Monday, 27 November 2017

BenQ e-reading desk lamp

I was sent this item to review, all opinions are my own.

I absolutely love how minimalist this BenQ e-reading desk lamp makes my desk look.  I love it's sleek design. It has a sturdy, heavy base which means there is no danger of this lamp tipping over at all. It's long curved light means that it spreads light further than other lights and lights up my whole computer screen and desk.


Another fantastic feature is that to turn it on, you simply touch the metal ring. Touch the metal ring for 2 seconds and it enters a e-reading mode that reduces glare from your desktop/laptop etc's screen. There's also a dial on top of the lamp that allows you to manually adjust the brightness of the lamp. As a family we have not only used this for computer based work but it's allowed our children to sit and do homework in the evenings with a much better lighting.


The head of the lamp is adjustable, as well as the arm attached to the base being able to rotate. This means wherever you need the light, you've got it. The lamp is available in blue, green, gold, or red, as well as the silver coloured lamp which is the one I received.

I have a 10% discount (valid until 31st March 2018) for my readers to use at the BenQ Webstore using the voucher code: BENQ10EF

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Kawaii Box November box review

I was sent this item to review, all opinions are my own


One of my favourite things about Kawaii Box is the total surprise of what is going to be inside each month. One thing you can guarantee on is that it will all be totally cute cute cute! I was loving everything inside the box I received this month, although I am sure I will always love everything that comes in these subscription boxes.


I let out a loud excited "yay!" when I opened the box to see this one inside. What a cutie pie! This is a Techi Techi Gomarachi seal plush and it's probably the cutest cuddly thing ever.


This soft Kanahei soft string bag is adorable. I've been using mine to store my ipad mini in as it's the perfect size.


So many pretty twinkle jewels. You can use these for crafts, or decorating things like your phone. I'm probably going to use these as face and hair gems when I'm having days where I want to feel super cute!


This little Let's Go mini notebook comes with a little mini pen and is perfect for jotting down notes and doodles and keeping in your bag.


In this months box I also got this fun rain boot pen, these food hair clips that Evie my daughter has already asked if she can wear, and a bag of Kasugai chibi vege ramune candies. I also had a Gudetama sticker set but my son Dylan had already run off with those before I had a chance to photo!

If you would like to win yourself your very own Kawaii Box, please enter the competition below!

Rose Gold Autumn Kawaii Box Giveaway

Rachel
xx 

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Knee support brace review

 I was sent this item to review.

This is the knee support brace from Calibre Support. It's easy to wear as it fastens with velcro, which also means it's fully adjustable. You can make it tighter if needs be or loosen it easily. It's made of soft neoprene material which makes it really comfortable, and it's also easy to just fold up and pop in your bag.

As I've mentioned on here before, I have Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (now known as Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder). This means I get daily joint pain, and frequent dislocations and unstable joints among other things. I often use different supports for helping things stay in place or to ease pain.

This particular support has been great for days when I'm needing a little extra stability in my knees, and for applying some pressure to the area to ease pain.  However if my joints were very unstable I would probably use something with a little more strength behind it due to have severe my condition can be.
I really like how lightweight this is and again it's very comfortable, and easy to wear over or under clothing. It's also not restrictive and I am able to fully bend my knee whilst wearing it thanks to the open patella section, although still getting that added support.

Rachel
xx

Monday, 13 November 2017

Gift guide for movie, TV & gaming fans

*This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

It's almost that time of the year again, are you all as excited as I am?! Have you started Christmas shopping yet? Or perhaps even nearly finished. Or are you more of a "wait until December" shopper? Well whatever your Christmas shopping style, here is a gift guide that I hope will help you find some great things for your loved ones. All of these fantastic products can be found at EMP.



House Targaryen Pillow - £19.99

Know a Game of Thrones fan? This Targaryen pillow is absolutely awesome! The front features the crest of House Targaryen, and the print on the back has crests of the other houses.





















Swimming mermaid watch - £32.99

The Little Mermaid has been a favourite film of mine since I was little, so I am so excited to see this beautiful watch. The stunning front of the watch shows swimming mermaid detail, and opens up to reveal the watch face with Ariel. This has such pretty detail to it. I am making a note of this one for my own Christmas list!



 Rick and Morty shot glasses - £12.99

This set contains four shot glasses with designs of characters from the hit comedy series. Fun for those Christmas parties, or even as collectible items if you don't drink alcohol.

Playstation classic gift set - £19.99

This is a great Christmas gift set for anyone that is a Playstation fan. It includes a classic style mug, large glass, and coasters.


Stranger Things action figures set 2 - £24.99

Who else is a massive fan of Stranger Things? It's one of the best series I've ever watched. I'm kind of sad that I've already finished watching the latest series! I'm going to have to go back and re watch the first season I think. This set has vinyl action figures of Will, Dustin, and a scary looking Demogorgon.


So, if you're a big fan of music, television, gaming, and films, check out EMP for some truly cool gift ideas this Christmas!


Rachel
xx

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Possibly the best face mask



I was really lucky to be sent this rose and argan moisture mask from the lovely people at Amie. Amie are a skincare brand that create products that not only work really well, but are natural and kind to your skin. I've used some of their other items before and loved them and gone on to repurchase when I've run out. So I was very excited to test this one out!

My first impressions were how gorgeous the packaging looks. I love the gold! It's a mixture of luxury and simplistic. I was also very happy to see it clearly labelled as suitable for vegans. It's always nice when things are clearly labelled so you don't have to work out ingredients lists.

The super-renewing moisture mask doesn't have a strong scent, in fact I couldn't smell anything. This is such a positive point for me as I'm not the biggest fan of putting something on my face that is heavily perfumed. To use you simply apply a thin layer on your face, and wash off with water after ten minutes or so. I left mine on longer than that as I settled down to watch a bit of tv. When I rinsed it off it was immediately noticeable just how soft my face felt compared to before using this. It really did feel baby soft! The best thing is that that super soft feeling lasted for days so it wasn't a case where you apply something and next day your skins back to normal. I'm totally in love with this mask and will certainly carry on using it!

Rachel
xx

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Films I have watched in October

Photo by Alex Munsell
I love watching films. I have a chronic illness that makes it quite difficult to sleep (as well as being heavily pregnant) so I watch a lot of films and tv shows to fill the time and distract from pain. Here's my list of films I've watched during the month of October!

  • Pirates of the Caribbean - Salazar's Revenge
  • Willow
  • The Princess Bride
  • The Gruffalo's Child
  • Elf
  • The Stepford Wives
  • A Child's Christmas in Wales
  • The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Christmas Eve
  • Gremlins
  • Poseidon
  • 2012
  • Warcraft
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • The Gruffalo
  • Chicken Run
  • Arthur Christmas
There are a few more days left of October but I'm currently watching lots of tv series so I don't plan on watching any more films this month.

Do you love watching films too? What have you been watching lately?
Rachel
xx