Naturecan

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I have been trying out the Naturecan CBD beauty range, which is sold in over 28 countries worldwide and loved by celebrities and sports personalities
They use premium ingredients and quality CBD which is known for its beauty benefits as well as aiding restfulness and easing anxiety.

Naturecan also have an extensive CBD product ranges of covering Protein, Snacks, Oils, and more.

The products I have been trying are:

Purify clay mask

I love a good clay mask. This one is rich in vital vitamins and minerals so is really good for your skin. It is perfect for sensitive, oily or combination skin and really easy to apply and leaves your skin feeling so clean.

Hydrate moisturiser

This facial moisturiser helps to moisture your skin without leave it greasy or oily. It applies well and soaks in quickly. It contains lots of antioxidants to help to plump the skin and combat signs of ageing. It is also good for sensitive skin.

Restore hand cream

This hand cream soaks in really well and smells nice. It helps to restore your body’s natural moisture, and includes avocado oil, nourishing cocoa butter, hemp seed oil and added vitamin E to protect skin from everyday irritants and the elements. Ideal to use right now when we are all washing our hands more often and using a lot of sanitiser.

Nourish multi use balm

I love multi blame as they are so handy to carry around in your bag to use as a facial moisturiser, to put on your cuticles, to calm dry ends on your hair, you can use a balm for so many different things. It contains vitamin E as well as shea butter so is really kind to your skin. You can even use on your lips if they are dry.

Care and protect lip balm

I really like this lip balm, I find you only need a small amount and it moisturises your lips well. Teamed with soothing shea butter and nourishing coconut oil, this CBD lip balm targets cracked skin, helping to ease pain and inflammation and leave lips feeling soft and smooth.

I have really enjoyed trying out these differed CBD products 🙂

Sarah x

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2021

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If you have been a reader for a while you will know that I love putting together gift guides.

With Father’s Day approaching, it can be difficult to decide what to buy, especially if you have multiple people to buy for. For me, I usually have to decide on presents for my dad, my step dad, my father in law and my grandad. It can get difficult trying to pick what to buy everyone.

I know shopping is difficult at the moment with Covid restrictions in the UK but all of the ideas I have mentioned can be purchased online and if you don’t live with the recipient you can simply get it sent direct to their house.

Accessories

Personalised Wallet

£24.95

This black leather personalised card holder from Visconti, is embossed by Engravers Guild of London with either gold foil, silver foil or blind.

This card holder offers six credit card pockets and a central slip compartment for daily essentials such as notes or coins. It is designed to offer a more discrete line when carried in a pocket.

It has been hand crafted from vegetable tan leather and finished with a luxurious lining.

The black leather card holder measures 8cm by 10cm and is delivered in a signature Visconti presentation box.

Trendhim – Lannie Black Foldable Bum Bag

£39

This black bum bag is crafted from lightweight fabric and fitted with 4 zipped pockets that’ll hold your phone, keys and wallet – all of your daily must-haves. It is made out of durable material and is water resistant.

The adjustable, buckled strap is great for when you want to go hands-free and can be worn across the body or around your waist. When travelling or not using the bag you can fold it inside the inner zipped pocket.

Skincare

SB Lux Whipped Shea Nourishing Butter

£16

This cruelty free, vegan and sulphate free butter is rich in Vitamins A, E & F, as well as fatty acids, as well as being infused with Lavender, Rose Geranium and Honey fragrances, giving it a fresh delicate aroma. 

Shea Butter is highly nutritious for the skin & is very moisturising and works wonderfully in conditioning and toning the skin. It melts deep into the epidermis without clogging pores, allowing the skin to breathe freely.

SB Lux Black Clay & Liquorice Illuminating Face Mask

£17

This delicious smelling Face Mask contains dead sea mud, kaolin clay, activated charcoal and liquorice root extract. Infused with Blackberry and Ylang Ylang Essential Oil blend, these ingredients work together to produce a spa at home feel. 

The activated charcoal mask helps draw out bacteria as well as dirt and impurities from the surface of the skin. The liquorice root acts as an anti-inflammatory soothing agent, whilst the black clay and kaolin clay provide a deep cleanse and radiant skin. It leaves your face feeling so clean and smooth.

Beeutifal Man – Black Pepper & Sandalwood Facial Balm

£22.50

Beeutiful’s blend of beeswax & jojoba oil are teamed with masculine black pepper & sandalwood in this light but hydrating facial balm. With anti-inflammatory, astringent & soothing properties skin is instantly hydrated whilst also protected from the elements & all without clogging pores. It smells really good and with zero water content a balm goes a long way & you’ll need less than you do a cream. Less is more with a balm so start with a pea sized amount & add more if necessary.

Jim’s Bricks – Shower

£3.75

Jim’s shower bricks are made with coconut oil, olive oil, water and castor oil. The scented bricks also have essential oils added. They come in a great range of scents and are so easy to use. You can use the shower bricks for both body and hair.

Jim’s Bricks – Shampoo

£3.95 each

Jim’s shampoo bricks are very similar to the shower bricks but they have an added conditioning ingredient (cocoa butter) for your hair. They come in the same great scents as the shower bricks so you can mix them up or use the same scents at once.

Jim’s Bricks – Brick Tray

£5

The best way to store your brick is out of the shower on a holder that lets the water drain off and allows your brick to dry and be ready for your next use.

Their wooden brick tray is perfect for this job.They are made locally to them, these beautifully crafted trays are made from FSC Beech wood. They are grooved on both sides for maximum drainage and use, these wooden holders are the perfect tray for your bricks.

Gruum- Ultimate Beard Kit

£50

The ultimate beard kit contains:

1 x Washbag

1 x Beard oil

1 x Beard wax

1 x Beard comb

1 x Exfoliating face wash

1 x Gentle moisturiser

1 x Rejuvenating facial tonic

Built with practicality in mind this kit has everything you need without taking up too much space in your bathroom. It is designed to look after your skin beneath, as well as your facial fuzz itself.

This set contains the kóri Exfoliating Face Wash to brighten complexion, pür Gentle Moisturiser to rehydrate the skin and the gösta Rejuvenating Facial Tonic to refresh. The bård Beard Shampoo, leif Beard Oil, tor Beard Wax and limited edition comb keep your fuzz looking fresh, with natural beeswax and Argan and Jojoba Oil working together to nourish and shape the hair.

Rubis Sweezers

£14.50

These Rubis sweezers are precise and reliable. The angled precision tip reliably holds even the smallest hairs across the entire tip. Eyebrows can be easily plucked and shaped into a perfect shape.

They are Hand-made in perfection. Each individual tweezers are made in Switzerland, checked by hand, sanded and precisely matched to each other.

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Fluide

£28

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Fluide is a velvety smooth lotion that replenishes the moisture your skin needs, leaving it soft and supple. You can apply it to your entire body after a bath or shower to seal in moisture. It is a lighter version of the famous Lait-Crème Concentré that contains the same natural, nourishing and hydrating active ingredients. It is quickly absorbed, it leaves skin smooth, soft and supple.

Food & Drink

Two Brooks Hard Seltzers

Available in 3 flavours

12 cans for £23.99

These gluten free and vegan drinks from Two Brooks are all about the natural and the simple, the coming together of fruit spirit on the one hand, perfectly balanced with sparkling water on the other. It is a light and refreshing mixed drink gently infused with natural fruit flavours – nothing more, nothing less.

They come in three flavours: Mango, Lime & Mint and Passion Fruit.

Il Gusto – Elysee Bottle of H Gin

£26.50

The Elysee bottle filled with Il gusto gin is the perfect personalised gift for every occasion.

All the IL Gusto Gins are Handcrafted and they work with French gin producers to source gins of exceptional quality in exclusivity for the UK.

You can choose from 13 gin flavours and they also have different bottle options and other liquors or even a good selection of oils and vinegars for those that don’t drink alcohol. You can also have the bottle personalised.

The Chuckling Cheese Company – You’re Not Old, You’re Vintage

£25

This vintage box contains:

• Vintage Cheddar – a 3 and a half year old Cheddar with a bite!

• Charcoal Cheddar –  a popular cheddar infused with edible charcoal.

• Strongest Cheddar –  a 2 and half year old cheddar with an intense tangy flavour.

• Batemans Vintage Ale special limited-edition beer based on a 40-year-old barley wine. 

• A pack of pork scratchings, perfect size bag of pork scratchings that are ideal for snacking.

• A pack of interesting flavoured Pipers crisps.

• A bottle of comedy age related beer.

It is a great selection of food and drink that would make a really great gift. They have so many other boxes to pick from too.

Haribo Starmix Gift Box

Haribo Football Mix Share Size

Both can be bought from Heron Foods, B&M, Sainsbury’s, Spar and Co-op – Prices vary.

If you want a gift that is as sweet as Starmix, the cute Haribo starmix giftbox packed with the iconic Egg, Ring, Bear, Cola Bottle and Heart shaped pieces is a real treat. It is a family favourite for over 25 years, and will certainly deliver a moment of childlike happiness for Dad.

Let’s not forget about their Football Mix. With its football shaped, fruity pieces you’ll be sure to score with this pocket money gesture for all those footy fans out there!

Honeybuns Gift Box

Pricing depends on cake options selected. I picked out a tin of 8 x chocolatey cake slices including : brownies/blondies/choc caramel shortbread & more. All gluten free plus vegan options.

Honeybuns have a great range of cakes and you can make up your own tin with whatever cakes you want. They are all individually wrapped for freshness.

Find Me A Gift – Personalised Cadbury Dairy Milk Bar

£12.99

You can choose from 360g or 850g of delicious Dairy Milk chocolate, depending on just how much they adore Cadbury Dairy Milk – and how much their stomach can take of it, too.

With a heart motif on each bar sleeve, they will know just how much you care, because everyone needs reminding that they’re loved every once in a while.

You can personalise the chocolate bar with a name of up to twelve characters, so everyone knows exactly who it belongs to!

Find Me A Gift – Personalised Old Fashioned Sweet Shop

£20.99

Designed to look like a traditional, old fashioned sweet shop, with a candy striped roof and a window full of goodies, as well as being finished with a personalised gift card with a name and message of your choice, this beautiful gift box is bursting with nostalgic magic!

It includes Flying Saucers, Love Hearts, Cola Bottles, Lovely Lollies, Parma Violets, and so much more. Perfect for someone who has a serious sweet tooth!

Find me a gift have such a great range of Father’s day gifts to pick from.

Traeger Grills BBQ Rubs

Pricing depends on stockist

Whether you’re cooking meat, fish or vegetables the range includes something for all tastebuds. From jerky, coffee and veggie rubs to a signature Traeger rub or the irresistible Apricot BBQ sauce, this tasty collection is sure to deliver BBQ perfection every time.

Traeger’s range of accessories, rubs, sauces and wood pellets are available from Dobbies, Hillier’s and The Orchard (Ireland) and leading independent garden centres all over the UK.

They are so easy to use and create some really great flavours!

Prezzybox – Personalised Football Cadbury Favorites Box

£24.99

Score some extra points on Father’s day with this sweet Personalised Football Favorites Box.

A brilliant gift for someone who loves a bit of footy, this box of goodness is packed full with 20 45g Cadbury Dairy Milk bars – that they can enjoy while watching their fave team play.

The bespoke outer sleeve can be personalised with their team, name and a sweet message.

ChocFACE Edible chocolate box

£14.95

ChocFACE can turn your treasured photo memories into delicious Belgian chocolates, presented in a gift box that fits through the letter box. It’s the ideal gift for Fathers day.

Each square of chocolate is printed with edible inks and they are so easy to design. You simply upload your snaps online and create a box of chocolate photos entirely personal to you and the recipient.

ChocFACE uses edible colour printed onto a top layer of white chocolate to create remarkable image resolution. This in turn sits on a Belgian milk chocolate base to create a deliciously tasty treat. Each box contains one large, printed chocolate slab and five smaller ones.

Homeware

Sussex Wax Melt Co – Perfume Trio – Him

£5

Sussex wax melt co produce beautifully smelling wax melts and this trio is a great try me pack.

Sauvage has top notes of Bergamot and features Ambroxan which creates a luxurious woody scent.

One Million features top notes of grapefruit, blood orange and rose, spiced with cinnamon and mint. Mingling with the soft white woods are patchouli, amber and leather.

Bleu is a dark sophisticated fragrance with herbaceous top notes of lavender, basil, cypress and chamomile freshened with grapefruit, lemon and bergamot resting on an intense woody accord of patchouli, vetiver, sandal, musk, amber and cedarwood.

Pack contains 2 of each scent (6 in total)

Six Yards Out – Arsenal 1991-93 Away Shirt Retro Football Mug

£9.99

This retro Arsenal football Shirt has been brought back to life with a retro football mug. This Arsenal mug is from the 1991, 1992 & 1993 seasons. 

Their retro football mugs are designed to be as close to the shirt as possible and you can also request a shirt of your choice to be made into a mug. They are dishwasher proof and microwave safe.

Asda Photo – Premium Canvas 16×24″ (40x60cm)

£39

Price depends on type of canvas and size

Canvas prints are a great way to brighten up any plain wall. You can choose from a range of single, large or multiple canvases to create the perfect unique gift for him.

The canvas prints from asda are always such great quality and you can stretch them further if required. They are easy to hang up and always look really good.

Find Me A Gift – G Clamp Bottle Opener

£11.99

This G Clamp Bottle Opener is quick and easy to use. Simply clamp it temporarily to a table, bench, counter or shelf (basically the closest thing with a jut to them) and open bottle after bottle with ease, making that drink so much more tasteful and enjoyable. 

This is a great gift if he is into DIY or has an at home bar.

Prezzybox – Sound Asleep iMusic Pillow

£14.99

This soft pillow is not only a place to put your sleepy head but it has speakers built inside so you can relax with no headphones and listen to your music in your pillow.

The speakers are inside of the pillow and make it a lot easier and more comfortable to listen to your music as you nod off. You can slowly drift off listening to your favourite music every night.

All you need to do is connect your pillow to something to play your music from, it’s all connected through the headphone jack!

I really hope I have inspired you and given you some good ideas!

Sarah x

SOS Skincare

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SOS Serum Skincare offers a range of skin care products that help keep skin healthy and protected, designed to complement, and nurture. Their range of products help to soothe, heal and moisturise the skin providing ‘The answer to sensitive skin.’

SOS SPF 50 Sun Cream

This is a great sun cream to use on hour face as is designed to be used on delicate skin and can be used near the eyes if needed. You only need a small amount and it soaks into the skin well. it’s a high factor but this is ideal for your face and for everyday wear during the summer as you really want to protect your skin from harmful rays that can damage and age your face. It also helps to reduce wrinkles and increases your skins firmness!

SOS H2O Day Serum

This is light enough to be used in the day but can also be used at night if you prefer. It has active plant stem cells to stimulate new skin cell production and improve skin elasticity as well as Anti-ageing ingredients that have been shown to reduce wrinkles, improve skin firmness, tone and significantly improve skin hydration.

It soaks well into your skin and you only need a small amount to cover your whole face. It leaves your face looking plumper and more hydrated and I really like the feel of my skin after using it.

SOS Protect Hand Sanitiser

This is a Benzalkonium Chloride-based hand sanitiser rather than Alcohol. Benzalkonium Chloride-based hand sanitisers have a greater sustained antibacterial activity than alcohol-based ones.

SOS Protect dries fast but slightly slower than alcohol-based hand sanitisers allowing more than the minimum contact time for complete efficacious coverage & delivers up to 3 hours of residual protection.

I really like the size of the bottle and the pump dispenser, it gives you the perfect amount you need to use and it doesn’t dry out your hands!

Sarah x

Tips For Choosing Skincare

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We are finally heading into the sunnier part of the year and therefore it is time to get a good skincare routine in place. The change in weather can often leave your skin feeling too dry or too oily – particularly if you keep using the same skincare routine that you were using in the cold winter months filled with time spent indoors and in the bath. When it comes to your skin there are a whole host of things that you need to think about and consider. Below we have put together a list of things you need to think about with your skincare.

Think of what you want it to achieve

There are many things you need to consider when choosing your skincare and the first of these is what you actually want it to achieve. Are you looking for products that will help with how to deal with skin redness? Are you looking to combat acne scarring? Or perhaps you have severely dry skin that you want to sort. No matter the reason there will be something out there that can help, it is just important you tailor your products for what it is that you want to achieve.

Consider what you get for the cost

Some skincare can be ridiculously overpriced so ensure that you are getting the right bang for your buck. It is a good idea to look at other online reviews from people beforehand so you can see if the product you want is really worth it. If the product you have your eye on is really expensive, then it might be worth seeing if you can get a sample size beforehand so you can try it out. This way you can see if it is worth it or not before shelling out on it.

Are there ethical reasons?

Unfortunately, some products out there have been tested on animals, or contain ingredients that aren’t vegan. This is why it is a good idea to do research into a brand before you buy their products, particularly if you haven’t heard of the company before. With so many brands out there, you will be able to find plenty that fit in with your ethical guidelines but you will need to research first.

What are the ingredients?

If you have any sensitivities it is a good idea to check the list of ingredients before buying a product. Even products that you love and use regularly can mix up their ingredients from time to time if they update it, so ensure that you check and compare old and new bottles or pots each time you buy a new one. 

These are just a few tips for choosing skin care products. Taking care of your skin is so important and that is why you need to make sure you make the right decisions. You only have one skin and so you want to take care of it. What are some top skincare rules or tips that you ensure you always adhere to? Let us know!

Sarah x

Guest post: Perry’s Bath Bombs

Guest post:

Hi there, I am Perry and I run an independent bath bomb business, based in Reading UK.

I started my little business as a side-line to my beauty salon. I wanted to produce bath bombs that were suitable for sensitive skins. Especially for children with sensitive skin as my daughter was irritated and allergic to nearly every product on the market. Very frustrating!

This idea then quickly grew into quite a substantial small business. I have been super busy over the 3 lockdowns and have grown my range massively. Due to my beauty salon being closed, I was able to spend more time growing my bath bombs and adding more to my range. I am so grateful for my lovely customers as they have kept the money coming in whilst I am unable to work in my primary business.

I am now very excited to announce I am branching out into wax melts! I have my own electric burner in my beauty salon and I love having different fragrances for my customers whilst they relax in a treatment. I have wanted to make melts for a couple of years now but the bath bombs have taken up all my time!

Initially I am focusing on scents that I already have in my bath bomb range so they can be paired up nicely. My other thought is that if purchasing a gift for a friend, it will be really lovely to be able to pop together a gift box with a mix of bath bombs, wax melts and maybe even a pretty wax burner.

I can ship gifts directly to recipients with a gift card which is also super handy in the height of a global pandemic when we are all locked down most of the time! Anyhow, I hope they will be a hugely successful as my bath bombs because they are lots of fun to make and I can get creative with the appearance and scents. There is no end to the combinations I can make!

My wax melts are vegan and CLP compliant. I spend a lot of time making sure all my products are correctly manufactured and I am fully insured. You can purchase via my website www.perrysbathbombs.com

I am always keen to hear feedback so do let me know if you try any of my new melts! Thanks so much for taking the time to read about me and my little product range.

Perry x

Velvet Bio Skincare

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Velvet Bio provide natural, chemical free and organic cosmetics products to keep your skincare routine simple but effective. Their products are suitable for each and every skin type. Perfect for everyone, no one is left behind. You can use their natural oils as moisturisers, hair conditioners and to treat skin issues.

All of their products are cruelty free and vegan.

Organic Jojoba Oil

£18.99

Jojoba oil is considered to be the perfect moisturiser. It works well on all skin types (dry, oily, combination and normal skin). Its consistency is similar to the consistency of the oils produced by the human skin. It’s full of antioxidants, minerals and contains vitamin E and B.

The benefits of Natural Jojoba Oil are:

– Helps produce collagen

– It’s a great antibacterial and antifungal solution that keeps your skin clear.

– Helps to treat acne scars and sunburn

I have been using this on my face and body to try and help with scarring and skin issues and it has really helped. You only need a small amount and it soaks into your skin really well. Using this every few nights on my acne scarring on my chin has really helped to improve the appearance of the skin and help the scars heal quicker.

Facial Serum

£18.99

This facial serum is suitable for sensitive skin and non-comedogenic. It thicken the dermis, to naturally ease fine lines and is essential for firm, youthful skin improving wrinkles on the skin.

This serum is great if you are wanting to help improve the sign of wrinkles or as a preventative. It’s important to start using anti ageing products before you feel you need them as it’s easy to prevent signs of ageing than it is to reverse them.

Using a facial serum like this makes your skin look plumper and more hydrated as well as making your skin look more youthful.

Sarah x