In Support of the #LikeAGirl Campaign

When the information about the #LikeAGirl Campaign landed in my inbox, I knew that it was one that would strongly resonate with my daughter.

She left her primary school and went to a school where she knew no one save for one of her friends. She was also leaving the area she was familiar with and travelling alone on public transport to a school about 6 miles away. I was not afraid of her failing as I know her well – better than she knows herself but she was. She was afraid of failing to make friends, being judged, not coping with the huge amount of homework and assignments and loads of other things.

So, I for one and really glad that the #LikeAGirl Squad – Alesha Dixon,  of Britain’s Got Talent and Mis-teeq fame, accompanied by YouTube star, Hannah Witton and not-for-profit partner founder, Jane Kenyon from Girls Out Loud will share their own perseverance through failure stories via a series of podcasts and events, designed to mentor young women and inspire them to keep going.

Always #LikeAGirl Podcasts

Available from 6th September 2017 on itunes

Alesha Dixon, Hannah Witton and Jane Kenyon from Girls Out Loud host four weekly episodes tackling confidence issues and the dreaded, fear of failure. This Always #LikeAGirl Squad of inspirational women will share personal stories and nuggets of advice for young women, including;

  • Perseverance through failure
  • Inspirational role models
  • Overcoming a fear of failure
  • Confidence building techniques and career advice

Always #LikeAGirl film

To help shed light on the issue, and to inspire girls to keep going, Always has partnered with acclaimed director Lucy Luscombe to show how girls feel about failure, especially during puberty. The new Always #LikeAGirl video follows a group of girls through a normal school day. From school projects, to drama rehearsals, chess matches and more, the girls are seen in real-life situations that capture how daunting the fear of failure can be. As the girls face their fears, we watch them grow and build confidence. See the video and hear the rallying call for all girls to embrace failure as fuel by watching and sharing. The Always #LikeAGirl – Keep Going video can be found here

As part of the campaign, Always and the Always #LikeAGirl Squad are urging people to join the conversation on social media. Share a post, image or video to show how you try, fail, learn and KEEP GOING #LikeAGirl.

Jadyn has created her own video sharing why she feels so strongly about this campaign –

 

 

I just wanted to mention that we have not received any compensation for this post. It is a campaign that we feel strongly about and support wholeheartedly.  

Summer Fun with Gel-A-Peel

Being summer, we all need a good pair of shades. Even if we need it just for a little while with the sun hiding most of the time. And when we can use Gel-A-Peel to make it even more trendy, it’s all the more fun.

We were sent a Gel-A-Peel Accessory Kit to decorate our very own sunglasses and the children loved doing this.

The pack includes three Gel-A-Peel tubes, five tips, sixteen design templates, two pieces of accessory hardware and cleaning tool! New colours include Glow In The Dark and Pearly Pastel.

The pack is aimed at children aged 8+ but I do think that children aged around 6 can also join in the fun under adult supervision.

If you don’t know how it works, the set comes with some templates and gels to make 3D designs. So, you can make bracelets, earrings and of course decorate anything you want.

Use the templates to draw on with the gel and let it dry. You need to let it dry completely before you wear it or use or they can break.

The set also comes with a tray that has alphabets and emojis and you can create these to add to your creations.

Once dry – the creations are quite sturdy and don’t break unless you tug them really hard. Please don’t if you want to be wearing your bracelet for a while.

 

These sets allow for creativity and they are great for children. They are perfect for keeping children busy during the summer especially when you can’t get out because of the weather.

This pack is priced at £14.99 and has been a big hit in our home. Gel-A-Peel is available at all major retailers.

The New Lacura Suncare Range from Aldi

The weather hasn’t exactly been the kind where you need to slap the sunscreen on, has it? But if you’ve been on holiday or will be going on holiday to sunnier climes, you’ll probably need some. For affordable holiday sun creams – check to Lacura.

Lacura from Aldi is the new range of suncreams/sprays for the whole family.

We were sent a range of products to try and when we managed to find some sunny days out we used them.

In fact, the Lacura SPF 30 sun spray has recently been revealed as the lowest costing sunspray to pass Which? SPF testing too.

How did we get on with the Lacura range?

We tried the SPF 30 sun Spray, the protective oil spray and the aftersun moisturising spray.

 

For the prices, these products are amazing. I remember I paid a good amount for sunscreen while on holiday in France. It’s great to be able to buy sincere products on a budget.

The spray is easy to apply and offers good protection with an SPF 30.

The aftersun moisturising spray is perfect for when you’ve spent some time in the sun. It helps keep the skin hydrated and soothes and cools the skin if you’ve overdone it. It contains Aloe Vera so you’ll know that it has cooling properties.

The protective oil spray has a smooth feel to it. It helps protect the skin from getting burnt and it great for a day at the beach.

There are more products in the range and you can check them out here – Aldi Skincare

In fact you can buy a bundle of sincere lotions and sprays for just £9.99

My Favourite Flower – The White Rose

I love flowers. Who doesn’t? They bring so much colour and beauty to everything.

It doesn’t matter if they are part of a well-tended garden or they are part of the wild – they are all beautiful.

I was asked what my favourite flower is and I was at a loss to pick one from several. I would have to say it’s the rose. But it’s not just any rose because I’m not really a fan of the red rose. Instead, I love the white rose.

That’s not a photo taken by me but you its pretty near perfect for me.

I know the white rose is normally symbolic with sympathy and is a part of funerals. But to me, the white rose is a symbol of the purity of love. Unconditional love – that is pure in it’s giving.

Yes, I made sure that the white roses were part of the funerals of my parents and while to others they may have been a symbol of sympathy, to me – represented undying love.

I also tend to prefer the lesser opened rose – don’t know if you get what I mean? I don’t like them in full bloom and opened fully. I like the ones that are in partial bloom. I think they look most beautiful then.

I have recently been tending to my garden and have planted several plants – one of them this rather unusual rose bush that has two-toned flowers.

Apart from the white rose, I also like orchids. This simple looking flower has long since symbolised luxury. I think it has to do with the fact that they are quite elusive. To me they represent elegance and charm and I love them.

Flying Flowers recently ran a unique survey with regards the hidden meaning of flowers which tell you which flowers people like receiving for a particular occasion. You can read more at www.flyingflowers.co.uk

What’s your favourite flower? You can also join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #HiddenFlowerMeanings

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