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Hey guys… Id like to introduce to you the new guest blogger for BeautyWowza ‘Dionne Cruickshank’! Myself and Dionne go way back… but im not here to bore you about our ever so fun teenage years.. well actually the stories are not boring at all.. but ill leave those for another post :p

After giving birth to her beautiful son ‘Elijah’ 4 years ago she slowly began getting back to work and building a career, she realised that being healthy was something of great importance for her and her family and decided to take it further.

I’ve always admired Dionne’s strength when it comes down to parenting, she’s an individual I look up to and I really hope im half the mother she is one day! Dionne has always adopted a healthy approach when it comes down to Elijah’s diet.. he’s a boy who loves his food (when I say love, I literally mean LOVE… he’s eats out my whole fridge) A strict diet of healthy balanced food is always on the menu at Casa De Cruickshank (Stephenson) and with a little boy who’s been bought up to eat absolutely everything, she really has an easy job keeping her family healthy. Dionne will be guest blogging all things healthy and nutritious for BeautyWowza and will be giving us some insight into her healthy world and if were lucky she may even share some yummy recipe’s with us. A yummy Mummy, singer/song writer, nutritional advisor who also works full-time… now that’s what I call SUPERWOMAN!!

Dionne is currently studying Nutrition and takes on clients on a regular basis, for more information please contact Dionne – Dionne.Cherisse@hotmail.co.uk she’ll be more than happy to here from all of you 🙂

(images in this post are copy right priya sonn and should not be copied or used under any circumstances)

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Dr Barbara Olioso brings us the first and only personalised skincare system. The personalization works when you blend iRejuvenate Step 1 and Step 2 to your skins needs as advised.

The highly concentrated mixture which contains 19 active plant ingredients in step 1 and 11 in step 2 can be used as a morning and night moisturiser as well and a neck and eye cream, iRejevenate really listens to your skins needs and allows you to feed it accordingly.

The system is very easy to use, by simply blending the 2 steps on the palm of the hand:

  • Start with a 1:1 ratio of step 1 and 2 i.e 2 drops of each
  • If the skin feels dry or the weather is cold increase the step 1 drops
  • If the skin feels oily or the weather is hot decrease step 1 or only use at night

This tailored skincare system really allows you to listen to your skin and what it needs throughout the year, Dr Barbara Olioso products gives us the flexibility to do so.  Our skin is forever changing and so should our skincare regime but without the hassle of changing the products we use entirely.

I have been using this system for a few weeks now, It’s a little daunting at first but the great thing is if you get it wrong it’s not going to harm your skin as the ingredients are organic. The gels are brilliant, non greasy and very cooling on the face. I have played around with a few different systems of using step 1 and step 2. As the Winter months have quickly arrived I have noticed a change in my skin, winter always seems to strip and dry out my skin so I have upped step 1 and it has worked brilliantly. The system is amazing for all skin types and extremely good as an anti-aging system. I recommend you all give it a go. If your fed up of having to change your skincare regime throughout the year to tailor to your skins needs why not give this a try??

 iRejuvenate cane be bought online at www.forestskincaresecrets.com and is approved by the Vegan Society.

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Pond’s skincare has been around for as long as I can remember! A century down the line to celebrate its success the classic Pond’s collection has been revamped for the modern woman of today. Each  Pond’s cream now offers a more effective and specialised treatment for different skin types instead of the all for all moto they have stuck to for so many years. Check out the products available below.

Pond’s Cold Cream Cleanser RRP £3.99 (All Skin types)

A cult classic for Pond’s this multi tasking cleanser swiftly removes dirt and grime, leaving the skin fully cleansed. Cold Cream Cleanser is known to soften the skin without leaving the skin feeling tight or dry, you can also use Cold Cream as an eye makeup remover, hydrating face mask and a hand cream. Talk about a flexible product!!! This formula is skin friendly and does all the above.

New Pond’s Nourishing Anti-Wrinkle SPF 15, RRP £3.99 (Dry Skin)

It’s a known fact that dry skin always see’s signs of aging first, unfortunately for dry skin wrinkles appear a lot earlier than any other skin type. Pond’s new anti-wrinkle cream provides a deep nourishment for a healthy complexion. SPF 15 UV protection provides an intensive protective barrier to sun exposure to help fight against those nasty rays of sun all year round!

Pond’s Tripple Action Moisturiser, RRP £4.99 (Mature Skin)

This formulation helps to restore and improve the appearance of mature skin. Vitamins A and E help stimulate cell renewal and soy and Glycolic Acid boost the skins collagen production to firm and tone.

Pond’s Hydro-Nourishing Cream, RRP £3.99 (Normal/Dry Skin)

This formulation helps to improve the skins moisture levels throughout the day, Vitamin E helps to increase the skins elasticity for a more smoother and supple complexion. Evening promise oil and fatty acids deeply hydrate!!

The new Pond’s collection is available nationwide in Boots, Superdrugs and Lloyd’s. It is also available online www.pondsinstitute.co.uk. Are you a Pond’s user? Did you use this formulation many years ago? If so I want to hear from you!

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November 3rd 2010 marks the 12th National Stress Awareness Day in the UK and according to recent research, stress levels have doubled in the past 4 years! When our stress levels start to rise our body sends out clear warning signals – headaches, skin breakouts and sleeping problems are all nature’s way of telling us to RELAX. So why not take some well-deserved R&R with our instant stress busters…

  

Stress Relieving Skincare-

 

ARK De-Stress SkinResponse Serum
 
We all know that when we are feeling stressed out our skin
can often suffer too. Needless to say that ARK’s De-Stress SkinReponse Serum is the ultimate antidote for seriously stressed out skin. This ultra calming, quickly absorbed serum gets to work as soon as it hits the skin, containing the enzyme complex CellActive – VIP and soothing Ayurvedic herb extract, Boerhavia Diffusa root. It reduces the visible signs of stress, diminishing the look of fatigue, and reinforces the skin’s moisture barrier to protect it from pollution, environmental and lifestyle pressures. (30ml £34). www.arkskincare.com

Dr. Bronner’s present their very own 18 in 1 Hemp Lavender Pure Castile Soap made with organic oils all contained neatly in a 100% post-consumer Recycled Plastic Bottle. This beautiful, delicate and natural organic and Fair Trade liquid soap has famous fans including Drew Barrymore, Sandra Bullock and Bobbi Brown. It leaves your skin and home squeaky clean and smelling of lavender.

Dr. Bronner’s is available UK nationwide .To find your nearest stockist call t: 0845 072 5825 www.kinetic4health.co.uk

Stress Busting Treatments-

50% off Full Body De-Stress Massage with Chocolate oil at Saasha Clinic

Give your body a delicious treat this winter with 50% off Full Body De-Stress Massage with Chocolate oil at Saasha Clinic, where you will enjoy 60 minutes of pure soothing relaxing pleasure as all tension and stress in your muscles are melted away using a luxurious chocolate oil. Mmmm….Saasha clinic offers its customers a unique environment where they can experience specialised treatments. As soon as you step through the door you will sense the warm and friendly welcome.

All treatments are performing with passion and honesty and are carried out to the highest standard.

2 for 1 Pure Relaxation Spa Day Experience at Amida Spa High Wycombe

Treat yourself and a loved one to this amazing 2 for 1 Pure Relaxation Spa Day Experience, which includes an Elemis Hydrating Booster Facial and back neck and shoulder massage and choice of either a mini manicure or mini pedicure, perfect for you to share with a friend or your partner. Your pampering day comes complete with a delicious light lunch as well as unlimited use of the wet spa facilities. Set in the heart of the David Lloyd High Wycombe, Amida Spa welcomes you to a luxurious haven of peace and tranquility. (Text from press release)

These fabulous deals are bought to you by Wahanda, Please check out the site for more fabulous deals!



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I was invited to the Launch of ‘Davina Peace’ on Weds 20th October 2010, a luxurious but Organic Beauty brand! Luxurious and Organic are not words you hear in a sentence together, so.. wonder woman and eco- preneur ‘Davina Peace’ set out on her mission to prove to her critics that it could be done!! Whilst working at the soil association Davina gained a large amount of know-how on the wide world of organic products, she then pursued a career in marketing working at Saatchi and Saatchi! Being diagnosed with a chronic illness forced Davina to re-evaluate her lifestyle, she explored the benefits of nutrition and the impact it would have on her well-being and adopted a strictly organic diet, she also grew fond of using organic beauty products but being the girly girl she is, she did not find the luxury she wanted in the so-called Organic beauty brands she was using, that’s when ‘Davina Peace’ the luxurious and Organic beauty brand was born.

Let me introduce you to the fabulous Body and Home range from ‘Davina Peace’:

Body Cream 70% Organic (Soil Association certified) £55 175ml- Thick, rich and indulgent are the words used to describe this yummy body cream. On application it immediately moisturises whilst also giving the skin a more taut appearance. The luxurious feel and texture is achieved through the unique properties of UK origin Crambe Oil. Long term use will improve overall tone, texture and taughtness of the skin. Massage daily after bath/shower, concentrate of dry and concern areas. The smell is amazing and uplifting and in my own words this cream feels like butter when applied. Its thick and creamy and glides on with ease. Fragrances you can smell include: Organic Chamomile, Organic Geranium, Organic Vanilla extract and many more!!

Key Organic Ingredients: Organic Aloe Vera, Organic Indonesian Kendi Oil, Organic Cocoa ButTer, Organic Shea Butter and Organic Glycerin.

Body Oil 70% Organic (Soil Association certified) £45 100ml-

Davina says ” Like liquid gold for your skin, this year round skin beautifier contains powerful, natural repairing properties that are perfect for winter healing, sun soothing or everyday skin nourishment”

An all year round beauty elixir which contains the finest organic repairing oils such as: Organic Jojoba oil to help enhance skin’s elasticity, Organic Borage Oil, Organic Safflower which helps to replenish moisture and many more. UK origin Crambe Oil provides the product its luxurious glide on sensation without leaving an oily residue. Massage into skin after a nice hot bath or shower, great for evening usage as the smell is very relaxing. Apply a generous amount all over the body and problem dry areas.

Key Organic Ingredients: Organic safflower, Organic Borage oil, Organic Jojoba oil and Organic Indonesian Kendi oil.

Hand Cream 79% Organic (Soil Association certified) £28 75ml- A natural healer for your hands, this luxurious hand cream is softening, repairing and anti-aging. Contains black oat and soy active which helps to keep your hands moisturised all day. This intensely hydrating formula  shows an immediate response on application leaving dry, chapped hands feeling smooth, soft and more youthful. Ladies keep this hand cream locked up in your purse…it may just disappear once you have off some to a fellow friend, or work colleague!! Apply on to skin when needed, particularly after washing your hands.

Key Organic Ingredients: Organic Safflower Oil, Organic Borage Oil,  Organic Aloe Vera Leaf and Organic Green Tea.

Memory No.3 Spiced Punch £36 190g-

Davina says ” The comforting and hearty scent of sweet spices and uplifting orange will envelope your home with warmth even on the coldest winter’s day”

It’s like Christmas in a candle, this amazingly scented candle has a lovely warming smell which fills up the room. Great relaxing burner after a long day of work on a cold Winter evening. Curl up on the couch with a cup of hot whatever you like to drink, cosy socks, your favorite movie and this amazing candle burning in the background!! WOWZA Puuurrrffceccttt!!!

Here are some images from the launch evening-

The amazing box which states all the ingredients.. with the words.. “and that’s all” at the end!!

Myself and the Fabulous Davina Peace herself!!

Myself, Guest Blogger and Nutritional Advisor Dionne Cruickshank, Farrah Gray (Makeupitgirl) and the lovely Davina Peace!

The amazing cupcakes! :p

The Davina Peace range is available to buy online at www.davinapeace.com and will be sold exclusively at Harrods launching on the 1st November 2010!

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Founders Melissa Shabinsky and Alexandra Zanella created Revolution Organics to simplify their lives and make more healthy life style choices. Worried about how many products were being passed off as Organic their vision turned into a collection of healthy, pure and certified organic products which filler their beauty void. Are these two women amazing or what!!!??????!!!

I was sent some Revolution organics products and I have to say I was truly impressed. The formulation was strong, colours were perfect and above all the makeup actually lasted!!

Freedom Lipgloss- A range of amazing colours these Lip colours are Rich in Vitamins and antioxidants which leave your lips feeling lovely and moisturised with NO sticky residue. Formulated with 100% natural and 85% certified organic ingredients, the product delivers all the benefits of a lip treatment in a gorgeous gloss. The formula is free of chemicals, mineral oil, petroleum, artificial ingredients and parabens! I LOVE these lips colours… they glide of with ease and precision, the colours are perfect on first application and you do not have to cake your lips to achieve the colour you see on the box.

Freedom Glow Balm- A multi-tasking balm that can be used anywhere you like… (well not anywhere.. but you know what I mean) Suitable to use on cheeks, eyes, lips and décolletage this amazing formula provides a pop on colour when and where you need it without streaks. Great on the go products and the formula is hydrating and moisturising too. Made with 100% natural and created with 85% certified organic ingredients. Be good to your skin with Revolution Organics yummy Freedom Glow!!

To check out the range please visit Revolution Organics!

The range is very small and intimate with so much growing potential, It’s a brand I will for sure be keeping an eye on.. and am also very excited to hear that it will be launching in London very soon… so Melissa and Alexandra…. Hopefully ill see you London side very soon!! For now Keep fabulous, healthy and Organic… mucho love!!!

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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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