I got this Konjac Sponge last month and I’ve been using it almost daily. I like it a lot, so I though I should talk about it on my blog.
The sponge I have is from Konjac Sponge Company and it’s the French Green Clay Konjac Facial Puff Sponge, at £8.99. The sponge is 100% Natural, free from colouring and additives.
You might have heard about Konjac as a low-calories pasta, as I did, have a look here at what I said about the pasta. It’s a sort of potato, a perennial plant from Asia that was used for hundreds of years.
I feel it cleans the face very good. I’ve been using it with and without cleanser and I think the results are pretty much similar. It exfoliates the skin gently and it feels smooth and clean. Because it’s similar, I usually use it without cleanser.
My sponge is made with French green clay. This clay is a strong antiseptic and it’s recommended for combination skin, like mine. To use the sponge, keep it for less than 1 minute in the water until it gets soft. When it’s dry it will harden.
This month’s review is less a review and more of an idea, just because the make up organizer I have sold out in shops. I got it from B&M. Similar one can be found online though, at Home Bargains for £5. I wasn’t sure if it will be of good quality as it has a low price. In the end, I was so happy with it and I end up buying two.
I got the first one a few months ago. It was a little bigger than I wanted but it fit in a cabinet and I had to rearrange a few things to make space for it. I have enough space for everything I need to store in it and there is still a little bit of space left for anything else I might decide to get and use.
I used to keep my nail polish in my bedside table. Some of the makeup was in the bathroom and the rest in a drawer. Now that I have everything in one location is great. I keep in the bathroom only the makeup remover and, of course, the cleansing products, like face wash, lotion, masks. Because I moved all the makeup in the bedroom, now I can see and use easily the things I have in the bathroom. The samples and new items are kept in my bedside table until I decide to use them.
After having it for a couple of months, I bought another one for the caravan.
In the caravan, the makeup organizer, was a life saver. I have a traveling makeup bag that I’m using, but it’s so much easier to have all the makeup and cosmetics within easy reach when I’m looking for them. Before having the makeup organizer I used some glasses for the toothbrushes. I found that in the caravan, the makeup organizer was even more important as I keep there all the cosmetics and stuff for my hair too. As you can see, the organizer has more things in it, as I have there the shower gels and so on.
In November, on Black Friday, I bought some cosmetics and makeup from Boots, including this No7 Overnight Revitalising Hand Treatment from their Protect and Perfect range. Protect and Perfect range is for women in their 30s – early 40s. I started using the hand cream at night and I was delighted with the results. Before I used to use hand cream twice a day and still had dry hands. In a couple of days after starting using the No7 Overnight hand cream, my hands looked great and I used it only once, before going to bed. I have to admit the results where even better than I hoped for.
I’ve been using the cream for a month and a half and I’m very pleased. As it’s less than half left, I will buy it again next time I go to Boots. The No7 hand treatment is £11.50 at the moment. It might sound much for a hand cream, this is what I thought when I saw the price, but I think it’s worth it. I’m very happy with it, it’s better than other cheaper creams I’ve tried and I use it once a day, not twice or three times. Another thing I love about it is that it’s made in the UK. I’m willing to pay a little bit more to have products made locally. Even so, Boots has offers for No7, like the 3 for 2 for cosmetics and I’m going to take advantage to get a couple more products, maybe the day hand cream and a mask.
I use quite a bit of product and it’s absorbed quickly and it doesn’t leave a greasy feel, like other hand creams I used before. I feel my hands are soft even when I cooked a lot and I washed my hands many times. I should have taken before and after pictures, but I had no idea it will be so good.
The hand cream can be used in 24 months after opening, so there is plenty of time to finish it all. It mentions on the tube that it contains a component that may increase sun sensitivity and it would be recommended to use a SPF moisturizer. The day cream would be a good choice. During winter I don’t feel I need it, but I would definitely use one in the summer.
Update: The sole of one of the boots had a split in it. So I had them for 4-5 months.
I bought this pair of Hi Gear Kinder WP Walking Boots two months ago from GO Outdoors. As I avoid leather, finding some walking boots that are long lasting and good value for money is not as easy as it seems. I have off road trainers, but they aren’t that comfortable on pavement as they are in the woods. Also, I really needed an waterproof boot as in the mornings the grass is wet and, in our walks with Festus I walk on the grass.
When I bought the walking boots, they were on a even better offer. At the moment the boots are £30. The first thing I liked about them was how they looked and the purple accents. I tried them on and the boots seemed comfortable enough. We all know that this can be slightly different when you get to wear the footwear. I was happy with them, as a boot it gives me extra support in the ankles and they are lightweight. The Hi Gear boots are comfortable to wear. It’s the first time I buy something from them, but I would gladly buy other footwear made by them.
On the last two camping trips, the one in Scotland and one in London, our walks involved woods and the “waterproofness” of the boots was tested. I was very pleased with them, as my feet were dry and warm.
Now I’m considering getting another pair, just to make sure I have suitable boots for a long time. Going out with the dog every morning and every evening in winter means I need a good pair of boots.
Do you wear walking boots? Which brand is your favourite?
If you’ve read my blog in the last month, you might have seen I attended a blogger event at Sassoon Salon, held at their Liverpool location, in Metquarter.
After the event I had consultations for cut, colour and Wella hair care products. During the consultations it was suggested that I get a fringe and a lush dark brown hair colour. It was interesting to hear that because I was considering a fringe, but I wasn’t sure I would like it and after you cut the hair… it’s pretty hard to do something about it. As for the colour, I’ve never thought of a dark brown, I was thinking of black. After the event I asked my husband for his opinion and, obviously, he avoided to say something definitive. It’s not a good idea for a husband to get involved in matters such as these.
Yesterday I arrived at my appointment sure I’m going to go for the changes they suggested. I was ecstatic when I saw the transformation. I love it.
First of all I had the new colour done and a luxury colour protecting treatment applied. I’m very happy with the new colour. I have to agree that black would have been too much for me, as it’s a strong colour. I will keep the colour, I think it suits me better than black, it’s softer.
It’s strange that I love the colour so much and before this I didn’t consider it at all.
I wore these 5 outfits last week, so I’ve decided to make a post about them instead of 5 different posts. A few things are new, some of them were mentioned before on my blog. When I chose the clothes for these 5 days, comfort was of the main things I had in mind, as you’ll see.
Having a look at all the 5 outfits together I realized that I really love pinks/purples and grays. I should have taken pictures of the jewellery and makeup too, but it was too late and I’m going to keep that in mind for the next post I’ll make.
The first day I had an old burgundy skirt, a merino wool pink cowl neck jumper and one of my favourite pairs of shoes from Asos. The pink nail polish is from W7. All week I’ve used the two W7 makeup pallets I bought recently and I love them, very good quality, the nail polish not so much.
Hubby surprised me when he phoned and said he bought something for me. I had no idea what he bought, I assumed it was something to eat. I wouldn’t have imagined he went to TKMaxx and discovered this amazing vegan leather jacket there. He obviously knew that I don’t wear real leather as I haven’t done so in years, even before becoming vegetarian.
I was delighted when I saw it. I tried it on and it looked fab. So I took a picture to share it on Instagram and told him that I want a photo shoot.
This wall is close to home and I think it makes a perfect background for photo shoots. While the location is good for taking pictures, it’s so crowded. It was funny that so many cars drove past and it seems that everybody wanted to see what we were doing. This is the reason I’m laughing in almost all the pictures. I might do other photoshoots here as it’s close and I like the wall too as a background.