Yogi Smart Styler

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to receive a hair styling gadget from Yogi, a brand I had heard of from seeing them presenting their hair styling wand on the shopping channel QVC. I was asked which product I would like to try, and because I knew that I would be getting my hair cut I decided to go for the Yogi  TouchX Smart Styler.

I am so glad I chose the TouchX Smart Styler too, it’s a 10 in 1 styling tool that’s so fantastic to use, it’s easy and it’s so lightweight which I was pleased about as I do suffer from a bad neck and shoulders sometimes which makes it difficult to reach the back of my hair. Well until now that is, now it’s a piece of cake and I can get my hair looking as good from the back as I can the front!

The Smart Styler  has Tourmaline and Ionic technology  which helps to smooth the hair also reduces static and locks in moisture. It has a fast ceramic heater, which heats from 120 degrees centigrade to 200 degrees centigrade with easy to control temperature settings. It’s suitable for all hair types from fine/delicate hair, to thick strong and curly, and also thick, course and wavy hair like mine!  This is such a versatile styler it will  add volume to the hair, adds beautiful waves and flicks it will twist and curl and it will also smooth and straighten and more besides! It’s 10 in 1 after all..

To switch on the styler you press and hold the power button for a couple of seconds, then to select your appropriate heat setting you  press the on/off button until your temperature choice is illuminated. Once you have selected your required temperature the red light will flash, then stop and remain lit when the temperature has been reached, easy peasy!  To switch off the styler you simply press and hold the power button until the red light goes off, it’s then safe to unplug the styler.

I recently had my hair chopped off into a layered style (which I now regret doing, my hairdresser was rather scissor happy) I like my hair big, always have always will, it suits me better than a sleek straight style. To get plenty of volume and bounce in my hair I shampooed and conditioned as usual and applied a heat protecting spray too. I then dried my hair thoroughly, you can’t use the Smart Styler on wet hair. I started at the back of my head, and with the extra long 360 degrees swivel cord it’s easy to get to the back. To add volume you just place the styler into the roots of the hair and lift up as you are drawing the styler out, right to the tip of your hair, WOW, the volume it gives my hair is brilliant, AND it leaves my hair shiny too. That’s what makes this styler so smart, apart from the fantastic curl and volume, it’s  the lovely shine it gives and with much less damage too, which is perfect as an older woman (late 50’s now)  with mature hair, a fantastic hair styling tool for me! You can check out the Yogi Smart TouchX Styler HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today.

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Latest in Beauty Aveda Damage Remedy for Hair. British Beauty Blogger Edit…

Hello lovelies, welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty.

Last weekend I took delivery of the new Latest in Beauty Box, British Beauty Blogger Edit, it’s packed with gorgeous hair products from Aveda. British Beauty Blogger aka Jane Cunningham has been bringing out her beauty boxes for Latest in Beauty for a while and this is just the second one I managed to get, they always sell out so quickly. There were three Aveda boxes to choose from depending on your hair type. I chose Damage Remedy for my dry, coloured hair. I’ve yet to use the products because I want to go to the hairdresser for a trim first. But as soon as I have used anything, I shall get back to you with my thoughts. But my first thoughts when I opened my box was of complete pleasure. Not only are the products fabulous, but everything is completely recyclable! I love that.

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So what did I get in my box? There are two full size products, two trial size products and to complete the Aveda experience 3 sachets of herbal tea! I’m looking forward to going to the hairdresser on Saturday and then using my new hair products, and I shall get back to you with some reviews after.

Restructuring Shampoo (250ml)

Restructuring Conditioner (200ml)

Daily Hair Repair (25ml)

Shampure Hand & Body Wash (50ml)

Aveda Comforting Tea Bag

Did you get the British Beauty Blogger Edit box from Latest in Beauty? If you did, which one did you get and what did you think? I’d love to know, I’m nosey like that. If you have never read  British Beauty Blogger Jane Cunningham’s fabulous blog check it out HERE

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Latest in Beauty The Dream Box IV by British Beauty Blogger…..

Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty my loves.

I thought I’d just share with you the very latest beauty box that Jane Cunningham aka British Beauty Blogger has put together for Latest in Beauty. This is the fourth time that Jane has collaborated with Latest in Beauty, and they’ve named this one The Dream Box IV. All the products in the box have been tried, tested and given the BBB seal of approval. 

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As soon as the beauty box went live on the  Latest in Beauty website at 8am last Sunday morning we (me and Mark) were right onto it! I have tried to get my hands on a BBB box since her first one and always missed out before, this time I wasn’t going to miss it and I was delighted when Mark said my box was ordered!

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The value of the Dream Box IV is £106.20 and we paid just £21.95 including postage, fabulous value for a boxful of utter gorgeousness! So what’s inside? 

Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in the shade “Raise The Bar” 1.5 g 

Beauty Kitchen Love Me Wonderbalm. Full Size

Nuxe Prodigieux Eye Cream. Full Size

Crabtree & Evelyn La Source Hand Therapy. Full Size.

Shay & Blue Framboise Noire Fragrance. 2 ml

Maybelline Dr Rescue SOS nail Balm. Full Size

Erborian CC Cream 15 ml

L’occitane Almond Oil 35 ml

L’Oreal Paris Telescopic Carbon Black Mascara. Full Size

Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter, mini. 50 ml

Ren Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Milk. 25 ml

KMS California Moistrepair Shampoo. 75 ml

KMS California Moistrepair Conditioner. 75 ml

Collection Speedy Blush Stick. Full Size

Crown Brush Pro Studio Contour Brush. Full Size

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Also in the box is a booklet written by Jane Cunningham explaining the products and why she chose them for the Dream Box IV. The booklet also gives codes for discount on some of the products for repurchase, and there’s a code for £10.00 with Magnitone too. 

I shall of course be writing reviews as and when I use the products, and I can’t wait to dive in! Thank you very much British Beauty Blogger and Latest in Beauty, the Dream Box IV is a thing of beauty! (pun intended) If you haven’t read Jane’s blog, you really should she’s great! You can find her HERE and also take a look at the Latest in Beauty website too if you haven’t already it’s HERE.

I’m off to have a play!

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Latest in Beauty Box……Heart Beauty Essentials….

Hello again my lovelies.

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Mark bought me the new beauty box from Latest In Beauty which arrived on Thursday. It’s in collaboration with Heart radio station and it’s called Heart Beauty Essentials. It’s very lovely. I’ve always wanted to get into beauty boxes, and there’s a few around now. With most of them you have to pay a monthly subscription, but with Latest in Beauty’s boxes they give us one-off themed boxes, which is always chock-a-block with products from fabulous brands, some full size and some mini/travel/trial size. I’ve had two boxes now, and both times I’ve been gobsmacked by what’s inside.

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There is nothing in the Heart Beauty Essentials box that I won’t use. So, what do you get? From the left, a sample size of bareMinerals Complexion Rescue, a hydrating gel cream that combines skincare and coverage, it’s a bb cream, cc cream and tinted moisturiser in one product! The award winning Philosophy 3-in-1 Cleanser it removes makeup from the eyes, cleanses and tones the skin and lightly moisturises too. Next are two 50ml products from Dove, Youthful Vitality shampoo & Conditioner. Contains one of my favourite ingredients, Coconut Oil which made me love it right away. I’ve already used both products today, so a review will be coming soon! Next up, Green People Sun Lotion SPF 15 with Tan Accelerator, this is a 20ml size of product it smells amazing and is also organic too. They say trials have shown that you can tan faster by 25% when you use this lotion and the tan fading slows down by 50%. Sounds great to me, it means time spent out in the sun is reduced. Balance Me Radiance Face Mask is one of my favourite products in the box, I love the brand! I used the mask this morning, and it does what it says on the tube, it’s brightened my complexion completely, my skin is so much more radiant. Amie Hydrating Daily Moisturiser 100ml of product and is suitable for vegetarians and vegans as it’s free from any animal extracts. It’s paraben free and free of mineral oils. It’s also pH balanced. I haven’t tried this moisturiser yet, so I’ll get back to you with that. Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels 3.2g sachet containing a pair of eye gels to place under each eye for 10 minutes to help firm and de-puff tired eyes. Contains Icelandic glacial water which helps to tone and brighten too. Kneipp Devil’s Claw Herbal Bath contains natural essential oils and is beneficial for relaxing the back, shoulders and neck, a 20ml sample which is enough for 2 baths. Wild About Beauty Eyeshadow in the shade Alana. I’m not sure if everyone gets the same shade in the box or if there are other shades too. But this eyeshadow is skin friendly containing ingredients such as Aloe Vera and vitamins E and C. I’m thinking that this is a full size product in the box, 2.5g. Le Couvent des Minimes Cloisters Hand Cream smells absolutely divine! It’s deliciously floral and completely moisturising for hands, it’s gone straight into my handbag to use on the go. I had never heard of this brand, but because it smells so good I want to find more! This is a trial size 25ml. Vichy Idealia Life Serum is a 3ml sample. Suitable for all skin types and is paraben free. I’ve used this up already! There was enough for just one use, it’s to help skin look more radiant and even out the skintone, pores are meant to be reduced. Nails Inc Gel Effect nail polish in the shade Hyde Park Place. This is a full size nail polish in a gorgeous grey shade, one of my favourite colours for my nails so I was very happy to get this in my box. I’m wearing it now so I shall be writing a review on the wearability soon. Lastly in this amazing box of goodies is a cute little Heart shaped Face Cloth. You just immerse the heart in water and it expands, it’s ideal for removing your cleansers, masks and exfoliators.

So, for 13 products with a value worth over £70, I think that this box is fantastic value for £15.00, especially as I shall use everything in it. Ordering is easy from Latest in Beauty, and delivery very quick. We ordered this box on Sunday and I received it on Thursday, the only problem is with the courier. It’s Yodel, who never knock on the door to put the parcel in my hand, they always leave it on the doorstep. It wouldn’t be so bad if they wanted to leave it on the doorstep, if they could just knock or ring the bell so that I knew it was there? If you would like to see more of what Latest in Beauty has to offer click HERE.

Do you like the Latest In Beauty boxes? What’s been your favourite?

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My First Beauty Box!!

Hello lovelies!

I’m a bit late to the party when it comes to beauty boxes, you know those gorgeous subscription ones that you get sent every month, the ones that contain beauty products some full size and some trial/travel size, which can also be a bit hit and miss? You know the ones I mean don’t you? Mark actually surprised me with one this week he bought one for me from Latest in Beauty.

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He bought me The Glamour Spring Edit Beauty Box, which is in conjunction with Glamour magazine. The box itself is a pretty mint green and purple, very Springlike and very sturdy too.

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The products themselves are wrapped in pretty polka dot tissue paper and holding it together is a sticky seal with the logo. On top of the products were three information cards. One card tells me what the products are, one is a card which gives you discount codes for the brands in the box, and lastly there is a card with a pre-paid subscription code to Glamour magazine, 12 print issues + 12 ipad and iphone editions.

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OMG! That was me when I opened the tissue wrapping. The contents are just fabulous. There are 8 FULL SIZE products in this box. From Revlon there is a Gel Envy nail polish and top coat, From Beauty UK, the very popular High Brow eyebrow kit, from Kiko a long-lasting stick eyeshadow, from Model Co a cream lip and cheek tint and the last cosmetics product is a pretty lip gloss from Rimmel. Also in this box of beautiful treasures is a Nuxe hydrating face mask and a Moroccan Oil hair mask, lastly there’s a cute little sample of an Ellie Saab perfume. I believe that there is approximately £69 worth of products in the Glamour Spring Edit box, plus the pre-paid subscription to Glamour magazine too, this is just outstanding value for just £16.99. Absolutely amazing! I’m yet to try all the products but as soon as I do I shall be back telling you my thoughts. In the meantime, if you would like to see this box and more then just click HERE to go to the Latest In Beauty website.

See you soon.

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My Birthday Haul……

Hello and welcome back lovelies!

I’ve just had my 55th Birthday and Mark bought me a few Makeup Revolution and MUA Makeup Academy goodies, I had a bit of money for my birthday too so I bought myself some skin care and other bits and pieces.

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So, Mark bought me from Makeup Revolution “Beyond Flawless” eyeshadow palette, “Flawless Matte” eyeshadow palette, “All About Cream” blusher palette and a 3 highlight powders palette. From MUA Makeup Academy he bought me, from MUA LUXE the “Whipped Velvet” blusher in the shade “Rococo” and “Whipped Velvet” lip lacquer in the same shade “Rococo”. I will of course be writing reviews of all my new products so keep watching!

With my birthday money I treated myself to some new skin care, and this time I opted for Superdrug’s own brand of “Naturally Radiant” day cream, night cream and eye cream. I bought Superdrug facial cleansing wipes (yes I know I’ve said in the past that they are awful things to cleanse your skin with, but I shall be using them to remove swatches, and while I’m testing different lip colours etc) I’ve never used a dry shampoo before so I bought a Superdrug one, I also bought a lip product from MUA it’s the Lip Switch Matte Shine Duo which is actually a definite WOW! for me, and I shall be getting myself a few more shades, I can’t wait to review that for you. Lastly I bought some pretty nail art stickers to add some finishing touches to my Spring/Summer manicures. The gorgeous black makeup bag was free with the Superdrug 3 for 2 over all cosmetics offer. I actually got two makeup bags because Mark bought six items!

Thank You for reading today, and please come back soon when I shall have some reviews of these beauties to share with you.

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A Saturday Shopping Trip!

Hello lovelies

So, I had a beauty shopping list all written out ready to transfer to my Superdrug online account and then Mark suggested that instead of waiting for the few days delivery why not just get in the car and go through to March (a little town near us) Superdrug. Sounded good to me, I’ll have my products in my hands TODAY!

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I’m pretty good when it comes to beauty shopping, I NEVER buy products I know I will never use, I NEVER buy anything because I only want to blog about it, I shall be using everything you can see in my little “haul”

I was desperate for some new nail products, I’ve loads of nail polish, but I needed files and cuticle oil. I plumped for a pack of “Long Lasting Nail Shapers” which are Superdrug’s own brand and were £1.99 for a pack of 2. I also got a “Cushioned Nail Buffer” again Superdrug brand, which was £1.89. I couldn’t find the cuticle oil I was after so instead I bought Superdrug  “Conditioning Cuticle Cream” which was £2.99 I needed a face scrub so I plumped for the “Smoothing Facial Scrub” from Simple for £2.66 My L’Oreal “Age Perfect Refreshing Toner” was £2.99 “Organix Renewing Argan Oil of Morocco” penetrating hair oil was £4.66 my “Eyelure Individual Lashes” were £5.35  For moisturiser I bought one from “Nivea” I chose the “Express Hydration Primer” which was only £3.32 and, I finally found I could buy Makeup Revolution products from my local Superdrug, only been waiting for nearly a year for that to happen! So I picked up (or rather Mark sneaked it into the basket, without me knowing) The “Flawless” eye shadow palette from Makeup Revolution, £8.00, lastly I bought 2 MUA Makeup Academy items, a clear nail polish which was £1.00 and one of their new “Sweet Sheen Lip Balm” which was £2.00.

There are a couple of items here that I shall be writing a review of, so I hope you will look out for them soon.

Thank you for reading

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COLLECTIVE HAUL from AMAZON UK and WILKO……

Hello gorgeous people!

Okay, so another Amazon UK order arrived and me and Mark popped into our local Wilko where a little purchase was made. Capture07Another palette to add to my collection, this time from the brand W7 and it’s lovely. I’ve not played with it yet and I can’t wait too, so keep a look out for swatches and review coming soon. I also got a W7  camouflage kit, obviously a palette of various shades of concealer, again I haven’t used it but will be trying it out and getting back with a review post soon. Lastly, still yet another product from Real Techniques this time the Miracle Complexion sponge and I’m looking forward to trying it out later. These three products were purchased from Amazon UK and I shall find out the prices and leave links in my review post. In the meantime if you want to check out what Amazon UK have to offer at the moment click HERE

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It’s been ages since I went into a Wilko store and I really wanted to take a look at the Essence stand, isn’t it pretty and bright? I did only get two items from Essence though, a BB Cream and a Glow in the dark nail varnish top coat. I also bought a facial wash from Skin Therapy which was actually a mistake on my part, I really wanted the face scrub!  I went to the back of the shelf for my product, because you don’t actually know if anyone has opened the products at the front. (If the store has rotated their stock correctly then newer products should be at the back) I picked up the facial wash by mistake and I didn’t notice until I got home. I will of course still use it. I also picked up some face wipes. No I will not be using them to cleanse my face, I shall be using them when I do my make up for clean ups ect and for when I do swatches. I needed a new hairband to pull my hair away from my face when I do my make up so I got a pack of 5, the backcomb brush will be better for my hair than keep using a comb and I found a pack of rather large oval cotton wool pads, much better than the fiddely little round ones that I currently use. Lastly I picked up the new Rimmel Wonderful Mascara with Argan oil, it’s huge! and it looks like it might be a great product too. I’ll get the review up as soon as possible. Wilko do have an online store if you don’t have a shop local to you, just click HERE.

Just to let you lovelies know, In October I am going to do “A Month In Nail Polish” series where I shall be showing you a different nail polish every day during the month. I hope you will enjoy that.

Thank you for stopping by today, take care lovely people.

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JULY FAVOURITES!

Hi there lovely people and welcome back!

So we are are now into August, doesn’t time fly by? I’m a bit late with my July favourites but better late than never. I’ve recently been showing some love to products I’ve not used for a while this last month.

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Shimmer Kisses Blusher from MUA Makeup Academy is a product that I’ve started using again, it is just such a pretty blusher/highlighter with 4 different shades of pink that you can wear alone or as I do swirl together and apply to the apples of the cheeks for a gorgeous rosy glow. Find it HERE on the MUA website for only £3.00.

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I love lilac nail polish and a favourite for me this month has been “Adore” from Makeup Revolution such a pretty colour for Summer and it’s only £1.00 from HERE on the  website.

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My beautiful Moisture Boost shampoo and conditioner from Organic Surge. The fragrance of these pair is just very Summery and the condition it leaves my hair in is fabulous,  just what my hair needs during this heatwave in GB at the moment. If you want super conditioned hair go HERE to the website where you can get the shampoo and conditioner for £12.50.

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Favourite body scrub this month has been “The Lazy Evening” Gentle Body Scrub from Calcot Manor. I love using this body scrub, it’s not too scratchy, it smells beautiful and because it has almond oil in it, it’s so moisturising, and my skin feels so soft after using. I bought this body scrub from Tesco HERE for £3.99

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I’ve recently started to use my Undressed palette from  MUA again, it’s got the perfect colours for me to have a pretty natural look for the Summer.  It’s only got 3 matte shades in it which I use for the crease (or rather creating a crease) the rest are shimmer but that’s okay, I only use them on the mobile lid. Love this palette, a lot.

Lastly, a very random favourite from the last month, in fact it’s longer. I have been adding fresh lemon and fresh garden mint to my glasses of water. When I started drinking water straight from the tap it was giving me heartburn so I thought about adding mint knowing that mint is good for digestion I thought it would stop the heartburn which thankfully it has. I now add a squeeze of lemon and a thick slice of lemon with the mint to my water and it’s so refreshing, and I know that it’s good for me too. I have also added a chunk of fresh pineapple to a glass of water and a chunk of melon too. Delicious! 

What’s been your favourites this last month? Tell me in the comments below, or you could join me on Facebook or Twitter too!

Thank you for reading lovely people, lots of love.

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Organic Surge Moisture Boost Shampoo and Conditioner, My thoughts…

Welcome back lovely people.

As you may have seen from a previous post, Mark bought me some beautiful products from Organic Surge. He found them at, of all places our local Co-Op. He bought me the Moisture Boost shampoo and conditioner and also the eye gel. I have used all of them in the past after I won a competition with The Guardian newspaper, there were a ton of products for me to get through and I still have an unused hand wash over a year later!  It was actually because I won all the Organic Surge products that I decided to start writing a blog. This shampoo and conditioner are two of my favourite products from them.

All Organic Surge products are NOT tested on animals and are suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Also free from harsh chemicals, parabens, SLS. There are no artificial colouring or fragrance and no genetically modified ingredients.

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So firstly, the shampoo. It’s suitable for dry, frizzy or colour treated hair, and I do colour my hair and it does get dry on the ends when it’s ready for a trim, I’m lucky that I don’t suffer from frizzy hair.

The first thing I noticed when I opened the shampoo was the absolutely delicious fragrance. It has a citrus fragrance to it. It  contains lemon peel extract to help put the shine back into the hair as it flattens the cuticle of the hair shaft, so I guess that’s where I get the citrus fragrance from. It also has organic olive leaf and grape-vine extracts within it. The olive leaf is a natural anti oxidant which will help to restores silkiness back to the hair. While washing my hair with this shampoo I didn’t get a lot of lathering as it doesn’t contain SLS which can strip the hair and cause damage, it’s a light lather but it cleanses my hair beautifully and leaves it feeling fresh and clean, but yet it doesn’t feel “stripped” even after a double wash.I  apply shampoo then rinse, then wash again and rinse. This is a beautiful shampoo and it comes in a massive 250ml tube (which can go right into the recycling bin when you have used it up) it’s worth every penny of the £5.99. Love Love Love! Take a look at the Organic Surge website HERE

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The Moisture Boost conditioner is equally as beautiful containing the same ingredients as the shampoo plus some extra goodies for the hair, like a blend of thyme and fennel extracts to help stop hair breakage and orange essential oil to help detoxify the hair. This will go a very long way because you don’t need a lot of product to get beautiful conditioning. I have neck length thick hair and I used a “blob” (for want of a better word) about the size of  a 50 pence piece and massaged into my hair and left it in for about a minute, before rinsing out. I didn’t put any product on my hair while I was drying it as I wanted to see how it felt after using both shampoo and conditioner. My hair felt so soft and silky and I didn’t have any flyaway’s either. The conditioner is also £5.99. But on their website you can buy them both for £10.78 at the moment. What a bargain for beautiful healthy shiny hair!

I am so happy that Mark found Organic Surge in our local Co-Op, but he said you really have to hunt the shelves for the products, they don’t have their own designated shelves. The shampoo and conditioner were with all the other hair care brands. I want to try the new Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser but Mark didn’t see it in the store. But that’s okay because I’m still using my gorgeous Daily Care Facial Wash. 

Okay, lovely people that’s the hair care sorted, I shall be back to share the Eye Gel soon, in the meantime if you click HERE it will take you to Organic Surge website.

Thank you for reading, take care.

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A Little Organic Surge “haul”

I’m back with a little “haul” that Mark put in the shopping today.

So, Mark just popped to our local Co-Op for a few bits to top up the fridge and freezer and when he came back he said he bought a couple of extra nice bits. I was unpacking the shopping and found a couple of nice melons (Oh Matron!) no really, he bought a couple of nice cantaloupe melons but he said they weren’t the nice bits he bought, and proceeded to pull out of the shopping bag some gorgeous Organic Surge products. He had bought me their amazing Moisture Boost shampoo and conditioner and Eye Gel.

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I am a huge fan of Organic Surge I’m using the daily facial wash at the moment, and have had many body and skin-care products from the brand in the past, they are just lovely. I’ve had the eye gel before and it’s gorgeous straight from the fridge! I’ve had the shampoo and conditioner before too and I can’t wait to use them again in the morning. Mark said that Co-Op have a 3 for 2 offer on for Organic Surge products at the moment, but I don’t know how much the products are so I can’t tell you. Although on their website these two hair products purchased together are £10.78 and the eye gel is £8.49. Organic Surge have amazing deals for their products, they call them “bundles” on their website, if you would like to see these beautiful products just click HERE

That’s it for today, I promise! I hope you all have a great week lovely people.

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