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Sunday, 20 August 2017

Z for Accessorize: Ariel Semi Precious Bracelet




This Ariel bracelet is part of the Z for Accessorize range which is available from Accessorize either in-store or online.  It is £15 and comprises of 3 green semi precious stones set on a pretty gold plated double chain.  It has a built in extender, fastens with a lobster clasp and has the distinctive Z disc next to the clasp.  It is delicate and chic and will look great both with summer and autumnal colour schemes.  



Available from:  Accessorize



Rhino Force Charity Bracelet


Made by The Bead Coalition, the rhino force bracelet is a charity bracelet which enables 50% of the profit to be donated to rhino conservation and raising awareness about the plight of the rhinos. All the information about  donations/ financial statements can be found on The Bead Coalition's website. The bracelet itself is made from white, red and black beads. These are separated by coconut bead.  The black and white beads represent the rhinos and the red beads symbolises their plight.  The coconut bead represents the colour and toughness of the rhino's hide.  The is also a silver tone charm which has Africa on one side and a rhino head silhouette on the other. I purchased this item myself via Ebay UK and it cost £8.56 and £4.67 postage from Africa.  The bracelet is a great way to support a worthwhile cause.  It is eye catching and a great talking point.




I purchased the item myself
Available from Ebay
Bead Coalition Website

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Babyliss Smooth Dry Hot Air Styler


I purchased the Babyliss Smooth Dry Hot Air Styler when it was QVC's TSV for £24.99.  This brush dries and styles at the same time.  It is comparable to the Revlon Perfectionist 2 in 1 Dryer which I have already reviewed.  It is slightly smaller than the Revlon one and I find  the switch is easier to use with hands that are sometimes stiff.  




The Babyliss has two heat settings and a cool setting, comes with 2 detangling combs and has a removable filter.  The Smooth \Dry Hot Air Styler paddle brush has a mixture of silicon bristles and straightening fins which help straighten hair whilst ionic conditioners boost shine and reduce the dreaded frizz.  The paddle brush allows you to add volume to your hair whilst drying and also smooth fizz and tame fly away strands leaving hair looking straight and glossy.



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Sunday, 13 August 2017

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Saturday, 12 August 2017

Book Review: Amanda Prowse, The Art of Hiding



The Art of Hiding by Amanda Prowse is published by Lake Union Publishing and is published on the 22 August 2017.  Nina is the main character of the book and the book charts the course of husband dying, finding his company is bankrupt and so she has to start over with a tween and teenager in tow.  This riches to rags story shows that rich is not always best.  Her two boys, Declan and Connor are 2 self absorbed individuals when they have all the material goods they want and attend a private school - Kings Norton College but grow and improve as individuals when all they have known is ripped from them by the bailiffs and they have to move to a small flat and attend a poor comprehensive.  
Nina's support, when her world comes crashing down, is not from the Kings Norton College mums as they drop her but from her sister who works in a pub and the mums whose boys are on the local rugby team.  She has to rediscover and redefine her life and seems excited that she is going to go back to college and retrain to be a nurse.
This book is all about the characters being redefined, adapting and growing as people as circumstances change.  This book is relate-able as it shows that some relationships become weaker,  none existent, or stronger in the face of such adversarial conditions.  

I was sent this book from Netgalley in return for my honest opinion.  The fact I got it for free does not affect my review. 


Thursday, 10 August 2017

Classic Canes/ National Gallery Whistlejacket Derby Walking Cane




Classic Canes have produced several walking sticks under licence from the National Gallery.  They are Whistlejacket by George Stubbs, Sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh and a Still Life of Flowers in a Wan-Li Vase by Bosschaert. They are available as a folding derby stick, derby cane, petite folding derby stick and petite derby cane.  The folding derby stick has 4 pieces and is adjustable between 82cm to 92 cm, the petite version is adjustable from 77cm to 85cm. The cane is adjustable from 77cm to 100cm and the petite 67cm to 90 cm so suitable for a wide range of heights. The canes are £42 and folding walking sticks £46.

I purchased the Whistlejacket derby cane via the National Gallery.  It came carefully package in a tube - i imagine that it is quite difficult to pack up a walking cane to send through the post!  The cane looks like a piece of art.  The horses are strategically placed around the cane and almost look real. The stick is light and comfortable to use, although I would like it if it came with a wrist strap.



Available from:
Whistlejacket Derby Walking Stick
Whistlejacket Petite Folding Walking Stick

Primark Beauty and the Beast Chip Cross Body Bag & Purse




The Chip purse and cross body bag were available for about a second in Primark.  It is an official Disney product. I got mine via Ebay and the pair were £18 including postae. There are still some available on Ebay and the price seems to be slowly gong down.




The cross body bag is cute. It has Chip on one side and is a contrasting pink on the other.  It has a pinky/gold glittery bottom and a iridescent gold nose/handle. The zip goes along the back of the bag rather than the top so it can be difficult to fit things in it.  The strap is quite short as it is meant to be a child's bag and it is not adjustable in length.  The bag measures 12x19cm and the strap 39cm.


The chip  purse, like the bag has Chip on one side and is a contrasting pink on the other.  He has a glittery pink base, a gold iridescent handle and a gold zip at the top. He is fully lined.   He measures 9x11cm




Oasis & ZSL Collaboration

For the first time in its 191 year history, London Zoological Society have collaborated with Oasis  to creating a capsule clothing collection "The Wildest Dream".  ZSL hopes the collaboration will raise awareness for the need for world wide scientific research ad conservation work  with endangered species.  The prints are based upon animals based at London and Whipsnade Zoos and feature tigers, snakes, butterflies, zebra etc,  The clothing includes skater dresses, skirts, dresses, scarves,  t shirts, clutch bags, trainers and sweaters.

The ZSL tiger trainers (£26) feature tigers and butterflies and are are cute, comfortable and look equally smart when paired with either a maxi dress or with jeans.  They run true to size and feel light to wear, they are not clumpy trainers.They tie with a ribbon which I am going to put a stitch through as I cannot bend down or tie bows. 

The Indiana Print Tee   (£22) is a soft tunic style t shirt, machine washable, is made from 100% viscose, with small slits up the side.   It has tigers, butterflies, sloths, parrots  and snakes against a dark, foliage background.  The print is on both the back and front of the top with a black mesh section on the shoulders.  

The Indiana Skater Dress (45), also available in long, features the same unusual print as the Indiana Print Tee.  It is made of viscose (is machine washable)  so  hangs nicely and can stretch whilst look slimming.  The zip draws you in at the waist.  It has cross back detailing with a fastening at the top and a zip around the waist.  As I cannot get my arms that far around my back I do find it difficult to fasten by myself.  .  

The ZSL Tie Front Tee  (£34) features an ant, parrot, cheetah and has a tie waist on the front.  This is hand wash only, which is disappointing, and looks great with khaki trousers or cargo pants.  There is a cut out ladder design on the back.  

Please note I am wearing a size 8, but as I am 4ft 9" not 5ft 10" the tops look different on me compared to the model on the Oasis website!
  


The collection is available in Oasis online and in-store and key pieces are also available online and in store at the Whipsnade and London Zoo.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Falke Sensitive Berlin Women's Socks

Socks, might seem a slightly boring blog post topic, but if like me, your legs swell up, you become obsessed with finding a comfortable pair of socks.  This is were Falke Sensitive Women's Socks come in.  Yes they are expensive - ranging from £7-15 depending upon where you purchase them, but they are comfortable and due to the sensitive, non elastic top, do not constrict your leg if it swells during the day.  
They have anatomic left and right fitting, pressure free, non constricting comfort tops  and handlinked toes so the seem is flat and doesn't rub your them.  They are cotton on the inside and merino wool on the outside of the sock.   The come in two sizes, 2.5-5 and 5.5- 8 and there is a variety of colours. I get mine either insore at House of Fraser Manchester or Amazon UK. 

Monday, 7 August 2017

Poweradd Pilot X7 External Power Battery Bank




Spending a lot of time in waiting rooms and hospital wards I depend upon my phone/kindle/internet access to amuse and distract me but they always run out at the most inopportune moment!   I purchased the Poweradd Pilot X7 20,000 mAh as it (£18.99 including delivery with Prime) has good reviews.   This external power battery bank is suitable for most brands of tablets and phones including Samsung and Apple.  It charges my Apple Ipod ITouch 7 times before it needs recharging itself.  It has dual USB output ports so can charge two devices at the same time.  

I have 3 external power batteries, I can then rotate them when needed. If I am in hospital I will have on in use and someone will bring me a newly charged one so I can swap when it runs out.  They remove the inconvenience of batteries running out when I am just at a good bit in my book or in the middle of playing a game. I just plug my device in to the charger and I can continue.  

I purchased this myself and the views expressed in this blog are my own.
Available from:
Amazon

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Decleor 30 spf Hair and Body Oil

Although Summer appears to have been and gone in the North West of the UK, SPF is still important, especially if you are someone who burns easily as you don't go out very often and your skin is not used to any sun exposure at all. Just because the sun isn't visible doesn't mean you cannot get skin damage. Decleor Aroma Sun Expert Summer Oil with spf30 (£27) can be used on the body and hair.  Containing no mineral oil, it does contain both UVA and UVB filters, protecting skin from sun damage, premature skin ageing and skin cancer.  Suitable for all skin types, it is water resistant and needs to be reapplied every 2 hours or after swimming..  It also contains manoi oil which smells gorgeous and leaves the hair and body moisturised and nourished.
The need for hair SPF is often ignored.  Slather the body and face with high SPF leaving hair to be dried out by the sun, leaving it dry, brittle, stripping pigment from hair and washing colour out whilst burning your scalp!  Decleor hair and body oil solves the problem of carrying two bottles around as it can be used on both and it is in a spray so easy to use. 

I purchased this item myself, it is available from the Decleor Website and the internet web shops that are official stockists of the brand.   

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Botanics Relaxing Lavender Body, Space and Sleep Spray



As someone who has difficulty sleeping due to constant neuropathic pain and M.E. my saviour comes in a spray. Available from Boots for £5.49 (and often on 3 for 2), the Boots Botanics Relaxing Lavender Body, Space And Pillow Spray is a relaxing 3 in 1 Spray that can be used to spray the calming scent of lavender.  I find that this is a cheaper, purse friendly version of other, more expensive sleep sprays.  At £5.49 it can, and is, especially when hot, sprayed liberally on beds to freshen them up and around the room.  This isn't, by any means, a miracle cure for insomnia or sleeplessness due to constant pain, but I do find it helps to relax me and I am then more likely to drift of to sleep. 


I also spray my cat's bed with it as he is prone to panic attacks and the smell calms him down! He does love the smell of the spray, it doesn't smell artificial and as a lavender aficionado who spends all summer either waiting for the lavender in his garden to smell,   then the rest of the summer sat under it, smelling it, he knows his stuff!


Available from: Boots

Z for Accessorize Carina Stars Ring


The Z for Accessorize Carina Stars gold plated ring looks like a mini crystal ball surrounded by 2 cubic zircon stars.  The focal point of the ring is the moonstone which is eye catching and cut so you can see flashes of  iridescent blues and white,   I don't particularity like the stars and cubic zircon on either side of the ring, but I can look past that as otherwise the ring is a great statement piece.

I purchased this item myself and the views expressed in this blog are my own. 

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Thursday, 27 July 2017

Z for Accessorize Adeline Semi Precious Hoop Pendant Necklace



The Z for Accessorize semi precious hoop pendant necklace (£17) matches the hoop earrings.  It is gold plated, has a lobster clasp, the z logo disc and extender chain.  Despite having several stones in the hoop it is a light necklace. Due to the pastel colours of the semi precious stones this necklace will look great ith either a winter or summer wardrobe.


I purchased this necklace myself and the views expressed in my blog are my own.
Available from:
Accessorize Website

Melanie Tomlinson Hokusai Japanese Bird Brooches


Melanie Tomlinson has designed three Japanese bird brooches for the British Museum  Hokusai: Beyond the Great Wave exhibition.  This is her fourth collaboration with the museum and all three designs are sold exclusively by them.  I have reviewed her brooches on a previous blog post but wanted to write a blog post about these three pieces as they are so unique and well though out, using metal and a hand printed design inspired by the artist, Katsushika Hokusai.  

The cuckoo brooch is £45 (£40.50 British Museum members), measures 7cmx6cm and is made from hand painted metal.  I like it, but not as much as the Japanese Robin which is my favourite.

The Japanese robin has been re-imagined in to this adorable brooch.  As with the other two brooches, i is £45(£40.50 for members of the British Museum) and is made from hand painted  metal. it measures 7cmx6cm and I would wear this both as a brooch and use my necklace converter  to make it into a statement necklace.  I think this brooch looks cute and cuddly. 

The hawfinch (same details and measurements as the other two brooches) has a cheeky little glint in it's eye.  It looks as though it is eyeing the wearer suspiciously!

All three bird brooches are eye catching and unusual, a talking point and a wearable memory of  the exhibition itself.

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Cuckoo Brooch
Hawfinch
Japanese Robin

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Imaginary Walking Stick For the 21 Century



Walking sticks/ canes are a necessity  for many people but they are, for the most part clunky, obtrusive, unwieldy and heavy items.  Over the past years they have become lighter and more fashionable.   More colours, patterns and different types of handles are now available but the perfect stick/cane has yet to be developed.




Looking at the above pictures you can see that walking sticks have progressed from the traditional silver heavy walking stick to a lighter more colourful cane. but the flaws are still there. The handles are uncomfortable if your hands are small or large.  As they are made out of aluminium they get slippy if your hands are sweaty and I am sure they could do more than just be a traditional disability  walking aid and be a device that enhances a person's life even more than just enabling them to walk.


My Design

1. The Handle
The handle would not be made from the same material as the stick itself as this can result in the handle being slippy and uncomfortable and they are definitely not one size fits all as assumed by manufacturers.  the handle would be foam which can be moulded to the user's hand, thus enhancing comfort and reducing the potential for sweatiness. 

There would also be both a panic button/ tracking device on the side of the handle which would improve the safety of the user, as they could be tracked or call for help if they had an accident/were hurt/ were attacked.

On a more fun note there would also be a wifi hotspot so the user could surf the web/check emails etc and a usb charger and portable charger so they can charge items  on the go.  There would also need to be a charging port so the handle can be charged when necessary.  The charger would also power the lights (see 2, 3 &5).

2. Light in Handle.  
This light would shine straight ahead as a warning to others that there is someone walking along using a stick and may not have the necessary mobility to leap out of the way of oncoming people (I added this feature after years of having to zig zag out of other people's way or risk getting knocked over).

3 Light in the Stick
The lights in the stcik itself ate positioned quite high up.  This is so they can be positioned at a 45 degree angle so the user can see bumps, kerbs etc that are coming up.

5.  Light in the Ferrule.
The light in the ferrule would shine across the ground, highlighting any immediate dangers, dog poo etc. 

The addition of so many lights would enable the user to go out in the dusk or dark, when immediate dangers such as kerbs, raised pavement flags cannot be seen but could cause huge problems for someone with limited or restricted mobility.  The lights would illuminate such dangers and hopefully make someone with restricted mobility who has to depend on such a  stick more confident to go out during the evening and not feel restricted to venturing out just in the day time.  
The lights would also warn others, be they in cars or walking along, that there is someone coming along who cannot walk very quickly or get out of their way and that they should take this in to account and move themselves.

4. Stick
there would be 3 sizes of stick aimed at children, women and men.  This consideration would take into account height, weight etc when determining how much adjustment the stick will allow, how much weight the stick will take. 

As all the additions would all be an added expense and cost more than a basic walking stick. Latex covers with different designs could be produced to pull on the stick to make them fun.

My design incorporates both safety features and items seen as a necessity (wifi)  bringing a medical aid that is needed by many in to the 21 Century.


Monday, 24 July 2017

Michelle Smart: Protecting His Defiant Innocent(Mills and Boon)




This is the first in Michelle Smart's new trilogy based upon the Pellegrino family.  This book is based upon the youngest sister, the defiant innocent (Francesca) who ants to establish a hospital in a poverty stricken, corrupt and war torn country in the Caribbean. memory of her brother who has just been killed in an accident.  Felipe Lorenzo is the protector, brought in to protect Francesca as she negotiates buying land etc.   Will Felipe keep her safe and break down his own internal barriers which prevent him admitting he loves her or are they destined to go there own separate ways?


I received my copy from NetGalley and Mills and Boon via #MillsandBoonInsiders. This does not influence my opinions as all opinions are my own.

Available from:
Amazon UK
Mills & Boon

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Crush Body Fragrance Mist & Review of London Loves Beauty



I purchased the Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Crush Body Fragrance Mist , 240 ml (£44)  from the London Loves Beauty website.   There is also a travel size version available which is  90ml  (£27).  I purchased the famous BumBum cream ages ago from Sephora and loved it, but they do not ship the mist due to shipping restrictions.  London Loves Beauty was the only UK site that I could find that stocked the body mist.


The bottle is big and chunky with the name embossed on the lid - this thrilled one of my friends who is completely blind because for once she wouldn't need to make a braille sticker to identify it!.  The smell of the mist is the same as the body cream ,a gourmand combination of  pistachio and salted caramel.  The spray can be used on body, hair and clothes/ lingerie.  The spray is quite fine and doesn't drench me when I use it.  I sprayed some on my pillow when I was feeling down and it almost cheered me up! Some reviews say the smell doesn't last,  but on a hotish day (for the North West) at 80 degrees it lasted a good 5 hours and 7 hour when layered with the cream.  I find 2 sprays is enough so the bottle will last ages.

I had never heard of the London Loves Beauty website until I was looking for a shop that sold the body mist.  Shipping is free for purchases over £70 for UK deliveries or £3.95 flat rate if under that.   Other shipping rates are listed on the website.  My parcel came securely packaged and nicely wrapped in purple tissue paper.  There is a Facebook messenger  live chat available 10am -5pm 7 days a week.  Once I had purchased my item I was notified of my shipping order/dispatch.  I got my item within 3 days.  I would use London Loves Beauty again as they have brands that are normally difficult to get in the UK such as ColorPop and Drunk Elephant, their website is easy to navigate  and their customer service is great.

I purchased this item myself and the views expressed i this blog post are my own.

Available From: London Loves Beauty

Z for Accessorize: Adeline Semi Precious Hoop Earrings




These Z for Accessorize Adeline gold plated semi precious hoop earrings (£19)  are more delicate in the flesh than they look on the website.  They are very easy to put in, or to get some one else to put them in for you.  Despite having several stones in the hoop they are very light so will not pull your ear down.  The colours of the stones are a variety of pastel hues so these earrings would work just as well in A/W as in S/S.

Available from:
Accessorize Website

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Z for Accessorize Halle Semi Precious Lariat Necklace



I have not bought any Z for Accessorize jewellery since March, but this necklace really caught my eye. The Halle semi precious pendant (£19) is a gold plated lariat style necklace.  The semi precious green stone at the top of the necklace is quite substantial and eye catching.  There are several cubic zircon stones in a drop at the bottom.  It has a built in chain extender.  It is a piece of jewellery that can be worn in summer but also looks great with a winter polo neck jumper.  As I am short it looks a lot longer on m than the model on the Accessorize website.  

I purchased this item myself and the views expressed in my blog are my own.  

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Nicci French: Sunday Morning Coming Down



This is the seventh book in the Frieda Klein series and this time the evil is brought much closer!  The first decomposing body is found under Frieda's floorboards by Josef. The body is that of an ex=policeman she had   hired to protect her.  She eventually manages to persuade the Police that it is in fact Dean Reeves who is the killer (everyone the supposedly committed suicide 7 years ago), but this does not keep her friends and family safe... As her friends and colleagues become Reeve's victims, "FRIEDA KLEIN" can be found imprinted near the scene of the crime.  This creates a clear link between the crime, killer and Frieda.  He will not stop his killing spree until he his caught or she is killed.  After 6 months the Police investigations are wound down so Frieda starts her own investigation with the help of a private investigator and  DCI Karlsson (who she has worked with in the past).  Will they run out of time or catch the killer?


Frieda is a complex character, the characters are described in detail and seem real and the reader cannot help but get drawn into her and her family's lives as the story progresses.  


I received my copy from NetGalley and Penguin. Sent to me in return for a honest review.  This does not influence my opinions as all opinions are my own.

Available from:
Amazon UK

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Wet brush-pro are EPIC and are a Mini Spa For Your Hair!



I purchased both the EPIC PROFESSIONAL Wet brush-pro Deluxe Shine (£17.32) and Deluxe Detangler  (£16.72) from Amazon UK.  

The brush-pro range is their elite line of hair brushes, designed for professionals.  EPIC is their acronym for the brush-pro key attributes: Elite; Professionals; Inspired and Creative.  


The Deluxe Shine is the larger of the two brushes. It is a paddle brush which has a very soft bed for the bristles so they do not tug or snag your hair.  The shine comes from the bristles combining  a blend of 100% boar bristles with the Wet brush's patented IntelliFlex bristles, which detangle whilst the boar bristles add shine, luster and remove impurities from the scalp.  This combination of bristles boosts the scalp's circulation and spreads the hair's natural oils from roots to tip, leaving your hair shiny, manageable and healthier.   This brush is also supposed to work well with dry shampoos, enhancing the shampoo by cleansing and purify your hair with every brush stroke.  


The Deluxe Detangler is the smaller of the two brushes.  the bed of the brush is not as soft and bouncy as the shine brush, it feels firmer as I brush it through my hair.  Ergonomically designed, the brush has a longer and stronger handle which is great for me as I have difficulty reaching the top of my head.  The brush head has been redesigned, with a larger bristle and cushion area which allows the brush to glide through more hair with one swipe and "maximise detangling efficiency and enables faster styling with less breakage.  The bristles are IntelliFlex bristles which allows tangles and knots to be brushed out easily with little or no pulling, tugging, ripping out of hair or pain. I had a huge knot at the back of my hair (where my arm cannot reach) and even my normal Wet brush was struggling to de-knot it.  My mum, using the Deluxe Detangler managed to get the knot out in a few swipes without having to pull out any hair, so it definitely works!

The EPIC range of Wet brush-pro are like mini spas for the hair and scalp.  Both the brushes glide through my hair, and with a few swipes my hair was brushed and my scalp felt massaged.  My scalp feels as though I have had my hair brushed at a salon as my scalp actually feels as though the bristles have got through to the scalp (my hair is very thick) and massaged it.



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Sunday, 16 July 2017

Gardman Kids Wild Bird Feeding Station



As I have several chronic and degenerative diseases I spend a lot of time in bed. I wanted something I could watch from my window when I was lying in bed bored which would distract me from the pain.  I bought the Gardman's kids wild bird feeder, as it was cheap, bright and eye catching from Amazon.  It was easy to slot together, just three metal poles which screwed together and the top with the hooks for the feeders which slotted into place. The instruction were clear.  You can put the feeder in soil as it has a pointy end but I bought the patio stand so I can move the feeder around and after trying both it seems more stationary and secure.  It also came with a little bird bath, feeding tray for seed and feeding station to hold fat balls.  The bath slides on to the metal pole and can be positioned wherever you want as can the feeding tray.  The feeder just flips open and you put the fat balls in.  I also bought the wild bird seed feeder, as the fat balls were not going down very well with my visiting birds.  The top just unscrews and you pour the nuts/seeds in, then refasten the lid.

                                   
  
So far the only birds who use it are three wood pigeons.  It is fun to watch them flying back and forth snacking, and complaining when they do not like what is on offer! I am pleased I bought it and enjoy watching them and their antics when I am lying in bed feeling sorry for myself.

I purchased these items myself and the items expressed in my blog are my own.

Amazon UK:

Gardmans Kids Wild Bird Seed Feeder (£4.99 add on with Prime).
Gardmans Feeding Station Patio Stand (£20.38 with Prime).

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Classic Canes: Angel Fish Fashion Derby Cane


I purchased the fashion derby extendable walking stick in Angel Fish from the Stick & Cane shop for £35.95.  Made by Classic Canes the detail on this stick is amazing and would be a great stick for a child/teenager or Disney addict as the clown fish could double as Nemo! I have put pictures of of the fish on my IG account. It is a bright, summery stick, which is easy to cut down (it is adjustable from 76 cm to 100) but I have to get them cut down as I am only 4 ft 8".  It has a derby handle, so can get a bit slippy to hold in hot weather, but it is definitely a fun, statement walking stick 



I purchased this item myself and the views expressed in my blog are my own.


Avalible from here

Friday, 7 July 2017

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Golden Shimmer Multi Use Oil


NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Golden Shimmer Multi Usage Dry Oil is a multi use oil that nourishes, repairs and softens the skin. moisturises hair whilst adding a subtle glimmer and glow to wherever it is applied.  50ml is £20 from Look Fantastic, which is where I purchased my bottle from.  It is a very light weight, non greasy oil which has a lovely smell of orange blossom, rose and vanilla.  It looks and smells great on the hair, I have a few greys which I can hide when I apply the oil due to the gleam and slight sparkle it leaves behind.  The oil does leave a satin like gleam (which is easy to wash off) so if like me, you dont like faux tan as it looks too fake on you this adds just a slight tint of colour and shine which hides stretch marks, bruises etc.  



I purchased this item myself and the views expressed in this blog are my own.