Black Friday 25% off at Pai Skincare

Pai Skincare are a British brand, who create all of their award-winning products in London. They’re a brand who offer products to suit all skin types/ concerns, such as sensitive, unpredictable or unbalanced skin – Pai Skincare is ideal for those looking for organic products that really perform.

So I’m super excited to share that Pai have a fab Black Friday deal for you, they’re a brand who very rarely offer discounts. So this is one deal to get excited about, they’re offering 25% off their entire range* so if you have been waiting to try something from their range or you’re already a fan of their skincare then now is the ideal time to stock up on your favourite products.

Pai Skincare Black Friday Sale

I know I will be snapping up a few bottles of their best selling Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil & I have been eager to try a few other products, especially a face mask. Let me know what you treat yourself too.

From Thursday, 24th November to midnight on Monday, 28th November Pai Skincare are offering a 25% off site-wide* with the code: BLACKPAIDAY

FREE UK DELIVERY, with the option to upgrade to a next day service for a small charge

Shipping within five days to EU countries.

*25% discount is not valid on gift cards or our Christmas Gift Sets

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Decléor TSV on QVC

Decléor QVC TSV November 2016

Decléor QVC TSV November 2016

QVC is renowned for its Today Special Value (TSV), they always manage to offer big brands with incredible savings. You will want to mark your calendars for this weeks deal – on the 19th November for 24 hours only QVC will be launching a fantastic TSV from one of the worlds leading professional aromatherapy skincare brand, Decléor. They’re offering a fantastic luxurious six-piece Radiant Anti-Ageing collection which would make either one fantastic gift or you could very well split it up and gift the products to a few friends / family members (or keep it yourself).

Combining nature’s purest and most potent active ingredients, DECLÉOR scientifically selects and masterfully blends premium Essential Oils to deliver for each skin need, targeted and proven skincare solutions. Understanding that beauty and well-being are intrinsically linked, DECLÉOR offers a unique sensorial experience that visibly enhances the skin’s natural health and radiance.

This Decléor set is valued at over £182.50 and is being sold for £68.96 while stocks last, so that is a huge saving, Included in the set you get some of Decléor’s bestselling hero products and all the products are full size. This is going to sell out quickly so make sure you’re ready to snap one up.

This 6 piece Decléor set will include –

  • 1 x Aroma Cleanse Soothing Micellar Water (200ml; full-size) – formulated to soothe, calm and strengthen the skin helping to restore its natural balance.
  • 1 x Hydra Floral 24 Hour Hydrating Rich Cream with Neroli Essential Oil (50ml; full-size) – formulated to give your skin 24-hour hydration.
  • 1 x Intense Nutrition Baume Levres (8g; full-size) – nourishes lips with moisture, and protects from dryness.
  • Enriched with marjoram essential oil, shea butter and macadamia oil
  • 1 x Aroma Cleanse Alguaromes Toning Shower and Bath Gel (250ml; full-size) – this bath and shower gel cleanses whilst awakening the skin and turns into a beautiful gentle and invigorating foam for a feeling of vitality.

Plus a choice of:

NEW Magnolia Oil option:

  • 1 x Aromessence Magnolia Youthful Oil Serum (15ml; full-size) It is a youthful concentrate of energy for the skin leaving it looking plumper and firmer, with a fresh and luminous glow
  • 1 x Orexcellence Energy Concentrate Youth Eye Care with Peony Extract (15ml; full-size) This multi-purpose cream helps reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness under the eyes. Wrinkles appear reduced and the eye contours looks plumper

Aromessence Iris option:

  • 1 x Aromessence Iris Rejuvenating Oil Serum (15ml; full-size) – this serum works with the skin to reduce the look of lines, wrinkles, and facial contours.
  • 1 x Prolagene Lift & Firm Eye Care (15ml; full-size) – a fragrance-free cream with a double-action formula – to help lift and firm the appearance of eye contours and boost radiance.

This set contains a full skincare regime and its great because you can pick from two different serums / eye creams, so this set will be tailored to your skincare needs.

This really is a fantastic deal, both the Micellar Water and Shower & Bath Gel are very generous sized so they will last you right through Winter. The Hydra Flora Rich Cream is also a really generous pot and this is a lovely skincare item for the colder, dryer months, its formulated with oils of rosehip, avocado and soy for 24-hour hydration of all skin types. Let me know if you will you be treating yourself to a set this Saturday and which products you are most excited to try.

Decléor TSV on QVC this Saturday November 19th for 24 hours ONLY

 * This post contains PR Samples 

Exante Diet Vegan Meal Options

If you are someone that likes to have a plan when loosing weight then Exante might be a great option for you. Exante Diet is the UK’s leading online, diet and weight-management service offering a huge range of meal-replacement products, including diet soups, diet shakes, diet bars and more.

They offer a great range of flexible, easy-to-follow, weight-loss and weight-management plans to suit you. All their meals come prepared, individually portioned and with 100% of your recommended daily intake of vitamins and minerals. So if you follow your plan you won’t have to count your calories, as it is all worked out for you.

Exante Diet Meals

I was sent a few of their Vegan options to try out. I’m not trying to loose weight but healthy eating is very important to me and I often struggle to think of quick and easy meals which are both nutritious & tasty. Also portion control is not my strong suit so these meals were ideal.

Exante Diet Chocolate Orange Bar

Exante Diet Toffee Nut Raisan Bar

Chocolate Orange Meal Replacement Bar & Toffee Nut & Raisin Meal Replacement Bar*

Both of these bars are substantial and much bigger than your average ‘cereal bar’. They both had the consistency of a rice crispy square, a little sticky and they felt light. So a good option for breakfast, especially if you are someone that tends to skip breakfast. I thought they both initially tasted good but I think they are a little too sweet and I was left with a slight powdery after taste. If you have a sweet tooth then this may work for you. I was skeptical about them being meal replacements but although these bars were light they actually left me feeling full. These are good if you’re in a bind and want something quick, nutritious and quite low in calories but high in protein.

Curried Sweet Potato Soup

Curried Sweet Potato Soup*

This was delicious although it could have had a little more of a curry kick but it was still a great lunch option. It had quite a thick creamy texture and I was impressed by how nice it was. I would have this again & if like me you find soups a great way to get in your vegetable intake you may find these work for you. I like that they’re quick to cook when you don’t have a lot of time

moroccan style couscous exante

Moroccan Style Cous Cous*

I wasn’t holding out much hope for this as you just add water and leave to stand for a few minutes & I have never had a pot noodle style meal that had any flavour but …… this was actually pretty good. The cous cous fluffed up nicely and the moroccan spices made it really tasty. You get more than enough for this to be a lunch option & I would recommend this too

5 Bean Stew Exante Diet Meals

5 Bean Vegetarian Chilli*

This is totally up my street, I love this kind of hearty meal & I find beans so filling. This smells lovely and had a real kick to it. It was spicy and full of flavour, I thought it was a good sized portion. I cooked it in the oven but it can also be microwaved.

I would recommend all the lunch & dinner options I tried & the Moroccan Cous Cous & Vegie Chilli in particular. Both we very filling and full of flavour. I wasn’t so keen on the two meal replacement bars, they were a little sweet for me & left a weird after tatse.

Make sure you check out Exante if you’re looking to kick start your weight-loss or need a little guidance with portion control and healthy meal options. I have only tested a very small selection of meals & snacks that are available on their plans so I am sure if you haven’t seen anything that takes your fancy that they will have lots of options you will enjoy.

They also have a great selection of recipe ideas too, so even after you finish your plan you can continue to eat a healthy, balanced and calorie controlled diet.

*PR Sample

Relaxing at Christmas

Pre Christmas Pamper Evening

I think at some point during the festive period we all feel burnt out and a little overwhelmed by all the madness and chaos, its the perfect excuse to have a relaxing pre Christmas pamper session and Christmas Eve is the perfect time to do that.

A pamper session for me is all about using my favourite products and creating a relaxing space, even if its only for one stolen hour. Its amazing how great you can feel after taking some time for yourself. I always light candles (you can’t have a pamper session without candles) and put on some music, at the moment I’m listening to the Into The Wild soundtrack by Eddie Vedder its an album I associate with happy times so it always helps me feel calm.

Pre Christmas Pamper

What is your favourite Winter drink? This Whittards Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate* has been tried and tested by my friends and they highly recommend it. Its not Vegan so I can’t have it but I will be indulging in a Divine Hot Chocolate with lots of marshmallows in my all time favourite Mug from Anthropology. There is nothing more satisfying than using your favourite Mug. Its the little things that make me feel calm and relaxed and thats one of them!

A bath isn’t anything without a LUSH Bath Bomb and Cinders* is so festive and it smells incredible and festive. Also how beautiful is this Sanctuary gift tin, another brand I like and that is all about pampering and relaxing. In this Sanctuary Little Tin of Treats* you get a Cleansing Burst Body Wash, Green Lemon & Orange Blossom Body Wash, White Lily & Damask Body Wash and a beautiful Rose Body Polisher. So quite a selection, the Cleansing Burst is their signature scent and I just love it.

Face Masks are something I always forget to do or I end up running out of time but when I have a proper pamper session I love to put a face mask on an I have been using this Origins Original Skin Face Mask for the past few months its a 2 phase re texturising mask and it leaves my skin so smooth and soft. Its packed with lovely ingredients including Mediterranean Rose Clay and also has Canadian Willow Herb which are gentle and won’t irritate your skin.

My pamper evening products

Also with it being Christmas Eve I like to wash and style my hair so in the morning I just have to do very little to it and I can enjoy the day. I have unruly hair and if I leave it wet at night and go to sleep, I wake up with frizzy hair that won’t do what I want. So I like to blow dry my hair and straighten most of it but I also use my straighteners to add a effortless wave to the ends. It makes it look like I have styled it without being too put together. In the morning I normally re do a few of the waves and that takes no time at all. Not only are these BaByliss styling products a super cute colour but they did a great job at styling my hair and making it look Christmas Party ready –  BaByliss Straightener & Dryer Bundle

Do you indulge in a pre Christmas pamper & if so what products will you be using? Share your pamper session perfect picks with me

All products marked with an * were sent to me for my consideration