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Festival Favourites

Festival favourites

The festival season is just about to start so I have come up with a few must have beauty products to get through the weekend.
I have been to a few camping festivals in the past including Glastonbury last year. I asked a few experienced festival goers  – what essential products  should you take to a festival? 

The first thing I worried about was what would I be eating. It was a long journey from the car to the campsite so I knew I needed to pack lightly. The food was relatively cheap with some quite healthy but with that extra drinking (if that applies to you) or fast food it’s always good to have some extra supplies.

Here are a few of my festival favourites…

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Zambroza

Antioxidant drink

This is my saviour product especially if by mistake you drink more than you ought to.  Have a couple of shots of this before you sleep.  It’s very high in antioxidants so it will help kill off any free radical damage and I found that I would wake up feeling well. This is also great for those who have a low immune system – it will prevent you getting ill.

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Syner

Synerprotein_original Shake powder

I have heard some of these festivals are now providing a big choice on healthy foods. This is a great shake to have first thing in the morning preventing that hunger feeling. It will also provide you with all the nutrients you need for the day.

The pot this comes in is  quite big to carry, so best to empty the amount you need into a plastic bag that will seal easily.

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Muslin clothsMuslin Cloth

You may be tempted with face-wipes as the ideal travel make-up remover, however they do contain a lot of chemicals and I know for myself  I have sensitive skin so I can come up in a rash. I also find they leave a residue and so your face is not totally clean.

A great tip is to buy a few muslin cloths, decant your cleanser into a smaller bottle so it is not too heavy to carry, massage into the face and wipe off with a cloth it maybe a little bit more pricey but you can keep and re-use the cloths afterwards.

Here is a website where you can buy a pack of organic cloths

Neals yard wild rose beauty balmNeals Yard wild rose

This is a great 3 in 1 product

You can use this as a cleanser which you can remove with a muslin cloth its an effective cleanser removing all makeup with out drying the skin,

This is also a fantastic night balm apply before going to sleep and leaves the skin hydrated and glowing and great to use on dry areas such as elbows knees and the lips.

* the packing can be slightly heavy but you can put what you need in a lighter container

Dry Shampoo – Klorane

Everyone I asked this was in their top ten must-take items! Batiste is a common favourite, however if you are looking for a more gentle formulation. I would recommend Klorane which contains soothing oat milk.

If you are on a budget You can also use cornstarch as this is the main ingredient in some of the products being sold it helps soak up the grease.

Nilaqua Waterlesss Body productsWaterless body products

This is great as an alcohol-free no-rinse body wash collection. These products are ideal at a festival  as having a decent shower may not be possible!

MAC eyeliner

This is my favorite eyeliner of all times. I would recommend the MAC pro longwear pencil. You can feel confident that it will last the whole day and won’t smudge under the eyes if its rains – this is especially good news due to  the lack of mirrors in the toilets!

Bare essentials mineral powder

This is a light powder which give great coverage.  Mineral based powders do not block the pores so its ok if you forget to remove your makeup before you go to sleep. It also contains a spf 15 with titanium dioxde which will protect your skin in the (hopefully!) sunny weather.

If you have any other top tips or must take products – please tell me in the comments box below!

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A Few of my favourite Winter Essentials

The temperature has suddenly dropped and so I thought it would be the perfect time to share a few of my favourite winter essentials with you.

We’ve also hit mid January which is always a difficult time for keeping on track with our New Years’ Resolutions – so I’ve also included a few products which will help you with a mid January boost!

Ruby Red cosmetics Organic Honey & Vanilla lip balm

As a therapist so many clients and friends ask me what is the best lip balm on the market and I must say I find this one of the best. Most lip balms just sit on the surface and are quite thick in texture so it may give you the feeling that it is moisturizing but it is actually doing opposite and making the problem worse.

The Ruby Red Honey & Vanilla lip balm is full of active plant ingredients organically certified olive oil and shea butter leaving the lip smooth and hydrated

Suitable for vegetarians and vegans

Company : Ruby Red cosmetics
For more info Honey&Vanillalipbalm

      Neal’s Yard Wild rose balm

This is my winter rescuer! And a must have! It makes your skin look great and smells amazing. This product is a 3 in 1 product which is an added bonus.  It is designed as a cleanser, mask and treatment for lips, elbows and dry areas.  It is great for all skin types including dry and sensitive.

I love to use this product as a mask. You simply use a small amount all over face and neck and when you wake up you skin looks lovely and hydrated and glowing. It also helps with scarring.  It is a great product to have around winter as it give you more moisturizing properties than your usual cream

Company: Neal’sYard                                                                                                     You can buy this from any Neal’s yard retail store

Trilogy Gentle Exfoliating Scrub 

This is one of my favourite facial scrubs. You can use this all year round but it is especially great for these cold months as our skin tends to become more dry, sensitive and flakey. The Trilogy scrub will remove the layer of dead skin without leaving your skin more sensitive. Best to scrub once a week and will make you skin glowing and hydrated. Also by removing a layer of dead skin it makes your moisturiser more effective as you can’t moisturise dead skin.

Company:Trilogy

 Environ Hydrating Oil capsules

It is exactly what it says on the package, this gives the skin extra hydration especially in winter.  It is great for those who fly a lot and for those of you who are hitting the ski slopes – they are easy to travel with as they come in individual capsules. It contains anti-oxidents and vitamin A which will also protect your skin from the environment and improves cell regeneration. You just apply overnight under your moisturizer and wake up to super hydrated skin.

Company: Environ  you can retail only from environ stockist’s (I am a stockist so please contact me if you wish to place an order)

Detox!  My next best winter product is this great   Healthy Starter Pack

This 10 day Healthy start pack is great to help remove all those toxins we have consumed over the past couple of months either from alcohol or rich foods. It is always great to do a body cleanse every 3 months if not at least once a year and January is a great way to start.

You won’t drop a dress size straight away but by removing the toxins which grab onto fat and by clearing your internal system it will put you on the right track. No special diet is required but results are enhanced if you avoid alcohol, caffeine and red meat.

* You cant use when pregnant or on certain medication

Company: Natures sunshine

Lemon and Ginger Tea

For me Lemon and Ginger tea is a must have in winter as this delicious tea will helps fight off the Flu and colds. It is also great for all ages and has been used as a  natural remedy for centuries (Do we really know what they put in our cold and flu medicines nowadays?)  It is better if you are able to make this at home from the raw ingredients and adding honey but as most of us have a busy lifestyle it is always good to have a packet of this tea in your cupboard There are many Tea brands on the market but I really like QI tea’s as they are registered with the organic soil association so you know you are getting great ingredients.

Company: Qi

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A few of my favourite things…which should definitely be on your gift lists this year!

 

Ive been looking around to find you some best organic beauty gift sets from some of my favourite companies.

1. Raw GaiaBath time heaven gift set

This bath set sounds like heaven and is a great gift for all those chocolate lovers out there

Raw Gaia ingredients are organic, cruelty free, endorsed by the vegan society and are free from chemicals

This set contains:

Chocolate orange bath soak, Chocolate face pack, Rose and Geranium soap & Raw chocolate pieces      £28.49

2. RENMini Rose trio gift set

The Moroccon Rose Otto is one of my favourites from the Ren range- this set offers you the opportunity to have taste of each of the body products in the range.

Ren products contain as little chemicals as possible

as they are paraben and petrochemical free

This set contains

  • 50ml Moroccan Rose Otto Body Wash
  • 50ml Moroccan Rose Otto Body Cream
  • 30ml Moroccan Rose Otto Bath Oil

£17

3. Pai Tranquiltiy bath and body collection

These bath and body oils are divine I first started to use Pai’s Lip balm and then fell in love with the rest of the range!

This company is certified organic by the soil association

This set contains:

  • Jasmine and May chung Emuslifying bath oil 50 ml
  • Jasmine and May chung Norishing oil

£13.99

4. Nubo – Set de Voyage

This product may be a little more expensive than the previous ranges but this is a fantastic cosmetic range which mixes powerful science with nature.

It is paraben and petro chemical free. Its luxurious formulas promote a supple, re-hydrated complexion.

This gift is great if you want to spend a little more on a special person  Its also a great way to try the range or for anyone who travels a lot

This set contains:  Day Performance SPF 20,   The Essence,      Overnight Recharge.     3 x 10ml (travel sizes).

£95

5.  For Him Neals Yard Grooming collection

I have always been a fan of the Neals yard products and this Grooming kit is great to get

the Men into a grooming routine

This set contains:

  • NYR Men Purifying Face Wash 50 ml – Energising and refreshing
  • NYR Men Close Shave Cream 50 ml – Softening and replenishing
  • NYR Men Rejuvenating Moisturiser 20 g – Firming and nourishing
  • NYR Men Invigorating Body Wash 100 ml – Refreshing and rejuvenating

£30

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Hello world!

I would like to share with you some of my favourite Organic & Natural beauty finds. In my blog you will find an array of different finds that will appeal to you from Homemade beauty Recipes that you can make at home, to the exclusive secret products. I will also include reviews on reasonably priced high street brands, nutrition and natural products.

We all know how bad chemicals are for your skin, so I’ve ensured that all of the products I refer to will contain a minimum amount of chemicals.

About Monique (me)

Before I set up my own therapy room, I worked with one of London’s top facialists at the time. She had her own skin care brand and her focus was on eliminating all petrochemicals from her products. Her vision inspired me.

Having been a therapist for 10 years, I had worked with many beauty facial & body brands that either claimed to be free from chemicals or that marketed themselves in a way that made the customer believe that all the ingredients were from a natural source. I started to research into what the big high street brands actually put in the products to make these claims. I was shocked by the amount of chemicals they used to preserve and bulk up the creams/ lotions.

I made the decision to set up a therapy room of my own, which has given me the freedom to guarantee my clients that I am choosing to either make my own natural product or that I am choosing the best organic product out there, depending on their skin need.

For more information about all the treatments I offer

Or if you want me to review your product

Contact details are:

07984 351859

monique.1uk@gmail.com

http://www.moniqueh.com