When moving it is always important to spend time looking at what deals are about, whether you already have broadband or you are a first time homeowner wanting to get it for the first time, you will more than likely want to get the best deal you can.

It can be confusing knowing where to start. When Nick and au moved in together so was suddenly hit with having to sort out our phone line and broadband and didn’t even know what to to!

I found an online broadband comparison website that offers a wide range of broadband phone deals and the way that the website works is that you enter your location and they do all the hard work for you. It is a comparison site which then shows you the best deals about, whether you want it the cheapest or the fastest, you can easily see what there is out there.

When looking for deals online for broadband it can be very time consuming but Cable has done all of the hard work for you. I always try to save money wherever I can so if you can save even just £5-10 a month on one bill it will soon add up. It is important to budget throughout the year when paying bills monthly and the deals will show you the monthly payment and also how long the contract lasts for. a many companies also offer an incentive like a £20 Amazon voucher or half price for the first 3 months but you can often get caught out by this as you think this is a good deal but it may end up costing more over a year. The comparisons show these deals clearly so it is really easy to see how much you would be paying monthly.

There are lots of companies I would never have even thought to look at. I had no idea John Lewis did broadband?!

You can also look at the various packages, so if you are tied into a phone contract and just want broadband you can filter for that or if you are looking for a complete package you can even get one with tv!

Who is your broadband with? Do you look at comparison sites for deals?

Sarah x

It is that time of year where I start lighting the fire and lighting candles around the house. Lavender candles will always be my favourite scent and I came across these super cute jar candles from What’s in my wonderland.

There are so many different scents to pick from and I went for lavish lavender 🙂

All of the candles come in a super cute mason jar that is approx 8cm tall and the wax is 100% vegan as well as the packaging being fully recyclable.

I think the packaging is a great idea as it has a screw on lid so great for travelling or to give as a gift.

I think for £7 including postage it is a great price for something handmade 🙂

I love the scent, it is strong enough you can smell it but not too strong that it is overpowering. They also come in:

Blue cypress

Perky peppermint

Aniseed

Neroli

Sweet strawberry

Green tea

They also do wax melts too!

I like lighting this candle just before bed as the scent is very calming and can help with sleep.

Have you started lighting candles yet?

Sarah x

I wanted to pick up a few bits to keep on my desk at home to help me with my blogging and stuff and came across Office Monster who have an amazing range of office supplies. I was really surprised at how great the selection was and also how cheap some of the items were!

The things I picked out where:

Q-Connect Quick Note Cube 76 x 76mm Pastel KF01347

I love the colours of these and they are really handy!

Q-Connect 2 Ring Binder Frosted A4 Red KF02482

I will be using these to keep any important paperwork in.

Q-Connect Mesh Pen Pot Black KF00864

This pen pot is handy for all of my highlighters. Really like the mesh design, it could also be used to hold make up brushes!

Artline Calligraphy Pen Set Assorted Width Black (Pack of 4) EK-240W4

I want to start drawing more and trying out calligraphy so this set it perfect for beginners.

Q-Connect Mechanical Pencil Medium 0.7mm (Pack of 10) KF01345

You can’t go wrong with a mechanical pencil!

Q-Connect Assorted Highlighter Pens (Pack of 6) KF01909

I really liked the colour options for the highlighters and these will come in super handy!

I like to make a lot of notes to help me with blog post ideas so it is ideal to have a folder to keep useful things in as well as some highlighters and sticky notes.

Sarah x

I recently came across Asda Photo where you can create personalised products online and have them delivered straight to your door. A lot of supermarkets offer personalised photo products but you have to go in store and design them which can often not be practical. With this service it is so easy to use either on a pc/tablet or on a phone. I used their website to order a cushion and a calendar for next year using photos I had on my phone.

Here are a couple of screenshots from my phone showing how easy it was to select a picture and resize it to use:

I love how simple the service is to use and the prices are really reasonable too! The cushion was £20 which included the insert, if you wanted just the cover and had your own insert it would be £16. The desktop calendar was £8.50.

It only took a few days to arrive and both are great quality. I think sequin reveal cushions are super cool and this one is so cute with my cats on.

The calendar will be great on my desk at work next year.

They do so many other great things here and would make ideal gifts, especially with Christmas coming up!

Sarah x

Can changing your pillowcase to a satin one help you sleep better and be kinder to your face and hair?

We spend around a third of our lives sleeping and recent studies have revealed that our bedding, particularly pillowcases, may be causing wrinkles, facial creases, frizzy hair, and split ends.

“Most people choose cotton pillowcases as they have heard this is the most breathable, however they do not work well with the skin. The highly absorbent properties of cotton will cause your skin to stick to the pillowcase, which can lead to creases in the skin and permanent wrinkles over time.

The best pillowcases reduce friction between your skin and the pillowcase and also promote constant air flow on both sides of the textile – such as Satin. This allows air to flow and deliver
consistent amounts of oxygen to the skin. Oxygen is necessary for skin to repair itself overnight.
Furthermore, consistent airflow helps to regulate the temperature of the skin and prevent uncomfortable sweating. When facial skin excessively sweats during the night, it is more prone
to sleep lines due to increased friction as well as acne breakouts due to clogged pores.

Satin pillowcases are nonabsorbent, helping your skin maintain maximum moisture. It also prevents wrinkles, allowing you to wake up with smooth, clear and flawless skin every morning. Satin pillowcases also provide a smoother surface for your hair strands, which reduces matting, breakage, tangling and snagging. It will also reduce hair shedding as tossing and turning at night can be damaging to the hair follicle, ultimately resulting in more frizz and less shine. With a satin pillowcase, hair can easily glide across the fabric, preventing hair fall. It also benefits  those who suffer from dry, brittle, frizzy and static hair as satin does not absorb moisture from your locks, unlike cotton alternatives.”

I have been sleeping on a pillowcase from www.makeupbox-ldn.co.uk for the last week and priced from just £12.99 for a single pillowcase, and £24.99 for a pack of two I really urge you to try them!

I noticed when I wake up I don’t have bedding lines all over my face as I used to and also if I go to bed with damp hair its not a complete birds nest the next day! I have really noticed the difference in my morning bed hair!

Have you tried a satin pillowcase?

Sarah x