Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Happy New Year and The Importance of Elemis

Really, January has completely passed me by and if you could see the state of me, you'd know that was true. I look a mess. Happily, I'm trying to get my shit together, mani-pedi yesterday, bikini wax and a facial tomorrow and next week, I'm getting the mop done. Blonde roots on red hair are not attractive. I know that sounds like an incredibly wasteful waste of money but really, I need these things. I'm thirty now. Shit's getting real.

Pretty much the only thing that's keeping me together is my dedication to Elemis skincare. I've preached and preached before so I'm not going to shove it down your throat (USE IT!) but if you were thinking about giving it a go, you could do a lot worse than the limited edition Anti-Ageing Detox Regime on elemis.com. It includes all my favourites, including the amazing Skin Bliss capsules. I'm not sure what is in these bad boys (mostly because I haven't read the packaging properly) but I can see their effects immediately. I love them. I'm down to my last two. I need to get some more. It's possible you'll see me scouring the streets of Brooklyn tomorrow, looking for a dealer to hook me up.
Anyway, have a look on the website, check it out.

I'm also trying L'Age de The's Herbal Detox tea. It's chock full of milk thistle, dandelion roots, calendula and vanilla roobios to detox your skin and cleanse your system.
Can't hurt can it?
And it is tea after all.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

The Beautiful You - QVC

Sweet jebus, I haven't posted in the longest time. Honestly though, I have really good reasons.
There was Christmas and then the new book needed finishing and I'm moving house and ugh, a million other things you don't want to know about (at least three of them have a penis and shall never be spoken of again) plus I had the flu forever - remind me to tell you the funny story about my Sudafed overdose in Bloomingdales on Christmas eve. Happily, before I went completely mad, I got an email from the lovely people at QVC this week and it began with this headline: December was for everyone else, January is for you.
I liked the sound of it.

Anyway, they were mostly pimping their beauty day here in the USA, tomorrow January 21st but it's a great theory right? And if nothing else, it's brought a couple of great new products to my attention. The It Cosmetics Power Universal Brown Pencil Duo that will be making an appearance (QVC item #A212333) is a new favourite of mine. I have a bit of a shameful secret with brows. When I get stressed, I go a bit Girl, Interrupted and rub my eyebrows. The problem here is that my eyebrows then break and I walk around browless. It's not a good look. This pencil not only fills in my fuck ups but also includes brow conditioning ingredients that actually repairs my follicle self-harm. Brilliant.

As a new redhead (blog to follow on that factoid) I'm also super aware of everything I'm using on my hair right now as I'm terrified of fade out. The Chaz Dean Pomegranate Cleansing Conditioner (QVC item #A212497) appeals as it claims to replace shampoo, conditioner, detangler, leave-in conditioner and doubles up as shaving cream. Got to be worth a go at $28 surely? The fewer times I wash my hair with the fewer chemicals, the less fading I will suffer. I think. I'll let you know once I've given it a go.

So whether you're in the US and can enjoy The Beautiful You on QVC tomorrow (I love zoning out to shopping channels so I'll be there for a while) or you're elsewhere and just need to remember to take five minutes for yourself, remember: December was for everyone else, JANUARY IS FOR YOU*.

*management reserves the right to claim this every month until December.

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