Sunday, 6 May 2012


Radox has a be selfish philosophy section up on their website and I totally empathise with them. They realise that most of the time we look out for other people and the only way we can do that properly is if sometimes we look after ourselves. Whether its children that you are running after, a partner, relative, friend or co-worker, we spend much of the day making sure the people around us are cared for. Every so often though we have to stop and make sure we are being cared for.  My all time favourite thing to relax, recharge and reflect is in a hot bubble bath.

Brazilian Fusion (£1.89) is a limited edition bath therapy from Radox that combines dragon fruit with camu camu berries. Now I am not really sure what either of those things is meant to smell like but I can tell you that a soft and subtle sweet floral scent that conjures up images of summertime. It smells clean and fresh, not in the same way that spring scents smell with their hints of grass, no its much more exotic than that. As with all Radox bath products it produces a tumbling waterfall of long lasting bubbles. 

At the risk of sounding like an old lady I do have problems with my joints that cause them to become quite painful over the course of the day. If I have had a particularly busy day then as soon as I get the chance I will run myself a hot bath and hide away in the bathroom until the aches and pains have subsided. Muscle therapy from Radox contains black pepper and ginseng, the black pepper helps to warm my skin while the ginseng is a known muscle relaxant. Radox baths really are like no other, the bubbles are plentiful, the products deliver & the prices are great. The only negative I have is that I would like to see bigger bottles. For someone that loves a bath like I do the bottle size is a little on the small side. If there was a bumper size bottle, I for one would be buying it. 

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Yes to Carrots

Carrots probably aren't the first thing that comes to mind when you think about ingredients for body products. Well the people at Yes To have harnessed their source of Beta Carotene, rich in anti-ageing and antioxidants, to create some nourishing and lovely products. Their Yes to carrots on the go kit (£14.99) contains four essential items in travel sizes to get you through any summer jaunt.  

My favorite was always going to be the hand and elbow cream, softening, easily absorbed and thankfully not scented like carrots but a faint air of rosemary. The lip butter is really rich with a citrus scent. The super rich body butter is just that, super rich and luxurious and the shower wash has a fruity smell thanks to watermelon. 

The pack is really great value because as well as the travel sized products you also get a really handy make up bag to go with it. You could easily pay £14.99 for the makeup bag alone. It really gets me when you end up with loads of useless packaging with gift packs so its blissful to get such a neat bag to use after the products have all been applied. 

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Keep Calm & Powder On with New jane iredale Celebration Compact

With the Olympics and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, there’s a lot to celebrate in 2012 and we want make-up that rises to the occasion too, whatever the weather.  In the spirit of Cool Britannia, jane iredale®  has commissioned a limited edition PurePressed base compact, perfect for adding a touch of patriotic glamour to the festivities!  Each compact is hand-painted in a contemporary red, blue and white design.  

Come rain or shine, you can ‘Keep Calm and Powder On’ with jane iredale® pressed mineral foundation.  Officially rated as highly water resistant and with the Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Approval for its SPF20, looking good and lasting long comes naturally to this skin-friendly mineral make-up.

The refillable, mirrored compact is available at a special price of £29.95 including the foundation of your choice from a range of 24 shades.  (A filled compact usually retails at £39.95 and refills cost £29.95).