Sunday, 18 May 2014

Grace Cole Body Works Body Scrub & Lip Balm Review

I first discovered Grace Cole body products when I was browsing through the shelves in Chemist Warehouse.  I love that place, it has so many brands and products that cannot be found elsewhere.  I discovered so many of my favourite products at Chemist Warehouse.

Grace Cole is one of my favourite brands.  If you have been following my blog you would of guessed by now that I love my body washes and scrubs.

So when I was asked to review Grace Cole products, I jumped at the chance to trial their body scrubs. I was already a fan of their body washes and they are amazing.  Made in the UK, only the best ingredients are used to create their fab products.  

Coconut & Lime Body Scrub
The gel scrub is a pale lime green in colour and the scent is subtle with the coconut and lime balancing each other, neither scent dominates.  It's a really nice smell.

The scrub has no visible granules but when I squeezed the product out and started scrubbing, the granules are so fine and so effective it feels nice and gentle.

What's even great is the body scrub is eco-friendly with the microbeads being biodegradable which will not harm our waters.

Peach & Pear Lip Balm
This refreshing and deliciously scented lip balm soothes dry and sore lips, leaving them feeling smooth and supple.  Honestly I cannot help but sniff the tin, it is so delicious I feel like eating it.  

It's definitely value for money with price's starting at $4.99 you can buy the whole range!

To find their whole range of Grace Cole you can visit Chemist Warehouse either in store or online, or visit Grace Cole website.

Friday, 16 May 2014

Adrenal Fatigue - Is there such a thing?

I have been absent from blogging lately, not because I don't have time or have lost interest, but because I haven't been feeling well.  I have been feeling unwell for some time now and I had put it down to the flu and being run down.  I work full-time, look after a family and blog part-time, which, a lot of mums multi task anyways. 

I love my blogging and I still feel very passionate about it but I couldn't find the energy to write my weekly post.  This was making me feel unhappy and doubting my ability and passion, but my extreme tiredness and feeling of unwellness was out of character for me I finally decided to see a doctor.  At first I was prescribed antibiotics (twice) as I was diagnosed with a stubborn flu.  After the second lot not doing anything the GP wanted to give me another one and that is when I said no.  Already endured two blood tests and GP wanting to do a third to check for Adrenal stress and fatigue I decided to go and see a naturopath.  During my consultation which included an iridology check, I was told that my adrenals seemed stressed and was recommended some vitamins and to relax and not take on too much. I was also recommended acupuncture.

The next thing I did was google Adrenal Fatigue.  There was so much information on the net it was making my head spin. 

It has been 6 weeks since I have commenced several vitamins; Liver detox, multivitamin and stress relief, as well as acupuncture and massage on a weekly basis.  I have also reduced my commitments and changed many things in my life to simplify my days to avoid stress.  If the ironing basket is overflowing, I shut the spare room door and ignore it until I feel like I can tackle it.

6 weeks on, I feel better.  I am sleeping better and feel that I have more energy.  I still get low days that I feel like I've only slept for an hour, so I listen to my body and take the day off from work and relax and then I feel great the next day.

At the moment taking each day at a time is hard for me as I am sort of an organised freak and like to set out my week in advance, but I am learning to accept it and being more relaxed about things and having a more laid back approach about everyday.

I would be very interested to hear my readers thoughts on this issue.  Have you felt run down without any explanation.  What did you do about it.

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Dirty Works with all the perks - Coconut Body Scrub and Body Butter Reivew

So, what is different about Dirty Works compared to other scrubs and body butters that are currently on the market?  If you have tried Dirty Works, you would know that on first impressions the packaging is fun, retro and bright in colour!  I have been trialling dirty Works Coconut scrub and body butter and I have to say, loved the texture, scent and the results and best of all, the price!

Coconut Caress Body Scrub
Has an amazing smell which easily transports me to my perfect holiday destination, Tahiti, mmmm. Perfect for winter, to help us through the colder months approaching to prepare our skin for summer, with the scent to remind us that summer is not far away.  

The scrub has a thick gel consistency and is almost transparent in colour with pecan shell granules to help scrub the roughness away and sweet almond oil to condition and moisturise the skin.

Coconut Caress Body Butter
After a bath or shower, I massage the body butter all over. I was quite surprised that my skin absorbed the cream well with no greasy residue.  After several hours the scent was still on my skin.  It wasn't overpowering, just subtle.

The main thing that impressed me was the price, retailing for only $7.99, you get a lot of product for the price and it's not compromising quality.

Dirty Works have a collection of different fragrance and ingredients to suit everyone.  Check out your local Coles for the collection or go Dirty Works website and check it out for yourself.

I'm interested to know who has used Dirty Works and which one is your favourite or whether there is something yo didn't like about it.

These products were kindly provided for review