Monday, 20 March 2017

Mother's Day Gift Ideas - Zippo


Hi Guys,

Today in my Mother's Day gift idea series is a couple of different products from the company Zippo.

The first is their 6 Hour High Polish Chrome Hand Warmer* this retails at £21.95 and provide up to 6 hours of heat for your hands. This is a very thoughtful gift if you know your mother always struggles with cold hands. They also offer handwarmers in other colours and designs including a funky looking camo and ones which will keep your hands warm for even longer for up to 12 hours.


The second gift idea is a Armor windproof lighter* this particular one retails at £23.00. On the Armor lighters the casing is 1.5 times as thick as a standard case. Also, it comes in a nicely presented gift box as you can see.


To have a look at Zippo's full range, have a look on their website: https://www.zippo.co.uk/

I hope you enjoyed this post! Love Sally x
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Monday, 13 March 2017

Introducing..Oteas


Hi Guys,

I am reviewing one of my favourite subjects today, tea from a company called Oteas. 

Oteas is a British tea company and their blends only contain whole leaf teas, herbs, flowers, spice and other natural ingredients. You can pick from either loose leaf tea or tea in bio-degradable tea pyramids. 

I received  one of their 12 tea gift boxes*, you can choose from either a Pick & Mix of blends or a set selection and they also do larger gift boxes containing 24 teas.



I like the transparent packaging as you can clearly see what teas you have and I also think the graphics look really appealing great for if giving as a gift. Let's take a better look what teas I have in my gift set!


Black tea with apricot
Red berry dream tea
Mango mint tea
Liquorice tea
Oriental pearl tea
Green tea with jasmine
Chamomile flowers tea
Berry blend tea
Earl grey tea
Goji berry, vanilla & strawberry tea
Shanghai Chai
Lemon, ginger & cinnamon tea

All come on the back with the ingredients, brewing time and what water temperature to use. 


My favourite I've tried is the black tea with apricot, you could really smell the apricot when brewing and tasted sweet and refreshing.

I hope you enjoyed this post, which of these tea flavours do you think you would like the most? Let me know in the comment below.

Love Sally x




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Thursday, 9 March 2017

Terraillon Web Coach Prime Fit Kit Review


Hi Guys,

Today I am talking about a company called Terraillon and their Web Coach Prime Fit Kit.* This includes a body composition scales and a wristband which connects to your smartphone via the Terraillon Wellness Coach app.


Firstly, lets take a closer look at the scales called the WebCoach Prime.* They connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth and offer full body composition analysis including weight, BMI, body fat, muscle mass, body water and bone mass. They have a capacity up to 160kg 

They have a sturdy glass platform and large clear number display which I really like. I much prefer digital display scales as they are easier to read and I find them more accurate.

 I mainly use these scales just for measuring my weight and it's a great way for me to keep track using the app. You can connect up to 8 smartphones simultaneously which I think is a great feature, it means other family member can use these scales too and keep track. Each member of the family can have their own personal profile and the scales synchronize their data to their own Wellness Coach account.



Also in the Terraillon Web Coach Prime Fit Kit* is the Activi-T Band* it has3D sensor that monitors your physical activity and also displays the time and can be used as an alarm.
The Activi-T Band has a large  screen that allows you to monitor your activity (steps, distance, calories) directly and it also tells the time. You can also 
synchronise your data on the Wellness Coach app wirelessly using Bluetooth. The battery life is very impressive of a whopping 7 days and you can recharge it within 90 minutes using the integrated USB port. This is so handy for if you are on the go a lot, all you need is a USB port in order to charge.



I found the Terraillon Web Coach Prime Fit Kit easy to use and the app really useful for when you are trying to lose weight. You can see all your progress and set your goal weight. It is currently available on Argos, link is here: http://www.argos.co.uk/product/6735726

I hope you enjoyed this post.

Love Sally x

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Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Skates.co.uk - Mother's Day Gift Idea


Hi Guys!

Today I am bringing you a slightly more out of the norm Mother's Day gift idea from Skates.co.uk

The company Skates.co.uk is family owned and based in Romsey and launched in May 2007 after the huge success of their sister site www.flywalk.co.uk. They have over 50 members of staff and strive on providing excellent customer service and helpful advice on their products.

I was lucky enough to receive the Rio Roller Varsity Quad Skates in black and gold*, link them on the website here: https://www.skates.co.uk/rio-roller-varsity-quad-skates-black-gold.html 


Appearance: They come in a matching themed box with gold lettering which I think would made them perfect to give as a gift. The skates themselves look flawless! I like the fact the black means they are not too extravagant and slightly more muted so well suited for a slightly old audience but then the gold gives just the right amount pop of colour and the design makex them look cool and trendy.

Specification

Semi-soft upper with PVC leather construction
High quality supportive insoles with additional cushioning
PU cast 82A exclusive Rio wheels
PU cast stopper with easily replaceable bolts
Nylon hi-impact chassis and aluminium trucks
ABEC 7 bearings


My thoughts: These skates retail at £69.95 and I think this is a good price for this item as they are quality and made to last. You can tell the quality just from the care when making them, the stitching and finish is great on them. When wearing them my feet felt very well supported and they were comfy. In the past my feet have started ache after a short amount of time wearing roller skates but with the supportive insoles and super thick cushioning I could wear these for ages. 


I hope you enjoyed this post, would you consider trying some roller skates? Let me know in the comments below. 

Love Sally x

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Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Introducing Amara


Hi Guys,

Today I'm delighted to be writing a post on a fabulous company called Amara. A Luxury international online store specialising in luxury gifts, designer homeware, lighting & contemporary furniture. 

Some history about the company; Amara was founded in 2005 by Sam Wood as initially an interior design business. In 2006, her husband Andrew spotted a gap in the online market for a distributor of real luxury homeware, and the husband and wife team then created Amara.co.uk. This business has been growing massively since then now offering nearly a whopping 35,000 products on their website and have over 70 members of staff. 

Amara currently have  a Mother's Day gift idea section on their website: https://www.amara.com/shop/mothers-day-gifts and when I browsed this section I was overwhelmed with the selection! They have lots of my favourite designer brands; Ted Baker, Orla Kieley, Joules, Kate Spade and many more.

So I decided to pick out from the Amara site some Ugg slippers*, I love warm sheepskin slippers and I think every mother would use a pair of quality slippers. 


They are the Women's Ugg Scuffette Liberty Slippers in Black* and have a beautiful blue floral pattern on them as you can see which is Liberty Art Fabric. 


They are lined with luxurious UGGpure wool and have a beautiful sheepskin collar which makes them so soft and comfy. After a long day at work it makes such a lovely treat to take your work shoes off and slip on these. 


I'd highly recommend these beautiful slippers*, I think any mother would be delighted to receive them, they will last her a long time and make her feel very treated and special. 

They are actually on sale at the moment on their website from £90 down to £60 which I think is a very good price for Ugg slippers! They are currently available in sizes 3-8 but if you are interested I recommend buying them asap so they don't sell out in your desired size. Link to the exact slippers is here: https://www.amara.com/products/women-s-scuffette-liberty-slippers-black

I really hope you enjoyed this post as much I enjoyed writing it, please check out their Mother's Day section and let me know in the comment below what your favourite item is! https://www.amara.com/shop/mothers-day-gifts 

Love Sally x

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Monday, 6 March 2017

Pantene Pro-V Repair & Protect

Hey Guys,

Today I'm bringing you another beauty post! This one is on Pantene Pro-V hair products*, I'm sure you have all heard of this brand and have seen the recent television adverts featuring Ellie Goulding.

Pantene started in 1945 and is a massively popular haircare company around the world. They have lots of different collections for all your haircare needs and today I'm talking about two of their products from the Repair & Protect Range the Conditioner* and In-Shower foam conditioner*


The Repair & Protect Range is for damaged, stressed and overworked hair. As I dye my hair regularly I hoped the conditioner would do my hair some good. Firstly, I thought the product smelt great and a little product went quite along way when applied to my hair. The results were impressive, it left my hair feeling soft and nourished.


The other product I tried is the Pantene In-Shower foam conditioner* which I was very intrigued about because I've not heard of or used a foam conditioner before!

How you use this product is slightly different to a normal conditioner you apply a palm-size amount from your roots to your tips and then you let it soak into your hair. I left it on my hair for about 5 minutes to work it's magic! 

I was pleased with the results, my hair felt conditioned without being weighed down!  I have quite fine hair so this is something I sometimes struggle with other conditioners I've tried. I would really recommend this product for people with fine hair! This conditioner is a bit different but definitely worth a try, and it's quick and easy to apply and use.


To check out Pantene's full range of Repair and Protect products please click here: http://pantene.co.uk/en-gb/repair-and-protect 

I do hope you liked this review, let me know in the comments where you use any Pantene products!

Love Sally x

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Saturday, 4 March 2017

English Tea Shop

Hi Guys!

Today I want to talk to you about one of my passions, tea! I'm a massive tea enthusiast, I drink tea everyday and love trying all types and flavours! So I was so excited when I was offered the chance to feature English Tea Shop tea* on my blog! I have tried English Tea Shop once before, I received last Christmas one of their festive flavours in Gingerbread Man that I loved and was so sad when it ran out.


So firstly a little about the brand, English Tea Shop have been sourcing great quality, organic sustainable tea from Sri Lanka since 2010. They have a factory in Sri Lanka too where a team of experts combine the tea to create just the right balance of yummy flavours and are then hand packed to help reduced their carbon footprint. 

I'm going to now show you one of their gift tins perfect for Mother's Day with it's oh so pretty pink patterned tin called The English Tea Shop Premium Collection*.


This contains a whopping 30 individual wrapped pyramid tea bags in six amazing flavours. I thought this would be great for a working mother because each morning she can pick a tea to put in her handbag to take with her to work. 


Also where this is an assortment, it allows you to try flavours perhaps you wouldn't normally pick for yourself but you can give a go, and if you end up loving one or two (or six!) you can go and buy a pack of that flavour.

Now lets have a better look at the flavours you get and a description of each:



Chocolate, Rooibos & Vanilla: Caffeine free, naturally sweet and antioxidant rich rooibos deliciously blended with vanilla and chocolate notes.

  Oolong Tea: A luxurious and intriguing tea with a delicate and
soft flavour.  

White Tea Blueberry & Elderflower:  An antioxidant rich, delicateWhite Tea, created with real juicy blueberries, aromatic elderflower and notes of zesty Lemongrass.

Super Berries: A delightful blend of classical herbs and aromatic berries - tastes as delicious as its aroma.

 Lemongrass, Ginger & Citrus:  An understated classic packing a citrus punch! Notes of Lemongrass and citrus infused with a tingle of ginger will refresh any palate.

Harrington Premium Single Origin Black Tea:  A perfect golden orange cuppa of deliciously smooth single garden tea, sourced from the beautiful mountain ranges in Sri Lanka.

The one I was most excited to try and my favourite flavour out of these is Chocolate, Rooibos & Vanilla, it's sweet and delicious and I like the distinctive taste of Rooibos tea.

This set retails at £17 and is on Amazon, take a look at the English Tea Shop website for the full range: http://www.theenglishteashop.biz/


What flavour out of the six would you like to try the most? Let me know in the comments below.

Love Sally x




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