Fathers Day Gift Guide with IWOOT*

It is less than a month until Father’s day and much like Mother’s day, we panic buy or buy things that our Mum’s or Dad’s actually stuff in their cupboards or re-gift to someone else at Christmas because it’s nothing they would ever use/want. In collaboration with IwantOneofThose.com, I decided to put together a selection of some unique gift ideas for the men in your lives all in preparation for June 21st otherwise known as Father’s Day.

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First up is the Star Wars Millennium Falcon Metal Construction Kit. This would suit the man who has everything but loves putting things together or fixing things. Thing Airfix but in metal form and thoroughly on the bandwagon of the Star Wars hype right now building for the release of the new film. It is a bargain £9.99 or in the 3 for £20 section and once put together, looks incredible. They have a few others in the same construction kit range including a R2-D2 and fighter planes.

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Next up is a pair of Port Sipper Glasses for the classic gentleman in your life. These retail for £8.99 and again feature in the 3 for £20 range that IWOOT.com has to offer. These are really traditional and it is said that by sipping from the bottom of the glass using the spout like this, it gives your port a much better taste. I know someone who would love these as Port is always an after dinner tipple of choice in their household.

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Last up for the man who loves gadgets or music is this fab Amp Smartphone Speaker. I can’t find the exact one on the IWOOT.com website anymore but they have a really similar one here. The sound quality on these speakers is fab when connected to your phone and as it’s quite small you could pack it for a camping trip or trip away for sharing music.

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They have tons of other gift ideas, but these were just a few of my favourites. Check out the full Fathers Day Gift selection on IWOOT.com now and find your perfect gift. To help save you some money IWOOT.com have created a special Vouchercodes page on their site which stops you trawling the web for savings and instead getting them direct from the website themselves.

If you haven’t checked out iwantoneofthose.com before then I thoroughly recommend their great site.

Hope you got some good ideas from this post 🙂

Laura x

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Bakerdays Review*

A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by the lovely people at Bakerdays and asked whether I wanted to try out one of their fantastic Letterbox cakes. Any mention of the word cake and I’m game! I was and still am really impressed with the concept of the Letterbox cake. The Bakerdays mantra for their Letterbox cake is:

“You can’t always be there to share a special occasion with a friend or
loved one. But you can let them know you¹re thinking of them by sending
something which is personalised and therefore unique.”

I was given the option of choosing my own photo for the cake, or to choose one of the options on their website. I chose a photo of my cousin Cameron, my brother & I which had been taken only 1 month ago when we were reunited in East Kilbride, Scotland. My cousin lives in New Zealand so the picture is really special as we don’t have many of us together. I then waited for my cake to be created and delivered through the post, and here is what arrived.

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The cake is 5 inches and fits perfectly through the letterbox and gives 3-4 servings. It comes in a pretty tin and they sent me a little card which could have a message written in it, some love heart sweets and a leaflet with some information about Bakerdays in it. It smelt divine when you opened the tin and as a fan of icing, I love the sickly sweet smell that it has.

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The picture looked fab as you can see from the picture above and when you cut into it, there was a lovely moist chocolate sponge cake. I was worried it might be dry inside as Bakerdays claim that it stays fresh for 14 days and we ate ours about 4/5 days after it arrived, but I was super surprised by how soft and moist it stayed and was incredibly yummy to eat.

The letterbox cake start from £14.99 and is a fab service to send something personalised to a family member or friend. The delivery was efficient and nothing was damaged when it got to me, so again top marks to Bakerdays for their packaging and design ideas.

I would definitely use Bakerdays again in the future as it is such a unique idea for a gift, and they really impressed me with my chosen cake.

Thanks

Laura x

 

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Sebamed Skin Care Review*

You will know by now that I am a big fan of skin care. Not because I love going au natural and flaunting silky smooth skin, but because I have hormonal spotty skin and I am always on the look out for new products that might help me out. It currently feels like I get rid of one spot and another appears. God forbid I can go 1 whole week without a ridiculous breakout!!!

1 month ago I was taking part in the #BHTWITTERPARTY from The Bloggers Hub and was introduced to a new brand called Sebamed. They do a huge range of products but offered a clear skin range which definitely stood out to me. I received my products to try about a week later and started the task of shaping up my skin.

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I started by using the cleansing bar with some warm water, popping some toner on a cotton pad and then finishing it off with the clear skin gel on the problem areas. I repeated the process for the next few days and then disaster struck! I had a bit of a reaction to something and my face was super red and itchy and I had little bumps on my face. I had noticed the cleansing bar left my face quite tight but persisted to see if it was my face reacting to the initial new products.

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As you can imagine, I was worried as to what had set my face off and stopped using any new products on my face at that point and went on to using aloe gel and propolis gel. My face cleared up after a few days but I couldn’t pinpoint what thing had triggered the reaction and haven’t used any of the products since then.

I didn’t stick to me 28 day plan and was gutted that I had a reaction but I have a new plan and wanted to let you know I am still going to test some of the products out but on a new 28 day plan. I will substitute the cleansing bar as it really doesn’t work for my sensitive skin, for my current Kiehls cleansing wash. I will then use the toner and the gel to see if they work for my skin.

I really want to give the products a go and give a better quality review of them so I plan to write another post in June letting you know my exact findings. I hope the lovely people at Sebamed understand my review for now and I am not disregarding all the products, just the cleansing bar at this point in time. I would say if you have super sensitive skin like me then it might not work for you but it is always worth trying something out.

Come back and check out my follow-up review in June.

Laura x

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