Could you share some WFH home/quick zoom beauty wins with us?
I haven't worn a scrap of makeup over the last seven weeks and as a result my complexion is clearer than ever. I have been spending a lot longer on my skincare routine though, something that is normally quite rushed. The best addition has been my 001 Skincare CRYOpress facial roller, you pop it in the freezer and the cold temperature triggers increased blood circulation, pumping oxygen and nutrients to the skin and encouraging lymphatic drainage. There is a visible difference after just one use, I will definitely be using it on clients when I return to work.
The one product I always recommend is Ole Henriksen Glow Cycle Retin-ALT Power Serum. Retinol is the gold standard of anti ageing products, however it makes skin more sensitive to sun exposure, this plant-derived alternative has all the benefits of a regular retinol without the harsh side effects.
I have also discovered Bolt Beauty, a new skincare brand that has developed a cleanser, moisturiser, serum and blemish fighter all in capsule form. These single use capsules prevent product wastage and are made from biodegradable seaweed, meaning they dissolve in warm water after use. Hopefully this clever type of packaging will pave the way for more sustainable skincare, that will protect our oceans for future generations.
Have you learned anything new about yourself during this time?
I have learnt that anything is possible with ambition and human connection. I am a workaholic and initially the thought of not doing my everyday job was extremely daunting, but I have spent the time developing a new wellness website, WELL CURATED, with one of my greatest friends. We have kept each other sane and achieved so much in the process, using our contacts in completely different ways to build a new business that will hopefully benefit a lot of people.
I have also realised I have a whole wardrobe of clothes in London I really don’t need, I drove down here with one bag, the contents some running kit and a cosy cashmere jumper and I haven't wanted for anything else… except maybe your festival throw for thebeach, as an emblem of hope and courage and compassion.
Do you have any music or book recommendations you can share with us?
The Course of Love by Alain de Botton
Normal People by Sally Rooney
The Consequences of Love by Gavanndra Hodge
Can you spot the theme? Maybe grab some tissues before you start!
I also love Holiday Magazine, for inspiration and a visual escape from it all.