Dead Sea Spa Magik Salt Brushing Exfoliating Scrub

Exfoliation is one of my top must do treatments. I’m always on the look out for new products. A couple of weeks ago in my Glossy Box I received satchets of Dead Sea Spa Magik Salt brushing.

body scrub

When I opened the pack I was pleased to see that it was already mixed with oil. The smell is good enough to eat. Citrus aromas oozed from the packet. I applied it to dry skin and the oils made my skin silky smooth for a few days afterwards. I love this product and will definitely use it again.

Dead Sea Magik ScrubAs you can see from the picture its oily so that makes application easier. Make sure you’re standing in the bath or shower when you apply it. It can make the floor very slippery so be careful. It rinsed off easily without drying my skin.

It was voted ‘Best Body scrub’ by You Magazine!

The RRP is £13.30 for a 500g tub from Shop for Spa

Its also available at John Lewis, Debenhams, Harrods, Selfridges, Holland & Barrett and independent retailers,

Today’s Post is all About Margarita Bloom

 

Tell me a bit about yourself and your business?

My name is Regina which in Latin means “Queen” *wink wink* I’m the beauty and brains behind Margarita Bloom. I’m just a girl who loves beautiful things, glamour and life’s little luxuries!!! To put it simply, here’s me….I love Paris. I love fashion. I love luxury. I love Pinups. I love glamour. I love poetry. Shakespeare & Poe. I love sunshine and pretty flowers, sparkling water, cute furry puppies and kitties. I love Mother Nature. I love rockin tunes like “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele to Goldfrapp, Marilyn Monroe “I wanna be loved by you” and Etta James’s “At Last”. I love the BEACH!, sun, sand between my toes and refreshing breezes from the ocean. I adore Marilyn Monroe and anything from Old Hollywood. Sigh…I love chocolate and thoroughly enjoy experiencing new foods and drinks. Pictures and words inspire me and I in turn LOVE to inspire people.

I’ve taken all that and entwined it into my Beauty Company, “Margarita Bloom” to create Retro inspired bath & skincare goodies. Our company is light hearted and totally fun while having super fabulous skincare items to pamper yourself with which I think is a necessary luxury in anybody’s life. Sometimes when life gets stressful we need to have some downtime; some time to have fun, laugh, be light-hearted, and just be happy! Our products were made to have darling names like our “Lulu and the Volleyball Instructor” Coconut Lemongrass Scrub to our “Tea and Crumpets” Cream cheese Frosting Body Balm so when you read them….you smile! They have amazing scents so when you sniff them, you go ahhhh…and smile and when you use them…well by that time the bathroom door has closed and BLISS has arrived. lol… One of my favorite parts of my business is getting to know my peeps, getting their feedback on our products, what did they like, didn’t like, their opinions on packaging and types of goodies they’d like to see at Margarita Bloom. I really want to get their input to continue having wonderful products they’ll love for a lifetime.

Website: http://www.margarita-bloom.com

Twitter: twiter.com/margaritabloom

Where are you based? We’re based in the USA. Though we do not have a physical boutique we are an online boutique found at www.margarita-bloom.com and we can ship to many locations outside of the USA.

When did you establish your business? Margarita Bloom came to life around 2006.

Why did you decide to start this business? I always knew I wanted to have my own business even when I was little. It took me some time to figure out what I wanted to do because I needed to be passionate about it. I needed to LOVE it so I could give 200% and more to it. When you’re passionate about something you love doing, success is sure to follow. When I discovered this amazing world of beauty I was hooked and I’ve never lost interest in it. Every day is an adventure with meeting new customers, creating new products, sniffing new scents and more.

What’s your unique selling point? We’re retro, doll! Va va Voom Vintage, Glamorous and Gorgeous and of course everything is made fresh at the time we receive an order, only the best for our peeps!

What’s you best selling product? It’s funny because our customers always say, “I want everything!” lol…so everything! *wink wink* Some of our best selling goodies to give you some ideas would be our Cupcake Love Soaps, Bramble Briar & Rose Luxe Milk Soak, Antoinette’s Rose Garden Pink Himalayan Sea Salt Soaks, I Smell Delicious Roll on Parfume Oils and so much more.

Who’s your target market? Anyone and everyone who wants to be pampered and smell sweet.

Why do you think more people are buying natural products? I think from the beginning of time people have been enraptured with using plants and other materials from Mother Nature to beautify themselves. Look at Cleopatra…she adored baths in milk, honey and rose petals, and used Jojoba Oil on her face for her complexion. She even travelled to the Dead Seas to use the minerals and muds located there. The idea of using plants and oils from nature & refining it into a usable item that you can add to lotions, potions and scrubs and so on I think is timeless and has never changed and will always be there.

Can your products be used on any age customer? Yes, they can. Of course, always use supervision with children. You don’t want them taking a bite for example of our Cute Cupcake Soaps….they may look tasty but they sure don’t taste tasty! lol..

Do you ship your products worldwide? But of course! If our shopping cart isn’t setup for a particular location, feel free to email us and ask if we can ship to your country. We’re always looking to expand and beautify more peeps!

I just wanted to say thank you Joyce for this wonderful interview! I’m so glad I was able to meet you through my company! You’re a true Margarita Bloom gal! xoxo

Here are all the lovely soaps I bought. Delicious all of them… I had the whole Geisha Glamarama range. click here to get yours!

Visit Margarita Bloom for fun retro soaps and pampering products! Treat yourself or someone else.

 

Get Beach Body Ready With a Little Help from Debenhams Beauty Hall

With Summertime only around the corner and the dreaded call to bare skin beckons, it essential to guarantee that our skin and body are prepped for maximum exposure. Tighten those wobbly bits and scrub away tired looking winter skin with these hot picks from Debenhams Beauty Hall.

 

Mama Mio Get Waisted 100ml ( £35)

The holy grail of slimming potions, Get Waisted works by increasing lipolysis, thebreakdown of stored fat, the fat cells within your skin. This proven tummy tightener isclinically proven to boost fat burning and inhibit future fat storage with the added bonus oftwo anti-ageing components for a Halle Berry-esque washboard tight stomach.

Elemis Exotic Frangipani Monoi Moisture Melt 100ml ( £29.70)

Dubbed a ‘holiday in a bottle , this exquisite treatment oil contains an exoticblend of coconut oil and frangipani flowers, offering long-lasting hydrationto troublesome dry areas such as elbows, knees & nails.

Exotic Lime & Ginger Salt Glow ( £35.50)

Scrub away your winter blues with this invigoratingexfoliating treatment. Enhanced with detoxifyingsea salt, stimulating ginger and purifying lime peel forsumptuously smooth, glowing skin, great forprepping skin for that lusted ‘cared-for glow.

√Ø ª øClarins Extra Firming Body Care ( £39.32)

Easily absorbed, this luxurious, deeply comforting cream is a must fortightening, firming and defining tired, lacklustre skin. With nourishing SheaButter, detoxifying Agrimony, Pro-Vitamin A (to stimulate cell renewal) andpatented anti-ageing Bocoa, your skin will be left soft yet firm.

To purchase these products head to your nearest Debenhams Beauty Hall

Spa Break at Gleneagles

This week I went to the Spa at Gleaneagles and all the way round it I just kept saying WOW!! No wonder this spa is Winner of Favourite Spa in a UK HotelConde Nast Traveller Readers Travel Awards 2010

The moment you enter the spa there is a feeling of peace and tranquility. The staff were very welcoming and really friendly too.

Gorgeous!!!

My therapist was a lovely girl and made me feel really comfortable. My treatment started with the ‘Welcome Foot Ritual’. My feet were soaked in a bowl of warm water and scented oils. The therapist then asked which oils I preferred the scent of for my massage and placed a small amount of each onto my arm so that I could smell them! She then exfoliated each lower leg and foot and placed them back in the water. Then she lifted each foot out and moisturised them and wrapped them in a warm towel.

Next……

ESPA Back Face and Scalp Massage, An all embracing treatment incorporating back cleanse, Massage and a full ESPA Intensive Facial with facial acupressure and Oriental Head Massage. The initial, deep cleansing back exfoliation is followed by a back massage with aromatic oils bringing powerful de-stressing benefits to mind and body. The facial includes massage with deeply nourishing facial oil and the application of an intensive face treatment mask, tailored to your individual needs. Whilst the mask is taking effect, the oriental head massage takes place to help clear the mind, calm the spirit and ease tension. The result is rehydrated, nourished and soothed skin combined with a sense of deep relaxation!

After the treatment which I slept a lot of the way through. I was gently woken up and given a glass of water. When I got up the therapist led me to the relaxation room. It was dimly lit with beds and blankets. I was given a fruit smoothie to drink and some nibbles to re-energise me. It was pure HEAVEN!!!

I thoroughly recommend a visit to the spa at Gleneagles if you want to know more visit www.gleneagles.com