Gift Wrapping

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It’s the best thing isn’t it? Receiving a gift that’s so beautifully wrapped that you can hardly bear to open it and destroy the perfectly presented package. And for the gift giver – the anticipation as they watch you open their gift – perhaps with some apprehension? Will you like it as much as you hope they will One thing is for sure – the gift wrapping is almost as important as the gift itself.

There’s an art to great gift wrapping that’s for sure. And a history too. It won’t surprise you one bit to learn that the art of gift wrapping is centuries old. As this article from Bustle.Com, entitled Why do we wrap gifts – a brief history of wrapping paper, points out, gift wrapping has its roots in Asia. There the earliest pieces of wrapping paper date back to 2nd Century BC, China. It would seem that, in the Southern Song dynasty (960-1279) government officials received gifts of money in envelopes called chih poh. Chih poh comprised hemp, bamboo fibres and rice straws.

Fashion!

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Earlier this month, 13-17thof September, saw designers and models strutting their stuff on the catwalks of London Fashion week. Apropos of nothing other than a warm memory, a few years back the fashion atelier Soropol, used our Pink&Green cleansing oil in their goodie bags. And we received two free tickets to the London catwalk event which was lots of fun!

Pink & Green Pop-Up Shop in Cheltenham’s Molton Brown store

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Pink & Green have got some exciting news to share with you. We’re having a Pink&Green pop-up shop.

Let us explain. Some months ago now we met Sali Green, owner of the Iwork4UGlocs business directory.As we got to know Sali, we, using Pink&Green products, helped her with a skin condition.

Using Clay in Your Skincare Routine

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Using clay as part of your skincare routine:
Cleopatra, born circa 69 B.C, a queen of Egypt famed for her supposed intellect and beauty – not to mention a somewhat salacious love life.

As a queen, and thus a person of prominence, she may or may not have had feet of clay. But, as her beauty secrets were well-documented, we know that she used clay face masks as part of her beauty regime.

Travelling Light

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Travelling without a comb and a toothbrush might be a step too far – there are some things one really can’t do without after all! And now, thanks to Pink&Green’s new travel sized range of organic skincare essentials, you can maintain your summer skincare regime with ease. And let’s face it with shrinking baggage allowances and hand luggage restrictions we need all the help we can get.

Lavender Oil and its Skin Benefits

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The skin benefits of lavender oil are so many that it comes close to being magical. As another quotation, this time from Robert Tisserand, proclaims:

‘Oils of cinnamon and eucalyptus are as powerful against some microorganisms as conventional antibiotics, and are especially effective against flus. Sandalwood oil from Mysore, India, is not only a classic perfume oil but is also a traditional remedy for sore throats and laryngitis. Lavender oil, so often used in toilet waters and scented sachets, has a dramatic healing action on burns.’

Why Does Everyone Want to be Authentic?

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Chewing the fat recently over coffee with a friend and fellow business owner, we got to discussing – and grumbling about – how ubiquitous the term authentic is in today’s business world. And by extension, if people are genuine about wanting others to be authentic – or if it’s nothing more than another tick on the buzzword bingo card.

Beauty – it’s not skin deep

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I’m not about to dispute what we all know: that beauty is more than a fortunate arrangement of agreeable features. True beauty is, absolutely, about a loving heart and a caring soul. As the great American writer, critic and wit, Dorothy Parker, once said: ‘Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone.’

The Benefits of a Sauna and Cold Plunge

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The Finns have known for hundreds of years, what the rest of us have taken longer to discover – the benefits of a sauna and cold plunge. Meaning bath or bathhouse, Sauna – correctly pronounced sow (as in wow) nah is the only Finnish word in the English dictionary, and is a Finnish way of life. For the sauna is a Finnish invention from 2000 years ago. This website, Finland Sauna.Com, has more on the history of sauna.