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VOYA - Softly Does It Hydrating Body Lotion

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Summer is here, and The Amazing Blog team has taken all sorts of measures to ensure that our bodies have been pampered and taken care. In preparation for this season ahead, we received the Softly Does It Hydrating Body Lotion from VOYA to try. As our regular readers will know, we have a bit of a penchant for Voya, you will see here from the past review of their Bright Eyes Brightening Eye Cream. VOYA was founded in 2006 by husband and wife team, Mark & Kira Walton. They focused on the natural power of seaweed, VOYA is an Irish niche brand that has harnessed the incredible soothing skin properties of the 'seaweed baths.'

At the core of VOYA is the love for seaweed-based products. The Softly Does It Hydrating Body Lotion is richly infused with hand-harvested Fucus Serratus extract. This is a type of seaweed that filters ocean water for nutrients to survive, so it becomes dense with the anti-oxidants and minerals our skin loves. The next two key ingredients are Shea Butter and Prickly Pear Oil, helping to deeply nourish, moisturise, heal, and protect the skin—evidence that nature always has our back. Our favourite part was the uplifting scent of lime and mandarin. It left a subtle fresh aroma on our skin throughout the day. We couldn’t get enough of it.

This body lotion naturally helps to prevent signs of ageing and cellulite and improves the skin’s tone and elasticity. We have noticed instantly hydrated and smooth skin, even on those days where our skin has seen some dryness. This unique blend of 80% organic ingredients has our skin craving more. They are also Halal certified, free from mineral oils, synthetic colours, preservatives, and are cruelty-free. The Softly Does It Hydrating Body Lotion from VOYA is available for purchase here for £28.

Belinda Clark Gourmet S’mores Kit

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We all know that the best memory from camping in our younger days was when we got to sit around the campfire roasting marshmallows. These irresistible treats always make us reminisce here at The Amazing Blog, so when we received the Belinda Clark Gourmet S’mores Kit, we were instantly transported to sweet summer days.


The reason we adore this kit is that it has everything you could need to make s’mores wherever and whenever you need to indulge just a little bit. Of course, these aren’t the s’mores you would remember from your childhood because Belinda Clark specialises in unique gourmet marshmallow flavours. This kit combines 12 of her scrumptiously hand-crafted salted caramel marshmallows that would make your mouth water on its own, but when combined with slightly melted Belgian dark chocolate thins on gourmet almond biscuits, you will never want to go back to your basic s’mores again. The kit is also equipped with 6 sticks to toast the marshmallows as well your own odourless gel burner that lasts two hours so that you can toast your marshmallows at any moment you desire. Go ahead and enjoy a bit of summer year round. The Belinda Clark S’mores Kit is available for purchase here for £18.50.    

 

Rouge Bunny Rouge Cosmetics - Primer & Contouring Liquid

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As beauty lovers here at The Amazing Blog we were so excited to receive some products from Rouge Bunny Rouge. They sent us their ‘Shadow Play’ Natural Defining & Contouring Liquid and ‘Prelude in the Clouds’ Aqua Primer, and it’s safe to say we are impressed. These products may become staples in our make-up bag!Priming the skin is an essential part of creating a flawless base, and the Aqua Primer is no exception. This water-based primer glides seamlessly onto the skin creating a smooth and luminous base. The primer contains lots of amazing active ingredients; such as Sea Buck-Thorn Berry extract that is an amazing anti-oxidant and anti-ageing ingredient that promotes cell tissue regeneration. Iris Florentina Root Extract helps smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, while Saccharide Isomerate provides intense moisturisation. Bisabolol is used in the primer for its anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant capabilities, helping counteract any redness you may have. Additionally, the primer also contains Vitamin E and Retinol Palmitate to help improve skin texture, giving you that smooth and flawless look. With all these amazing ingredients you can see why this primer works; if you want to create the perfect base for your foundation you need to try it.

Contouring has quickly become a staple part of a lot of our make-up routines and the ‘Shadow Play’ Natural Defining & Contouring Liquid is a super easy product to use to create a perfectly chiselled face. The formula is easy to blend out and leaves a flawless finish; you can use little or build the product up to achieve your desired look. The product comes with an easy to use sponge applicator that glides effortlessly across the face, once dried the product is super long lasting! You don’t have to worry about this fading throughout the day and night.

You can purchase the Rouge Bunny Rouge ‘Shadow Play’ Natural Defining & Contouring Liquid here for €35.00 and ‘Prelude in the Clouds’ Aqua Primer here for €53.00.

Thermapen

When cooking, we all like to think we are a bit like ‘Nigella’ in the kitchen and we at The Amazing Blog love to expand our repertoire on cooking, experimenting with new recipes. We have found your must have cooking tool for the kitchen. The Thermapen will allow you to find out if your Sunday joint is thoroughly cooked without having to cut through half of it.

The simplicity of cooking has never been easier after Thermapen came into our lives. We can now stop playing the guessing game with our meat, all you have to do is probe into the joint and read the temperature, and it’s very fast and accurate. The Thermapen isn’t just for meat either, whether it’s baking a cheesecake or making homemade toffee, these normally require expertise skills, with their fussy timing, and the Thermapen however has handled it for you.

We think health and safety should always come first and the Thermapen allows us to put our mind at ease and stay safe. When cooking our Sunday roast we decided to try out the Thermapen for ourselves and we absolutely love how simple cooking was for us. We were able to sit and enjoy our Sundays without worrying about the beef inside the oven. Get yours here for £48. Here’s to stress-free cooking!

MioLash - 3D Fibre Lash Mascara

Here at The Amazing Office we have found the latest beauty secret and we want to share it with you. We have always watched in envy at the girls who can flutter their long and thick eyelashes and after trying numerous of so called thickening mascaras we were about to give up until we found MioLash. Mio Lash 3D Fibre Lash Mascara provides dramatically longer and thicker lashes in less than a minute.

The Fibre Mascara is designed by applying natural fibres onto your lashes to help thicken and elongate lasting all day long. You can apply Mio lash in just three short steps. Firstly, apply the Volumising Gel to clean and dry eyelashes. Before the Volumising Gel dries, apply the Fibre Lash Extensions from the middle to the end of your eye to create a fuller looking lash. To secure the fibre lash, re-apply the Volumising Gel for a fresh effect and enjoy fluttering your eyelashes all day long.

When we tried the fibre lash mascara we were pleasantly surprised with the quick and mess free application and was amazed by the dramatic difference compared to other products we have tested. As well as being smudge proof, tear proof and sweat proof, the lashes were looking fresh all day long. Even removing them was quick and easy, just rinse off with warm water.

Don’t hesitate to grab yourself a case now here for £25 for one, £45 for two or £65 for three Miolashes.

 Flutter forever after.