Friday, 22 July 2011

Review of personalised iPhone cover

I was unbelievably excited when I came across @MooSkinsUK on twitter, and even better they were looking for bloggers to review. 
I took a look at their website, and I have to say I was really impressed.  There is a gallery to give you some inspiration if you need it; Mooskins Gallery but you literally can create any cover you want! Simply have a browse through your own photos and select one you’d like to be on your phone cover.  Creating your design on is exceptionally easy.  You simply upload your picture, and you can resize and rotate it until it fits and looks exactly how you want it! It really is as simple as that; the hardest bit is choosing which picture you want!!
I emailed my image over to Tom at about 2pm on a Friday afternoon, and low and behold first thing on Saturday morning, Postie delivers my iPhone cover!  So far I had been beyond impressed with their website, turnaround and delivery times.  Now for the real test……..I eagerly opened my package!
Now was I impressed with the actual product? You bet I was!  The quality of the product itself is excellent, as is the photographic quality.  The photograph is part of the cover itself, not just printed on it so it won't peel off!
The key points to note about this product are:
·         High grade plastic moulding
·         Integrated buttons
·         Scratch resistant and chip resistant
·         Photographic quality print image
The cover is a very snug fit, it fits my iPhone 4 perfectly, but I found it incredibly difficult to get off.  It’s relatively solid, and such a tight fit – maybe there is a knack to it, but it’s a knack I don’t currently possess.  Also to get the iPhone cover on, I found you have to be a little forceful (I suppose because it is such a tight fit).  I was a little scared it was going to crack, but it seems to be very resilient.  I see from looking at other reviews that the covers for the iPhone 3 and the Blackberry 8520 come in two pieces which slot together to fit around your phone, rather than have to be 'clipped' into place.  I like this idea as it means you don't end up damaging the edges of your phone trying to get the cover on/off.
The only other thing I found was that because I have an iPhone 4, the cover made my phone quite solid and a bit chunkier than it is naturally.  But to be honest, I think it's just a case of adjusting to something I'm not used to!
Here is my cover:

This cover is for an iPhone 4, but they are also available for iPhone 3 and Blackberry 8520.  I believe Mooskins are also working on covers for the iPad and iPod so keep your eye on their website!
 I think these personalised phone covers make the perfect gift, either for yourself or for somebody else! They’re gorgeous, great quality and best of all you don’t have to choose from factory made standard covers – you can have anything you like on it! What could be better?!
To take a look for yourself, visit Mooskins website – you won’t be disappointed!

Monday, 18 July 2011

Lucky's London Online Shop

What could possibly make chocolate and cake more exciting? Well, what about combining them together with beautiful packaging? An interesting and completely different concept that takes you right back to your childhood? A fantasy accompanied by incredible looking, smelling and tasting products?

Look no further than Lucky’s London!

Each collection they produce is based on a character from Wonderland, and combines different flavours using the finest ingredients and enrobed in premium Grand Cru Valrhona© chocolate from France (acclaimed as one of the best in the world!).  Valrhona produces vintage chocolate made from beans of a single year's harvest from a specific plantation.  Lucky’s also use 100% natural ingredients; they don’t use any preservatives, artificial flavours or colours in their products.  The cakes are totally coated in chocolate, and therefore should last up to 5/6 weeks even though the ingredients are fresh and natural.

The Honey Time collection includes; Fancy Fudge – a milk caramel filled honey cake in dark chocolate, Nutty Delay – nutella filled honey cake in white chocolate, Sour Kick – an apricot in bourbon filled honey cake in milk chocolate and NEW IN Coco Rush – a coconut cream filled honey cake in dark chocolate.
Fancy Fudge from the Honey Time Collection

The Mad Hatter Bar collection includes; Fruity Rhapsody – a cranberry brownie in dark chocolate, Mocha Madness – an espresso infused brownie covered with white chocolate, Chunky Nutter – a dark brownie with white chocolate and pecan chunks in milk chocolate and NEW IN Going Bananas – brownie with banana and candied ginger in milk chocolate.

Chunky Nutter from the Mad Hatter Bar Collection

Both the Honey Time and the Mad Hatter Bar collection come as individual units, carefully wrapped in food-safe cellophane and packed in a clear gift box. 

Honey Time Collection – Coco Rush        
Both ranges are also available in a 3-piece gift set with gorgeous gift boxes inspired by the White Rabbit (for the Honey Time Collection) and by the Mad Hatter (for the Mad Hatter Bar Collection).  You can customise the contents of your gift box by choosing which 3 pieces are included, allowing you (or the lucky recipient) to indulge in your favourite flavours!

Inspired by the White Rabbit, this gift box has a large window and silver metallic rabbits all over the dark blue base, and an insert covered in a cute white fur fabric.

Inspired by the Mad Hatter, this gift box is decorated with silver dots, cups and tea pots all over.

Although they might look small, the cakes and fillings are very rich, and contain at least 50g of pure chocolate enrobing them.  Lucky’s therefore intend them to be shared between two (allowing you to share something special with someone special) or as a very indulgent sharing for one!

Lucky’s also produce “Tiny Pieces of Wonderland” which are miniature versions of their chocolate covered cakes Honey Time and Mad Hatter Bar, and are ideal as a quick bite-size treat during the day.  Each unit is wrapped in cellophane and carefully placed in a stylish light blue box all covered with silver foiling.

These Tiny Pieces of Wonderland also come in a 6-piece gift set and can be customised to suit you.

And if that’s not enough excitement for one day….and just when you think it can’t get any better….it does!! In addition to this, Lucky’s create unique chocolate eggs with filled walls and I have to say, they look absolutely incredible! In fact, the picture alone makes my mouth water and my stomach rumble with delight!

The Humpty Dumpty units are 320g and come in three different flavours; Lord Dark Toffius – dark chocolate with a milk caramel filling, Mister ChestNut Mate – milk chocolate with a chestnut puree filling and Sir White PumpKing – white chocolate with a spiced pumpkin and coconut filling. Humpty Dumpty comes in a gorgeous tin box with burgundy velvet ribbon.

Lord Dark Toffius

Mister ChestNut Mate

Sir White PumpKing shown with the gorgeous tin box

The filled walls of Humpty Dumpty

These are also available in miniature 80g units (Mini Humpty Dumpty).  Mini Humpty Dumpty comes wrapped in cellophane inside a clear box.

Mini Humpty Dumpty

Any number of these luxury products would make the most amazing and special gift, or if you simply can’t resist (and no-one would blame you!) a lovely treat for yourself! 

You can see (and most importantly BUY) all of these products, and more (as Lucky's are constantly updating and adding new products) at Lucky's London Online Shop - I highly recommend you don't delay and go and experience a magical experience combined with extremely high quality products!