Oleo Bodycare – Rich Moisturising Hand Cream

Oleo Bodycare is an affordable range of award-winning, simple, effective bodycare products handmade by Professional Aromatherapist, Olivia Chapman. Created, manufactured and packaged in Bridport, Dorset, Oleo products really do reflect the beautiful surrounding with formulations that use only the highest quality essential oils, herbs, vegetable oils and extracts, and completely exclude the use of parabens, synthetic fragrances, synthetic colours, mineral oils and sodium lauryl sulphate. With over 60% of ingredients being absorbed into the blood stream this is great news for people who want to avoid nasties in their skincare, as well as those with sensitive skin.

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Recently Oleo Bodycare sent me their Rich Moisturising Hand Cream (60g, £9)* to review. Bursting with nourishing oils including geranium, lavender and frankincense hand cream sounded lovely and as a keen gardener I knew this was a product that would be right up my street, but I was curious as to whether it would it stand up to the harsh treatment my hands suffer when I’m working in the garden.

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Kease Fashion Key Fob

One of the most annoying parts of my day is scrabbling around in my pockets and the bottom of my bag to locate my keys. After a mild panic invariably I discover they aren’t in either place, but under the pile of junk mail on the kitchen worktop! This happens at least twice a day, everyday, surely someone has a nifty little gadget to save those precious minutes as well as my sanity? Sue Seddon of Kease Keyrings has created the answer with a beautiful little fashion key fob that allows you to clip your keys to a pocket or diary inside your bag.

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My Guide To Oily Skin

From my teenage years onwards I’ve battled the shine caused by my oily skin. The shine that breaks through even the most matte of products after just a few hours, the shine that means I went through a tonne of blotting sheets on my wedding day so I didn’t look like a total oil slick on the photos. So I know a few things about living with oily skin and have picked up a few tips along the way, which I’m going to share with you today.

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Timeless Truth Charcoal Detox Brightening Facial Beauty Mask

It was Korean beauty experts Memebox that introduced me to the delights of sheet masks and until then the only sort of face masks I’d ever used were the wash off or peel off variety. Popular in Asian countries sheet masks are a whole new ball game; impregnated with precious essence that you leave on for your skin to absorb they really do take skincare to the next level and they now have a regular place in my skincare routine. I was wondering when the UK would catch on with this wonderful beauty trend, and finally it seems we have with Beauty Masks Ltd.

Founded by Angela Barbagelata, who herself discovered the revelation that was sheet masks on a trip to the Far East, Beauty Masks Ltd is a company which exclusively distributes Timeless Truth Facial Beauty Masks within the UK and Ireland and very generously sent me one of their Timeless Truth Charcoal Detox Brightening Facial Beauty Mask (£4.90)* to sample.

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Buddha Beauty

Two of my favourite things to champion on my blog are small businesses and natural organic skincare, so when the two converge I get especially excited.

Founded by Llewelyn Thomas, and inspired by his extensive travel to far flung places, Buddha Beauty is a salon providing a variety of beauty and holistic treatments right in the heart of Chorlton. The company has also developed a range of 100% natural and organic skincare products and home fragrances that are both effective and affordable, and it is one of these amazing products that I have the pleasure of bringing you today.

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So Susan LipLove Bag – April

The “I Love Flowers In Spring” bag is the latest in the So Susan Cosmetics LipLove subscription. Inspired by the emerging flowers of Spring this collection is all about brightening up your makeup look with an infusion of colour, a touch of luminousity and a healthy glow. Inside the beautifully printed and generously sized canvas bag are four products that aim to set your complexion alight, so cast off your winter scarves, delve in to the contents of the lovely bag and say hello to a sun-kissed complexion.

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Birchbox – Tatler for Birchbox

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I always look forward to my monthly Birchbox subscription, but very occasionally they curate one-off limited edition boxes that are available to buy seperately from their monthly box. The latest of these is produced in collaboration with Tatler and features 6 beauty products picked by Tatler’s beauty editor, Francesca White. Each of the products inside this limited edition box is from a British brand, some of which are well known but a couple that are exciting new discoveries. So what has Tatler chosen as their Best Of British? Let’s lift the lid of this most gorgeous of boxes and delve inside!

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