Thursday, 23 February 2017

Haagen-Dazs Mango & Raspberry

Hi Guys!

Today I'm bringing you a food post, I'm planning to do more of these and also 'What I eat in a day' posts, let me know if you'd be interested in seeing these!

I'm giving my thoughts on the Haagen-Dazs Mango & Raspberry Icecream* this is currently on offer in Sainsburys for only £2.50.

Häagen-Dazs has been making premium ice cream since 1961. Their founder, Reuben Mattus' vision was to make the best ice cream in the world using high quality, carefully selected ingredients. Reuben, believed that if you were going to indulge in ice cream, it should be a real and fulfilling experience rather than the ‘cold and sweet stuff’ of his time.

I have tried a few of the Haagen-Dazs range previously and my favourite has always been the classic vanilla.
However, I really enjoyed the Mango & Raspberry it's a bit more exoctic that what I normally go for! This flavour I think will be amazing to have on a summer's day, it's very refreshing and has a great mango flavour with a delicious raspberry swirl, I think the mango & raspberry work very well together.

Check out Haagen-Dazs full range of products on their website:

Let me know what your favourite flavour is in the comments below!

Love Sally X

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Get More Vitamin A Drink Review

Hey Guys!

I wanted to tell you about a company called More Drinks. You may have seen them in the supermarkets, they are stocked nationwide in Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda and Ocado. 

More Drinks have two ranges of drinks - Get More and A Little More. Every product in the More Drinks range has a single, simple message that tells you what you’re getting and why it’s good for you.

I have tried out some of the Get More Vitamin A drinks* which are for supporting healthy skin and vision. They are in a yummy sparkling blackberry and blueberry flavour, made of spring water and are sugar free!

The packaging I think is simple but eye-catching and they tastes great and find they are great to throw in my bag for on the go.

You can see the full range of drinks on their website: 

If you've tried one of their drink let me know what flavour in the comments and make sure you share it on twitter #Getmorevits

Love Sally x


Real Techniques Duo-Fiber Brushes Review

Hey Everyone!

Long time, no speak! I have been MIA from my blog for a while but I am now back and you'll be seeing lots more blog posts coming soon!

Today I want to share with you a review of the duo-fiber collection* from Real Techniques which consists of a face brush, contour brush and eye brush for a retail price of around the £20 mark depending on where you buy them. Link to their website is here:  

These brushes are super soft, made with synthetic bristles and they do not shed when applying makeup to your face. 
From left to right:
The duo-fiber face brush: This is for lightweight application and blending of face powder or pigments, I find this brush perfect for applying loose powder after my foundation.

The duo-fiber contour brush: This is for controlled contouring and sculpting, I use this for applying bronzer along my cheekbones.

The duo-fiber eye brush: This is for adding finishing touches to the eyes. Once I've applied my eyeshadows colours I used this brush to blend them out and great for creating a smoky eye.

I hope you enjoyed this blog post, and comment below with any blog post suggestions you'd like to me do in the future!

Love Sally x

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Road Trip Tales!

Hi Everyone!

I hope you are all having a great week.

Today we are going to be talking about one of my favourite topics, road trips. You only have to look as far as my instagram account to see that I love jumping in the car and going to random places to explore within the UK and there is also my almost annual expedition to Iceland to mix things up.

I guess it’s the ultimate feeling of freedom, that you can move around as you wish without the confines of public transport timetables and of course costs. For me personally, driving works out far much more cost efficient particularly if you go on a proper road trip to multiple places within a day. In some cases for the more rural locations that are off the beaten track you just can’t access them easily unless you do drive there. Some of the towns I’ve been to down south don’t even have train lines so it would literally take hours longer to get there and you would be limited as to where you can go.

Some of my all-time favourite road trip memories have to be from Iceland really, it was my first holiday where we had the flexibility of having a car to go around it and it was great to be able to deviate from the standard tourist sites and not have the stress of tour bus timetables. We drove to some of the most stunning black sand beaches, lava fields, round the beautiful Lake Myvatn and my absolute standout moment was when we drove up the side of a mountain to go and see the northern lights as the further you can escape light pollution, the better view you will get.

Also most weekends that my boyfriend stays over with me in Hertfordshire we go for mini adventures like last weekend when we visited the Ashridge Estate and Ivinghoe Beacon which were so pretty! There’s nothing better than a nice romantic countryside wander followed by a yummy dinner in a homely little country pub.

When you are embarking on a road trip it’s important to remember to prepare properly beforehand, make sure you check the oil and water levels, that your lights are working, brakes are functional, that your tyres are pumped up and to the correct tread depth and if not to replace them using a service like Point S tyres to make sure that you are travelling as safely as possible. Always keep water and a few items of food as well just in case you get stuck in long traffic or lost in the countryside, I usually take a big bottle of Volvic and some cereal bars and crisps with me just so I know they are there if I fancy them.

I would love to hear any tips you have for road trips in the comments below, also tell me where you’ve been or where you’re planning on going!

I hope you enjoyed this post and thanks for reading! Love Sally X 

Gas Safety Information

Hi Guys!

Today is going to be an important post that is a bit serious but in theory would be relevant to all of us and it is talking about gas safety.

Flogas are creating an e-book at the moment all about gas safety in the home and ahead of this I wanted to have a little discussion here on the blog and offer my own tips.

When it comes to gas safety it's really important to make sure that your appliances are being fitted properly and maintained by professional, Gas Safe registered engineers for optimum peace of mind. When things malfunction due to errors made the risks are very real and include explosions, leaks, potential fires and also the danger of CO poisoning, all really scary but ultimately avoidable.

Carbon Monoxide poisoning is really hard to detect as it's not as if you can see it, taste it or smell it in the same way as normal gas so having an alarm (that works and is regularly maintained/checked) should be a priority. It is only around £15 and can be found in most high street hardware stores so there is really no excuse not to get one for your home, always check for the relevant compliance with the British Standard EN 50291 and the relevant approval mark.

In the event you suspect something is off like smelling gas, your best bet would be to evacuate the property and give the Gas Safety advice line a call on 0800 300 363. I think on these things it's better to be safe than sorry and you should always be really diligent about smells, if you see visible fumes or can taste something different in the air around your house.

Let me know your tips on gas safety below in the comments, I'd love to hear them.

Thanks for reading! Love Sally X

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Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Summer Essential Product - Promensil Cooling Spray

Hi Everyone!

I hope you are all well.

Today I am going to be sharing a gem of a product that is absolutely perfect for summer and it is the new Promensil cooling spray*.

Primarily designed to treat symptoms of menopause, it also doubles up as a really highly effective cooling spray that immediately refreshes your  skin especially when you are on a hot sweaty tube train or all warm from walking around on a hot day or dancing at a festival! The spray draws heat away from the skin and is really quick in reducing the skin temperature and any redness on your chest or neck area. For the best results keep the areas uncovered and re-apply as and when you need to.

This is the perfect addition to any handbag to use on the go or for your bedside table to handle night sweats and the spray retails at £14.99 at Boots stores/online.

Let me know if you have given any cooling sprays a try before and your experiences in the comments.

Thanks for reading! Love Sally X


Father's Day Gift Idea - Monopoly Empire

Hi Guys!

Today I have another instalment in my Father's Day gift ideas series and it is all focused around having fun and spending time together.

One of my favourite things to do as a family is after dinner to sit down and play a good board game, so this new version of the ever popular classic monopoly looks awesome!

In the Monopoly Empire game*, players can own the world's top brands. After choosing one of the uniquely branded tokens, players move around the board, and start building their empires. The game is a race to the top as players buy their favourite brands one by one and fill their towers. Players can own famous brands, including Nerf, Transformers, Levi's, and more. Opponents collect rent from their rivals; the higher their tower, the more they can charge! For two to four players, the first player to fill their tower with billboards wins!

The game retails at £19.99 available at games/toy retailers and is a guaranteed family hit!

Let me know your favourite board games and monopoly editions below, I'd love to hear them.

Thanks for reading! Love Sally X
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