Lizi’s Granola

Today we have a few guest posts written by Debbie Lightowler, who has a blog over at http://www.beebeesplace.com – we met through work, at the Press Association, also where me and Emily met and we have been great friends ever since.

Love,

Kathryn

Let me start off by admitting that I’m not a cereal person, it would never be my breakfast choice so I’m perhaps not their target market.

However, I am all for time-saving short cuts and this is a good one.

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It comes in a cute little pouch with a spoon attached. It’s a granola and milk powder mix (lactose free) and all you do is add 3 spoons of water and hey presto, breakfast is ready!

The 47g pack is easy to open and has comprehensive instructions on the back. It has a long shelf life which is another advantage.

I added 3 teaspoons of water but nothing really changed. In reality it took about double that before the ingredients became a wet, breakfasty mix.

It tasted fine, if you like that sort of thing, I tried the original which was not too sweet. My son had the treacle and pecan mix which he enjoyed but the sweetness of that set my teeth on edge.

This is a great idea for camping, festivals, long car journeys and to have as a standby in your office drawer.

Debbie xx

Primark Holiday Haul!

So yesterday, I went into Primark to pick up a few cheap bits and bobs for my holiday in two weeks time…

I LOVE Primark, but it is hot, it is stressful, people get in your way and I always, without fail, manage to trip over a pram. I once even turned around and sent a child flying with my handbag. It wasn’t my finest hour, but his mother found it funny… (If it was my child, I wouldn’t have found that funny. But I also wouldn’t let it run through Primark unattended. That place is dangerous!)

I once read a list of 22 stages every girl goes through on a trip to Primark which I found hilarious. I go through almost all of these stages every time I visit!

Here’s the link! Have a read once you’ve read this post and let me know your funny Primark experiences too!

http://m.sofeminine.co.uk/fashion-trends/22-stages-every-girl-goes-through-in-primark-s365338.html

I previously said a few ‘cheap’ bits and bobs… My goodness did this lot add up but I hope you enjoy the post!

Kimonos

I love this trend at the minute! Kimonos are so easy to throw on over dresses, bikinis or camis and jeans and I love the way they look!

However, I only own one! Therefore, I decided this needed changing and picked up these to wear both in England and I’m Greece on an evening or as a throw over to go from the beach to the bar!

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1) This kimono has orange, brown, yellow, black, grey and cream stripes and Aztec print with black tassels along the hem and sleeves. I was slightly unsure at first whether I could pull this off but thought I’d regret it if I didn’t snap it up. It was the most expensive thing I bought too at £13 but you’d pay a lot more in Topshop or River Island!

2 & 3) These two are pretty similar with really lovely floral prints. They’re slightly dressier than the first, and you could definitely dress these up with a LBD and heels or down with jeans and sandals. I couldn’t decided between the black and white so just bought them both! They were £10 each.

Dresses

My main reason for the Primark trip was to grab a few cheap dresses to wear on the nights on holiday. I always make the mistake of spending a fortune on holiday clothes, then wear them once on holiday, don’t look at them for the rest of the year as they’re not weather appropriate, dig them out for my next holiday the following year and decide I hate them all! Therefore, Primark is my saviour!

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1) Black: This black dress with Aztec embellishment caught my eye as I thought it would be perfect both for holiday and for the hot weather we’re having at home at the minute! It was from the beach section, yet is quite a thick cotton so can be worn wherever you please. It was a steal at £5!

2) Pineapple: This was another item I thought I would probably not pull off but bought anyway. It’s pink with a pineapple pattern. I really love the higher neckline on this but it is VERY long! It goes just past my knee so I wrapped a belt around my waist when trying it on and pulled it over to create a layered effect, which I thought looked quite nice. One let down… I got it home to find the button on the back missing! However I’ll probably just sew another on to save rooting around Primark for a replacement. This was £8.

3) Aztec: I love Aztec print and think it’s perfect for holiday. This dress has buttons right down the front and is in bright colours and I really like it! Another bargain at £7!

4) Floral: I also love floral print so snapped this up. It’s just a very simple jersey skater dress but at £5 I couldn’t resist!

Jewellery

I really love looking at Primark jewellery and ALWAYS manage to find a few bits that I like. I always lose necklaces somehow, so I don’t like spending too much on them. I also find I don’t wear them enough to spend £20 or £30 a pop. These two caught my eye as they’re so pretty and I’ll definitely team them with a few outfits! My only issue is that they’re quite heavy… These maybe a hand luggage job!

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Shoes

I was really let down in the shoe department yesterday, as Hull’s store seemed to have been absolutely wiped out of sandals! There was one stand with about 4 pairs of sandals all in size 3, which wasn’t ideal.
I did however pick these tan shoes up. I did already have these but have worn them to death. I actually almost fell down the stairs in them the other day at work, as the sole had come off and I didn’t realise when I put them on that morning! Myself and my almost broken limbs were happy to find a replacement!

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Miscellaneous

I love that you can buy almost anything in Primark so had a wonder around the toiletries section as they’ve started stocking really good brands such as Cocoa Brown tan for much less than the price they are in Boots or Superdrug!

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I got some Gilette Satin Care shaving foam for £1 and some Palmer’s Cocoa Butter for £2.90 to take away with me.

I also got a sponge, because everyone needs to keep clean! That was only £1 as were the TWO packets of make up wipes. I go through wipes like there’s no tomorrow on holiday so thought I was as well get two packs for a lot less than what you’d normally pay for one pack. I have tried Primark face wipes when I was at Univeristy and scraping up coppers to buy a tin of beans, and I think they’re really good for the price!

I also bought a cute floral make up bag, as I don’t want to lug my entire collection to another country with me! This one was only £4.

Overall I’m pretty pleased with my purchases! I also got a few basics such as plain black and white vests, but didn’t want to bore you with all that malarky!

Have you bought a bargain in Primark recently that you’re in love with? Also, have you ever done any of the Primark stages in the link above? Let me know!

Love,
One extremely excitable Emily, who only has 9 days left at work before she jets off!! xxx

Rimmel Lasting Colour Rush Balm

Does anyone else pop into Boots and before you know it you’ve spent £30 on things you definitely don’t need but my goodness there’s absolutely no chance you’re not going to buy them?

It happens ALL the time for me, which isn’t great on the bank balance, but excellent for my make up bag!

I popped in a couple of weeks ago to buy face wipes and ended up picking up a Rimmel Lasting Colour Rush Balm in the colour Viva Violet.

It wasn’t the first time I’ve tried these out, I already have it in The Redder The Better, but I wanted a deep pinky purple to go with an outfit I was planning to wear that night.

It wasn’t a necessity but I just couldn’t resist!

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It’s a really lovely deep pink, which isn’t as dark as some of the others that are quite fashionable at the minute. I was slightly apprehensive to try out this colour as it’s quite a statement but this one is really nice as a first step into really dark lip colours!

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I love the fact it has a pointed nib end as it’s so easy to use. I use the tip as a sort of lip liner that helps to keep it all in place, then the side of the point to fill in my lips.

The balmy consistency is so moisturising and it doesn’t feel like you’re wearing lipstick, yet has the colour intensity of one.

The smell is so lovely too! It’s quite a chocolatey sent which makes you want to lick your lips! I hate when lipsticks smell chemically.

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The colour lasts such a long time too, which is brilliant. I obviously applied it a couple of times throughout the evening, but woke up with still a bit of colour on my lips!

The Lasting Colour Rush Balm is only £5.99, and everyone needs to try it out! I love them!

Hope you’re all having a lovely weekend!

Emily x

So…? Sinful

During secondary school, every girl I knew had a bottle of Impulse or So…? Bodyspray in their bag, it was definitely the must have item. 14 years later and So…? Is still going strong…in fact they have a range of eleven different fragrances available in both a bodyspray and a perfume. I decided to try out the So…? Sinful fragrance and body spray.

So…? Sinful is described as a combination of fresh strawberries and juicy pineapple for a fruity scent, followed by violet, water-lily and jasmine with a rich creamy vanilla and dark chocolate base. It is a very fruity sweet scent and I absolutely love it for during the day – during the evening I prefer something a little woodier.

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The bodyspray scent is really quite strong, which is not something I normally find with most bodysprays, but I really like this quality of it as it can be used without having to use perfume over the top of it. The scent does tend to weaken after a few hours, but the bottle is light and small enough to pop into your handbag.

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The perfume is very similar to the bodyspray but a little lighter and fresher. The bottle is quite plain but is in uniform with the rest of the range’s perfumes. I really do love the scent of this perfume and everytime I wear it people always ask me where it is from – they do look a bit surprised when I say it is a So…? Fragrance as I think people tend to think it will be higher end.

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For the price of these products, you really cannot go wrong and I cannot wait to try some of the other fragrances in the range.

You can check out the So…? Range at www.sowithattitude.com and to purchase online you can find the range at Boots, where the bodyspray is £1.70 and the perfume is £6.35 for a 30ml bottle.

Love,

Kathryn xxx

Make Up Revolution & I Heart Makeup Haul

 

When I received a discount code with a recent beauty box I decided to place an order for some goodies from Make Up Revolution as I have seen plenty of their products on various beauty blogs. I thought I would share with you what I bought.

I Heart Makeup I Heart Sin Eyeshadow Palette £7.99

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This eyeshadow palette contains both matte and shimmery eyeshadows in a variety of natural and neon shades. It comes in a black palette with a large purple crystal heart on the front and comes complete with a large double-ended applicator. The colours included in this palette are great for both day and night, therefore being a holiday staple.

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I Heart Makeup Lip Geek Lipstick in Ken Will Want Me £2.99

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This lipstick comes in a fabulous shiny pink tube, and as the name shade may suggest the colour is a Barbie pink. The texture of the lipstick is really creamy but is also super pigmented for shine.

I Heart Makeup Blushing Hearts Triple Baked Blusher in Peachy Keen £4.99

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This is the cutest looking blusher I have ever seen! Three gorgeous shimmery blushers brought together in one love heart. The colour of the blush is really pretty as you can adjust the colour and application to your heart’s desire.

I Heart Makeup I Heart My Lips in Heart Is Pumping £2.49

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This lipstick has been made into the shape of a heart also, and has a matt outer colour with a shimmer core in the middle. It blends together to create a really pretty shimmery pink.

I Heart Makeup Wow! Gloss in Double Wow! £2.49

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This lipgloss comes in a sleek and slim tube, which is perfect for popping in those clutch bags with hardly any room – you know the ones I mean – the really gorgeous box ones that you can barely fit a phone and a lipstick in! The gloss has a really good colour to it and thickness without being gloopy.

Make Up Revolution Baked Eyeshadow Set in Pure and Innocent £2.50

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This little compact contains 5 silky and blendable baked eyeshadows in gorgeous neutrals, golds and browns. It works out at just 50pence an eyeshadow, and they can be used with a wet brush to give a more intense look, which then works out at 25pence an eyeshadow! The pigment in these eyeshadows are perfect for summer, especially with a tan.

Make Up Revolution Amazing Lip Gloss in Nude Shimmer £1

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This is a highly pigmented and high-shine lipgloss in a really pretty pinky-nude shade. It comes in a long tube container with a screw-off sponge applicator. At £1 you can buy the full collection of 6 colours for less than the price of just one lipgloss from most other cosmetics companies.

Make Up Revolution Liquid Concealer in Natural £1.50

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This concealer comes with a sponge applicator to conceal your dark circles and imperfections. It provides a really smooth finish and the texture is lovely and creamy and so it is easy to hide those blemishes.

Make Up Revolution Amazing Sheer Lipgloss in Too Shy £1

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These squeezy tubes of lipglosses are fabulous for popping in your handbag. The formula is non-stick, and so even when it is windy you won’t end up with your hair attached to your lips! It provides an intense sheer colour and shine and lasts ages on the lips.

Make Up Revolution Scandalous Lipstick in Depraved £1

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This is a purple lipstick, yes purple, but at £1 you can definitely afford to play around and have fun with your makeup. I bought this on a whim really as I thought it would be great for fancy dress or for if I fancied something a little or a lot different.

Make Up Revolution Amazing Lipstick in Enchant £1

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There are 30 shades available in this range, creamy textures, matte finishes, brights and nudes, there is a colour for absolutely everyone! I really cannot believe the quality of this range for such a low price point. When I ordered some of these £1 products I really didn’t expect the quality to be anywhere near decent, but I was pleasantly surprised.

Make Up Revolution Blush in Wow! £1

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Again, another wonder £1 product! This blush comes in a little compact and is a gorgeous candy pink colour. The colour doesn’t go on too strongly which I love because then you are able to add as much or as little blush as you need.

Make Up Revolution Scandalous Eyeshadow in Go! £1

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The Scandalous eyeshadow range has five amazing neon colours and I chose Go! which is a really bright green. I didn’t want to go for a natural colour because I bought the little palette and so I went for something really outrageous. You can add just a little for a spring green colour, or go really intense and make the colour pop.

Make Up Revolution Pure Pigments in Affluent £1

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Another huge colour spectrum, the Pure Pigments come in 25 different shades. They are, as the name suggests, very highly pigmented and give off a really good shimmer effect. I went for Affluent which is a gorgeous goldy/brown colour which will look fabulous with a tan and my blue eyes.

Make Up Revolution Focus and Fix Eyebrow Shaping Kit in Light Medium £2.50

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I have tried similar products to this one that have been ten times the price and this one is just as good. It contains three brow powders in matching shades and a wax cream to keep the colour intact. An applicator and a mirror are included for on the go application.

Make Up Revolution Nail Polish in Look Of Love £1

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Finally I ended my little online shopping session with a nail polish. I didn’t really need a nail polish but I wanted to give my opinion on a range of their items and at just £1 this will be perfect to pass onto my 4 year old Goddaughter Willow. She loves nail polishes and having her nails painted and at just £1 it doesn’t matter if she loses it. The colour is really strong and lasts on my nails a few days without a single chip.

 

Have you purchased any of the Make Up Revolution or I Heart Makeup range?

Love

Kathryn xxx

 

 

 

W7 Cosmetics

I recently tried out an amazing W7 lipgloss which I was so impressed with I couldn’t wait to discover more of the W7 cosmetics range, here are my favourites…

Make Up & Glow Bronzing Base £4.95

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This is a gorgeous gel-based bronzer that adds a hint of sun-kissed colour to your skin. Perfect for those who do not want a full body fake tan applying. It also comes in a really cute tropical-themed box, which I couldn’t bring myself to throw away just yet. You can use this product with cosmetic sponges or simply with your own hands.

Full Colour Lipstick in Angry Annie £4.95

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The Full Colour Lipstick is available in a range of 6 fabulous pink and red shades – some bright and some pretty. This lipstick goes on really smoothly, and the tube is easy to twist up too. I was really impressed with the longevity of this product and definitely want to try it in other shades.

Aye Aye Captain Very Black Liquid Eyeliner £4.95

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This eyeliner, like it says, is super jet black, which I love! The texture of the liquid itself works really well upon application, as it isn’t thick and gloopy but neither is it thin and runny, and so it gives a foolproof result every time.

Perfect Eyes Eyeshadows in Hot Chocolate, Platinum and Silver Streak £3.95 each

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The Perfect Eyes eyeshadows are available in around 20 shades, and each and every single one comes in its very own little compact, which to me look a lot like the MAC eyeshadow compacts, they are of such a high standard. The eyeshadows themselves are really easy to use, and are highly pigmented which makes the shimmer of each one really pretty without being glitzy. These three colours are perfect for all skin tones and eye colours.

Loads Of Lashes £4.95

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Now I honestly could not believe the price of this product – less than a fiver! I have used Magnifibres constantly since I discovered them last year but they cost 4 times the amount of this version. For those of you who haven’t yet been introduced to this kind of product, they are pieces of fibre that you apply to your lashes after one coat of mascara, followed by a second coat of mascara – and you are left with longer, thicker lashes.

Prime Magic £6.95

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I love primers, as I have really uneven skin, and so after applying a primer, my foundation goes on much smoother. This formula is fantastic for correcting pigmentation and dissolving the look of enlarged pores. This primer is also available in other shades for those of you who suffer with sensitised, red skin.

Honey Queen Bronzer £4.95

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This bronzing box is fantastic for carrying around as it has a brush included inside. It is made into a honeycomb pattern (hence the name) and consists of built-in shimmering pigments of different coloured hexagons. This bronzer is really good for all skin tones as it can be buildable – therefore you can add as much or as little as you like.

Purple Haze Eyeshadow Palette £5.95

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This cute compact contains 4 eyeshadows all in hues of purples, ranging from light to dark. Just like the single pots, these eyeshadows glide on really easily and the shimmer from them is really pretty. These shades look stunning for girls with blue eyes.

Glamorous Lipgloss in Shade 01 £3.95

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This is one in a collection of 6 fabulously shimmering lipglosses all in shades of reds, corals and peaches. The tube is clear with a black lid, and unscrews really easily, with a foam applicator which I found glided on really well. Unlike a lot of lipglosses I have tried, the colour of this one lasted really well on my lips.

Just Brows £2.99

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This little product is a waterproof eyebrow pen, which comes in black and brown – I went for brown which matches my brows quite well. The pen is such a good size as it is not too chunky to hold, which means I don’t get in a pickle when applying. You can use the thinner or thicker side of the actual nib, and so it is suitable for all of you eyebrow owners out there.

Light Diffusing Concealer £4.95

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This concealer is without doubt similar to another very famous concealer, but that concealer is again 4 times the price of this one! I have used both and I must say that I really could not tell the difference! It is easy to add more product, you simply click the base of the pen and it squeezes out through the brush end. A must buy!

London Eyes Palette £6.95

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In this amazzzzing palette you get 24 individual eyeshadows – now I am just going to grab my calculator so that I can let you know that that equals just 28p an eyeshadow. Bit of a bargain right? And as with all of the other W7 eyeshadows I have tried, they are no lesser quality either. There is such a wide variety here and the palette is a great compact size for travelling or taking in your handbag for those of you who have a social life after work (not me I’m busy blogging haha!).

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You can check out the full W7 cosmetics range at www.w7cosmetics.co.uk

Love,

Kathryn xxx

SLIM FRUITS

SLIM FRUITS are a fab new sweet that are sugar free, fat free and high in fibre. Because of the high fibre content they are able to fill you up instead of out, and are great for snacking on when you fancy something sweet, without piling on the calories. They come in two different flavours – Peach Melba and Rhubarb and Strawberry. Now I must admit that at first I thought ‘Rhubarb and Strawberry – that’s a bit weird!’ but they are actually my favourite flavour. They taste just like rhubarb and custard sweets, without the custard bit obviously, but the flavour is spot on. The Peach Melba flavour is true to its name also, and is really refreshing and really helps to squash that sugar craving. The sweets themselves are small thin round gummy discs, and in some weird and magical way they do actually keep you satisfied after just a couple. I know some people are often sceptical about this kind of thing, therefore I wanted to add the SLIM FRUITS frequently asked questions…

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Are SLIM FRUITS safe to eat? They contain the Artificial sweetener Sucralose (E955) which some people say is not safe?

Sucralose is made from sucrose (table sugar) by replacing the hydroxy groups on the sugar molecule with chlorine atoms. This makes it largely indigestible to humans and therefore most of the sucralose actually passes completely through the body. Of the small amount that is absorbed almost all of that is excreted in the urine. As a result sucralose has a fifth of the kilojoules of sugar and since it is also 600 times as sweet far less needs to be added to a food to provide a sweet taste.

Despite the scare mongering about this sweetener on the internet, over one hundred safety studies have been completed and confirmed it is safe to use. There is a very broad safety margin in amounts used meaning that it would be near impossible to get anywhere close to the upper limits set from consuming SLIM FRUITS.

Is the soluble fibre in SLIM FRUITS really that beneficial?

The soluble fibre in SLIM FRUITS comes from a plant so yes it really does have the potential to benefit. Once in the intestinal tract soluble fibre is soluble fibre, regardless of where it came from. It helps to form a gel like consistency to intestinal contents, slowing the attack of enzymes on carbohydrates and therefore reducing the speed of their absorption. Further down the GI tract the fibre will be fermented by the resident bacteria present, helping to boost their numbers.

Each pack of SLIM FRUITS supposedly contains 40% natural bioactive soluble dietary fibre (or 40g per 100g). Where does the Fibre come from?

The fibre in SLIM FRUITS is acacia gum derived from sap harvested from wild acacia trees throughout northern Africa and parts of the Middle East.

What quantity of fruit would need to be consumed to equal this level of fibre? For example – how many Bananas would need to be consumed to match 40g of the same fibre? What about other fruits/nuts?

It’s important to point out that plant foods contain different types of fibre so just comparing total levels of fibre does not tell the full story. Eating Slim Fruits is of course not the same as eating a piece of fruit or other whole food. The latter are accompanied by nutrients as well as providing kilojoules. Nevertheless the fibre level in SLIM FRUITS provides 1.9g of dietary fibre which adds significantly to total fibre intake. You would get the same amount of fibre from one banana or about 20 almonds with their skin on.

Why use artificial sweeteners instead of sugar to sweeten the product?

By using a safe artificial sweetener Slim Fruits are completely safe for teeth and are extremely low in kilojoules.

How many SLIM FRUITS should I consume each day?

One serving of SLIM FRUITS is 5 pastilles. You won’t do any harm by consuming a few more than this, but I recommend sticking to one serving a day.

You say SLIM FRUITS are the healthiest sweet on the market? Why?

Because they are extremely low in kilojoules so can help weight control, they contain no sugar, won’t damage your teeth and provide significant amounts of soluble fibre. No other sweet on the market can claim all of these factors that I am aware of.

You can purchase SLIM FRUITS from stores such as Holland and Barrett for just £1.89 a pack www.hollandandbarrett.com as well as at most Boots stores nationwide http://www.boots.com

Love,

Kathryn xxx

Baylis & Harding Royale Bouquet Collection Lemon Blossom & White Rose Luxury Hand Lotion

I recently did a post on a gorgeous Baylis & Harding reed diffuser, and now I wanted to share with you one of my favourite hand lotions – the Baylis & Harding Royale Bouquet Collection Lemon Blossom & White Rose Luxury Hand Lotion. (Yes quite a long name!)

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Firstly let me talk a little about the background of the brand itself. Baylis and Harding was founded in the 1960s by David Slater and Marcia Simmons. They started with a little shop under Spaghetti Junction in Birmingham and became known as Midlands Cosmetic Sales. They would regularly take to the roads and sell setting lotion to hairdressers and coined the first ever gift set from using left over florist baskets and turkey nets. Years later, the business was taken over by the next generation and today is run by the children of the founders Adrian Slater and Tania Fossey. They took over the company; developed it; re-branded it to Baylis and Harding; and grew it into the successful gift and toiletry company it is today.

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The bottle has beautiful flowers drawn on to it and there is even a little ribbon tied in a bow at the top of the bottle which is such a cute little extra. The lotion itself is a lovely soft texture, and the scent reminds me of a summers day – although not that we have seen many of those so far this year! You only need a small amount of the hand lotion as a little goes a very long way and the lotion soaks really well into the skin, without leaving a greasy feeling which I have experienced with other brands of hand lotions.

The price of the Hand Lotion is just £6 for a huge 500ml bottle, and there is also a matching hand wash available, which will look so pretty on your bathroom shelf. Other fragrances in the Royale Bouquet collection include Lilac and English Lavender and Rose and Honeysuckle.

Check out the full collection including Baylis & Harding’s new Great Body collection at www.baylisandharding.com

Love,

Kathryn xxx

Dermalogica Skincare

Ultracalming Cleanser (£26.90 for 250ml)

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I have used Dermalogica skincare before and used it religiously but then I started getting a little lazy with my skincare routine, right about the time face wipes became available. As my skin is not at its best at the moment, I decided to go back to using Dermalogica. As my skin is sensitive, it is recommended that the cleanser I use is the Ultracalming Cleanser. This is a gentle cleansing gel/cream for reactive skin, it helps calm and cool the redness and heat which is associated with reactive, sensitised or overprocessed skin. The consistency of the cleanser is a thick, slightly transparent white creamy gel that is easily applied to the skin. It has no obvious fragrance which I like as I know it isn’t going to sting my face. I apply the cleanser after dampening my face and neck area, just creating small circles with my fingers, putting a little more pressure on areas such as the corners of my nose where dirt can linger. I remove the cleanser with water and it comes away easily.

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I am really happy with the performance of this cleanser, it has an instant cooling effect on the skin and does a fab job of removing any traces of makeup. As it is a calming skincare product, it didn’t cause my skin to turn red or feel tight, and didn’t dry my skin out in the slightest. In just a couple of weeks, I can feel that my skin has already improved and with most skincare products you often don’t see a result for upto 6 weeks as this is when the skin renews itself.

 

Super Rich Repair Moisturiser (£62.20 for 50ml)

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The moisturiser I chose was the Super Rich Repair moisturiser as my skin was in need of a good drink and was quite sun-damaged after my holiday in Egypt. Super Rich Repair is Dermalogica’s most hydrating moisturiser, perfect for people that endure really dried-out skin conditions. It is highly concentrated to ensure that you can feel the way it minimises your dried-out skin as well as assisting to calm any sensitivity on the skin. It puts a barrier on the surface of the epidermis and due to it’s heavy consistency, it nourishes the skin with hydration, as well as helping the skin defend itself against environmental damage such as pollution.

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I simply smoothe this on to my face and neck after cleansing and toning, and a little goes a long way due to the luxurious consistency of the moisturiser. My skin instantly feels hydrated and just like with the cleanser, I have noticed a difference already – my make-up goes on a lot smoother than usual and I don’t suffer from that tight feeling that I was feeling before I started to use the Dermalogica products.

I shall definitely not be reverting back to face wipes again – with results in just two weeks, I am excited to see how fabulous my skin is in another month!

You can browse the full Dermalogica range at www.dermalogica.co.uk

Love,

Kathryn xxx

 

 

 

 

Paco Rabanne Limited Edition Black XS Potion

Paco Rabanne are rather famous for their Lady Million fragrance, which I do have and do love, therefore I was pretty excited to try out their new Limited Edition Black XS Potion for Her.

The bottle is gorgeous – I know it is only a bottle – but I think the bottle is often a great selling point of many perfumes. It gives the first impression of what the perfume is going to be like. It is a curvaceous black glass bottle with a bright sexy red stamp on the front.

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The fragrance features notes of grapefruit, Baccara rose, sandalwood and amber to create an intoxicating scent that is perfect for during the day or on an evening. I love these dark, heady kinds of fragrance that aren’t too strong for during the day but still linger on throughout.

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I actually prefer the Black XS Potion to the Lady Million as it is definitely more up my street with the sandalwood and amber and will definitely be my new go-to perfume on a daily basis.

The Limited Edition Black XS Potion retails at £39 for 50ml.

You can check out the full range of Paco Rabanne fragrances at www.pacorabanne.com

Love,

Kathryn xxx