Live in the light is a fab website for gifts, hair and body products as well as aromatherapy oils and a lot more. They have so many different products they supply and these are from the Pure Anada range.

Tropical coconut- Hand and body lotion 300ml

I love that the lotion and wash both come in pump bottles so they are easy to use. It is nice to have something in the bathroom you can use on your hands and body.

The lotion is great to use on your hands after you have washed them and also great to use after a bath or shower over the rest of your body. I love the smell as it reminds me of a holiday scent with the coconut.

Tropical coconut – Hand and body wash 300ml

This wash is great as similar to the lotion it can be used in hands and body. It can be kept by the sink to wash your hands or in the shower for your body. A little goes a long way and it leaves you feeling fresh and smelling great.

Cucumber mint shea hand cream 100ml

I love the size of this hand cream and it is going to last for a long time! Cucumber mint is such a refreshing scent and the cream is very rich so you only need a small amount. It is non greasy and it soaks in quickly leaving your hand really soft.

Sarah x

AA Skincare has launched its award-winning, vegan-friendly Frankincense & Rose Face Toner in a 50ml travel size.

This is the perfect size to carry about day to day in your handbag, leave in your office drawer or to pack in your hand luggage when travelling.

I love using a spray toner when travelling. I find when going on a long car journey or on a plane my skin can often feel dry and dehydrated so it is so easy to grab this out my bag and refresh my face. It is great to use when you are hot too!

I love any skincare that has rose in it as it gives it such a refreshing scent.

“Formulated using 100% natural ingredients, this rehydrating and balancing face toner features rejuvenating Frankincense – highly regarded for its ability to soothe and prevent fine lines, small wrinkles and other signs of ageing – and fragrant Damask Rose to refresh and revive all skin types.

Gently refreshing and designed to prepare skin for moisturising, the toner completes the company’s best-selling Frankincense & Rose range, which also includes a cleansing gel, moisturising face lotion and cream as well as a deep cleansing face mask – all made from pure essential oils and natural ingredients.

Leaving skin soft, calm and rehydrated, AA Skincare’s toner is designed for daily use.  The formulation also includes extracts of anti-inflammatory Honeysuckle and White Willow bark help to soothe skin, with extracts of vitamin and anti-oxidant rich Pomegranate working to give skin a boost.” – www.aaskincare.co.uk

RRP £3.95 for 50ml.

Do you use a toner when travelling?

Sarah x

I love trying new body products, especially fun fruity and sweet smelling ones. Bilou have created an amazing range of vegan body products that smell amazing.
Creamy shower foam (RRP £3.99) 
The bilou shower foam is an extra creamy foam for a gentle body wash. The creamy shower foam is so fun to use and you hardly need anything as it foams so well and is really easy to use and wash with.
2 in 1 body spray (RRP £3.99) 
This is kind to skin and can be used as deodorant as well as a body spray. It is easy to apply and leaves you feeling super fresh.
The scents I tried were:
Coco cocktail – This one is definitely a holiday scent, it smells like coconut and beaches.
Cotton candy – This one smells so sweet and smells like you are at a funfair eating cotton candy and sweets!
The bilou range can be bought from Superdrug 🙂
Sarah x

I always struggle with buying gifts for men, I am not sure why. I thought this year I would share with you some ideas I came up with for Father’s Day. I buy for my dad, my father in law, my step dad, my grandad and sometimes my husband from our pets so have quite a few presents to buy! These are also ideas for any upcoming birthdays or anything and also for females 🙂

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If you are looking for something for someone tech savvy then this is ideal. You can purchase from Amazon/Argos and various other shops and it comes in a variety of colours.

GioTeck TX-40 headset

£34.99

This headset is ideal for gaming or music. It is compatible with Xbox, Xbox one, PS4 and mobile.

Speaker diameter: 40mm

· Mic diameter: 4mm

· Impedance: 32

· Sensitivity: 97.71dB, R 100.26dB

· Frequency rang:20HZ~20KHZ

· Rated Input Power: 20mW

· Maximum Input Power: 30mW

· Plug Type: 3.5mm

· Cable length:1.2m

· Works with Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PS4, mobile & more – multi-format 3.5mm jack

· Slick styling – ice white with chili red finish

· Ultra-clear chat with minimal feedback – talk is pin sharp and crystal clear

· Powerful audio, via high impact 40mm drivers – incredible immersive sound

· Robust, lightweight – solid, uncompromising build quality

· Ultra-soft Alacantra® cushioning – because comfort is everything

· Inline mic, mute and volume – for instant fingertip control

The sound is great quality and the headset is very comfortable to wear and can adapt to different head sizes. I find this type of headphone more comfortable than in ear ones. The headset feels very durable and I am impressed with the price!

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Norma & Dorothy personalised beer glass

£21

This company has a great range of gifts you can personalize. With this glass you can pick the location by using a postcode and also pick the text underneath. This is such a unique gift and is really something special.

I think the map idea is genius as I have never seen anything like this before. The beer glass will hold a full pint 🙂

It is great how you can pick the location, it could be where you live, a special place within your family or somewhere your dad loves, maybe the local pub?!

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Amphora Aromatics have such a fab range of toiletries suitable for men and women of any age. I picked a few bits I thought would be suitable. They are all from the same range so if you wanted to get a few different bits, they all go together 🙂

Amphora Aromatics

Cedarwood & Peppermint range

£5.95 each

Shower and bath gel

Deep cleansing shampoo

Deep cleansing conditioner

I love this scent as I love cedarwood and anything minty. It is always nice to receive luxurious toiletries you wouldn’t usually buy yourself. The bottles are a good size and I love the style of the bottles and how they all go together.

The shower gel is great to refresh your body and we all know a lot of men use shower gel to wash their hair if they have short hair and can’t be bothered with specific hair products so if you know someone like that then this hair range is ideal.

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Love Laya greetings cards

£3.75 each

This company has a wide range of quirky, alternative cards and I think they are brilliant! Having a look through their website really did make me giggle. These are great if your family has a good sense of humor!

The card come wrapped in a cello bag and they have a bright blue envelope with them. They also have a funny message on the back too!

If you fancy a different card to the usual ones in the card shops then check these out. Their birthday card range is brilliant too.

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I recently tried out a hair treatment from Live in the light and wanted to share a couple of gift ideas too.

Green car cleaner

£14.50

Some men love their cars, if he is car mad then why not treat him to this green car cleaner. It is a safe, non-toxic, non-stinky, baby safe, car interior cleaner. Green car cleaner is so natural it’s certified to USDA organic food standards by VOF.

It is an easy to use spray and wipe formula and can be used to clean all auto interior surfaces.

Solid cologne

£16.50

Three scent options:

RIO DE JANEIRO – a exotic blend containing Brazilian oils that boast of sweet almond and warm spicy earth notes, along with a hint of mango.

SALZBURG – a real smooth and balanced blend of frankincense and bergamot with fresh earthiness and a faint top note of peach.

DEAD HORSE CREEK – The Dead Horse Creek runs through the small city of Morden, in Manitoba, Canada. This is where VONBROS originates, and as an homage to our hometown, a new scent was birthed – one that has well-balanced notes of leather, sawdust, and hints of a spruce forest.

These solid colognes are a great alternative to spray aftershaves and are easy to use, you just take a small amount and rub it onto your skin (wrists, neck etc) and it isn’t over powering.

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ICC Cricket World Cup England & Wales 2019 Book

£14.99

If he is a cricket fan then this is the ideal gift. It contains everything fans need to follow and enjoy the summer 2019 tournament, comprising descriptions of the cities and grounds which will host games, full guides to the 10 teams in England, their star players, the qualification competition, a history of the 11 previous tournaments, full facts and stats and a fill-in guide for every match to create a personal memento.

Available to purchase at www.carltonbooks.co.uk and most bookstores.

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Wireless colour changing speaker

£19.99

The smart looking speaker has a touch control so it can show six different colours. It is the BT version 2.1 + EDR and it supports Bluetooth, a TF card and audio output. There is also a built in 1200mAh lithium battery.

It comes with a micro-USB cable that can be used with a USB plug to charge and to operate
Battery is re-chargeable and the expected playback time on a full charge of 3-4 hours.

I love how you can change the colours of it and it looks so cool at night when lit up in a dark room!

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Personalized sweet jar

£16.99

This is such a great idea if he has a sweet tooth as the jar is filled to the brim with retro sweets like love hearts, foam shrimp, cola cubes and refresher chews. You get so many different sweets and you can pick any name on the front. Prezzybox always have a great range of sweets/chocolates for any occasion.

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Baileys pouches

Chocolate mini delights: Original Irish cream

Chocolate mini delights: Salted caramel

£2 each

Available in selected Asda, Morrisons and Co-op stores.

These are ideal for any Baileys/chocolate fans and the salted caramel ones are so good! They come in resealable pouches and are ideal to give as a gift. Hopefully if you get these for someone they will share them with you 🙂

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Kettlebell

4KG

£12.95

If he is into fitness then why not treat him to some gym equipment or a kettlebell.

Available in a range of weights from 4kg to 32kg
Powder coated matt black finish with orange styling
Comfortable easy grip handle – feels great in the hand
Flat non wobble base prevents rolling
Mirafit logo and kg indicator on front
Additional kg and lb markings on rear for easy identification

They are easy to hold and use and really help to strengthen your arms and upper body. Makes a change from using standard hand held weights and I like the simple design.

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I hope you found this useful and got some ideas 🙂

Sarah x

I love trying new skincare products. With the help of some products from the doctors I seem to be keeping my acne under control so now as I am coming up to 30 I think it is time to introduce anti aging products into my skincare regime.

I have been trying out the Skin Chemists anti aging caviar range and here are my thoughts so far:

Skin Chemists anti aging caviar facial serum

I really have been enjoying serums recently, they are great to put on at night either by themselves or with a moisturiser and it gives your skin that extra boost and works its magic by morning. I love how easy this was to apply and it soaked in well. The next morning my face looks soft and awake as well as firm. I think this is a great product for anyone wanting to start using anti aging products but doesn’t know where to turn to. It is easy to use as it is in a pump and I love the simple metal packaging.

Skin Chemists anti aging caviar eye serum

I have used a couple of eye creams in the past but they are one of those things I used to think, oh I don’t need to worry get, I don’t have wrinkles. It is better to start using things like this to try and prevent wrinkles in the first place. it is easy to apply and leaves your eyes looking brighter and more awake. I use this and night time.

Skin Chemists anti aging caviar day moisturiser

After washing my face when I wake up I use this moisturiser as it is perfect to wear in the day. I use thicker products at night but want something that isn’t going to be oily or shiny in the day. You only need a small amount and it soaks in well, leaving your skin soft and looking plump/firm.

I love the packaging too as it is simple monochrome colours: silver/black/white.

I think using all of these together is helping to keep my skin looking young and I hope it will prevent it aging!

Sarah x