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3 Years Online
WINTER EDITION 2016/17 Honesty is the best policy
Honesty is the best policy Are you ready to be judged by your job title?
Teachers v Techies:
The Big Robot Debate THE WINTER RANT
Nicky Hambleton Jones “I am optimistic because life is a moveable feast”
Alex Polizzi The Hotel Inspector “I am always surprised at how much my honesty is appreciated” Creating your PREVIEW ownCOPY FAMILY
Real Life Stories:
Tabitha Johnson went from horsebox to juice bar how did she do it?
Embrace your animal spirit
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WINTER Edition 2016/17
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Celebrating 3 Years Online
Artist: Hannah Adamaszek HannahAdamaszek.Com
Meet our contributors Women in Trade Magazine Celebrates 3 Years Online
BBC2 Radio Presenter and Author
TV Presenter. Lover of travel and adventure
Janey Lee Grace is the author of five
Channel 4's A Place in the Sun star
best-selling books including Look Great Naturally … Without Ditching the Lipstick (Hay House) and runs the recommendations site www.imperfectlynatural.com
Laura Hamilton has a passion for travel, an extensive knowledge of the globe and is a keen writer. For more of Laura’s recommendations, both UK and abroad, check out www.hamiltonshotspots.com
Connect with Janey: JaneyLeeGraceLoves | @JaneyLeeGrace
Connect with Laura: LauraHamiltonOfficial | @LauraHamiltonTV
The Skin Stylist, helping women to love their skin
Holistic Natural Medicine Practitioner
After battling acne for many years, to clear and healthy skin. She founded the Freyaluna natural skincare brand to help women around the world along the same journey.
Louise Allen is passionate about teaching and inspiring others. Deeply intuitive, she draws on over 20 years’ experience to combine elements of aromatherapy, herbalism, nutrition, anthropology and psychology.
Connect with Sami: Freyaluna.co.uk | @SamiBlackford
Connect with Louise: RhythmOfBeauty.co.uk | @rhythmofbeauty
Sami Blackford forged her own path
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The magazine is very refreshing and I
love the positive vibe. There's none of the "you need to be this body size and shape so try this diet, oh but here's a wonderful recipe for chocolate fudge cake..." that is usually found in 'women's' magazines. For that, I have to say: BRAVO! Sami Blackford founder of Freyaluna
There is nothing like a printed copy of the magazine
It’s beautiful! Nice to have something that I can keep. Pamela Rea, Pams People
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Bianca Angelico was featured in our Women in FM feature Autumn 2016. Cheers Bianca!
Congratulations on reaching 3 years!!! You’ve done a brilliant job with the magazine, well done you. Nicky Hambleton-Jones is the founder of NHJ Style Consultancy. Best known as the presenter of Channel 4’s 10 Years Younger. Nicky appeared on the cover of the very first Spring issue of Women in Trade Magazine, back in 2014.
Itâ€™s time to party
Women in Trade Magazine Celebrates 3 Years Online The WINTER RANT
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Help make the shopping experience for women on the British high street enjoyable again. By Hannah Corby
We asked our CEO for her winter rant: here’s what she said!
The Umbrella Rant
Umbrellas! What’s happening to them? Years ago, you would buy one and it would last forever. Now, in even the slightest wind, they fold inside out and break! Why, I wonder? And there is no difference between an umbrella that costs £1 and one that costs £8! I was silly enough to spend £15 recently on an umbrella from a well known brand, thinking it would be sturdy. On the second day I used it, there was no wind - just mild rain and the silver spokes broke! We are seriously being conned! I’m on my 7th umbrella this year! I once had one that lasted for five years … but unfortunately I lost it.
From the Editor
Honesty is the best Policy ‘Tis the season to be jolly … or just have a jolly good rant! here’s a lot of dishonesty in our world today. I could ramble on, but what’s the use. Instead, we’re presenting you with Women in Trade’s ‘Honesty is the Best Policy’ edition, where our features, articles and news all come from a place of truth. For this edition, we invited the women of Britain to share what we dubbed a ‘winter rant’ - and they surely did! In line with our focus on honesty, we spoke candidly with an array of inspirational people about how they run their businesses, including four women who are finding success in the food trade. I also chatted with our lovely, very honest cover star, Alex Polizzi AKA The Fixer and The Hotel Inspector - you may have seen her famous face on Channel 5 this summer, hosting Alex Polizzi’s Secret Italy. Winter has an impact on our wellbeing, so we have some winter skin tips from our guest writer, BBC Radio 2 presenter Janey Lee Grace, as well as some gorgeous luxury travel destinations compiled by Laura Hamilton, presenter of Channel 4’s A Place in the Sun. A supermoon visited us recently, and with that in mind, guest contributor Louise Allen teaches us how to live in harmony with the moon. Finally, we’ve teamed up with Rated People for our first-ever spotlight on outstanding tradespeople, starting with Charlie Benton of Benton Landscapes, well done Charlie! With this winter edition, we are celebrating our 3rd year online. It seems a long time since I first came up with the idea for Women in Trade Magazine, and it’s a great achievement for us to still be here. Our Autumn edition was about gratitude, and I for one am truly grateful for the amazing stories and thank you letters we’ve received since then – we’ve had so much love at our office recently. Thank you for your support! Click here And on that note, welcome to Winter with Women in Trade! Enjoy the frosty mornings and to Buy PDF woolly socks in the evenings … and roll on Spring! £3.25 Roll on Summer!
Janet Kirlew CEO & Founder | Editor-in-Chief Women in Trade WINTER 2016/17 | December—February 11
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WOMEN IN TRADE MAGAZINE CELEBRATES 3 YEARS ONLINE Nicky Hambleton-Jones was our first spring cover star back in February 2014, she speaks candidly about her core values and her experience of life in the world of fashion. By Janet Kirlew
THE WINTER RANT Help make the British high street shopping experience enjoyable again. By Hannah Corby
Matter of Fact This season’s need-to-know soundbites and stats.
ON THE COVER Alex Polizzi AKA The Fixer and The Hotel Inspector. She talks to us about family life and the importance of being honest. By Janet Kirlew
Real Life Stories 19 26 73
Four women transforming lives in the food trade. With up to 90% of all food industry startups failing in their first year, this is no business for the faint hearted. From horsebox to juice bar, how did Tabitha Johnson do it? “Do something you love. If it fails, at least you went for it.”
Blair Harvey is The Girl in the Yellow Hi Vis. By Elsee Crane
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ON THE COVER: Alex Polizzi “I am always surprised at how much my honesty is appreciated. It’s not easy, but you just get to the heart of everything so much quicker.” Cover mage by TwoFour
Honesty is the Best Policy Edition |The Food & Hospitality Trade
Cover Star Alex Polizzi
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Manufacturing News Double recognition for South Wales businesswoman Alison Orells, managing director of The Safety Box Company.
Winter Spotlight in association with Rated People. Meet Charlie Benton, founder
of Benton Landscapes, and one of the top tradespeople.
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Career choices that count Are you ready to be judged by your job title?
Tech News Teachers v Techies - the big robot debate. Nell Watson, founder of tech
company Poikos says, ‘I can foresee machines being excellent coaches.’
Encouraging more women to follow a career in the engineering and technology sectors. An event hosted by Jeremy Corbyn MP and Chi Onwurah MP at the Houses of Parliament.
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It’s time to party!
WIN TICKETS Women in Trade WINTER 2016/17 | December—February 13
Embrace your Animal Spirit
4 things you will learn this issue
Living in Harmony with our
Embrace your animal spirit Our editorin-chief, Janet Kirlew, talks about personal growth, discovering and connecting with your own animal spirit.
Work Life Balance Who says you can’t have it all? Work, eat, sleep, repeat: does life ever feel like a hamster wheel?
Honesty is the Best Policy Unlock the power of your own inner truth. By Jo Cowper
The Liver Cleansers
110 Living in Harmony with our Moon Unlock your creativity and vitality. By Louise Allen
MIND, BODY BOOSTS Get the Winter Buzz
Honesty is the best Policy
keep you in top form, inside out, throughout the festive period. By Janey Lee Grace
102 The Liver Cleansers Your liver works
Glow from top to toe Winter life hacks
Hamilton Holiday Hideaways Celebrity travel writer, Laura Hamilton, knows a thing or two about travelling in style. She shares her top tips for 5* luxury hotels in the UK.
hard to break down damaged and old blood cells.
106 How to read your face Face mapping. By Sami Blackford
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Career choices Regarded as the fastest man on the planet, Usain Bolt knows a thing or two about a successful career, but what might your job title say about you?
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Our 1st tradesmen
WINTER The Girl in the Yellow Hi Vis
Blair Harvey Construction Site Manager for Barratt Homes
Women in Trade Magazine Celebrates 3 Years Online
Nicky Hambleton -Jones In her first interview with Women in Trade Magazine back in 2014, Nicky revealed how following her passion had been the key to her success. “If you are passionate about what you do, the chances are someone is going to spot you,” she told us.
Since being featured on the cover of Women in Trade Magazine’s first spring edition back in February 2014, NHJ Style Consultancy has set up the NHJ Style Network at nhjstyle.com to give support and a sense of community to personal stylists. Through the network, we run masterclasses that help stylists expand their knowledge, as well as putting on social events where they can all meet each other to feel part of a bigger purpose.
The biggest injustice on this planet is: I don’t tend to focus on ‘injustices’ - to do so would just use up energy that I can’t afford to lose. Nothing and no one is perfect. I know that I will never change the world, but so long as I can make people feel better about themselves each day, I feel that I’m contributing something towards the greater good.
‘I am optimistic because life is a moveable feast’
As a working mother I feel like I’m constantly
Honesty is the best policy because at the end
chasing my tail as I try to keep all the balls in the air. If I didn’t work from home I don’t know how I’d keep on top of everything. I love being a mum - but I also love working, so, despite the daily chaos, I feel that I’ve struck a good balance. I wouldn’t want it to be any other way.
of the day being honest to others is about being honest to yourself. Sometimes it’s hard to do - but if you are honest then people will respect you for it, and you will respect yourself more, too, if you are able to be true to who you are.
I am optimistic because life is a moveable feast.
I have enjoyed reading Women in Trade Magazine since its launch because it’s an
Nothing stays the same, so no matter how bad things may sometimes feel, I always know that something new and exciting is around the corner. We’re living in a constantly changing world at the moment, which can feel overwhelming at times - but it’s also exciting as it opens up new, unexpected opportunities.
uplifting and inspirational treat, and I enjoy reading it on my iPad when I have a quiet moment with a cup of tea. Women in Trade strikes a great balance between providing escapism and practical advice. It’s ideal for busy mums who have a purpose - and for those who are striving to create one.
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Best known as the presenter of Channel 4â€™s 10 Years Younger, Nicky specialises in working with real people to help them redefine how they feel about themselves.
Matter of Fact: This season’s need-to-know soundbites and stats Compiled by Jo Cowper
Matter of Fact
of voters in exit polls following the US Presidential Election said they thought that Donald Trump’s behaviour towards women was a problem - yet 30% of those who said so, voted for him anyway. “I am not worried that Trump’s misogynistic language and sexist behaviour will have any interference with the reasons I want him in office,” said Lizzie Whitmire, a Catholic mother of two, quoted in the Guardian. Dr Katherine Grainger CBE, whose silver medal in the women’s double sculls in Rio this summer made her Britain’s most decorated female Olympian and the first British athlete to have won five Olympic medals in separate Olympic games. The 2016 games were the most successful for Great Britain since 1908, with athletes winning a total of 67 medals in Rio.
Perigee-syzygy - or, in plain English, the supermoon. 14% bigger and 30% brighter than usual, the supermoon of November 2016 was a once-in-a generation phenomenon, with the full moon
drawing nearer to planet Earth than it has been since 1948. Supermoons could be bad news for our emergency services, with hospitals reporting a spike in admissions and police forces reporting a rise in violent crime at times when the moon is full. If clouds spoiled your view in November, look for the next one on 14 December.
of chefs working in the UK food trade today are women. The Women in Food programme, launched this year by Compass Group UK, has set out to change that. They have 4393 chefs on their payroll today, 35% are women, and they have committed to attaining a 50/50 split of male and female chefs by 2020.
Former hairdresser Leonie is part of a growing cohort of female truckers. Women are thought to account for 2% of all HGV drivers in the UK today. It’s a small number that hides a meteoric rise. Lorry driving amongst women has increased 300% since 2013, as more and more women are choosing a life behind the wheel.
That’s how many women made it into the top 20 of The Grocer magazine’s Power List 100 this year. Topping the charts was Chris North, Amazon boss, whilst Christine Tacon, the UK’s first Groceries Code Adjudicator, made it in at number 20.
Real Life Stories
Women transforming lives in the food trade The Foraging Fox, Quickeâ€™s & Tara Mei What do they have in common? Four food-loving businesswomen; three thriving enterprises; one increasingly competitive industry, the UK food trade. With up to 90% of all food industry start-ups failing in their first year, this is no business for the faint hearted. So what is the recipe for success?
WINTER Edition 2016/17
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The face behind the name
A revolution in clothing
You’re an individual and you want to make a statement. You love art but what’s the use in having something that hangs around in a gallery all day when you don’t. Well we’ve found something that’s going to change the game for you… Adorrive.
Come as you are Adorrive offers unisex and bespoke vibrant, colourful, wearable knitted art. It’s suited to wear how and when you like, with ready handmade and customised orders, designed to fit your body shape.
The face behind the name We met up with creator and artist Jacqueline Smalling to find out the lowdown on her radical new clothing brand.
Photographer: Robert J Clayton Photoshoot assistant: Jane East Models: Leilah Curran | Yannah Tsvetkova | Baptiste Lemos
ttending life drawing classes and her appreciation of abstract art, along with her hobbies knitting, drawing and painting, inspired Jacqueline to start her own business. When the public started to stop her and say "l like what you’re wearing - where did you get it from?" she knew it was time to make the design dream a reality, so she decided to apply for the New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) and complete a business plan. "I just thought ‘Go for it, it’s now or never – Adorrive is open.’"
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he name Adorrive came about organically. “It started life as the process of naming my first knitted art piece, which was submitted to an art competition with the title Arrive. From there I designed photographs on Adobe and just by playing around on the computer I came up with the logo design,” she says. “For me this sums up my design process, and from this we got the name we have today – Adorrive!”
The creative process behind Adorrive’s bespoke designs and the way in which each piece is perfectly tailored to her individual clients is fascinating; it shows an incredible talent and showcases the uniqueness of her brand. “As an artist my creation process involves truly complex and unique personal designs. As I have an eye to look at someone and know their size, I can create clothing to fit their body shape and work my art in the right places. I'm inspired by my own life drawings and paintings in which I abstractly draw how I knit and/or knit how I draw and paint. I just make sure the colours and materials work together, have all the bits in the right places and use my skills to get the fittings right. Ensuring a design is right for a client is a natural, spontaneous process for me, so it’s important that the colours are sustained after washing.”
A sustainable future Jacqueline currently sources all her material locally, from small-scale art and craft outlets, helping to keep the local economy buoyant. “Currently the materials I use are mixtures of quality polyester new wool, cotton wool, silk, and cotton materials,” she says, “but in the future I'm planning to have a regular supplier to ensure the wool I use is more sustainable. My local suppliers know me so well that I feel comfortable to purchase there; they have a very good quality washable stock.”
An exclusive you If you want a truly unique expression of yourself, Adorrive is the only option. You’ll not see anything similar anywhere else. “My wearable knitted art clothing doesn’t follow conventional knitted patterns, just the complexity of my own style of designs. To me knitting is second nature.” Available exclusively online, with size guidelines for clients to order and purchase, you’ll never have to share the style stage.
o what are Adorrive’s hot wool trend tips for winter 2016/spring 2017? “I'm all about layers. My motto is that you should just wear fashion how you like, when you like. No hard and fast rules. With my collection for winter 2016 my wearable art is made for you to wear as a complimentary warm layer. For spring, my collection consists of a lot of cotton and is designed to feel comfortable.”
“Adorrive offers you the consistency of 'complex knitted art' to wear whenever you like! My tip is to embrace a wearable art trend and be individual for winter 2016/spring 2017. There’s no wrong or right way to wear abstract knitwear.”
A new vision for now and always Imagine a brand that never goes out of fashion. According to Jacqueline, her style “is all about texture, combinations of light and dark colours. It’s definitely about individuality, projecting your aura, feeling good and the wow factor.” Adorrive is a timeless, encapsulated you. What could be better? For more about Adorrive and to order your own bespoke design visit Adorrive.co.uk. You can also follow their success story and fashion inspiration on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 25
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Winter positivity... When you see yourself as a beautiful person, when you really feel it and know it deep within, everyone will see it.
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from HORSEBOX to JUICE BAR how did
Tabitha Johnson do it?
“Do something you love. If it fails, at least you went for it.”
Real Life Stories
A deep-seated passion for justice and a real belief in the benefits of a balanced life, these are the raw ingredients that shone through when we talked to Tabitha Johnson, founder of Neigh. A city analyst turned entrepreneur, Tabitha has built her business out of an unlikely combination of raw puddings and a festival horsebox. So how did it come about?
We were really on the rocks and a crowd funding campaign was our only hope
“I'm very lucky to have a boyfriend who listens to my hair-brained schemes and tells me to go for it!”, explains Tabitha. Once her business idea was established, she set about making it happen. “Choosing a name for the business was daunting. Some people are blessed with a sharp wit; catchy, memorable names which perfectly reflect the business ethos just roll from their tongues. But I treated it a bit like the tattoo I'll never have ... could I really like something forever? At the time we were building up our festival presence using the old horsebox as our premises. Neigh reflects our history, our lifestyle focus and a good old sense of humour!” Life as an entrepreneur hasn’t all been ‘happily ever after’ for Tabitha, her first horsebox-turnedjuice bar was stolen in October 2015. “That’s the only time I have ever accepted monetary help,” she says. “We were really on the rocks and a crowd funding
campaign was our only hope. I was overwhelmed by the support we received and it didn't stop there - we now have a whole community of people willing us to build Neigh into something really special.” Practical support from her dad was invaluable when it came to getting Neigh back up and running after the theft: ‘he’s given up two whole springs now, instructing and working on the build of two horseboxes.” Tabitha is passionate in her commitment to providing ‘virtuous’ snacking options, and her biggest frustrations with the food industry arise from the barriers that prevent people from making healthy choices. “I care a lot about wellness and healthy eating for physical and mental health, so there are a couple of injustices I'd like to see addressed. The UK tax system for food is a riddle, and leaving cake tax-free while penalising health foods with the standard rate is nuts - excuse the pun! My real gripe, though, is Sugar is responsible for so with refined sugar many chronic and particularly since reading Sugar autoimmune illnesses
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Blues by William Duffy. Sugar is responsible for so many chronic and autoimmune illnesses, and yet it's too profitable for policy makers or CEOs to behave responsibly around it.” Looking ahead, the future isn’t all going to be plain sailing for Tabitha and Neigh: “We use only organic ingredients in our raw puddings, so increasing import prices following Brexit will undoubtedly provide a challenge” - but Tabitha’s own guiding ethos in building her business is a breath of fresh air. “Do something you love”, she says. “If it fails, at least you went for it.”
Tabitha’s Top ingredients Tabitha shares her secret ingredients for success in life - and puddings! For great tasting treats: “I adore cinnamon, honey and nuts - they turn everything into a treat! I eat them with yogurt, porridge, toast, or just by the fistful.” For a happy life: ”I can’t live without my gorgeous dog Schubert. He keeps me laughing and exploring the outdoors everyday.” For success in business: “My favourite tools are lists and second opinions.”
DID YOU KNOW… Horsebox entrepreneurship is on the rise! Tabitha’s was the latest horsebox conversion to be featured on George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces. Elsewhere in the country, old horse trailers are doing a roaring trade as Pimms bars, gin bars, coffee bars and even as glamping pods. Women in Trade WINTER 2016/17 | December—February 33
Glow from top to toe: winter life hacks to boost your wellbeing By Janey Lee Grace
Glow from top to toe Soapy Skin Kind and natural cleansing for every skin type Avoid harsh soaps: you’d be amazed at how drying conventional soap can be. Look for handmade alternatives that don’t contain sodium laurel sulphates, parabens and synthetic fragrances. I love Soapy Skin, their products are made with ethically sourced natural ingredients from sustainable sources and designed for people with skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis and acne. Goats' Milk Honey Oats Soap from Soapy Skin will soothe, moisturise and protect your skin. ADVERTISEMENT Soapy Skin’s beautiful, handmade products are free from SLS, parabens, EDTA and other harsh chemicals often found in soaps. Guaranteed free from irritants, every Soapy Skin bar is made with only the best natural ingredients including coconut oil, olive oil and shea butter. Their Goats’ Milk soaps are extra special, suitable for use by anyone, they’re particularly beneficial to anyone with dryer skin including sufferers from eczema and psoriasis. Soapy Skin’s Goats’ Milk Honey Oats Soap won the coveted Janey Loves PLATINUM Award in 2016 for natural, eco and organic products. soapyskin.co.uk
Rhythm of Beauty
Immerse yourself in winter botanicals Find your glow: They say you shouldn’t put anything on your skin you can’t eat. If you opt for natural and organic skincare, you’ll be doing just fine. Start in the bath and create your own natural spa, get some organic towels, light a candle and relax with some gorgeous handmade seasonal botanical bath salts from Rhythm of Beauty. ADVERTISEMENT: Rhythm of Beauty translates the secrets of nature into seasonal, holistic and living skincare products that work with your body. Their Winter Botanical Bath Salts are warming and therapeutic, made with Himalayan rock salts, organic almond oil, frankincense oil, hellebore rose, olive blossom, winter pansy and shell elixir. Add a handful to your bath water to aid deep relaxation and restore chi to the kidney and bladder meridians. £20/200ml
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globalsoul Empowerment jewellery to feed your soul Have you ever thought of wearing jewellery for the soul? The Chi collection from globalsoulchi can help you connect to your divine inner heart through its symbolic meanings, messages and meditations. Each piece is designed to raise your consciousness to the high vibration of love whilst empowering you to live an ADVERTISEMENT Set yourself free with the unique Chi jewellery collection from globalsoulchi. Rich in symbolic meaning, each one of these sterling silver pendants, bracelets and charms is invoked with divine energy. They are chic, timeless pieces that will awaken your senses and connect you with your innermost self. Each one is lovingly crafted in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. Collect and wear them; unlock your spiritual doorway and create your own story! globalsoulchi.com
Glow from top to toe Samol Herbal Anoint your hair with the power of herbs While you’re bathing, it’s a good idea to treat your hair too. Avoid harsh shampoos and nourish the hair and scalp with Herbal Hair and Scalp Oil from SAMOL. Their unique recipe contains ageold Unani (ancient Greek) remedies to provide essential nutrients in a powerful blend of luxurious natural herbs and organic cold pressed oils. You only need around eight drops; massage it into your scalp then wrap your hair in a towel and leave overnight. Everything will be silky soft when you wash it through the next morning.
ADVERTISEMENT Banish bad hair days forever with Herbal Hair and Scalp Oil from SAMOL. Their ancient recipe has stood the test of time inspired by ancient healing practices that date back to Hippocrates. SAMOL Herbal Hair and Scalp Oil is a clinically tested alternative to synthetic modern hair treatments. Free from parabens, sodium lauryl sulphate, petrochemicals, phthalates, fragrances and dyes, SAMOL’s product contains a unique combination of 17 natural oils, herbs and vitamins that will refresh and enliven your hair, adding shine and lustre whilst preventing breakage and greying. samolherbal.com
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Glow from Top to Toe
Get the WINTER BUZZ
Live Wheatgrass Boost your immunity Eat lots of fresh fruit and veg - and channel the goodness straight to the cells by investing in a juicer. When you’ve partied too hard and overdone it, there’s no better way to kick-start your diet than with a Detox Juice programme, delivered direct from Live Wheatgrass. livewheatgrass.co.uk
Glow from top to toe Conscious Skincare Give your skin the nourishment it truly deserves Treat yourself to an Indulgent Organic Mini Spa Set from Conscious Skincare; this includes body polish and body wash, bath soak and body butter, plus lotion or oil for moisturising. conscious-skincare.com
Chuckling Goat A healthy balance of good bacteria in your gut I really do believe that good immunity starts with the gut, and it’s important to ensure that our guts remain well populated with the ‘good guys’ – good bacteria, that is. You may already be aware of the importance of replacing probiotics after a course of antibiotics, but prevention is better than cure - so, in addition to eating a nutrient rich diet, a great way to boost immunity is by drinking Goats Milk Kefir from Chuckling Goat. chucklinggoat.co.uk
Glow from top to toe Remember to laugh a lot! So, hopefully you’ve been inspired to make some changes in your personal care products, and you will soon be reaping the benefits of living life a little more simply. Now, there’s only one important thing left to do to complete your wellbeing this winter, remember to laugh a lot! It’s proven that the happier you are, the stronger your immunity will become. Make sure the winter months are packed with cuddles and fun; snuggle up on freezing cold days with your favourite comedy movies and your family around you – laughter is the best medicine! Janey Lee Grace is the author of five best-selling books including Look Great Naturally … Without Ditching the Lipstick (Hay House) and runs the recommendations site imperfectlynatural.com 36
A healthy dose of vitamin A to support your vision, and vitamin C to maintain elasticity of the skin.
2 sweet potatoes 3 apples (stalks removed) ½ tsp ground cinnamon pinch of ground nutmeg
A DIY version of the Sweet Potato Pie in the PLENISH cold-pressed range. Although it tastes like a naughty sweet potato pie, this provides a healthy dose of vitamin A and C; in fact your entire Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) in one glass! It’s also incredibly satisfying and can be used as a meal replacement.
Recipe and image taken from PLENISH by Kara M. L. Rosen Published by Octopus Publishing Group
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Published on Dec 7, 2016
PREVIEW COPY We’re on a quest for truth in this winter issue of Women in Trade magazine. In a world that is constantly changing, we’re explo...