Sunday, 15 February 2015

Keeping things (fem)fresh!

I'm going to put it out there, I feel like I talk and blog quite a lot about my ladybits. I'm a really open person and think that being well informed and 'taboo-free' is important when it comes to your intimate areas.

I've recently become borderline obsessed with Hollywood bikini waxes (post about that here) and along with it being a common topic of conversation ("do you really have to be on all fours?!?!") it's become even more important to me to make sure things are clean, fresh and well looked after both pre and post waxing.

There are lots of feminine freshness brands out there but I've always been loyal to femfresh.

Recently I've been trying out the different washes they offer; the pure & fresh gel wash, daily intimate wash, active fresh wash and soothing wash.

It may seem over the top to use all four but I use them at different times. The daily intimate wash and pure & fresh wash as general washes every time I shower, the active fresh wash after I've been to the gym and also during my time of the month (I feel like it cleans things better and keeps me feeling fresher for longer) and the soothing wash for the first 3 days after my bikini wax.

It's difficult to know what to say about these but so important to put it out there that washing your ladybits (or man bits!) is NOTHING to feel embarrassed or shy about. Personally for me I'm almost proud in an odd way that I take the time and make the effort to use a specifically formulated wash to make sure my bits are in the best condition possible! You should always use something like femfresh when you can as heavily scented/coloured soaps and washes can really irritate the area and cause a lot of discomfort.

Are you embarrassed to use or buy intimate washes or do you embrace the fresh foof? Tell me in the comments!

Thanks for reading! xo

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Beauty: trying to embrace lip colour!

Hello you lovely bunch! As you may or may not know (depending on how long you've read this blog) I'm not particularly confident with my lip colour. I much prefer a nude or very sheer pink to a bright colour because I just don't think they'll suit me but recently I've been 'shopping my stash' and trying to pull out unloved lip colours to embrace them a bit more, in my handbag this week? These gorgeous DHC premium lipsticks (£13 each here)

I have the colours 'velvety red' and 'petal pink' - swatches below.

These lipsticks are great because they're incredibly moisturising and pigmented. The pink is perfect for day to day in the office (I work in HR for a Materials Handling company in the Midlands) and the red is great for nighttime or days when I'm feeling a little more daring.

These wear off really nicely, no pink or red rims around the lips and I've noticed minimal transfer onto my teeth! Always a winner ;)

DHC seems to be a fairly unsung brand in the UK but I love the foundations and lipsticks I've tried over the last year or so.

Have you tried anything from DHC? What products do you think I should try out next?

Lots of love xo