Sunday, 22 June 2014

Temple Spa - 'Your body is living a temple'

So who hasn't heard of Temple Spa yet? 
If you haven't seriously get on it. 
It. is. incredible.  

"Your body is a living temple, honour it, enjoy your life and live it to the full"
is their 'ethos'. 
As much as I am a fighter for inner wellbeing, I am also passionate about expressing this on the outside - the most obvious being in my style.
I think its important to look after yourself as a whole, whether that's taking a look at the inside (who you are, your character, your heart) or looking after your physicality (body, skincare, style). 
To appreciate all elements of who you are and allowing them to connect. 
That's beautiful. 

Not so long ago I hosted a 'Temple Spa Facial Class' with some friends. 
Well 'hosted' is a pretty fancy word - 
basically my boyfriends mum, Pauline (who knows just about everything to do with make-up, aroma therapy and skin care) is a Temple Spa 'consultant' and through her I was able to gather some friends and experience the spa treatment.
We got introduced to the Temple Spa products & its ethos
We were taken step by step through the facial process - which you give to yourself with the help of the consultant. (I was overjoyed by the concept of a free facial!)
We learned what skin type and regime best suited us 
all the while munching on strawberries and sipping our Prosecco.
(what more could a girl ask for?)

Thats basically how Temple Spa work, its all about getting the spa experience anywhere. 
They have their own top notch spas across the U.K, are sold in Harrods, Selfridges and boutique hotels - but with their products and daily regimes you get the spa goodness every day. 

Temple Spa have got skin care down to a tee. 
While using their products I instantly notice the difference and uniqueness. 
It nourishes like no other, it smells totally divine & its all natural ingredients.

(They are also inspired by the Mediterranean, and the couple who began Temple Spa were driven by a curiosity of the amazing skin of women who lived there and they often use traditional ingredients and techniques taken from them)
Im happy with the thought of potential 'mediterranean skin' - Definitely. 

Heres a little quote taken from their website to give you a little taster of the vision they have - "Inspired by the ancient word 'temple', which describes the body as a sacred place and a precious house; and 'spa, which is a space for health, beauty and relaxation and conjures up a sense of absolute comfort and joy. Uniting these words together, our hope is that Temple Spa becomes a metaphor for looking after skin, body and soul. Your space, your spa."
And their products reflect this to it's full. 

So as you can imagine by the end of the class we were all itching to order some products, the most popular being "Lovely Day" Bronzing Gel (below) which can be used on face and body.
 It can be mixed with your make-up/daily moisturiser or blended on top of makeup. 
It contains a specific formula to allow blending and layering. 
It looks natural, never looks orange and most of all it doesn't smell - perfection. 

Purchasing a Temple Spa daily skin regime costs around £65, including cleanser, toner and moisturiser. It will last up to 6 months (£10 a month is not bad!) 
And yea, I know the pricing seems a bit expensive for any students/young people out there at first, but for high end skin care it is actually quite affordable.
I've realised it is more than worth it, especially when you compare the hassle of hunting for good skin care at the chemists - no more 'trial and error'. 
I can't imagine my skin routine without it anymore! Honestly.

It's benefits reach all ages - (Myself and other friends often share products with our mums) 
Needless to say thats just a snippet of whats in store, they have a massive range of products with a wealth of explanation about each item, different regimes for different skin types and lots of tips including a 'problem and solution' section on their website. 
If you do anything after reading this, visit the website you won't be disappointed! 

Anyone can arrange a class or purchase a product, you just need to get in touch with a consultant. 
Contact us at and we can get you in touch with Pauline. 

So ladies be inspired - your body is a living temple.

Love H. 

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

The REAL you is sexy - Aerie Swimwear

So summer is approaching and although we can never guarantee swim and sunbathing weather here in Ireland, we know most of you will be bravely heading out to find that perfect bikini for your holidays. 
Well before you hit the shops we want to introduce to you Aerie Swimwear 
For those of you who don't know what Aerie is, they are a sister brand to American Eagle, who mostly do underwear, swimwear and pj's.
I (Holly) have always loved Aerie, anytime I'm in america I always make a point of looking around their store to stock up on the essentials! 
But now I have even more love for them since I spotted their newest campaign in connection with their swimwear range this year - #aerieREAL 

They are promoting that all body types/sizes are sexy
They are campaigning for 'real sexy', which is unapologetic, flawed women who love their bodies!

I found this so encouraging. 
Usually I dread swimwear shopping because all we see advertised in the shops are models with perfect bodies in little itty bitty bikinis - and that's just totally not me. Walking around with one little quarter of my bum covered does't reeeally appeal to me. 
I love a well fitted bikini which looks pretty & stylish, is comfy and covers just the right amount.
And that is where Aerie have got it right! 
They even have amazing guides to help you choose the right one for you.
& their instagram (@aerie) is forever updating snaps of real girls wearing their bikinis!


A breath of fresh air huh? 

 Check this video below! (if it is not showing up, search #AerieREAL on youtube)

Now for the fun part, we've selected some of our fav bikinis and snaps from the whole campaign to give you a little taster - 

Amazing slogans which make an impression, totally beautiful patterns and colours & and totally beautiful untouched REAL girls. 

So what are you waiting for? 
Go out and shop for that perfect bikini proudly, because the real you is sexy. 

Love, E&H