I love discovering new products and one of them is a BC Bonacure Oil Miracle Brazilnut Oil Pulp Treatment by Schwarzkopf Professional. This cute little pot lasts about month using it twice a week, if you have medium length hair like myself , work into mid-lengths and ends of towel dried hair , combing trough it to ensure it’s evenly spreaded, than leave it for 10 minutes and rinse it off thoroughly. So why I like it so much? Because innovative argan powder particles gently removes impurities from hair while macadamia nut intensely nourishes and UV filters help protect from the sun , which makes my hair very smooth,shiny and more manageable. Definitely will recommend this product. I have received this pot in my Glossybox and it is a sample size of 30 ml , which if you want to try it is available on http://www.schwarzkopf-professional.co.uk at the price of £3.95
This little gem was one of the products I have received in my Glossybox March edition. In Transit camera close- up is a hero product for very good reason… why ? Because it’s just what my skin needs when it has lost its equilibrium. This primer balances, plumps and brightens skin leaving it lovely and smooth ready for photo shoot, there are rumours that Victoria Beckham loves it so much lol.I like to use it over my usual moisturiser or face oil for extra hydration boost and I am ready to apply my makeup. I would happily recommend this product it really gives me fresher looking makeup and it lasts all day . The only bad thing is that it cost £28 for 30 ml ,so it is bit expensive, but for another hand you only need small amount of it pea size for whole face .
Worth trying 😉
Recently I have been hearing a lot about beauty box subscriptions, and was wondering if this is any good. Did some research what kind of boxes are available in UK and decided to try Glossy Box UK. It costs £10 a month plus delivery so it’s not bad for what you get believe me . The real fun about it is that you never know what you’ll receive each month all you know that you’ll get 5 beauty products to try . When my box has arrived I must say I was very impressed with packaging. Beautifully presented pink box with black ribbon and 5 products inside.
I have received
oOlution- eye cream 100% 20 ml
Eye and cheek Pallette full size
This Works in transit camera close up 20 ml
Figs & Rouge day cream 20 ml
BC Bonacure Oil Miracle Brazilnut Oil Pulp Treatment 30 ml
I am very excited about trying all of this beautiful products and as soon as possible I’ll be coming back with my feedback. Have you tried any of these products? If yes what are your thoughts ? Looking forward to hearing from you 🌞
Why natural cosmetics?
Because nobody has discovered anything better than nature itself. After years and years of using everything chemical nowadays we observe that allover the world fashion is for everything what’s real not fake , natural not chemical .
Not only old home remedies and cosmetics has been rediscovered but also companies putting a lots of hard work and efforts to master natural noninvasive methods creating everything the best from… the plants. More often we’re looking for more traditional ways of beauty regime , simply because only what’s natural its safe this days. Ingredients in natural cosmetics should be free from any harsh perfumes , colorants or preservatives. Plant components in natural cosmetics should come from controlled farms where only natural ways has been used to grow the plants which means they should be free from any chemical waste.
The closer to the nature means better product , but i am sure you already know that
Poor nutrition ultimately means poor health in one form or another. Nor can you escape your background. Poor nutrition experienced over generations is recorded and expressed genetically as various strengths and weaknesses in the body. So anything positive you can do now will not only store up potential good health for the future but will also help to repair negative states from the past.
You will have more resistance to disease and will experience increased health and vitality.
You need to follow a healthy programme which might include.
Exercise and Relaxation
Eating plenty of complex carbohydrates like grains, pulses, fruits and vegetables
Eating plenty of nuts, seeds and yellow and green leafy vegetables
Limiting intake of animal protein , especially red meat , en excess of which is linked to cancer of the colon.
Cutting down on salt and processed food’s
Cutting down on sugar
Avoiding fried and fatty food’s ( excluding stir fries)
Reduction of diary intake
Cutting down on alcohol and caffeine
At time of stress or illness taking a good multivitamin and mineral supplement , and rising of your intake of Vitamin C can be also useful boost for the immune system.
The role of healthy programme can also play a part in helping certain conditions like eczema and psoriasis which are often exacerbated by spicy food , dairy products , citrus fruits , alcoholic drinks , coffee and fry – ups.
So its all about changing a lifestyle not Dieting , I think most diets don’t work for long time , always kicking you back with yoyo effect . But if you slowly change your lifestyle
it is more likely to work permanently . Well it works for me :}
I have used this product for over 2 years and cannot find the words to adequately explain how good it is. I used it for long hard outdoors workouts three times a week to keep my peak performance at optimal levels. Nothing is as healthy and concentrated in super high quality protein and energy so you have less blood used for utilizing it and more blood to keep oxygen levels up. Not all bee products are the same, and the kind you get at the local unmentioned health store just do not work very good at all. Different locations give different pollens to gather. This brand gathers the pollen in pollution free dry desert so it is pure and pollution free. The types of pollen gathered there makes it unique and potent.
Since earliest times, the bee has fascinated man with its examples of industry and organisation, producing the bountiful gifts of honey, royal jelly, bee Pollen and Propolis.
What is BEE POLLEN ?
Is the male fertilising component of plant reproduction. Bees gather and bring it back to their hives for food. Without Pollen, plants, trees and flowers could not exist, even we depend on it.
Bee Pollen provides a wide spectrum of essential nutrients. Each is required to …maintain perfect health.
The nutrients in bee Pollen are readily digestible and easy absorbed by the human body. Many people obtain benefit, including athletes who take it for stamina and energy. In addition, bee Pollen has number of specific benefits:
* can help to correct body chemistry and so counteract the effects of food additives and
* it can desensitise the body, making it a good supplement
*it is also bacteriostatic, suppressing the activity of bacteria and increases the effective elimination of wastes and poisons from the body.
Bee Pollen also contains lecithin, which occurs naturally in all cells. Thus it aids in digestion and the metabolism of fats, and improves the efficiency of immune and nervous system.
Another Bzzcampaign I was very exited about , as I do colour my hair and just started going grey I thought this will be a perfect solution for me .
When I first used Magic Retouch I was quite impressed with the results, how well mine roots were covered (just to mention that my roots were very small ). In the past I have tried dry shampoo with the touch of colour but I found it looking too yellow and also had flakes of yellow powder on my scalp which didn’t look very attractive. And to be honest I thought Magic Retouch will have similar effect, but to mine surprise I was wrong, after usage there were no residue and no flakes falling off my hair , the packaging is nice and compact and it can be taken anywhere easy fits in the handbag, it’s very easy to use, simply shake it up a little and spray it onto your roots . But sadly over time as my roots has grown bit more , mine opinion has changed .At the beginning of the campaign my roots were small and magic Retouch did worked well for me, but now my roots are much bigger and unfortunately after using magic Retouch I don’t see that my roots are magically disappearing , just looking more yellow/brown ish . I think this is a good product for ladies with dark hair where roots don’t have to be discoloured like mine , my friends who have dark hair and used the different shades of the same product said that it does work perfectly well on greys , but have only one let down, it can be very messy, so it’s okay if you have using it at home, but could be a problem if you are on the night out and need a touch up this is certainly not recommended 😒 an less you take a towel with you to cover yourself up , but that just wouldn’t make sense , would it ? I would give it 2.5 out of 5 * . In my opinion Magic Retouch needs lots of improvement especially on the light shades .
And this is the effect of Magic Retouch
Just before Christmas I received an invitation to another great programme from Tesco Orchard Club this time for Tesco Party food . And it couldn’t be a better timing , as before Christmas we are all busy buying presents , decorations and last but not least of course food . And I love Christmas but last thing I want to do is spending all day in the kitchen cooking , especially when I have family or friends coming over so I thought if this Tesco Party food will taste good it will save me a lot of time and I can more enjoy spending time with my loved ones . So I was very exited when my coupons has arrived and went to my local Tesco next day , and I was blown away with a choice of Party Food , there is to choose from chilled or frozen section and I think everyone will find something suitable for their table from the Posh pigs in blankets , Bourbon Beef Waffles , Mini steak pies , Butterfly Prawn with mango dipping sauce , Thai Chicken Curry Pastries , Oriental Selection , Mini Strawberry Trifles , Lemon Sherbet bites ,Swiss Chocolate truffle profiteroles , Duck spring rolls , Chinese selection , Honey BBQ chicken steamed buns , Indian Selection , Mini Éclairs ,Hog Roast and Apple bites and much more which I cant even remember because its so many :}
Well after a few minutes of thinking I decided to go for Duck spring rolls , Chinese selection , Honey BBQ chicken steamed buns as I thought I have a £4 coupon off my purchase but I want to try few different thing so I bought all three of them which is £2 each but for three I paid £4.50 which is a great value I think .
First one up I decided to try Honey BBQ Chicken steamed buns
10 lovely looking buns , it only took me a 6 minutes steaming from frozen and they are ready to eat , took a bite and I thought the texture of the bun is great is soft and light just melts in my mouth , than the honey bbq chicken comes through and I was little bit disappointed because as much as I love the bun I did not like the flavours of the filling I think is way to sweet all I can taste is Honey , chicken has totally disappeared , but I can see the potential in this product but with less Honey in it , if that will be improved I will definitely try it again .
Next day I have try the Chinese Selection and Duck Spring rolls
The Chinese selection 18 bites – 6 chicken wontons , 6 vegetable spring rolls , 6 prawn toast . Duck Spring rolls of 14
I have to say I really enjoyed every bite from this Selection the Prawn toast were light , crunchy and full of flavours , s well chicken wontons and spring rolls , but mine personal favourite is a Duck spring rolls the hoisin sauce flavour its just excellent there is good amount of duck filling and I was very impressed that all this crispy treats were none greasy , because I was little bit afraid of that but I was nicely surprised .
After my testing sessions I can honestly say that I really love Tesco Party Food and I do want to try more from this range . Would I recommend Tesco Party Food ? I definitely say YES I would .
Last but not least I have try Tesco Party Food thanks to courtesy of Tesco Orchard Club and Tesco and I Thank you very much for that :}
Couple of weeks ago I joined another BzzAgent campaign , this time I have been sent 2 deodorants antiperspirants in the form of aerosol .
First can of Sure its 250 ml , the second can its a 125 ml can of compressed Sure .
The whole experiment is about comparing both cans how long they will last , in theory the Sure compressed 125 ml can suppose to last just as long as the big 250 ml can . The main reason behind this is that sure want to reduce amount of packaging and gas they are using to produce the big cans . I have been given instructions to use both cans every day with the difference of use big can under my right arm and than spray Sure compressed under my left arm .
When I first received an invitation to Sure campaign I was very excited because I didn’t have one for a while and also curious about the whole challenge. Recently I have been using roll on Sure deodorant also cotton fresh, but I also used compressed cans of invisible aqua fresh which were very good and effective. Never tryied to compare the big can with compressed until now, but first I want to say how unimpressed I am with effectiveness of the both deodorants, I use them just as I’ve been asked big can under right arm and compressed under left. As soon as I use I the with both of deodorants the gas is so irritating that I can’t breathe I have to hold my breath until I finish my routine otherwise I cough and choke like someone with long problems, after dreadful 20 seconds I can breathe again but I have leave the bathroom. The effectiveness isn’t as good as I was expecting, I work in the busy restaurant and I can’t afford to worry about my smell especially when being in contact with diners, unfortunately Sure has failed to keep me fresh trough my shift and I had to reapply it couple of times while working. If it comes to which can last longer I think in my case probably the big one, because I take compressed deo with me to work its convenient because of the smaller size, and only just after one week of usage I can tell that small can will run out quicker. I can understand why Sure decided to create a compressed can, everybody this days are trying to make a difference to the our Planet earth and it is a beautiful cause but I think that Sure should also concentrate on other aspects of the product like effectiveness and irritating gas.
Another annoying thing was terrible white powder after use , I am sure there is a way to improve that , because it is not very attractive when you walk around wearing black T-shirt and some white flakes are flying out of your underarms .
I have done little bit of research on aerosol deodorants and I don’t think in any way they are not harming our environment. Another sad thing I also found out that Unilever which produces Sure does products testing on animals, which for me completely doesn’t seem to make sense on one side they claim that they want to protect environment but on the other hand animals have to suffer from their hands I think this is not Wright my lovely people. If it comes to the experiment which can will last longer in my case the big can wins, my compressed can is almost empty. One big disappointment. Sorry Sure I won’t be using compressed or any aerosol deodorants that’s for sure.
As a member of Tesco Orchard Club very often I am invited to try new products made by Tesco or sold by Tesco .
And today I want to talk about Tesco range of frozen food Beautifully Balanced .
I have to say when I received my invitation to this programme I was little bit sceptic about the whole frozen meals thing , but I had a second thought and decided to join the programme and find out for myself if is worth buying it in the future , mind the fact I normally cook from scratch for my family but I think is always good to have something in the case of emergency in the freezer , So I received coupons through the post went to my local Tesco on the mission to find my potential best friend , and I did . First caught my attention Healthy Living Wholegrain Fusillil Spinach And Cheese Sauce. I love spinach so I was very happy there is a choice of that in frozen range . For 800g you pay £2 I think this is very cheap what you get anyway , The whole meal takes about 10 minuets to prep , I cooked it in the pan but you can also use microwave oven .
When I tasted it I thought this is fantastic , wholegrain pasta lots of spinach , Cherry Tomato, Red Pepper, Yellow Pepper, it makes colourful plate , the cheese sauce is not to strong just ads lovely creaminess to the whole mix .I really enjoyed this pasta dish I would definitely highly recommended to anyone no matter what age even my 2 year old fussy eater loved it .
Half of the pack (400g) contains
My next choice from Beautifully Balanced range was Oriental Whole Food Mix 500G this cost a £1.50
This vegetable mix with grains and cashew nuts in a sesame and soy dressing.
oriental wholefood with cashew nuts taste just great , as soon as I opened the bag the smell came out and made my mouth watering before I even started cooking , with this veg mix I decided to ad some vegetarian chicken , but I tell you anything will go with it . The whole dish is packed with amazing oriental flavours , for me it tasted just like takeaway but none greasy , and I did not feel guilty after I licked my plate . But what I like about this product is there is lots of veg inside like Carrot, Broccoli, Soya Bean, Red Pepper, Babycorn and Cooked Bulgur and of course cashew nuts which I love , I am also impressed how well is spiced , I don’t like spicy food at all but this has a perfect heat to it .
One portion contains
Overall I am very happy that I decided to join Tesco Orchard programme , this has changed my hole perspective on frozen meals . Frozen doesn’t always means processed and unhealthy , it can make your meals interesting and quick to prepare , meal which whole family will enjoy together .
# GotItfree thanks to courtesy of @Tesco and @Tesco Orchard Club