Travel

Heathcote & Ivory - Vintage & Co: Braids & Blooms

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It's 'Bon voyage' with Heathcote & Ivory’s new and bestselling Vintage & Co Braids & Blooms collection. This Inflight Essentials pack comes well-equipped with a travel sized hand cream, a sanitiser and calming gel, a set of designer playing cards and earplugs. You can find all of your travelling necessities inside this 'Braids & Booms' vintage-inspired package. The Amazing Blog has tried many of their charmingly designed products, see here for their drawer liners. We were therefore excited to try their new travel kit, a product now at the top of our packing list.

We are always itching to get away on our travels, but with that, we are faced with dreaded travel days. From a restless night’s sleep, hoping that we don’t snooze through our alarms, to praying that the weather will cooperate to avoid any delays - we are ready to depart both looking, and feeling exhausted! 

However, with this handy Inflight Essentials kit, you are offered a much needed and calming in-flight routine. First, sanitise your hands, a welcome ritual after fiddling around with luggage. Then, apply the calming gel, which is infused with lavender, to relieve anxieties and aid sleep. Slip in your earplugs, massage your hands with the shea butter and vitamin E enriched hand cream, and close your eyes. If you do have trouble sleeping, take out the playing cards to keep yourself occupied with a solo game of patience, or perhaps persuade your neighbour to a quick game of poker! You can purchase your travel pack here for £12.00.

 

Balance Festival

Here at The Amazing Blog we understand how difficult it can be to maintain the motivation needed to lead a healthy lifestyle. That is why we thought we'd let you know about the Balance Festival: The perfect place to find like-minded individuals who are joining together to embrace a healthier lifestyle.

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Balance Festival is the largest fitness and wellness-focused event in the UK. It brings together the best foods, classes, and the most knowledgeable nutritionists, trainers, yogis and chefs; all of whom will share their expertise to help you kick-start your journey to a better self. There is never a dull moment with over 150 food, fitness, wellness, and travel brands to explore. Workshops will include talks and cooking demos, plus there is the option to attend over 200 fitness classes from £6 per session, perfect to sweat out some of those toxins. 

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You can try out numerous cutting-edge workouts on the main stage and then relax in The Sanctuary to recharge or practice mindfulness. It is impossible to leave the festival without feeling inspired and ready to take on a new healthy lifestyle. The buzzing atmosphere will keep you coming back year after year to discover new brands, workouts and recipes; ensuring that your health regime is never dull.

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The Balance Festival takes place 11th-13th May 2018 at The Old Truman Brewery. Super Early Bird Tickets are available here starting at £24.50 for a standard pass, £45 for VIP, and £75 for a weekend VIP. See you there!

Winky Lux Mini Lip Pill Kit

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We here at The Amazing Blog don’t know why, but we adore something much more when it’s mini. So if you’re anything like us, you’ll absolutely love the Mini Lip Pill Kit from Winky Lux. This New York City-based brand is all about creating luxurious, on-trend makeup at an affordable price, so we can all feel like the 'Queens' that we are; their motto which we can surely get behind. 

Winky Lux has put together their best-selling Demi-Matte Lip Velours, so with 5 shades, you are bound to find your signature shade. From the essential nude shades and a classic red to the more adventurous bright and dark purple shades, this kit gives you a perfect matte colour for any and every occasion. The mini size also makes these lipsticks easy to travel with or it can make the perfect gift for any makeup lover in your life.

The shades come in Meow, Pippy, City, Royal, and Heart and are incredibly creamy and long-lasting. Of course, we love that they are cruelty, paraben, and gluten-free. Our favourite shade that we often sport has to be Meow because it suits so many skin tones and is really the perfect everyday shade. Though we do love to rock the shade City, a beautiful dark purple, on those nights out when we want a pop of something just a little bit different and totally glamorous.

The Mini Lip Pill Kit from Winky Lux is available here for £11.39, but we’re sure you’ll be going back for a full size of at least one shade soon after. Winky Lux is also available from Asos, Feelunique and Harvey Nichols.

Face and Body Salvation by Dr Bragi

There are many different skin care routines out there, but no matter which you subscribe to The Amazing Blog believes you should always include the necessary three; cleanse, tone and moisturise. As such we are always looking for innovative new brands that can join this trio and act as a base for our routines. While searching for a new product we came across Dr Bragi and their Face and Body Salvation. The brilliant toning effects of this mist means it works brilliantly as a toner as part of a routine or on its own as a quick pick me up, as it left our skin looking hydrated and healthy all day long.

The Icelandic brand is inspired by the countries unique marine life and the enzymes that inhabit the islands surrounding ocean.  Dr Bragi discovered the benefits of marine enzymes when researching their effects at healing wounds, and decided their healing abilities would be incredibly efficient when applied to skincare.  In the case of the mist, the enzymes help to leave skin looking supple and bright all day. The enzyme’s exfoliating action works to target any pesky patches of dry skin, it targets any hyper-pigmentation and leaves skin deeply hydrated.

It couldn’t be simpler to use, just spray the mist evenly over the face and body and massage in. We can’t imagine our mornings without this mist; it has left us looking younger, brighter and suppler.

This is a must have mist and can be purchased here for £80.00

Male Exclusive Skincare Travel Set By Regentiv

Travel kits are always handy to have in the stash, as you never know when you're going to need to take your skincare regime in transit with you. For all the men out there, don't think The Amazing Blog has forgotten about you. We fully appreciate that men need to keep their regime going, even while travelling. That's why Regentiv's Male Exclusive Travel Set is on our radar and now on yours.

Regentiv works alongside leading Harley Street Skin Specialists to combine science with nature. The result is unique formulas with highly effective and active ingredients. Their products are cruelty-free and paraben free, which is always an added plus. Regentiv has created a skincare travel set of their Male Exclusive skincare range which includes their Deep Cleansing Wash, Vitalising Freshener, Specialist Serum With Retinol and Oxygenating Moisturiser With Vitamin E. Together they tackle tired, dull and dry complexions, lines and wrinkles, blocked pores, acne, skin irritations and uneven pigmentation. This little set is perfect as a gift, to sample the range or for travel.

The Deep Cleansing Wash exfoliates and cleanses the pores with fine natural grains. This is ideal for sloughing away dead skin for fresh and smooth skin. The Vitalising Freshener further works to exfoliate the skin of impurities, while also refining open pores for clarity and tone. To help reduce the signs of ageing, such as fine lines, wrinkles, uneven pigmentation and puffiness, apply the Specialist Serum. This serum also works wonders to soothe the skin post-shave, helping to prevent shaving rashes and blocked follicles. If you suffer from acne scarring, the serum also helps to diminish old marks. Finish the regime off with the Oxygenating Moisturiser to quench the skin and give it some life, preventing any tightness that can happen after using exfoliators and toners. The moisturiser has a bonus SPF15, which is always important!

Purchase the Male Exclusive Travel Set here for £59.95.