My husband started getting a bald patch way too young (yeah, they all say that!) and keeps his hair really short to try and hide this fact.

It’s a shame because I did love his wild and curly hair. I don’t suppose he’ll ever go back to the wild and curly look, but I do prefer him with hair than without.

A few months  ago he tried some FolliOne  Anti-Hair Loss Shampoo and amazingly his hair loss stopped and he even had a few tufts growing where he’d previously been bald. I tried the shampoo too as I’ve been prone to a lot of hair loss myself. Although I’m not going bald I did find a lot of loose hair in the shower after washing my hair, and it fell out so much I have had to keep it tied up tight while cooking. Also my hair brush was always full of loose hair after I’d brushed it. Since using FolliOne Anti-Hair Loss Shampoo my loss has decreased and my hair feels thicker and the improvement is very noticeable.

Then we were contacted and asked if we would like to try more FolliOne products, the Extra  Strength Growth Stimulator  and the Liquid Hair Nutrition.

My husband has been trying these for a few weeks now and this what we have found.

FolliOne Anti Hair Loss Shampoo.

This shampoo claims to  regrow hair and reduce hair loss, improve the condition of your scalp, prevent dandruff and make your hair thicker with more volume. That’s a lot to expect from a shampoo. When I had the first bottle I really didn’t expect much, but as I have already claimed we were pleased with the performance we found after just a few weeks use. 
It contains no sulfates, no silicone, no parabens, no formaldehyde and no synthetic colours or fragrances. It is also not tested on animals.

The shampoo is meant to be used as a regular shampoo and as frequently as you washed your hair. We both use this and although my husband uses his like a regular shampoo I prefer to massage it into my dry hair, then rinse it out and wash with my regular shampoo. The smell is not too strong and it doesn’t last, but I did find it a little drying and preferred the smell of my regular shampoo and conditioner.  We both had similar results of hair growth and prevention of loss.

FolliOne Liquid Hair Nutrition.

This liquid promotes hair growth from the inside. It is packed with vitamins and minerals and can be used instead of any usual dietary supplements. It can be used by men or women but I opted to let my husband take this as I felt he needed it more. 
You take a little pot of the liquid each day before food. The taste is said to be pleasant but we found it not nice at all. The good news is that it’s ok to mix it in with fruit to make a smoothie. If you’ve ever taken a vitamin and mineral liquid you will be familiar with the taste, it does smell and taste a little like orange or vitamin C.

I like that the liquid is a dietary supplement so even if it doesn’t improve your hair you will still get lots of healthy benefit from drinking it. It’s good to be able to have something that works from the inside to compliment the products that are applied on the hair.

FolliOne Extra Strength Growth Stimulator.

The growth stimulator is applied to the area where you require more hair growth. It comes with a dropper for ease of application and you only need to apply 1ml a day. This one is for men only and works best on males under the age of 45. 
The product claims to increase hair growth and decrease hair loss, give visibly thicker hair and promote slow and steady hair growth. It needs to be used over a longer period of time to give the desired effect, regular use over four months should give the required results. The product needs to be applied twice daily.
I’ve not tried this personally because some of the ingredients may encourage growth hair in other places which is not really what us women want. The good news is there is also a similar product made especially for women.

Our Opinion

We really thought the shampoo to be a great product, that’s why we were happy to try more products from the FolliOne range. My hair has stopped falling out so much and my husband has already experienced some hair growth. With further use my husband is hoping to see more success and I will update my post when this happens. 
All products are easy to use and to slip into a daily routine. Apart from the taste of the liquid nutrition we have no complaints about the use of any of these products. The taste can be improved by making a smoothie with the mixture. 
I do think that it would be silly to expect these type of products to produce a miraculous mane of hair in a relatively short time, but we have already seen an improvement in the amount and condition of hair in the short time we have been using them. 
I can now offer you the chance to win two products of your choice from the FolliOne range. Just fill in the following widget for your chance of winning. You can visit the site to see what products are available for both men and women.

Win a choice of any two Follione products #5

Disclosure: we were sent the products for free to try and review. Products like this can take a long time to work so I cannot claim any hair growth miracles just yet, but I will update after a month or so to let you know how my husband is getting on. I can vouch for the shampoo as we have been using this for longer and it really does improve the look and feel of your hair with regular use and my hair loss has decreased a lot. I hope you have found this review helpful and good luck with the competition. 

It’s Black Friday and love it or hate it there are always some great deals to be had.

I’ve been asked to share a few really good deals with you today.


PrinterPix Have some fantastic deals on site with up to 75% off, just think of the lovely Christmas gifts you can create! You can also purchase now and add your photos and create your products later, so it’s a great time to take part in this promotion.


Lakeland is one of my favourite shops so I’m thrilled that they have some lovely offers with 50% off! A big shout out to my future hubby or anyone wishing to buy me a wedding present tomorrow hehehe.

My Geek Box

My Geek Box have some fabulous offers for you.


·         2 for £35 on Christmas Sweatshirts, or £19.99
·         10% off full price lego (selected lines)
·         3 for £20 construction kits
·         3 for £18 gifts
·         Up to 80% off Tech
·         3 for £22 on Pop Vinyl


·         £3 1st Lite Geek Box –  Code: LITE3
·         £10 1st Geek Box –  Code: GEEK10
·         £10 1st Kids Geek Box – Code: KIDS10


Claire’s are offering a fabulous 40% off so lots of lovely gifts to be had there, and don’t forget all those accessories for the Christmas parties. 

Create and Craft

Maybe you like to make your own gifts? Create and Craft is a brilliant craft supplies shop and they too have some fabulous Black Friday Offers.

I really hope you enjoy these offers that I have shared with you, it would be great if you let me know of your fab buys in the comments. 
The links provided in this post are all affiliate links and will bring me a little bit of profit if you use them. Feel free to check out the site separately if you don’t wish to use affiliate links. If you do, then thank you. 

photo of the book, The Return of the Little Prince

When I was young I read a book that left an impression of me, The Little Prince, by Antione de Saint-Exupery.  Written in 1943, the timeless book has been the most translated in the French Language. It tells the story of a little boy from a tiny planet who is on a journey far from his home. He meets an aviator who’s aeroplane is broken and tells him of the strange adults he has met.
I read the book again more recently to my children and the feel of the story was so different from an adult point of view. The Little Prince was bemused at the things that adults did, now I can see that I have done the strange things myself while growing up.

I was excited to find that there was a new book about The Little Prince called The Return of the Young Prince
by A.G Roemmers. The illustrations are by Piatari Posti and are quite delightful and similar in style to the original illustrations in The Little Prince.

photo of some of the illustrations in the book, The Return of the Young Prince

Although, the book is about the same Prince from his little planet with the flower and the volcanos and of course his sheep in a box, it does take on a different feel. The change of author is apparent although the style is similar. Just like the first book this second one is written for both children and adults. There are many things that can be taken away from it.

The Young Prince is found by the road side by a man on a long journey through the roads of Pategonia. The Young Prince asks questions and the driver gives him detailed, sometimes philosophical, answers. The driver is seeking a way to make his long journey more interesting while the young boy is lost and confused.

In trying to help the young Prince the man takes on a very different journey through human values that often get forgotten in adulthood. Things like friendship, family, community and compassion. The Little Prince took the boy on a journey through the values that adults abide to and mocks them. In this book we find out what values are important to the Prince and are reminded which ones we should aspire too.

The book is easy to read although some might find the long dialogue of the driver a little too much. It’s not very long at only 156 pages and the chapters are short. It’s style is typical of children’s book. It’s also appealing to adults because it reminds you of the human values that we push aside as we grow up. There are things we can all learn from young people.

The Return of the Young Prince can be purchased on Amazon for £6.99 in hardback. It would make a great Christmas present for a child or maybe even an adult that love The Little Prince when they were a child.

Talk of the Town

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of the The Return of the young Prince in return for my review of the book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. There are also affiliate links in this post.

As Autumn turns to winter the afternoons are colder and bleaker. This photo was taken while I was waiting for my kids to come out of school and I’m thinking it won’t belong before the view is of frost or even snow.
It’s not the best of photographs, it was taken on my phone through the car window. It’s too cold for me now to get out of the car to meet my kids, that’s Daddy’s job, but I still like to go and wait for them in the car so they don’t have to walk home. They still have to walk to school in the morning though. 

Sunday Snap

I came across this fabulous site, Morse Toad, that lets you make your own personalised chocolate messages, how cool is that! Even cooler, check below for a special offer code and the opportunity to win a personalised card yourself.

Straight away I thought what a fantastic way to say thank you to my lovely man for marrying me. So I ordered this special message which comes in a lovely box with a personal photo that I uploaded.

Just to say I love you in chocolate

The photo quality is a bit poor, sorry, but it says Just To Say I Love You. (I had to sneakily take pics with my phone so my other half didn’t see.) This box cost £12.50 plus and extra £1 to add a photo.

Still on the wedding theme I ordered one of the favours that Morse Toad offers. 
G&A chocolate wedding favour

I was incredibly impressed and if I’d not spent a small fortune on my favours already (I’m getting married next week) I would certainly have chosen these. As they were a sample I also got to taste the chocolate which was really nice, and you do get a fair bit in these little boxes. They cost £1.80 each, and contain three chocolates that can be personalised to your requirements.

But, I do realise that most of you are not getting married soon, no problems, Morse Toad offers chocolate for every occasion. It’s nearly Christmas, and if you have kids you may be thinking about a gift for their teacher. How about these lovely messages?

Happy Christmas Teacher chocolate
There are loads more to choose from on the site, this one costs £15.50 and an extra £1 to add your own image. There are other cards for just £12.50. Postage is free on all orders over £5.
Then there is that nightmare Christmas gift to choose, the Secret Santa. Worry no more, Morse Toad has lots of chocolate messages to choose from, or you can make up your own personalised message and add your own photo. 
sorry it's not a unicorn in chocolate

It’s really easy to make a chocolate message on Morse Toad.

  • Write your own chocolate message or choose on of their selection, there really is something for every occasion
  • If you wish you can add a photo of your own, or simply choose one of Morse Toads Designs.
  • Add an additional note to go with the chocolate, this will be revealed when the recipient pulls out the card. You can write up to 200 characters.
  • Your card is shipped quickly or you can reserve a special date.
  • After the chocolates have gone, the card can be kept in a wallet as a long lasting memory
I was pleased with the delivery which was within two days and the packaging was good too. The card arrived in a sturdy box and was padded with paper inside so it didn’t move. They can be posted through most letterboxes.
The chocolate is especially delicious and I would highly recommend it. Often with these kind of gifts the focus is on the message and the chocolate is just a treat, but with these I’d say the chocolate exceeds the sentiment of the words. Each piece is a nice sized mouthful so you do get a fair amount of chocolate in your message. In my personal opinion I think these cards are well worth the money.
Here’s the special offer code I mentioned. If you’d like 10% off your order just quote ‘raisiebaychoc’

Finally, just fill your details in the widget to win a £15 voucher to spend on products of your choice from Morse Toad.

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