Wednesday, 25 April 2012

A Week in the Life of Beauty Mouth

You know sometimes you stand back and think 'WOW - what just happened?' - the last 7 days have been that for me.

Last Tuesday and Wednesday I was in Monaco courtesy of La Prairie. 
Having dinner with Prince Albert. 
As you do.

When I got home I was asked to give a quote to Debenhams about 'saving the flannel'. I love a flannel.
So I did.
As you do.
Debenhams very kindly sent me a Gift Card and I thought no more of it.

Monday I went live on the 'What's in My Handbag' site. 
(We women really do like a nosy in other people's cupboards don't we?)

Early Monday morning I received an email advising me that I was quoted in the Daily Mail and the Telegraph.
'Oh - that's nice - Mum will be proud!'
#savetheflannel started to take hold on twitter and I was the butt of many a joke from my many (lovely) fellow bloggers. 
As you would expect. 
Naming no names (read the labels).

Monday afternoon I was on my way to a SpaceNK store to do some training when I get a message from the lovely Clare Forde - who very kindly provides free PR for Give and Makeup. And I quote:
'OI HIRONS!! CALL ME ASAP. WTF IS SAVE THE FLANNEL???'

Turns out BBC Radio 5live had been trying to track me down, had managed to find Clare through Give and Makeup and 'would I appear on their show that day to talk about 'my save the flannel' campaign?'.

And so it was that on Monday at 4.55pm I defended the flannel. 
On national radio. 
From a SpaceNK stockroom.
As you do.

Well it turns out all that activity pushed people towards this lovely little site and at some point yesterday I surpassed 1,000,000 page views. One MILLION page views. 

So the upshot of all of this? I just want to say Thank You to those of you that have supported the site from the beginning, tweeted me questions, emailed me directly, harassed me when I haven't posted as regularly as you would like, recommended me and most importantly to those of you that have bared your soul - and in some cases your faces on the Clinic days:

Thank you. No, really.

THANK YOU.

I'm really rather chuffed.

As Del Boy would say: 'Well, we've had worse days.'



51 comments:

  1. One of your labels is wrong. It should read 'utter GODDESSES' I think.

    So very proud of you, and glad we all nagged you to write that first face massage post.

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    1. Hi

      i wonder if you could help me please. I have had a problem with bumpy skin like i have 'goose bumps' on my bottom, hips and tops of my thighs. I exfoliate everyday with a shower puff and use dove body moisturiser and this has worked for me for many years and my skin has been really soft and smooth up till now. I started to use Veet hair minimiser lotion before i put the Dove moisturiser on a few weeks ago and im wondering if this would cause the problem? I like using the veet lotion as it stops the hairs on my legs growing through so fast. I would be really grateful if you could recommend something i could use to get rid of this bumpy chicken like skin. It feels awlful.

      thanks very much

      Kim

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    2. Hi Kim - you probably meant for Caroline to answer this, but as it's a reply to me I'm going to answer. Hirons - if you disagree just don't publish, I won't be offended ;)

      Do you need the Veet on your thighs and hips? Why not just apply it to your lower legs? It does sound like you might be overloading the skin there. (That area is also near the core of the body, where we tend to collect heat and sweat too - lovely! If you overload that area you can clog the pores). I'd try laying off the Veet in that area first, if your previous routine was working well for you.

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    3. Hi Kim,

      What she said.

      AND - bin the shower puff. Hideous things. AND - the Dove might be sealing the veet in with silicone and causing ingrown hairs.

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    4. Hi

      thank you both very much for replying i really appreciate it. Its true i dont really need to use veet on upper legs and hips so ill stop that. What should i use instaed of the shower puff? Ive used it for years as it keeps my skin soft (sorry haha). Is there anything i could use to get rid of the bumps/ingrown hairs? I noticed you mentioned alpha liquid gold lotion in a previous post for something called kp that another lady had which sounds very similar to my problem? Sorry im very new to all this so would be very grateful for your help. Chicken skin is horrible and really getting me down xxx

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  2. Sorry my bad. I clearly meant Goddesses.

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  3. Woohoo! Congrats to you! I religiously read all your posts, love this blog. Well deserved (:

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  4. Congrats Caroline!!! Reading the press release about save the flannel prompted me to order some new ones, back to my childhood face scrubbing method!

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  5. This is so well deserved, what an exciting week for you, well done xx

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  6. Congratulations! Sounds amazing! If you need a PA at all ... ;)

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  7. Is it bad that I feel cheated of the opportunity to take the tiddle?! Excellent work Mrs Hirons. You are a legend :D

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  8. Congratulations, you thoroughly deserve all this attention. Sure there will be plenty more to come too xx

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  9. Well done Mrs Hirons. Said it before, will say it again: You rock!

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  10. Congratulations, that's amazing news :-)
    I can honestly say that it s down to reading your blog that my skin is looking better than it as for a long time! So thank you and I look forward to reading your posts for a long time to come xx

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  12. You deserve all of these lovely things because you are fab xxx

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  13. Congratulations!!

    Its fab that even more people now have this wonderful resource to turn to for skincare enlightenment.

    Ummm think Thursday Clinic is going to go craaazzzzy now!

    xx

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  14. Oh wow. How wonderful! I feel privileged to be part of your growth and future world domination...erm, have I gone too far? Congratulations. X

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  15. Oh wow glad to hear it! Very pleased for you! :-D x

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    1. SAVETHEFLANNELSAVETHEFLANNELSAVETHEFLANNEL

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  17. I'm so pleased to have found your lovely site! A very new reader, but enjoying devouring the past posts and looking forward to trying some of your suggestions. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and time!
    Lauren

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  18. Congratumalations sweetie!! So well deserved too. And yes #savetheflannel !!! You are the goddess guru for skincare and well most things to do with women xxx

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  19. There was flannel madness? Really? Wow.

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    1. Maybe you couldn't read the computer screen without your chair? :)

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  20. How did I miss saving the flannel??

    Amazing week you have had there and well done on surpassing one million!

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    1. there's still time to save that flannel!

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  21. wow!!! congratulations Caroline :)
    (and once again: LOVE your sense of humor!) :)
    xx raquel

    @BeingRaquel

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  22. Well done, one step further towards world domination, no one has an excuse for bad skincare now you are becoming a household name! xx

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  23. I love your blog :)
    but can anyone help me. i can't seem to find flannel here in the US. im not exactly sure where to even look. and is it called by different names? thank u.

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    1. Stacey! Flannel = washcloth/facecloth :)

      Lost in translation.

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  24. I just bought three packs of two flannels in Asda £1 each absolute bargain! Woohoo STF :)

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  25. New reader here - love your blog! Your knowledge combined with humour does it every time!

    Just wanted to say thank you :)

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