Hope you are well and thanks so much for reading my blog, lots to tell you about this week:
Uncle Craig Time
I was in Bristol last week for a couple of days seeing my family and enjoying some special time with my nieces; little Ava-Rose is now 9 weeks old and she is doing well, needless to say my sister and brother-in-law are rather sleep deprived at this stage but all worth it for the bundle of joy that she is. She smiles a lot too – I think it runs in the family!
I bought my 4 year old niece, Ruby an activity book from the Museum of London all about Peppa Pig on a trip to the capital. It was so much fun doing it together, she is such a bright little girl with such a personality. You can see her here proud as punch at what she had achieved. She starts school in September, it hardly seems 5 minutes ago she was Ava-Rose’s age!
After my time in Bristol I brought my eldest niece Jasmine and her friend back to London for a few days; the girls mainly wanted to shop on Oxford Street (surprise surprise!) but we did also have movie night, a dinner with friends on the riverside and even a little trip to QVC where they loved the illuminated mirrors in the make-up room for selfies – haha!
I have been making an effort to meditate more recently, have you ever tried it? I find it really helps me stay a little calmer amidst the business of life. I found some votive Kelly Hoppen Zen candles I had bought from QVC a while ago and they are a perfect companion to set the mood. I also use an app called Calm which is quite frankly the best app I have ever invested in – there are different themes every day and bespoke meditations for all moments in life, check it out.
And finally drum roll… I will be launching a NEW brand to QVC on Tuesday 22nd August at 6pm! It’s called Elemental Herbology and is a British premium, natural skincare brand based around harmony and equilibrium of the 5 elements in ancient Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine: earth, fire, water, metal and wood.
The range has had incredible press and is award-winning and I really like the prescriptive nature where you can create bespoke skincare depending on your lifestyle, mood and even your personality type. If you are passionate about ingredients in your skincare, Elemental Herbology are dedicated to using the finest that can be sourced.
Resident beauty expert, Alison Young has been trialing the range and this is what she said in her Beauty Insider blog:
Elemental Herbology – also made in England, Elemental Herbology is a free-from brand using Ayurvedic principles. Their products are skin-type specific, so it’s easy to choose which regime you need, and compared to Evolve Beauty it has some richer textures, plus premium packaging. Their products are really results-driven and very sophisticated. If you’re questioning ingredients but you don’t want to question results, I’d really recommend Elemental Herbology.
Be sure to join me and brand manager, Adam for the launch show on Tuesday 22nd – I have a feeling it’s going to be busy!
Thanks so much for reading my blog, sending you a big earthy hug (of the 5 elements, I’m an earth sign!).
See you soon,