Want to keep your skin summer ready all year round? This is the perfect post for you! Now that the sun is out and holiday season is in full swing, the clothes are getting less and the skin that has been hiding under those sleeves and in those tights is in full view!
Not ready to bare all? Don’t worry, grab a razor, de-yeti yourself and let’s get summer beautiful skin together! In preparation for the holiday I have just been on, I was tempted to try out some new products; I can’t help myself, I’m a try-a-holic. I have heard some great things about Soap & Glory and I thought, why not try them out!
The perfect products to use to ensure your skin is bright and beautiful is a good body polish / scrub / exfoliator. I chose Soap & Glory Scrub ‘Em and Leave ‘Em. In the first instance of preparing my skin I like to use a buffing brush or exfoliating mitts. Here I have chosen the buffing brush to use. Its a large body brush which you can use in the shower and it’s great for exfoliation! I rub the scrub all over my body and use circular motions to rub the scrub deep in to my skin to ensure its all exfoliated. This removes dead skin cells from the body, thus providing a fresher complexion and tighter skin tone. Those with dry skin (like me) benefit from increased moisture as the brush stimulates sweat and oil glands. It can also improve skin texture on extra dry areas like the elbows, knees and ankles. Great for those who fake tan to get those areas in a better condition to apply tan to!
With regard to skin tone, buffing brushes are known to reduce the appearance of cellulite; however, there is no definitive scientific evidence on these toning benefits. Internally, brushing stimulates blood flow to the digestive system and lymphatic system, which helps to remove toxins from the body, a great way to keep the skin healthy on the inside and make you look fabulous on the outside! Soap & Glory also do the CUTEST face buffing brush, perfect! It also has a massaging side to the brush which I use when cleansing my face! This Soap & Glory Brush is great for stimulating circulation! I get all pamper ready using the towelling headband so that my hair is out of my face and I can make sure I can cover every inch.
Here is the final product (excuse the pout, I do it a lot) slightly red but this will fade, it is common when exfoliating as you are removing dead skin to reveal new layers of fresh skin.
Finally after removing the dead skin you are finally ready to apply the moisturiser. I have different products I like to use on my face as I have said before. However as the whole body needs the moisture replenished too! I chose Soap & Glory The Righteous Body Butter Lotion the silkiest lotion ever. It smells so gorgeous and goes on like a dream. I feel so fresh and polished once this on and it feels so smooth when its absorbed into the skin. It’s imperative after the exfoliation process to replenish the moisture back into your skin; by moisturizing dry skin, you will not only help you’re your skin protect itself from infection, but you will also help it decelerate the aging process. Dryness is one of the biggest causes of wrinkles, so by properly moisturizing your skin, you can help increase its rate of reparation.
I hope that you can now go about your summer and feel fabulous in your new skin!
Milton Keynes Theatre opens Auditions for 14 to 19 year olds
Young people aged 14 to 19 are invited to audition to be part of the MKT Academy Young Company, offering them the opportunity to gain valuable experience in staging a professional production, from the audition to the final curtain.
Participants will work with director Kitty Benford between January and April 2022 to create their own version of the play Like There’s No Tomorrow for NT Connections. The play was originally devised by the Belgrade Young Company with Justine Themen, Claire Procter and Liz Mytton. The Young Company will perform their new production at Milton Keynes Theatre and the Royal & Derngate in Northampton, with the potential to perform at the Connections showcase at the National Theatre in London.
Alexandra Snell, Senior Creative Learning Manager said: “We are really excited to have been selected to take part in NT Connections 2022 and can’t wait to work with a brand-new group of local young people. This topical play feels extremely relevant to our current generation and I am sure the company will make something truly innovative.”
Like There’s No Tomorrow will be a fast paced and vibrant show that focuses on young people and how they feel about climate change and the inaction of the adults around them. This production by MKT Academy Young Company will highlight the unique relationship that Milton Keynes has with the topics of climate change and capitalism, as well as exploring the links our citizens have to other parts of the world that are impacted by climate change. The show will be high energy, feature ensemble storytelling, movement and music and hopes to gather all the resources required in an eco-friendly manner.
Auditions are taking place on Saturday 8th January between 11am and 2pm. To book your place in the audition workshop, email firstname.lastname@example.org
As well as performers, Milton Keynes Theatre would like to hear from young people with an interest in directing and stage managing.
Milton Keynes Theatre is also looking for local sponsors to support this exciting project, which would offer young people from all backgrounds the opportunity to take part. If you would like to help, please contact the theatre’s Sales and Development Manager, Linda Davies on: email@example.com
What the jingle bells is going on at The Galleria?
The true identity of a very festive intruder, spotted on CCTV arriving at The Galleria, has now been confirmed as none other than Santa’s most esteemed helper… the scout Elf! As per Christmas tradition, the scout Elf has been tasked with keeping an eye on guests…he’s gonna find out who’s naughty or nice! And this year, it seems that Elf has decided to take residence at The Galleria for the month of December – watching guests, appearing here and there around the centre and of course already getting up to his world-renowned mischief!
To celebrate the Elf’s arrival, The Galleria has launched an official Elf Hunt and is encouraging Elf hunters to take s-Elfies and share them on social media with the hashtag #GalleriaElf.
Chief Officer of Christmas at The Galleria, commented: “When we arrived at the outlet on 1st December, we were stunned to find one of Santa’s infamous scout elves had moved in overnight. We’re incredibly excited at his arrival and have launched The Galleria Elf Hunt, inviting guests to seek out his hiding spots. So far the elf has stayed true to his reputation of causing a bit of havoc so we’ll make sure we keep an eye on him during his stay.”
As well as the Elf Hunt, guests to The Galleria can enjoy seasonal entertainment from local community groups on selected dates along with supporting East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals Charity and Lister Hospital’s Children’s Ward by donating a Christmas gift at The Giving Tree.
For more information about the Elf Hunt and Christmas events at The Galleria, visit https://thegalleria.co.uk/articles/elf-hunt
Milton Keynes activewear brand Gymcub Apparel opens Christmas pop-up
GymCub Apparel, the Milton Keynes born activewear and leisure brand is set to open a pop-up store at Midsummer Place, Milton Keynes following a successful launch online earlier this year. Opening at 10am on Wednesday 1st December, the brand – which has a growing fanbase in the local area – will welcome guests throughout the festive period and into the New Year, for a limited time only.
Marking the opening of its first ever physical store, the brand – known for its bold and daring designs – will sell its best-selling items including its co-ord signature tracksuits and hoodies, as well as its much-loved t-shirts, vests, leggings, and cropped tops. It will also launch a brand-new limited-edition line which will be exclusively available in store only.
Located opposite Victoria’s Secret, the stylish activewear brand which has been spotted on a host of reality TV stars including Love Island’s Connor Durman, Emma Woodhams and TOWIE’s Roman Hackett will finally be available to purchase in store for the first time ever and will celebrate by sharing an exclusive 50% discount to first time customers on Friday 3rd December.
Richard Cayless, Owner of GymCub Apparel commented “GymCub Apparel was born here in Milton Keynes, so it only felt right to open our first ever pop-up in the city. We’ve had a successful launch period, growing our community online and this marks the next step in building that fanbase further. Our ethos is all about looking great and feeling great and that will be reflected in our instore experience”
He continued “We know Christmas is always a busy period, with lots of people on the lookout for the perfect gift and we cannot wait to bring our bold and daring designs to Milton Keynes. We cannot wait to welcome everyone when doors open at 10am on Wednesday.”