Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Facial Energy Centres

Ayurvedic massage stimulates special energy centres located on the face and body. Gentle massage of these areas can greatly benefit your wellbeing, through unblocking energy and enhancing your vitality prana.

Massage Technique:
When you have applied your oil, serum or cream press your chosen energy centre with your index or middle finger for 10 seconds, then relax and repeat. You can slowly rotate or pulse the pressure of your fingers at each location for deeper effect.

Relieve Stress:
The area between your eyebrows is known in Ayurveda as 'the place of stillness'.

Gentle massage in this area regulates kapha, calms the mind and relieves stress.

Relieve your stress with:
Pukka Skincare products: Firming Face Oil, Nourishing Face Oil, Balancing Day Cream, Deep Moisture Day Cream, Nourishing Night Cream, Radiance Serum, Gentle Cleanser, Nourishing Brightener.

If you purchase a Pukka Radiance Serum you will receive a Free Pukka Uplifting Toner (whilst stocks last)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Handmade in Wales by Kelly Edwards

Kelly Edwards Skincare was established in Wales back in 2010.  Having suffered acne, eczema and psoriasis from an early age, I became increasingly frustrated at the use of synthetic chemicals contained within products manufactured by major high street cosmetic companies.  So, armed with a degree in Aromatherapy and Biology, I decided to channel my passion for science and well-being to create natural skincare products for all using the finest botanical ingredients.” 

We have formulated our products using a range of ingredients rich in essential fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins and phytochemicals. Key ingredients to name a few include Rosehip, Rice Bran, Calendula, Vitamin E and Aloe Vera.  Our ingredients work together to help reduce inflammation and irritations, stimulate cell production and of course protect the skin within all climates.   Whilst we cannot stop ageing, we can certainly slow it down by looking after it.

Our easy to use, fuss free skincare range includes a cleanser, toner, eye gel and face scrub to suit all skin types.  We also offer a choice of moisturisers, masks and serum to suit your own skin type.

For best results we highly recommend:
  • Cleansing, toning and moisturising twice a day
  • Apply our Eye Gel twice a day, before or after moisturising
  • Exfoliating once or twice a week
  • Use a mask once a week for either deep cleansing or for extra nourishment
  • Use our Florence Selina Rejuvenating Serum as an extra boost to your skin twice or three times a week
Below is the product matrix for the face:
Product Type
Normal Skin
Combination Skin
Oily Skin

Floral Moisturiser
Florence Selina
Balancing Moisturiser
Balancing Moisturiser

Red Clay
Florence Selina
Red or Green Clay
Green Clay

Florence Selina
Florence Selina
Balancing Serum
Balancing Serum
Eye Gel

Face Scrub

Shop now and Save 20% on Kelly Edwards Skincare products - fabulous handmade and effective organic products made in Wales.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Our Top 3 Handbag Make Up Essentials

Lily Lolo Lipstick - stunning natural glow while protecting your lips with Vitamin E and rosemary extract. Smart case as well!

Lily Lolo Lipstick -

Green People Volumising Black Mascara - Volumises and lengthens lashes, lasts all day. Fabulous rich black colour.

NATorigin Pencil Eyeliner - Hypoallergenic, natural soothing, healing and anti-inflammatory properties. Allergy UK approved. Good selection of colours.

These are 3 top handbag picks, tell us what yours are?

Monday, August 20, 2012

Cleanse your way to happy, healthy skin

Guest Blog Post by Sarah Brown, founder of Pai Skin Care

Creams, oils, washes, face wipes: with hundreds of Cleansers on the market it’s often difficult to know which is best for you – particularly if you have sensitive skin.

Truth is, Cleansing is the most important part of a skin care regime.

While many with problem skin play around with different moisturisers, correcting your Cleansing regime is often the most transformative thing you can do.

It’s also what helped me solve my sensitive skin troubles.

Post-cleansing, skin should feel clean, smooth and beautifully soft – never dry or tight.

The key to achieving this is to select a Cleanser that removes dirt, make-up and impurities without stripping away the skin’s natural oils.

That means avoiding Alcohol and Detergents (most common in Face Washes and Wipes) - these upset the skin’s crucial pH and oil balance, and leave it exposed to irritants.

A gentle yet effective Cleanser like Pai’s Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser protects the skin’s acid mantle, and maintains the perfect oil and pH balance necessary for clear, healthy skin.

High levels of Vitamins A, B, C & E nourish the skin, while Rose helps it retain moisture for long-lasting hydration.

It’s our best-selling product by far, and a real saviour for truly sensitive skin.

Top Tip: Use with an organic Muslin Cloth for gentle exfoliation and an even deeper clean.

Spend £20 or more on Pai Skin Care before midnight 22/8/12 and receive a free Pai Cleanser 50ml and Cloth worth £17

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

You’ll never look at ecz-easy (or your salad) in the same way again!


The latin name for this beautiful plant is Stellaria media: stella means star in latin, and in this instance refers to the tiny white flowers that the plant produces. The flowers open when the sun shines, but close at night, or when the sky is overcast.

I love this little plant, which is a common weed in much of Europe and North America. Although it thrives in wasteland, farmland and gardens, one of the places I notice it most often is at the base of roadside trees in urban areas.

I strongly recommend chickweed as a salad base (when picked from an unpolluted source!) as it is delicious and highly nutritious: it is rich in Vitamin C, Beta carotene (Vitamin A precursor), Vitamins B (B1, B2, B3), Bioflavonoids (rutin), Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acid, Calcium, Copper, Magnesium, Potassium, Iron, Manganese, Zinc, Phosphorus and Selenium. It also contains triterpene saponins,
phytosteroles, and mucilage.

You can also take chickweed internally as a herbal infusion or tincture: these can help treat rheumatism, constipation, or urinary infections, and can cleanse your blood by expelling toxins. Of course, I recommend you see a professional herbalist before starting any course of treatment.

Traditionally, chickweed has been used to treat a variety of skin complaints such eczema, psoriasis, erysipelas, ulcers, nappy rash, contact dermatitis and minor skin wounds. I have chosen to use chickweed in Inlight products, such as Ecz-easy, is for its demulcent (soothing) quality, due to the presence of mucilage, and also its ability to reduce itchiness and speed up the healing process, due to its high saponin content.

Ecz-easy, like all Inlight products, is the result of traditional wisdom combined with the latest production techniques to create the perfect diet for your skin. Chickweed (so called as it is a favourite food of chickens) is an essential part of what makes Ecz-easy so effective, so I for one think that this wonderful plant deserves a more worthy name!

Dr Mariano Spiezia
Inlight Organic Skincare

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Ever wondered why your hair is so full of body after a dip in the ocean?

Every day can be a day at the beach with John Masters Sea Mist! This 100% natural unique sea salt spray gives hair the same extra body, wave and curl enhancement it has after a day at the ocean. The inclusion of certified organic Lavender oil helps to protect the hair from becoming dry and brittle.

Ever wondered why your hair is so full of body after a dip in the ocean?
Sea salt adds fantastic natural texture and volume to limp and lifeless hair and enhances natural waves and curls. John Masters Sea Mist Spray can also be used to combat oily hair and freshen your style whilst imparting a clean, fresh lavender scent .

How to Use:
  • Use any time you want the beach or volumised look.
  • Use after shampooing & conditioning.
  • For curls and waves spray onto hair
  • Leave in and style.
  • For a volumising effect spray close

Top Tip:
Use John Masters Honey & Hibiscus Hair Reconstructor after washing to keep hair silky smooth and in optimum condition .

Sunday, August 12, 2012

What are Jelly Nail Polishes?

Jelly nail polishes are semi-sheer with a unique, ultra-buildable formula. Not only are the Zoya 2012 Gloss Collection shades extremely versatile, they have a super glossy, high-shine finish. They can be worn alone or layered to create an endless variety of custom colors.

Have jelly nail polish but not sure how to wear it? Here are some ideas...

1. Wear the sheer jelly glosses alone for a subtle wash of color. Build color (3-4 coats), to a full-coverage finish that adds depth and darkness to the shade. (source: Gotham Polish)

2. Layer Jellies over metallic or glitter polishes to create a variety of unique colors.

3. Layer over an opaque base in a similar shade or white for intense, vibrant color.
    (source: Makeup Withdrawal)

4. Create a "Jelly sandwich" - Great option for those who like the semi-sheer look but are not a fan of visible nail line (VNL). Layer one coat of jelly followed by a coat of glitter or flakes, topped off with another layer of the jelly polish. This gives the effect that the glitter is "floating" in between the layers. (source: Makeup Withdrawal)

Check out the new Zoya Gloss Collection and if you have any of your own tips, let us know?
(source: ZoyaNail Polish Blog)