I know, it’s been MONTHS. I am sorry, I kept meaning to post and then life would get in the way. Who knew jobs and stuff would be so time consuming!? But I am putting this here because I am sooooooooooooo tempted by the bath salts by Therapie (I tried a 50g sample and they were BLISS and this is 100g sample). I have to admit I would pass on everything else myself since I’m not big on perfumes and have a million Elemis samples at home already….but I am definitely ready to splurge £45 on a full size of Therapie bath salts, they are truly miraculous. They unwind and soothe me better than any bubble bath I’ve ever tried. This goodybag from Cult Beauty begins on the 6th of October and is good with any purchase (or purchases) over £60 (and free shipping!). I am tempted…mostly because I’ve been dying to try Sunday Riley’s Charisma Creme Cleanser (a nice contrast to the sandblaster nature of the Ceramic Slip Cleanser [at least on my super sensitive skin!]) and the two combined equal £70 so I’d qualify for the goodybag (and they are two products I have wanted for many many months and have just been waiting to purchase them). The nice thing about the goodybag is I’d get an extra 100g of bath salts?
In the goodybag: Therapie Himalayan Detox Salts (100g), Elemis Pro-Collagen Body Cream (50ml), Ren Moroccan Rose Otto Bath Oil (10ml), Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Bath & Shower Oil (3ml), Mini Kai by Gaye Straza Perfume Oil, Como Shambhala Invigorate Shower Gel (50ml), Caudalie Divine Oil (3ml), Miller Harris La Pluie Eau de Parfum (1.6ml), Miller Harris Fleur Oriental Eau de Parfum (1.6ml), Miller Harris La Fumee Eau de Parfum (1.6ml)
Just enter the code GOODY* into the “Free Gift Code” box at checkout for your goody bag. Offer begins Sunday, 6th October 2013.
I LOVE Miller Harris candles…I’m not necessarily big on the scents as perfumes but I have them as candles scattered around my flat. And bath oils, YAY. I will try to post ASAP, I have SO MUCH to say about the events I’ve been to this summer! Let me know if you buy enough for the goodybag, I know I want to…it’s just if I should. I hate my conscience!
So I know I’ve been atrocious at updating but I’ve still been doing blog stuff! I’m trying to get in the habit of putting it on Instagram so it is recorded somewhere until it finally goes here. If you are interested you can keep up with me:
Yes! I am finally sort of back! I am getting my health on track (or trying desperately), my foot is in a proper cast and I find out on Thursday if it is healed enough to be removed and I’m actually adjusted to my painkiller patch. I am full of blog ideas and it’s just getting them into blog format and setting up a queue (well, writing them. I never was a queue kinda gal!).
Now. Let’s put this to you all straight, I am incredibly absent minded, I lose everything. I take my glasses off every evening before sleep (and go BLIND!) and then somehow manage to lose them even though I put them in the same place….just because I can’t see worth a damn. So this sounds like the perfect candidate for at-home hair bleaching, right? TOTALLY! I SWORE I would never do it…but of course I did. And I promised myself I would remember when I began bleaching so it would all go perfectly…and then I forgot when I set it and fell asleep. Way to go, Sara!!! So..I accidentally bleached the pigment out of the bottom 3/4 of my hair, I dyed my hair with permanent dye 5 times in 3 days in an attempt to re-pigment it (even though I know this isn’t how to re-pigment my hair) and of course it didn’t work. So I finally tried a semi-perm dye, Crazy Colours “Vermillion Red” which actually worked like a charm for 2 weeks before the colour fell out of the non-pigmented parts and ended up being the colour I wanted all along! But I decided it would be best to cut off the damaged parts instead of attempting to re-pigment and just start all over again.
This ended up being a super brilliant idea because it is SO HOT AND STICKY in London and having no hair on my neck? Godsend!!!
Can you see the fantastic way my hair goes from a brown-red to that weird pale colour at the bottom? And it looks all ripe and ready for breakage?
I am ridiculously in love with it, it’s quite short in the back (cutting out the bleach mistakes!) and on side and sort of a curly mop top and free-cut curls on the side. I had the privilege of seeing the Creative Director of Vidal Sassoon Covent Garden and I could not be more satisfied with the cut or the cutter. He was absolutely amazing and made me feel right at home even though I did not go to my usual beloved Environment Salon on Duke Street (behind Selfridges) because I knew I wanted to change my hairstyle and figured that going somewhere new to someone who didn’t know me would be the best way to get that change I desired. I couldn’t stay in my comfort zone and get any of my “usual” styles because this person didn’t know any of them! It was a brilliant time. Now I’m torn between salons in the future!! It even makes my uber round face less…round!
So much to say, just need the time to write it all down! Hopefully I’m back for good (although I should be moving ASAP so there might be another break. As ever, I will keep you posted!)
What do you think!? It’s my most drastic hair yet!!
I will say that there are SO MANY things I want to blog about but life has taken me for a turn again. As most of you know I have fibromyalgia which is incredibly painful and gets in the way of my existence almost all the time. On the bright side of that I finally got to attend a pain clinic and I am starting to manage my pain. But managing my pain comes with side effects like being very tired and woozy until I get adjusted to my new medication. On top of that within a week of starting my new medication I fractured my left ankle. Twice. So my brain is buzzing with topics but my body just isn’t there right now. I am dying to post but when I sit down to post my brain just fizzles out. I have so much to say and I desperately want to post. I think I just need to adjust and wait until the sleepy/woozy symptoms go away so I get my brain back!! But I promise, I have a whole new skincare routine with all new products…so much to show/tell you! I just need my body to work first!
If I had the £50 for the deposit….and then the money for products after…I had an Anne Semonin facial once and I fell asleep with relaxation and this brand saved my skin when it went all wonky a couple years back. I cannot recommend them enough!