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Halloween Party Prep – The good the bad and the frightful!

27 Oct

There is a lot of tat out there on the shelves for this Halloween. Parties are getting bigger and better, we have more and more americanized with our love of the holiday! i thought that I would share with you some of the best products out there this year, to avoid disappointment!

Zombie Gnome

The Zombie Gnome is one of my absolute favourites this year, a must have for on the lawn or table at a halloween themed party. it is as hilarious as it is genius, and at £11.95 from Genie Gadget it will not break the bank either. At 30 cm tall and very sturdy I think I will keep mine out all year!

Grr!

Verdict: 10 / 10
DIY Halloween

I love the mouldable glue range from Sugru – perfect for any Halloween projects. It’s bendy, rubbery texture makes it a versatile material and once it cures for 24 hours it is really strong too.

Get Crafty!

Get Crafty!

 

Verdict: 8 / 10
Zippo

Get those pumpkins lit with these funky lighters from Zippo. I love the Halloween designs, and with such an ageless brand you know that these lighters will last a long time. Prices start from £20 and they are available at www.zippo.co.uk

Spooky

Spooky

 

Vampire

Vampire

 

Skull

Skull

Verdict: 9 / 10

 

Trick or treat!

When it comes to chocolate at Halloween you cannot beat Cadbury’s. Value for money, great taste, and I love the new halloween range!

Cadbury Screme Egg – 40g RRP two £0.65 for one, £1.00 for two

Yum!

Yum!

Cadbury Crunchy Spider- 30g RRP £0.55 for one, £1.00 for two

Great for on the table

Great for on the table

Verdict: 8 / 10
Halloween Make up

If you are on a budget, don’t buy separate pots of face paint this Halloween look for an all in one kit. Asda have a great range this year, I love the skelaton kit for £3. I actually used this and some old green eyeshadow that I had lying around to make my wicked witch face this year!

Verdict: 8 / 10

All in one kit

All in one kit

 

Zombie kit is great for witches too!

The kit is great for witches too!

 

I also love thier kiddie range, this trick or treat goody bag is very cute for £1.50!

 

Cute!

Cute!

Bake your own treats

Shop bought is easy, but nothing beats home-made treats. Use these cute/spooky (delete as appropriate) but certainly delicious cake decorations from Cake Angels and really impress your guests.

 

Sprinkles

Sprinkles

Toppers

Toppers

Verdict: A delicious 8 / 10

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Keeping Mam Sweet

5 Mar
The bests edible gifts

Shops are filled full of Mother’s Day goodies, ‘mum’ shaped biscuits, chocolates and cakes charged at 3x the usual value for the privilege. Much like valentines day, Mother’s Day has gone commercial and with busy lives commercial can be rather convenient – if you shop in the right places to avoid paying a fortune. My favourite sweet treats this year are from Asda, I have sampled a few if their goodies and particularly love their chocolate heart priced at £5. It is very similar to the famous Hotel Chocolate slabs, with thick milk chocolate marbled with white and pink, sprinkled with a generous helping of dried raspberries. I also love their choice of biscuits and chocolate sets, I know it’s very cheesy but something about a chocolate or biscuit in the shape to fit the occasion really does make it taste better!

Verdict: a tasty 9/10

Heart shaped chocolate £5

Heart shaped chocolate £5

 

Shoe chocolates £2

Shoe chocolates £2

 

Mum shortbread £1

Mum shortbread £1

 

 

Mothers Day Fragrance

28 Feb

My pick of this years fragrances has to be Katy Perry’s Purr. It has a fresh girly smell, which reminds me of the undertones of some givenchy perfumes, and it really lasts all day. I’m not usually a fan of celebrity fragrances but this one took me by surprise. For great value order this online from Fragrance Direct, many cash back websites offer cash back for the site and it always has its own offers http://www.Fragrancedirect.co.uk

Verdict: 8/10

 

Purr

Purr

Mothers Day – On a Budget!

28 Feb

Save money this mothers day with the latest deal from Martin Lewis at money saving expert. They are offering new and existing customers a ‘free’ mothers day collage mug worth £7.99, all you pay is the £1.99 postage. Simply click here upload your pics, and best of all you can pay your postage via paypal. it’s worth noting that you dont have to give this to your mam, you can upload pics for any occasion and keep it for a birthday or christmas gift. MUG

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