The transformation begins

We’ve been long in the process of actually getting around to transforming rooms in the house and its finally starting to take off and actually beginning to transform.

Finally the entrance hall is nearly there… All i need now is a good coat rack for the wall and I think we may e done albeit a little bit of electrical work! I once hated this mirror – the other half got it in a bulk deal with endless furniture, a shed a lawnmower and more when he moved in 10 years ago, for a barg price of £150 all in… I’ve forever hated it – maybe it just needed dressing… now turn it 90 degrees and it’s growing on me… how?! 🙈 I shouldn’t complain as this means one less thing to replace for now – and the money can go on another detail for somewhere else in the house!

Plant is from Tesco, bowl Parlane & shoe cabinet £89, Ikea.

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!

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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*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!

Blossoming bathrooms

These days, your bathroom isn’t just filled with any old products, its another room to be styled and made into that pinterest perfect picture to share with and inspire others. 

Why not add these style savvy new bottles to your perfect picture? With quirky typographic labelling and unusual pump bottle shapes, these Cherry Blossom Shower Gel & Hand Soap duo, £2 each from Flying Tiger aren’t just picturesque, they serenade your senses too with the sultry scent of Japanese Cherry Blossom! 

Available at Flying Tiger stores nationwide, and online at flyingtiger.com

Bathe in nature’s finest plants…

Following the success of its
plant-inspired shampoo range, natural skincare and beauty brand, AA Skincare, has
launched a range of five, plant-inspired shower and bath gels.  Featuring holistic, Ayurvedic* herb powders
to boost skin health, this new range of nourishing gels will naturally cleanse
and protect all skin types.

Joining the AA Skincare
Essentials aromatherapy range of beauty and skincare products, the new shower
and bath gels combine essential oils and natural extracts with healing herb
powders, such as rejuvenating Brahmi to help cleanse and hydrate skin, vitamin
C rich Alma to promote skin health and Tulsi which works to calm skin and
stimulate blood flow. The range is free from parabens and artificial fragrances
and packaging is fully recyclable.

Coming to you in five new scents… 

Rosemary,
Sage & Burdock
 a nourishing, antioxidant
rich body wash and bath foam with natural extracts. Rosemary and Sage essential
oils work with calcium-rich Burdock to gently cleanse and nourish skin, giving
it an antioxidant boost.  Basil oil helps
stimulate circulation and Rose Geranium helps protect skin.

Amla
& Clary Sage 
a balancing and moisturising
body wash and bath foam, with vitamin C rich Amla (Indian Gooseberry) to help
promote skin health.  Clary Sage and Alma
combine with balancing Lemon to cleanse and refresh skin. Grapeseed oil works
to lock in moisture. 

Peony,
Bay & Brahmi 
featuring Peony extract, a soothing antioxidant rich
astringent.  Peony works with antioxidant
and vitamin-rich Brahmi and Bay to cleanse and hydrate skin.  Holy Basil (Tulsi) helps calm skin and
stimulate blood flow. *Ayurvedic medicine – also known as Ayurveda
– is one of the world’s oldest holistic (whole-body) healing systems,
developed thousands of years ago in India. It is based on the belief that
health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and
spirit.
 

Ylang
Ylang, Argan & Rosemary
featuring soothing and balancing Ylang
Ylang.  Antioxidant rich Argan and
Rosemary essential oils work with natural cleanser, Moroccan Clay, to help keep
skin soft and smooth. 

Cedarwood & Peppermint Deep Shower &
Bath Gel
– invigorating, naturally antimicrobial body wash and bath
foam. Cedarwood Atlas oil works with Peppermint oil to purify and reduce skin
irritation.  Murumuru Seed Butter and
Brazil Nut oil help condition and protect skin.

Good for the planet, and great for you. Fine smelling shower & bath gels for me and you! 

AA Skincare Aromatherapy range, £5.95 for 250ml.

 To find out more or order visit www.aaskincare.co.uk

The BeArty of Art

The philosophy over at BeArty is simply to allow people to express their passion through art. BeArty works with a global network of talented artists to offer a huge selection of wall art options – the result is beautiful, affordable art that suits everyone’s pocket. With such a large choice of many types of art from paintings to photography to illustrations all based around popular themes that are sure to excite and inspire you, our goal is simple – let BeArty help you to beautify your life!

Above we have just a few select versions of the beautiful artworks you could have in your home, thanks to BeArty. They have something in the collection for every taste, room and bring you art for your passion! 

The pieces can be ordered direct to your home in a variety of sizes and finishes. From simple thoughts such as ‘Love is Forever to cute little giraffe’s for your little one’s room. You could be shopping endlessly even for more prints to change your home look all year round. The even have Star Wars prints! (You can see the categories in the above picture!) The quality of the stock they’re printed on is fantastice, heavy duty with quality ink and safely delivered in a tube to your door ready to frame!

Prices range across the images – Above top to bottom:

Love Is Forever by Nukhet Cetin, from £14, (20x30cm), BeArty.com.uk

Art print of Blumen by Mouni Feddag, from £12 BeArty.com.uk

Art print of Map Painting by Mark Ashkenazi, from £12 BeArty.com.uk

Art print of Marilyn Monroe Pop by Mark Ashkenazi, from £12 BeArty.co.uk

Art print of Giraffe by Irina Chetvertukhina, from £12 BeArty.com.uk

All available from BeArty.com.uk

Light up your home, its the light that lights the world…

Rituals bring us

a collection with a comforting perfume of sweet orange and warm cinnamon that
invites you into a mystical world, in preparation for Christmas 2016. The 

Ritual of Light Collection.
The New Winter limited collection from Rituals lets you experience the feeling of ultimate relaxation on cold winter days with the luxurious and seductively soft winter Bath Foam. The rich
creamy foam makes your skin feel silky soft. The Shower Foam is specially developed for The Ritual of Light collection and combines
the refreshing properties of sweet orange with the warm aroma of cinnamon. After showering with the unique shower foam, prolong the
fragrance experience with the soothing Body Cream to moisturize the skin. Use the Body Scrub once or twice a week for a glowing healthy
winter skin. The scrub contains a luxurious combination of organic sugar and delightfully soothing oils and is specially developed to
revitalize the skin. The Herbal Tea is a relaxing herbal blend of natural ingredients and theine free, which makes it particularly suitable
for drinking at night. Burn the Scented Candle to bring the warming Ritual of Light into your home on the cold winter days. The candle
is also available in XL size. You can combine the candle with the Fragrance Sticks

for an additional fragrance experience…

(which are fabulously scented to make your home feel ready for the festive season, and brings a warmth through the fragrance to an otherwise chilly day.) 
…or as The festive season is upon us, where an important and exciting ritual is to count down the days to Christmas. Why not get yourself the new exclusive Rituals Advent Calendar? Why not cherish the daily ritual of a moment for yourself and with the 24 little surprises of this calendar. You will find mini versions of your favourite products inside, for example The Ritual of Sakura Shower Foam, the Ritual of Laughing Buddha Fortune Oil and The Ritual of Ayurveda Body Cream. Spoil your loved ones with The Ritual of Advent, £49.50 and let them feel how special they are with products that illuminate body, soul and home.
These products are available now at Rituals Cosmetics stores, selected department stores and RITUALS.com.
Except for the Fortune Crackers, which will be available from December 2016 

Introducing Janjira

Janjira is a skincare brand inspired by Thai culture and tradition and their products have naturally active ingredients such as lavender oil, avocado oil and Vitamin C. Focusing on inner beauty as well as outer beauty by fulfilling both physical and spiritual needs. Janjira has been created to bring the spa experience into the comfort of your own home.

One of Janjira’s hero products is the Therapy Massage Candle, £30

  • This luxurious Massage Candle helps you unwind and soothes your mind, body & soul. The rich aroma of the natural fragrances rejuvenate the senses while the warm oil is absorbed efficiently by skin, making it feel nourished and supple. Beeswax and Coconut oil protect and soften the skin.

Available online at www.janjira.co.uk

Ginger_Talks: Heyland & Whittle candles

Everyone loves that perfectly scented candle or a sweet smelling reed diffuser to make your home smell fantastic, or to dress that dead space.

Heyland & Whittle have brought a new selection of scents out for the new festive season. Fizzing with prosecco & clementines, make these your buy for the autumn / winter season and add that wintery feel with this gorgeous aqua & silver packaging!

All the products are available from www.heylandandwhittle.co.uk