UK based makeup artist, skincare specialist, beauty blogger. She is the founder of the Podcast series

Urban Garden My Allotment Journey

                                     Beginners Allotment Journey 

I am so excited two weeks ago I was given the opportunity  to have a small plot on my local allotment, after waiting 2 years!
I'm learning it's all in the planning, and crop rotation. With all the excitement that comes with getting your new plot, the planning stages of a new journey can be so stressful and organising is the most important aspect. There were cabbages, potatoes, brussel sprouts, leeks on my patch, today i decided to cleanse and start from scratch. 
Making my plot organic as possible, here we go ... 

Day 1 

I have no idea where to start, what to plant, and grow, I have joined a few gardening and allotment groups and overwhelmed with the information and support they have supplied, and cannot wait to start this journey and share it with you all.

My Allotment garden toilet 

Digging and turning the soil in preparation for the herbs, vegetables and flowers that I want to grow.

Are you a keen gardener? Do you have an allotment or grow vegetables drop me a message or join me on Instagram on the link below with your messages!


Covid 19 One Year On

One year on 23rd March 2020

Let us Remember and Reflect on the past year, with Prayer.

Take precious time, on this memorable day to reflect on the past year. This Pandemic has affected every human being on the planet. We need to fill our hearts with empathy for all of the families that have lost loved ones.

We have been, and are still going through everyday, this has been one of the most difficult times this generation, has ever had to face. It has been difficult to endure the year long solitude and isolation from our families and close friends.

In the UK over 126,000 people have lost their lives, it is such a sad time. 
I am personally sending prayers to all my followers, and people of this Earth, all the families who have lost their loved ones during this devastating and unprecedented time.

Let's look forward, bringing a new beginning to life, lets make those who have transitioned, to another realm, make them proud of our continued efforts.
Live with kindness, courage and compassion for all. 
Take a few moments to show gratitude for all the services, congratulate staff who have been working unselfishly, to ensure our wellbeing everyday.
From the clerk in the store, nurses, teachers, hospital workers, to the garbage removal workers, they are working diligently in difficult circumstances to provide assistance for your needs.. We need these teams of special front line people to do their best and we must do the same.

Take a moment to think of those behind the scenes, who have kept our Countries up and running, ensuring we can eat, stay safe and well protected throughout this pandemic. These are ordinary people,  working special front line people, doing their best and we must do the same. 

This Pandemic has left many lonely, with lives on pause. 

Let's look to the International future of this planet, with hope, and reverence. 
I pray we can work together without predjudice or malice, in these challenging times. 
Be kind and forever generous to those who come from different background, cultures, and religious beliefs, here at home in the UK and globally.

With the possibility of a new 4th surge of the Covid19 virus, the UK Prime Minister is delivering news daily...with the possibility of further lockdowns.

Look after your mental health, check in on neighbours, family and friends with a call, live feed or a text. 

Please stay strong, stay safe.

#bekind #oneyearon #Covid19 #pandemic 

Sharing Peace and Love 

Cheryl xx

How To Spring Clean your Beauty Routine

This year why not indulge in the minimalist lifestyle, and  totally indulge in the perfect opportunity to purchase a multi-functioning luxury beauty product, whilst choosing new ranges of masks, exfoliation creams, and serums. 
Whilst the real intention is to replenishing your old or out of date beauty items. why not have a deep clean cleansing spree clearing those closets in one big swoop. 
Top Tips for Beauty De-clutter 

If its out of date, smells or looks separated,  a strange colour, or even a thick or runny texture BIN IT!
Be harsh, share, sell or gift unwanted items that have perfect packaging and still in date, purchase pretty or new storage boxes to vamp a tired bathroom. Do you have too many of one item? Why not swap with friends, checking for dates, texture and usability.

GET RID, old mascaras, lipsticks, creams, body lotions, makeup brushes, and those foundation filled makeup sponges, include any item that you have not used in the last 6- 9 months, smell them check dates then yes BIN THEM!

 Spring Clean your Makeup and Skin care 

By seriously revamping our beauty game, and researching the growing brands of ethically friendly skincare, enjoy the benefits of deeply nourishing organic lavender spritzers, fabulous lotions, and potions lockdown is the perfect time to replace and update our closets. 
Now is the time to seize the opportunity to achieve the best texture EVER  by making great choices for your uncluttered beauty space ! 

Have you tried Vegan or Organically friendly brands, or do you prefer Premium anti-age peels and serums? Body oils are a must, for softening feet, legs and arms whilst banishing pimples, and flaky dryness. 
Congratulations you are now on your way to preparing the skin for much warmer Spring weather. 
During the harsh winter months, we are all guilty of stripping the skin of essential moisture, with excessive amounts of daily exfoliation, with over cleansing. The skin is sensitive, and can age terribly in frighteningly hot bath and shower temperatures, but also permanent damage to the blood vessels can occur. Avoid this practice at all costs, and ensure that whilst in the shower you use lukewarm water on the face, to retain the essential moisture and to avoid early signs of ageing skin. 
Benefits of Natural Clay Masks

Clay and Charcoal masks in particular, contain elements that have been used by Queens for centuries, because of the power to gently remove skin dirt, nourish and rejuvenate naturally. When using Retinols or Active Skin Peels, take advice from specialists.  You can easily rob the skin of its natural plumped healthy look, if not used effectively or overused, this can lead to the removing of vital amounts of natural oil and moisture. Treat the skin to exfoliation masks, but also ensure sure that you pack those super invigorating essences, mists, serums and oils, they smell simply fabulous too!!

Over cleansing and daily removal of the skins natural PH balance, can leave the skin with fine lines of dehydration, flaky patches of dryness, and over stimulated oily blemished, super sensitive skin. Clay Masking could be introduced alongside your routine once or twice a week, depending on your skin type, skin condition, and product ingredients.
Image by Felix Wolf 
Professional Guidance 

The best option is to use a professional dermatologist if you have a skin concern, skin specialist for treatments, or purchase richer, more vitamin enriched moisturizers to create the best skin care routine that is bespoke and tailored just for you. There are wonderful products in the Beauty Industry, that deliver highly active encapsulated formulas, within a luxurious texture. By adding a few essential anti-oxidants, super seed products you will see the results immediately. Protecting the skin from environmental damage, harsh elements, and sun damage you can roll back the year's and enjoy a radiant glow, with a softer more balanced skin texture. 

You will see a huge boost in the skin health and condition, if you also add to your routine recommended Sun protection on a daily basis. There are many fabulous  SPF30 products that will block or absorb the harmful rays. This is available in Chemical sunscreens and also Organic.  The sun whilst great for a feel good factor is also, so detrimental to the condition of the skin. 
In addition, a few drops of facial elixirs, or serums applied at night will re-hydrate the skin, I also love to include a few blends of plant based essences to calm and relax for my night-time routine.

A Spring ready detox is the perfect way to start the year, ensure that your daily self care supplements include the best mineral and vitamin products you can afford, to boost your circulation, and allow your health, mind, body and skin to maintain a healthy system. 

Natural skincare 

Leading skincare specialists believe as the the milder weather approaches external factors wind, rain and sun can cause more sensitivity on the surface of the skin, which may lead to seasonal 'break outs'. Our bodies produce oils known as sebum to naturally protect the acid mantle or PH balance to regulate the levels of water and oil on the surface however as we age, the production of this vital oil is slowing down. 
Begin to use recommended Sun protection on a daily basis, find SPF products that will block or absorb the harmful rays, that are so detrimental to the condition of the skin. In addition, a few drops of facial elixirs, or include a few blends of plant based essences to calm and relax.
A Spring ready detox is the perfect way to start 2020, ensure that your daily self care supplements include the best mineral and vitamin products you can afford, to boost your circulation, and allow your health, mind, body and skin to maintain a healthy system. 

Read all product labels, try banish all or most chemical toxicity from your skincare routine for the safest results. The Industry has so many amazing organic plant based skincare brands that do not endorse the use of unsafe methods, begin by experimenting with natural fragrances and explore products that are 'clean' or Vegan with no animal testing.( look out for the bunny or ECO-CERT labelling.

Lets all try to be more aware and educate ourselves, by adjusting what we are putting on our skin and in our bodies. 

The best spring clean for the skin is now available to everyone thanks to the power of increased blood circulation with massage, a great balanced diet, plenty of exercise and carefully sourced beauty products, that are proudly placed in our clean and beautifully adorned shelves! 

Join me on this skincare journey, to achieve an inspiring new moon detox for the best can possible have this year!

Contact me on social media or leave a message with your contact details to book a FREE skin analysis, that includes a consultation to start your Beauty De-tox with a licensed Professional.
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Cheryl xoxo

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