Monday, 21 May 2012

Taking a little blog break...

You see, Sarah's on her honeymoon.
     Amy's on holiday.
     And annoyingly, Jo's broken her wrist.  (Again.)
     So we'll be reappearing here as soon as we can, but to ensure a regular beauty fix, do check out our daily Beauty Bible Loves blog, here, for all our latest fave raves...
     Would we let our beauty-hounds down...?

Friday, 18 May 2012

We're sure you wish Sarah every happiness...

The weekend has almost arrived.
     And tomorrow afternoon, what Jo and our friend Gill Sinclair at Victoria Health labelled Sarah's 'Big Fat Horsey Wedding' takes place.  
     Not unsurprisingly, Sarah's got better things to do than upload blog postings, so Jo and Amy have sneaked this one in.
     Along with a photo of what we're guessing the bridesmaids will be wearing. (We found it on our new social network guilty pleasure, Pinterest.  Also known as:  how to fritter away the rest of your life in a truly pleasurable, albeit entirely shallow, way...)
     So we'd just like to wish Sarah and Alex every happiness, from the rest of the Beauty Bible team.
     You so deserve it!
     And yes, we've packed hankies.  
     Er, and pony nuts...

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

And this is true shower power!

Yes, please.
     Oh, yes, pretty-please.
What we wouldn't give to be whisked to somewhere we could bathe, semi-al fresco, beneath a shower head like this.  (We're reliably informed it's one of Zucchetti's LED-illuminated shower heads.)
     Can Beauty Bible Bathroom Bliss get - well, more blissful...?
     Perhaps if George Clooney was just out of shot on the left.
     But otherwise, we're not sure.
     And with that thought, we wish you happy bathing.

PS  Normally we share a fabulous bathing interior - or in this case, exterior - just before the weekend.  But watch this space for a rather special posting, on Friday...!

Monday, 14 May 2012

What Jo did in Corsica...!

It's just a week to go till The Chelsea Flower Show - and there's one particular garden we're looking forward to visiting.
     It's the L'Occitane Immortelle Garden, where designer Peter Doyle has recreated the Corsican maquis, where a very special flower grows: 'Immortelle', a.k.a. the 'flower that never dies', which also happens to be the key ingredient in their Divine Cream - not just the top-scoring miracle product in our book The Anti-Ageing Beauty Bible, but the highest we've ever had in that category to date.
     So it made sense for Jo to follow the journey of Immortelle from field-to-jar:  from Corsica to Provence, L'Occitane's home, where it's transformed into powerfully anti-ageing skin treats, and where she also met the company's inspiring founder, Olivier Baussan.  You can watch Jo's little 'movie', here (and we'll let you know when Part 2 is 'live'.)
     Meanwhile for a bit of fun, do also check out the 'Explore the Garden' page:  click here to visit - then click on different features for a preview of what the garden will look like.
     Though what a picture can never convey is the amazing, aromatic scent of what's now become one of Jo's favourite plants...

Friday, 11 May 2012


Today's Beauty Bible Bathroom Bliss is for anyone who finds tiled bathroom floors a bit 'brrrrrrr'.  (That means us.)
     We're loving the polished wood platform.
     The Dutch Arts & Crafts dresser, for displaying lotions and potions.
     And who needs a towel rail when you have a distressed vintage chair to stack your white fluffiness on...?
     Have a wonderful weekend soak, wherever you're spending it...

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Suds of change...?

As 'greenies' from way back, we travel with our own soaps.
     But even we're sometimes caught out and are guilt-struck by having to use those mini hotel soaps - which are technically designed for one stay, but in reality would last most people a week.
     So we're super-thrilled to hear about the Global Soap Project, set up in the States to collect and recycle soap from over 600 US hotels and counting, sending it to communities in the developing world (especially across Africa) who have sanitation problems, and little access to a commodity we all take for granted.
     A pat on the back, for sure, to hotel groups like Hilton, Wyndham, Marriott and more for getting with the soap programme.
    But what we'd really like, now, is for some enterprising Beauty Bible devotee to set up the UK arm of Global Soap Project...!

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Thanks, waitress - and here's an extra fiver...

Another reason for finding your perfect red lipstick...
     Sarah just stumbled across a study (published in the International Journal of Hospitality Management and carried out by the University de Bretagne-Sud) which reveals that waitresses who wore red lipstick encouraged bigger tips from male patrons.  (Though not from females - surprise, surprise...!)
     Sounds sexist.  Maybe a bit controversial, too.
     But since red lipstick is all about enhancing a secondary sexual characteristic (the lips themselves), it's probably just hard-wired into men's DNA, in some way.  
     Fascinating, whatever.  And a good opportunity for us to share our favourite-ever red-lipstick-selection secret.  Which is to try shades on the pads on the inside of the fingertips, since they're are closest in colour to the lips themselves.
     So:  thanks to Mary Greenwell, for the kind of red lipstick tip everyone - not just waitresses - can take advantage of...!