Party Beauty essentials

Winter time is when we spend more time indoor so it’s the perfect time to do some pampering in the bath and caring for our skin. This is party season as well so skincare is crucial to look glamorous. So I went on the hunt for some party beauty essentials. Here are my top findings. 


Olverum is a lush bath oil and great gift for every woman who needs some relaxation in the bath from time to time. I have tried it in the bath after a hard football training session or a match and it helped my muscles to relax and release the tension. It is a luxury product for special moments so it has to be used in moderation, if there’s such a thing in a woman’s world of beauty essentials. The 125ml size is £32.00 and is enough for 25 baths, the 250ml size £58 and enough for 50 baths. The travel set is £22 and enough for 9 baths. Their main stockists are Liberty, Conran, Harvey Nichols and Fenwick. 

Angela Langford Bloom & Glow facial serum

This isn’t just an amazing facial serum but the creator behind it is truly inspirational. Angela Langford was on Masterchef and then she founded her own brand of natural skincare products. Being on the telly was a surreal experience for Angela she but grew throughout the show, cooking for Charles Campion (who loved her crab dish), to Marcus Wareing (who called her dish a dogs dinner!), to cooking with some of her food heroes – Bruno Loubet, John Campbell and Tom Kerridge. Angela won through the rounds, eventually making Finals Week. She only lost out on a last day place in the Final having been in a cook-off with the eventual winner, Ping Coombes. Her love of cooking continues not only in her food festival appearances, or her pop-up restaurant here in Somerset, or her TV appearances on the BBC (she’s since been a guest judge on the show, as well as BBC Children In Need and BBC Breakfast) – but in her skincare. And now she is devoted to finding a recipe for great skin. She is very meticulous in her craft and it took time for me to get a sample of the bloom & glow, a fabulous radiance restoring face oil made with chia seed and sea buckthorn. I put it onto my face before going to bed and I wake up in the morning with a baby soft skin. Chia seed & sea buckthorn are blended together to deliver high levels of essential fatty acids, vitamins & antioxidants – it improves skin’s elasticity, calms inflammation & restores radiance. Highly recommended and right at the top of my list of party beauty essentials. 


Natural Home-Made Soap

My friend Sharon J. Bainbridge is making Japanese Knotweed (Resveratrol) Soaps in the shape of Lego figures. They are super cute and healthy.

Although this weed is renowned for destroying the soil, scientists have found out that it is very healthy if used both in recipes that demand a sour ingredient or in cosmetics. In Japan, villages even hold annual knotweed festivals where numerous delicious recipes are showcased. It also contains a natural pesticide called MOI-106, which means it could eventually prove useful for organic farmers. Sharon has now turned the herb into lovely soaps and you can buy them from her blog


Jolen facial hair discolouring cream 

My son laughs when I put the white cream above my lips. He always warns me if I start showing signs of a dark moustache. That’s the time when I need to get back go my Jolen ‘pot of magic’ and discolour it. There is nothing more frustrating than trying to get rid of unwanted dark body and facial hair. Depilatory or waxing can be very harsh on the skin causing redness or irritation. Plus hair can re-grow much thicker. Jolen offers the solution that is a quick and painless alternative and it is easy to use. In only 8 – 10 minutes your hairs are lightened, creating stunning results.


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