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!).
Weather conditions can have a huge impact on our bodies, from our skin to the inner workings of our immune systems which is why it's important to make some changes to your health and beauty regime as Britain edges ever closer to the coldest months of the year.
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.
I've been putting off writing this particular article since last Spring but alas the time has come. Much as I try, I can no longer deny that the fashion of my wasted youth has made its return. The dam broke this morning when I saw the term "90's Grunge" in bold text over at the Telegraph fashion section. Well that does it, the fun, bright 80s nostalgia is on it's way out, forced out by boredom and flannel. My God, it really is the 90s all over again only without the music. Say what you will about the fashion, the music rocked! This is not a music blog-umn though, it's a fashion one. I guess this means I must now attempt to guide you through this 'everything old is new again' trend. Strap up those combat boots, 'cause here we go!
As a Registered Nurse I try to keep my medicine cupboard fully stocked to cope with any First Aid emergency but, as a mother, I am also drawn to natural remedies, especially during the summer months when families face an increase in common yet irritating ailments. While not meant in any way to replace medical advice, the following remedies are great to know if you haven't got access to more modern solutions and, even though many are not scientifically proven, they have been around for years - science or not, they always seem to work.
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!