In a complete 180 degree turn on my old attitude to skincare (which was, to summarise: zzz facewipes are all I need and I’ll be young forever) I now can’t get enough of the stuff. I’m always on the lookout for new products that will transform my dull, blotchy skin into something altogether more fabulous. Yep, I’m still chasing the dream of that #NoMakeupSelfie. I was recently sent the Anti-Redness Facial Cream* by Peachy Fox and, having seen it around the ‘gram a bit, I was intrigued to give it a go.
So, God knows how this happened considering my Christmas dinner feels like it was last week, but we’re now more than halfway through the year. EEK. In order to distract myself from the sheer panic of how quickly time is going (and that I really need to start putting more money into pension, seeing as I’ll be 70 in about two months at this rate), I decided to focus on some of my favourite brand discoveries of the year. Of course there are still five months for me to fall in love with new products, but for now these are my winners of 2017… View Full Post
When it comes to my skincare, I can be a bit all over the place. Sometimes I’m a total skincare boff and follow all the steps (even toner, say whuuut), preach to whoever will listen about the benefits of a double cleanse, and vow to spend all spare incoming money on whatever Kiehl’s or Origins products I’m lusting over. Then sometimes I get drunk and fall asleep in my makeup… ahh, I call it balance (others may call it disgusting). View Full Post
As the old saying goes, tan-liness is next to godliness (err, something like that anyway). As such, I’ve always taken my quest to find a good fake tan v. seriously indeed, and I’ve tried a lot of brands in my time. One that I’ve heard a lot of buzz about but hadn’t got round to trying myself yet was Skinny Tan, so when a bottle passed through work recently I seized the opportunity to try it out (along with one of the application mitts and an exfoliation mitt too – in for a penny etc).
I don’t know if I’m alone in this (don’t you dare let me down and say I am), but I kind of hate having to shower. Taking my clothes off and being all cold and then getting in the shower and being all hot, and then getting out and being all cold again while waiting to get warm… it’s just straight-up HASSLE. And don’t get me started on how red and blotchy I go after a shower, because I genuinely thought that might ruin my relationship when me and the BF went away together for the first time (who wants to go out with a blotchy tomato?). View Full Post
Happy Valentine’s Day, one and all! Now, rather than waste a post on nause-inducing romance, I decided that today was the day to tell you all about one of my favourite, most-loved (great link, see?) experiences of recent weeks: my visit to Foofed. ‘Foof?’ you ask, ‘Isn’t that another word for a vagi-‘ – yes, yes it is, dear readers. But Foofed is also a gorgeous new blow dry bar / ultimate pre-night out destination in Sutton Coldfield. I was recently invited along to try out a treatment, and as I had an event to go to, I decided that a curly blow dry was definitely something I needed in my life. View Full Post
Hello there my little festive elves! Christmas shopping season is upon us, and before I start churning out my gift guides (aka not-so-subtle hints to my family members of what I’d like to receive come December 25th, please and thanks), I decided to dedicate a full post to this oh-so-cute little gift that plopped through my letterbox last week. Looking for a quirky present for the girl who has EVERYTHING? Look no further than the lovechild of flower delivery company Bloom & Wild and beauty box giants Birchbox: the Birchtree. View Full Post
If you know me well (or even just speak to me for about twenty minutes) then you’ll know the 3 things I absolutely could not do without are fake tan, acryllic nails and false eyelashes. They are my trifecta of ‘going out out’ beauty items, and I think I’d genuinely rather go out without shoes on then without one of them. As such, the fact I’ve been able to try out THREE new eyelash brands lately is just fabulous and also dandy. As much as I love my trusty Eylure and my cheaper Primark Sultry lashes, it’s always good to see what other alternatives are out there and I feel like I’ve now discovered some proper gems. Read on my little friends, read on…
Taking care of my skin has started to creep up my list of priorities over the last year or so – I don’t know, maybe it’s because I’ve stopped watching TOWIE so I have more time to dedicate to the important things now. Anyway, the days of just swooshing a face wipe around my face are thankfully long gone (except for when I’m drunk, obvi) and I’m currently in a proper skincare regime. There are four products I’m using regularly at the moment that I’m a big fan of, and they actually – gasp – make me look forward to cleansing at the end of the day.
Taking better care of your skin is one of the things I’ve realised is essential once you’re in your mid-20s (along with actually having to exercise and suddenly taking an interest in curtains, apparently). While we know that things like facials and microdermabrasion are beneficial from a young age, treatments in a salon can get pricey. So when I saw a couple of bloggers raving about an at-home microdermabrasion device I was VERY intrigued. I’ve since got my hands on my very own PMD Personal Microderm* (RRP £135), and after trialing it for a few months it’s safe to say I’m a bit in love with it. View Full Post