Heathcote & Ivory : By The Sea Collection

Aordable bodycare from Heathcote & Ivory

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Heathcote & Ivory have just released their charming ‘By The Sea Collection’ –  an array of luxurious vegan-friendly hand creams, washes, soaps and much more. As the name suggests, its products have a real fresh, sea breeze feel to them which helps transport you to the bracing British coastline and beautiful endless Summers. I am lucky enough to live by the sea in Cornwall and this collection captures being by the sea in every way, the scent, packaging and the products help keep your skin feeling soft, nourished and soothed. Ideal after a day of being in the salty air, windswept beaches and sunshine.

Heathcote & Ivory By The Sea

The, By The Sea Collection is classic Heathcote & Ivory, exceptional quality for a great price. From the simple, pretty, spa like packaging which is made from sustainably sourced sugarcane, to the fantastic quality of the products themselves, which are vegan, cruelty free and enriched with a seaweed complex infused with kelp and sea oak. Oh and finally the ‘By The Sea’ scent which captures the essence of the coast, both the calm and relaxing escapism as well as the energy and exhilarating strength of the ocean and coastal landscape. Using citrus and woody notes alongside, fresh violets and soft musk, you’re left feeling revived.

Heathcote Ivory By The Sea Collection

By The Sea Seaweed Complex Hand Cream Trio £16.00

I have been trying out a few products from the collection and the trio of travel sized hand creams have been a godsend, like almost everyone using hand sanitiser a lot means my hands are dry and in dire need of some TLC. So I have popped one tube in my handbag, one in my car and the other is on my desk. So I can apply it when my hands are feeling dry throughout the day. The cream is enriched with vitamin E, aloe, glycerin and a seaweed complex, leaving your hands feeling comfortable (not greasy) and protected. At the heart of this new collection is its scent, and that beautiful, calming yet energising scent lingers on our hands long after you have applied the cream. It is so nice.

Heathcote & Ivory Bodycare
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Heathcote & Ivory Product Packaging

By The Sea Body Polish £8.00

This not only has the most fresh, soothing scent, but the walnut shell and sea salt scrub helps smooth and polish your skin. The scrubbies help gently exfoliate away dull, dry skin, leaving your body feeling soft, clean and smooth. Very much needed after a day on the beach, wearing suntan lotion. It is enriched with seaweed extracts, aloe vera and extract of arnica flower. It has a rich, gel like formula has the perfect amount of scrub without being abrasive, think gentle and reviving!

Aordable bodycare from Heathcote & Ivory

By The Sea Body Wash & Body Lotion Duo £23.00

I just love the body duo, the shower gel is the perfect way to refresh your skin after a long day enjoying a coastal walk and the body lotion helps revive and nourish your skin after being out in the elements, as it is enriched with sweet almond oil, moringa oil, cocoa seed butter and a seaweed complex. Infused with the By The Sea fragrance, notes of lemon and bergamot, fresh violets and soft musk, woods, a hint of tobacco and musk. It really does make your bathroom feel like a high-end spa! Such a Summer treat for your skin.

New from Heathcote & Ivory

By The Sea bottles are made from ‘green’ plastic from sustainably sourced sugarcane. They are 100% recyclable. It’s always nice to see brands taking bigger steps to be more green and environmentally friendly.

Pop over to Heathcote & Ivory to browse the By The Sea Collection. Their products make really thoughtful gifts, or treats for yourself too! Let me know what your favourite product is from the range, I love the body duo and the body polish. For me, they are the perfect body care trio for the Summer months.

YOPE Linden Line Body Care

(Gifted) This package couldn’t have landed on my doorstep at a better time, what with our hands taking a battering these past few months with all the extra handwashing, sanitising and on top of that, the cold dry Winter weather. My hands had started to really look and feel dry and in need of some serious TLC. This parcel of body care products were a welcomed sight and I have been using them religiously for months now. They’re from a Polish brand called YOPE, who I had never tried before but had seen their products in Waitrose (you can’t miss their adorable packaging). I have been trying 3 products from the Linden Line, and they’ve become a very soothing and nourishing part of my body care routine.

This trio is the perfect way to transition your skin from the dry days of Winter to the freshness of Spring. They have a lovely fresh, floral scent with a hint of sweetness. The fragrance is light but the body lotion in particular leaves your skin with a crisp scent that is more noticeable than the liquid soap and body wash. YOPE describe the Linden Line scent as follows,

‘These products feature our signature fragrance inspired by the scent of sun-kissed linden blossoms on a warm spring day. And because both are rich and nourishing, they leave skin supple and softly-scented with a subtle fragrance that lingers.’

YOPE Linden Natural Liquid Soap*

This lovely, light liquid soap is made with 93% natural ingredients, it’s gentle and moisturising formula includes lovely botanical ingredients like flower extracts of linden, marigold & chamomile. Those combined with YOPE’s TGA formula (mixture of natural washing substances) which includes coconut oil, sesame oil and corn glucose & all which are kind to your hands, leaving them feeling clean, soft and hydrated. Plant extracts-from linseed, linden, marigold and chamomile flowers-have anti-inflammatory and soothing properties, so your skin is in safe hands and will also smell incredible.

YOPE Linden Line Shower Gel*

Similar to the lovely handwash, this shower gel has a calming and fresh scent and will leave your skin feeling refreshed, supple and smooth. It is made using 93% natural ingredients, which includes the star of the show, Linden flower extract which contains flavonoids, vitamins and mineral salts whose nutritional properties cannot be overstated. Thanks to its gentle ingredients and neutral pH, the gel doesn’t irritate even the most sensitive skin.

YOPE Hand & Body Lotion*

This product has been wonderful in combating the complete destruction of my hands with all the hand sanitiser over the past few months. It is made using 98% natural ingredients, so lovely, gentle and bursting with hydrating ingredients including  shea butter, coconut oil, olive oil and allantoin for lasting moisture and comfort. This creamy lotion also contains nutrient-rich flaxseed oil and soothing extracts of chamomile and marigold flowers. With added antioxidant linden blossom extract, rich in protective flavonoids and nourishing vitamins and minerals, it leaves the skin looking smooth, healthy and plump. I have been using it religiously, and I like the handy pump bottle, it makes applying it so easy and quick. This is my favourite product of the three, I love the scent, the creamy but not greasy formula and just how soothing it is on my hands and body.

Products range in price from £7.99 to £9.99, they are affordable and superb quality.

The exciting thing about this YOPE collection is that it has a wonderful environmental and conservation mission at its heart:-

This year, we are working with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust to expand our activities globally. By purchasing YOPE Linden Line products, you are joining #beeYOPE and helping the bees with us!
5% of profits from Linden Hand Soap and Linden Shower Gel supplied to Waitrose supermarkets is donated to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust. In this way, we will be able to effectively protect pollinators living in British cities.
When you buy YOPE you’re getting quality, eco lead products that contain no nasties.  I like their eye-catching bottles and packaging it is appealing and quite fun. Now that I have discovered them I really want to try their Body Butters and Hair Care.
Let me know i you have tried this brand, or spotted its quite unique packaging out and about.
You can learn more about YOPE and their collections here yopeme.com
Or purchase at your local Waitrose or Amazon online
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New Lancome Idole Perfume

{gifted} Say hello to the Idole, the latest fragrance release from Luxury beauty brand Lancôme. As soon as I took this bottle out of the box I thought ‘WOW!’, it is so unusual, elegant and sleek. The glass bottle is just 15mm thick with gorgeous gold accents and I think it is the slimmest perfume bottle I have ever seen and utterly gorgeous with a very feminine feel. Although slightly precarious as you can’t stand it up on your vanity, it still looks beautiful and the fact the bottle is so sleek means it is pretty & portable The fragrance is also as wonderful as the bottle it comes in (which was a relief).

New Lancome Idole Perfume

Idole by Lancôme 50ml – £75.00

If you like floral scents with a modern sexy twist then you are in for a treat with this latest offering from Lancôme. They have dedicated this perfume Idole to strong women who defy expectations, uphold unity and transcend the limits of the individual to shape the future and influence the next generation of leaders, the essence of modern femininity. I do love it when brands empower and support women and the message at the centre of this perfume is that strong women support each other, encourage each others successes and that their bravery and determination are what defines them.

The perfume itself reflects the beautiful, delicate but interesting bottle and Lancome have layered some of my favourite scents to create a whimsical, elegant perfume with layers of floral, sweet and warm notes. This perfume also includes, a sustainably sourced Isparta Rose Petal Essence from Turkey exclusively made for Lancôme (which is a move by Lancôme to be environmentally friendly).

Top Notes: Bergamot Essence

Heart Notes : Rose Essence, Rose Absolute and Rose Water, Jasmine Infusion and Jasmine Absolute

Base Notes : Patchouli Heart Essence, Cedar Essence and Vanilla Extract

Pretty new rose fragrance Idole from Lancome

Idole Lancome Perfume 2019

What I like about this perfume is that the rose notes give this a modern, fresh, sexy feel not the usual powdery old-fashioned scent that rose usual takes on. I think the floral rose and jasmine notes work so well layered with patchouli and vanilla to give it a warming elegant vibe. I urge you to pop to your nearest Lancôme counter or perfume shop and test it out, It is the perfect fragrance to wear Summer into Autumn, with the mix of floral, fresh, warm and musky notes.

I am also a huge fan of Zendaya Coleman who is the face of Idole, she is gorgeous and very accomplished actress. If you haven’t watched her in the hit HBO series Euphoria, you need to. It is nice to see Lancôme taking their brand to a younger market, it keeps them relevant and modern and I think that is really reflected in this perfume.

Idole le Parfum Lancome

Lancome Idole Perfume Bottle

If you’re looking for a lovely treat for yourself, a new Summer fragrance to add to your beauty stash then this Idole by Lancôme has to be top of that list, it ticks all the boxes for me. Another wonderful aspect of this fragrance is that the bottle is refillable, you can take your empty bottle to one of the 200 Lancôme counters throughout the UK and have it refilled. You will receive a discount too. This is wonderful news in terms of the beauty industry trying to combat the impact of waste and encourage people to reuse their perfectly good bottle!

Idole from Lancôme will be available from Lancome.co.uk & retailers nationwide from August 14th 2019

25ml – £48.00

50ml – £75.00

75ml – £85.00

*this post contains PR sample

The NIOD 4 Piece Concentrated Skincare Collection Set on QVC

{gifted} Heads up! NIOD has done it again and are offering you the most incredible QVC TSV. You will be able to get your hands on this NIOD 4 Piece Concentrated Skincare Collection as an online pre-sale on 12 August and on all QVC shopping channels on 14th August until the clock chimes at midnight. So make sure you don’t miss out, as it is set to sell out fast.

You will be able to buy this collection for an amazing price of £54.98 (when sold as individual units, the NIOD set collectively retails at £134) so that is a saving of almost 60%.

NIOD 4 Piece Collection QVC TSV

I have to admit that I really like NIOD and their scientific, no-nonsense approach. Using their skincare in my routine makes me feel like a bad-ass scientist, what with all the cool brown glass bottles, pipets and product names I can’t pronounce. I am always recommending their products because you really see results, and it is affordable skincare where you don’t compromise on quality. So if you have wanted to try NIOD for yourself now is the perfect time to snap up some of their best-selling products!

NIOD QVC TSV 4 Piece Concentrated Skincare Set

NIOD TSV QVC Skincare Collection

Over the past couple of years I’ve tried a few products from the NIOD range and I like how they’re a brand that are results driven with formulations created to improve the integrity and health of your skin. Without huge price tags. It’s skincare that is effective and low key and the packaging is right up my street too. Simple, clean and modern, its so cool. There are a couple of my favourite products included in this set, and I am also so excited to try the Neck Elasticity Catalyst, I have heard nothing but wonderful reviews.

NIOD Sanskrit Saponins 90ml (£21)

Sanskrit Saponins is a deep cleansing balm that uses Ayurvedic saponins to offer thorough decongestion whilst maintaining the skin’s integrity. Use once every other day in the AM or PM after removing makeup. SS can also be used as a masque on dry skin for a deeper cleanse. Apply to dry skin for 10 minutes and then rinse.

NIOD Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex 2 15ml (RRP £25)

NIOD’s Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex 2 offers a multi-dimensional approach to topical hyaluronic supplementation by combining 15 forms of hyaluronic compounds, hyaluronic precursors and a hyaluronic support technology in a peptide-charged delivery system. MMHC2 aims to hydrate as well as enhance the look of plump skin. This formula consists of a range of Hyaluronic compounds of different molecular weights for multi-depth hydration.

NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Serum 2 15ml (RRP £38)

Copper Amino Isolate Serum 2 is a multi-tasking formula that contains 2% of pure GHK peptide, of which 1% branches with copper ions upon mixing. Often referred to simply as CAIS2, it works to target signs of ageing while supporting the look of healthy skin. Copper Amino Isolate Serum 2 is recommended to be used as the first step after cleansing. It can be applied in the AM and PM.

NIOD Neck Elasticity Catalyst 50ml (RRP £50)

Neck Elasticity Catalyst contains multiple peptide technologies as well as caffeine and hyaluronic acid to help reduce the appearance of lax skin in the neck and lower face areas. Apply in the AM and PM after cleansing and applying lightweight serums. If using as part of our NIOD regime, use after the Copper Amino Isolate Serum and Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex.

4 Piece Concentrated Skincare Collection

The NIOD 4 Piece Concentrated Skincare Collection set will be on sale for an amazing price of £54.98 and will be available at this price for an online pre-sale on 12 August and on all QVC shopping channels on 14th August until the clock chimes at midnight.

When sold as individual units, the NIOD set collectively retails at £134, QVC customers will be offered a saving of almost 60%.

*This post includes PR Samples