Have you been wearing a face mask in public?

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In the UK it has been optional to wear a mask in public for the last couple of weeks but it is now going to be compulsory when entering a shop to cover your nose and mouth. There are so many different masks options it can be hard to know what one to get. I have been trying out a variety of styles and designs from www.printedmasks.co.uk and wanted to share my thoughts with you.
They have a large range of different style: 1ply, 2ply and snoods and have a lot of different designs within each style. The ones I have been trying are:
Tiger – 1 ply
Zip – 1 ply
Pink Leopard – 2 ply
Black – 2 ply
Skulls and roses – Snood
The main difference between the 3 options is that the 1 ply masks are made from one piece of material, these have two ear holes either side so you can adjust it depending on the size of your face. The 2 ply are made from two seperate pieces of material, with a pocket so you can add a filter if you wanted and these have elastic that goes around your head so don’t put so much strain on your ears. The snoods are like a tubular scarf that can then be pulled up when needed and this is really comfortable.
My favourite are the two ply masks as I like the way the straps are and like that you then have the option to put a filter in.
What type of mask have you been wearing?
Sarah x

Cancer Care Parcel

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A few years ago I did a post mentioning Cancer care parcels and I was reviewing their womens hamper but today I want to share with you some information about tier deluxe cancer care parcel for men which has been put together with a lot of thought.

The idea behind it is that if you know someone that is struggling with cancer you can buy them a parcel to lift their spirits and let them know you are thinking of them.
I think this is a great idea and as I had mentioned in my last post about these parcels, speaking from past experience, I really wish I knew about this company when my mum was diagnosed with cancer. I am thankful she got through it with radiotherapy and she now has the all clear but I think if I had given her something like this it really would have made her day and helped her through the tough times.

They do parcels specific for men women or children and you can view the whole range on their website. It is difficult to assemble the right care package for the person who needs it most. This gift is thoughtfully arranged by people who understand what cancer patients want.

This is taken straight from their website to show what is in the deluxe parcel for men:

Practical Items

✓ LAP TRAY: To make hospitals, bed rest and convalescence a bit easier

✓ USB LIGHT: For bedtime reading at home or in hospital

✓ EARPHONES: Spare headphones to help listen to relaxing music and take the mind off treatments and nausea

✓ WOVEN COOL FOOD BAG: Having several small meals a day and carrying nutritious snacks when traveling is often advised when feeling nauseous. This small personal cooler suits this purpose.

Pampering

✓ MENS MOISTURIZER: To combat dryness

✓ LIP BALM: To soothe and protect

✓ NIVEA FOR MEN: For extra fast absorption by men’s skin

Comforting

✓ NECK CUSHION: Support for relaxation

✓ HANDWARMER: Reusable click to heat gel pack to relieve cold hands

✓ BLANKET: For a warm, cosy and comforting feeling during therapy, at the hospital or at home.

Nausea Relief

✓ ANTI-NAUSEA WRIST BAND: Drug-free alternative treatment for the control of nausea

✓ PEPPERMINT HERBAL TEA BAGS: Peppermint tea has numerous health benefits including stress relief and relaxation

✓ CHOCOLATE AND GINGER TEA: An update on the standard ginger anti-nausea remedy

Stress Relief

✓ COLOUR PAD AND PENCILS: For relaxation

✓ EYE GEL MASK: Help combat cancer-related fatigue

Useful Items

✓ WATER BOTTLE: Keeping hydrated is very important. This water bottle is easy to hold, eco-friendly and BPA free

✓ TWO PACKETS OF TISSUES: Always useful.

✓ EMOLLIENT: Treats and soothes dry skin

✓ HAND SANITISER: To stay germ-free during treatments

✓ DIGITAL THERMOMETER: Useful to check for infections.

✓ ACCESS TO CANCER RESOURCES

✓ LUXURY ECO-FRIENDLY PACKAGING

I really do think a box like this could really help someone. They have so many to pick from with a variety of people in mind, men, women, children, teenagers. They also have a large range with a variety of prices from £49-£149.

As well as putting these together, the company has some really useful resources to help people understand more about cancer and also advice if you have it yourself or if you have a family member or friend and you don’t know how to help. Resources like this can be really helpful. I was very lost when my mum was diagnosed and wish I had known about these resources to help our family through the tough times.

Sarah x

Bluesky gel nail polish

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I have been doing my own gel nails on and off for the last 6/7 years and when I first started doing them my mum had bought me a whole kit with various colours but as the years past but I slowly tried different brand and different colours. I had tried Bluesky colour changing polish before but not their standard colours.

Diva world are the UKs number 1 distributor for Bluesky gel polishes.

I wanted to share with you my views on the latest summer 2020 collection they have just released:

Shake it

Beach party

Water games

Peanut ice cream

Lolita

Pink martini

Gel polishes are easy to use once you have a lamp and a base coat/top coat so if you purchased a kit you can then easily purchase extra colours.

I love the pastel shades in this range as usually I go for darker shades or glittery these are really nice. Especially for summer. I like to sometimes do my nails all different colours anyway so I gave them all a go at once. I think for under £7 each they are really well priced and applied properly can last up to two weeks!

The polishes were easy to apply and I used two coats like I would with any gel and think it gave really good coverage. I also like the on the lid you can see what the shade is and it is true to colour. A lot of gels polishes are in a dark bottle with just a name so it is super helpful to see the shades!

I’m aware i’m not the neatest nail painter but any odd bits around the nails will come off when I wash my hands and I also have a few messy cuticles as I always catch them and no idea how or why?! For an at home gel attempt I am really pleased how my nails turned out!

My favourite has to be water games as it is a stunning shade of blue and really stands out.

What’s your favourite shade?

Sarah x

Live in the light – Pure anada

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If you read my blog regularly you will know that I have reviewed quite a few things for Live in the light before. Live in the light is a fab website for gifts, hair and body products as well as aromatherapy oils and a lot more. They have so many different products they supply so they are worth checking out!

They supply a brand called Pure anada who are a cruelty free and vegan brand that offer a wide range of face and body products.

I have been trying out the following two products from their range:

Hand and body wash –  mint medley

I love that the wash comes in pump bottles so it is really easy to use. It is nice to have something in the bathroom you can use on your hands and body.  It can be kept by the sink to wash your hands or in the shower for your body. A little goes a long way and it leaves you feeling fresh and smelling great.

I love the mint scent and I always find that mint body products leave you feeling more fresh and cleaner.

Cocoa body butter – raspberry lemonade

I really like the shape of the bottle for this cocoa butter as I find it really easy to hold this shape of bottle and easy to squeeze out. I have been using this to keep my legs moisturised when wearing shorts or dresses in the hot weather we have had recently and you don’t need much. It smells really fresh and is easy to apply. It doesn’t leave you feeling greasy as it soaks in well.

I am always impressed by pure anada products and live in the light have a great selection!

Sarah x

A few more items from Femmeluxe

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If you read my posts regularly you would have seen me mention Femmeluxe a few times before and I have recently picked out some really great co ord sets as well as tracksuit bottoms, tshirts and jeans. I wanted to pick out a few more loungewear/comfortable clothes to wear around the house. They always have so many great things to pick from!

Black ‘BO$$Y’ Oversized T-Shirt – Ellis

L (12/14) / Black

£8.99

I already had this t shirt in pink and my dad said I should get it in a different colour as he has always said I am bossy! I like the font used on the t shirt and the fact its oversized is perfect for me as I always prefer larger t shirts as these are ideal this time of year to wear with cycling shorts or jeans. The material is so soft and washes well. I love their slogan t shirts.

Grey V-Neck Boxy Loungewear Set – Estelle

M/L (12/14) / Grey

£17.99

I find all of their lounge wear sets are super comfy. The material is quite thick for a lounge wear set and I love anything grey. The trousers fit perfectly and I love having a top to go with it. Ideal for wearing around the house or to work or going out. I quite like the V neck on this set as most of my clothes are round neck.

I think to get two items of clothing for this price is so good. You can either wear them together or wear them with anything else really. The trousers would look good with any hoodie/jumper or top really, they don’t necessarily have to be worn as the set.

Black Rib Two Piece Loungewear Set – Aloranna

M/L (12/14) / Black

£19.99

The delivery is always really quick which is great, as I hate having to wait ages for online orders to turn up! The prices are always really 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