skincare

Pre-order my new book: Face Values



DROP EVERYTHING, it’s a major news day today!

I’m finally able to talk about my second book, Face Values: The New Beauty Rituals and Skincare Secrets, which will be appearing in warehouses any day now and in shops on September 16th.

Face Values: The New Beauty Rituals and Skincare Secrets is not your average beauty how-to book. It’s beauty through a lifestyle lens, a show-and-tell of identity stories, beauty philosophies, wellbeing rituals and relatable skincare revelations from a truly wonderful global line-up of contributors.

What is Bethann Hardison’s unusual relaxation ritual? How did a frustrating skin condition influence Gucci Westman’s make-up line? What’s Linda V Wright’s grey hair hack? Which superstar DJ can’t live without her Byredo candles, Weleda Skinfood and her neti pot? The key takeaway is not to sell you products and ‘perfection’ (although there are product recommendations) but to celebrate the sensorial everyday rituals that make us feel good in an overwhelming world.

While the official launch date is September 16th, the pre-order is almost as important, so if the book piques your interest (or you enjoyed my first book), do consider pre-ordering it from Waterstones*, Barnes & Noble, Walmart*, WHSmith, Foyles, Hatchards, Bookshops.org or Amazon* to give it a head start and some added visibility. (Oh, algorithms!)

For more info you can see inside the book here



Face Values - The New Beauty Rituals and Skincare Secrets by Navaz Batliwalla featuring Isa-Welly Locoh-Donou by Kasia Bobula





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Confirmed: The Glossier London store IS returning to Covent Garden



…But not in the same place.

News just in! The Glossier London store is returning to Covent Garden. The most successful of the global Glossier pop-ups, the permanent London store will be opening in a new spot – just a few yards from its previous location in Floral Street.

Scheduled for an end-of-year opening, expect to see the new Glossier Covent Garden store at a location in the much-more-visible King Street, which is practically next door to the Apple store and alongside the Covent Garden piazza, thus much better for footfall. (more…)



Shiseido X Roxy suncare sets



Shiseido x Roxy Suncare Stick Bodycare Gift Set

Here’s a quick suncare heads-up. This Shiseido X Roxy SPF set* (above) has arrived at John Lewis and it’s a very good buy for topping up your SPF if you’re out and about.

The mini size (20ml) Clear Suncare Stick SPF50+ Very High Protection works under and over make-up and its clear formulation obviously means there’s no issue with blending it in. As well as protecting against UVA and UVB rays, it offers skin moisturising properties and is suitable for combination, dry, normal, oily and sensitive skins. Also included in the Roxy printed cotton pouch is a 30ml Shiseido After-sun Intensive Recovery Emulsion. This calms sun-exposed skin and adds a dewy après-sun finish. The set is £32 – buy it here*. (more…)



Old and new spring beauty



Olverum Pure Radiance Facial Oil

After the longest winter ever, we’re finally seeing glimmers of brighter days ahead. The one thing that’s kept me going beauty-wise has been products that engage the senses. Much as I appreciate purely functional products, I’m far more likely to use things if they look, smell and feel nice.


SKINCARE.
Apart from the odd central heating-induced breakout, my skin’s been surprisingly well behaved this year. My morning routine is fairly simple – oil or balm cleanser, followed by hydrating serum, moisturiser and facial oil. Shiseido’s Vital Protection Radiance Serum* (£106 below) has been a joy to use. Even though it’s a creamy texture, it’s quite ‘wet’, so it gives a good amount of slip for morning facial massage (I use my knuckles but you can also use a gua sha stone). While it’s pitched as anti-ageing (for fading dark spots and firming the jawline), I just use it as an extra boost of hydration. (more…)