Tuesday 20 February 2018

January Gambettes Box Review*

A few months ago I reviewed the new Gambettes Box and in January I was very kindly sent the second box. Since My Little Box has now gone, I needed something to fill that gap and the excitement of receiving a mystery box in the post each month. Whilst I am still on the hunt for another beauty box, the Gambettes Box has definitely satisfied the fashion side of things.

If you don’t know much about Gambettes Box then I will give you an overview. Designed in Paris, each month you will receive 2 pairs of tights which will both be different. So far all of the tights I have received have been fashionable and of really great quality. The designs are unique and not something you can pick up in any old high street store.

This months box contained a gorgeous grey pair of tights called 'Patins' with black polka dots. The tights are 50 denier so great for this time of year when you want a bit more coverage. The second pair were called 'Gadins' and were a pair of black bunting tights, 30 denier. I really like these and the pattern is unlike any other pair that I own.

You also get a couple of cards inside with ideas on how to style your new tights, which I really love. I love the excitement of not knowing what you are going to receive. Both boxes have provided me with stylish and high quality tights that I cannot complain about. I love the packaging and the inserts.

At only £13.90 a box, they make a great gift for a friend too, or a nice treat for yourself each month. Although this is a monthly subscription service you are free to cancel at any time.

Interested? Click here to order your first box. Let me know if you would like me to feature these tights in a fashion post or outfit of the day. What do you think of Gambettes Box?

*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.

Wednesday 7 February 2018

Chinese New Year Teriyaki Salmon Recipe Feat Very Lazy*

Chinese New Year is fast approaching on Friday 16th February and in the run up I have thought about recreating my favourite Chinese dishes at home. The only problem I have had in the past is that there are so many ingredients that come together to create delicious flavours and it can sometimes be

Very Lazy very kindly provided me with some ingredients as well as the following recipe which I give them credit for.

Instead of ordering a takeaway, why not recreate your favourite Chinese dish in just a few minutes? Whether you’re making a sizzling stir fry or moist and tender Salmon Teriyaki, cooking with Very Lazy is the ultimate hassle-free experience. No need for dicing, slicing, washing, chopping and prepping – just pick up a jar or two and let Very Lazy do the hard work for you.

Serves: 2
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

For Teriyaki Salmon:
2 Salmon fillets
3 tablespoons teriyaki sauce,
1 teaspoons Very Lazy chopped garlic
1 teaspoons Very Lazy Chopped ginger,
4-5 tablespoons dark soy sauce,
1 tablespoons clear honey

For garlic noodles:
150g dried egg noodles,
1 teaspoons Very Lazy chopped garlic,
1teaspoons Very Lazy lemongrass Paste
Sesame oil to taste
Sesame seeds (optional)

Photo provided by Very Lazy - Salmon centred.

1. Pre heat oven to 220c.
2. Combine garlic, ginger, teriyaki sauce, soy sauce and honey in a small saucepan, bring to the boil and reduce until thickened slightly.
3. Coat the salmon with the cooled sauce from above and place in the oven for 10 minutes, basting with more sauce half way through.
4. Whilst the salmon is in the oven cook the noodles according to pack instructions, drain and set aside.
5. Gently fry Very Lazy Chopped Garlic and lemongrass paste in a little oil before stirring in the cooked and drained noodles. Add few drops of sesame oil.
6. Serve salmon on top of noodles and garnish with a few sprinkle of sesame seeds.

For more tasty Very Lazy recipes and inspiration visit www.verylazy.com and to find out more about Very Lazy follow on Twitter @VeryLazyFood, Instagram @VeryLazyFoodUK or Facebook @VeryLazyFood.

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

Saturday 3 February 2018

Nutribuddy Breakfast 14 Day Trial Results*

A couple of weeks ago you may have seen my Nutribuddy Breakfast First Impressions post when I was a few days into my 14 day trial of this product.

Just to recap, a 14 day supply costs £14.99 and comes in a glass clip top jar however you can save £1.99 by getting a refill pack. I also received a shaker which you have the option of adding to your order for just £7.99.

The breakfast mix is made with only organic and genuinely healthy ingredients meaning it is free from pesticides and artificial fertilisers. It’s great that this is chemical free. It is also sweetened by the natural sweetener stevia as opposed to Aspartame which many people choose to avoid. I think this product is great and appeals to many for the following further reasons.

It’s suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
It’s gluten free.
It’s soy free.
It’s sugar free.
Contains only 121 calories per serving.
High in fibre.
Contains no allergens.

It’s such a versatile product. I really noticed how this kept me fuller for longer compared to my usual breakfast and I felt like it gave me an energy boost throughout the morning. After the 14 day trial, I lost 5lbs. I also maintained a healthy diet throughout the rest of the day and I did also exercise which may have helped with this. The shakes really did kick-start my day, especially before taking part in Parkrun and I even smashed a new PB on week 2.

If you want to know more or purchase your own two week trial, head over to Nutribuddy.

*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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