November 28th, 2013 § § permalink
The Amazing Blog girls are always looking to find new, vitamin rich products to moisturise our skin. Healthy and natural skin care tends to be far more inviting to us than products filled with chemicals which might not be so kind to our skin. The Eve Taylor Rescue and Repair Moisturiser was an obvious choice for us as it prides itself on its rejuvenating and natural ingredients.
As we get older or as the weather gets colder, our insecurities increase because both have effects on our skin. These worries may come in the form of wrinkles, dry skin, dark circles, and so on, it happens to all. We can’t prevent lots of these from happening but there are ways to slow it down a bit and boost our confidence whilst we are at it, like this moisturiser. It aims to rejuvenate the skin, protecting it along the way from signs of ageing, sun exposure, stress and the environment. With so many benefits, there’s nothing to fuss about with this smart little moisturiser. The size makes it very handy to have as a handbag accessory during the wintery season we are experiencing.
This moisturiser is quite rich, sinking into the skin well and not leaving that layer of greasy liquid some products can have, which also means it doesn’t clog up your pores. Application wise, it’s fabulously easy. I always prefer pump lids for my moisturisers as you don’t want to be fiddling with a screw cap whilst your hands are all slimey. The pump just makes things a little less stressful during your morning or bath time routine. If you have a preference for aromatherapy products then this will be great for you. It’s very natural and full of goodness, and also smells lovely. It gives your skin a little boost of liveliness then I would recommend adding this to your regime. The range is affordable too, so if you’re experimenting with moisturisers, trying to find one which suits you then this is definitely worth trying.
If you want to try out this hydrating and vitamin packed moisturiser then you can buy it from here. There are plenty of products to compliment it too so have a browse. The products is only £13.69 which makes it even better.
November 27th, 2013 § § permalink
The Amazing Blog girls are always experimenting with different oils to see which are best for our skin. Adding oil into your daily regime can really help to hydrate and moisturise your face and body, even if you have naturally oily skin it’s important to get a good balance. The Black Chicken Body Oil is an efficient little product filled with a combination of skin boosting ingredients such as Avocado Oil and Ylang Ylang.
This oil has been working wonders, it is especially beneficial at this time of the year as such cold weather can have detrimental effects on our skin. We haven’t quite acclimatised yet so are experiencing some dry and cracked skin. The smell doesn’t make it favourable to a particular sex so it’s the perfect oil to have in the bathroom for both him and her to use after a shower. The avocado oil targets dry patches to encourage moisture to build up and relieve any skin causing discomfort. The Rosehip Oil helps tissue regeneration so if you have recently suffered from a burn, scar or stretch marks then it’s just the thing to help tone and tighten that skin so it starts to revert back to its normal self. I recently moved from Somerset to London and found the harsh water difference really dried out my skin, but oil is the perfect remedy to soften it again.
This award-winning oil is a great buy if you’re looking to treat yourself and give your body a little extra TLC. You can apply Black Chicken Oil daily and the good thing about oil is that it tends to go a long way so the bottle will last you. Black Chicken is an ancient crone and it is said that she was admired for her healing powers. People would visit her for centuries, telling her their problems and pains and then she would bring them peace and comfort if they had good hearts. These stories and concepts of Black Chicken all link to health and healing which is where the brand name was derived as the same intentions are entwined. It’s an all round product which helps to calm different issues using essential oils.
The oil is stocked in two places in the UK, you can find it here and here. Although it’s £45 for 100ml, it will stay with you for a long time and work well as a moisturiser too.
November 26th, 2013 § § permalink
Good old fashioned ‘do the job’ natural beauty products are always welcomed with open arms at The Amazing Blog, especially when they are lovingly handcrafted right here in our hometown. We were delighted to hear about the Chulo Naturals brand, a beauty company who manufacture a wide variety of luxury UK-made skin care products. All their products use natural ingredients such as sugars, salts, butters, oils and fruits which are sure to be full of vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, moisturisers and all the lovely stuff that our skin adores.
We have been trying the intriguingly named “Bubbling Butter” in Almond Milk. This two-in-one product combines a fragrant foaming soap with rich body butter, giving you a shower essential that moisturises your skin as you wash. It can also double up as a bubble bath (explains the name) by pouring some under running water it creates a foamy bath for you to soak and relax in, which is just what we need as the weather getting so much colder. You’ll definitely want as much time as possible soaking in this as the Bubbling Butter is so rich and moisturising, it left my skin feeling soft and silky. The Almond Milk gave it an incredibly natural and neutral fragrance but if you don’t fancy that then there are 3 other luxurious flavours that are also available to choose from; Dark Pomegranate, Vanilla and Sandalwood and Ginger and Sweet Orange, all of which sound very tempting.
We also had a go with their Rich Belly Butter, specially formulated for expecting mummies. It uses a mix of Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil as well as Frankincense and Rose essential oils which have been discovered to work wonders on surgery and stretch marks. Although none of us here are expecting, we gave it a little try and it felt lavish and glossy on the skin, not to mention the gorgeous zesty fragrance that comes with it.
These simple products are delightfully fresh and don’t give the impression of being damaging to your skin, because they aren’t…There are no added chemicals or ingredients which may irritate sensitive skin. They are an absolute treat to use, a treat that will very much be welcomed by your skin too! They are the perfect presents for friends and family this wintery Christmas. The Bubbling Butter retails at £17.50 for a 200g jar and Rich Belly Butter at £10 for 100g. These are available to purchase from their website.
November 20th, 2013 § § permalink
Here at The Amazing Blog we know how important using a good eye gel is if we want to banish dark circles around the eyes and prevent, as well as improve, the appearance of fine lines. We have found a wonderful Rejuvenating Eye Gel from the Holistic Essentials collection by Ayurveda Pura to help keep the area around your eyes looking youthful.
The Holistic Essentials Collection features a range of fantastic spa quality skincare products that are all handmade in the UK. The Rejuvenating Eye Gels are made with a delicate blend of natural oils, tinctures and Witch Hazel. This combination is effective in improving the appearance of puffy and tired eyes, as well as removing dark circles and reducing wrinkles. The gels are also organic, meaning only the finest quality natural ingredients are used on your skin and there are no nasty chemicals involved which may cause irritation.
Ayurveda wholeheartedly believe in ancient holistic science developed in India. They believe that good health and beauty can be obtained through knowledge of your Doshas, or bodily constitution. The Holistic Essentials collection has a range of skincare products to suit each Dosha. The Rejuvenating Eye Gel comes in four variations: De-stress for Normal/dry skin, Re-fresh for normal/sensitive skin, Re-energise for Normal/Oily skin and Re-balance suitable for all skin types.
We tried out the Re-balance formula, and really enjoyed it’s natural scent Despite being oil based, the gel was not at all greasy and absorbed into the skin instantly, leaving it soft and refreshed. I really like the roller-ball applicator design as it means none of the product is wasted like with a pump, and it is handy to keep in your handbag, or to be used when travelling.
For more information about the Holistic Essentials collection or the Rejuvenating Eye Gels, visit the Ayurveda Pura Website, where you can also purchase your own for £19.95 each.
November 14th, 2013 § § permalink
We have all had those days when everything piles up and up and the stress can get too much. On days like that, The Amazing Blog is so thankful for products like the Nelsons Arnicare Bath and Massage Balm.
This fantastic bottle of liquid gold is a three-in-one miracle stress, tension and muscle ache cure. It can be used as a soothing and luxurious bath oil for you to unwind in, as a massage oil to relieve stiff or aching muscles and as a body oil that should be applied after bathing to lock in moisture.
The Bath and Massage Balm contains arnica, a powerful ingredient extracted from the beautiful Arnica Montana plant which has anti-inflammatory properties that can ease muscle pain and reduce the appearance of bruises. Almond Oil and Evening Primrose are used to keep moisture in the skin whilst rejuvenating tired muscles. The product also makes use of lavender and grapefruit oil to calm the mind.
The Bath and Massage Balm has a fragrant herbal scent that is instantly calming thanks to the lavender notes. When applied to the skin, it absorbs very quickly without leaving oily residue. My skin instantly felt softer and smoother and the herbal fragrance lingered long after application. I think this product would be perfect if used in a bath and then as a moisturising body oil just before bed time to aid relaxation and ensure a comfortable and peaceful nights sleep.
The Bath and Massage Balm comes in a 200ml bottle for just £8.49 and can be purchased from Boots amongst other stockists which you can find listed on the website. If you would like some more information about the Arnicare range please visit the Nelsons website.