If it’s guaranteed to make me look like I’ve had a full night's sleep and a two-week honeymoon in Bali, sans obligation, I’m taking it. Whilst being in the throes of pre-Christmas chaos, school Christmas plays and developing our next wave of products for you (so exciting!), I'm (virtually) throwing open the doors to my home and showing you exactly what I’m taking, and when, and why, this Christmas.
If it’s guaranteed to make me look like I’ve had a full night's sleep and a two-week honeymoon in Bali, sans obligation, I’m taking it.
IN MY KITCHEN
This is the heartbeat of my home. With three hungry children and an even hungrier choc labrador called Charlie Brown, I’m in here. A lot. Cooking, cleaning, monitoring homework (and spills), this is where we spend a lot of time.
It’s become a bit of a ritual for our mornings: Light the incense, put on a zen playlist, and warm up some milk. Try cashew milk, it hits the spot every single time! Whisk in the matcha, add in the Miracle Collagen and it's the most perfect way to start the day.
- Miracle Collagen
- Beauty Renewal
- Raw honey
Clinically proven bioactive collagen peptides are what make our Miracle Collagen the best you can get. Based on 10 years of Research and Development, and a unique molecular weight it’s done absolute wonders for my 40-year-old face and brittle, dry hair. Trust me, it’s a miracle. I add it to my matcha, tea or coffee daily. Life just is not the same without it.
Based on 10 years of Research and Development, and a unique molecular weight it’s done absolute wonders for my 40-year-old face and brittle, dry hair.
High in antioxidants, slightly bitter (I have mine with honey) and just a little bit special, this is one I have daily. I try various brands and have started getting a ceremonial grade one - brighter green colour and apparently more antioxidants.
This is absolutely part of my anti-bloating/digestion-helping super drink that has saved my gut many a time. I created it with our team of microbiologists when I was deep in the throes of my gut health autoimmune condition flaring up and it was an absolute game changer.
With multi-strain probiotics and around 6 billion per serve it's great for your gut and tastes like a summer day. I have mine daily before dinner, after work and sometimes at lunch time too.
With multi-strain probiotics and around 6 billion per serve it's great for your gut and tastes like a summer day.
Packed with beneficial enzymes, this is nature's beauty food and also nature's candy. I have a big spoon in my daily matcha, and more if I feel I need a hit of enzymes to carry me through the day.
Just try a local, raw variety, and start to experiment with different flavours. I love a rich deep type like jelly bush.
Tip: You can also use this as a face mask with the matcha and Miracle Collagen! Win - win.
ON MY BEDSIDE TABLE
Ahhh the quiet of the night when it's just the dark and stillness. I love this time of the day. On my bedside you will always find four things:
On my bedside you will always find four things.
- Lavender Oil
- Botanical Encyclopedia of Plants
- Collagen Lips
- Collagen serum
- Palo Santo
Our oil for intimacy and pleasure. My husband and I use it, well, when we need it.
Perfect for unwinding even the most stressed out nervous system (hello, me!), a few drops to my neck and wrists and on my pillow lulls me into a rested state.
I love my plant encyclopedia - it works to both indulge my love for the plant kingdom and also is “encyclopedic” enough to get me into a sleepy state.
It’s our treatment/mask/balm, and lip treatment rolled into a chic pot of black. Seriously. It’s become one of our IMBIBE bestsellers because it works. Plumping and hydrating the lips with zero nasties, zero down time. It's all of the good, none of the bad. If you have a gift to give someone, and you are not sure what they will love, trust me, they will love this.
It’s become one of our IMBIBE bestsellers because it works. Plumping and hydrating the lips with zero nasties, zero down time. It's all of the good, none of the bad.
IN MY BATHROOM
If you didn’t know I was a beauty researcher, skin-health-obsessor and product developer, but walked into my bathroom, you would know. It’s always overflowing with little white pots of products my team of organic cosmetic chemists and I are working on. It takes us on average two years to get you a product, so the testing in my bathroom is very real.
It takes us on average two years to get you a product, so the testing in my bathroom is very real.
A daily collagen massage for your face, from the convenience and ease of your own bathroom, this is my beloved product that is guaranteed to take my morning-puffy face from blah to whoa in a few minutes.
I choose a zinc based (physical, not chemical) sunscreen that I use in the AM. I've only started using a daily sunscreen in the last 2 years - turning 40 was a turning point for me! I get a sheer tinted SPF that doubles as some light coverage.
A day without a plumping serum is like a day without water. We developed our Collagen Restore jelly-serum to tackle the demands of dull, lacklustre and plump-less skin, and it works absolute magic.
We developed our Collagen Restore jelly-serum to tackle the demands of dull, lacklustre and plump-less skin, and it works absolute magic.
I layer several pumps onto my face morning and night and it takes my skin from dull to dewy in a few minutes. Not only that it provides sustained long term hydration with the clever addition of hyaluronic acid, seaweed and cucumber fruit extract. Certified organic and intensely hydrating, it's one every woman needs in her cupboard.
I like to light palo santo as I am winding down for the night. It helps to anchor me into the evening ritual, and turns into a little mindful meditation as I light it and blow it out. I get it from your local health food store.