Thursday, 23 April 2015

Review - InstaNatural Vitamin C moisturiser*

ural Vitamin C moisturiser review

Instanatural was started as a small buisness in Florida with a vision of supplying quality, safe products full off wholesome ingredients. This vitamin C moisturiser is packed full of quality ingredients such as plant stem cells, hyaluronic acid and more. The product is vegetarian and not tested on animals!

The price for this product for 100ml is £19.47 which I think is affordable, the company use quality ingredients and the product lasts for a while. I really like the packaging, the design is simple but has all the information you need. The product is also dispensed out of a pump which I love because this way you know you're using as much as the product as possible. 

For application I tend to use two pumps, but one is enough the consistency is quite thick and is applied in circular upward motions. The product glides smoothly over the skin and sinks in quickly. I use this in the morning and evening and it hydrates my skin perfectly leaving my skin soft and smooth, it also sits fine under make up. 

So this moisturiser makes big claims such as brightening up the complexion and evening skin tone, after using it for three weeks my skin does look brighten and my acne scarring has started to even out and appear less red in colour. Restores firmness and elastically, I can't vouch for this but my skin does feel more soft and smooth. 

Since using instanatural products my skin is so soft, I've said it about five times already but I can't remember when my face felt so smooth to touch! I have bad days with my skin but they happen less and my skin is starting to appear more radiant. I would highly recommend this product and others from instanatural, especially for those who love natural and non animal tested products. 

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Loot Crate unboxing March edition

If you haven't head of Loot Crate before it is a monthly subscription box from America full of all things GEEK, each month has a theme, to view past crates click the linkThe box costs $29.95 for the UK including shipping you can subscribe here!! This months theme is COVERT. I actually cancelled my subscription after this box due to not enjoying the contents and to save money and then they announced the fantasy theme which I had to miss, sad face and after seeing photos on instagram it looks pretty cool! 

Anyway the covert theme which of course if all things spy etc. Anything marked with a * are items I am not interested in keeping if anyone wants to buy them of me before I put them on ebay.

loot crate covert

loot crate covert
loot crate covert

1) Exclusive Bond: This is Stirred T-shirt from Loot Crate Labs, artwork by J.Salvador. This is pretty cool, although not the biggest James Bond fan I love this illustration. 
2) Exclusive Field Agent Blink Time Wrist Watch from 50 fifty gifts* I am not a fan of watches, this watch has to be pressed to see the time which is a cool, spy aspect to it I guess.
3) Spy Mad Libs from Penguin books* I remember playing this game when I was younger where you had to fill in the words and you end up making a fun story. Can't say its something I would use now though!
4) Exclusive Replica Agents of Shield Lanyard from EFX Collectibles* I do like this itme but I won't use it and it'll be pinned up somewhere and forgotten about. 
5) Exclusive Paracord Survival Bracelet from Loot Crate Labs, one of the most interesting item in this months box, according to loot crate this military grade parachute cord can be unwrapped in emergencies and used for multiple things such as catching food, building a 'hut', to help stop wounds from bleeding etc.
6) Exclusive Orphan Black Comic Book from IDW comics* this is a Canadian sci-fi about a girl and her clone doppelgängers
7) Exclusive Special Agent Dossier Notebooks, 2 pack from Field Notes*

What do you think of this March's Loot crate, have a favourite item? 

Monday, 20 April 2015

On losing a pet.

On the 4th April we lost our beautiful Dog Rocky, he had been ill for a while but nothing serious so his death for me was quite sudden. For three days he wasn't eating and wheezing and coughing up fluid, our first initial thoughts was he might have caught kennel cough again, then he started to collapse. I didn't actually end up going to the vets with him, since I thought he would be coming home. Sadly, after an x-ray which revealed he had fluid everywhere and was in pain, my Sister made the call off having him put down. I was heartbroken, to call Rocky a pet seems harsh because he was more than that, we had him for ten years, ten years of comfort in the shape of cuddles and kisses, hugs that took away tears, smiles put on my face with his cheeky personality, his big eyes and stubborn behaviour. 

1) Talk about him/to others who have pets/lost them. I'm not going to lie trying to talk to a person who has never had a bond with an animal before is hard, some people don't get it and won't understand your grief, try and find those who do. Rocky was such a character, and its great being able to share these stories with family and friends, Without a doubt he was one of the smartest dogs I've ever met!! I remember when we first got him, we had just lost our other dog a couple of days before and he walked it and I burst out crying! Can't say he was impressed with that but he soon cheered me up. 

2) Cry. It's good to cry. Even now when I see a photo of him or just think about him not being there when I go home after a bad day I want to cry. There's no point in bottling it up so I just let it out, unless I'm at work.. I'll wait until I'm at home. Although its good to remain positive, I know Rocky had a wonderful ten years with us, we gave him the best life we could and spoilt him rotten, which unfortunately isn't something all pets have. 

3) Create a memorial. Okay this might sound a tad lame to some people but we bury our dogs in the garden, this time we ordered Rocky a gravestone. Personally, I think its a nice idea. Although I would rather have him back, I think this is a nice way to honour him.

I am going to miss him so much, it's never easy losing a pet especially when they become a huge part of your life and family. I could literally write a thousand words and more about him but I hope that these few photographs give you an idea of the type of dog he was! If you have any tips on coping with the grief of a pet please share in the comments.

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