When I started working from home, I was so naive. I thought I’d only need a laptop. While, obviously, I couldn’t work without that, there are so many other things I need. Things that make my job a lot easier, and a lot more pleasant. Here are my favourites:
It’s so rare to find a moisturizer that does what it says on the tin. These days, they’re all competing for attention by making the most outlandish claims.
Like, our cream can detoxify skin (nope, my kidneys do that, thank you very much). Or it can activate this or that gene (hope not, cos that may cause cancer, and who wants that?!). Or contains maximum concentrations of key actives which upregulate epidermal growth factors for fibroblast development (what the heck does that even mean?!).
Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream keeps it simple. It claims to provide a “concentrated immediate & long-term hydration for a radiantly refreshed complexion.” And it delivers exactly that.
We’re so busy hating our bodies, focusing on every perceived flaw and imperfection that we forget what amazing machines they are. They do so much for us every day.
They let us move, dance, feel, kiss, hug… the list is endless. So, why not thank them for a change? Here are 15 easy ways we can celebrate our bodies right now:
I’ve always loved makeup. As a little girl, I’d sit and watch, fascinated, as my mom applied bright red polish on her nails. Then, I’d beg her to do mine as well. She’d take my hands, and, gently, paint my nails a soft pink shade (red was too much for a child, she said).
That was all the makeup I was allowed to wear. So, I’d buy the kid’s kind and paint my dolls’ faces instead. It was so much fun. Until I decided to take it off. I don’t remember what I used that first time, but half Camilla’s face came off, together with her makeup! Poor dolly! Next time, I was a lot more careful.
Lisa Eldridge has written a book. Go out and buy it.
Yes, that’s all my review.
What do you mean, that’s not enough? This is Lisa Eldridge we’re talking about. One of the most talented, respected, and lovely makeup artists of our times. You’ve all been watching her youtube videos, have you? And you still need more?
Ok then. I guess you wouldn’t read Beautiful With Brains if you weren’t the sceptic kind. We’re all about going behind the hype and testing things here to see if they’re really worth our money and time. So here goes, my full review.
Foundations with in-built brushes: yay or nay?
I’ve always been firmly in the nay camp. Sure, they’re convenient, but those brush heads get dirty so quickly, and they’re impossible to clean. Just think of all the germs and gunk that end up on our faces every time we swipe them on. Ewww!
Not with By Terry Light Expert Click Brush Foundation. The newly improved version of the iconic Light Expert, the foundation now comes with a detachable brush. You can easily unscrew it after every application (ok, I do it after 2 or 3, cos I’m lazy like that) and give it a good wash. Yay for hygiene!