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 ;)!
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 :
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!
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???
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.
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.
Rating ; You’d be balm-y not totry 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.
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.