mischief-sure-3163 mischief-sure-3216 mischief-sure-3235 mischief-sure-3329 mischief-sure-3223Earlier last month, the lovely girls at Sure invited me down to Bourne & Hollingsworth for breakfast and to discuss everything related to deodorant with Dr Christian Jessen. Since breakfast is probably my favourite meal of the day and Sure is a brand I use daily, off I trotted to Farringdon.

After ordering my tea, I was actually fortunate to be sat opposite Dr Christian Jessen and I was really wowed by his knowledge on what seemed like everything

I’ve been using Sure for many years but have just started using Sure Antibacterial Odour Protection.

I’ll admit I haven’t given my deodorant too much thought; I know that Sure works so I have stuck to it for many years but for anyone in need of a little extra help, the antibacterial properties in this product are amazing,  especially since up to 10 million  bacteria live in our underarms. Sure Antibacterial Odour Protection is designed to reduce up to 90% of odour causing bacteria.

Dr Christian spoke a lot about deodorant and antiperspirant, and being in the beauty community, we all wanted to know about aluminium. I read so many articles suggesting you shouldn’t use antiperspirants with aluminium so it was great to hear that there hasn’t been anything to prove it is linked to cancer. And did you know that what you eat also affects how you smell?! So eating onions and garlic can scent the sweat coming out of you pores, which is worrying as I love garlic but thankfully have had no such experience.

I’ll admit that deodorant and sweaty underarms isn’t my usual topic of choice over breakfast but his knowledge was really impressive, even over a cup of tea and muesli. I’ve been using the Sure Antibacterial Odour Protection ever since and really loving it! The 75ml compressed can is perfect for travel/my handbag and I’ve even had to share it with my boyfriend.

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The whole town is very relaxing, we had a tour around the town, the Bad Wörishofen Rose garden and had the pleasure of meeting Jochen Reisberger, the spa Manager who has been interested in water and health since being a child and is clearly very passionate about the Kneipp philosophy. It was great to tour the hotel, see the treatment rooms and the spa- I even spotted a lying down shower that sounds incredible!

Dinner the first day was at a really impressive Bavarian Restaurant called Löwenbräu, I actually can’t remember what I had but we tried a Barwurz Vogelbeer Enzian which is warm beer and got to experience a very local German restaurant which was a real treat.

Day two was another early start but a rather pleasant one as we had an early morning treatment. The therapists had access to our rooms and at around 6am came in for the Hay Sack treatment whilst we were all asleep. She placed a linen bag of hay which had been heated with hot water steam on my upper back and wrapped me like a cocoon, which was really comforting and I was surprised about how relaxed my shoulders were after!

The second treatment before breakfast was downstairs, we bathed our legs in hot and cold water to both wake us up and get our circulation going, it’s actually a really good treatment that you can try at home to help strengthen your immune system. In Germany people are actually advised by their doctors to visit the Kneipp Health Spa which really proves how amazing the Kneipp theory and spas are! Its seen as a more natural and holistic way to deal with certain medical issues with great results.

We then visited Sebastian Kneipp’s burial spot and the museum for a little more history on the brand before heading back to the hotel to cook our own lunch.I haven’t had the chance to try the recipes at home but once I do I’ll share them on here or Snapchat as the food was delicious, easy to make and healthy. There was no meat or processed food but the meal was truly delicious!

For the second portion of the trip we moved onto Würzburg, a city in the Bavaria region that I really fell in love with. We had drinks on a really quaint bridge before a spot of dinner and starting our Night Watchman Tour. If you ever find yourself in Würzburg then I can’t recommend the tour enough!

The third day we went off on our factory tour, it was by far the most interesting factory tour I’ve ever been on! Everyone that works at the factory seems to be very passionate and knowledgeable about the products which I think is quite rare nowadays. Most of the people we met on the trip had been brought up with Kneipp in their home and lived a very Kneipp inspired life. We got to see all the raw materials, see how the quality was so highly controlled and see everything get packaged up.

Since I’ve been back I have been using lots of their products and I can’t believe how affordable and high quality they are. The bath salts are my personal favourites although the whole body range is amazing, the scents are very natural smelling which is a big thing for me but more importantly really work. I haven’t had a chance to try the skincare yet but I’ve heard such good things and I am really excited to do so.

Thanks Kneipp for having me!

Kneipp is available at Feelunique, Lookfantasic and Graftons beauty. Don’t forget to watch my vlog from the trip here!

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In hindsight I should probably have written this post last week so that anyone that wanted to attend this even could have but since it has now ended it may be a little pointless to share. Nevertheless I had a few photos and video clips which I thought I would share, plus who knows Lumiere London might become a regular thing.

If like me you have never heard of Lumiere, it’s the UK’s largest light festival which started in 2013 in Durham and which they brought to London last week. There were a couple of locations but I headed over to explore the King’s Cross installations in the freezing cold.

There were some really beautiful pieces but I must admit it was largely overshadowed by the below freezing temperature which made it quite difficult for me to stand outside and appreciate it very much. Some of the pieces (not sure what to call them- installations?) are permanently in King’s Cross which although for me was a little disappointing as I had seen them before they’re still beautiful. I particularly love IFO, a sort of mulit-coloured Birdcage which I’ve loved for a few years now ever since the revamp of Kings Cross.

I’ve seen photos of the other installations around London and the King Cross ones probably weren’t the most exciting of them all so I think if this does return to London I would consider heading into Oxford Street in the hope that the bring the elephant back.

I’ve included my vlog from the day below…

Late last month I was fortunate enough to be invite to The Brits with Vita Liberata so naturally I said yes, got my tan on, grabbed my LBD (well it was navy), my dancing shoes and off I went. I had a really great night, spent with the lovely people from Vita Liberata and some of my favourite bloggers, watching some incredible artists perform!

I also filmed me getting ready, what I wore and a bit of a vlog whilst I was there, I hope you enjoy it…

The Orla Kiely LFW show has caught my eye for years, it always seems a little more fun then a simple catwalk so I jumped at the chance to attend with Bourjois who were the brains behind the beautiful makeup. 
For S/S 2015 Bourjous created a beautiful catwalk look which remained wearable and easy to recreate at home. As you can see from the photos below the collection was all about Flower Power and had a 60s feel to it which was mirrored in Attracta Courtney’s makeup look.
The look was very focused on the eyes with quite a Twiggy feel, the skin was kept quite light but matte using Bourjois Java Powder over Bourjous Healthy Mix Serum and with nothing on the cheek. From the Smokey Stories Palette in Over Rose they applied a very pale colour over the lid and then a strong dark crease colour defined the socket line. The mascara really finished the look, she used Bourjois Push Up mascara on the top lashes and used the tip to create a dot-like finish on the bottom lashes.
Lips were kept quite light with Color Boost in Peach on the Beach as a base and the Cream Blush in Nude Velvet which left the lips looking muted and matte.
I loved this makeup look and it was a beautiful show with a makeup look I will be trying to recreate soon.
Smokey Storied and Push Up Mascara will launch in October but all other makeup items are available from here
What was your favourite makeup look from LFW?