18 December 2015

Relaxation At Its Finest


If there is any perfect way to unwind after a long day, my ideal way is to take a nice hot bath filled with aroma scents with bath bombs, candles, putting a facial mask on and topped off with a nice cuppa tea. Pure bliss! I think by now you know that I only like to use the best quality of products so there's no denying when it comes down to what I use to pamper after a days work, it would only be the best.

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Ashton + Harper are a 100% Australian owned and handmade company located in Adelaide. They aim for natural ingredients and supply the finest quality when it comes to their products. From using essential oils that all entwine with their custom blend of 100% ecosoya wax and organic coconut for all their candles.

I love anything and everything minimalistic, it just gives a more simple approach to it and isn't overwhelming (less is more) and just appreciating the beauty of the simplicity of the product. I adore the concept of Ashton + Harper as a brand in general, monochromatic with a simplistic elegant touch all while providing the finest ingredients and quality. When I was kindly sent this candle to review on first opening I could already smell the beautiful Rose + Pink Pepper candle lingering through the wrapping.

I can honestly have not thought of a more perfect scent to try, it's always a surprise when someone gifts you an item and when you open it and know instantly that its love at first sight (in this case also smell). Words cannot comprehend how beautiful this candle is, I find the scent to be the most unique of its kind — who would have thought rose and pink pepper would pair so well together? Kudos to them. After a few uses of this candle I have noticed how well it melts down so evenly without any residue on the sides nor blackening, so you can truly see it is great quality. Even without lighting the candle the aromas fill my room and occasionally I get whiffs of the Rose + Pink Pepper scent. I highly recommend their candles and there is nothing better than to support local brands.


*No #5 Rose Scented Candle 260g, RRP $49.95 AUD

Notes

Top: Pink pepper, pear and ruby red
Middle: Fuschia, peony, rose and geranium
Base: Warm vanilla and musk

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Dermalogica isn't a brand that I've tried much of, so I was really excited when I was sent a few products to trial. I decided to of course give the Multivitamin Power Recovery masque a go while I have having this 'pamper session' and what better way than to have a nice treatment for your skin while it is feeling dull. The masque is targeted for aged and mature skin, but my theory is, it is better to prevent than cure so the early you treat your skin with anti-aging products the better (preferably around the age of 22 is perfect to start). It replenishes the skin with antioxidants that revitalises dull, dehydrated, stressed and photo damaged skin. It contains the amazing wonders of Vitamins A, C and E so you know you are giving your skin a great treatment. I have used this masque a few times now and can safely say I really enjoy it, I can see a noticeable difference in my skin. It is supple, smooth, soft and with so much radiance. After each use I feel like I have brand new baby butt skin, who wouldn't want that?


*Multivitamin Power Recovery masque 70ml, RRP $70 AUD

Ingredients (basic/main)

Glycerin, Algae Extract, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Symphytum Officinale Extract, Arctium Majus Root Extract, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Beta-Carotene, Phospholipids, Lactic Acid, Allantoin, Sclerotium Gum, Linoleic Acid, Retinyl Palmitate, etc

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Lush have released their limited edition Christmas collection and I was again kindly sent some goodies to trial. Among these I chose to first use this pretty Stardust bath bomb, but I must admit Lush create such gorgeous products that you basically don't even want to ruin them by using it — appreciating its beauty while it lasts. The Christmas release for this year is obviously amazing as each year is, I love how creative they are with their releases and this Stardust bath bomb is no exception. When you place the Stardust bath bomb into a nice hot bath it starts to fizz and dissolve into more goodness, with a hint of blue hidden within the bath bomb and the finest of fine shimmers that float all around the waters making you feel like you are bathing in a million dollar water bath. Now the beautiful shimmering/micro glitter within the water I wasn't able to capture but just envision a luxurious and silk like feeling and when you gather the water within the palm of your hands you can truly appreciate the beauty of this product all combined with the gorgeous aromas.


*Stardust Bath Bomb 150g, RRP $6.25 AUD

Notes

Fair-trade Ugandan vanilla, precious Peruvian rosewood and bergamot.


What are your favourite ways of relaxing and pampering after a long day?


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