How do you book yours? (salon appointments)

Edinburgh, sunset, arthurseat

Ok so I have clearly had far too much sugar and I couldn’t resist the cheesy cream egg themed title. When in need of a Hair or Beauty appointment how do you book? In person, text, call, email or online? … Continue reading

Gloss, stain, stick its all you’ll ever need for your lips – YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres -15 Rose Vinyl

So this is my first make-up based post. I have decided to share my all time favourite lip colour – its a gloss/stain/stick all in one! Amazing! I first got my hands on this little under a year ago and … Continue reading

Spa at home – best bits

That’s me reached the end of my spa at home reviews. We had such fun trying out the range of products and discovered new must have beauty essentials. Each of our favourites are listed below: Leanne – Neal and Wolf … Continue reading

Balance Me Stellar Face Balm

Balance Me Beauty Stellar Face Balm – Part of my spa at home reviews.

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What they say:

this multi tasking product can be used for a whole range of things – lip balm, cuticle cream, dry patches, hair taimer, on impending coldsores, insect bites, face mask, sports protection, overnight treatment. Ingredients include: organic shea butter, virgin coconut oil, rosehip oil and mango seed butter, neroli, may chang and red mandarin which work together to smooth, softer and shield skin.
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What we say:

I have a confession – I used this little beauty as soon as it arrived and decided at the moment there was no way it was leaving my possession for the other girls to try. I did share and let others test but only my mum and sister under my strict supervision. I can’t say enough good things about this hero product. My favourite is an indulgent over night face treatment, it absorbs much quicker than expected and you wake up with super soft and hydrated skin that feels healthy and glowing. My mum and sister agreed and loved the results. It’s great on dry lips and handy for rubbing on blisters to stop the sting or friction from shoes. It smells zesty and up-lifting. I can see myself buying this time and time again, although it seems to be lasting well so perhaps I won’t have to. If you need a new hero in you life then get ordering. This cold weather is a perfect excuse to treat your skin with the TLC of Balance Me Beauty Stellar Face Balm.

If you want to try Stellar beauty balm it comes in a handy travel/handbag size £5.00 And full size £18.50 you really won’t regret it. Here’s the link – face balm

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Website: http://www.balanceme.co.uk
Twitter: @balancemebeauty

Elemis spa @ home revitalise – me shower gel and Sharp shower body wash

Elemis Shower Gels – Part of my spa at home reviews.

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What they say: Revitalise – me shower gel: this uplifting shower gel will awaken your body and senses. With ingredients to cleanse, condition and care for your skin. A great way to start the day.
Sharp Shower Gel: Part of the performance range this shower gel works to stimulate body and mind, suitable for women and men and is scented with peppermint, spearmint and nettle.

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What we say: If mint scents are your thing then you will love the Sharp shower gel. In all honesty we didn’t think the shower gels were anything to write home about. Yes the have a nice scent (quite masculine smelling) and they leave you feeling super squeaky clean but they wouldn’t be placed in our above average category. If I am spending around £20 a shower gel then I want luxury. In fact a don’t think I would have a budget this big for shower gel, bath oil yes, shower gel no. I did like the revitalise me gel when I covered my self in it and then submerged my body in a nice hot bath. Perhaps I just prefer bath products to shower ones.
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I think this product would be suited to someone who is active and likes to shower in the morning time. Would be a good boost after an early morning gym or swim session. For a limited time Elemis are offering 5 free travel size treats with the purchase of two full size items. You can get your hands on the shower gels here:
Revitalise – me shower gel £17.00 here
Sharp Shower Body wash £19.50 Here

Website: http://www.elemis.com
Twitter: @Elemis

Elemis Freshskin Tired Eyes Soothing Eye Rescue

Elemis Freshskin Tired Eyes Soothing Eye Rescue- Part of my spa at home reviews.

What they say: Refreshes, hydrates and reduces puffiness around the delecate eye area.

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What we say: we all agreed that this was cooling and soothing to the eye area but couldn’t decide if it was due to it being cold and wet or due to its ingredients. I use the product more than the others and I have to say it was great for weakening up my eyes during the day when using the computer and first thing in the morning. It does refresh and give a wide awake feeling. I can’t confirm the reducing of puffiness claim and will update if this changes with continued use.

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If you are looking for a handbag essential to revitalise tired eyes throughout the day the rescue costs £15 here it is also avalible in selected salons and superdrug stores nationwide. You can find our more about the Freshskin range that has been developed for teens to twentys skin here – http://www.elemis.com/freshskin/
Website: http://www.elemis.com
Twitter: @elemisfreshskin

Argentum La Potion Infinie

Argentum La Potion Infinie – Part of my Spa at Home reviews

What they say: Normally I try to sum up the product claims in my own words, however I found Argentum a little bit complicated to explain. So this is what they say on the webpage: La potion infinie is 99.5% naturally derived. Comprising of Silver Hydrosol & DNA HP it is a super hydrating, restorative, anti-age cream. Its unique synthesis of powerful active ingredients will have a profound effect on your skin, resulting in an all-encompassing spiritual and physical treatment of wrinkles, facial blemishes and oxidative stress. Silver Hydrosol regulates skin flora with its natural anti-bacterial properties. DNA HP promotes cell regeneration, crucially the production of collagen and elastin and reduces lipid peroxidation. Its high molecular weight results in excellent absorption, enabling optimum hydration. This synergetic action results in tissue regeneration and acts as a powerful antioxidant – a bioactive formula, delivering a new experience for a visibly healthier complexion. (text taken from Argentum webite Here )

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What we say: One of the girls, Yvonne, was super excited to review this product, having previously used samples from her Glossybox she had more than enough good things to say about it: “It tightens, it firms and your skin glows” were her claims. I used the cream morning and evening for 3 days and it did indeed provide an instant tightening and smoothing feeling. I found the cream a bit strong for my skin type and had a little irritation over my cheekbones. I would perhaps only use the cream on occasions I felt my skin needed a treat. I passed on my remaining samples to my mum and watched her amazement as she felt her skin lightly tighten. I think this product it perfect for someone with a few more laughter lines than myself and could see a difference in my mums skins after a few uses.

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Totally in love with the packaging

With ingredients including silver it is no surprise that Argentum is situated at the higher end of the beauty market £147.00 (70ml) Here or if you want to try a little before you buy you can get a sample size here despite the high price tag I would have no hesitation in purchasing if my skin was more mature.

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Such a generous sample size.

Twitter: @lapotioninfinie
Website: http://www.argentumapothecary.com

Nivea Raspberry Rose Lip butter

Nivea Raspberry Rose Lip butter – Part of my Spa at Home reviews

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What they say: NIVEA Lip Butter contains shea butter and almond oil. It melts into lips leaving them feeling soft, smoth and nourished. The long lasting formula helps to keep lips moisturised and healthy looking all day long.

What we say: We love this little tin. Packed full of moisture and smells devine. We all now carry this as a handbag essential. Yes there are more luxurios lip products but this does what it says for the bargin price of around £2.00. Nivea keeping up its name as the leading brand in budget beauty.

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The lip butter retails for around £2.00 per tin and can be puchased in a range of places including Boots and Superdrug (buy online at superdrug for £1.49).

website: http://www.nivea.co.uk
Twitter: @nivea

Noble Isle Bath and shower Gel – Fragrance sampler set

Noble Isle Bath and shower Gel, Fragrance sampler set – Part of my Spa at home reviews What they say: Sourced from throughout Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales using carefully sourced Brittish natural extracts, the Noble Isle Fragrance sampler collection … Continue reading