Sinivalia, Blended Valley, Aromatheraphy, Skincare

I was lucky enough just lately to collaborate on a blog post/social media posts with the brands Sinivalia and Blended Valley, and was kindly sent some pieces, Sinivalia being the skincare and Blended Valley being the aromatherapy oils. I was also sent some pieces that I could give away to you lucky lot in the style of 4 competitions, with each winner winning one piece each, keep reading to find out how to win these.
Sinivalia is a range of skincare that is completely organic and natural, and you will also be pleased to know that this brand is totally against animal testing, which I think is something we are all happy to hear.

I was kindly gifted a few of there products, six in total, in which three of these are being given away in three separate competitions over on my Instagram account over the weekend, there will be 3 winners, each getting a chance to win the product they enter for. The competitions are for the "Carrot Face & Body Oil", "Rosehip Oil" and the "Anti-aging Face Oil".

Sinivalia have a variety of products over on there website which all look and sound amazing! If you would like to check out there website, you can do so by clicking on the link below:
Sinivalia, Blended Valley, Aromatheraphy, Skincare

Blended Valley is a brand that is dedicated to those who use aromatherapy products, there blended oils are perfect for yoga practice, meditation, combat insomnia, promote relaxation, increase your energy and also to improve your general health.

I have also been sent there Chakra Oil Gift Set to give away to just one of you lovely lot! It is a gorgeous gift set that contains 7 of there aromatherapy blends, these oils are designed for both diffusers and oil burners, but can also be applied to Chakra bracelets, healing stones or crystals.

Over on the Blended Valley website, they also have a wide range of different oils for all different purposes, I would highly recommend taking a trip on over to there website if you are into using oils for aromatherapy....the sleep healing oil sounds like a pretty good one to me, as I always have trouble sleeping!

Now for the exciting bit, listed below is when the four competitions will be taking place over on my Instagram, they will each run for a total of 1 week and they also have a set of conditions attached to them which are as follows:
- Like and Comment on the Instagram post
- Follow me on Instagram - @clairejoanneblog
- Follow Sinivalia or Blended Valley 

Sinvalia Carrot Face & Body Oil - 16th to 23rd Feb
Sinvalia Rosehip Oil - 16th to 23rd Feb

Sinvalia Anti-aging Face Oil - 17th to 24th Feb
Chakra Oil Gift Set - 17th to 24th Feb

Introducing Sinivalia & Blended Valley - Plus 4 Competitions*

Friday, 15 February 2019

glossybox, nails inc, luxie beauty, mugler, vitamasques, regenerate toothpaste

Another month and another one of my trusted Glossyboxes arrives to my door for me to enjoy, I tend  to really like getting these boxes each month, it's like a special treat of beauty bits that I wouldn't usually think of purchasing myself.
I've already been a paying subscriber to Glossybox for over a year now and recently posted a picture over on my Instagram of a year with Glossybox, so that you can see for yourself what a variety of products that you do actually get each month.

This month it's all about love, so let's get into the blog post and see what I received in my box this month....

Huda Beauty - Lip Contour
I got this in the shade "Flirt" which I am really happy with, as the other shade which was "Venus" looks to be more of a red shade colour and anything red just doesn't suit me at all. I'm not too sure what I will use this with just yet, but it is definitely one that I will be keeping for myself as it is a colour that I actually do like.

Nails Inc - Status Ready Nail Varnish
This is probably my favourite item out of this months box....being a nail technician an all, we do tend to love anything to do with nails. I recently had a big clear out of all my old nail varnishes and was on the lookout for some new ones, so this has come in good timing for me to start building the Nails Inc ones up again.

Luxie Beauty - Medium Fan Face Brush
I really don't need another fan brush but I guess adding another one to my collection of them won't hurt haha, and if I don't end up using it what it is actually for, I guess it will make a good photo prop at some point right?.

Regenerate - Enamel Science Advanced Toothpaste
I received this in a previous Glossybox a little while ago and after using the last tube of it up, I can't say I was that big a fan of it, I wasn't keen on the taste of it and it just didn't make my teeth feel clean in the slightest. So this time round I think I will pass this on to someone else for them to try and save it being wasted.

Vitamasques - Rose Gold Dust Sheet Mask
Another sheet mask again to add to my ever growing stash of them that I currently have going on, I do love a good face mask but I really don't do them enough! This weather has really dried my skin out just lately though, so I do need to do a face mask at least once a week to keep my skin feeling hydrated and moisturised. So I am really looking forward to trying this one, maybe I will do it this week hmm......

Mugler - Alien His 'N' Hers
These his 'n' hers fragrances I have already passed onto my mum, as she loves the scent of them and for me they were just a bit too strong, I'm more a fan of sweet scented perfumes. I already have quite a few perfume samples that I am still trying to use up, so I really have no need for another two that someone else could make use of.

February Glossybox: Unboxing

Monday, 11 February 2019

canon, camera, ipad, pro, apple, pencil, photography

So finally January is over and is it just me or did January just seem to last forever, it just seemed to drag on for ages. I had planned for this blog post to be up on the 1st, but I just didn't have time to sit down and type it all up....even though it was already written up on my iPad.

So let's have a recap of what January meant for me....

One || I managed to read 4 books this month, how I don't know, because usually I only manage one or two. I just seem to be loving laying in bed of a night time and getting cosy with a book for about an hour before I go to sleep, plus I also promised myself I wouldn't purchase anymore books until I had read what was on my bookshelf and so far I have made a pretty good dent in what I already have.

Two || I finally got round to buying a new camera, it's nothing as fancy as the one I originally wanted but I wanted something smaller than my DSLR just so if I'm out walking the dog for instance, I can just pop the camera in my pocket incase I spot a photo opportunity. I paid just under £250 for the Canon camera but it was so worth it, it's so easy now just to transfer my pictures straight to my iPhone/iPad through wifi then having to put the memory card into my iMac.

Three || Procreate on my iPad Pro has meant alot to me this month, I've regained my love for digital drawings and cartoon style drawings aswell, I posted one over on my Instagram the other day which you can see here....but since then I have lightened the skin colour and added more shade and light to it. I am going to be putting these on sale over on my Etsy account this month, so if your interested in one priced at a offer of just £5.00 as a reader of my blog then just send me an email

These are the three main things that I wanted to include for my recap of January, wanted to keep it short yet simple.

How was your January?

A Recap Of January

Monday, 4 February 2019