Does anyone else love sitting down and browsing Instagram, I’ve been finding myself do this more and more each day, my husband jokes that its a middle class thing but i have began to adore prints and posters, I used to think these kind of things looked silly but now that I have had the chance to mess around with some fantastic prints from Desino which is an absolutely beautiful company that has many amazing styles and designs for any room in the house.

If any of you have been watching my Insta stories I have been painting my kitchen, its something that has been in the works for a while now and one day I had enough and started painting away with some beautiful dark grey paint.. but a new painted wall is only exciting when it has beautiful artwork included on it, these fabulous prints really make my kitchen wall they are the Herb Green and the Vegetable Posters and I think they look perfect. The kitchen is always overlooked when it comes to styling, we use it every day so why not make it look beautiful and add your own little touches, I adore the styling of these prints, its almost a quirky look that I honestly feel works beautifully in my kitchen above my oven and while the Whales Poster doesn’t really fit into the kitchen, I love how it looks against the grey paint of the wall.

Along with those prints I also ordered a few prints for the children’s play room, I am now officially addicted to adding new and amazing art to their room to make it look beautiful (if only they kept it tidy hey!) simplistic and beautiful that as I have said before simply just make a room look perfect and this World Map Animal poster really fits perfectly in the room.

Along with stunning prints Desino also offer a selection of frames to order along side the prints, so that you do not have to worry about getting the wrong size once your order arrives at your door, I went with black frames because I always find that black literally goes with anything and gives a good border between the print itself and the wall behind it, browsing through the website right now and I am finding more and more prints I want to add to my home, namely these stunning floral prints that I honestly feel that they would look beautiful in our bedroom and I am now itching to make a new order!

if you adore amazing prints that are great quality and as I have said just seem to make a room feel complete then I highly recommend you get onto Desino and have a look around and use the code “mummycatnotes” gives 25% off posters* between May 22nd and May 24th *Except for frames and  handpicked-/collaboration posters.

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Now those who have been following my blog for a while now will be aware that I adore this company, I have reviewed them twice here and here and when they asked if I would like to test out their latest product I of course said yes, well Amelia said yes, I just returned the email.

Nail a Peel is basicsally the same product as the Gel a Peel but designed to be used to create nail art.
Inside the pack, which was the Deluxe Colour kit, you will find three nail wheels to create your fun artwork onto, Five gel polishes in different colors, a collection of pretty confetti and glitter to add to it along with a plastic mold to create cute bows and other things you can attack onto the fake nail and other bits that you would find in a standard pack (design sheet etc) along with it all is some handy nail adhesive stickers to help with placing them onto the nail so there is no fighting with the sticky nail glue.

I will start off saying this are really fiddly to do, so its more of an older child’s toy, Amelia struggled to create anything so asked me to design her something and surprise her, and I am not the most steady handed person so this was a bit of a task but I feel like I did a good job in creating something pretty for her. I just used the applicator that you attach onto the top of the gel polish rather than the brush applicator because of the thickness of the gel, this was a little difficult to do.

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Leaving them to dry over 24 hours I do not think they look that bad! I would love to see someone who is talented in nail art give them a go and see what they can create with the product, we popped them off and stuck them onto her nails using the stickers and as you can see I have one very happy Amelia.

We really enjoyed playing around with this toy and while there is now glitter everywhere its been a fun little addition to our craft box and I plan on getting some more false nails to create more in future, but I feel that it is best suited for much older children who have a steady hand and the patience to sit and create on such a small surface.
If you are interested in seeing what else is in the Nail a Peel range then follow this handy little link here, however I will also add that once the gel has fully dried it, if you are not careful can peel off but I guess that’s the beautiful of the product is that you can peel things off and start again with a new creation.

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You know me and personalized gifts, I love them, I have so many wonderful pieces of jewelry that have some sort of personalization on them and when I was given an opportunity to try out and review these beautiful watches from Giftsonline4U for their Mother’s Day campaign I was so excited!

There are two different dial styles to choose from and two different face colors, black marble and white marble and space on the front and back to add your own little personalized message, I asked my children what they wanted to put on it and they asked for ‘Our Mummy’ as I am not just mummy to one wonderful child, I am a mummy of three

Giftsonline4u have a whole range of beautiful engraved watches for any occasion which you can find here including some utterly stunning pocket watches and some beautiful engraved gifts for her if you want to give something a little different like some engraved wine bottles or jewellery boxes

The watches themselves are engraved in their workshop and prices are a pretty good £59.99, the quality of the watch really shines with the price, it actually feels more expensive than it costs being that it has a pretty good weight to it,  which is fantastic for any product and the engraving is perfectly done in the back of the face and on the face itself and the strap itself is made out of genuine leather which smells amazing and came in a beautiful box perfect for storing it away when you aren’t wearing it.

The personalized part of ordering is simple and to the point, I was actually amazed at how easy it was to place my customization into it, the front engraving has 12 character spaces on offer while the back offers 85 characters in five separate lines so you can add a little poem or saying that is perfect for any Mothers Day gift.

There is also an option to have it gift wrapped and have a gift card send with so it saves you a little time with the wrapping as we all know how annoying it can be finding the perfect box.

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Would you recommend it – I would actually, I love personalized pieces of jewelry and this is right up my alley, the watch feels amazing on and I feel its something that would be great for any kind of gift, not just for Mothers Day.

Price– at £59.99 I feel its a little more in the bigger budgets, but considering some customized watches can be more I think its not that bad a price, I know we all watch our pennies, its one price for all so it doesn’t cost more the more words you add for an example.

Anything Else – The only thing I recommend you do is take a browse around the website and see what other wonderful personalized items they have on offer, I am going to be using Giftsonline4U for my future personalized items because I am honestly impressed with the quality of the watch, I might even send Mr S a link to some of the necklaces they have on offer haha.

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There is something wonderful about personalized items, we are always so proud of our name that adding them to things is always a must, more so with children and when Giftpup asked me if I wanted to review one of their products I asked Amelia what she wanted..

Her response was ‘Pencils with my name on them’  so we went for the 20 Personalized Gold Embossed Pencils.

What I think I love about them the most is they are hand engraved, not made by a machine so of course they do take a little while to get made and shipped out within 5 to 6 working days, but that’s to be expected considering that they are made to order and are fantastic quality.

They come pre sharpened so there’s no need to worry about delaying any drawing that’s needed to done which because it was just the half term there was a lot of being done.

Giftpup does have a wonderful collection of beautiful personalized items ranging from adorable bears to stunning  jewelry which is fantastic for mothers day or perhaps for some personalized bridesmaid gifts and a wide range of general gifts for any occasion, the website includes a very handy gift searcher that you can input exactly who you are buying for and saves lots of time from endlessly searching the website and on the main page includes products that are included in the latest occasion that’s coming up.

Would I recommend them? – Yes! Personalized gifts are loved by everyone and these are fantastic, Amelia really loved the pencils and I am glad it made her day knowing she had her own set that her brother Kai wasn’t aloud to use.

Price – Price for everything on the website is fantastic, the pencils themselves cost £5.99 and are actually cheaper than the ones you can find in the stores which is a plus for us as we tend to go on ‘brand’ over anything and I love these.

Anything Else – Nothing else, the website is easy to use and ordering is pretty straight forward, I am excited to use Giftpup again for future events and birthdays and I honestly wish I had found them sooner.

Have you ever used giftpup before?

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Exciting times in the Mummy Cat household of late, We was asked to test out and review a Gel-A-Peel kit at the start of the month and try our hand at designing our own diary, Amelia was actually overly excited at the idea as she is such a creative little creature, She is forever drawing or asking for paper so I thought it would be perfect for her.

It does have an age recommendation of 8 years plus but I was sure that with my supervision she would be good to sit and draw to her hearts content, The pack we got came with three different colors of Gel a Peel pens, a mold to create jewellery, one guide paper, one clear plastic cover so that you could trace over the guides and not have it stick to the paper and a set of fish hook earring wires so you can create your own earrings..

Amelia loved the packaging and the colors, after years of trying to avoid the typical obsession with pink, Her reaction was just a simple gasp and a giggle of ‘Its Pink!!’ and of course the excitement of the purple diary and the chance to get creating.

The ‘pens’ themselves were easy to use, once you take the caps off which I completely forgot to do on one of them and do not require a lot of pressure to squeeze out the almost silicone like product, Amelia is left handed but had issues writing with them but because they’re designed for slightly bigger hands she had to use both to sketch and draw just fine with only a slight awkwardness but she enjoyed every second of creating her own diary.

One of the great things I found of the gel is that as the name suggests, its easily peelable, if you make a mistake with something you can simple wait for it to dry and peel it off to start again, which also would  be wonderful if you are forever changing you ideas and can keep creating new pictures onto the diary but I recommend not touching them with bare hands because they are sticky and me being stupid ended up getting pink gel over the carpet!!

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Would I recommend them – Yes, for older children and even for adults, they sort of remind me of those Scoobi plastic strands, you could sit there for a few ours just creating which I know many do as a form of relaxation and I have found myself putting little dots onto my ipad case.

Price – These kind of toys range anywhere from £10 to £30 but with anything it all depends on where you shop from and how many you want in a pack, there are also refills and extra packs and because of their size and how you use them they can last for a while, just as long as you remember to pop the lid back on after use.

Anything Else – These would be perfect for older children, as the packaging suggests its designed for 8 years plus but my 6 year old managed just fine with them and really enjoyed creating and making with them with my supervision and we’ve both enjoyed making jewellery and adding a little colour onto our boring diaries (and ipad cases!)

Here is our completed diary, as you can probably see, there was some rubbing out! but Amelia loved the task of perfecting it to her own style, full of flowers.

You can find Gel-A-Peel at any toy stores and online.

Until next time

Me, Being Mummy
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