drawstring_bag_curler_rollers_milk_shake_volumisertter has been used by Africans for thousands of years, and has unique nourishing properties which help skin retain its brill








jane iredale offers the gift of glam for Mother’s Day


image006jane iredale is offering the gift of glam for Mother’s Day with a gorgeous set of make-up goodies that will bring a flush to her cheeks and put a rosy smile on her face.


The pretty teal and pink box, adorned with an I Love You icon, slides open to reveal a selection of cosmetics that mums will love to use to enhance eyes, lips and cheeks.  The collection includes a long-lasting Lip Fixation lip stain and gloss duo, a Champagne Silk Eye Gloss, Bronze-A-Go-Go – travel-size bronzer in a mirror compact and protective quilted pouch, and a Deluxe Longest Lash Mascara sample.


Like all mineral cosmetics by jane iredale, the products are made without fillers, perfume, chemical dyes or preservatives – to give flawless, long-lasting coverage with minimal product application.


The gift box retails at £39.95.  For more information about the jane iredale range, visit www.janeiredale.com or call iiaa on 020 8 450 2020.



Shhh…Shea butter. Ghana’s best kept Fairtrade beauty secret

Raw_Shea_Million_Box_Open_w Spatulabutter has been used by Africans for thousands of years, and has unique nourishing properties which help skin retain its brilliance and elasticity, making it feel almost ten years younger!

Renowned for its health benefits, shea butter actually encourages skin to absorb moisture from the air ensuring that your skin becomes softer and stays moisturised for longer.

Naturally containing vitamin A and E, F, minerals, proteins and fatty acid profile, regular shea butter users notice they have softer, smoother, healthier skin. This could be because Vitamin A is important for improving a number of skins conditions, including, blemishes, wrinkles, eczema and dermatitis and Vitamin E is a common anti-ageing ingredient that protects your skin.  It can also be used to soothe a long list of skin conditions including eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, minor skin irritations, stretch marks, burns bites, fungal infections and scarring.

But shea butter also boasts other transformative properties: it has the ability to dramatically change the lives of the impoverished African women who grow the nuts and extract the natural, ivory-coloured fatty butter. For this reason shea butter is locally known as ‘women’s gold’.  More information from www.akomaskincare.co.uk and www.fairtrade.org.uk/beauty