Hello! Welcome to my first ‘favourites’ post, hopefully to become a regular fixture. I will try to incorporate a variety of things so there’s something for everyone but it’s likely that some months will be more beauty/fashion/skin care focused than others.
So, without further ado, lets begin.
When out shopping with a friend, she picked up a pair of these with enthusiasm. The picture doesn’t really do them justice. They’re an incredibly soft and light material – perfect for hot summer days (the handful of times that occurs in Britain). The pattern is eye-catching and fun and the style is slightly high-waisted without leaving any bum cheek peeking out at the bottom – a common problem I have with high-waisted shorts. For their price, an absolute bargain. Perfect with a pair of white converse, a crop top, and big celebrity sunglasses.
This was a surprising find. I’d picked up the individual packet version on a whim and a tight budget. I thought it might at least clean up my skin a little. Well, to my surprise, it did. When you first put it on, it’s incredibly thick but spreads easily enough. After a few seconds it gets hot. Like properly hot. Not warming up to skin temperature hot. I was so surprised I actually gasped out loud. It was like having an actual spa treatment. My face was soon very pleasantly warm and I can imagine how soothing it must be if used in the middle of winter.
After 5 minutes, you remove it with a wet flannel – comes off like water. I actually did notice a small difference in my skin. The two angry spots that were sitting under my skin as big lumps but refused to come to a head (you know the kind) felt and looked better. Little blemishes on my cheeks were reduced and my skin overall just looked GOOD. So I bought a whole tube :D.
Comes with a Muslin cloth but I ditched that for the far superior, good, old-fashioned flannel. This plant based cleanser is lovely. Perfect for people with sensitive/combo skin however is suitable for all including vegetarians and vegans alike. I use as a morning cleanser after showering when my skin is a bit upset from the heat and steam, therefore cannot speak of its make-up removing abilities. I’m not thoroughly convinced of its brightening abilities either, however it calms my skin and redness right down, smells lovely (plant-like but not flowery) and is very budget friendly. It washes off well leaving no residue and leaves my skin feeling soft and clean, but not that god awful squeaky clean *squeak squeak* All in all, will definitely be buying again.
Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil, The Body Shop, £11.00.
This one came recommended from a number of beauty bloggers I follow. It’s a cleansing oil, suitable for sensitive skin and acne prone sufferers. The formula is very lightweight but effective, and leaves no residue. Again, this smells beautiful, even on the flannel the next morning. I would use this as either a second cleanse or an AM cleanse. A 200ml bottle will last you a long time; 1-2 pumps is all you need. I’ve had mine since May, use it almost every day and I’m not even half way through. Lovely product, can’t wait to try the balm.
Boys (and girls too), here’s one for you.
Preacher is a new series just started on Amazon Prime, from the creators behind Breaking Bad, The Fast and the Furious, and This Is The End. Produced in part by Seth Rogen (don’t let that put you off), it’s based on comic books of the same name and loosely follows the plot. The characters are fantastic, the acting is brilliant thanks to good old fashioned English drama school training, it’s gorey, it’s Sci-Fi, it’s ambiguous, it’s funny, it’s well written. Ultimately it’s addictive. I won’t tell you what it’s about because I don’t want to spoil it. Obviously if you watch it already, or are familiar with the comic books then you’ll already know but sssh for those who don’t. Please.
New episodes every Monday. Get watching. Your welcome.
Finally, here are a couple more things that I like
‘Boris, how do you feel about the Tories’ problems?’