Instagram Update

Where does the time go? It’s over a month since my last update and although it’s been typically quiet in the beauty industry, I still have some lovely updates for those of you not on Insta. 🙂

I bought this from Amazon after seeing Trinny Woodall using it on her Facebook page. It’s a slightly fancier version of the Body Shop roller.

This Jeunvie Balm was described as ‘excellent, better than most I’ve used’ by my eldest son, who has had severe eczema since he was born. He has tried everything on the market so that’s a pretty solid claim. Outside of sunshine and salty sea water, this is one of the few things that seems to have genuinely helped.

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My current lifeline supplement-wise. Folate and Zinc from Solgar and Spatone to boost my iron levels. I’m a long-term anaemic and thus far, this is working better than Floradix and prescription folic acid. Thank you to those of you that recommended the changes.  

Alyson Walsh is the blogger behind the brilliant That’s Not My Age – a site for over 40s who refuse to be told how to dress just because they (we) are not 20. Style Forever is a great read and available from Amazon.

Out next week are new additions to Estee Lauder’s Re-Nutriv line, including Ultimate Lift Regenerating Youth Serum and Regenerating Youth Creme. Thus far: lush.

I found myself using these almost exclusively over the last few weeks. (The other lip products I used on holiday will be up later this week). Still available on for £18.00.

Cornwall skincare was low-key:

De Mamiel Pure Calm Cleansing Dew

Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Gentle Peel Pads 

Josh Rosebrook Hydrating Accelerator 

MD Solar Sciences Daily Eye Repair Emulsion

May Lindstrom Youth Dew and Blue Cocoon

I took Chanel’s La Solution 10 but it was empty after three pumps. GGRR. Next time I’ll check the weight before I pack!

Maria Tash opened in Liberty and I’ve already been in twice. Addictive.

Saw my Mrs at the Gleam Summer Party, where the young’uns partied all night in hot tubs (really) and we drank tea/hot chocolate in the corner talking about what we’d been watching on telly. Much more fun. 🙂

I bought this hardback of Estee Lauder’s 1985 book, A Success Story from a third party on Amazon, and it turned up autographed!! Thrilled doesn’t come close. I got it from this seller who still has some left. When I emailed them to ask if they had anymore with signatures inside, they offered me a full refund in case I was ‘unhappy that it was inscribed’! No matey, I was very happy. 

So summer is coming to a close, I’m shopping for school uniforms and planning Christmas. Before you know it I’ll be watching Elf and wrapping presents.