Look after babies’ skin whilst supporting conservation with Petit Jovial

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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

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🐻 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 this fab gift…

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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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Bring your fire with Becca Cosmetics

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🔥 Bring your fire and burn bright for party season with the @beccacosmetics #volcanogoddess palette packed full of pigment rich shimmers and glitters… it’s the perfect gift for a #beauty babe! 🔥

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

Wild Cosmetics launches with new natural deodorant range

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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

Beat your winter skin!

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Beat the cold weather and protect your skin with this Organic Hemp seed Oil moisturiser and body butter from @yaohltd Give it a go! And beat that winter chill!

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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

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!

Bulldog Skincare brings you Father’s day inspiration!

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Are you stuck for gift ideas this Father’s Day? Look no further than Bulldog Skincare. Today is the age of men looking for their own beauty products and looking after their skin, so why not buy that perfect present from the full range at Bulldog?

The range is Vegan friendly, softly scented throughout, and specially formulated for our guys skincare!

We recommend the Original Shave Oil, £5.50, created to help the razor glide over skin with ease, the transparent formula helps navigate the face with precision and is packed full of coconut, almond and camelina oils! Leaving skin super-soft and glowing!

Try this and the rest of the range now from £2.50 online, at Boots.com

Beat the itch with New Aveeno Dermexa range…

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This time of year can bring on skin irritation as it dries out in the heat, and it can also aggravate conditions such as Excema…

Leave suffering in the heat with dry itchy skin behind and ditch that itch with Aveeno UK brand new DERMEXA range. It’s perfect for the whole family, and soothes irritated skin, including Excema prone skin, as it contains Colloidal Oatmeal along with Avenanthramides known for their soothing properties, these ingredients help to soothe, restore and protect very dry itchy skin. Colloidal Oatmeal has been shown from in vitro testing to support the growth of naturally occurring micro-organisms in your skin’s microbiome – an ecosystem of micro-organisms unique to every individual that contributes to healthy skin!

Grab yours now for just £9.99 at Boots stores nationwide! Shop here now!

Check out our faves & save 20% with RougeBunnyRouge…

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A couple of years ago we found rougebunnyrouge the make-up range adorned by nature inspired illustrations… and packed full of actives throughout the formulas… have you tried it?

We give you the low-down of some of our favourite and new products we’ve used from the range… and just so you know… we just cannot put it down!!! – Plus… We have a super 20% discount for you too! 

First up The Base: Milk Aquarelle Liquid Foundation in Coconut Milk Parfait, €53 (around £46) SHOP IT HERE This foundation is so dreamy… it sits in a frosted glass bottle arriving within a beautifully illustrated paper tube; and the best thing about it? You need the smallest amount ever! It glides over your skin without the need of a primer and a few dabs can cover your face entirely… of course if you want heavier coverage too this one is great for building up in the areas you need it, too!

It contains some fabulous skin protection too with detoxyl an anti-pollution ingredient keeping the city smog at bay, bamboo for repair and softening shea butter. In addition it contains panthenol which enables the ingredients to penetrate the skin, assisting with hydration and it’s a pro vitamin of B5 – stimulating cell regeneration!

All in all it’s pretty fabulous… it stays on our skin all day with no patching or dryness! Taking on all of the other cosmetics with ease making application of your morning makeup quick and easy!

It’s eye time… that you take notice of rougebunnyrouge’s endless eye collections… they have numerous products for every single look! Above we have Pristine Light Corrective eye primer, €35 (around £30.50) SHOP IT HERE Applied with the sponge applicator on the tube tip, you need a small squeeze to give a base ideal for RBR’s glitter pigments, to hold them in place and to mask any blemishes too!

For precision cut eyeliner, trust in Rouge Bunny Rouge’s Nocturnal Ink Satin Eyeliner, €28 (around £24.50) SHOP IT HERE It has an ultra–fine brush tip, allowing ultra skinny cat eye flicks, and a fuller lash line. The liner will not rub off how ever much you try, yet as soon as you go to remove it at the end of the night, it comes off straight-away! Just what you want smudge-proof products, that remove with ease at the end of the night!

The Amplitute big lash mascara, €29 (around (£25) SHOP IT HERE is surprisingly volume inducing and gives the sense of extreme length also! Initially from the non clumpy / thick texture on the brush I thought this wouldn’t do much, but it goes a long way; and although it isn’t waterproof – it takes a lot of moisture and more than rain on your face to budge it! Meaning no streaming lines down your face! The wax that makes up the formula, is super nourishing on your lashes too – so you get to look great and treat your eyes too!

The Long Lasting Duo Cream Eyeshadow, €42 (around £37) – shown here in Gossamer Wing SHOP IT HERE is your everyday essential product. With a nude cream – semi matte eyeshadow and a light golden coffee shade with shimmer (It’s packed full of RBR glitter pigments – which without doubt you should pick up in EVERY colour if you can! )- this is the every occasion go to nude! The formula is crease free and gives a vision of smooth & renewed skin. RBR added Para Cress Flower Extract to stimulate natural skin lifting capabilities and Coffee Extract to increase collagen and elastin production, while enhancing your natural skin defences. (A Serious must-buy)

Finally get your hands on Impalpable Finishing Powder in Diaphanous, €40 (around £35) SHOP IT HERE for the ultimate smooth, and sealed finish to your make-up. It contains Tetrapeptide Matrixyl 3000 – which brings brings an anti-wrinkle and smoothing effect to your final look. Plus it’s a universal shade and the best matte finish.

Now… Shop all of this with 20% off. Let’s Shop! Thanks to the people behind RBR we have an exclusive 20% off code. – RBR-GINGERTALKS20. Now why are you waiting =? Go fill your basket up!!! You won’t regret 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