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The Gemstone: Ruby

The Life: Cancers are kind, generous and love to please, but are ruled by emotions and the moon, so they can be moody occasionally! This also means they have an enormous amount of empathy for others. Cancerian Gems thrive in comfortable, calm and stable environments.

The look: Be inspired by the moon and the sea – think dreamy silvers, sea foam, turquoise and coral. Luminous and radiant textures are perfect for Cancerian Gems, so go for glow!


Lavendar Cocktail

Our latest blog series brings you signature Issada cocktail recipes that are inspired by the organic botanical and herb extracts we source from around the globe. We’re kicking things off in episode one of Issada Cocktail Hour with a Lavender Martini.

You will need:

Cocktail Shaker

Martini Glass



1 shot (45mls) vanilla vodka

15mls fresh lemon juice

7mls Lavender Syrup

1 fresh lavender sprig to garnish

Directions: Fill your cocktail shaker with ice. Pour all ingredients in and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with the lavender sprig


Issada xo


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The Gemstone: Aquamarine

The Life: Gemini Gems are charming, charismatic and excellent communicators. They can be intoxicating to be around – it’s never a dull moment with a Gemini thanks to the two very different sides of their personality.

The Look: Geminis are beauty risk takers! Don’t be afraid to try different looks and step outside your comfort zone – you can pull it off. Neon brights are a must – think orange, yellow, hot pink or electric green. Bold lips and nails are the perfect signature look for a gemini.