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Glovax Pro Gloves

Glovax Pro Gloves

Everyone owns at least one pair of gloves. We’ve all got several pairs in the hall closet. A thick pair, a thin pair, a waterproof pair, a gardening pair, a protective pair and so on. Glovax contacted me recently and asked if I…

Bormio Vaude Jacket with Polartec Alpha Insulation

Bormio Vaude Jacket with Polartec Alpha Insulation

The Vaude Men’s Bormio Jacket with Polartec Alpha Insulation is a thermal jacket for ski touring or spending long hours outdoors in winter weather.  I have skied in my distant past and all the jackets I have used had two things in common…

Bogs Waterproof Boots

Bogs Waterproof Boots

I don’t love shoes. I don’t own a wardrobe of shoes and I hate shopping for shoes. I have a small number of durable pairs carefully selected because I think of shoes as an often neglected vital aspect of life. Take…

Hotter Everdon Sandals Review

Hotter Everdon Sandals Review

I’ve reviewed a number of products over the years but I’d never have expected that I’d review a pair of sandals. I received the Hotter Everdon’s as a present at the beginning of the summer and a…

Green People Children’s Sun Lotion SPF 30

Green People Children’s Sun Lotion SPF 30

Sunscreen is not a luxury item, but a necessity, especially for children with sensitive skin getting ready for summer holidays in the sun. Green People manufacturers a mineral based, organic lotion that is fragrance free and easy to apply. It comes in a 150ml tube…

Hush Puppies Mara, Girls’ Mary Jane School Shoes Review

Hush Puppies Mara, Girls’ Mary Jane School Shoes Review

School shoes have to be comfortable, tough, durable and make both parents and children happy. Little feet deserve decent support. Hush Puppies Mara school shoes are made from leather and comes with three sets of sole inserts that can be changed to make them fit…

Seasalt Organic T-shirt

Seasalt Organic T-shirt

I first stepped into a Seasalt shop last year in Cornwall and with sand still on my feet, bought a T-shirt and four limited edition charity Jute Bags in the spur of the moment. I was impressed by the quality of their design and…

Jasmine Silk Sleep Eye Mask

Jasmine Silk Sleep Eye Mask

Sleep is a precious commodity and a dark environment that stimulates the production of melatonin can be hard to come by. Melatonin production is vital to health. It lowers blood pressure, glucose levels, and body temperature during the night and helps keep our circadian rhythm…

Burt’s Bees Lip Balm

Burt’s Bees Lip Balm

Burt’s Bees is a well-known brand made famous by their iconic beeswax lip balm. Natural has become a vague, much overused marketing term, but when Burt’s Bees say that their products are 99% or a 100% natural, they mean it…

Caffeine molecule T-shirt

Caffeine molecule T-shirt

Novelty T-shirts have a long standing tradition, but it’s difficult to find a novelty T-shirt that is new and unusual. The Caffeine molecule design, worn by Leonard in The Big Bang Theory is a classic in fan circles, but not commonly…

Boody Organic Bamboo underwear review

Boody Organic Bamboo underwear review

Underwear is of those items where I do not skimp on quality. Boody’s Organic Bamboo underwear caught my eye with its sustainably sourced organic bamboo fabric that has been turned into comfortable, durable looking every day underwear with no fuss or frills. I…

Fast Miles Elastic shoe laces review

Fast Miles Elastic shoe laces review

Shoelaces are something that we very rarely think about. Depending on what you are wearing on your feet they are something you probably interact with for a few seconds at most a few times a day. I’ve gotten into the very bad habit…

Green People’s Organic Toothpaste Range

Green People’s Organic Toothpaste Range

Green People is an award winning, well-known UK-based organic, ethical brand that was founded in 1997 by a mom whose daughter had eczema and multiple skin allergies who couldn’t find helpful skin care products on the market. Green People now have…

GREEPER Shoe Laces Review

GREEPER Shoe Laces Review

It is the little things that often make a surprisingly big difference. Greeper shoelaces is one of those little things. The laces are similar to normal laces, but have four small stoppers and a central tying mechanism that makes it easy to wear shoes with…

Tangle Teezer Detangling Hairbrush

Tangle Teezer Detangling Hairbrush

The Tangle Teezer is a very popular de-tangling hairbrush that promises no pulling, tucking or yanking. It is not the type of product I would usually buy, but as my daughter’s hair has grown longer and it came highly recommended from a…