Friday, 29 October 2010

200 Follower Giveaway

I had meant to do a giveaway for a while - mainly as a Thank You for everyone's patience - I am definitely not what one would call a 'Prolific' blogger!!!

Then this week I reached 200+ followers and thought it was time to crack on with my Thank You...

So above you will see:

REN Glycolic Peel Mask
REN Moroccan Rose Otto Sugar Body Polish
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream
Armani code Eau de Parfum
A'kin Rosehip Oil
OPI Sweet As Annie Thing

A nice little bundle with a retail value of approx £174.00 (depending where you shop!)

So....... using - the winner issssssss: 179 otherwise known as:

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Congratulations!! I'll get these off to you asap. 

Important stuff:
  •  I know the picture is crappy - yes, I took it on my Iphone - my camera won't upload and frankly I'm tired of its problems. At least I jazzed it up a little for you...
  • I may limit giveaways in the future - most of my goodies will be going to Give and Makeup  - if you haven't signed up I would invite you to take a look......
Thanks so much everyone - for sticking by a slow blogger and being so supportive!!
C xx

Friday, 15 October 2010

A quick Congratulations!! And a new Hall of Famer....

Emma Hardie won Essential Luxury Buy in the first ever Stylist Skincare Awards this week. So why not throw my hat into the ring and make it the first facial product in my little Hall of Fame?

Yes I go on about it - with good reason - me loves it!!!

Luscious. All of it.

Some official blurb:

The multi-tasking Moringa Cleansing Balm doubles up as a soothing, softening mask and universal rescue balm.  Moringa seeds, Wild Sea Fennel and Vitamin E balance, purify and minimise the appearance of open pores, and a blend of uplifting Orange Neroli and Mandarin extracts combine with calming Jasmine and Rose to revitalise dull, dry, dehydrated and mature skins, leaving the complexion clean, soft and exquisitely fragrant.   Removes all face and eye make-up, can be made into an exfoliator or used as a healing serum for dry skin and lips.

Basically - IMMENSE. It was the only product to receive 70/70 from all of the judges - which means other huge facialists on the judging panel had to 'fess up and say 'Yep. Fair play. Immense.'

Em looking chuffed with herself - and so she should.
Congrats Ms Hardie. Well done - The Mouth salutes you.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Cheat Sheet - Spots

Zits. Pustules. Papules. Wheals. Comedones. Milia. There are lots of things that happen to the skin - especially on the face - on a regular basis.  This is purely for:


Acne? I'm not talking to you. Blackheads? Nor you. Pustules? Nope.  I'm talking about your average spot that pops up occasionally - you know it's coming - you can feel it, it started with a bump, felt sore, then got a little red, hurt a little more, then you see a faint hint of something that could be a head. A little white/cream shows underneath.

And THEN if you are the average female, you:
  • Stab it (leading to ...scar)
  • Poke it (absolutely nothing)
  • Squeeze it (if too early, will bruise, then scar)
  • Load it with tea tree oil (no need - it's probably not bacterial)
  • Load it with spot treatment (see above)
  • or GOD FORBID - put toothpaste on it (please no)
Toothpaste. Paste for TEETH. On a spot. Genius.

I have reached the point of no return.

So here is my gift to you. You can also use this for milia (the little hard, white bumps usually found around the lower eye, upper cheek area).

Next time you feel one of these mothers coming up (or get a milia) you will need the following:
  • Your hands
  • Your moisturiser
  • Your concealer
  • Patience
Repeat after me: moisturise, massage, moisturise. Repeat. Moisturise, Massage, MOISTURISE.

Moisturise the area like its going out of fashion. Yes really. This is particularly good for those big on-the-chin once-a-month spots.
Moisturising it does a few things:
  • Softens the area around the spot - how often have you destroyed the surrounding area of a zit because you treated the area of the said zit so abusively??
And then either:
  • makes the spot retreat entirely
  • brings it to a head quicker - in which case you have my permission to pop. 
Pop pop away. Have at it.

Words of warning:
  • A 'popable' spot shouldn't really hurt when popping - it should be satisfying
  • If it hurts - stop - it's too soon and you will bruise and then possibly scar
  • Stop at the first sign of blood - you're about to scar
  • Never, ever, ever try and pop a milia - this technique will eventually make them go, or disperse on the surface. If they don't, get them removed - professionally. Milia can only be taken out safely by piercing the skin - and a lot of therapists are not trained in milia removal. Ask before you let them attack. And don't bother trying yourself - all you'll get for your trouble is a bleeding hole, a bruise - and the milia waving at you from underneath when the dust has settled. And take note - if you do suffer from milia you need to up the hydration level of your creams - less oil, more water based ones.

So the next time you feel Mount Vesuvius brewing under the skin - give it a chance, treat it with care, and save the Crest for your mouth. Please.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Give and MakeUp

We got a little inspired this weekend.

Please click through to the  site, have a read - and see if you can help.

Thank you.

Give and MakeUp