Another of my finds I’ve been meaning to review, that has been patiently waiting for some attention in the Ibithencan Basket (a massive leather basket bag that I bought last year and doubles as my filing cabinet!) is StemCellution Serum by skin@harley street also known as ‘Patsy Kensit secret weapon’! It’s another stem cell based anti-ageing product and part of a range of products launched by Dr. Aamer Khan one of the most respected cosmetic doctors in London and Lesley Reynolds-Khan (former UK MD of Jan Marini). These guys also run a very hi-tech clinic in London offering the latest in cosmetic procedures and I mean the latest, including the no-knife stem cell face lift, (injecting your own fat and specially harvested stem cells back into the face) something that I am desperate to try once I have had Baby Pregnantcitygirl in November, well either that or Face Tite; a minimally invasive treatment which tightens the facial skin using nothing more than radio frequency and a local anaesthetic (I have had small areas of RF done before and it is effective yet non-invasive). More to come from me on that soon. Anyway all of this is the future of anti-ageing rather than the past which conjures up frozen foreheads and pillow faces! Continue Reading
I learnt something today. Don’t take that statement lightly because I am quite surprised that I learnt anything at all! I went along with my mother to the open evening in Harley Street of the ‘hottest new doc on the block’, Dr Andrew Douglas (www.andrewdouglas.md) . Now, I may have mentioned before that as a salesperson by nature I am surprisingly easy to sell to. As Mr. Pregnant Citygirl puts it, I’ll buy ‘anything with bright colourful lights ‘; but on the flipside I am also very critical and look to find fault.
Today there is no end to the list of ‘celebrity’ aesthetic surgeons in London and after LA and New York I’m guessing we have our fair share in our metropolis. I myself have seen one or two – not for anything big and never botox (yet); also had my lips done a few times – everyone said I didn’t need it and most said I looked better before. For me it’s like a change of hairstyle or colour – except that I prefer not to cut my long blond hair! I’ve had filler in my cheeks once (apparently restores the youthful look as cheeks lose fullness as we age). I liked the look but didn’t really notice once it had worn off; ditto with some other filler that I had 3 or 4 years ago along the nasolabial fold (lines between nose and mouth to you and me) which were hardly noticeable then or now! I’ve also tried radio frequency: this involves heating up the lower layer of the skin so that it contracts and tightens. I didn’t have a serious session so I didn’t see much difference but, I feel this offers a lot of promise for the future. I’ve also had facial acupuncture which really works: by ‘injuring’ areas of the face with needles it causes a repairing and regenerating action which really seems to make the face appear more youthful. Continue Reading
Is the Overground ever on time? 12.50 to Stratford exp at 12.54. Bloody typical. It really pisses me off. I have no patience at the best of times but I can manage to get to (read ‘rush to’) the station on time as per usual but the train is,as per usual, late. It runs on tracks, up and down the line, automatically. Equipment is new, so why? Why? Why? Why? This country makes me sick sometimes. Happily put up fares way more than inflation and I mean WAY more and yet provide a substandard service. Ok, rant over. Nobody likes a moaner. It’s here now anyway. At 12.54. Continue Reading