The tale of the lost Mac Face Wipes

Hi Bloggers!

They say in love you have good days and you have bad days but couples grow stronger because they survive through the bad and are grateful for the good. This is a tale of a bad day…

For Christmas this year my lovely mother-in-law treated me to some lovely Mac Face Wipes. You know the really expensive ones that you use sparingly. The nice ones that you would only use half the wipe for everyday make up and then consider folding it up and putting it back in the packet for the next day… yeah those ones.

Anyway I digress, I received them for Christmas and have been using them every now and again, usually when I’ve been out and my make up application is a lot heavier than usual. I love them because you can rub and rub but it doesn’t feel like hey are ripping your skin away or like your eyeballs have turned inside out.

Now since Christmas I haven’t been going out too much… in fact my Instagram and Facebook may suggest that I haven’t seen the inside of a London Night Club in a very long time (must do that soon…). So, you can understand my surprise when I notice half the packet missing. Now I know they are a little luxury but I also know the packet says “45 sheets”… and I definitely haven’t been out that many times since Christmas.

My first thoughts were I’d been sleep partying (obviously) – dreaming so hard of Rokaoke (if you know you know) that I sleep walk to Roadhouse every Wednesday evening for a dance and a Gin & Tonic then come home take of my glad rags and hop back into bed none the wiser. Now as much as I’d love to think my body and my subconscious could handle that level of partying we all know it not a reasonable explanation.

However…Mr Willett’s has an ever so slightly small obsession for trainers and is also a little OCD… and to my absolute shock and disgust I caught him using my lovely MAC face wipes to CLEAN HIS TRAINERS AFTER HE WEARS THEM. Thats right ladies an gentlemen I’ve married a man who buys £100’s of trainers wears them out in the rain and mud then comes home and uses my make up wipes to clean them down. Apparently he NEEDS to keep them “fresh”.

Needless to say I lost my cool at him for a good 20 minutes had a back and forth battle to make him understand that its NOT normal to clean your trainers after you wear them and that they will get dirty should you wear the outside where there is dirt but also that he’s using a 36p face wipe!!!! I’d call the argument a win for me… I’m sure he’d disagree.

In the end we compromised. We slept on it and the following day I popped into Boots and picked him up his very own packet of 99p 250 sheets Boots own baby wipes. I accepted the fact that he’s a little odd and cares more about his trainers than my face and in turn he stood and took a lesson on the difference between a MAC cosmetic wipe and your everyday cosmetic wipes. That ladies and gentleman is what marriage is all about… compromise and understanding.

He still owes me a packet of face wipes… and I still don’t understand why he cleans his trainers after every use, hey ho!

Have a great week!

Mrs Willetts x

 

Find a good face mask

Howdy!

Todays blog is here to give you a run down on my top face masks one choice! I have BIG love for a good face mask and use them probably more often than is recommended. I don’t care, I love the feeling afterwards and my skin is always super dry so I think it really helps to keep it silky soft. I think we forget how much our faces go through on a day to day basis so it’s really important we do everything we can to keep our skin flawless. We all secretly love taking a good selfie where we know we won’t need a filter to even out our skin tone and face masks are the key.

I have picked my top 4 face masks that I use and then 2 little extras… one I have been recommended and one that recently came in my Birchbox.

Face Masks all

 

From left to right:

 

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1.Keeome Hydration Theropy Mask. Now this mask was part of February’s lovely Birchbox treats. I am yet to try it but wherever I  look it has nothing but amazing reviews. RRP £29.00 for a pack of 6. I searched around a little and other than Ebay there aren’t many places where you can buy them individually… so I really I hope I love it because then I can just repurchase in bulk! The packet says that its packed with Vitamin E and thats exactly what my face needs. I’ve been told Vitamin E is key to zapping dry skin so I use it… ALOT. This mask is a bit of a time consumer… It says to leave the mask on for 25 minutes!!! This is the type of product you tie in with your teeth whitening routine and just sit it out flicking through the latest edition of Vogue.  I’m so excited to try this one I may even pop it on tonight!

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2.Mask of Magnaminty by Lush. RRP £11.50. I think out of them all this one if my favourite for really getting in there and getting the job done. Without it being harsh on your skin you can feel from the second you put it on your face that its getting to work. I think that might be the hint of mint in the formula that makes your skin feel alive again. Now don’t be afraid if this mask doesn’t seem to set, I don’t think its supposed to. Every time I use it stays wet the whole time its on my face which I like. It’s heavy with honey which I love. I can recommend this one enough!

Vitamin E Face Mask

3. The Body Shop Vitamin E Sleeping Mask. RRP £11.00. Now this technically qualifies as a mask… because it says so on the tin. However, its slightly different from a mask because you don’t need to rub or take it off after! This can be a down fall though… because instead of using it like a mask and applying it a couple of times a week to refresh my skin, I find myself putting it on every night before I go to bed. Once again it’s full of Vitamin E so it does wonders for my dry skin!

“£11 a pop and you’re using it every night…” – Mr Willetts

Honey Face mask

4. Brazened Honey by Lush RRP £7.25. The next time you are in lush buying all of their lovely products please take a second to stuff your nose into this bad boy. The initial overwhelming smell of honey will knock your socks of but everything that sits under that first smell is just as addictive. This product makes me feel almost dewy once I’ve used it but unlike my other Lush face mask… it dries and it crumbles so make sure you are sat down on your own with a book for this one… or you run the risk of leaving a trail of beautiful honey smelling dusk in your wake. I this one as a little Sunday night treat to get me ready for the week ahead.

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5.Sephora Pearl Face Mask. RRP £5. Now these are like gold dust. Firstly they don’t sell them in the UK (if you’ve found a place let me know and I will love you forever). So I have this magic little angel who fly’s around the world and picks these up from the States. I use them sparingly as a treat. The first time I tried this face mask was shortly after I got married and I was genuinely impressed with the results. It made my skin feel just like new. I then purchased some more while I was on my honeymoon in Dubai. We had a little night in and I decided to put one on. It was post Yacht day and it cooled down my sunburnt face and returned it back to normal… no peeling over here! It’s been my favourite treat ever since… go out find them and bring them back to me in the truck load!

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6.Loreal, Pure Clay detox mask, RRP £7.99. This was a sponatnious purchase this afternoon when I was in boots stocking up my already full make up draws. I’ve read so many amazing reviews on this product that I actually felt like I was missing out. I’ll let you know how I get on but anything that has the word CLAY involved in a mask is usually a hit. If I end up with a new face I’ll be sure to let you guys know!

In case you haven’t caught on yet I love a good face mask but so does Mr Willetts…

Mr Willetts mask

He does prefer a Boots simple rub on and peel off one but every now and again he really gets involved.

“If you didn’t spend £11 here, £20 there on all this crap we could afford to go to Dubai more” – Mr Willetts

So get out there men and women alike and find your favourite face mask… I assure you it’ll be super fun!

Mrs Willetts x

 

International Womens Day

 

Hi Bloggers!

Just a short one today to say Happy “International Women’s Day”. This day may mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. To me its about celebrating those fantastic women in your lives who really inspire us. It’s about uniting and remembering that its important to support each other (after all we are pretty fabulous).

Remember on this day that a women’s protest sparked a revolution in Russia that ultimately gave women the right to vote. So we should never underestimate our power to influence and make a change. Never be afraid to speak your mind or do something for a greater good. It’s act like this that have changed the way women are perceived and treated across the globe… but we still have work to do believe me!

This years IWD campaign is headlined #beboldforchange. It’s all about making a stand for change and not sitting back and waiting for it to happen! This could mean speaking out against domestic violence or women’s equality in the workplace. If you do anything today I urge you to speak out about change, use your social media to voice your opinion…this could make all the difference.

Have a great day ladies!

Mrs Willetts x

 

 

Giving up for Lent…

Hi everyone!

I hope you are all full up from a pile of pancakes yesterday. Whilst you were vegged out on the sofa trying to understand why your heart was telling you that 1 more Nutella filled pancake would fit in your tummy I hope you took some time to think about what you were giving up for Lent!

Lent is a fabulous time of year to test your indurance and mental ability to give up something you THINK you can’t live without. This could be anything from chocolate to smoking… but try it! I dare you…

According to Openbible.info this years top 10 things to give up for Lent include the obvious; chocolate, fizzy drinks and sweets and the less obvious; social media (impossible… I’m an addict) and school?!? – don’t listen kids stay in school!

This got me to thinking, what will I be giving up for Lent? So I had a chat with Mr Willetts. Now he didn’t actually know what Lent was and has spent his entire life thinking that Shrove Tuesday was a fancy name for a day dedicated to pancakes. So needless to say he won’t be giving up anything for Lent as the concept is an entirely new one to him (maybe next year).

Now our housecouple on the other hand (that’s a word I made up because we live with another couple) obviously listened in school and had already decided what they were giving up! One is giving up biscuits and the other crisps. Both being the dietary equivalent of an Achilles heel in their eyes. They both work office based roles and there isn’t a day that goes by when there’s not an offering of a Viennese melt or a custard cream. So challenge accepted they will be giving these up for 40 days and 40 whole nights! Good luck is all I can say!

That only leaves me. Now I’ve recently started this weird health kick where my diet seems to just consist of meat, spinach and fruit pots from Marks and Spencer. I’ve only had 1 alcoholic beverage in 2 weeks so it seems pointless to “challenge” myself with that one. So it’s settled… there’s only one other indulgence I really have in my day to day life… Baths. I love baths. Check out my instagram or my snapchat and you’ll find a collection of bath pictures.

So that’s what I’m giving up. It makes sense. We just had a letter through the door explaining how our new water meter will work and one of the highest water usages is a bath… what better time to try and give them up.

Now I know you might be thinking “what is this crazy woman going on about?” But trust me my love for a good bath is unreal. Here’s my Prefect bath set up:

-Mr Willetts runs it for me after a brief low down on what bubbles or salts I require for said bath. In the past year or so I’ve been limited to 1 “Mr Willetts bath” a week… apparently my request for a bath every day got out of control so now I get 1… as a “treat”

-some gentle soul music

-a nice heavy exfoliating face mask

-on occasion a glass of wine wouldn’t go a miss but I usually take some water and I like them boiling hot!

-a catch up episode of some TV series. As a preference I prefer The Undateable’s or First dates

-and finally peace and quiet. In our house this needs to be after the boys have had a good day of sport or long working day. They have a tendency to bowl and shout around the house like they are 12 again and just discovered they have a brother? – I know for 2 grown men it’s pretty odd.

Now I literally soak in the bath until the water is cold or my fingers wrinkle so giving up this down time luxury is going to be pretty difficult to give this up. Don’t be concerned it doesn’t mean I’m giving up cleaning myself all together, that would be weird. I’ll just have to get used to using our shower (boring).

If I have any relapses I’ll be sure to let you guys know! And if I actually achieve the full 40 days and 40 nights… I’m dedicating an entire blog to my favourite bath items to celebrate!

Let me know what you guys are giving up! I’d love to hear about it!

I’ve put away the lush products and caught up on all my TV series…. I’ll see you in 40 days!!!

Mrs Willetts x