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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

My Perfect Christmas Dinner with Family Outfit...


A few weeks ago Marisota asked me if I would like to style some clothes for the perfect event this Christmas. I love a nights out, shopping trips and visiting family and the best day of the year for me is Christmas day. I love to spend this day with all my beautiful family. Our eldest son home from university, the children all home together. Perfect. My favourite day of the whole year.


My Perfect Christmas Day would go something like this...

All kids awake, all deny they woke up first, all deny they woke anyone else up. Ok then all up check Santa's sherry drunk carrot for reindeer eaten. Living room door open squeals, shrieks, minutes of shaking Santa has been!!All corners of room taken up by one of our children's presents. Quick breakfast washed down with tin of chocolates and mince pie. (not the whole tin).

Phone up family, wish them a Happy Christmas. Hope they had a lie in, and have had a nice morning.

Quick check all presents have been opened. Me and daughter get dressed up, nice dress the more sparkles the better. Glittery shoes or this year sandals on and a little bit of ruby red lipstick. Remember Turkey is not in oven, quickly dash to start it off.

A glass of wine for the cook when making dinner, perfect start to the day. Big dinner with all the trimming, eek.. Brussels sprouts all-round!! A few hours later it is time to eat again, grandma and granddad is coming for tea...

What I Wore~

Dress ~ c/o Magisculpt Dress
Underwear ~ c/o Lace Body
Sandals ~ c/o T-bar Sandal


About the lace body~
  • The Magi Sculpt value lace bodyshaper offers light control and non-padded cups for a smooth silhouette that’s comfortable enough to wear all day.
  •  Light control.
  •  Full, non-padded cups.
  •  All-round stretch lace with powermesh lining to front. 
  • Bra fastening to back. 
  • Cotton-lined gusset with easy popper fastening. Medium leg coverage.
  • Hand wash.
  • 90% Polyamide, 10% Elastane.
  • Product available in sizes: 34B, 34C, 34D, 34E, 34F, 34DD, 36B, 36C, 36D, 36E, 36F, 36DD, 38B, 38C, 38D, 38E, 38F, 38DD, 40B, 40C, 40D, 40E, 40F, 40DD, 42B, 42C, 42D, 42E, 42F, 42DD, 44B, 44C, 44D, 44DD, 46B, 46C, 46D, 46DD, 48B, 48C
  • Available in: Natural
  • Price ~ £24.99

About the T-bar sandals~
  • Add a little panache to your evening wear with this glitzy T-bar sandal by Sole Diva. 
  • The style is complete with wearable heel and buckle-fastening ankle strap.
  • E’ Fitting.
  • Heel 3¼in. (81mm) approx.
  • Upper: other materials. Linings and sock: other materials. Sole: other materials.
  • Product available in sizes: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Available in: Black, Gold
  • Price ~ £28.00

About the MAGISCULPT Dress With Lace Trim~
  • Magisculpt dress with lace and satin trim and short sleeves makes for the perfect day-to-night dress.
  •  This dress contains our Magisculpt control tube that extends from under the bust seam to the lower thigh. 
  • Hem of sculpting tube has a non-slip edge so it won't ride up when wearing.
  • Length 41in/104cm. 
  • Sits below knee.
  • Machine washable.
  • 60% Polyester, 34% Viscose, 5% Elastane, 1% Lurex. Trim: Polyester. Lining: 83% Polyamide, 17% Elastane.
  • Product available in sizes: 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32
  • Available in: Black, Ruby Red
  • Price ~ £65-00

This outfit will be just perfect for Christmas day, party and shopping. I have also been having fun mix and matching these clothes up with other items too, the sandals look fabulous dressing down with jeans..

About this post ~

I was gifted this perfect outfit for Christmas day. I picked out all the things I love. All thoughts are my own opinion and I was not paid for this post...

Linking up with ~ The Pleated Poppy


Thursday, 13 November 2014

11 Tips On Buying And Wearing The Perfect Christmas Jumper...


I love Christmas novelty jumpers. 

We all love Christmas jumpers.

Every year me and the children have to have a new novelty Jumper. Something festive, something fun, something to celebrate Christmas. Not yet convinced the hubby to wear one, but all the rest of us love them. 

My 2nd eldest son was first off the mark this year, as he had a jumper delivered last week. Getting ready for December and 'Christmas jumper Friday'. 

 Last year I was sorting all the children out and forgot to buy the fun and cheery one I loved until the middle of December. Great my favourite jumper had sold out !! the only ones I could find were two sizes too small or two sizes too big!! In the end I went for the larger sized one..( It made me look thin when I took it off!) Remember this one?

When New Look offered to gift me my favourite Christmas jumper I was over the moon, a chance to get my hand on a jumper I love nice and early.

With only one small question, which style to go for!?!


I picked this Pale Blue Sequin Santa Christmas Jumper... 

How sweet is this one!?! 

With the lovely Santa on it ..

About my New Look Christmas jumper~
  • Sequin Santa design
  • Breathable woven fabric
  •  Simple long sleeves
  •  Rounded neck
  • Casual fit
  • Cuffed hem
  • £24.99

11 Top Tips On Buying And Wearing The Perfect Christmas Jumper...
  1. Buy nice and early!?! November is perfect. Before your favourite designs or sizes sell out!
  2. Have a spare morning visiting the shops. Take a good look at all your favourite shops and see which styles, colour, pattern you like.
  3. Not got time to shop? Open up all new windows of your favourite shops on the internet, type in the search box 'Christmas jumper' and the page will show you all the Christmas jumpers they sell.
  4. Think of what colour jeans/trouser/leggings/skirts you already own so you can match your jumper up to.
  5. Search Christmas jumpers on Google and see what jumpers people have been wearing, with which style bottoms.
  6. Think of where you will be wearing it to get an idea of how to dress it up. Party's? Home? Work?School? Shopping? Days out? Walk in the park? Pub? Cinema? Meal out?
  7. Which pattern and style will you really like to wear all December? Santa? Animals? Snowflakes? Christmas trees? Christmas pudding? Rudolph? Snowman? Tree lights? Penguin? Advent? Elf? Gingerbread man? Holly? just to name a few ideas, lol...
  8. Wear it as early as you like. Make it look like a different outfit by styling it with different  clothes~ jeans, legging, skirts ...Get the most wear out of it this year before January when it will be time to pack it away for next year.
  9. Do not get carried away! It is so easy to buy lots.. they are so sweet. {If I had money, I would buy them all}...
  10. Have fun and enjoy wearing it, this is what they are all about... 
  11.  Have a 'Christmas jumper Friday' at home throughout December, invite friends round, make mince pies and drink Sherry!...Yummy, now this sounds great... Cheers...

About this post~

I was gifted a Christmas jumper of my choice from New Look. All thoughts are my own opinion and I was not paid for this post...


What do you think of my new jumper?


Linking up with~
Family Fever

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Rainbow Drop Lights From Cable & Cotton : Review...


I have recently been introduced to Cable & Cotton who sell these beautiful hand crafted fairy lights.

{How sweet are these lights!?!}

A beautiful and stylish way to add colour to any room. I was asked if I would like try out some of the lights to review and share my thoughts. Now which colours to pick? For which room in the house?

 Tough choice as these would look great in any room....


Checking my lights all work before fitting the shades....

Arr perfect timing to pick some colours to match my kitchen as I have just finished decorating. My kitchen has had a revamp, fresh wallpaper, a lick of paint, my units upcycled. With a new table and shelves for a brand new look at Christmas. Some multi coloured lights for the kitchen would be perfect!

 I popped over to their website to take a look at the colour range they sell. They sell 11 pre selected colour sets to choose from which are a beautiful selection of colours. {I could see all of these somewhere in my home}.  You can also choose your own colours, so if you want just one colour or to add as many colours as you would like. It is all possible.


I picked out the Rainbow drops from the pre selected colours as I knew these would be perfect to go in my kitchen, especially as I have gone for an outdoors inside look. Turns out these are their most popular ones too! They are available in sets of 20,35 or 50 lights.


About Rainbow drop lights
  • Best selling shades into one set. 
  • A spectrum of Violet, Turquoise, Pure White, Anais Green and Raspberry Red.
  •  Create this truly vibrant string of lights.
  •  Colours may vary.
  • 20 lights£22.95
  • 35 lights£32.95
  • 50 lights£42.95
  • Delivery: 3-5 days via First Class
  • 1-2 days via Special Delivery
  • UK Postage-Royal Mail 1st Class 3-5 working days £2.95
  • Express UK delivery –Royal Mail Recorded 1-2 Working Days, must order before 12pm £4.95
  • European Postage –Royal Mail Recorded 5-7 working days £5.95

The lights arrived well packaged inside a sturdy box covered in bubble wrap. I received the 20 Rainbow  light set and there was a 4 of each, of the different colour shades inside {Violet, Turquoise, Pure White, Anais Green and Raspberry Red}. Loving the see through cable and plug on them. You can then set them up how ever you like creating them into your very own style. They lights come with 2 spare bulbs and instructions how to set up. 

The shades are very fragile and I found putting the first one on tricky as I was trying not to break them. It did get easier after that. I did think at first I was cracking the shades when putting them on but the realised after reading the instruction again that this cut is normal so it gives movement for the lights to fit in. Once you have designed your lights and are happy with the colour arrangement you simply pull the two cables apart to secure the lights in position. All ready for putting in your favourite place. They are on top of my shelves now, maybe in the middle my table in December!

They also sell replacement cables, shades and bulbs for your fairy lights too.

 They look beautiful all set up and shining in my kitchen, they look so pretty and make a good focal point in any room. They would make a perfect gift for someone...

These get my 'A beautiful gift for Christmas badge'


About this post~

I kindly got sent some Rainbow Drop Lights from Cable & Cotton for the purpose of this review. I did not get paid for this post and all thoughts are my own honest opinion.



Linking my review up with ~
Family Fever

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Halloween Fun Pack From Flora Butter : Review...


Big thanks to Flora for sending us a Halloween fun pack to keep the children entertained this week. 


We have had a great time, dressing up, making cakes, playing games and getting ready for Halloween. 


My daughter was only saying the other day 'mum I need a new Halloween costume' and this witches costume was the first thing she pulled out of the box.


The first cakes we made were these yummy Banana cupcakes.

So yummy, I've added the link to the recipe so you can try them too...

I let my son make these as he was looking forward to making some cakes...

They tasted amazing!!

We can't wait to make these again..


On Friday we had lots of fun carving our Pumpkins.



This was my favourite cake we made. 

A Halloween cake that looks like a graveyard. 

The first cake I made I burnt.

So I made another one and we shared it after Halloween. 

No worries as it was worth weighting for.

Here is the recipe for Halloween Cake...


Jelly worms were a little harder to master...

Maybe next time they will turn out perfect!?!


My daughter loved the colour me in pumpkin...

For lots more cool ideas I have shared a link to the fun pack so you can download them all --- the fun pack here...

About this post~

We were kindly sent a Halloween fun pack to share all our half term fun. We were not paid for this post and all thoughts are my own honest opinion. This post will be entered into a Flora bloggers competition too.


Friday, 31 October 2014

Frankie & Benny's #FrankiesFangs Review...


To celebrate the  launch of Frankie & Benny's Halloween campaign #FrankiesFangs, we kindly got invited to try out some yummy food from their menu.  They are inviting customers to share a snap of themselves across the Halloween weekend with the fangs that will be provided at the end of their meal. By sharing to the hashtag, #FrankiesFangs, they will then be entered into a draw to win a family meal at Frankie's!


As we are already fans of Frankie & Benny's New York Italian Restaurants, the only thing we had to decide was which restaurant to have our meal. Saving the ones in our local area for another day, we opted to have a drive to Meadowhall Shopping Centre. Retail therapy and a lovely meal what more can you ask for? We have always found the food here delicious with a great atmosphere and very friendly staff :):)


Quench our thirst. With unlimited refills.


Early afternoon and we always opt for the lunchtime special 3 courses for £10.95  Well worth the money. With the Hungry Kids option even cheaper..

                                       Mmmmmm Burger..



My Favourite part Dessert...

A new one for me as recommended by our waiter Cinnamon waffle crunch



As usual with Frankies everything was spot on. The food is always excellent, fresh, tasty and cooked to perfection. Waiting times are kept to a minimum the ambience is brilliant, the staff are always polite and friendly without being false. Our waiter this time was called Erhan, he was, superb and a credit to the company. 

When you look at the price it is incredible value for money. Maybe next time without the kids a bottle of wine would be in order. Just in case hubby is reading..

Remember if you are there over the weekend post a picture on twitter or instagram with #frankiesfangs for your chance to win....

About this post~

We got invited to have a family meal at Frankie & Benny's for the purpose of this review. I was not paid for this post and all thoughts are our own honest option...


Thursday, 30 October 2014

Posh Wellies From Lotus Shoes :Review...


Everywhere I seem to look lately, I keep noticing the new style wellington boots. 

Not just ordinary wellies..

These new boots have gone all posh!!

Posh wellies indeed...

 When Lotus Shoes asked me I would like to review something from their footwear range, I just knew I had to pick some of these posh wellies and take them out for a spin.




About The Posh Wellies Brealyn Black Knee-High Boots

Equestrian styling is key this season, so opt for the stylish Posh Wellies knee high boot Brealyn as this remarkable style takes inspiration from this wearable trend. With a trio of decorative buckles incorporated with a exposed antique gold zip, a waterproof foot and a wearable 3cm heel this stunning Posh Wellies ladies’ boot is as stylish as it is practical.
  • New in.
  • Posh Wellies Brealyn boot.
  • Ladies’ knee high boot.
  • Material
  • Quilted
  • Buckle & zip detailing.
  • Waterproof foot.
  • 3cm heel.
  • Item in Stock.
  • Usually dispatched within 24 hours.
  • Size 37 to 41 in stock.
  • Free delivery over £40.00.
  • 100% secure shopping.
  • Price £65.00


What I think of the Posh Wellies...

I am loving these posh wellies from Lotus shoes.

They feel high quality and fit true to size. 

They feel nice and comfortable to wear.


I wore them all around Meadowhall today with my boot socks on and they felt great. Would I have wore ordinary wellies around Meadowhall!?! No,,, but these are posh ones and felt very stylish. 

Not only glamorous and fashionable but most importantantly to me, very comfortable. 

Perfect for cold, rain and snowy weather too!

These boots will be great for winter.

These will style up great with skinny jeans and chunky jumpers for a nice casual look on Autumn walks. 

I am now almost looking forward to some snow and rain, just to try my new boots out!!

What do you think?

Love them as much as me?

About this post~

I got to pick some shoes or boots  from Lotus Shoes 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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