Resultime - Eye Perfector Serum

How do celebrities do it? They tweet that they have been up since 4 a.m. and yet when you see their pictures online, they look wide awake. It’s hardly fair on us mere mortals, which is why we at The Amazing Blog have worked hard to discover their secret. Say good morning to the Resultime Eye Perfector Serum.

This multi-action serum smoothes, revives and illuminates the eye contour area. The combination of Vectorised Micro-Collagen, Seaweed Extract, and Vitamin C promotes cell renewal and micro-circulation, reduces skin pigmentation and puffiness, as well as strengthening the delicate skin around your eyes.

You know that gorgeous woman married to Justin Timberlake? She uses this product, as well as Pixie Lott and Michelle Keegan. In fact, many celebrity make-up artists use this serum on their clients because it has been known to reduce puffiness for 83% of its users. I love using the serum in the morning because it gets rid of my puffy eyes, and although I have yet to see any ‘illuminating effects,’ I’m hoping to see a difference the longer I use it. It feels so soothing and my make-up applies easily over it, so it's definitely become a staple in my skincare regime.

You can purchase the Eye Perfector Serum for £30 here. It's suitable for all skin types and can be applied in the morning and/or evening. So say goodbye to tired eyes and look refreshed all day long.

Botanicals - Lemongrass & Mandarin Body Lotion

Here at The Amazing Blog, we believe that nature really does know best, which is why we are always advocating products with natural ingredients. Botanicals Lemongrass & Mandarin Revitalising Body Lotion not only contains 100% natural ingredients, but also does wonders for your skin, leaving it feeling soft and silky in a natural way.

After reading about the various setbacks of using chemicals and artificial preservatives in beauty products, Botanicals vowed to never take that kind of risk with peoples’ bodies. Every product they sell is perfectly safe to use, and cares for your skin in a natural way. The pure and organic Revitalising Body Lotion contains Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Aloe Vera, Green Tea Extract and Lemongrass & Mandarin essential oils that combine to support the skin’s natural elasticity, replenish essential moisture and soften and smooth skin. After using the lotion, my skin definitely felt more hydrated and wonderfully soft, and it was a comfort to know that I wasn't slathering chemical laden products onto my body.

If you’re tired of taking unhealthy risks with your body, purchase the Revitalising Body Lotion here for £21.95. We certainly appreciated this guilt free way to achieving supple, heavenly skin.


Mr Filbert's Mixed Nuts and Seeds

Recently, we at The Amazing Blog have been struggling to find a snack that will please our tummies and our taste buds. Unfortunately, we often give in to temptation and reach for sweets. However, once Mr. Filbert’s sent us samples of their mixed nuts and tasty seeds, our snack time stress was resolved.

Mr. Filbert’s brand values healthy choices and tasty alternatives to the stereotypical sweet snack. The brand is very excited to announce their new range of Pocket Roasted Mixed Nuts and seeds. The nut mixtures offered are Honey & Peppercorn, Chilli & Fennel and Sea Salt & Herb. If you prefer seeds over nuts, the company also has Chilli, Herb, and Honey Roasted seed selections.

Mr. Filbert’s generously sent us their Honey & Peppercorn and Sea Salt & Herb mixed nuts, along with their Chilli & Fennel seeds. Due to the size of these tiny packages, we were initially skeptical that the snacks would keep us full until the end of the day. After trying the nuts and seeds, we were pleasantly surprised that the amount was the perfect little snack after we had enjoyed our lunches, and the snacks kept each of us full until dinner time. Whether you want your own or choose to share, these products are healthy, filling, and pleasantly delicious!

Mr Filbert's new nut and seed selection is available from Waitrose and independent delis and farm shops across the country for £1.50. For more information  about this tasty snack, visit their website.

Friday Favourites - Candles

There are many different ways to go about choosing the perfect fragrance for your home. We at The Amazing Blog adore candles, but sometimes we find it difficult to narrow down all of the choices each candle company in the UK has to offer. In attempt to truly broaden our horizons, we have decided to select candle companies that started in countries outside of the UK and have a special back-story. La Montana, EssentialCandles, PaddyWax and Mila Isla are just the exotic and refreshing companies we have been looking for.

Inspired by a mountain village in Valencia, each candle made by La Montana is sure to provide a special experience. The story behind each candle is based off of the founders’ new experiences after their move from London to Spain. Featured scents include: First Light, Alfredo’s Café, Galan De Noche and Winter Oranges. Each variety resembles either a scent or place that reminds the founders of a special moment in their lives, and we just love this concept. If you would like to read more about this candle company and their story, visit their website.

Mila Candles is a company rich in history and family values, for its founders are a niece and aunt power team who desired to carry on their great-grandfathers legacy. The business is based off of an essential oil company in Vienna, which extended into the UK once the grand-father immigrated prior to WWII. We received one of their newest candles, the Isla candle, which reminded us of a casual and relaxing day at the beach. The company offers other fragrance scents as well, including Chiara and Scuro. To browse around their candle, diffuser and oil selections, visit their website.

Now that we have ventured to companies all throughout Europe, we decided to seek a candle company based out of the USA! When we were sent samples from PaddyWax Candles, we were pleased to find that not only are their candles American, but each candle is truly one of a kind. PaddyWax sent us two candles: Amber & Smoke from the Apothecary collection and Old Fashioned from the Mixology collection. The Mixology collection was our favourite because they honour the craft cocktail movement. Each candle contains a hint of alcohol, which inspired the cocktail glass it is presented in, along with a recipe on the back. After each burn, you can enjoy a room that smells like the drink you will soon indulge in. There are other collections you can browse through on the PaddyWax website.

We believe we saved the most interesting story for last. EssentialCandles was started by a young boy at the age of 12 as merely a hobby, when he would make candles for his family and friends and give them away as Christmas presents. Once he discovered his knack for it, he started his own business of different kinds of seasonal fragrances. The company is based of out Scotland, and he supplies shops in the Borders and Edinburgh with his distinct seasonal scents. We particularly had a soft spot for the scent Christmas Hearth considering the fact that we we received the sample, it was so close to the holidays! To read more about how Aidan Paterson and how he got his company off of the ground, visit the EssentialCandles website.

Green People - Enrich & Enchance Lip Primer and Illuminating Eye Duo

Women are told constantly to respect their bodies not just in the way they perceive them, but also in the way they treat them. By using organic products, you protecting, nourish and respect your body.

We here at The Amazing Blog believe that organic products are the way to go, which is why we suggest that you try Green People’s new Enrich & Enhance Lip Primer and Illuminating Eye Duo. 

With the Enrich & Enhance Lip Primer, you can quickly and easily perfect your pout. Blended with Candelilla, Carnauba and Bees wax, this beauty must-have anchors and enhances your favourite lip shade while locking in hydration.

The Illuminating Eye Duo highlights and contours the eyes for natural radiance. It’s an eye shadow, highlighter and skin illuminator all in one. These organic eye shadows are richly pigmented and add a hint of shimmer to your eyes for a natural glow. Plus, you can use them to help give a beautiful blended colour.

As someone who regularly wears lipsticks and lip glosses, I really enjoyed wearing this primer. My lips felt smooth all day long and my lipstick faded less. I was surprised at the feel of the eye shadows as well - it’s almost like a matte material. The shades are a little too light to be used on their own for my liking, but I use them to even out the darker shades I put on my eyes by blending the colours to make a more natural look.

You can purchase the Enrich & Enhance Lip Primer here for £12.95 and the Illuminating Eye Duo here for £10.00