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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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!

Gender’s United with Lynx Unity

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Unity… the new gender neutral deodorant and bodyspray from Lynx

Our initial thoughts and blind smell test on others… it evokes a feminine scent… yet when worn by my guy… without doubt I wouldn’t notice that this wasn’t something from his array of smellies from his cabinet! It truly covers what both sexes want and as any other scent it smells different when worn on each individual; uniting our bathroom to one product that effectively suits us both.

It’s a fabulous product too, to suit today’s ever evolving world, where one fragrance may truly suit all.

Buy it today, nationwide from supermarkets, and other stores including Superdrug (Shop it here for £3.15)

You’re Younique… The products tested!…

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Over the last few years I’ve heard a lot about this brand and never had the chance to try it until now! I’ve sat back and watched people be told you can’t talk about it in beauty groups because everyone that genuinely loves it must be selling it! Shouldn’t we all just be supporters of other people and their genuine love for products as this may lead someone else to their lifetime favourite product one day?

First up we tried the Younique Mineral Touch foundation in shade Scarlet, £30 Available online here

The bottle comes with a dropper head for easy and minimal application, as you really don’t need much of it at all, to cover your entire face. It is a light formula which glides over the skin easily and it lasts all day with no dry patches! The colour was fantastic too as I tend to find even the lightest of shades leaves me matching my hair and glowing in an orangey fashion – but this one sits probably one of the closest ever shade to date!

I applied it with the super-soft Younique Liquid foundation brush, £25 – get yours here this one really is great as you don’t loose product into the bristles!

If this isn’t your kind of brush try the Younique foundation brush, £16 – shop it here!

Last up we have the Touch a la mode cream to powder luminizer, £30 in shade ‘Lustrous’ (rose gold)… This shade didn’t quite match up with me unfortunately and we found it best warm the stick up a little to get a smooth effortless sweep onto your chosen areas! It lasted several hours and gave a lovely subtle glow which you could build up!

Buy your Younique make-up online at www.youniqueproducts.com/ and get involved online, on instagram, Facebook,  and pinterest!

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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An in-sight to Semi-permanent brows…

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Semi-permanent brows… they’re a MUST! …

Now I was very tentative about heading to any salon and letting ANY person near my face with any form of tattooing tools… and a slight fear of a permanent fixture of brows on my face which could be the totally wrong colour.  Fear not, you won’t walk out like a character from The Simpsons, I hope!…

Semi permanent make-up is now hugely popular, with brow, eyeliner and lip liner procedures widely available. It consists of applying a hypo allergenic pigment into the dermal layer of the skin, using a non-surgical process, similar to that of tattooing.

Lasting for years, the key to perfection is to find a professional semi-permanent make-up artist to be honest – ITS CRUCIAL! 

Meet Sophie from Beau Boutique in Ashford, Kent. Even before we met, I received a detailed outline in the post of exactly what the procedure is, and how to look after my new brows once complete. Once at the salon, I had numbing cream applied to the area, as I awaited my appointment time. She immediately put me at ease, in particular with the first question… what would YOU like? We discussed shape and colour (for me i’m a redhead so as natural as possible!) Sat on the bed, she explained that she would draw on the shape, using a method of measuring and freehand strokes, plus also draw in (with white pencil areas where she would remove any present hairs.

Safe to say I was already happy when she finished drawing! – The procedure took around two hours, where she alternated between brows, applying the pigment (shade hazelnut by L.I) in hair strokes to each brow. Every time she moved to the other she would apply more numbing cream, to keep me as comfortable as possible. Once the hair strokes were complete, she asked whether I would like shading to make them look much more natural, which I agreed to, and she proceeded over each brow shading in the area. (This bit hurt a little bit I’m not going to lie) – but this is due to going over the areas she had already done so of course they were a bit tender!

At this stage ladies… DON’T PANIC – your brows will be a darker colour and will lighten during the healing process! Mine were exactly like this statement… darker and bolder and I was thinking I hope I haven’t gone too dark!!! But Sophie was very assuring and instructed me on my healing process aftercare before I left.

Immediately after the treatment

Dry healing is Sophie’s method of choice, where the evening after your bathe your brows with a cotton wool ball using cool boiled water. After this there’s no getting them wet for 14 days! (I prepare for my brows with an exfoliating scrub or mask the day before in my brow area and I think this helped preserve my sanity somewhat with the dry healing process as they go dry and scabby in this time and you can’t pick or scratch!!! – so I find preparing the skin so it’s at its best for application makes the process easier and less itchy!)

Four weeks later you will return for a free colour boost if needed, where any gaps in the colour will be filled and bring them back to perfection! After you have your perfect brows and are walking around giving your fleeky brows the eye in every mirror possible, look after them!

Make sure when going abroad you keep them out of direct sunlight with a hat or big sunnies to prevent fading, and no matter where you are make sure you give yourself a good coverage in spf too! (Even on the cloudiest of days!)

Also consider what you are putting on your face as part of your skincare routine. Do you know the ingredients that you are putting on your skin? If not I truly believe you should know! In the age of the acid cleanser – think @glossier #solution or @beaskincare gentle Exfoliating cleanser (reviews coming soon) and the multiple acids available from the likes of @theordinary and @pixi (plus many more) you need to check because Glycolic acid should be avoided on your new brows. As over time this will cause them to fade. (We noticed that one of our fave in-shower face masks contains this too! So we are taking care with this and making sure our brows are avoided during this process in our routine!

Only last thing you have a couple of different styles to choose from…

Hairstroke brows – Where individual ‘hairstrokes’ of pigment are applied to the brow line, extremely natural and great to replace non existent hair from over plucking!

Powder brows – a more blocky style where pigment is dispersed throughout the whole area. in the form of shading… These are the best option for oily skin, as the oils tend to make the hairstroke option blur more. Plus Oily skinned brow lovers are likely to need colour boosts more often at around 8-10 months instead of 12 months onwards!

Brows with Sophie Clarke are £275 to book call or go online (Please let her know you saw this post too!) Beau Boutique

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Super soft holiday prep for your legs! Tested!

Stubbly legs? Don’t panic! We tested out Skin Doctors Hair No More Inhibitor Spray, (RRP £10.20)and found it to be in our opinion the beauty buy of the year!

The brand tells us to use the product two to four times a week to keep our legs skin soft and velvety smooth for longer – it’s specifically formulated with actives renowned for slowing hair regrowth, recommended after waxing or shaving

Of course we jumped on this bandwagon and had to try it out! Half a day after shaving we usually have stubble peeking through making us wonder why we wasted the time shaving for this short time smooth! But my oh my, we thoroughly tested this out over the last month at least and within a matter of weeks, all I can say is it’s amazing! So far up to three days of super smooth legs before stubble even appeared! They say the results may vary of course across people and in some cases results have shown to have no regrowth either!

For the price and how well this works we are sure to be continuing the use of the product and shouting from the rooftops about it!

Buy yours now from Look Fantastic here >>>
https://m.lookfantastic.com/skin-doctors-hair-no-more-inhibitor-spray-120ml/10307587.html

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Look after your skin with No7

Over the years I’ve battled to make my skin better and healthier, and to be spot free. It certainly wasn’t an easy ride with the usual teenage hormones wreaking complete havoc. Plus being so fair over the years I’ve gone from a super pale baby to a heavily freckled face thanks to sun damage and general day to day exposure even on the cloudiest of days.

Your skin is one of your most vital organs, it protects you everyday so you should protect it too! Keeping it healthy, hydrated and moisturised will do you a favour and help prevent the ageing process showing too!

We got our hands on the No7 Lift and Luminate Collection from Boots, which helps with moisture levels but also claims to help out with evening out skin tone, firming and protecting us with UVA protection in the form of SPF 15 within the day cream.
You don’t need much of the day or night cream to cover your face and neck as a little bit goes a long way! Meaning your money goes far because you get more applications for that tiny amount!

No7 Lift and Luminate Day Cream, and Lift & Luminate night cream, £24.95 each available nationwide at Boots stores and online.

Right now too you can get these in the 3 for 2 deal! So don’t delay buy today!!

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Brush up the environment as well as your teeth!

I bet you’ve never thought about the amount of toothbrushes you get through and then the fact they end up in landfill around the world. In fact over in the US 50 million pounds (lbs) of toothbrushes go into landfill!!!

Now we have a way to tackle this! Care for the earth and clean up your carbon footprint with these 100% biodegradable natural bamboo toothbrushes BY F.E.T.E (From Earth to Earth).

Made from one of the worlds fastest naturally renewing resources (bamboo) the toothbrushes are beneficial to us too because, it’s anti-microbial, anti-fungal, and antibacterial meaning it shouldn’t pick up he unseen bathroom nasties floating around!

We love the simple design, with coloured ends and coloured bristles, it’s a simple
Designer toothbrush! Packaged in 100% biodegradable and Recyclable materials!
It has a lovely feel in your hands, and gives you a good feeling of cleanliness!

Multipacks available online at www.earthtoearth.uk for £15. Also sold separately! 🌎