#Littleloves November

November has certainly been a mixed month. We had to cancel going to visit family for my sister in laws 30th birthday party due to the flood alerts in the area. There were train cancellations and warnings not to travel unfortunately. Then I also found out this month that I have type 2 diabetes which means a complete change to my eating habits. We have had some great christmas related stuff happen though which has totally made the month enjoyable. I'm so excited for December tomorrow and putting up our tree.

Let's now jump into the little loves for November.




READ

I've managed to get through 4 books this month and 2 are for upcoming book tours I'm involved in.  The first 2 I'd been meaning to read for awhile and have been in my tbr pile on our bedroom shelf.

The Brighton Mermaid By Dorothy Koomson
Confession I've read 2 of Koomsons books before and didn't enjoy them but this one I was really drawn to and I'm glad I decided to give it a go as I ended up really enjoying it. I'd say it's a mix of Romance and mystery/crime.

Pieces Of Her By Karin Slaughter
This one is a slow starter for me. Definitely not the most gripping of thrillers but still an ok read.


The Sound Of Her Voice By Nathan Blackwell 
A brilliantly written crime thriller that kept me gripped. My full review will be live on December 6th. 

A Portrait Of Death By Rhen Garland 
Loved, loved, loved this one. Can safely say this was my favourite of the month and my full review will be live on December 9th.



WATCHED

I've been slacking with watching anything on TV, Netflix or films this month. I've only seen two films bad moms and Bad moms Christmas which I loved. 

Fireworks 
We don't go to see the fireworks as the noise really effects Blake and we are struggling to get him to wear ear defenders. However we got to watch some from Blake's room where the bangs weren't so loud and Blake loved them.

Christmas light switch on 
We went to the local light switch on. They had it two days in a row which we were able to go to as the second day wasn't so busy and was without the bangs.

Santas Christmas Countdown
We also went to see a wonderful Christmas show locally which Blake loved he even got to meet santa after and get a present.


Heard


Not going to lie the last week or so I've been playing Christmas music. Christmas is my favourite time of year so why not prolong it.
Now 100 hits Christmas has a mix of the traditional songs we all know and more modern ones too.


WORE


Yep I totally decided to get into the Christmas spirit this month and have been wearing both Christmas pj bottoms and socks. I'm totally loving the cute gingerbread characters on both.


MADE

I made a simple card bauble craft that you can read about here. I've also made a list of ideas for our elf ready for when he arrives tomorrow.


AND LASTLY...


Meet Pip McJingles who will be arriving tomorrow ready for lots of fun, adventures and  mischief in the lead up to Christmas. 
He is from Elf for christmas and we were sent him with a reward kit, 24 advent letters and a new book.



Be My Bear | Magic Dragon Kit

Who doesn't love a soft and cuddly stuffed toy? Be My Bear are a company that I recently came across, who sell anywhere bear kits that are ideal as gifts and for parties.


The kits are a fun activity for children to do as they get their own adorable soft toy when completed. Be my bear sell individual kits as well as party kit packs. I got to choose an individual kit for Blake from such a wide selection of teddy and animal designs. In the end after taking quite a while I settled for the Magic Dragon kit. 



The Magic Dragon from Be My Bear is a mythical stuffed animal with beautiful soft blue fur which features some purple highlights on its nostrils, horns and wings. 

Hailing from Mount St. Helens Volcano in Washington State, USA, Magic Dragon enjoys soaring through the skies visiting neighbouring states like Oregon and Idaho and also enjoys taking a cool dip in the nearby sea. Being a mythical animal makes Magic Dragon hard for people to see, but with a little imagination and a dash of belief, you'll have no trouble seeing dragon soaring high through the clouds.

What do you get in the kit?

The kit contains everything you need to make your adorable stuffed animal:
Magic Dragon bear skin
super-soft stuffing
heart charm
birth certificate
party invitation
and a deluxe carry bag




The instructions are pretty simple to follow and what's great is that there is no sewing required. When you turn over the magic dragon skin there is a outer velcro enclosure under that is the inner zip closure. This is where you fill the skin with the stuffing provided making sure you get enough into the arms and legs of your soft toy. You then rub the charm and say the little ditty/wish rhyme which is on the back of the instructions. At this point you can add a recordable voice box which is one of the additional extras to can pay for. Then all you have left to do is close using the one way zipper, remove the thread and seal the outer velcro pouch. You then have your own soft toy but the fun dont end there as your child  can name their toy and fill out the birth certificate. 


What additional items are available?

 1 x Teddy Bear Passport +£4.00
 1 x Fabric Pens (8 Pack) +£4.50
 1 x White 16" T-Shirt +£1.99
 1 x Recordable Twist Sound Module +£5.75

The Magic Dragon set I recieved was the 16 inch kit which retails at £10.75 however you  can get a 8 inch kit for £7.50.  We didn't do any additional extras however I feel they are a lovely option to have available.

*We were gifted the Magic Dragon Kit. However all thoughts are my own.

Smiggle Star Wars Collection

With the new Star Wars Film being released next month Smiggle have jumped on the band wagon with a selection of limited edition products. With gadgets, bags, bottles, and more I was given the option to choose some items so we could feel the force. The collection is available both instore and online so why not  have a look at what's available as they will make wonderful gifts for Star Wars fans this Christmas.

I opted for the Bb-8 Junior Hardtop Backpack and the Star wars stationery kit. If you want to know more about these products from the Smiggle Star Wars range read on.


The Star wars range is actually inspired by the First Order and The Resistance. The Bb-8 Junior Hardtop Backpack has so many great features which makes it a must for updating your childs backpack.

First of all the design is a protective EVA mould of BB-8 that is durable. The design is colourful, bright and also features an embroidered the resistance symbol. There is a padded handle as well straps that are also padded for comfort when carrying and are adjustable too. The bag is also a great size for fitting all those bits your child needs for school due to having 2 zip compartments.  The main compartment also has an internal slip  as you can see in my photo below. Inside the main compartment there is also  a label to pop in your childs name along with your email and number which is handy incase they misplace the bag. Last of all on the side of the bag is dual drink bottle sleeves making it handy for using the inside of the backpack for other essentials. 


Moving onto the Star Star Wars Stationery kit. The kit is ideal for not just for your child to take to school but also handy for travel as it has everything you need for them for colouring on the go.

The carrycase design has a metallic look and  features all favourite first order and resistance characters. The zip features a resistance silicon zip pull too. Inside the case you will find 18 coloured pencils, 18 coloured markers, 2 printed grey lead pencils, Sticky note pad, Rainbow pen, Sharpener, Ruler and an Eraser.



If you love the look of this selection definitely have a look at the other products as Smiggle  do many other items in the same BB-8 design.Smiggle also have other Star Wars designs worth checking out too especially if your child is a fan of Darth Vader for example.

The Bb-8 Junior Hardtop Backpack RRP is £30  and the Star Wars stationery kit RRP is £20.


*We were gifted a gift card to enable us to buy some items from the range. All thoughts are my own. 

Holland & Barrett Herbal Tea Advent Calandar

Advent calendars have come along way and there are so many options available. This year instead of chocolate Stuart will be enjoying 24 days of herbal teas.

As a tea drinker the advent calandar from Holland and Barrett is a great way for Stuart to try out flavours he's not tried before along with ones he already enjoys.


Celebrate the countdown to Christmas with Holland and Barretts carefully selected organic teas. Whether it's black tea, fruit, or herbal, their teas are bursting with flavour. What a better way to start your day on those coming cold winter days.

As you can see from my photo below the calendar can easily be hung up and each tea has a number so you know which one you can have each day. The numbers aren't in order so like most calendars there is the fun of finding the number for the tea you will be having that day.



The advent calendar is currently on sale from £4.99 down to £2.99 which is a great bargain. Make sure you head to your local store as currently as of writing this they have sold out online. 

*Stuart was gifted the advent calendar for the purpose of this post. All reviews are my own.

University Games Inch Worms | Review

Sunday in our family tends to be mostly a relaxed day. It's a day we like to choose a game to sit down and play together. Even better is when a game is not only fun but educational for Blake.

Recently we've been playing a cute and fun measuring game from university games called Inch Worms. The game is aimed for children 3 years and over and you can play with 2-5 players.  One round of game takes around about 15 minutes or so.  There are 2 ways in which to play the game. One using the number side of the spinner and the other the colour side. 


What does the game come with?
The game comes with a grassy mound, 10 worms and a double sided spinner.

The aim of the game is for players to take turns and what they spin determines how many sections of a worm you pull out. The player with the most worm sections wins.




The game is ideal for children to help learning both numbers and colours. It's fun  for children to pull out the worms section by section to see how long the worm is. You can snap the worms together to create a long worm so you can see better who wins. 

It's an easy and fast paced game for children and it's been a hit with Blake. I felt the set up was the difficult part as fixing the worms together and then putting them through the mound was quite fiddly.  Other than that it's been a simple and fun game to play together. 





*We were gifted the game in return for this review. All thoughts are my own.

Simple Card Bauble Decoration

This year because Blake is only in school for 30 mins a day I've decided to do more with him at home crafts wise when I can. With Christmas only 31 days away Christmas crafts are at the forefront of my mind.

I have a pack of metallic luxury twine to use for crafts so I got my thinking cap on as I wanted to do something simple that Blake and I could do together. Twine has many uses for this time of year and I'm hoping to make my own elf on the shelf props so the twine will come in handy then too as well as for using when wrapping up presents.



To make the card bauble decoration/s

You will need:

- Coloured card

-  a pencil

- scissors

- glue

- twine

- Something circle to draw around 

Optional:

- Festive Stickers and sequins 

Instructions:

1. Draw a circles on a piece of card 
This can be done freehand or you can find something to draw around.

2. Cut out the circles

3. Decorate the baubles however you like
We used stickers, card to cut out shapes and twine.

4. Attach some twine to make a loop for your bauble to hang to the tree.

There you go such a fun and simple activity.

*I was gifted the pack of luxury twine for the purpose of this post.

Giveaway| Win a Teen Bean Bag Chair

I'm collaborating with Bean Bag Bazaar for a chance for one lucky person to win a Teen Bean Bag Chair in a colour of your choice.

The bean bag chair doesn't just have to be for teens either as my 5 year old loves his grey one.

This unique teen bean bag chair is made with square panels that form a comfortable and supportive shape as you sit into it, with a sturdy square base.

Made in 100% waterproof fabric with double stitching and a concealed zip head, this bean bag is designed to be teen-friendly. Use indoors and outdoors and easily wipe clean.

With lots of colours to choose from you can find the perfect bean bag to suit your teen’s bedroom, den or games room.


To enter all you have to do is  complete the rafflecopter below.

Terms and conditions
-To enter you must be  18 and over
- The Giveway is UK only 
- This competition will close on 29th November 2019  at 12.00am GMT
- The winner will be chosen at random and notified via email, twitter or facebook
- If the winner doesn't reply within 30 days another winner will be drawn


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Christmas Gift Guide For Kids Birth to 5

* I was sent the items featured in this gift guide in return for inclusion. Some links are also affiliate links


Every year I love putting together the kids gift guide. With my sister having her first little one due in January I've included items for babies up to age 5 which Blake will be by the time Christmas comes around. 


Lully Bear | £59.95

How absolutely cute is Lully bear. Lully has been created by musician and mother, Jane Stewart. He is the only bear that sings 23 live recorded lullabies played on real instruments by musicians. Lully provides up to an hour of calming music for bed time and relaxation. Featuring classics like ‘When You Wish Upon A Star’, ‘You Are My Sunshine’, ‘Any Dream Will Do’ and ‘Over the Rainbow’. 



Breakfast Heros Romper | Starting at £17

The Nurture Collective sell a beautiful range of clothing and this Maebell and Bo breakfast heros romper is a cute addition to a little ones wardrobe. The pull-on jumpsuit romper features  favourite breakfast heroes. The suit can come with the same sleeves or contrast – just ask! Why not add a hoodie for extra warmth?
These jumpsuits are made from the best quality jersey organic cotton and are hand made with a turn around of around 2 weeks.




Silly, fun and lots of giggles, Musical Duggee will delight Hey Duggee fans of all ages! Watch Duggee’s ears flap hilariously in time to the music. Press hand to activate 3 tunes from the CBeebies show and dance along as Duggee’s ears move to the beat of each song. Press Duggee's other hand to hear the theme tune, fun phrases and sounds from the show. Colourful lights under his four badges will also flash in time with the music. Soft, textured fabric with beautiful fine embroidery make Musical Duggee perfect for those all-important 'Duggee Hugs’.

HAPE 2 in 1 Stove and Grill | £32.66

The Hape 2 in 1 stove and grill is a beautifully made wooden toy with metal accessories. Set The clock and turn on the plates to sauté or simmer everything in the pan or pot. You can even convert the stove to a BBQ. Let your childs cooking imagination run wild. 

This fun bath fishing set from Hape comes with 3 bright coloured animals and a net with a removable handle. The frog, fish and dragonfly all jump up when pushed down ready for little ones to catch. The handle of the fishing net can be detached and used as a fishing rod with line and hook. 




Teen Bean Bag Chair | £34.99

Even though aimed at teens Blake adores this bean bag chair from Bean bag bazaar. which is made with square panels that form a comfortable and supportive shape as you sit into it, with a sturdy square base. Made in 100% waterproof fabric with double stitching and a concealed zip head. The bean bag chair can be used both indoors or outdoors so ideal for cosying up on indoors during the colder months and sitting out relaxing in the garden once the warmer months approuch. I opted for the grey colour as it goes well with our sofa and matches our curtains and cushions as well. The bean bag is a great size and Blake currently enjoys sitting on it in his book corner.




After the successful releases of The Snow Queen and The Snow Queen 2: The Snow King in the UK, Russian animators Wizart Animation are back with the third instalment of their frozen fairy tale franchise, THE SNOW QUEEN: FIRE AND ICE, is available on Digital and DVD.

After heroically defeating both the Snow Queen and the Snow King, Gerda still cannot find peace. Her dream is to find her parents who were once taken away from them by the North Wind and finally reunite the family. So Gerda and her friends must embark on another exciting & frozen journey to find her parents and encounter new challenges along the way. A story of kindness, bravery and most of all…friendship.


Beatrix Potter's retelling of Red Riding Hood. A darkly delicious adaptation of the classic tale, filled with trademark Potter wit and flourishes, little Red Riding Hood sets off to Granny's house with a very hungry wolf in tow.





Tomorrow is Christmas Jumper Day at Peppa's playgroup, and she's very excited. Everyone loves Christmas Jumper Day!

There's only one problem... their Christmas jumpers don't fit! Will Daddy Pig manage to save the day?




There's an Elf In your book By Tom Fletcher| £8.62

GOLLY GUMDROPS . . . A LITTLE ELF HAS FOUND THEIR WAY INTO YOUR BOOK!

What does Elf want?
Oh! Just to see if you've been naughty or nice this year!

Elf will ask you a few simple questions to find out. And surely there won't be any tricks to try and get you to be naughty . . . will there?


Hmmm, this could be quite a tricksy little elf. You'd better keep your wits about you if you want to make it on to Santa's Nice List!



Written by one of the world’s most famous and best loved grandfathers, and inspired by his own experience of being a grandude, Hey Grandude! is an action-packed picture book that introduces a magical intrepid explorer grandfather — the eponymous Grandude — and his four grandchildren. Join them as they ride flying fish, dodge stampedes, and escape avalanches.

Goes to sleep | £16.99

Goes to Sleep' is a personalised children's bedtime book featuring your child throughout. You can select a girl or boy, their hair colour, skin tone and preview each spread. 


Using proven methods from world renown hospitals, The Children's Sleep Charity and leading children's sleep specialists, to help you develop a highly effective Bedtime Routine.




Little Monstrie, a monster who doesn’t fit the “norms”, wishes his name were something more empowering like Jean-Clawed. His mother makes him wear tusk-mittens, she does not let him watch TV in the evenings, or allow him to eat sweets. His fellow students at school think of him as a bit of an oddball. Throughout the chapters that involve a kidnapping, some bullying, and lessons on growling (which is hard to do when you can’t roll your Rs) and scaring, Monstrie experiences moments of wonderful self-discovery. The unconditional love from his parents becomes apparent and readers also get to witness how an act of kindness can turn around the actions of a bully. The ultimate lesson comes from his scare class teacher who tells him that in life it is paramount to always be yourself.


NOW Disney is back with additional tracks and brand new artwork! 3CDs of all the Disney film classics including 'When You Wish Upon a Star' (Pinocchio), 'Circle of Life' (The Lion King), ‘The Bare Necessities (The Jungle Book) Colours of the Wind’ (Pocahontas), ‘That’s How You Know’ (Enchanted), ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’ (Mary Poppins) and Let It Go’ taken from the box-office smash film Frozen! In addition to this, it will also feature all new tracks from Moana, Beauty and the Beast and Descendants! NOW Disney also includes a bonus disc of Christmas songs and carols from Mickey Mouse and friends.

Pop pop hair surprise | around £10

Pop pop hair surprise is the new 3-in-1 collectable aimed at girls which comes with a Pop Brush that opens to reveal a spray bottle and Pop Pod, spray the pod and it’ll pop open to reveal a roller and your Pop Pet. The Pop Pet has crazy hair which can be styled on its own and even in your own hair.
The Hangrees | £10.99

The Hangrees are funny parodies aimed at boys and are popular TV characters, films and games which come with a parody snack and DIY slime. Feed The Hangree the slime, shake it up and it’ll poop it out! Characters include Harry Plopper, Chew-Kaka and Fartnite.




PJ masks cat boy case | £14.99

Time to be a hero with the PJ Masks Cat boy Carry Case that comes packed with all the accessories you need to be a super hero! Prepare your launcher with the fur ball and get ready to fire at the Night Ninja and his Ninjalinos. Snap your band on and transform into your favourite character. All accessories pack neatly away into the carry case for PJ Mask fun on the go!


Be my bear Magic Dragon kit | £ 7.50 for 8' or £10.75 for 16'

The Magic Dragon from Be My Bear is a mythical stuffed animal with beautiful soft blue fur which features some purple highlights on its nostrils, horns and wings. The kit contains Magic Dragon bear skin, super-soft stuffing, heart charm, birth certificate, party invitation and deluxe carry bag. Making it a wonderful activity to do with little ones with a adorable stuffed toy when complete. Hailing from Mount St. Helens Volcano in Washington State, USA, Magic Dragon enjoys soaring through the skies visiting neighbouring states like Oregon and Idaho and also enjoys taking a cool dip in the nearby sea. Being a mythical animal makes Magic Dragon hard for people to see, but with a little imagination and a dash of belief, you'll have no trouble seeing dragon soaring high through the clouds.
Learning resources Beaker Creatures Whirling Wave Reactor | £16

Beaker Creatures™ combine the amazement of learning through science with the anticipation of surprise collectibles. With 65 creatures to collect, from nine different planets, children will love building an out-of-this-world collection! Will you be lucky and uncover one of the rare 24-carat creatures or a limited-edition, colour-changing Frostonian?

Children will create amazing bubbling reactions with Beaker CreaturesExtract a Beaker Creature with a whirling wave reaction!Children simply drop a Reactor Pod into the chamber, fill it with water, and spin the lever to reveal their Beaker Creature!Set doubles as a working lab station that's ready for hands-on experiments!Beaker Creatures Whirling Wave Reactor set includes:
-Whirling Wave Chamber
- Reactor Pod
-Limited-edition colour-change Frostonian
- Two classification cards
- Mini-poster with fun science facts
- Experiment guide featuring step-by-step instructions for four experiments.

Sphero Mini Activity Kit - £79.99
The Sphero Mini Activity Kit squeezes a huge experience into a tiny robot the size of a ping pong ball. Drive, game, create and get inspired with the included Activity Cards, Accessories and Construction Set.


Packed with teeny tiny tech, Sphero Mini has a little gyroscope, accelerometer and a customisable LED light that glows in any colour of your choice. Included with the Sphero Mini Activity Kit are 15 Activity Cards, a 28-Piece Construction Set, 3 Mini Traffic Cones, 6 Mini Bowling Pins and a Robotic Ball Cover to inspire some fun right out of the box.

Christmas Gift Guide For Her

* I was sent the items featured in this gift guide in return for inclusion. Some links are also affiliate links.


When it comes to compiling the Gift Guide For Her I find it alot more easier than when it comes to men. There are definitely some tricky women in the family to buy for though. I've hopefully come up with a fun guide with a mixture of great products i would definitely love to receive myself and hopefully your loved ones too.




Santa's Sack Hamper | RRP: £44.99 Current Price: £39.99

Prestige Hampers have a wonderful selection of hampers available and the Santa's sack will certainly bring a smile to her face this Christmas. Filled with all things festive chocolate, sweets, biscuits and more. 

The hamper includes:
- Yorkshire crips Tomato and  Mortozorella 100g
-  Shortbread House Chocolate Chip Shortbread 170g 
- Valley Chocolates Fudge 
- Farmhouse Chilli and Garlic Savoury Biscuits 100g
- Rose Infused Chocolate Bar 100g 
- Valley Chocolates Milk Chocolate Raisins 180g
- Nib Nibs Orange & Cranberry Mini Biscuits

All kept in a cute and handy red santa north pole sack you use again and again.



This 5 disc complication of Christmas songs is a must to get the family in the festive mood. A great gift for her to listen to whilst cooking up the Christmas dinner, have on in the background or to dance around to. NOW 100 Hits Christmas has the perfect mix between those classic hits that we all know the words to and the newer hits and renditions like Ariana Grande’s ‘Santa Tell Me’ and Sam Smiths ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’.

Label.M The Smooth Collection Gift Set | £36.50



The smooth collection gift set is ideal for beating the frizz, containing 3 Label.M hair products worth £52.25. The gift set contains: Anti-Frizz Shampoo, Anti-Frizz Conditioner, Anti-Frizz Mist




Anti-Frizz Shampoo

Lightweight Shampoo, nourishes and smoothes, taming frizz and flyaways, leaving your hair controlled straight and beautifully silky.



Anti-Frizz Conditioner

Frizz controlling, detangling and smoothing conditioner for longer-lasting straight and silky hair. Infused with the humidity-resistant Mediterranean fruit Complex, Anti-Frizz Conditioner intensively moisturises, strengthens and protects hair for calm, glossy and manageable locks.



Anti-Frizz Mist

Fine mist primes the hair for up to 35% faster blow-dries, with heat protection, anti-frizz and split-end repairing properties for smooth hair with improved manageability.

Label.M Tourmaline Dyrer | £ 67.95



The label.m Tourmaline White Dryer is ultra-lightweight and benefits from an ergonomic handle with anti-slip and anti-burn stripes for assured comfort.




The powerful airflow is created by the high performance 2200 Watt motor that speeds up drying times along with the ION generation technology. This dryer emits negative ION's to lock in colour and moisture with anti-static results for the perfect blow-dry. This professional dryer also benefits from dual speed and heat settings and a cold shot button for fixing that perfect style in place.




The product is double insulated, made from incredibly resistant materials and features an anti-breaking Lock System to avoid damages from dropping to ensure a very long life. This professional dryer also comes with two interchangeable nozzles allowing a perfectly tailored finish every time.


This stylish salon quality tool comes in a high gloss white finish with a bell shaped cord to reduce the risk of cord damage. The label.m Tourmaline Dryer is also available in black.






ION8 leakproof water bottle | £10.99

I'm guilty of not drinking enough water and I'm sure there are others who are the same. When you are a busy mum it can often be hard to remember to have a drink when you are on the go. With this said the ION8 leakproof bottle is ideal as you can open it one handed. It's a slim water bottle with a soft-touch 'frosted' textured grip. Made from BPA free, phthalate free, non-toxic TRITAN, this versatile drinks bottle is odour resistant, easy to hand wash and suitable for hot or cold drinks. This has a vented, smooth liquid flow for rapid hydration, a tough carry strap, and fits all cup holders and backpacks.

 Re-gen oil and serum | Oil £5.99 and serum £7.99

Re-gen products make great stocking fillers. The 75ml oil is ideal for combating marks, scars and aging skin.  I used this product when I was pregnant with Blake and it can be rubbed into the skin to help improve stretch marks or added to your bath. 

The 50ml serum is a specially formulated product which helps lift and firm facial and neck contours while diminishing blemishes and pigmentation marks. Its unique, concentrated formula contains the highly effective ingredient PCL Liquid™ for reviving skin radiance and easy absorption, ensuring effective results for dry and ageing skin.

Fethrs 4 step skincare | varies


Feathrs is an innovative NEW unisex intimate skincare range, which is 100% vegan and dermatologically approved. Feathrs, has launched in Superdrug and consists of a unique, four-step skincare range regime. This regime is created for intimate styling to help shower, soothe and smooth the intimate area. 

Feathrs has a 4 step process:
- Exfoliating wash
- Shave cream
- Moisturising balm
- Ingrown hair solution.



Olay’s latest game changer is perfectly whipped for instant absorption. Introducing Active Rush Technology™, which has the ability to hold and quickly release 1000x its weight in hydration and active ingredients, Olay Whips transforms from cream to liquid on contact, to deliver potent anti-ageing skincare with a light as air touch. I absolutely love this stuff and now swear by it as my skin feels so much hydrated since using it. 


If you are looking for an eco friendly gift than this cute sloth travel mug is perfect for taking hot drinks wherever you go. The mug is made from bambo with a silicon lid and sleeve to prevent hands from the hot contents. I think the sloths are so adorable. 


Another eco friendly gift option is this sweet little cutlery set from Brightzine. The set contains a spoon,fork, set of chop sticks and a stainless steel straw. Ideal for popping in your bag so you don't have to use single use cutlery and straws again. Both the cutlery and box are made from a wheat straw and PP blend (BPA free), and the straw is made from stainless steel. You can now add an optional straw cleaning brush (made from nylon) for an additional £2. 



Heady mix are a company that carefully curates book boxes that are the perfect gift for the avid book reader because they:

- Save time and make it easier to discover and read diverse stories
-Provide a unique reading experience that encourages readers to think differently and challenge stereotypes
- Are a plane ticket for the reader’s mind as they take them on a journey to new perspectives from diverse communities, cultures and countries  

- Tap into the reader’s inner activist, helping them to build a more balanced and inclusive world by proving there is demand for diverse books. 

The set above this from their African writers box. 



Tisserand aren't a new to me brand as I own their everyday wellbeing essential oil rollers which I love. Their new wellbeing escape set of roller balls is a partnership with National Geographic. All 3 blends in the set takes you on a different journey around the world as each essential oil is from a different country. 

The set contains:

PARADISE: a blend of Jasmine, Grapefruit and Mandarin pure essential oils to deeply relax the mind and body, inspiring positivity and a warm inner glow

RETREAT: a blend of Vetiver, Neroli and Frankincense pure essential oils to encourage inner strength, a reflective sense of calm and contentment in the self

EXPLORE: a blend of Petitgrain, Cardamom and Peppermint pure essential oils to bring clarity to a busy mind and calm your respiratory system with a breath of fresh air.