Water.

As I sit in my front room feeling slightly sorry for myself after last nights antics (yes self inflicted i know) I can’t help but feel that water really is my lifeline. I’ve always known I don’t drink enough. I used to get headaches a lot and dry bloodshot eyes (not sexy when you’re trying to rock a fierce smoky eye)… Open pores, the list can go on.

At the beggining of the year, I was working in MAC White City and I just could not stop starring at one of my fellow workmates glorious skin. Working in retail you really find your skin gets completely drained of all it’s moisture with aircon and not sitting at a desk means not having a constant flow of tea or water. Yet her skin, was just glowing! So, I asked… ‘Whats your secret?’

Water.

She had told me that a few months previous she had taken it upon herself to drink 3 litres of water a day and told me the benefits she felt were amazing. That was it… I had to do it. I have really always needed to do it and this was the kick in the butt to make me do it. Now… Going into 3litres was maybe a little extreme, I started it and just felt I was weeing like a racehorse all day. I have found that the average daily water intake for a woman is 2.2 litres and I have since stuck to that, it probably still reaches 3 (tea addict) but the results are amazing.

I feel more awake. No more bloodshot eyes!

I feel less bloated and more full. Less snacking.

My skin! Boom, brighter and my pores have definitely got smaller.

It’s just great.

It it is hard to keep it up, don’t get me wrong… But the way I found it easiest was to buy a litre bottle of volvic and just make sure I fill that up twice. I know it’s the right amount and I don’t have to think about how many cups… Plus it moves around with you so I find when it’s there… You subconsciously drink it!

Boom. Try it.

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Random experiment

So… Lately, I’ve been obsessing over my far from perfect skin.

I have never quite got that glowing complexion, never felt like it’s been smooth and full and it’s always felt tight after getting out of the shower.

Like we all have, I’ve gone through a lorry load of different types of creams, serums, night and day and some have worked but, still, I’m not quite satisfied.

I randomly typed into google one day, ways to get tighter skin (don’t ask) … And something I had never even really heard of came up. Pure Wheatgerm oil. Reading into it I found many benefits, here are a few:

  • Contains Anti ageing and antioxidant properties  which help prevent fine lines and wrinkles. It preserves the texture of your skin and can help prevent against skin damage.
  • It can prevent skin problems like eczema, psoriasis and dry skin (I also bought some for my daddy).
  • Using it externally it will help to sooth an repair your skin as it is very rich in vitamin E oil which is considered very good for you skin.
  • Prevents scarring  (great for all you expectant mums)

So as you can imagine, I was straight on it. I got mine extremely cheap from a local whole foods shop. It was £4.95 or something ridiculous, so much cheaper then many creams. I’ve been using it now for almost a week now only as a nighttime fix as makeup probably won’t enjoy sitting on top of it and I can say I love it so far to the point that I have even bathed in it and now am smothering it all over my body after a shower.

ONE NEGATIVE SIDE. It doesn’t smell great and at first it feels a bit greasy. But, you get over it!

I’ll update you in a few weeks on my findings,

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Welcome to me.

For any of you reading this who don’t know me, I am Natasha.

I am a makeup artist who thought about jumping on the freelance train for a while but never quite made the leap of faith… until now.

I’d been working in makeup for around 7 years now. I left MACcosmetics last march, almost a year to date. You may wonder why? Well, I  went travelling around the west side of America and Canada for almost 4months and from then did not want to be tied back down to retail.

This blog is going to be a mix of different things for you, my work, my findings, my thoughts… some random experiments and fads I go through, and just hopefully something for you to learn from!

Who knows where this will take me, maybe you would like to jump on board and come along with me…

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