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A silver lining?

Every cloud has a silver lining. Every brand has a silver product? Have you heard the latest buzz about using silver in skincare and wellness products? I had recently been introduced to Colloidal Earth, founded in 2017, who wanted to change the health and wellness landscape with the vision of educating individuals on how to utilize the world`s natural resources to improve their quality of life. They have produced a collection of products, using the purist high-quality colloidal minerals and colloidal silver, namely Complete Colloidal Mineral Complex, Colloidal Silver, Colloidal Silver Dropper and Colloidal Silver Spray. Out of cu...
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Secrets to managing my damaged hair – Part 2

Earlier on I wrote something about how I keep my damaged hair look healthier, and here is the second part of another product line that I use religiously. Working in the industry as an editor gives me the opportunity to have access to many different brands and products. I had been given a sample size (again!!) at one of the press days, it’s a blow dry cream from this hair brand 72Hair which I haven’t heard of.  Knowing what specific products I need for my bleached blonde long hair, I am always quite reluctant to test them out especially I haven’t heard of the brand before. But this is a blow dry cream, so I thought there could...
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Secret to managing my damaged hair- Part 1

I had been dyeing and bleaching my hair since I was 15, and all the chemicals are definitely not helping. Having very short hair for many years, I’ve recently grown my hair, and that means a lot more care. There is a price to pay when you want to have smooth and healthy looking hair. Let’s be honest, double bleached long Asian hair will never be healthy- at least I can try to make it LOOK healthier. The bleached hair can get really brittle and easily frizzy, especially in the dry and windy European winter days.  A while ago I came across a sample size of the English brand Percy & Reed   Overnight Recovery. I decided to brin...
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The scent of seduction

Still looking for something special as Christmas present? Here is one for you- S&X Perfume by RANKIN. This special perfume, created by The Perfumer’s Story by Azzi Formula Number F3355412 , is an exciting collaboration between iconic photographer Rankin and award winning fragrance designer, Azzi Glasser created under her own label, The Perfumer’s Story by Azzi. Never underestimate the power of scent, it always brings out the deepest emotions of a person. Be it provocative or nostalgic, the stimulation of scent can trigger some memories, or create an imaginary sensation. Wanting to capture the smell of S&X as if it was taken th...
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Aromatherapy Heaven

  I love a good body treatment. The only time I can lie in bed for hours and not feeling guilty is when I have a massage.  In Asia, getting a massage was very easy, but in London, it is hard to find a place with reasonable price and a good massage.  I first learnt about Neal’s Yard Remedies treatments  when I was a student, and soon after it became my go-to place for a massage. I have problems with my lower back due to previous injury, and overtime I visit Neal’s Yard Remedies therapies room, I leave with a recharged and realigned back. In the UK, there are therapy rooms in 43 out of 51 stores, and they also offer treatment...
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