As a true devotee to the clan of the 'Pale & Interesting' I feel very little desire to lie in the sun for the sake of a little colour and, frankly, have seen too many wrinkles and sun damage on worshippers of the tan to risk it anyway. However I appreciate a healthy glow as much as the next girl and it does make us feel more summery so....there's a right and a wrong way to get it.
Exfoliate is the word to wave around, and do it well, scrub everything ladies..knees, elbows, shins and toes and heels...in fact, don't miss a patch as this is the foundation of faking it right. Follow with a little light moisturiser on the extra dry bits before you sweep your product on in long upward strokes. Then give it time to dry before applying your skinnies and sandals....oh, and please....please....wear gloves.
Take me back take me back to the days when a coffee break meant just that! Now a coffee break is a juggling act of e mail, tweet, text checking and a cold cuppa at the end !
However...Praise be to technology..now I can keep you informed of all our exciting new ethica developments and products at most any old time.....incidentally ..see ethica @westacrethestre on June 29 for crafts arts n more xx
morning all!....and welcome to one of our newest delights!
With a great big shot of mint to clear your mind, cajeput, or 'white tree oil' to clarify your thoughts and for its pain relieving properties, warming and comforting clove bud oil and a sweet dash of lavender oil to calm and soothe.
Massage into your touch points. Temples, wrists, ankles, backs of knees and.......feel better.
ethica 'just kiss me' lip butters arrive today and the first 5 people to e mail us with a request will receive one free! Delicious organic flavours and gorgeous essential oils blend to make luscious lips so....be hasty....grab one now.
We've started our ethica day with another glorious walk in the woods...here's Obi hamming it up for the blog photo with a huge and frankly, not at all practical, trophy stick!
20 dates blended with a tablespoon of almond butter a handful of gluten free oats and a couple of tablespoons of almond milk. add chopped nuts and seeds of your choice ( I used hazelnuts and sunflower seeds) bake for 10 mins at 180. cool and then pour over melted cacao.......scrummy.
I have been hugely inspired by www.deliciouslyella.com and all of her fabulous recipes.
Even avoided the two meals a night syndrome by making butternut squash and lentil korma and then throwing cooked chicken into theirs at the last minute.....they hoovered it up.
A beeeaaauutiful day in Norfolk today, a peaceful start to it with Obi in the woods and a sighting of Mr Fox (always delights us both...for different reasons, I suspect!) The Foxgloves are blooming and the earth smells sweet. Obi (who has long given up chasing rabbits and is now more of an observer) spotted 5 bunnies which
Skin care Guru lives and works in rural Norfolk with her family.