How we treat our skin during autumn and winter determines a lot of things not least how much work we need to do to get it spring/summer ready! A lot can happen during the cold winter months that are cause for concern, these can be skin dryness, rashes, dull and dried out hair and pale, oh so pale skin. But if you use the right products coming up to summer you can make sure you are summer ready.
The following products were gifted to me and I have been trying them out on my own skin and hair. I’m the perfect guinea pig because my hair and skin have suffered over the winter. Have a read and let me know what you think. Thoughts and words are my own.
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I’m pale white. And while pale is interesting to me, I often need a little help when spring/summer comes along especially when I kick off the boots and start wearing dresses and skirts. I often think to myself why didn’t I take more care of my skin over the winter? However, the lovely people at Lusso Tan send me some product to try and I am hooked. Not to mention they are based in Northern Ireland – where I live. It’s always a delight finding local products and supporting local business. The Flawless Tanning Mitt and Tan product is really easy to use and gives a lovely glow. I also love the fact the product is organic and paraben free! Do you fancy £5 off a purchase at Lusso Tan? Visit the Lusso Tan Shop here and enter HAPPYBLOGGING to receive £5 off all purchases over £15.00.
The Perfume Studio Make Your Own Fragrance
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You don’t have to follow the crowd this summer. Why not make your own bespoke perfume? My lovely hubby bought me a perfume making gift set for Christmas and I loved it. I’ve made my own special blends that no-one else has. So to get this one from The Perfume Studio is fantastic. You will get the highest quality perfume ingredients, designed to help you blend a fragrance as individual as you are. As well as stunning fragrances you will also receive a beautiful glass atomiser, pipettes, scent strips and easy to follow instructions! Honestly this really will make you stand out from the crowd! You can visit The Perfume Studio here to view the wonderful array of kits.
Natural World Range of Coconut Milk Shampoo & Conditioner
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Oh my goodness. The smell of coconut just takes me back to summer. This product is no exception. The smell lasts forever too. It has made such a different to my hair in the two weeks I have been using it. They refer to it as superfood for the hair and I agree with them. It has turned my hair from dull and dry to soft smoother and with a lovely shine! You can get your hands on it here.
Herbal Henna Hair Treatments
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There are times when my hair needs a little extra TLC. That’s where the Herbal Henna Hair Treatment comes in. Henna powder comes from a bush called Lawsonia inermis found in India, North Africa and the Middle East. It is blended with Himalayan herbs to nourish, condition hair naturally. After trying this it left my hair really silky smooth! At only £2.99 over on Beauty Base it’s a must have product.
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My skin has really suffered over this winter. No wonder since this winter has lasted 6 weeks longer than last! I was starting to worry that we would never see the sun! Which is why I was delighted to try the Salcura Skincare. Bioskin has been developed to fix dry and damaged skin. I have to say I’m thrilled at the results already and I’ve only been using it for a couple of weeks. If you’d like to give it a go head over here to get yours.
Joico Luster Lock
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Over the years I have coloured my hair but haven’t done so in a while and I see some grey hairs coming through! I tried the new Joico Luster Lock and am delighted to say that it seems to be preserving my natural colour. I use this on a weekly basis as a more luxourious treatment to my hair. It harnesses the power of Manketti and ARgan Oils to give your hair a lovely shine! You can buy yours here.
It Really Works Vitamins
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For the men in your life, It Really Works Vitamins are ideal for healthy, strong hair. They have been featured in Men’s Health and Men’s Fitness Magazines and Esquire Magazine. All ingredients in the supplements are 100% natural, Kosher, Halal and Vegan friendly. They even offer a 90 day back money guarantee. These are ideal products that will ensure thick healthy and strong hair.
Phil Smith Be Gorgeous Cocolicious Shampoo & Conditioner
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There seems to be a trend going on here! I adore coconut everything so I’m delighted to also recommend this amazing shampoo and conditioner Cocolicious. With hydrating coconut oil extract formula this really does leave your hair clean, super-soft and super-shiny. Best of all you can pick these up in your local supermarket too! An easy way to get a fantastic product.
Impact3 Shampoo & Condioner
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This shampoo and conditioner is sulphate and paraben free. The shampoo contains 3 natural oils, coconut, olive and sweet almond. These products are so gentle on my hair, it’s hard to believe I’m using them at all! My hair had an incredible shine and felt really lightweight and with more volume! You can explore the range here.
Swish to Go
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I don’t know about you but I sometimes feel the need to brush my teeth at work. It probably has to do with whatever large sandwich I’m eating! I used the Swish to Go range which is a unique waterless, powder system that turns to liquid on the tongue. You swish it round your mouth for 10 seconds, you can also swallow it and hey presto your teeth are cleaned and you have fresh breath. Have to say it’s a great product and so handy to keep in your bag too! You can try Swish to Go here.
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Skin Solutions with Palmers
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Itch Relief Moisturiser
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Hübner’s Silicea Hair, Skin, Nails & Bones Supplement
I have been using Silica for a while now. It is great for supporting the formation of collagen and elastin, strengthen skin, hair, nails and bones, and encourage the body to hold on to water and other vital nutrients. I have to say that I am over the moon with these supplements as I have noticed a marked difference in my hair, skin and nails. It will certainly be a supplement I will keep on buying. You can get yours from www.healthy2u.co.uk.
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