Following my last review of their Hot Ginger Muscle Rub, the lovely people at Natural Hero sent me their Total Charge Sports Recovery Set to review!
The set is available online on www.notonthehighstreet.com, and claims to be ‘the ultimate bundle for the preparation, recovery and training needs of active people’. Containing their Hot Ginger Muscle Rub, Cool Peppermint Muscle Spritz and Hot Ginger Muscle Soak, it all comes nicely packed in an Eco Draw String Bag. It all looks very lovely, and I couldn’t wait to try out the new additional products I hadn’t used before!
Firstly, I tried the Cool Peppermint Spritz. Cooling treatments are useful immediately following exercise to speed up muscle recovery and reduce inflammation – it was recommended to me for use while I was recovering from a torn hamstring but still training. As it says, this is a spritz rather than a cream like the heat cream, however after spraying it still needs rubbing in. When applied, I found that the peppermint scent wasn’t overwhelming (in fact it had more of an initial ‘alcoholy’ smell) but the mint came through more afterwards. It dried quickly which was very useful, and a few minutes after use, the cooling sensation definitely kicked in – I’d used it on my neck and it felt like I was outside in the wind without a scarf! It was really refreshing to use and helped with muscle relief. I can imagine it’s much nicer to use in summer though! My only gripe would be that because it’s a spray rather than an aerosol, it’s hard to use when the bottle is tipped at too much of an angle (trying to reach my hamstrings or lower back).
The next item in the pack is the Hot Ginger Muscle Rub. This is a firm favourite of mine, and you can read my past review of this product here http://thebeautycloud.co.uk/2013/11/08/product-review-natural-hero-hot-ginger-muscle-rub/.
The final product is the Hot Ginger Muscle Soak. With a busy few weeks, it’s taken me a while to get the time out to be able to have a bath to try this – but it was well worth the wait! I’d had a few days off exercise, and after going back to a yoga class, I thought that evening was the perfect chance to try it out. The soak comes in a box as 6 individual 18ml oil to be poured in a running bath. I’ve used various bath soaks in the past, but the scent of this one immediately filled the room (and even the rest of my flat!). It’s a non-bubble product, so if you want to this, you’ll need to add extra bubble bath (as I did!). It was as relaxing as any other bath I’ve had, but I could feel my skin was soft (the oil contains sweet almond and starflower essential oils also condition your skin). This was a lovely bonus, especially with my skin drying out in the cold weather. Where I normally wake up with immediate aches the day after a yoga class, I felt pleasantly relaxed and hope this is something to do with the bath soak. It’s a great addition to use once a week or so if your body needs that extra recovery boost.
All in all, it’s a great set of products – it would make the perfect gift and I think anyone active would be lucky to get this under the tree at on Christmas day!
Find out more about Natural Hero and their products online at www.naturalhero.co.uk
Posted in Fitness Products, Health and Fitness, Natural Hero, Product Reviews, Well-Being
Tagged Cool, fitness, Ginger, heat, Muscle, natural hero, rub, soak
Admit it – This is the discount you have been waiting for all year! As you know, in the run up to Christmas, we secure exclusive discount from our favourite brands who we’ve been working with all year, just for you at Christmas time!
You will remember I reviewed an amazing set of brushes by Beauty-Boxes.com back in July. If you need to refresh your memory, you can read my review by clicking the following link:
‘Finally a professional brush set to meet all your needs!’
This brush set sells all year round for a very reasonable £71.45 which I believe is well worth the money for a quality set of 10 brushes.
But now the beautiful people over at beauty-boxes.com have given our followers and exclusive discount of 25% this set of brushes, meaning that you pay only £53.59!
To get a set of 10 high quality brushes for that price is amazing!!
Now, because this discount is available only for you gorgeous little followers, you must simply give them a call to order, making sure you mention that you are a follower of The Beauty Cloud. The number to call is 01892 538862.
This discount is available until 20th December 2014, meaning you have only two weeks to avail of this offer. Make sure to order by the 20th to get your discount and ensure they arrive in time for Christmas.
Happy Shopping my lovelies!
We are really spoiling you this year. Behind the scenes I have been negotiating special discount from some of our favourite brands we’ve worked with this year.
You will recall our previous product reviews recently from ‘Freshness of the Morning’ (FoM Cosmetics) firstly was my article on the Age Defying Facial Moisuriser. Such a gorgeous moisturiser pack full of yummy vitamins and essential oils. It fast became my go-to moisturiser.
Then the lovely Gillian Douglas-Rea got to try out and review their extremely aromatic ‘Revitalising Hair Serum‘, and what a review that was! She loved it!
Without discount this products are very reasonably priced so to get these with some special added discount, it really is a Christmas Treat.
The lovely team at FoM Cosmetics have agreed to offer The Beauty Cloud followers a limited 15% off all orders. Not only that, they will also give you FREE DELIVERY! Thats quite a treat, right?! Well thats not all! If you spend more that £45 you will also receive a FREE GIFT! You will receive a Revitalising Eye Care Balm (worth £28) absolutely FREE!
All you have to do is go to www.fomcosmetics.co.uk and enter the code ‘FRESH‘ at the checkout.
Happy shopping my lovelies!
Posted in Beauty, FoM Cosmetics, Freshness of the Morning, Hair, Limited Discount Treats, Make-up, Product Reviews
Tagged Christmas, discount, FOM Cosmetics, Freshness of the Morning, Hair, limited, Makeup, moisturiser, money off
Just because it’s getting colder and darker, doesn’t mean we have to give up the on the dream of a suntan! As our skin has a pretty hard time facing the cold elements of winter, why not rid both pasty skin and dry, chapped skin all in one go!?
This week’s fake tan is by Palmers and uses their incredible cocoa butter formula. This truly is one of the most delicious smelling products out there. If like me, your partner despises the infamous smell of most fake tans…I very much doubt they dislike the smell of chocolate? Therefore, they will love this one.
This tan formula is a gradual tan which I would recommend applying about 2 – 3 times a week to maintain a deep, luxurious tan. The colour is very natural and noticeable, and as it is essentially cocoa butter, it is extremely moisturising for your weather beaten skin, and a dream to apply! The only place I would not recommend applying this product is your face as it is fairly oily. This is fantastic for all of your body, but not for your face if you have oily or combination skin.
The bottle has a handy pump to ensure a no mess application, and you can also apply with your hands if you do not have a tanning mitt as it goes on so smoothly! Just always wash your hands straight away once the tan is applied! You don’t want orange peel hands.
If you exfoliate your whole body once a week, and apply a few times during the days in between, you are guaranteed to have a beautiful natural looking tan throughout the winter months, as well as perfectly soft skin. As always, I recommended applying before bed, therefore allowing the tan to develop for around 8 hours while you sleep. Make sure you sleep in loose fitting, dark clothing.
As this amazing formula is only available at Boots, Superdrug and many other online and high street retailers for a generous price of just £5.35 – you have no excuse not to give it a try! Your skin deserves it!
GRAB YOURSELF A BARGAIN – Superdrug now have an offer on this great product meaning you will pick it up at a reduced price of £3.56!! Click on the link below to get yours!
Posted in Beauty, False Tans, Moisturisers, Palmers, Product Reviews, Tanning
Tagged cocoa butter, Fake Tan, false tan, gradual tan, moisturiser, palmers, Tan
I had the pleasure if receiving FoM (Freshness of Morning) Revitalising Hair Serum just before I had my baby boy, so I never got to experience it until after I had him.
Wow! Just what a new mum needed !!! Luxury with Capital ‘L’. All you do is revel in its heavenly scent mmmm, with light citrus and flora notes it takes you away to a sunny summer day in a meadow !
The serum itself is so versatile. It’s lightweight enough for fine hair but nourishing enough for more unruly dehydrated hair that comes with curling, colouring or heating. Dispensed out with a pipette, which is ideal for getting a perfect amount for your own hair type with no wastage at all.
Applied to pre-shampooed towel dried hair, you instantly feel and see the revitalising effects; taming smoothing and helping to detangle the hair but with absolutely no heavy residue, which is one of my definite ‘no-no’s’ with a serum. It makes blow drying so much easier and we all love an easier life! The bonus with it being lightweight is you don’t need to compromise your style and lose volume you can still have a voluminous look that is glossy and luscious.
Finishing with this product on dry hair is one of my favourite ways off using serum and FoM tick all the boxes! It doesn’t overburden the hair, but seals and tames any wild Maine into Front-Cover Shiny Head-Turning tresses.
I have to say this serum hasn’t just got a thumbs up from me, it has become one of my hero products which will always be tucked in my session bag !!!!
My current favourite dress is the amazing Leonora by Charlotte Balbier. I love her! It features a gorgeous dropped waist silhouette with a full aline skirt, which is so flattering on lots of figures, but especially on curvier girls.
The bodice features amazing corsetry which really pulls in the waist and flattens a tummy, and holds a fuller bust in place. The benefit of the lace up back really helps to achieve a gorgeous fit. It does a really good job of lifting your bust and really showcasing your waist, so it is the perfect dress choice if you are heavy in the bust department. Another reason this dress is perfect for bustier ladies is the fact the beautiful scalloped lace detail offers extra cleavage coverage.
The skirt of the dress is a soft full aline in tulle with a beautiful lace hem detail which definitely edges towards princessy. I feel like this dress is super girlie as well as super flattering.
I love pairing her with a beaded belt at the waist and a lace edged veil.
For more information about this dress or to try it for yourself, please contact Catherine at Cathedral Gowns (Tel: 028 4461 2532)
As I always say, fake tan preparation is essential! Your tan is only as perfect as the skin it’s applied to. I regularly remind readers of the perfect skin prep routine; however, there is one secret ingredient that many tanners find extremely useful.
There are areas of the body that fake tan clings to more and can make very orange. To avoid this happening, you can apply moisturiser to dryer areas of your body such as elbows, hands, feet, knees etc to stop the tan grabbing. However, sometimes if these areas are very dry, this is still not quite effective enough. For other areas such as the hair line and eyebrows, moisturisers are just never enough.
So say hello to your new best friend, Vaseline. Simply dot a small amount along your eye brows and next to your hair line. Dotting the Vaseline means that it will only stick to the hair and not the skin around it, therefore avoiding large, pale tide marks on the skin where there should be tan, but isn’t.
You can rub in as much Vaseline as you want to any of the dry areas of your body, this will ensure you do not get dark or cracked orange looking patches!