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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

Bio-Extracts Bio Active Vegan Skincare

 

Hello everyone,

I am very fortunate to have been sent some brand new on the market skincare by Bio-Extracts. Made with all natural ingredients, it combines the latest advanced technology with highly active purified ingredients, to bring you the cleanest, freshest ingredients in your skincare.

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Marina, who owns the brand, is from the Russia , and getting skincare and make up as she was growing up was impossible. So she learnt from a young age how to make her own lipsticks, make up and most importantly skincare; and that has lead her to producing high end cosmeceuticals.

But that is not all ..the face creams have the latest Lamellar technology within them and what that means for us, is that the creams mimic our skins own natural Lamellar structure. It was first designed to treat ultra sensitive skin-types, so it fits on the skin like a glove, it is ultra gentle, keeping moisture in, protecting the skin and keeping pollutants out.

The face cream is so lightweight and very quickly fully absorbs into my skin, which I love, as I hate anything sitting on my skin and looking oily. It smells beautiful and fresh and you can smell the pure plant extracts within it.

So once you have chosen your new high spec face cream, in light, normal or rich, Bio-Extracts then give you the power to be your very own skincare consultant. You choose from a very wide range of their vegan skin booster serums, exactly what your own individual skin needs.

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The packaging is all designed to work in synergy and both the face cream and the serums give you precise airtight fresh doses every time you use them to keep everything at its most potent.

These serums are so good that they really need their own blog post and that will follow, but to give you an idea of what they are like, I will firstly say they can be slotted into any skincare routine. If you just fancied trying one to start you off, you can do that, but I guarantee you will be back for more!

I chose anti-ageing serums in Firming (this I could feel working straight away), Lifting and Anti-wrinkle, but the range is constantly growing and there is a Glow Boost, Hydro Boost, Pore Minimising, Redness Relief Boost to name but a few. To be able to tailor your skincare in this way is so new and to have so much choice, to be able personalise it to your needs in this way, is revolutionary, genius and trailblazing, setting a new standard in how we can select our own skincare!

Then to be fresh, pure, paraben free and vegan – it has set a whole new standard in skincare for sure…

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You can check out Bio-Extracts own website where they have a personal shopper function that helps you select the right products for your skin Bio-Extracts or you can also find it on QVC UK

Evolve Beauty Hyaluronic Serum 200

 

Hello everyone

Evolve are a niche organic/natural skincare brand. They make everything themselves in small batches so it is fresher and at its most potent.

The Hyaluronic 200 serum is so called because it contains 200mg of Hyaluronic Acid per 30ml bottle. This is mega hydration for the skin as it holds up to 1000 times its own weight in water making it super effective hydration for all skin-types.

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It also contains Pomegranate extract which is known to promote cell turnover, strengthen the skin & protect the it from free radicals; Damask Rose Water, a natural hydrolat; and Aloe Vera.

This is a lovely silky texture going onto my skin. I have had a rash on my face & neck recently and once it started to settle, my skin really needed moisture and plenty of it, so this has been a godsend by my side.

It sinks in quickly, no residue, no wait time to carry on with your skincare and it helped keep my skin hydrated all day while going through a very bad time skin-wise

It has helped with hydration and helped me get my glow back. I applied it a few times a day along with my regular skincare routine and it has helped give me the moisture boost that I needed.

It is no big secret in the beauty world that Hyaluronic Acid is a wonder product for anti-ageing, for really plumping out the skin and filling out fine lines and wrinkles, and this serum really packs a strong moisture punch!

Evolve are a brand that sources only organic products where they can and if not organic then as naturally grown and sourced as possible.

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There is change afoot in the beauty kingdom. People are learning and they are starting to read what is actually in their products and reducing the toxins they eat, put on their skin and their carbon footprint.

Evolve products give you artisan, green, organic, vegan, natural products that fit into a good healthy lifestyle and a better you inside and out and any product of theirs I have tried has been fantastic!

If you are interested in the Hyaluronic Serum you can get 20% off here at the Libbie Club while stocks last!

That it is for now folks, have a great weekend!

Nicola x

Competition Time !!

Hey everyone,

I am running a competition to win 10 of my homemade melts (all made with high grade oils) & some beauty products.

All I ask is that you  sign up for offers on my  Libbie Club page,follow my blog,twitter &   my Facebook  page 🙂

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Winner will be drawn on the 1st of October.

Here are the links to sign up for/follow

Please sign up for offers from my Libbie Club page HERE

Follow me on Twitter HERE

Like my Facebook page HERE

Follow my blog HERE

If you are in the UK and enjoy beauty chat then you can come join the chat HERE (optional) .

Please leave me a comment on my blog & facebook page to let me know you have signed up/followed and the winner will be announced on my Facebook & Twitter on the 1st of October.

Good luck everyone and bye for now

Nicola x

Bodhi and Birch Siam Ginger Bath and Shower Therapy

Hello everyone,

Bodhi and Birch is a fantastic company with a wonderful ethos and approach to their Eco Luxe products and they just for me get better and better!

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Elijah Choo draws his inspiration from the healing power of nature, traditional botanical remedies bringing together Eastern and Western skincare and wellbeing philosophies. Each ingredient is ethically sourced from sustainable origins.

My Siam ginger is a wonderfully invigorating, joint warming, aromatic shower gel, it’s not sugar coated ginger its pure kickass ginger which the chef in me really loves  and need to help warm and the senses and ease a sore, tired body!

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Made with the Galangal root (gingery), sharp Cardamon Pod and Kaffir Lime Leaf, Turmeric and Lactic Acid   this shower gel is all i hoped it would be, really invigorating, warming, uplifting and my skin never fails to feel fantastic after really clean and fresh, it is free from phthalates, parabens, sulfates, synthetic colours or fragrances so its very non drying on your skin too, it is just 100% pure luxe and indulgence for the body and mind, beautiful product.

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The fresh scent and spice not only lingers in my bathroom after (the sign of a good pure scent) but lightly on my skin, i just love that warming gingery kick so much!

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I also bought a Bamboo Cotton Flannel, as you can see from the picture it is a decent sized flannel, it really massages your skin in the shower, exfoliating  and cleansing as it goes, i have found it also soaps up really well with the Siam Ginger shower gel, really helps get circulation going bringing blood and oxygen to the surface for the skin, improving texture and clarity. It is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-microbial  too. I really love this cloth in the shower to get me really clean and fresh after, i will be repurchasing this cloth for sure its sooo good!

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Last but not least Bodhi and Birch have now branched out into skincare and i was lucky enough to get a couple of samples of their Rosa Rosa Clarifying Cleanser and The Rosa Rosa daily moisturiser and WOW a beautiful sensory experience for the senses as well as the skin, they smell so completely fresh and light.

Infused with vitamin enriched Rosehip oil, Damask Rose, Orange Blossom and Camomile, the scent is divine and once you inhale your whole body just sigh’s out the day! The cleanser lightly foams when mixed with water and the day cream is so light but thoroughly hydrating giving a beautiful luster to my skin … not to save up for some :-), a completely indulgent, luxurious pair of products ❤

If you have not tried Bodhi and Birch before and want lovely clean, fresh, healthy skin without the parabens and sulfates then i cannot recommend this brand highly enough, it is in many ways considered purchases but boy does it deliver on what they say the product is and what it will do for you … sure aren’t we worth it after all?

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A truly wonderful multi sensory treat for the body and mind ❤ , you can read lots more about all their  wonderful products here which are produced in the UK!  :Bodhi and Birch

Do you own any Bodhi and Birch?

If so do you love it?

Have you tried their new skincare range yet?