Dettol with E45 – Review

Just before we were due to move, I received a new product from Dettol and E45 to review. THANKS!

Hand-wash.

I am constantly washing my hands, due to nappy changes, messy toddler clean ups, food preparation, general cleaning, and well, you know, using the bathroom myself!  Constant washing of hands, means constant moisturising of hands, which I often forget to do.

So getting a hand-wash that contains a well known moisturiser was a tad exciting (don’t judge me!)

Thanks to the lovely staff at Spink PR, I got a 250ml Dettol with E45 hand-wash with Lotus Flower in my mailbox.

Dettol with E45

Firstly?

It smells DIVINE. There is nothing better than using a product that smells nice and makes your hands smell nice and clean.

 

Secondly?

It was like washing my hands with, well, I want to say silk, but I’m not sure it’s the right word I’m looking for… the feeling was silky, even after rinsing all the suds off. My hands felt soft and very hydrated.

 

Thirdly?  I LOVE IT.

 
Needless to say the hand-wash is pretty much done because I used it so often, although there were times when I had to use a different hand-wash, like when out and about or at work, and it’s probably a little OTT to carry your hand-wash of preference around with you in your handbag… or is it?

Will I buy it? YEP! In fact, normally this hand-wash is £2.50 RRP and you can purchase it at most well known supermarkets and places like Boots and Superdrug. HOWEVER, it has just come on special offer at Tesco.  It’s currently on sale at £1.25 until the 11th August 2014. Guess who’s due an online Tesco shop?  ME!

The product I received was with Lotus Flower, however you can also get it with Honey or Camomile.  I haven’t tried the other two products, but I’ll most certainly be picking up a few of them when I do my online shop.

I’d say overall that we (I say we, I mean I, because The Husband is all “its hand-wash…”) LOVE it.  I’d take it everywhere with me.

The only thing that I’m not happy about is that other places don’t have this as their first choice of hand-wash, but that can’t be helped, or likely changed! Come on everyone, swap your hand-wash!

Thank you to Spink PR and to Dettol for giving me the opportunity to *review this product.

Because I love this product so much (and I’m about to go and buy a lot of them) I am going to give away 3 bottles of Dettol with E45 hand-wash (did you see that there are 3 different ones! exciting!) to 3 lucky readers. All you need to do is share this post on any (or all) of your social media platforms, and comment here. Competition closes 1 week from today at 5pm GMT on Wednesday July 30th 2014. Open to UK and NI residents only. Winners will be selected by random.org

* I was sent this product free of charge to review and provide an honest post. The giveaway I am running is not endorsed by Spink or Dettol and is of my own doing. 

Joy and Joe Baby Wraps – A Review

*this is a paid review. payment was in the form of the Wrap reviewed being made especially for me to review and keep for personal use*

Thank you for watching the review of my Owl Paneled Wrap by Joy and Joe Baby Wear.

As promised, here is some more information.

You can buy direct from the Joy and Joe online store.

Plain Wraps start from £19.99

Pattered Wraps start from £21.99

Paneled Wraps start from £23.99

Woven Wraps start from £44.00

The Wraps are suitable from birth up to a weight of 16kg.

All Wraps are made from 100% cotton with a one way stretch and conform to the BS EN 13209-2:2005, which is the UK & EU safety requirement for soft baby carriers. All Wraps are safety tested with an accredited UK Government laboratory.

 

The Benefits of Baby Wearing

  • skin to skin facilitates kangaroo care and bonding with your baby
  • research has shown that babies who are worn in a Wrap are less likely to cry than babies who are not
  • wearing your baby calms them; they can feel mums heartbeat and smell mums unique scent
  • being close to mum means that her breathing helps to regulate babies breathing (in very young babies)
  • a secure way of holding your baby whilst keeping your hands free to do some chores or entertain toddlers and older children
  • ability to take baby anywhere, especially if destinations are not pushchair/buggy friendly
  • you can find more information here.

When wearing your baby in a Wrap/Carrier/Sling, remember TICKS.

  • Tight
  • In view at all times
  • Close enough to kiss
  • Keep chin off chest
  • Supported back

For more information on how to Wrap your baby visit the Joy and Joe website.

 

Competition Time!

MrsFlams is giving away a Wrap of your choice (excluding Woven Wraps) to one lucky reader thanks to Joy and Joe Baby Wear. All you have to do to enter this competition is to subscribe to MrsFlams and comment on this post. Terms and Conditions apply and are listed below (please make sure you read them, as they contain the rules for this competition).

 

Terms and Conditions
  1. All entrants must subscribe and comment on the blog post to be eligible to win; you must do both.
  2. If you have commented and not subscribed to MrsFlams once the competition has closed, then your comment will not be included. All comments will be checked against the subscribing mail list.
  3. Comments made on Facebook/Twitter links will not be eligible; they must be on the actual blog post to be counted.
  4. The winner will be selected by a random number generator to ensure fairness. In the event of the winner not meeting the full criteria, then the draw will be done again until a fully compliant winner is selected.
  5. The competition is open UK entrants only
  6. Only 1 entry per reader, duplicate entries will not be accepted.
  7. Competition is open until midnight on Friday June 28th 2013, any comments after this will not be counted.
  8. You must provide a valid email address in your comment so that you can be contacted. If we can’t contact you then you can’t get your prize.
  9. The prize is one Joy and Joe Baby Wrap of your choice (excluding Woven Wraps)
  10. Winner will be notified via email within 1 week of the closing date and will need to provide their postal address in order for prize to be shipped.
  11. Prize will be shipped directly from Joy and Joe Super Comfy Baby Carrier via 2nd class mail, your email address and postal address will be provided to Joy and Joe Super Comfy Baby Carrier.
  12. Competition is a collaboration between Mrs Flams and Joy and Joe Super Comfy Baby Carriers
  13. Please consider sharing the post and encourage your friends to enter the competition too (this isn’t a requirement, it’s just a nicety)

 

 

Winner

When I was 11 I went through a phase of winning things. At 11 when you win things it’s a great feeling, although, when you win anything at any age it’s a great feeling.

I used to listen to the radio a LOT when I was younger. I was also constantly attached to the phone at that age. One day when doing both things simultaneously, the radio DJ announced a competition. If you could recognise a song by just the first four notes then you could win a Christmas gift basket full of chocolates, cakes, coffees etc. I immediately said to my friend “I have to go, I’m going to enter that competition”

The song was jingle bells. How the other person couldn’t get it was beyond me! And I won. I screamed and jumped about the house. Told my parents who were pleased I’d won but angry at the fact if called the show so many times that i’d probably racked up a huge phone bill.

Then it was Valentines Day. My friend asked me to go to a Valentines Teen party (there would be cute boys!) so I agreed and my aunts friend did my hair and make up. I wore a white trouser suit cause I didn’t “do” dresses. I must admit I looked pretty good, especially when the cute boys noticed me. So much that I was voted the Valentines Queen!

Then it was just after my 12th birthday, when the radio show held another composition. This time a weekend trip to Havana Cuba. I can’t remember what we had to do, but I won. I was ecstatic until my dad pointed out that I was 12 and wouldn’t be going on my own with my 12 year old best friend to Cuba….

He called the radio show and told them my age. However they couldn’t take my prize away as they’d not stipulated an age limit on the competition. So as long as I had a chaperone over 18 then I could go.

So I went to Cuba. Stayed in a 5 star hotel (Where Leo DiCaprio stayed too) and had a great time!

Then I didn’t win anything else. For the last 15 years I have won only 1 other thing, and that was a giraffe cookbook.

I wish my winning streak would pick up. I’m thinking I’ll buy a lottery ticket this week. You never know, I could win!

Creativity Wanted

I have often made up stories in my head, stories about faeries, witches, demons, vampires. It may come as no surprise to people that my favourite genre to read is the supernatural and preternatural genre. Whether it be paranormal romance, thriller, or horror, if it has werewolves, were-animals, vampires, faeries etc in it, then most likely I will read it.

Sometimes however when trying to take these ideas I have and put them to paper, or word document as the case sometimes is, the idea just disappears. It seems my muse of creativity and writing just gets up and wanders off. How I would love to be an established author. But I realise that becoming an established author doesn’t come easy (for most people anyway).

In an attempt to get my creative juices flowing, I decided to write some short stories, that will, hopefully, develop into something more. Like perhaps a book. Or a series of books, maybe, maybe not. In my attempt to get the juices flowing, I thought I’d find a writing challenge generator, and over to my friend Google, I searched. I found Seventh Sanctum. I got some ideas, but others just made me laugh. They most certainly are a “challenge”. Here are a few of my favourite ones.

· The story takes place in the late evening. A character will have their hair cut, but the action is misinterpreted.

· The story must have a theologian in it. The story must have dust appear in the middle.
· The story must have a fish in it.
· A character dyes their hair, but the action is misinterpreted. The story is set in a desecrated temple. During the story, there is an assassination.
· During the story, there is a dramatic discovery. The story must have a barracuda at the beginning.

I’m not entirely sure, what my attempt at writing will produce, but I can’t imagine it. Maybe I’m not trying hard enough. Perhaps I’ll try to write something with the above ideas and see what happens.

I’m going to open this up to my readers, can you come up with a short story featuring some (if not all) of the above challenges? I am considering a prize for the best story, so stay tuned and get writing!

Give Away!

It’s Give Away Time!!
I’m giving one lucky reader the chance to win a £25 gift voucher code to use at any of the CNS Online UK Stores.  Need some new Cookware?  A new TV Stand?  New Wardrobes or Chest of Drawers
If you’d like the chance to win the £25 voucher code then just leave a comment below saying hello and telling me why you want to win.
The Winner will be picked at random on the 9th of February.  Unfortunately the competition is only open to UK entrants, due to CNS only shipping within the UK.
I will be running more competitions, that will be open worldwide, so please stay tuned.