One Hot Mix!

Hello beauties!! Friday Friday...yay!! I hope the week has been kind to you :) Let's hope for some pleasant weather this weekend, I'd like to be outdoors as much as possible. This is just a little mix post to end the week off with. I hope all of you are well & wish you a wonderful weekend. Have fun!

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Diana from Effortless Lady gave me this award last weekend, so I'd like to thank her very much, it's so kind. I am to tell 7 things about myself, so here we go: 1. I do not like for one minute getting my blood taken, they always say my veins are small or I feel too cold to take the blood easily & I end up being stuck with a needle more than once to draw blood, I just joke & say I'm really a vampire, muuuuaahhaaa ;-) 2. When I was in elementary school (nursery) I used to have my own desk out in the hallway because I talked too much in class or I told the teacher she was wrong about stuff. I preferred being in the hallway to her class though. I was a highly sarcastic child (still am3. My favourite colour is blue - all shades and I always have something blue on wherever that might be ;) 4. I like copying different accents, I've gotten quite good at it. I can copy an accent if I hear it long enough. Though, it's made my own American accent a bit distorted that I can put on a more American accent or take it away. I sometimes have to put on a more American accent, so the American tourists that come here can understand what I'm saying, LOL! My husband thinks it's hysterical ;)  5. I only own three pairs of trousers...a pink pair of vintage 70's corduroy trousers, a pair of silk navy wide leg trousers with hearts all over them & a tartan like designed pair that I call my 'Grandpa trousers' because the design reminds me of ones that you see older men wearing, ha. I love them! I usually just wear them indoors or playing with my girls. But, maybe I'll do some posts with them on soon. 6. Once I said hello to a man at a gig who said hi to me, it later turned out to be the lead singer from Snow Patrol, he looked familiar but it didn't dawn on me until later. He was very nice. I'm not very phased by famous people & that whole obsessed thing, they are just people to me! 7. I used to write music reviews for online music sites for indi or unsigned bands, so I've been to a lot of gigs and got free music. Was a lot of fun, but only really when the band was good, haha!




One of the fun things about magazines here is that you always find some freebie stuck in them, some of them tat and other times something really good. Well, in my case, it was something really good. It was the first time I had even heard of Balance Me, but I thought it couldn't hurt to try something that was free. And I can say that I'm really happy that I did. Balance Me is a British aromatherapy skin care line that was created by two sisters in 2005. They have left their business careers behind  & retrained in the holistic field in a quest for better work-life balance. The result were products that are natural, high performing, paraben and sulphate free. Which I think is super awesome, as I feel there are too many chemicals & other nasties in products as it is. But, then I thought, does it actually work!?!


Balance Me Limited Edition Shine On Tinted Lip Salve in Sheer Raspberry: This was a limited edition product just available in the magazine that I bought that had it as a free gift. I didn't actually need the magazine again, but I forgot my lip balm & the cold weather had chapped my lips (to the point of cracking) so it was more cost efficient to just buy the magazine again than buy something else. And believe me it was worth it. I wish they'd make this a regular in their line because it's one of the best lip salves ever! Again, it smells like melted sweeties, so gorgeous. Glides on easy, moisturizes without feeling greasy. This being tinted and me having slightly tanner lips, it didn't give much tint colour, but I could have cared less, it actually worked. The dryness of my lips improved in a day & they were quite dry. I didn't have to re-apply this as often as I had to with my old stuff. I've been using this for months now & I still have pretty much a full tube, you really don't need to use much, I only use a dot of it. It has a blend of virgin coconut oil, jojoba oil, rosehip oil, castor oil, and sweet almond oil. The colour tint has been formulated with natural mineral makeup. This product is 100% natural in its origins.  Really quite wonderful.

5 out of 5 hearts - Sizzling Heart

This product would cost £12 for 10ml which many would say was crazy just for lip salve, but when it works as good as this does & lasts as long as it has for me, I would pay that, because when you think about it, that price can be reached in a few purchases for something else that might not work as well as this one does. Which always happens to me, so I rather save myself some money :) Plus, it's 100% natural, no nasties...just wholesome goodness for your lips...so pucker up ;-)


Balance Me Super Toning Body Wash: It's active ingredients are juniper, bergamot, geranium and lavender. Designed to improve skin tone, while softening & smoothing & aid in circulation, strong enough to clean, but gentle enough to leave the skin's natural oils. It's very aromatic, like sweet flowers in the sun or like being at the sweety shop. I really enjoyed the aroma, perfect for perking up the senses. Using a loofah, it foams perfectly & rinses away easily. Leaving a gorgeous fainted scent after. I was really impressed. My skin felt nourished and balanced indeed, not tight or dry feeling like other products that are a bit harsh. 

5 out of 5 hearts - Sizzling Heart

This product would cost £9.00 for 100ml (also available in other sizes) I don't overuse my products as I know many are prone to doing, but if you use the recommended amount, this product will last you a good time, saving you money in the long run. And for those that buy designer washes and such, this is like chump change in price comparison. It's natural, it smells amazing, it works, so I think it's worth the price. 

Also here is just a small sneak peek into my latest purchases...although I will admit the clothes are being put away for Christmas...so I don't actually get them just yet, I just get to pick out any gifts that are clothes, because my size varies too much between stores.  


{Left to right: Smock dress from Vintage Style Me handmade from vintage fabric, Tartan skirt & skull dress that I loved from Collectif that you'll remember that I posted about last week, my husband treated me to these as they were on sale, so they'll pop up in outfit posts soon. And the bag in the middle is my new make-up bag that I carry in my handbag, I'll do a post about my make-up/skin care routine soon, since I get asked about it a lot.} 

Have a great weekend dolls





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  1. Love the make-up bag.
    Props to you for having the patience to not wear new clothes right away
    I can't... I wear new clothes as soon I get them.
    And congratulations on the award.

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  2. Yes, I love the freebies in the mags too, I remember getting flip-flops one time! That skull dress sounds fun, can't wait to see it styled. :) Congrats on the blogging award dear. Wishing you a fantastic weekend. xx/Madison

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    1. Yes, the freebies are great. I hope your weekend was bliss doll xx

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  3. Lately we don't have a lot of freebies enclosed to magazines in Italy...I guess that everybody's trying to save some money!!
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  4. Haha I don't love one minute of having my blood taken either. I've always thought I should be good and donate blood, but I'm too chicken. I've got tricky veins too. I loooooove your new make up bag. I need one just like it. The one I have is some silly thing that was a Tupperware giveaway believe it or not. I can barely fit two things in there. I wish I could hear your accents. I love to hear people do them, but I'm no good at all. If I meet someone with an unusual name, I'll spend ages trying to be able to say it! And as you can see, I'm a good talker too, I could go on all day.... Have a great weekend Kizzy :D sparkle2day.com

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    1. Thank you doll, yes I needed a new make-up bag as my other was getting a little old and I didn't want it to fall apart. It takes me a bit to do the accent well, I have to practice, but I do find it fun. I wish I had a proper accent really. Good talkers are great doll ;-) I hope you had a great weekend xx

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  5. Congrats!!!! I got the same body wash, but still have to try it :D

    xoxo

    Novelstyle

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    1. Thank you. You must try it doll, I enjoyed it xoxox

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  6. Congratulations for the award darlin, you truly deserve it, your blog is wondeful!
    Xxx

    Carolina

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  7. Lovely award and lovely tidbits about you Kizzy. Happy weekend sweets,
    Ax

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    1. Thank you doll, hope your weekend was bliss xx

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  8. Nice reviews!!
    I would like to try the body wash :D


    Just got 2 new posts up and can’t wait to see your opinion!

    Have a great weekend!

    Kisses :)

    Snacks on to go!

    Bento’s and lunch boxes

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  9. Well done on the award Doll, you win so many and deserve them all!

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  10. I only own three pairs of trousers too! Mine are less interesting than yours though - two pairs are jeans!

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    1. I used to have masses of trousers, but since I wear more dresses now, I just don't keep trousers anymore. I'd love a pair of sailor like trousers.

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  11. Congrats for the award! Love the clutch in the last pic!
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  12. Congratulations to yet another award! I also have really small blood veins, and the nurses usually has to use needles for children when drawing blood from me. It's not easy being a vampire... ;) Your story about the lead singer in Snow Patrol made me remember a time when I worked as a showroom hostess for the auction firm Bukowskis. One day a very handsome man came in with his friends, and he really made eye contact with me, for such a long time it felt like he knew me, and I should say hello. I recognized him too, but for some reason I couldn't make out where I had seen him before. He - luckily - walked away before I had the chance of making a fool of myself by asking him if we had met before. A few minutes later I realized it was Carl Philip, the Prince of Sweden! Hahahaaa!!! And I had never met him before, so I have no idea why he looked at me like he knew me... :) xxxxxxxxx

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    1. Thank you. It's a hard life being a vampire indeed ;-) Hahaha...that sounds like what I would do. Know who the person is but not exactly know why you know them. Hahaha..bless!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  13. somehow i think you would be a great spy or special agent with your mastery of accents! and maybe i'm reading the wrong magazines...i've seen coupons but no freebies! enjoy your weekend pretty lady ... may sunny skies be upon you:)

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    1. Hahaha...That would be amazing!! 007 doll :) I think the magazine freebies must be in the UK only or something, not sure. Maybe it will catch on in the US sometime :)) I hope you had a great weekend doll x

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  14. You deserve it, love your blog!
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  15. Thanks doll! Fun post. Loved learning more about you. :) And as to the free products in magazines....why oh why does the US not catch on to this?! The products you reviewed sound fantastic! Hmmm...I do think I overuse my bath soap. Sigh...Natural as well. :) Have a lovely weekend doll! Love!!!

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    1. :) I know,t he free stuff in magazines is so much fun!! It really helps to find products you might have never known about before. I've gotten tops free, bags as well, haha! I hope it will catch on there! I hope you had a gorgeous weekend doll xx Loves

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  16. Congratulations Kizzy! Your "grandpa trousers" sound charming :) Have a wonderful weekend!

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  17. interesting 7 facts, I always love to learn something new and these awards and tags are always fun. I have the same problem with my veins, especially now that I have to get by blood taken regularly because of the medications I am on...last time I was there the nurse told me I had the veins of a heroine addict. I got to the point when I felt sorry for the nurses because they have to struggle so much with it.

    Last time when I saw my doctor and she told me that I can have my blood taken every two months instead of every two weeks as I used to...she really made my day.


    Looking forward to the beauty routine post!

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    1. It's terrible getting blood taken, I hate it. I hope you won't have to get blood taken too much doll, sounds terrible. xx

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  18. Congrats with an award, you deserve it! I love reading your blog, just keep on creating)
    Wish you a blessed day ahead!

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    1. Thank you doll!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend xx

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  19. Congrats on your award. Well deserved. Ouch the blood thingy is no fun. Wow, cool stuff about you. Very interesting. Can't wait to see your outfit post on you new stuff. Great post!

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    1. Thank you doll!! I will show them all soon :)

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  20. Fabulous post and congrats on the award, you surely deserve it my dear! A post on the trousers sounds really fun. Happy Friday, I wish you a lovely weekend filled with fun happenings and laughter!

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    1. Thank you sweets!! I hope your weekend was bliss xx

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  21. Congrats on yet another deserving award! I can't believe you were one of the desk in the hallway kids, lol. My hubby was too and for the same reason. The boy never stops talking. :)

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    1. Hahaha...yes, I liked it in the hallway though. My teachers at the time weren't so nice. Haha, your husband was the same, that's funny :))

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  22. Congrats for the award! Adore the clutch!
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  23. congratulation for the award! I wish you a good weekend!

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    1. Thank you, I hope your weekend has been bliss x

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  24. have a great weekend you too =)

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  25. three pairs of trousers! I think I own 5, but I never wear them, and they're certainly not vintage! haha! And I would LOVE to hear your accent!

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    1. Hahaha!! Mine just sit in my closet, I keep thinking to just get rid of them, but I do like to wear them inside when I am relaxing sometimes!! Maybe one day ;-)

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  26. Wow you saw Gary lightbody from snow patrol. That's so exciting, I would be amazed. I adore so many of their songs. I listen to run on repeat to give me motivation sometimes. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend. It's lovely and sunny here and I'm spending some time outdoors

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    1. I did indeed! But, I didn't realize it till later, but it was still cool :) I like their songs as well :)) I hope you have a gorgeous weekend doll!! xx

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  27. Great post!! Congrats for the award!!
    Kisses
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  28. Hi dearest Kizzy!!!!
    Congrats on your award!!!!
    Thank you so very much for your kind words about the passing of my dog; it really meant a lot to me.
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!!!
    Hugs,
    Shannon

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    1. Hello my sweet!! No need to thank me, I hope you are doing better!! Hugs and loves xx

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  29. Congratulations on your award, & love the Balance Me products!

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  30. Wow! What can I say? ... intimidates me!
    Great post! I congratulate the ability and talent to curiosity to me!
    I will always be coming back for more: *


    Regards,
    Katherine Unique


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    1. Thank yu. Have a gorgeous weekend sweetheart xx

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  31. Hahahahaha!! You finally bought the items you loved so much!! They look really beautiful. Can wait to see them on you!!
    BTW congrats for the award darling. You certainly deserve it!!
    xoxo
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    1. Hahaha...I did indeed!! I was afraid they'd be gone, plus when something is on sale, you must get it before it's gone or goes back to regular price ;-) I hope you have a great weekend xoxox

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  32. I'm already getting excited to see that pretty pink skull print on you! Hope you have a wonderful weekend Kizzy!

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    1. I love this dress, it's so lovely :)) You will see it soon!! Have a lovely weekend xo

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  33. great haul dear !!!
    followed you back !
    keep in touch !
    xoxo

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  34. Lovely friday post doll! Have a great weekend!

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  35. Ahaha I used to tell teachers they were wrong about stuff, the prob is I keep doing it with my boss and eh would happy put my desk in a corner if it weren't nailed to the floor. I tried those products via Glossybox and I was positively impressed too! I would love to be able to fake accents, that would help me with my English pronunciation. When we meet, as I hope we will, please don't fake an Italian accent because I'm very sensitive about it :-) love the pink tartan skirt!! Happy Sunday my love!
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    1. You're precious!! You need not to worry!! I bet you will be able to fake an accent soon enough, I would help you :))) Happy Sunday too sweets...Love loves xx

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  36. Love your haul hun! And you deserve the award! My new blogpost is up! Hope you like it!
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  37. Beautiful Haul ,love the Tartan Skirt <3

    kisses

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  38. congrat for your award, I love the olive green dress, the one made with vintage fabrik, is gorgeous!!
    have a good week!!:)
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  39. I wish I could copy other accents. It is so neat that you can. I have never heard of balance me products. I wonder if they are available here.

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  40. Kizzy, congratulations on your award girl! I am loving these seven things about yourself. I can't believe the teacher put your desk out in the hall. What a mean woman! LOL Girl, your childhood! You are an angel! Girl, as light as I am they see my veins through my skin. People tell me I'm transparent! HAHAHA The mosquitoes love me. I soooo want to hear your voice! Do a vine video with the sound on. I would love to hear your different accents or just your voice. I can't believe you guys get free stuff with your magazines! girl. we just get coupons or a perfume piece of paper to smell. go figure! love the items you're stashing away until Christmas. excellent post!
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  41. Congrats for the award!!
    Love blue too!
    Kisses

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  42. I am so in love with the bag in the middle! I couldn't want for Christmas:-)
    hugs from New York,
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