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Product Review: Petit Jovial Range

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Some weeks ago, I got the lovely opportunity to try out the Petit Jovial Range. It was my first hearing about the brand and I was excited to review the products. For those who have never heard of Petit Jovial, it is an organic skincare brand for the whole family. The skincare products cater for the growing bump, baby and beyond. I tried out three of their products and they are all really good.

 

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 Body & Scalp Massage Oil, £22

This body and scalp massage oil by Petit Jovial is a gentle blend of 100% natural oils formulated with Safflower, Sesame, Jojoba and Wheatgerm Oils. The pure blend helps to soothe baby when massaged gently unto their skin. It aids digestion, eases wind, and strengthens the bonding process between baby and the primary caregiver.

It also helps ease cradle cap, and works great as a moisturising body oil for all ages. Mums can also benefit from the amazing benefits as it also works wonders on stretch marks.

 

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Nourishing Multi-Purpose Balm for Face & Body, £25

This luxurious multi-purpose, rich balm is made with 100% natural butters – Shea Butter, Rosehip Oil, soothing Lavender and Calming Chamomile.  It is a perfect barrier for sensitive bottoms, nappy rash and dry areas. This multi-purpose balm also works amazingly well for soothing painful nipples, and nourishing dry cuticles and lips.

 

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Nourishing Bath Oil, £23

This lightly moisturising nourishing bath oil is made with Sunflower oil, Lavender, Geranium and Clary Sage to help soothe and relax baby and the whole family. The Bath Oil nourishes and cleanses the delicate skin.

 

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Here are my thoughts on these products –

 

PROS
  1. The products are 100% natural and vegan. They are free from parabens, SLS, artificial colours or fragrances, and other suspect chemicals
  2. I love the simple packaging. It works great.
  3. The products are quite affordable.
  4. All the products are gentle enough for babies and great for the rest of the family.
  5. I love the fact that the products are multi-tasking. It means I can get more out of them.

 

CONS

None.

 

This Petit Jovial Skincare brand is great for the whole family. I have been using the products in many different ways and they are great for us.

Have you tried any of these products? What do you think of them?

 

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Bucket List Additions You Need To Consider

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Everyone has a bucket list. That list of places that they dream of going to one day, and slowly ticking them off one by one – that’s the bucket list. Your bucket list has to be filled with dream destinations and experiences that will ensure that you make those wanderlust-filled daydreams turn into real memories you make with others. 

The thing is, expanding what you have on your bucket list isn’t always easy to do. Despite the entire world of places to see and things to do, it’s hard to choose which you should do first. So, let’s take a look at some of the additions that you should be considering to ensure that your bucket list is the best in the world!

 

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  • The Grand Canyon, Arizona

You need to have the Grand Canyon on your bucket list. Yes, it’s a giant cracking gorge in the ground, and yes, it looks like a squiggle on a map. However, the Canyon is rare and rocky, and a river carved it! Okay, so it took two billion years to carve it out, but that doesn’t make it any less impressive to look at. You could take a chopper over the gorge and really see how far it goes out. Seeing the Canyon from the water level allows you to appreciate the black, red, purple and orange strata that makeup one of the biggest natural wonders of the world.

 

  • The Sistine Chapel, Italy

Authentic art, crowds of people, a ceiling painted by Michelangelo – what’s not to love? The Vatican Museum sees the footfall of around 25,000 people every day, and the photographs of the iconic ceiling are prohibited. The Last Judgement can also be found here, and it’s one impressive painting! 

 

  • Everest, Nepal

You do not have to get to the top of Everest to experience Everest. Most of the mountain is a graveyard for those who tried to make it to the top and didn’t. However, you can still trek to Everest Base Camp. It takes around fourteen days to get there, and the views are amazing with most treks requiring specific permission to be at the camp for the night. Still, it’s one to add to the bucket list!

 

  • Seeing The Northern Lights

Seeing the Aurora Borealis is a classic bucket list item for a lot of people, and there’s a good reason. The lights are beautiful, naturally found in places like Iceland, and they offer a mysterious and mystical look into the universe. Of course, it’s all about light refraction, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be magical, too.

 

  • Head to Namibia

While the Aurora Borealis is a good one to add, the clearest place to see some celestial sites is Namibia. You can see stars everywhere when you leave the city, but if you go somewhere dark and clear, you’ll see what feels like the entire universe looking back at you. The Nature Reserve in Namibia is one place that has been gold-certified as a Dark Sky Reserve. There aren’t any cities or towns that could drown out the sky with light pollution. You’ll see the magic of the undiscoverable – and it’s worthy of being on the list.

 

  • The Turtles At Ningaloo, Western Australia

Whether you want to see nature in all its glory, or you want to head to Oz at least once make sure you go to Ningaloo in Western Australia. The Reef isn’t as big as the Great Barrier Reef, but it’s big enough that you’ll see over 500 species of fish as well as the marine turtles. There are seven species of marine turtle in the world, and near Ningaloo, you’ll see three of them nesting on the beaches.

 

  • Head To Scotland

Did you know that you can sleep on a private isle? Head to Scotland and stay on one of the many Summer Isles. You don’t have to be Branson-rich, but you do have to know where you can visit. Tanera Beag is the place to go as the second biggest of the almost twenty Summer Isles. You can kayak on the sea from the mainland, and you can look for seals in the lagoon, climb the 83m high hills for the views and you can pitch your tent to enjoy the dark night sky.

 

The right bucket list items are going to make your life so much more interesting. You need to add these items to the list today and start making plans for overtime at work – you need the cash to make your dreams come true!

 

Elegant Solutions for When Your Home is Losing the Battle For Space

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You love your home… but it would be great if there were just a little more of it. Of course, you understand that space comes at a premium, and if you want to be able to live in a highly desirable location like yours, every inch of available space is worth paying for. Still, making the most of your space is tricky when you only have so much to go around. Even a relatively simple decision like buying a new sofa can lead to repeat trips to the shop, measuring, trial, error and rethinking the entire topography of your living room to accommodate your new chaise. 

 

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Nonetheless, the importance of empty space in the home cannot be overestimated. It is your most powerful weapon in the battle against clutter and all the negative psychological effects that come with it. If you feel as though your home is losing the battle for space here are some elegant solutions to help you find more…

Get in touch with an architect

While we’ll mostly be looking at making the most of your available space, an architect can literally help you to create more usable space, with elegant solutions like a Side Return Extension. Not only can this add more space, it can also help to increase the amount of natural light coming into your home. This in turn can help your living space look brighter and more spacious.

 

Invest in smarter storage

If your kitchen countertops are piled high with ingredients, groceries and cooking utensils, it can make something as simple as making a plate of beans on toast feel like a chore. Invest in storage solutions that allow you to store more in your available space while also providing quicker and easier access. Whether for your kitchen or your wardrobes, it’s a great way of keeping essential belongings from impinging on your living space. 

 

Make better use of available vertical space

We tend to neglect the space that’s either above or below eye level, but this can also help to improve the availability of walking and living space without contributing to the problem of clutter or diminishing the flow of a room. 

Whether you’re investing in taller bookshelves, displaying more wall art vertically or using more ottomans and footlockers to take advantage of storage space below eye level, there are lots of ways in which you can maximise your vertical space to give you more room in which to live, relax and play. 

 

Rethink the layout of your furniture

And finally… Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to gut your home and clear out all its furniture to make it look and feel more spacious. In fact, furniture can even help it to look more spacious. It’s simply a matter of where and how you display it. Try to hug the walls with furniture, but don’t be afraid to let are wall shine through here and then. Make sure that there is walking space around large items to ensure that they help the room to retain its sense of flow.

What do you think of these elegant solutions for when your home is losing the battle for space?

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