Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Tea with La Bella Figura



It has finally happened, La Bella figura has finally crossed the pond! But you may not know why I am so excited about this fact. You see, for the past two years I have been eagerly awaiting for this brand to grace the shelves of Content. From my first order of travel size collection, to the last of their new makeup line (reviews here and here), I have been absolutely charmed by the luxury, performance and delightful scents of La Bella Figura products.

To top everything, Victoria ( one of two founders of LBF) was visiting London, and held a tea with the help of  the epic blogging duo that is Mayah and Sabrina from Call it Vanity (oh how I envy their organisational skills). It was a small intimate affair, with eight people attending, including two other wonderful bloggers Amber (Amber's Beauty Talk) and Lynda ( Wonderlusting). The venue was charming Camellia's tea house, on the second floor in the Kingsley court just of Carnaby street. The place itself was absolutely wonderful, with welcoming decor, friendly staff, completely unpretentious and very busy. After choosing our personal tea and cake, we were greeted with towering platters of sandwiches, scones and a wonderful selection of fruit. 



Of course the tea itself wasn't the main point of the occasion, we came to meet Victoria and chat beauty.

La Bella Figura has been around for four years and they still blend all their products in their own studio, however they feel that they have outgrown it, and will be moving to a different location at some point in the new year. What is even more exciting is this move will be accompanied by a whole new look for their products, and a bunch of new additions. All of which sound like something you wouldn't want to miss. In the UK they are starting with a capsule collection of four products, due to the length of EU accreditation process, with the hopes of bringing the entire line across. I could not resist asking Victoria what her favourite La bella figura product was. It turns out it is none other than the Barbary fig oil, which she uses not only on her face but also her hair. I loved finding out that Victoria and Karen visited all of their suppliers and that the Barbary fig oil they use comes from Tunisia (hence why they refer to it as Barbary fig rather than prickly pear).



Since we were talking all the things beauty, naturally other brands came up and it turns out that Victoria loves supporting other green brands and some of her favourites were Laurel, W3ll people, May Lindstrom, Kjaer Weis and Gressa ( I am sure there were others but these are the ones I remembered). I am sad to report that a Night for Green Beauty is not coming to Europe, but the ladies from La Bella figura ( Victoria in particular) is hoping to come back in the spring. Personally I am eagerly awaiting new additions to the La Bella Figura line and who knows, maybe a London perfume is on the cards.

17 comments:

  1. Beautiful setting and beautiful people - very jealous, but loved seeing these photos! It looks like you had such a nice time :) (And the cakes look delicious!) x

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    1. Oh, PS - thanks for sharing Victoria's green beauty picks - always so interesting to find out what skincare line gurus use themselves! x

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    2. oh that cake I still dream about it! I always want to know what the founders are using too! xx

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  2. you are lucky with your blogger meeting.. In montreal I'm alone with arabesque :(
    xx thank for sharing :)

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    1. Well to be perfectly honest not that many are from London, Amber travelled for 2 hours by car and train to het there ;) xx

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  3. Oh how I wish I was in London! Tea ,green beauty chat and cakes (that cake *drool*) = bliss. Lovely pictures, thank you for sharing. Wishing you a happy new year, filled with health and happiness <3 xx

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    1. Thank you Liz, I wish you were in London too! Hope you have a fab year xx

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  4. Looks like such a lovely and charming event! So nice that you got to talk and find out more about the brand x

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    1. It was really lovely, hopefully there will be another one soon xx

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  5. I can't wait to try La Bella Figura! Victoria and this tea party both sound lovely.

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    1. Yes it was a wonderful afternoon! hope you get to try it soon xx

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  6. sounds like you had a great time! x

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  7. Ah can't believe I didn't comment on this! I did read it when you posted I promise! Had a lovely day with you, thank you for my earrings too & the Lotus Wei scents :) xx

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    1. Ha ha don't worry I'm terrible at commenting myself lately! Thank you for my body bars and yes loved green chatting with you too xx :)

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