Helen Dewdney - The Complaining Cow

Gone are the days that complaining is a pastime for the miserable, here at The Amazing Blog we have learnt how to complain positively and effectively. Helen Dewdney is the brain behind The Complaining Cow,  and she firmly believes that complaining needn’t be a difficult feat if done correctly.

Dewdney gives the reader guidance throughout the book, covering just about every situation you could think of from finance issues to booking holidays and even dealing with noisy neighbours. This is certainly a read that appeals to all consumers out there, she promises to get you refunds, redress and results. If followed efficiently the book will surely pay for itself, it includes various template letters, legal explanations and clear worked examples to help us on our way.

We found it extremely helpful as it helped us dispute a parking ticket with success! Dewdney dispels some of the myths surrounding consumer information to ensure the reader is aware of their legal rights and how to make sure they are adhered to. It’s evident that she knows what she is talking about, the book is even updated anytime a law is changed or altered. Finally a non-fiction author we can have real trust in. We found the book extremely informative and Dewdney’s witty introduction endearing, by the end you will feel as if you could take on the world.

If you want to become a certified complaining cow get your copy here.

Organique - Endorphin Serum and Rejuvenating Serum

Here at The Amazing Blog, we often find ourselves in need of an energy boost midweek. When our skin needs a little rejuvenating, we reach for Organique’s Rejuvenating Cranberry Serum and Chocolate Endorphin Serum. These two products are just the treat our skin needs to get us through a long week.

If you need a bit of relaxation to regain your energy, the Chocolate Endorphin Serum is the perfect solution. Using a complex called Stimu-Tex®, the Serum improves microcirculation and restores the skin’s lipid barrier. A little goes a long way, and the serum absorbs easily into the skin. After a few minutes, the serum left our skin feeling smooth and soft. Plus, who doesn’t love the smell of chocolate? It is hard not to feel relaxed with the smell of cocoa coming from nourished skin.

For a little rejuvenation after relaxation, the Rejuvenating Cranberry Serum is the way to go. This serum uses the ABI Complex to stimulate collagen production and protect skin cells from damage. It also comes with a dose Vitamin C to stimulate skin healing and leave you feeling energised. The Vitamin E in the serum also works for anti-ageing and leaves the skin feeling tightened and strong.

If you feel your skin needs a bit of a boost to make it through the week, Organique’s Chocolate Endorphin Serum is available here and Cranberry Rejuvenating Serum can be bought here for £17.50 each. 

Natura Siberica - Sauna & Spa Slimming Icy Sugar Body Scrub

We are all guilty of wanting to lose a few extra pounds without the workout, and here at The Amazing Blog we are no exception. While this may seem an impossible dream, we were pleased to discover that the Sauna & Spa Slimming Icy Sugar Body Scrub from Natura Siberica can actually help to lift skin and shed some of our extra weight. Count us in!

While we may have been skeptical at first, we were glad to discover that this Body Scrub lives up to its promise of smoother and more toned skin. The scrub is packed full of all sorts of unique Siberian ingredients such as Wild Juniper and Organic Meadowsweet that are super concentrated with vitamins and minerals. The product not only exfoliates, but actually enhances your skin’s natural immunity to toxins. Wild Harvested Milfoil helps to improve your body’s contours and make you look slimmer by increasing skin firmness and elasticityArtic Raspberry Seed Oil and Wild Mint stimulate the skins natural metabolic process and leave your skin rejuvenated. The bright scent of the scrub combined with its relaxing effects leave the skin feeling as if we’d just had a professional spa treatment.

If that wasn’t enough, the Icy Sugar Body Scrub is free from Parabens, Silicones, Synthetic Dyes and GMOs. The wild-harvested Siberian ingredients all hail from local communities. You can use this product with peace of mind knowing that its production support small Siberian tribes.

If you find yourself in need of a spa day that leaves you a bit thinner, the Sauna & Spa Slimming Icy Sugar Body Scrub can be bought here for just £11.59.

ZV2 - Day and Night Serums

Here at the Amazing Blog, as the only man in the office I am often nagged at to take care of myself better. Skincare doesn't tend to be at the top of my list, an attitude that I'm sure is shared by most men. However, I was pleasantly surprised when we received the ZV2 Spray on Serums.

ZV2 have created two advanced serums for both Day and Night, each contain a dose of high powered ingredients. They compact all of this into an ultra-fine mist spritz that simply melts into the skin. Quick and Easy! The perfect product to ease me into somewhat of a skincare regime. 

The ingredient list has a plethora of goodies and vitamins, carefully selected for their intensive action on the skin. The serums use Sensfeel technology, an active ingredient designed to stimulate the male pheromones, increasing his manly attractiveness via a totally natural process – I’m sold! 

ZV2 Day serum additionally provides broad-band AV protection from sun damage and other optimum performance ingredients, whereas ZV2 Night provides lasting nourishment and hydration, as well as fixing the imbalances caused by external factors during the day. After a few weeks of using this, I will admit the ladies were right on this one. I've noticed a big improvement in the look and feel of my skin, no dry patches in sight.  

ZV2 serums retail at £52 each, start taking care of your skin and order yours here. You won't regret it.

Alternative London Tours

We are aware that many of you will be flocking to Notting Hill Carnival this weekend, but here at The Amazing Blog, we wanted to give you another option. Something a little… alternative.  Alternative London is an off-the-beaten track experience that offers a variety of unique and informative London tours.

Art Enthusiasts in particular will love the London Street Art tour, you have the option to explore the East End either with a walking, biking, or evening tour. The art itself is enough to take your breath away, we are particularly intrigued by the Graffiti Workshops. Think of it as an art class with an edge, finally, education we can get excited about. 

The guides are extremely helpful and informative. Their knowledge of the art, culture and history comes from their close ties to the community, and background as street artists themselves. What better way to learn than from the experts. If you find yourself working up an appetite after touring the wonderous street art, then try out their Food & Drinks Tours that take you to a few of the best pubs in the East End.  After all, no London tour is complete without a pint of lager. 

The Alternative London Tours are the first in London to run on a pay as you go basis. The tours are available this weekend at Spitalfields Market, each lasts for roughly two hours. Book your own Alternative London tour on their website.