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Huge Christmas Hamper from Jet2.com

This year, I have been struggling to get into the festive spirit. I mean, I’ve only watched one Christmas film so far in comparison to the twenty I watched last year. I’ve not wrapped any Christmas presents and the only festive song I’ve voluntarily listened to is the punk version of Fairytale of New York, which is a tune. Anyway, my festive spirit increased substantially when this absolutely ginormous Christmas Hamper arrived for me from Jet2.com – it was jam packed with so many Christmas treats! Wow!

I challenge you not to feel 25% more festive with all these amazing goodies. There were Christmas decorations, a baking kit, an advent calendar, a cosy hot water bottle, candle, mugs and so many edible delights – I was in chocolate/gingerbread/mince pie heaven! Thank you so much Jet2.com!

If you follow Jet2 on Twitter, they are doing a daily Christmas Cracker competition to win a holiday! The last three destinations have been Fuerteventura, Greece and Ibiza, can you even imagine the awesomeness of winning and what an amazing way to start the new year. Click here to pull a cracker!

This gingerbread biscuit only lasted five minutes after the festive photo shoot. Spoiler: it was delicious. 

Any blogger/social media addict will know how handy a phone charger power pack is.

This hamper is a chocolate lover’s dream. I didn’t know what to eat first (what a happy dilemma).

There’s 4 of these little chaps, comment below with your best group of 4 name suggestions please!

Christmas isn’t Christmas without Christmassy candles, this is the highly festive cinnamon & cloves. 

Make your own mulled wine and/or hot chocolate (lol at the solider protecting the premium hot chocolate).

Oh yes, I love these Bakedin Kits! I’ve previously made Choc Mallow Cookies and a Rainbow Cake using these kits, and they turned out better than expected so I’m really excited to do some Christmas baking!

Whether you like them or not, you cannot get through December without encountering a mince pie. 

Jet2.com thought of everything and even included a couple of Christmassy mugs for the hot chocs! Perfect! I’m going to use these all year round because a mug is for life, not just for Christmas ya know.

Getting an advent calendar half way through the month simply means I have some important catching up to do (excuse me whilst I deal with my chocolate admin). So there you go, what an absolutely AMAZING Christmas Hamper and a real treat to be sent all these goodies from Jet2.com!

Don’t forget to pop over to Twitter and check out the Jet2 Christmas Cracker Competition for a daily chance to win a sunny holiday! What are your favourite goodies from the hamper? Let me know in the comments – I’d love to hear from you!

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Christmas Stocking Fillers With Bilou

Please don’t ask me anything about beauty blogging because I won’t be able to help (my makeup bag has like 3 items). However, I do know an awesome looking brand when I see one. I’ve noticed bilou products pop up around the blog world for a while now and I’ve always admired their cool and colourful packaging. The other week, I was asked if I’d like to review their shower foams and body sprays and even though I don’t blog about beauty, I do wash and like to smell nice, so I thought go on then, it’s Christmas!

Don’t you think these would make the cutest stocking fillers? All bilou products are made with love and passion, taking inspiration for fragrances from all that is delicious and fun. The brand is 100% vegan and cruelty free, plus it’s all silicone, paraben, mineral oil free as well. bilou is super kind to the skin and make the most creamiest, sweetest smelling shower foams, ever. You can buy bilou products from Superdrug.

I was sent two creamy shower foams in Cotton Candy and Tasty Donut, plus the Coco Cocktail 2 in 1 Body Spray. The packaging is totally Instagram-worthy, I love the cute little doodles, yay for rainbow candy floss!

Cotton Candy smells just like a mix of candy floss, sweets, marshmallow and caramel – absolute heaven! It reminds me of those fruit salad chews that always came with black jacks, but everyone knew the fruit salads were the nicer of the pair. It’s super creamy (a little goes a long way) and made from all good things like aloe vera, almond and avocado oils to gently cleanse and nourish the skin.

Tasty Donut smells deliciously like a big bag of strawberry laces, it’s delightful! I love that each of these shower foams remind me of being a kid again and take me on a 90’s nostalgic trip back to the newsagents, buying pick’n’mix and getting a copy of Smash Hits Magazine. As well as the sweet stuff, it also contains almonds and olive oil to keep the skin soft and healthy.

You can follow bilou on Instagram and keep up with the delicious range!

Coco Cocktail 2 in 1 Body Spray smells like a Caribbean party of sunshine, reggae music, coconuts and Piña colada cocktails. It’s a little bit of tropical paradise on a Wintery day. The 2 in 1 part means that it can be used as both a nourishing perfume spray and a deodorant too. The moisturising ingredients reduce the tightness of dry skin, leaving it feeling silky smooth and coconutty.

I hope you enjoyed my bilou review and maybe it’s inspired a couple of cute Christmas stocking filler ideas! Thank you to bilou for sending me these wonderful products, I’m very much loving the summery beach vibes during the colder darker months. You can see the full range at Superdrug and check out the other scrumptious flavours such as Fizzy Berry and Pink Melon. Have you tried bilou shower creams and body sprays? Which flavours are your favourite? Let me know in the comments – I’d love to hear from you!

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Christmas Enamel Pins

I couldn’t let December pass me by without a) buying some festive enamel pins and b) blogging about them. I’m ignoring the fact that my pin collection is now getting a little crazy (49 pins) and I am very quickly running out of space to display them. Right now, I have them all stuck along my shelves, so I either need to slow down my collection (it’s Christmas, we don’t need that kinda negativity) or get some longer shelves.

To add some less-festive pins to your collection, why not get some inspiration from my previous posts: Awesome Punky Pins, Pastel Elixir Pins, Inspirational Pins and Creative & Colourful Enamel Pins.

The first festive friend I am going to share with you is this adorable Penguin Pin by Kate Elford. You can pick your penguin’s jumper from three colours: blue, red or silver. Kate sells all sorts of penguin themed goodies in her shop from prints, badges, keyrings, greetings cards and magnets – everything is so cute! I mean what could possibly be cuter than a Penguin In An Ice Cream Van or a Penguin On A Scooter.

For your regular fix of penguins doing adorable things, follow Kate on Twitter / Instagram.

Whilst I was Christmas Pin Shopping, I was so excited to discover that Sugar & Sloth, (one of my favourite places for all things bright, colourful and humorous) make festive pins! This is the Crazy Cat Lady Wreath, the purfect pin for any cat lover at Christmas, complete with three cutie kitties! Sugar & Sloth also run a Pin Party Club which I have blogged about before here – click if you like llama’s in fancy dress.

To keep your social media both cute and awesome, follow Sugar & Sloth on Twitter / Instagram.

I thought this Baby Deer Pin by Glitter Punk was so pretty with it’s purple bow surrounded by glittery snow-topped trees, it just needed to be added to my collection. Glitter Punk is a sparkly and punky shop that makes fun statement jewellery and pins for glitter addicts. This is the second pin I have brought from them, the first was a flowery pumpkin which featured in my Cute & Pastel Halloween Pins post.

Add some sparkles and glitter to your social media by following Glitter Punk on Twitter / Instagram.

I found this brilliant Cat In Christmas Lights pin whilst I was browsing Punky Pins and it made me smile. This pin is a pretty accurate snapshot of what happens if you allow your cats to get involved with the Christmas decorations. I love it! You can see more of my favourites in the Awesome Punky Pins post – click if you are a fan of cats, caffeine, washi tape and planners.

You can add a splash of fun and colour to your social media by following Punky Pins on Twitter / Instagram.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my festive pins, which one is your favourite? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to hear from you!

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Cheer Up Treats

Enamel pins, badges, stationery, postcards, self-care treats and supporting independent businesses are a few of my favourite things. So you can imagine my excitement when I discovered Cheer Up Treats – a new mystery box full of fun, colourful and positive treats to make your day (or somebody else’s) by providing you with the cutest items from small brands. A wonderful idea created by my lovely blogging friend, Vicki.

Vicki has a love of supporting small business and making people happy so Cheer Up Treats combines the two. The kind of things you might expect to see in your box are notepads & stationary, badges, motivational postcards, make up products, wax melts, candles, stickers, mirrors, coasters, bookmarks and sweets. Each box is unique and will contain various items to make you smile. I knew I needed one of these in my life so placed my order and eagerly awaited to see which surprises were included in my box…

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Before I even opened my treats the packaging made me smile. Everything is wrapped so beautifully in bright and colourful paper. I received nine mystery items and a cute Shine Bright postcard by Nicoley Designs.

The first treat I unwrapped was this beautiful bath bomb from Bomb Cosmetics. This is the One In A Melon Bath Blaster, a handmade bath time treat which contains pure May Chang and Marjoram essential oils. The cool thing about Bomb Cosmetics is that they are 100% committed to making everything handmade & natural. They are vegan-friendly and cruelty-free, even the glitter is a bio-degradable sparkle! This is such a fab brand, it smells delightful and is the perfect self-care treat for those relaxing evenings.

I am the proud owner of 45 enamel pins so getting a brand new pin always makes my day. This fun and colourful Roller Skate Roll With It pin is by Colour Your Life Club, the home of all things bright, cheerful and positive! I’m loving the cute 80’s, 90’s style design and it goes perfectly with my 80’s Mixtape pin from my Scrapbook Music Memory Jar post. Check out Colour Your Life Club on Twitter / Instagram.

The next treat is a specially made by Cheer Up Treats and it looks amazing! This is the Unicorn Sugar Scrub and contains refined shea butter, apricot oil, lavender essential oil, white sugar and cosmetic mineral micas. I’m really impressed that Vicki made this herself, it looks like something you would buy from a shop. I’m loving the pastel unicorn colours and it’s another perfect item for a relaxing pamper evening.

You can never go wrong with a Yankee Candle, right? This month I have been so lucky and have received 3 Yankee Candles (two gorgeous ones from the lovely Lisa) and now the festive Sparkling Cinnamon. Candles always make a home so warm, cosy and calming, which is exactly what we need at this hectic time of year.

One of my favourite small businesses is Pastel Elixir and Ellis’ awesome goodies appear on my blog often, most recently in this enamel pins post. I was so happy to discover I had another adorable Pastel Elixir item to add to my collection in the form of this cute koala badge. How adorable is this happy little dude!

Stationery is cool, but when it is cactus shaped you have reached a new level of coolness. This cactus sticky memo pad is by Three Little Buhos, a cute Etsy shop which sells everything from washi tape, pens, stickers and planner charms – a stationery lovers dream! Follow Three Little Buhos on Instagram.

Yay for sweets and hot choc!

Vicki even included an adorable Christmas Card with a sweet message and a list of everything that was in my box and where it was from. I thought this was such a lovely touch (and made writing this post so much easier, he he!). So a big thank you to Cheer Up Treats for this awesome box of goodies, it really made me smile. You can tell so much time and thought has gone into selecting the most perfect happy treats!

If you would like to order yourself (or a friend) a Mystery Box from Cheer Up Treats click here! What treat is your favourite? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to hear from you!

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