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Prestige Flowers


Flowers are a girl's best friend. 

Much cheaper than diamonds!

Flowers don't cost lot’s of money and everyone deserves to have them (including men)!

Not only do flowers make a girl feel loved and appreciated, most of all they make you feel special. I have always loved having fresh flowers in my home to enjoy their beauty, scent and presence, they bring joy - they change the atmosphere in your room.

Flowers are appreciated any day or for any excuse / any occasion and no matter the season.


Prestige Flowers sell a wide range of fresh flowers, plants and hampers throughout the UK. One of UK’s leading online florists currently voted no.1 on Reviewcentre and editor’s choice for Best Online Florist on Reviewflorist.   They are one of UK’s leading online florists, currently voted no.1 on Reviewcentre and editor’s choice for Best Online Florist on Reviewflorist. They have a huge range available, from flowers to hampers.

I was invited to review a bouquet from our new Haute Florist range, there newly launched range of high quality stems arranged in house by their highly trained florists. 

They are simply beautiful, stunning, elegant flowers. Included are helpful step-by-step instructions to help you get the best out of your flowers.  A lovely arrangement of roses and lilies and they smelt divine. The lilies arrived in bud form, which I love as I get to watch them bloom and the best thing is they lasted a few weeks.

Skinade


Skinade is a scientifically developed collagen-based drink designed to improve skin from within, rather than only working on the surface's appearance. Skinade will help in rebuilding and strengthening the collagen as well as boosting the skin's hydration levels and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

I have suffered from both Ance and Eczema over the past couple of years, thus, my complexion isn't particularly great so I hoped that Skinade would help it to appear clearer, softer and smoother. I have a few wrinkles, and I wouldn't say no to firmer and fuller-looking skin, so that was also appealing.

You drink one bottle of Skinade every day. It is recommended that you drink it with breakfast, which is what I did as it was an easy way to get into a routine each and every morning taking it regularly.

For this trial, I was given a 30 day supply. It's a yellow coloured liquid and I was kinda dreading the first taste but was pleasantly surprised as it doesn't taste too bad - I quite like it and don't mind drinking it as part of my daily routine now.

As well as the bottles it is also available in sachets powder form, where you just add water - these are perfect for travelling etc.

So how did I get on?

I definitely noticed that my skin looked and felt better, it was softer and was more nourished. Although, my Acne was still present, I am definitely encouraged to continue using Skinade, with the hope it may just help calm my Acne down over time. I've used so many different creams and oils on my skin, most of them aggravate my skin, so maybe the answer is to try products from within.



St John's Ambulance #thechokeables


As a parent one of my biggest fear is the children choking, it could be on food, or on little objects. But, do you know what to do if your baby does choke? 

St John Ambulance, believe that everyone should have the skills and confidence to know what to do in an emergency. Knowing basic first aid can be the difference between life and death – and every week they hear of new people whose lives have been saved because someone nearby knew what to do.

40% of parents asked by SJA have witnessed their own baby choke and when almost four-fifths don’t know what to do in this situation so they have put together a short and effective video called The Chokeables which demonstrates how to help a choking baby. Featuring the voices of David Walliams, David Mitchell, Johnny Vegas and John Hurt, the celebrities take on the characters of animated objects that could potentially choke babies.

The video hopefully will help spread awareness and most importantly save lives - at just 40 seconds long, this is a must watch! What you can learn watching this short clip is invaluable.


Inman Aligner with Sensu


Braces are beneficial not just for the aesthetic appeal, but they can also be because misaligned teeth affect more than just a person’s smile. Misaligned teeth may cause different problems like tooth decay, TMD, and grinding of the teeth. 

I am a grinder which I have previously wrote about here. My dentist identified a few years ago, that I was wearing away a lot of my enamel caused by clenching and grinding my teeth. When my teeth are together the top teeth cover up the bottom ones quite a bit, thus my dentist recommended to me getting an Inman aligner fitted, which would help straighten my teeth and ease some of my grinding.

I always thought I grinded my teeth due to stress, anxiety etc., while emotions do come into play, physical factors like misaligned teeth can also cause you to grind your teeth. And, grinding my teeth over a period of time (ever since I was a child), has caused me all sorts of issues: jaw pain, migraines, clicking jaw, and chipping of teeth. These issues come from a lot of pressure on the joints caused by the grinding, the joint is the hinge that connects the lower jaw to the temporal bone of the skull, thus, this is why I suffer from clicking, migraines etc.

I've worn a gum splint in night for a while now, and although, I still suffer from aching jaw, clicking jaw etc.. my migraines have almost stopped. So, what else can I do to help alleviate the jaw pain and clicking. Well, as my dentist suggested, to try by getting my teeth aligned.

So what is an Inman Aligner?

They are a slim brace which is made up of a coiled spring and a metal bar. The spring and the metal bar generate forces, which effectively and painlessly push and pull the teeth into position to straighten the teeth. 

The Inman Aligner is not invisible because the fine metal bar runs along the front of the teeth, but this is a very discreet treatment and treatment time is short. The cost of Inman Aligner treatment will depend upon the severity of the crowding, but typically it is a more affordable option than other forms of cosmetic braces.

Snapfish Slim Canvas Review



We are creating our very own photo wall gallery to be displayed up the stairs! Finally

I have a few picture frames, canvases etc.. that I would like to put together scattered up the stairs wall, to share memories and to build memories. For my gallery, I want to mix and match different sizes and orientation of all our favourite photos of the kids, and later some of our pets. (we have a new puppy so I am sure to add some photos of her in the mix). 

When I was contacted by Snapfish to review their new Slim Canvas Prints, I took the opportunity to start my gallery I have been meaning to do so in a while now, thus, it was the perfect excuse.  I ordered 4 10x8" prints, and we hung these on the bottom of our stairs, with the plan to gradually add new prints over the coming months, until we have a wall full all the way up the stairs filled of beautiful prints.

I love these new slim canvases by Snapfish, they sit perfectly on the wall, without looking too bulky.  They are available in a variety of different sizes, starting from 8x8" right up to a whopping 30x20" - available in portrait, landscape or square. The quality you get with Snapfish is always fantastic, the colour and finish is beautiful;  the canvas is wrapped around the solid wood frame edges perfectly, and the prints have a satin finish.

Ordering prints, canvases and photo gifts from Snapfish is always a doddle. You upload the photos you would like to use, and they store these photos on your account, so you can use them again and again for other prints. The Snapfish platform allows you to edit your photos and if the quality of the photo is low, it warns you - so you know there is a risk the print may not come out at the best quality and to avoid that photo.







I Just Love It Personalised Gift Website #giveaway


IJustLoveIt.co.uk, a new gifting website that specialises in personalised gifts. They aim to provide gift buyers, and receivers, with high-quality, unique and customisable gifts with an unrivalled customer experience.

The website offers a huge choice of inspired gift ideas, including gifts for men, for children, back to school and so much more - including: 
  • Personalised ProductsCustomisable products can be personalised with a name and a special message to create a one-of-a-kind gift. The latest technology ensures any personalisation is completed to the highest standard.
  • Unique productsThe new look website has been complemented with a variety of new, quirky product launches.
  • Non-personalised giftsAlthough personalising a gift adds a sense of uniqueness, it’s not something every customer is looking for; they also feature a range of non-personalised gifts.

We were kindly offered to review a few items of our choice from the I Just Love It website, and after lots and lots of browsing, I finally choose the below items:

A gorgeous Anna Doll with Summer's name stitched on the front. Anna is Summer's favourite out of the Frozen princesses.


I also got Summer a pretty personalised children's door sign to hang on her bedroom door. Available in pink or blue.

Then, a beautiful keepsake - engraved teddy suede bracelet. Summer loves bracelets, she has a few plastic ones, but this will be her first bracelet which is not a toy, one she can keep, that has her name engraved on it, and as it is adjustable, it will grow with her.

Then finally, the beautiful Family Tree Illuminated Canvas - we got to personalise it with each of our names which sit on each branch; it has a switch on the side to switch the lights on and off. It looks stunning on the wall and is a nice piece we can all enjoy together. Available in an array of different colours. Isn't it beautiful?! 

And, IJustLoveIt.co.uk are giving my readers the chance to win one of these beautiful Family Tree Illuminated Canvas's. To enter, please follow the instructions via the Rafflecopter widget below. Good luck.



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