Saturday, 2 August 2014

LighterLife FAST: The Results!

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Picture of LighterLife FAST meals

Picture of LighterLife FAST meals

Right, let's get down to business guys. I've been on LighterLife FAST now for the past 4 weeks and here is my review on it as a whole and a few individual. Now, if you're not dedicated, I wouldn't give this a crack. There were days when I just didn't want to do it anymore but the great thing about it is that if you're not feeling it one day, or you have an extremely busy day at work or university then you can push it to the next day. Flexible if I say so myself! My two favourites, Pasta Carbonara and Vegetable Soup, were lovely. Like, I would eat the vegetable soup just as a cup-a-soup on a normal day! Thick but not to thick, and packed full of flavour. The carbonara is lovely, tastes just as you want it to and both keep you full for ages! Now, my least favourites were the Original Porridge and Spaghetti Bolognese. I am not a fan of porridge in any shape or form so this was just another to add to the list but I can't see why a porridge fan wouldn't love this! The spaghetti bolognese just didn't sit well with my stomach at all, but tomato base meals aren't great for me at all. Again, the taste does rock well with an ordinary Spag Bol! On a final note, I have to special mention the bars that LighterLife FAST offers. The Toffee and Crispy Peanut bars are, without a doubt, some of the best I have ever tried. Kept me full for as long as I needed and tasted tremendous. I do that that LighterLife FAST is a great option for anybody to try and I would give it a go for 4 weeks to see how you get on. I lost 6lbs on this which for me, was GREAT. I can't say no to a 6lb loss when I wasn't really trying to lose it!

Would you give it a go?


Sunday, 29 June 2014

Introduction to LighterLife FAST

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Picture of LighterLife FAST 5:2 Diet

Picture of LighterLife FAST 5:2 Diet

Picture of LighterLife FAST 5:2 Diet

Picture of LighterLife FAST 5:2 Diet

Picture of LighterLife FAST 5:2 Diet

Now, I think we've all heard of the 5:2 diet. It's made the celebrity rounds and I think everybody and their dog has given it a go (I know I did!) When I did try it, I HATED it. How can anybody get the required amount of nutrients in just 600 calories cooking at home? It doesn't make any sense and my body hated me for doing it. I was lethargic and temperamental, I snapped at everybody. I gave up. Then, the lovely people at LighterLife FAST dropped me an email asking if I wanted to give their FAST ago, I saw that they signed an exclusive deal with Superdrug to launch the first 100% nutritional 5:2 diet. SAY WHAT? The answers to my prayers?! I jumped at the chance. I needed something to jump start my weight loss, and I think it was just given to me by the LighterLife FAST gods. When the packets arrived, I was amazed to see how much landed on my doorstep. I can safely say, I am enjoying everything that I have been sent, especially the bars. Seriously, the Nutritious Crispy Peanut bars, they are amaaaaazing! Now, this was just an introduction to the pack, so I am going to give you guys another post to tell you how I get on with the LighterLife FAST 5:2 diet and how much I loose in the process. Fingers crossed please, guys! 

Have you tried the 5:2 diet? 



Saturday, 7 June 2014

Vitamins Direct Rejuvenate Nail, Hair & Skin Formula: Review

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Picture of Vitamins Direct Rejuvenate Nail, Hair & Skin Formula

Picture of Vitamins Direct Rejuvenate Nail, Hair & Skin Formula
Vitamins Direct Rejuvenate Nail, Hair & Skin Formula* (£6.95) - Vitamins Direct

Recently, I was contacted by Vitamins Direct to see if I wanted to review an item with them. Now, I don't know if you know this but I am a BIG advocate for vitamins. We live such heavy and full lives that we'd never get the right amount of vitamins and nutrients our bodies need from general day to day life. This is where taking a vitamin a day will work wonders. When this popped on my doorstop, I was so happy, my nails were in such a state and they needed a little a lot of help! By George, they definitely gave me an oomph I needed. You're recommended to take one tablet a day with water, so you have at least a months supply in the bottle which for the money is a decent supply. All in all, I've found that my nails are much stronger, and my hair is much happier. I didn't see much of a difference in my hair growth but to be honest, my hair grows really well anyway! Just a few points of interest for you guys, don't be afraid of the colour of your wee, it will be an incredible shade of neon (that's okay, that trend is in a the minute!) and the tablets do have a strong smell going on but nothing to make you go 'WOAH WHAT IS THAT?!' I think the best thing I've found with taking these vitamins is that my hair doesn't get as greasy as quickly anymore. I only need to wash my hair twice a week instead of the four it was. In the end, I'm glad I gave these a go, even if it was just for the less greasy hair! 

Where do you stand on taking vitamins?


Thursday, 29 May 2014

Crabtree & Evelyn Tarocco Orange, Eucalyptus & Sage Ultra-Moisturising Hand Therapy: Review

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Picture of Crabtree & Evelyn Tarocco Orange, Eucalyptus & Sage Ultra-Moisturising Hand Therapy

Picture of Crabtree & Evelyn Tarocco Orange, Eucalyptus & Sage Ultra-Moisturising Hand Therapy

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Crabtree & Evelyn Tarocco Orange, Eucalyptus & Sage Ultra-Moisturising Hand Therapy (£15) - Crabtree & Evelyn

Okay, can I just say one thing, what an mouthful to actually say, c'mon Crabtree & Evelyn, you might want to shorten that down! That really is the only thing that I would change about this hand cream. For years, I was a L'Occitane addict and I wouldn't even bother trying another hand cream but on a recent visit to a L'Occitane store where the customer service was abysmal to say the least, I vented on Twitter. That is when somebody mentioned Crabtree & Evelyn, and when I was in York recently, I saw a store and popped in with my mum, another L'Occitane addict. There was an offer for two Hand Therapy hand creams for £20. We went for it, and I've not looked back since. It's a lovely thick consistency but not too thick that you feel you're slapping your hands in lard. It's sinks in quickly and even after washing your hands through the day, it's there, protecting and loving your hands. The scent is absolutely gorgeous, citrus scent with a really mellow background. You get 100g in the tube so it's a perfect bedside table hand cream. It's safe to say, I know what I'll be using from now on!

Have you tried this Crabtree & Evelyn hand cream?



Monday, 5 May 2014

Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel in Lime Basil: Review

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Picture of Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel in Lime Basil
Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel in Lime Basil (£6.49) - Boots

I wasn't going to jump on this bandwagon but I really did love the look of these polishes. When I found a £3 off a Revlon product in my purse that I completely forgot about I hot-footed it over to Boots and perused the different nail colours. Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel in Lime Basil stood out by a mile and I popped off to the tills happy with my choice. When I popped it on my nails, I was even happier. With one coat I was done and gobsmacked; it didn't even take that long to dry. My impatient side was so happy that I might have to get myself back to Boots to buy a few more. (Don't tell my mother, shhhh.) Now, I bet your wondering about the scent. I haven't stopped sniffing my nails, what does that tell you? It's a lovely fresh scent that is the perfect mix of lime and basil. Just, lovely! I do have a little quibble though. As much as I love the colour, scent, packaging and everything else, the fact that after just 24 hours it's started to chip has left me a little deflated!

Have you tried any other colours?