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Ancienne Ambience Colonia Seven VII: Pink Grapefruit, Blood Orange & Musk EDP 100ml.

Hello fellow beauty addicts,

My first post in a long time as I have been very under the weather. Anyhoo onwards and upwards!!

Ancienne Ambience was created by Adriana Carlucci with just 6 candles and a small jewellery collection, how amazing is that?Antonia’s family have dealt in ancient art/antiquities for generations and she created her products to compliment the offerings of the gallery. She created luxury goods with an ancient theme and oh boy has she done it very well.

COLOGONE EDP – Uplifting, zesty, cooling: They feature a whoosh of notes like lemon, bergamot, orange, grapefruit, mandarin. (These notes are also slightly randomly referred to as being ‘hesperidic’ – after the Hesperides, the nymphs from Greek mythology!) Fresh fragrances smell clean, and usually come in the eau de toilette and Cologne versions.

This stunning fragrance from Ancienne Ambience has been keeping me fresh & uplifted all summer. I use it on a daily basis because it is that morning burst of the grapefruit effervescence that helps wake you up and get your mind and body going.

Then the lovely warming blood orange comes through as it starts to soften with the hint of must that keeps this fragrance making you feel fresh all day. Some citrus fragrances fade very fast. I found this to have legs and staying power.

When settled this smells of a beautiful sweet lemon, warm blood orange and a hint of musk, absolutely beautiful and something you keep smelling. I had myself spritzed from head to toe in this fragrance and it made me feel fabulously fresh all day.

It would also be a wonderful fragrance to take on holiday as it is beautiful day or night and really does give you that air of confidence that you are beautifully scented from head to toe!

I am a bit biased when it comes to Ancienne Ambience as I have been in love with it for years. Their soaps are so good too. I love the Almond milk & Rose. The Rose Pure Floral Water which I keep in the fridge, is a natural hydrolat, skin loves it .. Wonderful for a pure tropical moment or just out of the shower on a hot day all over!

The Damask Rose Hand & Bodywash is divine too, it leaves your hands beautifully & lightly scented. Paraben, sls & cruelty free the products are non drying and gentle on skin. It is absolutely beautiful. I would like to try the other hand and body washes but I cannot get past this one, I am on my third!

They are such a beautiful brand, everything smells amazing including your parcel from them, they just make you feel really special and you know you are getting that quality, you can feel and sense it …..

If you are interested in taking a look at the new fragrances by Ancienne Ambience you can find them here along with their other products. .. NICOLA10 gets you 10% off and there is free worldwide shipping –Ancienne Ambiance

Bye for now folks

Nicola x

Ancienne Ambience Goddess Pure Rose Floral Waters

Hi Folks,

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No Sign of summer yet here in Northern Ireland tho it might feel slightly warmer today but still extremely wet lol …  I would like to tell you about my love and passion for my Ancienne Ambience Goddess Rose Pure Floral Water!

It is a real staple in my skin care routine that I cannot and will not be without! It is paraben and preservative free, it is a natural hydrolat .. meaning that is really helps to hydrate your skin. Something I need a lot because as I get older my skin has gotten so much drier and in constant need of moisture.

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I know this has been said so many times before but the power of rose and good quality rose products on the skin is simply amazing.  It can really help with redness and problem skin like rosacea. Really soothing the red sore skin taking down the redness, soothing and hydrating.

Use it cooled out of the fridge on hot eyes to take down any irritation or puffiness or on sunburnt skin to cool and hydrate hot skin and take down inflammation.

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Rosewater or rosehip oil will take down the redness of a spot over night too! Spray some on cleansed skin and see 🙂

Pure Rose Goddess Water is  also a natural mood boosters and are lovely to just spritz around you when you are hot, bothered and tired.

I use my Pure Rose Floral Water as my toner, i keep it fresh and cool in the fridge and use morning and night. I put a good spritz onto my face and because it is pure,  I don’t have to wipe it off! I can just let it sink into my skin as I get dressed or undressed ..

For healthy happy skin it is essential you get your first 2 steps right and that is cleansing and toning so your skin is prepared to accept your serums/oils/moisturizer or else they do not get to work properly or sink in as needed.

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I searched a long time to find a floral water at a decent price and this is the one for me, most toners are 200ml and are kept stable by alcohol which can not only be very drying on the skin they can really irritate it too.

Ancienne Ambience pure floral waters are £20 for 300ml and the best value and quality I have found. Even the nozzle on the bottles are great and deliver a lovely even spritz onto my face every time.

If you have not yet tried the power of rose I urge you to give it a go and your skin will love you for it x

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Ancienne Ambience do a really good range of Pure Floral waters and you can find them here.. be sure to click on each one and read what they can do to find the right one for you Pure Goddess Waters (who doesn’t want to embrace their inner Goddess after all!)

Ancienne Ambiance does an amazing range of the most incredible smelling beauty products from their soaps (another love, pure and non drying) to bath and body items and candles, my wish list is endless lol ..

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Have you tried these amazing floral waters yet?

Bye for now peeps

Nicola xx

Ancienne Ambiance Lavomile Goddess Water

Hi everyone,

I think by now anyone who knows me knows how much I love Ancienne Ambiance beauty products! From their soaps, to their stunning goddess shower range, luxury bath salts and now … their Goddess Pure Floral Waters.

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These are now my much preferred method of toner as they are so soothing on any skin type and so gentle they can even be used to soothe baby’s nappy rash.

The nozzle disperses a lovely fine mist. I use it on my body after a shower too to really refresh before bed, Lavender is known to calm the mind, aid sleep and Camomile to soothe, great in summer when your too hot in bed 🙂 (dats me)

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My Lavomile Goddess Water I use in the evening after I have cleansed to tone, soothe my skin to calm any irritation I might have. Lavender is also mildly antibacterial too, it helps keep the skin healthy and it’s a hydration boost to any skin type.

Lavender also helps skin cells repair and encourage new healthy skin cells to grow 🙂

The Lavomile Floral Water is particularly good for spot prone skin, it will soothe and take down bacteria in the spots, help the skin regenerate and help stop the spots spreading. Lavender is also mildly antibacterial so if I have a spot I use this on it too, it helps keep the skin healthy and it’s a hydration boost to any skin type.

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I love the Ethos and feeling of this company, how bathing rituals pass down for centuries, tried, tested and proven to work. How cleansing should be special, as you cleanse your skin you also cleanse your mind too …. hand in hand …

This idea really works for me and I love it <3!!

Stressed out ? Try spraying some Lavomile water around you to help calm you down. If your pet is stressed some of this fine mist in the air will also help calm them down too …

It is a 300 ml bottle of pure floral water, there is no preservatives in the water,  (double bonus) .I have used many toners and they all have preservatives in to prolong shelf life. If I can avoid parabens or sulphates in products I do, They can often dry skin out as much as they hydrate. These are pure plant essence with no colourings or synthetic essences …beautiful!

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Most toners come in 200 ml so at 300 ml I have found my Floral Goddess Waters last me a very long time, at least 6 months in a bottle so it works out a bit less than a lot of other high end skin toners.

I keep mine in the fridge and keep a small spray in my handbag in case I need some when I am out for when I am hot and tired and its busy. Fabulous from head to hot, sore feet for an instant boost.

Pure  floral waters have been revered and highly prized for thousands of years by the Romans, Greeks and Egyptians and it is easy to see why as they are beneficial to our skin in so many ways ….

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Ancienne Ambiance do a big range of Goddess Waters and it is worth a look and a read at their benefits .. just mist on and let them  soak in for soothed, happy, healthy skin 🙂

You can read more about the Floral Goddess Waters and other products here Ancienne Ambience

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Your order will smell like no other ❤ I am in love ❤

Bye for now folks

Nicola x

Colder Weather and Heating drying your skin out?

Hello Beauties,

It’s that time of year when i see people everywhere complain of their skin ‘acting up’ or feeling tight .. it really is a bit of a shock to your skin when the head goes on and it gets battered by our cold winter weather too, but luckily there’s some fantastic products out there to help!

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Young skins might need to either step up to a richer moisturizer or night cream to get that extra hydration in or add in a light face oil at night with some rose oil to help take down any redness they might be getting, or a light serum,  just put it where you feel your skin needs the moisture.. if skin has spots some lavender oil at night will kill bacteria, stop spots spreading and then some rose oil during the day will take down redness and soothe and hydrate your face…

For older drier skins like myself i have to really step it up, i hate my skin feeling really tight, dry or getting red dry patches and blotches!

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I have to exfoliate more as my skin goes very dry and scaly if i do not to take off the old dry skin,it feels horrible! I usually use a light exfoliator every morning like Elemis Gentle Rose Exfoliator, i also use a good quality face mask a few times a week too for radiance and to stop any buildup of dry skin that causes wrinkles .. either Murad Intensive-C radiance Peel or Elemis Papaya Enzyme peel.

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I follow that up with some lovely organic rosewater as my toner (Elizabeth Beckett) then a serum, an eye gel/cream/balm and a pretty rich moisturizer so i know my skin is getting the power packed vitamins it needs. I am currently using L’Occitane Divine youth oil a truly luxurious face oil that sinks into the skin really fast and provides a lot of plant-based hydration and the Divine cream another plant-based product, they are considered purchases but they will well and truly leave your skin hydrated and glowing!

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For the evening  make sure i get hydration into my skin from the very first step cleansing, i use a good quality cleansing balm every night to clean out the pores and to massage my face to bring blood to the surface of the skin to oxygenate and improve skin tone, Emma Hardie Moringa Balm is my cleanser of choice, that or Merumaya cleansing balm (best value ever) which is sure to remove every last trace of make up and leave your face hydrated, mattified and glowing!

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Followed again by my organic rosewater to soothe, restore the skins natural ph, tone and take down any redness. I will make sure i put on some serum either Murad Radiance Serum, Merumaya Iconic Youth Serum which i feel is like an environmental shield, its fab, or a new Prai serum i have just opened for night-time followed by a really good quality face oil, there’s so many i use depending on what i feel my skin needs, Balance Me wonder oil, AD Synergy, Espa Replenishing Face oil or Ancienne Ambience Lavender Oil (all hard-working oils with skin boosting properties) and then my night cream (currently the incredible Cult51) and i allow this to do its work overnight so when i gently exfoliate in the morning the new healthy, plumped up skin is there 🙂

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This might seem like a lot of work but as you get older your skin really does need so much more hydration,it is a real battle! Don’t be scared to give it what it needs to glow and do not be scared of a good face oil it does wonders for your complexion!

That’s it for now! Is your skin acting up? If so i hope this post could hopefully help you ……

Of course Mr Dexter of the long whiskers thinks none of this needed at all, thankfully he loves me just as I am ❤

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Take care

Nicola x