OrthoSole

When I attended South East Bloggers, Brands and Bloggers event a couple of weeks ago I met the two lovely representatives from Orthosole, a company who specialise in making insoles. Orthosole have the unique patent as their insoles can be modified by velcro patches to adjust the insole to your feet! You can customise the insoles to what you need so that your feet are perfectly supported, which can help to alleviate a large number of other body pains, back, knee etc! They are also made to absorb shock to protect you’re feet even more! The company was founded with the owner wanting to make good insoles affordable for everyone!

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While at the event I was gifted a pair of Orthosoles to try out, these are the ones pictured, and are best suited for flat shoes. I went for these as I went to just wear a cheap pair of flat shoes around work most of the time and somedays do notice that my feet are uncomfortable. Initially I tried the medium firmness pads, but found these to be a bit too much so swapped them down to the light, which felt much more comfortable! I was impressed even after the first day of wearing the insoles, I happened to end up doing an hour long nature walk on a work BBQ, lots of climbing over fencings and walking through fields, trees and dodging stinging nettles. This was actually the perfect test for the insoles with my flat dolly shoes – normally I’d except my feet not to fair well from this however, with the Orthosoles my feet were fine after! They really provided great support over changing ground, its safe to say I was impressed!

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I am continuing to use the insoles and really like them, still using them with both the light inserts currently. You do get a little pouch to keep the remaining inserts in when not using them, this I carried around with me to begin with so I can change them if needed!

The 3/4 insoles that I have do usually retail around £30 from the Orthosole website, which really for good foot support is great value, especially as you can easily switch them into different shoes! They have loads of other types available, full size and even support pads for high heels!

I’d really recommend checking out their website linked here for a lot more detail and to find out what they could do for you!

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South East Bloggers – Jump Street

Last week I attended another Brands and Bloggers event held by South East Bloggers. This time the event was held at Jump Street Chelmsford and indoor trampoline and Clip’N Climb park. Although the event was fairly small, it was great fun chatting to some new brands and meeting bloggers!

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I always find it hard to talk to bloggers, takes me ages to pluck up the courage to go and randomly start talking to someone, something I need to work on and hope to keep going to these events to improve this! Its amazing meeting new people and finding out what they blog about! Everyone I’ve met has been super lovely too!

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Why I’m using up all of my products before buying new ones!

Recently I have come to the decision that I need to stop buying more skin care , hair care and general cosmetic products and actually finish all of the ones I currently have! Why am I doing this? Theres actually a couple of different reasons, firstly to reduce the amount of products I have and de-clutter! I have shelves and draws full, which I really don’t need. Secondly and more importantly, theres been so much talk around plastic waste recently in the news and across social media platforms that its made me think about how much plastic I tend to use daily.

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DIY Flower Crown

I’ve got an event coming up in the next couple of weeks for which the dress code recommends flower crowns! Rather than going to buy a premade one I decided it would be fun to make one myself, and would be great for the blog! So I popped Home into one of the local craft shops with my mum and explained to her what I was after. Her inner florist came out and really produced something so much better than what I would have done on my own!

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Creating your own flower crown can be fairly easy and you don’t need a lot of tools or equipment to do it!

We used:

  • Floristry wire (of different thicknesses)
  • Green Floristry tape
  • Wire cutters
  • Fake flowers/leaves

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My Top 5 Daily Products!

I’ve been meaning to do this post for a while,  I tend to write loads of reviews for one off products, but how about stuff I use everyday! This is a bit of a compilation of the current products I use everyday/every other day and why I enjoy using them so much!

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  1. Benefit, Goof Proof Brow pencil – This is one of the products I use daily! With having lighter hair I have eyebrows which are 50% mousey brown and 50% platinum blonde, so eyebrow products are something I really rely on. One of my friends keeps telling me I should just get them tinted, but I keep whimping out!
  2. Lush, Rub Rub Rub – I have written about Rub Rub Rub before as a product of the month and in my Lush for a Month Challenge! So it shouldn’t come as that much of a surprise that it features in my Top 5 products! I find it works wonders on my arms, really helping to clear up the little spots on them and works really well as a foot scrub/massage! Definitely a great all rounder, smells great, is super easy to apply and leaves your skin feeling really smooth! Rub Rub Rub, Love Love Love!
  3. Batiste, Dry Shampoo – Technically I don’t use dry shampoo every day, its normally every other day, generally in the mornings on days when I don’t wash my hair or even in the evenings if I’m going out just to freshen up! Its super quick, easy, convenient and works really well. The Batiste range is huge including different colours to blend with your hair colour and has a large selection of different fragrances! I tend to go for whichever sounds the best, generally try different ones as a scent change is always nice!
  4. Sanctuary Spa, Silky Smooth Body Lotion/Body Butter – I’ve used Sanctuary Spa skincare products for around five years now, especially their body lotions and body butters. They smell great, apply well, sink in well and leave your skin feeling wonderful! I can get very dry skin on my arms so I generally use this product at least once a day! Their miniature versions are brilliant for travel!
  5. Victoria’s Secret, Fragrance Mist in Temptation Water Blooms – This one is quite different to the other four products I’ve mentioned. It has made this list as I really do think its a simple yet brilliant product! It smells amazing, lasts for a fair amount of time and is super easy just to pick up and spray whenever needed, something a bit more casual then a full perfume! I tend not to like aerosol sprays either so this really works well for me! VS has a great range too! I currently have two sprays which I tend to alternate between!

International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) – 23rd June 2018

The 23rd June 2018 was International Women in Engineering Day, more commonly known as INWED (engineering has a great love for acronyms). INWED is all about raising awareness of women within engineering, celebrating their achievements and encouraging younger girls to consider engineering as a career! Being a woman in engineering myself working within Ford Motor Company, I would encourage anyone to think of a future career within engineering, its a very dynamic and interesting industry at the moment! With all this in mind I thought I’d do a little post on my experiences and journey into the world of engineering so far!

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