Body confidence. Something I am not feeling at the moment. I would love to be one of those women who embrace their pregnant bodies and all the stretch marks but right now, with 6 weeks left I feel pretty rank. My bump looks like a sack of spuds that is just hanging off me. My tummy is covered in stretch marks – I was really good with bio-oiling in my first pregnancy, during my second I got a bit cocky and lazy and as a result I am a stretch marked nightmare. I also had an umbilical hernia which was repaired after my second daughter was born so although I don’t have an outy this time, my tummy button is a little like a fried egg. I also have varicose veins everywhere and I mean EVERYWHERE. Really. I feel heavy, bloated and cumbersome. Now for a bit of positivity…..my skin looks good. I like my pregnancy freckles and I do look kinda glowy or that could be the sweat…..don’t get me started on the sweat. 🤦♀️🤰🤦♀️🤰🤦♀️🤰🤦♀️🤰🤦♀️🤰🤦♀️🤰🤦♀️🤰🤦♀️
- Drunk Elephant. Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser. £29.
My husband calls me an advertisers dream and unfortunately he is right. When Drunk Elephant first arrived in the UK I really wanted to try it mainly because of the packaging. 🤦♀️🤦♀️🤦♀️🤦♀️ The bold colours are just so eye catching. Then of course I read reviews and REALLY wanted to try it. I was a good girl and used up all my other cleansers, all the while looking at the pot of green loveliness that was waiting for me in the bathroom.
1. It has lasted ages so far….8 weeks and going strong.
2. Honestly does melt the makeup. Gets rid of waterproof mascara with no scrubbing and no irritation.
3. Leaves skin really soft.
4. Comes with a little vial of Bamboo Booster Grains to exfoliate.
5. The colour of the packaging. I 💚the green!!!
6. It comes with a funky, magnetic spatula thing. To be honest, I think this is a little gimmicky….I mean do we really need a spatula? Can’t we just gouge??? For those who aren’t gougers I’m sure it’s a good thing and magnets are cool.
1. The smell of ‘nothing.’ This is a pretty ridiculous bad point and hard to explain unless you have had an opportunity to smell the ‘nothing.’ The lack of perfume prevents irritation but the smell of ‘nothing’ is quite strong. 🧐🤨😊🧐🤨😊🧐🤨😊🧐🤨🤨⭐️🤨 In conclusion, I would definitely repurchase.
- Clairol Root Touch Up. £4.99.
Brilliant. School run, pouring rain, Edie tells me I look “just like a man.” She then softens the harsh brutality of her comment by saying that I look like “the horrid boy from the wizard film.” She means Draco. 🤦♀️🤦♀️🤦♀️ She isn’t talking about my youthful 11 year old skin, she means my slicked back blonde hair. 👱♀️ 👱🏽 👱♂️👱♂️👱🏽👱♀️👱♂️👱🏽👱♀️👱♀️This brings me on to my topic….Being Blonde is a Ball Ache! First World Problems I know. As a child it’s ok. You never get to play Mary in the Nativity but you are often the 🌟 or Gabriel. I only started dying my hair in 2011. I just wanted a few highlights for my wedding. Little did I know the high maintenance life that would ensue. The colour options are numerous…honey, ashy etc. It’s a hard colour to wear when you look a bit pale and knackered. And the roots!!!!!! I tried to embrace the roots until a child asked my why I dye the top part of my hair black. Also, I’m not cool enough to be ‘rooty.’ My hairdresser is totally brilliant but the reality is that blonde hair takes maintenance and I can’t be arsed. 😂😂😂 This Root Touch Up is my saviour. In between dye jobs I just chuck it on, wait 10 minutes and it looks better!!! It defo keeps the dye job going and blends really well with the colour my hairdresser uses.
- Paula’s Choice Calm Exfoliant. £24.00.
I really love this stuff. Having children does weird things to you skin and I have definitely noticed that now my chin is pretty red. I was looking for something calming, hydrating and exfoliating and this definitely did the job. My glowing chin has definitely calmed down. It contains 1% salicylic acid which removes skin build up. I tend to use it in the morning and Pixi Glow Tonic at night and the quality of my skin has definitely improved beyond measure. Sun spots, red patches and pores are reduces and skin feels moisturised. Brilliant.
- O’Keeffe‘s Skin Repair Body Lotion. £5.99.
Thanks to my slack mumness, I am often guilty of shaving my legs with very old razors. Consequently, my legs are often red, itchy and sensitive. The sensitivity definitely gets exacerbated by warm, sweaty, summer nights. This body lotion is brill. Mega thick and if you put it on in the morning your skin still feels moisturised by the evening. Also the packaging is yellow…who doesn’t love yellow? Anyway for quality and value for money it’s top 🍌!
Coming up next month will be reviews of Rose Hibiscus Facial Spritz and Emerald Facial Oil both by Herbivore. They arrived today but I am going to give it a month or so so they can work their magic. So far I can tell you they smell beautiful.
Thanks for reading. See you in June. X