On Having Fickle Skin. Review: Avène Cleanance

My skin sits at the top of the list of things about me I hate. It’s horrible. And so you’ll forgive me for a random beauty product post on my otherwise now-focussed-on-the-outdoors blog; but when it comes to sorting my complexion out I need all the help I can get. Like so many people, my

My Aloe Gel Experiment

About a month ago I wrote a short blog post telling you I had started drinking Forever Aloe Berry Nectar every day to see if it helped with my health – specifically my skin, digestive system and immune system. I have been told and have read lots of excellent things about this product, about how it

Review: Wrappz Personalised iPhone 5 Case

Personalised bits and bobs make great present ideas; Wrappz specialise in personalised skins and cases for phones, tablets, e-readers and other similar things – and the simple online user interface means it is an absolute doddle to create a unique product for yourself or someone else. Wrappz got in touch to see if I’d like

(It’s a Good Job) Beauty is Only Skin Deep

Back in January I made a very important New Year Resolution. I promised that I would be true to myself. I said that I would think about what I really wanted, and strive to get it. I said I would consider carefully who I was, and aim to be like that all the time. Most

Review: E45 Nourish and Restore Lotion (Bzz Review)

I am a Bzz Agent and this is a Bzz Review… Everyone has heard of E45 cream. I certainly had. I associate it with two kinds of people – those with skin complains that require a specific kind of product, and really old people. It is not something I had ever bought for myself –

Review: Montagne Jeunesse Passion Peel Off Face Masque

LincsGeek and I don’t do Valentine’s Day. We like to think that our love is obvious and doesn’t require a throw-away card or bunch of very expensive flowers to confirm it. Cards and gifts are lovely, but personally I much prefer a surprise something rather than a “because my diary told me I had to”

Montagne Jeunesse Exotic Fruits

Montagne Jeunesse specialise in pampering for your face – they have now launched some exotic fruit face masks. There are three peels in the new range – Prickly Pear Peel Off; Pawpaw Peel Off and Dragon Fruit Sauna. Each one uses unusual but beneficial all-natural ingredients, and are of course vegetarian and animal friendly. Designed

Yves Rocher Expert Firming Balm and Repair Cream

Yves Rocher is a 50-year-old botanical beauty company who grow the ingredients, manufacture the products and distribute them – quite unusual for a company I think. I have heard of the brand before, I think from being in Germany perhaps, but they are now getting bigger in the UK. They kindly send me a couple

Calm & Clear Mist

Tagged as “balance in a bottle”, this Calm and Clear Skin and Space Mist sounded like just what I needed. Australian Bush Flower Essence Mists are made from pure botanicals, herbal extracts and aromatic oils, blended to “care for your emotions“. They are designed to be used any time. The Calm and Clear mist has

Whooga Ugg Boots

I received an email not so long ago offering me the chance to review a pair of Whooga ugg boots. Whooga ugg boots? Never heard of them… so I naturally had a look into them and discovered that they are one of a seemingly large number of companies making the popular Australian ugg style boots.

Dermalogica Body Hydrating Cream

Horrible photo alert… this is my hand after getting in from my cycle ride home from work about ten days ago: I’m so sorry but I thought I would show you what I’m up against here. As you can see, my hands look old, are dry from the weather (and yes I wear decent gloves