StyleNest http://www.stylenest.co.uk The Fashion & Lifestyle Destination for the Modern Woman Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:39:43 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Win an At-home Massage with CitySwishhttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/competitions/win-an-at-home-massage-with-cityswish/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/competitions/win-an-at-home-massage-with-cityswish/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:48:28 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=89796 StyleNest have teamed up with CitySwish, the brilliant new London at-home beauty service to offer one four winners the chance to win an at-home massage. We are offering one lucky reader a luxury 90-minute massage and three runners up a 60-minute massage to enjoy without even leaving your front door. Founded by a Russian Princess, […]

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StyleNest have teamed up with CitySwish, the brilliant new London at-home beauty service to offer one four winners the chance to win an at-home massage.

PR images for CitySwish 2014/2015We are offering one lucky reader a luxury 90-minute massage and three runners up a 60-minute massage to enjoy without even leaving your front door.

Founded by a Russian Princess, CitySwish offers manicures, pedicures and deeply relaxing massages, with more beauty services launching in 2015. Their expert therapists can come to anywhere in zones 1 & 2, so whether you’re in a need of an emergency mani/pedi at your desk or a post New Year massage at home, CitySwish will come to you! Book online and CitySwish can have their therapists available with as little as an hours’ notice.

With a royal touch flair, CitySwish offers clients a luxury pampering experience from the comfort of your own home.

For your chance to win an at-home massage, simply enter your details below.

Terms & Conditions

  • Winners have to based in zones 1 or 2 in London
  • They will be given a code to book their treatment online and they can have the treatment any time they would like, in the comfort of their own home. 
  • Please click here for full StyleNest Terms & Conditions
  • Competition opens 18.12.2014 and closes 18.01.2015
  • Automated entries are not allowed and will be disqualified
  • The winner will be the first entry drawn after the closing date
  • The winner will have 48 hours to respond in full to the email or another winner will be drawn
  • The prize is non-transferable, non-negotiable and no cash alternative will be offered
  • Spammers will be disqualified
  • Entrants may be contacted by CitySwish once the competition has closed
  • Entrants may be contacted by StyleNest once the competition has closed

www.cityswish.com

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Brooke Shields and MAChttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/beauty/the-beauty-spot/brooke-shields-and-mac/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/beauty/the-beauty-spot/brooke-shields-and-mac/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:20:51 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=88947 Mac teams up with Brooke Shields to launch limited beauty icon collection. Back in the 80s, long before the eyebrow trend that dominates the beauty pages now, that is worn by many a famous face, there was the original brow beauty, and her name was Brooke Shields. So famous was Brooke for her eyebrows that […]

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Mac x BrookeMac teams up with Brooke Shields to launch limited beauty icon collection.

Back in the 80s, long before the eyebrow trend that dominates the beauty pages now, that is worn by many a famous face, there was the original brow beauty, and her name was Brooke Shields. So famous was Brooke for her eyebrows that her mother reportedly wouldn’t let anyone touch them, however Brooke herself often comments that she doesn´t see the fascination with them. However here at StyleNest, like many others, we consider Brooke Shields, and her eyebrows, a beauty icon, and so we were thrilled to find out that she has now collaborated with MAC on a 15 piece limited edition make-up collection.

Everything is packaged in sleek, light grey casing with bright orange accents, with Brooke´s own signature embossed on each piece. Products have been chosen by Brooke herself to achieve that natural, all-American look, and the resulting collection is simple, fresh and modern. The range is very wearable, full of natural shades of creams, taupes and browns, with uplifting summer hues of sunshine oranges and bright corals. There is everything you need for both day and night, lipsticks, lipglasses, eye shadow compacts, including an impressive 15-strong eye shadow colour palette, blushers and bronzing powders, and nail polishes to finish the look, but here at StyleNest we of course can´t wait to get our hands on the brow set and veluxe brow liner, to try and achieve the same beautiful brows that Brooke is so famous for.

Available now online at maccosmetics.co.uk and at MAC locations nationwide. 

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Sophie Conran Interiors Tipshttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/home-and-garden/interiors-notebook/sophie-conran-interiors-tips/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/home-and-garden/interiors-notebook/sophie-conran-interiors-tips/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:21:31 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=89642 We’ve teamed up with British designer Sophie Conran to bring you some exclusive interior top tips to help transform your home from drab to fab. Decorating your home can be an overwhelming experience. Here are Sophie’s top five rules on how to create a comfortable home with your very own personal touches: Tip 1. When faced with […]

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Sophie ConranWe’ve teamed up with British designer Sophie Conran to bring you some exclusive interior top tips to help transform your home from drab to fab.

Decorating your home can be an overwhelming experience.

Here are Sophie’s top five rules on how to create a comfortable home with your very own personal touches:

Tip 1.

When faced with the daunting task of decorating an empty room I always start by creating a story board. I collect and pin images from magazines, bits of fabric or carpet and I paint on specific paint colours. That way you start to build a picture, and you can see what works.

Tip 2.

Once I have done that I will usually pin fabrics and bits of wallpaper to the walls themselves, and live with it for a bit. The way they will look changes so much with the light at different times of day, so it is important for you to see that to be sure you like your choices. Don’t rush!

Tip 3.

Antique markets and auction houses are my favourite places to go for new bits for my home. I do a little prep, so have a list of the prices I need with the measurements of the space they are to go and always carry a tape measure with me so when I see something that looks like right I can measure it up and don’t get the dimensions wrong. You’ll end up with the most fantastic, unexpected unique pieces. So go, and keep and eye out for little gems.

Tip 4.

You don’t need to spend a lot of money to make a room look and feel good. Be organised with your budgets, and spend time researching where you can get the best value for money.

Tip 5.

Things don’t have to be perfect to be beautiful. If you go into a room and it’s all perfect, you don’t feel comfortable. A home interior is not an abstract thing, it should have character, it is about people, it’s about the way you feel, the way you interact. It’s about family and friends, it’s the backdrop to your life.

Visit www.sophieconran.com

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Jesmond Dene House Christmas Menuhttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/food/restaurants/jesmond-dene-house-christmas-menu/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/food/restaurants/jesmond-dene-house-christmas-menu/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:17:16 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=89707 StyleNest headed to Newcastle’s finest hotel, Jesmond Dene House, to sample their stunning Christmas menu. Stepping into the warm and vibrant seasonal reception, gingerbread houses and Christmas decorations adorn the entrance hall. Always an ambient atmosphere, Jesmond Dene House offers indulgence throughout each visit, whether you are there for lunch, dinner, drinks or afternoon tea. […]

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Jesmond HouseStyleNest headed to Newcastle’s finest hotel, Jesmond Dene House, to sample their stunning Christmas menu.

Stepping into the warm and vibrant seasonal reception, gingerbread houses and Christmas decorations adorn the entrance hall. Always an ambient atmosphere, Jesmond Dene House offers indulgence throughout each visit, whether you are there for lunch, dinner, drinks or afternoon tea.

Shown to our table and given the lunch menu, we surveyed the delicious options on display. Choosing the Roast Squash, Ricotta, Sage and Pine Nut salad to start, I was also tempted by Citrus Cured Salmon, Caviar and Crème Fraiche. A scrumptious starter, my other half picked the Chestnut Soup with Potato and Truffle Dumplings.

With two little ones in tow, the waiting team looked after us really well and they were able to have their mains whilst we tucked into our starters. For our main course we plumped for; Ballotine of Turkey, Yokon Gold Fondant Potato, Sprouts with Roast Chestnuts , Chipolata and Cranberry Compote and Bread Sauce plus Beef Bourguignon with Root Vegetables and Heritage Potatoes. Succulent meat with all the seasonal trimmings, each dish was as delicious as the next.

Our dessert had to be their Dark Chocolate and Mandarin Dome, the ultimate piece de resistance. A glittering gold-dusted dark chocolate dome, bursting with flavour when cracking the external shell, this pud was pure perfection. Completely content after three courses of Christmas deliciousness, I would thoroughly recommend a winter visit to this opulent and magnificent family-friendly hotel. Happy to meet your every need, food intolerances and allergies are catered for with precision, and even the table’s bread baskets can be made up with this in mind.

Packed full of the finest in luxury fare and local produce, Jesmond Dene House’s Restaurant Festive Menu is available throughout December. Ever the masters of superbly presented food which tastes fantastic, the service is also faultless from beginning to finish.

Lunch from Monday to Saturday is priced at £24 per person for two courses and £27 per person for three courses. Dinner and Sunday lunch is priced at £31 per person for two courses and £35 per person for three courses.

www.jesmonddenehouse.co.uk

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The Goring Hotelhttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/travel/hotel-reviews/the-goring-hotel/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/travel/hotel-reviews/the-goring-hotel/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:55:00 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=88227 StyleNest took a luxurious trip to London’s Goring Hotel, indulging in a stay at the stunning 5 star family run hotel. Situated in Belgravia, The Goring is the closest hotel to Buckingham Palace and has a long and memorable history being one of London’s finest places to visit. Family run for over 100 years, The […]

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The Goring 3StyleNest took a luxurious trip to London’s Goring Hotel, indulging in a stay at the stunning 5 star family run hotel. Situated in Belgravia, The Goring is the closest hotel to Buckingham Palace and has a long and memorable history being one of London’s finest places to visit.

Family run for over 100 years, The Goring has been an integral part of Belgravia since 1910, an establishment set apart from the rest due to four generations of fantastic service. Stepping off the street into the hotel, the Goring experience starts immediately as doors are opened for guests and bags taken. The foyer and reception are a breathtaking sight to behold, a peaceful atmosphere that encourages guests to retreat from the busy world outside. Earlier in the week we received an arranged phone call to discuss any guest preferences, a simple touch that felt both inviting and exclusive to our own personal stay. Following check-in we excitedly find out that our room has been upgraded to The Belgravia Suite. Taking a walk along the nearby King’s Road before our room is ready we soak up the bustling city surroundings, which couldn’t feel further away when inside the quiet haven of The Goring.

Shown to our suite at 2pm, the décor is truly delightful. Details such as the hand-woven Gainsborough silks which decorate the walls and the original and timeless beauty of the lift are all a joy to behold. The Belgravia Suite is a one-bedroom Italian furnished marvel, complete with entrance hall, bedroom, sitting room and marble bathroom. Looking out over the lovely Beeston Place, lights can be dimmed to different levels, providing further essential ambience.

A 24 hour concierge to hand; services available include pressing and a complimentary in-suite cocktail hour. Enjoying a champagne, whisky and angostura bitter-soaked sugar cubes concoction, we mixed up our cocktail using the instructions provided. Exquisitely adding to the experience, this was one of our favourite signature touches to the stay. Molton Brown goodies in the bathroom, there is also a flat screen in the bath tub, a separate shower and heated marble flooring for pure bathing luxury. Our master bedroom boasted more gorgeous silk wallpaper and luxurious furnishings, plus the comfiest bed you could probably ever find.

Fully rested after an excellent night’s sleep, we headed down to the Goring Dining Room for breakfast the next day. All brought to our table, breakfast included pastries, toast, coffee, tea, a bowl of berries and a continental menu to devour. Sampling the smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, much like the rest of our stay, the service was impeccable. Checkout being at midday was an added bonus, as there was no rush in the morning, something that compounded the chilled out vibe of our stay. An absolute must-visit, The Goring also plays host to Afternoon Tea in the Goring Lounge and Terrace. Alternatively, enjoy dining and drinking in the Goring Lounge and Bar, with full access to the private Goring Gardens.

If you fancy a break at The Goring and want to immerse yourself fully into the Christmas festivities, from 11th December – 4th January The Goring and English National Ballet are inviting guests to stay at the hotel and enjoy the Nutcracker ballet from a box. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet a ballet dancer, or to take an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the London Coliseum. An ideal excuse to experience The Goring, this is the perfect Christmas present for an aspiring prima ballerina. Soak up the Christmas spirit with the Belgravia suite and sample mulled wine by the fire, a crisp winter walk around the garden or tuck into the Dining Room’s Christmas menu.

An indulgent and inviting option all year round, here at StyleNest we are certain to return to the sumptuousness of The Goring very soon.

Need to Know:

Rooms and suites: There are 69 rooms including; Delightful Queen-bedded Rooms, Delightful King or Twin-bedded Rooms, Deluxe King or Twin-bedded Rooms, Splendid Silk Rooms, Most Splendid Balcony Rooms, Delightful Family Rooms and Splendid Connecting Silk Rooms. The 3 suites are; The Junior Suite, The Belgravia Suite and The Royal Suite.

Rates: The Delightful Queen-bedded room is priced at £400.00, inclusive of VAT and breakfast. The Belgravia Suite is priced at £1,650.00, inclusive of VAT and breakfast. A one-night stay in a Belgravia Suite at The Goring with breakfast and two tickets in a box to Nutcracker start from £1,762 per suite (subject to availability and must be booked 2 weeks prior to travel).

Check-In Time: 2pm

Checkout Time: Midday

Facilities: Enjoy eating and drinking in sumptuous surroundings at The Goring Lounge and bar with exclusive access to the private Goring Gardens, or take Afternoon Tea in The Goring Lounge and Terrace. Delight in a unique dining experience at The Goring Dining Room, where you will also have breakfast. There is complimentary membership to a local health club with full use of a pool and gym should you wish to go for a swim. Laundry, dry-cleaning and pressing is available on request, plus a twice daily housekeeping service. Children’s activities, a 24 hour Concierge service and high speed internet access are among several additional guest features.

How to get there: A simple 3 minute walk from Victoria Rail Station, the hotel is in a central Belgravia location. High speed rail connections are available to the London Underground, taking you on to other London rail stations for other train travel and linking to Gatwick Airport if you are coming from further afar. The Goring Hotel is not placed within the London congestion charge zone and there is off-street parking available. Alternatively, a personal chauffeur can be arranged for any airport pick-ups or trips during your stay.

The Goring, Beeston Place, London SW1W 0JW

Telephone: 020 7396 9000

Email: reservations@thegoring.com

www.thegoring.com

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Bread Saucehttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/food/recipes/family-friendly-recipes/bread-sauce/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/food/recipes/family-friendly-recipes/bread-sauce/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:30:01 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=89822 A British favourite, bread sauce is the perfect accompaniment for your Christmas Turkey, and is equally great served with Roast Chicken. Makes: About 1 litre Preparation time: 10 – 15 minutes Waiting time: 2 hours What You’ll Need: 600ml Oatly Oat drink 1 onion, halved & studded with approx 12 cloves 1 bay leaf 5 peppercorns […]

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Oatly Bread SauceA British favourite, bread sauce is the perfect accompaniment for your Christmas Turkey, and is equally great served with Roast Chicken.

Makes: About 1 litre

Preparation time: 10 – 15 minutes

Waiting time: 2 hours

What You’ll Need:

  • 600ml Oatly Oat drink
  • 1 onion, halved & studded with approx 12 cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 5 peppercorns
  • 150g fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 50g butter or margarine, optional

What To Do:

  • Put the onion, bay leaf and peppercorns into a medium saucepan and pour in the Oatly oat drink. Bring the liquid up to just below boiling and take off the heat.
  • Leave for 2 hours to allow the aromatic flavours to infuse the Oatly.
  • Remove the onion, bay & pepper and keep them to one side. Add the breadcrumbs, put the pan back on and cook gently over a low heat for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the breadcrumbs have swelled.
  • Season with salt and pepper and stir in the butter, if using. You can use this immediately or chill and reheat it. If you are going to keep it for any time, pop the onion and aromatics back in to continue adding flavour.

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Skate at Somerset House with Fortnum & Masonhttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/food/food-news/skate-at-somerset-house-with-fortnum-mason/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/food/food-news/skate-at-somerset-house-with-fortnum-mason/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:53:19 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=89729 Staged alongside the stunning ice rink, visitors will have free entry to The Christmas Arcade with Fortnum & Mason, Fortnum’s Lodge and Glad Tidings Tuesday’s evenings of music, events and tastings. A great day out for all ages, available until 11th January 2015. Skate at Somerset House with Fortnum & Mason is one of the […]

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F&M The PantryStaged alongside the stunning ice rink, visitors will have free entry to The Christmas Arcade with Fortnum & Mason, Fortnum’s Lodge and Glad Tidings Tuesday’s evenings of music, events and tastings. A great day out for all ages, available until 11th January 2015.

Skate at Somerset House with Fortnum & Mason is one of the most enchanting Christmas experiences in London this season. From The Christmas Arcade with Fortnum & Mason, to special events for Glad Tidings Tuesdays, the luxurious Fortnum’s Lodge, and a 40ft Christmas tree next to the ice rink, the stunning neo-classical courtyard at Somerset House is the perfect destination for a festive day out in the capital.

Glad Tidings Tuesdays, The Christmas Arcade with Fortnum & Mason and Fortnum’s Lodge are all part of a full and varied programme of Skate at Somerset House with Fortnum & Mason events open to all members of the public, with no purchase of a ticket to the ice rink needed to join in the festive fun.

Fortnum & Mason’s pop-up Christmas Arcade, nestled in Somerset House’s elegant West Wing rooms and overlooking the ice rink, is filled with festive favourites from Fortnum’s, including their trademark hampers, decorations, gifts and treats for the Christmas table.

The Christmas Arcade also offers a range of products designed by Fortnum’s which are exclusive to Somerset House, including a sterling silver ice-skate charm (£65), the Skate Hamper (£50), and a hand-painted, commemorative bauble (£10).

On Tuesday evenings throughout the season, skaters, spectators and shoppers alike can enjoy a series of special events at Glad Tidings Tuesdays.

The next event will take place on Tuesday 23rd December, when visitors will have the chance to learn how to make delicious concoctions during a cocktail making session, whilst the English Chamber Choir help set the festive mood with live carol singing. Those in search of something special can personalise various items ranging from Santa sacks and Christmas crackers, lollipops and biscuits to engraving wine and spirit bottles.

After merry-makers have shopped ‘til they drop, Fortnum’s Lodge is on hand in the West Wing for light bites and indulgent treats from their Lobster & Prawn Burger with Pickled Cucumber to Fortnum’s signature Bee’s Knees cocktail (£9.50), made with honey harvested from the rooftop at Piccadilly.

Open until 11th January 2015. No tickets necessary.

www.somersethouse.org.uk and www.fortnumandmason.com

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Finlay Loganhttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/lifestyle/five-minutes-with/finlay-logan/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/lifestyle/five-minutes-with/finlay-logan/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:24:12 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=88564 StyleNest chat to Finlay Logan, Michelin-trained Scottish chef, about his Anglo-French bistro Goode & Wright in Notting Hill, the chefs who have inspired him along the way, and his favourite haunts in London. You’re Michelin trained, have won multiple rosettes, and are now heading up Goode & Wright. What has been your greatest achievement so […]

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Finlay Logan Goode & WrightStyleNest chat to Finlay Logan, Michelin-trained Scottish chef, about his Anglo-French bistro Goode & Wright in Notting Hill, the chefs who have inspired him along the way, and his favourite haunts in London.

You’re Michelin trained, have won multiple rosettes, and are now heading up Goode & Wright. What has been your greatest achievement so far?

Having the good fortune to see and interact with our wonderful and loyal customers! Going out is about enjoyment.

What was the inspiration behind the Goode & Wright restaurant and brand?

The Venue and the area provided the inspiration for Goode and Wright, along with sourcing amazing ingredients to create beautiful and seasonal dishes for our customers.

You’re from Scotland, have worked in Spain, have been classically trained in French cuisine and are now the man behind a French inspired menu with an English accent. What has inspired you to create this menu and these dishes? Any particular places or people?

All the places and people I have worked with and for have inspired me. But the biggest inspirations are the ingredients and suppliers that I use.

You’ve lent your talents to a number of the capital’s most prized kitchens, including the famous Ottolenghi, Proud Cabaret, Atlantic Bar & Grill, L’Odean and Odettes. Do you have any favourite memories?

Lots but none that I can share I’m afraid!!!

Are there any chefs in particular whom you admire?

Brett Graham from the Ledbury, Ben Shewry from Attica Restaurant, Kobe Desramaults from In de Wulf, Michel Bras from Bras restaurant. The list is endless and continually grows.

Which are some of your favourite restaurants around London?

I have several! The restaurant scene in London is so vibrant it’s hard to choose, but a few are Duck soup in Soho, Koya, Karma restaurant and Hedone.

The restaurant has had a complete revamp since Alex Herb came on board recently as your new business partner. How did you two meet and what inspired you to work together?

We meet through a mutual friend in the industry and Alex expressed a desire to work front of house. I was looking for someone to run front of house and we just hit it off and it went from there.

What has been the most challenging part of setting up Goode & Wright, and what has been the hardest thing you’ve had to do so far? Do you have any advice to readers who feel inspired to set up their own restaurant?

The most challenging aspect is keeping up my energy levels. Lots of hard decisions have to be made on a daily basis. My advice is to be true to yourself and believe in what you want to do! Listen to your customers! One of the most important things I was ever told was “it’s all about bums on seats” so if you regularly have a full restaurant then you are doing it right!

In a few sentences, can you tell our readers what an average day is like?

I get to work at 9am and have a coffee, check in deliveries and chat to suppliers about produce. At 10am prep starts for the evening and lunch menu. 12pm start of lunch service all prep stops! More prep at 5pm we have staff dinner where we all sit down to eat and chat! 6pm dinner starts and runs till 10.30pm. 12am I go home, day done and repeat!

Phew! That sounds pretty busy. What do you do to sit back and relax?

Go to other restaurants and bars to enjoy myself and check out how they work and run.

What’s next for you? Any future projects you can share with us?

Who knows, but hopefully to grow and expand into other venues.

www.goodeandwright.co.uk

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Have a gorgeous Christmashttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/beauty/the-beauty-bird/have-a-gorgeous-christmas/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/beauty/the-beauty-bird/have-a-gorgeous-christmas/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:47:44 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=89757 It’s that time of year again when the Beauty Bird wishes you all a wonderful yuletide and returns to her nest for a few weeks. But not before I’ve recommended five more products to see you on your way. And this year, I’ve chosen an essential for the coming weeks of slightly harder living, slightly […]

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It’s that time of year again when the Beauty Bird wishes you all a wonderful yuletide and returns to her nest for a few weeks. But not before I’ve recommended five more products to see you on your way.

And this year, I’ve chosen an essential for the coming weeks of slightly harder living, slightly higher thermostats and slightly less water intake. Your complexion will thank you come January for one of these five facial oils. See you then – looking gorgeous.

First up is my new essential for the boozing season: Caudalie Overnight Detox Oil (£29). What a little miracle worker this is. If you are in a fit state after your night out to even wave a flannel near your visage – squeeze a few drops of this out, I implore you. It contains anti-oxidant grape seed, regenerating rosehip, purifying neroli, soothing lavender and detoxifying carrot oils – to ensure you wake up looking not quite as awful as you deserve to.

Caudalie

When the weather is cold and the heating is up my skin can feel tight by the end of the day, and look dehydrated. My solution is to add a facial oil under my night cream for an extra layer. I really like Organic Surge Replenishing Facial Oil Enriched with Argan Oil (£23.50), which instantly soothes and hydrates.

Organic Surge

Oleicia Facial Oil (£27.50) scores extra points for multi-tasking. It’s designed for both cleansing and moisturising and is rich in oleic acid, which is very similar to the sebum naturally produced by skin, and helps your complexion to ‘self-moisturise’. Love this as a cleanser, then again after, patted on. A one-stop oil shop. Lovely.

Oleicia

 

A’kin is an Australian brand and their award-winning, hero product is their Pure Radiance Rosehip Oil (£18), which is extracted without high temperatures to make sure the most potent oil is recovered. The result is perfect for skin that needs some TLC – it beats dullness, hydrates and improves suppleness.

A'kin

 

Finally, an oil for on the go. This cute little roller ball from Betty Hula (£6.25) contains The Secret Wonder Oil, a blend of grapeseed, apricot kernel, avocado oil, jojoba and hemp oil, along with vitamin E. As well as being a lovely night-time oil on any skin type (it’s not greasy), you can pop it in your handbag and use on any old scar, stretchmark or dry bit you like. Looks wonderfully retro too.

Betty Hula

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Abercrombie & Kent Ski Chaletshttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/travel/travel-notes/abercrombie-kent-ski-chalets/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/travel/travel-notes/abercrombie-kent-ski-chalets/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:01:33 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=89570 Ski season is upon us so we’ve teamed up with our friends at Abercrombie & Kent to offer readers some top ski chalets for Christmas and New Year.  If you’re longing for a burst of fresh air then a journey uphill is just the remedy for you. Relax, unwind and indulge in all the mountainous […]

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Ski season is upon us so we’ve teamed up with our friends at Abercrombie & Kent to offer readers some top ski chalets for Christmas and New Year. 

If you’re longing for a burst of fresh air then a journey uphill is just the remedy for you. Relax, unwind and indulge in all the mountainous magic and let Abercrombie & Kent do all the organising for you. Now that sounds like a holiday we can’t refuse!

This article is sponsored by Abercrombie & Kent

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