Why you should relax – do it!

I have recently been suffering with a very painful back, shoulders and neck due to the chair at work not giving me the support I need. However, I decided to visit my local beautician for an Indian Head Massage. I have had one of these before and I felt so much better afterwards, my head was clear, the knots in my back had gone and my mood lifted. With the impressive results last time I thought that it might help me this time and my word it really did.

What is an Indian Head Massage?

Well I can’t give you an actual definition because I don’t know the meaning. Jasmine, my beautician from Beauty at Pelo, Swadlincote only charges a bargain price of £25 for one hour and fifteen minutes of absolute heaven. Your shoulders, back and neck are lightly covered in an oil to soften the skin. There is a lot of thumb and arm work involved during the massage. Today I could feel the knots crunching and I had so many of them – no wonder I was in pain. You should have seen the smile on my face as they were being demolished! Plus, I had relaxation music on in the background so I got to completely switch off from the world, it was wonderful.

The session then moves onto your head and face. AHH I love my hair being played with, love it love it love it. This is another reason I choose to have an Indian Head Massage because your whole scalp is massaged and then she moves onto circular techniques on your face (if you suffer with migraines, give this a go).

I never want it to end, I honestly cannot say how better I feel, I have a clear mind, my back, neck and shoulders are no longer in pain and I’m in a great mood! If you have a beautician please consider this if the option is available. I just want to say a big thank you to Jasmine for being such a lovely lady, she’s really helped me today.


How to fall asleep without taking tablets

Are you tired and tired of taking pills to help you sleep? Well I have been struggling to sleep for a while now, I’m tired during the day but then when I get into bed I feel like I could stay awake for another hour or two. It starts to take its toll on you, bags are getting darker under my eyes, mood swings and finally, my energy is completely sucked from my body. Yep, if you’ve ticked all of those boxes like me then I may have something that could help you – read on.


So since joining Avon I have been able to experiment with various products that they sell. I came across the ‘Pillow Sleep Mist’ with the free Avon products I received and now I can’t be without it!

How does it work?

Well I spray it 3-4 times on either side of my pillow and the lavender scent instantly relaxes your mind. For me I have been able to fall asleep within 15-20 minutes of using this rather than an hour later. It has 5 star ratings on the Avon website and I am yet to review it because I have slept all the way through the night. I wake up feeling refreshed and so pleased that I wasn’t disturbed.

If you would like to purchase this, please visit: http://www.avon.uk.com/store/SJSMITH-Shop and type in ‘sleep mist’ in the search bar.

Candy Creation Product Review

I came across Candy Creation and its owner Anna through Facebook. We ended up discussing her products and she sent me some of the loveliest little knickknacks. Opening parcels is one of my favourite things in life, exciting I know, however receiving this parcel from Anna was fantastic as she wrote messages on the front of the envelope. Just to let you know that she said I was lush!! For me, that makes the seller just that little extra caring.

I decided to choose the donut earrings because when I’m out and about, I love a good donut. What I like about these earrings the most are the bright colours and they actually look like real mini donuts. I think the toppings (candy bits) look really effective and make them stand out from your bog standard earrings. With the pale colours, they will go with absolute everything especially if you are just wearing a black outfit. For an even more realistic look, the icing isn’t equal which is why these are my favourite product from Candy Creation.



Keyrings. My worst nightmare because I collect them and I think they are so darn cute. Again it is a donut and its a chocolate one – perfection. The keyring itself is not too big so it will not get in the way or be too heavy for your keys. Its design features a chocolate donut and a cola bottle making it very appealing for those with a sweet tooth as the items look tasty! They are really well made and do not contain any sharp edges.



Now for me personally, I am not one for wearing rings because I find them uncomfortable and think my hands look ridiculous with them on. This little cookie makes people stare but in a good way. It looks very real once it’s on and I like the chocolate chip bits, it makes me want to eat the ring. The ring itself is a perfect fit and is not heavy to wear. With its silver band, it goes perfectly well with the cookie and can make any outfit look yummy!



I would like to say that these products from Candy Creation have given me a great experience and I look forward to ordering in the future. If you are looking for something a little different and like to stand out from the crowd then buy one of these wonderful little products. Anna is available through her Facebook page to discuss orders, enquiries and custom requests. Also, I would like to add that Anna’s postage skills are brilliant and you will receive an extremely quick delivery.

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I was given these products by Anna to review them in a non-biased way.

Personalised frames – Framing Beads

I first came across Framing Beads in 2014 through Facebook and ever since we have become really good friends. This business is the only place I order personalised frames from due to the quality of work and the questions I am asked to make sure the order is right.

Every piece made by Framing Beads is unique in its own little way. The designs are not copied from other crafters but are thought out and designed so you receive the perfect frame. You are talked through the design and crafting process and shown pictures before the frame and its accessories are glued down.

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Petite Treasures Collection

This is one of my favourite frames that I have ordered for myself because it really makes my graduation photo stand out due to the colour contrast. I asked Framing Beads if it was possible to create a graduation frame for me and I had no ideas in my head for the frame. Below is the outcome and I am very impressed. It is a simple design but it says everything it needs to say, I graduated, the date it happened and the celebration of the day by using bunting across the top.

Celebrate Collection

If you are looking for a personalised frame for any occasion and want quality, a quick turn over and a surprise for a friend then Framing Beads is your company. I have ordered at least 10 frames over time for friends and myself. Members of my family, a few friends have also used Framing Beads and have been extremely pleased with the end product, as have I.

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