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Trueskin Medispa

I love a spa, I am such a girl when it comes to all things pampering, even though I can do most beauty treatments myself (and god knows I have enough products) I can paint my nails properly and I’m pretty good at looking after my skin, nothing beats the whole experience of going to a spa and being treated.

Trueskin Medispa offer a whole selection of treatments, if you’re looking for something pampering or if you’re looking for a solution to certain issues, their treatment list is huge. Manicures, pedicures, 3D lipo, tattoo removal, the list is endless! They also offer spa packages starting from £50. Surrounded by luxury, giving five star treatments and excellent customer service, Trueskin prides itself on providing the best for their clients. They want you to step into a world that offers you complete relaxation and visible results at the same time.

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They offer a package for men, which I am sure my hubs would love, a back, neck and shoulder Hot Stone Massage, an Indian Head Massage and an Express facial all for £80, and my personal favourite, the Trueskin Fassage, 1 hr full body massage and a tailor made Elemis prescription facial. 90 mins of utter, utter relaxation. I would come out of that as wobbly as jelly! It’s a little bit more expensive but worth it at £120.

They also offer wedding packages, from ‘Hens prepare to party’ to a ‘Totally enhanced bride’, with treatments like skin analysis, collagen boosters, wrinkle relaxing injections and firming enzyme hand treatments. They have literally thought of everything a bride to be could want in the lead up to her wedding. The wedding packages start at £50 and go up to £500. All consultations & treatments require a £25 refundable deposit to secure the appointment. 48h notice is required to move or cancel an appointment.

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From the moment you step into the Medispa, you will forget the outside world. You will be greeted by one of their friendly team at reception, where you will then be collected a highly skilled therapists or doctor. Relaxation time and refreshments are provided at the end of your treatment, whether it’s a simple manicure or a more advanced treatment such as Dermaroller, Laser Hair Removal or an Advanced Skin Peel. You can find a list of all their spa packages here.

There are branches in Bluewater, Esher & Harley Street. Bluewater is calling me next time we go shopping, what could be more amazing, new clothes and a spa treatment!

In collaboration with Trueskin Medispa. 

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Jimmy Choo Perfume

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I love, love, love a good perfume. When I find one that I like, I tend to wear it every single day & night until it’s empty and then I start the search for my next one. I don’t really have one signature scent, there are too many gorgeous ones to choose from & I get bored easily!

Jimmy Choo is that new favourite.The official blurb always says it with such flair: Jimmy Choo reveals a more sensual and dazzling facet of the brand’s feminine ideal. Released in 2011, this fruity-floral scent is inspired by the ideal of the glamorous modern woman: strong, seductive, intelligent and empowered in everything that she does. Her self-assured character is matched by a mysterious and compelling sensuality, and a playful streak.

The fragrance opens with mandarin orange, pear and green notes. This instant burst of brightness energises the senses, combining fashion and fun. A refined heart of tiger orchid unfurls on the skin, while a vibrant dry down of toffee and patchouli lingers on the skin.

I love the description of the wearer, very me don’t you think!? It’s an all year perfume for me, although I’ve never really been a fan of having one scent for summer and one for winter, maybe because I’m not a fan of heavy perfumes this is perfect – not too girlie but not in the least bit heavy or ‘old’ if you know what I mean.

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The box is just as gorgeous! I am a sucker for animal print, usually leopard but pink snakeskin works! If I could keep all the pretty boxes I get and find homes or uses for them, then this would be one of them. The bottle is simple, stylish and had looks great on my dressing table.

I always find that perfume doesn’t last as long on me as it does on other people, I think it’s down to my skin tone and colouring, I’m convinced if you’re tanned with dark hair your perfume will last longer. I’ve never been able to get away with one or two squirts in the morning taking me through to the evening, which is actually quite annoying, I want people to get a whiff of my perfume as I walk past them! This one does it’s best on me though, the bloke can smell it on me when I get in after work, which is pretty good going. He’s a big fan of this perfume, any excuse to smell me! It’s not an overpowering perfume, it won’t give you a headache if you get a bit enthusiastic with the spraying, it really settles down after a couple of hours and it’s just a subtle scent that lingers around just enough to make you want to smell it some more. I suppose that’s exactly how a perfume should be!

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This perfume came from Click Fragrance, who are fab for cheap, affordable perfumes (and other goodies) this 40ml bottle costs £24.95 and is available to buy online. Free delivery is included in the prices for the UK, with the option to add next day delivery. You can also get free gift wrapping if you needed it. They have around 3500 products, and the list is growing everyday, if you’re a fan of make up & perfume (hands up!) then you’re going to love shopping there. Just don’t blame me for the shopping basket total!

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Clarins HydraQuench Tinted Moisturiser SPF15

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Ah, tinted moisturisers. The Sunday or ‘day off’ make up. Perfect for when you want a little something on your face but you don’t fancy doing the full on foundation.

This little beauty from Clarins is more of a moisturiser than it is a tinted anything, it’s very very lightly coloured. I have 00, porcelain (of course) and it’s a very close fit to my skin shade, but that’s while I’ve been using the Radiance Plus booster, so in the winter months, or when I’m not using it, it could probably do with being even paler, but because it’s such a light tint it doesn’t matter too much.

It is designed for all skin types, I have oily-ish skin and it wasn’t great at lasting all day, I imagine if you have dryer skin this would be perfect for you. Mixing it with a heavier base worked well, but kind of defeated the objective of having a nice lightweight tinted moisturiser. You could team it with a separate concealer where you feel you need it, and maybe even a powder on top if you wanted,

It contains hyaluronic acid which helps skin maintain it’s moisture levels and gives it a more ‘plump’ texture. The acid also helps with skin healing so great if you suffer flaky, dry and spotty skin. It’s designed to moisturise continuously, leaving the skin supple, soft and comfortable, it revives skin and radiance, brightens the face and ensures a healthy glow, AND it has SPF15 built in.

It’s available in seven shades, and costs £30.00 from Clarins.

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Saving my skin version 652 ~ REN Rose O¹² Moisture Defence Oil

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Urgh. I have decided that I am destined to be one of those women who is going to have teenage skin all the way into her 50′s. Because I didn’t have it while I *was* a teenager, I obviously deserve it now!

The last few weeks have given me hormonal spots AND impetigo on my lip. Right as I was starting my new job. Perfect timing skin, as always! I am off for tests and scans and whatnot this week to find out if the hormonal spots are a result of other things, which, I’m kind of hoping they are because it would be nice to have a reason why I get them, but until they come in, I am just killing my skin with kindness, even though I’d rather strip it back and let it grow new!

I know I make it sound like I have a face full of acne, I really don’t. I get 1 or 2 spots on my chin, but they hurt. Like a mofo. And they last for AGES. There is no reason or point to them. They are a complete waste of time. But still they insist on coming every single sodding month. Like an unwanted visitor that just doesn’t get the hint.

Anyway, waffle waffle. My lovely friends at REN came to my rescue (again!) and sent me a bottle of their Rose O¹² Moisture Defence Oil to help with the issues. Despite the natural reaction to want to use harsh products to try and get rid of the nasties, the best thing to do is moisturise it with oil until it goes. More oil, more oil, more oil.

The oil is an ultra-moisturising oil formulated to give dry and dehydrated skin a powerful shield to lock in moisture and restore glowing softness, comfort and radiance. It locks in the moisture, restores radiance, softness and elasticity and protects against free radicals to combat the signs of ageing. Meaning the skin looks renewed, glowing and healthy. And in my case, less angry and sore.

The best way for me to use it has been in the evenings, once I’m in and done, I take all my make up off, using a gentle cleanser, tone with either Pixie Glow Tonic or Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix pads (which are a new purchase and I’m obsessed with them!) and I then apply 2 pumps of the oil to my face and neck and let it sink in. The oil smells gorgeous, not too overpowering and it’s one of those relaxing, evening scents. It can be used under make up in the morning but because my skin is a bit oily anyway, I tend to stick to night time because I don’t want my make up sliding off. Even though I’m sure it wouldn’t!

My skin really loves this oil, it doesn’t feel as tight or sore & the spots have gone at last. REN is one of those brands that I am going to keep buying, it just seems to suit my skin & caters to the needs without causing any other issues, which is always a bonus!

You can buy the oil here for £42.00 (30ml bottle which will last a long time!) and it is definitely worth investing in if you’re struggling with stressed out skin.

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5 Steps to Get Your Body Bikini Ready


It’s getting to that time of the year when many of us are thinking about holidays, even if it’s only because we wish we were on one. That means you’ll be wearing summer clothes: shorts, tiny tee-shirts and even the dreaded bikini. But, it needn’t be dreaded if you’ve taken steps to make sure your body is ready to show off.

Start now!
There’s no time like the present, so get your calendar down and mark off when you want to have that body ready. A big red ‘X’ can be highly motivational! Gather everything you think you might need, including moral support from your friends and family. It’s far easier to stick to a routine if you know everyone is there for you when you waver.

Take a few short cuts
While I wouldn’t necessarily advocate the use of gadgets aimed at increasing weight loss or toning, there are a couple of things you can do to help yourself achieve that look more quickly. Tanned skin, for example, gives a slimmer, more toned appearance, so the use of your best fake tan will give instant results and will stop you from being the obvious new arrival on the beach when you’re … well, the new arrival on the beach! Secondly, there are plenty of discreet weights you can buy and wear under your clothing in the weeks approaching your holiday. They will add a little extra resistance to your normal tasks and you’ll tone up while you go about your life.

Don’t go mad!
Extreme diets or exercise can have a negative outcome, leading to injured muscles or to abandoned diets. Start off gently and sensibly; if you don’t normally exercise, begin by walking more or taking your bike for a spin around the park. Don’t spend a fortune on fad diet products; cut down on the things that common sense tells you are likely to be bad for you, such as biscuits or takeaways, and eat more fruit, low-fat protein and wholegrain produce.

Drink plenty
There are many occasions when we think we’re hungry but we’re actually just thirsty, so drinking plenty of water, herbal and fruit teas or sugar-free juice can stave off those feelings. As well as preserving a fuller feeling for longer, maintaining a good level of hydration can improve circulation, which will make your skin look more radiant. That’s no bad thing at all when you want to wear a bikini.

Target particular areas
Have a look at yourself in a full-length mirror and be honest about what you need to do. It may be that you want to pull your waist in a little, so you could go and buy a hula-hoop, or you might be worried about those ‘bingo wings’ and then regular trips to the swimming baths may be the answer. Whatever you decide you need, find out which are the best exercises for that specific area – there are loads of good ideas on the internet – and then try them out; it will be a great boost when you start to notice a difference in your ‘problem area’.


If you don’t have very long until you go away, you may think it’s too late to get yourself into shape, but I can just about guarantee that if you start to make an effort, you’ll be glad you did. When the time comes, you can always buy a less revealing bikini than you’d planned; don’t worry if you can’t be Twiggy, just embrace your inner Marilyn and have a great holiday!


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