22nd February 2017 by - No comments

I have tried and tested lots of creams and lotions over the years, and I used to believe that oils were always to be avoided. They were for super dry skins and would cause my combination skin to become oily and cause spots.

But with the ever growing popularity of oils to treat and nourish skin and hair, using oils is now my number one choice.

This year I’m continuing to try and streamline my skincare. Sometimes by using too many products we can lose the benefits of the key products available to us.

Bio-Oil is a perfect all round beauty provider as it can be used on the face, body and hair and give you the nourished glow you deserve.

The Product –


Bio-Oil is a specialist skincare oil that helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone. It is also effective for aging and dehydrated skin. Bio-Oil has won 309 skincare awards and has become the No.1 selling scar and stretch mark product in 23 countries since its global launch in 2002.

The Bio-Oil formulation is a combination of plant extracts and vitamins suspended in an oil base. It contains the breakthrough ingredient PurCellin Oil™, which changes the formulation’s overall consistency, making it light and non-greasy. This ensures that the goodness contained in the vitamins and plant extracts is easily absorbed.

What can this magic oil be used for?


Scars

Scars are an integral part of the healing process and result from an over-production of collagen at the wound site. Scars go through numerous changes as they mature, but they are permanent in nature. Bio-Oil is formulated to help improve the appearance of scars, but it can never remove them.
Bio-Oil should be massaged in a circular motion into the scar, twice daily, for a minimum of 3 months. On new scars, Bio-Oil should be applied only once the wound has healed, and should not be used on broken skin.

Stretch Marks

When the body expands faster than the covering skin, the skin tears, forming a scar as it heals. These scars are visible on the surface of the skin as stretch marks.

The likelihood of developing stretch marks varies according to skin type, race, age, diet and hydration of the skin. Those most prone to stretch marks include pregnant women, body builders, adolescents undergoing sudden growth spurts and individuals who experience rapid weight gain.
Stretch marks are permanent in nature, and although Bio-Oil is formulated to help improve their appearance, it can never remove them.

Bio-Oil should be massaged in a circular motion into the stretch marks, twice daily, for a minimum of 3 months. During pregnancy, it should be applied from the start of the second trimester to areas that are prone to stretch marks such as the abdomen, breasts, lower back, hips, buttocks and thighs.

Aging Skin

Wrinkled skin commonly associated with aging is largely caused by the weakening of the collagen and elastin support system in the skin. Bio-Oil contains numerous ingredients that help to plasticize the skin, making it softer, smoother and more supple, thereby reducing the appearance of wrinkled skin. Bio-Oil also moisturizes, which improves the texture, tone and appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Dehydrated Skin

The surface of the skin has an invisible oil layer which acts as a barrier to stop moisture from escaping. In a very dry climate this lipid layer is often unable to cope and too much moisture is drawn out of the skin. Daily bathing or showering may exacerbate this by stripping away the lipid layer due to the astringent effects of soap and water. Bio-Oil supplements the skin’s natural oil layer, helping to restore its barrier function of retaining moisture.
Fantastic Key Ingredients –

Vitamin A
Vitamin E
Calendula Oil
Lavender Oil
Rosemary Oil
Chamomile Oil
Verdict –
I loved it! Bio-Oil is the perfect all over moisturiser. It also comes in a super handy plastic bottle which is perfect for travelling with.

My skin literally glowed when I used just a few drops in my normal moisturiser both day and night.

Watch how I apply Bio-Oil to my face daily. Video coming to my Youtube channel very soon.

In the meantime find out more about Bio-Oil below –

https://www.bio-oil.com/en/

5th February 2017 by - No comments

Since I was very young I have loved magazines, especially fashion magazines. It is one of my most anticipated pleasures to bring home a brand new magazine and open the glossy cover.

I have several favourites – Harpers Bazaar, Vogue, Elle. But my favourite by far is Red Magazine.


For those of you who are new to the world of fashion magazines you have to understand that each type of magazine has it’s own type of readership. Almost like a blog or a television programme, each magazine will have articles inside which will interest different types of people.

So for example if I read Cosmopolitan Magazine in my teens, it was because Cosmopolitan Magazine had articles I would have found interesting then. But now I am 40 and a mother, I have different interests. I want to read about celebrities in my age range, I want to read about fashion and trends specifically aimed to me.

Red Magazine is a favourite because it is such an all round magazine but with class and elegance. There are recipes, stories from 40 somethings like me and great fashion & beauty tips!

Vogue is another but my favourite has always been French Vogue. It is pure elegance in a magazine.

Give them a look next time you are in a book shop, you will see what I mean! xxx

14th November 2016 by - No comments

So the day has come.

Happy 40th Birthday to me!

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All the anticipation and excitement has led to this day. It’s a shame it’s on a Monday but I couldn’t be happier. All those I hold closest to my heart are here with me to celebrate my big day!

My amazing parents, my dearest brother & sister in law, my boys and my darling husband. We are off to celebrate with a nice family dinner followed by cake & pink champagne at home. What more could anyone ask for.

So to celebrate today with my lovely followers, you all hold a very special place in my heart & I love you all, I am posting this blog. A list of things I would tell my 20year old self if I could turn back time…

Don’t worry so much…

I have always been a worrier. I still am. But since having kids my worries have been more about them then me. But in my 20’s all I did was worry about my future – will I ever marry? Will I find the one? Will I get a job? Where will I live? It’s nice now to look back at smile, as it all falls into place eventually.

Live life to the fullest!

Enjoy every second of everyday! High school, University, exams, living at home, going out with friends. As those days can never be replaced.

Don’t rush to grow up!

I think in those days, as with young people these days, everyone is in a mad rush to grow older! Don’t rush. Take it easy. Enjoy the age you are in.

So all in all as I hit the big 40 today I’m happy. What more could I ask for?

Happiness, health, a wonderful family, the most fantastic friends, two gorgeous boys…

Thank you to everyone in my life for making me feel so special ❤️😘