Goodbye Glasgow, Hola Barcelona!

If you follow my blog you may have noticed I haven’t been posting much in a while. The reason for this is I have been a bit busy because I have moved to Barcelona!

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My NZ Trip in Photos…

 

img_2910Incase anyone has wondered where I have been for the last 6 weeks, I’ve been over in New Zealand for my mum’s 50th birthday! I had such a wonderful time and I did intend to blog while I was down under, but was so busy I never got a chance!

As I was over visiting family it was a more ‘spending time  with the fam’ holiday rather than a typical sightseeing trip so there are a lot of pictures of going out for lunch and seeing as NZ is well known for it’s coffee, a LOT of soya cappucinos!

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter you will have been kept up to date of my trip, but for those who haven’t seen them, here are a few snaps of what I was up to…

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Has anyone been to Dunedin or anywhere else in New Zealand? I would love to hear what you think about it!

Kaitlin xx

 

 

60 Second Super Shine by Rita Ora GIVEAWAY!

COMPETITION TIME!!!

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I know many of us would love to have a voice like Rita Ora, (her figure and bank balance would be an added bonus) but one thing you COULD have is her nails.

Enter this Facebook competition for the chance to win three 60 Second Super Shine by Rita Ora nail varnishes by Rimmel. The lucky winner will receive ‘Roll in the Grass’, ‘Go Wild-er-ness’ and ‘Neon Fest’, perfect for summer! The polishes are made with 3 in 1 technology and claim to last for up to 10 days.

For the chance to win, all you have to do is, go on the Facebook page and…

  1. Like the post
  2. Share the post
  3. Like the Cocktails & Fairytales Facebook page

It really is that simple! Good luck!!

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Competition ends 26th June 2015. All three steps must be carried out. The winner will be picked at random and is open to UK residents only due to mail restrictions.

Kiss The Moon Beauty Oils: The Review

When I discovered that around a third of people in the UK are believed to suffer from insomnia, I was glad I wasn’t the only one. After suffering from sleepless nights, I was intrigued after coming across Kiss the Moon natural beauty oils*.

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I must admit, I’ve never really been an ‘essential oils user’, it’s just never really been my thing. However, after a string of sleepless nights I was ready to try ANYTHING. The lovely people at Kiss the Moon sent me a little kit to help me nod off and I was more than excited to try it. Here is how I got on…

The Product

I was sent a kit that contained; a mini “Dream” Bath Oil, a mini “Love” Face Oil and a gorgeous silky satin eye mask.

The “Dream” bath oil is made from a blend of Jasmine, Roman Chamomile and Sandalwood. By adding a few drops to your bath, this oil is designed to help daily stresses fade away.

“Love” is made from Rose, Frankincense and Ylang Ylang, which claims to support the body’s night time cell renewal.

The oils are in dinky little bottles with dropper lids, which made for an easy application and you could control exactly how much oil you want to use. The eye mask is also black, with a stretchy strap so it stays put all night.kiss the moon 3

What Kiss the Moon Said: “All our products aim to get you into the right frame of mind for sleep and, at the same time, provide your skin with the nutrients it needs as it repairs itself overnight. So every drop is doubly good for you.

“A range of 100% natural beauty oils that help prepare you for a good night’s rest and nourish your skin and your soul while you sleep.

 “Everyone’s skin is different and there’s an array of things that can get in the way of a peaceful night’s sleep. We’ve tapped into a wealth of soothing ingredients nature provides to create four signature blends that deliver a beautiful bedtime, so you’ll be able to find your perfect night-time match.”

What I said: There is nothing more satisfying than a good night’s sleep and if there is something to help with that, I will happily try it… And I am so glad I tried this. After a soothing cup of camomile tea I rubbed the face oil into my skin after cleansing. Unfortunately I don’t have a bath in my flat, but I dropped a few drops of the bath “Dream” oil on my pillowcase the next day and let it dry. The oils truly helped me nod off and I woke up rested and chirpy – which is unusual!

I loved the packaging, all black with cute little ‘Alice in Wonderland’ style tags. The eye mask is so comfy to use, perfect for the lighter mornings and so soft against the skin!

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The Verdict

If you are having trouble nodding off, I would definitely recommend trying these wee oils. It is said that our body repairs itself when we sleep, therefore is so important to get a good night’s kip. Knowing that these oils are made with only natural ingredients and contain no harsh chemicals or artificial perfumes, it gave me peace of mind that I wasn’t putting anything nasty on my skin while I sleep. Overall, it’s a great wee kit and would be great for either a quirky gift, or for yourself. Now grab a bottle of oils, put on your eye mask and kiss the moon…Sweet dreams! Xx

Kiss The Moon Oils* are available online here.  Prices start at £9.50.

Haematite: The £3 healing bracelet

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When I first set eyes on this wee bracelet I thought it was sparkly and cute, then when I realised it had healing powers I was intrigued… when I saw it was £3? I was sold! The bracelet is made from round haematite stones and a sparkling hand set crystal bead on a stretchy jeweller’s elastic. With an RRP of £19 down to £3, not only is it a bargain, it could benefit more than your purse…

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Made from Haematite, the mineral from of iron, this bracelet is a lot more than beautiful arm candy. It claims to have several healing powers, including helping with blood flow, increasing positivity and even claims to help heal broken bones.

So what is Haematite I hear you ask?

Haematite is known as the blood stone and the name comes from the Greek word for blood, but don’t let the slate-grey colour fool you, apparently if you crack it open, the stones are a deep red colour inside.

What does Haematite do?

After scouring the web, I have found some interesting facts about haematite. The stone is known for its healing properties and there are a long list of health and mental well-being factors attached to it. Here are a few benefits of wearing haematite. There are claims that Haematite:

  • Stimulates iron absorption in the small intestine, which in turn improves oxygen supply to the body, helps with blood flow and regulates blood pressure.
  • Improves confidence, self-esteem and attracts positive energy,
  • Cools down the body temperature. The beads are ice cold at first, then heat up with the body, so ideal for cooling you down.
  • Can help with nerves, aid sleep and help de-stress.
  • It even claims to improve spinal alignment and aid the healing of broken bones.

The Verdict

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Does it work? Well it is hard to say, I have been wearing my bracelet for around a month now and I don’t know if it’s all in my head but I have noticed a few differences. I am usually pretty sceptical about “healing properties” but I have noticed that I’m not as stressed out and seem to be all round a bit happier, whether that is because it’s almost summer I don’t know but I would like to believe the stones played a part in it! Whether you believe it or not, for £3 it’s worth a try, right?

“Lacey” Haematite Bracelet, £3 can be bought at any Warren James stores or online herelacey 4

*PLEASE NOTE* This bracelet is to be used simply as a spiritual aid, and not to be used solely for any medical reasons or used in place of medication.