My wardrobe, back in Italy, is full of clothes I haven’t worn in years. Some of them don’t fit anymore. Others have become quite worn out in places. And, of course, my tastes have evolved too. When I see some old pieces, I can’t help but think, “I can’t believe I ever thought that was pretty!” *cringes*
I often feel life is a puzzle. The pieces are scattered everywhere for us to find and put together again in our own unique way. Easier said than done, isn’t it? I’m still trying to make sense of mine.
The search for these missing pieces has taken me to London. It’s a very big place, and can sometimes feel scary and isolating.
But it’s also full of wonderful opportunities and amazing people working hard to make their dreams come true. There’s a lot of gold scattered through the black.
“You look so skinny!”
For more than a decade, I longed to hear those words. The only one who said them to me was my grannie, but it wasn’t a compliment. To her, if you don’t have a lot of meat on your bones, you’re not well. But, to everyone else, I was never skinny enough.
Pantene is really bad for hair.
Pantene will ruin your hair.
Pantene is evil!
Do a simple google search and you’ll find plenty of people convinced that Pantene is out to destroy their hair. I always shrugged off this myth as nonsense. Pantene has access to the same ingredients everyone else uses, so why single it out?
But, after using Pantene Pro-V Smooth & Sleek 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner, I find myself wondering just the same: Pantene, are you evil? Cos you’re doing some really bad stuff to my hair, and I don’t like it at all…
I may not use a toner, or even an eye cream, but a good exfoliant is a must in my skincare routine. Exfoliation does some amazing things for the skin. It makes it smoother and brighter, and helps it look younger.
My favourite way to exfoliate skin? Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs). They don’t just remove dead skin cells from the skin’s surface, like scrubs do. They also help you age better. They’re wonderful multi-taskers.
But not all AHAs are created equal. There are several types, but those more common and used are glycolic acid and lactic acid. As you already know, I’m obsessed with glycolic, but lactic has lots of fans too. So, what’s the difference between the two, and which ones should you use? But first…
Confession time: I’ve never been to an eyebrow salon. It scares me a bit. Threading and waxing sound like forms of torture to me, and, even when tweezers are used, I’m always afraid they’ll over pluck my brows.
But I still need to do something to my brows, at least for special occasions. So, if the girl won’t go to the salon, the salon must come to her. And a nifty little salon, called Kiss Beautiful Brow Kit and packaged in a cute white plastic box, landed on my desk just a couple of weeks ago. How convenient!