If you live in the UK, you’ll know how hot it has been recently, with temperatures hitting higher than 30°C as a sizzling heatwave grips the country. We all love soaking up the sun, whether that’s in the UK or abroad but unfortunately, it doesn’t come without its consequences. Skin Cancer, caused by exposure to the sun, this may be long-term exposure or short periods of intense sun exposure and burning.
With the heatwave showing no sign of easing up, Skin Cancer charities are deeply concerned about the lasting impact that overdoing it in the sun will have on our health. Altruist Dermatologist Sunscreen and Melanoma Focus, are hitting back with a new series of ‘scars and all’ content shorts to tell the human stories behind three common skin cancer cases.
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It’s such a nice feeling when you enter a competition and you find out a few days later that you’ve won! I swear I go through stages of never winning, then I suddenly win everything I enter. Recently I came across With Love Yossy, a fashion, travel & lifestyle blog from Yossy. She shared her Affordable Oily & Acne Prone Care Routine, which featured Dead Sea Mud Mask from Ivy Beauty.
Not only was she gifted this Mud Mask but also hosted a competition in collaboration with Ivy Beauty. I know, you probably know where this going, I was the lucky competition winner and I was very happy to receive it! As well as trying this Mud Mask that Yossy spoke very highly of and mentioned it worked wonders for herself in tackling her oily and acne prone skin.
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Can you believe the weather we’ve had recently!? Finally, Spring has come to the UK. It seems like we’ve been waiting forever for it to warm up, it wasn’t that long ago that the UK was six feet under snow and we grounded to a halt. Now with this mini heatwave, everyone has been enjoying themselves out in the sun. Whilst it’s nice to be outdoors, enjoying the weather, it’s important to stay protected from the harmful UV rays which can cause skin cancer.
There are a lot of different sunscreens to chose from and this can make it confusing, to help you understand the best sunscreen for your skin, there are different guides out there. Especially as they aren’t all created equally and some have better protection than others. With having fair skin, I am always using sunscreen as I’m more sensitive to the sun and I’ve learnt the hard way in the past. Having sunburn can be really painful and increases the risk of skin cancer.
Continue reading “Altruist Dermatologist Sunscreen”
We’re heading in June, the official start of Summer! Recently though, it seems like we’ve skipped Spring and headed straight into Summer with the weather we’ve had. A new month means it’s time to share with you my favourites, for me May has been a busy month, I think every weekend I’ve been doing something. This is definitely not changing heading into June.
May has been a cracking month! Meaning I’m really excited to share my favourites with you but I’m sure you might just have seen these on my social channels.
Missed my April Favourites? Head over here to see what I was loving
during the month.
January has definitely been a jam-packed month! Hopefully, you’ve been enjoying all my content this month, especially all my book reviews. It’s no different today, I am sharing you my fourth review of January, which is very exciting! I have left the best till last as I will be sharing with you my review of Skeletal by Emma Pullar. Normally these book reviews are thanks to a book blog tours hosted by either Neverland Blog Tours or The Book Marketing Expert.
For today’s review though, I actually came across Skeletal when Emma reached out to a variety of bloggers on Twitter. I jumped at the opportunity to help her find her audience, she’s currently finding it hard because the novel isn’t Young Adult as it’s too gory and sweary, yet with the protagonist having a young voice, she feels it should fit this genre/audience. In her own words, Skeletal has been created to fuel her want of Young Adult dystopian with more adult themes.
Right enough chit chat, shall we get into the review of Skeletal?
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Can you believe that it’s the start of a new month? The leaves are starting to fall, candles are being lit and comfy jumpers are out! This must mean one thing, October is here. October is one of my favourite months, with both my Birthday and Christmas just around the corner, not to mention Halloween as well! For me Autumn is certainly one of the best months.
I do prefer the cold over the heat sometimes of our Summer, that’s actually when we do have a Summer here in the United Kingdom! With the beginning of a new month, comes my Favourites! I can not wait to share with you what I’ve been loving during September. It’s definitely been a hectic month for me, I will speak about this a little in my October Goals on Friday, so look out for that post.
Do you find it hard to find gifts for your partner? Or even your Dad? Brother? Men say that us women are hard to buy for because we ‘never know what we want’ but I reckon men are just as hard to shop for! With Christmas just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start your shopping to find those unique gifts to give to your loved ones. We are on a search to buy them a gift like no other before, this is where Uncommon Goods come in.
I have got some very exciting news to share with you guys today, I was approached by the lovely Charlotte Allister to become an ambassador for Your Beauty Club! I know you are probably thinking what is Your Beauty Club, well it’s the ultimate subscription free, no P&P beauty club in the United Kingdom, bringing you the best deals, samples, competitions and offers from the brands you love!
Your Beauty Club is officially launching today! Which means you can grab yourself some deals from the likes of MAC, Estee Lauder, RedKen, Benefits and Boots to name a few, all you need to do is sign up and start claiming. My current favourite is being able to receive £10 off when you spend £30 in The Body Shop, how good does that sound! I am a massive fan of The Body Shop and all my facial products are from there and they are a little expensive… So the £10 voucher would be perfect!
I’m sorry things haven’t been perfect on An Ocean Glimmer at the moment, I’ve just been a little preoccupied with moving to a different part of the United Kingdom. Some of you may know that I used to live in Plymouth, a city in the South West of England. I have lived here my whole life, I have ever only known one house, so it’s been a pretty big thing to move five hours.
As I was receiving offers for interviews around the London/Reading area, I thought it would be good to live with my Uncle in Aylesbury. This does mean though I won’t be living with my parents, sisters and the puppy dog, who I will miss dearly. This all means more differences in my life, something I’m needing to get used to. But it’s all a part of growing up, I’m really excited by this especially to experience it with the partner
I feel like I’ve finally settled in and things are looking bright for myself and Peter, who also moved from Plymouth to live with myself in Aylesbury. Which means a new chapter in our lives together, something that I’m hoping will go well. Seeing as I lived in Plymouth for 21 years, I thought I would sum up some of the things I would miss.
Reading has now become a major part of my life, with University getting in the way, I couldn’t read as much as I would have liked. Now I’m regularly taking part in Blog Tours, hosted by the amazing Neverland Blog Tours., I am reading every month now. Last month, I said I would try and make this a monthly feature on An Ocean Glimmer and I’m pleased to say I will feature on Blog Tours all the way to January 2018!
I know that feels like forever away, but if you read my Monthly Favourites, you’ll know how quick I feel this year is going. This week is the Blog Tour for 37 Hours by J. F. Kirwan, the second book in the Nadia Laksheva Spy Thriller Series. I am really excited to share with you, my thoughts on 37 Hours and today I am sharing the day with Sarah over at Sunshine Sarah xo.