Category Archives: Toiletries

Exclusive 30% Off Discount Code for Maylash Eyelash Serum

I have been sent some Maylash natural Eyelash Serum to try out and as it takes 2-8 weeks to see results I can’t tell you much but you can try it yourself.

I have to say the pictures I have seen of results look promising.



You can watch a great little video here to find out more about the serum

If you want to give it a try your self add carol30 at the checkout to get 30% off! Be quick though it runs out on the 21st March.

My De-stress Care Package

A little while ago I was talking to a lovely PR lady about how I had just moved house with a new baby and a sick BG and she kindly sent me a de-stress care package.


It contained:

Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Bath & Shower Oil (55ml, £39.00)

 A powerful blend of essential oils such as black pepper, ginger and coconut, created to ease muscle tension and aches

This stuff is amazing! You pop a capful in the bath or rub it on before taking a shower. It smells divine and works wonders on your muscles. Have lugging boxes and babies around it was well needed. You can get 20 applications from the bottle if you use the cap to measure. I use it once a week as a treat and have a long soak.

Aromatherapy Associates Support Breathe Essence (10ml, £17)

A refreshing, antibacterial inhalation essence. Eucalyptus, peppermint and tea-tree lend their soothing properties to maintain clear breathing.

This smells really lovely. You just pop a few drops on a tissue and inhale. It really clears your head and your nose if it’s stuffy. A few sniffs and I felt nice and calm.

Lanolips 101 Ointment (17.5g £11.22)

This ultimate luxuriously creamy ointment contains 100% Ultra Pure Grade Lanolin which literally melts between your fingers. This magical multi-purpose product has multiple uses such as extremely chapped lips, dry cuticles, dry, itchy skin, dry nasal passages and more

I got sent a small tube of this but it goes a long way. You just rub a little between your fingers and then apply. I used on my lips as it got dry getting used to having central heating. It instantly relieves the dryness and lasts for ages.  It’s not greasy at all. I keep it in my bag for when I am out and about.

Lanolips Lovely Lanolin™ Golden Ointment (50g £17.99)

Super Moisturiser forextremely dry skin areas that combines the hyper-moisturisation of Lanolips exclusive Ultra Pure Medical Grade Lanolin with the healing properties of Manuka Honey & Vitamin E. The intensely rich ointment will nourish & soothe extremely dry skin leaving it silky soft, dewy & healthy.

This was a complete lifesaver. I get really chapped hands in the cold weather and when this arrived my hands were crying out for something. The mixture of snowy weather, washing baby bottles and packing and unpacking boxes had left my hands sore and chapped and I even had a small cut. My skin was instantly smoother using the Golden Ointment and after a week was completely healed that has never happened with other hand creams before. Again you only need little bit and its absorbed straight away. Your skin doesn’t feel greasy and its smells divine. I keep this in the kitchen and pop some on after the washing up.

A huge thank you for these products they are all lovely and really helped de-stress me after the more.

You can get the Aromatherapy Associates products from their website

Lanolips products are available from Boots, Victoria Health and Waitrose.

Christmas Gift Idea: Renew Rose Hydrating Body Gel from Aromatherapy Associates

Experience the hydrating and softening powers of rose, geranium, evening primrose and jojoba which leave skin radiant, refreshed, silky smooth and beautifully fragrant.

Treat someone you love with this Renew Rose Hydrating Body Gel from Aromatherapy Associates. Not only does it smell divine but its leave your skin feeling hydrated and soft.

I have been using it on my poor dry pregnant skin and it is brilliant a must for any lady this Christmas.

You can purchase Renew Rose Hydrating Body Gel from the Aromatherapy Associates website for £29.   Other Renew Rose products are available.

Arbonne Products

I recently announced that Arbonne are kindly sponsoring Parent Panel to attend BritMums Live. If that wasn’t enough they send me a lovely big box of products to test out.

This is what I tried:

RE9 Advanced Range

RE9 Advanced synergises not one, but 9 major age-defying elements and botanicals in a powerful system of products clinically proven to start working within 24 hours.

I was sent Serum, Day Cream, Night Cream and the Eye Cream. I had tested this before when I reviewed for New Mummy’s Tips but was only sent some sachets so it was great to test for a longer period.

Though I don’t have any wrinkles or fine lines (yet) I have found that my skin is smoother and feels healthier after using this for the past few weeks.

All the products glide on your skin and are absorbed really quickly. I use them every day and they are not heavy on my skin at all. My skin is very oily and I find some creams to heavy but these are not.

You only need a small amount of each product and they come in pump bottles (except the night cream) so you don’t use too much and it lasts ages.

They have a really nice citrus smell to them.

FC5 Range

Arbonne’s exclusive fresh science, FC5, sustains the beautiful appearance of skin by providing it with beneficial hydration, necessary cleansing, exfoliation and moisturisation, plus the added benefit of UVA and UVB protection. Arbonne FC5 products help maintain healthy-looking skin that is comfortable, radiant, smooth and hydrated.

I was sent from the face range Purifying Cleanser + Toner for oily/combination skin.  I love, love, love this face wash. I find a lot of face washes even when they are made for oily skin can dry my face but this doesn’t at all. Its gel like and doesn’t foam much but it leaves my skin feeling clean and oil free. It has Matte Fresh Complex which leave you face feeling matte but not dry. I would highly recommend this if you have oily/combination skin.

I was also sent FC5 Conditioning Body Moisture which is really nice, it goes on lovely, absorbs quickly and leaves your skin uber soft.

The Exfoliating Scrub is also great, use that before you slater of the moisture and you will be so soft.

Seasource Detox Spa

SeaSource Detox Spa, a personal care purification program created for detoxification, restoration and total renewal. Seawater and sea plant life work synergistically to transport nutrient elements to cells, helping to cleanse, purify and withdraw toxins from the body. These personal care products stimulate, strengthen and support to help the mind and body function optimally.

Ladies forget about going to the Spa have your own one at home with SeaSource. I was sent the Fortifying Hair mask and Re-Mineralizing Body Lotion 24H. Both are really nice products but the hair mask is my favourite.

The first time I used it I didn’t really notice a difference but the second time my hair felt healthier and I had to use less products to make my hair frizz free. You put it on after shampoo lay back for at least 3 minutes and then was off, you don’t need conditioner afterwards. Perfect for damaged hair like mine.

Arbonne Cosmetics

These were my favourite to try out I do love my cosmetics!

Makeup Primer – I have used primers before and they ever leave my face feeling really dry or tight but this is amazing stuff. If smooth’s your skin, is not heavy at all and last all day. I put this on over the serum and face cream and my face does not feel overloaded and is barely oily at the end of the day.

Bronzer – Firstly this comes in a gorgeous compact and that came in a velvet bag. The bronzer goes on lovely and blends brilliantly. I find sometimes I look too bronzed even if you use a little but this was lovely, gives me a nice glow and you can build to make it darker.

Sheer Glow Highlighter – You can add this on top of make up or if you want a natural glow just on your bare skin. It gives your skin a lovely glow. I add it to some of my foundation and made it into a tinted moisturiser; it worked really well and lasted all day.

Lipstick, Runway Rouge – If you follow my personal twitter account @caroljs you will see I love a red lipstick. Over the last year I have tested many of them and many of them don’t do the job. I really like this lipstick the colour is great, it goes on well, lasts for quite a while and doesn’t dry your lips which I find many reds do. It’s one of my new favourites.



I have really enjoyed trying all these products out, Arbonne might not be the cheapest brand around but I truly believe they are value for money. You only need a small amount of each product and you still get the full benefits of them. I look forward to trying more!


Announcing My BritMums Live Sponsor…….

Arbonne make skincare, cosmetics and Health & Wellness products. Arbonne started in the USA over 30 years ago and is now selling products in the UK.  Arbonne’s products are Swiss-formulated and botanically based. No chemicals, toxins or mineral oils are used.

When they asked if they could sponsor me to attend BritMums Live I jumped at the chance to work with them.  I had was in the process of reviewing their Anti-Ageing range for one of their indpendent consulats and as you can see from the review on New Mummy’s Tips I loved it.

I am really looking forward to a long relationship with Arbonne that goes beyond BritMums Live and introducing you all to the range.

I have been a selection of products already from the ranges and I am busy testing them at the moment and I will tell you all about them next week.

I just want to say a big thank you to Arbonne for making it possible for me to attend.

While you are waiting for my next post go and checkout their products.

WEN® by Chaz Dean Introductory Kit – Cucumber Aloe

WEN® by Chaz Dean Introductory Kit – Cucumber Aloe

Price:  £24.99
Available from

Initial Reaction: great looking product, I hope its as good as it smells. Great size products. Continue reading

Dove Spa Flash Dash Instant Beauty Drops

Dove Spa Flash Dash Instant Beauty Drops

Price:  From £18

Available from:  Dove SpaWidely available

Suitable from:  For all tired mums and busy women

Initial Reaction:  Having been a life long beauty addict I was pleased to be testing out these beauty drops (for fatigued skin) but was of course a little dubious about the end result.

I’ve tried lots of similar products that promise the same thing yet very few actually deliver.  Either that or my expectations are way too high. Continue reading