Cat-a-Cake Creations Ice Cream Necklace

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Handmade jewellery is something really special ...and it's even better when it comes in the form of an ice cream cone with sprinkles. When Claire from Cat-a-Cake Creations offered to gift me one of her unique lasercut necklaces, I immediately jumped at the chance! It's the perfect hand crafted accessory for our British sunshine.

The gold mirrored ice cream cone also comes in pink or painted wood and has sprinkles and hearts engraved.  There are more sweet treats in Claire's Etsy store, if doughnuts or jammy dodgers are more up your street.  I've also got my eye on the Brighton Ice Lolly!  Cat-a-Cake Creations jewellery are perfect for those who love a bit of kitsch!
Hailing from Brighton, Cat-a-Cake Creations is headed up by talented and hardworking Claire Montgomery.  Her whimsical pieces epitomise the spirit of Brighton - take a peek at her Carousel Collection to see just what I mean.  Claire's packaging is spot-on too!  Super-cute pink striped tissue paper and a cute organza bag adorned my necklace - along with an adorable sweetie!  And it's not just jewellery, Claire also turns her hand to greeting cards, wedding invitations and event organisation!  A busy bee indeed!

This post contains a PR sample.  All opinions remain my own.

A Day Out at London Zoo

Monday, 31 March 2014

These photos have been sat in my drafts for the past few weeks and it's about time I set them free! I'd planned to go on an adventure to London for a while with my boy and on one of the first sunny weekends, we jumped on a train and headed for London Zoo!

It was so lovely to be walking round in t-shirts and sunglasses, enjoying our first ice-creams of the year and making friends with the animals.  Having never been to London Zoo before, I was really impressed by how big it was and love the sense of history in the architecture. 

My favourites were the butterflies and meerkats.  It feels so surreal in the Butterfly Paradise (a giant inflatable caterpillar)!  Fluttery things of all shapes and sizes surround you as your walk through.  I definitely felt a little like Alice in Wonderland; a confession which the boy found particularly amusing!

We had a fantastic London adventure and finished off our day in Camden, with drinks at The World's End and dinner at Shaka Zulu.  Both are definitely worth a visit if you haven't already been!

January Favourites

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Essie Shearling Darling 
This Essie mini comes in the nail brand's Winter Mini Kit.  For me, Shearling Darling was the standout shade in the pack.  This perfect deep red is such a sophisticated, classic shade and it stays chip free for a good few days.

Leo Bancroft Gentle Care Sulphate Free Conditioner
I remember swooning over Leo when he was on Channel 4's The Salon! When I saw his range in Tesco, I picked up this sulphate free conditioner. It was a complete bargain and, to be honest, I wasn't expecting any miracles from this product.  However, my hair has been loving it since the first use!  It's super nourishing and lighweight and it leaves my hair soft and shiny.

Tangle Teezer
Another haircare favourite has to be my beloved Tangle Teezer!  Since I received this as a Christmas present, my life has changed.  No, really!  I no longer spend half an hour almost in tears, trying to comb out my locks.  This little beauty glides through any knots and tangles in no time.

ESPA Optimal Skin ProSerum*
My review of ESPA's latest skincare offering was kindly picked as a runner up entry and the lovely people at ESPA sent me a full size bottle to enjoy.  My skin has changed so much for the better since using this.  It works wonders on my oily/combination skin and is also a fantastic overnight spot treatment!