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FOR A MERRY XMAS....
Back to school, chilly days, evenings getting shorter...Autumn has arrived and (it seems just in time) so have our hats!
On a bright Summer's morning a few months ago, we were really privileged to work with amazing photographer Julia Bostock, super-cool stylist Ashlyn Gibson from olivelovesalfie and make up artist Suzie Love, at Julia's calm and inspirational studio in Norfolk. We were shooting our hats and blankets, not the best time of year for woolies you would imagine, but the light was amazing and the models were adorable!
It's always really exciting being on set. The buzz of everyone bouncing around ideas and seeing those initial designs sketched on paper finally coming alive is fantastic. Working with such creative people is inspiring and fun and watching it all come together after much careful planning just makes those sleepless nights worth while!
The models were fantastic too, some of them hadn't been on too many shoots before but they were amazing and actual did what they were asked, something I definitely struggle with getting my own kids to do!!
We thought we'd share some images from behind the scenes with you....
If you think your child has what it takes to be in the next Lala & Bea shoot, then sent a few images of them, including head shot and a full body shot along with their name and age to firstname.lastname@example.org
Can't wait for the next one!!
Take a look at the amazing properties of Rosehip oil to see why we we so keen to use it in our nourish oil and nourish balm....
Rosehip is an amazing oil, packed with lots of natural goodness and has a number of benefits including the prevention and reduction of stretch marks, new scars and old scars (including chickenpox scars); rehydrating the skin; reducing acne scaring, wrinkles, age spots and repairing damaged skin cells. All great reasons we chose to use it in our nourish oil and nourish balm!
Rosehip is rich in Vitamin C, which is not only healing for the skin but is also a key ingredient in anti-aging products helping to boost collagen production and brightening the skin. Rosehip also contains Vitamin E which is very nutritious and also an antioxidant, which prevents the propagation of free radicals in the skin.
Stretch marks: because Rosehip oil is one of the few natural oils safe to use in pregnancy it's ideal to use on a growing belly and beyond pregnancy it's key in minimising the appearance of stretch marks and other scars. It's great at optimising healthy regeneration of skin cells and softening and smoothing scar tissue.
Ageing: the healing and repairing properties of Rosehip oil, coupled with Vitamin C can really benefit dry and mature skin. Using products which contain organic and natural ingredients are great help work against the ageing process the natural way as the continual use of products containing chemicals can in the long run add to the appearance of ageing on the skin. Rosehip oil is rich in linoleic and linolenic acids, which are important skin nutrients.
Naturally relaxing: using Rosehip oil in massage and bath products helps to moisturise the skin and relax and rejuvenate the body.
Itching: Rosehip can provide significant relief to itchy and inflamed skin associated with eczema and even ease the tight itchy sensation of over exposure to the sun and sunburn (only use once it stops feeling hot), so it's an ideal way for your skin to heal and repair naturally. It's known to rehydrate the skin, so used within a moisturising product it allows the skin to stay hydrated and have longer exposure to the Rosehip oil, in turn lessening the inflammation and aiding relief from discomfort.
ORGANIC NOURISH BALM - £16.50
ORGANIC NOURiSH OIL - £14.50
Disclaimer: The information provided is for personal information and interest. It is not intended to offer a medicinal treatment for any condition. Please seek medical advise from your GP if you have health concerns or skin conditions.