True to cliche, my January list of new things includes a fitness challenge and a healthy treat alternative. I have to say though, I’m really loving them both! Have a peek at some of the new things we got up to this month and you’ll even have the chance to win one of them for yourself!
1.Oppo Ice Cream
Although I am always looking to cut down on my sugar intake, I am not always a fan of ‘healthy alternative’ desserts. Sometimes ‘low calorie’ just means they’re full of artificial sweeteners and they taste like, well, artificial sweeteners.
However, done right, a healthy alternative can be a brilliant thing; It has all of the taste without all of the calories. This is definitely the case with the Oppo ice cream I was sent to review. Made with virgin coconut oil, stevia leaf and fresh milk, Oppo has 60% less sugar than regular ice cream and far fewer calories. The Columbian Chocolate and Hazelnut is rich, creamy deliciousness at only 43 calories a scoop. Mamma’s happy treat!
2. Walk 1000 Miles Challenge
Last year I walked the Yorkshire Three Peaks and this year I really fancied another walking challenge. I joined the #walk1000miles Facebook group for some inspiration and now I’m aiming for 100 miles a month for a total of 1,200 miles in 2018. I’ve just hit my first 100 miles with 5 days left of the month so so far so good!
3. No Dark Shadows
I have always had dark shadows under my eyes, but since I’ve had kids they’ve gotten worse. (I’m sure every person who has small people can relate!) When Know Cosmetics asked if I wanted to try out their new No Dark Shadows complexion enhancer I was keen to have a go.
No Dark Shadows comes in two tones, Wow Rosy Tone and Pizzazz Yellow Tone. The makeup is oil free and comes in a twist pen so it’s easy to apply and blend. As you can see below, it does really help cover the dark circles but I don’t think it does quite as well with my wrinkles. (I have no makeup on below my left eye and No Shadows below my right). It’s a bit thicker than my last under eye concealer and is longer lasting so I still have my under eyes covered at the end of the day.
No Dark Shadows is available for £12.50 from Lloyds Pharmacy.
4. Royal Armouries East Meets West Weekend
We have visited Royal Armouries in Leeds before, but we’ve never been for an event weekend. At the last minute we decided to visit for the East Meets West event and the kids loved it! The activities and shows were mostly free including origami making, a chance to play Chinese musical instruments, and even ancient martial arts demonstrations. We’re hoping to make it back for their Warrior Women event during February half term!
5. Pink Magazine
Sometimes after school a kid just needs a bit of fun! Lily was delighted to be sent a copy of PINK magazine for a bit of play and wind down time this week. PINK is designed for kids aged 4-9 and includes free gifts and stickers in every issue.
Lily’s issue came with a wand, a secret diary case, a notebook/diary and a Shopkins ring. She already has big plans for her secret diary. It’s probably a good thing her little brother can’t read much yet!
PINK is also filled with stories, crafts, puzzles, plenty of coulouring and even a baking activity! Many of Lily’s favourite toys were featured as well including Shopkins, Num Noms, My Little Pony, Hello Kitty, and Shimmer & Shine.
You can follow PINK magazine on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with their great competitions and enter to win a Kennedy Publishing Magazine Bundle below. The winner of our giveaway will receive a copy of all the latest issues of each of the following titles; Pink, Cute, Num Noms, Barbie, Hello Kitty, Love From and Cuddles.
I’d love to hear about anything new you tried this month! Let me know in the comments!
Post includes products sent for review.