Jewellery has been my passion since I discovered it when I was a little girl, I have a memory of me going through my nan’s jewellery box and trying on her bracelets and rings and as I grew older I developed a little style that I like, which has been gemstones and silver, so when I discovered this amazing little indie brand called Roses and Whiskey that does a mix of the two, how could I not resist?

They only have a small range on their website to choose from but I feel like that’s the magic of it all that there isn’t much of a choice so you don’t end up buying out the whole shop in one go! their gemstone necklaces caught my eye straight away and I decided on the beautiful amethyst (which is good for the mind) and the clear and beautiful quartz point, there is a choice of smooth or natural cut and of course the type of chain you wish to go, Silver, Gold or a black cord. You can choose the length of the chain/cord which is fantastic, I have a wide neck so I love things that have a long chain so I can wear them a bit longer than usual without cutting off any important circulation and they are a good length too.

One of my favorite things about them has to be that they are clearly handmade, I used to make my own jewellery and I love how unique handmade pieces can be, not everything is the same so it really is a one of a kind piece and we all know how important it is to support handmade and indie brands more than shop bought, even more so with jewellery as the designers are always such wonderful and friendly people..

I next had a look at the earrings, now with earrings I am super picky, I find that I cannot wear gold but I found these delightful hoop earrings with moon and stars, which completely reminded me of my ‘hippy’ stage as a child when everything had to be moon and stars! I was worried that the hoop itself would’ve been to big but when they arrived I was pleasantly surprised and they are beautiful, dainty and while I do not want to say the C word yet, perfect for Christmas.

One thing I will say is that they did take a little while to turn up, but because it is handmade there is of course a little time frame between your order going in and it being made and sent out, which I completely understand having made jewellery myself in the past, its not like how it is on amazon where you order by 5 on a Thursday and its there next day, I guess because I was so used to the almost instant dispatch times of amazon that I got a little impatient waiting but once they turned up I was delighted.

Roses and Whiskey are on twitter which is where I found them, so don’t forget to give them a little follow if you like what they do and they are also on instagram as well,  I am for sure going to get more in future, the price is of course kind to your pockets and the jewellery that turns up at your door is beautiful!

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Disclaimer - I paid for these products with my own money, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Us mums really do not get pampered enough, and its sad how much work we do and how little we are appreciated for doing it, I understand that we have Mothers Day but that shouldn’t mean we cannot treat these amazing ladies with extra little gifts throughout the year as a way to say, take time out, relax and we love you.

I decided to get together a collection of affordable gift ideas and treats that you could grab up for your wonderful mum, friend or even simply just for yourself as we all know how important it is to take time out and self care once in a while.

Seksy Embrace £35 – This was such an impulse, I am of course super duper picky when it comes to perfumes but this was stunning, the description of it is that its elegant and it honestly is Embrace is a perfect evening perfume to wear out or to family parties but I have worn it daily and have had many compliments from others, The bottle is beautiful with a little Swarovski crystal that sits on the rim of the bottle, mine did come off but I just added it to my Pandora bracelet which makes it almost an extra gift onto of the perfume itself.

Olverum Bath Oil £29 – Once in a while you get the chance to have a nice hot bath, and why not add this amazingly scented bath oil into it, all you need is half a teaspoon into some hot bubbly bath and sit back and relax, when this came through my door I could smell it before I had even opened it and that is when I knew it was wonderful, I have only used it the once because I dont want to ‘over use’ but its amazing and has left my sore and tired skin smooth and happy, everyone should have this wonderful thing in their bathroom cupboard.

Hot Rocks Massage Stones (gift set) £14.99 (sale price £9.19) – This set speaks to my inner hippy, it reminds of a time sitting with my step mum with her incense sticks burning and Madonna’s Ray of Light album in the background, sore backs will want this more often than you expect, it comes with a little book to show you how to warm them up, a candle, the stones themselves and some incense sticks, need a pamper evening with your friends? then this one needs to be grabbed, and its on sale too so that’s an added bonus!

Stemless Wine Glasses £14.99 – These are stunning, they are so pretty, my husband has been using them a lot more than I have while drinking cider, he noticed that because of them being made of metal the condensation freezes on the outside and keeps the liquid in the glass themselves nice and cool for longer, they are just so different from your usual glasses, given that they aren’t actually made from glass, you can get the ones with the stems on them but I got these ones so they can be used for more than just a nice cold bevvy at the end of the day.

What fun things in this little gift guide would you go for?

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Disclaimer - All items in this guide had been sent to me for review purpose only, all thoughts are my own 

 

Today marks one year since I decided to take the plunge and get myself a piercing that could help with my endless migraines, the piercing itself is meant to be a acupuncture spot which when pressed on will help relieve pressure in the brain and ease migraines, allegedly…

One year on from that day and I can saw a few things, on is that its been a bit of a hassle to clean and care for, I am used to having the simple lobe piercings which honestly do not require much care and attention and of course heal quicker than any cartilage or body modification, the time frame of when it was expected to heal is around a year but like all things every body is different and mine has some way to go until its fully healed, it itches and if you do not clean it correctly with salt water it can become infected quickly and is known as one of the most difficult piercings to heal because of where it is and can be rejected from the body..

Thankfully while I have had the odd infection which I cleared up fine with salt water, and my body hasn’t rejected it what so ever (even if I was worried it would) I do feel like it hasn’t completely healed just yet, its prevented me from wearing inner ear headphones which I would do if I went into town with Robin and she would fall asleep, but it hasn’t effected sleeping or using larger headphones when I play games so that’s a plus.

I have yet to change it to a new piercing mainly because I don’t feel like its healed and I don’t want to effect it but I honestly don’t think I will change it, its movable which is handy for cleaning but I do not know the size of the bar so I don’t want to buy a new one and it be to small or to large for the hole which is far..

As for the headaches.. they are still there but aren’t as strong as they used to be, I suffer with the basic migraines and the horrible but thankfully short ocular migraines and I do feel like its doing something to them as they arent as life ruining as they used to be, I wouldn’t be able to do anything before and would spent most of my days hiding in a dark room and complaining about the painkillers not working..

I do feel like it has made a dent in my headaches, but I don’t think its the complete answer to them and I will probably continue to need medication throughout my life along with the effects of the piercing..

It may have worked for some but its not completely worked for me, and of course that doesn’t mean it wont work for you if you also suffer from migraines, here is some more information about the piercing itself.

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It really feels like yesterday that I shared the wonderful goodies that was in last months box, which you can take a little look here. This months box is all about recreating the beautiful and sophisticated styling of French beauty with hints of summer on the Mediterranean coast.

Here’s all the exciting items that you can get in the…

LARITZY COSMETICS Shade Stick – A bronzer on a stick, I was actually surprised by the dark colour of this, put its perfect to add a healthy glow to your skin and can also be used a contour stick and I was amazed that it didn’t feel heavy on my skin compared to what I expected cream contours to feel, you see them all over Instagram and they just look heavy but this is lovely and whats perfect is that its also cruelty free which is a plus in my book.

MONU SKIN Eye Cool Gel – This Cool Gel has been a godsend, Since we gave up Robins dummy shes been up and down most nights, which means we lacked sleep, it says on the directions to rub under the eye to help reduce the morning puffiness and its honestly helped big time with the child induced lack of sleep, the product has such a subtle but fresh scent to it and I am going to purchase more in the future!

NIP + FAB Glycolic Scrub Fix – I am always very anxious when it comes to face scrubs, my skin can be so temperamental so I was a little worried about using this but surprisingly it isn’t as harsh as I expected it to be there are of course a little warning on it to stop if there are any irritations but its left my skin feeling all smooth and smells lovely when you rub it in.

NOVEX Mystic Black Deep Hair Mask – Much like facial scrubs, anything that goes onto my hair always worries me as my hair can be really greasy even after a day but this was lovely, it did make my hair lack volume, which is funny as I spent most of my teen-hood wishing I didn’t have frizzy hair to now wishing I had more volume and bounce but this was really nice, I can see it being something that I will continue to use until I finish it.

WILKINSON SWORD Intuition f. a. b. Razor – A razor is one thing I always fail to buy whenever I go shopping, so having one in the June box is fantastic and now I can stop using my husbands haha, nothing really special to say about it other than I’m happy I got it! Gotta get those legs out for summer… or not..

I adored this months box, I feel like theyre getting better and better with each one they send out and I love how they have little themes each month and the little sneak peak for next month looks like its all about the beach and I cannot wait!

If you wish to grab Glossybox for yourself click here and enjoy monthly treats!

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Cake Cake Cake, who doesn’t like a little bit of cake for a special occasion? Normally cake is saved for birthdays but who’s to say you cannot have some fun on other days too and with Bakerdays you get that right through your letterbox.

Bakerdays themselves is a British based company just on the edge of the fantastic Sherwood Forrest that have over the course of years supplied personalized cakes and biscuits for all sorts of things including companies, so if you ever need to get yourself some cookies with your name on it, these are the places to go, but I am here to talk about the wonder that is a cake through your letterbox, perfectly sized for two people, however we have managed to share it out with everyone in the family.

There is a little selection of styles of the cake sponge itself that you can choose, I picked the basic one and completely forgot my husbands love for lemon cake so when he bit into it he was slightly disappointed at the lack of flavor but that was purely my fault when selecting, plus I don’t think his taste buds are working as when I tried it I could taste the vanilla in the sponge. What is also great is that they have a diary free and a gluten free option when ordering but unfortunately not a vegan friendly no matter how much of the site I searched for it, so perhaps in the future they will include a vegan sponge option.

Bakerdays have such a wide collection of different designs including adding your own images, this one is for fathers day and I went with a drink theme, it looked great on the website but I don’t know because of the process of getting the design onto the cake made it a little distorted or the fact that its been really warm here and it just didn’t sit well in the post, either way the design was bright and colorful and I think that if it was a bit cooler it would’ve been clearer and more obvious as to what it was.

All in all its a cute little novelty idea and the fact that it just fits perfectly through your letter box is a bonus, the cake itself is a lovely moist cake and the icing is perfect and isn’t to thick on top of the cake, it is small but that’s the blessing of it as I cannot imagine fitting a large cake in a letterbox!

if you want to give Bakerdays Letterbox Cakes ago then check out their site here and enjoy the convince of cake through your letterbox and also don’t forget to use FATHER15 at the check out for 15% off your order!

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