Sorting my dry skin problems

For the last year I’ve suffered with typical combination skin; oily in some patches and really dry in others.

This makes finding the right skincare a “mare” and has meant lots of trials with lots of different products. Now it’s getting closer to the wedding, I’ve been trying to get my skin in prime condition so that my makeup artist doesn’t have her own “mare” trying to cover my problematic skin.

I decided to try out Katherine Daniels Concentrate for Dry Skin to see if it would sort out my dry patches and help soothe the rest of my skin as well.

I tend to get a really dry hairline and dry patches around my nose so these have been the target zone for treatment.

This product combines nourishment and anti-ageing properties to protect and defend the skin against ageing. It aims to plump and protect to give that ‘new skin’ feeling and as soon as this arrived in the post, I put it straight to the test for 30 days.

Directions of use included using it twice a day and applying 2 pumps of the concentrate to your face and neck.

I love the smell of the concentrate which made it even more appealing when applying to the skin. After a couple of weeks of usage, I definitely saw a marked improvement in my dry skin patches. The only issue I did encounter was that the cream didn’t really suit the rest of my oily skin so I started applying it to the dry areas only. Once I decided to do this I saw better results again which was exactly what I was hoping for.

I love that the Katherine Daniels range offers multi step processes to help you combat any skin issues or worries that you may have. I would definitely look to try out more of their range in future as the results I saw, definitely gave me hope I can fight my skin woes in the future.

Laura x

(This item was sent to me in exchange for an open and honest review, all content and photos are my own as usual)

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A new level of comfort

Earlier this year I discovered the world of half + half mattresses. That’s right you heard me correct.

A half + half mattress is essentially where one half is on style of firmness and the other half, a completely different style. I knew these existed but initially thought they would be extremely expensive before discovering Tweak Mattress.

Since buying my first home, I’ve discovered just how important it is to have a good mattress and when the opportunity to review a mattress from Tweak fell into my lap, I wholeheartedly jumped at the chance.

Here’s a quote directly from the website:

“Your journey to a
better night’s sleep”

“We are all individual in our sleep habits but often we compromise on our comfort needs to satisfy our partner. What if you could each find your perfect level of comfort? We set out to design and manufacture the ultimate mattress with a half-and-half comfort layer. The result is Tweak. A bespoke, tailor-made mattress redesigned for couples.”

All Tweak mattresses are made in the UK with a 10-year warranty and are made up of 1800 individual pocket springs.

Once well aware of the facts, I placed my order and selected a mattress with half firm and half soft cushioning. I also got given a medium firm insert to swap in if I decided the firmness wasn’t quite right on one side.

My opinion after having using this mattress for a couple of months now is how comfortable the mattress is on both sides. I haven’t been disappointed in comfort or the fact that I don’t seem to overheat when sleeping on it. A problem I have had on other mattresses and is a genuine issue for people.

The mattresses range from a double to a super king and cost wise they start at £840 and go all the way up to £990. Tweak offer 0% finance on their mattresses with free delivery which is another unique selling point for a web based shop. The fact that they let you try the mattress out for 100 nights before making your mind up fully, is also a great win as it gives you time to make up your mind fully.

I’m really impressed with this company and their product and would definitely recommend them to friends or family in fact I already have.

If you’re on the lookout for a new mattress with a little something different then have a look on their site and see if it takes your fancy.

Laura x 

*This mattress was sent to me in exchange for an open and honest review, all content and photos are my own as always*

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Finding the Perfect Wedding Venue

Nearly 1 year ago, Bob & I got engaged.

We knew we didn’t want a particularly long engagement and set a rough timescale to be married in the next 12-18months.

Then came the difficult part: deciding on a venue and one that wasn’t going to break the budget at that.

The first thing I would definitely do when looking at venues is have a budget in mind. It’s really easy to get caught up in the awe of venue hunting and not keeping the price at the forefront of your mind. We have paid for the wedding ourselves so we knew budget was important as well as it being the right location.

I ventured to a few venues myself to check them out but always brought Bob with me for a second look around. As much as he wasn’t bothered by wedding planning much at the early stages, Bob’s opinion mattered and it made me realise that the early venues weren’t the right ones.

We actually found our venue when Bob was golfing one day with his friend. He mentioned he was planning his wedding at the reception desk and the told him to have a look round and see what he thought. Needless to say he fell in love and immediately told me I would love it too. A few days later I took my mum to see the venue and we both admittedly fell in love.

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Fast forward 12 months and we have the venue booked and the church down the road planned for our ceremony. It’s all fallen into place but not without some back and forth between the church – venue. There are some incredible venues out there depending on what you are looking for and definitely something for everyone. I stumbled upon One Events when looking for unique wedding venues and forgetting to narrow my search to Yorkshire rather than nationwide. They offer some truly beautiful venues for weddings and could definitely make your day even more special.

If you’re in the middle of looking for the venue then good luck finding your dream wedding destination.

Laura x

*This has been a collaborative post, all content is my own as usual*

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