Jelly Belly Advent Calendar

I have recently done a beauty advent calendar review, but I thought I would show you all my Jelly Belly Advent Calendar. I love Jelly Belly jelly beans and having them everyday until Christmas will be amazing!

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The calendar itself has a large picture of jolly ol’ Santa Claus on the front made out of hundreds of jelly beans, and there are 24 triangles, not squares, which behind each there is a little bag of jelly beans. You can either guess the flavour you get each day or there is a little menu on the back including a special edition on Christmas Eve. I have no idea what the surprise Christmas Eve edition is and the triangle is no bigger than the others so I am assuming it is a special flavour. Hopefully something nice and not Brussels Sprouts flavour!!

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There aren’t really many flavours in the calendar that I don’t like and so gladly I won’t have to share it often! I think my favourite Jelly Belly flavours are definitely Juicy Pear, Green Apple, Berry Blue and Red Apple. I like quite fresh flavours compared to the sweeter ones such as Buttered Popcorn and Toasted Marshmallow but I would definitely still have a little munch on them.

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What advent calendar have you got for next Monday? What are your favourite Jelly Belly flavours?

The Jelly Belly Advent Calendar is available at www.jellybelly-uk.com and costs £12.

Love,

Kathryn xxx

 

Christmas Jumpers

Everyone’s love for Christmas jumpers has really taken off in the last few years, and pretty much every shop has a rail full of different festive designs. I personally love the run up to Christmas and all that comes with it and therefore I am all for donning my Christmas jumper throughout December. In fact, if I could get away with it, I would probably wear it all through Autumn/Winter.

I recently discovered a website that has a huuuuuuge range of cheap Christmas jumpers, without lacking on quality. http://noveltyxmasjumpers.com/ is the website, and the jumpers on there range from the cheesiest of the cheesiest to really lovely traditional sweaters.

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Last year, when I was living back in Yorkshire, I worked for a company called the Press Association and I encouraged everyone to get involved with the Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day. It is a specific day in December where people all over the country can take part and help to raise funds for children who are not as lucky as our own, all whilst having the chance to wear a fab Christmas jumper. This year I now work for the NHS in Lincolnshire and I have asked whether I could arrange the event here and so I needed to find a lovely jumper to wear for the occasion.

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I wanted one that I could wear on Christmas day too and so I wanted quite a traditional one. I chose a gorgeous red jumper with a large Christmas tree on the front, along with a gingerbread man and a little stocking. So cute! It has added ‘fluff’ on it too for added cuteness and has a ribbed crew neck and ribbed cuffs.

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The website has a large range of all of the best Christmas jumpers around and once you are on the site and choose the jumper you like it then takes you to the page where you can purchase it, which makes it so much easier than trawling through the internet.

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I cannot wait for the 1st of December to role around, and shall be wearing this fab festive jumper as I decorate our Christmas tree! So if you would like to check out this quality but cheap Christmas jumpers, head across to http://noveltyxmasjumpers.com/ My Christmas tree jumper cost £19.99 and the quality is much better than a lot of Christmas jumpers I have seen around in the shops.

Will you be donning a Christmas jumper this year?

Love,

Kathryn xx

Love Aroma Christmas Collection

I have done a post on Love Aroma before (http://thekatspaws.com/2014/07/28/love-aroma-candles/) and wanted to show you a couple of their Christmas releases. I think Love Aroma is such a fab company…they sell candles and other home fragrances and when you receive your goods, they come beautifully packaged and are even scented with fragrance (there is even a card telling you what fragrance your package is scented with!). Here are a few of my favourites…

The Scented Home Warm Winter Punch Scented Pomander by Ashleigh & Burwood £9.99

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If I had to package a scent up and call it Christmas, this scent would so be it! It has hints of Orange, Cinnamon, Clove and Black Pepper and smells so so amazing, I wish I had a smell-o-blog and you could actually smell it as it truly is that gorgeous. The metal pomander has cute little stars cut out of it and is sealed with a cream bow ribbon, which you can also use to hang the pomander up.

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The pomander contains fragranced wooden balls, but these can be taken out and replaced with new ones when the fragrance runs out, usually after around three months. It is such a warming, comforting fragrance and would be a perfect gift as it comes wonderfully packaged in a gift box. If you can’t bare to part with it, the pomander will look beautiful hung on your Christmas tree or around the home.

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Stoneglow Winter Snow Topped Candle Tin £9

Argghhhh this is super pretty! This stunning candle is adorned with snowflakes on the outside of the tin and once inside you will see a gorgeous snowy scene, created from wax, with lots of sparkle (which unfortunately you cannot see in my picture as I only have a camera phone and not some amazing kick-ass camera – Santa please?).

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I don’t know how it is done, but the top of the candle really looks and feels like crumbling snow. It has a burn time of around 30 hours, which is amazing for quite a small tin. The scent combines indulgent, sensual sandalwood and exotic amber enriched with creamy vanilla and rich balsamic notes and is truly sensational. I definitely cannot choose whether this is my favourite scent or the Pomander is. They are both totally different but equally as festive. Again, this would make another gorgeous gift, either for yourself or a loved one.

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Lily Flame Foodie Mini Tins £18

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I have had Lily Flame candles before and I love them, the scents are gorgeous and so different to many other candle brands around. This little set contains three mini tins, and includes the fragrance Mellow Figs & Garden Mint which smells incredibly light and fresh and not at all ‘minty’ in the Polo sense.

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The next fragrance is Pink Grapefruit which is totally refreshing and zingy and lastly Mango Fandango (love the name!) which is sweetly scented and does smell of mango but also has a hint of something else, which uselessly I am not sure what it is haha!

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This is a great little set perfect for teenagers or friends and can also be taken away with you as they are the perfect travel sized tins.

What are your favourite festive scents?

Check out these beautiful home fragrance gifts and a whole lot more at www.lovearoma.co.uk

Love,
Kathryn xxx

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