Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Mini Makeover for website

Fresh new look to website

In the middle of the heatwave, our website had a mini makeover with the following updates: ability to create an account for quicker checkout on subsequent visits, option to shop across collections by 'state of mind', blog and instagram posts available to browse in the same place, plus the order value for free UK delivery has been reduced to £40+.

If you haven't had a chance to have a look round yet, please do and let me know what you think. Your feedback is valuable, so do let me know if there are any other tweaks that you'd like to see.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

With one week of the Edinburgh Festival left to go, and only a few shows left to see, I'll be announcing the winner of this years JustBe Loved Award on Saturday the 25th of August. 

August highlights 

Highlights from this years festivals include the opening night of the International Festival, listening to Sir Chris Hoy share some valuable life leasons at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Also enjoyed being a last minute addition to the Virgin Startup panel in Edinburgh, and being asked to deliver a well-being event for a new TV comedy production company Hare & Tortoise.
Edinburgh International Festival: Five Telegrams: celebrating Scotland’s Year of Young People and reflecting on the centenary of the end of the Great War,

Sir Chir Hoy: Cycling Sensation at Edinburgh International Book Festival with a bar of JustBe Fringe Chocolate
Part of 'How to build your brand' panel on 9th of August along with founders Celia of Hey Girls & Marie from LS Productions
Looking forward to next month, join me for Maggie's Magical Garden Party at Wormsiton House, Crail on Saturday the 8th of September 11am - 4pm. A day of family fun in aid of Maggie's Cancer Care Centres.

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Bloomin' Marvelous - Green Parent Beauty Awards

JustBe Pure Body Butter receives Silver

We're delighted JustBe Pure Body Butter's been awarded Silver in this years Green Parent Naturaly Beauty Awards for best Pregancy / Massage Oil / Cream. Suitable from 2nd trimester of pregnancy onwards this intensley rich cream is enriched with coconut and jojoba oil and soothing scents of mandarin and lavender.
Spa Manager Melanie's chosen this as her hero product: 
"The texture of this body butter is amazing and melts into the skin without leaving an oily residue. The Lavender is great for headaches, calming the nerves and perfect for use during pregnancy."
Melanie, Spa Manager, Gin Spa
Join us tonight at the Sleeping Beauty's Spa Summer Party at The Radisson Blu, Royal Mile, Edinburgh 6-8pm.

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Keep your cool

This mini heatwave's been glorious and reminds me of my trips to Pangkor Laut in Malaysia, where I had the opportunity to take these tropical snaps whilst working as a guest therapist with YTL. 
Get your summer glow on with our radiance trio designed to hydratetreat and restore your skin.  
Keep your lips in tip top condition with JustBe Soft Lip Balm that's enriched with Coconut Oil, Jojoba and Vitamin E. Suitable for Vegans.
Zinc Oxide is the natural way to protect the skin from the sun. JustBe Restoring Cream has a built in SPF of 15.
June's been a busy month, developing a new range that I look forward to sharing with you in the next couple of months.

For those based in Edinburgh, and have their own business or are interested in learning more, WeWork are hosting an event at The Sky Bar, 10th of July 6.30 – 8.30pm. Along with Alex Feechan (Founder, Fintra) and John Robertson (Founder of Drinkly) I look forward to being part of the panel discussion.
We, the Creators: Edinburgh is part of a Summer event series in celebration of The Creator Awards. Edinburgh has been chosen as a location for the event series due to the city’s thriving entrepreneurial and creative communities.
The event is free to attend, to secure your place, RSVP via: wethecreatorsedinburgh.splashthat.com
For extra refreshment, keep your natural skincare in the fridge. Our intensely rich body butters are an ideal way to quench the skin and prolong your suntan 

Thursday, 31 May 2018

JustBe Pampered

Get ready for Summer

with a Wellbeing Journey at Sleeping Beauty. Available from their Spa & Salons in Edinburgh, Inverness, Shetland during June & July.

Also delighted to share...

JustBe Loved Chocolate was selected by Beauty Balm as part of her curated Skin Organics Clean Beauty box. Sandra has reviewed many of the JustBe range over the years and we're delighted that our chocolate is one of her personal favourites.
I attended a 'massage for people living with cancer' course, run by Iris Cancer Partnership over the Bank Holiday weekend and look forward to sharing more about this in the near future.
Skin Organics 1st Birthday Box
Massage for people living with cancer 26-28th May

Friday, 27 April 2018

The Look Awards 2018

Many thanks and a huge congratulations to The Gin Spa who invited me to join them for The Herald's Look Awards in Glasgow on Sunday. Now in the third year, the awards celebrates the best in Scotlands hair, beauty & aesthetics and was a fun filled event. The Gin Spa won Spa of the Year (Small - Medium) and Marketing Campaign of the Year, whilst Sleeping Beauty Saloreceived Beauty Salon of the Year (Large) for three years in a row. JustBe Botanical is very proud to work with both of these award winning teams.

Thursday, 29 March 2018

JustBe sweet this Easter

Sunshine and chocolate...

are good for the soul, especially after such a cold winter.

Looking forward to Summer, I'm excited to share that I've been working on a caffinated eye serum. The working title has been Espresso Eye Serum, as it's like a wake up call for the skin. My preference now is either JustBe Awakening or JustBe Refreshing Eye Serum. Please email your thoughts and any suggestions to hello@justbebotanicals.co.uk before the end of May. As a thank you, you'll receive a discount code ahead of the launch. The serum has just gone into stability testing, so all being well will be launched in August.

As we head into a bank holiday weekend, I wanted to take the opportunity to wish you a cracking Easter.

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Mum's the word

Mum's the word

With Mother's Day just a couple of weeks away, thought we'd share a couple of gift suggestions. Our Aromatherapy Chocolate collection always tend to be a popular choice, as are our Springtime Soy Candles, or how about one of our new JustBe Mum engraved keyring gift sets. Please order before the 7th of March to ensure delivery in time for Mothering Sunday on the 11th. 
And with bitterly cold weather forecast to be returning to the UK this week, we'd recommend layering up your skincare. Try our 3 step approach for radiant skin: apply a pippete of JustBe Hydrating Serumto cleansed slighly damp skin, followed by Treatment Oil. Once absorbed, apply a small amount of Restoring Cream.
Radiance Gift Set