Beauty Review // Defensil Rescue Serum*

Wednesday, 24 July 2013




For anyone who has suffered from dry skin, you will know how uncomfortable and irritable it can be.

Having just moved house, I seem to be spending rather too much time with my hands in and out of water. Whether it's washing up the dishes, (we haven't had the dishwasher plumbed in yet), or cleaning bathrooms or other household/DIY chores - my hands seem to be constantly dry. I know, I hear you cry "wear marigolds??!!".. This would, of course, be a sensible solution - however I keep forgetting and they are a bit of an awkward hand accessory.

To overcome this chronic dryness I decided to take Defensil Rescue Serum* out of my cupboard. It's a great little serum for dry and sensitive skin. I have been using it over the winter to combat the random dry patches I'd been getting on my back (I think they were as a result of the skin meds I was taking at the time). The irritable feeling vanished almost as soon as the serum was applied.

The serum is fab. It's a gel-like cream and has a smooth texture. It slowly soaks into the skin and gives immediate relief without causing stinging or irritation. Defensil Rescue Serum* is Swiss created - which if you ask me must be a good thing - have you tried Swiss chocolate?? 

The Serum contains two key natural ingredients; an extract from the Cardiospermum seed and cold pressed Echium Oil. These two ingredients have been recognised in trials to stabilise and regenerate the skin barrier. It is these two ingredients which help to stop that itchy feeling associated with dry skin. In my case it really did make a huge difference.

The cream doesn't really smell of much which I think is a positive - there is nothing worse than the pong of medicated creams. The serum helps keep the skin in good condition and the patches I had soon went after I started using this little pot o' Swiss goodness.

Over the last couple of weeks I have been using it on my poor hands. Thankfully, it's working a treat! My hands really do feel less sore and less dry. Now I just need to sort out my nails or rather what is left of them.. Seriously, 'Hello House = Goodbye Nails' - people should warn you about this! 


I would recommend this product to anyone with uncomfortably dry, or sensitive skin, in need of some TLC. The price is also pretty reasonable at £9.95 for 50ml - which lasts an age. It is available to buy from the Skin Shop - which is a great online beauty shop that has lots of treats for sensitive or problem skin. 


Have you tried any rescue lotions or potions? I'd love to hear from you!

www.skinshop.co.uk 

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Paint Pot Nails for TGtS

Saturday, 20 July 2013

You will, I hope, have read or taken a peek at my Summer Hair Article for TGtS (Total Guide to Swindon). I really enjoy writing pieces for the site and I'm really thrilled with the lovely feedback I've received
 - so thank you all!

Along side the hair piece, I also did an article on Beauty Trends for Summer 2013. I had a lot of fun with Photoshop, and researching, to bring together the bright bold colours for the summer season. Here is a sneaky peek of my nails collage - click on the image or here to see the full article. 

Enjoy!




www.totalguidetoswindon.com/lifestyle

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The Out -Takes of TGtS Summer Hair 2013

Friday, 12 July 2013

As you know, a few weeks back I spent a crazy hectic Saturday at the amazing John Samuel Hair Salon in Swindon doing a mini photo session for my article on Summer Hair in the Total Guide to Swindon's summer edit.

It was a fab afternoon. We had the lovely Sass and Holly at our disposal to help produce some top summer hair styles - check out the feature here if you haven't already.

The team at John Samuel's are amazing - Sass, who runs the salon, and stylist Holly did a fab job. A HUGE thank you to them for giving up a their Saturday afternoon. And of course my models! Unfortunately my stylist Chloe was away on holiday when we did the shoot - or else she'd of got her creative hands in the mix too.

I really can't rave enough about the salon. The design is sleek and stylish - the staff amazingly friendly, warm and welcoming. But, most importantly, I love what they do to my hair. They have years of expertise and use top of the range products and tools to help make the most of your locks. They also use the L'Oreal Colour range, which is great for me as I'm a fuss pot when it comes to my high lights!

You can keep updated on all the salon offers and what's new on the John Samuel Face Book Page.

We are having the Total Guide to Swindon Summer Party soon - and I can't wait! I have already booked my appointment with Chloe to make sure my hair looks fabulous! I'll let you know what look I went for when I actually decide.. which will more than likely be on the day..

Anyways, here are some of the out-takes from the afternoon, enjoy.





































To see the finished looks click here.

And finally, here is a picture of the ladies themselves, which I took from their website.
Sass, Holly and Chloe - thanks ladies! 





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Moving Home!

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Hello everyone! I am soo sorry for my lack of blogging - but, in my defence, we moved into our new house on Wednesday! Eeeek!!! I can't believe it! It's really a dream come true - I just can't stop smiling (or rather grinning like a fool). We did it, finally we own our very own 3 bed semi **smiles**

The house is fantastic - in need of some serious TLC and modernising - but who cares, It's ours! Mine, Kevin's and Layla's. Our very own patch of England.

I can't wait to update you on some lovely new beauty treats I've discovered and on the house - but for now, here's a little snap shot of the lovely flowers my mum gave me, a card from Kevin and a few of my cookery books.

Enjoy the sunshine every one!




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