Author: Nicole Taylor

By Invitation Michael Bublé – Perfumer Q&A with Karine Dubreuil-Sereni

Tell me about the fragrance By Invitation that you’ve created for Michael Bublé? My name is Karine Dubreuil-Sereni and I was the lead perfumer who created the By Invitation fine fragrance on behalf of Michael Bublé. The team and I met with Michael initially and discussed how fragrance was crafted and recommended some ingredients for him to try – to establish some likes and dislikes. We then worked together to create something truly special he’d be happy to have his name on, and more importantly, create a fragrance so beautiful, the way he would love a woman to smell....

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Thinking different about treating dry skin

To look after my skin my mantra has always been moisturise, moisturise, moisturise but there is nothing worse than when you are trying to get out of the door in the morning, using creams that do not sink in or leave your skin feeling greasy. I do not suffer from particularly dry skin but for my sister who has dry and itchy skin due to constant eczema flare ups, the problem of finding the right moisturiser is a nightmare. For many years she has been using heavy moisturisers but often bemoans, “after you have used thick heavy moisturiser try...

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Why day 3 is the hardest when quitting smoking?

Whether you have tried quitting before or it’s your first time, kicking the habit is a challenge and getting through the first few days can be tough. Did you know the third day after you quit smoking is often the hardest one? This is because day three is when the nicotine levels in your body are depleted which can cause moodiness and irritability, severe headaches, and cravings as your body adjusts. There are things you can do to help you maintain your will power and get through the day. Below our pharmacist shares the top five tips for coping...

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What are the health benefits of quitting over time?

We all know that smoking is bad for our health but when quitting we can feel as though we aren’t seeing the benefits quick enough. That’s why we wanted to help you discover exactly when the health benefits of quitting take effect. 20 minutes: after only 20 minutes since your last cigarette your heart rate and blood pressure drop. Two hours: after two hours from your last cigarette your blood circulation improves drastically 12 hours: the amount of carbon monoxide in your blood stream decreases, which means the amount of oxygen in your blood increases Day 1: On your...

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Stoptober 2017

Stoptober is a campaign that Public Health England runs for 28 days every October to encourage Britain to stop smoking. It’s based on evidence that suggests after 28 days without smoking, you are up to five times more likely to be able to quit permanently. Because the campaign takes place over October it makes the task of quitting more manageable as you can tackle it one day at a time. Why you should take part: There are many reasons to join in with Stoptober and try to quit smoking, the first of which is that smoking is harmful to...

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