New to ION8 – perfect for the chillier days that are now upon us, the Ion8 Cafestor is a stainless steel 100% leak proof travel flask. It provides vacuum insulation for a variety of hot drinks on those cold, frosty mornings. The two stage OneTouch release mechanism is designed purely for hot drinks to safely relieve pressure before opening to provide a vented, smooth liquid flow for safe, direct, effortless hydration.
For the ultimate multitasker, you no longer have to precariously balance a paper coffee cup on your way to work, as the Cafestor flips open with one finger, and can be just as easily locked closed, keeping the chance of any spillages at bay. These insulated travel mugs are light, compact, and fit most cup holders. Made from food safe, Pro grade stainless steel, the Flavour Shield helps lock in those original flavours and freshness. Highly odour resistant, corrosion free, BPA Free and easy to clean (hand wash only). The Cafestor is available in a selection of colors and finishes; Red, Pink, Gold or Black.
The ION8 Cafestor Leakproof Thermal Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle, (360ml) – £19.99, (480ml) – £21.99 from Leakproof.
This Lord and Berry cheek blush in amazing shade in dusty rose (Shop Here) just £22, looks scary but is a subtle buildable and blendable colour! Even better, it’s easy to blend and not greasy. With colour staying put all day! (it’s filtered here to hide my mid healing brows 🙈) try out the cream bronzer too (We’re wearing shade amber medium!)Shop online here for £25. This is just as buildable and they both smell AMMMAZING too!
Find it online at multiple make-up outlets such as LookFantastic, Boots and more!
A change in the season can play havoc with your skin; with autumn approaching, a drop in temperature happening and central heating getting turned up for cosy nights in, your skin can become dry and stressed. That or a pandemic where you should be giving yourself plenty of relaxation to unwind from working all day at your makeshift office in the corner of your dining room of course. This gives you the perfect excuse to enjoy some (well deserved) TLC and add a marvellous mask to to your skincare routine.
We’ve rounded up the top 5 best-selling face masks from showcasebeauty.com, the indie beauty discovery platform, which features a stylist-curated edit of unique products by premium brands that you just won’t find on the high street. Discover the masks that will have your skin glowing and the compliments flowing.
1. Maskorea Instant Glow Sheet Mask
They might make you look a bit strange, but sheet masks are a skin saviour. The Maskorea Instant Glow Sheet Mask is inspired by Korean beauty trends and will even out your skin tone and boost hydration with a mineral-rich formula. The mask has a unique 3-step system that includes a foaming pre-mask cleanser, a serum-infused cellulose sheet mask and a luxurious post-mask anti-ageing night cream. A perfect skin pick-me-up!
Why settle for one benefit when you can have 7? This luxurious face mask from Antonia Burrell will treat your skin in 7 ways to hydrate, detoxify, repair, clarify, illuminate, protect and perfect skin. Don’t worry if your skin tingles a little when you first apply the mask – it’s just the bio-plant actives starting to work their magic.
3. Aromatherapy Associates Hydrating Rose Face Mask
If you’re after that glow from within then the Aromatherapy Associates Hydrating Rose Face Mask is for you. Not only does it smell divine, but it’s also packed full of essential skin ingredients. The mask contains aloe vera to soothe, sodium hyaluronate to restore vital moisture and Damask rose water to cool.
An innovative, mess-free clay mask, enriched with peptides and Argereline, that effectively detoxifies and softens your skin. The potent active ingredients combined with the deep purifying effect of the clay makes this a practical sheet mask, that leaves your skin cleansed, hydrated and with minimised pores in just 20 minutes.
What’s better than a face mask that revitalises and brightens your skin? A gorgeous mask that does all that and smells just like chocolate – totally heavenly. Evolve Beauty’s Radiant Glow Mask is not only high in antioxidants from raw cacao, it’s also packed full of almond oil and rich in vitamins A, B, C and E to nourish your skin. It’s easy to see why this mask is an Instagram dream. You’ll just have to keep reminding yourself not to eat it…
Want to prepare for the chill but don’t want to whip out the black opaque tights yet? Then choose Jonathan Aston London for fun practical tights in endless designs! These cute little polka dots are one of my faves… they also have tights which have a knee high sock integrated into them perfect for your those new winter boots!
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!
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!
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 WilkoMorrisons & Ocado for around £2.99 RRP
* Water and natural sourced ingredients with limited processing
Our favourites for George, Fairy Non Bio have worked with ROSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents), to create some top tips to help keep all of our children safe at home. With more of us spending more time at home, these tips are more important than ever, to prevent accidents and help relieve the pressures on the NHS.
Fairy Non Biois also partnering and working alongside, presenter, model and mum Vogue Williams, who took to Instagram to share a sneak peek of how she cares for gorgeous baby Theo.
Vogue: “Spending more time at home means it’s more important than ever to make our homes safer for our little ones. I’m excited to continue working with Fairy Non Bio to raise awareness of the unexpected hazards in the home – including during the laundry, cooking and even just getting ready in the morning.
Taking little actions can make a real difference. For example, when doing laundry, it’s important to always close the pack with a ‘click clack’ sound and keep out of reach of children.”
Top Tips Include:
THE LAUNDRY POD – Laundry pods are made to be used by adults. Treat them how you would all household items. Keep them out of reach of children and close the pack securely with a click clack after use.
THE HAIR STRAIGHTNER – Unplug and put them away and out of reach of children straight after use, to avoid burns.
THE HOT DRINK – Keep out of reach of children, so they don’t accidently spill hot liquid on themselves.
THE CURTAIN CORD – Keep curtain cords wrapped up high and tight so children cannot play with them.
THE POT AND PAN – When cooking, turn pot and pan handles inwards.
THE GRAPE – Cut grapes into small pieces so that children can easily eat them.
THE HANDBAG – Keep handbags up high to avoid toddlers putting small items in their mouth.
THE BUTTON & COIN BATTERY – Coin batteries are more common in household items, but are very dangerous if left loose. Dispose of straight away, as they are a common choking risk for children.
THE PENCIL – Pencils count as sharp items so it’s important to keep them out of reach of little hands, and supervise very young children when they are using them.
THE DISHWASHER POD – Keep dishwasher pods out of reach of children and use the child lock feature to keep the door closed whilst the cycle is on.
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
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 BeautyWE ♥ Black Chicken!
Check out this brand-new “I’m Green” line of bioplastic toys from Dantoy. Made of at least 90% sugarcane, a sustainable raw material, Dantoy’s bioplastic is 100% recyclable.
Dantoy’s range of bio toys includes this popular 22-piece, pretend play dinner set which can be used for garden picnics. Ideal for playing it is safe, durable and toxin free. It encourages social skills, interaction and helps children to learn whilst having fun. We were kindly #gifted a set for George to try out and he loves them. They are made well, and can sustain any banging and crashing around (just like any other plastic) that little ones absolutely love doing! They’re also a lovely muted green colour too, rather than the common rainbow brights you get in most children’s toys.
Dantoy leads the way with their bioplastics. The manufacture of bioplastics reduces carbon emissions. The sugarcane is cultivated on controlled, pesticide-free plantations in central and southern Brazil and is harvested every 6 – 12 months. Bioplastic made of sugarcane is a 100% sustainable raw material. Making the sets a green planet friendly option which essentially makes way for a healthier planet for our little ones to live on in their futures!
Sugarcane can be harvested several times a year and new plants are planted every five to seven years. The fields are harvested every six to twelve months enabling them to be classified as a sustainable raw material too. Another great bonus is that Sugarcane absorbs carbon dioxide from the air, thereby minimising the greenhouse effect. For the manufacture of bioplastic, the carbon emissions accounts are positive from the budding of the plant until it is manufactured into bioplastic. For each kilo of manufactured bioplastic, 3.09 kg of carbon dioxide is removed from the atmosphere.
An added bonus is that Dantoy’s packaging is all made from recycled cardboard. Their toys are made to last and are approved for contact with foods, microwave safe, dishwasher safe, frost-proof and contains no toxins. – More green and eco credentials which we believe is great, creating an all round eco green product!
Dantoy believe that people should buy less & buy well. That is why their toys are only made with sustainable products. We can all be eco-friendly and by choosing brands who care will make a little difference.
Get your Dantoy play sets online and reduce your footprint on the world… The Dantoy Bio-Toy Pretend Play Dinner Set 22-Piece set costs £18.73 from Amazon
🌼 Step into spring with the new SS20 collection from @uggineurope– Here is the Oh Yeah Slide, with a moulded rubber outsole, available in black and five pastel shades these are perfect for outdoor spring wearing! 🌼