Big Brows Messy Hair was born in the summer of 2015 whilst searching for an outlet that peeked my interests. I set about creating a Fashion and Lifestyle blog. I love sharing my fashion style,beauty tips and news about my life on a daily basis.
I hope everyone is enjoying this glorious weather we having at the moment. This is my second month into my braces journey with My Medical Clinic. I had a lot of dental work carried out in my last appointment so I wanted to update you on my progress so far.
Last week I had my bottom braces applied. I also had a tooth extraction and I needed occlusal bonding too, ( which is like a blue band cement) that is applied to my back molars to stop my top teeth from causing any damage to my bottom braces, as I have a deep bite. So as you can imagen last week was a tough one. Not only was I getting used to having the bottom braces on I also had a tooth removed and my bite adjusted. Last week was the hardest week for me so far in my braces journey but I know it will all be worth it in the end.
7 days have passed and the pain and uncomfortable feeling has faded substantially. I have one more ‘big’ appointment left and that is the next one. I will be having two teeth removed before having my top braces tightened for the first time.
Why I needed to have a tooth removed?
Having teeth removed for orthodontic treatment is not uncommon especially if you have some overcrowding. In the before picture below you will see a tooth on my right hand side kinda jutting out doing its own thing – that is the tooth that I said au revoir too. Dr Andrea Teigell carried out the procedure. I was a little nervous I have to admit as I have not had many teeth pulled as an adult, but Dr Andrea was so friendly, she kept chatting to me and even had Ed Sheeran playing in the background and it helped to take my mind off the procedure. My mouth was numbed and the extraction took roughly 20 mins. Now that there has been space made in my mouth my teeth are been maneuvered into the correct alignment.
Applying the bottom braces was the very same as the top. It took roughly an hour and a half. You need to keep your mouth open the entire time the brackets are being applied. In my opinion the bottom braces have been a little harder to get used to than the top. One of the main struggles with braces for me, is food getting stuck EVERYWHERE in them. (I will be sharing my tips and tricks to keeping your braces clean in the coming weeks.)
What is Occlusal bonding?
Occlusal bonding is a blue band cement that has been applied to my back molars. It is used to prop open my mouth so that I don’t damage the bottom braces. It also allows me to be able to have the top and bottom braces on at the same time which will speed up my over all treatment. If I didn’t get the occlusal bonding I would have had to wait to get the braces on my bottom teeth. Which would have slowed my treatment down.
I am loving that I am already beginning to see results. Even the smallest of changes mean I am one more step closer to a straighter smile.
Be sure to check out my ‘braces highlight’ on Instagram BigBrowsMessyHair to keep up to date with my braces journey.
For more information and a price list check out My Medical Clinic
I like to think of myself as a ‘stiletto kinda girl’ but the reality of the of the situation is, I am far from Carrie bradshaw. I opt to wear flat shoes or runners on daily basis. While keeping any sort of heel wearing to evenings and when dining out. Two of the main reasons I reach for my flat shoes is A – Comfort and B– Practicality. When I am running around after my son and taking care of everyday errands I like to feel comfortable.
I do believe shoes can make or break any outfit, so it is important for me, to keep my outfit looking and feeling chic, all the while sporting comfortable shoes. There comes that time of the week when It’s time to peel off those gym leggings, kick off those runners and slip into a outfit that makes your feel confident, comfortable and stylish.
I make shoes contact before eye contact.
I am always on the search for the PERFECT pair of flat shoes that are balanced between comfortable and chic. Hottershoes was set up in 1959 in Lancashire and have been designing and making footwear ever since! They began designing slipper production in the early 1990s when they had there ‘eureka moment’ – identifying a niche in the market for stylish shoes with comfort built in.
Pink loafers are this seasons must have shoe. They are Splashed across my instagram everyday. I fell in love with these beautiful blush pink loafers and I just knew I needed them in my life! My pet peeve is buying flat shoes thinking they will be comfortable and well,, they actually turn out being more distressing than just if I had just worn the heels.
These Eternity loafers are soft suede making them feel every inch of luxury hugging your feet. As the suede is super soft, there is no unpleasant cutting into your skin or the back of your heels. The sole is lightweight, supportive and flexible. This is a slip on loafer feature a textured chain embellishment. These shoes make my feet look and feel fantastic ALL – DAY – LONG!!
Soft-touch suede uppers, lining and insole
Textured linked chain embellishment
Flexible and lightweight sole
Upper Material: All Suede
Sock Material: All Suede
Lining Material: All Textile – Leather
Sole Material: All Polyurethane
Fastening Style: Slip On
Heel Height:20mm, 3/4 inch
I love that theses shoes can make any outfit feel ‘puttogether‘ in seconds. Whether I am slipping them on with my favorite pair of denims or under a cute summer dress.
I love that they can make any outfit look sophisticated, tasteful and stylish.
Its officially wedding party season! I am super excited to be a bridesmaid for my sister’s wedding in June. We celebrated her hen party in style glamping in Doolin. We gave her a great send off and she is now ready to offically become Mrs.
So I thought I’d put together my list of tips that I picked up along the way to help celebrate your bride-to-be.
Now, keep in mind that every bride and every hen party is different. However, these are a few golden rules to stick to, no matter what the specifics are.
Here we go…
Its all about the bride
The absolute, most important rule to any Hen party is you are celebrating a very special bride-to-be, and this weekend is all about her. If you want to have a happy bride-to-be, keep the weekend about her. Choose the activities and themes you know she will enjoy.
Hen party committee
Assign a hen party committee from the get go. In our case it was the two bridesmaids and one of my sister’s closest friends. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Ive not been to many hen parties, so having someone on the committee to guide us was very much appreciated. we could give each other different jobs to do and share the responsibilities such as picking up different bits and pieces, emailing and confirming details and sorting the group funds.
Location location location
In the early stages of planning, picking the location was the first thing we did. We searched online for different hen party destinations. We knew we were staying in Ireland, so it was vital the area would be acomadating for group parties. It was also important that there was activities in the area for us. We stayed in a luxury glamping site in Doolin. The canvas roof tents fit 2 double beds, a gas and electric heater. Two chairs, beanbags, trunks and drawers to keep our belongings in and most importantly sockets for us to charge our phones and plug in our hot hair tools.
Social Media Savy
You’ll want to be extra careful when Instagramming over a hen party weekend. Hen parties can get a bit wild (depending on who you’re with and who you’re celebrating), and some of the photos you take should never see the light of day. (And we definitely had a few of them!) Just make sure to get approval from the rest of the hen party before you post/tweet/etc.
First, it’s customary for the bride-to-be to wear white, so unless you’re the bride to be, leave your white-on-white ensembles at home. We all opted to wear black dresses on the first night with our flower crowns and my sister wore a white dress.
After we had our location down, we did our research on the different activities that was available to us in the area. From Island hoping on the bumpest boat ever, to biking around one of the Aran islands to endless pits of champagne. We did it all. We also played some of our own games and I have never laughed so much.
Check out Pinterest for some different Hen party game ideas.
We put together small party bag for all the girls on the hen. We filled the bags with bits and pieces. Everything from flower crowns to #henfest wristbands and selfie props, to bags of sweets and not forgetting some much needed paracentmol!
We picked up our goodie bags and all the little extra pieces such as balloons and ivory and bunting to decorate the brides tent from The hen planner
Sticking with our Hen fest theme we also had sunflower..
This haul is long overdue, but this is one of my most favorite blog posts to write. Catrice Cosmetics have revamped their packaging this season and I LOVE it. It looks super chic and streamline. I have been trying out some products for the past few weeks from their new Summer 2018 collection and I have finally narrowed it down to my favorite, must have products.
These colour correction pens are a returning favourite product . I think these are fantastic and are great to have in any makeup bag! These pens offer 18 hour of moisturizing. The design of the pen makes application super quick,easy and precise. These retouch pens by Catrice are a great dupe for the Touchè Èclat highlighting pens at a fraction of the price.
Anti – Dark Circle Concealer –This colour correcting yellow concealer will optically neutralize dark circles.
Brightening Concealer –Colour correcting lavender concealer that optically balances yellow skin patches and brightens dull skin.
Anti – Red Concealer –Colour correcting green concealer that optically neutralizes skin redness.
This colour neutralizer matifying powder, creates the perfect balance finish. You can swirl your brush through all the shades together or use specific shades to tackle unbalanced skin tones.
Green – Neutralizes redness
Yellow and peach – corrects dark spots
Lavender – Brightness skin
California in a box – Bronze and Blush palette
This palette has 2 matt bronzing shades, 1 pearly and 1 matt blush shade. It also features a special effect top coat highlighter that creates a healthy sunkissed glow. This palette is from the Malibu beach collection and the shades reflect this. With copper and under tones of red this palette is perfect to add to your makeup collection for Summer 2018.
My secret to golden dewy skin
I am obsessed with these two products. Say hello to Galactic highlighter drops and Light correcting serum primer. If you pick up any products from this haul make sure it is these two! There are two ways you can use these highlighting drops. Option 1 mix a few droplets into your favourite foundation to brighten your base and give yourself a dewy finish. Or option 2, apply it directly to highlight your cheekbones. Simply finish by dusting your favourite highlighting powder over it, to really make it pop!
This is my holy grail product. This Light correcting serum primer adds a fresh dewy glow to my skin, that I’ve never had from any other product. There is also two ways I like to use this. Option 1 apply it all over my skin before my foundation and blend it in with my kabuka brush. It gives my skin a sunkissed glow. Or option 2, I apply it on it’s own and dust it with finishing powder. Although it does not have any coverage it brings my skin to life and adds a light bronzed finished.
My holy grail product
You may have noticed during weekdays I don’t tend to do elaborate eye makeup. I am usually running out the door and usually just apply one shade all over and mascara and I am good to go. When I seen this palette came with a sponge applicator brush I have to admit to wondering – does anyone still use these anymore? But little did I know this brush is designed to make your eyeshadow application super quick and effortlessly. It picks up the two shades and makes it easy to create a gradient of two shades on your eye lid with one swipe across. This palette has matched perfectly 4 due eyeshadows that can be used day and night
Anti – Shine Fixing spray
Once finished I set my makeup with this anti shine fixing spray. It keeps my makeup in place all day. On warmer days I also like to keep this in my handbag for top ups throughout the day as it also refreshes my complexion. It leaves my skin feeling hydrated with a matte finish. If you are looking to keep your makeup in place for the day or night this is the perfect setting to add to your makeup bag this summer.
I am officially an adult that wears braces!! I am 28 and beginning my journey to straighten my teeth with MyMedical.ie in their new Cherrywood clinic.
I had my upper braces applied last week and the bottom brace will be applied in three weeks. I hear what your saying why now? From looking at my cheesy grinning images on Instagram you may never have guessed that I am actually extremely self conscious about my teeth. I have been, for as long as I can remember. Most of my childhood – right through my teens I point blank refused to show my teeth when I smiled and instead awkwardly did a closed mouth, tight lipped moody looking smirk.
Fastword to my late teens early 20s and I stupidly thought I was too old to sport braces and instead I learned to work with what I had. ( but I actually loathed my smile.) As I didn’t like my teeth, dental hygiene has always been very important to me. As I had crooked teeth I concentrated on getting them white and sparkling! I would say I became an expert at disguising my teeth by making them look as polished as I could in photos – with how I angled my face and how I smiled. In reality I was still very anxious about meeting new people and talking. I was always trying to hide my teeth when I laughed or spoke. So much so I was just plain mumbling most of the time!
With my 30th birthday slowing approaching I began looking into finally sorting my teeth. I began researching online forums and blogs and MyDental.ie kept popping up. They are the people behind some of Ireland’s most recognized and famous smiles. So you can only imagine my excitement when they wanted to collaborate with me. Being a mum I’ve always put my needs second. This has been a colossal insecurity of mine for so long and now it was finally time to to squash that insecurity that I had been carrying around with me all of this timeI am Laying it all on the table and showing you my BEFORE images. I would have usually never had the confidence to share my teeth from these angles, but as I am on the road to straighter teeth now, I cannot wait to share my smile transformation with you all.
It really is never too late to begin your journey to achieve your perfect smile.
From The beginning
Firstly I had my teeth professionally cleaned. My Dental made me feel extremely comfortable and at ease. My teeth were left sparkling and feeling buffed and polish to every inch of my mouth. Nothing feels better than that extreme fresh feeling that you can only achieve from a professionally cleaning.
Next I had my X-ray carried out which took a full 360 degree picture of my mouth, jaw and teeth. I then had my consultation with Dr J. Cabrera which advised me on what type of braces I would need, to achieve my goal. Dr. J. Cabrera made the top and bottom impressions of my teeth. It was super quick and pain free. An orthodontic impression is taken with a tray that fits over your teeth and placed into your mouth for a few seconds. As I didn’t need any dental working carried out such as fillings etc I was good to go.
I had my top brace fitted which took roughly an hour and a half. It was not painful but a little uncomfortable as you need to keep your mouth open for the full time. My teeth were coated in a substance to prep my teeth for the brackets. A bracket is applied to each tooth individually and kept in place by a wire.
The days after
For me personally I have not been in too much pain. I have not needed to take any paracetamol as of yet. However I am still getting used to the feeling of the braces being on my teeth. I do feel a slight pressure on my teeth which made it hard to eat the first few days. I am also still getting used to speaking confidently with the braces on.
If you are getting braces on soon, here are some tips to do before you get your braces on:
Be sure to thoroughly brush your teeth and and floss in the lead up to your appointment so that your teeth and gums are in the best possible condition on the day your braces are applied.
Apply lip balm before you get your braces on to avoid your lips getting chapped. Keep it on hand to top up afterwards too.
Keep paracetamol in your bag for afterwards incase you are feeling any discomfort.
Make sure to eat something filling before you get your braces applied as it is uncomfortable to eat the first day after your braces have been applied.
Be sure to ask your dentist any questions you may have. My Dental have been very reassuring and have been able to answer all of my
Be sure to check out my “BRACES” highlight on my instastories to keep up to date with my journey to straighter teeth. Instagram – Bigbrowsmessyhair
Tunetoo is a French website that bring designers from all over France together and gives them the platform to share and create their unique designs. Everything on the website can be be completely custom designed to your personal choice. Everything down to the type of clothing, accessories or home ware. You can choose the colours, slogans and even if you choose to have something engraved. This is the perfect website to let your creative juices flow while adding some unique pieces to your wardrobe.
I chose three different pieces from Tunetoon that caught my eye for their distinctive,and one of a kind designs. Check them out below.
Carpe Diem €34.90
This pale pink jumper has the slogan Carpe Diem on it. I had been on the hunt for a pink slogan jumper since I spotted Holly Willoughby rocking a similar one. This jumper is super soft and comforting on the skin, as it is 100% cotton. Tunetoon has a wide range of different shades to choose from and different slogans. It also gives you the choice to design your own jumper with a personal slogan, which I think would also make a perfect personalized gift. These cute jumpers look great paired over jeans for a comfortable look or taking fashion inspo from Holly and styled over a skirt for a more chic look.
Cute… but psycho €22.90
This cute tee was quite popular on my instagram. Sometimes it’s good to have a little laugh and to not take ourselves too serious. A crisp one tee is a must have in every woman’s wardrobe as they are so versatile. The added slogan is just a bonus! This can be worn in the day casual or like me perfect to pair over a mini skirt for a night time look.
Love on the brain €50.00
Who doesn’t love a soft bathrobe? I choose the timeless white style with the slogan loveon the brain stitched on the left hand side. This bathrobe is 100% microfiber cotton making it soft and absorbent. It features a shawl collar and belt. This is perfect for anyone who loves to feel pampered and relaxed after getting out of a hot bubble bath or shower.
I have this amazing platform to be able to speak to you all so I like to try share informative and helpful articles. Becoming a more positive and stronger person meant I needed to change my entire mindset. It wasn’t like one day I woke up and saw the world through new eyes. It takes time and small changes everyday, that lead to big changes. We all have to start somewhere and I began by thinking like the type of person I wanted to become.
Every day wake up with the opportunity to renew, refresh and reset.I used to feel LIFE dealt me an unlucky hand, the grass was always greener on the other side and I was simply never content with the life I was given. I had to lose it all to realise what a beautiful existence life really was. From there I changed my outlook to love every minute of my life even when it feels like it doesnt love me quite as much back. Think like the person you want to become.
Push yourself to do more. Do not accept a life of average. Work hard, train hard and be the best that you can be
Be good to yourself
Learn to treat yourself with respect and care. You deserve it, trust me! I feel at my best when I am taking care of myself, mind and body. Drinking lots of water and eating food that will energise and nourish my body. I am a ‘writing lists’ kinda girl. I love making lists for everything. Whether it be for a shopping list,a goal list it or a to do list. It keeps my mindset on the goal in question. Keeping on top of your life will give you incredible control and satisfaction.
The small things in life
Continually chasing the bigger picture, means its easy to forget to appreciate those small little things in life. Most of the time it is the things in life we take for granted, are the very same things we prayed and wished for before. Every night I feel grateful and lucky to have a roof over my head, that my family are safe and warm and that we are in good health. The problem is we glorify the wrong things and take the right things for granted. This can be something as simple as the smell of your first coffee brewing in the morning, hearing “I love you’’ or ‘’I’m happy” from my son or being lucky enough to be surrounded by family. After living in the Canary Islands for 6 years I now love been able to visit my grandparents and appreciate been able to simply call for a chat or been able to ask them advice. These tiny moments and experiences for so many aren’t possible, so I absorb every last drops of life’s great pleasures.
Create a positive and happy environment
Surround yourself with good people rather than a lot of people. I like to keep my circle small but with people that add to my life not take. If someone is bringing negativity into your life, drama or sadness then you really need to consider what importance they bring to your life. Once you learn how to be happy you won’t tolerate being around people who make you feel anything less. The environment in which you create is just as important.When my home,car or even my handbag is a mess I feel that resonates with me and I feel my stress levels rise. I like to keep my environment, organised and decluttered as much as possible. Create a safe space that makes you feel calm, collected and productive.
Embrace and learn
It will never be all rainbows and sunshine, tough times exist in everyone’s life. We all go through them. Without them there would be no differentiating the good from the bad. What is important is how we deal and cope going through these hard times. Remember that life’s greatest lessons are usually learned at the worst times and from the worst mistakes. Reminding yourself of how incredible life was before, and just how incredible life can and will be again.
A seed has to crack and break to grow
There is always a reason to smile – find it
Smiling is infectious and there’s no denying it. Much like positivity breeds positivity so you can expect to see a whole lot more of that too just by smiling more. I use to be the girl that point blank refuse to smile in photos purely for feeling insecure. I’ve grown, matured and learned to love myself for being me. Now I am the one in photos with the biggest cheesiest grin slapped across my face. As I said smiling is infectious and I love spreading it to other people.
Today is the perfect day to be happy
The law of attraction
I started 2018 reading the law of attraction and it has completely changed my outlook on life. I am becoming the energy I want to attract.
When you think, you become.
When you feel, you attract.
What you imagine, you create.
Every night before you fall asleep, give heartfelt thanks for the wonderful day you just had. I like to think about the next day and intend that it is going to be just as wonderful. I like to think that it is going to be the best day of my life filled with love and joy. Intend that all good will come to you and everything is going to flow perfectly. Then when you wake in the morning, BEFORE you get out of bed, again declare your intentions for the day and give deep thanks as though you have received them all. As you do this you will begin to create your life deliberately, and you will experience first hand the power that is within you create the life you want.
This piece was featured in The American Bloggers Magazine Moda Chic Magazine – Check it out Here
I love the new WaterWipes TV advert ‘When a Baby is Born, a Parent is Born’ which focuses on the highs and lows of becoming new parents. It opened my eyes to that fact that although everyone may have a different story one thing never changes – parenthood is far from being picture perfect. It is completely normal and acceptable to have good and bad moments. There are phases that make you smile and that may make you shed a few tears.
Parenthood is a cocktail of mixed emotions. Inspired by WaterWipes new advert I have written this very honest open letter to all new parents and parents to be, explaining the joys and challenges of parenthood.
I had read every parenting book I could get my hands on to prepare myself to meet my son for the first time; but honestly nothing can prepare a new parent for what is to come. The new mother jumping into the sea is a great example of this – no matter what you know, or do not know, you cannot predict how it will feel jumping into the sea/motherhood.
I found out I was pregnant when I was living in Lanzarote. I had been living on the Canary Island at the time for five years, but I still struggled to pick up the Spanish language. I had a few phrases to get me from A to B but when it came to expressing my wants and needs to a doctor/midwife this was one of the hardest hurdles I had to overcome. I felt the purest of love for my ever expanding bump and that gave me the strength and determination to carry on each day.
Dylan was born at 1:00am on the 19/11/2011 in Arrecife Hospital. I felt extremely blessed to have had a quick and relatively stress free labour. It was love at first sight. Dylan had a full head of hair and yet was so tiny. I had never felt such a strong urge of love that I did in that moment. I automatically felt the overpowering need to protect, guard and shield him from the world. In my eyes he was everything I had dreamed of.
When the midwife delivered Dylan she said “Oh no, no se ve feliz!’’ which meant “Oh no he does not look happy!” For the next three months, Dylan expressed his unhappiness morning, noon and night with non-stop crying. Those weeks after Dylan was born are now a blur. I survived on as little as 30 mins of sleep a day and lots of coffee.
Dylan really struggled with colic. I remember always feeling worried, anxious and extremely concerned, oh and did I mention tired. Seeing pictures from parenting books of new mums with glowing skin and freshly washed hair in perfectly kept houses, holding smiling content babies made me doubt myself as a Mother and my parenting skills. I felt like I was doing everything wrong and nothing was how I had envisioned it would be.
Days turned into weeks and weeks turned in months and soon Dylan did begin to settle. He began sleeping through the night, which I am forever grateful for. By six months he began to develop his own little unique personality. Watching him laughing and clapping warmed my heart. He learned to run and jump before he could walk. Dylan has kept me on my toes from day one and I wouldn’t have it any other way. In the story of my life, Dylan’s chapters are by far the most beautiful.
Dylan is now six. We moved back to Ireland when he was one. I now never take for granted been surrounded by such loving family and friends. Dylan has grown into such a handsome and smiley little boy and similarly, like the campaign, a parent was born in me. I have flourished into a confident, courageous and self-reliant Mother.
Six years ago if I could tell, myself anything it would be:
• Each baby is different, it’s not your fault if your baby cries a lot or if your baby is more demanding. Make use of all the help offered to give yourself time to rest and recoup.
• Don’t forget to ‘Breathe’ it will all be ok. Promise!
• I would absolutely tell myself to take it easy on ME. There is no ‘perfect’ way of parenting. Follow your heart and trust in the love you have for your child.
There will be so many messy moments ahead. Luckily WaterWipes will be on hand to help. It is suitable for sensitive skin and 97% of midwives agree that is is suitable for newborn babies. As Water wipes contain 99.9% water and a drop of fruit extract, its gentle, offering peace of mind for new parents.
One less thing to worry about!
I came across some amazing new products last month from the Natural Shop.ie that I wanted to share with you guys. If you enjoy pamper evenings as much as I do you will love these products.
I am self acclaimed coffee addicted so bringing the two loves of my life togther ‘ skincare and coffee’ is perfection in eyes.
Slimming Coffee – Sugar Body Peeling 200ml
Coffee sugar peel is the first step to slimming and anti cellulite therapy. It is has been created to improve the microcirculation of your skin. It supports removal of toxins exfoliates and stimulates the skin. It is infused with nutrify oils to help maintain smooth and healthy skin. Upon opening this jar the coffee scent awakens your senses. It has a sweet moco latte scent that is just mouthwatering. The sugar and coffee particles gently massages and exfoliates dead skin cells while stimulating microcirculation. There is a gritty feel to this body scrub that will leave your skin feeling polished and buffed.This deep exfoliation prepares the skin for the next step of the firming care. This body scrub is filled with active ingredients. Four of the key ingredients include :
There is a gritty feel to this body scrub that will leave your skin feeling polished and buffed.This deep exfoliation prepares the skin for the next step of the firming care. This body scrub is filled with active ingredients. Four of the key ingredients include :
Slimming Coffee – Sugar Body peeling 22.90 Shop Here
Slimming Coffee – Body Butter
Firming and anti – cellulite body butter contains extract of coffee. This key ingredient accelerates your metabolism and the combustion of fat. It is also infused with detoxifying properties. It aims to firm, slim, hydrate, nourish, adds energy and accelerates burning the fat tissue. Applying this rich and creamy body butter has become a part of my daily routine that I look forward to each morning. It has a sugary candy coated coffee scent. Four key ingredients are:
If you prefer a lightweight serum this active coffee scented warming concentrate is their new and improved formula. It aims to slim, stimulate and reduces cellulite. The caffeine and coffee extract accurate lipolysis and anti- ageing and guarana extract enhances their anti – cellulite effect. The guarana prevents the formation of fat cells, reducing their volume, improves lymph flow and eliminates free radicals. A strong stimulation of the skin manifests itself with a feeling of warmth and temporary skin pinking. In other words my skin looked and felt as if it had been slightly sunburnt. My skin had a warm prickly feeling that lasted about 30 minutes before soothing. I loved that I could really feel this serum working into my skin to banish cellulite. It left my skin feeling extremely soft with a minty tingly fresh feeling. This serum has a light gel like texture that absorbs super quick. It can be used alone or under the coffee body butter. Four key active ingredients are:
What is a pamper night without a good hair mask right? This hair mask with an eco formula, cares for dry matte hair and sensitive scalp. It aims to regenerated, strengthen and care for your hair while adding some shine. This is an all natural conditioner made from rapeseed oil to improve compatibility and makes styling so much easier. This mask restores comfort to your skin and makes your hair look and feel soft, shiny and vital without weighing it down. As I highlight my hair often one of the main questions that tend to fall into my inbox are hair care questions. I have been an fan of Argan oil for as long as I can remember. I love using this hair mask once a week for a deep hair treatment but I also love using a hair mask as my conditioner when I shampoo. I love that this hair mask is in a jar which makes it super easy to scoop it out right down to the very bottom. It adds a remarkable refreshing, natural and blooming scent to my hair.
When it comes to travelling with kids I will do and try anything to make it go as smooth as possible. For Children with Autism the airport can be a very daunting experience. The hustle and bustle of large crowds and being surrounded by loud noises can cause Dylan to experience a sensory overload.
Children of all ages can become anxious or feel nervous being in a new environment such as an airport. Last year I took Dylan on his first foreign holiday to Portugal. I wanted to make the whole experience as fun and as enjoyable for Dylan to create positive and exciting memories.
I am always on the lookout for new and innovative parenting tips and tricks to try out. When I researched Bedbox, I knew that Dylan would love it. BedBox by Jetkids is the ultimate travel gadget for children up to 6-7 years of age. It is your child’s hand luggage, ride-on suitcase and bed/leg-rest, all in the very same box.
Ride-on suitcases are one of the newest and innovative travel gadgets ever made for children. Bedbox are sold in their millions each year. Kids love them, and parents love them as they are designed with travelling with small kids in mind.
Dylan loves the idea of been able to ride through the airport on his suitcase. No need to stress about dimensions since most ride on suitcases are made within hand luggage dimensions, so the kids are able to bring their favorite items on-board, when traveling by air.
Luxury must be comfortable otherwise its not luxury
Dylan loves his comfort but usually on board a plane sleeping opportunities are very limited.
BedBox is designed to easily convert into a comfortable bed/leg-rest. BedBox is the perfect travel companion for children up to approximately 7 years of age. The leg rest feature can be used for children all the way up to approximately 5-6 years, and the ride on suitcase can be used from when they are able to sit safely on their own ( 3 yrs), and all the way up to approximately 7 years.
The bed/leg-rest feature is easy to use with the help of the unique and patented lid, which is height and length adjustable in order to fit most standard economy seats.
Bedbox is a strong sturdy made suitcase. Bedbox has been made to a very high standard. You will want luggage that will last you. Durability is very important. Even down to how smoothly the swirl wheels move. The wheels are made to feel flexible, and feel highly resilient. You can choose from two universal colours, red and blue. Each suitcase comes with a set of stickers to have fun with and be creative. Dylan loved been able to put his own little design onto his suitcase.
While we are waiting for the “Beast from the East ” to pass, we are thinking of warmer days and counting the weeks till Summer.