Friday, 2 December 2016

The Perfect Winter Breakfast With Alpro's Oat Original*

I am a big lover of Alpro drinks especially the unsweetened almond milk which is delicious in my coffee. When I was offered the chance to try the Alpro Oat Original Drink I couldn’t wait to see what it was like.


Alpro Oat Original is high in fibre (The UK’s highest in fact!) and low in fat and great for a plant based diet. This delicious oaty drink is a great source of calcium, vitamins B2, B12 and D and contains no added sugar. The drink is easy to digest and contains only 44 calories per 100ml!


I received a beautiful Anthropologie porridge bowl to showcase my delicious porridge in. I cooked this on the hob on a medium heat until it was just how I liked it. I used ½ a cup of oats and 1 cup of the Alpro Oat Original Drink. I topped the porridge with some dried cranberries and it was absolutely delicious. The fact that the oats and the Alpro Oat Original are both high in protein meant that I was full right through until lunch time. The porridge was creamy and delicious and tasted completely natural.


This drink would also go really well in a smoothie. Will you be giving the Alpro Oat Original Drink a try?

*I received this item 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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Thursday, 1 December 2016

My Little Goodnight Box

My favourite time of the month is when My Little Box arrives on my doorstep. This month’s theme had been heavily hinted at on Instagram so I had a rough idea of what to expect on the outside but the inside was a lovely surprise. The box design this month is beautiful and I will be using this on my bedside table to store my sleep remedies such as my essential oils and pillow mist. The packaging of the items inside the box also fit well with the theme and the ‘My Little Word’ booklet is informative and well suited to the box. 


I absolutely love this Ornamental Jewellery Dish in the shape of a moon. It matches with my bedroom decor and I’ve got this sat next to the bed with my rings on. The shape of the dish means the rings can sit nicely and won’t fall out if you accidentally knock it in the night. I love that in this box you get a lifestyle piece like this. Even if you didn’t want or need this product, you could easily pass it on as a gift and it came with lovely box.


We then received this Garnier Pure Active, 3in1 Wash, Scrub & Mask. This aims to exfoliate and fight blemishes. You can apply this in three ways depending on if you want a wash, a scrub or a mask. The colour of this product is white with a creamy consistency and blue exfoliating beads. The smell is pleasant, it says on the packaging that it is eucalyptus but it reminds me of fresh cucumber. I have only been using this for a week or so but already my skin feels softer. My favourite use for this is as a scrub to get rid of all that winter dry skin.


The next beauty item we received is the My Little Beauty Moonrise Makeup Remover Jelly. This is 99.5% natural, vegan and suited to all skin types. This cleanser transforms into milk upon contact with water and helps to get rid of stubborn dirt. The smell is fresh and clean. This removes makeup in seconds and does a good job at removing waterproof makeup too. I do love trying new products and so far all of the My Little Beauty ones have been great.


I then opened this gorgeous perfume, Secrets D'Essences Accord Chic - Fragrance by Yves Rocher - £53 for 50ml. This Iris scented perfume has top notes of spicy pink peppercorn and enchanting elemi. I think this scent is really lovely.


This was actually the first item I opened as I was intrigued as to what it was. The Pattered Sleeping Mask in navy with white moon detail and text that says ‘To the Moon and Back’. I have never used a sleep mask but I know that Kim from Romanovs Views swears by hers. I have been giving this a go and it does work wonders for keeping the light out when I want to have a lay in. I think this will be even better in the summer when it gets brighter earlier.


Finally, we received this French print which translates to I don't want to sleep, I just want to dream. I don’t normally write about the prints but I thought this one was really nice and I will probably put this up in my bedroom.


Again, a great box. Loved this month’s theme and everything inside was spot on. I cannot wait for my final box of the year – hopefully it’s a good one!


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