Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue *
I absolutely cannot stand the feeling of having makeup on my face, so when it comes to wearng base makeup I usually opt for a tinted moisturiser, light BB cream, or a powder. I went to the Brighton Bare Minerals launch last Summer and took part in a mini makeup masterclass, using this wonder product. Everyone walked away with absolutely flawless skin, yet Complexion Rescue feels incredibly light, akin to wearing only a moisturiser. I either wear this alone, or mixed with a small amount of liquid highlighter to add some much-needed glow to my skin. I dread running out of this, and so I have a back-up in my drawer ready!
Diablo Devilishly Good Treats *
Just before Christmas I was sent a parcel of goodies from Diablo, a company whose ethos is on providing tasty treats that are low in sugar and therefore diabetes-friendly. It hadn’t struck me that the brand name, Diablo, was a combination of the words ‘diabetes’ and ‘low’ (sugar) until I read the blurb on the website – a bit slow on the uptake over here! Diablo offer a great selection of snacks which taste as close as you’re ever going to get to the full-fat sugar-laden versions without compromising too much on the taste. I say ‘too much’, because Diablo’s low-sugar cookies are never going to hit the sweet spot quite like soft and gooey supermarket cookies are going to. However, the milk chocolate is pretty delish and the cookies are surprisingly moreish. The wafer chocolate bars tasted a little odd, but they were bearable. As I’m counting ‘points’ at the moment I decided to see how they would compare to my usual chocolate bar of choice (kit Kat orange) and the points came out as the same. I’m clearly going to choose the Kit Kat over Diablo, but for people that need a low-sugar diet these items are a pretty good replacement.
New Deep Heat Muscle Massage Roll-On Lotion (RRP £4.99 / 50ml)*
I’m Now a Cat Person
My New Topshop Jacket
If i was to describe this jacket in blogging-speak terms, it would be ‘all the heart-eyed emojis’, but ‘down with the kids’ language like that makes me want to vom a little. This jacket was a Christmas treat to myself, but due to the weather taking a turn for the freezing, I’ve not yet had a chance to wear it out of the house. It’s slightly cropped and intentionally baggy, and the fur lining is so so comfortably cosy and warm. I can’t wait for the days to get a little warmer so I can leave the house without a Winter coat, and I’m sure when I do, this jacket will have to be surgically removed from me.
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