Saturday, 27 February 2016

Stitch & Story - Lola Pom Slippers Knitting Kit

As old fashioned as it sounds I've always loved to knit. Growing up my Grandma and Mum taught me how to knit a scarf, which was about as adventurous as I got and even then they would always have to help me cast on and off. I would love to be one of those people that gets complimented on a knitted hat or chunky knit scarf and when asked where it was from I could say "oh this I made it' with a smug look on my face! No matter how many times my Mum would show me as soon as I tried to do it without her I would completely mess it up and end up online trying to find help.

So to my delight my beautiful Auntie gave me this slipper knitting set from the amazing Stitch & Story. It comes with all the wool, knitting needles and more importantly some instructions! Something you might not know about me is I live in slippers….all year round so this set is just perfect for me. I cannot wait to get started. I've already had a look at the instructions and they look so easy to follow so I think this time I will actually be able to finish something I start knitting!

Stich & Story sell so beautiful sets from beanie hats, to cushion covers and headbands, they really do have something for everyone. If you're struggling for a special gift for Mother's Day why not pick up one of these! Plus the packaging is simply yet stunning so can be given as it is.

I'm so excited to get started on these, this will definitely be a Sunday evening activity with a hot chocolate and a good film.


Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Kate Spade 'Cedar Street Racing Stripe Lacey' Wallet

I was a very spoilt girl this year for my birthday as Dan surprised me with this stunning wallet from Kate Spade. I've never had a designer wallet before as I don't really like to spend a lot of money on myself, especially as we have a wedding to pay for in 5 months time! So I was so overwhelmed to see that Dan had treated me to this gorgeous pink and gold 'Cedar Street Racing Stripe Lacey Wallet.' Dan picked the perfectly colours for me. I absolutely love pink and gold and think they work so well together.

Inside the purse is a beige polka dot print with so many card holder compartments which is just what I need, as rather embarrassingly, I have a ridiculous amount of reward cards and gift cards so there is more than enough room to fit them all in. This purse retails at £160 but Kate Spade offer some alternative purses starting from £65.

I've had this for about two weeks now and I'm so impressed with the quality of the wallet. It's so practical and although the design is simple it's stunning!


Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Eat Your Photo Cupcakes Review

Warning this blog post will make you drool, go weak at the knees and fantasize about cupcakes for the rest of the day. It will also inevitably make you reach for your purse and order a box of these 12 delicious chocolate cupcakes. Now I've warned you let's commence!

Today we're going to talk about all things cupcake related as for me there is nothing better than a large cup of coffee and a really good cupcake. So when the lovely people at Eat Your Photo asked if I wanted to try out their new cupcakes I jumped at the chance.  Now these aren't just any standard cupcakes these are personalised cupcakes, that's right delicious cupcakes that you can have photos printed onto. It took me all of about 5 seconds to chose which photo I wanted, the inner narcissists in me was desperate to see my face on a cake, but then I had an idea!

With Valentines on it's way I always struggle to find something thoughtful to get Dan. I don't know why I do it but I tend to leave things like that to the last minute and end up getting him a standard box of chocolates and a DVD that will end up at the back of the shelf in a couple of weeks. But these cupcakes show that you've put some time and effort into a present. All you need to do is chose the photo you would like on top, the flavour of the cupcake, then after a few clicks of a button they will be safely delivered to your other half. All you have to do is sit back and watch the smile on their face as they open the box! 

I went for the 'Premium Chocolate Sponge' and boy oh boy I wasn't disappointed. The cake itself is light and fluffy and the icing is to die for. Alternatively if you haven't got as big a sweet tooth as me there is also a delicious Premium Vanilla Sponge which looks just as good.

The boxes start out in sizes that will fit 6 cupcakes and go all the way up to boxes of 96! Prices start at just £13 which I think is a fantastic price for a really personal gift that the recipient will really love and enjoy. If cupcakes don't take your fancy then Eat Your Photo sell lots of other incredible personalised items such as brownies, cakes, cookies, chocolates and even pizza!!

What photo would you have printed onto a cupcake?

Although I was sent these delicious cupcakes by Eat Your Photo I was not paid for this post and all the views I have expressed are my own.

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Butter London 'Invite Only' 6 Piece Collection Review

My name is Aimee and I'm a nail varnish addict....there I said's out there!! I am obsessed with painting my nails, I don't know whether it stems from biting my nails throughout my childhood and then when I grew them at the age of 16 I absolutely loved all the different colours and patterns. There is nothing I like more than looking down at my hands and seeing my nails painted in a beautiful polish.

Even though I'm a nail varnish hoarder I don't actually own any Butter London polishes so when I saw this beautiful 'Invite Only' 6 piece set out at Christmas I fell in love with it and mentioned it in passing to Dan. To my surprise Dan remembered and got this for me for my birthday this week. I was so excited when I saw the box I let out the girliest sequel! I gently opened the black presentation box and starring back at me were 6 gorgeous polishes ready for me to try out. My eyes were instantly drawn to 'Pash' and 'Peep Hole' as I tend to go for really purple/pink colours on my nails and the teal blue is very similar to the colour of my bridesmaid dresses that we are having bespoke made for our wedding.

Lock In
Peep Hole
Glad Rags
This is such a stunning set of colours that I'm already hooked on using. I think 'Pash' is up there with one of my all time favourites. I love everything about these polishes, the brush, the consistency and the overall finish is fantastic.

I'll definitely be getting some more Butter London Nail Polishes to add to my collection!

What is your favourite nail polish?

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