S.O.S (Save Our Skin)EMERGENCY KIT on its way to you… 

EVER, got to someone’s house or hotel and realised your whole make up bag and creams have been left at home? I have.  In an attempt to be stream-lined, I’d caused myself the possibility of being very lined.

I was young and just married, the 1st time, my new husband and I went to stay at a wonderful hotel for just one night. We were visiting a very important client of his the next day so I wanted to make sure I didn’t let the side down, I would look my best.

I’d planned my clothes to a tee including night wear, we had saved for out night away and our adventure, our honeymoon had been a caravan lent to me by a customer of mine.

The hotel was special and it had a Valentine dinner night, a pool too.

So after throwing our bags in the room off we went for a dip.

It was swim/sauna/jacuzzi, working 7 days a week as a mobile beauty therapist didn’t leave me much time for myself, I was having a great time. Grabbing my robe and racing to the room so know-one could see the black mascara running down my checks from the leisure complex activities into the shower and just tried to grab shampoo, no, can’t find it, ok I’ll use the hotels, it can’t be that bad.

I’ll cleanse and cream my face when I get out, I THOUGHT!!

The shampoo left much to be desired, my hair which was down to my bottom did not take kindly to the watery conditioner and straw-making shampoo.

Better leave it to dry naturally.

Where’s my cleansing and moisturising kit. NO WHERE TO BE SEEN…

Ok… I’ll get the black mascara off with the hotels soap… mistake!.

I’ll cover my up my now red blotchy face with make-up.

Yes… you guessed it I’d forgot that too.

My weekend was ruined. I looked like a fuzzy, piggy eyed, blotchy faced, spindly monster ( I was thin then)

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We ate in the room.

Next morning I attempted to use the food for make up, carrots to give me some colour, Ash to make-up my eyes, darker and tomato sauce to give my lips colour.

I WAITED IN THE CAR WHEN HE VISITED HIS VERY IMPORTANT CUSTOMER, saying I was sick, well I was sick, sick to death of having my night away ruined.

The customers lovely wife popped out to see if I was ok, which forced me to say I was feeling better. I had to sit inside having lunch, she probably had never seen such an ugly girl in all her life I thought.

It turned out OK and we all had a laugh about it. She even asked me if I wanted to go into her garden to have a cigarette, must have been the ash on my eyes smelling.

I can really laugh about this now. This is the reason I make all my products in travel kits of all sizes so know one ever has to feel like I did.

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The SOS emergency kit is a one nighter, with everything you need to cleanse moisturise and treat your skin. The anti-ageing and conditioning results should stay for 7 days at least, so it’s also good to try extra products you have not used before.

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debs

Where did the idea for EllaJane Skinwipes come from….?

Hiding wipes, that was the first sign my daughter had her own mind, well at 13 years old sneaking face wipes into a super drug basket was her own mind. I however wasn’t having any of it.

I sound mean don’t I?, even to me I sounded harsh, until you know that one of my customers had a very bad skin cancer scare from using face wipes and sun-beds. The dermatologist had said her skin had ulcerated due to ineffectual cleaning.

That was not going to happen to my daughter, so at 14 years she kept begging me to let her buy the offending items. Or if not… would I make them, all her friends had them so why could she not buy some.

By the time she was 15 and more pestering I said I have not got time too, why don’t you make them? I thought she would say I can’t, and then give up.

Well a few people now have got glimpses of my amazing daughter and her single mindedness, she enlisted my help of course but we went about making wipes that I would actually let her use.

All through the summer we negotiated organic high quality Cotton, that was slightly abrasive and of course none of the toxins found in the usual cheaper variety.

To enhance the exfoliation and anti-ageing too apple pectin organic lotion was used and tha Cool cleansing and oil balancing of the herb peppermint completed my daughters wipes.

We used samples ourselves and tried methods of cleansing with and combining with other lotions. We noticed very quickly both our skin was improving. Ella had dry skin but it was still appearing clearer and I had oil / spot prone skin, usually if I did not look after it that cleared too. Fine lines looked less.

My daughter had done such a great job even the packaging was biodegradable. We then ran out of our testing samples and we felt bereaved so Ella and I both wanted more. Good sign, we could not now live without using them, not to mention I now had perfect white towls with no make up stains to go with my fresh skin.

Happy mom, clever daughter and a major client following. We sent samples out to customers and to my amazement 100% loved them!

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You should always get one whose perhaps not keen on wipes but the versatility proved popular with our loyal following.

The packaging Ella had her ideas, and the logo is her signature.

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I’m bursting with pride so I helped to get her Twitter going @heavenellajane.

And then we did the launch party

I’ll help with that…

100 perhaps? … 750 people arrived and 150 were celeb’s and footballers even Catherine tyldesley and Binky and Louise were there loving the fact Ella at 15 had created these that everyone loved…

This is the launch night

When I was 14 … 

…I travelled to Africa and stayed in a house in what was then Rhodesia, it’s now Zimbabwe. The lady I stayed with was a friend of my dads (my dad had lots of attractive friends), the room was the prettiest i’d ever been in with co-ordinated tissue boxes and beautiful bottles and the most wonderful smelling hand & body wash, that had been left for me to use sat upon top of white towels with appliqué flowers. The scent in the air, the body wash and the creams this pretty lady had left for me have stayed in my memory, even now I can close my eyes and return to that room and fragrances.

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I have taken these memories of then mixed them with my clients ideas of how important a great caressing wash is with a nourishing beautiful body cream that’s strong enough to stop the dryness of the most house-proud hands.

What does it smell like, crushed grapefruit, afternoon tea, limes and a bit of rose.

Here are a few Hotels that love #heavenafternoontea wash and creams so much they bought it for their businesses…

The Crown at Wergs

The ABaC hotel, Barcelona

The Mount Hotel, Tettenhall Wood

The Genting, Resorts world 

I’ve put up only a few of my fave’s

 

If you walk into a bathroom of the best restaurant or hotel and don’t find Heaven, you soon will!

Afternoon Tea & bathroom sink

 

Now for you…

…for one week only, I’m offering you the chance to WOW your guests as I was in Africa,  with my Heaven Afternoon Tea Body & Hand Wash and Cream sets with your purchase of my products.

Now Karen (she’s my general manager) said; “we are very low on stock, why are you doing this?”

…well I’m impulsive and just wanted to for you all to share the same type of memory just from the scent of a fab product, I know that you will all be pleased.

Lots of love.

Hope your visitors are impressed too!

My diary part two 

After flying back from Belfast, I had to pop into work to check in with Lauren, she helps me with the social media (spelling), sending off of products and competitions, joint effort actually.

AND check on manufacture, this is the Chamomile Desensitising Hydrogel, it’s fab, I made it with my own fair hands.

Plumping dehydrated skin and calming redness, all in a toning gel.

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You can request a Chamomile Hydrogel in your bag if you wish.

Next was my last minute organisation for the London Gold Bee Venom and the new BeePeel press event! Or should I say celebrity PR event…

 

Gail Porter

My super cleansing routine helped and I do have some #londonlashandbrow on.

Sam came with Chloe and I really did have a nice time chatting to them. 

Claire here was saying she may like to take these home. Lol

A massive thank you to The Can Group this is the very beautiful Claire Powell she, Robin and Fellicity worked really hard to get the venue perfect. It was Beach Blanket Babylon I so loved that place, the food was amazing and the drinks were just ‘lush’ is all I can say.

Professional Beauty editor enjoying a glass of champagne.

You may recognise my friend Caroline Boydell and Sophia smith. There were a few paps after her.

Here’s me looking like the cat that got the cream

Well, it was so nice of these two lovely ladies to join me. Anthea & Lizzie Gold Bee Venom does entice.

This is Julie and Ruth they work for Heaven in Dubai and down in Essex, they are experts at #londonlashandbrow fun and brilliant people.


Roxanne Pallet, Sam Callahan & Chloe Paige

Everyone loves these new Exclusive Travel Kits. 

These were part of the Heaven Celebrity goody bags

A fabulous party, and a good time was had by all, all were heading home with Heavenly treats.

Debs x

This weeks diary part one

Well, busy again but fun though.

I had an absolutely amazing time at the Queens Birthday known as the Trouping of the Colours. One of my highlights was the red arrows.

Preparing my skin was a priority as well as getting my outfit right.

I was working in London on the Friday before, so staying the night in my usual place the Langham it’s like my second home. I have designed a range of #travelbeautykits for people on the go and for myself too. Ones that can get through airport customs.

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I took this one because the Divine Cream would give me extra firmness for the next day…

So I cleansed with one of the Long Weekenders New Edition Cleansing Cream, followed by the Orange Flower Cell Renewal Hydrogel.

I have the New BeePeel® but I had put fresh fake tan so I didn’t use it again.

So to keep the tan extra bronzed (feeling really happy with my skin) I used my Honey, Silk Skin BeeBee Cream as foundation it stops me looking old and dry looking and gives me a factor 20 protection in the sun, so I don’t burn but a slight healthy glow can get through.


This is me and Mr, we were guests.

He’s very shy so we won’t tell him I’ve popped him in my blog eh😉

From there I had to fly to #PBBelfast with my Travel kit which I carried onto the plane, last time I went and lost my luggage, so this time I took no chances. Mr. Took my big case home and I had cabin bag to fly with.

After dehydrating in the sun (no champers), I needed some intensive line plumping and rehydration Age Cream Defiance Cream & Bee Venom Mask plus the LIA Oil Serum really made my night relaxing and my skin luminous. Well that’s what I was told!

Duncan came too and was very helpful, this was his travel Exclusive Mens Travel Kit on the stand at #PBbelfast

Loved meeting all our stockists and some new ones who signed up.

Then 24 hours after arriving back in a plane home.

Look out for our Vip Celebrity Event coming up in part 2 of my diary…

Love Deb x

Stress Showing on your Skin?

Spots are associated with young skin, often blamed on an over production of oil due to your age, but what if the spots are due to an over production of oil because you’re stressed, and by the time the spots have gone the wrinkles have started to appear?! #NIGHTMARE.

Young people are under more stress today, than ever before. Millennial’s are the first generation that have to live life under a social media microscope. And this involves working towards getting the best mark on your exams to get a great career, keeping up with your friends; usually late a night, and your family, having the perfect boyfriend/girlfriend and documenting it all online on social media to show everyone how in control you are and what a wonderful time your having. And you’re pioneering this unchartered path marvellously! I take my hat off to you, I really do.

But what happens when that Snapchat filter lets you down, and you realise that, you, the subject of the photo, needs a little more me time?

 

 

Stress is the greatest, slow-burning killer of great skin. But you’re trying your best, right? You’re keeping up with your studies, you’re going out with your friends, and you call your Mom at least once a week. So what if you forget to eat? Or take your make-up off before bed? The spots will go, right?

When you’re stressed you release the adrenaline hormone cortisol, and this is a great evolutionary response that we humans developed. This magic hormone gives us magic super powers to fight the lion or get the hell away as fast as we can! It’s called the Fight or Flight response, but you knew that, and it’s a good thing, as I said it gives us magic powers and it encourages our bodies to heal, if that pesky lion bit us…

The thing is, we rarely bump into lions anymore, (unless of course you’re on a fabulous gap year in South Africa, changing the world) and we rarely just get up and run away, no matter how much we’d like to sometimes. So what happens to all this cortisol surging through our blood vessels? Not a lot, it stays there, and because we can’t fight or ‘flight’ we become nervous, over-reactive, tense. And this subsequently causes an over production of oil in the skin, thus causing spots. See where I’m going with this?

Of course the spots will go, eventually, but what if you didn’t have to suffer them in the first place?

 

 

I created Heaven Skincare to heal the skin using natural remedies from days gone by, but the healing properties remain the same. The biggest mistake people make with spotty skin is to try and remove the oil from the skin, thinking if we dry it out a bit my skin will get better… This is counter-productive because in response to removing the oil, the skin produces more oil. The body is in homeostasis, right? In perfect balance with all kinds of negative feedback systems, so how do we stop the spots?! We add more oil, more good, natural oils. I said the body was in homeostasis, right? So by adding more oil we gently encourage the skins over production to cease.

30ml Aries Youthful Moisturiser

Start with the Hydro Cleansing Milk (from £10.00) which uses organic rosemary oil to remove dirt and debris from the skins surface, it contains jojoba oil, which has the most similar structure to oil naturally found in the epidermis, it contains lavender to soothe redness and tea tree oil to kill bacteria. Follow the cleanse with Peppermint Clarifying Hydrogel (from £10.00) which is a cooling and soothing gel, that contains peppermint oil to help balance the oil production in the skin, so where you’re dry more oil is encouraged, but where you’re oily the production is reduced. The moisturiser recommended is the Youthful Moisturiser (from £10.00), which contains organic frankincense oil to preserve your lovely youthful cells. The complexion is left bright, clear and dewy. Who needs a snapchat filter now?

Sun, sea, sand and HOW TO AVOID ageing and still get a healthy glow.

Most sun care & after sun creams, (all maybe) calm heat & moisturise and that’s it!!!

Heaven After Soother instantly neutralises the burn. An extreme intensity support program for your skin. Hot weather can be so damaging to your skin, so use a product that on contact with the skin changes red to brown by healing the tissue. 

After Soother was the first ever product I made… It’s special and has not changed.

When applied to a burn it completely stops it carrying on ‘cooking your skin’.

Have you ever noticed you go a little red after being in sun and as the evening goes on you get hotter,  redder and then very sore. This is the skin carrying on cooking. 

AFTER SOOTHERS complex formulae stops this chain reaction that can be so damaging to the skin. You see a burn is actually a scar of sorts that needs actual minuet medical attention to stop this scaring, pigment damage, crepe skin, break down of connective tissue & lines.  

This creamy organic lotion made with British Lavender, silk protein & tea tree oil, heals the skin tissue changing… DAMAGE TO DELIGHT! so you get a lovely even tan with less or no lines.

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Tip: You can also apply pre-sun care to help ward of mosquitos and pre-prep skin as it gently tans.

A4-After-Soother-posterSo remember a tan is a burn so treat it with respect and it won’t harm you.

 

Silk Skin BeeBee Creams. Factor 20.

Looking great on the beach and get protected. 

I chose this factor 20 so you can get a glow in the sun and look good while doing so.

Our BeeBee Creams are a wondrous invention. I made them for me so I looked younger, fresher and line free.

 Does it work?

I can throw my BeeBee Cream on and I look younger instantly, it gives me a fresh look, if I’m short of time I use it on its own (or a bit on the lazy side) I know that my skin has bee venom to relax my over enthusiastic expressions, with hyaluronic skin plumper system to fill my lines and a feeding system, all with colour.

I just love the look it gives me. 

Silk Skin BeeBee Creams benefits:

• Moisturiser that tints your skin • Anti-ageing • Hydrates fine lines and wrinkles

• Contains silk which makes the skin soft • Available in 3 tints • Contacts 4% DSA

• Achieves a natural colour • Sun protection factor 20 • Not a talc make-up • Firming

• Make-up you can go to bed in • Contains hyaluronic acid and bee venom

• Has the same basis of Age Defiance Cream • Helps repair spots.

BB Creams and colours

It’s also a unisex product, due to it’s light non heavy appearance that blends so well with the skin, my creative Duncan told me “You know I have sensitive skin especially after shaving Debs, well I have tried the BeeBee Cream after I have shaved when I haven’t had the Sensitive Close Shave Cream with me, well it has a tint that hides the redness, it moisturises my face and I can feel the heat reducing, it really does heal”.

I said… ‘there you go, it Hides & Heals’.

TIP:

If you want heavier coverage without looking older and caked, I mix my foundation with my BEEBEE Cream.

Try out these summer essential products at www.heavenskincare.com.

You really won’t regret buying them.

 

Thanks for reading

Deb x

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