Ogilvy's - Raw British Orchard Honey

Here at The Amazing Blog we love anything that makes life taste a little bit sweeter, and Ogilvy’s honey does just that.

Ogilvy’s Honey offers a reliable, traceable, year round supply of 100% pure, unblended honey sourced from all over the world. Their collection of artisan honeys, 3 of which are organically certified, originate from New Zealand, Eastern Europe, Africa, India and South America.

Ranging from mild to strong, these mono-floral or regional honeys offer consumers an opportunity to experience premium honeys from all around the world under one label.

We, in particular, love Ogilvy’s Raw Orchard Honey, with its light golden colour and delicate sweet finish with hints of floral after tones – perfect on your morning toast!

You can check out Ogilvy’s full range of honeys on their website.

Friday Favourites - Sweet Treats

The weekend is nearly upon us and so is the urge to indulge, and here at The Amazing Blog we know just how!

For something wickedly moorish pick up a packet of Ultimate English fudge which champions local produce in the Yorkshire region.

Using rhubarb grown in the heart of the rhubarb triangle itself by celebrated farmer D Westwood & Sons, the companies’ new rhubarb coconut ice gives a nostalgic nod towards the childhood-cherished rhubarb crumble.

If you fancy something more traditional check out their All Butter Fudge or the Salt Water Chocolate Truffle Fudge which combines the finest all butter fudge with the highest quality Belgian chocolate which recently was awarded a gold star in the Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Awards.

You can purchase Ultimate English fudge via retailers across the UK. You can find your nearest stockist here.

If you’re after a slightly healthier option then look no further as Chocolift is a lactose free, no added sugar chocolate with sweeteners extracted from plants, 38% pure cocoa, 8.2g whey protein isolate and 2g of coconut oil. The blend of cocoa, whey protein and coconut oil is a great alternative for chocolate lovers on sugar and lactose controlled diets, and at only 89 calories per half a bar we think it’s a great diet friendly option.

You can buy an 8 pack of Chocolift bars for £28.65 here.

Here at The Amazing Blog we also love Sweet Virtues’ award winning luxury truffles, which are nutrient-dense and power-packed with more than five super food ingredients in every truffle. The raw centre is made up of a blend of Maca, Lucuma, Coconut Nectar, Carob, Ginseng, Sunflower Seeds and Ground Almonds mixed with 72% Organic raw dark chocolate with Bio Live Cultures. Each truffle is hand-made and is dairy-free, suitable for vegetarians, vegans and those on gluten-free diets.

Available in three delicious varieties, Maqui, Chia Seeds & Lime and Baobab & Vanilla, the truffles come in boxes of around 10 (£13.95 for 115g), or a two truffle ballotin box (selection pack containing one ballotin box of each variety for £7.50). Both are perfect as a unique and luxurious gift or the ultimate guilt-free treat for oneself.

The Sweet Virtues range is currently available with a number of retailers, including Harrods, Daylesford, Planet Organic and Partridges of London, or from the company’s website.

Last but not least, we all know that chocolate makes you feel good, and Lovechock does just that! Made by hand from the best organic, raw cacao from Ecuador, instead of being roasted the beans are cold grounded, providing a natural source of flavonoids and ‘love chemicals’-  goodies that make you feel happy and loving.

Lovechock is milk free, soy free and gluten free and is sweetened with Coconut blossom nectar, which has a low GI value and therefore keeps the blood sugar levels more stable than common sugars. All Lovechock products are 100% vegan (recognized by the Vegan Society) and come in a variety of flavours including Goji/Orange, Almond/Fig and Mulberry/Vanilla.

We’re also loving Lovechock Rocks which are a great snack for when you’re on the go. The rocks are fruits or nuts covered in raw chocolate and a pinch of reishi, and come in three different flavour combinations Mulberry/Hemp seed, Almond/Cinnamon and Raisin Coconut.

You can buy Lovechock products from Planet Organic, Real Foods and The HealthBay.

Pevonia - Stem Cells Phyto-Elite Collection

Here at The Amazing Blog we’re always on the quest to find the ultimate anti-ageing solution, so we were delighted when we received Pevonia’s brand new Stem Cells Phyto-Elite™ skincare collection.

A breakthrough in phyto-biology with proprietary advanced formulas, Stem Cells Phyto-Elite™ features two stem cell sources, Argan Tree and European Comfrey Root, which are proven to visibly repair ageing skin. Featuring a Multi-Active Foaming Cleanser, an Intensive Serum, and an Intensive Cream, the skincare collection sets higher standards in cellular regeneration by getting to the root cause of skin ageing.

With its two unique stem cell sources and a concentration of stem cells that is five to ten times higher than what is currently available, the Pevonia Stem Cells Phyto-Elite™ collection reduces the look of wrinkles while increasing firmness and providing smoother and more radiant looking skin. Each product in the collection enables maximum absorbency and faster repair activity, plus additional anti-oxidant, protective, and anti-ageing benefits for the skin.

We also love how all of Pevonia’s products are made with natural and organic extracts, and are alcohol free, gluten free, paraben free, lanolin free, mineral oil free, PABA free, sodium lauryl sulfate free, non-GMO and Mother Earth Approved.

Pevonia Stem Cells Phyto-Elite™ is available exclusively in the UK and Ireland here starting at £37

Thalgo - Absolute Hydra-Marine Concentrate

Let’s face it, as we were growing up, we all wanted to be a mermaid at some point or another. Watching The Little Mermaid or Splash had us envious of Daryl Hannah’s flowing locks and the wonderful colours of the ocean. Here at The Amazing Blog, we’ve become a little more sceptical of how great life under the sea would actually be. But we still go green with envy at the thought of the wonderfully smooth, beautifully hydrated skin that mermaids seem to sport. Cue Thalgo’s Absolute Hydra-Marine Concentrate, for a boost of marine radiance.

Long established in the world of marine beauty, Thalgo have perfected a homecare range for glowing, hydrated skin. One of six new products, the Absolute Hydra-Marine Concentrate is a 7-day intensive treatment, designed to bring radiance back to lacklustre skin. Rich in Hyaluronic Acid, it’s great for plumping and smoothing the complexion, giving that injection of moisture that our skin often craves. In dire need of hydration, we really noticed a difference to our parched visage after use. After applying morning and evening before carrying on with our usual skincare routine, our skin was looking more supple and cared for within a couple of days, more than ready to flaunt at the beach. 

Bag a complexion that Ariel would be proud of with the Thalgo Absolute Hydra-Marine Concentrate. Buy it here for £39.50.

Percy & Reed - Wonder Balm

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Here at The Amazing Blog, we’re big fans of multi-tasking products, since they save us precious time and valuable money. When it comes to our beauty routine, time is essential, since we need to apply our makeup and style our hair accordingly before the work day begins and we’re rushing around our flat looking for our keys. Thankfully, we have the Wonder Balm from Percy & Reed to give our hair body, volume, moisture and protection, whatever the day has in store for us.

They haven’t named this product a “wonder” balm for kicks; it contains plenty of hair-loving benefits and ingredients combined perfectly to give you the style your heart desires. A few of the many perks inside of the adorable packaging include manageability, humidity protection, shine and softness. The contemporary and girly design of the bottle and packaging are beautiful finishing touches.

The Wonder Balm works best when used on towel-dried hair before styling, working from roots to ends. You can use it alone or along with your other favourite styling products, since it is such a versatile balm. It can also be used on dry hair as needed for extra definition and smoothness.

Ready for your hair to shine its brightest and look its fullest? Grab your own bottle of Wonder Balm here for £18 and go from drab to fab instantly.