Summer body beauty blitz

How to be a beach goddess women's fitness July issue

How to be a beach goddess women's fitness July issue

Whether you’re still waiting for your big summer getaway or not, it’s never too late for some DIY beauty prep. Ditch the salon and get ready for sun, skin and sangria in the comfort of your own home – that was the message in my feature for Women’s Fitness magazine this month.

With some expert advice and awesome beauty products you can transform limbs and locks into something that’s ready for the beach, patio or sun-lounger.  The tips and tricks covered in this summer beauty blitz included: how to de-hair legs, how to apply a home tan, how to protect sensitive skin, how to prettify feet and how to master melt-proof make-up (with tips from one of my favourite make-up artists, Ruby Hammer).

There were so many products to mention but one I would never go away without is Lavera Organic After Sun Gel – a must-have natural aloe gel for home or away. Not only does it soothe sun-soaked skin but also calms general irritation, bug bites, burns, sores and even spots… it’s a true skin saviour as it reduces inflammation gently and naturally – don’t go anywhere without this product!

Whatever the rest of your summer plans, I hope you’ve had and will continue to have, a very body beautiful season…x

The weekend’s hangover cure

lavera-cooling-eye-roll-onI’m not one for exaggerating the claims of beauty products but this modest looking roll-on actually made my peepers feel ever-so slightly better on a hangover day, yesterday.

While I wanted to tell you all about it I was actually hard at work on a 1500 word feature on radiation (gulp) for Natural Health magazine (out in July if you fancy it).

So little ol’ Lavera Cooling Eye Roll-On – with white tea and karanja oil – was my desk-buddy for the day. Massaging around my eyes in little mini circles every hour on the hour.

Cooling (quite cold actually) and definitely refreshing. It impressed the Beauty Bible judges too as it has a big sticker saying ‘award winner’ on it.

No silicone or mineral oils (used in products to give that slippy-slidy feel that makes people say ooh it feels lovely). This one uses organic plant extracts, lecithin, a natural antioxidant and emollient, fair trade green tea extract, an Indian seed oil – pongamia  glabra – used as a skin conditioner. Plus lots of other natural and organic ingredients you’d love.

Stimulating circulation around the face is the best way of keeping skin looking fresh and this kind of does the job for you…and is exactly what I need right now.

Hangover cure #1: Lavera Soothing Eye Roll-On

lavera-cooling-eye-roll-onI’m not one for exaggerating the claims of beauty products but this modest looking roll-on actually made my peepers feel ever-so slightly better on a hangover day, yesterday.

While I wanted to tell you all about it I was actually hard at work on a 1500 word feature on radiation (gulp) for Natural Health magazine (out in July if you fancy it).

So little ol’ Lavera Cooling Eye Roll-On – with white tea and karanja oil – was my desk-buddy for the day. Massaging around my eyes in little mini circles every hour on the hour.

Cooling (quite cold actually) and definitely refreshing. It impressed the Beauty Bible judges too as it has a big sticker saying ‘award winner’ on it.

No silicone or mineral oils (used in products to give that slippy-slidy feel that makes people say ooh it feels lovely). This one uses organic plant extracts, lecithin, a natural antioxidant and emollient, fair trade green tea extract, an Indian seed oil – pongamia  glabra – used as a skin conditioner. Plus lots of other natural and organic ingredients you’d love.

Stimulating circulation around the face is the best way of keeping skin looking fresh and this kind of does the job for you…and is exactly what I need right now.