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In October I brought you news of Aveda’s latest cosmetics collection, Passion Flower.

Well here is an example of one of the Petal Essence Single Eye Colors in blue (Cerulean Bloomthat I thought I’d share. It is only the one colour swept across the lids with the light Callalily as a highlighter on the brows.

Make-up artist Adam de Cruz used this shade one of the models at the launch although I do believe he used a blue eyeliner to make the colour pop more:

I think a lot of people fear wearing blue as eye make-up (perhaps it’s because it brings back nightmares of the 80s) but it’s a really nice alternative shade for a smokey eye look. This one is not as bright or bold as other blues that I have, it’s quite greyish actually but oh-so soft and alluring. You have to build it up a fair bit to get a deep colour but it blends well and there is little fall-out too.

The Passion Flower Collection is available in Aveda salons, spas, stores and on www.aveda.co.uk and these eyeshadows cost £11.50 each.

*PR sample*

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Hair thinning is a common problem – I myself have written about how I’ve been affected by this through illness and medication. Other possible reasons are linked to stress, pregnancy and hormones but the damage we inflict with using styling tools doesn’t help either.

Aveda is now offering a new bespoke treatment in its salons which will help revitalise your hair. The Invati Scalp Detox Treatment stimulates hair growth and eliminates product build-up which can affect the health of the scalp.  This treatment is like a detox for your hair, refreshing your scalp through massage and the use of such ingredients as Wintergreen-derived salicylic acid.

With that in mind, I paid a visit to Aveda’s Institute in Covent Garden to try this detoxifying treatment and to see how it would tackle my concerns of hair loss.

My Aveda stylist began with massaging a herbal-infused oil into my scalp as well as relieving the tension in my neck and shoulders. A head massage is bliss and one which smells amazing is a bonus. This was then washed out thoroughly before another treatment to add protection to the hair was added. I forget what it was exactly so I am sorry about that – I drifted away during it all.

The detoxifying treatment will differ depending on your hair length and type and includes a wash and professional blow-dry.

I left the salon and spa feeling refreshed after an exhausting day at work and my colleagues commented on how good my hair looked the next morning.

With most things, if done regularly you are likely to see results and I was recommended this treatment should ideally be done once a month. However not everyone can afford the time and expense in which case you can maintain the health of your hair with Invati’s three step daily hair regime:

Exfoliating Shampoo — A gentle daily shampoo that cleanses, exfoliates and renews the scalp with wintergreen-derived salicylic acid. Proven to remove build-up of sebum and product residue that can clog pores and impact healthy looking hair.
RRP £17.80 | 200ml

Thickening Conditioner —Proven to thicken the look of hair, this conditioner penetrates the hair shaft to strengthen with arginine, an amino acid derived from sugar beets and soy protein. Organic kukui nut oil helps add natural shine to the hair.
RRP £21.50 | 200ml

Scalp Revitalizer — When massaged into the scalp, this Revitalizer utilises turmeric and ginseng to help revitalise the scalp around the follicles when massaged in.
RRP £41.00 | 150ml

If you’re interested, the Invati Scalp Detox Treatment costs £60 for 60 minutes. To find out more, visit www.aveda.co.uk or www.avedainstitute.co.uk.

*I was a guest of Aveda for this complimentary treatment