Review: The Body Shop Colour Crush Nail Colours

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Hi there lovelies, 

(The Body Shop Colour Crush Nail Colours, photo taken on Nokia 1020)
This week I've taken a look at these four nail shades from the colour crush collection by The Body Shop... See what I thought in my YouTube review video... 




* This post is in partnership with The Body Shop UAE

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Crown & Glory The Glitterati Box Unboxing

Monday, 20 October 2014

Hi there lovelies,




As you know I'm always on the look out for quirky and fabulous things.
This week I want to introduce you to CROWN AND GLORY from Cornwall in the UK and their Glitterati Box Subscription service.

In a nutshell you pay 20 GBP around 100 AED and get a mystery box of goodies sent to your door.

The cool part is that although Crown and Glory are based in the UK they actually do ship to Dubai! YAY! 

Check out this months unboxing video... because it's October and Halloween this months box has a Halloween Theme going on ...




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Sparkly Sunday

Sunday, 19 October 2014

1. Beau Monde Babe

I'm always on the look out right now for cute, funky items of baby clothing and I stumbled across this online store on Instagram the other day. Chris & I are particularly liking this "BAT BABY Onesie". . . . .  Chris is a Batman fan, so yeah... ;) 

( Photo thanks to Beau Monde Baby




Momymoo do super funky changing bags and hospital bags. This one was brought for us as a gift off of our baby registry and I have to say, I'm totally in love with it already!

(Photo taken by Clare Elise using Nokia 1020 phone) 


If you're a cat lover and you've not seen Simon's Cat on YouTube you are seriously missing out... Here's the Halloween Special... 




This is so nineties... it's out in November on Spinnin Records.



I really do love this time of year... Autumn and Christmas is my favourite! I also really enjoy burning candles at this time of the year therefore I'm always on the look out for pumpkin ones... I found this company on ETSY and the scent sounds pretty fabulous! 

(Photo thanks to The Tiny Collection)


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Baby Bump Update Week 28

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Hi there lovelies,
It's WEEK 28 and this week was scan week...



The Pregnancy Vlog this week includes a sparkly cosmetics launch and about baby bumps scan! 
(watch the video by clicking on the picture below)




How far along?

28 Weeks going into 29 Weeks.

Maternity clothes?

It's all about maternity clothing now and I've just ordered myself some bits for the hospital.

Stretch marks?

There's a few little stretch marks now on my lower belly but nothing to bad... I definitely think my stretch mark lotions and potions are helping :) 

Sleep:

Sleep's been rubbish this week. My hip and backs been really achy and sleeping on my side has been uncomfortable.

Best moment this week:

Going for our 28 Week check up and seeing baby bump! 


Anything making you queasy or sick?

Drinking milk stops me from feeling sick! 

Gender: 

Check out our YouTube video to find out if its a boy or a girl!!!!!

Symptoms:

Sore back and hips. 


Happy or moody most of the time:

Happy always :)

Looking forward to:

Seeing Gary Barlow on stage here in Dubai! 

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Review: Nspa Mum to be: Blooming Gorgeous Gift Set

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Hi there lovelies,

There's nothing more exciting than receiving a fab surprise gift from the UK... 
Even better when it's a beauty gift! 

You may have heard of nspa from the UK and seen the brand in the well known supermarket ASDA.

Here's the gift-set I received the Nspa Mum to be: Blooming Gorgeous Gift Set

(nspa Mum To Be Blooming Gorgeous Gift)



As you can see it contains three different beauty treats for mum to be!


1. nspa Relaxing Bath and Shower Crème

This is a lovely soothing bath and shower crème, it foams beautifully and leaves you with soft skin. I really like the scent as it's got a really lovely clean scent. It's also pretty good as a bubble bath!
( nspa mum to be relaxing bath and shower creme)


2. nspa Moisturising Bump Butter

The key ingredients in this bump butter from nspa are 


Shea Butter, Rosehip Oil and Vitamin E.
I've been using this in the evening as I found it to be a little to sticky and thick for use in the day here in Dubai. However as a night time bump treatment I love it. 


It feels really nourishing and it leaves your bump feeling super soft.
(nspa mum to be moisturising bump butter)




3. nspa Nourishing Stretch Mark Oil


This is definitely my favourite item in the gift pack. This nspa nourishing stretch mark oil is super light and it absorbs into the skin really quickly making it perfect for use first thing in the morning. This little bottle of oil also contains some great stretch mark preventing ingredients with Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Vitamin A and E.
(nspa nourishing stretch mark oil)




Find out more on here NSPA



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New Music I'm liking right now...

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Hi there lovelies,

As you know I'm a HUGE fan of music and I've always tried to support local talent / up and coming talent on the radio whenever I can.  I've been doing a post on the "Sparkly Blog" called Tuesday Tunes for a while now as a way of sharing with you new music finds. However as you've may have noticed I've not done a Tuesday Tunes post for a while.... 
I've decided to do a Tuesday Tunes once a month now sharing a few of my new music finds... 
Let me know though if you'd like me to do more.... 


1. Problem - Pentatonix (Ariana Grande Cover)



I know this is a cover version, but this was to good not to share... What do you think to it?

2. Waze & Odyssey vs R. Kelly - Bump & Grind 2014



This samples two well know nineties tunes. I don't normally enjoy remixes or reworked tracks... however this one is done so well! Also the videos a good laugh!  I guarantee after one listen you'll be hooked and be playing it on repeat.

3. Red Sky - 'LosingYou'



This whole group is made up very talented songwriters, musicians and singers.  Find out all about them on their website RED SKY JULY . I've featured them before as a favorite and I've decided to feature them again because each album just keeps getting better and better.

4. Sheppard - Geronimo


Really impressed with Sheppard and this tune. They kinda remind me of Alphabeat with their quirkiness, and Scouting For Girls with their pop sound.
This song is super catchy and I'm sure that they're gonna go far if they keep churning out awesome pop tunes like this.

5. Goodbye - Martin Eriksson ft: Clare Elise





Our tracks been out for ten weeks now and is doing great. PLEASE keep downloading as with your help maybe we could make it into the Beatport or Itunes chart. However check this out... after 10 weeks out there Goodbye by Martin Eriksson ft: Clare Elise is now back at number 2 in the Deejayworx Charts!!!!! 

Goodbye - Martin Eriksson Ft: Clare Elise at Number 2 in the Deejayworx Charts 


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Sparkly Sunday

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Hi there lovelies,

It's Sparkly Sunday and here's a few of my favourite finds from the week...


This is just one heck of a fabulous idea, I LOVE IT! 
Basically this company make bouquets for mums to be using baby clothing. It's really hard to explain. Just check out their website and you will see what I mean.
( Photo with thanks to Baby Blooms)


You may or may not already know that I'm a HUGE Tea & Coffee Fan. However right now I'm not the biggest coffee fan seen as I'm pregnant. Tea however is still a big thing in my life and I'm always on the look out for new and exciting flavours to try. 
I stumbled across Bluebird Tea Co. whilst reading a blog that I follow Carrie Brighton 
I'm really impressed by how many fab tea flavours they have and I'm particularly loving the sound of the Spiced Pumpkin Pie Chai. I'm already a big fan of Autumn flavours and scents therefore I'm really looking forward to trying this. In fact I just went on their website and saw that they ship directly to Dubai. YAY! 

(Photo thanks to Bluebird Tea Co)
3. Bella Zahn - Fabric Advent Calendar

I know Christmas is a little way, away however I thought I would share this lovely handmade advent calendar with you now. 

(Photo thanks to Bella Zahn)

4. Birch Hill Crafts - Autumn Ornaments

Autumn is one of my favourite times of year. I love the Autumn / Winter candles that are in every store, I love pumpkin spice everything and of course any excuse for a bit of sparkle.

These are beautiful don't you think?
(Photo thanks to Birch Hill Crafts)

5. My Body Shop Shower Favourites

Check out all these fab shower products from The Body Shop.



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