Beauty treatments this weekend


I’ve had enough of the winter now. The cold blasts of air through my clothes, the way the damp weather makes my hair frizzy and dry all at the same time, and the dry skin crying out because of all the drying central heating and layers upon layers of clothes I have to wear to stay warm.

Cold, rainy, windy weather

And it’s not just the weather causing my skin to rebel and attempt to turn into tree bark, the fact my bathroom has no heating and turns into a place I want to spend as little time as possible makes me less inclined to strip off in there for any kind of beauty treatment.Heck, even shaving has to be done in the shower and because my hot water tank is the size of a thimble I have to turn off the shower if I want to shave my legs or wash my hair.

But this weekend isn’t too bad. Yes it’s raining outside but at least the Continue reading

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Beauty review: Spa Find Stabilizing Mud Mask


Several months ago I was sent a range of different home spa treatments to try. Amongst them was a small tube of Spa Find’s Stabilizing Mud Mask. Last week I decided to give a go and see if it improved the look and feel of my skin. Now I don’t normally buy face masks as I find gentle steaming much nicer plus it has the added benefit of helping to clear my sinus at the same time.

Deep cleansing steam

So I sat down and applied the mud in areas that currently needed attention. In the winter my skin tends to break out in dry patches as the cold wind and central heating play havoc. So I hoped that the mask would alleviate the spots that appear where my face has dried.

The mask is made of Dead Sea Mud, Harmonised Continue reading

New skincare for spring


Last year I received a gift voucher for L’Occitane and until now I haven’t seen anything that I wanted to buy (having already stocked up on their lovely Shea butter hand-creams). But time was running out so I had a think and a rummage around my make-up box (yup a box. A bag is far too small for everything I own) and found that the face creams I use are sometimes just too heavy for spring and summer making a lighter face cream the ideal purchase. Continue reading

My Beauty Regime Essentials


The title of this post is a little misleading. To be utterly truthful I don’t really have a regime of sorts. As a teenager I was lucky not to get full-blown acne but did suffer from some quite painful spots. I tried different potions and lotions that all claimed to give me fresh and clean-looking skin but nothing did the trick. I ended up with either really oily or incredibly dry skin. I am quite sensitive to products with a strong fragrance so I started to avoid those.

Marilyn Monroe Loved Simple Skincare like Vaseline Continue reading