Tag Archives: feet

Flexitol footcare plus giveaway

It’s been a while since I last talked about footcare on the blog, but I’m always keen to try new products on my feet, as they do look ugly with callouses, heel cracks and bunions when they are forced to come out of hiding in the summer. So I was pleased to be offered the opportunity to review a couple of products from Flexitol for free.

Flexitol footcare products

In order to test both products in parallel, I tried one on each foot. Both were simple to apply.

Firstly there is the heel balm for which the packaging indicates visible results in 3 days. This is a medically proven treatment for dry and cracked feet, which I certainly suffer from. And look at the photos showing before and after 3 days. They are spot on. You can see that yes I did get visible results in 3 days. I highly recommend this product and I’ll certainly be continuing to use it.

Flexitol heel balm

And secondly the Moisturising Foot Cream, which I tried on the other foot for comparison. The packaging indicates that this is intensive hydration for very dry feet and legs. I was pleased with this product, but think I would be more inclined to use it on my legs which always need loads of moisturising, and stick to the heel balm for my feet. Or alternatively treat both feet with heel balm initially until rehydrated and then continue to moisturise with the foot cream.

Flexitol moisturising foot cream

Flexitol products are stocked at most leading pharmacies and supermarkets. A 56g tube of heel balm currently retails at around £4.75 and an 85g tube of moisturising foot cream at around £5.69. And the heel balm also indicates that it is suitable for diabetics.

And I’m hosting a rafflecopter competition to giveaway a bundle of Flexitol products to one lucky winner. This comprises Heel Balm and Moisturising Foot Cream as per my review plus Heel Magic and Hard Skin & Callus balm. And five runners up will receive a Heel Magic Stick.
comper friendly badge

a Rafflecopter giveaway – Please click on the link to enter.

And you may see my other giveaways here.

I’d love to hear your top footcare tips.

Visit Yet Another Blogging Mummy on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram

Family Fever

Disclosure.  This post is a review of products I was sent for free.  All opinions are my own.

A hamper of goodies from Superdrug

Hot on the heels of Katherine de Riera winning my recent Superdrug footcare products giveaway, I’ve now received a free hamper of goodies from Superdrug including yet more items to pamper my feet.

Superdrug goodies hamper

Superdrug goodies hamper

So let me tell you about some of the goodies that I discovered inside my lovely hamper.

scholl luxury pedicure set

Scholl luxury pedicure set

The item that immediately got my attention was the Scholl Luxury Pedicure Set. Having never used anything more sophisticated than a pumice stone, I couldn’t wait to try this out. It consisted of a Velvet Smooth Express Pedi Electronic Foot File and a Velvet Smooth Intense Serum. The foot file was amazing. The roller just glides over the feet, really working well on my unsightly callouses. How I wish that I had discovered a product like this years ago. My feet already are starting to look much better. I highly recommend it. The roller head is easy to remove for washing. And the serum, which I applied after using the foot file felt nice too. This set currently retails at Superdrug for £29.99, reduced from £44.99.

scholl luxury pedicure set

bare foot scrub and balm

Bare Foot products

Then there was a selection of products from the Bare Foot range. Two travel size products and two full size products of Foot Scrub and Foot Balm. I haven’t had time to try them all yet, as I’ve  been too busy with the Scholl roller. But I have tried both the travel size ones. They work well and smell divine. But I do have one little bugbear with the travel size sachets. Once they are open, you have no way to close the packets. I had assumed they would be individual use, but no at 15ml, there was more product than I needed for one application. I would have preferred them to be in a tube or pot. The travel size versions currently retail at Superdrug for 99p and the full size 150 ml at £4.25.

bare foot scrub and balm

Detox Smoothie

Next up the Detox Smoothie. There were two of these, so my other half and I had one each. I added 200 ml of cold water and mixed it up in a jug using my electric hand mixer, as my liquidiser broke several months ago and I haven’t replaced it yet. It mixed well, but sorry neither of us particularly liked it, even if it is branded as a superfood. I thought the taste was bearable but my other half hated it. The main ingredients are pineapple, banana and apple. I much prefer the ready-made smoothie cartons that I regularly buy at the supermarket. This currently retails at Superdrug for £1.99 for a single 45g sachet.

detox cleansing smoothie

Leader Barebar Apple & Cinnamon

Then the Apple & Cinnamon Barebar, a gluten, wheat and dairy free snack from Leader, the same brand as the Detox Smoothie. I cut the first bar into 4 pieces so we could all try it. We all loved the taste of this and the boys argued over should have the second one. This 40g snack bar currently retails at Superdrug for £1.29 and also comes in Orange & Chocolate and Red Berries flavours. I want to buy the other two flavours to see which is my favourite.

Apple & Cinnamon Barebar

Skin Beauty vitamins and oil capsules

Next the Skin Beauty vitamin / mineral tablets and oil capsules which the box says are exclusively sold through Superdrug in the UK. Basically there are three types and you take one of each daily at meal times. They are conveniently labelled by day. It wasn’t specific as to whether you take all three at the same meal or one each at breakfast, lunch and tea, so I’ve been taking all three at the same meal instead of my usual multi-vitamin tablet. I’ve only taken them for three days so far, so too early to notice any effect. These currently retail at Superdrug for £14.99 for a 28 day packet.

Skin Beauty vitamins and oil capsules supplements

Lighter life products

And finally there were several LighterLife Fast products, namely 5:2 LighterLife Fast Chocolate Shake Pack X4, 5:2 LighterLife Fast Chocolate Peanut Bar and 5:2 LighterLife Fast Chocolate Raisin Bar. I am lucky as I have never needed to diet, so I hadn’t come across LighterLife Fast before. Again the packaging indicates that this range is excusively sold at Superdrug. I had a look at the LighterLife Fast website and the idea is that in a week you fast for two days and eat normally for the other five days, hence the 5:2 in the branding. On your fast days, it is not that you are having nothing. Instead you may eat four Lighter Life products, plus you may still have tea or coffee with a splash of milk. I decided to give a fast day a whirl.

Lighter life chocolate shake

First I made up one of the chocolate shakes for a late breakfast, using 220 ml cold water as recommended. However I made the mistake of initially trying to mix it with my electric hand mixer in a mug and it went everywhere. So after cleaning up, I swapped to using a fork, which left the remainder rather lumpy. But the taste was still nice. Then I had the chocolate peanut bar for lunch. Pleasant enough but I much preferred the chocolate raisin bar which I had at about 5pm. Finally I had another of the chocolate shakes, but hot this time. I preferred the cold version.

And I can definitely say I did feel hungry. Glad I don’t diet usually. Also I think i would have preferred to try one of the savoury products in the range rather than just eating sweet products, but there wasn’t one in the hamper. Currently the 56g meal replacement bars retail at Superdrug for £2.49 each and the packet of 4 shakes for £8.49. Also there is currently a buy 6, get 1 free promotion on some of the LighterLife products including the bars, but not the shakes.

 5:2 LighterLife Fast Chocolate Peanut Bar

So what a nice interesting selection of products in my hamper. I understand that Superdrug is the only UK stockist for these products although some are sold independently on the brands’ own websites.

And I’d love to hear what is your favourite product from Superdrug?

Family Fever

Disclosure.  This post is a review of products I was sent for free.  All opinions are my own. I did receive two additional adult items in the hamper, but i have agreed with the PR not to review those on my family-friendly blog.

Workforce Socks review & giveaway

I have received 4 free pairs of Workforce socks to review. The initial plan was that I would try the 2 pairs for size 6-8.5, whilst my other half tried the 2 pairs for size 6-11. However I found them too long in the foot, but luckily they all fitted my other half. The sock heel was up around the back of my ankle. I wear a size 5 shoe normally, but size 6 for hiking boots, so I had been hoping to wear them with my boots. My usual sock size is 4-7, but Workforce don’t sell many socks this small as their socks are more targeted at men. Looking at their range, the heavy duty safety trainer sock would probably have been better suited to me, as it also includes size 4-8.

Workforce socks

The 4 pairs received were as follows…
Ultimate Comfort Sock in grey, size 6-8.5, RRP £3.99 (WFHP300)
Ultimate Safety Sock in black, size 6-8.5, RRP £3.99 (WFHP200)
Heavy Gauge Boot Sock in navy, size 6-11, RRP £5 (WFH0025)
Heavy Gauge Boot Sock in grey, size 6-11, RRP £5 (WFH0025)

Both the comfort sock and safety sock are labelled with an L and R for left and right foot. They have been constructed with a true left and right fit for total comfort and support. I also noticed that they both contained CoolMax which is what I personally look for in a hiking sock, as I’m not so fond of wool. In comparison, the heavy gauge boot sock is 60% wool.

My other half liked the comfort sock best. Without going into too much gory information, he said that they seemed to have a beneficial effect on his athlete’s foot. I expect that may be due to the natural antibacterial protection properties of the Bamboo, which is 38% of the sock’s composition.

He is a size 7.5 and said that he found the heavy gauge boot sock was slightly too big. It is aimed at a wider range of shoe sizes from 6-11 than the comfort sock or safety sock. He also found it to be slightly itchy, perhaps due to the high wool content.

He also deliberately tried swapping the left and right comfort socks and safety socks to the opposite feet and said that he couldn’t notice the difference.

Workforce ultimate comfort  sock

Ultimate comfort sock

Workforce ultimate safety socks

Ultimate safety sock

Workforce heavy gauge boot sock

Heavy gauge boot sock

In summary, we highly recommend all the socks, but do bear in mind if your shoe size is below or towards the lower end of the size range that they may be a touch too large. They are all great quality and have been designed with hardworking feet in mind.

You can purchase all of these socks via Sock Shop. The prices are good value in my opinion. They are not suitable to go in the tumble drier, although I am tempted in the hope that they might shrink to fit my foot, as I love the look and feel of both the Comfort sock and Safety sock.

And I’m hosting a rafflecopter competition to giveaway 2 pairs of of the Ultimate Comfort socks courtesy of Workforce to one lucky winner.

a Rafflecopter giveaway – Please click on the link to enter.

And you may see my other giveaways here.

Family Fever

Disclosure.  This post is a review of products I was sent for free.  All opinions are my own.

Superdrug Foot Scrub and Foot Cream review & giveaway

I received two Superdrug foot products to review, their own brand exfoliating foot scrub and intensive foot cream.

Superdrug exfoliating foot scrub and intensive foot cream

My feet always need a lot of tlc. Foot ailments, you name it, I have it, bunions, heel cracks, corns to name but a few. Every bathtime I’m there with the pumice stone trying to soften the rough callouses on my feet. And I dread summer, because not only do my feet look unsightly, they blister so easily if I’m not wearing socks and trainers. No pretty shoes and sandals for me. I even get blisters wearing flip flops. So as you can imagine I already use plenty of foot care products on a daily basis.

Tamper-proof seal on Superdrug exfoliating foot scrub

Tamper-proof seal

And now on to the testing. I was pleased to see on opening both tubes that they have a tamper-proof seal. They both smelt pleasant and were easy to apply. I have been using them every day for a week now. I’m using the foot scrub in either the shower or bath, so that it can be rinsed off. Afterwards I’m following up with the foot cream. And I’m also applying the foot cream again at bedtime.

I have to say as yet I haven’t noticed any improvement in the condition of my feet, however a week is early days. But also my feet are no worse than if I was still using my usual products which are certainly more expensive than these.

superdrug exfoliating foot scrub & intensive foot cream

Each of these products currently retails at £3.49 for a 100ml tube, so really good value for money in my opinion. Also Superdrug currently has a promotion on selected footcare products including both of these to buy one, get a second half price.

And I’m hosting a rafflecopter competition to giveaway a tube of foot scrub and a tube of foot cream to one lucky winner.

a Rafflecopter giveaway – Please click on the link to enter.

And you may see my other giveaways here.

I’d love to hear what is your favourite product from Superdrug?

Family Fever

Disclosure.  This post is a review of products I was sent for free.  All opinions are my own.