Holiday Time! Packing Frenzy!

Off on my hols in a couple of days… two weeks this time, which means a lot of considered packing! My first thoughts are what’s going in my make-up bag… so what have I got?! First and foremost it’s travel sizes wherever possible – hoping that the travel sizes are generous to enough to not consider taking two of everything or ditching them entirely for full sizes… Having recently become an Arbonne consultant, I was delighted to find a travel set of their RE9 skincare range, I was even more delighted when it arrived to see how much they managed to cram in to the cute little gold bag ūüôā It’s got pretty much everything: Smoothing Facial Cleanser 30ml Regenerating Toner 18ml Corrective Eye Creme 5ml Intensive Renewal Serum 8ml Restorative Day Creme SPF20 8ml Extra Moisture Restorative Day Creme SPF20 8ml Night Repair Creme 7ml Age-Defying Neck Cream 14ml Instant Lift Gel 8ml Nourishing Body Wash 60ml Firming Body Creme 58ml Pretty good, huh?! ¬†This set was ¬£37 with a ¬£90 spend, so you do have to order a bit to get such a great set, but if you’re using Arbonne products already this is definitely a set to go for. So skincare and a bit of bodycare is sorted… make-up next! Still some Arbonne for Tinted Moisturiser, Concealer and Mineral Powder Foundation – great bases that all work together. ¬†I will probably take my Makeup Primer too, but all these are full sizes, so that may have to stay behind (ok, it won’t, I’ll find space in a shoe or something!). Eyeshadow-wise it’ll be my Smashbox Smokebox...
Christmas Bodycare Gifts

Christmas Bodycare Gifts

We’ve been so distracted by all the lovely emails coming in for beautiful Christmas gift sets that we thought we’d pick three of our favourite body care gifts for this Christmas… add to your wish lists and start hinting! First on the list is Elemis… we never tire of the fabulous Elemis gift sets and it is the Princess of Spa set that has caught our attention this year. With its three full size products – 400ml Skin Nourishing Milk Bath, 300ml Quiet Mind Relaxing Bath Elixir and 100ml ProRadiance Hand & Nail Cream – you get ¬£80-worth of products for ¬£49.50. Skin Nourishing Milk Bath is a product we recommend for anyone with troublesome or dry skin, while Quiet Mind is a soothing treat and the ProRadiance Hand Cream a handbag must-have. Available from Beauty Expert, John Lewis and Time to Spa. Next on the list is Sanctuary Spa’s Ultimate Body Revival – at ¬£20 (and part of a 3 for 2 offer at Boots and Sanctuary Spa), this is an affordable treat for family and friends. Not the full sizes we see with the Elemis set, but a little bit of everything – Hand Cream, Body Butter, Body Scrub, Body Lotion, Luxury Bath Float and nail files. Sanctuary Spa are offering lots of lovely bodycare gift sets this year, with prices starting at just ¬£8. Available from Boots and Sanctuary Spa. Christmas wouldn’t feel right without Molton Brown under the Christmas Tree! And we need a treat for the boys? (Hey, think about it, we can pinch it!). This gift set contains two full size body washes,...
Molton Brown Eye Rescue Ultracool

Molton Brown Eye Rescue Ultracool

This is a very nice gentle product made from natural ingredients. Most of us found it moisturised the eye area well, though only one person said they found it made a noticeable difference to dark circles. On one person, who often has problems with eye treatments, the product did irritate and made her skin slightly blotchy and itchy. Best for those who have dry skin and not recommended for those who have sensitive skin around the eyes. November 2013 Update: This product has been discontinued, similar products from the Molton Brown range are Vita B3 Eye Concentrate and Bright Vita Eye-energy Serum. Pin...