Friday, 30 September 2011

Sheabutter Cottage Akuaba Belly Butter 70g review

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Rating: 6/5, available from Sheabutter Cottage for £8.85 (+p&p).

Oh yes; your eyes do not deceive you we have given this 6 out of 5. A TBT first.

One of my closest friends, Angela, has decided that it's time to get fit, and at 19 stone she has a lot of work to do and a lot of emotional issues to overcome. So far she has lost 2 stone and we are immensely proud of her.

But Angela has hit a roadblock; she had no way to get rid of her stretch marks and, sometimes, the sight of them alone can really affect her mindset. So, we got researching; a couple of people swore by cacao butter, some shea butter, and others relied solely on olive oil. But Angela had tried all off these nourishing ingredients with no effect. Only when Em went for lunch with her recently pregnant sister, J, did we find out about this product. J had no stretch marks from her pregnancy and swears by this body butter. Before now we'd never bought anything but shampoo from the Cioccolatina range at Sheabutter cottage.

With haste we purchased a tub of this miracle body butter. After the first day of use, Angela's stretch marks had visibly reduced. We're talking centimetres of reduction here. The most reduction was seen in the first week, but she has been using it regularly and it has made such a difference to her stomach, legs and arms.

It's great for nourishing the skin and hair. There's nothing more to say really. We love it!

If you'd like to check out our reviews on other Sheabutter cottage products, you might like:
Sheabutter Cottage Store Review
Argan & Cocoa Butter Shampoo Review
Murumuru For Your Hair and Skin Review
Tropical Isle Living Jamaican Black Castor Oil Red Pimento Hair Growth Oil
Authentic African Soap Review
Olive Squalane Review

Ingredients: Unrefined Cocoa Butter, Unrefined Shea Butter, Papaya Oil, Marula Oil, Organic Rosehip Oil, Monoi de Tahiti Oil, Vitamin E.

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint 40ml Review

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Available from Liz Earle for £21.00 (+p&p), & QVC for £29.24 as part of a set (+ £3.95 p&p).

Liz Earle's brand new tinted moisturiser has been getting a lot of publicity lately.  QVC seems to have had it on rotation and we've had 3 sets of samples through the door. My sister was so impressed by the QVC presentation that she ordered her very own sheer skin tint last week.

The available colours are:
  • Bare - suited to fair, alabaster skin types.
  • Medium - suited to most caucasian skin types.
  • Beach - suited to suntanned or olive skin tones and most asian skin tones.
I find it a bit odd that nothing has been developed for darker skin tones. But I guess that that's another post, for another time.

One thing that you need to know about this product is that the 3 available colours are not standard; "bare", is definitely for people who are naturally very pale on the site they describe it as "best suited to alabaster skin". My sister usually wears a very light coloured foundation and even she found that it was far too pale for her.

Medium was perfect for her and Beach suited me. But I can't say I was very impressed, the texture was quite thick. The light reflecting particles seems to have missed the batch of samples that came through and the "dewy glow" that is continually referred to by marketing when referring to this product is hiding. Instead of moisturising it seemed to dry my skin out and give a matte finish.
My sister, on the other hand, loved it. She's been trying to wean herself off using foundation and this seems to be the perfect replacement.

One thing you've got to remember is that this is a tinted moisturiser; it won't cover up blemishes, thread veins, broken capillaries, redness or blotches.

Funnily enough there are no mediochre or bad reviews on the Liz Earle site which I think is a shame. QVC on the other hand has mixed reviews; some people say it's too heavy and that you can feel it on your skin all day long, others say that it left their skin too greasy, or sticky, or dry, some have said that the coverage is poor given the pricetag, and others have loved it.

For that reason, we can't give it a proper rating. Would I buy or use it on a regular basis? No. If you're trying to wean yourself off foundation then this could be perfect, then again, it might just dry your skin out. I'm not impressed by the limited colour selection, we really should be beyond that by now. Maybe their demographic is predominantly caucasian or of a light olive skin tone, but they should have done a shade for people with darker skin. Judging by the reviews on QVC, however, it doesn't look like anyone with darker skin is missing out on much.

Have you tried Sheer Skin Tint? What did you think?

Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, C12-15 Alkyl benzoate, Zinc oxide, Titanium dioxide, Sorbitol, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 dimethicone, Isononyl isononanoate, Polyglyceryl-4 isostearate, Talc, Disteardimonium hectorite, Sodium chloride, Squalane, Borage seed oil, Polyhydroxystearic acid, Propylene glycol, Alumina, Aluminum stearate, Silica, Isostearic acid, Stearic acid, Aluminum hydroxide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Sodium dehydroacetate, Methicone, Vitamin E, Avocado oil, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Titanium dioxide, CI 77491 (iron oxides), CI77492 (iron oxides), CI77499 (iron oxides).

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Ooosha Raw, Amy Levin's Raw Chocolate Class

Raw chocolate folk and the hand of Amy Levin.
Price: £200
Time: 11am - 4pm
Location: East Sussex

A few weeks back I was looking through vivapure's monthly e-mail, tucked away at the bottom of the page was an advertisement for a raw chocolate class with Amy Levin. The woman who is at the forefront of raw chocolate and patisserie.

Having classicaly trained as a chef and training at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, Amy has worked (and consulted) for a number of the UK's best raw food and chocolate companies, not to mention Saf. Amy is a veritable supernova in the raw universe (of course, I mean that as a compliment).

The first thing that I have to say is that this lady is stunning - I don't know whether it's the chocolate, the rawness or just good genes, but this lady got it going on. Some might say that this alone is advertisement for her courses, which is fair but those people would miss out on all of the photographs of chocolate deliciousness.

Raw white chocolate enrobed mango & dark chocolate truffles

I've been making raw chocolate and cooked chocolate at home for what seems like years now, but I love learning and was desperate to find a course that give me some inspiration and cover chocolate making in detail.

I packed a water bottle (as advised), an apron, snacks, a notepad, a pen and bundled myself into the car at 6am. We arrived 4 hours later and the only item that I ended up using from my bag of tricks was....the pen. Some people took lots of notes, but I found it easier to observe and make notes in the hefty booklet provided. (If you do go on the course, Amy will likely tell you that the booklet has everything you need to know but that you are welcome to bring a notepad. She is right, unless you need to take lots of notes you'd probably be better off with a set of pens).

Raw chocolate windfall

We started by covering tempering which, if done correctly, sets your chocolate with a glass and a satisfying 'snap' when broken or bitten into. If done incorrectly,your chocolate will be dull and have white streaks, spots or a white film over the top. This does nothing to the flavour of the chocolate but the texture will be slightly grainy and there won't be any satisfying 'snap'. To do so, the raw ingredients were brought up to temperature in the vitamix or a bain marie, and swiftly popped into a bowl and whisked until brought down to, approximately, 31 degrees. At which point it is ready to use.

We made raw, vegan white chocolate, milk chocolate, dark chocolate and gianduja (similar to a hazelnut fudge). Learned how to coat chocolates without getting covered in chocolate (use a fork- this had never occurred to me before) and make coloured white chocolates using natural colourings like raspberry powder, turmeric, spinach powder and red pepper powder. Magic. One of the most interesting tips with regards to using  fruit in chocolate was to use freezedried fruits. But I've found that dehydrating raspberries for a few days (until it becomes a small crunchy treat) gives a similar result. After each creation, a little quality control was obviously we had to taste the chocolates. The result? Sooo delicious and 'snappy'.

Raw peppermint crunch

Amy mentioned that she doesn't like using coconut oil when making chocolate, and that if you are to add more than 10% of an additional fat to your chocolate mix it can negatively affect tempering. One of the things I enjoyed most about the course was seeing how someone else works through the creative process. I suppose that coconut oil reduces the melting temperature, chocolate melts at body temperature whereas coconut oil melts at a much lower temperature so it must affect the texture of the chocolate.

As a word of warning; water is disastrous to tempering. If you do plan to temper your chocolate at home make sure that all of your equipment is dry. This week, while experimenting with a new recipe, one solitary drop of water trickled from my fingertip into the chocolate. "What, in the name of Horatio, have I done?!"* I thought to myself, praying that the chocolate would ignore the water and proceed to shiny snappable glory. And you know what? It didn't. The chocolate itself came out beautifully, but it had teeny streaks running through it. Dag nabbit! Thankfully, it didn't affect the flavour too much.

Amy told us that, when chocolate making, you need to be in a happy place. Things can go wrong fast and you need to be able to jump all over it, figuratively speaking. To help this along, I can recommend playing some Jackie Wilson, Yerba Buena or, if you want muchos personality when in the kitchen, Gogol Bordello in the background. The latter, however, might take a bit of getting used to.

Raw Orange Gianduja dipped in chocolate.

The class had a great atmosphere, Amy explained everything thoroughly and was more than happy to break it down for us if we got confused. Another bonus was that the group was small, so everyone got a chance to ask questions and get a good grasp of everything that was being taught.

Previous reviews have mentioned that the course is better suited to commercial purposes, but I'd tend to disagree. It's informative without being overwhelming and is so very inspirational. If you love chocolate, raw or cooked, or just love to create then this is the course for you.

If you'd like to know more about the lovely Amy and her classes click here to be taken to her blog, Ooosha...Raw Culinary Artistry and click here to be taken to the Ooosha site (complete with accompaniment from one Joshua Bell) where you can buy her chocolates and check out some of her recipes. If you get the chance, have a go at making one, they are a real treat!

* For the record, I don't adopt the name "Horatio" when I'm cooking (Although thinking about it now, it could be pretty cool...I could adopt a persona and wear a character based hat. Or a T-shirt that says "what would Horatio do?"), I had just finished watching CSI Miami. Is it just me, or does it look like Horatio really wishes that he had been a swimwear/underwear model at some point in his life?

.   .   .  Ahem

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Intelligent Nutrients Spray-On Detangler 60ml Review

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Rated: 4/5, available at lovelula for £8.00 (+p&p).

Update: This has become our go to spray on detangler, we judged it way too quickly and can't apologise enough! It leaves her beautifully conditioned and gives hair colour extra vibrance!
Just launched at Lovelula, Intelligent Nutrients are tipped to be the next big thing. Founded by Horst M. Rechelbacher, Intelligent Nutrients is a health and beauty brand that has developed 100% food based, non-toxic, eco friendly, organic, fair trade, sustainably created products.

Sounds like Magic.
I had high hopes for this; an all natural leave in detangler. It does do the job, but it can leave hair heavy and dull. So I decided to test it out on my friends, the results were so mixed. People with the same hair type had completely different results across age groups, some people had spectacular results and others swore never to touch the product again. The smell isn't overpowering and soon dissipates, but it could be better.

The ingredients are alone are fantastic, and for that reason I couldn't bring myself to give it less than 50%. It's an admirable attempt. And it might be beneficial to someone with thicker hair, maybe.

Have you tried any Intelligent Nutrients products? What did you think?

Ingredients: Certified Organic Apple Fruit Water, Certified Organic Glycerin, Certified Organic Lecithin, Certified Organic Pineapple Fruit Extract, Certified Organic Grain Alcohol with Certified Organic Bergamot Oil, Certified Organic Glucose and Maltodextrin, Certified Organic Intellimune® Seed Oil Complex of Black Cumin, Pumpkin, Red Grape, Red Raspberry and Cranberry Seed Oils, Certified Organic Essential Oils and Flavors: Intelligent Nutrients Restore™

Monday, 26 September 2011

John Masters Bourbon Vanilla and Tangerine Hair Texturizer Review

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Rating: 4/5, available from Feel Unique for £21 (incl p&p); Naturisimo for £21 (incl p&p); & Lovelula for £21 (excl p&p).

I have a love hate relationship with this product; on the one hand I would most definitely buy it again, on the other I think it could be done better with the addition of one or two ingredients. But we'll get to that later.

Up until recently I didn't really use products in my hair, my friends would say that the occasional use of 3 products hardly counts, but it's something that I find quite hard to incorporate into my day-to-day 'beauty' regime.  I've also noticed that so many styling products look great to begin with and gradually weigh the hair down , so it's safe to say that I'm a little apprehensive about  hair products outside the shampoo/conditioner spectrum.

And then my hairdresser introduced me to hair clay; it tamed my hair, boosted volume and gave the whole look definition. From what I could tell it was easy to use, cost effective (a little went a long way) and the effects lasted  for approximately 3 hours. Not bad, I thought. All I'd have to do is run my fingers through my hair and pull it at for a few seconds and....voila! boosted hair.

My hair is naturally curly and I've had great results with the John masters Citrus and Neroli detangler, Em and L are also big fans of it's detangling skills. It was the awesomeness of the detangler that persuaded me to part with £21 for this small pot of (what I hoped would be) magic.

First off; this product smells DELICIOUS without being overpowering. I'm serious, if I could shmear this over a cracker I would have finished it by now. But it's for my hair, not my tummy. Although it's quite small (you only get 57g per jar) you really only need a little bit. So far I've used it by tapping my finger into the jar, rubbing it between my hands and running my fingers through my hair  (or scrunching it) to boost volume, and also to tame flyaways (albeit for a few hours).

You only need a very small amount for effect, it also leaves the hair incredibly soft and well conditioned without veering off into greasy territory. The most positive points are that; it doesn't leave your hair stiff, if you need to "reactivate" it then you just need to scrunch up your hair, and it doesn't weigh your hair down.

Now to the potential improvements, one of the most popular hair clays on the market is Sebastian Craft Clay (formally Crude Clay). This is the hair clay my hairdresser used, and it was fab (apart from the smell). But we wanted to see whether we could find something better, so we hit the drawing board and opted for John Masters hair texturiser. The thing is there is no powder in this product, Sebastian craft clay has kaolin clay and a variaton of bentonite clay in. Which got me thinking; what would the addition of kaolin clay give this product? I added 10g of kaolin clay which not only made the mixture thicker (if you do this you'll need to use a mini blender/food processor or brute strength to whisk it up into a smooth consistency.) but gives me longer lasting results. Pretty fab! If you'd like to buy some kaolin clay for yourself click here.

What are your favourite hair products? Let us know in the comments!

Ingredients: Castor seed oil, Glycerin, Shea butter,* Sorbitol, Panthenol, Bourbon vanilla oil,* Orange flower oil,* Tangerine peel oil,* Grapefruit peel oil,* Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Ascorbic acid, Phytic acid.
* organic ingredients

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Reading for the weekend 23/09 & an appeal

  • The National Geographic reports that Squid males evolved a shot-in-the-dark mating strategy, to the extent (they suggest) that they are bisexual by accident.

  • A 19 year old has developed the sunsaluter - a device made from metal and bamboo that allows solar panels to track the sun (without the use of electricity). Check out Clean Technica for more.

  • Do you want to know how to live more sustainably? Do you like the idea of fresh eggs in the morning (and helping to support the survival of our feathered dinosaur friends)? Why not hire an Urban Chicken Consultant?

Friday, 23 September 2011

It's been a long time....

Once more blogging consistency has been awful! I promise this is all about to change back to normal. I'm going to double up posts next week so you've not missed out on anything!

Last weekend I went to Amy Levin's fabulous raw chocolate making class - the review will follow shortly!

We've had an influx of new products over the past few weeks; so we have loads to write up!

We've missed you guys!!


Friday, 16 September 2011

Our Iridology Session @ Content

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Huge apologies for the lack of posting this week, I came down with some sort of headachey flu and it's only just gone. I'd like to say I kicked it's ass. . .and that would be true if that meant lying on the sofa under a duvet watching 30 rock and warehouse 13. I don't know about you, but there is something seriously awesome about your favourite shows when you have the flu and/or a fever. The payoff is that there is nothing awesome about have the flu or a fever.

I think it's time to get to the topic at hand, as you might know I went for an Iridology consultation at Being Content's real world shop, Content last weekend. Content is a 5 minute walk away from Bond Street tube station, the shop itself reminds me of a stylish apothecary; black walls, pigeon hole shelving, scraps of paper from old books detailing the properties of different herbs (in many different languages) pinned to the wall, and a wall from which cute vintage hand mirrors hang. I really wish I had taken a photo.

Front of house is a young lady called Imelda, who is really friendly and will happily give you info on products suited to your desired purpose. Behind the door at the back of the store, just past the humble make-up counter is where the naturopathy, facials, mani-pedi's, acupuncture and massage happen. There is only one treatment room, so Content offer different services depending on the day. For example, Naturopathy and Iridology appointments are on a Wednesday.

Rue was very friendly and described everything in detail, explaining how my iris corresponded to any physical problems that I might have. The iridology itself took a few minutes, and involved Rue shining a light attached to a magnifier into my eye so she could get a look at the muscle fibers.

The consultation got everything spot on, she explained that I have gut toxicity which is why I have so much trouble with food, she identified the fact that I always have cold hands and feet and put my mind at ease about a few health concerns that have been troubling me recently (mainly the fact that since a traumatic experience a few years ago, I take a long time to recover from fatigue, anxiety, and illness).

Apparently my slow recovery time is due to my constitution. In Iridology there are 6 constitutions (although this number changes depending on where you look):
  1. Silk Constitution. This is the strongest constitution; the muscle fibers are straight and tightly knit. Silk's can afford to burn the candle at both ends, and often do.
  2. Linen Constitution. This constitution is similar to Silk. Linen's can tolerate high levels of stressful and can get away with a less than optimal diet for many years.
  3. Hessian Constitution (aka the daisy petal). Similar to the fabric, the fibers are not tightly knitted, have an irregular thickness and are woven openly. It is said that Hessian's are very sensitive to the emotions of others and have slower metabolic processes.
  4. Net Constitution. Not traditionally seen as one of the stronger constitutions, Net's must take greater care with their diet to get the most out of their food. While they might not take on more than one stress at a time, they can work at a project until completion.
  5. Muslin Constitution. Muslin's have crumpled, zig-zag fibers which indicate that this constitution has a tendency to heal slowly and is very sensitive to stress.
  6. Honeycomb Constitution. Similar appearance to brown velvet with small hectagonal holes which are indicative of inherent weaknesses in this constitution.

Combined Constitutions also occur, for instance, Em is a Linen-Hessian Constitution.

I am a Hessian Constitution. Rue explained that while Silk's can get away with a lot, they are similar to oak trees in that they are strong and can tolerate continuous pressure (both physically and emotionally), but when they fall, they fall hard. Hessian's on the other hand are more like willow trees; we get blown over easily.
On the plus side we bounce back after a bit of R&R.

I would wholeheartedly recommend going to see Rue for an Iridology session, it gave me a greater insight into my own health and areas that I need to work on. As a side note, to get to the treatment room, you need to go down some steepish stairs, if this is an issue for you let Imelda know when booking. I'm sure they'd be able to sort something out for you.
If you'd like to book an appointment click here, If you'd like to see all of the therapies that content offer click here.

Thanks for stopping by!

If you enjoyed this, you might enjoy:
Acupuncture for depression 
Yantra Mat review

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Time for Tea: Living Food of St Ives' Raw Chocolate Naked Pie Review (60g)

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 Rating: 6.5/10, available from Raw Living for £1.95 (+p&p).

Have you ever seen that episode of the Gilmore Girls when Lorelai admits to Christopher that in spite of wanting him to be the one, he just wasn't? (On a side note, it might just be me but I think that Christopher took it really well.) Well, that's kind of how we feel about this sweet.

We wanted to love it, we tried so very hard to love it, we even went back to it after the first, second and third try, but it just didn't happen for us. In tiny 5mmx5mm pieces it is nice, a bit caroby but nice. In normal bites it's like a trick on your tastebuds: "am i eating carob? is it a powder? is it a ganache? why is it mildly tangy? what am I eating here?!"

There is no bad aftertaste and if you have it in very tiny pieces with tea it is a nice snack that, based on the ingredients, is probably medium GI.

It doesn't seem safe for type 2 diabetics though; em's blood sugar was not best pleased with a bite sized amount leaving the 5mmx5mm piece the only tolerable option for her.

All in all, it's not a bad dessert. It just doesn't hit the spot. We don't know about you but we have high expectations of sweet treats, they need to taste indulgent (even if they're not). This bar is reasonably priced and if you're looking for a healthier option to a bar of chocolate then this is worth it (but it does taste of carob, which might take some getting used to).

What it is great for is exercise recovery and giving you a lift if you get the afternoon energy slump. As a functional sweet food, it's worth it. But if you, like us, were just looking for a sweet treat then you might not be satisfied with it. That is, of course, if you are not a lover of carob.

Ingredients: raw chocolate, coconut butter, yacon, lucuma, agave, carob flour.

We hope you've had a wonderful day!

If you liked this post you might like:
Foods to Keep You Going at Work (Even If You Commute)
Time for Tea: ChocolaTree Cafe Instant Raw Porridge Review
Time for Tea: Conscious Chocolate Review
Time for Tea: Chocmas Cake Review

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Frownies; Do These Wonder Stickers Really Work?

Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if you could get low priority tasks done while you sleep? Was one of your tasks reducing frown lines without paralysing your face??? We thought so. Let us introduce you to the newest additon to your beauty regime, that is, if you're not already using them.

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Available from feelunique for £16.35 (inc p&p); Frownies for £16.50 (+p&p); and Amazon for £16.95 (+p&p).

Frownies offer a non-invasive, purse friendly way to get rid of frown lines and expression lines. But it will take a little longer than botox. Having been around since the 1800s, frownies are both used by the likes of Rene Russo and Racquel Welch (Click here to see who else uses frownies

Depending on the pack that you've bought (forehead & eyes and/or corners of eyes and mouth) they can be applied to the corners of the eyes and mouth, between the brows, and on the forehead. According to the packaging they should be left on for a minimum of 8 hours. During this time, the Frownies form a painless splint that stops any frown lines or expression lines forming which helps the skin to repair. Continued use will diminish frown lines - obviously deeper frown lines take longer to remedy.

To apply, massage the skin gently first (to increase the bloodflow.), spray the sticky side of the pad with rosewater (click here and here for two of our faves.), hold the skin taut and apply, pressing down gently.

A frownies user doing her best Borg impression. nice. Image borrowed from
Made of unbleached paper and vegetable glue, it seemed like these sticky triangles were too good to be true. Although there doesn't seem to be any clinical studies to back up frownies claims, all you need to do is type "frownies review" into google and you'll be met with hoards of testimonials from blogs and review sites.

But enough about what everyone else says, what did TBT find?

TBT Rating: 5/5
For us, Frownies are a winner. They are purse friendly, easy on the skin and they really work. A few sites have noted that Frownies might not be suitable for sensitive skin, but we've had no trouble. Regardless of your skin type do a patch test to make sure that it is sitable for your skin.
In total, we've used our Frownies for 30 days more frown lines! It's erased our mini elevens and after sharing them with our mums; they have all benefitted from greater effects (they've all ordered their next box) as well as recommended the product to all of their friends.

There are only 3 cons; they aren't the most flattering (you probably can't wear them out...), they don't always stick down between the brows (even so they still get the job done.) and they're tricky to remove if you don't know how (always wet them thoroughly first, wait for the water to absorb and peel off. easy).

What are you waiting for? Get clicking! lol.
Have you ever used frownies? what did you think? Hope you've had a lovely week!
) and it seems continually bathing in glowing press reviews (click here to see which magazines love Frownies) it seems like Frownies are in good company.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Pukka Herbs launch their own skincare range

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That's right, Pukka (the ayurvedic company that you likely associate with teas) have now launched a gorgeous skincare range. Prices range from £13.20 to £45.60 and the products are designed to address your dosha which is handily explained under skin types.

According to Pukka Ayurveda Skincare:

"Dry or damaged skin is usually associated with Vata types. Vata skin tends to be light, delicate and sensitive to the cold. It needs deeper levels of moisture to maintain healthy, nourished skin.
Normal or combination skin is usually associated with Kapha types. Kapha skin tends to be silky smooth, plump and soft. It sometimes suffers from poor circulation and so benefits from invigorating treatments to enhance radiance.
Oily or combination skin is usually associated with Pitta. Pitta skin tends to be soft, warm and rosy. It is prone to inflammation and spots and so needs regular cleansing and soothing."
We've had a look at the product list and everything looks great; all natural, planet- and you-friendly.

The site also includes a page about facial energy centres which covers 6 points: Stress relief, balancing emotions, soothing tired eyes, boosting alertness, brightening complexion and toning the skin.

Watch this space for TBT reviews!

If you'd like to learn what your Dosha is, and whether you need to rebalance, click here for a link to the Chopra centre dosha quiz.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Being Content offering free iridology readings for one day only

"Iridologists see the eyes as "windows" into the body's state of health and match the observations to charts which divide the iris into zones corresponding to specific parts of the human body and highlights overactivity, inflamation, or deficiencies. " (from the being content newsletter)
Naturopath and Iridologist Rue Down is offering free iridology readings on Saturday September 10th @ Content, the homeplace of Being Content. Rue Down trained  in Naturopathy, Iridology and Homeopathy and Western Herbal medicine in Australia, lectures at the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London, and consults at Content every wednesday.

It sounds like a good opportunity to get checked out!

The consultation will last 10 - 15 minutes, in which Rue examines your iris by using a small illuminated magnifying torch to take a closer look at tiny muscle fibers, nerve filaments and blood vessels. Any strengths, weaknesses, stressors or discolourations are highlighted clearly on a chart for your reference; giving an indication of your current state of health and then Rue will discuss any areas that might need to be addressed.

All you need to know:
Date: September 10th from 1pm
Venue: Content, 14 Bulstrode St, London, W1U 2J. Closest Tubes = Bond St or Baker St.
To Book: call 020 3075 1006 

We're about to book our appointment, hopefully we'll see you there!