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Hello!

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!

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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

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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

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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

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Tasty Donut from Lilou – £3.99 from Superdrug

Batiste Damage Control – £2.83/200ml from Boots

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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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Ania

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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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Ania

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Hello!

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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Ania

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I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful summer vibes we are getting this June from London’s weather. I have been super busy travelling around Europe lately, and in the meantime I have been trying new skincare brands. An interesting brand that I discovered recently is JK7 which is a 100% natural, premium skincare brand.

The products are made with active and very precious ingredients, including premium essential oils, signature extracts and powerful JK7 Satyric Herbal Extracts. As the products are 100% natural, the fragrance is composed of essential oils, which not only benefit the skin but also your mind. The products can be kept open only for 3 months which also proves their natural composition.

All the products are handmade in Hawaii, in a boutique production facility which is also part of the world’s first holistic, non-medical stress centre. The products are rather expensive but the high price is based on the cost of the natural organic raw materials which cost up to $55,000 per kilogram/ litre.

I really liked using the Foaming Face Wash which is the perfect face wash after a long day, as it smells of calming patchouli and ylang ylang. It was very gentle, and worked amazingly as a second step of my skincare routine. It contains self- processed extracts of organic herbs, Rose flower buds, Calendula as well as German Chamomile Flowers. It is also high in Vitamin C & E and the signature extracts high in anti-oxidants. A very luxurius treat after work. Available from Grace Belgravia for £250/100ml.

 

Ania’s advice

1. Try Natural Skincare PRoducts

2.Sort out your beauty cabinet

3.Plan a weekend getaway

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Ania

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Hi!

Hope you are having a majestic weekend, and will have some downtime as the Royal Wedding fever is over 🙂 My perfect way of relaxing is trying new, exciting products and working on my blog! I recently received some gorgeous products from Jane Iredale, Environ and Advanced Nutrition Programme, and I finally got around to trying them out. Also as a limited time offer, I have a discount code for you, which entitles you to 15% off your purchase at Jane Iredale and Advanced Nutrition Programme. Use KIND15 at the Checkout (valid until 31.05.2018). Enjoy my review!

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Environ Skin Essential Low Foam Cleansing Gel 

Cleansing is actually one of the most important steps in our routine. If your face is not clean before applying moisturisers and serums, you will do more harm than good. Environ just launched their new Skin EssentiA Low Foam Cleansing Gel which removes makeup, impurities and excess oil without stripping the skin. It is very gentle, easy to rinse, and it maintains the waterproofing barrier of the skin, as the surfactants and conditioning agents moisturise the skin whilst cleansing.

As I have dry skin, I always need hydrating products, especially when cleansing. This product left my skin feeling totally cleansed, yet hydrated which is wonderful! The best way to use this Cleansing Gel is after your first cleansing step such as cleansing balm or face wash. Then you can follow up with your Environ Serum and Moisturiser. I have to also point out the price point, which is very reasonable especially that you are getting Environ! Available from Harvey Nichols and stockists –  IIAA Website  for £32.

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Advanced Nutrition Programme Skin Collagen Plus 

Collagen is responsible for your skin’s strength, firmness and elasticity. Did you know that at the age of 30, the skin loses 1.5% of collagen per year? While at 40, it starts decreasing at 15% per year. Environmental factors will also cause collagen to break down more quickly, which is why it is crucial to supply your body with collagen via nutrition.

The new launch from Advanced Nutrition Programme is the perfect set for home care. It contains Skin Collagen Support as well as Skin Vit C.

Skin Collages Support: contains plant nutrient antioxidants and complex of vitamins which are the building blocks for collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. Take 2 capsules per day with food.

Skin Vit C: Vitamin C – boost radiance, protects the skin and forms collagen. Skin Vit C combines Vit C with bioflavoids which supports collagen formation. It also recycles othe antioxidants and supports healthy blood vessels. Take one tablet per day with food.

3 Benefits: help to firm the skin, smooths fine lines and wrinkles, plumps & protects.

Available from Advanced Nutrition Programme Website for £36.

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PureMoist Lipstick Tricia& Jamie

I love Jane Iredale’s lipsticks as they are very hydrating and long lasting. These new shades have just been added to the PureMoist collection. The Tricia Lipstick (left) is a beautiful nude colour, perfect for everyday makeup or evening if you want to focus on the eyes. Jaimie (right) feels more like a burgundy shade, it looks amazing on brunettes as well as blondes. Both are available from Jane Iredale Website for £19.95.

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Mystikol Powdered Eyeliner Sapphire & Emerald 

Two new additions to the Jane Iredale’s family include Mystikol Powdered Eyeliner in shades of Sapphire & Emerald. Both are incredibly beautiful and perfect for the summer. I am a huge fan of the Sapphire colour as it brings out my eye colour. The eyeliner is easy to use and does not smudge. It is also very long-lasting, which is always a plus! Available from  Jane Iredale Website for £22.

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Ania’s advice:

1.Make cleansing your priority

2.Focus on nutrition

3.Experiment with makeup

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Hello Everyone!

Hope you are enjoying the sunny weather, and like me cannot wait for the summer time! Summer is my favourite season, and I am always out and about during those warm, sunny days. Spring is an important period for me, as I always try to prepare my skin for the sun, sea exposure and the hot weather. For the last four weeks I have been testing the Murad Resurgence range and I wanted to share with you the results.

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Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum 

When we are in our 20s, we often forget about the eye area and focus on face alone. The skin around the eye area is very delicate and it is essential to keep it nourished and hydrated at all times.

The eye serum from Murad helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, crow’s feet and under eye circles. After using it for four weeks, I noticed an improvement in the appearance of my eye area, as the dark circles were reduced and the skin was nourished, hydrated and brighter. I could also feel that the skin appeared plump and healthy. If you are searching for an effective eye serum, I have just found you the perfect match! Available from Murad Website for £65.

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Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream 

Did you know that the skin recovers during the night time? This is why it is crucial to use great quality night cream as it has a strong influence on the appearance of your skin. The Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream, promises to ‘activate youth while you sleep’ with its Retinol Tri-Active Technology.

Retinol is well-known for its strong youth enhancing properties. From my experience, I think retinol is actually one of the most effective ingredients in anti-ageing creams which is why you should also choose creams which contain retinol if you are looking for anti-ageing results.

I found that the Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream worked amazingly as it really nourished and hydrated my skin. I woke up with a beautiful, smooth and glowing complexion. It feels very luxurious and rich, and gets absorbed into the skin easily. I also liked the packaging of the cream, as it dispenses the cream as you press the top, which makes it very hygienic and prolongs the ‘life’ of the active ingredients. Available from Murad Website for £65.

Ania’s Advice: 

1. Focus on the eye area

2.Invest in a good night cream

3.Plan a weekend trip!

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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 – must 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… 😉

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