Saturday, 26 April 2014

ARK - Age Maintain set.

The Age Maintain collection in handy travel sizes, presented in a stylish travel bag includes:
1 x 30ml MASQUE
Boerhavia Diffusa is a calming Ayurvedic herb which reduces sensitivity and redness. Zi Cao is an anti-inflammatory herb found in Japan, which soothes skin. Blue Lotus, the ‘sacred flower of anti-ageing’ is a powerful antioxidant which boosts firmness and elasticity.
1 x 30ml CLEANSER
Kiwi and Passion Fruit lipids are packed with Omega 3 fatty acids to boost skin’s moisture. Blue Lotus, the ‘sacred flower of anti-ageing’ is a powerful antioxidant which helps skin firmness and elasticity. Moringa Oil is rich in Vitamin A and C and gently removes make-up and grime while retaining essential moisture.
Multifruit Acids gently remove rough, dead skin cells for bright, smooth skin. Prickly Pear is a natural exfoliator to speed up the elimination of dead cells. White Clay increases circulation to boost exfoliation without stripping skin’s essential oils.
Vitamin A helps keep skin strong, plump and increases collagen production. Kiwi and Passion Fruit lipids are packed with Omega 3 fatty acids to boost skin’s moisture. Blue Lotus, the ‘sacred flower of anti-ageing’ is a powerful antioxidant which boosts firmness and elasticity.
Age Maintain products are designed specifically for those in their 30s and 40s, up to the age of 50. This kit is perfect for a weekend away or simply just to try the brand out before you purchase the full sized products, my skin felt lovely after using each product especially the exfoliator and masque, they all smell lovely very spa like.
The set is usually £29 but is currently on offer for £23 giving you a great saving for all four products.
Have you tried this brand? 

Neal & Wolf Indulgence Redefined candle

OH MY! This is the most amazing scented candle I have EVER owned, if you've smelt Neal & Wolf hair products you will understand what I mean! *I am inhaling the gorgeous scent as I type* I can't explain it, it's just slightly spicy, sensual, creamy, but not sickly scent..... When the candle is lit you Experience the ultimate in relaxing scents with this beautiful Neal & Wolf candle. It bursts with mandarin and orange blossom until it melts to floral aromas of lily, ylang-ylang and orchid... true indulgence. But when it's not lit it still lightly fragrances my bedroom.. 
It burns for upto 45 hours and is available from for £17.95.

What's your favourite candle scent? 

Friday, 25 April 2014

Clarins Limited Edition Colours of Brazil Collection 2014

This Limited Edition colours of Brazil* eye quartet has four wet/dry eyeshadows with matte, iridescent and satin effects, and one royal blue cream-texture eyeliner for an intense gaze. The colours are really pretty, I love how they've put four neutral colours and then added a bright blue liner to add an extra pop of colour for summer, all the shades are lovely.

All the shadows are beautifully soft, easy to blend and are gorgeously pigmented, if you love a great palette with a mix of shimmer and matte don't miss out on this little beauty available in May for £32.. You won't be disappointed!

Will you be picking one up? 

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Marlenha Flourish Moisturiser

I have been using the newly branded Flourish cream by Marlenha, which contains Hyaluronic acid and Collagen beads it is said to boost the skin’s radiance. My skin drinks up this light weight cream instantly absorbing it in seconds, leaving my wrinkles looking smoother, restoring my combination skin's moisture balance, After the first week of using Flourish Cream in my evening routine, my skin felt much firmer, hydrated, nourished and look's rested. It's unbelieveable!.... Marlenha is a beautiful brand, the products look and feel like quality, the results are amazing, I definitely know when I miss it out of my evening skincare routine, the texture of Flourish is a luxurious thick cream but is very light when applied it feels beautiful on the skin, it just melts in, leaving no residue, stickiness or greasiness. The scent is light and delicate.

A little info on the Marlenha Brand - Marlenha: the rose of artisan skincare.
"All products are 100% made in Italy in small batches, labeled and packed by hand, crafted in the Galenic tradition. Marlenha offers a natural yet luxurious way to take care of your skin over time. Marlenha – named after the exquisite red rose and universal symbol of love and beauty – is a range of hand-crafted high quality skincare products, crafted using age-old artisan techniques, vegetal extracts and specialist active ingredients including wonder-plants: rose hip, argan oil, Karite tree butter (Shea butter), Jojoba, icelandic lichen, Red Algae (Irish moss) and edelweiss."

The Marlenha range Currently only comprise's of five signature products, which are all designed to protect and preserve your skin, they are effective on all skin types recommended for over 25, which is the perfect age to reduce your skin from ageing prematurely.  I also have my eye on the Petal Delicate Eye Serum which contains edelweiss stem cells, hyaluronic acid and borage oil - rich in omegas 3 and 6. It sounds perfect for smoothing, hydrating and brightening my eye area. Infact the whole range appeals to me, it's just fantastic simple skincare which I would happily splash out for as if they are like the Flourish moisturiser they will improve my skin and keep me looking my age if not knock off a few years!! *wishful thinking*... It sells for £49 and is available on
Have you tried this Brand before? 

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Kiehls Midnight Recovery Eye

A superb companion to Midnight Recovery Concentrate, Midnight Recovery Eye helps to improve skin's appearance around the eye. With the same naturally derived ingredients as Midnight Recovery Concentrate, as well as Butcher’s Broom, this night treatment leaves under-eye skin feeling replenished. Midnight Recovery Eye’s cream texture is specifically formulated for the delicate eye area. 

It improved the look of my dark circles pretty much over night, It's absorbs quickly with little effort, you only need a tiny amount each night. Value for money due to the miniscule amount required nightly. It is a light weight, hydrating treatment that just transformed my tired, puffy eyes into youthful, fresh eyes like I've had 14 hours sleep! It really is a great product, I think it works amazingly well with Kiehls midnight Recovery concentrate together they are a dream team..

The tube is 15ml and sells for £24.50 with I think is about average for a high end brand, if you suffer from dark circles, dry or puffy eyes, you need to get a sample and try this.. You won't regret it! Kiehls is such a great brand..once I finish this I want to try the Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Eye Cream, it sounds fantastic!

What's your favourite Eye cream?

Friday, 18 April 2014

My Top Five Neon Nail polishes

I absolutely love a bright, neon nail polish for Spring/Summer especially the latest Neon Pastel shades, they just look really pretty on any colour skin, they instantly cheer me up and brighten my mood, here are my top five.. It was really really hard to choose.. 

1.Color Club-Reign in Spain-

2.Models Own-Hedonist-

3.China Glaze-Too Yacht Too Handle-

4.China Glaze-Flip Flop Fantasy-

5.China Glaze-That's Shore Bright-

I also love Orly Passion Fruit, Models Own Beach Party, China Glaze Neon & On & On, Models Own Shades, Models own Beach Bag I could go on! 

What's your perfect Neon?

Thursday, 17 April 2014

miamoo Travel Goodies

The maimoo travel goodies set*, like all miamoo products, are suitable for the whole family, containing natural ingredients and are great for dry skin conditions. The travel goodies set is particularly practical as it contains a selection of products which are all 30ml and come in a clear reusable zipped bag - Perfect for hand luggage.

miamoo is suitable for all ages and skin types, and they live by their 3 step plan for preventing & healing dry skin. Cleanse, Moisturise, & Massage. All their products are at least 98% natural and are free from ingredients such as parabens, mineral oil, petroleums, and synthetic colours & fragrances. The set I received contains splashy wash - a refreshing lemon & aloe vera shower gel, fresh locks shampoo - soothing shampoo with lavender & geranium, huggy lotion - a non greasy everyday moisturiser with sweet almond oil & marshmallow extract, cheeky cream - a natural barrier cream for adults & babies, spritz and wipe - a refreshing lime spritz, baba oil - all-purpose oil packed with lavender & sweet almond oil, and a lovely soft flannel.
The set is great, perfect for a weekend away for you or your little ones, the scents are nice & fresh, not over powering at all. My skin feels really nourished, none of the products caused any irritation.
You can pick this cute little set up for £15.00  from the miamoo website , I love travel & mini size products especially for travelling (as I can squeeze lot's of different products in my bag without my Hubbie complaining about the weight of my bag!) win-win!
miamoo have also kindly offered you guys 10% off on their site, just add BLOG13 at checkout for it to be deducted from your order..
Have you tried this brand? 

My Baby is Six Today!.xx

Today is my Beautiful Baby Girl's 6th Birthday! Where has the time gone?! Today will be spent entertaining FOURTEEN!!!.... Lively little Five & Six Year Olds at my local Hollywood Bowl.. Eating lot's of cake and having tremendous fun!...

I cannot believe she is six! It's quite scary how time flies.. But she has grown from a gorgeous little bundle of joy into a beautiful, talented, polite, intelligent little girl.. She is beginning to take after her Mummy asking for me to paint her nails and sort her hair or play dress up with make up.. But is a little tom-boy at heart running around, climbing trees and destroying her clothes with her Daddy!

It took my Husband and I, Seven+ Years to get her and the wait was DEFINITELY worth it! She is PERFECTION to us.. We are the luckiest parents alive!! Now less of the mush..pass me the CAKE!!..

Happy 6th Birthday to my beautiful little Emily M.. Love her Millions & Squillions!!.xx

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

bareMinerals 15th anniversary Mineral Veil

For 15 years, you've loved the translucent finishing touch of the award-winning Mineral Veil® finishing powder. This utterly weightless formula absorbs excess oil and minimises the appearance of fine lines and pores, infusing skin with softness and light. In celebration of the 15th anniversary, they created this limited-edition, flow-through brush filled with Mineral Veil® finishing powder. Sleek and easy to use, it provides instant touch-ups on-the-go for a fresh-faced, flawless look.

I have used mineral veil powder many times over the years as it gives me great coverage, but when I saw the lovely new limited edition packaging design of the for their 15th Anniversary housed in a circular disk with a flow-through brush for quickie applications on the go, I knew I needed it! 

bareMinerals has had a few innovate packaging perks over the years but this is probably one of there more creative pieces. I love it, no need to carry around a separate brush or spilling powder all over, all you need is this great little compact flip, apply and put back in your bag, my only negative is one it's limited edition - boo hoo.. Two I can't refill it once I've used it... If you would like to own one - be quick as they are selling out fast! £22.00 for 8g. Mine is coming travelling with me..

What's your go-to face powder?

Charles Worthington Overnight Ultimate Hair Healer.

 This is a Charles Worthington product and it is from the "Secrets Collection". The collection is a tad more expensive than your usual CW products and are all high quality treatments...... definitely worth a try!

My hair has been super dry and frizzy recently especially on the ends, which is from a variety of reasons - PCOS, Weather, Heating, styling etc..When I saw that this is made especially for these problems it seemed like a perfect product to invest in!

It's Recommended in the salon for hair suffering from dryness, frizz or damage, this silky light-weight crème acts as a healing mask during your beauty sleep, leaving no residue on your pillow. Its advanced formula contains nourishing Argan Oil and a Night Shield Complex with penetrating actives that reinforce the hair from root to tip. Scientifically proven to: double hair-strength overnight & reduce hair-breakage by up to 80%.

As I work from home I usually leave it on for 24hrs, I apply on clean dry hair, before bed and in the morning my hair is super soft and conditioned, you can easily run a brush through it, tie back and go to work without anyone noticing. My hair does feel softer, more conditioned and stronger, it also looks smoother and less frizzy.

I really am impressed it costs £14.99 for 200ml, but I've used it 5-6 times and only used a 1/4 of product so if you compare price to amount of applications it isn't too expensive.

What's your Hair Secret? 

Sunday, 13 April 2014

My Top Five Self-Tanning Products

Spring is here which means only one thing... Taking off the layers and baring more skin.. I thought I'd share my favourite tanning products to turn you from a winter princess to a  bronzed Godess!

Sheer Silken Mousse by Vita Liberata is the perfect tan for those who want a natural bronze for their colouring. The whipped formula blends seamlessly & is quick drying, so there's no need to wait around for your tan to develop - just head to bed to look like you've spent a week in Ibiza. Suitable for pale to medium skin-tones, the sheer guide colour makes it easy to see where you've been, leaving you blessed with an even, sun-kissed glow that's long-lasting & good for your skin! I love this tan simple to apply, giving me an effortless streak free tan for at least five days. £22.50

This hydrating tinted lotion provides a natural looking tan on the go, perfect for last minute parties! As a no fuss, no commitment product, Instant Wash Off Glow is so easy to remove - simply wash off with soap and water. The LW Medium range is fab for fair skin and first-time tanners! Medium gives a professional sun-kissed colour in just one application! I wanted to hate this for obvious reasons...*cough TOWIE cough* but I love it! Perfect to apply right before a night out or special event, gives you an instant tan within minutes, lasts until you wash off with soap and water, gives a natural sunkissed colour everytime. £11.95
For sexy, sunkissed skin in an instant! Get incredible NKD SKN* with this light and airy medium tinted tan mousse.Glides like velvet over the skin, giving a gorgeous bronze tan that is odourless and fades without patching. Organic extracts will give you super soft skin for a totally flawless finish. Lasts up to 7 days. Easy Application Dries Instantly Zero Smell Organic Extracts Fades Perfectly. If you are looking for a Dark tan this is your product it gives instant colour on application but then darkens to a gorgeous shade, I look like I've been to the Caribbean for two weeks after I apply this, applies like a dream and streak free! £14.95.

Fair Maiden* The Perfect, Golden, Bronzer for the Subtle Fair Maiden. A Light-Medium Sunless 
Tanning Cream enriched with Anti-Ageing CoEnzyme Q10 and Wakame Extract, plus Caffeine to firm the skin to help tighten and tone the skin to diminish cellulite. This cream gives a flawless, natural looking, golden tan colour to enhance skin tone. An instant tan colour guide allows a streak free application. DHA, the active tanning agent usually takes 6-8 hours to fully develop. Tanning and beauty benefits all in one cream. They are 100% Vegan, Paraben and Gluten Free. Revolutionary ingredients have been used with an exclusive tanning formula, to bring you seamless results and exciting and luxurious ingredients such as Wakame Extract for a firming anti ageing effect, plus Sea Kelp and Algae to offer regenerative, protective and intense rejuvenating properties to repair skin damage. Includes Caffeine to help combat cellulite and give intense conditioning, for an improved skin appearance that is silky smooth. Perfect for the busy, urban lifestyle. This is a gel like cream that smells lovely and fruity, it gives you a natural looking touch of cool, Great for first time tanners or someone who likes to add just a little glow to their body. £18.95.

Award Winning He-Shi Express Liquid Tan 300ml is a self tanning bronzer which tans instantly on contact with the skin, giving a lovely bronzed complexion with immediate results. He-Shi Express Liquid Tan is extremely quick drying due to its incredibly light liquid texture.  With its 'see where it goes' formula you can be confident of not developing streaks or patches. He-Shi Express Liquid Tan contains 6% organic DHA and can be reapplied by layering to achieve an ultra dark colour. Easy to apply, streak free, great natural colour. £37.00.

What's your favourite self Tanner?

Friday, 11 April 2014

Angel Eau Sucrée by Thierry Mugler

For Summer 2014, Angel becomes more tempting than ever, transforming into the desirable and sensual, mouth-watering limited edition Eau Sucrée. A mischievous and delicious new interpretation of Angel, Eau Sucrée is an invitation to indulge in pure gourmand pleasure.

The composition begins with juicy, tangy and frosted red berries sorbet. The heart includes a new gourmand accord of caramelized meringue cream. The final touch is oriental and sensual thanks to notes of patchouli and vanilla.
The packaging is inspired by vintage confectionery and it evokes memories of childhood with its blue-white candy stripes. The pearly star-shaped bottle is sprinkled with glitter that is reminiscent of sugar. Available from 1st May - Non refillable 50 ml bottle for £42.00.

What's your favourite Summer Fragrance? 

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

My Top Five Blushers

1.Becca - Gypsy - BECCA Mineral Blush is a luxury powder for cheeks, imparting natural, luminous colour that is ultra-kind to skin.This longwearing mineral contains a hint of highlight to lift the complexion, with a delicate formula that never appears cakey or chalky. I love Becca blushers they are just so creamy and blend like a dream, This shade is a beautiful pale pink with slight shimmer, not glittery just provided the perfect highlight! £25.00.

2.Benefit - Coralista - The warm coral-pink cheek powder is your "coral blush for a tropical flush"! This shade cheers up every skin tone in seconds.Complete with soft, natural-bristle blush brush. I've owned this product for years and always find myself reaching for it in Spring/Summer provides just enough colour and shimmer without be over the top. £23.50.

3.Accessorize Baked Blushers - Pretty in Pink - Add a flush of colour to your cheeks with this beautiful blush, from a baked formula. I absolutely love these blushers, they have such great pigment, shimmer. I love the highlight the give me, they are quite hard to get your hands on but my Superdrug has a few shades left, maybe try eBay but you need to try them! £5.00.

4.Sleek Makeup - Rose Gold - These blushers are long lasting and highly pigmented available in a variety of finishes. Each shade glides on smoothly and enables you to create an array of stunning looks. We offer a wide range of shades to complement any skin tone, no matter the occasion. I own lots of sleek blushers and think they are all fantastic quality for the price, Rose gold pipped the others to the post - just, but depending on your skin tone, the shade will be personal to you. £4.49.

5.Nars -One night stand - Made with transparent pigments for a soft and sheer look. Imparts a natural, healthy glow for any skin tone and may be worn alone or layered together for more depth and intensity. I cheated sorry! But I LOVE this palette so much, I was lucky enough to snap one up and at first was scared to used it in case I damaged it.. But each shade is just perfect.. I have a few individual blushers from Nars and they are equally as fantastic! Singles retail for £22.50.

What's your favourite blusher? 

Sunday, 6 April 2014

La Roche Posay Rosaliac CC Cream

Since this CC Cream dropped on my door mat from it has been on my face, it is AMAZING! Within seconds of applying it my red, blotchy skin has become a flawless base for me to apply the rest of my make up onto, I have even skipped concealer as the coverage for me is brilliant, it seems to lighten and brighten my face, which to me is perfection! It is also paraben-free, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic formula is suitable for all skin types. Made with a pared back formula and a high concentration of selected active ingredients, the cream is highly optimised for reactive skin.

Designed by La Roche-Posay this Rosaliac CC Cream* provides you with cover and correcting cream for sensitive skin prone to all types of redness, whether occasional or persistent, dispersed or localised. A universal tone that blends naturally into fair to medium skin and conceals to correct the appearance of shades of redness. Glides quickly over skin, streak-free, it literally melts into my skin leaving behind a lovely, very natural finish it also contains a great spf 30 meaning you can skip a step in the morning - bonus!

The cream is quite think but isn't a problem as it blends easily, meaning a little goes a long way, it also doesn't leave any residue and is non greasy, it has a scent which shouldn't offend anyone, it reminds me a little of sun Cream this could be due to the high spf? It's quite a clean fresh scent which I like, this retails for £19.50 but is currently on offer on for £16.55 as they have 1/3 off French skincare. This already has earnt itself a place in my suitcase for May when I go to Sicily. I am really impressed!

Have you tried any CC Creams? 

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Tips for keeping Hair Healthy....

1. NO Fad Diets! - A well-balanced diet is the best way to keep your hair healthy and strong. Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables, nuts, brown rice, beans and pulses,  and you’ll have tresses in top condition in no time. Also drink plenty of water to keep you hydrated.

2. Pay careful attention to how you wash your tresses: rub shampoo into the palms of your hands and distribute evenly, lather and repeat with half as much shampoo. Rinse and apply a matching conditioner mainly to the ends and mid-lengths. -  Reduce the impact of heat styling with a good protector spray or balm. Choose a non-greasy product that won’t weigh your hair down. 

3. Apply a deep conditioning treatment. You can use deep conditioning treatments like olive oil, argan oil, avocado oil or Coconut Oil - Use a leave-in conditioner at least once a week. Leave-in conditioners penetrate deep into your hair cuticles to heal them more completely. Try a spray leave in conditioner/ detangler after you shower. The conditioner will make your hair tangle free and manageable. 

4. Accessorise your healthy, gorgeous hair. Clips or barrettes can compliment beautiful hair but can cause split ends and snags I have been using Popbands as they have no metal they don't damage my hair, they come in all colours to suit everyones taste! 

What are your best hair tips?