November Monthly Archives

JASON Cranberry Everyday Body Wash

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas….. so before the onslaught of Christmas gift ideas followed by detox and fitness products, I thought I would do a semi-Christmassy post but on a product I have been using since the summer. Yes, one bottle has lasted our house (ie Charlie, me and an occasional Mimi wash) over three months! I would never have thought to try the …

The Attic Teatox

Anyone who knows me will undoubtedly have had a brew with me at some point. I love tea. There’s something very comforting about a cuppa and I always find it brings people together. So, when I heard about a detox using different types of tea (a teatox, see what they did there) I knew I had to give it a go. The Teatox program is based …

Maison d’Anu Cloud 9 Himalayan Foot Soak

Before I painted my toenails with the Electric Avenue Maison d’Anu nail polish, I treated myself to a foot spa with Maison d’Anu’s Cloud 9 Himalayan Foot Soak. I usually have a magnesium salts foot bath a few times a week so I combined the two salts together on this occasion. For the magnesium to be absorbed in to your body it is best to …

Wedding Makeup Tutorial: Video

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Part two of my natural wedding makeup look Today, I say goodbye to my mass-produced makeup and embrace natural and organic makeup. I was absolutely delighted with the results and I can vouch that all the makeup had staying power even if I did touch up my blusher and lips a couple of times later on in the night- some might say unnecessarily! Both Green …

Maison d’Anu Electric Avenue Nail Polish

I am a massive nail polish aficionado, so when an email popped into my inbox about a brand I had not heard of offering nail polishes with no formaldehyde, toulene, DBP or camphor I knew I had to try them. My usual nail polish of choice is OPI, I love going to Selfridges to buy them as it always feels like a special treat. You will …

Make Your Own Skincare Products by Sally Hornsey

Being a regular creator of my own recipes, I was interested to see Sally Hornsey’s Make Your Own Skincare Products. The book is aimed at beginners, but is an excellent go to for intermediate to advanced level creators. I know a lot of Simply Beautiful fans also read Biteable Beauty, if you enjoy making the recipes from the magazine at home then this is a …

The Spa, Dolphin Square, London

The Spa at Dolphin Square is “influenced by the essence of Morocco, a fusion of ancient therapies and contemporary spa philosophies”. The same can be said for the decor of the spa, a contemporary Moroccan style, not Aladdin’s cave in the slightest. Extremely tasteful and finished to a high standard. Upon arrival I was greeted and taken to the changing room. I changed then headed to …

Himalaya Maroma Green-Light Luminary Candle – Opium

I absolutely adored this candle from Maroma and whilst researching the brand to write this blog post I grew to love it even more! There is a lovely story behind the company as well as all the ingredients being eco-friendly and fair trade. The company was launched by several young pioneers in the late 70s in Auroville, to help social and economic regeneration in the …

Balm Balm Super Light Coconut Cleanser

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Anyone who’s read the 2012 Natural Beauty Yearbook will know I am a big fan of Balm Balm products. You can read my review of their Rose Geranium Balm here Their ingredients are simple and pure but the formulas effective. This cleanser is no different. It is made up of fractionated coconut oils naturally mechanically extracted from virgin coconut butter without the use of chemicals. There …

Nature’s Gate Papaya Velvet Moisture Body Wash

Nature’s Gate are massive in the states. They have a nice story in that the founders made the first Rainwater Shampoo which as the name suggests is made with rainwater they collected, along with a blend of natural herbs from their herb shop. It is their 30th anniversary this year, so happy birthday! The one thing that lets the product down is its packaging, it’s …