Monday, 19 September 2016

How to increase your storage space for your business*

I would never normally be interested in anything remotely to do with manual work, or to do with fixings and fittings etc, but after my office burned down I did think I want to take a little interest in things other than shades of lipsticks or blushes which I love incidentally, anyway getting back to the subject at hand and what has this to do with anything,  After my place of work caught fire the building had to be refitted and at the time the company where looking at possible alternative places to rent for storage solutions, however now I realise relocation doesn't always have to be the answer and you can actually increase storage space in your current space.
Here are some ways you can do this:)

Warehouse Storage Solutions Limited are a firm with over 20 years of experience in finding storage solutions for your premises.  They use the most up to date CAD technology to ensure exact drawings and designs so there are no nasty surprises and your space is filled correctly and to the highest standards,  Storage solutions can be filled in so many ways such as

Standard Pallet Racking
Mezzanine Floors
Narrow Aisle Pallette Racking
Cantilever Racking
Drive in Pallet Racking
Push Back Pallet Racking
Tiered Storage Structures
Pallet Live Racking
Chemical Storage Racking
Shelving Systems
Repairs and Inspections
Long Span Racking
Rack and Storage Accessories

I had no idea there are so many ways to increase storage in a premises an example of one area is Mezzanine Floors what is this?

Mezzanine Floor is a raised platform within a building that is constructed and is independent of the building structure. They are usually built and supported by steel columns, this can allow a business to effectively create additional floors of space allowing a use for storage, retail or extra office space.  This would save a fortune on having to relocate and find alternative premises.

For each different solution and  to read or contact them to find out if this could help you, you can contact them direct on :)  01423 819057

Or on there website which is

Such a different post but hope you liked it

*this is a collaborative post

Laura x

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Where have I been???

Hello guys hope you are all well, I have really missed writing but needed a bit of time out, I have had some family issues and some really bad issues with my health. I don't make any secret of the fact I have really bad depression I don't find it embarrassing to discuss anymore, I used to but don't now. But as of the last month mine has been so bad for the last month I have barely left the house apart from going to work and I have not even seen my friends,  I did brave the doctors and they upped my medication straight away, to be honest for me this was probably a very good option, although it doesn't work for all.  With depression it's one where people think that if you outside visually look fine and don't smell and brush your hair then your fine, but people don't realise how debilating the illness is.  It really can be an awful thing.  I did go to Scotland early July to visit family and felt quite good for that, I tried to upload my pictures on a post but I can't get my old brain around the new blogger format.
But I came back and haven't felt good at all,  I do hate it when people say to you oh my god what on earth do you have to be miserable about, well yes agreed any onlooker can rightly think that but they cannot see off feel what you as a person feel like inside.
But now as we are heading towards the end of August I do feel a tiny bit better, I have forced myself to get out with my children and I mean literally forcing myself and I do think it's true you have to force yourself as staying in makes me feel worse in the long run, although when your in the middle of it , it really doesn't make a difference to your mood if you are in or out.

But anyway I am really trying to keep everything positive but if you to suffer from this you will know where I'm coming from, there are no age limits no barriers no class that are unaffected it can affect all.

Laura x

Saturday, 16 July 2016

DHC Eye Zone Care Pack*

I was recently sent an eye care by the brand DHC after previously using there skin oil I was quite excited to try them.  Something to help care for your eyes is good in my books.  Also with claims to improve fine lines puffiness and elasticity in one treatment is also right up there.

So the packet arrived as my picture and I cut it open to reveal a little plastic pouch as below.  Neatly packaged are your eye masks.  Now cleansing and toning first is the plan. Then carefully place the masks neatly under your eyes.  Neatly is not something I'm great at and once I put mine on I looked

like I had stepped off the cast of Casualty.  I almost couldn't see at one point and I had placed it so
wrongly by my eye it was pulling my lid down.  Not the masks fault it was all mine.

Now after the week I've had and wake ups at 4am every morning and not being able to get back to sleep my poor eyes looked so puffy and tired and if you feel tired and see that you also look tired it makes you feel much worse, it does me anyway and I'm sure you do to. So give me the eye masks.

Now don't they look funny, but trust me once you get the hang of the correction application shove them on, watch tv for ten minutes and done.  Any excess cream that's left under your eyes rub gently in and take a look.  I did feel that my skin and under eye area felt soothed and more refreshed unlike the dry desert like feeling it had been before.  Would i use them again yes I would. 


*sent for consideration for review 

Monday, 27 June 2016

First impressions Bobbi Brown Brightening Brick

Hey guys I haven't bought makeup for a little while so I decided to get some my firsr purchase was a Brightening Brick from Bobbi Brown in the shade Tawny.  I couldn't decide in the shop to get Tawny or Pink took me ages, probably getting on the girls nerves in the shop and sticking my finger in each square to see the colour pay off.  So eventually I bought Tawny, don't get me wrong I want the pink one to but thought I would use Tawny everyday.

The Brightening Bricks are very similar to the old school shimmer bricks that Bobbi Brown do but I actually prefer the Bricks personally.  I would warn you do not drop these as the product will break and you will be devastated, I did do it to my shimmer bricks and was so gutted, I am very careful with this brick as I don't want that to happen.

The packaging is fine, very minimalist in the traditional white lettering of Bobbi Brown, does get covered in finger prints but that doesn't bother me.  It's made of a plastic material which again is fine doesn't bother me.

And there you go a nice array of lovely colours, I simply swirl my brush in them all and tap off any excess then sweep onto my cheeks.

And this is the finished look, you do get a nice glow from the blush, but I didn't find it too much
Or too glittery and I found that it lasted pretty well on my face considering I do have oily skin.

Laura x

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Alterna caviar moisture shampoo and conditioner

Hey hope your all well, I still have my extensions in and loving them, I did find them initially quite strange as I had gone from short to long hair in about three hours.  I did also find washing them and styling them strange to, but like everything you get used to it.  When I had my extensions fitted the lady have me a pack advising me how to care and look after them, I was pleased to see in the pack they advised using specific shampoos and conditioners and one of the recommendations was the shampoo and conditioner I already owned.  Now this range is by no means the cheapest and you can't get it in your local supermarket but as long as you don't mind that, that's fine.  I will say if you do decide to give them a go, the bottles are not huge but as the product is so rich you don't need much at all.  I normally go over board with products especially shampoo and use way more than I should but with this you really don't need to.

The formulation is rich and creamy and feels lovely to use, hope that doesn't sound strange but I mean it's so creamy you don't have to do much to get lovely clean hair. Not only that it's not filled with horrible nasties to ruin your hair and fill it up with gunk.  I think if your suffering from dry and damaged hair this will be perfect to inject some life in your hair.

If your thinking of having extensions and take the plunge then it's important as looking after your own real hair looking after them, you need to condition them and try to not use too much heat on them.

Laura xx

Monday, 13 June 2016

Mens health week with TENA* Men

Hi guys hope your all well, this week is Mens Health Week which coincides quite nicely with Fathers Day this coming Sunday, so with this in mind and my love of talking about things that some class as taboe and make you (and ok even me pre being forty) blush il talk about some "men things' later on.

So I teamed up with TENA and health week runs from today June 13 - 19th and everyday this week looks at different ways that men can do things to improve there health.  Reports have shown that most men if they have any health concerns they are more likely to deal with it themselves than go to the doctors, and one in five admitted that they last had a check up over two years ago. I liken this to a car, if your car was making noises or playing up would you leave it or just carry on driving it till it burnt out, not likely so the same apples to health, you would or should go and check yourself checked out if something doesn't feel right.
TENA sent me a fab humongous kit which I've pictured bits of below to kick start the week here we go.

Hopefully you can see the box was rammed with great stuff, my particular favourite which made me crack up must be my mind, was the below the belt kit!!!! So who knew you guys could have a kit to stay fresh and clean down below (cough cough)   And a product called the Waterless Shower Groin Cleanser which basically is the equivalent of our dry shampoo for hair.  It appears that a lot of men like to keep themselves  neat and tidy in most departments.

A water bottle was provided with the aim to ensure that fluids water being ideal are drank to keep hydrated, just as important for women also, and men need to endure they are equally as hydrated, to ensure a healthy bladder and a balanced lifestyle.  

I'm actually educating myself but I didn't realise that men to suffer from urine leakage at some point and one in four over 40 have experienced this.  Some men have actually said they would give up the gym for a whole year than admit to this.  This makes me feel sad to read, as I did think it was just women who experienced things like this, but men do to,  TENA have a product called TENA men protective shield which would keep this right in check.   Fancy a sample no questions asked click 

Another thing that is hugely important that I received in the box is deodorant and staying cool and calm, men face stress just like us (ok we cope better) but staying calm is important for stress levels and healthy hearts. So whether in work, at the gym or whatever your doing Deodorant is so important as is choosing the right one, but please always wear it!!!! There is nothing worse than a smart man, or boy or any male with sweat patches so extremely important choose a good tough hard working one.  

Have a good week guys stay healthy and groomed we love you for it.


*pr sent for consideration for review 

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Skin care faves from Liz Earle

Well after seeming to have endured winter for more months than it should be, the sun actually made a huge appearance over the bank holiday which I think is generally unheard of, what a bank holiday without rain. That doesn't happen well it did this year. So sun being out and payday it was a good weekend and I hope you had one to. This weekend I bought some Liz Earle Favourites to keep my skin looking healthy and to help look after it.
I bought the famous cleanse and polish which unless you don't read blogs, magazines or walk around with your eyes taped shut you would have heard of.  I love it because I like a hot cloth cleanse for my skin especially when removing makeup, I like the blend of natural ingredients such as Rosemary, Chamomile, and Eucalyptus, which all have lovely soothing and calming properties.  I like the fact that Cleanse and Polish is good for any age young and old, my daughter who is 14 uses it to, well she actually pinches it from me.  She likes the creamy texture and the clean feeling you get once you have washed your face.
This time I picked up the Instant Boost Skin Tonic to, I haven't had this before but I figured would be nice to use with the cleanse and polish.  Again natural ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Chamomile to soothe and refresh your skin.

I can't wait to start using these especially the tonic as I haven't used it before, and I think judging on how much I like the cleanse and polish I hope I feel the same about the tonic to.

Hope you have enjoyed this post

Laura x