INSTAGLAM MINI POSTS @BEAUTYSHORTLIST
Quickie! As it’s getting ridiculously busy with the Awards again, if you’re following on Instagram.com/Beautyshortlist you’ll know I do lots of “mini post” product reviews, so you can get an idea why I like something but they’re not as detailed obviously as a proper post. Useful, though, I hope!
You’ll also find some eco design ideas, beautiful, simple interiors, travel pics and anything that catches my eye – like the very different room oil burner, below. I don’t have a huge amount of time to be writing “deep” beauty reviews until we wrap the awards up on 15 March – instead, follow @BeautyShortlist for a mini-shortlist of daily updates, I usually post/repost about 4-5 a day, quick fixes to warm up grey Jan/Feb days…
A few posts from last week, below. Enjoy your Sunday! x
I love bringing nature inside. Shells, caramel beach stones infused with inky purple lines, Neals Yard’s lovely Geranium & Orange Body Lotion shares bathroom space with Spiezia – I finished the Cleansing Balm so it’s a tealight holder instead, now! The bottle on the right is an empty plastic orange juice bottle, I usually fill one with an olive branch (peace) or some tall, willowy-style stems.
I’ve been watching a stunning film on legendary herbalist Juliette de Baraclai Levy on CultureUnplugged.org HERE She always said you should thank a plant for its cuttings and never take too much. She was a nomad for 70 years, travelling with bedouins and gipsies, learning their plant lore and sharing hers with them. She lived a very colourful, peaceful life – she was a true original who followed her heart. The documentary is magical – if you’re into herbs, wildlife, plants and simplicity you will find it really interesting! Her favourite herb was rosemary, by the way – she explains why in the film. If you watch it please tell me what you thought!
The very different oil burner that got a lot of love on Instagram 😉
Can’t remember who stocks this, I think I found it on an Australian site – anyone know?
Kure Bazaar @KureBazaar’s 5-free nail polishes which are made from 85% organic ingredients including…yes, wheat. They’ve nailed the Pantone-variety shade factor – huge spectrum – and the formulas are great.
@TimothyDunnLondon sent me this stunning Valentine-esque Blue Rose candle. It comes in a fuschia leather effect cylindrical “hat box” and this is one heavy candle – the beautiful deep pink glass (a bit more raspberry than it looks in this pic) is so thick. It just oozes “luxe”.
Half an hour after I lit this the other evening I could smell it before I walked into the bedroom, I’ve been living in a flower shop filled with fresh roses ever since. Utterly gorgeous, from top London florist Timothy Dunn, whose candles are in a league of their own. Rose fans will basically die and go to heaven – ! Tim captures the absolute essence of flowers, I don’t think I’ve come across such a “pure flower” inspired candle brand -ever. Once you’ve tried one, some other brands fall by the wayside because by comparison they smell synthetic. #adore
Scent notes: Violet, raspberry, Moroccan rose
From Berber beauty to Bowie to Boujmaa Guilloul,
Moroccan and international windsurf champion…all the Bs.
There’s lots more on Instagram but I’m going to an early Sunday market so that’s it – I’ve been watching Don Miguel Ruiz on YouTube, what a gentle, wise, wonderful man.
Have you read The Four Agreements book?
No. 1 – “Be Impeccable With Your Word” – is a life-changer.
His Instagram page is @DonMiguelRuiz