ByStroom Herle Clutch Bag

I have been lusting after the gorgeous change bags from ByStroom for quite a while but I finally had to resign myself to the fact we don’t really need change bags anymore, and the backpack we have is perfect for our no-longer-babies lifestyle. But when ByStroom offered to send me one of their beautiful range of clutch bags I just couldn’t say no.



ByStroom make so many bags that all have functionality and style at their core. The clutch bags all have a detachable strap to make them really versatile – being used as a standard clutch or as a shoulder bag or even across body bag. The options are fantastic – and the strap clips on and off really easily too.


I chose the Herle Clutch Bag as I loved the colour as well as the suede material. The clutch feels so lovely and soft but also hard wearing, a must for any bag! The clutch also has a handy grab strap, perfect for looping around your wrist for a bit of security on a night out but this can also be taken off if you’d rather have the clutch bag without straps.


The Herle Clutch Bag features a zip pocket on one side, great for change or your door key and enough space inside for money, cards and your phone – as well as make up! There are handy card compartments on the inside and the main clutch compartment is really generously sized considering it is purely a clutch bag.


Whenever I go out from now on this will be my bag of choice. With space for everything I need but not too big that I load myself down it will be the perfect accompaniment to any outfit and will also make sure I don’t fill up my coat pockets too!


ByStroom also sent me one of their handy keyhangers – the perfect way to keep track of your keys! The keyhanger gives something extra to grab hold of and clips easily onto your set of keys. It is made of braided leather which is nice to hold and looks great too!


The ByStroom Herle Clutch Bag has an RRP of £35 and the Keyhanger has an RRP of £8.00 – both come in a range of colours.

Disclosure: We were sent the above bag for the purpose of this review however all opinions are my own.

Carmine Love Bar Bracelet Review and Giveaway

I love new jewellery and I recently came across Carmine’s gorgeous collection of jewellery over on her Etsy store. The jewellery is modern Magical Girl jewellery and Anime inspired. The pieces are all really individual and mainly statement pieces although the great range of bracelets are more understated and would be great worn together.


I was sent the Carmine Love Bar Bracelet to review and it’s fair to say that it hasn’t left my wrist since. The bracelet arrived really quickly considering is was shipped internationally and it has to be one of the most beautifully packaged pieces of jewellery I have ever received.




You can tell so much care is taken over the smallest of details when buying from Carmine and it really shows with the gift tags, the card that the bracelet was wrapped around and even the little pouch the bracelet came in. It was all tissue wrapped and encased in a gorgeous recycled cardboard box. As this beautiful packaging is included in carmine’s prices it goes without saying that they would all make wonderful gifts.



The Love Bar Bracelet is well made and incredibly dainty. It slides on easily and suits my slim wrists perfectly. It would look great alongside other bracelets from the range and I have worn it constantly with so many outfits. It is great for both during the day and out in the evening.


I am now very much a fan of Carmine jewellery and will definitely be adding some to my Christmas list! I have teamed up with Carmine to give away a Love Bar Bracelet to one lucky reader. To be in with a chance of winning just complete one or more entries of the Rafflecopter below – good luck!

The Love Bar Bracelet has an RRP of £19.69

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Disclosure: We were sent the above product for the purpose of this review however all opinions are my own.

Sharing Those Oooops Moments with TENA

TENA recently invited me to an event that I unfortunately couldn’t make but as they’re such a lovely bunch they sent me a goodie bag so that I could recreate the event in my own home – with a girly friend or two.

TENA are helping women everywhere share their ooo0ps moments and so sent me a kit to have a girly night in along with some oops moment confessions although I’m happy to say that so far I have only had oooops moments when heavily pregnant – and I think that can be forgiven!


The Tena Goodie Bag was put together with the following in mind:

  • Laugh out loud with the latest chick flick – Pitch Perfect 2 to enjoy with friends.
  • Tuck in to sweet treats – Chocolate and Popcorn to enjoy during the movie.
  • Crack open mini bottles of fizzy wine – Mini bottles of Prosecco – the perfect girls night in drink!
  • Relax with a mani-pedi – A gorgeous new nail polish for a bit of a pamper.
  • Face mask – To continue the pampering spirit!
  • Oooops moments confession board – To share those Oooops moments!
  • For the ultimate protection this season – TENA Ultra Towels


The whole set was put together to show that Oooops Moments are something everyday for so many women – one in two UK women experience light bladder weakness. Lights by TENA Ultra Towels combine the security of Ultra Towel technology with an ultra-absorbent Quick Dry Core and FeelFresh technology that locks in moisture and controls odour. So, women everywhere can relax and giggle with the girls all evening long, knowing they don’t need to worry about those Oooops moments.

Disclosure: I was sent the above goodie bag for the purpose of this post however all opinions are my own.

We all love Clover #NothingArtificial

*This post is in collaboration with Clover

I wrote previously about always having Clover in the fridge – I have a fondness of it that stems from the old adverts with the jingle that is even now stuck in my head. ‘We all love Clover, it’s the way that it’s churned’.

We use Clover in our sandwiches, in the children’s lunches and in cooking and baking too. It’s so versatile and it’s great to know that it contains nothing artificial too – just goodness for the whole family.


Love the Little Things – 48/52 – #LittleLoves

Another week that has passed by so quickly. We haven’t really done much this week, just caught up, finished off odd jobs and spent snatches of time here and there as a family. A pretty normal week for us.

Here are a few thing I’ve been loving during that typical week…


Just blogs really – no surprise there! I read a great post called How To Piss Off a PR written by someone who has been at both ends of the blogger/PR relationship. A great post for that anyone who blogs will nod along to and some great tips for bloggers who are just starting out.

I also read this great post about beauty treatments for primary school age children. It’s another post I was nodding along to and one that I have quite strong opinions on. Go read and comment – you’re bound to have an opinion too!


The highlight of this week’s viewing has to be Katie’s gender reveal video. For me, the soundtracks make Katie’s video and from her pregnancy announcement to this I have been an emotional wreck! Such lovely times for their gorgeous little family.


LP chatting. Constantly! It’s something about starting school that has made LP talk and talk and talk. She has so much information in her, and so much she just wants to say and it’s so lovely listening to her express herself. I don’t do videos often but earlier this week I shared this video in our Cuddletwist review – you can really see LP’s personality shining through.


I bought a new winter hat this week. One that I hope will brighten those cold and dreary days. I love it and will be wearing it all the way to Christmas and afterwards!



I haven’t made a huge amount this week. The only thing I can think of is cheese and biscuits! You really can’t beat cheese and biscuits at any time of days. It’s one of my favourite foodie indulgences.


and lastly…

When I finish work tomorrow Hubby and I are off to a hotel for the weekend. It’s the first overnight break we’ve had since we reviewed Fawsley Hall in August last year and so to say we’re looking forward to it is an understatement! I’ll make sure to let you know all about it.

Have a lovely weekend!