If there’s one beauty staple you should carry with you it’s the Dr Lipp Original Nipple Balm.


This is one of those products I’ve been using since a pr introduced it to me a while back. I’ve converted a lot of people over in recent times to use this multi-purpose balm.  Here’s some of the reasons why you’ll love to use Dr Lipp.

  1. 100% natural.
  2. No parabens, sulphates, additives, mineral oils or petrochemicals.
  3. Cruelty Free.
  4. Fits neatly into your pocket or laptop bag.
  5. Fragrance free so suitable for the most sensitive of skins.

Dr Lipp acts as an intensive moisture surge, instantly calming, soothing and hydrating lips, skins, brows, including smoothing out split ends. Dr Lipp Multi – Purpose Balm £12, 15ml, available Space NK  and Dr Lipp. 

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BRIT Brand Nathalie Bond Organics for the most sensitive of skins.

wp_20160923_10_00_00_pro3848568-3I found Nathalie Bond Organics through a Mash PR Christmas in July press event.  This brand will be offering special packaged festive gifts for all the family leading up to December. I’ve been using the Skin Balm Extra Sensitive and it’s consistency is more than just an average balm. It’s soft and has a fine consistency that soothes, calms and hydrates all in one go. It’s such a beautiful balm and hand made to order which makes this range extra special. The product above has ingredients of Apricot Kernel and Jojoba oils combined with Calendula infused Sunflower seed oil that soothes and protects the skin. It’s completely unscented so gentle enough to be applied on babies including nappy rash and general use on young children. The beauty of an unscented balm offers the versatility for use on any type of skin condition.

The product range is extensive and includes the most fabulous natural soaps in block and liquid that cleanse the hair, face, body, hands and the kitchen sink, essential oil candles, divine body scrubs, lip balm’s for men, women and children… If you’re planing to give a gift to someone you love for a Birthday, Christmas or the birth of a new baby .. Nathalie Bond Organics has everything to help lift the spirits as a gift that’s practical, ethical and offers absolute well being..

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Nathalie Bond Organics donates a percentage of its profits to World Vision, who support children in some of the poorest communities in the world.  Instagram @NathalieBond  Blog News NathalieBond

My favourite skin care products for very sensitive skins from Holland & Barrett.

2nd imageThere’s never been a better time for home grown UK based skin care companies for the most sensitive of skins. It was almost impossible to find products back in the day that really worked on your skin unless you made your own.  I know a lot about eczema and about the skin in general as i trained as a beauty therapist and also suffered skin problems for many years. I had the good fortune of being introduced to an amazing homeopath who totally removed all my allergies and eczema and even made his own very hydrating moisturizer. That’s another story for another time. If you have babies, children, parents, siblings who suffer real issues with their skins on the face and body then i would completely vote for these products. I have a very sensitive skin that itches easily and with these products i felt a sense of comfort, soothing and real hydration when applied to skin that is red, angry, extremely dry, sore and very itchy all at the same time. These products can be found in your local Holland & Barrett.

PurePotions Skin Salvation Intensive Moisturizing Ointment – A complete skin saver as it comforts, soothes sore very dry skin, highly hydrating and feels soft and smooth. I really love this product and had the chance to try it out for myself. Highly recommended for Eczema & Psoriasis without a doubt.

Beauty Kitchen’s Abyssinian Oil  Aroma Facial Concentrate – This has to be one of the most moisturizing skin oils i have ever used on my skin. It feels and smells delicious. Just add a little bit to your daily moisturizer or night cream to add an extra boost.

Saaf Pure Organic Skincare – I tried the Pure Face Cleanser and comes with an Organic cotton face cloth. This feels and smells absolutely delicious and would imagine the extended product range would be as comforting, protecting and moisturizing.

Through my experience the creams that doctors offer will not have the same effect on skins that need a lot of tender loving care especially for babies and children. So hopefully you will choose some of these products above and try them for yourself. It’s only with trail and error that you ever make the right choices.

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Stila’s Impressionist make-up for Spring/Summer 2016.

StilaLooking for a natural glowing finish effect for your skin this Spring/Summer 2016 then Stila have what you’re looking for Stila UK.

Liquid foundations tend to be more sensitive to skin tone and offer a realistic colour match and cover for the face.  There’s  a sensitivity to this type of consistency that makes it perfect for the photo finish and ultra close up scrutiny for brides on their wedding day.  So when this press release was sent to me about the Radiance-Enhancing Foundation Aqua Glow Serum Foundation £34.50,  i knew it would be a winner.  It’s added skin enhancers create a soft, silky and lightweight feeling on the skin perfect for a photo silky finish for brides.

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Concealers offer extra coverage on the skin whether you apply it before or after the base. The Ultra Glow Serum Concealer £19 matches the consistency of the base you use so that the effect is seamless and flawless. Usually applied to the areas around the eyes and lids ( use as a primer to cut costs), around the nose and sometimes if there’s high colour over the cheeks, works well as a lip primer too.

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Convertible Color Dual lip & Cheek Palettes £29, available in two different colour themes Sunrise Splendor & Sunset Serenade. For the consumer of all skin tones these palettes offer you plenty of versatility that can be interchanged for lips & cheeks and very portable. It’s a product that with a finger tip can be easily applied. Although with a good make-up brush the colour can be built up gradually for a much stronger more definite finish. palette

Stila’s Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks £16, have added further colours to the line up this season.  Long-lasting up to six hours, creamy-matte colour, and a lightweight, comfortable texture. These lip colours are rich in colour with added Vitamin E and Avocado Oil to keep the lips soft & supple. Stila is one of my favourite brands so have a look online for the latest news and offers online from Stila UK. 
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Visit Covent Garden Simple Skin pop up concept store today 21st May & tomorrow 22nd May 2015.

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Simple Skin’s pop up concept store in Covent Garden open’s today Thursday 21st & Friday 22nd from 9am/8pm. All the experts will be on hand to help you select products perfect for your skin.  Including the chance to make a Simple Skin image like the one below with artist Sophia Langmead and taste the goodies on show above. I’ve always liked Simple products and have given these to students when teaching trainee make-up artists who can afford to buy these products. One of my favourites is Kind to Skin Illuminating Radiance Cream.  Take a look online Simple. or just simply visit!
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NEW Early Defence skincare from No7 helps to maintain and protect the skin for later years.

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I think most people understand the effects of the sun on the skin and most of the damage is made in the early years. Using sun screen is very important to prevent long term damage and skin cancers. This new range from No7 Early Defence Skincare range offers the age group 25-30 years a chance to help maintain and keep the skin looking younger and in good condition, whilst helping to protect against UVA and environmental damage.

Dr Mike Bell, Skincare Scientific Advisor for Boots UK, says “Protecting your skin for the sun and environmental stress is really important, particularly if you want to proactively delay the signs of ageing.  With Double Defence technology we have created a powerful and broad-spectrum antioxidant complex which had been designed to neutralise damaging free radicals that cause the skin oxidative stress, helping you to keep your skin looking younger for longer.”

The patent of Double Defence includes ingredients of Ginseng, Mulberry Vitamin C, Lipochroman, Vitamin C, Rice peptides and Alfalfa which all help towards protecting and repair along with N0  7’s unbeatable 5* UVA technology offering the skin advanced daily protection from the sun and environmental stress to help it look younger for longer.

The NEW line up consists of No7 Early Defence Day Cream £19.50,  No7 Early Defence Night Cream £19.50,  No7 Early Defence Eye Cream £13.50.

From the trials made over a two week period more than 90% of women found it super light and gentle on the skin, 85% felt they were looking after their skin longterm and 80% said their skins were more radiant after this time. Time for you to try for yourself.

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Loving the New Simple Micellar Water as an all round cleanser.

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Absolutely loving my Simple Micellar water as an all round refresher cleanser.  It instantly removes all traces of make-up whilst cleansing further dirt and grime collected during the day leaving the skin feeling soft, hydrated and super clean. I highly recommend this product for all make-up artists who need something quick to prepare for make-up application for men and women. It’s a product to carry at all times. Simple Kind to Skin Micellar Cleansing Water £4.99.

Further information on Simple Micellar Water .