My 4 Favourite Products For Glowy Skin, Shimmery Eyes and Glossy Nails

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Skin

A dewy complexion seems to be the preferred finish now, and it’s easy to see why. Dewy skin excuses youth, health and vibrancy.  To achieve a glowy base I have two favourites.

Illuminator – ICONIC LONDON

How I Use It:  I use the shade ‘Shine’, a pale, pink-toned colour on my face for nighttime looks. I apply the highlighter on my cheekbones, nose and cupid’s bow and blend it in with my fingers, I found using a beauty blender got rid of too much product.

Price: £30 (but there are always influencers promoting it and offering discount codes, so look out for them!)

L’oreal Paris True Match Highlighter Liquid Glow 

How I Use It: I use the shade ‘Icy Glow’, (it also comes in Golden Glow, if you want a more bronzey highlight.) I apply this to my skin almost every day, I put this on my cheekbones, nose and cupid’s bow, (it also works well as an all over primer.) This product is great if you don’t want to wear much makeup but still want to look refreshed and can also be applied to the brow bone to accentuate the eye area.

Price: £8.99 (But! Feel Unique is offering it at 30 % off at the moment)

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Eyes

Urban Decay Moondust Glitter

How I Use It: I use this in the shade Cosmic, a very pale nude tone. I put this on at night time when I want to add some glitz and glamour to my makeup look. Depending on the style I’m going for, I either put it all over the lid or just on the brow bone. This highly pigmented shadow is very easy to apply, it feels like a cream but goes on like a powder.

Price: £16

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Nails

Sally Hansen Colour Therapy

This shiny nail varnish shade is stunning. In some lights it appears more pink and in others more silver. Not only does it make your nails look beautiful but it nourishes them too because it is infused with organ oil to give instant moisture to your nails.

Price: £8.99

 

What are your favourite products to achieve that glow for head to toe? I’d love to know so please tell me in the comments!

A Day at Champney’s Tring

 

 

9am – Breakfast

A couple of weeks ago, (as a graduation gift from my sister) I encountered my very first spa day. We arrived in the morning for our complimentary breakfast at around 9am, the buffet was full of pretty plates and even prettier prepared food. The dishes ranged from figs and cream cheese to bitesized granola and yogurt parfaits.

10am – Zumba

In regards to the fitness classes, they ranged from aqua aerobics to legs, bums and tums classes. The majority of the classes were free with the exception of a few. It was my first time doing a Zumba class and while it was far more intense than I had anticipated, it was also far more fun too. We were laughing almost the entire duration of the class, (60 mins).

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11:30am – Tea

After the Zumba session, we needed to refuel with tea and cake. We sat in the sun in our white robes and slippers munching on delicious snacks, (I would highly recommend the carrot cake and the banana cake.) We then had a little stroll around the grounds and laid on the sun loungers.

12:00 – Relax

It was then time to take full advantage of the spa facilities. We took a dip in the pool and jacuzzi before dozing off on the water beds.

13:30 – Lunch

Champney’s is a health spa, so the buffet was clearly very healthy. There were lots of options for food (especially if you’re vegan or veggie). The buffet was full of lots of healthy carb varieties, veggies with some lean fish, chicken breast, tofu and more. Pudding was a choice of fruit, healthy crumble or yogurt (or both, you could get as much as you liked.)

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15:00 – Jumpa

A little while after lunch, we decided to participate in another exercise class. Jumpa consisted of HIIT (high intensity interval training) circuits involving mini trampolines, the class lasted 1 hour.

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17:00 – Facials

Facials are not included in the price of the day and you do need to pay extra for them, our facials were around £45 each. This involved a small face, neck, hand and arm massage for circulation followed by the therapist using a range of 5 – 10 Champneys products on your skin. This included a toner, moisturiser and exfoliator. At the end of the facial the therapist also gives you a skin consultation.

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Overall I left the spa (at 18:00) feeling refreshed and revitalised, as expected. What was different was the amount the spa offered as part of the day package and the variety of activities and facilities available. I would highly recommend Champney’s Tring.

 

Review: ‘Oils of Life’ by The Body Shop

I recently decided to switch up my skincare routine. I didn’t have a problem with my previous regime, I just felt like my skin could be better. My face felt a bit dull and dry so I decided to start searching for a different moisturiser, (along with replacing my cleanser and toner.) I was originally using Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream, a cult classic in the beauty world. It was working fine for me but I wanted to something richer in consistency and cheaper in price.

I opted for the Oils of Life Intensely Revitalising Cream by The Body Shop. What drew me to this product was the ‘oils of life’ title. I was considering investing in a facial oil or serum as well as a moisturiser for added hydration, but this product seemed to be the best of both worlds. This moisturiser infuses, “3 oils from around the world, known for their revitalising and repairing properties on skin – Black Cumin seed oil from Egypt, Camellia seed oil from China and Rosehip seed oil from Chile.” (thebodyshop.com)

Here is the low-down:

Packaging: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

I love the luxury feel of the packaging, there is something about glass that makes something feel classy. This product would definitely look great on your dressing table. Unfortunately it misses out on a final star for not being very travel-friendly.

Price: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

For 50ml you’re looking at paying £26.00, so no, not cheap but I believe the price is somewhat justified. I personally judge value by quality and quantity, this best seller is made from plenty of rich ingredients. It’s thick, creamy consistency also means you only need a small amount, it has lasted me for a couple of months and I use it twice a day.

Performance: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

In regards to the claims made by The Body Shop…

  • Leaves skin feeling silky-soft – agree
  • Ensures almost affinity to skin – agree
  • Comfortable but light and non-greasy – agree
  • Revitalises skin – agree
  • Reduces appearance of ageing – this brings me on to my next point…

Who is it for?

This product is for anyone and everyone, it is anti-aging but also works great on my 21 year old face. I have combination skin which means i have dry areas and oily areas, it nourishes my dry patches and doesn’t add to any oily areas.

Is it ethical?

The Body Shop does not test on animals.

 

Have you tried this product or any other product in the Oil of Life range? If so let me know what you think below!