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Well I’m not at all sure what happened to this video when I put it up on Youtube; the views crept in so slowly I thought that maybe I’d accidentally put some kind of explicit content warning on it or applied an age restriction! (Although I’m sure either of those things would make someone want to watch it more.)
Perhaps it was bad timing, or maybe everyone had already used up all of their enthusiasm on Sunday’s video, which was a sort of beauty-centric “Supermarket Sweep”. Who knows? The ways of the internet are beyond me; I mean, who wouldn’t want to watch a video covering such diverse and engaging topics as house-painting, baby-weaning and pink lipstick? All in one place?
The mind boggles.
As well as the aforementioned subjects, there’s also a rather energetic recommendation of a certain skincare wonder: Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting BHA Liquid Exfoliant. Now I’m not going to write too much about it here, because there’s a proper review in the making, but suffice to say this product is – or should be – a beauty cabinet essential for anyone who gets hormonal (or indeed non-hormonal) breakouts. It’s a wipe-on-and-leave salicylic acid that removes dead skin cells from the skin’s surface as well as doing a deeper down de-clogging of the pores. Brilliant for bumpy, pustulous skin, blackheads and also redness. I’ve used this, or a very similar product from Paula’s Choice, for years. I crack it out in my pre-period week to help calm my angry face (shame it can’t do anything for actual, real rage which I get in epic proportions) and it’s just the most convenient, uncomplicated SOS treatment.
I’ve listed my favourites below the video screen – more books than beauty, this month! – but please do click play, if you have the time, as I like to know that you’ve had to endure my waffling. It gives me a sadistic sense of satisfaction.
Photo above included to demonstrate why it’s not a good idea to try and take still life photos with a small child about: two seconds later the entire pile of “favourites” had crashed onto the floor, obviously with the open lipstick landing first and everything else weighing in on top. Obviously. It had to be the scenario that would cause the most mess. By the way, Angelica’s face isn’t dirty – she had been face-painting earlier in the day, which she likes to do herself, using a hand mirror, like a very serious artist doing a self portrait.
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