Sunday, April 29, 2012
Drive DVD / Neutrogena pink grapefruit facial wash / Neutrogena pink grapefruit moisturiser / créme brúlée Vaseline pot
Lately I feel like I've kind of been having 'puberty: round two'; my hair is lank and dull, my skin is all blotchy/spotty and I've got eczema on my elbows and hands. All stuff I dealt with briefly when I was around 14 but thought I'd manage to largely escape. But no, unfortunately all of these ailments seem to be back with a vengeance, something which I am definitely not enjoying. To make matters worse I am currently suffering with crippling neck pains, leaving me as cranky and moody as I was in my tweenage years (well, maybe half as cranky).
In an effort to combat these unexpected woes, and to 'rescue' myself from this repeat match with puberty, I embarked on a mini shopping trip with the aim of purchasing some new skincare products and even a few 'feel better' treats. I'd heard so many great reviews of the Neutrogena 'pink grapefruit' selection online, so decided I would start there in terms of formulating a fresh skincare routine. I chose the facial wash and the oil free moisturiser, and after having used them for the past two days I can happily report that I really like them! They smell is amazing and both the wash and the moisturiser leave skin feeling tingly and fresh, plus they're the most dazzling shade of pink. I impulsively picked up a créme brúlée Vaseline pot during the same purchase in Boots (it was near the till, they always get me!) which I'll be saving for this winter (such a delightfully Christmassy smell, don't you think?). In terms of my depressing hair situation, I have been alternating between Neutrogena T-Gel shampoo and John Frieda's 'go blonder' range shampoo and conditioner (both cripplingly expensive, my hair threatens to bankrupt me).
I also treated myself to a few new DVDs on said shopping expedition, and - in true teen style - tried to forget my troubles with a movie night and some treats. Robin and I watched the truly astounding Drive with Ryan Gosling (love) and feasted on cheese cake. I'm totally in love with this movie, and will be writing a 'fashion in film' post on it very soon, so keep your peepers peeled. It also makes me desperately want to watch The Notebook again, although I'm not sure I want to deal with all the sobbing which will inevitably ensue...
Tell me, has puberty snuck back up on any of you when you thought it was gone for good? And have you seen Drive?