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London’s hottest French restaurant – Sardine, N1

the Antidote to... substandard eating out

Already the subject of rave reviews, it’s a joy to discover new arrival on the restaurant block, Sardine, housed in the Parasol Unit art gallery off City Road. French food has been in the doldrums in recent years, but Alex Jackson – the Stevie Parle protégé behind the charcoal and wood-fired grill – is making…

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Look what we found at the end of our hike today? 2,400metres climb to find this…

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Thisistheantidote... to slimy cleansing balms 
Spiezia Organics Daily Radiance Facial Cleansing Balm, £29, and Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm, £48
LOVE the Cornish-made Spiezia cleansing balm and its 100% natural ingredient list, with each essential oil or extract selected to help your skin and wellbeing: clove and eucalyptus detoxify, while jojoba regulates serum. Coconut oil magically melts away impurities and removes all traces of makeup to leave skin squeaky clean. Use it morning and evening – inhaling the soporific smell is enough to send you into a good night’s sleep at bedtime. Omorovicza’s bodacious black balm is a total treat and removes every scrap of dirt and make-up, even waterproof mascara. It’s also rich in Hungarian moor mud, detoxifying calcium and magnesium carbonates, with nourishing, vitamin E-rich sweet almond oil. It’s AMAZING! Magnificent massage at your fingertips. #thisistheantidote #skincare #naturalorganic #cleansingbalm

Thisistheantidote… to slimy cleansing balms Spiezia Organics Daily Radiance Facial Cleansing Balm, £29, and Omorovicza Thermal…

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Olympic inspiration. Even more swimming for me. This speedo will give me what it takes to…

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This is the antidote to...mineral-starved skin
bareMinerals Clay Chameleon Transforming Purifying Cleanser, £18
bareMinerals' new Skinsorials skincare range has quickly found a fan base – no surprise, as the range is excellent, nourishing the skin with essential minerals, many of which are depleted as we age.
One hero product is Clay Chameleon Transforming Purifying Cleanser. An exotic blend of Brazilian red clay, papaya and bamboo extracts plus mineral-rich sea salts, the light clay melts to a creamy formulation, helping to detoxify the skin. You massage in this smooth clay, add a little water to your fingertips massage some more then rinse. You'll be relaxed and glowing in a jiffy, spa style! #thisistheantidote #naturalcleansing #spastyle #skincare #clean'n'serene

This is the antidote to…mineral-starved skin bareMinerals Clay Chameleon Transforming Purifying Cleanser, £18 bareMinerals’ new Skinsorials…

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Laboratoires Klorane, the favourite of the French, is known for its pure botanical products harnessing the latest technology. Combining the power of Klorane Flax with pharmaceutical-standard ingredients, Flax Fibre shampoo and conditioner are both great for enhancing hair’s volume and texture. The flax adds softness as well as long-lasting, fuller volume. It's absolutely brilliant and so reasonable. It smells all clean and meadow-y and besides, if it's good enough for those French chicks... #thisistheantidote #frenchchicbeauty #practicalchic #naturalhair #hairwithvavavoom #fullerhair

This is the antidote…hair the lacks Va Va Voom! Klorane Flax Fiber range, from £8 Laboratoires…

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This is the antidote…to drab summer nails
Organic Pharmacy Nail Polish, £11.50 each
These pastel colours are summer winners and, what’s even better, they’re organic without losing any of their hard-wearing vibrancy. Some polishes can cause rashes where you touch your face, so brands are applauded for being ‘3 free’ of chemicals. Organic Pharmacy have exceeded this with ‘5 free’ – the range contains no formaldehyde (or derivatives), dibutyl phthalate or any toluene along with allergen camphor (generally speaking, carcinogenic chemicals). #thisistheantidote #summerfun #looklively #morenaturalnailpolish

This is the antidote…to drab summer nails Organic Pharmacy Nail Polish, £11.50 each These pastel colours…

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Thisistheantidote to...British beauty.  J’adore-able! French Girl Organics founder Kristeen has always had a passion for herbs and flowers, making certified organic products over 20 years. With their delicate scents they are truly exquisite: the rose lip polish scrub tastes sweet (a lick was tempting) and the facial oil is light and infused with seductive neroli and rose. Read about the other products on thisistheantidote.com #thisistheantidote #fullofsurprises #beauty

Thisistheantidote to…British beauty. J’adore-able! French Girl Organics founder Kristeen has always had a passion for herbs…

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This is the antidote to... less-than-kissable lips
Clarins’ new Joli Baume eclat du jour is the ideal lip luxe for summer: with nourishing, hydrating cocoa butter it hydrates sun-parched lips for up to eight hours. The pretty cardboard tube is pretty and summery too. But the best thing about this limited edition balm is the unique pigment that reacts to the pH of your lips to add a hint of natural rosy colour. Lovely. £16 #thisistheantidote #colourtherapy #clarins #lips

This is the antidote to… less-than-kissable lips Clarins’ new Joli Baume eclat du jour is the…

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