Tis the Season!

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Tis’ the season!

With Christmas fast approaching, it only makes sense to think about great stocking fillers that are great for you beauty wellbeing!

In the spirit of Christmas, here are my top stocking fillers to give your loved ones a pleasant surprise.

  1. Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water.

This magic water has been the rage of the year and it’s a good thing we can get it in a travel friendly size! Micellar water gently removes your make up (even the most stubborn mascara) and leaves your skin feeling fresh.

  1. No7 Beautiful Skin Dry Skin Rescue

Winter brings about the festive season, but it also brings around dry skin and we need to get on that fast. Give your skin a lift with this light formula by No7! Try after exfoliating for all day moisture.

  1. Champneys Body Butter

A mini delight in this golden box will leave you skin feeling great and smelling amazing. This is a great stocking filler for a little luxury. This can be used all over the body and is ideal for a post shower indulgence.

  1. Toni & Guy Conditioner.

Being busy with all the preparations, we often forget about the wellbeing of our locks! This Conditioner comes in a lovely size to slip into a stocking! Let it sit for 5 mins and it will leave your hair soft and perfect for styling.

  1. The Body Shop Mineral & Ginger Face Mask

Clay is great for drawing out the impurities in your skin and The Body Shop offers a cruelty free way to do this! Put this mask on your face and neck after cleansing and let its magic work. Finish off with a facial oil or moisturiser for glowing skin on Christmas Day.

  1. BURT’S BEES Lip Balm

Burt’s Bees encourage the natural honey production of bees and celebrate the magic ingredient in their Lip Balms. Get the whole set and share the love with your family and friends.

 

I hope these ideas spark your beauty journey. Stocking fillers are a great way to get people to try new products and adds a bit of variety to their routines.

 

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

 

You can buy these stocking fillers here:

 

Micellar Water- http://www.garnier.co.uk/skin-care/beauty/garnier/micellar?gclid=CMTuna_CjdECFfcy0wod8x4LFQ&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CO69p6_CjdECFSkT0wodLeMOGw

 

Dry Skin Rescue- http://www.garnier.co.uk/skin-care/beauty/garnier/micellar?gclid=CMTuna_CjdECFfcy0wod8x4LFQ&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CO69p6_CjdECFSkT0wodLeMOGw

 

Body Butter-  http://www.garnier.co.uk/skin-care/beauty/garnier/micellar?gclid=CMTuna_CjdECFfcy0wod8x4LFQ&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CO69p6_CjdECFSkT0wodLeMOGw

 

Face Mask- https://www.thebodyshop.com/en-gb/my-skin-type/shine-free-balanced-skin/warming-mineral-mask/p/p000803

 

Conditioner – https://store.toniandguy.com/

 

Lip Balm- https://www.burtsbees.co.uk/?cm_mmc=PPC_Google-_-Brand_Pure_EX-_-burts%20bees-_-burts%20bees&gclid=CMrulKLCjdECFaMW0wodl6MOmw

 

Photography by Ian Vernon: www.ianvernonphotography.co.uk

 

Winter Hacks

With winter officially here and the Christmas spirit setting in, it’s easy to get caught in the rush and lose track of your skincare. With an array of products being presented to us, sometimes we can forget about the basics that our skin needs. This winter is all about simplicity and restoring all the goodness in our skin that we lose to the season.  From tools of the trade to my favourite skincare hacks, this will be your ultimate guide to having skin as glowy as your Christmas decorations.

Scrub a dub dub.

The key to avoiding those scaly knees and grey elbows is to scrub at least twice a week.  The importance of exfoliation is to remove dead and dry skin and prepare your skin for moisturisation.

Grainy scrubs work the best, you can choose suitable ones from most healthcare stores or make your own. My favourite is the Soap and Glory, Flake Away Salt Scrub, not only does this smell great, but a little goes a long way. If you fancy something all natural then here is a quick fix scrub that you can make in batches.

What you need:

  • 25ml Olive Oil or melted Coconut Oil
  • 2 tbsps. granulated sugar or salt
  • A few drops of essential oil (optional)

To make:

Mix all the ingredients together and this can be stored in an airtight container in your shower. Use in circular motions, focusing on your joints.

Hydration and Moisturisation. 

After regular scrubbing, maintaining moisture is a must. Your skin dries out very quickly in the winter and often goes flaky because of the lack of moisture. By moisturising you are restoring the natural oils that were removed by scrubbing. This can be done by using an oil, body butter or lotion and is best to apply after showering as the pores will be open and absorb more.

Here are my top three picks for Body Moisturisers this winter:

  1. Baby Oil. This is a cheap and cheerful moisturiser that can be used straight on the skin or mixed in with you bath while you soak up the moisture. This is best to be used before bed to avoid staining on your clothes.
  2. Coconut Body Butter, The Body Shop. The Body Shop offers different scents of body butter, but all provide great moisture for the skin and is perfect for after shaving. This a perfect
  3. Vaseline Spray & Go. This comes in three scents including Aloe Vera. Spray and Go provides a quick spray of moisture which is perfect for the mornings and quick getaway days.

Skincare hack: Alongside moisturising, try and drink at least two pints of water a day for the ultimate glow.

Tools of the trade

Alongside the products, there are a few told of the trade that are a must in everyone’s skincare collection all year round. J

  • Loofah/ exfoliating mitt

This is a great team up with your favourite shower gel and is perfect if you need a more abrasive scrub (great for pre-tan and pre-shave prep). They’re a cheap and cheerful and a great way to keep your skin glowing.

  • Cotton Pads

Cotton pads are a must in the skincare hamper. These are great to remove make up and generally cleanse the skin.

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