Beauty Lunch Break: ‘Auricular Acupuncture Treatment’ 15-minute booster session at 58 Lifestyle

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‘Beauty Lunch Breaks’ series continues and this week, it’s all about holistic healing …. beginning with your ears. 

I’m very excited for ‘Auricular Acupuncture Treatment’ at the swanky 58 Lifestyle  on South Molton Street, London.  

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‘Auricular Acupuncture Treatment’15-minute booster session offers a solution to  calm the busy mind, body and soul.  I’m more of a grab-and-go lunch-kind-of-business-women as my mission is to maximise my work week  lunch hour with treatments that will re-boot and recharge to avoid sluggish afternoons.  

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58 Lifestyle is known for an oasis of calm where treatments are holistic to achieve optimal health for mind, body and soul.   There is range wellbeing luxurious products (cruelty-free),  all thoughtfully made.   Products include 100% natural ingredients scents, hand care & body care. 

Described as ‘House Of Experts,’ 58 Lifestyle offers a wide array of holistic treatments for even the most demanding beauty enthusiast.  While in London working at the KLEEN HQ,  58 Lifestyle has really been my work-week go-to sanctuary to stay focused and help to cancel out  ‘noise’ from the high pressures of leading a start up mobile tech company and finding a balance as a young mum. 

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‘Auricular Acupuncture Treatment’ 15-minute booster treatment led by Andre Zitcera, a Somatic Experienced Practitioner & Acupuncturist at Journey Malibu Treatment Centre.  He started with applying earthly top notes include green Mandarin, Jasmin, geranium and coriander on my inner wrists. 

The theory behind ear acupuncture is that the whole body can be mapped out on the ear so it is possible to treat the whole body just by inserting needles into points in your ears. This protocol focuses on five acupuncture points in the ear. These five points affect body functions and are concerned with cleansing the body.

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The theory behind ear acupuncture is that the whole body can be mapped out on the ear so it is possible to treat the whole body just by inserting needles into points in your ears. protocol focuses on five acupuncture points in the ear. These five points affect body functions and are concerned with cleansing the body. Andre Zitcera

 

I felt this release and sense of calmness. as Andre continued to insert the needles into each ear – the needles used are made of stainless steel, are sterile and disposable (they are used only once).  

Continuing to breath in the all-natural balancing scents of aroma therapy oils, Andre talked me through auricular acupuncture points and thought to share the knowledge: 

AURICULAR ACUPUNCTURE POINTS

SHEN MEN: Translated as “Spirit Gate”. This point serves to alleviate anxiety by creating a relaxing effect and balancing heart rate.

SYMPATHETIC: Relates to the emotional nervous system. This point helps to alleviate stress, diseases of the digestive system and aids the respiratory system.

LUNGS: Organ most abused by inhalants such as marijuana, cigarettes, etc. This point helps with breathing and balancing the life force.

LIVER: Responsible for detoxification and blood purification. This point helps with anger and overall confidence.

KIDNEY: Cleanses damage caused by drug and alcohol abuse. This point calms fears and removes insecurities and strengthens the nervous system.

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Wearing KYRA DENIM TROUSER Mother of Pearl

And just like that – ‘Auricular Acupuncture Treatment’15-minute booster session was all over.  I felt energised and ready to continue my afternoon. 

While walking out of the quite halls of 58 Lifestyle Molton Street, my phone rang.  I was obliged to answer as it was my 2pm scheduled conference call from Zurich.    But this time, I was bright-eyed and ready to power through my conference call and the rest of my afternoon, with zero caffeine. 

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LFW Dairies: Behind the scenes with AVEDA X Mother of Pearl A/W 2018

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I was thrilled to report backstage for AVEDA X MOTHER OF PEARL on September 19th.  It was a perfect collaboration – both champion of environmental responsibility.

AVEDA Artists kicked off London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2018 created perfect, impossibly-fresh hair for “Pearly Queen” gang for the models of  MOTHER OF PEARL

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Models with curl were treated to SMOOTH INFUSION, then gently diffused and fluffed with a bit of TEXTURED TONIC, ready to take on the runway and the evening with style and bounce.

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The sustainable collection and debut sustainably focused eveningwear collection that includes rich and regal tones alongside luxurious embellishments set a decadent mood, which comes to life through tactile jacquards and opulent prints, finished with lavish trims.

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58 Lifestyle names Ambassador for Travel Kit Collection

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_MG_4777In light of London Fashion Week’s announcement of completely fur-free, I have own exciting news!

I’m thrilled to finally share that 58 Lifestyle has named me as Ambassador for their Travel Set Collection.  The new set contains seven of the 58 Lifestyle hero products in new 50ml sizes, including mineral bath salts, hand care sets and body washes and creams and all natural shampoo and conditioner set.

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I literally had to pinch myself when they asked me to be part of their campaign and brand ambassador.

What I love most about the brand is that the collection is founded on the belief that nature can nourish and support wellbeing. The consciously crafted products are free from parabens, sulphates and harsh additives.

GOING GREEN series has garnered a huge fan base with a sense of style being documented in the press throughout the series and has built a strong digital following with focus on clean living followers and enthusiasts.

My role as brand ambassador for 58 Lifestyle will see creating exclusive brand specific content, curating edits and continuing to share 58 Lifestyle with my followers.

The 58 To Go collection is now available to buy from £41 online from 58lifestyle.com

 

A Zero Emission Weekend in Hampshire FOUR SEASONS with Telsa newest SUV Model X

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Only about a 60-minute Telsa drive from West London,  Four Season Hampshire  is the go-to weekend getaway of stylish Londoners. Wander through lush English gardens, ride horseback along the rolling hills, or unwind in our Zen-like spa. Set in a restored, 18th-century manor on 500 acres of picturesque grounds outside of London, Hampshire seamlessly blends legacy and heritage with 21st-century modernity while incorporating a variety of recycling, sustainability and conservation practices.

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Here’s what all you need to know the perfect weekend getaway with Telsa’s newest model X, SUV.And why more  jetsetters  are flocking to stay at Four Season Hampshire.

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WHAT TO PACK:

 THE RADCLYFFE SLIM SHADOW POCKET – Comfort stretch denim in soft blue authentic wash.  The look perfectly encapsulates laid-back countryside attire.

‘Magma Small’ by Emma Aitchison  from recycled, sustainability sourced, fair-trade and locally sourced material made in London. A soft added accessory to elevate your style.

 Axiology shade ” The Goodness” are all vegan, natural,  cruelty free, gluten free, and palm oil free. Perfect to keep lips moist in the English countryside.

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Super Charge Me Anywhere:  For everyday travel, simply plug Model X in at night and wake up to a full charge which provides up to 351 miles of travel (NEDC).

For longer journeys,  superchargers are connectors that charge a Tesla in minutes instead of hours. Stations are strategically placed to minimize stops during long distance travel and are conveniently located near restaurants, shopping centres, and WiFi hot spots. Including a supercharger at the swanky yet very sustainable eco-escape, Hampshire FOUR SEASONS.

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Panoramic View: TELSA newest SUV, Model X windshield is the largest cured windshield on any production vehicle, perfect for quick makeup re-touch. The windshield a panoramic view in the front seat and includes a three-dimensional visibility from every seat because of the canopy glass windshield and unobstructed windows in the falcon wing doors.

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Breathe Easy:  Model X is the world’s cleanest SUV on the inside. With the industry’s first medical grade HEPA air filter system, medical grade air can fill the cabin, no matter what is going on outside. There are three modes: circulate with outside air, recirculated inside air and a bioweapon defense mode that creates positive pressure inside the cabin to protect occupants.

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Falcon Wing Doors: Model X Falcon Wing doors offer unprecedented convenience, entry, and manoeuvrability. With less space needed to open than the sliding door of a minivan, the double hinged doors make loading a child in the backseat in tight parking spaces simple and convenient.

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Quickest SUV Model X: Tesla’s all-electric powertrain delivers unparalleled performance in all weather conditions and has the quickest acceleration of any SUV on the road—from zero to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds.P100D hits 0-60 mph in a staggering 2.9 seconds getting to a top speed of 155 mph, all while producing zero emissions.

 

The Skinny 2.0   – Iden Denim

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My journey to build a sustainable wardrobe led me to find the perfect pair of denim jeans.

Denim is bad business as far as Mother Nature is concerned, with up to 2,000 gallons of water used to make a single pair. Not to mention the huge amounts of pesticides from cotton production and the toxins associated with the synthetic dyeing process.

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(JOSEPHINE SKINNY – Washed Indigo, £195, idendenim.com)

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Iden Denim has solved this problem, offering a sustainable solution.  The cool cult quintessentially British label, Iden Denim has recently launched in Fenwick.  This premium brand focuses on sourcing BCI (Better Cotton Initiative) fabric from mills located near the factories to keep the carbon footprint down, with over half the current range compromising organic and recycled materials. Wastewater from the washing and dyeing process is cleaned before it’s returned to the local system, while buttons and rivets have been given the Bluesign seal of approval.

The JOSEPHINE SKINNY is a timeless shape and can be paired with a floral-print wrap crepe midi dress as a top.  The look perfectly encapsulates the brand’s laid-back femininity at the office.

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The Midi Wrap, £395  idendenim.com

HOW TO WEAR IT:  The Midi Wrap by IDEN DENIM is a simple way to master day-to-night.  An off-duty look to traditional workwear by wearing alone and adding a pair of metallic heels.

The flattering floral printed wrap dress is perfect for after work evening parties or dinners.