So, What's So Fab About Shea Butter?

Posted on December 02, 2016 by Melanie Brown

I love Shea Butter. I use it in most of my handmade products. It’s creamy to the touch and produces great results.
It is a beautiful rich butter which is a superb moisturizer and beautifully hydrates your skin.
Shea Butter is known for its benefits for skincare. It is great for dry skin, skin irritations, scarring and conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
This gorgeous butter is an excellent anti-ager as it is packed with anti-oxidants such as Vitamin E and A. If you want fantastic youthful looking skin, then take a look at this product.
Shea Butter nourishes and revitalizes your skin giving it a healthy and vibrant glow.
Especially around winter, Shea Butter is excellent for enhancing the appearance of your skin which can become ashy and dry due to the cold conditions.
I have created a body butter, Citrus Delight Whipped Body Butter, which has Shea Butter as its main ingredient. This is combined with jojoba oil, coconut oil and vitamin E to produce a rich body butter which leaves your skin feeling soft and luxurious. A little goes a long way.
I love using this straight after a hot bath. As you rub the butter into your skin, it absorbs into the layers of your skin leaving it feeling silky and smooth. This is a beautiful treat after a long tiring day.
If you want to learn more about Citrus Delight Whipped Body butter, check it out at the following link and give yourself a lovely spa treat!

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5 Top Tips for Vibrant Glowing Skin

Posted on August 03, 2016 by Melanie Brown

The environment and changing seasons have a dramatic impact on your skin. The cold winter can leave your complexion looking drab, lifeless and tired.

The summer can impact on the skin with harmful rays from the sun resulting in fine lines and wrinkles.

The best skin to have is glowing, vibrant and youthful looking skin and this really is achievable. So here are 5 fab top tips to help you achieve the best looking skin ever: -

1.Exfoliate – Exfoliation gets rid of dull looking skin by sloughing off dead skin to reveal glowing skin. Up to the age of 30, skin renews itself every 28 days. After 30, this process slows down and dead skin simply piles up on top of the dull skin. Exfoliation helps to remove this skin. Be sure to use a gentle exfoliator. Abrasive exfoliators can damage the skin which goes against what you are trying to achieve.

2.Seal in the Moisture – It is so important to keep the skin hydrated and this can be achieved through using a good moisturiser both day and night. A day moisturiser should have SPF which protects against sun exposure which can lead to premature aging.  Night creams are usually thicker as they work on the skin throughout the night with the aim of repairing the skin as you sleep.

3.Drink Enough Water – Water flushes out the toxins and hydrates the body which can only mean beautiful looking skin.

4.Eat Properly – Eating lots of fruit and vegetables and minimising salt and processed foods can only have a positive impact on your skin.

5.Get Enough Sleep – A lack of sleep can result in dark circles around the eyes and skin with a lack lustre appearance. Sleep allows the body to repair itself. Cells are repaired and your skin looks you youthful.

Following these simple top tips can lead to having an improved glowing and healthy appearance.

If you care about having beautifully hydrated skin, why not check out for my wonderfully moisturizing Citrus Delight Whipped Body Butter. It leaves the skin looking smooth, soft and hydrated. Go to to find out more.

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5 Secret Steps To Glowing Skin!

Posted on December 15, 2015 by Melanie Brown

5 Secret Steps To Glowing Skin!

Posted by Mel's Little Luxuries on Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Posted in Aluminé, Anti-Aging, Beauty, drink water, Flawless Skin, hydrates, Hydration, Moisturise, Peter Lamas, Skin, skin care, Skin Care Basics, SPF, Sun Protection, Sunscreen, Vegan

9 Top Tips to Have Great Looking Skin This Winter!

Posted on December 10, 2015 by Melanie Brown

Have you noticed how your skin appears to take on the brunt of the winter weather? You spend all year round caring for it and then suddenly your skin appears dry and flaky.

It is so important to look after your skin and avoid these extremities.

Well here are my 9 top tips to transform your skin during the cold weather.

1. Moisturize – In the colder weather we tend to turn up the heating and this can also contribute to dry skin. Daily hydration is therefore necessary, so moisturize, moisturize and moisturize.

2. Hydrate Internally – As well as taking care of the outside, we need to take care of the inside. Drink lots of water, at least 8 cups of water a day, and try to eat foods which are water rich such as cauliflower, spinach and green peppers.

3. Avoid sugar and starch rich foods which can lead to dry skin. Also avoid drinks which contain diuretics such as coffee and tea. Go for caffeine free herbal teas.

4. Sunblock – I know that this may be hard to believe at the moment due to the bad weather, but the sun can be at its worse at winter when it is cold and if the rays deflect off the sun. This is particularly relevant if you go skiing.

5. Protect your kissers – Yes, that’s right. Your lips need looking after. After all they are skin too. They are susceptible to drying out during winter. So use a good moisturizing lip balm.

6. Be positive – There’s probably a couple of you out there thinking “What??”, but are you aware that people tend to get quite stressed out during the winter period which is also the holiday season. So people, limit stress by having a positive attitude. This makes so much difference. Over time, being stressed, upset and angry ages you. Therefore, find reasons to be positively happy.

7. A humidifying is a fantastic way of hydrating the skin. The vapours actually help with the prevention of flaky skin and dryness.

8. Try and keep a handcream in your bag and it makes a fantastic stocking filler.

9. Don’t take hot showers. They are drying and remove the natural oils from the skin.

So try to enjoy the winter season but remember, take care of your precious skin.

Do you want to have healthy, nourished and moisturized skin this winter? Aren’t you fed up with dry, flaky and dull looking skin?

Well, Mel’s Little Luxuries has the answer! For your skin, there is the gorgeous nourishing Citrus Delight Whipped Body Butter which moisturizes and enhances the appearance of your skin. It’s particularly great after a bath or shower, leaving your skin feeling soft and silky.

Why not PM me to find out more or pop over to on the skin care section to find out more.

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7 Tips For Flawless Skin

Posted on October 28, 2015 by Melanie Brown

Skin is such a precious and beautiful thing so why aren’t some people looking after it? It’s a simple process and helps with giving it a flawless appearance.

Wrinkles, fine lines and tired looking skin are the obvious visual signs of not looking after your skin properly.

It’s really easy and simple to do and if you start a regular regime you can end up with great skin. So here are 6 tips for flawless skin:-

1. Keep Your Skin Hydrated – Keeping your skin hydrated moistens the skin but you have to do something which will hydrate the skin cells. Simply drinking between 8 to 10 glasses of water a day will do the trick. Drinking water flushes out the impurities which helps towards giving skin a vibrant look.

2. Moisturise Your Face – This keeps fine lines and wrinkles at bay. Natural ingredients such as olive oil, coconut oil and almond oil are excellent moisturisers. They replenish and nourish the skin leaving it with a beautiful sheen.

3. Remove Dead Skin Cells- Your skin gets covered with pollution and impurities. You need to remove this surface layer so that your skin can breathe and look radiant. Exfoliation if used 2 to 3 times a week, can remove the dead cells so you don’t have dull and tired looking skin.

4. Don’t Get Stressed – Just Chill! – Long hours at work, not getting enough sleep and worrying are just some examples which cause people to become stressed. This can have the negative effect of causing fine lines and wrinkles. Although it is easier said than done, don’t get stressed out and find something that helps you to relax, for example meditation.

5. Ensure that you get enough sleep. This allows the skin to restore its natural balance. When we don’t get enough sleep, it’s so evident with the appearance of dark circles, puffy eyes and a bad temper.

6. Exercise – A regular exercise regime helps towards having beautiful skin. Exercising helps to distribute nutrients and oxygen to the skin which help it to work more efficiently. Sweating removes the toxins out of the system.

7. Wash your face – This washes off the dirt and pollution and also prepares the skin for moisturising products.

Hey, do you want to know the secret of beautiful looking skin?
Aluminé is the answer! It is a beautiful skin regime which helps to leave your skin looking radiant and beautiful. It is great at fending off the fine lines and wrinkles.

Created by the world renowned beauty expert, Peter Lamas, this natural, chemical and paraben free range can help you to achieve the skin you want.

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8 Special Tips For Gorgeous Lips.

Posted on September 08, 2015 by Melanie Brown

I picked up one of my daughters from school yesterday and noticed how sore her lips were. She has had an awful cold for the last couple of days and this changing weather doesn’t really help.

So many factors can contribute to dry lips such as the weather and central heating. Moisture is lost from the lips and it is important to retain hydration.

You really have to look after your lips because if you don’t they can become quite sore and unsightly when they become chapped and dry.

Here are 7 special tips to look after your precious lips:-

  1. Drink lots of water. This hydrates both your body and your lips.
  2. Use a lip balm which contains shea butter, beeswax or cocoa butter. These ingredients have beautiful moisturizing qualities which leave the lips feeling soft and hydrated.
  3. When you go out, use your scarf to cover your face. This means less exposure to the elements and your lips maintain their moisture.
  4. Do not lick your lips when you are out and about as the wind takes away the moisture. Additionally the enzymes in your saliva can break down the protective barrier of the skin.
  5. Use a humidifier. The air inside your homes can also be dry. A humidifier can introduce moisture back into the air.
  6. Maintain a healthy diet and fitness regime. If you don’t have a strong immune system it could result in you having cold sores. Cold sores are viruses and viruses like nothing better than a weakened immune system. So be sure to eat properly to keep them at bay.
  7. Do not pick the skin around the lips because this irritates the skin and it can lead to cold sores if you are already prone to them.
  8. If you do wear lipstick, look for one which is hydrating and contains Vitamin E. Some matte lipsticks dry out the lips therefore it is important to use a lipstick which maintains the moisture in your lips.

 Do you suffer with dry chapped lips?

Would you like gorgeous looking lips?

Then visit to see the selection of lip balms which will leave your lips feeling soft and richly hydrated.


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