YOUR WEEKLY CHECK IN CLINIC FOR INSPIRATION, POSITIVITY AND MENTAL CLARITY TO GET YOU THROUGH THE WEEK. JOIN OUR FRIENDLY CLUB TODAY TO KEEP YOU MOTIVATED TOWARDS A BRIGHTER FUTURE.
WHEN YOU SEE SOMEONE ELSES PAIN RECOGNISE IT AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO HELP. YOU HAVE BEEN SHOWN SOMEONES ANGUISH BECAUSE YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. THINK CAREFULLY HOW YOU CAN TAKE THAT PERSONS PAIN AWAY OR SIMPLY ASK THEM.
THE UNIVERSE ASKS US TO WITNESS WHAT WE CAN AFFECT.
YOUR INTUITION WILL GUIDE YOU . TRUST IT.
MWAH MWAH XXXXXXX
JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: DOING THINGS FOR OTHERS ACHIEVES DEEPER HAPPINESS THAN DOING THINGS FOR YOURSELF. SO DO SOMETHING FOR SOMEONE TODAY WHETHER AN OLD FRIEND OR MAYBE SOMEONE YOU ONLY JUST MET.
As the weather grows colder it is time to rethink our skin routine and rev things up to combat the drying effects of the harsh Winter weather. There a re some positive effects of cold weather .Less sebum production so less breakouts. the cold weather can act like a cryotherapy session pumping blood to the skin resulting in rosy cheeks and a radiant complexion. But sometimes we get a tightening of the skin which can be misleading that we think the skin is toning up when in fact it is lacking moisture. So the first thing we need to do is swap to heavier creams and oil based products to nourish our complexions.
YOUR 10 STEP ROUTINE FOR WINTER
1 Swap harsh cleansers to an oil based cleanser to ramp up a level of moisture. Use a natural sponge to remove. Try not to use too much water on the skin as this can be drying.
2 Use a serum or facial oil under a moisterizer to add an extra layer between your vitamin c cream and moisterizer.
3. Don’t discard your SPF because the sun is not shining. 80% of UV rays penetrate the clouds. Obviously they are not as strong as in the Summer so no need to overload the skin with SPF50 and unnecessary chemicals. An SPF20 will suffice.
4.Limit the use of harsh exfoliants and glycolic peeling pads as it is important not too strip the skin of its natural emolliants. Dead skin cells still build up but limit the use of these products to once a week instead of daily.
5. Pump up the use of hydrating facial masks two or three times a week to replenish the skin.
6. Night creams should be heavier in the Winter. Central heating and warm bedrooms are just as drying as cold weather.
7. If not currently using a great addition to your skincare routine at this time of year is a hyaluronic acid as this is a humectant that draws moisture from the air locking in moisture in the skin.
8.Do not forget lips as they can suffer and become dry and cracked. Exfoliate the lips to remove dry skin before adding an oil based gel to make the kissable again. Remember not to lick the lips when out in the cold it can exasperate the dryness due to the enzymes and chemicals in your saliva !
9. Do not neglect your body hands and feet this season. Our skins gets drier from being in drying central heating and layers of clothes. So bath oils, richer body creams and paraffin baths for feet and hands need to be built into your routine.
10.VITAMIN D ! EVERYONE should be taking Vitamin D in the winter. We usually get our Vitamin D from the sunshine the lack of Vitamin D can cause our skin to become dry, itchy and flaky.
So check your skin routine to make sure it manages to look radiant and glowing and protected from the elements.
Please find below a one stop shop for your Winter skin care wardrobe everything you need right here just click on the item to purchase. If you are having trouble viewing the images or have received this as a subscriber on e mail then please click on the URL at the base of the mail and the images will appear.
JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: IF YOUR SKIN , HAIR AND EYES GETS DRIER AT THIS TIME OF YEAR IT MAYBE WISE TO INVEST IN A HUMIDIFIER TO TAKE FROM ROOM TO ROOM. EXCELLENT FOR THE BEDROOM A PORTABLE ONE WILL LAST 20 HOURS. JUST MAKE SURE YOU CHANGE THE WATER REGULARLY AND CLEAN THE MACHINE TO AVOID MOULD OR SPORES BEING PUMPED OUT INTO THE AIR.
A WEEKLY DROP IN CLINIC TO INSPIRE, MOTIVATE AND STRENGTHEN YOUR MIND WITH A LARGE DOSE OF POSITIVITY TO GET YOU THROUGH THE WEEK. SO JOIN OUR FRIENDLY CLUB TODAY AND SEE US HERE EVERY WEDNESDAY !
THE HARDEST THING IS TO CONFRONT UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTHS ABOUT OURSELVES SO OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY SOMETIMES ONLY TELL US WHAT WE WANT TO HEAR. SIMULTANEOUSLY WE OURSELVES MAY HAVE TROUBLE SAYING THE TRUTH TO OUR NEAREST AND DEAREST FOR FEAR OF HURTING THEM OR EVEN OURSELVES . THE TRUTH MAY EAN OPENING UP AND REVEALING A PART OF YOURSELF THAT YOU HAVE KEPT HIDDEN.
WHEN YOU NEED TO TELL THE TRUTH, HAVE THE COURAGE TO OPEN YOUR HEART AS WELL AS YOUR MOUTH.
WHEN YOU NEED TO HEAR THE TRUTH, HAVE THE HUMILITY TO OPEN YOUR EARS AND CLOSE YOUR MOUTH.
MWAH MWAH XXXXXX
JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: IT IS MUCH EASIER TO TELL A TRUTH THAN TO CONCEAL A TRUTH.
ONE OF MY FAVOURITE STREETS FOR ALL MY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING NEEDS IS LONDONS BEST KEPT SECRET ……..PAVILION ROAD.
LOCATED JUST OFF SLOANE SQUARE LIT UP WITH PRETTY CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AND AWAY FROM THE MASSES OF CROWDS USUALLY ENCOUNTERED AT THIS TIME OF YEAR. PERFECT FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING. ALSO ENABLES YOU TO GET EVERYTHING IN ONE MILE FROM FOOD TO GIFTS AVOIDING BUSY DEPARTMENT STORES AND SUPERMARKETS. ALSO IMMENSELY MORE ENJOYABLE AS IT IS SO DICKENSIAN , THE EPITOME OF CHRISTMAS.
GOOD FOR EXCLUSIVE SHOPPING AT ANY TIME OF THE YEAR BUT I PROMISE YOU YOU CAN GET ALL YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING IN ONE 1 MILE STRETCH OF ROAD HERE.
BRING BACK PLEASURABLE SHOPPING………….
LET ME WALK YOU UP THIS STREET STARTING AT THE HANS ROAD END.
PROVENANCE THE VILLAGE BUTCHER FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS TURKEY AND BOXING DAY GAMMON.
WULF AND LAMB VEGAN RESTAURANT OR HANS BAR AND GRILL OPPOSITE A LOVELY RESTAURANT SERVING GREAT FOOD AN INFORMAL BAR FOR SOME FESTIVE CHAMPAGNE. SERVES BREAKFAST, LUNCH OR DINNER DEPENDING ON WHEN YOU ARE STARTING YOUR SHOPPING EXPEDITION. BOOK AHEAD AS NUMBERS ARE NOW LIMITED OF COURSE.
NOW YOU HAVE HAD A BREAK AND WRITTEN YOUR LIST AND CHECKING IT TWICE LETS CARRY ON.
PAPERSMITHS A BEAUTIFUL STATIONERS FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS CARDS AND GORGEOUS BOOKS AND INNOVATIVE GIFTS.
BREAD AHEAD A DELIGHTFUL BAKERY FOR YOUR MORNING CROISSANTS AND PASTRIES AND PANETTONE. THEY ALSO DO HALF DAY COURSES IN BAKING SELECT YOUR COURSE AND BOOK AHEAD FOR 2021.
THE SEA THE SEA A QUALITY FISHMONGERS FOR YOUR SALMON , PRAWNS , OYSTERS OR SOMETHING FOR CHRISTMAS EVE SUPPER.
LONDON CHEESEMONGERS A TRADITIONAL CHEESE SPECIALIST SO LOTS OF ADVICE FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS CHEESEBOARD. THEY ALSO DELIVER IF YOU DONT WANT TO CARRY YOUR SMELLY CHEESES AROUND.
SO THATS ALL THE FOOD TAKEN CARE OF. LETS MOVE ONTO GIFTS FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY OR EVEN YOUR CHRISTMAS OUTFIT. NOT FORGETTING YOUR BEAUTY NEEDS IT ALL HERE. READ ON………
NEXT WE COME TO THE WHITE COMPANY , NEEDS NO INTRODUCTION. GREAT GIFTS . OR MAYBE SOME NEW BEDDING READY FOR CHRISTMAS MORNING.
SALON SLOANE A CONTEMPORARY SALON WITH A GREAT REPUTATION FOR ALL CUTTING AND COLOURING REQUIREMENTS WHILE YOU TAKE A BREAK FROM SHOPPING.
RIGHT NEXT DOOR THERE IS A STUNNING LITTLE FLORISTS MOYSES STEVENS WITH CHRISTMAS WREATHS IN THE WINDOW. I ORDER ONE HANDMADE. THIS IS ONE OF LONDONS OLDEST AND MOST PRESTIGIOUS FLORISTS. TIE TO ORDER SOME BOUQUETS FOR DELIVERY.
OLIVIA VAN HALLE IS THE NEXT STOP DOWN FOR CHRISTMAS PYJAMAS. I THINK THIS WOULD MAKE THE PERFECT PRESSIE FOR MY MOTHER. THESE PYJAMAS ARE THE PIECE DE RESISTANCE IN PJ WORLD !
WE CROSS THE STREET TO HEIDI KLEIN MAINLY BECAUSE I WANT TO BE BEACH READY AS SOON AS THE TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS ARE LIFTED AND THESE ARE MY BIKINIS OF CHOICE. SELF GIFTING TIME. BUT THEY STOCK GREAT GIFT IDEAS OF BEACH BAGS AND SLIP ON BEACH SHOES. MY SUITCASE IS READY TO GO.
SARAH CHAPMAN FACIALIST TO THE STARS HAS HER CLINIC HERE TOO. WHAT LUCK. OF COURSE IF YOU WANTED TO FIT A FACIAL IN TO YOUR SHOPPING DAY YOU WOULD HAVE TO PREBOOK. BUT THERE ARE SOME DELIGHTFUL SKINCARE SETS THAT ANYONE WOULD LOVE TO RECEIVE.
COSMETICS A LA CARTE NOT ONLY DO THEY HAVE GREAT COSMETIC GIFTS HERE BUT YOU CAN BOOK YOUR CHRISTMAS PARTY MAKE UP 1:1 SESSION OR THEY HAVE MANY EVENTS HEADING UP TO THE MAIN EVENT. CHECK OUT THEIR WEBSITE FOR FURTHER INFO.
KATE SPADE WHEN WE POPPED IN HAD TABLES FILLED WITH LASHINGS OF CHRISTMAS IDEAS. BUT THEY ALSO HAD SOME EYE POPPING PARTY DRESSES TOO OR MAYBE YOUR CHRISTMAS DAY OUTFIT OR J CREW IS DIRECTLY OPPOSITE FOR A COSY OUTFIT FOR A BOXING DAY WALK.
WELL AS WE REACH THE END OF PAVILION ROAD DIRECTLY OPPOSITE IS PETER JONES CHELSEAS’ HUGE DEPARTMENT STORE FOR ANYTHING WE DIDNT MANAGE TO GET ON OUR LIST.
BUT I THINK WE HAVE JUST A LITTLE TIME TO TAKE THE GORGEOUS MAN IM WITH TO TIFFANYS A FEW STEPS AWAY FOR MY OWN PRESENT…….JUST WINDOW SHOPPING I PROMISE …..NOT !
JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: IMAGINE ALL YOUR LUXURY FOOD AND GIFT SHOPPING FOR CHRISTMAS ALL DONE IN ONE STREET WITH TIME FOR LUNCH AND A FACIAL. NO SORE FEET.THIS ONLY EXISTED IN DREAMSUNTIL I DISCOVERED PAVILION RD
Well all that shopping has made me tired so I return to the Hans Bar and Grill for a cup of black coffee before the drive home with all my purchases.
YOUR WEEKLY CATCH UP ON ALL THINGS POSITIVE TO UPLIFT YOU AND RESTORE YOUR MENTAL HEALTH THROUGH MANTRAS, TASKS AND INSPIRATION
TAKE TIME OUT OF YOUR SCHEDULE TODAY TO ENJOY A VIEW. EITHER TAKE TIME TO GO AND ENJOY A VIEW YOU KNOW OR JUST STOP, AND TAKE IN THE VIEW AROUND YOU.
SPEND 10 MINUTES ABSORBING THE BEAUTIFUL CONTRAST IN COLOURS. NATURE OR THE ARCHITECTURE BEFORE YOU. CALM DOWN, TAKE SOME BREATHSAND PRACTISE SOME MINDFULNESS . APPRECIATE THE BEAUTY OF THE WORLD AROUND US . LIVING OR STATIC WE ALL EXIST IN THE SAME VIBRATIONS OF ONE BIG UNIVERSE.
JOJOS STYLE LIST TIP: DONT JUST EXIST APPRECIATE THE BEAUTY THAT IS ALL AROUND US…….WE JUST HAVE TO OPEN OUR EYES.
YOUR WEEKLY DOSE OF INSPIRATION WITH MANTRAS, TASKS AND GENERAL POSITIVITY TO BRIGHTEN YOUR WEEK. SO SUBSCRIBE BELOW SO YOU NEVER MISS A CHANCE TO BE UPLIFTED EVERY WEDNESDAY. WAKE UP TO SOME SUNSHINE IN YOUR INBOX FOR A CHANGE !!!!
Epictetus was an ancient Greek Philosopher whose teachings are still relevant today. Arguably even MORE relevant in these difficult times we have found ourselves in. To let go of things that are beyond our control and focus what we do have in our control. This especially applies to the mind, one thing we ALWAYS have is our own mind this alone is in our own power.
Conduct ourselves through life fulfilling our duties to our children, parents and fellow citizens and everything else will come do not try to control external influences as they will come.
So your MANTRA today :
“HE IS A WISE MAN WHO DOES NOT GRIEVE FOR THE THINGS WHICH HE HAS NOT, BUT REJOICES FOR THOSE WHICH HE HAS ” – Epictetus
In these PC times and so as not to offend anyone please substitute ‘Man’ with ‘Person’ as this applies to us all. Remember this WAS ancient Greece !!
JOJO STYLELIST TIP: WHILE YOU ARE BUSY PLANNING YOUR FUTURE DO NOT LET YOUR PRESENT PASS YOU BY. APPRECIATE THE HERE AND NOW
YOUR WEDNESDAY ROUND UP OF ALL THINGS POSITIVE TO CREATE STRENGTH INTERNALLY WITH TIPS,TASKS AND MANTRAS TO HELP YOU COPE WITH THE CHALLENGES OF THE WEEK AHEAD.
Sometimes the louder we shout the more difficult it is to be heard. When you shout at sommeone they tend to turn off or get angry at you this means they stop listening, as internally their self protection mode is switching on. Even if someone wants to hear us, they cannot really listen when we shout.
If you find yourself shouting it is usually because one wants to be heard. So try whispering so people can really hear you. When you lower your voice and quieten it you will find people more willing to listen and to take your calm considered approach much more seriously.
So today when you want to be heard WHISPER so the other party really has to concentrate on what you are saying.
JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: THE LOUDEST PERSON IS ALWAYS THE LEAST HEARD TRY TO TURN DOWN THE VOLUME SO THE LISTENER TAKES YOUR POINTS MORE SERIOUSLY.