This August, the Mums NI Team are loving all things pretty and treat-worthy.
Here are our 5 most loved items.
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Summer in a bottle? We think so!
Baileys have truly come up with something special in this drink. They've mixed strawberries and light vanilla through their original Baileys Irish Cream. It is so delicious, creamy and smooth - like drinking a strawberry milkshake with the warmth of baileys, mmmm.... tasty. The colour is pretty pastel pink and looks great poured over ice in a tall glass. We made ice cream milkshakes with it and they were heavenly, so easy to drink!
This woud be excellent to bring to a BBQ, give as a gift, or just for sipping while relaxing in the last of the evening sun teamed with some lindor strawberries and cream chocolates.
This is limited edition, so make sure to stock up before the end of the summer.
We are in LOVE with the latest addition to the Olivia Burton Artisan range in the Blossom and Rose Gold colour scheme.
It's such an elegant design with delicate paper florals and perfectly placed faux miniature pearls. There is a minimalistic feel to it, yet a very luxurious element too. Simplicity at its best. Perfection.
This collection is available in 3 colour schemes: Blossom strap with Rose Gold dial, Chalk Blue strap with Silver dial and Parma Violet strap with Gold dial. Each are as pretty as the next, but our ultimate favourite if we had to pick just one is the Blossom and Rose Gold.
We think this would be an ideal gift for an extra special lady in your life, or yourself.
Give your face a little bit of pampering, go on . . . treat yourself!
After the copious amounts of sunscreen that we've been plastering on, we decided to give this face mask a go after spotting it in boots. It's the first sheet mask that we have used that comes in two sections. The first half is for the T-zone area and the second half is for the bottom of your face. It is so easy to apply - just smooth around the contours of your face, making sure to avoid direct contact with your eyes. Once on, leave it to work it's magic for 10 - 15 minutes. You will literally hear, feel and see the bubbles popping. It's so relaxing! There's a mild fragrance so it's safe for those of us with extra sensitive skin.
Once the time is up, just peel off the mask and massage the bubbles into your skin like you would with a face wash, rinse with warm water and pat your skin dry. Apply your favourite moisturiser and voila, you will have deeply cleansed and revitalised skin.
We think that this mask will become our fortnightly or monthly skin ritual. It's so good.
We also think that a little hamper basket made up with some of these sheet masks, a soothing face moisturiser and a good book would be great as a gift for someone.
The Mums NI Team love all things different and we are particularly loving this cute wooden bear coaster set from Next.
We just think he looks rustic and would be a great talking point in any sitting room or kitchen. He has warm tones which go well with most decor schemes. He actually puts us in mind of our favourite honey loving bear, Mr Pooh Bear himself, who is due to be hitting the cinema screens on 17th August in the eagerly awaited Christopher Robin movie. So get ahead of the game and have your own nod to an old time favourite in your home.
We can't wait to have this set sitting on our table. And we can't wait for the Christopher Robin movie!
Angela was using the Takeover to help other parents in the Mums NI Community find lovely Teacher gifts for the end of the school year. We had a nosey to see what was available and have to say, wow wee, we loved what we found.
Janine from Janmary Designs in one very talented lady who makes absolutely stunning silver pieces here in Northern Ireland. They range from delicate, to pretty to outright quirky. We love it all. Having had a good look about the website, instagram and facebook accounts for Janmary Designs, we fell for this truly vintage inspired kilt pin brooch. It reminds us of a fairytale - an excellent gift for yourself to wear on your jacket, jumper or even attach to your bag. It oozes with LOOK AT ME personality.
Not only does Janine make these gorgeous items, but she also runs parties so that you can make your own too! Her parties are available for children aged 5 - teens, for adults as a girls night in or hen do and as charity events such as coffee mornings.
There honestly is so much gorgeousness going on at the Janmary Designs website. Check it out for yourself. We are sure you will find some wonderful gifts for your friends and family, as well as for yourself.