Thursday, 8 December 2016

Christmas Jumper Day

SILLY JUST GOT SERIOUS!

Friday 16th December 2016 sees a whole host of celebrities including James Corden, Fleur East, Myleene Klass, Jon Snow, Jack Whitehall and Conor Maynard support the return of Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day

This year, Save the Children’s annual Christmas Jumper Day is taking place on Friday 16th December.

Silliness will be sweeping the nation as schools, homes and offices across the country will be ditching their day-to-day dress for as daft as they dare for Save the Children.

From technicolour festive knits festooned with reindeer antlers, turning up to date night dressed like a figgy pudding and spending hours in front of the mirror trying to balance their baubles,  we’re expecting everyone to take their silliness very seriously this Christmas Jumper Day!

This year, a whole host of celebrities are co-knitted to Christmas Jumper Day. James Corden, Jack Whitehall, Fleur East, Myleene Klass, Jess Wright, Jon Snow, Freddie Flintoff, Jamie Redknapp, Claire Richards, Ashley Jensen, Conor Maynard, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Wretch 32 and Rylan Clark. have all popped on a pullover to mark their support for the campaign.

The best bit is that all this silliness has a serious purpose. By sticking on a daft sweater, signing up and donating £2 to Save the Children (£1 if you’re at school) at christmasjumperday.org, you’ll be saving children’s lives, and helping the charity do whatever it takes to make sure the world’s forgotten children get the chance to have a brighter future.

If your festive sweater from last year just isn’t silly enough, why not head to your nearest Save the Children store where we’re calling out for people to donate their unwanted Christmas jumpers? You could also pick up an even sillier sweater at the same time! 

This year, as the headline sponsor of Christmas Jumper Day, Papa John’s will dough-nate™ 50p to Save the Children for every XXL pizza sold, including its limited edition festive pizza. This promotion will run from 21st November 2016 to 2nd January 2017. And to help people get into the woolly spirit Papa John's will be creating giant pizzas made entirely from jumpers in key locations around the country! Dates and locations to follow.

To celebrate Christmas Jumper Day WHSmith will stock two Christmas Jumper Day bears called Benji and Bruno. The bears, who are sporting their very own festive knits, will be sold in WHSmith High Street stores across the UK and online from 3rd October, retailing for £4.99 with £1 being donated to Save the Children for every bear sold.

All money raised through your woolly-wearing could help give a child living in a refugee camp clothes to keep them warm through winter, help us buy nutritious food for their entire family, or set up a safe space to give children the chance to be children again. It could also help us bring essentials like healthcare, education, protection and food to the millions of children around the world who are missing out on the most basic support. All this, just by wearing a daft jumper – it’s a very silly way to solve some very serious problems!

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

The Vintage Cosmetic Company


The Vintage Cosmetic Company is a British beauty brand with a difference.  They offer a range of high quality beauty accessories but with a unique, feminine, ‘darling’ personality - one that harks back to the glamour and charm of the 1950’s.
The continued and growing fascination with everything ‘vintage’ has caused the brand to grow extensively over the past couple of years.
In its relatively short lifespan The Vintage Cosmetic Company has attracted an ever-growing fan base from retailers, press and the wonderful world of celebrities. Their fast expanding product range means they can react to the everyday beauty needs of women everywhere, combining affordability, efficacy and elegance with charm and glamour. Products include eyelashes, beauty tools (tweezers, manicure sets, eyelash curlers), makeup brushes, hair accessories, gift sets and more.
The Vintage Cosmetic Company products can be found at www.thevintagecosmeticcompany.com and other key retailers including Boots, John Lewis, Debenhams and Feel Unique.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Win with SudoCrem and Win on this post!


Beat  the  Sudocrem  Christmas Chaos  game  for  the  chance  to WIN  BIG!    
Sudocrem has launched a brand new game
for Christmas and are giving away £100s worth of
instant prizes! In this exciting mobile Facebook game, users are asked to save the North Pole from the Nappy Rash Gremlins. To stop the gremlins, users must tap the parachutes to stop them in their tracks and earn points! If users manage to collect enough points theycould winan INSTANT prize!
That’s not all! 
The Nappy Rash Gremlins have been joined by two new characters- Scrapes & Graze! These pesky critters take two taps to earn a point, sousers must keep their eyes peeled for them! 
Prizes include:
•  10 x Amazon Kindles
•  5 x £20 Mothercare vouchers
•  15 x £10 Amazon vouchers
•  25 x Sudocrem Goody Bags
•  And much, much more!
To take part in the Christmas Chaos game,all entrants have to do is:
1.  Find Sudocrem on Facebook (www.facebook.com/sudocrem)
2.  Click on the ‘Christmas Chaos’ app 

3.  The user must enter their details and begin to play
4.  If the user beats the game, they will be entered into the instant win prize draw
5.  Entrants can play everyday and earn extra goes too!

About Sudocrem
For over 85 years Sudocrem has been a mum’s trusted, go
-to brand to help soothe, heal and protect the whole family from life’s little dramas. It’s simple and effective ingredients have made it a versatile stalwart of every home, and the brand you can always turn to in times of need. 
Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream
The original cream in the iconic grey pot. Used by millions of mums, dads and healthcare professionals to treat the sore skin caused by nappy rash. It’s the product trusted to go into every new mother’s Bounty pack on leaving hospital. It can also be used to treat cuts and grazes, eczema, sunburn, minor burns, acne and bedsores.For the treatment of nappy rash. Always read the label. 
Sudocrem Care & Protect
Sudocrem Care & Protect is a nappy rash ointment, designed specifically for babies that offers TRIPLE PROTECTION against the causes of nappy rash by:
1. Creating a protective barrier that seals in the skin’s natural moisture and protects even the most delicate skin against external irritants.
2. Conditioning the skin- Vitamin E and Pro Vitamin B5 helps to protect the skin and keep it soft,healthy and moisturised. Pro Vitamin B5 has been shown to act as an anti
-inflammatory on skin, and acts both as a moisturiser and an aid tostimulate the skin’s natural healing processes.
3. Guarding against infection- As well as sealing in the good stuff,Sudocrem Care & Protect acts as a barrier to protect delicate skin from the bad stuff, like the chemicals in urine and poo, and from chafing and rubbing.Clever packaging means thatSudocrem’s Care & Protect is ultra-handy for multi-tasking mums. A hinged flip-top gives quick, mess-free access to the ointment using just one hand, with no stray screw-
caps tempting baby fingers to play with what they shouldn’t. No more searching for dropped caps in nappies, rugs and blankets!
RRP for 30g tube
- £3.99, 40g tube - £4.99, 50g tube - £5.99. Available in all good supermarkets. 
I have 2 goodie bags to win - 
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  Uk entries only, winners need to respond in 24hrs to get there sudocrem pack sent out by Pr Company. 



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Monday, 5 December 2016

New Study Shows Mums Really Are Better at Buying a Present!

Sorry Dad, Mums Really Are Better! New Study Shows Who Buys the Better Present
A new study, conducted by personalised gifting website, www.ijustloveit.co.uk, has shown that the majority of people prefer Christmas gifts from their mothers, and do not like buying for, or receiving, gifts from their fathers.
Over 10% of people enjoy buying for mothers; whilst only 1% of people enjoy buying for their fathers. People would rather buy for their pets (1.40%) than their dads!
It seems that mothers really do know best when it comes to festive buying, with fathers falling short in terms of their present-buying skills, as well as being difficult to buy for.
  • Over 10% of participants look forward to receiving a gift from their mum, and a measly 2% from their dads.
Parents are not the only ones who are setting the bar high. The majority of those asked have put their partners on a pedestal when it comes to Christmas gifts.  
  • Over 30% of people asked most look forward to receiving gifts from their partners
  • However, it seems men prefer buying for their partners compared to women. Only 18% of women enjoy buying for their spouses, compared to almost 35% of men.
Unfortunately, fathers are not the only people who have a bad reputation. Results have shown that very few of us enjoy buying, or receiving gifts from our grandparents.
  • The survey revelead that only 0.45% of those asked said that they enjoyed buying or receiving presents from their grandparents.
Christmas is especially magical when you’re at a young age. The idea of Santa Claus paying you a visit followed by smiling faces on Christmas morning are never forgotten. It comes as no surprise then, that buying gifts for children has come out on top during the Christmas season, with almost 40% of the vote. 
This survey was taken by I Just Love It, a personalised gifting website with over 4,500 customisable products. The website prides itself on being able to provide the perfect personalised present regardless of the recipient.
Kevin Sears, Ecommerce director at IJustLoveIt.co.uk, said: “Christmas should be all about food, friends, family and good times, without the worry of quality or the expense of gifts hanging over our heads.
These survey results show that the meaning of Christmas has somewhat shifted to the importance of present buying. Although this shouldn’t be the case, eliminate the stress of giving an unwanted gift and treat someone to a unique, personalised keepsake they can treasure,” he adds.
Other survey results include:
  • Over 47% of females enjoy buying for children the most, compared to only 30% of males.
  • The mother/father divide strikes again within both genders. Only 11% of women and under 10% of men enjoying giving gifts to their mothers, and a miniscule 1% enjoying giving gifts to their fathers.
  • Of all the people asked, nearly 60% (57.35%) of them had said they have received ‘unwanted’ gifts at Christmas, with over 50% (53.01%) of them choosing to then give them away, and 25% (25.20%) of people choosing to sell them. Over 40% (41.85%) of people are currently buying for 6-10 people, so potentially, of those people, at least half will give their gifts away.
  • Over 40% (44.75%) of those asked said they would spend between £100 - £300 in total on Christmas gifts. That’s nearly 50% less than data acquired in 2015.
  • The Selfie Stick was voted the worst Christmas present to receive at 40% of the overall vote, equally split between both men (38.57%) and women (40.88%).

Sunday, 4 December 2016

VitaMatcha Green Tea

VitaMatcha is the green tea brand currently taking the UK public by storm. It is simply powdered green tea leaves and therefore one of the most potent types of green tea in the world carrying a huge amount of health benefits. One of the main health pulls of Matcha tea is that you consume the whole green tea plant rather than the common watered-down extract. Two grams of VitaMatcha per day is equivalent to 20 cups of green tea per day in terms of nutritional value and antioxidant content. Traditionally, Matcha tea is whisked in to hot water but you can experiment with recipes and put it in to milk, fruit juice and smoothies for example.
A few key VitaMatcha facts include:
  • VitaMatcha has 70 times the antioxidants of orange juice
  • VitaMatcha has 200 times the antioxidants of apple juice
  • VitaMatcha has 10 times the polyphenols and antioxidants of other teas
  • VitaMatcha has 9 times the beta-carotene of spinach
  • Health benefits of VitaMatcha include:
  • VitaMatcha is full of anti-oxidants
  • VitaMatcha rehydrates you better than water
  • VitaMatcha boosts metabolism
  • VitaMatcha contains no calories
VitaMatcha has brought this century old traditional drink which is hugely popular in Japan, to the UK. They have designed a special pouch which contains the exact amount of Matcha you need daily to live a healthy lifestyle, whether at work, at home or out and about. Also, it is worth noting that Matcha is an adaptable super food which you can season on foods and salads and even use to create pancakes and cookies.
VitaMatcha has positioned itself to be the next big thing to hit the commercial health industry. Due to its huge beneficial properties and marketing appeal, they believe it can continue to make a big impact on the market. VitaMatcha has taken a healthy product with countless benefits and designed a creative, attractive and appealing brand which thousands of people are buying in to daily.
All VitaMatcha products are available online now at www.vitamatcha.com. They have a big Instagram following at: www.instagram.com/vitamatcha/.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Ideal World Skinn Cosmetics



Adored by everyday women, make-up artists, bloggers and journalists alike, Skinn Cosmetics are again extending their wonderful UK range exclusively at Ideal World. This time their range is extending with the Enlightened Radiance Concentrate: Targeted Discolouration Diminisher.
Designed to act as a highlighter, but also to dramatically improve the appearance of skin  discolouration with its rich blend of natural skin brightening extracts and antioxidants. With a wonderful mix of Gorj Berry, Licorice and five stabilized forms of Vitamin C, this concentrate works to help fade the look of dark spots while also shielding the skin from free radicals. Enriched with Vitamin B, it’s also ultra-moisturising and soothing too.
Use morning and night, massage a pea sized amount onto dark spots, hyper-pigmented areas, as well as the neck, decollete and hands and your skin will look and feel brighter and more radiant.
Available exclusively from Ideal World, tune in live from 9pm on Thursday 1st December and get the Enlightened Radiance Concentrate for only £19.99, or take advantage of some of the Christmas Special Offers and exclusive bundles.
Stay connected with the home of shopping TV, Ideal World, on Sky 654, Freeview 22, Virgin 747, Freesat 812 and at  www.idealworld.tv.

Friday, 2 December 2016

I Just Love It Personalised Christmas Box


I Just Love It Launches New Personalised Christmas Eve Boxes
Personalised gifting website, ijustloveit.co.uk, today launches a range of new Christmas Eve Boxes to add a touch of festive sparkle to the holidays.
The new range of Christmas Eve Boxes have been designed to help bring a family even closer, as well as to evoke excitement in little ones.
Each box is adorned with wooden decorations and printed images, made from 100% natural, unfinished, birch plywood, which means each box will slightly differ in terms of appearance, making them even more unique.
The new range includes;

Personalised Wooden Kids Christmas Eve Box / £34.99
The perfect gift to get a child ready in time for Santa. Fill it with sweets, reindeer food and even a letter from the big man himself. It can be personalised with any name (up to 10 characters) above the words ‘Christmas Eve Box’, which are printed as standard.

Personalised Family Christmas Eve Wooden Box / £34.99
It’s not just children who get excited during the Christmas period. Fill this family box with DVDs, hot chocolate sachets and sweet treats to get everyone ready for bed time. It can be personalised with a family name (10 characters), a choice of year (since 2001), up to six first names (10 characters) as well as a choice of six Snowmen sizes, which are printed as standard along with the words ‘Collecting Christmas Memories’.

Personalised Family Memories Christmas Keepsake Box / £34.99
For those who have their own Christmas Eve traditions, this box is a great place to keep yearly reminders safe. Pop in favourite cards, small Christmas baubles ready for next year, or even photographs from every Christmas, to reminisce over the following year. It can be personalised with a family name (10 characters), as well as a choice of five additional first names (10 characters). ‘Christmas Eve Box’ and ‘making Christmas memories together’ are printed as standard.
Each box is also delivered with a wooden heart and bow on the lock clasp which is etched with the words ‘Do not open until the 24th December!’
The boxes are available now on I Just Love it, priced at £34.99 each.
Kevin Sears, Ecommerce director at IJustLoveIt.co.uk, said: “Celebrating Christmas Eve has almost become as important as Christmas Day itself, with many using the day to spend quality time with the family, organising last minute gifts and preparing for the following day.
“These personalised boxes are beautiful, unique keepsakes, which can be used year after year by the whole family.” he adds.