Tag Archives: Lou Dartford

One for the boys…

19 Sep

Boys can often be neglected when it comes to grooming products, but we know you like to look after yourselves as well! Male skin can suffer with acne, dryness and sensitivity, as well as battling against the elements and general living. To top it off, many high street brands are full of synthetic ingredients, which can make matters worse. Step in Organic Homme by Green People, with their 10-strong range of products designed with the modern man in mind.  Each one is packed full of goodness to tackle any skin concerns and help keep you looking ship-shape.

Green People Organic Homme Travel PackThe ‘Good To Go’ Travel Pack is a brilliant introduction to the range, with 50ml versions of four hero products.  The Scrub It Exfoliator will help smooth skin out by sloughing off dead skin cells and is great to use before shaving.  Follow it up with the Shave Now Wash and Shave, a simultaneous face wash and shave gel.  The Cool Style Shower Wash is also in the pack along with the Itch Away Shampoo which can really help calm a dry flaky scalp.  The pack is £20 and is limited edition so don’t miss out!Junky Styling washbag

Junky Styling have created a bespoke sustainable washbag to go with the travel pack so you can look stylish on the move.  You can buy the two together for £35.

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Festival hair, sorted!

9 Jul

Lou Dartford gives a heads up on how to do dry shampoo this summer

Rain, sunshine, rain, sunshine – this weather pattern can only mean one thing: festival season is upon us.  If a tent is going to be your home for a few days, and the lack of hot water and shampoo is a cause of concern for you and your barnet, we’ve got something to cheer you both up.  The All Nighter Styling Powder (£15.50 for 28gm from Being Content) is a clever dry shampoo with a difference. Rice and tapioca starch absorb excess oil, while a choice of six shades to match your hair colour ensures you won’t look grey early, just clean and fresh for your festival buddies.  No parabens, talc, aluminium or silica, make us like it even more. Not just for muddy fields, this gem is a great bad hair day saviour, the answer to greasy fringes, getting one more day from your blowdry, adding extra volume and texture – or just some extra time in bed!

See Lou’s blog at notesonbeauty.wordpress.com

Summer honey shimmer. Yummy.

9 Jun

EggMag’s beauty editor Lou Dartford reveals her favourite seasonal delight to get that skin glowing

With the long summer days and hot summer nights, there is definitely more skin on show this time of year.  But fear not, we’ve found a great product to make sure your skin is gleaming.  Burt’s Bees Radiance Body Lotion is packed full of goodness including royal jelly, with its multitude of nutrients to feed skin, and sunflower oil to moisturise.  Light reflecting mica will add luminosity and a subtle shimmer – perfect for rising hemlines and plunging neck lines!  Just slather on and glow…  (£9.99 for 177ml)

See Lou’s blog at notesonbeauty.wordpress.com

Find Your Feet ethical fashion show

18 Mar

I was gutted I missed the We Are What We Wear event at London’s Mint Leaf restaurant on Sunday 15th March, a fund-raiser organised by the very worthy Find Your Feet charity. EggMag’s very own Zoe Robinson styled the show using labels such as Ada Zanditon, Junky Styling and People Tree. Lou Dartford (who writes our natural beauty pages) was on hand doing make-up as well and the result was very special as Amelia proves on her blog. Well done to everyone involved.

Find Your Feet supports weavers in IndiaFor more about the charity, visit their website.