During May the site will be covering a whole heap of products just for mum. We are so aware that we need to look after ourselves and whether that means a nap in the afternoon or a new product to use in the bathroom we will be focussing on a few lovely new products that will have you feeling great! Today we are featuring Pure, an argan oil that can be used on your hair or your body. Here is what Elizabeth had to say about it:

Argan Oil is produced from the argan tree, which has been grown in Morocco for centuries. It can be used for food but is increasingly used in cosmetics. It is renowned for its moisturising and nourishing properties for skin and hair. It contains a rich amount of vitamin E, as well as omega 3 and omega 9 fatty acids.

As I have naturally extremely frizzy hair (fine, curly, and flyaway) and as I have bleached it blonde for the last few years, my hair is definitely in need of some TLC and nourishment. I have been seeking out serums and oils containing argan oil for the last couple of years to calm the frizz and keep my hair in good condition.

I was excited to try this pure argan oil, as most of the products on the market only contain a small amount of the oil, whereas this offers the oil in its purest form. It’s a very high quality product in a little bottle with a dropper. Of course, because it is a pure oil, it results in a slight greasiness when applied, so I would say this oil is best used as a special, overnight treatment for face or hair. Before bed, I used the dropper to squeeze some oil into my hands. I ran this through my hair from roots to tips. Then I went to bed (with a towel on the pillow!).

The next morning I washed my hair as usual and was delighted to find my hair was soft, satiny, light and bouncy, and the straw-like texture and tangles were gone. I also rubbed some of this oil on the dry parts of my face for extra nourishment.

I am looking forward to doing a weekly hair treatment with this oil, to restore softness and shine and to help control the frizz.

Pure has a RRP of £28.00/100ml available from www.thepurecollection.com

I was delighted to be asked to review the Kids’ Table – a new initiative at Proud Country House at Stanmer Park.

I have two kids who are 8 and 5. We love going to Stanmer Park at the weekends, getting out of town and romping around in fields, trees and mud. Sometimes we are there over lunch time and for a bit of a treat, we stop off at Proud Country House for a meal.

Proud Country House has teamed up with the Kid’s Table (https://www.thekidstable.co.uk/), an initiative which started recently in London, and has come to Brighton for the first time. The Kids’ Table offers a pop-up kids’ corner service for pubs and restaurants, to keep the children entertained while mums and dads can relax and enjoy a brunch or lunch. Children aged 3-10 can be accommodated.

Proud Country House offers deluxe surroundings, making this a great location for an adults only meal and a bit of relaxation time. The magic of this initiative is the price – only £5 per child for two hours of child entertainment and a kids’ buffet. Parents must stay on site.

We booked our slot online (11.30am for civilised brunch/early lunch) and we were warmly welcomed on arrival. We took our kids upstairs in the country house to a dedicated room, with a magical table set out with all kinds of crafts, small world toys and lego. The kids were immediately enchanted with this opportunity for play, and made to feel comfortable by the specialist playworker, Riz.

My husband and I went downstairs and ordered from the delicious looking menu and enjoyed uninterrupted time catching up with each other and staring at the beautiful view out of the window. The food was a real treat and the service was both attentive but unobtrusive. The two hours went by too quickly – although I did pop up to see the children in the middle of the meal – they were happy and content. At the end of lunch it took us 15 minutes to persuade our 5 year old that he really had to leave, he was having such a nice time with all the craft. The kids had eaten their fill of sandwiches and fruit, as well as drinking apple juice and water.

I can’t recommend this service highly enough! We have already recommended it to other families and will be back soon for another adult meal, this time we hope to share it with a group of friends.

Do go and check it out for yourselves.

This review was in conjunction with The Kids Table. Our guests were giving their meal and places at The Kids Table in exchange for an honest review.