Since my return from Africa, putting a considerable amount fo thought into what I'm wearing seems some what alien. For the past three months I have simply relied on a basic tee or dress, concealed by my Chitenje (an African cloth wrapped around your lower half). While in Malawi, I had a small addiction to all things Chitenje and the amazing woman that was Joyce, my tailor, has finished some beautiful pieces. I can't wait to share them with you!
For now, a lazy look that pretty much sums up my time in Malawi...a basic tee style dress.
Another unhealthy obsession of mine....black. I'm definitely going to have to work around this. The amazing warm weather that is London's summer simply won't allow head-to-toe black ensembles.
With years of constant
abuse from nail varnish remover, buffers and cuticle sticks, my cuticles were in awful shape. Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream soon sorted this out and was a definite hand saviour out in Malawi...thanks sis :)
Sold in a small
vintage style tin, it is cute and attractive,
however like any other tin pots remember not to cream your hands before opening (Slippery disaster waiting to happen!).
Despite being referred to as “cream”, with more of a thick waxy consistency, it’s closer to a balm with a lovely refreshing
With vitamin E and Rosemary leaf oil to condition the skin
and assist repair, and beeswax to seal in moisture, this protects your nails from
drying out, making it the perfect natural treatment to nourish and moisturise.
Being a concentrated
formula, you don’t need much. Simply swipe your finger across the balm and
massage a little into each cuticle.
I saw a noticeable difference in the
condition of my cuticles and surrounding nail bed from the very first use and
have continued to apply once a week to keep them nice and healthy.
I didn't expect much from this humble tin of lemon buttery-ness, but I am left