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Posted by on Oct 27, 2015 in Bath & Body | 0 comments

No more stretch marks with Mama Mio!

No more stretch marks with Mama Mio!

Being pregnant and having a new baby are stressful enough times without having to worry about stretch marks. I’ve recently given birth to a baby girl and despite religiously applying creams and butters to my tummy every night I have been left with a few small red stretch marks around my belly button. Thankfully there’s not many of them and they’re not too obvious, but it would be nice to get rid of them so that I can wear a bikini again. So what are stretch marks?  Stretch marks are streaks or lines that appear on the skin and they’re caused by rapid expansion of the skin when the middle layer of skin (dermis) breaks in places, allowing the deeper layers to show through. They start off as pink or purple lines and eventually fade to a silvery white colour, and they’re most common on the tummy, buttocks, breasts and thighs. Stretch marks are particularly common during pregnancy (about 8 out of 10 expectant mothers get some) usually appearing...

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Posted by on Jun 21, 2014 in Makeup | 3 comments

Lola – Kabuki Brush

Lola – Kabuki Brush

I have to admit that I wouldn’t normally think of visiting Marks and Spencer to look for beauty products, but the new Lola Make Up by Perse range is available from good old M&S and there’s some great products. This Kabuki Brush is part of Lola’s make-up brush range, made from soft natural hair it has a domed head to help ensure even distribution of powder. The Lola Kabuki Brush can be used to apply products to both the body or the face. I find it great for dusting e.l.f. Mineral Booster powder over my tinted moisturiser, the brush picks up a really find layer of powder so you can evenly blend without getting areas with concentrated amounts of powder. I find the best way of ensuring an even dusting is to pick up some of the powder using the Kabuki Brush, then swish it around the lid of the powder tub to ensure the powder is evenly distributed throughout the brush before sweeping over the face. The Lola...

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