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Celebrating Easter April 5th with LUSH Ltd & Glitter Rant

Easter Sunday is only a week away and whether for you it’s a time of religious reflection or an excuse to stuff your face full of delicious chocolate (or both!) LUSH Ltd have you covered. But before I get onto the products… LUSH Ltd Lustre & Glitter I’ve been needing to get this off my chest for a while now when it comes to LUSH Ltd and I’d hoped the new products this easter might be different but alas, no. Over the last 2 years, LUSH Ltd have seemingly added glitter or ‘lustre’ as they call it, to almost every single product they’ve brought to market for the body. It’s horrible. And the problem is, if you put it in everything, it means nothing. It just seems as though they’re really trying to get their money’s-worth from buying this glitter machine! It’s great at Christmas in a few products when the days are dark and you want a little festive sparkle to cheer yourself up, but in when you’ve spring cleaned your house, for your …

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Local British Grooming Products from Somerset with MR. SE

Firstly, hello. It’s been a good couple of weeks since my last post and I must apologise. I’ve now finally finished moving into my new apartment which has been a fun, frustrating, exciting and teeth grindingly aggravating experience – but it’s all finished and I’m back with you. So. I came across MR. SE products on twitter by chance after doing a quick search on Twitter for grooming, which I don’t often do. The products – a shampoo, soap, matte hair clay and beard oil – have been created by Daniel James, owner of Something Else Hair Salon in Somerset. We got chatting over Twitter and email and the next day, a brown Jiffy bag turned up with three of the four products in the collection as I don’t have a beard so the oil was of no use. The products are gorgeous, I have to say. The shampoo is very gentle but relatively good at removing product buildup such as sprays, gels and clays. I say relatively good as it did take me two …

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An easy guide on how to get rid of spots on your bum

This is my New Year’s gift to you all which may result in a slight over-share, but nonetheless, if spots on your bum, ‘assne’, butt pimples or whatever you want to call them are your problem, I think I can help. It’s surprising how often I get asked “how do I get rid of spots on my bum?” but it’s not something people will readily discuss. Firstly ignore all these acne home remedy acne treatments that talk about rubbing lemons and toothpaste all over the place. It’s utter bollocks and this isn’t the 1800’s; we live in the 21st century and have come a bit further than that. Don’t be so naive! Also, do not use Sudocrem on anything else other than an itchy/sore bum-hole; that’s what it’s made for and although it might temporarily relieve acne symptoms in the very, very, very short-term, in the long term you’re heading for a world of trouble. Acne/spots of the bum have always been one of my concerns, until relatively recently to be honest. I’m hairy but not mega-hairy and …

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Cracking up this Christmas? Top Winter Hand & Foot Care with Clarins

It was during a meeting with the guys at Clarins that I was taken aback by this fabulous tip. Combining the fabulous and famous Clarins oils with their (or your own to be fair) hand and foot creams, you can turn them into superhero products guaranteed to stave off winter dryness. Blue Orchid Treatment Oil The Blue Orchid Treatment Oil was actually the first ever Clarins product, made for clients back in the day and requested again and again; it was this that launched the brand into the global success it has become today. It’s composed of Rosewood, Patchouli and Blue Orchid oils to balance and rehydrate deeply dehydrated skin without leaving it greasy and congested. Although designed for facial use, a few drops in the palm of your hand with your favourite hand cream or the Clarins Hand & Nail treatment cream turns it into this silky and deeply penetrating serum that restores and re-plumps tired, dry and winter-ravaged hands. Also the natural fragrance is just incredible! Escentual have the Clarins Blue Orchid Treatment Oil at a …

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Keep Your Cool This Christmas: Sure Compressed Deodorants

I’m a sweater. I’m certain I must have a problem regulating my body temperature or something, maybe I should get it checked out come to think of it… In the meantime, I love a powerful deodorant. Until now, I’ve sworn up and down by NIVEA Black & White deodorant. The biggest bugbear for me, being a wearer of black tops, is sweat/deodorant marks under the armpits and NIVEA were one of the first brands to launch this ‘technology’. I’ve since come to the conclusions, thanks sure Sure, that it’s not all that great (I used Sure before switching to NIVEA). The Sure Invisible deodorant is the best deodorant I’ve used to date. When it says “dry 48 hours”, it’s pretty spot on. I mean it doesn’t keep me 100% dry, but, it keeps me absolutely fragrant as anything. I can put the deodorant on one afternoon and without showering and sleeping through the night, can wake up smelling fresh and ready for anything. Oh an it’s the perfect deodorant if you gym/exercise. So to the compressed …

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Introducing Le Couvent des Minimes: The New Brand from L’Occitane

L’Occitane is not only it’s own brand but is in fact the L’Occitane Group; owning L’Occitane, obviously; L’Occitane Au Bresil, unfortunately; Erborian and the widely celebrated Melvita. So allow me to introduce the new brand launching last week exclusively in Boots stores – Le Couvent des Minimes. Humble beginnings In 2004, Olivier Baussan – the founder of L’Occitane, discovered the old ruins of the 1613 french convent and vowed to restore it. The convent originally provided accommodation for botanist monks of the order of the Minims and then to a hospice by the late 1800s to care for the sick and elderly. Several years later the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary settled in the convent. To help them with their mission and charity work, Le Couvent des Minimes donates 1% of their annual sales to the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary charity, still present in 80 countries. In 2008, Olivier reopened the convent as Le Couvent des Minimes Relais & Chateaux Hotel and Spa; then launching it’s own beauty brand available as of last week, exclusively in Boots stores in the UK. Le Couvent …

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Aveda celebrates 25 years of Shampure with new products

My favourite haircare brand, Aveda, is excitedly celebrating 25 years of its iconic shampoo and conditioner, Shampure; featuring an intoxicating aroma of 25 pure flower extracts that have been winning awards since 1989. Manufactured with 100% wind energy in 100% post-consumer recycled packaging with ethically sourced ingredients; Aveda Shampure is the hallmark of ethically produced products and has set industry standards. In celebration Aveda adding a hand and body cleanser as well as a body lotion featuring Brazilian Babassu Nut Oil. Both new additions feature the 25 pure flower extract scent and leave your skin feeling unbelievable. The body lotion is soft and nourishing without being overbearing and overly rich on the skin; it sinks in ultra-quickly and is great even on hairy arms and legs. The hand and body wash gives a great, gentle lather that doesn’t dry out the skin and hands. I’ve been using it as a daily body wash in the shower! Aveda have also launched a Shampure Composition, a body oil for body and hair that features a rich concentration of …