Dr Lamia 24hr Anti age cream

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The Dr Lamia Cosmetics range combines scientific reliability with medical expertise and the power of safe ingredients to create exceptional, high performance beauty products. Founder, Dr Lamia Eltohamy understands the complexities of how the dermis responds to topical applications and as such, has hand-selected each ingredient based on individual properties and benefits.

Dr Lamia Eltohamy (MBBCH, MBCAM) is a leading aesthetics doctor with an internationally renowned reputation for performing sought-after facial treatments and with meticulous attention to detail, producing exceptionally natural-looking results. Attracting Royal and VIP clients to her private Knightsbridge clinic, she is one of the UK’s most trusted and pioneering practitioners in non-surgical facial rejuvenation and Aesthetic Medicine.

I have been testing the 24 Hour Anti-Age Luxurious Cream is that has been shortlisted for a Pure Beauty Global Award in the Best New Premium Anti-Ageing Product category this year so I was very excited to give it a go!

As I am now in my early 30s I feel like now is the ideal time to try and prevent the ageing process as I am starting to show early signs of wrinkles around my eyes and my smile lines as well as acne scaring. It is never too early to start with anti ageing!

Dr Lamia’s Comfort Anti-Age Eye Cream and 24 Hour Anti-Age Luxurious Cream contain 3.6% of the active ingredient complex, which protects telomere DNA and increases skin cell life and functionality. Featuring a bespoke combination of ingredients and no parabens, phthalates, sulfates, PEGs, mineral or silicone oils, the active peptide Eyeseryl in the Eye Cream minimises dark circles and puffiness while the 24H Cream’s olive extract rapidly increases the skin’s moisture, elasticity and smoothness throughout the day and night.

Both products are packed with vitamin E, which is a key antioxidant to prevent the skin from environmental damage caused by UV and free radicals. They also contain a high level of glycerin which will hydrate and smooth parched winter skin.

I have been using the luxurious cream for a couple of weeks now and I have been really impressed. My skin looks smoother and my acne scars are certainly clearing up! It would be interesting to see how the cream worked on someone older and with more skin concerns, eg wrinkles or dark spots. I think it has really helped with the wrinkles I was developing around my mouth and I love how soft it is when you apply it to your face. You only need a small amount and it soaks in really well!

The packaging is absolutely stunning as you can see! It looks very posh and expensive and I love the gold/brass colour combined with the white lid.

Sarah x

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2020

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I thought I would share with you some ideas I came up with for Father’s Day this year. 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 great ideas not just for men!

Gameboy alarm clark

£24.99

Gameboy inspired homeware is amazing. I think a lot of guys(and girls!) would appreciate any of the products that Prezzybox have to offer when it comes to retro games. This alarm clock is so cool and would look great next to the bed. It is shaped like an old school gameboy and you can wake up to the official Super Mario Land theme tune!

Gameboy colour changing glass

£7.99

Also in the Gameboy range is this colour changing glass. The glass on its own is so cool but the fact it changes colour too just takes it to the next level. When you fill it with something cold it shows the game screen like you are really playing a game. This would be perfect for any gamer.

Personalised football book

From £39.99

If he is a football fan then these books are such a great gift. You can personalise it with any name and message and it also comes in a gift box. It includes every newspaper article for the team. I went for Fulham as thats my father in laws team and it goes back to 1908!It is made so well and looks so impressive. It is great to be able to relive old articles if you are a football fan and I love how it transitions from black and white to colour over the years!

Mummy Meagz Sea Salt and Cinder Toffee Rocky Road bars

£1.49 each

This rocky road bar is vegan and gluten free so this is an ideal treat for anyone that is eating a vegan diet or has a gluten or dairy allergy. I love the design on the packaging and it tastes so good! I am a big rocky road fan and this is the perfect size as a treat and they have so many different flavour bars to pick from. This is the second flavour I have tried and they are so good, I gave one to my boss as she is vegan and she liked them so much she bought a whole box! It can be hard to know what to buy someone vegan or gluten free if you want to get them something as a treat to eat but you cant go wrong with these.

Genie plates

£19.99 for a pack of 2

These plates are amazing. They are perfect for a BBQ or for using in front of the TV as they have somewhere to put your cutlery and as they aren’t flat, things wont fall off the side. They really are a great idea and if your dad is into BBQs as much as mine is then this would be the ideal gift to buy a pack of these. They aren’t too heavy and I love the curved design of them too.

Asda photo personalised mugs

From £7

The personalised mugs from Asda are a really great quality. Their online tool to customise the layout/size of the photos is so simply to use, I designed and ordered both the mugs straight from my phone. The pictures came out really well and the mugs look really good!

I went for one of my mum and step dad and edited it on the asda photo site to black and white and cropped it slightly. I think it came out so well and didn’t lose any of the quality.

I also went for one of me and my half sisters from a few years back as I thought this would be a nice gift for my dad as we don’t have many pictures of us all together.

Asda photo personalised jigsaw puzzle

From £10

My grandparents love a good jigsaw so I decided to get a personalised one made of the two of them. I went through all my pictures on my phone to find one of my favourite photos of them to have it made. It was so easy to resize it and create it online, it also shows you how it will turn out. In the box when it arrives it has the finished photo but it may be more fun to take this out to give it to them so they don’t know what it is?! Haha.

American Crew Acumen – Daily thickening shampoo and nourishing cream pomade set

£30

This can be purchased from Selfridges, Amazon and many other online retailers

If you wanted to treat him some hair care products then this set is great. It includes the thickening shampoo for those that are concerned about hair loss and also a water-based pomade with medium hold and shine that provides texture and allows to restyle.

The shampoo helps the thicken hair and reduce breakage and comes in a beautifully designed brown and navy pump bottle. The pomade is a decent sized pot in the same design.

Shea Moisture – African water mint & ginger detox body wash

£10.99

This is a great detox body wash, so for anyone that has skin exposed to the elements a lot or suffers with body acne then this is great. It smells so good and with the design and colours used on the bottle it isn’t gender specific. It is 384ml so quite a large bottle too.

I usually pick up this brand in Superdrug but you can also buy it online at a lot of places.

I hope you found this useful and got some ideas 🙂

Sarah x

Proaora skincare

I have been trying out a couple of skincare products from Proaora the last couple of weeks as part of my night time routine. This is a brand that I hadn’t tried before and I was excited to try a couple of bits from their vitamin C range.

I have been trying out:

Vitamin C Serum 20% with Astaxanthin 30ml

£17.95

Intensive Smoothing Face Night Cream with Astaxanthin

£19.95

I love how sleek and sophisticated the packaging is for this range!

The serum is really easy to use as it is in a bottle with a dropper like most other serums. You only need a small amount and it soaks up really well on my face. Vitamin C is so good for your skin as well as hyaluronic acid if you are trying to obtain smoother more youthful skin. I have been using this at night for a couple of weeks and my skin feels a lot softer and more hydrated. I have been struggling recently with dry skin so was looking for something to help rejuvenate my face!

The cream is perfect as a night cream. The pot seems massive and you only need a small amount to cover your whole face! air isn’t too thick and it soaks in well. This has really helped to hydrate my face.

I can see a difference in my skin, it isn’t as dry and is looking smoother and my acne scars are starting to clear up. Really impressed with this range!

Have you tried this brand before?

Sarah x

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SootheSkin Atlantic Kelp And Rosehip Hydrating Day Cream

The last few weeks I have been struggling with dry skin on my face. I think it’s been a combination of being indoors all the time with the heating and also using strong acne creams that have really dried out my face. I have been trying out a few different face creams and at the moment I have really been enjoying using this SootheSkin atlantic kelp and rosehip hydrating day cream.

I am still trying to stick to a skincare regime even though being at home I could literally slather cream over my face as much as I want and not care what it looks like, I think it’s still important to not overdo it and also to stick the a routine or my skin will have a major shock when I go back to work in the office full time.

This cream is a day cream so I have been using it every morning after washing my face. I like that it comes in a pump bottle as it’s easy to use and I find these types of bottles more hygienic than using a pot.

You only need a small amount and it soaks in quite quickly and doesn’t leave you feeling or looking greasy which is ideal.

It is vegan friendly and it’s not specifically advertised as a face cream so it is actually suitable for all over your body as well as your face and hands which is fab!

Benefits:

• Repairs and protects sensitive, dry and itchy skin

• Suitable for people who may be prone to eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis

• 100% Naturally organic formulation, registered with The Vegan Society

• Rich in antioxidants and vitamins which are quickly absorbed by the skin

Suitable for:

• Normal & Dry skin types

• Sensitive, eczema, psoriasis-prone skin

Have you heard of this cream before?

Sarah x

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Live In The Light

I have tried quite a few things from Live in the light before. They are a great 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.

Victorian facial mist

This lavender and rose facial mist is perfect to use to hydrate your skin or to set your make up. It sprays very lightly on your skin and it’s something that you can reapply throughout the day if needed and it can be used over make up which is great. I love facial lists to use throughout the day. In winter they are ideal as my skin gets very dry and in summer they are great to cool and soothe your skin if you are hot! I love the subtle scent and this bottle will last for ages!

Lip and cheek tint

Shade Maud

This lip and cheek tint is such a beautiful colour. It comes in a variety of colours and the consistency is really nice. It is easy to get a small amount out of the pot and easy to apply to the skin and can be blended if you are using it on your cheeks. I don’t often use a blusher so will just be using this on my lips. It feels soft and more like a lip balm than a lipstick once applied.

I am always impressed by pure anada products and live in the light have a great selection!

Sarah x

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