Mark your calendars people! Deciem are doing an 1 hour long show on QVC on Tuesday 18th April at 6pm. The show and will introduce new DECIEM brands that have not been previously available on QVC. In true QVC style they have some incredible deals and skincare bundles so you can stock up on your favourite DECIEM products or try them for the first time.
I’m a huge fan of the NIOD range from DECIEM and my absolutely favourite product is the Flavanone Mask which will be available at a great price during the show. I have been so excited to try The Ordinary for months now and I am going to enjoy putting this 5 Piece Anti-Ageing Set to the test. The Ordinary are so well known for being super affordable but not compromising on quality or results.
Let me know if you have tried any of their brands & what you’re most excited to try from them.
Tonight between 7.30pm – 8.30pm I will be taking part in a virtual Girls Night in With Ideal World & I’m inviting all of you to join me in discussing all things from the perfect party snacks to your top tanning tips. The Twitter chat will coincide with a 3 hour event live on the Ideal World TV Channel (so make sure you tune in to that throughout the night) as there will be exclusive deals across lots of beauty products.
Ahead of the #IdealGirlsNightIn I have been testing out some of Ideal Worlds offerings and I have said it before that if you’re a beauty addict like myself it is a great channel / shop for discovering new brands and products.
One very exciting product that is launching on Ideal World tonight is the Gel Touch Starter Kit and Nail Polish Set. You can’t have a girly night in without doing each others nails and this kit will allow you to get salon quality gel nails at home. The Top Coat allows you to transform ANY nail polish into a GEL in only 60 seconds. So your nails will look cute and be dry in time so you don’t miss out on the popcorn! In the starter kit you get the Gel Touch 9W LED Lamp, Clear Top Coat and Gel Cleansing Wipes
As we are approaching Spring I think it is finally time to ditch the darker shades and opt for something a little more bright and fun on your nails. These Attitude nail polishes are a perfect selection of pinks and I will be painting my nails with the middle pink share & using the gel topcoat & LED lamp to make my manicure last that little bit longer. These trios are available in a few colour options, if pink isn’t your cup of tea.
A good girls night in should 100% involve some fake tan, you can get your friends to help you get that all over even tan – in those hard to reach place like your back. Ideal World are quite well known for their Zhuzh tan enhancer products and I have used this Tan Accelerator before, it’s not a fake tan but and it is great at speeding up your natural tan. It works to stimulate your skin’s natural melanin levels & it comes in a handy spray bottle for fuss free application.
Skinn Collagenesis Lip Stem Rejen Elite
Skinn Cosmetics are a skincare and makeup brand sold on Ideal World, they have a wide selection of products to suit all skintypes. I have a lip serum which sounds like it will help keep my lips looking smooth and diminish those pesky fine lines. We often forget about our lips in our skincare routine and it will be nice to have a product focused on protecting and hydrating this area.
What is a girls night in without cosy socks, these super soft fluffy socks from Joules are perfect for relaxing and getting the Hygge feeling and of course I have some delicious Tyrrells Poshcorn & I may put a rather large mojito in my cute tumbler. Let the pamper begin!
I have spoken about Ideal World quite a few times on my blog but for those that are not familiar with them they’re a home shopping channel and you can watch them on the following platforms SKY 654, Freeview 22, Virgin 747, Freesat 812 and also via live stream at www.idealworld.tv
Also if you’re going to join in the with tonights chat make sure you’re following @IdealWorldTV and use the hashtag #IdealGirlsNightIn & they’re giving away goodies bags too.
This is my go to face oil when my skin is feeling out of sorts and stressed. I like to use it particularly when the seasons / weather changes and my skin needs balancing. It it has a such lightweight feel and if like me your skin irritates easily this is very soothing and calming, it makes a great overnight oil so your skin looks soothed and well rested when you wakeup. It has some lovely hydrating and soothing ingredients including,
Lemon and Rose Geranium help clarify purify and balance oil
Rose Damascena soothes unruly problematic skin
Sweet Almond and Avocado hydrate and nourish for a soft, supple finish
Lip Oils took the skincare world by storm in 2016 and so many brands have released their version but I like how comfortable the ESPA one feels on the lips. I often apply it when I am sat at my desk working and it helps keep my lips soft and hydrated, It is a lovely pamper treatment for your lips, especially if you like to wear matte lipsticks as this is so good at smoothing your lips and giving them that healthy boost of hydration. It includes some really nourishing ingredients including,
Indian Gentian Leaves – this blurs the appearance of fine lines and visible smooths skin, boosts collagen and elastin production
Konjac Root & Hyluronic Acid Filling Spheres – these plump, smooth and deliver long lasting hydration
Omega rich Raspberry & Pomegranate Seed Oils – Both are deeply nourishing and help keep your lips in a beautiful condition
Pink Grapefruit Essential Oils – This soothes and gives the oil a fresh flavour
This is a wonderful product to take with you on long journeys / flights and it is small enough to fit in your makeup bag and is travel friendly.
For some reason this past 6 weeks my nails have been so dry and my cuticles are a little cracked so I hunted high and low for my Jurlique oil, thankfully I found it at the back of my bathroom cabinet. I’ve been giving my nails a break from wearing nail polish, just whilst I try to nourish them and stop them looking and feeling so dry. Each night before bed I take the time to really massage this oil into my fingers, especially around the nail and that seems to be working. It contains quite a few nourishing and hydrating ingredients, including
Rosemary Extract – to strengthen dry brittle nails
Horsetail Extract – to strengthen dry brittle nails
Carrot Root – to soothe cracked cuticles
Calendula – to nourish and soothe dry cuticles
Almond & Macadamia Oils – to intensely hydrate and restore moisture
As the name of this beauty oil suggests it is a multi purpose product (which I love) and It can be used on dry hands, heels, face, body hair, scalp lashes and brows. I have been known to mix a few drops in with their moisturiser for an extra boost of hydration, I mostly use it as an overnight oil and find that it really peps up my skin and leaves it feeling soft and supple. It contains a really wonderful collection of ingredients including,
Kahai Oil which has even more benefits than Argan Oil, 50% more Vitamin E and twice as much Linoleic (Essential Fatty Acids). It also has 3 times more anti-ageing Retinol than rosehip oil (traditionally used to combat scars and healing the skin).
Oat, Grapeseed and Jojoba Oils, this exclusive formula provides moisture, elasticity, a reduction in lines, soothes, brightens and nourishes the skin
Squalane which helps prevent moisture loss whilst restoring skins suppleness. So quite the power house of ingredients. I am excited to see the results of prolonged use and I will be putting its multi functional benefits to good use.
This is a great all rounder to have in your skincare collection. If you have this let me know how you use it.
OGX are one of my favourite haircare brands, their product selection is vast and very good quality. On a daily basis I am very low maintenance when it comes to my hair, I try not to use heat or apply too many products as my hair becomes greasy and dull so easily. This Macadamia Dry Oil is great on wet or dry hair and it helps nourish dry hair, tame frizzy fly aways and give hair that healthy sheen. It never weighs my hair down and I also use it to keep my waves / curls from looking flat. You need a very small amount of this & always adopt the mantra less is more!
It is enriched with rich Macadamia Oil which helps hydrate and smooth dry, dull hair. Whilst sugar cane extract and bamboo extract soften and prevent those unsightly split ends. So if you are looking for a lovely lightweight, affordable hair oil then you need to check this one out.
One of my goals this year was not to just focus skincare on my face but also remember my body needs a little love too and I have been body brushing, especially my thighs and upper arms and each morning I’ve been using a body oil from a brand I was recently introduced too called Botanica Vida. This comes in a spray bottle so you can apply it directly on to the skin and massage it in. It is a very lightweight oil and after using it for almost 3 weeks I can already see a difference in my skin tone, texture and the softness of my skin. I am excited to see what results I see from continued use from what I read this product is quite effective at reducing the appearance of stretch marks, which I have a few off so that would be good. It contains a lovely blend of Omega, Vitamin and Anti Oxidant rich nutrients including,
Bioactive Sacha Inchi with 90% Omega Fatty Acids
Argan & Rosehip Oil
Avocado & Oilve Fruit Oil
Sunflower Seed & Coconut Oil
Vitamin E & Calendula
Mandarin & Grapefruit
What beauty oils do you use in your routine, I would love to hear your suggestions of new products to try.
I’ve been using this range for a couple of months now & since I coloured my hair red it’s become my goto shampoo. The Fullfyl Haircare System are a range of products which give volume, thickness and added texture to fine colour treated hair. Their signature AntiFade Complex includes a blend of antioxidants and full spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreens which care for your colour and optimise colour retention along with protecting your locks from hard environmental aggressors and damaging free radicals This is a gentle shampoo but your hair still feels clean after using it, but not stripped or dry. Its 100% vegan, sulphate free.
This is one of those conditioners that you fall in love with from the very first use. I have the shampoo from this range too and they work well as a duo but I adore the conditioner. This is a great conditioner for nourishing and giving your hair that healthy glossy finish. Thanks to the combination of hibiscus (which nourishes the hair) and horsetail (which gives your hair that lovely shine) I also like that this product is fantastic at detangling knot prone hair, like mine. I am impressed with this brand and all three of the products I’ve tried have been incredible quality.
I do like an indulgent body product and often think we focus much of our time and money on products for our hair and face and our body can get overlooked. This Decléor shower gel is beautiful, it is luxurious but it leaves my skin feeling and smelling like I have been to a SPA. It has Essential Oils of Lemon, Lavender and Seaweed extract which awaken the skin, whilst the refreshing gel turns into a beautiful gentle and invigorating foam bestowing a real feeling of vitality. Such a treat for my morning shower.
This is quite a sweet scented body lotion which isn’t usually my cup of tea but after the initial sweetness the scent settles down to be subtle and fresh. I like using this on my legs after I have shaved, its hydrating and l like how smooth and soft this leaves my skin. I am trying to be better at using body lotion in 2017 as I quite often neglect this step in my skin care regime. I’m not too sure if you can purchase this separately as It came as part of a skincare set but Elizabeth Grant always have great gift set offers so keep an eye out for those over on Ideal World TV
I have spoke about this hair mask quite a few times but it is THAT good that its getting another mention. I only have a couple of uses left in this pot & I’m 100% going to repurchase it. This is the hair mask you use when you have a good amount of time on your hands to relax and let it work its magic, I like to leave it on for at least an hour. Its a mask that will help hair that is heat damaged, dry and even dull. Vitamin C-rich watercress and Apricot kernel oil soothes and nourishes your scalp, while the red clay stimulates circulation to help boost growth and strengthen and promote healthy, glossy, manageable hair. After using this your hair feels silky smooth and has a healthy bounce to it. I also like the luxury feel to the packaging, as with all ESPA products they have fantastic attention to detail.