Monday, 20 April 2015

Whatever happened to Acid Rain? Reviewing Bravura and Nip + Fab


Recently I saw someone pose the question "Why does everyone have to be obsessed with everything? Why can't we just like something?"

It's a fair point; We are "Generation Obsessed". Either that or "Generation Can't-Even". 

What can't we even, I hear you ask? 

None of us know, that's why we can't!

Moving on swiftly, I am obsessed...


...with Acid Exfolation. Ever since I discovered there was a way to remove all those nasty dead and dry skin cells without scrubbing my face raw I was a convert. 

It started with a Christmas gift from my mum. A stocking filler she apparently bought sometime in June last year. A complete throwaway gift which has become my favourite thing! I give you the Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix pads. 

They say: Glycolic acid retextures and resurfaces, Hyaluronic acid moisturises and refreshes, Blue Daisy soothes and calms. 

I say: Yes please, more of this. 

I was worried that my skin being so sensitive would reject these completely, I had heard of friends finding them overpowering but it's been quite the opposite. I have completely disregarded their guidance on use, however, once every other day is enough. Once a day if I'm having an extreme dryness breakout. Definitely not twice a day. My dry patches & flakiness have about 95% cleared up. No longer do I need to hide my dandruffy brows (yes that's an actual thing) and scaley hairline (Aren't I the most attractive person ever?!). 

Second up in exfoliators is Bravura Purifying Calendula Toner for normal to problem skin. 

They say: combines the effective exfoliation properties of 10% Glycolic acid and 3% Lactic acid hydrating Aloe Vera and healing Calendula extract. 

I say: Yes and No. I was kind of hoping for more punch. 

I use the Bravura during my hormonal moments when I have an over abundance of sebum (the stuff that creates White & Black heads) around my cheeks and chin; the usual hormone trouble spots just without the actual spots, thankfully! 
Despite the fact that it's a 13% acid you'd think it would be kick ass but the additional oils compensate well, making it a delicate experience and I wouldn't be afraid to use it more regularly if I needed to. At £8 direct from Bravura.com it's excellent value & I'm seriously considering its Ginseng sister for my normal dry skin days. 

So these are my acids. I'm sticking with the budget ranges until my Borg skin adapts and I have to go hunting for something new again. Resistance is futile but suggestions are welcome. 

Thanks for reading! 

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Ballin'

So here's a thing, this weekend I'm attending a Ball! Isn't that fancy? If I'm being honest I've been reluctant to write about the Charity Ball in aid of my cousin who passed away last year. It felt strange but now it doesn't. We are fundraising for Bone Cancer Research Trust who were amazing to her and her family &, given that there is currently zero non surgical treatments available for Bone Cancer, are worthy recipients. 

For months now Michelle and I have been swapping messages about what to wear. The dress, the shoes, the hair, it's all been on the go. She has a gorgeous gown off the internet & I finally bought the Eliza J dress I've been lusting after from House of Fraser, I even bought a corset! 


The only thing I've been worrying about during the whole process is hair, so many choices! Unable to get to my usual hairdressers in time & not having the confidence to rock out with an updo by someone else, I was stuck. 



I then settled on the above Kelly Osbourne look. Elegant & easily achievable at home, I even looked into dying my hair lilac! And then I go and I get my hair chopped off a week before the event!


Cue frantic searches through Pinterest for "fancy short hair" options and you can see my new choices here. 


I actually prefer these looks don't you?

I can't wait for Saturday. As fun as the planning is, what I'm looking forward to most is being with my family. They really are the most important thing in life. 

Closely followed by hair and nails. Obviously!

Follow @Faeribex on Pinterest & stayed tuned to see how Saturday went. 
If you'd like to please check out Bone Cancer Research @BRCT on Twitter for details on how to donate directly to them.  Every little helps, as they say. 

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Days of the week according to Instagram.



Ever needed a reminder of what day of the week you're on? Little hint, next time you're wondering head on over to Instagram and you'll wonder no more!

Motivation Monday

The day that thrives on inspirational textpictures to get your week started with a praised hands emoji.










Transformation-Two-For-Taco Tuesday

By Tuesday Instagram is a heady mix of being so totally "done" with this week and still riding high from all those motivational posts whilst also being hungry from starting that healthy diet yesterday. The weeks Memes will also be kicking in hard right about now. 












On Wednesdays...

Need I say more? Oh btw we're still totally "done" with this week on Wednesday. 









#ThrowbackThursday! 

Oh the hilarity of 80s and 90s baby pictures, marvelling at how big our pets have gotten, and showing off our retro movie knowledge. We're also highly aware of what day tomorrow is and gosh darn it we're excited. 









FRIDAY!!!

Omg finally you guys!! 




Saturday Night Fever

There will be cocktails. We are so cosmopolitan, look at how fancy our Saturday food is. OMG girls Selfie time!! Here's to freaking weekend we've longed for you so hard.








Super Sunday

The day that Avocado suppliers everywhere are grateful for. Sunday's are good for brunch, nature, and doing our best to pretend that Monday isn't leering it's ugly head again. Also "ahhhhh Game Of Thrones is happening!"












Which brings us back to Monday, aren't you glad you know what day it is?