Monday 28 July 2014

Quickest Way To Prep Skin For The Beach – Dry Brushing

We’re approaching peak holiday time and that means one thing: exposed flesh - and lots of it if we’re heading to the beach.

August is the month when body bits more usually hidden under t-shirts and skirts are suddenly set free to feel the breeze and soak up the sun. But while our heads are telling us we’re more than ready to hit the beach, is our skin?

Friday 25 July 2014

£5 Off Indeed Labs and Other Big Money Saving Offers

We all love a bargain, particularly if we’re feeling a little cash strapped. Saving some dosh now is good for our bank balance long term. Stands to reason, right? OK, perhaps not quite. But we all deserve to treat ourselves from time-to-time.

Monday 21 July 2014

Jeunvie Moisturising Candles – Salvation For Dry Skin

I like products with novelty. I also like products that work. I especially like products that tick both boxes. Hello, Jeunvie moisturising candles!

Thursday 17 July 2014

2 Funky Skin Gadgets You May Not Have Heard Of

I’m a real nerd when it comes to home beauty gadgets. I love them, love them, love them. From the high-tech wizardry of the Philips ReAura Fraxel laser, to the ‘no battery required’ Sarah Chapman Facialift massager, I own a fair few.

My thirst for discovering skin tools is such that I am constantly Googling for new launches.  I get particularly animated when I spot something space age looking and recently came across these two.  I don’t own either - yet! Do you? Perhaps you have spotted something snazzy yourself?

Wednesday 16 July 2014

Molton Brown Baubles – It Can Only Mean One Thing…

…Christmas! I know, I do apologise for mentioning the ‘C’ word when we’re in the middle of July! But summer is traditionally the time when brands unveil their Xmas ranges and these do drop on counter in the autumn. Yesterday was the turn of Molton Brown. I went along to its festive showcase, its first for a number of years, to get a sneak peek of the gifts it has lined up.

Monday 14 July 2014

Orico London Streetwise Hydrating Make-Up Remover – A Multi-Tasker

A combined makeup remover for face and eyes is not something I would normally use. For every day I favour separates: a dedicated remover for the eyes (usually a liquid), and a cleanser for the face (usually a balm or foaming to use with my Clarisonic).

But for travel, especially airline with its 100ml hand luggage liquids limit, all-in-ones can’t be beat. They could even be a ‘life saver’ should your hold luggage go temporary walkabout with all your toiletries inside, as happened to my husband last summer hols (he’s not exactly big on skincare but he was without some essentials for 2 days!).

Thursday 10 July 2014

July’s Fave Freebie – Clinique Chubby Stick (with review)

As someone a tad obsessed with skincare, I surprised myself this month by selecting a magazine with a makeup freebie on the front.

Monday 7 July 2014

Chantecaille Vital Essence with Arbutin – A Skin Lightening Formula

Hyperpigmentation, brown spots often caused by too much sun exposure, can be insanely difficult to treat. I have used all sorts in an attempt to shift mine. I’ve tried numerous Vitamin C topicals and a special gel with my Sqoom device, which pushes actives deep in to the skin. I’ve also zapped with my ReAura home Fraxel laser, a type of laser known for tackling hyperpigmentation.

Friday 4 July 2014

Potent Skincare from Australia’s Synergie Skin Comes To The UK

If you like skincare with active ingredients that are potent beyond the norm, prepare yourself.

Thursday 3 July 2014

Anti-Ageing Health & Beauty Show Blogger Awards

I am delighted to tell you all that this week I was named Spring 2014 Anti-Ageing Health & Beauty Show Resident Beauty Blogger runner-up!
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