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  1. If there is one place that sets our spirits free, it's by the sea. There is something about waves against the shore, big skies and clean air that calms and soothes our troubles away. For most of us, a two week summer vacation is our chance to unify with that vibe, to become free spirits and connect with our gypsy souls. Of course there are travellers who take more time to explore and indulge in some wanderlust. How lucky are they?

    At KUKShades, our SS19 collection has brought together some beautiful pieces that reflect the spirit of a gyspy soul.

    Our new, long cotton skirts are on trend with alternate horizontal and vertical stripes. The one size feature means you will remain cool and comfortable, wherever you travel.

    The natural gemstones in our jewellery collection have been chosen for their grounding and calming properties, helping you to relax and reconnect with yourself.

    Creative design is a prominant feature of our SS19 collection and we are delighted to introduce a range of flip flops designed by Gandys with an old style map print. Just the thing to ignite your wanderlust. 

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    To shop the look for summer, be sure to visit our beachwear, jewellery and footwear departments.

    Wherever you wander in this life, travel safely and embrace the free spirit within you.


    Candice x 

  2. It's that time of year, when we prepare to swap our thermal socks and giant slippers for strappy sandles and flip flops. It's time to get our feet pampered and looking great. So what's the plan? How are we going to treat our feet and get them looking beach ready and feeling fine for summer? As always, The Sun Room at KUKShades is here with some top tips and gorgeous products.

    foot blog - car and flip flops

    Through my business I am lucky enough to meet some very talented people who have helped me in my quest. 

    The following products are all from small independent UK businesses and are Theo Paphitis #SBS Winners, they have formuated their own body care products and have provided me with their very best foot care suggestions. These products really are hidden gems and I am thrilled to be able to share them with you. 

    So here are my top 5 picks for fabulous summer feet. 


    1. Spearmint, Peppermint & Tea Tree Intensive Foot Balm by Village Green Soaps.

    village green foot balm

    This rich blend of organic Shea and Cocoa butters is infused with essesntial oils to revitalise and cleanse tired feet. This blam is highly concentrated, so a little goes a long way. It makes an excellent over night treatment, leaving your feet feeling silky smooth by morning. It's just £8 a pot and you can buy it via the link at the bottom of the post.


    2. Nourishing Nail Oil by Body Enrich.

    body enrich nail oil

    This norishing nail oil has been formulated especially to soften and condition cuticles as well as to moisturise. It contains essential oils from Baobab Seed, Calendula, Papaya Seed and Pumpkin Seed and is rich in Vitamin E. It can be used on hands and feet and is perfect for getting you pedi ready. It's £8.99 a bottle and you can find a link at the bottom of the post. 


    3. Siren Song Body Polish by Ascent.

    ascent scrub

    This sugar scrub has an alluring fragrance of bergamont, lemon, orange and pick pepper. Massage on to damp or wet skin for silky soft feet. This scrub can be used all over the body too and can cleanse, exfoliate and moisturise all from one pot. It's paraben and MPG  free and it suitable for Vegans. It's £8.75 for 200ml and for an extra £1 you can get the cute bamboo spoon. If you need this scrub in your bathroom, you can find it via the link below.


    4. Soothing Foot Balm by B-Organic Skincare.

    b organic foot balm

    This little pot of wonder blends olive wax, Vitamin E with rosehip, tea ree and peppermint essential oils to moisturise, soften and tone your feet. Great for hardworking heels and dry skin issues, including eczema. Get those toes looking amazing after winter hibernation for just £14 for a 60ml pot, your feet will thank you. Click the link at the bottom of the post to buy this wonder balm. 


    5. Nail Enamel by Butterflies Eye Care - Cosmetics.


    After all the pampering, scrubs, oils and balms we want to finish things off in style and get a splash of colour on those toes. These nail enamels are enriched with Vitamin E and minerals to strengthen and protect your nails. You can choose from 32 colours, so finding one to match your flip flops will be an easy task. At £9.25 for a 5ml bottle you can afford to treat those feet. To pick your nail enamel click the link at the bottom of the post.


    How about that! Are we all feeling ready to kick off those slippers and strut with confidence in our fabulous flip flops? If you fancy treating yourself to any of these amazing products please click the links below:

    1. https://www.villagegreensoaps.co.uk/products/hand-foot-balm/spearmint-peppermint-and-tea-tree/

    2. https://www.bodyenrich.co.uk/hand-and-feet-care/nourishing-hand-and-nail-oil

    3. http://www.ascenthandmade.com/shop.html?store-page=Siren-Song-Body-Polish-p110391183

    4. http://www.b-organic.co.uk/soothing-foot-balm-60ml/

    5. http://www.butterflies-eyecare.co.uk/cosmetics/nail-enamel-perfection.html


    Thank you so much for visiting The Sun Room today and a huge thank you to Village Green Soaps, Body Enrich, Ascent, B-Organics and Butterfly Eye Care for being fabulous! 

    Put your best feet forward, Candice xx 


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