To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of cult celeb-favourite product, Glam Balm, Rodial invited industry insiders to a glam evening of cocktails at the W Hotel, London to celebrate the launch of their three brand new skincare must-haves! We got to meet the gorgeous founder Maria Hatzistefanis whilst exploring the new products on offer and we got a sneak peak at the new Life & Style Holiday 2011 gift range too!
First up were the three new skin must-haves that are set to be a sell-out. The fabulous Glam Balm is now available in three amazing extensions: Glam Balm Hand, Glam Balm Lip, and Glam Balm Multi. Each product does what the original Glam Balm does best, on that specific area. I tried the Glam Balm Hand which worked as a luxurious moisturiser that instantly left my hands feeling like velvet and worked to minimise the signs of ageing. I found it to be ultra-brightening to the skin on my hands and it left them looking and feeling really smooth! The Glam Balm Hand is £39.00 and available to buy now online.
The fabulous girls at Rodial gave me my very own Glam Balm Multi to take home and try which I've been trying out for the last two weeks on different occasions. Let me tell you... this is a wonder balm! It's actually taken over the famous 8-hour cream for me and it has about 100 different uses! The Glam Balm Multi is an intensive balm with 3D Hyaluronic filling spheres to instantly hydrate skin to give a smooth finish and fill fine lines and wrinkles, whilst Calendula, Shea Butter and Vitamin E soothe and restore moisture to promote elasticity. Once I've taken my make-up off and washed my face at night, I've been applying this as a concentrated moisturiser before going to sleep and it's worked as a lip balm, eye cream and moisturiser all-in-one! I've woken up to find my skin looking moisturised, plump, smooth and fresh and when I've had a day off to myself to relax at home, I'll apply it as an instant super-boost. Not only does it work wonders on the face, under-eyes, lips and hands, it's really fantastic on dry areas such as the elbows and knees and is a brilliant glossy sheen for the legs and arms!
I didn't manage to try the Glam Lips but I will certainly keep you posted - it's sure to be a massive sell-out and has recently launched priced at £19.00. What's great about these products is that it really does feel like you're applying a luxury product and the packaging is a luxe treat for your handbag too!
The new Holiday 2011 sets provide three unique bath-time experiences: LOUNGE, REHAB & SOCIALITE, which include gorgeous scented candles, body souffles and bathing balms. Each range includes three luxe products to leave you feeling fabulous...
Lounge: Infused with Honeycomb and Vanilla, to help you feel relaxed, calm and utterly pampered.
Rehab: Delicately scented with Honey Milk and Roasted Almond, these skincare saviours will help you to feel recharged and de-stressed after a busy day.
Socialite: Scented with Pink Champagne and Cassis for a truly energising experience that helps you to get party-ready the luxurious way!
I was kindly gifted the Rehab Body Souffle to take home and try and it's left me pleasantly surprised that's for sure! When I opened the box I instantly felt relaxed from the gorgeous scent - and over the last few days I've felt no need to apply any perfume as the first day I tried it, I had complements and questions about which parfum I was wearing on 4 different occasions - 3 of which were at work and one being a close friend!
Without sounding... silly... this body souffle makes me feel really good about myself and rather special. Not only is my skin left super soft all day, it leaves me with a rather indulgent dreamy feeling and is absorbed by the skin really quickly - with no heaviness or greasiness left on my limbs! The scent is just divine too - I cannot wait to try the Candle and Bathing Balm although I'm also wanting to try the Socialite and Lounge range too... it all sounds too good!!!
I don't usually want beauty/bathtime treats for Christmas but I might add a few of these to my Christmas wish-list... after all, they are the perfect size for stocking fillers...!