Discovering Alex Steinherr beauty at primark

Back in 2018 we discovered @alexsteinherr new beauty range at @primark

The Pore Balance Cleanser, £5, worked wonders in only a couple of weeks and the Sleep Spa, £4 (50ml) was so good I had to elbow my better half out the way before he got his hands on it!

Fast forward to lockdown and we picked this up again to work it’s magic. To help refine my skin which has been a tad neglected since giving birth, and during the pandemic left to its own devices on occasion. Yet it still works it’s magic after just one use, minimising my (seemingly inherited large pores) around my nose and cheek area to smaller and more refined and much smoother! Now… we really need to check… is it still available?

Get yours now in-store worldwide inc Europe from £2.50!

Take me somewhere tropical with new vegan Palmolive shower gel

Dreaming of beaches, sun, sea and sand? Let @palmoliveuk take you there without leaving the house with their first & new #vegan shower gels in coconut and pomegranate! ⁣

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Made with 100% natural hydrating ingredients* and fully recyclable (bottle & cap) – this is perfect for those looking to take small steps for a more sustainable future. The formula is of 90% natural origin and 96% biodegradable***, offering a cleansing shower routine while being kinder to the planet.⁣

Get yours nationwide from Wilko Morrisons & Ocado for around £2.99 RRP

 

 

* Water and natural sourced ingredients with limited processing

*** All of the organic ingredients for Palmolive pass the strict criteria for readily biodegradable, meaning they have over 70% degradation at 28 days. 96% are considered readily biodegradable according to widely accepted testing criteria: https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/environment/test-no-301-ready-biodegradability_9789264070349-en

 

Bring your fire with Becca Cosmetics

Bring your fire and burn bright for party season and all year round with the @beccacosmetics #volcanogoddess palette packed full of pigment rich shimmers and glitters… it’s the perfect gift for a #beauty babe! We absolutely love the Gold guilded shade, and day to day haze with a smoke of crater too!

Becca Cosmetics Volcano Goddess Palette, £35 — 46 now £21, available online at amazon.co.uk

Love yourself, love your body with Black Chicken

Australian made and owned Black Chicken Remedies was established in 2007 and launched onto the world stage at Selfridges in London in February 2011. It now has a cult following and is sold in select retailers around the world.

The products contain a unique blend of powerful therapeutic oils and plant extracts and are 100% natural, organic and toxin free. They are based on the principle that if you love your skin, it will love you right back.

We took the time to try out this fantastic range, and will let you know exactly what we think! ♥

First up, Black Chicken Remedies new Axilla Deodorant Paste™, £17 is a remedial and chemical free deodorant formulated to neutralise underarm odour instantly and keep you fresh without inhibiting your sweat glands ability to dispel toxins often found in unwanted fat. This seemed wierd at first, applying a deodorant in this way – i mean roll-on or spray is the most common these days, and you certainly don’t go wiping it on with your fingers 🙂 

However once past the unusual or should we say unfamiliar concept, this products works wonders. Both myself and my partner have worn this, and it lasts all day as promised even through its not a scent i like myself (as its packed full of essential oils and stronger scents but that’s my personal opinion) – I like it on a guy, and other people! But for all natural deodorant i’m all for that and all for this without doubt! 

Next up the Black Chicken Remedies Body Oil, £54 (100ml), Perfect for my ever so dry legs, all year round no matter what i do to them, DRY! So i thought what could I lose by trying this out?  This product has a combination of 12 oils providing a remedy for dry skin, a calming effect on the mind and an alluring aroma. Avocado Oil, Rosehip Oil, Geranium Bourbon essential oil, Patchouli essential oil, Ylang Ylang essential oil , Vitamin E oil, Lavender essential oil , Hazelnut oil, Nutmeg essential oil, Coconut oil, Sandalwood essential oil, carrot essential oil. Slathering it on (through the tiniest amount as it goes so far!) I rub it into my dry pins. I cover them up as the oil is so good it doesn’t just disappear like other products, or soak into your clothes, it sits with your skin. fragrant and slick. Hours later its still there, but to a moisture enhancing effect and leaves me with lovely softness, and no need to add more. Not for a couple of days anyway! 

You can also buy the following…  Black Chicken RemediesBalm of Ages organic body balm, £38.50 which has been formulated to deliver 19 deeply penetrating/restorative ingredients to the skin and hair that save and seal.

For centuries the medicine men and women of traditional communities have used nature as their pharmacy. Balm of Ages utilises this principle in bringing together this powerful all purpose remedy.

The Special Edition Balm of Ages organic body balm is perfect for:

• Soothing itchy, painful irritation immediately • Relieving the symptoms of eczema and extreme dry-skin • Soothing sunburn, minor scrapes and burns and rashes • Minimising scars, stretch marks and bruises • Scalp and hair restoration • Removing makeup and cleansing the skin • Dry cracked skin on your feet and elbows 

Believe us we’ve used it on EVERYTHING! just because we couldn’t believe it could do everything – but this also means it’s even more value for money because you can use it for everything!

Finally, Black Chicken Remedies Cleanse My Face, £46.75

Black Chicken Remedies’ Cleanse My Face an Organic Purifying Cleansing Oil dissolves pore-clogging, oil-based make up, dirt and grime to help prevent breakouts and keep blackheads at bay. Completely free from dehydrating foaming agents, this is suitable for confused, stressed complexions susceptible to imperfections. – The only one we haven’t tried yet – but we can guess it’ll be as good as the rest!

You can buy it now online from Cult Beauty WE ♥ Black Chicken!

Treat your teeth to a gift

Treat your teeth with the new @colgateuk ConnectE1brush which is perfect for the tech-savvy and time deprived parents! It uses #artificialintelligence to track your brushing and tells you via the Bluetooth connected app just how well you’re brushing and even teaches you how to do it better too!

Brushing your teeth is a twice daily occurrence for most yet we still may be missing parts and not getting that perfect brush completed… Throughout your brushing journey you get smile points for each brush plus a percentage of how well you’ve done with an image displaying yellow areas for any missed areas or where you haven’t spent long enough brushing! The coach even shows you the correct angle for brushing too!

Perfect for adults you can equally get the kids involved with two games to play whilst brushing! – They both encourage you to brush certain areas to do better in each game meaning you get fab brushing coverage whilst making it fun!

The toothbrush, which has been designed with the help of dentists, provides real-time feedback on your brushing habits in 16 zones of the mouth, even tracking regularity, your speed and the angle of your brushing. The Colgate Connect E1 Smart Electronic Toothbrush connects to your smartphone via the Bluetooth app. This helps you or your loved one (including the kids) to prevent dental problems before they start.

For a super smile this Christmas shop now exclusively at @apple for £89.95!

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Your feet are in for a treat with HoMedics

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Put your feet up and watch the biggest series’ of the year; whilst treating your feet with HoMedics UK Bubblemate foot spa! Available from £29.99 nationwide it’s perfect and easy to fill with water, maybe some essential oils for relaxation and slip your feet into, for a great start to your evening. It’s perfect for pregnant mamas with tired hot feet too – we initially tried this whilst heavily pregnant and it was the best way to wind day after a long commute waddling around London!

Currently you can find the Homedics BubbleMate Foot Spa at Argos for £24.99

Follow up the relaxation with a whizz of the fab Soft as silk 3-in-1 #pedi tool, rrp £39.99. This has its own charging storage stand, plus a cleaning brush and three different grades of roller, ranging from an extra coarse to fine. With up to 90 minutes cordless run time, this has the capability to look after even the hardest working feet and bring them back to tip-top condition and ready for sandal season!

Buy your HoMedics Soft as Silk 3-in-1 pedi tool, £39.99 online from LookFantastic

Look after babies’ skin whilst supporting conservation with Petit Jovial

Introducing the new capsule collection for bumps babies and beyond from @petitjovial … Handmade in England this set is 100% vegan, and has been a gorgeous gift for little George!

Our fave from the set at the moment is the nourishing balm, made with Shea, rosehip oil, lavender and chamomile… it works wonders on sore teething bums (George had this so badly during a few days of teething, his poor bum went dry and patchy red – so I thought we’d give the balm a go and overnight the thinnest little slither cleated up his soreness and made for a super happy baby!), and is the perfect moisturiser for baby and mum!

The Petit Jovial Collection:

Body & Scalp Massage Oil, £22

This gentle blend of 100% natural oils is formulated with Safflower, Sesame, Jojoba and Wheatgerm Oils. The pure blend helps to soothe your baby when massaged gently unto their skin, which can benefit their digestion, ease wind, and strengthen the bonding process between you. 

It is equally as effective as a scalp oil to help ease cradle cap, and as a moisturising body oil for all ages. It also works wonders on stretchmarks, to keep the skin elastic during pregnancy.

Nourishing Bath Oil, £23

This lightly moisturising 100% natural bath oil is made with skin-loving Sunflower oil, relaxing lavender, Geranium and Clary Sage to help soothe and relax your baby, as well as the rest of the family. The Bath Oil nourishes delicate skin as it gently cleanses, leaving skin feeling soft and loved. You can also apply the oil post-soak directly onto the skin, to lock in moisture.

Nourishing Multi-Purpose Balm for Face & Body, £25

A luxurious multi-purpose, rich balm made with 100% natural butters – Shea Butter, Rosehip Oil, soothing Lavender and Calming Chamomile. The balm is the perfect barrier for sensitive bottoms, to soothe nappy rash and to moisturise and dry areas. 

It also works wonders for breastfeeding Mothers, as a nipple balm to soothe cracked and painful nipples, and to nourish dry cuticles and lips. It can also be used as a cleaning balm. This nappy, and beauty bag essential is a true versatile essential for any new, or experienced parent.

Expertly created by Certified Skincare Formulator Tania Veignat, using only the finest natural ingredients and no nasties, Petit Jovial skincare is gentle enough for babies, yet so effective their parents love to use it. They use organic ingredients wherever possible, with minimal impact on the environment. Each small batch of Petit Jovial is produced by hand, to guarantee purity and freshness and is registered by the Vegan Society. 

Discover the signature products now at www.petitjovial.com, priced from £22.

More about Petit Jovial…

After the birth of her son, Petit Jovial’s founder, Tania Veignat was inspired to create a pure and natural skincare line for babies. She couldn’t find anything gentle enough for his sensitive skin where she lives in Paris, and decided to make her own, and so Petit Jovial was born. 

Founder Tania Veignat says: “When my son was born, I scrutinised every label to check the ingredients, a habit I have since I am a chemist. I found that some products had secret ingredients that I wouldn’t want to put on my own skin, let alone my son’s precious skin. So, I founded Petit Jovial, with a focus on natural ingredients. As a certified natural skincare formulator, and with a degree in Chemistry, I want Petit Jovial to become the trusted natural skincare destination for your family. Our products care for you baby, children and yourself in a kind, gently way.”

Committed to environmental issues, Petit Jovial have chosen to bottle their skincare in MIRON violet glass jars and bottles. This specially designed dark purple glass helps to keep products fresher for longer, by shielding the contents from UV light. It’s the perfect packaging for natural skincare, as it preserves the freshness, without needing to use chemical additives. They are recyclable too, and to help minimise the impact on the planet.

As part of their commitment to people and planet, Petit Jovial donate to charities working on orang-utan conservation projects in Indonesia. Deforestation is devastating Indonesia, removing the orangutans’ natural habitat, putting them on the ‘Critically Endangered’ list, with only around 14,000 Sumatran orang-utans, and 104,000 Bornean orang-utans left in the wild*. This is a cause close to founder Tania’s heart, as her late dad was Indonesian, and she spent much of her childhood there. 

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Care for your baby bears skin with Mama bear

🐻 Care for your baby bear with Mama Bear baby bath and body cream from @Amazon – It’s a ph skin neutral formulation, with no parabens colourings or synthetic perfumes it’s perfect for keeping their skin super soft and snuggly! You can also buy it in packs of six and can schedule forward deliveries so you never ever forget! 🐻

 

Get your hands on the Mama Bear Mixed pack which includes baby bath, shampoo, baby oil, nappy, face and body cream, online at Amazon.co.uk now!

Beat the knots with WetBrush UK

Introducing the multi- award winning @wetbrushuk detangler, the solution to getting rid of those pesky knots gently from your wet hair! I always struggle with this (and most brushes) but this beauty glides straight through with ease! Coming in three new monochrome designs and two original shades of black and pink there’s one to choose for everyone! We particularly like the monochrome patterns as they suit every personality so you cannot go wrong.

How you brush your hair is key to strong and healthy hair and the single most overlooked step in haircare. Hair is at it’s weakest when wet and pulling can snap it like a rubber band. This is why you should brush with a tool like the WetBrush detangler – that gently loosens knots without pulling or breaking hair.

The revolutionary WetBrush Original Detanglers utilise IntelliflexTM bristles technology, which make it the perfect detangling brush in the salon, in the shower, after a gym workout or at the beach. IntelliflexTM bristles are thin, strong and very flexible. They have adaptive flexibility – flexible on one stroke and firm on the next, eliminating all tugging, tearing, pulling and ripping. No spilt ends, no hair loss, just healthy brushing and detangling. This allows for over 45% less breakage, 56% less effort resulting in 100% happier hair.

The WetBrush Original Detangler is the solution, the moment you use it, you will #feelthedifference and you will never want to try another hairbrush.  

Get yours now at @bootsuk @superdrug and @lookfantastic

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Brushing your teeth the natural and earth friendly way

Introducing Colgate’s first bamboo toothbrush – the Colgate® Bamboo Charcoal Toothbrush.

The handle is made with 100% natural, biodegradable bamboo and is free from plastic packaging, so it’s a great choice for environmentally conscious shoppers. The brush features tapered slim-tip bristles infused with Binchotan charcoal which get to those hard-to-reach places whilst gently cleaning the gums.

The stylish design of the brush has etching on the handle, acting as a thumb grip, and is coated in natural beeswax to prevent the bamboo from getting water damaged in the bathroom.

We love that Colgate are taking a step in the right direction, the brush is smaller in length than some making it easy to pack, and for those sleep deprived mummies and daddies you won’t need reminding if you’ve brushed or not as the brush looks slightly darker when wet so easy to check ☺️

The new Colgate® Bamboo Charcoal Toothbrush is now available from ASDA and Waitrose. RRP £4.00

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.