Monday, 10 September 2018

How I get a better sleep using Warming Eye Masks, MegRhythm Kao - Review

Some of you may know that I often work night shifts. Working throughout the night is not too bad but when I get home at 6:15am, falling asleep can be tricky.
I always wear an eye mask to block out the light but even so, it can still take a long time to fall asleep. My old eye mask had 2 adjustable beads on the sides which made it very uncomfortable. Then I remembered an eye mask I tried in Australia that heats up! A quick google search led me to MegRhythm Kao Hot Eye Masks.
Warming Eye Masks, MegRhythm Kao
Warming Eye Masks, MegRhythm Kao

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

How to Pamper your Feet in 5 Easy Steps - Amphora Aromatics

I love walking around barefoot during the summer. Nothing beats the feelings of grass or sand between your toes. However, all this barefoot activity can wreak havoc on our feet. Here are my top tips for keeping your toes in tip top condition:
Fresh Feet Massage Oil -  Amphora Aromatics*
Fresh Feet Massage Oil -  Amphora Aromatics*
  1. Soak your feet in Epson salts. Epson salts may reduce swelling, improve blood flow and have anti-fungal properties. If you have a foot spa, great. If not, just a washing up bowl with warm water works just as well.
  2. After your feet have soaked for a while, the skin will be much softer which is a great time to exfoliate them gently with a pumice stone. Work on the balls and heels of your feet.
  3. Pat dry your feet. Again, due to the softening of your feet, this is the best time to cut your toenails and if you want, pain them.
  4. Apply Amphora Aromatics Fresh Feet Massage Oil. Or even better, get someone to massage it in for you. With a fresh smell and an almond oil base, not only is this massage oil incredibly moisturising but the tea-tree oil makes it ianti-bacterial and smell so fresh! I have tried this out on a few clients after reflexology and so far everyone has complimented the aroma. You don't need to be a massage therapist to use it, just rub it in to your feet and lower legs. The peppermint is also nice and cooling so great when you've been busy on your feet all day. It is really easy to apply and gives a good glide so your hands won't tire.
  5. After this, pop on some cotton socks to help the oil absorb. Now is the great time to put on a new pair of fluffy socks for that extra pamper feeling.
Testing Amphora Aromatics massage oil with Clients
Testing Amphora Aromatics massage oil with Clients
Your feet will thank you for following these steps and you'll be left with healthy looking, happy feet for the rest of summer.

If you have a bit more time to spare, you could even incorporate this as part of a DIY home spa day, and let's face it, we all love a pamper day.

Do you look after your feet? How do you like to relax and pamper yourself?

Helen x 



*PR supplied product. All thoughts and opinions are my own (and my clients). 

Thursday, 2 August 2018

The Tastiest & Easiest Vegan Burger - Italian Herb Burger Mix, Nutree Life - Review

I am always on the hunt for a good burger. You would think there aren't that many available for vegans but you would be wrong. I have been testing out Italian Herb Vegan Burger Mix by Nutree Life
Nutree Life are an all natural, 100% plant based protein company. They have loads of amazing looking products including sticky toffee bites *dribbles*, and they even do a sample box. Oh and they currently have a 35% off summer sale so hurry hurry! 
Anyway, back to the burgers...

Italian Herb Vegan Burger Mix - Nutree Life*
Italian Herb Vegan Burger Mix - Nutree Life*

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Top 5 Unusual European Festivals


Europe. Famous for it's history, culture and beauty. From the sunny beaches of Spain to the architecture of Rome. We have it all. But forget your usual holiday, these are some funky looking festivals across Europe I really want to visit (not including toe-wrestling championship in England or the phallic festival in Greece.)

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Inspirational Homeware & Stationary, Old English Co - Review

A while back I jumped at the chance of working with Old English Co. It is rare for me to fall in love with almost every item a company offers yet Old English Co achieved just that.
I recently redecorated my room so I'm always on the lookout for new bedding. I am also a part-time motivation-lacking student. I made a beeline for their Home and Stationary sections. Here is what I found and what I thought:

The Suki tick of approval, Old English Co*
The Suki tick of approval, Old English Co*

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Dealing with Stress using Massage, a Base Formula Review

We all suffer from some form of stress in our daily lives, be that the every day stress of work, family, money to chronic stress that feels almost paralysing. There are different coping mechanisms for different people and one which I believe everyone can benefit from is massage.

Muscle Massage Oil, Base Formula*

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Celebrating National Tea Day with Traidcraft

Today (April 21st) marks National Tea Day and obviously Tea in the Tub is going to celebrate it. Actually everyday is tea day in this house but today we actually have an excuse. I try to live as cruelty-free as possible, so using more ethically sourced and fair trade products is important. I recently discovered fair trade company Traidcraft who sent me a lovely package of fair trade tea to celebrate tea day with. Here are my thoughts:
Fair trade tea and biscuits - Traidcraft
Fair trade tea and biscuits - Traidcraft

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Vegan #FabFudge - Review

I've tried fudge from little Cornish shops and Christmas markets, finding it grainy, the flavours disappointing and leaving me feeling sick. In 2016 I came across #FabFudge on Twitter. The fact they made vegan fudge in quite unusual handmade flavours caught my interest, and being localish to me (Bristol) and raising money towards MS treatment was... fab. I quickly discovered that it is not fudge I dislike, but mass produced "fudge".
Vegan #FabFudge Review
Vegan #FabFudge Review

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Premier Inn, Putney Bridge. Is it really premier? - Review

Staying in a hotel is always such a rare treat for me. I recently went to see Friendly Fires perform in London and living on the other side of the country, I knew I needed somewhere to stay. I am always budget conscious and a quick internet search led me to Premier Inn. Is everything really premier but the price?
Greeted by a big, cosy bed - Premier Inn
Greeted by a big, cosy bed - Premier Inn

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Things I've Loved in March

Well March did not at all go as expected. To start with, the Flight of the Conchords gig got postponed but that's alright as I have something to look forward to. Then, just before Easter, my tiniest dog Minnie lost her eye so I played ambulance driver and zoomed her to the vet. Very traumatic. 
But March wasn't all doom and gloom. Here are the things I loved about it.
Rescue Piggies
Rescue Piggies