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Relaxing bath with Hempz

Published January 16, 2018 by Bizzimummy

Hempz Beauty is a collection of products such as moisturisers, shower gels, scrubs and haircare which are derived from 100% organic Hemp Seed Oil.

Hemp Seed Oil is rich in Vitamin E, C, B1, B2, B3 and B6, which is ideal for maintaining healthy, younger-looking skin and hair.

My bath time is my relaxing/chill time, a place of peace and a half hour to myself away, therefore I like to make it a special pamper time using the best products I can so that I can feel and smell great.

Here I have two products from the Hempz collection and both of them can be used when bathing.

Hydrating body oil costs about £19.99 a bottle which is probably a bit more than what I’d usually pay for this type of product. The scent is sweet pineapple and honey melon and it really does smell quite fruity. This oil seems to be one of those products with more than one use, it can be poured into the bath with water or used a bit like a body wash and massaged into the skin. Being an oil means I don’t need to use much as it goes really far.

The pomegranate moisturising body wash costs £16.99. Again fruity aromas and it’s so much better than using standard soap. It is designed to gently cleanse without drying and I just love the scent that’s left afterwards.

Hempz have so many other beauty products in lots of different fruity combinations. They can be purchased via the Hempz beauty UK website.

Skin care Treats from Harley street

Published January 16, 2018 by Bizzimummy

Harley street is famous for their cosmetic surgery treatments and seems to be the place where the celebrity’s go. Of course not everyone can afford cosmetic treatments but it just so happens that they also sell a range of more affordable skin care products.

This is a Try me “Stemcellutions” kit. It contains four smaller versions of Harley st ageless beauty products and it retails around £60.00. Of course products from a place such as Harley St are never going to have high street price tags.

There are four different products in my kit, all of which do different things to benefit my skin. These include a restorative miracle serum, hydro moisturiser, renewal lotion and a pore minimising mask, all of which come in a see through cosmetics pouch. Each bottle contains 15ml of product which is about half of most foundation bottles.

Stemcellutions products are packed with proven anti-aging products such as peptides, pentapeptides, fruit stem cells and anti-oxidants. It’s a much cheaper alternative to surgery to keep signs of ageing at bay.

Yes I have some very envious friends after receiving and showing off my kit.

Curbing the sweet cravings with Slissie

Published January 10, 2018 by Bizzimummy

One of my New Year resolutions was to lose weight and tone up and in particular get rid of my c-section tummy bulge. So I’ve got back into the gym and totally changed my diet to a more healthy one. But! As with most diets there’s that one problem – the sweet cravings, which is made a little more difficult with 3 children in the house and a cupboard full of chocolates and biscuits.

This is where this little device comes in!

On the outset it kind of looks like a small vaping device and it does work in similar ways. It goes in the mouth and it gets sucked on.

The Slissie device pairs with Slissie tanks which come in a variety of sweet flavours such as chocolate, ginger, banana. These tanks slot inside the device. The device charges via a USB cable. When sucked the device gives a strong blast and taste of sweet flavours which tricks our brains and bodies into thinking our cravings have been taken care of.

After a few weeks of using this device I am now eating much healthier than pre new year, and the cravings, tho still there sometimes have lessened. It’s a good device to use in aiding dieting or any sort of weight loss.

Inhaling the aromas does take a little practice and getting used to. There are a fair few flavours to choose from too. Slissie starter pack costs £29.99 and can be purchased over on the Slissie website.

Hubner Silicea capsules

Published December 13, 2017 by Bizzimummy

“Hubner´s Silicea capsules contain the trace element of pure natural silica. It works to support connective tissue, strengthening hair, skin and nails from the inside out. Silica occurs naturally in our bodies.It is best absorbed in the colloidal form.”

Silicon is a natural element that is found everywhere in nature. After the age of 20 the body begins to lose the ability to store silicon.

These supplement capsules contain the correct amounts of Silicon plus other ingredients to aid the growth of hair, skin and nails.

It is recommended to take one capsule per day in between meals with water. I have been taking the capsules myself for a few weeks now and the main place where I have seen improvement is my nails, they seem to be growing much faster than before as is my hair, which usually doesn’t seem to grow past a certain length.

A months supply of 30 capsules can be purchased from Healthy 2 U for £13.95.

Beauty gift guide: Oral B genius 9000

Published November 27, 2017 by Bizzimummy

I purchased my first Oral B toothbrush several years ago and have never gone back to a manual brush since. Since using Oral B, my overall dental health has improved greatly. Now all four of us all have our own Oral B electric toothbrushes and that’s all we intend to use.

There are many Oral B electric brushes to choose from. These range from the more basic and less expensive to the more powerful costing a few hundred. Each one does a great job it just depends which one suits.  



 I am now using the new Oral B 9000

This seems to be one of the higher end models and it’s easy to see why when you read all the specifications and what this brush does. 



 In the box, comes the brush in a choice of white or sleek shiny black design, you get the basic white two pin charger which if you don’t have a razor port you’ll need an adaptor. There’s also the black case which has its own special charger. A brush head holder, four brush heads and a mobile phone holder with mirror suction. So a fair few bits for one brush. 
 


I do prefer the black design on this, as opposed to the usual standard white brushes. I find the white ones attract more stains which make the brushes look dirty. The compact hard tough case also protects the brush from dirt and airborne nasties.
 


This charging case even comes with a usb charging port too. Meaning phones can be charged at the same time as the brush.

The brush has more than one brushing function. The down arrow button is used to activate each one. A normal clean does not need to be activated  this is standard. The button functions are – pro clean, sensitive, 3D white, Gum Care and Tongue clean. 



This brush is also Bluetooth enabled and connects to a free app. The app is really good. It tells me how good I’m brushing and how much of my mouth I’m covering etc, also if I press too hard. It provides lots of useful tips too.


 


The instructions suggest attaching the phone holder to a bathroom mirror via the suction cups. 
 


I haven’t done this with my phone because my mirror is just too close to my toilet and I have visions of it coming loose and bye bye phone! So I just position mine elsewhere and it still works fine. 

 The app even allows me to change the colour of the lights on the brush, from white to any colour of my choosing. Izebella insisted I had to have bright pink so that’s what it is. My brush came fully charged ready to use and charging is quick compared to other brushes tho I do wish Oral B would include charging adaptorsd and we aren’t all lucky enough to have bathroom charge ports.  

 Now the price of this one varies greatly across stores. The RRP is a huge £280 but Boots are currently selling for just £99 and Amazon £89.00. I’m not sure those low prices will last so it’s best to buy before they go.

Check with Heck: Meat & two veg

Published November 24, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Yorkshire-based sausage brand Heck, is working alongside The Movember Foundation. The Movember Foundation are the world leading men’s health charity. HECK have renamed themselves as CHECK for the duration of November, in order to encourage men to search for lumps on their scrotum and prevent men from dying from testicular cancer.

The main reason for Heck’s involvement is due to the company’s founder Jamie Keel personal experience of the cancer two years ago.

The research shows a high lack of knowledge among both men and female partners who admit they would not know what a cancerous lump would feel like which is a pretty scary result. Further research results can be read on the Heck website.

Heck sent me over some packs of their sausages and asked me to create a dish which combines meat and two veg. Meat being the sausages.

Now I don’t mind the odd sausage now and then, but I’m not usually overly big on them. That’s because I’d never tried Heck sausages before. Their 97% pork sausages taste so different to the usual cheap crap that they don’t taste like sausage at all.

These are so full of succulent juicy flavour that I know I’ll be buying more.

This is our meat and two veg creation, kept simple as I have fussy kids. I used peas and potatoes which I mashed. Gravy added after this was taken and yes my daughter has attempted to make a face here.

The sausages were enjoyed by all four of us which is a rarity that we all enjoyed the same thing at meal times.

Of course the message being to check and get checked.

Get More Vits 

Published September 26, 2017 by Bizzimummy

I’m giving More Vits drinks another mention today, one of the reasons being is that many schools seem to be getting tough on the contents of children’s packed lunch bags. This is understandable with the increasing obesity and dental problems in young children recently. One of the main causes of dental cavities, fillings and extractions in young children is sugary drinks which also contributes to early years obesity.

I rarely let my children have drinks such as Coca Cola, only as a treat every now and again. I tend to buy the no added sugar juices. Obviously it would be amazing if they stuck to just water and milk but that’s just not going to happen. 

The More Vits drinks are a healthier choice. They are sugar free and it’s just flavoured spring water at just the right level of  sweetness. 


Not only that but each drink contains different vitamins which our bodies need. The red bottle for kids , as an example is full of vitamin D which supports bone growth. Each colour is a different flavour and contains different vitamins. More information about the vitamins can be found on the website – Get More Vits.

The drinks are made for both adults and children, both fizzy and still varieties and come in small and large bottle sizes. The drinks can be purchased from most large supermarkets as single bottles and multipacks. These will be fine for school packed lunch bags too and they also make a much healthier refreshing alternative to people like myself who drink too much unhealthy fizzy stuff.

Absolute Collagen

Published September 15, 2017 by Bizzimummy


This is my box of collagen. Collagen comes in many forms and this box contains satchets of liquid collagen in ingestible form. 

 But firstly “What is Collagen & why is it so important?” –  

Collagen is a powerful anti-ageing ingredient, it acts to fights against the visible signs of ageing. Collagen is the largest natural  protein in our bodies, 

The effect of the loss of collagen on our skin is often very noticeable, Collagen depletion can cause deterioration of our skin and connective tissues.

 When we are young our collagen levels are at their highest, which explains why children and especially babies have such smooth skin and hair. 

When the collagen becomes weaker, usually with age;   it begins to sag often showing as lines, crows feet or turkey neck, doctors call this Ptosis. This is due to collagen depletion.
Collagen can be replaced. Many high end skin care and most anti aging products contain some sort of collagen.


Absolute Collagen’s formula is a unique powerful anti-ageing liquid collagen. Each 10ml serving contains 8000mg of hydrolysed marine collagen. It is also infused with vitamin C. 

“Fish collagen, also known as ‘marine collagen’, is extracted from cold water fish. After manufacturers extract collagen from the fish, they refine it to remove the unpleasant fishy odour and taste while retaining the collagen’s nutritional value.”

So that’s what this product is all about. In the box costing £29.99 I get 14 individual 10ml satchets. I take one per day, I can take it mixed with a drink or just on its own from the packet. It has a very sweet taste, not the nicest thing in the world but it’s not revolting either and there isn’t much of it. 

 As for results; I have only been taking this for a few days. It isn’t an overnight miracle treatment but more of an ongoing beauty regime. My face and body are not overfilled with lines and wrinkles anyway, but I do have a few noticeable lines on my head so hopefully this product may help a little. 



This box for women can be purchased directly from the 
Absolute collagen website for £29.99. They also offer a slightly different version for males and this can also be purchased via a subscription service. 

Epaderm Junior for skin conditions 

Published August 9, 2017 by Bizzimummy


I’m lucky to have near perfect skin, no dryness, no irritations. Unfortunately my ten year old daughter does suffer from dry skin and frequent irritations and strange spots, possible mild eczema (doctors words, not mine!). We have tried several creams and ointments, some work a bit, some don’t. 

This time we are trying the new Junior range from Epaderm. Epaderm are experts in emollients and emolients are moisturisers which soothe, hydrate and keep skin moist so it doesn’t itch as much. 


The Epaderm Junior range includes Epaderm Cream: a 2-in-1 emollient that can be used as a skin moisturiser and a skin cleanser; and Epaderm Ointment: a 3-in-1 emollient that can be used as a skin moisturiser, a cleanser, or added to a bath. 

The ointment has a similar consistency to Vaseline, tho not quite as thick, it’s oily but doesn’t feel greasy or sticky once applied.


The oily substance really helps to keep the skin from drying out and adds enough moisturiser for a twice a day application. I have used this on my skin too, I don’t have skin problems but I always test any child products on myself first. I can see how a product such as this can work to help with dryness and irritations, it contains no fragrant or anything that could irritate the skin further.

The Junior cream is a little lighter than the ointment and comes out as a white cream. It’s cool when applied and again no fragrances or anything else so this seems good for applying to very irritated or hot skin as the cool feeling is instant. This also doubles up as a soap when bathing. 

Both the cream and the ointment can be applied as many times as required throughout the day. Jordanna seems okay using both products daily by herself, mainly on her arms and legs which is where the skin seems especially dry, sometimes almost like sandpaper. 

The products packaging seems very child friendly too, with cute hippo and frog images. Thus encouraging the younger children to use the products too. 

As for the question on whether the Epaderm products work or not? Well this is difficult to answer. The products are not a miracle cure and nor do they claim to be. Jordanna may always suffer from dry skin problems which seem to worsen in Winter. These products simply help to provide relief and moisture for her skin, and yes that’s exactly what they do for her. Her skin does feel better after a few days of using them.

Buy from Boots, prices on their website. Epaderm also offer similar products for adult and teenage skin. 

Sun protection without the high price tag

Published July 18, 2017 by Bizzimummy


Yes it’s Summer and a pretty good one at that so far, considering the many wet Summers the UK has had over the years. When the sun is out, everyone likes being outside whether it’s at a park, beach, on holiday or in your own garden. Of course this unusual hot weather comes with risks. The main risk being sunburn which can be severe if skin is exposed to the sun all day. 

Sun protection is vital, especially so for children, babies, the elderly and those with very fair skin. Every family should have at least one bottle of sun cream in their home because living in the UK means we never can tell when the sun will be shining. 

Some sun screen brands can be ridiculously expensive and so over priced when in reality the cheaper priced products are usually just as effective, if not better. 

Aldi stocks a great selection of “Lacura” sun products and I was really shocked at just how inexpensive they are. The price did make me wonder whether they would be as effective as others that cost more.


The sun creams and sprays are available with many protection levels. My girls are both really fair so factor 50 is best. Factor 30 also works great too in British weather. If I was to go abroad then it would be only factor 50 that I would use on my children. Factor 50 seems to be the highest factor available to buy without prescription. The higher factor products seem to be mainly for people with extremely sensitive skin conditions.

The Lacura range includes both lotions and sprays. The Refreshng sun spray (factor 50+) also doubles up as a cooling agent and gives a cool refreshing feel when applied. 


This also dries extremely fast too. 

These two factor 50 sun lotions are very similar and both designed with youngsters in mind. 


The difference between them both being that the white tube on the right is for extra sensitive skin types. My 10 year old suffers from minor dry and irritated skin problems and seems to have flare ups with certain products so this makes a good one for her. 

The Lacura products all have a nice similar scent which is just like most skin cream type smells. They apply easily and dry quickly and we have not come across any problems when using them.


We have had many hot days recently and I have found applying 2/3 top ups of Lacura sun screen per day gives the same protection as any other good sunscreen that I have previously used. They are all water resistant too so fine to use prior to going in a pool.


The big difference between Lacura sun protection and many other well known brands is the price. The Lacura SPF50 Clear Spray is just £3.29 with the  Kids water resistant SPF50 Lotion even less at just £2.79. All the bottles being 200ml which is standard for most sun products.

Once the sun goes down, Lacura range also offers a moisturising after sun spray at just £1.99.


It is a pump action spray bottle. The product sprays out white and needs a little rubbing in but a little goes a long way. It gave my skin a lovely cooling sensation all over which actually lasted a while too. My skin did not just feel cool to me, but was actually cool to touch too. It’s almost like a cool bath on the skin but without the wetness of water if that makes sense. Aftersun products are not just for the silly people who don’t use sun protection and end up burnt, but for anyone who has been out in the sun even if fully protected. Sun screens stop burning but skin is still exposed to dryness. Aftersun help put some moisturiser back into tired dry skin as well as helping cool us down. Some Aftersun products are rubbish but this one from Aldi ranks as one of the best I’ve tried.

So this Summer, head to Aldi and grab your amazingly low cost sun protection before supplies run out. 

 

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