May 16th, 2013 § § permalink
One of my all time favourite poems is “Eve of St. Agnes” by British poet, John Keats. The very romance of it has always appealed to me. So naturally, when a box from a brand called “Eve of St. Agnes” came through the doors of The Amazing Blog, I instantly claimed it. We received both an Organic Bath Oil as well as a Refining Bamboo Exfoliating Polish - I couldn’t wait to try them.
I started with the Organic Bath Oil. This oil contains a luxurious mix of organic avocado, hemp and coconut oils as well as orange, green mandarin, cardamom and frankincense essential oils. Once I poured two capfuls into my running bath, I was instantly hit with the strong smell of each oil’s fragrance. I must admit, it was slightly over powering at first, but once I settled in I was taken away into a warming, uplifting and decadent bath time experience. Although next time, I think I’ll stick to the recommended single capful.
After my relaxing bath, I continued my evening pamper with the Refining Bamboo Exfoliating Polish. I am always hesitant using an exfoliator because of my sensitive skin, so I approached this polish with caution. Initially, I found the polish to be a bit rough, but after gently massaging it in I became quite fond of the texture. And after rinsing it off I was left with smooth and silky soft skin. Not to mention the smell of orange, green mandarin and sandalwood helped me relax for the evening.
With a magnificent blend of essential oils and some inspiration from one of England’s finest poets, I think we can call this a winner. Available on the Eve of St. Agnes Website, you can purchase the Organic Bath Oil for £16 and Refining Bamboo Exfoliating Polish for £18 as well as a wide variety of other skincare and body products.
May 2nd, 2013 § § permalink
As many of you will know from reading our blog we’re fans of the MyChelle brand and recently reviewed their Deep Repair Cream. When it came to their other ‘hero’ product, it was a big toss-up as to who was going to review their Fabulous Eye Cream. However, it was a case of ‘Age over Beauty’ and I insisted that my needs were far great than that of my dear young colleagues…
In my experience eye creams can either be too heavy and greasy or very light leaving an unsightly residue all around the eye area. Fabulous Eye Cream is neither. I’m pretty sceptical when it comes to eye creams and their ‘promise’. I’ve spent way too much money on creams that are (the above) or just don’t deliver. I’ve been using this Fabulous Eye Cream for over a month and a half now and find that this little tube goes a very long way – I’ve barely made a dent in it. The cream feels very luxurious and is immediately absorbed into my skin. It smells slightly floral but not overpowering.
MyChelle’s advanced formula is designed to nourish the delicate eye area. They claim that the Leontopodium Alpinum Meristem (Edelweiss Plant) Stem Cell Culture which inhibit collagen breakdown and are clinically proven to reduce wrinkle depth by 15% after only twenty days of use. It also contains the magical ingredient of Sodium Hyaluronate (L) (Hyaluronic Acid) – Hyaluronic Acid from mucopolysaccarides, which as we all know binds moisture within the skin, giving a smoothing and firming effect. Other key ingredients are Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract an antioxidant, which improves collagen content, renews collagen related to weakened connective tissues, prevents scar tissue formation by slowing down excessive collagen production at wound sites; stimulating circulation and the oxygenation of skin tissues. And Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract which provides soothing and cooling effects to ease irritated skin, has been shown to be moisture-binding, moisture-regulating with softening properties, anti-inflammatory, anti-pruritic, bleaching effects, which improves flavonoid protections and nourishes the skin.
Well, yes I have noticed a difference, subtle but definitely a difference particularly the softening of lines around my eyes. What I particularly like is that this Fabulous Eye Cream is ‘natural’ with only naturally derived ingredients (definitely my thing…) I’ve also used it on my lip area at night and have seen a noticeable ‘smoothing’ in that area too. I’m surprisingly won over by this product and love the way it seems to be just lasting and lasting. While normally £19 for only 15ml we are lucky enough to offer a 50% discount! For the next month simply(ENDS 2nd June 2013) enter AMAZING50 upon checkout and receive this incredible deal. It truly woks out to be a great value for the money. Recommended!
April 30th, 2013 § § permalink
After a long day of work and commuting from Chelsea to North London, I always look forward to removing my make up and getting rid of the dirt from the tube. My evening skincare routine is the perfect remedy to remove my stress – who doesn’t love a bit of pampering, huh? So when we at The Amazing Blog received the Bodhi Neroli Lucé Revitalising Face Oil I was eager to give it a try. We were lucky enough to feature Bodhi last year on the blog so I had no doubt that Elijah Choo, the founder of this fabulous brand, had come up with another fantastic product.
Neroli Lucé is made of an exquisite blend of botanically derived oils. Hand crafted by Elijah himself, each oil is chosen with a specific purpose. Tunisian Neroli aims to revitalise and rebalance, while Frankincense and Sea Buckthorn oils rejuvenate and restore natural oils in your skin. Personally, I have always been a fan of Neroli oil’s therapeutic properties as it regenerates skin cells, promotes soft skin, and helps to calm the nervous system. Now combined with Frankincense and Sea Buckthorn, I found this facial oil to be hydrating without leaving a greasy feeling behind. Just one to two pumps were enough to leave my face feeling plump and glowy-looking. Due to the purity of each ingredient the smell is slightly overpowering at first; however, once the oil has been absorbed, the vibrant orange blossom aroma is quite refreshing and calming. This exquisite oil invites you to close your eyes and be taken away to a Mediterranean euphoria.
While it may seem a little pricey at £32 for a 15ml, this elegant and clever blend is worth every penny and available on their website. Requiring only one or two pumps per use, it is sure to last you a while. With its unique blend of botanic oils, Bodhi Neroli Lucé Revitalising Face Oil is the key to restoring your skin back to that hydrated and radiant look we all love and aim to achieve.
April 22nd, 2013 § § permalink
So I got back last night from spending the weekend away with my flatmates – we all agreed on going hiking the whole weekend. It was fantastic, and the weather couldn’t have been better! Before spending the weekend with my mates, the ever-so caring girls at The Amazing Blog made me carry SPF for the weekend – I’m a pale face, I’m afraid. When I got home, I sat on the sofa for a bit, and when I stood up my legs were killing me. I’ve never been a super sporty person, but I definitely thought I was in better shape and condition. Luckily enough, the SPF the girls gave me kept my skin safe, and The Rover’s Aching Bones Muscle Soak that The Amazing Blog got sent a while ago gave my poor legs a rest.
I once again, decided to follow the girls’ advice and give one of those potions that we get sent a try. I left the hot water running and poured a generous amount of The Rover’s Aching Bones Muscle Soak into the bath. I got in and stayed in the water for 40 minutes – I was really exhausted. The Muscle Soak foamed very luxuriously and the smell was quite pleasant and clean. The combination of the warm water and the product really relieved my aching legs, leaving them warm and very relaxed. After that I put my pyjamas on, and literally fell fast asleep. Waking up this morning was a bit of a pain (as always), but my legs felt very well indeed.
Overall, The Rover as a brand get a definite thumbs-up from the only guy at The Amazing Blog. The products work and don’t smell girly. The Rover Aching Bones Muscle Soak retails at £8.99. You can purchase them from their website.
April 11th, 2013 § § permalink
As we wind down from a busy workday, we love to treat ourselves to the very best. My favourite thing is to use a nice smelling body oil to perk me up and Lavera has delivered just that. When we received Lavera Body Oil at The Amazing Blog we couldn’t be more excited to try it out. What we like about a brand like Lavera is the fact they’re dedicated to providing organic cosmetics and skincare products specifically for sensitive skin and allergies. And as you regular readers of our blog will know – I just ‘love’ my organic products…
If you have ever tried different body oils than you will understand exactly what I mean. Isn’t it a pain when you buy a body oil that smells delicious when its in the bottle but then when applied to the skin, it simply metamorphosises into something deeply unrecognisable. Well happily this was completely different, the scent of the lime is strong but sweet and once you apply it the smell slightly lingers for an hour or two afterwards. This body oil had the perfect hint of lime citrus – almost as if you squeezed a fresh lime juice right onto your skin. I put a couple of drops on my damp skin before going to bed and first thing after a shower in the morning. Using only a couple of drops will go a long way for this particular body oil. Truly it left my skin feeling fresh, soft and smelling divine.
I would recommend Lavera Body Oils if you like to pamper your skin after a hard day or week. Lavera Lime Sensation Body Oil leaves your skin feeling soft and smelling exotic. If lime isn’t your thing worry not, Lavera offers a variety of other scents, so you can find which fragrance suits you best. You can purchase Lavera Body Oil for only £8.95 per bottle and get ready to pamper yourself with the sweet smell of fresh limes.