Sunday 7 August 2022

Sanctuary Spa Signature Natural Oils


Sanctuary Spa has had a makeover, and boy do they look the part! I've been using these Signature Natural Oils products over the last few weeks, and I have to say that I'm in love with all three. Here's why... 

- The Ultra Rich Body Oil Spray is great for a quick spritz when in a rush. Give the bottle a shake, a few sprays over the legs & body, quick rub in and you're good to go. 
- The Ultra Rich Body Butter gives a more indulgent feel. It's really creamy, but not runny, and feels like silk when applied. Coupled with its amazing moisturising ability, it leaves skin feeling super soft, calm and perfectly hydrated - and it lasts all day!
- My favourite of the three is the Salt Scrub! I use this a few times a week because I simply love how it leaves my skin. It's not scratchy like some others I've tried, and gently exfoliates the skin whilst leaving a gorgeous satin sheen. The intense moisture this provides is unreal, and the scaly patches I often get down my shins looked as smooth as the rest of my legs. This sort of gives skin a protective barrier too, so you know it will nourish and protect all day long.

These are suitable for any skin type in my opinion, and I found they worked particularly well on my dry skin.

Talk, talk and talk some more!!

This is a rather personal post for me, but one which I really felt the need to write after recently losing my beloved Grandma.

You see, although my Grandma was 96 years old, we always thought she was as strong as an ox and would probably outlive us all. However, after recovering from COVID, she caught pneumonia, and within a couple of weeks sadly passed away, as she simply didn't have the strength to fight it. When the realisation hit us that she was close to the end, it suddenly dawned on us that she'd never discussed her final wishes with anyone! So, despite her being weak, my sister tried asking, and the most we got, was that she wished to be cremated, but that was it. We also found to our horror, that she rarely talked about herself or her childhood! She knew everything there was to know about us, about her neighbours, her friends etc, but she shared very little of herself, so we knew nothing.

Hence this post 😢 

When it came to arranging the funeral, we had no idea what she would have wanted, so we just had to do the best we could. The trouble with this was that we felt so damn guilty! What if she didn't like those songs? What if she wanted it in a church? What if the flowers were wrong? The questions we raised with ourselves were endless, and sadly, ones we'd never know the answers to, so can only hope that we did her proud.

You can avoid all this by simply talking. Don't sit quietly on the sidelines, tell your story, make someone listen!

Talk to your friends and family, tell them what you love, what you hate, how you feel, your favourite colour/music/book/food etc, tell it all and then tell it some more!! And for those who are being talked to, LISTEN, take notice, remember and admire. I'm guilty of rolling my eyes when my Gran started talking on occasions, but if I could turn back time, I would listen intently, make a mental note, and most of all, ask more questions. 

I really can't stress enough how important communication is between people, and I wouldn't like anyone else to feel the guilt that myself and my family have been feeling since my Grandma passed, so do me a favour and just talk.

Finishing Touch Flawless Brows


I was lucky enough to receive this Finishing Touch Flawless Brows to try out, and for me, it's been a game changer!

Firstly, it's super stylish in this stunning rose gold colour, and the design is so slender and sleek making it really easy to hold. 

The tip is slender enough to get really close to the brow line, and there's an LED light so you can spot even the lightest, finest of hairs without any problems. 

It's also really simple to operate using the sliding on/off switch located on the handle...

So, you now know it looks the part, but did it work? Well for me, yes! I've plucked my eyebrows for many years now, and due to this, I seem to have stretched my eyelids slightly. The Flawless Brows glides easily over the skin, removing the hairs as it goes. I did have to pluck the odd one or two more coarse hairs, but overall, I was really pleased with the results. Due to the fine nib, shaping my brows was really easy and I didn't end up with any great chunks missing! It's also really lightweight, so can be popped in your handbag for any emergencies. 

This may not work for everyone, but those with fine hairs should definitely feel the benefits. My one piece of advice would be to take it slowly! These things can't be rushed, and if you take it slow, you're less likely to miss any hairs.

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