Thursday, 20 December 2012

Queen Cosmetics giveaway results

The winner of the Queen Cosmetics giveaway is…. (drum roll)… MsExpat!

Congratulations and you should receive your prize in the next few weeks (though give or take a week or so because of Christmas perhaps).

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Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Pocket money sweets - Christmas treats

I’m of an age where I can remember running to the corner shop with 10p in my pocket and being able to buy a big back of mixed sweets – chews, lollies, sherbet, liquorice – oh my, heaven for a kid. When I do the ‘I remember when’ speech now, I see Dot’s eyes glaze over as she thinks ‘here we go again, back to the days of the dinosaurs’.

Monday, 17 December 2012

Winner - Lavera skincare giveaway

Ta da!
The winner of the 40s Chic Laveray skincare giveway is @Twinklefire. If you're reading this (which hopefully you are) then please contact me with your email address.
You have won the Lavera Faces My Age Anti-Wrinkle Organic Face Care Gift Bag, which is worth £49.50.
Lavera products are natural, plant-based and organic, and are suitable for even sensitive skin, thanks to the fact they are free from preservatives, synthetic perfumes and synthetic colours.

Congratulations @Twinklefire! 

Christmas gifts – hair

If your Christmas is about dressing up and partying then check out these great gifts for glorious tresses…

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Happy holidays – winter sun in Austria

This past few days have seen a dearth of posts from me – that’s because 40s Chic has been having a long-overdue rest with the family, our first holiday together for several years. We are in Austria, in a place called Saalbach Hinterglemm, a ski resort spread between the villages of Saalbach and yes, you’ve guessed it, Hinterglemm.

Monday, 10 December 2012

Beauty – Melvita face, body and hair oil

New from Melvita, Nature’s Gold Extraordinary Oil is an all-round beauty product, suitable for face, body and hair. Choc full of nourishing extracts from around the world, it contains Inca inchi oil from the Amazon, kendi Oil from Indonesia and the skincare wunder kind of 2012, argan oil from Morocco.

Friday, 7 December 2012

Giveaway - Living Nature Skin Essentials

This week’s great giveaway at 40s Chic comes courtesy of New Zealand natural skincare company Living Nature.

One lucky person will win a Skin Essentials gift pack for dry skin, which at this time of year, lets face it, is something we could all do with. The prize, worth £28, includes 50ml size bottles of cleanser, toner and moisturiser, a sample size night cream and award winning Firming Flax Serum, all bundled up in a reusable canvas bag.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Arm candy - Radley spring summer 13

You can never have too many bags. Some people like jewellery, some people like watches, me, I love bags. So you can imagine how thrilled I was to be invited to the Radley SS13 launch in London a week or so ago. I walked into a large, white room, completely full of beautiful bags. I was in heaven.

This is my favourite - the Chiltern Tote. Hanging above is the Classic Pocket Bag and alongside you can see the Chiltern Mini. Look at the paint colours splattered on the canvas behind and that chair is amazing. The colours are new for next summer and the coral at the end is so beautiful. My favourite though is the blue, second from the left. My photos have not done the colour justice, but here it is close up.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Giveaway results - Canapés recipe book

Congratulations to the following people who have each won a copy of Canapes from Dorling Kindersley. Written by Victoria Blashford-Snell and Eric Treuille, this book is choc full of great party food ideas - what could be more perfect in the run up to Christmas.

Lucy Simpson
Jools H

Your books will be sent to you direct from the publisher.

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Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Gorgeous Christmas gifts

I have been holding my hands behind my back, twiddling my fingers and sitting on my hands since July to stop myself talking about Christmas too early, but hey, it's now December and it's definitely time to jingle those bells and get festive. I thought I would bring you a few of my favourite Christmas gifts, discovered during my travels in the lat few months. I could go on for pages, but I wouldn't want to tire you out before the big day itself, so I'm limiting myself to just a few, with more photos than words for a seasonal change...

Monday, 3 December 2012

Pull up a biscuit and take a seat - interiors

Isn't this brilliant? I've just received these images and had to share them. What a great idea for a seat, it's quirky and ideal for the home fashionista who is looking for that little bit of extraordinary.