"I have always felt very drawn to the sea, having lived beside it all my life and working in the Maritime industry...the anchor was an obvious choice.  I love the symbolism behind swallows - swallows mate for life and so symbolise loyalty and fidelity.  Sailors traditionally had swallow tattooed on them because if you saw a swallow it meant you were close to land; also because if sailors had swallow tattoos, if they drowned then the swallow would carry their soul to heaven."

Tattooed Bloggers 10

29.10.11

"I have always felt very drawn to the sea, having lived beside it all my life and working in the Maritime industry...the anchor was an obvious choice.  I love the symbolism behind swallows - swallows mate for life and so symbolise loyalty and fidelity.  Sailors traditionally had swallow tattooed on them because if you saw a swallow it meant you were close to land; also because if sailors had swallow tattoos, if they drowned then the swallow would carry their soul to heaven."
I'm a fiend for anything coconut-scented; when Adrienne blogged about Superdrug's Vitamin E range I eagerly rushed out just so that I could add to my collection of holiday-smelling skincare goods.

I picked up the Hot Cloth Cleanser as well as the Day and Night moisturisers but it was this product that really caught my eye.  As a dry skin sufferer, I've never before seen a moisturising oil and was excited to try it out.

As expected, this smells deliciously coconutty and comes out a few drops at a time from a small dispenser (hole) when squeezed.  This is perfect for applying at night with my fingertips onto the dry skin that I suffer from around my nose and cheeks at this time of year.  My skin hasn't felt drastically smoother, but it hasn't stung either which is what I normally find when I apply cream directly onto this sore spot.  Last week Dudley managed to get his tooth inside my nose (long story....what I thought was a nice hug gone very wrong) and it was so sore, but the oil soothed it over night and it was a lot less sore the next day.


This product retails in Superdrug stores and online for £1.49.

Vitamin E Skin Oil

25.10.11

I'm a fiend for anything coconut-scented; when Adrienne blogged about Superdrug's Vitamin E range I eagerly rushed out just so that I could add to my collection of holiday-smelling skincare goods.

I picked up the Hot Cloth Cleanser as well as the Day and Night moisturisers but it was this product that really caught my eye.  As a dry skin sufferer, I've never before seen a moisturising oil and was excited to try it out.

As expected, this smells deliciously coconutty and comes out a few drops at a time from a small dispenser (hole) when squeezed.  This is perfect for applying at night with my fingertips onto the dry skin that I suffer from around my nose and cheeks at this time of year.  My skin hasn't felt drastically smoother, but it hasn't stung either which is what I normally find when I apply cream directly onto this sore spot.  Last week Dudley managed to get his tooth inside my nose (long story....what I thought was a nice hug gone very wrong) and it was so sore, but the oil soothed it over night and it was a lot less sore the next day.


This product retails in Superdrug stores and online for £1.49.
"...a lotus...I like the symbolism of it; lotus flowers germinate at the bottom of the pond, in muck and mud and grow towards the surface and light, unstained.
I'd had a pretty shoddy past couple of years, from leaving my job due to illness, being quite poorly and becoming homeless.  Things are starting to look up...I see the tattoo as a reminder of that." 
-Clare

Tattooed Bloggers 9

22.10.11

"...a lotus...I like the symbolism of it; lotus flowers germinate at the bottom of the pond, in muck and mud and grow towards the surface and light, unstained.
I'd had a pretty shoddy past couple of years, from leaving my job due to illness, being quite poorly and becoming homeless.  Things are starting to look up...I see the tattoo as a reminder of that." 
-Clare
"I love the way stars look...the perfect addition to a page of doodles.  A star on my school uniform, a star from my religion...three stars for me and my two sisters.  Just one of those things that make me smile."
- Lily

Tattooed Bloggers 8

15.10.11

"I love the way stars look...the perfect addition to a page of doodles.  A star on my school uniform, a star from my religion...three stars for me and my two sisters.  Just one of those things that make me smile."
- Lily
"Butterflies are just beautiful...I love the shape they make side on.  I can be free, I can do anything and everything as long as I'm willing to try and am happy to fly away to find it"

Tattooed Bloggers 7

8.10.11

"Butterflies are just beautiful...I love the shape they make side on.  I can be free, I can do anything and everything as long as I'm willing to try and am happy to fly away to find it"
"I love mythical creatures; fairies featured heavily in the books I read as a child so I equate them with a more carefree time of life.  When I first started my search for a fairy tattoo I came across a lot of highly sexualised fairies...the exact opposite of how I view fairies, hence there's very little detail to mine but the colouful wings.  Not even a face.
I've been through a lot in my life...in a way my tattoo is the start of me doing things my way."

Tattooed Bloggers 6

1.10.11

"I love mythical creatures; fairies featured heavily in the books I read as a child so I equate them with a more carefree time of life.  When I first started my search for a fairy tattoo I came across a lot of highly sexualised fairies...the exact opposite of how I view fairies, hence there's very little detail to mine but the colouful wings.  Not even a face.
I've been through a lot in my life...in a way my tattoo is the start of me doing things my way."

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