Boom! A YouTube video for a change – bet you didn’t expect that! Regular readers will recall I’ve written about epilators before and so I thought for a change, it would be nice to actually speak about it. It’s Braun’s Silk-épil 7: SkinSpa – Epilation & Sonic Exfoliation System - the latest model from Braun’s extensive range of epilators and it’s a big one.
Oh, I made a teeny-weeny boo-boo in my video so please ignore it – there are at least five different Wet & Dry epilators by Braun on the market differing in prices and functions and I was merely referring to my previous Braun Wet & Dry epilator. Phew! Glad we got that bit out of the way…I know how some people can worked up on YouTube…)
I hope you enjoy it. Let me know what you think and if you do subscribe to my channel, then bless you.
I begin this post with a grovelling apology because this is something I should have told you about a week ago…except things don’t always go to plan. I was away in Barcelona for a few days and I returned last week and straight to work playing catch-up on the backlog and my sleep, so my intentions were good, I just was hopeless at pulling myself together. Any hoo, as the saying goes, better late than never and what could be better than something featuring Balance Me.
You see, this rather cute box from beauty subscription service YOU Beauty Discovery contains the best of Balance Me and it was waiting for me when I returned home. Now don’t roll your eyes at yet-another-subscription-service-box because this is totally different. Firstly it is limited edition, secondly it’s a one-off and thirdly – far the most crucial point here – it’s a selection of brilliant Balance Me skin care products you need in your life without taking the gamble of spending over £100 for it but getting it all for less than £20. Although having said that, there isn’t one thing here that you would regret buying.
There are seven products to try and all worthy of their winning accolades, which are:
- Rose Otto Body Wash 100ml
- Super Moisturising Hand Cream 50ml
- Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm 40ml (my absolute favourite Balance Me gem)
- Radiance Face Oil 10ml
- Moisture-Rich Face Cream 20ml
- Facial Expression Filler 15ml
- Wonder Eye Cream 10ml
On top of this, there is also a £10 voucher to spend towards a full size Balance Me product of your choice. There is also one box out there that contains a Willy Wonka golden ticket entitling the holder to £500 worth of Balance Me beauty goodies.
As I mentioned, it is limited edition and it’s a one-off with no strings attached so that means you do not need to be a member of YOU Beauty Discovery but you will have to be quick.
If this can’t persuade you to try Balance Me, well then I will have to come round and knock on your door.
The Body Shop’s infamous cruelty-free White Musk is a scent that takes me back to my days at school when I first discovered the Body Shop. Thanks to the late great Anita Roddick, her seal of approval led this to become a best seller which is still going strong.
More profoundly White Musk was one of the first man-made, cruelty-free musk fragrances to arrive on the market in replacement of real musk, which is extracted from the civet deer via cruel and painful methods. Dad often likes to test my general knowledge by asking me if I know where real musk comes from. He also likes to tell me the real stuff is so potent it would make your nose bleed. I’m not sure if he’s pulling my leg but I am sure the genuine stuff is hardcore but I am relieved there is a much kinder way to replicate it thanks to the Body Shop.
Some of you are probably huge fans of White Musk Libertine. Well whether you like or or the other, or both, you will be thrilled to know there is a new addition to the Body Shop Musk family with the autumnal and alluring White Musk Smoky Rose. It’s love at first sight with the design of the bottle, the imagery and colours plus anything laced with roses is always going to pique my senses.
The soft fragrance has notes of bergamot, pink pepper, blackcurrant entwined with bitter-sweet tobacco flower, black smoky rose and orange flower for a velvety scent that oozes elegance, sophistication and and femininity.
It is probably the one I feel more attracted to out of the three and while it may be geared towards being a fragrance to wear in the evenings in the cold, dark winter days, I actually like to wear it in the day. It’s not a particularly long-lasting scent but this isn’t something that bothers me as it suits the occasions I want to wear it for.
White Musk Smoky Rose is ‘sexy’ in a bottle…and the eau de toilette is only £11 for 60ml. I haven’t forgotten Anita’s refreshing and groundbreaking approach to beauty, and this scent is a beautiful way of keeping her memory alive.
There is also a bath and shower gel (£6.50), body lotion (£10), eau de parfum (£14) and fragrance mist (£7.50) so you can layer up the scent. To quote Brian Fantana I think it’s “time to musk up”.
For this week only there is 35% off at www.thebodyshop.co.uk with free delivery. Use the online code ‘SMOKY’.