Something you may start to notice as you enter your 30s is that your skin looks less full. According to Dr Levin, a board-certified dermatologist specializing in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology, cell turnover slows down, skin recovers less easily from inflammation, important proteins such as collagen and elastin breakdown faster and less is made and the naturally found skin plumping sugar known as hyaluronic acid starts to decrease. Forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, bags under the eyes, and more prominent laugh lines called nasolabial folds are all new things you might notice in your 30s (oh, the joys!). Changing hormones also contribute to many of these changes, specifically a loss of estrogen that causes us to lose volume and bone mass in our skull, cheekbones, and jawline.
Insert the need for serums here>> Serums are skin care products that are designed to deliver high concentrations of specific active ingredients to the skin. There are many different types of serums on the market that perform different jobs, ranging from hydration to skin brightening.
Since an essence provides an extra layer of hydration, those with dry skin can obviously benefit. If aging is a major concern, this added boost of moisture can also help to alleviate fine lines and prevent wrinkles
I have learnt that it is imperative that those of us with oily or acne-prone skin use a toner. It helps to better unclog pores by removing oil, dirt and make up. By removing build up from your pores you also create the appearance of them shrinking. Bonus! Toners can help close pores and tighten cell gaps after cleansing, reducing the penetration of impurities and environmental contaminants into the skin. It can even protect and remove chlorine and minerals present in tap water. Source.
ARRIVAL & FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Our arrival at Lloyds Inn was a little underwhelming to say the least – we had just traveled from Uluwatu through to Seminyak and although we had spent time in Seminyak before and were well equipped for it’s buzz, our last villa was close to the craziness, but not quite as IN IT as Lloyds. We literally found ourselves turning down a main market road and into a back alley towards what was said to be our accomodation. For the first time in our Bali trip Justin looked homesick, just like he normally gets when he is feeling anxious and uncertain of a place or situation.
Is there anything better than a quick escape to the Cape? Short answer: No. No there is not! Shopping at the V&A, eating loads of delicious food and beaching it on Camps Bay are the makings of a perfect little getaway in my mind!
ARRIVAL & FIRST IMPRESSIONS: COMO Uma Ubud was the first resort we stayed in upon our arrival in Bali, and there could not have been a warmer welcome for us… or a more magical one! Words escape me as I try put into thoughts my many wondrous feelings. I will try and explain our experience as best as I possibly can, but know that I most likely will not do it justice — it was just unreal. Pure, inexplicable perfection!
When I was first approached and asked if I wanted to be part of a community chosen to trial Bowel Balance and feedback on my experience my first instinct was to shy away from the opportunity. Speaking about toilet habits is something we just don’t do… not publicly anyway!
You don’t need to even have arrived at the Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa, to feel it’s brilliance. As you approach the resort the sheer size and stature positioned on the edge of a cliff in Bukit, you may find it difficult to not feel your breath taken away for a few, magnificent moments. The roof shape resembles that of a leatherback turtle, which was the inspiration behind the architecture in honour of the beautiful creatures who are known to nest along the stretch of the Bukit peninsula.
You won’t believe how many moms I have heard say they don’t want more than two kids because they “don’t want to drive a bus” and “7 seater cars are SO much more expensive“! Well, may I introduce you to the all new, Peugeot 5008 7 Seater SUV; a revolution for the mom-mobile market!
In July I was asked to review the FitChef meals and I have been inundated by questions from you all asking how we found it and if I would recommend it! Justin and I were very kindly sent the 21 day couples challenge to try, and here are our thoughts:
Arrival: It is safe to say that the order process and delivery as well as packaging of the FitChef meals impressed me from the minute the delivery man arrived with 4 (rather large) boxes, chilled and sealed. Opening the boxes was one of the most exciting unboxes I have done this year, and I couldn’t stop grinning from ear-to-ear at the thought of not having to meal-plan, prep or cook for Justin and I for at least 21 days! Bliss!