Saturday, 1 December 2012

Christmas Giveaway

Over the last few weeks,I've had some great competitions on the blog and thought I would do one last competition for 2012.

One lucky winner will win a gorgeous cosmetics bag filled with goodies including both high street and luxury goodies.

To be in with a chance to win,here's what you gotta do.

1. You must be a follower of the blog by email,blog lovin,hello cotton or networked blogs.(1 entry)
2. Follow Me on Facebook and Twitter. (1entry each)
3. Share " I've entered @Anita Beauty Blog Christmas competition to win an amazing goodie bag. Get Entering " (1entry for sharing on Facebook,1 entry for sharing on Twitter)
4. You must leave a comment below saying how you follow and what you love about Christmas.(1 entry)

Competition will run from today 1st December to 20th December xxx

xxx This is an international giveaway and the winner will be picked at random xxx

Friday, 30 November 2012

Christmas With Lush

Lush always have a gorgeous selection of Christmas gifts and this year, they have pulled it out of the bag again with some amazing lovelies. Here are my personal favs that would have me jumping for joy Christmas morning.
Snow Fairy €16.50 includes Snow Fairy Shower Gel (100g),Shimmy Shimmy Massage Bar and Angels Delight Star Soap (70g)

Jolly Hollydays €32.95 includes Karma Soap, Each Peach Massage Bar, Ponche Shower Gel (100g), Sandy Santa Sugar Scrub and Mr Punch Soap (100g) 
Festive Fiesta €44.95 includes Sandy Santa Sugar Scrub, Sweetie Pie Shower Jelly, Ponche Shower Gel (100g), Rub Rub Rub Shower Scrub (130g), Northern Lights and Snow Globe Soaps, Whoosh Shower Jelly and Slammer Shower Gel (100g)

All I Want For Christmas €94.95 includes Party Popper Bath Ballistic, Candy Mountain Bubble Bar, Ceridywns Cauldron Luxury Bath Melt, Christmas Eve Bubble Bar, Golden Wonder Bath Ballistic, Father Christmas Bath Ballistic, Cinders Bath Ballistic, Sunnyside Bubble Bar, The Comforter Bubble Bar, Magic Wand Reusable bubble Bar Wand, Avobath Bath Ballistic, French Kiss Bubble Bar, Karma Bubble Bar, So White Ballistic, Amandapondo Bubble Bar, Big Blue Bath Ballistic, Rose Jam Bubbleroon, Twilight Bath Ballistic and Sex Bomb Ballistic.

xxx Have you seen anything from Lush this year you would like to find under the tree? xxx

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Pixy Natural Bath Oil and A Very Cute Soap

Last week, a gorgeous package from one of my new beauty loves Pixy Natural arrived. In it was their sensual bath oil and the incredibly cute honey suckle soap. 

 Sensual Bath Oil (€9.95) comes in a gorgeous heart shaped bottle and is suitable for all skin types. Ingredients include Sweet Almond Oil and Vitamin E so it is ideal for giving your skin a treat on these cold days. There is also a hint of glitter in this bath oil. I've used this twice and my skin feels gorgeous. All you need to do is add two teaspoons of oil to warm running water and mix it into the water. Your bath may be slippery afterwards so take care.

Honeysuckle Soap (€5.49) is sucha  cute soap, as soon as I saw it, I immediately went Aaaaw! This soap is made with luxurious cocoa butter and macadamia oil and has a gorgeous floral scent.All skin types can benefit from this soap but it is especially good for dry or ageing skin. 

Pixy /natural have a great selection for Christmas Gifts and Stocking Fillers so be sure to pop over to them an say hello at

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Mint Flamingo Jewellery

I love discovering new jewellery websites, so that I can spend hours looking through their pieces and deciding what to add to my growing jewellery collection. During last week, I discovered a Scottish jewellery website on twitter called Mint Flamingo. As it turned out they were looking for some bloggers to review some pieces and on Monday, two gorgeous pieces from their collection arrived in my post box. 

Charm Bracelets £3.50 each (approx €4.35)

Alice Rabbit Necklace: Pendants measure approx 2.3cm x 3cm and chain is approx 76cm. £.7.50 (approx €9.30)

I love both pieces and have worn them every day since their arrival. 

Mint Flamingo only opened in 2012 and is already a mecca for people who love vintage or quirky jewellery.(I definitely fall into that category) There is a huge selection on the site from bracelets to brooches and necklaces. I have already picked out a few more pieces that will get added to my collection.

If you are a fan of jewellery, definitely pop on over to their website and see if anything takes your fancy. They deliver to Ireland for £4.50c (approx €5.50) You can also find Mint Flamingo on Facebook and Twitter

Monday, 26 November 2012

Embracing My Inner Calm With Yantra Mat

My days are pretty manic looking after the little man and working.By the end of the day,my back is In bits and I would be very happy with a massage.Of course,I never get one. That all changed this week when the Yantra Mat arrived on my doorstep.
While not strictly a massage,the 8820 accupressure points can ease muscle tension, aches and pains. Sounded devine to me so I have given it a few tries, now I won't lie, this lovely is quite uncomforable at first so I reccomend putting a thin towel between yourself and the mat. You can see how it takes some getting used to when you see this staring back at you.
You can choose to lie on your back or front when using the matt. Lying on your back stimulating acupressure points along the spine to help soothe back problems while lying on your front can help to improve your metabolism and loosen tightness in the diaphragm and respiratory muscles.  Suffer from tightness in the neck and jaw? Use your yantra mat to help loosen that tightness by lying on your cheek.
I've only used it a few times but so far I can see a vast improvemtn in the discomfort on my lower back, I've yet to work up the courage to try lying on my stomach with it.
The Yantra Mat is half price at €29.90 (RRP €49.95), and is available from Lifes2good on 1890 35 10 10 and online at
xxx Would you be willing to try this to help with back pain? xxx