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*DIY Beeswax Wraps from Kikkerland

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     *I received this product for free but the opinions are my own. The  DIY Beeswax Wraps* from Kikkerland allow you to make your own sustainable beeswax cloth. They are easy to use, plastic free, compostable, sustainable, eco-friendly and washable. The kit contains a 2oz beeswax block, 3 cotton squares, 3 pieces of parchment paper and a brush. To make your own beeswax wraps, you need to follow these instructions: Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Cover your work area with Kraft paper or newspaper; Line a baking sheet with 1 piece of parchment paper. Place 1 square of fabric on the parchment paper with the pattern facing down; Grate the beeswax using a cheese grater, then measure 1/2 a cup of loosly packed, shredded beeswax; Distribute the beeswax evenly over the fabric. Making sure to reach the edges of the fabric; Place the baking sheet in the oven for 4-8 minutes. When the beeswax has melted completely, take out of the oven and spread the beeswax evenly across the fabric using the brush

*Christmas is Coming - Gift Ideas - Kikkerland Pixel Heart Morph Mug

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    *I received this product for free but the opinions are my own. If you are looking for a quirky, fun little gift for a loved one or maybe a gag gift for a friend, then look no further than this cute little Kikkerland Pixel Heart Morph Mug*.  This is a heat changing mug, which starts off as a black heart, but when you pour a hot drink into it, it morphs before your eyes into a red heart. Its cute and functional, so it makes for a great little present. The porcelain mug is 12oz/355ml and measures 3.25 in x 5 in x 3.75 in (8.3cm x 12.7cm x 9.5cm). The mug costs £7 and you can buy it from Amazon  here . Leigh 💜

*The Hair Boss By Lisa Shepherd - The Detangling Mist Review

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*I received this product for free but the opinions are my own. I was kindly sent The Detangling Mist by the Hair Boss* to try out. I have already tried out some of the other products from this brand which I loved and you can read my review here . Targeted to fix frizzy and damaged hair, its designed to strengthen and smooth strands as well as protect your hair by preventing breakages and deterring split ends. You use it on towel dried hair spraying it on the mid lengths and ends and then blow dry or air dry as normal.  It can also be used on dry hair to tame stray hairs.  Its like this product has been designed especially for me as I have dry, frizzy, unmanageable curly hair.  I use this product every morning on damp hair and it detangles my hair so that I can brush it without my brush tangling in any knots.  It really makes such a difference to my morning routine as I'm not struggling to brush out the knots in my hair.  I don't wash my hair every day as it makes it unmanageab

*Christmas is Coming - Gift Ideas - Carnovsky Animals Jigsaw Puzzle

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     *I received this product for free but the opinions are my own. I have to admit that I don't generally have the concentration span or the patience to do jigsaw puzzles, but what intrigued me about this Carnovsky Animals Jigsaw Puzzle* was the fact that it has three different images in 1 jigsaw and by using the red, green or blue viewers which are included, you can isolate each layer of the image, which makes for an interesting concept. You can also scan a QR code on the box to use the digital app which allows you to view the three different images through your phone. The puzzle is 50cm x 50cm and contains 500 pieces. It also comes with an artwork print of the puzzle which is a nice touch. Carnovsky are a Milan based art and design duo comprising Francesco Rugi and Silvia Quintanilla. I can definitely think of lots of family and friends who would love a gift like this and its great for both family nights or quiet nights alone as the weather turns colder.  If you want to gift som

Kiehl's Birthday Gift

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I posted recently about the Kiehl's Family Rewards loyalty scheme  here .  One of the benefits is that you receive a birthday gift.  Depending on your tier (amount of points you have collected) there are 3 different birthday gift options - Fan, Friend or family treat.  My sister and I received different gifts as I have enough points for the Friend tier and she is on the Fan tier. Fan Tier Birthday Gift Includes the following: - Midnight Recovery Concentrate Sample 4ml - Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate Sample 5ml - Ultra Facial Cream Sample 7ml Friend Tier Birthday Gift Includes the following: - Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate Sample 5ml - Ultra Light Daily UV Defence Aqua Gel Sample  5ml - Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter 15ml - Ultra Facial Cream Sample 7ml - Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment For Men Sample 15ml I think both of these birthday gifts make joining Kiehl's Family Rewards well worth it.  If you are interested i

*Is It Too Early to Mention The C Word - No it's Never Too Early - Christmas Gifts for Children

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     *I received these products for free but the opinions are my own. Its that time of year again where we can start thinking about Christmas.  I love the run up to Christmas, but not the last minute rush for Christmas gifts so I'm starting to look at what options are out there for potential presents.  These are a couple of great gift options for kids. GEOMAG Mechanics Gravity Loops & Turns 130 PCS* - Ages 8+ The Mechanics Gravity Magnetic Track harnesses the invisible forces of magnetism and gravity through original and surprising means.  The spheres inside the circuit are set in motion by an innovative magnetic cannon that uses the force of attraction of the accelerating magnet.  Gravity is the innovative evolution of the Geomag Mechanics line.  Developed with expert players in mind, the new construction system is based on an innovative "gravity motor" that uses the weight of the Geomag spheres to kickstart the mechanisms and movements of the Geomag Mechanics struc

*Evity Multivitamins for Women and Men

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   *I received these products for free but the opinions are my own.   I recently received some Evity multivitamins to try out. The great thing about Evity is that they don't make ridiculous claims about their vitamins. They simply make one clear promise - to deliver high quality multivitamins containing highly absorbable nutrients, direct to your door every month. They believe that multivitamins can plug any nutritional gaps so that your body gets what it needs every day. Multivitamins should be taken alongside a healthy lifestyle to truly make a difference. Evity produce a multivitamin for women and one for men. The multivitamin for women * contains 14 vitamins and 10 minerals plus phytonutrients, synergists, a botanical and 4 herbal extracts. This is designed to plug any nutritional gaps and can also help with the following: Skin, hair and nails - Nourish and glow from the inside out. Biotin, selenium, Vitamins C & E support radiant skin, strong nails & shiny hair. Energ

*The Hair Boss Product Review

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   *I received these products for free but the opinions are my own. I had not heard anything about The Hair Boss before I received the products, so I was really interested to try them out. This is a brand developed and manufactured in the UK, by Lisa Shepherd who has been in the hair industry for over 30 years. You can read more about the brand here  and there is a useful hair consultation page which helps you select the right products for your hair type. The first product that I tried out was The Clear Shine Gloss * which is a semi-permanent treatment that helps to revitalise all hair colours without changing the tone. It helps to transform dull lack-lustre locks and works by smoothing the cuticle of the hair.  As someone with curly hair that regularly straightens it, I cannot tell you how much my hair needs a product like this. It definitely helped to give my hair a just out of the salon shine.  You wash your hair as normal and then apply a generous amount of The Clear Shine Gloss a

*St Moriz Self Tanning Product Review

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   *I received these products for free but the opinions are my own. Like a lot of people over the last couple of years I haven't been on my usual summer holiday to a hotter climate (hopefully these types of trips will be back for most of us soon), so when I was sent some St Moriz self tanning products* it was very welcome as I am looking very pale and pasty. St Moriz Original Perfect Pins Airbrush Mist * - £4.99 This is a spray on lightweight mist which is fast drying, transfer resistant and is easily washed off at the end of the day.  This is perfect for that unexpected hot summer day where you suddenly have the opportunity to get your legs out which have been hidden most of the year.  I must admit I very rarely wear shorts in this country but this was a great product to use when we had the heatwave a few weeks back.  It gave me a natural looking tan on my legs and was quick and easy to apply and didn't leave stains anywhere (the most important thing with self tanning).  This

*Beauty Hygiene Essentials from Beauty Hygiene Plus Review

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    *I received these products for free but the opinions are my own. I love this great little kit of Beauty Hygiene Essentials * from Beauty Hygiene Plus . The set contains 50ml spray bottles of Quick Dry Beauty Tools Sanitising Spray, Quick Dry Brush Cleaning Spray, Quick Dry Makeup Sanitising Mist and Deep Cleanse Sponge & Brush Wash. The kit also comes with a travel size set of makeup brushes which is a nice touch and comes in a zip bag which makes them easy to carry on your travels. I think many of us are guilty of forgetting (being too lazy!) to wash our makeup brushes and tools on a regular basis and I am horrified to admit it, but I have never sanitised my makeup after use, so this little set is perfect for me. Beauty Hygiene Plus is the consumer product arm of Beauty Science UK who are an established market leader in professional beauty and personal care hygiene products and services. The Beauty Hygiene Plus range features a range of antibacterial and antiviral products

*The Humble Co. Dental Products Review

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  *I received these products for free but the opinions are my own. The Humble Co. was established in 2013 and is based in Sweden. This company was founded by a dentist to design and develop eco-friendly dental products which offer an alternative to the regular plastic products that most of us use. Based on this I was so happy to try these products out. Every Humble purchase goes towards funding projects for the benefit of children in need. You can read more about the companies philosophy here . The Humble brush * has a handle made from 100% biodegradable, sustainably-grown bamboo (the fastest growing plant on earth). Bamboo is also naturally antibacterial which means that there is no need to use fertilisers or pesticides during its cultivation. The Humble brush comes with 1 handle and 3 easily removable brush heads. The box is made from recycled materials, and the individual wrappers on each product inside the box are made from paper and are compostable.  The products are also certi

Cult Beauty Haul Plus Goody Bag Gift With Purchase

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I recently took advantage of the Cult Beauty goody bag offer when you spent £170.  I don't know about you but I always save up my big purchases for times when there is a goody bag offer, because I get to try out loads of new products for free with my purchase.  First of all I will show you what I purchased and then show you the free goody bag that came with it. I stocked up on some more Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 30.  I bought the limited edition 73.9ml supersize.  This cost £40  This is my holy grail sunscreen because it goes on clear and does not leave my skin looking or feeling greasy. Briogeo Curl Charisma Rice Amino + Shea Hydrating Co Wash.  I have tried and loved some other Briogeo products so I thought that I would give this one a try.  I have curly hair that gets so knotty if I use shampoo, so I tend to use products like this one which leaves my hair easy to brush through and with frizz free curls.  This is a new purchase for me, so I will let you know how I get on

*Dentemp Professional Oral Care Kit Review

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*I received this product for free but the opinions are my own. Visiting the dentist is no ones favourite thing to do and like a lot of people I tend to put it off as long as possible but its one of those things that you just have to do. I must admit that I do have a nice, sympathetic dentist who makes sure I'm comfortable with whatever she is doing. That been said I'm always willing to try anything that will make my trip to the dentist as short as possible. I was sent the Dentemp Professional Oral Kit* to try out recently which helps to remove stains, plaque and tartar which I couldn't wait to try out. The kit comes with a Dental Pick, Dental Scaler, Tongue Cleaner and Mirror. Dental Scaler* - Just hold the tool so that the top of the curve is flat against the tooth and gently pull away from the gum line toward the biting edge of each tooth. You can use this product weekly. Dental Pick* - Place the pick at the gum line between the teeth and gently pull away from the gu

*Beverly Hills Formula - Whitening Kit, Mouthwash & Toothpaste Review

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   *I received these products for free but the opinions are my own. I was recently sent some  Beverly Hills Formula Products * to try out and have been using them over the last few weeks and wanted to share my thoughts on them. Beverly Hills Formula Professional White Advanced 2 in 1 Whitening Kit Plus Touch Up Pen * - £25 This is an easy to use teeth whitening kit that you can use at home.  You just place the whitening strips onto the lower teeth first and then the upper teeth and leave on for up to 1 hour.  This is ideal if you work from home like me as I can just sit at my desk working while I am using this product.  After 1 hour you just remove them and rinse your teeth.  There are 28 whitening strips (14 upper and 14 lower).  There is also a whitening pen that you can use for touch ups or on the go which is a perfect size for my handbag when I'm out and about.    Superdrug currently has this product on offer for half price £12.48 here . Beverly Hills Formula Professional White

Space NK Birthday Gift for NDULGE members

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I recently picked up my birthday gift from Space NK and I just wanted to share it with you.  Space NK is one of my favourite beauty stores and I can't resist browsing their website and stores.  I am a member of their loyalty programme NDULGE which has a number of perks, one of which is a free birthday gift.  The gift this year included 4 deluxe size samples and is a great little freebie.   The gift included: Darphin Intral Daily Rescue Serum - 5ml KIEHL'S Retinol Skin-Renewing Daily Micro-Dose Serum - 4ml Malin+Goetz Peppermint Shampoo & Cilantro Hair Conditioner - 10ml each As a member of NDULGE you also receive points for your purchases which is currently 1 point for every £1 spent. You receive a £5 voucher for every 100 points.  You can also top up your points balance by reviewing the products that you buy, for which you will receive 10 points per review (up to a maximum of 10 reviews a month). You may also be invited to exclusive brand events and gain early access to sa

The Cosmetics Company Store Haul

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I occasionally visit the The York Designer Outlet   to grab a few bargains.  Here's a recent haul from The Cosmetics Company Store. Clinique ID Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly (includes the hydrating jelly base 115ml and the active cartridge concentrate for uneven skin tone) 10ml - RRP £38 usual price in store £28.50 I bought it on offer for £15.  Bargain. Clinique ID Dramatically Different Moisturising BB-Gel (includes the moisturising BB-gel 115ml and the active cartridge concentrate for pores and uneven texture) 10ml - RRP £38 paid £28.50 (there was an offer on in store, I think it was if you spent over a certain amount on Clinique that you received a free product I can't remember if it was spend over £30 or £40). Clinique Moisture Surge 72-hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator 30ml.  I received this free for purchasing the 2 items above. I couldn't find an exact match but there was something similar costing £25 on Boots website (I'm presuming the item I received

*Love Yourself Balanced Diet Meal Plan Review

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*I received this product for free but the opinions are my own. I am definitely not a cook, it's not a case of won't cook it's more a case of can't cook I'm rubbish. I have tried to cook over the years but it's very rare that I have made anything decent. I have even tried the meal delivery plans where you are sent the ingredients you need and a step by step plan and I can still make a mess of it, so when I was offered the chance to try out the Love Yourself Balanced Diet Meal Plan* I jumped at the chance. This is not only a meal delivery plan that delivers the meal ready cooked you can also choose the amount of calories you want to eat per day and the plan I was sent was 1500 calories per day which allowed me to stay within my planned calories on my current diet. The meal plan includes 5 meals per day.   They are cooked each day using fresh ingredients and delivered daily each evening.  The meals include breakfast, lunch, dinner and 2 snacks and you can also

*GLO32 Advanced Whitening Stilo With Coconut Oil Review

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      *I received this product for free but the opinions are my own. I was recently sent *GLO32 Advanced Whitening Stilo With Coconut Oil to try out and review.  This product promotes healthier gums and whiter teeth. It's enamel safe and peroxide free and it's formulated with coconut oil for a healthy way to achieve a brighter smile. I have always taken care of my teeth and visit the dentist on a regular basis, but as we age our teeth seem to naturally loose their whiteness and whilst I don't obsess about the colour of my teeth, I would like them to be whiter, so was happy to try out this product. The stilo helps to whiten teeth by gently reducing surface stains and discolouration. The stilo is easy to use by twisting the base of the pen to dispense gel onto the brush. Then apply a layer of gel on the teeth avoiding the gums and leaving the product on for 10 - 20 minutes. The stilo can be used 2 - 3 times a day for optimum results, but there is a warning that people with se

*KELO-COTE Scar Treatment

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    *I received this product for free but the opinions are my own. I was recently sent *KELO-COTE Scar Treatment to try out.  KELO-COTE Scar Treatment helps soften and flatten scars, reduce redness and relieves itching.   This treatment can be used as soon as the wound is closed, stitches are removed or the scab has fallen off.  The affected areas needs to be clean and dry and then you apply a thin layer of the treatment onto the scar twice a day (you do not need to rub it in).  The treatment drys in 5 minutes to form a flexible, waterproof, transparent layer (although you can remove any excess product if it does not dry completely.  You can apply sunscreen and makeup once the treatment is dry. This product is  quick and easy to use.  It forms a thin barrier over any scar and dries as stated in 5 minutes so you don't need to worry about it been wiped off your skin.  I did't notice it on my skin at all as it doesn't tighten over the scar and you really can't tell it'

Primark Reusable Cleansing Pads, Cutlery & Bags plus Instore Recycling Scheme

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Primark is one of those stores that is almost impossible to come out of without purchasing anything.  If any store is responsible for fast fashion then Primark is at the top of the list, so I have been trying to cut back on purchases and at least try to buy products that can be reused instead of thrown away.  Here are some of the reusable products that I have bought recently in Primark. I purchased Alex Steinherr makeup Remover Pads which cost £1.50 for 2 and are like a thick flannel material in a round shape which you can use with water to cleanse your face and remove makeup. The wood cutlery set cost £1.50 and comes with 4 knives, forks and spoons.  I purchased 10 reusable cleansing pads for £2 which are 73% bamboo and 27% cotton and are vegan.  These are a great alternative to face wipes and cotton wool pads and come in a bag that you can keep the used pads in and then throw them straight in the wash. Finally, I purchased a couple of reusable organic cotton shopping bags. The large