Halloween Feature

Now that Halloween is right around the corner, we at The Amazing Blog are feeling particularly festive and ready to celebrate. What better way to celebrate one of our favourite holidays than with a carefully constructed goodie bag full of spooky treats? Once we came across companies such as LUSH, Choc on Choc, SockShop and Chamilia, we now believe we’ve found the perfect products to make your holiday that much better.

First and foremost, you will need a splendid outfit for the big night. Whether you already have a costume or you are seeking the perfect accessory to top off your spooky get-up, the fashion brand SockShop has launched a new collection of Halloween inspired tights, perfect for any creepy crawly occasion. This collection consists of tights that are far from your average pair, for they are both extra smooth and pleasantly comfortable. Created out of 90% polyamide, 10% spandex and a comfy waistband—these special stockings will give you the ability to boogie down all night! The collection includes tights with a variety of creepy creatures on them, ranging as far as Black Cats to pumpkin patterns. Take a look at the Sock Shop website for the Halloween tights and other fun undergarments.

If you are looking to add a little glam to your accessory assortment, take a different approach and spice up your costume with some jewellery. In attempt to find the perfect jewels for our glamorous get-ups, we stumbled upon the Chamilia 2014 Halloween collection. Thanks to this company, our accessory anxiety has finally come to an end. The greatest thing about the Chamilia charm bracelets is that you are not obligated to wear the same jewellery everyday. If you are feeling spontaneous, you can purchase a variety of charms and switch up your look as much as you'd like. Feeling fierce? Try the Halloween Cat Eyes charm. Eager for a spookier addition to your arm party? Take the Skull Beads up for a spin. Or, if you are having trouble deciding which beads to choose, you can wear them all. The Chamilia Halloween collection includes Halloween inspired jewels of all kinds, are all available for purchase here.

Now that you have gotten all of your accessories straightened out, who doesn’t love a good treat every once and a while? Choc on Choc Halloween bars are passionate about providing a chocolate that is intricately designed, pleasing to the eye and simply delicious. This sweet snack is made from only the finest Belgian chocolate and prepared by layering chocolate on top of chocolate, making it truly unique and guaranteed to please even the pickiest trick-or-treaters. Take a look at the variety of spooky sweets this brand has to offer here

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Finally, after a big night of trick-or-treating and getting all dressed up for this splendid holiday, it is only assumed that a long soak will be much needed by the end of the weekend. Thanks to the new LUSH Halloween collection, you can indulge in a relaxing past time while staying in the holiday spirit. Who would have thought that was even possible?

The collection contains an exciting list of bath bombs, which come in a variety of shapes, colours and sizes. Looking to add sparkle, fizz and a little extra colour to the water of your bath? Try either the Northern Light, Sparkler, or Lord of Misrule bath bombs. Each of these bombs results in a unique fizzing effect or change in bath water colour that will simply leave you in awe. If you prefer the presentation of the bomb over the effect, LUSH has you covered with a collection of bubble bars which are shaped like some of your favourite Halloween characters. This collection includes Pumpkin, Wizard and Fairy Ring bubble bars that not only add character to your bath but are simply delightful to look at. Having trouble deciding which to include for your Halloween gift exchanges? Not to worry, LUSH offers a clever Wizard Hat Gift, containing the Wizard Bubble Bar, Star Light Star Bright Bath Melt and Sparkler bath bomb. Take a look at the Halloween bath bombs along with other LUSH bath products for a variety of prices here.

Tideford Organic Soup

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Here at The Amazing Blog we just love when we come across a food brand that both pleases our taste buds and helps us live a healthy lifestyle. That being said, we were extremely grateful when Tideford Organics sent us a wide selection of their organic soups which we found just delightful.

The company sent us Pea and Mint, Beetroot with Crème Fraiche and Dill, and Italian Tomato with Lentil and Red Pepper. Considering that the collection of soups are all organic, low fat, low salt, gluten free and wheat free, we allowed ourselves to indulge…and it was just positively sinful. Out of the three soups that we were able to try, our favourite was the Organic Italian Tomato with Lentil and Red Pepper. We loved its classic but reinvented profile, and it's the perfect replacement for the original tomato soup and grilled cheese combination. Overall, the soups are good for you, the company is passionate about what they do, and the food is delicious. Sign us up!

Though we fell in love with the soup, Tideford Organics is equally as passionate about providing a wide array of delicious and healthy foods of all kinds. The selection of food provided includes lines of porridge, pudding, pesto, and sauces. If you are looking for some delicious new foods to add to your daily meal-routine, check out the list of stockists here.

Docteur Renaud's Iris Lift Pore-Reducing Gel-Cream

Here at The Amazing Blog, we understand that as we age, our skin unfortunately ages as well. As you age, you may begin to notice wrinkles, your pores becoming more visible, or your skin losing its shine. Thanks to Docteur Renaud’s new Iris Lift Pore-Reducing Gel-Cream, you can reduce these pesky ageing effects and go back to looking like a younger version of you. 

Docteur Renaud uses Iris for all of its age defying formulations because of its ability to strengthen the skin. The anti-ageing properties of Iris limit the breakdown of protein and collagen while maintaining the quality of the membrane between the dermis and epidermis. Maintaining the membrane restores the firmness and tone of the skin, reducing fine lines and decreasing wrinkle depth.

The Iris Lift Pore-Reducing Gel-Cream provides complete anti-ageing care, tackling all the signs of ageing by bringing together three Iris extracts. The combination of the Iris Cell Extract, Iris Polyphenols and Organic Iris combat fine lines and wrinkles, restore firmness and elasticity to the skin, reduce visible pores, and deliver a radiance-boosting effect. Pistachio Tree Resin, Jojoba Oil, Macadamia Oils, Hyaluronic Acid, and Docteur Renaud’s Phyto-Oxygenating complex also help provide a boost of radiance to the skin, while moisturising and strengthening it as well.   

After using the product, 96% of 22 females interviewed said their skin felt smoother, firmer and more plumped up. We couldn't agree more!

Created for normal to combination skin types, the light cream will melt effortlessly into the skin, leaving it looking younger and feeling silky soft. For the best results, apply the Iris Lift Pore-Reducing Gel-Cream morning and evening on the face and neck area.

Docteur Renaud Iris Lift Pore-Reducing Gel-Cream is available here at £44.00 for 50 ml. 

 

Kris D'Amour - Deep Nourishing Cleansing Balm and Intensive Soothing Face Moisturiser

Now that the cold weather is finally upon us, we at The Amazing Blog have begun to notice that our skin is starting to suffer. Thankfully, we were sent Kris D’Amour products that met all of our skin treatment needs. Overall, the Cleansing Balm and the Intensive Soothing Face Moisturiser have both officially become our skincare go-to’s for this winter.

The first thing that we noticed about both products was the herbal and earthy mixed scents of green tea, lavender and patchouli plant oils. Along with containing a marvellous smell, the products treat a wide range of skin types, whether it be oily, sensitive or dry. So, how do they do it?

The Deep Nourishing Cleansing Balm contains an incredibly effective combination of essential oils (Chamomile, Lavender, and Rose/Geranium) which help to reduce skin redness, fight inflammations, as well help to calm dry and irritated skin. The different oils and butters (Organic Shea butter, Avocado butter, Organic Sesame oil, Organic Argan and Avocado) fully hydrate the skin and repair the skins natural moisture barrier, making it feel soft and smooth. Additionally, the unique vanilla

 The Intensive Soothing Face Moisturiser was developed to specifically designed to treat the dry, sensitive and dehydrated skin type, which is usually prone to irritation and eczema. The moisturiser contains Sea Buckthorn, which is an oil that’s rich in Vitamins, minerals and anti-inflammatory agents. Together, they effectively calm, repair, heal and promote cell regeneration. The product is also enriched with Vitamins E and A, which protects cells from breakdown and improves immunity and vision.

Most skincare products contain high amounts of synthetic ingredients which have little actual skincare benefit.  Kris d'Amour moisturisers are different from the rest, for they contain carefully selected pure and active plant extracts that intensively balance and rejuvenate the skin, stimulating it to regenerate and repair.

All of the products 100% natural and free from artificial fragrances, synthetic chemicals, and dangerous preservatives and colorants. Products are available for a variety of prices here

 

Braun - Waterflex Shaver

The holidays are fast approaching, and here at The Amazing Blog, we are always looking for the next best product to buy our loved ones. For those with a special man in your life, search no more. Braun’s Waterflex Wet & Dry Shaver is the perfect gift to keep your man looking clean-shaven and well groomed.

Braun prides itself on producing products that consumers want and need. Its entire product development process is consumer-centric. The company brings in hundreds of participants to discuss new trends, ideas or products in areas of both male and female grooming, which means everything they design is designed specifically with your needs in mind.

The Waterflex Wet & Dry Shaver is a perfect example of this. Its 33° pivoting shaver perfectly adapts to every contour of the face. No longer will you look over at your man and see tiny hairs along his jaw line that went unshaven. Its foil shavers use sideway movements on the skin, giving him a more through and comfortable shave. 

The Waterflex Wet & Dry Shaver is also functional both in and out of the shower, which means it is 100% waterproof, can easily be cleaned, and can be used at any time.

Check here to see the list of retailers that sell Braun products and their prices.