Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Planete Chocolat Handmade Truffle Review*

I am a huge fan of chocolate, what girl isn’t? I love luxurious rich tasting chocolates. I received a delicious box of Handmade Belgian Chocolate Truffles from Planete Chocolat and this was exactly what I needed and craved whilst settling in to watch a film when relaxing in the evening. 

The box arrived beautifully packaged. It was wrapped in thick bubble wrap casing to fully protect the parcel and I was astonished when I opened the box to see a gorgeous suede bag with a greetings card in the front. You can have any message you like customised in the card so it makes a lovely gift.

The assortment of 21 truffles comes beautifully presented in a box specially made for them and costs just €44.90. This box could be the perfect gift for someone you love. The truffles follow the traditional recipe based on a mix of cream, vanilla and cocoa powder with the addition of some intense flavours such as coconut and pistachio ganache. You can even add an extra layer of truffles for €22.45 if you are feeling even more generous.

Planete Chocolat offers the best quality Belgian chocolate possible and all of their products are made from 100% pure cocoa butter. They offer free delivery within 24hrs to Belgium, France, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, Denmark and Monaco. My parcel arrived promptly and I received text updates from the courier when it was on its way.

My favourite truffles were the coconut and white chocolate ones. They were so rich and creamy with the perfect coating of coconut goodness around the outside, I have never tasted a truffle so divine in my entire life. All of them were delicious in their own way. The pistachio truffle was rolled in crushed pistachio flakes and tasted different to any truffle I have tasted before. The unique flavours are what made these really special.

Head over to Planete Chocolat to purchase the box I received and browse many of the other options available. They made my night all the more special!

*I received these chocolates free of charge in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not influenced in any way.

Monday, 27 June 2016

The FURminator – It’s Time to Groom!*

You may have seen my fluffy cat Biscuit feature on my blog quite a bit recently so when I was offered the chance to try out some products from FURminator, I jumped at the chance of being able to show Biscuit off again. Biscuit is such a poser and is a domestic long haired ginger cat. His hair is usually everywhere and I am never far from a lint roller.

Firstly, I received the FURminator deShedding tool. This tool is the number one choice when it comes to preventing your pet from shedding hair around the home and was designed by professional groomers.  These premium quality deShedding tools can reduce the level of shedding by up to 90%. The stainless steel de-shedding edge reaches through the topcoat to safely remove loose hair without cutting or damaging your pets skin underneath.

Biscuit found the process quite relaxing and it was nice to get rid of lots of loose hairs that would no doubt end up all over the furniture! Once your have brushed your pet a few times, the de-shedding edge fills with hair. The FURejector button releases the hair with ease making de-shedding easier than ever. The ergonomic handle means this is easy to grip and hold and comfortable to use.

The FURminator deShedding tool is so simple to use as I have demonstrated in this short video below. By grooming your cat you can decrease shedding and reduce hairballs. This also stimulates natural oil production which protects the skin and ensures your cat has a healthy coat. I have definitely noticed that biscuit feels a lot softer since using the FURminator.

I also received the Hairball Prevention Waterless Spray for cats. This helps to reduce hairballs and excess shedding so goes hand in hand with the DeShedding tool. The website states "This proprietary blend of ingredients is formulated specifically for cats to helps reduce loose hair from shedding and effectively reduces hairballs by reducing loose hair ingested by cats associated with self-grooming without bathing". I simply sprayed this onto Biscuit's coat, rubbed it through his fur and then towel dried the remaining moisture.

Overall I am really impressed with these must-have pet products. You can view the full range of FURminator products here and also buy them on Amazon or in pet stores. What do you think?

*I received these items free of charge in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not influenced in any way.
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