Cute Arts And Crafts Marketing Products By Printkick

We’ve been trying cute arts and crafts marketing products by Printkick this week. The girls love arts and crafts and these are really cute too! Printkick offer products for business marketing and have a wide range of products to meet your marketing needs. 

Cute Arts & Crafts Marketing Products

Wooden Painting Set

Small wooden childrens paint set

We received a Painting set in a wooden box, perfect for keeping little ones entertained! With paints, paintbrush, crayons, a pencil, sharpener and an eraser you are all set for some crafty fun. This fab little set can be printed on in up to 4 colours using screen print with your companies personalisation on top. You can buy a sample for £2.24 before ordering too!

Assorted Puzzles

Puzzle Games

Next, we discovered 5 assorted puzzle games. This tricky little puzzles kept us all buy for quite some time! Each puzzle has a different solution all involving metal balls. Some you have to get the ball into the centre, other’s into hoops. Other’s are slightly trickier and need balancing or rearranging somehow! A sample puzzle is just 28p.

Puzzle game from Printkick

One by one, we managed to solve them all though. The girls keep playing with these puzzles over and over! With up to 8 colours available for printing using print pad you can have your logo placed on the front of these fun puzzles.

Colouring Magnetic Stickers

Colour in Magnets

Lastly, we received this cool colouring magnetic stickers which the girls loved! With the fun circus theme, the girls quickly chose their favourites to colour and got busy. 

Magnets to colour in from Printkick

Eva really took her time to colour her’s and focus in whereas Izzy obviously sped through happily scribbling colour everywhere and having fun! These magnets are great for older and younger children, they kept the girls quiet for a while. You can have your logo printed in 1 colour using print pad and order a sample for £1.08.

Colouring magnets from Printkick

What do you think of these cute arts and crafts products from Printkick?

Relaxing With Olverum Bath Oil

I’ve been relaxing with Olverum bath oil this week. Olverum Bath Oil is an effective way to relieve stress naturally and achieve a great night’s sleep. Obviously, I jumped at the chance to review a sample of this unique, highly concentrated, therapeutic bath oil.

Travel set- Olverum Bath Oils

Olverum contains 10 pure essential oils, carefully blended to work synergistically, giving you a relaxing bath oil. Winner of Tatler Beauty awards 2018 ‘Best Bath Oil’, Olverum great for easing aching or sore muscles. It’s also a perfect soothing antidote for a cold or flu with a gorgeously aromatic unisex scent. As my long-term readers will know, I suffer from chronic pain & muscle spasms and anything natural that may help, I’ll happily give a try!

Described as ‘bath nirvana’ by The Sunday Times Style Magazine it seemed an opportunity not to be missed. Olverum survived by word of mouth for many years, a product known in the UK only to a small number of passionate devotees. Beautifully re-packaged, yet retaining the same loved formulation used for over eight decades, Olverum recently relaunched under new British ownership.

Olverum Bath Oil Travel Set £19

Availability & Stockists

Olverum is available in various sizes and stocked at Liberty, Conran, Harvey Nichols and Fenwick. The 125ml bath oil is £29.00 which is enough for 25 baths. The 250ml is £53, enough for 50 baths. This bath oil is also available as a travel set for £19, enough for 9 baths.

Relaxing With Olverum Bath Oils

Relaxing With Olverum Bath Oil

Having heard all the positive talk about Olverum I couldn’t wait to get the girls to bed and run myself a bath. The start of the Summer holidays has been pretty busy and I could definitely use some time relaxing in the bath. I ran a warm bath with 5ml of Olverum bath oil and the aroma instantly filled the room! It smells gorgeous and feels amazing on your skin. I relaxed for a full 15minutes, something I very rarely do. My skin flares up in the heat but the added oil seemed to really help and left my skin feeling soft and hydrated.

I’m looking forward to my next bath using Olverum bath oil, it really leaves you feeling relaxed and rested. If you are looking for something to help you relax or a treat to pamper yourself with I definitely recommend Olverum.

Have you heard of Olverum before?

Personalised Stationery From Printkick

Buying Personalised stationery from Printkick for businesses or individuals is quick & easy. With an extensive range of products from Business notebooks, corporate pens & even printed sweets, Printkick has your branded needs covered. You can request a free, no obligation quote on all their products.

Printkick Goody Bag


Printkick Branded Goody Bag

The goody bag I received has a cute kitty design along with Printkick’s branding on one side and a cool pattern on the other! The bag itself is super soft & squishy and feels well made. Unfortunately, I can quickly see Izzy stealing this if she gets a chance.

Patterned Printkick Goody bag

Branded A5 Notebook

Personalised stationery - Red printkick notebook

I love notebooks, I currently have 5 notebooks on my desk & I’m more than happy to add the lovely A5 leather red notebook with Printkick’s branding embossed on the front. I love that this notebook has a band to keep it shut & a page marker. It also has a pocket inside the back cover for any loose notes or pictures, a fab feature!

Pocket for loose notes - Printkick notebook

Branded Pen

Printkick branded pen

The next item, a soft touch grey pen with Printkick’s branding on is another favourite for me. I love a nice pen that flows freely & this is perfect. It has a little weight to it which I quite like too.

3-in-1 Mousemat

Printkick Mousemat

I think the 3-in-1 mousemat, screen wipe & screen protector with the cat design which is also in the bag is a fab product. It’s soft on top with a good grip on the bottom.

W Cable 3-in-1

W Cable 3-in-1

The Printkick W cable 3-in-1 is perfect for us. I use a Type C lead for my phone but the Mr still has a Micro USB so this fab little lead will make recharging on the go even easier. It will also mean carrying less bulk on days out as we only need the one cable instead of 2. It has a fast charge output of 2A and has a strong silicone flat cable that is non-tangle. The W Cable is compatible with all devices including Android phones, tablets, Windows phone, Go Pro, GPS & Apple items too.

Printed Speaker

Printkick branded portable Bluetooth speaker

On top of all these fab printed items, the goody bag also included a portable Bluetooth speaker with Printkick branding. You can either plug this handy little speaker in using the cable provided or connect via Bluetooth. There’s a backtrack & fast forward button & play/pause as well as the option to switch from Bluetooth to an MP3 connection. This Bluetooth speaker will read TF cards & also acts as a mic too!

Personalised Stationery

Most of my readers will no doubt know by now I love stationery! I have so much laying around yet I always want more. I was kindly sent a branded Printkick goody bag to review which includes a selection of high quality printed products. Printkick offer stationery, drinkware, branded bags and more. They have a fab range of giveaway items perfect for businesses or bloggers celebrating milestones too!

Ordering Personalised Stationery From Printkick

Contour Frost Ballpen
Credit: Printkick

I have a few giveaways coming up next month so I took a browse myself for personalised stationery I could include. I discovered gorgeous purple Contour Frost Ballpens & I decided to submit a quote request for 250 pens. I chose one colour with http://relentlesslypurple.com printed in the blog font, late one night. I received a quote the very next morning at a very reasonable price. I’ll be ordering some, hopefully in time for my giveaways next month. Compared to many sites I have looked at for a similar product, I know it’s a great deal for such quality.

Having sampled this goody bag myself, I can safely say Printkick will be my first choice when it comes to ordering branded products and personalised stationery. The quality speaks for itself and I would definitely recommend them to businesses and individuals alike.

Do you love personalised stationery too? What do you think of Printkick’s range of branded products?

Newborn Baby Gifts From My Little Duckling

Newborn Baby gifts from My Little Duckling, a British clothing brand, are perfect. One of our friends recently had an adorable little boy & I was stuck for gift ideas but My Little Duckling has some super cute gift sets. My Little Duckling produces adorable, unique baby gifts & matching gift sets for babies to 4 years.

Newborn Baby Gifts From My Little Duckling

Baby Gifts

As a parent myself, I know how much it means to receive a unique baby gift, especially something that can be worn. The baby gifts from My Little Duckling come in 3 colour schemes with lovely, unique designs perfect for any newborn. I was sent a gift set for this review & I have to admit, I am a little bit in love! I wish I had known about My Little Duckling sooner, they have such a fab range.

Newborn baby gift set from My Little Duckling £22.99

Grey Clouds Newborn Giftset

The Grey Clouds baby gift set I received for this review is absolutely adorable!! This gorgeous newborn gift set includes matching pilot hat, bib & mittens with a pastel pearl grey & white cloud cotton print. Available in 0-6 months for £22.99 from My Little Duckling, this gift set is ideal.

Grey Clouds Pilot Hat from My Little Duckling

I love this gift set & can’t wait to hand it over! The pattern is adorable & each item is made to a high standard, I regularly find poor stitching is a huge issue when I’ve bought baby gifts. This is something Karina, creator & designer of My Little Duckling noticed herself when her son was born.

Grey Clouds Bib From My Little Duckling

There is definitely no stitching issues with these, they look and feel amazing. I’m looking forward to proudly handing these gorgeous baby gifts over, safe in the knowledge they are of excellent quality. Along with the quality, you can tell time was taken to get the overall designs right. With the bib having 2 poppers to keep it secure and the mittens having poppers to keep them together, what an amazing idea!

Grey cloud mittens from My Little Duckling

With a gorgeous range of unique gifts for baby showers, newborn gifts & Christening gifts amongst other special occasions, you’re bound to find the perfect gift.

 

Have you ever found it hard to find high-quality newborn baby gifts? What do you think of My Little Ducklings range?

 

5 Products I Discovered & Love So Far This Year

I’ve put together 5 products I discovered and LOVE so far this year. As a blogger, I often receive products to review & I am always on the hunt for new products too. No doubt readers are often left wondering if we still love the products we mention or review. Do we still use them later down the line or do we find a replacement? I have fallen in love with 5 products so far this year.

5 Products I Love

Skincare

Altruist Dermatologist SPF 50 Sunscreen

One thing I HATE about sunscreen is how sticky it is & how sweaty we all look covered in the stuff. Altruist is totally different though, it feels much more like a moisturiser and soaks into your skin so quickly. It also doesn’t stain clothing, a big win when you are rushing to sunscreen a child before school or topping up at the park! An affordable sunscreen option that is perfect for all the family. Having used this several times, including Saturday when it turned into a scorcher whilst we were at the local park, I can safely say I won’t be touching another sunscreen from now on!

Yarn

5 Products I love - Drops yarn

 

Drops Paris Yarn From Wool Warehouse

I decided I needed to step out of my crocheting comfort zone and try to make the girls some cardigans. Naturally, I asked Twitter for help & having a quick browse through suggestions Drops Paris Yarn seemed ideal. 100% Cotton, this gorgeous yarn is so soft and comes in amazing pastel shades, perfect for the paste rainbow look we wanted! I ordered one lot for the first hooded cardigan & instantly fell in love, as did the girls. I quickly ordered an even bigger stash of Drops Paris and am halfway through Eva’s cardigan. This will definitely be a yarn I’ll be buying again and again!

Crochet cardigan using Drops Paris

Food

Peter's Yard Charcoal & Rye Sourdough Crispbread
Credit: Peter’s Yard

Peters Yard Charcoal & Rye Sourdough Crispbread 

The Mr got to try out a fab Fathers Day Hamper from Prestige Hampers which included these amazingly moreish crispbreads. Since we finished the packet I have consistently moaned that I want more. They taste amazing with cheese & having now discovered where I can order them online, I can see them being a regular in the cupboard! Who doesn’t love cheese & a good cracker/crispbread!?

Mental Health

Happy Post

Happy Post Cards

The name says it all really, how can you not love something designed to give happiness? Happy postcards are sent to those that need something to brighten their day & now Katie has added printable Happy Post Cards too. Now everyone can spread a little happiness!

Tech


ZAGG ifrogz Little Rockerz Children's Volume Limiting On-Ear Headphones, Kitten & Princess

ZAGG ifrogz Little Rockerz Children’s Volume Limiting On-Ear Headphones, Kitten & Princess

When you have 2 children who own tablets, headphones are absolutely necessary. I am so done with hearing Peppa pig & Scooby Doo on repeat, cheesy pop songs & ‘prank’ videos drive me insane! When Izzy broke her super girls headphones I got the girls a set of these funky headphones each, Kitten for Izzy & Princess for Eva. They are amazing! Not only do they protect my ears but they protect theirs too with an 85 decibel sound limit. The second best thing about these? No, not that they are cute, they have buddy jacks! This enables the girls to plug their headphones into the other set and listen from one tablet. Perfect when Eva’s tablet dies sooner than Izzy’s and great for long journeys too.

These are the top 5, stand out products we’ve used & fallen in love with this year that I couldn’t recommend more!

Do you have 5 Products you have discovered & loved so far this year?

 

 

Affordable, Safer Skin With Altruist Dermatologist Sunscreen

For affordable, safer skin this summer we’re using Altruist Dermatologist Sunscreen. Formulated by two inspiring, ethically motivated altruists with the aim of producing the finest quality UV protection for the lowest possible price. Making safer skin more affordable and encouraging us to apply more sunscreen to reduce the risk of skin cancer.

Affordable, Safer Skin With Altruist Dermatologist Sunscreen

I make sure to cover the girls in SPF 50 sunscreen and top up regularly whilst we’re out. I have to admit, I do tend to forget about applying any sunscreen myself though. No doubt there are plenty of people like me who forget. It got me wondering so I had a little look around to see if I could find out just how many of us don’t wear sunscreen. According to YouGov’s research last year, almost 1 in 4 brits weren’t using sunscreen! That’s quite a shocking statistic really and one that needs to change through awareness and affordability of sunscreens.

 

Altruist Mission

Altruist aims to reduce the incidence of skin cancer with increased use of quality sunscreen along with better education and awareness. Conceived by a UK skin cancer specialist and top European scientists to provide premium quality sunscreen at an affordable price. Tinosorb A2B has been added for enhanced protection. Alongside providing an affordable sunscreen, Altruist also supports charitable causes supporting children with Albinism.

“Cost should never be a factor when decidinfg whether or not to wear sunscreen, or how much or how often to apply it. Everyone should have the basic right to take the necessary precautions to reduce their riss of developing skin cancer” – Skin Cancer Specialist and Altruist Founder DrBirnie.

Affordable, Safer Skin With Altruist

Why Should I Worry About Sunscreen?

Sunscreen prevents UV radiation from reaching the skin. UVB (ultraviolet radiation) causes sunburn and UVA cause wrinkles & brown spots (photoaging). Both UVB and UVA can contribute to the development of skin cancer so sunscreen is highly important. Dermatologists advise to cover up with clothes and a broad-rimmed hat when outdoors. They also recommend applying Sunscreen generously 20 minutes before going out and reapplying frequently.

Affordable, Safer Skin

The new Altruist range has some fab, affordable products to help you keep your skin safer this summer. It is also high in UVA and UVB protection, fragrance-free, non-sticky and water resistant. Suitable for all skin types with fast absorption leaving no residue. Altruist sunscreen is dermatologically tested and recommended and all products are available exclusively at Amazon.

The range includes:

Sunscreen Invisible Spray – 250ml for both SPF 30 & SPF 50 – RRP £5

Dermatologist Cream – SPF 30 200ml – RRP £4

Dermatologist Cream – SPF 50 100ml – RRP £3.75

 

Do you wear sunscreen?

Sustainable Father’s Day Gifts – WAKEcup Water Bottle Review

Looking for sustainable Father’s Day gifts? WAKE have some fantastic sustainable gift ideas for dad this year including the WAKEcup Water Bottle (£15).

Sustainable Father's Day Gifts - WAKEcup water bottle review

WAKE

WAKE offer a range of stylish alternatives to single-use cups and bags made from sustainable goods such as bamboo, Tyvek Paper & BPA free plastic.

With plastic polluting our planet, alternative gift ideas are becoming much more necessary. 100 billion single-use coffee cups and millions of plastic bags end up in landfill every year around the world and, according to the Marine Conservation Society’s annual Great British Beach Clean, the number of coffee cups found on UK beaches have doubled in the last ten years.

WAKEcup is bidding to put an end to single-use cups and bags by introducing reusable, sustainable options. 10% of all profits go directly to WAKEcup’s eco charity partners, the Marine Conservation Society and A Plastic Ocean.

Sustainable Father’s Day Gifts

The WAKEcup is one of four stylish reusable cups available from WAKE. We received a bamboo water bottle (£15) to review with a stainless steel double wall inside. It also has a bamboo & stainless steel lid. Great sustainable Father’s day gifts that can help the planet with a gorgeous natural wood finish. The beautiful design can also be engraved on to. In-store personalisation of the WAKEcup range is taking place at Selfridges from 15th – 17th June. A great idea if you want to make it extra special for dad.

WAKEcup - Sustainable bamboo water bottle
The WAKEcup will keep your drink ice cold for up to 4 hours. It can store 450ml of hot or cold liquids & the bottle and lid are guaranteed not to leak. Leaks are one of my biggest pet peeves when we go out, it’s a relief to find something that is watertight. The WAKEcup is strong and feels durable, unlike many plastic alternatives, you can tell it will last some time.

Saving Time & Money

You can reuse and refill the water bottle as much as you want & it is completely dishwasher safe too! Why not help the planet as well as buy dad a sustainable, thoughtful, Father’s day gift that he can use time & time again? With the Latte Levy, various coffee shops offer a 25p discount for reusing your own cups. You can save money too! WAKE estimates the WAKEcup will last over 1,095 uses, a cup of coffee each day for 3 years! Meaning you can save £253.75 across the lifespan of a WAKEcup. That’s not bad a bad gift at all!

WAKEcup’s and the rest of the WAKE range are available from their website – Global WAKEcup or from Not On The High Street

Food Prep Using Kiddies Food Kutter & Safety Food Peeler

The girls enjoyed some Food prep using Kiddies Food Kutter & Safety Food Peeler this week. Eva wanted to make fruit kebabs and since we were sent some Kiddies Food Kutters & Safety Food Peelers I figured I’d let the girls try them out. After the girls had been poorly, followed by a heat wave, healthy fruit kebabs sounded like a fantastic idea.

Kiddies Food Kutter

The Kiddies Food Kutter is a safety knife designed specifically for children aged 2 years + including children with special needs. Using an ergonomic design, these knives are suitable for left & right handers. As these were originally designed for pumpkin carving, they are stainless steel, safe, strong & sturdy. The Kiddies Food Kutter teaches fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, independence, and confidence.

Using a sawing action to cut, Izzy managed to slice up a banana with ease. She has previously struggled with knives aimed at her age group and is a little wary of full sized knives. The fact Izzy failed to break it proves Kiddies Food Kutters are definitely strong & sturdy as she is basically a 3-year-old version of the hulk, so that’s saying something! As she had sliced it herself, Izzy finally ate a banana for the first time in almost 2 years too.

Food Prep Using Kiddies Food Kutter & Safety Food Peeler

Eva has slightly weak hand muscles & can sometimes struggle to grip things tightly but she had no issue with the Kiddies Food Kutter. Neither of the girls had any issues and with rounded teeth & no sharp edges, there was no risk of cut fingers. As washing up is my pet hate I love the fact Kiddies Food Kutters are dishwasher safe & BPA free too!

Food Prep

 

Safety Food Peeler

The Australian made & owned Safety Food Peeler has a unique bladeless design to keep fingers safe. Children 3 years and up, including those with special needs, the disabled, adult left-handers, the elderly with arthritis and dementia can peel fruit & vegetables easily with the ergonomically designed handle. The Safety Food Peeler has a special fingerprint marking for placing your pointer finger. This allows you to slide the peeler along slowly peeling long ribbons off. Only light pressure is required to peel long ribbons off fruit or vegetables.

Izzy gave the Safety Food peeler a try but quickly decided she wasn’t keen on how quickly the peeler slid. She decided to stick to slicing with the Kiddies Food Kutter as she enjoyed being able to cut everything up. I’m sure with time she will give it another go though and I will certainly try again very soon.


Safety Food Peeler

Eva much preferred the Safety Food Peeler to our normal peeler which she gets rather nervous about. She found the Safety Food Peeler much easier to control. It took a few attempts peeling her pear to get the hang of the Safety Food Peeler. She kept moving her finger off the fingerprint but once she remembered this she got on much better with it. Feeling much more confident, she has since decided she wants to help peel vegetables for our dinners more often!

Food Prep Using Kiddies Food Kutter & Safety Food Peeler

Food prep is certainly easier using the Kiddies Food Kutter & Safety Food Peeler for kids. It gives parents peace of mind when giving children the responsibility of cutting or preparing their own food. We love encouraging the girls to get involved in growing & preparing their own food and these fab tools help them do it safely. With my anxiety, it can be a bit stressful at times, especially when knives and peelers are involved so having these products in the drawer is a huge relief.

Kiddies Food Kutters & Safety Food Peelers are available separately in 1’s & 3’s or together as a 2 pack or 4 pack through Kiddies Food Kutters Store. They start at just £6.82 each.

Kiddies Food Kutter & Safety Food Peeler

Would you feel a little safer letting your kids help with food prep using Kiddies Food Kutter & Safety Food Peeler too?

 

 

 

Personalised Phone Cases From MyPersonalisedCase.co.uk

Personalised Phone Cases from MyPersonalisedCase.co.uk are so easy to design. With a whole range of templates and designs and the option to create your own, I decided to do something a little different. The Mr recently bought me a (working!) LG G5 but I haven’t found a case I liked yet so designing my own LG G5 Case was great.

Personalised Phone Cases From MyPersonalisedCase.co.uk

Personalised Phone Cases

As a blogger, it’s handy to have your details to hand and easy to show. With a few summer events coming up I decided to create a business card phone case. Especially since I keep forgetting to order actual business cards. I would no doubt forget to take them or hand them out anywhere anyway, haha! I never forget my phone though and generally have it in my hand so a business card personalised phone case seemed a great idea. The Mr came up with the idea of adding a QR code as most phones have a QR reader and people could easily scan and view my site.

Business card phone case design

Adding my site address, Twitter and Instagram accounts makes it easier for people to find me. I don’t tend to use facebook much so decided to leave that out. I used an app to create a QR code linking to my site. Then, using Canva, I quickly created the layout I wanted, using my blog colours & font. Once I was happy, I uploaded it on MyPersonalisedCases.co.uk and made sure it fit the case correctly. It is so quick & easy to upload, turn and resize images.. I was also impressed with how quickly my personalised phone case arrived. I ordered late Thursday night & it arrived Monday! Everyone who has seen the case has been impressed the QR code works

My personalised cases offer a fantastic personalised case service allowing you to make your own phone case exactly how you want. I will definitely be returning to create a collage case with photos of the girls.

New Unicorn Nametag And Mermaid Nametag Designs From My Nametags

New Unicorn nametag and Mermaid nametag designs are now available from My Nametags. We are huge fans of My Nametags as they literally stick to EVERYTHING! Fab Mermaid & Unicorn designs being added to the range is a bonus for me since both girls love them. Any parent, especially of school-age children will know nametags can literally save the day, especially when it comes to lost property at school.

New Unicorn Nametag Deisgns & Mermaid Nametags from MyNametags.com

The girls couldn’t wait to design a new set each when we found out My Nametags had just added Unicorn nametag and mermaid nametag designs to their range. Both girls designed their own nametags last year and they have made our life so much easier.

These awesome nametags can be designed by you and cost £11.95 (+£1 P&P) for 56 Coloured labels. Start off by adding up to 3 lines of text (Max. 15 characters each) and select the font style & colour. Next, choose your design from a huge range such as unicorns, mermaids, fruit, flowers, cars and more. You can then select from a wide range of background designs to complete your sticker before ordering.

Unicorn Nametag

Unicorn Namtag

Eva really enjoyed designing new unicorn nametags and loved the designs available. Adding her name in bright pink ‘Script’ font, Eva then chose a unicorn head with a rainbow mane and selected the ‘Rays Pink’ background. This resulted in a lot of squealing, even more so when they arrived just a few days later!

Mermaid Nametag

Mermaid Nametag

Izzy loved the new mermaid nametag design so she chose that design along with the ‘Hearts light pink 1’ background. She chose Purple ‘Handwriting’ font to complete her nametags.

Personalised Mermaid Namtag on nightlight.

We use our Nametags from My Nametags on books, purses, bags, teddies (to stop the girls confusing identical teddies, lifesaver!), lunch boxes, nightlights, suncream, and school uniform. Nametags come in useful for so many different purposes and My Nametags offer quality, long lasting nametags. We will definitely continue using My Nametags time & time again, especially with new unicorn & mermaid designs!