Friday, 21 June 2013

Pamper Perfect!

Pamper perfect 
Flat out friday: 

TGIF, right? Have you had busy week, working all the hours under the sun, studying until the break of dawn? Are you worn out and not feeling that friday party? Why not take a load off and re-energise with these 10 at home spa night suggestions....  

Step 1
Fill your bath with warm/hot water and a luxury bubble bath. I would suggest  Radox  feel good bubble bath which can be bought at a local supermarket  
Step 2 
Grab your favourite candles place them safely  round your tub
Step 3
Grab a glass of wine or your favourite chilled drink and place within reaching distance
Step 4
Grab a book, or put on some music, or do something that relaxes you and enjoy a long leisurely bath
Step 5
Get comfy! Get dry and select your favourite jarmies to change in to and chill. I love my silky feeling jarmies from matalan! 
Step 6
Now your comfy, we can start moisturising and pampering. Take moisturiser and moisturise your body  i love the body shops body butter in apricot or coconut! 
Step 7
Apply a face mask and follow its instructions. If your looking for inexpensive i would recommend  montange jeunesse face mask range at £1.99 or if your looking for more luxurious maybe liz earles intensive treatment nourishing mask at £14.75
Step 8
Grab some chocolate. I love galaxy and some strawberries, (or even opt for popcorn) pick your favourite film i love friends with benefits who doesnt love a bit of timberlake in their friday? And have a movie marathon 
Step 9 
Gorge and enjoy 
Step 10 
Head to bed relaxed and refreshed! 

P.s you may even invite a friend for the second half of your pamper night for the perfect relaxing evening!

VoilĂ , there you have it, make that flat out feeling a refreshed and rejuvenated one! 

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Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Prescribed beauty: Hay Fever Woes

Prescribed beauty: hay fever woes
I wonder Wednesday 

Picture this, your lying out in the sun by the pool on holiday, the suns blazing down and you've got your chilled cocktail to your left... would think right? But no you have this itching in your throat and nose, and your sneezing like a sick puppy. Your eyes are red swollen and sticky and what can we thank for these unattractive symptoms? Hay fever! 
      Hay fever sucks and can ruin a great day out with friends, a date or even just a chill day. In the uk alone over 10million suffer from this allergy. 
     This made me want to make a post informing people on some of the ways in which they can get their summer mojo back without dealing with this little bump in the road! 
    Firstly, in honour of the name of this post you can get doctor prescribed medication. Personally I have eye drops, nasal spray and tablets to try combat my pesky symptoms and these can also be bought at a chemist without a prescription. I can vouch for some of these antidotes but on whole nothing seems to completely cure my symptoms so i went on the hunt and researched some tips and tricks! 
     Some suggestions to get rid of those puffy eyes and leave you bright eyed and bushy tailed are cold compresses. These range from cold tea bags, cucumber slices or refrigerated  cool eye packs, you just have to find one that works best for you and really soothes them sticky eyes. 
    A final and last suggestion is to wear those wrap around sunglasses so pollen isn't as able to come in contact with your eyes leaving them fresh and clean. Although these arent the most attractive looking fashion item they have been proven to work, so will you take the fashion faux pas? or do you follow the motto beauty is pain and stick with your old sunnies?  
And now i wonder is there really a cure for hay fever or not? 
    Regardless I hope some of these suggestions work for you and your able to enjoy that cocktail by pool but for now....

The ins and out, ups and downs of victoria jane 


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