Sunday, 13 August 2017

The vegan treat box- july 2017 review

Good Morning 

Today's post is a review of The vegan treat box which I was kindly sent after contacting the company to see if I could possibly try on of their boxes. A lovely lady called Kelly emailed me back to say she would send out the Ultimate Treat box that usually costs £16.50 and contains between 10-13 vegan treats to try every month. 

Here is some of the information that Kelly sent out while I was waiting for the box to arrive/
  • UK’s first 100% vegan box scheme - helping you to go, stay and enjoy being vegan.
  • Options for everyone - single, subscription and gift boxes available
  • 2 different sized monthly boxes - no commitment, cancel anytime
  • No need to miss out on exciting vegan treats as different products every month- our boxes are 100% vegan and always will be!
  • 10p from each box is donated to vegan causes each month
  • It’s not just boxes- we also stock a fantastic range of treats sold individually in our online tuck shop
  • Winner of Vivas Best New Vegan Food product award 2014

I forgot to take a photo of all the treats that came in the box but I did manage to get a picture of the contents sheet that came with the box that tells you all about the possible products you can get.

I haven't had a chance to try all of the products in the box yet but I have reviewed the few that I have had a try.
Moo Free Chocolate Banana Bar -RRP £2.85- This was the first item that I tried and oh my god it was absolutely divine. For someone who does not like banana, I loved this and would definitely buy this again next time I go down to the health food shop. I can't wait to try the rest of the range also.
Next, I tried the crunchy choco bites RRP £1.80, these taste just like Maltesers but dark chocolate and are a little bit more crunchy, they taste lovely though and are going to be bought next time I go into town. 
The final item I tried so far in this box is the kinky kookies RRP £3.00 which unfortunately I didn't like one bit, they were far too dry for my liking and gave me a horrible aftertaste in my mouth after eating them made me feel like i needed a drink straight after. from this experience, i will not be buying these again.

Kelly kindly gave me a code that I could give out to my followers which you can use on the vegan tuck box website which will allow you to have 20% off your first box. This code is " blog20
The website is https://vegantuckbox.co.uk/ 

Thanks for reading 

Lauren xx

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Sunkissed Bronze Professional Rapid Tan and Toned PR mail

Good Evening guys 

Yes its the final post for tonight. This post is the Sunkissed Bronze Professional Rapid Tan and Toned tanning mousse. I was again kindly sent this from Frankie at Kilpatrick PR. 

I was so excited about trying this as I love finding tans that are quick to develop and tans thats do not have that horrible fake tan smell. This one smells fruity and gorgeous. 

Here is some material that i was sent along side the product. 
 "Have you ever wanted complete control over the colour of your tan? Well now you can with the new designer formula , Rapid Tan & Tone mousse from the Sunkissed Bronze Professional range. Personalise your colour to compliment your skin tone. 

The super light tanning mousse smoothes on easily for instant colour and enables you to control your final shade.

1 Hour- you will have a warm, soft glow
2 Hours - You will have a beautiful golden tan
4 Hours -  your tan will be a beautiful stunning deep bronze

This luxury formula contains VitaTone, Sunkissed's unique blend of vitamins C, B5 and E, designed to even out your skin tone to make it look visibly smoother and more toned. The complex also deeply nourishes your skin and helps to protect it again environmental damage caused by free radicals.

Like all Sunkissed tans the Rapid Tan and Tone is skin kinds, contains 0% parabens and is vegan friendly. it also has the delicious coconut fragrance that will have you dreaming of summer holidays. 

So if you lack motivation when it comes to getting your body beach ready or you just need that extra boostm then the new Rapid Tan and Tone from Sunkissed Bronze Professional collection might just be your new best friend.

Sunkissed Tan expert Cheryle Britton recommends " for the best results apply a little at a time and build on your colour.The non tacky mousse dries quickly to leave your skin feeling and looking silky smooth,

More Info:
Sunkissed Bronze Professional Rapid tan and tone
Tineted light weight mousse
Apply with the Sunkissed Double sided mitt
Control your colour
Contains skin smoothing Vitatone complex

Now exclusively available at superdrug for £9.99 

Thanks for reading all about this gorgeous product.

Lauren xox

Ghost Sweetheart Forever Blogger Mail Reivew

Good Evening 

Just another post for you.This one is a PR Review from Kilpatrick PR. I was kindly emailed by two lovely ladies that work at Kilpatrick called Chloe and Harriet asking if i would be interested in trying and reviewing the new Ghost fragrance which has recently come out. Its called Ghost Sweetheart Forever.

Here is some of the material that was sent with the fragrance. 
"On a sun drenched afternoon, intimate moments captured, forever. Two lovers hang out overlooking the sloping rooftops, gazing up at the Eiffel Tower, getting lost in the winding backstreets of Paris. Longing gazes and sweet scents, excited for what's next... my sweetheart, forever"

Sweetheart forever is a captivating floriental fragrance. Bursting with blooms of delicate rose and white flowers, it follows the unique path of these lovers, leaving an oriental woody trail. Teamed with fruity cassis, zesty orange and delicate lychee top notes , you're left besotted, forever in love.

The Fragrance Notes

Top Notes- Cassis, Lychee, Orange
Heart Notes - Rose, White flower
Base Notes - Patchouli, Vanilla, Wood

Sweetheart Forever is available exclusively at Boots now, 30ml- £27.00 and 50ml -£38.00

Chloe kindly sent me out the 50ml bottle with a gorgeous tin with a sample of the original Sweetheart Fragrance and a gorgeous lip gloss in. I have added the photos below.

The lip gloss is a vibrant bright pink and is absolutely amazing for the summer. The little ghost sample is gorgeous i love the fragrance of it and is perfect to wear during the day or on a night out.

Thanks for reading 

Lauren xox 

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Yankee Candle Haul

Good Evening and welcome back to the blog

today's little post is about my amazing little Yankee Candle haul I managed to pick up over the last week from a shop called ratellca which is at a local shopping centre to myself.
They currently have a closing down sale on so all the candle from the wax melts up to the large jars at all significantly reduced. I love anything Yankee so when i seen the closing down sale i just needed to buy some.


Io these are the candles I purchased and they all smell amazing. I have the following
  • 4 x baby powder votives
  • a sweet strawberry votive
  • a raspberry sundae votive
  • a black cherry votive
  • a red raspberry votive
  • a mango and peach salsa votive
  • a moonlight small jar
  • a black coconut small jar
  • 2 x mango and peach salsa small jar
  • 2 x  fresh cotton home inspiration medium jars  
  • a medium black cherry jar
the votives were £1.99 down to 60p each
the small jars were £7.99 down £2.70
the home inspiration jars were £9.99 down to £2.10
and the black cherry jar was £13.99 down to £6.00 

i consider these all to be amazing bargains and im chuffed to bits with them all <3 

thanks for reading 

Lauren xox  

Monday, 12 June 2017

#bloggersball hosted by Scarlett London

Good Morning
Happy Saturday
Hope your all well. Today I'm travelling up to London for the #Bloggersball hosted by the gorgeous Scarlett London.
I'm so excited but nervous at the same time as this will be my first blogging event. I honestly cannot wait to meet the girls and get this show underway.
I've got my new business cards ready as well as my netbook to keep new contacts in. I'm really looking forward to meeting loads of new people and get my blog out there which will encourage me more to feel more confident about posting and getting myself recognised.

Update- Well im back from London and bloggers ball was absolutely amazing. I got to London Paddington at 1220, and headed on the tube to Bank to meet the 4 Chloe's and Kristy at Brown's Brasserie and Bar. We had a gorgeous lunch which i could'nt fault and it was cheaper for what you got. I opted for the steak sandwich with fries and a peach melba mocktail. 




 
Just a little shot of the train journey up and my gorgeous steak sandwich ( i forgot to take a photo of my drink)


So after lunch we headed over to the venue which was at The Trading House on Gresham Street. The inside was beautiful with the bar laid out in the middle with room to mingle and move around. it really was just the perfect setting, Having had the chance to chat to Scarlett it gave me even more inspiration to make my blog more noticed. 
We had a little wonder around the venue and picked up our welcome drink which was prosecco and started interacting with the brands which were in attendance, 
 By far my favourite brand had to be the Candy kitten's stand who were giving out samples of their sweets who are created by Made in Chelsea star Jamie Laing. They have so many yummy flavours including sour watermelon, eton mess and the newest flavour sweet peach.The best thing about this company are that the sweets are gluten free.
We Spent some more time spending time with some of the brands including again Candy Kittens, Style  Sportif who are a sports clothing brand and eureka shoes who are coming to the UK this year.

I entered a few competitions including the chance to win an ipl hair removal system and the chance to work along side eureka shoes.
below is the gorgeous goody bag we was given after the event.

















In the goody bag there was 
  • lighter life pesto and sundried tomato chickpea chips
  • lighter life chocolate and cookie caramel bar
  •  2 x walkers shortbread
  • chirps sea salt and black pepper egg white bites
  • good 4u super bites cocoa and orange
  • zeo orange and mango drink
  • funkin cocktail in skinny mojito
  •  fab little bags 
  • white glow diamond series 
  • janina whitening toothpaste spray
  • OGX brazilian keratin smooth shampoo and conditioner 
  • smooth skin rock

i was really grateful for everything i got this weekend, thank you Scarlett for an amazing event and i cant wait for the next one.

Thanks for reading 

Lauren xox

Friday, 9 June 2017

Real Techniques luminous lips kit and prep and prime kit

Good morning 
Happy Friday!

How are you all today?

Today's post is a bit of a surprise post to me as on Wednesday a parcel turned up from superdrug which I wasn't expecting, I unboxed it and inside was the Real Techniques luminous lips kit and the prep and prime kit. I know full well I didn't order them then I checked my emails to say that I had been selected to review the brushes.

The first kit is the prep and prime kit which contains 5 items. 
Firstly there is the beauty spatula with its flexible slanted tips you can reach the bottom of your moisturisers and make up making the most of them and leaving little waste.
Next there is the under eye reviver which is a aluminium ball which can give you a cooling under eye massage a top tip for this is to use it with your favourite under eye cream.
You get a brush which is firm to allow evenly applied primers,moisturisers and serum.
Finally in this kit you get the miracle complexion sponge and stand which is shaped to create the perfect base and to build cover using liquid foundation. A top tip again is to use damp for a dewy glow or dry for full coverage, the stand is perfect for storing the sponge and perfect for drying your sponge.

These photos have been have been taken from the superdrug website and I have no ownership of them
The second set I was kindly send was the Real techniques luminous lips kit which again contains 5 items.
The first item is exfoliating brush which you can use with your favourite lip scrub. My personal favourite is from lush.
The second item is the lip lining brush which is fine tipped to help precisely apply your favourite lipstick or lipliner.
The next brush is the lip colour brush which is flat sided and has a tapered tip to smoothly blend your favourite colours onto your lips.
The final brush in this collection is the texturising fan brush which is a multifunctional fan shaped brush which allows you to blur products outwards from the centre ,you can also use this brush to set colour and apply powder to the outer edges of your lips to prevent smearing.
Finally you get a quirky brush storage case for on the on the go top ups with a smart built in mirror on the lid.

These photos have been have been taken from the superdrug website and I have no ownership of them.

I am so grateful for superdrug sending these to me and I'm really looking forward to using them more.

Thanks for reading and look out for a video on your tube over the next week and an a post on the #bloggersball which I'm heading to tomorrow. I'm so excited as its my first blogging event 

Thanks again 

Lauren ❤️


Monday, 8 May 2017

What a week it's been!

Hello lovely ladies and gents

Well it's been a hectic week. I ended up in hospital last Monday, yes bank holiday which really sucked. I went to the Minor Injuries Unit which is about 8 miles from my house as i had a temperature of 40.9'C which then went up to 41.4'C and I couldn't get it to come down even with paracetamol and ibruprofen. The week before this i was given anti-biotics for a UTI and Kidney infection but they didnt work. So as i was saying i headed over the the local MIU and i went in straight away as it was empty. The nurse practitioner seen me and told me that i needed to head to the main hospital about 11 miles away from the MIU  as i needed to be seen by the doctor at the out of hours service.

We got to the main hospital and i went into the doctors and hoped i didnt need to wait to long as i was in quite alot of pain and it was really uncomfortable. i got there and registered then was told to do a urine sample for the doctor to test and see whats going on. By this point i hadn't eaten since the saturday as i just wasnt able to keep anything down and was fed up of been really sick. The Doctor called me though and he was really nice. He checked my temperature and it had come down a little bit, he checked my pulse, blood pressure and dipped my urine and said that i had an infection which needed treating with IV antibiotics and painkillers so he called the on-call doctor, who told said i had to go to the surgical admissions unit.

I went up to the unit and was given a wrist band and put on a trolley as i was been sick. The doctor came and put a cannula in and the nurse took some blood to send off. then i was given some antisickness medication and some IV painkillers to make me feel more comfortable.  I was evenually moved to a comfy bed about 2 am the following morning. i felt so much better in a comfy bed where i could make myself into a certain position to get comfy and take less pressure off my back.


The next day was a blur and i spent most of it sleeping and been given painkillers and antisickness medications. the wednesday came the first of two scans which was of my bladder and ovaries to check they werent causing the problem which they werent thank god.  Thursday was another scan to check my kidneys after having 2 days of been catheterised due to retention.This scan showed that my left kidney was swollen by a condition called hydronephosis.

ive been waiting 12 months for this diagnosis, i was discharged on the friday and now have a follow up on wednesday with the nephrologist (renal consultant)   and hopefully with give me some more answers.

im going to leave this post here as its getting a bit long winded.

thanks for reading

Lauren xoxo

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