Wednesday, 25 November 2015

The 'Green Skincare' Queen: Tata Harper

Named the "Queen of Green Skincare" by Forbes Magazine, Tata Harper is the founder of 100% natural and non-toxic skincare brand Tata Harper Skincare. Originally from Barranquilla, Colombia, Harper now lives and works on a 1,200 acre farm in Vermont where her company is based as part of her brand’s farm-to-face philosophy. Here we catch up with Tata...

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Want a Good Night's Sleep?

Sleep matters – it’s what all the experts are saying. But how can we get better sleep, with such hectic busy schedules? Jo Foster, founder of Kiss the Moon, led a fast-faced life in a high profile corporate job, and was in search of the answer to that very question. Discover her innovative range here...

Monday, 16 November 2015

The Eye Cream You've Been Asking For

The most requested Pinks Boutique product over the last few's finally here!

Introducing the ultimate eye cream formulated with the anti-oxidant super stars - Buriti, Baobab and Pomegranate - to help cellular rejuvenation, prevent and smooth fine lines and wrinkles and leave the delicate eye area illuminated.

With a lovely, light formula Pinks Boutique Ultimate Renewal Eye Cream is formulated with a powerful dose of anti-oxidant ingredients and a unique rich combination of omega fatty acids aid to cell regeneration and proliferation. And you won't find any toxic residues or ingredients on this 100% natural eye cream which is also fragrance free, anti-inflammatory and suitable for even the most delicate of eyes.

Sunday, 8 November 2015

10 Years of Skincare Innovation

Balance Me champions innovation by sourcing cutting-edge natural ingredients and creating unique, high performance products that push the boundaries of natural beauty.  And this year ‘Balance Me Beauty’ is turning 10 years old... Happy Anniversary! Here we catch up with Sian Jones, Balance Me Co-Creator... 

Sian Jones, Balance Me Co-creator
How did you start out?

Balance Me was founded ten years ago in 2005 after Co-Creator sisters Rebecca and Clare left their respective corporate careers behind and retrained in the holistic field in the search for a better work-life balance. They had originally created an events business called “Balance Being” where they offered companies holistic treatments and catering at their client entertaining events. They were making products in their kitchen to use at these events when they were spotted by a high street retailer and British Vogue. Within a year I joined as the third partner, bringing my retail experience and aromatherapy passion to the brand, and Balance Me was born. 10 years on, we are determined to continue pushing the boundaries of natural beauty to create unique, high performance products that solve skin concerns without creating others.

What part of your job do you enjoy the most?

Creating natural products that give fantastic results and skin benefits. Whilst training to be an aromatherapist I developed a natural flare and passion for mixing essential oils and creating beautiful, aromatherapy inspired products that give benefits to both the body and mind. I love researching into new technologies and advances to natural beauty that allow us to push the boundaries, as we did with our new cutting-edge Collagen Boost range, which contains a unique natural peptide complex, that stimulates the skin’s ability to produce collagen(sadly women in their 40’s have 50% less collagen in their skin than women in their 20’s). It is always very rewarding when we hear stories from customers about how our products have boosted their skin confidence, it makes the years of hard work, love and passion that we put into each and every product come to life.

Purity & Results: The Super Serums

 A healthy beauty solution does not have to mean forgoing real results. Enter the latest Super Serums that will transform your skin and change your beauty routine for ever...

Monday, 14 September 2015

Artisan Luxury Skincare: Inlight

Through 30 years of meticulous research, Inlight products have been created to be the perfect complement to natural and alternative therapies. Lovingly hand crafted & 100% organic, Inlight is formulated by medical doctor, homeopath and herbalist Dr Mariano Spiezia who gives us an insight into his world...

What do you wish you’d known when you started?

Nothing more than I knew at that time. Life is an adventure and I like to discover it step by step by being surprised by what happens. By observing life’s phenomena I realised that there is an innate intelligence in everything and it is fascinating to let it express itself without too much control. It knows what to do and how to do it.

What drew you to the beauty industry?

My belief that beauty shines from health. When in Italy I was heavily involved in the flourishing of the organic movement and had no doubt that this would be the right path for a better and healthier future so my commitment started then. As a doctor and medical herbalist I understand both physiology and the genius of Nature and for years I have experienced their interconnection. My ingenuity flourished with some ointments I made for some patients with skin complaints when I started my British journey with my family living at Higher Boden - an organic farm in Cornwall. Those early day results sparked the idea of developing a pure, organic, effective skin care line. The aim was to bring health back into the beauty industry proving that healthy skin can only be beautiful. We were the first UK Company certified 100% organic across the whole range by the Soil Association: a great joy and achievement.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Baobab & Blueberry Smoothie - Recipe

Baobab is ‘The Feel Good Fruit’. Baobab has one of the highest antioxidant levels in the world, and the highest among all its fruity friends. Antioxidants are incredibly anti-inflammatory and fight disease inducing free radicals in our body. Meaning they're incredibly anti cancerous! Combined with the added benefits of blueberries, you’ve got yourself a nutrient packed treat!

Aduna Baobab Superfruit Powder is a 100% natural, nutrient-dense, raw wholefood. It is also almost 50% fibre and a rich source of vitamin C, calcium, potassium and thiamin. There is no such thing as a baobab plantation; every tree is community-owned and wild harvested.

This recipe by Saskia Gregson-Williams (Naturally Sassy) shared with us via Aduna’s blog is the easy and tasty way to incorporate baobab into your diet. Blueberries are one of her favourite fruits and go incredibly well with baobab. 

1 tsp Aduna Baobab Superfruit Powder
1 banana
1 cup blueberries
2 medjool dates
1 cup almond milk
Method: Just blend!

Shop here for: Aduna Baobab Powder (from £7.99)

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

The 'Food-Grown' Expert Supplements

Wild Nutrition is a food supplement range changing the face of vitamins. Founded by husband and wife team, Charlie and Henrietta Norton, this Food-State range offers the highest quality supplements available today. Here we catch up with expert Nutritional Therapist, Henrietta. 

How did you choose the name ‘Wild Nutrition’? 

It was a very organic process really. We wanted something that would be reflective of the natural ingredients inside the products and we were sitting around the kitchen table with our family and someone just shouted out ‘Wild Health’ which we immediately turned into Wild Nutrition. It was a light bulb moment and we’ve never looked back.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

The Top 5 Clean Exfoliators

Exfoliators can work wonders for your complexion, unclogging pores, minimizing the signs of aging and brightening skin. Using the wrong formula, however, can leave your skin feeling sorry for itself. Like with any facial treatment, effective exfoliation lies in finding the right product targeted for your skin type. Here's what to use...

Friday, 8 May 2015

Health, Beauty & Social Responsibility

Aduna is an Africa-inspired health and beauty brand and social business. Aduna's products feature extraordinary and unique natural ingredients from across the continent. Here we catch up with co-founder Andrew Hunt. 

Aduna means ‘life’ or ‘world’ in Wolof – what one thing can’t you live without in your daily life?
The most important thing for me by far is to wake up every morning and be inspired about what I am doing with my life. As long as I have this, then the rest slots easily into place. And thankfully with Aduna, inspiration is never in short supply. 

How often do you get to go back and visit the African communities that Aduna work with?
Not enough. Ironically, since co-founding Aduna I have spent less time in Africa than ever before. However this year I have already been to Africa twice, which is amazing. When I arrive there I am often feeling like an iPhone on low battery, but after a week of being plugged back in, I come home fully charged.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

The Ultimate Skin-Renewal Rituals

This range of 4 targeted masks offers the perfect cocktail of treatments where vine extracts meet highly purifying clays, with exfoliating and nourishing ingredients for the ultimate skin-renewing ritual.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Modern Nails with an Edge

INTENSAE is modern and luxurious with an edge: a range of high-performance nail lacquers using an exclusive 5-free formula and combining equal measures of work and play for a healthy yet indulgent lifestyle. Here we catch up with co-founders, Christian and James.

Where do you see your (brand/self) in 5 years?
Christian: Happy, independent and being able to share with others, same goes for the brand.
James: We will continue to develop INTENSAE with even more exciting and innovative products. It’s important we give back and remain committed to the creation of coveted products that remain healthy and safe to use.

Monday, 27 April 2015

The Top 6 Clean Bronzers

There is one safe way to get that golden glow, and it's in your makeup bag: bronzer. Our natural mineral bronzers will give you a touch of light, or a deep golden tan without the toxins.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

The Perfect Night's Sleep: Sleepy Cow

Drift off into a perfect night’s sleep with our new Cowshed Sleepy Cow Calming collection. Here is the answer to all your dreams!

The Colours of Spring

Spring makeup tends to look like peachy lips, pastel eyes and bronze skin, but the beauty looks this season is throwing us a few surprises in the form of vivid lips and strokes of brilliant color.