18th October 2017 by - No comments

It is so difficult to buy gifts for men. Have you all experienced that too? When buying for my darling husband, brother and father I have to keep searching to find the perfect gift.

I think it’s primarily difficult because men tend to keep the things they would like as gifts to themselves. Whereas us ladies make hints about the things we would like to be given.

So when searching for the ideal Christmas gifts for my male family members I came across this super cute company that has a huge selection of fun and quirky gifts just for men.

The Story behind the Gifts  –

The founders of the ‘Men’s Society’ are Hugo & Bella, and here is their story –

“It was 2008. I was living in London doing a very sensible corporate job. When Bella walked into the office and changed the game forever. A girl can do that to a guy. 

Like most relationships in their early stages there was a fair bit of showing off, trying to outdo each other with little gifts. Only Bella was annoyingly good at it.

These gifts ranged from persuading the pizza guy to write ‘get well soon Hottie’ onto the box when I was too ill to leave my flat, a custom made bright yellow umbrella – to stand out against a sea of black ones – to the perfect little grooming kit to accompany a surprise weekend away to Berlin; Bella always nailed it.  Which got us thinking… and in 2012 Men’s Society was born and we put Bella’s gifting skills into action full time.

Like a lot of businesses, ours was founded and created at the kitchen table. Ambitions were dreamt around it, ideas sketched on it and product made at it. The business has grown (along with our family) and we now work with some of the top retailers in the world but we still make everything by hand, in Britain and we’re super proud of that. Although we may have out grown our original table, we still hold the same dreams, drive and attention to detail that we had at that kitchen table all those years ago.”

The Men’s Society offers a huge selection of super cool gifts men will love!

I got the ‘Weekender Wash Kit’ which is such a cool idea! For the man on the go, this must go with him. True explorers pack light. This kit is the perfect size for tucking in his bag while he explores the world – or just visits a friend for the weekend.The products in this kit comply with current hand-luggage regulations on aircraft. It’s the perfect little tin filled with 50ml of the essentials – Shampoo, Body Cleanser, Face Wash and Face Cream. What more could your modern traveller need or want.

Verdict –


If you are looking for the most original gifts for the men or women in your lives this year, look no further. The Men’s Society website will offer you a huge array of quirky original gifts.

Perfect for birthday and Christmas!

Find out more below. Order online. They also have a great selection available at John Lewis!

https://www.menssociety.com

 

 

16th October 2017 by - No comments

The world we live in is a serious place right now, so many upsetting things happening around the world. Its not always easy to switch off, unwind and just laugh.

So this week Im bringing you a book which will have you laughing out loud.

There are some authors who have a great way with words, that can explain a scenario in such a way that its soooo funny! Sophie Kinsella is this author, I just find her books so much fun. Light hearted with a great storyline.

The Book –

Katie Brenner has the perfect life: a flat in London, a glamorous job, and a super-cool Instagram feed.

OK, so the truth is that she rents a tiny room with no space for a wardrobe, has a hideous commute to a lowly admin job, and the life she shares on Instagram isn’t really hers.
But one day her dreams are bound to come true, aren’t they?
Until her not-so-perfect life comes crashing down when her mega-successful boss Demeter gives her the sack. All Katie’s hopes are shattered. She has to move home to Somerset, where she helps her dad with his new glamping business.
Then Demeter and her family book in for a holiday, and Katie sees her chance. But should she get revenge on the woman who ruined her dreams – or try to get her job back? Does Demeter – the woman who has everything – actually have such an idyllic life herself? Maybe they have more in common than it seems.
And what’s wrong with not-so-perfect, anyway?

Verdict –

The book had me in laughing fits from the first chapter!
I loved the Shopaholic series by Sophie so much Ive probably reread them a hundred times. Well this book is just as good!

It will lift your spirits and make the world a better place!

Available on Amazon & at all bookshops now!

11th October 2017 by - No comments

I am a huge fan of sprays! Not only are they quick and effective, I just feel so refreshed after the spray hits my face and I can just enjoy the benefits.

I use a variety of beauty sprays to refresh my skin, but I feel our eyes need just as much care and attention.

Especially for us mothers on the go, these little sprays can be a lifesaver.

We’re all susceptible to dry, irritated feeling eyes. One of the main causes is our modern lifestyles – staring at a computer screen, driving long distances, air conditioning and central heating are all culprits. Contact lens wearers and older people (particularly women) are also prone to having dry eyes.

The nation is glued to screens – but what does this mean for our eyes?

Technology is playing an increasingly important role in our lives, with British adults spending approximately eight hours a day looking at screens. Whether it’s typing on a computer at work, keeping up-to-date with friends on a smartphone or catching up with the newest TV shows, screen time is a significant part of modern life.

Three quarters of those surveyed in a new study admitted to spending more time looking at their screens now than they did five years ago (77%), demonstrating the nation’s growing use of digital devices. Only one in five (21%) said they could live without technologies like mobile phones, laptops and iPads. However, this use could be exacerbating dry eye symptoms as staring at a screen reduces the eye’s blink rate by up to 60%, potentially triggering dryness, grittiness and soreness.
In light of the nation’s growing reliance on technology, leading eye care specialist Optrex is working with top optometrist Brian Tompkins to put the spotlight on the nation’s ‘Screen Eyes’.

Managing Screen Eyes

Many people experiencing dry or irritated eyes when using screens simply put up with it, unaware that simple actions could help to manage their ‘Screen Eyes’. Brian has compiled some straightforward advice to help combat the symptoms:

  • Eating plenty of oily fish, fresh food, nutrient-rich vegetables and Omega 3-packed nuts will help to promote lipid production.
  •  Transform your home or office with some leafy green plants – as well as boosting your oxygen levels, the humid atmosphere will help to lubricate your eyes.
  • Follow the 20-20-20 rule when working with screens: Every 20 minutes, close your eyes 20 seconds and then blink 20 times
  •  Heat is a handy helper when it comes to promoting a healthy lipid layer. Wear a self-heating eye mask for a few minutes or warm your hands on a cup of tea and place them on your eyelids to encourage lipid production Instead of putting your washing on the line or in the tumble dryer, set up a clothes horse in your living room.
  • Try using drops or an eye spray like Optrex Actimist for Dry and Irritated Eyes to help stabilise the eye’s lipid layer.

The Product –

The geniuses at Optrex have come up with the super handy and refreshing spray to enliven and moisturise your eyes.

How the Spray works –

  • Spray directly onto closed eyes to soothe dry eyes
  • Repair the eye’s lipid layer and locks in natural moisture
  • Clinically proven to provide instant relief for up to 4 hours
  • Suitable to use with contact lenses

Verdict –

I love, love, love it! This handy little spray is down a definate part of my make up bag. My eyes feel so much lighter and uplifted after just a few sprays.

What is great is that you can spray it on your eyes with make up on, and there is not even the tiniest of smudges!


Optrex Actimist is available to purchase at all major chemists nationwide.

🌟🌟QUIZ TIME 🌟🌟

In the meantime why not take this cute quiz. Where you can entre a competition to be in for a chance of winning one of 10 pairs of IMAX tickets!!!!

https://screendryeyesquiz.co.uk/