Tuesday, 6 May 2014

More YouTube and my apologies


So Ruth and I have been at it again - our 'What's in my Handbag' videos went up over the Bank holiday and I'm so pleased you all seemed to like it. We had a lot of fun filming and will definitely be making it a regular thing.

My ridiculously organised bag:



Ruth's bag of shoes and candles (I think my face says it all):



She loves me really.

I'm making time tomorrow to try and respond to as many of the comments as I can - my apologies that I haven't done them thus far.

Thanks everyone!

31 comments:

  1. Hi Caroline, I'm posting this question here with the hope of getting a reply from you :)

    I'm 24 and my skin is usually good, except that it suffers from pimples from time to time, and the pimples only pop up on my nose and my chin. I usually leave them alone, and they will often develop into a pustule, sometimes even a cyst. I understand that with a cyst I should leave it alone, but when the pustule has come to a head (with they yellowish 'pus' around it, under the skin), what I do is that I try to squeeze it to take out the root clog. I know this is most probably the wrong way to deal with it, but I don't know what to do instead, so may I ask you how to treat a pustule the right way?

    Also, after the pimple has flattened (the root clog has been removed), there's a dark red mark left behind (pimple mark?) and that takes months or even more than a year to fade away. Can I seek your advice on how to make this pimple mark go away faster?

    Thank you so so much and I can't tell you enough how much I love your blog <3

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    1. Try Obagi Clear Skin Bleaching and Corrector Cream. It doesn't "bleach" your skin, but it does lighten dark spots (like scarring from blemishes). Usually you will need to rub it in really well on the spot(s) you want to lighten twice per day for about 3-4 weeks. At first it will look like nothing is happening, but keep with it. After the 3-4 week time period it should be gone. I've had to do this many, MANY times for the same reason as you are needing it. Every 2 years I do a round of this cream over my whole face just to lighten any other imperfections.

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  2. Really funny video! Love your bag, where is it from? I didn't quite catch the name in the video.

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  3. Please don't ever leave us!! :-D

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  4. Dear guru extraordinaire Caroline,
    could you recommend a serum for me - very oily skin on T-zone, well balanced on cheeks, very prone to acne and clogged pores (especially on forehead, but I've got it well under control since following ALL your advice- you saved my face). I just need something not anti-aging to keep breakouts at bay and if possible to help with very mild discolouration/redness from past acne. Thanks so much, you are my hero!!

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  5. Dear Caroline,
    could you recommend a serum for me - very oily skin in T-zone, well balanced on cheeks, very prone to acne and clogged pores (well under control now since following ALL your advice - you totally saved my face). I just need something not anti-aging to keep breakouts at bay and if possible to help some (very mild) redness/discolouration from past acne.
    Thank you so much, you are BRILLIANT!!
    XXX Liv

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    1. I would like to know the answer to this too!

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  6. Carola Svedberg6 May 2014 20:29

    I love watching you to banter on like an old couple :-) You are the organizer Queen Mrs Hirons !

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  7. Hi Caroline, I'm wondering if you can help. I'm 38, have combination skin which is v oily and v dry. Since reading your blog I have completely changed my routine, as before my cheeks and eyes were dry, red, flaky, and felt like they may rip. I also had some really bad spots on my chin. No idea why this has happened.

    I am now double cleansing with a FLANNEL lol. REN Purity Balm then Rosa Centifola Cleansing Gel. REN Omega 3 serum, Philosophy Miracle Worker (EYES) Hydraluron, the REN Ultra Moisture Day Cream. My skins feels a bit better, but still looks bad. My face is actually a different colur from my neck, I have to try and use a lighter foundation (mineral) to make it look not quite so bad. I always use SPF too.

    Any ideas before I go bankrupt trying more different things?

    Alison x

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  9. You two just work so well - it's a real warmth that can't be faked which makes you fun to watch!

    Please please more!!

    Whilst I 'my posting, off topic but I was lucky enough to win one of the hairbrushes in your giveaway. I have long unruly frizzy hair (and that's on a good day!!!) and the Air Motion is literally the best brush I ever had. The other brand has been consigned to the drawer forever.

    Thank you so much x

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  10. Oh, and I have Pixi Glow Tonic on the way.

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  11. Hi Caroline!
    Every month before my period my jawline mainly gets covered in blackheads and spots! I've been told this is most definitely hormonal acne, but my everyday products can't deal with it: I use RENs clay cleanser, pixi glow tonic (just because it's recommended by you), and apply serozinc after.

    Having said that, any ideas on good serums for acne/blemish prone skin? I tried searching your blog for posts on serums for oily/acne prone skin to see what would work for my skin type but no success as of yet...

    Thanks in advance - whatever you say I'll do, promised!

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  12. Can you please make a video on facial massage step by step or how to cleanse massage. many thanks Caroline love the videos xoxo

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  13. The both of you are hilarious together - you should do more collabs.
    I think something that could be improved on was the lighting

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  14. Love the video and I'm off to organise my bag now!!! Just a quick question. I use EH Balm at night and want a change from liz Earle cleanser in the morning. Any suggestions. I'm 53 with dry skin and want something gentle and reasonable in price. Thanks!!! My skin is transformed after following your advice.

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  15. Off to organise my bag now!! Just a bit of advice if possible please!!! Use EH balm at night and after a change from liz Earle for my morning cleanser. I'm 53 with dry skin and fine lines. Want something reasonable in price if possible. Thanks for helping make my skin better than its ever been.

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  16. Hey caroline could you please do a blog post or video about what you would change in your routine and ingredient/product recommendations for younger skins? (I'm 19) that would be so helpful! Love your blog and youtube channel!! ♡

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  17. Hi Caroline (and to you and Ruth, lovely videos! Very helpful :) ). I live in Holland, and flannels/washcloths are really not so common around here. I will have to buy them on websites such as FeelUnique, BeautyBay, etc. Do you have any recommendations for sensitive skin?
    Thank you so much, keep up the good work! x Iris

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    1. Ikea has flannels! http://www.ikea.com/nl/nl/catalog/products/40054538/ If you prefer muslin cloths, try a baby shop.

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    2. Or you could just buy a cotton towel and cut it into squares

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  18. Please would anyone be able to help with any info on spots that come up in the exact same places, like they never fully heal? Not sure if theyre hormonal or something else, they are red and perfectly raised when they flare up, then sometimes they go down but never fully heal. I am on the pill millinette.
    Many Thanks if you can help

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    1. I would see a dermatologist to be sure on what it is. I do get a few of those when I have ingrown baby hair.

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  19. I love how organized your bag is! I do the same things. Keep all my little things in various little pouches. My husband always makes fun of me for having bags in my bag. I think it's great for switching up purses.

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  20. Dear Caroline,
    I have read your cheat sheets over and over and about every blog post, but I would really appreciate some guidance over a skin routine. I'm twenty, and since I was 14 I have had terrible acne all around my mouth, the doctor put me on antibiotics for over a year which helped for a while, but in the past two years my cystic, hormonal acne has returned all around my mouth, with lots of scarring (not deep, just marks) which basically makes my skin around my mouth completely red, with purple dots. The rest of my skin is pretty ok, it looks a bit dull but I'm just relieved the spots haven't spread. I've been on various contraceptive pills to help with my skin, but they are not helping. I'm about to get some fish oil tablets which I'm looking forward to trying, how many would you recommend, should I go to my doctor first? I currently double cleanse with a flannel with merumaya (I suffer from terrible eczema on my eyelids as I have very sensitive skin), I then use liz earle instant boost skin tonic followed by la roche posay break out corrector, then balance me radiance oil and lastly balance me moisturizer. I do this morning and evening. Am I going really wrong anywhere? I've been looking at serums and I am so confused. I'm just getting so sad and down over my skin. The oil really started to help and reduce the cystic spots but I still constantly have them and the scarring comes through my foundation and I am very self conscious about it. I always try and count my blessings that it could be a lot worse, but when I have friends around me who all have wonderful skin (and don't nearly work as hard as I do to treat my skin nicely) its hard to stay positive. I would really appreciate your help, your blog has been such a savior. Thank you.

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    1. Hi and sorry to butt in. I just wondered if you have had your hormones tested and whether your monthly cycle is regular. I finally got diagnosed with PCOS at 30. Whilst a diagnosis does not magic away the problem, it at least helps me understand why my skin is like it is. Also a low GI diet helps control things when I manage to stick to it!

      Either way good luck. I know how hard it can be to suffer from problematic skin.

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  21. Caroline, just want to say that since I started following your basic tips (double cleanse at night, use a milky hydrating cleanser followed by an AHA toner, avoid anything foaming like the plague) my skin has really, really improved. I am officially a convert. Thank you for your incredible, kind, tough love skincare advice!

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  22. Hey Caroline! i'm new to your blog and so far i'm loving it. i struggled with cystic acne and kinda have it under control now but i'm left with horrible scars and lots of them!
    any products you recommend?
    Thank you

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  23. I would love to see more advice for women over 50. I am 56 and I have dry skin , mild roscea, a few sunspots I would like gone...your skin changes so much during the menopause. I would love to see these kind of issues addressed here.
    Maybe you could go over the bascis for this age group and some skincare line recs? Thank you!

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  24. This is one of the funniest beauty videos I saw - I loved the way you make fun at each other.

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  25. Hi. I've watched all the videos. I think you could film a little closer because when you show products they aren't all easy to identify. It will be nice if you could publish here on the blog all the products you referred on the videos.
    Thank you so much and I'm waiting for more!

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