What Are Timeless' Best Products For Oily Skin?

Timeless Skin Care is committed to offering natural skin rejuvenation products for all skin types. However, Timeless products are not ‘one-size-fits-all’. If your skin is naturally oily, for instance, the 20% Vitamin C+E Ferulic Acid serum is not an ideal choice because Vitamin E promotes the production of skin’s natural oils. Here are a few skin serums from Timeless to try instead since they are safe to use on oily skin:
Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin C Anti-Aging Serum: The serum combines the anti-oxidant powers of Vitamin C with the hydrating powers of Hyaluronic Acid. Vitamin C has a variety of protective properties not only as an anti-oxidant, but also as an anti-inflammatory agent. Applying Vitamin C to your skin can help soothe irritation and repair damaged tissue. Meanwhile, hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water, which can help make dull skin appear plump and vibrant.
Hyaluronic Acid Pure: If your skin needs a serious vitality boost, Hyaluronic Acid Pure from Timeless has the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid on the market. The serum is non-greasy, fast drying and can be used in the morning and at night to help skin feel suppler. You can use Hyaluronic Acid Pure on its own or added to your favorite Timeless serum.
Matrixyl 3000 Serum: For a powerful wrinkle fighting ingredient, try the Matrixyl 3000 anti-aging serum. When we are young, our skin is constantly regenerating and healing damage. However, the capacity for our skin to heal itself diminishes with age. Matrixyl 3000 works by helping older skin behave like young skin when it comes to self-regeneration which in turn helps smooth wrinkles. The Matrixyl 3000 serum also contains hyaluronic acid for extra plumping action.
Whether your oily skin needs a bit of anti-oxidant protection, or a powerful anti-wrinkle boost, you can find your idea serum at Timeless. If you are in doubt about which new serum is the best choice for your skin, you can always consult with your dermatologist.

BEAUTY: Be Your Most Powerful Self With Neom

Every woman should endeavour to strive for the best. Every woman deserves to be drenched in confidence and beauty, but this may not be the eaisiest task. We are held back in the tornado of day to day tribulations, we can be easily swayed and influenced, demotivated and you can easily manifest bad feelings towards yourself, inside and out. That is why Neom, the fabulous organic are launching their #MostPowerfulSelf campaign, and the question on everyone's lips is, 'what makes you feel powerful?'

It's easy to embroil yourself within the stresses of life, and this is why Neom are launching this campaign, to firmly imprint the necessary steps to create a more confident, happier and energized life. They're offering 30 small steps to follow to begin to orchestrate a more positive lifestyle, in addition to three beautiful bundles of products, filled with organic natural oils. You can find what these 30 simple steps are here.

Neom Organics
The pure ingredients include grapefruit, lemon and rosemary, which smells divine, and is just perfect for those stressful moments when you need to take a moment to relax and rejuvenate. Add a few drops to your bath (with or without your own bubble bath), and allow the aroma to envelop you, inhale, breathe and already you are hit with the dazzling lemon, and it's truly stimulating for the body and mind. The oils in this product are like silk. My skin feels so nourished just sitting in the bath and the dewiness on the skin after bathing is delightful. For dry skin sufferers, this product is a delight to use, and has a classy, luxury feel to it, it's pure indulgence with pure benefits.

Add a few drops to your bath
Neom Energy Burst Bath & Shower Drops
If you want to be a part of this campaign and show some love to Neom, then use the hashtag #MostPowerful self on Twitter @NeomOrganics and you can browse and shop for the three bundles here.
"Small steps, big difference"

First Class At The Feversham Arms

View from room - Deluxe Suite
Sat in the picturesque market town of Helmsley, North Yorkshire, lies a hidden gem of a hotel that boasts charm, style and oodles of luxury all in one. This is the Feversham Arms. Helmsley, the charming little town, sat at the tip of the North Yorkshire Moors, has everything you would expect from a quaint Yorkshire town; church bells ringing, meandering little streams, wide open fields, appealing coffee shops and little vintage stores. The Feversham Arms definitely brings a streak of glamour to the unassuming countryside. The Verbena Spa is attached to the hotel, and the delightful Weathervane Restaurant, all drenched in effortless sophistication. Elegant decor, and superb facilities that visitors of any age can enjoy, this is the perfect weekend getaway.

The history of the building in itself is seeped in history, with the orginial building dating back to 19th century when it was an old Coaching Inn and today, perfectly restored, stylish edge, whilst still retaining the character and charm of the old traditional building it once was.

The Room

Stylish and welcoming, the Deluxe Suite overlooked the pool, which made me feel like I had stepped straight into summer, and naturally my eyes deviated towards the inviting Jacuzzi sat prettily in the centre of dangling fairy lights. So magical! The suite included a cosy living area, suited nicely to those travelling in groups, who feel like a relaxing social evening with a glass of Prosecco at the ready! There was a free-standing woodburner, a particular favourite; exuding warmth, it was so cosy you felt you did not need to venture out into the cold January air. Plenty of big perky pillows and cushions, a home away from home, but better! Big comfortable bed, which uttered a silent beckoning, and from the bed, you could glance out onto the water outside. I would highly recommend the rooms with a pool view!

The Bedroom - Deluxe Suite

Bathroom/Living area entry - Deluxe Suite
Wood burner - Deluxe Suite
Cosy bedroom - Deluxe Suite
The Restaurant 

The award-winning Weathervane restaurant has 5 star accolaide and rightly so, a sense of true culinary art and taste is the main focus, with each dish carefully crafted to create explosive unique tastes, and creating perfectly designed dishes, that any foodie would take pleasure in. Gentle on the palatte and stomach alike, there is a dish to cater to any taste, and the restaurant has a calm, quiet ambience, which makes you feel incredibly welcome. I opted for a vegetarian option, deliciously fulfilling, with a side of tenderstem broccoli. There is an A La Carte menu, Tasting Menu and the Market Menu, which our dishes were from. Even down to the bread rolls, that were baked fresh with champagne flour, huge attention to detail in the restaurant, and a range of sumptuous desserts, which could easily stand up to any swanky 5 star restaurant in London.

Breakfast at the Feversham Arms
Weathervane Restaurant
Champagne Flour Bread
Carbonara Style Chicken
Potato Dumplings (Vegetarian Option)
Great hosts, Laura and Neil and delicious Cheese Platter
A huge thank you to the lovely Laura and Neil, who very graciously allowed me to take photos of them, by the delectable cheese table! So incredbly hospitable, welcoming and nothing was too much trouble, which is such a good quality in hotel staff, when you want to feel that extra little bit special and well-treated, I very much did! Two huge thumbs up to the staff in the Weathervane!

The Spa & Facilities

The Verbena spa was a delight; a lavish treat, and it was a rare indulgement for me; but a very welcomed one! The Heat Experience, ultra invigorating, starting in the Aromatherapy room, which smells like heaven, a nice ease into the heat, before spending time in the steam room, with a delicate salt mist which at first feels a little strange, almost suffocating but be sure to wait it out a few minutes, your body soon adjusts and you can feel the salt mist cleansing your airway and skin alike. The Verbena Spa is complete with a little place to eat, drink, relax, chat, and 6 treatment rooms for the spa essentials. Of course no spa is complete without a Jacuzzi. At night, a perfectly pretty, magical experience, laying carefree under the stars, immersed in gorgeous hot water with that delicate January breeze on your face! The swimming pool is also outdoors, a few lengths first thing on a morning outdoors is such an energising start to the day before your morning coffee.
Verbena Spa de-stress area
Bar/Lounge Area

I felt incredibly fortunate to spend time in such a lovely hotel, in such a quaint location. The only downside would be...I didn't stay longer! A fulfilled, relaxing trip, nothing too much trouble, and of course, quality all round. Their website is home to some incredible offers, including spa breaks, and package deals, which is the perefct getaway from anyone wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of mundane life. Take your mind away from your troubles, and go first class at the Feversham Arms. Click here to look and book your stay!

*I was a guest at Feversham Arms Hotel but all views and opinions are my own.

3 Signs Of Aging And What May Be The Cause

As we age, so does our skin. Protecting the skin is critical to aging well. Having an arsenal of the best skin care products, such as Elan Rose Skin Careis what you will need to enjoy skin that is as timeless as you are. However, it can be difficult to know what signs of aging to look out for.

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Dark Spots
Dark spots are the result of sun exposure and damage caused by UV rays. Not everyone experiences dark spots, but it is important to keep an eye out as they may start to appear. Dark spots can not only be found on the face, but also on the chest and back of the hands. Protecting your skin from harmful UV rays is the best way to combat dark spots.

The most common sign of aging seen in the skin is wrinkles. Wrinkles can be caused by numerous factors. One type of wrinkle you may encounter is caused by increased exposure to the sun. Nasolabial furrows, also known as static wrinkles, can generally be found on the neck and chest area. The second type of wrinkle to watch out for can be found around the mouth and eyes. These wrinkles are the result of contractions of the facial muscles over time. Many refer to these types of wrinkles as frown wrinkles or crow’s feet, and a wrinkle reducing serum can help.

Lack of firmness
As the skin loses elasticity, the face may appear less firm. The contours of the face can become less defined resulting in dark circles, facial sagging, and the eyelids can appear heavier. A reduction in firmness happens over time and with age.

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When it comes time to start focusing on protecting your skin against aging, it is important to find a wrinkle reducing serum, and a moisturizer with SPF 30 that will work for skin’s needs. The Hello Sunshine! Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 and the Wake Up Beautiful Night Serum from Elan Rose are the perfect combination to meet these needs. By utilizing both types of products, you can experience skin protection all day and night, and reduce the signs of aging.

Eight Glasses A Day: How To Lead A More Hydrated Lifestyle

Drinking enough water is a challenge that many of us fail miserably to rise to. In the summer it’s a lot easier – you get a lot warmer so it’s easier to remember that you’re sweating more and losing water. In the winter, though, it’s a lot harder to remind yourself to keep hydrated. The thing is, your body needs water: it keeps your joints lubricated, it protects your brain, and it regulates your body temperature, and if you become dehydrated, then you might have to deal with headaches, dizziness and fatigue. Here are some tips on how to add more hydration to your everyday life.
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Add Flavour To Your Water

If you don’t really like the taste of water then you could try infusing it with different flavours. Add your favourite flavours – if you love mojitos then go for mint and lime. You could also go with red berries like strawberries and raspberries, or citrus flavours like lemon and orange. If you want to move towards herbs, why not try lavender for a slightly different and more relaxing taste?

Get A Water Filter

If you live in a city and you have hard water – which means it’s infused with calcium carbonate thanks to chalk and limestone deposits – then you might not particularly enjoy the taste of your water. However, you might not want to have to flavour it every time. If that’s the case for you, then why not look for water filter jugs? They’ll improve the taste of the water while removing any gross chemicals, and they’ll also stop you from having to buy bottled water.
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Drink Water Before Every Meal

If you drink some water before you eat, then not only will you improve your body’s hydration but you’ll also make sure that you don’t eat too much because the water will fill you up.

Make Sure You Moisturise

Remember that your skin is an organ and that skin cells are made up mostly of water, so if you want bright clear skin then you need to keep hydrating it. Use moisturiser before you put on your makeup every day, and go for a night cream and eye cream before you go to bed at night. Use it on your d├ęcolletage and hands as well as your face, to fight off signs of ageing.

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Give Yourself Deadlines

If you have a water bottle that you use every day, why not give yourself deadlines that you need to adhere to by marking up the bottle with the levels that you need to have got to by a certain time? Not only will it remind you that you have to keep drinking water through the day, but it’ll also provide a certain challenge that might make it more fun and interesting for you.

Add It To Your Daily Routine

If you add drinking water to your daily routine then it’ll be easier to remember to do. For example, drink a glass of it after you’ve brushed your teeth in the morning. It might not have any caffeine in it, but it should wake you up pretty effectively.

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The Little Luxuries Of York

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Grays Court Afternoon Tea
York is the hub of arts, history, tradition and above all, culture. With over 6.8 million people ambling through the magical Shambles, it is safe to say York's tourism is red hot. It isn't just seeped in history, it is also ringing with poetic artistry around every corner, and untouched backstreets, which resonates with tourists and natives alike. York sits perfectly on the River Ouse, with boat tours being a hit throughout those beautiful summer months, you can indulge in afternoon teas, parties, and dinners on the river whilst snapping picturesque Instagram shots. You can find out more information on the boat tours here. What else could you want?

York has such a grand, authentic feel with a semblance of regal charm and it perfectly preserves the history. The architecture is stunning and many buildings still have the original brickwork. The Shambles is most famous of course, you could almost feel transported into the world of Harry Potter with its exquisite charm! York is home to so many beautiful artisan cafes, and there are an abundance of restaurants of all cuisines around every corner. You'll never go hungry in York! The streets of York are a treat in themselves. So many little alleyways, and walks, and roads that even the most seasoned York visitor may not have seen before. Of course, no trip to York would be complete without a visit to the incredible York Minster. More information about opening times and prices can be found here.

Tudor buildings behind the Minster
Quaint shop in town centre
Little Shambles
York shopping area
Betty's Tearooms cake shop


For all the travellers who love a little touch of luxury, hotels are usually the place to go. Relaxing and charming, hotels often represent the city that they are in, I find them the most intriguing of places to visit in cities that I love. A lot of people can be under the misconception that hotels are not open to the general public, that hotels are just for residents, but that is usually far from true. Hotels are open to anyone, they are often fabulous meeting places and often have incredible restaurants! There are quite a few hotels in York, and many of them are hidden round little corners, or in unassuming buildings, meaning going on a little hunt online before you come to York is essential, especially if you're wanting to find the hidden gems of the city.

Grays Court Hotel, tucked behind the Minster is one of those gems. With beauty, style and bundles of charm, it is a quaint little place, dating back to 1080, and surely has many a buried secret and spirit lying within its walls. Stopping by for an afternoon tea was a must, it is the traditional thing to do, and is never a bad option. With welcoming and obliging staff, the stay was cosy and so much so that with the quietness and stillness away from the bustle of the city, you could easily take a nap!

Gray's Court Afternoon Tea

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Grays Court Hotel Afternoon Tea
It also has the most stylish little nooks and crannies to explore, with a library and restaurant and little quiet rooms perfect for writers, or even anyone travelling alone who wishes for a little quiet time. There are never enough hours in the day to soak up all the glory of a beautiful place but it is sure a place you should stop off at especially during these chilly winter months, a warm welcoming place to feel like home is exactly what we all want!

Grays Court Hotel library 
Grays Court Hotel library
Grays Court Hotel library
Of course the blog post wouldn't feel complete without a mention to one of my old faithful hotels, a place I first went to when I was aged 7, then called the Royal Station hotel, since called The Royal York, and now renamed The Principal, which has had an elegant, beautiful makeover and is again another luxury hotel in the city worth a stop by for a coffee. It is situated right next to York station, perfect for commuters and travellers. It has such a cosmoplitan feel, golds, creams, rose gold, crystal chandeliers, it's a great place to stop by to check out since its huge refurbishment. Will always hold many nice memories and deserved to make it into this blog for sure. You can see more about The Principal Hotel here.

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The Principal York
The Principal York
The Principal York 
The Principal York

For more information on what to do in York, and what to watch (yes there is a wonderful Theatre in York for all you theatre lovers - I'm one of them!), click here. There is never a dull moment in York, from street performers, to hard working buskers, to flower stalls, to quaint shops, to artists, the city is vibrant and breathtaking. If you haven't visited York already, put it on your 2017 travel list, you won't be disappointed.

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Meaningful Ways to See Thailand with a Bang(kok)

Getting to travel the world is a great privilege, even if it's a hard-earned privilege for some. Thailand is one of the most popular countries to visit for a variety of reasons, especially with younger generations. Apart from the party culture that can be found in some locations, it also has incredible amounts of natural beauty, friendly people, fascinating culture and delicious food. You could go to Thailand simply to hang out in bars and go to raves every night. However, many people prefer a more meaningful brand of travel. You can take a different approach to your time in Thailand if you like getting under the skin of a country.

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One way to experience the authentic side of Thailand is to volunteer. You can give your time and energy, and perhaps your expertise, to benefit the local community. There are a few different ways you might decide to volunteer in Thailand. One of the things you can do is work with children in various ways. You could be teaching them English, how to play football, or how to use a computer. As well as working with Thai children, you could also be working with minority groups, such as Cambodians. You could also seek out conservation projects to help protect Thailand's natural wonders.
Learn Some of the Language
The Thai language perhaps isn't the first one anyone thinks of learning. But if you're going to spend some time in Thailand, it's polite to learn at least a few key phrases. If you go beyond the niceties of please and thank you, you can also make it easier to connect with local people. You might find that it's easier to get along with a bit more of the language and that it opens up new experiences for you. You could take lessons, try to teach yourself a little or just attempt to pick some up from the locals.

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Connect with Locals
The previous two things can both help you to connect more with local people on your travels. Some people have the tendency to only socialize with fellow travelers. However, if you take the time to get to know some locals, you could get a much more authentic view of Thailand. A little bit of the language will get you a long way, as people are sure to appreciate your effort. Volunteering is a great way to spend time within a community too.
Do Something You Love
If you want to really connect with Thailand, it can help to explore one of your passions while you're there. For example, it's a great time to work on your writing or photography skills. But it doesn't have to be something creative. You could also explore the country by bicycle if you love cycling when you're at home. Doing something you love while you're in Thailand will help you see what the country has to offer.
Thailand isn't just for partying. If you're planning a visit, make sure you explore all the wonderful things there are to see and do.