Namrata Kamdar

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Namrata Kamdar

We got chatting to Namrata Kamdar, founder of clean beauty brand Plenaire (the UK’s answer to Glossier), about her lockdown life...

WHERE ARE YOU WRITING THIS?

In my study, in my pyjamas, surrounded by shipper tape and boxes

 

WHERE ARE YOU DREAMING OF GOING AS SOON AS THE QUARANTINE ENDS?

San Sebastien, Spain 

 

WHAT QUOTE/ MANTRA / MINDFULNESS GO TO IS GETTING YOU THROUGH THIS?

The most important relationship you will have, is the one you have with yourself.

 

WHAT IS KEEPING YOU LAUGHING? 

My kids and the horror of actually going back to showering and doing the school run. Pathetically, am really in no rush for this to end some days.  

 

WHAT WON’T YOU EVER TAKE FOR GRANTED AGAIN POST QUARANTINE?

Fresh, glazed Krispy Kremes and artisanal coffee. “Window shopping” at Liberty’s. 

 

WHAT SMALL BUSINESSES ARE YOU LOVING AND WOULD LIKE TO GIVE A SHOUT TO?

The Deck, of course. Also loving Kester Black breathable nail varnishes. 

 

WHAT RESTAURANT WILL BE YOUR FIRST MEAL POST QUARANTINE?

My husband and I had our 16th anniversary planned at Amaya, so we will rebook there.

 

WHAT IS KEEPING YOU ENTERTAINED - PRINT OR DIGITAL?

A bit of both and Netflix, just binge watched The Split with Nicola Walker, highly recommend it. 

 

WE ARE CALLED THE DECK – WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE CARD GAME?

Crazy 8’s, followed by Rummy

 

WHAT WOULD YOUR DREAM SUIT LOOK LIKE?

Single breasted, relaxed roll up sleeves, antique buttons, super minimal on the outside with a statement silk lining, perhaps using an offcut of my wedding saree or one of my mum’s vintage brocade silk sarees. 

 

WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING ON NETFLIX?

The Staircase… creepy. 

 

WHAT ARE YOU READING?

Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe by Roger McNamee

 

CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT YOUR SKINCARE REGIME? THE PRODUCTS YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT.

A deep cleanse in the bath followed by a hydrating face mask and a large glass of water. Loving 8 greens at the moment too. 

My faves these days: Daily: DHC Cleansing oil, Verso Deep Cleanse, Plenaire Rose Jelly, Plenaire Tripler Exfoliating Clay, Chantecaille Serum foundation

2*Weekly: Drunk Elephant Sukari Babyfacial, Herbivore Bakuchiol, Shani Darden Texture Reform

 

YOUR GO TO VITAMINS?

Beauty Chef Inner Glow, and the Super Elixir Recovery in dark chocolate after the gym

 

HOW ARE YOU KEEPING YOUR KIDS ENTERTAINED?

I cook them handmade organic meals regularly and they diligently complete their homework assignments every hour with their virtual assistants. 

JUST KIDDING. I’m afraid I am not doing that very well. We feed them once in a while and vaguely check their homework now and again. 

 

WHAT IS YOUR HOME WORKOUT OF CHOICE?  

Yoga Booty Blast with Karena and Katrina at toneitup.com’s virtual fitness community and aramyoga.com  

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