Ockyz swim socks {review and giveaway}

Recently we were approached by Ockyz to try out their swim socks and with our holiday to Tenerife on the horizon we jumped at the chance. Here’s what we thought. The Ockyz swim socks, which they call Sweakers® are available in a wide range of colours. My three each chose a different design, which helped ensure we were able to tell which pair belonged to who. The socks are designed to prevent slipping when children are playing around the swimming pool. They are also anti-bacterial, quick drying, light weight, breathable and washable. We took them with us on our recent…

Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation {Review}

I’m a little late to the party on this one as I’ve always been really happy with my foundation, so was always of the mind set of “if it isn’t broken, why fix it?”.  However, I’ve really fallen in love with the Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation, so couldn’t resist posting a review. I’d been using Clinique’s Super Moisture Makeup for quite a few years. However, recently I thought it was starting to look a bit mask like and I felt that the glowy effect was starting to look a bit unnatural. I’ve always classed my skin as being dry,…

Hairven Beeston launch event

A couple of weeks ago I attended the launch event of the new Hairven salon in Beeston, Nottingham. I’ve been to the original Hairven in Gedling a few times and have always been impressed. However, I live near to Beeston, so was quite excited when I heard that Hairven had chosen Beeston to open their next salon. Being local, I’d seen the building being developed and it looked fab, so I couldn’t wait to see the finished salon. I certainly wasn’t disappointed! The Beeston salon is a lot larger than the Gedling one. However, like the Gedling salon, the contemporary,…

Review: Exante

Since January, when I started my marathon training, I’ve been trying hard to eat better and include more protein in my diet. As well as to benefit my training, I was keen to shed a few pounds too! Now the marathon is over, I’m keen to continue the new habits and keep my diet healthy with lots of protein rich foods, so I was really excited to be contacted by Exante to see if I fancied trying out a few of their products – I never say no to food! The brand have previously marketed themselves as a diet product.…

I love a multi-tasker!

I was recently asked to review Zoflora Disinfectant, and although it didn’t immediately strike me as a particular exciting product to review, I thought it would a good opportunity to try something new. I tend to stick to the same cleaning products, as I prefer to spend my time thinking and lusting after other more exciting purchases. My usual products tend to consist of bleach, an antibacterial spray, floor cleaner and anti-bacterial wipes. I was sent the Pink Grapefruit fragrance and was quiet surprised by how small the bottle once. Upon reading the instructions it was clear that a little…

Arla Big Milk – what we thought

I’d recently heard about Arla Big Milk and was delighted to receive some vouchers to give it a try. Arla Big Milk is whole cows’ milk, which has been enriched with the key vitamins and minerals that the Department of Health suggest are given daily to children aged from one to five – Vitamin A, D and iron. In the past I have bought vitamin supplements on the suggestion of our health visitor. However, I often forgot to give them to the kids and it ended up being just another thing to think about. I’m pretty certain that the bottle is probably hidden…