I've Finally Found a Foundation That Suits My Skin

After 20+ years and numerous samples I think that I have finally found my ideal foundation.  It's the right shade (no yellow undertones), it's the right consistency and it's the right coverage.  It ticks all the boxes and although it's a little more than I would usually spend (£36 for 35ml), considering all the foundations that I have purchased in the past and never used up, I think it's worth spending a little extra when you have found the one. My ideal foundation is (drumroll please):Estee Lauder Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Makeup in the shade Fresco (2C3).Funnily enough even though I have now found my HG foundation, I haven't even bought a full size product yet as due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, I just haven't bothered wearing any makeup. I took the opportunity whilst on lockdown to go through all the makeup samples I have accumulated and whilst doing so happened upon this foundation that was an instant win for me as soon as I tried it.  Mos…

*Oral-B Sensitivity & Gum Calm Toothpaste Review & Discount Code

*I received this product for free but the opinions are my own.I was sent Oral-B Sensitivity & Gum Calm Toothpaste to try out by Supersavvyme.     Now I have very sensitive teeth, hot and cold food can drive me crazy and to be honest even brushing my teeth can set my teeth on edge so this was a perfect product for me to try out.  Well all I can say is Wow!  The first time I tried this product out my teeth definitely weren't as sensitive and since starting to use this product regularly I have hardly noticed any sensitivity with my teeth.  
One of the great things about this product (other that it stops my teeth feeling sensitive) is that it has a nice subtle minty taste and it doesn't give you that burning sensation in your mouth like a lot of other toothpastes do.  It also has a creamy fine foam which I like as well.
60% of people in the UK suffer with sensitive teeth and gum issues and only 5% of those are using the right toothpaste for their needs.  If you are one of them th…

*The Squeeky Cleaners Organic Cleaning Products Multi-Purpose Cleaner Review

*I received this product for free but the opinions are my own.Continuing on with my aim to be more environmentally friendly I was given the chance to try out The Squeeky Cleaners Multi-Purpose Cleaner from their organic cleaning products range*.    This is a small but great way to reduce my plastic waste by using a reusable Aluminium Squeeky Life Bottle instead of continually purchasing new bottles of cleaning product.  I just wash the Squeeky Life Bottle and repurchase the concentrated cleaner when I need it. The Aluminium Squeeky Life Bottle comes with the cleaning product of your choice.  They have Multi-Purpose, Glass, Bathroom & Floor Cleaners as well as Surface Polish and Limescale Remover.  You need to use half of the concentrated cleaner, fill up with water, give it a quick shake and you are good to go.  It's that simple.  I wish cleaning my kitchen was that quick and easy.    You use this product as you would most other cleaning products.  Spray directly onto the surfa…

Tips for Charity Shopping & Favourite Finds

I like charity shopping, because it allows me to find quality pieces at an affordable price and it also allows me to pick up clothes that are out of my comfort zone, but are worth a try when you can pick them up for a couple of quid (maybe a bit more at some charity shops as they are not always cheap). It does take a bit of time and patience going through all the rails trying to find something that takes your fancy which comes in your size.  I think that if you are a smaller size, then charity shops can be amazing because you can sometimes find high end and even top designer pieces at really great prices.  If you are more of a bigger standard size, then you are in the majority and the pickings are not quite as easy to come by, but keep looking because those gems are out there waiting to be found.  
First of all I wanted to give you a few quick tips for successful charity shopping (I apologise in advance for numbers 8-10 but they are critical. I saved them till last but be prepared to be…

*ZeroWater 12 Cup Ready Pour Pitcher Water Filter Review

*I received this product for free but the opinions are my own.
One of the things that I wrote about in my first post in nearly a year was about wanting to be more environmentally friendly.  Don't get me wrong I have recycled for as long as I can remember, but as a recycler I had never really thought about what happened to the items I recycled such as plastic bottles.  I have never liked to drink tap water and have always bought bottled water for the gym and for taking to work, but it's only when you see the damage plastic does to the environment,  especially the ocean and the animals that live there, that you realise just recycling isn't enough.   I want to make the effort to drink more water, but at the same time I do not want to add to the single use plastic that is out there already.  I was recently offered the chance to try out ZeroWater 12 Cup Ready Pour Pitcher Water Filter* which is a great alternative to bottled water.
It's so easy to use you just remove the lid a…

Life in Lockdown Part 2 - Keeping Myself Entertained

First of all let me start off by saying I am one of the fortunate ones who was able to work from home when the lockdown started.  I have never worked from home before, but I found it easy to adapt and being able to avoid rush hour traffic on a daily basis has been just one of the upsides of the lockdown for me.  Saving money on petrol and parking are a few more (my food bills have gone up though, which is definitely one of the downsides).  That being said being forced to stay at home has meant that I have had to find ways to amuse myself outside of working hours and here are some of the things that I have been doing. Catching up on new and old TV shows & Films More time at home has given me the chance to work through my stash of TV shows that I have recorded.  Some of these episodes were recorded as far back as 2018 and have just been sitting there waiting for me to have time to watch them (Xfiles Season 11, Blindspot and The Blacklist are just a few examples).
I also found some new …

Life in Lockdown Part 1 (this post is mainly about food)

These are some strange times that we are living in. One of the things I have tried to do during the enforced lockdown we had due to Covid-19 was to try and support local business.  A lot of businesses have been struggling due to the pandemic and supporting local businesses (even though they may be more expensive), feels like the right thing to do.   I must admit my online orders have reached a record high as I have been avoiding going to the supermarkets as much as possible as it is so hard to socially distance there.  Some of the small things I have been doing is getting weekly orders from my local farm shop. Yes it's dearer but the quality of the food is so much better then the supermarkets so it's worth the money.  My local farm shop now does a click and collect service where you can order online and arrange a date and time to pick up.  Then I just park up my car and open the boot and they pop the order in.  Initially while they did offer the click and collect option it had …