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Choosing the best foundation for sensitive & eczema-prone skin

Make-up is an absolute minefield for someone with sensitive skin.

Whilst I've never been overly into make-up - growing up with two brothers it was the least of my worries - I enjoy getting dressed up as much as the next girl. I like false eyelashes, I like glittery eyeshadows and I'm getting into the scary world of lipsticks. The problem is, your skin is most of your face - look in the mirror, it's all over your face. Eczema-prone skin means dry, scaly skin. What I would give to be able to simply cover it with foundation; paint over it and forget it exists until the end of the night. However, it's not quite that simple.
Whilst doing its best to cover your blemishes, foundation has a way of highlighting them at the same time. None more so than flaky cracks in your face. So although this is a post about finding a suitable foundation for eczema skin, the best advice I could give would be to LET YOUR FACE BE NAKED. 
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10 reasons Lorelai Gilmore is my spirit animal

In this "more time on my hands" period of my life, I have turned to an old flame to help me through... Gilmore Girls.

Thanks to Netflix, all seven seasons are available to watch and I am gearing myself for the revival (Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life) which will be out this November. 

Watching Gilmore Girls is like having a warm hug followed by a mug full of hot chocolate and marshmallows. It's pure joy. What I wouldn't give to live in Stars Hollow and visit Luke's every morning for coffee. 

Whilst Rory is my style icon...

...Lorelai is most certainly my spirit animal.
Here are a mere 10 reasons why:

1. She knows how to live my kind of healthy lifestyle.

2. She knows how to start the day right.

3. And what happens if you don't start the day right.

4. She gives great dating advice.

5. She's got her priorities sorted.

6. Like I said...priorities.

7. She shows me what it is to be a good mother.

Back to blogging

Turns out I’m a highly intermittent blogger. How some people turn this into a profession I’ll never know - my life is simply not all that interesting.
However, I do now find myself with a bit of extra time on my hands and nagging need to be writing. So I’m back to it for now.

Life is a little different compared to the last post. I am now living in London and pursuing a career in the vague world of media. I am also now an auntie, a fact which still makes me beam, almost 10 months after the fact. As I write this, little Charlie (plus his mum and dad) will be visiting the UK in a couple of weeks and I am incredibly excited.
Now to the skin; things have changed quite a lot and at the same time not much at all. What I knew last November is that I was allergic to nuts and that I had to avoid a particular chemical in my toiletries in order to stop a painful reaction. What I have learnt since is that I am not (wholly) allergic to nuts but that the chemical is still to be avoided. 
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The Human Dot-to-Dot

Big slapped wrist for not updating for far too long. Apologies to all my regular readers (har har har – I have no regular readers).

Look here's a puppy to make up for it.

The Adventures of the Little Blue Backpack: Part Four, Cambodia

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The Adventures of the Little Blue Backpack: Part Three, Vietnam

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