The smiles on their faces say it all about the eve we all spent on this roof top bar in Central London. The evening weather was spectacular and the best of the year yet. Nothing like cooking for family and friends and this recipe book certainly has something for everyone. Learning to cook really does make a difference to your life and helps control your diet a lot better. Knowing the ingredients and adding them together fully engages you in the creative process so helping to calm the mind. Joe Wicks is an online fitness phenomenon who’s approach is warm, friendly, approachable and very focused when it comes to health and fitness. I really get it why he’s so popular by making health and well being very accessible. This book certainly adds to my kitchen collection. There are many recipes here that are familiar and simple to make. Cooking for Family and Friends makes health and well being an easy option in your everyday life. Meaning it doesn’t exclude any of those treats you love to eat. Take a look.. JOEWICKS
Emma Roberts Vintage Armani dress, hair and make-up certainly won my vote at the Oscars 2017. Whether you’re getting married or going to a very special event, you’ll need the right make-up products to get you started.
It all starts with the foundation base which needs to be long wearing and long lasting. These are my recommendations that I’ve used myself.
For the eyes you’ll need some real definition for the camera. False lashes are the easiest way to create this effect. These are some of the affordable brands that are easy to apply and wear, Ardell (including Press On Lash), Kiss,Eylure. I’m also a big fan of long wear gel eyeliners and most of the brands offer this type of product. Here’s a few brands depending on your budget, Lauder, Body Shop, MAC, Maybelline, Bobbi Brown.
To finish your look fully you will need to choose hair styling products that will smooth and mold the hair into place. Try 72 Hair Blow Dry Cream it’s a styling hair cream that will suit all hair types and available nationwide. Percy & Reed Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Balm have also had rave reviews. Finally to set your hair gently into place electirc’s C7e.Spray. is a wonder product. I’ve used this on many occasions and it doesn’t leave a sticky residue on the hair and very easy to brush out.
Want to be part of London Fashion Week 2017 ‘FROW’ ( Front Row) this year then download the free @MakeupPlusApp to gain free access into @lightsofsoho during @londonfashionweek 17th – 21st February. I’ve had a look at this App and i’m really impressed with how it works. You’ll certainly have alot of fun.
You’ll also enjoy the visit to Lights of Soho venue with your friends, here’s all the exciting things you’ll be able to do and see while visiting..
Watch live streaming of London Fashion Week official ‘on schedule’ shows as they happen.. You’ll get the FROW experience at the The Ultimate Beauty Destination as we will also have exclusive live screenings of the fashion shows, that you want to go to but couldn’t get tickets to.
Experience the glossy world of beauty with live workshops, makeovers inspired by the catwalk, celebrity discussions, an interactive photo space, a live streamed selfie wall and beauty tutorials from some of the world’s biggest beauty bloggers.
Could be a fun half term visit for mothers, daughters, friends over the London fashion Weekend, to enjoy and experience this beauty destination together.
A day of press and bloggers dropping by the @artistresidence in Pimlico for the relaunch of LYPSYL. It was very welcoming with treats from @Electric_London hair company and facial reflexology treatments with @facereflexology I’m not a beauty/make-up interventionist (permanent make-up ) type of person and i’ll always seek a natural option or remedie for relaxation and well being. To be honest i’m not a fan of facials and tend to avoid them at all costs. Although saying that i highly recommend a reflexology facial treatment from a reputable practitioner. If you want to induce the sense of well being and balance the body, book one today.
Established 1891 Lypsyl’s seven lightly scented SPF 15 balms include Strawberry and Pomegranate, Cherry and Almond, Mint and Fennel, Cucumber and Aloe, Coconut and Almond, The Original flavour and SPF 50 and my absolute favourite.
I found Nathalie Bond Organics through a Mash PR Christmas in July press event. This brand will be offering special packaged festive gifts for all the family leading up to December. I’ve been using the Skin Balm Extra Sensitive and it’s consistency is more than just an average balm. It’s soft and has a fine consistency that soothes, calms and hydrates all in one go. It’s such a beautiful balm and hand made to order which makes this range extra special. The product above has ingredients of Apricot Kernel and Jojoba oils combined with Calendula infused Sunflower seed oil that soothes and protects the skin. It’s completely unscented so gentle enough to be applied on babies including nappy rash and general use on young children. The beauty of an unscented balm offers the versatility for use on any type of skin condition.
The product range is extensive and includes the most fabulous natural soaps in block and liquid that cleanse the hair, face, body, hands and the kitchen sink, essential oil candles, divine body scrubs, lip balm’s for men, women and children… If you’re planing to give a gift to someone you love for a Birthday, Christmas or the birth of a new baby .. Nathalie Bond Organics has everything to help lift the spirits as a gift that’s practical, ethical and offers absolute well being..
Nathalie Bond Organics donates a percentage of its profits to World Vision, who support children in some of the poorest communities in the world. Instagram @NathalieBond Blog News NathalieBond
It feels as if I’m on a permanent holiday when using Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula body products. Completely Paraben free without a trace of Phthalates, Gluten, Sulfates, Dyes and mineral oils in their formulations.
I won’t use products that haven’t got some kind of ethical or sustainable angle nowadays so ruling out as much as possible any added chemicals onto my skin.
Palmer’s Body Lotion RRP £4.00 / 250ml, Coconut Oil Formula Body Cream RRP £5.00 / 125g, Coconut Oil Formula Body Oil.
I’m a fan of the SPF 50 high sun factor and wear one all year round whatever the season. It keeps the skin healthy and reduces any potential skin damage in the long term. I just love the oil consistency with a high sun block and add over a moisturizer for added hydration daily avoiding the immediate eye area.
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Eventone® Suncare Lotions SPF30 and SPF 50 RRP £9.99 / 250ml and EVENTONE Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Eventone® Suncare Spray Lotion SPF 30 and SPF 50 RRP £12.99 / 150g
Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Hand Cream RRP £2.40 / 60g. The most important factor of a hand cream is how hydrated and soft it leaves the hands. Protecting the hands is just as important as the face, neck and body. Find out more from Palmer’s available from Boots, Sainsbury’s, Superdrug, Feel Unique and Amazon.
Just to add they’re a part of the promoting sustainable Shea Butter production and a member of the Global Shea Alliance.
If you hadn’t noticed there’s a brow revolution. As a make-up expert nowadays I know the importance of brows to suit your face and features. A few years ago I managed to fly over to New York to have a treatment in the world famous Brow Bar in the Trump Tower that included treatments upstairs in the Avon Spa. I’ve also rearranged brows over the years whether it’s bleaching, changing the shape and colour, making them thicker and longer to create all sorts of effects. We used hairspray back in the day to push up the brows to keep them in shape. However I was lucky enough to be invited by Camilla London’s head PR to the press launch on the Good Ship Benefit on the HISPANIOLA and then we were sworn to secrecy for ages about this extensive brow launch.
My products arrived in a pink parcel so that I could try out the products myself. There are many types of effects, colours and thankfully ones that are dark enough for black brows. The nine-product range comprises of mistake-proof shades that address every brow issue out there, from easily faking a natural brow to grooming unruly hairs from the lightest to the darkest in shades 1-6.
For a full cover of the product range you should view Lisa Potter – Dixon You Tube explanation in full detail. She’ll be giving you the history and low down on everything you need to know leading up to the launch date 24th June 2016. So you’ll have the full facts on what you’ll be looking for to tame your brows. Btw #BENEFITBROWS are for absolutely everyone…Bold is Beautiful in the month of May 2016.. Here’s the colour chart to matching your brows. Mine were the darkest No 6..