I turned 20 in December 1986. So when I looked for photos I looked from about 1985 and into 1987. In that time, I got engaged .... (and got married in May 1988, then separated in August 1989, yep just a little shocker there I don't usually talk about). But for me being 20 was all about planning a wedding. I started with short hair, grew my hair for the wedding, then cut it all off again after the divorce. I was also pretty surprised at the dreadful quality of the photos back then! Or how awful I looked! And there weren't that many of me so I guess I was often behind the camera.
Obviously my photos on this post are photos of photos, so even worse quality!
Last year I wrote on my blog about Wild Deodorant and their kickstarter campaign, which was successful and allowed them to then spend 12 months developing a new deodorant that is natural, effective, sustainable and is single-use plastic free! I was asked if I would like to be one of the first 50 people to try their new product*, give them some feedback and if I liked it, do a fuller review on my blog.
I did like it but it got me thinking, why use a natural deodorant, why go to the trouble of finding one and ordering it specifically rather than just putting your usual spray anti-perspirant in your shopping trolley?
Well obviously you could sit for hours in the lovely sunshine we are having at the moment but a) that isn't practical and b) it's not good for your skin ... so instead I am getting started on my tan using St Moriz self tan products. Do you fake tan? Or are you still nervous of it going wrong? I thought I'd share a few easy tips on getting the best fake tan because I am pretty happy with my results every year.
I used to steer well clear of self tan as I just wasn't brave enough but in more recent years the products just seem to get better and better and with so many options available it is possible to find just the right self tan for you. But it can get expensive trying them out! In all the years I have been using self tan I have only ever used St Moriz, yes I have tried others, but I have still ended up going back to St Moriz.
This year St Moriz gifted* me a few of their products which seeing as I use them anyway was an extra bonus and it has given me the opportunity to try the different self tan products they offer.
In July 2018, I travelled to Sri Lanka with my husband and daughter to visit family who live there and run an animal charity in Negombo. It was a big deal for me, a long flight and a holiday in a 'developing' country that I wasn't at all sure I would cope with. And our daughter was going to do some voluntary work to help with writing her personal statement for her application to Norland College.
We had an amazing holiday, I coped, in fact I more than coped and I'd love to go back one day. It makes me feel quite sad though at how travel and tourism in Sri Lanka (and around the world) has changed since that trip in 2018. Sri Lanka suffered hugely from the Easter Sunday bombings in 2019 and tourism that year hardly recovered only to be hit in 2020 by the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. It seems unreal and I often think of the wonderful Sri Lankan people we met during that holiday. So friendly, so welcoming but so in need of the income from the visiting tourists.
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