RJ Hair, Rayleigh

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RJ Hair, Rayleigh

Hair Cut Rayleigh

It’s no secret that I hate having my haircut. There isn’t a particular reason, a hairdresser has not ever chopped my head off or anything, but I just find it boring. So when I found RJ Hair in Rayleigh, the first thing I thought was “wow, that looks like a nice place to spend a couple of hours” and I was sold.

Getting a haircut in Rayleigh

RJ Hair in Rayleigh is situated on the high street right opposite The Roebuck. So if you have ever been to Pink Toothbrush and had a few drinks first then you will know EXACTLY where it is. Parking is located more or less behind the salon so it’s easily accessible from public transport or car.

I booked in for a trim as I haven’t had one since before Cyprus which is preposterous, and my Mum booked in for a cut and colour. Everyone at the salon is really welcoming and the inside is lovely. They even have a colour bar complete with iPads you can use while waiting for your colour.

The staff are really talented and my wash cut and blow dry was amazing, I popped up to the chemist afterwards feeling like a pure 10/10 (I’m about a 4/10 on a good day). My Mum stole my thunder though as her hair came out lovely.

Having your hair coloured in Rayleigh

Mum wanted a full on change. She had hated her hair for ages and even asked me to trim the ends for her (I said no, last person who should be trusted with scissors).  She had a lot but off and a full head of highlights and it looked AMAZING. I can’’t believe how natural the highlights look and the cut is perfect. The team there are so good, I’d really recommend them and I’m thrilled that I’ve finally found my forever hairdresser. Everyone obviously feels the same as me as EVERY SINGLE Facebook review on their page is 5*. 

Hairdressers Rayleigh

Get in touch with RJ Hair, Rayleigh

01268 947030

Website: https://www.rjhair.co.uk/

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MiniXplorers Christmas Gift Guide

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1. Snuglo™ clothing

Bees Knees Newborn Baby Gift Set is the perfect gift. This super cool slogan is one of a Snuglo’s newest designs.



This set includes:

  • I’m the Bees Knees baby grow, on amber yellow in size 0-3mths.
  • I’m the Bees Knees Bib on amber yellow.
  • Bad hair day hat in yellow.
  • This Sucks dummy on yellow with white print.

Made from super soft 100% cotton and machine washable at 40 degrees. All items are hand screen printed in England on vibrant colours with cool slogans making for a unique baby gift that is sure to make a big statement. All items will be lovingly packaged in a cool Snuglo™ branded box with tissue paper and we will gladly add a personal note from you if you are sending it as a gift.



2.Baby Acorn


100% cotton waterfall blue sleepsuit from the Waterfall Fox collection. This side fastening sleepsuit has integrated mittens, poppers for easy changing and features the blue Waterfall Fox print consisting of silver foxes on waterfall blue. All of our products are machine washable at 40 degrees.


3.Molly & Monty



White organic Sleepsuit, Blanket and Beanie set featuring our Red Star design. Gift wrapped in tissue paper and delivered in a beautiful large magnetic closing keepsake box.
A great set to start your collection.
Made in the UK from 100% organic cotton.





This Christmas design for baby is very pretty and goes with any outfit with the cream background. This fun Christmas dribble bib is made from top quality 100% soft woven cotton fabrics for your baby’s gentle skin. We use soft 100% absorbent woven cotton for the backing fabric too. There are no complicated fastenings or metal parts, as the bibs fasten with adjustable plastic poppers, making them perfectly safe.



5.British Babies


This is a lovely cream fox pyjama set with all over fox print on the leggings and sleeves. Felix the Fox is cuddled up fast asleep for those sleepy little cubs at bedtime.

The top is a slim fit t-shirt shape. The leggings have elasticated cuffs to prevent them from sliding up little legs in bed. Made with 100% British organic cotton jersey.



6.Pretty Bows for Princesses


Christmas tinsel bows (5 pack)

5 beautiful tinsel bows ready for clips bobbles or hairbands all handmade, custom orders also taken.


7.Juniper Berry Kids



One of our new designs for Autumn/Winter 2017. We have introduced a fancy ruffle and   new a-line shape with a pretty pleat at the front. Perfect for the festive season!


This dress is made using beautifully soft, UK sourced, cotton corduroy fabric with a contrast pink floral fabric for the ruffle and pockets and our signature neon pink trim. It’s classic with a twist and can be worn with tights or over leggings.


The dress is long sleeved and has a zip fastening at the back. It’s 100% cotton excluding the trims.


Available in sizes: 1-2yrs, 2-3yrs, 3-4yrs, 4-5yrs, 6-7yrs and 8-9yrs.

Price £50

8.Funky Feet Fashions



Guaranteed festive fun with huge antlers and large red noses.


These festive reindeers are the perfect gift for baby’s first Christmas and make super soft baby shoes & toddler slippers.

Our funky footwear makes an ideal gift for new born babies and children.


These reindeers are a pram shoe, a pre-walker, cool for crawling, safe for first steps and wicked for walking. They’re perfect for nursery, kindergarten, school or home.


Buying as a gift? Select the gift box option above & we’ll write your message on the gift tag and tie the gift box up with a satin ribbon.

£18.99 – £22.99




Meet Brunta… a handmade bear cushion printed with eco-friendly inks. In black and white with flecks of pink, this bear is perfect for a modern nursery or kids room.


It will complement any room scheme and makes a lovely gift for a new baby.


Digitally-printed onto cotton twill with eco-friendly pigment inks.

Filled with hollow fibre filling and backed with soft organic cotton flannel.

A woven name label is sewn into the side seam.

Printed and handmade in the UK.

H31 x W24 cm, approx.

Free gift wrap available. This can be wrapped with a small handwritten tag attached.



10.Rix and Co


Our unique hobby horse design brings a classic toy into the modern age. Our hobby  horses are made from the best and most durable materials of birch wood and feature a hand crafted oak handle. Our Hobby horses are supplied with or without handles depending upon your preference. They also come in a variety of colours to compliment any interior or child’s favourite colour. Let their imagination grow.
Colours available:
Fuscia, Baby pink, Purple, Lemon, Sunshine Yellow, Turquoise, Blackboard



11.Celtic and Co.


Kids’ Sheepskin Slippers

Snuggle up for story time in our cosy sheepskin bootees. Comfortable and durable, they have hardwearing soles and a cuffed ankle that can be worn up or down.






Engraved Yummikeys! Meet Coco Crocodile, Ziggy Zebra and Emma Elephant, a trio of beautifully designed cheeky chums for babies.


Produced in the UK, Yummikeys are made from stainless steel (the very same material as your cutlery). They are cool on teething gums, beautifully-designed and provide jingly fun with built-in baby appeal. We offer an engraving service, making them an ideal keepsake gift too.


Yummikeys are a safe, hygienic alternative to real keys and last but not least (as we know to our cost), should your baby mislay them, you will not have to change the locks!


13.Savannah and Skye



Inspired by an artists apron and in an original Savannah & Skye designed, limited edition, woodland print, this handmade pocket pinafore dress makes a real statement! The large front pocket is the perfect place for all your little ones collections!


Fully lined in 100% cotton, this medium weight linen/ cotton blend dress is the perfect year round addition to your child’s wardrobe. It is beautiful just the way it is or teamed with leggings and a long sleeved t-shirt or cardigan.


Dressed up for a party or down for a romp in the woods this dress will soon become a wardrobe staple.


Two poppers on each strap give plenty of room to grow!

£48.00 – £52.00


14. Selfie Clothing


Spiral into a magical colour in adventure with this unicorn kids colour in top

Get your little ones in the creative spirit with this unicorn kids colour in top, including six fabric pens.


This beautifully packaged kids colour in top, creative kit includes; a long-sleeved round neck top, six fabric colour in pens and a colour in practice sheet available for ages 2-10.


The lightweight jersey blend top features a unique unicorn colour in design, ready for your little kids to get creative with. The fabric pens use high-quality UV ink which can be air cured for 24 hours or ironed by a parent. The colours will not fade and can be worn time and time again.


The products are designed, handmade and handprinted in the UK exclusively for the Selfie Clothing Co. The perfect gift for any child with a creative edge or a group activity for parties or play dates.


For that perfect present, why not add our beautifully packaged gift wrap option?



15. Zac and Bella


Our half lined Arlo Christmas Romper makes a festive return for Christmas!


Plain Green with red stripe cuffs, lining & motif.


Featuring a fashionable drop crotch & funky prints you will be wanting this Romper in every fabric! Comfortable, fashionable and hard wearing.

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Fun Ways to Customise Your Trainers

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We all have a favourite pair (or two) of trainers that we love to wear all the time. They are sturdy and match almost everything in our wardrobe. As the writers of Complex magazine have indicated, style, durability, fit and the materials used are just a few of the factors that make great athletic trainers. But even the best footwear will experience some wear and tear, even the ones that have lasted us several years.

The distressed look has been proven popular among luxury labels, but many consumers lean towards the brand new feel rather than the aged, as Lyst explains brands like Gucci remain true to their heritage and aesthetic with everything from their bags to their footwear. New trumps the old, though it doesn’t mean you have to throw away your old kicks.

If you’re extra artsy, try revamping old shoes to give them a new look. A DIY project will be much cheaper than buying a new pair, plus, it’s an excuse to get your craft on!

Here are a few ideas on breathing new life into your old trainers:

1) Laceless Canvas Trainers

While the different shoelace styles can be fun to experiment with, some people are simply not fans of having to tie and untie them. If you’re one of those that prefer slip-ons, consider sewing down the sides of the tongue and attaching a piece of elastic band on the inside for laceless trainers. You can also choose to dye them if they are white canvas shoes. Check out Dream a Little Bigger for the complete tutorial.

2) Spray Painted Toms

The thing about the fabric on Toms is that they tend to fade over time, but with the help of white spray paint, the shoes will transform from drab to fab. Taping the tag and the soles, stuff the shoes with paper and then wrap them with doilies, and you’re ready to spray! Feel free to use any colour, if you prefer something other than white. For instructions with pictures, visit Lil Blue Boo for a more detail procedure of how to execute this DIY makeover.

3) Galaxy Print Trainers

Whether we’re talking about nails or bath bombs, the galaxy colour scheme is something we cannot stop obsessing about. If your sneakers have turned off-white or if you’re bored with your black canvas shoes, upgrade them with a galaxy print. You’ll need an array of washable paints, sponges and paintbrushes (toothbrushes work too), and a sealant. For directions from the expert who sells galaxy shoes on Etsy, have a look at Haley Taught Me How’s blog.