Skin Shop - KALME Basic Skincare Set

Now that we're putting the winter months behind us, most people are lucky enough to bid farewell to sore, chapped skin. For skin prone to rosacea, ruddiness and easy flushing, however, taming your skin is a constant battle, whatever the weather. We here at The Amazing Blog hate looking like Rudolph as we walk around outside. Lucky for us, Skin Shop’s KALME Skincare Set is helping to rid us of our red faces.

The KALME Skincare Set contains a brand new and patented extract of young caper buds that has been scientifically proven to help combat the symptoms of red skin and sensitivity by up to 70%. The new KALME range offers a plethora of benefits, which help to combat ruddiness and sensitivity, protect from UV damage, provide 24-hour moisturisation and a strong antioxidant action thank to its ingredients Derma Sensitive, NanoSun, Indinyl, and NDGA. I often suffer from redness around my nose, which flares up at the most unfortunate times, but after one use of the range, I noticed a significant reduction. My favourite product from the range is the Day Defence SPF25 Cream which, although not quite as moisturising as I would expect, is great when layered with an oil, offering sun protection to prevent any more redness appearing.  It's certainly a saviour when it comes to sore, angry looking skin.

The KALME Skincare Set (Basic) costs £39.95 and includes a SPF25 Day Defence Cream, a Night Repair Cream & Water-Free Cream Cleanser. Have a look at the Skin Shop website to stock up on the collection, and banish your bad skin days.

Produce Natural Soy Wax Candles - Wildflower

Here at The Amazing Blog, we know that an easy way to make a house feel like a home is to burn a freshly scented candle to make the whole home smell great. We recently discovered Produce Candles at Cotswold Trading,  who have a range of wonderful, somewhat quirky scents, perfect for adding a sense of homeliness to a place.

Presented in a stylish glass jar with a screw-top lid, these candles are as visually appealing as they are effective. Each candle is made with natural soy wax and is crafted with care with scents that correspond perfectly with their names. The produce-inspired scents bring the farmer’s market experience to your table in seconds, and the brand has a wonderful collection of fragrances, including Kale, Coriander, Carrot, Honey, Melon and Radish. We played it safe and tried out the Wildflower candle and we really loved how clean and fragrant the scent was. It wasn’t too overpowering, but still left the office smelling subtly floral and beautifully fresh. It certainly is the perfect way to bring the refreshing aromas of the market place into your home.

Head to the Cotswold Trading website here and get your own Produce Candles for £22.50. each.

Mara Seaweed - Seaweed Pouches

Here at The Amazing Blog, we’re constantly looking for healthy snack options so we can munch away throughout the work day without guilt. We recently found out about the delicious seaweed from Mara Seaweed, which are the perfect healthy topping for whatever we decide to nibble on.

Sourced from the pure seas of Scotland, Mara Seaweed is 100% natural, and it’s raw, vegan, organic and gluten-free, making it ideal to satisfy all cravings, no matter what your dietary restrictions may be. Although we consider ourselves experts in snacking, I must admit, I had no idea that there were so many different flavours to choose from. Of the three that we tried - Dulse, Kombu and Shony - my favourite was the latter. Perfect for sprinkling over salads, it was the ideal embellishment to my lunch. It’s low in fat, high in enriching protein and will fill you up so you have energy to last through the day. Dulse was also great for spicing up meaty dinner dishes, adding a really delicious smoky flavour. For the highest quality of taste, the brand recommend storing the seaweed in a dry environment out of direct sunlight, although I don't think ours will be lasting long enough to require the storage space.

To add this power snack to your collection, head here and try out the set of Mara Seaweed pouches for £14.99.

Event - Alexander McQueen "Savage Beauty" 2015

London Fashion Week 2015 was a smash hit, and it got us super excited for all of the latest fashion creations we’ll get to enjoy this year. Recently at The Amazing Blog, we came across a must-see event that will keep your passion for fashion alive. The Savage Beauty by Alexander McQueen exhibit is officially coming to London after its successful run at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Savage Beauty is the first retrospective work of the late Alexander McQueen to be presented in Europe. Known for his dramatic, dark and boundary-pushing catwalk collections, the designs will be presented with the same cutting-edge staging as his runway shows.

In New York, Savage Beauty became one of the top 10 most visited exhibitions, appealing viewers beyond the normal fashion demographic. If fashion isn’t exactly your cup of tea, it’s still a worthy exhibit to check out. The New Yorker wrote, "Even if you never bother with fashion shows, go to this one." 

The exhibition is currently on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum and will run until 2nd August 2015. You can view ticket details and information here.

Sunescape Tanning Products

We here at The Amazing Blog love having sun-kissed skin. Since traditional tanning can increase your risk for skin cancer and premature ageing, we rely on self-tanning products to get the glowing skin we crave. That’s why we love the easy to use tanning products from Sunescape so we can rock a bronze skin tone all year round.

With their Hydrating Self-Tanning Mousse, you’ll get the glow you crave in only a few minutes. The colour is natural-looking and comes in two different shades designed to fit your skin tone, so you don’t need to worry about looking orange! It even hides cellulite and stretch marks while giving you colour, so this mousse will become your new beauty BFF. It contains macadamia, avocado and coconut oils, so your skin will stay smooth and conditioned.

For a long-lasting tan, reach for the Hydrating Gradual Tan Extender to build or prolong a flawless tan. It hydrates your skin with the same essential oils found in the Hydrating Mousse, but also contains added antioxidants to help rejuvenate and balance your skin. This product is better for ladies and gentlemen with fair skin looking to slowly build a tan, as it enables you to control the depth of colour you desire.

Head to the Sunescape website now and pick up the mousse for £24 and the tan extender lotion for £20, and soon everyone will be asking you where you went for holiday!