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.

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.