Hello lovely people,
I am writing this first blog from my bed, in my pyjamas, on New Year’s Eve. Not because my days of partying are over and I now prefer to be safely tucked up in bed, instead of drinking insanely overpriced champagne with everyone else, and paying a weeks worth of food shopping for a cab home. I am home on New Year’s Eve because I have a baby. Eleven months and six days old to be precise. I am even further blessed with a truly wonderful husband too.
Since having a baby I have found that my pace in life has slowed down dramatically. There is no point in being in a rush anymore, mainly because unless my plans happen to coincide with what my child has in mind, I’m not going anywhere fast.
Once I got over the fact that I couldn’t do all the things I used to be able to do at a moments notice; or I couldn’t quite spread myself as thinly and widely as I used to, it actually felt quite liberating to be free of any demands that anyone else, other than my child, placed on me.
Life is actually now more simple, much more clear cut and I find it a lot easier to be decisive about what I really want.
I’m not going to blah on anymore about my child other than to point out that this website is dedicated to her — my beautiful Bea.
I could say that my journey with Tropic Skincare started after this life changing event but it didn’t. My love affair with Tropic began nearly two years ago when a good friend and current ambassador, asked me to host a pamper party for her.
I love any excuse for a get together and so, I rounded up some lovely friends and we honestly had such a fun evening trying out all of the products and lots of laughs along the way.
I must be honest now and say that I was really doubtful about the products and was pretty confident that I wouldn’t be buying anything. This was all based on the fact that as I’ve got sensitive, acne prone skin and its taken me years of trying every skincare product to get my face into a manageable state, I was not about to throw another product into the mix.
That was until I had the signature Tropic facial. I was converted immediately.
Now I’ve had plenty of facials in my day. I’m 38. I’ve been to nearly every mainstream spa you can name and have tried every facial known to woman and man. I’m not easily impressed or dazzled when it comes to what I put on my skin. But, I loved the feel of everything that was being massaged into my face. My skin instantly felt smoother. I didn’t know if it was psychological as it was just a facial but in the 5 day wait until my first Tropic delivery, (and there have been many more since…) I felt so unhappy with my then current skincare range as it didn’t give me the same result.
It took me a while to build up my skincare range but I can honestly say that the only products that go on my face and body are Tropic. Since using the Tropic range of products my skin has never felt as good and I feel much more comfortable wearing minimal makeup.
One thing that stuck in my mind from the pamper party that I hosted, was the way in which my friend described how loyal she felt to the products and owner – Susie Ma. After appearing on BBC’s The Apprentice in 2011, Lord Alan Sugar was so impressed by Susie and the products, he invested to become a 50/50 partner. This company has grown in leaps and bounds over the last few years. With over 100 products and number 14 in The Sunday Times fast track 100 companies, Tropic can only get bigger and better.
I am a huge animal lover and it really pleases me to know that the skincare products I put on my face and body are completely natural and not tested on animals at any stage. Its because of this and my faith in these products that I have loved using over the last two years, that I have proudly become an Ambassador myself.
I’m going to sign off now as I’ve just realised that it’s nearly time to ring in the new year. I am so excited for 2017 and really look forward to writing on my blog weekly if I can!
Happy new year to you all and may all your wishes and dreams come true.