If it’s good enough for Kim…
I don’t have much in common with Kim Kardashian. For example when I ask the question ‘does my bum look big in this?’ I prefer the answer to be no. But Kim and I do have one thing in common, a favourite eye cream. Made by a company called Stem Cell Beauty Innovations (SCBI) it uses natural stem cells in its products. Celebs, including Kim Kardashian and Simon Cowell, are apparently mad about it.
It’s now available in the UK exclusively through Medilift, the clinic where some of you may remember I did my fat melting (which by the way is totally miraculous). The Stem Cell Eye Firming cream is fabulous. The texture is like silk, it glides on effortlessly, and immediately gives your eye area a subtle shimmer. I have been using it for ten days and my dark circles have markedly reduced, as well as the fine lines. The skin looks plumped and healthy. You only need to use a tiny bit for the whole area so a pot goes a long way. Really, there’s nothing about it I don’t like. And no, it won’t make your bum any bigger…
Stem Cell Eye Firming Cream £150 available at Medilift, 15 Harley Street www.medilift.org firstname.lastname@example.org
VALUE FOR MONEY: 4/5
BEAUTY OR BEAST: Beauty
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Helena Frith Powell was born in Sweden to a Swedish mother and Italian father, but grew up mainly in England. She is the author of eleven books, translated into several languages including Chinese and Russian. She wrote the French Mistress column The Sunday Times about life in France for several years. She is a regular contributor to the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, The Times, Daily Telegraph, Tatler Magazine and Harper’s Bazaar.
Helena has been the editor of four magazines, including M Magazine, a supplement for the Abu Dhabi based National Newspaper and FIVE, a high-end fashion glossy, also published in Abu Dhabi. Helena was also editor in chief of 360 Life, a quarterly glossy magazine published with the Sports 360 Newspaper in Dubai, part of the Chalhoub Group. She writes a beauty blog www.beautyorbeast.uk.
Her third novel, The Arnolfini Marriage, based on a romance that evolves around a van Eyck masterpiece came out in 2016. As well as contributing regularly for newspapers and magazines, writing short stories and studying for a Masters in Creative Writing at the University of Cambridge, Helena is also working on a thriller called The Longest Night that will be published in spring 2019. Her latest non-fiction work Smart Women Don’t Get Wrinkles came out in hardback in 2016 and came out in paperback in April 2018.
Helena was educated at Durham University and lived in the Languedoc region of France for eight years, where the family still have a home. She lives between there and London with her husband Rupert and their three children.
More France Please, we’re British; Gibson Square 2004
Two Lipsticks and a Lover 2005; Gibson Square (hardback)
All You Need to be Impossibly French; (US version of above) Penguin 2006
Two Lipsticks and a Lover; Arrow Books (paperback) 2007
Ciao Bella Gibson Square; (hardback) 2006
Ciao Bella Gibson Square; (paperback) 2007
So Chic! (French version of Two Lipsticks) Leduc Editions 2008 (also translated into Chinese, Russian and Thai)
More, More France; Gibson Square 2009
To Hell in High Heels; Arrow Books 2009 (also translated into Polish)
The Viva Mayr Diet; Harper Collins 2009
Love in a Warm Climate; Gibson Square 2011
The Ex-Factor; Gibson Square 2013
Smart Women Don’t Get Wrinkles; Gibson Square 2016
The Arnolfini Marriage; Amazon Kindle December 2016
Smart Women Don’t Get Wrinkles (paperback); Gibson Square spring 2018
The Longest Night; Gibson Square spring 2019