Friday Favourites - Halloween Events

Halloween is finally here! And for those who love to celebrate, Halloween conveniently fell on a Friday this year, leaving you an entire three days to boogie down. Here at The Amazing Blog we cannot get enough of Halloween. Who doesn’t love an entire day devoted to candy, ghosts and costumes? We did some research and put together a list of Halloween events taking place in London throughout the weekend that we thought our lovely readers would enjoy.

Secretsundaze Dead Famous Halloween Party

Nov 1. Beginning at 22:00

Are you expecting your Halloween weekend to include more boos than KitKats? Well then Secretsundaze’s Dead Famous Halloween Party is perfect for you. As suggested by the title, you’re supposed to dress as a dead celebrity, so it’s time to get those creative juices flowing. But make sure your costume is still comfortable because you will be dancing the night away with DJs Ronaldo, Funkineven, Romare and Giles and James.

Tickets are £19.50 and the party takes place at the Oval Space.

High Fashion Halloween Party

Oct. 31st beginning at 21:00 9-2 Broadway House, Fulham

In our opinion, Halloween is just another excuse to show-off your ability to put a chic yet costume together. High Fashion Halloween Party expects their guests to be dressed as high fashion ghouls, sexy beasts, etc. The event takes place in one of London’s most exclusive private members clubs at the Chelsea House. If you’ve shown up with a costume and you’re ready to work it, there will be a catwalk for the best-dressed guests and a grand prize for the winner. Even designers are encouraged to produce a crazy Halloween outfit for the night. Did you show up alone? Don’t worry! From 22:00-23:00 Catch Me Cupid has organised a fun speed-dating event in one part of the venue. You may have come in alone, but that doesn’t mean you have to leave alone!

Tickets are £24.00 and the event takes place at the Broadway House in Fulham.

Thorpe Park Fright Nights

Oct 24. – Nov. 2 beginning at 15:00

If you would prefer not to be in the city and want to enjoy a night of adventure, head on over to Thorpe Park Movie Studios. You get the chance to experience the rides after dark and get trapped in terrifying mazes based on iconic horror films, such as The Blair Witch Project, My Bloody Valentine, The Cabin in the Wood and Saw.

For those of you who want to test your limits, you can check in at the Thorpe Shark Hotel for the Fright Nights Challenge. Once the park closes at 22:00, the gates will shut and the guests of the hotel will be locked in an abandoned theme park until 2:00. You will be dragged from your rooms and forced to look for a photograph of yourself in order to ‘stay alive.’ In the meantime, you might be kidnapped, blindfolded, or even chased by a cult. The Extra Cut overnight experience will not let you enjoy a peaceful night of sleep. Even when you return back to your room, there might be unwelcome creatures lurking around once the lights are off.

Tickets to enjoy an evening at the park are £25.99. Prices, based on four people sharing a room, are from £125.00 each, which includes an overnight stay, two-day park tickets, breakfast, complimentary parking and exclusive First to Ride time.

Whether you stay at home binging on candy and horror films or decide to attend one of the events listed above, The Amazing Blog hopes you have a very Happy Halloween!

Touché by Flavien

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You’ve been told over and over again that Argan Oil is the best thing for you skin, but what if we told you that there might be something better…. After hearing about Touché by Flavien through our client the eminent beauty blogger, The Beauty Shortlist, where the company won an award last year, I just knew I had to try some products for The Amazing Blog.

What makes this luxurious brand Touché by Flavien so unique is the fact that they contain the ingredient Prickly Pear, which is one of the most exclusive (and expensive!) beauty oils in the world. The reason why is that its production is quite labour intensive and can take up to an astonishing 4 days to process – all of which has to be done by hand. The Prickly Pear seeds are separated from the pulp before being dried and cold pressed and each seed only contains 5% of oil, so over 60 lbs of seeds have to be handled for about 34 oz. of oil. So, I hear you ask, what makes Prickly Pear oil a competitor of Argan Oil?  Well, it contains more Tocopherol than any other oil used in the beauty sector. Tocopherol are molecules with strong antioxidants and the highest levels of Vitamin E, which contains powerful anti-inflammatory powers and has excellent wound healing properties.

I was lucky enough to try the Soothing Body Cream, Delicate Cleansing Gel and Body Cleansing Milk. They are absolutely my favourite products right now.

The Soothing Body Cream is an anti-ageing luxurious body cream that glides over the skin with a calming touch. It deeply nourishes and smoothes the skin from head to toe. The ingredients of White Peony, Prickly Pear, Almond Seed Oil, Black Tea, and St. John’s Wort regenerate collagen, deeply nourish and counteract the effects of any skin irritations. This body lotion is light but extremely long lasting. I found that even at nighttime my skin still felt soft and moisturised – for me this is a winner!  It has a very delicate fragrance, which won’t conflict with any other scent you care to spray on afterwards. You can purchase 150 ml of the Soothing Body Cream for £49.00 here.

The Delicate Cleansing Gel is the one product I was desperate to try. It has been specifically formulated with calming and balancing plant extracts suitable for sensitive skin. This cleansing gel also contains Prickly Pear, which helps nourish and soothe the skin. A trio of coconut derivatives gently cleanse, helping water to mix with oil and impurities, so that they are easily washed away. The ingredient Glycerin works with the skin’s intercellular matrix to attract just the right amount of water to maintain homeostasis. I really love this cleansing gel, and will definitely be buying more. It is made specifically for ‘intimate areas’ and as far as I can see, there are very few ‘natural’ cleansing products on the market that cater to this specific region of the body. If this sounds like a product for you, you can purchase the Delicate Cleansing Gel for £39.00 for 200 ml here.

The Body Cleansing Milk is also deeply moisturising and regenerates skin while lifting away impurities thanks to Moringa Oil, Vitamins A, C, and E and Amino Acids. These ingredients provide a healthy environment for skin cells to thrive. Infused with Prickly Pear, the cleansing milk helps prevent the development of fine lines and radical damage. It is one of the richest body cleansing milks that I have used and it’s absolutely fabulous. I found it particularly good for me especially before applying my weekly fake tan, mainly because it left my skin perfectly prepped. Again, I’ll be buying more of this too! You can purchase 200 ml of the Body Cleansing Milk here for £38.00.

I’m in love with these products, particularly as they are so pure and use the wonderful Prickly Pear Oil. After using them, there is no doubt in my mind that Prickly Pear Oil will be the next big thing for skincare products, and I can’t wait to try more of what Touché by Flavien has to offer. Unfortunately for Touché by Flavien, the products seem to be a best kept secret, but take it from me, they are all highly recommended – so please don’t miss out! 

Hello Spray

Have you ever gone on a date, ordered an eye-catching meal and then realised you now have bad breath? Here at The Amazing Blog we understand your dilemma, which is why we set out to find a great product to help freshen up your breath. Say hello to Hello Sprays!

All you have to do is spray and voilà! Your breath is as good as new.

Hello, a new oral-care company, prides itself on its intention to create products without alcohol, artificial sweeteners or artificial colouring. It focuses on natural ingredients while still tasting great. You can buy flavours, such as Mojito Mint, Pink Grapefruit Mint and Supermint

Now you never have to worry about your breath throughout the date. Just excuse yourself, go to the toilets, use your Hello Spray, and you’re good to go. Just make sure you don’t leave it at home!

Visit Hello's website to see a list of companies that supply these tasty spritz-on-the-go products  and all of your bad breath problems will disappear. 

Popbands

We can all relate to the moment where you become so tired of your hair falling in front of your face, you finally decide to just throw it up into a ponytail. Depending on your hair type, some bands unfortunately do not get the job done right. We at The Amazing Blog have had this happen plenty of times, but thanks to Popbands, all of our pony problems are over.

Popbands are soft, stretchy and they don’t leave dent marks in your hair. Now you don’t have to be embarrassed about letting your hair down after a couple of hours in a ponytail.

Popbands do what they are supposed to do. As someone with long, thick hair, I have a hard time finding a band that can keep my hair tight in a ponytail for an entire day. I hate having to fix my hair every couple of hours. With Popbands, I never have that issue. They hold my hair perfectly in place for the entire day. Another benefit? I never have to deal with those thin black hair bands that always rip my hair out when I let it down. My hair never gets caught in my Popband.

They also come in bright, fun colours and are cute enough to wear on your wrist as an extra bracelet. The more uses you can get out of a simple product, the better!

You can purchase individual hair bands here, or if one band isn't enough, you can buy multi packs here. It’s time to smarten up your locks.

 

 

That Protein - Pumpkin Powder

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Although Halloween is usually associated with tasty treats and candies, we at The Amazing Blog have recently been looking for a healthy way to indulge in all of our favourite Halloween flavours.  Once we received a sample of That Protein's Pumpkin Protein powder, we were pleased to discover that it is indeed possible to cease our sweet tooth and watch our diets.

By using the company's “I Heart Pumpkin Seed Protein Powder” along with Chia seed mix, the nutritionists at That Protein have developed the perfect Pumpkin Protein “Healthy Halloween” super food shake powder. Never thought of combining these two unique mixtures? Well, the combination of the two is what makes this product both utterly unique and extremely effective.

This protein powder contains high doses of Fibre and Omega 3. That means by mixing it into your daily shakes and other liquids, you can enjoy a sweet and refreshing pumpkin flavour while staying full for a longer period of time. Say goodbye to all of those candy and chocolate cravings, because with this tasty and healthy treat, there is no need for snacking! Thanks to our friends at That Protein, the act of snacking and savouring at The Amazing PR office has been completely redefined.

This tasty pumpkin product, along with other That Protein products, can be bought here for £14.99 for 10 servings. Not a fan of the pumpkin flavour craze?  Not to worry, the company provides a wide array of other flavours as well, including Happy Happy Hemp Protein Powder and Blissful Brown Rice.