Thursday, May 21, 2009

without moisturiser.

it sounds ridiculous to say that i haven't worn moisturiser religiously over the past week. but since i came back from holiday, my skin hasn't been needing it really. i have only put it on when my skin feels dry or tight, which is about twice.

its not that i don't love my moisturiser, but i reckon my skin maybe needs a break. plus my skin is intelligent and it doesn't really need creams or anything to keep itself in check.

basically the skin is very clever, it does so many different jobs, and i truly believe that if you nourish yourself from the inside, your skin will glow and function correctly.

after all its only about 1% of ingredients from moisturisers that actually enter your skin, isn't it?

sorry this is such a short post. but, if you want to give the no regular moisturiser thing a go, please let me know how it goes!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Favorite Hair Products



Here's a list of the products I use:
- Aveda Brilliant Damage Control
- Aveda Smooth Infusion Style-Prep Smoother
- Pantene Pro-V Time Renewal Night Renewal Nourishing Mist
- bnatural Glossing Serum
- Frizz Ease Hair Serum Original Formula
- Pantene Pro-V 2in1 Smooth and Sleek Shampoo & Conditioner
- Head & Shoulders Damage Rescue Shampoo + Conditioner
- Batiste Dry Shampoo Tropical
- Osmo Essencce Intensive Deep Repair Mask
- KMS Hair Play Paste Up Spray

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Supplements...

I don't know about you, but I seem to read everywhere, and be told by so many people that I should take some sort of supplement or other.

But with like EVERYONE telling me that I should take a different kind, its soo difficult to know which ones to take. Here's a list of the different ones I found and the different claims they made:

- Fish Oils - Essential fats to keep skin looking plump
- Zinc - to do with collagen and hormones, good for acne
- Primrose Oil - soothing, anti-inflammatory, good for women
- Co-Enzyme Q10 - increase moisture levels, help tissue repair
- Kelp/Seaweed - detoxifier/anti-oxidant (way too many risks with this one though...)
- Vitamins - different vitamins have different functions, but that would take way too long.

If it wasn't enough just to be looking out for certain ingredients, there are some particular brands and products that are recommended too:

- Perfectil = Supposedly boosts skin, hair and nails. Celebrity endorsed!
- Neals Yard Beauty Oil = Drizzle over salads for a super boost of Omega's 3,6 and 9


What I take?
Well I only reckon on taking a combination supplement rather than loads of different ones. So at the moment I take two: a fish oil one and a multivitamin.

They are both from Holland & Barrett, whose wide range of supplements usually terrify me. The Radiance one has the following ingredients (with %RDA:
Vit A (100%), Vit D (50%), Vit E (33%), Vit C (100%), Thiamin (71%), Riboflavin (75%), Niacin (67%), Pantothenic Acid (67%), Vitamin B6 (100%), Vitamin B12 (100%), Folic Acid (100%), Iron (100%)

I reckon on eating this in the evening if I haven't eaten a varied diet throughout the day, and my evening meal isn't so vegetabley.


I have the fish oil tablet every morning with breakfast, its ingredients are pure fish oils which have Omega's in them already.


I don't know how much this helps my skin really. But maybe without it I would notice a difference.


I used to take Primrose Oil but that seemed to break me out.

There is no substitute for a varied and balanced diet though. The vitamins are a million times better for you if they actually come from the vegetable/fruit, don't you think?

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Italy & 2 Nature Daisy Face Cream

I have just come back from holiday, literally landed yesterday! Italy was gorgeous, the sun was shining and the pool was warm :)

So glad I brought the most amazing sun protector along with me, L'Oreal Solar Expertise in SPF25. Perfecto! I only had to apply once or twice each day, and I was completely protected whereever I put it.

As always on holiday, I had a complete makeup detox, using next to nothing every day, and keeping my hair curly too, not heat styling. I think my face probably had enough with my being in the pool each day...I don't know how well it would have coped with anything else.

The other product that I took with me that I have recently reviewed is 2 Nature Daisy Face Cream. I bought it on ebay, but you can get it directly from the company. Its such a nice moisturiser. It soothed my face after being in chlorinated water for ages, and kept it nice and smooth.

I decanted it into a small blue glass jar to take with me, as I need only the tiniest amount on my face.

I have got used to the smell, and would even go so far as to say that I actually like it now! I hardly used up any either...I think my 160ml's will last me some time.


Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Styling Hair with GHDs

Check out my new hair tutorial video, where I style my hair with my GHDs, both curly and straight.
Here are the photos of before and after...

My actual hair:

Curled with GHD's:


Straightened with my GHD: