Today I would like to talk to you about beauty products obsession.
I don't know about you, but I do love beauty products, from lotions, make-up, cosmetics, skin care you name it. I have tried applying minimalism to my beauty as well. Now it is very hard of-course but I think I have done a huge improvements.
I also tend to buy more quality products rather than just buy products to have quantity. So I'm definitely now a person quality vs quantity. What also helped me was that I had defined my style, what I like and this is as well with make-up. I love nude colors, and therefore my make-up is towards new colors. I will do separate post about my style.
What are your thoughts on this? Are you the type of person who wants to have everything and it does not matter what brand? What is your obsession? Is it collection of lipsticks, palettes, foundations etc? I would like to know what is your opinion on this topic. Please leave a comment below.
I don't mind people who have lots of products as everyone else has something else they are into. Some people collect stamps, some shoes, some bags, clothes and some make up and some like me like to have everything. Therefore I don't judge people.
Some people think that I have too much cosmetics, and compare to others I have very little. People are different and that means different opinion and also what is a little to me can be too much for someone else.
Just remember do what makes you happy and also it is nice to treat ourselves sometimes. For me a treat will be when I get something new to my collection, or when my love surprise me. Let me know if you would like me to do a blog post of how I shop or how I save money to buy something nice. As I'm a mum of two children and you know yourself (all the mum out there) that is not easy to treat ourselves when we have other priorities.
Let me know if you would like to know my tips and I would be more than happy to share it with you.
Thank you for stopping by
xxx love maria
Hi my lovely people
Today I would like to talk to you about Hand Creams. You all know that our hands, body, nails needs to be moisturized. I have hand-creams every where. In my purses, at home, at work on my desk. It is important we take care of our hands and nails.
I always get questions what hand-creams are my favorite and which one I would recommend, so here I'm sharing with you my favorite hand creams.
Before I start I would like to mention I have done already a blog post about "benefits of hand creams and I have mentioned some of my favorite hand creams under €5.00 check it out here
Therefore I don't want to repeat myself and write again the same thing, so please if you want to know the benefits check out the other blog post.
This blog post will be only my recommendations of the hand creams which I find it very good regardless what skin type do you have. These creams are good if you are dry skin, or oily whatever hands-type do you have you can use these.
I have tried so many hand creams I love them all to be honest. I like to go to TJ Max and sometimes I just purchase random hand creams. However I have come across these, which I have re-purchase as they are so good.
First will be definitely hand cream from Elizabeth Arden Hand Cream. I love Elizabeth Arden and I will do a separate blog post about this brand, but I had to include her hand cream is one of my favorite. Its absorb very fast, its smoothing and soften the skin. If you have very dry hands, or you work a lot where you use lots of water this hand cream is the best.
Second favorite hand cream is from Institut Karite Hand Cream
I have purchased this first one in TJ Max which is a lot cheaper than online, I had since re-purchased new one from online as I love this hand cream and never managed to find it again in TJ Max. I love the packaging, the smell its absolutely amazing. They have different versions, I tried so far two of them and will definitely try more. It does makes your skin feel very luxurious, it is enriched in Shea, it is delicately perfumed with Milk Cream. It is an expensive hand cream but you only need a very little amount. It is non greasy and makes the hands supper soft.
Another hand cream which I would like to recommend it's not in any particular brand, however I recently start buying hand creams which specify that are for nails as well.
I don't have any specific brand in mind but I do read now the packaging and I tend to buy the one more which specify "hand & nail" cream.
I have purchased few in TJ Max. I love this shop as you can get so many random creams there. I got one which is 250 ml, it is beside my bed. The brand is Asper Jones Camelia Hand Cream it is conditioning hand and nail cream. I love it. I have found a link so you can check their products. I am planning to purchase the small package which will be handy in the hand bag. This hand cream strengthen the nails which is always a plus. The packaging is very cute and has a beautiful smell of Camellia flower.
The last brand which I would like to mention is hand cream from Pecksniff's. I had before several products from this brand e.g. body oil, shower gel and was very happy. I had to therefore try the hand cream as well. I do like it, I find it that this hand cream is not thick at all is very soft, the smell is amazing and of course I love the packaging. It makes the hands very soft and the smell last for a long time. Sometimes when I'm wearing the hand cream I have people asking me what perfume I'm wearing. They also have a men selection of hand creams too which I find it very interesting.
If you want to have a luxurious hand cream but don't want to spend too much I think the great dupes for that is Ted Baker. This brand is amazing. From the packaging to it's formula. In Boots you can find hand cream from Ted Baker as little as 6.00 EUR. I love the Ted Baker Blush Pink Hand Cream. This soft-yet-impactful floral fragrance entwines subtle notes of cassis with sparkling grapefruit, mandarin and mango.
These would be my recommendations, there is so many hand creams / brands to choose from. I have selected the one which are a luxurious but affordable as well.
Let me know if you will try any of which I have recommend and what you think, also let me know in the comment below what is your favorite hand cream.
thank you for stopping by
xxx love maria
As you know I have mixed kids and I had to learn how to take care of their hair as is different to my hair care routine.
I'm not an expert, I just want to share with you what I do. I get lots of compliment or shall I say my kids get lots of compliments about their hair and therefore I thought will share with you my tips.
1) Washing hair in hot water
Hot water dries out the hair and strips away the moisture. Therefore you should never used really hot water, once you avoid this it will help seal and will be more gentle on the cuticle, which means happier hair.
2) Not regular treatment
What I mean by this..I like to apply regularly organic product on my daughter hair e.g. Coconut Oil, Argan Oil as she is still too small to use any other treatment. As afro / curly hair dries out in cold weather, same as central heating can dry out the hair leaving it dehydrated. Therefore it is important to rehydrate, protect and maintain health hair. If you are an adult you can use oil treatment, hair masque in salon or at home.
The next point is for adult mainly and that's it
3) Blow-drying and ironining the hair too frequently
We all know that constant blow-drying, ironing damaging the hair and dry out the hair.
I hope when my little girl grows up, she will not be ironing her hair too often as it will really damage the hair.
Solution, rather than blow-drying try to use roller setting instead. As this involves less direct heat. Always remember whenever you are blow-drying or ironing your hair, please use heat protection.
4) Not getting regular trims
I know how tempting this can be to hold on to the length, but we have to remember the longer we hold the more harm than good. The ends of our hair is old due to brushing, heat so if we don't trim them away it won't style well. What is worst, once the hair will start to splits it travels up to mid-lengths causing the damage to spread.
Try to have trims every six weeks for kids can take longer as they don't use that much heat, less styling, but is still important to have the hair trims. Once the damaged hair is gone, the hair will look healthier.
5) Not adding enough moisture
I can not stop highlighting how important is to moisture hair (any type of hair) but mainly afro and mixed race hair. Always try to apply hydrating products / conditioner. One of my favorite is Shea Butter, Coconut and Argan Oil.
6) Not wrapping hair in a a silk scarf
This is something I still need to work on, but I heard and read it how important is to wrap your hair before you go to bed. As while you are asleep the pillow will absorb the moisture from your hair and therefore come morning it will appear dry.
Wrap hair in silk scarf will help ensure the moisture is retained.
These are the tips I wanted to share with you, let me know if you have tried any of these and if yes how did you feel about them, did they help. Also if you have any suggestions / tips please let me know. I always like to learn something new.
xxx love maria
I always get questions what do I do to keep my nails strong and long? How do I take care of my nails? I have decided to write a blog so I can share with you what I do to keep my nails healthy and strong.
I always had a long nails, but I also had a time where my nails got very weak and damaged
In this post I want to share with you what works for me, what helps me to keep my nails healthy.
I love to do my nail care routine at least once a week. It also give me time to have a "me time".
In my nail care routine I like to do what I call a "nail bath". If I have any nail polish on me I will remove it first, wash it really well with a soup, then will put warm water in a bowl with a squeeze of lemon, little bit of olive oil and honey. I will leave my hands inside maybe 5 to 10 minutes. Then I will dry my nails with a towel and slightly push my cuticles. I do not cut cuticles just gently push it back. I like to file my nails gently every time as they do tend grow fast and I like to keep them in the same length. Once my hands / nails are dry I apply a base coat. When the base coat is dry I will apply nail polish. I am a huge fun of nude / pastel colors. I would also like to mention that I realized that all the cheaper brands are not really worth to buy it. First they don't last long, second they contain lots of chemicals which is not good for the nails. I prefer to spend a little and I know that is better as well for the nails. I love Sally Hansen, she has a great selection and is affordable compare to brands like Chanel and other expensive brands.
I like to paint my nails in three strokes, starting in the middle then one on each side. Do not worry if you will have some spaces or the color will not apply equally, as you will be applying second layer. Remember only to apply second layer once the first one is dry. I like to leave a little space between my cuticle which creates a nice effect.
After applying two layers I like to put a top coat. I forgot to mention that when applying nail polish please apply it on the edge of your nail and if your nail is long enough apply it under the nail too. This will make the nail stronger and will help the color to last.
Once my nails are painted and dry, I apply cuticle oil. I don't use any fancy one, I like to use Argan Oil or Coconut Oil. I love natural products and these works for me perfectly.
Tips which I think helps to have the nails nice and healthy is to look at the food you eat. If you have a good healthy food with lots of veggies, fruits, protein and not process food your nails will be healthy automatically. Remember the beauty comes from inside first.
Second I will say for me at least is to keep your hands / nails moisturized. I apply hand creams all the time. I have hand cream in each handbag, on my desk at work, beside my bed table. It is important to keep your cuticles nice and soft as this is where the nail is growing from.
One important tip is always have in your handbag nail file as sometimes your nail may chip so it is better if can file it straight away before it will crack completely.
I hope these tips will help you, sometimes the process may take long but you have to be consistent.
Let me know if this helps you and what you like to do to keep your nails healthy.
xxx love maria
I have fall in-love with Aloe Vera.
I am not that new to this beautiful "wonder plant", however only when I went for my vacation I had the pleasure of experienced Aloe Vera Body Gel Wrap.
It was absolutely amazing. We were staying in a hotel Sandos (Lanzarote, Papagayo) and they have there a beauty salon and they use only natural products brand "Lanzaloe".
Our package contained body massage but since I'm not a fun of massages I had decided to try this "Aloe Vera Gel Wrap" and it was absolutely amazing. My skin felt so amazing afterwards, very soft and just so much a live. The staff in the salon they were amazing helpful and very friendly. They take time to explain about the product.
The salon also sell the products, so I was delighted of that news and even better, they have website and they ship internationally (http://www.lanzaloe.com/).
Now little bit about Aloe Vera for people who are not too familiar with this plant.
Aloe Vera is a cactus plant. It grows wild in tropical climates around the world. It is used for medical, agricultural and also decorative purposes. What is also amazing about this plant that is also able to grow indoor.
Aloe Vera is truly amazing, here are a few things that you can do with Aloe Vera.
Aloe Vera is also called "The Miracle Skin Saver", it can be used for sunburns, it also can heal small wounds, When using Aloe Vera on the skin, the skin will be looking younger, healthier.
Aloe Vera can also be used as Make-up Removal, as many make-up removal contains chemical, where Aloe Vera is 100% natural.
Pure Aloe Vera is perfect as Shaving Cream. Aloe Vera is very slippery, allowing for a nice close shave and it moisturize at the same time.
Aloe Vera as mentioned is great for sunburns, try the following. Grab an ice cube tray, fill with Aloe Vera Gel and freeze. Pop them out and store them in a freezer safe container. These little frosty cubes are great for sunburn or after too much exposure to the sun.
Exfoliate not the most pleasant part of grooming, but it is very important part of our skin routine. Aloe Vera is a great base for scrub, as it helps soften your skin, and supply oxygen to your cells and strengthening the tissue.
If you have a bad breath, drink up to 1/4 cup pure Aloe Vera gel dissolved in 1/2 cup of water.
If you like a Strong Eyebrow, then this tip is for you. Dip a clean mascara wand in some Aloe Vera Gel and sweep over stray brows.
I personally love using Aloe Vera for my skin and in my smoothies. I may do another post (if you want) just about my smoothies receipts for now I want to only talk about the cosmetic benefits.
Aloe Vera as mentioned is like a miracle for the skin. It has so many benefits such as - it treats sunburn, it acts as moisturizer, it helps with acne problems, it fight aging, it lessens the visibility of stretch marks and many more.
If you haven't tried this product please do so. I have learned something while on my trip in Lanzarote. As previously I would buy any product which has the name Aloe Vera, however it was advised to me that not all the cremes out there are 100% natural, therefore before purchasing the product have a look of how much does the product contain of natural Aloe Vera. The brand which I have mentioned "Lanzaloe" is very natural product and price friendly to be honest please give it a try. Your skin will thank you.
I hope you have enjoyed this post as much I have enjoy writing it.
I'm not an expert I just wanted to share with you my new passion for Aloe Vera.
xxx love maria
It was requested that I do Skin Care Routine, and here I am. I want to share with you what products I use to keep my skin nice and healthier.
First I want to say I was very lucky as I never had problem with skin even when I was going through my teenage years. People who knows me they know I love beauty products but if is regarding my skin on the face I only use Nivea. I used Nivea since I was very little and fall in love with this brand, which is probably thanks to my mum as she uses Nivea and all my sisters too. It's a brand which always feels like new but it's here for century. For my body I experiment a lot I use any cream and will try anything, but as mentioned for my face is only Nivea Products.
My routine is not too difficult and some days when I am not wearing make-up is just washing with Nivea Scrub and add Nivea Cream.
I don't have too many difference between Night and Day Routine.
My Morning Routine is to wash the face with Nivea Scrub, I then add Nivea Lotion. Sometimes I buy the Day Nivea Cream sometimes I use the original or light Nivea Cream. I then do my make-up. I am delighted that Nivea started to do Primer and BB Cream, so far I am very happy with it.
My Night Routine, I use Nivea Make-up Wipes, I then wash my face with Nivea Gel or Nivea Scrub, I use Nivea Toner and then apply Night Nivea Cream or original / light Nivea Cream. For my lips I add little lip balm. I like to as well put little Vaseline or Coconut Oil on my eyelashes this keeps them moisturize I do this only at night before bed time. Under my eye sometimes I use Nivea Eye Cream, if I don't have that I just use Coconut Oil and I am ready to go to bed.
For my hands I use Nivea hand cream, applying to my cuticles Nivea cream or cuticle oil or coconut oil and that's about it.
I know it may sounds a lot but really is not as complicated as some skin care routine. I do this every day.
Few tips which helps me, I never ever go to sleep with make-up, no matter how tired I am I will at least used Nivea Make-up wipes to remove it. They are always in my handbag in case I have un-expected sleep-over.
I believe that to have a healthy skin "Moisturizing" is the way to go. I put cream / lotion / body butter twice a day.
I drink lots of water which makes my skin glowing. I love to use creams and moisturize it as much as possible. I try not to wear foundation at all times to give the skin a little break.
Healthy diet helps, I know straight when I am eating too many junk food, it shows on the skin. Protect your skin from sun and always use creams and Nivea has range of creams as well. I don't use cheap drug-store cosmetic on my face (what I mean is the 1 / 2 EUR products from the Pound / EUR shop) I prefer to invest a little as face is delicate. I will do another post for my make-up what products I use.
I am not a beautician but I just wanted to share with you my skin routine.
Hope it was helpful and let me know in the comments section what is yours, post the link if you are a blogger, I love to read about yours too.
Just to mention this is not sponsored post, I truly love NIVEA all my family do, including my partner and my kids. I will do maybe a separate article of what products my partner does use and what cosmetic I use for my kids. Let me know if you would love to see it.
xxx love maria
Again I did not post on time my August Favorite. Where the time is going. I better started as I am already selecting my September Favorite.
First one of mine favorite is this lovely present I got from my love. It's a beautiful box shall I say package of two boxes which contains lovely luxury soap and of course one of them have to be Lavender as I am really obsess with this smell recently. Now this was a present which I got when my partner went to Portugal and I had to share it with you.
This month I had little experienced with a skin products. As you know by now I love Nivea cosmetic but I thought will give a try to some new products. I heard a lot about Elizabeth Arden now I do have her lip balm which I was very happy with and featured in my May Favorite so thought will try some more products from here. I got this lovely Toner, easy to use just shake the bottle well and apply to a cotton pad. It helps to cleanse and purify the skin and the ceramide sooth and calm the skin. I must say it does really a good job. It has neutral smell, I love the packaging, I am very happy with it and will for sure try more of her products. They are a bit pricey but on the other side we only have got one skin. I got my one in TJ-Max but you can try this link as well (shop here) The next face product I have tried is from Boots No7 Cleanser. I am surprise that I haven't try this before I really like it. It makes my skin feel really nice and soft, it's fragrance free. (shop here)
Next item I want to share with you is this gorgeous eye cream. I don't remember to be honest when did I bought an eye cream as most of the time I was always using coconut oil or just Vaseline. However when I was in TJ-Max I came across with this eye cream which I thought will have to try. It's call "Mogador Nourishing Eye Cream" it's contain argan oil which cut my attention. It's very light cream, it helps to smooth the eye area, it also helps to correct any puffiness around the eyes. This lovely eye cream contains many goodies like: Bisabolol it's derived from Camomile plant. It also have Vitamin E, Centella Asiatica which is Chinease medical plant, next it has Dead Sea Minerals. What I like about this eye cream you can actually use it at any time of the day. I love the packaging too, easy to carry everywhere. (shop here)
Next item I had to get as I was running out is Argan Oil. I have started to use it more often. Now in my house there is always Argan Oil as I use it on daily basis for my kids hair, therefore we are not new to Argan Oil. If you haven't try it, please do so, it helps the hair to grow, it nourish them. Easy to apply I like to apply it on washed hair and massage it through my hair. There are many places where you can get Argan Oil. I got this one from TJ-Max. It was great price as usually they are a bit pricey but they do last long. (shop here)
Now these last item I want to share with you is Nivea Shampoo and Conditioner. I got this from my mum. I was so delighted as she knew how much I love Nivea. Now I haven't been able to find here Nivea hair products but back home we have lots to choose from. My mum got me this Nivea Blond Hair Care package and I must say fall in love with it as usual. I hope they will introduce Nivea hair products here as well, as I really love it.
Hope you will try at least one products which I got, do let me know what was your favorite August item I may try it too.
xxx love maria
PS: do let me know as well in the comments section below what is your favorite from the above items.
Today I would love to talk little bit about "Dry Body Brushing".
I get lots of compliments of how my skin is nice and soft. Now I do have cellulite don't take me wrong but I do have very soft skin and one thing is because I do Dry Body Brushing as a part of mine daily routine.
I would love to share with you the benefits in case you are not aware of and answer the questions What? Why? How?
What is Dry Body Brushing?
Is an age old process of brushing dry skin with a natural brush.
Our skin is a very complex system made up of nerves, cells, and layers. Our skin is an organ of elimination just like our kidneys, liver and colon. It's the largest organ of our body and is estimated that one-third of your body's daily impurities are excreted through the skin. Dry brushing helps the keep the pores clear and helps the skin to be active to assist the body in this cleansing process.
Why should we do Dry Body Brushing?
There are lots of benefits of Dry Body Brushing I want to highlight the one which I think are very important:
- it helps dead skin cells and encourage new cell renewal
- it reduce the appearance of cellulite
- it improving blood circulation by releasing toxins
- it's stress relieving if you do it in a quite place and you have the time only for yourself. I encourage dry body brushing in the morning. I do this every morning before shower and it's just make my day better and make me think I have done something for myself. It makes you feel better.
- it premature ageing while obtaining brighter , smoother skin. As we age our body become less effective in shedding outer layers of dead skin cells.
- it also improves digestion and kidney infection. Now when I did my research back when I was new to Dry Body Brushing this really shocked me and I would never knew how deeply actually the benefits of Dry Body Brushing can go. It was proven that when you are bloated body brushing helps you need to massage the lymph as it helps the body excess water and toxins.
Now I could continue on and on with the benefits. Now I would like to talk little bit of:
How to do Dry Body Brushing?
First I would suggest is to get high quality dry brush, look for one which is made from natural materials. Ideally choose the brush with a long handle so you can reach your entire back. Now I do the brushing every morning / daily for the best result, if you can do try to implement this into your routine. From the start it will be not as comfortable your skin will get little pink but not red, but as you do more often your skin will get used to it and you will actually enjoy it. Important is to remember when brushing always brush toward your heart in one upward movement (exception that you can brush back and forward between your fingers and toes), which is best for circulation and your lymphatic system. You can brush your entire body. Start from your feet and work your way up, your legs, your arms, your tummy, your chest, your back. Now I do not brush my face, breast or genitalia area. If your skin has any irritation please avoid brushing it also if you you should not brush during an active cancer state. If you are pregnant I would first speak to your doctor. If you see that you are getting some allergy please stop brushing. If you have severe skin conditions use the very soft brush as there are three types of brushes you can get (Soft / Medium / Firm) I would suggest when brushing try to do at least three times over the same spot before moving to other part of your body starting from left to right, which is the natural direction when massaging the body. Now session can take 5 minutes or 20 minutes, it all depends of how you are used to this and how much time do you have.
Do clean your brush regularly, in drug store or health store you can get Spray Brush Bristle with the Bodecare Organic Tea Tree Hydrosol. As regularly cleaning your brush will prolong the brush life and it reduce risk of bacterial infection on the skin. If you wonder how it is because when brushing a lot of dead skin is sloughed off therefore is essential to wash the brush. Another alternative of washing the brush is to once a wash it with hot soapy water and leave it on the sun to dry or well ventilated area. Do not leave a plant bristly brush in a wet area, they will mildew.
Another tip is you should always follow up after dry brushing either with bath or nice shower, body mask and do not forget a good quality moisturizer. I love to use Coconut Oil as this helps to replenish any oils which may got lost in the dry brushing and shower process.
I think I have mentioned everything what I wanted to share with you. Hope you found this article very helpful and do let me know in comments below about yourself and dry body brushing. Do you use it? Are you new to it? What you think of it, any response is nice to read. I hope if you did not try it before you will after reading my post and do let me know of what you think.
xxx love maria
Can you believe that I am already writing about July Favorites? Where did the time went.
As you all know I am a product junkey and want to share with you my new founds. This time I did not get too many lotions or creams I mean not many new one as most of mine expenditure were for perfumes. I will start first with these lovely "Loreal Lipstick set" the shade of pink is gorgeous. The package contains 3 lipsticks, I really love how long they do last on the lips and the package is really nice. I got this on Ryanair Flight but I believe they do have this as well in Drugstores.
My second found is this Primer from Nivea. As you already by now know I love all Nivea products. I use them as Daily Essentials and I was very delighted that they have start doing Primer. This product is AMAZING, and this blog is NOT sponsored. I truly love it. You really need very little amount and is so moisturizing, absorb into the skin like immediately and make your skin feeling so good and the foundation do last long. The product I believed I paid for 4 EUR as it was on sale, but full price is less than 10 EUR and you can't really go wrong with that. I do recommend for everyone to get one. They also have Primer for different skin types, I got the one for Dry Skin and I truly love it. I wish I know about this product much earlier. I got this product in Mc-Cabe Pharmacy and funny enough could not found this product in Boots maybe was just out of stuck but please do check your nearest drug-store and grab one. (shop here)
Now as mentioned earlier this month I did not buy too many new creams, lotions, as got few perfumes. I love to smell good, and this start by having lovely shower with a lovely body wash, then applying body cream or body oil and putting perfume. You can ask all my work-colleagues and they will tell you how much I love perfumes.
This month I got "Sí Giorgio Armani" (shop here) is very sweet, the perfume build around blackcurrant, patchouli, rose, freesia and musky blond wood. It is very strong perfume but I do love it. One of mine old favorite "CK One" (shop here) this original fragrance, very clean and pure with a citrus scent. It is very refreshing and cool perfume and is unisex, me and my partner both love it.
My next perfume I got is "D&G Light Blue" (shop here) I used to love this perfume back 10 years ago and I haven't bought it for years so decided to go back to this lovely smell and I missed it so much. This perfume remains me of sun, ocean and vacation. It's very refreshing and it last for long. I am glad I came back to it.
Now my last purchase but not least is "Paco Rabanne Lady Million" (shop here)
I had this perfume and I always like to come back to it. It has lovely floral and woody fragrance. I adore the packaging it's really cute.
Honestly all these perfumes are not really new to me as I had previously purchase them so they are not my new foundlings, but they are my July Favorite as each perfume is nice and I truly love them all. I love to have different perfumes as I add perfume based on my mood. I may do a separate post just for perfumes, which are mine favorites and maybe some new found. Do let me know what you think, if you would like me to do post like that.
I had treated myself to only one body lotion from "Ted Baker".
It's 100 ml's size. it has very strong fragrance smell, it's nearly like wearing perfume. I loved it so much that before I knew it was finish. I got this in the "Perfume Shop" it was on sale for like 5 EUR they only had only one left otherwise will get more. This is actually great idea to get few presents for our love ones. I did not asked how much is the full price but I believed on the package it was like 15 EUR. I do love Ted Baker, when I want to spoiled myself I do like to buy products from here. I just love the smell, the packaging is gorgeous. They do have selection of Ted Baker in Boots and they actually do have some offers, so what you are waiting for!!
And as they say last but not least this lovely stunning body oil from "NUXE".
I must say this was the best found and my favorite product of the month. I got this lovely body oil from my partner. He knows I love all kind of lotions, and oils, and since he wanted to surprise me with something new he treated me for this body oil. It is in glass bottle of 100 ml's. It has very lovely smell and the benefits of this oil, I could go on and on and on. It contain 6 different oils, it absorb into the skin and make your skin feeling very refreshing. It can be used for hair, face, nails and skin. As I have mentioned I could write the full post about this product. Now I had did some research and this product is French Product. They do have variety of other products to try from Night Cream to Day Cream Serums, Oils and so on. I do look forward to explore little bit more with this brand as so far I am more than happy with this magical oil. I do recommend it. Mainly now when we are going to vacations, our skin is exposed to sun and here in Ireland we don't have much sun so it's is huge change to our skin and therefore we should protect our skin as much as possible. If you haven't started pampering your skin is about time to start.
This will be from me for this month Favorite products. Hope you like it and do let me know in comments below which are yours favorite.
xxx love maria
We all wish to stay young forever or at least as long as we can. Forever is not possible but we can do few things which can make us feel younger.
I have read this article which talks about habits which aging our skin.
As you all know to look younger is all about the skin needs to look good and healthy.
We all know how smoking is bad for us not just for the skin. If you would have to compare skin of non-smoking person and smoking person you will see the difference. The skin is damaged by the toxic substances that cigarettes contains. The best way of fixing this is to quit smoking.
2) No Sunglasses
For many people sunglasses are only as fashion accessory. We know that sun can damaged our skin, as the skin around the eyes is very thin, but did you knew that by not wearing the sunglasses we may do more damage to our skin. So if you do not wear sunglasses you better start it.
Too many sweets can have a negative effect at the level of skin. The more sugar we eat the more damage we do. And not to mentioned of worrying about diabetes. When eating too much sugar our skin becomes more saggy, with an aged aspect. By cutting the sweets, we will improve our skin.
When you eat salty food, you cause water retention at the level of the entire body including in the skin. Our diet has a huge impact on our skin. Did you knew that puffiness under eyes is one of the obvious sign to cut down on salt.
5) Gum chewing
I was honestly surprise about this, as I never knew how much gum can be damaging.
Chewing gum is one of the worst habits doing damage to your teeth, stomach and recently confirmed to our skin. The repetitive motion required for chewing gum actually leads to the wear & tear of the collagen and elastin fibers in the skin, promoting the appearance of premature wrinkles. We should give up of this habits having chewing gum at all the times, as we will look older soon than we think.
6) Sleeping Position
Did you knew that sleeping position can influence the health of the skin. If we are get used to sleep on one position this can lead to more wrinkles on that side. The recommended position is to sleep on the back.
7) Inadequate skin care routine
If you go to bed with your make up and not clean the face we can't expect the skin to look nice and fresh. If you are not doing anything about skin care routine, while this should change right now. Start with the 3 simple steps: cleanse, tone and moisturize.
8) No SPF (Sun Protector Factor)
Studies have demonstrated that one of the factors to aging is sun exposure. We should all use moisturizer which contains SPF and we should apply it to our skin every-time we are going out whether is cold or warm.
Water is important for our health and our skin. as constant dehydration stimulates the appearance of premature wrinkles. If you want your skin to glow and look healthier, please increase the water intake.
We know that Stress can have impact on the entire body including our skin. We should all try to reduce the stress, and enjoy it ourselves more. Maybe start doing something which can relax us, like Yoga, or going for a walk, or just having a nice music with a candle have time to relax. Reduce the stress in your life and enjoy a healthy aspect of the skin.
Hope you enjoy this article as much as I did.
It's very important that we start taking care of ourselves and remember is never to late to change, as all these little changes makes a huge difference to our body.
love xxx maria