Kiehls

It’s almost Easter weekend. Also, I’m not going to be online so… Feel free to enjoy my Kiehl’s post while I’m away (other posts are available).

If you’re looking for the ultimate face cream, look no further than Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream. It’s so ultra that I’d apply it at the altar.

It’s 6:54am GMT as I write this, so make of that what you will.

Our #1 best-selling facial cream; now with more epic proof. With a unique lightweight texture and up to 24-hour lasting hydration, our “ultra-hydrator” immediately leaves skin up to 2.3X more hydrated.* Formulated with Glacial Glycoprotein and olive-derived Squalane, this non-greasy, lightweight moisturiser is uniquely formulated for all skin types – even sensitive skin. Now proven performance in everyday extreme relative humidities. 

• Our #1 worldwide best-selling face cream 
• Provides up to 24-hour lasting hydration for soft, smooth, healthy-looking skin
• Balances hydration levels with 2.3X more moisture.* 
• Absorbs into skin easily with an ultra-lightweight texture 
• Tested in everyday and extreme environments 
• Formulated with Glacial Glycoprotein, derived from sea glaciers, and olive-derived Squalane 
• For all skin types, including sensitive skin 

Anyway, it’s a good all round cream. Apparently, it lasts 24 hours, although I’m not about to keep a cream on my face that long without washing it just to test the theory.

It hydrated, moisturised and kept my skin’s texture looking slicker than an oil spill (or several).

Do I like it? Of course. Should you try it? Also of course.

Do I have a new neighbour that snores better than the finest tuba-playing member of an orchestra? Yes. Am I complaining? Not at all. I love nothing more than hearing a symphony.

What’s your favourite book? The one I carry with me, always.

What’s your most embarrassing childhood memory? Being pushed into the maths block door (which was off its hinges). It fell, broke and my pink Timberland boot flew across the playground as I stood lunging in peak superhero position with one shoe on the back foot and my sock on the front. Needless to say that was the last time I willingly wore socks. Also, Morty’s short for MORTYFIED. Almost died.

The headteacher even called me into their office and pretended to fine me for their negligent mistake of not fixing a door that was off its hinges and being pushed into it by a pubescent lad.

What are your 3 favourite movies? 9 Months and Mrs. Doubtfire have to be in first place. I cannot and shan’t choose between them. The Terminal, is a close second. Third has to be Enchanted and Night at the Museum.

What’s the most beautiful place you’ve ever been? Morschach, it’s paradise!

What accomplishment are you most proud of? Being a junior youth worker. Youngest in the UK. I was the bane of all my peers’ lives, but looking back, it was really worth it.

Who would you like to live like for a day? Beyoncé (Who wouldn’t?!)

If you could ask your pet 3 questions, what would they be?
1. Annie, are you okay?
2. Who let the dogs out?
3. What does the fox say?

When you’re having a bad day, what do you do to make yourself feel better? Watch a giraffe documentary.

Using one word, how would you describe your family? Sane!

What is the scariest movie you’ve ever seen? Insidious, I attempted watching it (ended up doing so through my hands) and Charlie Chaplin ended up in my backyard as my mind recreated the music scene whilst playing Sims that night in my old house.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be? Australia.

If you could shop for free at one store, which would you choose? True Religion or Guess.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A police officer. I was into it so much that I got offered a chance to go camping with Met Police. Met Rozzy, a policewoman who broke her back repeatedly on the job, swore against it thereafter.

What’s your favourite day of the week? Tuesday. Have you ever truly experienced the wonders of a Tuesday? Exactly.

Who would play you in a movie about your life? Kate Middleton.

What’s your pet peeve? A tortoise that I named Peeve because I was obsessed with Ask Jeeves.

1.Who would you say is your number one fashion inspiration?

Kate Middleton. She might be a Princess but dresses like a Queen.

2. What made you decide to start blogging

The fact that I write more than I talk. For my own sanity and everyone else’s, it was the only way.

3. Favorite magazine?

Cosmopolitan. I’ve been reading that since I could do that activity.

4. What are some of your current fashion obsessions?

Cargo pants. Do you know how comfortable they are? Have you ever applied a pair of Cargo pants upon your legs? Game changer.

5. WCW?

Apart from myself, Kate Middleton. Have you seen her? Straight up MILF!

6. What am I dressing like this Halloween?

Brexit.

7. What type of camera do you use?

Smartphone. iPhone X – doesn’t get better.

8. Coffee or Tea?

T-shirts.

9. Favorite City?

Being biased, I’d say London. Not being biased, I’d say Miami – which isn’t even a city, more of a town.

10. Heels? or Flats?

Trainers. I live in trainers. My collection is ever-growing and long may it continue to do just that.

11. 90s Grunge? or 60s Glam?

80s flares. That era is a-OKAY and I’m now a Fire Marshall Mathers. Eminem for shorts.

12. Favorite 90s TV show?

Friends. Friends. Friends.

13. What is your dream job?

I’m in it now, honestly. But, being a parent when the time comes moreso.

14. Name your Top 3 favorite bands.

UB40, always. Nickelback, sometimes. Maroon5, mostly.

15. Do you prefer music on Vinyl? CD? or Download?

Download. Although, I’m strongly considering investing in vinyls and getting a record player.

16. Favorite MAC lipstick color?

Their Charlotte Tilbury’s Pillowtalk.

17. Marilyn Monroe or Audrey Hepburn?

Kate Middleton.

18. How many tattoos do you have?

Two now but three soon.

19. Favorite Quote?

“You’re a wizard, Harry!”

20. What is one thing your readers would be surprised to hear?

Probably that I’m still updating this? This is actually the longest-running blog I’ve had. Trust me when I tell you that I’ve had a few.

aloe vera gel
Photo Credit: Dr. Organic

My best kept skincare secret is Aloe Vera gel. I cannot explain to you how great it is for the skin, but for the purpose of my blog – I’m going to have to try.

I apply it everywhere, especially on my face. Since applying one layer daily, I’ve noticed my skin is softer, smoother and radiant-er.

Although some makeup artists don’t recommend applying it underneath makeup, I have been… If you use it sparingly, it can act as a good base.

Things you can use Aloe Vera gel as:

  1. A mask for the skin – lather your face in layers, leave to dry and peel off.
  2. Moisturisers – apply daily, in the morning or evening (depending on your preference.

Does it stink? Yes, it doesn’t smell like the nicest thing in the world, but the benefits overshadow its scent. I spritz some rose water on my face if the smell of aloe vera gets overpowering.

Benefits of using Aloe Vera gel:

  1. Good for softening fine lines, wrinkles
  2. Good for dry skin
  3. Good for blemishes, scars and acne
  4. Good for evening out skin-tone
  5. Smoothens the skin
  6. It is just an all-round MVP of a natural skin care product.

There you have it, Aloe Vera gel. Get some and apply some…

Growing Aloe Vera and applying some directly from the plant is safest. I’m working on that. But, getting it from the store in a squeezy bottle works just as well.

Netflix

I’ve reached 400 followers on my blog! Thank you to all who follow, and those that keep up-to-date with my posts even though I haven’t been blogging regularly.

To celebrate, here’s a post dedicated to all of you.

The beloved American-sitcom Friends is still on Netflix, so I will be sitting in my Netflix pants and watching it all day.

Moral of this post? We’re all friends. There’s also nothing better than watching Friends.