A’kin Rose De Mai Moisturiser

After months and months of struggling to find decent skincare products whicharen't packed full of a zillion 'nasty ingredients', I've just come across the A'kin range from MyPure. I've been using the A'kin Rose de Mai Anti-Oxidant Day Creme. It's a lovely rose-scented moisturiser which sinks in well, is really well absorbed and doesn't leave my skin greasy for ages - something I've found with

What is Sea Buckthorn?

I've been trying out a new moisturiser called Alva Sanddorn Moisturising Cream, from a range of anti-ageing natural beauty products. The 'blurb' says 'it is an intensive day cream which boosts the protective mechanisms of your skin'. Then there's the sciencey bit which says, in a nutshell, that the cream protects against damaging UV-rays and free radicals. It's meant to smooth out fine lines and

Lush is Lush

Lush is one of those shops which I love walking past on the High Street as it always smells so lovely and inviting. If I've got time I like to go in and just touch and sniff the various concoctions on offer though inevitably I'll end up buying something.I don't think we've ever had a Lush Bath Bomb in the house yet which I and

It’s a Love/Hate Thing!

So what would I give The Thumbs Up to this week and what's a No-No? The Thumbs up to:Naturally - Whipped Hand Repair Balm - smells scrummy and makes hands unbelievably soft.Apicare Restore Me Honey Nut Body Butter -  a real luxurious body moisturiser.St Eval Candle Company - the rose-scented candles are my personal favourites.DaysoftContactLenses.com where you can buy contact lenses at a fraction of the

A Few Random Xmas Gift Ideas

Don't Say It

Thought I'd share a couple of ideas for Christmas pressies with you......New to me is the classic game PERUDO - a classic Peruvian dice game which will make liars of everyone!  Apparently Stephen Fry has called this game the second most addictive thing to come out of South America! Perudo is a brilliant after dinner party game, a drinking game for adults, or just good

X Factor 2010 Farce

The X Factor is getting a big thumbs-down from us at the moment. We all know that every year, Cowell puts someone through who is not particularly talented with the aim of getting people 'talking' and ultimately getting lots of publicity for the show. Over the last few years however the viewers have become more savvy than Simon Cowell when it comes to social

The Power of The Pomegranate

Who'd have thought that the humble, weird-looking pomegranate would one day be one of the most sought after ingredients in ladies skincare products? The fun we had, us children of the '70s, picking up those ruby pearls of strangely tasteless fruit with a dangerously sharp needle! How could we have predicted such a reversal of fortune for this most insignificant of fruits?Last year I became

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