Actimel helps you #squeezemorein

I’m a huge fan of Actimel Plus. The fabulous, fruity yoghurt drink is the perfect start to the day for someone like me, always in a rush in the mornings and not really a huge fan of breakfast. I always make sure I keep a supply of my favourite Strawberry flavour in my fridge, and am keen to try the new Blackcurrant flavour too. I love the fact that I can also persuade my little boy to drink these too – he seems to enjoy them almost as much as I do, with Vanilla being his favourite.

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Actimel have a special ethos, they believe that squeezing a lot in is a good thing. That is why there is so much goodness packed into each 100g bottle. The old saying that great things come in packages is certainly true when applied to Actimel, with each bottle being packed full with yoghurt, live cultures, fruit puree, calcium and essential vitamins B6 & D. These help support the normal functions of our immune system. In addition, the fruit flavours are also rich in Vitamin C. This ensures that the drinks are both a healthy and delicious choice.

Actimel believes that squeezing a lot in is a good thing, and, to celebrate this fact, they are giving you the chance to be ‘squeezed’ into some truly great events. They are asking you the question ‘Do you squeeze as much into your family day as Actimel squeeze into their little bottles? Could you prove it?’

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Maybe you leave the car behind and squeeze in a run when you’ve taken the kids to school? Do you turn the Sunday leftovers into Bubble and Squeak squeezing a couple of extra meals from one Roast? Do you turn cleaning the toys away into another game? Maybe you’ve turned cleaning the house into a workout, complete with music and Zumba gear? There are just so many ways that you can squeeze more in!

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Actimel want you to share all the weird, wacky and wonderful ways that you ‘squeeze more in’. Simply follow the Actimel Twitter account (@ActimelUK) and tell the world how you are Squeezing more into your family day. Use the hashtag #Squeezemorein and you might be the lucky winner of tickets to amazing concerts and events, including the X Factor events at the O2.

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Disclaimer

This blog post is a sponsored post in partnership with Actimel.

 

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Does your Outfit fit the Occasion?

Okay so none of us would wear a crop top to a funeral, high heels to a marathon or a boiler suit to a nightclub, bet there’s no denying the fact that all of us have encountered occasional (or even frequent!) problems with dressing exactly right for the occasion. Here’s a little of the wisdom we’ve picked up over the years which should hopefully help you out in the future…

Dressing for a first date

Perhaps the number #1 appropriate dressing bugbear for the women of the world is just how to dress for that all-important first date. The answer to the question often lies in the personality of the person you’re meeting up with.

If it’s a blind date, it’s best to hedge your bets with a smart-casual outfit – we’re talking Whistles/Reiss kind of territory here, and cool or quirky dresses and skirts which put across your personal taste without suggesting this date is the be-all-and-end-all of your life. If you turn up in a designer gown, nine times out of ten you’ll freak the fella out by appearing over-keen.

So what if you know just what the guy is like? If he’s a slouchy and cool type, again it’s best not to over-do it, but then again you’d be surprised at how many rough-around-the-edges men expect women to look a whole lot more done-up. Or what if your date is more the smart casual/suit-wearing type…? In this instance, a dressier frock may be a better match for the classy date you’ll hopefully be heading on!

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A Girls’ night out

Of course, a girls’ night out deserves way more attention than a date with some bloke. Your girls are probably all into the same dresses, skirts, etc. as you are, so your way to stand out on a girls’ night out is by accessorising. Check out some fab clutches to take with you to the bingo, or if you can’t be bothered dressing up then you can always experience the social side of bingo online too! If you’re going clubbing try fluro jewellery and nail varnish to ensure you dazzle under the disco lights.

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Going for that dream job

If you’re preparing for that dream job interview, you’ll need to look the part in order to impress your future employers! A pencil skirt, pastel blouse and smart jacket will ensure you look suitably professional without forcing yourself to dress like a drone! Dressing right can really be the difference between landing that great job and failing to make an impression.

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New season bags from Spartoo

I always think Spring is the perfect time to invest in a shiny new handbag. There are always lots of new styles available, in a range of new season colours that you almost become spoiled for choice.

I love handbags, having far more than I could ever wish to use. But some of them have seen better days. Having a little boy I often end up carrying the most unexpected of items in my bag – this week, I have taken out a tennis ball (a 50p purchase my son insisted on when we were looking around Sports Direct), stickers that are no longer sticky, a half eaten milky bar and numerous small bricks – what is it with boys and collecting bricks? Anyone with a young child will know exactly what I am talking about here, and are probably shuddering at the thought. Because All these weird and wonderful things are not kind to the lining and hardware of your bags, but are as good a reason as any to treat yourself to a new one.

Spartoo has long been one of my shoe vendors of choice and now they are also stocking a great range of bags too. Top of my list are the cool leather shoulder bags from Betty London, which are a fantastic bargain price. Benetton is fabulous for a real everyday bag, these are roomy and spacious and can carry everything you need. And if you are looking for a beautiful, designer, investment piece, I would recommend the fabulous French style of Sonia Rykiel, truly handbags that you will carry forever.

Fave picks

McQ by Alexander McQueen 330192 £371.99 click to visit Spartoo

McQ by Alexander McQueen
330192 £371.99 click to visit Spartoo

 59252244-56 Sonia Rykiel Black / White  £ 438.99 click to visit Spartoo

59252244-56
Sonia Rykiel Black / White
£ 438.99 click to visit Spartoo

Nat & Nin LUNA Green £141.59 click to visit Spartoo

Nat & Nin LUNA
Green £141.59 click to visit Spartoo

Betty London  AUDRIC CAMEL  now £ 83.99 click to visit Spartoo

Betty London AUDRIC
CAMEL
now £ 83.99 click to visit Spartoo

 ZENITH LEOPARD HOBO BEIGE / COGNac  now £77.59 click to visit Spartoo

ZENITH LEOPARD HOBO
BEIGE / COGNac now £77.59 click to visit Spartoo

 Desigual NEW AMAZONE White  £ 76.99 click to visit Spartoo

Desigual NEW AMAZONE
White
£ 76.99 click to visit Spartoo

 MINORCA COAST Clarks White / Blue  £ 39.99 click to visit Spartoo

MINORCA COAST
Clarks White / Blue
£ 39.99 click to visit Spartoo