I have a confession to share. When I need to catch up with my clever friends at Pinks Boutique, we always meet for afternoon tea in the most captivating surroundings we can uncover. This time we decided on the keeper of all things English, eclectic and one of a kind – the one and only incomparable Liberty, lured by the promise of well-executed organic patisserie and rare teas in the most inspiring surroundings.
People who appreciate the pleasure and time-honoured ritual of jumping off the merry go round of life and taking time for tea are usually fascinating, well-travelled and very good company; and Kirstie and Luke are just such people. I particularly enjoy hearing about their travels through Japan, Thailand, Tibet and Indonesia in search of the magical ingredients that go into Kirstie’s formulations.
So the stage is set for a magnificent teatime spread of plump, pale golden organic scones, with thick strawberry jam that really tasted of darkly ripe strawberries, Devon clotted cream and a carrot cake that Luke pronounced ‘very good indeed’; but added sagely, ‘ you should never judge a book by its cover’, as it tasted better than it looked. The tea of choice? – Lemon Verbena to revitalise and uplift.
Then, talk turned to the latest editions to the Pinks repertoire. What makes Pinks stand out head and shoulders above the organic beauty crowd is the wonderful alchemy, attention to detail and passion that that goes into this sensuous, handmade British range.
The finest organic essential oils, flowers and plant extracts are carefully blended to perfection to work their magic on restoring balance to the skin and mind using inspiration from the ancient rituals of the east. The collection is a sensory treat, and as you will know from my previous reports, highly effective.
Coming soon – a wonderfully gentle Cleanse and Nourish Eye Makeup Remover. This product is so new, we were still talking about names over tea! The star ingredient is organic sesame oil, and I love the clever two step approach. The first step is to sweep away all traces of eye makeup. The second is to shake the bottle, and reapply for a burst of gentle hydration to the delicate eye area. My other great discovery this summer is the Pinks Sugar Body Scrub. Firstly, it smells like tangy lemon sherbert and I want to eat it! Unlike other, harsher body scrubs, this one leaves skin silken, polished and dewy without scratching. This is the perfect pampering product to use before baring all in the siren red bikini you couldn’t resist in the sales. No wonder it received a commendation in the UK Beauty Awards from Natural Health Magazine for 2010.
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