I just wanted to say a massive thanks to Social Network Solutions for sending me this lovely male inspiration hamper through the post! It contains so many cute and useful items that I can’t wait to try out! I just thought I’d share with you guys what comes inside the hamper!
The Cornerstone shaving subscription service is such a cool and amazing idea! You can select a unique combination of products (including a personalised razor!) and have a box delivered to your door, according to your own schedule so you will always have everything you need to keep your facial hair in shape. The best thing about this service is that you can pause your deliveries and change your product combination/ delivery date and you can cancel at any point.
This MiN New York Chapter 10 – Onsen fragrance makes such a beautiful gift. I instantly fell in love with the packaging and had to put it into a blog post! The fragrance is really summery and inspired by nature. With notes of Absinth, Bergamot, and Ambergris; this is a plant based fragrance and the pine needles are subtle yet strong enough to create a wonderful scent. You can find this fragrance at agencedeparfumerie.co.uk. Read on to hear more about the beautiful packaging.
I was so intrigued when I received this package from Deborah Mitchell, Deborah is the inventor of the Bee Venom Mask and her company “Heaven” have created products containing their patented Abeetoxin and PPM formulas. P.s – no bees are harmed in the making of Heaven products!
SPF is short for Sun Protection Factor and is found in many cosmetic products. Whether the sun is out or not, UV rays still hit our skin and can cause short/ long-term damage. In all honesty I didn’t realise how influential SPF is, especially its importance from a young age, in order to protect our skin and reduce the damage it receives. I did some deep research into SPF and UV damage and summarised it into this blog post for you all.
I am so excited to bring to you guys this collaboration with shovida.com! I have designed for them a few hand-printed, custom-made garments and accessories. Head over to shopvida.com to see my full collection and if you all like it, I’d love to add more designs! All Custom-Made items are printed, stitched, hand-finished, flown across the world, and then packaged with care to reach your doorstep within in about 4-6 weeks. Click more to see pictures and to read about shopvida.com.
I previously reviewed the GREAT Slendertoxtea Day and Night Detox Teas (click here to read the review) so was really excited to review their new Superfoods range. These 100% Organic, Vegan and Gluten Free superfoods are a great addition to any diet to promote a healthier lifestyle. I opted for the Chia Seeds, Wheatgrass Powder and Acai Berry Powder. It is safe to say I LOVED trying these and will definitely be purchasing the others in the Superfood range.
This recipe I quickly threw together because an urgent dessert was needed when we had some guests over. It turned out a massive hit with everyone and is now my signature dessert, so I thought I’d share the “recipe” with you all!
Cake of your choice
1 tin of Ambrosia Devon Custard
1 tin of Sainsbury’s own brand custard
284ml tub of Elmlea double cream
Icing Sugar (to taste)
Madagascan Vanilla (to taste)
Biscuits of your choice (I used digestives)
Fruit to decorate
Cut the cake into thin slices and line the bottom of your serving dish.
Pour both tins of custard over the cake.
Add icing sugar and Madagascan Vanilla to the double cream and whip until a thick consistency.
Smooth the whipped cream over the custard, covering the whole dish.
Crush 4/5 biscuits and sprinkle over the cream, creating a layer of biscuit.
Finally decorate with a variety of fruit and ENJOY!
I hope you all enjoy this quick and easy recipe and would love to see your interpretations!
Here’s a quick and easy recipe for a cheese, onion and potato pie. A great quick meal that’s especially suited to us university students!
Jus-Rol puff pastry sheets X2
500g cheese (whichever cheese you prefer)
750g onions (diced)
750g potatoes (diced)
Butter (just a tiny bit to line the dish)
Milk or Beaten egg (for a glaze and to help join the pastry)
Salt (to taste)
Allow the pastry sheets to defrost a couple of hours at room temperature.
Peel and dice the onions and potatoes.
Put the onions and potatoes in a large pot of water (the water should be slightly higher than the onions and potatoes). Add a pinch of salt to the water and allow to boil, the onions and potatoes will go soft to the touch when they are done.
Whilst the onions and potatoes are boiling, get a medium sized oven-proof dish and lightly grease with butter. Un-roll one of the pastry sheets and peel off from the baking paper. Use this to line the dish and cut off any excess pastry.
Once the onions and potatoes have boiled (and are soft), drain off the water and allow to cool slightly. Whilst the mixture is still warm, mash it up with the cheese added. If the mixture is too ‘tough’ add butter until it is at the desired consistency. Add salt to taste.
Put the mixture into the pastry lined dish.
Un-roll the second sheet of pastry and peel off from the baking paper. wash the edge of the pie with milk or beaten egg and use the second sheet to form a lid on the pie and once again cut off any excess. Press down the edges with your thumb or a fork to ensure a tight seal.
With any excess pastry create any desired pattern on the pie and wash all over with the milk or beaten egg. Using a fork create some ventilation holes on the top of the pie.
Put it in the oven at 200°C for 30 mins, or until golden brown.
I hope everyone loves this recipe as much as I do! Please get in touch with any suggestions or further tips and let me know how it goes for you all!