Saturday, 29 November 2014

Christmas Gift Idea from Clarins at BOOTS - Beauty Boosters Gift Set

Boots Exclusive- Clarins Beauty Boosters Christmas Gift Set 

This month sees the launch of the Face & Body Care Must Have Collection gift set from Clarins. 
The festive gift set contains a selection of the brand’s hero ‘beauty boosters’ including Beauty Flash Balm, Relax Bath & Shower Concentrate, Hand and Nail Treatment Cream, Be Long Mascara, and Instant Light Lip Perfector 05 Candy Shimmer. 
The Face & Body Care Must Have Collection is exclusive to Boots and will be the Offer of the Week from November 21-28 on Boots online and in stores priced at £30 with a customer saving of £35.50.

Friday, 28 November 2014

Hair Rehab London launches new products

New Products from Lauren Pope's Hair Rehab. 

Syn Snap Ponytail 
Syn One Piece 

I am a big fan of Lauren Pope's Clip In Easy to us hair extensions. Hair Rehab London adds to their collection with the launch of two new products.
 The Syn Snap Ponytail (from £24.99) offers a bouncy, wavy style that simply attaches by grip to your own hair, fixed firmly with the new snap band that holds the ponytail securely in place and is covered with hair to create a natural wraparound look. 
For instant volume and length, the new Syn One-Piece (from £29.99) offers a single layer of full, thick hair which is applied via a flat lace clip system positioned under your crown.


Thursday, 27 November 2014

Dr Organic signs Louise Redknapp and expands Snail Gel range

Skincare brand Dr Organic has names Louise Redknapp as the face of its Snail Gel range. 

A genuine advocate of the natural skincare brand, Louise will be supporting the launch of the Dr Organic Snail Gel range, available exclusively to Holland & Barrett. 
The new range comprises of six products all with unique anti-ageing benefits, to help leave skin feeling hydrated, smoother and firmer with a proven youthful glow. Louise comments: “I’m a huge fan of natural and organic products which is one of the reasons why I love the new Dr Organic Snail Gel range. I am very careful what I put on my skin and it’s important to know that the range is paraben and SLS free. I find it suits my skin type perfectly and leaves my skin feeling very smooth and hydrated!  In particular I’ve been using the Facial Serum everyday and I’ve definitely noticed a difference in the appearance of my skin since using the full range.”
 Dr Organic has introduced five new products to expand the Snail Gel range including a Snail Gel Cream, Eye Serum, Facial Serum, Hand & Nail Elixir and Moisture Mask. 
Exclusively harnessing Helix Aspersa Muller, the unique ingredient the snail uses to quickly regenerate its own shell and skin when damaged, the products are also blended with a number of bio-active, natural and organic extracts. Dr Organic Snail Gel Range is priced from £1.99-19.99 and available in Holland & Barrett stores and online.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Amazon to open new photography studio in London

Amazon to open new photography studio in London

Amazon has announced it will open a 46,000 sq ft fashion photography studio in Shoreditch, London in 2015. 
The studio will be one of the largest of its kind in Europe and will provide both on-model and off-model imaging for Amazon’s rapidly growing European fashion business. 
The site which is owned by Transport for London (TfL) will be leased by Amazon and is set to be its largest photography studio in Europe. The new Amazon Fashion photography studio will be situated on Geffrye Street, Hoxton, in a former glass factory. 
Development of the site will commence immediately with the studio to open by summer 2015. Amazon expects to create 35 new permanent roles at the studio with up to 50 freelancers also being brought in as a result of seasonal demand. “We continue to invest heavily in London and are delighted to make it the new home for Amazon’s fashion photography across Europe” said Christopher North, Managing Director of Ltd. 
“By summer 2015, around 2,000 corporate employees will be based in London across three offices and this brand new studio. We expect to create thousands of new jobs in the capital over the coming years.”

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

JO LOVES launches Limited Edition Luxury Winter Candles

New Luxury Home Candles from Jo Loves 

Luxury fragrance brand JO LOVES has announced the launch of two Limited Edition Luxury Candles for the festive season. 
Available in Salted Caramel and Log Fires, each candle has been hand poured into ice white opaque glass and finished with precious platinum to enhance this luxurious gift. 
Salted Caramel contains a gourmet blend of warm, liquid caramel combined with crushed rock salt with fragrance notes of ceylan cinnamon, tonka bean, leather and clove bud. 
Log Fires contains smooth, smoky woods laced with lapsang souchong tea and fragrance notes of camphor wood, pine, clove, cedar, gaiac wood and black leather. 

The Limited Edition Luxury Candles are available exclusively in-store priced at £325 (2.2kg).

Monday, 24 November 2014

Sue Moxley Light Up Lip Gloss BABE shade Review

Sue Moxley Light Up Lip Gloss BABE shade review

Here is a review of the latest light up lip gloss from Sue Moxley. This luxurious creamy lip gloss is fine to use as both a colour and gloss on its own without any lipstick. It has a torch that lights up with one click and a mirror on the product for easy application, even in dim lighting. 

Touch click button at the end clicks on and off light.

Large mirror on lip gloss is handy for any make up application not just this lip gloss. 

Lovely beige shade lip gloss suits everyone. 

I chose the shade BABE as it goes really well with most complexions and suits any outfit you are wearing as it is a beige nude. It is the sort of colour your could imagine Kim Kardashian wearing. 

The gloss is really easy to apply and lasts for about 2 hours. You can check your make-up anytime on an evening out with the easy click light,it turns off again with another click.

I use for this lip gloss for all make-up applications in the car or now when it is getting darker in my handbag for quick touch ups. 

It's only £12.00 which is so reasonable considering you have a high end lip gloss with a light up element. 

Here is my make-up video so you can see what the application is like: 


Other colours include: 

  • Babe = Nude Colour
  • Bright Pink = Feisty
  • Soft Pink = Bombshell
  • Red = Hot


Friday, 7 November 2014

Green Thai Curry made in 20 mins for £6!

Green Thai Curry with a £6 budget, cooking with a Green Earth Pan

When time is short and you need a quick easy cook healthy meal with a £6 budget this is a great recipe. Feeds four people or great for two people with leftovers for lunch.

  • Asia Specialities Thai Green Curry Sauce (350g) £0.89
  • Chicken Thighs x 6 £1.99
  • Bilash Easy Cook Long Grain Rice (1Kg) £0.89
  • 1 x chicken stock cube for the rice. 
  • Use any oil or Spray Light for cooking you only need a minimum amount. 
  • Vegetables mixed: (you probably already have these in your kitchen or it shouldn't cost you more than £2 if you don't) 
  • Green Pepper (red or yellow fine too- whatever you have in the fridge) 
  • 1 x Courgette
  • 2 small Carrots
  • 2 Garlic Bulbs
  • 1 x Red Onion (If you have a white onion in your cupboard this is also fine)

Cooking Utensils-
  • Medium saucepan and lid for the rice
  • Griddle or grill pan for the vegetables
  • Green Earth Pan for the chicken (I like the 20cm one so you free up the cooker space) *
  • Cutting Knife
  • Kitchen cutting board
Cooking Instructions- 

1. Cook your rice while you are making the curry. 
Boil some water half way up in a medium saucepan with a chicken stock cube until boiling. Then clean your rice in a colander under a tap to remove the starch. Place in the boiling water so it is 1/2 rice and 1/2 water. Then reduce the heat on the lowest setting (flame), put the lid on. Leave to cook for 15 mins and then turn off the heat and fluff with a fork. Leave the lid on for five mins more and serve with your curry.

2. Prepare and cook your vegetables.
Spray a griddle pan with three sprays of Fry Light. With a garlic crusher put your two bulbs in the pan, cut your carrots, courgette, onion and pepper into bite size chunks and also add to the pan. Cook this on a medium heat stirring continuously. 

3. Put your chicken on to cook.

Use a tiny amount of oil and rub away the excess in the Green Earth Pan. I only use 2 sprays of Fry Light. Then take the skin off your chicken thighs and place them bone side down in the pan. Use a lower heat as the Green Earth Pan is a better conductor of heat than normal pans. Keep them cooking while you stir the vegetables. In fact this recipe is so relaxed have a sip of wine! Turn the chicken after 10 minutes.

4. Add your sauce. 
After 15 mins turn off your rice and add the Green Thai Sauce to your vegetables, wait till it is slightly bubbling and then add your chicken and turn to low. Put a tiny bit of water in the empty jar, put the lid on and vigorously shake the jar to get the rest of the sauce out.
Stir and make sure the chicken and vegetables are all coating in the sauce. Add salt and cracked black pepper for seasoning.

5. Pour another wine. 
Then serve up your fluffy rice and add your curry. Garnish with some spinach leaves if you want or whatever you have handy- coriander is lovely too. Go and relax with your bowl of food which is healthy and really low fat.

*What is a Green Earth Pan?
I cooked with a Green Earth Pan by Ozeri which is great for cooking meat in as you can do it in less time because it cooks quicker than normal pans. It also has a natural ceramic as a coating. It is non stick while being free of PTFE, PFOA and other harmful chemicals.
PTFE (PolyTetraFluoroEthylene is known to release toxic chemicals at high temperatures. PFOA stands for (PerFluoroOctonoic Acid which is a pollutant to the environment). With the Green Pan's ceramic coating, even under high temperatures, no harmful toxic fumes will ever be released into the environment. It's great to cook chicken which needs to be well cooked through in a quick time when you want to eat fast. You can get it here Green Pan £19.99.

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