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Top 5 benefits of using bath oil
Thursday, May 22nd, 2014


It might be British summer time, but that’s no reason to say no to a nice relaxing and rejuvenating bath! There are so many benefits to soaking in a nice warm tub with gorgeous essential oils – there is no better way to get clean! Here are our top 5 benefits of having a bath…

Stress free

1. If you’re feeling a little bit stressed or nervous there is nothing better to calm your nerve than a nice warm bath, with a drop or two of natural Mandarin and Orange essential oils. We love soaking away all our worries in Kneipp® Stress Free Herbal Bath – it leaves you feeling totally at peace with the world!


2. If you’ve been hitting the gym hard and have been suffering from aches and pains, reach for Kneipp’s Herbal Back Comfort Devil’s Claw. Containing a powerful anti-inflammatory, Devils Claw, it’s the perfect partner for a post-workout bath.

3. Don’t say no to a nice relaxing summer bath – use a drop or two of Eucalyptus oil. It is a great aid during allergy season and leaves you feel refreshed and cool during the summer.

Enjoy Life Aroma Bath

4. Feeling blue? Natural essential oils of May Chang and sun-ripe lemons lift spirits and will leave you with an overwhelming feeling of positivity and contentment. We love Kneipp® Enjoy Life Aroma Bath.

5. For super soft skin, try Kneipp Almond Blossom Soft Skin Bath. This highly concentrated bath formula contains 94% pure almond oil, leaving skin delicately scented and silky soft.


The Kneipp Herbal Back Comfort Devil’s Claw is available now in our Heart Beauty Essentials Box! Now how about that relaxing bath?


The one product you can’t live without this summer…
Tuesday, May 6th, 2014


If there’s one product you take on holiday with you this year, make it Murad’s new Essential-C Sun Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 35 PA+++. I was lucky enough to not only attend the press launch, but to attend it just days before my holiday to Dubai, and boy did this product come in handy!

The balm provides powerful SPF protection in a portable package, allowing for quick and easy application. It effectively hydrates the skin while broad spectrum sunscreen (with a PA+++ rating) delivers maximum protection against UVA (those nasty ageing rays) and UVB rays (the ones that burn your skin). In addition, this formula features MuraSol™ Antioxidant Defense, which provides an advanced level of protection to the skin, giving 360° protection against sun and free radical damage.


The unique formula uses one of my favourite vegetables, Broccoli Extract, to stimulate skin’s natural defence against UV damage; Tangerine Butter to lock in moisture and leave skin silky smooth; and Antioxidant Vitamins A, C and E to defend and protect skin’s health.

This is the perfect little product to pop in your handbag and take with you wherever you go. Even in the UK this little miracle has come in handy; you can use it on your nose, cheeks, top of the ears, and I actually found it quite handy to use on my lips too. This is often a much forgotten place, and if you’ve ever burnt your lips you’ll know, a very painful place to get sunburn.

I thoroughly tested this product while in 36 degree heat, and I didn’t even come back with a slightly pink nose! You might not understand the significance of this comment, but I am Irish with very pale skin and a tendency to come back from holiday more lobster than golden goddess unfortunately.

Murad is one of my hero brands, and not just because I used to work there. Dr Murad and the whole Murad family have taught me so much about skincare, and sun care is an essential part of my daily regime. Without fail, I always apply sun cream to my face and neck even when it’s dull and cloudy outside – those ageing UVA rays can get you whatever the weather!

Murad Essential-C Sun Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 35 PA+++ is available from leading salons and spas nationwide, plus selected John Lewis and House of Fraser stores. Find your nearest stockist or buy online at


Can’t live without lip balm
Friday, March 14th, 2014

We all know that deep down in the bottom of every girls’ handbag lies a lip balm, and there’s good reason for that, we simply cannot live without it.

Burt’s Bees, sworn by many to be the King (or Queen if you prefer) of all the world’s lip balms, is no exception. In fact, as Glamour’s Beauty Director Alessandra Steinherr told us, this iconic balm is indeed the most-used product on the Beauty desk. If that isn’t convincing enough to encourage you to try it, then I don’t know what is.

I could real off an endless list of the reasons this little beauty must-have never leaves my sight; its everlasting power, hydrating properties, it super protection abilities and not to mention its 100% natural origins…But instead, I’m simply going to say – try it for yourself, and you can trust us when we say, you will never look back.

Even better, why not try Burt’s Bees alongside 6 of our other Spring Beauty must-haves in our fantastic Glamour Beauty Edit Box, available to buy here for just £14.95. And because we are so convinced you will love it, we have even decided to give you free delivery! Go on, I dare you to say no to that…chapped lips

Inside the Glamour Beauty Edit…
Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Alessandra Steinherr, Beauty Director at Glamour Magazine, talks us through the fantastic products inside the Glamour Beauty Edit box….

Find your ultimate get-pretty, feel-happy collection of beauty must-haves here:


The New-Season Glamour Beauty Edit has arrived
Thursday, February 6th, 2014


Back by popular demand, we’ve teamed up with GLAMOUR Magazine for a third time to create the perfect beauty box filled to the brim with must-haves for spring.

Glamour Beauty Director, Alessandra Steinherr, has hand-picked this exclusive collection of beauty heroes, from the hottest new mascara on the market to the must-have hair transformer.  International Make-up Artist Daniel Sandler has even created an eyeliner exclusively for the Glamour Beauty Edit, so you won’t be able to get it anywhere else!

“It’s the perfect chance to try seven wonder products (worth £45) for a very pretty price.”
Alessandra Steinherr, Beauty Director, GLAMOUR Magazine

The most important question is, what’s inside the box?

DANIEL SANDLER LONG LASTING WATERPROOF EYELINER IN AQUA VELVET – Created especially for the Glamour Beauty Edit by the make-up genius himself, this pretty turquoise is a fun way to add a bit of colour to your normal make-up.

iNVISIBOBBLE – These kink-free, super-stretchy hair ties are your new best friends – trust us.

PERCY & REED ABUNDANTLY BOUNCY VOLUMISING MOUSSE – Delivers soft, non-crunchy natural volume, with really great hold too.

BURT’S BEES LIP BALM – A good lip balm is worth its weight in gold and this one is simply brilliant at keeping lips beautifully soft.

L’OREAL PARIS MEGA VOLUME MISS MANGA MASCARA – Why, hello super-lashes! This is the new mascara on the beauty block that everyone is talking about.

RITUALS ZENSATION ORGANIC RICE MILK & CHERRY BLOSSOM FOAMING SHOWER GEL SENSATION – An easy to apply and spill-free, on-the-go shower gel that will leave you not only clean, but smelling amazing.

CHEEKY CHAT ME UP NAIL PAINT IN TONGUE ‘N’ CHEEK – Introducing the new cool nail brand on the block that will definitely brighten up your fingers and toes.

The Glamour Beauty Edit is available for just £14.95 plus p&p, get yours here!


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