Epoch Infant Hibiscus Hair and body wash – Review.

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(Above is result after using the products regularly and consistently)

I will start off with the full details of this product then go into detail of my review.

It is sold by Nuskin and various distributors amongst the company, this is my first product review of theirs.

Indigenous mums and dads have actually long made use of special flowers and also plants to cleanse their babies. Epoch Infant Hibiscus Hair and also Body Laundry contains hibiscus blossom extracts, made use of by standard cultures in Southeast Asia as well as Central The U.S.A. in order to help moisturise as well as preserve a healthy and balanced scalp while cleansing the skin and also hair.

Now you could use treasures of wisdom passed down by generations of mums and dads from the far reaches of the world to offer your infant the most effective care feasible.

Epoch Child Hibiscus Hair as well as Body Clean is in a lovely 150ml bottle which is easy to use.

You are able to dispense into one hand making it easy to use on your baby,  you only use 1 or 2 pumps so this actually lasts a long time. I believe it will last a few months before we need to replace it.

This product is specialist to help with the following:

– Dry skin

– Eczema

– Cradle cap

– Rashes

– Psoriasis

This doesn’t actually just work for infants but for adults too!

A spontanous try of it for my own use actually showed a huge improvement on my dry skin which was amazing!

It can take time to start to see huge improvements but I saw a difference after the 3rd wash.

I wish this product was around when my son had cradle cap as my investigation and research on the reviews has proven this product is incredible for it!

Obviously it won’t completely magic it all away but with regular and consistent use the results are amazing.

Products from the Drs and other brands have not even touched the dry skin and sores previously but it’s so great to have found something that works.

In regards to value for money it’s fantastic for the quality of the product, like they say you pay for quality and it it was ridiculously cheap you start to ask questions but I believe the price is more then reasonable.

You can order this product for just £18.25 plus postage (contact chelsearubyr@icloud.com for more information)

Something that really sells it for me is how a product is made and tested and if your like me I like to know what I’m putting on my skin and even more so if I’m putting it on my son!

It is made together with some natural ingredients like, Avena Sativa Kernel Extract, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Juice, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis Flower Extract and Nu Skin advocates and subscribes to both the ethical and humane treatment of animals and the protection of human health and safety, Nu Skin does not test its cosmetic products on animals, nor do they request others to test on their behalf.

When it comes to the company’s nutritional products, Nu Skin adheres to the same philosophy.

After doing some research NUSkin have been praised countlessly for their natural ingredients and for how well they test their products which is great to know.

I rate this product 9/10 and would recommend this to friends and family.

I look forward to trying their other products in the future and to continue to see results and the publics results with this one.

 

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Right or wrong? How about neither!

img_3605I think we all need to face a fact and that is there is no right or wrong with parenting. Some things will work for you but not for others, that’s just how it goes.

We spend too much time over thinking and seeking approval when really we should just trust our instincts.

You may want your child to wear Thomas the tank engine PJs to nursery with light up clarks because you feel that is what is you thinks right for your child or if you see someone dressing their child in the latest trendy clobber by Gucci with nike trainers on who are you to think that is wrong? Who are we to judge? I am pretty sure we wouldn’t like our child to be judged on what they wear so why judge someone who spends a lot and takes sincere pride in their child’s appearance.

As long as a child looks happy and doesn’t look neglected there is no reason for you to be concerned. If we spent more time praising each other and complimenting each others choices the world would be a much nicer place.

I want all parents to know your child might not be good all the time, they wont always go to bed early, they might not eat as much food as you would like and it certainly wont be as easy as other parents make it look on social media but THAT’S OK. Don’t ever feel you are less of a parent because your house doesn’t run on time like others. YOU are the parent, your child loves YOU regardless. Just because you do things differently does not make you or even make you question your ability as a parent.

Don’t believe everything you see, behind smiles are stressed parents. Behind a laughing child are 15 tantrums. Behind one sleeping child at 7pm is 14 nights of disturbed sleep. We were not made to be perfect; you will find your child will love you for your imperfections. Its not easy being honest but sometimes you need to be, it’s ok to admit you don’t do things perfectly, its ok to show the monster our children can be.

We need to normalise it because this false perception we are all guilty of creating when it comes to parenthood is making numerous parents question their ability to be a parent and how is that ok? We are all guilty of this. I have only just realised how hard we all try to make it look perfect.

The things that make being a parent are the things that don’t quite go to plan. The laughter after a tantrum, the morning smile after a night of disturbed sleep and the glass of wine after a stressful day. I could go on for ages but you get my drift.

We are all different and there really is no right or wrong way of doing things, not everything will work and if it does then it might not work for someone else. Just make the most of every challenge you get thrown at you because you will get through it and it will make you a stronger parent.

I wish we loved more and judged less, appreciate other parents and their choices because you don’t know what their daily struggles are. A compliment might change their day so why not give it?

This article is something I really needed to get off my chest.

Lots of love Chelsea x

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Did anyone ever mention parents matter too?

We all forget this the minute our children are born. The minute that tiny baby is in your arms you become selfless and every single one of your dreams and priorities change.

The only thing that matters is that baby. However, we get so caught up in our child’s needs and wants and we neglect ourselves. Our body, our wardrobe and mainly our social life.

Being a 24/7 devoted parent is hard work but we all need to cut ourselves some slack sometimes.

Its ok to go out with your friends, you need it. You will end up losing your self and let being a mum completely take over your life and energy.

People are so judgmental on parents who go out, buy things for themselves or parents that have social lives after having children. I understand people make the choice to not go out and to give every ounce of their time and money to their kids which is amazing and those children are lucky to have such devoted parents but just because I like to indulge in wine with my friends or I like to go treat myself to a new hand bag does not mean I am not just as devoted. I believe it is healthy to have a life after having a baby.

Just because you have a child it does not mean your life should stop, if anything it has only just begun. You need rest bite and you need that time to yourself to recharge your batteries.

I feel a better parent after I have had time to myself, I love missing him it makes my love for him grow.

If you want to go on holiday without your child, do it. If you want to go on a weekend away with the girls, do it. If you want to spend the night in with your children, do it. As long as a child is safe and looked after by someone you trust who’s to say you can’t get a break.

I notice women going out every other weekend; the first thing people think is “How dare she leave her child all the time. How can you she go out a waste money on drink and not on her kid” as long as that child has all it needs and for all you know could be with a grand parent or father, who are we to judge? The only time we should be concerned is if a child looks and is neglected and just because a parent goes out does not mean they are neglecting their child.

We are aloud to have fun as well, we look after our demanding children 24 hours a day 7 days a week and YOU DESERVE the break. Its healthy to spend time away from your child, absence makes the heart grow fonder (in moderation of course) I strongly believe that.

All a child needs is love, clean clothes, roof over their head and food on the table. If a child is getting that then no one has a right to judge.

People are worried to go out, spend money on them or get that break because they don’t want to be judged. All I can say is fuck them and their stupid opinion because every parent deserves a break.

You spend 99.9% of your time worrying and caring for you child, you deserve that break and don’t let anyone tell or make you feel like you don’t.

Keep doing you ❤️

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Single mum fights back.

smileThis is for every single mother out there, whether you have been put in this situation recently or have always been a single parent. I’m about to hit back 🙋🏻

So, it’s about time someone fought back!

I was in a relationship for 4 and half years, had the perfect family and you know what it didnt work out. Unfortunately that’s life and some things just don’t!

So, in some cases I feel worse off because I had that family life and now I don’t and you know what? Breaks my heart some days because I never wanted my son to come from a broken home, who would?

I am so sick and tired of going on days out with my son and getting looked at like a piece of dirt.

I will go out for dinner just me and my son to have death stares, I can feel the judgmental eyes stabbing me repeatedly screaming look at her on her own with her child “eurgh another single mum what a shame”.

So, I am about to let them judgmental idiots know a few things.

I am single mum and bloody good one. I SINGLE handedly go to work full time and then come home and cook,clean,bath and do bed time.

I may be about to shatter inside because I haven’t had a break or a minute to myself in 8 days because it’s “not dads weekend” but I carry on, with a huge smile because I am STRONG.

I tackle the food shop, daily chores, school run, bills, rent and any other life hurdle by myself with no assistance which I think I heard makes me a super hero/mum.

I sometimes cry because I wish things were different but I know this is the best thing to happen for my self and my son as there is no such thing as a perfect family unit and me and his dad are better off apart.

I have to watch my son cry for his daddy when he leaves and also tell him “you’ll see him next weekend” when he hurts himself and cries out for him.

I have to fight through any bad day of mine and make it irrelevant because unfortunately tonight I don’t have a man who comes home who can watch my son whilst I make myself a decent dinner or have a chilled bath.

Yes I chose to have a baby, yes I chose to step up and it’s the BEST thing I ever did but some of us didn’t plan for it to be done alone because I certainly didnt.

There are so many struggles being a single parent but you know what? They don’t mean shit because that little human me and his dad made cracks that smile and gives me that goodnight cuddle and kiss and makes the daily struggles worth it.

Its not double the responsibility it’s double the love.

My sons Dad is a great Dad and helps where needed but it doesn’t ease off the fact I am on my own week after week.

So, to the women who look down on that single mum..

That single mum could have taken weeks to brave it out on her own.

She could be breaking in side but staying strong for her child and you know what, that strong, caring single mum you are looking down on is probably a better mum then you’ll ever be.

🙋🏻 Thanks for reading, I feel better for getting that of my chest.

Read, relate and share x

 

 

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Bright side of life.

Before this starts, if you have decided being a parent is your path of life, i am ever so sorry this could be a bit teasing and very irrelevant but i am more then sure your bundle of joy will give you a different sense of happiness.

(I am now a mummy and I am basing this blog post back to when I worked abroad)
So, done with crap relationships? ones that last about a year and a half max you think you know what love is and you THINK your ready to settle.
Friends? that moment where you get the words friends and acquaintances mixed up and you feel they only want you when they want a night out?
School? Seems that working hard for those GCSEs turned out a waste cause the winning prize of school leavers seems to be pregnancy.
Lots of things make you sit there and realise there is more to life then these horrible habit’s the world has fallen in to.
Truth is life has not even begun and all that you thought you knew you really do not have a clue about.

Now lets get to the point, people who will get this post get an unknown feeling of warmth in their body when they read the word SUMMER, for me it brings a lot of memories and makes me feel still young and euphoric.
For me it means that its time to get that flight you wait a long cold a miserable 6 months for, you work day after day and save all that money that you’ve slaved away for on minimum wage and put it towards feeling ALIVE.
I don’t know about you but if i had to sum my life up in one word it would be wanderlust, there is NO better feeling then booking a one way flight and not know when your coming back to the UK.

For someone reading this who has not got a clue what its like to do this and not know what a summer abroad consists of, i am going to let you in for a treat, ignore the bad things you have heard because there is no negativity involved.

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The day is here your boarding your plane, its finally time to forget all that crap thats been stressing you out, its time to forget about your life in the UK and feel that it is non existent.
Its time to feel what it means to be alive, spending the summer with a family you have only know for a matter of weeks and the funniest thing is you probably do not even know most of their surnames yet you class them as your best friends.
A world where for once the only time you care about social networks is to tell you mam your safe(or for money) and to upload pictures to show everyone back home what an incredible life you are currently living and let me just add this will be done by putting a euro into a computer (all you can afford to waste on it), this is one of the things i LOVE about
the summer life in the sun, social networks become irrelevant. The only way to communicate with people is by speaking and even knocking on their apartment door to see if they wanna come to pre lash or if they wanna go to the pool. You will use your phone for the right reasons and thats to capture unforgettable memories with people you will never forget.
You are finally in a world where you meet friends that are on the same page, your crap up bringing or silver spoon lifestyle is not even asked upon or even mentioned. Its about being yourself and being loved for that reason, you may never speak to some of these people again but they will have left a foot print on your heart and they have helped make this journey an unforgettable one. Its a magic little world beneath the sun, this is where you find out what YOUTH is really about and the real reason for happiness in your teens/20s. Do not get me wrong you will see fights and arguments but these are usually by unhappy tourists and by the kind of people you have left behind.
Money is finally not the motive, you work for pennies but you do not care because you are having the time of your life. You might be living of euro rolls and cheap wine but the people that are surrounding you make you feel like your living a million dollar life style.
Its not about how big your house is and expensive clothes or even if you drive a nice car and the only things you will find luxury is a 3 course meal that cost more then 10euro and a REAL bottle of vodka oh and how can i forget having AIR CON.
I always get this moment it will be when i img_3371am surrounded by my new found crazy family and it happens quite a few times through out the summer and i will look around and actually become some sort of religious freak cause in my head i would thank god for life and for letting me be in this exact moment because in that moment i would reach the peak of happiness and would pray in my mind that i could just stay in this exact moment forever. Maybe in the UK this moment would happen a lot if we had a proper summer but lets be real we don’t.

As for summer romances well.. some people think its about sleeping with the whole alphabet but well if you want to its not frowned upon but it appears the experience your having is shared not multiplied in most cases, most will meet someone and fall head over heels with them (well think) the feeling you get is intense, there is no pressure and certainly no busy bodies getting involved saying their opinions which is why i think it works so well.

Then you have the friend with ultimate benefits that no matter what each other says they do get a tiny bit jealous when they see one another PRing and chatting up fit girls/guys but you don’t make drama about it as well, life is much better then that.
No matter the fling you may get involved in it may just last the summer (for life if your a lucky one) and when you have to part ways you will be little bit heartbroken end of season, it is sure you will never ever ever forget them but its more then sure you will be over them by the minute you land as the heart break of being back in the UK takes over.

I could spend days writing about summer antics and emotions that it has with me but my aim is to re kindle it for old workers and inspire new..

So for some people when you hear the word summer you think mmm 5* hotel in the sun or a few festivals and a cheap holiday.

For me and many others this flashes through our minds:
The ball of continuous nights out, breath taking moments, summer family, crap food, deathly alcohol, stupid dares, euro rolls,silly summer romances, sun dyed hair, doctor trips, near death quad bike experiences, annoying tourists, money problems, trying to remember last night, waking up in a random place, ticket seller rivalry and so much more.

I got my one way ticket and i will never ever look back

“no regrets” x

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Lonely? Fabulous

“Single is not a status. It is a word that describes a person who is strong enough to live and enjoy life without depending on others”

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I look around me and all i see is happy couples, babies and wedding plans.
Im just sat here wondering what take away to order and getting prepared to moan about getting fat.
The only lasting and trustworthy relationship i seem to have is with a bottle of wine or my mobile phone. It appears us singletons are always seeing the depressing side of it and dreaming of meeting mr right, well maybe we should be counting our blessings? one day we will meet Mr/Mrs Right and then we will lose this freedom but gain some other sort of freedom.

Being single means we are independent and we get to do what we want whenever we want and yes that means we get to watch whatever we want on the TV and you wont believe it but see all that cake? you will not have to share it, how fabulous?

There comes a point when we will sit there and you will start to get that lonely feeling (it sucks) we are programmed to miss someone we shouldn’t or we will start to feel sad but its about time we should turn lonely into a positive thing, lonely should be a good thing because when we are 40 with 4 kids this lonely time where we have no commitments and no one to answer to will be potentially the best times in your life to do things.
So finish of your cake, turn those sad songs off and lets turn lonely time into positive time.

This is the time to plan those holidays, get togethers or maybe to just call an old friend and catch up?
Lonely is not a bad thing, its a feeling to remind yourself that your not done with your youth just yet.

Its easy to fall into that state of mind where all you see is happy couples and babies blah blah blah but it will come when the time is right and if its not happened yet then use the time to get out there, do things you have never done before because Mr/Mrs Right could be waiting right at the end of your comfort zone, bet you never thought of it like that?

Depending on how old you are you could have had a few bad relationships, tried to put a broken mirror back together too many times and ended up with scars? maybe if you have what i call a hangeroner (yes i made that word up) this is an ex that you cant quite let go of, the one you think of when your lonely. Just let go and think to yourself its not meant to work right now, right now you are on your own, on your own to stand tall and its your time to make whatever memories you want without any boundaries and yes thats anything you want.
A lot of couples regret the things they wish they did, do not let yourself be that person because you will favour this lonely time more then you will ever realise if you use this time wisely.
There is no age limit on lonely, lonely can be old it can be young but one thing i know is lonely is a good thing, lonely should bring youth and bring ideas, bright ideas that you will look back at and smile and say ” My lonely time was MY time and i sure as hell owed it”

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Life is not over..

holding-handsThere is an awful assumption that when you have child/children your life is instantly over.

You hear other parents complaining about the sleepless nights, dirty nappies and having no time for yourself.

The above made me absolutely shit myself when I found myself unexpectedly pregnant, at first I thought am I ready for my life to be over and am I ready to give up everything.

Then I thought to myself, NO I am not falling into that trap. The minute I found out I was pregnant I was adamant to prove that life is not over, it has just begun.

I was about to have a beautiful little human that was all mine and would love me no matter what and he was going to push me to do the best in everything i do.

I refuse to let my children grow up to be scared of having kids and thinking that everything has to be perfect and deciding to give up their life.

Now don’t get me wrong things do change, you don’t get much peace and there is now someone you will love with all your heart and will always come first no matter what but who says it has to be a negative?

Having a baby will be the most challenging but exciting time of your life.

Whether you’re doing it alone, unplanned or planned its YOUR parent journey so make it one worth looking back on.

Who says you have to give up those nights out with your friends, who says you can’t make effort with your appearance and who says you cant go on long haul holidays with your child.

Now you may not want to still live an out going life style but I feel strongly that how I parent will define how my son parents and his thoughts about it, I want him to still think I have fun. I am raising a future father and I want him to live his life before he has kids like I did but I never want him to be scared to be a dad, I want to get rid of the “life is over” stigma because it really isn’t.

Think about it, you get to be a kid all over again! Disney movies, duvet days with loads of sweets, running around the park being silly, having this toddler run you ragged all week and downing a bottle of wine faster then ever cause you finally got a night off. Embrace the negatives, you feel your patients have been tested all week, ring your mum or dad or your support network and have a bloody night off you deserve it!

As for career, you do you honey! I don’t judge however, I work hard and went back to work full time quite soon as I like the finer things in life and I am very career focused (something I want my son to be). Me and my son are due to go travelling and the luxuries come at a cost but if you can afford to not work embrace every moment with your child.

I am successful for my age, I have travelled, I have a good social life, I still get to have holidays and I am a young mum of one.

Now I just include a little human into my plans, I want him to see mummy still has a good time (in moderation) I love going on adventure, I refuse to let anything stop me.

Money can be a huge obstacle but the way I see it, you want the finer things in life you have to go and earn it! It takes time but the parent you become is the parent your child looks up too, I want my son to look up to me and think my god I cant wait to be just like my mum as a parent.

I want him to look at his life and feel blessed and that’s why I have huge plans for us to travel as I cant wait to show him the world, I want him to fall in love with other countries and grow up to go on to do his own travelling, I hope he gets curious about what else is out there.

We all have our own goals for our children but there is no right or wrong.

I am not saying you need to be rich, travel, go out every weekend, stay in all the time, never socialist because some parents are happy that their life is over but just remember that is their choice.

Your parent life is up to you so don’t let other peoples journey define yours, do the best for your children and for yourself because if you aren’t happy, your child will eventually feed of that too.

Don’t be scared, embrace it.

*To the my life is over now I have had a baby mums if you enjoy it that way and are happy carry on but if you are not, ring your friends and reconnect. I can promise you that life is not over as you’re the one who controls that, so If you don’t want it to be don’t let it.*

@Chelsearubyyx

 

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