This weekend the weather was absolutely glorious. It finally felt like it was the start of summer. And to honour that, I decided to do some fruity watermelon nail art. I hated this manicure until the moment I put top coat on and then I fell in love with it! (Does anyone else do this? All of my manicures are hideous until the very last second when they come together!)
I have already done a nail art blog post featuring 2 of the GOSH SS15 collection nail varnishes, but wanted to show you some other exciting bits from the collection that I was sent this week. I don’t think I’d tried any GOSH make up products before so I was very intrigued to give them a go.
Every month I try to select my favourite products and items: the things I’ve been reaching for a lot more than others and want to recommend. These posts are mini-reviews and I really enjoy doing them – it’s interesting to see how my tastes and uses change over the months!
Let’s crack on with my April favourites, shall we?
April is Global Awareness Month for rosacea and I’ve been doing some blog posts to share my story and give some advice that I wish I had been given when I was in the early stages. You can read my blog on my diagnosis HERE, read about lifestyle changes I made to manage my flare ups HERE. I have also written about the skincare that helps me to keep everything under control. But first I wanted to talk about why I wear make up, covering the psychological aspects of rosacea and how these form an (often overlooked) part of the disease.
Coppafeel! came to my attention last year when they teamed up with Birchbox to raise awareness of this great charity and cause. As you may guess from the name, Coppafeel! is a breast cancer awareness charity whose campaigns aim to offer no-nonsense advice and information to women.
Coppafeel! have partnered with ‘I Love…’ to be the first cosmetics company to release a shower creme and bubble bath with breast cancer awareness symptom labels to the packaging. They have released this gel as part of their #ShowerHijack campaign and I LOVE it. The idea is that you are already naked, already rubbing your skin while you’re getting clean, so why not use that time to quickly check your boobs for symptoms and early warning signs? We should all be checking our boobs regularly and this gives us a little nudge in the right direction.