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What an exciting time! Last week we announced the winners of the 2021 UK Global Makeup Awards.
This is the most thrilling part of the job and we absolutely love being able to provide recognition to the best in the business! Read the full list of UK winners here on our website which includes reading our free beauty magazine Global Makeup Magazine which goes into more details on all of this year's beauty awards winners.
In today’s blog, we’d like to shine a light on some of the skincare winners, so you know a little more about the products as well as the people and companies behind them!
Let’s begin with EcoTan by Sonya Driver with the Super Citrus Cleanser which deservedly won gold for the Best Cleanser and silver for Hempitan for the category of Best Fake Tan! The story behind the brand Eco by Sonya is both touching and inspiring. After going through an extremely traumatic period and having her life turned upside down, Sonya then discovered her sister had to have a melanoma removed from her arm, leaving a significant scar. After discovering that tanning products which were being advertised as 99% natural were actually very misleading, Sonya decided to start her own brand. The brand now boasts a range of great products and Sonya says the Super Citrus Cleanser is her favourite as it cleanses skin beautifully in a non-harmful way. Also, the bottle is so big that she also uses it as body lotion!
Now, we’ll take a deeper look at the Gold Winner for best toner! SkinChemists Advanced Brightening Toner beat some stiff competition to walk away with the award, now let us tell you a little more about their story and you might see why they also won one of our most prestigious categories - Gold for Best Luxury Skincare brand as well as a few other wins under their belt in this year's 2021 UK Global Makeup Awards.
Richard Walker, the founder and MD of SkinChemists is clearly very proud of both the brand and its history, and it’s easy to see why. The company started eleven years ago although Richard grew up around skincare products, his father being a chemist who was passionate and clear about wanting to create products which would make the world a better place! Richard also has a very clear goal! He states that his objective for SkinChemists is to become the world’s #1 cosmeceutical brand. He is also understandably proud of their remarkable achievement of selling 1,500 units within 24 hours of their website first going live!
The Advanced Brightening Toner is a fantastic product which gives skin a healthy, even glow and radiates health. It's also great for acne care as well as maintaining skin elasticity and providing smoothing, softening and moisturising properties.
So once again, big congratulations to Skinchemists London and to EcoTan by Sonya. Both deserved Gold Winners at this year’s UK 2021 Global Makeup Awards and both with wonderful and inspiring back stories behind the brands. We honestly think that the companies that clearly have a strong passion for what they do always create the best products and it’s so interesting to read about their journeys and the reasons behind them wanting to create their own products!
Well, that’s it for now but keep your eyes peeled as we have several more In The Spotlight blogs planned over the next weeks as we look forward to learning more about the winners of this year’s UK 2021 Global Makeup Awards!
See you soon!
Dan - GMA Team
Wow. It's been an exhilarating start to the year with our UK Beauty Awards. As part of a Global beauty awards group, we work through the year providing the following 5 awards:
UK Global Makeup Awards (our local beauty awards for new trends.)
ASIA Global Makeup Awards (perfect for the Asian beauty award market, and also includes New Zealand and Australia beauty awards.)
USA Global Makeup Awards (for the American Beauty Award market - a very interesting concept as USA Beauty Awards is not such a recognised concept compared to the other geographical markets - especially the UK where Beauty Awards are huge!)
Scandinavia Global Makeup Awards
and last but not least, the Global Green Beauty Awards (our biggest green and clean beauty awards which opens from mid March.)
The 2021 UK Global Makeup Awards is drawing to a close with entries closing in two weeks, on 15th March 2021. Immediately after, the 2021 Global Green Beauty Awards open. It has been exhilarating for the UK market, as after the success of last year, which was our biggest year to date, who knew what the future would hold for 2021 which sees the UK reeling from the effects of its biggest recesion to date due to the coronavirus outbreak. The beauty industry was particularly hard hit, as the high street was closed, and with many people who had lost their jobs, there was less to spend on high end beauty items. On the other hand, self-care has never been so important - and home hair kits and home spa products have seen a rise.
Our beauty predictions for 2021 from what we've seen so far is a leap towards more affordable and more eco beauty goods that you can use at home. Unfortunately, we've also seen a lot of famous beauty houses collapse. Victoria Beckham Beauty has closed its London store. Other colour cosmetics brands have taken a hit, as with social venues and work places being closed people just don't need it. Overwhelmingly, we have seen an increased demand for skincare haircare, wellness and of course sanitization. We have seen many beauty brands bring out hand sanitisers and hand creams and soaps in a reaction against the COVID19 pandemic. In fact at the start of the pandemic, you couldn't find hand soap or hand sanitiser for love nor money in any supermarket or pharmacy. OUr UK 2021 Global Makeup Awards responded to this with the following new categories:
Best New Health and Wellness Product
Best New Hand Cream
Best Soap Bar
Best Liquid Soap
Best Hand Sanitiser
After a year of meticulously washing and scrubbing our hands - we are all desperate for new finds in these categories which look after our hands and care for them.
All of your beauty predictions with be proven (or otherwise!) in our winners list in April's Global Makeup Magazine. There are still two weeks left to enter our UK beauty awards, and if you have an ASIAN beauty brand you can enter our Asia beauty Awards the 2021 ASIA Global Makeup Awards until April.
the GMA team
After a long, steamy summer the nights are drawing in earlier, heating is going on and time for a bit of cosy on down.
The Danish and Norwegians have a word for this. Hygge. A hug for the soul, mind and consciousness. Giving yourself a pamper and creating a feeling of ease and contentment. Hard in the current climate. It’s not just the weather assaulting our mind and body but the current pandemic is making us all keep to our homes whether by choice or legislation.
It seems an appropriate time to look at beauty products coming from our colder cousins, as they are the pioneers of S-Beauty aka Scandinavian Beauty. Think of all things Nordic, including the people, and the ability to keep fresh and strong comes to mind. People who have known how to take care of themselves in extremes of weather, keep safe, well and healthy. Great respecters of their environment and of themselves, and known for natural, clean beauty products. In fact, this is why we created the Scandinavian Global Makeup Awards - as those from the Scandinavian countries, have a wholly different approach to skincare and cosmetics, keeping things clean and natural.
We may not want to run naked through the snow to throw ourselves into a natural hot geyser but we would all like to know what pleasure is aroused buy this act. Because there must be a pay off!
So, we must look to the Skandi natural resources that we can use and indeed practice the respect they ave for our living world.
The judges have been long been admirers of SKOGEN products, who were winners in the 2019 Scandinavian Global Makeup Awards and the 2020 Global Green Beauty Awards. Not just because of Skogen Cosmetics fabulous packaging which in itself is worthy to grace the shelves of any discerning designer led aficionado but the contents are truly amazing. Our judges have had The Jasmine Collection on test.
Giving or receiving these products is an act of hygge in itself. The outer packaging is an extremely well manufactured box in royal blue but on opening the inside has been decorated with beautiful photographic scenes from the countryside. Just to get you in the right frame of mind. Every products differs with its interior. And sitting regally inside this gorgeous presentation box sit a violet blue capsule which seems to float inside a transparent outer covering. Even the men sit up and notice the beauty of the presentation of the SKOGEN Range.
The underlying theme of the serums and creams is Jasmine. This is a beautiful fragrance for those who don’t like their products too earthy. And luckily we are all different so it's lovely to have a fragranced option.
SKOGEN is a Swedish/US collaboration. Definitely a high end product the products have given great results. We love the fact that these luxury products still retain the criteria of being healthy and environmentally friendly. The Face Serum and Day Moisturiser leave the skin feeling wonderfully fed and radiant. Using the serum in conjunction with the Night moisturiser results in skin ready to face the day! SKOGEN EYE SERUM and EYE CREAM definitely helped this delicate area of the face minimising dark circles and invigorating this part of the face that many of us need help with. Especially when sleep has been hard to find!
Last but certainly not least the Judges loved the non surgical Face Mask. King Tut would have loved this product. Looking like a gold mask this product contains a full set of 12 treatments which are soaked in a highly concentrated serum. Ingredients include hyaluronic acid, algae extract, we carat gold and vitamins to leave the skin rejuvenated, deeply nourished and radiant. This product also importantly stimulates cell vitality to enhance firmness. Use it post procedures to stimulate healing. Use it to minimise redness and even skin tones. Or just use it for a bit of your own hygge!
Be sure to look out for other Scandi brands in the upcoming 2020 Scandinavian Global Makeup Awards, where the winners will be announced on 10th December in Global Makeup Magazine. These beauty awards celebrate all things beauty and Nordic.
Good morning! Daniel here!
It is a beautiful day here in Italy. Lake Garda is so much fun during the summer. There are lots of small festivals at each town with great food, drink, and music. The midday sun is so strong during July, I normally try and avoid going out as it can be quite exhausting and instead work on the Global Makeup Awards (the USA is currently open for entries!) and the Global Green Beauty Awards. However, on Monday I broke my own rules and went to the beach with my SUP board to cool off. It was great but later I noticed that my shoulders were sunburnt. They really seem to suffer, no matter how much sunblock I apply but I’ve been moisturising them regularly since and they feel much better! I better return to my trust favourite by EK Sunscreens - and put on their SPF factor 50 Kawakawa & Tamanu Certified Natural Sun Protection to prevent myself from any future damage!
Last night I skipped the AC/DC tribute band playing in the park across the road because this morning
I had an early start. A free 1-hour yoga session down by the lake at 6:30am. Such a perfect spot and
the air was still nice and cool.
Anyway, today I want to shine a little light on a couple of winners from the last beauty awards - the UK 2020 Global Makeup Awards. I would like to begin with BEST MOISTURISER GOLD WINNER: Primex Iceland for their amazing ChitoCare Face Cream.
Naturally I’m drawn to moisturisers with a high SPF number anyway but these guys are so much
more than that. With their Headquarters based in Iceland, it is inevitable that Primex Iceland is influenced by its geographical surroundings and embraces the rich natural products which are native to the area.
In 1999, they opened a hi-tech factory in Siglufjordur dedicated to the production of chitin and
chitosan which promote skin-healing and protection. In 2012 they were awarded “The Icelandic
Innovation Award” for creating popular, commercial products underpinned by solid, rigorous
scientific research and testing.
Recently, Primex has provided emergency staff in Iceland’s national hospital with ChitoCare Medical
products to relieve the pain and discomfort from cracked skin after using strong hand sanitizers and
to protect them from irritation.
Now for another winner. This year’s BEST SHAMPOO / CONDITIONER GOLD WINNER in the UK 2020 Global Makeup Awards was Biovène Barcelona for their Argan Oil & Mint Hydrate Repair Conditioner In-A-Bar.
Here at the Global Makeup Awards, we really loved this innovative company and product. Rather
than using the traditional conditioner design, this product comes in a bar containing natural Argan
oil, Peppermint, Macadamia oil, Beeswax and Shea butter. Not only is it plastic-free (always a good
thing), it also reduces water waste and increases efficiency (1 bar provides 50% more treatments
than a typical bottle).
Additionally, the company has a strong no-cruelty ethos as well as supporting vegan lifestyles and embraces the beauty of diversity across the globe.
Please, please do try their conditioner in-a-bar. This is a wonderful idea which should really catch-
OK, thanks for reading another In the Spotlight Blog. I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I
enjoyed writing it. These guys are deserved winners of their beauty awards and I’m sure we’ll all be
hearing much more from them in the future!
Until next time, CIAO!!!
Don’t let’s be coy. Our V area needs as much love and attention as our faces. Being a delicate area, often with sensitive skin, it is important to use products specially designed for 'down there'! And our team are loving THE PERFECT V product range which also happens to have been a winner in the 2019 Scandinavian Global Makeup Awards.
Anyone who’s experienced an in-growing hair after shaving or a reaction to a soap or shower gel requiring a visit to the chemist will appreciate the use of a product dedicated for the vaginal area.
The ethos of this brand is to give women confidence and provide a positive image of themselves. Certainly being confident with your freshness at all times in this area is one less worry whatever age you are.
The ingredients are sourced from the Nordic home of this product featuring Arctic Cloudberry which has incredibly high levels of Vitamin C helping to enhance and brighten skin appearance. It also contains Omega -6 and -3 to promote healthy looking skin and vitamin A to rejuvenate the skin cells Bilberry extract is the skin conditioning agent containing anti ageing resveratrol and quercetin along with vitamins B C and E whilst it’s fruit has anti oxidant Properties.
The light fresh scent of elderflower also provides protection against free radical damage, lingonberries, the famous scandi super fruit, and sea buckthorn all contribute to the natural and soothing effect of the VV range. The judges loved the presentation of Vanicure essentials. Small enough to put in your hand luggage (30cc each item) the box contains one each of the VV Gentle Wash, the VV Gentle Exfoliator and V V Cream providing every step of your routine to moisturise and condition your skin. RRP $39.00.
Complement these with The perfect V Serum Very V which really calms irritated skin. The product may be for an area mostly kept under wrap but the packaging is so discreet no one will guess where it’s going to be applied. We all loved it !
This July's hottest shower gels as tried and tested by the Global Makeup Awards and Global Green Beauty Awards team
Don't be caught out by July showers, indoors not outdoors!
We’ve been having a great time testing shower gels and smelling really sweet. Shower gels are such a pleasure to use and can really awaken and revitalise your morning routine. When choosing a shower gel you've got to go for what is important for you.
Maybe you struggle waking up in the morning - in which case choose a citrusy shower gel with zest to wake you up. If you suffer from dry and dull skin you will need a more performance related shower gel that will hydrate your skin and leave it smooth - perhaps with a light exfoliation to remove dead skin cells. Or maybe for you it's all about the materials - is it organic, ethical, natural, zero waste? (If the last things are important to you then you will love reading about our 2020 Global Green Beauty Awards winners which will be announced in our e-magazine Global Makeup Magazine on 10th August.)
As shower gels cover such a huge range of personal choices whether though ingredients, strength or just personal taste, we thought we would touch on some of our July favourites from three well known brands, each with shower gels at a very similar price point, but all delivering something completely different.
We tested The Organic Pharmacy Shower Gel with Lemon & Eucalyptus, REN Clean Skincare Atlantic Kelp and Magnesium antifatigue Body Wash and Guava and Gold Paradise Found Bath and Shower Gel.
We’ve loved the healthy and refreshing fragrance when coming out of the shower after using The Organic Pharmacy’s Shower Gel with Lemon and Eucalyptus. You can buy it online for £25.95, in their shops (we love their flagship shop off Argyle Road near Oxford Street station, or even in Selfridges.) The eucalyptus in it has a really clean fragrance without being antiseptic. No sulphides in this product. Just the job to make you feel ready to face a Covid news week. We love the zesty scent which really awakens and refreshes in the morning.
RENs Clean Skincare Atlantic Kelp and Magnesium Antifatigue Bodywash, which has a RRP of £22.00 is also sulphide free and is infused with a blend of Anti-fatigue Essential oils. What better way to face a busy day.
What you may not have realised about this shower gel, is that is made from 100% recycled plastic, including using ocean plastic. If you are concerned about your plastic use, then this is a great green and clean brand to go for, as they are thinking ethically about their packaging and how they can re-use the plastic which is already out there. You can also enjoy its clean ingredients - Atlantic Kelp Extract is a source of essential minerals to nourish. Magnesium PCA helps moisturise the skin, it also contains Sage, Cypress, Geranium, Rosemary which provide a fresh, energising and uplifting scent.
And finally. Guava and Gold Paradise Found Bath and Shower Gel which has a RRP of £20.00. This shower gel left our judges feeling completely pampered and moisturised. In fact it won Gold in the UK 2020 Global Makeup Awards.
Paraben free and phthalate free fragrance, this is very much a gel based on the seductive scents Of exotic fruits and flowers and infused with jasmine, tuberose and a base of amber and pink cedar. You of course can't miss the gorgeous packaging of this product and the gold shimmer that it leaves you. A truly indulgent shower gel, this makes for a great present, or you can just spoil yourself.
So whatever takes your fancy from the range of products, you can see there is something perfect for everyone!
There is just one month left to enter the 2020 USA Global Makeup Awards.
This is our inaugural launch for the USA and we know it is going to be just as big as the UK Global Makeup Awards was.
It made sense to expand our awards to different regions across the globe, There are so many brands out there, and for America all the more so, there are so many great MADE IN THE USA brands! So it is time to celebrate them.
Beauty Awards in the USA
Beauty Awards are a big thing in the UK. In fact there are a tonne of them. We love to celebrate the best of the best new launches and consumers are always looking to find what is the hottest on trend beauty product on the market right now. But when you look to the USA, things have gone a bit quieter on the beauty awards and makeup awards front? There are the odd awards by magazines but not many awards that we can see which are independently judged and adjudicated by a team of beauty experts. For two countries with not only a shared language, but also a shared love of beauty products this seems to not align correctly. So we are delighted that the Global Makeup Awards has branched out and created an awards, just for America.
Products need to be available to purchase in America either by post or in shop in order to enter these awards. American beauty products are a huge thing. In fact - even Cosmo did an article for UK residents on what beauty products to buy in America if they are visiting there as not all are available to buy in the UK, making some products a bit like cult classics....especially when shopping in the famous ULTA and Sephora. I mean, some people even pack an extra suitcase when travelling to the USA just for beauty buys... oh and some Hershey's chocolate. In fact, in America, these are called the MVP Beauty Players - or in other words, the Most Valuable Player beauty brands.
Did you know Glossier (it's only been around since 2014 can you believe it!?) Drunk Elephant and CoverGirl were all American beauty brands? That's right. Some more hot American beauty brands out there right now and perhaps a little lesser known in the UK are BeautyCounter's tinted moisturizer, and RMS beauty un-coverup.
We've all heard of Kylie cosmetics here in the UK and we are hoping they will be entering the 2020 USA Global Makeup Awards. We'd love to try their Stormi palette with its unique periwinkle shade and beautiful butterfly packaging. Let's see how it rates against the other big palette players like Urban Decay's Naked palette. The Kylie Cosmetics brand was made famous by the Kylie Lip Kit - which sold both a lippie and a pencil for $36.
There is also Milk Makeup out there, which is an American brand from New York. They don't currently ship internationally which means it's time to book a flight and a suitcase if you want to get your hands on their Matcha stick cleanser.
Our 2020 USA Global Makeup Awards close in just one month. That's not much time to get entries in and we can't wait to see which hot hot hot products will be entering this year. We are of course looking for the best of new launches and are so excited to see who the winners will be in this year's American beauty awards.
Anywho, we will be announcing the winners for the USA Global Makeup Awards on 10th September - so keep an eye out - it's going to be one to watch if you want to keep up to date on the hottest beauty trends on the other side of the pond
The Global Makeup Awards team xx
My recent blogs showcasing some of our recent 2020 UK Global Makeup Awards winners have been pleasingly popular, I must say I love writing them! Today I would like to highlight some more wonderful
companies which not only have super products deserving of beauty awards but also have such
fascinating back-stories and positive contributions to our industry.
BEST ANTI AGEING PRODUCT GOLD WINNER
24K Gold & Manuka Honey Face Oil
Manuka Doctor was gold winner for best anti ageing product in the UK 2020 Global Makeup Awards. Manuka Doctor is a company with a firm foot still in its homeland among the fresh New Zealand
mountains where their expert Bee Keepers source high-quality, quality authentic Mānuka Honey.
The last few years has seen demand for the honey increase dramatically as more and more people
become tuned-in its well-being properties.
The origins of the company go all the way back to 1909 and the Manuka Doctor strives to keep their
production techniques as clean and pure now as they were in the beginning. Their philosophy is to
use the best ingredients from New Zealand and the remain a rare example of a New Zealand honey
company which runs its private business in a fully integrated way.
We loved this product because we could see an approved appearance of our skin, reduced wrinkles and improved skin radiance. It is 2020's must have beauty product.
BEST BEAUTY TOOL GOLD WINNER
Skinvigorate Sonic Skin Care System
Mary Kay Mission – Enriching the lives of women and their families around the world. That’s a great mission statement! Furthermore, Mary Kay back it up by creating excellent products
which really do have a positive effect on women and their families!
Founded in 1963, Mary Kay’s original offer consisted of one foundation product along with four
skincare products. By the late eighties they had banned animal testing and created a recycling
programme. Soon after they achieved the impressive milestone of $1Billion wholesale sales.
According to Instagram Mary Kay China has just celebrated its 25 th Birthday.
The company’s standpoint on equality is inspirational and I absolutely love how they promote their
beauty products from a feminist standpoint as well as vocally getting behind the recent #BLM
movement. This is a company run by people who know who they are and what change they want to
make in the world. Mary Kay’s huge success only underpins the notion that you don’t have to
abandon your values to be successful.
The Skinvigorate Sonic Skin Care System provides you with a cleaner, impurity free face in just 60 seconds. It was truly deserving of a gold win in the UK 2020 Global Makeup Awards. The Skinvigorate also removes 4 x more dirt, makeup and pollutants compared to just hand cleaning at home. This means you are left with super clean skin, that looks fresher and rejuvenated. It really is a must have cleanser, up there with LumiSpa and Foreo Luna 3 skincare cleansers.
I’d love to tell you more about these brands but probably the best thing you can do is head over to
their websites to find out more about their history, their products and their latest news.
They are thoroughly deserving of their beauty awards and in this tough year so far, I definitely think
any products that help us feel better and healthier are a great thing,
By the way, here in Italy the weather is super-hot, just as it has been in the UK, and it is great to see
lots of German tourists have come back to Italy as soon as they could, to enjoy the food, culture and
beautiful scenery. It’s a huge boost not only to the tourism sector but to everyone’s mood. Living in
a ghost town started off like a novelty but it soon became quite draining!
Also, thank you for all your entries in the Global Green Beauty Awards and the 2020 USA Global Makeup Awards - watch out for their entry deadlines closing in mid july and 1st of August respectively.
Until next time!
USA 2020 Global Makeup Awards launch June 1st 2020
We are ecstatic to announce the launch of the USA 2020 Global Makeup Awards. We had over 350 entrants for the UK awards, and we are sure we are going to beat this record with the USA.
The USA is the global leader in beauty and cosmetics which means we can't wait to see their hottest launches for 2020. We were so excited to go to the North America, Las Vegas COSMOPROF beauty event this year, which has been postponed. It typically attracts over 40,000 guests which is quite incredible. They are hoping their June dates will now be in September but due to the coronavirus outbreak this might be postponed again. Let's wait and see!
Regardless of Las Vegas Cosmoprof, we will be going ahead with the USA 2020 Global Makeup Awards. We have some key dates for your calender so be sure to put down the following for our beauty awards:
USA 2020 GLOBAL MAKEUP AWARDS.
June 1st 2020 - Awards open for entries
August 1st 2020 - Awards entries close
August 10th 2020 - Last submission of product samples
September 10th 2020 - Winners Announced Online
To enter the awards we are looking only for the newest and freshest beauty products - so we are looking for products launched after January 2018 only. We require 6 x product samples which will be judged by our panel of judges. Please note that for shipping from the USA to the UK you will need to fill our the appropriate customs label! We have categories for makeup, skincare, body care, haircare innovation and more, so have a look at our USA 2020 Global Makeup Awards product categories list which is available to view now. The product entry page will be open from June 1st when the awards go live for entries.
From big to Indy brands, we have seen that everyone is in for a chance to win with our beauty awards. Winners will receive a paper certificate and an online winners badge for their gold, silver or bronze wins in the awards. Online they will also get a back link direct to their website and gold winners will also have a free image on our website to enhance their win.
If, however, green and clean is more your thing, then why not look into our Global Green Beauty Awards. This is open to brands globally and there are no launch date restrictions. There are categories for brands and beauty products which are green, organic, natural, ethical, zero waste, cruelty free or made from key natural ingredients. Entries for the Global Green Awards are open now until July 15th.
Global Beauty Awards and an update from Italy for all those curious from the UK and beyond!
Hi everyone, Dan from the Global Beauty Awards here again with a little update on the state of
things here in the lake garda region on Italy where the sun is shining but the beaches are empty, and
the bars are closed. Tomorrow we have an exciting announcement - at 5pm we will be announcing the winners of the UK 2020 Global Makeup Awards. There's been a record number of entries for this awards with over 350 entries! We couldn't believe how many big and small brands entered. If you are still looking to enter an award for your brand - our Global Green Beauty Awards are open for entry with categories for ethical, green, vegan, zero waste, plastic free and natural beauty brands.
I thought I would also give a little update on life at the moment in Italy where I am writing this from, as we really can't avoid discussing the coronavirus situation and how it is affecting everyday life in every country and of all walks of life. So, nearly eight weeks have passed since the Italian government declared a lockdown in the country and the rules have gradually become stricter. I live in a fairly small town of 7,000 inhabitants and local news and gossip spreads quickly round here!
Last week a citizen was fined 220 euros for not wearing a mask while walking his dog. In the Lombardy region it is now compulsory for anyone leaving the house to wear a mask or at least cover their face with a scarf or bandana. Then a few
days later, a woman who is in the process of moving from one house to another was fined 550 euros
for passing by her new house to pick up some things while on the way to the supermarket. So, I think
its fairly to say that the lockdown is being enforced quite strictly here.
The good news though is that the daily death rare, whilst still terrifyingly high, is going down and
hopefully the worst is behind us. The government is planning to re-open some businesses and we
are awaiting official confirmation of ‘phase 2’ plans. They are due to make an announcement today,
but we are expecting that on May 4 th some of the restrictions forbidding us to go out will be lifted.
That’s s huge relief as it is extremely eerie watching police cars slowly circle the block while playing a
pre-recorded message through a loudspeaker, warning residents to say in their houses. I’m a little
more used to the strange atmosphere in the supermarkets now although shopping is not the
highlight of me week and I’ve managed to stretch out to nine days between visits, even if that
means more meals of tuna and pasta than I’d normally like.
On the bright side, since the local beach, which is two minutes away, is out of bounds, I’ve had more
time to work with my colleagues on our next beauty awards. Actually, that’s not a chore because our
team rocks and we love our jobs. Still, paddle-boarding out on the lake is always pretty special.
So, what have we been up to? Well we opened for entries to the Global Green Beauty Awards a few weeks
ago and we’ve already had an impressive number of entries. It’s so reassuring to know that the
beauty industry takes the environment so seriously and is working so hard to create products in an
ethical and sustainable way.
Thank you to everyone who has entered so far, for anyone who would still like to enter their
product, we are accepting entries until mid-July but don’t delay. Enter now and don’t miss the
chance to showcase your fantastic products and share with us all the important work you do to help
the planet with your entry into the Global Green Beauty Awards.
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