21/11/2014

Movember With Green People *

There can't be many people out there who haven't heard of Movember, but if you haven't, it's the month of the year where men are given free reign to let their facial hair run free, all in the name of charity. To date, the Movember Foundation has raised £346million, with that figure only continuing to rise. The usual charities are testicular and prostate cancer, with the idea being that the growing of facial hair encourages conversation and therefore subsequent donations. In recognition of the Movember movement, Green People sent over some products from the Organic Homme range for the fella in my life to try out.
We were sent over the Organic Homme Gentlemen's Classic Clean Shave Kit*, which consists of both the Shave Now Wash & Shave and Cool Down Moisturiser. The products come nicely presented in a gift box, alongisde a free razor and shaving brush. The products are sleek and simple in plain matte black packaging with bold white text, which is effective, and in keeping with the simplicity of the rest of the Green People range.
Shave Now Wash & Shave
This 2-in-1 certified organic face wash and shaving gel (who doesn't love a multi-purpose product?!) has a light scent of grapefruit, and lathers up well, especially with the high quality brush that comes along with the kit. As with all Green People products, it's free from SLS, parabens, and artificial substitutes, so you can be assured that the products are gentle and kind on your skin. Unfortunately, R discovered in using this product that he has a sensitivity to citrus products, so has had to pass this product on to me. I contacted the Green People team to enquire about the ingredients to find out what might be causing the problem, and straight away they got back to me to let me know what the problem might be. R was very disappointed to not be able to use the shaving gel again, as it is a luxurious, high quality product - oh well, more product for me! The razor that comes along with the set looks very classy, and is in fact a Gilette razor housed in a heavily-weighted handle, which seems to be much easier to handle than cheaper, light-weight razors.
Cool Down Moisturiser
The cool down moisturiser is a soothing skincare product which is said to cool the skin, calm irritation, and can be used as an after-sun product. It contains aloe vera, shea butter, green tea, mint and calendula, and smells really lovely! The great thing about the Cool Down Moisturiser, is that it is suitable for those with skincare complaints such as eczema and psoriasis. I am told that this feels very soothing once applied post-shave, and feels as luxurious as you would come to expect from Green People.



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The Body Shop - Glazed Apple Range *

I was not at all surprised when a few weeks ago, The Body Shop unveiled yet more fantastic new collection ready for Christmas - they just keep on coming! I was most excited to try out the Glazed Apple range, a set of delicious, apple-scented products in delightfully festive packaging. There are plenty of items in this range, many of which I have been eyeing up and am hoping to get hold of in the next sale. 
Glazed Apple Bath Jelly*
This bath jelly smells virtually good enough to eat, as do all of the products in the range! I've neither heard of nor tried a bath 'jelly', so it's a novel concept for me. You simply scoop a little bit of the jelly out and place it under running water. Far more luxurious than a bottle of bubble bath, and the tub ensures that you can scoop out every last drop with no wastage at all. 
£10 / 250ml
Glazed Apple Body Butter*
I very rarely moisturise my body, but if I do, it's always with a body butter, and never with a lotion or oil. The Body Shop's body butters are simply the only thing that motivates me enough to bother with moisturising anywhere other than my face. Most of the time I see it as a time-consuming and unnecessary task, but as part of an occasional Sunday pamper, a body butter worms its way into my routine. Good old shea butter leaves my skin feeling super-soft and nicely hydrated.
£13 / 200ml
Glazed Apple Lip Balm*
My favourite item in the whole range is this lip balm - any lip balm that smells good enough to eat is an automatic favourite! The Glazed Apple scent is so deliciously sweet, that I find myself applying this lip balm far more often than I really need to. Once you warm the solid balm up on your fingers, and glides quite effortlessly across the lips. The tin looks rather sweet too, with a little bit of added festive cheer.
£4 / 20ml

Have you tried any of the Glazed Apple range? Which are your favourite items?

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20/11/2014

Pets - Feedem Pet Supplies *

Having never grown up with pets, I'd always been the type of person who could never understand why people got so attached to their pets, or so upset when they lost them. I thought everyone who had animals was completely barmy - I just didn't get it! However, over the last 18 months I have acquired two beautiful kitties, and now I get it. I see exactly why people get so much joy and happiness from their animals, and I can see just how easy it is to get attached. I talk to these cats a lot, and actually enjoy their company - who would have thought it, I've become a crazy cat lady! Anyway, I was offered the chance to try choose some goodies from Feedem Pet Supplies in order to treat Tiggy, who is 18 months old, and Lola, who is roughly 6 months; here's what I picked.
If you have cats, you will know how scarily accurate the Simon's Cat videos are - you can see a few on Youtube here. The videos always make me laugh, so I decided to get a couple of the feeding mats, which are priced more than reasonably at just £1.90. Placed underneath the food and water bowls, they save the cats' food going all over the floor. The mats are wipe clean, but I have found you need to be gentle with them, as the paint is liable to flake off if scrubbed too hard. For £1.90 though, I can't complain!
Both cats go crazy for the little mouse toys, and having shredded their last one to bits I thought it would be a good idea to get another one. These toys are 85p each, and are very sturdy for such a cheap toy. They come in various colourways, and this one looks rather like a carrot when either of the cats is flinging it around in their mouth!
Feedem Pet Supplies has pet food, toys, and accessories for a whole range of posts. The prices are all very reasonable, and the website is nice and easy to navigate. If you have any furry fiends in your life, and with Christmas coming up (animals get stockings too, right?!) it may be an idea to have a little look!

Feedem Pet Supplies

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