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Queen of the bath!

18 Jan
Hello hello!

I’ve done it! I have mastered the bath. With almost 3 years of only having showers, our new house has given me the possibility to bathe in a bath of luxury.

It has been a bit of trial and error and I have now discovered, and mastered, my perfect bath.

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Ingredients
– Face Mask. My weapon of choice is Lush’s Cupcake. Yummy!
– Bath Melt or Bomb. I prefer the melt – it leaves me all smooth and luscious and oily in a good way.
– Lip scrub. I either use my Mecca scrub or my Lush popcorn scrub. The second option is tasty.
– Heavy duty lip balm. I use Dr. Lipp’s Nipple Balm
– Face Wash. Currently I am using St. Ives Blemish Control Green Tea Scrub. Loving this!
– Moisturiser. Of course.
– Candles. Many many candles.
– A good relaxing playlist. My choice at the moment is the Parenthood Season 2 soundtrack.

Step 1. Get your stuff together and ready, start running that hot bath
Light your candles – I like to turn the bathroom lights out and sit in the ambience of the flame.
I also like to have everything in its place. Once I am in the bath, there should be no reason for me to bend, move or lift myself out of the water. My tipto having a damn comfortable bath is investing in a bath pillow. Not one of those blow up ones, a squishy one. I picked mine up from Spotlight for $9.
Turn on taps. Let that baby fill!

Step 2. Put on your face mask and start your music
If you have just washed your hair I suggest putting it up and pinning it so your hair is not on your face. Apply liberally and let your face tighten, cleanse, relax.

Step 3. Melt the bath melt, melt yourself.
It is time to indulge my friends. Put your bath melt in and sit. This is the best part – really let yourself relax.

Step 4. Cleanse
Once you have woken from your bathy slumber, it is time to wash off your face mask. Use a flannel, use your hands, just wash it off however feels best for you.
Follow up with your normal cleanser and wash.

Step 5. Dry off and scrub
The reason I decide to do my lip scrub after the bath is because once you have put your lip balm on, you do not want to put your face under hot soapy water. Trust me. From experience, it is not good.

Step 6. Moisturise
Moisturise your face, your body, your whatever you wants.
Make sure you moisturise your face, neck AND shoulders. We want to keep our skin looking and feeling young!

That is it. It shouldn’t be much work, it should be simple and relaxing. Once you are out, you should feel like sleeping. As I do now.
I have had my masterful bath and I’m ready for a good nights sleep. I just have to get James off of the computer.

Enjoy!

Love Matilde xx

I finally mastered eyeliner

23 Sep
Hello hello!

Okay, so maybe I didn’t fully master all that is eyeliner but I managed to put one thin line of liquid eyeliner on top of my lid.

It doesn’t sound like much, but trust me when I say it’s been a long time coming for me. I’m not naturally that coordinated and my eyes constantly jerk around like the little annoying jerks they are.

I tried with my eye closed, pulled out on the edges, I even tried the ‘no fear’ approach of just one solid line but I just couldn’t make the damn thing work.

So after watching enough of the ladies on YouTube put on their eyeliner I noticed that their eye was still slightly open. “That’s rediculous” I said to myself “you can’t possibly put eyeliner on the top of your lid with your eye open!” So why does EVERYONE do it?

So I experimented.. And look at that thin lined sucker.


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I feel like I need a first place ribbon. Or at least multiple good try ribbons for my efforts previously.


Next on the I will master list will have to be my eye brows. They are quite unruly and thick and I don’t particularly like them all that much, but maybe if I could master eye brown pencil, I might like them that little bit more.

Just one more look at my eyes!

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And yes, I have squinty photo eye disease. I don’t know why.

Love Matilde xx

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