20 July 2011

By Tetley!

I’m a real ‘chai chica’.  That is to say, I need a hot cup of tea to kick start my day!

So I was more than delighted to try out Tetley’s Redbush blend, which apparently can help you to achieve glowing skin (and I don’t think they mean by putting your face near a steamy mug!).

This tea contains 100% natural rooibos, or what we call Redbush, which is reputed to contain the mineral zinc and is a super source of antioxidants, which may help to maintain a healthy body and fight free radicals.
Science bit aside, I also love the fact that Tetley Redbush is caffeine free, so I’m not bouncing off walls and don’t feel so dehydrated. It’s low in tannin, which can discolour teeth and so helps to maintain a whiter and brighter smile – perfect with my big day coming up!
Tetley Redbush is £1.69 (for 40). Read more about it here: www.tetley.co.uk/redbush.

Better get the kettle on then…

4 July 2011

Luxury Beauty At The Beach

Hello to Sunshine Monday!

I've just returned from my hen weekend on Hvar Island in Croatia (absolute heaven!) and these gorgeous beauty treats got the girls and I suitably glammed up to look beach chic.

Check out my review on Running In Heels to see more: http://runninginheels.co.uk/articles/luxury-beach-beauty/

Hope you like it!

Beauty Biscuit xx

6 June 2011

Under Eye Rescues

I hate the dark circles under my eyes and no matter what I try (healthy diet of green leafy vegetables, drinking lots of water and getting plenty of rest), those pandas still form (sigh).
I've tried lots of formulas, only to find that good hydrating creams are the best for my skin - the apple of my eye as it were (pardon the terrible pun!).
Two lovely luxury hotel and spa PR girls recently handed me dinky handbag essentials by luxe Aussie skincare range, Sodashi. Sodashi takes its name from the ancient Indian language of Sanskrit meaning, ‘wholeness, purity and radiance’. The Eye and Lip Smoother has a super rich and creamy blend, which glides on so effortlessly without irritating the delicate area and is the oh-so smooth base before the next vital beauty step to achieving beautiful eyes: concealer.
The best bit is that this product is made with 100% natural ingredients with no added synthetic chemicals or fragrances.

Another recent find I came across is BeautyLab’s Instant Renewal Eye Complex. The founder tells me it is infused with anti-inflammatory properties and peptides to create a healthy looking eye area: no blemishes, no fine lines and a plumped-up effect! Again, we just love the creamy feel!
Both products are available to buy online: http://www.sodashi.com  / http://www.beautylabshop.com                                                   

3 June 2011

My Summer Must-Haves on The Beauty Pages

So the sun is shining upon us again here in dreary London! Weather forecasters (dare we trust them) predict a sunny month ahead, so it’s high time to freshen up our look, as well as prep for summer beach holidays (I’m off to Croatia with the girls later this month and cannot WAIT to soak up some rays!).

Simply click here to check out my beauty secrets revealed on The Beauty Pages here: http://www.the-beauty-pages.com/thefeature.php
Happy weekend!
Beauty Biscuit x

11 May 2011

The E Number That's A Wonder

Thirsty, sensitive skin will feel braver to bare all in the knowledge that there’s a new body moisturiser out by E45. This ultra-thick, hydrating and nourishing formula glides on so effortlessly that you’ll be sure to apply it everywhere, daily. The creamy lotion sank straight into my skin to form a soft cocoon, while a little touch stayed on the surface as a fresh scented layer to protect throughout the day. I’m sure this new potion will soon become a cult beauty buy. This is a definite skin quenching essential for even the most sensitive of skins.
E45 Endless Moisture Derma Restore, £4.59

13 December 2010

My Little Black Book This Christmas

As the countdown to Christmas fast approaches, most of us will be in full festive swing. If you always seem to run out of time to fully prepare for celebratory occasions (that probably goes for the most of us too!), here are my top pointers to looking fabulous this party season. I’ve also shared my favourite eateries and bars to visit in London, plus some beauty gift ideas that never fail to impress.

The hot spot to get you tinsel town ready is celebrity haunt, Neville Hair & Beauty in London. I recently paid a visit to experience a new treatment on the menu; a one hour indulgence that includes a deep hair conditioning treatment, manicure, pedicure and the most glamorous blow-dry ever that saves us from bad hair days and poorly painted nails. They call this the ‘WOW’ and for good reason - I walked out feeling like a real ‘Pretty Woman’. www.nevillehairandbeauty.net. This package starts from £150.

If a trip to Neville is out of your budget, try some at-home pampering. For dry winter hair, invest in an intense ritual using Kerastase products. For supreme soft tresses, try the Fondant Nutrithermique treatment, £17.90 and Elixir Ultime, £32.72, www.kerastase.co.uk. Aromatherapy Associates' Enrich Hair Oil, £22.50, www.aromatherapyassociates.com also deep conditions and adds lustrous shine to locks. Nails Inc. have introduced cute crystal jewels on the caps of their Christmas collection, £15, www.nailsinc.com . I love the shades Royal Arcade and Crown Court.  If you’re seeking a sun-worshipping glow, a stop at The Chelsea Day Spa for the organic, paraben and streak-free Vita Liberata Spray Tan, £45, does the trick. www.thechelseadayspa.co.uk
Fluttery lashes never go amiss. The Power Lounge’s nourishing lash serum, Long Sexy Lashes, £22, www.thepowderlounge.co.uk is the perfect primer before a lick of mascara and falsies. I find Eyelure’s Girls Aloud Party Lashes, £5.95, www.eyelure.com really rock a glitzy winter wonderland look. The perfect party palettes have got to be Bobbi Brown’s Pink and Gold Lip Palette, which dips the lips with fresh pinks, deep roses and a golden nude, £35, www.bobbibrown.co.uk and MAC’s 6 Dashing Lassie Eye Shadows, £25 www.maccosmetics.co.uk – a soft shimmer set that has a fairy-tale vanilla, coffee and bronze, all encased in a tartan tin. These pretty sparklers promise goddess-like glamour without overdoing it.
LBD’s and cocktail frocks by French Connection guarantee feminine party sophistication. I love the Silky Sacha, Grainger's and Samantha Sequins designs the most. Check out www.frenchconnection.com to buy them online.

Christmas would not be the same without sophisticated scents. Florist Jane Packer has just introduced a new alluring fragrance. This crushed floral explosion dips you in a garden of Red Roses, Black Violet and Cyclamen eau de parfum, £45, www.jane-packer.co.uk
Now that you’re looking and hopefully feeling a million dollars, arrange drinks and dinner with friends in London. Providores – the New Zealand tapas restaurant in Marylebone, www.theprovidores.co.uk offers a fusion of world flavours to create a unique and sensational menu. If you’re east, Viet Grill is the yummiest Vietnamese street food in Shoreditch: www.vietnamesekitchen.co.uk/vietgrill . When west and need an escape after shopping for gifts on Oxford Street, hydrate with cocktails at Aqua www.aqua-london.com.The terrace top has great views over London and cosy cashmere blankets to keep you warm when it’s cold outside. For the best Earl Grey martinis, set your sights on Hunter 486 – the trendy bar in boutique hotel, Arch London, tucked away by, you guessed it, Marble Arch: www.thearchlondon.com
On Christmas Day itself, you never know if a few unexpected guests will suddenly turn up, or worse yet, if they will come bearing gifts for you but you have none for them! To avoid any awkward present swapping moments, wrap up some beauty heroes: Molton Brown’s The Three Musketeers should save you, £42 www.moltonbrown.co.uk . This three-piece gift set for men includes the Active Cassia Sportswash, Deodorant and Moisture-Rich Aloe and Karite Ultrabar. Neal’s Yard has another rescue remedy for last minute arrivals. The Exquisite Wild Rose Skincare Collection brings together the Beauty Balm, Body Elixir and Beauty Concentrate into one box set, £45, www.nealsyardremedies.com .
Finally, lift into high spirits with scented lights! Fragrance your home with the new Diptyque Oliban and Spicy Orange Candles, £45 each, www.liberty.co.uk  I also like the Crabtree & Evelyn Noel 3 Fragranced Candles, £21, www.crabtree-evelyn.co.uk
You’re ready to celebrate in style!
Happy Christmas! x

28 November 2010

My Guest Post on the leg room: stretch marks? Let 'Legs Patel' sort you out

Check out my Guest Post by beauty editor of The Telegraph Magazine, Kate Shapland: the leg room: stretch marks? Let 'Legs Patel' sort you out:
"Meet Reena Patel, aka 'Legs Patel', on account of her leggy Bambi-esque figure, and PR whizz, on account of her recent Freelance PR of the Year Award..."

Chai & Beauty Biscuit

So here goes my first post! Hello and welcome! While the website for my lifestyle PR business still eagerly awaits, I'm live on the blog scene in just a few clicks with Beauty Biscuit: the ultimate news, reviews and beauty buzz by yours truly - an industry insider and total beauty junkie. Beauty Biscuit shares the creme de la creme in beauty treats, tips and tricks that I get to see, hear and experience on a daily basis. I hope you enjoy following my journey in the quest for the very best in all things beauty!


Beauty Biscuit x