Friday Rant alert : Johnson’s – Ear buds – I know but REALLY

Environment WIN, product FAIL

Rating; annoyed, annoying, angry…and that’s just me.  If you don’t use ear buds switch off now, if you don’t but do like a good old rant for fun then, read on!

Inside scoop;  I’m a mum, I’m a woman, I wear make-up that means collectively I’ve 20+ years experience of using cotton wool buds which makes me fully fully qualified to tell Johnson & Johnson they are MISTAKEN in their ear bud re-design.  Read on before you judge me ;)!

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Before & after : just saying…

Cotton buds made by Johnson & Johnson will no longer have plastic stems, following a campaign to banish plastic from the sea. Stock image

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If life gives you lemons ; suck away I say! Why? Well they’re great for the skin! And more

If life gives you lemons…don’t make lemonade … turn them in a beauty therapy which packs a punch!

Rating; luscious, lovely, like-able, lively, live-longer, LEMONS ; who knew the humble LEMON had so many beauty uses & health benefits…I didn’t until now.

Inside scoop;  2 rather gorgeous kind ladies who I’d be utterly lost without (you know who you are….Kerry and Alex!) bought me a lemon tree as a present for my birthday and as a cheer me up from them and my team, having not been well. So at first I thought err ok erm thanks (and inside my head EEK EEK EEK how the hell am I going to keep THIS alive : see Facebook fake cactus post, I digress!).  BUT then I read the letter it came with :

https://www.womenshealthmag.com/beauty/uses-for-lemons

 

 

And I was less Sour and more Lemon POWER…and pursued my lemon growing dream…with a little help.

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Terrific Tuesday a tale of East Meets West

Terrific Tuesday : a tale of East Meets West and Skin Science meets Natural goodness

Rating ; Yin-Yang tastic I’ve discovered an incredible new brand that somehow fuses the best of both worlds with Asian inspired natural goodness : together with cutting edge skin science.  All developed by someone who knows.  Ok down side? None I see yet!

Inside scoop;  Su-Man is a celebrity facialist inspired brand and so much more. I’ve been trialing some of their range recently and am loving their Asian-Fusion mix of skincare that works : plus natural ingredients.  I call it East meets West, you might just say it works…oh and its won a few awards too!

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Micellar what? Washing Wednesday get the low down on cleansing’s Summer must-try

Wash-me Wednesday cleansing alert MICELLAR WATER Summer’s hottest way to take it all off

Rating ; Micellar Water HOT cleansing LAZY GIRL ALERT mid-week any week, sometimes we all just want to quick-fix answer to cleansing.  Late home / late to bed / late from the gym just whatever – necessity is the mother of invention ; and along came micellar water.

Inside scoop;  One-second cleansing reality; sometimes I really I mean REALLY can’t be bothered with a beauty faff I just want to ‘dunk n splash’ (that’s what I call my daughter’s mid-week super-quick bathtime if we want a ‘whip her in, wipe her, pull her out night’!).  Because life can be too short for the Fully Monty sometimes.  BANG ; thank you beauty industry for inventing MICELLAR Water. Micellar WHAT you say???

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Micellar Water : think of it as a super quick  shake it all off bath for the face!

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Sizzling Saturday ; Meets Sad Sunday

Rating ; Whip-it, wipe it, wet it Ok stay with me (wherever you are… and whatever you’re doing right now) tonight’s top (ok only) tip is a quick n easy skin-saving top tip: make sure you take it off (or at least some of it).  I mean your make-up!

Inside scoop;  Murder on the Dance floor ; maybe come midnight if you’re sporting Panda eyes.  Happens to us all  So whether you’re watching Love Island or throwing shapes ten-cocktails in right now finding your next divine match; Saturday night’s only rule is TAKE IT OFF.  That especially applies to your FACE!

So tonight it’s as simple as my golden rule; stuck to it for years no matter HOW good the night, HOW much wine I’ve had, at some point (no rules on when) I do take it off…not always all of it ;)! As much as I can.  A wet wipe, a hot cloth, a quick dunk n splash but whatever you do whip of some of your make-up off, so that the morning after the night before is a little more bearable.

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Since I was little my golden rule has served me well.  Wedding, hen night, girl’s night, lad’s night, date night, no matter what once I’m home 9pm or 3am I whip it off….and if it’s good enough for Barry it’s good enough for me.

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Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny ; Squeaky-Cleany

Rating ; You’d be balm-y not to try this, and no apologies this won’t be my only or last balm-rave, nor cleansing post. Butter, balm, melt in your palm, this dinky pot packs a cleansing punch & will have you squeaky clean faster than a jet powered rubber duck.

Inside scoop;  Butter, melty, softy-gently oh-so-effective I switched to cleansing balms/butters some time ago and am mildly obsessed.  Especially kind to sensitive and/or more mature skin they whip off make-up in a flash without the rash! Super-soft melting buttery balm this Body Shop Cleansing Butter was recommended by a friend to me and I’ve never looked book.  I wear alot of make-up, ok really alot, so if it whips off mine, trust me it works.

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I confess I’m balmy about beauty balms I launched one of the first ‘rescue balm’s’ nearly 10 years ago  & now there’s a billion balms for all occasions.  Be warned some as you’d think can be a little over greasy, more like vaseline than balm and definitely don’t always do what they say on the tin. However Cleansing is a balm-match made in heaven as it gets in deep, lifts off make-up and impurities, but you can still freshen after with a toner. They call it sumptuous, I call this one plain effective and no-nonsense.

Body Shop’s wonderous Camomile Cleansing Butter

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