Thursday, January 31, 2013

Beauty Blog: Beauty Products That Work: Neal's Yard Remedies Beauty Sleep Concentrate

I've been itching to share my experience using Neal's Yard Remedies' aptly named Beauty Sleep Concentrate since I first tried it a few months ago, I held back a little as I wanted to see this treatment would stand the test of time. Would still be effective once my skin had gone past the honeymoon period that often occurs when trying something for the first time?

Fight the signs of ageing whilst you sleep with this luxurious feel, serum type, cream that has the lightness of whisked egg whites and disappears into the skin easily. It is so thin and light that when applied to your face at night you could easily dismiss it as there aren't any immediate results. But don't! After going to sleep unimpressed, on waking in the morning the first thing I noticed was my skin was "dewy" with a "post spa weekend" relaxed look. My skin texture was smooth too with good colour. Beauty Sleep Concentrate absolutely ranks under the banner "Beauty Products That Work".

I have used this 4 times a week since November with consistent, excellent results, after final cleansing with Rose Facial Wash, in the evening just before going to bed. Applied lightly with my finger tips over my whole face and pressed lightly into my neck and around the eyes.

Couturenet Loves Neal's Yard Remedies Beauty Sleep Concentrate because...

1. It supports skin’s night time recovery, replenishes and refreshes and helps prevent premature skin ageing all in one product. The treatment is proven to increase skin's moisture levels by up to 98% over 12 hours.

2. The cream is made from 90% organic ingredients which is perfect if you run a chemical free home and wish to keep chemicals out of your body.

3. One bottle lasts a long time as only 3-4 pumps of product are required each evening.

4. Neal's Yard Remedies is truly cruelty free. All NYR products hold the prestigious BUAV Golden Bunny logo, whilst having their efforts recognised by campaigners from PETA, FRAME and the RSPCA. Read more here...

In the past I have used Guerlain's Midnight Secret (a well known miracle, overnight skin illuminator)  and I can say that NYR Beauty Sleep Concentrate was just as good, especially as you can use it every night and wake up to noticeable results.

Neal's Yard Beauty Sleep Concentrate 30ml £31.50.
Made in England.
Shop in store or online. Delivery worldwide.

Super Offer: Neal's Yard Remedies are offering a Free Organic Rose Daily Moisture 45ml with a spend of £40 or more (online only).

Friday, January 11, 2013

Fashion Blog: Super Offer: £315 Lanvin Necklace for £63

Whilst blissfully browsing at Liberty, my eyes were drawn to this beautiful Lanvin Necklace. Was £315. Now £63. Bargain! A decadent gift for yourself or perfect present for someone special.

From the Lanvin collection. Blue glass pearl necklace wrapped in a silk tulle with ribbon ties and distressed gunmetal-tone brass bead detail.  L: 35.5cm, W: 0.5cm 


Thursday, January 10, 2013

Fashion Blog: My Favourite High Street Stores

I like to buy good quality pieces of clothing. These can nearly always be found on the designer rails, but with careful inspection and fussy choosing, really lovely items can be found in some high street stores. And it's such a good feeling when you do find something this way, like you should receive an award when you open the bag at home.

My favourite high street stores for quality clothing are:

1. Zara :
For really nicely cut pieces at the right price with designs reminiscent of the designer collections. Lots of choice and regular new arrivals. The online store experience is just as pleasurable as looking around the real life boutique.

2. H&M :
Whilst you have to really have a look at the items in store to see the quality, some items are good and others not so much, there are some gems in this store. Nice leather belts, good day dresses, scarves and gloves. The fit is good too, often you can find a dress with detail and nice buttons, but you will have to re-do the hem to make it look good quality.

3. Uterque :
A small, but perfectly put together collection of clothes you can wear every day and still look polished and pristine. The leather goods and footwear are really luxe too. A little more expensive than Zara, but the garments are made better. Good for quality knitwear. Good photographs online.

Couturenet loves...

This stylish pair of high heel ankle boots with buckle. Was £79.90. Now £69.90 (UK & Europe). Bovine leather ankle boots with tough rubber track sole, ideal for winter. Side zip fastener and strap with buckle detail at ankle height. With a very wearable heel height: 3.9 inches & platform: 0.6 inches.

This pair of ankle boots boasts the equestrian style of Ralph Lauren at a tenth of the price and they are so versatile to wear in the dark brown leather option.

And... a warm yet chic Chloe-esque Sweater also from Wavy Sweater. Was £99.00. Now £64.90. This is very soft with 37% alpaca and 18% wool.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Time Out: Re-Purposing Net-A-Porter Black Boxes

I am a super organised person and I dislike waste. Hence my vigour for re-purposing these smart black boxes for use as Christmas decorations storage. My need for everything to be "in it's place" and "neat 'n' tidy" coerced the label maker from the drawer to make an appearance for this project too!

Net-A-Porter Boxes - a delightful perk from making a purchase at

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Time Out: Happy New Year

Aspen Mountain, Colorado.
Aspen Mountain, Colorado.
Aspen Mountain, Colorado.
I adore Aspen Mountain in Colorado, it's just so beautiful. It feels like you are in a very vast space, with lots of "air and sky" around you. It's difficult to experience this feeling in a town or in the countryside. It's a real therapy! The fresh air and endless skies clear your mind and revive your senses.

It looks so much like a Christmas-sy, Winter wonderland with Christmas trees brushed with snow all around. Enhanced by the way it has stayed quite cold and "blue" looking as there hasn't been hardly any sunlight. I quite like it like this!


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