So...here is my latest beauty page for North norfolk living magazine! I have to say that I'm very proud to be invited to take part in this fabulous publication...being an honorary Norfolk Lass...well I've lived here for more than 20 years now so I think I could be excepted as a local?
the magazine spreads the news of exciting events and wonderful producers and artisans around the Norfolk coast from delicious deli's to creative crafters and fabulous fashionistas....wellies n all!!
I hope you'll take a peek at this months Christmas edition and all of the gorgeous gift suggestions and, who knows....we might tempt you to visit Norfolk for a spot of festive shopping?
In love with the Danish word / concept of 'hygge' (cozyness and together with old friend-ness eating home made cookies and watching old movies around the fire-ness) its cocoa and slippers and walking in the snow...the stuff of happiness and homeliness and.....I love it. In a world where we all seem intent on disconnecting you've gotta love an idea thats all about connection.
What better place to start than a mug of 'around the fire' tea from www.hyggetea.com
Check out our three pretty shades of lip & cheek balm! Ruby Rocks is a gorgeous deep shade of claret, Sugar Baby is a beautiful blush of cherry red and Rosy Posy is a cute pale pink frost. All tinted with natural ingredients and packed with butters and oils to soften and protect your lips & cheeks.
And all only....£8.00 www.ethicaskincare.com
At ethica we love to re use and re cycle. We package all of our orders in the material our ingredients arrive in and also the boxes and we are always delighted when our lovely customers help us too. Big thank you to Julie from Port St William for sending back her bottles for re use....you're our champion for this week!
100 years ago (how is that possible?!) the pillar of fashion & beauty journalism that is 'Vogue' was founded. The magazine that is part of any style loving girls history and part of British life as we know it is a century old and my..my..doesn't she look as fabulous as ever! It goes without saying that when they asked if ethica wanted to be included in the March edition of Vogue we couldn't say no....so...look out for the beauty pages in the beautiful centenarian that is, for many, the holy grail of fashion bibles....ethica in Vogue!!!.....we are quietly leaping about with joy here!!
very quick note today as have been at it all day (working!) ... a note on the benefits of Turmeric:
a simply amazing anti inflammatory when treating inside and out...and yes, i have tested it several times on un removable splinters found on both self and himself....simply blend a teaspoon of the wonder spice with olive oil and lavender oil and apply...wrap in cling film. The pain will leave very quickly and the inflammation will dissipate soon enough to surprise you.....give it a go!...warning...skin will be tinted yellow for a day or so!...its worth it.
continuing my quest for a cure for itchy eyes....I have also been blinking mad!! The theory (I love a good theory) is that as we age we blink far less than when we are younger. Blinking encourages the flow of natural oils from the tiny outlets around the eye rim and among the lashes, so when we blink less our eye are less lubricated. Ive been using my blinking therapy 20 times every morning and night in bed (he hasn't left me yet!) and I really think it contributes to the fact that my eyes are better......give it a try? whats to loose. xxx
New on the eye treatments I have been testing....I read that hot compress helps to relieve dry eyes: theory is that the tiny sebum glands around the eye can become blocked by dry skin in the winter and because of irritation from eye make up or blepheritis (a common eye condition) So...using a hot compress warms the skin and allows the natural oils to flow from the sebum glands, thereby soothing and moisturising the lashes and sensitive eye area naturally. I have been using this method for a couple of weeks and can report that it works brilliantly! Its necessary to use water as hot as you can comfortably bear and initially to repeat three times a day...I've cut down to twice a day now and my eyes are pretty much back to normal.
Hope this is of use to anyone suffering from dry eyes this winter **
Anyone suffering, as I do, with dry & itchy eyes in the winter weather? I'm testing out (in my witchy way) the benefits of different herb tinctures to treat this problem instead of using bicarbonate of soda, as had been suggested to bathe my eyes...too harsh me thinks!
I have made a chamomile and green tea eye bath. Chamomile & Green Tea are both anti inflammatory and super soothing, just soak a few of the herbs in boiled water and leave to cool, then sit with cotton pads steeped in the liquid for as long as you can manage (without someone suggesting you do something...like wash up, errands, hoovering, e mails..bla bla) and feel the soothing power of plants!
Watch this space for results.....actually after just one day my eyes feel tons fresher and are NOT itchy.
Skin care Guru lives and works in rural Norfolk with her family.