IKEA

Does anyone know if IKEA or fashion brands know that we’re now in May? Why are they acting like it’s April Fool’s Day and as though it’s been dragging on for over a month now?!

‘Yeezy’ has apparently released IKEA trainers. WHAT THE ‘FLIBBERTIGIBBET’ IS GOING ON?!

I heard of that Balenciaga bag selling for $2,000+ even though it looked identical to IKEA’s who are selling their ‘Frakas’ (the bag) at $0.90). Now, even Kanye West is cashing in. WHAT?

Then again, we can’t be too surprised – his style is something else entirely. There’s little love lost though ’cause he made a name for himself through making music not clothes.

I’m all for IKEA, I have nothing against the store or their colour scheme (blue is my favourite colour, and yellow is one of), quality of products or bags but I think creating garments out of them is a tad weird, isn’t it? Look, just look at the face mask in the picture above and tell me that’s normal.

Yes, I know Moschino have phone cases in the shape of McDonald’s fries but that’s creative… That’s just making us look less addicted to technology and more like we’re potato addicts. I love potato. Potato is life, especially McDonald\s fries potatoes. YUM. But IKEA branded clothing? The world has lost it. Thing is, the trainers would look so much better if they didn’t have a furniture/homewear store’s logo on them.

This is why I have no interest in commercial/mainstream fashion.

Giving credit where it’s due, IKEA are bossing their marketing campaign strategy. Legends.

Jane the Virgin

‘Jane the Virgin’ is another one of my favourite shows. Although it returned for a new season last year, I’ve yet to watch more than one episode of it. That’s bad – isn’t it? 😆 Thing is, soap opera dramas drag on like dragons and I can’t be dealing with it.

Don’t get me wrong, I was hooked on the first two seasons (before she married) but a third season felt like it had run its course. What I mean is, what do the directors/writers want? Do they expect her to stay a virgin forever? They’ll have to change the name of the show at some point (unless they want a ’40 Year Old Virgin’-esque show),

Sadly, Jane didn’t get her happy ending [at the end of season two] because Michael was shot by his detective accomplice. As I mentioned above, I watched episode one of the latest season and although I was happy to see Michael recover, i just felt like I couldn’t watch it anymore. She’s married and was going to do the deed – that’s it.

Wait, I love how I’m chatting like you guys know the show – when you probably don’t… 😂

Okay, so Jane is a young lady who dreams of being a writer and pursues her dreams. GO GIRL! She’s dating a cop (police officer) but had a crush on a guy who owns a hotel chain previously. They somehow end up meeting again, she goes to the gynae and she gets artificially inseminated by his own sister. WTF?

I know what’s going through your mind right now: “you watch these type of shows?!” I assure you it’s not the storyline that had me hooked… It’s the humour, the comedy (which is another word for humour) and the abundance of love that appealed to me.

OMG! I can’t believe that it took me to write this blog post before I realised a major flaw in the show. I’ve just thought of something – how could she get artificially inseminated if her hymen is in tact? I don’t know… I was refused a smear because of it but she gets pregnant? What?! How?!

Back to the plot we go, she gets pregnant and stays with Michael the cop but breaks up to get with Rafael the baby daddy (who was married to Petra – a crazy psycho beach*).

* Margate, UK probably

Oh, yeah – Jane ends up giving birth to the cutest baby boy ever called Mateo (or “Mr Sweetface” for short). She also gets hitched to Michael at the end of season two but I, like plenty of others, thought she suited Rafael better. Don’t get me wrong, Michael’s a great guy – I just felt there was more of a chemistry between her and Rafael. Then again, there’s an emotional bond between her and Michael, so maybe that’s why it’s stronger.

Overall, the show has its fair share of twists and turns, drama, murders, partner swapping etc. but it’s hilarious even if overly dramatic… Sometimes too dramatic to the point where it looks farfetched and made up.

However, we’re all hooked on it. Aren’t we? [if you’re yet to be, have a word with yourself]

I used to tweet about it so much that a few of my friends have ended up watching and enjoyed it! I tweet about other stuff now, though. 😆

Although I haven’t watched season three in full (in case you didn’t know 🙈), I’ve seen a couple of previews and suspect that her and Michael are no longer married because she’s crushing on someone else? 😳

She, like she always was, is still torn between staying a virgin until she gets into a *proper* marriage or losing it beforehand. Her grandmother plays a major role in motivating her to stay celibate. I love her nan, she’s a proper traditional grandma! 💖

Veet

Are you ready for the Holy Grail of waxing? Wax on. Wax off. Ruby Wax. Wax lyrical. Don’t fax, wax. Wax. Bloomin’ wax! Not ‘shine’ wax – hair removal wax… Did I mention: “wax”? Pay tax. Wax. Alright, enough! I won’t be mentioning the word ‘wax’ again.

Veet. Easy *** strips are just the be-all-and-end-all of a soft, smooth and hairless life… Listen, I’m not going to beat around bushes (probably ’cause I don’t have any after using these strips) but I love them.

They’re cheap, can be bought from anywhere (within reason); I mean, a WINE merchant might not stock them, but Boots and/or Superdrug will.

Aside from the fact that they’re cheap and easily accessible, they’re also very easy to use and relatively painless [if you don’t have much hair]. I mean, if I were to let my hairs overgrow, this’d be a completely different review! I’d probably be slating it for being too painful… 😝

If I had to give constructive criticism, I’d say the results are REALLY sticky. Smooth, good results at a price of sticky. Look, I know what you’re thinking: “it’s hair-removing ***!” [you thought I’d forgotten about the word ban, didn’t you? 😉] I get it, I do, it’s just the wax shouldn’t stick to your face after you’ve ripped it off – should it? Also, should your PJs be sticking to you even after you’ve showered? No, didn’t think so.

I’m not a *word that rhymes with Basement Jaxx* connoisseur but I just didn’t expect it to be that sticky. Having said that, it’s probably* down to the fact that didn’t apply anything prior to waxing. All I did was wash my legs and tapped them dry beforehand.

*definitely

After finding out more, I now realise that talcum powder works better underneath, ’cause it makes it less sticky.

That’s it.

I don’t have much to say except from the fact that they have ones for the face as well as body… Although I don’t use the face ones, I am sure they exist. The ones (pictured) are the type that I own and are suitable for use on those with a sensitive skin-type.

Disclaimer: after using these strips, you’ll feel as though you’re the star of one of their adverts. Trust me! The results are that good.

Tip: don’t overuse them. Wax in general can damage the skin.

femfresh

Ladies, I want to discuss something with you that might cringe you the heck out. However, it’s something that needs to be discussed: feminine hygiene.

I have been using femfresh for so long and I can honestly say it’s the best female cleansing product on the market. I’ve got everything – the wipes, spray and wash/cleanser.

We know that most girls have hundreds of lotions and potions to care for the different areas of their bodies, but what about their intimate skin?

Often this very special skin gets overlooked, using either an everyday body wash, which can in fact strip the very sensitive skin of it’s natural defences, or water which is great, but some of us girls prefer to feel a little extra love when it comes to the most intimate skin.

femfresh has been specially designed to care for the unique pH of your intimate skin, because it’s different to the rest of your body. All of our products are also gynaecologically and dermatologically tested so they’re safe and gentle on this sensitive skin.

If you’d like to join the millions of women who care for down there, look no further.

Do you know how important it is to stay sanitary and hygienic – especially “down there”? The lack of hygiene/sanitariness will without a doubt lead to infection (if not careful). So, one piece of advice: ‘keep clean and look after your nethers’.

Also, don’t be one of those who only does it because they have a boyfriend/partner/husband; do it for yourself! 

Honestly, you’d be surprised the amount of times I’ve heard people say they go that extra mile in cleanliness and hygiene just ’cause they’ve got someone. What? Stay clean – whether you’re single or not – focusing mostly on the areas that matter most.

If you’ve visited femfresh’s website or looked them up,  you’d know that femfresh’s products are “specially formulated to care for intimate skin”. Their products are specifically designed to give it that extra clean and/or “pampering” feeling.

Look, I’m going to be honest, unlike the lady in the video,  I don’t see Femfresh as being a pampering product – it’s just something that I clean with. I’m not crazy enough to treat it to masks. As far as I’m concerned, just stay hygienic. Don’t start buying masks, moisturisers/toners etc. That’s just weird!

Look, cleaning with water is fine, but does it get rid of the bacteria? No. Yes, there are shower gels and stuff but they’re too harsh on sensitive/intimate areas. Also, if you read up on it, you’ll notice that shower gels/washes (that are not formulated for those areas) have been proven to be too strong – with some even leaving a burning sensation… Femfresh isn’t like that, it’s cooling and cleanses really well. The scent isn’t anything spectacular, it just smells fresh and/or clean, like it should.