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Summer nail care for gorgeous fingers & toes

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Gorgeous fingers and toes are a staple need during the summer months and whether you’re hitting the beach, lounging by the pool or camping in the woods, we know you’ll want your nails to be looking fabulous this summer. Bright summer sunshine and water fun can cause serious damage to our nails so it’s hugely important to take a few simple steps to care for what’s under the varnish. Prepare and protect your fingers and toes this summer with our top nail care tips: 1. Toughen Up We recommend that you regularly use a nail strengthener. Our favourite is OPI’s Nail Envy which is full of minerals and wheat protein. For best results apply two coats on to clean nails and then apply a coat every other day. 2. Give them a boost Eating a well-balanced diet filled with protein, vitamins and minerals can help you in achieving stronger nails. Try to include a…

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The perfect summer tan in three easy steps!

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With the lovely weather we have been enjoying, it certainly feels like the summer is upon us! As the temperatures rise and we all start baring our legs and donning our flip-flops, our attention turns to achieving a gorgeous sun-kissed glow and preparing our skin for our upcoming summer holidays. Fear not, we are here to help! Here’s how to get the perfect tan in three easy steps: 1. Exfoliate twice a week: Removing dead cells is so important to achieve a good, even tan. If you don’t your skin will become dry and flaky and you will just be tanning dead cells, which won’t last very long. I always find using a salt scrub works best and my favourite is Spa Find’s Heavenly Hydration Salt Scrub. It’s packed with oils which is also very nourishing for the skin. 2. Moisturise every day to keep the skin supple and glowing:...
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Relax, you deserve it!

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Putting aside the time to relax and unwind your mind, body and soul is so important for us all. However, faced with a huge array of life pressures, most of us often feel that we don't have the time to relax. As our stress levels increase, productivity drops and eventually health can deteriorate. Finding the time to practise some simple relaxation techniques can have a huge impact on our quality of life, reducing stress, anxiety and promoting good sleep. Here are our tips for relaxation and stress relief: Cocoon your neck and shoulders in a warm heat wrap for 10 minutes. Close your eyes and relax your face, neck, upper chest and back muscles. Remove the wrap, and use a tennis ball or foam roller to massage away tension. Focus on your breathing. Sit up straight, close your eyes and place one hand on your tummy. Taking deep, slow breaths though your nose, feel the breath start in...
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Bring back your glow – inside & out!

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We all crave that gorgeous glow. No matter how overworked, under-the-weather and  stressed-out we are, the daily challenges that our bodies and faces are exposed to leave the skin’s natural renewal system rather weary. Here are our beauty boosting tips that will bring back your healthy-looking glow from the inside, out! Abdominal breathing Release built up stress with simple abdominal breathing exercises. Take deep, steady breathes in through your nose, filling your belly with as much air as you can and breathing out though your mouth.  Repeat for as long as you can for complete relaxation. The benefits of abdominal breathing include: Helps to lower blood pressure Helps to lower blood sugar Eliminates free radicals Improves mental focus and clarity by increasing blood flow to pre-frontal cortex of your brain Improves sleep quality Balances stress hormones Healthy fats Healthy fats such as coconut oil, nuts, seeds, avocados, and olive oil are…

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Health & Beauty Heroes

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Now is an important time of year to re-balance your mind, body and soul and build up your immunity to ward off the nasty lurgies that might be lurking around! Here are our top four products for Winter preparation and protection... Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream Ultra-Rich Voted as the best Winter Face Cream by the Independent Newspaper, Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream Ultra-Rich has been dubbed 'a complexion-transforming, skin-enhancing miracle cream!' - it's hardly surprising that a pot of  Pro-Collagen Marine Cream sells every 10 seconds in the UK! This dreamy moisturiser has been specially formulated to provide instant and long lasting hydration and is clinically proven to keep skin moisturised for up to 24 hours; leaving the skin softer, smoother and firmer. Elemis Fruit Active Rejuvenating Mask Packed with active extracts of mouth-watering Strawberry and Kiwi fruit, the Elemis Fruit Active Rejuvenating Mask restores the glow to dulled complexions. A...
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WHICH MOISTURISER?

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A thirsty skin is a difficult thing to hide.  Skin needs to be fed and watered twice a day to look and feel its best.  This is why you need a moisturiser that delivers anti-oxidants, nutrients and hydration that gets to work supporting it all day. Elemis moisturisers are rich in naturally sourced ingredients, like Pedina Pevonica, which contains clinically proven powerful anti-ageing properties.  Elemis moisturisers feel extraordinary, smell extraordinary and work wonderfully. Your skins hydration levels can be influenced by a huge number of factors, including seasonal changes, age, or simply the ever evolving rhythm of your life.  Elemis offers a variety of moisturiser textures to meet any concern or need your skin may have. The Hydra range is the everyday essential when it comes to moisturising, making it perfect for dry and combination skins. Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm is a hybrid, lighter moisturiser that gives your skin an…

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