Spring forward? Yeah right! Daylight Savings Time (DST) falls on 30th March this year, and I'm already preparing myself for a miserably short day of sleep deprivation (it could be worse of course; poor mums wait all year for Mother's Day and when it finally arrives they end up losing an hour of sleep when the clocks go forward!).
The sun has finally made its way out from behind the clouds and for those of us who have spent the best part of winter hiding our make-up free faces from the world at large under snoods, beanies and strategically placed scarves, this can be more than a little daunting.
Here are just a few tips that will make facing your spring beauty fears that much easier.
Apparently today is the most depressing day of the whole year. While the date isn't the same every year, the day is. Statistically, the third Monday in January is the saddest day of the year, the day when everyone feels full of despair, totally fed up, down in the dumps, and generally pi...well, you get the idea!
I understand the logic behind the theory - the festive season is over,
the credit cards are maxed out, everyone's back to work and, if the Met
Office is right, the weather's about to get much worse! On top of
that, most people are feeling despondent because they've already broken
their resolutions, it's the middle of flu season and, oh yeah, it's Monday!
Our usual Wednesday morning blog from The Man About Town hasn't materialised this week because the blogger is somewhat exhausted having battled Man Flu for the last couple of weeks. Now, my sympathies go out to the male half of the human species because until recently, you've had to suffer not only man flu but other incurable male-only diseases (such as the inability to put things back where you got them from). And my sympathies also to all the women out there who have to live with said afflicted person.
Sorry boys… this is a blog for the ladies. Unless you're a man who wears make-up or has a particularly extravagant beauty regime and, if that's the case, then welcome to my blog.
I spend a large proportion of my time lecturing the male species (well, men that I know) about how much it costs to be a female.
From make-up to moisturiser and beyond, it's expensive. Of course, I know you can cut corners and you don't have to spend money on products and treatments but let's face it, it looks good and it makes you feel nice. And girls like that. Plus, if I turn up to work or (God forbid) a night out, without my slap on, then people constantly ask me if I'm ok. 'Yes, I'm fine. I'm just not wearing any make-up,' I sigh.
There's probably a lesson in there but I'm going to ignore it and instead tell you about my favourite ways to cut the cost of beauty products and treatments.
We at Savoo are the same as
everyone else when it comes to New Year's resolutions, a quick poll
of the office found we're guilty of the usual January 1st life
changing promises including a manic and short lived compulsion to
a) lose weight, b) get in shape, c) stay in shape, d) get healthy
and treat our bodies like the temple we know it has the potential
to be, and not the receptacle for booze and awesome tasting
awfulness we subject it to, particularly in the Christmas party
With this in mind, we're starting a PRE-New Year's resolution to
rock the good healthy lifestyle we know we're capable of, and save
money at the same time, so here's a look at some of the Health and Beauty vouchers we're going to use to fulfill our new
health conscious destiny!