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Whats New In Store?

October is a busy month for us with Christmas stock rolling in the door most days. Stock arriving has sometimes been ordered months in advance so it is always fun to finally see what you have chosen and then place it in store! Some of the highlights so far are the cute floral shortie pjs which are featured on the front page of our website. These have been a hit since they arrived and are sure to be a best seller for Christmas. Also just arrived the new Cathusia Body Lotions and Shower Gels, top drawer and luxurious these are the perfect gift for the discerning friend or relative. Also new are the fantastic new range of notebooks,paperweights, soap trays,...

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An interview with Jo

Q. As owner of the store how do you choose what you buy and sell? Jo" I visit several trade fairs each year, sourcing new products and as gaps appear in the store with deleted brands etc I hunt out new ranges which fill a need." Q. Has your buying evolved over time? Jo" Yes definitely. Initially I could be persuaded to buy things which I liked but didn't love. Now I am staunch! I only buy what I would like for myself and I am driven by my own taste rather than trying to second guess other peoples." Q. Do staff members have input on store ranges?  Jo " Yes sometimes a new range will be trialled by staff...

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How to get the best from your candle

We want you to get the very best out of your candles, so we've compiled our tips to a perfect burn.Trim the WickBefore lighting always trim the wick to about 6mm and remove any wick debris. This encourages an even burn whilst helping to eliminate dripping, smoking and excessive “mushrooming”. We recommend the use of a “Wick Trimmer with Wick Measure” for best results.Burn timeAlways burn a pillar candle for 1 hour per 2.5cm of its diameter. This allows a wax pool to develop, releases the maximum fragrance and prevents craters and wastage.  Make sure that the candle is liquidised to the edge, especially for the all important, 'first burn'. This will stop the candle burning down into a well....

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Summer Sale

Our Summer Sale has just started. We have heavily reduced Miller Harris perfumes, along with selected Archipelago candles and Nicki Plowman robes. Throughout the store end of lines, overstocks and other bargains await. Sale also extends to 10% storewide. Items excluded from the sale are Isabel Harris lipsticks,Hema Oils, Christian Lacroix candles and Butter London products.

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How to make your pedicure last

When temperatures rise, our favourite sandals don our feet, putting our summer pedicures on display. And while we love heading to our favorite salon to get our feet pampered, a busy woman doesn’t always have time for weekly professional touchups. That’s why it’s in our best interest to utilize a few tips and tricks that make our pedicures extend beyond our last appointment and continue to shine on. Read our list to see how you can get the most out of your pedi from November - March. Remove Calluses – You wouldn’t want dry skin or calluses to detract from your polish color choice. That’s why you should prep feet before your appointment by removing calluses with a pumice stone....

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