Ageing is a blessing, even thought it has been portrayed like a curse in the modern media. We are petrified of signs of ageing and the eternal youth is the goal most are seeking. Historically women have been more concerned about their looks, but nowadays men are also facing pressures of looking good and youthful. Let’s face it, we all are under pressure to ageing beautifully.
Facial oils are amazing for skincare and as you probably know by now I love them. They are one of the best ways to inject moisture into the skin and are fab for preventing the fine ageing lines. I use them day and night on their own, mixed with serums or under moisturiser. They keep my skin look healthy and glowing even on the days when I am tired. Oils are natural, similar to our own oils in the skin and safe to use. They can balance the oil production in the skin and contrary to the usual belief are best for treating oily and combination skin, especially if you are suffering from spots. It often takes me a few weeks to write the product review as I always like to test the product at least a few weeks to give my honest opinion. This month I am testing Pure Bliss beauty oil by Skinirvana.
I’m all about using oils for skin care, firstly because they are amazing for any skin problems, especially for anti-ageing and for hydration. Secondly because they are all natural, pure plant materials and easily available. You can use the oils on their own or you can blend them to match your needs. Use lighter oils for oily skin and heavier oils for dry or dehydrated skin. You can also use them to make your own body oils and other products as well as treatment balms and body butters. I use oils every day and night alongside of moisturisers and serums. For me they have really worked well for preventing signs of ageing and I love that you can create different oils for different things and they make great little gifts as well.
FitzJohn Skincare products combine the natural ingredients with luxurious packaging creating a beautiful high end product. When I was offered to test the Radiance of Venus treatment serum, I was excited to explore the different ways to use it. This is a 50ml pot, is made form luxurious ingredients and has a gentle rosy scent. You don’t need to use large quantities, so this pot will last you for quite a long time. It has some of my favourite ingredients such as rose water which is one of the things I’m obsessed with. It also has shea butter, honey extract and the gentle exfoliating beads are jojoba grains. The Radiance of Venus is a natural skincare product in line of the latest skincare trends.
We all love chocolate in some form, some like it mixed with nuts or fruits, some like light and sweeter, some dark and bitter. There is something for everyone. Chocolate makes a lovely desert, treat or even a skincare product. I love chocolate flavour with coffee, strawberries and mint. I also love the scent of chocolate in general. As we are celebrating World Chocolate Day this week, I thought it would be appropriate to write about it.
I wanted to share a few of my favourite recipe books with you to inspire you to try new things. Cooking doesn’t have to be time consuming, most of the time simple recipes are tasty and definitely more healthy than ready made meals. I hope you will enjoy them!