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Tips for a Healthy Summer

This is definitely the hottest summer I have ever experienced in the UK. It has been a very warm summer. And it doesn’t feel like it is going to be cooling down anytime soon. Is it warm where you are? On some days I like the warmth (when it is not dead hot) and on some days I don’t. I can’t seem to make up my mind on whether this summer is fun or not, thanks to the unbearable heat. To ensure you enjoy the most of what summer has to offer, here are 5 tips for a healthy summer –

 

Drink plenty of fluids and infuse your water

I have drinking plenty of ice-cold fluids because I won’t be able to go on without doing so. Drinking plenty of fluids is a smart way to stay hydrated. I am always with a water bottle. I can easily get carried away with work and all, and go hours without having a drink. But having water with me at all times reminds me to drink.

Another smart to get yourself to drink more water is to infuse the water with flavour. You can infuse with limes, lemons, oranges, berries, or cucumbers, to make a refreshing taste. It is a great way to drink more water if you are not a fan of drinking water. If I had my way, I would drink soft drinks all day, but thanks to infusing my water, I get to drink more water.

 

 

 

Duralex Picardie Clear Water Tumbler Summer Healthy Image

 

I recently got these Duralex Oicardie Clear 6 Tumbler Set some weeks ago. And I know it sounds cheesy but I love drinking in them. They are so pretty. This set of six Duralex Picardie Tumblers is great for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can grab at a set at John Lewis, Selfridges, Ocado, Habitat and other stores for £8.

 

Apply Sunscreen and wear weather appropriate clothing

The last thing you would need this summer is a sun burn. So ensure you apply your sunscreen regularly. Staying out of the sun when it is dead warm is best. I still see a lot of people having picnics and tanning in this weather and I really don’t get it. Having a picnic when it is dead warm makes no sense. I rather eat indoors thank you.

Wearing weather appropriate clothing also ensures comfort at all times. I recently stocked my wardrobe with hats, sunglasses, shorts and camisoles, and I am enjoying styling them. Minimal clothing is what this weather needs.

 

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Make the most of the sunshine

It is easy to moan and whine about how terribly warm the weather is at the moment. But whenever I remember the Beast of the East, and how horribly cold and long last winter was, I appreciate how much the sun is shinning. Summer is a beautiful season and I plan to make the most of it with the family.

 

How are you coping in this weather? Do you have any tips for a healthy summer to share? Please sound off in the comments section below.

 

Thanks for reading. Have a lovely weekend.

 

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Product Review: Clinique Skincare Products

I love testing out new products and telling you all about it. I am always in pursuit of the next best beauty product, so expect many beauty reviews. I have used a few Clinique products in the past, and I found them good, so I decided to test out a few more, to see if they could become my regulars.

 

Clinique Deep Comfort Body Butter

This is my first time using a body butter. I have heard quite a lot of good things about body butters in general, so I decided to give this Clinique Deep Comfort Body Butter a try, and I am happy I did. I have been using it for weeks now, and I love it!

 

 

Here is the brief product description –

Luxurious, butter rich body cream penetrates dryness prone skin, delivering a new kind of softness to elbows, knees and heels. So silky, skin drinks it up instantly, stays soothed and comforted all day. This body butter softens rough, dry skin and is easily absorbed into skin. Works for all skin types.

Here are my thoughts –

PROS

  1. It is fragrance free.
  2. It is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
  3. It moisturises the skin perfectly, leaving feeling soft, silky and smooth.
  4. A little goes a long way.
  5. It is easily accessible at Boots, Debenhams, and many beauty stores.
  6. It does not leave the skin oily or greasy.

CONS

  1. It is a bit pricey at £35 for a 350ml jar.

I may be buying this Clinique Deep Comfort Body Butter again because I like it. The only issue for me is that I think it is a bit too expensive for what it is.

 

Clinique Smart Custom Repair Serum

I got this serum because I love trying face serums, and I am in need of a good, affordable face serum. I have tried a few great ones, but I found them too pricey and was not able to continue using them. And that is how I bumped into this Clinique Smart Custom Repair Serum.

 

 

I have been using this serum for weeks now and I have quite a lot to say about it, but first here is the product description –

Here is a custom serum smart enough to understand your skin’s past and change its appearance in the future.

– Addresses the appearance of uneven skin tone, lines and wrinkles, firming, or radiance
– For all ages, all ethnicities
– Five years of research
– Patented technology

Here are my thoughts –

PROS

  1. Small and compact to carry around if needed.
  2. It feels great on the skin. It leaves my skin feeling soft and clean.
  3. A little goes a long way.
  4. Great for all ages and skin tones.
  5. It is fragrance free.
  6. It is easily accessible in most beauty stores like John Lewis, Clinique Website, and many more.

 

CONS

  1. Too expensive at £49 for a 30ml bottle.
  2. I have not noticed any massive difference on my face, so I am not sure it is doing much if any.

Overall, I know I won’t be buying this serum again.

 

What do you think of both products? Have you used any of them before?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product Review – Marc Jacobs Decadence Fragrance

Marc Jacobs Decandence Review

If you a perfume lover like me, then you will know all about Marc Jacobs Decadence perfume and how amazing it is. I get that some people may not like the fragrance as much as I do, I know my sister doesn’t, but NO one can ignore the beauty of the bottle. Its like Marc Jacobs went all out with the packaging of this perfume. The bottle is the definition of beauty!

It is the best I have ever seen in all my 29 years of sniffing various fragrances. Ok, I haven’t really been sniffing fragrances all my 29 years on planet earth, but you get the point right? I have never seen any perfume bottle like this, so thumbs up to the brains behind this beauty. They deserve an outstanding award for the bottle design.

Let me tell you more a bit more about this glamorous bottle; it was designed to resemble a handbag with its faux python flap, a gold chain, and a silky black tassel, and it I think they nailed the look. The bottle looks exactly like a handbag. My daughter actually thinks it is one, lol.

Product Description:

Marc Jacobs Decadence Eau de Parfum collection is an invitation to indulge. The sensual woody scent symbolises the ultimate in feminine glamour and sophistication.

Decadence elevates the irreverent spirit of Marc Jacobs fragrances to a new level of luxury with bold styling, opulent craftsmanship and a revolutionary bottle design inspired by one of Marc’s iconic handbags.

The fragrance instantly captivates with succulent Italian Plum, rich Bulgarian Rose and sensual Liquid Amber, to give you a signature of pure indulgence.

Marc Jacobs Decandence Perfume Picture

 

Here are my thoughts on Decadence:

PROS

  1. I love the sophisticated fragrance. It smells expensive and amazing.
  2. I love the bottle, like you know already. Did I mention the perfume came in a suede pack? I have never seen anything like this, the attention to detail is out of this world. I usually bin my perfume bottles, once I am done with the contents, but I will be keeping this bottle for a very long time.
  3. It stays on ALL day, which is great, and I can always tell when anyone has it on. It has a signature scent.
  4. The price varies from £48.50 – £86.00, for a 30ml, 50ml and 100ml, so there should be a bottle for every budget.
  5. You can grab a bottle online and in stores like Boots, Debenhams, House of Fraser, John Lewis, and many more.
  6. You only need a little to stay on all day.

 

Marc Jacobs Decadence Image

 

CONS

None.

I can’t fault the Marc Jacobs Decadence at all. It is currently my favourite perfume on my dressing table, and I save it for VERY special occasions. If you a fan of other Marc Jacobs’ perfumes like Daisy, Lola, and Honey, then you will ADORE Decadence, or you could just grab one collect the bottle.

Have you tried Decadence? What do you think of this perfume? Are you as blown away as I am? Drop me a comment, let’s chat.

Thanks for reading and have a great weekend.

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