There is nothing more sentimental to me than a gift from my children and I love anything that symbolizes that special thought that they have bought it especially for me for being their mum .
Enesco have sent me one of their many collection pieces from Lolita Were so kind to send me this stunning , hand painted and Mouth blown beautiful wine glass but all opinions are my own .
On a girls night out as Lolita was being served her Cosmopolitan Drink , Lolita was over come by how boring the glass was , yet inside was this spectacular drink and it needed brightening up, made cheerful and glamming up and just like the drinks that followed that night, Lolita felt her Glass needed some inspiring designs to show the personality .
Lolita then decided to make her very own and the Lolita brand was born .
Each glass is unique.
Every glass is Mouth blown and hand painted and so no glass is the same as another.
I was sent the stunning ''Mum's Love In Bloom '' wine glass .
It is decorated in a beautiful pink flower with the word Mother across the front and the word Love across the back.
Each glass is designed and decorated with food grade non-toxic paint to create their stunning designs as well as the sparkling crystals, which to me make it even more glam , especially as I am rather girly and love my pink sparkly items.
On the bottom of each glass and its box you will find a personalized recipe for each theme and as this is a ''Mum's in Bloom'' theme , this is the perfect tipple to match it .
Each glass comes in its own specially branded box to keep it safe in its journey to you .
The glass is a wonderful generous size of -
Having your very own special and personalized wine glass means that not only do you stand out from the crowd but you also won't ever mix your drinks with another guest at the venue and it's not just for wine. I do not actually drink wine, my husband does but I am more of a Peach Schnapps kind of girl or even maybe a slushy cocktail tipple but no need for sparklers or umbrellas in this drink, the glass makes it look fantastic all by itself.
I have to admit, I have never owned my very own personal wine glass and my husband is now rather jealous that he can not take it as his own .
I have enjoyed a few tipples in it over the last weekend (obviously for review purposes) and I love it .
At first glance I feared that once washed all of the decoration would come and peel of the glass, I hoped that the crystals would not peel of and I was very happy when I found that it looked just as good as new once I had put it through the washing .
These glasses are not designed for dishwashers .
The wine glass is so pretty , I just keep holding it up and admiring it . I love how it sparkles and although mouth blown I have found no air bubbles which makes it even more admirable and proves to me that they really are carefully made .
Lolita is so proud of her product that she even shares with you the manufacturing process of how they're decorated and packaged and its a wonderful watch , so take a look .
If you wish to learn more about Lolita then take a look at Lolita to find more of their wonderful designs and more information regarding the brand itself.
Do you own your very own wine glass, is it plain or decorated just for you , would you have a Lolita wine glass ?
For me, the thought of treating myself to scents for the home is always something I try to do often, especially when we have three German Shepherds who tend to leave their nasty dog scent lingering in the home .
The fact I clean daily and can sometimes use up to a full tin of air freshener , use carpet and fabric fresheners as well as light over 6 scented candles every day at least, means you can understand why I still feel a little disheartened when I leave the home to come back an hour later to that aroma of sweaty or wet dog .
The one thing I have to admit which I am a little embarrassed about is the fact I have not once thought of using an oil diffuser.
For some reason the thought of a bottle of scented oil with a few sticks coming out of it never occurred to me would work as well as spraying, burning or sprinkling scents although I know that those canister fresheners were worse for the environment than those naturally releasing scents.
After constant battling and never ending cleaning to try and keep it all at bay, I was asked to give the Linea set of 3 mini diffusers a try from House Of Fraser .
The Linea Diffuser set is a lovely mix of three scents in three separate compartments consisting of -
I have always been a fan of the musky scent and having the added floral Rose and Jasmine with added spice such as Ginger as well as that sharp lemon becomes a whole new experience .
The three scents together bring a gorgeous fresh , musky , floral aroma that over rides those nasty aromas in my home.
We left the home and returned for the first time in a long time to find that the once was sweaty dog scented air was filled with a beautiful scent of Sandelwood , Ginger and Jasmine .
I was expecting to find that because the containers were open , that I would be overwhelmed with too much scent at once but the diffusers instead gently released the fragrance through the slowly absorbed reeds which were placed into each one.
The Three containers looked absolutely gorgeous as a set but they could be easily separated into each room if you wished to use these as individual diffusers .
For me , the look of them as a set as well as the mixture of scent made the lingering scents we disliked disappear better than it would individually so we kept them together on our sitting room centre table.
I love that the containers can be reused once the oils have been used up to, it makes the whole cost that little more worth it and I am looking into buying even more of these for the rest of my home .
The Linea Set of 3 Diffusers are available from House Of Fraser at a cost of £25
Do you like Reed diffusers, have you a preferred aroma release for your home?
Have you ever wanted to add that funky and fun edge to your home as well as your look?
Well now you can with Homecandy.com
Homecandy.com are a unique and contemporary home furnishings and accessories collection.
Their products stand to make a statement in the busiest of rooms and add excitement to the most boring of rooms and I for one love the unique quality it offers.
Recently Homecandy.com have been getting in some gorgeous new items and there are two of them up for grabs at the end of this post which I am sure you will jump towards and enter now but I thought I would share with you some of my own favourite items .
First up , something all the ladies will love, a pretty pink Leggy Bird Makeup bag
cost - £8
I am always in my kitchen and when I seen this I wanted it for the fresh Crispbread that our family love so much , to keep it fresh for longer and the mimicking design looks very catchy and bright , a bit like my own personality.
The fact that this is not bulky like others I have had to squeeze into my small spaced kitchen is what makes it appealing to me.
Koziol Brod Crispbread bin
Cost - £14.50
Being mum tends to always take up most of my shopping on items for them so when I saw this item which would end up being constantly used I had to share it with you .
Colour in Table Cloth
Cost - £11.50
Being that my children spend a lot of time at the kitchen table for baking, eating or playing games and colouring in, this for me would be a welcome treat for them.
Homecandy.com have a collection of beautiful Items and they offer something different and unique to each home no matter your comfort and style.
Not only have the lovely Homecandy.com got a whole new range which has recently been added to their collections but they are now also offering one of my lucky readers the chance to win 2 of their new items pictured below.
The competition will run from 30 Jan - 16 Feb (midnight) and prize is:
Lip junkie Cosmetics Bag
Stripe laptop Bag
To be in with a chance of winning these two fantastic products , please enter via the Rafflecopter form below -
Good evening everyone , hope your day is as lovely as mine so far.
I merely wanted to just pop by and share with you a wonderful little gem that appeared in my post this morning sent by the gorgeous Shannon from RasberryKiss.co.uk .
At the beginning of December the lovely lady held a competition on her blog and being a fan of Dragonflies and of course jewellery, entered and was lucky enough to win at Christmas when the competition ended.
I basically just wanted to say a huge thank you to Shannon for sending me this lovely pendant , its gorgeous.
As you can see from the pictures, this antique bronze looking pendant is absolutely gorgeous with the Turqouise stone in the body of the dragonfly .
It is a stone of protection, strong and opaque, yet soothing to the touch and healing to the eye.
Turqouise is the birthstone of December , so was quite the fitting to Shannon's timeing of giving this away and in fact if I were born a little later it would have been my birthing stone also.
The two eyes of the Dragonfly are set with two clear diamante style gems which give the Dragonfly a sense of character and light.
This dainty Dragonfly hangs from a sturdy matching chain which is also of zink alloy and denotes a link chain style which has a lobster like claspe and is a perfect accessory to my everyday wear.
So this is my little surprise of the day , what do you think is the meaning of Dragonflies and this piece , would you wear it ?
For me, I have always seemed to struggle to find comfort for my heavy breasts up until recently , I discovered that I had been in fact wearing the wrong size , 3 sizes too small, so it was no wonder my boobs were aching me and leaving me my boobs been squished and forced around towards my back and underarm.
Having now been correctly sized up , I longed for some beautiful new bras and it felt exciting to go look at all the amazing choices available.
Unfortunately the excitement disappeared when I soon realised , what I was looking for , was actually harder to find than I originally thought.
I only wished to get an unpadded bra that was plain black and feminine in size 36F
I give you the challenge to go to your local Town centre , search for an unpadded bra.
They all seem to be padded , and now knowing I am no longer a C but in act an F in bra size I am in no need of padding.
It was merely impossible and considering I live in Durham , I thought their would be plenty of options , but even trailing the Metrocentre in Gateshead, I found only 1 Bra , yes just 1 and it was priced at £45 .
Luckily for me , I received an email from the owner of Clara Olivia offering me two of their bras.
Having been tired from the failure of my last shopping for bra's , I was unsure if they would also be able to provide me with what I needed .
I was pleasantly Surprised.
Clara Olivia was my haven to the world of bras.
In fact they had every bra in every size, shape and colour and get what?
There were so many unpadded bras !
Here are the two bras which Clara Olivia sent to me .
The order arrived 3 days after the order was made, which to me was fast. They say it takes between 2 - 4 days in general upon ordering from the site.
I obviously ordered two of their unpadded bras, I wanted to see how it would feel to wear real fitting bras with no padding or push up effect , just comfort and shaping my boobs properly in a true fitted bra.
I ordered the Louis in black and the Elodie in White , the two colours which I am always in need of for every day wear .
The Fantasie Lois -
Cost - £29
Sizes - D to J
This is one of the most comfiest bras I have worn , It fits perfectly and the material actually makes me feel like I am wearing nothing at all.
This bra actually shapes my breast ,in fact I never actually knew my boobs were such a lovely shape and having the extra side support means I have all my breast tissue pulled forward and placed into the cup where it is meant to be with no over hang under the arm .
I was advised because of the shape of my breast , I should use a full coverage bra with a high centre .
This bra is my perfect bra.
The centre of the bra fits perfectly centre and against my chest bone with no pressure and nipping and the cup of the bra moulds my breast to a stunning shape .
If you have problems with side support this bra is for you .
It certainly is my most comfortable bra and it also washes lovely with No shrinking or effecting the material.
I love the detail around the top of the cup, that little bit of extra lace effect , gives it the feminine touch .
Cost - £41
Sizes - D to J
Having sorted the black bra , I now needed a white bra and to be honest white bras never stay white for long, the colour distorts after washes.
I have washed this bra three times now and it still holds its bright white shade which I am thankful for.
Having thick straps gives me the security , knowing it fits well as well as the high centre and full coverage which fits my breast perfectly.
Having more of the lace effect on the top of the bra cup it self , I was a little worried that this would give me irritation but the soft material is very gentle on the skin.
Again this bra gives you that extra side support, and the fact that my breasts are in the cup and not pushed and pulled around my underarm means that I have more comfort .
I love the detail on this bra, it certainly is a pretty bra and the centre fits once again snuggly on the breast bone giving me that full breast shape which I desire.
Finding the perfect bra can be daunting , but I am so pleased with Clara Olivia and their huge range of lingerie.
You can get many different styles of underwear from their site including sport, swim and shapewear .
I now know where to take a first look for my bras , it feels like for the first time ever I'm wearing the perfectly fitted , most comfortable bras .