Personalised Father's Day Gifts Ideas From Merci Maman...

Looking for a special something for Father's Day? 
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Up-Cycled Jewellery/Trinket Box..

This has to be my favourite upcycled/recycled/crafty project to date. 

A box I had some scarf's delivered in...

 Cover in some Cath Kidson red polka dot material, ribbon, sticky pretend diamond jewels some paper flowers, red buttons and glue.

It did start off as a jewellery box for my daughter..

But now is proudly in my hallway as a trinket box...

On my New Shoe Cabinet...

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Claire's And The Secret Union J Gig...

My daughter was super excited when I mention Claire's was sending her a special parcel to create a Union J Halloween cat inspired outfit.

Claire's have teamed with Union J band for a secret gig taking place on 22nd October and we have been invited to join in some fun creating a Jcat look.

My daughter 8 is a huge fan of the stores, which she discovered earlier this year.

 We were shopping in Meadowhall and passed by their store, there was a pretty girl with long curly blonde hair in the window being twirled around and sprayed with glitter. My daughter said "wow she sparkles like a princess". Often mentioning the girl in the window sparkling, I knew we had to visit so my little princess could sparkle too.

When on holiday a few months later in Blackpool, my daughter squeezed my hand when we were in the shopping centre, just next to Claire's, looking down at her she had a big smile on her face, "shall we go in?" I said!!

Just like her mum in a cake shop! her eyes sparkled and hands twitched not knowing where to look first and wanting everything in the shop. We came in for the glitter, I mentioned,, and walked out with gold glitter spray and roll on glitter body lotion also the biggest smile ever on her face!!

The parcel arrived when I was out. Typical. After standing guard looking for the neighbour to return, she excitedly told me when they were home [thanks neighbour for taking in delivery]. She was really pleased with everything we got sent and had lots of fun dressing up, the silver spray was her favourite item and she has promised we can share. I am also looking forward to trying a few of the things out, that is if I can find them!!

Daughters outfit~

Skirt ~ £10-00
Black beads ~ £4.50
Cat hair clip ~ £9.00
Silver glitter hairspray ~ £4.00
Face tattoos ~ £5.00
Black glitter nail varnish ~ £3~00
Glow in the dark make up ~£4.50
Nail stickers £5.50
Necklace £10~00

About this review- I was sent this fun parcel to review and was not paid for this post, all thoughts on everything and website are my own honest opinion. All links in this post are which I have chosen to add in ...

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oNecklace Review...

A few weeks ago I was introduced to ONecklace a website I had never heard of before. They sell a beautiful collection of silver and 24k gold plated personalised jewellery. Along with a wide selection of necklaces they also sell bracelets, earrings and rings. You can also add your own special touches by adding personalised names or initials etc onto the item of your choice.

 I was kindly asked if I would like to choose one of their personalised necklaces to review. As soon as I noticed this elegant sterling silver two hearts Swarovski crystal necklace, I was delighted to accept their offer!

About the two heart necklace

The sterling silver two hearts Swarovski crystal with two names is the ideal gift for couples that want to express a special love shared together. This fine necklace literally combines two hearts so as to embody the love shared between two individuals. Along with this symbolic design, you can have the name of your eternal love engraved on one heart shape and your own name on the other heart shape. With such a sentimental design, this necklace will no doubt make a great impression on your loved one.In addition, the two Swarovski crystals fixed on each heart will add a sparkle to any outfit paired with this pendant.Since Swarovski crystals come in many hues, the crystals can be made extra special by choosing the favourite colour of your loved one as well as yours. This unique personalised necklace for couples is handcrafted to perfection and it comes in highly polished sterling silver for that elegant look.


Material: Sterling Silver 0.925
Thickness: 0.7mm / 0.03"
Chain Style: 925 st. Silver Box Chain / 925 st. Silver Fine Rolo Chain
Chain Length: 14", 16", 18", 20", 22"

What I think of the necklace

When I opened the box I was thrilled to see how beautiful the necklace really is, (even more elegant than the pictures show). I decided to have this special interlocking hearts necklace,with my name and my husbands name on. Something special and personalised. I also picked the perfect stones, Amethysts. The stones mean a lot to me as they were in my engagement ring, all those years ago.

The necklace was sent from overseas and took just under a week to be delivered, it was definitely work the wait.

oNecklace offer free delivery
Necklace $39.95 ( around £25.00 )
Optional gift box $3.95 ( around  £2.47)

About this review- I was sent this necklace to review and was not paid for this post, all thoughts on the necklace and website are my own honest opinion all links in this post are which I have chosen to add in ...

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Shamballa Bracelet By Cutey Review...

On Saturday I received these two beautiful shiny shamballa bracelets in the post form Cutey. After I came home, all excited about being first lady at a park run I found these wonderful bracelets just waiting to be opened.

 Packaged up safely in a padded envelope they arrived through the letter box (which was great for me not having to wait in to sign for them).

I was really looking forward to reviewing the bracelets as I am like a magpie when it comes to anything shiny. These bracelets are just that and so sparkly too. I was trying to guess which colours I would be sent, as Ashley was picking the colours out for me.

Yes I thought two of my favourite colours (see photos)!! first impressions wow! , I was very pleased with them. I reviewed 2 charm bracelets from cutey in November 2011 which still look like new, so I know their bracelets are going to be good quality and long lasting.

The Shamballa Bracelet by cutey

Inspired by the mythical kingdom known as Sambhala in Buddhism, regarded as a place of peace and happiness our shamballa bracelets are designed to bring a little happiness to your life. Made from the highest quality materials and available in a range of sparkling colours, these fully adjustable bracelets will fit any wrist like a match made in heaven. All with a total of nine beautiful jewel encrusted clay beads.

About the shamballa bracelets

I got sent the pink on white with candy strips bracelet - to make you smile, wear this little bit of confection and you’ll never be far from your bliss (with nine sugary beads, each with 84 crystals).

And the white Crystal pure - a token of all that’s flawless, sparkling and true. This peaceful bracelet will be an island of calm despite the bits of craziness each day inevitably brings. (Nine serene beads, each with 84 crystals).

What I think of the bracelets

As you may have guessed I love these bracelets, they remind me of mini disco balls with all there shininess and glittery stones. They are good quality and not too heavy. 9 different beads on each bracelet individually wrapped in a hard wearing black cord with an amazing 84 crystals on each. They are easy to put on, just slide the cord to open and close. I think is a very reasonable price as I have seen these priced up a lot higher and taking into account that the UK delivery is free.

A bit about cutey

Cutey have 9 different shamballa bracelets to choose from, a range that will go with most your outfits and all priced up at £18.99 each

As well as shamballa bracelets cutey also sell charm bracelets and a selection of beautiful luxury leather handbags. They offer world wide shipping and the UK is free...

About this review- I got sent 2 shamballa bracelets for the purpose of this review, I was not paid for the review and all thoughts are my own honest opinion...
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Bling Rocks Jewellery Review...

One of the great things about writing your own blog is that you get introduced to new exciting websites. I had not heard of Bling Rocks until last week, now their site is becoming one of my favourite places on the web. Bling Rocks is a fashion forward on line jewellery retailer offering on trend pieces at affordable prices from- bracelets, earrings, necklaces and gifts for adults, teenagers and children.

About Bling Rock

"Established only over a year ago and the brand has already gained a strong celebrity following nationwide and this is continuing to grow. Their jewellery is loved and worn by many celebrities including Danielle Lloyd, Katie Price, Ellie Jenas, Chelsee Healey, Jessica Wright (TOWIE), Samantha Faiers (TOWIE), Amanda Harrington (Desperate Scousewives), Kerry Katona and many more.They are based in West Yorkshire, UK. Their jewellery designs have been created to give a unique Bling Rocks look that cannot be found on the high street. Interpreting the latest fashion trends, the Bling Rocks range is constantly evolving to give you the latest look. They specialise in personalised jewellery from charm bracelets to shamballa crystal stone bracelets.  They are also committed to providing excellent customer service that would rival any high street store. All purchases are presented in a velvet drawstring presentation pouch. A presentation box will also be included at no extra cost for all jewellery items purchased with a value of £7.99 or more. The Bling Rocks team is on hand to make your purchase just that little bit more special and say Jewellery is not just about fashion, it's fun, exciting and is a statement about you! "
Bling Rocks provide a wide range of jewellery from simple timeless pieces to statement pieces
such as cuffs and spikes
which are massive trends this season.
 Bling Rock kindly sent me 2 pieces of their jewellery range to review,a sparkle crystal cuff bracelet and some Silver Glitz Hoop Earrings. The first thing I noticed was how beautifully packaged up they were.

Wrapped in black and white Zebra patterned tissue paper ( which I excitedly rip open before having a chance to photograph it!! ). Inside the items came in this Bling Rock box ( top right) Both items were also wrapped in tissue paper (top left) and placed in these velvety black Jewellery pouches which made them such a lovely and exciting gift to receive. I love anything sparkly so was very happy with both items I received.

 The bracelet is a nice snug fit and has an expensive look and feel. It comes in a size small to medium and even though it does stretch it's not suitable for a large wrist. Priced at £14-99, I think this is a great buy and cannot wait to go out somewhere nice to show it off. Perfect for Christmas partys as well!!  ( photo's don't do it justice, this cuff is so sparkly )

As worn by Kerry Katona..

The shimmering Silver Glitz Hoop Earrings diameter are size 5.5cm and also priced at £14-99.I don't usually go for hoops myself, so I was surprised how much I liked them. They look and feel great. I think the crystal diamante really sets them off, and they look lovely on!!

Bring on the party season...

If you cannot find a design or you would like to create a unique bracelet or jewellery item then you can also contact them and they will design & create your jewellery using our bespoke design service.
Bling Rocks is also proud to support  two charities, SANDS and Tommy’s for more details visit their  Bling Rocks About Us page.

About this review - I was sent a bracelet and earrings for the purpose of this review. All thoughts are my own honest opinion and I was not paid for this post...

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Cuffs of Love Friendship Bracelet Review...

Yesterday just as I was going out for a run the postman delivered me this very sweet Cuffs Of Love Cord Purple Bracelet that Find me a gift  had sent me to review .
image soure - Find me a gift

This is a i.d x-change friendship bracelet with 14 carat white gold plated handcuffs as a closure. It comes in a choice of Medium, Small and X Small to fit adults or children where the clasps get larger throughout  the size range (e.g. small handcuff on the Extra Small bracelet, larger ones on the Medium) Mine came with a purple Cord that can be extended or tightened to fit your wrist. It was delivered in a brown padded envelope and inside was this neat little packaging.

image soure - Find me a gift

What find me a gift say about the bracelets

The i.d x-change Cuffs of Love Bracelets at Find Me a Gift are THE friendship jewellery fashion in America and symbolise being 'locked by love'. Featuring a funky 14 carat white gold plated handcuff closure and designed by Igal Dahan, each of these string bracelets are easily adjustable and can be worn by men women or children! Why not check out our other colour ranges too?

 Colours available-

image soure - Find me a gift

  • Turquoise
  • Pink
  • Purple
  • Grey
  • Beige
  • Black

 Sizes available are-

  • Small measures approx 15.5 cm to 24.5 cm in length
  • Extra Small measures approx 13.5 cm to 23 cm in length
  • Medium measures approx 16.5 cm x 25.5 in length

Priced at -

  • Extra small-£24-99
  •        Small - £26-99
  •    Medium - £29-99

What I think of the bracelet-

This is a very sweet bracelet the 'locked by love' theme sounds very romantic.. I love the purple one that I have been sent and this is the sort of bracelet I would wear all day long. I have heard that they’ve been a big hit with celebrities; stars like Terri Hatcher, the Kardashians and Paris Hilton have been spotted wearing this style too.

About this review-I got sent a purple Cuffs Of Love Friendship Bracelet to review and was not paid for this post,all thoughts on the bracelet are my own honest opinion.

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Jackie Brazil Hot Indiana Jones Necklace Review...

At the minute I am loving the colour hot pink,just lately I have started changing all my accessories,scarfs and shoes !! Also my nails and my trademark red lipsticks has been set aside (for the moment)and bright pinks are strongly becoming my favourite shades .This colour is just so cheerful and always brightens up a dull,windy or rainy day...

A few days ago I was contacted by the pr for to see if I would like to review a piece of their Jackie Brazil Indiana range and I was delighted to see this hot pink necklace it caught my eye straight away.I just knew I had to review this piece of the collection.

About the Jackie Brazil Hot Pink Indiana Jones Necklace

This Jackie Brazil Necklace from the Indiana Jones range has a hot pink colour. No two beads made by this designer are the same so your necklace will be completely unique. The necklace is made from an assortment of different shaped and sized beads, some are glittery, some have blacks, purples and all shades of bright pink within them. The shocking pink colour makes this a vibrant piece of Brazillian designed jewellery.

What I think to the Jackie Brazil necklace

I don't usually wear statement necklaces but since this piece had been delivered I can't stop looking at it and trying it on.I keep planning nights out and what I will be wearing with it,I love this necklace it's such a beautiful piece of jewellery to own and I am so glad I got to review it.My daughter keeps asking if she can have a look at it we both like looking at the beads as each one is different.She keeps telling me to look after it (someone already has her eye on it!!)

This necklace is RRP £59.95 and is priced at £37.00

About this post-I got sent this necklace for this review all thoughts in this post are my own honest opinion and I was not paid for this post

Outfit post-

Necklace-Jackie Brazil Indiana

Dress- George at Asda last year

Shoes-Matalan few years ago

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Totally Cherished Handmade Jewellery Review....

I was over the moon to be asked by Michelle at Totally Cherished if I would like to review a piece of handmade sterling silver jewellery from her on-line boutique.

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Pick Up The Dog & Bone...

Have you spotted anyone with these super old-fashioned retro handsets?

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Merci Maman Bracelet Review...And 10% Code For This Week Only....

When I came home from an early morning run on Saturday I had this package waiting for me. Inside was a gorgeous, carefully hand engraved bracelet from Merci Maman personalised gift website.

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RADLEY Watch Review...

Radley Have Just  launched Their First Watch Collection for AW11

Radley, the UK’s leading handbag and accessories brand, announces the launch of its very first watch collection for AW11/12 sees the launch of Radley’s very first watch collection.

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Cutey Charm Bracelets Review...

I have just been sent two lovely charm bracelets from Cutey to review...
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