Monday, 21 November 2011

WIN Bath and Body care treats INSTANTLY! + Black Friday SALE [ENDED]

As magical holiday season is fast approaching – I’m up to offer you even more indulgence! There are 50 bath and body care treats to be won between 21/11/2011 and 31/12/2011 and there will be a bonus prize draw on 15/01/2012 where one lucky winner will win a Pamper Hamper which contains 1 of every type of product that Bodycare Luxuries has to offer – worth over 50.00 GBP.

So if you’re looking for stocking fillers or small gifts for your friends, family or co-workers – look no further – at Bodycare Luxuries you will find luxurious bath and body care products handcrafted from scratch – yes – you won’t find not even an ounce of any pre-made bases in my products. What’s more – between 21/11/2011 and 28/11/2011 (including) enjoy Black Friday discount – 20% off everything – simply enter “BLACKFRIDAY” at the checkout.

And after you’ve thought of your loved ones - treat yourself with some free products – there is no need to wait for a special draw – you will know if you have won instantly!

The instant win promotion starts and codes are valid for redemption from 21/11/2011. The instant win promotion ends at midnight on 31/12/2011.

The promotion is open to residents of UK aged 16 and over.

You will receive 1 (one) instant win ticket for every product purchased via Bodycare Luxuries Website or Etsy shop  – there are no restrictions to the number of times you can win during the instant win promotional period.

Everyone who places order via Bodycare Luxuries Website or Etsy shop will be automatically entered into the bonus prize draw.

You can also enter by visiting Bodycare Luxuries Website or Etsy shop and leaving a comment of your favourite item.

You can receive 5 extra entries into the bonus prize draw by tweeting about the Promotion on Twitter and leaving a link to your tweet.
For full Terms & Conditions please click here.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Time for beauty?

Maintain more beautiful, healthy glowing skin and radiant look with these simple tips:
05:00 Morning starts with a sunrise
Already around 04:00 to 05:00 the body is going through the awakening ritual. During this time, skin makes hormones that actively deal with free radicals.
06:00 Contrast rituals
At 06:00 is the perfect time to begin an active morning. Take a contrast shower and wash your face with cool or even cold water. Then the skin will remain fresh, vivacious, and flexible throughout the day.
07:00 Nourish and vitalize your skin
Starting at 07:00 blood circulation in the skin accelerates and the capacity to absorb valuable nutrients of day cream increases. But beware of a new face cream or any other beauty product testing, because this time the skin is might be more sensitive and allergic to respond.
Around at 8:00 metabolic processes in the skin regain a normal pace and the body starts to fight and eliminate excess fluid and toxins. The time is right for make-up.
08:00 Best time for beautician
From 08:00 to 13:00 – is the time when you look and feel best. Your body goes through active metabolic processes. This is the best time for beauty treatments.
13:00 The hairdressing salon
Between 13:00 and 15:00 you start to look more tired. During this time the hair is particularly manageable. Go to the hairdresser!
17:00 Painless waxing time
From 17.00 to 20.00 – another good time for beauty procedures. The pain threshold is at its lowest. Waxing or epilation weel seem a cinch.
19:00 Time for cleansing
Between 19:00 and 21:00 skin cells use oxygen that was taken in during the day and recover themselves. During this time, it is recommended to cleanse your skin of makeup. To help the body eliminate excess toxins, drink a glass of warm milk before bedtime. From 20:00 to 22:00 your body also burns the most of unnecessary calories.

A well-deserved rest
After 22:00 your organism is ready to go to sleep. Did you know that 1 hour of sleep before midnight is equivalent of two hours of sleep after midnight? Follow this formula and use it to your advantage. At night, when the whole body relaxes and gains strength for a new day, your skin cells go through stages of cleansing and rejunevating themselves!

Monday, 1 August 2011

Facebook Fan Giveaway WINNER announced! :)

I'm happy to announce that the lucky winner of Facebook Fan Giveaway is...

SweeTidbits! Congratulations! :)

I will contact you shortly to confirm your shipping adddress and you will receive a pack of my Handmade Bath Truffles from the summer collection!

I would like to thank you all who took part in my giveaway! Stay tuned as there are plenty more to come :)


Sunday, 24 July 2011

[ENDED]Summer-fresh Bath Truffles and Giveaway (ends August 31st, 2011)

I'm very pleased that many of you already have tried and loved my Bath Truffles. They are indeed a luxurious final touch to the bath. And now the good news – there are 5 new scents to choose from in my Etsy shop! :) 

Rose & Jasmine

Rose & Sandalwood

Jasmine & Orange Blossom

Chocolate & Vanilla

Apple & Cherry
And now as promised - one of you will receive a pack of my Handmade Bath Truffles - all you have to do is leave a comment and tell me which scent would you choose in case of winning? Could it be more easy? :)
One lucky winner will be chosen using

Thursday, 14 July 2011

A little about sensitive skin...

How many of us have sensitive skin?
 Apparently in most cases sensitive facial skin is not something you should put up with!  Changing the habits of daily care can recover its vitality.
Why does the skin becomes sensitive
Sensitive skin isn’t actually a skin type, but a skin condition that, depending on the season, lifestyle and daily habits can change. In fact - any skin type can be sensitive. It is caused by various factors:
• Improper skin care, and poor quality make-up
• Rapid temperature and environmental change (in the winter - cold, indoors - conditioning and central heating, but during the summer – sun and salty sea / ocean water)
• Hormonal changes
• Allergies
• Unhealthy eating and medicines - mostly antibiotics.
However, the greatest threat of skin sensitivity is a sharp change of temperature.
Do you have a sensitive skin?
Sensitive skin in response to temperature changes becomes pink and dry, and with a time can begin to peel. If in the evening, after washing your face with water and using a facial wash you feel tingling or itchy sensation, and you notice that chin, forehead or cheek ends becomes red, and a rash develops on your face, it’s advisable that you see the doctor. Specialist accurately assesses skin condition and, if necessary, will perform the required analysis. Evaluating the results allows specialist to accurately determine whether the skin is not too much oily or dry, and set up the recommended care ritual.
How to take care of your skin
If you have sensitive skin and you recently used antibiotics or started using a new powder or foundation or more often use sweets and sweetened beverages, most likely skin sensitivity is temporary and will pass. However, if the above reasons do not cause your skin sensitivity, consult a dermatologist who will help you with a special skin-care ritual.
Rough scrubs or peels, which contain fruit acids are not appropriate for sensitive skin. You should also avoid facial massage, opting instead for a gentle and therapeutic face mask. Very valuable would be the mask, which contains hyaluronic acid, placenta extract, panthenol, grape seed oil, Omega-6 and evening primrose oil and borage.
What should you avoid
It is not advisable to go in the sauna and use cosmetics, which contains a lot of essential oils or alcohol. It accelerates the blood circulation in the skin, which is unneeded irritation of facial blood vessels. Also avoid hot or alcoholic drinks and sun-beds. In winter, before leaving the house, apply a thick layer of protective face cream.
How to strengthen your skin
In order to strengthen the skin and you can take vitamins (the best for skin are Omega-6 and evening primrose oil), and make sure you drink at least 6 glasses of plain water every day. Pamper your skin daily with a protective face cream. It stimulates skin regeneration and new cell generation.
Try these:
If the skin is red and itchy, make gentle compress: take 3 teaspoons chamomile, 1 teaspoon calendula and 200ml of boiling water. When the liquid is cooled (after 10 minutes), wet the terry face towel and put a warm compress on your face. Towel should be warm rather than hot. A chilled fluid can be used to wash your face.
To calm your skin: take a tablespoon of crushed linseed, a tablespoon of mint and a tablespoon of chamomile. Pour the boiling water. When cooled, filter and prepare compress.
Soothing face mask. Prepare potato starch jelly (a tablespoon of starch is mixed with 300ml water). Soak a piece of muslin and apply for 10 minutes on cleansed skin.
What do you find helps most for sensitive skin? Share your experience!

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Back on track... :)

Well I have to apologize for such a long absence. We finally welcomed our second baby boy in our lives and I have to admit – I thought I’m quite busy with my oldest toddler but seriously – now it’s two of them and they manage to keep me and my husband busy :)

It’s been 3 weeks since Aidan was born and now I start to get to the grips about juggling around and multi-tasking and getting all done so I can be quite confident and say that “I’m back on track” :)

Anyway – I have loads of ideas about upcoming posts. There will be one on skincare for sensitive skin very soon and many more beauty related posts coming up shortly.

Also I’ve been planning new products and new choice of scents to add to my product line so stay tuned – will be posting pictures as I get on with work :)

Will be posting out my newsletter for July in a couple of days with details about “Christmas in July” event on my Etsy shop which will be filled with tempting offers and prize draw so you can still sign up for my monthly newsletter if you haven’t done so already.

Whew... Quite a bit of news and information to keep me busy and you happy :)

Stay tuned and talk to you soon!


P.S. Here’s a sneak-peak of our baby boy Aidan

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

June Giveaway Winner

Good morning to you all! :)
Today is the day to announce the winner of my first (but definitely not the last) giveaway! :)
But before I do so I would like to thank you all SO MUCH for taking part and for your support and comments!
And.... Here it is.... The winner picked by is:

And that leads us to-->

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Thursday, 2 June 2011

[ENDED] My first GIVEAWAY! :) Hurray! :) (Ends June 13, 2011)

Hi everybody!

Well I have to admit that I'm in a very good "giveaway" mood this morning, so....
I'm offering a "Relaxing Bath-time Set" for 1 lucky winner! It's loaded with calming and relaxing Lavender - high quality ingredients with added pure Lavender essential oil, Lavender buds and loads of love and care! It's a perfect way to try my products and I'm sure you'll love them :)

So what's included in the giveaway prize?

1 lucky winner will receive:

1 bar of Handmade Lavender Soap
1 pack of Fizzy Lavender Truffles (contains 3 pc.)
100g bag of Lavender & Lemon Fizzy Bath powder (not shown on photo)

Now - how to enter?

For your chance to receive these bath goodies - follow the giveaway entry rules:
Please leave seperate comments for each entry:

+1 Follow my Blog and leave following name in a comment

 Extra entries - for bigger chances of winning:
+1 Subscribe to my Monthly Newsletter at the top left side of this page, activate subscription and leave a e-mail subscription address in a comment
+1 "Like" my Facebook Page and leave your Facebook name in a comment
+1 Leave a comment on what topics would you like to read about on this Blog
+1 Blog about this giveaway and leave a link as to where I can find it

And that's it! :)

Giveaway will end June 13, 2011
I will check through each entry to make sure it is valid. I will use to choose the winner & e-mail you promptly. You will have 48 hours to get back to me with your shipping address details. I will ship the prize to the winner within 3 business days after shipping details will be received.

Best of luck to everybody! :)

Saturday, 28 May 2011

SAVINGS for you :)

Hi everyone!

Just wanted to share - I'm running a sale on my Etsy shop
You can save 10% on everything - just use coupon code SHOWCASE10 at the checkout PLUS save on shipping - every additional item will be shipped completely FREE! Isn't that great? :)
But hurry - offer must end soon ;)
Cheers everybody! :)


Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Welcome! :)

Hi and welcome to Bodycare Luxuries Blog!
My name is Elina and  I would like to introduce myself to you! I'm a busy mom of a 17 month old very, very active toddler and I'm expecting another one any time now. 
Me and my little angel
And all 3 of us (for now :) )

I just love to make yummy smelling, good looking and absolutely indulgent bath and bodycare products! And what once started as a hobby and a way to spoil and pamper my friends and family - soon became a family business.
Here is a sneak-peak to some of the gorgeous things I'm making:
Rose Bath Truffles with real Rose petals

Jasmine & Sandalwood Bath Melts with Calendula petals

Handmade Rose Soap

Handmade Lavender Soap    

Here on my Blog I will share with you "behind the scenes" info and pictures on how I make my products because I think it's important as well as interesting and exciting to see how it's made and how from just an idea it becomes a luxurious treat to pamper yourself! Also I will share my inspiration with you as well as other things related to beauty and healthy living :)
I'm open to your comments, feedback and suggestions and would like to hear from you. You are welcome to leave your comments and thoughts here or alternatively you can drop me a line -
Take care for now and see you soon,