February Newsletter

February Newsletter

Welcome to the February newsletter where we take a look at some more rather spectacular new products, we focus on some pretty common health concerns and I give you the very latest news and feedback. Just to say the January newsletter went completely out-of-control bonkers and I’ll be writing about that too, but first, for the third month running, we are continuing our globe-trotting mode, so I will begin by writing about four new products from the American brand Cailyn, because this brand is making me very happy right now. Let’s go:

Bounce It Aqua Memory Gel

This is the sister product to Dizzolv’It, which was of course featured on the January newsletter and just flew out of the door. Your feedback on Dizzolv’It was exceptional (I didn’t think I was hallucinating about its efficacy) and Bounce It is every bit as extraordinary, but in a different way.

Bounce It is a revolutionary skin memory gel that helps lift and plump the skin to help restore youthful firmness. Formulated with an innovative and exclusive Cell-Ex 5 Peptide Complex, this gel is full of skin memory components to help effectively strengthen and rebuild collagen and elastin. A high concentration of hydro-active agents help to firm, lift and smooth and will also visibly brighten your complexion.

When I first tested it, I was intrigued with the texture and I thought it was a mad space-age product! It wobbles in the jar and in the history of testing products, I haven’t ever come across anything like this before, but in a good way because it is just so fabulously brilliant.

One of the things I really love is that using a ‘moisture lock in’ system, Bounce It creates a hydration veil which provides and locks in moisture within your skin. It hydrates to help boost its plumping action and performs rather miraculously even under the most harsh environments, such as plane cabins – trust me, I’ve put it to the test and it passed with flying colours (sorry, couldn’t resist!).

The manufacturers, Cailyn, invite you to bounce your skin back to its budding, youthful beginning and I’m inviting you to try a really weird, but wonderful new product. It can be used after cleansing, both in the morning and the evening, and please don’t overdo it; you just need a small amount, most especially if you stick your finger in the jar and don’t use the spatula. Large amounts will literally bounce off your finger and this needs to go on your face, not the floor!

Finally, let’s just say that this is a real experience; I’ve told my jar that I’m 29 (I liked being 29) and I just hope that my message impregnates into its memory cells! I suggest you do the same, unless of course you are 28 – hey, hey, energy follows thought!
Bounce It Aqua Memory Gel £40 for 50 ml; Dizzolv’It £20 for 50 ml

Hydra-Pure Perfecting Primer

Many, many years ago, I had a product that reminded me of this primer, but it died and went to product heaven, leaving me rather bereft. So when I first discovered this new product, I picked it up and wondered whether it would come anywhere close and I’m thrilled to be able to tell you that it does, and in fact it could just be better. The first thing I am going to do is tell you about the product and I think you may just be interested in my wrap paragraph, so please read on:

Hydra-Pure Perfecting Primer is a light-weight primer that enhances the skin’s texture and primes the skin for make-up application. It creates a protective layer on the skin allowing foundation to glide on easily and to last longer. It actually feels like you are applying cashmere to your skin and it is formulated with nourishing soothing botanicals and is suitable for all skin types.

This makes such a drastic difference to the texture of your skin, you will actually wonder how you ever lived without it and I know I have written that about several products recently, but I truly mean every word I write. I do so love a product that delivers instant smoothness and this does by helping to fill in fine lines, wrinkles and pores.

Here comes the wrap: I have been using Bounce It, followed by Hydra-Pure Perfecting Primer and then I’ve been applying my foundation with the hugely acclaimed O! Wow Brush, as launched on last month’s newsletter. I’ll be writing more about the O! Wow brush later in the newsletter, or rather somebody else will, but this trio will help give you incredibly flawless skin and you may or may not want to be telling your friends how your skin looks airbrushed to perfection!
Hydra-Pure Perfecting Primer £35 for 30 ml; O! Wow Brush £20

Pure Ease Brush Cleaner

In an ideal world, I really should have included this product on the January newsletter after I wrote about the O! Wow brush, but I didn’t and who knew that the brush would go so crazy mad that within hours of the newsletter release, we had a mammoth wait list, which is going to be the subject of my Podium on this newsletter. We live, we learn!

I’m just a little bit fanatical about keeping my make-up brushes clean because if they are not cleansed properly then bacteria can form on them, which can have a detrimental effect on your skin, most especially around the eye area and quite honestly I’m not up for getting an eye infection.

You can of course clean your brushes with liquid soap, but I would always advocate using a product especially formulated for purpose. The Pure Ease Brush Cleaner really does bring out the best performance for your brushes and also helps extends the life of them, which is really important because they can be expensive and you don’t want them to rot.

Pure Ease Brush Cleaner is made with an anti-bacterial formula that will help keep your brushes clean and free of bacteria by quickly removing traces of make-up, dirt and bacteria. For daily cleaning, place your brush on a tissue; pump three to four drops of the cleaner over brush bristles; wait a few seconds for the cleaner to work and then gently wipe off the bristle with the tissue to remove excess cleaner from the brush. For a weekly deep cleanse, soak the brush head in the cleaner for about five minutes, rinse well with water and let the brush air dry. Pretty neat, pretty simple.
Pure Ease Brush Cleaner £12 for 100 ml

Cleansing Pad

I have the deepest respect for scientific research and development and we try to be the first in line when it comes to groundbreaking, inspirational products that really do change our lives in a positive way. That said, I have an equal fascination with the simple things in life, most especially products that are so outstandingly simplistic they are often categorized as ‘must-have genius’ products. This Cleansing Pad falls into the latter category and is particularly fabulous if you have acne.

The Cleansing Pad is a flexible, hand-held silicon pad that gently massages the skin for extra deep cleansing. Tiny coarse and fine bristles sweep over the face and you can choose the coarse section for exfoliation and the t-zone, or the fine section for a more gentle exfoliating action to help get rid of dirt, oil and impurities.

It has been specifically created to use in conjunction with Dizzolv’It, but you can use it with any form of cleanser and of course it’s pretty wonderful to help improve skin circulation, which is so important. All you do is gently massage it over the skin using circular movements. Another star is born, which will more or less last forever.
Cleansing Pad £8

Hand Chemistry

On last month’s newsletter we launched Hyaluronic Body Mist for Hand Chemistry, so if you missed what I wrote, then please click here. I suppose it was inevitable that we would have a wait list because we love all things Hyaluronic, in the correct formulation of course, and this product delivers on promise. We are fully stocked again and all I will say here is that I’m about to write about two more products from the Hand Chemistry range, the Intense Youth Complex hand cream went flying out the door after I wrote that it was one of the best hand creams I had ever used and after this section I will be writing about skin hydration, so look out for the body mist.
Hyaluronic Body Mist £17 for 150 ml; Intense Youth Complex £19 for 100 ml

Heel Hydration Complex: The big test was would the Heel Hydration Complex live up to its big award-winning sister, Intense Youth Complex. The answer is a resounding ‘yes’ and I have to say that my feet really love this cream. I’m big on feet; like our hands and neck, I think they are a big give-away on age, when they are on show of course, so having written that the hand cream knocks at least ten years off, so does this and there is something really neat about having fabulous feet.

Unlike traditional heel creams which focus on removing hard skin, the 19.5% active complex hydrates the cracked skin topically whilst rebalancing below surface hydration to avoid the traditional hard skin cycle. It contains a Marine Complex clinically proven to improve visible skin texture and hydration, which also counteracts extreme dryness.

I’m rather partial to the tingling feeling upon application and you know those products that make you smile when you put them on, this falls into that genre. Get this on your feet right now, you will be ever so grateful when the summer months come and one more thing, it’s great on elbows too.
Heel Hydration Complex £14.99 for 100 ml

Extreme Hydration Concentrate: Whilst I absolutely stand by my statement about the efficacy of Intense Youth Complex, I just need to tell you about my hand care regimen. I use Intense Youth in the morning and it sits on my desk in the office, but I have taken to using Extreme Hydration Concentrate every night because it’s akin to going to bed with a hand mask on, which is rather fabulous.

This ultra-concentrated hydration complex contains five hydration active technologies from marine and plant sources that provide deep and lasting hydration to the skin and the results are dramatic and visible. I’m not sure that I’ve ever written about using two different hand creams every day, but I wouldn’t recommend using both unless I was absolutely convinced that they both did what they say on the tube. They do.
Extreme Hydration Concentrate £18.99 for 100 ml

Three Steps to Hydrated Skin

I’m just going to take a break from writing about new products for the moment because I have a bit of a treat for you that I think will make you happy. In cold weather our skin always takes a bit of a bashing and whilst dry skin is an all-year round problem, it is exacerbated by the harshness of the cold and the extremities of central heating.

If you are a regular follower of this newsletter, you will know that I absolutely swear by Skin Restoring Phytoceramides for all dry skin conditions. I can’t actually remember when we launched this supplement, perhaps three or four years ago, but I have taken it every day since, with the exception of when we had a bit of a product famine; it also helps compromised skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis and I’m living proof of that as I used to be prone to random eczema episodes, and I haven’t had one ‘episode’ since I started to take Skin Restoring Phytoceramides.

I have often written that Skin Restoring Phytoceramides can help alleviate ‘crocodile legs’ in about seven days, but don’t shoot me if it takes slightly longer, we are all different! Ceramides play a central role in helping to preserve healthy looking skin and they are an important lipid component of the skin’s membrane where they provide protection from the elements, as above, and lock in moisture. The problem is that our body’s production of ceramides declines with age (same as Hyaluronic Acid), so we need supplementation to help maintain our ceramide levels.

The route to hydrated skin is pretty straightforward; the first step is to start taking Skin Restoring Phytoceramides, the second step is to use The Dermasuri Deep Exfoliating Mitt once a fortnight, which helps to remove dead skin cells and debris from your body and finally to spray your body with Hyaluronic Body Mist, which will help maintain body hydration for approximately 72 hours.

The Treat: The cost of all three products is £61.95 and whilst you can of course buy each of the products separately, I have put all three together and with the wave of my magic wand, I have taken £11.95 off, which now makes it £50 for all three products. Dry skin can not only look unsightly, but in ‘worse case’ scenarios it can be pretty painful too, so let’s help banish dry skin from our agenda.
VH Editorial: Nourish Your Skin; Skin Hydration Treat £50 (includes Skin Restoring Phytoceramides £25; The Dermasuri Deep Exfoliating Mitt £19.95; Hyaluronic Body Mist £17)

Steam Hair Pack

On last month’s newsletter I wrote about ‘Nail Mask Twinkle Star’; this is the product that I tested on a group of friends, who all thought I had completely lost the plot, but then had to eat humble pie because the results are pretty amazing as these little thimbles help keep your nails and cuticles in peak condition if used weekly.

Following on from that please allow me to introduce the Pro-Salon Steam Hair Pack. The Steam Hair Pack delivers intense moisture and is made from collagen enriched with Aloe Vera, Portulaca and Chamomile extracts. It’s pretty simple really, all you need to do is shampoo your hair, dry it slightly and then put all your hair inside the hair cap; tighten the cap with the sticker and then gently massage so that your hair can absorb the nutrients. Leave it on for up to 15 minutes, rinse your hair and dry it. It’s that easy and just like the nail masks, you can use this weekly. Oh, and the packaging is awful, but we shall endure!
Pro-Salon Steam Hair Pack £5; Nail Mask Twinkle Star £3.50

iS Clinical Celebration

It is exactly one year since we launched Sheald Recovery Balm and since that time I think I have more or less included it on every newsletter. The efficacy of the product is beyond amazing, helping to prevent scabbing and itching post procedure, healing scars and the big thing is that it can be used on open wounds. Surgeons have gasped at the results and my LA boyfriends, Bryan Johns and Alec Call are heroes in my book.

In this month’s Vogue, Sheald is described as a ‘twenty-first-century alternative to a plaster’ and every success story deserves a celebration, so together with the boys, I am celebrating. We have 100 x Sheald Recovery Balm (worth £43) to give away to the first 100 people who spend £130 on one order for any of the iS Clinical products, which does not include the Innovative Skincare products. **This promotion has now ended**

I rather like the way Vogue call iS Clinical ‘the unfussy insider cosmeceutical brand’; if I wanted to I could list reams of ‘names’ who are totally dedicated to the brand, but I’m not going to do that. Instead I will just say that less is more with iS Clinical and Active Serum remains one of the most effective serums ever created for all skin types and is particularly wonderful for anti-ageing and compromised skin conditions; put it together with Hydra-Cool Serum and prepare yourselves for transformed skin.
Cleansing Complex £34 for 180 ml; Active Serum £68 for 15 ml; Hydra-Cool Serum £48 for 15 ml; Sheald Recovery Balm £43 for 60 ml

The Podium

I’m jumping onto the podium pretty early in the newsletter because I really need to apologise for all the wait lists we had to put in place after the release of the January newsletter. Nothing, but nothing prepared us for the onslaught when the newsletter got released. I really thought we had covered ourselves on our stock levels, but I was very wrong and I’m so sorry.

It is of course a truly wonderful thing to receive such an amazing response on all our new products, most especially when they make such a positive difference to so many of us. Over the past few years it has been ‘fashionable’ to hype up products by saying that there are thousands of people waiting for a product; I’m not too sure that I believe most of the stats that are bounded around, but that said I really dislike having wait lists.

From where I stand, if you order a product then you need to receive it within 48 hours, I would prefer 24 hours, but we are in the hands of Royal Mail and it can go a bit pear-shaped at times; it goes with the territory. For the most part, our manufacturers are pretty wonderful at getting product to us quickly, but they are mostly based overseas, which means that we have to wait for a consignment to be shipped and go through the customs procedure.

At the time of writing this, we are fully stocked with one or two exceptions, so I thank you for your patience and we are heading straight into the feedback section, which is all about those wait list products.

News and Feedback

The Rainbow Volume S Brush came first on the newsletter and it went beyond wild; I have had so many emails and phone calls about this and nearly everybody is calling it ‘the mad hairbrush’, which makes me smile. Can I just say here that I am fully aware that there are a whole load of fake copies on the market. Research is imperative to us and I’m sitting on a report that differentiates between the original patented brush, which we have, and the copies. It’s not pretty reading and there are a lot of ‘miniature’ copies, which quite frankly aren’t suitable for a doll, let alone any of us. Enough said!
Rainbow Volume S Brush £12

The O! Wow Brush has literally become an overnight phenomenon and ditto Dizzolv’It, the Moisture Lip Mask, Hyaluronic Body Mist and the UrbanLab masks. For ease you can check them all out on the January newsletter by clicking here.

This month the Beauty Bible girls, Sarah Stacey and Jo Fairley, have dedicated their article to three of the above products; these girls are tough to please and they write from their hearts, so my little heart practically skipped a beat when I read the article. I am almost blushing and you will understand why when you read it, but it kind of sums up everything that has been said on these awesome products. I thank them and I thank you for all of your feedback, loyalty and support. As ever, niche products rule.
VH Editorial: Three Of The Absolute Best by Jo Fairley and Sarah Stacey

Silver Serum by Skinshop

An article appeared in the Daily Mail a couple of weeks ago featuring Silver Serum by Skinshop, which showed a case study of a severe acne sufferer and how Silver Serum had cleared up her acne. To say it went ballistic is an understatement, and together with Skinshop we are sitting on a massive wait list (yes, I’m sighing!) for the product which literally sold out within a couple of hours of the article appearing.

We have worked with Skinshop for several years and many of you will remember me writing about some of their products, including Silver Serum, Dry Eye Gel, which is fabulous for all dry eye conditions and Liquorice Balm for cold sores. We still don’t have a confirmed date when Silver Serum will be available again, but we think it could be another few weeks, so please bear with us as the manufacturers do everything they can to bring this date forward and in the meantime you might just want to get yourself onto that wait list.
Silver Serum £12.95; Dry Eye Gel £6.95; Liquorice Balm £11.30

If you are waiting for Silver Serum, then there are two things that we recommend you start doing straight away, which will help prepare your skin for Silver Serum. The first thing is to begin using Kalme Cream Cleanser and Kalme Night Repair Cream, both of which have been formulated for sensitive skin and as adjunct products to Silver Serum. Derma Sensitive, found in the Night Repair Cream, is an active ingredient taken from young caper buds, which has been scientifically shown to help promote a clear and uniform skin tone. Repairing skin is a vital step for any compromised skin conditions and these products are a good place to start.
Kalme Cream Cleanser £14.95 for 150 ml; Kalme Night Repair Cream £19.95 for 30 ml

As with all compromised skin conditions, we always recommend that you work from an ‘inside-out’ approach by using a cutting-edge supplement to support topical treatments. We are all big fans of Clear Skin Complex, which has been specifically formulated with targeted botanicals, key minerals and antioxidant carotenoids in a base of digestion-boosting probiotics for a clear, blemish-free skin. Ingredients include Burdock Root, Gotu Kola, Selenium, Zinc and Probiotics; the dose is two capsules daily and please allow at least 28 days for this to really kick in. Kick in it will, this supplement is brilliant.
Clear Skin Complex by Viridian £22.05 for 60 Capsules

Treating an Overactive Bladder

Losing control of your bladder can be a very embarrassing concern with widespread ramifications. People who have bladder control problems have trouble stopping the flow of urine, which is classified as urinary incontinence or an overactive bladder. For others it may just be a case of a constant urge to urinate, which is often termed as a sensitive bladder.

According to recent statistics, less than half of women and one quarter of men who suffer from an overactive bladder ever seek medical help. Two large studies indicate that one in six adults report some signs of an overactive bladder, with one in three having episodes of urge incontinence.

An overactive bladder affects one in six adults over the age of 40 and is defined as having an urgent need to empty the bladder during the day and night, along with incontinence. Those afflicted with an overactive bladder have to go the bathroom frequently, leak urine into their clothes and report feeling depressed, stressed and sleep-deprived.

Whilst most people associate this concern as part of ageing, this is not always the case. Certainly the chances of bladder problems increase with age, often due to other diseases such as prostate enlargement and diabetes, but obviously not all ageing people suffer from incontinence.

In his article on the subject, Shabir takes an in-depth look at this very common health concern, citing studies on the subject and recommends Organic Pumpkin Seed Protein Power to help alleviate the problem.
VH Editorial: Treating An Overactive BladderOrganic Pumpkin Seed Protein Powder £26.20 for 600 grams

Another Celebration – Aromatherapy Associates

As many beauty insiders will tell you, Geraldine Howard, the creator of Aromatherapy Associates is an absolute legend and to mark the 30th anniversary of the launch of the brand they have introduced a Limited Edition Renewing Rose Body Velvet. Designed to give your body the ultimate treatment and leave the skin delicately scented, the rich cream stimulates collagen production, helping improve tone and suppleness, whilst also being deeply nourishing, smoothing fine lines and helping to protect from signs of ageing.

The highest quality essential oils and plant extracts have been used together with specialized peptides and Gotu Kola oil. If only I wasn’t allergic to essential oils, I would experience the combination of rose, geranium and sandalwood melting into my skin, so all I can do is get carried away with the smell and leave you to massage this gorgeous cream into your skin. Sigh!
Limited Edition Renewing Rose Body Velvet by Aromatherapy Associates £50 for 6.8 fl oz

This Works

Two new products this month from This Works and an update on Sleep Plus Pillow Spray, with a treat at the end so please read carefully. Both of these new releases are from their sleep range, which are renowned for their efficacy and offer innovative sleep solutions for a good night’s sleep in two boxed sets:

Can’t Sleep: This set includes two of This Works’ bestselling products, Deep Sleep Pillow Spray and Deep Sleep Stress Less. Deep Sleep Pillow Spray was the subject of an independent user trial where 89% of respondents fell asleep faster and 99% slept better than normal, compared to a placebo. This was carried out on 100 subjects and 100 ex-prescription users with no product comparison. For stress less nights (and days) apply Deep Sleep Stress Less liberally to pulse points to help clear your mind and it helps you breathe easier. Cute, and if you haven’t ever tried any of the This Works sleep products, this would be a good place to start.
Can’t Sleep £10

Sleep Over: Containing three products, Sleep Balm joins Deep Sleep Pillow Spray and Deep Sleep Stress Less; Sleep Balm is a 100% natural balm containing the sleep-inducing benefits of Lavender Oil.
Sleep Over £15

Sleep Plus Pillow Spray: This is now back in stock after a global sell-out post launch at the end of last year. Why are people going crazy for it, well it has been specifically formulated for restless sleepers and helps restore healthy sleep patterns and it works. It’s that simple.
Sleep Plus Pillow Spray £25 for 75 ml

The Treat: Spend £30 on any This Works products on one order and we will send you In Transit No Traces Pads, worth £17, as a gift, whilst stocks last. This will not show up on your invoice, so please don’t stress! **Sorry, this promotion has now ended.**

Cooking With Organic Coconut Butter

Right, I’ve got my feet up on my desk as Shabir now writes about cooking with organic coconut butter; shall we enter him for Masterchef! Here we go:

Most of us have heard about the benefits of Coconut Oil for cooking, for topical use and in skin and hair care products. However, there is another coconut product that is rapidly gaining in popularity called Coconut Butter and for good reason.

Coconut Butter is different from Coconut Oil and has more nutritional and culinary benefits when compared to Coconut Oil. Coconut Oil is pure fat and despite its name, it is usually solid and opaque at room temperature. This is because Coconut Oil is made up of more than 90% saturated fats.

Coconut Butter, on the other hand, is made up from the meat or flesh of the coconut, whereas Coconut Oil is not. In Coconut Oil, the oil is completely separated from the meat, but Coconut Butter is essentially pureed Coconut meat and has a thick, creamy, smooth texture containing approximately 60% oil.

Because Coconut Butter contains the whole flesh of the coconut, it is nutritionally far superior to Coconut Oil and is a good source of protein and of course fibre; almost three grams of fibre per tablespoon makes it a delicious way to supplement fibre in your diet. The flesh of the coconut is also rich in vitamins and minerals such as potassium, magnesium and iron.

Both Coconut Oil and Coconut Butter contain fats called MCT’s (medium chain triglycerides) compared to the longer chain triglycerides found in olive oil and in fish oils. These MCT’s are unique in that they are absorbed by the digestive system easily and used for energy production as opposed to other oils that require specialized enzymes and transport mechanisms to take them from the gut into the bloodstream. Because Coconut Butter has less oil content, there is no risk of gaining weight when using it on a daily basis because the MCT’s act more like carbohydrates and once used for energy, are not stored as fats within the body.

The greatest advantage of using Coconut Butter is for its culinary benefits. Coconut Butter can be used as a healthy spread instead of butter or margarine and has a smoother creamier texture. It can be used in smoothies to create a wonderful creamy texture and of course its fibre and nutritional content further enhance the benefits of any fruits used in the smoothie.

Perhaps the greatest benefit of using Coconut Butter is its benefits when baking, frying or sautéing with it. Unlike olive oil, which turns rancid when heated above 120 degrees Fahrenheit, Coconut Butter’s fat content remains intact even at temperatures in excess of 325 degrees Fahrenheit, making it really useful for all types of cooking. The oils within Coconut Butter are not converted into health damaging fats that are associated with high temperature cooking with vegetable oils.

I tend to recommend Organic Coconut Butter for all the benefits mentioned above and it does not add any fragrant coconut flavour to food, making it versatile.
VH Editorial: Cooking with Organic Coconut ButterOrganic Coconut Butter by Higher Nature £12.90 for 400 grams

Health Concerns and Restless Leg Syndrome

There are many facets to VH, some are very visible and others are not. As I’ve written above, and on so many occasions, your feedback is amazing, but the hidden side is that Shabir, in his role as a qualified pharmacist, supports so many of you, both on email and on the phone, helping with numerous health concerns and supplements contra-indicating with prescribed medication.

It is really interesting to note that health concerns tend to go in cycles; one month everybody seems to be concerned about migraines, another month it may be post-nasal drip and for the past couple of weeks the world seems to be suffering from Restless Leg Syndrome.

These health related trends are every bit as important as product trends, if not more so because with all the best will in the world, we are not talking the latest lipstick here, but we are dealing with very real health concerns and in some cases terminal illnesses, which is always so difficult to deal with, most especially because we are really close to so many of you.

Shabir’s editorial features are extensively read, so do look at them when you have the time, but for now I am linking you through to his article on Restless Leg Syndrome and hope that his recommendations help alleviate this rather annoying concern.
VH Editorial: Restless Leg SyndromeDiosmin Plus £25.50 for 60 Capsules; Pure Magnesium Oil Spray £16 for 236 ml; Methyl B-12 £20 for 100 Lozenges

VH Editorial

I have already mentioned some of this month’s editorial features throughout the newsletter, but in addition Jo Fairley writes about Finding Some Headspace, so if you don’t know about the wonderful Headspace App, then do read all about it. I’m with Jo, I think it is completely wonderful, but you need to be really disciplined and actually do it!

The very lovely, and disciplined, Catherine Turner writes about having a healthy mind set and please welcome the rather fabulous Carolyn Asome, former deputy fashion editor of The Times (amongst a whole load of other things) as she writes about Wardrobe Detoxing, which I think most of us will relate to. I’ll put my hands up, Carolyn has put me to shame and I’m petrified she is going to turn up on my doorstep sometime soon!
VH Editorial: Finding Some Headspace by Jo Fairley; Mind Set: Healthy by Catherine Turner; Wardrobe Detoxing by Carolyn Asome

The End Bit

Just a few things to say here:

To Kazu Namise, creator of Phylia de M, thank you for always supporting us, for always being at the end of a phone when a customer needs you, despite the eight hour time difference; I have always been convinced that the efficacy of products is relative not only to using the very finest ingredients, but in the passion and dedication that also gets poured into each and every bottle. Your products are a testimony to each of these things and you have given hope and help to thousands of people who have thinning hair. We all thank you.
Phylia de M

Staying on the subject of hair, we had a huge response to the launch of Hairjelly Capsules, so if you are concerned about thinning hair, hair loss and the general health of your hair, do try these alongside Superior Hair; as I’ve often written, the loss of hair is a very emotive subject, so please do give these supplements time to work, they are not an overnight magic solution, although I truly wish they were.
Hairjelly Capsules £29.95 for 60 Capsules; Superior Hair £26 for 90 Capsules

If you collect the Real Techniques brushes by Samantha Chapman, I am here to tell you that two new brushes have been added to her collection. One is a Sculpting Brush and the other is a Concealer Brush. Now you know!
Sculpting Brush £9.99; Concealer Brush £7.99

There are so many lurgies still flying around and they seem to be lasting forever and a day. Knock them right on the head by taking Triple Flu Defense (2014-2015) or if you are a man, try Manflu Daily Defence, which has been formulated for ‘men that matter’. I swear I am not making that last bit up, that’s what it says on the packet. I could of course comment, but I think I’m better off refraining!
Triple Flu Defense (2014-2015) £25 for 30 ml; Manflu Daily Defence £7.99 for 20 Effervescent Tablets

I just want to finish this section by saying that I love Lanolips. Short, sweet and nothing to add other than Lanolips rules!

We have come to the end of another newsletter and together with Shabir, and the entire VH team, I would like to thank you once again for your amazing support and loyalty.

I hope you all have a wonderful February.

With love

Gill x