Accessories

Eclectic Eccentricity Giveaway

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After the success of my last giveaway a couple of months ago, I thought it was about time I ran another!  This time, the prize is this quirky You’re On My Wavelength Einstein necklace, from unique British jewellery brand Eclectic Eccentricity.  The necklace features a gold toned geometric frequency wavelength, and a teeny tiny, but very detailed, figure of Einstein, on a gold plated 18″ chain.  It also comes packaged in a cute little gift box, and is worth £16.50.

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To enter, all you have to do is follow the steps in the Rafflecopter form below.  It is mandatory to become an email subscriber or WordPress follower, and to leave a comment on this post, and then you have the option to earn extra entries, via Twitter, Facebook, Bloglovin’, and Instagram.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway will be open for two weeks, and will close at midnight GMT on Thursday 24th July.  The giveaway is open internationally to those aged 18 or over, and all entries will be verified.  A winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter on Friday 25th July and will be contacted via email the same day, so please use a valid email address when subscribing.  The winner will then have 48 hours to claim their prize, and if they don’t another winner will be chosen.

Oh, and you can also check out how I styled the necklace myself by clicking here!

Good luck and thank you for entering!

Naomi x

Summer Saviour: Superdrug Buzz Off Mosquito Bite Relief

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Over the next couple of months I’ll be publishing a series of short posts about my ‘Summer Saviours’ – those absolute essentials that make summer’s little niggles that little bit easier to deal with.

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Today’s post is about Superdrug‘s Buzz Off Mosquito Bite Relief, which doesn’t leave my side during the summer months.  Unfortunately for me, I am really prone to insect bites at this time of year, especially as I tend to spend a lot of time outdoors in nature.  Mosquitos, spiders, horseflies – you name it, they love me, and boy do their bites itch!  Every time I get bitten I end up with a massive, swollen, red, itchy bite that lasts for weeks and usually scars, and up until this year I hadn’t found anything to stop the itch.  I tried pretty much everything on this Wiki; ice packs, hot water, ointments, hot spoons, toothpaste, deodorant.  But nothing worked, until I tried Superdrug’s little contraption…

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To use the Mosquito Bite Relief, you have to press the end directly onto the bite, and press the button five times to administer five tiny zaps.  It may sound painful, and it does feel slightly uncomfortable, but it’s no way near as bad as the discomfort caused by a bite, so it’s definitely worth it!  And surprisingly, those little zaps are a miracle cure, as they localise the poison in the bite, and prevent the release of histamine, which causes itching.  It’s best to use the Bite Relief as soon as you can after being bitten, and if you do it can even stop the swelling, and it truly works!

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Superdrug’s Mosquito Bite Relief can be used on any kind of insect bite, and can treat up to 1000 bites, without the use of batteries.  It’s also completely safe, non-allergenic, and free of chemicals, so is perfect for use on any skin type.  I carry mine with me wherever I go, and it’s been an absolute blessing.  A summer must at just £4.99, especially if you’re going travelling!

Naomi x

*This Superdrug Buzz Off Mosquito Bite Relief was sent to me by Superdrug for review purposes.  All opinions expressed are honest and my own.*

ASOS Wayfarer Sunglasses Giveaway WINNER

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After two weeks of excitement, my giveaway to win a pair of ASOS Tortoiseshell Wayfarer Sunglasses closed last night, and the time has come for me to announce the lucky winner!  The winning entry was chosen at random via Rafflecopter, and the winner is entry number 645, which belongs to…

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Jane of Is That You Darling!

Congratulations Jane!  This gorgeous pair of sunglasses is all yours.  Please email your postal address to bewitcheryblog@gmail.com and I will post your prize out as soon as possible.

The response to the giveaway was amazing, so I’d like to thank all of you for getting involved!  And of course, thank you to Red Hot Sunglasses for providing the prize.

Please check back soon for another giveaway (or two!)

Naomi x

ASOS Wayfarer Sunglasses GIVEAWAY

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Summer is almost upon us, and what better way to celebrate the sunny weather than with a giveaway?!  I have one pair of brand new ASOS Tortoiseshell Wayfarer Sunglasses to gift to one lucky winner, courtesy of Red Hot Sunglasses, and it’s really easy to enter.  All you have to do is become an email subscriber and leave a comment on this post, and then you have the option to earn extra entries, via Twitter, Facebook, Bloglovin’, and Instagram.  To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below.

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I have a pair of these sunglasses myself, and they’re the perfect combination of functional and fashionable.  They add a touch of retro glamour to any outfit!  The pair pictured above are mine, but you will receive an unused, sealed pair, complete with protective pouch.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway will be open for two weeks, and will close at midnight GMT on Friday 30th May.  The giveaway is open internationally to those aged 18 or over, and all entries will be verified.  A winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter on Saturday 31st May and will be contacted via email the same day, so please use a valid email address when subscribing.  The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize, and if the prize isn’t claimed another winner will be chosen.

Good luck and thanks for entering!

Naomi x

*These ASOS Tortoiseshell Wayfarer Sunglasses were sent to me by Red Hot Sunglasses for use at bewitcheryblog.co.uk.  All opinions expressed are honest and my own.*

Four Beautiful Keys Moon Necklace

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Four Beautiful Keys is a Suffolk-based online jewellery boutique, specialising in unique and handcrafted pieces, created using traditional silver smithing techniques.  I have always been a fan of silver, rather than gold, jewellery, and it was the company’s creative use of silver that first drew me to them when I spotted them on Twitter.  So, when Four Beautiful Keys offered to send me an item to review I was thrilled, and happily accepted.

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I didn’t get to choose my piece, but after browsing the website I was secretly hoping for one in particular, and to my surprise it was the one I received – how lucky am I?!  Ever since childhood I have been fascinated by the moon, and this dainty moon necklace is just so perfect for me.  The pendant itself is made from hammered 925 silver, and is just under 2cm high.

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I’m a very tactile person, and I find the shape and texture of the pendant really pleasing, and I often find myself absent-mindedly fiddling with it.  That may sound odd, but to me it’s a good thing as it makes it feel that little bit more special.

The moon came on an 18 inch chain, which is the ideal length for me and sits right above the neckline of most of my clothing, but Four Beautiful Keys give you the option of a variety of chain lengths, from 16 inches to 20 inches, at no extra cost.

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At £24.00 for a bespoke piece of jewellery, this necklace is incredibly affordable, and it even comes packaged in a cute little gift box, so would make a gorgeous gift for someone special.  It’s such a versatile piece too, and I’ve worn it with pretty dresses, but also baggy jumpers and jeans, and it always looks great.

Four Beautiful Keys also sell a wide variety of other items, including personalised disc necklaces, jewellery gifts for mum and bridesmaids, bracelets, earrings, rings, silver charms, and an array of other silver necklaces.  To browse the full range, you can visit the Four Beautiful Keys website here, and you can also find them on Twitter and Facebook.

Naomi x

*This Moon Necklace was sent to me by Four Beautiful Keys for review purposes.  All opinions expressed are honest and my own.*

Heavy Spike Bracelet from Accessories Boutique

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I was recently contacted by the lovely Julie of independent jewellery retailer Accessories Boutique, who very kindly offered me the chance to choose a piece from her online store to review.  Accessories Boutique is a veritable, virtual treasure trove of individual pieces that have been specially chosen to suit all styles, and they stock everything from necklaces and bracelets, to scarves and bags.  There are hundreds of beautiful pieces available, so much so that it took me a while to choose one, but I eventually settled on this stunning Heavy Spike Bracelet, which retails for £18.00.

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I’ve always had a thing for studs and spikes on accessories, and used to wear a lot of them during my ‘Goth’ teen years, but unlike the cheap, tacky stuff I had back then, this bracelet is classy, eye-catching, and a bit more ‘grown up’.  It consists of five rows of high-shine metal spikes, which are blunted so they won’t snag on clothes, and are securely joined at the back and strung onto robust elastic.  As its name suggests, it is also quite heavy, but not to the point that it’s uncomfortable to wear.  Everything about this bracelet, especially the weightiness, oozes quality, and it is incredibly well made.  It fits really well too as it’s slightly curved, so has an elegant shape and sits neatly against the wrist.

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This is undoubtedly a statement piece which is perfect for the current Gothic and Biker trends, and it is also very versatile.  I usually wear a lot of thin bracelets stacked on top of each other, but this is so big and bold I can get away with wearing it on its own, with whatever I’m wearing that day, and it always grabs people’s attention.  In fact, I love it so much that I plan on featuring it in a few up and coming outfit posts, so check back soon for those.

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You can get your own Heavy Spike Bracelet, and loads of other gorgeous pieces, online at Accessories Boutique, and if you spend £20 delivery is free.

Happy shopping!

Naomi x

*This Heavy Spike Bracelet was sent to me by Accessories Boutique for review purposes.  All opinions expressed are honest and my own.*

Healthy Nails Professional Crystal Nail File

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Having had trouble with weak, splitting nails in the past, I now like to take great care of my nails to ensure that they’re healthy and neat.  A key part of my nail care routine is filing, but I’ve found that emery boards and metal files are rather counter productive.  Their abrasive surfaces might do the job quickly, but they don’t exactly create a smooth finish, and they can actually tear nails and cause them to break.  So, I now use this Healthy Nails Professional Crystal Nail File instead, and my nails are in far better condition.

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The file has a crystal finish which is far kinder on the nail, and rather than harshly filing the nail down, it gently buffs the edge away to a fine dust.  The whole filing process is a lot smoother with a crystal file, but just as easy as using an emery board, and the look and feel the file gives is very professional – sleekly shaped and perfectly even.

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I also really like the aesthetic of the Healthy Nails file.  It’s slimline and lightweight with a practical pointed end, so the entire nail can be filed with minimum effort.  The file comes with an attractive, protective metal carry case, so it can withstand the impact of the other bits and bobs in your handbag, and it’s presented in a sleek white pillow box, so would make a great gift.

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The Healthy Nails Professional Crystal Nail File usually retails for £16.99, but is currently available on Amazon for £12.99.  That may seem like a lot, but the surface never wears out and apparently works just as well after ten years, so you definitely get your money’s worth!  It’s also hygienic as the solid surface prevents moisture being absorbed so bacteria can’t multiply, and it can even be sterilised or disinfected without being damaged.

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You can purchase the Healthy Nails Professional Crystal Nail File on Amazon here, and if you’re unsure about it, the company have a ‘no quibble refund’ policy if you’re not 100% satisfied, so why not give it a go?  Your nails will thank you.

Naomi x

*This Healthy Nails Professional Crystal Nail File was sent to me for review purposes.  All opinions expressed are honest and my own.*

Mr Nutcase Personalised Phone Case

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Earlier this week I received a very special item in the post from Mr Nutcase…  A phone case for my Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, personalised with my favourite photo of my two gorgeous rats!

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Mr Nutcase specialise in creating personalised cases for a wide range of mobile phones and tablets, and provide a really excellent service.  The ordering process is simple – you just choose your device and the type of case you want, upload your photo(s), decide on the layout (you can use more than one photo), pay, and wait for it to be delivered!  You can also choose from a range of set designs featuring some really great artwork.  The whole process only took me a few minutes, and the case was dispatched the next day, and arrived the day after that, which isn’t bad considering postage is free.

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For my particular phone there were two cases to choose from – a leather-style flip case for £19.95, and an ultra light weight slimline case for £14.95, which is the one I went for.  The quality of the printing on the case is very high, and the picture is perfectly clear and evenly printed.  The case itself is made of light, thin plastic, so it isn’t annoyingly chunky, and it’s also very durable and protects the phone well (trust me, I drop mine a lot), which is just what you want from a phone case really!

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I love the fact that I can have my rats with me in some form at all times, and it’s always fun to have something a bit different and personal to you.  If you want to design your own Mr Nutcase phone or tablet case, you can visit the site here.

Happy designing!

Naomi x

*This personalised phone case was sent to me by Mr Nutcase for review purposes.  All opinions expressed are honest and my own.*

Ted Baker iPad Case Giveaway

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To celebrate the opening of the new Cruise Fashion store in Leicester, I have teamed up with Cruise to bring you another exciting giveaway!  Cruise specialise in luxury designer clothing and accessories from iconic international designers, and are offering one of you lucky readers the chance to win a pink and black Ted Baker iPad Case worth £50!

Ted Baker iPad CaseThe giveaway will run for one week, starting today, and will end at midnight on 20th December, so the winner should hopefully have their prize in time for Christmas!  To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below.  The first two entries are mandatory, and your email address will be passed on to Cruise to be added to their mailing list, and there are several other optional entries to give you a few extra chances of winning.  The giveaway is open to UK residents only (sorry to my international readers!), and the winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter once the competition closes, and their entry has been verified.  The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen.  Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The new Cruise Fashion store in Leicester is located in the beautiful 19th Century building on the corner of Church Gate (opposite the clock tower), so stop by if you get the chance!

Naomi x

Ozeri 4×3 Motion Digital Pedometer

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One of my favourite keep fit activites is walking, and I always like to track my progress using a pedometer.  However, every pedometer I’ve ever used has been cumbersome, noisy, and so basic it barely even worked.  That was until I recently discovered the Ozeri 4×3 Motion Digital Pedometer, which does so much more than just count your steps, and now comes with me wherever I go!

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This little gadget is a lot more sophisticated than your average pedometer as rather than clicking and only working when it moves up and down, it uses a 3D Tri-Axis Sensor, meaning it can sit at any angle or position along a Y, X or Z axis, and still work.  Also, it not only records your steps, but also your distance, speed, the number of calories burned and the amount of time you’ve been walking for.

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There’s a set-up option on the pedometer which allows you to set the date and time, but also your weight and stride distance.  Using the latter two pieces of information, the pedometer is then able to calculate how far you’ve walked and how many calories you’ve burned depending on your weight, and every single time it does so it gives the same result as the MyFitnessPal app that I use on my phone, so it’s really accurate.  It’s also easy to look back through your recorded data – you just press the mode button to scroll through today’s results, or the up and down arrows to check through the last seven days.

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Unlike a lot of pedometers, the 4×3 is completely silent, and comes with a detachable neck strap so you can wear it around your neck if you so desire.  However, its ultra slim design means it can sit in your pocket without looking or feeling too bulky, which is how I prefer to carry mine as it’s more discreet.

The pedometer has a few other useful features too, such as a blue backlight for night viewing, a sports timer, a clock and a calendar, and it automatically goes into sleep mode if you’ve stopped walking for thirty seconds or more.  This helps to save the battery life, but also prevents it registering any other movements or vibrations as steps, which is handy.

My only issue with the Ozeri 4×3, and it’s a small one, is the colour.  Though I like yellow, it wouldn’t be my first choice and I’d like to see a few other colour options be introduced.  A purple one would be nice!  But that’s only a tiny, insignificant quibble about an all-round brilliant pedometer that does what you want it to, and much, much more.

The Ozeri 4×3 Motion Digital Pedometer is available on Amazon UK and costs £15.95, which is a £16.61 saving on its RRP!

Naomi x

*This Ozeri 4×3 Motion Digital Pedometer was sent to me for review purposes.  All opinions expressed are honest and my own.*

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