Give your mum a gift to make her glow!

So as we approach Spring 2019 (despite the weather) its a good time to assess our health needs. I seem to be surrounded by friends suffering from colds and viruses at the minute and thankfully have not succumbed to any of them yet (I credit this to my regular use of Liposomal Vitamin C!)

With March also comes Mother’s Day, the perfect time to treat your mums to something different rather than the usual flowers & chocolates. As a single mum I normally get hand made gifts which I love but for my own mum (a breast cancer survivor, 10 years clear) I like to give her health related presents and normally an additional treat that I put thought into (I am still thinking!)

Below are some ideas for your mum, I have included some of my favourite skin care products too as who doesn’t love glowing skin to hide the tiredness of chasing around after our kids!

First up is from Magnitone. If you haven’t heard of them they sell a range of products and devices for your skin. I recently purchased a daily cleansing & toning skin brush and have fallen in love! It’s so easy to add to your skincare routine and perfect for busy mums as its all over in a minute (literally) and my skin feels so soft and smooth after using. After just one week I can notice improvements in my skin which is a dream for me as I suffer from dry skin on my face which has dramatically improved. These devices are £90 RRP but at the time of writing Look Fantastic have them on offer at a bargain £63. Perfect for mum or yourself, get dropping those hints to your partner and/or kids now!

A great all rounder product for women is Quicksilver Scientific Dr Chris Shades Thrivagen. A liquid herbal blend that can support the female endocrine system. Thrivagen can help support regular menstrual cycles, balanced mood and immunity, resilience, endurance, and healthy sleep. This is a great energy booster and so its perfect for mums on the go, whether that may be at work or chasing after little ones all day and crashing at night. Priced at £53.95 and uses a liposomal delivery system for higher absorption.

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SkinGlo Collagen is up next, what’s great about this one I hear you ask, well… it really works. My dry skin on my face and arms has cleared up using this and my Magnitone brush. My mum has even complimented me saying my skin looks good lately and when I put my make up on its not going patchy, I actually have achieved a bit of a glow. It has a lovely exotic fruit taste so no need to worry about it tasting like seaweed (I have tried some that do!) and uses liposomal technology to give the product up to 8 times higher absorption to the bloodstream than other supplements. I love this product so much that I will be stocking it in the near future but for now you can buy direct from SkinGlo it costs £54.99 for a one off purchase of 14 sachets or you can select a subscription option. They also do a version for men which can be seen on their website as well as reviews of the product.

I don’t know about anyone else but I often walk into a room and forget why I’m there or attempt to put the milk in the tea cupboard. I found that once I became a mum this forgetfulness increased and as I work full time I often have to be reminded of things. The solution to this same in the form of Revive Active Mastermind. This product was actually formulated in collaboration with the University of Northumbria – the Brain Performance Nutrition Centre and I find it really helps with mental clarity for me. Mastermind has become a popular product with University students to help their focus when revising for exams but for us mums it can help when we are trying to multitask! Currently on sale at £28.13 at the time of writing. Normal RRP is £37.50 

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Another amazing product is Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm. I have searched high and low for a cleansing balm that I really love for my skin and finally got my answer in this product. It comes with a handy cleansing cloth and my skin always feels so clean & fresh after each use. The great thing about this balm is it lasts ages thanks to the fact that you only need to use a small amount each time and it smells divine thanks to the essential oils. Perfect for boosting your skin and getting a dewy look. This cleansing balm can also be used on clean skin as a mask or overnight treatment but mostly I use it at night time or when I come home from work to let my skin breathe. At £47 it may seem pricier than other cleansers on the market but there’s a reason for that… its better! Can be purchase from a multitude of beauty sites all for the same price including Cult Beauty

Finally, I know I bang on about Vitamin C a lot but only because it really is the most important vitain in my opinion, mostly because our bodies don’t make it naturally yet it is a vital supplement for our diets. A lovely gift for mum or yourself is Sufficient C. It contains an impressive 200mg Vitamin C per scoop and is 100% water soluble. There is also added benefits from Green Tea extract and Bromelain. The benfits of this product are increased hydration, immune system support, reducing inflammation and is high in antioxidants. Sufficient C is Non GMO, sugar free, vegan and caffeine free. It comes in two sizes, 250 mg or a handy 125mg travel sized pot. There are price options for bulk buying on this one but prices start at £20.45 for one 125 gram pot.

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I hope everyone has a lovely Mothers Day this year and at the very least gets a little lie in!

 

Opinions are all my own and Magnitone, SkinGlo and Emma Hardie or any supplier did not give me products to review (sadly).

And as always these products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

 

 

Perfect gifts to surprise your loved ones

We’re so close to Christmas to now and a lot of people will be super organised with all of their gifts bought, wrapped and under the tree, but, if you’re like me you may well still have a lot to get and be stumped about what to buy certain people so I’ve put together a few ideas that will hopefully help get those hard to buy for people!

The beauty lover 

It can be hard to chose skincare products for someone else as you don’t know their skin type or concerns. They have preferential brands or their skin could be sensitive to certain ingredients. In this instance I recommend going for Revive Active beauty complex to nourish their skin from within! Filled with Vitamin C, Marine Collagen, phytoceramides and Hyaluronic acid it is the perfect treat to give them! A 21 day supply is £39.95 and after only one box many people start to notice a difference in their skin already! I have recommended this one to a few of my friends who now swear by it, especially for keeping dry skin away!

Your mother in law (or mum) 

My favourite choice here is Wild Ferns Bee Venom night cream with Manuka honey. I love this one as while it reduces the appearance of fine lines it isn’t called ‘anti aging skin cream’ so won’t cause any offence in case your MIL thinks you are trying to give her a hint. It leaves your skin luxuriously soft and hydrated and the Bee Venom assists in encouraging increased circulation allowing nutrients to flow into the skin tissue. It costs £19.95 for a 50g pot.

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The gym junkie

Going to the gym is more popular than ever and today’s society are always looking for this next big thing in nutrition, health and fitness. For the gym lover in your family I recommend a vortex mixer for them to mix those protein shakes with ease. It can be used to mix all sorts of liquids (you can even scramble your eggs) With a handy USB charging point there is no need for batteries and it has a handy sports flip cap for drinking out of. Trust me they will love it! There are a few brands on the market but I love the Twister power at £34.95 which is dishwasher safe and has a 600ml capacity.

The student 

Is someone in your family at university studying hard and maybe burning the candle at both ends? Give them the gift of mental clarity this Christmas with Revive Active Mastermind, this super supplement contributes to brain and cognitive function, mental performance and nervous system function. Prices start at £12.95 and this one has got such great reviews!

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The party princess (or prince!)

Got a family member who loves a good get together with plenty of food & drink? Why not get them a holiday hangover bundle. Designed to support your liver, digestive system, immune function and enhance your energy levels whilst detoxifying this bundle of products will restore them to their best selves after too many toasts an several roasts this holiday season. A collection of four products in this bundle at a discounted price of £131.95 may make it seem like an expensive choice for a gift but it would be worth it! Contains Milk Thistle, Glutathione, Dr Shades Bitter X and a box of Quinton Hypertonic. This would also make a great purchase for yourself to share with the adults in your home over the festive season. for a little recovery!

The new mum (and/or Dad) for the baby 

I had my son just before Christmas and found myself inundated with gifts of new baby clothes, I appreciated them all but he never got to wear most of it before he changed clothing sizes. I think what new mums really need are nappies (if you know what brand) and vouchers would be a great idea to buy other supplies, milk/bottles/muslins etc Another idea is to buy some baby bath or skincare items and my favourite is Child’s Farm. They have a great range of gentle products to bath babies hair and skin, they come in lovely scents and are free from dairy, GMO’s, Nuts, parabens, pork and wheat. Picking a few and putting them together with a hooded towel would make a lovely gift that would be practical.

For the whole family 

Finally I recommend you buy a gift for the whole family in the form of Your Zooki Vitamin C. With so many colds and flus about at this time of year sometime its good to use a preventative measure to protect your family since we all know their is no cure for the common cold. I find the best way to do this is to take a high dose vitamin c everyday to support and enhance your immune function to fight it away. Whilst there are many on the market my favourite at the moment is Your Zooki as it has no alcohol, dairy, caffeine, sugar and is vegan friendly! Prices start at £34.95 for 30 sachets.

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