Lifestyle, Home & Beauty, Lotties Loves

Top 10 Valentines Day Gifts

No Chocolate, Flowers or Fluffy Teddy’s allowed!
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but what special gift are you treating your loved one to? We’ve put together the ultimate guide of stand out Valentines Day gifts that are sure to keep you in the good books!

1)  A4 Cinema Lightbox – £10.19 from The Fowndry
With space for 3 lines of text and 85 individual letters, numbers and symbols you can display any lovey dovey message of your choice. There are also six extra blank tiles so you can get creative and make your own unique designs. All of which can be handily stashed in a panel at the back.

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Style icons that rock prescription glasses

Prescription glasses have been around for hundreds of years, and there’s no denying that some of the biggest names in showbiz have rocked them over the years. In their Timeline of Glasses, The Museum of Vision state that the first ever pair of glasses was designed and manufactured in Italy somewhere between 1268 and 1289! Since glasses first became commonplace, the biggest fashion icons in history have been pictured wearing some fantastic styles that still live on today!

So in this blog I’ve taken a look at four major names that have set trends in the world of prescription glasses. Take a look and be inspired to emulate these fashion icons with similar frame styles from Tesco Opticians!

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Guest Post: The best and worst foods to spring clean your smile

We’re well into spring now, and it’s hard to admit that sometimes we can feel a little bombarded with the latest health tips and various new diets that crop up at this time of year. There is an infectious buzz around this time of year surrounding our healthy lifestyles, though. I must admit, I think it’s great, when the nights start getting lighter and the days seem longer, we do definitely see a characteristic change in lots of people’s attitudes toward their lifestyles.

It can be fun learning about the latest health, beauty, food and lifestyle news, it’s just a matter of sifting through the nonsense that can sometimes cloud our view, and often confuse us, about the right foods to eat and the best lifestyle advice.

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Day beds – the ultimate space saving seating solution

I am lucky in the new house that I have 3 really good sized bedrooms and plenty of room to put up friends and family or even have Addy’s pals round for a sleepover. She’s said this year that is what she wants to do for her birthday party (best stock up on the ear plugs and gin now!) and so for the third bedroom I am starting to look around at options and found that Bedstar have a selection of day beds offer an added seating solution whilst also giving the guest a good bed to sleep in.

I love day beds and as a kid really wanted because well quite frankly what better excuse for a pyjama day than to sit on your sofa and be able to snooze when you feel like it and be comfortable. They are also really, really, pretty. A quick glance around Pinterest and you will find LOADS of ideas of how you can style your day bed, make the use of its clever layout and storage space and also how to even hide them away should you choose to.

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Could your EPC rating be devaluing your home?

What’s an EPC rating I hear you mutter?  Well, the only reason I know is because right now I am in the swings of buying a house and the EPC rating is effectively how energy efficient your home is and when you’re on a budget these things matter.

We all know how the cost of gas and electricity has gone up over the last two years, and for me personally checking things like the double glazing, has the house got cavity wall insulation, what radiators are in the property, when was the boiler last serviced and is the roof boarded were all important factors in whether I would put an offer in and whether the house was worth its asking price.

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