Friday, 2 November 2012

November Wish List

01. Origins Drink Up Intensive Mask
02. Pandora National Icons Brandenburg Gate Charm 
03. Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream 
04. Superdrug Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser 
05. Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Treatment Mask 

There's still a fair few items on my past wishlists that I'm lusting over, but this month my skin is in hell. My skin doesn't normally react too badly to the change of temperature, but this year my god it's shocking. Maybe that's a slight exaggeration, but it's not good. 

For the last month and a half I'd say, I've had a really dry flaky patch of skin in between my ring finger and middle finger on my right hand. I took to wearing so much hand cream that I could barely hold a glass, after seeing no change, I moved on to E45 cream, which while nice hasn't made that much of a difference. On a recent trip to the doctors, I told my GP who recommended some hydro-cortisone cream which I promptly went to the pharmacy and bought. If I'm honest I haven't seen an improvement. 

Since the start of the dry patch on my hand, I've developed dry flaky skin under my eyes (which means no concealer, boo hiss) which I thought would pass, but now I have an angry red dry patch under my eye which looks like the aftermath of a black eye. 

All in all, I think my skin is just in a bit of a sorry state right now, and is in much need of some TLC and moisture. 

I've heard lots about Liz Earle's Cleanse and Polish hot cloth cleanser, and after reading on Emma's blog ( that Superdrug has one for £5.99, I think it's high time I give this type of cleanser a go!

And then there's the Pandora charm. I let out a little excited noise when I saw Pandora was launching this charm. It was a little short lived though when I've found it's near enough impossible to get hold of it in the UK. All their "National Icon" charms are available, bar this one. It's available in the US though - because that's logical isn't it, being sold on a whole different continent. So I'm currently on a mission to somehow get my hands on this. I've even had a colleague go to their local store to see if it can be ordered in. I must have this charm!!

Kate x


  1. i love the origins mask it makes your skin feel so great! i have to try that burts bees cuticle balm also cos i love their lipbalms, and that pandora charm is adorable! love your posts... and i love the name of your blog, its so quirky and creative!

    1. I'm actually desperate to try the Origins mask now! My skin needs it so badly!

      And thank you so much :)


  2. i have that antipodes mask and absolutely love it!

    from helen at // @thelovecatsinc

    ps. enter my new giveaway to win some xmas goodies from lush! click here!

    1. Oh really? How long have you been using it for? x


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