Pout Event Edinburgh – Ladies Day

Building on the Successes of last years event Pout is back for a second year – get it in your diaries ladies. The weekend of Pout 2013 is fast approaching, It’s Due to take place on the 21st and 22nd … Continue reading

Seaweed Organics Skin Care

Back in April I visited the Scottish Beauty Show. Jam packed with beauty professionals looking for great offers and the next best thing. Amongst the ever increasing range of nail products and fake tan retailers I came across a few … Continue reading

Catch up – hair and beauty show, INAA bloggers do it best, Designer Sales Uk tour.

It’s all been a little quiet on here recently. Quiet blog life = hectic everyday life, new job and impending inspections do not a happy girl make. I won’t bore you with all the details or excuses as to why … 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

Pukka Herbs Ayurveda – face oil, cleanser and moisturiser

Pukka Ayurveda – Face Oil, Cleanser and Moisturiser – Part of my Spa at home review.

What they say: There are three secrets to beautiful skin – deep nourishment, active detoxification and daily rejuvenation. The nourishing face oil- gently infused with rose and rose geranium: is specially formulated for dry or damaged skin and helps to revitalise tired skin. Deep Moisture Day cream: use this to rejuvenate skin, specifically formulated for dry to normal skin Shea butter is used to sooth and soften. Gentle Cleanser: suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. Leaves you skin feeling balanced and pure. (Information taken from http://www.pukkaherbs.com)

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What we say: there is no denying the difference Pukka Herbs skin care made to our skin. We all loved the product (including my mum who I also roped in to trying the firming face oil). Compliments on how good skin was looking happened on more than one occasion to more than one of us. The cleanser leaves skin feeling squeaky clean without the feeling of stripping off the skin.

Pukka was a new brand to two of us and although the others had heard of it this was the first they had used it. In terms of results there is very little at fault with the products but in regards to smell it leaves a lot to be desired. One lf the girls described it as “It is a bit like food that’s good for you, it doesn’t always smell nice but you know its healthy and the results are worth it”. With that said surely there must be something organic that smells nice. One of us would buy it regardless of smell and my mum has snaffled the remainder of my firming oil – claiming she doesn’t know how she lived without it! We all agreed that the oils smell ok and we would all consider repurchasing the oil and recommending it to friends. The smell of the cleanser and balance moisturiser is just not very nice. Despite our unimpressed opinion on the smell, Pukka stick to their word and deliver skin that is feeling ‘balanced and pure’.

Pukka please please find something to lighten the smell, we do love the products but as Leanne summed it up “I have realised smell is everything!”

On the note of smell I can’t recommend the Pukka Herbal Teas highly enough, they smell and taste amazing!! You can discover their range here : pukka tea

Firming face oil £38 here
Nourishing face oil £32 Here
Balancing day cream £25 here
Deep Moisture Day Cream £26 here
Cleanser £11 here

Website: http://www.pukkaherbs.com
Twitter: @pukkaherbs

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

Dr Bronners Magic Soap

Dr Bronners Magic Soap (baby mild) – part of my Spa at Home Reviews

What they say: Dr Bronners magic pure castile soaps are unlike any you have ever used before. The range of gentle soaps are infused with different essential oils and a combination of coconut, jojoba, hemp and olive oil leaving skin feeling silky smooth and refreshed without being aggressive or using synthetic foaming agents, thickners or preservatives. Completely biodegradable and the bottles are made from 100% recycled materials. This multi purpose soap claims to have 18 different uses. ( dr bronner)

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What we say: The 18 different uses include some which I would never dream of trying out, never mind inflict on willing volunteers, soap toothpaste anyone?… Thought not. There are a couple of gems to try out. I used the soap as a shaving lotion and loved it, no irritation like I can often get from other shaving aids and it left my skin silky smooth and glowing. We tried the baby mild non scented soap but they do offer a range of fragranced soaps . The beauty of this product being unscented means you can add your own favourite essential oil and taylor to you preferences. In all honesty the girls seemed uninspired when I pulled this bottle out the bag, it looks plain and simple and essentially it is. The uninspired faces turned to horror when I explained some of the different uses: washing clothes, washing mouth, washing body, and even as a wash for intimate parts (this is no longer recommended by the company but was an original use of the soap) nope still no enthusiasm shown. That was until I pulled the bunny out the hat tah dah! Use it as a body scrub, eyes light up and smiles on faces as I explained you could add your choice of scent and then add your choice of scrub, coffee to banish cellulite, sugar or salt to create a more thorough scrub. Teatree essential oil for invigorating, i could go on and on with combinations. Taking DIY spa to a whole new level! Due to time we have yet to try the scrubs but I couldn’t help sharing our little discovery. I will report back with results when I have them.

Oh I almost forgot the most important part, the soap retails from £1.99 here. We would all buy it again due to the bargain price and recommend it to friends for a fun experiment. Perfect for a travel essential as it can be used as travel clothing wash, body wash, shampoo etc.

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Website: http://www.drbronner.co.uk
Twitter: @drbronner