• Lifestyle

    10 things to do this summer

    10 things to do this summer. I am a complete sucker for reading lists like this on MSN and google so I thought I would create my own!   1.Learn to ice skate Its usually a winter sport so why not get ready for the winter and learn to skate. Or improve your game. Check out your local ice rink for details of summer lessons. Click here if you are in Northern Ireland for details of the summer lessons available at Dundonald Ice Rink. 2. Make Homemade Ice Cream There are literally thousands of recipes out there for making your own ice cream. I have linked my favourite one here.…

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    Nads Wax for hair removal

    Nads Wax for hair removal. Summer is here! Yay to wearing my Birkenstocks until they fall off my feet and planning my summer vacations. I also dream about BBQ and wine spritzers.   I am heading to Portugal later in the year and I simply hate the thought of the hassle of hair removal while I am away. So I have been looking for better alternatives.   Waxing Waxing is not a permanent solution to hair removal. Instead, it will remove hair for a period of 4-6 weeks. This is perfect for vacations or special occasions. The hair is removed by placing wax on to the skin and pulling off.…

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    Mental Health when travelling

    Keeping an eye on your Mental Health when travelling   We all know how important it is to take care of ourselves when we are at home. However, it is equally as important to take care of ourselves when we travel away from home. Travelling and staying in unfamiliar places can cause high levels of distress and discomfort. We automatically have our radar on high alert. We start to overthink about the logistics of getting there, not to mention what we will find when we do. Lack of familiarity, language and culture barriers all intensify stress levels.   This list will help you to travel with the least amount of…

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    How to clean your engagement ring at home

    How to clean your engagement ring at home. So I’ve been engaged for a few months now. Its been a great time with lots of friends and relatives oohing and ahhing over the ring. I love it. It’s an Aquamarine stone which is my birthstone set on a Celtic white gold band. It’s perfect! But I have started to notice my ring looking a little less like it did at first. The stone isn’t looking as sparkly and the stones on the band are looking slightly grubby. Not what you want when you are showing it off every day.   You can take the ring into a local jeweller or…

  • Skincare

    Skin Genius Leave On purifying gel

    Skin Genius Leave On purifying gel is a natural solution for Acne. During my teenage years, I suffered slightly with acne breakouts. I was lucky.  Both my children have been affected to a more serious level. Sophie thankfully is on the other side now that she is entering her twenties. However, Owen, at 13, is just starting his battle. This is where Skin Genius comes in.   There are 3 products available in the range. First, you have the foaming facial wash, followed by the Leave-on purifying gel and finally the Soothing Moisturiser.   We have kindly been gifted the Leave On purifying Gel to try. I wanted to know…

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    Ways to manage your medication

    Chronic Illness is hard. Having to manage your medication may seem simple, but for some, it can be a real struggle. Personally, I take 13 different tablets each morning. This combined with my ‘fibro-fog‘ can lead to real trouble when it comes to managing my medications. This is how I make it work. Use a daily pill organiser This can be great especially when travelling as you only have to worry about dispensing your doses each week. You can buy different sizes depending on the amount of medication you take. They have the day/ time of day printed on each window so you know when you have taken the dose.…