Thursday, 7 March 2013

A Little Thank You #1....Manchester Fashion Week Blogger Gift Box

As official bloggers for Manchester Fashion Week , we get sent #MCRFW gift boxes every month until the end of Manchester Fashion Week, which runs from Monday 22nd till Friday 26th of April. A box of goodies...monthly...what's not to love and means that we get the chance to share with you some on-trend brands and products.


When the first package came in the post, I (fikki) couldn't wait for Lola so opened it up, shot-gunned what I wanted (mmmm chocolates!) and wrapped it up again so Lola would never know...mwahahaha! Anywoos, here is the low-down on what was in the box...

A box full of goodies!

A range of beauty products

Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara (sample) - This high-end mascara (£22) that definitely does what it says. I have been using it for the last few days and it made my lashes look longer and voluminous. Definitely a keeper! 

Lancome Genifique Yeux Eye Cream (sample) - Another Lancome product... It retails at £39 so isn't cheap but I suppose for a lady with a few wrinkles the price tag is not an issue. Although we're both thankfully still wrinkle free, we'll try this product for a while to see if it makes our eyes pop...

Inner Me’s Lustrous Locks Vitamin Complex - Vitamins are one of those things that I (fikki) always wish I remembered to take. On days when I do remember to take one, I always forget whether I had taken one that day; putting me at risk of a vitaminosis (medical word on fashion blog alert!). So the daily labelling on the blister pack of this product makes it very user friendly (£15 for a 2 week supply). 

We were both curious to find out what was inside the little box from Accessoryo

And inside was this pair of Accessoryo Wayfarer Sunglasses. Perfect for summer! There might be a bit of a squabble over who gets these. On their website they sell a huge range of items from handbags to jewellery to umbrellas.

Lastly the box contained a bunch of edible goodies. 

Popchips Potato Crisps - These were everywhere at LFW and at with less than 100 calories in a bag I see why. The only thing is I wish they sent the thai sweet chilli flavour instead :-( but the salt and pepper ones were yummy too (69p a bag). 

Teapigs Peppermint Tea - My housemate who is a tea fiend (she has about 10 varieties at any one time) raves about Teapigs products and I take her word for it. Products retail from about £3.99 for 15 tea bags and they do sell smaller samples. I may have to try their popcorn tea! 

Megaload Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups - It's like someone knew how much I am currently loving peanut butter after not having it for years. Yummy treat!


Hotel Chocolat Sleekster Milk Oblivion Box - I am supposed to be on a semi diet (all girls are always on a diet) but these were hard to resist and I am not even a chocoholic. The flavours are fantastic from Sea salt to mocha to choc-chip *drooling as I type. I am finding it hard to leave some for Lola! They retail at £22 and are the perfect gift for a chocoholic as I think the flavours make them worth the money.

Is there anything on the list that takes your fancy? Can't to see wait to get the next Manchester Fashion Monthly!



  1. I missed yall xoxoxox

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  2. jealous


  3. hi dear! i just found your blog and i love it! great post!!! would you like to follow each other?


  4. I love your blog


Thanks for all your lovely comments! - Fikki and Lola xx

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