Wednesday 20 June 2018

#FiveFaves from June

It's been a little while since I last did one of these round ups but I do enjoy them, so here's just three things that I have been reading, using or trying out this month which I really rate, all for different reasons...

1. Happy, by Fearne Cotton

I like a book that I can dip in and out of and this one is full of positivity, tips and just nice words. I am a fan of Fearne any way and it's nice to take a little time out to read this and reflect on life and what truly makes me happy.

There's a lot to be said for 'letting go of perfect'...

2. JML Flawless

Look, there's not a lot that can be done to make the subject of hair removal 'sexy'. You have unwanted hair, you find a way to get rid of it. Well, something that they don't really tell you, or people don't seem to talk about openly, is how as you get older, you start getting more hair. Where you don't want it. At random.

Now, I'll come clean and will admit that for a couple of years now, I have had a few small hairs appear on my chin, one near my lip and a couple from moles on my face. They grow thicker, or darker, or longer and I can feel them when I gently stroke my face. Occasionally, a particularly bad boy will surface on my neck and I wonder how on earth I hadn't spotted it before.

I've used a trimmer before to keep them in check, although I pluck the thicker ones that grow in the same two places on my chin once a month. Aren't you glad I'm sharing with you?! You might be, as if you have the same trouble as me, you might like this handy new beauty device.

It's called Flawless (now £19.99), it's compact in design with on-trend rose gold trim and it trims down unwanted hair so it's practically flush with your skin. It's a precision trimmer that  has a flat surface, so you simply sweep it over the area you want to rid of fine hairs, and voila, they're gone!

There's a handy light emitted when you use it, which makes it a bit easier to be precise, and it takes no time at all, with no pain either.

I was a bit nervous at first that if I used this, the hair would grow back darker or thicker next time, but personally, after one month of use, I haven't found this to be the case. I have very fine, light hairs between my eyebrows that tweezing is a real pain and waxing is the best way to get rid of them, but I have used Flawless now and it gets rid within seconds.

Really worth checking out if you have hairs here or there to keep in check - oh, the delights of getting older!!

* Gifted, all views my own.

3. Wet Wipes... in a bottle!

Like many mums, wet wipes are a staple and a godsend. They couldn't make like much easier as a new mum if they tried, and can be used for so many things. For over five years now, I have always had a pack close to hand; in my bag, one in the car and certainly for trips out (is it just Ethan, or are kids ALWAYS sticky?!).

But with all the news around plastic and other waste at the minute (we've been watching Planet Earth II) I have to admit I am thinking about some of our habits and how helpful, or harmful, they could be.

And did you know, the government has announced plans to ban wet wipes in 25 years? This followed charity Thames21 recording the highest number of wet wipes ever found in a single place in the UK: 5,453 on a 116 square metre stretch of foreshore in West London (April ’18).

But there is an alternative. FreshX Tissue Spritz has been developed as an alternative to wet wipes. You can do anything that you do with a wet wipe. All you have to do is spray toilet tissue with FreshX and it transforms into a soothing and cleaning wipe.

The sample I was sent has actually been really effective and it smells great too. It's good to know that it is a reasonable alternative to flushable wet wipes and according to FreshX, it can save you a significant money in terms of comparable price.

Championed by Sainsbury’s FreshX Tissue Spritz with botanicals is available in stores  and online at priced at £3.00 per 150ml bottle which makes the equivalent of up to 300 wipes. Visit for more info.

* Gifted, all views my own.

4. Sanctuary Spa Wet Skin Moisture Miracle

Did you know, 65% of women don’t moisturise everyday? And of these 65% which don’t, there are 2 key reasons – 27% say they don’t have time and 32% said they forget. I am one of these women for sure.

Sanctuary Spa know that women are extremely time poor and as a result, 88% of us are apparently looking for products which can help us look & feel better, but quicker. Sounds about right to me!

Let me introduce you then to Sanctuary’s Wet Skin Moisture Miracle. It's a bit of a treat that you apply to wet skin straight after your shower and it will absorb almost instantly, so dry as normal and you’re good to go. 

It's best kept in your shower and is faster absorbing and quicker to use than a regular lotion. Wet Skin Moisture Miracle is scented with their iconic Signature fragrance (which I love_ and is now available in two new fragrances – an uplifting floral White Lily & Damask Rose and invigorating citrus Green Lemon & Orange Blossom (personal fave).

From 4th to 31st July, it will be on promotion in Boots for £5 (normal RRP will be £8) so it's well worth snapping up. It really does smell divine and is like a little spa treatment every day, without taking too much time. Shouldn't we all treat ourselves?

* Sponsored campaign with Talk to Mums

5. Dinosaur Keeper

So this one is for the dino fan in my life, Ethan. Scottish Friendly has launched a new game for kids called Dinosaur Keeper, especially to JISA's and investing in your children's future.

The premise of the game is that you are a Dinosaur Keeper and need to watch over your dino eggs carefully and quickly to make sure none of them get too cold. The better you care for them, the better a Dino Keeper you become and the better dinosaurs you hatch (look out for the T-Rex)!

The game can be played online here for free and is something fun to try whilst having a good message about responsibility behind it. 

* Information received from PR team but opinions my own.

What have you been enjoying this month?


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