Celebrating Christmas Eve With L.O.L Surprise

We were sent this box to help in creating this post.

Are you excited for Christmas? The kids certainly are and were very happy to be sent this fabulous Christmas Eve box from L.O.L Surprise.

The box came with two Christmas cards, two of their fantastic surprises to unbox and a onesie in Olivia’s size – she loves it and doesn’t want to get out of it!

The kids happily wrote their cards out (Olivia with Jack’s help, of course) and then couldn’t wait to get unboxing their surprises!

First up was the L.O.L Surprise Pets. As always, this comes with the surprise figure and a number of different items: the special magnifying glass and secret code to decipher, a crown, a pooper scooper type thing as well as the sand to dig into and a water bottle. We ended up with Miss Skunk from the Glam club, Fancy rarity. Isn’t she super cute?

Then we opened the surprise from the Glitter series. We had the figure, the little slip of paper with a riddle shoes, bottle, dress and a tiara. We opened it up to reveal Center Stage who is from the Dance club and is of Fabulous rarity.

This was such a lovely Christmas Eve box for the kids to open and play with – their L.O.L Surprise collections are growing quite nicely; we’ve got quite a few now from every series. You can find out more about L.O.L Surprise and the different series and figures to collect here.

Hope you all have a fantastic Christmas!

Advent Competition Day 10 – Scaramanga Ella Saddle Bag

Day 10 of our advent giveaways and I don’t know about you but I am so excited for the weekend. Can’t wait for some time to chill out and relax, how about you?

Now I don’t know about you but I love bags – I love buying new ones and being gifted new ones and have quite the collection – and I am absolutely in love with this bag myself, I’m so jealous that one of you gets to win it.

Today, we have this beautiful Scaramanga Ella Saddle Bag for one of you to win – how exciting!

Scaramanga began over 10 years ago, when had of the company; Carl Morenikeji found an old, iconic leather satchel while in India. This bag resonated with him, he loved the quality and the feel and with that an idea formed in his mind.

How could he recreate this, would it be possible to use traditional techniques and tools to bring about a modern twist on these items. During this time, he also began sourcing vintage furniture and this is where you find Scaramanga today.

They are an original lifestyle brand, which mixes beautifully handcrafted leather items, alongside vintage furniture.

Ella Saddle Bag

When it comes to the bag, we have chosen for the prize it is the Ella Saddle Bag, a newer addition to the collection and is a take on their original 12in saddle bag.

If you want to know a little more about the specifics of this bag it has been made using hunter leather, includes an adjustable strap, magnetic clasp and additional zippered front. While for size it comes in at: H27.5cm x W30cm x D7.5cm (11 x 12 x 3).


In love with this bag already? Well then onto the competition:

All  you need to do is pop over to the Scaramanga website and let us know using 8 words or more:
What is your favourite item they sell and where would you use 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.

Advent 2018 Day 10 – Scaramanga Ella Saddle Bag

10 Gifts for Tech-Loving Friends and Family

If you’ve actively shopped for tech-gadgets in the past, then you’ll opine that the exercise can be extremely tricky. While these devices are popular, they can a bit pricey and you’d require to extensively research before investing in one. This article will help you to identify the best products that will tickle tech lovers despite their affordability.

You’ll be shocked that some of these gifts are small enough to fit into your Christmas gifts’ basket. You will get these gifts with as low as $50 which will enable you to shop for many individuals thus boosting the festivities mood.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re shopping for a child or an elderly person. We’ll offer you the best options to choose from as below:

  1. A Bluetooth Tracking Tag

You have this forgetful and absent-minded friend and you’ve been wondering how you can help. Right? Well, this device is the answer you have been looking for! It’ll act as a helpful guide to your friend since it can be linked to items such as TV remote, keys, or an iPad. If the items are missing, your friend will only need a companion app (which is readily available with iPhones) to locate them using vibrations.

  1. A Pac-Man Connect and Play Remote

This is an ideal gift for game lovers. The device is designed to allow your friend or relative enjoy all their childhood games on almost any TV set!

  1. The Beddi Glow Alarm Clock

Buy this gift for that friend who oversleeps. The gift will motivate them to wake up early and start their day at a high note. The high-tech clock has sunrise-simulating light which will progressively increase the alarm sound. It also features Bluetooth and a speaker.

  1. The Gear 360

Do your friends love photography? If yes, then Gear 360 is the ideal gift for them! The device allows sharing of 360-degree videos and pictures from the high-tech camera.

  1. Eero Router

This gift will revolutionize the internet speeds for the recipients. It offers fast and consistent Wi-Fi that will cover a significantly large section of your home. Its plug-and-play installation technique saves you the hassle of calling your internet providers for an expensive installation process!

Annie Spratt

  1. Amazon Echo Dot

This device is voice-controlled and allows you to make voice commands. For example, you can use the commands to set alarms, control home devices, and check the weather conditions. It comes in a variety of colors to enable you to choose the best for your friends.

  1. Fitbit Flyer Wireless Headphones

If you know a friend who just love the gym, then you’ll need to gift them this device. Apple has done away with headphone jack and introduced these stylish Bluetooth headphones that will keep your friends entertained as they proceed with the gym activities. The device is sweat-proof with flexible cables and built-in microphones!

  1. Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard

This compact keyboard is highly portable and you’ll access your emails anywhere at any time you want! The device is compatible with Android, iPad, Phones, Windows Tablets, and iPhones. If your friend is working on their latest novel, then this gift will be a turn-around experience for them.

  1. iOttie Wireless Mini Fast Charging Pad

Disorganized wires can be the biggest setback to a clutter-free house. The cluttered wire around your socket can make it difficult to take your charger fast. This device will be ideal for tech lovers who are likely to encounter such experiences. It offers a reliable charging pad that boosts your battery life significantly.

  1. Portable Charger for Apple Watch

Gift your friends this device to save them from disappointment resulting from an Apple Watch that runs out of charge unexpectedly.

Looking for a deal on these high-tech gifts? Don’t do your Christmas shopping too early: Wait until November! Unsurprisingly, November is the best time to purchase tech gifts since electronics go on sale around Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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Advent Competition Day 9 – £20 Amazon Voucher

For our day 9 giveaway, we had a little think about what we could possibly giveaway that people may like or find useful. Something that Sarah and I both find incredibly useful is vouchers so we thought today we’d give away a £20 Amazon voucher for one lucky winner to spend on whatever they choose. You can put it towards something on your wishlist or buy something for someone else, it is completely up to you.

I spend a lot of time – and money – on Amazon so always like it when I’ve got a few vouchers stored on the site so I can go on a spree. I only recently completely depleted my pot but I am hoping for some advent wins to help me build it up again!

 Mourad Saadi

To be in with a chance of winning today’s prize, let us know using 8 words or more:
What’s your favourite Christmas Cracker Joke? Or perhaps let us know what your cooking for Christmas Dinner?

Advent Day 9 – £20 Amazon Voucher

Advent Competition Day 8 – PhoneHug

It is now day 8 of our advent giveaways and we have another fantastic giveaway for you for this festive season! We’ve been teaming up with some fantastic brands and we have another fab brand that we are working with today. But who are we collaborating with and what have we got to giveaway?
We’ve teamed up with PhoneHug – perfect for if you have ever dropped or damaged your phone. I know I’ve done it on a regular basis and could certainly do with something like this, haha!

Have you ever dropped, damaged or lost your phone?

Not anymore…

PhoneHug® a funky phone accessory, made from food grade silicone rubber, it stretches around the top and bottom of your phone securing it tightly.

The robust loop allows you to connect to a carabiner and lanyard, or just hang it up!

Fitting the vast majority of smartphones, PhoneHug® attached to a lanyard helps you to keep hold of your phone, so you can now wear your phone from your belt loop, your wrist, around the neck, or attached to a handle bar in the gym, leaving you to have your hands free and phone safe.

PhoneHug® helps to prevent the silent drop of your phone on the grass, or the hard crack as the screen goes on a hard surface. Attached to a bag handle, PhoneHug® makes it easier to locate your phone, rather than hearing voicemail kick in as you finally find your phone…

Simple and easy to use, fitted or removed in seconds, PhoneHug® is the only phone holder that has a strong and roust loop, grips tightly to the phone and is compatible with the vast majority of smartphones. Available in eight colours with a range of lanyards to choose from.

PhoneHug® is popular with those who love the gym, outdoors and adventure, people have said they don’t know how they managed before they had PhoneHug®

Rachel Ellis, wife of Para Cyclist Matt Ellis says;

“A large portion of Matts training is on a turbo trainer which uses an app to track his progress. He has previously dropped a phone onto his wheel during a sprint effort and the phone ended up in several pieces.

Due to his eye condition he needs the phone close to be able to read the data. Using his PhoneHug® he can securely attach the phone to the handle bars, read the data clearly and complete his efforts with confidence his phone is safe. 

The carabineer clip that comes with PhoneHug® is fantastic when we want to attach our phone to our bag whilst at the gym or at the track.

I particularly like being able to use the lanyard whilst at the side of the track, this means I can cheer Matt on whilst capturing photos and video footage.

It is great knowing that I’m not at risk of dropping my phone in the stands or onto a hard surface. 

Having 2 young children and three dogs means there are a lot of opportunities for phones to get knocked out of our hands.

We can now keep phones secure with us using the lanyards or even hang up out of reach of the little ones. “

Anna Hulme Personal trainer says;

“I am a Personal Trainer and the PhoneHug has become a vital part of my equipment when I am out with my clients, I now have my hands free while out running and it is so easy to get to my apps on my phone, to use my stopwatch etc. Cycling is easy and even when I am not working I always know where my phone is. A PhoneHug is a must for everyone.”

Feedback from customer;

“You know those things you never knew you needed till you’ve got one of them? This is one of those. Brilliant idea!”

PhoneHug® was established when two friends, Sam Fairbrother, a former commercial photographer and Geoff Barke, a concert runner, (now husband and wife) had a conversation around the kitchen table, voicing their concerns about phone theft and loss in their own industries, along with the many personal accidents that had occurred with their phones. They discovered 3 million of us here in the UK damage or brake our smartphones every year and have spent £5 million on repairing them in the last 2 years, in addition 500,000 of us here in the UK have our phones stolen every year!

Sam and Geoff know how stressful and time consuming a lost or damaged phone can be and believe PhoneHug® can reduce the unsavoury experience by helping people keep hold of their phones.

Giving back is a large part of the teams drive, to date PhoneHug® has helped a number of charities including; Trees for life, Balkan Underdogs; Help for Heroes, Future Dreams, South Manchester Rehome & Rescue, Girl Guide volunteers and local fundraising events. They look forward to helping more communities, charities and environmental projects.

PhoneHug® is environmentally aware and uses compostable cellophane on all lanyard products and aims to be using compostable packaging for all products by 2019.

For more information visit www.phonehug.co.uk


Would you like to be in with the chance to win yourself a PhoneHug?

Well, all you need to do is pop over to the PhoneHug website and let us know using 8 words or more:
Which is your favourite colour PhoneHug and what’s the worst accident you have had with your phone?


Advent 2018 Day 8 – PhoneHug

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.