This month the BritMums bloggers are all about the moisturiser. Not surprising given the drop in temperature seen in Britain since Christmas. It was apparently -10 degrees Celsius last night – *shiver*. So read on for the best beauty posts that have graced my screen this month on the best moisturisers (and some other products too).
I suffer from very dry legs which get even drier and itchier in the winter with the addition of central heating and the constant wearing of tights (which cause their own problems). So I was excited to discover a review of a shave gel this month on Futures, a beauty, fashion, food and life blog by Bex. I have similarly to Bex tried all the methods of hair removal available; shaving, epilating, waxing (ouch), hair removal creams, and more recently upper lip: electrolysis which you’ll be pleased to hear is working and the hair in that area is disappearing completely!
Over on Madhouse Family reviews Cheryl has discovered Lulu’s Time Bomb Glory Days Day Cream and reports that “my skin feels deeply moisturised and protected”. Sounds good to me in this cold weather!
Lauren, the Real Housewife of Suffolk County, has discovered an unexpected product that will moisturise even the driest of chapped lips.
MamaGeek has been indulging with not one, but two, baby bump pamper sets received for Christmas! She particularly rates the sleep mist, which seems to help her return to sleep if she wakes in the night.
The Mummy Blogger bought some anti-aging cream back in October at Nude Skincare and claims “it’s the best I’ve seen my skin looking for quite some time”.
On Side Street Style it’s Palmer’s Cocoa Butter for stretch marks that gets the thumbs up.
At Raisie Bay, Anne has been challenged to create her own mini-spa at home. She manages to prove that even busy mums can spare time for pampering.
For moisturising lipsticks, head over and see Stephanie Pomfrett. Her review of the new MAC lipsticks contains helpful pictures of Stephanie wearing the lipsticks so you can get a better idea of the colour.
Over on Toxylicious it’s hands that are getting the moisturising treatment. Burt’s Bees Almond and Milk hand cream gets the gold star from Toxy.
Loads of other notable beauty post’s this month include:
A review of Shellac nails by Mari at Mari’s World. She, like me, has been converted to this brilliant 3 week manicure. No glue involved and instant drying.
Gillian, at A Baby Onboard, finds the best place for a manicure in South London
Learning Hair from A Real Mummy Diary. Provides links and advice about how to care for your new baby’s hair. Apparently there are various hair types from 1 to 4c. Children may have different hair types to your own, even more so with families of mixed ethnicities, and this post provides some tips on how to look after, style and protect the different types.
Sarah, at A Road to being a Yummy Mummy, has tried Cusson’s Baby Emolliant Bath Wash which is keeping her little one’s skin lovely and soft and Cusson’s Bump Relax and Unwind Sleep Mist for yummy mummies.
If you have teenage girls Lisa at Write On Mum talks about the messages we, as mums pass on to our children when we talk about looks and beauty, and recommends Bobby Brown’s Beauty Rules. It’s a book that promotes natural beauty and provides some great makeup basics advice.
Preston Precious is all about beauty for little ones. With 5 different Disney Princess beauty and pamper set’s reviewed, you are sure to find a special gift if you have a beauty conscious youngster with a birthday coming up. I must admit, I am really nervous about make-up for children, even if it’s just lip-balm, as I’m not sure their skin can cope with it, nor whether, on principle, I should be encouraging any beautifying at such a young age. But Kelly says that these balms have been fine on Miss A’s skin, so maybe I’ll try some in the future for my budding princesses.
And finally, the tweet’s I’ve received this week include @vanessaSH’s suggestion for dry skin; Cowshed’s Evening Primrose facial oil, @beforethebaby’s recommendation “Trofolastin; a Spanish stretch-mark cream; and @KatyHillTV’s tips to use Elizabeth Arden’s 8 hour cream and a unusual suggestion that we should be using Bottom Butter Nappy Cream on our face … Not sure about this one Katy!?
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