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Teal Anchor All Over Body Scrub

I emailed Teal Anchor just before Christmas in 2016 to see if I would be able to review for them. I was very lucky as they said yes!

This caught my eye because I am trying to find products which are kinder to skin, less chemicals  and also kinder on the environment to make and not leave a lasting impact on the world.

Teal Anchor hand makes each product themselves, the scrubs are vegan friendly and also not tested on animals. Which is brilliant!

The ingredients are really simple to, which you can find over on their website.

So let’s get to the important what I think of the All over body scrub.

They sent me the Mint all over body scrub.

When I took it out the packaging I was pleased to see that it came in a lovely glass container and very few labels covering the jar too which is a bonus! You also get a small little wooden spoon to scoop the scrub out of the jar

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When I opened it the first thing I noticed was the smell, it smelt totally amazing! Not over powering but actually smelt like Mint, Some products I have used in the past hardly smell of what they are meant to smell like, so this was great!

My  skin is  dry and I find many products dry my skin out even more, which isn’t good as it causes my skin to become itchy and sometimes sore. . I used this body scrub on a tiny bit of my body (arms!) first just to check I wouldn’t come out in a rash, no idea why I thought that as the scrub is 100% home made and has all natural ingredients in.

I first noticed that the scrub wasn’t as gritty as previous scrubs I have used in the past and it had a really nice feel to it. The scrub went on really nicely and I felt it just glided onto my skin. It needed very little rubbing in to get nice smooth skin, which with two children sometimes having a shower needs to be quick!  The Mint fragrance also lasted a very long time and my skin felt really soft and minty  for 12 hours!

I would say this scrub is good for all skin types as it doesn’t dry out the skin.

I would actually use this every day if I could but the recommend usage is twice a week. they currently have 11 more scrubs on sale and they have some really pretty Unicorn make up brushes that you can pre-order.

The scrubs start from £9, which to me is great value for a product which looks and smell’s totally amazing!

I really liked this body scrub oh wait who am I kidding I totally LOVE  the body scrub!  I will certainly be recommending this product to everyone I know.  Now which body scrub shall I try next?  The black pepper, Lavender or the Grapefruit one?!

Oh and they also have a Blog! So why not take a peek, lots of handy tips and some helpful information! Click here to see their blog.

 

Posted in Family, Food, Home made, Kent Family, New Blogger, parent blogger, summer, summer holidays, Uncategorized

Day at home is all we need….

Its so nice not to worry about getting dressed, dashing out the door and going to work or out on a adventure. I personally think it does children the world of good to stay indoors for the day just chilling and relaxing.

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Today we haven’t really done that much I have done two loads of washing, let the gas man in to check everyone’s meters (the joys of living in a flat), let the post man in , spied on the guy swapping our water meters over and wait patiently for my new phone to arrive. The phone I have coming is the Samsung Galaxy S6, I was very adamant that I didn’t want a Samsung and wanted a Iphone, but after playing with a couple in the EE shop I thought that the Samsung Galaxy S6 would be better, even though the S7 is also out the gentleman said there wasn’t much difference in the price. I Can’t wait to get it, now I need to Google  how to transfer my contacts over to the new phone or everybody will be getting a random message on facebook/ shared message explaining I have no idea how to Import my contacts please text me or Private message me if you want to be in my phone book.

We have played with Lego, Barbie and baby born,  baked cakes, played with the cat’s, hung the washing up and had lunch. We still are not dressed and its just gone 1pm in the afternoon.

I think I have a slight cupcake case obsession, I have loads! I always try to make the cake’s from scratch, purely as then I know what has gone into them. Many pre-brought cakes (I do like a pre-baked Mr kipling lemon cake) But the amount of added ingredients is really shocking.

We are getting dressed soon as we are of to the Circus tonight. It is at the local garden center about 10 minutes drive and is very child friendly.

We are now just relaxing watching some Cbeebies .Whilst we let our Lunch go down, then maybe we will be a bit naughty and watch a film and have some sweets, or we maybe good and do some painting.

Bear and Bell have had a morning of arguing, I think it’s because they are bot getting into a new routine for the holiday’s and being together 24/7 is more of re-learning that each other does need some space and not to be annoyed by each other, even though they love each other dearly!!

 

Posted in Family, Home made, Kent, Kent Family, Life, Teepee, Uncategorized

Teepee Fun

Don’t you just love a sunny day?

Bear was at school myself and Bell had the day off from work, I should of been doing housework but we decide to make a TeePee or Tipi instead.

We went to a local independent fabric shop and we found some we liked. We then popped to Homebase to get some wood and string.

It was very easy to put together my GCSE in woodwork paid off. I had to drill some holes, one in each piece of wood, big enough for some strong string. then cut the fabric and nailed it on. Easy peasy .

It was also the fraction of the cost from a shop brought one!

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