Tuesday, 19 May 2015

TanOrganic - Emma Hannigan supporting campaign to raise money for cancer research.

Author hit with cancer 9 times supports TanOrganic in fundraising for vital research
through sales at new stockists, Waitrose
TanOrganic is proud to announce that Emma Hannigan, well-known author of The Summer Guest and Talk to the Headscarf, is on-board supporting their campaign to raise money for cancer research.

Emma has beaten cancer eight times and is currently undergoing treatment for her ninth bout of the disease.
Emma turned to writing to alleviate the boredom of lying in hospital beds all too frequently, and is now a highly successful author. She carries the BRCA1 cancer gene and despite having her breasts and ovaries removed to reduce her likelihood of contracting the disease, she was first diagnosed in 2007.
TanOrganic, the world’s first eco-certified self-tanning brand, has teamed up with Emma to raise money for cancer research through TanOrganic products sold through Waitrose. Emma strongly believes that without research and the new treatments discovered daily, she wouldn’t be here today.
From every bottle sold in the 115 Waitrose stores across the UK that stock the award winning products, TanOrganic will donate 35p to cancer research charities.
Emma is a big fan of the TanOrganic range, which offers six all natural and organic products, expertly created to be kind to skin.
Emma said:
“Going through cancer treatment can leave you feeling utterly horrific.  Not only do you suffer the internal physical effects of these aggressive treatments, but also external physical side effects such as hair loss and a rather unattractive blue tinge to the skin.
“Making yourself feel attractive can be difficult, but can also make you feel better in yourself. That’s why I love TanOrganic. When going through treatment, you are limited to what beauty products you can use as many contain carcinogens and can be harmful. TanOrganic, being 100% natural and organic, is one of the best brands I’ve used over the years as it’s safe and effective.
“I can get a lovely golden glow and cover up that horrible blue tinge. One step closer to ‘normal’ me.”
Noelle O’Connor, Founder of TanOrganic, added:
“When I met Emma, I was immediately inspired by her story – she has overcome cancer so many times and yet remains so positive about life.  I am delighted that Emma is on board with the TanOrganic campaign to raise awareness and money for cancer research, without which Emma may not be here with us today. I am an avid supporter of organic products and I’m thrilled to know that TanOrganic products have helped Emma and others going through cancer treatment feel a bit more like themselves again.”

Monday, 18 May 2015

Ace Gentle

No saggy bottoms here: why swimwear needs help to stay looking great
Swimwear is subjected to so many different agents that can harm the fabric, which is why leading stain remover and detergent booster, ACE Gentle, is giving advice on how to keep it feeling and looking great this summer.

Whether swimwear is used for swimming in a pool or in the sea, or simply for sunbathing it’s exposed to a wide range of substances. Any one of them is capable of damaging the fibres, affecting the elasticity over time and fading the fabric.  Put together a combination of these substances, for example sea water, suntan lotion, perspiration and body oils, and it’s easy to see that swimwear needs more attention than a quick rinse in cold water.
Caring for swimwear means giving it an initial rinse in cool water after it’s removed, following up with a gentle hand wash as soon as possible.  Rinsing alone won’t remove salt water or chlorine, which is why ACE Gentle is the perfect choice to gently clean a swimsuit, removing the harmful substances from the fabric and keeping the colours true. 
ACE’s unique patented polymer technology lifts these substances away from the fabric and doesn’t allow any of it to re-settle, so swimwear is given a new lease of life at every wash. After washing, gently squeeze the swimwear (don’t wring) and lay it flat to dry away from direct sunshine.

Kevin Day, from Robinson Young, UK distributor of ACE said:
“Swimming is a fabulous activity for all ages and keeping everyone’s swimwear in tip-top condition doesn’t have to be a chore. ACE Gentle is perfect for dealing with salt water and a whole range of chemicals, yet it’s gentle enough to care for the fabric and keep the colours bright”.
ACE is currently available from Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, some Asda stores and Poundland.  One litre of ACE Gentle Classic retails at £1.99 and ACE capsules retail at £3.99 for 14.  A 700ml bottle of ACE Gentle is also available from Poundland.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

#MagicSquaresPlaydates Linky Challenge

This post is an entry for BritMums #MagicSquaresPlaydates Linky Challenge, sponsored by Petits Filous.

Magic Squares lets kids experience two delicious flavours in one like never before, whilst still getting all the goodness of Petits Filous, the UK’s #1 kids yogurt and fromage frais brand.

Whether it’s finding new craft projects, exploring outside or learning through play, we’d love to hear how you Mix Up the Magic on playdates to help make your kids’ playtime fun and imaginative, and what you think of the new Petits Filous Magic Squares range

Available in two delicious varieties, Strawberry & Vanilla Flavour and Raspberry & Vanilla Flavour, the unique quadrant shape of the Petits Filous Magic Squares range creates a new eating experience and allows kids to mix up the magic. Whether they taste one flavour at a time, experiment with a mouthful of each, or totally mix it up, kids will love exploring the delicious new flavours.  Not only is it great tasting, Petits Filous Magic Squares provides calcium and vitamin D for strong bones. Fresh dairy products contain calcium, but not all of them have Vitamin D, which helps absorb the calcium. Petits Filous contains both calcium and Vitamin D which help build strong bones. 
Leo is currently 9 and struggles making friends or even going on play dates, however the few we have had we have done -
1) - Xbox party - the other child brings around his games, we get out the Kinect put the xbox in the lounge on the 32inch tv, move the furniture and allow the boys to kick each others butt on minecraft, skylanders, Disney, dance ect!
2) - soft play - Nothing the kids love more, over than running around like crazy, shouting and screaming, the boys especially love chasing the girls at this age! running around zooming down the slides and firing the balls at anyone in site!
3) - Lazer Quest - This is a huge hit, dim the lights and let them lose with the lazer guns! - this is run in my local soft play on various evenings, the kids love it and it gives adults time to read a book, catch up with each other and sip hot choc!
4)- Party in the Park - Nothing better than meeting al your mates at the park, spending time running around playing football or going on the zip wire, again mum can just sit and relax which the kids have fun!
5) - Picnic take the kids out, pack a scrummy picnic , finger sandwich's, cheese, fruit, magic squares, and chocolate. why not take a bat and ball or a football and play some games together?
I am a huge fan of Petits Filous I could not wait to try #MagicSquares
Emma Louise Dunn's photo.
As always these were amazing and tasted great, I would defiantly by these again! I love how this range has 2 flavours in One and you can mix them up, or eat one at a time! Yummy and very more ish!
*I was sent a £15 Tesco Voucher to enable me to give a honest review on this product

Just A Coffee Meet!

During the past week I have been getting to know a guy I meet online, spending most days chatting sending endless smiles and doing the obvious flirting.

Unlike other men I have encountered on this website, some how he seemed different, and we kinda clicked, so oddly I sent him my number ( which is very very rare even for me). I just had to wait for him to text me, which finally he did.

As our chats went on and I started to learn more about him, I new that I wanted to meet him, and get to know this person behind the texts. Our chats would often lead to late night texts,  often ending in me falling asleep (which makes me feel terrible!).

On Friday evening he told me he was going to head into town, as he needed to get him mum and nephew a birthday gift. So once I woke up Sat morning after my short amount of sleep, I text him asking if he wanted too meet.

I new it wasn't going to be easy, and I new I had to some how drag Leo out - as you have read before, I don't tend to go anywhere with Leo too meet any men, but as my previous post  ( First date - its a first) says, I have a child, so they have to get on with them two, (needless to say that first child meet date came to nothing, in fact after 2 days he didn't contact me again, even when I contacted him! )

I got excited at the chance to put a face to the texts, and had a shower put my make up on, dryed my hair,  and found something half descent to wear, I then got leo ready , and promised him I would buy him a game once he came home, also that we needed to get him some new shoes.

As we headed to town in the taxi, it was a little scary, but end the day I am me, if someone does not like me then that's down to them, I cant make someone. we headed for Costco - no idea what this guy really looked like other the the pics I had seen online. As Leo and I entered the store there was a guy stood there, at first I wasn't sure if it was him or not, I assumed so...

He approached us and said hello and offered to buy us a drink - Obviously me being me I refused and bought him a drink instead. Leo had a coke and a cake, he was happy. I also made sure that I charged my phone, so it would keep him quite and sitting still - all he wanted to do was go home and play on xbox!

I tried to talk to the new mystery man I had really wanted to meet up, at times Leo butting in, but I got the impression he was a nice guy, that dressed well and looked after himself. we spent some time together, as he came with Leo and I around the shops we needed to go in. It was a shame, that Leo was not in a shopping mood that day other wise, I would of gone to all the shops that the mystery man wanted to and helped him get gifts for his family, if he wanted me too.

After I left him I sent a cheeky message and the messages continued :)

TOO be Continued...

Monday, 11 May 2015

Ping Pong Mat Genie Gadgets

Next lemon Fizz Nail polish review

I was wanting a summer nail varnish, I had looked in a few stores but was having trouble finding the yellow i was looking for.
As it was my sisters birthday and i needed to get her something, my mum and I headed for Next , we saw some nice items, and got my sister some perfume for her birthday.
However as we where paying, I noticed this Nail varnish, in lemon fizz. I put on two coats and it looks great. However i would say it is not as bright as i had wanted its more mustard colour.
I applied a top coat and have worn this for over 2 weeks so far, it does not seem to chip easily as i have had with other polish.

I cant seem to see these on the website, but they had a few colours on the tills in Poole retail park.


Saturday, 9 May 2015

Blake Lively's Hairstylist Unveils Hair Secrets

Blake Lively's Hairstylist Unveils Hair Secrets
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