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The Weekly Top 5 #4

Posted on May 3, 2015

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Hi Guys!

It’s week 4 already of my weekly favourites, and this week I’ve ben loving a whole range of skincare and body products. Also it was our 10 year anniversary on Tuesday – that’s 10 years since I met the other half, and we’ve only been married 2 years this September. As you get shorter sentences for murder these days we thought this was definitely something worth celebrating, so he took me away for a surprise evening on Friday night. We went to a gorgeous hotel, had some proper fancy food and stayed in a lovely room – with a whirlpool bath! It was amazing! Oh and the bath had lights in it too, so the bubbles glowed different colours! I mean what more could a girl possibly need? Unfortunately our room was above a rowdy bar, so we didn’t have a chance of sleeping until everyone left which was quite a shame as it was a fantastic stay otherwise. Anyway, let’s get on to this week’s favourites!

Living Nature Radiance Night Oil (£48.00) I’m a big fan of facial oils, I love how they make your skin super soft and supple and they just feel like they’re doing something good to your skin. I’ve just started trying out Living Nature’s Radiance Night Oil and it’s definitely a winner in my books. This oil aims to boost your skin’s overnight rejuvenation and renewal process, utilising the finest Rose Oil to stimulate your skin’s own collagen production, Rosehip Oil to aid cell regeneration and repair, Calendula to soothe and calm, Carrot Oil to revitalise and tone, Jojoba Oil to nourish, and Frankincense Oil to repair dry skin and heal blemishes. For the last week or so I’ve been using this before bed and I’ve been waking up with super soft skin every morning!

Weleda Wild Rose Deodorant (£12.95) On the subject of roses, Weleda’s wild Rose Deoderant recently landed on my doorstep, and after using their Wild Rose Body Oil I knew I was going to love this product. This deodorant smells beautiful, it’s also free from aluminium salts, dries within seconds and does’t leave any stickiness or marks. It contains Wild Rose Leaf extract, known for it’s refreshing and mildly astringent properties, and can also be used on the feet to refresh and revitalise should you wish! I’ve definitely been smelling sweet this week! 😀

Glamglow Powermud Face Mask (£14.99 for 15g) I actually had a Powermud sample a long time ago but gave it to a friend who was desperate to try it – and she loved it! Now I have another one, I can definitely see what all the fuss is about. The Powermud face mask has a mud-to-oil formula to deeply and gently cleanse skin. It removes dead cells, dirt, impurities and make-up build up from pores – which is exactly what I need right now. It’s made with Claytox™, a four-clay blend technology to detoxify and purify the skin, OILIXER™which contains pine oil and frankincense oil to nourish skin, and PUREIFIER™ which conditions with its moisturising ingredients. My 15g sample tube will last for  a handful of uses depending how sparingly you apply the product, I’ve only used this once so far and was thrilled with the result. My skin was left feeling super clean, fresh and thoroughly cleansed.

Palmer’s Rapid Moisture Spray Coconut Rich (£4.99) I love nothing more than trying out new bath and body products, so my bathroom always looks a bit like I’ve raided Boots. My latest discovery is Palmer’s new Rapid Moisture Spray – this is a lightweight, non-greasy and fast-absorbing spray made with pure Cocoa Butter, Coconut Rich Oil and Vitamin E to leave you with smooth and supple skin that lasts up to 24 hours. A little goes a long way with this product, it smells like gorgeous and I love that it absorbs quickly into the skin so you can get dressed straight away.

ARK Anti-Ageing Skin Protector Primer (£36.00) Primers are gradually becoming one of my makeup obsessions (they’ll never beat lipsticks though!) and I’ve been trying out ARK’s Skin Protecting Primer this week. This is a base with added benefits; described as your skin-perfecting daily defence, it includes broad spectrum defence against UVA and UVB rays to prevent sun damage and premature ageing, and ARK’s Advanced Active Antioxidant system with Vitamin E, Shea Butter, and extracts of Jojoba for daily defence against ageing. This primer is nothing like others I’ve previously tried, firstly it looks more like a white moisturiser, but with a thinner texture, and it doesn’t have the silicone feel that many primers have. I’m really impressed with the result though, it feels super light on the skin, and definitely helped my makeup stay put all day.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post contains press samples

Some New Bath Time Treats…

Posted on March 24, 2015

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Hi Guys!

Funnily enough, I never used to be bothered about having baths – don’t worry, I did shower! I think this stems from my mum only allowing me one (short) bath a week when I was little – ‘to save money’. So baths were never really my thing. Fast forward twenty years or so when my husband and I moved into our brand new house, which led to a different bathroom problem – the bath water wouldn’t get hot, at all. I could run a bath from the hot tap only and put Fred straight in (he was about 1 at the time) then we found out the nice people at Persimmon had put some sort of limiter on the temperature so you couldn’t scald yourself – thanks for that! £40 later we had it removed and I can now finally enjoy a lovely hot bath!

Anyway, enough of my bath time history! Last week I decided to have a bit of a tidy up and clear out in the bathroom, so I thought I’d show you my most recent additions –

Phytacol PhytaOil – I’ve started using this to try to help with my ridiculous stretch marks. I’ve got them across the whole of my mid section, at the top of my boobs and the tops of my thighs. My belly ones are old from being massive when I was pregnant but the others are more recent due to my weight gain over the last two years. It’s bad enough putting a heap of weight on but having stretch marks too just makes it that much worse! So Phytaoil basically contains Rosehip Oil, which should help with my stretch marks (it’s also good for scars too) it’s rich in essential fatty acids, which are the building blocks for healthy skin cells, as well as antioxidants, vitamins A & E, and natural oils of apricot kernel, jojoba seed, lavender, lime and geranium. I used Bio Oil a long time ago which didn’t work at all, so fingers crossed Phytaoil will have better results. Phytaoil is £10.99 and can be purchased from Phytacol

L’Erbolario Narciso Sublime Bath Foam – This is another new brand to me. L’Erbolario Narciso is an Italian plant-based beauty brand, and their Sublime range has a fresh floral and dark green fragrance. The Sublime Bath Foam contains toning and softening extracts of Narcissus flowers and Narcissus distilled water, combined with almond oil sufactants and oat amino acids, and it gives a beautiful bubbly bath. There’s also an EDP, Body Oil and Candle as well as other items available in the range. The Narciso Sublime Bath Foam is £12.50 from Erbolario

Argan 5 Moroccan Rose Body Wash & Body Butter – I love Moroccan and Argan Oil hair products so when I heard about Argan 5’s rose scented body range I had to try a couple of their products out! The Moroccan Rose Bath & Body Collection has been specially formulated to enrich the skin for long-lasting hydration, and leave you literally smelling of roses. The Nourish & Anew Body Wash has a beautiful Rose Otto scent and counteracts the drying effects of water on the skin with their exclusive Argan + synergy complex, and the Nourish & Soften Body Butter increases cellular turnover to leave skin deeply hydrated. The Argan + synergy complex includes Moroccan Argan Oil, Baobab, Kukui, Moringa Oil and Sacha Inchi to restore, regenerate and nourish the skin. This collection is from £4.95 at Waitrose.

Weleda Wild Rose Body Oil – Carrying on with the rose scented theme, I also have this beautiful Wild Rose Body Oil – it really does leave skin soft, supple and velvety smooth. It contains wild musk rose oil, jojoba oil and almond oil to nourish and protect skin, and it’s ideal for an all over facial and body massage – nice! I haven’t used this on my face as yet, but I love to cover myself in it after a bath. This is £19.95 for 100m from Weleda.

Molton Brown Blossoming Honeysuckle & White Tea Bath & Shower Gel – Molton Brown are one of my all time favourite companies when it comes to bath products. Their scents are just amazing! Their latest Blossoming Honeysuckle & White Tea collection takes inspiration from Sichuan, China, and its breath-taking mountains and azure lakes. This new floral collection is blended with this exquisite region’s honeysuckle and rare white tea. This is the legend of the goddess Semo that inspired the scent –

Legend has it that the Sichuan goddess Semo was presented with a magical mirror by a love-struck 
mountain deity. While admiring herself, it slipped from her hands, shattering to create 114 lakes. 
Mirror Lake was the most beautiful of them all – still and pure as white tea; floating, delicate petals of jasmine and overhanging trees adorned with unfurled honeysuckle blossoms.

I love the story behind the range and the bath & shower gel is just spot on. It’s blended with honeysuckle, antioxidant-rich white tea leaf and warm heliotrope. The fragrance includes top notes of bergamot and mandarin, heart notes of honeysuckle, white tea and jasmine, and base notes of sandalwood, heliotrope and vanilla. This is £18.00 from Beauty Expert.

I’d love to hear what your favourite bath and body products are? I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post contains samples provided for review

Five Dry Skin Treats For All Budgets

Posted on March 2, 2015

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Hi Guys!

If you have skin that tends to be dry and sensitive like I do, you’ll know how important it is to look after it. I’m not the best at sticking to a skincare routine so I love to treat my skin with some luxurious and nourishing products every now and then just to give it a moisture boost. So I’ve put together a list of some of my favourite products, they cover a range of budgets so there should be something here to suit everyone 🙂

1. Weleda Skin Food Saviour – £9.95 at Weleda.

Weleda Skin Food is an old favourite of mine, it’s a lovely nourishing and hydrating treatment for the whole body, offering intense hydration for anywhere that needs it – especially the hands, feet and elbows. The Skin Food formula has been around since 1926, so it’s definitely stood the test of time! This kit includes a cotton flannel which you dampen with warm water and place on the face to help open pores, then apply a think layer of Skin Food and remove with the flannel after 10 minutes. This is an inexpensive, easy and effective way to get super soft and hydrated skin.

2. Thalgo Extreme Comfort Cream – £45.00 at Thalgo.

If you’re looking for a more luxurious product, you must try Thalgo’s Extreme Comfort Cream. This is specifically designed to nourish dry skin, providing an intense feeling of instant and lasting comfort. The Extreme Comfort Cream is an exceptionally rich cream reinforced with Omega-3 & Omega-6 fatty acids and restructuring oils to help repair the skin deep-down, giving the skin a luxuriously moisturised feeling. It’s repairing, soothing and calming, and this cream also helps protect the skin from visible signs of ageing.

3. Yes Nurse Hand Cream – £8.49 from Yes Nurse.

If hands are you problem area, Yes Nurse offers a fantastic and affordable solution. The Yes Nurse Hand Cream combines Omega 3, 5, 6 & 9 and Vitamins A, B5 & E to soothe inflammation, hydrate skin cells & repair dry and cracked skin whilst locking in moisture, leaving you with noticeably smooth & nourished hands. I love that this product doesn’t leave you with a greasy, slimy feeling like you can get from many hand creams.

4. Skyn Iceland Arctic Hydrating Balm – £25 from Marks and Spencer.

This Arctic Hydrating Balm is a deeply reparative moisturising skin replenisher, harnessing cryogenic technology from the Arctic and Antarctic to soothe and repair super dry and sensitive skin. It contains Antarticine which is extracted from an Antarctic glacier to help prevent damage, Red Arctic algae, which soothes skin and fights free radical damage for healthier tone and texture, Gooseberry extract to regulate skin temperature, and an Arctic oil blend to help soothe skin. This really is a super thick and intense cream, I love to use this when my skin is particularly dry and unhappy.

5. Nuxe Creme Fraiche De Beaute Mask – £18.50 from Nuxe.

I’ve tried a few of Nuxe’s products now and they’re definitely a fantastic affordable skincare option, the Crème Fraîche de Beauté Mask is a lovely, refreshing face mask that can be used once or twice a week to rehydrate and revive tired skin. I’d also recommend storing it in the fridge, for extra cooling refreshment!

I’d love to hear what you think? And if you’ve tried any of these products?

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post contains some samples provided for review

My Current Budget Dry Skin Saviours

Posted on October 17, 2014

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Hi Guys!

If you’re a sufferer of dry skin like me, you’ll know that as the weather gets colder your skin KNOWS, and it doesn’t like the change in temperature one little bit. Skin becomes dryer, irritated and more sensitive, and requires a whole new set of products to tackle the problems that the colder weather brings. So with this in mind I’ve put together some my favourite purse-friendly skincare saviours for those with dry skin…

Natio Daily Protection Moisturiser (£13.60) – Keeping your skin moisturised really is key. If you’re like me and you’re a bit lax with your skincare regime (sorry), make sure you at least use a daily moisturiser. I’m loving this Natio Daily Moisturiser at the moment, it’s lightweight so it’s perect for every day wear, it has a non-greasy formula that helps protect skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays, and it’s enriched with organic rosehip oil, lavender and lemon to leave skin hydrated, soft and smooth.

Mary Elizabeth Juniper & Jojoba Hand Cream (£9.50) – And while your at it, don’t forget your hands! We use our hands all the time, they are one of the most active parts of the body, but do we look after them? Well I don’t. I’m a handcare novice. It’s never really been something I thought about until now. I’ve recently started using this Mary Elizabeth hand cream and it really is working wonders for my tired old hands. Nurturing Juniper Oil soothes skin, whilst Jojoba Oil has antiseptic properties and helps to retain moisture. Other active ingredients include Calendula Oil which calms and promotes suppleness for youthful looking hands. 

Carmex Lip Balm (£2.69) – My lips are literally a sore point for me most of the year round, so come winter I like to up my lip care game. This Carmex Lip Balm lives in my makeup bag for relieving dry lips on the go, and it really does work wonders. The only thing I don’t like about it is that the product comes in a pot, so you have to stick your finger in to apply. I can live with it though!

Anatomicals High Noon for the Prune (£4.00) – If you’re susceptible to dry patches on your skin that require a little extra TLC than what your regular moisturiser can offer, get some of this Anatomicals Dry Relief Balm on and let it work it’s magic. High Noon For The Prune is a natural remedy for eczema and extremely dry skin. The formula includes all-natural ingredients and features the amazing healing power of the Cocus Nucifera Extract and Gardenia Tahitensis. This stuff will really soothe the driest skin, and it can also be used on sunburn, rashes, and minor scrapes and burns. It’s suitable for children too which is super handy, so this is definitely a handbag essential for me.

Weleda Skin Food (£9.95) – This is one of Weleda’s oldest products, originating from 1926. A product that stands the test of time like that really says something to me! Weleda Skin Food is a nourishing and hydrating treatment for the whole body, especially hands, feet and elbows. It’s is a deep-penetrating replenishing skin repair cream for skin that is dry, flaky and in need of extra care. Made with organic sunflower seed oil, and extracts of wild pansy, chamomile, calendula and revitalising rosemary extract to perk up tired skin, it’s a great rescue remedy for lack-lustre or generally undernourished complexions.

I hope this post has been useful, and please let me know if you’ve tried any of these products! xxx

This post contains samples provided for review