Monday 23 January 2017

Olsson Haircare - Product Review

& Conditioner Spray
For Normal/Dry Hair

As you know I suffer from a number of conditions.
One of them is asthma.
Resulting in this I try to not use any perfumed products.
Parfum can aggravate asthmatics 
and set off an asthma attack.
Now I have struggled to find good products that don't
contain parfum.
However there is now a brilliant product available
that doesn't contact any fragrances or colours.
It is allergy sensitive and recommended for asthmatics.

It is packed full of natural ingredients to help
both your hair and your scalp.
It contains vitamin E which gives life to dull and limp hair.
It also contains Aloe Vera that soothes the scalp.

Now I must admit I was a bit dubious when I first
read the claims but I was very pleasantly surprised.
As soon as you squeeze the shampoo onto your hand
you can tell it's different from normal shampoo's.
The liquid is clear, smooth and doesn't smell.
There is a small smell of Aloe Vera but apart
from that there isn't that horrible overpowering false smell.
As soon as you massage the shampoo onto your head
you are covered in super soft tiny bubbles.
I cannot express how soft they are.
Your hair feels so clean and soft even before you put
the conditioner on it.

The conditioner is almost like a moisturizer.
It's a similar colour to moisturizer and smells
similar to the shampoo.
It isn't too greasy like some other conditioners
so although your hair feels soft and untangled
it doesn't feel greasy.

The shampoo and conditioner work well together.
They get your hair clean, soft and untangled.
Your hair smells clean afterwards but doesn't smell
of any perfume.
You scalp doesn't feel dry or greasy either.

Here is my hair before:

And here is my hair after using the
Olsson Products:

I am in love with the stay in conditioner.
I have very dry hair which goes flyaway very easily.
Just a quick spray of the stay in conditioner
and my hair looks silky smooth again.
I can honestly say I will be buying these products
from now on.
They are so kind and gentle on your hair and skin.

The brilliant thing is they don't just
have conditioner and shampoo, they have
other hair products that are available.

Check out the website and other social media links:

I received this book to review.
However all opinions expressed are my own.
Affiliate links are included on the post.
No monies were exchanged.

Friday 20 January 2017

I've Made Friday Week 208

How is your week going?

Not much has happened since Wednesday.
I haven't finished my blanket or shawl
so I am afraid I only have some simple
thank you cards to show you this week.

I am trying to hone my skills and once I am more confident
with them I will start making slightly more
difficult designs.

I won't ever get as good as my mum but Crochet is my main
love anyway.
I mum has put everything into card making at the moment.
She is fantastic at it and makes the most amazing cards.
One lady has even decided to redecorate her living room
to match the card my mum made and to keep the card in it all the time.

I think I may make myself a cowl next.
I was given some amazingly beautiful yarn a few
years ago but I just couldn't decide to make 
with it.
It is just so beautiful that I don't want to waste it.
I want something special.
I am not sure if I am going to follow someone else's
design or design one myself.
I'm hoping to start it in the next few days. 

I hope you are having a good week
and are looking forward to the weekend.

Wednesday 18 January 2017

What You Doing Wednesday Week 209

How is your week going?

Things have been quite quiet here.
Red Monster is being bullied in school again
so we are trying to get that sorted.
We are trying to teach him not to react
but it's difficult.

We have been taking some muddy walks
this week.
There is soo much mud!
We could do with a bit of sunshine but it
seems to be hiding at the moment.

My shawl is coming along nicely!
 #Araucania #Ranco # yarn.

I can't believe how much of my blanket I have made.
 Solid Granny Square Blanket
using the blanket pack from Wool Warehouse.
The pack is called
"Little Tin Bird Bright Rainbow Pack"
#Stylecraft Special DK

I have also been making a few simple
thank you cards.
I will have some pictures of the finished cards
for you on Friday.

I hope you are all having a good week!

Monday 16 January 2017

Jens Petcare

I have to tell you about the wonderful service that 
Jen offers in our area.

The reason I know Jen is every morning
we see Jen and her husband Alan
walking two dogs.
Benji loves her and her treats and the first
thing he does when he gets on the park
is go and look for her.

She offers so many services:
Dog Walking
Home Boarding
Small Animal Boarding/Care
Cat Sitting
Puppy Visits

The brilliant thing is she has such a love of pets
that you know your pet will be treated as
one of the family.

We have seen a huge difference in the dogs they walk
in the morning.
They were both quite stressed when they first came
out and now they are so confident and relaxed.
They both look so happy on their walk now.
I have seen the wonderful difference Jen can
make to a dogs life by taking them out.

The brilliant thing about her home boarding
is whilst you are on holiday your dog is having a holiday.
The dog instantly becomes one of the family and lives
in their home just like they would when they are home.
It is so much more fun for your dog and takes the stress
out of you going on holiday.

Having a pet is a fantastic addition to any family
but sometimes with work and family commitments
it just isn't possible to give your pet the attention it needs.
This is where Jen can step in.
She can take your dog out for a walk everyday
or whilst you have a puppy or injured animal Jen can come and visit it in the day.
This way you know your pet isn't on it's own all day whilst
you are at work.

You can check out Jen's Petcare at:

I love following her on Instagram
as you get to see all the wonderful
animals she looks after.
I have a smile everyday looking at all
the wonderful pictures she posts.

Rest In Peace Auntie Dolly

Auntie Dolly

This weekend we had some awful news.
The best Auntie you could possibly wish for
passed away.

I wasn't sure I was going to put anything on here
but I want people to know just how special she was.

My Auntie Dolly was my mums older sister and there
was eighteen years between them.
She was 81 years old when she passed away.
You can't tell from the picture that she was that old
and to be honest I think she was the most young
at heart person I have ever known.

My Auntie Dolly was always there if you needed a hand.
She would be always helping at parties and you
often found her cleaning dishes at the sink.

She was always the greatest fun at the party!
Red Monster had a pirate party when he was about six.
Auntie Dolly and the rest of my mums relatives
got dressed up with the rest of us.
We all wore pirate hats and eye patches
and went off round the house with a treasure map.
Auntie Dolly was such good fun and nothing stopped her.
She was up on the trampoline jumping about with
the kids.
She was often first on the dance floor at a party
and when it came to the kids games
she was first sat on the floor.

My mum is one of nine so as you can imagine
there are a lot of nieces and nephews
as well as all their children.
Auntie Dolly never forgot one of them and would
spend the whole year buying Christmas presents.
She didn't have much money but she always made
sure she got something for everyone.

She loved knitting and would make toys etc.
for so many people.
When Red Monster was born she made him a little
footballer and made it in blue (her husband and children
are Everton supporters).
When she heard that D was a Manchester United supporter
she made him a red one as well.

She would knit things for the premature babies
at her local hospital.
There are so many babies out there that were kept
warm with something my Auntie had made them.

Auntie Dolly will be sorely missed.
She was a rock and the glue of the family.
I was so lucky to have her as my Auntie!

Friday 13 January 2017

I've Made Friday Week 207

Wow what a week this has been.
It seems to have gone by so fast!
Red Monster is back at school and seems
to be really enjoying it.
Evenings seem to be taken up with homework
and play.

The weather has been all over the place.
Today we woke up to a smattering of snow
and some really horrible icy winds.

So to make the day a little better
I have a fire going and I am going to spend
the day crafting.

I did manage a very short walk but my
chest is complaining now.

There weren't many people on the park
today as many people had decided to stay inside.

I am getting on with my blanket
but it's going to take a couple of months
for me to finish that one.
The same with my shawl.
I am a very slow knitter.

Now Christmas has been and gone
I can show you the tea cozies I made for my mum.

I made two cozies for her.
One for her normal sized pot
and one for her one cup pot.

I really enjoyed making them and luckily
my mum loved them.

I am going to make some thank you cards today.
Ryan wants to give them to all the relatives
that kindly gave him some amazing presents.