....and blink it's Christmas again! 2016 has flown by!
Here red is my first Christmas gift guide: for her. In this post you will find a few gift ideas.
Let's start for the boozer....
know someone who loves a bit of bling? Then hit JewelleryBox!
You have probably come across JewelleryBox already but JewelleryBox is an online purse friendly Jewellery shop! They sell jewellery in sterling silver, rose gold and gold in all types, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, nose studs, anklets, you name it! Click on any of the photos to check out their website, whilst you're there you should check out their super cute Christmas collection as well.
Boots UK really shine for gifts at Christmas with their star of the week and 3 for 2 offers!
Next up is the travel wine glass from firebox.com, vino2go is available in 4 colours, black, pink, red and green and is a bargain at £9.99 certainly a good idea as a secret santa gift!
Rounding up my for her gift guide is for the foodie. Boroughbox, a company that connects foodies to the best food & drink producers in the country. Below is their prosecco, popcorn & fudge hamper, £34.99....a hamper perfectly made for me I think! This hamper would make an ideal gift for the foodie.
my second gift guide focuses on the fellas! I have recently started a new relationship so this post will help me as much as it will help you!
so what have I found..
Beards have certainly become the must have thing with the gents and us females are certainly not complaining...until it comes to cleaning the beard trimmings from the sink!
In comes the Beard Bib from firebox!
only £24.99 it attaches to the mirror to catch the trimmings!
Fortunately for me T hasn't got a beard so I don't have that worry.
Meeting Dr Stefanie was a pleasure, her presentation was incredibly informative, detailing the different types of acne, what acne can look like, and what we can do to help prevent and stop acne. There are many medicines that can prevent acne but the one tablet capable of switching it off altogether is Roacutaine, there is a lot of fear mongering in the media regarding roacutaine, yes it has it risks but so do all medicines, the only people you should listen to are dermatologists. I currently in the process of getting the roacutaine but in my initial consultation I was informed I had to be on two forms of contraception(click here for my contraception post) one being a condom the second being of what's suitable, for me the last result was the coil, I had that fitted in August and now I'm waiting for my follow up appointment with the dermatologist.
Following the presentation Dr Stefanie held an interview with a fellow blogger Em Ford, Em is well known in the blogging community and the online world due to her acne, see her video below. I enjoyed but also felt saddened by listening to Em's experience with acne.
Once the interview was over we were invited to see the eudelo team for a consultation, skin scan, facial scan, a oxygenatix foundation match and a facial. I learnt so much about my skin even that I may be suffering rosaccea as well as acne, I was given products to use as a cleansing routine, Neostrata clarifying facial cleanser (which I love!) and la Roche posay redermic R ( which I'm not so big a fan of, left my skin itchy!).
I next had a skin & facial scan that told me how hydrated or dehydrated in my case my skin was, rated elasticity, and measured pore size and UV damage. My results were horrifying, basically I need to drink a lot more water and use sun protection daily, below is my uv damage scan, the dark spots are the damage. Terrible right?
What I took away from this scan is that you need to wear UV Protection daily come shine or rain. I now use a serum under my foundation that is UV30, I can't fix it but I can sure prevent any more damage!
After my scan I had a skin match done by a MUA for Oxygenetix foundation, a breathable foundation solely made for acne. Most foundations suffocate our skin, even the ones that promise to help clear blemishes, covering spots just suffocates them causing the bacteria to grow, causing bigger and more breakouts. Since I have started to use Oxygenetix I found my skin doesn't get as oily, it has a full coverage and I don't get any new breakouts compared to the Beyond perfect foundation I normally use from Clinique. Only downside is that this foundation at cheapest is £45 for just 15ml.