Thursday, 26 February 2015

May reviews The Body Shop Cleansing Oil

picture of the body shop camomile cleansing oilWhen it comes to removing make up and cleansing my face in the evenings, I have been pretty loyal to Liz Earle's Hot Cloth Cleanse and Polish for a couple of years now, and love it. Recently, however, curiosity got the better of me and I went on an online spending spree at The Body Shop. One of the items I picked up was the Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil.

The Body Shop says of this:

"This silky-soft cleanser will effortlessly remove make-up from the whole face quickly and effectively, leaving skin feeling clean, refreshed and clear of impurities. It’s the ultimate time-saver. 
  • Removes make-up
  • Suitable for sensitive skin and contact lens wearers
  • Removes waterproof make-up
  • Leaves skin feeling clean and refreshed"

Thursday, 19 February 2015

May on learning to live with eczema

I am very grateful that eczema didn't trouble me as a child or a teenager (there were plenty of other things to worry about then!) but suddenly being hit with it in my mid-30s has come as a bit of a shock.

I only developed eczema a few months ago but it was already had a big impact on my everyday life. I don't know what triggered it, and I certainly don't know how to fix it. I am currently waiting on some allergy test results to see if there's something in particular that is affecting me. Whilst my optimistic streak occasionally tells me that maybe the eczema will disappear as quickly as it came, the more realistic side of me tells me that I'm now on a path of managing it, rather than curing it.

Monday, 16 February 2015

Mack wants a palace for her new puppy

I have wanted a dog since childhood but it is only now, in my late 30s, that I feel ready to commit to taking on such a responsibility.   I have spent months researching dog breeds, dog care, visiting Rescue Centres and browsing "Puppy For Sale" ads (which has certainly cut into my home and beauty online shopping time!) and finally, in a week's time my new baby will be here with me and my family.  A cute little 11-week old Chihuahua cross Yorkie puppy. 
A puppy haul post is to follow very soon.  But in the meantime, I wanted to share my prep work for puppy's living space in the first few months while she settles in and gets trained.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

May on home decor

You know you're growing up when shopping for cushions and vases takes over from shopping for shoes and bags... I distinctly remember this happening to me the minute I realistically thought about buying my first home.

Several years later, I happily combine all shopping missions, but a recent house move has reignited my love for home décor so I thought I would share a few of my favourite purchases with you.

There are certain things that make a house a home. This is my take on those. Do let me know yours - I'm always on the look out for new things!

Monday, 9 February 2015

Mack on Five Guys (the Restaurant that is…)

After a few weeks of trying to eat more healthily as per our New Year’s resolutions, May and I decided that we deserved a treat and we headed on down to our local Five Guys restaurant, after hearing the rumours about “The Best Burgers Ever” from May’s other half.

Monday, 2 February 2015

Mack is devastated: Memebox ends international shipping

It is a sad, sad time.  Memebox have announced that from February 10th they will only be shipping to US, China and Korea and they are ending all other international shipping.  I feel like a baby who has had its comfort blanket snatched away.  It is depressing to know that something that suited me so perfectly and which I felt so passionate about, will no longer be directly available to me as a UK resident.