Relax and unwind with Champneys: Personal Pamper Day – Beauty from the Inside Out Skin and Hair

Now I’m pretty sure than I’m not the only person who looks pretty haggard when under stress.  My already dark circles get darker, my skin looks sallow and I have a pretty neglected looking air about me.  A dozen different things are conspiring to steal my joy right now, but as a middle finger up to all of them, I decided to have a personal pamper party and treat myself with some soothing potions lotions and scents. First, my Champneys candle.  It smells gorgeous, just like a posh spa. And what pamper session would be complete without a face mask. […]

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Catch 22: skincare in your 30’s and beyond – spots vs. wrinkles

For our second topic in the 2014 blogger challenge, we were given skincare.  I loved our last topic of ‘Inspiration’ (for the new year) and have read some fabtastic blog posts.  Keep em coming peeps. I had thought I was a beauty addict before I started blogging, but my thirst for lovely things has increased exponentially since I caught the blogger bug.  Knowing that there is no ‘imperfection’ that can’t be corrected is pretty addictive, and I now have products to combat problems I never knew I had before.  This post however I will be discussing those skin issues that […]

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A lighthearted look at gender specific health, beauty haircare and makeup

In the beginning I have to confess that I did not even know what the word gender meant until I was in my first year of senior school, and I was handed a questionnaire with the mind-bending field emblazoned on it.  Had it been accompanied by the handy little M and F tick boxes, I might have had a clue.  As it was, I quite meekly approached the person handing out said questionnaires, and muttered ‘erm…what is this gen-dray (pronounced as such) thing’.  It was actually an older pupil and not a teacher, so after giving me a withering look […]

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Love me beauty box has arrived

I’m so excited….that I just can’t hide it…I’m about to lose control and I think I like it… Oh yeah! Ok that’s quite enough of that.  I do apologise my dears, but I really am excited to have received my Love Me beauty box, mentioned here earlier in the week. So without further adue, I present my lovely present to me, so I may share my enthusiasm with you all. Apologies for picture quality, I get hand tremors which give most of my photos a ‘soft focus’ type look, which is not what you want when you’re trying to showcase […]

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Makeup free day aka Love Your Skin

I know it sounds scary, but hear me out… Alot of makeup is fabulously skin friendly these days – not like the pancake it used to be.  It is ultimately very wearable, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day if so desired.  The traditionalist in me however likes one makeup free day a week, just to give my skin a chance to breath. Focus on skincare Is a much less threatening descriptive term.  I like the chance to do a deep pore cleanse the evening before (especially as my skincare routine is a little….well…lazy), without loading in the makeup […]

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