The solution to little ones sleeping soundly under the stars…

What do you get new parents for Christmas? We highly recommend the @johnsonsbabyuk #sleeptightset packed full of their amazing #bedtimebath range which is clically proven for help baby get to sleep and to stay asleep for longer; plus a waterproof book and sleep socks for baby!

We love it, it ends a night smoothly and adding the sleep powder as well as a bath means our little man is super relaxed and ready for bed at a reasonable time! The book adds in a way that we can tie in a story too for quick web bedtime too!

Available to buy at Asda for just £12

The fabu-lash guide to fake lashes with Ardell beauty!

Get party prepped with our Fabu-lash ultimate guide to lashes… no matter your eye shape or favoured style @ardellbeauty_uk has something for everyone! Our go-to style is their Demi wispy lash – perfect for day and night! From lashionistas to falsie novices, anyone can wear lashes – trust us! Get clued up on the best ways to apply & let’s find out what lash styles will suit you…

 


ALMOND EYES

Your eye shape is almond if you have a visible crease in the lid and there is no white above or below the iris. Lucky you! Your eyes are a good shape for lashes because your eye has a subtle curve for them to sit on top of. Because of this, almond eyes will likely suit any lashes, but we think these styles will tickle your falsie fancy and here’s why.

Ardell Natural 105s, £5.49, Superdrug – A long, fluttery and lightweight silhouette that will open up your almond eyes and make them seem bigger. This style is also super adaptable so you could wear it to any occasion.

Ardell Demi Wispies, £5.49, Superdrug (Worn above & our fave style) – Ardell’s bestselling lash style has a graduated, mixed length that will accentuate the almond shape of your eyes. Wear them anytime as these can take you effortlessly from day to night.

NEW Ardell Faux Mink 811 Twin Pack, £10.99, Boots – These lashes have a flare on the outer corner which will elongate your almond eyes. This style is also available as a single, but now you can get two lashes for just over the price of one!

 

 


 

HOODED EYES

These eyes are determined by a deep crease that disappears above and behind the eye. Lashes can be tricky to navigate with hooded eyelids because of the ‘hood’ lid that hangs over the eye, but you don’t have to be afraid of wearing them! These styles will get you lash-worthy in no time.

NEW Ardell Natural 174s, £5.49, Boots – This new style has tapered lashes which will complement the hood of your eye because they are soft and delicate. They’ll also add a subtle boost to your own lashes in length and volume.

Ardell Wispies, £5.49, Boots – This classic Ardell lash style has an elongated centre that will act like a sidekick for your hooded lid. They’re a go- to lash because they’re perfect for both everyday wear and special occasions.

Ardell Wispies 601, £5.49, Superdrug – Try this style with a mix of long and short clusters to open up the hood of your eye like an optical illusion. You can add them to a dramatic and glamourous winged eyeliner for maximum effect

 

 


 

ROUND EYES

Your eyes are round if you have a crease but there is a hint of white above and below the iris. You will also notice they are more circular than they are oval. Your round eyes are rare and enchanting but steer clear of full lashes as this could overwhelm them and look too busy. Why not try these delicate Ardell lashes instead?

Ardell x Danny, £5.49, Superdrug – These lashes are perfect for creating a subtle and natural look. They’ll really suit your round eyes because the gentle flare in the middle of the lash will emphasise their circular shape.

Ardell Wispies 113, £5.49, Boots – The 113s are super long which will compliment your round eye shape because they open them up. Whether you’re working 9 to 5, or going on a date, these lashes will make your eyes stand out.

Ardell Faux Mink Demi Wispies, £7.99, Boots – To really flatter your round eyes, try wearing the Faux Mink Demi Wispies. The feathered effect on the outer edge of these lashes will enhance the curve of your top lid.

 


 

MONO-LID EYES

You have ‘mono lids’ if you do not have a crease in your eye lid. These eyes can differ in size, but the good news is lashes are going to look stunning on you because the mono lid creates a blank canvas. Not sure where to start? Not to worry – we think you’re going to fall in love with these styles and we’ll tell you why.

Ardell Pre-Cut Demi Wispies, £6.49, Superdrug – Ardell’s Pre-Cut Demi Wispies are perfect for mono lids because you can tailor them. Make sure you strategically place the sections of lash in positions that will allow everyone to see your flawless lids.

Ardell Wispies 701s, £5.49, Superdrug – Allow your mono lid to be seen with this style. The mix of long and short lashes will open up the eye and add definition to the outer corners.

Ardell Mega Volume 251, RRP: £7.49, Superdrug – This full and voluminous style will benefit your mono lid eyes because they will flaunt your flawless lids and add drama to any!

DO’s & DON’Ts – Applying lashes

Have questions about how to apply your lashes now you’ve selected a style? Check out these DOs and DON’Ts for perfect eyelash application. Explained in the order that you would apply your lashes on.

DON’T – forget to curl your own lashes beforehand otherwise there will be a disconnect, especially if your lashes naturally point downward.

DO – trim your lashes to fit the size of your eyes. Measure them on top of your own lashes and trim from the outer edge until they fit the length of the eye perfectly.

DON’T – add lashes onto bare lashes – add mascara beforehand and wait for it to dry. This will mean that the black false lashes blend in with your own lashes.

DON’T – add too much glue to the strip and wait thirty seconds for it to go tacky so that it will stick better. If you are using DUO Quick Set Glue in Dark or Clear (Superdrug, RRP: £5.99) you will only need to wait five seconds!

DO – add the lashes pointing upwards instead of face on for maximum effect. You will notice a difference when you tilt the strip upwards when applying to your lash line.

The secret to beauty starts here…

 

There is so many creams and supplements which tell you they will help you stay young and beautiful. The truth is without water, none of this is even possible. Keeping to a healthy intake of water is hard but the benefits are second to none. Being hydrated helps your organs work properly, flushing out toxins and helping skin stay beautiful. There are mental benefits as well, which include increasing focus and reducing fatigue.

This is a 100% leak proof 500ml / 18oz easy open, smooth flow, OneTouch on-the-go beauty water bottle with a soft-touch ‘frosted’ textured grip, When you moisturise your skin, you are replenishing oils in your skin. When you hydrate, it replenishes water in your skin. Without both oil and water, you can still have dry skin. Therefore, you need both hydration and moisturisation for good skin care.

Get your skin ready for the day ahead and stay hydrated with one of our no-spill water bottles. Small enough for lunch boxes or for small bags about town. Open these drinking bottles with one hand, and lock them closed for peace of mind when throwing into a bag. Made from BPA free, phthalate free, non-toxic TRITAN, this versatile drinks bottle is odour resistant, easy to hand wash, has a vented, smooth liquid flow for rapid hydration, and a handy finger carrying handle.

The Ion8 Beauty Leakproof 500ml costs £11.99 from Leakproof.co.uk and available in 3 stunning pastel colours. Seafoam, Lemon and Rose.

Wild Cosmetics launches with new natural deodorant range

Wild Cosmetics is a range of natural deodorants that caters to the growing demand for high performing, natural alternatives to antiperspirants. The deodorants perform and are applied just like any other deodorant, but contain no aluminium, parabens or sulphates. They are vegan-friendly and are never tested on animals.

Wild has launched with a range of eight deodorants across Stick and Roll on formats available as a one-off purchase or on subscription.

You can choose from one of four natural fragrance options including Mint and Eucalyptus, Rose and Geranium, Lemon and Thyme and an unfragranced version.

Wild use active naturals to combat the smell of sweat whilst still allowing your body to sweat, which they see as a natural and important process used by your body to remove toxins and regulate temperature.

The Roll-On range comes in glass with refill bottles that will reduce plastic use by more than 80% vs normal deodorants. They are also working with a specialist packaging design agency to develop similar eco-friendly packaging for their stick range which currently uses plastic that is 100% recyclable and they hope to be plastic free by Christmas.

Find out more, and pre-order online at wilddeo.com or head to Kickstarter to contribute to helping Wild reach their plastic free target by Christmas

Discover #NOLIMITS with BYKATHRYN’s Petrolhead fragrance

PETROLHEAD is the perfect vibe for women who set no limits by seeking adrenaline and high octane excitement, whilst retaining an air of femininity and glamour. They are fun and fearless, pushing the boundaries whenever possible, knowing their own minds and not conforming to stereotypes.

Although you don’t have to be a car fanatic to love PETROLHEAD, – Mini 7S Class racing driver Jo Polley is the new brand ambassador for the fragrance. Founder and Managing Director of BYKATHRYN, Katie Forman said, “When I first met Jo, I knew immediately she was the perfect person to be the face of PETROLHEAD. We needed someone who exuded the vibe and you can’t get better than a professional racing driver.” Katie added, “Jo is very glamorous and feminine of the track but ruthless behind the wheel of her Mini 7S.”

PETROLHEAD Opens with a blend of citruses in the top notes, followed with a heart of conifers and jasmine, underpinned by spicy balsamic notes giving a warm almost oriental vibe. We think it’s a perfect summer fragrance for those who like a strong scent that eludes confidence and strength!

PETROLHEAD Perfume, RRP £35 (15ml), For more information or to purchase PETROLHEAD please visit www.bykathryn.ltd

Treat your baby’s skin to super soft and gentle Infacare baby bath range…

InfaCare’s bubbly bath time treats are formulated especially for baby’s skin; both the
original ‘Infacare Baby Bath’ and the ‘Infacare Night Time Baby Bath’ are ultra-mild and pH balanced with masses of long-lasting bubbles, making them very popular with parents and little ones!  A baby’s skin is ten times more delicate than adult skin so InfaCare is formulated to be as natural and gentle as possible.  Recommended by hospital midwives and healthcare professionals, the Infacare bubble baths have been clinically tested and developed to promote natural levels of acidity and alkalinity in skin and hair. Reassuringly, each is designed to prevent irritation, and mums say it helps with allergies.

Recently launched, Night Time Baby Bath is fast becoming a favourite with mums across the country; with up to 70% describing it as ‘ideal’ for their bedtime routine.  You don’t need to use much of either of the & Infacare Baby Bath’ or the ‘Infacare Night Time Baby Bath’ to produce masses of long-lasting bubbles, perfect for  little ones to have fun with and the gentle, powdery fragrance helps to relax, easing tots first into bed and then off to sleep.

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We simply can’t wait to use these on our impending arrival as Infacare have #gifted us a set … if you’d like to win a set of  Infacare Baby Bath, & Infacare Night Time Baby Bath, head to our Pinterest, and any of our social channels (@ginger_talks – Instagram & Twitter) (facebook.com/gingertalksblog) and follow us and comment to be in with a chance of winning! 

Infacare is available from all major supermarkets, as well as Lloyd’s
Pharmacy and Boots. For more information: www.infacare.co.uk

 

*Competition NOW CLOSED is not endorsed by any of the social channels. Infacare will send the winner their prize directly. Enter on social channels between 16th July & 30th July!. Open across all of our social platforms. The prize has been gifted by Infacare to us to try too, with no obligation attached.

Soak up the sun and stay protected with Calypso Sun

☀️ As the weather gets hotter make sure the kids are protected in their last few weeks of school with @calypsosuncare #onedaylotion or the baby blue #rollon which shows you exactly where you’ve put it on wriggling little ones!

The one day lotion is perfect to apply before they walk out of the door in the morning and will help to protect them until they get home at night – so you don’t have to rely on the kids applying it themselves. The photostable formula is active after only 15 minutes and provides protection from the sun’s damaging rays. It is specially enhanced and designed to protect children’s delicate skin.

The full range for all of the family is available from £7.99 online at calypsosun.com ☀️

Home Sweet Home enhanced with I love cosmetics!

Keep your home smelling summery sweet with I Love Cosmetics Violet dreams collection! Created for both home and body this fragrance is available in reed diffusers and candles for home, plus body washes, bath salts and even body sprays!

If Violet dreams isn’t for you they have an extensive range available from £3.99 online at ilovecosmetics.co.uk in scents ranging from raspberry to elderflower and cucumber! (Which is delish by the way!)

Grab yours now and keep smelling sweet!

(This week online – GET 2 HOME SCENTS FOR £20 WITH CODE HOME2420 *Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount or offer & 30% off the strawberries & cream scent!)

Give your hair some well needed R&R with Grow Gorgeous haircare

Is your hair in much need of R&R (Rescue & repair)? Then this R&R shampoo, £15 & conditioner, £16 – set (50ml each), Grow Gorgeous is perfect for you!

This duo is created specifically to:-

Repair, protect and strengthen hair damaged by bleaching and excessive heat styling. | Reinforce hair fibres, increasing strength and elasticity so hair is resilient to breakage. | Intensely nourish and condition dry, weak strands to leave hair hydrated, smooth and soft.

We took it away on holiday with us, to help cleanse harsh chlorine away from the pool plu to nourish and hydrate – sea salty beach hair too! It left us with super soft hair, and the 50ml is the perfect travel size to take with you everywhere you go!

Other tips: Avoiding sun damage to hair requires many of the same practises as protecting our skin from the sun. This includes avoiding over exposure to direct sunlight between the hours of 10am and 4pm when the UV light is strongest. If you have to go out, it’s best to wear a sunhat to keep those strands as protected as possible.

Get your R&R Shampoo, £15 & Conditioner, £16 – set (50ml each),online at Grow Gorgeous

 

Drench your skin with hydration and Piz Buin after sun mist spray!

🌞 Caught the sun this weekend? Drench your skin with hydration, and soothe with this fine aftersun mist spray from @pizbuin_uk Its packed with hyuralonic acid – keeping your skin in tip-top condition, and instant 48hour hydration whilst restoring natural hydration levels! It’s fab because its non-greasy and not sticky either, making for easy quick application and perfect for prolonging your tan – we loved how quickly it sinks in! You can get up dressed and out of the door in minutes! 🌞

 

Piz Buin After sun instant relief mist spray, £13, LookFantastic

 

Forget your flakes and soothe your scalp with Philip Kingsley!

Dry flaky scalp? Sort it with this @philip_kingsley scalp mask! Philip Kingsley was a pioneer in recognising that a healthy scalp environment is key to maintaining healthy hair. This flaky itchy scalp mask, £xx is exfoliating, stimulating, and soothing to leave your scalp calm and refreshed. Used regularly this encourages strong, lustrous hair. It soothes and relieves whilst leaving your scalp in tip top condition! Formulated with anti-fungal Piroctone Olamine, exfoliating Salicylic Acid and antioxidant-rich Green Tea Extract, to calm whilst tackling the root causes of dandruff to keep flakes at bay.

Suitable for all hair types, the box contains two 20ml tubes (one tube is adequate for one full scalp application) which can be used once a week to keep on top of irritated scalps calm and at their best.

I always had the issue of itchiness after washing my hair (it would drive me nuts at night as it would keep me awake – especially along my hairline – the hairdresser said it could be due to leaving my hair damp so my scalp dries out easily – but this combined with the elastisizer treatment solves my problems and leaves my hair silky smooth too! Win Win!

Buy your Philip Kingsley Flaky Itchy Scalp mask, £19, online at Cult Beauty.

Top tip! Apply this to your roots then apply Philip Kingsley elasticizer to your lengths for an all over treat in one go!

The sun has got his hat on… make sure you protect your skin with Delph Suncare!

The sun has got his hat on… so make sure you protect yourself with this lightweight suncream with UVA & UVB protection from @delph_suncare ⠀

After a day in the sun, cool and soothe your skin with their #Aloe & #VitE infused aftersun… keeping your gorgeous glow alive for days. Whatever you do please be careful in the sun, your skin is the biggest organ and you need to protect it!

Buy now online at Pharmacy2U or online at Amazon.co.uk