Gentle Baby Regimen with Skinfix

Every skin is different and it might require different regimen but all babies have something in common, their skin is thinner, more delicate and definitely more sensitive and much more prone to dryness than adult skin, therefore it requires special protection. Baby skin should only be exposed to mild, child friendly products, which will nourish their skin, protect its natural balance and maintain the outer, protective layer. Skinfix can offer it all.

Gentle Baby Regimen with SkinfixSkinfix Inc. is a Canadian company that makes healing balms and daily care products that treat skin’s most vexing conditions. Their story starts around 1850 in Victorian England when a Yorkshire merchant compounded an active skin healing ointment. Through the years they have changed their “place of business” but their formulas are still compounded using the scientific traditions of pharmacopeia.

Now they return to Brittan.

Gentle Baby Regimen with Skinfix - Skinfix Baby RangeSkinfix, has launched a range of skin care products onto the UK market. Their collection is dermatologist recommended, fragrance-free and use natural ingredients. At present there is four product design especially with babies in mind:

Gentle Baby Regimen with Skinfix - Skinfix Baby Gentle Hair & Body WashSkinfix Baby Gentle Hair & Body Wash 236ml RRP £12.99

A mild and gentle formula that cleanses baby’s delicate skin and hair. Sulfate free and fragrance free, this 2-in-1 formula uses natural botanical based cleansers that are tear-free and won’t strip away skin’s natural moisture or irritate. Key Features: dermatologist recommended; made with 98% natural ingredients; free of tree nut & peanut ingredients, sulfates, fragrance, parabens and phthalates; non-stripping, safe for daily use on sensitive, eczema-prone skin; tear free, 2-in-1 formula; suitable for: 0-5 years old .

Skinfix Baby Gentle Lotion 236ml RRP: £12.99Gentle Baby Regimen with Skinfix - Skinfix Baby Gentle Lotion

Specifically formulated for dry, sensitive and eczema-prone baby skin. Free of fragrance and irritants, this silky lotion is infused with natural moisturisers and soothing botanicals that quickly absorb to banish dryness on contact. The perfect texture for all-over body application and the key to a regimen that keeps baby skin healthy and supple after bathing. Key Features: dermatologist recommended; made with 98% natural ingredients; free of steroids, tree nut & peanut ingredients, fragrance, parabens and phthalates; lightweight, easy to apply and deeply hydrating; safe for daily use on sensitive, eczema-prone skin; suitable for: 0-5 years old.

Skinfix Baby Gentle Eczema Balm 60g RRP £14.50a10215615

Formulated for tender baby skin and provides concentrated healing and targeted therapy, creating a barrier to protect dry, red, itchy and irritated skin patches all over the body. An alternative to steroids and prescription medication, this healing balm helps to repair the skin barrier with natural butters, botanicals and emollient protective oils. Key Features: paediatrician tested & dermatologist recommended; made with natural ingredients; free of tree nut & peanut ingredients, steroids, fragrance, parabens and phthalates; concentrated formula helps manage eczema flare-ups and dry skin all over baby’s body; suitable for: 0 to 5 years old.

Gentle Baby Regimen with Skinfix - Skinfix Baby Nappy BalmSkinfix Baby Nappy Balm 60g RRP £6.99

This super- rich balm protects baby’s delicate bottom, locking out wetness and irritants that may cause nappy rash. This balm effectively creates a barrier against wetness with zinc oxide, while replenishing essential moisture with emollient protective oils of sunflower and jojoba. Formulated without tree nut & peanut ingredients for those babies with allergies. Key Features: dermatologist recommended; made with natural ingredients; winner of the North American Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal & National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA); free of steroids, tree nut & peanut ingredients, fragrance, gluten, parabens and phthalates; provides a protective barrier to seal out wetness & irritants; leaves babies skin moisturized, soft and smooth; suitable for: 0-5 years old.

What do you think?

Does it sound like something you are your baby would love to try?

If the answer is yes, it might just be your lucky day. I have a bundle of all four products to be given to one of my Bark Time readers. To be in with a chance of winning please tell me:

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Broccoli, Mushroom & Sesame Salad

This broccoli, mushroom and sesame salad is like a journey: crunchy broccoli meets soft and buttery mushrooms, then the nuttiness of the sesame hits you which paired with a slight tartness from the vinegar provides a perfect combo, all of this is to be finished off by a slight tingling on your tongue thanks to the chillies…

This broccoli, mushroom and sesame salad is like a journey: crunchy broccoli meets soft and buttery mushrooms, then the nuttiness of the sesame hits you which paired with a slight tartness from the vinegar provides a perfect combo, then all of this is to be finished off by a slight tingling on your tongue thanks to the chillies…The salad works well either slightly warm, straight after preparing or cold at some later time. It will make a perfect starter or a side dish when paired with grilled meats for example. It’s easy to prepare, it doesn’t require any unusual ingredients as most of them should be in your stock cupboard anyway and it can be on your table within 15 minutes!

Ingredients:

  • 2 small or 1 large broccoli; separated into florets
  • 6 medium size button mushrooms; thinly sliced
  • 3 spring onions; sliced at an angle
  • 2tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 2tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 1tbsp butter
  • 1 clove of garlic; minced
  • 1tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2tsp chilli flakes – more if you like heat
  • 1/4tsp sea salt

This broccoli, mushroom and sesame salad is like a journey: crunchy broccoli meets soft and buttery mushrooms, then the nuttiness of the sesame hits you which paired with a slight tartness from the vinegar provides a perfect combo, then all of this is to be finished off by a slight tingling on your tongue thanks to the chillies…Method:

Prepare a large pot of salted water, big enough to take all the broccoli and bring it to boil.

Heat up a large frying pan, add the olive oil and butter and allow to melt.

Add the broccoli into the boiling pot of water, turn the heat up high to bring back to the boil and then down to medium until the cooking time of 5 minutes is complete (count 5 minutes from the moment you added the broccoli, not from the moment it came back to a boil), then shock it under cold water or better yet an ice bath and then drain well. The cold bath will stop the cooking process which is necessary in order for the broccoli to maintain a slight crunch.

Add mushrooms into hot frying pan, add garlic powder and salt then fry on a medium heat for 3-4 minutes or until just soft and slightly brown.

Whilst your broccoli is cooking and mushrooms are frying, it’s time to mix the sauce.

This broccoli, mushroom and sesame salad is like a journey: crunchy broccoli meets soft and buttery mushrooms, then the nuttiness of the sesame hits you which paired with a slight tartness from the vinegar provides a perfect combo, then all of this is to be finished off by a slight tingling on your tongue thanks to the chillies…Into a salad dressing shaker or a jam jar or even a bowl add the toasted sesame oil, dark soy sauce, cider vinegar, minced garlic, chilli flakes and half of the sesame seeds. Mix well until all ingredients are fully combined.

In a large bowl mix the broccoli, mushrooms, spring onions and remaining sesame seeds, add dressing and gently toss around to coat completely.

Serve and enjoy!

This broccoli, mushroom and sesame salad is like a journey: crunchy broccoli meets soft and buttery mushrooms, then the nuttiness of the sesame hits you which paired with a slight tartness from the vinegar provides a perfect combo, then all of this is to be finished off by a slight tingling on your tongue thanks to the chillies…This broccoli, mushroom and sesame salad is like a journey: crunchy broccoli meets soft and buttery mushrooms, then the nuttiness of the sesame hits you which paired with a slight tartness from the vinegar provides a perfect combo, then all of this is to be finished off by a slight tingling on your tongue thanks to the chillies…

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Keeping Kids Hydrated

Water is essential for life therefore it’s a crucial part of our diet… after all we are nearly two-thirds water! Many of us forget about the importance of the right hydration levels or simply have not enough knowledge on how to ensure it but the right hydration level is crucial to our wellbeing and development, especially for young children so we should do all we can to get it right!

Water is essential for life therefore it’s a crucial part of our diet… after all we are nearly two-thirds water! Many of us forget about the importance of the right hydration levels or simply have not enough knowledge on how to ensure it but the right hydration level is crucial to our wellbeing and development, especially for young children so we should do all we can to get it right!Two out of three parents have no idea how much water their kids should intake every day. Infants and young children have a higher proportion of water in their body mass when compared to adults so it’s especially important to maintain the correct hydration level.

A child between the age of one and three needs about 1.3 litres of fluids a day, this amount will rise depending on your child’s activity levels or the weather conditions. Some of those liquids will come from the food they eat but most of it will require serving as a drink.

Drinking water is a perfect choice as it provides the required liquids, helping with hydration without additional calories in the child’s diet. But plain water can be a little bit boring, can’t it? Well, this may be true but we should lead by example. If you drink water instead of juices or canned drinks, the chances are that your child will do the same. The best tip from me is to “get them whilst they are young”. If your child will get used to drinking water at a young age, they will most likely still drink it when he or she is all grown up. It’s much easier to teach them this good habit when they are young… as it might really become a nightmare trying to convince them to swap fizzy drinks for example for water later on in life.

So what to do when plain water isn’t really an option?

Well, Robinsons to the rescue!

Water is essential for life therefore it’s a crucial part of our diet… after all we are nearly two-thirds water! Many of us forget about the importance of the right hydration levels or simply have not enough knowledge on how to ensure it but the right hydration level is crucial to our wellbeing and development, especially for young children so we should do all we can to get it right!With real fruit in every drop, Robinsons is a tasty way to enjoy drinking more water. The Robinsons range contains no added sugar, is free from artificial colours and preservatives and is a great way to stay refreshed this summer.

Water is essential for life therefore it’s a crucial part of our diet… after all we are nearly two-thirds water! Many of us forget about the importance of the right hydration levels or simply have not enough knowledge on how to ensure it but the right hydration level is crucial to our wellbeing and development, especially for young children so we should do all we can to get it right!This small, handy and super concentrated squash offers 20 servings per bottle and it comes in a choice of six delicious flavours:

  • Apple & Blackcurrant
  • Citrus
  • Lemon & Lime
  • Orange & Peach
  • Passion Fruit & Mango
  • Summer Fruit

With such an ace up your sleeve there really should be no problems with hydration this summer!

Do you have any trick and tips which can help to drink more water?

Water is essential for life therefore it’s a crucial part of our diet… after all we are nearly two-thirds water! Many of us forget about the importance of the right hydration levels or simply have not enough knowledge on how to ensure it but the right hydration level is crucial to our wellbeing and development, especially for young children so we should do all we can to get it right!

* This post is an entry for BritMums #EnjoyMoreWater Challenge, sponsored by Robinsons

#EverydayWins with Bosch: Bosch Athlet Range

Dust, fluff, crumbs… we all know about the problem. Everyday our home gets dirty despite our best efforts to keep it all clean and sparkly. And now add pet hairs into the mix… and it becomes a nightmare, I tell you this as a fact. Being a pet owner is wonderful and I wouldn’t have it any other way but battling pet hairs is most likely one of the biggest drawbacks to pet ownership and it is no fun at all.

Dust, fluff, crumbs… we all know about the problem. Everyday our home gets dirty despite our best efforts to keep it all clean and sparkly. And now add pet hairs into the mix… and it becomes a nightmare, I tell you this as a fact. Being a pet owner is wonderful and I wouldn’t have it any other way but battling pet hairs is most likely one of the biggest drawbacks to pet ownership and it is no fun at all. And here comes Bosch to the rescue with its new Athlet range. Cordless, powerful, lightweight and agile, the Bosch Athlet combines maximum performance and convenience on carpet, wood, laminate or any floor type. This slim, lightweight appliance is flexible and adaptable, and with a market-leading runtime of 75 minutes**, there’s nothing to stop you cleaning the whole house in a single charge. The Athlet cordless vacuum cleaner from Bosch is designed to be extremely manoeuvrable. It has superb power, combined with the innovative and highly efficient SensorBagless Technology to achieve the same cleaning result as a 2400-watt corded vacuum cleaner.*

We were given the opportunity to try Bosch Athlet ProAnimal vacuum.

The vacuum is just as stated above. Every statement Bosch made is true.

The biggest plus for me is its weight – 3kg, that’s all. A vacuum with a featherweight like this is really effortless to move around, and if you don’t want to push it you can simply pop the shoulder strap on and carry it with the strap across your body it is giving you two free hands to clean with.

Oh, and the fact that there is no cord is pretty sweet too, no more snagged cords on furniture and no more constantly moving it out of the way so you can carry on. To add to it you only need 4 hours to fully charge the battery and to make things even easier there is no need to wait until battery it totally flat to recharge… you can just “top up” as needed. Bosch Athlet is charging with a standard wall charger, which means that you don’t need a charging station fixed on the wall… just plug it in, charge, then hide it wherever your vacuum lives. Though as it is so pretty and futuristic in its design I tend to leave it out for everyone to see and just hide the accessories.

When it comes to performance, it can handle all your mess on any type of flooring, dogs and cats hairs on the woollen carpet included 🙂 No wonder it was awarded a Which? Best Buy Cordless Vacuum Cleaner of 2016.

I haven’t had it for very long so I am still familiarising myself with its true power and possibilities. I will update you on my new discoveries shortly.

Are you intrigued by this new beast on the block?

If so, watch this space as there is a giveaway brewing in the pipeline and one of you, my lovely readers, will soon be the proud owner of a Bosch Athlet ProAnimal.

* Dust pick-up in comparison to a 2400W vacuum cleaner from Bosch (BGL32400GB) on carpet and hard floor with crevice. Tested according to EN 60312/2008 [with partly filled receptacle].
**Based on our tested runtime [of 75 minutes] when compared to the advertised runtime of all competing cordless handstick vacuum cleaners.

Summer Footwear Wishlist

After KonMari-ing my entire house, my footwear collection went under the knife too. Not a big deal, as the shoes which I got rid of simply didn’t bring me joy anymore, but as a result I am now having some gaps in my slimmed down yet joy giving, shoe collection.

After thinking long and hard about summer footwear I’ve made a shortlist of the shoes I would like to buy. One would think that summer shoes would be all open with lots of straps, kind of like your typical sandal look but hey, we are living in the UK, which means I need shoes to survive the British summer and a collection of only sandals isn’t going to cut it.

It’s funny when you think about it… it’s summer yet my wish-list contains boots! No, I am not mad… I simply live in the more rural part of the country where the weather is super unpredictable so one has to be ready for any scenario 🙂

So, what’s on my wish list?

After KonMari-ing my entire house, my footwear collection went under the knife too. Not a big deal, as the shoes which I got rid of simply didn’t bring me joy anymore, but as a result I am now having some gaps in my slimmed down yet joy giving, shoe collection.

Hush Puppies Janessa | Coast Embellished Sandals | Crocs Olivia II Flats | Sole Diva Cork Wedge | Clarks Dinah Pixie | Heavenly Soles Heeled Leather Ankle Boots | Brakeburn Green Loafer | Cushion Walk Mule | Moda in Pelle Wilmia Sandals

What do you think about my choices?

Do any of them take your fancy?

* This is a collaborative post.