Now that I am expecting my second baby, the stress levels are not decreasing. Late nights at home combine with my hectic days at work are only adding to the tired look I get every morning. Luckily, Green People sent me recently their new sensitive Rejuvenating Eye Cream for me to test. I know that my eyes is probably the are the area that tells how tired I am and hence, needs most care. So I jumped out of joy and started using the eye cream daily. I’ve been applying a thin layer around my eyes each morning for the past month, whice proved to be enough time to already see the difference.
The pregnancy sicknesss has made me hate all types of smells, but mainly the perfumes and cosmetics aromas, no matter how gentle they are. The Green People sensitive Rejuvenating Eye Cream is neutral meaning there is not even a hint a smell, making it perfect for me at the moment and also reducing any chances of skin allergies.
The first thing I noticed was how easy it was to apply the cream – it’s a light-weight smooth consistance that immediately made the area around my eyes feel soft and suptle. This eye cream contains the essential nutrients needed to protect, soften and nourish your delicate eye area. The key ingredients are Avocado, Seedeed, Evening Primroise and Shea Butter, which best fight the signs of tiredness. Shea Butter is rich in Vitamins A and E. While Vitamin E is known to protect skin cells from free radicals, Vitamin A is useful in neutralizing the harmful elements in our skin. In fact, I use pure Shea Butter for my bump as well and the skin feels soft and moistured (withought the itchy feeling from the streatching) all day long.
The Avocado oil can help reduce the chances of wrinkles, and subsequently aging. This is because it contains certain anti-oxidant agents that help boost the collagen in the top layer of the skin. Collagen increases skin strength and elasticity. Avocado oil is also high in sterolins, which are reputed to help heal sun damage and scars. Thus, given its emollient properties, it is ideal for skin around the eyes and acts well for the rejuvenation of the skin.
Evening Primroise and the Jojoba oils are rich in Omega-3 faty acids which are essential for the healthy skin, locking the moisture for longer, and the Rosemary extract is famed for it’s anti-oxidant properties. Additionally, the powerful Aloe Vera gives that slightly cooling effect while reducing inflamination and redness, while the Perilla oil and Marshmallow work together to promote an even complexation and to reduce the dark circles.
And I love that after I put it on, the skin around my eyes actually glows (in a good way). Another stellar product from Green People. I highly recommend it!
April 30, 2013
Fancy some Friday fun? Head over to Green People and take part in their Easter ‘Aneggram’ competition.
An Easter Egg hunt with a twist, you need to track down the eggs on their website from the hints provided. Each egg is marked with a letter, simply put the letters together to reveal the secret word
You could win one of 7 organic Body Butters that are up for grabs or even the top prize of £70 to spend on Green People’s organic beauty products.
Read more and get started!
March 16, 2013
Ella’s Kitchen has created the world’s mini-est milk float to celebrate their dairylicious new range of yoghurts, fromage frais and rice puddings. Paul Lindley, Ella’s Dad and Founder of Ella’s Kitchen. He was spotted out and about on the streets of London, delivering yoghurts to little ones across the capital.
The new range is perfectly sized for little ones to enjoy, just like the milk float, and is packed full of big tastes from real fruit. It contains no added refined sugar and provides a natural source of calcium, so they are a great way to introduce dairy to tiny tots for the first time.
A bit more about the new range:
Super smooth + creamy
I’m 100% organic whole milk fromage frais and a great natural source of calcium. My tasty scrumminess comes from 20% real organic fruit and a little smidge of agave nectar – with no refined sugars. Suitable for babies from 6 months +. (RRP £1.89)
Chilled out thick + smooth
My BIG TASTES come from 20% real organic fruit, organic whole milk with no added refined sugar! I’m thick, creamy, and won’t fall off the spoon, making me perfect for babies + toddlers who are ready to start eating on their own from 6 months + (RRP £1.79)
Stir me up
Raspberry Rice Pudding
I’m 100% whole milk rice pudding full of organic goodness just right for babies from 7 months +. I come with a tasty compote made from real squished raspberries, to make stirring in the fruity taste fun! (RRP £1.09)
The new yogurts, rice puddings and fromage frais are available to purchase in the dairy aisle at Asda, Tesco, Waitrose and Ocado.
February 25, 2013
Recently I was given a lovely white/ red BabyBjorn Toilet Trainer Seat to test and review on this blog (thank you so much!)
I knew BabyBjorn products are great as I bought the Smart Potty when my daughter was 2-y.o. After trying so many other potties (with no success), she finally liked this one and decided to use it. Form then on she’s been using the toilet ‘like a big girl’. So I was very happy to receive this product as there was no doubt for me about the quality.
My daughter is now 5, so it wasn’t a toilet training for her, still she is still not big enough to use the normal toilet seat and needs one that would fit her. She loved it! We recently moved to a new house and our toilet seat is a bit odd shaped and the other seat we had was wobbled alarmingly. This is adjustable and fits very snugly and feels safer as a result.
Mastering something new can take a while. The Baby Bjorn Toilet Trainer makes learning to go to the bathroom a little easier for your child. Soft lines make the toilet trainer a comfortable place to sit and ensure that your child is correctly seated. No sharp edges against your child’s skin. It’s easy to adjust the toilet seat to fit your toilet the first time you use it. Now my lottle one can simply put it on and remove it on his or her own.
The other benefit for me is that the Baby Bjorn Toilet Trainer is easy to clean and the inward sloping splashguard prevents spills outside the toilet. This makes it comfortable but also more hygenic. There is a handle (quite practical) which makes it easy to put away when not in use. My daughter discovered a special place to hang it just next to the toilet.
Some key product specifications:
Secure seating: Ergonomic design helps your child sit correctly
Easy for your child: Your child can easily put on and remove the toilet trainer
Flexible use: The toilet trainer is adjustable and only needs to be adjusted once
I would definitely recommend it to everyone. I know some may point out the price as being a bit higher than other toiler trainers, but for all the above reasons it’s worth every penny. I am now expecting my second one and would buy lots ot BabyBjorn products myself.
February 25, 2013
Hello ‘green mamas’! Did you know it’s National Tree Week between 24th November and 2nd December and to kick-start it, The Lorax UK Facebook page has teamed-up with the lovely Woodland Trust to get us all planting new trees! For every 10 new LIKES on The Lorax UK page until 25th November, they’ll plant a tree!
So if you want to help the forest, go on and LIKE the page.
You and your kids can also get involved in tree planting yourself via the Woodland Trust‘s events around the country or the National Tree Week events. Register your own tree-planting event here, so that other people can come and join you! How great is that!
The Trust’s Nature Detectives website is bursting with ideas for outdoor adventures and was created to inspire children about nature, woods and trees.
And if you’re a fan of The Lorax, you’d live this: The Lorax will be released on 3D Blu-ray, Triple Play Blu-ray with Ultraviolet™, DVD and Digital Download from 19th November 2012, available for pre-order now. The discs are also jam packed with bonus features, including exclusive mini-movies and games. Just perfect for the Xmas break when you’d be wondering what to do with the kids at home.
November 13, 2012