Welcome ...

Saturday 16 May 2015.  Another busy week has flown by.  I am waiting on a couple of orders to arrive with some exciting new products that I can't wait to share with you.  

This week I would like to focus on the Little BU Beauty nail polishes.  

Little BU® nail polish is the creation of born beauty enthusiast, Patricia Dente Haimes.  She spent her early years playing with hair rollers and nail polish in her mother’s salon, and eventually her passion grew into a successful career in New York City as a beauty publicist. 

As a former New Yorker and current London resident, Patricia has recognized that a growing number of sophisticated girls in both cities are frequenting salons with their mothers and best friends for pampering manicure and pedicure services.  Identifying this growing trend amongst the budding urban sophisticates, Patricia decided to develop a safe, odourless nail polish formula that provides a salon quality finish in fashionable colours. The concept of a truly safe, odourless, non-toxic formula with a glossy finish for children has been so popular that it has transcended age parameters, with chic women-in-the-know flocking to use Little BU® nail polish!

These polishes come in wash off or peel off options.  You can add a top coat which will make it last longer. A set of polish, top coat and mani/pedi set would make a wonderful gift for any little fashionista!    

I am bundling a polish, top coat and manicure set and offering them at 20% off usual retail.  What a perfect gift!  


The Cooking Section ... 

I love chocolate chip biscuits!  The lodge that we were married at and spent our first night left two chocolate chip cookies beside our bed to enjoy as a snack and they were the best I had ever had.  Luckily I managed to get the recipe off the chef and I have kept it as a closely guarded secret ... until now.  These are a beautiful chewy version.  

You will need: 

2 c flour, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 180gr unsalted butter melted, 1 c soft brown sugar firmly packed, 1/2 c raw sugar, 1 large egg, 1 egg yolk, 2 tsp vanilla extract, 1 1/2 c chocolate chips or chopped chocolate  

Preheat oven to 165c.  Sieve flour, salt and baking soda into a medium sized bowl.  Mix the melted butter and sugars together.  Mix in the egg, yolk and vanilla.  Mix into the dry ingredients and chocolate until just combined.  Roll into balls and place on a baking tray with grease proof paper and bake for approximately 15-20 minutes and cool on a wire rack.  



The Crafty Section ...

I admit this item isn't exactly crafty and it is incredibly simple - but sometimes don't those end up being the most fun? 

Chalk and outdoor concrete ... I wanted to do something with my little man but I didn't want to make a mess on a Friday afternoon ... lazy mother.  So we took the container of chalk outside and I started drawing jumping rocks on the concrete.  I drew them at varying distances and gave them different point values depending on far he had to jump - thought I'd add a little counting to the game.  From there I let him lead what he wanted to draw and do - I love to hear his ideas! 

So a $2 pack of chalk can entertain a preschooler nicely on a Friday afternoon.  


Have a wonderful week and see you again next Saturday! 

Melissa C