Voluspa Prosecco Rose Candle

I’m really pleased with myself.  I think I have just discovered the perfect Christmas gift for my friend although I am in two minds as to what to do.  My friend is an avid wine drinker, her favourite tipple of choice being Prosecco.  She is also a keen chocoholic, foodie, candle lover and she loves to read and watch movies.  You’d have no ideas what I have for her if you hadn’t read the title of this post.  The gift I have for her combines two of her favourite things Prosecco and candles.  OMG!!!!!  I know it sounds amazing doesn’t it.  I was very excited to hear that you can get Prosecco scented candles although unsure if the company could pull it off and ensure a great aroma with the scent of Prosecco but surprisingly they have succeeded.  The one I have smells simply fabulous.  In fact this candles smells so good that I am not sure what to do.  Do I

a) give the candle to my friend and buy another for me?

b) give her the original gift I got for her a little while back – a dvd box set which I know she will love but in my opinion is not quite as lovely as the candle?

To help you help me decide here is the candle in question:

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The tin the candle comes in looks very pretty.  I love that it is rose coloured to match the scent which is Prosecco rose (with key notes of sparkling pink Prosecco and rose petals).  The inside of the tin is gold coloured and there are gold dots on the outside of the tin indicative of the sparkle that Prosecco is well known for.  The lid is pretty and the information found there is not excessive.  When you lift the lid the aroma is almost hypnotic and addictive and you find yourself inhaling deeply, once, twice, more, to enjoy it further.  The lid is useful as it prevents dust collecting on the candle and the company “Voluspa” have also considered environmental impact suggesting the tin to be used for trinkets once the candle has been burnt.  There are two wicks in the candle and it will burn for approximately 50 hours which is useful to know.  All Voluspa luxury scented candles are made with no phthalates, no parabens, no sulfates and are not tested on animals.  This is a gorgeous luxury candle with the scent to match and I think most will love the sweet floral fragrance, in fact I couldn’t imagine how anyone couldn’t.  The cost of this candle is £20.

There is another Prosecco rose scented candle (£35) in this range which burns for 60 hours.  The custom voluspa-designed glass captures the antique pressed glass style of the 1920’s.  This too comes complete with an embossed lid to keep the creamy coconut wax dust-free when not in use.  As well as candles you can also get a diffuser (£40) designed using 18 fine-gauge rattan reeds to increase fragrance distribution and lasts 4-6 months.  Don’t they all look beautiful!  These make lovely gifts for family and friends all year around.voluspa4

If anyone wanting something a little smaller or for a lower budget then the Voluspa mini candle in a star embossed tin with the same scent maybe just the thing.  It’s burns for 5 hours and costs a mere £10 for one of the most incredible scented candles you could ever buy.  I know I keep going on about how great this smells but it really does and I wish that you could smell this through the screen as you read.  If this scent was available as a body spray or perfume it would be guaranteed to do well.

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There are many more candles to choose from on the site and at the moment you can get 10% off so if you want to see for yourself how gorgeous a scent this is make sure you take advantage of this great offer.

What do you think guys, do I buy another or keep quiet and save this for myself?

I have been chatting to the guys at Voluspa who have kindly said I can give away one of their £20 Prosecco Rose candles.

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Colours of the Sea Ariel

My youngest daughter loves the little mermaid whom we all know as Ariel.  Who doesn’t love the great songs featured in the movie and of course love the fact that there is a happy ending.   My little mermaid loves Ariel so much that when she appeared at her Birthday party last year she was over the moon and beaming from ear to ear for the whole day.

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You can imagine her excitement when she saw the Ariel doll advertised from Jakks Pacific with a singing and talking Ariel.  She was bouncing around like a mini kangaroo and begging to have one offering to do chores and even homework in return for the super cute doll.  This is no ordinary doll though, this little mermaid doll can accompany you and play in the bath.  The moment her tail touches the water it lights up creating a fabulous light show.  It even lights up outside of the water when you press the button and really is a lovely toy for any little girl or boy.

Mr Squishy seems to have taken after mummy.  OOOoooooo look a button!  I had better press that and see what happens.

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This beautiful doll will keep little ones entertained for hours whether it’s in or out of the water.  Why not take a look at out video review to see her in action.

Isn’t she wonderful!  This is a lovely toy to help encourage creative thinking and roll play so really good for little ones and their development.  The children were really excited about that fact that she could talk and sing and they love to sing along with Ariel.

ariel3This is a great toy for a little one that loves the little mermaid movie and even for any child that loves mermaids.  It keeps my little ones entertained for hours even my little man which shows it’s not just a girls toy!

Do you have little ones to buy for this Christmas?

The cutest Panda EVER!!! Yo Yo Panda from IMC Toys

My youngest daughter has developed a deep love of pandas.  She loves them so much that when she saw the advert for Yo Yo Panda on the television she was desperate to have one, her reasoning it is soooooo cute, funny and she farts.  Trust her to notice the farting toy.

Have you seen the advert for Yo Yo Panda?  The second I did I completely understood why she wanted this super adorable interactive toy.

Yo Yo has the cutest face with big green eyes that can melt any heart.

Feed Yo Yo bamboo and sometimes she’ll fart.

She loves to be tickled and cuddled lots too, sometimes she sneezes, burps, falls asleep next to you.

The sweetest baby Panda you ever will see, forget giving it to the kids I want it for me!!!!

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Yo Yo really is a star, she is very affectionate and blows kisses.  Like a real pet she knows when you are in the room and will call for you.  Yo Yo comes with a bottle and some bamboo.  Yo Yo will let you know when she is hungry, just let her sniff the bamboo and if she sneezes she doesn’t want it.  When you feed her with the bottle you can hear her drinking.

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Yo Yo is very ticklish and giggles when tickled.  Her laugh is adorable.  This has to be one of our favourite toys of the year and I am sure it will be on the top of quite a few Birthday and Christmas lists.  I know it would have been on ours.  In fact we may need another.

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Want to see Yo Yo in action?  Then watch these:

 

 

 

Yo Yo is very soft and cuddly and instantly became Mr Squishy’s best friend.  He loves her as do the girls although they don’t get much play time with her as Mr Squishy is yet to master the technique of sharing.  We will need to work on that.  Yo Yo is suggested for children ages 3 and up due to small parts but I must say that my little man is besotted with her as you will have seen in the second video.  He has supervised play with his new best friend and this looks like a friendship that will last a very long time.

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This is such an adorable toy that I know any child will be over the moon to receive one, I know I was, I meant my kids were, lol.  Ok, so you’re not fooled, yes I wanted it too.  Serious who can resist those cute big green round eyes and adorable face!

I have super exciting news!!!!!!

Maybe you should sit down.

Yes, you guessed it I have one of these to giveaway.

Want to Win your own super cute interactive Yo Yo Panda?

Give this as a gift to any child and they will think you are the best mum, dad, grandparent, godparent, aunt or uncle ever.

To enter just fill in the Rafflecopter form.

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Not all of the entry options are compulsory but the more you do the more entries you will gain.

Look out for the daily entry options for extra entries.

Likes on Facebook are NOT compulsory but are very much appreciated plus it will ensure you don’t miss great posts, freebies and competitions.

Enter here:

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We were sent a Yo Yo panda for review purposes.  All views expressed in this post are our own.