18 September 2018


As some of you may already know, I've never used any skincare products from 

Elizabeth Arden

 so this past week I've remedied this previous judgement of error. 
It's not that I don't like Elizabeth Arden, but having a career in the cosmetic industry 
for 35yrs and working with many prestigious skincare brands, 
it didn't leave much room or time to try other ranges and I honestly can say that
 I was passionate and loved all of the skincare brands that I worked with 
and have remained loyal to many, 
hence "Elizabeth" never got a look in or a chance, but that's all about to change...

I was given a trial box of 7 Advanced  Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum recently and I have been using them night and day for the past 7 days. 
Now I know that 7 days is by no means long enough to write a full review on any  
 Anti-Ageing product, so I will share with you my initial impressions on these
 "infamous" capsules.

I couldn't have been introduced to the Elizabeth Arden skincare range with a 
more ideal product for my age and my skins needs.

Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum 

Elizabeth Arden literally started a skincare revolution with the development of these Ceramide Capsules – a bio-engineered, skin-identical ceramide formula available
 in a first-of–its-kind single-dose capsule and I vividly remember these being 
introduced to the market over 25 years ago and at the time they were the next level in terms of skincare anti-ageing technology. 
Elizabeth Arden have over the years formulated a complete skincare line
 around this Ceramide technology.

This iconic round almost pearl like capsule contains a surprisingly lightweight, silky-smooth serum that infuses skin with youth-restoring ceramides and potent botanicals for a visibly smoother, firmer and youthful appearance.(With age, ceramide levels drop, resulting in visible aging signs)
Each Ceramide Capsule delivers a triple the anti-ageing power with a concentrated
 blend of skin-identical ceramides and potent youth restoring ingredients
 and I'm hooked after just a week. 

To be used over the face and neck area (avoid the eye area)
 before any other day or night treatment.
With a light massage I found the silky serum, to not only absorb easily, it also
 felt incredible lightweight on my skin without feeling sticky or oily.
It also worked will with the other products in my daily beauty regime.

Now I'm not going to tell you that after a weeks use it made my skin look more youthful or felt firmer, as it's way too soon and let's keep this real, but when it comes to my skin feeling smoother and the hydration and moisture levels being enhanced, I have noticed a pleasing improvement, so much so that I'm curious to try more products from collection
Elizabeth Arden

Advanced Ceramide Capsules 

Daily Youth Restoring Serum 

      Available in various sizes

60 Capsules R840 
90 Capsules R999 

60 Capsules £64
90 Capsules £84

60 Capsules $78
90 Capsules $98

I'm also very keen to try their newly launched 

Retinol Ceramide Capsules

Line Erasing

Night Serum
 Available from Elizabeth Arden stockists countrywide

16 September 2018


The second post in my series on the Beauty Advent Calendars being 
launched in the UK includes several from my personal favourite beauty houses.
October will also see many of the calendars going on sale either in store or online.
As always many do sell out fairly quickly, especially those that are limited


It just wouldn't be Christmas in the stores without the advent calendar
from Molton Brown making an appearance.
An annual hit, it always contains a great selection of their
wonderful bath and body products, in fact you receive 24 gifts and do I spot 
a candle in this pic?


21st October 2018


This 24 day Advent Calendar doesn't look the most festive from
the organic natural skincare brand Susanne Kaufmann, but it excites me.
Having tried one of her face masks earlier this year
I would love to get my hands on one of these, as they say it
will contain bath oils, body products, salts and even festive teas.
(There will however be a different all-gold version available exclusive to 

Gold Calendar
(Exc to Net-a-Porter)

October 2018


One day I would love to receive this calendar from Dyptique 
seriously who wouldn't?
It really is the advent calendar of dreams.
25 days of fragrant excitement with a selection of their famous
candles and fragrance.


 15th October 2018 


This has to be the ultimate beauty advent calendar and along with the Dyptique
this is on my "Dream On" wishlist.
It's pure skincare luxury when it comes to its contents.
25 days will give you goodies from Huda Beauty,Acqua d Parma,
Sisley and the beauty luxe list goes on.
This collection carries a value of £680


 1st October 2018 

Source of pricing and availability info and photo credits
Marie Claire Magazine