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Beauty on a Budget: 4

My next quest is to find a cheaper replacement for my Evolve Cleansing Balm, which somehow melts away make-up, yet doesn’t leave a horrid film on my face. I saw a post online recommending Waitrose’s Baby Bottom Butter, and I had some already, from trying loads of creams on Ava’s eczema. It’s basically just olive oil, and I was a bit nervous about that, having suffered with spots since my early teens. But new oily products are sometimes now recommended for oily skin,  ...

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Ava, Beauty Boosts

Our Battle With Eczema: Tips To Try

Ava had terrible eczema when she was little, and spent much of her first six months covered in cream, with her hands in little mittens. We couldn’t avoid getting it in her hair, so she always looked like she was using wet-look gel. You can just about see the eczema on her face, but it looked worse in real life. By this time we’d just about got it under control, provided we never skipped the goop. It took an awful lot of trial and error and many tears (on my part that I  ...

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Beauty on a Budget: 2

I used the last of my bareMinerals exfoliator yesterday, but luckily this also arrived, ready for my home-made scrub experiment. I know it’s childish, but it pleases me that it has my initials on it. This 200g tub was £1.49 from Boots, and I read the label to find out what it’s actually supposed to be used for (again, childish): So I got an egg cup to put some salt in, before my shower, and then spilled about a tenth of the tub on the bathroom floor when I opened the tub.  ...

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