We all know the usual postcard checklist: food, weather and activities. In fact, whether you're a giver or a receiver, you probably know it a little too well, and often get sick and tired of the same boring bragging facts each year.

Postcard Humour with David Lowe

Wow, it's been around three weeks since my last post - oops! I really have no excuse apart from I was on holiday for a bit (expect outfit photos v soon) but I'll try my very best not to let it happen again.
Anyway, during this time I have been able to paint my nails in a few funky designs that I am rather pleased with. Just to show off even more, I decided to practice my GIMP (a free version of Photoshop) skills. Hope you enjoy the pictures!

Nails and Mini Life Update

Now I know makeup isn’t a necessity in life and some people look perfectly lovely bare-faced – so please don’t think I believe everyone looks or should feel ugly without it – I definitely don’t. This tutorial (can I call it that?) is for those days when you can’t really be bothered caking on creams and powders, or perhaps when you have to wear suncream and will have to reapply throughout the day but still want to look somewhat like the person you present when wearing makeup. Capiche? Good.

Maybe I should have titled this post "How I Try to Look Good Without Makeup" but I think it's good to have some self-confidence. And if you think I look not so good, well that's your opinion and you are perfectly entitled to it.

What you will need:

  • Exfoliant
  • Cleanser
  • Toner
  • Moisturiser
  • Mouthwash (optional)
  • Toothpaste
  • Lip scrub
  • Lip balm (definitely not optional are you insane?!)
  • Tweezers
  • Spooly or old mascara wand
  • Scissors (optional)
  • Glass (or more) of water
    (I guess most of these are optional depending on personal preferences but this is what I recommend for most people) 

Step 1: Water
Drink a glass of water. Go on, I dare you. As soon as you wake up, take a drink, even If you dilute a glass of fresh apple (how I do it). Water will rehydrate your skin after sleeping, helping to reduce puffiness around eyes and also dark circles. It should also help to make your skin less saggy over the long-term, so stick at it! You’ll be glowing in no time.

Step 2: Exfoliate, Cleanse and Tone
Exfoliating makes your skin super soft and smooth, which is why it is great for days when you’re not using foundation and powder to fake that idealised complexion. My weapon of choice is baking soda, also known as bicarbonate of soda. Just mix with a little water to create an easy to apply paste.

How to Look Good Without Makeup

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