Pai Instant Radiance Collection

Pai Instant Radiance Gift Set

Pai Instant Radiance Collection

Pai Skincare is one of those brands you fall in love with from the very first product you try, its a brand that never lets you down and one that you whole heartedly trust. They use the very best quality, natural ingredients and they have products to suit specific skincare needs.

I have been using the Instant Radiance Collection* because one of my main skin concerns is dull skin. I always look for products that promise to add more of a glow / radiance to my complexion and this duo have been a pleasure to use.

In this collection you will receive,

  • Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil Rollerball (10ml)
  • Kukui & Jojoba Bead Skin Brightening Exfoliator (15ml)

Pai Xmas Gfts

The Kukui & Jojoba Bead Skin Brightening Exfoliator is a very hydrating, gentle exfoliating polish. Its enriched with

  • Exotic Oils and high concentrations of Omega 3 & 6
  • It uses ultra-gentle Jojoba Seeds and a Micro-Sphere exfoliation system to gently roll over skin to lift away dead skin cells, de-flake and polish skin without damaging skin cells and locking in moisture
  • Avocado oil is rich in vitamins A, D and E and also deep penetrating oils which hydrate, nourish and soften the skin
  • Kukui nut oil comes from the seeds of a Polynesian tree and soothes and softens the skin without leaving a greasy film

Its a lovely exfoliator to use in the evening to lift off all that dirt and grime from the day, which helps to give your skin that beautiful natural radiance. Not only does it leave your skin feeling soft and nourished but it also leaves it feeling hydrated which is not always the case with exfoliators.

Pai Instant Radiance Gift Set

The other product included in this radiance duo is the Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil. It comes in a very handy travel friendly roller ball. This multi tasker is one of Pai Skincare best selling products and once you use it it’s easy to see why.

  • Rich in concentrated Trans-Retinoic Acid, an essential fuel for the skin’s natural repair function. The power of retinol without irritation.
  • Rosehip Oil is renowned for its skin healing properties. High concentrations of Omegas 3, 6, 7 & 9, plus antioxidant carotenoids help repair and protect the skin against environmental stresses and visible damage

This is quite a hero product as it helps reduce scaring, improves skins firmness, elasticity and suppleness whilst also protecting skin from environmental aggressors and reduce the effects of photo-aging effects of UVA light on the skin.

This is quite a lightweight oil and I have been using it at night after the exfoliator, I like to massage it in to my skin for a minute or two and my skin is left feeling nourished and so hydrated. I have been using this oil for a couple of weeks now and I think my skin looks brighter and feels less dry.

I think this is a great duo for the Winter months, when our skin needs a little extra TLC and the ingredients in both products focus on protecting, repairing and giving our skin back its natural healthy glow.

Pai products are all cruelty free and Pai are proud to carefully select ingredients with proven remedial and skin soothing properties and keep their products free from irritating chemicals and alcohol.

*PR Sample

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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My Desk Essentials

My Desk Essentials

My Desk Essentials

I work from home & seem to spend more & more time sat at my desk (not great for my posture), I try to keep my space as tidy as possible but it always ends up looking like a complete mess by the end of the week. Here are a few essentials I always have to hand, there are no snacks included in this post but rest assured in my desk drawer I have a supply of biscuits that would feed an army.

A huge cup of (quite weak) tea is my number one desk essential, I drink more tea in a day than I care to admit. I am a chai tea drinker most of the time but I am partial to a PUKKA Apple & Cinnamon, Lemon & Ginger and I like anything that has cardamon, cloves and winter spices in. I couldn’t get through my day without tea & I find popping to the kitchen to brew up makes me actually leave my desk otherwise I would sit there for far too long without moving.

Hand sanitiser – I’m terrible for touching my face, hair and biting my nails when sat at my desk so I like to make sure I keep my hands as clean as possible so I do use these quite a lot. I know they can be quite drying and contain a lot of alcohol but these Bath & Body Works ones just smell wonderful and look so cute sat on my desk.

What Is On Your Desk

I like to either burn a candle or my melts just to keep my office smelling lovely. I am a very very lucky lady as Timothy Dunn sent me some of their Spring / Summer candles to try out. Click through If you want to read my review of their Arabian Fig Candle (which is my ALL time favourite scent). Their candles are utterly luxurious from the outer packaging right down to the elegant bespoke hand blown glass container, everything feels like exquisite quality, such a treat. Their candles kick out scent even when they’re not burning, they have at least 60 hour burn time and I burn them for about 2 hours a day & then blow it out and the scent continues to be very present in the air. I’m currently burning the Mille Fleurs* scent which is a sophisticate blend described as:-

An exotic floral bouquet with tuberose, ylang ylang, frangipani, orchid, jasmine, lotus flower, white rose, carnation and neroli blossom with undertones of powdery heliotrope, vanilla and musk..

I think I may have the most luxurious smelling office, its really lovely to have this burning whilst I work, I find the scent relaxing, rich and it reminds me of a warm Summer evening. The candle burns down evenly and cleanly, it doesn’t give off any soot and the glass containers are just too beautiful to throw away so I like to reuse them. I have a small succulent plant in one. If you like to burn luxurious candles then Timothy Dunn needs to be on your to try list.

Lipbalm is a must for me & I have drawer full of them (hoarder) so each week I pick a different one to use and this week it has been the Blistex Intensive Moisturiser Cherry. I do like Blistex lip products and find they work well at stopping my lips from drying out without having a greasy formula. It contains a blend of Shea butter & bees wax so very nourishing and smoothing on the lips oh & its also SPF15.  I like this cherry scented one & I think I will pop it in my handbag so I can keep using it.

My Desk Essentials

I have used Jurlique Hand Cream for almost 10 years now and I love to have one in my handbag or on my desk. This has a rich but gentle, hydrating and smoothing formula, its so nice to massage in to your hands throughout the day to keep them feeling moisturised and nourished. This does have quite a rich creamy formula but it doesn’t leave your hands greasy and you can apply it & get right back to typing / working. I personally like the Rose scent but I know its not everyones cup of tea and Jurlique also have Citrus, Lavender and Jasmine ones to pick from. I have their 40ml tube which I think is more handbag / desk friendly.

To keep my skin and my mind fresh and soothed I like to use a face mist and this Pai offering has been doing the trick. I would say its more of a spray than a mist so its quite wet on the skin but it feels refreshing. This Rice Plant & Rosemary BioAffinity Skin Tonic is fantastic if you have sensitive, dull skin.

It contains pure ‘living waters’ extracted directly from the plant. Rich in amino acids, vitamins and trace minerals, with regular use they help to cleanse and purify combination skin types. These natural elixirs have the exact pH and biochemical balance of healthy skin, giving unparalleled skin affinity while improving the appearance of skin tone and texture.

Just wonderfully gentle and a great product to add to your skincare routine. Pai is such a great brand and their skincare always seems to work wonders. Give me your Pai skincare recomendations if you have any.

*PR Sample

Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas Gift Guide - beauty sets

Sharing a few last minute Christmas gift ideas from some of my favourite brands. If you have any gift guides then leave me a link to them in the comments.

Decleor Skincare Gift Set

Decléor Anti-Ageing Starter Kit

This is great little introduction to Decléor and perfect for anyone in your life that loves skincare. You get 5 deluxe sample sized skincare treats. It would be a great set to take away for a weekend break. You get to try some of Decléor’s best selling products. I really love the Aromessence Mandarine made with 100% pure essential oils, its so luxurious on the skin and very hydrating.

  • DECLÉOR Aroma Cleanse 3-in-1 Hydra-Radiance Smoothing & Cleansing Mousse 50ml
  • DECLÉOR Aromessence Iris 5ml
  • DECLÉOR Prolagene Lift Rich Cream 15ml
  • DECLÉOR Phytopeel Exfoliating Cream 15ml
  • DECLÉOR Systeme Corps Moisturising Body Milk 50ml

bare Minerals Glow All The Way Set

bare Minerals Glow All The Way Set £25.00 (currently on sale for 18.75)

bare Minerals have some super lovely Christmas gifts this year & a lot of shops are selling this range now so its even easier to get hold of. This Glow All The Way set is a 4-piece collection and is just perfect for the holiday season. You get 4 products that will help give you that gorgeous natural glow.

The collection includes

  • Mineral Veil Finishing Powder 3g
  • Mini Well-Rested Face & Eye Brightener 0.6ml
  • All-Over Face Colour in Rose Radiance 0.85g
  • Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Rebel 4.5ml

I adore the Mineral Veil Finishing Powder, I use it daily to set my makeup and give my skin that flawless fresh finish. The Lipgloss in this set is also beautiful and I have to say the Marvelous Moxie formula feels and looks so nice on the lips. This has been in my handbag these past few weeks and I have loved wearing it. This has a value of over £40!

Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream Gift Set

Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream Set £48

This is a great gift set for anyone who has normal to dry skin. The smoothing cream is extremely hydrating and rich but not too heavy or greasy. It’s ideal for these colder months & you also get a cleansing gel and a mitt. So its a lovely trio.

  • Skin Smoothing Cream 100ml
  • Special Cleansing Gel 30ml
  • Cleansing Mitt

Pai Skincare Gift Set

Pai Perfect Balance Discovery Set £20

This is such a lovely skincare set and it comes beautifully packaged, ready to give as a gift. Anyone that is into their skincare would be thrilled to receive any Pai skincare as a gift. Alternatively its a lovely brand to introduce some one too. Their products are luxurious, pampering but effective. In this set you get 3 deluxe samples and a muslin cloth,

  • Pai Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser 30ml
  • Pai Rice Plant & Rosemary BioAffinity Tonic 12ml
  • Pai Geranium & Thistle Rebalancing Day Cream 10ml
  • Pai Organic Muslin Cloth.

I found this set to be soothing and so very gentle, it soothed, hydrated and balanced my skin. This set is suited to people with more oily prone skin and Pai also have a lovely selection of gifts and products to suit all skin types and concerns. At £20 this set is a bargain, too good to miss.

Jurlique Balancing Essentials Gift Set

Jurlique Balancing Essentials Gift Set £58

Jurlique have the most beautiful, luxurious and pampering gift sets this year. Jurlique always pull out all the stops and add something a little special to their limited edition offerings. They have a great selection at a range of prices so there is a gift to suit all budgets.

This Balancing Essentials Set is just lovely, you get 3 full sized products which combat the early signs of ageing, soothe & hydrate and protect your skin from environmental aggressors. I have written a whole post about this beautiful gift set if you’d like to know more about the products.

• Balancing Day Care Cream 40mL
• Balancing Foaming Cleanser 200mL
• Rosewater Balancing Mist 50m

Make sure you take a look at the Jurlique Christmas shop its full of festive treats & there is still plenty of time to order for Christmas.

This post contains PR samples