Box Clever with New Functionalab Beauty Packs!

If you’re starting to think about the summer holidays or a bride going on honeymoon! Want some help with your bikini body. Here are some treats to help you on your way!

Functionalab Beauty Pack

Functionalab Beauty Packs are the perfect solution to your skin needs both inside and out. This new approach to skin health unites the latest dermatologist-developed cosmeceuticals using clinically proven active ingredients with potent beauty supplements using natural active ingredients. Used synergistically together, they provide a total solution to nourish, moisturize, protect and repair the skin.

Each Beauty Pack features an Advanced Cosmeceutical combined with a Beauty Dose Advanced Nutricosmetic supplement to create the most effective Deep Skin Nutrition system available. Functionalab’s expertly crafted beauty solution packs are suitable for differing deep skin nutrition needs.

Body Toning Beauty Pack ( £77)

Consists of Body Sculpting Gel, which is proven to visibly reduce cellulite by using innovative BodyfitTM and MatrixylTM technologies and the added draining benefit of ingredient Ruscus aculeatus with Beauty Dose Body Toning supplement, which contains potent Grape Seed Polyphenols, Vitamin C and Collagen to help enhance fat metabolism and collagen synthesis for smoother and firmer body skin, whilst helping to fight cellulite.

Body Sculpting Gel

There are also other packs available in the range including:

Age Defence Beauty Pack ( £75)

Represents a powerful antioxidant system combining the most effective antioxidant blends, both in topical and ingestible form. More specifically, it combines Age Defence Complex Antioxidant Face Serum with five specialized active ingredients to stimulate and strengthen the skin’s natural defence system against free radical damages with Beauty Dose Age Defence 30+, a complete nutrient and antioxidant supplement blend with Lycopene and Soya to help maintain firm youthful skin and protect against the visible signs of ageing.

Anti-Age Beauty Pack ( £95)

Anti-Age Beauty Pack combines Deep Nutrition Complex anti-aging cream that contains six active ingredients to deeply penetrate the skin to visibly reduce the appearance of wrinkles, combat the visible signs of ageing and restore radiance with Beauty Dose Anti-Age 40+ supplement that blends optimum levels of Bioflavonoids and Omega-3 fatty acids to support skin hydration and help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Customise your own pack with ‘My Beauty Box’

My Beauty Box

Functionalab recognizes that one solution does not fit all. With its large assortment of ten targeted Beauty Doses Advanced Nutricosmetics and its line of Advanced Cosmeceuticals, Functionalab offers the opportunity to build your own ultimate √¢‚Ǩ≈ìinside out√¢‚Ǩ ù skincare system with My Beauty Box. For example, you could replace the Body Toning Beauty Dose with the Weight Management Beauty Dose containing Garcinia Cambogia and Chromium to support healthy weight management. The choice is yours!

Products are available exclusively at Harvey Nichols from 16th-30th April and then from Harrods and Fenwick in the United Kingdom and from



Skin Cancer Foundation Recommends PRIORI Æ Products

Figures show that 10,000 people are diagnosed with the deadliest form of skin cancer every year. Don’t become a statistic. 10 PRIORI Æ products are recommended as effective UV sunscreens, receiving the √¢‚Ǩ≈ìgold standard√¢‚Ǩ ù seal of approval from the Skin Cancer Foundation. So get applying and save your skin!

The 10 products include:

All six shades of PRIORI Æ CoffeeBerry Æ Perfecting Minerals SPF 25 UVA10 £33 which delivers brush on sun protection with the highest all natural free-radical protection against harmful UVA/ UVB rays, clinically proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Ideal for sensitive skin, acne, rosacea, hyper-pigmentation, broken capillaries, freckles, sun damage, blemishes, scars, birthmarks and dark circles, these potent treatment minerals improve skin tone, minimize pores and reduce redness.

PRIORI Æ CoffeeBerry Æ Perfecting Concealer SPF 25 UVA10 £33: Provides buildable natural coverage for a perfectly polished, semi-matte finish for a wide range of skin tones. This multi tasking product can even be used around the eyes to cover and help reduce dark circles, but also to protect this thin and sensitive area from sun damage and premature ageing.

PRIORI Æ CoffeeBerry Æ Natural Protection SPF25 £40.50 is the must have sun protection for natural skincare devotees with an all natural tinted formula fortified with CoffeeBerry Æ, nature most potent antioxidant that fights free radicals and the causes of skin ageing and lightens and brightens the skin.

Protect against damaging rays with PRIORI Æ Advanced AHA Daily Defense SPF 30 £17.00. Containing UVA and UVB ray broad-spectrum sunscreens; this powerful anti-aging cream is exactly what your skin is crying out for: protection against premature aging, every day. Incredibly, the pioneering AHA technology behind Daily Defense means this luxurious cream actually targets signs of aging already caused by sun exposure, as well as protecting from future damage.

PRIORI Æ Idebenone Complex Superceuticals Æ Radical Defense £71 is an evolution in anti ageing creating a new topical skin protection. It contains the ultimate anti√¢‚Ǩ‚Äúageing, anti-oxidant compound Idebenone complex which offers dual protection against premature skin ageing both externally and internally in a dual pump dispenser for easy, every day protection. Use it today or wish you had!

The Skin Cancer Seal of Recommendation is the respected standard for the safety and efficacy of UV protection and has set the standard for the last 30 years.

All 10 PRIORI Æ products are available from salons and spas via: Cosmeceuticals: 0845 555 2121 or visit

TNS Recovery Complex√¢‚Äû ¢

Everyone wants eternal youth including me. I have been trying out TNS Recovery Complex√¢‚Äû ¢ by Skin Medica for a couple of weeks now. I have noticed how much plumper and hydrated my skin is.

You need to use one pump under your daily moisturiser and it absorbs almost instantly. It has an unusual fragrance but thats because its not highly fragranced with artificial products like so many skin care lines are. I personally believe that products should be free of perfume to stop skin irritation.

Suitable for all skin types the TNS Recovery Complex rejuvenates sun damaged, ageing and dull skin for a rejuvenated complexion.

Directions: Apply a single pump morning and evening to the face, neck and d√É ©collet√É © after cleansing and toning and prior to moisturizing.

In clinical trials after three months users saw a 57% significant improvement in the appearance of wrinkles, an 87% improvement in the appearance of the skins texture and 93% would continue using SkinMedica TNS Recovery Complex or recommend to a friend.

RRP: £102.00

  • Helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Diminishes the appearance of age spots and pigmentation.
  • Firms the skin and improves texture. Elasticity and reduces sun damage.
  • Provides serious skin repair after every use.

TNS Recovery Complex√¢‚Äû ¢ is part of a whole range of products from Skin Medica

To find your nearest stockist visit

Age Reversal Complex from Dermalogica

I was very honoured to be invited to the launch of Dermalogica’s Age Reversal Complex and was doubly honoured to be there with Dr. Diana Howard who is the Vice President of Global Education and Research and Development for The International Dermal Institute and Dermalogica. She gave a wonderful insight into the product!

Dr Diana Howard

She is frequently called upon to speak about various ingredient trends within the industry and is recognized worldwide as an expert in her field.

Dr Howard explained some key points:

  • Retinol helps minimize lines around delicate eye area; helps reverse photoaging and chronological aging of skin tissues.
  • Exclusive AGE Smart Æ active ingredient complex helps prevent AGEs, inhibits MMP activity and quenches ROS (free radicals).
  • Fights bags and under eye dark circles while strengthening blood capillaries and increasing blood mircrocirculation.
  • Reinforces structural support tissue to maintain skin firmness.

Reverse multiple signs of aging with this breakthrough treatment specifically formulated for the delicate eye area. Targets concerns of the eye area, primarily wrinkles and crow feet plus puffiness, dark circles due to hyperpigmentation and skin sensitivity due to dehydration.

Age Reversal Complex is part of the Dermalogica Age Smart Range

For more information about Dermalogica treatments visit

See How M2 Beaute has Worked on Brows!

If you’ve over plucked your eyebrows or wish you had thicker fuller brows then this is the product for you! I have been using it for 3 weeks now and can see a visible difference already!

Below are images if the growth generated over a 6 week period of using M2 Beaute Brows. Available at


After 6 weeks! Gorgeous brows!

I love this product and it has a really cooling effect. Its exclusive to Harrods in the UK!

Premier Cru The Eye Cream from Caudalie

Following the legendary footsteps of its predecessor, Caudalie have launched the long awaited Award Winning Premier Cru The Eye Cream.

I have been using this eye cream now for about a month or so. It rich and creamy and a little goes a long way. I like to use it at night to give it time to work while I sleep! I cleanse my skin and eyes then apply this cream a few minutes before my moisturiser to allow absorption time. I now have smooth silky skin around my eyes and I’m sure that my make up stays on better because the skin is more hydrated too!

230,000 Premier Cru, The Cream sold worldwide, surpassing all of the brand expectations√¢‚Ǩ ¶

This eye cream would be more suitable for those of you concerned with ageing but it wouldn’t harm anyone if they wanted to use it as a preventative either. RRP £48.50 for 15ml

How to use: morning and evening, apply half a pump of Premier Cru, The Eye Cream onto your finger and gently dab on from the inner to the outer corner of the eye. Delicately smooth under the eye and then on the eyelid. Also ideal for lipcontour and expression lines.

Premier Cru is available in the UK from Selfridges and Space NK

Body Beautiful for Valentine’s Day with Vie!

Get your body buffed and polished for Valentines day!

I love to exfoliate my skin on a regular basis. I have tried lots of different brands too! I decided to try the Vie range to get Body beautiful. The first product I tried was Spa Invigorating Bath & Shower Scrub! I liked this scrub but i do usually prefer something more abasive so that my skin feels zingy and tingly afterwards. I think this would suit someone who likes that lighter feeling. It was easy to use and rinsed off really easily!

You don’t need much of the product so it will last for ages!

Revives and rejuvenates your skin. Contains Dead Sea Salt, Red Seaweed and Volcanic Sand exfoliating particles. Infused with mineral-rich Swiss Glacial Water and Spirulina.

The second product is Spa Detoxifying Body Treatment! Its a great idea but easier for people with a shower because you have to leave it on for 5-10 minutes before you rinse it off, which I found quite difficult in the bath! My skin felt soft afterwards and stayed like that for a couple of days. It goes on easily, skin has to be damp though. I used it straight after the exfoliator.

Deep cleanses, softens and helps hydrate your skin. Contains deep cleansing China Clay and infused mineral rich Spirulina.

Both Products are £12.00 each for 250ml and available from

StriVectin Æ Overnight Facial Resurfacing Serum√¢‚Äû ¢

StriVectin Æ Overnight Facial Resurfacing Serum√¢‚Äû ¢

I’m on the never ending search for eternal youth. Many women will kill for this product! I m already a huge fan of StriVectin anyway so when I saw this product I had to try it out! I started to use this product a week ago and have not missed one night of use. Its very cooling and I like that it soaks in rapidly so I can still apply my moisturiser over the top. I even had one night where I didn t use moisturiser and my skin still felt very hydrated in the morning!

Result: Silky smooth skin, just like a baby’s!

You can also use it in the morning under moisturiser but I would advise using an SPF25 over the top of it!

StriVectin Æ Overnight Facial Resurfacing Serum√¢‚Äû ¢ is a multi-tasking, renewal serum that works while you sleep to gently dissolve surface imperfections, minimize the appearance of large pores, even skin tone and improve the overall health of the skin for a smoother, younger-looking, more vibrant complexion.


As we age, the enzymes responsible for breaking down the interlocking of skin cells required for natural exfoliation gradually decrease. By increasing the productivity and aiding these natural exfoliation enzymes, StriVectin Æ Overnight Facial Resurfacing Serum√¢‚Äû ¢ gently and effectively resurfaces the skin, promoting a visibly healthier complexion. Results show in as little as a week with a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles within 28 days.


Use nightly on cleansed skin. Apply 4 to 6 drops of this leave-on lightweight serum to the face, concentrating on rough, flaky, sun-damaged areas. Wait 3 minutes before applying moisturizer or other skin treatment.


£51.00 from Harvey Nichols, Harrods and Selfridges

Valentines Day Tips for Men

Valentines Day Tips for Men

  • Listen out for clues on what she might want or need. Remember your gift must reflect your thoughtfulness and be clearly a gift for her, not you! When making your decision take time to ask advice from the shop assistant if necessary and whatever you do, avoid anything tacky!
  • Perhaps you could find out her favourite fragrance and surprise her with either the perfume or something else in that fragrance line, such as the body lotion or shower gel.
  • Women love being pampered so book her a beauty treatment or buy her a gift voucher to get a massage or a facial, but if your making the booking make sure the treatment is for pampering and not something practical such as waxing or a pedicure!
  • If your budget can stretch to it, a spa day for two is an extra special way of spending some quality time together.

Those of you on a really tight budget why not buy some fragranced oils? Treat her to a massage at home complete with scented candles, warm towels and soft music to recreate the feeling of being in a spa.

Happy Valentine’s!!

The Awards 10 Day Face and Body Blitz

As you all know I’ve been nominated for an award and I want to look my best for the day so here’s my 10 day countdown.

Day 1 – Hand exfoliation

Day 2 – Full Body Scrub

Day 3 – Foot Scrub, Masque and Moisturise with. Hair Cut and coloured.

Day 4 – Facial Scrub

Day 5 – Dry Body Brush all over to stimulate circulation

Day 6 – Slather handcream over hands and wear gel gloves for 30 minutes

Day 7 – Full facial – Cleanse, exfoliate, masque, tone, eyecream, mositurise

Day 8 – Wax legs, underarms, eyebrows

Day 9 – Pedicure for pretty feet

Day 10 – Morning ritual before heading to the awards.

On top of these my I will also do this daily:

Morning – Cleanse, tone, eyecream, moisturise

Daytime – Apply cuticle care

Nightime – Cleanse, tone, eyecream, serum, moisturise. Apply Rapidlash to lashes. Apply foot cream. Sleep.

If you need any help or have any questions! Please contact me!