The best anti ageing and anti wrinkle products.

Here is a handpicked selection of some of the most effective and affordable anti ageing and anti wrinkle products (that actually work) on the market today.  Best of all, they are available on the high street and start from as little as £3.00.

First off, we have USkin.  The key ingredients in  USkin’s powerful  serum are vitamin C and hyaluronic Acid.  Hyaluronic has been called the ‘fountain of youth’ and is present in our skin tissues but with age diminishes which is why hyaluronic acid  as a supplement is so beneficial to ageing skin.

One of the key properties of hyaluronic acid is its ability to retain moisture, making the skin looks and feels softer, smoother, and plumper.  Because it fills out the skin, wrinkles are much less noticeable.  If you have ever looked into Botox or fillers, you will have noticed that hyaluronic fillers are used as a solution to wrinkles on the areas of mouth, marionette lines, lips and cheeks.

At less than £13.00 this uSkin anti ageing serum offers a great way to naturally rejuvenate your skin.

Anti ageing serum

Balance Hyaluronic youth serum by Balance Active Formula has to top the list of anti ageing products price wise. For little over £3.00 you get a rich serum which will keep your skin hydrated throughout the day.  Easy to apply and well absorbed, this product comes highly recommended especially if you are on a budget.

Anti ageing serum

Olay offer their own product by way of a combination of anti ageing day cream and serum. This multi-tasking product works to visibly reduce lines and wrinkles in just 14 days, while also helping firmer looking skin in 28 days.  At £4.10 Olay anti wrinkle firm and lift 2-in-1 day cream and firming serum is another beauty product which wont break the bank.

Play anti wrinkle serum

Don’t forget that hands need moisture too. Neutrogena have their own Norwegian formula anti-ageing hand cream. Containing SPF 25, the hand cream  protects your hands in two ways and effectively reduces the appearance of existing brown spots.

With patented active soy, its formula is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of brown spots. After 4 weeks of usage, 84 per cent of women reported a more uniform skin tone and 81 per cent said brown spots were visibly reduce.

This lasts ages at at only £3.55 is a must have.

Anti ageing hand cream

Finally, here are some great FREE tips to keep your skin looking younger naturally:

Drink lots of water throughout the day.

Apply a rich moisturiser with SPF of 15 or higher every morning.

Take daily vitamin C supplements. 1000mg effervescent tablets dissolved in water once a day. Vitamin C is needed for the ­formation of collagen. Additionally, studies have shown that vitamin C may help prevent and treat ultraviolet (UV)-induced photo-damage.

Always apply sunscreen of at least SPF15 throughout the year.

Exfoliate regularly. Exfoliating helps by removing the top, dead layer of skin – and speeds up the natural process of skin and collagen renewal.

Use a night time moisturiser before going to bed.


How to survive with a survival bracelet!

You may well ask “What are these survival bracelets all about’. Well if you go running, walking, or camping. OR indeed, just out and about and wear boots or shoes with laces, then you might, just have had a lace break.You can use one of the survival bracelet cords to replace your laces.

This functional bracelet has many other uses too:

Travel washing line.

Emergency dog lead.

To tie something up.

Keep things together.

It’s breaking strength is 190 kg which will comfortably take two average size people if the need arose.

At only £1.06 this bracelet is an absolute bargain.  What would you use yours for?

Survival bracelet

Camping must haves

Take camping to the next level with these camping must haves.  Ideal for newcomers to camping as well as the more experienced camper.

North Gear waterproof tent for 4 persons. Cheap (under £40.00) and easy to put up, this tent is great value for money. However, it is probably more suitable to a max of 3 persons, 4 at a squeeze.



The Benross Group offer this neat tent dustpan and brush which is perfect for cleaning up your tent.  The brush and dustpan clip together for easy flat storage. The set is lightweight and easy to carry. Perfect for camping trips and going to festivals.

Tent dustpan and brush


2 x Blue inflatable camping pillows   These inflatable pillows are just what is needed for camping or travelling. They have flocked covering for that  extra bit of comfort. Easily stored and they take up very little space. Would be great for the beach too!

Inflatable camping pillows


Love this attractive portable wash bowl. Lightweight and it also folds up in its own carry bag.  Ideal for camping, picnics as well as a multitude of outdoor activities.

Folding wash bowl

Wow!  Unbreakable wine glasses!  These are perfect for a girls camping or glamping trip. Great too for pool parties, picnics and beach BBQ’s.  Each set of 4 frosted glasses comes complete with a carry bag

Unbreakable wine glasses

5 Best camping gadgets

Here are 5 cheap gadgets that will  definitely make your camping trip a fun and memorable experience.

Love al fresco dining but don’t love tumbling bottles of wine?  These clever wine bottle and wine glass holders will be happy to step in and come to the rescue.  Perfect for camping, picnics, beach outings as well as barbecues. Check them out here

Wine bottle holder

If you miss having toast when you are camping, you will want to get your hands on this nifty portable toaster. Made by bright Spark, the toaster fits into any Bright Spark portable gas cooker.  Golden brown toast time after time.


Turn the campfire into a colourful display with these mystical fire sachets.  Fun and entertaining, each sachet lasts for up to 40 minutes.

Mystical fire

This is a great way to store your toiletries during a camping trip.  Made by Dopobo® this hanging storage bag is big enough to hold all the necessities.

Portable hanging toliletry holder

Every camper should have a whistling kettle!  This compact whistling kettle is perfect for camping, making up to three cups of tea each time.

Whistling kettle

5 of the best kitchen gadgets

Here we have it!  A handful of the most unique, funny and most importantly, affordable kitchen gadgets. These cool gadgets would make the perfect quirky gift for someone who loves to cook.

First off is this adorable pet pig tabletop vacuum cleaner.  This gadget is handy for collecting all of those annoying crumbs.

Pet pig table  top vacuum cleaner

Next up is Eddingtons egg cuber – If you love egg sandwiches, this is the gadget for you. This curious egg cuber is great fun as it literally squashes your egg into a cube shape. An ideal gift for anyone with children who need encouraging to eat eggs, for chef’s or for that person who has everything.

Egg cuber

I just love these fun snails.  HeroNeo® Cute snail silicone tea bag holder. An inexpensive novelty item which is sure to put a smile on any tea drinkers face.

Snail tea bag holder

Another one for tea lovers. Meet Mr Fred the adorable tea infuser.  This little guy perches on the rim of your tea cup so you don’t have to worry about fishing him out.

Novelty tea infuser

Sandwiches will never be boring again.  Check out this butterfly sandwich cutter which will cut your bread into butterfly shapes. Brilliant fun for parties, school packed lunches and even biscuits.

sandwich cutter


Hen party ideas

5 Memorable hen do ideas
Here are 5 ideas on how to make the hen do both memorable and fun without it costing the earth…

1- Have a sleep over. You may be able to arrange this at a hotel, villa or what about a haunted castle? Haunted rooms offer weekends and overnight stays in some of the most haunted properties in the UK, and these range from castles to forts and even old mental asylums!

2- Start the frivolities off in the afternoon tea with a tea dance. Tea dances are back in vogue and these give the hens the chance to dress up in vintage clothing and dance to popular vintage music from the 1920s to the 1950s. Check out this video from the Ragroof Players Tea Dances and see how much fun you can have.

3- Have a lavish picnic. This could be by the river, on a beach or even at a theme park! If you are planning a hen weekend, why not try glamping at the same time. GlampingUK have a huge selection of glamping opportunities in the UK. For some great picnic inspiration have a peep here.

4- Stay overnight in a youth hostel.  Hostelling is perfect for groups and as well as offering affordable accommodation, they offer a unique experience and a friendly welcome For hostelling in Scotland, have a look at the SYHA website.
5-Head into London and make use of the 100’s of  2FOR1 offers with rail tickets.   2FOR1 Offers in London can be found here.
Hen party glamping

Outdoor wedding ideas

The great outdoors is a wonderful backdrop for a wedding.  Whether you are planning to keep things simple and have the reception in your garden or go all out and hire a venue, these ideas are sure to give you some inspiration in preparation for your big day.

Outdoor wedding alternate seating

Outdoor wedding alternate seating

Wedding games on the grass!

Wedding games on the grass!

Wild flowers

Wild flowers

Rustic wedding cake

Rustic wedding cake

Outdoor wedding decorations

Outdoor wedding decorations

Vintage sack to hold wedding gifts and cards

Vintage sack to hold wedding gifts and cards

Individual insect repellent sachets

Individual insect repellent sachets

Set up a tent for the younger wedding guests to play in

Set up a tent for the younger wedding guests to play in

Make sure the wedding guests don't get lost!

Make sure the wedding guests don’t get lost!

Champagne anyone?

Champagne anyone?