Bonjourno! I just LOVE what you’ve done with your hair. And your shoes! They’re fantastic! As you can tell, I’m feeling quite complimentary. I’m just in a rather jolly ol’mood!
Here’s a little review for you.
Weleda Skin Food:
I assumed it was some sort of body moisturiser because it didn’t say anything on the packet, but the name ‘skin food’ kind of suggested it to me.
It’s super thick and oily, which gives my skin a beauteous sheen (“I glow!!”) and silky soft, deep, 12h moisturisation. Surprisingly small amount needed too, and the outcome is just brilliant. Apparently – bit o’ gossip for you here – it’s used by Victoria Beckham and other celebs, and who knows, maybe this is her secret! (watch out footies…the girls are coming to getcha)
Orrrr…maybe not. There is one thing I haven’t mentioned which puts a bit of a damper on this shining spectacle; it smells rank! The tangy, pungent whiff made me think that mine had gone off, but when I smelt some more in a shop it was just as horrific.
Due to this, I am unsure whether to use or recommend this. The look and feel of my skin when I use it is almost incomparable…but so is the stink. In the worst way possible.
I guess, if you don’t think that anyone is going to be smelling you any time soon, go out, buy this, and maybe you’ll attract someone who will. From a distance. With nose pegs.
Seriously though, does anyone like the smell of this? Please let me know.
P.S. You. Look. FABULOUS.
Click Here for my moisture pointers post (who wants silky smooth skin please?)
As free as I am admitting this to all of you, I’m not quite comfortable showing the rest of the world so I am always on the look out for great anti-perspirants to stop myself looking like I’ve weed me armpits.
I’ve compiled a list of different anti-perspirants and which skin type they would work for. Let’s get started!
For the sweaty bunny
If you’re like me, then you have tried product after product and still can’t reach for the stars for fear of embarrassment. I hardly even remember the days when I didn’t have huge wet patches under my armpits from running, the sun, existing, etc, and boy did I stink.
If this is you, go for Dove Go Fresh Pomegranate and Lemon Verbena Scent. This is the best smelling anti-perspirant IN THE WORLD. There’s no irritation for you sensitive bunnies and it’s a lovely soft, light spray. I was very pleasantly surprised to find that I only developed small sweat patches after going to extreme lengths (running with my coat on, if you must know everything), and those sweat patches smelt fantabulous. My skin feels soft and smooth. Dove also claim that this lasts 48hrs and contains 1/4 moisturisers! If that isn’t quite enough for you, it has my seal of approval and is my favourite anti-perspirant to date. I love it.
For the stinky bunny
You could go for the above if you wanted, but this one has a much stronger scent which would be good for those of you who are really stink-concious.
When I first started using this I was completely wowed by it’s great smell and sweat prevention skills. I’ve gone off it a bit now in favour of the Dove one*, but I know a fair few people who swear by it.
The Sure Long Lasting Protection Bright Fragrance Collection anti-perspirant has a really strong and potent fragrance which, if sprayed enough, will cover up any manner of stinkiness.
*Funny story actually. I gave up on this when I developed huge wet sweat patches whilst ice-skating (don’t be fooled – I was exercising pretty hard), which my lovely friend Milly remarked upon. Thanks Mils.
For the sensitive, mild bunny
For a sweaty bunny like me this one just doesn’t cut it, but if you haven’t got much of a sweat problem then this will eliminate what you do have. If this sounds like you, then Soft and Gentle Kind to Skin anti-perspirant will be good for you. It feels nice on your skin and is great for sensitive bunnies. It is VERY MILD, so good for those who only need a little bit of help and don’t want to overload with a normal anti-perspirant and damage their skin.
One Anti-Perspirant that I Regret Buying
Sure crystal invisible pure anti white marks and yellow stains is a poor excuse for an anti-perspirant. Although I do feel mean writing this, I genuinely felt like I didn’t have anything on at all. I was sweating like a gorilla and still smelly as the product doesn’t really smell of much, nor does it make any effort to de-stink me. At least I know not to buy this one again!
So that’s it I hope I helped you find the right anti-perspirant and I won’t have to keep smelling my own sweat patches any more!
Don’t see your fave anti-perspirant on my list? Let me know what it is and I’ll give it a go!
This little tip will take your hands from sandpaper to silk. Tried and tested by yours truly!
Ok, so I found this idea a little while ago whilst surfing the web (can’t remember exactly which website…comment below if you’ve mentioned this on your site) and it really worked! I’m worried this may sound like an advertisement, but it isn’t a particular product that I’m talking about – there are loads of different products you can use for this. Anyway, time to spit it out already.
Take a face scrub and put some in the palm of your hand. Add a squirt of water and mix to form a runny paste and rub onto your hands, paying specific attention to dryer areas. Rinse off. Your hands will emerge feeling super soft, but remember to moisturise them afterwards as you would do after scrubbing your face. I recommend a face scrub because a normal body scrub will be too harsh on your hands, and face scrubs have smaller bits (technical term: unknown) which will give a more intense, deep and careful scrub.
The face scrub I use for this is The Body Shop vitamin C face scrub, I just find it works best on my skin.
I wouldn’t recommend using this if you already have super soft hands (please don’t gloat) as it may be too harsh on the skin if there isn’t actually and dead skin to remove.
As you may be aware, I am an internet shopping addict, which was how I came across buying this moisturiser, so the ‘frustration’ was my own fault really.
A while ago I was about to travel to France (bonjour) so I decided to stop being lazy and buy myself a new moisturiser. I was surfing around on superdrug.com having just ordered more batiste dry shampoo (lifesaver) when I came across this.
Now I have had problems with spots and blemishes for a while and the freederm adverts (I surprise even myself with my vulnerability towards advertisement) always claim to be super-effective in reducing spots, AND they have actual people saying that there’s nothing like it. Clever little freederm. I totally felt like I could trust them.
I FELT WRONG MY LITTLE FRIENDS.
In my high of internet shopping I thought it would be a fantastic idea to completely ignore the fact that I have sensitive skin and instead buy this chemically abundant moisturiser. I have, since it arrived, counted the number of scary chemical words on the ingredients list. There are many.
After ordering the product I informed my friend (who I swear has tried every single product that gives the impression of reducing spots, blackheads or oil) who then told me that I had made a terrible mistake and that she broke out when she used it.
I know, I know, I shouldn’t listen to everything she says, she’s not God. But I felt a bit bummed after that anyway because I had been excited to try my first freederm product. And it’s not like her’s was the only opinion! I had the freederm advert people on my side!
Long story short, I broke out. Thanks for lying to me freederm advertisement people.
Did the freederm perfecting moisturiser work for you? Comment below!
Bonjour readers! The keen-eyed amongst you may have noticed that I have made a twitter account from which you can keep an eye on all my new posts. Follow me (online please, not in real life). Now, back to beauty.
I received this as a freebie with another purchase, can’t remember what (mind, sieve…same thing), and couldn’t wait to try it out. The fat bottle and brush leads one to assume that ones lashes (gosh I sound posh…and I’m a poet!) shall also become fat after using, and one gets rather excited.
But don’t judge a mascara by its bottle – lashes are left thin, sparse and hard as rocks, and the only good thing about it is that it has an eye-opening effect. Putting on more coats does lengthen the lashes but also makes them clumpy and uneven.
It is also extremely hard to remove. I went through 4 simple face wipes (usually it only takes one) and splashed my face with water before giving up. That’s right. I’m a giver-upper.
Not good. Not good.
I really don’t recommend this mascara, but let me know in the comments if you would!
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As I so clearly expressed in my last blog post, I am completely in love with the BarryM nail paints. BUT DON’T JUDGE A NAIL PAINT BY ITS BRAND – 336 Crystal Glaze is rubbish on its own or as a top coat and it has made me very sad and upset.
You may be thinking, “but I just googled it and it looks so pretty!”
If this is you, don’t be fooled. That is exactly what I thought when I bought the sad little thing. It looks godly in the bottle, but on your nails the sparkles show up in huge clumps and don’t spread out and the rest of the nail just looks clear.
This is definitely a product I regret buying.
please tell me what you think of this nail polish! do you love it or loath it?
CLICK HERE to see me drooling over other Barry M nail polishes!
Hello! The time has come again to tell you a little more about myself by showing you my loves and loathes in and around the beauty world. Today, it’s a love, which is only getting stronger… The BarryM Nail Paints are SO cheap and SO beautiful…whenever I look at them I start salivating (TMI?) and I just want all of them, although I have forbidden myself from buying any more nail polishes as I currently own 33 (sneaky Model’s Own saleswomen with your free gifts and special offers). I love the vibrancy in all the colours, and they come in fairly small bottles which is great for me as I can buy loads of different colours instead of one big one. Oh, I could just stare at them forever…
Their Gelly range in particular always catches my eye because they just look so yummy and they remind me of ice cream and sweets and I love them! I currently own six BarryM nail paints and I love each one of them (except for one which I have reviewed HERE) and I seriously want all of the others.
What’s weird is that I don’t even wear nail polish that often as I can’t be bothered past the base coat, yet I have so many nail polishes. I guess I just like owning them and looking at the pretty shades in the bottles. Also I only tend to wear each nail polish 1-3 times before I get bored of it. You know I really like one if I use it more than three times!
These perfect polishes are available in Superdrug and on www.barrym.com
I just love these so much!!!!
I really really want to hear your thoughts on these guys and see if you love them as much as I do!