Once a month I like to bring to you the things that we have been trying out or have caught our eye during that month. I’ve got a great range of items to show you this month.
School stuff doesn’t always wear out right on cue in July does it? So this month we have been looking at new backpacks that are suitable for taking to school. In particular, I’ve been looking at the school backpacks can be found at Surfdome.com. They have quite a range and I’m particularly liking the surfer chic ones from Vans and Animal.
What do the Grown-Ups Do?
We’ve tried out a couple of books from this lovely series before. The latest offering is Gordon the wildlife filmmaker. I guess some would say that some of these jobs aren’t run of the mill and the series is based in the Highlands of Scotland, so the jobs reflect this. Learning about Gordon’s job is fascinating even for an adult, but it’s great to get that level of detail in a children’s book. As you might expect, Gordon the wildlife filmmaker is full of wonderful pictures and it has a conversational style as the questions are asked by children and the answers are directed to them. H loves this sort of factual book and like the others in the series, it was a hit.
Travel Back Through Time to the Land of Dinosaurs
Travel Back Through Time to the Land of Dinosaurs is a an activity book that combines giving you facts about dinosaurs with quizzes, puzzles and other fun activities. This is a perfect combination for H as he enjoys puzzles and quizzes, plus he fancies himself as a bit of a dinosaur expert (he’s right to be fair). It’s not just about dinosaurs, but also about their environment, so it covers things like the different types of plants that grew back in dinosaur times. Another page compares dinosaurs to modern-day birds – I learnt a few things.
Honey & Wild Water Mint 3-in-1 Cleansing Water from Bee Good
I’ve tried out a number of products from Bee Good and this time I was sampling Honey & Wild Water Mint 3-in-1 Cleansing Water. This is a cleanser which gives you that feeling of a splashing water on your face without using a facial wash or similar, so I’m guessing it might be good for those with sensitive skins. It’s much lighter than using a traditional cleanser, which is great if you find those too heavy or creamy. It’s got a lovely subtle honey scent and is easy and pleasant to use. I still prefer to use a facial wash, but this is a good alternative.
InstaNatural Retinol Serum
Another skincare treat for my tired face: InstaNatural Retinol Serum. Retinol has a reputation for its abilities to protect against the signs of aging like the appearance of sun damage, wrinkles, dark circles and hyperpigmentation. As well as retinol, this serum includes moisturizing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and organic jojoba oil, plus antioxidant goodies like vitamin C, vitamin E and green tea. I’ve been using this as a night cream and I’m liking the way it makes my skin feel. It isn’t overly greasy either, but feels soft and smooth on my skin.
InstaNatural Eye Serum
I’ve been using the InstaNatural Eye Serum alongside InstaNatural Retinol Serum, with the InstaNatural Retinol Serum on most of my face and the InstaNatural Eye Serum on the eye area (obviously). The eye serum packs in a lot of beauty favourites to pack a punch: vitamin C, plant stem cells, astanxanthin, kojic acid, caffeine, hyaluronic acid to name but a few. It feels light on the skin, which is important for that delicate eye area. I’m using both daytime and nighttime and I find that it works well for me. It’s pleasant and easy to apply and feels cooling and refreshing on my skin.