Stop and smell the flowers. Sadly walk into most florists and this isn’t actually possible. Have you noticed that most bunches of flowers have no smell? We instinctively lean in and sniff but are left disappointed. Most commercially grown flowers have had the scent gene removed so they look pretty and last longer but have lost their soul. Thankfully I’ve recently discovered The Real Flower … Continue reading Stop and Smell The Flowers…from The Real Flower Company
Ideas and inspiration for great gifts for all budgets, sustainably and ethically made. Continue reading Get Your Gift on With UncommonGoods
British organic skincare brand, AFYNA purifying cream cleanser review Continue reading Natural Beauty: AFYNA Purifying Cream Cleanser Review
Wandering through Covent Garden recently, my eye was caught by a new store setting up with fabulous yellow print wallpaper and the name OKUN, which I knew was a Yoruba word. Intrigued I popped in to find out more. ÒKUN (which means ocean) is a new London-based, Nigerian owned fashion brand producing male beachwear. The original designs are inspired by African prints such as Congolese Kuba, Ghanian Adinkra, … Continue reading OKUN: Africa Inspired Beachwear
Argan oil is currently the beauty industry’s flavour of the month. There are more argan-y products than you can shake a stick out, being launched daily it seems. Everything from hair, skin to lipstick and mascara containing argan. So I thought I’d find out a little bit more about the product dubbed ‘liquid gold’. Argan comes from the argan tree, which is native to Morocco. The … Continue reading Natural Beauty: Liquid Gold Rush – All About Argan & Wildwood Groves Argan Oil
I feel really fortunate that I do now (it took a while) appreciate the little things in life. I generally can find something to be happy about most days, even if it’s just managing to get my tights on the right way round first time (high 5s all round). I therefore think the 100 Happy Days movement asking people to find a happy moment each day for … Continue reading #100LippyDays 100 Days Of Lippiness!
Pai is a company whose philosophy I’m very much behind. It produces effective formulations, using certified organic and clean ingredients to minimise potential irritation. From botanics to the final bottle, Pai seems to be meticulous in the ingredients and processes it uses and has its own chemists – most companies outsource this role. All the products are suitable for allergy-prone and sensitive skin and Pai commits to not using … Continue reading Natural Beauty: Pai Royal Jasmine & May Chang Replenishing Body Oil Review
I love organic stuff. I love great minimalist design. I love wood. Tick tick tick – well hello Abel! I’m allergic to synthetic parfum (a word that can legally cover up to 200 different chemicals) so don’t experiment with new perfumes very often. I also find a lot of natural perfumes to be very patchouli heavy with ‘Tie Dye Goa Hippy’ packaging which doesn’t rock my world. … Continue reading Natural Beauty: Abel Organic Vintage ’13, possibly the world’s first 100% organic eau de parfum
Despite the fact I have enough cleansers to last me a small dog’s lifetime, winter makes me yearn for a cleansing balm. Eve Lom was the first balm cleanser I ever used and I still think it’s a great cleanser but I find it hard to justify buying it all the time when there are equally effective products for a fraction of the price. A recommendation … Continue reading Natural Beauty: Boots Botanics 97% Organic Hot Cloth Cleansing Balm Review
Our ancestors would think they’d died and gone to heaven if they walked into a supermarket today. All that bounty all in one place – no hunting or gathering required. Quite amazing really. You can’t beat supermarkets for convenience and I often have fun wandering the aisles exploring the goodies on the shelves. However I’m not crazy about the way they are like juggernauts crushing all … Continue reading London Food Shopping: The People’s Supermarket – for the people, by the people?