There are some brand partnerships where you know that if they dropped in your inbox, you’d be ALL OVER IT. Like if Colin Firth got in touch to say they were remaking Love Actually, and would I take on the role of the Prime Minister’s secretary and blog about it.
There are others where you’re not so sure.
I have to confess that when the offer to work with VIPoo arrived, I wasn’t quite as excited as I would be to star opposite Hugh Grant in the best Christmas film of all time hands down.
And then I thought about it, and thought ‘what exactly am I worried about? We ALL POOP right?’
So here I am, talking to you about VIPoo.
Because as much as we might not like to think about it, or talk about it, everybody poops. It’s a fact of life. No matter how well put together your outfit might be, no matter how on point your make-up, (me), at some point you will poo and it will not be fragrant. Fact.
Unfortunately, a lot of us aren’t quite at that point where we’ll happily chat to thousands of people about pooping, and there is still a lot of embarrassment attached to poo, especially if you find yourself having to poo in a public or shared toilet.
That’s where VIPoo from Airwick comes in. Perhaps you’ve seen the TV ad already? View Post
It’s a pillow, but not as you know it.
The Simba Hybrid pillow calls itself ‘the pillow redefined.’ It offers adjustable height, (madness!), and OUTLAST®technology, developed for NASA, which ensures you’re never too hot or cold. This is great for me as I get REALLY hot overnight, and I’m normally forever waking up and turning my pillow over to get a cooler side.
As far as pillows go, it doesn’t get better than this.
I can vouch for the Simba Hybrid pillow with added OUTLAST® and down as I’ve been sleeping on it for a couple of weeks now. Pillows have always been one of those things that fall to the bottom of my shopping list, which is ridiculous given how much time you spend lying on them – why is it that we neglect things like pillows? Given that I recently got a new Simba Hybrid mattress though, it seemed only right that I get the pillows to match.
(Don’t forget if you want to buy your own Simba Hybrid mattress you can get £50 off with my exclusive discount code.)
Just like the Simba Hybrid mattress, the Simba Hybrid pillow uses different layers to create the perfect pillow.
We’ve got a family WhatsApp group for adults only this year. (Nothing saucy.) Mainly it’s my mum and my sister saying things like ‘What can I get for Bee??’ or ‘I still need something for Belle, what does she even like??’
It’s funny because I actually find them both really easy to buy for, to the point where I’ve bought them things before they even know they want them. Belle and I went in Poundland yesterday for example, and I asked her to let me know if there were any little things she’d like in her Christmas stocking. She came back with a packet of Reese’s Pieces.
‘Not those,’ I said.
‘What??’ she huffed. ‘Why can’t I have those?’ (She’s a bit slow sometimes.)
‘Just not those,’ I said.
“But I really like them!’ she said.
‘I KNOW!’ I said, staring hard at her.
She went off again and came back with some sour strawberry lace things.
‘Not those,’ I said.
And so it continued.
I do appreciate though that not everyone finds people as easy to buy gifts for. Even if you admit defeat and decide on gift vouchers, you’ve then got the dilemma of ‘what shop??’ It’s a minefield. You don’t want to be THAT PERSON who gets someone vouchers for a shop they never go in, meaning they have them sat in their purse for two years, taunting them until they expire.
So what to do?
You need a One4All gift card. View Post
Do you remember a while ago I told you about how I’d had to spit in a tube and take a sample of my own poo?
It wasn’t one of the most GLAMOROUS things I’ve ever done in the name of blogging, but I was promised all kinds of interesting insights into my DNA and the workings of my gut, and I was kind of intrigued, so I thought I’d go for it.
A couple of weeks ago I got the results back on both tests and Atlas Biomed were right, I DID learn some interesting things about myself.
My original post talked a bit about how you collect your samples, so I won’t traumatise you with that again. Once your samples have been processed, you’re sent an email to let you know that your results are available online. You then log on and you get a dashboard full of information about different aspects of your health and diet.
Initially my recommendations were based just on my DNA and microbiome tests, but there is also the option to improve the accuracy of your results by completing a short questionnaire about your lifestyle and diet.
The stand out piece of information for me was a warning to follow up one of the results with a GP. Apparently I am a carrier of a disease called Haemochromatosis, which effects how the body absorbs iron. Atlas suggested I speak to a GP to find out more about the risks of passing on the faulty gene before I thought about having children.
Hmmm. View Post
Post in association with Bupa
Is a Bupa health assessment really worth it?
That’s my short, honest, answer. Totally worth it.
Convinced? Excellent, off you go and book now. My work here is done.
If however you don’t yet trust me quite enough to put your health totally in my hands, read on and I will explain why I think a Bupa health assessment is great value for money and important for anyone who wants to stop taking their everyday health for granted and make positive changes in their life. View Post
Hands up if you’ve got a cold.
*surveys show of hands*
I suspected as much. It’s that time of the year isn’t it? We’re inside more, the heating is on, we’re all starting to feel a bit tired – it’s only natural. It’s not much fun though.
What’s worse is when your baby or toddler gets a cold. They’re sad, but you can’t really explain it to them, and it can be difficult to know what to do for the best.
Here’s Bee as a baby:
Can you just imagine her with a cold, looking all snotty and upset? It’s not nice is it?
One thing you might like to try is Olbas for Children. Olbas for Children is a gentle yet effective decongestant, especially for children aged from three months to two years. It offers effective day or night relief for little stuffy noses using plant oils to relieve congestion and ease natural breathing. (Always read the label and keep out of sight and reach of children.)