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It’s no secret that I love great skincare and for me this means a brand that is all about the skin, a brand that is pioneering, does their research and is clinically proven to work. So its no big suprise that I have been a long term lover of Elemis due to its innovative products and transformative results.

 

So of course I was excited to team up with Elemis to try their new Ultra Smart Pro Collagen” line and offer my readers something amazing (more on that later).

 

 

 

 

 

As you know I will only promote products that I genuinely love so I have been using these products religiously for 4 weeks and here is what I found.

 

So the new Ultra Smart Pro Collagen line is the next generation in skin care. I will start with the Ultra Smart Pro-collagen Complex 12 Serum for the face. As you know I am in my late thirties and the lines are definitely beginning to show, especially on my forehead, and my skin often feels dry, especially in this weather. I do always admit to having botox in my forehead once or twice a year but I haven’t been for a good 8 months so my lines were at their worst when I started. The Ultra Smart Pro-collagen Complex  contains a potent blend of 12 algae which helps the skin feel hydrated, firmer and targets deep-set lines and wrinkles, and drone technology delivers an intense boost hyaluronic acid.

 

I found the product itself glides on smoothly with no sticky residue (which I have found with some serums) I used one to two pumps before my moisturiser in the morning and evening. The Ultra Smart Pro-collagen Complex clearly delivers, as the name suggests I felt the collagen in my face improved with it feeling more plump and hydrated and I found it definitely visibly reduced the lines on my forehead within the first 2 weeks and continued to do so.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The other product I used in conjunction with the face serum was the Ultra Smart Pro-collagen Eye Treatment Duo. These are 2 eye creams designed to be used specifically in the morning and evening. This is the first time I have used an eye cream that is a duo and it made total sense to me as your needs do differ from morning to night. The morning eye balm specifically targets dark circles and puffiness creating a tighter more lifted look. I found it to be a light textured eye balm that glided on and created a wonderful seal leaving my eye area perfect for make-up application. The evening eye cream, in contrast, was much thicker and richer. it kind of melted into my skin and overnight improved hydration and plumpness and following weeks I noticed definite improvement of my fine lines and wrinkles. Personally, I found both the products in the Ultra Smart Pro-collagen Eye Treatment Duom worked perfectly together. Both are applied with the eye tool provided which greatly aided application and I will continue using them as I am also feeling the whole area feeling more plump.

 

 

 

 

 

NOW FOR THE EVEN BETTER BIT

Elemis are offering any of my readers the opportunity to visit an Elemis counter in Debenhams, John Lewis or Harvey Nichols to experience a 15-minute ultra-smart pro-collagen facial. I have been to try one out and it was a super facial with great results. Please see details below:

 

“Receive a complimentary 15-minute Age-Defying Facial with ULTRA SMART Touch. Quote “ULTRA REWARD” when booking. Offer valid in participating John Lewis and Harvey Nichols stores only until 31st May 2019. Pre-booking is essential. One treatment per customer, not valid in conjunction with any other retail promotions.”

 

 

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I cannot tell you how happy I was when I found out that one of my favourite online retailers had started to stock KIDSWEAR and wanted to work with me! My Theresa is 0ne of my go to sites for some of my favourite brands, the service is great, they have a fantastic buy, next day shipping, no imports and duties, and returns are super simple – PERFECTO!

So when I found out My Theresa is now stocking some of my favourite kids wear brands including, Bonpoint,  Chloe, Tartine et Chocolat, Stella McCartney kids, il Gufo, Gucci and Malone Souliers I hopped straight online to take a look.

 

 

 

I have always been a big lover of Chloe kids, the girls have the horse print denim dresses and as you will have seen Soleil is ALWAYS in the Chloe ballet flats, she says they are the most comfortable shoes she owns so I don’t mind investing a little bit more in them as I KNOW she will wear them. I chose to shoot the girls in these beautiful Chloe dresses, it is a style that they do every year. in fact  I first got this style when Soleil was 4 and it still never dates, just a classic pretty not overly fussy dress and the gold accents give it that lovely touch of sparkle.

 

 

 

SHOP CHLOE FAVOURITES

 

 

 

 

 

Tartine et Chocolat is always a favourite of mine – I think the pieces are divine, then are so well made and beautiful – these pictures of Winter in this embroidered cotton dress literally melt me. – I think it looks so so beautiful, the sleeves are gorgeous and the embroidered detailing is amazing.

 

 

 

 

SHOP TARTINE ET CHOCOLATE FAVOURITES

 

 

 

 

 

Now I have to talk about these Stella McCartney heart sunglasses for the girls – they are literally the cutest thing ever. If you followed me last year you will remember that Winter had a pair which we sadly lost and could never track down another pair AS THEY SOLD OUT SO QUICKLY so I HIGHLY RECOMMEND buying them early, not only are they cute but the plastic is bendy so they are super comfy for kids. I also have to mention this banana print dress from Stella McCartney that is just the CUTEST

 

 

 

SHOP STELLA MCCARTNEY KIDS

 

 

 

 

 

Malone Souliers  now come in kids sizes! so I also chose to get these mini Malone Souliers  in gold for the girls, I find metallic shoes so versatile and they had them in both the girls sizes so they could TWIN! always love them twinning, super smart and adorable.

 

 

 

 

SHOP MALONE SOULIERS

 

 

 

 

 

Bonpoint is a brand you always see the girls in, I love the traditional liberty prints and shapes – and it is out go to brand all year around. I tend to go for the liberty print looks as I think these are synonymous with Bonpoint you will have seen the the liberty blue Lana dress on Soleil and the girls were wearing a version of the Canelle dress in the Maldives.

 

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ALSO A QUICK SHOP THE POST OF MY OUTFIT AND FAVS BY THE SAME DESIGNER

 

 

 

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From way back before I even had Soleil, every December my best friend Simon and I used to run to Bond Street and stock up on the Ralph Lauren Christmas Holiday candles (normally followed by one too many glasses of wine in Cecconis!), btw if you haven’t smelt the RL Christmas candle, you need to go and get one immediately, so now its a tradition – out come the candles and everything starts to feel super festive. So who better to get the opportunity to work with for the Christmas party dressing season than Ralph Lauren?

 

Ralph Lauren also has some amazing dresses this reason like this Ruffle-Trim Chiffon Dress. The ruffle detailing is exquisite and so lovely for a daytime look. It would look perfect with the Engraved-Concho Belt which I just love the western look of. The Velvet-Trim Floral Slip Dress is SO stunning and would be the perfect New Year’s Eve dress. It would also look amazing layered over a skinny polo neck jumper for a more casual look.

 

SHOP SOME OF MY FAVOURITE DRESSES BELOW

 

 

I completely fell in love with this Pleated Georgette Dress. I love a midi dress, black always looks really chic, and the tiny pleats make it so exquisite, and don’t even get me started on the ruffle neck – DIVINE. This dress really is a classic, I know it will be a go to dress as its great for all kinds of events, I just wore it to the school carol concert, and my husband genuinely asked if I could wear it to dinner as he loves it! it can be dressed up or down – I added earrings and a red lip for a really effortless evening look. I styled it below with this Lennox Vachetta Wide Belt – I love the big, round buckle, which can be worn for all kinds of occasions. Great for cinching in waisted dresses and it’s beautiful leather – such a good wardrobe staple.

 

 

 

 

 

I also wanted to share my other favourite items from their collection – the Emmalyn Thigh-High Boots I think are AMAZING. They’re slightly slouchy, which keeps from looking too tight and gives a bit more of an edgy look. I love that they’re in suede and I will be wearing them all the time (with jeans or black tights and a skirt). I have a Chanel pair in grey suede that are almost identical and the style is so versatile that I have been looking for a similar black pair forever with no luck – well not any more! LOVE. I also wanted to mention the The Embroidered Leather Lennox Bag is quite boho and chic, and would make any outfit special. The bag also comes in black or tan (click here or here to buy) which would go with everything.

 

SHOP THE BOOTS, BELT AND A FEW OTHER FAVOURITES BELOW

 

 

 

 

 

Now on to my favourite bit of all! everyone knows I just love dressing the girls. Sadly Soleil was at school I wasn’t able to shoot her matching outfit but she LOVES it and i am sure will pop up on my insta soon. I love Ralph Laurent knits, so classic and beautiful..I have been trying to find a picture I have of Soleil wearing this red reindeer knit – see here 8 years ago when she was just 6 months – just such a classic timeless Ralph Lauren piece, just so cute. So I selected these divine knitted ponchos for the girls, Winters is a little oversized buy I just loved it so much – and  I think she just looks so adorable and snuggly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHOP MY FAVOURITE KIDS PIECES BELOW

 

 

 

 

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