Thursday, 18 June 2015

More flavours of Coffee from Beanies - Irish Cream, Cinder Toffee and Double Chocolate

I wrote about some flavours of Beanies Coffee around this time last year and I really enjoyed them so when I was offered a few more flavours I was really pleased to be able to give them a go, there was some I'd wondered about a few times. 

It's been really interesting trying these because I take my coffee very differently now, namely with no sugar or milk! I hadn't had coffee for ages because I wasn't enjoying it without milk but I discovered that I still, really, enjoy the Beanies coffees even without dairy!


Cinder toffee is one of the flavours that I wanted to try out the most and, I think, it's my favourite of the three that I've had this time. As with all of the Beanies it's not much in the way of flavour but more about aroma, you get a real smell of cinder toffee with this one, and a gentle hint of sweetness. I think I'll try this one with Hazelnut sometime. 


Irish Cream was my second favourite of this three. I wasn't holding out much hope for it but it actually does have a really great scent to it, it definitely smells like Irish Cream and has a softer, creamier taste with that hint of sweetness again. 


Double Chocolate was the least exciting of the three but I did, still, enjoy it. It tastes and smell more like normal coffee than the others but I feel like this one will come in to its own as a combination - So maybe chocolate and hazelnut or Chocolate and cinder toffee would be good; that's definitely my next plan. 

Due to the fact that I don't add sugar or milk to my coffee these are only 2 calories a cup which is great and the sweetness really does take an edge off the strong coffee taste. I definitely really like these. Having just looked at the website, again, I've seen they now do some Decaf flavours which I may have to try to get hold of if we do manage to have a baby (as long as I don't go off coffee).

You can pick Beanies coffee up from their website as well as from some supermarkets so keep your eye out. As well as the instant coffee there's premium roast which comes in the most amazing of flavours, I quite wish I had a coffee machine as I really wish I could try some of them out! 
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Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Primark Haul - June 2015

Feels like a long time since I did a Primark haul, but that'd be because it's been a long time since I've been to town - As ever, same reason, health is taking its toll and I've been stuck in the house a lot. But more, joyful, blood tests early last week meant we were near town, anyway, so Primark seemed like an obvious choice. 
I didn't buy much because I've bought a few pieces of clothing since I put weight on, to give myself some more comfortable things to wear. But I'm now back to losing a bit of weight and feel like I'm in between sizes a bit. That said, I am loving oversized clothing so going to work from the premise that I'll keep wearing them when I am back down a size, or at least that's the hope. 

Fantastic geek tees from Tostadora - Big Hero 6 and Lion King/Game of Thrones mashup

I can't believe it's been so long since I posted about geek tees. I posted, a long time back, about some Disney and Doctor Who mash-up tees which I fell in love with and, then a fantastic Big Bang Theory tee, and had every intention of posting regular posts about my awesome finds. And then I didn't. Believe it or not I've bought a lot of geek tees since then, we buy from sites that tend to do two-four designs a day (sometimes two), and then once they're gone they're gone. 

If I have an impressive geek tee collection then Azii has an astronomical one, it's probably the thing he's bought most of over the past three years. Lucky him, though, can still wear all of his, a lot of mine are in the size small and I'm not a small any more. I'm a medium, except I've taken to wearing a large because my restricted mobility in my arms means that getting something fitted on and off is very, very difficult. 

I need to go through and see which tees I can and can't still wear and maybe put together a bit of a post of my favourites to share with you some of the finds I've had over the years. 

But, as always, I digress. Today I am here to talk to you about geek tees from a particular brand. When I was given the chance to review tees for you... my goodness I couldn't say 'Yes Please!' quick enough! 

Win a Magnitone Lucid - Collaborative Competition

I'm really pleased to be able to take part in a fantastic giveaway that gives all of you the chance to win a fantastic prize. With summer making itself known we all want to be able to have fresh, glowing skin, and one of the most popular ways to get this is by using a facial brush, such as the Magnitone Lucid. 


A group of us have come together to give you the chance to win one of these, and I'm loving it because this is something I've been using for the past few weeks and it's done wonders for my skin. Less breakouts, smoother and brighter looking skin has actually happened for me, and believe me I hadn't wanted to hope too much when I started using it. It's, also, rechargeable, it takes 12 hours to charge but lasts for around 2 weeks on that charge - I love that it's rechargeable as I hate wasting money on batteries in items like this.  

The Magnitone Lucid comes in at an RRP of £69.99, but of course this is a competition, so thanks to the following bloggers, and of course myself, one of you lucky people will be winning one instead!


To be in with a chance of winning just let us know:
What is your best skincare tip?

Good luck!


(The question is the only mandatory entry but all of the others do, of course, give you more chances to win).

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Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Freedom Makeup - First Thoughts and swatches - Lipsticks, Pro Melts and Pro Butter glosses

If you've already seen my Freedom Makeup first haul post you'll know I've got a number of great products to share with you over the coming week. I decided that I'd show you some more detailed pictures, and some swatches, of the lip products that I picked up in my order as I thought you'd like to see the formulas and the shades.