The Body Shop – Masks.


Being on the review panel for The Body Shop means that I get the chance to try out new products before they are released into the stores.  This time around I was sent two of the Spa of the World Face masks.  Beautiful heavy weight glass jars give these a very luxurious feel and having only used the smallest amount for the trials I can see these lasting a very long time!


First up was the Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask, which is a mud textured exfoliating mask to deep clean and detoxify.


This mask is inspired by Ayurvedic traditions, and its tingling mud-texture works to detoxify and unclog skin that needs to release impurities and toxins to help reveal a healthy looking, youthful glow.

  • Instantly after use: the skin is deeply cleansed and detoxified. Pores appear unclogged. Skin looks smooth and glowing.
  • MADE WITHOUT: Parabens, Silicone, Mineral Oils and Paraffins
  • Blended with 100% vegetarian ingredients
  • Facial after facial: skin appears more youthful, healthy and feels rejuvenated. 

Bamboo charcoal is a powerful, detoxifying superfood . It is often found in smoothies and juices as it is known to adsorb accumulated impurities before carrying them out of the body.

Second up is the Chinese Ginseng and Rice Clarifying Polishing Mask,  which is a creamy exfoliating mask to brighten and revitalise skin.

Inspired by Chinese traditions, our creamy exfoliating mask works to brighten, even and revitalise skin that needs an intense treatment to remove dullness and unevenness.

  • Instantly after use: the skin appears brighter and revitalised. Pores appear minimised. Skin is exfoliated and velvety smooth.
  • MADE WITHOUT: Parabens, Silicone, Mineral Oils and Paraffins
  • Blended with 100% vegetarian ingredients
  • Facial after facial: skin imperfections appear reduced, skin appears more even, glowing and feels renewed.

Out of the two my favourite (and possibly all time favourite face mask I have ever tried!) is the Himalayan Charcoal.  Such a cooling and deep cleansing mask that my skin instantly felt brighter and fresher after use.  I love peel off masks so this was a new one for me, leaving it to dry was a whole new experience and it seemed to dry in record time.  My face felt so tight that I couldn’t even move my mouth to talk – I think this was hubbies favourite too for that exact reason!

Overall I will definitely be purchasing these once I run out but having tried them both once and barely touched the surface of each pot I think that might be a while yet!



I was sent these products as part of The Body Shop review panel. Blogging about them is my choice and not part of the requirements.




Kaya Jewellery Giveaway! Ends 15/08/16

Ever since having girls I have loved the idea of having something for the both of us! Something matching without being twee but something we can share.  Both Amelia and Evie love their jewellery and are always pinching mine to see who can pile on the most necklaces and bracelets, parading around like mummy in heeled shoes and pretty rings etc.

Evie has just taken the step to get her ears pierced, her friends all have theirs done and its not something she has really spoke about but we were out one day and she was really excited so we went for it and shes is now the proud owner of 2 teeny little crystal butterflies.  I am so excited to take her shopping for new earrings once the healing process is over!

I came across this gorgeous website that create handmade jewellery for everyone!  I am honored to host a lovely giveaway for you all from the fabulous Kaya Jewellery who, amongst lots of other pieces, make the most stunning pieces for both mother and daughter.  To enter all you need to do is click on the Gleam button below and you could be in the running to win £40 to spend online!

How beautiful is this set and I know for sure they are on our wishlist for joint Christmas pressies for me and the girls! Check out the Kaya Facebook page.


 Kaya Jewellery £40 to spend online

Living Arrows – 30/52!

The Living Arrows project originally took it’s name from a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”
My photographs this week are chosen purely because they make me smile :)
When I am at the beach everything seems to disappear, worries seem smaller, stresses seem to flow away with each wave.  Amelia seemed to get the same feeling when standing at the waters edge – we couldn’t help but smile when we saw her open her arms to welcome the peace that the sea brings.
For a long time I only had boys so plaits were something I generally did with either my own hair or my god daughters when I got the chance.  Watching Evie practice on her Barbie brought those first few fumbled hairstyles back to me – it takes patience to learn something new and watching Evie made me proud of how she is trying new things.
Linking up as always with What the Redhead Said.
Living Arrows

Little Angels Spa Day at Oulton Park – Leeds.

I was lucky enough to be invited to Oulton Park Hotel for a Spa Day on behalf of Little Angels Nappies.  The brand have relaunched with super soft absorbency, new designs and so much more.


Did you know over the couple of years you change your little one on average 4500 times!  This is why Little Angels have now developed the Bump, Birth and Beyond range which take you from start to finish, newborn through potty training and little accidents.

We were greeted with a glass of champagne and sat down to watch a little intro video to the newly designed packaging and contents.  I have to admit the nappies feel super soft and we even did a little blind feel test where the Asda nappies came out on top!


After having sandwiches and cake we headed to the spa for a relaxing back massage and pedicure (such a treat!!) then headed back up to the room where we sat and chatted about new Christmas design nappies (which judging by the elf pants last year will be something we purchase this year!), potty training Amelia and our new grandson who is due in just over a week!  Yes newborn nappies by Little Angels all the way!


I have never really been to Leeds before let alone Oulton Hall but the venue was amazing with beautiful gardens and buildings! Definitely on my wishlist of places to visit for a spa weekend!


Thank you to Asda Little Angels and Myriad PR for this opportunity.