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      Celebrity Facialist and Beauty Product Inventor Tibby Olivier on Beauty Anti-Ageing

      Celebrity Facialist and Beauty Product Inventor Tibby Olivier on Beauty Anti-Ageing

      Celebrity Facialist and beauty product inventor Tibby Olivier on beauty anti-ageing and the product that changed her relationship with her eyes.

      Having just turned 50 this year yikes! My left eyelid has been a concern to me since my mid twenties, fretting that my left eyelid just doesn't fold as nicely as the right, looks lower, older, I wasted years fretting. Before I realised my main problem is asymmetry. ‘Having asymmetrical brows isn’t uncommon. It’s because we use one side of our face more than the other,’ I'd say. 'I've spent 50 years raising my right brow more than the left.’

      Normal facial asymmetry can make one eye appear higher or lower than the other. Sometimes it's not uneven eyes, but uneven eyebrows or the shape of your nose making your eyes appear uneven. Ageing is also a common cause of facial asymmetry. As I hit my late twenties this was my obsession. I stared at that eyelid and brow, had every cream, treatment, facials, nothing seems to perfect that eyelid, I was fixated at honing in on what I thought was a flaw that everyone could see!

      All the beauty products that I invent start their life to personally fix an area of concern of mine, that's why I know all of our products do exactly what they say on the tin, and perform as they are to correct and repair a concern of mine, and believe me I am obsessed. This is how Faith Lift Mask was born, I was in the middle of a major depression about my eyelid, whilst tinkering in my lab with wonder ingredient ginseng. The original superfood ginseng is an anti-ageing ingredient because it has so many photo-nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and a source of antioxidants, which helps prevent and repair cellular damage. I knew this was the ingredient I wanted to use to repair my skin. Ginseng is unparalleled for its healing properties.

      I also knew no matter what your skin type is or what your complexion maybe, chances are, ginseng can probably assist you. That's because ginseng is a "natural skin balancer". Dull skin revitaliser, hyper-pigmentation is no match for ginseng either, as it helps inhibit melanin production. Balancing oily skin and best of all for me and my sensitive skin ginseng natural anti-inflammatory properties help quell redness and puffiness.

      If like me fine lines and wrinkles are your focus, ginseng can help boost the circulation of your skin's smallest blood vessels, in turn ramping up the synthesis of collagen, assisting in firmer skin. Also it's antioxidant properties protect your skin from free radicals and other environmental aggressors that could trigger the formation of fine lines, wrinkles. I was hooked with this herbal extract.

      Mixing ginseng with complex polysaccharides and associated glycoproteins gave me the result I wanted to achieve. When applied to the skin it formed an elegant film that will lift, tighten and smooth. This perceivable phenomenon is due to physical changes in the polymer structure of the polysaccharides as they dry on the skin. This gentle sensation of smooth skin will last for hours, in some cases days, without the skin flaking or leaving it overtly tight. Bingo, we had Face Lift! With the ginseng to repair, Faith Lift Mask was born, totally safe and non invasive, I love it! Lifting, tightening and contouring your jawline, since 2006 I have had "The Face Mask" that can aid boosting collagen, assisting in firming the skin and helps delay the onset of wrinkles, truly Faith Lifting.

      Used in professional beauty spas & salons world wide, The Faith Lift Mask has always been an instant hit with clients and therapists, it really is a phenomenon and remains to this day our best selling face mask. I personally still use this Mask twice a week and before special occasions I sleep in it! For a truly Face Lifted experience try it today, I guarantee you will love this Little Face Lift in a jar forever, this face mask that I engineered to fix my left eyelid, now helps me lift, tighten and tone my whole face, whilst helping repairing my skin as I age and helping me look ten years younger!


      Faith Lift Mask
      An instant bioactive face lift, leaving you with immediate firming and lifting effect. Faith Lift visibly reduces wrinkles and sagging to the skin and makes your skin look younger and fresher. Faith lift is a non-surgical faith lift system that gives dramatic results to your clients after just one treatment by physically lifting sagging skin. Containing a herbal extract it leaves the skin feeling smooth and repaired.

      "This facial uses clever products, such as the faith lift mask. Which forms a temporary film over the skin to tone, tighten and smooth." Glamour Magazine

      Buy yours today for a Face Lift that needs no miracles only results!


      Our Lavender Seeds

      Our Lavender Seeds

      Lavandula angustifolia is one of the best plants to grow for attracting bees and butterflies. This is the Lavender essential oil we use producing attractive scented blooms from May-September. We love to see the cycle come full circle.

      Lavandula angustifolia ‘Purple Treasure’

      Did you know that planting our free lavender seeds, you can turn your garden, patio, or balcony into an environmentally-friendly space with singing birds, fluttering butterflies, and buzzing bees?

      All you need to do is plant the lavender in the area where you live. Birds, bees and butterflies and other pollinators need thriving plants for a better chance of survival in the face of changing climate and urban development.

      • Botanical name: Lavandula angustifolia 'Purple Treasure'
      • Common name: Lavender
      • Family: Lamiaceae
      • Plant Type: Perennial, Shrub, Evergreen
      • Flower colour: Purple
      • Foliage colour: Blue/Green]
      • Key features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers, Scented flowers

      Lavender is one of the most popular small garden shrubs. Plants have narrow, oily and aromatic evergreen leaves and bear dense spikes of small tubular flowers in summer. Lavandula angustifolia is commonly known as English lavender. Most varieties yield purple flowers, but some cultivars come in white or pink. Nearly all cultivars and hybrids are extremely attractive to bees, butterflies and hoverflies. They make an excellent cut flower – both in fresh and dried arrangements.

      Lavandula angustifolia ‘Purple Treasure’ has grey-green foliage and very intense, contrasting blue-purple flowers. It’s perfect for using as an informal low-growing hedge, but it works just as well at the front of borders or in pots.

      For best results, grow Lavandula angustifolia ‘Purple Treasure’ in well-drained soil in full sun. Cut back the flower stalks after they have finished or leave the seeds standing for birds such as house sparrows to eat in winter. Trim back plants in April, if necessary.

      How to grow Lavandula 'Purple Treasure'

      • Plant size: 45cm height , 45cm spread
      • Aspect: South facing, west facing
      • Position in border: Front, middle ]
      • Sun exposure: Full sun
      • Hardiness: Hardy
      • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

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      Lavandula 'Purple Treasure' and wildlife

      Lavandula 'Purple Treasure' is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects, birds, butterflies/moths and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers, provides shelter and habitat, has seeds for birds and makes a good wildlife hedge.

      • Attractive to Bees
      • Attractive to Beneficial insects
      • Attractive to Birds
      • Attractive to Butterflies/Moths
      • Attractive to Other pollinators

      What are you waiting for get your seeds, plant and tag us
      #tibbybeauty #plantbeauty #beefriendly
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      Wrapped up at Champneys Day Spa

      Wrapped up at Champneys Day Spa

      When we were invited to Champneys day spa in Royal Tunbridge Wells for a good wrapping we didn’t really know what to expect.  But I was smiling 2 hours later and feeling much lighter and brighter after my Tibby Oliver Shrinking Violet wrap.

      I arrived at the lovely high street Champney’s day spa and walked into a welcoming shop area and smiling faces behind the counter.  I was asked to take a seat and they then called my therapist who was a beautiful young woman called Amy, smartly dressed in branded Champneys uniform.

      The treatment is called the Champneys Body Wrap on the menu and uses the Tibby Oliver Shrinking Violet wrap oil formula.

      So what is this magic wrap?

      The ingredients used during the Shrinking Violet wrap include an active phospholipid solution, pre-blended essential oils designed to reduce cellulite, these are made up into a nanoceutical solution which means the active ingredients can penetrate the skin in seconds.

      The shrinking violet wrap would not be complete without using wrapture a special type of heat inducing film wrap.  The phospholipid solution consists of hydrolised lethecin at a 20% concentration 3 times more concentrated than most other wraps.

      How do the Shrinking Violet ingredients work?

      The heat generated from the wrapture allows the active ingredients to penetrate the skin and work on the cells in the fatty subcutaneous layer just underneath it. The ingredients change the permeability of the fat cells causing them to release intra-cellular fat which reduces the size of the fat cells. Changing the fat from a triglyceride (within the fat cell) to a free fatty acid. In this form the fat can be more easily removed from your body. It is essential that you drink lots of water following the treatment for 72 hrs to help this process.

      To say I was sceptical is an understatement and I just could not see how being wrapped in cling film would take an inch let along with 5 or 15 inches off of my size.  We got started.

      Step 1 – Consultation

      Fill out a very detailed medical consultation form checking all aspects of my health, medication and wellbeing.  Amy made sure that I did not have any of the contra indications for the treatment.

      Step 2 – Measure

      I had to get undressed to my undies and Amy began to measure me in about 20 different places, top of arm, middle of arm, bottom of leg etc.  The only thing I will say is that I was haunted by a faint stain of blue marker pen for days…….

      Step 3 – Oiled and Wrapped

      Then Amy applied the special Shrinking Violet body oil and thoroughly massages in to boost lymphatic drainage.  I was then wrapped up from neck to toes in cling film.  Amy knew what she was doing because she wrapped my arms to my body so that I would not use my phone and had no distractions.

      Step 4 – Possibly my favourite bit

      I was then helped onto the treatment couch, a feat in itself to be honest whilst wrapped and then I was treated to a wonderful head massage.  The best bit I was left for a 40 minute quiet snooze.

      Step 5 – The Remeasure

      I am in shock!

      In total overall inch loss of 10 inches, 1.5 on abs, 0.95 on hips,0.95 on bum, 0.75 waist etc. I saw it with my own eyes with no fluid loss. It works by Lipolysis, the active ingredient in the oil is attracted to the fat cell, piercing it and breaking down inside the fat cell where triglycerides are changed to free fatty acids so it can be excreted and transported to the lymph vessels for disposal by the body. That is where it goes apparently and it is not fluid loss.  Some say its water loss some are sceptical but most people like me think that a Tibby Oliver Shrinking Violet wrap is great before a party or special event but do allow 3 days in advance to get the best results.

      Body wraps like these are not a quick fix to losing weight but as many of Amy’s clients have seen can quick start you on your way to a thinner you.  I was advised to changes in my eating habits, to eat more regularly and less pre-prepared sensible food as this helps with weight loss too.

      Treat yourself to your Champneys Body Wrap at any of their locations www.champneys.com

      Plant Our Lavender Seeds

      Plant Our Lavender Seeds

      Plant our lavender seeds because...

      1. It's hardy and easy to grow. In general, lavender is a hardy plant that doesn’t require a whole lot of care once it’s established. It thrives in sunshine and dry soil, so under watering isn’t an issue for this stunning flower.
      2. For its scent. Lavender is an incredible aromatic flower with a soothing scent and fantastic blue-violet buds. Once you get a smell of a fresh lavender plant you’ll understand why it’s oil is a great ingredient in our Shrinking Violet range.
      3. To repel mosquitos, flies, fleas and moths. Planting lavender in the garden is a great choice for those who are mosquito magnets! Unlike humans, who tend to be drawn to the soothing scent of lavender - mosquitos are repelled by it. Lavender’s aroma will also keep flies, fleas and moths at bay.
      4. To attract pollinators. While winged pests won’t want to set up shop near your lavender plant, all manner of beneficial insects will - such as butterflies and bees. With our global bee population in decline - something which could have devastating and far reaching consequences for the planet - it is vital we attract and protect these valuable species. What’s more they’ll work hard to pollinate your flowers and plants ensuring a colourful and buzzing garden for years to come.
      5. For health. Lavender boasts an array of medical uses - from stress relieving to promoting sleep.
      6. Treat stress and anxiety.  When stress strikes, open your bottle of Shrinking Violet or head out to the garden and breathe in the aroma of your beautiful lavender plants. Researchers have discovered that lavender produces calming, soothing and sedative effects when it’s scent is inhaled. In fact, the scent of lavender can actually change brain wave patterns which is why it can work for a variety of neurological issues.
      7. Improve cognitive function. Not only does lavender oil boost mood, but other studies have shown that its scent helps people perform maths faster and more accurately than those who don’t inhale the aroma before taking tests.
      8. Relieve headaches. Known for its anti-inflammatory properties and its ability to dilate blood vessels, it’s easy to understand how lavender kills the pain associated with headaches. Add a few drops of Shrinking Violet solution to a bath to relax and quell a pounding skull.
      9. Sleep like a baby. Although several plants promote a restful night’s sleep, lavender is probably the most well-known of all of these. In one study, the smell of lavender reduced crying in babies and sent them into a deeper sleep, while simultaneously reducing stress in both mother and child. This maybe because the aroma is known to slow down heart rate and lower blood pressure and stress levels. Watch our for our seasonal lavender wands!
      10. For beauty. Lavender has a long history as both a beauty product and a cleansing tonic. Romans used it to scent and purify their baths centuries ago, ancient Egyptians turned its oil into perfume for the mummification process and bundles of lavender were burned during the Great Plague of 1665 to try to ward off infectious diseases.

      What will you do with yours?

      #plantbeauty #bloom #sustainability #lavender #tibbyolivier 

      Plant Beauty In The World

      Plant Beauty In The World

      Help our campaign to plant lavender everywhere and watch it bloom plus it’s bee friendly!

      Receive your FREE pack of lavender seeds with every bottle of Shrinking Violet.

      Its delicate blue flowers are a magnet for pollinators, such as bees, butterflies and birds ... Lavender. Ours is Lavandula angustifolia - one of the best plants to grow for attracting bees, butterflies and birds. The seeds are also eaten by birds in autumn and winter.

      Tag us with your growing seeds to win a t-shirt.

      #tibbybeauty #plantbeauty #beefriendly

      Plant beauty, bloom and bee friendly three important messages that reach so many levels, think about what that means to you.

      #plantbeauty #bloom #beefriendly #sustainability

      It’s pretty awesome when we can plant something that can invoke such happiness in the world.

      #purehappiness

      Birds, bees and butterflies and other pollinators are responsible for bringing us one out of every three bites of food we take and they are critical to a healthy sustainable ecosystem.

      It is therefore imperative that we continue to inspire and educate others to create more viable homes for nature’s greatest allies.

      You can make a difference in a few simple yet impactful ways.

      1. Plant the Lavender Seeds, watch them bloom into lovely lavender plants.
      2. Be a mindful gardener and populate your back garden, terrace or yard with native trees, flowering plants, bird baths and feeders.
      3. Be a conscious customer educate yourself about what you’re purchasing and try to purchase from companies that you know are trying to make a positive differences in the world through their business practices.
      4. Make a difference even if it’s only one plant seed at a time, plant beauty in the world!
      5. Plant Lavender and wild flowers for pollinators, native plants give them a safe place to land and to pollinate. Bees need diverse sources for immune system health and survival which makes lavender, wild flowers, native plants and grasses the perfect environment. They are pretty to look at too, which is a bonus for you! More flowers equals more bees which equals more food (and plants and flowers) for all of us.

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