The Body Shop Tea Tree Facial Wash

I don’t particularly like to apply too many products to my face, as I believe that it’s best to let your skin breathe. I’m also very aware of the high amount of chemicals in most of these products, so feel it’s best to minimise this as much as possible- after all, anything that you apply to your skin and don’t wash off is absorbed.

Anyway, there’s only a few skincare items that I actually allow near my face and this is one of them… Tea Tree Facial Wash by The Body Shop. A refreshing organic tea tree based wash to open up your pores and remove impurities, leaving you with clearer skin. The item that I reach for first if I feel a blemish on it’s way. I also use this as part of my everyday routine, as it’s gentle enough to use daily.

It is recommended for blemished skin however I’m actually lucky enough not to suffer too much with outbreaks. I still find the wash perfect to awaken and freshen my face and if a spot does attempt to break loose, my Tea Tree Facial Wash usually does a very good job of keeping it away. An amazing one for anybody suffering with acne, but I also recommend it all round!

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See what The Body Shop have to say below…

Our Community Trade organic tea tree oil comes from The Kenya Organic Oil Farmers’ Association (KOOFA), a co-operative of over 550 small-scale organic farmers around Mount Kenya National Park. Our products contain only pure leaf essential oil, made with hand-harvested leaves and gently steam-distilled for an exceptional-quality purifying essential oil. The leaves are steam distilled within 12 hours of harvest, using a gentle heat to ensure a high quality tea tree oil. Our trade helps provide the smallholder farmers of KOOFA with a steady income, which means that they can develop sustainable farming systems and fund community projects in their local area (The Body Shop, 2016).

There’s no scrimping on quality, rated 5 stars online by users and priced at £5.50 for a 250ml bottle, it’s actually a bit of a bargain. x

& Other Stories Bath and Body

Taking care of your skin is just as important as looking after any other part of your body and & Other stories are making it so much more enjoyable. Their Bath and Body range not only makes your skin feel great but also smells delicious (there’s even a scent to suit every taste)!

From body scrubs, washes, mists and oils to hand lotions and soap, they have every body care product that you would wish for to keep your skin glowing daily and it doesn’t just stop there… Each set of products is available in a different scent. All so yum that I’ve had to list a few below!

Moroccan Tea- fresh mint leaves stirred into sweet amber tea.

Arabesque Wool- deep earthy oud with a twist of citron.

Shinjuku Bloom- scattered cherry blossom petals after the rain (my favourite).

Lemon Daydream- zesty citrus dappled by sun warmed wood.

Floral Memento- dusty violets settling amongst bergamot trees and peony dreams.

Steel Gardens- petals swept in a silver haze revealing hints of forever floral.

Punk Bouquet- frothy vanilla soda on a rebellious rose bouquet.

Tangier Tales- a veil of dark amber lingers over sultry pear.

Botanic Whisper- vivid orange blossom tinged with coriander.

Belleville Bakery- tangy lemon juice melting into creamy vanilla.

And the list goes on… These really are sweet treats that you don’t have to feel guilty about! In fact, your skin- and nose- will be thanking you plenty! Available in store and online, with prices ranging from £4 to £12. They make the perfect gift (for others or for yourself) and will make your bathroom look and smell heavenly. Enjoy xx

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Nivea Hand, Face and Body

Staying moisturised is super important if we want to keep our skin healthy. Dry skin flakes, looks dull and can even become very uncomfortable- not what you want!! The most natural way to moisturise is to drink plenty of water, but sometimes our skin needs that little extra help. There are a million moisturisers to choose from on the high street but my all time favourite has to be Nivea’s Hand, Face and Body Cream. All the moisture that my body needs in one little tube.

Usually it’s recommended that separate moisturisers are used for your face, body and hands (thicker for the hands and body and lighter for the face), but the consistency of this cream means that it can be used everywhere and anywhere! I use mine on my face and body every morning and evening and then pop it in my bag to keep my hands moisturised all day long. It’s a particularly good buy if you’re planning travels, as it means that you don’t have to weight down your case with multiple moisturisers. It’s also really great for sensitive skin. What a dream!


Priced as cheaply as moisturisers come, Nivea Hand, Face and Body comes in both a small tube- perfect for slipping in your make up bag- and a larger tub to keep at home. Find yours now in most health and beauty retailers such as Boots and Superdrug. xx


Top Tips for Glowing Skin!

“Everybody looks better with a tan,” is something that I’ve heard a million times, however it’s definitely not something that I agree with. Fake tan definitely beats sunbeds, but dodgey orange fake tan- that seems to be pretty goddamn popular these days- quite frankly doesn’t beat anything. Over tanning makes you wrinkly (watch ITV’s Benidorm and you’ll see what I mean) and in absolute honesty, some of the world’s most naturally beautiful people are super pale.

The point that I’m trying to make is that ‘everybody looks better with a tan’ isn’t true. Want to know what the truth is? The truth is that everybody looks better with great skin, which is something that vitamins from the sun will provide. That holiday glow isn’t all about the tan, it’s the fact that your skin looks great! And it isn’t just the sun that helps. Relaxation. Catching up on sleep. Drinking plenty of water. These are all characteristics of the summer and beach holiday season that work wonders for your skin!

So now that winter has officially crept up on us and everybody’s feeling depressed that their summer glows are fading and that gaunt skin will be their latest accessory, I thought it would be nice to post about how you can keep your healthy summer skin throughout the cold few months that lie ahead.

Here are my simple tips on how to make your skin glow all year round!

Number One: Drink Water. This may seem a little obvious but the power of water is completely underestimated. It’s one of the best ways to naturally rehydrate your skin, keeping it feeling super fresh! Keep a bottle of water with you at all times to remind you to sip up and aim for six to eight glasses a day, or one and a half litres.

Number Two: Moisturise. Again, this one’s all about hydration. I recommend moisturising your full body twice a day and even more for your hands! Choose a light specialised cream for your face and always carry a hand cream. My ultimate fave is Nivea Hands, Face and Body Moistuiser. It’s so so light, doesn’t clog your pores and can be used all over your body! My dream cream!

Number Three: Eat Right. This one goes without saying. Get that 5 portions per day in your belly!!! Vitamin C is an antioxidant that’s needed for radiant skin and helps to heal blemishes. Eat blueberries, blackcurrants, kiwi, broccoli, strawberries and sweet potatoes to get your Vit C hit! Vitamin E is also great for supporting healthy skin growth. Avocado, hazelnuts and  almonds will do the trick.

Number Four: Wash your face! You might laugh at this one but a major cause of blemished skin can be blocked pores. Buy a special face cleanser rather than soap so that you don’t dry out your skin.

Number Five: Get your Zzz’s! Aim for 8 hours sleep per night. It will eliminate eye bags and make you and your skin feel one hell of a lot more alive.

Number Six: Don’t Crash Diet. Short in vitamins and constantly straining your skin. A massive no, no!

Okay, so those are my six tips for glowing skin. They’re all fairly easy to follow and really cost effective! But sometimes our skin just needs that one tiny extra helping hand- and sometimes our lives are just too busy to get that 8 hours kip!

I’ve recently been taking some magic little health capsules to make my skin look and feel flawless everyday. I can’t actually believe that I’m writing this because usually I’m so against vitamin and mineral capsules. However, my miracle sweets, as I like to call them, are made of nothing but fruit, vegetables and berries at their ripest, finest form! You won’t even find this goodness in your fresh market fruit and vegetables.

Not only does my skin look and feel great but I’m full of energy and even my hair and nails are reaping the benefits. I won’t sell them to you anymore than I already have, or I’ll become one of those annoying people that you wish had a pause button, but if you would like a little more information just drop me an email to

Ditch that fake winter tan and get naturally beautiful skin all year long! xxx