Cleanse away

I have always wanted to look after my skin, even when I was younger I would always ask mum for her face cream and she would tell me the importance of them all as you get older you will benefit. So I grew up using lotions and butter cream.

So now years older I still abide by those values and try as much as possible to maintain the best health that my skin can be. Having said that the only way I used to cleanse my skin was drinking water (which I still do by the way ), until I became a health and wellness business owner and discovered my aloe cleanser.  Before I used any type of cleanser, I was not really paying much attention especially to the adverts of the stunning model throwing water on her face and suddenly looking brand new, it wasn’t me.

However my aloe cleanser which I can use on a regular basis or once in a while, is great. I only need to use a minimal amount, it super quick absorbant and it light on my skin. I was taken back when I started using it to how soft and smooth my skin felt, but felt cleaner.  I use it mostly at night, especially if I have been  out and about in the busy city where your skin is open more to the outdoor grease and grime. 

So, my aloe cleanser is now an addition to my skin care routine ( I shall put it ) and looks like it is going to permanent. 😊

Make up over my years 

Ever since my teens I have had an interest in make up, I only really got into the eye shadow, foundation, lipstick  and bronzer  when I got to college. My best friend at the time was like Miss World. She was tall, amazing figure, pretty and of course wore make up and looked like Chanel for the front cover of Vouge  magazine .  So I wanted to make the effort, so I did. I got all sorts and plastered it on like wallpaper paste, even carried my huge make up bag with me and did my make up on the bus, train wherever I thought was needed. I was very good at watching the traffic lights so knowing when to stop and start applying my mascara. When I was at college my make up looked like I was about to go on stage with my four sisters  . I wore bright colours, glitters, stripes and dots. I looked like an extra from Andrew Lloyd Webber- Startlight Express, but I loved it and I assumed everyone else did.

However when I left college and went to uni, it all changed and make up went back to basics. Bright colours were replaced with tonal colours and all patterns were non existent. The bright colours did return for a brief appearance but have yet since gone and tonal, shimmer and highlights are to stay.  

So now I carry around one  bronzer, a foundation,  blusher, eye pencil, aloe lip care and mascara. Less is more for me, even though I pass through the bright colours at times in the cosmetic store and think shall I ? 

What do you carry around with you ? If anything. Has your make up evolved?

The moisturising lotion which  ended years of searching 

I can not deny how much I have spent hundreds of pounds over the years on hand lotions.During the winter I like to look after my  skin, especially my hands which can get dry and rough looking ( or ashy as I used to say back in the day ). In the past I have tried them all, some were too oily, others smelt like antiseptic and a few just did nothing but dig a hole in my purse.

Since then I have narrowed my search  down to this moisturising lotion. I love it ! It is light on my skin ,  so I don’t spend all day trying to rub it into my skin. Plus the lotion is non-greasy and   minimal usage  required ( no more squeezing out lots into.my hands to get enough coverage ) . I have been using it for over a year and usually each one lasts for a  few months (yay) which is a world record for me. I used to replace them every few weeks or either lose them ( don’t ask !).

In the past I have purchased the latest ones featuring the perfect hands in the picture, listed all the fancy ingredients and immediately wished my hands were not like sandpaper.  So when I started using this lotion I was impressed, it keeps my skin soft and protected against every weather possible and it’s fantastic for a make up base. I love it  and it does not leave my handbag ! 😊