Posted in gifts, gifts, gifts for her, gifts for him, independent retail, interior design, wedding gifts on a budget

Smelly teenage bedrooms

Most of us know the odour, smelly socks etc and F***ts. I thought I need something more punchy than an airwick and I am not keen on chemicals . So I thought I know! I have a couple of Lampe Berger air purifiers

I recalled reading that they clean the air from bacteria, so I thought I would share this useful information with all the despairing moms and dads out there.

Lampe Berger History in Brief

When pharmacist Maurice Berger patented his invention in June 1898 in Paris, he intended it to be used for hygiene. Early users of LB were mortuaries and hospitals, places where it was essential to kill germs, get rid of unpleasant odors, and sanitize the air.

Jean-Jacques Failot purchased Maurice Berger’s company in 1927 and changed Berger’s unpleasant-smelling original formula to ethyl alcohol. When undergoing combustion, ethyl alcohol gives off the scent of apples. The public enjoyed the new, pleasant scent, and the business expanded to the consumer market.

The 1920s were the era of the Art Deco movement, and Failot was able to work with the period’s great lamp designers: Baccarat, Galle, Lalique, Sabino, St. Louis, and Theraud. By the 1930s, this beautiful and useful product was desired by consumers in other countries. There was a problem with exports, though, since ethyl alcohol was considered a perfume ingredient in many countries and was taxed as a luxury good.

In 1973, industrialist Marcel Auvrey purchased the LB company. His son Phillipe took over in 1989 and was finally able to branch out to New York. In 1998, LB returned to the tradition of using high-end design materials such as enamel, pewter, and opaline in its signature line, once again using famous designers to give its functional products a decorative touch.

Not only does it repel mosquitoes and other insects in the home, but a lamp filled with Summer Night can also be taken outdoors to repel insects from the patio, deck, grill area, outdoor kitchen, or wherever you’d like to be free from insects bothering you. 

Thank god for these wonderful little lamps!

Posted in British gifts, British travel, gifts, gifts for her, small businesses, stationery, support uk

Caroline Gardner

West London based Caroline Gardner is best known as one of the UK’s leading stationery and gift designers. Her signature look is an ever evolving modern classic, set apart by a distinctive and playful blend of modern hues and scale. A portfolio drawn together by Caroline’s distinctive design handprint of quirky use of colour and placement.

Caroline Gardner is to moving towards ‘naked’ cards by using an InFold, invented by the company, that holds the card and envelope together while protecting the corner. The branded paper InFold is affixed to the envelope using a plastic-free peelable label.

Caroline Gardner

Caroline Gardner is to moving towards ‘naked’ cards by using an InFold, invented by the company, that holds the card and envelope together while protecting the corner. The branded paper InFold is affixed to the envelope using a plastic-free peelable label.

The InFold design, for which the publisher has applied for a patent on, also provides the opportunity for the company’s branding.

“We feel strongly about reducing the amount of single use cellobags and so set about creating a way of keeping the envelope with the card,” explained Luca Bridges, marketing and independent sales manager of Caroline Gardner.

Posted in British gifts, candles, countrylife, countryside, gifts, gifts for her, gifts for him, independent retail, skin food, skincare, small businesses

Clovelly candle company

  • The Clovelly Soap Company makes artisan soap and Candles by hand in a converted granary in Clovelly North Devon.
  • Husband and Wife team Sarah and Casie Harper make soap using traditional cold process techniques which give a gentle lather that is kind to your skin and the environment.
  • Scented with natural essential oils spices and botanicals giving subtle muted colours and great fragrance.They specialise in creating bespoke branded ranges for shops hotels B&Bs or stately homes and can work with your brand and colour scheme to make a range just for you.
  • Clovelly also make beautiful bespoke wedding favours tailored to your theme and colour scheme.Family run business in Devon.The Clovelly Soap Company is a small family-run business making beautiful, handcrafted soap, candles and body care products on the historic Clovelly Estate in North Devon. They are passionate about making products that you will love to use and gift.
  • Their recipes, inspired by nature, use spices, clays, flowers and pure therapeutic grade essential oils blended by hand to create their own unique scents.
Posted in #tropic #skincare # natural #kindtoskin #beauty # madeintheuk, award winning skin care, British gifts, Christmas, Christmas gift ideas, gifts, gifts for her, gifts for him, independent retail, skincare, small businesses, Uncategorized

Review of Tropic body scrub

The divine body scrub taken from little melanie.com

Review: The Scrub Treatment with Tropic Body Smooth Refreshing Polish

June 28, 2018 33 Comments

Tropic Skincare is fast becoming a much-loved brand for me. They’re one of my favourite brand discoveries of 2018 thus far and everything I’ve tried, I’ve love. Spoiler, this blog post featuring their Body Smooth Refreshing Polish is no exception. With the imminent arrival of (hopefully) warmer climes and dare I say it, the sun, we turn to our lighter and more summery wardrobe options. The cooler months combined with covering ourselves up can be detrimental to our skin as we might be prone to slacking in the personal care department. I’m most definitely guilty of this and I often find myself repeatedly saying that tomorrow will do.

After demonstrating that I excel in procrastination its time to break the lazy girl habit and really look after my skin. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of freshly exfoliated skin, lathered in moisturiser to rival that of a babies, oh so soft skin! With the added incentive of summer and a holiday coming there’s never been a better time to motivate me! I’m just gonna be real with you here, I don’t know about you but if I don’t look after my skin, especially on my thighs they end up looking like they’re made of playdough with a million finger prints poked in. I paint a pretty picture don’t I. So yeah, that’s not ideal really so it’s time to sort myself out.

My first point of attack is to vigorously Body brush before each bath or shower, that way it really helps to lift and brush away any dead skin cells before I go in with my exfoliator. My scrub of choice at the moment is the Tropic Skincare Body Smooth Refreshing Polish* and what a delight it is. What I love most and makes it unique is that you apply the polish directly onto DRY skin. Yep, that’s right, completely dry skin. Initially I wasn’t sure how I felt about this with it being a new technique but I went with it.

The polish itself is enriched in vitamin e, invigorating essential oils, mineral rich sea salts and pure, exotic plant extracts. I feel that it is because of these oils and ingredients that it feels gentle on the skin while leaving it feeling nourished and hydrated. At first I expected it to feel more abrasive given the deficit of water, but I was pleasantly surprised, and if I’m completely honest it felt more gentle than some of my usual scrubs I use on wet skin!

I tend to use this before a bath or shower by gently massaging it into dry skin, paying more attention to rough and problem areas. As I rinse away all of the exfoliating salts within the body polish I then massage the remaining oils into my skin to leave it nourished any hydrated. My skin hasn’t looked and felt so good in a long time, I’m not sure whether it’s using it dry that makes the difference or whether its down to all of the essential oils. Whatever it is I absolutely love it and I can say with absolute certainty that I will be repurchasing once I reach the bottom of the jar.

If you’re in the market for a new exfoliator I honestly cannot recommend this one enough. Not only that it is also cruelty free and vegan so it is suited to everyone, not to mention it smells divine! Another huge thumbs up from me is that is comes with a little wooden spatula to scoop out the product! I hate getting exfoliator stuck under my fingernails and usually I can’t avoid it, this little spatula makes me soooo happy!

Posted in bargains, British gifts, free, gifts, gifts for her, gifts for him, great savings, independent retail, small businesses, Uncategorized

Make an order from our shop before the end of October for a chance to win a gift box worth £50.

We try to offer our loyal customers additional gifts and deals as often as we can. With Christmas approaching every little bit helps.

We are giving one of our customers the opportunity to win a lovely gift box worth £50.

Free chance to win a £50 gift when you order from our shop.

It will contain a gift for him and her with some other small extras. Our ethos is British made or designed as we are committed to quality and value for money.

Gifts for him

The gift will be boxed and beautifully presented. A lovely gift to either keep for yourself or give to someone else.

Please do take the time to look in our shop . We hope you enjoy browsing.

Posted in #tropic #skincare # natural #kindtoskin #beauty # madeintheuk, bargain make up, bargains, box beauty, boxmakeup,boxsubscribe,Sshop, facemasks, sand and sky, makeup in a box, boxed subscriptions, boxclubs, freebie gifts, facial scrubber, benefits, bridal make up, British gifts, free, gifts, gifts for her, gifts for him, great savings, independent retail, premium makeup brands, skincare, support uk, Uncategorized

Hostess an e pamper party experience and get yourself some free skincare

If you invite your friends to a e pamper party experience with Tropic you have a chance to win lots of free products depending on what they buy.

Email me on cordeliavanbeek@hotmail.com. I will take your details and issue you with an e invitation for you to share with friends and family. As they spend you get free gifts of your choice within your alloted allowance.

If you would like hard copy catalogues with a few little samples when you book your e pamper just let me know.

The products are just divine. If you email me in the subject title quote e pamper invitation

Posted in #tropic #skincare # natural #kindtoskin #beauty # madeintheuk, box beauty, boxmakeup,boxsubscribe,Sshop, facemasks, sand and sky, makeup in a box, boxed subscriptions, boxclubs, freebie gifts, facial scrubber, benefits, bridal make up, British gifts, gifts, gifts for her, gifts for him, great savings, independent retail, small businesses, wedding, wedding gifts on a budget

Hostess A Tropic Skincare Evening

Beautiful skincare

Have a get together in the comfort of your home. Host a Tropic skincare pamper evening and receive a host gift.

Brilliant skin bundles which save money
Contact me on Facebook Cordelia’s Tropic@cordeliavb