Last year my life, and my skin, changed for the better thanks to the miracle in a pot that is Boots no 7 Essential Moisture day cream.
Encased in a glossy white jar and with a smooth as silk texture it bears all the hallmarks of a high-end brand without the punishing price tag.
I first chanced upon this bargain beauty find when a friend bought me a no 7 gift pack and, after languishing atop my chest of drawers for a number of months, I finally delved into the beautifully decorated box to fish out a mini face cream that would tick all the right boxes when it came to those pesky airport restrictions – every girl's worst nightmare realised!
After a few days of absentmindedly slathering the mixture onto my face, I noticed that a brighter, fresher version of myself was staring back at me.
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!
I don't know about you but every year I make the same old resolutions just worded differently. For example, last year I decided I was going to take up jogging, the year before - join a gym, before that - walk the dogs twice a day. Well, you get the idea, I know I need to get more exercise but I never stick to any resolutions because they're all far too rigid to fit into the life of a full-time working mother of five. So this year, I'm keeping it simple. I have one resolution which, when adhered to, will dramatically improve my life - this year my one resolution is 'I will improve'.
Fingernails are an important part of any outfit. They are a small detail
that, when done well, blend in perfectly with any look you wish to
portray. Ignore them, though and you inadvertently draw attention to
those ragged little nails and, as we all know, it's the little things
that make all the difference! This is a great time to play with display
of your hands; colour, patterns and classic designs are very popular.
For your fingers it's anything goes!
British Summer Time (an oxymoron if ever there was one) officially ended last weekend and this work week has been the first of many in the long winter months ahead where twilight is setting in before the work day finishes. But what price are we paying for that extra hour in bed we all enjoyed on Sunday morning? Well, at least 7 per cent of us are quite literally paying with our sanity according to a report in the British Medical Journal. So, could you be suffering with SAD?
Putting back the clocks has been an annual event in the UK since 1916
when the then-Government adopted a Daylight Saving system to save coal
by having longer daylight hours. Nowadays many people opposed to the
Spring and Autumn changing of the clocks not only argue that the energy
savings are negligible but are also bad for our mental health.
which stands for Seasonal Affective Disorder, is a type of winter
depression thought to be triggered by the clocks going back. Half a
million Brits are affected by the condition every year, suffering with
problems sleeping, lethargy, loss of concentration, anxiety and over
eating (it's no coincidence that companies like WeightWatchers see a massive uptake by the beginning of Spring).
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!