One of my favourite places to visit is the Baltic Centre for contemporary art, located on Gateshead quayside, you get a marvellous view of the many bridges along the water.

It’s a free art gallery, but donations are welcome. And they host many events. It’s particularly good for kids, so it’s somewhere my daughter and I like to visit frequently.

Seeing as it’s Halloween, my daughter and I decided to attend the clay monster workshop.

My daughter loved getting her hands on clay and sculpting a scary dragon. We were given a large lump of clay and then asked to add it to a public sculpture. The idea being they would make one huge monster.

This event was totally free, which is unusual in today climate, so it gets a thumbs up from us. Plus it saved me having to clean up loads of scary mess at home. A chance to socialise while you create, something so important for kids.

I think it’s really important to allow kids to be creative. That’s why I take my kids to art galleries. If you can immerse your children in creativity from a young age they develop a healthy relationship with it. Creativity should be expressed. Just as emotions should be.

There are ever changing modern art exhibitions with something different to be marvelled at. It’s well worth a visit. Last year they had ice play and little city sculpture for kids. We also went to the Holi festival of colours which was good fun.

Finally, other than the fantastic views, I think it’s amazing that the Baltic are offering a free warm space for the public this year. I wanted to mention it because I know many people will be struggling with their heating Bills this year.

It’s a great place to visit, so get warmed up this winter and enjoy some art. There’s even free coffee and juice downstairs and they let you eat food from home, perfect for families.

Revolution Plex bond restore hair care

I was so excited to buy this. Revolution is one of my favourite brands, and they just seem to be getting better. With there ever growing category of products, I had to write about this.

As someone who bleaches her hair it would be fair to say that my hair is prone to breakage. My hair was fine to begin with and even though I use an ample of conditioners, leave in conditioners, heat protection spray and deep moisture repair masks, it would be fair to say it’s still somewhat problematic.

Oplex is amazing and it’s been around for a while now, but it’s way out of price range, so I only use it really when I go to the hair dressers. That’s why I am so excited that Revolution are doing their own version! Hooray. I love you Revolution.

This cost me £6 for 100ml and I got three deep repair treatments out of it. It’s a little like moisturiser in term of texture but slightly sticky. It kinda smells like PVA glue, which I didn’t mind. I find it kind of nostalgic, but if you’re sensitive to smell you might not like it.

I rubbed it into my hair tips, then the rest of my hair, before brushing my hair to make sure everything was evenly covered. I then covered my hair.

It says to leave it on for 15 mins or overnight for a longer treatment. I left it on for three hours and noticed a huge improvement. Instantly. It’s a pre shampoo treatment so you shampoo and condition afterwards.

When I dried it, my hair felt bouncy, stronger and had its shine back. It really strengthens hair strands. My ends were split a little but not nearly as bad as before and more importantly no hair loss when washing it out or brushing.

After my third treatment I noticed more improvement. No breakage when brushing and less hair loss throughout the day. I can also safely remove bobbles and hair grips from my hair without the dreaded snapping.

This product is intended for colour treated or bleached hair that is damaged and I couldn’t recommend it more. Budget wise it’s fantastic and it does what it says! It’s vegan friendly and there’s a whole range of Plex treatments. I can’t wait to try more.

This is my new staple item in my hair care routine. A total Revolution in hair care.

Thanks for reading,

Happy Halloween.


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