First things first I bought a new hat!
Rather pleased with it. I saw it in charity shop on our Sunday walk and yes, you’ve guessed, I pounced!
It cost all of £4!
We were out and about watching the Vintage Car Rally which begins in London and ends on Brighton seafront. Here’s a brave person seated backwards – not sure I’d like that! But everybody seemed to be having fun.
A lot of Peaky Blinder’s hats were being worn but I can pretty much guarantee they’re worn by toffs not gangsters!
Very pleased to see a woman driving!
Here’s someone who’s biked all the way from London. Don’t you just love his clothes!
Looking at my face I can see I’m quite lined and tired. I mean my face is lined and that’s nothing to worry about or think, oh, no, because this is totally normal for my age, but it is about being a bit post-viral. So mid-week off I went to the beauticians for a facial. Btw, I’ve been having facials forever, so it was nothing new for me to do this. And I do love them. I like the care and attention paid to the quality of your skin and personally, for me, it’s not anything to do with anti-ageing but all about wanting to look as good as one can.
But my word the choice you have these days. No longer is a facial simply a matter of a standard cleanse, exfoliate, mask and moisturise with massage. You can still get those, but at the beauticians I go to there are organic and vegan skincare facials, specific product facials and then there are the more intrusive yet non-invasive and non-surgical treatments such as:
i) Derma planing which uses an exfoliation blade to remove skin cells and hair. Personally, I would not have this treatment on my face as the hair growth on my face is very strong, and I wouldn’t want that hair boomeranging back!
ii) Radio-frequency which is a tightening and firming treatment. I had 3 or 4 of these in the Spring and found it an interesting experience as the facials are very unrelaxing and like a warm octopus moving over your face. However, it actually worked, as in, it did tighten my jowls and neck, but sadly this effect lasted I’d say for only 3-4 months.It is also too expensive for me to continue to have this type of facial, so on reflection I won’t have any more of those.
iii) Then there’s LED facials, which uses LED light in one of four ways after a cleanse and exfoliation which I think I’m going to try as it sounds less intrusive than the Radio-frequency. I’ll let you know what the results are.
But this week I had the very pure organic facial, which was simply lovely and very relaxing. No it hasn’t made me look less tired, that will pass. But the whole point of the facial was to moisturise, hydrate and generally improve the quality of my skin, and I think it did.
That’s all for now, but I’m interested in whether you have facials and what type of facial you’ve experienced.
With love, Penny, the Frugalfashionshopper