Showing posts with label Beauty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Beauty. Show all posts

Friday 3 February 2023

Beauty treatments to try at home

The covid-19 pandemic accelerated the use of at-home beauty treatments. The inability to get treatments done professionally saw many people give them a go themselves.
Beauty treatments to try at home
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With the benefit of cost savings and the convenience of not having to book appointments, at-home beauty treatments are still very popular post-pandemic.

If you’re wanting to get into doing your own treatments but are not sure where to get started, here are some of the options you could consider:

If you choose to remove your body hair, waxing could be the perfect option. It is far more budget-friendly than higher end treatments such as laser hair removal. As well as this, it is far more effective than shaving as the hair is removed directly from the root, meaning it grows back thinner and less frequently. Whether you opt for strip or hot waxing, order some hair removing wax and give it a try.

Make sure to closely follow all instructions provided to avoid burning yourself.

Gel manicure
Gel manicures are a fantastic way to feel more put together, whilst also caring for your nails and preventing biting. Despite their benefits, they can be costly, and due to nail growth require frequent maintenance. Although it requires some initial investment in a lamp, gel polishes, and nail tools, doing your own gel manicures is a great way to save money. Doing your nails yourself also means you don’t have to wait for an appointment to become free, so they can be done far more often and changed on demand to match outfits or be in keeping with any occasion.

Once you have practiced enough to perfect a plain manicure, you can begin experimenting with fun nail art.

Facial massage
If you’re a Tik Tok user then chances are you have seen the Gua Sha trend. If you are wanting to refine your jawline or simply give yourself a facial massage, you should consider buying a Gua Sha tool. Originating from Chinese medicine techniques, a Gua Sha tool can be used to massage the muscles in your face. Not only can this be very relaxing, but it is an effective way to encourage your skin to absorb product whilst also sculpting your face.

If you don’t know where to get started, there are plenty of online tutorials for how to get the most out of a Gua Sha.

Dermaplaning involves the removal of facial hair or ‘peach fuzz’ with the use of a blade. Whilst this may sound terrifying, it can be an incredibly effective way of physically exfoliating your face, getting rid of dead skin, allowing your makeup to apply more smoothly, and creating a glowy appearance.

You must be very careful when dermaplaning to avoid cutting yourself. If you are apprehensive to give it a go, consider getting it done at a salon once to see how it should be done.

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Wednesday 12 October 2022

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Dreams Come True Limited Edition Kit 2022

If the Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar hasn't got your attention, and even it did, the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Dreams Come True Limited Edition Kit for 2022 has that wow factor!
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Dreams Come True Limited Edition Kit 2022
I mean wow! With one Pillow Talk product sold every 6 seconds, this is an amazing gift for a Charlotte Tilbury fan!

Featuring 15 FULL-SIZE makeup icons, it is worth £418 but is on sale now and is priced at £300.00 and comes housed inside the beautiful rose gold coloured collectors edition box, which features pull out drawers.  


  • Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk (1.2g)
  • Matte Revolution in Pillow Talk Original (3.5g)
  • Luxury Palette in Pillow Talk (5.2g)
  • Luxury Palette of Pops in Pillow Talk (5.2g)
  • Instant Eye Palette in Pillow Talk (7g)
  • Eyes to Mesmerise in Pillow Talk (7ml)
  • NEW! for 2022! Colour Chameleon in Pillow Talk
  • Pillow Talk Eyeliner (1.2g)
  • Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes! mascara in Super Black (10ml)
  • Cheek to Chic blush in Pillow Talk Original (8g)
  • Beauty Light Wand in Pillow Talk Original (12ml)
  • Superstar Lips in Pillow Talk (1.8g)
  • Collagen Lip Bath in Pillow Talk (7.9ml)
  • Lip Lustre in Pillow Talk (3.5ml)
  • Charlotte’s Jewel Lips in Pillow Talk (4ml)
So if the Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar hasn't grabbed your attention, then I hope this Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Dreams Come True Vault has and it can be found right here on sale for £300 and it is an item which sells really quickly.

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Friday 7 October 2022

No7 Limited Edition Beauty Vault 2022

Whilst we wait with anticipation for the No.7 Advent Calendars for 2022, you might be as excited by the No.7 Limited Edition Beauty Vault
No7 Limited Edition Beauty Vault 2022
There was a Boots No7 Beauty Vault earlier this year, so if you didn't manage to get your hands on it, then this one, which is priced at just £50, so an absolute bargain given the contents, is on sale now.
Be beautifully connected with the gift of No7 this Christmas
Indulge yourself with a dose of No7 beauty. Our Limited Edition Beauty Vault contains an amazing collection of No7 Limited Edition cosmetics to help create the perfect look for any occasion over the festive season.
The contents of this vault are listed below, so if for any reason you didn't want to see what was inside, then do not scroll down, instead head straight to Boots and grab it quick!


  • No7 Limited Edition Lip Glaze - HEAVENLY
  • No7 Limited Edition Lip Glaze - LUNA
  • No7 Limited Edition Mini 4 shade Eye Palette
  • No7 Limited Edition Liquid Eyeshadow - MERCURY SHINE
  • No7 Limited Edition Liquid Eyeshadow - SATURN SHIMMER
  • No7 Limited Edition Highlighter - HEAVENLY GLOW
  • No7 Limited Edition Eye Pot - STARDUST
  • No7 Limited Edition Eye Crayon - GALACTIC GOLD
  • No7 Limited Edition Lipstick - STARRY NIGHTS
  • No7 Limited Edition Lip Liner - STARRY NIGHTS
  • No7 Limited Edition Mini Highlighter Brush
A real bargain for anyone who loves No7 or even if you haven't ever tried the brand and really want too! It is on sale now and it is priced at just £50!

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Tuesday 10 May 2022

Aldi Lacura Vanilla Honey Golden Bath Nectar

It is no secret that I happen to think Aldi has some pretty amazing beauty offers, having recently upped their K-Beauty collection, they have now just released another incredible product that you are going to want to try and it is the Aldi Lacura Vanilla Honey Golden Bath Nectar.  It will be back on sale online and in store this week!!
Aldi Lacura Vanilla Honey Golden Bath Nectar
Aldi Lacura Vanilla Honey Golden Bath Nectar
Now looking at this Bath Nectar, you might notice that it is very much inspired by the Laura Mercier Ambre Vanille Honey Bath, which retails at £45 for 300g, so as a product, it is very much on the luxurious side of things. The Aldi Lacura Vanilla Honey Golden Bath Nectar is priced at just £5.99 for the same 300g, which is a saving of almost £40!

Relax and unwind in complete luxury with Aldi Lacura Vanilla Honey Golden Bath Nectar (£5.99), the latest launch from Aldi’s Health and Beauty brand. With calming scents of vanilla and honey, the indulgent nectar comes complete with a wooden honey dipper to leave skin soft and smooth and in complete serenity. What’s more, shoppers can save up to 82% compared to Laura Mercier.

To look at, the packaging is completely different to Laura Mercier in that Aldi's version has a much more rounded plastic jar with a silver lid and Laura Mercier is less Jam Jar and very sleek, though both have silver lids. For fans of Laura Mercier it is all about the honey dipper and that scent. Well the Aldi Bath Nectar also comes with the wooden honey dipper and surprisingly it is really well made and slightly more rounded.
Aldi Lacura Vanilla Honey Golden Bath Nectar
Aldi Lacura Vanilla Honey Golden Bath Nectar
Aldi Lacura Vanilla Honey Golden Bath Nectar
The Aldi Vanilla Honey Golden Bath Nectar does have the most wonderful golden colour to it and when removing the lid there is an immediate vanilla and honey scent that wafts past, like the very first opening of a jar of fresh honey, that wonderfully sweet scent that is just so moreish, very much like a freshly opened bar of honey!

The directions for using this Bath Nectar is swirl the wooden honey dipper into the jar and then place it under the running tap to create lovely honey vanilla scented bubbles.  The honey dipper itself works really well with the bath nectar and does a great job at helping you to use the product without getting it everywhere.
Aldi Lacura Vanilla Honey Golden Bath Nectar
If you love the sound of this and want to try the Aldi Lacura Vanilla Honey Golden Bath Nectar, then get ready to get your hands on it.  The Aldi Lacura Vanilla Golders Bath Nectar will be available to pre-order online from the 23rd January, and you can find in stores from the 27th January.

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Wednesday 30 March 2022

Luxoni Beauty - An Introduction

I have recently been introduced to a new e-commerce website called Luxoni Beauty and they have a website which specialises in luxury beauty for less. Established just a few years ago in 2020, Luxoni Beauty describes itself as being "more than just a store… it’s a lifestyle". 
Luxoni Beauty - An Introduction
With a love for luxury beauty, and simultaneously wanting to find the best deals — an idea was born. As the only beauty e-commerce who specialise solely in luxury, Luxoni Beauty offer some really competitive pricing on some pretty amazing beauty brands and because they are an online store, they can offer products at really great prices because they don’t have the physical store overheads that many retailers do.  

Based in the U.K., Luxoni Beauty got in touch to introduce me to who they are and what they do and I was surprised to see so many well known brands on a site I hadn’t come across - Prada, Elemis, YSL, Huda Beauty, Givenchy, NARS Tom Ford and many more.

The website, which is incredible chic and easy to navigate round has products listed across many categories - fragrance, haircare, skin care, makeup and so on, under each one of those headings you will find further options to break down the amount of time you need to search for something, unless of course like me, you love to just browse and procrastinate from time to time. 
Luxoni Beauty - An Introduction
For those of you who are wanting to browse somewhere new to find that bargain, anyone who wishes to use the code BQUEENFREEGIFT will be gifted a complimentary OPI or Ciate London nail polish with your first order.

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Thursday 24 March 2022

Aldi Lacura Spa Rice Milk & Cherry Blossom Gift Set

With Mother’s Day on the horizon, the Aldi Lacura range have a whole host of gifts within their beauty section that are not to be missed. One of those is the Aldi Lacura Spa Rice Milk & Cherry Blossom Gift Set.
Aldi Lacura Spa Rice Milk & Cherry Blossom Gift Set
Aldi Lacura Spa Rice Milk & Cherry Blossom Gift Set
It is absolutely no secret that I am a pretty big fan of the Aldi middle aisle but even more so of their beauty range.

Inspired by Rituals with their Renewing Treat Gift Set, Aldi has dedicated this gift set for that at home “spa experience” or for a little pampering time and at just £8.99 it is an absolute bargain to get your hands on.

Packaged inside an impressive box which is accompanied with a bright pink ribbon, so it does look nicely presented to hand straight over to that special person in your life, or even for yourself as a treat.
Aldi Lacura Spa Rice Milk & Cherry Blossom Gift Set
As you can see, the gift set features four products which includes:
  • Foaming Shower Gel
  • Nourishing Hand Lotion
  • Relaxing Body Oil
  • Softening Rice Body Scrub
I have been using all four of these products since they arrived (sorry Mam, it isn't coming your way) and I absolutely love the scent.   

The Foaming Shower Gel does an incredible job at foaming, similar to other products and brands who create these types of products, you only need one press of the dispenser to get more than enough to use.  The scent is immediately obvious as soon as the foam leaves the bottle and it isn't too sweet or sickly, it is really fresh scented. 

Following on from the foam, the softening Rice Body Scrub, is just delightful, it isn't overly abrasive but it is most definitely noticeable on the skin and it is one I tend to use on my shins where I have scaly skin from months of wearing chunky knit tights or leggings.

The Relaxing Body Oil was a bit of a surprise because I wasn't expecting the texture to be as it is.  In its spray bottle, which I think is an amazing idea, the oil, which is non-greasy, dries onto and into the skin quite quickly and it leaves behind the most wonderful cherry blossom scent too! 

Then finally with the Nourishing Hand Cream, it is again a lovely rich texture which I really liked. Once on the skin, it massages in really quickly and is again, non-greasy or sticky when applied. Wonderfully scented of those cherry blossoms.

For £8.99 this is a wonderful selection of products and I love how they come packaged ready for gifting. For me, the star of the show is The Relaxing Body Oil because it comes with a really good pump dispenser, smells incredible and applies like a dream.

On sale from 20th March, look out for it in your local Aldi Store.

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Tuesday 16 November 2021

Space NK The Beauty Discovery Gift - Brightest Stars Edit

Space NK is back with another Gift With Purchase offering and this time it is the Space NK The Beauty Discovery Gift - Brightest Stars Edit.
Space NK The Beauty Discovery Gift - Brightest Stars Edit
One thing I feel Space NK does really well is their GWP offerings, they always give a really good mixture of brands and products.  On sale still is their Best of Space Nk Beauty Discovery Box, which at just £40 is an absolute steal, I ordered two of these boxes for friends as birthday gifts.

Worth £110, this gift offering is absolutely free when you spend £60 and always, this offer is only around whilst stocks last and right now, it is more than easy to spend £60 with Space NK to get this bag of delights.


  • Sunday Riley Good Genes Glycolic Acid Treatment 15ml Limited Edition
  • Venn Moisture-Balance All-In-One Face Cleanser 5ml
  • Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel Extra Strength Formula x3 
  • Living Proof PhD Weightless Mask 30ml
  • Malin + Goetz Mojito Lip Balm 10ml
  • Amika The Kure Intense Bond Repair Mask 20ml
  • Rose Inc Renew Enriched Clear Shaping Gel 5ml
  • Goldfaden MD Bright Eyes 5ml
  • Dr. Jart + Ceramidin Serum 5ml
  • Erborian Skin Hero 5ml
I think this is a really good collection of products and all sized big enough to give them a try before you buy the full-size version and there is one or two products within this list I would quite like to try myself!

The Space NK The Beauty Discovery Gift Brightest Stars Edit is on offer now and once you have your products worth £60 or more in your basket, use the code Beautygift2 to get your free gift.

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Thursday 14 October 2021

L'OCCITANE Caring for Sight Collections

At L’OCCITANE, they want to live in a world where everyone can see and experience the true beauty that nature has to offer. 
L'OCCITANE Caring for Sight Collections
Caring for Sight is one of L’OCCITANE’s six commitments to people and the planet, that plays a central role in all of our activities. A Few facts for you:
  • In 1997, L'Occitane began using Braille on their products where possible, and  continue to do so today.
  • Thanks to The L’OCCITANE Foundation and partners such as UNICEF, in 2020 they met their 10by20 goal. To have helped 10 million beneficiaries of eye care by 2020.
  • L'Occitane being L'Occitane, they have now set an even more ambitious target: to have 15 million beneficiaries gain access to eye care by 2025.
To help achieve this goal, L'Occitane has created three Caring for Sight Collections to celebrate World Sight Day on the 14th October 2021, in previous years the gift has been a candle with a poignant reminder of just how lucky we are. Collaborating with illustrator Ruby Taylor, not only do these bespoke designs have a unique story to tell but Ruby also explores the eternal beauty of nature, the treasure-trove of Provençal ingredients at the heart of L’OCCITANE, and most importantly their commitment to preventing avoidable blindness.  Each one of these Caring for Sight Gift Sets features an array of products that you will be familiar from the line-up of L'Occitane products -  Delicious Almond, Nourishing Shea Butter, Invigorating Verbena and Rose amongst others.

Botanical Scents (£29)
Explore the gardens of Provence with the Botanical Scents Collection, capturing the invigorating olfactory properties of zesty verbena and floral HERBAE par L’OCCITANE. 
L'OCCITANE Caring for Sight Collections
Collection contains: Verbena Shower Gel 70ml Verbena Eau de Toilette 10ml Verbena Soap 75g HERBAE par L’OCCITANE Hand Cream 30ml HERBAE par L’OCCITANE Beauty Milk 50ml.  On sale here.

Cocooning Comforts (£29)
A fusion of the enveloping warmth of almond and nourishing properties of Shea butter, the Cocooning Comforts Collection is the ultimate pamper treat. 
L'OCCITANE Caring for Sight Collections
Collection contains: Almond Shower Oil 75ml Almond Milk Concentrate 20ml Almond Delicious Soap 50g Shea Butter Foot Cream 30ml Shea Butter Hand Cream 30ml. You can never have too many L'Occitane Almond products! You can find this collection right here.

Delicate Petals (£29)
Revel in the finest floral scents of Provence with classic Rose and elegant Néroli & Orchidée. 
L'OCCITANE Caring for Sight Collections
Collection contains: Rose Shower Gel 75ml Rose Perfumed Soap 50g Néroli & Orchidée Eau de Toilette 7.5ml Néroli & Orchidée Hand Cream 30ml Néroli & Orchidée Body Milk 50ml

The Caring for Sight collections have been created to celebrate World Sight Day on the 14th October 2021 and increase the number of beneficiaries we are able to reach in order to prevent avoidable blindness; £5 from the sale of every collection will be donated to UNICEF to help fund vitamin A supplementation programs worldwide.

Why Vitamin A? 

285 million people in the world suffer from visual impairment, and in 80% of these cases, subsequent blindness would have been preventable if treated appropriately. Vitamin A deficiency represents one of the leading causes of infantile blindness, which is why L’OCCITANE continues to partner with UNICEF to help fund the development of these programs.

Between 2017 to 2019, L’OCCITANE committed to donating a minimum of 1 million euros per year to UNICEF, and at the end of these years, more than four million children from Myanmar, Bolivia, Papua New Guinea and Niger received the treatments. The eyesight of 2.3 million additional children was protected than initially projected.
We are proud to have committed to a further three years of the partnership between the L’OCCITANE Foundation and UNICEF, with the hope of preventing infantile blindness in more than 3 million children by 2022. This will total 7 million children whose eyesight has been protected since the partnership began in 2017.
So to continue in their efforts, L'Occitane have created these beautiful Caring For Sight gift Collections and £5 from the sale of every collection will be donated to UNICEF to help fund vitamin A supplementation programs worldwide.

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Monday 11 October 2021

FeelUnique Wellbeing and Skincare Mini Haul

Feelunique are currently celebrating their 16th birthday and they have some incredible offers on their site right now.  With savings up to 33% off skincare, luxury gift with purchases, 3 for 2’s and savings on top brands such as ELEMIS, Caudalie, Nuxe, Bioderma , Tan-luxe and many more, it is time to fill your basket and also maybe get your hands on the birthday beauty bundle! Plus, if you get to the bottom of this post, I have an exclusive discount code which will give you some amazing savings!
FeelUnique Mini Haul
I always have a basket full of products which catch my eye as I am browsing the Feelunique website during zoom meetings (camera off) and when I am travelling around London.  I love looking in the 'New In' and 'Best-selling' sections to find out what people need to purchase or are currently loving, all in an effort to avoid FOMO.

I was kindly gifted a voucher to make a purchase of some of the items sitting in my basket, which currently stands at 15 products, mainly skincare, a few fragrances and of course some makeup are all there tempting me to purchase them.  However, with my voucher, I did purchase two products which I have lusted after for a long time, one coming from a brand I am just an enormous fan of and the other, I know very little about but have seen this particular item raved about on my social media feed.
FeelUnique Mini Haul
First up from Aromatherapy Associates, which is on offer with Feelunique with 23% off is the Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Bath & Shower Oil (37.99). Support Breathe is the one oil we always have at home in its many forms, it is a life saver when you have that winter cold, feel a bit meh or just want to lay back and relax into nothingness.

The Oil has two main Essential Oils which are Black Pepper which helps to ease muscular aches and paints as well as Chinese Ginger which warms the muscles and the joints as well as boosting circulation.

The second product I ticked off my list and out of my basket is from Lumene and it is the Lumene Nordic Hydra Oxygen Recovery 72h Hydra Gel Mask (£16.24).  This mask is currently on offer with 22% off and it is described as being one which is perfect for hydrating skin and provides 72-hour non-stop hydration, making it perfect for dehydrated skin.

It is Infused with Nordic superwaters including pure Arctic spring water and organic Nordic birch sap. Alongside those, you will also find the inclusion of lingonberry, bilberry and cloudberry waters, all of which are said to come together to help to give that fresh, plump & healthy look.

I am really looking forward to trying both of these products and I will be back with more thorough reviews once I have.  In the meantime, I do have an exclusive discount code giving you 15% off and it is valid until Halloween - simply type in BeautyQueen15.

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Wednesday 10 March 2021

Special Moments Mother’s Day Set - Margaret Dabbs London

This coming Sunday is Mother’s Day, a day which is said to be an annual reminder to say thank you to the special person who has done and still continues to do so much for you. Like many of you, I haven't been able to see my Mam in person for over a year now, the odd Facetime or text is as much as I have been able to do and whilst I do live over 200 miles away from my family home, I never forget Mother's Day. 
Special Moments Mother’s Day Set - Margaret Dabbs London
This year, Margaret Dabbs London has put together two wonderfully luxurious care packages as a gift to those people we call Mum, Mam, Mom, Step-mum, Mother and not forgetting those Gran's, Nan, Nanna, Grandma or whatever other affectionate name you might use. These packages have been carefully put together to ensure this person has everything she needs to have some time out for a pampering of her hands and feet, which of course for the time being will be at home.

Whether that’s mum, step-mum, grandmother or another special person who is always there for you, treat them with a pamper package to really make sure they feel loved this year, in true lockdown style. Margaret Dabbs London has put together two beautiful, luxury care packages that give her everything she needs to feel pampered from her hands to her toes. With anti-ageing ingredients that really work, these results-driven, highly effective treatment products for feet, hands and legs are a joy to use, and are sure to add a touch of indulgence to her day, no matter how busy her schedule.

The Special Moments Mother’s Day Set (RRP £55 - Offer Price £45) features four products to pamper those hands and feet and as I am a huge fan of the brand, I have been enjoying pampering myself.

The first product is the Crystal Nail File (£15) and it is one of the best nail files I have ever used and I always have one as a back up in my desk drawer. This nail file is regularly voted Best Nail File, that is how good it is.
Special Moments Mother’s Day Set - Margaret Dabbs London
This nail file is slim enough to fit into your makeup bag, weekend bag or even have on your bedside table and it has been designed in such a way that you can use it in both directions, backwards and forwards, across the nail and it is fine to be used on both fingers and toes because it isn't overly abrasive like other nail files I have used.

The second product is the Nourishing Nail & Cuticle Serum Pen (15ml) and ever since it arrived, I have been obsessed with it and I am not the best at remembering to look after my cuticles.
Special Moments Mother’s Day Set - Margaret Dabbs London
My one issue with Cuticle oils is the faff and mess they create when being used, so most of the time I just don't bother with it, but this serum pen is a whole new ball game. The pin point dispenser, which gives this a crayon look, has been designed to ensure exact precision during the application stage of the serum every time with little or no wastage. The serum is enriched with both Emu and Tea Tree oils which together help to lock in moisture and then work transform dry, damaged nails and cuticles and effectively treats and protects against infection.

Is there ever a pamper pack without a hand cream? This Intensive Hydrating Hand Lotion, 75ml is absolutely divine and it is one of those that just shouts luxury.
Special Moments Mother’s Day Set - Margaret Dabbs London
This hand treatment is enriched with anti-ageing ingredients such as Hempseed Oil, White Water Lily and Kelp, all of which are usually reserved for facial skincare products. Designed to instantly hydrate, plump the skin, improve skin firmness, elasticity and collagen levels as well as boosting the skin’s moisture levels. The hand lotion smells absolutely beautifully with the scent of Geranium and Mandarin, which delicately lingers on the skin after using.

With this hand treatment, you need just a small, the forums is non-greasy, and added to the ingredient list is the added benefit of Comfrey, which with its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, also to help soothe and protect the hands.

Finally within this gift set is the Intensive Hydrating Foot Lotion (75ml). I am a huge fan of this Foot Lotion and it’s formula and I’ve taken to using it 2-3 times a week to keep my feet in good condition after using a peeling mask. 
Special Moments Mother’s Day Set - Margaret Dabbs London
This foot lotion has been expertly formulated to work on a treatment level, much like the rest of the products within this collection, for this one we have anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and hydrating properties all in play.

Described as being a lotion helping to protect against the natural ageing process of the feet and gait related changes, which in turn can lead to common foot complaints including dehydrated skin, hard skin build up and tired aching feet, this product is also and good for bone and joint inflammation. 

On the feet, this lotion is delightful to use and it immediately absorbs on contact, moisturising an hydrating the skin of the feet to leave them feeling fresh, soft and smooth to the touch.

Without question, these products from Margaret Dabbs London* are as luxurious as it gets when it comes to products for the hands and feet - they are very much more treatment than your average high street cream. Together they create a wonderful pampering routine for the most hardworking parts of the body - your hands and your feet!

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Saturday 6 March 2021

Lush Golden Egg - Easter 2021

Next in line with a Beauty Easter Egg is Lush and for 2021 they have opted for a Golden Egg. Being Lush, it isn't just any kind of egg, it is infact an ethical golden egg which is made from recycled cardboard.
Lush Golden Egg - Easter 2021
Inside this egg, you will see that it contains 5 items from the Easter Collection and those products include an essential oil bath bomb, soothing shower gel, bath melt, bubble blower and a lovely skin-softening body butter, so they make quite the pampering treat. 


  • Nana Shower Gel - A Rich Caramel Cleanse
  • Golden Egg Bath Bomb Melt - A Gilded Glimmering Soak
  • Singing Daffodil Bubble Blower - Floral Scented Bubble Fun
  • Walter Bunny Body Butter - A Gentle Chocolate Polish
  • Dragon's Egg Bath Bomb - Uplifting Orange Shimmers
Again, if you are wanting to buy a chocolate alternative as a gift this Easter, then Beauty Eggs it seems are becoming quite popular right now and this offering from Lush is just one of many I have already shared - Glossybox, Lookfantastic and L'Occitane have so far featured.

This Golden Egg from Lush is a limited edition offering and it is on sale now, right here, for just £36.

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L’Occitane Beauty Easter Eggs 2021

Beauty Easter Eggs are everywhere this year with Glossybox and Lookfantastic already unveiling their offerings. Now it is the turn of L’Occitane who have two for you to choose from, or you might decide you need them both.
L’Occitane Beauty Easter Eggs 2021
The first offering from L’Occitane is the Cherry Blossom Easter Egg. It is described as being a delicate, fruity and lively and this fragrance gift is said to be a celebration of the poetic beauty of the cherry tree.

Inside the Easter Egg are three products from the L’Occitane Cherry Blossom range and they are:
  • 75ml Cherry Blossom Shower Gel
  • 35ml Cherry Blossom Body Lotion 
  • 10ml Cherry Blossom Hand Cream
They come packaged inside a L’Occitane branded tin, complete with a bow and just looked absolutely lovely. I had this one last year as a gift from a friend and the scent is just delightful.

The second offering from L’Occitane is the Verbena Easter Egg. Perfect for those who love a scent which is quite stark and definitely sharp on the nose.
L’Occitane Beauty Easter Eggs 2021
As with the Cherry Blossom Egg, this option contains three products from the Verbena range. Described as being zesty and reminiscent of freshly squeezed lemons, energises the senses and helps banish tiredness. 

The contents of this egg are:
  • 70ml Verbena Shower Gel
  • 30ml Verbena Body Lotion 
  • 10ml Verbena Hand Cream
Again, these products comes beautifully packed inside a L’Occitane Easter Egg tin and are ready for gifting.

Both of these Easter Eggs are priced at just £16 each and if buying a chocolate alternative this Easter is something you feel minded to do, particularly if you or someone you know is a fan of the brand, then this would be a great gift.

The L’Occitane Easter Eggs are on sale here.

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Saturday 2 January 2021

Boxing Day Beauty Sales 2020

The Boxing Day Sales are very different for 2020, more so if you are in Tier 4 where the non-essential shops are closed and if you’re lucky, you might find your newsagent open. 
Boxing Day Beauty Sales 2020
Some of the Boxing Day sales online have already started this year, better than some Black Friday Deals and some even better than those tempting you in before Christmas Day. On this post, I am sharing some of the best deals around.

Cult Beauty - Cult Beauty have already kicked off their sale with lots of bargains at 30% off – shop here*. 

L’Occitane - From L’Occitane we have savings across skincare, home, fragrance, travel and more with up to 50% off. Grab your bargains right here*

Boots - I am told there is to be a massive 50% off with Boots and it is one of their biggest ever sales to date and there is over 1000 products to grab. Find everything you need right here*.

Kate Somerville - Using the code Unboxing, you can save up to 20% off site wide - right here*

SpaceNK - The Space NK sale started on Christmas Day last year, so definitely one to bookmark your favourite products to grab those bargains. Find the sale here*.

Jo Malone - The offering from Jo Malone is that if you spend £75 you will receive a complimentary Jo Malone London Miniature 35g Candle. Starts 26th and ends 28th December. Find them here*

Molton Brown - They are offering up to 30% Off. Launching 24th December. Offer available 24th December (5pm) – 12th January (Midnight) HERE*

Charlotte Tilbury -  Last year there was an amazing sale which gave discounts on a whole host of products as well as offering freebies such as free makeup bags, do definitely one to watch. Find everything you need right here*.

ASOS - they have an incredible 70% off online and again, the offering has already started and you can find it right here*.

Lookfantastic - There is currently up to 30% off on selected products in the Winter sale until January 31st 2021 and 50% off Christmas gifts. Find everything you need right here*.

MAC Cosmetics - MAC currently have 20% off site-wide*, plus an offering of a free palette when you spend £75.

It CosmeticsIT Cosmetics have up to 50% off a selection of products using the code SALE50 at checkout.

Selfridges - Selfridges are ones to keep the detail of their sales pretty quiet, but last year, Christmas Day was the day, so find everything you need right here*.

Liberty of London - The beauty sale is yet to start but there’s 50% off fashion here*.

KiehlsKiehl’s have up to 20% off selected products and limited editions plus 10% off Christmas sets.

Omorovicza - An amazing brand who are already offering 15% off gift sets and 20% off on selected lines here

Beauty Bay - This year, Beauty Bay have had some amazing deals and right now there is offerings of everything from 10% up to 50% right here*.

ESPA - ESPA are offering up to 50% off a whole lot of selected products and gift sets. Plus, you can also receive an extra 5% off with code EXTRA5 from 21st Dec – 7th January. Find everything you need right here*.

bareMinerals - Right now, bareMinerals are offering up to 33% off selected products from across their website. Find everything you need right here*. 

Revolution - Revolution are already offering 50% off a whole lot of products on their website across skincare and makeup. You can find everything right here*.

Feelunique - The Feelunique Boxing Day sale has yet to go live, but from 23rd December until 11th January, they're going to be offering some *serious* savings, their words not mine. Find everything you need right here*.

Net a Porter - The Net-A-Porter winter sale has already begun with offerings of up to 60% off selected lines which includes brands such as Sisley, Illamasqua and Pat McGrath Labs to name a few. Find everything you need right here*.

Harrods - Right now, over on Harrods you can find some amazing savings of up to 50% across Beauty and everything you need is right here*.

Urban DecayThe official Urban Decay Boxing Day sale hasn't started yet, but they have already launched a 30% off gift sets sale. Find everything you need right here*

Cowshed - Right now, Cowshed have an offering of up to 50% off their products and that includes everything from candles and diffusers to skin care and skin care sets. Find everything you need right here*.

GHD - Right now you can grab 20% off hair tools with GHD and you can find everything you need right here*.

The White Company - You can enjoy a saving of up to 50% with The White Company right now and again it includes products right across the site. Find everything you need right here*.

As more deals come to light, I will be updating this page. I would love to know if you have got your eyes on anything.

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New Year, New Beauty Rituals

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(AD) After a difficult 2020, your main aim for 2021 is probably to rediscover your old self. Finding a great beauty ritual can play a central role in rebuilding your confidence and comfort in your skin. Whether you’re hoping to see a complete transformation or a more subtle upgrade, this is your chance for a fresh start.

Naturally, though, you will want to follow a process that is both convenient and sustainable. Here are five simple steps to keep you on the path to success.

#1. Invest in your health

You’ve heard it a million times before, but a healthy lifestyle will give you the best platform for a great beauty routine. While fitness and nutrition are key factors, they aren’t the first issues to consider. Increased hydration and improved sleeping habits deliver stunning results for your skin, nails, and teeth. In turn, the impact of subsequent routines will be far greater. In many cases, it will reduce the volume of makeup needed to unlock your potential. Better still, the benefits will extend to your mental wellbeing. 

#2. Choose natural products

If you want to revamp your beauty rituals in 2021, you need to do what’s best for your long-term beauty. Natural products cause far smaller impacts on your skin compared to items that include lots of chemicals. It’s not just about skincare goods, either. Davines haircare products will enable you to get beautiful-looking hair without the threat of future damage. Organic ingredients and ethical procedures will additionally help protect the environment.

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#3. Be versatile

We all enjoy having our favourite styles and looks. However, there’s something extra special about boasting the ability to mix things up. Thanks to online tutorials, you can now learn to use a wide range of makeup application to create different appearances. Similarly, equipping yourself with the skills and accessories to switch your hairstyle within minutes can work wonders. If nothing else, it will enable you to match the hair and makeup choices to the outfit of the day.

#4. Protect yourself

Regardless of how great you look, the hard work will be undone if you allow the weather to take its toll. Sun-kissed skin is great, but you do not want to get burnt or develop the blemishes that can come from a failure to protect yourself. Sweet Bee sunscreen is a great way to prevent those problems. In truth, most people know about the need for sun protection. But your skin can be equally prone to problems caused by the winter weather. Lip balms and moisturisers are vital. 

#5. Product removal

Choosing the right styles, products, and applicators is vital. Nevertheless, one of the most significant decisions relates to the product removal routines. Even kinder products can take a toll if you leave them on overnight because your skin needs a chance to breathe. Master the nighttime removal of and cleansing ritual ASAP. When you do, the following morning will be a lot easier. Not least because it can help reduce the threat of acne and related blemishes. After a few days, the new habit will become second nature.

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