Archive | October, 2013

Moomin Advent Calendar 2013

28 Oct

I’m repeating myself a little bit here, especially as I haven’t updated this blog for a year, BUT the Moomin Advent Calendar 2013 by Martinex is now out. I’m very tempted this year as the calendar is suitable for kids aged 3-8 years. I do think £20-£30 is quite a lot for a calendar, but my moomin hobby has never been kind to my purse. This image is from Lekmer, but after a quick browse I found the calendar available on Ebay too…

Muumi, Joulukalenteri, 2013

Another great and similar Scandi calendar option is the Lego calendar, although they seem to have boys’  and girls’ calendars separately (image from Lekmer) and they are aimed from a bit older kids from 5 years.

LEGO City, Joulukalenteri 2013

Estelle & Thild

27 Oct

I was on a business trip in Sweden recently and came across this lovely organic skin care range by Swedish Estelle & Thild at Ahlen’s department store.. First I was drawn to these products simply by the product design that looked quirky and fun, but I got really interested when I soon found out they are organic! There are many product lines and I’m now sampling Face Cream Neroli.

Based on just few days I think I’ll be soon also getting the night cream and their repairing oil complex also look very interesting!

In addition, there are baby & children’s products and mama to be products as well!

My skin type is typical mixed but also dry and I have struggled to find a good, reasonably priced product range, so I’m very excited about Estelle & Thild. The face cream comes in a pump jar and feels pleasant and absorbs quickly. It has a nice organic smell, nothing overpowering or too sweet. Estelle & Thild were founded in Stockholm, Sweden, and the inspiration has been the founders children, Estelle and Mathilde, who the initial product range was designed for.

Estelle & Thild products are free from parabens, mineral oils, alcohol, propylene glycol, colour, silicone and PEG – yippie!! In the UK Estelle & Thild is available in few shops including Urban Retreat.