KEEP THE HOME FIRES BURNING
There is no need for homes on Grand Cayman to have fireplaces for warmth; the temperature rarely drops below 60 degrees Fahrenheit, and has never been below 52 degrees in recorded history. However, fireplaces offer a sense of romantic relaxation that candles cannot match. Bedside Manor now offers a product that can bring some fire into your life without the waste of a fireplace. Made of cement, the Flickr personal fireplace can rest on any hard surface. To use, you only have to fill the reservoir to the line indicated with isopropyl rubbing alcohol (the higher the alcohol content, the better), clean up any spills on the top and light it with a long-neck lighter. It will then burn cleanly, leaving no soot, for 45 minutes. You won’t hear the crackling of wood burning or smell wood smoke, but the flame is pretty to watch.
It turns out some companies, like Niyama Sol, can make pretty cool things out of recycled plastic water bottles. Take these leggings available at Activ Angels for example. They are made mostly — 84 per cent to be exact — of recycled polyethylene terephtalate, commonly called rPET, which is a plastic used for various food-grade packaging, including plastic water bottles. Those bottles can then be washed and melted into a plasma, which can then be spun into fibres to create fabrics or other things. Niyama Sol uses the recycled material to make, with love as the company says, attractive leggings. These pictured are part of the “Water Lily” line, which are inspired by French impressionist Claude Monet’s water lily paintings. The leggings are light, stretchy, quick drying, moisture wicking, anti-bacterial and tummy tucking. Adding in sustainable and artistic, what more can you ask for?
HOW ‘BOUT A KISS?
Not all lipsticks are created equal. By Terry’s new line of liquid lipstick, called Lip-Expert, is, according to the reviews, pretty much unequaled. The reviews are great partially because of the 16 “Haute Couleur” shades offered and partially because the line is split into two finishes, matte and shine. In addition, these attractively packaged lipsticks are, like all of By Terry’s products, also skincare products, so they moisturise lips with natural ingredients in addition to making them look attractive. Lip-Expert and other By Terry products, are now available at Le Visage.