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Valentine’s Gift Ideas: Chroma Stationery


If you have a creative loved one in your life who loves to write or draw, or you yourself like to doodle, scribble down your thoughts, or even plan out your blog posts, then this Valentine’s gift idea is for you.

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Chroma Stationery specialises in high quality, 50 page notebooks, which are made extra special by being fully personalised.  My notebook is from the Nebraska perfect bound range, but they also offer a range of Ryton spiral bound notebooks.  Once you’ve chosen your binding type, you also get to pick your cover colour, whether you want plain or lined pages, and your embossing.

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Embossing adds a touch of luxury, can be done in either silver or gold, and it’s completely up to you what you have put on the notebook.  As standard this is usually a name, initials, or message, but if you get in touch with Chroma they’re more than happy to emboss an image – such as this pretty Valentine’s Day love heart!

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My notebook, which I plan on using as a journal, is in shade ‘Annie’ – a lovely grape purple – and the cover has a luxuriously soft feel to it.  The embossing is gold in a handwritten font, and I chose lined pages, which are 80gsm and lovely to write on.

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The notebooks also come beautifully wrapped in a sleeve, and tissue paper, with a little card about Chroma’s history.

At £7.50 each, with personalisation included in the price, Chroma notebooks are an affordable gift idea for a loved one.

Naomi x

*This Chroma Notebook was sent to me by Chroma Stationery for review purposes.  All opinions expressed are honest and my own.*  

Valentine’s Gift Ideas: 10 Under £10


For today’s Valentine’s Gift Ideas post I have put together a gift guide of ten Valentine’s gifts, all of which cost under £10 each.  Around this time of year, the prices of romantic gifts, such as chocolate and lingerie, are often hiked up.  However, as this guide shows, if you shop savvy you don’t have to spend a fortune to treat that special someone (or yourself!) to something nice.  The guide features some traditional gifts, but also fashion and beauty themed items.

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Hotel Chocolat Lovely Hearts Classic £6.50 / Thorntons Because I Love You Premium Collection £6.00 / ASOS Heart Friendship Bracelet £2.00 / Yankee Red Raspberry Candle £7.99 / George Entice Lingerie Set £7.00 / Floozie Red Heart Fairisle Scarf £6.60 / Tesco Rose Petals in a Jar £5.00 / LUSH Heart Throb Bubble Bar £3.65 / Models Own Colour Chrome £4.99 / LUSH The Kiss Lip Gloss £5.95

What will you be gifting to your loved one this Valentine’s Day?

Naomi x

Valentine’s Gift Ideas: Love Hearts Tea Lights


Valentine’s Day is also my birthday, so happens to be one of my favourite days of the year. As soon as January comes around I start looking forward to that special day in the middle of February, as not only do I get to enjoy it, but it adds a bit of brightness to the gloomy winter for people everywhere! I’m also a firm believer that Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be miserable for those who aren’t in a relationship, as it gives you the perfect excuse to treat yourself, or spend time with family or friends.

So, in celebration of Valentine’s Day, over the next week or so I’ll be bringing you my pick of the best, affordable Valentine’s gifts – perfect for your loved one or even for yourself!  Today’s pick is this adorable little set of Love Hearts Tea Lights, available from It’s A Wot.

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Since I moved out of my mum’s house and in with my fiancé, I’ve become more and more interested in interior design, and making my home look pretty, and these tea lights help me do just that.  They come beautifully wrapped in a Love Hearts wrapper, so they look like a super-sized tube of sweets, and inside you get six tea lights, each of which comes in a sturdy plastic holder.

The tea lights come in three colours – pink, purple and blue – with two of each in the pack, and they all have an iconic Love Hearts message printed on top.  The pink ones say “Kiss Me”, the purple ones say “Love Me”, and the blue ones say “Hug Me”.

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Despite their small size, the tea lights burn really well.  I had them on for several hours the other evening and the flame hardly made a dent in the wax, and they don’t produce much smoke, just a steady flame.  My only issue with the candles is that they aren’t scented, but it’s not a deal breaker and I still think they’re lovely.

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At just £1.84 for a set of six, these tea lights would make an ideal Valentine ’s Day ‘stocking filler’ for someone who loves cute and quirky little house gifts.  They’d also be great for adding a touch of romance to your Valentine’s evening, or even just to help you unwind and relax after a busy day.  Want some?  Get them here.

Naomi x

*These Love Hearts Tea Lights were sent to me by It’s A Wot for review purposes.  All opinions expressed are honest and my own.*

MUA Love Hearts Lip Balm in ‘Hot Lips’


In February, just in time for Valentine’s Day, MUA launched their lovely little Love Hearts range of nail varnishes and lip balms.  The nail varnishes come in six pretty pastel shades and the lip balms in five.  I have been reading so many positive reviews about the Love Hearts products so I thought it was about time I tried one out and contributed my two pence worth too, even if I am a bit late!  So, in my recent MUA haul I ordered the Love Hearts Lip Balm in ‘Hot Lips’ for £2.00.  The balm comes in a very generously sized 10g pot which is amazing for the small price tag, but I wouldn’t expect anything less from the wonderful MUA!

As you can see, the packaging is very cute!  It looks just like a giant orange Love Heart sweet which reminded me of when I was child, and each different shade has its own name and colour.  I chose this shade as I prefer fairly dark lip colours and this is the darkest one in the range.  It is a glossy, pinky red and is actually quite heavily pigmented for a balm, so it tints your lips well.

This is another of those products where a little goes a long way.  I found the balm ‘melted’ onto my finger quite quickly despite its solid appearance, but it wasn’t greasy at all.  One fingertip of balm was enough for both lips but I used a bit more for good measure.  It feels smooth and nourishing on your lips and the creaminess lasts quite a while.  I did notice that once the balm had worn off, the tint remained, which surprised me as I find that’s not usually the case with tinted balms.

The one thing that disappointed me slightly about the Love Hearts Lip Balm was that it didn’t actually smell like Love Hearts!  I expected a product based on a sweet to have some hint of the sweet within it, but it didn’t at all, which is a shame really.  BUT it does have a vanilla scent to it which I love so it was redeemed somewhat :)

Overall, I am loving this Love Hearts Lip Balm and I would definitely buy it again.  If you want one for yourself, they’re available in most Superdrug stores and online via the MUA Store.

Have you tried any of MUA’s Love Hearts items?

Naomi xx

MUA Haul with FREE Immaculate Collection Palette


Hello lovely readers!

The folks over at MUA recently hit 20,000 ‘likes’ on their Facebook page (congratulations guys!), and as a treat for their fans they have released a voucher code to receive an Immaculate Collection Palette (worth £8) FREE with any order!!  I couldn’t pass up an offer to get 24 beautiful eye shadows for free, so my mum and I placed an order straight away and it finally arrived this morning 😀

My mum was very pleased with her lipstick and nail varnish, and this is what I got…

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  • Lipstick in ‘Shade 2′ – £1.00
  • Love Heart Lip Balm in ‘Hot Lips’ – £2.00
  • Eye Dust in ‘Shade 2′ – £1.00
  • Nail Varnish in ‘Shade 3′ – £1.00
  • Hide and Conceal Cover Up Stick in ‘Light’ – £1.00
  • Immaculate Collection Palette – FREE!!!!

For £6 (plus £2.95 postage) I am SO pleased with this order.  MUA products are such great quality for the price and I can’t wait to test everything out.  I’ve already tried the lipstick and it is lovely and creamy, and the nail varnish is gorgeous.  Here’s a sneak peak…

If you want to place an order and get a free palette for yourself, head over to MUA’s Facebook page and give them a ‘like’ to get the code.  Then visit MUA’s website, choose your items, add the palette to your basket and enter the code at the checkout.  They ship worldwide too!

Look out for reviews of these products coming soon!

Naomi x

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