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  1. How Do Period Pants Work? Can They Save Money?

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    In recent months I have been converted to the many benefits of period pants!  For a good year or more, I had seen period pants popping up everywhere on social media newsfeeds and even in High Street stores.  I’d been curious to try them for a while, but somehow only got to buying myself a few pairs just over six months ago.  Now I’ve been using them monthly for six months I’m in a good position to explain how period pants work,  what are the benefits of period pants and what are the disadvantages.  Plus, we’ll explore how they can save you money and time, two of my favourite benefits so far!  I’ll delve into exactly how much my period pants are saving me each year and how popular period pant company WUKA has just released a revolutionary product, WUKA Stretch, for those who have no idea what size to order!  Buckle in and get ready for your ultimate guide to period pants and whether they’re right for you!

  2. What Is Awin?

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    If you want to make money blogging then you may have read about bloggers using Awin to earn a passive income from their online blogs and social media accounts.  However, you might not know what Awin actually is!  Fear not!  Today I am going to explain to you what Awin is and how you can use their platform to monetise your blogs or make money from social media.  So what is Awin?  How does Awin work? How can you use Awin to make money from a website or a blog?  We'll explore all these questions and more in this Awin review.

  3. Yvette Clothing Running Sports Bra + Leggings Review (Recycled Range)

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    Made with 75% recycled polyester, saving plastic bottles from the ocean, is the Yvette recycled Echo range any good for running or yoga?

    I’ve been testing the Yvette eco-friendly sportswear Echo range recently, putting their recycled sports bras and running leggings to the test to see how they perform.  Read on for my Yvette clothing review to see what I think.

  4. Lekto Nestro Softwood Logs review (+ discount code)

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    Lekto has recently added a new wood fuel to their product range and I’ve been testing them to see how they perform in our log-burning stove.  Lekto is marketing the Nestro Softwood Logs as a simplified approach to quickly heating your room or house.  So, I’ve put them to the test and I’ll share my findings in this post slong with a Lekto Woodfuels Discount Code!

  5. review: £5 welcome bonus + make free cash

    Posted on is a new website similar to 20Cogs if you’ve used that before, however, you have to complete at least 15 tasks instead of 20 to cash out.  There are lots of different offers that give you cashback when you complete them, from answering survey questions to signing up for free or cheap trials, to entering competitions.  You have to complete at least 15 cashback tasks, one from each level, and then you’ll be able to cashout your cashback earnings in 15 days!

  6. Flexispot adjustable standing desk review

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    PR sample.  Thank you to Flexispot who have sent us a gifted desk of our choice for our new garden office - all words and opinions our own.

    We’ve recently received our Flexispot L-shaped standing desk which is a bit of a game changer for us.  In this article I’ll tell you a little bit about why this has made such a difference to the way we work and how it has helped us both physically and mentally. 

  7. Tulipshare review: £10 free credit for new customers

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    Collaboration with Tulipshare.

    Have you ever wished you could have a voice in how a retail company is run?  Do you wish Amazon would treat their warehouse workers better or Coca-Cola would use 100% recycled plastic packaging?  Well, now you can.  

    I was invited to try out Tulipshare and share my honest experience.  Discover how easy it is to sign up on the platform and what sort of investor activism you can expect.  Plus, you can currently get £10 free credit as a new customer (subject to terms and conditions).  Read on to learn how.

    What is Tulipshare?

    Tulipshare is a stock trading platform with a difference.  Rather than simply investing in stocks and hoping your money will grow, you can now invest in a number of campaigns which aim to change corporate governance for the greater good.  

    Tulipshare is a new activist investment platform allowing individual retailer investors to have a voice and voting rights. By pooling together individual shareholders, whose investments could haveotherwise be too small individually to have such rights, Tulipshare investors can be united  together to have their say in creating more ethical and environmentally friendly businesses.  

    Supporting Tulipshare activist investing campaigns

    Shareholders pool together to support specific campaigns which are designed to make a change.  Tulipshare users can choose to support an existing campaign or suggest a new idea to the founders.

    Current campaigns include:

    • Ensure fair and safe working environments for Amazon warehouse workers

    • Demand Johnson & Johnson stop global sales of cancer-causing products

    • Demand that Apple adopt fair and accessible right to repair policies

    • Produce plastic bottles made from 100% recycled material (Coca-Cola)

    • Stop JPMorgan Chase's investments in fossil fuels

    • Fight for racial equity at Salesforce


    Tulipshare review

    To experience the platform for myself, I signed up for a Tulipshare account to learn how the platform works and how to support one of their current activist campaigns.

    How easy is it to sign up for a Tulipshare account?

    First I downloaded the Tulipshare app, but at the time of writing (April 2022) it’s still being built, so you can’t sign up using the app at the moment.  You can leave your email address in the app to be notified when it’s up and running.

    So, I signed up using the desktop version of Tulipshare instead. Their homepage states it takes two minutes to sign up and it really does!  All I had to do was enter my email and choose a password and I was on the website.  I then completed my registration by entering my name, phone number, date of birth, address, national insurance number and work status.  

    It really was all very quick and my account was verified and set up in two minutes, just like they say!

    How do I deposit into my Tulipshare account?

    Once your account has been verified (mine was almost instant), you can top up your Tulipshare account with funds to start investing.  Simply click on ‘Top up wallet’ on the dashboard and you’ll see bank account details for your Tulipshare account.  You can then send yourself some funds.

    I tested this by topping up just £1 at first to see what happened.  It wasn’t instant but only took around 5 minutes for the funds to reach my Tulipshare account. I knew because Tulipshare emailed me saying “Your money has been deposited into your Tulipshare account and is ready to be converted into US dollars so that you can begin investing.”  This is because their trading platform and securities are in US dollars.  Once the funds have cleared, there will be an option on the dashboard to convert the funds into US dollars.

    Supporting a Tulipshare campaign

    Once your funds are converted into dollars, you can choose to support one of the campaigns.  I decided to support the campaign ‘Ensure fair and safe working environments for Amazon warehouse workers.’

    There have been numerous reports of unfair working conditions and pay in the Amazon warehouses with undercover reporters revealing what it’s really like to work in the Amazon warehouses.  

    And, if you think it’s just an issue in Amazon warehouses in other countries… think again.   There are issues in UK Amazon warehouses too as Tulipshare reports “in Rugby, England, on average one ambulance was called each week to the Amazon warehouse which employed over 1,000 people.”  There are also stories of Amazon staff having to pee in bottles as they don’t have time to use the restroom.

    Jeff Bezos became much, much richer due to the pandemic, whilst many of his staff are paid very little and continued to work in unsafe working environments, according to many reports.

    We try to avoid shopping on Amazon as much as possible and prefer eBay as a similar marketplace, but occasionally there are things we can only find on Amazon, or sometimes we are given Amazon vouchers.  We’ve also found, more so in the past year, that even when we shop using eBay or other websites, our items are dispatched from an Amazon warehouse anyway!  

    So, even as we try to avoid supporting Amazon, we are still sometimes using their services unknowingly, sadly supporting the unethical treatment of their workers.  Because of this, I decided to support the Amazon campaign on Tulipshare which you can read more about here:

    I would never normally want to invest in a company I don’t believe in, but this is a way to try and make a positive change in a company such as Amazon.  Singly I can’t make a difference, but together with numerous other Tulipshare users, we can pool together our shares and actually have a voice to try and make a difference in how the company is run.

    Even if you would usually invest in a company like Amazon, isn’t it better to do it on a platform where you can have a chance to improve worker rights with your investment?

    The Tulipshare Amazon campaign aims to “provide an independent audit of warehouse workers wages and working conditions.”  Amazon is trying to exclude this from being a vote at their next AGM.

    Surely if Amazon were confident in their workers being in a safe environment and paid appropriately, then they would just have an independent audit to prove this?  To silence all their critics and prove them wrong?  

    How to support a Tulipshare campaign

    Anyway, I had deposited £1 and got £10 in free credit as a new customer as part of their current promotion for new signups.  I converted this to dollars and chose to support the Amazon campaign from the campaigns page.

    To support a campaign, simply enter the amount of shares you want to buy.  There is a Tulipshare fee, depending on the amount of money you want to invest. 

    And that’s it.

    It’s really easy to support a campaign.  Once you do, it means you now have shares (or a proportion of a share) in that company. Tulipshare will submit a shareholder proposal at the company once they have raised enough funds and continue pushing for change. 

    You can check your investment and see the campaigns you are supporting right from your dashboard.

    Get £10 free credit when you sign up for a Tulipshare account

    At the time of writing (April 2022), and ongoing for the foreseeable future, Tulipshare have a great signup offer for new customers.  Each new customer who successfully opens a verified account and deposits will receive a £10 credit.  This can be used on the platform to invest in one of the Tulipshare campaigns. 

    To qualify for the free £10 credit, you must not make a withdrawal for 90 days.  If you do withdraw within 90 days you will lose the £10 credit. Terms and conditions apply.

    As with all investment, your capital is at risk. Tulipshare Ltd. is an appointed representative of RiskSave Technologies Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN 775330).


  8. IMOU Cell 2 wireless smart security camera review

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    Today I’m going to be reviewing the ‘Cell 2’ from IMOU, a 4MP QHD security camera designed to protect your home, office or any other property type. We’ve been testing this product over the last few days to see how well it performs, what features it has and how it can help secure our home. We have experience with similar products on the market so it’s going to be interesting to see how this compares.

  9. Zebra ZSB Series ZSB-DP14 Thermal Label Printer Review + Giveaway

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    ZSB Series zsb-dp14 review

    #Ad. I was recently contacted by Zebra to test and review their ZSB Series thermal label printer. For the purpose of this review I was gifted the ZSB-DP14 design.

    Got a small business, home office or do you work from home?

    Read on to see how these thermal label printers can help organise your life, save time and keep your home office eco-friendly at the same time!

  10. Save money at the supermarket with coupon app GreenJinn

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    My phone is filled with receipt snapping apps, supermarket coupon apps and UK cashback apps.  I absolutely love them!  They help me to save money on our weekly food shopping bills and some of them even put cash back into my pocket.  One of my favourite grocery cashback / coupon apps is called GreenJinn.  In this blog post I will share my review of the free money-saving GreenJinn app.

  11. FFS review: limited edition Lily razor and special offer

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    This week FFS very kindly sent me their new limited edition Lily razor handle to check out.  It’s a new chrome silver and teal blue handle which is engraved with my name!  I’m already a big fan of Friction Free Shaving (FFS) and both me and my husband use their razors and are signed up to their razor subscription.  FFS also help us in our quest to make our bathroom zero-waste and to reduce single-use items.  In this blog post I will explain how the FFS subscription works and why it’s an eco-friendly option.  Read on for my newest FFS razor review.

  12. AuCuTee baby soothing sounds machine review

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    I’m back today with my second review of an AuCuTee sound machine product.  Not long ago I was sent a sleep therapy white noise machine which seemed predominantly aimed at adults, but today I have their soothing sounds machine which is aimed at babies and small children. 

    Whilst I no longer have a baby, I do have a three year old and six year old.  My six year old daughter, Bella, still soothes herself to sleep with music.  Quite often she is able to fall asleep without aid, but she usually wakes at least once per night and I hear her turn her comforting music on to drift back off again. 

    I thought this product could be perfect for her, or even my younger son, so was happy to review.  

    AuCuTee Baby Soothing Sounds Machine Review

    I’ve been using the soothing sound machine yesterday and today since it arrived to test it out and gather my thoughts and first impressions.  As I sit here typing this, I have it sat on my desk playing lullabies so I can test out the voice activation feature.

    It has many great functions that I’ll share with you here:

  13. Diggerland Devon review

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    Today (07.07.2018) we were lucky to have a complimentary visit to Diggerland in Devon.  It’s a place I’d somehow never heard of before until I saw a tweet about it just a few weeks ago.  Most people I have told about our visit haven’t heard of it either.  I find that surprising as they have four locations throughout the UK.  As we’re in the south west of England the closest location to us was just over a one and a half hour drive from Gloucestershire to Devon.  To be fair we haven’t yet holidayed in Devon as a family so that could be why we were none the wiser about its existence.  In this blog post I will share my honest review of Diggerland in Devon. 

  14. Food review: kick off a healthy new you with loose leaf green teas from The Tea Makers

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    It’s that time of the year when everyone starts making New Year’s resolutions and for the most part people aim to lead a healthier lifestyle in the upcoming year.  One great way to do this is to upgrade your usual daily coffee or regular tea for a healthier green tea instead.  Green teas are full of health benefits and loaded with anti–oxidants.  Plus, if you think you’ve tried green tea because you’ve simply purchased a box of tea bags from a supermarket, think again.