I haven’t written in quite a while – a combination of a new job, a new flat and a million other stressful life events have meant that I’ve been pretty distracted recently. This week I went home for my niece’s christening, and luckily when my partner and I booked the flights we decided to go… Continue reading Eating in Dublin
I haven’t written in almost two months, the primary reason being that I’ve been pretty depressed. I’ve had depression since I was about 11 and I usually go through several pretty bad periods every year. Somehow, though, I still manage to forget just how encompassing it is and its ability to ruin any kind of plan.… Continue reading The restorative power of cinema.
Learning to use products correctly – this week I feel like I finally mastered the subtle highlight and the application of lipstick. This was down to two things – buying this lip brush (£2.99 from Superdrug) and taking more than 20 seconds to apply my lipstick, and actually learning how to use the much-loved Benefit… Continue reading Some good things about April, already
This post discusses self-harm, OCD & compulsive skin picking I have always loved nail polish. When I was in nursery school we went through a phase of painting our nails with marker pens at the colouring-in table. I remember our childminder sitting me up by the kitchen sink, scrubbing my hands, asking how it happened. I… Continue reading Compulsive skin picking, shame & getting my nails done
This is the third post in a series of three: Cleansing – what exactly is it & why do we do it? Toning – what exactly is it & why do we do it? Moisturising – what exactly is it & why do we do it? The one crucial skincare step I’ve always had trouble sticking… Continue reading Moisturising – what exactly is it and why do we do it?
This is the second post in a series of three: Cleansing – what exactly is it & why do we do it? Toning – what exactly is it & why do we do it? Moisturising – what exactly is it & why do we do it? My basic introduction to cleansing went down pretty well! I… Continue reading Toning – what exactly is it and why do we do it?
I have always been taught to mostly try to avoid alcohol in skincare products. That said, I’m always happy to be proven wrong and learn something new about what I should or shouldn’t be doing or putting on my skin. Yesterday I was thinking about buying this Simply Pure Calming Cleanser (£2.69 for 200ml) and… Continue reading Alcohol in skincare products