#Blogmas 2018 week 4 of #No7AdventCalendar

Archive, Beauty Boxes, Blogger Reviews, Events, blogmas 2018

Can you believe it, it’s the last few days of the countdown and calendar. Each day it’s been a joy to open, not one dud item, or one item I can’t use, which has happened with subscription boxes often, and beauty calendars too.

So here’s the last 4 days worth.

Day 22

It’s a Skin Illuminator, I can’t wait to use this when my skin needs that extra glowly help over harsh wintery Jan and Feb.
Multi-faceted light reflectors instantly enhance your complexion, for a natual looking radiance. Use this lightweight illuminator in one of three ways to enhance your natural radiance and to immediately give gorgeous, luminous skin.
As a primer before applying your foundation: Mixed in with your regular foundation for added luminosity; Lightly applied as a highlighter to your cheek and brow bones.
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Day 23

And it is a much needed Protect & Perfect Lip Care 10ml protects your skin to delay ageing, smoothes & conditions lips.
Powerful Prevention. This rich, conditioning balm boosts moisture for 24 hours, leaving you with softer, healthier looking lips.
Contains Lipopeptides to help smooth away lip roughness and our patent pending antioxidant complex to help protect your lips from the enviroment. Also containing Matrixyl.
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Day 24

And it’s a party season favourite colour Gel finish polish. 4ml and in Golden Sands. The patented technology makes the polish tough and flexible to help prevent chipping and improve ease of application to help achieve a streak free finish.
Complete coverage in just one stroke, with outstanding and durable gel finish. Helps to smooth and plump nails so natural ridges can’t be seen, for best results use in combination with the top coat.
Rich Colour, pay off in one coat. Plumps and volumises in 2 coats
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Day 25

Woohoo it’s completed and today I was treated with a Mascara, intense volume one.

No7 Intense Volume Mascara provides fantastic volume with perfect separation for lusher lashes.

Picking your Perfect Mascara
Wand Style – Traditional bristle style
Finished Look – Volumising

How to use

Step One – Begin by massaging the brush at the roots of your lashes.

Step Two – Zig zag up to the tips to achieve maximum length and definition

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#Blogmas 2018 week 3 #No7adventcalendar

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Just how fast this month has gone has shocked me, on week 3 before I know it. And not long until the big day itself.

Day 15

I believe it’s a travel size foundation brush. Super soft and sturdy, I’m glad i got this.
This versatile brush can be used with powders of any kind: it’s your make up bag multi-tasker. Perfect for use with powders, bronzers or blush, the smaller head of this brush makes it easy to control the amount of powder you are applying, for buildable coverage.
Dip in your favourite No7 powder, tap the handle to remove any excess, and apply.
Spot clean your brush regularly with No7 Make-Up Brush Cleanser. Deep clean your brush monthly with warm soapy water. Rinse well, reshape and leave flat to dry.
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Day 16

I have a blusher in honey, nice cool toned shade, should suit my skin tone.

Match Made Powder Blushers contain a unique blend of micro-powders for a velvety smooth application, as well as Vitamin E to care and condition.

How to use

For Best Results:

Sweep on to the cheeks using a blusher brush for an even, buildable colour.

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Day 17

It’s a Stay Perfect Eye Pencil in gold, I’m sure to get lots of use out of this one. Especially during Christmas.

No7 Stay Perfect Amazing Eye Pencils glide on easily and give intense colour that stays put all day.

The silky smooth texture gives long lasting colour that stays put for up to 12 hours, eyes look wider, brighter and impactful.

Hypo-allergenic. Waterproof.

How to use

Glide No7 Stay Perfect Amazing Eyes Pencils on to top and bottom lids for defined eyes.

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Day 18

Sees another pencil but one for the lips instead, in the prettiest nude shade. I’m new to lip pencils but I’m loving them.
No7 Precision Lips Pencil is a soft and smooth moisturising pencil for ultimate lip definition. Sharpener included to help maintain a perfect point
Hypo-allergenic

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Day 19

And it’s a deep wine Gel finish nail varnish 4ml
Our patented technology makes the polish tough and flexible to help prevent chipping and improve ease of application to help acheive a streak free finish.
Complete coverage in just one stroke, with outstanding and durable gel finish. Helps to smooth and plump nails so natural ridges can’t be seen, for best results use in combination with the top coat.
Rich Colour, pay off in one coat. Plumps and volumises in 2 coats.

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Day 20

It’s a Protect and Perfect Intense Night cream 25ml and this I’m really looking forward to using over winter.

Advanced protection & perfection for visibly younger looking skin.
Smooth the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles and help your skin recover from the day.
Created to work in harmony with your skin’s natural night time repair processes, it’s the perfect partner to our Protect & Perfect Intense ADVANCED Serum. They have been formulated to be used together to deliver even better anti-ageing results. Supercharged by Matrixyl 3000 Plus. Our unique and most concentrated peptide technology to target deep lines and wrinkles with more power.
Contains Double Defence Technology, No7’s most advanced night time protection against the damaging effects of free radicals generated from sun and environmental stress during the day.
Retinyl palmitate is No7’s age-defying pro-retinol ingredient of choice. It supports the skin renewal process to reduce the key visible signs of ageing, while being mild enough to be suitable for sensitive skin.

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Day 21

It’s a lipstick, not in the lip pencil shade though. This is Autumn Whisper 505.

No7 Stay Perfect Lipstick gives intensely pigmented colour that lasts for up to 8 hours, while leaving your lips feeling comfortable and hydrated

Picking your Perfect Lip Colour

Colour effect – Intense Colour

Benefits – Long Lasting & Hypo-allergenic.

Finish – Matte/Semi-Satin

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#Blogmas 2018 week 2 #No7AdventCalendar

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Not quite sure how the days have ran away with me if I’m honest. My head hasn’t actually been into Christmas even though I’ve got a calendar to count down the days.

It’s like its not even real? I have ALL the wrapping to do, and writing of cards too. Hell I’ll admit it, we don’t have a tree up.

In our defence, I’ve been super poorly ok ok regular poorly, and very busy other days too. So it’s been tiring and the thought of getting it down south so exhausting.

Day 8

I got some much needed slanted blade tweezers in gold tone. Small travel sized.
High performance No7 Slanted Tweezers with ultra precise tips.
For Best Results: Always tweeze in direction of hair growth, one hair at a time.

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Day 9

I got the most exciting product for me, an airbrush primer. I love primers, and I’m always on the hunt to try more. And I got full size at 30ml
No7 Airbrush Away Primer for days when you want your skin to look flawless and your makeup to apply perfectly.
Pores and fine lines appear to disappear and wrinkles are put in to soft focus leaving your skin perfectly smooth and even all day.
Contains hyaluronic acid moisture locking spheres to help soften the appearance of fine lines and smooth the skin.

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Day 10

I got a 15ml Radiant Results daily face polish, so it’s a gentle daily cleanser unlike the previous one which is more weekly instead.
For radiant & healthier looking skin in 1 week.
Gently polish away dull surface skin cells and impurities, to reveal smoother and more even skin in an instant. Formulated with gentle exfoliating particles to refine pores and help skin feel renewed. Leaves skin looking brighter, and feeling soft and revitalised.
Formulated with No7’s Tri-Vit Complex + Red Ginseng.

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Day 11

How cool is this, a lash primer, I’ve always wanted to try one. 7ml and it’s 4 in 1 perfector.
4-in-1 lash perfector
1) When used as a lash tint, lashes look separated and naturally defined
2) When used as a primer it allows smoother mascara application
3) When used as a primer it also improves the volume and length given by mascara
4) When used as a top coat it makes mascara water-resistant* and smudge proof.

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Day 12

Stay perfect eyeliner in black this is a pencil, rather than felt liner. 1.2g
No7 Stay Perfect Amazing Eye Pencils glide on easily and give intense colour that stays put all day.
The silky smooth texture gives long lasting colour that stays put for up to 12 hours, eyes look wider, brighter and impactful.
Hypo-allergenic. Waterproof

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Day 13

Protect and Perfect Intense Eye Cream 5ml I so need this badly, so it’s been a welcome sight.
Advanced protection & perfection for visibly younger looking skin. Smooth the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles and help delay new ones with No7’s advanced protecting & renewing eye cream. Supercharged by Matrixyl 3000 Plus, our unique and most concentrated peptide technology to target deep lines and wrinkles with more power. Especially designed for the delicate area around your eyes, it targets troublesome wrinkles whilst visibly improving dark shadows and puffiness, Contains No7’s best antioxidant protection, Double Defence technology.
Retinyl palmitate is No7’s age-defying pro-retinol ingredient of choice. It supports the skin renewal process to reduce the key visible signs of ageing, while being mild enough to be suitable for sensitive skin.

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Day 14

I got a £10 voucher for a Match Made Moisture drench lipstick, or Stay Perfect Lipstick. So that will be a nice treat to pick one out, a colour of my choice, rather than the typical red you get lumbered with.

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#Blogmas 2018 Week 1 #No7AdventCalendar

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Calendars I love them, the instant reward, the countdown, the surprise. However I wasn’t planning on even a chocolate one, but my daughter Mini Moon decided we HAD TOO. So she bought us a Dairy Milk (me) a Milkybar (Mr Moon) and Galaxy (Mini Moon) one. What a brilliant surprise for us.

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As I said I had no plans on any calendars at all. And I ended up with 2!!

So this year I wasn’t going to do a beauty calendar, so many I liked and loved, but I felt I couldn’t justify it to myself. So I didn’t buy one. Little did I know as a Christmas present my husband (Mr Moon) had bought and surprised me with one.

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Day 1

Total Renewal Micro-Dermabrasion Exfolitor 25ml Buy here

Helps to work against the appearance of dark areas, sun damaged or belmish prone skin too. Not to be used on sore sun-burnt skin.

How to use

Dot onto clean damp skin. Gently massage upwards for 1 minute, following the instructions on the leaflet carefully. Rinse and follow with an SPF15 moisturiser. Only use twice a week.

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Day 2

Stay Precise felt tip eyeliner black 1.6g Buy here

No7 Stay Precise Felt Tip Eye Liner features a built in extra-slim brush that is easy to apply; making you eyes stand out with style.

How to use

  • Simply line your upper lid from the middle of the lash line to the outer corner.
  • Then finish the line by working from the inner corner of the eye to the middle.

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Day 3

Protect & Perfect Intense Day Cream 25ml Buy here

Visibly improves deep lines and wrinkles with younger looking skin in just 2 weeks.

Advanced protection & perfection for visibly younger looking skin.

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Day 4

Instant Results revitalising hydrogel eye masks 3g Buy here

Our radiance enhancing formula with Vitamin C works to visibly reduce the appearance of dark circles, while Vitamin E effectively conditions to promote healthy looking skin.

The Result: Eyes feel instantly refreshed, and the appearance of shadows and puffiness is reduced. Continued use works to visibly reduce dark circles, leaving eyes looking brighter and more awake.

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Day 5

Stay Perfect top coat 10ml Buy here

Simply apply over your favourite No7 colour and enjoy long-lasting and chip resistant nails.

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Day 6

Protect & Perfect Intense Serum 0.16floz Buy here

Supercharge your skincare regime with our unique complex of anti-ageing technologies that help to repair, enhance and protect the skin:
Matrixyl 3000 Plus™* – the star technology for helping to restore a more youthful appearance to your skin.
Retinyl palmitate is No7’s age-defying pro-retinol ingredient of choice. It supports the skin renewal process to reduce the key visible signs of ageing, while being mild enough to be suitable for sensitive skin.
Hyaluronic acid – for added firmness.
Patented antioxidant complex – to protect the skin against environmental stress.
Rice peptide and alfalfa complex – helps to preserve levels of collagen and fibrillin in the skin.

Day 7

Radiant Results micellar cleansing water 30ml buy here
Use in one easy step to cleanse face, lips and eyes. No Fragrance.

Formulated with No7’s Tri-Vit Complex + Red Ginseng.

Each No7 Cleanser is formulated to help protect your skins natural, healthy balance.

For Best Results:
Using cotton wool or your fingers, sweep over your skin. Suitable for use over face, lips and eyes. No need to rinse away.

New hair care #botanicals range #L’oréal

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I have extremely curly bordering on frizzy hair, it’s impossible to control, unless I straighten it. But my poor hubby prefers it curly (I can’t stand it!) But that’s due to its untameable nature.

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And on twitter I saw a tweet from a blogger, wish I could remember who it was, state that they bought this range and they got lovely natural curls. They bought the lavender one, but on finding that it states it for thin, fine sensitive hair. Whereas mine is thick, unruly and frizzy. So I spotted the #Camelina one which describes my hair to a tea!!

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So I went to boots and bought the #Shampoo #Conditioner and #FrizzAntidote which is used to tame ends off, when your between washes. This one is infused with a botanical concoction of camelina, soya and coconut oils, the range smooths and softens frizz prone hair with a fresh, exotic aroma. It lathers up nicely, feels silky and creamy. The scent is delicate and faint, but I’m glad.

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It’s pricey though to me, I paid £7 per item or there abouts. So it’s a proper treat for me, and I hope a lovely treat for my hair too.

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The test is now, how will my hair be in the morning!?

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Land Physio Appointment, first session of 2018

Archive, Health, Hips, Hypermobility, Hip Arthroscopy, SURGERY, Triple Pelvic Ost, Femoral Ost, PAO

Welcome back my lovelies, this week was a week of getting back into routine following Christmas then illness, both wiped me out good and proper. And though I’ve been gradually getting back into homework physio, I knew this appointment would be a killer!!

And I wasn’t wrong!! Just when I think I’m getting strong, this session shows me exactly how off I am. But there’s some improvement, so that’s good.

My first exercise is always a warm up, no resistance 5 minutes stationary bike. (This used to hurt my seat bones after my triple pelvic osteotomy, but now it feels different??)

Then up is the 40kg leg press. I personally hate this one, as I don’t like the extreme bend in hip, it’s hates 90° and deeper angles.

Swiss Ball pelvic tilt, goddess knows why my body hates such a simple easy exercise, but joint really hates it?? No clue why?

Omg this was new!! And so goddamn hard too. Think this one is what hurt me for hours and hours afterwards. Simple looking, but hip flexor obviously isn’t strong enough yet.

I adapt this to be on my elbows and forearms, as my wrists are too weak, too subluxing to hold me up. Thank you #EhlersDanlosSyndrome but adapting it makes it good and ok to do.

Hip bridges are the easiest exercises for me so far, and I’m doing them at home daily too. Finally an exercise I don’t suck at, and can do without whining.

Another seemingly innocent looking movement, that actually kicks my backside a lot. And I can feel it working a lot so I dig deep for it.

I finish off with slide wall squats, I also do these at home, using a foam roller on my back to allow me to slide down the wall. I’m getting better at it each time. Feels good to have 2 exercises I’m reasonably good at.

After all this, I’m done. Not just a bit tired, I’m flat out useless for anything afterwards, straight home, kettle on, PJ’s and heat therapy to ease pains off. Seriously love hot water bottles and heat packs so much so, my mum and mother in law both got me some for Christmas!! What could be better than the gift of pain relief??

Hoping it doesn’t take days to recover from this session, though I’m writing 12hrs later and I can tell you now, I am so much stiffer and sorer than before!! So I’m guessing I may need a rest day or two, before starting my homework physio continues.