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Choosing the right facelift technique for your aging concerns can be a daunting task. With various options available, it’s essential to understand which procedure best addresses your specific needs. For sagging around the cheeks and deep folds, a mid-facelift may be ideal. This technique targets the cheekbones and upper jaw, offering noticeable improvements in the lower two-thirds of your face.

If your primary concerns include the neck and jawline, consider a lower facelift. This procedure focuses on the neck and chin region, providing a more defined and youthful contour. For those seeking subtle improvements, a mini facelift is perfect for minimal aging signs and quicker recovery times. Connecting with Toronto’s facelift experts can guide you toward the best choice, ensuring natural-looking results tailored to your needs.

Understanding Facelift Techniques

Facelift techniques vary to address different signs of aging, focusing on specific areas and offering diverse benefits. It’s essential to match the correct method to your needs for effective results.

Anatomy of Aging and Desired Outcomes

As you age, your facial structure changes significantly. Skin loses elasticity, leading to sagging and wrinkles. The fat distribution alters, causing loss of volume in the cheeks and gathering around the jawline. To decide on a facelift technique, identify your main concerns—whether they are sagging cheeks, deep nasolabial folds, or a drooping jawline.

Desired outcomes should match the aging issues you want to resolve. For example, a mid-facelift may be best for sagging cheeks, while a lower facelift targets the jawline and neck. Understanding these aspects helps you make an informed choice.

Overview of Traditional Facelift Methods

Traditional facelift methods are effective in dealing with various signs of aging. The full facelift addresses severe aging signs, providing widespread rejuvenation for the face and neck. This method is best if you need substantial improvement.

The mid-facelift focuses on the middle parts of the face, particularly the cheeks and nasolabial folds. It’s suitable for those who want to fix the sagging around the cheeks.

The lower facelift targets the lower part of the face, including the jawline and neck, ideal for those looking to address jowls and neck sagging.

For minimal aging signs, the mini facelift can be a solution. It’s less invasive and suitable for younger patients or those with minor sagging.

Innovative Non-Surgical Alternatives

Non-surgical alternatives offer modern ways to tackle aging without invasive procedures. These methods include dermal fillers and botox. Dermal fillers can restore lost volume and smoothen wrinkles by injecting substances like hyaluronic acid. This method is useful for fine lines and moderate sagging.

Botox helps by relaxing muscles that cause wrinkles, particularly around the eyes and forehead. It’s effective for dynamic wrinkles and is usually combined with other treatments for a more comprehensive result.

Ultherapy, which uses ultrasound technology to tighten and lift the skin, is another innovative alternative. It’s non-invasive and targets the deeper layers of skin to stimulate collagen production, offering a lifted appearance without surgery.

Evaluating Your Options

Choosing the right facelift technique involves assessing your skin type and condition, discussing your concerns with a plastic surgeon, and comparing the risks and benefits of different procedures. Here are the key areas to consider.

Assessing Skin Type and Condition

Your skin type and condition play a key role in determining the appropriate facelift technique. If you have elastic skin, you might be a good candidate for a mini facelift, which is less invasive and targets minor sagging.

For those with more significant skin laxity, a full facelift may be required to achieve noticeable results. This procedure addresses deeper wrinkles and sagging in multiple areas such as the cheeks, jawline, and neck.

It’s essential to evaluate your overall skin health, including any underlying conditions like rosacea or acne, which can affect the healing process and final results.

Discussing Concerns with a Plastic Surgeon

A face-to-face consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon is important. Share your specific concerns and expectations honestly. The surgeon will examine your facial structure and skin condition, providing personalized advice on the best technique for you.

It’s important to consider how comfortable and confident you feel with the surgeon and their team. Pay attention to their professionalism, knowledge, and willingness to answer your questions thoroughly. 

Your surgeon should also inform you about the expected outcomes and recovery time for each technique, helping you to form realistic expectations.

Comparing Risks and Benefits

Each facelift technique comes with its own set of risks and benefits. A lower facelift mainly targets the neck and chin area, offering a well-defined jawline, but may require additional procedures like liposuction.

A mini facelift has a shorter recovery time and fewer risks but offers limited results, making it suitable for those with minimal signs of aging.

On the other hand, a full facelift can dramatically reduce deep wrinkles and sagging but comes with a longer recovery period and a higher risk of complications. It’s important to balance these factors to make an informed decision.

Research thoroughly and consult with your surgeon to ensure you choose a technique that aligns with your goals and lifestyle.


Choosing the right facelift technique is necessary to address your specific aging concerns. Whether you need a full facelift for comprehensive aging signs or a mini facelift for mild changes, each option has its unique benefits. Consider your aging level, desired results, and recovery time when making your decision.

Consult with a skilled and experienced surgeon to discuss your goals and the most appropriate procedure for you. Making an informed choice will help you achieve the best possible outcome for your facial rejuvenation needs.

Our skincare regime, cosmetics bag, and makeup should be checked regularly for out-of-date products and updated each season with new beauty buys if required. Even if you don’t change your products as often as recommended, buying something new for summer is always a good thing. Rachel McAlley rounds up her top nine beauty launches for summer.

The summer months play havoc with our skin, whether that be on our face or body. The heat outside mixed with air conditioning inside can cause very dry skin. Equally, the sun can be harmful so we are more likely to wear sunscreen throughout summer, potentially causing tacky or sticky skin. Wearing heavy makeup can cause pores to clog up, and getting sweaty can make makeup stick to all these open pores.

We’re damned if we do and we’re damned if we don’t! So, what is the answer? We’re not 100% sure there is a definitive answer, but we do know that reading up on a product before buying it can answer some questions.

Most brand’s packaging says whether their products are cruelty-free, free from parabens, vegan-friendly or recycled. Furthermore, it’s easy to find out if something has an SPF, is hydrating, or is suitable for sensitive skin.

We have compiled a list of nine beauty products ranging from sunscreen and body scrub to shampoo and perfume with everything in between. So, here’s an exciting list of things to get you through the summer months and beyond.

Best Beauty Buys – Skincare

ANARA Skincare, Replenishing Facial Experience

This two-product set contains ANARA’s Replenishing Face Oil (30ml) and a Rose Quartz Gua Sha. The oil is lightweight, nourishes, and reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation for a smooth, healthy and radiant complexion. The Gua Sha is made from high-quality natural Rose Quartz. ANARA’s Gua Sha is used to help tone, firm and rejuvenate the skin. Priced at £95. Shop now at ANARA Skincare

Carol Joy London, Collagen & Hyaluronic Acid Face Mask

Offering results in just 15 minutes, this fast-acting treatment is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines by 29%. Furthermore, it is enriched with Collagen Peptides to support and stimulate the skin’s natural collagen production. Also, it helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and helps promote firmer skin. The mask reinforces the epidermal barrier through Native Collagen Fibres, which work on the skin’s surface. It soothes, calms, stimulates, hydrates, and illuminates offering the skin an extra pick-me-up. Priced at £45. Shop now at Carol Joy London

Best Beauty Buys – Body Care

Sanctuary Spa, Signature Natural Oils Salt Scrub

This iconic scrub consists of dead sea salt flakes drenched in jojoba and coconut oils, with a heady fragrance blend of Grapefruit, Vanilla and Jasmine. The rich and indulgent formula locks moisture into skin for 24 hours, and the glass Kilner jar looks super chic on your bathroom shelf. Priced at £18. Shop now at Boots

Hawaiian Tropic, New Hydrating Protection Lotion SPF 50

Perfect for everyday use as part of a summer skincare routine, this sun lotion leaves the skin beautifully cared for, protected, blissfully scented and wrapped in island botanical extracts. Experience 12-hour moisturisation thanks to the innovative dual ribbons enriched with cocoa & shea butter. This enriching formula leaves the skin feeling nourished and supple, with high-level SPF50 UVA and UVB protection. Priced at £7.90. Shop now at Boots

Body Proud, The Hot Yoga Firming Body Cream

This body treatment helps target and sculpt the tummy, décolletage, and arms, making the skin look firmer and more toned. A lightweight formula that is powered by clinically proven BodyFermHF and a deeply hydrating complex to help tighten and boost elasticity and deliver ultra-hydrated, soft-looking skin. It contains black pepper and rhubarb to help feel uplifted, it’s phthalate-free, paraben-free, dermatologically tested and 100% recyclable. Priced at £12.95. Shop now at I Am Proud

Margaret Dabbs London, Pure Repairing Nail & Cuticle Treatment Pen

This little pen helps to repair damaged nails and cuticles, and it has a precise pin pointer applicator for ease. It is formulated with active botanicals and natural plant extracts, alongside Jojoba and Buriti oils to help with healthy nail growth and hydration. Equally, it boasts a fast-absorbing, lightweight and vegan-friendly formula. Priced at £12. Shop now at Margaret Dabbs.

Best Beauty Buys – Fragrance & Makeup

NEST New York, Balinese Coconut Perfume Oil

Bask on the beach of Bali with this nourishing perfume oil featuring notes of creamy coconut, tropical tiare blossom, and salted musk. Available in other scents too including Madagascar Vanilla, Seville Orange, Turkish Rose, and Indian Jasmin. Priced at either £35 for the rollerball, or £102 for a 20ml bottle. Shop now at Cult Beauty

Tata Harper, Hydrating Lip Crème

More than a balm yet not quite a lipstick this hybrid crème is packed with antioxidant and omega-rich superfruits. Moreover, the lip crème rejuvenates, revives, nourishes and plumps the lips. Available in five shades including bare, blasé, bubbly, juicy and risqué. Priced at £38 each. Shop now at Tata Harper

Best Beauty Buys – Haircare

Odylique, Reviving Rosemary Shampoo

Just about to launch on 15th July, the latest shampoo from Odylique is called Reviving Rosemary Shampoo. This new product helps to support healthy hair growth, plus it helps to prevent hair from falling out, all whilst boosting shine. With two potent rosemary extracts, rice water, seaweed, nettle, and horsetail to help hair with regeneration and strengthening. Priced between £2.50 – £25. Shop from 15th July at Odylique

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From the latest new restaurant openings, Instagramable events, cult buys and limited edition ranges, Anji McGrandles shares her edit of what’s hot right now.

This Summer’s Hottest Alfresco Dining Ticket

Feast on Cloud 9 returns to The Grove this summer and is set to be as popular as it was last year. Landing within the picturesque grounds of the luxury Hertfordshire hotel from 25th May until 1st September, the immersive dining pop-up will take guests on a culinary journey from the comfort of a custom-made hot air balloon. 

Guests can choose between afternoon tea or a nine-course tasting menu with optional wine pairings.  There’s a children’s tasting menu available for those aged 12 and under, delivering a gastronomic adventure to the tiniest of tastebuds.  Book your balloon now before it sells out.

Thailand’s Top Retreat

Aleenta Resorts in Thailand renowned for wellbeing has launched a series of retreats designed to help guests discover the benefits of positive solitude. 

Guiding guests to harness the positive effects of this vital ‘me time’ Aleenta Resorts offers a selection of wellness retreats across its three locations in Chiang Mai,  Phuket-Phang Nga and Hua Hin-Pranburi that provide a safe space and the tools to help people find head space.

The experiences have been created by the brand’s Ayurah Wellness Centre and each offers their own take on positive solitude with experiences that mirror local traditions and their location. 

All retreats start from THB 17,000 per night based on single occupancy and include accommodation, daily classes, wellness cuisine or cleansing program, health diagnostics, and a complimentary daily spa treatment. Book your spot here.

The Adaptogenic Smart Skin-Care Range

Perricone MD’s Hypoallergenic Clean Correction Collection is a new revolutionary regime formulated with powerful, plant-derived adaptogens for age-defying, sensitive skincare without compromise. 

With Holy Basil, Peptides, Ceramide, and a ton of other smart ingredients the range soothes and alleviates irritated skin, and protects against environmental aggressors while firming and smoothing skin. Shop the range here.

Limited Edition Curuba Elderflower Red Bull

Red Bull Summer Edition, Curuba – Elderflower, Peach Tea Ball cocktail still life, UK on February 8, 2024

New for summer is Red Bull Curuba Elderflower, with hints of passion fruit and peaches, this is a lighter, refreshing alternative to the original. 

The carefully crafted combination is rounded off with the floral notes of fresh elderflower, resulting in a zesty explosion of flavours, available only for the summer from leading supermarkets. RRP £1.55

Travel in Style

Luxury luggage brand Antler has launched its new Icon collection. Featuring three distinct silhouettes: the Icon Stripe suitcase, the Soft Stripe suitcase, and Discovery backpack, the Icon collection is a must-have accessory for a stylish getaway.

From £245, the collection spans across large, medium and cabin suitcase styles, as well as offering luggage tags, straps and packing cubes to complete your perfect travel companion. 

The Summer’s Most coveted SPF

If you are a fan of their yummy-smelling sprays and body creams you are going to love the newly launched Sol de Janeiro suncream range. The Rio Radiance collection combines Brazilian botanicals and active ingredients such as niacinamide.  

The SPF 50 mineral body lotion is lightweight yet moisturising.  As you would imagine it smells delicious, we are big fans because it doesn’t leave a greasy film, or a white residue unlike most mineral sunscreens.  Stock up for summer as this is going to fly off the shelves.  RRP £40.

The Shroom Boom Continues

DIRTEA brought us their functional mushroom teas and we loved them.  Now the brand has created a collection of gummies that pack a punch.  Each serving contains up to ten times the amount of functional mushrooms in comparison to the industry average.

Choose from, Lion’s Mane, Chaga, Cordyceps and Tremella, and level up your energy, skin, focus and sleep.  Don’t just take our word for it, DIRTEA has amassed a legion of high-profile brand fans, including Idris Elba, Charlotte Tilbury, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Rita Ora.  RRP £29.99 for 30 servings or £99.99 as a boxset available from DIRTEA.

Whether you are looking for the latest wellness product, heading off to a retreat to reset or want to try the newest fitness studio, we’ve got you covered. Our Wellness Editor, Anji McGrandles shares the skinny on all the hottest wellbeing news.

Connect at The Yards

Connect at The Yards is the perfect event for those passionate about wellness, fitness, and enhancing their overall wellbeing.  

Taking place in the heart of Covent Garden on Sunday 7th July, attendees can enjoy unlimited access to a carefully curated program of wellness and fitness classes, talks and workshops, art exhibits, live music, and a wellness marketplace, spread across multiple venues within The Yards, from 9am until 6pm.    

Brands and partners bringing the event to life include; Lululemon, WeGLOW by Stef Williams, The Glow Space by Madeleine Shaw, Heartcore, Allbirds, Digme Fitness, JAB and Yogarise. Pineapple Dance Studios have curated a fantastic fitness program including Pilates, Yoga, Barre, HIIT, Boxing, Dance and Meditation.

Ticket holders can also enjoy exclusive discounts on lunch and dinner at select restaurants within The Yards, such as rooftop restaurant Ruccola at The Conduit, Gura Gura, Oriole, Le Bab, Fairshot Café, Lahpet and many more, and attendees will have the opportunity to take home a bumper wellbeing goodie bag. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here. House of Coco readers can get 20% off using the code HOUSEOFCOCO20 at the checkout.

Four Seasons Age-Old Wisdom for a Modern World

Four Seasons is dialling up its wellbeing offer with the launch of lots of fabulous retreats and programmes across 2024.  Here at House of Coco, we love the sound of their Mexican offer where you can learn the secrets of the traditional Temazcal or “house of heat” – at Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo, and Naviva, A Four Seasons Resort, Punta Mita

Led by a shaman, guests are guided through this ancient ritual that has been used for centuries since pre-Hispanic times in Mexico to cleanse the body of impurities and toxins and enhance one’s spiritual being through transformation.

Additional information on booking and the cost of the Temazcal experience can be found here.

Smart supplements

Get your essential vitamins and supplements in a quick, convenient way with Diso strips.  Simply pop a dissolvable strip on your tongue and all the essential nutrients go directly into the bloodstream rather than through the gut for faster more efficient absorption.

Packed into compact tins, Diso dissolvable range includes Collagen, Probiotics and Multi-vitamins.   can be popped out on the go whether you’re in the office or on a morning walk.

Delicious and nutritious, the full range can be purchased here.

Harness the Essence of Nordic Wellbeing

Those looking for some Scandi wellness will love BÄR, a haven for organic luxury skincare, body products, and home fragrances inspired by the breathtaking Nordic landscapes.

BÄR brings the magic of Scandinavia directly to your home through its online store. Carefully selecting and curating a range of like-minded female-founded brands, including MANASI7, RAAW ALCHEMY, DJUSIE, SEES COMPANY, AIVA, BODYOLOGIST and L:A BRUKET – BÄR takes you on a journey of wellness, as you discover the Nordic touch, and reconnect with the simple beauty of nature.

Shop the range here.  

Reset and Reconnect with your Soul in Santorini

Designed in partnership with mindful movement community, Sanctum and renowned wellbeing experts such as the world-leading acupuncturist Ross J. Barr, this retreat is a 3-day holistic transformative experience to push physical, mental and spiritual boundaries to release, heal and self-celebrate.   

Located in the stunning Andronis Concept Wellness Resort, expect activities that supercharge Western modern fitness methods with Eastern wellbeing practices such as breath work, Pilates, fire ceremonies, Kundalini yoga, primal fitness, acupuncture, astrology-themed somatic groundings and soundscapes.

From £4,765 (this includes 4 nights in a Finesse Suite, all activities, complimentary acupuncture, a Kosmos Box & all F&B meals). Full schedule is here. Book Here.

Unwind and Relax with Da Lapa

Da Lapa candles not only smell amazing, but they are made using only organic, vegan ingredients, ensuring that they not only exquisitely scented but are also kind to the planet.

From the natural coconut wax to the glass packaging, every component is carefully selected to minimise environmental impact while maximising the sensory delivery.  Our favourite is the Lemongrass range.

Shop the range here, prices start at £8.

When spring air is in the air, you just start to dream about new and fashionable hair colors under the sunny days of summer. If you are not sure about transforming your look dramatically, then a great choice is to use highlight wigs and hairpieces. In this way, you can try out a new style without making any dramatic changes. A honey blonde highlight is undoubtedly among the plethora of choices and, due to its affinity with various skin tones, provides an unequaled sun-kissed glow, which is indeed a timeless beauty to be admired. For a new look, visit RemyForte Hair Store, where we can provide you with those highlights that can completely change the way your hair looks and moves. Let’s take a look at the most in-vogue hair colors that are on top of everyone’s list to do this summer so that we can also support you in discovering your beauty.

Honey Blonde Highlights

Honey blonde highlights have made their way into the classic staple inventory and will always stay trendy. They have waves and dimensions and make your hair naturally charming, giving a glimpse of someone having tanned skin. With this combination of colors, it is very easy to match light or dark hair. This makes it a versatile option for the individual who intends to lighten his or her look. In the RemyForte Hair Store, you can find a wide selection of blonde highlight wigs that offer a smooth and natural appearance when you blend them up depending on your taste and preference.

Caramel Highlights

Caramel highlights are an ideal choice for giving a little warmth and shine to your sultry shade. This color works great on brown ladies, making their hair look very multi-dimensional, and the shine is so graceful. Whether you opt for simple highlights or bold hunks, caramel tones will appear more rich and lovely on your head. This is the reason why you will look more youthful and glowing.

Platinum Blonde Highlights

In case someone wants to create an impact on their appearance with a defiant style, platinum blonde highlights will be the remedy. This ice shade is unbelievable, and for those for whom every edge is a treasure, it’d be a perfect pick. Whether you have long or short hair, platinum blonde highlights will work nicely. Skin tone also affects the greatness of this duo and should be properly taken into consideration. Pair them with a stylish wig in a bold color, such as the Bliss modification from RemyForte.

Rose Gold Highlights

Tinted rose gold highlights are a wonderful choice for people searching for a fresh and elegant look that contains a bit of pink in their hair. Combined with pink and blonde tones, this hair color offers an extremely soft and romantic visual effect. Rose gold highlights are the perfect adornment for warm-skinned women, and if you wear one, you will find yourself making a statement that combines fun and class in its essence.

Balayage Highlights

Naturally looking and hardly-care-needed balayage highlights are among the top trends that do not seem to go out. This is accomplished by physically hand-painting the highlights, making them gradually transform into a soft transition in hue. Balayage highlights can be personalized, so different shades ranging from golden blonde to caramel are available, and this gives your hair a look that will grow gracefully.

Ash Blonde Highlights

Cold-tone ash blonde highlights are simply for individuals who want to have cooler shades. This particular palette has a different feel and is modern and summer-appropriate. Light chele stars can be used to bring darker hair into play or to add shadows to platinum. The Ash Blonde wigs for high lights are sold in RemyForte in an attempt to make your life easy once you want to get this trendy style.

Golden Blonde Highlights

The golden blonde highlights, similar to a bed of glowing embers, provide the warmth and glow associated with beautiful sunset light. It makes for a great look that carries with it a this-is-my-beachy-relaxed-summer vibe. Highlights of golden blonde can highlight any shades around your face, so you will seem more vibrant and your hair will appear sunny and healthy.

Chocolate Highlights

Chocolate highlights are the most desirable choice for brunettes because of their rich and bright hair. The deep, warm shade injects seductive, vibrant tones into your hair, with the added dimension and depth causing the look to appear luxuriously styled. Chocolate highlights are either in a subtle shade or in bold mode, and they look good with all skin tones.

Copper Highlights

The copper strands stand out as an attractive alternative for those who want their hair to be flaming. As a fiery accent, it can brighten up your natural red hues or add a sleek contrast to a darker hair tone. Coppers are such great picks if you want to emphasize the depth and add just a tad of bold but still classic style to your summer appearance.

Silver Highlights

Another very present trend is silver highlights that give hair a distinctive modern look and an edgy feel appropriate for any exterior. This metallic hue comes about from reflecting light and is suitable for various futuristic styles, be they brighter or darker-toned. The degree to which the silver highlights emulate is entirely up to you; therefore, these give you the chance to be contrasted with your style.


Drop the shade and promote your curls in something hot right now; highlight hair colors. Indeed, from RemyForte Hair Store’s original highlights in honey blonde to the wildest trendy silver highlights, every customer will find their match. Highlighted hairs that are dyed a popular color are a great way to try them out without commitment, allowing for a fun change whenever it pleases you.  

Veganism is becoming more popular, making it important to understand this lifestyle. Vegans follow strict rules that go beyond their diet. They avoid animal products in all parts of their lives. Buying gifts for vegans can be tricky because they avoid all animal products.

This means you need to consider not just food but also everyday items when you’re looking for the perfect gift. Vegans prefer products that are cruelty-free, eco-friendly, and sustainable. This can make buying gifts seem hard, but with some knowledge, it’s manageable. In this article, we will go over some of the things to keep in mind when buying a gift for a vegan.

1 – Beauty products

When choosing personal care and beauty gifts, there are many vegan options. Vegan and cruelty-free skincare products are a great choice. Look for moisturizers, cleansers, and serums that are clearly labeled as vegan and cruelty-free.

Vegan makeup and beauty items are also excellent gifts. From foundations and lipsticks to eye shadows and mascaras, many brands make vegan and cruelty-free cosmetics. A Clean Beauty gift set can be a wonderful present, when it contains a mix of ethical and luxurious beauty products.

Perfumes and fragrances that are vegan and cruelty-free are also a great option. Many brands now offer a range of scents made without animal testing or animal-derived ingredients.

Some brands are well-known for their vegan and ethical practices. Look for those brands that make products that are both effective and align with a vegan lifestyle.

2 – Clothing and accessories

When picking clothing and accessories, there are plenty of vegan options. Vegan leather goods, like bags, wallets, and shoes, are stylish and kind to animals.

Many fashion brands focus on sustainability and cruelty-free practices. They make clothes that are good for the environment and don’t harm animals. Look for these items from these brands to show you care about ethical fashion.

Accessories made from natural or recycled materials are another great choice. Things like jewelry, scarves, and hats made from these materials are both special and eco-friendly. They make thoughtful and sustainable gifts for any vegan.

Footwear also has great vegan options. Shoes made from cork, recycled plastic, or canvas can be durable and fashionable. Vegan sneakers, boots, and sandals come in many styles, providing lots of choices for any occasion.

3 – House and home

Eco-friendly and vegan household items are great choices for gifts for vegans that want to keep their house maintained and still follow their life’s guidelines. These can include natural cleaning products, reusable cloths, and biodegradable sponges.

Vegan candles and home scents are also excellent. Many candles use beeswax or other animal ingredients, but vegan candles use soy wax, coconut wax, or other plant-based materials. They come in many nice scents and can make any home feel cozy. Home scents like essential oil diffusers or natural room sprays are also lovely gifts.

These home and lifestyle products support a vegan lifestyle and promote sustainability. They are thoughtful gifts that show you care about the recipient’s values and the planet.

Our writer, Rachel McAlley recently attended a seminar in London with a number of top hair experts in the UK. She was there to learn about new technology by CLOUD NINE, along with healthy hair, pregnancy hair, menopausal hair and so much more.

Cloud Nine

There were a number of panel experts who went into great detail about everything hair related at the event. Moreover, they discussed how to correctly wash hair, which vitamins and supplements are good for hair, and what heat temperature straighteners should be set at.

Marie Nieuwoudt, award-winning Group Education Manager at CLOUD NINE was one expert who suggested that the best person to ask about your hair is your hairdresser. This is because your hairdresser will know exactly how often you should be washing your hair, and what products you should be using. So, your first port of call should always be your own knowledgeable hairdresser.

CLOUD NINE recently released a Temperature Calculator on their website, enabling users to find out the exact temperature they should be using for hair straighteners. There are a number of hair related questions that you will need to answer in order to find out the optimal temperature for your hair straighteners. Furthermore, the result will depend on your hair colour, the condition it’s currently in, and whether it’s naturally curly or straight. Once all the questions have been answered you will find out what your hair type is and the ideal heat setting.

Panel Host Gabby Logan

Gabby Logan

The seminar was hosted by Gabby Logan, TV presenter. Gabby has shared some of her top healthy hair tips (for midlife) in a blog for CLOUD NINE. We have used just 4 of Gabby’s top tips below, if you want to read all her top tips then check out the blog (highlighted above).

Gabby says: Embrace the beauty of your evolving hair.
We agree: Go with the flow and enjoy your changing hair.

Gabby suggests: Turn down the heat.
We agree: Try using the Temperature Calculator to find out what your heat setting should be.

Gabby mindfully says: Give your hair a break.
We agree: Let your hair dry naturally every once in a while.

Gabby offers: Trim your ends regularly.
We agree: Visit your hairdresser as they understand your hair requirements.

Cloud Nine heat Control

For more of Gabby Logan’s top tips visit the CLOUD NINE blog page, and don’t forget to try out the CLOUD NINE Temperature Calculator online. You can thank us later!

Healthy Hair Tips & New Temperature Calculator – Words by Rachel McAlley

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As more and more of us are choosing to travel the world solo, we thought we’d put a few ideas together for the ideal beauty must haves for a solo adventurer.

You’ll find a number of skincare products, haircare products, make-up products, and fragrances that are great for travelling with.


Green People, Nordic Roots Hyaluronic Booster Serum

Quench dry, tight, thirsty skin with drops of instant, intense hydration. This powerhouse serum is designed to intensely hydrate and plump the skin, promoting a more youthful and radiant appearance. A fast-absorbing serum that plumps the skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines. Fragrance free, suitable for very sensitive skin. Priced at £32, available from Green People.

Elemental Herbology, Kombucha Infusion Sheet Mask

Sheet Mask

Rich in probiotics and antioxidants to plump the skin and fortify the skin barrier. To instantly brighten your complexion, with nourishing botanicals, vitamins and enzymes, which help lift the complexion and promote healthy skin. A beauty must haves essential. Priced at £9, from Elemental Herbology.

FaceWise Skincare, Essential Eye Cream

FaceWise Eye Cream

A must-have in your daily routine our Essential Eye Cream offers a lift to tired eyes. A combination of vitamins A, E and F, all found in shea butter, aid the skin in producing collagen. Hyaluronic acid hydrates, helping to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving skin feeling refreshed. Priced at £18.95, from FaceWise Skincare.


HASK, Keratin Protein Smoothing Shampoo


The shampoo that leaves frizzy and unruly hair smooth, full of life, and with incredible shine. Free from sulphates, parabens, phthalates, alcohol, and artificial colours as well and being gluten free. Infused with keratin to help reduce the frizz. This is the perfect travel companion to keep your hair as clean and healthy as possible. Priced at £7.40, from Amazon.

HASK, Keratin Protein Smoothing Conditioner


The miracle cure for over-processed hair, this conditioner is infused with hydrolysed keratin to block humidity and reduce unruly frizz. It softens, renews, and detangles dry hair or colour-treated hair. Free from sulphates, parabens, phthalates, artificial colours and alcohol, as well as being free from gluten. Priced at £7.40, from Waitrose.

FUL London, Scalp Massager Shampoo Brush

Scalp Brush

For an extra bit of TLC whilst travelling, take the FUL scalp massager tool to help massage the scalp when applying your shampoo. It helps with a deeper clean and producing added foam. Easy to grip handle, and the tips are made from malleable silicone for a gentle and relaxing massage. Priced at £9.50, from FUL London.

Beauty Must Haves For A Solo Traveller


Emolyne, The Classic Kit

The Classic Kit by Emolyne

Look no further than this amazing kit from Emolyne Cosmetics, for the perfect trio of make-up. Available in 30 different shades, there is a colour for everyone. The Classic Kit consists of Velvet Lip, Defining Lip, and Nail Lacquer. Not only do the products glide on the lips and nails perfectly, but they are beautifully packaged too. A definite beauty must haves essential! Priced at £39 for the kit, available from Emolyne.

Odylique, Mascara


Odylique’s Organic Mascara is packed with conditioning plant extracts including aloe vera, calendula, and sea buckthorn fruit. It is free from toxic metals, solvents, fibres, and plasticisers, meaning it’s suitable for sensitive eyes and contact wearers. Defines lashes naturally without clumping, doesn’t damage the lashes, and conditions and cares for each individual lash. Available in black and brown. Priced at £18, from Odylique.


Sabrina Carpenter, Sweet Tooth

The ideal daytime fragrance for your travels, by singer, songwriter, actress, designer and producer Sabrina Carpenter. Inspired by her love of desserts, “Sweet Tooth” by Sabrina Carpenter Eau de Parfum indulges with a fragrance good enough to eat. The gourmand fragrance, developed in partnership with Firmenich, features notes of chocolate marshmallow, vanilla, Chantilly cream, and sugared musk. A beauty must haves sweet yet sophisticated scent. Priced from £24.99, at Superdrug.

Thameen, Peacock Throne Eau de Parfum


A rich, warming and luxurious fragrance, Peacock Throne brings the heat with top notes of Sicilian lemon oil, pink pepper, and nutmeg. Taif Rose is the key flower in the heart notes along with Turkish rose and jasmine sambac. A base of patchouli, vetiver, vanilla and sandalwood. Inspired by the legendary Peacock Throne, which was created for the Mughal Emperor of India in the early 17th Century. An absolutely beautiful scent to wear morning, noon, and night. Priced at £180 from Harrods and Thameen London.

Here are some Travel Ideas for a solo traveller. Wherever you decide to visit, enjoy yourself, take care of your skin, and most importantly take care of yourself.

10 Beauty Must Haves For A Solo Traveller – Feature written by Rachel McAlley

In the quest for self-discovery and personal enhancement, the pursuit of beauty often takes center stage. Embarking on a transformative journey towards a refined version of oneself is both exciting and empowering. This guide navigates the realm of minimally invasive beauty solutions, shedding light on crucial aspects to consider before taking the plunge.

As we delve into the nuanced world of aesthetic procedures, let’s uncover the layers of understanding procedures, identifying personal goals, trustworthy partnerships, progress celebration, indispensable aftercare, and the significance of informed decision-making.

Let’s get started!

Understanding Minimally Invasive Procedures

In the ever-evolving landscape of cosmetic enhancements, understanding minimally invasive procedures is paramount. These interventions, designed to enhance natural beauty with minimal downtime, have become the go-to choice for those seeking subtle yet impactful transformations.

From dermal fillers smoothing out fine lines to non-surgical facelifts restoring youthful contours, these procedures offer a nuanced approach to beauty without the need for extensive recovery. It’s essential to research and comprehend each option, ensuring alignment with personal expectations and desired outcomes.

Exploring the variety of minimally invasive options allows individuals to tailor their journey precisely, addressing specific concerns with targeted solutions. With options ranging from injectables to laser treatments, a well-informed decision ensures a pathway to enhanced beauty that suits individual preferences and lifestyles.

Choosing Your Starting Point: Identifying Personal Goals

Embarking on a journey towards beauty should begin with a clear understanding of personal goals. Whether it’s achieving a refreshed appearance, addressing specific concerns, or embracing a more youthful look, defining your objectives lays the foundation for a successful aesthetic adventure. Consider your unique features and envision the results you desire. This personalized approach ensures that every step taken aligns seamlessly with your aspirations, making the journey both gratifying and purposeful.

Moreover, recognizing that beauty is subjective and unique to each individual allows for a more inclusive and empowering exploration of personal goals, fostering a sense of confidence and self-expression.

Choosing a Trusted Partner: Finding the Right Practitioner

Navigating the realm of cosmetic procedures requires a reliable guide, and finding the right practitioner is pivotal. A trusted partner not only possesses technical expertise but also understands the individuality of each aesthetic journey. When exploring options, consider seeking guidance from experienced professionals who prioritize your well-being. If you choose to go for breast enhancement, then relying on an experienced one becomes crucial. In this context, the renowned breast augmentation surgeon, Dr. Teitelbaum, emerges as a beacon of trustworthiness. His reputation for excellence and a client-focused approach make him a standout choice in the realm of aesthetic enhancements.

As you traverse the path of finding the right practitioner, it’s crucial to acknowledge the significance of expertise in the chosen field. Expert’s proficiency while undergoing procedures like breast augmentation is unparalleled, ensuring a harmonious blend of skill and artistry. Entrusting your aesthetic aspirations to such a distinguished professional guarantees a journey marked by precision, safety, and the achievement of your envisioned beauty.

Embarking on Your Journey: Celebrating Progress and Growth

The beauty journey is not just a series of procedures; it’s a celebration of progress and personal growth. Each step forward, whether it’s a subtle enhancement or a more pronounced transformation, deserves acknowledgment. Embrace the positive changes, revel in newfound confidence, and recognize the evolving canvas that reflects your unique beauty. This celebratory mindset turns the journey into a holistic experience, fostering self-appreciation and empowerment.

Maintaining Results: Incorporating Aftercare into Your Routine

After getting a cosmetic procedure, it’s crucial to maintain the results. Make sure to follow your practitioner’s guidelines carefully for aftercare. This includes taking care of your skin and making lifestyle adjustments, which are essential for long-lasting and satisfying results. Remember, aftercare isn’t just a small thing; it’s a big part of the whole process that ensures the beauty you’ve achieved lasts.

To make aftercare even more effective, keep up with regular check-ups with your practitioner and share any worries you might have. Taking care of both your body and mind is also important for keeping your cosmetic enhancements looking good. Think of it as an investment – the effort you put into aftercare will pay off in lasting beauty and confidence. If you ever have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to ask your practitioner for personalized advice.


In conclusion, think of your experience with minimally invasive beauty solutions as a personal story. It involves discovering yourself, making careful choices, trusting the process, celebrating progress, and staying committed.

Remember, beauty is a journey, not a destination. Appreciate each step, collaborate with trusted professionals, and embrace the ongoing process of becoming the most beautiful version of yourself. May your journey be as wonderful as the positive changes you seek.

Nestled in the heart of Ilkley, where expertise seamlessly intertwines with beauty, The Hair and Makeup Project emerges as a sanctuary for those seeking transformation.

Laura Bartlett explores…

In the bustling heart of Ilkley lies a haven for hair and beauty enthusiasts – The Hair and Makeup Project, where transformations aren’t just about appearances but also about rediscovering strength and empowerment. As someone who weathered the storm of grief, I found solace in the skilled hands of this beauty sanctuary, especially with their rejuvenating Hair Botox treatment.

Afro hair, known for its unique beauty and resilience, can sometimes bear the brunt of life’s challenges. For me, the loss of my father triggered a cascade of changes, and one of the most visible effects was the loss of my once-luscious curls. Over a two-year journey of healing and self-care, I found my way to The Hair and Makeup Project, a place that would play a pivotal role in restoring not just my curls but also my confidence.

The journey began with the mention of a magical treatment – Hair Botox. Now, you might be wondering, what exactly is Hair Botox? Well, it’s not about injecting your hair with toxins but rather infusing it with a luxurious blend of caviar oil, antioxidants, vitamin B5, vitamin E, and collagen. This concoction works wonders, repairing damaged hair fibres and breathing new life into tired locks.

One of the standout features of Hair Botox is its versatility. Suitable for all hair types, this treatment caters to the diverse needs of curls, waves, and straight strands alike. The magic doesn’t stop there – the visible and tangible results last for a remarkable three to four months. A true game-changer for those seeking not just a temporary fix but a long-lasting solution.

But who is it really for? The answer is simple – everyone. Hair Botox is a universal elixir that works its magic on all hair types, devoid of damaging chemicals. Whether your hair is dry, damaged, dull, or in need of a volume boost, this treatment has got you covered. It’s not just about external beauty; it’s about nourishing your hair from within, adding smoothness, shine, and bidding farewell to frizz.

What sets The Hair and Makeup Project apart isn’t just their commitment to beauty; it’s the holistic approach to self-care. As I embarked on my Hair Botox journey, I discovered the multi-faceted expertise of the founder, Stacey. Not only did she work wonders on my curls, but she also wielded her makeup brushes like magic wands, turning me into a vision of confidence and strength.

Leaving the studio felt like shedding not just the old strands of hair but also the weight of grief that had accompanied me for so long. The founder, with her laid-back yet informative demeanour, transformed my visit into an inspiring tale of growth – in more ways than one.

So, if you find yourself in Ilkley and in need of a beauty oasis, look no further than The Hair and Makeup Project. It’s not just a salon; it’s a place where curls find their bounce, confidence gets a makeover, and transformations go beyond the surface. After all, beauty isn’t just skin deep; it’s a journey of rediscovering the strength within.