Cleansing Balm - Love Grove Essentials

It's always exciting at The Amazing Blog to receive products from brands that had previously been unknown to us. So we are delighted to share with you today Love Grove Essentials. We are so glad to have been introduced to them as they have a brilliant range of natural and handmade skincare, all of which are designed to support you through the various stages of life. There's something for everyone with Love Grove Essentials as all of the products are made from wholesome ingredients that let your natural radiance shine through.


We were lucky enough to try Love Grove Essential's excellent Cleansing Balm. Ideal for all skin types, the balm is full of natural ingredients such as apricot oil and shea butter which helps to cleanse and boost natural radiance. The formula has been created to completely remove and dissolve make-up and grime leaving your skin looking and feeling cleaner, softer, and more refreshed. The lemon and geranium essential oils in the balm deeply cleanse and help to balance your complexion.

The balancing nature of the Cleansing Balm means that it's excellent at hydrating drier skins whilst also helping to even out combination to oilier skin types. To use the cleansing balm take an amount, about the same size as a 5-pence coin, and massage onto a dry face until liquid. Remove the cleanser with a warm damp cloth. An alternative suggestion would be to leave the balm on the face for 5 minutes after massaging it in, so that it acts as a hydrating and cleansing mask, before removing with a damp cloth.

Love Grove Essentials are committed to managing their business responsibly, and they are clear about their natural ingredients and the sustainability of their process. Since the products are all handmade, they are ultra-potent with fresh ingredients that benefit the skin. We love that this brand uses such high-quality ingredients and that their products promote skin health, well-being, as well as help protect the future of our planet.

 

Embrace handmade natural skincare with Love Grove Essential's Cleansing Balm here for £37.

Fruit Jerky - Snact.

We hate waste at The Amazing Blog, which is why we love the concept behind Snact. The Snact founders wanted to create a delicious alternative to chocolate and crisps that would also contribute to sustainability. Buying fruit that would otherwise have been thrown away and making their packaging 100% compostoble, Snact has created these delicious, healthy and environmentally friendly treatsthat we were lucky enough to try. Snacts are a chewy and flavoursome fruit jerky made from 100% blended and dried fruit.  They are also vegan and gluten free! Snact's are available in a variety of fruit bursting flavours, our favourite was the Apple, Blueberry and Banana! Not only do they make the best late afternoon pick me up, but we love that with every 65 calorie packet we're also helping the environment and sticking to our diets. Snacts are everything we love, delicious, healthy and good for the environment! So if you are looking for some 'snactivism' to get behind, you can purchase a pack fo five sachet's a here for £4.50.

We hate waste at The Amazing Blog, which is why we love the concept behind Snact. The Snact founders wanted to create a delicious alternative to chocolate and crisps that would also contribute to sustainability. Buying fruit that would otherwise have been thrown away and making their packaging 100% compostoble, Snact has created these delicious, healthy and environmentally friendly treatsthat we were lucky enough to try.

Snacts are a chewy and flavoursome fruit jerky made from 100% blended and dried fruit.  They are also vegan and gluten free! Snact's are available in a variety of fruit bursting flavours, our favourite was the Apple, Blueberry and Banana! Not only do they make the best late afternoon pick me up, but we love that with every 65 calorie packet we're also helping the environment and sticking to our diets.

Snacts are everything we love, delicious, healthy and good for the environment! So if you are looking for some 'snactivism' to get behind, you can purchase a pack fo five sachet's a here for £4.50.

Collagen Masks- Beauty Pro

With the regular cold and gloomy weather, it's tough trying to persuade yourself to go out, and it's the same here at The Amazing Blog. We love spending nights in, and what's better than relaxing with a face mask? That's where Beauty Pro’s Collagen Face Masks come in.

Beauty Pro have developed a wonderful line of products to help your skin recover and recuperate this Winter. We tried the Rejuvenating and Brightening Collagen Masks, and were impressed with their effectiveness at livening up our complexions. Both are suitable for all skin types and have an anti-ageing formula. The Rejuvenating Mask has green tea extract and works to re-balance oily T-zones, hydrate dry areas and diminish fine lines as well as wrinkles. The Brightening Mask is the same in design, however the Vitamin C within the formula works to brighten the complexion and improve the elasticity of the skin.

The lightweight masks are really easy to use and the soft sheets are slightly scented but not overpowering, allowing you to relax for 15 minutes before taking them off. We loved how soft and smooth the masks left our skin and we particularly noticed a renewed vitality with the Brightening Mask.


Get the glow in time for Spring with Beauty Pro’s Collagen masks, at £2.45 each.

 

Apple Green Tea, Rooibos Choc Cinnamon - Piacha

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Here at The Amazing Blog offices we love our tea time, and lately we've been enjoying some great blends from the artisan tea bar and shop Piacha. They sent us some samples in the form of a lovely envelop (as you can see on the picture) and our favourites were the Apple Green Tea and the Rooibos Choc Cinnamon.

The Apple Green Tea blends Chinese green tea, known for its high level of antioxidants, with sweet apple pieces and cinnamon. What we liked the most about it was its refreshing taste mixed with the slight spiciness of the cinnamon. We used 2 to 3 teaspoons per mug and waited a little bit before pouring boiling water directly onto the leaves, as Piacha suggests, since this can make the green tea go bitter.

Our next favourite, the Rooibos Choc Cinnamon, blends the caffeine-free rooibos with cocoa shells, cinnamon and cardamom. We love to have this one with milk as we feel it works perfectly with its 'chai' flavour and the sweet aftertaste of cocoa and vanilla.

For the perfect 'tea experience' go check what Piacha has to offer. You can purchase their Apple Green Tea here or their Rooibos Choc Cinnamon here for £6.90 each.

Eye Feature - Friday Favourites

Now we don't know if eyes really are windows to the soul, but at The Amazing Blog, we do know that eyes can be very telling! Puffy eyes reveal a lack of sleep, bright eyes allude to healthiness, and panda eyes say that maybe you had a little too much fun last night! As such, we have decided to dedicate this Friday to some of our favourite products and all of them are items that we believe really help our eyes tell the story we want!

 

The first miracle product is Skinshop's Dry Eye Concealer. If you have any pesky little imperfections you want to hide then this is the concealer for you. While it easily conceals any dry, red and flaky areas around the eye, it also helps to treat them!

The concealer is able to treat these issues because of two key ingredients; Cardiospermum and Biolin. Cardiospermum is a natural ingredient that helps calm dry and irritated skin. Whereas Biolin, which is a skin prebiotic, helps repair damaged skin by feeding it healthy skin flora, so it injects and traps a much-needed boost of moisture to your under-eyes.

This concealer comes in a natural skin tint that will brighten the under eyes. To use this product, apply dots under the eye using either a finger or the silky brush applicator and blend to achieve the best results.

Concealer is a great trick to keep the area around your eyes looking youthful. You can purchase the Dry Eye Concealer here for £11.95.

Eye serums can give fantastic results if you incorporate them into your daily skincare routine, and we think that NCN is producing one of the best we've ever seen. Their Eye Fix is a fantastic product for producing more youthful looking skin in the surrounding areas, which helps to make your eyes seem brighter and clearer. The roller-ball serum is a combination multiple peptides and actives, full of antioxidants that help protect and repair the delicate surrounding skin. Eye-Fix contains a lot of ingredients that work to moisturise and smooth the skin without making it too heavy. The stars in this product are Regu-Age and Eyeliss, ingredients that contain an abundance of Vitamin E and antioxidants that help protect and rejuvenate the collagen in the skin and increases the oxygen levels in the eyes delicate tissues.

This product is so easy to use and will quickly become a part of your routine.To apply, simply sweep the roller-ball around the eye and lightly pat into the skin with your finger. For best results and to start feeling the benefits straight away, we suggest using this twice a day. NCN’s Eye-Fix is suitable for all skin types and ages, and we think the earlier you start looking after your skin the better the results will be as you age. So if you are looking to delay the effects of ageing, then this is the product for you. It truly is brilliant for long-lasting hydration.

You can buy NCN’s Eye-Fix here for £17.99.

Last on our list is the Prickly Pear Eye and Face Elixir from URB Apothecary. The elixir is comprised of three oils; pomegranate seed oil, rosehip oil, and cold-pressed organic prickly pear seed oil. The prickly pear seed oil is a super ingredient as it contains 150% more vitamin E than argan oil. We loved that the oil absorbs quickly, and the fatty acids and antioxidants penetrate deep into the skin.

This product is excellent at brightening dark spots, fading hyperpigmentation, and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. It can be used by people of ages, as well as to address a multitude of issues. It's excellent for problem skin especially as the rose, clary sage, geranium and helichrysum essential oils help balance the skin's natural oils while encouraging new cell growth. You only need a few drops to cover the face so the elixir lasts a long time, which is always a plus in our books! To apply simply tap the oil gently onto the skin under the eyes and use your ring finger to blend in upward strokes.

You can get the Prickly Pear Eye and Face Elixir by URB Apothecary here for £69.03.