Bloom With Harrods Beauty

Bloom With Harrods Beauty Spring GWP

If you like your skincare / makeup more on the side of luxury then this incredible Bloom With Harrods Beauty Gift With Purchase* is going to knock your socks off. This Spring Harrods are giving away one hefty GWP featuring a great selection of luxurious beauty must-haves worth up to £300, when you spend £250+ on skincare & beauty products. My mum was quite shocked with how much you had to spend to qualify for the offer but when we went through & added up how much the products she uses on a daily basis cost, she soon realised how quickly & easily she could spend £250.

So if your favourite highend foundation, moisturiser, perfume or indeed any beauty product is coming to an end & your looking to repurchase anytime soon, then NOW is the time to browse the Harrods beauty hall, either in store or online and get your hands on this beautiful exclusive offer. This Gift With Purchase is absolutely jam packed with luxurious treats and only available for a limited time.
Blooms With Harrods Beauty

So before you even get to peek inside this bag of treats you notice the pretty metallic rose gold makeup bag, its quite large, has two compartments  and is very well made, it would make the perfect travel makeup bag. I have no idea how Harrods have managed to squeeze all these beauty treats inside but you get up to 18 cult, luxurious and some of Harrods top selling beauty products. So many brands and products you will recognise.

A few of the items I’m most excited about are,

Rodial Dragon Blood Eye Masks Pack of 6 – I love using eye masks, they’re so good for giving your peepers a pick me up after a long flight or late night. I haven’t tried anything from Rodial but I have heard lots of good things about their Rodial range. These are designed to hydrate and refresh whilst also de puffing and giving an instantly bright eyed appearance.

Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base 5ml – I have only heard positive things about the Burberry makeup range and it always looks so beautifully packaged. This is a multi tasking base that will protect, moisturise and illuminate your complexion. It can be used alone, as a primer or blended with foundation.

By Terry Baume De Rose 3g – I have had one of these super cute mini pots before & absolutely fell for the hype. I can 100% see why this is a cult favourite in the beauty world. This lipbalm is soothing, hydrating and nourishing, so your lips are getting quite the VIP treatment with this. Its so good to have this back in my makeup bag and I am going to enjoying using it.

Bloom With Harrods Beauty GWPHarrods Gift With Purchase

Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer 8ml – A great quality nail polish & a sweet Spring shade. This will be going straight on my toes. All I need now is for the weather to bring some sunshine & my feet will be flip flop ready.

Decléor Life Radiance – Double Radiance Scrub 15ml – A wonderful spa brand with an emphasis on quality, I have tried a few products from this brand & never been disappointed. This scrub combats dullness and restores radiance to your skin. Perfect for using during Summer when you want to wear a light base, this will help your skin look full of life & radiant.

Diptyque Roses Scented Candle 70g – This is my first Diptyque candle & its just beautiful. The scent is floral & fresh, so this is the perfect time of year to burn it. I was so very happy to see this included in the GWP. Its a mini version but still it will last a decent amount of time.

Eve Lom Cleanser & Muslin Cloth 30ml – This pioneering beauty balm was first introduced to the beauty industry 29 years ago, so it is a cult classic & very much at the forefront of balm cleansers. I am addicted to cleansing and think this will be so good at taking my makeup off and leaving my skin soft and clean.

Givenchy Phenomen’eyes Mascara 4g – This mascara has spherical brush designed to be precise and give you ultimate control over the brush. I love trying new mascaras, especially high end ones, so this is a very exciting addition to my makeup stash.

Kiehl’s Créme De Corps 30ml – I have used this quite a few times and have to say its one of the best body lotions out there. Its jam packed with so many skin beneficial ingredients including vitamins A & E, beta carotene and aloe vera. You apply this lotion to damp skin and you’re left with nourished, smooth & beautiful looking skin. This is 100% a body lotion you need to try.

Harrods Beauty GWP 2015

Products also included are,

Lancome Absolute Nuit Premium BX 15ml

Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Infusion De Rose Nourishing Oil 3ml

Natura Diamond Life Infusion Retinol Eye Serum 3ml

Philip Kingsley Ltd Edition Geranium & Neroli Elasticizer 40ml

Revive Moisturising Renewal Cream 5ml

Robert Piguet Rose Perfection De Robert Piguet 10ml Rollerball

Shiseido Ultimune Power Infiusing Concentrate 10ml

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence 30ml

YSL Touche Éclat Blur Primer 10ml

Also to tie in with the Spring theme Harrods have included a cute Seed Bomb – so you can spread the love and grow some pretty Spring flowers. So if you’d like to get hold of this amazing Gift With Purchase you have until the end of May – so get shopping.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

My 5 Tips For Happy Skin

I always think that as Summer approaches its nice to get my skin looking its best as I like to wear as little makeup as possible when its warm & I feel more comfortable doing this when my skin is looking radiant & healthy. I thought I would share 5 of my skincare tips with you today, I always love hearing other peoples tips & tricks for keeping their skin looking radiant & healthy. So feel free to leave me a comment letting me know what your skincare secrets are.

5 Tips For Healthy Skin

I’d say my 1st and most important tip for healthy skin is using a broad spectrum Facial SPF – my skin is quite fair and I have been blessed with quite a few freckles so I like to make sure I protect my skin everyday. I like to use an SPF that has high UVA & UVB protection. UVA rays are not filtered by clouds or windows and are present all year round and UVA rays penetrate the skin deeply, causing greying of the skin, wrinkles/sagging and cause skin cancer. It is these UVA rays that cause the premature ageing of our skin. So rain or shine I use a facial SPF & hope that it helps protect my skin and in turn keeps it looking its best.

If we want our skin to look its best then we all know that it has a lot to do with what we physically put in to our bodies & thats why having a Healthy Diet is my 2nd tip to maintaining healthy radiant skin. I know diet is very personal and we all eat very differently but what works for me is eating as much fresh fruit and vegetables as I can, because these are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants (fresh smoothies & juices are a great way to increase your intake of fruit & veg). I don’t eat any dairy, meat or eggs so my diet consists of plant based foods only. I also try and eat as little processed food & sugary snacks as possible. You really can eat your way to healthy skin & I have noticed a massive difference in my skin since changing to eating a plant based diet 3 years ago.

My 3rd tip is Getting a Good Nights Sleep, for me its not how long I sleep that makes a difference but how well I sleep. If I have a disturbed nights sleep I look terrible the next day & my skin looks dull. I have made a conscious effort to not take my phone or laptop to bed as I end up checking social media & I find it hard to switch my mind off and relax. A good nights sleep helps me feel recharged and keeps my skin looking fresh & keeps my eye bags & dark circles to a minimum.

Skincare is my 4th tip, it plays a big part for me in helping keep my skin looking its best. There are so many wonderful products that help your skin look glowing and a step I never miss is cleansing, its important to remove not only your makeup but also the bacteria and dirt built up from the day that can clog pores and cause breakouts. I like to exfoliate too which helps remove dead skin cells revealing glowing fresh skin. You can get quite a few skin products that help give that instant radiance to the skin whilst also giving your skin long term benefits too – like The Body Shop Vitamin C Instant Glow Enhancer*, this is a great product for getting an instant peachy fresh rosy glow, it smoothes the skin and delivers a boost of vitamin C to help maintain a healthy complexion. This makes my skin looks healthy and refreshed, I think this is a summer staple for 2015.

The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Enhancer

Drink More Water is my 5th tip – I know this is along the same lines as eating healthy and we can consume a lot of our hydration through our food which is great but remembering to drink enough water throughout the day is something I challenge myself to do. I carry round a bobble bottle with me everywhere & fill it up whenever I can, this saves me buying bottled water (great for the bank balance & the environment). Staying hydrated helps your skin look plump and supple but also flushes out toxins that can dull the skin. I see people with fancy water bottles full of fruit – I think I will give that a go to liven up my tap water.

Let me know what your top tips are to keeping your skin healthy.

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5 Current Skincare Favourites

5 current skincare favourites

Soap & Glory Peaches & Clean Deep Cleansing Milk £8.00 – I took this with me on my recent trip to Scotland & I used it every evening to cleanse off my makeup. It is a very gentle creamy cleanser that doesn’t dry out or strip your skin. Its not amazing at removing eye makeup but I do tend to remove that with a micellar water first then just make sure its all off with the cleanser. It leaves my skin feeling soft and clean and after 3 weeks of daily use my skin is looking bright and it hasn’t broke me out. This cleanser smells incredible and sweet and I have been surprised at how much I have liked using it as I tend to use a cleansing oil but this has been a nice alternative. Its also so handy having the pump dispenser & this is the larger 200ml bottle so will last forever.

Balance Me Radiance Mask £18.00 – I like to use this mask in the morning (when I have time). It has a thick creamy consistency with fine exfoliating walnut shells which you smooth over the skin & leave it to work its magic. You then massage it off lightly letting the fine walnut shells exfoliate your skin, to reveal smooth, hydrated & radiant skin. I promise your skin will feel so smooth after using this. Balance Me say you can use this product in two ways – if you’re in a rush then you can use it as a face wash or if you have time on your side you sit back, relax and use it as a treatment mask. I do like a multi purpose product. This product removes dead skin, replenishes lost moisture and soothes & smooths your skin. I love it!

Vichy Idealia Eye Cream* 23.00 – This is the perfect eye cream if your skin is dehydrated & fatigued but the first thing I have to talk about is the really cool applicator, It’s a silicone spatula & the product comes out of a little hole in the centre. It makes applying the eye cream very hygienic and really easy. This cream has quite a thick creamy consistency, so if you’re looking for a really nourishing hydrating eye cream then this is for you. It does take a couple of minutes to absorb but once it has you’re left with smooth, hydrated and brighter looking skin. This cream helps reduce the signs of fatigue as it contains caffeine & is enriched with instant illuminators and a combination of DRM-Bright complex and vitaminB3. I think it has helped reduce puffiness and dark circles too. It wears well under concealer & foundation, although the formula is on the heavy side it isn’t greasy. I really like this as part of my morning routine & have used hardly any product even though I have been using it for a couple of months. If you’re on the hunt for a new eye cream give this a go!

ESPA Naturally Radiant Gradual Tan– This is a brand new product from ESPA & a great addition to their range. It is a lightweight nourishing formula that is no fuss or mess, you simply apply it like a body lotion and leave it to work its magic. It gives your skin a gorgeous natural glow which develops over four hours and intensifies each day. The formula has a combination of Shea Butter, Coconut and Sweet Almond Oil which leave the skin feeling deeply hydrated and soft whilst Jasmine, Rosewood and Ylang Ylang essential oils leave your skin subtlety scented. I can 100% say this smells incredible.

La Roche Posay Micellar Water – This is a great gentle but effective micellar water. I use it to remove my eye makeup before cleansing & it even removes my Benefit Roller Lash, which is very stubborn. It has a very light scent to it but nothing overpowering and it never stings or irritates my eyes. So if you’re in the market for a new micellar water then this is a great option & now that it is stocked in many Boots stores its so easy to get hold of.

What skincare have you been enjoying lately & have I mentioned any of your favourites?

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Josh Rosebrook Oculus Eye Treatment

Josh Rosebrook’s vision is to give people the finest, natural, best skin and haircare imaginable. The Josh Rosebrook range is hand-crafted in small batches with the highest quality all-natural and organic botanical extracts. The products are supremely effective and pure, with a maximum of botanical extracts and active ingredients. No animal testing, parabens, sulfates, petro-chemicals. No synthetic ingredients, preservatives, colours, fillers, fragrances or GMOs

Josh Rosebrook Oculus Eye Treatment

Oculus* is the latest addition to the range & I have been testing it out. This is an oil based treatment which helps protect and regenerate the delicate skin around the eye. Unlike most eye creams this oil isn’t heavy or greasy (even though its an oil). I like to use this twice a day in the morning & evening, I keep mine in the fridge because it helps depuff and it feels cooling and refreshing.

‘This has been designed to properly nourish the delicate skin around your eyes, Josh Rosebrook has developed the Oculus Formula. An oil-based treatment, it uses an advanced, proprietary formula with an uncompromising level of pure and potent moisturising carrier oils and a complex of herbal infusions that work synergistically to protect, brighten, and regenerate your eyes.  A real treat for the eyes, massage the roller ball to soothe puffiness, reduce dark circles and minimise fine lines whilst firming, smoothing and brightening. Talk about powerful, we think this eye arsenal delivers real results to revive our flagging peepers.’

Josh Rosebrook Eye Roll On

This comes in a sleek glass bottle with a handy metal roller ball which makes applying it to the eye area really easy, I roll it around my orbital bone and then I pat it in. It leaves the area feeling soft and hydrated. The oil doesn’t sit on top of the skin but instead after a couple of minutes its absorbed leaving your skin silky smooth and gives and keeps the area hydrated all day, I found my concealer sat really well on top of this treatment oil and didn’t sink into my fine lines throughout the day.

This Oculus Treatment Oil has a very calming subtle botanical scent, and since I started using it its one of the skincare steps I really look forward to. I love using oils, not only on my face but on my body too but this Josh Rosebrook one has to be the most natural and effective oils I have ever used. After 3 weeks of using it twice a day I’ve started to see subtle changes, my eye area looks brighter & less puffy whilst my fine lines haven’t completely disappeared but they certainly looking less prominent. So I’m very happy & I’m looking forward to seeing the results after 3 months of using this twice a day.

Oculus Eye Treatment from Josh Rosebrook

The Oculus Formula is packed full of wonderful ingredients including,

  • Camelina Seed Oil, called “Gold of Pleasure” delivers extremely high Essential Fatty Acid and Vitamin E content resulting in skin elasticity, suppleness and moisture retention.
  • Hemp Seed Oil boasts a vast array of rich phytonutrients including potent antioxidants, protective and moisturizing fatty acids along with deep nourishing vitamins and minerals.
  • Anti-inflammatories reset the delicate eye area skin, calming, soothing, clearing and balancing.  The anti-inflammatories in echinacea and calendula work to calm and soothe helping to balance and start the skin’s natural regenerative process.
  • Alfalfa, Fennel and Chickweed are rich in A and B vitamins which firm and brighten.  They are dense with minerals and chlorophyll antioxidants that help to prevent and smooth fine lines and soften roughness.
  • Eyebright is a skin-regenerating anti-inflammatory with flavenol antioxidants that stimulate collagen production and multiple cell-protecting compounds and vitamins.
  • Skullcap and Slippery Elm anti-inflammatories soothe and calm, strengthening skin structure while antioxidants reduce puffiness.
  • Vitamin C in Bilberry brightens and plumps depleted appearance

Oculus Eye Roll On

Josh Rosebrook’s skin & hair products care have quite the Hollywood following including, Alicia Silverstone, Olivia Wilde, Sofia Bush, Mila Kunis, Martha Stewart, Ellen DeGeneres, Tori Spelling, Rob Lowe, Fran Drescher, Ru Paul and Kim Raver. So I’m in very good company! (I love Ellen DeGeneres).

Josh Rosebrook Oculus is £54.00 for 1oz

This is a brand new release in the UK & only available from 1st May exclusively from a beautiful world they have an introductory offer 10% OFF OCULUS WITH CODE JOSH10

Let me know if you have tried anything from Josh Rosebrook.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.