Bath/Shower

At the beginning of the year, I mentioned the best ways to pedicure from the comfort of your own home…

Lush have the best mask for the feet, and I’m here to blog about it in detail. I’m not a fan of pedicures at the salon, I’m not gonna lie – it’s really offputting to have a stranger I don’t know massaging my feet (or anywhere else)… So, I never really used to do much to my feet other than wash them and put them in hot salty water for a soak.

Anyway, as I said, I was given Volcano to try at the beginning of the year, and I loved it. I couldn’t write a full post on it, because I was given a sample sized amount of the product.

I was in Lush recently and I bought some, because I had a particularly busy day yesterday, and I thought I’d give it a proper go. I have used it twice in two days and I can’t get over how weightless it makes my feet feel and how cooling it is. Even after the mask has been applied and washed off, I can feel the mint really releasing all the heat – which is weird, because I didn’t even know I had heat inside my feet.

Volcano by Lush is not only the best (and only) foot mask I’ve ever used, but – I need to admit that I scooped a bit to apply on my facial spots… Okay… Okay! I know you’re thinking: “gross!” – but, a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do… I’ve been having really painful spots. Granted, I get one at a time (thank God) but – at the age of 26 – I should be getting hardly any!

You’ll be pleased to know that the spot decreased in size and redness has dissapeared. I think this is down to the fact that it’s got mint in it. Y’all apply toothpaste on spots, right? So, a foot mask makes it okay. 🙈

This Volcano doesn’t erupt, and is the most peaceful, relaxing Volcano. Love a good one of those.

I also just realised something HUGE… M is a V with legs. Majesty.

God bless! #SoleMates #GoodSole #FightForAGoodSole

❤️

As I mentioned briefly before, my love for the botanicals is actually becoming out of control… I don’t know if I’ll wake up tomorrow and find branches where my bones used to be, but for now – know that I smell like tea tree, a bit a lot.

Right, back to Australin BodyCare, not that we were on the subject to start with but, hey, ho! Hi, ho! On with this blog post I go *whistles to the Seven Dwarves*. 🎶

Legit, currently and before currently, I always (never) asked myself if there was some sort of malfunction at my birth… When I consider and ponder this, you’ll all be the firsts to know.

I smell like tea tree. That’s all I really wanted to say… Tea Tree smells somewhat potent. Therefore, I don’t exactly know why I’m writing a whole blog post about it… I mean, it’s nothing to write home (or shout from the rooftops about). In essence, I smell like PG Tips before they became loose leaf tea bags… That’s it.

I bought the body lotion, shower gel and scrub. I’m going to be real with you, it doesn’t help when you smell like other people’s sweat. I don’t know what you heard, but it’s almost impossible to travel on TfL without leaving the tube with every single person who shared that carriage with’s sweat and germs…

It’s like a little disgusting gift that TfL give you for topping up your Oyster and using their sometimes always delayed and/or on-strike service. (Especially if you lead the life I do and have people coughing and/or sneezing in your face at every opportunity they get.)

Join me here tomorrow- same time, same place, where I’ll divulge into the contents of the times I caught TfL flu aplenty.

Again, let’s cast our minds back to what we were discussing before I went on the germ-infested tangent that is TfL… You might need to use more than one body wash, because if you use it on its own, you’ll smell like a BO’d tree. No matter how much I love trees, that – right there is the point where I declare myself “out” – like they do on Dragon’s Den.

Australian BodyCare’s packaging is pretty bog standard. Pretty and bog standard. I love the colour blue, so there you go… It’s blue. It looks like something you’d find in a bathroom… What next?!

Did I like using Australian BodyCare? It’s not the most incredible product I’ve ever applied on my skin but it’s okay… It does the job. I’m just here for smelling like a hot liquified Kew Gardens.

Thanks you, SPICEBEAN! You’re also every damn thing!

Xxx

P.S. I bought seeds to be planted in my garden because I love botanicals so much… Check back here in Spring (or before) to read all about it.

Charcoal powders are everywhere on Instagram… People are endorsing them like I’m drinking water (I drink lots of water). So, I thought it’s high time that I invest (in charcoal tooth powders) and see what all the fuss is about…

Firstly, I’d like to mention that I had a dentist appointment a few weeks ago and that the reason I wasn’t asked to come back (along with my incredibly good hygiene) was because of this (I’m assuming)…

Having said that, you know what happened to the first person to “assume”, right..? They made an ass out of the third party and themselves! Hahahaha. That one gets me every time. I love it. It’s legit my favourite saying… (I also need to get out more, once a day isn’t enough – clearly).

Anyway, back to the powder… I bought it on Amazon. However, it’s since been made unavailable but there are plenty more that you can check out…

  • FOOD GRADE INGREDIENTS: No Harmful Chemicals, No Bleach, No Fluoride, No Artificial Colors, No Preservatives. Excellent for promoting gum health, freshen breath, tartar control, teeth cleaning and whitening.
  • ORGANIC ACTIVATED COCONUT CHARCOAL: Coconut husks-based activated charcoal has the highest adsorption power and the highest effectiveness in removing impurities.
  • SAFE ON SENSITIVE TEETH: Our food grade ingredients are specially formulated to ensure the most sensitive teeth won’t suffer.
  • FRESHENS BREATH: With natural spearmint flavor, to ensure you have the fresh breath the whole day.

I’m going to be honest… I ordered a product that’s picture and brand was different to what I received. I was, in a sense, Mousefished  – a term that I’ve just made up, feel free to use it…

Mousefish – noun – a term to describe the act of ordering something on the internet, but receiving something completely different.

What I thought I’d ordered, what was advertised… Also, not what I received.

Yes, it was not what I ordered… Again, yes – I could’ve returned it but – do you know how long the process is?! I’d have to fill out the form, send it to the post office, pay for delivery – I ain’t got time. Plus, and most importantly, I researched the product to make sure I wasn’t sent something completely unusable and/or damaging to my teeth.

So, like I said, I used Vena Beauty’s mis-represented product (and have been since I bought it). I’ve got to say though that: I love it. Look, I don’t look sexy with a pitch black toothpaste-y mouth and teeth, then again I hardly look sexy without it so…

What I mean is the result (minus some granules getting stuck in between your teeth), is very nice. My teeth looked squeaky clean, my breath and entire mouth felt so fresh, oh – and it gets rid of stains whilst whitening too.

My dentist said my teeth are in great shape and I believe it’s because of this powder mainly…

Cons? The charcoal can stick to the gaps between teeth and stains the tongue a bit. If I was ever asked – which I haven’t been and won’t be – I’ll just say that I’ve been munching on that sweet liquorice bamboo, like the true panda that I am. Again, not that anyone would (ask)…

Notice: I would never and have never left my house with a weird looking tongue/mouth. I might not brush my hair and almost never wear make-up, but I keep my smile clean at all times. Thanks. It’s nice to know where I draw the line…

This post may or may not have added value to your life. I hope it has, but no worries if it hasn’t. Carry on being an absolute LEGEND.

Love,

Miamii

xxx

Fibrologg

I’m blogging from my phone… So, if this post has an excessive amount of spelling mistakes and the grammar is nonexistent, know that it’s because I’m blogging from my phone!

Without further ado, let’s get cracking with the post… Yes, you’ll be pleased to know that I’ve taken time out from pooping on the bog (caused by chocolate) to discuss shamPOO! To each their own, right?!

Anyway, L’Oréal Fibrology is benefitial for those who suffer from hair thinning and/or those who have fine hair. Although I don’t particularly suffer from either, I just think that my bob needs a bit more volume, something which this gives.

 

A breakthrough in the science of hair, L’Oréal Laboratories have created L’Oreal Elvive Fibrology Thickening Shampoo, proven to give long-lasting thickness wash after wash.Hair looks & feels thicker, with visible body & bounce.

REVOLUTION: FILLOXANE

A patented ingredient proven to penetrate the fibre and expand hair from within

Penetrates deep within the fibre

Expands & increases the diameter of each hair

Remains in the fibre for a long-lasting, cumulative effect.

 

I’ve got to be honest, I’ve tried a lot of shampoos, and plenty of them don’t work well on me. Literally, the only ones that work are the ones I’ve reviewed on here. Label M, Garnier Ultimate Blends and Head & Shoulders are legit the only ones that have worked. But, L’Oréal’s Elvive Fibrology is a game changer. Like monopoly, but not…

Good points: I actually noticed a change in thickness and volume from the first wash. It was incredible. My friends and family noticed the difference, for once – my natural curls looked fuller and as though I’d took time and effort to curl them properly. If you’re a regular to this blog, you’d know that I spend 0 hours. 0 minutes and 0 seconds on hair styling each day. I literally wake up, spray some Lisap and whip my hair back & forth like Willow Smith, and leave. That’s my haircare life.

Bad points: there are none imo.

I was even surprised about how it didn’t grease up my hair quicker. My hair gets greasy pretty quickly (if I use the wrong hair products). I used to wash my hair every three days… However, with Fibrology, I can go a strong five (washing the rest of my body every day, FYI)!

If you know much about hair, you’ll know that it’s bad to wash your hair every day. Apparently, we should wash our hair once or twice a week maximum (depending on our hair type). The rest of the care be done through serums etc.

Famous last words: I agree. Everything in the product description is rightly put. No false advertising there.

#heatwaveUK

We are in the middle of a glorious heatwave! If you know Wiley, you’d also know that he’d be very impressed… However, I wish I could say the same for some of you (who aren’t). Having said that, I can see why, because England doesn’t get much (if any) sunshine. Also, it doesn’t help that the heat we’re accustomed to is sticky, humid and muggy.

So, this post is targeted at those of you who are not fans of this weather and are looking for ways to keep cool. Below, you will find lists of things to do, wear and eat which’ll help to some extent.

Disclaimer: I cannot say that the majority of these tips aren’t common-sense related. Then again, at least I have some…

  1. Invest in a fan or air conditioner and switch it on (that’d be a start, wouldn’t it?)…
  2. Stay hydrated by drinking water or plenty of cold beverages.
  3. Purchase some cooling spray and apply it whenever or wherever you are, I choose MagiCool. Alternatively, a spray toner from LUSH works just as well.
  4. Stay in shady areas when in parks (under the tree is best).
  5. Spend your entire Summer in Waitrose or Iceland as the big branches have AirCon inside. 😉 If that’s not your thing, stick to hanging out inside the freezers of the frozen food aisles… 😆
  6. Go on holiday to the North Pole. (Bit farfetched but then again, YOLO!)
  7. Close your blinds/curtains to avoid the heat of the sun from warming up your room.
  8. Open a window or a door… LOL, top tip, that!
  9. Make Jell-O and freeze them, followed by an ‘eat them’ session.
  10. Consume plenty of ice cream/ice lollies.
  11. Refrigerate everything – your veg, your chocolates, your fruits.
  12. Eat salads, sandwiches or sushi and avoid hot food. You could even try Gazpacho for starters and yogurts and trifles for dessert.

Things to wear in Summer:

  1. Tops and shorts (obvs) or soft cotton tops etc. Wearing loose fitted clothes stops them from sticking to your body when you’re out & about.
  2. Avoid wearing black (even though it is the best colour of clothing) because it attracts the sun.
  3. Sunscreen. Vital. Don’t leave your abode without it… Apply, apply, apply – keeping applying and reapplying.
  4. Sunglasses to protect your eye sockets and balls (slightly graphic and anatomical with my choice of terminology but there you go).
  5. Umbrellas. Believe it or not, umbrellas were used to shelter people from the sun before they were used to shield us from the rain…
  6. BB creams and soft moisturises instead of thick ones and full makeup. It’s inevitable that we will sweat – so nobody wants blocked pores and melting makeup. Stay moisturised or risk skin chapping/chafing and whatnot…

Miscellaneous things:

  1. Shower. I mean, it doesn’t take much does it? Water + your body + some shower gel = hygiene and keeping the people around you happy (and their nasal passages & sense of smell in tact). Lovely.
  2. Don’t complain. I don’t know if you know this but we do not have the luxury of round the clock and all year round sunshine.,, Yes, it’s hot but it won’t last so – don’t complain. Relish in it and embrace it!
  3. Go out to outdoor pools, the beach, BBQs… Honestly, life is too short. Do fun stuff, go out to funfairs, theme parks, town shows, festivals etc.
  4. Take regular breaks at work (when possible) to enjoy the sunshine.
  5. It doesn’t matter how, but just – get some of that Vitamin D. The right amount of it and when done safely (using sun protection), it can prove very beneficial for your mood, your skin, your hair and overall health and wellbeing.

Have I missed anything? I’m sure I have, so get in touch via the solar panelled comments section on my page and we’ll make some photosynthesis worthy communication.