BY SARA DARLING
If you're looking for a treat for your feet, check out Cheltenham's hidden secret, Keith Scarrott. With a shop tucked away in the sleepy Gloucester village, Scarrott has been designing shoes for fashionable fillies since 1975.
Paying attention to comfort as well as style, you can expect on trend styles that have that je ne sais quoi. From trainers to ankle and knee high boots and handbags, its no wonder that the collections are a fave with influencers, who work their magic on the comfortable styles, which this season sees some sassy knee high booties.
Visit the shop
8 Promenade, Cheltenham GL50 1LR
or shop on the website and get inspired
FACE PEELS FOR EVERY SKIN
By Sara Darling
Even though the sun has hibernated for the winter, there is still plenty of reason to give your skin some TLC. And skincare specialist Dr David Jack, has released the perfect products to keep your skin ready for the party season.
As with most things skincare -one size never fits all! So Dr David has listened to his clients to create a skin peel- that can be mixed and matched for every face type.
Focussing on the main three different skin concerns, these peel each contain anti-ageing qualities, and tackle oily, pigmented and dry skin.
The yellow face peel is ideal for skin with signs of pigmentation and sun damage, whereas red works on oily and acne prone skin, and blue targets dry and tired skin.
Like most people, my face is a combo of different problems. Too much sun on my forehead, and dry everywhere else; But the good thing with the face peels is they come (in beautiful packaging) with a paintbrush, so you can do the colours in the areas that need them most.
Containing a blend of powerful active ingredients specifically chosen for their individual effects, you simply paint your chosen colour (or combination) onto your skin and relax. Then rinse off with water and the handy reusable cloth, when all the colour has solidified, and the peel has been neutralised after 15-20 minutes.
I tried the yellow and blue peels, which could be used simultaneously. Blue to target my dry, winter skin and give it the hydration it needed across my cheeks; While I felt the active ingredients in the yellow peel would benefit and brighten my uneven skin tone on my forehead and outer face, which had suffered from lack of sunscreen.
By using a paintbrush to apply the product is a genius touch, and means you can target a specific problem area; And like an artist, you can blend the colours if you have dual issues in one area.
After one use, my skin felt tighter, and toned, and with regular use (once a week is recommended), and retinol, aloe leaf juice and Azelaic acid in the facepacks, all work together to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles and reduce skin sensitivity.
Who knew face painting could be so much fun? Grab your brush - beginners welcome!
The peels are £139 each and available exclusively at Space NK now.
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