Gift Ideas for Mum & Dad

*I have been gifted some of the items in this gift guide*.

I always struggle when it comes to buying presents for adults, especially if they’re not immediately family or close friends. I’ve put together this guide to help those of you that share this struggle.

For The New Mum

Childs Farm Baby Bedtime Kit £12.99 from

For The Car Enthusiast

Simonz car cleaning gift kit with wireless mouse £15.00. You can find it here.

For The Make-Up Lover.

W7 Eye Eco eye colour palette, Boozi Lip Balm, Illmasqua Eye Gel and I-Art Eye colour are all available from


For the Skincare addict

Collagen boosting night ampoules, overnight spot corrector and eye lifting serum from the Skin Doctors.

For The Long Soak Lover a bath bomb from Bomb Cosmetics

And you can’t go wrong with a piece of jewellery.

This bracelet by Fiorelli is from

Ok so I’m a little bit hopeless when it comes to Men’s gifts.

I’ve got my husband an Apple Watch this year, if you have a tech lover or a fitness fanatic you can find out more about them here.

Blogmas Day 15 Top 5 Christmas Adverts

You really know Christmas is coming when the Christmas adverts start coming on. My top 5 all time Christmas Adverts are…

1. The Bear and The Hare from John Lewis.
This one makes me shed a tear almost every time. It’s a beautiful song by Lily Allen and a lovely story.

2. Kevin the Carrot from Aldi.
This one makes me laugh. ‘Oh, I think I just pea’d myself.’

3. Buster the Boxer from John Lewis.
Another one that makes me laugh. That look of disbelief on the little girls face when Buster jumps on!

4.Get More Out Of Giving from Very.
I love how this advert focuses on the giving of gifts not the receiving. The little girl is so thoughtful in her choosing her gifts and how beautiful are the northern lights!

5. The Greatest Gift from Sainsburys
‘The greatest gift that I can give is me.’
It’s a fact that Christmas is about family and everyone gets busy thinking about all the other aspects of Christmas. Sometimes we forget to slow down and focus on the most important thing… our loved ones. I also love the subtle hint that even the slightest bit of snow causes chaos.

Very Christmas Blogger Event

Last Saturday I was invited to the Very Christmas Blogger event in Liverpool. It’s the first blogging event I’ve been invited to and I was both nervous and excited to attend.Very Christmas Blogger Event #VeryParty

As we walked into the building I wasn’t sure what to expect. We entered the product showcase room to lots of sparkly and bright clothing, perfect for any Christmas Party. The room was divided into Womenswear, Menswear, Childrenswear and Beauty & Jewellery.


This V by Very Unique silver one sleeve dress was my favourite and you can find it on their website here for £60.

I’m definitely more of a boots kinda girl and I adored these grey boots.


Although I don’t really know much about Men’s fashion, you couldn’t go wrong with any of the items on show for your Christmas Events. You can find the Men’s range at Very here.


I’d never thought of Very when it comes to shopping for my boys clothes, but I certainly will do from now on. Although they do sell various designer clothing for children, they also have their own V by Very range which is great quality at an affordable price. I loved this section of boys clothes by Joules. You can view the childrenswear here.


The Skin Doctors were also show casing their range of Cosmeceuticals. You can find the full range on the Very website here. The Skin Doctors had a Santa Sack Lucky Dip and the lovely women let both the boys pick one for me so I have Skin Doctors Instant Eyelift and Skin Doctors Zit Zapper to try out.

Illamasqua were also showcasing their products and also did a Make-up Demonstration. You can view the Illamasqua range on Very’s website here.


Lola Rose were also showing their beautiful range of jewellery. You can view the range here on the Very website.

The Goodie Bag

The goody bag included Skin Doctors collagen boosting night ampoules, Soul Beauty triple silicone sponge set, St Tropez gradual tan, W7 Very Vegan Eye Eco Eye Colour Palette, Boozi mango & ginger margarita lip balm, Gel Rocks by Elegant Touch, coconut tanning water by Utan & Tone, Fiorelli bracelet, Baylis & Harding midnight fig & pomegranate hand wash, Illamasqua Embellishing Eye Gel in broken gold, I-Art liquid eye colour, Gatineau Paris peeling expert gel exfoliant, Ultrasun shimmering sun lotion for sensitive skin and last but not least Bomb Cosmetics Dash away bath bomb.

Overview of my first blogging event.

Before the event I was a nervous wreck. What do I wear? Do I take the boys?

When I got to the event I was glad I had taken them with me as they distracted me from the anxiety. I’d decided to wear my Lipsy Eyelash snowflake Christmas jumper – from last year, skinny jeans and Ugg boots. I’d made a little more of an effort than usual. When I got to the event I felt a little under dressed surrounded by a lot of beauty and fashion bloggers that had clearly made a lot more effort than I had, this made me feel a little anxious, but all of the bloggers I spoke to were lovely regardless of what niche they blog about. The boys were a bit bored at the start, until they started posing with the mannequins, using the photo booth and found the buffet.

I’m glad I took them with me as although behaviour wasn’t great – apologies to fellow bloggers that attended if they photo-bombed your shots; they definitely broke the ice and got me out of my comfort zone and talking to more people.

Thank you Very for the invitation and I hope to attend future events and work with you again.

Black Friday

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If you don’t know that today is Black Friday have you been hiding under a rock??? The vast majority of shops and retailers are having some form of Black Friday Event.

I’m going to link to some pages that I think will be useful to my readers and also share what I think are great deals!


Amazon have a so many Black Friday deals, it’s hard to pick a  few to share.

Black Friday Toy Deals with up to 50% off

Essentials probably aren’t on your mind for Black Friday but you could save a fortune.

I’ve just saved a fortune on our dog food which I usually from Amazon anyway. It usually varies in price between £20-£25 and it’s on offer at £15.50 BUT there’s also a subscribe and save offer which reduces the price to £14.73 and our dog food will automatically be ordered and delivered at that price every 3 months. There’s up to 40% off selected Pet Food.


You can view all of Argos’s Black Friday Deals Here.

One of the best deals I’ve spotted here is PS4 Slim Black 500GB Console Bundle with FIFA 18 and 2 additional games for £199.99.


B&M are offering 20% off all toys.


Groupon are offering up to 75% off in their Black Friday Event.

Muscle Foods

Muscle Foods have some great deals on at the moment. We will certainly be placing an order, their meat hampers are fantastic and last for ages! You can find their Black Friday Deals here.


Smyths have a download & print voucher £6 off when you spend £50 or £12 off when you spend £100 on their website and also lots of Black Friday Special Offers.

Toys R Us

Toys R Us have an up to half price sale.


Travelodge are offering 30% off selected stays when you use code ‘BLACKFRIDAY17’ at checkout. Code expires on Monday 27th November.


Very have their Black Friday Event with offers in all departments.

One of the best deals I have found and personally taken advantage of is this Tefal Actifry Plus at £84.99 from £209.99. We received an Actifry for Christmas a few years ago and it is fantastic.


If you use these offers feel free to pop back and share your bargain buys or if you’ve found a deal that I haven’t shared feel free to send me a comment or message and I’ll add it to the list.


Enjoy Shopping 🙂