Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Nivea In-Shower Moisturiser and Suti Rejuvenate Face Oil

A friend of mine insists she moisturises her entire body every day. Clearly her bedroom is a lot warmer than mine and/or her shower doesn't make a sound similar to an elastic band flicking when it is about to initiate a minute-long cold water torture session. During winter, my shivering limbs are much more likely to see an application of sheepskin slippers and cashmere joggers than body lotion. Here are a couple of products to soothe weather-chapped skin with minimum effort and no apr├Ęs-shower naked time necessary.

Lazy-person lifesaver! You apply this cream after your soap or shower gel and then rinse off. It takes seconds and leaves a nourishing film of almond oil that means you can forgo that chilly moisturiser application. Cheap as chips too.

Suti Rejuvenate Organic Face Oil*
Citrus-smelling heavenly syrup to nourish and rejuvenate dehydrated winter skin and sooth away post-blemish marks and scars. Apply alone in the evening or under moisturiser in the morning.

*Product supplied for review.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Baby Bikinis are Weird and Wrong

I'm not sure if this is a 'celebrity' thing, an American thing or just a weird... thing. Kourtney Kardashian's baby girl Penelope is wearing a triangle bikini. Baby girl nips are no different than baby boy nips and do not necessitate covering merely because of their potential to eventually become breasts. Is this because those are Kardashian baby girl nips and therefore 'famous' nips? Are they being guarded to preserve the fee for their first appearance in Hello! magazine? Or is this about paedophiles? In my mind, to cover something implies there is something to cover and therefore adds an element of sexualisation where there was none.

Perhaps it's just a fashion choice; Kourtney dressing her daughter like herself. In Europe half the adult women don't bother with bikini tops on the beach and babies and little girls commonly wear nappies, nothing, bikini bottoms, swimsuits or those funny little sun protection outfits.

Please tell me your thoughts on baby bikinis. Am I the only one who finds them strange and creepy?