You know I never imagined that being a blogger would get me free stuff. Honestly. I started the blog really just as a way to get people to tell me how funny and clever I am, not for freebies.
So it was a lovely surprise, a few months in, to find people offering me things. For free! I know – it’s amazing isn’t it? It makes me feel terribly powerful, as though people are watching to see what I do so they can be like me. Most of the time of course I get offered complete rubbish (no, I really don’t want to try out a TENS machine on my tennis elbow), or things that are completely irrelevant to me life, like baby thermometers. You can tell then that the person asking hasn’t actually read my blog at all, they’ve just seen the word ‘mummy’. If they actually read it they’d realise I am not the kind of mummy to take temperatures. I am much more a ‘really darling? *sips G&T without making eye contact* I’m sure you’ll feel better after a nice sleep…’ type of mummy.
That said, sometimes I do get offered nice things, and as wary as I am of becoming one of ‘those’ blogs, packed full of boring, boring product reviews, it is still exciting to get parcels. I work at home, I’m single, I need some fun in my life.
So, where was I? Oh yes… a few weeks ago the lovely people at Green Kiddie asked if I wanted to be part of a panel of testers for the Kosmea range of skin care. You know I can’t turn down lovely potions, so I said ‘yes please!’ and have been trying out the organic rose hip oil. I do love oils – much more than lotions. You get that lovely, glossy, slippery feeling from an oil, that makes you feel all shiny and sumptuous.
And it is lovely. (That’s the review bit done). I’ve been using it on my neck and shoulders after being in the sunshine and going to bed feeling all silky and nutritious. I’m hoping if I keep using it, it might be able to do something about the old-lady wrinkly cleavage I’ve noticed lately – I really don’t want to turn into one of those middle-aged women who is all bronzed chest, gold earings and smudgy red lipstick. That’s probably a lot to ask though from such a little bottle.