Saturday, 29 January 2011

Review: Nip + Fab Tummy Fix

I was asked to review this product and I must admit initially I wasn't very keen. My natural reaction to a so-called 'miracle' cream that claimed to help tone, smooth and tighten the tummy area was to think that this must contain some nasty ingredients and the thought of using such a cream frightened me somewhat. I trawled the Internet, read all the leaflets accompanying the product and at last my mind was laid totally to rest. The cream works as it contains a potent combination of fat-burning ingredients, including citrus aurantium amara – bitter orange extracts – and synephrine, both of which are known to act as a catalyst in the breakdown of body fat.

More trawling led me to several online posts such as the one below from Mumsnet. I also found more on sites such as Cosmopolitan and More boasting how well the cream and worked and so being very excited by my findings I avidly applied the cream day after day. It's now four weeks since I started using the cream and I am impressed.

OMG, my Nip + Fab Tummy Fix...

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... is working shock shock shock!!

I've only had it for just over a week and I can really really see a difference.

I had thought my tummy was a lost cause (really crepey and wrinkly, lots of over stretched skin) and it is starting to look like a normal chubby belly and not an old man's scrotum sack (as someone wrote on the tummy tuck thread grin). I don't think has taken away any chub but then I wouldn't expect it to and that would be a bloody miracle.

And I've tried it on my wobbly turkey neck and it seems to be helping there too.

Just off to order another couple of tubes in anticipation of an MN stampede.

So four weeks on and here are my findings:
  • A lovely consistency to the gel which doesn't make your stomach area feel sticky.
  • Smoother skin (the stretch marks which I have on my tummy are much less pronounced and I am convinced that with continued use of this product they will become even less noticeable.)
  • I'm not fat and only a size 8 so I can't comment on whether this really reduced my abdominal girth but I just noticed that it made my tummy look more toned and I could almost consider wearing a bikini again - something which I have not even considered since having my two boys.
  • It costs £18.95 and so therefore I am more than prepared to buy another tube of this because I am confident that this will improve my tummy area with further use.
Overall opinion: As close to a miracle cream as is realistically possible. Great results with one tube but my impression is that it takes more than one tube to get more noticeable results. Much cheaper than liposuction and has certainly made me feel more confident about my tummy area.

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Saturday, 22 January 2011

Review: Love is... calendar from

I have just found the sweetest calendar ever and if it wasn't for my camera breaking down then you could have a look at my personalised copy, but for now you will have to feast your eyes on the standard images from the website.

The front cover has a picture of the central characters and underneath you have the names of you and your partner.

Inside you have the option of personalising the calendar with up to 30 special dates you need to remember throughout the year. This is a particularly handy feature for me as I have an awful memory.

I think this is a lovely gift to give to your partner as it shows the thought you have put in to the things you do as a couple.

I'll give you a few examples of the captions through the calendar:

  • JANUARY - Love is .... making a shared New Year Resolution, to spend more time together. (You have the option of personalising this with your personal New Year Resolution).
  • FEBRUARY - Love is ... making sure Justin gets the message.
  • MARCH - Love is ... what puts the spring in Sarah and Justin's step.
  • APRIL - Love is .. being Justin's Easter bunny
  • MAY - Love is ... arriving at *our address* with wine and roses.
  • JUNE - Love is ... a barbeque for two at *our address*
  • JULY - Love is ... giving Justin a sneak preview of Sarah's new bikini.
What I love about this calendar is that it's romantic without being over the top. It adds a humorous twist to all the things you enjoy as a couple.

The A4 size calendar leaves you with enough room on the page to add in notes about things you have to do on selected dates as essentially the character illustrations don't take up that much space. Each page is a different colour which allows you to refer to other calendar months with ease.

I know you don't usually give calendars as gifts on Valentine's Day but this one could most certainly be an exception.

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Saturday, 8 January 2011

Review: Miners 'Dip and Define' loose eyeshadow

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BARGAIN ALERT: Boots 'Treat Street'

*Please note that this is not a sponsored post*

I LOVE being able to earn and then more importantly spend Boots points so I was over the moon to find out that Boots have just launched a new scheme whereby you can earn Boots points if you buy items from a wide variety of other oline shops.

Some of the participating stores which really appeal to me are:
Apple Store
Dorothy Perkins

Early Learning Centre

Thomas Cook



Miss Selfridge
Toys R Us

New Look
The White Company

The scheme basically works by giving you a point for every £1 you spend. This leaves me with lots of scope when I go to buy something for Valentines Day. My favourite picks being:

Arena Flowers
Be My Valentine Bouquet

Be My Valentine Bouquet from Arena Flowers

This bouquet is bursting with valentine colours, roses, carnations, lilies and gerberas perfect for sending to your valentine.Please note this product doesn't include the vase.
'I Love You' Valentines Gift Personalised Art
£25.00Collect 25 points
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Large Bone Wing Necklace, Valentine's Gift
£130.00 Collect 130 points
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What will you choose to treat yourself with on 'Treat Street'?

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Tuesday, 4 January 2011

GIVEAWAY: Earth Friendly Baby Shampoo/Body Wash

You may have read my recent review on the Earth Friendly Baby products. If not you can find it here. I absolutely LOVED the products! They were amazing!

Anyway I have great news, I have 5 bottles to GIVE AWAY- that's one for five lucky winners. To be in with a chance of winning one all you have to do is:

(a) Follow my blog and then leave a comment below saying that you have done this.

(b) Like the Earth Friendly Baby Facebook page


Good luck! Hope you like the products as much as I do!

Competition closes on the 1st February 2011.