I can’t believe that January has come to an end. It’s first of Feb and this month is full of excitement. I will go into this on another blog, but for now on to my January favourites and essentials. This has been an interesting month. A long month after Christmas, but also a good month in …
Anti-ageing, is it a label to be proud of or shy from? Anti-ageing is a topic that is sensitive to say the least. What does it really mean? It’s quite a claim to make! In most cases it simply means that the product is specially formulated for the older lady. Or is it? The word …
It is always lovely to be invited to a party, but to get an invite to one from such a great brand is even more exciting.
The brand in question is La Roche Posay and they had a very exciting new product to launch, the Effacer BB Blur. This BB cream has a lovely consistency, very smooth and moussey feeling. The BB Blur comes in two colours, either light/medium or medium/dark. Using the BB blur is designed to instantly visually blur the appearance of pores, blemishes and absorbs oil all day long, so ideal for oily skin.
There were some gorgeous added touches to the party and the general theme was blue to match their wonderful products.
La Roche Posay have the iconic Serozinc which is the best toner and is a God-send for those who have blemish and/or acne-prone skin. The results leave the skin mattified and less greasy, if a problem, that is.
The serum is also a product worth trying which can be used morning and night, alone or under makeup to leave the skin buffered and primed. The serum also soothes, as it is suitable for sensitive skin, which is ideal for me as I prefer no dry patches or breakouts.
The beauty of the La Roche Posay products is that they are dermatological tested and therefore will be beneficial for all skin types. The key ingredients being La Roche Posay thermal spring water containing selenium, which has anti-free radical properties.
There was even a fun post box where requests could be made for products to try, which was a really awesome idea!
The lovely ladies from La Roche Posay were very friendly and gave me a very nice goody bag to take home with some beautiful attached balloons, which I got a few smiles from passers by on the way back home.
Thank you so much to La Roche Posay for inviting me and making me feel so welcome.
I was luckily enough to attend an event organised by the London Beauty Queen who is also a blogger, one that has been blogging for a few years and well respected within the Blogger Sphere or community.
The event was held at Omniya in the heart of London’s Knightsbridge and just minutes away from the epic Harrods.
Omniya is many things. On first impressions you would think it is a specialist chemist but when you venture further in you can see it is much more than that. The decor is very inviting, as are the staff who are more than happy to help.
Omniya is a new concept in health, beauty and a pharmacy, all wrapped in one, including a pioneering clinic and experienced practitioners.
There are many facilities and products on offer. It’s a nice place to unwind with a nice facial or maybe a beauty treatment. They have some fantastic products from cult skincare to haircare and health brands.
The amazing thing about Omniya has to be the on board and private GP who can assist with the more bespoke skincare such as ageing and regenerative medicine.
The staff consists of trained beauty therapists, wellness experts, a nutritionist and pharmacists who make you feel very welcome and at ease with their expertise.
Omniya is truly the first health and beauty MediClinc of its kind!
I spoke to the Co-founder Ahmed Al Saraf who showed me round the clinic and was very informative and explained what treatments were available.
Here are some of the fabulous treatments on offer:
- Anti-wrinkle injectables
- Dermal fillers
- Lip fillers
- Bespoke facials
- Chemical peels
- Non-surgical facelifts
- Non-surgical rhinoplasty
- Aesthetic dermatology
General practitioner services
- Hormone therapy
- Regenerative medicine
- Life coaching
- Vitamin infusion
- Allergy testing
- Intolerance testing
The evening was very informative and it was great to see what is on offer. I felt very welcome, with some great products to view, nice things to eat, including my favourite macaroons, from none other than Lauderee! The decor was also well presented with glorious candles from Neom (and don’t you just love a good candle!) and lovely flowers from Bloomin UK.
You can find Omniya at 3a Montpelier Street, Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1EX. And why not combine a relaxing facial with a shopping trip to Knightsbridge? No prizes for guessing where! 😉
I had the great opportunity to try a new product called Kleem. It isn’t quite a cream, but a serum. An intensive rejuvenating vitamin serum.
I love this serum, as it’s been really good in combating dry patches that I suffered from, mostly around my mouth. Especially in winter this will be good for combating skin dryness that can be a killer during harsher weather.
This is also great as it is good for ageing.
The serum is made using a concentrate of vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, witch hazel and arginine, perfect for smoother skin. I must say that this has truly been a wonder in more ways than one, not only for my face but for my hands too. What was left on my hands, I rubbed in which made my hands also feel smoother and softer. I suffer from dry, cracked and broken skin on my hands, which this rid.
I have used most of it and will be sad when it finishes. You can get this wonder serum from Amazon, so an order will have to be made! 🙂
I recently attended a cool fashion show and #BloggerFunfair at the snazzy Soho Bar with Joe Browns, a great clothing company!
Joe Browns has a great many clothes to choose from not only for every season, but for women, men and children alike. It’s quite clear that the clothes are made well, of quality and good stitching, which is transcended in every piece of clothing.
The venue was in the trendy Soho bar and the theme was fun and funky. It was a bloggers funfair, all wrapped up in popcorn, candy floss and glorious cocktails.
I particularly liked the floral designs intricately woven into many of the dresses, the jeans and within the leather jacket, as worn below.
The clothing was on trend and perfect for the Autumn and Winter season. After clocking the clothes on show, I was in awe and will soon be making a few orders!
Here are a few pictures of the fashion show and the festivities. The models were also sassy and bold!
Thank you Joe Browns and Emily for inviting me into your fashionable world!
So I was lucky enough to be able to do a review* on the new Magnitone Lucid cleansing and exfoliating brush and when it came in the mail, I was very excited to try it out as soon as I got it!
Before we get into the review I wanted to thank Bloggers Love for giving me the opportunity to speak to Magnitone on an event that they held in London for Bloggers Fashion Week and again via a Twitter online BHTwitterParty event. I am therefore so delighted to have this opportunity to test the Magnitone Lucid.
You too can now try the Magnitone Lucid with my special 20% discount code for you, my readers: Afshan20
Magnitone Lucid is a unique system that allows the skin to be cleansed, while using your favourite cleanser and the Lucid brush. This system consists of a brush with pulsing bristles powered by Active Electromagnetic, that helps to rid skin of trapped dirt, while cleansing it and exfoliating the skin.
The brush normally retails at £69.99, but with my discount code Afshan20, you are bagging yourself a bargain! From my research this is much more competitive than other brands.
I took the 7-day better and clearer skin challenge. Here is my diary and findings:
Day 1, I have just started using the Lucid brush today and start by taking off all my makeup. Adding my Murad Cleanser onto the brush and focusing on areas of my face. Another positive about the Lucid brush is that it alerts you with an alarm on the time needed on the particular area that you are working on. So far so good. I can feel that the brush is penetrating into my skin and I like the way the pulses feel.
Day 2, Be prepared for a full cleanse meaning a few breakouts may occur, but that’s a good thing; it means that the impurities are coming out.
Day 3, I can see visible results of where my skin looks better, shinier (I suffer from dry skin) and more vibrant. Plus I like the way my skin feels after a thorough cleanse with the brush.
Day 4, Now that I am used to how the cleanse system works, I am finding it easier and faster to use. Today I cleansed sections of my face fast, not concentrating on an area at a time but on the mass area. This is ok too, as sometimes time can be limited.
Day 5, I now have a real idea and knack of how the Lucid works. It is rather enjoyable to use as the pulses are soothing and I can feel that the dirt is being lifted. I can also visibly see that my blackheads look improved and my pores are less visible.
Day 6, shows that my skin is brighter. I do have a few slight spots, but these don’t really bother me as it’s understandable that if the skin is cleansed then it will be obvious that the impurities will come to the surface.
Here is a picture taken on the first day (left side) of using the Lucid and day 7 on the right. The picture on the right may be a bit dark, but you can see that my skin looks visibly better and without any spots.
So to the conclusion – does my skin feel better? Is it hot or not? The simple answer is – YES, my skin feels fresher and smoother. I have also noticed that my foundation glides on better and my pores are much less visible which is very pleasing.
The Magnitone Lucid is very easy to use and the brush can be fitted also with relative ease. Note that the brush needs to be charged for 24 hours before the first use. The small charger connects to the front through the use of a magnet, this can then be plugged in and charged in the mains. The Lucid also comes with an International 2 pin connector, which is ideal when going abroad. It is also fully waterproof so that it can be used in the shower and thus time saving, especially in the morning when in a rush to get to work.
Another great thing about the Lucid is that it is very travel friendly and of course as mentioned the two pin helps when on holiday. For a gal like me who loves to travel, it is a Godsend!
I am overall very pleased and satisfied with my Magnitone Lucid and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to look after his or her skin with minimal fuss.
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