Sunday, 29 March 2015

Black & White Photography Project Week 38

We took our neighbour to the hospital this week and whilst we waited for her we visited the park, it was a gorgeous morning and the sun was shining. The blossom was starting to emerge and made for a beautiful upwards shot! Beautiful in colour but equally as lovely in black and white.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Dermatique Review

I have suffered with dry skin for many years now. So, when I was approached by Dermatique to try their Recuperating Cream and Balancing Hair and Body Shampoo, I jumped at the chance.

I have combination skin, a greasy nose and forehead and a dry chin, cheeks, around my nose is also a problem area in the winter when colds are rife.

The Recuperating Cream itself is colourless and odourless, meaning those with a sensitive nose aren't irritated by it, it also means it contains no perfumes which can irritate the skin. For me though, I hate strong smelling moisturiser and anything that smells synthetic which this doesn't.

You don't need a lot of the moisturiser to get coverage over your face and it actually makes quite a good primer under makeup, my main t-zone does get a little shinier as the day goes on but not too unsightly and instead looks rather dewy.

It is also really good on hands and I have a few dry patches on my feet which are also helped with the  moisturiser, it is easily absorbed and doesn't leave your skin feeling greasy.

The Balancing Shampoo is absolutely wonderful too, I have been a fan of Tigi for years but after learning about how these shampoos can strip the oils out of your hair making them produce more I have been trying to find more gentler options.

With this shampoo, I have found that my hair isn't as greasy in the morning, it is is also unbelievably soft, softer than I have felt in a long time and less frizzy after drying. The dry skin I normally suffer with on my forehead has also gone.

It also smells wonderful, not too overpowering. The only one thing I find difficult about the shampoo is that it has a very thick consistency so with wet hands it can slip off before you've rubbed it into your hands and hair.

The Recuperating Cream is  £29 which is about on par with what I would normally pay anyway, only requiring a small amount means it will last a while.

The Balancing Shampoo is £19.50 for 250ml, with a 750ml bottle of my usual being available for £9.99 on the face of it it seems a little expensive. However if you are suffering with dandruff, eczema or psoriasis then there isn't really a price you can put on something that helps. It is also in line with similar products using natural products.

I will definitely be using this as my moisturiser from now on and will see how long the shampoo lasts and then hopefully replace this with some more from Dermatique since it is helping.

NB: I was sent these products to form a review, all words and opinions are my own.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Come on Summer

Todays weather has been a bit British, you know sunny one minute, snowing and hailing the next followed by more sun and some thunder.

So it's got me thinking about summer again, dreaming of warm evenings, trips to the beach and watching the sun set, exploring, finding beach treasure are just a few of the things we like to do.

Picnics on the beach, snuggling under towels damp and covered in sand, with our house move on the horizon not much else has been on my mind of late but the sun today certainly helped take my mind off things.

What are you looking forward to now the days are getting lighter and warmer?

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Springtime Footwear with Mastershoe Myshu

A few weeks ago, I was approached by Mastershoe Myshu, to see if I was interested in trying out some of their range.

I chose the Puma Classics trainers in a fab, bright and perfect for spring, Monaco Blue and Sunny Lime.

They are a great pop of colour and great for wearing with turned up jeans, leggings or shorts, they are  not too wide which is great for my feet, however they did rub a bit on the back of one of my heels.

I really love the colours, there were several great options available from the Mastershoe Myshu website and all with free UK delivery.  

With several other fabulous brands to choose from including Joules, Camper, Merrel, Hunter and Geox to name just a few, there is a huge range for whatever your tastes.

The website was easy to navigate, with the option to search by brand, gender and size making it easy to find all the pairs they have in your size, then dispatch and delivery within a few days making shopping with them super easy. 

NB: I was sent the shoes for the purpose of this post, all words and opinions are my own.

Black & White Photo Project Week 37

Another flower from me this week, this one is from my garden. I will certainly be sad to lose the beautiful plants in my garden when we move.