Essential Oil Diffuser Review.

As a lover of essential oils and all things scent related I was very happy to review this product for Organic Aromas; you can find them here.

As soon as the product arrived I knew it was going to be something special.  Gone was the image I had created in my mind – think a ceramic vase shaped item with reeds with essential oils added, and you have conjured up the image I had.  Now replace with the image of a gorgeous, polished wooden base with a custom blown glass diffuser.  The contrasts are striking.  To help aid your visualisations you can view the diffusers here – Essential Oil Diffuser.

Included in the box was a bottle of their Signature essential oil blend.  After reading the instructions and carefully setting the diffuser up I was good to go.  Once I had plugged the diffuser in and turned the dial on I was blown away by the gorgeous array of colours that unfolded before my eyes.

 

This delightful diffuser is so easy to use, it really is as simple as adding the essential oil, plugging it in and allowing the gorgeous scents to permeate your home, or office, relaxing your mind and spirit.  A full explanation of how the diffusers work can be found here.

Essential oils have healing properties in them and can be beneficial to our health and wellbeing.  Using them in a diffuser is an excellent way of incorporating them into your life, especially if you are concerned about using them directly onto your skin.  There are so many oils you can choose from, but if you are not sure what to use in your very own diffuser then Organic Aromas have some suggestions – Essential Oils.

Some questions you may want answers to:

What is a nebulizing diffuser?

A nebulizing diffuser is a specific type of diffuser that uses the process of nebulization to achieve evaporation.  This means that the essential oil is broken down into tiny particles and then released into the air as a very fine mist.  So, the diffuser releases the essential oil into the air as a fine mist.

 

What are the benefits of using a nebulizing oil diffuser?

The benefits of using this type of oil diffuser are that the dispersal of the essential oil into the room, or office, with the scent and healing properties of whichever oil you have used in it.  Not only do you feel the positive effects that the essential oil has, but you can smell it too, and that, for me at least, is always a positive.  Whenever I feel low, stressed, ill, or even just tired the uplifting aromas of essential oils always have a positive effect on me.  For a long time now I have used an oil burner when I am working, not just to give my home a lovely smell, but also to help keep me in a positive frame of mind too.  The drawback to the oil burner is that you have to keep checking up on the level of oil and water and ensure your candle stays lit.  With this type of oil diffuser, you simply add your oil, plug it in and  can go about your day without the need to constantly check up on it.  Unlike other electric diffusers, these diffusers are quiet, there is absolutely no noise from them, so no distracting buzzing or humming in the background.  Included in the box that your nebulizing diffuser comes in are two pipettes for adding the essential oils to the glass bowl, ruling out fiddly and messy setting up.

View Nebulizing Diffusers for yourself to appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship of these products.

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I have used my diffuser every day since it arrived and it has become a firm favourite already.  I am still trying out different oils and blends, so have yet to decide on a favourite scent, but the possibilities are endless.  Overall this product is a fabulous addition to any home or office and is beneficial to the health and well-being of those who use it.  Pricewise it is a little higher than your average diffuser, but, when you consider the craftsmanship that has gone into producing such an excellent product you feel like the price fairly reflects the quality.  So far I am very satisfied with this product and would highly recommend it.

Overall Rating  5 stars. *****

Review of Keep Me Strong Cereal

I was asked to review this cereal a little while back.  Taste wise, I found it very similar to the other Keep Me cereal, not sure if that is supposed to be the case, that’s just maybe my taste buds, anyway, I find that it tastes quite pleasant (reminds me a little of Special K or similar).

As with the Keep Me Going cereal, I found that a normal sized bowl (25g – 30g) was sufficient to keep hunger at bay until lunchtime.  The product is made from whole grain brown rice so is easy to digest – info can be found here and here.

All in all, Keep Me Strong cereal is a fantastic alternative to the usual offerings on the market.  Both this cereal and the Keep Me Going cereal are low in sugar, low in salt and low in fat, making them both a healthy option for children and adults alike.  Both cereals can be purchased from Ocado.

 

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Review of Domestos Bleach.

 

When I received the free product to try it had been some time since I had last used Domestos for cleaning around my home. Before trying this product out I had been using other cleaning products, like kitchen and bathroom cleaners, for cleaning those areas.

I had forgotten just how thick Domestos Bleach actually is and I feel that this makes it good value, you use less than you would a similar product that is thinner. I used it on my kitchen and bathroom surfaces – all the usual places in those areas, sinks, toilet, shower, bath and tiles, and was pleasantly surprised at how easily it cut through the filmy residue that builds up in the bath and sink.

I also had a surface that looked really grubby, no amount of cleaning products had been able to shift the marks, but this product cut through the marks and dirt and left it looking like new. Overall I am really happy with how well this product has made my bathroom and kitchen shiny and sparkling clean. I will definitely be using this product again.

 

Review of AA Skincare Products.

The products I received for review were, a roll on deodorant, and a sample each of moisturiser and face wash.  All were in the Bergamot range.

The face wash smelt lovely and left my face feeling wonderfully fresh.  It didn’t dry my skin out or cause any irritation afterwards.  The moisturising lotion also smelt lovely and I had no problems with that either.  Both products left my face feeling soft and clean.  The face wash/cleanser in this particular product is aimed at problematic skin – such as oily, or skin that is prone to breakouts.  This product has natural antibiotic and natural antispetic properties which are calming and soothing.  They are designed to improve the overall health and appearance of your skin.  The moisturiser I used was also designed for oily skin and breakouts etc.  It also has a soothing and calming effect on the skin.  These products are made from natural ingredients and essential oils, no harmful chemicals at all.  The face products I tried out had a subtle. fruity aroma with an earthy finish.

The deodorant I am trying out is the Bergamot and Aloe.  This smells wonderful too, not unlike the fruity, earthy smell of the facial products.  This natural deodorant is suitable for all skin types.  It contains only pure essential oils and natural extracts; these products do not contain aluminium, alcohol, or artificial fragrances.  this natural deodorant allows your skin to breathe, it will not block your pores, and it also provides day long protection against body odour, keeping you fresh throughout.  The antibacterial and antiseptic properties in the Bergamot help to attack the bacteria that causes body odour.  The Aloe helps to soothe and calm the skin.

The deodorant is listed on AA Skincare’s website priced at £4.94.  The cleansing lotion/facial wash is listed as £5.94 and the moisturiser is listed as £6.96.  They all seem reasonably priced to me.

Review of Jacob’s cracker crisps.

Are they crisps? Are they crackers? To me, they seem to be a bit of both. They have the shape of crisps and the texture of thin crackers and this particular flavour is just so tasty. The flavour is really full, the vinegar taste comes through the strongest, but it isn’t so strong that your taste-buds feel overwhelmed. I got all three bags and poured them into individual bowls and then had the family taste each flavour, then give their verdict on them. The Sea Salt and Balsamic Vinegar was the outright winner as the taste is just so yummy.

The other two flavours that I was sent for review were sour cream and chive, and Thai sweet chilli.  The sour cream and chive flavour was pretty tasty too, although I have to say, I preferred the sea salt and balsamic vinegar flavour.  The Thai sweet chilli flavour is very hot, but, if you love your snacks with  kick to them then this flavour is for you.

The only problem you’ll have is once you start eating them you won’t want to stop, they really are that delicious. The bag size- 150g – is designed for sharing, but they are so moreish that you won’t want to share them. Obviously the bags we had were sent free of charge, but I do know that certain supermarkets have them on sale at £1 right now. I think that is reasonable and good value for money.

Review Of Head Over Heels

Magee Sinclair works for the family advertising agency and is set to take over the helm once her father retires.  Recently though, she just cannot get anything right.  Desperate to prove she is not a screw up she is relieved when she lands a contract, a contract she believes will save her career.  There is only one problem though, when she met with Justin Kane, the owner of a bike shop.  Justin hopes to expand his bike shop and Magee promised him she was the right person for the job.  But she had to tell a lie to get him to agree to use her family’s advertising agency.

What could possibly go wrong?

When Justin’s girlfriend dumps him just before the client he is trying to woo flies into the country, he finds himself turning to Magee to help him out of a bind.  After all, she has as much to lose as he does if the client does not invest in his company.  Justin needs a temporary girlfriend, a woman who told him she loved mountain biking as much as he did.

When Justin approaches Magee asking her to be his stand in girlfriend, outlining what the weekend will entail, she cannot believe that her small, white lie has come back to haunt her in such a way.  But, believing she can pull the whole pretend girlfriend gig off without anyone being any the wiser, she agrees.

This is a very fast paced read, but really enjoyable all the same.  It is not difficult keeping up with the plot.  You know its going to go wrong eventually.

Magee is a very likable character and you find yourself willing everything to work out for her and Justin, especially when Tina, Justin’s ex, turns up causing a scene and threatening to expose the lie.

An excellent read.

Recommended.

5 stars *****

Review of A Bad Boy Is Good To Find

New York heiress Lizzie Hathaway is not quite the media babe you might expect her to be, she is anything but.  This does not bother her though, she thinks she is the luckiest woman alive as she has found her dream man in Conroy Beale, a man she believes is every bit as rich as she is.  Conroy makes her feel good about herself, she isn’t exactly the typical heiress type and is lacking in confidence when it comes to her appearance and personal life.  That Conroy chose her has her walking on cloud nine, and when he proposes to her she feels like the luckiest woman alive.

  But then her whole world comes crashing down around her in spectacular style.  Her father is arrested for fraud after he has embezzled all of Lizzie’s inheritance and then she finds out that Conroy is not the man he claims to be.  Lizzie is devastated, firstly she has to endure the very public scandal surrounding her father and then she discovers that Conroy is not the rich tycoon he told her he was, instead he is a mechanic with no money.  Believing that Conroy does not really love her, and that all he was truly after was her money, Lizzie spirals out of control.

  But Conroy truly does love her and now he must prove that he is not just out for what he get out of her.  In order to this he kidnaps Lizzie and then allows himself to be dragged back to the Bayou where he hails from.  Lizzie believes she has conned Conroy into marrying her – exclusively filmed by her scheming cousin who works for a TV company.  What she does not bank on are her growing feelings for the man she believes has duped her.

Loved this book!

 From the moment I began reading this book I was totally hooked.  I loved the characters, the plot and the ending was fantastic.  I loved the concept, loved how the guy was poor for a change.  I loved how everything went belly up and the woman acted bad and the guy was the one trying to put everything right.

Excellent read!
 
I would definitely recommend this book.
 
5 stars *****

Review Of A Faded Cottage

Review of A Faded Cottage.

Quaid Witherspoon’s life is turned upside down when he becomes ill and is unable to continue with his painting. Quaid is a very rich man and has always had everything that money can buy. One summer, during his teens, he met Sandy and fell fast and hard for her, but his family were less than impressed with his choice of girlfriend. Like the dutiful son Quiad did as his parents bid and married a dutiful, rich girl more suited to their lifestyle than someone like Sandy.

Fast forward thirty years and Quaid has returned to the place where he and Sandy first met. He is living a quiet life now, away from prying eyes, out of the public eye where he can avoid the pitying stares of his many fans, friends and family, along with the media and general public. Quaid is a critically acclaimed artist but since his illness he has not been able to hold a paint brush. He cannot stand the pity he receives from others so he goes away to Hathaway Cove to avoid the public eye.

The story centres around two weeks of Quaid’s life; the two weeks around Christmas time. Sandy turns up and their relationship springs back to life, much to the delight of Quaid. But Sandy is hiding something from him, a secret she fears will take him away from her again.

When I first started reading this book I actually thought I was not going to enjoy the story. It took me a little while to get into it, but then I found I was enjoying the story and became easily engrossed in it. Towards the end of the book I felt the story became rushed, and I did not enjoy that. For me, it spoilt the story somewhat; given that the story had romantic overtones I felt leaving the reader guessing would have been a much nicer ending, rather than the methodical tidying up of loose ends.

Overall the story was slow to start and the ending was less than satisfactory, in my opinion. That said, the main bulk of the story was well written and a pretty good read.

3 stars ***