Monthly Archives: July 2014

Sai-Sei, a truly beautiful bathing experience

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Hi folks,

I have to share with you these truly beautiful products i found in the SpaceNK sale! Its by San-Sei and it is a Japanese ritual of Tranquility, you just feel on top of the world after!

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It comes beautifully packaged in a lovely aqua and white recycled cardboard box, the contents are inside a lovely natural linen bag and it all looks very fresh and calming and boy does it live up to this ..

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The mineral invigorate body scrub has to be the best scrub i have ever used for extra smooth skin, its totally natural with no parabens ect and is full of ingredients for silky soft skin including water bamboo and bamboo shoot extract which is rich in minerals and has been used in Japanese folk medicine for centuries,sodium, potassium, magnesium all essential to out bodies, we do not make our own minerals in the…

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Sai-Sei, a truly beautiful bathing experience

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Hi folks,

I have to share with you these truly beautiful products i found in the SpaceNK sale! Its by San-Sei and it is a Japanese ritual of Tranquility, you just feel on top of the world after!

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It comes beautifully packaged in a lovely aqua and white recycled cardboard box, the contents are inside a lovely natural linen bag and it all looks very fresh and calming and boy does it live up to this ..

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The mineral invigorate body scrub has to be the best scrub i have ever used for extra smooth skin, its totally natural with no parabens ect and is full of ingredients for silky soft skin including water bamboo and bamboo shoot extract which is rich in minerals and has been used in Japanese folk medicine for centuries,sodium, potassium, magnesium all essential to out bodies, we do not make our own minerals in the body we have to eat them daily, they can oso be absorbed by the skin too and apricot seeds to exfoliate. I think the ingredient list speaks for itself really but wow it not only is the best i have ever used it smells heavenly too!

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The mineral refresh shower gel and all these products have essential minerals taken from Japan’s hot springs known as Onsen and a more skin nourishing, softening experience i have yet to find and the scent is divine, it just smells so mineral rich but fresh spa or the sea after a storm …

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The mineral deep moisture cream is a revelation too, as well as the mineral water it has Uji green tea and rice bran for beautifully soft skin and that my friends is exactly what you get with the products you feel completely refreshed, silky soft and like n new woman after using these products and the scent lasts and it continues to relax you every time you catch a whiff of the scent!

These products are beautifully unique, how they left me and my skin feeling made it an incredible bathing experience and one i shall be repeating often! Cannot believe i got this set in the sale down from over £30 to £7.50 all i need now is some cherry blossom painted in my bathroom walls and a Kimono lol.

Thats it for now folks,i really hope you get to try some of these fantastic products, they have made me very uplifted and happy and i love anything that can do that for you..

Bye for now

Nicola x

The Fighting Fifty Travel Essentials Bag

Hi Folks,

What better to do on a rainy afternoon but to review the amazing Travel Essentials bag from Tracey McApline and Nikki Taylor, I won’t go into too much detail as your better listening to the experts when you get your bag of goodies!
These 2 woman stand by every product in this bag and its easy to see why, they are all top-notch products ..

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First up is the Konjac sponge a 100% natural vegetable fibre sponge to deep cleanse and lightly exfoliate your skin, i have had these sponges before and they are fab, deep cleansing but gentle on the skin.

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Love your Skin Collagen gel with added vitamin E it delivers a light layer of water based hydration to the skin, sinks in quickly too. Plus there’s a Love your Skin collagen shower gel too to get that collagen back into the skin in as many ways as possible, they both smell divine too!

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Emma Hardie, i don’t think theres much Emma Hardie does that i have not liked and the Moringa balm is a beautiful, soft, refined balm. Beautiful to cleanse and leave your face clean and silky soft, good oil takes out bad oil!

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Merumaya Youth Preservation Serum and Iconic Youth Serum, this brand is really becoming a firm favourite on the market, even launching on QVC in its first year! The youth serum i think of as a total shield for the skin, nourishing and protecting it, I haven’t tried the moisturizer yet but if its anything like the cleanser, toner or the serum it will be pretty fantastic…

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Timeless Truth Rejuvenation Mask is a luxury mask that contains immortelle, hyaluronic acid to help reduce fine lines and visible signs of ageing (yes please).

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Green People Sun Lotion an organic factor 15 suntan lotion with built in Tan accelerator (now why didn’t anyone else think of that?) with Organic Aloe Vera, Edelweiss, Inositol, Green Tea & Avocado.

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Ginvera the original BB cream, covers well and lasts and lasts it truly is a fantastic product, love it! The Green Tea Marvel Exfoliating gel is pretty fab too, going down into your dermis and the old skin just rolls off, not exactly sure how it works but it does and is gentle enough for my neck and chest and leaves them baby smooth.

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Alpha H Essential Hydration Cream haven’t tried this product yet but i am using their balancing cleanser which leaves my skin lovely and matt and the Liquid gold, one sweep over the skin at night and ‘hello glowy happy face in the morning!’

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Theres a fantastic lip pencil from Studio10 which is dual ended, is a lovely natural pink shade and the other end has a natural skin toned pencil to help shape and refine the lips, really impressed with this too

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Flourish moisturizer by Marlena is an artisan Italian hand-made cream with Hyaluronic, collagen beads, jojoba to smooth out wrinkles and even skintone and we all know hawt and sexy quality produce comes out of Italy lol.

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Last up it the very intriguing Studio 51 night cream, sold out in lots of places around the world and Tracey and Nikki managed to secure the only samples in the UK of this! It’s intensely rich, smells incredible, you don’t need a serum under and i just know it’s a little pot of something oh so very special ..and the scent of white flowers is stunning!

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Phew! Theres a lot to this bag, over £130 worth of products! But enough from me , if you wish to buy this exceptional bag you will find it here on FightingFifty.co.uk
and if you do purchase this bag grab a brew and listen to the 2 experts tell you all about the products personally

Enjoy!

Nicola x

SBC Simply Beautiful Collection!

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I love this brand’s products for oh so many reasons! They are super multitasking and the gels can be used right up to your lash line, you can layer them on thick as a face/eye mask and leave to soak in overnight or use under your moisturizer as a boost and tho they are gentle they are also really hard-working ..

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I will start with my Collagen gel, as a light moisturizer alone in summer it is fab, its water based and it sinks straight in helping to boost my skins collagen levels, i use it as a face mask, eye mask, its fab as a decollete mask and really from head to toe and any bits of skin that are starting to sag! It just rocks!!

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Next up is the Arnica Gel and the Arnica bath soak, this set is priceless to me, i have ME and Fybromyalgia and i cannot tell you how many long lonely winter nights this has eased my pains! I have a long soak in the bath and then apply the gel in a thick mask like layer to aching joints, neck, shoulders and my back , it really does help. Arnica really helps bad aches, bruising and general swelling, great on puffy eyes and eyelids too, it has too many good properties to list but this is how i find it helps me.

Jasmine and Evening primrose oil is like a hug in the shower, amazing if you are hormonal, i have a load of shower gels in my bathroom but i find myself regularly reaching for this one, i find it so soothing and you get such a good lather with it, if your hot and sweaty it will leave you refreshingly clean ..

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Last up and i have no picture of this one (as i lent it out) is the Propolis Gel made by bees to protect the hive and keep it healthy, it is to maintain healthy skin and that’s exactly what it does, it’s absolutely incredible at healing cuts that have scabbed over, i lent to it my neighbour as her grand-daughter had fallen over and cut her face and 2 days after using this her scabs were almost gone and lovely healthy skin coming up underneath, its superfast! I see SBC have now brought out a new Propolis shower gel and i will be getting one very soon !

SBC do so many amazing gels like vitamin C, Cucumber, lavender, Aloe Very, Fresh Cotton ect, they all do an amazing job, i buy mine from QVC as the prices are fantastic and they do the giant sizes up to 1 litre which means you can be very generous with them on your skin and they last a very long time

Well thats another of my beauty loves shared! I do love variety and trying lots of new products, do you ?

Bye for now

Nicola x

Dr Organic…. Best value Organic range

Hi folks,

Quick blog about another range i think is amazing value for organic products. I am a massive fan of Organic products and SLS and paraben free products!

My hair is fine and naturally curly and for years it was a bit of a frizz ball at back of my neck and i hated it so bad, i hated to touch it or have anyone else work with my hair, so glad i ditched the SLS the difference in my hair is incredible and i actually like it now, it feels totally different now and more like the real hair its meant to be . 

The Dr Organic Hair Treatment Serum is amazing, it relaxes the curl a little, stops frizz in its tracks and gives me lovely healthy looking glossy hair, a couple of drops massaged through the ends is all that is needed. It has so many oils in it and i could be wrong but i do not get that horrible plasticky feeling on my hair that i have had from a lot of other serums.

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At 100 ml my last bottle kept going for at least a year..so for me its money well spent @ £14.99 but Holland and Barrett always have special offers on like 3 for 2 ect and money is never wasted on this brand, it has far too many different ranges of products to mention !

Like my Dr Organic Monoi Moisture Melt Body Oil, incredibly soothing, hydrating and of course it smells fantastic too, @ £9.49 for something pure its a steal!

The oil is solid inside the bottle when you buy it, pop it in a cup of hot water while you bathe and it will deliver to you fresh, slightly warm silky layer of mega hydration to your skin, ends of your hair, cuticles , tootsies or anywhere you need it really and it’s the perfect fresh scent for summery holidays with a nice little hit of lemon and coconut.

This range has really taken off and rightly so in my opinion its a brand never to be passed over as it delivers on variety and quality so if you have never tried it dive in! The waters beautiful ..Award winning Dr Organic can all be found at http://www.hollandandbarrett.com/search?query=Dr+Organic&isSearch=true#totalNumRecs=187&rpp=15

I hope you enjoy

Nicola 

 

Elemis Total Glow Bronzing Moisturiser and Rodial Light Brazilian Tan

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I love a lot of products that Elemis do …soon as i saw it i had to have it, but sadly it did not live up to my expectations!

I so wanted it to give me  that lovely golden glow i craved! But after using it for 5 days in a row i cannot see any difference in the colour of my skin, it was also a tad drying too which is a real shame!

Don’t know where Elems have gone wrong here but soon as i wash of cleanse my face in the evening, everything goes including the light bit of colour that this product did give me , all i know is that after using faithfully for 6 our of 7 mornings i am still pale.

Now i know this is a gradual tan product but wheres the tan if any ? If i am going wrong somewhere…

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Elemis Total Glow Bronzing Moisturiser and Rodial Light Brazilian Tan

I love a lot of products that Elemis do …soon as i saw it i had to have it, but sadly it did not live up to my expectations!

I so wanted it to give me  that lovely golden glow i craved! But after using it for 5 days in a row i cannot see any difference in the colour of my skin, it was also a tad drying too which is a real shame!

Don’t know where Elems have gone wrong here but soon as i wash of cleanse my face in the evening, everything goes including the light bit of colour that this product did give me , all i know is that after using faithfully for 6 our of 7 mornings i am still pale.

Now i know this is a gradual tan product but wheres the tan if any ? If i am going wrong somewhere i would love to hear what that is…. i have applied after toning, with a serum underneath, without a serum, without exfoliating and with exfoliating (right at the start) and then left it to see if i could actually get some colour up but alas it was not to be!

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But all is not lost as i have my trusty Rodial Brazilian tan in light and this just gives me enough colour to look healthy and i adore it! It lasts about 5 days too ..Result!!

People notice when i have it on and compliment me and say i look healthy and i couldn’t be happier with it . The clear tan they do is fantastic too, i have been very lucky in finding my perfect tan shade for pale Irish skin with a hint of blue lol!

The travel size of the Rodial can be purchased off e-bay so you can try it before you fork out for a full priced product and this is definitely worth trying if you don’t like your colour to be OTT but still like to be able to see some shade but not tangoed lol

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Thats my thoughts for today folks

bye for now

Nicola!