Useful Beauty Products to Take to the Gym.

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Continuing along the whole “health and fitness” vein; some useful beauty products that I take with me to the gym. On video for your entertainment – and boy is it entertaining. Especially if you like the word “moist”, or want to have the mental image of me doing naked bending and stretching burnt into your brains for [...]

Ballerina Beauty: Lighter Legs and Firmer Skin

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Oh, what a beautiful collaboration this is! I already adore l’Occitane’s Amande range with its perfect green and white packaging and its warm, comforting scents, but throw a bit of ballet into the mix and you have something quite gorgeous. l’Occitane have teamed up with The Royal Ballet to produce an exclusive drawstring bag that’s filled with three ballet [...]

Bathory Warning: This Soak May Cause Drowsiness

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A new and exciting development in the world of bathing – a world in which I like to spend as much time wallowing and sploshing as is humanly possible: The Bathory opened their virtual doors last week, allowing anyone with access to the internet an opportunity to create their own customised bath soak. It’s a simple – yet [...]

Bath Soak, Body Butter and a Floral Explosion

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If you’re into highly highly fragranced bath and body products but would rather stab yourself in the eye with a fork than set foot in a Lush store* then you might want to take a look at Soapsmith‘s little range of potted and bottled stuff. It’s all made in East London, by hand, and each of the scents that the [...]

Massage Candles: Do Not Share

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Now here’s a concept that on paper seems completely unessential: a candle that, when melted, doubles up as a massage oil. It’s probably not something that you’ve ever considered to be missing from your life, but let me tell you: massage candles are pretty amazing. It’s the most pleasant and indulgent way to apply a [...]

Weleda Espace: Some Peace in Paris…

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Earlier in the month I quickly hopped over to Paris to visit the Espace Weleda, a quiet little haven in the centre of the city, offering fragrant yet uncomplicated face and body treatments. My main purpose for the visit was actually to take the time to get to know the various product lines – Weleda is [...]

Rev-Me-Up Morning Oils! Wakey Wakey…

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I tend to harp on about relaxation a lot. A lot. But this week I seem to have slipped into sluggish mode – I’ve hit my Christmas “wall” a few weeks early and want to do nothing more than lie under a pile of blankets and snooze. Not convenient when you are off to Paris and [...]