Sunday, February 28, 2016

Mothers Day Inspiration

So mothers day is nearly upon us and we've taken the leg work out of finding that perfect gift.

Pamper

 Champneys Health Spa
 Mother and daughter day

You'll feel refreshed and pampered after your day at one of Champneys 3 resorts. Package includes a light arrival snack, 3 course buffet lunch, use of pool, spa facilities and classes and 2 relaxing 25minute treatments each.
Prices from £158 Book here

Clarins


Rebalancing massage with relax essential oils, 85 minutes of pure bliss for any mum


£67 For more info on locations click here

Flowers

 Marks and Spencer

This beautiful collection of pink germini, pink roses, purple bloom chrysanthemums, pink scented stocks with a box of Pink Marc De Champagne truffles
£35 Order here


APPLEYARD London

This beautiful bouquet contains antique carnations, white alstroemeria, sugar flair hypericum berries and rustic foliage.
Vintage lace £44 Shop here

 Selfridges 

The Real Flower Company

A luxury bouquet filled with Yves Piaget, Sweet Antike and Pink O'Hara roses, tulips, freesias, stocks and anenomes. To top off these flowers enjoy the finest selection of chocolates and a box of exquisitely scented candles.

£128 Order here


Gifts

Jo Malone

This limited edition cologne 'Incense and Cedrat' will take you far away this Mothers Day.
Team with their personalisation and you are onto a winner


Jo Malone: shop here 

Macaroons:
 by Tim Kinnaird


Choose from 14 mouth watering flavours and these will be delivered to your door.

Order here 

Elemis


This beautiful kit contains the nourishing shower cream and Japanese Camellia oil to drench your skin in. Great for busy mums. 
£16.00 buy here

Happy Mothers day
Leanne x

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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Raw Hem Jeans

Are you a fan of distressed jeans? Tired of the jeans with the slit knee? 
Then you'll welcome the lastest trend which is about the raw hem. They may look like they have been chewed by your grandmas Jack Russell but teamed with heels or flats these will see you through Spring/Summer

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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Beauty Mistakes


So we're all guilty of squeezing that spot and occasionally sleeping in our make-up but what is the real cost of our beauty mistakes.


Lack of  Exfoliation

Exfoliation plays a major role in maintaining healthy skin. You can invest in the most expensive moisturiser but if you have a layer of dead skin blocking the product it will not penetrate to the deeper layers of the skin having minimal to no effect.

Exfoliation doesn't only allow absorption of other products but clears pores and help blockages; improves circulation increasing oxygen and nutrients to the skins surface giving you a clearer health glow.

Ways to improve

Weekly exfoliation is a good way to improve your bad habit, I recommend St Ives Apricot scrub which comes in 5 variations and uses 100% natural exfoliates
Use a small amount mixed with water and using circular movement work all over face and neck being careful at eye area.

http://www.stives.com/product/detail/357491/blemish-control-apricot-scrub

Sleeping in Make-up

By choosing an extra 10 minutes in bed over your cleansing routine can cause a number of problems.
Dirt can collect in your pores making them more visible and over time can cause blockages resulting in blackheads and spots!
Prolonged lack of cleansing can also cause a build up on the skin trapping potential irritants at the skin surface.

Ways to improve

Cleansing does not have to be a long task. Micellar water is the quickest way to cleanse your skin! Damp a cotton pad with Garnier Micellar Water and simply wipe all over your skin!
'Micelles' act like magnets which lifting away makeup and impurities from the skin without harsh rubbing.



 Contaminating 


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Mascara: Did you know the shelf life for most mascaras is 3 months? Usage after this time can cause bacteria to build up in the tube causing infection which is a great reason to never share your make-up either. 

 Liquid/cream products: If like me you are prone to break outs think before you reach for that cover stick or cream foundation especially if you have been picking! By applying your concealer direct from a tube or re-dipping your finger and brush in these liquid products you could be transferring the bacteria to the whole tube which would be a breading ground in the moist, dark environment. 

Ways to improve

Generally foundations and creams should be replaced from 6-12 months and we know mascaras are 3 months. 
Avoid cross contamination by decanting small amounts of products to the back of you hand for us, this will save the entire tube. Keep make-up brushes clean with weekly washes such as Real Techniques Deep Cleansing Gel and never share you make-up with friends, you could be sharing more than you think. 


Real Techniques brush cleanser 


Typically powders do not pose a threat though some may contain small amounts of water with botanical extracts so could cause bacteria to grow but if you notice your powder is difficult to removed prom the compact and firms a thicker film t the surface its time to ditch it. 


Picking Spots 

Pic:www.justaboutskin.com
So you wake up and staring back at you in the mirror is a perfectly formed spot! Temptation may be to pick but don't. Picking spots can actually push bacteria deeper down into the skin causing it to appear for a few more days. Worse still picking the skin causes trauma and you can cause scarring which takes longer to heal.

Ways to Improve

There are many spot creams out there, Witch Hazel is great to apply directly onto the area and gels such as Freederm gel will work on taking down redness. If you are to cover remember the above advice so you do not contaminate your make-up. 



If you are interested in our current skincare then watch below




 If you have concerns regarding you skin then comment below.

Leanne x







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