1) FeelUnique have some quite amazing reductions going on in their sale, and I just had an email newsletter to say that there’s an extra 10% off over the bank holiday weekend, using the code PLUS10. Bravo! My super-duper recommendations, with the biggest savings, are below.
MD Formulations – anything from. I bloody love MD Formulations, but sadly it seems that they are winding down operations, in the UK at least. Their antioxidant moisturising gel is one of my favourite things ever – I think that may have sold out, but there are plenty of other bits. See here.
Melvita Extraordinary Waters – lovely, refreshing beauty waters that are half-hydrating, half-toning. A true hybrid product that’s great for a quick swipe after cleansing and before serum. Find the Narcissus version here, reduced to £12.75 from £17.
Elemental Herbology – again, pretty much anything from this brand. I think it does a truly gorgeous job of making skincare. My top pick is the Moisture Milk Ultra Light Hydrator which is just the best thing since sliced bread. Soothing on hormonal skin, good at injecting a bit of moisture into skin that needs careful handling – if you have blemish-prone skin and just don’t know where to start with it, this is a nice moisturiser to invest in. It’s currently £27.30 instead of £42. (Remember there’s an extra couple of quid off with the PLUS10 code.) Find it here.
2) The lucky Lancôme Génifique testers are as follows. You’ll get an email this week asking for your details, so don’t worry if you haven’t received anything yet! Elaine Ward (eward), Jo Sutton (josutt), Justine Pendlebury (jspendlebury), Charlotte Cantrell (charlottelawrence2008), Zoe B (zbeech), Jenna (detectivedisco), Anne Robinson (annierobinson), Sophie Horton (sophiehorton) and Caroline (carolinecarpenter). Thank you to everyone who volunteered their testing services!
3) Pet pics. Mr AMR took the one above of Mr Bear – doesn’t he look grumpy! Ha. His favourite place during the summer is an empty bathtub and he does not like to be interrupted. He lies down next to the plughole waiting for spiders to come up (he chases them down there first) and now and again he’ll do a little walk around the perimeter of the bath, knocking all of my beauty products over and getting cat hairs stuck to the soap.
Dexter’s fur is slowly growing back – we are trying to be vigilant about combing it so that it stays lovely and soft, but he gets so many things tangled up in there! It’s honestly like some kind of nature experiment when you run a brush through; various grasses and plant seeds, bits of tree, rare insect species…
4) If ANYONE is having email problems, still, then please follow the steps on this troubleshooting page. It seems that the vast majority of issues have now been solved, so that’s great news! If you’d like to sign up then you can do so here. Happy Bank Hols, all of those in the UK – have a wonderful long weekend!