I’m sorry for my general absence from the blogworld the past couple of days, I’ve really been feeling ill, in fact, ill doesn’t really begin to cover it. I dragged myself out of bed at 9am yesterday, despite of having gone to bed not feeling great the night before, because it’s one of my favourite lectures of the week but felt exhausted the moment I woke up. Honestly, on mornings like (I estimate about three days a week now) it feels like I was never asleep at all. My head pounds, my eyes droop and my whole body feels like lead. I may as well have spent the whole night ill, crying and drunk for how I feel when I wake up! Not fun.
So anyway, got back from my lecture at about 10.30am and promptly got back into bed and spent the whole day there. I just didn’t have the energy to move, I lived mostly off cereal and a couple of large flapjacks (which left me feeling guilty but lets not even go there today) and then obviously found it difficult to sleep later because I hadn’t done much… Then this morning I woke up still feeling as though the energy had been drained from me so I gave my first lecture a miss knowing that I’d still have another three hours of seminars and lectures to go and I’d never make it through all four.
I HATE missing stuff, seriously I think the only two days of school I missed the year before were when I had a horrific fever. I was the sort of person who went into school if I had a cold and a splitting headache and I never ever skipped any lessons. It’s not even that I feel particularly guilty if I miss, I just don’t like missing out on the lesson – getting the information later is nowhere near as good as being taught it plus when you miss a day you have so much to catch up!
Anyway, as today still hasn’t been great and I’ve not really felt like taking photos I thought I’d share with you something that I have fallen in love with lately.
No7 Beautiful Skin Day Cream for Dry/Very dry skin – £12.50
Lately my skin has been awful compared with usual, particularly in terms of dryness. Now usually I have pretty good skin, I have no acne, never have bad breakouts and only ever get the occasionally spot. However it has always had a tendency to be a little dry in the winter months and lately I’ve been getting all of these little dry patches mainly across my cheeks and between my eyebrows. It’s been really irritating me because no matter how much I’ve been moisturising within an hour they reappear as stubborn as ever! So I’ve been looking for a new moisturiser, something a little more ‘heavy duty’ so to speak, and I had a £5 off No7 voucher and I thought I’d try their new range and this seemed perfect.
Now I’d never normally go for something as expensive but with the voucher it was pretty reasonable and I’ve never tried using a day cream instead of just a moisturiser so I thought it was worth a shot.
Guys, I have seen the light. This is brilliant. Really it is, I rub it all in with a little extra on the dry patches and voila! My skin is silky smooth and the dry patches are gone for several hours. I’m really impressed with this, in a way I haven’t been with any new beauty products in a while. I’d love to try some of the other products in this range, especially the cleansing balm which I’m intrigued by, anyone ever used a balm?
They do two other versions of this: Normal/Dry skin and Normal/Oily skin so there should be something for everyone!
– Such a smooth, soft cream to use.
– Rubs into the skin well and doesn’t leave any whiteness.
– Smells lovely.
– Nice packaging.
– The price.
– I feel for a cream of this quality it’s a shame it doesn’t have a higher SPF.
*Note: To all my lovely US readers I’m afraid Boots do not ship outside of the UK!*
I hope you are all having a fantastic week, almost the weekend 🙂
Do you have problems with your skin – dryness, redness, acne, etc?
What are your thoughts on No7?
Do you use a day cream? Or a night cream for that matter?
Have you found another fantastic moisturiser I should know about?