My New Best Friend is Elizabeth’s Daughter
“Elizabeth's Daughter is not simply a new skin care brand; it is a new way of caring for youthful skin. With products as naturally gentle as these, even more mature sensitive skin types would enjoy the benefits”
Now, I’m not sure exactly which of these categories I fit into, whether at the age of 31 I still fit the youthful tick box or whether I need to accept I am now of mature aged skin, but when I was introduced to the brand, their calm and gentle, beautifully packaged products, I thought I would give it a go.
Most of my adult life, I have suffered with sensitive skin, a moisturiser too harsh, and I’d end up looking as if I’d suffered sunburn. A make-up primer to oily and I’d have a very unattractive breakout! I found a brand that kept all my allergies, sensitivities at bay at the grand old age of 21, and I’ve never really stuck to any other brands since, but since their catapult from a small organic company, to a multi-national chain of stores, I felt their products had changed somewhat along the way. As a busy working mum, who gets home at night after a long day, I must confess that its all too easy just to pull out a baby wipe and take just enough grime off to be satisfied until I hit the shower in the morning, rather than spend a good 20 minutes on a routine that consists of at least 5 must have products that have burnt a hole in my purse!
I was delighted to try out the Elizabeth’s Daughter range, starting with the Facial gel cleanser, at £12 for 100ml “A refreshing wash-off facial cleanser to help leave skin smooth and bright. Aloe Vera Leaf Juice releases its natural moisturising properties in a base of mild, vegetable-derived actives” As soon as I had used the product along with the Eye Make-Up remover, (£12.50 for 100ml) from the very first time, and in what must have been quite a long time, I realised my skin actually felt clean! I completed my new 3 minute routine and applied the daily moisturiser (£17.50 for 100ml) which absorbed nicely, was light enough for me not to feel I greasy and left my sensitive skin all silky soft.
It may have taken an extra 2 minutes effort to complete my new daily skincare routine, as opposed to scrubbing my delicate face with a baby wipe, but it was worth it, and so great to wake up, minus the panda eyes from the mascara that hadn’t quite come off with a wipe the night before.
I can highly recommend the brand, their products are amazing – my favourite has to be the purifying mask (£19.50 for 100ml) but I wouldn’t recommend you try it unless you want silky soft, beautiful, glowing skin!!!!
So that’s me, a baby wipe free, fresh faced, youthful skinned, glowing girl! Thank you Elizabeth’s Daughter!
Getting into the groove is a top-to-toe matter, so don’t neglect your fingertips, douse them with a dose of COLLECTION Bedazzled Nail Effects £2.99 and show them you know how to party with the BIG FAKE ULTIMATE COLLECTION MASCARA £5.99 http://www.collectioncosmetics.co.uk/ Twitter https://twitter.com/collectionlove Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CollectionCosmetics
Amy Childs Lash Collection - Bold, elegant and deadly. Boost your lashes into the glamour stratosphere with a luscious lift £8 http://www.amychildsofficial.co.uk/store/index.php?route=product/product&path=62&product_id=106
As the party season edges closer, be sure you’re ready to glow from the outside-in with Final Finish Body Serum. The result of this highly anticipated collaboration between Aromatherapy Associates and Roland Mouret is an intimate, sensuous, hydrating serum, which absorbs easilyand is infused with natural light-reflecting particles, leaving the skin with a subtle glow. In short, the perfect accessory to any party dress.Aromatherapy Associates Roland Mouret Final Finish Body Serum, 50ml, £45.00 available from www.aromatherapyassociates.com & Space NK stores nationwide.
Big it Up with with these Phil Smith Hair volumising products, get the definition, gloss and maximum ooomph you need for the perfect party hairstyle. Available from Sainsburys from £1.99 http://www.philsmithhair.com/products.html
Glam Republic’s NEW limited edition eyeliner appliqués (£4.99), are available in gold or silver glitter in a size to suit all eye shapes, guaranteed to get you in the party mood! You can be sure your eyeliner will stay put with no smudging or slipping while you dance the night away! To create the perfect feline flick, simply trim the length to fit your eye, apply a small amount of the supplied glue to the back of the eyeliner appliqués, press into place and you’re ready to go. It’s time to show the world who you are! RRP: £4.99 Exclusively available at Boots www.boots.com
Osis Refresh n' Shine is an innovative dry conditioner to soften and refresh all hair types. Achieve instant smoothness and refreshment with this high-performance dry conditioner. Refresh n' Shine has a light texturizing effect to renew and refresh day old styles and adds a natural shine to hair without overburdening. Ideal for evening touch-ups before a night out, this dry conditioner leaves hair looking healthy, shiny and radiant with added texture. RRP £8.25
Ultrox Cream | Anti-Aging Moisturizer - ULTROX in a light weight cream that relaxes facial muscles, nourishes skin cells and moisturizes, making skin look younger and healthier. Daily application of ULTROX can dramatically reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as improve collagen, elastin, and skin firmness. http://www.puramedprofessional.com/Ultrox_Cream_s/98.htm Twitter: https://twitter.com/PuramedPros Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PuramedProfessional
DYNALIFT - INSTANT BEAUTY ENHANCER - Some days your skin may not feel as good as it can, be it first thing in the morning when it can be puffy or special nights out, when you want a quick beauty radiance boost. Dynalift™ is a true miracle cure for last minute emergencies. You will notice the Dynalift difference in just five minutes; your face will look tighter and your wrinkles lighter. 15ml @ £52 www.swisscode.co.uk Twitter: https://twitter.com/SwisscodeUK Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Swisscode/161666623938877
Treat tired Tresses to a Christmas Miracle with the Voya Hair Gift Set Late nights and fatty foods often leave hair feeling frazzled and fatigued during the festive season. Treat tired tresses to a Christmas miracle with the VOYA Hair Gift Set containing the luxurious and nutritious Silky by Nature shampoo and Forget Me Knot conditioner. These organic hair care heroes, created using VOYA’s signature hand harvested seaweed and vitamins B5 and E, make the perfect present for partied out hair. VOYA Hair Gift Set Price: £35.00 www.voya.ie Twitter: https://twitter.com/VOYAbeauty Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/VOYA-Organic-Beauty-from-the-Sea/89673660820
MACADEMIA DEEP REPAIR MASK - A revitalizing re-constructor for dry, damaged hair. The combination of Macadamia and Argan oil interact with tea tree oil, chamomile oil, aloe and algae extracts rejuvenate and rebuild the hair, leaving it deeply nourished for improved elasticity and shine with long-lasting conditioning benefits. From £12.50 http://www.macadamiahair.co.uk Twitter: https://twitter.com/macadamiaOil Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MacadamiaNaturalOil
L'ANZA HEALING OIL Keratin Healing Oil contains an ultra-healing blend of Keratin Protein and restorative Phyto IV Complex to heal severely stressed and excessively damaged hair. This powerful treatment leaves hair incredibly healthy with a radiant shine. It absorbs quickly and completely while providing triple UV and maximum thermal protection. Web: www.lanza-hair.co.uk Twitter: https://twitter.com/lanzahaircareUK Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/LANZA-Healing-Haircare-UK/
Oriflame Swedish Spa Exfoliating Mud - An intensive treatment to remove impurities and help to stimulate circulation, leaving skin feeling fantastically soft. Enriched with White Clay and Silver Birch Extract, this Exfoliating Mud deeply cleans skin in preparation for the sauna or shower. 150 ml. $4.95 http://gb.oriflame.com/products/product-detail.jhtml?prodCode=24542
VOYA softly does it Body Cream - When it comes to taking care of your skin, our silky blend of wild seaweed extracts and organic essential oils provides a completely natural, deep moisturising experience that can help prevent signs of ageing and cellulite as well as improve skin tone and elasticity. Blended with basil and lime, patchouli, clove, mandarin and lemon organic essential oils, Softly Does It is best when massaged into your skin after showering or bathing, and offers a real organic indulgence that will keep your skin moisturised and feeling luxuriously smooth. http://www.voya.ie/item.aspx?id=8 Twitter: https://twitter.com/VOYAbeauty Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/VOYA-Organic-Beauty-from-the-Sea/89673660820
RVB Power Lifting Sculpting Slimming range - Platinum is the intensive lifting-effect body treatment created to shape the legs, firm the gluteus, tone the breasts, and sculpt the figure in record time, thanks to its targeted action on blemishes paired with powerful lifting and anti-ageing effects. Platinum considers the body in its entirety, and optimises the bioavailability of the active ingredients using chronocosmetology, a technique used to work in micro-areas with gradual and targeted release of working ingredients encapsulated in nanospheres and liposomes. This ongoing treatment provides immediate results! Mail order by calling 01767 682288 or this is the link to the salon finder http://www.rvb.eu/distributors/uk/salonfinder.php Twitter: https://twitter.com/RVBcosmetics Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/rvbcosmetics
1. Sweet Cotton, £29.99 - High-Fidelity Stereo Headphones with SpeakEZ Remote for Smartphones. Well suited to your sense of style, these Sweet Cotton (iHP614) headphones deliver full, rich music while providing playback control and letting you answer incoming calls from your smartphone with the simple press of a button. Available in bright and attractive colors, Sweet Cotton headphones appeal to your fashion sense while bringing you the control and phone functions you demand. https://twitter.com/UK_iLuv & http://www.facebook.com/iLuvUK
2. Macadamia’s travel collection features five delightful travel-sized products along with Macadamia’s unique oil-infused comb, all presented in a stylish travel case. Miraculous Healing Oil Treatment’s pure and luxurious blend of Macadamia and Argan Oil penetrates instantly into hair leaving it beautifully soft, intensely nourished, lightweight and ultra smooth with incredible shine! Rejuvenating shampoo and Moisturising Rinse provide the perfect daily cleansing and conditioning regime, whilst Leave-In Conditioning Cream softens and protects! Add Deep Repair Masque into your regime once a week for a totally new hair experience! This collection is beautifully packaged in Macadamia’s distinctive boutique-style and bears Macadamia’s irresistible fragrance. http://www.facebook.com/MacadamiaNaturalOil - http://twitter.com/macadamiaoil Travel Kit RRP is £29.95 and stockist info is through www.macadamiahair.co.uk
3. Sleep-In Rollers, are just perfect for anyone on a short to long-haul flight. Not only are they perfect so space saving as they are squidgy they also great for frizzy hair as they require no heat so your hair doesn’t get frazzled! Thanks to Sleep-In Rollers, the new and revolutionary velcro rollers that you can actually sleep in - no longer do you need to have sleepless nights or a professional hairdresser to get the big beautiful hair of Cheryl Cole or Holly Willoughby. Designed to flatten like a sponge when you lie down, you can guarantee to sleep like a princess and wake up looking like one with perfect, volumized hair! Sleep-In Rollers are only £17.95 for 20 rollers which come inside a complimentary pink drawstring bag to carry your rollers around in style – available from www.velcrosleeprollers.com - twitter@sleeprollers
4. White Glo, Australia’s No.1 whitening toothpaste has created a small but perfectly formed travel kit. The White Glo Traveller’s Pack is cabin compatible and features a travel size Professional Choice toothpaste, a unique White Glo anti-stain toothbrush and a pack of the dental flosser toothpicks. Presented in a smart, slim-line clear travel pack, this is an ideal choice for business travellers, backpackers or for a city break escape. The inclusion of the White Glo toothbrush is perfect for travel as the ‘High & Dry’ suction cap feature is a patented design that allows the toothbrush to be stuck onto mirrors or tiles after brushing so keeping it away from contamination. Each pack also comes with a complimentary handy pocket size packet of dental floss toothpicks. www.whiteglo.com £2.99
5. EarPlanes® consists of a silicone earplug which acts as an airtight seal between the product and the ear canal and a ceramic pressure regulator which acts as a controlled filter when inserted into the ear. A typical aircraft descent from 8,000 feet to sea level takes 16 minutes. The pressure regulator in EarPlanes® changes the way in which the passenger’s middle ear ‘experiences’ the descent by lessening the air pressure difference on the exterior and interior of the middle ear. EarPlanes® also help to filter out high frequency noise generated by aircraft engines whilst at the same timing allowing you to hear flight announcements. EarPlanes® are safe, comfortable and disposable and are available in Boots, Supermarkets and Pharmacies everywhere twitter: @BioEarsUK @EarPlanesUK
6. Pillow Pets are the new original cuddly toys made of soft chenille but with a clever twist. When the hidden strap is released underneath, the character transforms into a soft pillow, making the Pillow Pet a perfect travelling companion and all round snuggly friend. The range includes a monkey, penguin, panda, puppy, unicorn, pig, ladybird, bee, lamb, cow, and last but not least butterfly. It’s a pet that is not just for Christmas! RRP £14.99 and available from www.pillowpets.co.uk
7. Simple Kind To Skin Moisture Boost Hydro Mist will rehydrate parched skin whether you need it during your flight or after a day on the beach. It leaves skin looking naturally dewy and can even be used over make-up. Available at Boots £5.99
8. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant 50m - An absolute must have for everyone! This skincare classic restores, calms and helps relieve chapped, cracked and dry skin. It works efficiently to sooth roughness, redness and minor skin irritations. Boots £25.00
Is your hair dry, weak, damaged? EVERYWHERE WOMEN ARE RAVING ABOUT THIS AMAZING NEW SHAMPOO! - yep you've seen those bloody annoying adverts too! We all rush out to pick up a bottle of the latest new miracle shampoo and conditioner that promises us a transformation worthy of a Cheryl Cole look-a-like after just one use. NONSENSE!
Since I returned to the city as my base 9 to 5, Monday to Friday, I have never seen so many bad hair days. I kid you not. That little 8 minute walk from London Bridge Station to Leadenhall Street, my barnet is battered by the windiest gust as I walk over the river, and this is on a good day, if its raining, well I go from glamorously groomed to just walked through a hedge backwards in seconds.
I've had my hair cut, I've kept rollers in all night, I've hairsprayed my locks to death just trying to maintain a meet in the middle situation.
I try out new shampoo's and conditioners on a daily basis, from the mother of all expensive products to Waitrose cheapest brand. I have favourites and some are pretty darn good but recently
I stumbled across a new John Frieda set that has actually tamed, injected life into, and overall actually repaired my overly processed, bleach blonde mane. And this is why I thought I would share with you my find!
The transformation didnt happen overnight, but a week down the line, I can honestly say - its worth the purchase! Try it for yourself! - Full repair John Frieda!"