Back to School ; the kids RULE ; I put a spell on you…

Back to School skin BLUES or just September skin sadness ; perk yourself up with this CLEAN skincare range

Rating ; Back to School ok maybe you’ve got kids, or maybe NOT and you’ve just got sensitive skin ; often kids and sensitive skin mix and not in a good way ESPECIALLY at this time of year. As a mum the LAST thing you need on top of back to School madness is skin rashes, skin troubles and bad hair days; sooooo much else to JUGGLE.

Inside scoop ; SHH don’t tell the Teacher (or maybe take her some of this instead of an apple ;)!) here is a natural, no nasties, gentle on young ones, kind to older ones range which will pretty much suit all skin types. Oh and it’s got a CUTE name which makes me come over all Bewitched…Pure Potions come on, how fab a name is that.  So now good skin doesn’t take a magic wand…READ MORE

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Soulful Sunday ; distress or de-stress don’t be lavender blue…

Sad weekend is over, dreading Monday…don’t be Lavender Blue check out my top must buy must try today

Rating ; On a rainy Sunday, before kids go back to school, things can get a little MEH so here’s a product that will have you zen-like and labelling school uniform with a gentle smile in a heartbeat.  Don’t be Lavender Blue try a little Lavender oil.

Inside scoop ; if you’ve not discovered the wonder (ok actually near MIRACLE) benefits of lavender oil then check out this power-packed duo.  One sits in Vogue’s hall of Fame – ohhhhh – one sits in amazon’s top sellers. Both worth a try ; both do a similar job.  I discovered the ‘steal’ vs spree version when I realised how much I was using, so longer-term needed a little more cost-effective alternative….read on

 

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Going for Gold ; all that glitters IS worth it

Goldfinger ; oh gold skincare cheeky but effective tick from me!

Rating ; More on today’s Gold-fingers theme. At FIRST I thought REALLY…REALLY 24k gold infused skincare uhhuh whatever possibly a little gimmicky…erm but then I thought need now want gold on my skin…so I toyed with it. 

Inside scoop ; All that glitters IS gold alot of me didn’t especially want to love this especially as I wondered why I kept being drawn to it’s sparkly little gold bits but….

Like my Rose Gold steal bracelet earlier this one is also a bit of a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow…

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Frantic? Flirty? Feisty? Frivolous? Or just plain Fabulous Friday ; the cuffs are off for ROSE GOLD

A rose by any other name = ROSE GOLD this year’s hottest shade of gold…

Rating ; The cuffs are off for Rose Gold jewllery this year’s hottest go to colour. Whether it’s Frantic Friday, Flirty Friday or somewhere in between let me make this easy ; need / want / buy these…it’s Friday, time to think beauty AND accessories

Inside scoop ; Check out my very look-y-likeys below for bracelets you won’t be able to resist ; Stella & Dot vs. Super chic net a porter vs. Tiffany ; CLEARLY both / all if you can, but I say Stella for the hands down for a Friday Fab luxe-deluxe but affordable quick win, for all that glitters.

A rose by any other name = ROSE GOLD it’s Friday, or actually all of 2017’s go to jewellery colour…READ MORE

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Heaven Scent : Burn Baby Burn! Bali Spa : to HOME spa at the flick of a match

Burn baby burn heaven scent from a world of neroli mimosa and pretty much any lovelyiness you can imagine

Rating ; Heaven Scent is a de-stress candle from Neom, perfect to accompany My Top 5 T’s earlier 🙂 light her up and stress be gone.   Your home will go from Bali Spa to Home spa at the flick of a match. 

Inside scoop ; NEOM start end finish there. Think it must stand for Nice Energising Ohmygoodness Marvels ; well possibly not. Or yes if you are quite as in love with them as a brand as I am. Heaven-scent, easily-sent mail order, or in most if not ALL beauty emporiums, there’s is nothing this brand doesn’t do, including wonders for my Karma….ohmmmm

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Thirsty Thursday? ; Power-up your beauty routine tonight with my Top 5 T’s!

Thirsty Thursday calls ; don’t give in make tonight a pre-weekend beauty pamper night instead!

Rating ; Thirsty Thursday – that’s tip number 1 make Thursday a water-packed day to prepare you for the weekend ahead, albeit come Thursday I’m more than reaching for the wine!  So if like me you’ve been way under your 5 a day too, throw in some vitamins as well. Next up for me in my Top 5 tips is anything beginning with a T! 

Inside scoop ; Thursday is usually my Power-it-up for the weekend beauty night when I tend to Tan-Trim-Treat & Try.  Whatever I’m up to I like to go into the weekend having at least scrubbed off some of a usually stressful week.

So if you’ve a quiet night in tonight and Thursday isn’t the new Friday for you then throw on the laundry, turn the volume up on the music and power through some of these for a quick fix beauty makeover which will have you Fresh for Friday.

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Bright eyes ; Spree vs Steal, Luxe vs High street : Eyes-down for the results

Spree vs Steal ; Charlotte and Kate go head to head in the ring! Who’s gonna win??? Eyes down for the big reveal…

Rating ; The eyes have it with these 2 hot, on trend must try palettes for effortless ‘nude’ eyes. So which is it Spree vs. STEAL? I put 2 pretty much EYE-dentical palettes under the microscope...

Inside scoop ; Nude eyes – must buys; suit all shades from subtle Sunday to sizzling Saturday everyone needs a palette of suit-all nude eyeshadow.  But do you splurge or save…sure we’d all like both.  So I tested Rimmel London nudes eyes vs Charlotte Tilbury’s holiday eyes Xmas ’17 (well I will be if I can get my hands on it….).

Palettes are my go-to format for eyes, cheeks and anything powdery.  Why? Gives you options, lets you experiment and you rarely get bored.

So the question is Spree?  Or Steal? …read ON…Charlotte T or Kate Moss for Rimmel…

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Wicked Wednesday ; Unicorn Make-up your beauty ESSENTIAL??!

Wicked Wednesday Went Wild : WITH…Unicorn glitter, just because you can.

Rating ; Flippant Flirty Fun & absolutely Frivolous. Don’t read on if you’re easily DAZZLED and WARNING you definitely do NOT need this product.  But – sometimes especially on a grey wet Wednesday just say ‘whatever’ and grab some.   Festival season isn’t over yet so go on its wild Wednesday. 

Inside scoop ; Unicorn Glitter bring it ON.  Ok it’s Wednesday, you’re probably in a serious meeting, or bored, or grumpy, or just wishing for the weekend 🙂 to hurry on up, then along came UNICORN GLITTER.  Wrong, OTT, sparkling magic dust ;  just for the sheer heck of it : Unicorn glitter. YES!

Can’t say you need it, nor will you wear it everyday, but whilst Festival Season is still just about in swing then I say rock on, glitter up and work it.

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Age Less : For Less ; this WORKS alert Discover Luxe skincare : without the loot

Age less : For Less, check out this luxe treatment without the ££££’s that really works.

Rating ; age less for less; get more from this silky no nonsense cream which tackles age spots, fine lines, pigment patches from the sun and more in a flash.  Sure, sure, but how do I know it really works??

Inside scoop; Retinol heard of it?  If not : need to.  And the reason I know it that this particular product works is – I actually MADE it – about 10 years ago now before well, retinol became everyone’s go-to no nonsense anti-ageing treatment.  I formulated this range so I know I can trust this one. 

Get the low down on Vit A Vit C : Skincare’s hottest repair duo.  Much copied…many ineffective even the really expensive ones.  It’s all about the formulation.

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Chocolate Tuesday; so good I covered myself in it

NOT as bizarre as it sounds I love chocolate, I love skincare, it was only a matter of time before I mixed my passions…

Rating ; Chokky-wooky-oh-LaLa, a mid week treat for your skin and yourself!  Following nicely on from Coco Loco Monday Manic Monday? Don’t go Mad : go CoCo!! comes Choccie Tuesday.  Ok you got me I AM partial to more than a cube of chocolate (ALWAYS from fridge for me) but recently I’ve begun to cover myself in it too!!!   MASSIVE anti-ageing benefits for older skin, or any skin really.

Inside scoop ; Chocolate skincare isn’t as weird as it sounds and like it’s edible companion it’ll soon be my next addiction.  Why because it’s packed full of antioxidants and makes your skin feel great.  True reason why, it just kind of feels a little bit secretly dirty, indulgent and YUMMY.

Top of my Willy wonka skin list is a beauty brand fav of mine Lush with their chocolate mask .  Straight out of the choc factory this smells rich dark and indulgent and just glides on for a yummy mid week masking treat. 

My other recent mask post, also reflecting, oddly contains a food ingredient too! Honey ; Behind the MASK ; to Mask or not to Mask? Hmm note to self must not obsess ONLY about food.

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LUSH Lush Lush Cupcake face mask yummy scrummy AND anti-ageing!

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