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Dream and Glow Bedtime Bath Salts by Kiss The Moon

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January is the time of the year when we're all looking for a way to block out the cold and to warm up and relax. At The Amazing Blog, our little secret to survival during these chilly days is to have long steaming baths when we finally got home. There is nothing we love more than to soak in a deliciously fragranced bath, which is why we were thrilled to receive both Glow Bedtime Bath Salts and Dream Bedtime Bath Salts from Kiss the Moon. Kiss the Moon is an award-winning natural skincare and wellness brand that has created a range of 100% natural products specifically to help you to sleep beautifully and wake up feeling refreshed. 

The Glow Bedtime Bath Salts are enriched with orange and geranium oils; the bath salts help you relax before bedtime by easing muscles and get your beauty sleep. The Glow salts are packed with relaxing essential oils including orange, geranium, myrrh, litsea, coconut oil and white tea oil. Rich minerals such as magnesium and Dead Sea salt are also added to this blend. Magnesium and floral essential oils install a sense of well-being in the body and help chase away anxiety. The unique combination of oils and minerals in the Glow Bath Salts work for a more beautiful skin  and a peaceful sleep.

Made with a blend of detoxifying rich minerals and aromatherapy essential oils the Dream Bedtime Bath Salts are also designed to help you sleep beautifully too. Lavender, the star ingredient of this product is the perfect night time beauty oil as it not only relaxes the mind but balances oil production and boost cells renewal during the sleep. Like Glow, these bath salts are also infused with magnesium, Dead Sea salt; however, these contain coconut oil, white tea oil, lavender oil, bergamot oil, chamomile oil and cedarwood oil. To add a little touch of freshness, the brand also added Bergamot to the formula which helps brighten the mind and relax you even more.

These bedtime bath salts are a perfect way to end your day and prepare for sleep. Just add one or two tablespoons of these salts in a warm bath and let their relaxing, soothing and easing effect work on your body and mind. You can Purchase the Glow bath salts here for £20 and the Dream bath salts here for £20.

Friday Favourites - Father's Day Gifts

We here at The Amazing Blog think men should be pampered just as much as women are. Dads work hard and are definitely in need of some spoiling. See our top picks to make your dad feel special this Father's Day.

First on our list is the Body Wash and Eau de Toilette by Milano Cento. Inspired by aromatic plants of Italy, the Milano Cento Him range is bound to make your dad feel like a Don. The range is based on the classic sophistication of all things Italian, for a man wanting a somewhat unusual, unique and understated scent. The Him body wash and eau de toilette are formed from the same scent, which opens with zesty notes of lemon, bergamot and petitgrain. The middle notes are herbaceous, of lavender, intense basil, rosemary and sage, followed by base notes of rich, sensual sandalwood, patchouli, spicy cloves, cinnamon and warm amber. You will be left with an overall citrus and woody aroma, which is, in itself, a gift to yourself if you get to smell it on the regular.

Milano Cento does not sell online, but you can find their nationwide stockists here. Purchase the Eau de Toilette for £29.50 for 50ml or £49.50 for 100ml. Purchase the Body Wash for £12.50.

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If you thought candles were just for women, then think again. LEGNA London has created candles especially for men, with the philosophy that candles shouldn’t be marketed solely to women. By creating a non-obvious manly product, LEGNA dedicates their candles to anyone of any sex, to couples and to friends. They draw their inspiration from an array of cultures from around the world which celebrate manhood.

Hand poured in the UK, made of biodegradable, natural, blended wax. The ingredients are composed of non-petroleum renewable resources and therefore burn clean. There are three signature scents; Strength, Unity and Wisdom, made from classic masculine ingredients, such as musk, tobacco and leather. Strength gives off a delicate smoky and woody, yet sweet, aroma. Strength was created to celebrate the physical and spiritual strength of men. Unity is composed of comforting spicy ingredients with woody notes, designed to celebrate the brotherhood of man. Wisdom is comprised of musky leather notes, creating a warm and luxurious fragrance for people to relax around and share their experiences.

Having been featured in and receiving raving reviews from The Independent, GQ, Elle Man, Country & Town House, the lucky gentleman is sure to enjoy the aroma of these heady scents.

Purchase the candles separately for £40 each (220g) or together in a gift set for £50 (3x 75g) here.

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If your dad boasts a full beard, The Scottish Fine Soaps Company's Face & Beard Care Kit is the ideal gift. Men’s grooming is serious business, and should be an indulgent experience from time to time, or even every day! Blending luxurious ingredients with contemporary Scottish style, The Scottish Fine Soaps Company have created a kit with a face and beard soap, beard oil, aftershave balm and a hardwood beard comb.

This grooming kit is in their Thistle & Black Pepper range. With this kit, you can care for your beard and pamper your skin with the invigorating scent of thistle and black pepper. All products are made and packed in Stirlingshire, Scotland. Scotland has one of the most beautiful natural environments, so it only makes sense to draw inspiration from it. So as to not damage it, The Scottish Fine Soaps Company practices sustainable and environmentally-friendly production. Even more, the products are cruelty-free, paraben-free and use natural ingredients wherever humanly possible.

Purchase the Face & Beard Care Kit here for £19.99.

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Bentley released their newest fragrance for men, Bentley Momentum, earlier this year. This bold eau de toilette was made for the discernible man who appreciates beautiful craftsmanship and quality. If your gentleman in mind is a fan of the finer things in life and wants his signature scent to meet the standards of Bentley cars, then you must give Momentum a sniff.

Momentum is a forceful composition that contrasts aromatic freshness with potent woods. The primary notes are a splash of aquatic aromas, closely followed by energising bergamot and cooling violet. Underneath this refreshing concoction is herbaceous and aromatic sage, adding a sensuous warmth and depth. The final notes are striking ambergris and cashmere wood. The dry-down of the scent reveals a deep blend of smooth sandalwood, dusky tonka bean and a lingering trail of sensuous musk and moss. This scent certainly gains momentum, all encapsulated in a sleek, geometric bottle.

Currently, Bentley Momentum eau de toilette can only be purchased exclusively at Harrods in-store, for £59 (50ml).

We clearly think men should smell marvelous, which is why we are continuing our scent search with L:A BRUKET's Perfume Oils. This product is for the man that is partial to aromatherapy. With each spritz you are administering a mind-strengthening aroma. The perfumes are made purely from organic and natural oils. There are three scents to choose from, each with differing properties. Petitgrain, with its bittersweet notes, is calming and relaxing. It is said to improve memory and help you work well under pressure and stress. Perfect for those workaholic dads. Myrrh, paired beautifully with cedarwood, is sweet and woody. This oil will help with concentration and trigger a focusing effect. Lastly, Hinoki is also woody but with fresh notes. Hinoki is known for its mentally-strengething and energising properties. Ideal when paired with an outdoorsy man.

Purchase the L:A BRUKET Perfume Oils from their UK stockist here for £46 each (10ml).

Whether your dad is a beard-guy, a fragrance-connoisseur, or enjoys a scented candle, with these exciting products to choose from there will surely be some lucky dads this Father's Day. They most definitely deserve it so use this opportunity to spoil your dad, but remember that you can treat your dad to these gorgeous gifts any day of the year.

Chulo Naturals

NEW blog new blogGood old fashioned ‘do the job’ natural beauty products are always welcomed with open arms at The Amazing Blog, especially when they are lovingly handcrafted right here in our hometown. We were delighted to hear about the Chulo Naturals brand, a beauty company who manufacture a wide variety of luxury UK-made skin care products. All their products use natural ingredients such as sugars, salts, butters, oils and fruits which are sure to be full of vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, moisturisers and all the lovely stuff that our skin adores. We have been trying the intriguingly named “Bubbling Butter” in Almond Milk. This two-in-one product combines a fragrant foaming soap with rich body butter, giving you a shower essential that moisturises your skin as you wash. It can also double up as a bubble bath (explains the name) by pouring some under running water it creates a foamy bath for you to soak and relax in, which is just what we need as the weather getting so much colder. You’ll definitely want as much time as possible soaking in this as the Bubbling Butter is so rich and moisturising, it left my skin feeling soft and silky. The Almond Milk gave it an incredibly natural and neutral fragrance but if you don’t fancy that then there are 3 other luxurious flavours that are also available to choose from; Dark Pomegranate, Vanilla and Sandalwood and Ginger and Sweet Orange, all of which sound very tempting.

We also had a go with their Rich Belly Butter, specially formulated for expecting mummies. It uses a mix of Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil as well as Frankincense and Rose essential oils which have been discovered to work wonders on surgery and stretch marks. Although none of us here are expecting, we gave it a little try and it felt lavish and glossy on the skin, not to mention the gorgeous zesty fragrance that comes with it.

These simple products are delightfully fresh and don’t give the impression of being damaging to your skin, because they aren’t…There are no added chemicals or ingredients which may irritate sensitive skin. They are an absolute treat to use, a treat that will very much be welcomed by your skin too! They are the perfect presents for friends and family this wintery Christmas. The Bubbling Butter retails at £17.50 for a 200g jar and Rich Belly Butter at £10 for 100g. These are available to purchase from their website.

 

Bodhi - Flora Paradiso De-Stress Massage & Body Oil

Oil FrameAs everyone will know by now, one beauty product that I can't live without is body moisturiser; I need to feel my skin properly nourished 24/7. My skin is naturally quite dry, and these sudden temperature changes (ehem… anyone said Summer?) are making my skin feel dehydrated and quite tight. That is why I have put my tubs of body moisturiser and butters aside, and have gone for something richer and more concentrated to treat my thirsty skin. Their Flora Paradiso De-Stress Massage and Body Oil is a beautiful blend of sumptuous Ylang Ylang, High-Altitude Lavender and grounding Atlas Cedarwood. This oil is designed to help alleviating physical and mental stresses, having ancient massage rituals from the Balinese and Indonesia in mind. The great thing about Bodhi’s Flora Paradiso Oil is that its nourishing effect is super long-lasting; even if I apply in the evening, I can still feel my skin supple and deeply hydrated the morning after. Another good aspect of this oil is that is fast-absorbed by the skin and does not leave, to our surprise, that uncomfortable greasy residue on the skin. And its scent… is stunning: very relaxing and calming too.

As our fellow readers of The Amazing Blog will know by now, the girls and myself love the brand Bodhi. We have been lucky enough to try almost all of their products, and Elijah Choo’s (founder of Bodhi and the man behind the brand's beautiful blends) exquisite formulas have never let us down. Bodhi’s Flora Paradiso De-Stress Massage and Body Oil ticks all the boxes of what I look in a nourishing body product. Elijah, you never let us down.

Bodhi’s Flora Paradiso De-Stress massage and Body Oil can be purchased from their website and retails at £38.

Eve Victoria Reed Diffuser

blog Looking for a new and refreshing way to welcome guests into your house or clients into the office? We have found a new blend of scents provided by Eve Victoria that are sure to bring the lovely essence of spring and summer inside. We particularly love to have a subtle and calming fragrance in the office and so were happy to discover  Eve of Victoria's  Geranium, Grapefruit & Patchouli Reed Diffuser to have here in The Amazing Blog office.  As burning candles in the office is just not an option (especially from a safety perspective)  these clever little reed diffusers are the ideal choice for fragrancing our surroundings.

We were pleasantly surprised with the refreshing and uplifting scent provided by Eve Victoria. These reed diffuser come in a beautifully packaged box and thus making a wonderful gift. Once the reed diffuser was opened and the diffuser sticks soaked in the perfume, it instantly filled our office with their fragrance - subtle and not too overpowering. In fact, it reminded me of my childhood – running around in the fields on a summer day and eating grapefruits as our snack!  Yes indeed these have the perfect scent to get you in the mood for our much long-awaited summer. All of Eve Victoria’s candles and diffusers are naturally made using only botanicals and bees wax, with natural and essential oils. So bring the summer into your home or office for only £28 to get everyone in a happy and joyful mood - we're smiling :)