April 17, 2014

Advertiser Feature: Feelunique.com & Wild About Beauty Natural Cosmetics

I first heard of this online beauty store from my dear friend, who has ordered some salon hair products with nice discounts there. Salon quality shampoos & conditioners are quite expensive in Finland, especially if bought straight from the hair dressers, so I know she has saved a big buck by purchasing them from feelunique.com instead. { Another money saving plus side of this store is that you get a free shipping when your order is over 15€ ! Wont be a problem for me. } Personally, I use anything for my hair that seems effective for coloured hair, has a budget friendly price tag on and / or I've heard nice reviews about.

EDIT: I have voucher codes for you !
Use code april8off70 in the promotional code box at the checkout to save £8 when you spend £70 or more
- Use code april5off60 in the promotional code box at the checkout to save £5 when you spend £60 or more
Use code april2off30 in the promotional code box at the checkout to save £2 when you spend £30 or more
Use code april9off4 in the promotional code box at the checkout to save 9% when you buy 4 or more items 
- Use code april6off2 in the promotional code box at the checkout to save 6% when you buy 2 or more items
- Use code april3off in the promotional code box at the checkout to save 3%

 (*free delivery on £10+ orders)
These offers cannot be used in conjunction with any other feelunique.com voucher code promotion or Unique Member Club discount. Discount codes exclude the following brands Stila, Gatineau, ghd, Ole Henriksen, Lily Lolo, Dr Sebagh & Moroccanoil. Valid until 30th April.

I don't have any long time favorites when it comes to beauty products in general, but I do love the fact that feelunique.com has variety of cosmetics that aren't available in Finland - and some I've never even heard of. So while browsing around the site I discovered brand called Wild About Beauty. Sounded a lot like me, so I thought I'd take a closer look. I'll add some basic info straight from the site, since I haven't used these products myself and don't have any personal experience yet. :)
"Co-founded by TV presenter Louise Redknapp and famous makeup artist Kim Jacob, Wild About Beauty is a range of botanical cosmetics that enrich and care for your skin whilst ensuring high quality performance.The range works in harmony with your skin to help protect, enhance and nourish the skin with plant extracts. The multifunctional products can help achieve a variety of looks, and are perfect for today’s modern women.This fresh approach to wearable, coloured cosmetics enables women to enhance their natural beauty without harsh ingredients and complicated make up." It's a mid-priced brand, using natural ingredients and all the colours seem so delicious too! I'm a very visual personality, so the packaging of products mean massively to me. Starting from Wild About Beauty -logo to the appearance of the lipstick shells and nail polish bottles - everything is simply beautiful.
Oh and they also have a sale "take 3 and pay for 2" from all of this line's items!
Discount (the cheapest product of the three free of charge) will automatically be applied once you've added the products. I just had to make a little imaginary shopping cart / wishlist for the future (since now I'm broke hah) and I hope you find something worth trying out too. At least I would buy this store empty if I could.

(Three colour choices, my pick 03 Maggie)

Multi-purpose crème for eyes, lips and cheeks! 

A multi-tasking marvel! This is a ‘quick fix’ product for enhancing eyes, lips and cheeks by adding a hint of colour that lasts throughout the day. Infused with skin beneficial anti-oxidants, Vitamins A and E (
antioxidants that helps to protect and repair skin), this ultra light, blendable formula is easy to apply and guarantees a natural looking finish.

- Creamy and light sheer texture crème
- Multi-Purpose, easy to apply 
- Free from Parabens and Petrochemicals

three colour choices (my picks 07 Cherrie & 08 Caroline)

Soft shine, luxurious, lightweight lipstick! 
This soft shine, luxurious lipstick in a beautifully lightweight formula doubles up as a beneficial treatment and protector for lips. Wild About Beauty Nutrilips Colour SPF 15 is infused with Wild Mango Butter to ensure lips are kept well hydrated whilst anti-oxidant Argan Oli leaves them looking and feeling kissably soft!

- Contains SPF 15.
- Intensely hydrating and nourishing.
- Creamy and lightweight.
- Free from Parabens.

Key Ingredients:
- Wild Mango Butter has restorative, soothing and moisturising properties.
- Argan Oil is an anti-oxidant to condition, protect and soften lips. 

six colour choices (my picks 05 Elio & 12 Joe & 11 Benjamin)

A selection of wearable and seasonal, trend-led shades, formulated without the use of harmful ingredients!
Wild About Beauty Nail Varnish is Formaldehyde, Toluene and DBP free, easy streak-free application resulting in long-stay colour wear. For best long-stay results, firstly apply base coat followed by varnish and then complete with a topcoat. 

Take a look at the shop here and make a wishlist of your own!

April 9, 2014

Advertise on my page ?

I'm not sure how many small business owners are reading this right now, but I do hope I'll manage to reach at least some. That's because I would really love to cooperate with more etsy.com -sellers and other small businesses rather than huge companies (yeah I still have couple of those among my advertisers, simply because I shop there myself / love the shops.) I'm looking forward to promoting your products on my blog and social platforms by doing a well written review of them with multiple photographs. We could even organize a lovely giveaway together! :)  I've been so lucky in these past two years to have been able to spread the word about three different etsy.com - stores. Most recent cooperation happened very recently with Anna Ruth Simple Salves (check out my previous post, natural beauty products) and last year I made two sponsored posts: Ninj & Ninj and DB Illustrations. Links to their shops can be found on my sidebar. Sidenote: I believe in long term partnership and fair deals, so if some entrepreneur is kind enough to send me their products for free their link will most definitely remain on my blog til the end of it's existence! :) And few days ago I finally uploaded etsy-app on my phone, so now I'm officially hooked with so many amazing items by unique artists and artisans.. * sigh *

So here comes my updated sponsor info and some statistics of my blog. I'm sincerely looking forward to hearing from you. xx

"Indie by heart" is a PR friendly site. 
It is open to product reviews, advertisements and hosting giveaways. 
I'm currently most interested in:

- beauty products
- handmade, vintage (etsy stores)
- interior items
- womens clothing and accessories

I'm always looking for new products to review and new sponsors for my site.
Contact me via email to discuss more or if you have any questions. 
We can also discuss about ad space on my site's sidebar.
I only work with sponsors that are appropriate and whose site reflect on my personal 
taste and content of this blog. Gifts or product samples are very welcome. ^^ 
I can also accept monetary compensation via paypal / bank transfer.

"Indie by heart" is also open to blog button or link exchanges with fellow bloggers
I only make free deals. If you have a question for me, you can email or also 
place comment under any of my blog, and I'll get back to you asap. 
Remember to include your blog address or/and email as well x

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April 4, 2014

Necklace of the Royal Ones

I sincerely believe this necklace carries within the most magical powers. Sparkling fairy dust, whispered enchantments and beautiful woodland nymphs with wild flowers on their hair.
Can you vision it?

I can. I believe in fairy tales.

statement necklace & floral garland / Glitter

March 28, 2014

HAUL: Beauty Bargains

{Jippii, tänäänkin suomea ;} Esittelyssä viimeaikaisia kauneus- ja kauniita ostoksiani. Ensimmäisenä mainittakoon upea unelmakaulakoruni Glitteristä, jonka vihdoin kotiutin. En peittele pikkumaterialistin iloani ^^ Mutta, keskitynpä tällä kertaa näihin kauneuspuolen tuotteisiin, ettei tästä tule ihan kilometripostausta kaikkine kuvineni ..


My recent #beauty buys .. and something beautiful, too. It's my dream necklace from Glitter - stunning isn't she? ♥ Will show you more pics next time, so this post wont be never ending one. Today I'm focusing on the cosmetics department of my latest finds instead. 

March 27, 2014

FOOD: Nepalese

Tänä vuonna paikallinen ravintolaruokakulttuuri on kokennut useita muutoksia. 20 vuotta kiinalaisen ravintolan yrittäjina toiminut pariskunta jäi ansaitulle eläkkeelle ja uusi toimija tarjoilee aasialaisen keittiön parhaimpia Oriental Asia - nimen alla. Emme ole vielä päässeet testaamaan edullista 8,90€ buffet-pöytää täynnä erilaisia wokkeja ja mikä parasta - SUSHIA! Lisäksi lähiruokaan keskittynyt Vilée Puoti & Bistro lopetti toimintansa ja sen entisissä tiloissa jatkaa nepalilaista ruokaa tarjoileva Everest Nepal. Kävin ystäväni kanssa herkuttelemassa siellä jo aikapäiviä sitten, mutta kuvat ovat jääneet kansion sopukoihin sopivaa hetkeä odottelemaan. Voin kyllä suositella paikkaa, sillä pidän hieman tulisesta ruuasta - ja raita-kastike sekä naan-leipä tasapainottavat kastikkeiden vahvempiakin makuja mukavasti. Valitsimme tandoori-kanakastikkeen jossa oli mm. voita, hunajaa, kookosta ja inkivääriä (jos muistan oikein :P) ja toinen friteeratuilla kanoilla tulisemmalla kastikkeella. Hyvää oli ja toistekin pitää päästä kyllä illastamaan kera hyvän ystävän! ^^

Went to Nepalese restaurant with my friend - yum ! :)

March 26, 2014

FOTD & OOTD: Nude Pinks & Denim Blues

I've got so much in store to post, most topics beauty related (I hope you like! :) You might have already seen the majority of these upcoming images on my Instagram (or should I say one pic or collage per topic). In case you've also got an account follow me there easily by clicking the link on sidebar. And yeah, I know I'm not up to date with my blog posts. But you wouldn't probably even know if I didn't mention it hehe! So no apologies this time, since this is after all my very own little sandbox and I will post here whenever it suits my schedule * wink * If I didn't have a job and life I would post all day everyday! I do love blogging, somehow Instagram just has seemed easier and quicker for me lately. So you better follow me there to stay updated in due time. But today I've got one "face of the day" and "outfit of the day" for you.

NYC eyeshadows
Body Collection lipstick "Melba"
black eyeliner - Gina Tricot cosmetics line

March 19, 2014

Styling, coffee & shopping dreaming

Lately my blog has been all about beauty and such. Today I've got something completely different to post, mostly about fashion. There's even an outfit of the day, yayy it's been a while! ^^ Actually I've got some a bit older photos from my folders to show you. These are from my trip to few hours of styling class with my co-workers, but there just haven't been a proper time to post these before { aka I forgot } First we fetched coffees from nearby Coffee House, mine was peppermint chocolate latte { Marianne} Mmm! Then we started doing fun assignments with colleagues around Finland, with the jewelry and accessories all of us had brought from our own workplaces.
hat - H&M
oxblood blazer - H&M
Be Classy t-shirt - Seppälä
jewelry - Glitter

March 13, 2014

It's the most valuable possession of yours - so take good care of it

I have a confession to make: I'm not the most conscientious when it comes to taking care 
of the biggest organ of my body. My skin - it has gone through "some" neglect over these past years, 
like sunbathing without proper sun blocks all the time, frostbites, not washing my make up every night, eating whatever I crave for and then trying to squeeze those pimples  ..The usual sins. So you can imagine my delight when I was contacted by one really lovely lady, Anna Woodrum. She has her own store on etsy.com called Anna Ruth's Simple Salves, selling variety of body balms, salves, creams, lip balms - all from natural components and hand made by herself. I'm a fan already! I was so happy when Anna wanted to send me some of her products for testing. Actually, I thought she might pick one or two treats for my evermore dry lips and wintry desert looking hands. So you can probably believe how amazed I was when I got to open my package: it was full of all kinds of treats, incl. five jars, a lip balm and heart shaped lotion bar. I'm feeling like a birthday girl, yay! (Which I actually will be next week, March 13. so this was a wonderful gift :) 

My personal budget has also been one of the main reasons I haven't tried any natural beauty products before, and been stuck with some market creams instead - and using even those very randomly as you can figure. But this is not the deal with Anna Ruth's Simple Salves at all, they are really affordable and the prices range between 1,50 and 8 euros! So enough with the excuses: I can afford to take care of my body and with the way it deserves - naturally. There's a lot of variety in her store, and I think you'll find your favorites and the most suitable ones for your own skin along with all the gorgeous scents to pick out from.

Anna is also very gracious to give my readers 10% discount off all orders over $10! 
Just use a special code NATURALSALV10
It's valid until April 15th, so make sure you visit her store right now xx

March 5, 2014

Little bit of This & That

These are the last items I'm going to show you separately from my recent Fragrance Direct order .. aka HAUL! :) I wont link the previous posts now because they are the ones before this, you can easily click "older post" or choose them on the sidebar's Archive list. I've featured YSL Babydoll-perfume, Astor make up with swatches, Calvin Klein etc. in those so take a look at them too! x

Rimmel Traffic Stopping shadow "Over the Limit" £2.25 / 2,73€

I love the shimmery, metallic shades and this is such a fun looking palette too
- like traffic lights but in far better colours than the ones used on the streets haaha ! Sorry girls, no swatches today - these are pretty basic tones. They're nice Rimmel quality, that suits together with it's price range perfectly. "What you see is what you get"-kind of thing. :)

Wait there's more ..

March 1, 2014

My Sweetheart

New perfume: Yves Saint Laurent "Babydoll" 
50ml edt /24 eur from Fragrance Direct

Since this scent seems to be sold out where I live, I was really excited to spot it with a nice discount on one of my favorite online beauty stores. If you haven't visited yet - shame on you and click this :D (it's not a paid link, and by clicking it I do not gain any points or something. Just a happy smile on my face because I could spread the info about this really affordable site) Well I did have to wait for it to arrive for a month, just like my other items (see previous posts) but I think it was really worth it. I'm in love with the adorable little bottle and the delicate, fresh scent it has inside. Since it's edt it's not very empowering and might not last all day, but it's fine by me since there's people around me who have sensitivity to strong scents, like my mum and boss - and even I can get migraine. So Babydoll is a really lovely alternative to the sweet, fruity day perfumes and deeper night time scents I already have. Plus it totally looks like a gorgeous diamond on my vanity table :P