music fashion: MONDAY BEAUTY
Question: Why don't pet stores hand out care sheets for the animals they sell? Of course you should do your own research before you but a new pet but I just think that it would be the responsible thing for them to do.do. You know what food they eat, how big their cage should be, whether they can live in groups and so on.
Answer:: Pet stores that sell animals don't care about the animals. They care about taking the $$$ out of your wallet. I shop pretty much exclusively at stores that do not sell animals, though I do occassionally visit PetsMart for a couple of items that other local merchants don't carry.
Odeio mãos que pareçam velhas e secas! Infelizmente tenho tendência para que fiquem secas (especialmente em climas frios como Geneva) e por isso ando sempre a comprar cremes de mãos. Há um em casa, um para o trabalho, um sempre comigo na mala e um para quando a coisa está mesmo critica. Apresento-vos o meu portfolio aqui. E por aí? Tem o mesmo problema? Algum que me recomendem? I really hate when hands look old and dry. Unfortunately my hands have a tendency to get super hyper dry (specially in cold climates like Geneva) so I am always buying hand cream. There is one at home, one at the office, one always in my bag and one for when it's really really bad. I present to you my portfolio. How about yourselves? Do you have the same issue? Any cream you recommend?
Hand care essentials
Question: When a teenage couple is holding hands does the boyfriend care if the girlfriends hand is sweaty? I'm scared to hold his hand because I have sweaty hands, do guys care.
Answer:: The feeling's mutual a lot of my friends worry about that and I've asked my girlfriend if she cares, but really you shouldn't care if you don't wanna hold hands then lock elbows :P.
It's hardly the most thrilling side of beauty blogging to talk about hand care, but after a pretty long stint of constantly wearing/changing/reapplying nail colours my nails were looking a bit of a state - coupled with the fact that I've always had a bit of a problem with my hands being really dry...it was time to lay off the colour for a bit and try looking after my hands/nails a bit.
So I've had a week on nail-colour free life and these are the products I've been loving:
Two little miracle workers from Dr Lewinn's range - Renunail Strengthener and Renunail Cuticle Oil. Of the two I have to say the cuticle oil is the big winner - my cuticles can be a total nightmare zone, and this oil has really helped. As with any cuticle oil, it definitely comes down to being diligent and applying daily (I'm guilty of giving up each time I've seen results...and then being disappointed when they get dry again...doh!) but this one smells good (mostly of tea tree in my opinion) and does the job. The brush applicator makes it easy to apply, a little sweep of oil, massage in and voila - healthy cuticles.
Hand skin care for a Housekeeper? I am working as a Housekeeper, and I am of course in contact with water quite a bit. I want to keep my hands soft for a bit longer. Any suggestions to good and affordable products and/or hand care routines I can use.
use Burts bees Hand cream
is really good very hydratin scrub with sugar, lemon .
I've also been using the Renunail Nail Strengthener - because whilst my nails tend to be fairly strong, grow quickly (I drink a lot of milk) they have started to peel quite a lot recently. So I was hoping this would help - it is early days for this treatment as the whole process is meant to last 25 days...but for me to go 25 days without nail polish is just not going to happen. So I've been doing my best over a week. To use this you apply a coat, let it dry then reapply daily for five days, then remove
on the 7th day and repeat three times. After one week I feel my nails are a bit healthier and definitely less flaky - of course it's hard to be 100% sure that this is due to the treatment as it's only 1/3rd of the way through, but so far, feeling good. Last but by no means least I've been loving this overnight hand treatment from the new skincare range from Molton Brown - a word on the skincare range actually, I've been trialling a selection from the range and there's some fab products in there. Will share reviews soon - but main thing I love about them so far is they small amazing!
Natural Hand Care
, Storey Publishing , 1997
Describes the basics of hand care, tells how to promote healthy nails, and discusses manicures, nutrition, exercise, arthritis, and the preparation of natural remedies
Burt's Bees Hand Care Kit
, Running Press Miniature Editions , 2003
Our hands take a beating, so it's nice to pamper them once in a while. This nifty little kit contains a 32-page book on restorative hand care, plus a tin of Lemon Butter Cuticle Crème and a jar of...