Tried and tested: Bridal edition-Timeless Truth Masks and Regime Hyaluronic Acid

2 weeks ago, just before my wedding, I decided to give my skin some extra boost and tried some beauty products and supplements.

Firstly, I would like to tell you about the Timeless Truth Sheet Masks. All the masks should be applied on a cleansed skin for 15-20 minutes.One week before my wedding I started following the ‘Cheat Sheet to the perfect-complexion regime’ for brides to be.

imageTo start with (day 1 of the regime), I used the Charcoal Detox Mask. This mask aims to detoxify and the bamboo charcoal extract is impounded in the cloth itself to deeply cleanse and absorb free radicals. After only 20 minutes my skin looked brighter, firmer and felt hydrated.

Secondly (day 3 of the regime), I used Q10 Caviar Mask. This amazing mask is soaked in an intense dose of hyaluronic acid to hydrate and plump the skin as well as Q10 to recharge skin cells and stimulate the production of collagen. After I removed the mask, my skin looked radiant, healthy and felt really soft.

Q10 Caviar Nourishing Mask

Thirdly (day 5 of the regime), I applied the Orchid Extract Mask that aims to renew and repair. The mask instantly hydrates and plumps out the tissue. Once again, my skin felt soft and radiant.

Orchid Extract Replenishing Mask

Lastly (day 7 of the regime), I used the award-winning Apple Stem Cell Collagen Mask. It uses Stem Cells extracted from Swiss Apple to nourish and stimulate the skin in addition to Marine Collagen that helps to promote the elasticity of the skin.

Apple Stem Cell Collagen beauty mask Pure Beauty Awards Winner 2014

After a 7 days, my skin felt better than ever and looked radiant, felt soft and my lines were visibly smaller. All masks can be ordered from: https://ttmasks.co.uk/shop/

Secondly, to improve my skin smoothness, for the last 3 weeks, I was taking a daily capsule of Hyaluronic Acid from Regime London.

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It is a high strength hyaluronic acid supplement that has been enriched with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to help improve skin smoothness and texture. In addition, each serving provides 100% of your daily requirement of zinc as well as vitamins B2, B3, C and E. My skin looks definitely smoother and more radiant and small lines from underneath my eyes seem visibly smaller. You can buy this supplement from Superdrug stores or online: http://www.superdrug.com/Health/Vitamins-%26-Supplements/Womens-Health/Regime-London-Hyaluronic-Acid-30-Capsules/p/702025

Price: £19.99 for a month’s worth supply of 30 Capsules.

I hope you enjoyed reading this review.

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Pauline

Image Consultant Suggestions: Work wardrobe shirts from Hawes & Curtis

“Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

An impression can be formed in as little as 5 seconds. It’s all about your personal brand and style and how this impacts your professional image.

As some of you know, I am a certified image consultant and my objective is to guide, coach and empower my clients using the science of Image Management which in turn helps them progress towards their goals and eventually, succeed. I help to evaluate the style and offer advice and recommendations, tailoring a plan to enhance the confidence and personal power. Starting from this week, I will be sharing with you some styling suggestions.

Are you looking to revamp your work wardrobe? This week, I would like to tell you about the Hawes & Curtis offering.

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Hawes & Curtis is a British heritage brand founded by two tailors Ralph Hawes and George Frederic Curtis in 1913. It currently has 29 stores in the UK and you can also browse and order from their website.

Hawes & Curtis offer great quality shirts that and their ranges are suitable for various shapes and sizes. I am a fan of timeless fashion so I loved the look of their White Fitted Shirt with Frill Detail and decided to get it. This beautiful fitted shirt is designed with frill details on the front panel. It is really chic and elegant. It features single cuffs and is made from a high quality cotton.

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I really enjoy wearing it to work with a skirt or black trousers and heels as it is very stylish and it doesn’t look boring as most of the workwear shirts do. In addition, you can always wear any workwear shirt with more casual attire such as a pair of trousers. It looks wonderful with jeans so if your office, like mine, has a casual Friday’s culture then you could try to pair it with some jeans and either some flats for comfort or heels for some added glamour.

Hope you enjoyed reading this review!

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Pauline

JAPANESE AFTERNOON TEA at Silk restaurant at Courthouse Hotel, London

This week, I would like to tell you about my Japanese Afternoon Tea experience at Number Twelve at Courthouse Hotel. I was accompanied by my fiancé-James.

Venue and location:

The Courthouse hotel is a 5 star luxury hotel located in a Grade II Listed Magistrates Court in Mayfair, Central London. It is just situated a couple of minutes’ walk from Oxford Street Station and a stone’s throw away from the famous Liberty London department store.

Japanese Afternoon Tea is served in the Silk Restaurant. It can be found just off the hotel lobby in a classic courtroom setting. It offers innovative Asian fusion cuisine and exotic menu and it features the original judge’s bench, dock and witness stand from its days as the Great Marlborough Street Magistrates Court.

Times:

Afternoon Tea is served from 3 pm until 5 pm Monday to Sunday.

Atmosphere:

We reached Silk Restaurant a little bit earlier so we decided to have a quick drink at the hotel’s Sky Terrace Bar located on the 6th floor.

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At around 2:45 p.m. we went downstairs to start our Japanese Afternoon Experience. We were acknowledged straight away and given a table next to the witness stand. The restaurant is very charming and offers a romantic setting to its dinners. There was also a relaxing music playing in the background. We were served by Ana Maria and Jozeph who were both extremely friendly and attentive.

The menu:

We started our Afternoon Tea with a glass of delicious, sweet plum Japanese wine. I am not much of a drinker but I really enjoyed it and will definitely try some other Japanese wines soon. Very shortly after that, we received a selection of sweet and savory treats prepared by Head Chef Rajesh Parmar and his talented team. We both really enjoyed them and emptied our plater very swiftly.

Our sweet treats included:

  • APRICOT & ALMOND CAKE
  • YUZU TART- Tart made from Japanese citrus

Our savory treats included:

  • DAIFUKU – Rice cake with Azuki beans filling
  • TAMAGO – Japanese style sweet omelette
  • INARI POCKET – Honey marinated tofu fillet with rice
  • STEAMED VEGETABLE GYOZA – Hearty and flavorful dumpling
  • CALIFORNIA MAKI – Inside out sushi roll with cucumber, and smoked salmon
  • VEGETABLE FUTOMAKI- Large sushi roll filled with vegetables

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Dress code:

The dress code at Courthouse Hotel is smart casual. I decided to wear my black and white Lipsy dress with some Aldo sandals.

Overall experience:

I really enjoyed our Japanese Afternoon Tea experience at Silk Restaurant at Courthouse Hotel. It is an Afternoon Tea with a twist so if you are tired of traditional sandwiches, scones and pastries then you definitely need to experience it. Silk Restaurant offers amazing cuisine in a magnificent settings so I would definitely advise you to visit it next time you are in central London.

Price:

Japanese Afternoon Tea costs £29.50 per person and for an additional £10.50 you can upgrade it to receive a glass of sweet Japanese Plum Wine or a glass of Champagne.

Website:

http://www.courthouse-hotel.com/restaurantsandbars-en.html

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Pauline

‘What A Melon’ launch party

I was invited to attend the launch party of the ‘What A Melon’ drink last week.

Location:

The day-party was held on a rooftop beach called Brixton Beach Boulevard by the Brixton Food market. The venue is conveniently located just off Popes Road in Brixton-just a few minutes’ walk from the tube station. The rooftop space has been transformed into a 1980s playground of music, street food, cocktails and sunshine!

Drink:

Watermelon water from What A Melon has mouth-watering taste of summer that’s packed full of rehydrating electrolytes. A delicious alternative to coconut water, it’s just the water from a watermelon with a fresh squeeze of lemon. It is 100% natural and doesn’t contain any added sugar, water, artificial ingredients or preservatives.

Party:

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A famous DJ-Groove Armada was playing while we were sipping some summer cocktails based on What A Melon water. It was a lot of fun, dancing and entertainment! There was also a photo-booth so we took a few crazy photos:

All guests could also enjoy some complimentary drinks. There were a few different cocktails to choose from:

  • Miami nice – Definitely my favorite cocktail as it was refreshing and sweet. It was made of vodka, what a melon water and a handful of mint on ice.
  • Melon-rita – a classic margarita with a gorgeous splash of what a melon water.
  • The G m’T – G & T with a splash of what a melon water and some cucumber.

Dress Code:

Dress Code was Watermelon Fresh so I decided to wear one of my summery Moschino dresses and paired it with a pair of colourful sandals from Kurt Geiger.

I hope you enjoyed reading this review!

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Pauline