Monday, 19 November 2012

Frosty Festivties ...

... there's been lots going on over at Jennifer's blog this weekend. There's still time to comment on all the inspirational ideas and take part in the challenges.

I don't do much in the way of Christmas crafting - a few cards, maybe Journal Your Christmas, but fancied making a canvas yesterday inspired by Jennifer's Canvas and I'm quite pleased with it. You can't really see very well but it's covered in glimmer mist and Stickles!
I cut out a few different trees before I decided on this, so there may be a few more canvases appearing shortly!

Saturday, 10 November 2012

10 things: Beauty favs ....

... I'll start this post by saying I'm quite lazy when it comes to 'my beauty regime'. I know I'm at an age when I should be thinking about anti-ageing products but I only just about manage to cleanse and moisturise once a day! Thankfully I'm blessed with skin that's holding up pretty well.

So to clean my face I use Philosophy's Purity. It's a one-step cleanser so will take my eye make up off as well. I can't bear the feeling of soap and water on my face so this works really well. For years I suffered with soreness and dry skin around my eyes which I now know was the Clinique eye make up remover so I do actually have to be very careful with what I use.

This Neutrogena moisturiser is great, gives me the right amount of moisture without being too thick. Need to replenish both bottle.
Palmer's Cocoa Butter, again great for dry skin, I do have stretch marks from being pregnant but again am too lazy to apply it often enough to make any difference!

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm - I can't explain how this works but applied before make up and it really seems to light up my face, this is probably my most favourite product.
Make up - I have really short eye lashes so curlers are a must and this Benefit mascara is brilliant. I don't wear lipstick very often but eye make up daily. Benefit's High Beam is lovely for a night out - makes you sparkley and glowing! I love Benefit make up and do have quite a few of their sets.
Left to it's own devices my fine hair has a very random curl. I've yet to find a hair cut that makes the most of it, so long straightened hair suits me. GHD's are great, I had these for a birthday, I don't think I would go to the expense of them myself.

Even when it's straightened, if there's any dampness in the air my hair frizzes. Frizz-ease helps a bit.

We are using lots of Vaseline on our house at the moment, all suffering from sore lips. I have various tins in bags and pockets!
So there you go, my Top Ten must haves.

Friday, 9 November 2012

New She Art girl ....

... my little sis came to stay in half term and she was keen to do some crafting with me. She's particularly keen on mixed media canvases and so while she messed around I created a new She Art girl. I haven't done one for ages and loved the process. This was a great size to work on 4" x 12", didn't feel that I had too much space to fill.