Sleepyhead Deluxe+ Pod Review

After what feels like a lifetime, I’m finally catching up on blogging and reviewing some of the wonderful products we purchased for Freya. To kick things off, I’m reviewing the Sleepyhead Deluxe+ Pod.

Initially we didn’t buy into the hype of the Sleepyhead and chose not to purchase one before she was born. Thankfully when Freya arrived into the world 2 weeks early, she settled extremely quickly into her Bassinet. Fast forward 4 weeks later, we were struggling with where to put her for daytime naps and decided to purchase one so she could lie downstairs with us and nap during the day.

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What I’ve been buying lately?

You may have seen a couple of months ago, I vowed to stop spending unnecessary money on products/makeup etc. Needless to say I failed! Not completely can I just point out, I just treated myself in the last week to some new bits as I feel proud of myself over the last 2 months not spending a great deal in general. The few bits and pieces I have picked up are all beauty based and a couple are to replace some of the empties I have just used up.


The first thing I picked up was a pack of make-up wipes from Wilkinsons costing a bargain 50p. I tend to use these when I really want to just wipe my face and then will normally cleanse and tone properly. I know it’s a very lazy method but they are so handy and since these only cost 50p, I can’t complain at this spend.

Next up during my trip to Wilkinsons, I picked up the Garnier Simply Essentials 2 in 1 makeup remover. I thought I would try out a different product from my normal Micellar water. So far I have used this a couple of times and absolutely love the stuff. You only need a small amount on a cotton pad and similarly to micellar water, the makeup just slides off onto the pad. I would definitely recommend this product and at another bargain price of £2, its fab.

My next 3 purchases come from the Body Shop. I attended a blogger event at the store in Coppergate York last week (post to follow) and treated myself to some of their products, which I am ashamed to say I had never tried before!!! I spoke to the lovely store assistant who found out about my skin and the issues I sometimes have and she recommended the Aloe Range. I had a skim over the ingredients and noticed they don’t contain alcohol so this ticked a massive box for me. I chose to purchase the Aloe Gentle Facial Wash and the Aloe Calming Toner from this range and will be doing a full review on these products after I test them out thoroughly. Both products retail for £9.50 each but I love them so far so I would recommend them to anyone with sensitive skin.

Lastly from the Body Shop I chose the Honey & Oat 3 in 1 scrub mask. This smelt amazing and cost £11.00 but compared to a lot of masks on the market, this one is a winner. It left my skin feeling amazing and gave it a bit more of a glow.

I haven’t spent loads lately so I think buying these 5 items was justifiable as a treat. I’m hoping down to London at the weekend for a night so no doubt I will be looking in all the shops if I get the time but I will try not to go too crazy.

I hope you liked this little post on a Monday and thanks for reading.

Laura x

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What Have I been buying lately?

Lately I have been treating myself to the occasional gift. I have deserved the odd treat lately with lots of things going on in my life, the stress levels have been high and gifts have been required. Firstly I purchased the Game of Thrones box set 1-3 in anticipation for the new series coming out. I have been re-watching the episodes to remind myself of how awesome the programme is and how much I love it. I bought it in a furious Ebay bidding war that resulted in a win for me at a fab price – Result!

I then purchased two tubes of face masks from Quick Fix Facials. I bought the Anti-Blemish Mud mask and the Purifying Charcoal Mask. I have been using them both lately and will be posting the results in a separate post coming in the next couple of weeks. I bought them on offer in Boots and love them so much so I will definitely be buying them again in the future.

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Lastly i treated myself to an electric toothbrush from Asda while it was on offer. As you can see it is still in its box a month later! (disappointed in myself to say the least) I have yet to use it but I really wanted a new toothbrush that would last a bit better as I like to keep my teeth in good condition. I promise I will open the box and use this shiny new thing in the next week or so once I’ve sorted my life out.


I haven’t been spending too much money but as you can see, i bought things whilst on offer or on eBay. I’m a bit of a bargain hunter and hate parting with money so always look for a discount or voucher. I am going to be trying to save as much as possible going forward towards a holiday and will be sharing more with you about that in May.

I hope you liked this little segment and let me know what you’ve been buying lately in the comments section below!


Laura x

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