11.9.14

DegustaBox August

I got given a special deal to get a DegustaBox half price, so I decided to give it a go and see what it's like.
I had been waiting quite some time for this to arrive and it finally did, I was so super excited that I had to open it right away.

The Degustabox is a food and drink subscription much like the Graze Box, except bigger, MUCH BIGGER! 

Each box is filled with 9 - 14 "surprise products" which they say many of which are brand new to the market. 
Some are known brands, some not, but I am always up for a try of something new!

What I got in this box:

Portlebay Popcorn
Zeo Softdrinks
Green & Blacks chocolate bar
Hornsby's Cider
Dr Oetker cake toppers
Maggi bake in/cook in bags







So far I'm not convinced. I will however continue on and get my next box and once I've seen it's contents, I'll decide if its gonna be a continual thing. For £13.00 a month I wanna be wowed.

Have you tried these yet?
  
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9.9.14

Bakerdays Letterbox Cakes

I was asked a little while ago by the lovely folks over at BakerDays if I'd like to try one of their cakes... NATURALLY I said yes!
Fat girls love cake right! But really, who could say no to a cake coming through their letterbox/slot!?!
I got it through the door one day after work and I was so excited to open it!
It came in a lovely tin, nice and secure inside a box small enough to fit through the mail slot in the door.
BakerDays is an online service which provides cakes of different size for delivery, also cupcakes.
You can pick different themes and even get specific designs on them.
I chose a spooky Halloween cake.
The cake is kept fresh and has an instruction tab on how to get the cake out the tin.
The box the cake comes in had a selection of flyers about the company, the cake tin, a card and some balloons!
Now onto the most important bit... how did it taste?
In a word, DELICIOUS!
I didn't know what to expect but I was really surprised.
The cake I had was nice and chocolatey, wasn't too dry and crumbly and the icing was yummy too!
This cake served 3 pieces between myself, mom and dad, but realistically it could have served 8.
I absolutely love this cake, Im going to order 2 halloweeny cakes for a halloween night at Daisy's place!
Thanks Bakerdays for sending a fat bird cake in the post, made my day!


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7.9.14

Ebay Wishlist #5

I'm back at it again this week, it's eBay time!


Perfume
I am partial to buying some brand name perfumes, but I really am a cheap bastard so if I can get them at a good price, I like to try get them off eBay. 
Euphoria and Alien are my most favourites of the lot.

These blush's are super cute. I love the colours anyway but the packaging really sells it for me.
I love a bit of Korean beauty products, this seller has so many cutsie bits to peruse!  



We all know I love a backpack so this is no surprise. 
How friggin cute are these!

Cat shoes

Im not gonna lie, these are just YES!


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21.8.14

Swimwear for your body shape


I little while ago I was asked for some input for a BonPrix article about swimwear for different body types.
Since its less than 3 months till my holiday to Cape Town, I'm looking all over for the perfect swimsuit/bikini for me.

Here are my (not so) wise words of wisdom.


The article can be found here.

I trawled through BonPrix's swimsuit section, here's my top picks...

Here's a holiday snapshot from my visit to Cape Town last year after a dip in the warm waters of Clifton 4th Beach.


Take a look at BonPrix for some great pieces.

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19.8.14

Shake it like a polaroid picture!

I came across this company on facebook one day, thought it was a scam but for under £3 I figured I would give it a go.
And it worked just fine!

So FreePrints allows you to print 45 free images, you can log into facebook, instagram, or choose your own pictures from your phone, and all you pay is postage.

The photo quality reflects the quality of the picture you have chosen. So if its a grainy 1am club shot, it isnt going to be the best print.


They come double packed in a nice blue envelope and green photo envelope. 


They come in standard 4 by 6 inch size, but for a small cost you can choose to have larger prints.
I find the standard size fits fine for my needs.


If you take your pics directly from Instagram, you'll have a black side bar on either side of your image(seen below), these are easily cut off to create that Instagram square image.


I just cut along the outside of the actual image, I really love the square polaroid type photos, I love having these photos stuck up on my mirror. 



They do come in full size, I got a few pictures like this to keep for when I am 72, reliving the old days.
How cute are Daisy and I?

Have you ever used FreePrints? 

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17.8.14

Ebay Wishlist # 4

Another week, another wishlist.
Here's what I have been looking at recently:
Big Hair Bows
I will forever love a hair bow, specially big ones, so these would work perfectly for me.
Ipad Mini Cases
Just like my phone, I like to keep my ipad protected, in a stylish colourful bright cover. I especially love the two anchor cases.
1950's Swing Dress
I have been looking at this type of dress for a friends wedding.


Watches are something I love to wear but don't have enough of. I don't have one watch I wear all the time, so I like to look out for different ones, these are super cute. Specially the map one. 
What's in your wishlist?
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14.8.14

Graze Box Treats

I got myself back onto the Nibble Box from Graze after having 3 Breakfast Boxes.
I am not so much a fan of the Breakfast Boxes as they aren't all to varied. JUST granola, that's all.
When I swapped to a Nibble Box, I was given the chance to beta test a new idea Graze has. I got to choose the 4 items I want in every box, so I chose a savoury pot, a sweet pot, a dipping pot and a bread pot for my next nibble box.
This is what I got:
BBQ Corn // Slightly Sweet Popping Corn //Apple&Cinnamon Flapjack // Smoky Chipotle Dip

  
I love having control over what I get in my box, the actual ingredients are a surprise but I know that I will be getting something I want in each box.

Do you use Graze? 
If not, sign up today to get your 1st, 5th and 10th box free using the coed: LISAP69LB


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12.8.14

Essence Haul

I have been waiting an age for Essence to come to UK, I used to get this brand in South Africa and was super disappointed when I did not see it on any make up isles here. 

I hopped into my local Wilkos and boy did I strike it lucky, they were just stocking the Essence booth up. I wondered round the store for a while till I saw the shiny new sparkly Essence goodies just waiting for me to snatch them up!

Look at the sparkles!!
Heat Wave Blush Square
This little blush block is great, its like an ombre blush so you have 4 colours in one really. 
And all four colours are wonderful, its super bright and vibrant. It will do well for me!
 This mascara I was really looking forward to because it was my old go to mascara, when I went back to South Africa I couldnt get it anymore so when I saw it was part of the range coming to Wilko's, I was very happy. 
 Lashes Go Wild Mascara.

Blush My Lips lipstick. A standard dark pink. Good to have a back up pink in your make up bag.  
This lippy is quite nourishing but isnt glossy which I love. 
 All About Nude eyeshadow pallet. 
I was just drawn to this, no particular reason, I just felt I needed to own it.

L-R:
glitz & glam  // roller coaster  // sweet as candy  //  party princess  //  million dollar baby
Have you got anything from the Essence range yet?
     
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