I have been stuck at home with a sick child, not feeling very human. I just need you to have the backdrop to my mental snap. So it’s day four and the baby finally decides to have a day nap. These are the moments everyone implores you to nap too but they haven’t seen my house lately or me for that matter. Now here’s where the snap comes in : I on the other hand decided that if I need to steam mop the floor where my eldest has decided to accidentally “stwert” chocolate milk( a sometimes food I seldom give him and apparently with good reason) AND proof pizza dough for dinner (on the one day it decided to be cold) THEN I was going to do it with some make up on.
When my mum told me BLORANGE was the new hair trend a few weeks ago, I thought she had comically misheard like she does with Kanye song lyrics. Considering “Gigi Hadid’s blorange hair” made the news today, it appears I was mistaken. I’m envious of what in most instances looks more like a vibrant strawberry blonde, because I have pitch black hair. The versions that look more like an actual blood orange, I’m a bit more dubious about. My ethos with hair is if you love it and its reasonably achievable, try it. Hair grows back. Isn’t the more pertinent question “why is Gigi’s new hair style in the news?” Continue reading →
I learnt something new on holidays. Apparently mushrooms are a big this in cosmetics. Who would have thought staying at a mushroom farm would have yielded more than delicious food? Known for their phenolic compounds that combat skin ageing , hyperpigmentation, and inflammation, they are not just “meat for vegetarians” but probably in any of your creams that “evens skin tone“,”hydrates” or “repairs“. If you’re curious, there a little list of 13 examples over here.
TRICLOSAN is responsible for breaking downyour skins natural protective barriers and is a known carcinogen. When you work in the pharmaceutical industry and hubs casually mentions that the FDA has banned triclosan, a common ingredient in all the hand soaps in our home, it’s less than passing banter. To be honest the number of things that are found to cause cancer can be overwhelming and easy to ignore but when it’s so easy to remedy, why sit idle?
My halloween antics have somewhat tapered since I’ve had kids but this year the #BADBETI movement was just too enticing to pass up. Seeing as I was only visited by 2 teenage boys, Dorothy, Toto, a construction worker and what can only be described as a princess monster, I’m not sure it was worth them effort. Then again I’ve never really been much of a bad beti (daughter) and both my children fell asleep at the same time DURING THE DAY which can be construed as nothing less than a sign (apologies Bill Nye)!