.A Fluffy Treat From the Bonny Confectionary Company.
A few months back i had the pleasure of trying some marshmallow dippers and pops from an adorable little company called Bonny Confectionery in my Flavrbox* and really enjoyed them. So when this little parcel of joy arrived i was even more excited to give them another whirl. I made myself a thick soy hot chocolate, grabbed my marshmallow parcel and snuggled in for a warming and luxurious evening treat.
The Bonny Confectionery are a small and adorable company that make gourmet marshmallows in many forms to dip in your hot chocolate, give as a gift or enjoy on their own. Their packaging is beautiful and the treats inside are even sweeter making them a tasty but not-so-naughty treat that have even won awards for their yumminess(official food tester term).
This time i got to try their famous Strawberry and Vanilla Mallow Pop*, Orange Marshmallow Melts* and their Double Chocolate Melt Dipper* - all of which were delicious especially the orange melts in my soy hot choccie because i love orange chocolate! The dippers and melts turn your regular hot chocolate into a creamy flavoured mug of loveliness and i’m not sure i can ever drink one without marshmallows again! The pops - apart from looking so cute with their little ribbons - are a light and tasty treat at any time of the day and i actually chopped one of mine up with some scissors and sprinkled the pieces over my granola in the morning which was absolutely delicious! At around £3 a pop(excuse the pun) they’re quite pricey to buy and munch on yourself in the office, but i think they make fantastic presents (check out the dipppers in jars) and even wedding favours too.
Starting at £2.50 these are such a cute little treat and you can buy them straight from the Bonny Confectionery website HERE!
Have you tried anything from the Bonny Mallow Company? What’s your favourite flavour?
Why should your face get all the fun? Hair needs a pamper too, and TIGI have got a big treat for your locks with their new Smoothing Texture Refine Masque*.
I use a hair masque once a week to help inject a bit of moisture back into my damaged mane so i’m always interested to try out new products and having been a big fan of the Macadamia Oil Deep Repair Masque* for some time i felt like a needed a bit of a change. So when this beautiful purple tub came through my letterbox i was quite excited to give it a whirl and hopped straight in the shower to test it out. Like any masque you apply this after your normal shower routine and leave in for 7-10 minutes to work it’s magic, and then simply wash out and style as normal.
I love TIGI’s products, they always smell amazing and this one is no exception! It feels luxurious and expensive and although i have belly button length locks i found i didn’t need a lot of product either which means my tub will last quite a while. After using this masque my hair felt so much softer and looked a lot less damaged at the ends. It was shiny and seemed a lot healthier all round which made me look forward to the next time i could use it which was just over a week as i could still feel and see the effects after a number of washes. I’ll certainly be re-buying another tub of this when i hit the bottom (although i don’t think that will be for a while) - all i’ve got to do now is keep it hidden from mum!
You can pick up a tub of this luxurious product for £26.95 - find out more on the TIGI website HERE!
Do you have a pamper night for your hair? What’s your favourite hair masque?
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Thursday, May 16, 2013
.Dirty Works Detox Mask | Review.
I love a good face mask. It’s such an easy way to relax at home and give your skin a treat. But whilst i love my LUSH fresh face masks (Cosmetic Warrior i’m looking at you) it’s sometimes nice to try something new, which is where the Dirty Works Detox Mask* comes to play!
A simple clay mask with superfruit extract this budget facial has quickly become one of my favourites. It contains blueberry, willow bark, green clay and koalin to help clear, protect and nourish your skin whilst drawing out any impurities to leave your skin looking fresh and glowing. Unlike other budget clay based masks i’ve tried before my skin doesn’t feel dried out after using this and although it dries tight i feel like it’s actually put something back into my skin after rinsing it away rather than just sucking the life out of it which i think is thanks to the superfruit blueberry.
Use like most face masks and apply a layer to the skin and wait for 5-10 minutes before washing off - it’s so simple to use and i’ve been giving it a whirl two times a week. I feel as though it’s really helped refresh my skin and kept it looking glowy so i’ll definitely be re-buying this one when i’m out, it’s a brilliant beauty budget buy in my book!
You can pick up a tube of this gorgeous Detox Mask from Sainsbury’s for just £4.99!
Have you tried any Dirty Works products? What’s your favourite? Tell me your favourite clay mask!
.Google+ Hangout with Swimwear 365 and Stylist Helen Boyle.
A couple of weeks ago i took part in a Google+ hangout with Swimwear 365’s gorgeous stylist Helen Boyle and a selection of other lovely bloggers to talk about the new holiday trends for this summer. If you’re jetting off on your holibobs and want to know what’s hot and what’s not for the beach then you can watch our little hangout on youtube with Helen and take in all of her top tips:
After our hangout we were let loose on the Swimwear 365 website and asked to choose a piece for ourselves, and as i’m not heading off anywhere tropical any time soon i resisted the urge to dive into the bikini section and picked this gorgeous Animal Print Maxi Dress* instead!
England hasn’t got the memo about sunshine being well overdue and insists on raining so i had to do a bit of extra styling to my beautiful dress before stepping outside. I added a simple Black Primark Jumper, a Matalan Skinny Belt* and my chunky Clarks Boots to make an outfit more suited to the chilly spring weather - just because something’s labeled as a dress doesn’t mean it can’t pretend to be a skirt sometimes too! My Necklace is Per Una and those amazing Bracelets are Primark, bargain! The dress itself is lovely and you can certainly feel the quality. The jersey fabric is heavy but not clingy and it would make a great evening dress on holiday or even as a beach cover-up.
Even though i may not be jetting off anywhere tropical any time soon there’s no harm in looking, so i’ve scoured the Swimwear 365 website to find my favourite pieces from their collection. That bikini was a real favourite of mine from our hangout and the accessories are just so versatile i love them. All i need now is for someone to whisk me away to warmer climates and we’re sorted!
You can find everything from my post and from out hangout on the Swimwear 365 website HERE!
Are you jetting off on holiday this year? What’s your favourite piece from Helen’s selections?
Yes, it’s official, Butter London is the next great polish brand to don the selves of our beloved Boots stores across the uk! *cheers and applause* And to celebrate they’ve released a beautiful glittery shade called Posh Bird* for us all to wear into the summer season along with some other beautiful pastel colours to boot.
I love the look of Butter London polishes, they just look so classic sat on your shelf, and i always feel like i’m getting so much more polish with their square bottles! But luckily for Butter L the polish inside is just as good as the packaging with a wonderfully even application and finish. Above i’m wearing Posh Bird* on my accent nails with Molly Coddled* as a base and a Cuppa* stripe! I’m a huge pastel fan so these are a welcome edition to my collection, and Posh Bird is like no colour i already own. I did find it needed a hefty layer of top coat to get a good shine, but i also feel like it would look lovely with a matte top as well.
I’m super excited to see a Butter London stand in my Boots but if you can’t wait then you can take a look at their collection online HERE for £12 a bottle!
What’s your favourite Butter London shade? Will you be hunting down Posh Bird in Boots?
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