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Up for Grabs: one Air Storm Z tek bow and four sets of Air Storm firetek rockets #Competition

Got a teen who loves Hunger Games? Or a would-be Robin of Sherwood? Enter our Fab Friday Competition and be in with a chance to #Win one of the super fast Air Storm Z-Tek bows with 125 foot range and 4 sets of Air Storm Firetek rockets. Get the kids ready for an all-new archery experience with whistling arrows and light up rockets.



We have one Air Storm Z-Tek bow and four Firetek rockets available to win from Zing Toys.

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Get the next big thing in bow technology with the Z-Tek Bow.  Check out the sleek new design and shape.  Shorter bungees for faster firing.  Arrow clips right on the bow for quick reloads and a powerful presence.  It’s an all new archery experience with the Z-Tek Bow. Hook in the Zartz™ Arrow or Zonic™ Whistling Arrow, position the shot, and watch it fly through the air for an incredible 100 feet. Includes a Z-Tek Bow, two Zonic™ Whistling Arrows and one Suction-Cup Zartz™ Arrow.

(Please note the Air Storm Z-Tek bow comes in two colours – green and orange – winners can’t choose colours of prizes.)

Price: £19.99rrp Age: 8+

Firetek Rocket

Air Storm Firetek Rocket posterThe Firetek Rocket is launching into orbit as the newest addition to Zing’s Firetek line with lights and sounds, ready for outdoor day or night fun!   Turn the light switch on the rocket to power up the action, Then, attach the Firetek light-up rocket to the launcher, pull the tab, and let it soar into the sky!  Hear the whistle-screaming arrows in action as the rocket flies up to 250 feet high with just a simple flick of the wrist. The Firetek rockets are set to fly to incredible heights with long-lasting performance.  Each set comes with two whistle-screaming light-up rockets and one launcher.

Price: £9.99rrp Age: 5+

To enter simply RT out competition text and follow @zing_toys

Main prize and runner up winners will be announced on 17th June, no cash alternative. 

#Win a beautiful aden+anais dream blanket

There are some delightful things happening at aden+anais. Gorgeous new designs replicated across the range of products that they do so well (oversized muslins, blankets, sleeping bags and much more) with prints for hippychicks, little princesses and dapper chaps.

From the pink and grey florals of Meadowlark (which remind me of cherry blossom in the city) to the chic statement of inky blue Indigo, the bold tribal prints of Flip Side and the crisp, cool tones of Kindred – the new collection is both striking and elegant (as you’ve come to expect from this brand if you’re a fan/addict). View the new designs in full here.

It’s something of a running joke that I will always have one of aden+anais’ bamboo muslins knotted on the strap of my handbag. People think this is silly, but actually it is the perfect ‘reach for’ place when there’s an impromptu spill (me or the kids), or need for an emergency hand wipe. What many don’t realise however is that these muslins are washed almost every day and are really put through their paces (the other day for cleaning the car windscreen when I parked under a tree, for example!)

All aden+anais muslins get softer with washing (and having the corners sucked by little ones) – and this is even true if you use supermarket brand washing powder and a high setting or accidentally chuck them in with jeans – but the bamboo ones really do have an exceptional kitten-softness which makes a difference if your little ones have sensitive skin (try one out over a case of chicken pox and you’ll see what I mean…) The designs are so pretty that you could actually wear them as a scarf (one of our team’s daughters stopped using her muslin as a blankie and started wearing it as a shawl as a sign of being ‘grown up’ recently) and I’ve even used one as a tablecloth in the past.

COMPETITION: To celebrate #LoveandMuslin aden+anais have offered us an adorable dream blanket in their unisex Paper Tales design (with cute alphabet letters) to give away to one lucky reader – simply RT our competition tweet and follow @adenandanais to enter. Good luck!

No cash alternative, editor’s decision is final, winner announced on 24th June.

A week in the life of a pair of Wolky Shoes

Wolky shoes might have a less-than-glam sounding name, but they have been specially and anatomically designed for walking (shopping/running for buses…) in comfort. And unlike a lot of ‘functional footwear’, the Wolky range is packed with super cute choices – from ballerinas to boots – with fabulous craftsmanship and on-trend colours.

Editor writes: I have spent the last week wearing a lovely pair of ‘Aspe’ suede espadrille wedges from Wolky. The shoes come in a gorgeous rainbow of colours but I opted for taupe as it goes with everything. At six months pregnant, comfort is important – but I’m not quite ready to throw in the style towel just yet – but with two kids already I also need a shoe that allows me a turn of speed when I need to chase after which ever one of them has run off with my car keys…

Monday: when the shoes arrived, all boxed up, I was wondering if I’d made a mistake ‘sizing up’ as the website suggested – but actually a size up was the perfect fit. They are great shoes, with a two inch heel (so enough height to give the simple Baukjen jersey dress that has become my pregnancy staple a little bit of ‘oomph’) and the colour is lovely. 

As I said, I am in the land of the puffy ankles at the moment, so I wasn’t expecting to be slipping these on and pirouetting; I wore them for the first few hours with a pair of socks (yep, really sexy!) in case there were any bits that rubbed. 

Tuesday: I actually had a midwife appointment today and wasn’t expecting to be standing in a queue for 45 minutes (those striking Junior doctors…) but the shoes did me proud. One thing it did make me think (whilst standing in line) was that greige toenail polish and taupe shoes wasn’t a great combo – so killed a bit of time wondering what might be more complimentary… rouge noir? neon yellowInstagramCapture_7226d141-7f51-448d-bbbc-d053903840bb

Went home and opted for a sort of pale lavender… 

Wednesday: ‘designed for walking’ says the Wolky slogan and today we were shooting products for the Summer issue of the magazine. The studio was on the third floor and I’d say I walked up and down three flights of stairs around 50 times over the course of the day, carrying everything from cushions and scented candles to coffee and croissants. Totally fine – although there was a moment of panic when I spilled latte on the suede (it wiped clean, it was fine…)

Thursday: my youngest had a play date at a friend’s house where they hadn’t mentioned that they had the paddling pool up. The two-year-olds thought that the muddy puddled garden (and resulting muddy paddling water) was a dream come true; I picked my way daintily through the swamp (well, as dainty as you can be at 26 weeks) but the wedge heels worked well and I didn’t skid. Unlike a lot of espadrilles, these ones actually do have a rubber sole, so a little bit of water doesn’t totally ruin them – I probably wouldn’t recommend *actually* paddling, but being  caught in a shower won’t do any harm…

Friday: we were off to the South of France for the weekend and trying to pack for four in just one hold bag – so basically it was ‘wear the shoes or leave them behind’. You’ll probably read loads of ‘advice’ to the contrary of wearing heels whilst pregnant on a two hour flight but it was totally comfy (and I did my usual kicking them off and sitting cross legged thing anyway…) 

Definitely chic footwear for strutting up and down promenades and jetties,  cobbled squares and hilly villages – I did feel a bit like Malibu Barbie wearing them beside the pool, but hey-ho… 

Want to #Win a pair of Wolky shoes from their Summer range? Just RT and follow @WolkyShopUK on Twitter to enter…

See Wolkyshop.co.uk for full t&c’s – no cash alternative

#Win Afternoon Tea at The Savoy, a hamper from Noble Isle and a new dress from The Fold

The Savoy is one of London’s most celebrated landmarks and a bastion of British luxury. Noble Isle are very proud to be the Hand Wash and Lotion of choice at The Savoy with Heather Honey gracing the ladies and Whisky & Water adorning the gents.

For the last 2 months The Savoy’s elegant Edwardian grand hall has housed a display cabinet of Noble Isle products to celebrate Noble Isle being awarded a Walpole 2016 Brands of Tomorrow Award. Another winner of this prestigious award was The Fold London, a contemporary new fashion label based in Clerkenwell that embraces and inspires the modern, professional woman.

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The Savoy Hotel and The Fold London are helping Noble Isle celebrate their 4th birthday this May by each offering a luxurious prize as part of a celebratory competition across all Noble Isle social media channels. The Savoy are treating the lucky competition winner to a world famous Traditional Afternoon Tea for Two, The Fold London are gifting a designer dress from their current collection worth up to £250 and Noble Isle will be offering a luxury hamper of bath & body products, totaling a prize value of over £500.

Noble Isle is available from Liberty, Fortnum & Mason and Harvey Nichols – or online www.nobleisle.com

To enter the competition go to http://www.nobleisle.com/competition

SM tests… Charnos Velour Lined Leggings from The Tight Spot

Every gal knows the virtues of great leggings. And – for that matter – the terrible woes caused by inferior ones. For anyone who has every suffered the indignity of ripped crotches, saggy knees or fraying hems, spending a little more to get leggings that hit the mark is the sort of sensible economics that by rights should have us vying for a role at the Treasury. Well, that is, if we weren’t thinking about making our legs look nice…

Charnos are one of those erstwhile English brands whose tights one’s Granny probably wore; one’s own relationship with them might be synonymous with thick 60 denier hold ups cheekily masquerading as school socks or pearlised white bridal tights. Either way, Charnos hosiery represents paying a little bit more for quality, comfort and …dignity!

We were delighted to test out some of their Velour Lined Leggings, courtesy of The Tight Spot.

Editor writes: These leggings are billed as ‘the perfect Winter accessory’ and are opaque on the outside whilst lined with super strokabley-soft velour on the inside. It’s a bit like wearing a basket full of warm kittens – just the thing on a chilly morning! 

For anyone (me included) worrying that lined leggings will simply enhance their chunky thighs (years of lacrosse) or less-than-Dita-like waist (years of babies) then fear not – the 6% elastane kicks in to hold everything in, with a bit of sculpting to boot. 

The leggings are thick enough to be worn on their own – not just in terms of etiquette but they also do a damn fine job of keeping one’s botty toasty. Mine were my lifesaver during a blustery walk on a windswept beach on New Year’s Day and I’ve even worn them as jodhpurs. 

Really easy to wash – just bung them in the machine (does anyone actually hand wash their delicates anymore?) – and quick to dry, with no creases, bobbling or bagginess. They come in S/M or M/L sizes, I tried the S/M, I’m a 10 but had seconds of Christmas pudding. They fitted fine, before and after. Go figure…

The only downside? At the moment they only come in black, which might have worked for Henry Ford’s wife, but we’d love to own these snuggly leggings in a few more colourways – rich plum or muted taupe, perhaps? 

Order yours now from The Tight Spot using discount code SLICK10 for 10% off – or – one lucky reader can WIN a pair of their very own. Simply follow us and @thetightspotuk on Twitter and RT the competition message to be in with a chance.

Winner will be announced on 29th Jan, no cash alternative prize.

Win a Twistshake bottle and powder pack

The lovely folks at Twistshake have offered one of our lucky readers the chance to win one of their uber cool coloured bottles – with the included powder box and super-mixer – plus 2 extra powder boxes. You’ll be the envy of ‘Stay and Play’ and the snazzy bottles come in 6 different colours and three sizes…

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To be in with a chance, all you need to do is follow us and @twistshakebaby on Twitter and RT the competition message.

Good luck!

 

The Giveaway ends on Friday 18th December. Winner will be announced and can claim their prize directly from Twistshake. No cash alternative.

Win a His n Hers Festive t-shirt set courtesy of Jolly Clothing

Nothing says Xmas like festive leisurewear – and if the fair isle jumper Granny knitted is looking a bit threadbare then check out the amazing range of holiday t-shirts and sweatshirts from Jolly Clothing.

Not only are they festooned with delightful retro yuletide designs but some of the tees from the Xmas range even (wait for it) glow in the dark! How cool is that?

Editor writes: “I’ll tell you how cool it is – when you have a couple of small boys who have been tucking into the Xmas chocolate early because Daddy forgot to close the child lock on the kitchen door… Well, you know how that one goes. Normally they would be chasing each other ’round the house with really noisy fire engines and squabbling about who can be Fireman Sam and who has to be Station Officer Steele, but after this morning’s chocolate fiasco we thought we’d burn off some energy playing Chase with some festive glowing tees and a couple of torches.  Well, let’s just say it was Christmassy carnage in an already crazy house, but the boys thought the t-shirts were fantastic and I can’t fault the sizing or the fabric quality…A lovely stocking filler.”

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Want to win a His n Hers adult set of festive t-shirts for Xmas chillaxing? Just RT and follow @JollyClothing.

Winner will be announced on Twitter this Friday and can choose their colour and size. Prizes will be dispatched by Jolly Clothing, no cash alternative. 

Good Luck, happy RTing!

You’re invited to Tatty Teddy’s Slumber Party 4-5pm today #MetoYouAutumn

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To celebrate the launch of the new range of Tatty Teddy women’s nightwear from M&S Me to You range, that loveable ole bear will be hosting a cosy Slumber Party between 4 and 5pm on Twitter today.

Make sure you follow #MeToYouAutumn and #TattyTeddyTrends for details of the new range, comps and other un’bear’ably cute stuff…

Win a bottle and powder pack of your colour choice from Twistshake

We raved about the amazing baby bottles from Swedish brand Twistshake and they kindly offered us one as a competition prize.

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To WIN a bottle and powder box pack (2 boxes) of your colour choice simply RT our link on Twitter and follow @twistshakebaby.

Choose from groovy orange or statement peach, vivid green, chic white – so many more colours – see the website for the whole range.

Winner will be chosen by Twistshake on Monday 5th Oct and prize sent directly. No cash alternative.