Saturday 30 May 2015

Father's Day Gift Idea - Sheaffer Ferrari Pens Giveaway

Hi Everyone!

I'm back as promised with the final part of my Father's Day gift ideas series, It's been so much fun writing these posts and I am definitely going to be running other series this summer so do keep an eye out for those.

Today's gift idea is perfect for sports fans because it is part of the officially licensed range by Ferrari and is also one of those gifts that anyone can use and appreciate. I am of course talking about the Ferrari pen sets* from Sheaffer, a collaboration between a brand famous for their luxury writing instruments and the other famous for bold and beautiful racing cars!

The design is synonymous with the typical Ferrari red colour, slick in appearance and with the logo at the top of the pens and they come in a lovely branded display case to store them in. 

The lovely team at Sheaffer were kind enough to send me an extra set to giveaway to one of you guys. This will be open to anyone in the UK and you can enter via the entry options in the rafflecopter form below.

Best of luck and thanks for reading!

Love Sally X


Wednesday 27 May 2015

Father's Day Gift Idea - Ted Baker M

Hey Everyone!

Today I am bringing you a fantastic Father's day gift idea for those of you on a tight budget but also want a bit of luxury for your dad. 

The Perfume Shop have an exclusive deal going on at the moment where you can get a fragrance, body wash and aftershave balm for under £15 which I think is a total bargain. 

Gift Set contains: Eau de Toilette 30ml & Body Wash 100ml & After Shave Balm 100ml 


I've had a cheeky sniff of the fragrance and it's really quite nice, it's not one of those overpowering ones but more of a fresh, woody type of scent that's really wearable during the day or even in the evening as there is a hint of spice from the amber and coriander. 

All in all, the price is really good and makes this set nicely affordable but at the same time does smell lovely and carries the Ted Baker brand which is known for quality. If you want to check out the set you can do so on this link and there is free standard delivery on all orders which always saves a few pounds. 

I hope you found this helpful, see you soon for the last in the Father's Day Gift Ideas series which has a little surprise! 

Thanks for reading.

Love Sally X

Tuesday 26 May 2015

Father's Day Gift Idea - Braun 5040s Shaver

Hey Guys!

Today I am bringing you an exciting installment for my Father's Day gift series in the form of the recently released Braun Series 5 5040S Wet & Dry Shaver*. I was kindly sent a sample to review and will also be looking at a few of the other different models at different price ranges to fit all budgets. 

Firstly let's have a look at what the contents are inside the box:

instructions manual
fabric travel pouch
cleaning brush
power cable
shaver (with removable protector)

The shaver can be used wet or dry and I've read that foil head lasts around 18 months before needing replacement but that careful cleaning and maintenance can mean they last much longer. That's something to bear in mind to help maximise the potential money saving in switching from disposables and that's not to mention the better quality of a shave a more high end model can offer due to the enhanced technology. 

Now, after some thorough testing I want to share some feedback from my dad:

1. Flexibility- he was a big fan of the pivoting head which allowed for a comfortable but close shave that was more of a fluid motion. It was also good for picking up small hairs or any flat lying hairs that can sometimes be a bit more tricky to get at. 

2. Wet and Dry - he said that's it's great to have the option to use it in the shower as that saves a bit of time if you're in a rush

3. Battery - he thought it was great you can have a full shave on a 5 minute quick charge or 45 minutes on a full 1 hour charge. 

4. Adaptability - he liked the precision trimmer part for sideburns/moustache trimming

I hope you found this useful if you are thinking about investing in a shaver for your dad or any male acquaintance, he had nothing but good things to say about it and I haven't seen him use anything else since, which is very telling for a man of such particular taste.

As promised, I've included below a little selection of a few different shavers of varying price points that are all available from so hop on over there or check them out in store. Think of all the advantage card points you can clock up!

I hope this was helpful for you all. Thanks for reading and speak soon!

Love Sally X

Sunday 24 May 2015

Father's Day Gift Idea - Thermos

Hey Guys!

I hope you're all having an awesome bank holiday weekend! 

Today I have my next Father's Day Gift Idea installment and we are going to be looking at some really usable and functional gift ideas your dad will hopefully like from Thermos.

First are the food flasks*, these are absolutely perfect to take to work and can keep food hot OR cold! So whether it's fresh fruit or hot pasta or even soup, they will stay at that temperature for up to 7 hours for hot food or 9 hours for cold which means you can prepare stuff in the morning and be safe in the knowledge that the food will be fine for lunchtime or even as a late afternoon snack.

They come in the smaller size above which is 0.47 L or also a larger size which is 0.71 L.

Next are the radiance cool bags, these come in individual, medium, family (image below) and large, and they store anywhere between 6 and 36 cans depending on the size. You place ice packs or freezeboards inside to keep the cans cool, then are set for a nice day out with everything all kept together in a bag with a handy shoulder strap.

Lastly there are the classic Stainless King Flasks which come in matt black, red or blue and in the 1.2 L or 0.47 L sizes. These have an amazing 24 hours hot or cold capacity so you can have tea, coffee, soup or juice and I take mine to places like theme parks or car boot sales to save on money and have my favourite drinks wherever I am. 

I hope you all liked my picks, all of them are super practical and something that anyone can use. My experience with Thermos is that their products are incredibly durable and amazing insulators, and I 100% testify to the high levels of quality.

You can check out the full range here for all the products available.

Thanks for reading! 

Love Sally X


Saturday 23 May 2015

Father's Day Gift Ideas - Jockey

Hey Everyone!

Today in my Father's Day gift series I am featuring a fun fashion brand called Jockey and we are going to be looking at my top picks from their men's underwear section. These types of gifts often go down well as they are practical and everyday essentials so are a pretty safe choice for a present.

First up are their microfiber tops* which are available in black or white and sizes small up to XXL.

Next are the modern classic pants* which come in either navy or white and sizes 32-60.

Now we are on to the trunks, they have loads of different prints and colours so check out the range here for the full selection. I am going to share 3 of my favourites from the International Collection.

First are the black and red check trunks which are currently available in a XL
Then we have the short trunk fly which comes in black and orange or black and blue in sizes small to XXL.
 Then lastly are the short trunk fly in stripes which come in sizes small all the way up to 6XL.

I hope this little round up gave you some inspiration and was helpful. You can check out the full range of products for both men and women on

Thanks for reading!

Love Sally X

Wednesday 20 May 2015

Father's Day Gift Idea and Giveaway - Steel Series

Hey Everyone!

Today I have a Father's Day gift idea to share with you from SteelSeries which is perfect for the tech loving/gaming dads out there.

This nifty controller means you can take app gaming to a whole other level and it works via wireless bluetooth, powered by two AA batteries so is completely portable for you to use out and about. I've been using mine on the train with my iphone and as an xbox fanatic I love the novelty of having a proper controller.

I've included a few shots of the box and contents below to have a look at. It really is the simplest thing to set up.

The controller is made for ipods, iphones and ipads and is compatible with most iOS7 devices. There are hundreds of games it works with such as Angry Birds Go! and Sonic The Hedgehog 2 but you can view the full list here.

Now as you will have seen in the title, this post is also a giveaway. The amazing team at Steelseries have let me put a controller up for grabs for one of you guys and all you need to do is enter the rafflecopter form below. It's completely free to enter and there are lot's of entry options so do as many as you like!

I hope you liked this post, if you want to purchase a controller or view more information you can visit their Amazon or alternatively check out the stockists page on the Steelseries website.

Thanks for reading!

Love Sally X


Tuesday 19 May 2015

Father's Day Gift Ideas - Graham & Brown

Hey Guys!

I hope you're all well and having a nice week so far.

Today I am going to be sharing a few home ware themed gift ideas for Father's Day from a fabulous interiors retailer called Graham & Brown.

First up is the Treasured Trinkets Collectables (Small) which retails at £25. The pictures can either be kept as below or swapped out for personal family photos which I thought would be perfect for the living room.

 Next up are two items which I chose to feature after being inspired by the below photo (I'd definitely recommend checking out their Inspiration and Advice section as it gave me so many ideas for stuff I want to do in my house!!).

I love the whole American/industrial apartment vibes that these are giving off.

The Cogsworth Clock* is a really cool eye catching piece that would stand out against any backdrop but is a fully functioning time keeper so practical too.

The NY Type Cushion* is the perfect addition to any sofa or bed with the option to have one or multiple cushions for cool co-ords.

Finally I had to feature the Map canvas which I have taken quite the liking to, it would be great for anyone into travel or geography or just into general vintage inspired wall art and is currently on sale down to £15.

I hope you liked these picks and they give you some ideas for Father's Day. You can check out the full range on and there are some great deals and unique pieces to be found so have a browse.

Thanks for reading! 

Love Sally x

Monday 18 May 2015

Going Loopies for Ducky

Hey Everyone!

Today I wanted to share with you the latest addition to our Frenchies' toy box, the new favourite play thing we have affectionately named Ducky. 

The guys at Feedem were lovely enough to send us a medium mallard loopie* to have a play with and share our thoughts and today's review will be featuring Miley's companion, Frank, who is a huge fan of the talking toy variety.

My first impressions of the duck would be that it's pretty durable and a few weeks of play has had little to no effect on the stitching/general structure of the toy. The picture below will show that they play quite rough so for me I was impressed that the duck is still together and aside from a little grubbiness, which is inevitable, it's in great condition still at this point. Novelty wise the talking aspect went down a storm and the design is also pretty cute so big ticks on those fronts too!

As it stands, I'd say that duck is definitely looking to be the flavour of the month in our household.

If you would like to, you can check out the full range of Loopies on the Feedem website, I think I might need to get the rooster next but there are a few different designs to pick from alongside a whole array of toys and other products.

I hope you enjoyed this post, thanks for reading. 

Love Sally X

Saturday 16 May 2015

Father's Day Gift Ideas - M&S

Hey Guys!

I hope you're all well and having a fantastic weekend.

Today is the next installment of my Father's Day gift ideas series and I have compiled a little roundup of food and drinks themed gifts from M&S which is pretty much my go to place for things like greetings cards, fancy looking but affordable gifts and the most delicious chocolate coated biscuits.

I hope these give you some options!

Now these are just my personal top picks, you can check out the full food & wine gift range here on their site : LINK.

Hope that helped some of you and stay tuned for more blog posts soon!

Thanks for reading, love Sally X


Thursday 14 May 2015

Father's Day Gift Idea - G Baldwin & Co Gift Box

Hey Everyone!

Today I want to share a lovely skincare giftbox* that would make a great gift this Father's Day or for any occasion really where you want to have a pamper treat for a man in your life.

Baldwins were kind enough to send me a sample set to share with you guys and here are my thoughts!

First of all, I like the packaging, the brown box and Baldwins ribbon is simple but looks expensive and luxurious. Inside the box it is packed with padding to make sure the goodies arrive all good and well.

The items inside the box are as follows and the set retails at a reasonable £34.99 :

I had a cheeky sniff of the scrub before I handed the box over to my dad as an early present, and it smelt divine, really fresh and invigorating. I think the set is a really good gift idea, it's a reasonable price and the products go really well with each other as a skincare routine.

If you would like to check out the range at Baldwins, head on over to their website which is for a nosey around as they have some great options.

Thanks for reading, I hope you found this a helpful suggestion.

Love Sally X


Tuesday 12 May 2015

Stop By And Smell The Flowers

Hey Guys!

Today I am going to share an outfit of the day, revisiting my ever growing love of floral prints. I feel like it's been a little while since we've done this, so I have a few more outfits planned for the next month to show you all. Woo!

This lovely dress is from Asos Curve but an old collection so unfortunately no longer available however keep your eyes peeled on Ebay because it's a beauty.

I love the flattering black panels which make your middle smaller like some sort of optical illusion. Very sneaky!

I'm also wearing one of my favourite hair bands I picked up at a car boot sale for a tiny one pound! Cute isn't it?

I hope you liked this outfit, let me know your thoughts below and I look forward to speaking to you in my next post.

Thanks for reading. Love Sally X

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