As a result, I've succumbed to a cold. I haven't had a cold for a long, long time, and was probably a bit too smug about this fact.... Anyway, I've got one now and I feel quit vile. Not vile enough to stay in bed, but vile enough to be annoying everyone with a poorly voice!
Perhaps I've got man flu....
Anyway, this week I went to a conference and also took part in a rather exciting event which I'll post about next week.
In the meantime, a couple of outfits from Monday and Tuesday:
Paul Smith tweed skirt, black singlet and J crew Jackie cardie.
Grey American Apparel tee and J crew skirt:
The other thing I did this week before being overcome by snot was have a facial peel! I rarely have facials or other treatments, in fact up until quite recently I rarely bothered with much in the way of Skincare, apart from Cetaphil and sunblock.
However, my 45 year old face has started to fall off a bit, so I've gradually been adding a few recommended products to my arsenal of unctions:
Ocosmedics face peel, Embryolisse moisturiser (thanks Naomi for the rec) Estée Lauder Night Repair (gift from friend), Sukin rose hip oil, Emma Hardie cleansing balm and Sunday Riley Good Genes.
The above items seem to have made a difference in my skin, and the peel has made it feel very smooth and soft. There's no getting rid of the wrinkles, but I don't care much about them, I'm more concerned that pigmentation and sunspots are minimized. My inner sceptic thinks that most claims made by cosmetics companies are utter crap, but the Sunday Riley stuff and the Ocosmedics mask certainly make a big difference to my dry skin. The jury's out over the Estée Lauder stuff, though.
I have been reading Louise's blog 'Ingredients' avidly for months to find out the lowdown on chemicals in skincare, and I HIGHLY recommend a visit to her blog if you're interested in evidence-based science rather than marketing hype. Sorry no link to her blog, I'm on an iPad and it's just too hard, but here's the URL to copy and paste:
Do you buy cosmetics that promise (and cost) the earth? Or are you more minimal? I'm shocked how many things I now have - even 6 months ago I used just 3 products: Cetaphil cleanser and moisturiser and Hamilton sunblock!
In other news, daylight saving starts this weekend! Yay to longer days and more sunlight during waking hours. We're planning a picnic with friends if the weather holds and my snot isn't too abundant.
Hope your weekend is fab and snot-free!