InstaNatural Hyaluronic Acid Serum

InstaNatural Hyaluronic Acid SerumOver the last few weeks I’ve been trying out InstaNatural Hyaluronic Acid Serum.  My routine has been to use it each morning after cleansing my face and before putting on my moisturiser.

It’s an anti-ageing serum that packs quite a punch.  Here are the details of the active ingredients:

  •  A professional formula of anti-aging ingredients,  such as Vitamin C, Green Tea, Jojoba Oil, and other antioxidants, to rejuvenate your skin to give you healthy, more youthful appearance.
  •  Made with a blend of natural and organic ingredients. There are no parabens, fragrances, additives or alcohol.  It’s also suitable for vegans.
  • The Hyaluronic Acid Serum has been developed to deliver immediate moisture and nourishment to the skin, creating a more youthful and vibrant look with a softer feel and leaving you with a radiant and glowing complexion.
  •  Formulated to plump up the skin, fill in fine lines and wrinkles, reduce the appearance of dark circles and decrease puffiness under the eyes.

It’s a really easy product to use.  I found it went on very easily and was quickly absorbed.  I did find it was a bit difficult to use the dropper at times as the serum is so thick.  This wasn’t really a problem though as I used the dropper like a stick to get the serum out.  It left my skin feeling wonderful.  I tend to cleanse my face two hours before I get ready to leave the house, so this was the only product on my skin during this time each morning.  I was impressed by how hydrated my skin felt.

Living Room Makeover Ideas for Less

Is your living room looking a bit bland or cluttered? Is it going unused? Would you like to make it a bit more inviting but you don’t have a lot of cash to spend on it? It’s actually a lot easier to liven up a room on very little money than you might think. Here’s how.

Suites

living room makeover ideas for lessChanging up the furniture in the room can be a good place to start. If your old lounges are falling apart, consider replacing them with something more modern. Begin by investigating leather couches and lounge suites from a specialist outlet like Super Amart and weigh your options from there. Have a style for the room in mind before you go shopping and do a bit of research online.

Light

Light is another way to change up your living room. This is something not a lot of people think about because people don’t want glare on their TV screens but, if you go about it the right way, you can avoid that entirely. Casting the right light in the room will make it feel larger and airier without making it hard to catch up on your favourite shows. You can accomplish this through placement of lamps for the evenings and thinner curtains over the windows during the day to let natural light in.

Personality

Another way to give your living room a makeover is to start inserting a few personal touches. Have some fun with patterns. You can get new covers for your lounges that will give them some charm – the same goes for cushions. What about the walls? Open the room up further with a mirror or maybe some decorations – art, a shelf to hold a small plant, a framed poster of your favourite film… whatever you like! Don’t be afraid to add more you; this is your home, after all.

Create a Space

You could even consider changing part of the room into something else entirely. Create a reading nook near a window with a comfy chair and a bookcase, or invent a new miniature home office area with a large open-front cupboard acting as a desk and a comfortable chair in place of the traditional desk chair.

living roomFlooring

The floor is another area that gets overlooked an awful lot and it’s an area that’s so easy to spruce up! All you need to add is an eye-catching rug. That’s it! Find a nice shape, size and style that doesn’t break your budget or the room’s aesthetic and throw it in there. Rugs, if chosen properly, can become the focal point of any room they’re placed in. You’d be surprised how much of a difference they can make and they’ll protect your carpet too!

Giving your living room a makeover seems like a really expensive project but, if you’re thrifty and plan ahead, it doesn’t have to be at all. Work with what you’ve got and make it work as best you can before you start branching out into more expensive territory. What are your favourite living room makeover tips? Share them in the comments below.

Marley Spoon

Meal pack from Marley SpoonMarley Spoon is a bespoke recipe kit delivery service that launched in the UK in December. Each week, there are seven new dishes to choose from, created by a team of professional chefs. Marley Spoon have also created a special Valentine’s Day kit (starting at £26) so that you can impress your loved ones with a home-cooked meal. The kit even comes complete with rose petals to decorate!

I was surprised by the range of recipes available and it’s  amazing to think that this will change each week.  Many of the recipes are globally inspired and use ingredients that might not be that easy to source if you were buying in your local supermarket.  It’s very easy to order and you get your kit delivered by courier.  They make sure it’s kept nice and cool during the delivery process and my food was still cold to the touch when it was received.

We tried the glazed salmon with wasabi peanut potatoes and bok choi. 

Tonight’s dinner:Glazed salmon with wasabi peanut potatoes & bok choi #marleyspooning

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My husband cooked this one for us.  He padded it out slightly with some rice.  This wasn’t because the portions were stingy, in fact I thought they were pretty generous, and I have a hearty appetite, but we were sharing our 2 portions with a 7-year-old. We liked that it tells you on the recipe card (and on the website when you are ordering) key details like: cooking time; any allergens in the dish like whether it contains nuts; calories per portion; and there’s even a wine recommendation.  The only thing missing was the temperature for baking the salmon in the oven.  However, if you have any queries there is a cooking hotline, which is open from Wednesday to Saturday from 5pm to 8pm.

Tonight’s dinner: Pork Nasi Goreng #marleyspooning

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I cooked the Devonshire pork nasi goreng.  What I particularly liked about this dish is that it gave me the chance to try out new ingredients like ketjap manis and mirin without having to source a supplier and buy a big bottle of something that I might not use again.  It really was delicious and we will probably make this again if we can find the things we need to make it.  If there is a downside, it is a bit pricey at £9 per meal, but the packs are carefully put together and good quality ingredients are used.  There is quite a lot of packaging involved too, but a lot of it is recyclable and the insulation used to keep the food cold in transit is compostable. Marley Spoon is well worth considering for a special home cooked meal or just for trying out something new and different.

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