MOTHERS DAY GIFT GUIDE & A CHANCE TO WIN £50.00 WITH TOXICFOX!

So today I have something very exciting to share with you guys, the lovely people at http://www.toxicfox.co.uk/ are running a fabulous competition that you can all enter. They contacted me and asked if I’d like to create a blog post sharing the competition and also, create a gift guide to show you some beautiful gifts they have for Mothers Day, which will soon be here on the 15th of March.

If you’d like to enter the competition, which is super easy to do by the way! Make sure you keep reading as I’ll put details on how to enter below.. but let’s crack on with the Mothers Day gift guide.

I’ve been lucky enough to have to pleasure of dealing with ToxicFox in the past and I was very impressed. They sell a wide range of gifts for all occasions and their service is outstanding. If you’d like to read some of my previous thoughts on them, check out the blog post I made here: https://beautyadoration.wordpress.com/2014/11/27/the-perfect-christmas-gifts-from-toxicfox-co-uk-and-a-discount/

We all know how difficult it can be finding a gift for Mothers Day.. Are you struggling to find something for your glam mum? Your comedian mum? Your wine loving mum? Your baking addict mother? Don’t worry, ToxicFox have it covered with their huge selection of gifts.

Here are some of my favourite picks!

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1. http://www.toxicfox.co.uk/forget-me-not-personalised-bucket
2. http://www.toxicfox.co.uk/personalised-my-family-keyring
3. http://www.toxicfox.co.uk/what-is-a-mum-frame
4. http://www.toxicfox.co.uk/detox-pamper-pack
5. http://www.toxicfox.co.uk/delicious-box-of-macarons
6. http://www.toxicfox.co.uk/personalised-hearts-teacup-saucer

All of these gifts I’ve listed are affordable and in my opinion, a gift worth giving. There is even more just waiting to be discovered on the website, so make sure you go and check it out if you’re needing a gift for the mother figure in your life!

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10% OFF USING CODE:TFMother

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And now, it’s time for the fabulous competition! This competition is open from the 18th of February until the 1st of March. There are 4 chances to win £50.00 to spend on the Mothers Day collection! To enter, it’s very simple, all you need to do is go to http://www.toxicfox.co.uk/gifts-occasion/mothers-day-gifts-1 have a browse around select your favourite gift and then share the link on the social media channel of your choice ( Google+, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest ) using the hashtag #ToxicFox :-) so what are you waiting for?! I wish you lots of luck!

Terms & Conditions can be found here: http://www.toxicfox.co.uk/terms-and-conditions

£3.00 & UNDER MUST HAVE OF THE MONTH – FEBRUARY 2015

Good evening lovelies!

Today I’m bringing you my £3.00 and under must have of the month.

I went shopping a couple of weeks ago and came across this beautiful bird cage candle holder from the shop Home & Bargains. Seeing as I love a bargain, have a candle obsession and love all things shabby chic, this was something I could not resist. Priced at only £2.49 I quickly picked it up and added it into my basket.

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It’s so pretty and looks lovely on my beside table. It did originally come with some silver and white ribbon attached around the charming crystal bird, but since I put a candle underneath I thought it would be best to get rid of it incase it set alight from dangling near the flame.

Overall, I’m very happy with my purchase. Just to let you know, they also had ones double the size for £2.99 which I really regret not buying! I think I might pick up one of the taller ones if I visit the shop again, as their online website isn’t very good and doesn’t have as much of a selection as in-store does.

What is your £3.00 and under of the month? Do you like mine?

CIATE CAVIAR MANICURE MINI REVIEW & NOTD

Hello everybody!

I recently received a lovely Ciate Caviar Manicure gift set so that I could create a fun nail design. If you love playing around with your nails then I think you’re going to love this! Make sure you continue reading if you want to know my thoughts..

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Ah I can’t explain how much I love Ciate nail polish bottles! Aren’t they just the cutest?

I was sent the Black Pearls set which has a full sized glossy jet blackpolish and a bottle of tiny beautiful dark caviar beads. Also included is an information booklet with application tips and nail design ideas, a plastic tray and a small funnel which both help to collect the tiny caviar beads so none go to waste!

I absolutely love the colour of the polish. It’s mysteriously sweet and feminine and looks incredible with the dark caviar beads. I was very happy to find out that it only took two coats of the black polish for a streak free and smooth opaque finish. After that, I got to work with the caviar beads. First of all I waited until the black polish had dried and I then used a dotting tool which I dipped into some clear gloss and then pressed down in a few areas of my nails to create a polka dot effect. I thought I would completely cover my ring finger to make the most out of the beads. While the clear gloss was still wet, I sprinkled over the caviar beads and this was the result.

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I love how easy this set is to use. Within the set is a plastic tray which is very important, while you are sprinkling the caviar beads make sure the plastic tray is underneath to catch any that are falling. This way, you can then use the funnel to pour the beads back into the bottle so you’re not wasting anything. I’ve used caviar beads in the past but usually I’ve had to hoover them up off the floor as without something like the funnel, I’ve been unable to catch all of the beads when trying to do my nails/put them back into a jar. This whole set is pure genius and has really been thought through.

These sets are priced at £18.00 and although they may seem on the pricey side, this set will last you a very long time if used correctly. During the short time I’ve had this, I’ve done two sets of nails with the caviar beads and there was still a lot leftover to use next time. The funnel is very convenient and also fits in other nail polish bottles and can be used with other caviar beads/small nail decorations to prevent them from going to waste.

Thanks Ciate for letting me try this set out and I hope you like the nails! If you’d like more information make sure you check out the link below:

https://www.ciatelondon.com/uk/caviar

They also have a small range of different colours. I’m thinking of purchasing the Lemon Fizz one as the colours are perfect for Spring and Summer and I love all things pastel!

Have you tried this or created a caviar look in the past?

£3.00 & UNDER MUST HAVE OF THE MONTH – DECEMBER

Merry Christmas to my lovely readers! I hope Santa was good to you this year and you had a memorable day!

I need to share my £3.00 and under must have of the month with you. You’re not going to believe how much I payed for it and you might not be able to resist the urge to buy one for yourself…

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So this month my must have item is the above picture, an icing set which cost me £1.35 from eBay -http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/380587227041?_trksid=p2060778.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT yes you heard me correctly, £1.35 with FREE postage and packaging. How is it even possible to sell these and make any profit?

I’ve tried two or three icing sets in the past but usually they’ve broken within the first few uses or not delivered results I’m happy with. I’m very surprised to say that I’ve used this set I purchased from eBay around 6 times and it is still in fantastic and working condition. The syringe set is well made, the plastic is very thick and strong which makes it the perfect tool for piping some buttercream onto your cupcakes. The set comes with a number of different nozzles so you can create many different looks. The syringe isn’t the biggest, I’d say it holds maybe 3-4 servings of buttercream.. but for the low price I can’t complain. If you’re new to the world of baking and want to experiment or you simply love a good baking bargain then make sure you buy this!

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Have you seen any must haves this month that are affordable? Let me know in the comments!

PRIMARK HAUL DECEMBER 2014

Hello everybody :-) how are you all doing?

Last Saturday I popped into Primark to have a look for a new Winter coat. I ended up purchasing around 7 or 8 items and most of these were just basics like vests and t-shirts so I haven’t included pictures of those. I have included pictures of the things I think you’ll love. I only spent around £40.00 as I’m planning on going back nearer to Christmas to have another little splurge.

I’ve been looking around for a coat for a few months but I’ve never found one I liked.. until I walked into Primark and found the perfect one. It’s a simple, soft mustard yellow boyfriend coat which is super flattering on and so warm and cosy. The picture I’ve taken does not do this justice. They also had it in lilac and a grey and pink checked print and at only £23.00 you can’t complain.

If you’re looking for some impressive outerwear or knitwear then you must head to Primark. I had to drag myself away from the knitwear section as there was so much there that I wanted to put into my basket.

So, enough talking and here are some photos of my favourite pieces.

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YELLOW BOYFRIEND COAT – £23.00 / CHIFFON BLOUSE – £5.00 / MIDI CARDIGAN – £3.00 / FACE CLOTHS – £1.00

So I know this isn’t Primark, but remember how I was saying that I’d been looking for a coat for a while and I hadn’t been able to find one I liked? Well as you know, I picked up the yellow one from Primark  but the next day me and my other half had a look around Next and I tried on this quilted black jacket and I loved the way it looked. It’s very unusual for me to find something that I feel 100% comfortable in but this was one of those rare pieces of clothing you find that you instantly click with and feel good in.

I’ve wanted a quilted jacket for a few months but I’ve found it hard to find one I love. It’s just so typical that I saw this straight after buying a coat. At £33.00 it was a little on the expensive side and I’m usually not keen on spending that much on one item but I thought why not? And paid for it. I couldn’t return the boyfriend coat so I’ve kept both and switch them up depending on the weather.

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So there is my mini haul. I’ll make sure to show you what I buy when I head back in a few weeks!
I’m sorry about the quality of the pictures. The dark days combined with my camera don’t do the clothes any justice.

Have you been into Primark lately? Do you have any Primark posts on your blog? Please link me as I’m obsessed with Primark haul posts and videos!

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