Month: April 2016

Who needs Botox when you can have an ‘advanced facial’!

So, last week I thought it was about time (change of seasons and all) that I treated myself to a facial. But this wasn’t just any facial – enter Emma Bennett, ‘advanced facialist’ extraordinaire! Emma offers luxury problem solving facials from a number of different locations in and around London and luckily for me one of those locations is the Amida Spa at the David Lloyd Club in Beckenham, which is where I happen to swim – yey! Emma’s ethos is very much in line with my approach to ageing, as all her treatments are non-invasive and contain no toxins,...

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Smooth Mama’s perfectly princely acai smoothie

In honour of the purple man himself, this week’s stupendously deeeelishous smoothie is bought to you mostly by the gloriously purple acai berry! Acai (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) looks similar to both a grape and a blueberry and is harvested from palm trees found around the Amazon River in South America, where it’s a traditional remedy for diarrhoea, parasitic infections, haemorrhages and ulcers :-0 With a flavour rather like wild berries and chocolate, it’s now widely available in supermarkets and health food stores, usually in the form of a powder or juice – its nutrient value diminishes quite quickly after harvesting,...

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Beeyoutee compendium

Love this little literary find – Pretty Honest is the “straight-talking beauty companion” by Sali Hughes, who is a journalist, broadcaster, Guardian columnist and founder of the award-winning salihughesbeauty.com. With over 20 years experience in the beauty industry and a focus on the “physical and emotionally transformative powers of make-up”, Sali presents a serious but at the same time witty instruction manual on everything from teenage skin to mature beauty, Botox to bridal make-up, perfect manicures to the power of the brow, trouble shooting hair problems to perfume choices, and everything in between. A firm believer that looking good...

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MYO Cellulite busting coffee scrub

OK, so there isn’t a single product out there that will bust those dimples completely, despite what the manufacturers tell you, but this home-made little number is a great place to start, if like me, your butt (and any other bits) looks like a bag of cottage cheese :-0 1 cup of coffee grounds – stimulates circulation, exfoliates and helps to draws out impurities and excess fluid 3 tbsp coconut oil – rich in vitamin E, antibacterial properties and antioxidants 3 tbsp sweet almond oil – rich in vitamin E and very moisturising 1.5 tbsp sea salt – an...

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Smooth Mama makes magic with mango and friends

In celebration of her sober life, Smooth Mama brings you this flame coloured superfood smoothie. Packed full of vitamins, antioxidants and some of those precious little gifts from the bees, this will leave you feeling satisfied and energised in no time! 1 mango 2 apricots 1 plum juice of 1 lime water  dash each of propolis, bee pollen, maca and baobab, then Omniblend to superfood beeliciousness! What is propolis? Most bee-derived products have been studied for their health properties. Propolis (Pro-before, Polis-city = defence of the city) is the resinous substance that bees gather from the leaf buds of trees...

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