NEOM Feel Good on the Go Collection

NEOM Travel Essentials

I have only tried a hand cream from NEOM which came free with a magazine a couple of years ago. So I was excited to be able to try a couple of treats from their new Feel Good on the Go Collection. Which is,

A collection of powerful mini products that are packaged individually in travel-friendly containers and use Neom’s 100% natural essential oil blends. Keep in your handbag, travel bag or gym bag to take with you on the go’.

What a great idea and I love the idea of being able to apply beautiful essential oils on the go, or have them for traveling. These are packaged beautifully and are the perfect size for your handbag, on the plane or keeping on your desk at work.

This new collection are all miniature versions of some of Neom’s best selling products, so they’re now available in the sweetest on the go sizes. Why does everything just look 100% better when its travel size?

There are 10 products in the Feel Good on the Go Collection and they help – relieve stress, calm & relax aid sleep, boost your energy  or lift your mood. I want all of those things on a daily basis (who doesn’t). I have been trying the Burst of Energy range for the past couple of weeks and they I have really enjoyed using them and think the lovely lady at NEOM picked the perfect duo for me to test, because if there is one thing I need at the moment it is energy!

NEOM

NEOM Energy Boosting Treatment* £8

Made with our 100% natural Neom Burst of Energy™ fragrance is a seriously potent blend of 17 of the purest, first pressed essential oils including grapefruit, lemon and rosemary, purposefully chosen for their powerfully energising properties. Lasts on the skin for up to 3 hours providing an uplifting boost of energy throughout the day.

The scent is not heady or overpowering but light and quite familiar whilst having a touch of luxury about it too – I would totally wear this as a perfume. I can really pick out the lemon and grapefruit which are zesty and instantly make me feel energised. It smells like fresh Summers day and I think thats why it makes me feel awake and raring to go. The scent does stick around for a good amount of time and I find I only need to apply this a couple of times a day. I have been applying it in the morning and afternoon and its been making my mood feel uplifted and calm which gives me more energy.

This 5ml glass bottle has a handy roller ball applicator which makes applying this treatment on the go so easy. I apply it to my pulse points and take a moment to breathe it in and let the essential oils work their magic.

NEOM on the Go Collection

NEOM Energy Boosting On The Go Mist* £8

This is the same as the previous product with the same essential oils and energising properties but its a mist, so you get a 5ml bottle with a spray dispenser instead of a roller ball applicator. I like to spray this when I am at my desk, I sit for a moment and breath it in and the sent is quite calming and also energising. The zesty lemon & grapefruit really smell so good and help you take a moment to pause and feel uplifted.

The essential oils in each of these Neom products have been carefully selected to help with your wellbeing and have real therapeutic properties. I like that Neom is all about products that not only smell incredible but that also have therapeutic benefits. The tag line for this new range is ‘Scent to make you feel good’ and I 100% agree.

NEOM Travel Minis

I absolutely love the Energy Boosting duo and think at £8 each are a busy person handbag must have. The other products in this range also sound great especially if you have trouble sleeping, get stressed in certain situations or just like to give your mood a little wellbeing boost. These are all 5ml so you can take them with you where ever you go and for £8 each you would be mad not to! I am going to stock up for my next trip away.

If you have any Neom product recomendations then I would love to hear them. I have always heard positive things about their candles.

NEOM products are 100% natural, ethically sourced and finally crafted in the UK.

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.

This Weeks Happy 12

Bella

When we are in Scotland we stay with my brother & his girlfriend has the cutest miniature yorkies, Bella & Milo. Bella is the one in the photo and looks like a teddybear. I never had pets growing up, mainly because my dad was in the army and we lived all over the world so it wasn’t very fair to have animals. Also now that I am an adult I rent and its so difficult to have pets in a rental so it was cute having dogs around for a couple of weeks, they’re so tiny and cheeky, now we’re back home we miss them being around. I think another visit north of the boarder is on the cards soon.

St Andrews ScotlandSt Andrews Harbour

This visit to Scotland was quite a stressful one as my dad was in respite care after being admitted to hospital and was unable to go back to his house. So after an ordeal trying to find him sheltered accommodation we had to pack up his house (without him) and move everything to his new place within 2 weeks. His new place is much better and I hope he will feel more settled there and begin to make progress. Every time we are up in Scotland we always make time to visit St Andrews, I love to walk across the sandy beach & get a little wind swept before popping back into the centre to have a brew and relax. Its such a stunning coastal town and well worth a visit.

Florabunda Bando Planner Bando Planner October

Admittedly I haven’t been using my planner as much as I’d hoped in August, just due to the lack of time but when I do use it I remember how much I love it. The pages are so bright and the positive messages at the beginning of each month make me smile. I have written a review of my Florabunda Bando Planner if you’d like a more in depth look at it. I carry it around everywhere (yes I am that geek).

Ezra & Gil Manchester Ezra & Gil Manchester

I came across a new place to go in Manchester – its a cute kitchen style eatery called Ezra & Gil in the Northern Quarter. It feels like an extension of your home. Its relaxed and has a really good feel about the place and the staff couldn’t be friendlier. I had a beetroot barley risotto and it was utterly delicious, I also had to pretend I didn’t spy all the delicious looking cakes and pastries sat on the till (trying to limit my sugar intake) which was hard as they looked and smelt amazing.

Its reasonably priced and have a really good menu, oh and the part thats even better is it is open until 8pm, so I plan to head back over for dinner one evening & maybe have a cake too.

Jurlique Precious Rose Handcream

This Jurlique parcel arrived whilst I was in Scotland and it arrived just in time to cheer me up, inside were skincare treats to celebrate their 30th anniversary & I was happy to celebrate with them. What a beautiful package to arrive on my doorstep. If you want to read all about what was inside click here – Precious Rose Handcream.

Eat Vegan in Amsterdam

Cafe Milo Amsterdam

Cafe Milo Amsterdam 2015

Cafe Milo is right next door to our hotel & every time we’re in Amsterdam we go here the night we arrive. The menu is concise but has something for everyone and I have found the kitchen to be very good at accommodating any specific requests. Oh & they have a substantial selection of Beers too! I went for an avocado & courgette salad with a side of crispy potatoes and may have washed it down with a few cold Heinekens (when in Amsterdam & all that!)

SLA Amsterdam

SLA Vegan Falafel Bowl

I was beyond excited to stumble upon SLA on our second day. I had heard about this healthy eatery from my Instagram feed and planned on eating here but I came across it by chance. I visited the one just off Rembrandt Square and it was the perfect place for lunch. Now first let me say that you get an almost ridiculous amount of food, which shouldn’t really be a complaint but both my husband & I left a lot of food because it was too much to eat. We both went for the Vegan Falafel Bowl which was made up of amazing curried cauliflower, seeds, hummus, beetroot, sweetcorn, carrots, broccoli, spinach and 4 huge crispy falafels. I was in food heaven (food coma).

SLA have a great selection of salads, soups and sweet treats, not to mention their tea bar (tea addicts heaven). So many dishes on their menu are Vegan friendly and utterly delicious. If you love delicious, fresh healthy food then you must visit next time you’re in Amsterdam. They have 5 cafes across the city.

One important point is that it is PIN only, so they don’t accept cash which seems to be quite common in this City.

Amsterdam Friday Next Cafe

Friday Next Concept Store

As I said in my Amsterdam Photo Diary we really just explored Amsterdam this time walking up streets that looked cute & off the beaten track and thats how we came across most of the places we ate in. The next place we stopped was Friday Next which is a Concept Store where interior, fashion, design and hospitality meet. It was a really creative place to have breakfast, the food was off the chart delicious & beautifully presented. I wanted to put the plate in my bag after I had finished. I went for a simple Avocado & Hummus on rye bread with a topping of seeds.

I loved it here & after we finished eating we browsed their home wares wishing we had more baggage allowance & a bigger bank balance! They also had a beautiful selection of jewellery, although a little out of my price range.

T Eten & Drinken Amsterdam

This photo was taken on my second attempt to visit this cute cafe, again this was a place I had seen on my Instagram feed and it looked so relaxed and sweet I had to track it down. On our first visit it was closed for refurbishment but I promised to return after peeping through the window & seeing how charming it looked. So we did manage to visit again a couple of days later and i’m so glad we did. The staff were friendly and the decor was perfect. I had a loose leaf tea, served in the sweetest tea pot and although we didn’t eat here they had a lovely menu & they make everything fresh on the premises.

If you like a cafe where you can relax and dream the day away T Eten & Drinken is that place, I have promised to visit again and make sure I sample some of their home cooking.

STACH Amsterdam

STATCH is a place for food lovers, I spent a good portion of time browsing their store. STASH sources their food locally and changes their selection dependant upon season, they have 6 shops across the city. Most of them are takeaway only but a couple have seating if you want to stay in. They serve coffee, amazing juices and smoothies not to mention sweet treats, salads, soups, quiches and bread (oh the bread is incredible). I wish these convenient corner shops would open in Britain and bring their healthy food and attitude with them. You better believe I was in here daily buying all the snacks!

Back to Black Coffee Amsterdam

Back to Black Cafe Amsterdam

Cafe Cat Amsterdam

Back to Black is like your living room away from home, its just the most relaxing place and space. I think it was my husbands favourite watering hole. We popped in quite a few times and felt instantly welcome, I don’t drink coffee but my husband swears its the best he has tasted, I can also add the tea (earl grey) is up there with the best too.

Surrounded by people tapping away on their keyboards to people reading and chatting it was a place we wanted to spend more time. I wished I lived around the corner so I could work from there too, it felt creative and very homely. They played great music and to top it off they have a resident kitty that will make itself at home on your lap. If I gave you one place you HAD to visit it would be Back to Black, but try not to spread the word to far and wide because It seems to be Amsterdam’s best kept secret and I’d like it to stay that way. Oh & if you want a pick me up, their Raw Vegan Cacao Energy Balls are a winner.

The Hoxton Hotel Amsterdam

The Hoxton Hotel Food

The Hoxton Hotel wasn’t initially where we wanted to eat that day, we had our sights set on Vegabond Vegan Cafe but it was closed the day we went (queue my I’m hungry melt down outside the window). So we walked along the canal and came across The Hoxton, I had seen lots of photos from its launch party the previous week so was excited to give it a try. All the photos I had seen looked incredible and we weren’t to be disappointed.

The staff were so friendly and attentive, telling us all about the menu and recommending what to try. I went for a lettuce and avocado salad with a side of spinach & lentils (can you see an avocado theme to my meals). It was delicious and the setting was pretty cool too, I know its brand new but the decor is low key and very on trend. Its the place to be seen and I so wished we have booked in to stay there, next time it is where I will be staying for sure. The food was reasonably priced and very good quality. I was sad the Vegan Cafe was closed but all turned out for the best as we sat in The Hoxton for a couple of hours and watched the comings and goings.

Rein Amsterdam

Rein Juice & Salad Bar Amsterdam

Rein was so hard to track down & I was a little disappointed with the service but my Super Green Juice was good although I would have preferred it with ice in, I find Green Juice so hard to drink unless its ice cold. John ordered a Soya Latte and a Raw Brownie which he wasn’t keen on – he kept saying the Brownies were not half as good as our friend Hayley’s – here is her Vegan Brownie Recipe.

I wouldn’t say Rein is a place to seek out but if you’re passing they do have a good selection of Juices, Smoothies and Salads. Oh and it is PIN only too.

Bagels & Beans Amsterdam

Bagels & Beans Amsterdam

Bagels and Beans are dotted all over Amsterdam and always seem to be right where you need them when you’re beyond hungry. The bagels are delicious and fresh and as you can imagine have a massive selection of toppings and filling options. We both went for the Spelt Bagel with Hummus and Sun Dried Tomatoes and it was so good. If you spy one of these whilst walking around you can always get one to take away to snack on later. Its so affordable and fresh.

So they’re some of my favourite places to eat in the City. All my meals were Vegan and it wasn’t hard at all to find places to eat and almost all of the restaurants and cafes we went to were accommodating and adapted dishes to be Vegan which was so nice of them! Let me know if you have visited any or plan on trying them out next time you’re in Amsterdam.

Click to see the first part of my Amsterdam trip – Amsterdam Photo Diary 2015

Rosewater Balancing Mist Intense Limited Edition

Rosewater Balancing Mist Intense Limited Edition

Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist Intense Limited Edition* £45.00 for 200ml

This new release is a more intense version of Jurlique’s classic Rosewater Balancing Mist (which I adore), this limited edition version contains,

‘Additional Rose extracts and potent botanicals to hydrate your skin and enliven your senses. Its deluxe formula contains precious Rose extracts to help condition, soothe and balance your skin.’ 

This mist is enriched with a unique blend of five precious rose extracts grown on Jurlique’s farm in Australia, including Rosa Gallica and Rosa Damascena. So its not only bursting with wonderful ingredients it smells incredible too.

This is a product that will hydrate your skin, keep it looking radiant, whilst the antioxidants protect it from natural aggressors. So its a great product to keep sat on your vanity / desk to use throughout the day too.

Bloom With Jurlique

The packaging of this new release from Jurlique is beautiful, it comes in a pretty box embossed with roses & the empowering message ‘Bloom Where You’re Planted’. Inside you are met with a gorgeous ombre pink glass bottle. It looks and feels very luxurious, I’m absolutely in love with it & there is no way you will run out of this in a hurry because its huge at 200ml, its a whopper of a bottle. Its one for sitting on your dressing table thats for sure. I like to use it every morning & evening after I have toned, I spritz this all over my face and it feels so refreshing on my skin.

As a brand Jurlique is always helping to support the empowerment of women all over the world with their Ideas Of Beauty Fund which is not for profit, it focuses on supporting ideas that empower and educate women & supports charities that help people and nature bloom. So as part of Jurlique’ s 30th anniversary celebrations their Ideas of Beauty Fund will be donating a portion of the purchase price from each bottle to support London Wildlife Trust which is a UK based charity dedicated to protecting the capitals wildlife and wild spaces. So that is really in keeping with Jurlique’s ethos of giving back to the Earth and helping nature and people thrive.

This is such a lovely product and its nice to see a company giving back. Let me know if you treat yourself to this limited edition Rosewater Balancing Mist Intense.

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.