22 Nov 2011

Charm Watches and Bracelets

Anze Charms

A friend of mine has just started designing charm bracelets and charm watches.

Ann has a range of colours, sizes and styles available.  She is also open to requests in regards to colours and styling.

The prices are fantastic!  Excellent gifts for Christmas, Stocking fillers and Secret Santa gifts. Plus don't forget Birthdays, Anniversaries and Mothers Day too.

Please take a look at her Facebook Group Page: ttps://www.facebook.com/groups/115677601879360/

21 Nov 2011

FREE Manicure from Tampax and Always

Relax and Unwind With a FREE Manicure
Another beautiful touch from Tampax and Always

As purse strings across the UK are being tightened, savvy women continue look for a beauty pick-me-up with staying power.

Women in-the-know will be pleased to hear that Tampax and Always have teamed up to launch its limited edition ‘Free Manicure’ offer, available at hundreds of beauty salons across the UK.

Available when purchasing specially marked promotional packs of Tampax and Always, including the NEW Always Collection, Tampax Pearl and Tampax Compak, this is yet another beautiful touch from the experts in monthly protection.

To take advantage of this limited offer women should simply:
1.        Purchase a special pack of Always or Tampax featuring the ‘Free Manicure’ sticker before 31st December 2011
2.        Visit www.alwaysmanicure.com or www.tampaxmanicure.com to find their nearest participating salon
3.        Book a nail treatment with the salon before 31st March 2012 quoting ‘Always and Tampax Manicures’
4.        Print the voucher and take it, along with the on-pack sticker, to their appointment
5.        Sit back, relax and enjoy!

Extra touches feature in all products in the Always and Tampax ranges to help make each period a more pleasant one.  The new Always Collection feature three kinds of pads, each with its own extra beautiful protection:
·        Always Silk with its silky soft topsheet
·        Always Freshness with its beautiful light scent
·        Always Freshelle complete with a fresh feminine wipe

What’s more, Tampax Pearl features a unique placement grip and Soft Touch™ applicator for an incredibly comfortable experience, while the smooth plastic applicator of Tampax Compak is half the length of the standard applicator making it twice as discreet.

For full details of how to claim a free manicure and terms and conditions visit www.alwaysmanicure.com or www.tampaxmanicure.com.

James Martin - Life Fork & Spoon

James Martin’s New Life Fork & Spoon Brings Real Restaurant Food to Your Kitchen Table

Life Fork & Spoon (www.lifeforkspoon.co.uk) is a fantastic new online home-delivery service bringing delicious, restaurant quality meals and dishes to your door. All recipes have been specially created by TV chef, James Martin and his team of experienced chefs, providing the perfect way to serve up gourmet meals in a matter of minutes.  

Whether you are hosting a dinner party, or simply want to stock up on hearty home-cooked dinners, Life Fork & Spoon is an easy and convenient way to enjoy professionally created, wholesome dishes without spending hours in the kitchen.

The online menu gives you a great choice of starters and main courses, including filling dishes for one, such as succulent Minted Lamb Shank, spicy Chicken Balti Pie or hearty Shepherd’s Pie. 
To impress friends at a dinner party, why not try the sharing starters and family-sized meals such as delightful Pork Apple and Cider Terrine, Roasted Mediterranean Vegetable Quiche, Luxury Beef Lasagne, Steak and Ale Pie and tempting Thai Green Curry, to bring that home-cooked look and taste to your table, whatever the occasion.

For the perfect end to your meal, there are also eight impressive desserts to choose from, such as James Martin’s signature Sticky Toffee Pudding with a rich caramel sauce, or his White Chocolate Bread & Butter Croissant Pudding with a drop of whisky for extra flavour. 
Treat yourself or your guests to family favourites such as the zingy Lemon Drizzle Sponge or the luxurious Treacle Tart (serves 8-10), or serve up a tempting treat with the melt-in-the-mouth Mascarpone and Vanilla Cheesecake (served 14-16).

The mouthwatering meals are all created using top quality ingredients and choice cuts of meats, cooked with care and passion to bring handmade, real restaurant standard foods to your table.
James has also put together a selection of introductory boxes – a great way to explore the range. You can order a Dinner Party for Four or Six, Family Favourites and Gourmet Boxes, all containing a hand-picked selection of delicious dinners from the menu for you to enjoy.

The dishes and desserts are ‘snap’ frozen for extra freshness and can be used on the day of delivery or kept in the freezer for a later date or as a stand-by dinner. All meals come with easy-to-follow cooking instructions, with many using the sous-vide technique. James’ advice is cook the products slowly and gently to produce the best results.

Ordering is quick and easy - simply browse through the options on the website, make your selection, choose a delivery date and time, checkout via the secure online process and your food will be delivered to your door ready for you to enjoy.

In addition, James is so confident in the range that he is offering a 100% cash back guarantee if you are not fully satisfied.
James comments: “We have worked hard to create a fantastic range of products that I am very proud of. Whether it is for every day dining or for a special occasion, I’m sure you will find something on our menu to delight you.”
Prices range from approximately £3.50 for a Chicken Balti Mini Pie for two, through to £19.90 for a luxury Beef Lasagne (serves 8).

With over 60 fantastic foods to choose from, including chicken, beef, pork, lamb, duck, pies, quiches, fish as well as seafood and vegetarian options, you will be sure to find something to suit all tastes, no matter what the occasion.

James and his team will be adding new dishes to the menu in the next few months so watch this space!

Visit www.lifeforkspoon.co.uk to see the menus and to place your order now. 
You can follow us on Twitter @lifeforkspoon or become a fan on www.facebook/lifeforkspoon.

Prices for dishes mentioned:
Chicken Balti Mini Pie - £3.50 (serves 2)
Minted Lamb Shank - £5.40 (serves 1)
Shepherds Pie - £3.90 (serves 1)
Pork Apple and Cider Terrine - £7.90 (serves 6)
Quiche - £18 (serves 8-10)
Luxury Beef Lasagne - £19 (serves 6-8)
Steak and Ale Pie - £3.90 (serves 1) or £19.90 (serves 8)
Sticky Toffee, Date & Pecan Pudding - £4.80 (serves 2)
White Chocolate & Whisky Bread & Butter Croissant Pudding - £4.90 (serves 2)
Treacle Tart - £17.50 (serves 8-10)
Mascarpone and Vanilla Cheesecake - £21 (serves 12-16)

19 Nov 2011

Disney Universe Xbox360 Game

Review by guest blogger: Emma Guest, Age 10

Disney Universe is action packed game for the Xbox 360, PlayStation3, Nintendo wii and PC (Digital Download Only).  You face 6 different Disney worlds, which are based on movies like Pirates of the Caribbean, Alice in wonderland and more!

4 of the many costumes you can pick
You have your own character and can pick up to 45 costumes.  You can also have teams of up to 4 and battle the worlds together!

The cover of the game
I say: "its really fun when your with your mates, as when you work together its better. I would love to have this game for Christmas. It will be good for kids age 7 and up to play."

For more information please visit: http://www.disney.co.uk/universe/?

15 Nov 2011

WowWee Light Strike

Light Strike from WowWee

Stuck for what to get the kids for Christmas? Do you have an active bunch or usually end up with half the kids from the street in your house?  WowWee may have the answer.

Light Strike is a home version of Lazer Tag, when I was about 15 Lazer Tag was massive in the UK ... indoor units were setting up assault maze style courses for people to hire out and run round for an hour shooting each other with harmless lazer guns.  I know there are a few places now that still offer the chance to play 'lazer army' against your friends even now as we have one in Cannock.  Great for corporate do's and team building amongst other skills.

Now though you can play the game in your own home!!
WowWee have brought out Light Strike, the kit is quite pricy but you don't have to buy all the gear to play .. you can add to your collection as the kids (and adults) get better and require more kit to make the game more interesting.

This video will explain it all better than I can, its quite a fast paced action game and that it quite hard to get across in a blog post.

Now you don't have to be able to do back flips to play.  Simple skills such as being able to play hide and seek are a good start! From an educational point of view you can improve team building skills and also the exercise is good for everyone.  This is the type of game that is better played outside (unless you have a massive house) and so you get some good old fresh air as well.

Light Strike is not just for boys I might add, plenty of girls like combat style games - bring the video games to life and actually join in with no worry of getting hurt.  A good idea if you do have mixed teams is boys against girls or kids against adults ... who will win ???

The whole kit is quite comprehensive with different types of guns, scopes, enemy scanners, add-on bits for the guns and targets to try and hit. 
Prices start at £10 for a scope, up to £40 for the guns .. there are plenty of products and prices in between to cover most price ranges.

For more information please visit:

2 Nov 2011

Tefal Sensorielle

Tefal Creates its Toughest Ever Non-Stick Pans
New Sensorielle range delivers the ultimate non-stick cookware

The clever scientists at Tefal are always developing new innovations to make life easier and their new range of Sensorielle cookware is one of their best yet! A new patented non-scratch coating and a host of other innovations make Sensorielle the most durable cookware range ever.

The Sensorielle range is the first cookware to use Tefal’s new Intensium coating. Intensium is an extra hard mineral base layer which is fused to the other layers, including a visible holographic layer. Intensium provides the ultimate scratch-resistant surface, designed to withstand the most rigorous use and even resistant when using metal utensils.

Thermo-Spot- Tefals Unique Heat Indicator System lets you know when your pan is pre-heated to the right temperature.

The Tefal Sensorielle range also boasts a high-performance new anti-warp base which makes each pan resistant to thermal shocks. The copper particles in the base make Sensorielle pans extremely effective at heat diffusion, distributing heat evenly throughout the food and preventing hot spots.  

Non-Stick Exterior- Easy to clean both inside and outside. 

Bakelite Handles- Stylish polished stainless steel inserts; oven proof upto 180C

The Sensorielle range features Tefal’s high quality, lifetime guaranteed Ultimium non-stick coating, which enables you to cook without oil – perfect for a low-fat kitchen. The range is dishwasher safe, easy to clean and compatible with electric and gas hobs.

The non-stick coating is guaranteed for the life of the pan against blistering or peeling.  This guarantee does not cover damage caused by incorrect use, professional use or if the product is knocked or dropped.  It does not cover stains, discolouration or scratches on the inside or outside of the product due to normal wear or tear

For stockist enquiries please call 0845 602 1454 or visit www.tefal.co.uk

Scarlett and Crimson Eye Spy

Get an eyeful with Scarlett & Crimson!

Created by beauty icons Ruby Hammer and Millie Kendall, the full Scarlett & Crimson range of 35 unique products has been designed to celebrate self-expression, individuality, creativity and friendship.

Has a special guy caught your eye? This pocked sized set will help you achieve a natural flutter that will be sure to hold his gaze. 
Scarlett & Crimson‘s Eye Spy collection, all contained in a funky keepsake tin, will help banish any signs of the dreaded ‘uni-brow’ and create perfect arches to frame your eyes.
This handy little kit contains everything you need to achieve flawlessly shaped and styled brows, including; three stencils, natural brow pencil, tweezers and brow gel. Then finish off the natural look with a coating of clear mascara for a glossy lash effect that will be worth ogling at!

No More Mono Brow's 
The kit is very handy with everything you need to create perfect eyebrows.  Never again will you either have a lovely Mono Brow  as instead you can pluck your brows into perfect arches using the simple stencils included in the kit.
Perfect Eye Brow
A great present for teenagers this Christmas, available in Superdrug for only £7.95 its also great as a secret santa gift or a stocking filler too!!