Etta Loves make the most beautiful muslins, blankets and playmats that use science to support the development of our little ones vision, through scientifically scaled patterns. We share some amazing hacks directly from Etta Loves to help with day-to-day tasks promoting calm and intrigue from little ones.
Are car journeys not fun for you and little ones? My little one tends to love a snooze… but if yours doesn’t – Hang a sensory muslin over the backseat that baby faces for cooing car rides!
Do you have a tiny escapee at change time?Suspend one of these amazing prints (try the eye print drawn by Jen’s daughter Etta herself) in your baby’s eyeline for lots of staring and less squirming!
Need to encourage more tummy time? Lay a muslin across your chest whilst lying back. This will encourage little ones to lift their heads and practice on you! Move the muslin up to your shoulder during a feed to keep babies focused and awake whilst catching dribbles!
Finally… Are you longing for five minutes peace to enjoy your shower? Pop baby in a bouncer (or in your choice of seat or mat for when you shower) and hang your favourite Etta Loves muslin over the side of the bath or on a radiator (out of reach) for a lingering hot shower!
Buy this 3 piece drawing print set of muslins online now for just £27 online at Etta Loves
Did you know? Etta Loves have recently formed a partnership with the world renowned Sussex Baby Lab … Read more here!
Super soft and snuggly clothing is what we all look for especially for our little ones!
We’ve been putting #fairynonbio pods and fabric softener from @joyofclean to the test and we love it… in all honesty we always have. It leaves all our little divas clothes huggably soft and smelling divine! #softnessateverystep
Buy your Fairy Non Bio products from all major supermarkets, and retailers such as HomeBargains nationwide!
Say hello to Mamas moments birthing essentials kit! Packed with the @naturalbirthingco bestselling midwife developed formulas that we cannot wait to make the most of in a matter of weeks!
Spritz yourself from head to toe with the 5* rated ‘cool it mama’ for a quick cool down and pick me up. With a combination of Neroli, Ylang Ylang, Menthol, and Grapefruit it cools hot flushes, calms mood swings, eases headaches, and soothes sore and swollen aches and pains. Perfect for the incoming warmer weather! The scent is magical and just helps you take a minute and relax.
Or try the rest of the set – ‘Sleepy mama’ for a good nights sleep – when you need to catch up, or simply get yourself off to sleep after a busy day…
‘Bottoms Up’ To soothe post birth soreness and ‘Relax & Breathe’ for a moment of massage for those load bearing body parts – get your partner to put some work in, and give you even just a few minutes of relaxation and rest!
The tooth brushing routine is a struggle for many in particular with little ones as they simply don’t understand why we are doing it! Let your little one feel like a superhero whilst brushing with the new Colgate Batman battery brush for 3+. It’s a great way to make the routine fun without having to use a phone or video each morning and evening.
The brush has a small oscillating head, is slim and lightweight – perfect for little hands, and comes in Minion, Barbie and Trolls design too!
Available from Bootsfor just £7! In either Batman, Minion, Barbie or Trolls styles.
Alternatively for older children, why not try The Colgate Magik brush(5+ years) – the first manual toothbrush (you pop the device over your little ones normal manual brush) with Augmented Reality and will help teach children how to brush their teeth properly.
Connect the brush to an app on your phone and, as your child brushes, they will be able to travel through augmented reality games, fighting cavity monsters. Afterwards the app will provide you with a personalised mouth map to show you where your child has brushed and where they have missed, so they can improve their technique over time. – It will give them a challenge and a reason to want to brush their teeth too! Available from Amazon for £15.00
This Lord and Berry cheek blush in amazing shade in dusty rose (Shop Here) just £22, looks scary but is a subtle buildable and blendable colour! Even better, it’s easy to blend and not greasy. With colour staying put all day! (it’s filtered here to hide my mid healing brows 🙈) try out the cream bronzer too (We’re wearing shade amber medium!)Shop online here for £25. This is just as buildable and they both smell AMMMAZING too!
Find it online at multiple make-up outlets such as LookFantastic, Boots and more!
A change in the season can play havoc with your skin; with autumn approaching, a drop in temperature happening and central heating getting turned up for cosy nights in, your skin can become dry and stressed. That or a pandemic where you should be giving yourself plenty of relaxation to unwind from working all day at your makeshift office in the corner of your dining room of course. This gives you the perfect excuse to enjoy some (well deserved) TLC and add a marvellous mask to to your skincare routine.
We’ve rounded up the top 5 best-selling face masks from showcasebeauty.com, the indie beauty discovery platform, which features a stylist-curated edit of unique products by premium brands that you just won’t find on the high street. Discover the masks that will have your skin glowing and the compliments flowing.
1. Maskorea Instant Glow Sheet Mask
They might make you look a bit strange, but sheet masks are a skin saviour. The Maskorea Instant Glow Sheet Mask is inspired by Korean beauty trends and will even out your skin tone and boost hydration with a mineral-rich formula. The mask has a unique 3-step system that includes a foaming pre-mask cleanser, a serum-infused cellulose sheet mask and a luxurious post-mask anti-ageing night cream. A perfect skin pick-me-up!
Why settle for one benefit when you can have 7? This luxurious face mask from Antonia Burrell will treat your skin in 7 ways to hydrate, detoxify, repair, clarify, illuminate, protect and perfect skin. Don’t worry if your skin tingles a little when you first apply the mask – it’s just the bio-plant actives starting to work their magic.
3. Aromatherapy Associates Hydrating Rose Face Mask
If you’re after that glow from within then the Aromatherapy Associates Hydrating Rose Face Mask is for you. Not only does it smell divine, but it’s also packed full of essential skin ingredients. The mask contains aloe vera to soothe, sodium hyaluronate to restore vital moisture and Damask rose water to cool.
An innovative, mess-free clay mask, enriched with peptides and Argereline, that effectively detoxifies and softens your skin. The potent active ingredients combined with the deep purifying effect of the clay makes this a practical sheet mask, that leaves your skin cleansed, hydrated and with minimised pores in just 20 minutes.
What’s better than a face mask that revitalises and brightens your skin? A gorgeous mask that does all that and smells just like chocolate – totally heavenly. Evolve Beauty’s Radiant Glow Mask is not only high in antioxidants from raw cacao, it’s also packed full of almond oil and rich in vitamins A, B, C and E to nourish your skin. It’s easy to see why this mask is an Instagram dream. You’ll just have to keep reminding yourself not to eat it…
Back in 2018 we discovered @alexsteinherr new beauty range at @primark
The Pore Balance Cleanser, £5,worked wonders in only a couple of weeks and the Sleep Spa, £4 (50ml) was so good I had to elbow my better half out the way before he got his hands on it!
Fast forward to lockdown and we picked this up again to work it’s magic. To help refine my skin which has been a tad neglected since giving birth, and during the pandemic left to its own devices on occasion. Yet it still works it’s magic after just one use, minimising my (seemingly inherited large pores) around my nose and cheek area to smaller and more refined and much smoother! Now… we really need to check… is it still available?
Get yours now in-store worldwide inc Europe from £2.50!
Dreaming of beaches, sun, sea and sand? Let @palmoliveuk take you there without leaving the house with their first & new #vegan shower gels in coconut and pomegranate!
Made with 100% natural hydrating ingredients* and fully recyclable (bottle & cap) – this is perfect for those looking to take small steps for a more sustainable future. The formula is of 90% natural origin and 96% biodegradable***, offering a cleansing shower routine while being kinder to the planet.
Get yours nationwide from WilkoMorrisons & Ocado for around £2.99 RRP
* Water and natural sourced ingredients with limited processing
Bring your fire and burn bright for party season and all year round with the @beccacosmetics#volcanogoddess palette packed full of pigment rich shimmers and glitters… it’s the perfect gift for a #beauty babe! We absolutely love the Gold guilded shade, and day to day haze with a smoke of crater too!
Becca Cosmetics Volcano Goddess Palette, £35 — 46 now £21, available online at amazon.co.uk
Australian made and owned Black Chicken Remedies was established in 2007 and launched onto the world stage at Selfridges in London in February 2011. It now has a cult following and is sold in select retailers around the world.
The products contain a unique blend of powerful therapeutic oils and plant extracts and are 100% natural, organic and toxin free. They are based on the principle that if you love your skin, it will love you right back.
We took the time to try out this fantastic range, and will let you know exactly what we think! ♥
First up, Black Chicken Remedies new Axilla Deodorant Paste™, £17 is a remedial and chemical free deodorant formulated to neutralise underarm odour instantly and keep you fresh without inhibiting your sweat glands ability to dispel toxins often found in unwanted fat. This seemed wierd at first, applying a deodorant in this way – i mean roll-on or spray is the most common these days, and you certainly don’t go wiping it on with your fingers 🙂
However once past the unusual or should we say unfamiliar concept, this products works wonders. Both myself and my partner have worn this, and it lasts all day as promised even through its not a scent i like myself (as its packed full of essential oils and stronger scents but that’s my personal opinion) – I like it on a guy, and other people! But for all natural deodorant i’m all for that and all for this without doubt!
Next up the Black Chicken Remedies Body Oil, £54 (100ml), Perfect for my ever so dry legs, all year round no matter what i do to them, DRY! So i thought what could I lose by trying this out? This product has a combination of 12 oils providing a remedy for dry skin, a calming effect on the mind and an alluring aroma. Avocado Oil, Rosehip Oil, Geranium Bourbon essential oil, Patchouli essential oil, Ylang Ylang essential oil , Vitamin E oil, Lavender essential oil , Hazelnut oil, Nutmeg essential oil, Coconut oil, Sandalwood essential oil, carrot essential oil. Slathering it on (through the tiniest amount as it goes so far!) I rub it into my dry pins. I cover them up as the oil is so good it doesn’t just disappear like other products, or soak into your clothes, it sits with your skin. fragrant and slick. Hours later its still there, but to a moisture enhancing effect and leaves me with lovely softness, and no need to add more. Not for a couple of days anyway!
You can also buy the following… Black Chicken RemediesBalm of Ages organic body balm, £38.50 which has been formulated to deliver 19 deeply penetrating/restorative ingredients to the skin and hair that save and seal.
For centuries the medicine men and women of traditional communities have used nature as their pharmacy. Balm of Ages utilises this principle in bringing together this powerful all purpose remedy.
The Special Edition Balm of Ages organic body balm is perfect for:
• Soothing itchy, painful irritation immediately • Relieving the symptoms of eczema and extreme dry-skin • Soothing sunburn, minor scrapes and burns and rashes • Minimising scars, stretch marks and bruises • Scalp and hair restoration • Removing makeup and cleansing the skin • Dry cracked skin on your feet and elbows
Believe us we’ve used it on EVERYTHING! just because we couldn’t believe it could do everything – but this also means it’s even more value for money because you can use it for everything!
Finally, Black Chicken Remedies Cleanse My Face, £46.75
Black Chicken Remedies’ Cleanse My Face an Organic Purifying Cleansing Oil dissolves pore-clogging, oil-based make up, dirt and grime to help prevent breakouts and keep blackheads at bay. Completely free from dehydrating foaming agents, this is suitable for confused, stressed complexions susceptible to imperfections. – The only one we haven’t tried yet – but we can guess it’ll be as good as the rest!
You can buy it now online from Cult BeautyWE ♥ Black Chicken!
Treat your teeth with the new @colgateuk ConnectE1brush which is perfect for the tech-savvy and time deprived parents! It uses #artificialintelligence to track your brushing and tells you via the Bluetooth connected app just how well you’re brushing and even teaches you how to do it better too!
Brushing your teeth is a twice daily occurrence for most yet we still may be missing parts and not getting that perfect brush completed… Throughout your brushing journey you get smile points for each brush plus a percentage of how well you’ve done with an image displaying yellow areas for any missed areas or where you haven’t spent long enough brushing! The coach even shows you the correct angle for brushing too!
Perfect for adults you can equally get the kids involved with two games to play whilst brushing! – They both encourage you to brush certain areas to do better in each game meaning you get fab brushing coverage whilst making it fun!
The toothbrush, which has been designed with the help of dentists, provides real-time feedback on your brushing habits in 16 zones of the mouth, even tracking regularity, your speed and the angle of your brushing. The Colgate Connect E1 Smart Electronic Toothbrush connects to your smartphone via the Bluetooth app. This helps you or your loved one (including the kids) to prevent dental problems before they start.
For a super smile this Christmas shop now exclusively at @apple for £89.95!
Put your feet up and watch the biggest series’ of the year; whilst treating your feet with HoMedics UK Bubblemate foot spa! Available from £29.99 nationwide it’s perfect and easy to fill with water, maybe some essential oils for relaxation and slip your feet into, for a great start to your evening. It’s perfect for pregnant mamas with tired hot feet too – we initially tried this whilst heavily pregnant and it was the best way to wind day after a long commute waddling around London!
Follow up the relaxation with a whizz of the fab Soft as silk 3-in-1 #pedi tool, rrp £39.99. This has its own charging storage stand, plus a cleaning brush and three different grades of roller, ranging from an extra coarse to fine. With up to 90 minutes cordless run time, this has the capability to look after even the hardest working feet and bring them back to tip-top condition and ready for sandal season!