Monday, 17 October 2016

Neal's Yard Remedies and Deliciously Ella

I can't resist a new launch, when it's a brand I love I'm right there when the new product hits the shelved. Neal's Yard have teamed up with Ella Woodward, better known as Deliciously Ella to create a couple of new skincare products. 


Ella is known for her food and lifestyle blog she is the epitome of a healthy lifestyle and is passionate about wellness and living a healthy lifestyle. It seems perfect that she has worked with a brand like Neal's Yard who are all for looking after skin and body as well as your mind with the right ingredients. I've come to realise that looking after yourself is as much about what you're putting into your body as it is putting on to it. Your skin is very delicate and harsh chemicals are not it's friend. 


Together Neal's Yard Remedies and Ella have come up with a facial wash and a moisturiser. They've used a unique blend of rose, lime and cucumber to create products that easily fit into your daily skincare routine. Just from hearing those ingredients I just knew the scent was going to be lovely. 

I'm reviewing the Rose, Lime and Cucumber Facial Wash today and I'm thoroughly impressed. The pretty floral box is a great start! 

In keeping with usual Neal's Yard packaging the facial wash is kept in a gorgeous blue glass bottle and the pump dispenser makes it very easy to get the right amount of product as well as keeping everything mess-free which is great for me.


I'm a huge fan of anything containing rose oil, it takes such great care of your skin. It helps to balance the moisture levels of the skin and reduces the look of skin imperfections -not to mention the gorgeous scent! The rose oil from NYR is ethically sourced from Iran, meaning they raise money to build schools for the local children. 

Naturally it's packed full of organic ingredients to nourish your skin, organic rose oil and lime blended with cucumber water - there's some  blueberry, coconut oil and avocado oil in there too - it sounds like some kind of delicious smoothie!

The cucumber scent mixed with the rose is really refreshing and wakes you up. It's a creamy gel-like formula and you only need one pump to cover your face. 

 It removes dirt and grime pretty effortlessly and left my skin oh-so soft! It's even suitable for every skin type, so you can all achieve a natural radiant glow -if you like the scent of rose, if not, this might not be for you!

I love that brands are working closely with bloggers to come up with such incredible products and this pairing is perfect.

 Have you tried either of these from the Deliciously Ella range?

I run my own Neal's Yard Remedies skincare parties so if you're in the Surrey or London area and you want to try out a few bits and have a bit of a pamper evening while gaining a load of free skincare too then get in touch!


Monday, 10 October 2016

A tiny little Lush haul


Last weekend I popped into Lush to pick up some birthday presents for my bestie, when in doubt I always head there, she loves a bath as much as me and I knew what she'd love anything with the words 'Snow' and 'Fairy' in it.  I got her a gift set and after testing a little bit on my arm I've now added the Snow Fairy Body Conditioner to my own wish list. That smell is delicious! 


It was  just too tempting to pick up a tiny treat for myself - so I did!

With the nights getting longer and colder relaxing in a hot bath is more tempting and it's always better with a new bath bomb. The Halloween and Christmas collection is out and there are some products that are completely adorable. I kept control of myself and only picked up two bits -for now anyway.

From the Halloween collection I resisted the glittery pumpkin (something I love but that glitter goes everywhere!) and I picked up the Boo Bath Melt for £3.50. I couldn't resist that little face! If the fact it contains cocoa butter wasn't a tell tale sign even just holding this I could tell it was going to be extremely moisturising. It's really soft and creamy and has a warm and  relaxing scent too. It has Ginger Oil, Geranium Oil and calming Mimosa Absolute so I'm saving this for a particularly hectic day when I really need to switch off and give my skin a treat. 

I saw that the Stardust Bath Bomb was only £2.95 and the list of ingredients sounded perfect for an Autumn evening. I love anything with Vanilla, and teamed with Rosewood Oil Bergamot Oil it was sure to have some uplifting qualities. After a few weeks struggling with sleep and not feeling myself health-wise this is just what I need. 


I tried this out a couple of nights ago. I was pleased to see this one filled the bath with blue bubbles, it didn't fizz for as long as other bath bombs I've used but it did have pretty star confetti which was a nice touch. I've decided I'm going to pick one up for Mason for Christmas too. 

I'll be putting together a little Lush Wish list soon so let me know any of your favourites that I should be checking out.


Thursday, 29 September 2016

A/W Boots 2016

So my friends, Summer is over. I'm doing ok, thanks for asking. 
I packed away my maxi dresses and playsuits (damn, I friggin' loved a playsuit this year!) and I've replaced my drawers with roll necks and sweatshirts. I have had my annual 'I have no clothes suitable for cold weather' panic, I've had a good 5 Pumpkin Spiced lattes and I'm planning cosy nights in watching reality Tv.

I seem to be in the minority when it comes to my feelings on Autumn, it's not my favourite. I actually had a little whinge before abut why I just don't like Autumn but one thing I do like is the boots we get to wear again! 

I've always loved a good pair of boots. You very rarely see me in flat shoes (and if you do I'm walking like a baby cos I'm just not used it it -it's a treat for the eyes, I assure you) but luckily there are some wonderful options with a heel that are perfect for this time of year. They sure make saying goodbye to Summer that little bit easier for me.

These are a few of my favourites that are cropping up in adds all over my web pages practically yelling at me to buy them!


1. Firstly, the New Look pointed lace-up  are a bargain at less than £30. They have a bit of a witchy feel to them so they're perfect for Halloween and have made me want to watch Hocus Pocus already. That's another thing ticked off my Autumn to-do list right there!

2. The suede over-knee boots from Asos are right at the top of my wish list. Look at that gorgeous rust colour! Boot-iful! (sorry)

3. Suede, black, over-knee, chunky heel -you can't go wrong! Annoyingly in the Aldo sale so a bugger to find in my size! 

4. The most expensive on my list are these burgundy ankle boots  at £100 which is still reasonsable for boots. They'll look very cute poking out under some jeans. Adding a nice little bit of colour on a cold, probably rainy day. 

5. I didn't know that Ravel was still around! But after a virtual window shop around the Next website I spotted these tan boots with a shearling trim. These are my Ugg boot alternatives - don't they look cosy?!

6. Black Steve Madden ankle boots are an investment and will be with you for years. Utterly timeless and so versatile. 

7. I'm a big fan of the zip detail  on these Lipsy boots. Perfect over skinny jeans with a long mac.

8. Dorothy Perkins are my hidden treasure, it's a store I used to overlook but there are some great bits in there. These Tassel Boots are only £35 and the chunky heel makes them really sturdy. 

9. Check out the two tone thing going on on these boots from Aldo! Love the buckle detail too. 

As with all wish lists of mine I now have to resist buying it all! 

So I've got boots sorted, if someone could please let me know how to dress for Autumn that would be great!


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