Georganics

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Georganics only use pure, natural and organic ingredients for all of their products. They are vegan and cruelty free and designed to be zero waste, with recyclable packaging.

I have tried the following:

Beech Toothbrush – Medium Bristles

Mouthwash Tablets – Spearmint – 180 Tablets

Natural Toothpaste – English Peppermint – 60ml

Natural Toothpowder – Activated Charcoal – 60ml

The toothbrush is made from natural beech and is really easy to hold. It works well and I always prefer medium bristles for a toothbrush. I used it along the toothpaste and tooth powder and was really happy with how it left my teeth and mouth feeling.

The toothpaste comes in a jar and can be used with a small spatula to ensure nothing dirty gets into the jar. Like with any normal toothpaste, you only need a small pea sized amount. It comes in lots of different flavours.

The toothpowder was quite interesting to try and I had never used anything like this before. You dip your clean, wet toothbrush into the jar and it will pick up the loose powder, you then use this to brush with. The charcoal helps with any stains and plaque and leaves your teeth really clean!

The mouthwash comes in tablet form and you dissolve this in a small amount of water to create the mouthwash. This would be ideal for traveling as they dont take up much room and you can then just mix when needed.

Have you ever tried mouthwash tablets or toothpowder?

Sarah x

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

Ready For A Big Adventure? Moving Abroad Made Easy

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Moving abroad is one of the most exciting things that people can do. But it isn’t easy to start planning, or to even know where you want to go. If you have been away for more than a few weeks, you know how intoxicating it can be to be in a new place, soaking up the culture and enjoying the company of new people. 

Yet, once in a while, there is a little seed of an idea about how much you might enjoy living there – for a while, or forever.

Adapting to life abroad can be an adjustment, learning the language, the cultures of a nation and the food too. But once you are settled in, it might be hard to imagine you lived anywhere else. 

Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash

Here are some steps to consider when you are discussing moving abroad. 

Work

If you are a freelancer this might be pretty simple for you. You will need to register and do your taxes in your new country of residence, but in general much will remain the same. However, if other members of your household aren’t fluent in the new language, and don’t have a job, it might take a little longer to find work. Luckily in almost every country there are provisions and opportunities for people who aren’t native and don’t speak the language. Registering with expat networks and recruitment agencies is a great place to start. 

Home

Some housing markets are hot and move quickly, with high prices. You may have to be prepared to travel back anf forth a few times. It is often a good idea to hire a moving expert – they can source housing, banks accounts and arrange school appointments too. Moving your household goods can easily be arranged with an international moving company like Chess Moving

Visa

Many countries will require you to have a visa, and sometimes that will depend on the working situation. If you have a certain amount of savings then often you can get a visa for a time, as you can support yourself. A work visa can take a number of months to arrive, which gives you time to pack and solidify other parts of your plan. 

Insurances

Almost all countries require you to have some sort of health insurance. You need to bridge the gap between your home country’s health insurance and your new country’s companies. 

There are usually a few levels of insurance, you should carefully consider what level of cover you will need, and what you can afford. 

Appointments

In many cases you will need to register yourself as living within the country or city. You’ll need to bring proof of identity, like your passport, a residential address, and a range of other supporting documents. 

Registering with a doctor and a dentist is something that you should do pretty quickly upon arrival. There are typically many medical professionals that speak a number of languages, and usually English is one of them. But you should try to learn some of the language so that you can get by in the early few months. 

And the most impotant thing is time. Give yourself plenty of time to move, and plenty of time to settle in when you arrive. 

Sarah x

The Selfie Bag

Have you ever heard of a selfie bag? Cotton bag co have created the perfect selfie bag.

The canvas bag is available is two different colour options: Black canvas or Natural canvas and can be purchased online for £11.99. It is the perfect bag for anyone that is into photography or loves taking a good selfie.

The bag is the perfect size to fit in your camera, selfie stick, portable ring light, tripod, and any props you may need to get that perfect photo. It also has a super cool design on it so it is super stylish!

The bag has the main pocket and then two pockets inside, one the perfect size for your phone and the other is a small zipped compartment if you needed to carry anything small like a spare camera battery or memory card. it also features a fold out reflective sheet which you can use to see your reflection, to adjust the lighting or even use as a cool background if taking pictures of small items.

The bag is a great size and as it’s made of canvas it is very durable and hard wearing. I think it would be great to store all my photography stuff in at home when not in use.

Do you think this would be useful?

Sarah x

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Trying out a new sunscreen

The last few weeks we have had some quite nice weather in the UK and being on lockdown and not being blue to leave the house meant I was at home and in the garden a lot more than I usually would be! I have always struggled with the sun in the past as I get a really bad heat rash and so have been allergic to a lot of sun creams in the past but if I am in the sun for longer than half an hour then I try to either be covered up or try to put on sunscreen.

I have tried a lot of creams in the past but they have always been so thick and greasy and clog your skin which really doesn’t help with heat rashes! The Altruist range is designed specifically by dermatologists to be kind to your skin and to be used on sensitive skin.

Some really great points about this sunscreen are:

– Fragrance free

– No white marks

– Non sticky

– Affordable (SPF 50 is £8 for two x 100ml tubes and SPF 30 is £8.75 for two x 200ml tubes) and can be purchased on Amazon

– Hypoallergenic

Often sunscreen for sensitive skin or specialist creams are super expensive but this range is a great price considering.

I have been using the 30 on my body and the 50 on my face and it is really easy to apply and it feels like you are just applying a normal cream rather than a sun cream as it’s not sticky and doesn’t leave you with a white film. I always try to use SPF on y face if going outside as I use a retinol from the doctors for my acne it is important I don’t expose my face to the sun rays as it can make my skin very sore. I think SPF 50 is great for your face but I usually use a specific facial one but with this range you can use it on your body or face as it’s so gentle to the skin.

I have been really impressed with this sunscreen and would be interested to see how it performs next time I go abroad and see if I still get a heat rash!

Sarah x

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