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Happy Winter! 

We have one more week until Christmas which is super exciting! I have almost all of my gifts ready, I hope you have them too. If not check out my gift guides for inspiration ūüôā

This guide is all about stocking fillers, and as I know you are all very busy, I decided just to include pictures, links and prices to make this blog post as short as possible!

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Love OPI XOXO 2017 Nail Polish Collection (Can be split between multiple stockings) Рavailable from Nail Polish Direct, for £44.95.

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Amika Dry Shampoo Рavailable from Fruugo.com for £6.68.

Urban Veda Soothing Facial Oil Рavailable from Urban Veda, for £29.99.

Merci Handy Hello Sunshine Р available from Topshop, for £3.

Feather & Down Pillow Spray Рavailable from Boots, for £7.

Percy & Reed Wonder Balm Рavailable from Feelunique, for £18.

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I Am So…? Eau De Parfum –¬†available¬†from¬†Boots,¬†from ¬£2.99.

So…? Floral Crush Fragrance Mist¬†– available from¬†Boots, ¬£2.49.

So…? Dark Romance¬†– available from¬†Boots, ¬£2.99.

So…? Sheer Illusion – available from¬†Boots, ¬£1.99.

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Aquis Hair Lisse Luxe Headband Рavailable from Feelunique, for £15.

The Gypsy Shrine РDark Unicorn Cosmetic Glitter Рavailable from The Gypsy Shrine, for £4.50.

 

Ania’s advice:

– Find your perfect Christmas Stocking Fillers

– Get your Christmas Jumper Ready

– Watch ‘Love Actually’

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Hi Beauty!

I know that we are still in November but it is time to get started with our Christmas Shopping, so over the upcoming weeks I will be posting my Xmas gift guides and stocking filler ideas! I will be including items from across beauty and lifestyle categories and I hope you will feel inspired. Enjoy!

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Skincare 

Immunocologie Day Protection Face Cream

This is a perfect gift for skincare lovers. It is hydrating, reparative, luxurious and really works wonders especially during winter season. The story behind the brand is very inspiring as well, so have a read! Available from Cult Beauty, for £180.

Omorovicza Queen Of Hungary Mist

You can never have enough of Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist. Perfect for travellers, office workers as well as anyone really! Hydrates, revives and protects the skin. Available from Lookfantastic, for £48.

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Haircare

Lanaiblo Hairdryer 

So this is actually the coolest hairdryer you can gift to someone you love as you can personalise it! The hairdryer is great as it has different heat settings and you can dry your hair super fast, especially if you have long hair or extensions. Also you can forget the frizz thanks to anti-static technology. Available from Lanaiblo, for £89.99 (Personalisation additional £15)

Makeup

Guerlain¬†‘Rose Aux Joues’ Blusher (Shade Morning Rose)

For the beautiful rosy cheeks, choose Guelain Blusher. Beautifully designed, gorgeously scented and delicately pigmented, it is a dream gift for a fair skinned beauty! Available from Debenhams, for £31.95.

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Nu Colour Professional Brush Set 

I think that brushes are always a great gift as one can never have enough. The brushes from Nu Colour are ideal for Christmas as they are very high quality, which makes your makeup look professional and flawless ūüôā Available¬†Nu Skin Website, for ¬£82.09.

 NYX Liquid Suede Matte Metallic Liquid Lipstick (Shade Buzz Kill)

I am so obsessed with this lipstick as the colour is just gorgeous. The deep pink looks amazing with any skin tone and the best thing about this lipstick is that it has a matte finish and it is very long lasting. Available from Debenhams Website, for £7.

Buxom Lipgloss (Shade Dominique)

I have been searching for a good glitter lipgloss for a while, and I finally found it! The Buxom Dominique Lipgloss will plump up the volume, making your lips look bigger and fuller. It provides a sheer, high gloss glitter coverage. Combine with NYX Buzz Kill for the perfect party look! Available from Debenhams, for £13.50.

Jane Iredale Trio Illuminizer

Jane Iredale’s mineral makeup is always a good gift idea. The shades from the trio highlighter can be either worn alone or mixed together to create a glowing look. I am a huge fan of the rose gold packaging – perfect for the Christmas season. Available from¬†Zest Beauty Website, for ¬£39.95.

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Ardell Glamour False Lashes Variety Pack 

Ardell launching in the UK was probably the highlight of the year for many beauty fanatics. The eyelashes from Ardell are very high quality, and can be reused multiple times. The glamour pack is a great value for money as you get 4 sets of Glamorous Eyelashes! Get the glam on! Available from Superdrug, for £11.46.

Beauty Blvd Star Dust 

The Star Dust from Beauty Blvd is a must-have for your Christmas and New Year’s parties. You cannot go wrong with this gorgeous glitter makeup, and anyone will love it so if you are not sure what to get your friends for Xmas, this is an ideal gift! Available from¬†Beauty BLVD Website, for ¬£12.50.

Ania’s advice:

– It is never too early to start your Xmas Shopping

– It is never to early to decorate your Xmas Tree

-It is never too early to listed to ‘All I Want For Christmas is You’

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Hi Lovely!

How are you all finding autumn? I hope you are enjoying the cosy evenings, wrapped in a warm blanket, drinking hot chocolate with marshmallows. I am actually really struggling  to leave the house in the evenings as it is getting so chilly so if you have any tips, please let me know!

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Omorovicza Queen Of Hungary Mist 

This is my latest discovery that I am obsessed with. This face mist is an absolute        must-have for anyone, especially travellers, office workers and skincare lovers. I use it all the time, in the mornings and evenings as a toning mist, and during the day to refresh my skin. It hydrates, refreshes as well as balances the skin. The scent is a mix of neroli and rose which helps to destress. It can be used on all skin types and it is now officially my top face mist. Available from Omorowicza Website, for £48.

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Essentialle Revival Nectar 

This is another product that I recently discovered, as it just launched in the UK. The Revival Nectar is designed for dry and lack lustre skin so I was quite excited to try it. I applied it after cleansing my skin in the evening, before applying moisturiser and I always massaged my skin when applying as instructed on the box. I can honestly say that it helped me de-stress and relax and I noticed my mood improved after my skincare routine. The Revival Nectar also hydrated my skin, improving its colour and adding a subtle glow.

It is filled with rich ingredients such as Pomegranate seed oil, Rose geranium oil, Roship fruit oil, Patchouli leaf oil amongst others which contribute to skin renewal, cell regeneration and reduction of wrinkles. Available from Essentialle Website, for £70.

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Nu Colour Lip Plumping Balm

I can never say ‘no’ to a new lip balm especially if it promises to hydrate and plump my lips. I really like Nu Skin for their skincare products, so trying their make-up products from Nu Colour range was also exciting.

The Nu Colour lip balm has a tingling effect on the lips, making me feel awake and refreshed throughout the day. It also hydrated and softened my lips so it was perfect for this cold month. It has a delicate peppermint scent and comes in a stunning silver packaging. An autumn/winter Рmust have! Available from Nu Skin Website, for £23.24.

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Miss Gorgeous I Am Not Lipstick Applicator

This is the cutest makeup applicator I have ever seen. It is also very useful as you can put it in your handbag or makeup bag without getting worried about foundation/concelear marks. Its compact design, also ensures hygienic application as the plastic cover prevents germs and dirt from sticking to the applicator. You can find lots of other cute makeup accessories on Miss Gorgeous Website, and I want them all! Available from Miss Gorgeous Website, for £8.99.

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Tangle Teezer The Original Purple Glitter Hairbrush 

Happy Birthday to Tangle Teezer which has now been with us for 10 years. To celebrate this special occasion, Tangle Teezer created a limited edition brush – The Original in Purple Glitter. I love this design as it has this stylish retro feel to it, and who doesn’t like glitter? I usually have Tangle Teezer in my handbag so that I can use it on the go as it is super compact and easy to carry wherever I go. Available from¬†Very Exclusive Website, for ¬£11.

Ania’s advice:

– Moisturise and take care of your skin

-Buy fairylights and decorate your home

-Yes, it is time to turn on the heating… ūüėČ

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Hi Girl! 
Has your boyfriend been stealing beauty products from you? Well, I have some exiting news for you! Triumph and Disaster a brand initially designed for men, has launched ‘Logic’ tonic designed for both men and women as they know that both of you steal each others products! Logic is something we have all been waiting for, ¬†a Unisex, natural, alcohol- free hazel toner.

About Triumph and Disaster 
The brand comes from New Zealand and was founded by a former international cricketer Dion Nash. As you know, being a sportsman is not easy as you are constantly outside, being exposed to the weather extremes. Dion wanted to create a high quality, natural and beautifully designed cosmetic range, focusing on old fashion values, and rock and roll feel.
Logic Toner 
Logic is the first product from Triumph and Disaster designed for both men and women. It is water based, alcohol-free and can be used as part of your everyday routine. The toner has cleansing, balancing and hydrating properties. After using this toner for the last couple of weeks, I noticed that my skin was hydrated and properly cleansed. Although, I don’t have a lot of noticeable pores, I definitely saw an improvement in my skin as it looked clearer and smoother thanks to the Mamaku Extract and Tasmaninan Pepper which have soothing and calming properties.
If you suffer from acne, this toner is also suitable for your skin as it contains Witch Hazel and Tasmanian Pepper which calm your skin and prevent acne. I really liked this toner, and I love the simple, and elegant design of the bottle. Minimalism is what I always look for in products, and Logic not only with its ingredients but also with the design, definitely exceeds my expectations. Available from¬†Triumph And Disaster’s website, for ¬£26.

Gameface moisturiser

I am always very excited when trying a new moisturiser, which is why you would often see me looking at my brother’s beauty shelves and trying their strangely coloured products. This time however, I cheated a little as I tried this moisturiser during m facial with Triump and Disaster and my skin felt absolutely amazing.
This moisturiser is quite light and gets absorbed in quickly. My skin felt hydrated, had a better elasticity and looked radiant. It is very gentle on the skin and it calmed any inflammations without drying my skin. The scent is perfect for the mornings as it is a mix of Patchouli, Cedar, Geranium, Lavander and Sandalwood. The Gameface moisturiser is available from Triumph And Disaster website, for £36.
Ania’s advice:
1. Don’t skip the toner
2. Moisturise your skin twice a day

3. Drink Pumpkin Spice Latte

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Hi Stunning!
I recently discovered this brand called Mad Beauty where you can find the cutest beauty products and accessories such as Cereal themed lip balms, fruit scented hand sanitisers, animal hand bands and much more. Mad Beauty is a brand that makes cosmetics so much fun and that is why I really liked it!
MAD Beauty Animal Head Band – Panda
This is my favourite accessory from Mad Beauty. I never owned this kind of plush head band and I am so glad that I discovered it as it makes my beauty routine so much easier. The headband is very soft and it doesn’t pull your hair but it does keep it off the face.

I use it in the mornings and evening when cleansing my face or even when I come home after a long day at work and want to keep the hair off my face. This is really worth buying as it just makes life so much easier! Also available in other styles such as tiger and dog from Mad Beauty Website, £2.99. 



MAD Beauty Ultimate Handy Set 
This name of this set exactly explains its purpose Рit is very handy. I like having it in my bag as it contains all hand essentials such as tissues, mini wet wipes, hand sanitiser and a hand cream.  It is very practical especially when travelling, or even when I am just out with my friends. 
I adore the scent, as it really reminds me of my childhood sweets. The hand sanitiser and the hand cream really do smell gorgeous. The sanitiser has a security clasp at the top so you can be sure that it won’t open inside your bag and spill out. Great set! Available from¬†Mad Beauty Website, ¬£8.99

MAD Beauty Eye Mask РCucumber 
Mad Beauty even makes the face masks fun! This cucumber mask looks makes you look like you just came back from a Masquerade ball. I liked it a lot as it has a cooling effect on the eye area and makes you look fresh and stunning! Available from Mad Beauty Website, £2.99. 
MAD Beauty Face Mask  
This mask as a printed dog face on it which made me laugh whenever I looked at myself in the mirror! It looks hilarious and really changes the sheet mask experience. The masks has a lovely coconut smell, and it has nourishing properties. My skin felt hydrated and glowing so I look forward to trying the Panda and Tiger styles too. Available from Mad Beauty Website, £2.99

Ania’s advice:
1. Check out MAD beauty
2.  Get some fun beauty products
3. Find your perfect Panda ūüôā

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 Hi Gorgeous!
If you follow me on Instagram, you would know that I spent two amazing weeks in Cancun and Mexico. It was such a fantastic getaway from London, and Cancun is a paradise which I wouldn’t hesitate to go back to. During my days at the beach, pool or sightseeing I always had with me my bag with all the beach essentials. Keep on reading to find it out more!

Facial Cleansing Wipes
Face wipes are a must have at the beach and at the pool and I always keep them handy whenever I need to refresh my face. You can also use it on the body or to clean your hands. There are 60 in a pack and the packaging is sealed so they didn’t dry out throughout my holiday. I got these at TK Maxx for ¬£3.99.
Palmers Eventone Suncare SPF50
I always use SPF50 as I have a vary fair skin, and especially at the beginning of your holiday it is important that your skin gets used to being exposed for so long to the sun rays. This sunscreen is wonderful as it protects your skin even in the water as it is waterproof. In addition it does smell amazing and it is moisturising. I liked it as it didn’t leave white residue and it was absorbed into my skin fairly quickly. Available from Superdrug for ¬£9.99.
Macadamia Sun Shield Dry Oil Veil 
What we often forget about when going to the beach is our hair which can get easily damaged  by the sea salt, wind and sun rays. The Macadamia Sun Shield Dry Oil Veil helps to protect the hair, and colour, nourishes it and gives it a stunning glow. It consists of all the essential ingredients to hydrate and protect the hair such as Macadamia Oil, Argan oil, Avocado Oil, Sunflower Seed Extract and UV absorbers.
I really love the fragrance of this product which is coconut cream and it stays on the hair throughout the day. For best results spray evenly on the hair every two hours and your hair will look as stunning as your tanned skin when you come back from holiday! Available from Feelunique, for £21. 


Neutrogena Beach Defense SPF60

This is a spray sunscreen which I use on my hair to protect the scalp from burning which happened to me too many times. It works amazingly as it is in a pressured container and doesn’t get exposed to sun rays. I got this in the USA so you might be able to get it on Amazon!

No7 Protect and Perfect Intense ADVANCED Facial Suncare SPF50+

I try to keep my makeup minimal when I am at the beach to let my skin rest and recover. This BB Cream evens out the¬†skin tone and cover any imperfection so that you don’t feel completely make-up free. It has an SPF 50 so you can use it instead of your sunscreen and it does a great job.¬†During the two weeks in Mexico, my skin was protected and it¬†didn’t burn once. I will continue¬†using it in London¬†even though the sun is not as¬†strong here, but it is crucial to¬†protect your face to minimise the sun damage. Available from¬†Boots, for ¬£15.


Got2b Oil-licious Styling Oil 
As mentioned in my festival essentials, this is perfect for smoothing down the hair and taming the frizz. I always used it after leaving the pool or the sea and when my hair was drying to give additional shine and hydration. Available from Superdrug, for £3. 
Cuticara Original Hand Gel
I always take with me an antibacterial hand gel to the beach or to the pool just to keep my hands clean and use it whenever I need. I love the one from Cuticara, as it has a lovely cucumber smell. Available from Superdrug, for £1.
Chapstick Flava Craze Watermelon and Quickies Deodorant Wipes 
I got these from the festival pack from chemist.co.uk for £7.99. The chopstick is perfect for the beach as it has an SPF15 and hydrates the lips throughout the day. I cannot even say how useful were the quickies deodorant wipes! They are super easy to use and take so little space that I took them with me everywhere and used them whenever I needed. Super useful for the beach. 


Ania’s advice:

1. Protect your skin
2. Protect your hair 
3. Enjoy your summer!
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Hi Beauty! 
We are now in the festival season so I thought it would be useful if I show you my festival essentials! Packing for festivals can be very tricky as you have limited amount of space but also need to take all the important items as festivals are usually in quite remote areas and you don’t want to waste your concert time looking for emergency plasters. So here are my festival essentials and I look forward to hearing your thoughts!¬†

Festival Pack 
Chemist.co.uk have this amazing offer where they created five festival packs, each including festival essentials. I chose this pack as it has everything I would take with me to a festival Рa dry shampoo which is a must- have during a festival; plasters for when your choose the wrong pair of shoes;  deodorant wipes so that you always smell beautiful (and in case there are no luxurious showers); Dextro Energy to give you that energy boost when you need it; and lip balms with an SPF 15 as there is nothing worse than dry and chapped lips. 
The packs are great value for money and it is of course better to buy the bundle than all the products separately. This is the cheapest one, and it costs only £7.99, while the RRP is £9.35. Available from chemist.co.uk. 
Got2b Beach Matt Texturising Salt Spray
This is the perfect hair product for a festival as it immiedetely adds volume to your hair without the need of curlers, hairsprays etc. All you need to do is spray it on dry or slightly damp hair, scrunch and tousle-style and wait for the hair to dry. I love to take this product with me as it is so easy to use, the results are immediate and I love the beach style look Рit is so Coachella. Available from boots, for £4.19.
Got2b Oil-licious Styling Oil 
This is my other must-have hair product during a festival, as it helps to tame uncontrolled frizz. The oil is also ideal for nourishing the hair during the sunny festival days and minimise the sun damage. I love the delicious tropical  smell of this oil which stays on the hair throughout the day. The bottle is very convenient as it is quite small and plastic so it is easy to take with you to a festival. Available from Superdrug, for £3. 
Environ RAD SPF 15
Moving onto skincare which is crucial especially during the summer, I never forget a sunscreen. During the festival it is super important to use a sunscreen as we are outside all day long. On rainy days or when it is not very sunny I will use the Environ RAD SPF 15 which is an amazing sunscreen. It ¬†is designed for the face, so it contains the right ingredients to nourish the skin as well as to protect it. ¬†This sunscreen is also water resistant so you don’t need to worry if it is raining although you should try to reapply it every 3-4 hours.¬†
The packaging is travel friendly (100ml tube) so you can even take it with you on the plane. I really like this sunscreen as it does not make my skin sting when I apply it, and it is very gentle and nourishing. It is available from iiaa website, for £19.95.

Nouveau Lashes Natural Styles
You cannot go to a festival without a pair of strip lashes. My favourites are from Nouveau Lashes as they add length and volume but still look very natural. Each pair comes with a small glue which will last you for multiple applications. I would recommend you to always cut the eyelashes to fit your eye shape and remember to apply the lashes with a tweezers. Available from Nouveau Lashes Website,  for £4.96/per box.

Lipgloss by jane iredale 
These beauties are the newest addition to jane iredale’s makeup collection. The three new colours are called Pink Lady, Martini and Hot Cider. They are quite neutral fit all the skin tones and add a little extra to your festival makeup. They are long lasting as well as hydrating thanks to the Moringa butter and avocado oil. Perfect for your festival makeup. Available from¬†jane iredale website, for ¬£19.95.¬†

Ania’s advice:
1. Remember to pack light 
2. Take all your essentials
3. Don’t forget the sunscreen¬†

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Hi Beautiful!
If you follow my Instagram, you would have seen that I recently attended an amazing press day with iiAA, Environ, Advanced Nutrition Programme and jane iredale. The theme of the press day was 100DayReset where we focus entirely on the skincare and we reset our routines with the brands! I learnt a lot about my skin, its elasticity, sun damage and signs of ageing thanks to the amazing VISIA machine but I will write more about it in my future post. 


Advanced Nutrition Programme – Skin Box – Skincare Ultimate
Each pod contains 5 super supplements providing nutrients to feed your hair and skin from within. Each pod contains: Vitamins A + D, Antioxidants, Omegas 3+6, Biotin + Astaxanthin, C0Q10 + Pine Bark Extract. The 28 day supply contains 140 capsules which does feel like a lot but when you use it, you will realise that the amount is just perfect. 
All of the capsules are essential for healthy hair, strong nails and glowing skin. The supplements help to feed your skin from within, providing all the necessary vitamins and extracts which delay the effects of ageing, promote the production of collagen and rejuvenate skin elasticity. 
The packaging is very convenient as you can separate the pods so when you are travelling or working in the office you can always have a few with you. It makes it very easy to take the supplements as they are individually packaged.
I would recommend these supplements as I really felt that my skin was improving, especially after those 28 days. It was clearer, felt hydrated and looked healthier. I am looking forward to seeing the longterm effects of taking these supplements!
The Skincare Ultimate Box will be available from September 2017 but as I was using it now I wanted to share my experience with you. It will be priced at £69.95. 

 Environ Skin EssentiaA AVST Moisturiser 1
I recently wrote about this product, but as you can see the Environ has rebranded the AVST range as Skin EssentiA and redesigned the packaging. This range aims to help the skin to protect, repair and maintain itself and to reduce fine lines, sun damage and dryness by deep hydration. 
As mentioned in my previous post about Environ (available here), this skincare range is available in 5 ranges, and the user gradually moves onto the next products. As he moves up the ladder, the ingredients become stronger and more active. This gradual progression enables to skin to get accustomed to the active ingredients, while gaining maximum long-term effect and avoiding potential retinoid reactions.
This moisturiser is very light, and quite hydrating, but I would recommend using a serum underneath, especially at the beginning. It is packed with amazing ingredients such as vitamins A, C, E, Rosmary Oil Extract, Green Tea Extract, Resveratrol, Beta-carotene complex and peptides. It works very well as it brightens and nourishes the skin, giving it a healthy glow. 
After speaking with an Environ Skincare consultant during my facial, she advised to use an Environ moisturiser twice a day and to use and SPF 15¬†+¬†¬†cream alongside to minimise sun damage. It is crucial to wear minimum SPF 15, even if there is cloudy weather as there are still harmful UV rays which have damaging effect on the skin. I also learnt that it is better to use two products, one moisturiser and one SPF product as if you use and SPF moisturiser, the ingredients block each other reducing the product’s effectiveness.¬†
Environ skincare products are available from skincare specialists, beauty salons and Harvey Nichols. The Environ Skin EssentiA range is priced £41.00 for AVST 1, 2 and 3, and £47 for AVST 4 and 5. 
    

Environ Body Profile Sculpting Gel 

The Body Profile Gel aims to tone the skin, reducing bumpy skin, cellulite and any skin imperfections. The gel can be used daily as it contains active ingredients which help to firm the skin and ensure it looks perfect and ready for your swimwear look even during winter time! 
The three main ingredients are: 
1.  Pronalen Modeling  has powerful antioxidant and smoothing properties
2.  Guarana (more commonly known as Paullinia Cupana Seed Extract) aids in the drainage of fatty overloads by improving circulation
3.¬†¬†MyricilineTM¬†– which is involved in three metabolic processes, related to the storage of fat, namely adipogenesis, lipolysis and lipogenesis –¬†serves to decrease the development of mature fat cells, increase the destruction of accumulated fat and avoid the creation of new fat deposits

I used this product on my legs to even out the skin tone and to reduce any imperfections on my thighs and I must say that I can see some improvements. The skin feels tighter and smoother, but you need to remember to apply the moisturiser after to ensure your skin stays hydrated. For optimal results it should be used for three months so I have two more months to go to see the final effect!

Insider Tip From Environ:  Apply the Body Profile lotion, wrap cling film around the area, leave it on for 20 minutes then massage in the excess. Follow that with Vitamin A, C E Body Oil to further firm the skin.

Like with all Environ products, the packaging is a winner as it is ideal to use wherever you are, thanks to the airless pump and plastic packaging. Environ skincare products are available from skincare specialists, beauty salons and Harvey Nichols. Available for £39. 

Visit www.iiaa.eu for Environ stockists or take an online consultation now at https://vitaminskincare.co.uk/environ.

  


Ania’s advice:
1. Take care of your skin 
2. Use a moisturiser and minimum SPF 15 together
3. Avoid placing your face in the sun 
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