Posted on Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

IOMA LIP LIFT

I’ve been trying…

 

THE IOMA LIP LIFT

 

Overnight lip booster: Ioma

Overnight lip booster: Ioma’s Lip Lift

Another high-tech, cleverly formulated product from Ioma with an advanced active ingredient complex’ including such delights as the patented ‘Volulip’ which the company says ‘mimics the effects of hyaluronic acid injections to recreate lip volume and redefine contours’. Wow. That’s a big claim.


Posted on Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

The Life Class – learning to be a life coach

 The Life Class: I’m certified

lifeclss cert

 

One thing I’ve been doing since the start of the year is studying to be a life coach with The Life Class, an online coaching school set up by the brilliant life coach and hypnotherapist Jacqueline Hurst. I’ve been blogging about it week by week on Healthista.com if you want the full story. In brief, it’s been quite a journey, alternately fascinating and hugely challenging. I’ve learned a great deal – both about my own mind, and how to help other people manage theirs. And as of yesterday, I’ve passed the assessments and am certified. Yup, I’m proud. And yes, as with learning to drive, I know that there’s a lot more learning to come once I’m out there practising on my own.


Posted on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

EASY CATWALK HAIR – GUIDO FOR DOLCE

 

Charm school

 

The jewelled chignon: photo by Lucas Flores Piran for Redken

Guido’s  jewelled chignon: photo by Lucas Flores Piran for Redken

 

Dolce & Gabbana’s A/W15 runway show celebrated mothers and la familglia, and the hair looks created by Redken Global Creative Director Guido to go with the clothes were (of course) gorgeous. What I particularly like about them is that unlike most catwalk hair, this doesn’t look so impossible to achieve. First, make yourself a loose chignon in whatever way you can, then stick in any pretty, showy brooches and clips that you have to hand.


Posted on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015


Posted on Saturday, February 21st, 2015

SPLIT ENDS? SINGE THEM AWAY!

 

SPLIT ENDS? SINGE THEM AWAY!

 

Lighting up my hair...

Lighting up my hair… Yes, that is a candle-flame being run along a twist of my hair.

 

So why on earth am I sitting there grinning while unseen hands take a candle to my hair? Well, in Brazil, it’s know as velaterapia and it is a favourite and time-honoured technique for getting rid of split ends in long hair. And now the Richard Ward MetroSpa in Chelsea is offering it, so I felt I had to try it — I thought that, with their high-grade clientele (Middletons, Chelsea-luxe, etc) I was surely in safe hands.