I was excited to be contacted by UKLingerie. Started in December 2015, UK Lingerie* is a family run business. The owners, Dawn and Jonathan, decided to offer a good online Lingerie reseller who sold quality products to women of all shapes and sizes, as they mention on the website. Besides the UKLingerie website, that is the newest, they also have UKTights and UKSwimwear.
While browsing on their website, I thought is really hard to pick what I want to try, as they all look lovely. Besides lingerie, they also offer shapewear, loungewear, nightwear and bodywear. I picked up two items. When they arrived I was very happy with both of them, the items are just as gorgeous as they look in the pictures. The parcel arrived very fast, much to my delight. The quality of the robe and the pyjama is great.
The first item I picked is this La Marquise Love Charm Robe. Snuggled up in a fluffy robe with lemon tea, that is the perfect recipe for Hygge. I imagine I will use the robe a lot this winter.
I had long hair for all my life, as I love long hair. I’ve always been proud of it and I imagine most of us feel the same way. This means we should do everything we can to take care of it. So, I though I should talk about how I keep my hair healthy. There are options available if struggling with hair loss, like hair transplant. I would say that knowing all sorts of details, including Hair transplant cost* can be helpful.
Some of the things we all can do to have a better looking, healthier hair like eating healthy (see my 10-a-day post), sleeping enough and having as low stress as possible aren’t specific to hair. Also, unfortunately, we don’t have always real options on these aspects of our life. Instead I’m going to talk about the things we can specifically do to our hair.
1. Use Good Hair products.
I’ve been using professional hair shampoo and conditioner for a couple of years now. The difference between them and non-professional products is visible from the first use. It’s true that they are more expensive, a bottle being up to 5 times more costly than a supermarket own brand. I’ve used Bed Head until recently, when I switched to another one. As I just made the switch to try a new one, I don’t want to say the name of the new brand before I try it for a couple of months. I think the extra money is worth it, as the hair looks better and feels better.
Besides shampoo, I will use conditioner or, at the moment, a hair mask. I don’t wash my hair daily, so I would use a hair mask. When I had to wash my hair every day as I was training every day, I used conditioner and the mask only a couple of times weekly. As a rule, I don’t wash my hair if it’s not necessary.
I avoid other hair products, like foam. If I would use them for an evening, I would wash my hair the following day.
I received this Peppermint Intensive Cooling Foot Rescue from The Body Shop* in a goodie bag at an event I went to last month. I’ve been using it for almost a month and I wanted to make a review as I think the cream is great. I have a face cream from that goodie bag, so I might blog about that one too.
Previously I was using a Foot Balm with peppermint from The Celtic Herbal. It was handmade in Wales, oily as a balm should be and I was very happy with it. I finished it at the beginning of last month, so I was ready to try a new one. When I saw this in the goodie bag, I though this cream would be a better choice for the summer as it’s less oily.
The Peppermint Foot Cream is £9.50 for 100ml and I think it’s good value for money. The foot balm I used before is just shy of £5 for 25ml, but I was using less. Price wise it’s similar to the one I bough.
The smell is lovely and I like the texture of the cream too. It gets absorbed quickly into the skin and it moisturizes. My feet were soft before using the cream and they are still soft. I use it mainly in the evenings and very rarely during the day.
I can’t say if it would have helped to soften the feet or if you have cracked heels. In my opinion, I don’t think only a cream can do that anyway, it needs a bit more TLC, like using a scrub and moisturizing more often, not only in the evening.
The only negative I can say about the cream is that it’s called Peppermint Intensive Cooling Foot Rescue, but I don’t seem to feel the intensive cooling part, the tingling sensation I was expected it to have. Saying that I’m not bothered by this being an understatement as it’s not something I would look for. Others might want exactly this, it should do what it “says on tin” and it doesn’t.
I mentioned yesterday about Gary McQueen (top-left) and his scarf debut collection: Life – Death – Rebirth. The collection is a tribute to Alexander McQueen, his uncle. For the Life scarf (top-right), the modernist fantasy birds design he said he used real pigeons, trained to take parts in photoshoots. That is impressive.
The second one (bottom-left) is Death – carved ivory. Alexander cared about animals and he incorporated that in his collections, like NATURAL Dis-Tinction, Un-Natural Selection in 2009. He presented the impact of humanity on the environment by using antique taxidermy in an artspace in a building used as a morgue in Paris. As I said, Death was my favourite scarf. As it’s silk and quite expensive (£250), I will not buy it. I don’t wear silk for ethical reasons.
The last scarf of the collection (bottom-right) is Rebirth, a celebration of femininity.
I’ve embedded the youtube video again, as it’s just as relevant today as it was yesterday.
I wasn’t sure if I should make two posts or one about British Style Collective, a fashion event that took place in Liverpool last week. It’s The Clothes Show Live, renamed and moved to Liverpool from Birmingham. As I have over 30 pictures and a short film, the choice was made for me by the amount of things I want to share. Tomorrow a new post will follow with details about Shopping and Designers. Have a look at British Style Collective’s website for more information until then.
I was so excited about it, that I planned what I want to see every day. I didn’t make it to two of the things planned as they started at 10 and in the mornings we are busy and we got there a little late.
The Catwalks were at St. George’s Hall. I think they couldn’t have picked a better location for them. St. George is a beautiful historic building with stunning decorations and a perfect place for high end fashion shows.
Recognize her from Next Top Model? She is Hilary Alexander, a judge from Britain’s Next Top Model. I watched a few season of that show and I’m a big fan of hers. I also saw versions from US and Australia and I have to admit I prefer the British one.
I’ve been nominated by Llinos to do the Bedtime tag. I wanted to make it a little different, so I write about my bedtime routine in detail, while I answer all the questions in the tag. I’m not nominating other bloggers, so if someone wants to join in, leave me your links as I would love to have a look.
My bedtime routine is the same, regardless if we went out or we had a cozy night in, the only difference is that if we are going out I’ll remove my makeup. At home I don’t wear any makeup. Also, the hour might be different too.
Describe your usual bedtime routine.
I will always brush my teeth and clean my face. Only after that I would change into my pyjamas. After that I will apply lip balm, eye cream, night cream. After that I brush my hair and plait it, it’s too long to let it loose. Next thing I do is I would pop into bed, where I would apply hand cream. I would read a few pages and then go to sleep. It’s a simple routine.
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.