May Gift Guide Feature for the Whole Family *

We have been getting so much support from PR agents and various brands and are being sent so many gift items for features on our lifestyle blog. A huge thank you to everyone…due to overwhelming support, we have decided to start off a monthly Gift Guide Feature where we will be sharing different items suitable for the whole family to feature from different companies and brands and share what its about and what we thought of it. This month we are sharing with you about Lace Wingz,  Waning Moon Bath Salts, The Spice Pioneer’s Culinary Adventure Spice Box, Baby Mocc Ons Shoes, Angela Langford’s Bloom & Glow and Project MC2 Ultimate Lab Kit.  Hope you enjoy reading our first gift guide for our May post and do share with us what you think about these items.

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Stretch Lace Wingz 3/4 Sleeve White 

Let’s start the first gift guide with a share about the stretch lace wingz.  I have been wearing shrugs for around 20 years so when the opportunity came up to be able to try wingz – which are basically the sleeves to your sleeveless top.  They fit underneath your vest top or sleeveless top a bit like a crop top but they do not cover your bust area. As they say on their site it could be a little confusing but they have a how to guide of how to put them on.  The thing with shrugs is that they don’t come in a choice of fabrics or sleeve styles, whereas the Wingz come with wide sleeves or lace sleeves as well as several colours. For the review we choose to the lace sleeves feeling that this would be the most versatile, as it would go with chiffon and standard T.shirt fabric vest tops.  I tried the Wingz on and the size was perfect, they were there quarter length as were three quarters length which due to the fact I am pretty short meant that they were a good length and not too long as most things are. My only thing was that the back section which is a different fabric to the lace was sometimes visible from underneath my top.  But for overall wearability I really liked them and I would be tempted to try some in other fabrics/sleeve widths and colours.  These are easy to order as a present or for yourself, but do ensure its the right size for your body shape.

We ordered size: 0 (UK 6 – 10)
This is priced at : £16.99 (Its currently on discount now and being sold for £14.99) and can be purchased here.

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Waning Moon Bath Salts

We all have problems when it comes to that time of the month, and these waning moon bath salts which are made with with botanical extracts helps to calm the body.  How does this work you ask? Well the bath salt uses epsom salt and essential oils to balance the body during the pre-menstrual (waning moon) phase. Epsom is rich in magnesium which eases muscle tension while geranium and clary sage bring emotional balance (which is so needed…trust me).  I found the salt to be calming…maybe the effect of sitting in the bath reading a book and relaxing for an hour does add to the relaxation process, and it has a lovely scent to it as well and felt very refreshing afterwards.  This is a fabulous gift idea for the woman in your life or for yourself.  It comes in a lovely glass jar which weighs 245g so this would last you for a while.  This is priced at £17.75 and can be purchased here.

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The Spice Pioneer’s Culinary Adventure 

If you are thinking of travelling to exotic places and trying exotic tasting food but without leaving the comfort of your home, then this just might be the right gift set for you.   In our box from The Spice Pioneer, we received a recipe booklet, all the spices (chilli powder, masala powder, seeds, and other spices) needed for cooking the dish as well as a travel postcard sharing a little story about the place where the dish originates from… in this case Dal Lake, Srinagar in Kashmir.  A shopping card is also provided which explains clearly what you need to purchase to create the meal (for 4 people) which consists of Kashmiri Lamb, Glazed Flatbread and Ginger spiced aubergine and chickpeas. The box is beautifully presented and would make a fabulous gift for anyone who is a foodie or curious to try cooking new dishes.   We do like the look of this box and being foodie ourselves, we are hoping to do a separate review of this spice box, so stay tuned to read what we think about this.  The subscription gift box is a great idea and is priced at £27 for 3 months, £52.50 for 6 months and £99 for a year and can be purchased here.

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Baby Mocc Ons Shoes

If you are looking for a unique gift for a newborn baby or toddler but don’t want to be getting the usual baby wraps or clothes then why not try getting the little one a pair (or two) of Mocc Ons.  These are cute moccasin style slipper socks that keep babies / toddlers warm and comfy.  We loved that the soles of the Mocc Ons are made from high quality leather and these are machine washable as well, the best part about it is their designs, ….there are 13 funky designs to choose from for both boys, girls or gender neutral babies.  These pair of socks are priced at £10.99 and can be purchased here. The design you see above is Floral Ditsy.

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Angela Langford’s Bloom & Glow

We love trying out beauty products especially if they are organic, vegan or cruelty free. So totally happy to share Angela Langford’s Bloom and Glow radiance restoring face oil. You may know Angela as she was one of the Finalists from MasterChef, not only is she a talented cook but she is also very passionate about creating great skincare products.  We were sent the face oil which is made from chia seed, rosehip  and sea buckthorn which has been blended together to deliver high levels of essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants.  Prolonged usage of the oil is said to improve skin’s elasticity, calms inflammation and restores radiance. I loved how amazing it smelled and how it felt on my skin, I just used a few drops and massaged it on my clean skin. Been using this for 1 week now and totally love it, still unable to see the full effect of it, but I am sure I will be able to in time. The other thing which I loved about the Bloom & Glow is that, we were also sent 2 recipe cards to try out, one was cucumber & avocado soup and the other roasted chia seeds & aubergines.  So definitely will be trying out these recipes.  Angela knows for certain that beauty is not only what you see outside but what you put in your body.  The 15ml bottle (you don’t need much as this will last you forever) costs £20.50 and can be purchased here.

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Project MC2 Ultimate Lab Kit 

As our kids get bigger, we find ourselves running out of ideas on what to get them for their birthdays that is not only fun but educational as well. So when we were sent the Project Mc2 Ultimate Lab Kit (which is suitable for kids aged 6+ and above) we were genuinely happy to play about with it. There are a total of 15 experiments which we are able to do which includes making a cloud in a jar, creating liquid glass, make raisins dance as well as make a PH indicator. There are lots of different parts to it, almost 30 pieces in total including 4x working microscope. The kids loved it and have been playing with the different items in the bag and we are still doing the experiments which is keeping them busy at the moment. This is such a fun gift and educational as well especially if they are a fan of the girls from Project MC2…but be warned it is expensive.  The kit is priced at £54.99 and can be purchased on Amazon here.

 

You may also want to read this : It’s National Slime Day today and we review Glam Goo Confetti Pack

 

* We were sent all the above items for free in return for a feature. All opinions are our own.

32 Comments

  1. May 14, 2018 / 12:01 am

    Wow I’m into fashion and I have never seen the stretch lace wings before. Such a unique idea for when you need a little extra coverage on the arms and super cute. THE spice pioneer also seems cool since I’m someone who is trying to get better at cooking. Great ideas!

    • yeahlifestyle
      May 14, 2018 / 7:22 am

      Thanks Steph yes we love the wingz sleeve as sometimes we don’t feel like showing our arms, only felt the size was not a perfit fit for us. Waiting to try out the spices as well

  2. candy
    May 14, 2018 / 12:44 am

    The spice culinary Pioneer set has me very interested. This winter I could use those sock booties. Bath salts are always a winner. Great choices.

    • yeahlifestyle
      May 14, 2018 / 7:21 am

      Fab choices Candy, glad you love them all…the sock booties are for babies but it does look cosy doen’t it?

  3. May 14, 2018 / 11:55 am

    I would love to try that face oil. I recently tried one and it is fantastic, but I haven’t heard of this brand.
    The cooking kit sounds like a great way to try new recipes. We are in such a dinnertime rut, I need to switch things up!

    • yeahlifestyle
      May 14, 2018 / 1:04 pm

      Well this is a fab idea indeed Marysa, you will love the spice kit..it opens your mind and palate to new flavours. The face oil by Angela Langford is also worth trying out.

  4. Elizabeth O
    May 14, 2018 / 12:30 pm

    I am loving the idea of sleeves for your sleeveless tops, they look awesome I definitely would love to try that. This is a great roundup indeed, the socks look really comfy too.

    • yeahlifestyle
      May 14, 2018 / 1:02 pm

      Thanks Elizabeth, glad you enjoyed reading our post

  5. May 14, 2018 / 2:02 pm

    These are all great ideas! I didn’t even know they had sleeves like this to add to a tank top. I love it!

    • yeahlifestyle
      May 14, 2018 / 7:26 pm

      Great to hear you love the post Kristi, yes it totally is a fab idea

  6. May 14, 2018 / 7:46 pm

    I love the look of the baby moccs! They’re so cute – I wonder if they’re in my size?! lol x

    • yeahlifestyle
      May 14, 2018 / 8:10 pm

      Hahahah yes that was the first thing we thought too..how unfortunate lol

  7. May 14, 2018 / 7:50 pm

    What a great selection of ideas. I love look of the waning moon salts and I’ve got a lace wings like urs in black they are so handy.

    • yeahlifestyle
      May 14, 2018 / 8:09 pm

      Yes totally handy to have the wingz, and the waning moon slats are so relaxing too

  8. May 15, 2018 / 10:40 am

    Some lovely gift ideas here for the whole family! Love the look of that face oil

    • yeahlifestyle
      May 15, 2018 / 11:12 am

      Yes that face oil by Angela Langford is something else Mellissa, we love it

  9. May 15, 2018 / 10:47 am

    The Project MC2 kit looks so much fun. My kids love that show!

    • yeahlifestyle
      May 15, 2018 / 11:12 am

      Yes it was so educational and informative as well Jenny

  10. May 15, 2018 / 12:51 pm

    those baby moccasins are so cute! love the look of the bath salts too x

    • yeahlifestyle
      May 15, 2018 / 1:45 pm

      Yes totally, the material is of good quality for the baby moccs and the bath salts are so relaxing as well

  11. Chuck
    May 15, 2018 / 1:08 pm

    These are pretty good ideas and those shoes are really cute! I can really imagine my niece wearing those

    • yeahlifestyle
      May 15, 2018 / 1:44 pm

      Yes you mean the mocc ons? Yes, they are super cute Chuck

  12. May 15, 2018 / 2:01 pm

    What a great list! I have just tried the same face oil from Angela and I can tell it’s fantastic!

    • yeahlifestyle
      May 15, 2018 / 6:58 pm

      Oh how awesome to hear that Eva. We love the oil as well

  13. Michelle Murray
    May 16, 2018 / 5:23 am

    The bath salts look and sound amazing. We loved Baby Mocs when little J was younger

    • yeahlifestyle
      May 16, 2018 / 8:20 am

      So great to hear that you love the Baby Mocs Michelle, yes the bath salts are super as well.

  14. May 16, 2018 / 10:47 am

    The face oil sounds lovely and must smell amazing. I would love to try that. I love that it is cruelty free!!!

    • yeahlifestyle
      May 17, 2018 / 11:25 am

      We love anything that’s cruelty free too Melanie, glad to hear that x

  15. May 17, 2018 / 12:42 pm

    Those Mocc Ons are so cute! 😀 We are due to have baby number 2 in July, so might have to look into them a bit more.

    • yeahlifestyle
      May 17, 2018 / 6:18 pm

      Oh wow, congrats to you Rachael! Yes these are perfect for little feets

  16. May 17, 2018 / 1:07 pm

    Love all these gift ideas, especially the bath salts for “that time of the month”- who knew the essential oils could have such a calming effect?

    • yeahlifestyle
      May 17, 2018 / 6:17 pm

      Yes totally agree Jennifer, we are really lucky and happy when we discover new items such as this

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