GIVEAWAY Day TWO
I’ve got 5 copies of the Choose Nice Vol.2 zine from @velvet_heartbeat
We collaborated with heaps of other amazing kiwi babes, to write about ethical fashion, food & makeup!
This handbook is so cute, it will inspire you with 🥙 plant based recipes & encourage you to ditch fast fashion 👖👗
I’ll choose 5 winners to each receive:
💄 1x Vegan Lipstick from @colourbytbn
🇳🇿 1x Choose Nice Vol.2 Zine
1. You must be following BOTH @velvet_heartbeat and @demelzasdelights
2. LIKE this post, mention some friends in the comments & tell me WHY choosing ethical options is important to you.
The more people you mention, the more chances to win.
You can also enter over on Facebook via my Demelza’s Delights Page.
Open Internationally, competition closes 9pm NZ time Dec 23rd. All twelve winners will be drawn on Christmas Eve.
*This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram.
I chose these 5 tees for my hubby (I’m his stylist since 8 years btw) and told him go try out some casual business shirts and when he left for the fitting room, I quickly went to the counter and paid for them and when he got back, he asked “where are the tees?” And I handed him the bag saying this is your new year present and hugged him. He was surprised and gave me a hug back right there in the store. (He’s an introvert and thus not a believer in PDA so that’s why I know he was surprised)
This is married life. After knowing him for 8 years and married to him for 4, a lot of things have changed over the course of time. There was a time when I threw lavish surprise birthdays for him, spoilt him to no end and showered him with gifts. So now 8 years later, I have actually run out of options for gifts. So the cycle runs between perfumes, shoes and clothes unless I find something useful for him like a car vacuum cleaner and a car mobile magnetic mount. He is a very tech-savvy guy so gets himself all his big toys like watches, laptops, PlayStation so I resort to these small moments now to give him joy.
Anyway’s so coming back to the tees, they are amazing quality you guys! And great options to choose from too! The color and designs are really cool (my fav out of these is the white one 🤘) This is a steal at half price. Grab a few yourself coz I don’t think you’ll get a better deal!
I realised tonight it’s been a while since I posted a ‘This stuff is going on my face tomorrow’ spiel, so for those who have been mourning the loss - this ones for you 🤪 it probably doesn’t look like it, but I’m going to go full glam tomorrow. By full glam I mean I’m going to use glitter AND eyeliner. So not really full glam, but a little glam. About a third of a cup glam. The @doseofcolors DesiXKatie Friendcation Palette has fast become my daily go-to favourite. It’s just so easy to use. And the colours are beautiful. They did such a wonderful job with this 🤩 For those of you in NZ who are interested in checking out @doseofcolors they ship to NZ, and it’s really fast! Not as fast as @patmcgrathreal but still pretty fast. Speaking of my girl, Mother Pat. The beautiful Matte Trance lipstick in Omi will be on my lips tomorrow and I’m pretty excited about it 😂 anyone else get excited about wearing their favourite lippies?? I’m such a nerd 😂 and the @beccacosmetics highlighter in Prismatic Amethyst will work in beautifully with the eye look I have planned 🤩 and no look would be complete without mascara, and the @lorealmakeup Voluminous Lash Paradise is my current mascara, and I’m pretty happy with it. I’m lucky enough to have pretty long lashes, so this sometimes can build up to almost looking like I’ve got falsies on! And that’s gotta be a good thing 👀 And that’s that. My ramble for tonight. Hope you’re all well and happy, and I’ll be back tomorrow with something a little special... tune in tomorrow to find out, and maybe win a little something something (but you have to be following to be in) 🤩 #doingitall#40something#discoverunder1k#nzblogger#bblogger#beautyblogger#makeupjunkie
🎄Christmas dessert is sorted with this divine limoncello pavlova roulade. It’s filled with freshly whipped cream and a limoncello curd made with New Zealand’s own @sovrano_limoncello
The recipe is up on the blog now 🎄
I don’t know what you see when you see this, but to me I see my total comfort food. Saucy deep fried pork and then deep fried prawn balls- no Chinese takeaway can compare. I’ve been coming to this restaurant for more than 10 years and it’s so bizarre how I wasn’t born and have never lived in China, yet the flavours in this restaurant are so Cantonese and my soul fucking loves and identifies with it. I can’t speak or write Chinese, have only like 2 Chinese friends and don’t know and can’t relate to the daily life and customs to my cousins and relatives that live in Guangzhou, but you can bet we all have the same taste for food. Go culture! .
As I creep towards thirty, I am becoming more interested in the effect of active ingredients in my skincare but it can be DAMN confusing (anyone else dipping into scientific journal articles on Retinol?) 😩 @dermaviduals dermaviduals invited me to trial their facial at @elderberry.kate so I could learn about active ingredients (they're a salon only line - very profesh!). A relaxing room set the mood, with soft music and essential oils. ⚱️My dermaviduals therapist Gilly did a double cleanse, enzyme mask, deep green kelp mask and taught me about what I should be doing to correctly introduce active ingredients into my skincare. For example, not to use retinol on my skin immediately, but introduce a small amount slowly via the dermaviduals Vitamin Cream Mask, containing vitamins A, C, E & D-Panthenol, so my skin could get used to it. Essential fatty acids, like fish oil, would also help improve cell turnover. 🐠I am a big nerd so I loved learning about this highly scientific and safe skincare. 🤓 Gilly applied some very hydrating serums to finish! I am now going to trial dermaviduals for the next three months at home. Hopefully, it means a brighter, tighter start to 2019! 😚 .
Sometimes you’ve gotta stop and smell/photograph other peoples roses lol 🌹
On an unrelated note my wardrobe declutter and try on video is now live! It was a lot of work to do and edit so I hope you enjoy it! Hopefully it might inspire you to streamline and repair your own wardrobe ✨
Get that scrubbed up feeling 💕💕💕
Treat yourself to beautifully smooth, nourished + glowing skin 💕💕💕
We have been absolutely blown away by all of the support by so many inspiring women this year! For every message, story, picture + post we thank you all so much!
Absolute glow babe + total inspiration @petrinachai 💕💕💕
Hey ladies! I've decided to open between Christmas and New Year 🙌 We will be open on the 27th and the 28th of December for Cosmetic Tattoo treatments AND Lash Lifts & Tints and Brow Shapes & Tints 💓 If you want to snap up one of these last spots please give us a call at the clinic on 04 238 2636 ☎️ Books are currently closed so nows your chance to get back in✌
☕️ W I N ☕️ As you know Bell Tea is celebrating 120 years of brewing a great tasting cuppa, and to mark the milestone they have partnered with Kiwi artist Otis Frizzell to create a limited edition print valued at $500!!! To create the design, Otis remixed a classic tattoo illustration style with hand-painted sign writing and artisan screen printing techniques, in a Pop Art style with a bright colour scheme.
There are only 40 copies of this limited edition print, each one numbered and signed by Otis Frizzell, and I have one worth $500 to for a lovey follower of mine!! All you need to do is ensure you are a follower of this page @justamumnz and let me know in the comments below what your favourite Bell cuppa is. Let your friends know too! All comments will be extra entries.
I will draw the random winner on Sunday evening (16th Dec). You can also check it out on my Facebook Page also.
Ending the day with a balm cleanser and my trusty @skinsonic_ for a deep cleanse. With the warmer weather I'm noticing a lot more blackheads than usual (oil/makeup/environmental dirt buildup) and using one of these babies to remove my makeup has been helping so much! Then I am less tempted to squeeze my face 👍🏻
My name is Emma and I cut my hair off myself in the beauty room at work haha- not joking!
Thankfully I have an insanely amazing hairdresser Zara from @zandconz that could fix it all up for me. I adore the style she’s created and colouring! Slowing getting my natural colour through now. Dress: @pagani.co.nz
Serious Food Co Popcorn
Im a big snacker. Constantly pecking at foods. And popcorn is a favourite!
The Serious Food Co Popcorn is Gluten free, Dairy free, Organic Certified, has no artificial nasties, is whole grain and is a-ok for vegans!!! I mean what more could you want really..
Its bloody delicious, like it feels like it should be bad for you. You know that feeling you get when you eat something you know is bad for you but it tastes incredible? Yeah its like that but its actually really good for you!. I buy this now and then for my daughter and it makes me happy knowing I'm giving her some good stuff, and not just popcorn full of sugars or fats.
They have a huge range of different flavours. Dark chocolate drizzle (my favourite so far & pictured) Coconut & Vanilla, Sea Salt, Sweet and Salty, Peanut Butter & Almond (ok my next one i want to try *drools*) and Maple & Cinnamon. Oh and i cant forget they have their own popping corn so you can pop our own and add your own flavours.
I buy mine from Pak n Save but apparently old New World has them too. So go, run now and grab a packet! You wont regret it
🎶ON THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS OL' MEGSY GAVE TO YOUUUU: TIPS TO SURVIVE COMMENTS AROUND FOOOOD🎶
Food and the festive season go hand-in-hand which brings some difficulties for managing both the food itself and comments around food. Whether or not your family or friends are aware of your struggles, comments can be made around how you look, the amount you are eating, and where those scars or bruises came from.
Thus bombardment of questions and comments can be rather testing, so I have devised a short list of answers you can give to end such remarks:
▪ I am doing my best, thank you though ▪ I am working on things with the care of others ▪ I am eating what I can and am doing my best ▪ My recovery is something I am working on at my own pace
Got any other helpful hints? Leave them below!
Until tomorrow, your friend,
RAWING MEG XX
Two lovely customer boxes went out today 🌸 Shipping cut off date is Monday 17th if you want your boxes to (hopefully) arrive before Christmas! We also have a limited amount of Candles left, however, we have Soy Wax Melts (same brand, same scents) to take their place 🖤 DM us to order!
I love chicken, even more so when it's fried, even more still when it's fried Korean style.
Ain't called number 1 for no reason, it's probably the best I've had in Auckland to date. This is hugely preferential and I'm sure there are better out there, so please hit me up, I want to eat them.
This place tho, let's you order ahead, can also do uber eats I believe, but only problem is parking for pickup. Downstairs carpark used to give you half hour free, but doesn't seem to do that any more.
Small price to pay for awesome chicken tho! juicy and crunchy, and oh man, there is a kick of spice to the hot ones! Love it! Their whole chicken boxes are pretty decently sized, we had 2 boxes between four people and had about a whole box left by the end of the dinner.
Also did up our own salad and greens for the meal, makes a super epic night in without too much fussing about.
Oh, and the icing on this awesome cake are the picked radish cubes they give you with each box of chicken, omg they are the perfect pallet cleanser for this meal! Love it!
Before the Christmas rush is in full swing and everyone starts to head away on holiday & disconnect to spend time with their loved ones, we want to wish you all a safe and Happy Christmas ✨🎄
Sending love and all the good vibes to every single one of you❤️I am so grateful that you take the time to tune in and keep up with our wild adventures 🍃Whether you are a recent follower or someone who has been around since this all began 6 years ago🌞⚡️
From Rusty eating himself to near death this year to Ziggy and her sassyness , theres never a dull moment with us & I’m sure the best is yet to come 🙈😂💃 .
Video by our talented pal @reubenlooi
Had a great day, especially having my first of a now monthly Vintage Coffee Catch up with the lovely Keita who also works at the council and loves to dress vintage! So looking forward to tomorrow, as it is the staff Christmas event!
I have a new blog post today and it’s all about this @bellaboxaust x Good Magazine limited edition box I got sent. I was really excited to receive this as it’s full of more natural, cruelty free and eco friendly products. It’s such good value and great as a gift. Check out astylecollector.com for all the details.
You'll know my bubba by their cheeks😁//Ура!! Книжному клубу на английском языке для мам/пап и детей быть!!В чем идея: выбираю классную книгу (что для меня классная детская книга- качественые красивые иллюстрации, еще лучше, если они необычные, и доброе и/или мудрое содержание, которая учит чему-то хорошему, или хотя бы не учит плохому, согласны?) на английском языке, записываю видео моего чтения на английском, потом аудио перевода на русский, даю ссылку, где книгу можно купить, хотя покупать необязательно, можно смотреть с ребенком видео. В чем польза: очевидно, по-моему, английский язык и для ребенка, и для мамы тоже бонусом 😁Как получить первый выпуск с зимней книгой - по ссылке в профиле в разделе пробные материалы, Storytime. Оставьте свое мнение в комментариях, пожалуйста, думаете, хорошая идея? О, и еще: отмечайте родителей, которым это, думаете, тоже может быть интересно. P. S. Для первого выпуска выбрала самую сложную книгу для видео, потому что она с вертикальными иллюстрациями, увидите, поймете🙈
“But I prefer the windy days, the days that strip me back, blasted, tossed, who knows where, imagine them, purple-red, silver-pink, natural confetti, thin, fragile, easily crushed and blackened, fading already wherever the air’s taken them across the city, the car parks, the streets, the rugged grass verges, dog-ear and adrift on the surfaces of the puddles, flat to the gutter stones, mixing with the litter, their shards of colour circling in the leaf-grimy corners of yards.” The Beholder, Public Library, Ali Smith // predictably I read this story as a rejection of Western-neoliberal-medicinal diagnosis of illness. It’s about a woman who finds she has a blossoming branch growing out of her chest and decides that that is okay. Xx
If you have yet to complete all your Christmas shopping yet, head over to L'Occitane! Their create-your-own-gift box is really good value and comes in a gorgeously presentable box along with ribbon and a gift bag as well! Just pick your shower gel/foam, body cream, soap and hand cream and leave it for the lovely ladies to pack it all up for you! Instant gift only for $99! If that's a bit out of the budget, they also have some cute baubles and gift sets as low as $20!
“You take in things you don’t want to all the time. The second you hear or see some ordinary moment, all its intended targets, all the meanings behind the retreating seconds, as far as you able to see, come into focus. Hold up, did you just hear, did you just say, did you just see, did you just do that?”