Diamond Jubilee

Nazila Love Glamour

As every girl will tell you, we don't need an excuse to accessorise, and our nails are definitely not an exception to this. With the varying brands of nail polishes and different sorts of treatments you can get, it can make doing your nails pretty complicated. So The Amazing Blog brings you Nazila Love Glamour's Nail Glitz semi-permanent nail sets. These bedazzled nail sets have been seen on celebrities and in most of the magazines you pick up weekly, so you know that you're spot-on trend with a Nail Glitz manicure. And with the Diamond Jubilee fast approaching, a Nail Glitz manicure will be sure to make you stand out this weekend.This Nail Glitz set in GB Rocks is a must-have for this weekend. If you're a working girl, or are just always on your phone like us, we recommend doing one or two accent nails - you can show off your patriotism and stretch your set out to last longer. All you Made In Chelsea fans will recognise Binky Felstead, wearing and posing with the GB Rocks set (above). Priced at £29.99 all Nail Glitz sets come with 24 pieces that you can use up to 4 times.If you still want to show your spirit but in a more subtle way, the Bejewelled Nail Glitz from Nazila Love Glamour is perfect for you. As seen on celebrity judge Amanda Holden during the recent finals of Britain's Got Talent, the Bejewelled Nail Glitz will add sparkle to any outfit. Available for £29.99 online.

And the final Nail Glitz we have for you is this amazing Your Royal Highness set. Complete with faux diamonds, and plenty of sparkly pretty things, these 3D nails are sure to make an impression wherever you rock them. Whether you wear the full set or just a couple of accent nails, this manicure is sure to make you feel like a princess. Available for £29.99 online.

With over 20 different sets on the Nazila Love Glamour website, you can custom make your own manicure, and have all your friends wondering where you got your nails done!



Jubilee Fashion Frenzy (Part 4 of 4)

So we've given you our favourite Jubilee inspired picks for Home, Food, and Beauty  so now it's time for the final installment in our Jubilee posts: Fashion. Here at The Amazing Blog we're a sucker for a good Union Jack print and these items definitely deliver. These bedazzled shoes from Aruna Seth will definitely make an impression at whatever Jubilee party you're at this weekend. Covered in Swarovski crystals, these shoes are the perfect way to show off your patriotism. Only 10 pairs were made, and are available at Harrods, starting at £1500.

With the cloudy cover we've been having in the past few days, you may want to wrap up this weekend, and we've found this amazing Union Jack lined Barbour jacket and at £269 you'll definitely want to wear this more than once.

For our male readers, don't think we've forgotten you. While we know you're probably not too keen on glittery nail polish and high heels, we know you'd love to show your British pride in a more subtle way. So we've found these Ernest Jones Jubilee hallmarked cufflinks. Available on their website for £115.

I think it's wise to assume that most of you will be going to some sort of soiree within the 4-day weekend we have, so pick up one of these Aspinal Jubilee clutches. They've got a whole Jubilee range of accessories to choose from, this clutch is on the pricier end at £595.If you're looking for some Jubilee fashion that you can wear outside of this weekend then these Pretty Ballerina shoes are for you. The cute crown pattern, made from Swarovski crystals, are the perfect flats for this weekend and all throughout the year. Pick some up on their website for €225

For another more subtle way to show your pride this Jubilee weekend (and even through to the Olympics) pick up one of these patriotic Monica Vinader Jubilee Fiji Bracelets. Available on their website for £95.

Finally we'll end this Fashion post the way we started, with a pair of patriotic heels. Gina shoes have brought out their own line of Swarovski embellished heels in time for the Jubilee. Starting at £475 the British Collection is available online.

We hope you've found some inspiration in our Home, Food, Beauty and Fashion features for the Diamond Jubilee - God Save The Queen!

Beauty Fit for a Queen (Part 3 of 4)

Now you've got your House covered in Jubilee themed items, and all your Food has a Jubilee twist, it's time to get ready like the princess you are! And in the spirit of the Diamond Jubilee, The Amazing Blog has found some brilliant beauty picks for you.

First we have Berkeley Square's patriotic tribute to our monarch, in the form of their Perfect Pout lip balm tin. Not only do you get three luscious lip balms in Strawberry, Coconut Kiss and Fruit Twist, but also this festive tin. Pick one up for just £7.95 online.

It's all very well looking like a princess, but you have to smell like one too of course. The iconic Grossmith perfumery has come out with their Diamond Jubilee Bouquet fragrance, perfectly scented with rose, jasmine and violet you'll smell as royal as you look! Available from Harrods and Fortnum & Mason in June for £175.

Like any girl, we're almost never without a lick of polish on our nails, so before you paint your nails this weekend, grab some of Mavala's patriotic Jubilee Nail Polishes! The set comes with a gold, silver and red, so you can create a few different nail looks. Available at FeelUnique.com for just £9.80.

So your primped, polished and smelling lovely, now time for your hair. Percy & Reed has come out with a travel range of some of their best products just in time for the Diamond Jubilee, aptly titled Hair Royal Highness. Available on their website for £24.00.

So there you have our top Beauty picks for the Diamond Jubilee! Be sure to check back later today and tomorrow for our Jubilee Fashion feature! Find our parts 1  and 2 picks here, and here.

Jubilee Inspired Interiors (Part 2 of 4)

With the Jubilee weekend nearing, you're definitely going to want to deck out your home in the best Jubilee decorations. We've already given you our picks for Jubilee food, now The Amazing Blog is going to show you the best bits for your home! Keep an eye out for posts on Beauty and Fashion tomorrow! For the cutest and most festive home decorations, look no further than the Colour Union from Shop on Your Doorstep. They have entire ranges of festive Jubilee inspired home products, our favourites are the Union Jack telephone (£55) and the First Class Stamp Cushion (£80).

If you want to create a mood, scent a room, and also celebrate the Diamond Jubilee the NV Candles are for you! NV Candles has brought out a limited edition Jubilee candle delicately scented with orchids and lilies of the valley, for £14.95 its a luxurious Jubilee splurge.It's no secret that our reigning monarch is a fan of Fulton Umbrellas. She's rarely seen without one of her infamous clear umbrellas, so do as she does and pick up this patriotic 'funbrella' and show your British pride! At £12 you're getting a quality product with the royal seal of approval.


Finally for your home, we've got a few more lasting options! From Forages, their Jubilee inspired homewares are perfect to use all year round. We especially love their Made in England tea towel (£9.95) and their Kings Road Crown plates (£37.99)

So now you have our Food and Home picks for this weekend's Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Make sure to check back tomorrow for our Beauty and Fashion features.



Sweet Treats for the Diamond Jubilee (Part 1 of 4)

Here at The Amazing Blog we're all about the royals (Prince Harry, you know where to find us). So what better way to show our British pride than a series of posts on the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Over the next few days be sure to check back for the best Jubilee inspired Food, Home, Beauty and Fashion picks!

First up, we have a must-have for all you foodies out there, The Great British Book of Baking. This recipe book is jam-packed (see what I did there?) with delicious recipes that will make all your friends and family proud to be in this fine country! Pick one up for just £20 at Liberties.

For all of you out there who aren't as kitchen savvy we have a solution for you. This Jubilee inspired tin from Biscuit Village takes all the hard work out of baking! Perfect to bring round to a friends barbecue, or at home with the family, order one today for £29.99 from their website.

For all of you hoping to enjoy the Jubilee festivities with a cool cocktail, look no further than the Raisthorpe Manor Liqueurs. We especially love the Peach flavour, at £16.45 it's perfectly priced to grab a few bottles! And to get you in the festive mood we've got a delicious recipe for you:

2 oz peach juice 1 tsp fresh lemon juice 1 oz Raisthorpe Manor Peach Liqueur 3 oz chilled, dry Champagne 1/2 cup crushed ice

This recipe serves two, drink responsibly!

For the more patriotic readers, this shortbread tin from Selfridge's celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee is a must have. £13.99 is a bargain price to pay to have our Liz watching over you forever (or until you throw away the tin).

If some of you were hoping to carry through your Jubilee spirit long after the festivities, this Hawkshead Relish Jubilee Jam is perfect for you. Every morning when you're making your toast and spreading you jam, you can remember your Jubilee weekend! Available for £2.60 on their website.

While everyone doesn't have the selection of crowns that our gracious Queen has, I think I'd prefer this Diamond Jubilee Fit For a Queen chocolate selection from Selfridge's a bit more. Who needs carats when you can have chocolate! Pick up a box of these festive treats for £11.99.

A nice cup of tea is about as English as you can get, so celebrate the Queen's big day with a brew of Fortnum and Mason's Jubilee Blend. At £11.50, it's definitely a treat, but you'll only see one Diamond Jubilee.

For those of you wanting to celebrate the Jubilee somewhere besides your home, The Handbook's Jubilee Japes lists the best places in London for you to celebrate the Jubilee in style. From dinner to dessert, you're sure to find an event that suits you this weekend.

Hopefully this post has given you some ideas on how your Jubilee celebrations can be enhanced with festive food, so be sure to check this space over the next few days for our top Jubilee picks for Home, Beauty and Fashion. This afternoon we'll have our Home picks (Part 2), and tomorrow look out for our Beauty (Part 3) and Fashion (Part4) installments.