From The Beehive

 

 

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.

L’Oreal Paris Magic Retouch

 

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

 

Lets Get This Party Started

DSC_0505Just 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

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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

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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 :}

Sure compressed – experiment

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 .

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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 .

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  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.

Tesco Healthy living – Beautifuly Balanced Frozen Foods

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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

  • Energy

    1613kJ
    382kcal
    , 19%of your GDA

  • Fat

    6.7g, 10%of your GDA

  • Saturates

    4.5g, 23%of your GDA

  • Sugars

    12.2g, 14%of your GDA

  • Salt

    1.1g, 18%

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

  • Energy

    626kJ
    149kcal
    , 7%of your GDA

  • Fat

    4.8g, 7%of your GDA

  • Saturates

    0.9g, 5%of your GDA

  • Sugars

    4.5g, 5%of your GDA

  • Salt

    0.2g, 3%

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 .

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Kiss The Moon – GLOW After Dark Face Oil

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Recently I have received an Glow after dark face oil  With  Orange , Geranium , Myrrh and Litsea to try  bottle  of 3 ml .

I never used face oils before because I thought it will be to greasy for my type of skin , but to mine surprise is quiet light and absorbs very quick into the skin .

The promised benefits from using this golden liquid is to help you relax and to nourish your skin and your soul while you sleep , provide vitamins your skin  needs to stay radiant .

All that promise I thought I will give it a go , so I have put  few drops of the magic oil on my  face and massage gently , the first thing I noticed was the smell , it is citrusy but very herby in the same time , I wasn’t sure if I like that . the texture its light and get absorbed very nicely into my skin . That it easy routine and I am off to bed , lie down next to my partner and he says why your face smell like scented candle ? I said its an magic oil I am using now be quiet and let me relax :}

The  strong herby smell faded after 20 minutes and I have to say that it did help me relax,  probably breathing essential oils while in comfy bed helped a lot  . Now I have been using Glow for a week and I do feel very refreshed when I wake up in the morning , my skin is very soft and smooth .

The oil itself is 100% Natural

Not tested on Animals

Made in England

I would Highly recommend this product especially to Ladies and Gents with dry skin   , Price for a 30 ml you pay £48 is not cheap but I think is worth it .

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Le Volume De Chanel Mascara – Review

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Recently I have received a sample  Le Volume De Chanel Mascara  which came packaged in an elegant  cardboard box .

I really like my lashes to look full and long, and rely on a good mascara to achieve this look – my own lashes are less than impressive in their natural state – and so I was eager to try this product. I have owned a few pieces of Chanel make-up in the past, although it’s a long time since I’ve treated myself to anything from this premium cosmetics brand.

Whenever I receive a lovely treat like this, I always Google the product to find out more about it, and to check the price. I was quite astonished to discover that a full-size mascara (6g) costs a whopping £25, and I thought that Le Volume Mascara must be staggeringly good to warrant such a high price.

Having taken a look at Chanel’s website so that I could see the full-sized product, I was able to see the simple and elegant packaging of this mascara – a long black tube with the word ‘Chanel’ on the front. I am assuming that the back of the tube (or the outer carton) will give information about how long this product lasts after opening, but I’m afraid my sample size does not show this. It simply gives the name of the product and the colour – in my case it was ‘90 Ultra  Noir ’. I checked some online images for the full-size product, and could see that it comes packaged in a black cardboard box with a gold-coloured edge at the base.

I was interested to read Chanel’s own description of the brush, as I had found it quite unusual – although very effective. The brush is flexible, and its fibres vary in length – some short, some long – in a sort of angled helter-skelter pattern. This helps ensure that each lash is thoroughly coated. The tip of the wand is slightly pointed, so you can use that to define each lash if you wish. According to Chanel: ‘The brush creates volume thanks to its smart design of snowflake shaped disks that are stacked and oriented for an ideal finish.

Before trying the mascara, I first applied a light coat of pressed face powder to my eyelids and lashes, after that I applied eye shadow follow by eye liner . Then I opened the potentially magic little tube and  I was pleased to see that no excess mascara came out with the wand, although if this does happen, simply wipe the excess away on the neck of the tube as you remove the wand.  I always apply my mascara using a technique I came across when reading beauty  blogs .Holding the mascara wand at the base of my lashes, I wiggle the wand up – three strokes towards the inner corner of my eye, and three strokes to the outer corner. Then I sometimes go over each lash with the tip of the wand to give greater definition.

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The mascara initially felt quite thick and wet, but it was easy to apply, was not  messy and dried quickly. After applying the first coat of Le Volume, I was slightly disappointed to find that although my lashes were definitely longer and more curled, they also had a slightly ‘spidery’ look, which is something I normally associate with the Maybelline mascaras I have tried in the past. It’s not a look I care for, as I prefer my lashes to look full and thick rather than long and spidery. However, a second coat soon made my lashes look little bit  thicker  . After wearing it for whole evening on Saturday I came home and my eyelids were covered with prints and smudges  of my mascara I was extremely disappointed  as I was not expecting that from  such a brad like CHANEL , it took me an ages to wash it off . :{

Overall LE VOLUME DE CHANEL isn’t what I was expecting and I had a high expectations if it comes to CHANEL as it is a World Class brand and not cheap in any way . I am sure there are many Ladies who love this product but I will not be buying it that’s for sure,  just because lives the prints and smudges  having said that I would love to try the waterproof version see hoe it works . :}

Garnier UltraLift – 14 day Challenge

Not long ago I have received an email form Garnier that they putting into the test their Anti wrinkle day cream – Ultra Lift Complete Beauty , Firming and Radiance Boosting .

I love trying new products so I decided to join the 14 day Ultra Lift Challenge , it was easy to apply just needed to fill the form online and wait . I had to quiet long time due to high product  demand but never mind it has arrived  well packed in the form of 14 single sachets . I was very exited and couldn’t wait to get started , although I have to say at the age of almost 39 I don’t really have many wrinkles but I still wanted to see if my skin will improve in any way .
We are told that this cream reduces the appearance of wrinkles and that there is proven results after 2 weeks, I am not so sure about that promise, purely because I didn’t have any wrinkles to start with but I was pleased with the product. The anti wrinkle cream  is white colour and really smooth in texture and pleasant fragrance and as soon as I applied it onto my skin I could feel little tingling sensation I believe that is a good it means  ITS WORKING :}  . The cream is also really easy to apply to the face and neck area and doesn’t leave you with any sort of greasy texture. I was pleased that you also only needed a small amount and it would move around my skin really well.

The moisturiser left my skin feeling really soft and subtle and it felt like it had more movement in it. I saw no difference from using more expensive moisturisers to this one , so I was pleased with qualities that the cream had. As I mentioned above, I have not really used this long enough to see what it does with regard to the wrinkles but I do know that as an everyday cream I would be happy to recommend it.  A the price of £9.99 its a bargain

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Thumbs UP from me Garnier :}

007 – Scent of a Woman

As well as being a member of BzzAgent and Tesco Orchard Club I am also a member of “trend” – its a platform where we as a costumers can get involved in improving products , services from beauty to cars , food and drink , household appliances , mobile phone and holidays .

I got an invite to try and test perfume – 007 for woman  and I have received a 30 ml bottle to try for myself and 20 samples fro friends and family .

First impressions are – I am very curios , I  love bottle design  it has premium feel very classy and comfy to hold in my hand .

The fragrance itself

Has  a unique mix of ingredients that blend feminity with a sense of mystery. It’s a modern interpretation of Oriental fragrance.

Combination of creamy rose milk spiced with black pepper, juicy blackberry lends mouth-watering sweetness, while white jasmine ensures sensuality, before a tempting dry down of vanilla and skin-like musk leaves an unforgettable lasting impression.

Top Notes: Black Pepper, Rose Milk

Heart Notes: Blackberry, White Jasmine

Base Notes: Black Vanilla, White Musk, Cedar wood

I really love this fragrance its a great for the  evening and very long lasting   , but I founded that while wearing it during a day it could be little bit to heavy for my liking , especially on the hot days .

I wish that the lighter – summer version would`ve  been created

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Getting Fruity with Alberto

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Its great to be an BzzAgent  , This time I was invited to Alberto Balsam campaign trio of shampoo , conditioner and detangler . This is a new design from Alberto Balsam collection , I am not sure about the price because so far I have not seen this products in the shops and I looked in Boots and Supermarkets , but as far as I remember Alberto Balsam products were never very expensive I used to pay £1 for bottle of shampoo   I think that’s very cheap .

My first impression of the a Alberto Balsam trio was wonderful, such a classic well designed bottles, I love the bright colours on the white background . As a first I tried shampoo, and I have to say I am impressed, the texture it’s thick and creamy but easy enough to extract the liquid, as soon as I spread shampoo all-over my hair the lovely fragrance is realised very sweet and fruity with little bit of zest I love it. The shampoo foams beautifully which gives me a feeling that it gets everywhere leaving my hair nice and clean. It easy to rinse off and my hair are soft and clean after styling they last at least 2  days, and  they smell great 👍

After using the matching conditioner which also has a lovely camellia and orange scent I pour a large dollop of the quite thick cream into the palm of my hand. The orange scent is quite evident and I enjoy the fruity fragrance as I massage it through my hair and leave it to work for a couple of minutes. It smooth’s  easily through my hair and it also easily washed out leaving the fruity fragrance behind. My opinion. After use my hair feels much softer and looks healthy and shiny and remains so for about two days after which it gets washed again. I wish the fragrance stayed a little longer as the next day it has gone but my hair still feels good. I think this is a good conditioner that doesn’t promise to change your world but gives you soft and shiny hair with colour boost . I would definitely recommend Alberto Balsam conditioner to anyone who loves fruity feeling . 5 out of 5 stars from me .

Next one up is detangler

I have to say, the smell of this product is a mixed blessing and curse. It’s a very sweet, perhaps slightly to sweet its defiantly stronger than shampoo and conditioner . I don’t particularly mind the smell on his own , but it does linger on the hair and clashes with many of my favourite perfumes. I find that three or four squirts on the hair is enough to enable the brush to glide through much more smoothly with much less snagging and pulling on the brush. I do find I have less hair breakage when using this than I do with just brushing alone . I find as well as working well for detangling, it does leave my hair feeling slightly softer throughout the day, without weighing it down, although it can make my hair feel a little lank and greasy if I’m heavy handed in the application, and it doesn’t really do anything to add shine, reduce frizz or to condition my hair in any way. This is a decent product for detangling , but would be even better if there were other benefits from it like for example detangling and conditioning at the same time .

Personally I don’t think detangler is the product I will be buying in the future I just don’t see the point , but I really  love  shampoo and conditioner .