Misdemeanour #3

This is more a common occurrence than a specific misdemeanour nowadays.

Or maybe the little monster is in training for a new job, to be the new Andrex puppy… Yep toilet roll is the feature of this story and Finns desire to get into the bathroom when we aren’t around and unravel the entire roll. Then when we find the mess he has created he proceeds to jump all over it and protect it so we can’t clear it up!

Unfortunately with this one he looks so cute rolling around in all the loo roll it’s hard to be mad. But then again it is a terrible waste, if only he really was sponsored by Andrex…

Note to self, never leave the bathroom door open… 

  

Alternative advents- beauty treats at Christmas 

Yes, yes it’s a bit late for advent calendars but this is benefits 12 days of gorgeous- an alternative advent and only for 12 days. 

My lovely husband gave me this at the weekend so I could open one each day for the final 12 day countdown until Christmas! 

I love Christmas and I know for years the hubby has been attempting to buy me a beauty calendar but has had no luck- these beauties sell out in no time you have to be quick!

Packed with 12 benefit classic minis this is a great addition to any benefit collection. It’s also a brilliant way to try out products before buying the full size version and the minis are perfect for travel. A big win in my book. 

I am a huge fan of benefit cosmetics, the fun, bright branding and great quality make up is a winning combination. 

The 12 days of gorgeous plays an alternative tune when you open the box that I will be singing all the way through till the new year. 

Looking forward to opening them all!

And a paparazzi in a pear tree… 

  

Waxing 

I have a love hate relationship with waxing. I love the results, hate the thought of it. 

There is nothing worse than having to put up with unwanted hair whilst waiting for your next appointment but silky soft fuzz free skin for a few weeks is well worth it. Hair grows back slower and much thinner with waxing so over time it gets easier and easier- if you stick with it. 

If your already an advocate of waxing the next decision is hot wax or strip wax. I have super sensitive skin and often get bruised or end up with a red rash for the first day after a wax but never with hot wax. It’s more expensive than strip and takes longer but the results are way better and it’s not nearly as painful. 

My beautician’s use Lycon hot wax which can remove hairs as short as 1mm- saving time during that horrid grow back stage although for best results between 5-10mm is recommended. 

The pink wax is spread over the hair and you then have to wait for the wax to set and go hard. A quick flick and then off it comes in one quick pull. No need to keep going over the same patch. 

Beauticians must be specially trained to use hot wax but once you find an awesome beauty therapist you won’t look back. 

Dragon’s Blood Eye Mask

With the arrival of winter comes the arrival of dull lacklustre skin brought on by the cold weather and central heating. 

Our eyes are the windows to our soul and can make a huge difference to our general appearance. 

Lack of sleep, lack of water and the elements can make my eyes and skin look less than sparkly. 

I picked up some  Rodial Dragon’s Blood eye masks that say they will hydrate and tone the eye area. Winner, if they are any good. 

 

You peel off the eye masks and place on the under eye area. They are quite large masks and I struggled to get them in place on my face- they didn’t seem to fit properly. Once in place the instructions said to leave on for 20-30 minutes…then remove and rub any residue into skin. 

They certainly do hydrate, and my cheekbones feel tighter due to them slipping down my face. Not sure I can notice a difference visually in my eye area though which is what I was hoping for.

I think they deserve another shot before I disregard them completely but currently jury’s out on this one.