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New Beauty Products I’m Loving Lately

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With spring in full swing and summer on the horizon, I like to slowly inject some new products into my skin and beauty routine. Two of the latest additions to my routine are a skin product for fading dark acne scars and a new all natural and organic mascara for enhancing that all natural beauty!

The first product I want to talk about is a scar serum called Lué Fade by Jean Seo. It is a new product from this brand and is essentially meant to fade acne scars, skin discolouration and ageing. I have been battling with pigmentation scars for a while now and have tried many natural products to combat it with some success and some not so great results.

I have to say that after testing this product every night for a week I’m blown away by the results. My scars have genuinely faded significantly and I think that with a few more applications my scars will be a thing of the past! It really is a powerful serum that is natural, organic and cruelty free. It comes in a small 75ml bottle with an easy applicator wand that you use to apply the serum to targeted areas.The ingredients include; distilled water, lemon juice, kojic acid, cranberry, vitamin C amongst others.

The second product I have introduced into my beauty routine is a plant based, vegan and cruelty free mascara from a brand I hadn’t previously heard of Ere Perez. It is an avocado waterproof mascara which is smudge proof too! This product I have used on a couple of occasions and it does go on well and makes my lashes seem fuller and thicker, it is indeed waterproof and as per the instructions on the packaging, can be removed with some plant based oils such as coconut or almond oils.

Well I’m not sure about you but this had me sold on the mascara as what a lovely way to get it off than slathering on some nourishing and natural coconut or almond oil to do the job. I am definitely happy to add this to my collection of more natural and skin friendly mascaras.

Both of these products were purchased with my own money and can be found here and here these views are 100% my own. Have you used or heard of any of these two products?

~E xx

Evolve Radiant Glow Organic Face Mask Review

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I’ve been in love with Evolve’s radiant glow organic face mask for a minute, I’ve been using it for quite a few months now and thought it was time I wrote a review about this product. The face mask comes in a dark coloured jar and has a soft chocolatey consistency with coconut granules which give it a grainy texture to buff away any dead skin cells after the ingredients of cacao and clay have purified and revitalised the skin. To use the mask apply a thick layer to already cleansed skin, leave for 5 minutes and then rinse off with warm water. I tend to work in a circular motion on my face so as to use the mask to buff any dead skin cells off whilst cleansing the mask off my face.

I have to say I absolutely love this mask, it smells like the most decadent chocolate and feels great when applied to the skin. After applying and washing the mask off my skin feels silky smooth, invigorated, glowing and plump as the clay and cacao help to improve circulation to the face. All in all, I have to say that this mask is a great addition to my beauty routine that I tend to use about twice a week.  I also love that as with all my beauty finds this product is cruelty free, organic, vegan friendly, natural and handcrafted right here in the UK! Have you tried any of Evolve’s face masks?

~E xx

A Look At The Most Popular Living Room Designs

No one can deny it - some interior design themes are just more loved than others, and if you’re someone who’s looking to revamp the theme of their living room for the new year, you are probably going to want to know what they are.

Whether you want to jump in on the bandwagon because you’re looking to dress your living space up, or you want to avoid any hint of what is most widely used out there in terms of interior design, this post is here to help you out. Don’t worry, you won’t have to sit through reams and reams of what people love the most about what their living room looks like , here are just a couple of the most popular design choices out there;

The Minimalist Look

Minimalism has been popular ever since the 60s, and it’s something a lot of people swear by these days to make sure your life is uncluttered and free as a bird. But it’s a style that takes a lot of crafting and careful planning to get into, thus it might just be a little more stressful to implement than you want in your new living room design.

But with simple block colours, you can create a great backdrop for situating any kind of furniture up against, especially some simple pieces like leather sofas and beanbag arm chairs. It can be a comfy yet spacious area to relax in, and gives you a nice sense of personal space you can fill up and have complete control over.

Sprinkling Some Oak In

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Oak furniture and some accompanying wood panelling is an age old style design that a lot people swear by, seeing as it helps to keep your house cool in summer and warm during the winter. Not to mention the abundance of oak living room furniture there is out there! It’s a very accessible design anyone can get interested in.

Although too much wood can make the room seem a lot smaller and quite cluttered, also if you’re a fan of the contemporary, this isn’t the style for you. The coffee table would look good made of sheer oak with a nice varnish, but anything more than that and you’ll just overwhelm the space you live in.

The Trip Back in Time

If you are someone who always likes ducking in and out of vintage shops and retro stores, then perhaps a living room layout that reflects the values and styles of a time gone by is one for you. The Victorian era and the 1950s seem to be the most popular periods that people try to recreate, just without all of the dangerous materials present in both! You can even have a different era design for every room you walk into - 70s in the bedroom, 90s in the kitchen etc.

There’s quite a few popular designs out there, just make sure you’re picking and mixing together the ones you love the best.




Style And Substance: A Luxe Yet Sustainable Bedroom In 3 Simple Steps

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Happy New Year! I hope that you all had a lovely time ,I’m back after the festive period with a brand new post all about the bedroom and how to make it luxe yet sustainable at the same time

Luxe style while being eco friendly? I hear you say! yes It is very possible!

Who doesn't want to upgrade their sleeping quarters into a luxury haven, perfect for relaxing? Of course, doing so in an eco-conscious and sustainable way can be tricky. After all, those cheap accessories and duvet set may seem like a bargain but they could be doing the environment untold harm. Luckily, there's a way to achieve a balance between style and substance in this area, and it is as simple as following the steps below. Read on to find out more.

Step 1: LED lights

One way to upgrade your bedroom space is to consider the lighting that you have in there. Sadly, most people just stick with the main central light and perhaps a bedside lamp for reading at a push. However, such a setup doesn't quite smack of the luxury edge that we are going for here.

To that end, why not move or add additional lighting features into your bedroom? You may wish to try a chandelier style feature, as they can add drama to a larger space. Alternatively, why not try lengthening the cable and changing the shade on a central light, as even such a simple change can make all the difference. Of course when it comes to being eco-friendly be sure that you are picking fittings that can be used with LED bulbs. The reason is that they use less electricity, and last way longer than the regular kind. Therefore even the most luxurious setup will be guaranteed to be as eco-friendly as possible.


Step 2: Bedding

No bedroom would be complete without the right bedding, and luxurious linens are a must if you are aiming to create a high-end space. You will have noticed too that it's even possible to get some soft and comfortable duvet covers and sheets without spending a fortune. However, it's crucial to remember that many of the cheaper mass produced items are made in a very environmentally irresponsible way.

That is why it is crucial that you research suitable bedding types like those made from Tencel fabric before you make your choice. Now, you may well be asking yourself what is Tencel bedding, especially if you haven't heard of it before. Well, it's a fabric that is not only soft on the skin and holds its colour for a long time but one that is also being manufactured sustainably. This is something that means by using it in your redecoration, you will know your bedroom will be as eco-friendly and sustainable as possible.


Step 3: Preloved and vintage items

Next, when it comes to decorating your room, there is no better way to achieve a luxury finish than to use vintage and antique furniture. After all, baroque carved wooden pieces in oak or gilded practically ooze luxe and are some of my favourite style of vintage furniture. Of course, by using pre-loved pieces either in their original state or restored and upcycled, you are choosing a much more eco-friendly option as well. This is because no additional energy or resources are needed to make such pieces, and as an added bonus you are preventing them from ending up in a landfill as well. Double win!

How would you add some eco luxe to your bedroom?

~E xx




Three Simple Ways to Add a Bit More Comfort & Luxury to Your Home Life

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When you think of home, hopefully you think of peace, comfort, and a little bit of luxury too. After all, life can be full of ups and downs, and moments of stress, tension, and hardship. Insofar as possible, our homes should be an oasis that shelters us from these storms.

If your home isn’t the kind of place where you can relax, unwind, and plan for the future with a positive mindset, then something’s got to change.

Luckily, it doesn’t have to be too hard or complicated to introduce a bit more comfort and luxury to your home life. In fact, here are three simple and straightforward tips to get you started;

Get some cosy towels and loungewear

Have you ever noticed just how good you feel when you get out of a hot bath and wrap yourself up in hotel quality bath towels? Or when you put some high-quality loungewear that’s so soft you can barely believe it?

It’s a simple concept, but true, that things that come into direct contact with our skin can have a pretty dramatic impact on our overall wellbeing. In fact, one of the primary ways in which people frequently define “comfort” is in terms of the physical comfort that comes from such things as enjoying soft, pre-heated towels. So buy yourself some high-quality towels and clothes, and enjoy the sensation of just feeling like you’ve wrapped in warm clouds.

Invest in a slow cooker so that a delicious dinner is always waiting for you when you get home from work

If you live alone, or if you and your partner both work, it’s likely that you frequently have to deal with the unpleasant experience of arriving home from work, tired and starving, only to then have to rally the willpower and patience to spend a while preparing dinner. In fact, impatience with this state of affairs is a major reason why so many people indulge excessively in processed snacks and ready meals — they can be prepared in minutes in the microwave, or eaten straight from the wrapper, when you find yourself hungry and unwilling to wait before eating.

A slow cooker is an excellent way of solving this problem and adding a bit of luxury to your life, simultaneously. With a slow cooker, you can set up a meal to begin cooking before you go to work, leave it cooking throughout the day, and arrive home to a delicious, beautifully prepared meal.

Sign up to an audiobook service, so that you can hear uplifting stories while you cook, relax, and perform chores

It is likely that not too many people enjoy dealing with domestic chores, yet they are an unfortunate feature of everyday life.

You can, however, make these chores significantly less irritating — and in some cases even downright fun — by signing up to an audiobook service such as Audible, so that you can listen to great stories, or be exposed to interesting ideas or debates, while cleaning up the home.

Hopefully these tips help bring a little comfort and even a touch of luxury to your home life, what tips do you incorporate into your home to give a sense of comfort?

~E xx

Adding A Touch Of Luxury To A Space

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Often when we think of luxury, we think of it as being expensive but adding a little bit of it to the home doesn’t need to cost you a fortune. With so many brands out there, there’s now even more opportunity to get affordable furniture that’s upscale and opulent but without the hefty price tag. Here’s how you can add a touch of luxury to a space even if you’re on a budget;

Think About Material

Certain materials are often referred to as luxurious so when purchasing furniture for a space, think about the materials you could use. Leather furniture is a little old school now, but it’s traditionally seen as a more fancy material. Velvet is also a good choice, and it’s a very relevant trend at the moment both in fashion and home decor.

Consider The Colour Palette

Colours can also help in achieving this extravagance with certain shades of purple being associated with royal families. Gold was also seen as a colour for showing off wealth and makes furniture look very elegant if there are little touches of it here and there. Think of colour on the walls too as vibrant or clashing colours can ruin anything luxurious you may have heard in terms of the furniture.

Include Lavish Lighting

Lighting again doesn’t have to be expensive. It’s all about picking out the right shape. Obviously, the chandelier is the most luxurious of lighting, but any big piece will stand out just the same. Try and go with something that reflects the light instead of subduing it. Keep to using warm lights and not the fluorescent ones, as they can make the room feel cold and clinical.

Make use of natural light too that comes through the windows and play the decor around it, whether it’s curtains or blinds. They may well be blocking the potential for more light in the room.

Add Nature

It’s probably the most affordable thing to buy, but it can make a great deal of difference to a space. Decorative vases that display fake flowers will be just as effective as a real bouquet. Orchids would be a great choice as they’re often the go-to gift for company executives or are often displayed on the reception of corporate companies. Nature indoors can do wonders for our mood so don’t be afraid to include lots of it throughout the home. Just don’t forget to water them!

Keep It Clean & Pristine

A minimalistic setting can look just as luxurious, even if there’s very little in it. Keep your space clean of mess and have every organised and stored away. Make sure to do a thorough clean up of your space and include scents like a candle or spray (I like to use eco friendly candles and sprays or a diffuser) to give the room a lovely atmosphere that your guests will be intrigued to walk into.

Luxury doesn’t necessarily mean expensive anymore, so use some of these tips and implement them into your own home. You’ll be surprised by how much luxury you could achieve with very little effort.

~E xx