Olivia Burton Watches

Seriously, just how beautiful are the Olivia Burton watches? They have recently released some gorgeous new colours and designs just in time for you to pop on your Christmas list to Santa.

Olivia Burton is a beautifully presented, well-priced designer watch label for women. Mixing vintage style with catwalk trends, Olivia Burton designs are strikingly original and thoroughly contemporary in style. Founded in 2012, the London watch label has achieved a great deal of success in just a short space of time with an impressive roll call of worldwide stockists to its name.

OB14WG02 Winter Garden Mirror Flo ral Burgundy and Gold RRP �75OB14BD41 Big Dial Forest Green and Gold RRP �75

Treat someone special to you this Christmas with the gift of a stunning vintage inspired Olivia Burton watch. From classic statement pieces to more delicately elegant designs the new collection features unique prints and a nod to traditional festive colours.

OB14CF01 Check Design Black and Gold RRP �65OB14MD31 MIDI DIAL RED AND GOLD RRP £65

The new Brown and Rose Gold Scalloped Edge watch is launching in November exclusive to Selfridges and is sure to appeal to Olivia Burton and Selfridges customers alike. Featuring rose gold plating and a genuine leather strap along with a beautifully detailed large face this upcoming design would make the perfect festive gift.

SELFRIDGES EXCLUSIVE - NOVEMBER LAUNCH.  �75 BROWN AND ROSE GOLD SCALLOP EDGE

This gorgeous scalloped design is definitely my favourite from the new releases and is available at http://www.selfridges.com and the full range is available at http://www.oliviaburton.com

Which is your favourite?

Love,

Kathryn xxx

Superdrug Christmas Gift Picks

I was going to start by saying ‘Sorry, I know it is ages away, but….’ And to be honest I am not sorry it is a couple of months ago, Christmas is on it’s way and I am planning my gift giving already so that I can relax and enjoy the wonderful things about the festive period rather than rushing around shopping, giving myself a headache over what to buy people. I am going to have a series of Gift Guide posts coming to The Kats Paws over the next few weeks, so that, like me, you can chill out throughout December rather than having a stress-out. I am starting my Gift Guide with Superdrug, they have some gorgeous products out this year for Women, Men, Girls and Boys and here are a few of my faves.

MakeUp Revolution Pro Makeup Collection £25

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I imagine this will be on a LOT of Christmas lists this year – MakeUp Revolution is such a popular cosmetics brand, with plenty of great quality and great value.

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This fabulous set contains an Exclusive Redemption Eyeshadow Palette, a Face Contour Kit, 3 Nail Polishes, 2 Sheer Lip Gloss Tubes, a Mirror, another Lip Gloss, an Eyeliner, a Glitter Eyeliner and a Kohl Eyeliner. Basically every product a girl needs to make herself look extra special.

Sweet Snuggles Hot Water Bottle £14

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Who doesn’t love a hot water bottle?! I often have a hot water bottle nearby as I suffer from really bad stomach pains and so this is not only good for keeping you warm, hot water bottles are fab for bad backs, period pains etc too.

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This snuggly hot water bottle looks like a little pyjama top wrapped around the hot water bottle itself and is a lovely gift for someone who may be poorly or for simply keeping you warm.

Bullion Inc Eau De Toilette & Shower Gel Set £10

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Fragrance can cost an absolute fortune and for those of you who are on a budget, this men’s gift set contains Bullion Inc, a rich and masculine fragrance of spicy black pepper and cedarwood layered over bold accents of sage, oakmoss and amber.

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It also contains a shower gel and so is perfect for a teenage boy who may just be starting out with fragrance or for a boyfriend or stylish Dad!

Flutter Nail Files £5

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Another girly essentials, these pretty nail files come in a little zip-up pocket and are a great stocking filler gift. I am forever losing nail files and this pack of three are handy to pop in your bag without misplacing one.

Flutter Bath Fizzer £3

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Another gorgeous gift from the Flutter range, this bath fizzer with pretty iridescent packaging is a good price point and will go down a storm in any girl’s stocking. I love bath bombs and they can so so expensive – this one is great value and pretty to boot. It is delicately fragranced too so that it won’t irritate sensitive skin either.

Flutter Compact Mirror £4.50

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My last choice from the Flutter range, and in fact the Superdrug range as a whole is this beautiful double-sided compact mirror with standard and magnifying mirrors.

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The colours are really delicate and girly pastel shades and again is a great priced product and perfect for popping into a handbag or schoolbag.

If you hurry, Superdrug currently have some great offers on these gifts and a lot more. Check them out at www.superdrug.co.uk

Love,

Kathryn xxx

Freya Designs

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Freya Design make beautiful wooden boxes for men, women, girls and boys in a variety of fabulous sizes, shapes and patterns. The founder of Freya Design is Marie Ekerholm, from Sweden and Marie combines Nordic simplicity and vibrant colours that blend in with the natural materials used.

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Freya Design use high quality solid wood, which is a renewable resource and so super eco-friendly! This quality of wood is due to last for a very long time and the wood is sourced from countries where there are strict regulations regarding sustainability. The quality of the wood really shines through when you receive your box, and it has a hand-made feel without cheapening the product. The box is painted with non-toxic paints which is then safe to have around children and the inside of the box has been left unpainted which gives a lovely natural look and smell.

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I decided to try out the Princess and the Pea Keepsake Box (£39). As soon as you feel the weight of the box you know you have a quality, long-lasting product. The pattern on the box has been really well designed and is so pretty, whatever your age. With Christmas under 100 days away, these would make such gorgeous gifts, and the range now includes Keepsake Boxes for both boys and girls, Jewellery Boxes, Money Boxes, Sewing Boxes, Trinket Boxes, Storage Boxes, First Holy Communion Boxes, Baby Boxes, Wedding Boxes, Tailor-Made Boxes, Door Signs, Gents Gifts and Remembrance Gifts. You can personalise a wide number of the product range to make your gift extra special and the tailor made option really allows your imagination to run wild and provide someone with a gift that will last a lifetime.

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You can check out Freya Designs at www.freyadesign.co.uk

Love,

Kathryn xx

boomf Magical Mallows

Finding a gift for someone that they don’t already have is such a nightmare these days! boomf have come up with the genius idea of marshmallows with your photos printed on them! Everyone loves a treat to eat and I think personalised items go down so well as gifts.

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You simply go on their website http://www.boomf.com and upload 9 pictures or less if you would like multiples. I chose The Kats Paws logo, a picture of myself (I’m so vain), a picture of me and James and a gorgeous picture of my cutie Goddaughter Willow. I then awaited my delivery.

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When the marshmallows arrived they were in a square white box and inside was a copy of the photographs I had chosen, which I am going to frame as it makes a fab picture! The marshmallows are wrapped in cellophane to keep their freshness and each one is a square plain white mallow with one of your chosen pictures on. I couldn’t wait to try one out and the taste certainly didn’t disappoint. 

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I thought the photograph quality wouldn’t be that great with them being printed onto squishy squashy marshmallows but I was really impressed as the photographs I had used were taken from my iPhone and so they weren’t perfect to start with.

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You can choose your own mallows at http://www.boomf.com for just £15 including delivery – who would you put on your boomf marshmallows?

Love,

Kathryn xx

 

 

 

 

Aura By Swarovski Perfume

Another of my recent purchases was the Aura by Swarovski Eau De Parfum. I bought the smallest 15ml size which retails at £26.50, which isn’t the cheapest perfume around but then it isn’t the most expensive either. I have wanted this perfume for ages and there was a discount on perfume at Debenhams and so I thought ‘oooh I’ll treat myself’, which I’ll admit is something I do quite often. 

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The composition of the perfume was created by Jean-Pierre Bethouart and Olivier Cresp of Firmenich, who coloured the high notes with shades of litchi fruit elements combined with floral notes of roses. In the heart of the fragrance is tuberose, while the pink pepper appears in the base notes, together with amber, benzoin and white musk. It is definitely a light feminine fragrance and with it being the Eau de Parfum rather than the Eau de Toilette, it lasted the majority of the day, which is always important to me. The bottles are crafted in a combination of glass and metal, cylindrical in shape and topped with asymmetrical Swarovski crystals. The liquid contained inside the elegant bottle is pink and ohhhhhh so pretty on your bedside table.

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For Valentine’s Day, you can purchase a new gift set, which includes the 30ml Eau de Parfum, a Crystal touch make up jewel, a 100ml Aura body lotion and a beautiful pink pouch. All for just £44 which, is such a good deal considering the price I paid for the 15ml bottle on it’s own, but I have only just seen this deal unfortunately, so snap it up before they go!

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Love,

Kathryn xx

Etsy – Avery Fleur Designs

Whilst we are on the subject of Valentine’s Day and gift giving, I want to introduce you to Avery Fleur Designs, a store on Etsy, run by Julie…

“With love and care, I hand stamp each letter on carefully chosen vintage and vintage style silver plated tableware with your favourite quotes, personalised messages and also pieces that are already crafted and ready to go. I add a lot of love and positive energy into each piece I create, every spoon tells a story. I look forward to helping you as much as I can in your order, please feel free to contact me.”

Julie was kind enough not only to send us our very own spoons, but to even engrave one with The Kats Paws embossed onto it! All of Julie’s spoons can be used on a daily basis or if you can’t bare to have them tucked away in the kitchen drawer, they make a beautiful decoration. You can also purchase forks and little keyrings which are perfect also for the men, as they can be attached to their car keys without looking too girly. 

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Who wouldn’t want to munch away on your Cheerios (or Corn Flakes, we don’t favour brands haha) and not see ‘Because You’re Gorgeous’, ‘You Are My Cup Of Tea’ or ‘Served With Love’ on their spoon? I honestly can’t imagine a nicer way to wake up in a morning (without Adnan Januzaj or David Beckham being involved). 

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The other spoon we received had “I Like You A Latte’ embossed on to it. The spoons came beautifully packaged in traditional brown paper, tied with coloured string and a little Avery Fleur Designs tag attached, the spoons themselves are also wonderfully dressed, each with a beautiful cream bow tied around their ‘necks’ and wrapped in coloured tissue paper.

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Prices vary, with the smaller one just £8, the larger one £10 and a pair for £16, the keyrings and forks are also £8. Julie is a lovely lady to correspond with, and a true asset to Etsy and will be more than happy to customise these wonderful items for you. 

“Hi my name is Julie, mummy of one I live in Cheshire England and love all things vintage and crafty.

I’ve always loved crafty things and vintage items, looking around my local bric-a-brac shops . One day after searching everywhere for a gift that was a little bit different, I decided to make it myself and that’s how I started hand stamping vintage silverware. I love re- cycling items and keepsakes and this was both rolled into one! After demand from my friends and family I decided to open my Etsy shop. I love the craft community and Etsy was the perfect place to start.”

You can find Avery Fleur Designs at

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/AveryFleurDesigns#

On Instagram @averyfleurdesigns

On Twitter @averyfleur1

A Latte Love 😉

Kathryn xxx

Etsy – Sparkleyes/Zombie Bride UK

Love is in the air, and Hallmark have more items than ever to send our loved ones, all at extortionate prices. Whilst browsing Etsy recently, I came across a store called Zombie Bride UK which stocks a wide variety and clothing and gifts, many with a Valentine theme, but at much more reasonable prices, and even better is the fact that they are hand made. 

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Sparkleyes is the seller of this unique store…

Sparkleyes is basically me, Tara – hi! After having my little girl, Rosie, i wanted to find a way to work and still get plenty of time at home with her, so i decided to start up my shop. i’m a huge fan of vintage clothing and have been buying and wearing vintage since i was about 14, quite some time ago now 🙂 i also love vintage inspired items too, particularly 1950’s glamour, so my shop is a mix of both vintage, handmade and upcycled clothing with a few pieces of handcrafted jewellery dotted in there to compliment everything.
anyway i hope you like my shop as much as i love making and discovering things to put in it for you. Xx

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I chose the Valentine themed mirrored acrylic heart necklace. The base is a large pink mirrored heart (you can choose other colours), with a layer of black acrylic cut in the shape of the cutest little boy and girl kissing, with the size being approximately 3 inches by 3 inches. The pendant is then hung on a silver coloured chain and sits perfectly on the collarbone. I recently wore this with a plain black dress which really made the pink stand out and it is perfect for this time of year, but it is also a gift that will last all year round. It costs just £10.30 and if you are wanting to purchase more items at the same time, you only need to pay shipping once, which is brilliant as this doesn’t happen very often with Etsy stores. 

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Please check out Tara’s store, which will soon include bags, t-shirts and more, at 

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ZombieBrideuk?ref=l2-shopheader-name

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Valentine’s Love,

Kathryn xx