By Sunny Andrea
With another year over and the cold snap dying down, I definitely think it’s time for us to start getting ready to look and feel great again for SS17. There’s some fabulous brands out there which will have you feeling like a summer goddess in no time and that won’t break the bank. I wanted to share with you some of my favourite beauty gift ideas that I know you will love! These brands are not only reliable and trustworthy but they are so kind on your skin and work well to have you feeling fantastic. Enjoy ladies……
Soft & Gentle- Daily Shower Wash:
This is a must for anyone looking for a gentle body wash that’s every inch kind to your skin that not only smells great but a little goes a long way! Soft & Gentle are known for their innovative beauty/toiletries range and this new shower wash is certainly one I recommend. It leaves your skin feeling very silly soft with no nasty irritation afterwards. It is feminine beauty care at its best and the product gives me an instant fresh feeling and is priced at an affordable £2.99 for a 250ml bottle. The product is available from Superdrug, Boots and all leading beauty retailers.
Soft & Gentle- Fragranced Spray:
A perfect accompaniment to the daily shower wash is the fragranced spray from Soft & Gentle which is perfect for after the shower use or just a general refresh during the day. The spray like the body wash is gynaecologist approved and is perfect for ‘intimate skin’ areas is priced at £2.99 for a 150ml spray bottle. The product is available from Superdrug, Boots and all leading beauty retailers.
Mavala- The Eclectic Collection:
This beautiful new nail polish collection from Mavala is all about vibrancy and mixing it up. What a clever collection with something for all seasons and weathers with each shade and bottle representing an international city. I have tried a few of these shades but my favourites have to be Barcelona which is a sassy, fun, girly pink shade – and PERFECT for a night out or needing to brighten up your day! Another great shade is Budapest which is a nice nude shade, on me, it resembles a mocha-like colour and is ideal for day to day going to work as it’s not OTT but keeps your nails looking smart, glossy and neatly manicured. There really is a shade for everyone and the great thing that I have to point out is that these polishes do NOT contain the harmful chemicals and ingredients that others contain and importantly they are free from animal connections and free from metals. The collection is priced at £4.95 for a 5ml bottle and is available to purchase via online beauty retailers, John Lewis and selected independent pharmacies.
Skyn Iceland- Under Eye Illuminator:
This has to be my favourite under eye illuminator yet as it’s just light feeling, non greasy and very refreshing. Most importantly, it actually does a great job of reducing the look of dark circles under the eye with the help of its light reflecting particles. This product to me is certainly one I keep on shouting about as it’s instant heaven in a tube! You simply glide the ball a little under your eye and bang! The results speak for themselves and gives you a pretty instant face makeover! Not only is it great for dark circles, but the illuminator contains anti-ageing ingredients and others which helps stimulate the blood flow so all of this mixed together creates some heaven, enabling any fine lines and wrinkles to be smoothed over time as well as revitalise and refresh the eye area! Skyn is a brand from Iceland and I think you should certainly checkout their complete collection. The under eye illuminator is priced at £32.00 for a 15ml tube and available for purchase online via skyniceland.com
Skyn Iceland- Pure Cloud Cream:
We all know how important it is to look after our skin and face and that’s why I want to tell you about this little jar of heaven from Skyn Iceland. Not only is this moisturiser a pleasure to apply, its lightweight and keeps my skin feeling hydrated all through the day. I literally apply a small amount of this cream all over my face and neck area in the morning and come evening, I’m still feeling protected. The cream is great as this cold weather usually makes my skin dry and uneven feeling but since applying Skyn, it has really helped and the dry feeling has disappeared and I feel like so much goodness has come my way. I have sensitive skin so it’s great to know I can apply this and have no back reactions at the end of it. Pure Cloud Cream is priced at £41.00 for a 50ml tub and available for purchase online via skyniceland.com
Caudalie- Beauty Elixir:
Caudalie is a world renowned beauty brand, one that’s been a hit with women all over and will continue to wow! They’ve brought out a beautiful product which gives your face a little burst of radiance, great for everyday use and perfect for tightening any open pores. This product is nothing but pure goodness and with it’s essential oils and mixture of extracts of rosemary, orange blossom, rose extracts, benzoin and myrrh it’s one that should be on any gift list for that someone special. It will provide you with a lovely boost of facial radiance and is also great for setting makeup. This 100ml bottle is priced at £32.00 and is available at caudalie.com, John Lewis and major beauty retailers.