Pretty Good Thinking: 2015 round-up

I hope to have inspired more than a few readers to go natural and organic with their personal care.

It has been a terrific year of discovery for Pretty Good Thinking and I hope to have inspired more than a few readers to go natural and organic with their personal care.

beautyIt isn’t surprising that Brighton leads the way, because we have a tendency to make independent choices here.

Changing up isn’t just cosmetic. It needn’t be expensive, either; try some free drop-in talks at Brighton Health and Wellbeing Centre or affordable classes with Naturopath Rani Louise. There are plenty of useful tips to follow in Charlotte Watts’ De-Stress Diet book, too.

Hydration, movement and exercise is key to overall beauty. For those dawdling at the wistful stage of making resolutions for January, Sue Bradley runs sessions on movement and yoga for digestion, weight loss and stress reduction. Sue’s ‘Eating Psychology Yoga’ is the smart option for busy multi-taskers hoping to contemplate on the move for lasting results. What i like about Mind-Body Nutrition is the guided insight and support to help you to identify the thoughts, feelings and beliefs that impact on individual metabolic health.

I’ve covered numerous lovely cleansers, facial oils, and moisturisers this year. Skin sensitivities are rarely triggered if you keep it natural; Pure Potions really helped me with psoriasis. In perfume, we flagged great organic scents by Melvita and Eden Perfumes, plus standouts for men and women by Nancy Meiland (Aquilaria) and Mr Masey (Number Six). It isn’t diehard organic and natural all of the time, and performance always counts. Some readers want to enhance their blonde hair colour or experiment with longer hair extensions, so we covered these topics with help from Cove Hair.

A mascara feature is still blinking its way into the new year, and I will explore dental health products a bit more too. We will sample more of the best salon services, and pass on tips from the experts for you to try at home. Nails and brows are still very big, and M.A.C in Brighton is also bigger in East Street. You can only buy the vivid tomato Von Teese matte lipstick online for £17.

I’ve enjoyed it twice so far (the limited edition is more naughty than natural), and I’m pleased to report that Dita has made it very effective for mistletoe mischief. Happy Christmas everyone!