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

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Dreaming of a light foundation…

We are forever dreaming of a foundation that matches this ever so pinky pale skin that we have forever lived with… and we seem to be getting closer to the actual match day by day! 

We tried out Rouge Bunny Rouge Milk Aquaelle Liquid Foundation, £46.40 (53 Euros) a delightfully light gel foundation which sweeps on evenly, going far for only a little touch of liquid. Here we tried out their lightest shade, Coconut milk parfait – a milky-pale pink beige shade. Applied with the brands Aqua Primer,

£46.40 (53 Euros) which contains a plethora of active ingredients to aid cell tissue regeneration, smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, provides intensive hydration, firming and smoothing; and it’s anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory! This is a miracle in a bottle, giving a fabulous canvas to apply foundation to!

Between the pair, the foundation stayed on all day, and felt ever so lightweight throughout. We found a little oxidisation occurring when we didn’t user a primer with our face oils though, but we just beat this with a good pre-cleanse and with this shade no blending near the forehead as it gets too dark for us! (Forehead is super pale!) But over all a fantastic foundation, that’s well worth the money! 

Get yours today online here…. plus use the code RBR-GINGERTALKS20 for an exclusive 20% off anything! Shop Shop Shop!!! 

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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! 🌎

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P.S. Be a Workout beauty…

If you’re a gym bunny that likes to not bare all at the gym, and goes down the makeup to the gym route, why not try the new range from Primark Beauty?

Stand up to sweat with the new PS…Workout cosmetics range from Primark beauty – lightweight, long wearing, natural finish make up for lips, eyes and skin. The 11-piece collection features sweat and splash proof formulas in pretty, neutral colours & brights to enhance your natural beauty whilst withstanding your workout. Hero products include a protecting lip balm with SPF 50 for outdoor workouts, sweat resistant powder for a confident, matte complexion and waterproof eyeliner for subtle definition.

We have tested out some of the range to see if it really stands up to longwear, and whether we actually like it! First up we try the Liquid lipstick in Cheerleader and the matching lip liner – a total barg for £3! – Cheerleader is a bright in your face pink – I don;t quite think I could wear this in a gym ever to be totally honest – You’s spot me a mile off! But I have to say, the liner goes on smoothly with ease, and the lip fix liquid lipstick, you only need a little bit and you have full pout coverage. I found it a tad drying so make sure you use a moisturing primer before hand to help! Next up the foundation stick – it needs a tad warming up before it goes on, but this gives good quick coverage, and blends fairly well! For the fairer girls I hope there’s some lighter shades too, but i’m sure there will be! Again, bargain price, so the quality is great for such a price, and finally the eyeliners, are non budging and waterproof, smooth application, lovely and dark too, not muted by the dampness of the waterline.

Overall a fab collection – I’d just choose the more muted shades if I chose to be the make-up wearing gym bunny! Thumbs up Primark!

Liquid lipsticks, £2; Waterproof eyeliners, £1; Lipliner, £1; Mattifying powder, £2; Waterproof mascara, £2; Foundation stick, £2.50; Lip balm, £1, available nationwide at Primark Stores

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Hello Tiger!

Let the animal inside of you shine, whilst prepping and pampering yourself, thanks to Mad Beauty this spring. Our skin needs to be looked after, and what better way to do it than by sitting back, and relaxing with a mask on. 

Mad Beauty have put the fun back into pampering with two new animal themed products, the MAD Beauty Animal Head Band (each, available in Tiger, Panda & Dog), £3.50, MadBeauty.com and the MAD Beauty Animal Face masks, coming soon to MadBeauty.com slip on the cute headband to apply your makeup or even one of these matching masks! We tried the soothing coconut oil dog mask, and this left us soft, hydrated and ready to apply our days face of makeup!

Check the new animal ranges out over at MadBeauty.com now.

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Peach please! 

Prestat have raised the bar immensely with these gorgeously delectable 

Velvety Milk Chocolate Thins are suffused with the delicate flavour of the finest peach and Assam tea, melding pleasure and love with glamour and romance…

I couldn’t put these gorgeous chocolate thins down, perfect when they’re cold so they give that ever so satisfying crack as they break, then melt in your mouth. They aren’t overly sweet, with just a gentle flavour of tea and peach caressing your palette. 

I just wanted them ALL! Don’t miss out… maybe buy yourself & your Galentine a box!… now Prestat can you create an Easter egg in this flavour please?

Perfect Peach & Assam Tea Milk Chocolate Thins, £13.95, Available at prestat.co.uk, Harrods.com & instore at the Concession in Harrods

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Let eyes enjoy the beauty

Rouge Bunny Rouge, bring us this little beauty – the limited edition, ‘Phanes’ palette.

Aptly named after the primeval Orphic deity of light and goodness, the ‘Phanes’ limited palette comes to you with five surprise shades of RBR Long-lasting Eye Shadow Refills in individual RBR envelopes, one limited edition black quintet keeper with a large mirror and a double-sided applicator brush. Expect five shimmering treasures including: One stunning highlighter shade, three smoky iridescent neutrals, and one best-selling frosted shimmer that enhances any eye colour.

The empty magnetic palette is very easy to fill with the eye shadow pans and looks perfectly luxurious in black lacquer design with exquisite floral patterns on the lid. Enjoy deep, dynamic iridescence and the silky-soft second skin effect. With its extended 8-hour wear, the eye shadow formula is made to stay put and to look freshly applied all day long.

We love how these RBR shadows melt into each other, blending like butter and toast, its magical, and beauty at its best! Grab the refill pans online at beauty bay for just £15, alternatively find the palette which is 50 Euros with a spend of 150 Euros from their online store…

https://en.rougebunnyrouge.com/make-up/eyes/eye-shadows/surprise-eye-shadow-palette.html

Plus can you see that gorgeously shimmery look? This we did with The RBR ‘Fire Drops’ Loose glitter pigment in Wishing for wings, £20, Alyaka.com Soft beautiful pigment in a pretty little dip tube, for you to smother yourself in to your hearts content…. now dont go lookng like the child that has nicked mummys makeup in all the excitement… but do enjoy thats what beauty if all about! We barely needed any, and just added a simple face with tarte highlighter and blush to top it off a treat!

Find out more at https://en.rougebunnyrouge.com/

And Buy this beautiful makeup at http://www.alyaka.com/brands/rouge-bunny-rouge/

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Your makeup On Point

Kaffe Fassett the iconic textile designer has teamed up with Heathcote&Ivory to bring yet another ON Point beauty collection.

The collection is brought to us to represent the quieter contemplative side to Kaffe Fassett’s world; celebrating colour, the geometric and the art of needle point. The collection comprises of the usual body set make up creams lotions and washes, plus a cosmetic and makeup bag.
Today we bring you the bright and colourful patch-work of the makeup bag. Geometric and realistic in pattern, a perfect gift for the clever & talented lovers and makers of needlepoint.


The collection is available from KaffeFassettfragrance.com

Starting from just £10 It’s a bargain!

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Super Sensatio-NAILS 

We get fed up when our ordinary polish takes a long time to dry and chips after only a few days, so we were pleasantly surprised when this little kit (SensatioNail polish to gel transformer starter kit, £49.99, Boots) turned up at our desks last week. A gel kit like no other which turns your normal favourite nail polishes into super shiny long lasting gel polish.

The kit is very compact and cute unlike other gel starter kits that we’ve used before and very quick to use. The only thing we’d like added to the kit would be remover. – Alternatively we use Elegant Touch Get ‘em off Nail Remover, £2.65, Boots [find it here] which is cheap and fantastic at removing all gel polish and much much cheaper than most too! The kit makes it easy to mix up the polish, and you use a lot less polish than you do re dipping into the bottle everytime which means your fave colours will last you a lifetime! Application was swift – we completed one hand at a time for the fastest and best results, and after 12 days our nails are still going strong! 

The SensatioNail polish to gel transformer starter kit includes: 1 x LED nail lamp; 1 x USB lead; 1 x UK mains adapter; 1 x Gel cleanser (14.6ml); 1 x Gel primer (3.54ml); 1 x Polish to gel transformer (7.39ml); 1 x Mixing pot; 1 x Manicure stick; 12 x lint free wipes; 1 x Double sided nail buffer 

Make your hands SensatioNAIL today onine and instore at Boots.com

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Bronnley use hand crafted methods to blend nature’s finest ingredients into enchanting collections that captivate your senses. The NEW Pink Peony and Rhubarb collection is no exception, making it a beautiful floral addition to the much-loved classic Bronnley bath and body products.

As beautiful in bud as when in bloom, the peony in bloom performs a botanical ballet, as layers of translucent petals gracefully unfold. Its exquisite scent soulfully transitions from fresh and green to a captivating floral bouquet. Selecting one of nature’s grandest flowers and enriching its familiar and classic aroma with a twist of rhubarb to create an intriguing, modern scent.

In a tantalising opening, the principle peony note is freshened with the captivating aroma of red apple’s crunchy skin and sweet flesh, blended with rhubarb leaves that gently fan jasmine, gardenia and rose.

Deeper in the heart of the scent, these scattered tones of precious petals are layered with the intriguing aroma of fruity rhubarb stems, lightly spiced with bright, clove-like and peppery nuances. While as a grand finale, of carnation and the addition of sparkling white musk adds depth, elegance and lasting pleasure.

The contemporary and modern floral character of Pink Peony and Rhubarb is magnificently represented in the packaging, beautifully illustrated by award-winning British botanical artist Helen Campbell.

This makes it the perfect scent to gift to someone you love this Christmas, a perfect dressing table piece and everyday scent.

Along with the scent you can buy a full range of bath and body products as follows… 

Pink Peony & Rhubarb EDT 50m, £14.50; Hand Wash 250ml, £10.00; Hand Lotion 250ml, £10.00; 3 x 100g Soap Collection, £13.00; 100g Soap, £5.00; Bath & Shower Gel 250ml, £12.00; Body Lotion 250ml, £12.00; Hand & Nail Cream 100ml, £9.00

Available now online at www.bronnley.co.uk & stockists nationwide (see website for more details)

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