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I’ve just had an amazing facial experience at The Light Salon Harvey Nichols. Not what you would expect from a facial, as this is completely different. After an initial cleanse, the treatment was a preconditoining light that creates movement in the top layers of the skin’s cells, leaving my skin glowing and youthful immediately.

The therapists were very welcoming,  knowledgable and professional. The light Salon is a beautiful environment which is calm and inviting, perfect for relaxation.

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While I had my 11 minute treatment, I was given a hand and arm massage with the NUORI balm that left my skin feeling and looking silky smooth. I would highly recommend this experience. It was a luxury facial without the luxury price and suitable for all skin types, tones and skin needs.

Put simply, the expertly tested LED wavelengths are used in combination to activate your skin’s cells, spurring them to fight infection, help your skin protect itself against dirt, grime & UV exposure, and release type one collagen (that’s the good kind) & hyaluronic acid to plump, smooth and hydrate.

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I left with the NUORI Supreme-C serum 20 day treatment, perfect for my dehydrated maturer skin.  I’ll update you on the results in a later post.

You can check out The Light Salon here www.thelight-salon.com.

Bye for now x

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Daughter in law Natalia is having a baby and now 7 and a half months pregnant, (happy days).

I was told about this product and bought it for her in early pregnancy, It really is an amazing oil and does what it says on the bottle I wished I had read about it years ago and used it myself to avoid stretch marks.

Her tummy is huge and growing by the day, her size 6 frame is so petite and she looks like shes carrying a baby elephant.

Twice a day application of clarins tonic body treatment has stopped her from getting marks on her tummy.

A Cult Classic for expectant mothers, this body treatment improves skin elasticity to prevent the appearance of stretch marks and to maintain skin firmness. The lightweight, silky texture absorbs quickly to nourish deeply and tone skin and can be used on all skin types.

I would highly recommend this product to any expectant mum and worth every penny.

 

 

A Cult Classic for expectant mothers, this body treatment improves skin elasticity to prevent the appearance of stretch marks and to maintain skin firmness. The lightweight, silky texture absorbs quickly to nourish deeply and tone skin. it can also be used on all skin types.

Bye for now x

My 3 desert Island products would be;

1. Bobbi Brown Tinted balm with spf 25, This product leaves my skin feeling fresh and Dewey with lasting results. I use this instead of foundation and covers my skin perfectly with a light flawless finish. you can purchase this at any Bobbi Brown counter/store priced at £36.50 This product is without doubt my must have in my kit. Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm

2. Bobbi brown natural brow shaper

This cream-gel formula fills the gaps of my brows to give a effortless easy to use shape to my brow, I love this product for quick and easy usage to define my brow. I can also use this brow shaper to touch up any grey hair in between my hair tint, This comes in 7 shades. Natural Brow Shaper & Hair Touch Up

3. Bobbi brown touch up stick.

I love the touch up stick it covers redness, and blemishes. This product is creamy easy blending and full coverage for any part of the face apart from under eye, On-the-spot quick cover for imperfections spots and blemishes. it also comes in 19 colors.

Face Touch Up StickTouch up stick £21

 

These 3 products are my absolute must haves in my hand luggage for a desert Island trip, I often get asked this question so thought it would be nice to share with you. My choice of products would also work well for a honeymoon minimal look with additional pretty blush and a tinted balm on the lip.

Bye for now x

 

 

 

 

I would like to share my view on spf and the importance of using it with you. Sunscreens with a higher SPF should offer more protection from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which is linked to the vast majority of skin cancers, as well as premature skin aging and eye damage.

I would always use a high spf on my face in all weathers. I cant believe the amount of people that do not use it to enable them to get a tan, I love tan and looking healthy but not at the expense of my skin to damage or age faster than it should. Please read up on skin cancer and the effects it has  I have seen women as young as 22 years with skin cancer from sun damage. I remember when I was on holiday in Spain seeing a girl with 3rd degree burns from sunbathing after wearing Just oil (no spf) ouch!!!

Kiehls offer a wide range of skin care that contain spf  priced at around £20-£30 pounds for all skin types and tones. Also paulas choice offer a light weight easy to apply lotion with spf 30 two birds one expense priced at around £20 This brand offer a wide selection of affordable skincare with spf for men and women. I’m all about saving money if possible so there is no excuse ladies/gents not to wear spf in your daily routine.  its the price of a pack of cigs and a bottle of vino.

If you do the apple test it will show you how bad the sun is for your skin, Leave an apple in the sun for the day and watch the skin shrivel up. (This would be your skin if you let it bake in the sun) too much sun exposure will age and damage your skin. FACT!!

 

Apple proves why you should wear sun screen

This is the effects of an apple left in the sun after a few days. Sleep, drink water and treat your skin like royalty Remember the best foundation is healthy glowing skin. If you treat it well less Makeup is needed to look fresh and flawless.

 

Bye for now x

 

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I would like to share my skincare routine with you as I believe its as important as the Makeup you apply, Good base is better Makeup. I often get asked what skincare I use and how to achieve fresh skin. My skin can be very dry so I have to put moisture back into it with products and healthy living.

CLEANSE. I like to use a deep cleansing oil that removes all traces of dirt and cosmetics while nourishing my complexion, I like my skin to feel soft and nurtured without feeling too greasy. There are 2 cleansers I like to use that I would recommend for dry maturer skin, my favorite is deep cleansing oil DHC price is £21.50 for 200ml and Origins gentle cleansing oil price £23.50 for 200ml. Both leave my skin feeling fresh and very clean.

TONE. I personally do not tone my skin and believe if I clean my skin well and splash cold water mineral mist is as effective as a toner. Most toners contain alcohol and I would prefer not to apply this to my face although there are toners free of alcohol.

SERUM. I love serums and really noticed the difference since Ive been using it, It reduces the aging process for fine lines wrinkles and age spots or discoloration. I like to apply this twice a day with my regular routine, I like to pat it onto my skin. The ones I like to use is Bobbi Brown intensive skin supplement price £45 for 30ml It contains white birch and grape extract and is anti aging It leaves my skin feeling supple.

EYE CREAM. I pat a small amount of cream around my crow feet area to avoid the fine lines and wrinkles so that it looks nourished and fresh. I use and love la Mer the concentrate, even though its expensive priced at £125  On my First application the texture/feeling was amazing.
So smooth, hydrating, controlled & absorbent :))
Not scented,heavily greasy, shiny or sticky. ABSOLUTE MUST HAVE! and only a little amount is needed.

MOISTURIZER. I apply this at least twice a day and very important to find the right one for your skin type, I need moisture that sinks into my skin and repairs it at night, Ive use Creme de la Mer for many years and works like a dream, My skin appears smoother, lines and wrinkles are reduced in appearance and even my drier areas  are soothed on contact. My skin really benefits from this product. I usually ask for this as a birthday gift and purchase the small one so that I can also travel with it. The price is £108 for 30ml.

NIGHT REPAIR. I love this product and is the best time to repair the skin from environmental damage, This product can help with a multitude of skincare concerns. Be it dehydrated, mature or oily skin, they can have impressive results. Ive reviewed a range of oils in order to recommend the very best. My absolute favorite  has to be night repair by Estee Lauder Apply on clean skin before your moisturizer. Use several drops. Smooth in gently all over face.

My skin is dry, I like it to look Dewey, I can achieve this by the skin routine I have posted today for you to read, I drink lots of water and do not smoke so that my skin looks fresh and hydrated.

Ive based my skincare routine on what I use and like for maturer dry skin, There are lots of products out there for all skin types and budgets, Please contact me if you are looking for something different or need help choosing your skincare.

Bye for now x