Friday, 21 November 2014

Personalised Gifts @ Selfridges

Growing up as a child with an 'uncommon' first name meant many things.. People not being able to pronounce it in front of all the other students (which meant people found it hilarious to start caling my 'kav-i-ta' and 'ka-tee-va' rather than 'ka-vee-ta!) and more than anything, it meant that I was never able to get anything personalised. Mugs, pens, key chains.. the most I got to do was get things with the letter 'K' on, but it just wasn't the same, and it obviously meant that I was just completely jeaous of all my class mates with all their cool personalised bits and bobs.

Selfridges have come up with the most incredible personalised gifts for christmas and I think it's actually genius. Here are the items I was lucky enough to recieve from them.

The Christmas Bauble
I think giving someone a really quirky or delicate bauble for christmas, or a 'pre-christmas' gift is a winner in my books.. and even better if it has someones name on it! This is actually an incredibly great quality bauble and comes in a little box too - which makes it even more so the 'perfect little gift'!

Johnstons scarves embroidery,
£5 per letter, with scarves starting from £25.

I absolutely love this scarf, not only because it's really soft but it's black with gold.. two of my favourite pairings! Obviously this is a great one if you're a fashion lover like me and a pretty great stocking filler

Harrow and Green personalised santa sack, £22
This bag is the ultimate gift for an added touch when giving someone a more personalised christmas experience. The bag itself is super old school, I love the whole idea behind it and it's not as tacky or childish as say, a personalised sock shaped stocking, and it's one of those things you can use year after year. What makes this even more special for me is the 'undelivered' address on the front, incredibly cute and adds an extra touch. I'm tempted to grab some of these for the rest of my family so on christmas we can pop all our presents in them until Christmas Day!

Art You Grew Up With
(Mr Men and Little Miss prints and mugs), from £9.99.
Ahh who didn't have an absolute obsession with Roger Hargreaves creation all those years ago? What I love about this is that not only are mugs used throughout the UK as standard on a regular basis, but is a massive throwback to my childhood, and I feel like again this is a nice little twist on the convential personalised mugs

Eleven Paris Customised Tee
I love the brand who made this tee (eleven paris) anyway, and the fact it says my name and the number on the back makes it the literal perfect item to wear as an everyday shirt, night shirt.. you name it! It's a very simple gift if you aren't too sure what someone would want in the personalised section of gift giving.. plus it's super duper soft!

The Nutella Jar
Personalised Nutella, £3.99

So I nearly cried opening this box when I saw the personalised mug.. but this made me shed literal tears when I opened it. I am a fan of nutella, everyone in the whole world is a fan of nutela (and if you aren't then I suggest you become a fan quickly) and this is by far my absolute favourite of the bunch. This is hands down going to be the best gift anyone ever recieves at christmas time (plus buzzfeed have been raving about it - so it's clearly incredibly popular) .. the only issue is.. should I eat it or keep it? Let me know what you think?

Not everything is available online but they are available in store, so have a little lookie where you can grab one of these for yourself ..

London | Birmingham | Manchester Exchange | Manchester Trafford

Massive shout out to Selfridges for such a wonderful gift I am so so happy with being able to finally have some bits to call 'my own'.. quite literally! What is your favourite gift from Selfridges new collection?

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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Kavita Does Edinburgh With Mallzee

I hadn't ever been to Scotland before. I have been to Ireland and Northern Ireland on a few occassions, and the Irish accent is one of my favourite things in the whole world, along with the scottish. So a visit was on the cards, and the incredibly gals at Mallzee answered al my prayeres when they invited me along to relax and hang out in one of the best places in the whole of the UK.. Edinburgh!

(Lets not talk about the fact I am wearing Tartan on my first visit to Scotland. It wasn't intentional!)

Primark tartan aviator jacket, thrifted - £4
Glitzy crop top, River Island*
Zara Pleather Shorts, Ebay - £15
Over the knee leather heeled boots, miista*
Bucket black bag, River island*

I arrived to see some of my favourite blogger babes and it was pretty much a reunion. When you all live in different places you find you see some of your favourite faces less and less, so it was really nice that we all got to hang out together.

We arrived at the Old Chambers Apartments, with an unbelivable view. There were 3 rooms and we had goodies from harvey nichols, one pieces and river island draped around. As well as delicious metcalfes skinny popcorn and the most delicious macaroons ever.. it was so lovely and the effort the Mallzee girls put in made me feel so lucky!

Old Chambers Apartments

With 3 bedrooms, a full kitchen and an unbelivable view, this aprtment was such a terat for myself and the girls to relax in. All 3 rooms had a balcony space outside to just chill on, & I could just imagine how fun it would be to have your girlfriends here to just relax in (we definitely did, cue cheesy chick flicks and a dominoes order!)


We headed out to a place called tigerlily for a cocktail masterclass and tried some delicious drinks and got fairly merry, the ambience in there is really really cool & I already had a few people on instagram and twitter recommending me this place before I even entered the door!

A meal from Chef Gio Pia

I'm a petty fussy eater but this meal that was cooked for us at the apartment by Gio Pia was unbelivable, the mash potato in particular was my favourite!

Afternoon tea at Eteaket

I haven't really been to a *proper* tea room before but this one was pretty special. Tea and caked galore and lots of gossping before we headed home - I went with a Chocolate tea latte. and it was delicious!

A massive thank you to Mallzee for giving us an amazing time in Edinburgh and I cannot wait to return!

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Friday, 14 November 2014

Miss Selfridge Premium Collection | The Moment I Knew

Along with the gorgeous black dress I was able to style this incredible red floor length maxi dress from Miss Selfridges new premium collection

I've always been a massive fan of getting dolled up around this time of year, and I completely fell in love with this particular dress from the collection not only due to the gorgeous bright red colour and beaded detailing - but also the slight fishtail shaping around the bottom.
I decided to style this red dress with minimal effort involved so kept accessories to a minimum. I rarely wear a red lip but I decided it would be pretty fitting with this ensemble, and I feel with party season almost in full swing, if I'm going to make more effort with my makeup, it may as well be now.

These platforms are my go to heel when Christmas rolls around, they have a pretty mega platform on them so aren't for the faint hearted, but the glitter always reminds me of tinsel.

I'm so happy with how these photos turned out. I really liked the contrast of the gorgeous glamorous dress against the graffiti and debris of the abandoned warehouse.

Which dress from the new premium collection is your favourite?

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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

ghd V Rose Gold Styler

I don't tend to change my hair very much. I have naturally wavy hair which I am happy with to leave in its natural state on most occassions, but when I was sent the new ghd rose gold styler to try out, I was curious to see if they could convert a serial wave-a-holic.

ghd V rose gold styler, £130*

Of course straightening your hair all the time is not recommended due to the heat and I've always found a lot of straighteners pull on my hair and make my ends even more dead than they already are.. so I'm always hesitant with straightening. But ghd's are probably th eonly straighteners I've ever used that never ever tug on my hair, and after straightening my hair for a few days I've fallen a little bit back in love with straight hair.

I feel like I'm going to try and do it once in a while and make a little more of an effort. I like to take my curlers with me when I travel as I usually always have my hair curly, and to make a bit more of an effort I like to make it extra curly. However with ghd's it's two in one as the curve edge means you can both straighten and curl, which is perfect for me as I don't like to take too many things with me when I'm travelling, so two-in-one is perfect!

Have you tried the new Rose gold GHD's?

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