with Bella Blissett
‘Remember that the French word “voler” means “to fly,”’ said Noella Gabriel, co-founder and creator of Elemis, as she captivated me with stories about the power of essential oils. Taking me on a scented journey of breathing rituals, she explained the brand’s new Life Elixirs range – a collection to help us tune into our emotions and enhance our lives. Now I begin my day with the empowering ylang-ylang and cedarwood Fortitude Bath & Shower Elixir (€65), and carry the roll-on rosewood and clary sage Calm Perfume Oil (€33) in my bag for moments when life aggravates. Finally, I burn the patchouli and palmarose Sleep Candle (€42.50) at night to ensure a deep slumber. If they can help you to find headspace in this busy world, then I’d say you’re on your way to flying. All elemis.com, from Monday.
New York City colourist Rita Hazan (above) knows good hair. Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez and Kardashian good hair. Now her haircare line has arrived in Europe. Her remit? To formulate products so effective, they are almost as good as her (€290) in-salon treatments. Her Triple Threat Split End Remedy (€28.50) binds split bits together and protects against further breakage, allowing you to keep your lengths for longer. Beyoncé loves the True Color Ultimate Shine Gloss (€25) for its ability to revive weary colour. Available in three shades, the Root Concealer TouchUp Stick (€23.70, all selfridges.com) can be sketched on to individual greys, so that they vanish in a trice. You can even use it as a brow pencil, too.
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