Keep your skin squeaky clean with a quality cleanser that won’t strip your skin! For the next 12 hours, buy one Polishing Facial Cleanser and get another for free using the code INSTACLEANSE at checkout! 🧡
A few years (and pounds) ago, I had a show picked up by the BBC. It was called "Treasure Hunters", and we shot the first season in South America. My favorite episode was chasing the rumor of El Dorado whilst in Colombia, and the story alone is worth the watch:
[Link in bio]
But like all of my short-lived creations, though, this one didn't get renewed for a second season and even though I was gutted - as it was my most-favorite of all my little programs - it sent me down the rabbit hole of Atlantis, Oak Island, the Arc of the Covenant and Holy Grail. I devoured books on each, watching hours of old footage and even tried to get to northern Ethiopia where they claim to have the Arc (along with numerous armed guards), but would be booted out of the country before getting a chance.
So I turned my sites to the Grail. Château de Montségur in France, the Chalice Well at Glastonbury and a monastery in Jaca, Spain. I even tried a few years ago to get up to what many consider to be the strongest case for it in Valencia, but - being #Spain - the church was inexplicably closed.
But today I returned to that city, and was finally able to go inside and sit in front of this closely guarded chalice, re-reading the story (again, from @atlasobscura):
"In this theory, the holy cup used at Christ’s Last Supper was taken by Saint Peter to Rome, and some time later by a Vatican soldier to Spain, where it landed in Valencia’s Gothic cathedral. This possible history is based less on literary tales and more on archaeological authenticity: The chalice was carbon-dated to the period between the third century BC and second century AD, and manufactured in the Middle East, making it possible it could have been in the possession of Jesus and his disciples."
Was it the real thing? Who knows. Probably not. And it might seem to you that all of the time spent reading about these lost artifacts, and trying to find them myself wasn't a silly waste of time.
But spend an hour sitting in this same chapel, looking at this same cup, and you might find ordering a few new books to match that adventurous song in your head.
@soleil_toujours Mineral Sunscreen Glow. My favourite. It has gone straight on the holy grail list.
On holiday here everyone is the most beautiful tan colour. I feel very pasty white against them, I have to remind myself that a tan today is wrinkles tomorrow. Or worse, the c word!
Now this beautiful Tinted SPF, gives me the glow I seek, the glow I desire, without the damage.
It’s SPF 30 broad spectrum protection, that could be used in place of foundation. I feel rich and beautiful and glamorous with this on.
Aside from how it makes me look, it’s also a pleasure to apply, it’s smooth and silky, I use @drsambunting 13 dot technique to ensure even coverage, also using enough product to cover neck and ears, and it smooths over cleanly and easily. However foundation and all make up do apply flawlessly over the top, with just that added glow!
I got this from @carolinehirons X @spacenk box, but I will definitely be repurchasing!
Have you tried it? Let me know your thoughts...
Besonders in der heutigen Zeit, in der Frauen sich oft zerrissen fühlen zwischen all den Rollenbildern, die es vermeintlich zu erfüllen gilt, irgendwo zwischen Beruf, Familie, Partnerschaft, Haushalt, gesellschaftlichen Aktivitäten, etc. da braucht es dieses geborgene Nest, diese heimelige Höhle, diesen friedvollen, achtsamen Raum im Kreis der Frauen mehr denn je... diese heilige Oase, in der Platz findet, was uns tief im Innersten berührt und bewegt und das im Außen zu oft auf der Strecke bleibt... Möchtest du dich erinnern, welches Wunder plötzlich geschieht, welch Zauber mit einem Mal in der Luft liegt und welch Strahlen den Raum erhellt, wenn Frauen IHREN Raum erhalten?
Wenn jede Frau erleben darf, wie es sich anfühlt, ihren Platz einzunehmen, sich in ihrer vollen Größe und tiefen inneren Schönheit aufzurichten und sich in ihrer puren Essenz zu zeigen?
Wenn die Bewertung von richtig und falsch, von gut und böse, von Licht und Schatten plötzlich ihre Bedeutung verliert?
Wenn es nicht mehr wichtig ist, ob vor Glück oder Traurigkeit die Tränen fließen, da jede Emotion willkommen und gleichermaßen wertgeschätzt ist?
Wenn Frauen spüren, dass sie genau so, wie sie sind, in ihrem vollkommenen Wesen, geliebt, willkommen, angenommen und gebraucht sind auf dieser Welt - dass eben sie in ihrem Sein das perfekte Puzzleteil, den missing link an ihrem Platz im großen Ganzen verkörpern?
Wenn einander völlig Fremde plötzlich weich und berührbar werden und wahre Verbundenheit im Kreis entsteht?
Für dieses Wunder, diesen Zauber, dieses Strahlen bin ich jedes Mal aufs Neue tief dankbar und möchte es nur zu gern mit dir teilen.
Und wenn du dich nun angesprochen und berührt fühlst, liebe Zauberfrau, wenn du ein sanftes, freudiges Ziehen der Sehnsucht im Herzen oder ein vielleicht auch aufgeregtes oder nervöses Flattern im Bauch wahrnehmen kannst, dann ruf mich an oder schreib mir... ich geb dir meine Hand - sei willkommen im Kreis, sei willkommen in der FRAUENOASE ❤
Bring gern Schwestern, Freundinnen, Mütter, Tanten, ect. mit – JEDE FRAU ist in diesem Kreise WILLKOMMEN!
Today’s skincare haul aka THINGS TO BE EXCITED ABOUT! ✨
1️⃣ After many, many visits to many different Guardian branches, FINALLY, the Bioré sunscreen I have been looking for! 😭 (At the Tutong branch, btw) aaaaaah so happy!
2️⃣ Innisfree’s No Sebum Mineral Powder (lucky edition) 💫 Fun fact: Opal is my birthstone! I was so excited to find this gem at @cathydollbrunei’s cube at Giant. This powder has been my go-to since I first bought it two years ago and I am just about to run out. Talk about perfect timing!
3️⃣ New face wash for mah fess: Hada Labo’s Gokujyun face wash! Prior to this I’ve been using Hada Labo’s Tamagohada Mild Exfoliating face wash. Because I’ve recently introduced some chemical exfoliants into my routine, I thought I should get a cleanser that is more soothing and hydrating. I used it tonight and I loveee it! So very comfortable on the skin 💞
Urban Decay All-Nighter
People ask me how I achieve smooth looking makeup, All-Nighter is the secret to it❤
Packaging is damn attractive having high-end vibes😍
1) Optimal factors
It has temperature control technology which is much needed here in Pakistan ki garmi. It's weightless and oil free formula is a win win situation and altogether these properties make it best than rest.
It holds makeup in place for hours and hours even during extreme hot hours (tested). Also it gives smooth air brushed look to the makeup❤
It's not sweat proof, I wish it was😭.
It claims to hold makeup up to 16 hours but that's not the case. It does hold makeup up to 9-10 hours (in summers)
3) Overall conviction: It's the best setting spray one can have. No other setting spray is comparable to it.
All-Nighter is my Holy Grail (personal experience)
4) Rating: 9.5/10 ❤
5) I got mine from Canada for 50$(not sure) and over here I saw the older version at define for 6000 pkr (sure). Let me know your favorite setting spray in the comments below ❤
My nighttime dream team! 🙌🏼😍
These two are easily my favourite steps in my pm routine. Not only are they really effective moisturisers and are brill for giving me some seriously smooth skin, but applying them is probably the highlight of my evening.
☁️ @drjart Ceramidin Cream is a beautiful thick cream that has a really nice scent to it and sinks in to the skin so nicely. It spreads really ease and feels so relaxing to apply
☁️ @kiehlsuki Midnight Recovery Concentrate is like giving myself a mini facial every night. It smells like lavender which helps you sleep and is the most beautiful oil that is not too thick or thin. If you haven’t tried this, what the hell are you waiting for!?
What is your favourite step in your pm routine?
this szn, we’re looking for #skincare products that make our skin do this: 🌟✨💫⚡️ we’re all about a good glow, especially when it means we can combine a bunch of super chic multitasking products. so tell us: what’s your #holygrail when it comes to getting dewy, glowing skin? 👇💭 // #beautygram via @theglossarray