12 August 2010

Girly Talk.

Since Ian is away I've been indulging myself in some "girly time". You know...bubble baths, painting my nails, watching RomComs..taking a little extra care!

Do any of you have a beauty regime you stick to? What products do you use..if any? I would love to know any tips you may have..

Here is what I do / use...

* I try to moisturise myself daily. I know someone who has moisturised daily since they were are teen and do not have one stretch mark to their name! I wish I could say the same...lol.

*  When I was at school I had a French teacher who always had a litre bottle of Evian at her side....she had perfect skin! I have drunk a lot of water since then. I think it helps to make you feel refreshed. It flushes the toxins from your system so it must be good!

* In light of that my skin seems in good condition apart from the odd blemish. Something I avoid is foundation. I think it clogs up your pours (even if you do take it all off) and results in spots..a vicious cycle really!

* I love perfume. As it is nearing Autumn/ Fall I want to go for something a bit heavier as oppose to something light that I wear in summer. I'm really loving Alien by Thierry Mugler and Jean Paul Gaultier Classique . They are both suitable for day and night and are so feminine.

* The make-up I wear on a daily basis is..Mascara, eye-liner, liquid eye-liner, blusher, lipstick and lip gloss. I try and go for dusky pinks or peachy shades of lipstick but I guess it all depends on your colouring.

* I altar nail varnish depending on the seasons or my mood. During summer I go for dusky pinks, corals or jade greens. During the colder months (the best months in my opinion!!! ) I use dark reds or purples.

* Another tip I can give is to splash your face with cold water every evening before bed. Someone else I know does that and she looks great for her age and she is in her late 30's. No visible wrinkles or anything. It is something else I should try!

Anyhoo... that is all I have to say about my routine..I think it is quite simple. I would really appreciate any comments or advice. What is your daily routine? Any weird or wonderful tips. What products do you use? Let me know!!

Lots of love and hugs...

Gemma x


  1. Nice routine! Makes me want to take a bubble bath and paint my nails. Moisturizing and drinking lots of water do wonders.

    Enjoy your girly time!

  2. This may sound silly, but I have gone back to good old No 7 products lately, and buy in bulk when I'm in UK. For years I ahve used Clarins, but it just got too expensive. Boots is such good value.

  3. Hi Barbara,

    Yes I use No7 products too..they are great quality and a great price too. Good idea on stocking up!

    Products like Clarins usually come in the form as a Birthday/ Christmas pressie for me...I couldn't buy it for myself unless it was a one off treat!! Especially knowing the equivalent is out there and is CHEAPER! : )

    Lots of love,

    Gemma x

  4. this post makes me feel like going to the spa and getting all scrubbed and polished and pretty!
    this mama doesn't have any tips for you - i spend so little time on myself. But i'll take yours!!


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