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Quick Face Mask Update: Coronavirus 😷

So finally, the UK government has come to it’s senses and made wearing face masks mandatory in shops during this coronavirus pandemic. Which means if you don’t have a mask and are struggling to source one, you might have to make one.

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DIY Face Mask: First And Only Attempt?

Whew, what a crazy ride we’re on right now! A few months ago feels like a different world. As much as I’m a homebody and like staying home, I never thought it would be something I had to do in order to look after myself and others. We’re in the midst of a global pandemic. It seems we may be out of the worst of it (this is debatable) but in order to get back to some sense of normality, we may have to get very comfortable with face masks. As you can see already, the mask I ended up…

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Skin and Beauty

End Of Sachet Review: 7th Heaven Strawberry Souffle Face Mask

I will start by telling you that I had high hopes for this mask. It sounds great, Strawberry Souffle, yum. It makes you think of strawberries obviously (high in vitamin C, acidic so helpful with scars and great for tightening pores – see here for more) but the souffle part had me thinking I might have a cheeky little lick of my upper lip while it dried. I didn’t, I promise, because this is not food but it does smell good enough to eat. It has an extremely thick consistency, like cream cheess almost. This makes applying it very easy…

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Skin and Beauty

End Of The Tube Review: Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Peel Off Face Mask

Sunday nights have become my Face Mask Night and I really look forward to it. I’m not one to primp and pamper myself but I am learning as time goes by that I need to do more for me. When I will fit all this in? I don’t know, but its needed. Every Sunday I spread whatever on my face and relax because what else can I do? I certainly can’t do housework – that’s a no no. Pick up children – well they’re in bed. Change nappies -nope it’s break time from that. Write my blog – I’m too…

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Skin and Beauty

End Of Tube Review: Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel w/ Active Charcoal Intense Deep Cleanse Facial Mask

“This Intense Deep Cleanse Facial Mask contains antibacterial Tea Tree Oil and skin calming Witch Hazel in conjunction with activated Charcoal to keep your skin clear and healthy by: The power of charcoal removes dirt, sebum and impurities deep down in the pores Rebalances oil to leave skin clean & purified with a silky touch.” That’s what the Boots website says anyway…

Skin and Beauty

End of Sachet Review: Montagne Jeunesse 7th Heaven Dead Sea Mud Pac Mask

I think if you’ve walked into any shop that sells face masks in the UK, you will have seen this brand. The packaging always has pictures of women with about a 2 inch thick layer of a glorious looking face mask which looks rich, thick and creamy. Now it never comes out like that on your face and it would be a bit ridiculous if it did but it would be nice if the package was the reality. Do you hear me McDonald’s? With your lies and deceit. It would be nice if the finished product matched the pictures. I…

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Self Improvement, Skin and Beauty

FACE

Yeesh! That’s one hell of a close up of my face. Don’t mind my unkempt eyebrows. I’m possibly growing them out or I’m just lazy and I haven’t fixed them yet, I haven’t decided. Anyway, I was feeling quite anxious about how to start this post and how to represent the problems I feel that I have. So to illustrate it to you I have to show you something that causes me daily angst. My face. My make-up free, whole screen, no filter face. I do posts pics with no make-up on but damn that is close up! They say…

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Hair Products (Bought), Skin and Beauty

Holy Grail Update

I’ve been trying to find my Holy Grail products since day one of this journey. I wanted a perfect list of products that make my skin and hair look like they are only being touched by the gold standard. I hadn’t realised at all how hard this would actually be.

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End Of The Range Review: Boots Essentials Cucumber

I love Boots. Mostly I love collecting Boots Advantage points. I know I’m a sucker. But they do have one of the best loyalty schemes on the high street. They also stock a huge range of products, high-end, low-end, the middle ground. Everything. What they also have is a very decent own brand range of products. In fact, almost everything they sell has a Boots own equivalent. Like this Boots Essentials Cucumber skincare range. This is the value range. But with it being Boots, surely it’s still pretty good, right?