‘There a not enough hours in the day’. Anyone else use this expression? Personally, I hear myself saying it far too often. From the moment I wake up (6.30am most mornings) to when I fall asleep (normally on the sofa) my days are just non-stop rushing around. Like a chicken without a head. So it makes me genuinely excited when I stumble across a product that saves me time. Or that actually works. Or that makes me feel better about myself. Or, in an ideal world, all three. So in the name of sisterhood, I thought I would share my current favourite products with you all.
Q: When is an apple not an apple? A: When it’s a pineapple!
Okay, I admit, fruit is not exactly sexy. But bear with me. This product will totally change how you feel about pineapples (there’s a sentence I never thought I would say). I love a good gadget as much as the next person. But more often than not, my gadgets end up in the kitchen cupboard gathering dust for a few years until eventually being sold at our local boot sale for a fraction of what I paid. Finding a gadget that is reasonably priced and actually works is surely the holy grail of kitchenary. But I think I might have just found it in the
Pineapple Slicer and Wedger. If like me, you love pineapples but can’t be arsed to stand cutting and coring, then this product is for you. It comes with three different adapters for small, medium and large pineapples and a detachable wedger. This fab product enables you to peel, core and slice a fresh pineapple in just 30 seconds. I have honestly never eaten so many pineapples in my life. Which would be great if it wasn’t followed by copious amounts of chocolate!! Hey, I never said I was perfect.
Available from Amazon for under a tenner, it’s also great value.
A little bit of magic in a bottle
If fruit doesn’t float your boat, then check out my next recommended product. Ladies (and gentlemen), let me introduce you to Poo-Pourri – a ‘before you go’ toilet spray. Okay, this is also not exactly sexy and I fully realise toilet smells isn’t something people generally like to talk about. But please believe me when I say, this product is amazing. I have no idea how it works but I’m guessing its some kind of voodoo magic. Seriously, let’s be honest. Sharing a communal toilet is never going to be a pleasant experience. However, a few spritzes of Poo- Pourri into the toilet before you go creates a protective film on the water’s surface which totally eliminates all odours. You need never be embarrassed again.
This product comes in four different fragrances – No 2, Original, Royal Flush and Deja Poo. It is available to buy from Amazon and is sold separately or as a pack of four for £31.99 which seems expensive but is honestly worth every penny. Especially for when you want to do more than just spend a penny, if you know what I mean.
Crème de la Crème
It’s a well-known fact, girls with straight hair usually want curly hair. And girls with curly hair usually want straight hair. And if you’re really unlucky and like me, have a head full of frizz, you would happily settle for one or the other. Personally, I’ve always favoured the straight route and have spent years straightening my hair every other day with my trusty GHDs. This is all fine and dandy until you wake up one morning resembling Worzel Gummidge. Most women understand that there is no heat resistant product available that will completely eliminate the damage caused by repeatedly straightening your hair. And whilst I truly believe there’s a place for hair straighteners, I have found out the hard way, it’s not a bad idea to give your hair a bit of a break from time to time.
I’ve yet to find a hair product that gives you natural and non-sticky curls without the need for yet more heated styling tools. Until now. Just rub a tiny amount of Curl Crème into damp or dry hair for natural looking shiny curls. This wonder product leaves your hair totally frizz free. Even better, it’s a real bargain at just £1.99 and is readily available from Boots.
If you have any feedback from the above or any other lifesaving products, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org I’ll be back next month with three more ‘can’t live without’ products.