Ahhh yes, winter has now settled in around here and my skin knows it. Grumpy, itchy, dry skin that begged for exfoliation even after exfoliating. Remembering that I have some products stashed away, I decided to have a peek to see if I have anything to help my skin and wouldn’t you know it, I happened across this five-day treatment by Dr Dennis Gross that I bought when I was in Canada and totally forgot about. It was like my skin spirit animal was singing to me.
I decided to document my progress over the days and see if I can revive my very grumpy skin.
We’re back! I hope you haven’t missed us too much (if you’re on Twitter, you might be sick of us and our Eurovision live-tweeting). We were going to update and move the site to its first .com site, however we’re holding off on that until later in the year.
While we’ve been away though, we’ve had time to try out oil pulling ‘toothpaste’ by Keeko!
This post was going to be done at the start of November last year to coincide with Northern Hemisphere winter and the Summer scrubs post for us Southern Hemisphere folk, buuut it didn’t happen and now we’re here. I think it’ll be good to post now as summer here SHOULD be dying down soon and winter for the northern bunnies should eventually end. Yep, it’s March and all of us have unprecedented, fucked up weather.
Enough of that, let’s all cuddle because there’s nothing like wrapping up in winter, right? What’s even better is wrapping up and not feeling like an itching snake (no offence to the snakes reading this). Or having such dry skin your dead skin clings to sheets and clothing. Yum-yum. So let’s get our favourite tea, snort the last of the pumpkin spice we have up, stop the jibber-jabber and get onto some of my favourite face and body moisturisers for winter.
Beauty can be an annoying word. It’s a word that means well. Yet with so many ways to achieve this elusive creature; through thousands of products and millions of videos claiming to know what you must do and what you shouldn’t do, it can be really confusing. While beauty has no rules and no certain way to look, you might hear someone say “Makeup has no rules! Skincare has no rules!” which… well, it kind of does. There might not be ‘rules’, buuuuut-
Barbossa definitely gets it.
Trust me, though, Captain Barbossa and I are only here to help you through the Wonderland (and sometimes, Wonderhell) that is modern beauty. I should just disclaim that sometimes I might go on a rant about a ‘trend’ I have seen through my professional or personal life, but it is never a reflection on you, or someone you know that might do these things. You’re not an idiot or a loser. We’re all friends around here! Just think of me as your grumpy fairy godmother.
Ah, regrets. Regrets are hard, especially when you’re such a Planner McOrganiseranal like me and try to have every little thing predicted or perfect. My spontaneous splurges are rare, and when I do buy something, I’ve done a background investigation on it- even then I’ll probably still regret it!
Yet no matter now much you might try to see if something is right for you, you’ll never know until you do try it. Or try it again for good measure. It might be after even the sixth time you find something just isn’t working for you, and that’s where I am with these products.
I’m sorry I made this into a two-parter, I didn’t want to make you wait any longer for a new post so I decided two posts were best!
Last time I gave the run-down on what ingredients were in both the Milky Foot and Baby Foot, as well as some prep hints and my fugly feet wrapped up in the plastic socks. Now, a few days have passed and you can see the.. how can I describe it? Thinly-shredded parmesan? That works.