Hi ladies…happy weekend x
Hopefully you all read my recent blog post ‘Oven-Glove Love’ which featured baby shampoo and an oven glove – a strange combination I am sure you are thinking – if you missed it just click here.
I received lots of messages and snap chats since telling me it was a great tip and that I should post weekly beauty/fashion tips, so watch this space as I will be posting ‘Tips from T on a Thursday‘ on guess what day?? haha.
I know it’s Saturday but one of my oldest, bestest friends and a scrummy, yummy mummy Maria (just to clarify ‘old’ as in friends since we were 3 years of age, not ‘old’ as in age cos she is getting younger looking by the day and we are forever young!) sent me a photo today of a tube of baby lotion with a message that said ‘This is the best hand cream ever!’
It got me thinking about how Johnson & Johnson Baby Lotion has been in bathroom cabinets around our Irish houses for years – we always had it at home and I can’t recall who used it but it was always there! Even when we were teenagers, it was still hanging around…I must root the next time I am home and I bet there is another one there now!
Now I have it in my own bathroom cabinet and I use it every day…and no, not on a baby!
In the last few months my skin has become quite sensitive (auld age I’m thinking) so I decided to move away from my usual cleanser and toner just to try a few other brands, but that wasn’t one of my better ideas as my skin was going crazy as I slathered lotions with all sorts of ingredients in them onto my poor aul mug.
It was only one day 2 months ago I was shopping in Super Valu that I ended up walking through the baby aisle and I spotted the baby lotion – I thought to myself ‘if this is for babies it has to be mild and gentle so should not react with my skin’. From that that day to this, I have been using the baby lotion as a cleanser and my skin has resumed to it’s usual state of normality – now, if only it could erase wrinkles too haha (Note to the R&D teams at Johnson & Johnson if you are reading this!!!)
It’s inexpensive, around €3 and the smell is so lovely…it leaves my skin as soft as a baby’s bum…now that’s some comparison!
Mind you, that’s not all I use it for…
- Bag cleaner – who gets little make up ‘paw prints’ all over their leather/pleather bags? C’mon hands up! ME!! Pop a small dollop of lotion on a cotton wool pad and literally cleanse your bag – just patch test a small area first to check no colour rubs off. I have used it on my Michael Kors bag and it cleans up perfectly every-time! So no need for faddy expensive cleaners – lord knows the bag cost enough!
- Hair straighteners – same as above – make-up finger prints can be easily rubbed off and sometimes I wipe over the heat plates too (when cool of course) and that cleans off any hair product residue that may have built up.
- Hand lotion (per Maria) it’s the biz!
- If you run out of hair serum, rub a small bit between your fingers and use it to tame the fly-aways or the fuzz!
- Slather all over your feet, heat your socks in the microwave or on a radiator and then leave the socks on for a few hours while you sit back and relax…and drink wine! (Drinking wine is not a necessity but babies always have their bottle of white so why can’t we…I’m not saying you need to drink a bottle!)
So that’s it ladies, why should babies get all the good stuff?
Have a great weekend and I hope you enjoy watching all our boys in green tomorrow!
Oh, and let me know if you have any other uses for baby lotion.