Father’s Day Gift Ideas 2016

Whilst you can’t go wrong with a pair of socks and a bar of whole nut, if you fancy something a little different this Father’s Day – check out some of my ideas below!

Amazon Fire TV Stick, £34.99

There is nothing quite like getting stuck in to a good box set. Settling in to an episode of House of Cards once the kids are in bed is our new ‘going out’! With this little gizmo, you have access to over 50,000 popular movies and TV shows available to buy or rent as well as over 4,200 channels, apps and games. And if dad has Amazon Prime, he has unlimited access to Prime Video – a catalogue of over 15,000 shows and movies available on-demand. This is a very big gift in a very dinky package! 

 

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Pacapod Prescott Changing Bag, £115

A favourite with the celebrity Daddies, the Prescott satchel has been spotted on Benedict Cumberbatch and Chris Hemsworth. This gift is sure to be a hit for a stylish ‘hands on’ dad this Father’s Day. As with all of the Pacapod bags, it hits all the practical baby boxes without sacrificing on style and even has a hidden padded laptop section so is also great for commutes or off duty days out.

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Go Ape Experience from £33

I have heard such great things about the Go Ape experience, it just sounds perfect for families or couples – I have actually booked for Paul and I to do this for our day date next month! Children as young as six can monkey around on Tree Top Junior, while older children can fly through the sky on a zip wire, race through the forest on a Segway or swing through the trees like Tarzan on the Tree Top Adventure. What a great Father’s Day out – it certainly beats staying indoors all morning slaving over his favourite lunch!  

There are 29 Go Ape adventures around the country – find your nearest course here! 

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RE9 Advanced For Men Set from £24

This is the ultimate in Mens skincare. Only launched in April it is already a best seller and has had unbelievable press coverage. The anti-ageing results are visible within 4 weeks (usually much, much sooner) but the smooth experience of using the products will be enjoyed immediately! As with the entire Arbonne range, the products are vegan friendly and totally botanical. If the Dad in your life takes care of his skin – this is the gift for him!

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Red Letter Day, Indoor Sky Diving Experience, £100

I recently did this with my husband and 4 year old daughter, it was AWESOME! Such a fun afternoon out as a family. You’ll be given full training on how to compose yourself and what to expect ahead of the flight, and will have the support (and peace of mind!) of a flying expert in the wind tunnel with you. If heights aren’t your thing, this is a great way to experience the sensation of sky diving. This gift will certainly have the wow factor this Father’s Day! Check out the full range of experiences on offer at Red Letter Day here.

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Review: RE9 Advanced Anti Ageing Range

It’s no secret, I am wholeheartedly in love with the entire Arbonne range of products. As a brand, Arbonne tick every one of my consumer boxes. The range is cruelty free, vegan friendly and is free of toxic nasties found in almost all leading premium beauty brands. Since using Arbonne, I have become very conscious of the ingredients in products I use and can say with complete certainty that I shall never go back to a skincare product that is not made with botanical ingredients.

The RE9 collection is by far the hero in the Arbonne range, the results can be seen on some people in just a matter of days. I have been using this range religiously morning and night for 4 weeks now and my skin is the best it’s been for years. The first few days of trying the products, I had a bit of a breakout in spots, I had faith that this was simply down to such active ingredients clearing my skin of the toxins deeply imbedded. I persevered and within a week my face was clear of spots and looked healthier than ever.

Here is my new routine!

I start off with the RE9 Smoothing Facial Cleanser, £33 and use this as a face wash morning and night. This lather’s beautifully and removes all traces of make up and impurities.

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Next up is a quick mist with the RE9 Regenerating Toner, £29,  rich in antioxidants and works to balance your PH levels.

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On to the RE9 Intensive Renewal Serum, £48 – probably the most active of all the steps – this absorbs deep into the skin and supports your natural collagen and has been proven to visibly firm and lift skin.

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A quick dab of the RE9 Corrective Eye Creme, £46, under and above my eyes for fine lines and dark circles. Some friends I have introduced these products to felt this working as soon as they applied it!

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And finally the RE9 Restorative Day Creme, £42, with SPF 20. This leaves my skin feeling moisturised and radiant. Honestly, I have never known a moisturiser to instantly give such a brilliant finish to my complexion.

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Don’t take just my word for it, the RE9 range came number 1 in an independent clinical trial against the leading department store brand for getting better results in achieving a younger looking complexion across 4 weeks. Check this out here along with some before and after pics!

*****Super Special Offer!*****

Individually these products seem quite expensive, but if you wanted the full range with night cream there is currently a special offer price of £213 which also includes the Genius Intelligence Nightly Resurfacing pads (normal price £87 and is AMAZING on acne scars and age spots!) PLUS a free gift of your choice! If you went for this offer you would automatically become a Preffered Client and get 20% off future orders (normal price is £17 to get this discount for a year).

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To take advantage of this offer drop me an email and I’ll set you up to make sure you get the freebies! fayejacobs@hotmail.com

If you wanted to ease into this range, then the prices start from just £29. If you were dissatisfied with the results – Arbonne offer a 45 day money back guarantee which is an incredibly bold move by a beauty brand – they are pretty confident in their products!

Just do me a favour, check the ingredients in the products you are using. If at any point they mention mineral oils or parabens (these are usually listed as methylparaben, propylparaben and butylparaben) then run for the hills. Parabens are toxic preservatives offering a longer shelf life for your products – traces of parabens have been found in breast tumours. And mineral oil is basically a by-product of petrol and is nothing more than a cost effective bulking agent!

If you have any questions at all about this range or might be interested in trying a sample before buying, then feel free to get in touch at fayejacobs@hotmail.com

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Too embarrassed to put a ‘before’ shot up!

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Her

With such a huge selection of beautiful brands out there all pitching their key products for Valentine’s 2015, I have had to split this feature in to separate His and Hers posts just to fit them all in! So kicking off the love posts, here is my ultimate gift guide For Her this Valentine’s… No need to thank me boys.

Tales From The Earth, Mesh Bracelet, £37.50

I’m a huge fan of this brand and am now always seen wearing this beautiful mesh bracelet in rhodium plated sterling silver. I think almost everyone that has seen it has commented on how beautiful and sparkly it is! Available in rose gold plated, gold plated and rhodium plated they are so reasonably priced and worth every penny. As with all of their products, it will arrive beautifully packaged in a gift box and ribbon, so guys, if you are looking for some serious brownie points this Valentine’s Day – this is the gift to get! Tales From The Earth have put together a very generous discount for the Scarlett and Me readers, enter SCARLBLOG for a whopping 25% off at checkout! (Normal price £50 for the Mesh Bracelet).

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Brit-Stitch Satchel, £75

I love this little satchel! It is part of the With Love from Brit-Stitch collection. Available in a huge variety of colours with or without the heart, this is the most perfect start to a woman’s Spring/Summer ’15 collection. I have this hand made satchel in shade ‘warm sand’ which you may have spotted on my Instagram, it is just big enough for your hand bag essentials and also has the option to be personalised with her initials.

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Helen Moore, Pom Pom Key Ring, £26

Helen Moore recently hit the headlines when Fern Cotton was spotted wearing one of her iconic multi coloured faux fur scarves. This brand is seriously hot right now and just in time for Valentine’s Day they have this wonderful selection of faux fur pom pom key rings available, perfect for your keys or as a statement accessory on your bag. Get your order in quick though, I’m told these little things are flying off the shelves!

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Otago Design, Safari Collection, £95

Otago Design are my first stop for luxury interior accessories. If the woman in your life considers the items in her home objects of art, then this is the brand to discover. I actually spotted the Safari Collection on a Valentine’s Giveaway they are hosting and thought what a special gift they would make (you can enter it here)! Hand crafted in gold plate sand cast brass, these elegant little statues will make a talking point in your room and a romantic story for your loved one to share.

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Eve Lom Kiss Mix, £16

Luxury lip balm just sort of seemed relevant to a Valentine’s Day gift post, what can I say! Eve Lom is a truly luxurious skincare brand and if your wife / girlfriend / girl in the office that you have a major crush on is constantly getting her chapstick out then this is a perfect little gift for her.

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HEMA Pink Sewing Machine, £59

Random gift!? Well I would love it and hey, it’s pink so totally suitable for Valentine’s Day! If the girl in your life has a passion for needle work then this would make such a thoughtful gift.

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Now ladies, once you are done choosing your gifts to subtly drop hints on, scoot on over to the Gifts For Him version of this post!