Sunday, 27 February 2011

Aloe Vera Love!

Moisturising conditioning balm for lips that soothes and provides protection in hot and cold temperatures. A handy pocket size stick easy to carry at all times. Suitable for use on other parts of the body to calm irritated skin. 
Aloe Lips available from, £2.77

I love this product as not only does it make my lips lovely and smooth it also is useful on any dry, itchy or sore bits of skin as it soothes and moisturises.
Defiantely worth £2.77! 

Saturday, 26 February 2011


Today i received a fabulous gift courtesy of Joe Westwood from her Gemini handbags and accessories business. I was very keen to see what was inside the beautiful packaging...Joe had sent me a surprise...not only has she kindly sent a bag as a giveaway for Anne Louise readers but also sent an purse as a gift for me! Thank you Joe it's fabulous!
The quality is superb for both items and exceptionally good value for money...the bag is fully lined and has those extra design features that gives the impression that is a 'designer' bag worth so much more than its £25.00 price label. As you can see the design is one of this years super hot trends with the colour clashing pink against the purple and the frills give it that extra girlie look. One of the extra benefits of this bag is the
curved top area which will easily accommodate an umbrella on rainy days.
The purse is £12.00 and has plenty of separate compartments to keep your money and cards organised.

For your chance to win this amazing bag then simply send an email with the subject title 'GEMINI' including your name and address to
Entries must be in by midnight 31st March 2011, this giveaway is only open to UK residents(unless you have an address in the UK to send the prize to) after the closing date the winner will be notified via email to confirm address and the prize will be dispatched to them within 28 days. Please state clearly in your email if you do not wish to be added to our database.

Joe Westwood has a passion for Fashion and with 10 years in the Fashion business has developed a very good insight into what modern ladies of 2011 want and indeed need. Setting up on her own Joe decided it to combine both her knowledge of Fashion and love of socialising by offering women accessory parties within there own home “my parties have given me the chance to combine both and bring you the ultimate girls night in!”"I host parties from the comfort of homes, offices, salons, pubs/bars and events all over the country.They are free of charge, I'm based in staffordshire but I am willing to travel anywhere for no extra cost." My aim is to provide The Ultimate Girls Night In by enabling the host and their guests receive the best shopping experience from the comfort of their own surroundings. By establishing a friendly relaxed atmosphere with no pressure or obligation this ensures everyone leaves with a smile on their faces.”Joe Westwood (Party requirements :10 or more people preferred but not essential. Larger parties are welcomed)
GEMINI parties are perfect for special occasions, quiet gatherings or a way of meeting new friends.
I bring the whole experience.”.."a fantastic range of handbags, purses, clutch bags, travel holdalls and fashion jewellery as well as wine, glasses and party music. This ensures the modern working woman has no extra hassle when hosting a GEMINI party."
Here's what her customers have to say about Joe and GEMINI parties...“fantastic girlie evening”“..its all about getting it right first time and every time and Joe has done this for me and many of my friends..” Maxine Stansbie “Joe is a great host bringing wine and glasses with her” “will certainly be having another party in the future” Sue Henderson “fabulous selection of bags in a variety of styles and colours to suit everyone and everyone's budget”"I would definitely recommend a Gemini bag party to anyone but if you don't fancy a party there is always the option to just buy her fabulous bags!” Nicloe Law

Thank you Joe for bringing into our world GEMINI and your wonderful parties!!!
Review by Adele x

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

I Kandi (i-can-dee) n. Informal Someone or Something that is visually attractive or pleasing to look at

I Kandi are hot on the heels of fashion and offer a wonderful selection of affordable accessories including this fabulous McQueen inspired Knuckle duster handled clutch! (now also available in a glorious gold shade) I was over the moon when we received one to review.
I absolutely love the detailed knuckle design along with the fantastic feather and jewel embellishments!!!
"it's amazing, definitely a talking point and perfect to dress up a pair of jeans and top or add some bling to a gorgeous party dress. Plus at £25 it's a recession crushing price too...meaning anyone can afford to get that sought after celeb style!” the Editor
This seasons must haves! Feather and tassel earrings,
sparkly cuffs...
embellished necklaces and studded bags...
are amongst the newest editions to the I Kandi collection...
I Kandi have generously offered a 15% discount code for ANNE LOUISE readers Simply use The code is ALOUSS11 at the checkout (valid until October 2011)
If you are lucky enough to live in South Wales & the West then why not enquire about holding an I Kandi party ! Make a night of it and invite all your friends round to view the latest I Kandi accessories! Tel :01873 853006 or Email-

Thursday, 17 February 2011

This week I received a lovely pair of earrings from Nina Sheers Jewellery collection.
I found Nina Sheer's website by chance and was impressed straight away with the simple yet beautiful designs.
The Earrings arrived in secure protective packaging attached to a card along with information of how to best care for my new jewellery, which I thought was an extra special touch...
Nina Combines Silver, Gold and Porcelain to create simple yet very elegant pieces of work.
Working from her garden Studio in Cornwall Nina works hard to design unique contemporary jewellery and finds her influence in her surroundings from natural objects such as sea pods and petals and of course the shoreline.
Nina is truly a artist and it shows in her creations I feel very proud wearing the earrings knowing that they have been hand crafted from start to finish by a very talented Designer.

Trained in Ceramics at Camborne College and Jewellery Design at Truro College, Cornwall, UK.
    Nina creates small press moulds from natural objects like seed pods to add texture to some pieces of porcelain. This is then fired in her workshop kiln. Although the finished overall look is delicate, the quality of the high fired porcelain and traditionally made silver work makes the pieces surprisingly robust. The tactile quality of the finished porcelain is like stone or coral. Nina's jewellery can be found in art galleries throughout Cornwall and also exhibits at craft and design events. All her work is fully hallmarked in the London Assay Office, which includes her makers mark. Nina also offers commissioned designs.
Thank you Nina for your beautiful Jewellery!!
Review by Adele x

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Valentine's treats from Tesco's...

Treacle moon Raspberry Kiss
Body scrub 150ml £2.97, Body butter 500ml £3.97, Bath and shower gel 500ml £2.97

Whether celebrating Valentine's with somebody special or simply enjoying some precious 'me time', why not pick up some pampering treats from Tesco over the weekend to help you relax, unwind and indulge your senses. Turn your bathroom into your very own spa with exotic Raspberry and Pomegranate Bath Foams and Dreamy Bathing Roses. And for the finishing touch try some fruity Exfoliating Body Scrubs and Whipped Body Butters for skin that is soft to the touch and smells delicious.

And for some budget make up and hair accessories why not treat yourself to some of the 'All about Face' range......lip gloss's and nail polish only £1.49 and the flower hair clips are £3.00

Cupcakes and Jewels

This week I received a beautiful custom made bag charm from Cupcakes and Jewels simply for becoming their 500th fan on facebook! I am over the moon with the specially designed bag charm!! You too could have your very own bespoke bag charm...simply choose your price range and preferences and Sarah will put together a charm especially for you. The price range for the custom made bag charms start from £10, and there is a good selection of themes and colours to choose from...simply visit then 'like' the styles you prefer and leave a comment of what you would like or send email to
Cupcakes and jewels also make a beautiful selection of bracelets, necklaces and some fabulous upcycled cushions!

For some unique bespoke Vintage Style and Vintage inspired jewellery visit Cupcakes and jewels
Order before 8pm on 13th Feb to receive 10% of everything!!!

Love my fabulous bag charm!! thank you Sarah x

Review by Adele x

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Ladies let me tell you about a great bargain website that you can indulge in buying some great quality accessories without a hefty price tag...

I recommend you visit this site and have a good look around...there are some great bargain items that are of surprisingly good quality! The goodies arrived in a lovely pink package along with protective bubble wrapping to ensure their safe arrival...within the package..Lemon aid eye cream by benefit, a tattoo sleeve and a pair of earrings...
I have fallen in love with the fabulous lemon aid eye cream by benefit! it did a wonderful job of disguising my tired dark did settle a little in the creases but this hasn't put me off at all and has now become an essential item!! its usual RRP is £16.99
but you can get it from here for only £7.99!!!
The Earrings look fabulous and very good quality...These ethnic style earrings have vibrant orange stones that work perfectly with aged metal...i was worried that they would cause irritation to my sensitive ears and wasn't expecting much for the £2.49 price tag.. but i was pleasantly surprised that i could wear them all day without any problems... The tattoo sleeve was in the sale for 99p and got it for a bit of fun... I'll be ordering a few more when the new stock arrives as there will be zebra and leopard designs...definitely will be getting some of Zebra!

Customers will recieve a 10% off card with first order and can then use the card over and over again!!!!

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Delivery on orders over £25 within mainland UK!
Only £1.95 on orders below this amount
Europe & Rest of UK £3.95 per order

I'll definitely be shopping at No Sacrifice :)

Review by Adele x

Friday, 4 February 2011

This month I’ll be testing and reviewing some of the hair care products from the Denise McAdams range...

There is currently a special offer running on all Denise McAdams range exclusive to Tesco.
From 26th January until 3rd April 2011 all Denise McAdam products will be Buy 1 Get 1 Free!
Within the range there are shampoos, conditioners and hairstyling products to suit various hair types. All products within the range are £3.88.
I’ll also be testing Tesco’s own brand of hairspray and letting you know how effective it £2.00 for 200ml it’s very good value for money!

I’m expecting the products any day now and looking forward to seeing how good these products really are!

By Adele Robinson