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. 😊

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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?

How my skin survives

Everyone has a skin survival kit. A save my skin range of products which help us feeling and looking human. Like so many others it is important to me that my skin is looked for, as you get older a lot of changes can happen to your skin and for me I like to look after it the best I can.
So hence my survival kit, armed with moisturising lotion, hand and face wash, lip gloss, hand sanitiser and aloe shield deodorant. These bad boys are my saviour and keep my skin  as healthy as possible, as well drinking water daily and getting as much sleep as I can

Each of these serve a different  role.  The moisturising lotion is multi purpose for me as I can use it as a make up base or just every day care for my hands as well as my face. The hand and face wash which sits on my sink, is ideal for  my skin and it not only keeps it’s moisturused but I know a few who use it for their dry skin and other skin irritations. The aloe sheild is great for me as a deodorant, the lip gloss  is my best friend and the hand sanitiser never leave my handbag.

So this is my kit which keeps my skin in check, what’s yours ? What keeps your skin looking healthy?  

Can’t digest 

Ever since I was born I loved food, I crawled at 3 months for it according to mum. Anyway I have always had a mixed diet, ea ten good with bad and bad with beyond ridculous. As I got older my love was food was getting strained as good wasn’t love returned. Heavy food was giving me indigestion, making me bloat and I was getting frustrated.

So on a quest I was introuced to aloe vera drinking gel which at first I was  a bit apprensive, but thinking about the past years of discomfort I was up for anything to help. After a month of drinking my daily dose I was staring to feel the difference, the bloating reduced and I was able to eat well again. I chose not to eat what upset me and changed my eating habits a little, I was glad I felt the difference and did not want to undo the work the aloe had done for me. 

A year on I still feel that benefits, including my hair, skin and nails feeling healtheir. Plus my energy levels and immune system improved, which comes in handy during the cold winter months. I have also managed to convince other members of my family and friends to drink the aloe as well, so far they are happy with it.  

So here I  show love for the aloe and for many more years to come. 

Lip life saver 

BRRR! It’s cold today in London and we are all feeling it today, I know I am. I’m all for wrapping up in this weather as it gives me a chance to wear all my scarves I knitted myself, plus my hats. However, I know my skin has to be protected against the cold weather, which I do well with my moisturising lotion. Although, it also important that I look after my lips as I know they are more exposed to the weather than anything else. So, I am glad I have this Aloe Lips as it’s a lifesaver for my lips, plus it is multi purpose because you can use it on dry cuiticles which is another reason why it doesn’t leave my handbag. 

So this is my lip life saver, which is yours ? 

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 ! 😊