I’m always looking for alternative beauty products that are free from harsh chemicals and not tested on animals. So when I saw the natural deodorant that was available from Salt Of The Earth I knew I had to try it.
Crystal Spring a UK based company sent me the unscented unisex deodorant along with the cooling menthol foot spray.
As I’ve been doing 10 mile runs in practice for my half marathon, the foot deodorant has come in really handy. It smells like peppermint and is really refreshing to use before exercise. It’s not something I would have considered using before, but since using it it has been really helpful and leaves my trainers smelling fresh! It contains aloe vera, willow bark and radish root and does last about hour or so after intense exercise. I imagine it would be more long lasting if you weren’t having a session at the gym and just using it for general everyday purpose. My partner Jamie has found it a convenient product as his job is really physical so his feet sweat a lot! (Gross).
The natural deodorant is something I have been looking for as I’ve found a lot of deodorants leave white marks, feel sticky, smell rather intense and are quite heavy on the skin.
It is a perfect size, easy to apply, doesn’t leak or drip and is everything you want in a natural deodorant. The only downside to this product is that you do have to keep reapplying throughout the day regardless of how much or little you sweat.
The best thing about both these products is that they are 100% natural, not tested on animals, suitable for vegans, leave no white marks and are free from parabens.
The company has won many awards for it’s natural products and I would definitely recommend their products. Out of the two the Foot spray is my favourite and in my opinion is a gym bag must have.
I am a huge fan of pearly whites and have tried numerous teeth whitening methods to give myself a brighter smile.
I don’t have really yellow or stained teeth and like to think I have good oral hygiene, however I have always wanted a celebrity smile and think your mouth is a dominant feature so keeping it looking and feeling squeaky clean is important.
During a bloggers hangout Twitter party I jumped at the chance to get some whitening strips from the brand Doll White.
They arrived on Thursday in this cute box with the instructions and advice on the back.
There is two strips in each sachet, one for your top row of teeth and one for the bottom. After brushing your teeth you mould the strips on to each set and wait 30 minutes. When the time is up you remove the strips and rinse and spit out the remaining residue thats left. The gel texture isn’t a very pleasant consistency but doesn’t taste of anything at all.
The strips are non peroxide and extremely easy to use. After using them for a few days I have noticed a difference and my teeth look cleaner as well as whiter. I have used many different teeth whitening products in the past and they have made my teeth really sensitive and made my lips burn.
Overall I would recommend Doll white strips. They are easy to use and do work! I was pleasantly surprised. There is no aftertaste and I didn’t have any bad reactions at all. I’m not sure how long the whitening effects will last but these are a great buy! I’m looking forward to using them again in the future!
Next month I will be running the Worthing Half Marathon and raising money for Kidney Research UK.
Two years ago my Dad had a double kidney transplant after spending so many years on dialysis. I watched him gain his health and strength back and now I think it’s time for me to give back.
Running a half marathon is something I have always wanted to do, and when I signed up in October it was only natural for me to want to fundraise for a kidney charity.
I chose Kidney Research UK because the money they raise goes towards finding a cure and finding better treatments for people who have kidney disease.
More than 6,000 people, that’s around 90% of the total organ waiting list, are waiting for a kidney, yet less than 3,000 transplants are carried out each year.
3,000 people a year die while on dialysis and more than 350 people a year die while waiting for a kidney transplant, that’s one person every day.
My dad was given a new lease of life and now I want to raise as much money as I can to support the charity that can give someone else the same.
Kidney Research UK were kind enough to send me a running vest and fundraising pack and Jamie bought me some new running gear to get me motivated!
I have been training since the beginning of November and I am aiming to finish in 2hrs 15 minutes! With only 4 weeks to go as long as I can maintain my pace I should achieve my time!
I will be running alongside (or maybe slightly ahead) my mum and my fundraising goal is £150. I would love to meet this target and would be extremely grateful if you could support, share or even donate to the cause.
A few weeks ago Jamie and I received a Morphy Richards Easyblender for Christmas from his mum. As soon as we got it I was eager to start using it straight away, so we went to the supermarket and stocked up on fruit and veg.
Under the instruction of my boyfriend I cut up a handful of strawberries and kiwi and alongside added half a cup of apple juice and a couple of ice cubes into the Easyblend container.
I filled the cup up to 600ml and then blended for a couple or minutes.
The blender comes with two of these style containers with lids included so you can take your smoothie on the go. I decided to pour some in the takeaway cup for the next day, and share some out into these cute glasses to accompany lunch.
The Easyblender creates little mess and it comes with a booklet that includes different smoothie and cocktail recipes. You can use it to make protein shakes and frappes and the instructions are easy to understand.
I’m really looking forward to experimenting with other flavours and ingrediants. Feel free to share your favourite smoothies below! Happy blending everyone!