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JulieMay Lingerie: Review

JulieMay Lingerie: Review

If you have had kids , when did you feel you were back into your pre-kids shape? For some people it might be a matter of months, for me it is more like two years mark. The weight goes, but it is the shape of […]

#MeatMatters Challenge: Italian-style Steak Salad Recipe

#MeatMatters Challenge: Italian-style Steak Salad Recipe

Summer is coming soon and I love making lighter meals when the weather is warmer. I like my meals to  have a nutritional value , but not being as  heavy as winter stews or soups. Salad is a great way to achieve this, you can […]

Why I love Bepanthen?

Why I love Bepanthen?

As parents, we all have our preferences when it comes to certain baby care products and Bepanthen is one of my favourites for nappy changing creams. Here are my 5 reasons why:

1. Product Quality

The cream delivers on its promise and whenever I use it, my baby Luca never has any flares. At the moment, as we started potty training, I mostly use Bepanthen at night time before putting Luca to bed, as this is when the nappy will be on him for the longest period of time. 

 

2.Travel size

The cream comes in two sizes 30 ml and 100ml, so you can take either of them with you if you are going travelling , or keep a bigger size for using at home.

3. Baby-friendly formula

Bepanthen formulation has been developed with baby skin in mind. The cream does not have any fragrance, colours or preservatives, there are no parabens and no antiseptics used. Even though, I try changing the nappy as soon as I feel that it has become full, sometimes it is just not possible. Knowing there are no nasties in the formula,  I can be sure that Luca gets the best protection possible.

4.Use from birth

Bepanthen is gentle so it can be used from birth and you can apply it as many times as you like.

5.Solid Protection

When I am travelling with Luca, I am not always able to  change him as soon as I want to. Bepanthen will form a breathable layer and will protect your baby’s skin from irritation. The formula also contains Provitamin B5, which helps the skin to repair its natural protective barrier. 

This post is an entry for the #BepanthenProtects Challenge, sponsored by Bepanthen. Learn more about how to protect baby’s sensitive skin on https://www.bepanthen.co.uk/

Best Turkish Bath in Istanbul: Kilic Ali Pasha Hamami

Best Turkish Bath in Istanbul: Kilic Ali Pasha Hamami

Every single holiday has moments, which stay with you forever. In Istanbul, for me, it was definitely a visit to the Turkish Bath Kilic Ali Pasha Hamami, which has recently undergone a multi-million refurbishment  and was brought back to its former glory.  I have experienced […]

Budapest Guide: Hungarian National Museum

Budapest Guide: Hungarian National Museum

Hungarian National Museum was one of the places I visited, while in Budapest.  It provides a great introduction to Hungarian History and the museum is manageable enough, so you don’t have a headache at the end of your visit.  The museum is divided into defined […]

Review: Procoal Marine Moisture Sheet Mask

Review: Procoal Marine Moisture Sheet Mask

What is your favourite activity on Friday night? Mine are masks, bath tubs and wine! What about “going out, restaurants and socialising with friends” I hear you say. I am a parent, remember? Restaurants will have to wait for the next 18 years!

I have a slight obsession with sheet masks, which I like to put on on a Friday night when kids are in bed, pour myself a glass of wine and pretend I am in a beauty salon. I have been sent Marine Moisture Sheet Mask by Procoal London to test, so this was my task last weekend.

 

As you probably guessed from the mask name, it is made from charcoal.  I recommend that you either put it on when no-one else is around or warn your family that you are going to look a little bit different to your normal self. There is one mask in the packet, you need to peel off the backing sheet and apply on your face, straightening out the mask  as much as you can. Then you have to find a quiet space, relax and let powerful ingredients do the work. 

While the mask will not get any awards for pretty appearance, it will definitely get major points from me for the moisturising effect. The skin looked bright, felt smooth and full of moisture! What I also love about the mask is that once you take it off, you don’t need to wash your face or remove remnants of the mask, you just have to gently pat your fingers on your face to get the rest of the mask absorb into your face. 

I was really pleased with mask effects and how my Friday night turned out. If you want to try the mask as well, use this link to get 20% discount on all Procoal London products.

Procoal Marine Moisture Mask was gifted to me but all opinions are my own. 

Best Food Tour in Budapest: Taste Hungary Culinary Walk

Best Food Tour in Budapest: Taste Hungary Culinary Walk

Why do you travel? I travel for sights and food. Actually, I am not sure what makes me more excited when I am going to a new place: sights or food? Probably both in equal measure! When I went to Budapest, I signed up for […]

Best Thermal Spa to visit in Budapest

Best Thermal Spa to visit in Budapest

Budapest can be enjoyed at every season: in the summer you can appreciate balmy weather, while enjoying your coffee on numerous terraces that the city has got.  In  the winter you can go to the Christmas market or warm yourself in thermal spa waters. There […]

Review: Coffeebrewer by Grower’s Cup, the Brew Company

Review: Coffeebrewer by Grower’s Cup, the Brew Company

My absolute treat at the weekend is a cup of coffee, preferably with a piece of cake…. in silence. Once you become parent you start to appreciate simple things in life. You no longer need all-nighters to feel that you are a bright young thing, all you need is a good night sleep, a coffee with friends and a day without tantrums! See how your priorities change?

 

I was offered to try the Coffeebrewer Gift Box which is produced by the Danish Brew Company. The gift set comes in a neatly packaged box with 5 flavours of coffee to try, I had Guatemala, Honduras, Ethiopia, Brazil and Colombia in my set.

The principle is simple: you open the pack, decide how strong you want your coffee, pour the water  up to a certain limit and wait a few minutes before enjoying your perfectly brewed cup of coffee.

When I opened the first bag, the coffee aroma was fantastic and when I started drinking it, I certainly felt the flavour of the coffee. It is a step up from your usual brewed or French press coffee you can buy in the supermarket, as the ones I tried were just bitter and almost flavour-less.

I have tried adding both sugar and milk to my Coffeebrewer coffee and preferred the milk version, as I thought that sugar taste was taking over the coffee taste. One bag makes up to 300 ml of coffee, which means two cups of 150 ml each. 

The product is nicely packaged, so it will make a great gift for any coffee lover or a friend, who wants to try something different than the classic brands. The packets are also portable, so you would be able to take it to work and enjoy your coffee al-desco!

Coffeebrewer Gift Box was provided for the purposes of this review, but all opinions are my own.

Must-Do Activity in Portugal: Douro River Cruise with Rota do Douro

Must-Do Activity in Portugal: Douro River Cruise with Rota do Douro

We visited Porto in the off-season during autumn school holidays, which fell on the end of October- beginning of November in 2018. One of things I always wanted to do is to go on a river cruise in the Douro Valley, which has been placed […]