This is just a quick message to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. Whatever you’re getting up to, enjoy it! Surround yourself with amazing people, eat the most glorious food and be merry.
Christmas is a time for celebrating Jesus, Christianity, life and our own blessings big or small. There is a lot to be thankful for. If you’ve got a roof over your head, clothes on your back, food in your tummy and a handful of close friend and/or a family that support + love you, you’re luckier than you think! The rest is just a luxury…
Holland & Barrett is my home away from home. I wouldn’t be surprised if I looked at my finances and realised that 95% of my monies per month went to Holland & Barrett. It’s like a retail charity that I sponsor. I’m paying for good health. I’m paying for organic produce. I’m paying for quality. So, yeah… I suppose it is a charity in a weird non-charity sort of way. 😆😂 (I’m not drunk, honest!)
Holland & Barrett stock Alive fruit vitamin chews. There are some for children, men and women. Each vitamin is packed with vitamins and nutrients that help with the healthy growth of its target market. For instance, in this instance, Women’s ones (which I purchased believe it or not) include Vitamins C, B6, B12 & Biotin for normal energy release and Vitamin D for normal bones as well as their unique dried blend of 26 fruits and vegetables.
All of the above ingredients aid to boost us ladies’ energy levels. I must admit that in Winter, my energy levels and the immune system drops considerably. However, since taking two of these a day, I’m a lot more energetic and feel a lot better in myself. My hair has grown too (albeit split ends, we can’t win ’em all…)
So – get yours tomorrow or after the Christmas and New Year celebrations, you won’t be disappointed. 💪
P.S. these soft chews do not contain gluten, soya, dairy, yeast, artificial flavours, colours or preservatives and are suitable for vegetarians.
I haven’t even written a full length post about this cream yet, but I decided to mention it in my best buys because it’s incredible. Although Lush market it at the dry-normal skin type, I’ve got combination to oily and have never faced any issues (good pun, huh?). I initially bought it to get rid of my dry patches on my nose and chin (together with a sample of Ultrabland) and I couldn’t get enough so I apply it all over every morning and night.
I’ve already blogged about this before (featured in other posts)… But, I always need to mention it because it’s extremely special to me beauty wise. I’ll make it my mission in 2017 to write a dedicated post specifically for it. Earlier this year, Lush had to halt production proceedings – which lasted about 2 months (but felt like two years for me)… I now buy it in bulk and use it as a primer but I have also been known to wear it alone or as a moisturiser.
One of my friends uses this on her face and body (which it is designed for) although plenty of bloggers have said that it’s too intense and rough to be used on both… Let me tell you, I followed in my friend’s footsteps and have not looked back. I take care when I apply it, but have found that my skin looks considerably more even, and there are no dry patches or dead skin. My makeup and moisturiser go on a lot smoother and my face looks a lot better in pictures. What’s more, I haven’t got a breakout once since using it… I love how soft it makes my skin feel (face AND body). I love it.
Bobbi Brown’s Intensive Skin Serum is the new Holy Grail of my makeup kit. This stuff is £40 well spent, I’ll tell you that… SPF 40? Check. Flawless application? Check. Perfect shade? Check. Smooth/second skin feel? Check.
I love this foundation so much. Everyone complains about the squeezy dropper… That’s not the issue for me. The issue is I don’t feel as though there’s anywhere near enough product in the bottle for the price. That being said, it’s amazing and I won’t change from using/wearing it. I’ve finally found a foundation to stick to… I use it every day and have never found any problems, in fact – I’d go as far as to say that it’s helped my skin.
Oh my word. Oh my word. Oh my, oh my, oh my word. This bronzer is without a doubt the best bronzer I have ever used. I’m very late to the party, I get that… Again, very little amount in packaging but well worth the £9.97 that I paid for it. I absolutely love how it matches my skin tone and makes me look like I’ve got expertly crafted contour. It’s amazing. It’s beautiful. It’s everything. I have found my bronzing calling… My only regret is not buying more than one from Boots when I saw them at the tills.
This is another one of those make-up must haves for olive skinned make-up lovers like myself. I absolutely love it. I was extremely skeptical about buying it and having it not match my skin tone, but I was very pleasantly surprised. I blogged about it, and you can read my thoughts in detail here.
I don’t actually know the name of the exact one I’m referring to as there are so many with the same name and are all beautifully scented, but it’s the one in the black box with daisies around it. The Eau de Toilette one. I found it with a little help from Google. The scent is a mixture of patchouli, blood grapefruit, violet, strawberry, gardenia, jasmine, white woods, musk, and vanilla. It’s absolutely beautiful. I get complimented for wearing it everywhere I go.