Honey Mania Lip Balm to keep my smackers smooth and shiny
Honey Mania Lip Balm to keep my smackers smooth and shiny
Earlier this year The Body Shop announced that they would be releasing their first ever product filled advent calendar. You can just imagine my excitement when this baby landed at my door.
Join me on December 1st for 24 days when I reveal whats in my daily Christmas surprise
I’m so excited, are you?
You can find the calendar hereRead More
A few weeks back I went along to the lovely Aveda Institute for much pampering. I was booked in for the new ‘Stress Fix’ massage which is clinically proven to reduce feelings of stress and tension. The massage combines Swedish, Thai and deep tissue massage techniques, along with foot reflexology, acupressure points and guided meditation to calm and rejuvenate you.
The massage incorporates the Stress-Fix aroma with Lavender, Lavandin, and Clary Sage throughout, and you can choose choose to be treated for 45 minutes, a full hour, or a lovely hour and 15 minutes, I had an hour of pure bliss and relaxation.
On arrival by feet were soaked with the Aveda ‘Stress Fix’ salts, I was then popped on to the massage table where my whole body literally head to toe was worked on. I have had massages in the past where i’ve not felt any difference on leaving, however leaving the Aveda Institute I felt like I had really been worked on. I am often being told I should get regular massages as the tension in my shoulders due to excessive computer work builds up pretty quick. My masseuse was AMAZING and I can hands down say the ‘Stress Fix’ massage was probably the best I’ve EVER experienced.
I left feeling rejuvenated and loose, the masseuse really worked on my shoulders using different massage techniques and what was great it she wasn’t afraid to get in to the nooks and crannies to work out knots.
I cant recommend the Aveda institute enough. Massage prices start from £53 and are so worth the investment. You can check out the treatment list here.
What type of massage hits the spot for you?Read More
Aveda have finally opened a free standing store in the heart of Covent Garden (Russel St). I’m quite excited about this! You can now go and stock up on your favourite Aveda beauty products whilst having a nice chat with the advisors on hand about any skin and haircare woes.
Packed with sweet orange and cedar wood this heavenly thick and creamy body cream is butter in a tub. It has become my after shower ‘ritual’ (no pun intended) on daily basis that I am sad to see the bottom of the tub.
Rituals have used some kind of special technology that makes this whipped cream easy to apply, soaking into the skin with ease which is a bonus as most thick creamy creams take a lot of rubbing and teasing into the skin before the white residue finally disappears.
The formulation is very rich and velvety and my skin feels lovely and moisturised and super skily throughout the day post application. The smell from the natural ingredients is not too strong or too placid.. its just right and really invigorating in the mornings. Its definitely a great body cream that I would purchase.
The price of £15.00 is pretty reasonable for the natural ingredients, luxury and overall skincare you get in return.
What are your favourite Rituals products?
* Body cream was in a goody bad from a Rituals Event I attended.Read More
Available from May 2013, Caudalie introduces the new ‘Divine Legs’ tinted body lotion. Priced at £21.50 this baby is said to leave your legs look sexy, sleek, tanned and ‘Divine’. I cannot wait to get my hands on a bottle.
Aromatherapy Associates see the launch of Geraldine Howards personal blend, Inner Strength. A new bath and shower oil with ingredients such as sage, frankincense, cardamom, rose, vetivert and geranium. I’m a huge fan of the relaxing muscle bath soak so am extremely excited to try this out.
Aromatherapy Associates Inner Strength Bath & Shower Oil launches on 25th February priced £39.00 (55ml).Read More
If, like me you’re a little behind on your Christmas shopping and have no idea what to get the special ladies in your lives then have a peak below. I have complied a list of items (with links) at different price ranges, I’m sure there is something there for you or at least this will give you some ideas.
This set contains our three hero nail products for longer stronger nails in just 4 weeks!
RENUNAIL 3 STEP £27.00
111 SKIN is the next generation of anti-ageing skincare developed by renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Y. Alexandrides MD of 111 Harley Street, London, in collaboration with space scientists.
Bring out your hair’s amazing colour with James Brown’s Signature Colour Enhance.
Restore, replenish and relax with this gorgeous boxed set. Ideal for travel, holidays, as a gift or simply a treat to lift and brighten your senses.
Experiment with the art of nail decoration with Brushwork , everything you need to be creative with nails ….. all the products plus step by step instruction from Frontcover’s nail technician…in a box.
A daily moisturising duo that delivers intense shine whilst revitalising. Ideal for dull, brittle hair, this set will hydrate, nourish and condition to leave locks soft, manageable and shiny.
Experience a complete skincare routine inside this collection box with a free sachet of Firming Face Oil.
Turn up the fashion on your holiday wardrobe with this glittering duo. This classic, elegant look is making a comeback with a butter LONDON twist.
“Wake up” your look with this portable makeup kit! Illuminate, highlight and contour with three complementary shadows & famous creamy brightener, eye bright. It’s your secret to big, bright eyes!
The TriPollar STOP boosts collagen production in the skin which reduces wrinkles and makes your skin look younger.
TriPollar STOP – reduce wrinkles, tighten and tone the skin on your face, neck & hands £219
So there we are, I hope this gives you a little insight into what’s out there and what can be bought for the special ladies in your lives, have a lovely Xmas all .
A listers Lil Jon and Mario Lopez love them a little sweet breathe! These handy little keyring’s really do come in handy for those moments when your breathe is in need of some TLC! I carry one all the time, its so tiny and will fit in the smallest clutch if need be.
What is your mouths saviour?
Sweet Breathe Sampler pack £1.99
I can’t say I’m all that familiar with the term ‘Dry body Brushing’, in fact, I thought I was meant to use this in the shower, almost like it was a fancy spin off of the famous ‘Loofah’. How wrong was I? Yes, I’m admitting to a complete fail!!!
When I received the Omorovicza Body brush and after reading the fabulous little zip bag it comes in it all came a little clearer for me, so without boring you all to death here’s the facts and benefits of dry body brushing:
- Reduces Cellulite
- Cleanses the lymphatic system
- Strengthens the immune system
- Stimulates the hormone and oil-producing glands
- Tightens the skin preventing premature aging
- Improves the function of the nervous system
- Helps break down fatty deposits
Now that’s a whole load of benefits from brushing your body with a dry brush don’t ya think?
I gave the whole process a go today, the body brush is made from the finest hog bristles, the texture is just about perfect, not too stubbly to cause redness but not to soft that it feels like its not doing anything. There I stood in my bathroom before my shower stroking my bare skin, I even giggled to my self a few times as I found the whole experience a little odd. It is advised to use the brush in long sweeping movements towards the heart.
Overall my first experience with dry body brushing was rather pleasant, my skin was left feeling super soft and the bristles being at the exact right texture also helped, if they were a little more rough, I know I’d be feeling like I had exfoliated with sand paper! The benefits of body brushing seem really amazing so I have decided to give it a go for a few weeks to see if I find any major changes in my overall health and skin. I will be reporting back every so often to let you all know how I’m getting on.
Here’s what Ill be using after Body Brushing
Dimple Vanisher is recommended to be used after body brushing, the key ingredients in the gel work together to enhance the fat burning rate and improve micro-circulation to remove fatty deposits.
- Forskohlin and caffeine accelerate the breakdown of fat by activating the lipase enzymatic pathway.
- Arnica reduces swelling and puffiness.
- Capsicum peptide, or white pepper extract, stimulates micro-circulation.
- Mineral CosmetologyTM , a patented mineral delivery system which leaves the skin firmer, more supple and younger looking.
Keep your eyes peeled for my diary updates on Dry body Brushing I’d love to know if any of you have tried body brushing, if so how did you find it?Read More