Grace holds The Key

Every once in a while, you come across someone or something that has a profound effect on you, and therefore your life. This weekend just past was one of those times, where I met so many fantastic people, and it was all down to 1 exceptional woman having an exceptional vision, and another exceptional woman taking that vision and making it into her own dream, and then sharing that with so many more fantastic people.

Do you know those times when words just cannot do justice to something? Well this is just a time.

People make Glasgow, and Glasgow is full of Amazing People = Glasgow is Amazing!

People make Glasgow, and Glasgow is full of Amazing People = Glasgow is Amazing!

I have read so many self help books, I know the theory, but this weekend was looking at it all in a completely new light and then taking steps to put it all into action, and what an amazing and emotional journey it was, and I know that it is just the first few steps on what will be an even more amazing journey.

Christine reading from her Book "Grace"

Christine reading from her Book “Grace”

I have made some lifelong friends, people that 48 hours ago I did not even know of their existence. But you know when you meet someone and just click, well that happened to me this weekend, and I know that my life will be enriched through meeting these people.

New Found Friends

New Found Friends

If you are in Ayr on 25th Nov, I seriously recommend that you make your way down to the Carlton hotel on that evening.

You will find me and my new found mates in the bar, whilst Lauren reaches out to Ayrshire to bring new hope to you. Will you reach out and grab with both hands? I can guarantee that your life will change if you do, this is only for the bravehearted.

I must be honest that I have yet to read the book. I am saving it for the right moment, I know that the author will understand that I will know when the time is right for me to read the book. There is a time for everything, a time to sow, and a time to reap. A time to participate, and a time to reflect. A time to make new friends, and a time to catch up with old ones. Bless you all, for spending the time with me this weekend and reading this. I appreciate the time and energy that you have spent on it. You are all Diamonds. Shine On!

Laughter, the Best Medicine.

Laughter, the Best Medicine.


St Andrews Day 2013

It was sad news, to wake up this morning, to hear about the tragic events in Glagow, which happens to be about 35 miles away from me.

I had intended to write a blog extolling the virtues of the skincare range, but it seems rather banal when countrymen and women are waiting to hear whether or not their friends and family have been hurt by the incident. However I know that for many people, both local and far away, it will hardly even register, the fact that a helicopter came down on a crowded pub in Glasgow last night. So I dedicate today’s blog to all those who have been affected, either directly or indirectly on the tragic accident that happened to The Clutha, last night.

We have had wild winds and bitterly cold ones at that, for the past 6 weks or so. There have been days where we have had to scrape the ice off the windscreen in the mornigs, and it takes a toll on our skin.

So my first recommendation for mature skin in the winter is the nourishing facemask. This rick facemask is designed to combat the drying effect that wind and dry heated environments have on the mature skin.  Image

This rich formulation delivers ultimate proto-col facial skin care. A nourishing, luxurious facemask.
Natural extract of Algae helps smooth fine lines and wrinkles while Coral Seaweed, rich in amino acids and containing Calcium and Magnesium for healthy skin, intensely moisturises for smooth, hydrated skin. Plant derived Collagen, which is made up of three types of plant Collagen, has been specially selected for its potent anti-ageing formulation. Neroli Oil and Magnesium stimulate skin cell regeneration and improve skin elasticity. Zinc, essential for the growth of healthy new cells, accelerates the healing process while cooling and soothing Aloe Vera helps heal skin. Powerful antioxidants Vitamins C and E protect the skin from UV damage and environmental pollution while skin softening Jojoba Oil hydrates.

Application: apply to thoroughly cleansed skin. Start by applying along the cheekbone and smile line and smooth the mask thinly and evenly onto skin in an upward motion

This little beauty has become a “must” in my beauty routine twice a week.

Secondly, I recommend the Instant Manicure. Here is what they have to say about it.

Gain super smooth hands with this rejuvenating blend of essential oils and Dead Sea salts. Sensational natural aromatherapy to condition even the unhappiest hands.


Cold winds leave the hands chapped and sore. This deliscious handscrub gently exfoliates the rough skin, leaving the skin soft and smooth. I love this product, and hope my hubby reads this and makes sure that there is a pot of it in my stocking. I have left the nearly empty pot lying around the bathroom for the past few weeeks hoping that he will take the hint!

Having made sure that my hands are super smooth, I finish with applying my handcream. This is a rich cream which penetrates quickly without leaving that sticky feeling that so many other handcreams leave.

Naturally rich in Vitamins A, E & F, proto-col’s nourishing collagen hand cream soothes rough, dry and chapped hands boosting cellular activity and improving skin elasticity. Combining royal jelly, a natural¬†antibacterial agent and a rich source of Vitamin B5, with shea butter and collagen to hydrate and nourish, regenerate and protect, proto-col’s collagen hand cream leaves your hands feeling beautifully soft and supple.
The light formulation absorbs quickly, without leaving a greasy residue, helping to restore the youthful appearence of tired looking skin and nails. Massage proto-col’s collagen hand cream into your skin throughout the day, providing you with fabulously soft, intensely moisturised, younger feeling skin.
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