Thursday, 22 December 2011

Giveaway Winners

Thanks to those of you who entered the giveaway - the winner of the Barefoot SOS Body Lotion is Cath and the winner of the Face Wash is Fonce. Please send me your addresses to my email address on my contact page and I will post them out to you asap! xx

Monday, 19 December 2011

Cetaphil Restoroderm

Cetaphil Restoroderm CleanserI really wasn't sure about these Cetaphil products when I first started using them. The name isn't very memorable and the packaging doesn't blow me away and the moisturiser was fine but with my incredibly dry skin on my legs during winter it takes a lot for me to recommend a body moisturiser that actually keeps my itching under control. Cetaphil Restoraderm Moisturiser really does reduce dryness and has made my eczema so much more bearable.

Using advanced ceramide and Filaggrin technology these Restoraderm products are specifically designed to help dry, eczema prone skin. Filaggrins are proteins normally found in the outermost layer of healthy skin that help hold it together, people who suffer from eczema are often missing filaggrin or it's not working properly so these products help rebuild this barrier and so far they've been working for me.

I've been applying in the morning and evening and have been itching much less and the red patches on my legs have started to go down. Behind my knees gets particularly bad at this time of year and I spend half my day itching them through my jeans - so far I've been resisting that urge and in fact haven't thought about it. It's suitable for toddlers and children and is non-greasy and easily absorbed.

Christmas Suggestions #3

Origins Nourishing Treatment MaskYou didn't actually think you'd get away with a Christmas without me mentioning Liz Earle. Regular readers will know that I really love their products so it's pretty tough for me to decide which of their products to recommend specifically for Christmas. But I've finally decided on the Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask which I've been testing out for the last month and really love, especially now it's got really cold, my face hasn't dried out at all.

This product is suitable for all skin types which is why it's particularly good as a Christmas present, and it's pretty versatile. You can either apply a thick layer to your face and neck after cleansing, put your feet up for 10-15 minutes, and remove with a muslin cloth soaked in warm water, then cleanse. Or just leave it on overnight which is what I've been doing as my skin was so dry with the sudden change of weather. In fact this applied to any problem area and left on overnight is really wonderful. It is just gorgeous, natural and soothing.

The best thing is that a starter kit of this which is a 50ml tube of the mask and a muslin cloth is only £13.50 which is really reasonable. You only need to use this as and when you need it so it should last a nice long time and a 50ml tube on it's own is only £12.75. Very good for sisters in laws, cousins or the difficult to buy for friends xx

P.S worth going to the Liz Earle website just for a glimpse of her cute dog!

Friday, 16 December 2011

Christmas Suggestions #2

Ojon Dry Recovery Set
Dry Recovery set
There's no getting around it, Ojon products are expensive, especially if you haven't used them before and don't know if they work for you or not. But at the moment they are doing these fantastic three piece starter sets for only £15 and many other gift sets besides.

Ojon Damage Reverse
Damage Reverse
If you are struggling to find a gift for someone and you know they colour their hair or straighten it a lot I would recommend the Dry Recovery or Damage Reverse three piece starter sets. Restorative hair treatment which improves the condition of dry, damaged and coloured hair overnight, and then Hydrating shampoo and conditioner - this set would also be an amazing present for someone who is jetting off to somewhere hot as they won't take up too much room in a washbag.

I would also love the Volume advance three piece starter kit, also for £15 it volumises your hair without weighing it down and contains a pot of the wonderful Damage Reverse overnight treatment which will last you for ages and is worth the money on it's own. I'm addicted to it and would be very pleased to receive it as a present! xx

Monday, 12 December 2011

Christmas Suggestions #1

I love Origins and I know what my favourites are from years of trying out and using their products - what is fantastic at Christmas though is their wonderful selection of gift sets. It means you can choose exactly what you think your friends should be trying out and would love.

Origins Famous Favourites
Famous Favourites
You can choose your price range on the website and the sets come in gorgeous little bags and boxes. I've picked a few of my favourites (hint, hint) but you should go and have a look for yourself especially if your struggling for inspiration.

Right so my gift set of choice is Famous Favourites - not the cheapest option at £62 but it has the most variety and is great for any woman over 25. It includes Starting Over age-erasing moisturiser with Mimosa, Modern Friction a gentle, natural exfoliator and Incredible spreadable ginger body smoother among other things.
Origins Ginger Treat Set
Ginger Treat set

For the slightly older city dweller I love the Perfectly Protected set which is slightly cheaper at £39 and has three A Perfect World products - one of my personal Origins favourites.

For something really festive then Ginger Treats is only £29 and these three products, Ginger Souffle, Incredible Spreadable and Ginger Float, are incredibly spoiling. A very good present for the mother-in-law or aunt I think.

There's even an option for the man in your life with a £30 Man's Best Friend set of natural, male friendly products to moisturise, soothe and clean xx

Friday, 9 December 2011

Funny Friday Video

Not makeup related... but I love this... and don't forget to enter my giveaway


Thursday, 8 December 2011


Barefoot Soothing Face & Body Wash
Soothing Face and Body Wash
I'm very excited to announce that I have two Barefoot SOS products to giveaway! The Barefoot SOS skin rescue range is just what we need at this time of year now the winter weather has properly set in. With a carefully crafted blend of the highest quality natural ingredients their products are perfect for those with dry or sensitive skin.

So first I have Soothing Face and Body Wash - a gentle, non-drying wash with Panthenol and Allantoin to maintain skins moisture level, Evening Primrose and Jojoba oil to condition and Chickweed and Burdock extracts to cool and soothe.

Barefoot SOS Daily Rich Body Lotion
Barefoot SOS Daily Rich Body Lotion
The second giveaway is Daily Rich Body Lotion - a silky smooth lotion containing Chickweed and mallow extracts to cool and soothe, Shea Butter for protection against the elements, Argan and Macadamia oils to nourish and smells fantastic with Orange Blossom and Lavender.

To enter you have to be a follower of this blog and then just add a comment to this post saying which product you'd rather receive and then I'll pick two winners and announce them next week! xx

Friday, 2 December 2011


OK so my website is basically ready - just need to tweak about the pictures a little bit but it is there for all to see. All down to the amazing work of Sam of Googledigook who designed it (3 times eventually... after we got hacked) and worked so hard and was always nice...

Kay Montano - Friday Video

I love these tutorials - wish they gave a bit more info on which brushes she uses etc... ugh she makes it look so easy

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