Category Archives: skin friendly

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist

Hello beauties,

Been a while since my last blog post but onwards and upwards as they say!

I have been using this Tatcha luminous dewy skin mist for a while now and have been reading a bit about the brand.

Tatcha came to life from a Japanese lady, Victoria Tsai who had enough of life in the fast lane and wanted simplicity and authenticity in her life, she also suffered from chronic dermatitis and from there she began to learn about the importance of good skin ingredients and of course well-being.

An encounter with a modern day Geisha changed her life. She started reading about a different approach to skincare, routines and rituals that for centuries has been kept and handed down from woman to woman.

Tried and tested formulas, simple, pure and effective and cutting out the need for a lot of the preservatives and harsh ingredients in a lot of today’s skincare.

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin mist is a silky spray-on moisturiser for anti-ageing and dry/combination skin it is made with squaline, red algae and an anti-ageing ingredient called HADASEI-3 Complex, which is known as a powerful trilogy of Japanese ingredients – it also protects the skin and keeps it dewy and glowing. It is formulated with over 20% botanical oils and Hyaluronic Acid.

It delivers a lovely light but hydrating mist to the skin and can be used on top or under makeup throughout the day. This is such a fantastic product to stop your skin from drying out and keep you looking fresh and dewy.

It smells heavenly and I can really feel the benefit of the mist on my face. It is softer and more hydrated, which coming into the winter season is something I find incredibly important.

It is free from parabens, mineral oils, synthetic fragrances & sulphates, anything that can really irritate sensitive skin.

I am a face mist addict – I find the right ones an excellent way to get extra hydration into my skin and to give a boost during the day too. Tatcha has lots of vitamins and hydrants in which makes it a skin lovers gem of a mist.

This mist is absolutely beautiful and after learning a bit about the brand it is something in time I would love to try a lot more of. It is not available in the UK yet but fingers crossed it will be at some point soon! Right now you can get it here in Sephora.

Have you tried any Tatcha skincare?

I love that Tatcha’s ingredients have stood the test of time and are well proven to be effective and that it has that wonderful balance that Victoria Tsai has applied to her skincare and her life.

That’s my thoughts for today, bye for now

Nicola

New Bio-Extracts Super Serum launch Sunday the 22nd on QVC!

Hello Beauties,

There is a fabulous Bio-Extracts Trio launching on Sunday morning the 22 of January at 10am on QVC. If you have not heard of this new brand it brings pure vegan plant power packed with nutrients to you in a wide range of serums so you can be in complete control of what you put onto your skin and give it what it really needs.

I use these serums and I love them. They are vegan and free from any parabens, petrochemicals or any other nasties that can go into skincare to preserve it.

The serums are best used with the Bio-Extracts face cream, but they can be slotted into any skincare routine and that is what makes this set fantastic.

The Firming Boost I use on my number 11’s and from the cheekbones down over my neck, as that is where I need firming most .. below cheeks, under chin, neck and around my mouth. I can feel this working and have done from my very first use.

Anti-Oxidant: This works on stressed skin, should it be the stresses of weather, life (oh boy I need this at the moment) or environmental toxins.

As you get older, your skin’s ability to fight these toxins becomes weaker and ages the skin. This serum feeds the skin cells that protect your skin against the damaging effects of oxidative stress and helps prevent premature ageing on the skin (most important). It fights pigmentation, balances skin tone, dehydration & takes down enlarged, clogged pores!

Finally there is Glow Boost .. to beat the winter dullness of our skins! This intensive illuminating serum I use as an overnight treatment, under my regular serums and creams. It works to bring oxygen to the skin, it really brightens your skin and it really works to revitalise and refresh skin, putting your glow back.

You can also add 1 pump of your favourite serum to your foundation to give it a super healthy dewy finish. Or of your skin tends to dry out during the day you can refresh it by gently patting your serum over your foundation during the day too.

Anyone who wants to know what I have been using recently, I have found these serums to be fantastic and great value! They give pure nutrition to the skin and I love them. Yes I have some other items slotted in, but these go on first every time! The set comes with some skincare samples and a lovely soft vegan-leather bag.

The set will be just  £35 for 3 targeted serums that will illuminate your skin.You can find the details here Super Serums Trio 

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Bye for now

Nicola x

 

The Libbie Club Black Friday Meltdown Offers

Hey everyone,

Hope you are all well wrapped up and toasty! It went down to minus 9 here last night brrrrr!

The Libbie Club has on some incredible Black Friday offers and I will share some in pictures with you on here.

They have a month’s worth of the amazing Dr Dennis Gross exfoliating pads for £25, this is the most amazing deal. These pads really rock so to get them for less than half their usual price is amazing!

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This is top ten selection but there is lots more on the website and the prices are astounding.

So take a look and I hope you find an offer you like as there are so many price drops! Take a look for yourself here The Libbie Club

Bye for now

Nicola x

The English Soap Company Festive Soy Candle and Soap Duo

 

Hello folks,

The English Soap Company is a new brand to me. I was sent the ‘Winter Village’ Duo, which consists of a substantial 260g triple-milled shea butter vegetable soap and a 175g soy wax candle. The candle has a 35 hour burn time, which I think is excellent value for £15 and is a good weighty, solid present to gift to someone.

The fragrance ‘Winter Village’ has a beautiful mulled wine & cinnamon fragrance, which is beautifully balanced both in the soap and the candle. It is not too heavy to be overpowering and it is a unisex fragrance that men will like and use too.

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It is the perfect winter warming fragrance and it just smells so right for this time of year. I love a big bar of soap for beside my bath and the candle in my bedroom for after my bath to snuggle up with when the rain is battering hard on the windows, or it is blowing a gale and freezing outside. This fragrance is gently warming and I love the candle flickering away beside me.

The soap and the candle come in their own little packages, so you can just pop them into a party bag to gift. The English Soap Company have taken the work out of everything for you and if like me you hate wrapping, you’ll find this damn handy lol!

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I love a good spicy Christmas candle for this time of year, they are my favourite, as I really go for rich spicy scents. This month you can get this candle and soap set from the Libbie Club for just £15 here: Libbie Offers

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Whether it is a treat for yourself or a gift, which fragrances will you be burning this winter?

Bye, for now, folks,

Nicola x

 

Just What is the Libbie Club and How Does It All Work?

Hey everyone,

Today I would like to explain what the Libbie Club is and how it works. I have been with it from the very start and I find them really easy to be a part of.

The Libbie Club is a part of Latest In Beauty and You Beauty Box who have brought us some of the best Beauty Boxes there are. LIB is a no subscription box ..they bring us hot trendy boxes if and when they have them and You Beauty offers us a subscription alternative which I love as I can always see the value in these boxes and they bring me fresh, exciting and new skincare.

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So the Libbie Club is their Boutique where they sell high end full sized products and as a Libbie I take the offers and share them around friends, family and fellow skincare and beauty junkies …and that is it really!

You get to really learn about the products and what makes that individual item special, sometimes an insight from the brand as to what makes it tick and I love that sort of thing. I love learning about my skincare and what is in it.

If you convert a sale (you can make a purchase yourself if not) then you get the next month’s box free to review and share and that is basically how it all works. Of course you need to be putting some effort into this and sharing the word but I find everyone in the LC very warm and happy to help with any problems.

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Sophie our Chief Libbie is very approachable, warm and helpful and she is all hands on deck everywhere! She must get it crazy some days lol!

A word on the products. Anything I have had from the Libbie Club has always been really good quality. There is a lean towards natural, organic, cruelty free products and that suits me just fine. I think people are learning a lot more online that these products are the best way to go.

So that is it… simple, easy to do and if you do it right it will reward you back. There is no hard sell here but knowing your products and being able to answer questions gives others who are buying confidence in the products which I think helps a lot.

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There is a small deposit to pay on your first box but the box is always worth a lot more than that, of course months and value vary but once you have paid this and converted a sale then your next box is free and so forth…

I have truly loved trying all the products that have been sent to me by the Libbie Club and I have found some remarkable products that are now staples in my make up & skincare stash.

If you want to take a look at the Libbie Club or some of it’s offers you can find it all here

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Bye for now folks

Nicola x

 

Neom Scent To Sleep Is Pure Bliss!

 

Hello beauties,

It has been a few years since I used the Neom Tranquillity range and looking back now they have really upped their game. Not only in their amazing fragrances, but in the packaging, everything about it feels luxurious and special.

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When they launched their new hand balms I knew I had to get the Nourish, Breathe & Sleep balm because I am aware that when we get into bed, most of us have our hands close to our faces so the freshly warmed oils are directly inhaled.I was rubbing my bath oil on my wrists and using pillow sprays that my skin just didn’t like.

I have severe sleep issues and have tried anything and everything. I have ME & Fibromyalgia plus a bad back injury that makes getting into bed a real ordeal and some quality sleep a near impossible feat to achieve.

So what looks like a nice plumped up fluffy bed to most, feels like a bed of rocks and nails to me. So over the years there is not much I haven’t tried, including some pretty strong funky herbal teas, but I always persevere in hope ..but when my brain decides it isn’t going to sleep then nothing will make it happen!

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But at the moment I am sleeping  much  better than ever with Nourish, Breathe & Sleep balm on my hands and some Tranquillity Intensive Deep Sleep treatment on my wrists and pulse points. Both these products have a blend of 19 of the purest essential oils including English Lavender, Sweet Basil, Jasmine and there is definitely a beautiful wild mint in there too making it beautiful and mellow.

The fragrance really does relax me and send me off into a heavenly deep sleep and as a bad sleeper that is saying something!

I am having such a love affair with this fragrance right now, not just because the scent is heavenly, but because the blend of oils really does help me to get off to sleep. I should add here that the hand balm is a night-time intensive hand treatment too.

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Neom are promoting a good nights sleep through all of September.#sleepwithneom and it really is worth having a read and taking a look at their special offer. They are giving away with ANY purchase, a Tranquillity Intensive Deep Sleep fragrance roll on (lasts ages) and a Body Slim Clean & Lean Serenity shake with vitamins and herbs to help you sleep, lower anxiety levels and burn fat!! (yessss it deserves it’s very own blog post for sure) and it is chocolate flavoured .. hello!

The price of a good nights sleep is indeed priceless and I have had so many nights where I would have sold my soul for some sleep. Neom does cost that little bit more, but in my book right now it has been worth every penny and quite affordable .. My Tranquillity Intensive Deep Sleep Treatment  is £8 and my Nourish, breathe & Sleep Balm £15 and both will last me about 6 weeks …to me that is a high valued bargain and I will be back for lots more as I truly love it!

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So this Sleeptember  grab yourself some beautiful slumber  with Neom worth £10 with any purchase with code SLEEPGIFT 

Bye for now folks

Nicola x

Cleansing Cloths …and a bargain!!

Hello everyone,

The price point for what it actually is (a nice white cotton cloth sometimes with muslin on the other side) seems excessive to me.

The ones I tend to go for are £15 for 3 and begrudgingly I pay this or I used to.

Wash cloths can really tend to harbour a lot of bacteria, particularly if you are not changing them every day and really we should be using a clean cloth every day of the week.

Recently I have turned to bamboo cloths, they are softer and more gentle than microfiber or particularly muslin. They are antibacterial and antimicrobial which means if you have acne or sensitive skin they are also going to help you keep your skin clean and are not just spreading the same bacteria around your face.

Bamboo is also a sustainable plant so it is eco friendly, requires no chemicals or pesticides and it can replenish itself within a year.

My first bamboo cloth is a body wash cloth from Bodhi & Birch and it is a Cotton Bamboo flannel which for the body is a bit coarser but it has a smoother side for more sensitive areas and as I cleanse with this I can feel it grip the skin as it goes really taking off any old skin and grime.

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It helps invigorate the skin and really getting the circulation going and improve the oxygen levels in the skin and therefore giving skin that healthy glow.

Last week I was looking on a website where I had won a competition called facetheory where I discovered the best priced organic bamboo cloths pack of 3 for £5.99 you can even select for your skintype!

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There are also large organic muslin cloths for sale on there which they have reduced right down to £2.99!! ..Well colour me happy I am in cleansing cloth heaven lol … (but the heart lies with the bamboo)

Oh and FREE POSTAGE .. always a game changer haha!

The bamboo cloths arrived today and I have to say I am delighted .. so much so I am going to order some more and have a good clear out of my old ones.

For me good skincare starts with the very first steps and that is getting your cleansing right including the right cloths too and I love my new cloth so much ..

Well that is it for now folks ..my work here is done

Nicola x

Well that is it for now folks ..my work here is done 🙂

Nicola x