Work wonders with the new Cowshed skincare staple!

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The #kahai Wonder Balm from @cowshedonline is a fantastic multi-purpose product. With its balm to oil texture, this little pot full of Vit E & F plus retinol can be used as a hot cloth cleanser or moisturiser for face lips and eyes to hydrate and nourish on the go!

We double it up as a cleanser and a moisturising mask before bed to reduce redness and to even our skintone! Sometimes we use it to remove our make-up too!

Key ingredients include: 

Kahai Nut Oil – Cold pressed oil that is harvested once a year. Its high content of natural Vitamin E, F and Retinol nourishes, hydrates, softens and repairs skin

Avocado Butter – Rich in vitamins A, D, and E, fatty acids and lecithin. Combats signs of ageing, such as fine lines and age spots

Helichrysum Oil – Rich in esters, this oil is rich in antioxidants, which help to rejuvenate the skin

Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil – Contains over 190 nutrients and phytonutrients, including vitamin C, which is 12 times higher than that of an orange. This oil eliminates toxins and rejuvenates the skin

Jasmine Oil – Aromatic essence reputed to have emotional balancing properties

Rose Oil – Natural fragrance component with nurturing and calming properties

 

Kahai Wonder Balm, £12 (15ml) – £38 (50ml) Buy it online at Cowshed.com

TIP! Pop the handy 15ml size into your handbag, and take it everywhere with you for on-the-go skin treats and to beat the winter chill and prep that pout. giving you a good reason to leave the big pot ready for when you get home after a long day!

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My Summer Skin Saviour

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This summer on holiday my burnt (oops – please try and look after your skin responsibly) face was in dire need of help and the Nakin Skincare Performance facial serum, £25 came to the rescue! Rehydrating my skin in minutes with Hyuaralonic acid plus dousing it in pomegranate which helps reverse sun damage – and antioxidants from tea made it the perfect product for us – so much so we will be getting it again ready for our next holiday! (Of course its great for at home too!)

Plus soak in the revitalising face oil, £22 for a hydration boost and soothing treat!

NAKIN Performance Facial Serum, £25 can be found online at NakinSkincare.com or online to order from Ocado

Pollution protection that is just as essential as SPF

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When you aren’t relaxing on holiday, book in hand are you living it up in the city? Protect your skin from the sun and the ever growing city pollution with Hawaiian Tropic Duo defence cream

Packed full of antioxidants such as green tea extracts which reduce the effects of pollutants and are proven to diminish the visible damage already caused by pollutants, extreme weather and free radicals. It moisturises and hydrates whilst giving vital skin protection at SPF30 suitable for all year round use.

What’s more the scent is super fruity alike the rest of The Hawaiian tropic collection and it comes in a super lightweight formula which isn’t sticky leaving you free to stick on that cute printed mini and head to that city rooftop garden party!

Hawaiian Tropic duo defence sun lotion, rrp: £14.99 for 180ml Available at Boots, Ocado and Amazon

Treat your feet with Leighton Denny

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Treat your feet after a long day to Leighton Denny Well heeled foot #masque, £15

This light masque contains refreshing peppermint, pineapple and papaya extracts and leaves feet feeling super cool, clean and relaxed after a long working week. For the best results use with the provided pedicure socks for a long intensive treatment when needed!

Buy yours now online here or at M&S, Feel Unique and Amazon

Super smooth with the New Nivea body shaving range…

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The #NEW Anti-Irritation #body shaving range from Nivea is a UK first and puts users at the forefront of male hair removal!

The sponsors of Liverpool FC have brought us all a fab alternative for him this Father’s Day, and an essential for the weekly shop!

Plus – Ginger Talks’ says it’s not exclusive for men and the fantastic new shaving stick works wonders for quick summer leg prep with less mess!! Follow this up with the after shave lotion to help calm irritation and moisturise all-in-one (believe me this works!)

Buy now online at Superdrug and Boots and in stores nationwide!

Get the beauty buzz with Garnier Skinactive Honeyflower collection!

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🐝 The #new Garnier UK #skinactive collection with #honeyflower reminds us so much everyday that we are in the midst of spring and that summer is truly on its way! 🐝

It’s one of our favourite collections from the year and we rotate this in and out of our routine every few weeks…

Find out more and shop online now at Garnier.co.uk

Read my plump lips… with Know Cosmetics

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Read my lips… Know Cosmetics UK bring you the new #nothinlips gloss and no dark shadows enhancer…

No Thin LipsTM Secret Lip Plumper, £15 is a smooth, colourless secret lip plumper that instantly plumps and volumises lips. With every application, this gloss will keep
your lips looking full, lush and alluring. Formulated with Aloe extract and Vitamin E, No Thin LipsTM Secret Lip Plumper will keep your lips moisturized, hydrated and
voluminous. The Rapid Plump Complex, a blend of sensory ingredients and menthol, stimulates blood flow to the lips while advanced peptides increase hyaluronic acid production resulting in a full looking lip.

No Thin LipsTM Secret Lip Plumper is perfect on bare lips for a plump natural look, or apply it over or under your favourite lipstick or gloss. Apply as often as you desire.

We found this to work very quickly – with a light plump, just don’t go too crazy as it doesn’t taste too fantastic if you get it on your tongue or inner or your lips!

No Dark ShadowsTM, £15 is a silky, light, blendable complexion enhancer and concealer that works hard to conceal imperfections. The light diffusing pigments in the formula softens the look of dark circles and highlights your best features for a contoured makeup look. The long-lasting, buildable moisturizing formula can be applied alone or blended with foundation to perfect the complexion. Offering medium coverage (too much for us personally) , it’s waterproof (lasting 6+ hours) and is free of mineral oils and parabens. Dermatologically approved it’s available in twoshades : WOW (rose undertones) and PIZAZZ (yellow undertones)

Shop now online at Lloyds Pharmacy

Personalise your face-mask with L’Oreal Paris

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Bank-holiday skin treats with my personalised mask courtesy of L’Oreal Skin

Heading face first into one of the newer trends for personalised masking – I chose my mask to cater to each area on my faces’ needs!

These are Pure Clay mini masks in the #multimasking #playkit #detoxing charcoal for my cheeks, #redalgae for the #glow & #eucalyptus for #purification…

Try the L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay Multi Masking Face Mask Play Kit 3x10ml and #mymultimask today! For £7.49 from Boots… (SHOP IT)

Glossier… Worth the hype?

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It’s 2018 and I have officially dived head first into the world of acids & how they can really help with our skin! Bring along one of the newest most talked about products & brands… Glossier

This year they launched Glossier Solution and they claim to revamp your skin in just four weeks… In a poll by Glossier‘s daily Solution Users 3 our of 4 people stated that

  • After 24 hours – Skin felt cleaner & softer.
  • After 1 Week – Skin looked smoother, brighter and clearer
  • After 2 Weeks pores looked smaller and skin looked glowy
  • After 3 weeks – pores were unclogged and there was reduced redness and more even skin.

So we had to try it – especially after living for so long with massive pores on my face!!

Solution works by removing the dead skin cells that blocks our pores & penetrates deep into each individual one. Using a variety of Acids within the Solution such as Glycolic / Lactic / Citric & Salicylic Acid* – all chemical exfoliants ex the citric which modified the skins pH levels! (Please note as we’ve previously stated we are new to acids and we recommend EVERYONE checks out the products containing acids carefully and makes sure they will suit their skin before applying anything directly to your skin!) [I rely on other beauty boss’ that are in the know more-so about these things like Caroline Hirons & Alessandra Steinherr – reading and watching absolutely everything of theirs!]

We gave it a go and we are happy with our results so far! After using the product for 4-6 weeks we had the initial tingling sensation on our first week, whilst using every other day – a short lived mild tingle sensation leaving us with immediately noticeable smoother skin!

Over weeks two to four we noticed an array of changes such as smoother skin for longer, my smaller pores vanishing and the largest ones decreasing in size… it also has a positive effect on my old chicken pox scars and it’s helping them reduce down a little too!

Beat in mind whilst using this product – don’t use it on your microbladed or semi-permanent brows! It will fade the pigment a lot quicker meaning you’ll be due a top up much quicker than anticipated … I wouldn’t want to put that well spent money down the drain 😅

Another thing to consider is the time of day when applying the product! If you are heading out I’d recommend not using it in the morning! Solution makes your skin even more sensitive to the sun and glossier recommend that you wear factor 50 if heading out after application! – due to this as I have very fair skin I use it at night as part of my routine, after an initial cleanse whilst showering *no soap*, I apply Solution, then apply my fave serum finishing with a layer of a gentle colloidal oatmeal moisturiser from Cuderm or of I’m heading out for the evening I apply a blend of Neutrogena’s #HydroBoost Serum blended with the HydroBoost Water Gel as it contains Hyuralonic Acid which effortlessly hydrated my skin and creates a perfect base for my makeup!

The packaging really targets the teen market and is packaged to be totally Glossier from outer postal box to final product! We love the push down dispenser at the top too!

Overall thoughts… Worth the hype of it works for you!!

Glossier Solution, £19 for 130ml – Buy online at Glossier

Super skin loving Gel wash from Cuderm Skincare

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Welcome to Cuderm Skincare’s #new gel wash – a super skin friendly alcohol and soap-free recipe; which is is gentle and doesn’t irritate the skin! Containing oatmeal extract alike their their other fab products!

It naturally cleanses and moisturises dry and sensitive skin, whilst maintaining the skins natural pH balance! Even better for your skin… it is free from parabens, is hypoallergenic, & is vegan approved with a naturally hypoallergenic formula.

We love how super gentle it is and how softly scented it is too, and may just stock up for the winter to help keep our skin in tip top form! – We highly recommend their moisturiser too – we use it as a night-time mask after cleansing to keep our skin super smooth & hydrated until morning!

Plus!!! Cuderm is a formula that can be used on adults down to Babies aged 3+ months – a perfect start to little ones skin loving routine.

Buy your Cuderm Gel Wash and other fab products from £5.49 At Cuderm and all leading pharmacies

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