Friday 26 February 2021

Five Happy Things

The last year has taught us a lot - for us especially it was to value the small things, make memories where we can and make the most of family and friends. Happy moments don't have to be a huge, momentous thing, they can be just about anything be it a chocolate bar you treated yourself to or a long walk listening to an audiobook. 

I've really been trying to do this myself recently and so in the spirit of just that I wanted to share five happy things that have really made all the difference for us as we started 2021.

Monday 22 February 2021

The ARK Skincare Body Range & Why You Should Try It

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When it comes to skincare, I find the body often gets forgotten - there's so much talk about what we're putting on our faces but when it comes to our bodies no one seems to recommend much so when ARK Skincare dropped in my inbox with details of their Body Beautiful collections my ears pricked up. 

The ARK Skincare range is a small collection of indulgent body products formulated for the body and mind, created with innovative formulas and natural ingredients for beautiful, healthy skin. As with all of ARK's products, they are made in Britain as well as being cruelty-free and vegan.

The collection isn't huge but I did want to put a spotlight on two of those products that I've been using myself in recent weeks.

Sunday 21 February 2021

The NEW Dr.PAWPAW Overnight Lip Mask

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I imagine most of you are familiar with Dr.PAWPAW - it's a brand I've been using since 2015 and I always have at least one of the balms on the go, they're one of my favourite multi-use products. Created back in 2013, Dr.PAWPAW was developed by Johnny and Pauline after their daughter was diagnosed with eczema; They wanted a natural alternative to steroid prescription creams and this was their solution.

Now years later, the award-winning brand has numerous products loved by many especially as the multi-use balm can be used on lips, skin and hair from anyone to grannies and babies, to those with dry skin or suffering the effects of chemotherapy. The original balm is my personal favourite followed closely by the rich mocha balm but today I'm going to tell you all about the NEW Overnight Lip Mask which is available now.

Friday 19 February 2021

Latest in Beauty The Telegraph Beauty School Box

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Hot on the tails of The Fabulous - What's Hot 2021 Edit from Latest in Beauty comes The Telegraph Beauty School Box absolutely chocker full of fabulous beauty products you're gonna love. The beauty edit coincides with the Telegraph's Beauty School's series of online masterclasses and features an exclusive selection of brands and products all approved and recommended by Beauty Director Sonia Haria.

Inside, you'll find the edit full to the brim with eclectic formulas that have you covered from top to toe including those that help you master the art of glowy makeup to achieving your best ever hair as well as perfecting your skincare routine. Worth over £186, there are sixteen products from brands such as Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, Lumene and Bioderma and it can be yours for £45 and if you're a LIB Pro member, you'll get 15% off too!

Let's look inside...

Monday 15 February 2021

NEW REN Clean Skincare // Brightening Dark Circle Eye Cream

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Clean Skincare is at the heart of what REN do meaning incredible products created with sustainable ingredients from sustainable sources every time plus they're sustainably packaged too. I've used a number of their products over the years and regularly pin the Evercalm and Radiance collections as my all-time favourites so imagine my delight when their all-new eye cream landed in my skincare loving hands. 

When I first spied that oh so familiar orange packaging I knew the eye cream was going to be bumped up to the daily routine - the REN Radiance range is my go-to with the Evercalm range right behind it so with claims of brightening, dark circle reducing powers it was almost as though this little baby was made for me.

Friday 12 February 2021

5 Products You'll Find from ARK Skincare on my Skincare Shelf

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ARK Skincare has been on my radar for some time, from samples within the odd beauty box and rave reviews from friends, it's been the last six months that I've really delved into the brand. Made in Britain and stocked in numerous spas nationwide, ARK Skincare creates beautiful cruelty-free and vegan skincare suitable for all ages and most importantly - it works!

As a brand, they're inclusive and diverse something which is a breath of fresh air to see especially when it comes to their age-targeted ranges as they aim to empower and celebrate the age you are. The range consists of three key age-specific product lines - Protect for teens and twenties, Defend for your thirties and forties, and Defy for those over fifty. 

Each range is supported by SkinPerfectors, a collection of highly effective targeted treatment products to treat any specific skin concerns you may have; and SkinEssential, a family of everyday products for all ages and lifestyles. The combination of selected products from each group provides you with a completely bespoke skincare programme.

Monday 8 February 2021

The Latest in Beauty Fabulous What's Hot 2021 Beauty Box

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With a new year comes an army of new beauty launches and so The Fabulous - What's Hot 2021 Edit is the perfect addition to any beauty lovers product closet. The edit is full of new industry names, new products and innovative formulas. Fabulous and Latest in Beauty say they're seeing a shift in what people are expecting from their products and so they're delivering things so many of us are super passionate about in this perfectly curated beauty edit. 

Teaming up with Fabulous, they've sourced some of the best formulas and tools that tick those boxes and will be on our radar this year. Inside What's Hot 2021 Beauty Edit is thirteen standout products from brands such as Batiste, Sunday Rain, Bare Minerals and L'Occitane. The best bit? The beauty edit is worth £128 but can be yours for just £32.00 and if you're a LIB Pro member, you'll get 15% off! 

You wanna see inside?

Friday 5 February 2021

How to Make the Perfect Valentine's Brunch Charcuterie

Charcuterie boards have kinda blown up a bit the last few years and with good reason - they're delicious!

I worked with a brand and created one for a Christmas campaign and recently did the same again but with a sweet twist so with Valentine's Day on the horizon, I thought I'd throw some photos together and talk you through making the perfect charcuterie for Valentine's Brunch.

If you're unaware of what it is, Charcuterie is a French term for a branch of cooking devoted to prepared meat products, such as bacon, ham, sausage, terrines, galantines, ballotines, pâtés, and confit, primarily from pork but over the years they've been adapted to suit so many more tastes - to be honest, you can create any Charcuterie you fancy including something sweet like I've done here. They make such a great centrepiece for any party spread whatever the occasion 

So do you want to know how to create your own? It's super easy!

Wednesday 3 February 2021

The Look Fantastic February Treasure Edit

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Hellooo... how are we in February already? January was the longest yet fastest month ever and we're finally on our way to lighter evenings and the smell of Spring in the air! A new month also means there's a new Look Fantastic box and the February Beauty Edit features six fabulous products that make up the box of Treasure! 

Inside you'll also find their fabulous Beauty Box Guide that talks you through the products and how to use them so you get the most out of them as well as beauty news and information.

OFFER // You can get 10% off your first Look Fantastic box on 3, 6 and 12 month subscriptions using ALICEXBB1 - order here.

Shall we take a look?

Monday 1 February 2021

A Box of Sunshine by L'Occitane

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On a relatively grey day in January, L'Occitane brightened my spirits when A Box of Sunshine landed on my doorstep. For 2021, the PANTONE Colours of the Year for 2021 are PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray and PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating, two colours that best express the current times - a dependable grey and a vibrant yellow. They say the two colours are a union of strength and positivity, a story of colour that encapsulates deeper feelings of thoughtfulness with the promise of something sunny and friendly - something we need right now.

We need to feel that everything is going to get brighter, something essential to the human spirit.

So how does L'Occitane come into this? Well... PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating is very similar to L'Occitane's burst of yellow and what better way to celebrate than with some of their most loved yellow products.
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