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Love You Mum: Perfect DKNY Bags for Mother’s Day

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Every mum loves a gorgeous bag to match their style and outfit!

Whatever you are doing this Mother’s Day, whether you are going out for a nice Sunday lunch, having a posh meal or just down the pub with the family, you will find a perfect DKNY bag to suit the occasion.

My DKNY bag needs to be big enough to fit all my handbag essentials, such as lipgloss, eyeliner, mobile phone, purse and a little toy or two to keep little man entertained.

My DKNY Bags

DKNY Black Shoulder Bag Such a classy bag, perfect for everyday use. I could wear it for work and meetings. Black bags go with virtually everything, so I could wear it on a daily basis.

DKNY Shopper Handbag Love the colour, not only it would match my hair, I would also stand out from the crowd. I would wear it with a black dress and red high heels for drinks with the girls.

DKNY Vintage Linen Stripe Shopper Handbag Brilliant style, it would be perfect for the summer with a nice summery dress and sandals. I could just see myself walking down the beach with this gorgeous bag!

DKNY Town & Country Scarf Tie Shopper Handbag Very stylish bag, chic and sophisticated statement handbag with a gorgeous scarf. It’s definitely a perfect bag for a delicious afternoon tea.

DKNY French Grain Leather Clutch Chain Handbag Such an elegant clutch bag, I would wear it for a date night with hubby with matching heels and a beautiful dress. I’m sure he would be impressed!

DKNY French Grain Work Shopper Handbag Love the colour and style. The boxy shape is very classy and perfect with a gorgeous monochrome dress and a pair of sunglasses for an afternoon of shopping!

Which DKNY bag is your favourite?

This is a sponsored post but the opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Love You Mum: Treat your Mum with Ferrero Rocher Heart

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Ferrero Rocher LogoI love Ferrero Rocher: the delicious layers of crispy wafer and hazelnut, covered in milk chocolate and dressed in sparkling gold.

This Mother’s Day, make mum feel special with one of the Ferrero’s delicious range of confectionery treats, including the delicious Ferrero Rocher Heart.

Ferrero Rocher Heart

Ferrero Rocher Heart

Ferrero Rocher was introduced in 1982. So, what is the secret of its success?

An original recipe combining creamy and crunchy tastes and textures, crafted with an unbelievable attention to detail, presented in iconic packaging.

Spread the love this Mother’s Day with the Ferrero Rocher Heart.

In its gorgeous heart-shaped box, this golden gift is the perfect way to show you care.

Ferrero Rocher Heart

Ferrero Rocher Heart

Featuring the delicious Ferrero Rocher, which combines layers of creamy filling, crispy wafer and a crunchy whole hazelnut at its heart, all enveloped in a rich layer of milk chocolate, there is no better treat for worthy mums!

I love my Ferrero Rocher Heart, it comes with 10 delicious milk chocolate Ferrero Rocher presented in a stunning golden box.

There is a see-through heart in the box and also a red heart, making it a perfect gift on Mother’s Day.

Ferrero Rocher

Ferrero Rocher

Ferrero Rocher Heart (125g) is available at major retailers at RRP £4.49.

Ferrero has also developed other delicious specialties such as Raffaello. Raffaello is a creamy and crispy coconut delicacy, with a crunchy almond at its heart. It’s a tasty chocolate alternative.

There’s also Ferrero Collection, offering the classic Ferrero Rocher and the delicate Raffaello, together with a dark chocolate treat Rondnoir.

Check out Ferrero website for further information. You can become a fan of Ferrero Rocher on Facebook.

The product was provided free of charge for review purposes. However the opinions expressed in this review are honest and my own.

Love You Mum: Mother’s Day Treats from Asda

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Mother's Day Breakfast by Asda

Mother’s Day Breakfast by Asda

Little Man making Mother's Day Toast

Little Man making Mother’s Day Toast

Asda has a lovely selection of affordable Mother’s Day treats and gifts to ensure that your mum has an unforgettable day!

If you haven’t prepared for Mother’s Day yet, there is no need to panic as you can quickly pop into Asda to get what you need for Sunday.

I caught a little boy in the kitchen preparing my special Mother’s Day toast for breakfast.

Asda I Love Mum Toast Stamp

Asda I Love Mum Toast Stamp

I am looking forward to having a lie-in on Sunday and breakfast in bed. I wish everyday was Mother’s Day!

I know what I will be having on Mother’s Day.

I will enjoy my tea of my “Great Mum” mug while eating some “I Love Mum” toasted bread.

It will be followed by “Mum” biscuits, “Love You Mum” chocolate coins and Mother’s Day Mallows.

Asda Great Mum Mug

Asda Great Mum Mug

Asda I Love Mum Toast Stamp (RRP £1.00) is a pretty in pink toast stamp.

You just need to press the toast stamp design onto uncooked bread on flat surface before popping it in the toaster.

In a minute or so, you will have a beautiful message appearing in the toast.

I loved my “I Love Mum” toast, it is really sweet!

Asda Great Mum Mug (RRP £1.00) is such a lovely mug.

It has a colourful design with butterflies and flowers, a smiling mum and “Great Mum” written in coloured letters.

Asda Mother’s Day Mallows

Asda Mother’s Day Mallows

My cute “Great Mum” mug put a big smile on my face!

Asda Mother’s Day Mallows for a super special mum (RRP £1.00)

It comes with 8 soft mallows with a pink white chocolate flavour coating and desiccated coconut.

I love coconut and marshmallow, so the Mother’s Day Mallows are perfect for me!

The mallows look gorgeous and they are delicious!

Asda Shortbread Mum Letters Biscuits

Asda Shortbread Mum Letters Biscuits

Asda Shortbread Mum Letters Biscuits (RRP £1.00) are iced shortbread biscuits.

There is pink icing around each letter and beautiful little flowers decorating the word.

The biscuits are so delicate and very tasty!

Asda Happy Mother’s Day Chocolate Tokens

Asda Happy Mother’s Day Chocolate Tokens

Asda Happy Mother’s Day Chocolate Tokens (RRP £1.00) is an 84g of solid chocolate milk coins wrapped up.

Half of the chocolates have a butterfly design while the other chocolate coins have a “Love You Mum” message.

I loved the idea of having Mother’s Day chocolate coins, sweet treat!

Those lovely Mother’s Day treats can be purchased online or at Asda supermarkets.

You can follow Asda on Twitter and Asda on Facebook.

The products were provided free of charge for review purposes. However the opinions expressed in this review are honest and my own.

Love You Mum: Mini Battenburg Recipe for Mother’s Day

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Mini Battenburg for Mother’s Day

Mini Battenburg for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day will be here in a matter of days, so what a better way to surprise your mum than by baking her lovely fresh cakes this Mother’s Day?

Baking Mad is a baking website with a large collection of recipes for all your needs.

They have a lovely selection of Mothers Day Recipes, including those cute Mini Battenburg.

Beat Butter and Sugar, Start Adding Eggs

Beat Butter and Sugar, Start Adding Eggs

Mini Battenburg cakes are perfect as homemade gifts for Mother’s Day.

I’m sure your mum will appreciate the effort and the tasty cakes!

Mini Battenburg Recipe (Makes 24)

Add Eggs One at the Time

Add Eggs One at the Time

Ingredients:

  • 150g Unsalted Butter softened
  • 150g Caster Sugar
  • 150g Self Raising White Flour
  • 30ml Milk
  • 0.5 tablespoon Pink Food Colour
  • 50g Apricot Jam
  • 200g Finest Quality Marzipan Ready to Roll
Fold in Flour, Add Milk

Fold in Flour, Add Milk

Method:

Preheat the oven to 200°C, Fan180°C, 400°F/Gas 6.

Beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Add the eggs a little at a time, adding a little of the flour if the mixture looks a little curdled.

Fold in the flour.

Add a little milk to the mixture, to make the mixture dropping consistency.

Add Food Colouring

Add Food Colouring

Pour half of the cake mixture into another bowl.

Add a drop of pink food colouring to one of the bowls and stir well.

Grease and base line a 15cm square cake tin.

Baking the Cake

Baking the Cake

Fold a 15cm square of foil into a thick strip.

Place down the middle of the tin so to divide the tin into two equal parts.

Spoon the pink cake mix into one side and the plain mix into the other side.

Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until springy to the touch.

Leave to cool on a wire rack.

Lightly dust a surface with icing sugar.

Roll the marzipan into a 23cm x 23cm rectangle.

Trim the cakes to the same size, and then cut both halves into quarters lengthways.

Heat Apricot Jam

Heat Apricot Jam

In a pan, heat the apricot jam until it becomes runny.

Cut Cake into Quarters Lengthways

Cut Cake into Quarters Lengthways

Place one of the pink pieces of cake onto a work surface and brush one side with jam.

Lay a yellow piece next to it on the jam side and push together.

Brush the top with more jam.

Top the yellow piece of cake with a pink piece and vice versa.

Brush the outside edges of the cake with more jam.

Cut the rolled marzipan so that it’s just slightly longer than the cake.

Wrap Marzipan on Cakes

Wrap Marzipan on Cakes

Wrap it around the cake, brushing the edges with a little jam to seal them together.

Trim off the excess marzipan at the ends.

Repeat until all the cake and marzipan is used.

Notes:

As I couldn’t find pink food colour anywhere, I used red food colouring instead.

I quite liked the colour and pattern of my Mini Battenburg.

It took me much longer than the preparation time stated on the website, over an hour to assemble the cakes instead of 30 minutes stated in the recipe.

I must say it wasn’t as easy to make as I originally thought it would be.

However I managed to make some gorgeous Mini Battenburgs, so I am sure you would be able to make it too.

You might need more apricot jam than stated in the recipe. I should add that I needed the double amount of apricot jam.

Once I’ve used up the first 50g of apricot jam, I just heated up the same amount and used to stick together the remaining cakes.

I also needed double marzipan than recommended in the recipe, so I just rolled more marzipan as required to cover the cakes.

Mini Battenburg

Mini Battenburg

I loved the final result: Battenburg, the well loved classic but in minature, which means you can eat two!

It took a significant amount of time and effort to make the Mini Battenburg, but it was very enjoyable.

I absolutely love how cute they look, and they are very tasty too!

These fab mini battenburgs also make lovely gifts, perfect for Mother’s Day!

Enjoy baking! 🙂

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The products were provided free of charge for review purposes. However the opinions expressed in this review are honest and my own.

Love You Mum: Perfect Hairbrushes by Denman

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Denman Hairbrushes

Denman Hairbrushes

As a mother, I know that sometimes motherhood might not be a very glamorous job. However I believe every mum should have a good hair style, especially on Mother’s Day.

I know I have already said it before, but I am a fun of Denman brushes.

My first hairbrush was Denman Brush D3 Zebra, then I tried AnarKitty ‘Sassy’ Denman hairbrush and Denman D3 Kiss, and I loved every single one of them.

Large Paddle Brush

Large Paddle Brush

Denman has a wide collection of hairbrushes, so you will definitely find a perfect one for your mum this Mother’s Day.

Large Paddle Brush (RRP £9.91) is ideal for smoothing and grooming. It is suitable for all types of medium to long hair.

The Denman Paddle brush is perfect for gently grooming long, thick hair. Ball-ended nylon pins are set into an air-cushioned natural rubber pad to penetrate, smooth and straighten the hair.

Denman Paddle Brush

Denman Paddle Brush

The matt finish handle provides grip and control. It has air-cushioned rubber pad for gentle control, and smooth, ball-ended pins for comfortable styling.

Large Paddle Brush has an ergonomic handle for balance and comfort. It is resistant to heat and chemicals, so perfect to be used when blow-drying your hair.

Although the Large Paddle Brush is a great hairbrush, it is a bit too big for my handbag, so nothing better than a handbag sized brush to make sure that I look my best at all times.

Diamante Handbag Styling Brush

Diamante Handbag Styling Brush

Diamante Handbag Styling Brush (RRP £12.47) is ideal for smoothing, shaping and styling.

It is a very stylish hairbrush suitable for all types of short hair.

It has smooth round-ended pins for gentle styling.

It has an anti-static rubber pad for extra grip and control.

Denman Diamante Handbag Brush

Denman Diamante Handbag Brush

It comes in a handy and convenient handbag size, so mums will have no excuse for messy hair as they can easily keep it in their handbag.

I love the red colour and diamante design, it looks very feminine and it has now become my handbag must-have accessory.

I have no excuses for a bad hair day with a great hairbrush at home and another great one in my handbag.

I’m sure your mum would appreciate both hairbrushes, she will thank you for her beautiful hair!

You can follow Denman on Twitter and follow Denman on Facebook.

The products were provided free of charge for review purposes. However the opinions expressed in this review are honest and my own.

Love You Mum: Sebamed Skincare for Soft Skin

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Sebamed LogoI am already a fan of Sebamed Skincare!

I have recently reviewed Sebamed Anti-Dry range and I really enjoyed their Revitalising Shampoo, Derma-Soft Wash Emulsion, Hydrating Body Lotion, Day Defence Cream and Night Intensive Cream.

Sebamed Skincare

Sebamed Skincare

Sebamed Skincare is a medicinal skin care brand, it contributes to the prevention of skin diseases and premature ageing and it also provides quicker healing of skin disorders/diseases.

Sebamed is for all skin types, it is suitable for sensitive and problem skin.

Sebamed Skincare

Sebamed Skincare

It is developed in cooperation with dermatologists and supported with clinical testing.

Sebamed Skincare has a Face and Body Care, and Hand & Lip Defence ranges, perfect as a Mother’s Day Gift to make your mum’ skin look and feel lovely!

Liquid Face and Body Wash

Liquid Face and Body Wash

Liquid Face and Body Wash (RRP £5.59) is a 100% soap-free and alkali-free face and body wash. It has pH value of 5.5 of healthy skin to ensure the maintenance of moisture balance in the skin.

It is an active moisturizing complex of Pentavitin, vitamins and allantoin, which protects the skin from dehydration.

Liquid Face and Body Wash is lightly fragranced and it has a rich blend of moisturisers that gently cleanse the skin without irritation.

I usually have a separate product for face wash and a different one for body wash, but Sebamed Liquid Face and Body Wash is suitable for both.

It meets the skin’s needs for mild, effective, deep cleansing of the pores to protect the health and beauty of your skin.

Both my skin and face reacted really well with the Liquid Face & Body Wash.

Feminine Intimate Wash

Feminine Intimate Wash

Feminine Intimate Wash (RRP £5.69) is a soap-free feminine intimate wash for gentle external cleansing with a pH value of 3.8 specific for the microflora balance.

The acidic balance of the pH value in this sensitive area is essential prophylactic protection against bacterial and fungal infections.

Feminine Intimate Wash has effective soothing and antibacterial properties of alpha bisabolol, the active ingredient of camomile.

Sebamed Skincare

Sebamed Skincare

It also has aloe barbadensis which activates the moisture content of the skin.

Feminine Intimate Wash has a reassuring and pleasant fragrance for personal comfort.

Moisturizing Body Lotion

Moisturizing Body Lotion

Moisturizing Body Lotion (RRP £5.59) is an oil-in-water emulsion which preserves the natural moisture content of the skin.

It is naturally cooling and calming as it has Camomile extract and allantoin soothe the skin making it soft and supple.

It has a lovely fragrance and it is easily absorbed by the skin without making it shiny or leaving greasy residue.

Moisturizing Body Lotion is especially recommended for use in hot climates or in summer, so I will be taking it on my next holiday to Brazil.

Hand + Nail Balm

Hand + Nail Balm

Hand + Nail Balm (RRP £4.69) is an oil-in-water care balm for fatigued hands and nails.

It is rich in moisturizing and protective ingredients to make the hands soft and supple, and the nails strong.

It is quickly absorbed and it strengthens nails with keratin and pathenol. It soothes irritated skin with allontoin and bisabolol.

Its anti-inflammatory capacity soothes rough, dry hands. My hands get quite dry in the winter, so they are loving Hand+ Nail Balm.

Lip Defense SPF30

Lip Defense SPF30

Lip Defense SPF 30 (RRP £2.69) smoothes dry and chapped lips, making them soft and tender.

It has triple protection as it regenerates chapped lips with vitamin E, nurtures the sensitive lips with plant extracts and defends against UV rays.

I have noticed that my lips got extremely dry in the past few days as the heating is quite high at work during the day. As a result, I ended up with chapped lips, so perfect timing to test Lip Defense.

I have been using Lip Defense to keep my lips hydrated and I can feel that they are very soft, I could see visible results after only a couple of days.

Sebamed Classic Cleansing and Skin Care ranges are highly recommended to keep your skin soft, cleansed and hydrated.

I’m sure your mum would love Sebamed Skincare as it supports and protects the natural barrier function of the skin’s acid mantle. It is lightly fragranced and suitable for sensitive skin.

You can become a fan of Sebamed UK on Facebook.

The products were provided free of charge for review purposes. However the opinions expressed in this review are honest and my own.

Love You Mum: Terramundi Money Pot by Diesel Frog

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Terramundi Money Pots

Terramundi Money Pots

Diesel Frog is one of the UK’s most well respected online personalised gift stores.

Diesel Frog makes gifts personal, they offer a selection of quality products at reasonable prices to give you an easy to use, fun and friendly, clean crisp and clear shopping experience.

One of Diesel Frog’s best selling gifts are their Terramundi Pots, perfect as a personalised gift for mums this Sunday!

Terramundi Money Pots

Terramundi Money Pots

Terramundi Pots are a great way to mark any occasion, and Diesel Frog has got money pots suitable for every occasion imaginable, including Mother’s Day.

The Terramundi Pots are a particular favourite. The design for these earthenware pots is over 2000 years old and the design has remained almost unchanged for that time.

Front: I Love Mummy

Front: I Love Mummy

I Love Mummy Terramundi Pot (RRP £20.95) is such a gorgeous money pot. I love the bright colour and silver letter.

They are handmade in Italy and hand painted in London. They are made to be smashed.

“I Love Mummy” at the front is such a sweet message and my name at the back makes it a very personal gift. Each one is personalised, so the name of your choice can be printed on to the pot, creating something truly unique and something they’re bound to love.

Back: Lilinha

Back: Lilinha

Tradition has it that once the first coin is dropped into the pot, it must be fed until it is full, upon which time it must be smashed whilst making a wish at the same time.

They are supposed to bring good fortune and each one starts off with a fortune coin inside it.

An ideal gift that is available in many different colours and styles, each one hand painted.

Terramundi Wish Card

Terramundi Wish Card

There is a fortune coin inside the pot and a separate date and wish card to insert when you begin saving.

I am not sure what I will save up for in my gorgeous Terrramundi Pot, but I was pleased when I found out how much money could be in a full pot. Pots hold up to £200 in mixed silver coins and £400 in gold coins.

I love my Terramundi Pot, it is well made and so cute. It’s such a shame that I will have to smash it one day, but that’s what they were made for. I honestly can’t think of smashing it once it is full, but I would end up buying a new one with part of the savings inside my Terramundi Pot.

I’m sure your mum would love her own personalised Terramundi Pot for Mother’s Day, you can choose your message and make it unique to your mum!

You can follow Diesel Frog on Twitter and Diesel Frog on Facebook.

The product was provided free of charge for review purposes. However the opinions expressed in this review are honest and my own.

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