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Amazing Hair, Nails & Skin

IMG_8555The benefits that omega 3 and 6 has on your skin, hair and nails are well known. I thought I would share two products I have been using simultaneously, one that I take in capsule form and the other I smear all over myself : )

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I have been using Mama Mio Omega Body Oil which is said to be superfood for your skin. I read somewhere ‘say goodbye to lizard skin’ and was sold. The skin on my legs is so dry at the moment. I also have post-pregnancy skin recovery going on so moisturising is very important. I should point out that you obviously don’t need to be pregnant to use this, just have crispy skin like myself : ) omega-body-oil_29Nov11_rgb__89055_zoom This oil slides on your skin so it’s much quicker to apply that a cream. The best bit about it for me is that it is a dry oil, I hate feeling sticky. It’s smells of sweet almond and jojoba, which is really just soft and natural if you have no idea what I’m talking about. It is recommended that you use it once a day on damp skin after your shower. I pay extra attention to my tummy since my skin is in the process of firming up there. I also make sure to apply it to my bum, hip and thighs for the lovely stretchmarks. It’s available from Debenhams, pharmacies and online and costs €27.

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I have always taken an Omega supplement, even as a child. Over the years I’ve learned that the quality of the oil is of vital importance. Now I’m a firm believer in buying within your means so I have tried all different kinds of oils over the years. When I was expecting I raved about Mor EPA, it ended the dreaded ‘pregnancy brain’. I have since switched to Udo’s Choice (which is also suitable for pregnancy). P070026_L Omega 3 and 6 help combat  wrinkles, acne and inflammation, eczema, psoriasis, dry skin, cracked heels, dandruff, and even balances oily skin.For me it’s all about strong glossy hair, strong nails that don’t split and flake and radiant skin. When I forget to take my supplement for a week or so I notice a change in my all three, get grumpy and go pick up some more. Udo’s have a 6 Week Glow Challenge on their website, where you can log your results and get €4 off your next bottle. I will be doing just that. It’s available in oil and capsule form. The oil can be drizzled over salads of added to soups and smoothies. I tried this before with Viridian Beauty Oil (€13.45), which I also love. It’s a balance of 3:6:9 fatty acids and helps plump the skin amongst all of the other benefits for skin conditions like eczema and rosacea. 500 Ultimate Beauty Oil 200ml I have only tried the Udo’s choice capsules not the oil but it sounds just as good. The capsules are oils start at €14.99 which is a pretty good price for good quality supplements. Does anyone supplement? 

Baby Products, Organic / Natural, Reviews, Skin Care

Mmm….Neom Sensuous Body Wash & Lotion

I have been dabbling in Neom products lately. I recently reviewed their candles and bath oil set (Link). I was excited about trying their body range. I prefer to stick to organic bath products whilst pregnant but strong scents make me feel queezy. Another reason the body range in great!

Sensuous Organic Body Lotion

  • Ylang Ylang, Frankincense & Patchouli
  • Leaves my skin soft and smooth.
  • It’s infused with essential oils. The scent is lovely and it’s not overpowering. It also doesn’t smell like most other organic body lotions made with essential oils.
  • It’s also gorgeous when used after the body wash. Sort of like scent layering.
  • Winner of the Bazaar Hot 100 Beauty Awards
  • 95% certified organic ingredients; 5% natural ingredients
  • Size: 240m

 

Sensuous Organic Body Wash

  • This is a lovely body cleanser, gentle and non-irritating
  • Like the body lotion the scent is subtle and not over-powering
  • Contains soothing Aloe Leaf, Chamomile flower & Apricot Fruit Extract
  • 74% certified organic ingredients; 26% natural ingredients
  • Size: 240m

These are both lovely. They feel like a treat. The only thing I felt let them down a bit is the packaging. The box is beautiful and high quality but the bottles are plastic. Having tried the bath oil that comes in a gorgeous bottle I expected something similar for these product.

Both are available from Neom’s website where can collect Neom points, which can be redeemed against future purchases. I’ve also seen them on LookFantastic.com (with free international delivery). The wash retails at €20.49 / £18, whilst the lotion retails at €30.09 / £25.

Do you splash out on bath and body products or are you a drugstore fan? I’m a bit of both.

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Beauty & Make-Up Tips 2

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I’ve had so many requests for another Beauty Tips video. I decided to add in some make-up tips too. These are just tips I have picked up over the years. It’s fun to share them with other people and see what they think. Do you have any beauty tips?

Amy x