A Pamper Gift Guide Part II

Happy Saturday and welcome to Part II of my pamper gift guide series and today’s brand feature is Origins.

If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen that I am an Origins Ambassador which is only something I recently started doing. This post is in no way an affiliated post and links are therefore not affiliated either, I’ve just decided to share some of their fantastic gift sets in a handy post.

The Black Friday Set

This is by far my standout set from the brand and so much so that I’ve asked for it as a gift this year for Christmas. This set contains 3 full size products meaning the value is £105 and costs you and amazing £42. An Absolute must have for the Origins fan in your life.

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A Pamper Gift Guide (mini-series)

After having a baby a mere 11 weeks ago, I decided I would do a mini-series gift guide this year and work it around something close to my heart; pampering. It will feature a selection of my favourite gifts from different brands and new posts will be going live every 3-4 days. First up on the brand list is L’Occitane and some excellent Christmas presents for her.

Cherry Blossom Festive Bauble

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Revisiting an old hobby

Earlier in the year, I plucked up the courage to learn how Matched Betting worked and try to learn a little extra money.

I’d read lots of blog posts from those who did it alongside their full-time employment and were able to earn a fair amount from just doing a few bets a week. Once I was comfortable, I spent a little bit of time each night trying to do some bets to build up my pot of money and managed to do alright from it.

Why Did I stop?

The reason I stopped was because we found out I was pregnant and the first trimester wiped me out in terms of tiredness. I found myself sleeping a lot more and earlier nights became an essential. At the time I couldn’t focus on both growing a baby and trying to build an income up so the latter was dropped.

Why am I starting it up again?

I will be commencing maternity leave in just under 7 weeks time and the prospect of having a year off with our baby seems like a dream when maternity pay doesn’t stretch that far. I found MatchedBets.com when I was doing some research about matched betting again and after a browse around the site, it seemed easy to use and I was comfortable at the prospect of betting again.

How’s it going so far?

I’ve only been doing it a couple of weeks now but already have made a small profit. Unfortunately I’ve not given it my full attention of late with pregnancy taking priority and my health taking a little knock but I am prepared to give it at least 1-2 hours per week going forward. This will hopefully build me up a small extra pot of money with the aim of building up at least £20 per week profit to be used for Christmas spending.

Important things to remember

Matched Betting is relatively straight forward as long as you read instructions carefully and make sure you understand it before putting your money down. It’s worth watching tutorials or reading the forum before giving it a go.

One thing that is really useful about the Matchedbets.com site is they break the offer down to how much money you need to realistically place the bet and the minimum odds required. Meaning you know how much to build your pot up to before trying to take on bigger offers.

My plan will be to provide you with a monthly update as we build up to Christmas; a plan I will hopefully will be able to keep up with when I have a newborn!

If you want to ask any questions about matched betting or are thinking about giving it a go then feel free to drop me a comment or an email if you like.

Laura x

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