Spring Hair – Long, luscious locks

Ok so it’s not quite spring yet, but here in Madrid the sun is shining and it was 21 degrees today!  I am growing my hair…again, and came across this marvellous hair product thanks to my wonderful hairdresser’s in London, KELL SKÖTT.  The product is Caviar Repair, Lengthening Hair and Scalp Elixir, yes(!!!) a product that helps your hair grow long and beautiful…well maybe not faster but it certainly helps to condition and strengthen the hair to maximise it’s full potential!  Sounds wonderful, and it is!  On a recent trip to London I stopped by KELL SKÖTT HAIRCARE in Lambton Place, W11 to grab a bottle and have been using it since.  I highly recommend it.


And what’s more it is formulated without the following potential cosmetic ingredient nasties:

– Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, DEA, TEA, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, PABA, and Paraffin.

KELL SKÖTT HAIRCARE stock and sell the whole Caviar Repair range which includes shampoos and conditioners.

So the verdict is a double thumbs up!

…And the same goes for new Danish Eatery & Takeaway ‘Snaps & Rye‘ on Golborne Road, London.

It is owned and run by Danish hairdresser Kell Skött and his wife Jacqueline and it’s full of yummy Danish deliciousness! Plenty of herring and some magnificent meringues.

It’s definitely worth checking out Snaps & Rye, 93 Golborne Road, W10 and their 100% organic homemade sourdough rye bread ready for you to purchase, freshly baked on Thursday and Sunday mornings!





Photo Shoot with Isabel Vazquez

Last week I had the pleasure of doing a photoshoot with the beautiful Spanish presenter Isabel Vazquez. The portrait photos were for her forthcoming book, the title of which for the moment is still a secret, so I can’t divulge any details as yet!  But here are a couple of photos, the look was to be really natural to let her personality shine and appear neutral for the book. We also shot in natural daylight which was a delight.

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Photographs © Santiago de Leaniz

I used Miss Alissi Caviar Cellular foundation on her skin, which is a fantastic Spanish all natural beauty brand. It is a one-colour-fits all foundation, and just blends onto the skin leaving it flawless, the finish is light and slightly mattifying. Then Maybelline black gel liner which has just the best texture, you can blend it, smudge it, or just paint a precise line, and for the price it is superb. I used Neal’s Yard great Lengthening Mascara which is lovely and natural, then I finished with dustings of Benecos trio colour blusher, Fall in Love and NARS light reflecting setting powder. We used her favourite Dior lipstick for her lips.

Isabel is a writer and television presenter and works regularly for Canal Plus here in Spain commenting on US and European television series such as Madmen, True Detective, The Fall, Broadchurch, The Bridge and many, many more. She is a total expert and knows every episode, character, line, scene and sub-plot!  Follow her at www.isabel-vazquez.com for her latest news, comment and critiques.


Photograph taken from her blog. www.isabel-vazquez.com

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Product of the month – Weleda Skin Food


This is a wonderful product that I wholeheartedly endorse! Lou Dartford is a fabulous makeup artist in London who supports the use of ecological makeup and beauty products – a passion shared by me! Weleda is widely available in the UK and Spain in many pharmacies.

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I love this. You can use it anywhere. My dry cracked knuckles are particularly liking it at the moment, my cheeks also love a bit to brighten and give them a nice healthy sheen.

Skin Food does exactly what it says on the tin, it feeds the skin. It is a rich cream packed full of nourishing ingredients such as sunflower seed and sweet almond oil, calendula, chamomile and rosemary. The formulation hasn’t changed since 1926 – Weleda knew what they were doing way back then.

I was chuffed to be asked for a quote to be included on the sleeve of the Skin Food Saviour. Another one of the cream’s many uses is as a facial treatment mask, this package includes an organic cotton flannel to help warm up the skin and make it more effective. The perfect aid for winter skin!



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