A cook book for every mood…
My boyfriend and I got a beautiful cook book for Christmas – thank you Ellen! It’s called NOPI and has impressive recipes, perfect for showing off every now and then. Whilst flicking through the pages I realised I have hardly any cook books. So, I thought it would be fun to see what’s new and put together a healthyish wish list.
Christmas is one of the few times throughout the year when most of us have some time for ourselves. In addition to cooking, eating, spending time with the family. More eating, sleeping (can’t wait for that) and watching movies. I really want to find some inspiration. The new year is about to come knocking and I want to put my best foot forward. If you also want to start the new year motivated and on the right track. Then I have some ideas to get the most from your Christmas break.
“It’s up to us to make personal changes to protect our planet and not rely solely on the governments.”
I have an uneasy feeling whenever I throw food packaging in the bin. Yes, it’s a recycling bin but the amount of plastic I throw away just doesn’t feel right. The world seems chaotic. With the natural disasters, political mayhem and general intolerance to each other. I feel like we’re facing difficult times and the universe is giving us a taste of our own medicine. For years I’ve heard environmentalists warning the governments about the effects of climate change. I don’t know about you but I’m not waiting for anyone. There’s power in numbers and we are the one’s to make the changes by the decisions we make.
M.E. Skin Lab Paris is a line of skincare created by Pharmacist Ms Michèle Evrard who had over 18 years’ experience in the industry before she started the brand in 2009. Each product relies on a carefully measured blend of active natural ingredients to give the results we come to expect from premium skincare.
The brand sent me three serums and I’ve been testing them over the last couple of weeks. Complex 27 Bio-Restorative Regenerative Serum is lightweight and nutrient dense with a lovely silky texture that’s unusual for a non-synthetic product. At night I’ve been mixing one pump of this with Essence 27 Bio-Vitalizing Cell Hydration Fluid which contains hyaluronic acid and vitamin c. When combined at night I find my skin to be fresh looking, plump and even toned by morning. Whilst these are both lightweight in texture they are somewhat rich so a little goes a long way.
Huile 27 Bio-Nourishing Cell Regenerating Oil I found intensely rich. Containing Macadamia Oil, and Tiger Nut Oil this will quench the thirstiest skin. On the first use I mixed all three products together and I developed a pimple overnight which told me this combination was too rich and I stuck with the first two products. My skin leans toward the dry side and I use oils a lot so my skin is used to them. I plan to save this for January and February when my skin starts to shrivel up from the months of cold weather and central heating. Then will this product serve me and I imagine a few drops of this, either with the other serums or with some moisturiser will deeply nourish and hydrate my skin. Each serum has a very subtle fragrance which comes from the natural ingredients.
I find the monochrome packaging super slick and plan to take them on my trip to London in a couple of weeks. They also come in a box making them a great option for gifting this Christmas. There are more products in the range which you can find at Mr Porter & Colette.