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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

MOA Daily Cleansing Ritual with Bamboo Cloth.

Hey there Beauties,

I hope you are all well?

I usually do a spending ban in January, but I haven’t this year and have picked up a few nice bits, not necessarily in the sales. I got 20% off the Guerlain Meteorites Spring Glow Blush and a Mac Amber Eye Palette and I am impatiently awaiting my Postie this morning ..

Meantime, you gotta have something equally good to take all this beautiful make up off with and the MOA Daily Cleansing Ritual is beautiful and just the ticket!

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You warm a pea sized amount of the balm in your fingertips, then massage it onto your skin and watch it slowly dissolve your make up. You can take it up over your eyes and lashes too and it is great for getting every last bit of mascara off.

At this point I get an old cloth and take the worst of the make up off my face and then go in with a little more balm to make sure it is getting into the pores and getting all my make up off completely.

Not let’s talk about the cloth. I love bamboo cloths, they are antibacterial, sustainable, eco friendly and super soft and I just love them. This is my cleansing cloth of choice; I have about 20.

This cloth gives a bit of gentle exfoliation on one side and the other side is as soft and light as a cloud .. it is that ahhhhhh moment, when you press a hot cloth onto your skin and the balm starts to melt and you inhale the lovely gentle oils in this balm. Press the cloth on for a few moments if you can and then slowly work to take any make up residue left on your face.

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Skin feels super clean after this and velvety soft, all the old oils and grime from the day are gone and you feel totally refreshed and relaxed .. it is a wonderful way to end a stressful day, as a balm like this not only cleans the skin, but it helps your whole being to relax.

Suitable for all skin types & free from any nasties, this balm will not irritate your face. It is as good for oily skin as it is for dry or problematic skin, it cleans, purifies the skin and soothes it at the same time.

There is 10% off The MOA Daily Cleansing Balm this month and you can check it out here January’s Libbie Offers .. it comes with the fantastic white cloth too which is a good substantial size to work with.

That’s it for now folks

Nicola x

THE HERO PROJECT UNDO Bi-phase Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover

 

 

Hey everyone,

The Hero Project is a company intent on finding gaps in the beauty market, where they feel they can improve on the products that are out there. They launched their first products here with The Libbie Club last year and since then the brand has gone from strength to strength.

I have really loved the Hyasoft Gel and The Glow Drops a lot. Now they bring us a bi-phase micellar cleansing product for the eyes and lashes. You shake the bottle to activate it and the active formula goes in and breaks up your eye makeup like a dream!

Mascaras and last all day eye products are getting harder and harder to remove in the evening, so this eye makeup remover is designed to stop us rubbing our eyes. It is gentle, so no stinging, but it takes off every drop of mascara and liner.

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It has softening chamomile & cornflower to soothe the whole eye area and to nourish the eyelashes. Hyaluronic Acid adds hydration without being oily or greasy on the eyes afterwards.

All you do is shake the bottle to mix the formula together and express the product onto some clean cotton wool. I like to hold this over my eye to let it really soak in and break down my powerful long lasting mascara and eyeliner. Everything just sweeps away, leaving my lashes and eyes clean, calm with no redness or skin upset.

I have used many eye products where I am trying to massage the product into the lashes and eye area and I can feel it is not going to budge it an inch, it is frustrating and always leaves me with red sore sensitised eyes.

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.With the UNDO, I can feel it going in and breaking down that waterproof long lasting mascara and eyeliner and taking it clean away off my lashes. It takes minimal effort and no rubbing or scrubbing and no panda eyes in the morning as lashes are completely clean!

I think every woman needs an eye makeup remover like this now that we use hard working bulletproof eye makeup. We need something hardworking but very gentle on our delicate eye area and this Bi-Phase eye makeup remover does it very well for me indeed.

You can find it here at the Libbie Club with 10% off:- Libbie Club Offers

Bye for now ladies

Nicola xx

Pixi Nourishing Lip Polish

Hey everyone,

I thought I would tell you about this fantastic little product I got by Pixi. It is a nourishing lip exfoliating product.

I don’t know about you but I find those sugar scrubs and other scrubs much too harsh on my lips and I do not like them at all!

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The head of the applicator has little massage nodules on the actual product .. so you are massaging the lip, taking off any dead skin cells  gently and the liquid within the tube then has a rich blend of Shea Butter, Primrose, Apricot & Sweet Almond Oils to nourish and hydrate  .

It is a simple but very effective little lip treatment and I like it so much I have just secured another!

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I got this from Love Me Beauty and all it cost me was the postage as they have an offer on now that if you sign up with them you can get free points worth £21 and that let me select a few products and all I had to pay was the postage.

If you want to take a look here is my referral link and you will get a free £21 worth of points .. My code  or you can just put code NICOL881 into the  referrals box when it asks you to.

Happy Shopping if you do!

Bye for now

Nicola x

Skin & Tonic Steam Clean Organic Cleansing Balm

Hey everyone,

I hope your all enjoying the mini heat wave we are having!

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If like me (Irish white and pasty lol ) you get too hot and grumpy then Skin & Tonic Organic Steam Clean is a truly wonderful way to either refresh you in the morning or take the day off in the evening after a very hot day.

Skin and Tonic are all about Organic Soil Association products, transparency of the ingredients in their products.

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Simple but extremely powerful and effective and very beautiful!

Open, honest and Sustainable.

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This Steam Clean cleanser just smells so good when you are massaging it onto your face, you only need a pea sized amount and that will warm in your hands and the more you massage it onto your face to cleanse and remove the dirt the more your skin will benefit from these beautiful aromatic oils.

Once you apply the hot cloth (also certified organic) and inhale for a minute or 2 you are in sensory heaven as the menthol of the Eucalyptus and the Spearmint give a wonderful hit to the sinuses and mind.

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The cloth gently ex-foliates and sloughs off all the old skin as it goes to leave your skin renewed and soft.

This part is particularity good if you are suffering badly from hay-fever and the menthol and mint vapours are such a relief on hot sinuses. I have even been dabbing a little around my nostrils during the day to catch pollen and to give me that lovely cooling inhalation of those beautiful oils.

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It can also be used as a refreshing lip balm or applied to any dry skin patches too to soothe them so it is pretty multi purpose and great value.

It totally clears your head and your skin! There is nothing in these products  to not to love.

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Right now this product is on offer with the Libbie Club! You get a free Organic Mini of their Gentle Scrub with Rose-hip Seeds, Pink French Clay, Pro biotic yoghurt and Oatmeal to gently polish, absorb excess oil,  nourish and detoxify your skin.

This fantastic offer which gives you 30% off can be found here  My Libbie Club Offers along with some other really good summer offers. Well worth a look as there is a free Bio Effect Serum with their new Volcanic Exfoliator and a Free Becca lip gloss  £18 with every Becca Beach tint in Pomegranate

I honestly believe this is a fantastic  Skin & Tonic offer for £25.20 and you can get free postage on site with these products as well!

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I would love to hear your thoughts and what you thing of these products yourself, or if you decide to get some for your self, they are too good to pass over (imo)

That is it for now

Take care folks

Nicola x

Odylique Beautifully Organic and Vegan Eco Luxe Products!

Hi everyone,

For those of you who have not yet heard of or tried Odylique, it is a very pure, organic and vegan brand that is available through The  Essential Care Company, developed to reach out to all women with the most sensitive of skins.

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It is Artisan , Eco Luxe handmade products made by a mother and daughter team. Born out of necessity Margaret is trained in Aromatherapy and herbal medicine, she has a passion for natural medicine  and her daughter Abi works alongside her.

With ‘Odyl’ meaning the power, or force of nature! Something these 2 ladies are on their own, with all their knowledge and incredible products!

Shocked by the harsh chemicals in many of today’s products, Margaret formulated products herself using pure plant oils plus and biodynamic herbs grown in her own garden (what a woman)and her products really took off from there!

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So the first item i have from Odylique is the Superfruit Serum, with a synergy of 5 essential fatty acids, antioxidant vitamins and phytosterols, this serum is to be used on top of your moisturiser, my skin just loves this serum, it locks in your moisturiser and the beautiful amber serum is a total pick me up for tired, dry skin.

It automatically transforms your skin into a ‘lit from within’ look! Pure radiance and sunshine in a bottle, this serum is truly magical and has to be tried to be believed … also makes a fab make up base too, cannot tell you enough how my mature skin just loves this good stuff! A perfect lift on a dark winters day .

Last week i treated myself to an Odylique Lavender soap, handmade and pure, again another product that i now love, its more of a cleansing bar because of the high quality oils in this bar and it sented me and my whole bathroom last night, its stunning! Great for shaving with too and good as well for men with sensitive skins as well.

Made for the most sensitive of skins these bars are made with organic extra virgin olive oil, plus nourishing butters and fresh organic lavender (this had me sold), , soothing and gentle, i get contact dermatitis on my hands and weeping eczema too, something i am always conscious of and a tad paranoid about so the oils in this soap should  really help.

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Lavender has gentle antiseptic properties, is balancing, calming on the skin , calming, promotes skin renewal and promotes well being  it has anti inflammatory properties too, the list of properties Lavender has is endless,with the scent known to relax the mind and help with getting a good nights sleep!

We are talking high grade lavender here not the stuff you think your granny used to smell of!  Lol! Its rich, spicy, aromatic and beautiful! Lol!

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I think for it to be effective it needs to be organic and pure and this is how i love it, this beautiful soap scented my whole bathroom last night and i will be having a long love affair with Odylique soaps as well as other products i have yet to discover from this fabulous brand!

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Lastly is a little sample i got with my order and that is the Toning Fruit Body Butter,  it has a slight medicinal astringent scent but i like that as i know its the organic products! With organic coconut, olive and raw shea, sea buckthorn  it is very skin softening, protective and hydrating while ylang ylang, lemon and bergamot are used to tone the skin, again this is very skin smoothing and toning…good for mummy tum’s and ‘Ye olde bingo wings’ (sorry lol)

While it might not be one of the products i would maybe purchase personally,  it is still a good fine quality product!

I just cannot wait to try more products from the brand as i think what Margaret and her daughter are doing is pretty dam amazing and long may they continue ..

Have you Tried Odylique yet? If so what did you think about it?

In this day and age where everything is rushed out, full of additives and preservatives Odylique is a completely refreshing light in the dark for me!

You can read more on Odylique here and browse their products http://www.essential-care.co.uk/catalogsearch/result/?q=Odylique

Take care for now

Nicola x