Summer Feet & #win with Scholl

Summer Feet & #Win with SchollSummer time, warm weather, open sandals, beach… now it is the time to take extra special care of your feet.

Don’t get me wrong, foot care is extremely important all year round but during the summer months out feet deserve even more attention than usual. Not because we show them off more often but because the hot temperatures and salted water (if you are lucky enough to spend some time by the sea) make them even more vulnerable – skin becomes hard and dry, the heels can crack and before you know it you have one giant disaster on your hands… or feet to be precise.

So what is to be done? Well, take good care of your feet on a regular basis and you will be fine. Use foot cream to soften the skin, also get rid of any dead, dry skin on a regular basis and your feet will repay you for this care tenfold. There is a reason why foot care products exist; they are designed specifically with our feet in mind and not as a generic skin care product. Feet are such a vital part of our body and have an extremely important role to play… after all health and comfort of your feet can affect the entire body – healthy feet make for happy feet!

For years now we have been and still are using Scholl products to take care of our feet, so when I was asked to review some of them I simply couldn’t say no. Scholl understands feet better than anyone else; they spend years trying to understand the structure and biomechanics of feet in relation to the body. After 100 years they still have the same passion and philosophy – to improve the health, comfort and well-being of people by caring for their feet.

Summer Feet and #Win with SchollThe product I want to tell you about is called Velvet Smooth Express Pedi – it is a fast and more importantly, safe way to remove dry and dead skin from your feet in the comfort of your home with a professional level of results.

Does it work?

Oh yes, it does. It works better than I could have imagined. It is fast, yet gentle (there is no sharp blades); it leaves your feet velvet smooth just as stated on the box.

Summer Feet & #Win with Scholl.Scholl Velvet Smooth Express Pedi comes with two batteries and it’s ready for use within seconds… all you have to do is to open the packaging, locate the battery door and pull out the safety strap which will allow the batteries to be properly connected… after this you just turn the handle onto the “on” position and file away 🙂 It really is that simple.

Scholl was also kind enough to offer one of their foot care bundles to one of my lucky Bark Time readers. Just follow the Gleam app below and you might be the lucky owner of this lovely bundle of products:

Summer Feet & #win with Scholl
#win foot care bundle from Scholl

Good Luck!

T&C:
1. Open to UK readers only.
2. This giveaway is sponsored by Scholl.
3. There will be 1 winner chosen at random from all valid entries. Winner will be chosen by Gleam.
4. The winner will receive Scholl foot care bundle: 1x Party Feet, 1x Fresh Step Foot Spray, 1x Instant Recovery Cream. The prize will only be fulfilled by Scholl.
5. The winner will have 7 working days to claim the prize, after this time, a new winner will be selected.
6. Closing date for the giveaway is Sunday 30/08/2015 at 23:59pm.

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Bean Bag Planet – Review & Giveaway

Bean Bag Planet Review & GiveawayI don’t know how about you but I have always wanted to own a giant bean bag to relax on, the kid in me just won’t let it go.

Well, I still haven’t found one that is suitable for my size but Bean Bag Planet did send one for Leo to “play” with… well at least someone can now have fun with a bean bag…

Bean Bag Planet - Review & GiveawayThe Bean Bag Planet bean bag is actually called a bean bag chair… I know, a bit confusing but let me explain why it’s called a chair. Well, you see this bean bag comes with 2 different covers:

  • Cover number one: New-born cover, which includes a strap and a buckle to secure baby in the right position.
  • Cover number two: Toddler cover without any strap or buckle.

So you see, it actually works more like a chair for a little person.

The Bean Bag Planet Review & Giveaway.The cover can be changed within minutes by simple unzipping one and zipping the other… simple.

Bean Bag Planet Bean Bag Chair retails at £64.99 but they are currently on sale at £29.99. There is a huge, and I mean really huge selection of colours and designs to pick from. I am sure everyone will be able to find something they like. There is also an option to purchase a spare bean bag refill. Not completely sure why someone would need it, but you never know… it might be useful one day.

The Bean Bag Planet - Review & GiveawayThe Bean Bag Planet Bean Bag Chair looks great and it is very well made. It looks much better in reality than in the pictures, they really don’t do it any justice.

For me the biggest plus of this bean bag is the fact that I can easily “dismantle” it and simply pop it to the washing machine for a wash. There isn’t any of this dry cleaning nonsense or even worse no washing option at all. We all know how messy kids can be so the fact that I can simply wash it in my own washing machine wins the day.

The Bean Bag Planet Review & GiveawayI hope you like the look of this Bean Bag Chair because Bean Bag Planet agreed to offer one as a giveaway prize to one of you.

To be in with a chance to win one of The Bean Bag Planet Bean Bag Chairs in the design of your choice please use the Rafflecopter app below and follow its steps as stated.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Good luck!

T&C:
1. Open to UK readers only.
2. This giveaway is sponsored by The Bean Bag Planet.
3. There will be 1 winner chosen at random from all valid entries.
4. The winner will receive 1 x Bean Bag Chair. The prize will only be fulfilled by The Bean Bag Planet.
5. The winner will be contacted directly by The Bean Bag Planet.
6. Closing date for the giveaway is Monday 31/08/2015 at 23:59pm.

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Beers of The World Hamper from Serenata Flowers – Review & Giveaway

Beers of The World Hamper from Serenata Flowers – Review & GiveawayToday I would love to share with you our thoughts on the Beers of The World Hamper from Serenata Flowers which arrived on our doorstep last Sunday. Yes, you are reading it right:

It is from Serenata Flowers, they not only do flowers 🙂 they offer quite an impressive selection of various hampers, wines, chocolates and plants too…

And yes, it arrived on a Sunday… you can pick a delivery day to suit your needs including Sunday.

So the hamper…

As the name would suggest, the Beers of The World hamper is full of beer. But that isn’t all, in addition to a great selection of beers from around the globe you also receive some snacks to go with it. The content of my hamper included:

  • Ashi Black
  • Innis & Gunn Rum Cask
  • Cusquena Imported Beer
  • Brooklyn Lager
  • Banks Caribbean Lager
  • Peroni Gran Riserva
  • Japanese Rice Crackers
  • Chilli Coated Peanuts
  • Black Pepper Cashew Nuts
  • Organic Bombay Mix
  • Sharing bag of Oak Smoked Chips

It looks like the beer part of the hamper is set but the snacks might vary as my selection was a little bit different to their description as stated on the website… on the plus side we actually received more goodies than was stated.

So back to the hamper…

Beers of The World Hamper from Serenata Flowers - Review & GiveawayThe Beers of The World hamper is priced at £39.99 and this includes delivery on your chosen day (Sundays included). You will receive six bottles of unusual beer and five different luxury snacks delivered to your door in a hamper like box, not bad, wouldn’t you agree?

Mark is the principle beer drinker in our household and he loved the selection of beers received in the hamper. Actually there were two beers which he had never tried before, which made him even more excited as he had the opportunity to try something new.

We both would highly recommend the hamper as a gift for any beer loving person. It would also work perfectly for any group of friends who are gathering for a “night in” type of evening… as long as you enjoy a glass of good beer.

Do you?

If you do, Serenata Flowers have kindly agreed to offer one hamper of their Beers of The World to one of my readers.

To be in with a chance to win just follow the easy steps on the Gleam app below and very soon you might be the one enjoying some new and exciting flavoured beers.

Giveaway – Beers of The World Hamper from Serenata Flowers

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T&C:
1. Open to UK readers age 18+ only. Please note you might be ask to provide proof of age.
2. This giveaway is sponsored by Serenata Flowers.
3. There will be 1 winner chosen at random from all valid entries. Winner will be chosen by Gleam.
4. The winner will receive one Beers of The World Hamper. The prize will only be fulfilled by Serenata Flowers.
5. The winner will have 7 working days to claim the prize, after this time, a new winner will be selected.
6. Closing date for the giveaway is Sunday 09/08/2015 at 23:59pm.

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Chambers – Natural Leather Care – Review & Giveaway

Chambers – Natural Leather Care – Review & GiveawayWho doesn’t love a pair of real leather, soft, comfy shoes, leather jacket or hand bag? I bet most of us do. Leather products are still perceived as luxury and who doesn’t love a little bit of luxury? But in order to fully enjoy our beautiful posh and luxurious leather items we actually have to care of them – clothes, shoes, accessories or even your leather chair or sofa, they all need love and attention from time to time. Keeping them clean and well-conditioned will assure that they look perfect for far longer.

I personally adore leather, especially when it comes to my shoes… but hey I just love all shoes… full stop.

Anyway… I was given a bundle of Chambers leather care product to test ride. Chambers leather care range is packed with natural wholesome ingredients. They do not use silicone or other synthetic additives; the ingredients are natural and are of the highest, cosmetic grade. They may not be the cheapest ones on the block but they are for sure the most natural ones.

I was actually a little cheeky when it came to testing my Chambers leather care product; I enrolled the help of my dad… I have to admit it was a brilliant move. Dad (who exhibits mild OCD tendencies) spent almost the entire day “playing” with his new toys and cleaning all the leather items he could get his hands on… oh well I am just glad I could provide him with all that entertainment 🙂

The selection of Chambers leather care product was as follows:

  • Chambers Natural Foaming Leather Cleaner
  • Chambers Leather Balsam which can be purchase in unscented, vanilla and lavender
  • Chambers Boots Waterproofer

Chambers Natural Foaming Leather CleanerChambers Natural Foaming Leather Cleaner RRP £8.50 +P&P for 500ml

Brilliant and easy to use cleaner which according to my dad “actually works and removes stains with ease”. The results are visible immediately and it leaves any surface clean, shiny and soft. Dad used it on their sofas and noticed there was a slight problem with stickiness… evidently the sofa didn’t dry out as quick as expected (which knowing dad most likely means now, this instance) but as it ended up no one performed any test on the back of the sofa as is clearly advised on the packaging… well you live and learn every day. Despite the slight delay with the sofa being ready for use again dad was very pleased with the results and will definitely use it again… and again… and then almost certainly again.

Chambers Leather BalsamChambers Leather Balsam RRP £9.75 + P&P for 200ml

I picked my balsam in the unscented version as I wasn’t sure what would we use it for. I didn’t really want Marks bike leathers to smell of lavender (despite all the potential for lolz)… but seriously I personally wouldn’t mind it but I am not so sure Mark would be happy about this fragrant addition. So… balm… just like foaming cleaner it is easy to use and extremely effective. The formula based on beeswax and coconut oil absorbs very quickly making the whole process of application a pure pleasure. It gives a lovely sheen to your leather and plenty of additional softness.

Chambers Boots WaterprooferChambers Boots Waterproofer.Chambers Boots Waterproofer RRP £4.99 + P&P for 100ml

This is by far my Dads favourite product. He had so much fun using it that he even waterproofed his slippers and then splashed some water on them to test the effect. The waterproofer looks like an old school shoe polish and you actually apply it in exactly the same way; the only difference is you need a source of heat to make it work (a hairdryer works just fine). So you clean your shoes, then condition them and finally pop some waterproofer on them and ta-da you have 100% totally water proof shoes… the water drops bounce of them just like on a good Gore-Tex jacket for example or even our Bunks’ coat.

In all honesty I think that Chambers have created a fantastic selection of products. Not only are they 100% natural but also work just as they state on the packaging, a refreshing change imho.

And now for the best bit… If you want to test them yourself just enter our giveaway below and who knows you might be the lucky owner of the entire selection.

#win a selection of Chambers products

Good luck!

T&C:
1. Open to UK readers only.
2. This giveaway is sponsored by Chambers.
3. There will be 1 winner chosen at random from all valid entries. Winner will be chosen by Gleam.
4. The winner will receive
• 1 x Chambers Natural Foaming Leather Cleaner
• 1 x Chambers Leather Balsam in scent of their choice and
• 1 x Chambers Boots Waterproofer
The prize will only be fulfilled by Chambers.
5. The winner will have 7 working days to claim the prize, after this time, a new winner will be selected.
6. Closing date for the giveaway is Wednesday 29/07/2015 at 23:59pm, any entry made after this time will not be counted.

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Pet Box Subscription – Purrfectbox and Pawsomebox – Review & Giveaway

Pet Box Subscription – Purrfectbox and Pawsomebox – Review & Giveaway

Lately box subscriptions have become a very popular phenomena, you can get almost everything this way: food, make-up, cosmetics, even clothing… so why should pet goodies be left behind?… well… they aren’t, not anymore!

Purrfectbox and Pawsomebox offer a box subscription for your cat or dog respectively. Every month you get a lovely box delivered to your door packed with goodies suitable for your beloved pet. The boxes aren’t totally personalized but they do take into consideration the breed and size of your pet.

Cost?

Well that depends…

If you want to order just one box or don’t like making long term commitments, each box will cost you £19.90 but if you were to subscribe for a year, the price drops 20% making each box only £15.90 (this price includes delivery charges).

So what’s inside the box?

January Pawsomebox

This month our Pawsomebox contained:

  • A Basketball rawhide chew, which can double up briefly as a toy
  • A Nobbly Wobbly Ball
  • Some Mutt & Jeff Crunchy Chicken Bites from Hollings
  • A delightful Hot Dog Squeaky toy
  • A collar LED light from Pet Gear
  • Some bacon strips from Trixie

January Purrfectbox

And…This month our Purrfectbox contained:

  • Sanicat Clean wipes
  • Cat toys
  • Food selection from Scheshir
  • Scratching post from Wasabycat
  • Kitty treats from Zolux

Is it worth it?

Looking at the prices yes, both boxes offer good value for money and savings comparing to the cost of the separate purchase of each item included in the box.

But this isn’t just about prizes and savings. For me these boxes are treats for my little guys. We all treat our pets (at least I hope so) and sometimes it is nice for someone else to make a treat choice for you. It is not because I am lazy and don’t want to go to the pet store, it is simply due to the fact that I personally can learn something, I can discover new brands I’ve never heard of or some product I would otherwise never came across.

Looking at the content of two boxes I shared with you above, we will use most of the items included. The food and treats will get eaten for sure, as for the toys… we have banned all squeeze toys that squeak from the house, so there is no way my guys are getting their paws on this Hot Dog! But as we have a lot of friends with dogs, I am sure one of them will get on our “black list” soon enough and we will have the perfect gift for them next time we see each other – an annoying squeaky toy 😉 (ooh I feel like an evil villain plotting my sweet revenge).

My favourite item from our January cat box is: The bathing Mitt from Sonicat, simply because I’ve never heard of this product and I am really keen on trying it out. As for our doggie box it will be without doubt the Collar Flash Light. We have a few similar lights like this already but they are getting lost from time to time so having a spare one will defiantly come in very handy.

Do you like the idea of pet subscription boxes?

I hope you do because if so, you will have a chance to win 1 of 5 boxes for dogs or cats depending on your choice.

Purrfectbox and Pawsomebox Giveaway

All you have to do is follow me, Purrfectbox and / or Pawsomebox on Twitter, RT the giveaway tweet and tweet us with a hashtag #purrBT if you want to win a a kitty box or #pawBT for a doggie one. If you own both, cats and dogs, and you can use both boxes, you can use both hashtags in your reply.

#Win a #pet goodie box! FLW me @pawsomeboxUK @purrfectboxUK RT and use hashtag #purrBT or #pawBT Full T&C http://wp.me/p3l2gI-1wd

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T&C:
1. Open to UK readers only.
2. One obligatory entry per reader – follow me Purrfectbox and/ or Pawsomebox on Twitter RT the tweet as stated above and tweet us with a hashtag #purrBT for a cat box or #pawBT for a dog box.
3. There will be 5 winners in total.
4. Each winner will receive one pet goodies box for either a cat or dog. The prize will be provided by Purrfectbox or Pawsomebox.
5. Winners will be picked at random and informed within 2 working days via Twitter.
6. Winners will have 7 working days to claim the prize, after this time, a new winner will be selected.
7. Closing date is Friday 6/02/2015 at 23:59pm, any entry made after this time will not be counted.

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7/02/2015 WINNERS UPDATE

Well done to:

@felixisfriend
@marjoleine72
@bobbylolly570
@cripaltron
@ChanetteKennedy