Do You Need Some Retail Therapy

Are you missing Shopping?
Would a couple of clever, considered additions to your wardrobe be just the mood boost you need – it’s not called Retail Therapy for nothing :).

We are certainly missing seeing you face to face. Online Shopping just doesnt cut it for lots of us, garments are never quite the colour, fabric or shape they look on the model and it often leads to disappointment.
Great News, we can still bring you the Personal Shopping Experience and have designed a Virtual VIP Shop to make sure you get all of the benefits (& more) with none of the drawbacks of online.

You simply book a timeslot with us & we set up the Zoom Session.
We send you our Brochure of beautiful, but wearable French Clothing in sizes 6-24, to browse.
We preselect items on our rail which we know will flatter you in colour, shape & style personality.
During the session, we can talk you through fabrics, show you details & look in your wardrobe to pair up looks, with garments you already have, advise on finishing off with shoes etc
We can then order and post to you any items you wish to try in the comfort of your own home.
Its a complete Shop & Style Experience without you having to leave the house and until the end of March, the session is FREE, PLUS we are offering a half price scarf with every 3 garments purchased.
Get in touch to book your slot and/or to see our Lookbooks.

Safe, Stress Free, Stylish & Speedy Shopping Solutions

The start of Autumn is the perfect time to review your wardrobe – whether you need new boots, new comfy jeans that will take you from working at home to meeting a friend in the pub, a new coat or just a new scarf to lift your look – We always work on a Capsule Wardrobe Concept – helping you use what you have in multiple ways and just adding a few new pieces each season to refresh & renew your look.

However, If you’ve ventured to the High Street in the last few months, you will have realised that it’s not a great experience. Instead of retail therapy, you need therapy at the end – masks, queues, no chance to browse or try things on – why bother???

We can offer you a much more positive and successful experience. If you haven’t visited us this season yet, just get in touch and we can find a shopping style that will suit you. We have lots of options, a gorgeous range of stylish, sustainable clothing in sizes 6-24 & FREE Style advice with all of our options!

Book a 1-1 Personal Shop & Style Session – FREE – you just pay for your shopping.

Book a 1-1 Virtual Personal Shopping Session – FREE- you just pay for your shopping.

Girls Night In – Book a Zoom Pop Up Shop with friends – FREE – as the hostess, you get discounts too !!

Virtual Wardrobe Edit – £50 per hour – Shop In Your Own Wardrobe – we create new combos and outfits from your existing garments!!

GET IN TOUCH HERE TO BOOK OR GIFT SOMEONE ELSE A VOUCHER FOR ANY OF OUR SERVICES – FROM PERSONAL SHOPPING TO VIRTUAL WARDROBE EDITS OR COLOUR & STYLE SESSIONS

Making the Most of Your Mask

There is no getting away from the fact face masks are here to stay for the foreseeable future so here are our Style Savvy Solutions to making the best of this season’s must have accessory …

– Choose in your best neutral colours to avoid expensive changes – patterns are great but beware they can clash with your outfits
– Use good tones to accentuate your eyes and bounce your colour up – all your colour clothing principles apply.
– Concentrate more on your eye makeup as often that’s all people see. You can use all our colour & style guidelines for eye makeup or get in touch if you’d like to join a Virtual Cosmetics Class.
– To save your lippy ending up all over your mask with none left on your lips, Blot your lipstick then touch up with gloss when you get to your table. ��

TALKING OF MASKS, WITH OUR TROPIC SKINCARE AMBASSADORS HAT ON – ARE YOU SUFFERING FROM MASKNE?
Have you heard of this? As we all have to wear Face Masks (& not the lovely spa related, relaxing type) every day now. Learning how to wear one without damaging your skin is crucial! They can lead to issues with the skin underneath and often cause unwanted breakouts because under a face mask the skin encounters higher levels of humidity than usual, due to an excess of trapped exhaled air. This changes the skin’s microclimate and upsets the skin’s natural microflora, so the pH balance of the skin can change significantly. Due to high moisture under the mask area, skin perspires less, gets clogged easily, and the growth of acne-causing bacteria leads to breakouts. Eek ��
Here’s our Tropic Founder & Skincare Expert, Susie Ma’s quick plan of action to help avoid blemishes and keep skin glowing and healthy!
1 BEFORE YOU GO OUT – DOUBLE THE CLEANSE – Ensure you start with as clean a face as possible by supercharging your cleansing routine. For us, Smoothing Cleanser followed by Clear Skies is the perfect dynamic duo. While Smoothing Cleanser gently melts away your makeup, Clear Skies effortlessly removes any unwanted clouds of excess oil. In fact, according to recent clinical trials, Clear Skies reduces excess sebum on the skin by 81% after one use.
2 BANISH THE BLEMISH – Feeding your skin’s natural eco flora is imperative to banishing blemishes. Pure Lagoon Blemish Prevention Serum is our favourite antidote to a day of masked missions – the efficacy of the formulation is like no other! When we asked our customers to tell us what they thought, 73% of them told us that Pure Lagoon minimised the amount of new blemishes that formed in previous problem areas. Even your face covering won’t hide your astonishment at the results that this little blue bottle can bring!
3 GO LIGHT ON THE HYDRATION – You still need to hydrate with an oil or moisturiser but you don’t need to overload on ‘under mask’ areas. Super Greens Nutrient Boost Oil is a fast-absorbing, nutrient-rich oil which will work day and night to keep skin nourished. Our Antioxidant rich Skin Feast Nourishing Cream Concentrate also helps to keep skin healthy with a boost of powerful antioxidants and actives. It provides just the right amount of hydration to keep skin balanced.
4 WHEN YOU GET HOME, CLEAN AWAY THE DAY – As soon as you get home after a prolonged mask-wearing period, double cleanse again with Smoothing Cleanser and Clear Skies to remove any impurities and keep skin feeling as fresh as possible.
5 MASKING NICELY – Remedying mask damage with more masks may seem counter-intuitive, but trust us, it works. Our Clear Skin Blemish-fighting Mask with salicylic acid and ginger extract kills blemish causing bacteria and keeps breakouts at bay. Put this on problem areas once or twice a week for gleaming, balanced skin.
So next time you’re stepping out of the house armed with your protective facial gear, you can rest easy in the knowledge that your skincare routine will remedy any unwanted blemishes that come out to play. As we adjust to the stresses of this unexpected ‘new normal’, it’s more important than ever to take care of each and every crevice of your complexion.xx

Online Shopping with a Stylists Twist!!!

We have all had to embrace the Zoom calls for family get togethers and lots of us are all quizzed out !
So we’ve come up with a fab, fun way to spend a night (virtually of course) with your friends from anywhere in the UK – bringing us all together for the new night in!!
You join the Zoom call, grab your drink of choice and sit back and relax whilst we show you looks from Our Fabulous French fashion sizes 6-24.
Who needs the shops to be open, when you can shop in style from the comfort of your own home with this gorgeous collection full of classy but casual chic clothes.

OUR VIRTUAL POP UP BOUTIQUE IS NOW OPEN & THERE ARE SEVERAL OPTIONS – JUST CHOOSE WHICH ONE SUITS YOU & GET IN TOUCH TO BOOK !

You still get all the stylist tips and personalised shopping know how that we always bring you – this is shopping online but better!!!!

1 You invite a group of friends (3-10) and as the hostess you will receive some extra discounts and goodies.
2 Join one of our Open House Pop Ups – the next one is Sunday 10th May at 2pm. Let us know if you would like to join and we can send you the link.
3 Or if you’d rather a 1-1 shop we can arrange that too. Get in touch to book a date and time that suits you.

NEW SEASON LAUNCH!!!!

LET’S MAKE FEBRUARY FUN WITH A FABULOUS FASHION FIESTA

We invite you to one of our Preview Presentations to View Our Brand New Collection .
THURSDAY 6TH FEB
1-3PM
6-8PM
BOOK YOUR SLOT!

SPECIAL VIP PRIVILEGES ON THE DAY
10% OFF YOUR KEY INVESTMENT PIECE
PLUS A 1/2 PRICE SCARF TO PULL MULTI LOOKS TOGETHER WITH 3 GARMENTS PURCHASED!!!

If You would love to see the Collection but can’t make the Launch
Book a 1-1 to suit you – FEBRUARY SPECIAL – 10% OFF a garment !!!!

or To Get YOUR Favourite Garment Half Price -Get a few girls together and Book a date for a Pop Up Shop at Yours!!!

Winterproof Your Wardrobe

There is a definite nip in the air that means it’s time to dig out your winter woolies and think about tactical layering. The cold weather doesn’t mean you have to look frumpy though- here are our top tips to Cosy Chic & Wise Winter Wardrobe Choices :
Your Winter Coat – This is what will catch people’s eye as the temperature drops – so choose wisely. Of course, many of you may have invested in a black coat thinking it goes with everything or a camel coat thinking it is classy but both these tones can be draining on lots of colour palettes, so if you are investing in a new coat – choose a colour that flatters YOU. Wearing a brighter colour will also lift your mood and that of those around you :).
Winter Winner – If you have a coat in a colour that’s not your most flattering – add a scarf to lift it. Also, “Accessorise to Maximise” – If you are thinking sustainable style and recycling a previous seasons coat, accessorising makes it easy to bring your look up to date and ring the changes. People will remember colour – so adding red gloves and scarf or mustard accessories for example to your neutral coat will give it a fresh look.
Layering – You know we are always fans of this as it’s a great way to wear colour combos, create varying looks from the same key garments (versatility = sustainable style) and is stylish all year round but especially in winter when you are moving from chilly outside to central heating inside as well as for some of us, regulating your own menopause heater!!!! The key to successful winter layering to flatter you is avoid too much bulk and focus on fine layers. Chunky garments can make you look shorter and wider.
Winter Winner -Try layering a fine long sleeved mesh base layer under short sleeve tops or dresses, then adding a cardi and scarf. Stick to up to 3 main colours to ensure your outfit looks pulled together.
Boots – We find many of our customers struggle with footwear as comfort is a necessity or priority and this really can make or break an outfit. There are so many comfortable yet stylish footwear options nowadays from M&S with their Footglove range to Geox that it is worth spending the time investing in a pair of boots that will work for you. Think of the colour – you want your boots to be one of your best neutrals to tie in with all your outfits – so is brown one of your base colours or is it navy or grey or even wine – don’t just go for the failsafe of black if you don’t have black in your wardrobe.
Winter Winner – Ankle boots are a great choice as you can wear them with trousers but also with thick tights they look fabulous with a dress too- to elongate your legs choose the same colour tights as boots/shoes.
Invest in Your Key Pieces – Look after these items and they will look after you – making you look and feel great for years to come 🙂 Jeans, coat, boots, knitwear – when you think of your cost per wear and also of the environmental impact, it really makes sense on every level to invest in these pieces and buy beautiful quality that feels good to wear and makes you feel good when you wear them.