Renna's Discoveries: September 2015

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Find 4 You Accessories Perfect Christmas Gifts - Scarves!!

To continue with my fabulous finds from Find 4 You Accessories blog post yesterday HERE, I am going to show you the fabulous Scarves I bought for my family for Christmas gifts.
In case you are wondering, I am being sensible this year, and actually trying to get prepared so we are not completely skint in December. Therefore I am spreading the costs.
Find 4 You Accessories have a wide selection of scarves, and every time I look, I see another one that I like. The prices range from £8-£11 full price. All the ones I chose are really good quality and all beautiful designs. I personally love scarves, as they just finish off an outfit. You could easily be stuck in your ways and always wear jeans and a top, but put a gorgeous scarf to the mix, and tadah.....a gorgeous unique outfit.

Scarves are for all year round. They look wonderful with most outfits and can be neck warmers, shoulder warmers, sarongs, beach wraps....all sorts. They are incredibly versatile, that's why you can never have enough scarves.
Here are the ones I have chosen for now.


Monday, September 28, 2015

Find 4 You Accessories Perfect Christmas Gifts - BAGS!!

I love Twitter, as you get to see so many wonderful items in online shops. I decided this year, that, I would buy as many Christmas gifts as possible through Twitter. My first company is Find 4 You Accessories. Everything they posted on Twitter I instantly fell in love with. All their products have a quirky edge to them, and they are not items that I would look for in a shop. I would search for them in a crafts market or similar though, as I always like to get gifts that you can't find easily. We all like to be unique, and items that you are wearing can start a great conversation.
So, I went through everything they had in their online shop, and I mean everything..... They sell, bags, scarves, purses, watches, bracelets, cushion covers and other similar items.
I'm going to first show you about the bags that I chose for my family members.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

My Favourite Beauty Products at the Moment - September - Argan Oil

I'm trying out a lot of Argan Oil at the moment as it's been recommended by so many people. Argan Oil comes from the tree kernels of the Argan Tree in Morocco. It has plenty of nutrients in it which are perfect for your hair as well as your skin. My hair was starting to feel really dry lately, because I dye my hair with home sets, which I don't think has done my hair any favours. So I bought some Tresemme Liquid Gold from Asda. It can go on after washing your hair, so it get soaked into the hair. After towel drying you add a pump or two to your hands and comb it through before drying or styling. It's easy to use and actually its quite effective. My hair is shinier and softer than before and plus it smells nice and doesn't make it look greasy in the slightest. Bonus!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Which of Morrisons Dates are the Best ?

I've started eating a lot of dates recently. I don't know what started it, but, I just fancied trying them a couple of months ago, so I bought a snack pack from Morrison's. I then ate so many, that I had to Google what was the limit a day.....it turns out there's no limit, it just depends how greedy you are, but generally between 8-10 a day is OK. However, after reading a few Raw Diet forums, Dates are incredibly popular and they are also popular with people who have certain dietary problems as they are easy to digest.
So, after trying a few different ones from different shops, I thought I'd try out Morrisons selections. As its my local supermarket, and I can compare easily when they are from one shop. The Morrisons I go to very rarely have the Medjool Dates and I kept reading how amazing they were and I really wanted to try them. So when they finally had some in, I bought the Giant Medjool Dates, the Sticky Deri Dates and my usual Morrisons Date Snack Pack.
The Snack Pack do not state what type of dates they are....they are just Dates !!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Joe & Johns #PocketBags - Fashion meets Charity

A new clothing company called Joe & Johns is going from strength to strength. However, its not just a company, its also a charity which started in November 2014.
Joe & John, who have known each other for most of their lives decided to sell up and go travelling together. Their first stop was India. They were excited about taking in the culture and exploring the country. Whilst they were there, they also met a lot of homeless and very poor children. Which of course is heart breaking. Children should be safe in a home away from the dangers of the streets, and in school, so they can be educated to be able to work and make a better life for themselves. Joe and John wanted to help, so they volunteered within a charity whilst moving around India. Whilst on this journey, Joe remembered an idea he had designed a few years ago and was going to use it to raise money to help the children.
Joe had designed a detachable pocket, that could be placed onto any garment with the right attachments. Joe thought that "if for every pocket I sold I could help a child into education, that would be a start". So Joe & Johns and #Pocketbags was born and more designs starting flooding in.

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Laura Ashley Hotel in Elstree - The Manor in Hertfordshire

Whilst I was looking at venues for my wedding a few years back. I visited The Edgwarebury Hotel in Elstree. It was gorgeous and I loved it, and was very close to keeping it in my top three when I heard that friends of ours had booked it for their wedding. So....it was off the list.
I thought about the venue a lot, as it really was perfect for what I was looking for. Our friends wedding was amazing, and everybody had a great time.
However, the Hotel had been bought by Laura Ashley in 2012, and the hotel has had a complete re-style in all of her furnishings. So, myself and Miss E really wanted to go and have a look around.
Miss E surprised me and told me that we were going away for a night and she wasn't going to tell me anything else. Brilliant, I thought ! I love surprises!! You don't really get that many in life, so, even though she kept asking if I wanted to know, I said No !!
So, on a Saturday afternoon, she picked me up in her car and off we went. She had her map and I sat wondering where on earth we were going.
Now.....maps are great, when they work!!! I knew we were heading to Elstree, and I did wonder if were going, but I stayed stum. Then we / she got lost, I said ... listen if we Are going to Laura Ashley Hotel, as its around here, you're never going to find it. It is the most difficult Hotel I have ever tried to find. You can drive past the entrance so many times, and then when you find it, you can't understand how you missed it. So, I helped her find it. Five minutes later, we were laughing so much, as, once you know where it is, it really is easy !!
After driving through the long driveway, this is what greets you!! Stunning isn't it ?