Thursday, 26 April 2018

Superdrug Vitamin E Day Cream

Today I’m going to be reviewing a day cream that I purchased and have been testing out in the last month. I went with the Superdrug Vitamin E brand because they have a budget friendly range and all the Superdrug own brands are cruelty-free and have the leaping bunny logo. This item is also vegan. The Vitamin E range often have an offer of buy one get one half price and I bought two of this product, one for my mum and myself. The original price for one day cream is £2.99 for 100ml which is still affordable. There are a few other bits in the line that I might like to try as well such as the face wipes and the night cream.

I have been using this day cream often since I bought it. One of the reasons I was attracted to the product was because it has a SPF15, and is perfect to apply onto the face in spring and summer. A little product goes along way so I think the tub will last me a very long time. The cream is a white in colour but sinks into the skin quickly and with no trace afterwards. It works well with my sensitive skin, and I’ve seen a noticeable improvement after frequent use. The fragrance can be described as a light floral scent which is acceptable. My mum recommends this product too after giving it to her as a gift. Buy online here.

If you are after a new day cream, I would suggest this one to my blog readers! 
What skincare products have you been using lately? :-) Xx

Friday, 20 April 2018

Co-op Coconut & Honey Hair Products

Today I wanted to share a review of a shampoo and conditioner I’ve been trialling. I’ve been looking into supermarket own brands and I recently bought some products by the Co-op. It’s lovely to see that Co-op’s offering is both inexpensive and cruelty-free. I spent £1.09 for each 300ml bottle which seems really great value. The products have the leaping bunny logo as well as the V no animal ingredients logo. The packaging is simple yet striking with the graphics and is also recyclable. I can imagine most people enjoying the very pleasant, refreshing scent of coconut and honey.

Now onto the details of how the actual product rated. The shampoo was my favourite scent out of the two, and the consistency was just right and lathered well. It made my hair manageable in the shower and later left my hair squeaky clean and shiny. The conditioner was lovely too, and again made my hair manageable and in good condition. The coconut and honey fragrance lingered on afterwards. A little product went along way with both.

Overall these items were a success, and I enjoyed giving them a go. The Co-op have some other haircare choices in their line so I think they are worth a look into. If you are just getting into cruelty-free, these could be a good way to start.

Have you tried supermarket own brand beauty/toiletry products before? 
What’s your current favourite shampoo and conditioner? :-) Xx

Saturday, 14 April 2018

My Easter Weekend Photo Diary & Chat

It’s been a little while since my last blog post, so hope you are all well and had a good Easter. I wanted to share with you some clips from what I got up to. On Good Friday, my friend and I went to Saltburn-by-the-sea for a morning out. We had a wander around the centre and discovered The Lillian Daph Store which I hadn’t been in before but it was a really cool shop, with many floors and lots of interesting homeware pieces. I’m hoping to pop in again, just for another look and maybe to capture some more photos.

Later we went into The Sitting Room café, which I’ve visited quite a few times now. They seemed to have updated the menu, I had a rose hot chocolate and it was unreal. I really want to go back to try the other kinds of hot chocolate they had. The staff are so welcoming, and the interior is super cool.

I didn’t do much more until Easter Sunday, my family and I jumped in our campervan and headed to the local woods for a walk and a brew. It was so quiet when we got there in the morning. Later in the day I had a different friend pop by for a catch up which was lovely. Easter Monday was just a chill day.

How was your Easter?
Let me know if you got any Easter eggs! :-) Xx

Monday, 2 April 2018

Easter Rocky Road & Happy Easter

Wishing you all had a lovely Easter, and whatever your plans hope you enjoy the last day of the long weekend. Today I’m back with another baking post, and I’ve been making Easter themed rocky road. I used the rocky road squares recipe from GoodFood 101 Cakes & Bakes book by the BBC. This baking book is particularly great for sweet treats, they have a lot of indulgent recipes perfect for special occasions.

I made a large batch, which after the photos were taken I cut into snack sized bites. I added marshmallows and walnuts into the chocolate mixture, and used everyday milk chocolate from Aldi which was melted on a hob. I decorated with Aldi’s own brand mini eggs which I can’t fault in comparison to the Cadburys choice. I tried to keep the ingredient prices cheap and cheerful and the cost added up to about the price of one rocky road in a posh café.

My bake seemed to go down well and I recommend you give it a go. I would love to know if you have done any Easter posts, I’ll do my best to visit them if you leave a link.

Speak soon,
H x