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Eleni and Chris facemasks : Glow, Detox, Hydration

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If you keep up with us here at The Amazing Blog, you'll know we're fans of the Scandinavian hair and skincare brand Eleni and Chris So naturally we were thrilled that we get to review all three of their new Sincell Face Masks. These sheet masks are perfect for a quick and easy pick me up for any age or skin type and can be easily catered to your skincare needs, whether you need some added Glow, a Detox, or a bit more of a Hydration boost.  

What makes these sheet masks stand out amongst the crowd are the pure ingredients that are only found in the dreamlike landscape of Scandinavia. Your skin will quickly crave unique ingredients like the cloudberry extract found in the Glow Sincell Mask, which is renowned for its ability to increase cell production by 22% within 24 hours to smooth your skin tone, leaving you with nothing but a natural glow. Scandinavian glacier water and SEA3Oil are two more key ingredients carefully sourced in Scandinavia and then infused in the ultra-fine fibres of each mask to retain the delicate osmotic balance of your skin.

The Detox Sincell Mask is also packed with grapefruit, oat and liquorice root extracts, which protect your skin against all those toxins and free radicals. Last, but certainly not least, the creamy Hydrating Sincell Mask is sure to bring back that much needed moisture that the winter weather has sucked away. The apple extract, cocoa butter, hyaluronic acid and sage leaf extract will instantly rehydrate your skin while also improving its ability to keep that moisture in its place.

These user-friendly sheet masks go on dry skin; no water necessary means one less step. These sheet masks give a great creamy consistency, they also don't contain any fragrance or mineral oils which is a huge plus. Leave on the face for 15-20 minutes, remove and gently massage any excess into the skin. Eleni and Chris recommend using the mask 1-2 times a week for good results. If you’d like to get your hands on these revolutionary sheet masks first, you can purchase them individually for £9 or a 6-pack for £49 here.

Rosehip Oil, Rosehip Oil with Vitamin C and cellular radiance serum - [A'kin]

The idea of 'pure' ingredients may not seem like something you’ve thought about, or if you have, it might sound like a fanciful dream, but we here at The Amazing Blog have found the reality. [A’kin] is a brand which defines itself by its dedication to “the power of purity.” Their products undertake a unique process to ensure that their ingredients are: properly researched for their health and beauty benefits, extracted in their purest and most beneficial form, and selected and tested for synergy and skin compatibility. As such we had high hopes and expectations for the two oils and one serum we tried.

Both of the [A’kin] Oils we tried used Rosehip as the basis of the products, but both achieved different results. Rosehip is rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids which help to give skin a youthful and healthy glow. Rosehip is also full of Omega 3, 6, and 9 which help to restore moisture as well as nurturing and rejuvenating the appearance of skin. The first Rosehip based oil we tried was the Brightening Rosehip Oil with Vitamin C, and we can honestly say it did everything it said and more! Our skin felt brighter and clearer, as the Vitamin C in the oil acts as a powerful reviving antioxidant helping to neutralise free radicals, clear up the skin, all the while keeping it hydrated and fed! While the Brightening Rosehip Oil with vitamin C is suitable for all skin, the Pure Radiance Rosehip Oil is better suited for dry and or sensitive skin types. This oil left our skin feeling smooth and deeply hydrated. The oil is enriched with pure active botanicals and contains only two ingredients: rosa canina seed (rosehip) extract and rosemary leaf extract. [A'kin] Pure Radiance Rosehip Oil has a concentration of Omega essential fatty acids that is no less than 80%!! This award winning Rosehip oil helps to restore moisture and helps reduce the visible signs of aging. The result is vibrant, glowing and healthy radiant looking skin.

The [A’kin] Revitalising Cellular Radiance Serum was a fantastic anti-aging serum that completely rejuvenated our skin, restoring youthfulness. The powerful serum combines 6 organic and certified extracts: pomegranate amaranth, seabuckthorn, rosehip, calendula, and chamomile. All of which help to moisturise skin, while firming it up. It’s no wonder, therefore, that in a recent study on 32 women aged 50 and over, the serum was shown to improve skin texture by 84%, skin radiance by 69% and reduce wrinkles by 22% over a three month period. What more could you want from an all natural anti-aging serum!

You can purchase [A'kin]'s revitalising cellular radiance serum here for £26.00 their brightening rosehip oil with vitamin C here for £24.00 and their pure radiance rosehip oil here for £18.00

Percy Nobleman - Beard Care Range

Here at The Amazing Blog, we're loving the fact that men's grooming habits are becoming more and more prominent. From beard decorations to a perfectly slicked back hairstyle, men's grooming trends are really becoming a talking point, which obviously the men here in the office love. Naturally, with trends come products, so we're happy to sport a perfectly preened beard thanks to the Percy Nobleman natural beard care range. 

Whatever you beard needs, Percy Nobleman’s beard care range has it covered, with a comprehensive collection consisting of a Premium Beard Oil, Beard Balm, Beard Wash, Moustache Wax and a Beard Comb. Formulated with the finest of natural ingredients, Nobleman's beard wash cleanses your facial hair without stripping it of its natural oils, as, let's face it, why should it be treated with any less care than the hair on your head? Team it up with the premium beard oil to thicken the beard, for a more intensive treatment which is best applied with the exotic pud wood beard comb. To give your beard an immaculate finish, worthy of any gentleman, the beard balm further conditions your facial hair before you style as you wish with the moustache wax. We particularly love that the products also give out a mild citrus scent, so as well as looking dapper, you'll be smelling fresh too.

We're pleased to finally give our beards the grooming care they need, thanks to this suave collection of products, perfect for any gentleman. Get the range herewith prices ranging from £16.99 to £24.99.

Tom Cridland - Luxury Menswear Collection

Founded in 2014, Tom Cridland is an affordable and stylish range of menswear. It is something that I as the only chap at The Amazing Blog want to let all and sundry know about. Tom is also a bit of PR whiz, and has cleverly gained a celebrity following with the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Hugh Grant, Rod Stewart, Robbie Williams, Nile Rodgers and Ben Stiller.  Not bad for a 25 year old modern languages graduate!  Tom has built up his brand all on his own and on 14th January he launched in the Concept Store in the Kings Road, Chelsea  - where his brand will be residing there for two months.

There is more than meets the eye to Tom Cridland’s luxury menswear collection. The 30 year Sweatshirt has only recently launched this year, which is sustainably made with premium organic cotton crewneck, backed up with a 30 year guarantee. No wear and tear for 30 years? Almost sounds too good to be true. With the sweaters costing around £65 if by any chance your trusty sweatshirt gets a tear on the left arm, not to worry just send it back to the shop, they will repair and send it back, completely free of charge.  It seems that Tom Cridland’s success is booming and we can only expect more from him in this year.

What I particularly love are the organic cotton trousers at £89 (see above pic of Electric Blue pair) they are a good slim fit, the material feels soft they are a really affordable price for truly really luxurious product. Tom personally oversees all the designs and manufacture in Portugal so you know that the quality will be top-notch. Tempted? Then hurry over to Kings Road and check the new 2016 collection out for yourself, or buy a sweatshirt online here

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.