Today on the blog it’s all about the Daily Mail Inspire Beauty Awards, a fantastic offer from Korres, ‘Speed Dial Beauty’ and a very special Beauty Hamper Competition that will only be running here on my blog.
Strange times catching up with you in these changing times of restrictions. I appreciate as a business owner and an industry consultant that so many of you will be in perhaps very diverse situations, from WFH (with its stresses and distractions), to being furloughed, or losing your job. The worry of family and friends to others still in key work where no number of hours in the day are enough, as outside of your work everything takes longer.
DAILY MAIL INSPIRE BEAUTY AWARDS
It was lovely to be part of The Daily Mail judging team for the 2020 Inspire Beauty Awards with my fellow industry judges who I have worked with now across so many years! Millie Kendall, Ruby Hammer and I go back nearly 30 years to the days of launching Aveda when I ran the training operation! As well as launching so many new brands together.
SUPPORT LOCAL BEAUTY
On a sad note, I was very upset to hear of the closure of Grayshott Hall. I used to run the 60 strong therapy team coordinating with Dr’s and Nurses offering a 24/7 rehab after surgeries as diverse as amputees, gender realignment, breast cancer to supermodels and A-listers hiding out while their cosmetic procedures and surgery calmed down avoiding the paparazzi, as well as very normal clients that had just saved up for a great break. Sprinkle in Royalty, flying in and out with helicopters and bodyguards it certainly was the most enjoyable years of my hands-on treatments!
Do support your salons, spas, mobile hair and beauty services if you are able to. They are qualified in hygiene procedures and preventing contamination – obviously that has been stepped up even more with new protocols too.
SPEED DIAL BEAUTY
Never has there been such a situation in our lifetimes when self-care, talking and connecting is so essential. I hope you’ve enjoyed ‘Speed Dial a Beauty Pick Me Up’ over on my Instagram and Facebook pages. Here is my latest video:
- Be in the moment – Smell feel and enjoy each application
- Give yourself or family members a treatment
- Set up Beauty zones in the house
- Have a Beauty zoom party or connect on the phone while painting your nails together and chat
- Sit in a different chair or room to do your treatments
- Change your habits. Have different background noise (or none at all)
- Listen to relaxation or mindfulness podcast while doing your treatments
- Use your treatments time as a reset button to analyse your skin, hair, makeup, grooming, body and hair routine and try some new techniques or discover products at the back of your cupboard that need using!
Do this with others or chat with a loved one and get them started or keep them motivated and connected.
KORRES SPECIAL OFFER
This amazing Korres offer is available to buy now here. An ideal way of replenishing essentials while upgrading your formula or brand for both your own home and loved ones. This Christmas it’s about gifts that are useful in this stay-at-home situation with dry skin and hands.
The set contains Korres Pure Greek Olive Anti-Wrinkle & Hydration Jumbo Body Cream (400ml) and a Shower Gel (1litre) in a gift presentation. It’s so lovely to send direct if you’re unable to get around as normal this Christmas and you can even use these at the kitchen sink if you are a large family, for suppleness and comfort, making that hand washing experience so much more than functional.
This special offer will be available in a choice of 5 scents: New launch Olive & Peach Blossom, Olive & Blossom, Olive & Sea Salt, Olive & Honeysuckle, Olive & Golden Apple. See the first live TV launch 9pm Thursday and all-day Friday on QVCUK.
In this blog competition you could stand a chance to win this fantastic array of beauty products. All you need to do is sign up and subscribe to my blog. Click here and scroll all the way to the bottom of the page and enter your email address. Comment below with a beauty, grooming or makeup question. Competition closes on Tuesday 01st December. T&C’s apply – you can read them here.
INSTAGRAM AND FACEBOOK LIVE Q&A’S
I will be doing a few lives on my social channels on Tuesday night starting at 6:30pm. For all your beauty and grooming questions on any brand or technique Head over to Facebook. I’ll be in the new winter set if you want a ‘through the beauty keyhole’ moment.
At 8pm, over on Instagram, I will be chatting live with Liz Folce about new Korres products and the brand heritage. Do head over to Instagram and look for my post where I’m asking for questions to ask Liz and pop your questions in the comments section.
Hope to see you on Tuesday night
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