I’ve been using Innovo for about six weeks now. In case you need a refresher, take a quick read of my introductory post here or, if you’re too lazy to click a link, (shame on you), then you’ll just have to pick it up as you go along. It won’t be the same though, so your loss.
So what is Innovo?
Didn’t I just say that you had to read the post introducing Innovo? Well I meant it. Off you go.
Innovo is a non-invasive way to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, which basically means you don’t have to insert anything anywhere. It’s essentially two big, wide straps, that you attach to your thighs, and which then send electrical impulses to key muscles. These in turn stimulate your pelvic floor muscles to contract – six times per minute – in a bid to strengthen your pelvic floor and stop you doing a wee in your pants every time you sneeze or go on a trampoline. (Both of which *may* have happened to me.)
What does Innovo feel like?
I’m not going to lie – Innovo is uncomfortable to start with. You’re advised to start off slowly and build up over a few sessions while you get used to the sensation. When you first start, it really hurts at 30, and you wonder how you’ll ever progress, but you do very quickly adjust. Just experiment with upping the pulse bit by bit but don’t worry, you will get there in the end.
It’s an odd feeling, because you lose control of your own muscles, and get to watch them contract and relax independently of you. Once you have built up a bit of resistance though, it’s quite satisfying, and you can definitely feel it working your pelvic floor muscles. View Post
Well here we are. Four weeks on and I’ve been using the No7 Lift & Luminate range every single day. (There is a post here from when I started if you need to catch up.)
Belle is very proud.
‘Have you done your creams?’ she asks, morning and night. (She is very strict.)
‘Yes, I’ve done them!’
I beam proudly, like a toddler trying to impress their mummy.
Four weeks on then, have I noticed any difference using the Lift & Luminate serum, eye cream, day cream and night cream?
All of the products contain the same triple action technology, designed to tackle the three most common signs of ageing, (namely wrinkles, firmness and tone), and the idea is that when you use the products together, rather than individually, you get better results. 88% of women who tested out the No7 Lift & Luminate range found that they saw even better results when they combined the products.
Does the No7 Lift & Luminate range make you look younger?
No7 is the number one serum brand, with clinically proven anti-ageing results, so let’s have a look shall we? View Post
Which, let’s face it, is a lot of the time.
These eight books aren’t self-help books or anything like that, they are just really lovely books, with amazing illustrations and photographs, or unusual stories. They are books that you can escape into, even if it’s just for ten minutes and you still have to clean the bathroom when you come out again.
I’ve chosen each of these because I think they are the perfect books to dip into when you need a bit of cheering up. With this in mind, I’ve taken a picture of a page inside each, to give you an idea of what you might find. Each title is a clickable link though, in case you want to find out more or see the front cover.
(Although you know you should never judge a book by its cover right?) View Post
Is your life sorted?
More to the point, what does it even mean to have your life sorted? According to research from Compare Cover, most people don’t feel like they have their life sorted until the age of 37. Well, I’m 38, so I should be all good by now shouldn’t I?
I suspect that I’m not your typical 38 year old though when it comes to life plans.
According to the Compare Cover research, a lot of people, when they think about having their life sorted, think about things like getting married and having a family. For the majority of people I imagine that these events normally come after stuff like building a satisfying career, feeling financially secure, finishing their A-levels… I’ve done life a bit backwards though, and it’s only now that my youngest child is on the brink of leaving home – (four years feels like a relative brink…) – that I’m almost in the position to do things like buy a house.
Compare Cover’s research, which included opinions from 2,000 people, found that top of the list in terms of feeling like your life is sorted, is having your finances in order. 78% of women picked this as their number one. View Post
I walked past Primark on my way to work this morning. In the window was a big poster, telling me about the Primark must have 90p lipstick. I didn’t have to be at work until 10.56am (I had one of those stupid ‘your parcel will arrive between 10.56am and 11.56am’ things), so I thought I’d do a bit of research on your behalf.
What I wanted to know is, how good really is a 90p lipstick from Primark?
First up, I should say that I am the least well qualified person in the world to write this post. I hardly ever wear make-up, and never wear lipstick. I did once buy a dark purple Mac lipstick, but when I put it on fiancé nearly cried. Belle said I looked sassy, but I think in reality it just drew attention to my teeth. View Post