Xmas gift ideas: love your skin & treat it to Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Cell Revitalise Rose Mask

As temperatures plummet, our skin deserves to be pampered and that’s why the latest launch from the British beauty brand Aurelia Probiotic SkincareCell Revitalise Rose Mask should become your ultimate indulgence during and after the party season or a beautiful gift that you might consider giving to women you care about. After all what is beauty if it isn’t spread generously, like magic dust ?


To start with, Aurelia Cell Revitalise Rose Mask delivers botanicals and probiotics to the skin, reducing inflammation and restoring balance to the skin which might be struggling due to cold temperatures outside, warm radiators inside and lifestyle, as well as environmental stress. The mask will hydrate your skin ( make sure you drink enough water and herbal teas during the day ) and sooth it, as well as your tired senses and mind at the end of the day.

Damask Rose Absolute produces an exquisitely scented floral note, adding a warm serenity to the blend. What you can expect is a dewy, luminous complexion with added anti-ageing benefits. When the mask was developed, it was inspired by ancient Ayurvedic restorative therapies, which aim to deeply relax you. Alongside

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For the love of bees: Therapi Honey Skincare

All it takes is one teaspoon of honey to help start your day the right way-add it to a glass of warm water, along with the juice of half a lemon and drink it first thing in the morning-it will increase your immunity, help to balance your gut flora and will ‘wake you up’ naturally. Honey contains over 300 of enzymes & vitamins, including B, C, calcium, iodine and phosphorus and even water, so why did no one thing of creating a skincare line around it? Oh wait, one woman did, her name is Tanya Hawkes, she is a bee keeper with over 25 years of experience and she is also a founder of the pure honey range called Therapi Honey Skincare.


Therapi launched its face skincare range at the 2013 Natural & Organic Products show and then Content Well-being store hosted a beautiful presentation ( they stock the whole range in their Marylebone store, as well as online ), on the rooftop of Soho House in early September. The sun shone, the conversation flowed and men and women of all ages seemed riveted by the jars of honey and Therapi austere white packaging, which reminds me of old school apothecaries that still retain the air of mystery, wonder and discovery.


The range is very gentle ( Tania herself used to suffer from hypersensitive skin, as well as eczema, so her research was thorough and all-encompassing ) but it offers wonderfully moisturising and healing benefits. How do I know? Well, I ‘intentionally’ used it on my post-summer skin and continued to do so as temperatures started to plummet. Happy to report that the products work beautifully in different climates and different temperatures, yet remain effective and nurturing, like honey itself.


There are three honey product lines within Therapi honey skincare range: Rose Otto ( suitable for normal & dry skin; comprises Honey Gel Cleanser, Hydrating Facial Toner, Honey Moisturiser and one of brand’s best-sellers,

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Xmas Gift Ideas ( Beauty ): Bodhi, Georgia Louise, Ilia, Kjaer Weis, Nourish Skin, RMS Beauty & Rouge Bunny Rouge

Whether you believe in magic or not, it is beginning to feel a lot like Xmas with the decorations going up, jingle bells playing and the air smelling of burning logs, marshmallows and hot chocolate. Festive season brings along the need and the desire to shop for gifts, so I thought I might start throwing some ideas out, like snowballs.

Rouge Bunny Rouge: I discovered this beauty brand earlier this year and feel that the products, as well as the amazing linguistic descriptions that are at the core of the brand, will make any woman happy when she receives them. With Christmas come various parties and what better way to enhance your own look then by emphasising your eyes. Rouge Bunny Rouge Nocturnal Ink ( newly launched this month ) is a beautiful satin eyeliner that feels like a Japanese calligraphy pen in your hand. This eyeliner ink provides a sleek, precise application that dries up very quickly. Dot the colour between the lashes along the lash line so you have a ‘fuller’ line that will give your eyes a more magnetic emphasis. The eyeliner works well even on sensitive eyes and has been both dermatalogically, as well as ophthalmologically approved. The ink comes in three shades-sooth black, deep ebony brown and midnight petrol blue, so you are bound to find the one that will compliment any eye colour.


When I first tried the eyeliner, just on its own, a few hours later the line was a little smudged, so I got in touch with RBR team and received lots of helpful and practical tips, like ‘try priming your eyelid. Of course everyone’s skin is different, but RBR make-up artists and team use the liners with RBR Long-lasting Eye Shadow’ or ‘a hint of powder also works perfectly fine under the eye shadow and liners to enhance the staying power’. Once I used the eyelid primer the whole look worked perfectly and it has become one of my favourite make-up tools since then. Add ‘When birds are singing’ long-lasting eye shadow in ‘Rain dove’, which is a light caffè latte hue or ‘Rufus-tailed Weaver’ which is a darker dusky brown, your ‘make-up look’ will be enigmatic and current. The brand also added new blender brush 016 and loose glitter pigment ‘Fire Drops’ in ‘Eaten all the cherries’ that you can apply around the eye for a more festive look and you are guaranteed to look, as well as feel the belle of the ball.


Another great gift idea can be RBR ‘Silvan’ perfume which has a sensuous aroma drawn from shaded earth, leathery leaves and forest trees, as well as from the streaming sunlight and the refreshing bite of bitter greens. The perfume blends juniper berries with sparkling grapefruit, so you get a cooly composed presence, like an Ice Queen on a  gloriously sunny day. You also have smooth accords of guaiac wood, smoky incense, vibrant black pepper all of which are propelled by patchouli, liquorice and cedarwood.


Nourish Skin:  last year my favourite party accessory was this brand’s Golden Glow Toning Souffle and read more