Jo’s just returned from two heady-hot weeks in the tropics for her honeymoon (congrats Mrs Knowles!) Ever the blogaholic, she telegraphed this post over from her beach lounger…
After a fortnight in Thailand I’ve got a hint of a tan but having grown up in Australia, one would be rugby-tackled to the ground if found recklessly wandering minus an SPF 50 epidermis, so I can never casually sunbathe. I’ve avoided a post-holiday paunch thanks to the Thai rice and vegetable diet, but my hair…oh god.
Half way through it was ready to pack up and get a flight back on its own. It looked beachy and tousled from some angles but felt like a ready salted crisp with eczema. Being a beauty-bore I was armed with a UV hair spritz (which I’d offer up to fellow bathers like a first-aider handing out plasters at a festival) however the harsh salt and humidity had a stronger team. Luckily these rehab-hair treatments have calmed the frizz and twiglet texture:
Philip Kinglsey Elasticizer Extreme, £26.25
Originally created for Audrey Hepburn to remedy the ills of over-styling . This pre -shampoo treatment repairs extremely dry, porous hair to restore elasticity, shine and moisture. If its good enough for Audrey…
Ojon Dry Recovery Revitalising Moisture Mist, £20
L’Oreal EverPure Colour Care & Moisture Conditioner, £5.99
Sulphate free and a bargain to boot.
What do you mean you haven’t started your Christmas shopping yet? Don’t you realise there are only 155 shopping days left before 25th December? I know this because last Wednesday Helen and I went down to Selfridges, where the Christmas shopping is encouraged even at the height of Summer. On Wednesday, the Ultralounge (I’m not entirely sure what makes it more ultra than your average lounge) was transformed into an all-white winter wonderland complete with Christmas trees, fake snow scattered on the floor and Mariah Carey warbling ‘all I want for Christmas is yooooou’ in the background. It was all designed to get journalists and bloggers in the mood for the festive season because the Selfridges Christmas shop will be open by the end of July. Yep, you read that right, July – although the exact date is a closely guarded secret. Can’t wait to get started? Here are a few snaps of the sort of goodies you’ll be able to find there, and throughout Selfridges, in the run up to Christmas – from tiny Vivienne Westwood bears to a giant Dior bear in a box, plus possibly the coolest advent calendar I’ve ever seen.
Vivienne Westwood bear charm necklaces
Markus Lupfer pug jumper
Burberry Prorsum white double breasted 'Pattinson' coat
Roland Mouret white strapless dress
Issa white evening dress
Vivienne Westwood white evening dress
Dior bear in a box
The front of a luxury Lancome advent calendar...
...and all the Lancome goodies inside
Helen and I in the Selfridges white winter wonderland