Bloody hell. I’ve just recently discovered Wood/Grey and now I need to change everything in my home in order to be happy. Helen Cordy has THE most beautiful taste and brilliant collection of what are now ESSENTIALS in my mind. The cushions! The throws! Also, the gorgeous Herbivore range for bath and body – the Coco Rose Body Polish is enough to send me into a spin. Helen is also a mum, and so here are her top tips on the products that got her through pregnancy and beyond… GT
“My beauty routine has vastly changed in the last few years. I certainly choose my products a lot more carefully, considering the ingredients in a way that I didn’t really do before my pregnancy. Something that’s also changed is the convenience factor; products need to be easy and quick to use as the luxury of time for myself doesn’t really exist anymore between being a mum and running Wood/Grey!
Some friends gave me a lovely care package when I was expecting and that’s how I discovered Bloom and Blossom Indulgence Bath Oil £18. It’s a blend of natural essential oils including Sweet Almond, Ylang Ylang Flower and Lavender and several others. I became totally addicted, it made a huge difference to my skin, with the oil continuing to be absorbed into the skin after the bath.
My make up routine is pretty minimal these days; mascara, loose powder, a little blush/bronzer if needed and the most important one, concealer. I suffer from what must be a pretty common mum problem, dark circles under my eyes! T
he most effective one I’ve found is Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer £22.50. I definitely couldn’t be without this little saviour.
I often end up letting my hair dry naturally as I always run out of time, so my go to hair product is Herbivore Botanicals’ Sea Mist Salt Spray in Coconut £18. It helps create those elusive beach waves and smells truly amazing. All Herbivore products contain only natural ingredients with no fillers of any kind. I’m a real convert.”