Blooming Jelly Review*


The UK Summer is on it’s way, well sort of. I haven’t been sure what to wear as each week tends to bring either sunshine, gales or rain or a combination of all three. I am forever hopeful that soon I will be able to fully enjoy the clothing I was kindly sent by online retailer Blooming Jelly. When their email dropped in my inbox a few weeks ago I definitely got in the summery mood being my favourite season and selected the following pieces.

Established in 2014, Blooming Jelly offer a wide range of high fashion clothing for ladies and show latest fashion trends in tops, dresses, swimwear, and sleepwear. There are so many online retailers offering affordable clothing and although I do like High Street brands I am more prone to opt for online shops when it comes to clothing.

OFF THE SHOULDER SWEET FLORAL TOP

Super summery in light coral.

The shirt has cute ties on the sleeves. I have to say I took a gamble choosing this top as I am usually not an off the shoulder fan, but the gamble paid off and I am really happy with it. Just need the sun to warm my shoulders!


 

BUTTON V NECK SLIM CHIFFON BLOUSE

Another gorgeous top for this balmy summer days. I like how simple this top is yet very casual. I’ve aways likes pastel shades and this soft pink is really me. I can see this working well under a smart suit jacket also for office wear. Chiffon always gets a pretty vibes thumbs up from me.

 

SEXY WILD CAT LACE TANK

My favourite tank because I love lace! this V-neck front lace trim tank with square-neck at back shoulders is casual yet sexy, suitable for day and evening. I love how this goes with denim. It’s going in my suitcase next month that’s for sure! I know leopard print isn’t for everyone and yes it can be garish at times but again I guess it’s all about personal taste. I like big and small cats so it doesn’t bother me.

 

HALF SLEEVE BANDAGE CHIFFON BLOUSE 

This dark blue top ( looks black almost) is true to size and very comfy and stretchy so I didn’t feel restricted in the top. I love the peplum details on the sleeves and the bottom of the shirt. It’s a  timeless polka dots blouse with its flare design half sleeves, summery and classic.  I’d go as far as say this is nursing friendly too! I’d definitely feel comfortable wearing this from a day to evening look as it’s smart enough.

Order verification and order processing was quick as was the delivery. In fact the tops arrived in a vacuum pressed packing and not bulky at all. I did wonder whether I’d been sent one top only! the flat package was a total surprise. The transparent plastic bag with a zip-lock enclosure is reusable which you don’t see often from retailers. I am definitely keen to try more clothing from Blooming Jelly over the coming months. Would love to know your thoughts on the items above and what styles you tend to go for.

 

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Love

Bella

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*I was kindly gifted the items in exchange for my opinions.

ADEXE Watches London*

Whether it’s a gift for a loved one (remember it’s Mothering Sunday coming soon!) or something special for yourself, choosing a watch is a personal decision. With so many styles, brands and price tags, it can be bewildering to know where to start. Although you can buy a watch that will suit all occasions, you want it to match your style. A watch makes a statement from the moment you strap it on. Whether you’re searching for an iconic luxury timepiece or a smart version packed with features, this lovely brand I recently discovered might be just what you are looking for.

ADEXE started in the creative hub of London, Shoreditch to be precise. The brand is all about self-expression, individuality and wearing pieces that reflect individual style and identity. Timeless collections at an affordable price point with all their watches designed in the London studio and made in-house. ADEXE have just launched a new collection, called Miniature Sistine. It is a new feminine and affordable collection. Its main characteristics are the smaller case, a wide choice of colours along with a lower price point.

I chose the Mini Sistine – Rose Gold because I am a huge fan of anything Rose Gold and it does not disappoint it’s a really classic piece and perfect for daily wear.

100% Produced and Designed In-House
Case Material: Hand-Polished All Stainless Steel
Case Size: 30 mm
Band Material: Hand-Made Mesh Band
Band Width: 12 mm
Waterproof: 3 ATM
Movement: Miyota 2025
Battery: 2-3 years

I have a current Promotion available to my readers, a 15% off discount using code ALONGCAMEJAY15

Watches start from £79 and available in both stainless steel and genuine Italian leather.

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Bella

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Spa Experience UK*

For those of you who follow me on social media will know how incredibly hectic 2018 has been for me and mine. A lot of changes have occurred some expected and some unexpected. It was therefore a fabulous surprise when I received a lovely email last October asking me to be a reviewer for the Spa Experience UK Bethnal Green spa at York Hall, a Thermal Spa Experience set in one of London’s oldest Turkish Baths.

There is a genuine appreciation for emails like this as a blogger and I couldn’t turn down a lovely opportunity. With the house extension disrupting our family life I have to admit I have been neglecting my body on the inside and outside. I was kindly offered to try a treatment of my choice and went along last month for a couple of hours of R&R. I felt a tad guilty going as Jay has been very clingy as of late but I realised after how vital it is to look after ourselves and experience a treatment to calm the senses. Life is for the most part chaotic as we all know and my time there was certainly not wasted and just what I needed.

York Hall Day Spa is an affordable award winning day spa in Bethnal Green and the finest spa of its kind in London’s East End.  The historic York Hall was originally built in 1929 and fully refurbished and restored in 2005 to create a unique experience for anyone seeking a memorable and uplifting spa day in London. I was welcomed by the staff and immediately given a dressing spa gown and slippers to change into. I decided to head into the historic and inspiring spa area space.

This included two Aroma Steam Rooms, Turkish Baths (Tepidarium, Caldarium and Laconium), a Sauna, an Ice Fountain, a Monsoon Shower, a Bucket Shower, a Plunge Pool, Hammam and a Relaxation Lounge. I arrived late afternoon and it was so peaceful I forgot I was in London. I took the opportunity to visit each area. The bucket shower definitely made me jump!




There’s a considerable choice of Spa Experience Signature treatments and packages, including body treatments, facial treatments, and massage therapies. Complementing the traditional thermal therapies  are leading International spa brands including Elemis, La Sultane de Saba, Murad, CND and Fake Bake.

I absolutely loved the treatment I selected and definitely had a Cleopatra moment as the whole experience felt really indulgent. I’ve never seen shea butter with gold before and asked Irine to slather me in as much anti-ageing elixir as possible!

Gold Turkish Delight (70 mins)

Includes Full Body Scrub, Full Body Enveloping Massage, and Facial

La Sultane De Saba, provided a delicately sweet and mesmerising aroma of Turkish delight oil along with 9 carat gold minerals. This indulgent treatment left my body with a shimmering veil of gold. Quite a sight!

La Sultane De Saba Black Soap Cleanse, Scrub and Wash

This is a wonderful taster treatment to thoroughly cleanse and exfoliate the body. Black soap with eucalyptus used for a traditional, deep cleanse exfoliation packed with vitamins to nourish the skin whilst the antiseptic properties of the eucalyptus clears the pores.

La Sultane De Saba Turkish Delight

I would like to extend my thanks to the beautiful Irine who was so kind and explained the treatment and products used in great detail. I knew I was in good hands and felt at ease.  I can honestly say it was so relaxing and at the same time invigorating to have the body cleansed in this way. My skin was super smooth and shimmered with the gold.

One thing I noticed leaving the spa (other than the rain) was how easy it is to forget to look after ourselves and we all need a pamper from time to time. If you have any SPA EXPERIENCE UK places near you then please do take a look at the treatments offered and if you’re feeling generous treat that special someone!

Thank you Spa Experience UK!

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Bella

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  • I was kindly gifted a treatment of my choice and use of the thermal spa (normal price £99) all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Pigeon Organics


Dressing up the kids you either love it or find it challenging. Ever since Jay was born I have been keen on  colourful, ethical and organic childrenswear. Based in the UK Pigeon Organics are devoted to producing organic and high quality, soft clothing for babies and younger children.  The cotton is of the highest quality possible and the designs are really special and eye-catching. I have friends who dress their children in the contemporary prints and there have always been nice compliments about the clothing. Jay was kindly sent two items and this was a lovely surprise as we have seen the gorgeous social media posts and the items exceeded my expectations.

I think it’s incredibly important to mention the brand’s impressive stance when it comes to the environment and helping organic farming families. Pigeon Organics is GOTS certified company, choosing organic cotton for quality products that are softer, kind to skin, better for the environment and the people that make them.

Organic Cotton production involves replacing the synthetic pesticides and fertilisers with natural ones, then using crop rotation and mixed planting. This means less exposure to chemicals for the farmers and in the environment. Any ‘seconds’ eg. garments with small printing faults and end of season stock is donated to charities working with vulnerable babies and children. I love that and glad to see a brand make every effort to help where they can.

Jay loves his viking print top and navy jogger bottoms both incredibly soft and wash/keep so well. He can be so fussy at times with clothes but these garments have that soft hand feel and really showcase ethical and responsible fabric. There is a range of products from hats, dresses, jackets, gilets, pyjamas, onesies and snuggle suits. Our items arrived beautifully presented and the quality is evident the moment you hold the fabric.

Pigeon Organics collection is colourful and contemporary. Great attention has been paid to the finished product, offering you a high quality range, comfortable to wear and practical to care for. I highly recommend the brand and wish them continued success.
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Bella
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* I was gifted two items in exchange for an honest review.

Luxury Prestige Hamper Review*



’Tis the season to be indulgent!

There is one gift I absolutely love to give and receive you’ve guessed it a hamper containing goodies whether they be savoury or sweet! Gift hampers can be given all year round of course but for me Christmas ingredients for an indulgent and delicious festive period packaged up in a box is really special and fun. I was incredibly excited to receive a luxury Christmas hamper recently from Prestige Hampers, an online gift service based in Cheshire that specialise in hampers containing only the finest foods and wines.

I was genuinely impressed the moment I opened the box to reveal the beautifully decorated chest or trunk if you want to call it. I’ve always associated hampers to be wicker baskets so this was certainly different and caught my eye. If you’re looking for a brilliant gift idea for the foodie in your life this Christmas do have a look at the beautiful hampers in the range. There is an incredible amount of choice to spread some Christmas cheer this year. A gift hamper brings people together in my opinion and what better to share food and drink with the people who matter.

I am very tempted to donate this beauty of a gift to our local church for their annual Christmas dinner held for the elderly. Each quality item in the chest did not disappoint!

Gift Hamper £74.99

Included:
Water Stop Station Chardonnay 75cl
Water Stop station Shiraz 75cl
Red Velvet Crunch Biscuits 150g
English Breakfast Tea 40g
Milk, White and Dark Chocolate Classics 120g
Shortbread Festive Shapes 60g
Matthew Walker Classic Christmas Pudding 100g
Iced Fruit Cake 400g
Dark Chocolate Bar 60g
Mackays Christmas Marmalade 113g
Mackays Christmas Preserve 113g
Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Yorkshire Crisps 100g
Handmade Smoked Oatcakes 125g

The perfect collection of foodie goodies at Prestige Hampers

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Bella

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