Sunday, 31 May 2015

Go Glamping with Get The Label


I don't usually post up competitions but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to share this fab prize from Get The Label.

The branded online retailer is offering one lucky winner a two night glamping (glam-camping, if you're not in the know) experience for up to four people.

The winner will choose from one of 35 sites across the UK, staying in one of Wigwam Holidays' ultra-cool timber wigwams.

I've never been glamping myself, though really love the idea of it. My last regular camping experience was probably being at Reading Festival last year - lots of fun but definitely not a luxury experience!

The winner of this competition will also receive a £75 voucher for and a glamping survival box like the one pictured above.

Enter here.

I got to try out one of Get The Label's survival boxes for myself and it's filled with the perfect things for a trip away in the great outdoors.

The box contains: a pair of Havaianas flip flops, a Brita 'Fill & Go' water bottle, a Clif energy bar, Epic energy drink, Femfresh wipes, Elias laundry stain remover wipes, Batiste dry shampoo, Gluco glucose tablets, a mobile phone solar charger, Olixar ToughBeats outdoor bluetooth speaker and selfie Smart Pole.

The gadgets from Olixar were my favourite things in the box and are definitely my glamping essentials! The speaker has amazing sound quality and is perfect to wirelessly hook up to my phone's Spotify app via bluetooth. The selfie 'Smart Pole' is a selfie stick with bluetooth technology built in so that you can snap away easily via the button on the extendable pole. Both of these products simply charge with a micro USB adapter and don't need batteries.

Discount Havaianas flip flops at Get The Label

The competition closes at midnight on 14th June so don't miss your chance to enter!


Sunday, 10 May 2015

One Fine Day: Feat. A Charm Bracelet by Nomination


Life seems to be moving so fast at the moment that blogging has taken a little bit of a back seat. To give you a wee update, I start a new job in the morning! Once everything settles down, I'm hoping to get back into more regular posts - plus I have a few events coming up in the next few weeks so that's something I'm looking forward to.

Blessed with a rare free weekend, I had a lovely day with Chris yesterday. We got up late, took these obligatory photos (poor, long-suffering Chris...) and mooched into town for an afternoon of overindulgent food, drinks and record shopping. Check out my Instagram feed to see what I ate, drank and purchased!

I was recently given the opportunity to try a charm bracelet by Nomination from Argento Jewellery, which has not been off my wrist since I received it.

Truthfully, I've never really been a bracelet person, nor am I particularly a fan of typical charm bracelets (looking at you, Pandora...). However, I have so fallen in love with this one!

Stacking rings - Primark
Nomination charm bracelet - Argento*

These bracelets are quite unique in the sense that, usually (to me, anyway), charm bracelets bring to mind dangling charms or the overdone Pandora-style types. Nomination bracelets are basically a series of silver links which are stretchy, like watch straps sometimes are, and each 'link' has the potential to be a charm.

Someone pointed out to me that the idea is that when you have swapped enough links with charms to fill the bracelet, you're left with enough spare links for a whole new bracelet, which you could maybe give to someone else - I thought that was a really lovely idea.

Argento recently launched the Nomination 'Rose Gold' collection and asked me to choose three of these charms to create my bracelet. I went for quite a simple rose gold 'plate' charm, with two of the beautiful stone charms - 'Black Agate' and 'Amethyst'.

I must admit, I struggled a lot putting the bracelet together. Even after watching a ton of YouTube tutorials, I still found the whole process fiddly and pretty bloody difficult tbh. I was however pleased to discover that I must not be the only one, because they also sell this handy little tool for adding and removing charms. I'll definitely be investing in one of these for any new charms I get.

The range is huge, with all the charms set in 9ct rose gold, backed on silver stainless steel like the rest of the bracelet. It was hard to choose just three so I can't wait to collect more charms and add to my bracelet.

Shirt - Lazy Oaf

Here's a little shot of the rest of my outfit. I picked up this shirt a few weeks ago and it has fast become a favourite; Lazy Oaf is one of my top brands ever, love love love their stuff! Plus whenever I wear this shirt, I get Alice Cooper's 'Poison' in my head - and that's a pretty awesome song, right?

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