Staying fabulous at 50+

Bioderma Créaline H2O

I have been wanting to try this make-up remover for a long time.  Bloggers and make-up artists alike rave about it regarding it's ability to remove make-up effectively and efficiently whilst be kind and gentle to the skin.  It's not the easiest of products to obtain in the UK, it is very expensive to purchase in USA and super cheap to buy in France.  

I found an ebay seller HERE  I paid £12.95 plus £3.30 delivery, the product was delivered within 2 days of ordering.

review of bioderma crealine h20

What they say ......

 At the cutting edge of innovation, BIODERMA has pioneered micellar solutions. Specially formulated for sensitive, normal to dry skins, SensibioH2O micelle solution gently cleanses face and eyes. It removes water-resistant make-up. The micelles contained in its formula effectively micro-emulsify impurities while maintaining the skin’s balance (soap-free, physiological pH).

 Soothing and decongesting active ingredients prevent the feelings of irritation often caused by cleansing.

 Sensibio H2O guarantees excellent cutaneous and ocular tolerance (tested under ophthalmological supervision).

 Sensibio H2O is an ultra-mild cleansing formula, use it with the utmost care.
Soak a cotton pad with Sensibio H2O and cleanse the face and eyes and/or remove any make-up.
Repeat the application until the cotton pad remains clean.

 Sensibio H2O needs no rinsing, but it is essential to dry your skin. Dry gently. Dab your face with a clean cotton towel.

 Sensibio H2O can be used daily, morning and evening.

What I say ......

It has no fragrance and actually just looks like a bottle of water.  This product really does remove every last trace of make-up, even the most stubborn, waterproof mascara.  There is no irritation to skin or eyes and skin does not feel tight or dry after use.

My only gripe with this product is the amount of cotton wool pads that are used.  to completely remove every last trace of make up I can easily get through 6 - 8 pads.

I would definitely recommend this product and at £12.95 for 500ml the price is excellent.  If you or someone you know is going to France then pick it up there where it retails for about 5 Euros.

Tamzin Lillywhite Christmas Gift Ideas

What do you buy the girl who has everything?  A piece from Tamzin Lillywhite of course, especially if you're looking for something a little bit different.

Tamzin Lillywhite areion bag

Areion Bag £365.00

That's a pretty hefty price tag for a bag but this bag is a limited edition bag, there will only be 10 of them made, so you're not just buying a bag, you're investing in a collectors piece.

If your budget will not stretch that far then look at the gorgeous pieces of leather jewellery.
tamzin lillywhite helios bangle
Helios Bangle £42.00

tamzin lillywhite leather bangle
Leather Bangle With Small Brass Studs £24.50

tamzin lillywhite medium stud bangle
Leather Bangle With Medium Studs £28.00

The Bangles circumference measures 8.5" but all bangles can be made to custom size if required.

So if you would like something a little bit different for Christmas or if you want to buy an unusual gift for a friend or a loved one then pop over to where you will find lots of fabulous pieces with prices to suit every budget.

Yes To Blueberries Age Refresh Cleanser

The key to a good skin care regime is to start with a good cleanser.  I like my cleanser to be effective but as natural as possible and if it offers anti-ageing benefits too, then even better.

review of yes to blueberries age refresh cleanser

This cleanser is formulated with Apple, which is rich in Polyphonel Antioxidants and natural AHA's, this helps to brighten and refresh the skin's surface.  It also contains Lemon Peel which helps to cleanse the skin.

yes to blueberries age refresh cleanser ingredients

This product is Paraben, Petroleum and SLS free.

The cleanser is a lovely creamy consistency with a fresh fruity smell, it spreads really well on the skin and is very effective at cleansing away light make up.  Although it didn't irritate my eyes it was not very good at removing mascara.  I found the best way of using this cleanser was to remove all of my make up first and use this for the second cleanse.  My skin is left feeling lovely and soft, with an unmistakable glow, it's also really hydrated.

I would recommend this Anti Ageing Cleanser if you are on a beauty budget, at only £12.99 for 127g you get a lot of product for your money.  This is an amazing price point for an Anti Ageing Product that is 95% natural.

For more information and to see the other products in the Yes To Blueberries range please visit

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Aromatherapy Associates Christmas Gifts

So the countdown to Christmas begins.  I love Christmas and if I only had to buy gifts for myself then there wouldn't be a problem.  I get very frustrated at having to come up with something fabulous to give to another.  So to make my life easier, this year I have decided to give gifts that I would love to receive myself.  Aromatherapy Associates is a brand I fell in love with earlier in the year and I was delighted to be sent  two products from The Shinning Stars Christmas Collection.  First up is this little beauty.

aromatherapy associates bath oil

I reviewed the mini selection of the Bath & Shower Oils some months ago.  Deep Relax is one of my favourite oils and I have decided to save this one for Boxing Day, after all the preparations for Christmas day, when all the shopping, cooking and hosting is over, I can think of nothing nicer than immersing myself into a bath containing Deep Relax Bath & Shower Oil, ahh bliss.  This would be a perfect present for a busy mum, a stressed out daughter, a fussy aunt or a  hard to please grandma.  At just £10 this won't break the bank and I'm sure whoever the lucky recipient is will be eternally grateful for this little bottle of luxury.

bath oil from aromatherapy associates

Next up is the most gorgeous candle I have ever used.

aromatherapy associates candle

I was sent the Indulgence Candle which is infused with Jasmine and Geranium.  Now for the past month I have been having my whole house decorated, re-carpeted and new flooring put down.  Each time I walked in my front door I was greeted by the smell of gloss paint mixed with that new carpet smell and floor glue, not the most pleasant of fragrances.  Well on Saturday all of the work was finally finished so on Sunday I decided to finally light this candle.

candle from aromatherapy associates

Wow, within 5 minutes my lounge was filled with the most beautiful aroma, Geranium is one of my favourite aromatherapy oils and although the fragrance from the candle was not over powering I really could smell the Geranium over the Jasmine, they marry together beautifully and the result is a very luxurious, indulgent aroma. About 30 minutes after lighting the candle I went upstairs and was delighted that the fragrance had wandered all through the house totally eliminating the smell of the paint etc.

The candle has up to 30 hours of burning time and retails at £25.50 now I know that may seem rather expensive for a candle but when you measure that against the actually quality of the candle then I think it is worth every penny.  I would be over the moon if there was one of these under my tree on Christmas morning.

Aromatherapy Associates Christmas Gifts are available at Aromatherapy Associates Boutique & Treatment Rooms, 5 Montpelier Street,London SW7 1EX. T: 020 7838 1117

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