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I’ve had tons of requests for my everyday natural make-up look. I do other looks during the day (depending on what I’m doing) obviously but this is my failsafe super quick favourite for wh...
I recently worked on this extraordinary and adventurous shoot with Tim Walker for the latest issue of Love Magazine. When Tim first told me there would be a full grown lion on the shoot I was a little...
Red Carpet - Wednesday - 22/01/14 - 12:11am
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of making up one of my favourite clients, the gorgeous Keira Knightley for the press junket and UK premiere of Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, an action thriller starring Keira, Chris Pine and Sir Kenneth Branagh (who's also...Read More | Comment
Inspiration - Sunday - 19/01/14 - 6:37pm
As you know from previous posts, I love to delve into the history of make-up. Be it discovering original formulations, fabulous packaging, pioneering founders (my 'Biba and Beyond' post) and how this all relates to social history, I never tire of exp...Read More | Comment
Video - Red Carpet - Gallery Update - Thursday - 16/01/14 - 2:25pm
YouTube now require that you make a trailer for your channel so I have made this quick intro explaining a little bit about what I do and my videos. I know everyone here on my site already knows all of this - so it's not necessary - but, this will be great for new viewers who happen to stumble across me on YouTube. Anyway it's short, fun to watch and you may even spot a tutorial that you've missed.
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Lisa Loves - Friday - 10/01/14 - 5:06pm
“There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them.” - Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
Depending on where in the world you are, it feels as though there's no better time of year to soak in a tub than post NewYear, when the holidays are over and we settle into the quiet, dark months of January and February. If you were lucky, you may have received some delicious bathing goodies over the holiday that can be put to good use now. Whatever the time of year I love nothing more than to sink into a hot bath - and relax. I rarely have time for pampering treats, like massages or days at the spa, so if I have any free time (night or day), and want to really switch off and de-stress, I light a candle, run the bath and unleash some of my favourite bath-time treats.
Being someone who really feels the cold easily, luxuriating in a hot bath after a day on location when I just can’t seem to warm up, is my idea of heaven. It does the trick for total body warming in a way that a hot water bottle never could. I don’t necessarily see taking a bath as a way of 'cleansing', for me it’s much more about the delight of dimming the lights, putting music on and soaking up something deliciously scented. If I want a refreshing, exfoliating, cleansing experience, I opt for a shower instead.
As a make-up artist I spend a lot of time contorted in odd positions with my right hand held up for extended periods and as a result get a lot of tension around my neck and shoulder area. When I'm in the bath I like to do some gentle stretching as the combination of having the time to do them slowly and the water makes it feel more effective. Nothing strenuous, just simple things like pushing my elbow gently across to the opposite shoulder with my opposite hand (always make a very satisfying loud crack) and pointing and stretching my feet to relieve calf ache from standing up all day. I also like to massage my neck and shoulders once the hot water has done its thing and softened the muscles an connective tissue. Lots of small, firm circular movements on relaxed muscles feels just great!
Take care you don't have the water too hot. Hot but not scorching is the way to go as research shows that an overly hot bath can actually have the opposite effect and cause insomnia. If you notice you start to look like a boiled lobster and your feeling light headed, reach for the cold tap! After a long, hot bath glug down a large glass of water to avoid dehydration.
You can use anything you have to hand to soften the water (or just go au natural) but here are some gloriously, blissed-out bath treats I think are great for different skintypes and tastes, including some of my personal favourites. Enjoy!
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