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.
(This is not a post about buying actual babies!)
This is a post in part for my readers who may be expecting, have a little one already or have nieces, nephews, grandchildren and what not that they want to spoil. It is also for my sister who will be giving me my own niece to spoil this October (her first child and the first girl after five boys including my two!).
Since learning that I am to be an auntie again I have rediscovered the love of baby shopping. Even better, I think I am enjoying it more as this time I am 1) looking for girly stuff which is new and 2) I don’t have to think about blankets, blinds, nappies and all that boring stuff. What an eye-opener.
It turns out that there is a whole world of difference between buying for your own kids and buying for someone else’s and I’m loving exploring this! For example, these Accessories for Babies are simply fabulous. I adore the infant Converse shoes (and am sure my sister will too, seeing that she has a bit of a shoe collection herself). While I’m not fond of seeing little boys and girls dressed as miniature adults some designers manage to bridge the gap between baby and adult wear in a very cute way!
Lilly and Sid have also caught my attention, mostly because they are just a little bit different and yet don’t cost the earth. While I love picking baby bits up I am also very well aware that my two didn’t stay in one size for very long as babies grow so quickly. Remembering this I’m finding myself reluctant to pay out for expensive baby clothing when if I shop around I can get two gorgeous outfits for less money which are just as pretty and last longer. A no-brainer really!
My question for you lovely folks today is this…. What did / do you enjoy most, buying baby things for your own or baby things for others?
This post was written in collaboration with the mentioned business yet it is true to my own thoughts, feelings and experiences.
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