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I have just gotten over a terrible bout of Flu and the most awful chest infection one could ask for!! Here are some of my all time Savior products that got me through the torment!!

Les Fluers De Bach Anti-Stress Treating Fragrance Organic – 50ml (£19.50)- This amazing blend of Lavender, sage, bergamont and Eucalyptus essential oils really do put the mind at ease! Even though I was overly bunged up, I would spray this every night all over my bed, pillow, curtains and anything else I could think of at the time! I hate the feeling of being ill and always like having a fresh smelling room and clean fresh sheets!  This anti-stress treatment worked perfectly! Also a great product to help you sleep.

Les Fluer De Bach Anti-Stress Shower Gel – Organic – 200ml (£19)-  This shower gel has an amazing blend of natural mind calming ingredients! I found using this whilst having the Flu very helpful. It really does help to unblock your sinuses and helps out with all the awful aches and pains you have.  I highly recommend! This product is also great for individuals that play sports it really does help to relax the muscles.

Les Fluer De Bach Anti-Stress Body Lotion – Organic – 200ml (£29) – After a nice hot shower I lathered myself in this yummy Body lotion. Infused with organic Shea Butter and Sesame Seed Oil, enriched with Aloe Vera and organic Bach flowers to calm, restore and ease the mind. It left my skin velvety smooth and again helps with all the aches and pains that come with an awful bout of Flu!!

Davina Peace Body Oil (£45) – Since attending the launch of the Davina Peace range im am now a complete convert! The body oil is my nightly ritual and a little really does go a long way. This nourishing body oil is great for the winter months when your skin decides it wants to be naughty because of the climate change. Another reason why I love this body oil is for its healing properties, since using this on my legs every night it has completely healed any shaving bumps and ingrowing hairs that I have. I was also told by Farrah from Makeup It Girl that its great for healing minor burns, My mum had a nasty oil burn the other day and I have given her some of this fabulous oil to use and its healing the burn pretty quickly.

Products above can be found at www.davinapeace.com and Les Fluer De Bach

 

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Titanic, the UK’s original eco spa are delighted to announce a spa product partnership with UK beauty award winning Pinks Boutique – a brand dedicated to eco luxury and the highest standards in organic, certified professional products.
Guests of Titanic can now complete their green spa experience by indulging in this award winning, professional range of beauty products made from 100% natural and organic ingredients. With a proud English heritage and based on a concept of ‘home grown goodness’, Pinks Boutique combines evocative natural fragrances with a luxurious feel on skin. The range is now available for purchase at Titanic, with the intention to introduce signature ‘Pinks’ treatments in early 2011. 
All ingredients in Pinks Boutiques products are certified by the Soil Association (SA) – the UK’s leading certifier of organic products and processes, The SA mark means their products have to contain at least 70% organic ingredients, and everything else in the products must meet their strict safety standards. Everything in the range is made entirely from natural and organic ingredients and hand blended in the UK.
With sumptuous scents such as sweet orange, lavender and apricot, the Pinks Boutique product range includes face and body care and includes hero products such as:
 
Hand Balm (50ml, £16.50) – A little goes a long way with this super hydrating balm made with rich Shea butter, sweet orange, enrol and vitamin E that moisturise and promote cell regeneration.
 
Sugar Body Scrub (125gr, £17.50) – UK beauty award winning Pinks Boutique sugar body scrub is iinfused with lemongrass and mandarin organic essential oils for an uplifting refreshing full body exfoliation. As the sweet sugar grains dissolve your skin is left flawless and enriched.
 
Bamboo and Oatmeal Facial Polish (£19.50 / 120g) Winner of a Natural Health Magazine award, the combination of natural exfoliates bamboo and organic oatmeal produces a gentle facial scrub, promoting the natural regeneration of skin cells.
 
Warrick Burton, Managing Director of Titanic said: “We are very excited about our new partnership with Pinks Boutique, we believe it’s the perfect product match for the spa with its eco luxury and organic ethos. When customers visit Titanic Spa they well able to experience the ultimate 100% organic experience which is very unique to the UK.” In recent years, Titanic has gone beyond the organic philosophy providing guests with the ultimate green spa experience. The spa possesses a wealth of renewable energy sources and eco-friendly strategies.
 
 
So if you’re looking for that ‘truly organic experience, look no further than Titanic Spa where Pinks Boutique will be available for purchase to all visitors.

For bookings or further information on Titanic Spa contact 0845 410 3333 or visit www.titanicspa.com

(text from press release)

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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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It is safe to say that this year’s X-factor has sparked more excitement and talk than any other series yet. With top celebrity guest judges, public backlash and relationship rumours, viewing has been an emotional rollercoaster for all involved…and it’s not over yet!
 
With the live shows underway and the stress levels at an all time high, we think it’s time to add some relaxation to the X-factor madness, so we’ve picked our fave six contestants and found you some top spa deals in their home town! Wahanda, the judges of spa and wellness, are offering some fabulous beauty treats to allow us to get up close and personal with this year’s contestants. So instead of being stuck to the sofa this weekend, be part of the action by booking one of these fabulous pampering deals!

Cher Loyd: Love her or hate her, how can we forget this 17 year old’s first audition where she got her swag on and impressed to boot. The budding star is from Malvern, Worcestershire where The Malvern is now offering a one night spa break retreat for just £85! With this package including a luxurious treatment of your choice, a one night stay with breakfast and full use of the spas facilities you are sure to come out replenished and bursting with energy a-la-Cher!

Matt Cardle: Is the only way really Essex? Well, with Matt being the bookies favourite to win this year’s competition and the Bannatyne Spa offering a Pamper for less deal, it might just be! You can pamper yourself with a Swedish back, neck and shoulder massage or an Elemis facial as well as unlimited access to all the clubs facilities all for just £29! Give it a butchers, quick!  

Rebecca Ferguson: This Liverpudlian lass may be lacking in confidence but her soulful voice is like no other in the competition and continues to blow away the judges week after week! Why not get yourself ‘feeling good’ in Liverpool’s most exclusive spa, the Beau-Belle! You can indulge with a range of treatments within the spa’s beautiful and tranquil surroundings.

Katie Waissel: This Londoner has been getting a lot of press interest recently and along with Cher, has proven the attention is all on the girls this year!  Why not give yourself some girly attention with the pre- party package at Scin spas in Central London? For just £30 you can get an eyebrow tidy and tint, strip lash application, plus a file and polish, making you every bit a perfected star! 


Wagner Carrilho – So rumour has it Wagner, from West Yorkshire, is getting rather close with fellow Irish contestant Mary! If true…maybe the Brazilian lothario can take his new companion to his hometown and treat her to a 2 for 1 indulgence day at Alexander House Spa! This spa package includes a foot soak, paraffin wax hand treatment, Hot stone back massage, Aromatherapy facial plus a selection of cakes and drinks. We think this is a good idea Wagner and we won’t tell Mary its all for just £80! 

Aiden Grimshaw- He might have the support of Birmingham behind him but Aiden looked miserable as he failed to impress Simon and Cheryl last week with his version of ‘Jealous guy’! We say, poor guy! Well if he’s back home this week he could recharge his confidence with the stress relieving Men’s MOT package at the Bannatyne! This spa day also comes complete with unlimited use of the clubs, gym, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. That should put a smile back on Aiden’s face… (All text and images from press release)

For more amazing Mob deals visit Wahanda.com

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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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