OK, so this title is a little dramatic. But, during my French escape (family holiday!) I have been so grateful for La Roche Posay’s Effaclar Duo.
Now, I know that hundreds of #beautybloggers have already raved about this moisturiser, but it is such a fab product that it really deserves all the praise.
A combination of sun, salty sea water and chlorine from the pool left my two boys with very dry and flaky skin on their faces. After trying a variety of creams I finally turned to my Effaclar Duo. Not only did it not sting them, like so many others, but it cleared up their dry skin in just 24 hours…bravo!
So, not only has it kept my skin in tip top condition while on holiday, but it also saved me and my boys from the nightly crying fit over stinging faces.
Based on a Russian fairy tale, The Snow Child is a heartwarming story about a childless couple who move to Alaska in the 1920s to try their hand at ‘homesteading’ (a lifestyle of self-sufficiency).
We’re introduced to Jack and Mabel at a hard time in their life, they barely laugh or talk and all the intimacy is gone from their relationship. We learn that they are without children, following a harrowing stillbirth ten years ago.
But one night, during the depths of the Alaskan winter, they create a snowman – complete with hat, mittens and the face of a little girl carved into it.
The next morning the snowman is gone and there is a trail of footprints leading into the forest. Then, suddenly, a small girl appears to Jack and Mabel. Neither of them know where she came from, but each go on their own journey with the girl.
The Snow Child keeps you reading, as you try to discover, along with Jack and Mabel, the story behind the young girl who lives in the wilderness.
The novel is beautifully written and heartbreakingly thought-provoking. It is a tale of survival and of finding happiness in the darkest of places.