*Smiggle Stationary Haul

Recently Smiggle released a new collection of stationary which is the besties collection, with 6 limited edition collectable pencil cases and keyrings. The pencil cases and both keyrings have different scents to them each which is super cute and my little sister Aizah loves this most about Smiggle goodies.

Smiggle Jessie the Jelly Pencil Case –  All the pencil cases are so super cute and unique as they all have an individual scent which makes it all a little bit more personal to the owner. We love how cute each pencil case is especially Jessie as have you seen anything cuter than a jelly on a skateboard??

Smiggle Billie the Biscuit Keyring – This has to be our ultimate favourite we decided. We both LOVE nothing more than biscuits and a cute fluffy biscuit scented like vanilla we couldn’t think of anything better. It’s a total winner in our eyes.

Smiggle Yay Duo Spy Marker – We’ve discovered these pens previously and have had so much writing secret notes to one another. So we both got so excited when we saw another one because we can get back to all our fun we had with them and I cannot wait they’re perfect for secret diaries as well as letters to your besties.

Smiggle Scented Colouring Pencils – Since finishing college colouring has been so relaxing in our Smiggle colouring books we picked up the last time we were there and these scented pencil crayons are such pretty shades and again are scented they’re just the whole package aren’t they?

What’s your favourite item from Smiggle at the minute? Comment below.

Thanks for reading – stay sassy x

 

 

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*Summer reads | Wordery

After a stressful month of ups and downs of emotions and determination. I’m back, where I’m happiest – writing. So I thought I’d start back with something quite exciting and something a bit different which I don’t usually do. Recently I ordered some books because this summer there’s a large selection of books I intend to read so I thought why not grab some to start my summer with. Hence I thought I’d share what my first couple of picks are.

I ordered the books off Wordery which is an online bookshop providing you with over 10 million books at the lowest prices. But it gets better also with free shipping to over 100 countries.

Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur // I have wanted this for so long, seeing everyone post their favourite poems from it made me want it. So I finally went for it. Honestly I couldn’t have made a better decision. It covers issues such as pain,heartache,love and femininity. Its broken down into 4 chapters and each chapter has such deep meaning behind it. I’ve loved reading it and can’t wait to read it all over again.

*Rest in the Mourning | r.h.Sin // I’m half way through this and I’m in love. There’s just no other way to explain it. It written by best-selling author of whiskey, words and a shovel which again is another great read. Rest in the mourning is about self-love and self-care and consists of conscious thoughts and emotions. Another book I’d totally recommend.

*The Princess Saves Herself In This One | Amanda Lovelace // Finally, I’ve not got round to diving into The Princess Saves Herself In This One just yet but I cannot wait to do so. As you all know I’m a sucker for a fairy tale as this is why I had to pick this up as it’s about writing your own ending being in control. It explores love and empowerment etc and I cannot wait to get stuck in.

If you’ve enjoyed this post do be sure to follow me on Twitter [@KiranAlix] for updates with my favourite parts of these books!

Thanks for reading – stay sassy x

 

 

 

*Easter Cupcakes with Cake Angels!

I’ve been so excited to publish this post!  As you may know I  love keeping myself occupied and one of the ways is baking. I mean you cannot have a better Saturday with sugar all over the work top and chocolate on your nose. It’s just a win win. Recently I got an exciting package of Cake Angels to contribute to my Easter baking.

The recipe I used for my fairy cakes is from the BBC food page which you can click here to access.

Once I had baked my cakes I got some chocolate icing at added it to the top of my cakes. I then decorated the cakes with the following toppings:

Cake & Dessert Sprinkles: I love sprinkles whether that’s for cakes or any types of desserts but for cakes they’re definitely my favourite. My favourite sprinkles have to be the multi-coloured ones because they’re just so pretty and really tasty.

White Mini Marshmallows: If you know my me you’ll know I LOVE marshmallows more than anything so I couldn’t be happier decorating my cakes with marshmallows.

Daisy Flower Fun: Finally I had some lovely flowers and Easter themed iced toppings they totally finish the cakes off perfectly. They look super adorable and are prefect for any occasion to compliment an event.

What’s your favourite way to decorate cakes? Comment below.

Thanks for reading – stay sassy x

 

 

10 Amazing Bathroom products that we’re obsessed with!

Bathrooms are usually the most neglected room in the house when it comes to interior decorating.  However, there are a surprising number of funky products available if you know where to look.

Here are 10 different bathroom products that we’re currently obsessed with:

1) This fun storage solution that organizes toilet rolls into a cloud shape

Lyon Beton’s Cloud Concrete Toilet Roll Holder is a fun storage solution AND a really practical invention.  Unpack your toilet rolls from their unsightly plastic bag and store them right next to your loo.

Source: DesignMyWorld.net

2) This fab gadget that makes your showers more colourful

Katomi’s 7 Colour LED showerhead cycles through a rainbow of colours, making shower time fun and relaxing.  Plus, this clever gadget will be perfect for enticing troublesome toddlers into the bathroom before bedtime!

Source: Amazon.co.uk

3) This amazing mirror that is also a radiator

This ingenious invention means you’ll never have to wait for the bathroom mirror to defog again!  Simply ensure your central heating is switched on before your morning shower.  Clever.

Source: DesignerRadiatorShowroom.co.uk

4) This two-seater stainless steel bath with drink rests

Blott Works’ Limited Edition Two Seater Stainless Steel Bath will make a luxurious addition to any bathroom.  The super stylish bath features two raised seats and a lip that extends all the way around, which is perfect for resting arms or drinks.  The bath’s outer section is powder coated and the colour can be customised to your preference.

Source:  Sableandox.co.uk

5) This radiator that looks like a bunch of clothes hangers

Heat your towels AND your bathroom with this clever invention from product designer Leo Salzedo for Bisque.

Source: DesignerRadiatorShowroom.co.uk

6) This bright tomato red bathroom suite

Who says bathrooms have to be boring and bland?  This punchy red bathroom suite will really wake you up in a morning!

Source: Amaroni.com

7) This fibre optic kit that’ll make your bathroom look magical

Starscape sell various fibre optic lighting solutions that can be used in the bathroom, including these fab DIY kits.  The fibre optic lights create a relaxing and soothing environment.  After a hectic day, slip into your bath with a glass of wine and a galaxy of stars projected on the ceiling.  Bliss!

Source:  Starscape.co.uk

8) These mesmerising tiles that change colours with heat exposure

Moving Color manufacture a range of temperature sensitive colour changing tiles using their patented Liquid Crystal Thermochromic technology.  They’ve have even worked with The Walk Disney Company!  Very cool.

Here’s a look at the company’s colourful tiles in use in a shower:

Source: MovingColour.net

9) One of these industrial storage trolleys for the laundry

We’ve fallen in love with this storage trolley from Nordic House – the industrial style design is very chic right now.  Perfect for collecting wet towels and dirty clothing.

Source: NordicHouse.co.uk

10) A very trendy ladder shelving unit for storing essentials

Load up Pinterest and navigate to their interior design section.  We bet you’ll find a picture of ladder shelves within a couple of minutes.  They’re the trend du jour.  We love this ladder shelving unit from The White Company.  It is super stylish and very chic.  It’s part of the company’s luxury white lacquer collection and is made from beech wood.

Source:  TheWhiteCompany.com

Thanks for reading – stay sassy x

 

Ideal gifts for Valentine’s Day with Cabtree and Evelyn!

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As Valentine’s day is looming I thought I’d share some super cute gift ideas from Cabtree and Evelyn if you want to treat yourself or the person you love! These gifts are perfect for a best-friend your mum and either your partner, there’s something for everyone!

Limited Edition All Butter Rose & White Chocolate Biscuits – Firstly, can we just talk about how cute the packaging is! The cookies have white chocolate and rose petals in which were honestly so nice. For someone who loves tea these were prefect to enjoy whilst sipping my tea. I wasn’t so sure, but I’d definitely try another assortment.

Rosewater Hand Therapy – I do love rosewater and this was perfect. I mean love a hand cream in my handbag or college back I mean it’s every girls necessity.

Pear and Pink Mongolian Hand Therapy – Like the cookies I wasn’t to sure how to react to the combination but honestly the scent is so nice and both hand creams which are scented are so nice.

Evelyn Rose Hand Therapy –  Having a natural hand cream is always good as it’s more subtle. I do love these as they absorb so easily and aren’t too thick as well as the perfect size for my bag.

I do love all these little items as they’re prefect little gifts. Especially for Valentine’s I mean you can’t go wrong!

What do you do on Valentines day? Comment below.

Thanks for reading – stay sassy x

KIRANALIX

Happy 2nd Birthday KiranAlix!

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I’m writing this post in complete wonder to where time has gone…It’s been 2 years since I started one of the things I love.

My blog.

It’s been another eventful year I’ve met so many other bloggers – some who I’ve read there blog and it was like a dream to meet them. I’ve learnt so much as a blogger, from the little things to somethings that I never knew mattered. I got to work with brands who I normally go in to store and see on shelves – its literally been an honour. I never thought it’d be this magical.

Most of all it’s about the people who support me day in day out as well as fellow bloggers who read my content and allow me feedback to better me as a blogger as well as my content. The events I’ve been to this year have been spectacular I’ve met some amazing people and learnt so much about brands that I didn’t know and I mean it’s so crazy to think how much we actually don’t know.

Well I guess it’s been such a overwhelming year, onwards and upwards and let’s keep going with this journey and get onto greater things. Thank you so much to all you who have supported from day one of KiranAlix.

Shoutout to Bakerdays who sent me a lovely Letterbox cake you get one now too, with it either personalised or pick a design from their gallery which has a variety of options. You can get any cake for any occasion there’s something for everyone!

Delivery is always on time and even fits through the letter box – in the cutest tin ever!

Thanks for reading – here’s to many more years!

Stay sassy x

KIRANALIX

What I got for my 18th Birthday!

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On Monday I tuned 18, if you know me you’ll know how much I love birthday’s! I had been waiting on this day forever. Once it finally arrived I couldn’t have been any happier than I was.

My birthday fell on a Monday meaning I had to go to college, which I wasn’t to keen on but once I walked there was birthday banners and a balloon I had the biggest smile, I honestly couldn’t be more thankful to my lovely bunch of friends.

The first presents of the day were of my one and only fav Hemisha, I was so excited to get opening the many presents she’d wrapped in rose gold wrapping paper it was so pretty! Hemisha got me a Rose Gold Scrapbook, a Silver Bracelet with my initials on, bath bomb  and a White Polaroid Camera!!! I was SO happy I’ve wanted one forever – hem you know me to well! Thank you ever so much. Thank you Brogan and Josh for the lovely cake and card as well as Zayn for the card too! Leon & Sarah the absolute gems got me ankle socks with unicorns on I mean I love unicorns so that made my day – thank you guys!

Then once dinner was in play they walked out with this massive chocolate cake and the whole college was singing happy birthday I mean how crazy I was so embarrassed but I love my college family they’re the absolute best!

As the college day came to an end, I got home and on the dining table was lots of presents, the main one which caught my eye was a rose gold Iphone 7 I mean I can’t remember the last time my heart skipped a beat. I was so shocked because I really didn’t expect it all. Thank you mum & dad I’m so grateful.

In the evening, all my family and relatives came over and I was truly spoilt being showered in gifts and pounds. Off my favourite cousin I got the Soap & Glory pink pamper set with Thorntons white chocolate smileys! Thank you so much. Off my aunty and uncle I got a Pandora ring with my birthstone – which is so so pretty! My birth stone is pale pink so they know me well – Thank you! Thanks to Jamila and her family for the bunch of roses they are so beautiful as well as the balloon! Not to mention I got so much chocolate that I have enough for a lifetime!

Another one of my aunty’s and uncle got me Hugo Boss for women with a bunch of chocolates (not good for my diet but a good treat aha!) Thank you ever so much! I also got a Sanctuary Spa body wash set and a 18 mug which is perfect for a hot chocolate as well as a Lady Gaga perfume set which smells insane. I was also lucky to get a Swaroski necklace from another aunty and a necklace set from my other aunty aswell.My little sister got me a mug with my initials on again which I cannot wait to use and take pictures off! I got a bunch of make-up, a dress which is SO pretty and an Skinny Dip case for my new phone too. A big thanks to all my family and friends for all the cards, presents and wishes. I could include everything but I’m so grateful to everyone who made my day special. I love you all ever so much!

I literally had the best 18th birthday thank you everyone as well as my followers.

I hope you enjoyed seeing what I got for my birthday!

Thanks for reading – stay sassy x

KIRANALIX