Advent Competition Day 6 – Jana Reinhardt Penguin Stud Earrings

It is Monday once again which means it is time for another of our advent competitions. Today I am pleased to be able to offer you a beautiful pair of penguin stud earrings from Jana Reinhardt which currently retail at £69.

These stunning penguin earrings are handmade and they come to you from the studio of Jana Reinhardt who is a master goldsmith. Jana Reinhardt Jewellery has been creating fine jewellery and bespoke pieces since 2006 after being founded by husband and wife team, Jana Reinhardt and Ross Cutting. They are based by the sea in West Sussex and love to create beautiful handmade pieces for those who appreciate shiny things and the lighter side of life. They enjoy long walks on the beach with their pet beagle and two daughters when not in the studio.

For your chance of winning such a beautiful prize, why not fill in the Rafflecopter below? This giveaway ends at 11.59pm on the 16th of December 2018 so we can hopefully get them out in time for Christmas, however as always, winners have 28 days to respond. UK only. Good luck!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

50 Days of Christmas With Boots | Choosing The Perfect Christmas Gifts

Sometimes I find Christmas a really tough time for buying gifts – it can be so difficult to know what to buy for certain people, don’t you think?

With just under three weeks until the big day, my gift buying has certainly ramped up a notch and I am almost done for the majority of people that I need to buy for. I’ve still got a few to buy but at least I’ve still got a few more weeks to get this done!

I was very happy to be contacted by Boots who asked if I would like to take part in their fabulous 50 Days of Christmas campaign. I always head to Boots when purchasing Christmas gifts as I find they always have such a great selection of gifting options for both men and women – and some gorgeous kids clothes too! I was given the opportunity to take a look through their range of Christmas gifts and pick a few different gifts for someone special in my life.

I opted to browse through the Christmas gifts for her and chose to pick up a few items for my mum. My mum is one of the most important people in my life and whilst we do bicker like all mums and daughters do, I don’t know what I’d do without her in my life. This is her second Christmas now without my Dad and I want to make sure she has an extra special day.

The first gift I chose was the DKNY Woman Eau de Toilette 50ml which is currently retailing at a bargain price of £22.50 (it is normally £45!). My mum is a perfume fiend and I always make sure to buy her one or two new fragrances every Christmas – she loves trying new scents but is also loyal to some of her old favourites. I like to mix things up a little and give her different scents to try.  The gift set includes the perfume and the body lotion and is such a lovely set in beautiful packaging. It has top notes of blood orange, tomato leaf and vodka with heart notes of daffodil, orchid & water lily and base notes of birch & tulip – it smells incredible!

I mentioned above that I always buy her one or two fragrances and I just had to pick her up another, this BOSS Orange Woman Eau De Toilette 75ml which is currently retailing at £28.91 but is usually £59. With top notes of crispy apple, bergamot and white peach; heart notes of orange flowers, plum and cinnamon stick and base notes of creamy vanilla, sandalwood and olivewood, it is completely different to any other fragrance she has and sure to be a memorable scent. I like gifting fragrances at Christmas as they are a gift that last a long time and will evoke many memories for many years to come – I still remember certain events just by smelling certain perfumes!

My final choice of gift for my Mum was this Champneys Aroma Diffuser Gift for £30, usually retailing at £40. This is completely different from anything I have ever bought my mum before – she’s never had a diffuser or anything similar before. I chose this because my mum finds it incredibly difficult to take the time to actually sit down and relax and I wanted something that could help with that. This diffuser set with two fragrance oils included helps recreate a relaxing spa feeling with one of the fragrances designed to lift your mood and spirit in the daytime and the other designed to help you settle down and relax in the evening.

I really hope she enjoys her gifts as I have picked out a mix of things that I know that she likes and also a few things that I think that she needs. What gifts have you got your eyes on this Christmas? Have you got any Boots products in mind from their wide variety of Christmas gifting options?

This post is in collaboration with Boots but all thoughts are my own.

Advent Competition Day 5 – Cadbury’s Chocolate Giftset

It’s FRIDAY! Both Sarah and I hope you have enjoyed our first week of giveaways. I can promise you we have more amazing things to giveaway still to come.

Last year we decided to take weekends off from running giveaways and decided to run them just Monday to Friday. This is something we have decided to carry on doing this year. It means we get a couple of days off trying to promote, we can enter advents ourselves and spend some time with our families as well.

Sarah runs a giveaway a week over on her blog through the year and this year she has found people absolutely LOVE chocolate.

So, for todays giveaway she has brought back one of her prizes that seems to get everyone wanting more a Cadbury’s Giftset.


I’ve only just got all my decorations up as we always make sure Jack’s birthday is celebrated first – and his was on the 4th. We’ve now got out tree and decorations ready and I’ve just got to finish off the last of our shopping – how are you getting on? Are you all prepared for Christmas? I’d love to find out!


To be in with a chance of winning today’s prize, let us know using 8 words or more:
How is your Christmas prep going? Are you nearly done, or do you leave it all to the last minute as well? What are you hoping Santa drops off under your tree this year?

Please remember as this competition is running over multiple websites to not only leave your name in the Gleam widget but also let us know which website you entered via so we can track down your comment.

*The photo in the below Gleam is for illustrative purposes only, I cannot be sure what will be available on the website when I come to order, however, it will be of at least equal value.

Advent 2018 Day 5 – Cadbury’s Chocolate Giftset

Advent Competition Day 4 – Klean Kanteen Insulated Food Canister

Can you believe we are already on day 4 of our advent competitions? I can’t, it is going by ever so quickly! We’ve got yet another fabulous prize for you today from Klean Kanteen – this will be so handy for lunches for work! Don’t you agree Sarah has done incredibly well, sourcing such fab prizes?

How are you getting on with December so far? Any highs, any lows? How much shopping have you got left to do? Are you finding anyone in particular hard to buy for?

Klean Kanteen

Day 4 see us having teamed up with the amazing Klean Kanteen.

This family owned business was set up in 2004. You may well have heard of them as they are the company who introduced the first stainless steel, BPA-free, reusable water bottle. Since then they have carried on creating a range of high-quality reusable products. Continuing to help people eco-friendlier in their everyday life.

Insulated Food Canister

Offering us perhaps the perfect prize for Christmas, after all it may just help you take that doggy bag home. They have given us one of their amazing insulated food canisters to giveaway.

It is an interesting thought to think about how many plastic or Styrofoam packages we use throughout the year. For instance, just think about the times you get a takeout and what do you do after you have finished? Most of us probably throw them away.

Klean Kanteen however have come up with a solution, in the form of a 16oz reusable insulated food canister, which amazingly can keep your food, hot or cold for up to 8 hours. What’s more it is completely leak-proof, easy clean to hand clean and is free from BPA.

If you wish to find out more about the Insulated Food Canister or fancy buying yourself one then head over to the Klean Kanteen website where you can buy one for £34.95.

Though of course don’t forget we are giving one away right here for free!


To be in with a chance of winning yourself this insulated food canister, all you need to do is head over to the Klean Kanteen website and let us know using 8 words or more:
Other than the canister itself what is your favourite item they sell and why?

Advent 2018 Day 4 – Kleen Kanteen

Advent Competition Day 3 – £50 to spend at Spartoo

It is day three of our advent giveaways and today we have £50 for you to spend at Spartoo! I find them to be a fantastic brand – plenty of affordable and great quality items! Have you checked them out before? Have you ever bought from them before? If not, you are missing out – and you won’t want to miss out on this absolutely fantastic prize.

As always, I’m running this with Sarah from Life In A BreakDown who regularly talks about Spartoo so head on over to her blog to see what all the fuss is about!


If you haven’t heard of Spartoo before, let me tell you a little about them.

Spartoo was set up in 2016 by three friends; Boris, Paul, and Jérémie, who at the time were recent university graduates and dreamed of owning an online business together. The name, if you weren’t sure is a reference to Roman sandals, with an added O.

Back then they kicked off the business with a team of less than 10., yet now employ over 180.

4 Things Under £50

When I see competitions for a set voucher, I often wonder what I can buy?! Well let us share with you some ideas.

Desigual Bols Polaris Toulouse

With a huge range of bags for under £50 on the website it was hard to pick just one to include. However, the vibrant colours and eye-catching designs of this one landed it, its slot.

Coolway Pissto

If you haven’t heard of Coolway they are a brand known for stylish shoes and don’t these just fit the bill perfectly. Made to a derby style the Pissto, not only look sleek and comfortable but add a little bit of height to you as well.

Rondinaud Rimarde

The weather is certainly starting to feel cold and slipper season has well and truly arrived. You might be surprised to learn that this pair come in at just £29.99, leaving you extra pennies to spend on something else.

Vila Vieverly

Is clothing more what you are after? Then you still won’t be disappointed. Just check out this lace details blouse. Which fits right into the box of costing less than £50. Honestly your going to find this a hard voucher to spend.


I am sure you are all thinking how can I win though now! 

Well wonder no longer as all you need to do is head over to the Spartoo website and let us know using 8 words or more:
If you were the lucky winner what would you spend the voucher on and where would you wear it?

Please remember as this competition is running over multiple websites to not only leave your name in the Gleam widget but also let us know which website you entered via so we can track down your comment.

Extra T&C for this competition: You must have a registered Spartoo account to receive the prize as it will be added directly to your account.


Advent Day 3 Spartoo