Bio Alga Night Cream First Impression

I was sent a free pot of the night cream for an honest unpaid review.  

Nat-ul is a natural cosmetics online store with a Knowledge Hub. We have access to some of the finest natural products from across the globe. Through us we will be distributing these products in the United Kingdom. We believe people should make informed choices about their beauty routines without being hit heavily in the pocket. There is a world of amazing natural products, which can take our bodies on a journey to embrace and connect with nature. We at Nat-ul want to help you on this journey. This is why we passionately promote natural ingredients and beauty products. Nature has so much to offer and we should respectfully make use of its assets. Our mission: To provide and promote natural cosmetics without compromising on affordability.
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BIO ALGA Regenerating and smoothing night cream, Face creams, Ava, Nat-ul £11.99

The product sent to me to review is the Bio Alga natural smoothing night cream with Q10.
The site states that the cream is :A strong concentrate of active substances. Contains nourishing complex of algae and Coenzyme Q 10 + Ralong with supporting vitamins C and E. Combats free radicals, supplies cells with oxygen, removes toxins, deeply and intensely moisturises and delays skin aging process. The cream activates protective mechanisms, strengthens elastin and collagen fibers. The skin regains its smoothness, elasticity and a young, healthy look. Existing wrinkles are shallowed and the process of creating new ones is delayed. Intense, nourishing night cream for all skin types.

My Review

First of all this is a very good sized pot to be sent to review.  Thank you to the company.  They were very fast with postage and sent me two small sample sachets as well.  On their business card they state free samples for every purchase, that’s a bargain.

Anyway, I tried this Friday and Saturday night.  My skin is combination, very dry on the cheeks and chin but oily in the T zone.  Normally when I wake up in the morning my skin looks a little rough…..Being a new mum sleep is rare haha, and with this cold weather coming in I am breaking out in spots and looking dry.

On application I found the cream cooling and refreshing, it did leave my skin feeling tacky but that’s normal, I find this happens with night creams.
In the morning I found my skin to feel and look hydrated, and definitely smoother to the eye.  I also found the cream helped with my dark circles (Bonus).  I am going to keep using this product, but I am very happy with it so far, I normally find it hard to get a cream that fully hydrates my skin so well.

The price for this is very reasonable.  The site also offers free delivery over £25.
Fantastic price and quality for organic and natural products.

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Welcome Home Hero

Title: Welcome Home Hero
Series: Holiday Love Series
Author: Marie Savage
Genre: Romance
Release Date: November 12, 2018
Cover Photography: Chantell Reid Photography
Cover Design: T.E. Black Designs


Welcome to the fairy tale …
Olivia Kennedy was living the life she had always dreamed of. She had a lovely home in California that she shared with her adoring and successful husband and their two-year-old son. She couldn’t be happier, until the night fate intervened and crushed her fairy tale. A widow for over three years now, she is finding it hard to stay in the town where she has no husband, no job, no family, and no future. When an opportunity opens up, she realizes she must let go of fairy tales and face her reality.
Welcome to Clover, Alabama …
Starting over in the town she swore she would never return to, Olivia and her son Mason become Clover’s latest residents. As the new librarian, she hopes she can keep busy to fill the void of losing her husband, while raising her son closer to her supportive family. She is touched by how the town she once detested, now welcomes her into their loving arms and accepts her and Mason as their own. Things are looking up for them, especially when a hero returns home.
Welcome to falling in love …
Olivia can’t deny her attraction to Clover’s hometown hero, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Sullivan. The Air Force pilot is not only handsome, but his sense of excitement and adventure sparks something in her that she had never felt before. She is also touched by the quick bond that has formed between Tom and Mason. Tom has made it clear to her that she is in his target range and nothing would make him happier than having both of them in his life. Olivia, however, is unsure about taking risks. It is her duty to protect her son, as well as guard her own heart. Does she have the courage to love again and allow the hometown hero to show her that her fairy tale is far from over?

 

 

Marie Savage is a self-published author who has a love for family, friendships, patriotic spirit, and hometown pride.
 
Born and raised in the Florida Panhandle, she has always had a love for reading and writing, with the romance genre being her obvious favorite. Her desire to expand her horizons, led her to join the United States Air Force and proudly serve her country for six years.
 
While stationed in Atwater California, she met her true love and together they have shared life’s beautiful joys and tragic losses. After spending over half her life in the Central Valley of California, she has moved back home to the Wiregrass area, where her passion for writing first began.

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Goodreads Monday’s

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren Page Turners. To participate, choose a random book from your TBR and show it off! Don’t forget to link back here and feel free to add your link to the comments section.

All my life I’d been running, and I was the worst kind of runner. The kind that pretended they were stronger than others, the kind that looked down on people just to make their own life more bearable. It wasn’t necessarily that I was a bad person, far from it. I knew I needed to change but couldn’t. Turns out, my pride was a deadly thing…

Eighteen year old Veronica Day has just escaped her own personal hell; Weston Academy for girls, one of New York’s most prestigious boarding schools.

Only, it didn’t come with the relief she’d hoped for.

A year later and she is still grappling with an unexpected and devastating tragedy…

Deciding to travel to Kill Devil Hills with her grandmother for their annual summer vacation, Veronica meets a man that turns her world upside down.

Too old for her and ruggedly handsome, she is wary of the mysterious Devlin Monroe.

His pursuit is more like obsession than a normal courtship.

Too “tall dark and handsome”…and too interested.
Too good to be true?

Can she find a way to move on with her life, or will the answers she so desperately needs destroy what little she has left?

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Weekly Roundup 10/11/18

Best week, for reading, scheduling posts and overall a good week.  I posted a mixture of books, review and mum life. Lets check out what happened….

Archangels ProphecyPosts

Goodreads Mondays

Archangel’s Prophecy Has Arrived.

Archangel’s Prophecy Review.

Review of the Mothercare Orb Pram

Baby Christmas gifts ages 0-6 Months under £20

Favourite Music:

Haha reliving my past…… probably shouldn’t let my 4 month old hear it but he loves it.  Oops.

Life

Clayne had his check up with his Renal consultant for his kidneys.  Clayne is growing and developing amazingly and the doctor was impressed.  Only concern now is he is developing kidney disease.  The future is unknown with how bad his kidneys could get but at the moment we just need to keep checking.  He is such a strong little boy, and so happy.  Watching him giggle and smile this week just makes me so happy.

 

Finished Book

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Eek I finally received this book last Sunday and read it in a day.  It was amazing.  But now I must get back to trying to read Torment……. Lost enthusiasm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Baby Christmas gifts ages 0-6 Months under £20

Christmas, the most expensive time of the year, now imagine maternity wage and your child’s first Christmas.  Yeah that’s a lot to budget for.   But I have a few gift ideas that won’t break the bank and is all available via Amazon.  There is no need to buy expensive gifts, your baby or your friends baby will not care, as long as they can have fun.
I use Amazon due to being a Prime customer, I am guaranteed my presents ASAP.
Children this age love colour, noise, and to chew anything they can get their hands on.

All the links to the UK Amazon site for each to are under the photos.
Credit for photos go to Amazon.
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Playgro Activity Rattle
This can come as a gift set with two other toys for £14.99 I did that and my son loves them.


Tumama 10 piece set of baby toys  £15.99

Value Makers baby rattle toys £7.98


Wishtime Rattle teether set £19.99

 


TEYTOY 6 piece soft baby books £12.99

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Review of the Mothercare Orb Pram

Trying to add more mum blog posts.  So today I thought I would share my thoughts on our Mothercare Orb pram we bought in December 2017.  Still on sale, currently  £275 down from £450
We have been using this pram for 5 months now and feel we have a good idea on our thoughts for this pram.

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The pram comes in three colours, Berry, Noir and Teal.  Ours is the colour featured above.

The features included are the pram can turn in a 360 circle.  To do this twist the centre of the pram handle and lift it up.  This enable you to have your child facing you or front facing.  This we have loved, and have used a lot, mainly when in eating areas and the pram needs to be at a certain angle.

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This is an all in one pram.  It transfers from a Moses setting right up into a toddler setting (3 settings in total).  Easy to use the buckles to change to each setting.  Fantastic for us as we don’t have much storage and the thought of having 3 separate pram parts drove me crazy.

Here is Clayne loving his pram, with the cosy toes setting in place.  I love the cosy toes, definitely keeps my boy so warm.  The lining is so soft, and the fact it is a head to toe cosy toes is even better.  The toy I bought myself.
to lay my son down in the pram from the sitting position is easy, there is a small handle behind the head rest which if I pull I can guide the whole seat setting backwards.  Stopping me from waking my son by fiddling with buckles etc.
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The break system is easy to use.  One pedal next to the back right wheel, push down once to lock, push down again to release.  As easy as that.  There are two breaks on the front two wheels but I don’t feel the need to use them, unless on a steep hill.

The only thing I have disliked about this pram is the basket underneath.  Due to the pram rotating the mechanism protrudes into the basket therefore preventing a lot of storage space being used.  I wish the basket was bigger and easier to access.

However overall I love this pram.  No fiddly settings, takes up little room and folds up well.   We got the all terrain model which for walks is fantastic because the grip on the wheels is great.

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Archangel’s Prophecy Review.

 My Review

Goodreads – Archangel’s Prophecy
Genre: Fantasy, paranormal, Romance.
Pages: 372
Published: October 30th

Eeek!! the time has come to review this AMAZING book.  I read it in a day, and oh my god.  That’s all I can say.
I don’t think I can wait until 2019 for the next one.

The book jumps back into the lives of both Elena and Raphael.
Elena is Raphael’s consort, but trained hunter who still works with the Guild, alongside her best friend Sara.

Elena is one kick ass Heroine in all the books she features in, hence Raphael’s attraction to her from the beginning.
Raphael is a powerful Archangel in charge of New York City, he begins to grow with more angel fire within becoming stronger and stronger in each book, ready to fight in the Cascade.
The love between these two is undeniably strong, since she is the first angel in thousands of years turned from mortal to immortal by the kiss of ambrosia Raphael  produced.  Read the first book to see their love begin.   Elena makes Raphael that little bit more mortal at heart.

In the beginning Elena’s vampire brother in law is attacked, left close to death, which also threatens her sister and niece.  The story follows Elena tracking down the culprit and uncovering dark truths, as well as battling her own fears of weakening.

Elena begins to hear an ancient voice in her head, over and over again telling her of a prophecy.  A part of the Prophecy is an immortal must die…..
“You must for the other to live”.  But of course Elena is not having any of that, she makes her future with Raphael, the Cascade will not control them.
Owls begin to appear to only her, lint starts to grow from her skin, the legion state the pain she is feeling will not kill her but be part of her “Becoming”.

Her wings become weaker, she loses weight at an incredible rate, and her rate of healing becomes like that of a mortal.  The healers are baffled and so is Raphael.  Raphael is furious and worried, for him there is no world without Elena if she dies, he would give into the darkness and fall within himself if anything happened to her.
He just makes me swoon every time he tells her “Elena mine”, or “Hunter – mine”.

But the real heart wrenching part of this book is 3/4 of the way through.  Probably the first time in a long time I have cried in a book.  This is when the book really changes and the fate of these two becomes unsure.

Since reading reviews from others who received an ARC, the ending has been a widely debated topic.  Everyone was going on about a cliffhanger.  There has been mixed reviews, people refusing to read the series after the ending..  I did not find the ending a cliffhanger, but more of a genius way of Nalini Singh keeping her readers hooked for the next instalment.  I for one am so upset, confused, intrigued to see where book number 12 takes us.  Will the fight of the Cascade begin.  What happens with these two.
Once again Nalini has not disappointed.

If you have read Archangel’s Prophecy then check out the Facebook page, just for this book, but there are spoilers!
Official Archangel’s Prophecy Discussion Group
There is also a general page for Nalini Singh fans: Fans of Nalini Singh.
And the Guild Hunter series.

5 Stars for this book


Book Blurb

Midnight and dawn, Elena’s wings are unique among angelkind…and now they’re failing. The first mortal to be turned into an immortal in angelic memory, she’s regressing. Becoming more and more human. Easier to hurt. Easier to kill.

Elena and Raphael must unearth the reason for the regression before it’s too late and Elena falls out of the sky. Yet even as they fight a furious battle for Elena’s very survival, violent forces are gathering in New York and across the world.

In China, the Archangel Favashi is showing the first signs of madness. In New York, a mysterious sinkhole filled with lava swallows a man whole. In Africa, torrential monsoon rains flood rolling deserts. And in Elena’s mind whispers a haunting voice that isn’t her own.

This time, survival may not be possible…not even for the consort of an archangel.


About the Author

I’ve been writing as long as I can remember and all of my stories always held a thread of romance (even when I was writing about a prince who could shoot lasers out of his

eyes). I love creating unique characters, love giving them happy endings and I even love the voices in my head. There’s no other job I would rather be doing. In September 2002, when I got the call that Silhouette Desire wanted to buy my first book, Desert Warrior, it was a dream come true. I hope to continue living the dream until I keel over of old age on my keyboard.

I was born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand. I also spent three years living and working in Japan, during which time I took the chance to travel around Asia. I’m back in New Zealand now, but I’m always plotting new trips. If you’d like to see some of my travel snapshots, have a look at the Travel Diary page (updated every month).

So far, I’ve worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, a bank temp and an English teacher and not necessarily in that order. Some might call that inconsistency but I call it grist for the writer’s mill.