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The Beauty Room

Discussion in 'Personal' started by pickles124, Aug 29, 2017.

  1. slingshotsally

    slingshotsally Star commenter

    @InkyP the Vitapoint is lovely, but I've only seen small tubes. Very handy- I end up with Magaret Thatcher helmet hair if I don't apply product.
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  2. pepper5

    pepper5 Star commenter

    One of the best beauty steals is the Boots own brand eyemake remover in the blue packaging. You can get 3 bottles for £3.00 in their three for two offer and the product is amazing. It takes off eye makeup easily.

    Another product I think is amazing is Aldo's own brand facial cleansing cloths with vitamin E and Vitamin B5. The wipes actually do take off all traces of makeup so you don't need to use a second product to get it all off. They onlyncost 59 pence for 25. Truly a beauty steal.
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  3. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Almond oil. Body, hair. The lot.

    The main thing is sunscreen. All year round. I really do swear by Elizabeth Arden. Also Eucerin.

    But the best thing you can do is avoid a lot of skin damage in the first place. Pro tennis players have terrible skin. All that sun. Sunscreen always.
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  4. pickles124

    pickles124 Established commenter

    Hey up!! I need some of this stuff too. Do you know where i could get some. My hairs going a bit straw like with the weather.
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  5. slingshotsally

    slingshotsally Star commenter

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  6. pickles124

    pickles124 Established commenter

    Yeah I've seen this too!! At first i was like 'wow is this even real?!'. I'm kind of worried that it will feel like im putting paint on my face like emulsion!!

    A bit like this:

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  7. pickles124

    pickles124 Established commenter


    The latest fashion trend seems to be two tone lips, as demostrated here.
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  8. slingshotsally

    slingshotsally Star commenter

    Not doing it!

    It's as though they've eaten something, the remains are still on their lips and they haven't bothered to wipe their mouths.

    If I wanted to see that, I'd be watching my four year old go around with food stains on his mouth after a snack.
  9. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    @grumpydogwoman I absolutely agree. Sunscreen is the most important thing and it doesn't have to be expensive - Aldi sunscreen has been tested and proved to be one of the best. No expensive face cream can reverse the effects of sun damage.
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  10. pepper5

    pepper5 Star commenter

    Smoking and eating too much sugar is also not good for your skin.
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  11. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Smoking! You can always spot a smoker!

    Don't do it.

    (And I did smoke when I was early 20s so I do know it's perfectly possible to stop.)
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  12. slingshotsally

    slingshotsally Star commenter

    Sorry to digress- has anyone done a sugar detox?

    My SiL is very strict with her children- she doesn't let them eat pasta, rice or potatoes.

    She's even got them eating quinoa. But she did this from birth: No desserts, Christmas cake, birthday cake, sweets, puddings, chocolates and even dried fruits are limited.

    I'd like to try the sugar detox for myself and gradually wean to boys of the sweet stuff. Has anyone tried it?
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  13. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    This seems unnecessarily strict and joyless - are her children positively glowing with health? I try to limit added sugar but even fresh fruit contains sugars.
  14. rayondesoleil1976

    rayondesoleil1976 Occasional commenter

    How did we survive for all those years with bread, potato and pasta? I saw a really interesting poster with advice for people surviving on wartime rationing. The only fake food on the list was margarine. Bread, potato, porridge, butter, suet, lard, eggs, meat etc. I suppose people then were less sedentary and ate smaller portions. Interesting.
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  15. zizzyballoon

    zizzyballoon Star commenter

    Potato Pete and Dr Carrot were our heartthrobs in those days!:D
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  16. pepper5

    pepper5 Star commenter

    Just try to reduce the amount of sugar by not adding it to hot drinks and if you do use it in cooking, reduce the quantity if it won't affect the product. For example, if you make a banana bread, use grated apple instead of sugar. The apples have sugar and will provide sweetness as will the bananas.
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  17. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    Your SIL's children are going to binge eat sweets and and chocs when they discover their existence! What happens when they eat out? Do friends find them odd?

    Poor little beggars.
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  18. zizzyballoon

    zizzyballoon Star commenter

    My father put so much sugar in his tea that the spoon stood up in it. He also took a dessert spoonful of sugar and ate it every time he passed the sugar basin. He was tall and slim all his life and had all his own teeth when he died at 80.
  19. slingshotsally

    slingshotsally Star commenter

    They have a "translucent" quality about them- very pale, Strawberry blond/e, blue-eyed, ethereal.

    The parents are both red-heads, so I feel as though I have to resist the idea they might be anaemic and sneak some extra food to them.

    She takes Tupperware with their food- the cafes, restaurants, birthday parties and even to family Christmas dinners.

    I've asked if they have allergies- she says not.

    I think the friends just accept the food thing.

    They are NOT poor - both were born at the Portland.
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  20. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    I'm a red head and, although my skin is pale, I'm not ethereal. I think I look healthy.

    This sounds like an awful, punitive and, dare I say it attention seeking, lifestyle and, like Dunty said, I think they will rebel. Other people must find them a real pain.

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