I have always wanted a piece of fingerprint jewellery however have never managed to get my bottom in gear and actually do anything about it. When the lovelies from NotOnTheHighStreet got in touch and asked if I would like to review something from the fabulous Button and Bean I didn’t hesitate for a moment before accepting gratefully.
Button and Bean offer a range of personalised fingerprint jewellery for him and her, all of which make fabulous gifts and keepsakes. From pendants to cufflinks there is something here for everyone. It took me a while to narrow down which item I would like best to be honest however in the end this gorgeous Personalised Fingerprint Heart Necklace caught my eye.
When the kit arrived I immediately handed it over to my husband who like many men didn’t read the instructions. The instructions are very clear; once you mix the two putty-like substances together you need to get your child’s fingerprint straight away as the putty starts to harden very quickly. As he hadn’t read this (I hadn’t either in all fairness) we found ourselves with a wasted kit. I was aghast to say the least! Fortunately replacement kits are available for a small charge and are quickly sent out.
This time we were organised and ready, mix, stick finger in and go. A very simple two minute task if you read the instructions first. Off my boy’s fingerprints went…..
Although the estimated time on the website for orders is between 10 and 24 days my beautiful new necklace arrived pretty quickly (I’m guessing for key times such as Father’s Day or Christmas it would take an extra day or so within this range as they are understandably popular for gifts). I have worn the necklace every day since.
I’m not a big jewellery person to be absolutely honest, wearing my wedding ring and the occasional pair of earrings however I’ve not wanted to take this off. It looks great regardless of what I wear and being solid silver is going to last if I take care of it. Once I’ve eventually stopped wearing it (I can’t see me wearing it when the boys hit 18yrs old for example) I will have a beautiful keepsake which is personal to us with their unique fingerprints displayed in such a pretty way.
Would I recommend Button and Bean? Absolutely! From the first kit being sent to receiving my necklace I have been very pleased with the service and the obvious quality of the work. Would I buy another piece as a gift, yes I would. Roy may well find himself with something lovely for his birthday or Christmas.
I have received numerous comments on my personalised fingerprint necklace from people asking where I got it from and how easy it was to use the kit and I’ve told everyone the same.
“If you read the instructions it is easy to do and very worth it. I adore it!”.
I’ve worn the necklace for over a week and it looks as good as new and the chain is also of a high quality.
I was lucky enough to receive this Button and Bean piece of personalised jewellery at no cost in exchange for an honest and open review. I can honestly and openly say that I am over the moon with my new favourite piece of jewellery and based on my 5* experiences of Button and Bean would recommend them without hesitation.
Damn you British weather! I spent a fortune this weekend on super healthy food to help banish the *few* extra pounds I’ve accrued recently in order to make summer wear a little more comfortable (don’t worry, there will be no bikini action here any time soon). Now of course, after gorgeous sunny days and blue skies the sun has disappeared behind a big grey cloud and the weather forecast doesn’t seem able to tell me when it will be returning.
I do however (being an optimist) sincerely believe that the ball of warmth will return in time for the summer hols and when it does I will be ready for it. With my soup recipe book and salad spinner at the ready I am banishing the long winter comfort podge and getting myself kitted out for the beach. While I am buying nothing clothing related until I have lost a few pounds I am able to get a head start on the accessories.
First of all I want a nice summery bag. Bear in mind that I will not be sauntering along a white gold beach in the Mediterranean with just myself and the good husband; I will be bounding along the Yorkshire coastline with a Frisbee, two very excited boys and the good husband. I will be looking for something stylish which will hold the sun creams, wipes and all of the other goodies I lug around.
I will be looking for sunglasses. Not your everyday market stall glasses but something like some gorgeous Rayban Sunglasses and some Oakley UK ones for Roy. The one thing (other than using a tub of goose grease and a shoe horn to get into a swimming costume) that makes me blue about summer is the scream-inducing headaches I inevitably get when it is too sunny. Decent glasses that keep the glare off (and look fabulous) are a must.
Last on my list will be footwear. I’m a size five no matter what the scales or tape measure say about the rest of me so it is safe to buy these in advance. Strolling across the sandy beach is one thing but the rocky shore when shell collecting is another. I will be looking for cool and coloured soft canvas-type shoes to keep my feet safe!
That is as far as I’ve got with my list however I have seven weeks until the school breaks up for summer so I have time to add more. When summer shopping, what is your MUST have item?
*Written in collaboration with the mentioned business but true to my thoughts, feelings and experiences.
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