Monday, 10 December 2018

November Favourites

I'm running a bit late with sharing my November Faves, I've been so busy getting ready for Christmas and enjoying the festive period. Most of my favourite items in this round up would make great Christmas gifts or stocking stuffers and all apart from one are really affordable too! 

I first tried this nail colour after a trip to a spa a couple of years ago and it's become a firm Fall fave since. I love the deep purple colour and it has a beautiful shimmer to it as well. This polish was on my nails for most of November! 

 Toffifee Chocolates

A strange choice to have in my faves but I only tried Toffifee for the first time last year, as I always thought that they were toffees. Then I found out they are hazelnuts and it was a life changing. I bought a huge multi pack of these to stock on my Hot Chocolate Bar this year and as a stocking stuffer for my Mum too as she loves them. 

The most expensive item in my faves this month, and one I have been meaning to feature for a while. I had been debating trying the Luna Play as it's a much more affordable option for trying out a Foreo, when I walked into TK Maxx and found this on the shelf on clearance for £17. It's not the colour I would have chosen (that would have been pink of course) but I couldn't pass it up for the price. I have been using this facial cleansing brush for months now and it has made my skin so much softer and smoother to the touch. The Play version would be a great gift to give this Christmas and much more affordable than my Fereo Mini.   

CaseApp Marble iPhone Case {20% off your order with the code 'SPARK1988'}

I have been loving my latest CaseApp arrival and it was the perfect case to switch to from my Fall pumpkin one. I always go for the tough cases because they help give your phone that extra protection, especially if you're clumsy like me. These phone cases make a great gift idea as you can personalise them and even make your own design.

I picked this sweater up in two colours and lived in them last month. They are so soft and snuggly and you'll have already seen them appear on the blog a couple of times now! They come in whole bunch of colours and are 50% off right now. 

A super inexpensive item, but one that is a game changer. I don't know why I hadn't ever picked up a brush to apply my face masks before. It makes life so much easier and you make way less mess and waste a lot less product then when you use your fingers. This would make a lovely gift wrapped up with your friends favourite face mask, I personally love the Fresh face masks

I hope you enjoyed this little round up of some of recent favourite products! 


Thursday, 6 December 2018

2018 Christmas Cards

Cards via Tiny Prints

Happy December, we are in the final month of the year, it's scary how quick these past few months have gone. 
This year is the first year we are sending Holiday Cards as a family of three! We were going to last year but our cards went missing in the post on the way to us and the replacements would have arrived too late for us to send them out to family and friends. So this year I made sure to order our cards with plenty of time to spare. I didn't get round to writing them as early as I normally do but they should be hitting doorsteps from today! 
It's really hard to get a picture of Bella looking and she won't behave at all when we plan to take photos so the picture we used for our cards this year was one my sister just happened to snap of us on Christmas Day last year and has become our favourite family photo. 
I stuck to a traditional red and green theme to match our pyjamas we were wearing in the picture and I loved the effect of it making it look like there is a twine tied gift tag on the cards, and followed through on the envelops with the same twine effect. 
Sending personalised cards has become a little tradition now, you can see all my past Christmas Cards here. Which one is your favourite? I still love then one I sent with a picture from Prague on! 

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Christmas Gifting with CaseApp

Last year you might remember I teamed up with CaseApp and got to design my dream iPhone case! So I was super excited when they reached out about teaming up again. 

This year I decided that I wanted to spread the love and let one of my besties pick out a case she loved, it is the season for giving after all. She picked put this gorgeous green leaf design and kept it simple without personalising it. 

One thing I love is that you can design your case from scratch from using your own artwork or a photograph you love, but if you aren't feel super creative you can pick out one of CaseApp's own designs or one from an artist and leave it just as it is or add your own initials or wording. 

You might notice my marble doesn't look like the marble one online here, that's because you can even edit where the marble (or other design) lays on your phone by flipping it or dragging it. I didn't want such a white space so edited mine to give a more all over marble pattern. 

Everything from CaseApp is customisable from beginning to start and they make such lovely personalised gifts to give this time of year. I always love to try and find unique gifts for my loved ones. And a truly individual one of a kind phone case is something I am sure anyone would love to receive and they even come with a cute little storage pouch now. 

CaseApp is kindly offering my readers 20% off their order with the code 'SPARK1988'. Be sure to tag me in your designs on Instagram if you design your own case! And if you head over to my Instagram today you'll have the chance to win your very own CaseApp product! 

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

American Eagle/Aerie Try on Haul

I have loved doing these little try on hauls again this year! I use to do them years ago when I started blogging and I'm not really sure why I stopped doing them. Last month when American Eagle was having a sale I picked up  few things that I had had my eye on for a while and thought I would share them all with you as they are currently having another huge sale with everything 40% off right now!  It's the perfect time to stock up! I have already placed another order, and I've linked some of those items at the end of the post for you. I am most excited to receive this Jegging Pullover which I wish I had ordered before after seeing it on Lynzy, you can see her try on here.

{wearing size small}

I wanted to pick up this henley earlier in the year but it was sold out. I was so happy to see it back in stock so added it to my order. It also comes in a pretty pink colour. This one is more a beige oatmeal colour in real life than the picture on the website. It runs true to size but if you wanted it to be long enough to wear with leggings I would size up! 

{wearing size small}

I fell in love with this sweatshirt as soon as I put it on and I have actually ordered it in more colours now. It reminds me a lot of the sweaters from H&M I have been wearing this Autumn, in that it is long enough to wear with leggings and is longer in the back. This one is thicker, but not too thick and the fabric is way more snuggly and soft. I stuck with my normal size as I am taller, so I could wear it with leggings but you could size down as it runs bigger. I actually ordered another colour in a medium so it's extra slouchy for lounging around in. 
P.S I have just spied Bella in the background, I haven't grown a tail! 

{wearing size small}

Can you tell I am loving all the plush pieces? You really can't go wrong with anything from the Soft & Sexy line, it's so so soft and warm. I got this basic for layering and I wish I had actually sized up in this so it was a bit longer on me. It's still great for pairing with jeans and if you are shorter than me perfect for wearing with leggings. 

{wearing size small}

This was the piece I was most excited to arrive. I had seen it on a few bloggers {I loved it on Lauren} in a bunch of colours. It was hard to pick just one which is why I ended up with two, whoops! It didn't disappoint and is really warm and cozy. I actually threw this on straight out of the parcel and forgot to cut the tag out before I left the house lol! It's that good. I would say it runs big and you could size down but I stuck with my normal size so I could wear it with jeans and leggings {like in my post here}! 

{wearing size small}

This colour is actually my favourite of the two I purchased. It's called mustard but it's this beautiful bright burnt orange colour and just screams Fall. I hadn't seen anything else this kind of colour and loved how different it was.

I also wanted to mention the Aerie Softest Lace Bralette I picked up too. I have been hunting and hunting for a cute bralette and just haven't found one that I liked or that fit well. Aerie has a huge range of sizes so I decided to give one of theirs a go and it is the best bralette I have ever tried. I ordered black and have already gone back for a white one too, and oh maybe a deep plum as well! 

I hope you enjoyed this little haul and I will share my next order when it comes in with you all if you like too.