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After attending the Caudalie event a few weeks back we were given some goodies of the range to try out! So as promised on my previous post here are the reviews on the range!!

Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser £14.50- This light, gentle cleanser transforms into a lovely airy foam which provides a gentle but soap free cleansing. I used this cleanser all throughout my Holiday to Greece. It was lovely and light to use and cleansed my skin throughly, even though I’m not much of a sun worshipper, you obviously do catch some rays that may make your skin a little sensitive even if you are wearing the highest factor available, I found this cleanser to be the perfect solution. Apply two pumps and sweep on the face in gentle circular motions. Only downer is that it stings like a bitch when it gets in your eyes! Would have been perfect if this was gentle on the eyes!! However this will not stop me from re-buying!!

VinoPerfect Day Perfecting Cream £35.50- Now this product really is one of a kind!! I suffer with a very odd un even skin tone, where my cheeks are very pale and the rest of my face is a shade or two darker. I have been using this cream for around two weeks and the difference is uncanny!! This moisturiser has what Caudalie like to call ‘The Invisible Shield’ which helps to protect your skin from the sun and the effects of free radicals. Main Ingredients: anti-dark spot and radiance boosting Viniferine triturated at 500ppm, gentle grape acid exfoliator, soothing candeia and many more. Since using the VinoPrefect Day Perfecting Cream, my skin tone has evened out at a noticeable level, the duey glow has returned and I even get compliments day in day out on how good my skin looks. I recommend this product to anyone suffering from un even skin tone, sun spots and also Asian skin tones who are known sufferers of un-even skin tones.

VinoSource Quenching Sorbet-Creme £20- Finally the ‘pier de resistance’ Caudalie’s newest launch. Inspired by the grapevine, which regulates its own water to counter climate changes, this amazing moisturiser really helps to restore your skins hydration levels. Many of us who think we drink plenty of water to keep us hydrated all over would be surprised to learn that our skin may well be very parched. This amazing formula (which is suitable for the most sensitive skin types, patch test always recommended) allows deep hydration which leaves your skin velvety smooth and luminous.  A great starting point if you are new to the Caudalie range, It will really prepare your skin to the level it should be and from there you can then go on to a more prescribed regime of the range which suits your needs. All in all a brilliant, simple product with maximum results!!

Check out the Caudalie range at www.Caudalie.com

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Hey ladies… check out this amazing Wahanda Mob deal..

Indulge in some essential escapism with five relaxing treatments for only £35 at the fabulous CityPoint Spa in Moorgate, saving you 68%. You’ll be pampered with a Hot Stones Back Massage to release stress and tension, an Express Skin Blitz Facial to soothe skin, a Scalp Massage and Foot & Ankle Massage to relieve any aches and clear the mind, plus a File & Polish Toes to get those tootsies looking fabulous. Buy now & your e-voucher is valid for 6 months.

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7 Whole days dedicated to Chocolate… hmmmmm heaven!!!

Check out these amazing, indulgent choclate treats-

CoCo2 Chocolate Facial (90 mins, £75.00) at Amala Spa – Hyatt Regency, Birmingham
Using only cocoa, stabilised oxygen, water and multi-vitamins, this potent and highly-charged Karin Herzog facial is brilliant for anti-ageing. While the antioxidants, vitamins and minerals hydrate and lift, the oxygen delivery provides the power to fully utilise all of the raw ingredients in the chocolate and further provide detoxification, clarity, elasticity and rejuvenation! Timelessly tasty!

Brazilian Chocolate Keratin BlowDry Treatment (2½ hours, £200) at Eleven Hair – Mayfair
This conditioning treatment which lasts up to four months concentrates on a technique which penetrates the hair to repair damage and splitting. After being treated with keratin and a cocoa solution – to create a silky smooth finish – the hair is ‘ironed’ to seal in the keratin. Satisfyingly scrumptious!

Brazilian Chocolate-Hazelnut Wax (£45.00) at Strip – Soho, Chelsea, Notting Hill – London
Described by Sienna Miller as “The Best Waxing in London” and known to be Mrs Victoria Beckham’s “Favourite Boutique in London”, the Strip chain – which specialises in Brazilian waxes (minus the ouch factor) must be doing something right! The boudoir boutique’s each boast an exclusive chocolate room, decorated with chocolate wallpaper, and offer hot (and strip) chocolate-hazelnut wax to leave your skin smooth, shimmering and sweet-smelling! A calorie-free chocolate treat!

Chocolate Manicure (1 hour, £55.00) at Savana Urban Spa – Notting Hill, London
This magnificent manicure is going down a storm with the sweet-toothed. Starting with a warm milk soak, a hot vanilla and brown sugar scrub follows, and finally a warm cocoa butter masque for super hydration … All served with a cup of hot chocolate! Delectably delicious!

Check out these amazing Mob deals over at Wahanda 

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The X Factor Judges love winding down and relaxing with ‘OCCO’ candles before the live show. These amazing 100% soy wax candles were a hit in the judges dressing rooms as Dannii tweeted how much she loved the scent!

Dannii was transported to sun-soaked citrus groves, with exotic hints of Ginger, Nutmeg and Anis by the Occo Raiyia No6 Bergamot, Petitgrain & Nutmeg Fragrant Candle, £35

Cheryl breathed in the refreshing and rejuvenating Mirnavina No4 Grapefruit, Amyris and Cedar Fragrant Candle £35

Simon and Louis both enjoyed the energizing blend of ozonic, marine aromas of pine and myrrh in the Kornati No7 Pine, Myrrh & Nutmeg Fragrant Candle £35

Relax and unwind with these beautifully scented candles from ‘Occo’. Check out the more extensive line at www.occo-online.com

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Amie Skincare was created by Ex Estee Lauder Marketing Executive, Fiona Parkhouse. Fiona was inspired by her daughters struggle to find gentle but affective and affordable products for her teenage skin.

I have been using the Amie range on and off for the last month or so, I get such a back log and many request to test out products, so please bare with me :). Heres what I thought of the range:

Amie Spring Clean Cooling Clay Mask- Formulated with white clay which helps to draw out deep-set impurities , control oil and blemishes, this fruity smelling mask really is a treat!! Active ingredients include Organic Peppermint, Lime Butter and Natural Zinc Oxide. I use this mask at least twice a week. It smells like heaven (a smell that reminds me of Lime starburst sweets) the mask is very cooling almost icey, being a clay mask this mask does dry, but doesn’t completely dry out like many other masks. Leave on for 10-15 mins and then rinse off with warm water, your skin is left clean, plump and silky smooth :).  RRP £4.95

Amie Bright Eyes Very Gentle Eye Make-up Remover- 100% oil free this gentle makeup remover removes even the toughest of eye makeup and mascara. Key ingredients include Meadow Flower and Chamomile to soothe and decongest, Grape Water to calm and cleanse and cooling cucumber to hydrate, soften and refresh. I like to apply this to two pieces of cotton pads and allow it to sit on the eyes for around 30 secs, this really allows the makeup to be melted but also provides a nice cooling mask for tired eyes. RRP £4.75

Amie Morning Clear Purifying Facial Wash- A delicate morning face wash which doesn’t leave your skin dry and stripped like most products. Morning Clear’s soap free formula workS in harmony with skin, not against it. Key ingredients include: Mayblossom known for its anti-bacterial action, Elderflower which helps to purify and decongest pores and Orange Blossom to control sebum production. This face wash is refreshing and does the job, your skin feels awake and clean!! RRP- £4.95

Amie Morning Dew Matte-finish Moisturiser- A matte moisturiser which leave skin hydrated and shine free. Key ingredients include: Organic Rosehip  to moisturise, Bilberry for Sebum control and Orange Blossom to clarify and control oily skin. Great moisturiser for oily skin types. A little goes a long way as with oily skin you do not need to use too much. RRP £4.95

Amie New Leaf Exfoliating Polish-  A moiturising but gentle face exfoliator which contains Bamboo beads and Jojoba Beads that gently cleanse deep into the pores whist smoothing away the dead skin cells left on the surface. Say hello to a non dull complexion with this amazing uplifting exfoliator. Packed with a moisturiser so it doesn’t dry out the skin. Key ingredients include: Mango seed and Cocoa seed which softens and moisturises the skin and Orange Blossom to clarify and control oily and congested skin. I recommend to use this product at least twice a week to see the maximum benefits. Apply on damp skin using gentle circular movements. RRP £4.75

The Amie skincare range is a brilliant range which uses skin friendly ingredients. It’s an amazing range for young skin and an easy range for those wanting to maintain healthy skin. I would recommend that all mothers buy this range for their teenagers, the price is very reasonable for the quality you receive.

Please do let me know if you test out the range, I would love feedback on how you got on. If you are already a user of the brand let me know your thoughts. 😉

Amie skincare is available to buy at John Lewis, Waitrose, Superdrugs and Boots. Also available at www.amieskincare.com

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The new Orly Cosmic FX Collection is an amazing colourful and vibrant collection. Infused with natural rock minerals, crystals and glass to give nails a special optical effect. Sparkle this coming party season with these fabulous Lighting nail colours!!!

The polish is long wearing and near enough completely chip free, there are 6 amazing shocking colours to choose from each with their own twist of individuality. I have been wearing ‘Galaxy Girl’ and ‘It’s Not Rocket Science’ which I have to mention are spot on to the colours I would have chosen for myself (Thanks Camilla) ‘Galaxy Girl’ is a fabulous aubergine colour with hints of blues and greens and ‘Its Not Rocket Science’ is an amazing Henna green with purple hues, both versatile colours that really pop. I have had so many compliments when seen out in the colours.

So ladies, If you’re looking for that extra sparkle check out the new Orly Cosmic FX Collection. You wont be sorry!!! www.orlybeauty.co.uk

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Introducing the hottest new yoga technique launching at London’s Premier health club & spa ‘The Chelsea Club’ in Fulham.

Zero Gravity Yoga is run by Yoga expert Aisha Patterson who has taught celebs such as Pamela Anderson. This unique swing system literally turns traditional yoga practices on their head, and provides new challenges with over 100 unique poses to lead you through a journey of mind and body. Suspended from the ceiling using a cloth swing, Zero Gravity Yoga combines elements of challenge and relaxation. There is no way to get through this class without using your deep abs – from light aerobic dance moves to the supported yoga poses.

The benefits include:  

 

  • Body Balance – The swing connects the top of the body (the mind) with the bottom of the body (the feet) to bring about an important corporal unification which markedly improves your balance and ability to centre your mind.

 

  • Circulation – Inversion ups your body’s circulation which in turn slows down the ageing process, boosts the immune system and reduces stress and tension. It can also help to relieve the pressure of varicose veins, stimulate the thyroid and parathyroid, improve digestion and balance your hormones.  

 

  • Back and core health – Additionally, inversion therapy helps to strengthen and stretch the spine, improve posture, reduce back pain and build core strength.

 

  • New challenges – With over 100 new poses, Zero Gravity Yoga is physically demanding and always challenging, no matter your level. The swing will allow you to break new barriers in your yoga practice, and overcome new obstacles.

(some text taken from press release)

 

Zero Gravity Yoga is £30 a class for non members.

For more information visit www.thechelseaclub.com or call 0207 915 2200

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