Sunday, 19 March 2017

Night Time Routine Once The Kids Are Sleeping

Well hello and welcome to another post by me!

I am currently looking for a new mattress and seen the  Leesa Mattresses website and It got me thinking and I was inspired to do a night time routine post, as I was thinking about how important a good night sleep actually is! Specially when you are like me and you have a 6 month old baby, who likes to get up at 6am and a 4 year old who loves to sneak into your bed at night.

A lot of people think that health is about dieting, eating clean and working out. But sleep is super important as well! You need to have a good nights sleep in order to function properly the next day. Here is how I get ready for my bed and a good nights sleep!

On a normal night all the kids are in bed by 8pm (its currently 7pm, 1hr to go...). Now its mum time!!
Friday night is bath night for me (I do shower during the week lol), I just find that lying in a hot bath either reading my book or watching youtube is one of the most relaxing times of the week for me. Once I am in I will slap on a face mask. I do LOVE the lush ones but lets face it, I don't always have one.

I love to a variety of things to the bath from lush bombs to Epsom salts. I LOVE lavender!

Once I have had a good soak it hair washing time. I find nothing more relaxing than being freshly washed in nice fresh warm towels.

Once I'm out I help myself to a hot chocolate on my Dulce Gusto (caramel is the flavour of the month) and I sit down to have a look at my laptop (maybe shop a bit!), or read my book (currently Goodnight Mr Tom). Even occasionally I might actually talk to my other half...

Once my hot chocolate is finished I will head back up stairs to brush, floss and stick on a whitening strip. This is when I will go into my room stick on the lights on the back of my bed, put a candle in my salt candle holder (need them ions) and chill on my bed.

Last but not least, I will blow out my candle switch off the lights and snuggle down for some well earned rest!

Sleep is one of the most important times of my day. I work full time, up at 4am for work. Then once I'm home, I am on my feet all day cleaning and sorting out the house and of course, running about after the kids. Having a comfy mattress when I go to sleep is one of the most important things in my night time routine. If you were to ask Holly on her way home from nursery, where do you think mummy is, she would say in bed haha. I love sitting relaxing in bed as well as sleeping. So the mattress I have is super important. If you are looking for some great mattress options, you should have a look at the Leesa website it has some great mattress options!

Did you know you should be changing your mattress ever 8 years! I find its always one of those things your forget to do. Evening turning the mattress every 6 months can help with aches and pains.

I would love to know what you do to relax (specially if you have kids!)

Speak soon

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Monday, 13 March 2017

Olsson Haircare Review


A couple of months back I was contacted by Olsson Haircare and asked to do a review on their Shampoo, Conditioner, Hair Spray Mousse and Conditioner Spray. An I said yeah why not!!

Here is the blurb on Olsson Haircare website 
The Olsson technical hair team spent years perfecting the formulations at their Danish labs, to ensure there’s no added colour, parabens or perfume. By leaving out these nasties, Olsson products are less likely to irritate or cause allergies, as well as helping to prevent further allergic reactions. But Olsson isn’t just for those of us suffering from sensitivities, it also is great for anyone who wants high performance products that aren’t highly scented or crammed with unnecessary additives, so effectively cleanses, conditions and renews hair and scalp without a hint of irritation.

Before I start. All opinions on this review are my own. I was not payed to do this review, however, Olsson was kind enough to send these products in full size out to me to try.

Lets start with the facts!

All of these products listed above are allergen friendly. They are also fragrance, paraben and colourant free. To start with I love the sleek packaging. I think the fact that its white with light and medium dark blue writing really stands out to me. For some reason those colours just scream sensitive product to me.

I have been using these products for the last couple of months and I love them. Not only was I using them. But because they are sensitive product, I can use them on the kids! I have been using the shampoo, conditioner and leave in conditioner spray on Holly. An then just the shampoo on Charlotte and we have had no issues. 

The only downfall I have found is it is fragrance free and I do like  my hair to smell nice, which obviously you don't get with this. But I use dry shampoo even when I just wash my hair for volume so I found that that help with making my hair smell nice. 

The shampoo and conditioner are light to use. I have a lot of hair, but it is very fine. So I find some shampoos and conditioners can be quite heavy in my hair. But I had no problems with this one. I would then (on a normal day) use the leave in conditioner spray in the ends of my hair before blow drying and it just made it so much easier to brush.

On nights where I was doing something nice and I had a reason to wash my hair (not just because my hair stood on end itself) I also used the Hair Spray Mousse and I loved this stuff. It gave my hair volume and held it is place all night long!

I would definitely give these products a 8 / 10. I really did love the fact I could use the same shampoo on everyone. I will be sad when they are finished haha.

Let me know if you give them a try!!
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Monday, 6 March 2017

Where To Start

Well hello!!

I have no idea where to start or how to get back into this blogging thing!!

It is currently 06:01am and I am starting my second month back at work full time after having had my second baby Charlotte - Willow.

I am really struggling now to find time to get everything I want to do in a day done. Looking after the sprogs, playing with the sprogs, reading my book (just one chapter is all I ask!), housework (giving at least one room a day a proper clean), editing videos, blogging and lets not forget about sleeping since I'm up at 4am to hit work again the next day.

This working full time and being a mum certainly isn't easy. An more times that I like to admit, its the kids who suffer.

At some point something will give and I'm hoping its the housework ha ha.

Some nights everything is down to a T. Then we have nights like last night, I have a 6month old throwing a tantrum because she is tired (really!! your tired! you who gets to sleep all day is tired!) and a 4 year old having a tantrum because she needs to poo but doesn't want to (I'm sorry, WHAT!!) and everything is up in the air! I have two bags from last Friday I need to unpack still and we are currently on Tuesday of the following week now!

I have blog posts piling up like crazy to write reviews on and finding the time is like finding gold dust at the moment.

No one said it was easy, but no one tells you the cold hard facts either.

I am going to try get more into a routine. Start adding little bits in here and there each day till I can fit everything in. An who needs sleep anyway! I can sleep when I'm older...

Speak soon (hopefully!)
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