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Easton Regal A Proper Neighbourhood Salon

Easton Regal  is situated inside a converted warehouse on Clerkenwell Road, in the beautiful old listed building The Print Works. I’ve passed it a zillion times, but no more -  its now firmly my salon of choice.

In the space, they have managed to strike the right balance of capturing all that is cool about a warehouse conversion, yet being utterly inviting. Fluffy peonies and curated furniture finds you can buy, the best selection of fashion magazines, Kevin Murphy hair products and the boutique handmade Hairy Jayne Haircare But its best bit. The wonderful Staff. They bring the space to life and give it a refreshingly genuine and personal atmosphere.

Here I am going to gush uncontrollably about Hannah(stylist) and Abi(colour)
Hannah basically cut hardly any hair of my head - but the millimeters she did remove resulted in the best haircut ever. Precision.
Abi magically whipped up the most perfect colour. Perfection. Hair Happiness.
The secret to their genius is they LISTENED. Surely the cornerstone of proper hairdressing the world over and age old. They really listened to what I wanted and did just that. With a little sprinkling of their magic fairy dust. 
I left brimming and feelin’ a million dolla’ 
Almost forgot to mention - they do NAILS too with Dior colours.

Dewy Californian Skin / Marie Veronique Organics

Our skin has taken a beating the last few weeks - first it was hot, then it went Artic again, hot again - then the hideous Saharan dust hit, and the smog that followed polluted the air, and God knows what it did to our skin. Hence, your poor old skin is in serious need of some love and attention to counter-balance the damage, and prepare it for summer.

Go straight to Marie Veronique Organics to Cleanse Hydrate Replenish Protect Repair your skin. And Glow after.

Marie Veronique Organics may be based in California but they offer a genius REMOTE CONSULTATION by phone or email. Tell them your skin type/needs - Hells! You can even send them pictures of your wrinkles - and they will assist with tailored product recommendations for you. They’ll even tell you when and how to apply the products. Or, in our case, at certain times - didnt need any products at all. Refreshing.

We most definitely recommend doing this approach so that you can benefit from their expertise. But if you are just wishing to switch to a skin care range that is intelligent and effective here are some to consider…

OUR PICKS ARE:

01. Cleanse - Pacific Cleanser - remove the grit ‘n grim daily life leaves on your skin with this excellent cleanser, that supports your skins environmental protective barrier, rather than stripping like most other cleansers.

02. Hydrate - Pacific Mist - its the simple things in life and this is definitely one of them. Spraying this at the end of a day is instantly refreshing. Immediately feels like your doing wonders for you skin. If you’re after moist, dewy and plumper skin look no further. 'mazin magic mist -  Love it.

03.1 Replenish - Pacific Face Oil - Impossible to say enough good things about this face oil - smells of wellness - perfect consistency - and has the most enviably ingredients list. Ever. As we’ve said before MVOrganics have managed to 'bottle the secret to the famous Californian dewy skin'

03.2 Replenish -Pacific Lip Treatment- we all know and understand the effects of using petroleum based products, and how tricky it can be actually find lip treatments without them - well here’s one - and again with a impressive ingredients - Omega 3s & antioxidants to nourish skin and LipPlump a unique blend of peptides and super-humectants that enhance lip plumpness in two ways: by supporting collagen production and increasing epidermal water content.

04. Protect - Pacific Everyday Sheer Coverage SPF 20 - the safest sunscreen we have come across. Its stable, unlike others, which can generate free radicals that cause skin damage. If you pull out one thing - understand its key ingredient Non-nano zinc oxide protects against the full UV spectrum, UVA as well as UVB. It works by reflecting UV rays rather than absorbing them. 

05. Repair - Pacific Night Serum with Retinol - a dramatically impactful serum that increases collagen production, prevents moisture loss and stimulates new cell formation to repair damaged skin and even out skin tone. FYI: Retinol, a derivative of the nutritious Vitamin A, is one of the few proven anti-aging ingredients to effectively stimulate collagen and in turn improve your skin’s elasticity and even out skin tone.

Marie Veronique Organics is a treasure trove of skincare insights and knowledge. (A good place is start is with their guide to Face Oil ) We are delighted to have been invited to be an affiliate partner.

Beauty Detox

Since we started our Beauty Detox mission in January, we’ve been buying more and more skincare products in the FOOD aisle.

In fact whether digital or physical, we havent clicked/stepped inside a Boots or walked down the beauty aisle half as often as we used to. Its now for essentials like toilet roll not moisturiser.

One brand that sits as predominantly in our bathroom as the kitchen is FUSHI.  We are eating and wearing our way through their products. Favourites are the Extra Virgin Coconut Oil   Organic Flaxseed Oil  Organic Evening Primrose Oil  used for everything from salad dressings to mosituriser to hair conditioner. The Hydrating Lip Balm is the only exception to the eat/wear rule ;)

What you put on your skin should not be toxic. Start understanding more about whats in your cosmetics and the side effects to your health and well-being. Follow people like Hillary Peterson and Melanie Haiken and Janey Lee Grace

TheMiniPost Beauty Detox Mission: we are on mission by the end of 2014 to totally detox our skincare and beauty products.

BEAUTY DETOX / MASCARA

Finally finally finally settled on a decent black mascara to replace our go-to Mac. Thought it wouldnt be possible but Green People have forever turned our heads with this great everyday mascara that is free off chemical/toxic nasties

Mascara down. Lead laden lipstick next…. we are on mission by the end of 2014 to totally detox our skincare and beauty products.

Beauty Detox 

If you’re a makeup junkie like me, its the most difficult thing to ‘detox’ - you’ve got your fail safe no-smudge-under-any-circumstances mascara and essential lippy that you wouldn’t-be-seen-dead-without, so you’re just not willing to give ‘em up. Despite the fact that you know they are full of toxic crap.

Heres a brand that might just turn your head Kjaer Weis - its a brand we noticed as the packaging is fantastic but never delved further. Until now. The expert people at Content Beauty have given us a little more insight and we can see how we could rapidly become fans.

There are lots of reasons but 2 simply being: one the range is either ‘Certified Organic’ or ‘Certified Natural’ and two the colours are punchy and bold.

It was developed by a professional makeup artist (BTW the story is really interesting read about her here) so its an essential capsule collection of everything that you need. 

A great way to get under-the-skin of natural/organic beauty is to attend  Contents’ ‘MakeUp Bag Detox’ sessions

 

CONTENT BEAUTY

Content Beauty just off Marylebone High Street may be small in size, but what it packs inside is phenomenal in terms of organic beauty and wellness.

This tiny little place is a mecca for natural and organic beauty worshipers. It is a beauty store, naturopathic clinic and beauty salon. As well as creating big waves in the world of organic beauty in the move towards organic and natural skincare.

It stocks some of the most well respected brands as well as being the first to introduce brands to the UK such as Absolution + RMS Beauty

We love that it stocks natural make up range Kjaer Weis and everyday basics such as Weleda and Green People / Organic Children.

Their own Wellbeing Kit was genius and naturally sold out.  Plus it was super-stylishly packaged in a denim tote. Love. (Please do this again guys!)

The CLINIC offers Naturopathic medicine, Traditional Chinese medicine and Reiki. Like I said - a whole lot under one roof.  Each absolute experts in their field.

If you are anywhere near the store - VISIT. Otherwise put aside a little time and explore their website BeingContent and blog both an absolute treasure trove of info and insights into the world of organic beauty.

Dewy Beauty with MV Orgaincs
MV Organics have to be one of the best natural skincare brands around - Why?  Because their products embrace a powerful combination of nutrients and natural ingredients to deliver products that are powerful & effective. Not a whiff of petroleum or preservatives insight.
The expert team behind MV have a enviable knowledge of ingredients and use ingredients like chia seeds & kiwi seeds for their powerful punch of essential fatty acids - which help strengthen your skin. And if you’re skin is strong - it means it can retain nutrients and keep toxins out. Which means = skin that glows =

Two products you should look at are from the highly acclaimed Pacific range - the Pacific Oil + Pacific Serum. This Super Hero beauty double act work together to brighten, plumpen’ and protect your skin. A tough job in the grey wintery months, but these two deliver with a soft dewy punch.

Others think so too - from Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Elle, Natural Spa, Organic Health - the list goes on - read more fantastic reviews here.

Dewy Beauty with MV Orgaincs

MV Organics have to be one of the best natural skincare brands around - Why?  Because their products embrace a powerful combination of nutrients and natural ingredients to deliver products that are powerful & effective. Not a whiff of petroleum or preservatives insight.

The expert team behind MV have a enviable knowledge of ingredients and use ingredients like chia seeds & kiwi seeds for their powerful punch of essential fatty acids - which help strengthen your skin. And if you’re skin is strong - it means it can retain nutrients and keep toxins out. Which means = skin that glows =

Two products you should look at are from the highly acclaimed Pacific range - the Pacific Oil + Pacific Serum. This Super Hero beauty double act work together to brighten, plumpen’ and protect your skin. A tough job in the grey wintery months, but these two deliver with a soft dewy punch.
Others think so too - from Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Elle, Natural Spa, Organic Health - the list goes on - read more fantastic reviews here.

Its the week of LOVE so LOVE YOUR SKIN.

MV Organics are our go-to for skincare that is truly organic, good and effective. We call them our ‘Stop-You-in-the-Street Skincare’- if you are a regular reader you know why, if not find out here. A great way to start getting to know this brand is with the Everyday Essentials  travel set but there are lots of great products to get to know so check out out their inspiration

One product that we love love love,  and you shouldnt over look is the Exfoliating Cleanser - Trust us, it will become the bedrock of your routine - and for good reason as it doesnt strip your skin - instead MV ‘use ingredients that increase the water content of the epidermis so it doesn’t dry or irritate the skin’ – which means you can use it everyday.

MV Organics are genuine experts - read their story and learn more about natural beauty and their keep it simple approach and read about all the people who have already fallen in love with them

Detox Your Beauty Regime
January has been all about detoxing and riding our diet of foods such as foods, sugar, caffeine etc but what about your beauty products. So many of the products we use on a day to day basis are toxic.
So if you’ve managed to kick the sugar out of your diet, now look at refreshing your beauty regime.
This range from Green People is a great place to start. We’ve been using these products for over 6 months now. Inspired by the wonderful Beauty Shortlist,  we started during the Soil Associations  Organic September  and can whole heartily recommend them.
The Make Up Remover manages to remove a full days industrial strength make up including tough waterproof mascara with ease. The Fruit Scrub feels totally invigorating yet remains gentle. Finishing off with the Serum and Oil is a delight that you will quickly get hooked on.
The only thing you’ll wonder is why it took you so long to switch.
We will proudly be adding this to our GO-To for PREGNANCY + POST-PREGNANCY  Beauty List

Detox Your Beauty Regime

January has been all about detoxing and riding our diet of foods such as foods, sugar, caffeine etc but what about your beauty products. So many of the products we use on a day to day basis are toxic.

So if you’ve managed to kick the sugar out of your diet, now look at refreshing your beauty regime.

This range from Green People is a great place to start. We’ve been using these products for over 6 months now. Inspired by the wonderful Beauty Shortlist,  we started during the Soil Associations  Organic September  and can whole heartily recommend them.

The Make Up Remover manages to remove a full days industrial strength make up including tough waterproof mascara with ease. The Fruit Scrub feels totally invigorating yet remains gentle. Finishing off with the Serum and Oil is a delight that you will quickly get hooked on.

The only thing you’ll wonder is why it took you so long to switch.

We will proudly be adding this to our GO-To for PREGNANCY + POST-PREGNANCY  Beauty List

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We were lucky enough to bag an exclusive preview of the new Special Stretch Mark Oil from 9London ♥ Read our review in full here

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We were lucky enough to bag an exclusive preview of the new Special Stretch Mark Oil from 9LondonRead our review in full here

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