June Monthly Archives

Ingredients to Avoid in Face & Body Exfoliators

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A skincare product that can make a big difference in the way your skin feels and looks is the exfoliator. Giving your skin a gentle scrub every now and then (though not too often, please!) can help remove dead skin cells and refresh the skin’s overall appearance. What most people don’t know, however, is that most mainstream brands’ exfoliators you can grab at your local …

What Ingredients Should I Avoid in Toners?

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Whether or not you make a toner part of your daily facial regimen is up to you. Still, using one has many benefits, as it cleanses and balances the ph-value and oiliness of the skin. While adding a toner to your skin care routine may hence be valuable step, it should be noted that mainstream brands’ toners often contain ingredients that are rather unkind to the …

Natural and Organic Cream Cleansers & Lotions Round Up

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Regular readers will know of late I’ve had a renaissance in my skincare regimen. For some reason this winter, and I’m not sure if it’s all my hot yoga-ing or my age or Mr BB’s obsession with the central heating, my skin has felt more dehydrated than ever before. Dehydrated skin = too little water whilst dry skin = too little oil. In the past, …

#BeautyRevolution – Facial Cleansers

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Admittedly, making changes to an already existing (and successfully working) facial cleansing routine can be difficult. However, most facial cleansers are laden with harmful chemicals and ingredients that you should avoid applying to your face to achieve a happier and healthier you! We’d like to encourage you to take a closer look at the list of ingredients of your facial cleansers and see whether a natural …

Beaute Chinoise – Facial Acupressure and Acupuncture in London

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I first met Maggie through my work with Jennifer Young over on Defiant Beauty. I’ve met so many wonderful people through this, and Maggie is no exception. As well as being a registered Acupuncturist, Maggie is a member of the British Acupuncture Council. She has trained in both New York and London, and this coupled with her own personal experience means Maggie delivers a refreshing …

Fierce Grace 30 Day Yoga Challenge Day 5

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Tuesday 13th January 8pm Core Class with Razia Sultana Yoga Challenge Day 5 My first core class during this yoga challenge, although I was hoping to fit one in on the weekend but sometimes things don’t work out the way you want to. I’m feeling much more accepting of this as time goes by, just let it go! Core class is actually a really great …

A Trip to Ancienne Ambiance, Chelsea Green

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Adriana Carlucci, founder of Ancienne Ambiance, is one of those folk who I felt like I’d met even though I hadn’t until very recently. I think it must be down to our regular engagements on Twitter and via email, and my affinity with her products. When she invited me down to her (relatively) newly opened boutique on Chelsea Green, I was delighted to have the …

Giovanni 2Chic Hair Products

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A few years back now, Giovanni, the US’s #1 selling hair products brand in the natural products arena, launched 2Chic Ultra Sleek into the UK market. I was super impressed with the Giovanni 2Chic Ultra Sleek shampoo and conditioner, and the 2Chic Ultra Sleek Blow Out Styling Mist won my Biteable Best of Beauty Styling Awards in 2013. Our Picks for Hair Products: Giovanni 2Chic Ultra …

#BeautyRevolution – Hair Products

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Trying out new hairstyles can be a lot of fun and especially when aiming for the looks of the stars in the glossies, hair products come to the rescue in helping to sleek, volumise, or curl our hair. However, most styling products, such as hairspray and hair gels, contain harmful ingredients to help you get the look you want. One such unfavourable ingredient often found in …

The Shard and Afternoon Tea in London

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It’s just a couple of days till Mr BB’s birthday as I write this, but this trip was Mr BB’s birthday present from my parents last year – a trip up The Shard followed by Afternoon Tea at The Novotel South. We had a lovely day back in January, it was pretty cold so we both wrapped up warm and set off on our little …