Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re short on ideas for gifts this year you need to read below because I’ve got tonnes of last minute ideas including Personalised Gifts, Mother’s Day Gifts and Mother’s Day Cards for this very special day.

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Cath Kidston (UK)

L'Occitane UK

Elemis UK

What are your favourite pieces from the giftlist and what’s the best (or worst!) gift you’ve received as a Mum?

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Sponsored Post: Will Marine Fluid Shine Free help control my Oily skin?

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Skin is typically categorised as being normal, sensitive, dry, oily, or having a combination skin type. Caused by overactive sebaceous glands, oily skin is considered one of the more difficult types of skin to manage, and many sufferers will endure a lifetime of careful skincare regimens, free from harsh skin products that can cause reactive seborrhoea and other skin complaints. Hot water and soap should be the base of any oily skin management regime, but there are products that claim to help and that claim to offer a degree of control over oily skin. It is important that oily skin sufferers take extra care when choosing a treatment, because poorly labelled or poorly manufactured creams and moisturisers could exacerbate the problem rather than help repair it.

There are many potential causes of oily skin, ranging from stress to hormonal changes, and simple genetics could prove a determinate factor. Essentially, there may be very little that an individual can do to avoid having oily skin, but there are certainly steps that can be taken to help reduce the problem and its effects.

Will Marine Fluid Shine Free Help Control My Oily Skin After One Use?
Marine Fluid Shine Free is made up of a series of marine and botanical ingredients that are proven to help balance pH level and oil control, without leaving the skin looking oily and shiny. It offers instant results, but customers that use it regularly are those that claim the greatest benefits, boasting even better looking skin, the longer they use it.
Users should clean oily skin using warm water and soap before applying the Marine Fluid Shine Free serum with fingertips. A sympathetic exfoliate can also be used, and the serum should be applied both day and night for the best results possible.

It is important to remember that while it is possible to control oily skin, sufferers should avoid the temptation to believe that there problem has been cured after applying the serum a few times. By stopping using the moisturiser, the glands will be allowed to create the oil, and the oil will be allowed to build up once again. Continued application of Marine Fluid Shine Free will help ensure that this does not become a problem.

Will Marine Fluid Shine Free Help Control My Oily Skin And Prevent Blemishes?
Oily skin has been shown to cause blackheads and a range of other blemishes on the skin. It can also give a dull and thick complexion, and usually means that a person has larger than normal pores. It is these open pores that can lead to further blemishes, because oil and other substances are allowed to gather in the pores and lead to blackheads forming.
Marine Fluid Shine Free utilises a range of ingredients to help control oily skin, and to provide a more taut and glowing looking skin. As such, it can help to prevent the blemishes that are caused by a build-up of oil and continuing to use the serum means that results will continue to improve over time, as existing blemishes are removed and oil levels are reduced.

Control Oily Skin
The Laser Treatment Clinic on Harley Street in London recommends using Marine Fluid Shine Free twice a day, and combining this with the use of Ultra Smooth Sea Polish three times a week to exfoliate the healthy skin. By following this relatively simple skincare regimen, it is possible to help combat the blemishes and the dull and lacklustre complexion associated with oily skin.

Petshop Pooch!

Liz and Pippin

If you’re a pet owner you may already be using – a nationwide home delivery subscription service to pet food. If you’ve not heard of them yet, let me introduce you to the brand. are young online company with a team of friendly, helpful staff dedicated to saving you time and money. Plus all of their staff are pet owners so understand the needs of other pet parents. Essentially they are an online pet shop for all your pet’s needs.

Knowing I had a little furbaby of my own they asked me (or rather my 7 year old Lhasa Apso Pippin!) to review some of their natural and organic pet food brands. I jumped at the chance because I wanted to bring something different to the blog and show you a peek into the life behind these pages, plus I know many of you are also pet parents and may like a review of this new idea. Food subscription services are huge right now but I’d never heard of a pet version (and it’s not just for dogs) so I decided to give their service a try.

We were sent products from three brands including Almo Nature Dog Food, Nature’s Menu Dog Food and the new Pedigree Dentaflex. The products arrived well packaged and addressed to both myself and Pippin which I thought was really cute. He tore into the parcel, grabbed the Almo dog food sachet and trotted off with it, happily ready to hide it in his basket for later (he does this with anything he likes – toys, treats, food – so I took this as a good sign!

Before the trial with Petshop, we were using a food recommended by our vet which is pretty pricey and we have to go to our vets to pick it up when it’s running low. The Almo Nature Dog food is very alike with similar ingredients, size of biscuits and nutritional benefits and Pip literally scarfed it down in a matter of seconds so I would consider swapping over to the brand, especially because of the ease of having it delivered. Also the price is about £1.50 lower per kg and this is an all natural alternative.

So what do you think to a food subscription service for your pet? Would you buy your pet’s food and treats online because of the convenience? Tell me all about your furbabies and their favourite foods!

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