Monthly Archives: December 2014

Suti Fabulous foot Balm

Hey everyone,

I hope you are all having a good Christmas, its been very quiet here. I find it to be a time of reflection for me and I always miss my parents badly.But this year has been better than most have I have kept my mind as busy as possible, I just have very bad fatigue and body pain (fibromyalgia)

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But enough of me and onto this wonderful foot balm I have found! It’s by a relatively new brand to the UK and is born of a synergy of 2 sister-in-laws (Suzannah and Tina) and the focus of the brand is to help body and mind. With their goal being a greater sense of well-being to their customers.

The oils they use are approved my the soil association, organic and a lot of them are cold pressed! Which makes their products right up my street, I just love pure organic brands!

They use Reki, the moon and Clear Quartz Crystals that works specifically with each product, in other words they put a lot of healing and effort into each product!

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The Fabulous Foot Balm i have been using every night since I received it, with a back injury and other issues I am finding this balm incredibly soothing on the sore bones of my feet and mega hydrating. I find myself really looking forward to this every evening, its like a ritual or relief!

When you think about how much abuse our feet take we do not treat them enough. This balm has been made to ground you, to help put the past behind you to start afresh and walk forward. Something I need more than anyone knows :-). It reconnects you with Mother Earth (yes I love all this kind of stuff!)

The balm itself is made with Peppermint, Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Olive Oil and Pumpkin Seed oil it’s a very rich blend of  pure oils it is mega hydrating, soothing, intense, cooling, you can really pick up on the mint to rejuvenate and calm soreness, Eucalyptus and lemon to cool, cleanse and deodorize, avocado and carrot to nourish , Calendula and pumpkin seed to soothe soreness and help with skin regeneration and if that list of amazing ingredients doesn’t impress you for a foot balm I don’t know what will!

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It is truly beautiful, rich and soothing on my poor feet, they ache so badly at times, it comes in a lovely balm form, you only have to touch it for it to melt and glide over your feet. This is not something you use and then head out, it’s a real luxury pamper product. You put on some cotton socks after and just chill!

It will work wonders on the driest of feet and I will admit my feet were a bit dry even using other foot creams but not after this, they are silky soft and feeling much-loved and revived, it really does deserve the word fabulous in its title!

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You can read so much more about Suti  Fabulous Foot Balm and their lovingly made products here Suti it is an interesting read when you add in the healing side to the already fantastic organic, soil association products.

I have some more of the Suti skin products here to try and will be reviewing them soon, all I can say is a am seriously in love with this wonderful foot balm and how it has given me some relief from the usual pains!

It does wonderful things to your feet!!

If interested this is the sample pack I am going to review, it’s a fab price because of the organic oils in the pack alone Sample Pack @ £9 delivered ..

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Well that’s it for now folks, huge thank you to Tracey McAlpine for introducing me to the brand!

Take care

Nicola x

PRAI AGELESS Throat and Decolletage Cream & Throat Microdermabrasion Scrub

Hi everyone,

I have been using this PRAI neck and decolletage cream for a about a month along with the PRAI Throat Microdermabrasion Skin Resurfacer for just over a month now and i have to say i am delighted with the results!

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Being 46 i have really started to notice the delicate skin on my neck starting to a bit turkey like :-O oh the horrors!!

I have tried quite a few neck creams Judith Williams, Gatineau but they really didn’t seem to help my issues. Now they hydrated the area alright but they didn’t halt the neck ageing process….. but PRAi has given me the best results yet, so i will be holding on tight to these products for quite some time 🙂

The neck scrub is a lovely refined texture so it doesn’t pull of damage the skin or the neck, there’s no pulling or tugging you just let it glide over your neck and decolletage for a lovely smooth polish and gentle exfoliation of the neck area, you really need to massage this product into your skin and keep on massaging until you can feel the exfoliation start to happen

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It is essential as you get older to exfoliate more as our skin gets drier it gathers in folds and becomes deep wrinkles and a regular gentle exfoliation is much needed in these sensitive areas…to keep the skin fresh, healthy and hydrated!

The neck exfoliator is a very fine light scrub in a less is more sense it lightly polishes the skin, is gentle enough to use every day. By using this product you are gradually erasing  away all the old skin that is clinging to your neck making it look older

PRAI  is the root of a plant that is only harvested every 2 years in Thailand. It is renowned for its skin skin smoothing, restorative and anti-ageing properties. It is certainly fantastic at putting the vitality and elasticity back into my skin!

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The throat cream itself is incredibly light almost gel like, i find the size of about a pea more than does my whole neck and declotte. Less is more with this product and it needs a very light indeed. To put more on would only be a waste of product really.

Not only does my neck look a LOT smoother, it looks incredibly younger too! Gone is the horrible turkey neck formation and i am left with a lovely tightened smooth neck! This is the first neck cream i have ever used that has given me such a powerful result on the area of my neck that most needed improved and that is right down the middle of my throat. It really does look 10 years younger, i am so happy i found these products!

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I truly am!!

Is your neck starting to age you?

Fear not because there is some really fabulous products out there like PRAI that can really help hold the ageing process back or at least hold it back for us for some time to come yet 🙂

It had transformed my neck area ………totally :-)!

You can find more about PRAI here: QVC

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Don’t you just hate admitting that even though your mind is no older your body starts to let you down after 40 lol x

Bye for now fellow beauty Junkies …

Nicola x

December’s Love Lula Beauty Box

Hey Folks,

Its that time of the month when one of my favorite beauty boxes gets handed to me by my wee postie 🙂

My Love Lula Beauty Box!

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My first item is a Salcura Hand Hydrator, i really go through a ton of hand creams as i only have to look at products with SLS in and my skin starts to dry out, i also have contact dermatitis on palms of my hands as i am allergic to a lot of metals like nickel.

This is a fabulous hand cream! It sinks very quickly  into my hands, there is no residue left on the hands. Designed for people with mild to moderate dry skin on their hands i have found this hand cream a real treat to use and it seems to be helping my dry skin issues.

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Next up is Joik Silky Facial Serum and Joik Shimmering body lotion, i am putting them together as they are only very small samples and i do not rate them as individual items at that size really.  The lotion i have not received yet but it is on its way so onto the serum..

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Joik Silky Facial Serum has cranberry and wheatgerm has to be in the most awkward opening serum sachet ever!! Who is going to guess you fold and squeeze it and the oil comes our the underside all over the place lol ( its not idiot proof for people like me hehe) .. it smells lovely and is meant to be for mature skin and that is as far as i got this as it went everywhere which is a shame as a love trying new serums and skincare!

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My Joik luxury bath truffle smells divine! I got a lovely citrus one, you pop them in under running how water and they melt into the water giving you  beautifully scented extra hydrating bath! With ingredients like orange, grapefruit essential oils they are also packed with Shea butter and are all 100% natural .. heaven 🙂

Fair Squared vegan lip balms are not products i have heard of before but their balms are wonderfully soft and just glide over the lips without pulling the skin. I got a spearmint and a pomegranate one the latter of which i have open and am using.

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Made with apricot kernel, almond, coconut and coca butter these balms are ultra soft and hydrating on my lips i have to say and much needed at this time of year.  They are fair trade and really reasonably priced too at £2.99!

Last but not least is Dr Bonner’s Magic Soap, i have used a variety of these soaps before and if you travel a lot a bottle of this is an incredible handy thing to have because .. well you can wash just about everything with it!

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There is no harsh chemicals in it and when its cold it can go cloudy and that’s testament to the natural oils in the product.. Dr Bronner himself has a fascinating life story and is worth a read up on as he was a truly fascinating man and a lot of his traditions are still carried out today including the writing on the bottles .. his soap is fantastic pure castile eco soap and mine smells wonderfully almond and marzipany .. just love it , so warming ❤

So this month i am torn with my Love Lula box, there is bits i loved like the hand cream and the soap and that’s really where the value of this box lies plus the lip balms. The Joik not so much really as the samples are tiny and the face oil very awkward to open.

But i can still see the value in the box and the fact it is organic too accounts for a lot too, so here is looking forward to January and another organic beauty box from Love Lula!

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As always there is a card with 20% off the the brands in the box too which gives some pretty amazing discounts on products ..

Bye for now folks

Nicola x

Decembers You Beauty Discovery Box

Hello everyone,

feels like i i have been slow at getting a post or 2 out this week but have been busy on facebook as we have started up a fabulous chat group, so come join the beauty chat and have a giggle too Beauty Q&A Insider Tips …

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Was delighted when my You Discovery Box was handed to me this morning by my postie. The theme for this months box was ‘Party Prep’ !

I have been really  looking forward to trying the Teeez nail lacquers as the colours really appealed to me so i got 2 boxes and i am glad i got them both as both of the shades are equally  stunning….

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The first one is called Smoking gun, its like a beautiful antique gilded gold or brass, it’s really multi-tonal. It really comes to life in the softest of lights. It really is a beautiful shade for this time of year! It looks and feels hard wearing too. Teeez say is should last at least 3 days without chipping .. yay!

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Teeez is a relatively new company to the UK but so far i have tried their Smokey Mascara which is a really good quality mascara and their Mysterious Crystal Eyeliner (which the jury is still out on because i haven’t worn it much but all things considered, they seem to be producing really top quality makeup and if i saw something i liked i wouldn’t be scared to buy into this company.

The other shade is Frosted gleam and it is like a liquid sand, again it is so incredibly  vibrant and alive it sparkles with glints of multi-colours , it catches the light constantly and has been twinkling away on my pinkie all day and i can’t help but really admire it … what can i say! I am a girl who just loves anything that sparkles for me :-*

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So my other item was a knepp Lavender herbal bath soak, i have used a few things from this brand before and i know they do really good quality products at affordable prices. The bath soak smells heavenly and i love the little blue bottle it has come in so this product scores highly for me as well and i think i will definitely buy this product to balance body and mind at bedtime and help me sleep.

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My final item was the Wilkinson Sword Intuition Naturals sensitive care razor which i haven’t actually tried yet but its for sensitive skin so fingers crossed it lathers, shaves and moisturizes  so hopefully my skin will love it !

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My final bits were Les Couvent des Mines heel and foot balm, perfect to refresh tired feet or if you aren’t going partying like me…. great to put on under some nice fluffy socks to simply treat your feet :-).

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Yardley hydrating & Enriching body lotion in Blue Orchid. Yardley has really taken a massive step forward in their fragrances and what it produces … it not just for granny anymore! It is a fantastic priced range of good quality scents and products, i particularity like their body sprays for daily wear around the house. They are fresh and clean ..

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Last but not least was a Lindt  mini Christmas chocolate bear (i have eaten one but both clearly took a bit of a battering getting here ..

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As always the box comes with a booklet on all the products and special offers on most of the products. Again i loved this box because the nail polishes made it for me and at £6.95 it is as always good value for money!

That’s it for now folks, keep warm!

Nicola x

Gazelli Award Winning White Oil Serum

Hi everyone,

dark, cold and wet old winters day here!

The heating is on and as much as it’s needed! It dries my skin out something terrible…. but i have been using the amazing Gazelli White Oil Serum and it really has been helping keep my skin hydrated. The perfection solution for very dry skin…it is olso a Pure Beauty Award winner for 2014!

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The Gazelli Ultimate Firming Serum is made with the highest concentration  of the  ‘Revolutionary White Oil’, which has been hailed for centuries in Azerbaijan as a medicinal healing oil, it is found deep in the layers of the earth and is hailed as a miracle healing oil. It increases the skins metabolic turnover, improving the skins ability to regenerate and increase vitamin and oxygen intake, in return making the skin more plumped up and making it appear more youthful.
You can read more about the White Oil here.

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The serum also contains  Lipoic Acid, DMAE, Hyaluronic  Acid and anti-oxidant rich Pomegranate to plump and protect your skin, to brighten, to help fade age spots  keep it feeling firmed and hydrated all day long…

The serum is opaque in colour, with a delicate scent of white flowers which is lovely, light just like the serum :-).

It is beautifully packaged and it comes in a beautiful silver coated bottle with a dropper to give you just the right dose of just a few drops …

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It is a beautifully refined serum that glides easily over the skin meaning you need very little and you can really feel it tightening and firming up the skin as it quickly soaks in. Making my pores look smaller and more refined and my jowl and chin area feel a lot firmer, I can also feel this around my orbital bone area too reducing the fine lines in that area which is just fantastic and my forehead looks and feels very smoothed.

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I also find I get a really good moisture boost with this serum which I really need in the dark winter days. This serum gives me a healthy glow which pretty much amazes me every time I look in the mirror as I am not as white and pasty as I would usually be. My skin looks so healthy!

I have been using the serum White Oil Firming Serum hand in hand with the scrub which I have really taken to as its gentle but so effective at sloughing off the dead skin cells and revealing beautiful, hydrated, calm skin underneath.

Have you tried the Gazelli White Oil products yet? You can find them here: Gazelli

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I really cannot recommend them highly enough if your skin needs a really good boost and a perk up which is exactly what it has done to my skin this winter, it has been a real skin savior!

The White oil range is a really premium range of skincare products, they have a ‘premium price tag’ but they work so hard for the money and I would be overjoyed to find any of these products under my Christmas tree 🙂

Bye for now

Nicola x