Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Tilda Swinton, Beyonce, Monaco Rose Ball and Random Loves!

The Monaco Royals were in attendance with The Kaiser at the Bal De La Rose Du Rocher
 (Monaco Rose Ball) 


 Loving Princess Charlotte's Chanel dress, diamonds and glitter nails.
Not so sure of the leather biker jacket for Princess Charlene. 
images via Getty

What do you think of Tilda Swinton performing the art of sleeping at MOMA? 
"The Maybe" will occur 6 more times this year unannounced.
image via TIME

Instead of stuck in a glass box with a jug of water...
I would actually prefer the art of relaxing and watching here .....
Take the tour here

Beyonce is rocking the new H&M Summer collection, don't you think?
image via Huff Post STYLE

A great recipe to add to your collection Chocolate Beetroot Cake from the very fabulous Mowelicious
 and if you haven't already, add this Blog to your reading list.
It's a goodie! 


Fun Neon for Nails from Revlon. 
I think the Easter Bunny might leave some of these for my more health conscious nieces.

White base coat + colour =Neon Fun for $15.95!!!
Available in Australia from here
How gorgeous are these African Dog collars from Buckles & Belts!!
Three sizes available here.

Have you downloaded the new look Pinterest yet? 
I am loving the larger images and other fancy tweaks they have made.

Jen X

  

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Bar Cart Beauty

There's something about a cocktail on wheels, an instant party!
There is beauty in a well displayed Bar Cart, don't you think?
I love this great alternative to the usual Bar Cart from 1st Dibs
It is an Indian Bird Seller's Cart! 


A very Chic idea!
Jen X



GEMSTONE GOSSIP

I must say most of my clients choose their gemstone based on the colour they love, me included. 
Have you ever chosen a gemstone based on their meaning?
Some choose a gemstone for healing and others to achieve what they wish for.
Gemstones are certainly known for their power and many have magical stories.
Here are a few;

So in Greek Myth..... 
Once upon a time there was Dionysus, the god of wine, celebration and intoxication. The world revolved around him and he was gods gift to women...in his mind anyway. He would become enraged on the rare occasion beauties would ignore him. One day he decided to take revenge by allowing his two tigers to devour the next beauty  to do this. 
Here's the bit where you would say calm down & step away from the wine...anyway..
A beautiful virgin maiden named Amethysta was on her way to visit the temple of the goddess Diana.  He set the tigers set upon her and Amethysta cried to Diana for help. The goddess turned Amethysta into a statue of clear quartz to protect her from the tigers. 
Can't imagine how the tigers were feeling slamming into a huge piece of quartz and dare say loosing a tooth...ouch!
When Dionysus realised his ruthlessness (or was it just a case of a bruised ego) he began to weep with sorrow. His tear soaked goblet of wine was spilt as he collapsed.
The clear quartz absorbed the colour of the wine, creating the stone Amethyst.
Amethyst is thought to bring calmness and balance.










An Inuit legend says....
Once upon a time the Northern Lights fell from the sky and were trapped inside some rocks off the coast of Labrador. One day, an Inuit warrior came across these rocks.
 He tried with blows from his spear to set the Northern Lights free. 
Most of the lights were released, but some were still trapped in the rocks. 
It is believed the trapped Northern Lights are what give Labradorite its brilliant flashes of light, sparkle and colour.
Labradorite is believed to protect from negative energies, calm the mind and fuel imagination. 



The word Onyx comes from the Greek word "onux", meaning fingernail. 
Cupid is believed to have cut the fingernails from the goddess Venus. Once they fell on the sand they turned to stone.
Onyx is believed to stimulate perseverance, bring focus and achieve goals.
Red Onyx

White Onyx

Black Onyx

Green Onyx

This one more bizarre..... 
In Romania, it was once believed you would have the ability to understand the language of reptiles 
(whatever that is!!!) if you owned a piece of Chrysoprase. 
My love for this gorgeous green gemstone is not the same love I share for reptiles...just saying!


Rose Quartz is the stone of unconditional love.

Turquoise has been the scared stone used for centuries by the Native Americans for healing. 
It is believed to protect, strengthen and attract friendship.

Smoky Quartz is believed to bring calmness and good luck.




The jewellery pictured here is all from Jen Nicholl Jewellery 

So will you look at gemstones differently given their meaning and powers?

Jen X

Sunday, 17 March 2013

HAPPY ST PATRICK'S DAY


A Mischievous Leprechaun has visited my place!
Happy St Patrick's Day!!! 
Jen X

Thursday, 14 March 2013

LIFE CHANGING BREAD

Have you heard about " Life Changing Bread"?
I have mentioned before what a huge fan of the My New Roots blog I am and here's another reason why...

image My New Roots
Oh my I can't begin to tell you how fabulous this is on every level. Ok well I will give it a go;
  1. Delicious
  2. Incredibly Healthy...winner!
  3. Full of Nuts, Seeds and Whole Grains
  4. High in Protein
  5. High in Fibre
  6. No Yeast
  7. Gluten Free
  8. Vegan
  9. All the goodies are soaked.
  10. Versatile, add what you prefer.
  11. Ridiculously Easy, no kneading, just mix altogether. 
  12. Even better toasted
  13. Your house will smell fantastic when this is baking.
I think you could call this "The Broom of the Bowel Bread" but that probably isn't as good as Life Changing!!!  
I have now made a dozen of these life changers, 
adored by all who have tried! 
I bake mine in those clever loaf tin liners by Tala available here or here
Recipe here
Treat Yourself!

Jen X


Wednesday, 13 March 2013

LINDT GOLD BUNNY FOR CHARITY


The LINDT GOLD BUNNY CELEBRITY AUCTION is being held for the first time in Australia.
 Porcelain versions of the iconic (now 61 years old) Gold Bunny have been signed by high profile celebrities in the entertainment, music, food and sporting communities.
These include Roger Federer, Kylie Minogue, Ricky Ponting, Adam Scott, Alex Perry and Megan Gale. 
A full list of the celebrities can be seen at the Lindt ebay store.
100% of the proceeds go to The Grace Centre for Newborn Care (GCNC)
 at The Children's Hospital Westmead. 
This is a specialist neonatal facility offering intensive care for newborn babies with complex medical conditions. 
Over 600 babies a year receive treatment at the GCNC.  
Whilst I haven't been to the GCNC, I know only to well how amazing the Neonatologists and staff are in the intensive care units. 
My twin boys (now almost 12 years old) were born prematurely at 30 weeks.We were truly blessed and one of the very fortunate families to have had a very happy outcome as a result of wonderful neonatal care. 
This is a great way to raise funds and an opportunity to have your own unique bunny. 
Bidding is now open and closes 19th March.
Details here
Happy Bidding!
Jen X 

Monday, 11 March 2013

The Schlepper, Baguette & Arm-Crook Hook...

Apparently how you choose to schlep around all your important bits, choice of bag and how you carry it reveals a bit about your personality. 
Take a look....what do you think?   

image via Refinery29

Is it right?

Find more details in Patti Wood's book 
" Snap: Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language and Charisma"
Available here
Jen X

Friday, 8 March 2013

NEW JEWELS AT JEN NICHOLL

Here's a first look at some new pieces coming to Jen Nicholl Jewellery  early April.
 I am excited to be introducing Rings, Stud Earrings in 3 sizes and Pendants.
 I adore the new gold of this collection, I have used a very subtle rose gold (not too pink).
A first at Jen Nicholl!
 I LOVE it...so soft and flattering for all skin tones and very complimentary with the gemstones.
All of the pieces are 18K Rose Gold plated on Silver.
These pieces can also be ordered in Silver. 
I will have some pieces available in Oxidised Silver.
I will keep you posted!
       
Amethyst and Rose Quartz Drops

Blue Topaz and Lemon Quartz Drops

Multi Drops featuring Amethyst, Green Amethyst, Blue Topaz, Lemon Quartz and Apatite.




Rings perfectly fine solo or happy to be stacked together or with your existing ring collection.

Pendants


A tray of some more goodies coming to Jen Nicholl Jewellery.

If you have an enquiry or would like to pre-order any of these pieces please send an email to info@jennicholl.com

Enjoy your weekend!
Jen X