Sunday, 27 January 2013

Project 365/135 Millenium Hotels Chocolates

I was very kindly sent the above Hotel Chocolat package from Millenium and Copthorne Hotels. I was very excited to receive the package as I often use Millenium Hotels, my favourite being the 4 * Copthorne, Paradise Circus, Birmingham Hotel where I have enjoyed many pleasant stays, I can definitely recommend; extremely clean, friendly, helpful staff and reasonable rates.

My Hotel Chocolat package contained:

* Drop Gemstones - Pure chocolate fusions to melt on the tongue.
* Salted Caramels - Oozingly soft caramel beautifully balanced with a pinch of sea salt.
* Billionaire's Shortbread - A generous blend of caramel, cookies and silky smooth praline.
* Eton Mess - A timeless classic with strawberry and vanilla chocolate, cookies, merringue and strawberry pieces. 
* Lollipop - A smooth chocolate face lollipop.

My favourite was definitely the timeless classic Eton Mess. The mixture of the strawberry and vanilla chocolate were divine, added to the realness of the strawberry pieces were fantastically mouth watering, I kept on wanting to eat more. I would definitely recommend this for any white chocolate and strawberry lovers out there, you certainly won't be disappointed.

Overall I enjoyed all of the chocolates, Hotel Chocolat definitely has that something special which sets them apart from the rest, great tasting chocolate with mouth watering flavours.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Project 365/134 Snow Day

I thought I would do a small post today to show you my wonderful creation above. Okay, yes I admit he is looking a bit on the thin side but I assure you that I did fatten him up a little later on in the day. What do you think of his pea eyes and mouth and also his carrot nose? Attractive right but I do love my Mr Unique.

We have had lots of snow here in the West Midlands, I love snow but I hate travelling in it, especially if it takes me three and a half hours to travel home in just as it did on Friday, eek. Fingers crossed it eases for tomorrows journey.

Did you have much snow where you live? Anyone else make a snowman as "wonderful" as mine?

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Project 365/133 Wants of the Week

This weeks Wants of the Week are all dresses. Now the majority of my blog readers already know that I'm a big fan of dresses, especially to wear for a night out.

I've chosen Warehouse for my chosen site this week. I already own a lot of Warehouse Clothing, especially their dresses so I figured that this would be a good place to start.

The items I have chosen as pictured above are:

1) Pleated Midi Dress - £60.00.

2) Origami Front Dress - £65.00

3) Lace Panelled Bodycon Dress - £65.00

There are so many styles of dresses around nowadays; mini, maxi, midi and lots of different prints and colours that I'm sure there's something out there to suit everyones body shape and own personal style.

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Project 365/132 NEXT Homeware

I bought the above items from NEXT a few days ago. As mentioned in my previous posts I'm getting married in September this year and we are currently house hunting at the moment. We're hoping to buy a house in the next few months or so and I have already got a nice collection of homeware items stored in ready for the move. I've bought items so far from the likes of BHS, Cath Kidston, Debenhams and John Lewis but the majority of my items as of yet have been from NEXT.

NEXT have a lovely range Homeware items from electricals to furniture plus many, many other items for everything you need for your home.The items I got above are from the new Spring 2013 range, I got the Summer Meadow Dinner Set which contains 4 Dinner Plates, 4 Side Plates and 4 Bowls, this cost £35.00. I also got 2 Summer Meadow Mugs priced at £3.00 each.

The above items are available to buy in store at NEXT or from their online website

I can't wait until I move into my first home and share more of my home based posts with you all.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Project 365/130 A Favourite Gift from Christmas and My Birthday

I thought I would share with you all one of my favourite gifts from Christmas and for My Birthday which was on New Years Eve. I didn't want to photograph all my presents here but I received many other lovely gifts including Pandora Charms, Candles, Yankee Lamp and Candle, Luggage Bag, Skincare Gift Sets, Perfume, Parker Pen, Dressing Gown, PJ's, a few Home-y bits and bobs and Chocolates and Wine.

First as you can see above is the Mulberry Daria Continental Black Wallet which my fiance bought me for my birthday. As the majority of you know I'm a big fan of Mulberry and have wanted a wallet for what seems like forever. This was a lovely surprise, the quality is fantastic and I know that this will last me forever, I absolutely love it.

Secondly is the Kindle Paperwhite which my Fiance bought me for Christmas. I'm a huge book fan and try to read whenever possible. Having the Kindle makes it so much easier to read, all the books are there in one place and it takes up a lot less space. As of yet I've read three books and am now on my fourth. The book which has stood out for me as of yet is The Midwife's Confession by Diane Chamberlain, a fascinating read which will have you gripped from the start, I didn't want to put this down. A definite recommendation from me.

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas, I would love to know what gifts you received and which were you favourites.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Project 365/129 Forest Secrets iRejuvenate Hand and Body Lotion

Product: Forest Secrets iRejuvenate Hand and Body Lotion

Size: 125ml

Price: £25.00

From: Harrods/Forest Secrets Skincare

I was recently sent the Forest Secrets iRejuvenate Hand and Body Lotion to review. The Body Lotion is 125ml in size and is available to buy from Harrods for £25.00.

"The Cream of Wonders" body cream is an anti-ageing hand and body lotion expertly crafted from botanical actives that are clinically proven to promote skin elasticity and regenerate collagen (Chlorella and Lupin seed extracts). 

The lotion comes packaged in a hard plastic tube with the Forest Secrets Logo on the front along with the product description and all other relevant information. The tube as a screw off plastic lid but you do not need to unscrew this, you simply twist the cap and a nozzle appears and after use this simply disappears. Clever eh.

The lotion is just the right texture, not too thick and not too thin; for me it has just the right consistency and is extremely easy to apply to my skin. Once applied to the skin the lotion absorbs quite quickly leaving my skin feeling silky soft and extremely smooth. The product claims to also leave a protective layer that helps to perserve moisture whilst leaving the skin soft and supple.

The lotion has worked extremely well for me and makes a lovely luxurious treat. 

The product can be purchased from Forest Secrets Skincare
and if you enter the discount code brandnewbutterflywingsFS12 my readers will be able to receive a 10% discount.

10/10 Rating.

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Project 365/128 Hello 2013

Hello Ladies, it’s been quite a while since I’ve been here and just had a normal “chat” with you all. 2013 has quickly crept upon us and I know I’ve said this before but I really can’t believe how quickly this year as gone by, especially since getting engaged back in February.

As the majority of you know I’m getting married in September this year, Saturday 14th September 2013 to be exact! I’ve chosen my dress, selected my bridesmaids, flower girls and page boy. The church is booked, venue booked, photographer booked, cars booked, favours chosen, suits booked..... the big things are mainly taken care of but I still need to do lots of other little things too as in invitations, table plans, finalise hair/make-up, book my flowers, decorations, cake etc, the list really is never ending.

Not only that but we’re also house hunting at the moment, we want to buy somewhere ideally before the wedding so fingers crossed. Work is also as busy as ever, I’m doing a few extra courses too so I expect 2013 to be my busiest most life changing year as yet.

I hope you’re all well. I admit I haven’t been the best blogger over the last few months or so but I’m aiming to make more of an effort this year as I miss the blogging world and miss posting more regularly.

Speak soon.

Sadie x