We all want it, we all look and feel more youthful with it and if it's not there already, we can fake it. I am of course talking about making our skin glow. We all know that a healthy diet, lifestyle and drinking lots of water all contribute to achieving healthy skin as well as a good skincare routine because taking care of your skin is key to making it look radiant and healthy but there are of course products out there that can help accentuate and show off good skin or maybe just give it a little helping hand. 

It maybe age, but I now find that I am not a fan of heavy, full coverage foundations unless it's for a special occasion. I like my skin to shine through and my skin to 'look like skin' as I have thankfully always had nice skin and pride myself that I have always taking care of it. I prefer lightweight formulas that you can build upon to tailor make your own level of coverage and have over the years come to have a few firm favourites that work wonders ... as well as picking up a few newbies along the way. 

Spring/Summer is the time of year where we mostly want light, glowy makeup and radiant skin promotes youth and I for one want youth on my side! I shall be writing another post soon about my favourite spring/summer makeup go-to recommendations but for now I wanted to focus in on the latest glow enhancing product from Charlotte Tilbury because even though there are many reviews already out, I still get asked what my thoughts are seeing as Charlotte Tilbury makes up a big percentage of my daily face, plus I shall run through a few other products from the range that always guarantee healthy looking skin.

Charlotte Tilbury, Flawless Filter 
I am sure you already know that Charlotte Tilbury is one of my favourite make-up brands to date and one that I purchase from the most, as well as receiving the occasional PR package that always makes my day, I did indeed purchase this myself from Cult Beauty

There are 5 key items from the collection that I love and use all the time to help my skin look flawless and radiant and are products that are ideal for most skins but you won't necessarily need them all; Magic Cream, Wonder GlowLight Wonder Foundation, Filmstar Bronze and Glow and the latest launch the Hollywood Flawless Filter

Charlotte Tilbury, Flawless Filter 
• Hollywood Flawless Filter, 30ml, £30/€40  (link here!)
This is a customisable complexion booster with the ability to act as a primer, highlighter and digital filter. The magic ingredients all help to soft focus your skin, by illuminating and making lines and pores appear smaller and more refined. 

Shades & CT Foundation Matches:-
 • 1 Fair - neutral beige for fair skin (Light Wonder shade Fair & Magic 1/2)
• 2 Light - neutral peachy beige for fair skin (LW 2/3 Fair & Magic 3/3.5/4)
• 3 Light/Medium - neutral peach for light to medium skin (LW 4/5 & Magic 4.5/5)
• 4 Medium - neutral golden yellow for medium skin (LW 6 & Magic 6)
• 5 Tan - neutral caramel fir medium tan skin (LW 7/8 & Magic 7/8)
• 6 Tan/Dark - warm amber for deep skin (LW 9/10 & Magic 9/9.5/10)
• 7 Dark - a deep bronze for dark skin (LW 12 & Magic 11)

I have to say the shades are very accurate to the description and foundation matches above as I wear Light Wonder foundation in shade #3 (winter) and #4 (summer) and #4 Magic Foundation and No 2 Light is absolutely perfect for me, as recommended. So do use this colour guide if you re looking to try it out as you can rest assured it shall be a good match. 
Charlotte Tilbury, Flawless Filter 
Charlotte promises us that this a celebrity skin filter in a bottle as it is her little secret to making all those stunning screen siren clients of hers glow. It is supposed to make your skin look as good on and off screen ... hence the hollywood theme!

So let's discuss the ingredients that enable this to do magic ...
Smoothing airbrush polymers roll over the skin to create a powerless finish and you shall know from charlottes other products, she is all about making the skin poreless and flawless. A glossy lightweight oil moisturises and reflects light to your face when needed. Finely milled powders create this magical soft focus to make lines look less visible and less pronounced on camera. Porcelain Flower Extract brightens and antioxidants and anti-inflammatories help to enhance circulation. As you can see, it has a lot of skincare properties to it's formula. 

There are a few ways to make this work for your skin ... 
- Use as an over all primer underneath your foundation for a subtle glow and polished look.
- Mix it in with your make-up on the back of your hand to make the skin look more dewy. 
- Dot it along the tops of your cheekbones, nose, cupids bow, brow bone ... anywhere you want glow.
- Wear it alone for a full on fresh, glossy, mega glow!

Charlotte Tilbury, Flawless Filter 
Charlotte Tilbury, Flawless Filter 
As I said, I use Shade 2 Light and it works perfectly for my skin tone. This product is so unique that is it actually quite hard to describe but I can tell you that I absolutely love it, more than I actually thought I would. Of course I knew I would like it, it's Charlotte Tilbury after all, but I initially thought this was one of those add-on's that you didn't 'need' as such but I now realise this is a product all in itself and by no means an add-on

How can I explain it? Ok, this is not a highlighter or a primer but like Charlotte states, it is a complexion booster that delivers a totally different result to that of the two. There is no glitter, no sparkle, no shimmer .... but a formula that makes your skin look like it's naturally glowing - just like a real life filter. I love that it is so multi-tasking and you can customise it to what works for your skin. 

I have used it in all the suggested ways and for me my favourite way to use this filter is actually under and over makeup for a flawless look when I want my skin to do the talking. I use it on clean skin with my primer (not mixed, just dotted on) to add more dewiness to my base then I dot it on my cheekbones and high points over make-up and even over powder, which works like a dream I have to say! I did hear a few reports of people saying that it felt tacky but I have to disagree as I have normal/combination skin and it doesn't feel sticky or tacky on me at all - so maybe this is personal preference and like I said, I even used it over powder and the results were flawless. 

I posted a picture over on my Instagram on a very natural makeup day and wasn't anticipating to post a pic of myself (or I would have done my hair nicer) but I had to document how incredible my skin looked with this product ... (as below!). I couldn't stop looking at my skin as I just can't tell you how good this makes skin look. It will be beautiful on the décolleté area in the summer to give your body a sexy glow!

With this product, you still use your bronzers and highlighters as normal because when you use the Flawless Filter you will see that the results are all totally different as it promotes that 'good skin' look where as a bronzer adds depth and a highlighter brings forward aspects of your face. 

So whether you want a subtle or mega watt bulb glow, this shall work to do both. The only real way to know how good this is, is to try it. This is not an essential make-up item to own but once you own it, you soon realise that you won't want to do your face without it. 

Charlotte Tilbury, Flawless Filter 
As well as this gorgeous Flawless Filter I have some other CT favourites that all contribute to making my skin look good and ones that may be worth trying if you haven't already. 

CHARLOTTE'S MAGIC CREAM, 50 ml £70 (link here!)
Magic Cream is a moisturiser that has been designed to lift and intensely moisturise to wake up tired looking skin - being targeted for more 35+ age wise. This is one of Charlotte's secret weapons and she uses it on all her celebrity clients prior to make-up application. It does have mixed reviews and I wouldn't say this is the best moisturiser ever made because for me it's not, but I do love it as a pre-primer step, after my other skincare because this really does plump up your skin to make everything else sit better and look more amazing which is a reason why I love it. It is pricy but a little also goes a long way so do expect it to last.

• WONDER GLOW, FACE PRIMER, 40ml, £38.50 (link here!)
A primer that acts as an instant pick me up to help keep your makeup looking fresh and dewy. This is also great used alone for those no make-up days when you just need a bit of freshening up and for both these reasons alone, I love this product. This is my go to primer and I would not be without it because it just works. I even combine it with pore minimising primers and use this along side them and it works like a dream. Definitely a hero product and although I have yet to try theYouth Glow Primer, this for me shall always be a favourite. A lot of people were wondering what the difference between this and the Flawless Filter were because in hindsight you kind of think they are designed to do they same job but Wonderglow is a Primer with a dewy finish, designed to help make the rest of your make-up go on better and make it last where as the Flawless Filter is a complexion booster with two totally different finishes. 

• LIGHT WONDER FOUNDATION SPF15, 40ml, £32 (link here!)
A light coverage foundation that is designed to illuminate, smooth and hydrate your skin for a natural look. Again, it's packed full of skincare benefits that you feel as you wear this one. I have used this since it launched and is still one of my favourite foundations today because it gives light, buildable coverage to all skin types. Very oily skins may find this a tad too slippy so may want to try another or use alongside a mattifying primer. I do like the Magic Foundation for special occasions when I want to 'glam up' but for every day this one is perfect. If you want to know more, check my original review here

An iconic contour palette that helps to sculpt and highlight your face perfectly. The formulation of powders is spot on and both offer buildable effects. This has to be my favourite contour/bronzing palette that I have ever owned because I use it every single day, even on no makeup days as it can warm up your complexion single handedly. I think I am on my 3rd one because it comes everywhere with me but I have had a few accidents so be mindful that this is a very delicate powder so if you drop it, it shall likely smash so treat it with care! It is just as beautiful on the outside housed in a stunning rose gold compact which is a great size to keep in your handbag. If there was one item I told you to invest in, it would definitely be this. 

Charlotte Tilbury, Flawless Filter 
Two further items that are a must have for me is of course the Beauty Glow Look in a Palette because I use it near enough every single day and always talk about it! See my review on this and the Glow Mask in more detail here

Charlotte Tilbury, Flawless Filter 
Safe to say, the new Flawless Filter gets a big thumbs up from me as I find myself reaching for it daily!

Have your tried the Flawless Filter yet?

Question: Do you take any time out for yourself? If you answered yes, then well done and stay tuned for some products that you may want to add into that 'you time', if you answered no, then we seriously need to change that, starting from now.

One thing I love about living in the South of France is that the lifestyle here is a lot more relaxed. No one is running around chasing after that next big thing like the house was on fire, but instead people are taking time to savour the moment and are living in it. I feel this is a life lesson that a lot of us should take note from. Life is indeed what you make it but making time for yourself shall surely extend it and make it that little less stressful, right? I do feel that sometimes we are all guilty of focusing on the future so much so that we forget to live in the moment. 

Look, I know in realistic terms we don't all have the luxury of time but to just simply sit, read a magazine or book, make a cuppa, check your Instagram, listen to some music, watch a movie, have a bath, phone a friend, have lunch with a friend, cuddle your puppy, say NO to that party you really don't want to go to ... whatever 'pause' is to you then do it, more

So, how about throwing some beauty into the equation? Thanks to this months Mintd Box, this is exactly what their aim is to achieve, with the Pause & Rewind Box. Think of it as a ready made way to take some time out whether that be for 5 minutes or 5 hours, just take that time. Your mind and body shall thank you for it.

Mintd Box, April, Pause and Rewind
As always I shall repeat what I say on each and every one of my Mintd Box reviews for those that may be new to them.

"When you subscribe to Mintd Box, either every month or every other month, you will only ever receive FULL sized or DELUXE sized high end, a-list, beauty products that are themed for that month which shall save you a small fortune. No Samples, no let downs, just the latest must haves in beauty. You can in fact click Mintd Boxes in the Categories section in the header bar (top of page!) where you can see all the previous months boxes and their contents. It mainly features skincare as opposed to make-up but all is only ever 'high end and full size'. It isn't cheap but the products are premium and the savings are huge".

The April 'Pause & Rewind' themed box contains 4 FULL SIZED products all of which are all stocked in high end beauty stores such as Space NK, Harvey Nicols and Net A Porter.

All products featured in this box shall all contribute to making your mind and body less stressed, from a bath oil of dreams to a facial roller made from real rose quartz that shall help you to counteract the effects of stress on your skin. 

Mintd Box, April, Pause and Rewind
Mintd Box, April, Pause and Rewind
The 'PAUSE & REWIND' Luxury Contents:-
1. Omorovicza Rose Quartz Facial Roller (Full Size £55)
2. African Botanics Enzyme Exfoliatior Polish  (Full Size £60)
3. Siskyn Frankincense & Jasmine Night Oil (Full Size £46)
4. Aromatherapy Associates Perfect Partners Bath Oil Set  (Full Size £21)

Get a free Omorovicza Oxygen Booster when you sign up to a 6 or 12 month plan! 

The contents of this box have a combined value of over £182/€208 for which you only pay £70/€80 per month or bi-monthly giving you an enormous £112/€128 saving as opposed to buying all products individually. A big saving once again which is exactly why Mintd Box is the best when it comes to beauty boxes and the most ideal way to try new high end beauty brands. 

Let me tell you more about the contents that I have been testing out beginning with a product that I know really does work wonders on your skin from brand that I wasn't even aware made one! .....

Mintd Box, April, Pause and Rewind, Omorovicza Rose Quartz Facial Roller
Mintd Box, April, Pause and Rewind, Omorovicza Rose Quartz Facial Roller
Mintd Box, April, Pause and Rewind, Omorovicza Rose Quartz Facial Roller
1. Omorovicza Rose Quartz Roller (Full Size £55) (link here!)
Hand carved from Rose Quartz, this is one luxurious facial roller. It can be used from your forehead down to your décolleté to help build younger, firmer, stronger skin. The roller can help in so many ways such as improving elasticity, stimulating collagen production, promoting lymphatic drainage, reducing pore size, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and under eye  dark circles, soothing irritated skin, toning facial muscles and most importantly on a daily basis, it encourages your skincare products to penetrate deeper into your skin cells to work more effectively. The positive effects of using a rose quartz facial roller are endless and all skin types can use it.

How to Use:-
1. Skincare - Apply a serum, oil, moisturiser or mask to clean skin.
2. Start rolling at the forehead applying a gentle pressure and roll up & out down the face. 
3. Carry on to the cheeks & jawline, down to your neck and décolleté. 
4. After 2 mins of rolling, remove any excess product and apply skincare as normal, easy! 

Skincare TIP - remember roll up for firming, down for drainage!

I am a big fan of facial rollers because back in my days of working as a facialist for La Prairie, we used them as part of one of the treatments and I could see visible results on my clients. Facial Rollers are extremely effective and so relaxing to use. I sometimes sit and watch tv whilst 'rolling my face' and it feels very therapeutic and you soon become addicted to using it daily. Trust me if you haven't tried one, you have too as it will really chill you out as well as helping your skin too of course! Being real Rose Quartz, the stone stays naturally cool which is why it works as it does, but for extra coolness if you are suffering from inflammation you could store it in the fridge to get even better results. I had no idea that Omorovicza made a facial roller which is why I was over the moon to receive it as I am a huge fan of their skincare, especially the Elemental Emulsion (here) which works really well with this roller. I know gadgets are not for everyone but this is so much more which you shall eventually see for yourself. In my opinion they are definitely a key investment for your skin.

Mintd Box, April, Pause and Rewind, African Botanics Enzyme Polish
2. African Botanics Enzyme Exfoliatior Polish  (Full Size £60) (link here!)
A gentle exfoliator that works to lift off dead skin and purify without irritation as this is suitable for all skin types. It uses a combination of dried Buchu plant, crushed Baobab fruit sourced from Africa, Papaya, Pineapple, Aloe, Essential Oils, Micro-Algae and tiny granules of ancient Volcanic Minerals to help refine texture and soften the appearance of lines and dark spots. What a combination of ingredients! 

The exfoliator itself is a gel texture and smells incredible being infused with all of those lovely fruits. It is like drinking a tropical drink whilst at a spa; the two scent combinations really do come through! Whilst the look of it isn't that inviting, the smell and feel of this are beautiful. The granules are super fine so it doesn't feel harsh and it works instantly to refresh your skin. I have to say my skin looked so much brighter after having used this due to a few late nights and a poor immune system, it really gave my skin life again. African Botanics recommend that you leave the exfoliator on the skin for 2-3 minutes after massage to let the enzymes work which I feel made a huge difference compared to other manual exfoliators. I like that you can use this up to 3x a week because going into summer, we shall all want to keep our skin looking fresh and radiant. This is definitely a luxury buy but as you can see the price of this one nearly pays for the whole box - making this month another great deal. I have to say the African Botanics Botanical Hand Cream (here) is one of my all time favourites now thanks to MB - their signature scent is literally a spa in tube and one to try of you are a hand cream addict as I am. 

Mintd Box, April, Pause and Rewind, Siskyn Night Facial Oil
3. Siskyn Frankincense & Jasmine Night Oil (Full Size £46) (link here!)
This is an intensive overnight skin boosting treatment with a blend of 17 organic, highly active botanical oils. Blended with vitamin rich organic Rosehip known for it's antioxidant properties to help combat free radical damage and increase collagen production as well as soothing and calming Calendula and Baobab for skin maintenance. This is a great nourishing night oil ideal for all skin types (but not if your pregnantand very beneficial for balancing acne prone skins.

We have indeed had the pleasure of this beautiful oil before from a previous box which is how I became familiar with Siskyn. It is such a lovely brand with a great story behind it and the 'Siskyn Sisters' purely focus on producing 100% natural oils (read here!). The Frankincense and Jasmine Oil is a rich oil so only use a small amount and I suggest that once you start using it, carry on, don't save it because being so natural I find that it can turn quite quickly as you shall be able to tell from the the smell. It is lightly scented which is nice because I think anything too overpowering at night time can actually keep you awake and defeat the object but this one smells beautiful. This oil is a bit like a comfort blanket for your skin whether you have had to much cold or too much sun, it will tuck your skin into bed and kiss it goodnight. It just wants to take care of your skin! Whatever your skin type, this oil shall leave you feeling hydrated and nourished. As you know, I love facial oils and this is a brand that is really made with love and care. 

Mintd Box, April, Pause and Rewind, Aromatherapy Associates
Mintd Box, April, Pause and Rewind, Aromatherapy Associates
4. Aromatherapy Associates Perfect Partners Bath Oil Set  (Full Size £21(link here!)
This gorgeous duo consists of Aromatherapy Associates' two most popular 'award winning' bath and shower oils. Bath time doesn't get any better than this! You get Revive for the morning and Deep Relax for the evening and each oil is enough for about 3 shower or bath treatments. You simply add one third of the bottle to your bath or apply directly onto your body before showering for the best bath/shower of your life. 

If you know my taste well by now, then you will know I am an Aromatherapy Associates addict. In my opinion they are the best for aromatherapy because these oils are all 100% natural and more importantly, they work. You could call them 'a little magic in a little bottle' because they do as they say. I have used them for years and try to keep a bottle in stock at all times for times of need plus my husband is a big fan of them too. I am not a bath person at all, I am a shower and go person but these oils make you want to bathe, that is how relaxing and amazing they are. They use such a high concentration of oil which is why you get such powerful results and is what sets them apart from other brands. My favourite oil in my household is the De-stress muscle; the scent of this alone fills my whole apartment and has you all relaxed in an instant. These smaller bottles are a great way to discover the different oils and perfect for taking away anywhere with you. With Aromatherapy Associates in your life, there really is no better way to pause and rewind.

Mintd Box, April, Pause and Rewind

A beautiful line up once again from Mintd Box and for me the star of this month's box is the Omorovicza Rose Quartz Facial Roller because it is so unique and something that was lacking in my own skincare collection, plus it is great value for money in this months box.

So then, the face and body is prepped, firmed, smoothed and relaxed and ready to start another day. Aside from the products, I hope that you take away a lesson on how to make that time to Pause and live every day in the moment, do not wish life away, but make it as best as you can .... and have that glass of wine at lunch ;-)

Mintd Box, April, Pause and Rewind
Mintd Box is premium beauty that doesn't get any better than this and there is still time to get your hands on this box should you feel this could be your way to have some time out.

Just to recap, the contents of this box have a combined value of over £182/€208 for which you only pay £70/€80 per month or bi-monthly giving you an enormous £112/€128 saving as opposed to buying all products individually. Plus you get a free Omorovicza Oxygen Booster when you sign up to a 6 or 12 month plan! 

Sign up to Mintd Box here and get free delivery in the UK and free delivery worldwide at the Gift Store - Ships to UK, W Europe, North America and Australia. 

Pause & Rewind - and enjoy!
Spot any favourites?

Clarins is a brand that holds fond memories for me having worked and grown up within the beauty industry. I mean Beauty Flash Balm and Eau Dynamisante were life back in the day! When I was a teenager, Clarins was the 'it' brand and my mums collection was goals to me. I remember sneaking a try of her Clarins foundation then saving up my money to buy one for myself ... or adding to my Birthday and Christmas lists. As I got older, in my eyes the best job of all was to work on the Clarins counter. I idolised those girls in their white and red dresses as I so badly wanted to be one of them! I know, it's funny me saying that now seeing how my career panned out because at the time Clarins had no positions available which led to me getting my first beauty job working for La Prairie leading to a great career; so I guess it was fate. In fact, I worked near to the Clarins counter and got lots of free goodies from my friend so it all worked out for the best!

Clarins is one of the original beauty brands that is still going strong because it is a brand we all recognise and those who have used it for years, still continue to do so. I have never really been a fan of their skincare I have to admit as I never found anything that really worked for me but I am a big fan nevertheless of their make-up, body care line and suncare range; now those products to me are still as brilliant and as luxurious as ever. 

Clarins Gift with Purchase 

I was obsessed with the Tonic Body line as the scent for me was everything. My go to products back in the day were always the Tonic Body Lotion and Body Balm, Relax Bath, Eau Dynamisante, Eau Resourcante, Sunscreen and the Radiance Plus Glow for face .. now that was legendary (and yes back then it did smell of fake tan!). I do however love and use the more up to date version, Radiance Plus Glow Booster drops (review here!) as they are superb if you want to add a little bit of colour to your face, as you simply add a few drops to your moisturiser.

In more recent times, if you follow me well then you shall know that I am addicted to the Clarins Lip Perfectors (my shade being No5), Lip Oils and Fix Make-up Setting Spray. I use them all daily and I re-purchase them all time and time again. 

Clarins Lip Perfectors 
Clarins Lip Oils
The Clarins Gift with Purchase (GWP) is something that always entices anyone to stock up on their favourites because who doesn't like a freebie? Their GWP always offers amazing luxury sizes, that come in handy for holidays especially!

House of Fraser are currently hosting and for me, they have always been one of my favourite department stores to go to because their beauty department is fantastic as they offer some real exclusive/cult brands that are sometimes hard to access, plus they sell them online too which helps me out a lot. They kindly sent over the Clarins gift options so that I could pick my favourites and tell you a bit more about them which may help if you were looking to stock up on your Clarins favourites.

Clarins Gift with Purchase , House of Fraser
The Clarins Super Beauty Gift is on at selected HOF stores until the 14th April (so act fast!) and you get to choose 4 free beauty products worth around £54 when you buy two or more Clarins Products, with one being skincare. The gift choices are as follows:- 

• Gentle Eye Make Up Remover 50ml;
• Water Comfort One Step Cleanser 100ml;
• Gentle Refiner 30ml;
• Beauty Flash Balm 30ml;
• Hydra-Essentiel Serum 15ml;
• Extra Firming Serum 10ml;
• Super Restorative Serum 10ml;
• Exfoliating Body Scrub 100ml;
• Moisture Rich Body Lotion 100ml;
• Foot Beauty Treatment Cream 50ml;
• Relax Bath & Shower Concentrate 100ml;
• Tonic Body Treatment Oil 30ml.

I have divided up the face and body options to make it a little easier and picked out a few of my personal favourites should you need a little helping hand to decide on what 4 to opt for!

Clarins Gift with Purchase , House of Fraser
The Skincare choices (as above) are Gentle Eye Make Up Remover 50ml; Water Comfort One Step Cleanser 100ml; Gentle Refiner 30ml; Beauty Flash Balm 30ml; Hydra-Essentiel Serum 15ml; Extra Firming Serum 10ml; Super Restorative Serum 10ml.

Clarins Gift with Purchase , House of Fraser
The Body Care choices (as above) are Exfoliating Body Scrub 100ml; Moisture Rich Body Lotion 100ml; Foot Beauty Treatment Cream 50ml; Relax Bath & Shower Concentrate 100ml; Tonic Body Treatment Oil 30ml.

A few of my top picks .... 
Clarins Bath and Shower Concentrate 
- Relax Bath and Shower Concentrate here (100ml) smells heavenly and takes me back! It is a concentrated treatment, so only a capful is needed, that activates with the heat of the bath/shower water to soothe, relax and cleanse your mind and body. Scented with Basil and Camomile, it really does help to relax you after a stressful day. One for all bathrooms I say. 

Clarins Tonic Body Oil
- Tonic Body Treatment Oil here (30ml) is still a product I have in my stocks today. This is their best selling firming body oil that is key to preventing stretch marks. It's 100% pure plant extracts including Rosemary, Geranium and Mint help to firm, tone and improve the smoothness of your skin. Should I ever be pregnant, this shall be the oil I will be slathering on as its safe for all! It smells like a dream and I highly recommend you make this oil one of your four being a good 30ml size, or purchase the full size as one of your two or more! 

Clarins One Step Cleanser
- One Step Cleanser, Normal/Dry Skin here (100ml) is a really easy way to cleanse if you hate splashing water on to your face yet like the fresh feel of water. It smells of peaches and is really refreshing and cooling; great if you are pushed for time as it takes seconds to cleanse your skin this way. I personally like to use this one in summer when I need to freshen up my skin before applying make-up.

Clarins Intensive Bi-phase Serum
- Intensive Moisture Quenching Bi-Phase Serum here (15ml) is a light, intensely hydrating bi-phase serum that instantly quenches your skins thirst. The whole Hydra-Essential line is always raved about within the beauty world so I was really excited to try this one as like I said before, I don't usually use Clarins for skincare but this one is really good. It hydrates your skin beautifully and makes it glow! Hydrating serums are so my thing, I love them as I live in constant climate change so they are very valuable to my daily skincare routine. 
Clarins Beauty Flash Balm
- Beauty Flash Balm here (30ml) is probably what Clarins is most well known for! This is cult and whether you use it or not, you know about it. Essentially a radiance boosting cream that helps to wake your skin up in a 'flash'. It helps to moisturise, brighten, tighten and relax the skin so you look more refreshed. It really was one of a kind and the original skin booster! I think it is one of those cult classics you have to pick up, and such a great size too should you need one for travel or you want to try it for the first time! 

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm
- Moisture Rich Body Lotion here (100ml) again for me, another classic that I have used and loved for years. The scent is so Clarins being a mix of Peach, Shea, Orange Blossom and Candlenut oil. This is an anti-aging body lotion that helps the skin on your body to be smoother and hydrated. Even though it is classed as 'rich' the formula soaks in beautifully and doesn't feel sticky or greasy at all. I adore it and if you love anything body related and have never tried this one, then you really should.

I guess this would be my four ..... (although it's so tough!) 

Gentle Eye Make Up Remover 50ml;
Water Comfort One Step Cleanser 100ml;
Gentle Refiner 30ml;
Beauty Flash Balm 30ml;
Hydra-Essentiel Serum 15ml;
Extra Firming Serum 10ml;
Super Restorative Serum 10ml;
Exfoliating Body Scrub 100ml;
Moisture Rich Body Lotion 100ml;
Foot Beauty Treatment Cream 50ml;
Relax Bath & Shower Concentrate 100ml;
Tonic Body Treatment Oil 30ml.

Clarins Gift with Purchase , House of Fraser
I have to say, writing this post has re-ignited my love for Clarins which is what makes this job so rewarding and I even discovered that my beloved Tonic Body Line is still available online ... I'm buying

If you need to stock up on your skincare for the summer, replenish your SPF's, treat someone to a gift or simply just treat yourself and rediscover the brand as I have .... now would be a good time. 

Clarins Gift with Purchase , House of Fraser
If you want to take advantage then head down to *selected House of Fraser stores now (online here!) until 14th April ... to pick out your 4! Hope this post helps. 

So tell me, 
what is your favourite Clarins product

* Selected UK Stores; Guildford, Glasgow, Oxford Street, Edinburgh, Manchester, Richmond, Cheltenham, Birmingham, Bath, London City *

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