Friday, 15 April 2016

9 reasons why Kate Middleton loves Merci Maman...and why you will too!

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Merci Maman personalised Infinity chain bracelet 

When I received an email from Marine of Merci Maman asking me to review Merci Maman, I was extremely excited.
I had heard of Merci Maman before, a fairly young but successful brand, started by fellow Londoner and French mama Béatrice de Montille from her kitchen table.
Why you may have heard of Merci Maman, is because it is one of the those lucky brands that have experienced the ‘Kate effect’, when the Duchess of Cambridge was spotted wearing the aptly named ‘Duchess’ necklace (which promptly sold out) while shopping in Chelsea.

9 reasons to love Merci Maman:

  1. Handmade in London
  2. Each piece is unique, and tells its own story (so no worry that someone else would have bought the same gift)
  3. All pieces are hand engraved for elegant and precise personalisation
  4. Each piece arrives in a cute, distinct orange box
  5. Thoughtful gifts which will be treasured forever
  6. Can be given to anyone, for any occasion, by anyone  
  7. Magazine and journalist approved, with editorials in a whole host of titles including Baby London, Good Housekeeping, People, Hello!, Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop, The Times, Stylist, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Grazia and many many more!
  8. Worn by Royalty and Celebrities such as Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, Charlotte Hawkins, Katie Piper and more.
  9. Gives back, by supporting charities such as the Octavia Appeal where 10p from every sale is donated.
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Merci Maman Giftbox and 'with love' card
I chose the personalised infinity chain bracelet, in sterling silver, engraved on both sides. One side with MrL’s and my initials and wedding date, the other side with Chance’s initials and his date of birth. As Mother’s day has come and gone, my son was born 4 months ago, this bracelet stood out to me, as it could be gifted for any occasion, like a random Tuesday for example.

When the package arrived and I opened it, I was immediately struck by the pretty orange gift box, and the little white bow. The gift box comes free with every order, and you can pick a greeting card for up to 12  occasions from new baby to friendship card for £2.95. As mentioned, it was a random Tuesday, so I chose a ‘with love card’ for myself.
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Merci Maman Infinity chain, giftbox and 'with love' card
As I undid the bow, and saw the silver bracelet looking back at me, I knew I had chosen the right metal for my skintone; the alternatives would have been either 18K gold or rose gold plated, but as the majority of my jewellery is silver in colour, this worked best for me. The 2.5cm infinity symbol is hand engraved in cursive script on both sides, which is just stunning, that each side tells a different story. One side dedicated to MrL’s and my special day nearly 5 years ago, and the other to Chance’s birth. As I want this to be passed down from myself to my son, I chose to have it engraved that way for the additional £10 but you can have only the one side engraved.

I love how, when I am out and about, I can look down and smile, and when I come home in the evening, I can protect the bracelet from natural ageing by placing it inside of the signature orange gift box, for safekeeping and protection.
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Merci Maman personalised infinity chain bracelet 
I truly love Merci Maman, and feel lucky that I have a piece of jewellery which is unique to Chance, which I can treasure.

Now onto the good bit!

I have collaborated with Merci Maman to give one of you a chance to win the Merci Maman Infinity chain bracelet (worth £59) for yourself, personally engraved, so you can also have a piece of a jewellery to treasure forever or snap on Instagram #mymercimaman.


  1. Like my Instagram photo here
  2. Comment to enter yourself, or tag a friend to enter them. More tags you have the more chance you have of winning
  3. Follow myself @SimiLindgren and @MerciMamanGifts on Instagram
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Merci Maman prize up for grabs
That’s it!

Competition is open to EU and UK.
Winner will be chosen at random and announced on instagram on Sunday 1st May 2016, the early May bank holiday weekend!
Competition is in no way affiliated with Instagram.
Thank you for reading and GOOD LUCK everyone!!

SAL xx

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  1. Agh this is so so cute!! I'm a newlywed and would LOVE one with my wedding date and married monogram. I just entered!!

    Xx Maya from Maya Unmarketed

    p.s. Is that a one ring or an engagement ring layered with a second one? Either way, it is STUNNING! My jaw literally dropped when I saw it!

    1. Hi Maya, this would be perfect to mark your special day! Congratulations on your recent marriage! HA HA! It's 2 rings, one is my Tiffany diamond engagement ring, the other is a diamond Tanzanite ring my husband got me to mark our son's birth and our 4th wedding anniversary, as Tanzanite is the stone for December! Thank you so much xxx

  2. looks so so good ! amazing :)
    please follow my blog : YOUNG BLOG

  3. It does doesn't it, good luck with your blog!

  4. Looks great :) I love tulips :)

    1. Yes tulips are super cute! Quite delicate flowers but bold.

  5. gorgeous jewels!

  6. looks really pretty

  7. Thank you! Don't forget to enter on Instagram! SAL x


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