They say Eat it.. Wear It.. Swear By It..Vita Coco Coconut Oil 100% Raw, Organic & Extra Virgin Cold Pressed..

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The first time i found Extra Virgin 100% Cold Pressed Organic Vita Coco Coconut Oil happened to be in a goodie bag given out at Kinky Octopus press event in Soho around the corner from Berwick Street Market London  .  In true Brasilian party style we were offered Caipirinha’s,  Pão de queijo, some of my favourite Brasilian food & drink… On display were beautiful colourful wrist bands  “Lembrança do Senhor do Bonfim da Bahia”   which refers to the good life…these wrist bands are very synonymous with Bahia Brasil and is the backdrop of a place that’s full of culture, creativity and immense colour.

I finally got round to opening the jar and instinctively applied it to my face before reading the label, and then felt horrified when i discovered it was used for cooking, baking & frying. Thankfully  it went on to say, “Goes beyond the call of beauty as a moisturizer and hair conditioner,” and spread it on your toast! Really! 🙂

Lots of people around the world have used coconut oil for many years, countries such as Indonesia, Australia, Philippines, Caribbean, India…. It can be used to soothe, calm and hydrate the skin & hair all in one go including offering an anti – bacterial agent for wounds and sunburn. Massage into the hair & scalp helping those affected by a dry scalp & dandruff. As an insect repellent just add a little peppermint oil which keeps away the bugs.  Then there’s the cooking element to add to the endless list of benefits…There’s only one precaution to using this product and that’s NOT to sit directly in the sun without any UV sun protection. You will burn no matter how much melanin pigment you have in your skin. Protecting yourself from direct sunlight is very important to very healthy skin long-term.

I really enjoy using this product and know many people who love it too….as the saying goes ( sent to me by the PR) Eat it. Wear It. Swear By It.

Have a look online Vita Coco Coconut Oil..

Vita Coco Coconut Oil is available at Amazon, Boots, Holland & Barrett, Ocado.com, Selfridges, Tesco, Urban Outfitters & Wholefoods.

Available in three sizes: 250ml & 500ml glass jars, 750ml PET jar. RRPs:  250ml from £5.99,  500ml from £9.99 & 750ml from £14.50

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The Organic Pharmacy Homeopathic & natural health heros for summer hols & honeymoons.

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Homeopathic lineupWhether you’re a homeopathic believer or not these remedies will help any typical summer/travel health problems without having to resort to doctors meds. As a regular user of Homeopathic remedies and continue to enjoy the benefits they bring to my health over the years. Here’s some top tips on how to use the remedies above and what to do.

1. Make sure you never touch any of the tablets or the inside of the cap. Gently tip two tablets into the cap and then onto the tongue.  Let them dissolve gradually under the tongue. Always keep containers away from direct sunlight, strong fragrances, and the coolest place possible & keep them completely dry.

2. No eating or drinking ( apart from water)  up to 10-20 min either side of taking the remedy if possible.

3. If the problem is acute then take them every 20 min until it subsides & water is fine to drink.

There’s no side effects to taking these remedies so children, babies and loved pets would all benefit.

Lastly, insects either love or hate you, so if you’re one of these people who get bitten on a regular basis, a natural Insect Repellent spray £6.50 will keep them away.

Prices for the above remedies,  Jet Lag – Arnica, Coccolus 30c £12.95, Heat Rash – Urtica Sol Complex £12.95, Travel Sickness – Tabaccum Petroleum Cocculus 30c £12.95, Tummy Troubles – Aloe, Ars, Alb, Iris, Podophyllum 6c £12.95  & just below for Sun Burn – Urtica, Sol 30c £12.95.

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For further information on these and other Homeopathic remedies just click on the link. Organic Pharmacy.

Debenhams Beauty Hall Summer Hot List July 2015.

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Just a quick round up of some of make-up items you’ll find over the counter in the beauty hall’s of Debenhams. These are some of my favourites in the line up Make-up Forever Aqua Liner £16, Too Faced Melted Lipstick £19 and Benefits They’re Real Push -up Liner £18.50.   Debenhams Beauty.

Clarins “Garden Escape” spring/summer make-up collection 2015.

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Clarins Garden Escape Makeup Collection Press Release 2015
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In true style Clarins floral inspired make-up collection focuses on offering a sheer, natural subtle finish. A Limited Edition spring/summer 6-colour eye palette £32   either use straight from the palette or slightly dampen to add a stronger effect. Blusher Prodige 08 Sweet Rose £26 is soft, fresh with a majority matt and part iridescent blush to sculpt and highlight all in one go.

The Crayon Khol Eye Pencil 09 Intense Green £17 can be added inside the lower lash and the immediate eye area softened by a brush on the opposite end of the pencil.

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New Joli Rouge Brilliant Sheer Shine Lipstick £19 is moisturising, soft, shiny, vibrant and bright.

lipstick joli rougeNew colours added 22 Coral Dahlia & 23 Rose Petal.

Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector £18 Introduces six New Shades, 01 Rose, 02 Coral, 03 MyPink, 04 Orange, 05 Red, 06 Rosewood.

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New Limited Edition Instant Lip Light Comfort Oil £18 rich in hazelnut oil, mirabelle & organic jojoba oils that adds a sheer wash of colour softens the lip, and as the name suggests a subtle flavour of 01 Honey and 02 Raspberry (only online).  The Garden Escape make-up collection available on counter & online.
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New Glo & Ray make-up range offers a simple approach towards colour.

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Recently i’ve come across make-up brands that were created with Indian/ Asian skin tones in mind.  This means good colour schemes offering corals, reds and bright strong pigments.  I find brighter colours create fresher looking skin whatever your skin tone and work perfectly well in the summer months.

Here’s the line up!   Blusher Luna Maroon 501 £11, Mousse eye shadow caramel Candy 452 £11 ( I love to use myself ),  Lipstick Coral Whisper a creamy Matte Lip colour £12 & a Wonderland Hydrating lip Gloss £10 offering a shiny gloss.  On the site you will find a collection of colours and products for use all year round!    Glo&Ray

The latest summer make-up news from No7 and the NEW Protect & Perfect Advanced & Intense Serums.

No7 Protect & Perfect Serum No7 Brilliantly BareNo7 Instant Radiance BronzerLash Impact 1No7 Lip Crayon in Tropical BeachNo7 BB Lips - Gay GeraniumNo7 Gel Nails - Orange SpiceNo7 summer nails Going into Boots can be very overwhelming when looking for make-up. So here’s a short cut to a few items recently launched from N07 that are completely worth your while for the summer months ahead.

The NEW Protect & Perfect Advanced £24.95 and Intense Serums £24.95 just went on sale to great acclaim.  Layering a serum under your moisturizer is very fashionable nowadays and works very well under your make-up. It makes a big difference to the application and finish of your make-up. Having used this product for the last five weeks i can actually say it’s made a difference to the over all look and texture of the skin around the eyes, face and neck.  It feels silky smooth, softer and well hydrated with a slight glow. I would highly recommend using this product under a day and night moisturizer for at least six weeks to reap the benefits.

For the summer months ahead look out for these make-up items when visiting your local Boots. Brilliantly Bare Beauty Enhancer £12.50 is perfect if you prefer not to use foundations or tinted moisturizers (it can be used for a flawless finish under your make-up base) and during the summer months it will offer the perfect solution as it’s silky smooth and evens out all skin tones. The NEW No7 Instant Radiance Bronzer £9.95 is easily applied with the fingertips over the cheek bones and great as a summer highlighter/bronzer. For the lashes No7’s NEW Lash Impact Mascara £13.50 is available in black and black/brown. For the lips look out for the NEW No7 High Shine Lip Crayon in Tropical Beach £9.00 and the NEW No7 BB Lips in Geranium £9.00, in fact this can be used as a cream blusher try some on your finger tips and add a little to the cheeks it really brightens up the complexion. To finish and for colourful nails try the NEW No7 Gel-Look Shine Nail in Summer Holiday, Mint Treat, NEW Orange Spice and the special edition Lemon Drop £7.

The No7 Summer Collection is available exclusively in Boots and on
Boots.com .