New Year, New You
After a long and over-indulgent festive season your body is simply yearning for some much-deserved TLC. Thankfully, a burgeoning global demand for all things wholesome means there’s a barrage of ultra-chic, aura-restoring products on the market today, so here we round up our favourite allies on the long and arduous road to the New You. Katy Potts Mixety Matchety Vintage Tea Sets
First things first – there are few post-party maladies a good cuppa won’t fix, so when New Year’s Day rolls around we say trade in the bottle of vintage Dom (yes, really) for a gorgeous Katy Potts tea set. The 12 and 14 piece sets comprise “carefully mismatched” and simply stunning vintage Staffordshire china pieces, so when you’re woefully sipping your English Breakfast or, for the advanced detoxer, herbal tea, you’ll marvel at their beauty rather than bemoan your boredom. Got your tea – now all you need is sympathy!
Assorted sets and prices, http://www.katypotts.com Rodial Bee Venom Moisturiser
Next stop – your day-after dial. Dull skin is the mortal enemy of the seasoned cleanser, so investing in an epic dermal revitaliser is a must for anyone on the road to rejuvenation. And who better to get on your side than Rodial, the UK brand behind the cult Bee Venom product range. Containing the naturally plumping venom agent (think about what happens after a bee sting..?) as well as plant stem cells, the moisturiser improved hydration in 98% of clinical trials, and texture and firmness in 76% and 68% respectively. With this in your New Year rotation, the New You won’t stay hidden for long!
GBP150, http://www.rodial.co.uk 'Oh She Glows' Cookbook
It’s no secret that the easiest and most effective way to achieve good looks on the outside is by taking care of yourself on the inside, and while honey-glazed ham, mulled wine and Christmas pudding might be darn tasty, they aren’t exactly the key to internal bliss. Prominent vegan food blogger Angela Liddon began posting about her uber-healthy yet wildly flavoursome culinary creations 5 years ago, and more than 100 of them will feature in her Oh She Glows cookbook scheduled to hit shelves this coming March. If you can’t wait that long to start glowing, we also like Gwyneth Paltrow’s bestselling It’s All Good cookbook, packed with feel-good recipes you won’t get the guilts over.
ohsheglows.com, http://www.amazon.com Bugatti Vela Food Blender in Chrome
The final piece of the body overhaul puzzle hasn’t traditionally been a sexy one – until now, that is. The humble blender, a.k.a your gateway to diet shakes, cleansing soups, healthy homemade sauces and fat-free dressings, used to be more Julia Child than Julia Roberts, but the Bugatti Vela blender has gone and turned that idea to pulp! The sleek design with chrome base and reinforced glass jar can blend up to 1.5L of green goodness (not to mention a mean margarita – but that’s for another LUXE round up!), all while looking totally glam on your kitchen counter. Pulse it!