Category: Weekend Post

Two years ago my face was an oil-free product zone. Being the oily skin type category I winced at my greasy T-zone and slapped on products more likely to be aimed at the teenage section. Stripping, foaming and most definitely oil-free formulas; the drier my skin felt the happier I was. Fast forward to the present day and my skincare set-up couldn’t look more different. Age, life and my general disregard of my recommended water intake (it goes right through me if you get my drift), has wedged my complexion in the more combination grouping so I like to layer on emollient creams, balm textured cleansers and a hell’a load of oils. The latter being the most satisfying product to apply of the bunch. A mini spa-esque massage each night propped up at my basin – my skin drinks up the stuff. Here’s the need to know on the oily ointment that I’ve tailored into my routine…

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I’m tired. You know those weeks where you forget what it’s like to have your little toosh settle on a nice comfy sofa and you’ve lost all feeling in your feet due to marching through the streets in your ‘oh so lovely looking, but oh so painful‘ kitten heels? Well it’s been one of those weeks. A good’un, but one that’s left me day-dreaming about my soft, soft duvet. So I’m not messing around today with a fussy routine. It’s a product rotation that’s tried and tested and just does its job; bringing me back to the land of living with some serious R&R, all combined with a mid-afternoon nap I think. 2 products, that’s all – it’s time to bring out the big guns…

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The scene is set and today I’m revisiting my old stomping ground; I love nothing more than slathering on a face mask at the weekend (well aside from eating my own body weight in puddings). It’s a step that I usually forget until Sunday rolls round and that way I can cap my usage to make sure I’m not OD’ing on the stuff. Recently there’s been much love given to one so here’s the need-to-know on it…

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Good read

In past weeks I have become slightly obsessed with transforming the function of our coffee table from occasional footrest and free paper dumping ground into ‘cool book’ placeholder. I’ve swept away the month old Times of Indias and am slowly replacing them with pages of goodness of my choice stacked high. But I’m not going all Hemmingway on your ass, I’m talking pages packed with my favourite topics – romantic fiction. I’ve found the Amazon book section to hold some absolute gems and as I’ve spent a large proportion of this weekend packed tightly on trains I’ll be taking a bit of a time-out and curling up in the window seat getting my teeth into some of these beauties.

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Sleeping is easily up there in my top five activities. Nothing beats cosying up under the covers after a long day, pajamas on, Ranveer Singh film rolling – a little snapshot of my nightly routine there for you. I love a little ritual and my bedtime beauty formula is no exception; there are oils, serums and masks that all make an appearance before I snuggle up. Lately I’ve become a little consumed with a trio. So this weekend I thought I’d share my thoughts..

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If I scoff another Mama G&M homemade chocolate pudding then I may just have to be rolled into the new week. So it’s time to lay off the treats, dust off the yoga mat that was last used 11 months ago and begin a bit of a detox. But I’m not talking handfuls of the green stuff meeting a juicing machine, I’m bringing it back down to beauty (as always) and finishing the week off on a pampering high. Welcome the detoxifying pamper edit and start the week off on the right beauty foot…

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the ultimate twp

Today marks my 25th (!?!?!) Weekend Post. Which means there’s been 25 posts full to the brim of preening, pampering and primping with a hella load of skincare, body and hair care treats along the way with some Sunday beauty chores thrown in as well. Phew. These are easily my favourite posts of the week to write and to test out products for – who doesn’t love an hour long bath all in the name of blogging research? But to celebrate, somewhat, this milestone I thought I’d note down my favourite posts and products from this category that I happily partake in most weekends. These are rituals that (I hope) will never go away, welcome to The Ultimate Weekend Post…

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