Friday 12 August 2016

Things I am loving right now

New lifestyle products
How can we already be in August! Weeks are just flying by. I hope your all having a lovely Summer. Share below in the comments what you've been up too?

In the UK our summer has been a really mixed bag with lots of rain, thunder interspersed with baking sunshine. It has made knowing what to wear really difficult and as a result I have been caught out quite a few times. Life lesson number one a white t-shirt in the rain is not a good look as it shows your bra, flip flops are also not appropriate footwear in the rain they become floats. 

In today's post I thought I would share some new products I've been using and loving over the last couple of months.  

1. Moa Fortifying Green Bath Potion (£27.50)  
Moa Fortifying Green Bath Potion
Nothing beats a soothing soak in the bath tub. I love baths they are the perfect way to relax and unwind. Since having Noah however finding the time for a bath has really become a real luxury. There just isn't much time to relax and unwind, so when I do get any time for a bath it's an occasion and I like to go all out. 
I've been loving my new bottle of Moa fortifying green bath potion. The first thing to say is that this little green bottle packs a punch, you don't need much as it goes a very long way. Three capfuls is perfect and it fills the bath with a refreshing peppermint scent and the whole house smells of it too. 

The inclusion of sweet birch is great for de-stressing and easing tired muscles. It is also suitable for sensitive skin, Vegetarians and Vegans too. 
Bubble bath
This really is the perfect bath potion for winter and also if you have a cold as the peppermint and steam from the bath help clear your sinus.

It makes a nice change to have a very different bath soak that isn't the usual over sweet offering. 

2.Zelens Lip Oil (£40)
In the Winter my lips get dry, crack and become really sore. I have my Winter lip care down to a fine art now with Nuxe Rêve de Miel (£9.50) and Blistex relief cream. 

That's very nice Lucy get to the point, well I did wonder if there was a lip treatment that I could use in the Summer to prepare my lips and get them Winter ready. 

Zelens lip oil

Zelens lip oil is the perfect remedy. It has nine 
wonderful oils which are meant to help cellular repair, regeneration and calm signs of irritation. I've been putting it on at night for over two months now and it has been great at moisturising and hydrating my lips they feel much softer and really smooth. 

3.Sunday Riley Good Genes (£85)
Everyone raves about Sunday Riley and if I'm honest I was a little bit dismissive that it was probably all just hype. But after almost a year I have finally succumbed to the hype and jumped on the proverbial bandwagon with a purchase of Good Genes and I am so glad that I did. 

Sunday Riley
Having a baby that doesn't sleep after a while takes its toll on your skin. Mine has been looking rather sorry for itself for the last seven months; tired, seriously dehydrated and with frequent hormonal spot breakouts. 

When trying to choose which Sunday Riley product to buy I must admit that I was a little overwhelmed. There has been lots written and shared about the Luna Sleeping Night Oil but this seemed more aimed at anti-ageing, vanishing fine lines and wrinkles. Now whilst I need this too, at the moment the main need is a good moisturiser and something that brightens, so I opted for Good Genes. 
Good Genes
Now there are a few things to be aware of, if you have sensitive skin you will need to consider if this is the right product for you. I have really sensitive skin and whilst it tingles putting it on for me, it might react differently on your skin. 

The second thing to note is that it has a strong smell. Some people have said that it is reminiscent to lemon! I'm not sure about that one, it smells very chemical but I personally don't find it offensive. 

I use two small pumps twice a week and have really noticed a difference, my skin is brighter, smoother and I definitely have less spots. Whilst this is an expensive product for me it is a definite repurchase, there is not another product I have found that has worked so well and in such a short amount of time.  

What products are you loving right now? Any good recommendations?

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  1. MMMM I love things that have a strong smell! I don't get why people are so against them! You have expensive taste :D

    Corinne x

    1. I'm with you I don't really see the point of toiletries without a strong smell. I prefer to save up my money and buy a product I love than lots of products I will never use Lucy x

  2. I really like the sound of that last one! I am always looking for something to make my skin look a bit fresher. If you are looking for something new, I quite like dabbing on the estee lauder primer for a brighter skin.

    1. Ooh I will have to have a look at the primer. The Sunday Riley Good Genes works brilliantly Lucy x

  3. Oh no, blooming English summers!! You just can't trust them can you?? I find that flip flops are the best footwear though as at least when they fill with water they're easy to dry off again (unlike my poor Converse which have acquired a very unsavoury smell since getting absolutely drenched...) Oooh that bath soak sounds fantastic, what a gorgeous luxury! I only ever use Sanex as my skin can be quite sensitive but probably a naughty bubble bath once in a while can't hurt?? xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua : Travel, Food, Italy

    1. I'm not sure where our summer went! Converse are awful when they get wet I have had a few pairs that have had to go to the trainer graveyard. Sanex is lovely and perfect for sensitive skin. Have a change every now and then is also good Lucy x

  4. The bath potion sounds so good - I agree that it's lovely when you find something different (and I bet the peppermint smells amazing!) xx


    1. The peppermint is lovely and best of all animal and cruelty testing free Lucy x

  5. I tried out the MOA Potion at a hotel in Kent, it's quite tingly isn't it! Loved the aroma and would also consider getting the Sunday Riley facial oil