Sunday, 26 April 2015

treats


I've been treating myself. I couldn't treat myself to the doughnuts I've been craving since I'm still not eating/drinking processed sugar but fabric and gorgeous soaps work as treats for me  :)

First up this bundle from Patchfinders:


From left to right: Freshly Cut Hyacinths, Meadow by Leah Duncan; Piggy Pirouette #3172 by Benartex; Gentle Breeze Red, Meadow by Leah Duncan; Butterflies and Cat Dream, Catnap by Lizzy House.

I'm planning on doing something with just these prints and I'm hoping they will play nicely together.

Recently I've been neglecting my skincare routine and my skin has felt really dry and sensitive as a result. Now I'm 35 I figure I really need to get back to better habits and taking care of myself. I'm not one of those people that freak out about wrinkles but I know my skin is changing and doesn't repair itself as quickly. I have a lot of hormonal breakouts but mostly very dry skin. I came across the Wild-Olive website and thought some of the soaps would be a nice way to cleanse my skin.


I got a couple of smaller ones to try, I have dry skin on my body too so couldn't resist the Oatmeal and Vanilla. The Coconut Clay one smells utterly incredible. The French Clay Soap is full of minerals and it lathers really nicely, the oils used in this one are Lime and Himalayan cedarwood and it smells so gorgeous! They included a free Bath Tea Bag with my order, I always love getting samples of other products from companies especially when I haven't used their products before. 

Once I've used them for a while I will give an update on how I like them but I imagine I will order more! The company is family run, producing natural and environmentally friendly hand made soaps in Derbyshire. I think they would be lovely gifts and it's nice to support a company that is actually not too far from me!


Molli Sparkles



6 comments:

  1. Love your fabric choices, especially Meadow by Leah Duncan.

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  2. I think fabric is much more satisfying than doughnuts (especially as I can no longer eat them!). The Meadow is delicious, I not got any of it but still have Tule 'scraps' that are quite lovely - enjoy!

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  3. I agree- fabric is a great treat, and far better for the waist line and complexion!

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  4. Super lovely fabrics. I think doughnut money spent on yummy fabrics is a pretty good compensation too!

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  5. The fabrics are lovely and that soap looks very nice. I much prefer to buy from small independent companies :)

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  6. How's it going with the sugar thing? When you start looking at food labels it's astounding how much sugar there is!!

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