Wabiskincare – coffee and sweet orange body scrub review

Wabi, ethical coffee based skincare brand. Good for you and the environment, Wabi work with local speciality coffee roasters then combines this with fair trade oils and butters to create fantastic products.

The body scrubs come in two themes sweet orange and coffee and mocha and peppermint. I was gifted the sweet orange coffee scrub to review for my readers!20170729_122856.jpg

I am a massive supporter of environmentally friendly products and natural based beauty care, Wabi don’t contain microbeads, palm oil, chemicals etc. What they do include are organic ingredients, biodegradable exfoliaters and luxurious oils ! it’s a winner 😉

First off the fragrance from the scrub is lovely, the texture is nice and you can feel your dead skin being exfoliated away while you rub yourself down with the mixture. It also felt very friendly on my skin, no redness 😊

Your skin is exfoliated and soft after use and the oils in the scrub work so perfectly together to hydrate your skin, making it look shiny and soft. A small amount of the scrub goes a long way and the jar would last months it’s a perfect body scrub and I would highly recommend this product to you. If you would like to try wabi skincare you can use code : WABIBEAUTYBLOGGER for 20 percent off any order 😉

* Gifted product for review

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Rainbow room international Dyson launch night

Rainbow room international is the only salon in Scotland to be selected to work with the new revolutionary Dyson hairdryer, each of their twelve salons have been kitted out with a Dyson supersonic at each Stylist station.

The award winning rainbow room team held an exclusive event in the Glasgow city center academy salon. Inviting local fashion and beauty bloggers/press to enjoy a Dyson experience on the house.

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It was a fabulous evening with fizz and cupcakes, I really loved my cute Dyson cupcake! so cute 🌟💕 I was taken over to the sink straight away and received a lovely head massage. We got started right away, prior to this night I’d never even saw a Dyson hairdryer.

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So I had a blow dry done with the Dyson supersonic no cuts or colour ! Afterwards my colour looks different but it was just the way the Stylist curled it when she was finalist. My Stylist was so nice to talk to, she explained how to Dyson hairdryer worked and all the benefits etc.

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The Dyson was so silent we could overhear everyone’s conversations in the salon 😯😉 Also it didn’t seem to get too hot, sometimes when I visit a hairdresser I find it to warm so this was definitely a bonus.

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Yes I’m aware I wore a little to much eye makeup that night 😉😀 As I was one of the first to artive, my Stylist had nearly done my hair while everyone else was still going. Beforehand I was asked what style I’d like my hair so I asked for straight at top with wavy curls at bottom. Once the others saw they all started copying my Stylist and me and coming over and saying how wonderful my hair looked 😀 The thing is I knew it looked really good, my Stylist done a fantastic job. So thank you 💕🌟

Above pictures: me posing and then at the right me holding the Dyson supersonic, was just curious as to how it felt to hold. It does feel so different to the usual hairdryers 😕 so I think it would take a while to get to grips with it.

The big picture above I toke before I went along and the three bottom ones are after I came home! See the colour and quality of the shine. Beforehand my hair looked dark dull and lifeless 😢

Overall I was so elated with the results from the Dyson hairdryer and my experience at the salon 😁 The Dyson hairdryer is defiantly the future 🌟

* I received a complimentary experience at the salon in order to give my honest opinion on the Dyson hairdryer

 

Epsom salt detox bath experience 🔥✅🌟

IMG_20170720_225405_349.jpgFor a long time I had wanted to try epsom salts and dead Sea salts. A friend of mine recommended detox baths etc, they said they felt dizzy leaving the bath and I thought it must be all make believe because how could it work ?

Now after my experience I am a believer !😂

So I picked up some epsom salts in napiers the herbalists, and had the first bath. During it I did become very tired and relaxed almost sedated at one point and then nothing… after I came out I felt drained a little and had to lie down, then later on in the evening I felt the calmest I had been in weeks and also everything seemed brighter and I felt more alert.

The package I had was small but I had more for another bath, round two 😅😜

The second one was very different I didn’t feel relaxed as I had te first one but I sweated a little more than usual during it. Afterward my skin looked fab 😁 and omg I had to lie down straight after I felt so relaxed as if I had drunk whiskey. It was a fantastic floaty peacefully feeling !🌟😍

I would recommend epsom salts to anyone now 😝 I’d love to hear others experiences or uses for epsom salts. As I have read online it can treat multiple ailments 🔥

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Experts tips on getting a good night sleep

*Daytime habits and Practices*

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Good sleep hygiene begins the moment you wake up. Developing positive daily routines will pave the way for regular good quality sleep for you and your child. The experts at Natural Mat have put together their top tips on getting a good night’s sleep.

Exercise during the day

Excess energy can cause restlessness at night. So daily exercise will help you use up excess energy.

Also, exercise promotes blochemicals such as endorphins, endocannabinolds and neurotransmitters, all of which can help reduce stress and anxiety.

Other benefits of regular exercise include more confidence, a distraction from worries and an improvement of overall health.

Expose yourself to sunlight

Make sure you get enough sunlight during the day. This promotes higher levels of melatonin which is essential; for maintaining a healthy circadian rhythm. Its important that your baby

Sunlight can also help you get more Vitamin D. Some studies suggest that Vitamin D has a positive influence on sleep.

Don’t take long naps during the day

There are differing opinions about day – napping. However, the general advice is to avoid it altogether because it can disrupt your circadian rhythm. However, if you do nap during the day, make it no longer than 20 minutes.

Stay out of the bedroom

Get out of bed and stay out. The idea is to associate your bedroom with sleep and sex only. So if you work from home, don’t have your office or work space in the bedroom.

Develop a healthy, balanced diet

The right foods contain compounds that promote sleep. So good nutrition is an essential part of sleep hygiene.

Tip: Eat protein foods high in tryptophan, an amino acid that promotes melatonin. Pumpkin seeds, chicken, cheese, nuts, lentils, oats, beans and effs are considered high tryptophan foods.

Have an afternoon cut-off point for caffeine

As you probably know, caffeine is a stimulant. If you’re a regular coffee-head be disciplined and stop drinking tea and coffee early on in the day. Better still, give up.

But do so gradually as caffeine can be addictive and can produce withdrawal symptoms.

In the hours leading up to bedtime

This is an important time. The body need stop wind down and get prepared for sleep.

Avoid deep or emotionally upsetting discussions

This can fill your mind with all kinds of thoughts that will keep you awake. Be disciplined. If a loved one is being insistent, politely remind them that this isn’t the best time.

Or anything else that’s stimulating such as mobile phones. The blue light from these devices inhibits the development of melatonin and makes it harder for you to fall asleep.

Avoid caffeine, alcohol and nicotine

Caffeine and nicotine are both stimulants – avoid them at all costs. If you haven’t managed to establish a cut-off point for your caffeine intake, ideally at least 3 hours before sleep.

Establish healthy bedtime rituals

· A warm bath at set times

· Practice mindfulness techniques such as meditation

· Light Reading

· Gentle Yoga and Pilates

Sleep Environment

Many modern-day bedrooms are actually unsuitable for good – quality sleep. Research shows that improving your sleep environment can vastly improve our chances of getting a good night’s rest.

Quite, dark and cool

Darkness helps your body get the most out of sleep. Getting rid of noises and keeping the temperature cool will make you more comfortable. If you live in a noisy, light-polluted area try:

· Thicker curtains

· Earplugs

· An eye mask

Go to bed naked

Evidence suggests that going to bed naked improves your quality of sleep. It helps your body regulate its temperature, meaning your sleep will not be disturbed by being too hurt.

Get rid of electronics

Now that you’ve conditioned yourself to associate the bedroom with sleep and sex, it’s time to ask: do I really need all this gadgetry in here? Keeping your bedroom clear of this stuff will help reinforce the associations will keep you out of temptations way.

Do not take your problems to bed

This is about creating a good inner environment. When you go to bed, leave your problems at the door. Whatever inner conflicts you have, make a truce and establish peacetime. This will help you sleep better. You can always pick up the ‘mental fight’ the next day.

Spend 10-15 mins each day writing down your worries and how you are going to deal with them. If worrisome thoughts enter your mind just as you are going to bed, you can remind yourself that you are dealing with the issues.

Comfortable Bedding

Good quality bedding is essential for a good night’s sleep. Being comfortable helps you relax. This in turn helps you nod off.

There are different factors to look out for when choosing the right bedding. Here are the most important:

· Breathable: A well – ventilated mattress keeps you more comfortable by allowing body heat to escape.

· Hypo – Allergenic: Allergies can keep you awake at night. If you are allergic to common fibres, it’s important you choose bedding with anti-allergy protection.

· Anti-dust mites: Products that prevent dust mites from colonising your bed are available on the market. Worth considering since the little critters can irritate your skin and disrupt your sleep.

Trying to sleep

Most of us have been there at some point: We’re in bed and yet we cannot switch off. This can be especially frustrating when we have important events the next day.

Do not clock watch

Naturally, as you lie there trying to sleep, you will worry about time. However, don’t do it. Watching the clock will just cause more anxiety and make it harder for you to drift off.

Do not try and force yourself to sleep

It will have the reverse effect. Instead, conjure up pleasant scenes in your mind’s eye and forget about falling asleep.

Worrying only makes it worse

Just resign yourself to the idea that it’s already late and there is nothing you can do about it. You will be surprised how this will lift the load and help you relax.

 

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5 ways to fake that holiday glow

Let’s face it, I think we’d all prefer to be sunning ourselves somewhere tropical, cocktail in one hand, book in the other, but with so many of us strapped for cash, busy with work or with non-negotiable family plans, it’s hard to find the time for that getaway!

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You may not get that week away in the tropics, but you can sure enough trick people into thinking you’ve been away, the experts at Ellipse Beauty UK have put together 5 simple and easy hacks to fake that holiday glow.

1) Fake bake it

Probably the easiest way to fake that holiday glow is by investing in a decent face and body tan, ideally a gradual tanner as this will give you a more natural glow without the orange tinge or tiger streaks. It’s also recommended to purchase a separate face tanner, as these are tailor made for the delicate skin on your face so wont clog your pores or make you look cakey, perhaps opt for one with a little shimmer in for that added glow.

2) Drink up

It’s no secret that drinking 8 glasses of water a day is the simplest and cheapest way to keep    your skin hydrated and looking fresh, however managing to drink this much can prove difficult when you lead such a busy life. Try keeping a reusable water bottle by your desk so you remember to top up each day and you will have a glowing complexion in no time.

3) Facial Sprays

Hydrating facial sprays are perfect for busy woman who need to top up their skin hydration levels on the go. A quick spritz all over the face and neck instantly gives you a glowing complexion, eliminates that tight feeling and allows your skin to breathe.

4) Bronze goddess

It’s time to invest in a really good cream bronzer, using a cream texture rather than a powder will make your skin look so much more natural and won’t leave you looking cakey. Contour it over the darker areas of your face to give your complexion a deeper glow as well as shaping your facial contours.

5) Add a dash of Lemon

It’s a bit of an old school trick, but if you’re a natural blonde, squeezing lemon juice all over your hair will naturally bleach it blonde, so If you can’t afford highlights, this is the perfect way to give your hair a blonde boost and allow it to look as if it’s caught the sun.

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Colour Summer Blogger Event at St Enoch Centre

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Some of Glasgow’s top Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle Bloggers enjoyed an evening of previewing new and existing products available within the st enoch centre, there were also racks and stalls of the latest summer fashion pieces on display which are available from all the outlets within the mall. It was a fantastic evening and I had a great time !

The food table and flower display was gorgeous, there was plenty of champagne to go around. Everyone had a great time trying on makeup from no7, smashbox, kat von d etc. We also got some samples to take home from some of the brands. Id never saw or heard of some products like the dr murad sunscreen which I thought was really impressive and I also discoverd shades of lipgloss I never thought were possible at the NYX table. It was fantastic chatting to the professionals about all things beauty and lifestyle!

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I spent a while at the benefituk table and got to try on the 3d browtones and the new blushers/bronzers. I would be interested in using these products again 10 out of 10 !

It was a brill event! Thanks for inviting me xxx

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Brakes For Beauty

One of my first “brakes for beauty” (even though I didn’t know that is what I would be calling it at the time) happened in 2015 and was at Donaldson Farms in Hackettstown, New Jersey. It is a farm that grows sunflowers – fields and fields of sunflowers. The reason I had “braked” that week was because of my grandmother. She has passed away at 93 years old. To give you an idea of who she was …

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Now, knowing my grandmother – she would tell me to take five minutes to cry then to get up, wash my face, and move on. She had a tough love mentality, but I think independence is one of the most selfless gifts a person could give to their children (or grandchildren). It reminds me of a quote by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are…

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