Showing posts with label Lifestyle. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lifestyle. Show all posts

Bear in Mind your Star Sign when Deciding what to Eat

There are many aspects of life that can be explored using our zodiac signs; the most obvious of which is when you’re thinking about your love life and who you might be most compatible with. Then, of course, we can use astrology when considering a career change, as certain character traits – and suitability for certain roles - seem to follow with whichever star sign we are.


"astrology" (Public Domain) by claudiadea131

But did you know that there are certain foods that are supposed to suit certain zodiac signs better than others? Maybe you take astrology seriously and have regular astrology readings like those available at TheCircle or perhaps you just tend to glance at your horoscope in the paper and see if anything chimes with how you’re feeling at that moment. Either way, it makes sense that if our star sign affects our character and love life, it might also be relevant to what foods work for us.


MiiXR Vortex Mixer - Charges your Devices while you Workout

MiiXR by PROMiXX™ is a beautifully designed Vortex Protein Mixer and lifestyle bottle that will charge your devices while you workout.

Absolutely smashing it's Kickstarter target MiiXR is in the top 1% of Kickstarter campaigns ever, having received $152,936 from 2326 backers, after pledging only $30,000 - fantastic!

MiiXR Protein Mixer Bottle

Can your sports bottle, shaker or blender do this?!
Charge MiiXR using your mobile phone lead but the best thing is once charged MiiXR can charge your devices while you're in the gym or on the go.

Check out this video to see just what this shaker bottle can do.  On watching the video and reading about it I think MiiXR is a brilliant product, but I'll be reviewing one soon so I'll be sure to let you know how that goes.


MiiXR Protein Mixer Bottle- Black and Orange

Available in some eye catching colours; personally I'm loving the black and orange but then again I think all white is cool too.

The motor connects with magnets but is completely detachable and the lid seal on tightly so you wont have any leaks. MiiXR is made from Tritan, a BPA-free plastic that's impact-resistant so won't break if you happen to drop it.  I'm really looking forward to reviewing this product.

For more information pop over to the PROMiXX website.

Twitter @promixxmixer

Disclosure: I did not receive any form of payment to write this post.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Landon Tyler Scented Candles and Diffusers - Now available in Boots

I know I've written about these beautifully scented diffusers from Landon Tyler before but I wanted to share this with you - they are now available to buy in Boots!  Brilliant news as it makes them much easier for us all to buy.

Each diffuser gives out fragrance from morning till night for around 12 weeks and that's pretty much true since mine is still going at 10 weeks although it is almost coming to an end.  The lovely people at Landon Tyler must have known as they've very kindly sent two more; Chesil Beach and Citrus Grove.

Both are really, really nice and Chesil Beach will be perfect in the bathroom and the Citrus Grove in the kitchen ๐Ÿ˜Š

Landon Tyler Luxury Diffusers

Available as a diffuser or candle there are many more fragrances to choose from; you can read my review here.  Landon Tyler diffusers and scented candles are not only the best I've ever tried but they're cheaper too than most. They are made using quality ingredients, sourced from the UK and Europe.


Landon Tyler Luxury Candles and Diffusers - Review

Okay lets talk about candles and diffusers - yes I know they aren't food or kitchen related but I do get quite excited about scented candles and I absolutely love diffusers!

Diffusers are perfect for small rooms; my downstairs loo and en-suite are never without one.  I love the clean, fresh scents and 'Winter Woods' from Landon Tyler is just that.

scented candles

With Christmas just a few weeks away these would make the perfect girly gift if you're wondering what to get your Nan, mum, sister, aunt or me ๐Ÿ˜Š

Landon Tyler is a brand of home fragrances - candles, diffusers and gifts.  They've been creating home scent products for some of the leading names on the high street for decades and now their products are available in branches of Clintons and selected gardens centers across the UK.

Cocktail Recipes - The Perfect Mix

Christmas and New Year are the perfect excuse for a cheeky cocktail or two.  But of course a cocktail is good at any time of the year; in moderation of course.

Whether the refreshing flavours of a good Mojito is what you're after, or a colourful Sangria to remind you of summer, check out this innovative Cocktail Wheel.  It's so easy to use - to find the recipe of your choice just click on the name of the cocktail and the necessary ingredients plus correct measurements needed to create the perfect cocktail are revealed.

So now you're armed with the recipe, all you need now is some stylish cocktail glasses to show of your cocktail making skills.  I especially like these Margarita glasses from House of Fraser.

Margarita glasses are also perfect for making the most ordinary dessert look stylish.  Back in the summer I made a Cherry Ice Cream Sundae but for Christmas you could use these glasses to serve up small slices of Christmas pudding with Brandy Butter; just an idea but I may well have to give it a go!

Happy cocktail making - please drink responsibly.

Disclosure:  I received a set of cocktail glasses from House of Fraser.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.  I was not required to write anything positive.

Delonghi Argento White 4 Slot Toaster - Review

When you're looking at buying a new toaster it can be a right pain trying to find one that actually toasts bread evenly.  Of course you never find out till you've got it home and tried it; but of course once you've used it you can't take it back (unless of course it happens to be faulty.  So when I was asked by House of Fraser to pick a toaster to review it was tricky since they have a fantastically huge range of Toasters to choose from at prices to suit all budgets.

It was love at first sight when I spied this one; the Delonghi Argento White 4 Slot Toaster. The Brilliant White Matt look is too nice; at the moment I'm really into kitchen stuff that happens to be white!

Now although my photos don't really do this toaster justice, I'm hoping my review will give you an idea of whether this toaster is the right one for you.

Toaster Review

This 4 Slice Toaster can toast any amount of bread between 1 and 4 slices.

The best bit is this; if one of you likes their toast more done than the other then it's not a problem, just turn the dials on each of the two controls to either 1 to 6 (1 for pale toast to 6 being dark).


Coolmovers - Butterfly Lane by KitchenCraft

Somewhere along the line I'm thinking I must have spoken too soon as the weather has cooled down in the past week; but with that said I'm sure there's more nice weather to come to time to start thinking about outdoor eating; actually today is looking good so far.  Picnics, BBQ's, a trip to the beach maybe, or simply just enjoying nice weather by relaxing in your own garden.

KitchenCraft have everything you need for outdoor entertaining and I'm loving their Coolmovers range.  Butterfly Lane is my personal favorite as it's so pretty; I don't normally do pretty but I've fallen in love with this range especially the ultra cute tealight holder.  Available in assorted colours - the tinted glass has an embossed butterfly metal decoration tag and swing handle.

Review and Giveaway - Aqua Zinger by Zing Anything

Make your own flavoured water in next to no time with the Aqua Zinger from Zing Anything.
Other products include Citrus Zinger, Vodka Zinger and a Salad Zinger - I must say they all sound very interesting!  Having been recently sent the Aqua Zinger to review here's how it went.

My first thoughts were, surely you don't need this gadget to make flavoured water?  Of course this is true but it does make the job a whole lot easier and less messy.  Water can be infused with whichever fruits take your fancy and is also strained when poured too.  Refreshing lemon and lime was my chosen fruits since my husband drinks so much of this stuff (ready made in bottles from the supermarket) now with the Aqua Zinger it is so easy to make your own and of course it's healthy too. 

You can add fruit, herbs, spices and natural sugars such as honey to the Aqua Zinger.  
For my first attempt I just used lemon and lime - the Aqua Zinger is it's really simple use.  Just cut the fruit into smallish sized pieces and place into the cup as shown in my picture.  The cup has blades in the bottom which pierces the fruit.  

Push the top bladed strainer into the fruit.  Now put the bottle part onto the cup and twist - this grids the fruit releasing it's lovely juice and will release flavour into the water when added. 

Add water and screw on the lid, shake well and you have flavoured water ready to drink.  
Of course you can chill the water beforehand or put the Aqua Zinger into the fridge and leave for at least 20 minutes or so for the best flavoured water. 

Once done the water had a really refreshing lemon and lime flavour with tiny bits of lemon and lime - so good to drink.  Providing you screw the top on properly the Aqua Zinger doesn't leak at all and holds around 400ml of water.  Perfect for taking to the gym. 
Hand washing is recommended although you can put it in the top rack of the dishwasher is you need to.

Distributed by Root7 in the UK - more information can be found over at Zing Anything.

Disclaimer:  All opinions and thoughts are my own.  I was not required to write a positive review.
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Organic Herbal Products - Relax Massage Oil from Pukka

We all know it's important to eat well but healthily too and for general well-being it is also good to relax.  With today's busy lifestyle it's easy to grab quick (and often unhealthy food) and never even seem to have time to eat properly.  

Some people even find themselves eating on the move too which isn't ideal at all.  To avoid aging, it's important to take time out to actually slow down and relax.

Everyone should seriously try to find some time to actually relax properly.  Looking after your skin is important and a nice massage not only makes you feel good as it relieves stress but also nourishes the skin and makes it radiant.

Shopping Trolleys Get Fashionable

Yes indeed, shopping are the way to go!  Yes indeed; just recently I've seen more and more younger people using them and that's because they're getting far more trendy and up to date than the kind my nan used, bless her.  

The Mail online published a recent article with the following headline;  Granny chic is back! Shopping trolleys are the hot new must-have for glam girls on the go 'more Fearne Cotton than Dot Cotton'

shopping trolley

Fantastic news for anyone that doesn't drive:
If you don't drive or just want to pop to the shops on the way home from walking the kids to school then this fashionable shopping trolley from Sabichi's new Lemongrass collection is the very thing you need.

My Dream Kitchen - Electrolux Appliances

 Since I spend most of my life cooking, I'd love a bigger kitchen as ours is so small. Electrolux have a vast range of beautiful, stylish yet practical kitchenware, everything for a dream kitchen.

 Picture from Electrolux website.

If Money didn't Matter!
Sometimes I imagine that if money wasn’t any problem what kind of house and kitchen I’d have.  It would have to be one of those huge, swish, top notch kitchens with everything in its place and I’d have every kitchen gadget going.....Okay, I’m near that part as I do have ‘almost’ every kitchen gadget going, but sadly not the space to put it all in!  

Contigo Morgan Autoseal Drinks Mug - Review

I can't normally get too excited about a drinks mug.  But these fancily designed mugs by Contigo Morgan are very good-looking, colourful and stylish.
 The Contigo Morgan has been awarded the prestigious Red Dot Design Award 2013

Transportable tea and coffee is an essential part of modern life and the new Contigo Morgan series from Premier Housewares is convenient for doing just that.  They have a nifty auto-seal mechanism protects against spills, advanced thermal insulation ensures that beverages stay hot for longer. 

New - Boc'n Roll the Eco-Friendly Sandwich Wrap

I have to say when I was asked to review Boc'n Roll the new reusable lunch wrap from Gilberts, not meaning to sound negative but I was a bit concerned that it just wouldn't work. 

We all know that cling film isn't good for the environment, but it seems to have become necessary to modern living.
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