Candescent Shop Lip Balms

Candescent Shop* is a new Manchester based startup company specialising in making handmade, natural and cruelty free lip balms which are available on Etsy and Ebay.

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Project MC2 Dolls

Project Mc2 is a Netflix Original series following six smart and sassy teenage girls who are on a secret mission to defeat bad guys using science and technology, and to accompany the series you can now get Project Mc2 Dolls.

Project Mc2 Dolls aim to encourage girls to have an interest in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (S.T.E.A.M), and each doll has their own experiments which explore the different subjects.

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Transformulas Lip Volume

Do you wish you had a fuller pout but don’t want to go down the route of fillers? I’m not really an advocate of cosmetic procedures unless absolutely necessary, and personally the idea of Botox, fillers and cosmetic surgery fills me with dread. With this in mind Transformulas, a brand who’s whole concept is ‘Beauty Without Surgery, has really piqued my interest and their latest product – Lip Volume – is definitely one I was eager to try.

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Crystalife Gemstone Jewellery

Crystalife is a small business which specialises in promoting alternative remedies derived from nature and sells lovely handcrafted gemstone jewellery. Run by alternative medicine practicioner Taylor Hayes the aim of Crystalife is to improve peoples health and wellbeing via the use of Reiki, Crystals and Herbal remedies.

All Crystalife copper and gemstone jewellery is handcrafted using a wide array of jewellery making techniques, from simple knotwork and beading to the complex process of electroforming with copper, and is charged with Reiki energy before being delivered, to ensure the best effects from each stone. It is a harmonious fusion of art, science and magic, which results in pieces of jewellery which are not only beautifully unique but can also transform the life of the wearer.

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A Champneys Spa Day

Around 18 months ago I received a present of a voucher to spend at Champneys Spa, but with my nearest one in Leicestershire being almost three hours away it took me a while to sort out the logistics of how i’d get there and when. In the end we decided to drive our motorhome down and make a weekend of it, stopping at a nearby campsite with my husband kindly entertaining our 5 year old for the day while I indulged in some overdue R&R. Having never had a Spa Day before I was very excited, but also a little apprehensive being on my own.

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