-If a product is marked with an * then it was a PR sample. This post contains no sponsored content-

If you've been following my blog or socials for a while then you'll probably know by now that I'm a big skincare lover. Dermalogica are definitely one of my go-to skincare brands because there's just no messing about with them, you get exactly what they say they're offering. Some of my favourite skincare products are from Dermalogica such as the Redness Relief Essence, Daily Microfoliant*, The AGE Bright Clearing Serum and the ClearStart FlashFoliant Brightening Foam. They've recently added two new products to their ClearStart range which was created for teen and young adult skin types that have breakouts, blackheads and shine. The new products which have recently launched are the Cooling Aqua Jelly Moisturizer RRP £22* and the Micro-Pore Mist RRP £19* and I've been testing them out for a little while now and I thought it was about time I shared my thoughts.

-This post is a paid collaboration with Deliciously Guilt Free-

Because I'm currently trying to follow a particular diet for my new (suspected) health diagnosis which I'll probably talk more about soon in a life update blog post or something, I'm having to be really careful in terms of what I'm eating and drinking and I'm not going to lie it's been quite hard so far. One of the main things that you should try to avoid whilst following the diet is sugar as it can be an irritant, however, I'll be honest I can't just cut out sugar completely so I'm trying to significantly cut back on it instead which I feel works best for me. So when I got the opportunity to try out Deliciously Guilt Free's handmade cakes, I jumped at the chance because their cakes are keto-friendly, low in carbs and low in sugar. 

-In collaboration with Hotels.com, but all views are my own-

Ever since COVID came into all of our life's, life has been anything but normal. But with the vaccination programme being rolled out, the daily data looking promising and the restrictions slowly lifting, normal life seems to be gradually returning. If everything carries on looking promising on the daily data front then hopefully from the 17th of May hotels and B&B's will be allowed to reopen (in England) and travelling abroad for a holiday will also be allowed. (Please note: that is the date that is currently pencilled in but not confirmed). 

However, if you're still unsure about travelling abroad this year because of COVID and worried about the potential added fees of having to book and take tests pre-departure and on your return and potentially having to quarantine on your return as well depending on where you travel abroad then a UK staycation might be a better choice for you this year. There are plenty of lovely locations to choose from in the UK including places such as Cornwall, Wales, Yorkshire, Scotland, Derbyshire and more. I thought I'd share with you three places that are on my UK staycation list for later this year and why I've chosen them.

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Typology have recently launched their body and face scrub range and they asked if I would be interested in trying them out. I love using scrubs when you can feel the 'scrub' if you get what I mean so I obviously yes, please! The range consists of the Toning Body Scrub with Green Coffee Macerated Oil RRP £21.80, Nourishing Body Scrub with Sweet Almond Oil RRP £19.60, Radiance Face Scrub with Rosehip Oil RRP £20.40 and Regenerating Face Scrub with Olive Squalane RRP £20.40.

I was sent the Nourishing Body Scrub with Sweet Almond Oil* and the Regenerating Face Scrub with Olive Squalane* to give a whirl and here is my review...

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If you’re reading this, then you may have started a small business or a project, and you’re looking to get the word out there. One effective means of spreading the word is in the use of branded products. With the help of a company that makes event merchandise, here are some pointers for when it comes to using promotional materials to market your business.