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New Personalised Gifting Site: I Just Love It

Posted on October 1, 2015


Hi Guys!

This post has been a bit of a long time coming – I had one of those #bloggerfail moments when I thought I’d deleted my photos before uploading them to my post, and by then the products had already been used. Luckily I found them lurking in a folder they had no business being in, so finally here’s my post!

I Just Love It is a brand new gifting site that specialises in personalised gifts. They kindly offered to send over some lovely gifts for my husband’s birthday. What a lucky guy!

The other half is basically into some very manly hobbies, such as eating, drinking and metal detecting. (Yes I did just say metal detecting) So I thought I could cover the first two bases very well with some lovely gifts from I Just Love It!


My lovely husband does enjoy a fancy whisky – he also brews his own beer and makes his own wine. So I thought this Personalised Whisky Tasting Set (£38.99) would be a perfect gift for him.

Exclusive to I Just Love It, this Whisky Gift Set contains single malts from four of Scotland’s most famous whisky regions, with a limited release single malt from Wales’ award winning Penderyn distillery. Whiskies in the set include an Isle of Arran 10 year old, ‘Waves’ from Bruichladdich’s Islay distillery in the Southern Hebrides, Glen Garioch from the Scottish Highlands, Glen Moray from Speyside and Penderyn 41, the Welsh distillery’s international release.

I’m no expert, and I’m not sure what all this means, but apparently these are some pretty decent whiskies! They’re also presented in a beautiful hand-finished gift box with a personalised sleeve. Information & tasting cards in a hand-made envelopes, accompany each 30ml whisky, and a ‘how to taste whisky’ guide along with a tasting mat featuring a Scottish landscape provide the perfect way to enjoy the whiskies and record tasting notes.


On the theme of alcohol, I thought this craft beer set would make a lovely gift from Freddy for his Daddy – Personalised D-A-D Set Three Pack Craft Beer (19.99)

The set contains three multi-award-winning pale ales. Not only are these crisp pale ales packed with American hops and citrus aromas, the labels can be personalised with a name and a message too if you wish. Mary Jane is an intensely refreshing pale ale created by Ilkley Brewery in Yorkshire. The beautifully balanced beer has good body for such a low abv and is the unique craft brewery’s best-seller by a country mile!


And of course you can’t have a birthday without chocolate! I thought this Personalised Happy Birthday Chocolate Bar for Him (£5.99) would be fun!

We have one of those relationships where we constantly take the mick and mock each other. I thought ‘Happy Birthday Old Git’ would be a lovely gesture to include on this chocolate bar. You can have any message you like printed in it though.


And lastly, the Personalised Inferno Hot Sauce (£12.99)

What is it with men and hot and spicy things? My lovely other half likes to drown 90% of his meals with some form of pain inducing chilli sauce, so I thought he’d love this one. The skull in flames on the front sold it for me.

This smoky chilli sauce contains the Naga Bhut Jolokia chilli pepper (commonly known as the ghost pepper) – this is the hottest in the world!

All these awesome gifts as well as many more are available now from I Just Love It. Definitely check them out if friends and family have birhdays coming up!

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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Birthday Fun at the Seaside!

Posted on June 18, 2014


Hi Guys!

Well I’m now officially over the hill 30! Blimey where has the time gone! It was my birthday on Thursday and it just so happened to also be my little boy Fred’s 3rd birthday too! My other half took me for a fancy meal at The Fox and Goose in Fressingfield the evening before – seriously, if you’re ever in this neck of the woods, you must go there, the food is amazing.

And on Thursday we had planned to go to the local Zoo but at the last minute changed our minds as the weather was so lovely, so we decided to go to the seaside instead!

We spent the day in Southwold, and it was such a great day! We doused Fred in sun cream and he ran around on the beach and paddled in the water. Ollie told me when he was a similar age to Fred his mum covered him in sun cream on the beach, and he had a tantrum and threw himself down on the sand. He came up looking like a scotch egg 😀

We stayed on the beach for a while making sandcastles and searching for pretty stones and shells. After a pub lunch we left late afternoon to visit my Auntie who had made Fred a surprise birthday cake, a red racing car! He thought it was the best thing ever! I thought I’d also show you one of my favourite gifts at the end of this post – Ollies Auntie is a potter and she made us an amazing personalised bowl with all our names around it, how lovely is that! xxx












Don’t forget to check out my massive birthday giveaway here!

I hope you enjoyed my post 🙂 xxx

Sephora Haul and Happy Birthday to me!

Posted on June 13, 2013

It was my birthday yesterday so I treated myself to a little Sephora haul 🙂

As most of you will probably know, unfortunately Sephora is not available in the UK, but… if you use Google Chrome and go to their French site here it will translate the page for you (or at least most of the page) so you can shop from there and they will deliver to the UK!


So, this is what I bought…

Sephora Bag

Sephora Precision 3D SpongeDior Hydra Life BB Cream in 01 and Makeup Forever HD Elixir Serum

Dior Hydra Life BB Makeup forever sephora

As I spent over a certain amount of money, I also received this huge box of 15 freebies!

Sephora Yellow Box

Sephora 15 freebies offer

So this is what was included –

  • Ojon Rare Blend Deep Conditioner
  • Dr Brandt Glow Overnight Resurfacing Serum
  • Dr Brandt Glow Ruby Crystal Retinol Hydracreme
  • Vita Liberata Untinted Self Tan Gel
  • Garancia En Deux Coups de Baguette (anti ageing cleanser)
  • Sephora Crème Légère Très Hydratante (very light hydrating cream)
  • Lancaster Tan Maximiser
  • Clarins BB Skin Perfecting Cream 02

sephora skincare

And there’s more!

  • Lady Gaga Fame EDT 10ml
  • Lolita Lempicka L’Eau Jolie EDT 5ml
  • Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme EDT 4.5ml
  • Givenchy Noir Couture Waterproof Mascara
  • Benefit Benetint
  • Sephora Lipgloss in 11 pin-up pink shiny
  • Balenciaga Florabotanica EDP 4ml
  • Urban Decay Glide On Eye Pencil in Zero (left out of picture)

Sephora makeup

Oh and not to mention the standard freebies you get with Sephora purchases…

  • Aloree CC Cream Second Life
  • By Terry Cellularose Brightening Serum
  • Lancome La Vie Est Belle EDP 1.5ml
  • Dior Jadore Viole de Parfum 1ml

Sephora Freebies

This little lot should keep me going for a while!!

Do you shop at Sephora? What are you favourite purchases? xx

Dirty Thirty and OOTD

Posted on February 24, 2013

Yesterday I went to Biddy’s Tea Room  with some friends for a surprise gathering of afternoon tea for my good friend Brookie’s 30th birthday!


Biddy’s is a beautiful vintage themed tea room in the centre of Norwich, they sell fabulous homemade cakes, scones and sandwiches. You can even have a mad hatters tea party and Biddy’s will provide you with vintage hats to dress up in!


Apart from the cake (of course) my favourite thing was the Norfolk ham, brie and chilli jam sandwiches, it was a taste sensation! 😀


My outfit: ASOS Neon Aztec Snood (now out of stock), H&M Vest, Next Bootcut Jeans, Zara Leather Jacket (last season) Schuh Pluto Ankle Boots, Balenciaga Giant Gold Velo Bag.





We then took Claire for a look round the shops, while two of the others crept back to her house to decorate it before we came back 🙂

I bought these lovely Aztec Mocassin Flats from Schuh for £28


And this awesome acid wash denim shirt with silver studs and spikes from Primark for £13, what a bargain!!


So I decided to wear it for our night out (with Lime Crime Centrifuchsia Lipstick and a vintage necklace)


We hit the town in our party outfits, sporting Dame Edna style wacky shades, we couldn’t see a thing and drank way too much, it was a great night!!


Happy birthday Brookie! xxxxx

(Don’t forget I’m also running a giveaway on my facebook page to win a silver necklace!)