When it comes to reading glasses, I choose Sight Station because their styles are trendy, fun and fashionable. When the store I used to buy them from closed its doors, I contacted the lovely people at Sight Station to ask where my nearest stockist was. Not only did they reply oh-so-promptly, they also sent me a couple of pairs to try out.
Sight Station have styles to please even the fussiest wearer - round ones, square ones, classy ones, preppy ones .... do have a look at their website. They are ... well... spectacular ! You will find something you love, I promise!
Remember, specs change the way you see the world and the way the world sees you
Some fun facts about eyes
Have you heard of the Wicked Gummy Co? No? Well that will soon change. The company launched recently with an initial range of five vegan nutritional gummies. I'm a great fan of vitamin supplements and was delighted when the company kindly sent me all five products to test and review. After trying them for a few weeks I can say without hesitation that I won't be going back to my other brand again. Wicked Gummy - you rock!
Each bottle contains 60 gummy pieces equating to 30 daily servings. Getting - and staying - healthy has never been so easy! Even better, they taste delicious.
The products are:
The Hair, Skin and Nails Gummy (mixed berry flavour)
The beauty gummy contains high levels of biotin and vitamins A, E and C, key vitamins in contributing to the maintenance of healthy hair, skin and nails. RRP £19.99
The Happy Tummy Gummy (yogurt flavour)
This probiotic contains 1 billion CFU healthy bacteria in each serving. The Happy Tummy Gummy promotes healthy balance of gut bacteria to benefit digestive health and immune function. RRP £21.99
The Peaceful Zzzzzz Gummy (passion fruit flavour)
A sleep aid containing 5-HTP, L-theanine, passsiflower and veteran root extract. These are all great in low doses for helping reduce insomnia, anxiety and improving mood. RRP £23.99
The Multi Vitamin Gummy (lemon flavour)
This gummy contains the range of vitamins A-E, as well as minerals that support the immune system, fertility and cognitive function. RRP £14.99
The Vitamin D Sunshine Gummy (orange flavour)
A gummy containing 1000% recommended minimum intake of Vitamin D. This vitamin contributes to the health of bones, teeth, muscles and the immune system. RRP £19.99
A major benefit of gummies is that you chew them rather than swallow them, which some people don't like doing, or find it difficult to do. But remember, to get maximum benefit from vitamins, you have to take them regularly, one every so often won't do anything for you!
Products are sold online at Wicked Gummy and on Amazon. What are you waiting for?
The lovely people at INIKA don't compromise on quality or performance. Better still, as far as I'm concerned, their products are 100% naturally derived and cruelty free. None are tested on animals or contain ingredients which are a result of animal cruelty. They sent me samples of their Bold Lash Vegan Mascara, Curvy Lash Vegan Masacara and The Mascara, which I was happy to test.
I found that this gives a great boost to lashes. It is cranberry water based and has a tapered wand which easily provides a good amount of coverage to the inner and outer part of the lash line. Rich in Magnolia Bark extract, Vitamin E and Sunflower Oil it makes lashes look glossy in appearance and great news! no clumping or flaking as I have found to be the case with so many brands. It's ideal for sensitive eyes and for those searching for a mascara rich in nourishing certified organic ingredients. The Mascara really is...The One! (£27)
The World's first Certified Organic and Vegan mascara with the highest percentage of Certified Organic ingredients - 71%.
Bold Lash Vegan Mascara
Wow, dramatic! This deeply pigmented formula glides on smoothly, instantly amplifying lashes by coating every one with glossy black pigment. Even for those with sparser lashes this helps give a voluminous appearance AND it protects lashes too while the large brush separates and coats individual lashes. It contains certified organic Magnolia Bark, Vitamin E and Sunflower Oil. (£27)
Curvy Lash Vegan Mascara
With a plant-based, smudge-proof formula and a purpose-built curling wand, this mascara coats every lash evenly. Enriched with certified organic Carnauba Wax and Vitamin E, this curling mascara does as it says and flares out lashes holding them in place with a deep dose of pigment. (£25)
Did you know, INIKA'S organic make-up range has won a plethora of awards - over 35 in total - for product excellence and innovation, beating big name brands in open categories. If you are eco-conscious, it makes sense to choose INIKA for 100% natural, ethical cosmetics.
All INIKA products are 100% naturally derived, Certified Vegan & Cruelty Free.
Portugal: Fusion Fitness at Palacio Estoril Golf Resort & Spa
Fulfil your wellness goals on Portugal's Estoril coast. With a warm, dry climate, scenic views and a team of specialist trainers and therapists, finding motivation to restore your health is only a hop, skip and jump away. Recover from beach circuits, resistance and cardio training in the Asian-inspired spa.
Turkey: Fusion Fitness at Six Senses Kaplankaya
Improve your stamina by blending high intensity training with soothing spa treatments while experiencing the rich beauty and culture of this destination. There are activities to suit all abilities and tastes including yin yoga, mountain biking, scuba diving and hiking.
Cyprus: Fusion Fitness at Aphrodite Hills
Kick-start your fitness goals among the charming beaches and rolling hills of Cyprus, by creating a personal fitness regime that suits your body type. Power walk along the coast before boosting your metabolism with strengthening TRX training. For the perfect recovery, soothe your muscles and release tensions with therapeutic treatments adjacent to fragrant gardens.
Portugal: Fusion Fitness at Monchique Resort & Spa
Boost your energy levels in the enchanting woodlands and stunning Monchique mountains of the Algarve. Choose from a range of personalised activities from boot camp training, yoga, Pilates and walking tours. Enhance your physical endurance and reach a new level of consciousness.
Italy: Fusion Fitness at Forte Village
Stay in shape and try a new sports discipline in Sardinia, including boxing, fencing, triathlon courses or wreck diving. There's a choice of al fresco training throughout the 47 acres of natural surroundings, a multi-faceted gym, yoga, tennis and cycling.
For more information on these and more fitness breaks see Health and Fitness Travel.
Sleep is almost a luxury in today's busy world. According to the Sleep Council, 30% of us suffer from sleep problems predominantly caused by stress and worry. Poor sleep hygiene including watching TV (38%) or checking emails (14%) is partially to blame. On the bright side, the 50 million+ downloads of sleep storytelling apps such as Calm and Headspace reveal a shift from awareness to action. People are now embracing the art of a good night's sleep as part of a wider self-care regime.
Inspired by the art of sleep storytelling, Magnetic North Travel identifies three themes that put travellers at the centre stage of their own sleep story.
Re-learn the art of going to bed - As adults, we may have forgotten the value of a bedtime routine to help boost sleep quality. Magnetic North is inspiring travellers to explore new routines and rituals to aid deep slumber. How about a sauna at twilight or Nordic spa routine practised at a Finnish lakeside cabin?
Immerse in nature -Sleep improvement apps often evoke nature in words or sound. The scent of the forest, the sound of water and quality of air support the process of drifting into a deep sleep. Magnetic North encourages travellers to learn new ways to seek rejuvenation in Nordic nature and bring home good habits to compliment usage of a sleep app.
Nurture an active mind - New experiences and settings have the power to chase away worries that keep us awake. Magnetic North helps travellers engage with their surroundings through its Deep Sleep programme, that could mean meeting locals, learning a new foodie skill or embarking on a bicycle or boat trip.
Introducing: Finnish Lakeland as a Deep Sleep destination
Magnetic North's MD Laura Greenman says, “Europe's largest lake district has two national parks and countless cottages, houseboats and wilderness cabins, many with lakeside sauna. This southerly Finnish region can help relax body and mind by combining time spent outdoors with Finland's sauna culture. We've partnered with Visit Finland to bring together a selection of Deep Sleep itineraries.
Short spa break in a Nordic houseboat
Embrace the soothing waters of Finland's largest lake, Lake Saimaa on a 4-day spa break. Home is a spacious Nordic-style houseboat with views across the bay next to spa Hotel Jarvisydan. Enjoy the delights of a traditional Nordic spa experience located just a short walk from the jetty as well as forest bathing and slow tours by boat and SUP.
Luxury Bear Hide Cabin
Holed up in the Bear Hide cabin guests can drift off to sleep safely with the added comfort of birdsong piped in from the surrounding wilderness. New wildlife watching cabins have floor-to-ceiling windows, stylish Nordic interior and views across lakes, fells and forests.
Cycling from capital city to national park
Helsinki is a green and sustainable capital city emphasising the importance of keeping nature within a 15-minute walk, bike ride or train journey. Nuuksio National Park has well-marked trails snaking through pine forest and colourful coastal villages. Experience the best of Southern Finland's scenery at your own pace on a self-guided e-bike tour.
Food for mind and body
Uncover the secrets of Finnish cuisine on a holiday designed to rediscover cooking from scratch. The guesthouse hopping tour takes amateur chefs to Karelia on the Finnish-Russian border. Learn about the secret ingredients behind Finland's rye bread and cake making. Your foodie hosts will share tips and tricks.
Self-drive journey into the heart of Lakeland
Follow the road less travelled into the heart of Finnish Lakeland, where design villas, log cabins, foodie farm stays and spa retreats showcase the best of Nordic outdoor culture. Sleep well with slow adventures by day, sauna experiences at twilight and comfortable beds, guaranteed to enable you to have a deep slumber.