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Scent Republik - Whoosh Stick

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Children can’t help it; they love running around, climbing up trees and getting themselves dirty. We certainly don't want that to change at The Amazing Blog, but a product to ensure that our children don't smell like wild ones is a concept we can’t argue with. Scent Republik's Scent Sticks for children provide us with just that - six fragrances in a stick form that is easy to handle, and fun to use.

The brand Scent Republik was created by two fathers, Kevinn Hirsch and Alex Theodorou, who wanted to offer children on the verge of puberty a non-sexualized scent. They aimed to create products that make children feel good about themselves, whatever mood they are in, or no matter the daily tasks they face. The different scents are subtle and natural, and as they are manufactured in the UK, and made from cruelty-free and vegan-friendly ingredients, the products are suitable for children even with sensitive skin. The brand offers a variety of six different sticks, each with a fantastic name that underlines the children’s mood: Chill, BFF, Fab, Yay, Zap and Whoosh.

We were sent the Whoosh Scent, a blend of raspberry, strawberry and cassis. Like with all of the range, the packaging is travel-friendly, and the stick can be used up to 1000 times. These fragrances are the perfect cross-over from overly sweet child-like perfumes to adult fragrances, which are pricier and let’s face it, not suitable for children. Little ones can use the Scent Republik sticks as a type of invisible marker, and will be greeted with a non-sticky, and fresh formula. This dries quickly, so it can be applied in an instant - the least time chasing children around with products, the better!

Try these lovely scents here, perhaps as a gift for a loved one - we think they’d be great stocking fillers. Each stick is priced at £4.95.

Fellowstead’s Fig, Fern & Moss Reed Diffuser

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Coming into autumn, you notice that rooms feel stuffy, and the air becomes stale with closed windows and central heating. Luckily, we at The Amazing Blog have found a simple solution with Fellowstead’s Fig, Fern & Moss Reed Diffuser. Fellowstead, founded in 2015 in Peckham, London, began as a modest start-up in a kitchen. This candle company has now since expanded its brand into lifestyle, home fragrance, and beauty. Fellowstead focuses on natural, pure products with a blend of earthy tones as they say: “An ode to all things leafy, herby and green.”

The Fig, Fern & Moss Reed Diffuser allows for the tangle of sweet and earthy scents to gently warm a room. The fern and moss fragrances are cooling, reminiscent of a springtime forest walk. These scents also prevent the aroma from becoming overwhelming. What is particularly unusual about this blend is the incorporation of fig. The overtone of the fig brightens the fresh scent and gives the fragrance its delicate fruity aroma. Did we mention that the amber of the glass bottle would look darling on a window sill? Activate the fragrance by sticking the fibre reeds into the bottle. Soon that stale, stagnant air will dissipate. The scent should last up to twelve weeks, but Fellowstead recommends flipping the reeds once a month. Fellowstead’s Fig, Fern & Moss Reed Diffuser comes in a 150ml bottle gift boxed for £24.00. Click here to order yours.

 

Lola’s Apothecary

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Amongst the hustle and bustle of city life, The Amazing Blog finds it necessary to make time for relaxation, whether it’s watching a marathon of our favourite box sets or drawing a warm bath. Lola’s Apothecary helped us unwind with their Delicate Romance Balancing Bath & Shower Oil and Tranquil Isle Bath Salt. Lola’s Apothecary is a UK and Devon based company who take a holistic approach to wellness and spa, with products which are grounded in nature. We found ourselves reaching nirvana with their intoxicating fragrances. All the handmade products are created with the intent to enrich your self-care rituals.

The award-winning Delicate Romance Balancing Bath & Shower Oil is composed of plant essences that emit a romantic fragrance of flowers and spices. The scent is warm and inviting and immediately commands the body to relax. It only takes a few drops to feel the effects of instant gratification. The glass bottle is simple, yet elegant and inside has a selection of adorable floating rosebuds. You can also reap the benefits of the aromatherapy by rubbing a few drops onto your décolletage before slipping into the bath for a soak. The source of vitamin E treats sensitive skin. Beta Carotene stimulates cell turnover with its high level of omega 6. Other ingredients help reduce redness and inflammation and regulate hormonal health.

Similar to the bath oils, the Tranquil Isle Bath Salt is concentrated in essential oils that create a therapeutic experience. The calming smell of lavender puts your mind at ease of everyday stresses. The Himalayan Crystal Salt is one of the purest salts with traces of many minerals that are also very beneficial to health. Roman Camomile acts as an anti-inflammatory and soothing agent for sensitive skin. The Vetivert is a relaxant that aids sleep and relieves nervous tension.

To use, create a complete atmospheric experience for yourself – dimming the lights and lighting a candle. You can indulge in the pleasures of aromatherapy without leaving the comfort of your own home. As you draw the bath, drip a few drops of the oil or sprinkle the bath salts. Step into the tub and let the therapeutic smells take over. Purchase the Balancing Bath & Shower Oil 100ml here for £40 and the Tranquil Isle Bath Salts here for £50.

 

 

Eye Shadow - Rouge Bunny Rouge

As May creeps by and Summer draws ever near, it’s time to begin thinking about switching makeup palettes from warmer Winter and Spring hues to brighter Summer tones. With this in mind we are turning our attention to Rouge Bunny Rouge, a brand that The Amazing Blog has always loved and have in fact previously reviewed! They very kindly sent over some inspired beauty products, such as their Surprise Eye Shadow PaletteLong-Lasting Duo Cream Eye ShadowLong-Lasting Eye Shadow Refill, and their Raw Garden Eye Shadow Palette “Caliche.”

We loved all of the products, and it’s hard to pick a favourite, but perhaps the most exciting was their Surprise Eye Shadow Palette. This palette comes with five surprise colours. All you know is that you will recieve one highlighter, one shimmer shade, and three neutral tones. The seemingly endless combinations of a stunning collection, make the anticipation of receiving the product part of the fun and made the shopping experience feel more like we were purchasing ourselves a gift rather than shopping. If you like the colours you receive then you will be pleased to know that the palette is refillable; great news if, like us, your favourite base tone runs out faster than the rest. The case is magnetic so holds the shades firmly in place, but allows you to top up when needed. So when the product inevitably runs low you can order one of their Long-Lasting Eye Shadow Refills, available in six colours which last for 8 hours, to replace what you've used.

To achieve a lasting and perfectly smooth eye shadow application, the Long-Lasting Duo Cream Eye Shadow will become a staple of your makeup in no time at all. Available in two forms: Gossamer Wings and Birdwing Beauteous, you can achieve two different and desired effects. The Gossamer Wings tube, which has a creamy shade on either end, is infused with Para Cress Flower Extract as well as Coffee Extract, to stimulate natural skin lifting, increase collagen production and up the skin’s defences. All of which will give you more youthful, less tired and brighter eyes. The Birdwing Beauteous formula contains a high amount of water which helps to nourish the delicate eyelid skin. The fact that both are free from oil, parabens, alcohol and silicone oil is an added and important plus.

If the surprise palette isn't for you and, you want to know what you're getting, then the Raw Garden Eye Shadow Palette “Caliche” brings together four of Rouge Bunny Rouge’s most stunning shades. Not only will your eyes look incredible, but this eye shadow is blended with natural Argan Oil and Encapsulated Hyaluronic Acid which leaves the shadow feeling silky and lightweight rather than powdery and patchy.

Unfortunately all of Rouge Bunny Rouge's prices are in Euro's, but don't worry, you can still purchase them if you live in the UK. You can purchase the Surprise Eye Shadow Palette here for around £50.00, the Long-Lasting Duo Cream Eye Shadow here for around £42.00, the Long-Lasting Eye Shadow Refill here for around £17.00 and the Raw Garden Eye Shadow Palette “Caliche” here for £59.00 or there abouts.

Beautyclickbox

Here at The Amazing Blog, we’re always looking for the latest and greatest products to share with all of you. Sometimes it can be difficult to find new, exciting products that live up to our standards, so that’s why we love subscription beauty boxes so much! Recently we’ve discovered Beautyclickbox, a box that only features principled, natural, and organic beauty and lifestyle products that lives up to our luxurious standards. 

All brands involved in the Beautyclickbox service use natural and essential ingredients to formulate effective beauty, bath, skincare, and body products that are free from harsh chemical ingredients known to have negatively effect health. When we received the box, we ooh-ed and aah-ed over its chic black packaging and silky gold ribbon. We received: The Rose Tree Revitalising Bath Oil with Juniper & Grapefruit, The Rose Tree Apricot Geranium Cleansing Bar, Lime Lip Salve, Mmm Candle to Chill Out, and Simply Skin Food Geranium Moisture Cream. Each product features luxurious organic ingredients like Virgin Olive oil, Coconut oil, Palm wax, Rosehip oil, Lime essential oil, and Grapefruit Peel oil. We feel great using these products because we know that they’re made sustainably, and each one smells deliciously fragrant too!

To purchase your own box, you can choose from two options with boxes offering a value of around £100 - £120 or £180.00 - £200.00 at a cost of £75.00 or £125.00. Each box consists of either two to three or four to five full sized products and will be available four times per year. It can also be purchased as a one-off gift box, which makes it the perfect gift for special occasions or for pampering yourself! Visit their website here for more information.