Friday, 13 September 2019

Mål Paper Daily Goal Setter Review

I was recently sent this gorgeous Daily Goal Setter from Mål Paper free of charge, in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own.


This really is a journal like no other! It comes in either black, grey or pink (as shown above), so is perfectly suitable for both men and women alike. It has a beautifully textured, quality hardback cover with the words 'daily goal setter' laid out in gold. The pages are also really lovely to write on, and thick enough so that the ink doesn't go through. I love how simple they've kept the design, yet still managed to add style and sophistication. The addition of the two divider ribbons is also really helpful, as most only come with one.


The name Mål, which is pronounced "mo-l" means 'goal' in Swedish, and we all have many goals which we strive to achieve on a daily basis. That's where this helpful planner comes into action. Not only can you jot down your plans etc, but throughout the journal are little motivational quotes to help keep you going...


I really love how the pages are laid out and that it's undated, so you can use it at your leisure without worrying that it won't be any good the following year(s) - something I always find such a waste with regular planners!
The first part has a few helpful hints on what you may like to include, which I found really useful, then you have a few pages to include any long term goals you may have, followed by both monthly and weekly review pages, all undated!
The 'Daily Tasks' section is my favourite. Each page starts by providing space for '3 things to be grateful for', followed by a 'daily affirmation', then a nice space for 'todays tasks/notes'. Right at the bottom is space to jot down 'great things that happened today' and then scale of 1 - 10 so you can 'rate your day'. I found that this really gave me food for thought and made me think more about my days in general and how I spend them.


If you're looking for a planner that has space for all your needs and isn't restricted by dates, then this is definitely the one for you! It would also make a really lovely gift for that someone special as it's such good quality.
For more information or to order your own Daily Goal Setter, then head to Mål Paper

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Plantur 39


As a woman in my forties, hair loss is something I find I often worry about. I don't have any bald patches to speak of, however I do seem to leave loose hairs everywhere I go - something which drives my partner insane!! I've also noticed that I loose far more than I used to during brushing. When I heard about Plantur 39 Phyto-Caffeine Shampoo for women of my age, I knew I had to try it.
This shampoo is essentially for women who have been through the menopause, as after this, the oestrogen levels which protect the hair roots fall, causing the hair to become thinner & more brittle. Plantur 39 has an active caffeine ingredient which counteracts the negative impact of testosterone on the hair roots. I haven't yet reached the menopause, but this has already worked wonder for me.

Admittedly, I really don't like how this feels on my hair during washing. I have super fine hair which felt very knotted and coarse whilst massaging the shampoo in. I left for 2 minutes, then rinsed. My hair still felt awful, so I used a little of my regular conditioner.
From the first wash, the amount of hair I had to remove from my hairbrush had dramatically reduced! I dried using my hairdryer and was literally blown away with the results. I always get serious hair envy when I see people with z gorgeous healthy shine, as its something I've never been able to achieve - until now!! I've been using this every couple of days for around 3 weeks now, and my hair looks healthier than it ever has. It definitely looks slightly fuller, and there's significantly less hair loss throughout the day.
Overall, a great product which achieves great results.

Friday, 8 March 2019

Mission Fat Hearts: The Movie




A little kindness goes a long way right? I strongly believe that this is true, and as a parent, it's something I've always tried to teach my children. That's why I'm backing this fantastic campaign for Mission Fat Hearts: The Movie. Not only is it helping teach kindness, but it's doing it in a really fun way which will appeal to most children - who doesn't love a good mission!!

The story behind the idea....


    The original creator of Mission Fat Hearts, Mandy Rohr, explains:
 
"My biggest inspiration to do Mission Fat Hearts with my kids was seeing how much the world needs kindness now more than ever. Being a teacher, I see how we as adults are the key to how kids learn important values and traits such as empathy, kindness, manners, and ultimately how to treat each other. They literally follow and repeat our every move. They are the key to our future and have the power to change the world, but we need to give them the tools to do so. So, they are what inspired me…they’re little blank canvases that in the end, only want to love and love more and have so much potential to do just that, if taught that doing it matters!" 


  A few words from author Rebecca Yee-Peters on Why Mission Fat Hearts

Growing up, I was taught that being kind to others was the most important trait I could possess. Still today,  I wholeheartedly agree. Working with an elementary school teacher, we created Mission Fat Hearts to teach the next generation how they can become an army of change in this world with kindness. 
Mission Fat Hearts started as a children's book. Our goal with the children's book was to spark a curiosity into random acts of kindness. Teaching kids that small acts of kindness can make someone's day. The book has a short story, followed by their "top secret missions" from Santa. The "top secret missions"  being easy random acts of kindness the kids can do by themselves, or with a parent.  The book quickly became popular with parents wanting to teach their kids the importance of kindness. I have 11 nieces and nephews and want them to not only succeed in life, but thrive by being honorable and kind people. I created The Adventures of Pookie children's book series to teach them life lessons, and now I want to create the Mission Fat Hearts  movie to continue to inspire and motivate them and other kids all over the world. 
Kids imitate what they see on TV. The  Mission Fat Heartsmovie  will show kids that being kind can change the world. The movie will show kids how they can perform small acts of kindness, as well as show them the effect it can have on someone’s life.  




We all want what's best for our kids, and teaching them the importance of kindness to others is a very valuable lesson in life, and a start to making the world a better place to live! Currently, this is only available in book format, however there is, as the title of this post suggests, an upcoming animated movie - YAY! So, if your kids are more motivated by animations than books, then this is definitely something you need to check out.

If you want to get involved and find out more about the upcoming movie, simply click HERE.

The Adventures of Pookie: Mission Fat Hearts is available on Amazon.co.uk and costs £3.42 for the paperback, or you can read it free with KindleUnlimited.
Also available in paperback on Amazon.com for $14.99.

Thursday, 8 November 2018

How to use Beauty Pie Subscription Service

For fans of all things beauty, I've no doubt you've already heard about Beauty Pie and if not, here's a quick rundown - mainly because I've noticed a lot of confusion over how it works!

Beauty Pie offer an online subscription service whereby you pay so much for a membership, and this enables you to purchase beauty and skincare products from their site at a cut cost.

When you first click onto the Beauty Pie site, you're given the option to choose a membership from the following options:
Pay £5 per month and choose £50 worth of products
Pay £10 per month and choose £100 worth of products
Pay £20 per month and choose £200 worth of products
Pay £99 per year and choose £100 worth of products and get 2 months free

This DOES NOT mean that you will receive free products to the value of your membership!! 

When you click on a product, 2 prices are shown. The Typical Price which is the full cost price and Members Pay price which is the actual price you pay for each product.

ie If you take out the £5 membership, you choose products to the value of £50 using the Typical Price but the price you pay is based on the Members Pay price. You then need to add P&P.

Once you're all signed up and have placed your first order, you will also receive a unique link which you can share with your friends & family and this means that for every 1 of them who signs up AND places an order, you receive an extra £50 top-up on your shopping limit. On top of that, they will receive 1 months FREE membership.

I ordered:
One Pallette Wonder - Typical Price £35.00 Members Price £8.30
Fantasticolour Sculpting Lipstick in Guilty Pink - Typical Price £18.00 Members Price £3.95
Triple Beauty Liquid Luminizer in Golden Whirl - Typical Price £20.00 Members Price £4.80
Wondergloss Lip Oil in Nude Nectar - Typical Price £22.00 Members Price £5.26

Total Typical Cost £ 95.00 Members Price (and actual price you pay) £22.31
Post and Packing £3.36
Total paid altogether £25.67

I hope I've managed to clear a few things up with this post but if you're still a little confused, feel free to ask!! It took me a good bit of reading and a fair bit of head scratching to actually get my head around how it all works, so you're certainly not alone!

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Beauty Pie Membership


I recently took up an offer for a 1 month free membership for a fairly new subscription box company called Beauty Pie. My first box arrived today containing 4 products which I chose myself and I absolutely love the packaging!


In my box are:
- One Palette Wonder
- Fantasticolour Sculpting Lipstick in Guilty Pink
- Triple Beauty Liquid Luminizer in Golden Whirl
- Wonder Gloss Lip Oil in Nude Nectar

I will be explaining more about how Beauty Pie works, as well as reviewing the products I received very soon!

In the meantime, I'd love to hear if any of you have tried this service yet and what your thoughts are?!?!