Tag Archives: Relax

Sleeping Soundly with Sanggol

18 Mar

Hi folks,

We all love our sleep, but during pregnancy we seem to need it even more. But come nighttime it’s so difficult to get comfy… especially when you’re a tummy sleeper like me!

Even though I’m still in the early stages of pregnancy, I’m having a bit of a ‘Princess & the Pea’ type of scenario going on at night. Laying flat on my stomach is so tender & uncomfortable. During my last pregnancy I was able to tummy sleep to almost 20wks. This time round I feel as though I have a hard rock under my stomach. So as you can imagine… nighttime hasn’t been comfy at all. Well, that was until I discovered the most perfect XL Pregnancy Pillow from Sanggol.

This pillow is a full body support pillow… it’s literally like sleeping in a big warm hug. Honestly… that’s the only way I can describe it.

First of all, I’d like to start by saying – this pillow isn’t just for pregnancy. I say that because I have a bit of a back problem & I’ve had 3 surgeries in the past. I suffer on a daily basis with pain & nighttime always seems to be the worst. This pillow has helped me so much. I got this pillow to help during pregnancy, but it actually turns out I have a pillow for life! This pillow would have been fantastic during my recovery from the surgeries, I really wish I’d discovered them years ago.

As most of you know, I’ve also had my right leg rebuilt with the aid of an external fixator. Again, this pillow would’ve been amazing for supporting my leg & hips during the recovery process.

I’ve actually already become so attached to this pillow over the last few weeks I really feel as though it needs a name lol… so any name ideas… do let me know!

Actually, the hubby also added that he feels more confident in bed as he knows he can’t just roll over & potentially knock me or hurt me. Especially as my bump grows. So it’s like a protective hug too!

Anyway… back to pregnancy.

There’s my ‘hug’ above.

So, you can see this is a full body U-shaped pillow. I don’t use any other pillows in bed. I just lay in between the pillow & the top part acts as your usual head pillow providing support for your neck & shoulders. By wrapping my leg over the pillow when laying on my side I feel I’m getting more support for my hips. Also, as your bump grows you can rest your bump on the pillow. I have a very delicate tummy at the moment as I’m throwing up quite a lot. So this has helped that aspect too.

This pillow just seems to be supporting all aspects of my achiness really. I really cannot fault it. We go on holiday at the end of May & I will most definitely be taking my pillow with me.

The pillow is made from hollow fibre, so it scrunches down to make you comfy, but then bounces & springs back. But don’t worry… I shall keep you all updated via this blog during my pregnancy to let you all know how my pillow is doing so I can prove just how hard wearing it really is. Another good thing – it comes with a complimentary pillow case! So you can easily remove it to wash it. Which is always good, especially if like me you sometimes don’t remove your make up before bed. Panda eye transfer… it’s never a good look for any pillow!

Knowing I need to have a planned c-section – this pillow is going to come in so handy. It’ll be great for recovery. I wish I’d had last time. I can also see how this is going to be great for nursing too. I wonder if I can squeeze it in to my Hospital bag?

Sanggol offer free delivery & a full refund if you’re not 100% satisfied. But to be honest… I really can’t see that happening. I fell in love with it from my first cosy full nights sleep! I couldn’t be without it now.

You can follow Sanggol on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram to keep up to date on news & offers.

I’m planning on doing a YouTube video soon to give you another in depth looksie at this fab pillow.

Thank so much as usual for reading 🙂

I hope you’ve found this review useful!

Love & Huggles,

Hayley xxx

Charming Charms with Charmed Aroma

13 Dec

Hi folks,

The festive-ness is really building now here at Thorne Towers. I received the most gorgeous little package from Charmed Aroma.

Just in case you’re not familiar with Charmed Aroma… here’s a little background; Every Candle is hand poured with a high quality soy wax. Soy wax is known for giving candles a longer & cleaner burn. All of the jewellery is Sterling Silver & if you’re super lucky… you can find a stunning piece of jewellery up to the value of $5,000!!! I mean how exciting!? Shipping is also available in the UK, US, CAD, AUS, FR, GER, IT, SPAIN.

So… let’s get to the good stuff!

These candles are absolutely gorgeous! My candle is ‘Candy Cane‘. The fragrance is stunning. After only been lit for a few minutes, my lounge was filled with the most gorgeous Christmassy sweet scent. The candle itself is also really pretty, in a nice glass jar. It would make such a stunning gift. And the best part… you get a jewel inside! My candle is the ‘ring’ candle. The ring I found inside is really beautiful. As the candle burns & the wax begins to melt, a little parcel will appear. Once it’s totally free of wax – you can scoop it out with a teaspoon etc… then reveal your hidden treasure!

What a stunning treat!

I also received a Candy Cane Bath Bomb. I so enjoyed running myself a relaxing bath & then finding my treat inside.

The Sterling Silver necklace I found inside is so pretty… perfect for wearing with a festive outfit on a night out. The bath bomb smelled so nice & filled the bathroom with a gorgeous scent. The bath bomb was really mild too & left my skin feeling really soft. This would make a fab stocking filler! What an amazing treat to buy someone. You can view my reveal video on my Instagram page.

If you head on over to their website you will find a gorgeous selection of scents & the types of jewellery you can find hidden within. This is not just another scented candle… it’s a candle with a little extra charm hidden within. I love them. Literally the perfect present!

The beautiful candles & bath bombs would make stunning gifts for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Birthday’s etc…

If you head on over to their website & use coupon code: HAYLEY10 you’ll be given 10% off. But please note that this will only be valid for 1 month.

Thanks so much as always for reading!

Love & Huggles,

Hayley xxx

Fragrant Florals

27 Jun


Hi folks,

I’ve been lucky enough to have the chance to test & try more gorgeous goodies from Crabtree & Evelyn. Right now we’re in the throws of Summer & all you can think of is beautiful beach days & gorgeous picnics in the countryside surrounded by stunning fragrant flowers. Well, both of these products will have you feeling like you’re surrounded by lots of luxurious, highly scented flowers. Imagine a sweet flowery field.

Ventian Violet Body Cream

I’ve been using this body cream each morning after my shower. It’s really thick & luxurious. I’d always choose a cream over a lotion as I have quite dry skin & I always feel that cream moisturises my skin so much more. The smell is so gorgeous & quite subtle as there are vanilla tones mixed in to give a lovely sweet scent. For me this is a perfect pampering, luxury product. The jar is glass & simply lovely. Everything about it screams class & sophistication. It’d look divine sat on any vanity unit.

The benefits to this cream are:

  • Dermatologist tested and approved
  • Leaves skin intensely re-hydrated
  • Contains exclusive Tri-Oil blend

Also, for a 200g glass jar you’d normally pay £30… but right now there is a HUGE sale on their website where you can grab this little beauty for just £18!!! You could treat yourself without feeling guilty that you’ve over splurged! Or you could stock up & save for Christmas as gifts. Perhaps the secret Santa at work? It’d be crazy to miss out on such a bargain.

Florentine Freesia Body Lotion

This body lotion is actually a limited edition product, making this a fab gift for someone… I mean who doesn’t love the exclusivity of having something ‘limited edition’? I used this lotion before bedtime to give my skin (especially on my arms) a little more hydration. I find that the summer weather tends to dry my skin out a lot – especially on my arms & the backs of my hands. There’s a lovely little hint of oranges & pears too – lovely to be wrapped in a light fresh scent for bedtime.

This lotion also has the added benefits of:

  • Trio Oil Blend
  • Rich in omega fatty acids, vitamins & antioxidants to nourish skin all over
  • Formulated without colour, mineral oil, parabens, phthalates or propylene glycol

Again… this little beauty is also on offer right now! So instead of paying £24, you’ll only pay £14.40!!! Again… treat yourself… your best friend… everyone!

Across the Crabtree & Evelyn website they have up to 40% off selected items, but, be quick as stock is shifting fast & this sale can’t last forever. There are some utterly gorgeous bargains to be had!!!

Have fun shopping!

Thanks so much for reading as always,

Love & Huggles,

Hayley xxx