Friday, 16 May 2014

Beauty Aware Weekly Round Up #2

Welcome to the weekly round up beautiful people, hope this week has been good for you.  Here's what's been happening this week.

Mental Health Awareness Week
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme this year is anxiety.  I'm not sure how well publicised this has actually been and I think its important which is why I'm mentioning it.  I'm not going to blether on for ages in a "woe is me" type of way but just wanted to say that I've had anxiety and panic attacks over quite a long period of time now, I had my first panic attack at 22 and I'm much older than that now and I still get them on occasion when I'm really stressed or anxious so I do have some experience of this.  I've also had beta blockers twice to help with anxiety, they worked and they did make me feel better.  All I would say is that it is really important to get help when you feel overwhelmed, anxious or like you can't cope.  It took me a long time to realise that there's no shame about reaching out to someone and saying "help".  It doesn't mean you're weak if you ask for help, it just means that you are being proactive and are doing something positive about it.  Its also worth saying that we need to look out for each other, sometimes it takes a close friend or relative to gently point out that you're not yourself and be there to give you some support.  That's what Mental Health Awareness Week is all about, being aware of not just our own mental health but that of those around us too.  So here is the link to the Mental Health Awareness site there's loads of helpful literature on there, I think its well worth a look.

What I'm reading ...

What I'm Reading
I haven't managed much reading this week as my youngest son was poorly until about Thursday so I haven't had much free time but I'm still working my way through the Anti Ageing Beauty Bible, it really is an interesting, informative book in a non-preachy way.  When I've finished it I will review it and in the meantime no doubt I'll be sprinkling my posts with little bits of information I've gleaned from there!  I've also been flicking through Cosmo Body and Look Magazine (think it was last weeks).

What I'm Wearing
This week I've been wearing an eyeliner I've had literally for years.  Its by Givenchy, and its blue!  I bought this eyeliner in New York in Sephora when I was there on my honeymoon, it was probably one some kind of sale as that's the only time I would be able to afford anything by Givenchy but anyway, I'm digressing.  I've been wearing it this week as I've sort of lightened my eye make up now that we're on the way to Summer (lets discount the huge amounts of rain we had earlier in the week ...) and I'm so glad I've rediscovered it.  Its more of a navy blue, I don't use much just a touch and I really like it.  It took me on a trip down memory lane, my very first eyeliner that I ever bought was blue and it was from Avon, it was what everyone was wearing to school, we thought we were so cool though none of us had a clue how to apply it, some of us looked spectacularly awful - lol.  So I have a fondness (and a history!) of blue eyeliners.  

Givenchy Magic Khol Eyeliner Pencil in Navy

Shopping at The Lowry Outlet / what I bought
Last Saturday we dodged the rain and drove to the Lowry Outlet Mall in Salford.  I'd been before but not for years so this was quite exciting.  The kids grumbled about it but then perked up when we mentioned Burger King.  I was pleased to see that the Moulton Brown and Bodyshop stores were still there.  As I've said before I LOVE Moulton Brown and I could have spent all day in there, there were so many good bargains.  In the end I purchased a bag of 20 travel bodywashes and bodycreams including my favourite "Gingerlily" which I absolutely love, I think there were 16 bodywashes and 4 bodycreams.  I also spent some time in the Bodyshop, conveniently located next door to Moulton Brownt.  I confess I spent ages in there as its not a shop I go to really, I don't know why.  After much browsing I bought a bodywash on sale and a calming foot spray that smells like mint.  I really need to start taking notice of my feet, they really aren't pretty at the moment! 

Websites / Offers
This weeks website offers are below: - up to 75% off RRP for fragrances, 60% RRP for self tan products and free Ultrasun Face worth £10 when you spend £15 or more on Ultrasun. - 20% off next order, free delivery worldwide and 30% off big brand shampoos, conditioners and treatment including Redken, Kerastase, Shu Uemura, TIGI and more. - save up to £50 on Nivea Sun cream products and there's also a sale on allergy products such as Piriteze, Piriton, Benadryl or Prevalin which might be useful for hayfever sufferers, I'm stocking up on Benadryl for my husband! - There's a 14 day offer comprising 50 products for only £5 each which includes special effects nail varnishes, plus everything you ever needed to know about pastel purple nails.

Blog Posts
The posts I've written this week are:

Baylis & Harding Soap Review
Bourjois Liner Ultra Black Review

Hope you all have a lovely sunny weekend, see you next week.



1 comment

  1. I'm so pleased you mentioned Mental Health Awareness - I feel like it needs so much more recognition than it gets!

    I've never heard of the all beauty website but will definitely look into it!
    Love your blog - just followed via bloglovin/GFC! Lets keep in touch?


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