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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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Shiseido is taking skincare and makeup to the next level in terms of technology by introducing the new ‘Makeup Simulator Mirror’ the first of its kind to be seen in Europe. Until now this revolutionary counter technology was only available in Japan and is exclusive to Selfridges!!

The new Makeup Simulator is a unique virtual make-up application device equipped with a camera that captures movement and expression in real time. This is the only machine which succeeded to reflect real movement of the user while virtually realising makeup on the face.

The Makeup Simulator automatically identifies the facial features of the user with the installed camera allowing the user to experience a virtual makeup application session by choosing from the selection of Shiseido Makeup colours available in the simulation menu. Users can then freely combine products for the eye, lip and cheek in multiple combinations to find an ideal look without having to wash their face. Shiseido will provide software updates twice annually in line with colours for the new season.

Initially launched in 1997 in Japan, the first Makeup Simulator utilised still-image technology innovated by Shiseido’s Beauty Solution Development Centre and in collaboration with Fujitsu created several versions of the device. In 2007, the first motion-sensitive camera version was achieved and subsequently introduced at Mitsukoshi department store in Ginza. Four units of the model are permanently installed at The Ginza retail shop location in Tokyo. (Some text taken from press release)

So ladies… what are your thoughts on the Virtual Mirror? Isn’t this just taking away from a Makeup artists job or making it easier?? Would love to hear your thoughts!!

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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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Right ladies…. Now don’t all rush at once but I have some exciting news to share with you. Dr.Perricone’s ‘Private Reserve Serum’ is now available to the general public. Private Reserve is a hand made formula which is made in very small batches, never before has it been on offer to the general public. The serum was only available to Dr. Perricone’s high-profile clients upon request.

The serum is known to deliver an unrivalled transformation to the skin thus improving texture, firmness, tone, wrinkles, line’s and general smoothing of the skin.

Why is the serum different?

  • Includes highly advanced, bio intelligent and powerful proprietary Neuropeptides
  • formulated with Dr.Perricone’s revolutionary Cold Plasma delivery system
  • Can be applied on its own or used as a booster with your existing regime
  • Private Reserve is free from parabens, sulphates, PEG’s, silicones, phthlates, synthetic dyes and synthetic fragrances
  • Richly hydrating and highly absorbent

This limited edition Neuropeptide Serum is my personal formula, which until now has only been available to some of the most famous faces in the world. Private Reserve delivers extraordinary benefits and instantly gorgeous, radiant skin. And like the finest vintage wines, it ensures your skin continues to improve with time” – Nicholas V. Perricone MD

The formula sounds like magic in a bottle literally! So if you’re looking for results and treatment that the Rich and Famous receive, head on down to Harrods where you may be in luck to bag yourself a fabulous Dr. Perricone one time only ‘Private Reserve Serum’

The formula will be made available exclusively to Harrods from Mid september 2010 Private Reserve: £595 Dr.PerriconeMD

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I have been reviewing Paula’s range over the last week and can honestly say how impressed I am with the range.

The first few days of using the skin balancing cleanser I didn’t really notice any major changes in my skin but as the days went on one morning I noticed that my skin was so soft to touch, I can honestly say something I have never been able to say before “my skin felt like a baby’s bottom” it was so smooth and silky.  It’s a no fuss cleanser, it doesn’t come in any fancy sexy packaging or does it have an amazing yummy smell, however it gets the job done!

Looking at my face in the mirror I could see I had a glow and my skin felt and looked very fresh and clean, the cleanser is very gentle and only foams lightly as oppose to over foaming and taking over your face. I also noticed the reduction in the size of pores on my face. It quickly dissolves makeup and grime and is very gentle on the eyes.

I have combination skin with an oily T-zone area which can be quite a pain. I wake every morning with a very greasy shiny t-zone area but since using the Skin balancing cleanser it has minimised the grease and shine. I also suffer from dry patches on my cheeks which have also vanished.

 I tend to break out around my periodical cycle; my skin just looks awful and dull. It just so happens I was reviewing the range around this time and noticed that my skin actually stayed very well balanced throughout. All in all an amazing range but I would love to hear from people who have been using the range long-term to see if it does carry on working.

You can buy Paula’s skincare range at www.paulaschoice.co.uk. Also check out her new book ‘Don’t go to the cosmetics counter without me’ the 8th edition. It really does give you a major insight into the beauty industry and whats good for our skin 🙂

Skin Balancing Cleanser- £15.75

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It seems that more and more women are trying to make a change in the world of skincare and beauty. Recently the rise in skincare brands has really risen, each trying to offer the very best in skincare but how do we know that the offered products will work and give us the long-term benefits that we need instead of just results that last a few weeks and then stop working? Some of you may believe that plastic surgery and other alternative treatments like Botox can be the answer to some of your problems but I have always been a firm believer in ‘GOOD’ skincare. I think we really need to go back to basics and source out individuals who know the industry and find skincare brands that really do have the ingredients that work well and impact our skin.

Paula Begoun also known as ‘The cosmetics cop’ is a US based beauty expert and his been in the industry for 30 years, she has many published books which give you extensive knowledge into the beauty industry. Her expertise have lead her to appear on various shows including Oprah, CNN and The today show. She is also a consultant to dermatologists, plastic surgeons, major cosmetic companies and industry insiders. This woman really does sound like the ‘superwoman’ of the beauty industry.

Paula’s New book ‘Dont go to the cosmetics counter without me’ 8th edition is now available to buy. It delves deep into the beauty industry with a compilation of skincare facts really allowing you to get to grips with how certain products work and how to achieve the best results for your skin type. There is also a section for product reviews and beauty must haves. Some of the titled chapters in the book are ‘Why you need a cosmetics cop!’ ‘The best products’ and ‘How to take the best care of your skin’. I’m not sure about you but I have just added this book to the top of my reading list.

Paula has also launched her own range of skincare called ‘Paula’s Choice’, an in depth range targeting all skin types. A woman with so much experience why wouldn’t she?  Over the next few weeks I will be extensively testing Paula’s skincare range and really getting to know her products, I will also be reading her book to see what beauty tips she has for me.

You can buy Paula’s new book online and view her Skincare line at www.Paulaschoice.co.uk

Let me know how you get on and your thoughts on the book and the range 🙂 I will be posting regular reviews on the products im using so keep and eye out.

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