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Lush Angels on Bare Skin 11/09/2014

Angel Faced?

Lush Angels on Bare Skin It was my 30th birthday this year and I got thoroughly spoilt by all my loved ones. I am a big fan of Lush as I like what they stand for and enjoy using their products so needless to say I was thrilled with my big box of goodies I received from Lush. One of the items inside was Angels on Bare Skin which is a cleanser. I am quite simple when it comes to my beauty routine. I rarely wear make up and tend to stick to the same products when I cleanse, tone and moisturise so I was rather dubious about using a new cleanser when they one I have been using for years is a firm favourite. Angels on Bare Skin comes in the standard Lush pot which is black with white labels and has a screw top lid. The pot I have contains 100g. Angels on Bare Skin is actually described as a ‘Face & Body Cleanser’ but I have only ever used it on my face. Obviously my cleanser came as part of a gift box but I have just had a look online and a tub containing 100g costs £6.40. Angels on Bare Skin has been inspired by nature as with most Lush products. It has a kaolin clay base which deep cleanses and it also contains finely ground almonds which gently exfoliates away any dead skin. Finally it contains rose oil and lavender oil which soothes and balances your skin. The combination of ingredients is designed to even out your skin tone and leave you with a natural glow. The directions for use read ‘Take a piece of cleanser in the palm of your hand, add a little water and mix into a paste. Massage into the ...

Nestle Aero Bubbles Peppermint 08/09/2014

Bite Size Sweet

Aussie Moist Shampoo 07/09/2014

Awesome Aussie!

Aussie Moist Shampoo Aussie has always been a brand that I have been aware of for probably the last ten years or so but to be honest, I have never bought it because I always thought how expensive it was compared to all the others on the market. After having my second child, I found that my hair was in really bad condition. My normal shampoo just didn’t seem to be cutting it anymore. While I was browsing my local Boots store, I noticed that the Aussie range of products were on special offer and I could buy any of their three products for £10. I still thought this was very expensive compared to the others but I wanted to treat my hair so promptly bought three shampoos. The Aussie range is actually quite plain as far as packaging goes. The bottle of shampoo is a creamy white colour and the writing it a dark purple. All the usual information is written on the front and back of the bottle. The first type of shampoo I tried was from the moist range which is most suitable for dry/damaged hair. The lid is a flip top lid which means it’s very easy to get the shampoo out and I also find it makes it really easy to get out the exact amount you want. The bottle contains 300ml. The shampoo itself is a creamy colour and looks really glossy and silky. It has quite a thick consistency which I love and I have found that a little really does go a long way. Aussie products all seem to have a really distinctive smell to them, although it is actually a really hard smell to describe. To me, it smells most similar ...

Heinz Pure Juice Apple 04/09/2014

Hydrating Heinz

Heinz Pure Juice Apple We have actually had a pretty decent summer for once so it has been lovely to spend my maternity leave out and about taking my children for days out. One thing I always worry about on hot days is ensuring that the children stay hydrated, especially my youngest as he is only 11 months old and isn’t able to ask for a drink himself. I always like to make sure that we have a bottle of Heinz Apple with Spring Water in the fridge. Heinz Apple With Spring Water Heinz Apple with Spring Water is suitable to use from 4 months plus. It is made with spring water, is gluten free, has no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and no added sugar. Heinz claim to have taken the have taken ‘the finest baby grade ingredients’ to create this drink. The juice comes already diluted and ready to drink. Price I tend to do most of my shopping at Tesco and currently, a 750ml bottle of this juice retails at £1.79. It’s not the cheapest product going considering the juice is already diluted so it doesn’t last as long as some of the concentrated juices but it is still reasonably priced. It is worth noting that they quite often have them on special offer where you can get 2 bottles for £2.50 so I tend to stock up! Jacob’s Thoughts Getting Jacob to take a bottle (he was exclusively breasted for 6 months) was a real effort as he just didn’t like it. He eventually took to a bottle but then was reluctant to drink anything other than his usual milk. Now, at 11 months it is safe to say he will eat and ...

VTech First Steps Baby Walker 23/08/2014

One Step Forward...

VTech First Steps Baby Walker I can’t quite believe it but my son has just turned 11 months old! He has just got to the stage where he is attempting to walk. There are all kinds of toys on the market that are aimed at encouraging your baby to walk. I also have a two year old toddler and we kept many of her toys so we were bale to pass they onto her sibling. The v-tech walker we actually purchased from a bootfair for £5 because the one we bought for my daughter was incredibly pink and I thought it would be nice for her brother to have to boy version of the same toy - the V-tech baby walker. The vtech baby walker that we bought for Jacob is yellow with red wheels are a red holding bar. The two legs are blue in colour. On the front of the walker is a board which clips on and off the walker so can be used independently or as part of the walker when it is clipped on. The board is white in colour and has a whole manner of things to play with on it. As I already mentioned, we bought this walker from a bootfair for £5 but I have had a quick look online and they seem to retail at around £25 - £35 depending on where you buy them from. Going back to the board on the walker, I will talk you through the various activities for your baby to play with on the board. To start with there are three wheels which are interlocked so that when your baby spins one of the wheels, the others spin too. As well as spinning, the wheels can also be pushed in and out. Jacob seems to really enjoy things that spin so he really enjoys ...

Hipp Organic Spaghetti Carbonara 31/07/2014

Special Spaghetti

Hipp Organic Spaghetti Carbonara My 10 month old son is fed with mostly home made purees but occasionally, when we are out and about, it is much easier to take a jar of baby food with us. When we went on our first family holiday to France last month we stocked up on plenty of jarred foods for him to enjoy and we didn’t know how readily available baby food would be where we were staying. We bought the jars while doing our weekly shop at Tesco’s and were pleased to find that the Hipp Organic jars were on special offer and we bought 10 jars for £6 which I actually thought was pretty reasonable. One of the varieties we bought was the Spaghetti Carbonara which belongs to the stage two section of the Hipp Organic range meaning it is suitable for 7 months plus. The jar contains 250g and is made from glass with a screw top lid. You will be pleased to know that the Spaghetti Carbonara contains omega three oils and it is also gluten free, wheat free and lactose free. The Spaghetti Carbonara is designed to be lumpy / textured so it contains thin strips of spaghetti mixed with a white sauce and small pieces of ham. It is designed to get your baby used to lumps while also being soft enough that it doesn’t pose any risk to your baby. The food can be warmed by either standing the jar is boiling water or in the microwave. I have heated in with both these methods and to be honest, they both work as well as each other but obviously standing it in boiling water does take much longer. Upon opening the jar you can clearly ...

Jurys Inn, Southampton 24/07/2014

Satisfying Southampton Stay

Ancol Ergo Slicker Brush 20/07/2014

Looking Slick

Organix Organic Finger Foods Crunchy Tomato Slices 7mth+ 18/07/2014

Tasty Tomato!

Organix Organic Finger Foods Crunchy Tomato Slices 7mth+ I am incredibly lucky that both my children love their food! So naturally I am always looking for ways to introduce new foods and textures to them – especially my youngest Jacob who is nearly 10 months old. Jacob now eats three ‘meals’ and day but I also like to ensure he has plenty of items to snack on throughout the day. These snack items can also be incredibly useful when you are out for dinner and need to give your baby something to nibble on while you are eating your own food. This is where the Organix range of crisps come in very handy. Organix launched in 1992 and are committed to never adding anything unnecessary. Their slogan is that they have a ‘No junk promise’. They believe that organic ingredients coupled with delicious recipes can encourage a life long love of food. Their finger foods are designed to help your child develop good hand to eye co-ordination as well as learning about different tastes and textures. The Organix tomato slices come in a pretty standard crisp packet. The packet is bright red and has a picture of the crisp and a picture of tomatoes across the front. Each packet contains 20g and retails at 75p. They belong in the stage 2 section of the Organix range which means they are suitable from 7 months onwards. The tomato slice crisp is quite large and is circular in shape. The crisp is a little bit bigger than a 50 pence piece and actually not too dis-similar in shape. It looks kind of like a bicycle wheel with spokes running from the outside ...

Organix Organic Finger Foods Crunchy Carrot Sticks 7mth+ 15/07/2014

Crunchy Carrot Crisps

Organix Organic Finger Foods Crunchy Carrot Sticks 7mth+ My son Jacob has been eating a variety of foods for about the last 2 months now and a firm favourite with him are the Organix crisps. Jacob took a while getting used to lumpier food and used to gag a lot throughout his mealtimes so in order to encourage him to try different textured food, I bought him a packet of Organix Crunchy Carrot Sticks as I thought these would be a good compromise. I bought the Organix Carrot crisps at Tescos while I was doing my local shop. The main reason I bought this brand was because they were on special offer and I managed to get three packets for £2.00. Usually they retail at 75p per packet. Organix launched in 1992 and are committed to never adding anything unnecessary. Their slogan is that they have a ‘No junk promise’. They believe that organic ingredients coupled with delicious recipes can encourage a life long love of food. Their finger foods are designed to help your child develop good hand to eye co-ordination as well as learning about different tastes and textures. The Organix carrot sticks come in a crisp packet which is exactly the same as a standard crisp packet except that the packet itself it a little bigger. The packet is orange all over and has Organix written on the front. The picture shows some carrot alongside what looks just like Wotsits. Each packet contains 20g. The crisp itself is actually much larger then I expected it to be with it being probably about 6cm long but 2cm high. The crisp look identical to a Wotsit but ...

Lamaze Mitten the Kitten 13/07/2014

Mitten The Kitten

Lamaze Mitten the Kitten I have a daughter who is two and a half and a son who is nearly 10 months and between them, I am pretty sure they have nearly every Lamaze toy going. One of the toys in their ever expanding collection is the Lamaze Mitten the Kitten. Lamaze are well known (at least to most parents) for producing baby toys that are aimed to help with all the various developmental stages your baby will go through. All their toys are bright with plenty of contrasting colours and they nearly always feature a black and white checked pattern on part of the toy. Again, as most parents will know, a newborn baby has pretty poor vision so the contrasting colours on the Lamaze toys are meant to be quite attractive to babies. Also, baby can process black and white from quite a young age – hence the black and white checked pattern on most of their toys. Mitten the Kitten is one of the larger Lamaze toys and is probably a good 20cm tall and probably about 25cm long. The main part of his body is a bright orange/yellow colour and each of his legs is a different colour. The tops of all his feet are stripy and the bottoms of his feet are all black and white with varying patterns. The toy is made from various textures, like the tops of the feet are woollen and the ears feel like satin making it interesting for your baby to feel all over the toy. The two front paws are attached to a plastic ring that’s has three stars attached to it. Your baby can move the stars around the ring and my children really enjoyed ...

Hipp Organic Vegetable Lasagne 11/07/2014

Lovely Lasagne

Hipp Organic Vegetable Lasagne I feed my nine month old son on home made purees but occasionally it is difficult like if we are out all day or on holiday. So on our recent holiday to France we stocked up on plenty of jarred foods for him to enjoy and we didn’t know how readily available baby food would be where we were staying. We bought the jars while doing our weekly shop at Tesco’s and were pleased to find that the Hipp Organic jars were on special offer and we bought 10 jars for £6 which I actually thought was pretty reasonable. One of the varieties we bought was the Vegetable Lasagne which belongs to the stage two section of the Hipp Organic range meaning it is suitable for 7 months plus. The jar contains 250g and is made from glass with a screw top lid. The vegetable lasagne is described as being ‘lasagne pasta and mixed vegetables in a creamy tomato and cheese sauce.’ You will be pleased to know that it also contains two portions of your baby daily vegetable intake. It is also gluten free, wheat free and lactose free. The vegetable lasagne is designed to be lumpy / textured so it contains lumps of pasta and vegetables to get your baby used to lumps while also being soft enough that it doesn’t pose any risk to your baby. The food can be warmed by either standing the jar is boiling water or in the microwave. I have heated in with both these methods and to be honest, they both work as well as each other but obviously standing it in boiling water does take much longer. Upon opening the jar you can ...

What The Ladybird Heard - Julia Donaldson 05/07/2014

What The Ladybird Heard!

Hipp Organic Mixed Vegetable Medley 03/07/2014

Smooth Medley

Hipp Organic Mixed Vegetable Medley On our recent family holiday, we decided to take a selection of jarred baby food for our nine month old son. At home, he is fed on home made purees but obviously it wasn’t possible to take these with us so we decided to get him some jars of baby food. We tend to do our weekly shopping at Tescos and while we were there we noticed that the Hipp Organic baby food jars were on special offer and we got 10 jars for £6 which I thought was quite reasonable. One of the flavours we bought was a Mixed Vegetable Medley. The Mixed Vegetable Medley belongs in the stage one section of the Hipp Organic range which means it is suitable for 4 months plus. The jar contains 250g and is made from glass with a screw top metal lid. The Mixed Vegetable Medley contains carrots, potatoes, cauliflower and peas. One jar also contains two portions of your baby’s daily vegetable intake. It is also gluten free, wheat free, lactose free, and nut free. The Mixed Vegetable Medley is from the very first range of food they do so it is completely pureed with no lumps. The food can be warmed by standing the jar is boiling water or by popping the jar in the microwave. I have heated it with both these methods and to be honest, they both work as well as each other but obviously standing it in boiling water does take a fair bit longer. Once you open the jar you can clearly see that the food inside is completely pureed and smooth and is a dark orange colour. I tasted some of the puree to make sure the food was ...

Hipp Organic Spaghetti Bolognese 02/07/2014

Baby Bolognese

Hipp Organic Spaghetti Bolognese We recently went on holiday for the first time as a family of four with our two children who are two years old and nine months old. At home, our nine month old is fed on home made purees but obviously it wasn’t possible to take these with us so we decided to get him some jars of baby food. While shopping at our local Tescos we noticed that the Hipp Organic baby food jars were on special offer and we managed to get 10 jars for £6 which I didn’t think was too bad. One of the flavours we bought was Spaghetti Bolognese. The Spaghetti Bolognese belongs in the stage three section of the Hipp Organic range which means it is suitable for 10 months plus. The jar contains 250g and is made from glass with a screw top metal lid. The spaghetti Bolognese contains tomatoes, onions, celeriac and carrots and one jar contains two portions of your baby’s daily vegetable intake. It also contains no added salt, no added preservatives and no artificial colours. The spaghetti Bolognese is designed to be textured so it contains very small, thin strands of spaghetti which are nice and soft. The food can be warmed by either standing the jar is boiling water or in the microwave. I have heated in with both these methods and to be honest, they both work as well as each other but obviously standing it in boiling water does take much longer. Upon opening the jar you can see the chunks within the food. You can also smell the tomatoes and herbs. I myself am not a meat eater but my partner has tried ...
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