10 July 2016

Panasonic slow juicer - Dessert off!

Panasonic have just released their brand new slow juicer, the MJ- L500. A compact and sleek looking machine that takes the hassle out of juicing. Producing nutritious and delicious beverages in mere minutes. It also comes with a frozen attachment meaning you can also create fresh frozen sorbets and frozen yogurt desserts.

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I was lucky enough to receive one to try out which is brilliant news as I plan on doing a juice cleanse in a few weeks,which I will be blogging about soon. Before I get stuck into my juice detox. I thought I'd get Mum and Dave to join me and have some fun creating some frozen summer treats. 

We decided we would each create our own unique recipe, make them ourselves and decide the winner! We had a lot of laughs and things did get a little competitive with Mum and Dave. Mum ended up keeping her planned deSsert strictly underwraps as Dave kept threatening to copy her lol 

So here is what we came up with!

Dessert Number 1 - Nut enough
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A frozen creamy dessert. Created with almond flavour soya yogurt, yummy frozen banana, smooth peanut butter. Not to mention chia seeds and ground almonds, with an added dash of Manuka honey. A great ice cream substitute with lots of added healthy components. Perfect for the health conscious.

Dessert Number 2 - Caribbean Calypso
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A smooth Caribbean inspired frozen dessert. The ideal accompaniment for a hot summers evening. With a base of fresh natural yogurt and coconut milk. Alongside a blend of juicy pineapple chunks with a generous helping of White Rum to get the party started.


Dessert Number 3 - Wimbleberry Fizz
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A zingy strawberry and Prosecco sorbet. Created with a punnent of fresh strawberries
with a few glugs of prosecco and a tad of caster sugar to enhance the fizz. A fitting dessert for the British summer, whilst watching the tennis.


Once we had all enjoyed tasting each other's desserts although we all preferred our own. (Not that anyone was biased lol) Do let me know which you think looks and sounds the tastiest!

I'm over the moon with this juicer, it's perfect for creating healthy juices and desserts. I have been creating lots of gorgeous drinks since I have got it even getting my nan involved in making a juice. The machine itself was super easy to assemble and really compact so takes up little to no counter space. It was much quieter than I imagined and I love the fact that slow juicing process squeezes extra juice and nutrients out of all the ingredients. The cleaning process wasn't even as much of a hassle as I thought it would be. This will without doubt be getting a lot of use and I can also see it becoming a staple at family gatherings for making chilled cocktails and after dinner treats!

Which Dessert would you choose as your winner? What sort of dessert would you make with the juicer? Have you ever tried juicing or a juice diet.  Let me know your thoughts by commenting below 


Lots of Love,

Laura x

8 July 2016

Love Me Beauty Bag!


Love Me Beauty subscription service is without doubt one of the best in my opinion. I love how you can pick and choose what you receive by spending your points on each product or have a total surprise.  They always have a good mix of newer brands and trusted favourites which is great. I also adore that they now sent you your goodies in little make up bags that vary in design each month! They are super cute as well as really handy.

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So lets jump into what I received in my make up bag.

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PopBand - Hair tie

Popbands are delicious soft, stretchy 'no dent' hair ties that hold ponytails up tight, but still leave hair fresh and kink-free when you take it down! Plus they won't rip or damage hair like regular hair bands. When you're not using your Popband to hold up your hair, wear it on your wrist as a super-cute bracelet.
Kind on your hair, cute on your wrist - Popbands are the fashion accessories you won't be able to resist. You'll never look at your old bobbles or scrunchies in the same way again!

These are the only hairbands I use nowadays they are much less damaging than normal hair ties. So I was over the moon at receiving another to add to my collection. Plus I really like the gorgeous soft pastel golden shade.


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Tangle teezer - Professional detangling hairbrush

The multi award winning Original Tangle Teezer in the shade Blueberry Pop is the ultimate detangling hair brush, a revolution in hair care!
Banish tangles and knots with a minimum of fuss, breakage or damage with the Tangle Teezer detangling brush uniquely designed with teeth that glide through your hair leaving it soft and shiny without tugging and pulling.

I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this. I have been meaning to pick up a tangle teezer for ages. Due to all the constant bleaching and colouring my hair has been left quite damaged so anything that can help reduce any breakage is great. I have been using this since I first received it and I have noticed my hair isn't snapping nearly as much as before.


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Nails Inc - mini nail polish in Belsize Lane

Super glossy, long lasting, intense colour. With a new expertly design brush exclusive to Nails inc, polish can be applied easily to create a flawless finish. Ergonomically designed to work with the shape of the nail, the brush is also wide and flat to minimise the number of strokes required.

This gorgeous little nail polish is from NailsInc is from the Power pastel collection. I love pastel shades and this cool mint shade is perfect for the summer months. I cant wait to pop this on my toes.


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Nuxe - Gentle Exfoliating Gel

This Exfoliating Facial Gel with Rose Petals gently exfoliates and eliminates dead skin cells. A gel texture with gentle exfoliating grains to reveal refined skin. Leaves skin soft and clear, and more radiant than ever.

Nuxe products are always a winner, they always leave my skin really soft and nourished. I haven't used this before but I have really high hopes for this. I tend to exfoliate my face at least once a week but find some exfoliators can leave my skin quite sensitive so this gel gentle gel formula sound great. 


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Cailyn - Pure Lust Extreme Matte tint in 6

CAILYN Pure Lust Extreme Matte Tint creates a vivid explosion of color on lips with continuous coverage that lasts! A unique infusion delivers a waterproof, non-sticky, matte finish in a single stroke for chic lips. Available in 24 addicting shades.

I am rather hesitant when using matte lipsticks as they can be drying. However I have tried a Cailyn matte lip colour before and it wasn't as drying as others I have tried. The shade is a gorgeous warm dusty peach nude which is a shade I am really drawn to, so I will definitely be giving this a go.


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Lord & Berry - Seta Eyeshadow in Victoria

This highly-pigmented pressed eyeshadow is Lord & Berry’s classic staple eye colour. Its silky formula glides on smoothly and blends easily. Perfect for creating both a sheer glaze of colour or a hi-definition richer, darker look.

I have quite a few Lord & Berry products and have always been really impressed by their high quality formulas and sleek packaging. This eyeshadow is in the shade Victoria and is a gorgeous moss shade with a fine gold glitter. It is really pigmented yet blends beautifully, perfect for creating an evening look.


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Trilogy - Rosehip Cream Cleanser, Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+, Vital Moisturising Cream.

Discover the power of certified organic rosehip oil to bring you healthy, radiant skin. Trilogy rosehip oil products are renowned for their performance due our insistence on using only the best rosehip oil and our unique antioxidant complex, Rosapene™. Packed with essential fatty acids from rosehip and cranberry to nourish and moisturise, Rosapene™ is rich in antioxidants lycopene, from tomato, and phytosterol, from acai, help prevent free radical damage. Suitable for all skin types, our Trilogy rosehip oil product range is a great place to start your natural skincare experience.

These came in their own little bag with hello gorgeous written across it,which I thought was a really sweet touch. These would also be great for taking away with you as you have all you need all together.
I haven't Trilogy before but I have heard amazing things about rosehip oil so I cant wait to give these a go.

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Valeur Absolue - perfume in Confiance

Valeur Absolue, where the delicate art of high-end perfumery meets aromachology and neuro-cosmetics. We design our perfumes (or elixirs of well-being) to enhance emotions in a woman’s life.
The addition of carefully chosen essential oils and trace elements help cause the body’s natural release of beta-endorphins, also known as “the feel-good molecule”.
Hand made in the South of France, each bottle visibly contains semi-precious stones which enhance the richness of the formula and embody each perfume’s emotion.
Confiance is an intense and comforting perfume, built around an enveloping and tender vanilla, which, together with the other extracts weaves a refined, elegant and addictive fragrance.

Another surprise as you don't normally get such big perfume samples if at all in beauty boxes. The concept behind Valeur Absolue is really interesting, I really do believe in power of scents. The scent Confiance is meant to help restore balance, increase your sense of wellbeing and promote self confidence. I suffer really severely with anxiety, so I'm really intrigued to see if this helps at all. The scent itself is stunning and a little goes along way.


I'm honestly blown away by the amount of products I received especially as they have some really renowned and loved brands. Its also such a good mix of skincare, hair products and make up. Plus I can't not mention the gorgeous bag it all comes in! What more could you want!

Have you tried any of these products? Do you subscribe to any beauty boxes? what product would you most like to give a go? Let me know all your thoughts by commenting below.

Lots of Love,
Laura x





20 June 2016

How to make the most of your face masks



A lot of us use a facemask either just as an occasional treat or as part of your regular  routine. Yet facemasks are a brilliant way of instantly improving the look of your skin. Today I'm sharing some vital tips to help you make the most of your face mask and see the best results.

Time to get steamy - Steaming your face before hand is a brilliant way of loosening up dirt and blocked pores. Helping the grime to be removed and for the mask to really get in to the skin. So steaming your face before using a mask is a great idea, or even just using a mask after a shower is better .

Using the right masks - Read the instructions and find out if its suitable for your skin type. Lots of us get carried away after hearing fab reviews about a product but everybody's skin is different and has different needs. I have also been known to buy a mask because I like the sound of the scent only for it to do nothing for my skin.

Try multi masking - This is swiftly becoming the new buzzword in skincare yet is something that has been used in profession facials for years. The idea is to use different masks for different parts of your face. Which makes a lot of sense when you think about it, you may have an oily t zone yet dryness on your cheeks. So you mix and match the face mask you use on different areas.

I found the only way to do this cost effectively is to buy tubes or jars of facemasks as opening multiple sachets is really wasteful.

Give your masks a new home - Not that much of an issue if you have single use sachets as they are for only one use but if you have jars ,. you might want to rethink where you store your masks. The warm and damp conditions of a bathroom is a breeding ground for bacteria. A cool dry place is the best place to store your masks and keep them fresher for longer.

Bring it down - Don't forget to apply your mask to your neck and even the top of your chest. These areas are often neglected and are also are one of the areas that show the first signs of ageing. They can also be prone to blemishes as well so will benefit from a good pampering.

Get tooled up - using a brush to apply the mask helps with precision application, which is a must if you are trying out multi masking, it also stops you applying too much and wasting your mask. Also using your hands could spread bacteria giving you pesky blemishes.

Tone, tone, tone - Using a toner after a mask is really important, a toner restores your skins natural PH balance. It also helps lock in all the benefits of the mask you just used.

Don't reclog - It can be really tempting to apply more moisturiser after a face mask especially if you have used one made to dry out oily areas. However don't lather your skin in serums and moisturisers this will only reclog pores. Keep it light and use no more than usual or you will just filling up your pores with lots of product.

I hope you found these tips helpful and your skin can reap the rewards of your facemask. Let me know if you have any tips for making the most of a face mask? Do you use a facemask regularly? I'd also love to hear your facemask recommendations. Let me know all your thoughts by commenting below.

Lots of Love,
Laura x

15 June 2016

Latest in Beauty - Weekend away Box

I adore a beauty box, receiving a box of treats is always a great way to start the week! Latest in Beauty offer some of the best beauty boxes in my opinion. Rather than a monthly subscription and tying yourself to a contract. You can just pick up one of their ever changing themed boxes, whenever you see one that takes your fancy. This works out much better value for money as you can pass on boxes that you wouldn't use.

One of the newest themed boxes available is the weekend away box which features travel friendly size products that make packing for any trip a breeze. This box is filled with everything you could need, from hair products to nail polish. The box costs £20 and is packed to the brim with exciting products.

Heres what's inside!
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Charles Worthington - Moisture seal hair healer leave-in conditioner.

This lightweight, yet deeply nourishing leave-in gel-crème conditioner contains super conditioning agents, including Argan Oil. It repairs  thirsty hair for a smooth, healthy-looking finish. Hair feels soft, silky and deeply nourished all day long.

My hair gets a pretty rough time of it with the constant bleaching and colouring, so I'm always looking for products to give it a little boost. This is meant to improve manageability and leave hair silky which is amazing as when the suns out my hair can become really unruly and dry.


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Sanctuary Spa - Ultimate Cleansing Oil

Infused with a special blend of 4 oils, this hard-working yet gentle cleanser effortlessly melts away make-up, dirt & impurities to leave your skin feeling beautifully clean & soft with no greasy residue. Discover clean & fresh feeling skin that glows with health.

I'm a massive fan of Cleansing Oils a little goes a long way and they leave your skin feeling really fresh and clean. This is the perfect size for taking with you on travels. I'm really excited to give this a go and love the light orangey scent.

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REN - Moroccan Rose Otto Body Lotion

Lightly fragranced with Moroccan rose, this fast-absorbing body lotion replenishes the moisture barrier to leave you feeling silky smooth.

I have used this before and it leaves your skin feeling super soft, without feeling slimey. Don't be put off by the Rose scent as it doesn't smell at all old fashioned and is really lightly scented. It's also really quickly absorbed by the skin so you don't have to wait for it to dry, great for days you want to be out and about.

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Nails Inc - Sloane Mews Nail Polish

A super glossy, long lasting, intense colour. This limited edition rich plum shade is perfect all year round. With a new expertly design brush exclusive to Nails inc, polish can be applied easily to create a flawless finish. Ergonomically designed to work with the shape of the nail, the brush is also wide and flat to minimise the number of strokes required.

Sloane Mews is a dark purple plum which is not usually a colour I would go for in the summer months. However after trying it, its the perfect colour for toes, giving a classy and chic look and it looks stunning with any colour. NAILSINC formulas are some of the best around and I love the glossy finish. Plus it's a gorgeous shade to have in your collection.

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Merumaya - Integrative Effective Skincare Mud Marvels Mask.

Deeply cleanses, detoxifies skin, evens and brightens skin tone. It minimises pores, helps control oily skin, spots and blemishes. Powered by activated charcoal and ground volcanic ash, along with purifying kaolin and bentonite, to deeply cleanse and detoxify skin. AHA's gently exfoliate resulting in a radiant, refreshed complexion. 

Charcoal masks have become my go to face masks they are great at pulling out all the impurities from the skin and help I have noticed a big difference in my pores since using them. So this is a great addition to the box for me.

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Melvita - L'Or Bio Huile Extraordinaire

Rich in omega 3, 6 and 9, the L'Or bio Huile Extraordinaire is a light and nourishing dry oil for face, body and hair. Containing a mix of 5 precious organic oils to regenerate and nourish the skin while improving your hairs strength and shine.

Melvita is swiftly becoming one of my favourite skincare brands, I have tried a few of their products now and all have been fantastic. This isn't a one I have used before but I couldn't wait to give it a try and had a quick spritz right away. The scent of this is just beautiful with a mix of bergamot, citrus and vanilla. It lingers on the skin without being overpowering and my skin was left looking healthy without looking greasy.

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The Organic Pharmacy Marigold & Comfrey Hand Cream

A light, instantly absorbed hand cream enriched with healing herbs marigold and comfrey as well as shea butter and aloe for super soft skin. Perfect for everyday use.

I cant bare having dry hands, so I like to carry a hand cream around with me. This is the ideal size for throwing in your bag which is great. The smell is amazing and really fresh, even my partners really dry hands were left feeling supple.

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Garnier - Miracle Sleeping Cream

An innovative night cream that helps to reduce the signs of fatigue by leaving skin intensely hydrated brighter and more radiant. From the first application skin will instantly look smoother and healthier.

A night cream is a must in my skincare routine especially if I'm travelling as this can really suck the moisture from your skin. My skin is dry anyway which makes my skin look rather lacklustre . I have really high hopes that this will leave my skin looking more replenished.

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Philosophy - Renewed Hope In A Jar Eye Cream

Specially formulated for the delicate eye area, the Renewed hope in a jar eye cream contains clinically-proven skin renewal technology that hydrates, brightens and reduces puffiness.

I have heard so many amazing things about this eye cream so I'm really excited to see this in the box. I suffer quite badly with dark circles and puffy eyes, especially if I have had a few late nights so this will be fab for keeping them at bay.


I'm sure you'll agree this box is filled with some real cracking products that would be perfect for keeping you looking in tip top shape on a weekend break or for topping up your beauty stash. I really happy with all my new goodies, another great box from LatestinBeauty. You can get your own on the Latestinbeauty site at only £20!

Have you bought the Weekend away box? Do you love beauty boxes? Do you prefer subscription boxes or limited edition boxes? Have you tried any of these products?  Let me know all your thoughts by commenting below.

Lots of love,
Laura x



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