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NuBo Exfoliating Foaming Cleanser a Hidden Gem You Need to Know About!

Hello fellow beauty lovers,

Nubo is a brand I have been meaning to blog about a lot more than I have. It is a brand with a highly scientific, cosmeceutical grade formulas and products. It is a world class brand in a league of its own.
Marina Nubo who owns the brand is a true front runner in the world of beauty & skincare. She is constantly learning and transforming and evolving the powerful plant actives that she uses in her products.
She really is in a class all of her own!

I have been using the NuBo Exfoliating Cleanser for a while now. I am on my second bottle, the bottle has its own special head that makes the product foam as you express it.
4 pumps is more than enough to do your face neck and decolletage, I often leave it on for 10/15 minutes before my shower as a skin buffing treatment mask. all the glory with none of the scrubbing!

First thing I noticed at the start was the smell of the raw sugar cane which is a natural exfoliating AHA of 10%, it dissolves the glue that keeps old and dead skin-cells on our face that cause a build up around pores and the old skin that settles into fine lines and wrinkles.
This is why acids are such a big buzz word for the skin. I have found some to be full of skin stripping ingredients so I am very wary and careful of what I use.

The natural Glycolic acid in this cleanser does not strip the skin, it helps speed up the renewal of damaged skin-cells, reduces fine lines & wrinkles, improves skin texture, brightens & tones. I have really noticed this after about a week my skin was clearer and so much smoother. It takes years off!

It also contains natural seaweed extract so it is full of vitamins and minerals for the skin, as it takes the old skin away it replenishes the new. Your skin will never ever feel tight or dry after using this, It is a wonderful product.

What makes this extra special also is Marina has added rose hip oil to condition and nourish the skin, it brightens and treats super sensitivity & pigmentation at the same time. You never get any dryness with this exfoliator, it doesn’t upset the skin in any way at all. There is no redness but you do need to take it off with a warm muslin cloth, if you have very sensitive skin then use a muslin cloth you have washed a few times to soften it.

If you love your hair and scalp to be super healthy and shiny then you can use this on your scalp for 10 minutes and your scalp feels so incredibly fresh & clean after as it takes all the dead skin cells of your scalp too and it reboots the natural shine in your hair, it really is a fantastic tip you should try.

This is a simple affordable product if you are serious about your skincare or are on the sensitive skin side then I highly recommend this product. It is as good as any you can get and a lot cheaper than some at £35.
My skin feels amazing and incredibly smooth using this cleanser once a day it is one of those products you use a few times and think to yourself ‘I am never letting this go!’


All of Marina’s products are paraben free, sls free, petrochemical free and cruelty free.
It is very clever skincare from a very clever lady with a big conscience!

Have you tried any NuBo skincare yet? You can check out this fantastic exfoliating cleanser here:
NuBo Harrods

That’s me for now…

Nicola x

DECIEM’s 5 Piece Heroes Collection, First Ever TSV on QVC!

Hello fellow beauty addicts,

Well it has finally happened!! Deciem are doing their first ever TSV on QVC on the 23rd of January (pre-sale at 10am) .. Yikes! So they are calling this a beauty box and it show cases some of their best products across the vast umbrella of products that they now do.

So whats in the box you say!

Well the first product is the AHA30% & BHA2% Peeling solution 30ml. Oh this is the most fabulous beetroot red shade, definitely very unique and it is a really good product for exfoliating the skin and it is also really good for clearing out and dissolving the dirt in pores too. I have found this mask leaves my skin incredibly smooth, brightened and conditioned. It is different to anything else I have used due to the colour but that is a part of the fun of the mask, skincare should be fun at times.. Grab a glass of vino and go for it .. your skin will thank you in the morning!(even if your head is sore).

Next up is NIOD MMHC2 – Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex 2, 30ml, this is the updated version of MMHC and it has 15 different Hyaluronic compounds, precursors all in a highly charged peptide delivery system.
This product hydrates the skin on a multi dimensional level – in other words it doesn’t just hydrate the top layer of skin it goes down & hydrates the skin on many different levels and layers plumping it up and keeping it hydrated all day. I have been using this since it came out.
I was caught in the stampede and I didn’t care I wanted some!
I am waiting on the CIAS 2 as well…
Particularly good if you are stuck on the North West Coast of Ireland and it is baltic and the heating is on full blast, a product as good as this is a must!

The Chemistry Brand Hand Chemistry – Hand Cream this is skincare usually reserved for your face in a hand cream. It is completely anti-ageing and the results are fantastic! If your hands are dry and you can see them starting to age.. get this on and put some gloves on top at night and you will have hands that look 10 years younger by the morning, brighter, more youthful and silky soft .. Oh yes please!

Hylamide HA BLUR – Oh wow! I have just tried this product and I am amazed at how my face looks and feels, it looks younger, smoother and velvety smooth. I tried some on my hand too to really see if I could see what it does and I can! Results are immediate and my hand looks smoother and younger. No wonder this has won awards it is a really remarkable product .. why did I not pick up on this before? I have a new love for sure .I do know of others in my beauty group who have tried this and swear by it but I had never gotten round to trying it as well .. so many products Deciem now sells!
Ha Blur is a prismatic blurring surface finisher, you can use it under your makeup as a primer, mix it in with your foundation to give flawless finishes. and you can also take a little and tap it on gently to areas of concern that you want to Blur like your number 11’s, corners of mouth and really you just dab a very small amount where you need it. You can also just wear it on bare skin to give you a ‘softer focus’ complexion.
It also has Hyaluronic Acid in to keep skin glowing, the results are truly amazing.

Last up but by no means least is Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Acid from the Fountain range , 240ml – I LOVE these vitamin drink suppliments and I have 3 on the go right now including this one (God bless Black Friday lol) Again this is an award winning product it tastes lightly of ginger and it is packed full of Hyaluronic acid. 2 teaspoons a day in juice or water ect .. i just take mine off the spoon and have a glass of water after. I really do feel my skin is in better condition all over for taking this.
What I love about this is it not only benefits your skin but your whole well being, joints, bones, skin the lot so I love that is is multi purpose and vegan.

All of Deciem’s products are cruelty free & lots of them are vegan,some are organic, they are carving their own path in the beauty world and are not afraid if they don’t like something not to do it.
Their aim is to bring the consumer the best and most innovative products that they can, I like clean beauty but I also like some good science behind a product too and Deciem offers me this by the bag full.

This is a fabulous TSV the value combined of products is £110 and on the 27th of January it will be just £39.96 which is exceptional value!
I will put the link here when it goes live and that’s it for now ..Deciem 5 Piece Hero’s Collection!

Will you be treating yourself to this cracking TSV?

Bye for now

Nicola x

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


Bio-Extracts Vegan Cosmeceutical Ground Breaking Skincare!

Hello everyone,

It is very rare that something completely new and outstanding comes your way but in my beauty group on Facebook that is exactly what happened when a lady by the name of Marina Nubo arrived.

Marina has her own labs and her knowledge is skincare and skin is more than outstanding. This is her pride and her joy! She is passionate about what she does and her skincare is her family, so she cares very deeply about her plant ingredients and has put Bio-extracts together from her wealth of knowledge to bring you a Cosmeceutical Vegan Brand that punches way above its weight.

So onto her face creams there is 3 types light, normal and rich and the cream which have the very latest biotechnology and ingredients.  I have been using the Normal face cream but as we slide into winter I will be going onto the rich . This cream and what it does tho is anything other than normal. It has a multi Lamellar (the first of its kind) which is very similar to the skins natural Lamellar structure so it mimics and restores the skins natural barrier function and takes your serums and moisture exactly where it needs to go.


It comes in an air tight pump dispenser jar, every dose is measured and the ingredients are super fresh and at their most potent. It is British made, cruelty free, paraben free, vegan approved and gmo free ..yet it is so full of high tech plant actives that are proven to work and give great skin results. Something a lot of women on my beauty group have remarked on.

This is also what sets Bio-Extracts apart from a lot of other vegan brands..it is the knowledge of putting together powerful plant actives into a new Llamar system that delivers fresh, potent and powerful plant actives that are so perfectly designed to not only work in tandem together but outstanding results to the women who use it.

The multi layered system in this cream is designed to take the serums which work in tandem with the cream and the vital nutrients your skin needs exactly where it needs to go boosting hydration, skin health, glow , locking that in and protecting your face from daily environmental factors .. even walking along the road now we are inhaling car fumes and it is sitting on our face causing so much irritation . This is pure skin food that protects.

Marina has put so much time and thought into every process. She has a scientific and technical mind. The more you use the products you come to realise this and how truly intelligent and well thought out this brand is!

Face creams are delivered in air tight measured doses and so are the serums. So every-time you use your products you are getting them as fresh as possible so they are at their most potent for you. Even the natural fragrance is designed to be beneficial when we inhale it.

I have to say I find this all pretty amazing considering the brand is Vegan, Clean, Paraben free, high tech and cruelty free!

Some of the serums tackle fine lines and wrinkles, they work on these not only on a daily usage but the more you use them the better the long term benefits are. The serums used alongside this face cream put you as a woman or man fully in control of what your skin needs on a daily basis.


So for example if you need more hydration there is a Hydra Boost, a Glow Boost for tired dull skin, Anti-Redness, Exfoliating ect … It has the first EVER  Vegan  Hyaluronic Acid ever in a product!! .Want more anti-ageing and wrinkle control during the day and hydration and glow to work on your skin while you sleep .. well no problem. This has been laid out for you to cherry pick what your skin needs on a day to day basis, how clever ..

I think the whole range is  fantastic value the serums come in at just under £20 and the face creams on the website are £27, there are a few value sets on offer and you can put your skin concerns in on the website and they will tailor a set just for you!

I will be doing a post about the serums soon as there is quite a few of them and too much to fit into a single post. Something here for every skin concern and everyone and if you give it a go your skin will definitely be rewarded.

Honestly everything has been thought of here and it is impossible to find fault, my skin loves it and I know a few other ladies who are saying the same thing!  Make up goes on like a dream and doesn’t budge all day. There is no 2 o’clock shiny nose, nothing.

I really hope you take a look at this brand because it is made by a woman who truly loves what she does and working with skincare and helping peoples skincare concerns and that is how this brand was born. I have learnt so much from her and I am blown away by her brand, her knowledge and the fact she will chat away to me about skincare which I love lol.

You can get £15 off your first purchase with Bio-Extracts with my referral which is a fantastic way to start and there is a variety of multi deals on the website which you can find here:  Bio-Extracts 

Anyway that is it for now folks, I hope you enjoy!

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!


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


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!


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!


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


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