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Hello lovelies,

 

December was so hectic I totally forgot to post November favourites so I'll skip straight to the December favourites where I've included some of the products I wanted to show you back in November. If you've missed October post, you can read it here.

 

December favourites from Lucy's Stash!

 

 

  • ILNP Ultra Chrome Flakies Collection - I have only reviewed the first half of this collection but I'm really loving them a lot, it has been a great ending to the year. You can expect the second half and some further experiments soon. ILNP Ultra Chrome Flakies are very versatile and will be a brilliant addition to any nail polish collection. They look great layered, mixed together or worn by themselves and I'm so so happy to own them! They are available at ilnp.com for $12.50

 

  • All That Jazz Bee Bar Lotion - this is a multi-purpose product, a solid lotion bar that can be used for hands, feet, elbows or any other dry area. I use it for my hands before I go to sleep and it helps to keep my hands soft and nourished. I just warm it up in my hands and massage it in. It doesn't rub off on my bed sheets but it can be used with cotton gloves if you're worried. I really like that it's easy to use, it smells lovely and it doesn't dry out over time. I have been using one bar for a while and it seems like it will last a long time. There are 7 scents and two different sizes, my favourites are Natural, Spring Meadow and Citrus. I prefer the large Bee Bar for my night stand and the medium one for travelling. They come in a re-usable metal tin which is very convenient and helps to keep the Bee Bar clean. The large Bee Bar lotion retails for £14.99, the medium bar for £7.99 at All That Jazz and Nail Harmony website.

 

  • All That Jazz Lip Butter is another product from the All That Jazz brand that I have been using for the past month and a half and really like it. The butter melts with heat of the lips/finger but it's not oily. It seems do a great job treating dry and cracked lips and keeping them in good condition. I get dry lips very often during the cold months so product like this is always great to have on hand. There are 9 scents/flavours you can choose from but my absolute favourite is Vanilla Berry and I reached for it first. The Lip Butters also come in metal tins and they retail for £5.99 at All That Jazz and Nail Harmony website.

 

  • SEVENTEEN Define & Conquer contour kit - we all want that perfectly sculpted and flawless face, don't we? I wanted a contour kit since I've tried one at the Illamasqua counter but theirs was always sold out. This SEVENTEEN Define & Conquer contour kit looks very similar and to me it performs as well for fraction of the price. It blends well and if I use it sparingly it looks very natural. It retails for £5.99 at Boots.

 

December favourites from Lucy's Stash!

 

 

  • Pueen Cosmetics Buffet Leisure Stamping Set is a recent addition to the Pueen stamping plates family. The plates are fully etched which I really like and there are many patterns I adore. It's also one of my favourites because it is an excellent value for money because you get a plate holder too. Review and other details in THIS post.

 

  • Yves Rocher Soft Eye Make-up Remover is not just my monthly favourite, it is my all time favourite! I've been using this remover for the last 6 years, possibly even longer and I absolutely love it so I couldn't keep this to myself. I always have at least one bottle as a backup. It lasts quite long because you don't need much, it works on waterproof mascara like a treat and it's very gentle on eyes. If you're still looking for your holy grail of make-up removers, I can more than recommend this one. It's available here for the UK customers.

 

  • Edblad stainless steel bracelet with crystals - this is my latest jewellery piece and it's so unusual and modern. I got sent it for a review from ChrisElli.com a while ago but I've been wearing it so often lately that I want to show it to you earlier. I've never seen the Edblad jewellery before but I really like many pieces from them, especially this bracelet.

 

 

So those are my current favourites. I hope I've shown you some products that are possibly new to you and that you'll like them if you try them. Have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

*PR samples in the post

Hello lovelies,

 

As I previously hinted, I've spent a day at Nail Harmony UK headquarters training with Gelish (gel polish brand). Nail Harmony is a Gelish distributor for the UK but they also have their own brand All That Jazz (named after Jazz Smedley) with whole range of nail polish, manicure and pedicure products. There were also other bloggers attending - Alice from One Nail To Rule Them All, Sammy from The Nailasaurus, Lex from Taloned Lex, Em from My Pale Skin, Cat from Perfectly Polished and Melanie from Scratch magazine. Later on we were joined by Metta (from Nails by Mets), mobile and session nail artists and her cute baby.

 

The day started with a warm welcome from Ezara, a PR representative, teas, coffees and some yummy pastry for breakfast. I appreciated that very much since I had to get up early and drive for 2,5 hours to get there. The room was already prepared for us with several work stations and wall full of Gelish colours neatly on display. We could also check out All That Jazz manicure products that are stylised into silver tins and bottles with vintage-style labels.

 

About The Day I spent At Nail Harmony HQ Training With Gelish
About The Day I spent At Nail Harmony HQ Training With Gelish
About The Day I spent At Nail Harmony HQ Training With Gelish

 

 

We've had the pleasure of being taught directly by Georgie Smedley, the owner and managing director of Nail Harmony. First half of the day was about teaching us some basics about nails, their structure, health & safety and other important information we needed to know to safely do a gel manicure. There is a lot of information that we needed to know so we came home with printed materials as well to fill in what we haven't had time for. I would just like to emphasize that there is so much you should know before you decide to do your own gel polish nails safely so please always search for information from qualified technicians or do a course yourself.

 

Here are some pictures of Georgie Smedley in action working on Alice:

 

About The Day I spent At Nail Harmony HQ Training With Gelish
About The Day I spent At Nail Harmony HQ Training With Gelish
About The Day I spent At Nail Harmony HQ Training With Gelish

 

After we were shown how to do it properly we practised on each other doing plain colour, french and magnetic gel polish. It was a lot of fun although my french I did on Alice sucked!

 

I've put a shots of the magnetic gel polish being applied and Lex's beautiful nails! The last picture is of my right hand (the non-photogenic and 'cleaning' hand).

 

About The Day I spent At Nail Harmony HQ Training With Gelish
About The Day I spent At Nail Harmony HQ Training With Gelish
About The Day I spent At Nail Harmony HQ Training With Gelish

 

I've left with head full of new knowledge and All That Jazz goodie bag! In it I found Top Note topcoat, Base Line basecoat, Louise's - From Riches To Rubies nail polish, Bee Bar and Cuticle Oil in Chocolate Orange scent. I will do reviews later ;) Jazz herself stopped by few times so it was nice to see her there too.

 

About The Day I spent At Nail Harmony HQ Training With Gelish

 

 

It was a great day! I learned new things, met great people, saw my girls Alice and Sammy again and tried Gelish for the first time. I will be writing reviews on the products I got later so stay tuned for that!

 

Big thanks to Nail Harmony and Georgie for hosting this training day, I enjoyed it very much!

 

Have a lovely day and stay polished! Lucie x