November Monthly Archives

Bodhi & Birch Scent Pairing Party

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This Bodhi & Birch party happened all the way back in May, at Les Senteurs, a specialist perfumery in Marble Arch. All I can say is I’m glad that I didn’t discover this shop when I was working in the area. Selfridges was a bad enough habit, had I been aware of this shop I probably would have filed for bankruptcy at some point! I …

Ever Looked at the Ingredients in Nail Polish?

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Adding a pop of colour to your nails can be the making of your outfit, or perhaps you just like how smart your they look with a hint of colour on them. However, have you ever taken a look at the ingredients in nail polish? Most popular brands contain ingredients that perhaps we don’t want to be putting on our bodies. Let’s Look at the Ingredients …

Why Choose Natural Body Lotions and Creams

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Body lotions and creams can be a necessity for dry skin types to help nurture, repair and smooth, but they can be a nice step of our beauty regimen, pampering both our skin and senses. What most people don’t suspect, though, is that their favourite and beautifully scented body lotion may be laden with harmful chemicals. Here we take a look at why it’s better …

Rahua Beauty: The Haircare Collection

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OK ladies and gentlemen, so today I learnt how to say “Rahua”, as in Rahua Beauty. After years of saying “ra-oo-ah” I’ve just read it’s actually pronounced “rah-wah”. You learn something new every day (i.e. how not to sound like a tool when talking about one of your favourite organic hair care brands!) The name comes from a tradition upheld for centuries by the Quechua-Shuar …

5 of the Best Natural Beauty Oils

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I love a good, high quality natural beauty oil, for body, hair or even better a multi-tasking all-over kinda oil! There’s something for everyone in this round up- hair lovers, body buffs and the value multi-tasker. Here’s my top 5  I’ve been using of late. Beauty Oil #1 Spiezia Softening Natural Body Oil I love this body oil from Spiezia, which I first learnt of …

Energising Body Care for Cold Winter Mornings

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I don’t know about you, but with this cold, dark and damp winter mornings I feel as though I need a little extra boost to kickstart the day. Some natural body care products to energise and set me on the track for the day. Green Energy Organics La Recolte des Fruits Body Wash is definitely that! It packs a fruity punch which is stimulating, invigorating and energising! The foamy …

Why should I use Body Oil?

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Helping with dry and rough skin, body oil is a great product to polish the look and touch of your skin. Unfortunately, most mainstream oil beauty products contain harmful ingredients and chemicals, which may harm your skin rather than pampering it. A chemical found in many cosmetic products, including body oil, is Polyquaternium-7. Especially found in haircare and styling products, the chemical finds its main use as …

Fighting Cold and Flu with Neal’s Yard Remedies Elderberry Syrup

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This product did the rounds last year, following the trail of the common cold and flu it was treating. From me, to Mr BB, to my friend Scarlett to her brother, we all used Neal’s Yard Remedies Elderberry Syrup to help nip it in the bud. Why choose elderberry to treat your cold/cough/flu/upper respiratory tract infection? Well, the berry offers a powerful dose of vitamin C, …

My Favourite Natural & Organic Aromatherapy Products

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I’ve been getting into aromatherapy in a big way recently. I have de-stress products on my desks at work and home, and I’ve also been using a few other products – Essence of Vali oil blends in the bath, sleep aids and mood boosters. Here are a few of my favourite picks Buddha Nose Booster Spray for Confidence & Energy I had this spray in …

Beauty Brand ‘Balance Me’ Product Launches- 2015

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Earlier this year, Imagination PR invited me to the Soho Hotel to learn more about the new launches from Balance Me, a beauty brand and skin care line that seeks to “enhance balance and promote a sense of well being.” I am a big fan of Balance Me’s products, they were one of the first beauty brands to be featured on Biteable Beauty (four and a …