Category: Weekend Post

french braid tools

The title of this post should probably be ‘Hey look at this knot that I’ve created in my hair’, but instead I’m going to try and pass it off as a French braid. Yeah? Sorta? I mean it’s more of a plait, but you see where I’m trying to go with this. It’s become a bit of a regular thing that when I’ve got a spare half an hour at the weekend, I set up shop in front of the mirror with a plaiting YouTube how-to, a bunch of bands and my nimble fingers at the ready in a desperate attempt to master all things twisted. My obsession with a bit of side-swept braid action began way back in my Hills-viewing days, L.C always rocked a good one and so I’ve got to get down to it.

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The body shop honeymania hand cream

the body shop bath glove

Sometimes the whole two-hour long weekend pamper extravaganza just isn’t feasible. Ain’t nobody got time for that. So in my head I’ve got saved four five minute fix routines that I work through when time is a little thin on the ground. Sometimes I tote them up into a 20 minute speed sesh or I just focus my TLC on one area and then I’m free to cuddle up on the sofa with Harvey, Mike and Baskin and Robbins in no time at all (sorry got Suits on the brain still, season 5 is being devoured at lightning speed)…

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Because there’s only one thing better than a weekend pamper sesh – a DIY groom with products that smell ridiculously amazing, right? So good in fact, that you tend to go heavy handed just to eek out that whiff a little bit more (see my description below of the The Body Shop’s Tea Tree Face Mask which will explain why I go to bed after a skincare session every night). So this weekend I’m bringing out the sweet scented big guns…

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You remember my basket right? It’s been over a year since I showed you round these parts (see here and here for past basket tours), but it’s still around and holding my daily body, hair, feet and other miscellaneous essentials. I thought this weekend I’d take you round what currently sits in my go-to basket of beauty bits…

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If there’s one thing you’ve to know about me is – aside from the fact that I just love hogging the bed covers – it’s that I need a good 30 minute warning before bed to complete all the necessary steps and pre-slumber beauty tasks. First there’s the skincare routine, any additional bolt-ons, heck sometimes even a chipped nail SOS sesh before I slip into bed to carry out those final few bedside beauty must-dos. It’s lengthy, but I love it. So this weekend I’ve been raking through the bedside stuff and streamlining my stash.

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Vichy Crabtree and Evelyn The face shop Guerlain May Coop

There is now a whole drawer in my beauty set-up that stashes away a rather large smorgasbord of cute looking minis. Collected from numerous trips to Sephora, added extras from online shopping orders or just tester-scaled try me’s from discovery kits I keep them holed away for times when I’m feeling a little experimental; which judging by the title of this post just so happens to be today. So I’m turning my back on my creature of habit ways and cracking open some new pamper-time testers; here’s the low-down on my sample-sized Sunday beauty menu:

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Who doesn’t love a good ol’ fashioned mask? I’ve been using the bad boys since my teenage days and once attended a friend’s birthday party with the remnants of a sachet offering dried on under my chin much to my parents amusement – cheers guys. So this weekend I’ve gone back to my roots, pushed the souped-up acid filled, enzyme containing fancy pants masks aside and am keeping it real on the skincare block with some of my old favourites and newer additions. Here’s my top 2 messy masks to use on now for a decongesting sesh leaving you ripe and ready for Monday:

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