Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Boost Oxygen - The urban jungle

I love the fact that I live in central London, because as soon as I step out my front door its not long before I'm amongst the hustle and bustle of it all, and spoilt for choice for what to do with my day, with great transports connections to get me to where I need to be.
   The only downside to all that is the ever growing pollution problem we face, which on the whole if I'm honest I don't really think about day to day .........that is until the warmer months roll round and sometimes you can actually see it!. A cloud of smog that sits above the city cause by traffic fumes, construction sites and other pollutants, which can leave you suffering from a dry throat, tickley cough, chest irritation and dry sore eyes and for some it can actually be a daily occurrence and a lot worse.
you get so use to the poor air quality, that you don't realise how poor it is until you take yourself off  out to the countryside or down by the seaside where you can tell the air is a lot cleaner.

while campaigners continue to put pressure on  the government to work on creating new policies to reduce the emissions to control the level of pollution,........ more and more products to help combat this serious issue are coming onto the market.

So this year I'm quite relieved to have discovered boost oxygen, as this time when the horrible muggy weather arrives, leaving me feeling like I can't breathe I can use one of boost oxygen's portable cans of 95% pure oxygen to help off set some of the symptoms, as when the air quality is at its worst you get more fatigue and cant think straight.
When the toxic air breaches the legal limits and pollution warnings are displayed at bus stops, tube stations and road sides, for some of us its not an option to retreat and go home, as we need to carry on with our day, but when your oxygen levels go down everything becomes a bit more of a struggle,poor concentration and  low energy levels so a few blasts of refreshing oxygen on a hot muggy day will definitely help, increase any depleted oxygen levels and reduce some of the amount of  allergen reactions, helping me stay at my best , so to carry on with my day.
  I've already been using the boost oxygen beauty, as part of my beauty routine to ward of the effects of the pollution on my skin, as all the microscopic specks of pollutants in the air end up sitting on our skin and getting into the deeper layers through our pores causing the skin to become inflamed and dehydrated, which breaks downs the collagen, which accelerates the ageing process., so inhaling the oxygen works to simulate the bodies own natural healing process to reduce inflammation and increase cell renewal as well.

Boost oxygen comes in two sizes the smaller 4oz can fits nicely in your handbag or trouser pocket for when your on the move and tight for space, so when I next have to travel on the dreaded underground in that sticky heat when its already hot on the tube I will feel more at ease knowing when I start to feel uncomfortable I can take a few breaths and imagine I'm else where for a few minutes until I get to my stop .

The natural can has no aroma and is often favoured by mountain climbers at risk of altitude sickness, but boost oxygen have another 4 oxygen's to choose from all infused with different aromas that have different benefits, which you can check out here:

 *This has been a collaboration with 

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

How I clean my camera lenses

A few years ago I treated myself to a Nikon D3200 dslr camera, and even though it came with a half decent kit lens, as my love for photography grew, so did my craving for new lenses!.
 I've since gone on to purchased a couple of other lenses to improve the quality of my photos, and
even though I've been quite careful with looking after the lenses, including buying the correct filters for each one, somehow I've still manage to get them dirty ie, finger marks, dust particles and smudges,which really does effect the appearance of your photos.
At first I made the mistake of using a glasses cloth to clean the lens, which only made things worst, but luckily I tried that method out on my kit lens, but when my more expensive lenses became dirty  I knew I had to look into a proper lens cleaning kit.


After looking around on the internet at different kits, and reading reviews, 
I settled on the Lenspen cleaning kit £19.99 from PCworld/currys, which comes with :
1. Lens cleaner pen (white pen)
 2. Filter cleaner pen (black pen)
 3. Hurricane blower
4. Micro fibre cloth .
Once home I wanted to get going with the kit straight away, but I was so nervous, as my favourite lens cost me £700.00 and even though this lens only had dust particles sitting on the lens,
 cleaned in the wrong way, these harmless bits of dust could actually end up scratching the lens, and for me that wasn't an option.
I took a deep breath and begun following the instructions, 
but I need not have worried as the process worked a treat, and my favourite lens was as good as new! Yaaay!
So with confidence I began cleaning my other lenses.... 

Firstly I used the hurricane blower to blow clean air onto the lens to remove 
any dust or debris that was sitting on top.

Both pens that come with the kit are double sided with a retractable soft natural brush at one end, and a chamois cleaning tip at the other. The white pen you use on your camera lens, and the black one you use on your filters. I proceeded with the white pen with the brush end, which  gently removed any remaining dirt particles. 
I then flipped the pen over to the other end, which has a cleaning tip with an invisible carbon cleaning compound, a special non liquid cleaning element, which is very easy to use, just by going over the lens surface in smooth circular movements until the smudges and any marks disappear. If some of the marks are being a bit stubborn, don't worry as you can gently breathe on the lens and repeat the step to get a better result.


Repeat the whole process with the black pen on your filters, as there's no point putting dirty filers over a sparkling clean lens!