Woops! my apologies, life kinda got distracting for the moment. Anywho, here’s an update on how the Aldi skin care range is going:
to be honest, my skin actually LOOKS and FEELS — Better!! the skin tone seems to have evened out, its not so well - gross, and its softer..
I cant say that the black heads have disappeared, because they havent. But they’ve improved some what..
What I did:
facial wash every morning, with day cream & eye cream.
facial wash every evening (or substitute with the scrub facial wash combination in the shower), tone, and moisturize with night cream and apply eye cream.
must say, for the price that you pay, I think I’m getting more than my moneys worth?
To be honest, visually I really can’t tell?? Aside from feeling softer of course. My skin definitely feels softer and more hydrated. Will keep going though as I’m sure nothing good happens over night!!
1. Cleanse, tone & moisturizer daily & at night cleanse & apply night cream & eye cream.
2. Drink 2ltrs of water throughout the day
3. Cut back on highly processed & fatty/sugary & sodium loaded foods
4. Exercise minimum 30min per day (not including house work and playing with the baby!)
Day 1 description:
BAD. SO SO BAD: Pores large, dry bumpy patches, dis colored and black heads around chin and forehead, and especially bad on nose. lines around the eyes
So after having my son, moving house and other changes in my life my skin has turned to crap!
I’ve tried all sorts. Previously used Clarins, Proactiv, & Olay, but being a single parent on paid parental leave for the moment my income is around HALF of what it was. So naturally I new to find a more cost effective way to take care of my skin.
Low & behold two girlfriends in one single day said “try Aldi skin care! I love it!” and I’m talkin girlfriends with ultra smooth clear skin, the kind if expect you’d pay a lot of money for! So. Day 1 trying Lacura skin care range! I’ll let you know how it goes :-)
Good work. Moved house yesterday, exhausted to the bone. But thought grocery shopping being a necessary evil was in order! So. Off I go. Now, back in time for baby’s nap and the key I have does not open the door I need to walk thru. FML.
Phoned a locksmith, he’s an hour away, and when he gets here I will pay him $200 to let me in to my own house.
Positive: there are nappies (diapers) in the grocery shopping, I found a wrap in the backseat to swaddle tired baby in, and the garage has a toilet.
“Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life”—Stephen King (via inspiredbylit)
It will all be ok in the end.. If its not ok, it's not the end
In meditating tonight I finally Found peace. These last 24 hours have been wracked with stress and fear over Campbell Newman’s proposal to state ambulance officers on their wage conditions.
He says he will give us 2.2% pay rise per annum, if: we forgo any overtime for meals missed, forgo any penalties (additional funds for working 24hours a day), and forgo much of our employment rights. 2.2%. It’s less than the rate of inflation. With this I loose $12,000 a year on a part time salary, and am paid $25.80an hour to work around the clock. Nothing else. I freaked. I’m a single mother.
So tonight I decided to meditate. I thought about what it is I strive for: mental and emotional balance. Peace. Clarity. I prayed for comfort. Then while reading the Isaiah chapters in the book of mormon it came to me: if god can lead the children of Israel thru the desert and make water spout out from a rock, if he can do this and so much more, then why wouldn’t he help me find peace on my current predicament.
Well. The thought crossed my mind: I can live within my means. That much is possible. With twelve months my car will be paid off, within 18months I will have another debt cleared. It’s not immediate, but I can handle living from pay to pay if I have to in order to make it to being debt free. I can meditate (free), I can exercise (free walks around the community and beach), and I can save whatever pennies I have left over.. I can be patient. I can find peace by living righteously and putting God first.
And if I remember that this life is only temporary and that the real test is living right by God and by my son, that bigger picture will help me thru.