Boobie Bears for Breast Cancer | The LDN Gal

Scarlet’s ‘Little Orphans’ raise breast cancer awareness

Boobie Bears are from the creative genius of Scarlet of Scarlet’s ‘Little Orphans’. What started out as a fun pasttime to connect with friends exchanging ‘Boy Bears’, has turned into a micro movement.

The concept is simple. Scarlet sends out her travelling Boobie Bears from her home in Winterton, North Lincolnshire in the UK, with a very special mission.

After developing cancer herself in 2018, Scarlet decided her bears could help to raise awareness of breast cancer. Boobie Bears are sent out to travel the world, bringing a smile to all who come across them and their heartfelt message.

In February 2018, Scarlet was told she had¬†Paget’s disease, a form of breast cancer that affected her nipple. When asked about her diagnosis, Scarlet said:

“I had a tiny flake of skin on my nipple that wouldn’t heal. Paget’s disease doesn’t show on a mammogram or ultra sound.”

After an operation in March 2018, Scarlet lost a nipple, lots of breast tissue and had to undergo a reconstruction. After three weeks of radiotherapy every day, the cancer was gone!

“I wanted to turn a negative into a positive and send the girl bears out for breast cancer awareness.”

Boobie bears are not looking to raise money, they are simply on their adventure to raise awareness.¬† Scarlet said: “We are asked all the time to donate money to what seems a million charities and I just wanted to raise awareness.”

So, where do the Boobie Bears come from?  

Scarlet sources her bears from her own pocket, picking them up from charity shops and car boot sales. She also asks her Facebook followers for teddy bear donations where possible.

“People in my village have been amazing and I often get up in the morning to teddy bears being posted through my letterbox.”

As the bears leave Scarlet and travel on, their adopted finders post on Scarlet’s dedicated Facebook page, Scarlet’s ‘Little Orphans’.

These prompted social media posts on Facebook spread their message, as well as creating an oh so cute travel diary. When it’s time for a Boobie Bear to move on, it is carefully left in its next destination to be adopted once more and continue its journey.

“I’m very proud of my Boobie Bears and their feedback. A few ladies have had their boobs checked after seeing one of my bears, which I think is amazing.”

Over 300 bears have been sent out so far. Unfortunately, they do not always turn up online but Scarlet keeps a track of the ones that do, adding people’s photos to dedicated albums illustrating their journeys.

“The bears are everywhere from Skegness to Australia, to the Caribbean and Europe – and lots of places in between.”

Scarlet says she will contine to send out the Boobie Bears for as long as she can Рand even hopes her grandchildren will carry on the Boobie Bear mission when she is gone.

“It really is amazing to see where they go and what they get up to.”

She gives bears out to friends, family and colleagues to take on adventures, as well as leaving them wherever she goes. She has been posting them out to people all over the UK too, so that they can join in on the fun!

You can keep an eye on Scarlet’s ‘Little Orphans’¬†page for all of the Boobie Bears adventures. You never know, you may even find one of your own some day!

What do you think of the Boobie Bear concept? Where would you take your Boobie Bear?

Stephanie xox

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Uber Sonic Electric Toothbrush Review | The LDN Gal

Uber Sonic electronic toothbrush review

The Uber Sonic electronic toothbrush is sleek and efficient with an exterior crafted from brushed aluminium.

It comes as part of a subscription service ensuring your whites stay pearly with two replacement toothbrush heads being sent to your address each second month.

These refills are certainly a unique selling point, as well as the tooth whitening kit when you first sign up. You can choose to purchase these separately if you prefer.

Since using the Uber Sonic, I have noticed that my teeth do in fact feel great after each use when compared to my manual toothbrush.

So, what did I think of the Uber Sonic electronic toothbrush? 

The toothbrush has a timer inside that tells you every thirty seconds to change quadrant. The small toothbrush head makes it easy to reach difficult areas of your mouth.

Although the Uber Sonic is aesthetically pleasing, I would perhaps like a little more power. Nothing drastic, just a slight bit more intensity.

What makes the Uber Sonic oh so unique is its subscription service, gorgeous aluminium exterior and ease of use. You can buy the Uber Sonic here.

Have you tried the Uber Sonic yet? Do you prefer manual or electronic toothbrushes? 

Stephanie xox

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Rebound Revolution Bicester

Rebound Revolution Bicester review

So, let me hit this post off by establishing something, I am pretty unfit at the moment. You know when you get a little bit busier and a little more indulgent, well the lb fairy has certainly paid me a visit over the past few months.

I guess it is time to do something about it and I have made the executive decision to get my backside into gear and shift a few pounds. Looking around my local area, I was a little put off¬†by the gyms which seemed to all want to wrangle me into a 12 month contract –¬†no thank you.

When I realised that the newly opened trampoline park next door to me did fitness classes, I was pretty intrigued and decided to take the plunge. Rebound Revolution Bicester offers a selection of workout classes and I opted for the High Intensity Hiit Workout Class.

So, what do I think of Rebound Revolution Bicester?

I have to admit, I was pretty terrified walking across but what could be more fun than bouncing yourself to fitness eh?  Arriving, I was given a pair of grip socks (included in the price) and ushered over by the peppy and lovely instructor.

I have to admit, at times during this hour-long session I could have dropped to the floor, but the feeling afterward was incredibly euphoric –¬†I must keep in mind that fitness is great for your mental health.

After an intense mixture of aerobics moves, circuits, stretches and yoga positions, resistance and core training, I felt sweaty as hell and pretty damn accomplished. I will be returning and would highly recommend anyone give trampolining workout classes a try.

The fantastic class aside, the trampoline park itself is great, with 50 trampolines, a climbing wall, giant leap platform and airbag, wipeout area, basketball hoops and foam pit.

You can book from the Rebound Fiit selection of workout classes here.

Would you ever try a trampolining fitness class? How do you stay fit? 

Stephanie xox

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Fruiteatox Daytox Lemon Tea and Sleeptox Orange Tea 14 Days review

Fruiteatox review

I had to delay my Fruiteatox review due to coming down with the flu recently – 100 per cent would not recommend to anyone ever.

It was slightly ironic considering how low my immune system was and having a little pick me up would have really sorted me out. Saying this, I am on the mend and have now completed my fourteen day Fruiteatox course.

When it comes to tea detoxes, they can be pretty hard to gauge their effectiveness. However, I like the fundamental idea behind Fruiteatox, they embrace their teas as part of a healthier lifestyle – a fruity cup in the morning and one every other night.

Fruiteatox Daytox Lemon Tea and Sleeptox Orange Tea Pyramid Tea Bags

So, what did I think of the Fruiteatox morning and evening teas?

Their detox plan includes a cup of Daytox lemon tea followed by Sleeptox orange tea in the evening. All ingredients are naturally sourced, gluten free and vegan-friendly, the teas are said to support weight loss, promote radiant skin and boost your metabolism as part of a healthy and active lifestyle.

The morning brew to be drank each day consists of lemon grass, ginseng, ginger root, yerba mate, liquorice root, tie kuan yin oolong, fennel seeds and lemon peel. All these natural ingredients working together to boost you throughout the day.

The evening brew which is taken every other night consists of calming ingredients known to encourage sleep, including chamomile, valarian root, hawthorn leaves, lavender, orange peel, orange oil and senna. The inclusion of senna allows for healthier bowel movements, cleansing your system and reducing bloating.

Fruiteatox Daytox Lemon Tea and Sleeptox Orange Tea

When it comes to the taste of the teas, they are very natural tasting with a mild fruity aftertaste. I suppose I am just used to the faddy highstreet blends full of flavour and colour.

When it came to results, I was pleasantly surprised by their outcomes. I did feel better and brighter, be it as part of getting myself into a routine or due to the natural additions in each cup.

I would definitely recommend Fruiteatox for those looking to embrace a healthier lifestyle, they even include online and downloadable healthy eating plans as part of their programme.

If you are interested in giving the 14 day course a go, please find the link to the Fruiteatox shop and tea selection here. There is a 28 day option for those truly commited health fanatics.

For 20 per cent off, please use code Steph20 at the checkout!

Have you tried Fruiteatox teas? Do you like the idea of a tea detox?

Stephanie xox

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