I am not an expert on skin care but over the years I have found some products that work for me. I remember a few years ago trying out the Botanics range from Boots, worst mistake of my life, it left my skin dry and blotchy. I tried a few others which really let me down. Until one day this lady at Elizabeth Arden said to me "you don't have to buy all your products from one place yano, find products from far and wide and when you see what works for you stick to it". That's what I have done for the past 4 years ish. CLEANSER Let me start with the best cleanser I have used. Organic pharmacy carrot butter cleanser. It is oily but does the job. You apply it directly to the face and wipe off with a damp flannel. I tell you it takes ALL of your makeup and dirt off and leave face feeling soft and moisturised. Even in the morning when you wake up, the skin is still so soft. I must warn you it is a bit pricey at £40 but that small jar lasts for like 4-5 months.     TONER I also use organic pharmacy herbal toner (I hear what you are saying right now, Alero you don't hear word, the lady said shop around lol). To be honest I never knew what toners were for, I always thought it was for people that whitened their skin. Anyways I still don't know what it does but I use it before moisturising and it cools the skin and seems to be a good base for the moisturiser. I like it. (Now off to Wikipedia to find out what a toner is really for).     MOISTURISER I use Aveeno daily moisture for body and face (which is a no no in the skin care bible) but I don't really care. As I said I did that it works for me for several reasons. It keeps the face moisturised all day plus when I apply it before my makeup my face isn't oily but still feels moisturised.     In the past I used the Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream with SPF 50 but it was really heavy on the skin. Very thick and oily. If only there was another face moisturiser with SPF higher than 30 that doesn't leave the face oily (if you know of any let me know).     EXFOLIATOR To be honest I haven't found one that works for me. I don't mean a weak daily Exfoliator that does absolutely nothing for you, I am talking about hard core grains that will scrub off this dead cells. Please if you know of any comment below.  Some handy alternatives for periods of austerity when skin care products were not on the budget. Coconut oil cleanses very well. I love coconut oil on the hair and skin. I clean off all makeup with coconut oil and then wash and then use also as a moisturiser before going to bed. It's handy to buy coconut oil in a jar rather than a bottle because it hardens and is difficult to get out in a bottle.     These are a few of my favourite things. As I said find what works for you and don't chop and change products because it works for your friend. Find what works and stick to it.

I kid you not when I tell you that every lunch time at work I go to burberry website to check on my babies (B and C in the photo below).  If I had three wishes I would wish for three items below  or since I used pic stitch do you think this will pass for one wish? lol *evil laugh*   A. Alexander Wang pebble leather bag B. Burberry  print trench coat C. Burberry crop trench coat Off to go check on my babies again, see if Burberry is treating them right or if they want to come home to mummy. 

I was a massive tomboy growing up, always with the guys climbing guava trees, riding bmx bikes, playing football and table tennis. I loved it. All I heard from grown ups around me were "Alero go inside, if you have scars you will not see husband to marry" lol, that is another blog post for another day.  Back to being a tomboy. I remember also in secondary school I will dress up like a boy to do mimes to boys 2 men (ok laugh now and forever hold your peace). I thought those tomboy days were behind me after I became responsible and got married 😂, I am even a mother (over responsiblility is my current situation 😂😭). I find myself still dabbling with boyish clothes because I don't like tight fitting clothes (my perfect figure 8 and chopping board abs have been drawing too much attention to me *damsel in distress*). Here is an oversized outfit I put together, my husband was like at least wear heels naw *rolls eyes*, now he thinks he is Kanye West. Purlese. Lol. What do you think?   

I like this revival of 70's style. Every summer since 2006 I go through this 70's phase after Coachella then Galstonbury (only ever broken by Wimbledon when I buy a tennis racket and immediately feel posh). I love the 70's care free style, denim cut off shorts, fringed bags, off shoulder tops and a bunch of dream catcher necklaces and earrings.  This look is a 70's look but not festival style. A flowey culotte or trouser and wedged or platform sandals will always do the trick. Don't forget your 70's sunnies. I am ready to rock and roll (or was that the 80's? I can't remember because I am a 90's baby *straight face*)             To achieve a festival style these are my favourite pieces    For a more sophisticated style check these out   

We had a few dogs when we were younger, I always thought, it will be nice for Jax to have a dog. But that thought went out of the window after finding out the cost of keeping a dog. Until now peepo.... I found this on etsy and I thought, I want that trench coat, I want a dog so I can wear her a trench coat.... Kick starter emails coming to a mail box near you soon. (Ps pls don't cry from the cuteness you are about to witness)