Hello! I haven’t done this for a few weeks now, but I’m back! This week’s Love, Like & Loathe features Sam Smith’s latest song, something from Enbacci skincare that I “love-like” and finally what I loathe is all about “thinking before acting” – I think something a lot of us nowadays seem to NOT do much of.
If you’ve been reading my blog, you would know that I’m a HUGE fan of Sam Smith. His voice is just divine and his latest song – I’m not the only one – is on my current replay list. I’ll be perfectly honest and admit that I actually only just realise what the song meant. When I first heard the song I was simply focusing on the music, and his amazing voice. But, after watching the video AND listening to the lyrics, it hit me that this is actually a really sad song. The video reminded me of someone I know personally who actually cut off her ex-husband’s clothes into pieces when she found out he was cheating on her. Good on her I say! If you haven’t heard the song, I’ve included the video for you to enjoy. It stars one of my favourite actresses, the lovely Dianna Agron (Quinn from Glee).
My completely empty bottle of Enbacci Rejuvenating Essence
I know I mentioned that I “love-like” this particular product from Enbacci skincare and you must be wondering what in the world does “love-like” mean? You see, I do LOVE this product, it is the best ever spritzer type toner, refresher, skin rejuvenating product I have ever tried. And I dare say it even tops my favourite – Uriage Thermal Water spray. I love the fresh fruity scent it gives off whenever I spray this onto my skin after cleansing and the feeling it leaves on my skin too. It truly is a refreshing spray. Why did this come under my “like” list instead? The price. Unfortunately, whilst this has been termed as a luxe product, I cannot fathom paying $69.00 for a toner. I did however ask the founder why this was the case. She explained that the grape stem cells used in the product are sourced directly from Switzerland and they pay a premium price to include that in the ingredients. Being an ingredient that’s still rather new, the price itself is pretty expensive to begin with. That makes sense doesn’t it?
Sadly, I have finished my bottle of this gorgeously scented and refreshing elixir. I have managed to squirt the teeny tiny bits left in that bottle until I cannot spray it anymore. ALAS! Woe is me!
With the advent of the internet and how fast we get information nowadays, while that could be seen as an advantage, the sheer rapidness of how something can spread online can also be at our own detriment. Hands up those of you who actually not only just read what’s been shared on their facebook, twitter – or any social media accounts – and then shared WITHOUT checking the facts? How many of you have been duped by images that have been juxtaposed against some stupid and discriminating headline and “fact”? When in fact, the real image came from a totally different story or source? See that’s how gossip starts in the real world and how it spreads online. Doesn’t mean what you see online is true or factual. So the next time you read something interesting or controversial, please, do some checks. See if it’s real. See if it’s true or just sensationalist propaganda. It’s not hard really.
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