Welcome in wildlife with Wilko

Wilko is well known for home decor, cleaning, beauty and of course their pick ‘n’ mix… but did you know they also sell lots for the garden?

The Wilko Wild bird, easy-clean small bird table, £10

We spent the last few weeks doing bits and bob around the home, but due to the current situation and not the best of weather everything has now been put on hold. As soon as the sun started to shine we got our new Wild bird easy-clean bird table, £10 and put it up!

Super simple to put up, it took twenty minutes, that’s all. The instructions are clear and straightforward, and made it easy for a novice to put up! It has a little flap to undo and clean off any old bird seen and poop etc too.

We’ve now propped it up in the garden ready to invite all of the birds in… and maybe the odd squirrel! Have hung up the bird feeder too, ready for some seed, and will wait and put up our fat ball holder in the autumn, filled with juicy fat balls from Wilko to keep our feathered friends going through the end of the year!

Discover Wilko’s full pet and outdoor range online at Wilko.com

AD | #gifted items from Wilko were sent with no obligation to post!

Treat your teeth to a gift

Treat your teeth this Christmas with the new @colgateuk ConnectE1brush which is perfect for the tech-savvy and time deprived parents! It uses #artificialintelligence to track your brushing and tells you via the Bluetooth connected app just how well you’re brushing and even teaches you how to do it better too!

Brushing your teeth is a twice daily occurrence for most yet we still may be missing parts and not getting that perfect brush completed… Throughout your brushing journey you get smile points for each brush plus a percentage of how well you’ve done with an image displaying yellow areas for any missed areas or where you haven’t spent long enough brushing! The coach even shows you the correct angle for brushing too!

Perfect for adults you can equally get the kids involved with two games to play whilst brushing! – They both encourage you to brush certain areas to do better in each game meaning you get fab brushing coverage whilst making it fun!

The toothbrush, which has been designed with the help of dentists, provides real-time feedback on your brushing habits in 16 zones of the mouth, even tracking regularity, your speed and the angle of your brushing. The Colgate Connect E1 Smart Electronic Toothbrush connects to your smartphone via the Bluetooth app. This helps you or your loved one (including the kids) to prevent dental problems before they start.

For a super smile this Christmas shop now exclusively at @apple for £89.95!

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Your feet are in for a treat with HoMedics

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Put your feet up and watch the biggest series’ of the year; whilst treating your feet with HoMedics UK Bubblemate foot spa! Available from £29.99 nationwide it’s perfect and easy to fill with water, maybe some essential oils for relaxation and slip your feet into, for a great start to your evening. It’s perfect for pregnant mamas with tired hot feet too – we initially tried this whilst heavily pregnant and it was the best way to wind day after a long commute waddling around London!

Currently you can find the Homedics BubbleMate Foot Spa at Argos for £24.99

Follow up the relaxation with a whizz of the fab Soft as silk 3-in-1 #pedi tool, rrp £39.99. This has its own charging storage stand, plus a cleaning brush and three different grades of roller, ranging from an extra coarse to fine. With up to 90 minutes cordless run time, this has the capability to look after even the hardest working feet and bring them back to tip-top condition and ready for sandal season!

Buy your HoMedics Soft as Silk 3-in-1 pedi tool, £39.99 online from LookFantastic

Beat the knots with this fab gift…

Introducing the multi- award winning @wetbrushuk detangler, the solution to getting rid of those pesky knots gently from your wet hair! I always struggle with this (and most brushes) but this beauty glides straight through with ease! Coming in three new monochrome designs and two original shades of black and pink there’s one to choose for everyone! We particularly like the monochrome patterns as they suit every personality so you cannot go wrong.

How you brush your hair is key to strong and healthy hair and the single most overlooked step in haircare. Hair is at it’s weakest when wet and pulling can snap it like a rubber band. This is why you should brush with a tool like the WetBrush detangler – that gently loosens knots without pulling or breaking hair.

The revolutionary WetBrush Original Detanglers utilise IntelliflexTM bristles technology, which make it the perfect detangling brush in the salon, in the shower, after a gym workout or at the beach. IntelliflexTM bristles are thin, strong and very flexible. They have adaptive flexibility – flexible on one stroke and firm on the next, eliminating all tugging, tearing, pulling and ripping. No spilt ends, no hair loss, just healthy brushing and detangling. This allows for over 45% less breakage, 56% less effort resulting in 100% happier hair.

The WetBrush Original Detangler is the solution, the moment you use it, you will #feelthedifference and you will never want to try another hairbrush.  

Get yours now at @bootsuk @superdrug and @lookfantastic

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Brushing your teeth the natural and earth friendly way

Introducing Colgate’s first bamboo toothbrush – the Colgate® Bamboo Charcoal Toothbrush.

The handle is made with 100% natural, biodegradable bamboo and is free from plastic packaging, so it’s a great choice for environmentally conscious shoppers. The brush features tapered slim-tip bristles infused with Binchotan charcoal which get to those hard-to-reach places whilst gently cleaning the gums.

The stylish design of the brush has etching on the handle, acting as a thumb grip, and is coated in natural beeswax to prevent the bamboo from getting water damaged in the bathroom.

We love that Colgate are taking a step in the right direction, the brush is smaller in length than some making it easy to pack, and for those sleep deprived mummies and daddies you won’t need reminding if you’ve brushed or not as the brush looks slightly darker when wet so easy to check ☺️

The new Colgate® Bamboo Charcoal Toothbrush is now available from ASDA and Waitrose. RRP £4.00

The secret to beauty starts here…

 

There is so many creams and supplements which tell you they will help you stay young and beautiful. The truth is without water, none of this is even possible. Keeping to a healthy intake of water is hard but the benefits are second to none. Being hydrated helps your organs work properly, flushing out toxins and helping skin stay beautiful. There are mental benefits as well, which include increasing focus and reducing fatigue.

This is a 100% leak proof 500ml / 18oz easy open, smooth flow, OneTouch on-the-go beauty water bottle with a soft-touch ‘frosted’ textured grip, When you moisturise your skin, you are replenishing oils in your skin. When you hydrate, it replenishes water in your skin. Without both oil and water, you can still have dry skin. Therefore, you need both hydration and moisturisation for good skin care.

Get your skin ready for the day ahead and stay hydrated with one of our no-spill water bottles. Small enough for lunch boxes or for small bags about town. Open these drinking bottles with one hand, and lock them closed for peace of mind when throwing into a bag. Made from BPA free, phthalate free, non-toxic TRITAN, this versatile drinks bottle is odour resistant, easy to hand wash, has a vented, smooth liquid flow for rapid hydration, and a handy finger carrying handle.

The Ion8 Beauty Leakproof 500ml costs £11.99 from Leakproof.co.uk and available in 3 stunning pastel colours. Seafoam, Lemon and Rose.

Treat your baby’s skin to super soft and gentle Infacare baby bath range…

InfaCare’s bubbly bath time treats are formulated especially for baby’s skin; both the
original ‘Infacare Baby Bath’ and the ‘Infacare Night Time Baby Bath’ are ultra-mild and pH balanced with masses of long-lasting bubbles, making them very popular with parents and little ones!  A baby’s skin is ten times more delicate than adult skin so InfaCare is formulated to be as natural and gentle as possible.  Recommended by hospital midwives and healthcare professionals, the Infacare bubble baths have been clinically tested and developed to promote natural levels of acidity and alkalinity in skin and hair. Reassuringly, each is designed to prevent irritation, and mums say it helps with allergies.

Recently launched, Night Time Baby Bath is fast becoming a favourite with mums across the country; with up to 70% describing it as ‘ideal’ for their bedtime routine.  You don’t need to use much of either of the & Infacare Baby Bath’ or the ‘Infacare Night Time Baby Bath’ to produce masses of long-lasting bubbles, perfect for  little ones to have fun with and the gentle, powdery fragrance helps to relax, easing tots first into bed and then off to sleep.

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We simply can’t wait to use these on our impending arrival as Infacare have #gifted us a set … if you’d like to win a set of  Infacare Baby Bath, & Infacare Night Time Baby Bath, head to our Pinterest, and any of our social channels (@ginger_talks – Instagram & Twitter) (facebook.com/gingertalksblog) and follow us and comment to be in with a chance of winning! 

Infacare is available from all major supermarkets, as well as Lloyd’s
Pharmacy and Boots. For more information: www.infacare.co.uk

 

*Competition NOW CLOSED is not endorsed by any of the social channels. Infacare will send the winner their prize directly. Enter on social channels between 16th July & 30th July!. Open across all of our social platforms. The prize has been gifted by Infacare to us to try too, with no obligation attached.

Soak up the sun and stay protected with Calypso Sun

☀️ As the weather gets hotter make sure the kids are protected in their last few weeks of school with @calypsosuncare #onedaylotion or the baby blue #rollon which shows you exactly where you’ve put it on wriggling little ones!

The one day lotion is perfect to apply before they walk out of the door in the morning and will help to protect them until they get home at night – so you don’t have to rely on the kids applying it themselves. The photostable formula is active after only 15 minutes and provides protection from the sun’s damaging rays. It is specially enhanced and designed to protect children’s delicate skin.

The full range for all of the family is available from £7.99 online at calypsosun.com ☀️

Keep lunch boxes and water bottles clean and fresh with Milton… plus WIN! One of two bottles!

Summer is starting to show it’s face and it’s the perfect time to head out with the family for a picnic! Keep everything clean and sterilise lunch boxes, water bottles, re-usable coffee cups, plastic tableware and cutlery by following these simple steps using Milton Sterilising Fluid.

  1. Prepare a solution using just 6ml (1/4 cap) of Milton Sterilising Fluid per litre of water and immerse items in solution for 15 minutes

2. Rinse with cold water

You can also clean lunch boxes, water bottles and any other plastic items using the new and improved Milton Antibacterial Wipes with ‘no rinse’ & food safe formula. Parents can use them to wipe clean soothers, teats, teething rings plates and cutlery without worrying about the need to rinse afterwards. The formula is bleach free, preservative free and fragrance free, they kill germs quickly and leave no residue or odour so they are perfect for disinfecting babies’ small accessories as well as their general environment including high chairs, potties, changing mats, car seats, and buggy chairs/handles.

Milton Sterilising Fluid (500ml) – £2.35, Milton Anti-bacterial Surface Wipes – £2.19 All products are available at Boots, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, John Lewis, Mothercare, Ocado and Superdrug.

 

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To enter to win one of two prizes which include a bottle of Milton sterilising fluid and a pack of the new Milton antibacterial wipes head online to our Pinterest, Follow us & comment on the post, additionally visit all of our social media channels @asofreckles on Facebook / Twitter & Instagram to enter there too by following us, and commenting on the post! (Retweeting of on Twitter) Simple!

*Milton will then send you the prize directly. Competition open for one week only from 30th June – 7th July 2019. Not endorsed by Facebook Instagram Pinterest or Twitter. The prize was also gifted to us too! Teddy not included!

Fabu-lash eyes with Eyeko Mascaras

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Are you looking for that all important mascara? Look no further than Eyeko’s wide range of fabulash mascaras! They have one for nearly every look and occasion, we simply cannot get enough – here we tested three #gifted mascaras to see if we could find our perfect match!

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If you want to transform your eyes with the power of Black Magic, grab Eyeko’s black magic mascara. Designed for after-hours seduction, this mascara combines drama, volume and curl with a carbon-black finish to intensify your lashes like no other.

The curvaceous brush lifts lashes for a 90-degree curl, while remaining conditioned, supple and defined with colour that stays true and lasts all night long!

This one is simply my fave, as it lasts so long, curls and gives our super fair lashes a jet black appearance perfect for a big night out with the girls! 

 

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Sport Waterproof mascara, £19

Make perfect lashes your goal with Eyeko’s ace brush to grab and catch every lash teamed with our award winning fibre-enhanced, waterproof formula. Create dramatic lashes plumped to perfection that will see you through your morning workout and beyond. It has a fuller appearance and needs a good makeup remover to clear it away too – meaning no sweaty smeary mascara mess for us after we head to the gym, or out on our lunchtime run *ahem jog*!

 

The sport waterproof mascara, £19, has won so many awards, it’s got all the beauty editors talking…

‘A mascara that won’t smudge or flake even in extremely sweaty or wet conditions’ – Allure

‘You can swim at a resort in Tulum or take a vigorous spinning class – this waterproof formula will hold up without flaking or dripping’ – InStyle

‘Best Waterproof Mascara: one staffer tested this during a SoulCycle class, and it stayed put. It also doesn’t clump, which can happen sometimes with waterproof formulas, FYI’ – Brides.com

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Yoga Waterproof mascara, £19

Eyeko’s Korean-made waterproof formula is infused with Matcha Green Tea blended with botanical fruit extracts including Strawberry, Blueberry, Blackberry and Vitamin E for an antioxidant boost – like a smoothie for your lashes!

Featuring an innovative new brush design which evokes the beauty of a lotus flower. With a straight tip designed to catch shorter lashes to lengthen and extend and bulbous dense bristles to create curl and volume for a lifted, enhanced lash look that lasts all day.

For me this gave me a wide eyed full natural lash look, super curly and lengthening, its perfect for your day-time subtle looks and even better it stays on for hours with no flaking!

Take your pick – you’ll be sure to find a mascara for every occasion with Eyeko! 

Shop the range from £19 at eyeko.co.uk

Protect your skin and glow with Skinny Tan!

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On holiday you need to protect your skin from harmful rays but we all still want that gorgeous glow. Problem solved! Get the #new @skinnytan #protectandglow gradual self tanning SPF Cream or Oil, £19.99! It’s the perfect way to build a gradual tan whilst staying protected! This cream is so simple to use, and you can apply quickly and evenly within minutes! Just remember to wash your hands off after you finish.

Considering my pale complexion – this gave me an even all over tanned glow. No streaks (only patches id missed myself due to not reaching around my bump – oops!) The formula is light, and dries quickly too without any stickiness. Its great for use at home or on holiday as it continues your glow through the summer. It is enriched with naturally derived coconut oil & Vitamin E, giving you plenty of moisture and it’s amazing for your skin. Bonus: It is cruelty free and Vegan friendly – what else could you want?

Skinny tan Protect and glow gradual self tanning SPF Cream or Oil, £19.99 (currently with free after sun) Online at Skinnytan.co.uk

Get your glow with celeb fave brand Mama Mio…

✨Maintain your mamalicious glow with @mamamioskincare #waytoglow #facial mist. It cools hot skin but can also be used to set or prep for your makeup too!

Now, its not just simply a light mist packed in a bottle! The gentle formula is enriched with Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, which is the perfect remedy for hot, fatigued and hormonal skin it delivers a delightful cooling sensation that relieves feelings of irritation and leaves skin thoroughly revitalised.

The facial spray is also infused with Hyaluronic Acid (My fave ingredient in EVERYTHING) and Hibiscus Flower Extract, which hydrates the complexion, whilst calming and visibly smoothing skin for a plumped effect.

Finally fermented Bamboo Leaf Extract and Silk Proteins combine to shield skin from external agressors, providing a protective barrier to ensure the face is radiant and enviably glowy. Complete with Gravida, a blend of ten, pregnancy-safe natural oils, the spray is delicately scented, for even the most delicate of pregnant noses.

Leaving skin radiant and dewy, the Way to Glow spray is perfect as an energising pick-me-up throughout the day which is Free from parabens, petrolatum, colourants, xenoestrogens, PEGs and phthalates.

Tip: Pack this in your case when you’re heading off on a sunny holiday, it’ll keep you cool, and your skin hydrated!

Grab your Way to Glow facial mist, 100ml, just £23 online here

Take a look at the rest of the range too because Mama Mio has a hoarde of celebrity fans, check them out below and shop online here

Tummy Rub Butter, £23 – Kim Kardashian

Pregnancy Boob Tube, £29.50 – Khloe Kardashian

Tummy Rub Oil, £27.00 – Behati Prinsloo

Mio Skincare Boob Tube +, £22.00 – Helena Christensen

Mio Skincare Body Brush, £14.50 – Elle Macpherson