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The Best Relaxation Gift Sets To Totally De-Stress

Hey Lovelies!

Fancy a gift set to help us destress enough to get our shit together?  We all know of someone who might benefit greatly from some seriously relaxing me-time (a-hem, me). Here are the very best gift sets (vegan included), to ensure you are totally zen and that your shit is well and truly back in its box (until you run out).

1.Personalised Relaxation Gift Set, £26, www.notonthehighstreet.com

Personalised relaxation gift set to destress
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This Christmas gift a loved one some boxed relaxation with this vegan-friendly set. Probably the best present they will receive this year, the gift set includes everything needed to provide a calming, soothing environment. Inside you will find:

A Clay Mask

Hand-Poured Candle

Mineral Bath Infusion

(Provided in a wooden gift box with your personalised message)

Containing the finest quality natural ingredients and being handmade and cruelty-free, you can ensure that both you and your conscience enjoys the rest it deserves.

2.This Works Limited Edition Sleep Mask and Deep Sleep Pillow Spray (250ml), £26.25 (Was £35), www.thisworks.com

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Everyone should own a sleep mask – they just should. This Works is great because it really does what it says on the tin – work! Proven to help you get to sleep faster and to wake up feeling that bit more refreshed, the set is in a league of its own. When you are the person (that would be me again) wide awake, staring at the clock at 4am and thinking, ‘Why God, why?’ you will understand just how valuable a kit like this is. Happy Christmas!

3.Aromatherapy Associates Discovery Wellbeing Bath & Shower Oil Collection Gift Set, £34 (was £40), www.amazon.com

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Aromatherapy Associates’ award-winning oil set offers everything you need to fully submerge yourself in a bath of transcendental calm. Included are 10 outstanding oils. Combining the purest essential oil blends, you can expect a true sensory explosion of therapeutic bliss for mind, body and soul.

4.Tickets For Your Fella To Visit His Favourite Show, 300 Miles Away

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Stress can be triggered by all kinds of things, but when you know the source, the solution may be closer than you think! Whether it’s snoring, temperament, or simply their breathing (just kidding) that is preventing you from having some relaxation time to destress, read on. There is nothing wrong with having a breather, so go ahead and treat him to a night away before the Christmas mayhem takes hold. He will appreciate the gift and you will feel total peace for the night. Now you can have that bath with your oils, light the hand-poured candle, apply said face mask and doze off to the scent of This Works Deep Sleep mist. Happy Christmas!

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The Best Christmas Party Games (That Cost Nothing)

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I have compiled a list of the best and most fun Christmas party games. This time of year causes so much financial strain – so don’t add to it with high-priced unnecessary games that probably won’t raise much of a giggle. The following party games cost nothing. Granted, (should you be an adult) some of them are a tad more enjoyable after a little vino – but hey, it’s Christmas so it’s okay!

Also, should anyone be worried about problems at Christmas you can read the best tips for avoiding stress and ensuring you have an awesome time here

1.For Everyone: The Bauble Game

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Simple yet incredibly fun – whether you are playing the game on Christmas eve with your children, or on Boxing Day evening with your drunken friends. Better yet, all you need is a bauble from your tree (just make sure you don’t grab a beauty gift bauble by accident, or you may not win).

The rules are: Line your baubles up (1 per player) on a smooth surfaced floor. Using a piece of card or A4 paper, the object is to waft your bauble to the finish line without touching it. First one wins. For extra competitive sparkle, delegate someone to blow a whistle for the game to commence. Definitely fun with a drink.

2.For Adults: Have You Ever?

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Make a list of crazy experiences on cards, beginning with “Have You Ever?’ Nominate someone to read out each card. Anyone who admits to any of the experiences on the cards must drink a shot of the other players’ choice. Last person left standing wins.

3.For All: Truth Or Lies?

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I absolutely love playing this Christmas party game – it never gets boring! The game can be formatted to be adult only or child-friendly versions. Basically, the game is a take-off from the very funny TV show, ‘Would I lie to You?’ If you haven’t seen it, it goes like this: Choose a theme (such as childhood experiences or past events).

Get 3 people to write down either a lie or something true about the theme. 2 people have to be lying and 1 is telling the truth. The other team listen whilst each statement is read out and then decide who is telling the truth. If they guess right the other team have to have a shot each.

For child-friendly versions, the winning team get to eat a chocolate or candy, or maybe choose a sour food for the losing team to eat (i.e. A piece of lemon). Just make sure before you begin that no one suffers from any allergies.

4.For All: Karaoke To YouTube

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Christmas party games which involve watching other people massacre songs without any awareness of how bad they sound (visuals of cats voluntarily flinging themselves in a river), are endlessly entertaining (just ask Simon Cowell). You can pick up a cheap mic from most places and now there are even microphones you can plug into your iPhone. However, should you not have one to hand, it doesn’t matter a scrap. People have to choose a song to sing to and the other team members score them from 1-5. After each person has had a go, the lowest scoring person must have to either: have a drink of the other team members choice, do a dare of the other team members choice or eat something they hate.

5.For All: What The Hell Am I Eating?

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This Christmas party game is so funny – but again, it is very important to ensure no one is allergic to anything beforehand – or it could end up being extremely unfunny. The general idea: Say, if you have 4 people blindfolded and one person supplying the food. A selection of delicacies is tried by each person. Firstly, with a peg on their nose and then again without the peg. The aim obviously is to guess correctly as to what they are tasting.

Each loser for each trial must either:  eat 2 mouthfuls of their most-hated food or drink; run down the street pretending to be a chicken; call someone up and tell them an outrageous lie or hop on one leg for 20 minutes. Clearly these rules can be adjusted to suit whoever plays the game.

All of these party games are fun and cost basically nothing!

Incase you are in the festive spirit and want to read more Christmas-related articles, you can check out ‘The Best Festive Jumpers Around’ here.

Happy Christmas everyone. xx

5 Tips For Avoiding Family Stress At Christmas

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If the mere title of this piece (5 tips for avoiding family stress at Christmas) sends shivers of fear and dread through your very being, you need to read these tips. People start gearing up for Christmas by the beginning of November. We are bombarded with gift ideas from every direction and expectations get higher every year. Furthermore, families often fall out over where to spend the big day. If you let it, Christmas can become a nightmare.

By the time Christmas actually arrives, no one is even thinking about what the day is supposed to mean or why we celebrate. So, what can we do? Never fear; here are some great tips for those who foresee stress. Ensure your Christmas is pure happiness this year!

1.Be Kind To Yourself And Avoid Stress This Christmas

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Christmas is supposed to bring celebration of love and to show appreciation for those you love – in reality, it can sometimes bring dread and unsurmountable amounts of pressure. Families fall out. In fact, I do not know of a family that do not have issues. There’s no avoiding it. When there are family members you would rather not see – or who perhaps seem hell-bent on pushing you out – or who are already making plans that will inevitably cause you grief, read on.

Do not let it affect you. It’s not easy but it is simple. You can control how you act, and the enjoyment of Christmas will rest upon how effectively you deal with any situation. If there are family disagreements or ‘others’ are monopolising the festive period and the stress is too much, just let it go. It’s just one day. Enjoy yourself and have a little giggle in the knowledge that your Christmas will undoubtedly be more fun!

2.Schedule Some Me-Time 

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This is so important. We spend so much time rushing around making sure everyone has their perfect Christmas, that we tend to forget ourselves in the process. This year, don’t let stress get a look-in.  Schedule some me-time.  It will make a huge difference to you and everyone around too!

3.Ask For Advice/Help

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Should things get a bit too much to bear, do not soldier on in silence. Ask for help. Often by opening up and asking for guidance or help, the person close to you will be more understanding once aware of a problem. My nan’s phrase, ‘A problem shared is a problem halved’ is very true.

4. Remember What Christmas is About

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Being bombarded with adverts on the ideal Christmas and the undoubtable cost takes its toll on us all. Remember they are just adverts – no one has the perfect life. Don’t let high expectations deter you from what Christmas actually means and what it should be about. Be kind to yourself and others, spend time with those you love and don’t fret about how much you are spending. For those who may be struggling, remember that expensive gifts are often a novelty that get played once and then forgotten. It is so much more important and memorable when you give your time, with fun and laughter. There are literally hundreds of free party games you can play to mix up the day. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

5.Plan

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If you know Christmas morning is going to be manic (who doesn’t?), plan ahead. Prep your Christmas breakfast and dinner as much as possible the day before. Place bin bags nearby to collect wrapping. Make sure your phone is charged for recording in the morning. Make a checklist of things you may need (batteries, etc). Bay think back to last year and think about all the stress-causing stuff. Then resolve any repeat issues by planning ahead. Job done!

The Best Christmas Gifts To Pamper Your Pet Rotten!

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This Christmas why not pamper your pet rotten with some awesome gifts?  After all, our pets are loyal, give us love without question and we adore them for it. So, go on, spoil them with a Christmas treat they truly deserve (unlike other members of the family – you know who you are). Whatever pet you may have, you can be certain that genius pet toy inventors have created a present to make their Christmas special too.

1.For The Hamsters/Mice: Haypigs! Cavy Cannonball Tilting Tunnel, £11.99, www.fetch.co.uk

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Okay, so I can’t get rid of the funny images in my head of a hamster catapulting itself across the sitting room to reach a pile of treats like a furry Evel Knievel. Obviously, this would not be the actual idea of the tunnel. However, your furry friend would love this fun addition to his little house (and it looks awesome).

2.For The Small Pooch: Limited Edition Fetch Christmas Gift Box, Luxury, £24.99, www.fetch.co.uk

PAmper your pet at CHristmas with luxury gift box for dog
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I know how annoying it is to buy a gift box for your pooch only to discover the toys are half the size of your dog and there’s not a dog in hell’s chance of it picking that ball up with its tiny gnashers! Never fear, this luxury gift box will keep your dog happy throughout the festive season. Included you will find 3 festive meals, 5 festive treats and 2 dog toys. Happy days!

3.Dog Fashion Gift: Christmas Tails Santa Slogan Hoodie, £14, www.petsathome.com

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Should you want to dress your pooch in something fun, stylish and brimming with personality, this hoodie is the perfect accessory for walkies on Christmas morning.

4.For Curious Cats: Automatic Cat Teaser by PETSAFE® FROLICAT™ CHEESE™, £19.99, www.argos.co.uk

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There will be nothing better than eating as much as is humanly possible, drinking a little vino and then slouching on the sofa to watch your cat tirelessly attempt to pounce on the cheese (without success). Far more entertaining than a repeat of ‘The Sound of Music’.

5.For Fish: Another Fish

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Granted, I’m not that ‘up’ on the psych of the fish, but I’m sure they have feelings too. At the risk of someone having a fish who is actually a loner, I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest the best thing, perhaps, to gift your fish is another fish. There’s only so long you can spend going around the same tunnel in the tank before losing your shit. Make them happy and give them a friend.

Whatever you choose to buy your pets this Christmas, it will be fine with them as long as they get lots of attention and love. Actually, not quite – don’t try squeezing them into one of those fancy-dress costumes in an effort to make them look like one of Santa’s elves. It’s basically animal abuse and they won’t be pleased!

This Is Why The Beauty Ingredient, Azelaic Acid Should Be Your New BF

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Azelaic acid will be known to avid beauty fanatics. Due to its remarkable results, the relatively new skincare ingredient is fast becoming a global sensation. Discover just what this amazing beauty component can do and why it should be your new BF! Furthermore, should you be looking for that perfect beauty gift, all of these are currently on offer. Hooray for Christmas!

What Is Azelaic Acid?

Dicarboxylic acid (otherwise known as azelaic acid) works like a gentle leave-on exfoliant. Sourced mainly from barley, it does not exfoliate as effectively as AHAs/BHAs or salicylic acid and can be used in conjunction with these. Although it works as a mild exfoliator, its key powers lie in successfully treating varying skin concerns such as: blackheads, enlarged pores, redness, scarring, uneven and aging skin.

Suitable for all skin types, this wonder ingredient is proven to produce remarkable results.

Key Benefits:

Prohibits Breakouts

Slows Down Signs of Aging

Diminishes Signs of Discoloration and Redness

Refines The skin

Unclogs Pores, Aids in The Reduction of Enlarged Pores

Smooths Skin’s Surface

Best Products To Buy:

For Aging Skin and Enlarged Pores Try: Paula’s Choice 10& Azelaic Booster, £29.60 (was £37), www.paulaschoice.co.uk

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Including adenosine to rejuvenate the skin and slow aging, as well as 0.05% salicylic acid that works into pores and helping to reduce their appearance, makes this an awesome product to use. Furthermore, the formula includes plant extracts to aid in brightening and smoothing skin surface. YAASS!

 For Breakouts Try: Jan Marini Bioclear Lotion, £44.39 (Was £55), www.facethefuture.co.uk

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This product is incredible in the treatment of adult acne, acne scarring, blemishes, discoloration, sun damage and even wrinkles! The awesome formula combines azelaic acid, glycolic acid and salicylic acid. These work in unison to ensure skin is clear, hydrated and resurfaced. The outcome is a complexion of sheer radiance.

For Skin Brightening, Discoloration, Refining Try: The Ordinary Azelaic Acid 10% Suspension, £4.24, 30ml (was £5.50), www.theordinary.com

The Ordinary Azelaic acid 10% suspension
The Ordinary

This ingredient is a literal multitasker! Should you want brighter, clearer and more even skin, of which looks incredibly refined and smooth, check this out. You won’t be disappointed. This vegan formula is brimming with antioxidant benefits to supercharge your skin with some much-needed vitality (particularly during the winter months).

Have you tried any of these products and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message below xx

Amazon Black Friday Deals For The Entire Family

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If you are looking for Christmas gifts for the entire family, Amazon’s Black Friday deals are here. Amazon certainly know what they are doing, offering excellent deals right up until next Friday, 29th November (the official date for Black Friday). If you are about to get your Christmas presents, then here are some incredible gift ideas for everyone. You are very welcome.

1.For The Child Who Loves To Read: All-New Kindle Kids Edition / Includes Access To Over 1000 Books, £69.99 (Was £99.99), www.amazon.co.uk

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This 10th generation kindle with kid-friendly cover is the perfect gift for the child who loves to read. Both of my children race through books and trying to find something new is a never-ending pain in the backside. With this awesome present the problem is solved! Hooray. I will be buying 2!

2.For The Teenage Daughter: Remington Curl And Straight Confidence 2-in-1 Hair Straighteners and Curler, Ceramic Coated Plates, 5 Temperatures Cool Tip, £39.99 (Was £119.99), www.amazon.co.uk

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I don’t know of any teenage daughter who wouldn’t love this haircare device – it is absolutely incredible. Whether you are in the mood for curls or sleek straight hair, this tool effortlessly creates an enviable finish in a matter of minutes. Get it now as you are saving a massive £80! Not to be sniffed at!

3.For Him: Marshall Stockwell 11 Portable Bluetooth Speaker, £149 (Was £219.99), www.amazon.co.uk

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Should your fella be the outdoors-y type or work in a building trade, then this portable speaker will be a much-welcomed gift for him. Weighing just 1.2 kg and including rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, this first-class Bluetooth speaker will provide 25 hours of enjoyable listening time. So, if he loves his music and would benefit form seamlessly delivered wireless music to sing to as he works (from the loudest speaker in its class), grab the bargain while you can save a fortune. Job done!

4.For Mum: Philips Lumea Prestige IPL Cordless Hair Removal Device For Wrap For You: Body, Face, Bikini and Underarms, £291.75 (Was £550), www.amazon.co.uk

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Okay, this is a little pricey, but your mum really deserves a nice treat, and this award-winning gift would be greatly appreciated by most. You are literally saving hundreds of pounds on one of the best IPL devices on the market. I’ve reviewed them all, and this along with the Tria and SmoothSkin Muse are the best on the market. Hooray for Black Friday!

5.For Gifts Your Children Can Wrap For You: Ultrasun Anti-Pollution Face Fluid SPF 50 (40ml),£18.50 (Was £28), www.amazon.co.uk

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One of the best things about being a mum at Christmas is you can buy what you like, then give it to a family member for your children to then wrap and surprise you on the big day. Oh, how did you know? (Tee, hee).

This anti-pollution face fluid is a must-have buy and right now it’s available at the price of £18.50!  Protection against pollution and sun is so important all year long and this formula ticks all the boxes. Excellent and very useful gift! Thank you, me!

6.For Nan: 2-3kg Prime Quality 100% Original Himalayan Crystal Rock Salt Lamp, £13.99 (Was 24.99), www.amazon.co.uk

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Himalayan salt offers an array of health benefits that are proven to significantly improve your wellbeing. Once the lamp heats up, negative ions are released which in turn improves asthma symptoms, blood flow, sleep happier and even increases your serotonin levels – making you an altogether calmer and happier person. Furthermore, the soothing lamp looks awesome too!

7.For Grandad Try: INFRAY Hand Warmers, Rechargeable 5200m Ah Power Bank electric Hand Heater, £15.99 (Was 14.99), www.amazon.co.uk

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Should your nan or grandad enjoy being out in their garden in all weathers, or suffer from Raynaud’s, this priceless gadget will transform their hands and lives for the better. The device is comfortable, compact and easy-to-carry. Offering varying degrees of temperature, this is the perfect gift to keep persistently cold hands nice and toasty – and it works within seconds!

Check Out The Best, New Beauty Gadgets Around

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The countdown to Christmas has well and truly begun so I have compiled the best new beauty gadgets around. Should you be thinking about Christmas gifts for the beauty fanatic in your family (or yourself), the following are well-worth the buy – and currently on offer. #YESS. Think gorgeousness!

1.GloPRO Microneedling Regeneration Tool, £169 (Was £199), www.currentbody.com

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Do you wish you could get salon standard dermarolling in the comfort of your own home? Well, with the GloPRO Microneedling Regeneration Tool, now you can. The device was an award winner at Allure’s Best of Beauty Awards and for very good reason. Featuring:

Painless, non-invasive rejuvenation treatment.

Boosts absorption of skincare products by 200%.

Noticeably improves skin firmness and texture, fighting signs of aging.

Suitable for all skin types.

If you like what you see, then grab the beauty gadget now as the price is 20% off until the end of November.

2.Elf Beauty Shield Magnetic Mask Kit, £30, www.elfcosmetics.co.uk

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I love elf’s products; they never fail to impress me. Their Magnetic Mask Kit won in the Glamour Beauty Awards last year and is truly remarkable. Should you or someone you know be concerned with hydration, impurities or enlarged pores, this is the kitty to buy. Included is an iron-based formula and magnetic tool to remove impurities, brighten and hydrate the skin, whilst diminishing the sign of unsightly pores. The formula is infused with antioxidants, carrot and sunflower seed oil, vitamin C and E and argan oil, you can expect exceptional results.

3.The Sarah Chapman At Home Facial, £63.35, (Was £90.50), www.lookfantastic.com

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Ever wish you could ditch the trip to the skincare salon for a facial and just have one at home? With the weather worsening this thought is a frequent one in my mind. Check out the award-winning facial treatment and Facialift Roller Tool, courtesy of Sarah Chapman. Featuring

Skinesis Overnight Facial (15ml):

The night-time oil boasts an array of antioxidants, essential oils and peptides that significantly brighten, firm and plump the skin

Skinesis 3D Moisture Infusion (25ml):

A face mask formulated with a potent blend of hyaluronic acid and rosewater to smooth away pesky fine lines and wrinkles, providing a boost of hydration. Furthermore, it offers the outstanding rejuvenating Pentavitin® Complex that transforms dull and tired skin into a complexion of healthy radiance.

Facialift Face Massager Roller Tool:

Awaken your skin and provide that much needed boost of circulation and oxygen to revive your complexion. You will love the results of this simple yet highly effective massager tool. It has to be one of the best beauty gadgets ever!

4.Natasha Denona Lash Guard, £7.99, www.amazon.co.uk

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I don’t know about you, but I am forever getting mascara smudges on my lids and under my lash line. It doesn’t matter how much primer I layer on; it happens. Just when I resolved to accept this as one of life’s unavoidable pains in the ass, I discover Natasha Denona’s Lash Guard. This little beauty gadget saves me from the daily bind of having to retouch my eye area. It works a treat. Simply apply it underneath or above your lash line whilst applying your eye makeup, et voila – a flawless and Insta-worthy finish in seconds. Bye, bye forever, nasty smudges.

Have you tried any of these awesome tools and what are your thought? Leave me a message in the comments below. Happy shopping! xx

 

Keep Your Complexion Looking Gorgeous Over Winter With These Awesome Products

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Keep your complexion looking gorgeous during the bleak winter months with these awesome products. Dry and distressed skin will quickly become a thing of the past. You can turn up your heating or go out and brave the elements, safe in the knowledge that your complexion (at least) will stay in tip-top condition.

1.Invest In A Great Night Oil: Beauti Sleep Elixir Facial Oil, £47 (30ml) www.harveynichols.com

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You may be bored of hearing me rave on about this product – but there really is good reason; it works. Loved by the Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex (and many beauty experts), this facial oil is loaded with anti-inflammatory essential oils that truly care for your skin. Apply at night and simply let it works its other-worldly magic. You are very welcome.

2.Buy An Overnight Exfoliator: Try Alpha-H Liquid Gold, £33.50 (100ml), www.lookfantastic.com

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This incredible product literally takes off all the unwanted dry and flaky skin whilst you snooze. What could be better? Simply add a few drops and it works like a dream – in fact, the results are so good you will be wondering if you are still dreaming when you awaken and peer in the mirror. I love this!

3.A Great Serum: Try Bioderma Sebium Hydra, £11.10 (40ml), www.boots.com

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I reviewed this brand a few years ago and still I use it today. Rich and nourishing, the formula delivers much needed hydration to quench dehydrated and dry skin. Additionally, should you use acne treatments that further dry the skin, this will be the go-to product for you. Think restructuring and soothing active ingredients and a face which glows with luminosity, not redness!

4.Hero Project Glow Drops Facial Oil With Vitamin C, £19 (30ml), www.lookfantastic.com

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Ensure you are providing your skin with the essential protection it deserves during the winter months with the help of your super-protective friend, vitamin C. The Hero Project’s Glow Drops will keep your skin safe from the bleak winter so you can stay looking gorgeous! This vegan-friendly ultra-nourishing formula will provide a much-needed boost of proven ingredients that work in unison with vitamin C. The result is that dry, lacklustre skin becomes a complexion of enviable beauty.

5.Azelaic Acid: Opt For The Ordinary Azelaic acid Suspension 10% £5.50 (30ml), www.cultbeauty.com

complexion for winter:The Ordinary Azelaic acid suspension
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Some of you will be concerned with acne scarring, some with rosacea, but Just about everyone suffers from dreaded unsightly pores. Move over products, because there’s a new Queen in town – and she’s here to take them down. This relatively new amazing component targets and treats these skincare issues in a flash. The awesome ingredient is fast-becoming an internet sensation and it can come at a high price. Thanks to the fabulousness of super-brand, The Ordinary, you can pick up this amazing formula for next to nothing. Yes, it delivers the same superior results as the ones with the hefty price tags!

6.Don’t Forget The Retinol: Viola Skin Retinol Serum, £14.97, www.amazon.co.uk

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Retinol products are so important for keeping those dreaded wrinkles at bay. However, retinol products are essential during the winter months too. There are many on the market which can vary greatly in price. This little gem of a product by Amazon is not only cost-effective, but includes hyaluronic acid and vitamin E, that help in firming and repairing the skin. Laugh in the face of abrasive weather and overly high central heating. This formula will promote collagen production and protect your skin. Behold, a transformation from a dehydrated and dull appearance to a complexion or resilience and sheer radiance! Winter is no match for this brand.

Have you tried any of these products and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below. xx

 

 

These Luxury Vegan Candles Will Light Up Your Life

Hey Lovelies!

Christmas is all about peace and harmony – and what better way to set the mood than with beautifully scented candles? Let your home encompass the true spirit of the festive season with these luxury vegan candles. Here are the best:

1.Christmas Candle – Christmas Pudding, £6.50, www.veganbunny.co.uk

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This brand won ‘Best vegan Candle of the Year’ at the PETA Vegan Homeware Awards last year, and for good reason. They make seriously good candles. This candle is basically Christmas in a jar. Combining cinnamon, sweet orange and nutmeg essential oils, this hand poured soy candle evokes an undeniable scent of true happiness! LOVE THIS.

2.Christmas Cookie, £8.99, www.yankeecandle.co.uk

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Yankee candles remain to be a firm favourite and knowing they are vegan make them all the better. I absolutely love their Christmas Cookie Candle. Boasting a sugary vanilla aroma of sheer deliciousness, just make sure your house stays stocked up on holiday treats whilst the scent is in the air! Failure to do so means you may get lynched (by Santa on Christmas eve).

3.Etincelle Luxury Soy Candle by Maison Meunier, £22, www.notonthehighstreet.com

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Check out this amazing vegan candle by Maison Meunier. Including a special blend of wild fig, rose and amber, simply close your eyes and breathe in. You will feel the heart of Christmas right in your living room. Hand made in the UK; these luxury vegan candles are truly special.

4.Fig & Cassis Jar, £26.50, www.hoboandco.co.uk

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Whether you are staying at home or visiting relatives this festive season, you can rest assured this travel-friendly scent will keep you feeling cosy and snug. Expect an intoxicating blend of figs and fruity blackcurrants. The candle contains a natural unbleached double cotton wick in a reusable, recyclable glass jar. This scent is incredible!

Have you tried any of these candles and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message below. Have a stellar weekend! xx

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