It’s fair to say I went a little mad with spending lately, a recent weekend trip to London was enough to empty the bank account. I’ve decided to live for the present and say ‘I deserve it’ so without questioning anything (oh dear) I treated myself.
I’ve been lusting over acid toners for a while and it was time to finally decide which one to go for. I’m one of those, ‘I don’t believe in perfumed water’ people but trusting in Ren skincare I couldn’t resist trying the Clarimate Toner after reading some great reviews. It was cheaper than most at £15.50 but after a couple of weeks trying it I can’t say I’ve seen much of a difference. The gentle acids are designed to slough off any dead skin cells and speed up cell turn over. I’m persevering but can’t say I’m a fan.
As you know I’m a massive oil fan and wanted to try vitamin E for it’s famous healing properties. The oil is very heavy and isn’t ideal as a facial moisturiser but dabbing it on any scars or areas of dry skin is quite effective.
My quest for abs is never ending and I’ve seen some definition in that area recently which has made me much more confident. To boost results I ordered a weighted hula hoop from eBay to use during the ad breaks of lazy TV evenings, (productive!) You can feel where the hoop has hit your tummy and back after the first use but you quickly get used to it and I believe it is tightening the area, it isn’t too strenuous either.
La Roche Posay Corrective Fluid Foundation//£15
I bought this on impulse after reading about the coverage and great ingredients, as you know I’m not a foundation fan, especially not in liquid forms. It was risky to order online as I wasn’t sure of the colour and I can confirm that it is a bit too dark for me but a little really goes a long way so it can be sheered out! The finish is great but moisturising first is vital or it will cling to dry areas.
I’ve fallen in love with this cleanser a little bit. It really wakes up my skin after a sweaty workout (so glamorous.) It’s perfect for a morning cleanse but I tend to dabble in and out of using it in the evenings if I need to exfoliate.
I’m addicted. The other day I actually had almond butter with every meal! It’s perfect stirred into porridge or smoothie in the morning, makes an excellent partner with apple as a lunch time snack and is lush on toast with some chocolate spread and nuts as a healthy dessert.
So with all that retail therapy out the way and a much lighter purse I have well and truly treated myself. I hope you do the same! We’re worth it.