With it still being Winter, sometimes through these colder months, I tend to find my skin feeling dull and gloomy. With it being well into the New Year now, I like to cleanse and detox my body and also look at new ways to improve my skin and beauty regime… I wanted to share some beauty gems with you to bring skin back to life and ensure you’re flair is always there!
For those that don’t know by now my favourite brand of mine is the British beauty brand Baylis and Harding they have a superb range of products that not only cater for people with sensitive skin such as myself but their fragrant products are all UK manufactured and there is something for everyone.
For daily use in the shower I absolutely love their jojoba, Silk and almond shower cream not only does it feel ridiculously soft and smooth on your skin but it’s gentle, calming and full of goodness containing almond oils. I find a little goes a long way and it’s a simple as lather up and then rinse off it’s even nice to add this into the bath to create some bubbles and just soak and relax- Perfect after a long day. The shower creme comes in a 500ml bottle and is available to purchase online as well as in boots and other leading toiletries companies. Another cute gift set from them is the pink Prosecco and elderflower fragranced moisturising lotion and supersoft socks set. I absolutely love this little box set as it’s just everything you need after a long day or even any day just to come home and slip your feet into some soft comfy warm socks and also give your feet a touch of luxury using the moisturising foot lotion, it’s definitely a little luxury and some think you can treat your feet to whilst relaxing in front of the TV. The foot lotion is extremely kind to your skin moisturising and comes in 125ml tube. It’s simple have somebody whether it be a friend or loved one sister or anyone or even yourself squeeze a bit of the moisturising lotion into the palm of your hands, swirl it together and apply directly onto feet. I preferably like to use this after I’ve stepped out the shower, a bit of lotion on the feet and then slip the socks on – Ahh, pure bliss!
For more on this fabulous British brand and the complete collection of affordable luxury, do check out their website at baylisandharding.com
With Valentine’s Day soon approaching why not say a ‘cheers’ with Cranes Cider. Its the perfect accompaniment with your loved one this Valentine’s Day. I’ve always been more of a cider girl on the champagne girl and the migraine side it has to be one of my favourite drinks as they are full of taste they come in some delicious fruity five flavours and they are very light drinks with only 4% volume of alcohol. What I like about the ciders is that they made using the finest of ingredients and the taste of each sip is just so refreshing and you could easily enjoy a bottle without feeling any funny after-effects. The site is come in 500ml glass bottles and come in three fabulous flavours which are raspberries and pomegranate cranberries and lime and blueberries and apples. One thing that really stood out to me was that cranes actually have 30% less calories than other leading brand ciders and for me that’s an important thing as it’s nice to know that what you’re drinking is always a little bit easier on yourself. If you’re more into the lick yours then another perfect drink this Valentine’s Day would be the Cranbury and blood orange look your perfect for making some beautiful cocktails the special thing about this to cure is that it’s not really smooth tasting but it’s been made with the finest cranberries all the way from Wisconsin USA it also of course has blood orange juice and also the orange rice. This 20cl little bottle of luxury is definitely worth having a small sip this Valentine’s Day.
Cranes drinks is founded by two twin brothers Daniel and Ben and formed from their love of cranberries (the fruit). For more on Cranes drinks, do checkout their website at drinkcranes.co.uk
Staying on the topic of love and Valentine’s Day it’s so lovely to be able to get dressed up and go out with your loved one and part of dressing up for me is that I need the clothes for the make up. Take Two Cosmetics have got some fabulous make up palette eyeshadow palette and lashes to make anyone go WOW! If you love your sparkles and glitter on this brand is definitely up your street and one to check out. First on my list to shout about is the Revolution Palette this beautiful palette contains 16 colours of perfection for your eyes ranging from some new tones to pinks to reds and even the black if you want to vamp it up a little. Take Two cosmetics products are all are vegan and cruelty free which means that they have not been tested on animals.
They have a stunning collection of lashes to enhance your eyes and own lashes – all very natural and sassy looking (unless you want to go for bold and dramatic) and easy to apply too. Some favourite lashes of mine has to be Dynamite, Flirt and Diva. The lashes are priced at £11.99 each and are strip lashes and are applied with your usual lash glue and can be re used approximately 20 times depending on the care you take with your lashes. Lashes are the extra added luxury eye accessory I always say! I just love them! If you struggle with applying lashes, then Take Two Cosmetics has an their Deluxe Eyelash Applicator which gives you a perfect end result and is a lot less stressful if you aren’t too steady with lashes. This handy tool is a makeup bag must have and is priced at £7.99.
Framing your face is a must and the one area that is always kept tidy and clean is the brow area – brows must always be looking fabulous and Take Two Cosmetics have a fabulous product to help you do just that! Their Deluxe Brow Cushion is a little pot of compact fabulousness and works wonders on my brows which are infact a little patchy and thin in places. It comes with a precision brush which allows you to carefully create the perfect brow and very natural looking too. It comes in two shades; Onyx for those with dark/brunette hair and Pecan for blondes and lighter shades. What I find really special is that this product is infused with vitamin E so it’s really does help promote healthier growth and brows and alongside that, the product is waterproof and sweat proof so no worries about any awkward smudges. This little bundle of joy is priced at £12.99 and is available via the Take Two Cosmetics website.
It doesn’t stop there, so alongside beautiful brows and lashes, there is a stunning palette that is perfect for the face & eyes and I am talking about the Glam Girl Glitter Palette. This stunning glitter palette is suited for both the day and the night and infact any party. It has 12 shades of glitter perfection to create any look and suit all skin tones. The quality of the product is high and the colours come out exactly as you see them in the sparkling palette. The pressed glitters don’t require any primer or glue however feel free to add a little just to ensure that extra hold. The glitters are perfect for the face, eye area (with caution) and also can be used to add a little extra glam to your current nails and manicure. The bold and bright shades of glitter will just blow you away. This has to be a favourite for me. I just love the added glam of this product!
Priced at £25.00 they are worth every penny and affordable for all or as a special gift for glitter and sparkle makeup lovers!
For more updates on the Take Two Collection, give them a follow on social media Instagram @TakeTwoCosmetics and also checkout all their lovely items via their website at www.taketwocosmetics.com They really are a special brand with some lovely items and ones that should not be missed from your makeup collection.
If you are like me and have sensitive skin and sometime have concerns about changing your make up brands well I have to say that I’ve been getting on really well with W7 cosmetics lately which have not only suited my skin perfectly but their products actually do feel kinder and they look fabulous on my olive skin tone. I sometimes tend to struggle with darkness around my eyes but by using their Go Corrective Concealer (Lavender), I really haven’t had to worry at all as this little wonder pot does an outstanding job and a little definitely go the long way. The concealer is lovely to work with as it’s creamy and doesn’t leave your skin looking dry and patchy. Priced at under £5, this is a concealer not to be left on the shelves.
As an overall coverage product for your face, to work alongside this concealer, I would definitely recommend trying out the Legend Foundation. This is a liquid form, long lasting facial foundation which sits pretty on your face and gives a flawless look, nothing sticky or matte and gives a very natural look and feel. Obviously you can build this up to whatever coverage you wish but for me, one layer works a treat and applied using a foundation brush to blend it in is so easy. The foundation is priced at £7.95 and is available to purchase via the W7 Cosmetics website at www.w7cosmetics.co.uk
If you want to spice up your look for an evening out, add a splash of colour to your lips using a bold red, pretty pink or flirty coral lipstick or checkout the Full Time Lip Cover double ended products. These are extremely long lasting, like a whole day and highly pigmented so you can ensure full colour too! Simply apply the colour onto your lips, I like to leave it a little to set and then add a coat of gloss over it and your done- sexy gorgeous lips! Another fabulous point to note is that W7 Cosmetics have never tested any of their products on animals. A true winner in my eyes!
Why not start getting yourself and your cupboards stocked and ready for the spring and summer coming. There’s lots out there for you to enjoy and make yourself feel every inch perfect. Take care of your skin, your body and stay feeling beautiful! You deserve it!