Christmas is less than a week away and I wonder if there is anyone who is done with their Christmas Shopping. For those of you who like to leave Christmas gifts until the very last minute, I put together a last minute gift guide. Hope it will inspire you!


Aesop Resurrection Duet (Hand Wash + Hand Balm) – available from Selfridges, £83


Omorovicza Hydra Melting Cleanser – available from Space NK, £65

J.One Black Jelly Pack – available from Selfridges, £36

J.One Jelly Pack – available from Selfridges, £20


Remington Keratin Protect Intelligent Streightener  – available from Boots, £44.99

Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suade Candle – available from Jo Malone, £47.

Tom Ford Tabacco Vanille Eau de Parfum – available from Selfridges, £162.


Kohl Kreatives Brushes – available from Kohl Creatives Website, £44.99

Ania’s advice: 

1. It isn’t too late to buy your gifts

2.Watch all the Christmas films – Holiday, Love Actually, The Princess Switch 

3.Donate clothing which you haven’t used for the last two years to Charity as others will be thrilled to wear them!



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I cannot believe that we are already in the Winter season! London is starting to look very Christmasy and everyone is beginning to think about their Christmas gifts. Over the upcoming weeks, I will try to post as many gift guides to inspire your xmas shopping. Enjoy!


I Heart Revolution I Heart Nudes Palette – £8.99 from Superdrug

I Heart Revolution Violet Chocolate Palette  – £8.99 from Superdrug

I Heart Revolution Soph Vanilla & Creme Brûlée Body Mist – £8.00 from Superdrug


Eyelure Strip Eyelashes Texture – £4.10 from Feelunique

Miss Patisserie Sea Salt Bath Melt – £4.50 from Miss Patisserie

Neutrogena HydroBoost Purifying Boost Hydrogel Recovery Mask – £3.50 from Boots

Neutrogena HydroBoost Radiace Boost Hydrogel Recovery Mask – £3.50 from Boots

Neutrogena HydroBoost Ageless Boost Hydrogel Recovery Mask – £3.50 fromBoots


Neutrogena HydroBoost Hydrating Boost Instant Facial Cream Mask – £3.50 from Boots

Neutrogena HydroBoost Ageless Boost Instant Facial Cream Mask – £3.50 from Boots

Neutrogena HydroBoost Radiance Boost Instant Facial Cream Mask – £3.50 from Boots


Tasty Donut from Lilou – £3.99 from Superdrug

Batiste Damage Control – £2.83/200ml from Boots


Essence Insta Perfect Liquid Make Up – £4.50 from Wilko

Essence Glitter On Glitter Off Peel Off Nail Polish – £2.50 from Wilko

Essence Cosmic Lights Welcome To The Universe Nail Polish – £2.50 from Wilko

Essence Melted Chrome Nail Powder – £3 from Wilko


Ania’s advice:

1.Start your Xmas shopping early

2.Get a beauty advent calendar – they are super fun!

3.Play ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ on a loop



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Happy October!

Hope you are all well, and keeping warm as the temperatures are slowly starting to drop 🙂 I feel like this is the week when we will be getting the Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks, lighting up candles, and staying cosy, wrapped up in a blanket. What I always find to be a remedy during the cold days is aromatherapy and scents as they can literally take you anywhere in the world. Soap & Glory recently launched an amazing line called Call Of Fruity. The scents are fruity and exotic, perfect to take you to the Hawaiian beach during autumn and winter days!

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There are six products in this range: No Woman No Dry – Hydrating Body Butter, Hand Food – Hydrating Hand Cream, The Way She Smoothes – Softening Body Lotion, Bubble In Paradise – Moisturising Body Wash, Paradise Glossed – Moisturising Body Oil and Summer Scrubbin – Gentle Body Scrub.

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Call of Fruity Hydrating Hand Food

If you have dry hands, and find yourself constantly reapplying hand cream, you need this in your life. Not only is this hand cream very moisturising, but it also smells of the fabulous tropics. Call of Fruity Hydrating Hand Food is available from Boots, for £5.50.

Call Of Fruity The Way She Smoothes Softening Body Lotion 

The products from Soap & Glory are definitely amazing value for money. This huge tub of body lotion costs only £10! The lightweight body lotion provides hydration whenever you need it. It absorbs quickly, and leaves your skin smelling of mango, coconut and passion fruit. A must have for the rainy days! Call Of Fruity The Way She Smoothes Softening Body Lotion is available from Boots, for £10.

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Call Of Fruity No Woman No Dry Hydrating Body Butter

This Body Butter is perfect for people like me, who always have dry skin. It contains hydrating coconut oil, soothing aloe vera and nourishing passion fruit extracts. It has a rich and thick formula, so it is perfect for the evening body care routine. Very rich, hydrating and moisturising. Call Of Fruity No Woman No Dry Hydrating Body Butter is available from Boots, for £10

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Call Of Fruity Bubble In Paradise Refreshing Body Wash 

This uplifting scent is so perfect for the upcoming autumn, as it really energises you and makes you feel great. The mango and mandarin extracts are the perfect scents for a morning shower when it is impossible to wake up. Call Of Fruity Bubble In Paradise Refreshing Body Wash  is available from Boots, for £6.50.

Call Of Fruity Paradise Glossed Over Moisturising Body Oil 

Last but not least, the Paradise Glossed Over Moisturising Body Oil. I love body oils, especially in the summer as they make you look absolutely fabulous. Plus it is filled with coconut and almond oils which work wonders for your skin. Call of Fruity Paradise Glossed Moisturising Body Oil  is available from Boots, for £6.50.


Ania’s advice:

1. Check out the new range by Soap & Glory

2.Get you first Pumpkin Spiced Latte

3.Redecorate your home and make it cosy!



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In recent years, I have always been travelling during the summer months, but I realised there are so many destinations which are still hot during September, October and November. This year, I am planning to go somewhere sunny during the Autumn, and I would strongly recommend you do the same! Here are some of my beach essentials that I have been loving during the past few months. Enjoy!


Nuxe Shimmering Dry Huile Prodigieuse Or

You know that golden glow everyone wants? You can now recreate it on your skin, even if you are not tanned, using the Shimmering Dry Huile Prodigieuse Or from Nuxe. The nourishing oil is filled with thousands of shimmering particles which make your skin sparkle. It smells lovely too, so you can layer you scents on top.

Available from Nuxe Website for £34/100ml. I strongly suggest you order from Nuxe’s website directly as they have an amazing loyalty club, and there are always fantastic discounts and offers available so you get lots of gifts 🙂

Glossier Coconut Balm Dotcom

In the last month, I spent two weeks on the beach, mostly in the water, kitesurfing. Last year I felt that the salt water, sun and wind really dry out my skin, hair and lips, so this time I compiled together very hydrating products. The lip balm from Glossier really worked wonders, and kept my lips hydrated throughout the day. I am a huge fan of the coconut flavour as it smells and tastes amazing. Available from Glossier Website for £10.


L’Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil

This is one of my favourite hair products of all times. I literally use it every single day to provide moisture and nutrients to my hair. It contains a precious blend of 6 flower extracts ideal for hydrating the hair, smoothing down the frizz and adding that healthy glow.

It is designed for all hair types so I always recommend it to anyone, as it can be used before shampooing as a mask, pre-styling or as a finishing touch to any hairstyle. Also this product is a total bargain! Available from Boots for £6.66.

Nuxe Hair Protection

It is crucial to really take care of your hair if you do water sports in order to protect them from the damaging effects of the salt water, the wind and the sun. Every time I go on a surfing trip, I take a hair protective product with me. I must say, I really liked the Hair Protection from Nuxe as it hydrates the hair, and stays on during the day thanks to its oily composition.

As all Nuxe products, it smells wonderfully, and I received a lot of compliments about the scent on the beach. After a week of kitesurfing, my hair looked fabulous, hydrated and was super shiny. A summer must- have! Available from Nuxe Website for £10.50.


Nivea Sun Q10 Anti-Age & Anti Pigments Face Cream SPF50

I am obsessed when it comes to sunscreen, and I usually avoid exposing my face to the sun whenever possible, however if you love water sports, you will end up in the sun most of the time. It is super important to choose high quality sunscreen to avoid any pigmentation and early signs of ageing.

The product I recently discovered and absolutely adored is the Nivea Sun Q10 Anti-Age & Anti Pigments Face Cream SPF50. It has a high UVA/UVB protection against sunburns and premature skin ageing, and the Q10 formula helps to prevent wrinkles as well as pigment spots. The cream itself has a pleasant smell, and leaves the skin feeling soft and hydrated. As I usually spent two hours in the water without a break I also needed something which wouldn’t melt away, and this cream was perfect. I will definitely repurchase it. Available from Boots for £8.

Nivea Sun Moisture Mousse Face Cream SPF50

This is another sunscreen that worked very well for me during my trip. It is super light, easy to apply and gets absorbed easily into the skin. It did not leave any white residue on my skin and I definitely did not feel like I had any sunscreen on. I must say that both of the creams from Nivea were amazing, and when in the water, I did not feel like they were being washed away easily. If I will go again on holiday in October, these will definitely be in my beach bag! Available from Boots for £8.


Omorovicza Queen Of Hungary Face Mist 

One thing I never leave my home without is a face mist. I am obsessed with the Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist as it is super refreshing, and it smells beautifully! It contains nourishing blend of Rose, Sage an Orange Blossom Waters which not only revitalise your skin, but leave it feeling hydrated. The mist contains Omorovicza’s Healing Concentrate which infuses minerals deep into the skin, and helps to keep it youthful.

I constantly use this mist during the summer months, as it really relaxes me, and calms me down. It is ideal for long days on the beach when you need to feel fresh and gorgeous! The glass bottle is also dreamy, and feels super luxurious!  Omorovicza Queen Of Hungary Mist is available from Look Fantastic for £50.

No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced BB Facial Sun Protection SPF50 Fair

I never wear makeup to the beach, but one product I love using is a BB Sunscreen. I recently tried the one from No7, and I think it works very well with my skin tone. The BB cream brightened my complexion, giving it a healthy, tinted glow. Another reason I chose this product is that it has SPF50 and you should always use SPF50 on your face, as it helps to avoid dark spots, hyper-pigmentation and early signs of ageing.

This BB cream also contains peptides which help restoring a more youthful skin. I would recommend it if you are planning to stay on the beach or by the pool, not for watersports. No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced BB Facial Sun Protection SPF50 is available from Boots for £15.

Ania’s advice:

1. Always apply sunscreen

2. Plan your Autumn getaway

3. Try kitesurfing!



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I hope you are all enjoying the summer weather and the bank holiday weekend! Speaking of summer weather, I have an exciting launch to tell you about from Acqua Di Parma. Their fragrances always remind me of summer and long days at the beach and this new fragrance is the perfect scent for my upcoming vacation.


Acqua di Parma Chinotto di Liguria 

Chinotto di Liguria is a very fresh and vibrant scent. The top notes include the refreshing citruses: Chinotto and Mandarin. Middle notes are made up of my favourite flowers and spices: Jasmine, Geranium, Cardamon and Rosemary. Lastly, the base notes include the calming Patchouly and Musk.

What I love about this scent is that it if you close your eyes and spray it, it will take you to a sunny coast in Italy, surrounded by warm sand, beautiful sea and laughter. I love trying new fragrances, but the ones which evoke powerful memories and emotions are the ones that I will treasure forever.


Ania’s advice:

When you have a free afternoon, head over to a department store and try as many scents possible from Acqua di Parma. I can guarantee that you will find one that you absolutely love!

Chinotto di Liguria is available from Acqua Di Parma Website for £66/75ml

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I don’t know if you know but tomorrow I am off to Nepal & Bhutan for 9 days. I am super excited, literally cannot wait! As I have limited space in my luggage I can only take the essentials. Here is what I chose to take with me!


Environ RAD SPF 15

Right now it is very warm in Nepal so I will be using stronger SPF but this cream is perfect for Bhutan weather as we will be hiking, flying with helicopters and discovering mountains. You should remember to always wear and SPF, and the one from Environ is great as it is also hydrating and skin friendly. Available for £19.99 from Environ Stockists. 

Environ Focus Care Youth + Tri- Peptide Complex  + Advance Elixir

Did you know that using a serum with a moisturiser increases its effectiveness. Environ makes amazing skincare products, the Environ Focus care helps to hydrate the skin, and targets signs of ageing and hyper pigmentation. It contains three powerful peptide complexes which nourish and brighten the skin and slow down the signs of ageing. In addition it protects the skin from the UV radiation and pollution. The UV radiation is much stronger on planes so you should remember to apply serums as well as SPF when taking a flight too. Find your stockist at IIAA Website.

Dr. Botanicals Pomegranate Superfood Brightening Eye Serum 

I will try to avoid wearing too much makeup, especially when in Bhutan as the air is incredibly clean. Did you know that smoking is absolutely forbidden there? If you are pale, you will know that dark circles are quite difficult to get rid off. Fortunately I recently discovered the Superfood Brightening Eye Serum which smooths, nourishes and brightens the eye area. Please note you do need to use it at least for a week to see results!  Available for £19.99 from Dr. Botanicals Website.



L’Occitane Shea Hand Cream 

Best hand cream EVER, keeps your hands hydrated and smelling beautifully. Get yours now from L’Occitane , for £8.

Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille Eau De Parfum 

This is my new, favourite perfume. It is sweet, spicy and heavy. As the name says it is a mix of Tobacco & Vanille and the best thing about this perfume is very long lasting so you can smell it throughout the day. I chose it for this trip it as I won’t have time to reapply whilst trekking XD. It is a very complex perfume, with multiple layers, I cannot recommend it enough! Available from House OF Fraser, £158.


Philip Kingsley Body & Volume Jet Set 

Whenever I travel, I always take the best haircare products with me, as I cannot stand tangled hair. Philip Kingsley is well known for its great quality products, and after trying them, I can honestly say that I would take them with me anywhere around the world.

The Body & Volume Jet Set is a perfect set for hydration as well as volume. It contains the Body Building Shampoo & Conditioner and their most famous Elasticizer which is the literally my go-to remedy when my hair is a mess. This Xmas set is perfect to keep the hair hydrated but luscious and voluminous. A must-have. Available from Philip Kingsley, for £27.


Elemis Superfood Day Cream & Night Cream 

These are my two favourite face creams lately. When travelling skincare is crucial so I always take with me tested products which I know work. Full review here.


Lavender & Lillie Praslin, Seychelles 

It is important that you don’t forget to moisturise your body when travelling and doing sports, to ensure your skin always looks good on pictures :). I reviewied the products from the series here. Available from Lavender & Lillie Website, for £18.

Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo 

I always take dry shampoo with me on holiday as you never know when you might need it. I am currently loving the dry shampoo from Amika. It is super light and absorbs any oil and dirt making my hair look fresh and voluminous again. Available from Birchbox, for £20.

Ania’s advice:

1 . Book an exotic holiday

2. Clean out your wardrobe

3. Focus on haircare






Another month, another exciting launch! This March, Lalique celebrates its 130 years. To celebrate this wonderful occasion, the Mon Premier Cristal Collection presents a stunning Limited Edition perfume bottle. Each bottle is numbered and has an engraving at the bottom of the bottle which says Lalique 130 ans, 1888-2018 and there are only 130 bottles available (Price: £910).

The beautiful bottles are hand- painted with a 23 carat gold which conveys the pure luxury and elegance of the brand. The dark accessories, and the feather represent the swallow, Lalique’s brand logo.


The Fragrance

The fragrance has been designed by Nathalie Lorson, a master perfumer, well known for the scents she created for Lalique. Mon Premiere Crystal Hirondelles features the delicate and natural Jasmine, which is at the heart of the scent. The heart notes are the three variations of Jasmine which were sourced from around the world to create this intriguing fragrance. The top notes are Freesia, Gardenia and Tuberose and base notes include Madagascar Vanilla Absolu, Heliotrope and Musks.




The fragrance is absolutely beautiful as it is quite intense, but as the Jasmine is surrounded by other floral top notes, it gives the scent multiple layers which makes the scent incredibly fascinating.

Once you buy the bottle, you will then be able to get refills, but there are only 130 available.



In addition to perfume, Lalique has also beautiful candles, crystals, and jewellery. Each candle come in an elegant packaging and is made of glass. Next time you pass by Lalique, have a look at the home fragrance section, as I found it very difficult to leave!

Have a look at the beautiful designs on Laliques website or head over to the boutique on Conduit Street or Burlington Arcade.

Ania’s advice:

– Visit Lalique Store

– Try the new fragrance

– Treat yourself to a candle

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Happy 2018!

I hope you are having a wonderful start of the new year and I wanted to wish you all the best in 2018! I know it has been a while since my last post but I wanted to take some time off, and spend it with my family and friends. I am very excited about 2018, discovering new brands and new products! A brand that I discovered recently, which I absolutely love is Lavender & Lillie, which has the most beautiful scented candles, diffusers and body care products.


Praslin, Seychelles Candle 

At the moment, there are four ranges available, each one of them is inspired by an interesting destination. The scent I liked the most is Praslin, Seychelles, inspired by the tropical islands of the Seychelles. The scent is so wonderful and it is composed with finest scent notes. Unlike other candles, you can really smell the multiple fragrance layers, and the notes that stood out to me where Gardenia, Red Coconut and Frangipani. Below I included the entire ingredient list to show you the complexity of the scent:

Top notes: Pink Pepper, Passion fruit, Cardamom
Heart notes: Bougainvillaea, Gardenia, Frangipani, Orchid
Base notes: Leather, Red Coconut, Patchouli, Amber

I love the design of this candle, the drawings are fascinating and the candle adds a ‘design’ element to any type of interior. The candle comes with a stunning metal lid, which is hand crafted, meaning each lily is unique. Once you light the candle, the whole room will smell like tropical Seychelles, and you get 60 hours burning time. The candle comes in a gorgeous gift box. A home must- have and a perfect gift idea. Available from Lavender & Lillie Website for £42.


Praslin, Seychelles Hydrating Hand & Body Lotion 

Once again, this lotion is from the Praslin Seychelles range, meaning it smells as beautifully as the candle. The lotion gets absorbed quickly into the skin, and keeps it hydrated throughout the day. It also has anti-ageing properties, aiming to improve the appearance of skin. What I liked about it, is that the scent stays on the skin throughout the day, so you either use it instead of perfume or layer scents on top of it. Available from Lavender & Lillie Website, for £18.


Praslin, Seychelles Nourishing Hand Cream

This hand cream is my new handbag essential, it contains sweet almond and vitamin E oils, beeswax and Abyssinian grapeseed making it the perfect remedy for dry hands. Like the body lotion, it also has anti-ageing ingredients which help to improve the appearance of skin and protect it from the damaging effects of the environment. Available from Lavender & Lillie Website, for £12.

Ania’s advice:

– Decorate your home with Lavender & Lillie

– Light up lots of candles

– Plan your spring break!

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Hi 🙂

As Christmas is around the corner we are choosing the perfect gifts for our loved ones, baking gingerbread and decorating our Christmas Trees. Christmas is the perfect time to help others who are not as fortunate as us.

The Epoch Force For Good Collection helps to make a difference in the lives of people in Malawi, and for every product sold, $0.25 is donated to the Nu Skin Force for Good Foundation. In addition, if you purchase the Epoch collection, Nu Skin will also donate 4 Euro to the School of Agriculture for Family Independence (SAFI) which teaches farmers about sustainable fish, farming, drig irrigation etc.  The Epoch Force For Good Collection is available from Nu Skin, for £126.88.

To spread the word, I created a relaxing routine using these product. I am also hosting a  giveaway with Nu Skin which will run until the 3rd of January 2018. Terms and conditions of the giveaway are listed at the end of this post.


What is in the box?

Ava Puhi Moni Shampoo and Light Conditioner

IceDancer – Invigorating Leg Gel

Glacial Marine Mud – Face and Body Mask

Firewalker – Relaxing Foot Cream

Sole Solution – Foot Treatment

Baobab Body Butter


Step 1 – Ava Puhi Moni Shampoo and Light Conditioner

Turn off all the lights, light up your aromatic candles, and play your favourite playlist. Turn on the shower and once the water is warm, get in! When your hair is wet, pour a small amount of the shampoo in your palm and massage it in, starting above your forehead and moving towards your neck. Once you finish, wash out the shampoo and apply the shampoo again to deeply cleanse the hair.

This shampoo is perfect if you wash your hair on daily basis. Ava Puhi extract comes from a Ginger Plant, which helps to cleanse and add shine to your hair. The shampoo gently cleanses the hair, and the light conditioner hydrates it without weighting it down.


Step 2 – Glacial Marine Mud Mask 

Once you are out of the shower apply the Glacial Marine Mud Mask on your body and face and wait for 10 minutes, or until you see that the clay is dry. The sea botanicals draw out dirt, impurities and excess oil from the skin, leaving it fresh, cleansed and glowing. I like to spray a bit of water on my face during the treatment to prevent the clay from drying completely.

Once the 10 minutes have passed, wash off the mask using circular motion. When your skin is completely clean, turn off the water and pat your skin dry with a warm towel.


Step 3 – Baobab Body Butter

As the mask is quite drying, it is important to hydrate your skin right after the shower. The Baobab Body Butter is perfect for this as it is very rich and nourishing. It has a delicate, slightly sweet smell, which also helps to relax. Apply it on your entire body and let it sink in.


Step 4 – IceDancer Invigorating Leg Gel 

After a busy day, I often feel that my legs are very tired. The IceDancer Gel is perfect for relaxing and refreshing your legs. Made with Natural wild mint, horse chestnut, eucalyptus and peppermint, the gel has a cooling and soothing effects. The gel quickly absorbs into the skin, and brings immediate relief to your tired muscles. The refreshing  minty scent also helps to relax your mind.

Step 5 – Sole Solution Foot Treatment 

You can either use Sole Solution Foot Cream or the Firewalker Refreshing Foot Cream. The Sole Solution is a more intense treatment for when you have rough, dry and cracked feet. It not only hydrates the dry surface, but works on the underlying cause of dry skin, and exfoliates the dry patches of skin. So if you feel that your feet are very dry, apply the Sole Solution generously on dry skin areas.

Firewalker Refreshing Foot Cream

If your feet just need everyday hydration, use the Firewalker Refreshing Foot Cream. Massage it gently into the skin to hydrate and relax after a long day.

Step 6 – Put on fuzzy socks, make yourself some tea, watch Netflix and relax 🙂 

How to enter my giveaway: 

  1. Follow me on Twitter and retweet my giveaway tweet!
  2. Follow me on Instagram, and like my giveaway picture
  3. Follow Nu Skin on Twitter

The giveaway will run from 17th December 2017 until 3rd January 2018.  UK Only!

Good luck! 🙂  

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