Have you ever heard of caffeine bullets? They are a great alternative to energy drinks or energy gels!

“Caffeine Bullet was founded by David Hellard, a marathon and ultra-running champion, because there were no caffeine products available that could be conveniently taken mid-race, without having to consume a large number of gels.

Each minty bullet blends caffeine with four types of electrolytes to increase endurance and improve athletic performance. And because it’s chewed the caffeine is absorbed through your cheeks directly into the bloodstream for a concentrated caffeine hit far faster than energy gels, drinks or caffeine pills, allowing you to train harder and race faster.

A convenient alternative to the high calories of energy drinks and coffees – perfect pre-gym, mid-race or post-heavy night out!” – www.caffeinebullet.com

I got these for my husband to try as he is a keen mountain biker so it is important when he goes out that he is on top form and has enough energy and momentum. I also am a little bit of a caffeine addict and suffer with migraines and I often find usually a can of coke or red bull as a pick me up can help me so I wanted to give these a go. Caffeine when taken alongside some medications also speeds up the absorption which is why you can buy paracetamol with caffeine in!

They work really well and definitely give you that pick me up that you may need. I actually really like the flavour as its minty and I love mint stuff anyway.

These are pretty handy to take with you if you are into running or something as they come individually wrapped in the packet. They are also handy to carry about in your handbag!

Sarah x

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If you read my posts regularly you would have seen me mention Femmeluxe a few times. I have recently picked out some really great jumpers and co ord sets as well as dresses but this time I wanted a new pair of jeans and some smarter trousers that would be suitable for work.

I usually order all of the items in small/medium or a size 10 and I find this is the best size option for me and they fit really well. What I like the most is that when you look at the products on their site it tells you what size the model is wearing so you can see if it comes up tight or baggy.

Dark Wash Ripped High Waist Skinny Jeans – Alicia

£17.99

The quality of these jeans is great. I love the ripped feature and I prefer darker denim for the winter months. They are quite thick so ideal for this time of year and teamed with a jumper it makes a really comfortable outfit but still looks like you have made an effort to dress up.

Ideal with boots or trainers depending what look you are going for and really soft and comfortable to wear. They are quite stretchy so are a really good fit at the waist and around the bum area.

Grey Checkered High Waisted Slim Leg Trousers – Taz

£13.99

I really like light grey tartan/checkered print. These trousers are really smart so I can wear them to work or wear them on a night out with heels if I wanted. They have a zip and button to them up and also have belt loops. They come up true to size but as they aren’t stretchy if you don’t like things super tight then it may be best to size up. The length is really good and the material is comfortable.

Khaki Camo Print Paperbag Waist Trousers – Evie

£19.99

These are quite a dark more subtle camouflage design, I really like the button fly design and as they are a really stretchy material they are really comfortable. Paper bag waists are really fashionable at the moment as you can wear a cropped top or tuck your top into the trousers to show this off. I like how the have elasticated ankles too as this is really flattering. they can be worn with heels or with boots/trainers and they look really smart.

Tartan Print High Waisted Trousers – Emma

£11.99

These have a slightly elasticated waist and come with belt loops for the tie belt that comes with them. They are a very comfortable material and look really smart! I like the tartan design and dark grey pretty much goes with anything.

As I previously mentioned, the prices are so reasonable too and considering how cheap they are, they are really great quality. They really do have choices suited for everyone.

The delivery was super quick too which is great, as I hate having to wait ages for online orders to turn up! The prices are so reasonable too and considering how cheap they are, they are really great quality. I am always skeptical about ordering clothes online as you can’t feel them to know the quality but these are so good and for the quality I would have expected them to be more expensive!

Sarah x

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Recently, I was concentrating so much on trying to heal my acne scars and keeping any active acne under control and being strict with my skincare that I actually forgot how important it was to think about what makeup you are using on your face. I was using a concealer that had been open for ages and was very thick and more than likely making my skin worse by clogging my pores. The last couple of weeks I have moved on to using these two products and have been getting on really well.

Both of these products are vegan and cruelty free.

Skin Shop – Kalme chameleon concealer

This concealer contains SPF20 which is great as it is important to use sun protection on your face. When you first pump it out it is a green colour but as you apply it to your face and blend it in then it magically covers any redness on your face and matches your skin tone. I always like trying out different things like this and I am really impressed with the coverage and it is pretty cool being green 🙂

Skin Shop – Clarol conceal and shield

This concealer comes in a range of colors, I went for the light shade. I like that it has the pen tip so you can just pump out whatever amount you need. Whilst covering your blemishes it also protects them from any bacteria and provides the skin with prebiotics. Usually with make up, you can be in a constant circle as you try to hide a spot and end up making it worse but by using make up specific to help with the blemishes you can actually help repair the skin whilst wearing make up.

I have been really impressed with both of these!

Sarah x

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If you are trying to change the look of your property but there’s not much money to go around you’ve got to do one room at a time. But the question is which one do you do first? When you are trying to transform the feel of a space you’ve got to look at the rooms where you spend the most time. If you and the family spend a lot of time in front of the television the living room can be transformed in so many different ways to alter the feel of the space that you can do it for relatively little cost.

Change The Focal Point

For most people, the focal point in the living room is either the couch or the television. By swapping things around you are changing the layout which gives you a completely different feel. You can naturally invest in a new sofa which can help to dictate a new direction, style-wise. If you’re looking to create something a bit more classical there are furniture builders like Old Charm Furniture that get inspired by the Tudor and Elizabethan era. Incorporating something historical into your living room can inspire you to go in a completely new direction. Once you start to change the focal point you make the space feel completely different.

Incorporate A Gallery Wall

If your living room is full of blank spaces a quick way to inject it with personality is to add a gallery wall. It can become a new focal point but it’s also the perfect opportunity to use old photos and prints, giving your space a contemporary feel while still being homely. If there is a blank wall going spare and you want to inject more of your style and personality, all you need to do is add a few photo frames. If you want to get some inspiration as to what it would look like there are websites like Art Steps that can help you to arrange your prints on a virtual gallery wall so you can see how it will look.

Change The Floor

If you are struggling to make a massive change to your living room but you don’t have much money you’ve got to concentrate your efforts on the floor! If you’ve got carpet ripping it up can easily transform the space. And you can very easily get laminate flooring that slots together meaning that it won’t take long to lay down. Or if you’ve got rustic floorboards underneath the carpet you can paint these over the course of the weekend with minimal cost. At the moment, a rustic look is very popular and if you don’t want to change your living room around but make it look different this is the best approach.

Shaking up your living room can make the space and the house feel completely different. But when we don’t have much money and we’ve got to prioritise our renovations we’ve got to go for the room where we spend the most time. Renovating a property can take a long time but when you’ve only got a weekend, trying these options can make a big difference. 

Sarah x

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Are you currently struggling financially? Don’t worry – you’re not alone. At one point or another, we all struggle with our finances, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. The fact is that adult life doesn’t come cheap, and sometimes that can mean that your finances suffer as a result. 

While it can be extremely upsetting and frustrating struggling financially, it’s important to remember that the situation is only temporary, and things will quickly change. Of course, when you’re in serious need of some fast cash and you’re not sure how you’re going to raise it, it can be really stressful. 

If you are finding managing your funds difficult at the moment, don’t panic – there are plenty of little things that you can do to give your finances a boost. 

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Sell unwanted items 

When you’re finding managing your finances difficult, it’s important to remember that there are options for raising some extra cash. If you have any unwanted items in your home, from clothing that you no longer wear to electrical items, you could consider selling them to make some extra cash. For instance, you could sell your iPad to Mazuma for cash, or advertise your old smartphone on Facebook Marketplace. There’s also the option of using second-hand selling sites like eBay to make some extra money. The fact is that there’s no point having old and unwanted items lying around your home – you may as well make use out of them. 

Freelance 

Not making enough money to get buy at your job? Have you thought about the possibility of doing some freelance work on the side? Whatever industry you are in, there are always a number of freelance roles available, most of which can be completed remotely. If you want to source some extra work, take a look on sites like Freelancer and LinkedIn, to see what openings are available. You could also put a post out on your social media channels, to see if anyone knows of any suitable work that is available. 

Complete online surveys 

There are a number of online survey websites that pay well for simply answering surveys. If you have a few spare hours each week, you could supplement your income by filling in online surveys. There are a number of reputable sites online that pay people to complete online surveys. While it’s not amazing money, it’s better than nothing, and if you put a few hours into the work, you have the potential to earn a steady monthly income to help give your bank account a boost. Just make sure to use reputable survey sites that are known to actually pay. 

It’s never easy when you’re struggling with your finances, however there are steps that you can take to get things back on track. The truth is that when it comes to needing extra funds, it can become stressful feeling like you’re always struggling. However, the tips and ideas above, should help you to give your bank account a boost and make things a little easier. 

Sarah x