Wednesday 28 December 2022

(Ad - Gifted) 12 months of trying things, my favourites!

I feel very lucky that I am sent things to try out and review here on my blog. Some things are totally new to me and other things are things that I have seen but either didn't have the money to spend on these things or hadn't even thought about buying them.

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Over the past year I have tried out some fantastic products, some of which I have continued to go on and buy again and again and some which I wouldn't have even thought about buying but I am glad I have them now.

Here are some of my favourite products which I have tried out and written about here on my blog.

OR, je vis - The Ultimate Care Gel Cream!

OR, je vis is a lightweight gel formula composed of high performance molecules of anti-ageing ingredients which stimulate the natural defences of the skin. With continued use, the skin regains it's balance, its comfort and its luminosity.

I loved this cream, it was a real treat for me to try it out and use as it was expensive to buy. I used every single drop of it and it really did help my skin.

The Kikkerland Galileo Thermometer

The Kikkerland Galileo Thermometer is a great conversation starter and I love it. It really is something different and I still can't get a temperature reading off it exactly but it's still on my fireplace looking pretty.

This is a traditionally brewed ginger beer with a complex taste. These premium quality, award winning drinks are made using the finest ginger root. Each ingredient is natural with no artificial flavours, preservatives, colours, or sweeteners. This carefully crafted recipe is also suitable for vegans.

These are drinks which I have continued to buy since I tried them out. They are a nice treat for me to have especially when I want something different to drink from my usual juice on an evening.

Darkness is one of the most important factors in good quality sleep; a regular light and dark cycle will let your circadian rhythm do it’s thing, telling your body when to sleep and when to wake. A sleeping mask helps you take control over this process and control over your sleep. 

This has really helped Stu to sleep, he finds the mask so comfortable and it blocks out all of the light. He has been using it since the summer and it is lasting well, it hasn't lost it's shape and is showing no signs of wear and tear.

A Postal Brownie Box from Chummys Bakery

Chummys Bakery have put together their most delicious and best selling brownies into one box. The Lotus Biscuit, Ferrero Rocher, Triple Chocolate, Nutella, Salted Caramel and Kinder Bueno.

This was such a treat and I can honestly say their brownies were probably the best that I have ever tasted. 

A Home workout set from AMONAX

The home workout set from AMONAX is a well rounded workout set for anyone who is looking to have a good workout. This set includes a Convertible Ab Wheel for abs training, a pair of Push Up Handles for press-ups, and an adjustable Skipping Rope for calorie burn.

Both Stu and I have been using thos workout kit and it is fantastic. He gets more use out of the Ab Roller Exercise Wheel and I prefer to use the Push Up Bars, I still can't do a proper push up but I'm moving and exercising and that's enough.

The Oclean Flow Electric Toothbrush is designed with a frequency of 38000 vibrations per minute which is three times faster than using a manual toothbrush and removes up to 10 times more plaque than a manual toothbrush. The sonic toothbrush produces lower noise, it really is quiet.

Becky has been using this electric toothbrush since I received it and she really can't fault it. Her teeth are sparkling and it is a great little gadget.

Curriculum based topic packs for GCSE's from Oaka Books.

Oaka Learning Resources are ideal for any children who struggle with their reading or processing, find it hard to move information from their short term to their working memory or simply prefer to learn in a visual or more active way. They provide a different style of presentation for curriculum based topics so all the information in their packs is exactly what your child needs to learn, whatever their ability, just shown in an accessible format.

These have been fantastic for Ellie, she's in her last year of school studying for her GCSE's and these have helped so much. She uses at least one of the books a couple of times a week and the flashcards even more! When she passes her GCSE's I will have Oaka to thank.

What things have you tried this year which you have loved?


  1. I love the thermometer I can see why it's a conversation starter! Look forward to more reviews in 2023 from you

  2. I bought that Ocean Flow toothbrush after reading your review and I LOVE it! In fact, I bought all 3 boys a sonic toothbrush for Christmas since I feel like it cleans my teeth so well.

  3. So many fantastic products! The eye mask looks great. I should look into getting one for my husband as he likes to wear one when he sleeps. Sometimes he doesn't get to bed until 3 or 4 am after working late. So he need one especially now with daylight saving. The one he wears now is no good at all.

  4. Thisiswhereitisat2 January 2023 at 16:59

    What a fab year of trying new things X