Way back in February 2013, I wrote a post (click here to read: http://wp.me/p1gaON-1cN) featuring box chain woven bracelets by Love Hearts and Crosses. Since then, the UK-based label has won a permanent place in my heart for its quirky, affordable jewelry. Now I’m happy to spread the love, just in time for Christmas shopping, with an exclusive 20% discount for my readers! Simply enter GOLDIE at checkout but hurry as the code is only valid until December 9, 2013.
After extolling the virtues of the Wild Rose Facial Oil Capsules & amazing Skin Food (click here for post: http://wp.me/p1gaON-1tf), Weleda was kind enough to send me samples from their Baby range. I haven’t reviewed them until now simply because the weather has been balmy enough to make these products unnecessary. With recent downpours, gale force winds and central heating however, I’ve noticed a very marked difference in my two-month old’s skin. Specifically, he’s developed flakiness between his eyebrows and around his ears in addition to red patches along his jawline.
I’ve always liked Weleda’s use of naturally derived ingredients and their baby range, featuring Calendula (marigold), is no exception. The two products I’ve used on him, Weather Protection Cream and Face Cream, also both contain Almond Oil and Beeswax. According to the label, these ingredients improve the skin’s condition and soothe dryness caused by harsh weather. After daily application (of extremely small doses) for a week, the redness has gone completely and while the flakiness still appears in the morning, the area is definitely less raw-looking. For his part, Luca loves when I rub it on so he doesn’t suffer from any adverse reactions. While it may seem silly to worry about a baby’s dry skin, I know from personal experience that flakiness, left untreated, leads to an uncomfortable itchy, tingling sensation.
Overall, I recommend using the Weather Protection Cream before exposure to cold air as it forms a balm on baby’s skin followed by the Facial Cream after bath to address any lingering redness. Plus, it’s worth mentioning that these products are all suitable for adults we may need to spring for the full-size versions soon!
Weleda Baby range is available at feelunique.com
It’s true – the humble sweatshirt you last wore to support your college football team is now in fashion. Don’t start digging out your old Champion sweats though because today’s versions have fitted silhouettes, beautiful prints and often cost a small fortune, like Givenchy’s Bambi piece which briefly sold out on net-a-porter. While I’m still trying to understand why anybody in their right mind would purchase a £750 sweatshirt, I will promote the High Street’s take on the trend. In particular, their floral designs look perfect with a pencil skirt and heels for a modern ladylike look. Personally, I love the colorblocking effect of pairing the deeply discounted Juicy Couture sweatshirt I bought last season with brightly colored jeans. My advice: no need to remortgage your house for this trend because Bambi as high fashion will have a short shelf life!