Wednesday 28 July 2021

Award-winning skincare for your baby from Weleda

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Deciding on what baby skincare products to use can be a bit of a minefield especially if once baby is here, their skin is super sensitive and reacts easily. We've used a few different brands over the years with our son and tend to stick to Mustela, Aveeno and Weleda for him now he's older so going back to Weleda Baby made sense for our newest addition to the family. 

The 100% certified natural baby ranges have been comprehensively designed to work with all types of babies' skin from normal through to hypersensitive. Each product has been researched by their team of midwives and pharmacists to help support the development of healthy skin - especially as Babies' skin is five times thinner than adult skin and frequently changes according to the environment, developmental stage and health.

Sunday 25 July 2021

Latest in Beauty Style Summer Essentials Edit

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The hotly anticipated Style Summer Essentials Edit has landed at Latest in Beauty and you are gonna have to be quick to snap this beauty up! It sold out in just six days last time and with Fenty, MAC Cosmetics, Aveda, and many more brands included it's gonna be a sure-fire hit with beauty fans.

It's bigger, brighter, and bolder than ever before and FULL of 14 beauty-team-approved products as well as a LiB best-kept secret in the form of a spicy and sultry scent from Ted Baker. The box is worth £265 and is the ultimate edit, with some really incredible products that'll deliver amazing results.

The limited collection will retail at £48.00 and you'll also get 15% if you're a LiB Pro member.

You're not going to want to miss this one...

Friday 23 July 2021

L'Occitane's Essence of Summer with 4 NEW Verbena limited edition collections

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As Summer rolls around it means it is time to get ready for some tantalising limited edition collections from L'Occitane and they have pulled it out of the bag this year! One of my favourite collections from the French skincare brand is Verbena so I love it when they add a little twist to it. 

If you're unfamiliar with Verbena, it is a citrus green and woody scent - beautifully soothing yet surprisingly energising. Historically, Verbena was found in the south of France but over time hotter countries like Morocco began cultivating it and it died out in Provence. It was L'Occitane's wish to replant and restore the verbena tradition in the region and so Philippe and Magalie Mary, their trusted partners, welcomed the idea and started to cultivate the lemon-scented plant in Jouques (Provence), in a natural green oasis, a sheltered land between the mountains and protected by the Natura 2000 European label.

This season, the brand has created four limited edition ranges of refreshing Verbena textures and scents to explore and so I'm going to show you Verbena Citrus.

Monday 19 July 2021

The CEW 2021 Beauty Awards // Latest in Beauty

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Who's ready for another beauty box from Latest in Beauty? The CEW 2021 Beauty Awards Edit is celebrating excellence and product innovation within the beauty industry and this exclusive edit is a fab way for you to get to grips with the products too. 

CEW is the biggest professional membership organisation for the Beauty Industry in the UK, with over 1000 members from brands and retailers to manufacturers and influencers. Each year they gather together and vote on the best new beauty launches across thirty-three categories and this year is the 16th anniversary of doing just that. 

The edit gives us a sneak peek at what will be showcased and in September the winners will be announced plus you get to pick nine products to curate your box to exactly your specifications. 

Let me show you mine...

Sunday 18 July 2021

Introducing Skin Academy Zero The 100% Natural & Sustainable Skincare Range now available at Feel Unique

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With Feel Unique being the go-to for all things beauty, it was great to see another skincare brand launching with them recently. Skin Academy Zero is a 100% natural and sustainable skincare range that encourages you to have a positive impact on both your skin and the environment. The range includes simplified ingredients, gentle botanical formulas and sustainable packaging putting your skin and our planet first. 

Skin Academy ZERO prides itself on being a small family owned British brand created and manufactured in the UK. All the formulas are SGS-Certified as 100% natural and designed to care for all skin types using plant based ingredients. 

Also, in celebration of their launch with Feel Unique the skincare brand have collaborated with Ecologi, a global environmental organisation and so for every ZERO product sold on Feel Unique, a tree will be planted - amazing right?!

Wednesday 14 July 2021

Three facial sunscreens worth your time

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Finding the most suitable facial sunscreen has taken me years and boy have most of the products available now come on in leaps and bounds! Even just a few years ago I found facial sunscreens heavy, gloopy and oily making them terrible to wear under makeup but with brands such as SOS Serum, Institut Esthederm, Bioderma and YSL leading the way with lighter yet effective sunscreens I don't have that problem as much any more. 

I spoke about SOS Serum SPF 50 earlier in the week but for this post, I wanted to focus on three other sunscreens I have on rotation. I use each of them as much as the next depending on my mood, the foundation I'm wearing that day or if I'm makeup free.


Sunday 11 July 2021

Five Skincare products I can't stop reaching for

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In the last year, skincare has quickly become the thing I've been most excited about. I think with lockdown meaning we were at home so much I had the time to really nail my skincare routine and test the products that would land in my hands. I've had to switch it up, even more, this year due to my current pregnancy but it has meant I've had time to put together this post and show you some of my faves, the products that I wouldn't be without right now. 

So.... Here are five skincare products I can't stop reaching for...

Friday 9 July 2021

Five Happy Things // June Edition

It feels weird to still be in this strange Lockdown limbo again - a little part of me did think it may all be over by December and how wrong was I? Now we're tentatively making our way towards indoor dining, soft plays, and seeing more people I'm feeling a little overwhelmed while also trying not to get my hopes up just in case it all goes wrong again. The ups and downs of lockdown eh?

One thing I think we can all agree on is that the last year has taught us a lot. For us, 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'm sharing five happy things that brightened our spirits in June. 


Monday 5 July 2021

God's House Tower is re-opening 9th July & this is why you must visit!

It felt as though as soon as God's House Tower opened for the first time in September 2019, it was closed again due to the pandemic but here we are, all those months later and it is about to re-open to the public on 9th July!

Southampton is awash with history and one thing I always say when walking around our beautiful city is to always look up because there is always something to discover and this wonderful place is no different. God's House Tower is an art and heritage venue in Southampton set within a 13th-century gatehouse, found on Winkle Street as part of the Old Town. It's somewhere I've walked around many times as it's such a beautiful part of the city and there's just so much to discover. 

Sunday 4 July 2021

Princess Cruises to launch 2023 UK and Europe programme earlier than ever

Princess Cruises revealed last week that its UK and Europe season will go on sale earlier than ever before, with itineraries sailing from the Mediterranean and the British Isles, to Scandinavia and Russia, Iceland and Norway. You can expect all 177 departures to go on sale in just two weeks from July 16 2021.

The programme will include 67 unique itineraries, ranging in length from seven to 33 nights. Five MedallionClass ships - Enchanted Princess, Sky Princess, Regal Princess, Emerald Princess and Island Princess will all sail to 116 destinations in 32 countries.

Friday 2 July 2021

Easy ways to get your kids to eat more fruit & veg with the Ninja 2-in-1 Blender

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There's a lot of talk around children and food, even before you have that little one in your arms - there's the question of how you'll feed them once they arrive then before you know it, it's time to wean and that is when it gets really fun. We had a relatively easy weaning journey and that has continued but I always love to find new and inventive ways to make sure our son is getting enough fruit and veg in his system. 

Be it with snack plates, funny ice cube trays, soups and our favourite, smoothies. 

We love a versatile kitchen appliance and the Ninja 2-in-1 Blender available from Very UK is a dream to use. 
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