Three Item’s I’m Loving Which Make Me Feel Good About Myself

Like a lot of women out there I suffer badly with self-confidence and I’m forever beating myself down about things, be it what I look like, how I’m not working hard enough, or working too much. With self-care being the big thing at the moment I’ve been trying to find more things in live which make me feel better about myself and while we shouldn’t rely on material possessions they can be great to give us a boost and make us feel better. Here are three things which have been making me feel better over recent weeks.

No More Taboo Monthly Hugs Box

Did you know that in the UK women spend over £3,500 on sanitary products and use over 11,00 pads or tampons in their lives which creates over 150kg of landfill waste? This figure in itself really shocked me which is why ‘No More Taboo’ really spoke to me as they sell alternative, sustainable sanitary products and then invest 100% of their profits into charitable projects to help tackle the taboos surrounding menstruation and sanitation.

The monthly hugs box* includes monthly treats to help with your period and includes products from small businesses selected to help with your mind and body, and of course some chocolate. In the box I received there were some organic teas in calming rose and lavender flavours, some coconut and lucuma chocolate, a relaxing sea salt candle, a vegan lemon skin balm and a nutrition guide with summer recipes in.

Knowing that just by getting the box you’re helping others is enough to make me feel better.

Chaffree Underwear

Now a lot of women regardless of size will know the pain of chaffing, especially when it’s warm and muggy and how much it can ruin a nice day out because you just can’t walk on. Lots of people talk about creams, oils, and powders which you can rub between your legs but I don’t like the idea of having to top this up when it inevitably runs out as that’s no fun, but this is where Chaffree* come in with this comfortable underwear.

They might just look like girl boxers but they’re the perfect length to cover that annoying bit between your legs which leads to chaffing and thankfully as the material is so soft they’re really comfortable to wear especially for those long days out and about. When I first received my pair I thought that they’d be really warm as they seemed a bit like bicycle shorts but they didn’t leave me feeling warm and sweaty at all.

Under a skirt or floaty dress, these are perfect and you can choose from a range of colours so you can match it to what you’ll wear it with so they won’t stand out. The underwear ranges from size 6 right up to size 36, so it’s not a brand just advertised at plus size woman, they cater for everyone, even men! Grab your pair here!

Xtava Twist Curling Wand

As I’m trying to grow out my fringe I’m finding my hair is getting on my nerves and I am just not happy with the way it looks so anything which can make my hair look better is a god send to me. I’ve never been one for curling my hair but at a wedding earlier this year a friend curled my hair and I actually loved how it looked so it seemed only right to get my own curling wand* to see if I can replicate the look at home. The answer was kind of. The ceramic barrel of the wand is tapered which means you can use the larger end for beach waves and looser curls and the smaller end for more defined and tighter curls which is a great addition.

The digital temperature control lets you choose between 22 settings and thankfully the smart feature includes a cool tip, if it didn’t I know I’d have burnt myself by now. Despite being just £20 the wand also comes with a swivel cord to make plugging it in easy, a heat resistant glove incase you’re prone to burning yourself and a travel case.

You can win your own curling wand by entering the competition below. The competition is open to all UK residents and entries must be received by 3rd October. The winner will be contacted directly by the PR sending out the prize. Good luck!

Win the xtava Twist Curling Wand #6

September 7, 2017
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33 Comments

  • Reply Jen

    I see Pukka teas! Which I adore. I like the idea of the No More Taboo box, I imagine it would be something my teen daughter would like. She always seems to have a rough time of it, so every little helps.

    Loving the wand though. Last Friday I had a rare night out, it was our 8th wedding anniversary. I spent ages trying to get my hair in to wavy curls. But got so frustrated. My tongs are good, but I hate it when you snag your hair and it just feels like you’re pulling it all out. I need a wand!

    September 7, 2017 at 1:02 pm
  • Reply five little doves

    Oh those monthly hug boxes sound amazing! The items which make me feel good are my dressing gown! I swear it’s like a magic cloak of comfort, it takes away all of my worries and stress!

    September 7, 2017 at 6:10 pm
  • Reply Sarah Bailey

    Chaffree are amazing, aren’t they! I love mine they really do make such a difference to comfort and they don’t feel warm (which for the length I thought they might).

    September 7, 2017 at 7:24 pm
  • Reply Nichola - Globalmouse

    Oooh I love the sound of the hug boxes, what a nice thing to treat yourself with, lovely.

    September 7, 2017 at 8:31 pm
  • Reply Stephanie Merry

    I’ve not heard of chaffree before, but they sound like a fab solution to that horrible chaffing problem in the heat x

    September 8, 2017 at 9:47 am
  • Reply Mummy Times Two

    That curling wand sounds amazing. I’ve been thinking about investing in one so will definitely check it out x

    September 8, 2017 at 10:55 am
  • Reply Baby Isabella

    My mummy could do with a new curling wand as hers isn’t working properly. They are great for transforming looks! The hugs box sounds nice too

    September 8, 2017 at 11:58 am
  • Reply Rebecca Smith

    The monthly hugs box sounds great, I will definitely have to pick one up!

    September 8, 2017 at 8:13 pm
  • Reply melissa major

    monthly hugs box sounds brilliant! I need to get one for myself

    September 8, 2017 at 9:21 pm
  • Reply Tanya Brannan

    I am a staunch chafree girl and never leave home without them, they are a great invention! I love the sound of the curling wand. I will be entering as I don’t own a curling implement and would love to try it! Xxx

    September 8, 2017 at 10:51 pm
  • Reply Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

    Wow the No More Taboo box sounds amazing! We all need our monthly hugs 🙂 The curling wand is an amazing price!

    September 9, 2017 at 6:20 am
  • Reply LaaLaa

    I like the sound of this box, so different but one that I no doubt need right now x

    September 9, 2017 at 6:20 am
  • Reply han

    That sounds like one subscription box I would actually use! I love the idea behind it

    September 9, 2017 at 11:29 am
  • Reply Jenni

    I’ve seen these monthly hug boxes advertised and they look fab. The wand is a great giveaway too x

    September 9, 2017 at 1:44 pm
  • Reply Lynne Harper

    I absolutely love the sound of this box, I’m a sucker for treat boxes but even more so for something like it, great idea x

    September 9, 2017 at 6:26 pm
  • Reply Olivia Thristan

    I’ve been so tempted to purchase that monthly hug box so many times, it sounds like the perfect pick me up! 🙂

    September 9, 2017 at 6:34 pm
  • Reply MELANIE EDJOURIAN

    The curling wand sounds great. It sounds like it’s well priced too which is good.

    September 9, 2017 at 6:39 pm
  • Reply Jenny

    I love the sound of the No More Taboo box, really love a sub box just for me!

    September 9, 2017 at 9:48 pm
  • Reply Nayna Kanabar

    Pukka tea my favourite brand , they do so many delicious flavours.

    September 9, 2017 at 10:21 pm
  • Reply Madeeha

    I am loving this wand. It looks very nice and sturdy.

    September 10, 2017 at 7:37 pm
  • Reply Laura

    I’m astounded by how much we apparently spend on sanitary products! A monthly hug box is a great idea as I end up panic buying similar items.

    September 11, 2017 at 5:48 am
  • Reply Colette

    Sounds like you’ve found a great collection of products there.

    September 12, 2017 at 8:33 pm
  • Reply Sheena Batey

    Nail varnish and blusher are my go to products that make me feel better about myself.

    September 14, 2017 at 10:26 am
  • Reply Stevie

    I have Cetraben for dry skin. It’s really good for the skin.

    September 14, 2017 at 10:56 am
  • Reply Jayne Townson

    I love putting on some make up, a new top and having my hair done and that always makes me feel better about myself.

    September 14, 2017 at 3:17 pm
  • Reply Lorna Ledger

    I love Olay cc cream, it makes my skin glow, coconut oil for all sorts of things, and tee tree oil for healing x

    September 16, 2017 at 12:33 pm
  • Reply Judy Kennedy

    A beauty balm with an apricot tinge. Used to get a great one from Tesco but they discontinued it it was like Clarins. It was so good and so affordable. I like a balm and always on the look out for different versions as I feel naked without it. Stops me looking grey

    September 16, 2017 at 3:33 pm
  • Reply kirsty

    I really like the curling wand! To me being able to feel good is just having my hair done and maybe a nice relaxing bath after having my daughter all day! x

    September 18, 2017 at 10:45 am
  • Reply sandy ralph

    the No More Taboo box sounds just wonderful ! We all need hugs

    October 1, 2017 at 6:26 pm
  • Reply JULIE WARD

    Molton Brown shower gel and shower lotion

    October 2, 2017 at 7:18 pm
  • Reply Kirsty Woods

    Mascara as it makes me feel a little bit girly, even if that is all i have time to put on 🙂

    October 3, 2017 at 1:43 pm
  • Reply Teresa sheldon

    E45 cream love it use it all over keeps my skin lovely

    October 3, 2017 at 3:45 pm
  • Reply sarah leaning

    A lovely scented bath cream makes me feel good about myself .

    October 3, 2017 at 10:21 pm
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