It is a busy time of year for parents. With Christmas dinner to be planned and prepared, decorations to put up, parties to plan for, gifts to buy and wrapping to be done often mum is grateful for a chance to relax and be pampered. If you are looking for a lovely gift for mum (or me) why not have a look at the selection of Radox Gift Sets? I know I love nothing better than a bath full of bubbles when I am feeling tired and stressed.
I was sent the Radox Muscle Therapy Gift Pack, RRP £7.50 to try out. This contains a bottle of Radox Muscle Soak Bath Therapy which contains a blend of clary sage and sea minerals to warm and relax your muscles. I often use this after I have been running and it really does ease away muscle aches. There is also a bottle of Radox Original Bath Therapy which contains juniper and thyme to revive you and leave you feeling refreshed. Both bottles fill your bath with luxurious bubbles which last for ages allowing you to enjoy a long soak.
Also included in the gift set is a little duck. This is not just any duck, it is a disco duck. When added to the bath it flashes different colours and looks really pretty in the bath.
It brings a smile to my face whenever I see it.
Also available is the Radox Relaxation Therapy Gift Pack, RRP £7.50. Along with the duck this contains Radox Moisture Soak Bath Therapy with calendula flower and rose essence to leave you feeling revived and your skin soft. There is also a bottle of Radox Relax Bath Therapy Soak with a blend of lavender and waterlily to leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.
You can find Radox Christmas Gift Sets in Asda and Superdrug nationwide so why not treat your mum to some pampering this Christmas?
Disclosure: I was sent a Radox Gift Set in return for an honest review.
Do you love trying new perfumes but are never sure if they are going to suit you? They smell nice in the shop, but until you have really worn a scent for a few days you can’t be sure it’s for you. Perfume can be expensive so it is worth knowing you have made the right choice.
The Fragrance Shop have a great idea, The Discovery Club. For £5 a quarter it lets you discover new scents and if you love them you can save money when you buy. I was recently sent the fourth edition box to try. The box is a nice size for storing the samples in and comes in a smart blue colour.
When you open the box you find a layer of blue tissue paper and opening this you find six perfume samples nestled inside. These come in cardboard sleeves so you know what they are. Each sleeve contains a little spray on vial of the perfume.
This box has five female scents and one for men. They are Hugo Boss Jour Pour Femme, Armani Si, Loewe Aura Loewe, Lancome La Vie Est Belle Eau Legere, Elizabeth Arden Untold and Gucci Made To Measure. There is also a booklet in the box. This contains information about each of the scents and vouchers which give you money off if you decide to buy them. The discount was £10 which is a great saving against the price of the bottle.
You can leave the Discovery Club at any time, you are not tied in. I think it is a great way to discover new perfumes and I really enjoyed being able to wear a different scent each day. The sample sizes are also great for taking on holiday, when you might not want to carry a full size scent with you. I have fallen in love with a couple of the scents and may well take advantage of the discount provided.
You can find more information about the The Discovery Club on the Fragrance Shop website and sign up for £5 a quarter. The first box should arrive within 10 days.
Disclosure: I was sent a Discovery Club box in return for an honest review. I was not told what to write and my opinions are my own.
A visit to the dentist holds mixed feelings for me. As a child my parents were always very good about taking us. We would go for our 6 monthly check ups and never had any real problems with our teeth. Unfortunately for me I had teeth that stuck out and had to visit the the orthodontist on a regular basis. To straighten my teeth I had to have several of my molars out in order to make space in my mouth and had to wear braces for quite some time. I always hated the feeling of having an injection in my gums, and the way they would feel puffed up for ages afterwards. I avoid this as much as possible these days by not having the injection when I have a filling. To me the short pain is not as bad as puffy gums. I think I probably have a high pain threshold and would not recommend this to everyone.
Because I had to lose good teeth at an early age I was always very careful taking care of my teeth. I brush twice a day and use mouth wash. One area I really struggle with is gum health. It is only in recent times that dentists have started making us aware of the importance of flossing in between your teeth how this helps look after your gums. Apparently half the adult population in the UK experiences some form of gum disease. More scarily if it is not treated your jaw bone can decay and your teeth can fall out. Definitely something that should be prevented. I have started telling my son about the importance of flossing and hope that he never develops gum problems.
Recently I was sent some Oral-B Pro-Expert Premium Gum Protection Toothpaste which has been specially designed to help your gums.
It claims to prevent and reduce gum problems in four weeks whilst slowing bacterial growth,fighting tartar and reducing plaque. Anything that can help with gum health has got to be worth a try. I have been using this toothpaste for a couple of weeks now and I really like it. The toothpaste has a mild minty taste and it leaves my mouth feeling really clean. My son prefers this toothpaste to the one we normally buy and I am sure he is brushing his teeth more regularly. I really like this tooth paste and I think my gums look better as well. I will find out for sure at my next check up.
Disclosure: This post is an entry for BritMums’ #ORALBLoveYourGums Challenge sponsored by Oral-B, promoting healthy gums – something especially important for pregnant women. Get tips and advice on www.oralb-loveyourgums.com.
If you are a mum you will be familiar with Johnson’s baby oil. A few drops added to a bath help protect your babies skin. Over the summer I got sent some Johnson’s Baby Oil Spray. You might wonder why as my son is now twelve and I think he would be a bit appalled if I tried to spray it on him.
Apparently it is the new celebrity beauty secret. A light spray gives your skin a lovely sheen and keeps your skin soft. This sounded perfect for the summer when my skin was on show, but it will also be ideal for the party season.
I have real problems with my skin drying out, especially in the winter. I have found this works perfectly to keep my skin soft. I love the quick and easy spray application, you can easily reach the parts of your skin that feel dry and give them a quick spray. The oil feels really light and sinks in quickly to your skin so it does not feel greasy. It also works really well on the tough skin on feet, give them a quick spray before bed, pull on some socks and in the morning you will have lovely soft feet. This product is going to stay in my bathroom cupboard for a while.
You will find Johnson’s baby oil spray in most supermarkets RRP £2.99
Disclosure: I was sent some Johnson’s baby oil to try in return for an honest review. I was not told what to write and my opinions are my own.