What are BB creams and are they good for rosacea?

I have suffered with Acne Rosacea for over ten years with my main symptom being facial flushing. The symptoms of rosacea are extreme redness of the cheeks, spots, raised bumps and dry, sore eyes.  Triggers include stress, exercise, alcohol, spicy food, sunshine, central heating, cold etc – in fact I often joke that “life” is a trigger. Rosacea is very common in people with my skin type – I am fair-skinned with a tendency for rosy cheeks and one of… Continue Reading “What are BB creams and are they good for rosacea?”

How to save money on shopping for Christmas

I am sorry to mention the “C” word in September, but it is just 94 days until the big day, although even I was very surprised when I walked into a local shop yesterday to see it full to bursting with Christmas decorations already. As a mother of 6, Christmas can be an expensive time of year, but I do have a few hints and tips to save money along the way. 1. Manage Expectations My top tip is to… Continue Reading “How to save money on shopping for Christmas”

Gift Ideas for a Sugar-Free Easter

Kingston Lacy Bluebells

Now that we are into the month of March, my attentions have turned towards Easter and cannot believe it is only 4 weeks away! Like all kids, mine love nothing more than a visit from the Easter Bunny with some chocolate eggs but when you have friends and family buying them chocolate treats, and joining in with Easter egg hunts it can all get a bit much and the chocolate starts taking over the house. A few years ago, Hubby… Continue Reading “Gift Ideas for a Sugar-Free Easter”

How to Score the Very Best Deals on Your Christmas Shopping

Shopping

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and it’s also the time to get organized with your Christmas shopping. With so much to plan and do it can often get a little stressful trying to hunt for the perfect gifts and the best deals around. However, we’ve have some nifty little tricks from savvy shoppers that will help you to have a wallet-friendly Christmas. Get Organized Before you begin, it’s smart to get really organized with your Christmas shopping list. Start… Continue Reading “How to Score the Very Best Deals on Your Christmas Shopping”

Christmas Shopping with Smyths Toys

Smyths Catalogue

It is officially October which means that I am allowed to mention the “C” word. Last weekend was BlogOn Conference, where companies got to showcase the toys that they think are going to be the most wanted for Christmas and us bloggers got in on the act and voted for our favourites in the BlogOn Toy Awards – check out the winners here. Of course, it’s the kids that actually decide what they want to ask Father Christmas for and one… Continue Reading “Christmas Shopping with Smyths Toys”