Being a mum can be the most rewarding job in the world. It can also be the most challenging! Join me on my journey through motherhood and the highs and lows it brings. I blog when I get a moment; as you will see these moments are far and few between. But I am still committed to improving my blogging rate!

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Father's Day Treats and Ideas

Treat your Dad with one of these rather lovely products from Radox and Dove Men +Care


Dove men+Care Sensitive+ Face Wash

The Blurb.....
A gentle formula, the Sensitive+ Face Wash is clinically proven to fight skin dryness while thoroughly cleansing. The caring way to wash your face.

My Thoughts... .
A lovely creamy wash with a lovely scent. It didn't make the skin feel dry and stretched!

Dove Men+Care - Sensitive Clean, Body and Face Wash

The Blurb....
Specially formulated for men with sensitive skin, Dove Men Sensitive Clean has been dermatologically tested and contains Micromoisture™ technology which is clinically proven to help fight the causes of skin dryness. This product has a pleasant neutral-fragrance and is suitable for sensitive skin.

My Thoughts.....
Although it says a pleasant neutral-fragrance this does not do it justice as it suggests a 'nothing' smell - it has a very nice subtle smell, not overpowering but definitely a nice scent. A nice frothy wash which was rich and creamy and did not feel drying to the skin. 

Radox Muscle Therapy Bath Soak - a Stimulating blend, with black pepper & Ginseng

The Blurb.....
Is your Dad a bit of an action man?  Radox has the perfect remedy for his aching muscles. Slipping into a hot bath with the classic Radox Muscle Therapy, blended with ginseng and a handful of black pepper, will help gently warm his muscles and ease away any aches and pains that come as a result of being a great dad. 

My Thoughts......

I remember my dad using the bath salts when I was a child and the lovely smell coming from the bathroom. This won't disappoint on the scent front, a fruity,spicy and musky smell. Loads of bubbles and a very relaxing bath.

Radox  For Men - fennel & Sea minerals 2-in-1 Shower & Shampoo

The Blurb.....
Is your Dad always on the go?  There is no better way for him to start the day than with the refreshing blend of fennel and sea mineral. 

My Thoughts.... 
As always with Radox a lovely shower and shampoo - smells really fresh and vibrant. Lots of bubbles and a nice clean feeling afterwards.

I would like to thank Nadia at for sending me these delightful products to review.

 I would also like to thank hubby and son (who decided that even though he was not a dad, he was male and may be a dad one day and therefore ought to help me out!) for road testing the Radox and Dove ranges. 

If  you are stuck for ideas for Father's Day these do make lovely gifts.  I may also be reaching out to try them myself... I get achy muscles too!!

Saturday, 26 April 2014

honestech VHS to DVD 7.0 Deluxe Review and GIVEAWAY

honestech VHS to DVD 7.0 Deluxe 
Review and Giveaway

I was kindly sent the honestech VHS to DVD 7.0 Deluxe to review by Jessica at KL Associates.  I am not the worlds greatest techno person so was very very pleased to find something that even I could do easily and with little effort!

You are given the installation CD, the VIDBOX and cables. It was easy to install the CD and follow the instructions. So easy in fact that even I surprised myself!! I rummaged around for my ancient video recorder, now over 20 years old, connected it up and in one and a half hours was watching film extracts I had completely forgotten about on my TV. The quality was good considering the skills of the video shooter and the age of my video recorder!!

It will be a well used piece of techno equipment in my house as I spend the time transferring all my old video tapes and video recorder tapes on to DVD because it was so easy to do, great quality and a fabulous bit of kit. Another handy feature is that you can minimise the and do other things on your laptop/computer whilst your DVD is recording and burning.

 I can highly recommend this product, I choose to use the simple program, the EasyWizard Mode; but there is an advanced mode where you can edit and trim your scenes and an Audio Recorder so you can create Windows Media Audio files from your audio cassettes and LP records. I think I may well be doing the Audio recording next so that I can transport myself back to being a teenager!!

The specs: 

USB 2.0 Video Capture Device Included
  • Requires USB 2.0 interface
  • Supports plug and play
  • Does not require external power
  • Supports Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Vista / XP
  • Multi cable input : S-Video, RCA (Composite)
  • USB cable included
This retails at £52.46 and if you would like to get your hands on this invaluable piece of equipment to save all those special memories then you can enter below using the rafflecopter. 

Please note the winner will be announced on facebook and by email. Failure to reply to the email within 28 days will mean another winner will be chosen. The prize will be sent out by KL Associates

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