Posts Tagged ‘Beauty’

Beauty Bible x Aromatherapy Associates

Last week I had the pleasure of attending a special beauty evening at the Heals store on Tottenham Court Road. The Sleeping Beauty event saw speakers Sarah Stacey and Jo Fairley, of Beauty Bible, joined by Geraldine Howard of Aromatherapy Associates. Between them, they discussed the link between a good night’s sleep and good skin. They illustrated how, aided by AA’s cult Deep Relax products (‘knock out drops’, according to Jo) and the best apps, it’s possible to ‘sleep clever’ – blocking out the day’s stresses and sleeping deeper, resulting in better looking, younger skin.

One of Jo’s favourite apps is the Brainwave Dream Inducer by Banzai Labs (69p on the App store). With this app you can set your own music or listen to pre-programmed soothing sounds, while the app sends gentle pulses to your brain to help you relax and enjoy a deep sleep and vivid dreams. Definitely want to try that one out!

Unlike so many press events, I really felt that the evening struck the right chord. The speakers were witty and friendly – and quite importantly succinct so the evening didn’t drag on. We were free to stay and chat as long as we wanted, have hand massages courtesy of Aromatherapy Associates using their heavenly rose scented serum & lotion and peruse products. During my massage I got talking to one of the AA beauty girls about aromatherapy, which honestly I’ve never really considered an essential in my beauty arsenal. She explained how simply sniffing pure frankincense oil can interrupt nervous anxiety or even a panic attack. Suffice to say, I bought a bottle!

One of the most interesting and ‘aha’ moments I had during the evening though was when talking to Sarah about my skin concerns. Thinking she was going to recommend me a cleanser, she in fact explained how the skin is simply the gut on the outside and if I don’t take care of that then I can’t expect my skin to improve. Showing me a green juice recipe from one of the Beauty Bible books it was clear that these women live ‘wellness’ and it made me stop and think about what I’m doing to my body and how to take better care of it. Easier said than done, but definitely worth investing in.

Posted: April 17th, 2014
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Sunday morning

Today is dedicated to life admin – putting some old uni books on Amazon, cleaning up my desktop, household chores and so on. To start the day I’ve been cleaning out my inbox and came across some interesting reads and offers.

Currently reading:

In Pictures – Frida Kahlo’s Wardrobe on AnOther – a look back at Frida Kahlo’s life and style as the Frida Kahlo Museum (Casa de Azul, her former home) hosts the exhibition Appearances can be deceiving: Frida Kahlo’s Wardrobe.

17-71: The make-up swap – a 17 year old Scarlett and a 71 year old Scarlett publish the results of swapping make-up bags for a week.

A tour of Brooklyn in the footsteps of Lena Dunham’s Girls – The Guardian’s Rebecca Nicholson sees what Brooklyn has to offer.

Fashion Abecedaire – one of my absolute favourite blogs. Sometimes I go weeks without having a moment to read everything I want to and then I find I have a whole host of things to catch up on. Reading through FA’s posts one after the other is a joy.

Currently shopping:

The amazing Mimi Holliday sale on Cocosa

Valentine’s Lingerie on Vogue.co.uk

Disclaimer: I’m not really one for the whole Valentine’s day charade but I figure a girl should always have good lingerie..

New Year’s obsessions

Christmas pop-ups

Two pop-ups that I’m well excited about:

Miller Harris has opened a Xmas shop on Bruton St. There’s nothing better than the smells of Christmas – fig, cinnamon, orange…

They have lots of lovely pictures of their Christmas shop on their blog. Those candles in red boxes are irresistible.

We are delighted to announce the arrival of our new and exclusive Christmas store at 21 Bruton Street. From Saturday, November 3rd 2012

 

Plus Brit homeware brand Thornback & Peel has opened a pop-up furniture shop in Liberty. Their illustrations are really pretty – they’re quirky without being too twee. They have some beautiful gifts, such as a robin tea towel or a box of old school hankerchiefs printed with animal illustrations.

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 Go forth and shop! I’m sure gonna.

Posted: November 13th, 2012
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Lana

This shot makes me want to dye my hair.

I would also love to wear an off the shoulder jumper with such coquettish appeal.

See the full H&M campaign images featuring Lana del Rey here

Posted: August 16th, 2012
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Beauty Regime: Kiehl’s Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant

One of my hero beauty products that I’ve taken to using every morning as part of my regime was in fact an impulse purchase one weekend in Space N.K.  Kiehl’s Superbly Efficient Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant With Orange, Lemon and Linseed Extracts (£11.50) may not have a catchy name, but it certainly lives up to it – it is superbly efficient. Rather than using an unctuous roll-on or a drying anti-perspirant spray, Kiehl’s have developed a soothing unscented cream that I’m a little bit in love with.

Perhaps it’s down to British Vogue’s recent article on taking care of your armpits or perhaps it was simply curiosity at seeing the product on the shelf, but I’ve found that using a moisturising cream makes me feel that I’m taking better care of an oft overlooked area and that I’m, well, more odour-free. There’s no going back now.

Kiehl’s Anti-Perspirant Cream pictured above with my sunglasses, a vintage find at the Naschmarkt in Vienna and my current read, Herman Hesse’s Steppenwolf 

Tick Tock

WANT. NEED.

Posted: October 27th, 2011
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365 layers

Makes you think doesn’t it? This reminds me of my adolescence – when I’d complain of bad skin my mother would tell me to let it rest and breathe for a day by going au natural. I could think of nothing more repulsive.

Posted: July 7th, 2011
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The LLG effect

Having worked with Sasha over at LibertyLondonGirl for quite a while now I can almost palpably feel the effect on me…

———————————————————————————————————-> I’ve had a good clear out

-> I want to buy some This Works Dry Leg Oil, not to mention lots of other lovely beauty products like La Roche-Posay suncream

———————–> I constantly want to moisturise my hands after typing away at the keyboard

————————————————————> I’m cooking with more mushrooms and mozzarella

———————————————————————————> I want to do home improvements

—-> I want to invest in more shorts and wear them with chunky wraparound cardigans

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