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6 Products For That Healthy Glow This Spring

6 Products For That Healthy Glow This Spring

As the weather has been unusually sunny for this time of year in the UK, it's got me super excited for spring and the warmer weather. I love springtime as the air always feels so fresh and best of all, I can go out in just a jacket and a t-shirt and ditch the coat! Aside from the clothing changes that come with each seasonal change, I also change up the skincare and makeup products that I am using. I love the look of glowy, dewy skin in the spring/summer time and so I thought I'd share with you 6 skincare products to help you to get that glow! 

For reference, I have normal-dry skin but my skin is also very sensitive so I have to be careful what I use on my skin. All these products are really gentle and soothing on my skin and work great for me!

The Body Shop Drops of Youth Liquid Peel

The Body Shop Drops of Youth Liquid Peel
Starting off, this is a product which helps to lift away any dead skin cells and impurities to reveal clean, smooth skin which is perfect to use as a first step in your skin-care routine so that all the other products that I am going to show you, absorb into the skin better, to reveal healthy, glowy skin! To use this, I apply one pump of this onto clean, dry skin and massage into my skin using circular motions for around 20 seconds and then I wash it off. Whilst you're massaging it into your skin, the gel formula will form clumps and call me gross, but I actually find this so satisfying as I know that any dead skin cells are leaving my face to reveal healthy, glowy skin!

Pixi Glow Tonic
Any exfoliating toner would do, but I personally recommend this one as it is great for my sensitive skin. I notice that it gently exfoliates my skin which instantly makes my skin appear brighter and smoother- and more glowy! I also notice that it helps to reduce redness, which I have around my cheeks. 


NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Multi-purpose Dry Oil
If you're looking for an all-rounder, this is the product for you. I love using a little bit of this dry oil on my face on a day-time to make my face look dewy and healthy, or I lather it on my face on an evening for it to absorb in and nourish my skin overnight. It absorbs into the skin really quickly and is lightweight. I also use this on the ends of my hair to repair it and help it to look healthy and shiny! I definitely recommend this product as an all-round, all-season must-have! 

NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Multi-purpose Dry Oil

Soap & Glory Bright and Pearly Radiance Boosting Cocktail
My sincerest apologies if you saw the word 'cocktail' there and your heart skipped a beat thinking you could achieve a 'healthy glow' by drinking woo-woo's all day long...

This is probably my favourite product out of all of these to achieve a healthy glow in the day-time when I actually have to leave the house. I just use one or two pumps of this and it gives me a really nice, subtle healthy-looking highlight to my skin that doesn't make me look greasy or sweaty in the slightest. I love using this on no-makeup days or days when I'm not wearing any foundation to help my skin to not look as dull. It has a light, cooling texture, it is really hydrating and it smells really nice! I've been using this at least three times a week for the past four months and looking at how much I still have in the bottle, I'd say that's pretty impressive.

Soap & Glory Bright and Pearly Radiance Boosting Cocktail

Soap and Glory Puffy Eye Attack
I honestly think that the Soap & Glory skincare range is so under-rated! I love this little eye-cream as it helps to de-puff my eye area and leaves my skin feeling smooth and refreshed. It absorbs into my skin quickly and helps to brighten up my eye area.
Soap and Glory Puffy Eye Attack

The Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil

This product was love at first use for me. I use this of an evening and then I wake-up and my skin looks replenished, radiant and it feels so soft! I also love the smell of this. As it says on the tin, I would only recommend using this of an evening because it does make my skin look wet and greasy, unlike the Soap & Glory Radiance Boosting Cocktail which as I explained before, that doesn't.

The Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil

What's your spring skincare must-haves?

Thanks for reading!
Love, Vicky

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ION-Sei Toothbrush Review






Hello and Happy New Year to you all! 
I hope 2019 is kind to you all and brings you health and happiness.

I'm so excited to be sharing with you today my thoughts and opinions on the ION-Sei electric toothbrush. Needless to say, this is the most expensive toothbrush I have ever owned, retailing at £129.99 on Amazon, but it is different to other toothbrushes I have owned or even seen, as it actively uses ions to suppress bacterial growth in the mouth which causes plaque. This helps to reduce the risk of cavities in the mouth whilst also leaving teeth feeling super clean and smooth.

How does this work?

I'm not an expert behind the science of the ionic technology but in my understanding, this ION-Sei toothbrush contains a titanium dioxide rod and a UV LED which produces ions which are transmitted to the teeth in order to prevent bacterial growth and plaque. This means that teeth and gums will be healthier and hopefully this will reduce the risk of any cavities! I've been using this toothbrush every day, twice a day for two weeks and I've already noticed that my teeth feel smooth and polished, like I've just stepped out of the dentist, for a longer amount of time throughout the day, in comparison to my previous ORAL B electric toothbrush.



How do you use it?

The toothbrush comes with two brushes in the box, one standard and one soft brush. I personally prefer to use the soft brush head. It also comes with UK and EU plugs- perfect for travelling!

The toothbrush comes with three modes: sensitive, standard and deep clean. This essentially adjusts the amount of vibration that the toothbrush provides. My setting of choice is standard for everyday use and deep clean on occasions. The three-tiered lights display what setting the toothbrush is on: either one, two or three LED's, which I find is helpful to know. In each mode, the vibration will briefly stop every 30 seconds which reminds you when to brush a different quarter of your mouth until the 2-minute timer stops. I really like this feature as it ensures that all parts of my mouth are clean. I do think that it is missing a pressure detector feature though, as considering the price of this, I would have expected an indication of whether you're brushing too hard like other toothbrushes have.

One of my favourite things about this toothbrush is that it is USB rechargeable and a full charge takes between 3-4 hours and lasts for around 80 minutes- which is about 20 days if you brush twice a day!

Overall

Overall this is a great toothbrush which offers an innovative design and method of brushing. I'd say that this toothbrush is much quieter than my previous ORAL-B electric toothbrush and definitely much lighter to hold. One of my favourite features of this toothbrush is its modern and sleek design. It looks great in my bathroom and is unique to anything I have ever seen before. The only two downsides to this toothbrush are that a) I do miss the rotary brush head which my previous toothbrush had, as this one is sonic and b) that the toothbrush itself and the replacement brush heads are very expensive at £129.99 for the toothbrush and £11.99 for a two-pack of replacement brush heads.

Thanks for reading!
Love, Vicky x

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Christmas Gift Guide for Her 2018

Christmas Gift Guide for Her

Is it too soon to be talking about the C word? 

Christmas is soon around the corner and with that comes the looming pressure of present ideas for your loved ones. To make things easier for you this year, I've made this gift guide filled with ideas and examples of presents you could gift to the women in your life this Christmas! I hope this guide fills you with inspiration and gets you into the Christmas gift-giving spirit! 

Candles

Christmas Gift Guide for Her

There's nothing better than winding down at night, reading a book and maybe nibbling on some chocolate whilst inhaling the beautiful scent of a relaxing candle. 

A few of my personal favourite candles are: 
Jo Malone
Yankee
Diptyque 
I Love... 

Christmas Gift Guide for Her

If you're on a budget or looking for stocking fillers, I recommend the I Love... candles which either come packaged in a unique printed bag at £15 for 200g, or opt for the 60g one featured in the photograph above which comes in the 'mini pamper duo set' with a matching body wash for £10! These make ideal gifts for those you love and I personally love the light, fruity fragrance of these.
             

 beauty products 

Christmas Gift Guide for Her

There are so many amazing gift-sets out there to treat the lady in your life. If you pop into Boots you'll find that a lot of brands have Christmas collections which can make shopping for her 10x easier. Something that I personally loved receiving a few years ago from my boyfriend was a 'create your own' Makeup Obsession palette (see here) which was from Boots. It was such a thoughtful, yet budget-friendly idea, as he knew I would enjoy creating my own palette instead of lugging around several different ones when I travel. To me, that is a perfect idea for a makeup lover!

I find you can really be thoughtful here and treat her to her favourite skincare or makeup product if you notice it's running low which will make her day. A popular skincare choice is the Pixi Glow Tonic which is an exfoliating toner, a perfect addition to a skincare regime. A fail-safe option is a luxury lipstick from M.A.C or Charlotte Tilbury, which can be a great idea as they may not purchase that themselves, yet it can feel very special to use, especially during all the Christmas festivities and celebrations. When it comes to makeup gift-sets, I definitely recommend Benefit. I think they always do the best Christmas sets and they are a great way of testing our their products before committing to the full-size.

Christmas Gift Guide for Her

Most women will thank you for bath and body products such as bath bombs from Lush, and their infamous 'snow fairy' shower gel. For me, I love anything that I can use for a good pamper session so if your girl is the same, I'd look into getting her a pamper gift set such as the 'mini pamper duo sets' that I mentioned before that comes with a scented candle and body wash for £10. I particularly love the Elderflower Fizz scented gift set, as I love that vibrant, fruity scent. I think that those would make fantastic stocking fillers.

gadgets 

Christmas Gift Guide for Her

 It may be the inner child in me but I always love receiving a gadget as a gift for Christmas. I find it so exciting setting something up and being entertained. I think it reminds me of being a child at Christmas and receiving things in your stocking that you had previously circled beforehand in the Argos Catalogue! I'd be so amused all day just playing with my toys!

Some great ideas are headphones, as most people use them every day and can be very useful and practical too. I personally can recommend the Beats Solo 3 Wireless Headphones. A portable speaker is also a really good gift idea. Last Christmas I received the Ultimate Ears Boom 2 portable speaker in Cashmere-Pink which not only works really well as a speaker but it also looks pretty, which definitely is a plus. I use it every day and it is so handy for travelling. I also recommend the Bose speakers, but they are on the more pricier side.

perfume

Christmas Gift Guide for Her

Who doesn't love receiving perfume or aftershave for Christmas? I feel like I can never have enough perfumes as not only does it do its purpose and make me smell nice but I also think that it helps to dress my dressing table: 2 in 1!
I'm a huge lover of all things Marc Jacobs and my all time favourite fragrances have to be Daisy and Dot perfume. Aside from that, I also am in love with the Vera Wang Lovestruck perfume. I think it smells divine and the bottle is stunning.

 stuff for the cosy lover

If you ask me, cosy things should be the number one priority in a gift guide.
I can't think of a better present to receive than some pyjamas, slippers, dressing gown and a blanket! Anything that keeps me warm and cosy is a yes from me. I also think that receiving a book for Christmas is such a special thing as you can snuggle down with a hot cholate in your new PJ's and slippers and read a book. That sounds like such a blissful winters evening to me.

Thank you for reading!
Love, Vicky x


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