Win! Tickets For The Festive Gift Fair 2019

It is now officially October, and so I think I am now safe to mention the word Christmas. I know that some people totally ban the word until Bonfire Night has come and gone, but for others, now is the time to start planning and preparing. This includes people who get paid monthly and may only have to paydays before the man in red arrives, those with lots to buy for, or even those like me, who have a child with a birthday the week before Christmas and so it is a very expensive time.

If you are making that list and checking it twice, the annual Festive Gift Fair that takes place at  the Birmingham NEC on the 14-17 November, is a great one stop destination for all things Christmas. Now in its 24th year, the fair is one of the most popular Christmas Shopping events in the UK. with more than 325 stores that cater to all tastes and needs. There are special fair discounts on the day to make your money stretch just that little bit further, there is also a present creche where you can drop off your bags as you continue to shop.

The Fair is also about food and entertainment.  The organisers say

The festive atmosphere is always fantastic and there’s even more this year with NEW icicle lighting throughout the hall and a NEW Victorian bandstand where LIVE Bands will take centre stage. While browsing the stalls, let the music get you into that Christmassy mood and be entertained by Santa himself, the UK’s Largest Snowman and Pantomime characters.

There are also a wide range of food stores selling all manner of festive fair to totally treat the tastebuds, as well as Champagne and festive fizz.

You can buy your tickets by clicking here.

Competition Time.

I have ten pairs of tickets for this year’s Festive Gift Fair which you can win by entering below.

UK Entries only.

Festive Gift Fair Competition

Songmics Beauty Box Review And Competition

Songmics Inc is a top 50 seller on Amazon UK and are experts when it comes to organising your beauty products. They have created a stunning range of beauty boxes and cases that allow your to keep all your cosmetics and beauty products in one place, giving you easy access to all your products, stopping you searching around for that favourite nail polish or lippie.

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I was sent the Songmics make up storage cosmetic case in the croco pattern to review. This is a lovely large case with an aluminium frame and glossy purple alligator grained PU skin. The case has secure locks on the top, great if you are trying to avoid little ones getting to your make up (we’ve all been there.), and it has a sturdy handle, and a strap if you want to use the case in a portable capacity. (this would work well for a mobile beautician or hairdresser).

Once you open the case you find two rows of shelves on each side, and a large storage unit in the bottom that is ideal for larger bottles, brushes, even for storing a cosmetic bag, it is that large. You can create your own shelf sizes by adding plastic slats so you can make compartments that suit your needs, and these can be moved around if your needs change.

This is a really attractive looking beauty case that is also roomy, practical and strong. For less than £30 it is a great buy. With protective food pads on the bottom of the case, this is not going to be damaged when it is stored on the floor, and the adjustable and removable shoulder strap makes this portable and practical too.

Competition Time

You can win your own Songmics Make Up storage case like the one featured above by entering the competition below.



Win Songmics Make up Storage Cosmetic case croco pattern

Win! Lee Stafford ‘Lighten Up’ Illuminated Mirror

I am a huge fan of Lee Stafford and his range of affordable, yet oh so glamorous, hair and beauty accessories. The latest addition to his growing collection may just be the most girlie, glam mirror you will ever see. In glorious pink chrome, and with a light up option that doesn’t require you to plug it in, the Lee Stafford ‘Lighten Up’ illuminating, magnifying mirror is sleek and stylish and would be a great gift idea for anyone who loves the fashionable things in life.

One of the main things I love about this mirror is the fact that the illumination comes from batteries. This makes the mirror portable, both in terms of moving it around your house, and for traveling. The mirror takes 3 AA batteries which can be picked up cheaply from Poundland, and these are easy to put in at the bottom of the mirror – no screwdriver required.

The mirror itself is very pretty. It is a glorious shade of hot pink, with the mirror and fitting itself being chrome, the base a similar coloured plastic. There are to separate mirrors with 360degree rotation, so you have normal (1x) magnification which is ideal for putting on make up, whilst the (3x) magnification is perfect for plucking brows, examining skin in more detail, even checking out those wrinkles and new grey hairs. (shudders!)

The illumination is gentle and soft rather than garish and overly bright, think film star mirrors surrounded by lights. This makes it perfect for a dressing table rather than to be used as a bathroom mirror. As this is also beautifully boxed, it would be a great gift idea for a birthday or Mother’s Day.

The mirror comes with a one year guarantee from the date of purchase, but you can win a mirror of your own, worth £29.99 by entering the competition below.


Win a Lee Stafford Lighten Up Mirror #2