Discover new products and enjoy some pampering in The Victoria Quarter
The Victoria Quarter is fast becoming known as the city’s beauty hub. This month sees a whole range of exciting new products in the beauty boutiques that have made their home there.
New to Neal’s Yard Remedies is a Rose, Lime and Cucumber skincare collection Deliciously Ella comprising two products – a facial wash and moisturiser
The two products are the result of a partnership between NYR and global wellness guru Ella Mills.
Ella admits that the idea of creating the products came from the fact that people were always asking her what she used on her skin and the idea sprang from that. “My skincare routine has always been really simple and I wanted to create something that I would genuinely use myself and my followers could enjoy too”, says Ella
The ingredients Ella chose for her products are all her favourite beauty foods “I use them in my cooking for their benefits internally, but they also have amazing benefits for the skin when used topically”
“I am also obsessed with the scent of the rose, if you open my bathroom cabinet its rose everything – I find it the prettiest smell in the world”, she adds.
Creating the two products from the first concept to final development took around 18 months. “The products are simple and easy to use as a first skincare regime, or equally can be used by people of any age who are looking for a radiance boost using organic products”
“Ultimately I want to target people who care as much about what they put on their face, as what they put in their body”, adds Ella. Both products are now available at the Victoria Quarter NYR boutique.
TAKE A TRIP TO SPACE
Don’t you just love visiting that Aladdin’s cave of tempting and beautiful products – Space NK. Its shelves showcase an expertly curated selection of beauty discoveries from around the globe and are laden with the most sought after luxury products and beauty solutions.
The hottest new product, that has been flying off the shelves, is Talikas Light Therapy. Light Therapy is not a cream but a little instrument of time control. Talikas has taken over ten years to create a Light Therapy device that you can use at home.
The Time Control version is simply amazing. It really does target signs of ageing round the eyes and can also be used on lines round the mouth and on the forehead. Just switch on this little pen like device and use it on the skin where you need the treatment. It takes only one minute morning and evening to dispense the Light Therapy.
Need to wind down before the holidays then treat yourself to Open Space Bath and Shower Oil by Aromatherapy Associations & Space NK. Add a few drops to the bath or rub into your body before showering and you’ll slip into a state of calm and find space to calm your thoughts before that long awaited break.
A LONDON LARK
It’s fashionably young and fun! That’s how to describe Jo Malone’s newest fragrance Basil and Neroli. Created by Master Perfumer Anne Flipo who describes it as “a fresh, sophisticated, sensual floral with green facets – stunning in its simplicity”.
The tops notes are basil, the heart neroli and the base white musk. The collection has two sizes of cologne, a body and hand wash, body cream and a home candle. It’s delightfully fresh and has a hidden spirit of adventure that is guaranteed to evoke memories in years to come. It’s well worth waiting for this fragrance’s launch on 1st September but hurry to the Jo Malone boutique before it all sells out.
The three floors of the Liz Earle store make an exciting voyage of discovery. New products include a New Superkin Eye Cream that refreshes and brightens in one supercharged step and also reduces puffiness. There’s also a new bronzing product Sheer Skin Tint which gives a natural looking veil of colour and a radient glow. Like all Liz Earle products it’s full of natural goodness and supercharged botanicals.
There’s also an old friend back in the store with the launch of Rose and Lavender Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser. Originally launched as a limited edition it now joins the permanent range.
And if you are looking for a spot of pampering then there are bespoke facials that are relaxing, restoring and revitalizing for your skins needs. The body’s not forgotten either with blissful body massages and relaxing back massages. Ideal as a pre-holiday treat or just to spoil yourself.