The lovely people at Dream are hosting a challenge, 21 day dairy free challenge  as well as giving you £6.00 worth of vouchers. The challenge may sound daunting however according to Dream; We’ll be honest, this is about as challenging as reaching for a different bottle in the supermarket. No lifestyle change, just 21 days dairy-free and the awesome benefits that come with that. If you follow me on Instagram ( if not its not too late! ) Then you may have seen my various posts on Dream’s, Rice Dream Milk. A delicious lactose, dairy and soya free milk which is also free from Gluten and wheat.

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I usually add it to porridge mixed with bananas with a dash of honey. It tastes heavenly!

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Dream have been working with nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert to create a dairy-free meal plan that fits into even the most chaotic of lifestyles. The meal plan ensures you get all the nutrients and vitamins you need each day from recipes that are seriously delicious and use a range of Dream products.

The Challenge 

  1. Print your vouchers here http://mydairyfreedream.com/21daychallenge/
  2. Scroll down and download the meal challenge
  3. Find your nearest stockist

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I have already used my vouchers ! don’t forget to use yours !

Have you tried any Dream Products?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If, like me, you don’t wear heels on a regular basis, special occasions can instill pure dread at the thought of having your feet trapped in heels for an entire day!

I’m probably over exaggerating but I don’t wear heels on a daily basis as I work in a job that requires me to wear flats and the majority of the time I usually wear trainers.  So heels are mainly worn for special occasions etc.

 I’m sure the following resonates with some of you; We’ve all been there… those elegant heels that work so well with your new outfit turns into murderous weapons of torture by the end of the night. With the balls of your feet screaming blue murder and swelling by the minute, you either decide very little movement is best, or you kick-off those heels.

I thought I found a solution to my discomfort in the form of foldable flats found on Amazon. The manufacturers description ” Dance the night away, then when your feet hurt just slip on your roll up shoes”

Unfortunately I hopped the night away and the flats caused more pain than the heels! The flats were poorly made and offered very little support, by the end of the evening they fell apart and that was only after wearing them for a couple of hours!

I wasn’t put off by this because I knew there had to be a pair of flats that met my criteria if not I will invent my own! So my checklist for the perfect flats included;

  1. Comfort
  2. Quality
  3. Durability
  4. Price

Step forward the Rollbab fold-up, compact ballerina pumps!!!

The foldable flats you can pop in your handbag and call on when the pain kicks in. I found them on SecretSales.com I was slightly dubious about these shoes as I have never heard of them. However after a lot of research I took the plunge and made the purchase. In the parcel I received:

  1. Foldable Flats
  2. A dust bag
  3. Matching bag ( that doubles up as a tote bag )


The flats are beautiful and very comfortable so much so they can even be used as an everyday pair of flats as opposed to a standard pair of “back up of flats” which may offer little support.

Materials: upper – leatherette, lining – leatherette, sole – thermoplastic. As you can see the soles have grip which was a big selling point for me because I hate shoes that don’t offer support especially on slippery prone floors.

As you can see the shoes fold very well which allows you to pop them into your bag while on the go for a discreet alternative to heels.

I bought two pairs of Rollbabs. A funky silver pair and a black pair ( nice and plain and versatile for the office etc ). They are well made, so much so they have lasted me six months and are still in good condition.

The matching bag is very handy because it doubles up as a tote bag in which you can easily store your heels etc into etc.

I highly recommend these flats for ladies who are on their feet all day and need a pair of reliable flats; also for those of you who have a special event to go but wold like to slip into something more comfortable in the evening

As always my posts are not complete without the price ….Drumroll 

These flats retail at £69 however on Secret Sales website the price is discount to £32 !  

I managed to a whittle the price down by using vouchers from previous purchases so I ended up paying £25 for them!!!!!!!.

Rollbab flats are usually sold on Secret Sales website. Please note the flats are listed on the website for a limited period.Do you use foldable flats?

I discovered Hugo Boss Orange Eau de Toilette  a few years ago and since then it has been one of my favourite fragrances. So if you would like to know where I found this product this at a bargain price then read on…

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The description: BOSS Orange Woman is a warm passionate fragrance that combines the uniquely liberating notes of crispy apple and white florals with a vanilla and sandalwood heart. They fuse to create a warm, inviting and free-spirited scent, that you can wear with passion.

When was it launched?

In July 2009, Actress Sienna Miller is the face of this luscious floral scent for women.

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Notes:

The top note is sweet apple the which is a tad dominating at first, however it does add freshness to the composition. After five minutes it does loose its sharpness and evolves into a more lighter less dominating smell. I didn’t smell the reported white floral as mentioned in the description. However the creamy light vanilla with a subtle hint of cinnamon and beautiful sweet buttery Amber and wood make for an amazingly attractive base that lasts. 

The design

As well as the scent one of the other things I look for when purchasing a fragrance is the design of the bottle. I tend to avoid clichéd designs, in preference for a more sophisticated design. The design of the bottle is very modern and the bottle is carved and sculpted combining the elements of metal and orange glass stones.


According to Hugo Boss the seven identical stones  characterize 7 Chakras, deeper spiritual dimensions. Stream of energy through human body is symbolically presented with the design of the new Boss bottle.  

I’m not sure if i’m completely won over by it. although it is chic and a lot of thought has gone into the design concept  it doesn’t have the wow factor for me.

Flaws

The cap on the bottle it’s not travel friendly and comes off every so often. However this hasn’t put me off from purchasing another bottle as I often use an atomiser. 


The price 

This fragrance usually retails from £29 -£34

The cheapest deal: Ebay  ranging from £24 new and boxed!!!!

(  Please note this is the best deal I could find for a 30ml bottle. However the price varies on Ebay so don’t forget to use the filter when searching for the item to find the best deal)

Have you tried Hugo Boss Orange?

 

When purchasing a mascara I look for for three things; Volume, Length and price. So while browsing through Superdrug’s website  I stumbled upon L’oreal’s False Lash X Fiber Mascara.

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“Introducing new False Lash X-Fiber Mascara, for our ultimate false lash look without the hassle of false lashes or eyelash extensions. Extreme length, extreme volume, extreme build-ability”

The description ticked all the boxes and I was really excited in trying out this product. However with a £10.99 retail price tag at Superdrug and a £7.99 retail price tag at Boots I was unsure if it was really worth investing in. So I set myself the challenge of searching for a more affordable price, through past experience I have spent money on a mascara due to the description only to be disappointed by the performance of the product and the money wasted. After carrying out a product price search I successfully found the product retailing at £4.99 plus free postage. Would you like to know where you can purchase this item ? Carry on reading…

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The mascara comes with two different steps. Step 1 is a volumizing black primer that thickens the look of each lash to build extreme volume.

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The wand for step one has an hourglass shape and the formula is great it glides onto my lashes nicely; so well that I often forget to use the Step two lengthening fiber wand! which is a plus for me especially if I am in a hurry. I have used mascaras with a white primer formula and although they look great in terms of adding extra length, the process of coating your lashes with the black mascara can be time consuming and annoying especially, if like me you have a busy schedule. In short having a black primer is a good idea and a definite win with me.

Step Two has lengthening fibers enriched with 20X more fibers (vs Superstar Original) for extreme length. The wand for step two is curved and contains fibers.

IMG_0461The important thing to remember about the L’Oreal Paris False Lash Superstar X Fiber Mascara is that you need to apply the fibers while the primer is still WET. I forgot about this and ended up with clumpy lashes, sore eyes  ( due to my eyes being sensitive) not to mention the flakes on my my face. So it’s really important to apply the fibers straight after you put the primer on.

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I think the L’Oreal Paris False Lash Superstar X Fiber Mascara would suit a lot of people who like the false lash look without the hassle of false lashes or eyelash extensions . The difference in my lashes are great! and I definitely would purchase this mascara again 

So lets do a price comparison…..

SUPERDRUG.COM Retails the product for £10.99

www.boots.com retails at of £7.99

I purchased this item on Ebay for £4.99 yes £4.99 !!!

Ok I know some people out there might be  wary of buying makeup from Ebay but let me assure you this item came sealed and works perfectly.

DSC_0006 (1)and at a bargain price this was an opportunity I couldn’t miss!

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Have you tried this mascara? if so what did you think of it ?

 

 

The reason why I have chosen to feature Cornwall in my blog is to share a holiday where you don’t have to spend air fare prices!So how does this qualify for a discount? ( I hear you cry). Well my boyfriend and I were looking for a cheap holiday destination ( not too far away) and he suggested Cornwall. 

We traveled by car to Truro and stayed at the Alverton Hotel a Bar and Brasserie in Cornwall which stands on a hillside setting right at the heart of the Cathedral City of Truro close to the city center.

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I was blown away by the interior of our hotel room. We Stayed in one of the new courtyard rooms …

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and couldn’t have been more impressed, immaculately clean spacious and beautifully decorated. Great shower, Comfortable bed and everything we needed.

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How did we save money?

If we had chosen a holiday outside of the UK then we would have been left with the dilemma of paying to hire a car or relaying on a bus service to travel around in. However since we had the car with us we didn’t need to worry about that since the local amenities were very close. The shopping center is a twenty minute walk from the hotel. Familiar high street chains such as New Look, Lush and Primark (to name a few) were also found!

On our first day we stopped of at Sam’s and the service and food didn’t disappoint.

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Although it was a short break, it has left a lasting impression strong enough to visit this beautiful place and the Alverton hotel again!

Have you been to Cornwall? or a short break?  if so leave a comment below

xx