Celebrating Real Beauty

This year, Dove is celebrating 60 years. A lot of those have been spent, apart from caring for our skin, supporting a healthy body image: all shapes and sizes hold #RealBeauty.

We all have our curves, edges and sizes that makes us one of a kind, unique, a very limited edition. So Dove gave their classic body wash a little makeover in these six limited edition 250ml bottles, in different shapes and sizes to celebrate diversity.

Needless to say, I was so glad to receive the bottles for what they remind me of: the sometimes very hard task to love myself as I am.

And it seems I am succeeding a bit when I am thanked for being an “inspirational woman (…) helping advance the real beauty debate; using influence to help women embrace their own individuality as a source of confidence”.

I try that, not only through the way I do love my body (most of the times!) and am not scared to show my individuality out there. Of course I do also look up to other women that make me strong in my quest!

I think recently the Instagram post below says a lot about it.

The body wash is creamy and has a gentle formulation containing NutriumMoisture which delivers natural nutrients, nourishes deep and helps maintain the moisture barrier for soft, comfortable and clean skin.

The Dove Deeply Nourishing Body Wash is widely available (RRP £2.55) and I personally love the smell of the classic!

You know the drill, but I’ll say anyway: this post contains PR samples. This review, however, is based on my experience with the product and reflects my honest opinion on them.

Holiday skin preparation

scottish fine soaps - pink grapefruit and arganOh how I love a tan. Although I resort to the fake stuff more often than not, nothing beats the real thing.

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Review: Dove Gentle Exfoliating Nourishing Body Wash


This month, a brand that I am very fond of has some exciting news: it is the very first exfoliating body wash from Dove and I have to say they really got it right.

The Dove Gentle Exfoliating Nourishing Body Wash has that nourishing Dove effect combined with a very gentle, yet effective exfoliator.

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Review: Balance Me Rose Otto Hand Cream and Body Wash

Balance Me Rose Otto Hand Cream and Body Wash

Roses… everyone wants to smell of roses, no? Well, I don’t really mind, especially when it comes in the shape of Balance Me Rose Otto Hand Cream and Body Wash.

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Product review: Tromborg Try Me travel kit

tromborg try me travel set

Tromborg is a Scandinavian brand that landed in the UK last year. It is a brand that takes health and ecology very serious – as well as allergies sufferers and delivers products that are perfume free (except from natural perfumes) and full of natural ingredients and essential oils, suitable for the whole family, even the tiny ones.

The Tromborg Try Me trave kit contains six of their most popular products in a handy 50ml size – great for trying or travelling.

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Product review: Liz Earle Vanilla and Saffron creamy shower nectar and silky body lotion

Liz Earle Vanilla and Safron creamy shower nectar and silky body lotionWho doesn’t like a relaxing, indulgent shower/bath? Well, braces yourselves: Liz Earle is launching their amazing Indulgent Bath and Body range in March 2014 and I was lucky enough to get my hands on the lovely Vanilla and Saffron creamy shower nectar and silky body lotion.

Firstly, the scent: I just love this warm vanilla with saffron fragrance, laced with water lotus, honeydew, gardenia, lily of the valley and white orchid, tonka bean and musk notes. From the three launching, this is my favourite (read more about all the products and fragrances here).

I like the packaging, colours are lovely and bold, and it is functional. The pump dispenses a good amount of product and  they are easy to use in the shower.

The creamy shower nectar has a luxuriously thick consistency and is gorgeously pearlescent. It feels really lovely on the skin, leaving it soft and supple, with a hint of the scent when washed away. If it has a small downside is that it doesn’t lather and I am a foam kinda gal… It is also fantastic as a bath cream!

The silky body milk is light in texture, applies and absorbs really well. It leaves the skin moisturised and soft – but best of all, smelling fabulous. And it lasts (the smell and softness too!) This is a great treat not only for your body but for your mind too! I’ve been using it daily since I got it and I just can’t get enough.

Liz Earle Bath & Body collection lau

As mentioned, the whole line will be out in March 2014. The Vanilla and Saffron creamy shower nectar and silky body lotion will sell for £12.50 and £14.50 respectively.

Keep an eye on the Liz Earle website for more information and out for the whole range, which also has a body butter and scrub (which I cannot wait to put my hand on!).

This post contains PR samples. This review, however, is based on my own true experience with the products and reflects my honest opinion on them.