Knitwit II

February 03, 2016
Feeling as smug as a bug in a rug thanks to my knitwittery, plus hair and beauty magic by Cadogan Cosmetics and Duck & Dry.


(...and it's not just because I might have crumbs in my bra)

PHOTOS BY HENRY RIDLEY-COOK, EDITED BY ME
Heavens to Murgatroyd, it finally happened - I've hit all the high notes on the beauty scale.   
I'm singing in B-sharp (B is for beauty and sharp's because I hardly feel flat), in praise of glowing skin and swish hair courtesy of the Crystal Glow facial from Cadogan Cosmetics and an express blow dry from Duck & Dry. So what if I have to traverse to SW7 for my beauty fix? 'Have goddess, will travel', and I'm definitely feeling those Sheezus vibes.

Feeling as smug as a bug in a rug thanks to my knitwittery, plus hair and beauty magic by Cadogan Cosmetics and Duck & Dry.

First things first; let's talk about my winter-defying glow, all of which emerged like a phoenix from the crusty embers thanks to a facial peel at Cadogan Cosmetics. Despite its terrifying title the Mandelic Acid Peel is actually quite a gentle experience (with a pleasant aroma of almonds) that tingled only ever so slightly for the brief minute the peel is neutralised with a Mesoestetic Crystal Fibre Mask. I was in and out of the clinic in under an hour, then left with satisfyingly taut and strangely supple skin. Three days of mild peeling, which I accelerated with an exfoliating face scrub, and despite all junk food and Belgian chocolate-bingeing odds my skin now boasts the Crystal Glow.


Feeling as smug as a bug in a rug thanks to my knitwittery, plus hair and beauty magic by Cadogan Cosmetics and Duck & Dry.

You know a salon is special when you return from all the way across town in Shoreditch back to the far end of King's Road to check out their newly launched products. Case in point: the new Duck & Dry 'Blow Dry In A Bottle' aka the miracle elixir that injected some much-needed volume into my far too-heavy locks. Again, efficiency is king - I was in the salon for all of 45 minutes before emerging with little resemblance to my previous state: all gloss, and bouncy thanks to the deft hands of Mary. Definitely ask for Mary Caybakan at Duck & Dry if you're in the area, but if you live on 'the wrong side of the tracks' like I do fret not - Duck & Dry have just launched their online shop so you can get some of that salon magic delivered to your home.

And what of this knitwittery, you ask? Remember my admission of my sartorial mindfulness unravelling, one next-season purchase at a time? I'm a Knitwit, and proud of it! Why wouldn't I be when I'm feeling as snug (and as smug) as a bug in a rug who's raised two coatless 'come at me bro' arms at the winter chill, daring to defy the cold in a seemingly scanty but secretly warm-AF ensemble? 

Feeling as smug as a bug in a rug thanks to my knitwittery, plus hair and beauty magic by Cadogan Cosmetics and Duck & Dry.

It's amazing how deceptively warm leather trousers are despite feeling and looking almost like second skin. Yet here I am, toasty like my morning bagel, no doubt helped by my favourite oversized cable knit jumper (and also my ridiculous heap of hair, which has now replaced my fur stoles in the role of neck-warmers).
The best way to stay afloat when wearing something as vast as an huge jumper is to keep the rest of your accessories as minimal and streamlined as possible. Lesson learnt: the fedora was superfluous. My trusty Louis Vuitton Alma, though, is the perfect day-bag that's structured enough to make up for the fact that my upper half is literally drowning in a giant marshmallow of fluff.
Oh, the joys of knitwittery.
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*I was invited to review the Crystal Glow Facial and the express blow dry by Cadogan Clinic and Duck & Dry, respectively.

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