Sunday, 4 December 2016

Wild About Beauty with Louise Redknapp and Kim Jacob

To celebrate Lou's amazing performance on Strictly last night, we’ve got 40%off 40 Wild About Beauty products this weekend (until 23:59 Tuesday 6th December) - check T and Cs.
 
Wild About Beauty 40%OFF with Strictly's Louise Redknapp and her makeup artist Kim Jacobs

It's the perfect time to pick up those Christmas stocking fillers, party makeup...or just treat yourself to something new!

Wild About Beauty by Louise Redknapp and
Kim Jacob - her makeup artist.

Wild About Beauty 40%OFF with Strictly's Louise Redknapp and her makeup artist Kim Jacobs



Lou names all the products after people in her life - look out for "Sandra" and "Harry" - her inlaws!

Wild About Beauty 40%OFF with Strictly's Louise Redknapp and her makeup artist Kim Jacobs


Wild About Beauty 40%OFF with Strictly's Louise Redknapp and her makeup artist Kim Jacobs

There are FORTY products with 40% off in this flash sale - here are some of my favourites!

The stocking filler sets currently £9 each would cost £23 bought separately at full price so these are a great bargain!
Wild About Beauty 40%OFF with Strictly's Louise Redknapp and her makeup artist Kim Jacobs


Wild About Beauty 40%OFF with Strictly's Louise Redknapp and her makeup artist Kim Jacobs

Wild About Beauty 40%OFF with Strictly's Louise Redknapp and her makeup artist Kim Jacobs
Wild About Beauty 40%OFF with Strictly's Louise Redknapp and her makeup artist Kim Jacobs

Wild About Beauty 40%OFF with Strictly's Louise Redknapp and her makeup artist Kim Jacobs

Wild About Beauty 40%OFF with Strictly's Louise Redknapp and her makeup artist Kim Jacobs

Wild About Beauty 40%OFF with Strictly's Louise Redknapp and her makeup artist Kim Jacobs

 
 
 


#wildaboutbeauty #kimjacob #louiseredknapp #specialoffer #flashsale #beauty #makeup
#stockingfiller #gifts #partymakeup #blogger #strictly #SCD #bbc #secretsanta
 
 

Monday, 28 November 2016

Christmas Gift Guide 2016 - Part 1

Welcome to my Christmas Gift Guide 2016 - Part 1 - The Edit!
 
I know Christmas is fast approaching so I wanted to create a simple to read, click, shop guide to be a helping hand or a spot of inspiration - after all that is what we need isn't it? 
 
BigJigs Winter Wonderland Train Set - Wooden Christmas Train - Christmas Gift Guide 2016 - Emma in Bromley
 
BigJigs Winter Wonderland Christmas Train Set - Perfect as either a gift for a little one, or great as a decoration around the base of your Christmas tree or as a table centre for Christmas lunch. Great quality trusted brand and compatible with most leading wooden train sets.
 
Lottie Dolls - Best Doll - Christmas Gift Guide 2016 - Emma in Bromley
Lottie Dolls - In my opinion, the best doll for girls age 3- 11 (and boys - there is also a Finn doll). Lottie comes in a diverse selection of skin, eye and hair tones, is modelled on a true 9 year old body shape and comes with age appropriate clothing and accessories. Pro-Girl, promotes positive body image and an introduction to STEAM, sport and equal rights. Has won many awards - rightly so.
 
Christmas Sylvanian Families and Toystory Aquabeads - Christmas Gift Guides - Christmas 2016 - Emma in Bromley
 
I'm in love with this festive Christmas Sylvanian Families set - complete with santa outfit for chocolate bunny, a bunny snowman, a Christmas tree and lots of gifts and accessories - you can decorate the tree however you wish and chose any decoration for your snow bunny.
Toy Story Aquabeads - oh my! Aquabeads are amazing  - these literally keep both of my children (girl age 5 and boy age 7) entertained and inspire them to be creative. Great gift for children age 5-10.
 
Messy goes to Okido Toy and Magazines, Peter Rabbit DVD and Masha and the Bear DVD - Christmas 2016 - Christmas Gift Guide - Emma in Bromely
 
Messy Goes To Okido is a TV show for children age 3-8 offering a great introduction to science and art in a fun way. The Messy Monster toy is a talking plush suitable from birth. Messy goes to Okido magazine subscription would make a great gift whilst the colouring in book is a perfect stocking filler.
New DVD releases from Abbey home media include a festive edition of Masha and the Bear along with all time favourite Peter Rabbit - The tale of the great rabbit and squirrel adventure.
 
Top 4 Books for Christmas 2016 - Christmas Gift Guide - Emma in Bromley
 
The Gloriumptious World of Roald Dahl - a wonderful treasury of facts, snippets and fun from all the worlds created in Dahl's books.
Alice in Wonderland Puzzles and Games - a great selection of challenges.
Kew - The Botanical Treasury - Beautifully illustrated collection of flowers, comes in a slip case and box containing all 40 of the art prints from the book ready to be framed.
Treasures of British History - exactly as it says - treasures - this book packed full of interesting knowledge contains envelops within the pages with additional elements such as map, speeches and copies of booklets.
 
Alice in Wonderland collection of puzzles - Emma in Bromley - Christmas 2016
Alice in Wonderland Puzzles and Games - a great selection of puzzles, conundrums, riddles, games and challenges broken down into difficulty level and all wonderfully illustrated... and of course there is a solutions booklet! Suitable for all ages above 8.
 
Sam Flack - Another Man's treasure, yankee Candle - Gift Guide - Christmas 2016 - Emma in Bromley
 
Great shadow box art work by Sam Flack at Another Mans Treasure - using vintage and reclaimed board games, Sam can create the perfect piece of art for your recipient, a perfectly tailored gift or browse from the ready created selection.
Yankee Candle have brought out a lovely festive selection of fragrances, here I've featured, Festive Cocktail, Star Anise and Orange, All is Bright and a larger Turquoise Sky candle for a moment of escape.
 
 
Anyone who has followed me for a while will know how much I love Schleich, Their horses and riders are a great gift for children interested in horses or farm life - the attention to detail is perfect and children love the size and feel of Schleich.
Project Mc Dolls - these dolls stem from a TV show and have a balance between the mainstream fashion doll body shapes with a nod to STEAM - this one comes with a kit to make your own bath bombs - great for ages 10 up.
 
Want to see more? I have youtube videos for items featured here:
 
Look out for part 2 - The Beauty Edit coming soon!
 
Merry Christmas Everyone xx
 
 
 

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Blind Date with a Book

This week  I was treated to something special, a blind date with a book!

I received a shimmering purple jiffy bag in the post and inside was this beautifully gift wrapped surprise.

Blind Date with a Book - Parragon - Cook and Enjoy Baking


As I ripped open my gift, I was excited to see the promise of cake peeping back at me.

Blind Date with a Book - Parragon - Cook and Enjoy Baking


The reveal showed me Cook and Enjoy - Baking - Delicious recipes for the everyday cook.

Blind Date with a Book - Parragon - Cook and Enjoy Baking

A hardback hefty 220 page book complete with a blue ribbon marker.
Blind Date with a Book - Parragon - Cook and Enjoy Baking

The book starts with an introduction and top tips and swiftly moves into cakes, cookies, desserts and ends with breads and savouries.

Blind Date with a Book - Parragon - Cook and Enjoy Baking

Each recipe starts with a simple breakdown of portion numbers,  difficulty level, and time.

Blind Date with a Book - Parragon - Cook and Enjoy Baking


The step by step method is simple to follow and there are tips and anecdotes through out.
Blind Date with a Book - Parragon - Cook and Enjoy Baking


Not to forget, stunning food photography for each and every recipe.
 

Blind Date with a Book - Parragon - Cook and Enjoy Baking

The Bakes you find in here are comforting and classical.

Blind Date with a Book - Parragon - Cook and Enjoy Baking


Priced at £14.99 from Parragon.

Emma in Bromley xx



Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for the sole purpose of creating this article. All thoughts and words are my own.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

STEAM Day 2016

I loved science when I was at school, it was one of my favourite topics and I loved nothing more than carrying out experiments! one of the other things I was into as a kid were mysteries, I often had my nose firmly wedged in a Nancy Drew or Famous Five book. Both of my children share my love for science and have wild imaginations, we encourage all aspects of STEAM in our home.

Project Mc² Ultimate Spy Bag


I'm pleased to help promote #STEAMday by sharing with you this amazing Project Mc2 Ultimate Spy Bag - inspired by the hit Netflix show.

Project Mc² Ultimate Spy Bag


With everything you need to become a top Nov8 agent neatly contained in this pink box bag, which opens up to reveal cleverly camouflaged spy gear.

Project Mc² Ultimate Spy Bag


There's a complete finger print dusting kit with file cards to record your findings, shimmer dust to reveal the print (can also be worn as makeup) and an air blower disguised as a perfume atomiser.

Project Mc² Ultimate Spy Bag


Love the compact mirror which also contains a magnifying glass.

Project Mc² Ultimate Spy Bag


Not to mention the secret message launcher camouflaged as a lippy. This has an impressive reach and the note can be concealed in the rubber lipstick casing so can safely be launched!

Project Mc² Ultimate Spy Bag


My personal fave? oh it has to be the nail polish bottle with a touch hidden in the lid!



There are specimen bottles and test tubes to so you can carry out experiments on the go, the kit comes with a handy booklet with some experiment ideas to carry out to!

Project Mc² Ultimate Spy Bag

 STEAM Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Maths.

Project Mc² Ultimate Spy Bag


The Project Mc² Ultimate Spy Bag is priced at £39.99 and is available to buy from Amazon, Argos, and all other good toy retailers.

#STEAMday logo
 
Emma in Bromley xx
 
 
 
 
Disclaimer: I received the Project MC Ultimate Spy Kit for the sole purpose of this article, all thoughts and photos are my own.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Darcey Bussell Nailed It!

Darcey Bussell Jamberry Nails and Make up from Strictly Come Dancing 2016I was so excited to spot the beautiful Darcey Bussell wearing Jamberry nail wraps on BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, Darcey Bussell had gone for "Deco" - an eyecatching 20's print using black, white, gold and silver metallic finish.

Jamberry nail wraps are really easy to apply yourself at home using a hair dryer to heat bond the wrap.

Jamberry wraps have a no-nasties formula, non-toxic, gluten free and vegan, as well as being long lasting (up to 2 weeks on fingers and a month on toes)

There are over 300 designs to chose from - including some great Christmas designs - there's currently a buy 3 wraps, get a 4th free deal on.

Each sheet has enough to do 2 full manicures and 2 full pedicures with remaining wraps to use as accent nails or for mixed manicures.

You can buy them here: https://emmaclement.jamberry.com/uk/en/shop/products/deco


 
Darcey Bussell Jamberry Nails and Make up from Strictly Come Dancing 2016
 
Darcey Bussell Jamberry Nails and Make up from Strictly Come Dancing 2016
 
Darcey Bussell Jamberry Nails and Make up from Strictly Come Dancing 2016
 
Darcey Bussell Jamberry Nails and Make up from Strictly Come Dancing 2016
 
 
Darcey Bussell Jamberry Nails and Make up from Strictly Come Dancing 2016
 
Darcey Bussell Jamberry Nails and Make up from Strictly Come Dancing 2016
 
Darcey Bussell Jamberry Nails and Make up from Strictly Come Dancing 2016
 
Darcey Bussell Jamberry Nails and Make up from Strictly Come Dancing 2016
 
Darcey Bussell Jamberry Nails and Make up from Strictly Come Dancing 2016
 
Darcey Bussell Jamberry Nails and Make up from Strictly Come Dancing 2016
 
Darcey Bussell Jamberry Nails and Make up from Strictly Come Dancing 2016
 
Darcey Bussell Jamberry Nails and Make up from Strictly Come Dancing 2016


Darcey Bussell's beautiful blue eyelids also deserve a mention, I love this strike of bright and bold.
You can get this look with a eyeliner creating a double line, rather than with a full lid eyeshadow coverage.
I've been experimenting with Glo and Ray's Balloon Pop eyeliner set which is just amazing, with 6 bright pops of colour to play with - including a skybreaker blue which I just love - the finishes on this eyeliner set are just wonderful, I'm a fan of the metallic shimmers and these are definitely long lasting! They make the most perfect gift for all ages from teen up!

Glo and Ray Balloon Pop Skybreaker set available here: https://www.myshowcase.com/shop/glo_and_ray/balloon-pop-lasting-silky-eyeliner-set/GLRA169-01?stylist=61818

Darcey Bussell  Nails and Glo and Ray Make up from Strictly Come Dancing 2016
 
https://www.myshowcase.com/shop/glo_and_ray/balloon-pop-lasting-silky-eyeliner-set/GLRA169-01?stylist=61818
 
https://www.myshowcase.com/shop/glo_and_ray/balloon-pop-lasting-silky-eyeliner-set/GLRA169-01?stylist=61818
 
 


Emma in Bromley xx