Mrs Tink the circus juggler

This year has been a whirlwind, in fact saying whirlwind sounds like the understatement of the year I should say this year has been more like a tornado out of the Twister: the movie. It’s been crazy! A wonderful scene to watch from a birds eye view but in the thick of it it’s been ridiculous beyond words. I’ve been trying to keep more balls in the air than a Spanish juggler in Cirque du Soleil! Between being a Mummy to a two year old, a seven year old and a 44 year old man, running three businesses and trying to launch a fourth, life has been insane, rewarding, challenging and fun all at once.

As many of you are aware this year I threw myself head first into a new business venture, Miss Monogram. For those of you that don’t know, Miss Monogram is an online store specialising in bespoke, personalised, monogrammed pieces for you and your loved ones. It is quite fab and I am incredibly proud of the work we have done.

https://www.missmonogram.com.au

Starting a new business is always an adventure, choosing a business name, organising marketing, stationary, SEO this list goes on and on and seems at times never ending but despite the lows and the challenges, the highs are rewarding and they make the grey hair and black eyes worth it.

When we first started planning in February I had no idea where to begin. We spent the first part of the year researching the best materials and designing a collection.  And the second half planning for the launch on November 12th. We prepped and primped, primped and prepped, planned and worked and finally our launch night came.


As you would have seen, no doubt on social media, it was a great success with one hundred women gracing our showroom with their presence and buying up a storm. The website also launched that night too.


Since it started we have been inundated with orders on top of orders and we could not be happier.

Our best sellers have definitely been our Miss Londons. Now available in nine, yes you read that right NINE colours, we are been beyond elated to see how much you have enjoyed them.


Our Miss Carrie and Miss Victorias has grown from one colour (black) to a selection of three with the introduction of navy and taupe this week.

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We have also expanded into card holders, luggage tags, candles and monogrammed cushions.

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Obviously the secret is now out about Miss Monogram and many of you may be reading this with one in your home (thank you!). Miss Monogram has been a dream of mine now for many years, I’ve always believed that style is about two things, being confident, and adding your own flair to all that you do. Miss Monogram adds your own personal brand to stylish leather accessories that will have everyone around you talking. Rather than walking around with a big logo of someone else’s brand your gorgeous bespoke piece reflects you.

Now I could sing on all day about Monogramming, literally all day because it’s something that has been a large part of my style for years but to now be able to share it with you my Mrs Tink wolf pack is very rewarding. So today I get to say a big thank you to you, thank you for all the love, all the support and all the encouragement. I have had an enormous year but even on the hardest days you have each made this old chook smile with your lovely comments and enthusiasm with the blog and all my adventures. To extend a super duper thank you I’m offering all my Mrs Tink readers FREE POST on all orders until Monday the 19th of December at Midnight. Enter MRSTINKSWOLFPACK on check out to receive FREE POSTAGE for Christmas.


2016 has been my biggest year yet and one I won’t forget or the people who have helped me along the way. The biggest lesson I’ve learnt this year is to always take care of you. This lesson is easier said than done, and it’s my number one fault I go go go until I burn out and I’ve learnt, us ladies are the glue that keeps it all together and if Mummy’s burnt out nothing else works. I think as Mums we never stop, we can always see something that needs to be done and the wheels never stop turning. Now the business has officially launched and the orders are pouring through I’m making a promise to myself and to my family I will be taking a little me time once a week, even if it’s just for an hour it will be my time to switch off and regroup, refresh and reset.

It has been a long and thoroughly enjoyable journey and I would most like to thank you, the Mrs Tink family, for your support. You have been there for me since the beginning and your encouragement has meant a lot.

Thanks lovelies,

Nat x

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And the winner is …. 

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You have all seen how much I love my Felt Ball Rug so you could only imagine my excitement when I had 1 to give away to 1 of you.  I won’t keep you all waiting any longer to announce the winner.

So without further adieu…

The winner is…Victoria! 

Congratulations… Please email pr@mrstinkblog.com to claim your prize.

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Email: sales@feltballrug.com.au

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/feltballrugaustralia/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/feltballrugaustralia/?fref=ts

Website: https://feltballrug.com.au/

 

AND THE WINNER IS…

You all know how much I love my puppies as they are my world. I love being able to share fantastic and reliable products for animals and Bravecto is certainly just that.

I have picked 11 ( yes 1 extra!) winners and announced them below.

1.vonnie 1964

2.Bianca

3.cassey

4.zoe mosley 

5.jo taylor 

6.alison carr 

7.lauren

8.kaitlyn Akers

9. Elissa Bartholomew

10. Kirsty Jeffrey

11. Kelda Thompson

Please email pr@mrstinkblog.com to claim your prizes. Winners have 48 hours to claim before redraw X 

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AND THE WINNER IS…

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My brow game is strong in 2016 and Lust Minerals has a fantastic product to help you create dramatic eyes. I love a mineral makeup brand too as it is fantastic for your skin and I cant wait to share it with one of you.

So ladies, the winner of the Brow Dust is Hannah B.

Congratulations Hannah. Please email pr@mrstinkblog.com to claim your prize.

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The most beautiful cosmetic you can wear is a healthy skin. That’s why everything in our Lust mineral  range is a true extension of skin care. Lust Mineral makeup is not just a refinement of conventional makeup; it’s a new technology. The purity ofLust Minerals products enables the skincare professional to incorporate makeup into their treatment menu.  Our mineral makeup gives excellent coverage and covers skin conditions such as Rosacea, Acne and Scarring.

To find out more about Lust minerals you can visit their

http://www.lustminerals.com.au/ 

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AND THE WINNER IS

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I am a huge makeup lover and even more so when I find an amazing product that helps me apply it perfectly. This is something that I have needed for a very long time so thank you Jacqueline for sending me your amazing brush.

I can’t wait to share one with you all, so without further adieu ladies…

The winner is Stacey Kerr 

Congratulations Stacey! Please email pr@mrstinkblog.com to claim your prize.

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Jacqueline Kalab is a makeup artist for stars/ VIP’s/ fashion/ television/ high-end advertising.  She has worked with thousands of celebrities – both locally and internationally known – from musicians to sports stars, models, actors and politicians and many more;  over a hundred television programs spanning all the top networks; international fashion shows and fashion shoots; billboards, publicity and large scale marketing campaigns.  Jacqueline has launched her own makeup/ brush range that is gaining a cult following worldwide, and is regularly featured on television and in the press.

To find out more you can visit the website: http://www.jacquelinekalab.com/

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Mrs Tink the crazy dog woman 


My name is Natalie and I love dogs. I’m that woman who you pass on the street who’s having a conversation with her dogs, calling them darling and letting them kiss her on the face… the lips even! Yes, I’m a crazy dog lady and I’m proud of it. My beautiful babies give me so much and ask little in return, and unlike my two human children, they go to bed when they’re told and eat all their dinner. My fur babies make my world whole and I would do anything for them, so when I was recommended Bravecto, I was excited to learn more about them because Bravecto loves dogs as much as I do.

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Bravecto is a name you have no doubt seen before, whether it be on TV or at your local vet, it’s everywhere and is quickly becoming one of the leading choices for pet owners to ensure their furry friends are protected from fleas and paralysis ticks. Bravecto is the first and only oral chew to deliver extended protection for three months against fleas and four months against paralysis ticks – all in a single chew!

Now I should explain, although I was excited for my dogs to try Bravecto, I was also cautious as I’m not one of those pet owners who just dives in and gives my dogs anything. When it’s raining I hold an umbrella for my dogs to pee under, so I’m going to do my research until I know all the ins and outs of the product!


Before I started my pups on Bravecto, I called not 1 but 5 vet clinics… yes 5! I told you I was a crazy dog lady. I asked each veterinarian three questions: 1. What do you recommended for fleas and paralysis ticks? 2. Have you had any issues reported with any of your preventative treatments? And 3. What are your thoughts on Bravecto? I interviewed each of my poor, unsuspecting vet clinics over the phone, although I’m sure I wasn’t the first because each one answered my questions without hesitation. The answers were all different but the one thing each vet clinic said was that Bravecto was a superior product they recommend to dog owners, and one they’ve never had any issues with. One vet even went as far as to say it’s all they recommend and that ladies and gents had me sold! If it was good enough for 5/5 vets, it was good enough for my pups. So I jumped aboard the Bravecto train because my babies are my world, and it’s my job to ensure they’re not only fed but are also protected from paralysis ticks and fleas.


I have now been using Bravecto on my pooches for four months and there’s not been a single flea or a paralysis tick in sight, which means they get to sleep in bed with me!

Would your furry friend like to be paralysis tick and flea free this summer? Simply share with me a little bit about your furry friend. I will choose my favourite 10 answers and announce the winners on Friday the 28th at 10pm.”

 

 

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Bravecto is the only chewable treatment to extend protection for dogs for up to 12 weeks with a single dose. With Bravecto, now you can make sure you’re both ready to continue creating extraordinary moments together.

Find out more about Bravecto at www.bravecto.com.au

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Mrs Tink loves Feltball Rugs 

I receive some pretty cool things into Mrs Tink HQ each and every day, but one thing that really took my breath away and had my heart singing was my ‘Sorbet’ rug from FeltBall Rugs Australia.


FeltBall Rugs Australia hand make these incredibly ‘me’ rugs that literally look like pieces of art, good enough to eat! Created using small balls of felt (as their name states) each piece is carefully hand sewn… Yes, by a person not a machine! And are created with love and care. The result is something so fabulous it’s impossible to take your eyes off it – and I wasn’t the only one, Miss 2 couldn’t keep her hands off it.

Pleased as punch that its home was going to be her toy room, she took every opportunity to sit on it and rub it in Master 7’s face that it was all hers and not his. But he wasn’t the only one who was jealous… I wanted one too! So I jumped online and found the most amazing range of colours and designs to suit any home or age… Even big girls like me!

FeltBall Rugs Australia is such a fabulous company and one I am so excited to share with you because of the journey that these rugs go through to get to my lounge room. FeltBall Rugs Australia empower the underprivileged community, mostly women in Nepal by creating job opportunities for them. They are vulnerable to domestic violence and other form of abuses simply because, they have no education and can’t generate income for the family. By empowering them, they give them voice and make them an important part of the community. So not only do they produce the most beautiful and unique rugs they are also giving back and you have the peace of mind you are spending money with a company that is changing women’s lives one FeltBall at a time. 


Would you like your own Monochrome Feltball Rug in your home? I have one 100cm rug to giveaway to one lucky reader. Simply share with me where you would put this rug? I will choose my favourite answer and announce a winner on the 30th of October at 10pm x

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Email: sales@feltballrug.com.au

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/feltballrugaustralia/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/feltballrugaustralia/?fref=ts

Website: https://feltballrug.com.au/

AND THE WINNER IS…

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You all know how much Miss 2 and I love reviewing Vtech toys on the blog and it is even better to be able to share them all with you. We are very excited to announce this months winner for Vtech, so ladies, without further adieu…

The winner is Mickey.

Congratulations Mickey. Please email pr@mrstinkblog.com to claim your prize you have 48 hours to do so before redraw. 

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Stack, sort and store with the cute cat! Stack the 10 different coloured pieces, create building blocks or nest them inside each other. Place the cat on each piece to learn colours, numbers and animals and to also help develop gross motor skills. The stackable pieces also encourage hand-eye coordination, helping your little one to gain more identification skills. Press the big light-up button on the cat to hear fun sounds and music! Also features 4 happy sing- along songs, age-appropriate vocabulary with encouraging fun phrases and jolly melodies! The clear English speaking voice helps develop recognition and accelerates learning.

To learn more about this toy you can visit the website: Stack, Store and Sort Tree

To learn more about Vtech you can visit this website: www.vtech.com

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Mrs Tink and the Magic Foundation Brush

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It’s no secret that I’m a gal who loves her makeup. I think there is an inner makeup artist in me just busting to get out, and I’m always on the lookout for tips and tricks that will give me that professional makeup finish. A few months ago I stumbled across one of the best makeup tools I’ve seen in a long time, a makeup brush designed by Celebrity Makeup Artist Jacqueline Kalab to give you that professional finish at home. Ladies, allow me to introduce you to the Magic Foundation Brush, a makeup brush that will rock your world and take your makeup application to new heights. 

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Ideal for liquid, powder or mineral foundation this fab little brush might be small but it handles the job like a boss. It’s easy to hold which makes blending a breeze and from the second it touches your skin you know it’s not mucking around, this baby handles foundation like a pro. Created using high-quality nylon, it’s lightweight and easy to add to your everyday makeup bag. It’s a cinch to clean and keeps its shape. This brush is perfect for germophobes like me who hate using sponges, it’s hygienic and is easy to look after.
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A big thumbs up to Jacqueline Kalab for creating a must-have brush that all women need to add to their makeup bag to give your foundation a professional finish.

Would you like to win your own Magic Foundation Brush for your makeup bag? Simply share with me what is one make up product you cannot live without? I will choose my favourite answer and announce a winner 20th of October at 10 pm.

Good luck x

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Jacqueline Kalab is a makeup artist for stars/ VIP’s/ fashion/ television/ high-end advertising.  She has worked with thousands of celebrities – both locally and internationally known – from musicians to sports stars, models, actors and politicians and many more;  over a hundred television programs spanning all the top networks; international fashion shows and fashion shoots; billboards, publicity and large scale marketing campaigns.  Jacqueline has launched her own makeup/ brush range that is gaining a cult following worldwide, and is regularly featured on television and in the press.

To find out more you can visit the website: http://www.jacquelinekalab.com/

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Getting my brows on fleek with Lust Minerals 

2016 is all about the brows. Yes, you heard right ladies, brows… how is your brow game? Are your brows on fleek? Am I making any sense? Unsure on what I am babbling about? Type ‘brows’ into Instagram and you will be filled with brow-isims. You will have more brow hashtags than the eye can see.

You see ladies, once upon a time we were taught to pluck and pluck some more, back then it was all about the Pammy Anderson arch but now in 2016 it’s all about the bush… Well not quite. Brows are fiercer than ever. They’re bigger, thicker and darker, the gateway to shaping your face, and wait for it… making you look years younger! I myself have recently jumped on the brow train because my monkey brows have a life of their own, and to be frank, really did nothing for my mug. So as soon as I learnt a few tricks of the trade, I was off and joining the brow brigade.

The few tricks I’ve learnt are:

  1. More is more. Yes, no more tweezers, no more plucking. Professional brow styling has literally changed my life.
  2. Grow out the little annoying hairs. Once upon I time, I used to yank them out but now I preen them and pray they tell their mates to grow more. Strays are your friends because eventually the rest will form and whammo, you will thicken up your face locks.
  3. A good brow powder is your best friend. I admit that up until this year I was a brow makeup virgin, I’d never touched a brown pencil and thought they were for women who had shaved their brows in the 80’s – but now brow colour is your friend, it’s a total brow must-have.

Speaking of must-haves, one brand that never fails to impress is Lust Minerals. They produce gorgeous products that make your skin sing. Each product is filled with only the best of minerals and the Lust Team spend their money on quality ingredients not over-the-top fancy packaging. So when I heard they had added a brow powder to their line, I had both hands in the air… Pick me, pick me! 


The biggest downfall with many of the brow powders on the market are the fillers and chemicals used to create them – so even though they look good, they’re ultimately filled with rubbish. Lust Minerals on the other hand, create products using only the highest quality Pharmaceutical Grade Ingredients which means you’re only using the best on your skin so you can have the peace of mind that you’re not polluting your body with anything harmful. Plus the biggest bonus of all… It’s a damn fantastic brow powder! It’s long wearing, easy to apply and the colour pigment is beautiful. A little bit goes a long way and this small container will last you a lifetime, even for a brow addict like myself.

Would you like to up your brow game?  Are you ready to add some boom boom pow to your normal makeup routine? The beautiful team at Lust Minerals have given me one Brow Dust to giveaway to one lucky reader. Simply tell me which celebrity you think is rocking the best brows? I will choose my favourite answer and announce a winner on the 17th of October at 10pm.

Good Luck x

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The most beautiful cosmetic you can wear is a healthy skin. That’s why everything in our Lust mineral  range is a true extension of skin care. Lust Mineral makeup is not just a refinement of conventional makeup; it’s a new technology. The purity ofLust Minerals products enables the skincare professional to incorporate makeup into their treatment menu.  Our mineral makeup gives excellent coverage and covers skin conditions such as Rosacea, Acne and Scarring.

To find out more about Lust minerals you can visit their website:  http://www.lustminerals.com.au/ 

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https://www.instagram.com/lust__minerals/