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Saturday, 13 October 2012

I won Beauty Balm's 1 year Blogging Giveaway!!

Hiya Beauties!! Long Time!!!
soooooo sorry i neglected my blog! :(
Have had loads of peoblems at home with health and my doggies health
but will try to get back on track so here i am!!

A few weeks back it was Beauty Balm's 1 year Blogging Birthday and the lovely Sandra was giving away a few prizes, all Sandra asked for was you chose what prize you would like and why you liked it, as well as to being a follower of her blog, and of course I'm an avid reader of her fab blog :)
I chose the forget me knot ring, when i saw it, i just fell in love!! Look how beautiful and dainty it is!
So when Sandra announced i had won I was amazed, I did not expect it at all, I was a little worried as I have quite large fingers and the ring would not fit but the lovely Sandra passed my details to the very talented Haldis over at Little Largo, Haldis emailed me right away asking for my ring size, I gave it to her but still wasn't sure she would have my size, but Haldis does made to order sizes and said it was no problem and a few days later the ring turned up and I haven't taken it off since! Its the perfect size and so small and cute, I have been after a ring like this for ages but as I have sausages fingers its quite hard to get hold of larger sized ladies rings:D
This is how it turned up all beautifully packaged with a hand written note!! 
All very cute! <3
And TaDa!!!

So Thank you so much Sandra for holding the giveaway and giving me the chance to get hold of such a beautiful item, I'm so in love with it!!!


The talented Haldis also has a blogspot you can have a gander at:

Littkelargojewllery.blogspot.co.uk

Go check out her amazing pieces all hand made from Scotland


Lots of Love

Nardine
xxx

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Memories Made in silver

My amazing friend Karen Dover is a very talented lady, she has a website called memories made in silver

"Memories forever captured in a beautiful piece of jewellery, created in 99.9% pure silver. A unique and lasting gift for your parents, grandparents, someone special or the person who has everything! The ideal gift for birthdays, christenings, mother or fathers day, anniversaries, engagments, wedding's or any special occasion. 
Anyones fingerprint can be made into silver jewellery, baby, child or adult. Hand and foot casts are now available in either a bronze or pearl opal finish Pottery commissions are a lovely way to remember your wedding day , you choose your piece of pottery decide on the centre design which I paint for you I then ask you to take it to your wedding reception and ask your guests to sign the rim in pencil I then paint over the signatures , glaze and fire the pottery for a lasting memento for you to display...."

Here are a few items Karen has 
made for me for gifts :)
 This was for a friends Birthday
 I asked Karen if she could make me two dog bowls for my little ratbags, & i couldn't be happier with what she made!
These Mugs were gifts for my sister & her husband
This is one of Karens beautiful silver
 necklaces she sent me 
 And my very own Mug 
So fancy something personalised? for yourself or as a gift then get in touch with the lovely karen, her prices are very reasonable and the quality is amazing, she also has a Facebook page Here, I will keep you all updated with new items made for me with pictures.

For prices please contact Karen on: 

Email: karen@memoriesmadeinsilver.co.uk
Telephone: 01905 755761 or 07747 096264

These are all my own pictures taken by Karen or myself.

Nails of the Weekend

I Have totally fallen in love with my new nail polish given to me by my beautiful friend Karen over at memories made in silver, please excuse the state of my nails but they keep breaking :(

This colour is called Fantasy Fire by Maxfactor

Its such a beautiful colour but needs about 3 to 4 coats to help it pop

Hugs N Kisses
Nardine
xxx

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Friday's Haul

1- Stila whiting foundation in shade E from POUNDLAND for £1
2- Sally Hanson Colour Quick Chrome in silver from Poundland for £1
3- Essie duo pack polish from TKMAXX 
(Ridge filling base coat & status symbol) for £7.99
4- Revlon Just bitten kissable balm stain in Darling 
(a beautiful pinky lilac colour) £5.99

Been shopping lately? I do every Friday before work as i don't start till 1pm lol and i got to pass 101 shops before i get there and just cant help me self lol....


Hugs N Kisses
Nardine
xxx

Nails of the Weekend!

I LOVE this amazing Barbie Pink from Essie called "Status Symbol" I picked this up from TKMAXX on Friday, came in a duo pack with a Ridge filler base coat, all for an amazing £7.99!!! Bargain or what?!
Whats your favourite Essie colour? 

p.s. Looks amazing with my new doggy tan! :P ( I say doggy as its only my top half that's tanned with strap marks lol, due to our doggy summer!)

Hugs N Kisses
Nardine
xxx

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

French Jolie box...

So when my June Joliebox finally turned up i had a card in it saying i had won a French JolieBox wahooooo! And Here it is:
I believe its the French January box 2012

First item on the little menu is: Clarins Gloss prodige in "CANDY"- Its a very cute mauve pink, great colour for the lovely summer months! (Shame I'm not a lipgloss person) - mini sample size

Second Item on the menu is: Lierac Energizing smoothing cream for early wrinkles and fine lines (This is defiantly something i will use and prob love, i maybe only 26 but them fine lines are sure creeping up on me!) - 15ml

Third Item is: Natura Brasil (Full size item) A foot and leg cream! simples Again perfect for summer! :) - 100ml

Fourth item is: Roger Gallet spf 15 Hands & Nails cream another full size item RRP £8.00 - 75ml

And Last but not least is: Singuladerm Physiodefence SPF 20 Hydrant cream - a great cream for dehydrated skin with spf, perfect for moi ! :) These were two little 5ml samples.

As a bonus item i received a small year 2012 diary (witch is in french) but its cute and easy to throw in my bag for note taking etc! :)
I absolutely love my french box!! so Thank you so much for my free prezzie Jolie Team!!!

Hugs N Kisses
Nardine
xxx



Sunday, 22 July 2012

Nails of the Weekend!



A simple but summery nail this weekend for moi! 
I love this duo chrome Models Own in Indian Ocean! 
In Natural Light

Hugs N Kisses
Nardine
xxx

Monday, 16 July 2012

Beauty box for mums to be...

I just found a new beauty box with a twist!


Each Beauty Bundle is designed to help mums-to-be and new mums discover new products for mum and baby, whatever stage of pre or postnatal pregnancy they are in.

We know that you don’t always have the time or the energy to go shopping, so let us put together the perfect pamper package and deliver it directly to your door.

Simply let us know babies due date or birthday on subscription and leave the rest to us. Baby has already arrived? Don’t worry! The bundle keeps on giving even after you are a parent & will include some surprises for baby too!

Treat yourself to one of the packages below or purchase one as a gift. You will receive an email from us and your gifted box will come with a personal message from you.



So are you a mum to be? what do you think, would be great for expecting mums and new mummies as a gift :) if you've ever got a box or you're sub'ed to them let me know, what you think of them and what there service is like 

Hugs N Kisses
Nardine
xxx 

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Nails of the Weekend!

China Glaze - Purple panic (Neon) & Glacier
I just put a base coat on x2 (purple panic) then used the glitter polish and dabbed it on the edge, simples!

Hugs N kisses
Nardine
xxx

Lacura Beauty

So i was on my way home from North London and come across Aldi so i decided to have a wonder in and i remember reading a few blogs about the Aldi brand Lacura Beauty, so i decided to pick up a few items, first thing i picked up was there foundation in 40 bronze, which is there darkest shade. I also picked up a Power Blush in 76 Sunset, This is a lovely colour, great for an every day look. The packaging is very simple but nice not cheap looking yet only cost me £2.39 each!! BARGIN I think!


So i decided to test out the goods for the day

<<< So sorry for the ugly picture , but as you can see i have dark circles, red patches and uneven skin tone... by the way i don't use canceller, I just cant be arse to be honest + it just seems to cake up on me, even when using high end brands like MAC and Illamasqua.

This is my finished face, What ya think? >>>

I think the coverage is amazing and this is just the foundation on, nothing else  i.e setting power or a primer base. 

The foundation seems to cover all my uneven skin and redness. 

I give this a 10/10 for an Inexpensive foundation. 
I didn't need to touch up or reapply for the day, it lasted about 6 to 7 hours perfect on my face and the formula was perfect for my skin type as I have dry patchy skin and some foundations just seem to cake and crack after an hour.





As for the Blush, i love the colour and it lasted me about 6
hours with out the need for reapplying.

I will defiantly be going back to buy more from this brand and I cant wait to test out other shades of the blush and maybe pick up some eyeshadow as well as maybe the skin care range :)

Lacura Beauty foundation in 40 bronze
Lacura Beauty powder Blush in 76 Sunset
HD Brows palette in Vamp
Mac Of Summer satin eye shadow
collection 2000 Extreme 24 hour felt tip liner in black
Make up forever smoky lash mascara in extra black
Origins brow fix
Elysambre Lipstick in shade 204 ( from my JolieBox )

So Ladies what do you think? Have you tried this brand? Would you? Let me know your thoughts :)

Hugs N Kisses
Nardine
xxx 


Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Betrousse

Betrousse: A New French Beauty box full of Full size great brands and products. Postage is a little pricey £5 but knowing your getting full size products makes up for that fact, on your first order you also get £3 off, witch is a bonus :) There are three boxes for the month of July to chose from:




I chose The Must Haves box and its amazing, i will use everything, this box is worth £131 and i only picked it for for a tinny fee of £21 including postage :) AMAZING!!!
Pure Papaya Ointment - 25g £9.99
LPG ( Aqueous Cellulite Detox Serum )- 100ml £41
Oceange ( Anti Age Cavir Night Cream )- 1.17fl.oz £60.60
Ostraly ( Moisturizing Tea Tree Oil Cream )- 250g £18.80
Bacti Control ( Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer )- 60ml £1.30

This is defiantly one beauty box i'll be buying over again as its amazing, you get to see what your getting before you buy and you defiantly get a great value for your money!

Hugs N Kisses
Nardine
xxx

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Nixoderm for skin problems!

Nixoderm, Have you tried this? what do you think? was browsing though Ebay as i always do... was looking for something for my skin problems (I have dry patches on my face with the off spot outbreaks and redness), but didn't want to spend a fortune, I then came across this:
At first i thought it looks a little doggy but then i googled some reviews about this and read loads of good things so i through ah why not?! So i went ahead and brought one from HERE. It turned up 2 days later and first thing i did was open it and take a big sniff of it! W.O.W (word of warning) DO NOT DOT THAT! lol brought tears to my eyes. It has a very strong funky fishy/moth ball smell, not very pleasant at all.

Ingredients:
benzoic acid 6%, titanium dioxide 10%, salicylic acid 2.5%, menthol 1.1%, precipitated sulphur 4.6%, in a smoothing emollient base.


Instructions: Bathe affected parts in warm water with mild or toilet soap. Apply nixoderm leberally night and morning rub in gently. for delicate skin, dilute with petroleum jelly. 

Due to the strong smell and thick consistance i will only use this before bed, but only on nights the hubby isn't home as he did give me a funny look n asked me if i was trying to get rid off the moths from  the flat! That night i had a huge spot on my chin :( ugly thing big and red, wasn't nice one bit so i stick some of this stuff on and went to bed next day the spot was nearly gone! not red any more nor did it hurt or needed squeezing (i kno i kno your not meant to squeeze spots), i also have two large  patches on my face where its always dry and this stuff is starting to help that nicely :) so in just a few days of having this stuff i give it a 9/10 as it is defiantly a miracle worker on my skin, Cheap and effective only downfall is the smell :) Let me know what you think?! Have you tried this? Cant go wrong for less then  £2.50!

Hugs N Kisses
Nardine
xxx

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

June's Eco-Emi Box

This is my last Box for a while as its getting a little pricey for me :( need to save up for other more important things in my life! But you never know later on in the year i might resub if i can as i do love seeing that little white box in my postmans hand!

First thing that my eyes were draw to was the large purple box!! Vitacare Toothpase, i remember back in our March box we had a tooth brush from this company :) so now i have the set, would be great to take on holiday with me, as i normally use an electric toothbrush this would be easer to carry and store.

1. VitaCare Multicare toothpaste is made from Natural Flavours and is Fluoride free witch is a big yay!! oh double yay its a full size!

2. Body Balm an Organic orchard pear & fig another full size item. This balm can be used on anything on the body, find a dry spot and wip it out and whack it on! Even great on Lips!
3. Rainwater Botanicals Natural Deodrant in Jasmine Wind, This stuff smells amazing!!! OMG cant wait to try this out, you get quite a decent size sample pot :)
4. Eco Tints a Naturally glisting lip moisturizer once again another full size item!!
5. Amazing meal by Amazing grass a pomegranate and mango infusion, This is a powered drink, you can add to your juices, water or even milk as well as your smoothies, great for people on the go and is a good jump-start to your day :)
6. Natural Vitality Dietary supplements one is an Energy one and the other is an Organic life vitamins.
7. Mighty Leaf Iced Tea this is for use with a pitcher or jug not just a small glass, cant wait to try this, i love ice tea :D
8. Pyure an Organic calorie-free, sugar free stevia sweetener, not to into sweeteners but will give this a go.

Hugs N kisses
Nardine
xxx

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Vintage style Colgate for 25p!

Hiya Beauties!


















I Was shopping in Sainsburys today and come across this "Colgate Cavity Dental Cream" Aka....... Toothpaste!! Its only 75ml but for the lovely price of only 25p!!! Yes thats right only 25p!!! I believe they brought this out to celebrate the Queens  Jubilee but it didn't go down too well and they had lots left so its going cheap! Pick your self up one if not for the novelty but for the cheap price and cute packaging, it's so cute! I was advised its just like the normal Colgate toothpaste, it's just the packaging that's different!!! :)


The old school tube!!

Hugs N kisses
Nardine
xxx

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

May's Eco-Emi Box


1.Mangosteen & Pineapple Candle Tin by Beeluxe: Beeluxe has some of the very best organic candles that smell simply amazing! this candle's 100% clean natural ingredients combine yummy tropical fruits pineapple and mangosteen creating the perfect summer candle addition to any home or office.

2.The All Natural Face mint infused vegan lipgloss in peppermint icing & Tangerine vegan lip Exfolient: I love the products by The All Natural Face, and this is the perfect duet to get your kisser ready for the summer! The lip scrub is filled with natural exfoliating ingredients and nutritious oils that will leave your lips deeply moisturised and ready for shiny gloss in the perfect summer pretty pink with peppermint oils and ready to plump and sooth your lips while tasting great!

3.Chocolate Lip Balm by Beeluxe: we all need a little more chocolate in our lives, and the decadent goodness of this chapstick is just the thing for a mini chocolate fix. Made with organic ingredients, it is only great for your lips, but good for the planet as well & is the perfect balm to complete your lip care treatment this month.

4.Wildly Natural Seaweed Argan Shampoos & Conditioners: with a combination of seaweed extract, argan oil & vitamin E, this shampoo & conditioner set will cleanse and nourish your hair and scalp, leaving you with beautifully moisturised strands.

5. Cinnemon Gum by Glee Gum: when i found out that regular chewing gum contained plastic that was not only bad for me, but bad for the planet as well, i turned to a more natural gum. Glee uses natural chicle, not synthetic resins to get that gummy texture & it comes in many flavours!
My view: yummy yummy yummy! will try and get hold of this in the UK, Cinnamon is my favourite flavour, a big thumbs up from me, its not to strong of a flavour just right!

6.Ellbees Original Garlic Seasoning & Rub: This seasoning is packed full of garlic & just the right amount of peppers to make your mouth water. It is a great rub for grilled portabellas, a wonderful seasoning for baked veggies, or an easy & delicious twist on traditional garlic bread.

7.Pinto Beans & Flax Chips by Beanitos: If you are looking for a low glycemic, great tasting snack that is not full of empty calories, then try Beanitos. They come in many flavours and are packed with non GMO veggie fiber, protein & omega 3's.
My view: errrrm not as nice as i was hoping a little on the bland side but filled me up for lunch so thats a plus! :o)

8.Omega Swirl Vegan Oil in blackberry & fish oil in Mango peach by Barleans: Natural choice for getting your Omegas. Always fresh, raw & organic, these oils come in a variety of flavors to suit your taste buds. i alway have a bottle of vegan omega 3, 6, 9 swirl in my refrigerator, & find it a delicious treat by itself or added to a smoothie.

Hugs N Kisses
Nardine
xxx

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Michel Mercier Detangling Brush Vs Tangle Teezer!!

Hiya Beauties!
Ever herd of Michel Mercier?? I haven't till about 2 months ago!! So i decided to pick my self up a brush from his website: http://www.michelmercier.co.uk/

They have three types, one for  Normal hair, Fine hair and Thick hair..... I have very curly thick hair so my obvious choice was to pick up the Thick hair one, all three are priced at £14.95, a little steep for a hair brush but i went for it any way. In the past i used my Tangle Teezer but found it hard to use as it always slips out my hand and found the the bristles bend very easy so when i saw this brush i was happy to pay the extra for the same concept but with a handle! I must say i LOVE it!!! Its perfect!!!!Easy to use, doesn't rip out loads of hair stimulates hair growth, im sure my hair has grown an inch or more since using it.
This is now the only brush for me, i use my Tangle teezer on my dogs as its soft and doesn't hurt them & great for getting out their dead hair.

Whats you view on the two brushes? Have you tried them both? Let me know!!



The Secret:

"After years of research into the brushing process, the innovative Michel Mercier brush was born. An exclusive patent involving 428 bristles positioned at different heights with a unique geometric distribution, the brush helps to disperse the pressure placed on the hair during brushing, resulting in easier detangling, reduced hair loss and breakage, and a far more pleasant brushing experience overall.

The brush is available in three color-coded models to suit different hair types: fine, normal and thick, so no matter what your type, thanks to this revolutionary brush everyone everywhere can ‘untangle their day’ with the Michel Mercier detangling hairbrush.

For those who know the pain of brushing, look no further. The Michel Mercier Brush works perfectly with all hair types, from dry colour damaged hair to thick European, Afro and Asian hair textures. Gone are the days of tugging until the brush handle breaks, it glides smoothly through wet or dry hair, curly or straight, and is even gentle enough to tackle hair extensions and real or synthetic wigs."

Hugs N Kisses
Nardine
xxx

April's Eco-Emi Box





1. This is a fabulous vegetarian soap. Unlike most soap which strip your skin of its natural oils, this actually moisturises your skin as you use it and contains NO artificial colours, preservatives, or fillers --ever! Great for all skin types, especially for anyone with extra dry or sensitive skin


2. Burts Bees Plum Lip Shimmer is he perfect choice when trying o create a simple laid back or sophisticated look without too much effort. Shea Butter and antioxidant-rich fruit oils moisturise, nourish and soften lips naturally and lovingly. Burts Bees lip shimmers are available in 12 shades including three fresh new colours: Cherry, Plum and Strawberry

3. Dr. Collins Natural Vegan & Gluten Free Toothpaste features the finest ingredients found in nature with a delicious Vanilla Mint & Goji Berry flavor. Superfruits, Antioxidents, and Vitamins support optimal oral health while Tee tree oil and Magnolia bark work as natural antiseptics that fight bacteria and freshen breath. No preservatives, artificial ingredients, fluoride or sodium lauryl sulfate.


4. Lauren Brooke cosmetics, Bronzer. This is the time of year I search for the bronzer to help me achieve a beautiful sun kissed glow and Lauren's golden bronzer is a must in my makeup bag. I love that it is light and airy and does not turn orange or feel to heavy. This colour works great for creating sun kissed looks on pale skin, a warm glow for natural skin tones and a beautiful highlight for dark skin.

5. Whipped Shea Butter, I am addicted to body butters and I especially love whipped body butters! The whipped butters have a very light and fluffy consistency and Shea Radiance has created a magical recipe containing melon seed oils which quickly absorb into the skin. Rich and easily spreadable, but not at all greasy or heavy. The scent is an amazing blend of essential oils and cozy Indian spices like anise, clove, cardamon, vanilla and black pepper. Meant to give a warm and sweet comforting smell.


6. Raw Honey. Blended from multifloral nectar collected on Fair Trade Cerfified cooperatives. This yummy honey is never heated and pairs perfectly on warm biscuits, in salad dressings, with yogurt or hard cheeses

7. Tropical Lime Yerba mate Tea Bags contains 100% organic ingredients including sun dried lime, hibiscus flowers and green yerba mate. Each bag is Double the size of most tea-bags and is naturally high in Vitamin C resulting in a fruity Tropical blend that is not only refreshing hot or cold, but is an amazing booster to your body's defence system


8. Natural Seaweed Body Wash with Eucalyptus and Peppermint combines the naturally nourishing properties of seaweed along with all-natural ingredients, including Kukui which is a potent natural moisturiser and Neem Oil which is known in India to be rich in emollients that help to protect and moisturize your skin. Great for anyone, especially suffers of dry, red, scaling, flaking, or rough skin."


9. Catalyst Gourmet specializes in vegan, artisan, antioxidant-rich products that lend a delicious, healing and trans formative experience to your favourite foods and beverages. This month's box features a selection of their Enchanting Chai line. The Gourmet Enhancer will bring a captivating flavor and aroma to your drinks and meals without the need of sugar. For a sweet treat, the Finishing Sugar is a divine combination of the Gourmet Enhancer and all natural, raw sugar. Finally, satisfy your chocolate craving with their antioxidant rich Gourmet Spiced Chocolate.



Elephant Poo Card

I had to write about this. I was very curious why there was a orange folded paper with a picture of an elephant on it. Reading the card, it describes the killing of elephants for use of land for agriculture in Sri Lanka. If the local inhabitants can find a reason to live with elephants and create a sustainable economic resource, then the killings would stop. Well it turns out elephant dung makes great paper! Elephants eat so much grass, their dung (poo) is very high in cellulose. I never even knew that, and I’m so glad companies like Mr. Ellie Pooh are working with locals to find a sustainable, win-win situation for both the town inhabitants and the local animals. The website sells all sorts of paper and card products, it’s really cool!




Hugs N Kisses
Nardine
xxx
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