Tuesday, 26 June 2012

My first HelloFresh delivery

This morning i received my first delivery from hellofresh.

Hellofresh is a fairly new company with what is in my opinion a great idea!

Hello Fresh is a new way to cook. Every week we'll send you amazing recipes and all the ingredients you need to prepare them. We take care of your meal planning and even do the shopping for you. It's a revolution in your kitchen!

With Hello Fresh you save time, discover amazing food and provide a healthy diet to the people you love most. Say goodbye to fast food and ready meals heated up at the end of a busy day. Say hello to delicious home-cooked meals using fresh ingredients.

Our recipes are created by world-class chefs who ensure that your meals are delicious and easy to prepare within 30 minutes. You don’t need fancy kitchen equipment and our beautiful step-by-step photo instructions will change the way you think about cooking!

(taken from there website!)

There are a few plan options to choose from, 3 or 5 meals a week for either 2, 4 or 6 people.
there's also a vegetarian box available. The box i got was a 3 meal box for 2 people costing £39
for more information on prices visit there website http://www.hellofresh.co.uk/

I also have a code for £20 off your first order!


VERY well packaged!

Was really exciting unpacking it all! (yes I'm sad!) ha.

I decided to share the recipes with you as i cook them. Today i cooked 'roasted pepper and lamb ragu with rosemary and penne rigate'
Everything needed from my stash!

I took a few photos of the cooking process. Don't really know why seemed like a good idea at the time ha ha.

Simmered until the pasta was cooked and it was done! :)

It was really tasty and even better knowing i did it all from scratch! :D:D

I have two more recipes to cook, summer salad with pancetta, green beans and homemade garlic croutons & chicken fajitas with homemade guacamole. 

Also with my first box i got a little treat!

As promised todays meal .. summer salad with pancetta, green beans and homemade garlic croutons

Everything i needed!

All prepared 

Didnt really see the point in taking photos for this i think you all know what two eggs boiling look like! ha ha

and tadahhhhh
was really yummy and easy to do even for me xD

My last meal - chicken fajitas with homemade guacamole

The remaining ingredients :)

And the end result ...

So hard to take a photo of!!

And thats me done! Ive really enjoyed hello fresh and would reccomend it to any cooks in need of a hand! ha ha :D

I'm really excited by this idea and cant wait for my next box! Will you be trying it??

Saturday, 19 November 2011

November Glossybox! :)

Hiya everyone!

This morning felt like Christmas, was busy painting and the postman knocked on the door with four parcels! :D one being the November glossy box! Eeeee

The idea of this months box is to give you an idea of what you could put in your loved ones stocking this Christmas!

Here's whats inside ....

Arbonne FC5 - cooling foot creme

Dead sea spa magik - dead sea bath salts

Monu - Skin perfector

Nail rock - Designer nail wraps

Serge lutens - L'eau serge lutens & Vitriol d'oeillet   ( Perfume HA!)

When i first opened the box i was a little disappointed there wasn't any makeup but after looking properly I'm glad there isn't!

i will use everything at some point, I love the nail wraps and the perfumes smell lovely!

Thanks for peeking! :D

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Feel Unique November beauty box!

Hiya everyone!

First of all let me apologize for my lack of posts! I have been decorating my little boys bedroom and haven't had much time to blog :( Back now though so ill just get on with this post!

You will have probably guessed that's its about the feel unique beauty box.
I got my first one this morning (Novembers box) and oh my god! Its a good one.

Its a gorgeous matte black box with shiny bright pink writing ... love it!

I was expecting the box to be the same as most of the others with a lift off lid ...

When as you can see from the photo its a pull out drawer. I love that, it gives the box something different its like a drawer of amazing treasures! :D

Here's how the box was set out ...

And here's everything i got ..

I don't think anyone can accuse feel unique of being stingy with the sample sizes as these are far from it! I love that i will use everything in this box aswell.

Here's a closer look at everything ..

Emma Hardie amazing face natural lift and sculpt moringa cleansing balm and dual action professional cleansing cloth.

Schwarzkopf professional OSIS+ dust it mattifying powder

Xen-tan deep bronze luxe

Goldwell dualsenses rich repair 60 sec treatment

Bella pierre shimmer powder in Penny, I swatched it for you aswell ...

And last of all ..

Prada Candy eau de parfum. This was actually just a little freebie but it smells BEAUTIFUL!

I am so impressed with this box and will definitely be keeping my subscription !!

Whats your fave beauty box? :)

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

September Glossybox!

Hi everyone! I got my Glossy box the other day ( super exciting! ) So thought i would do a little post on it just showing you what i got in it really. I'm sure most people know what Glossy box is but if not just go to www.glossybox.co.uk and take a look :)

One of the things i love most about Glossy box is the packaging. It comes in a really cute pink box with the Glossy logo on the top ...

I actually keep the boxes as storage just because there way to pretty to throw out! I have used one as a gift box for my friend and filled it with ELF goodies! :D

Inside the box is just as pretty! Its wrapped in black tissue paper, sealed with a Glossy sticker and tied with a pink bow :)

It was so much neater than this but I'm just rubbish at bows! ha ha, The card tells you all about your box and the products you've been sent.

I love unwrapping it and seeing whats inside, i usually don't give into the spoilers but this month i couldn't resist and caved! So i already had a rough idea of what i was getting ....

This is how it arrived, i was surprised nothing had broken because there was no proper protection for the products but it was all perfect! :)

Anyways here's what i got in mine in abit more detail...

Dead sea spa magik - Salt brushing
Voted 'best exfoliator' by you magazine. A harmonious blend of pure dead sea salts, Vitamin E and Coconut oil, with a hypnotic citrus aroma, make this a wonderfully pampering body exfoliator.

HD brows - eye&brow palette
Eyebrow experts HD brows have developed this fantastic multi-use palette containing four matte eye-brow colours. They double up as an eye shadow and eyeliner as well as lasting 24 hours!

Moa - The green balm
Crammed with organic yarrow and lots of other lovely natural stuff this handy little pot of moa balm has many weird and wonderful uses, we're just balmy about it!

Neal and Wolf - Harmony intensive care treatment
Harmony has been specially created to repair damaged hair, using a unique combination of intensive conditioners that deliver an instant transformation leaving hair shiny, healthy and manageable.

Plum by Mary Greenwell - Eau de parfum
plum is the signature by world-renowned celebrity makeup artist Mary Greenwell. A stunning classic chypre with a memorable modern twist.


I'm super impressed with everything i got! I'm not sure what the use of the balm is though so if anyone knows do let me know! ha ha.

I LOVE the Neal Wolf conditioner! Ive actually used half already, it leaves my hair sooooo soft and shiny!

I'll also mention that on the card telling you about your products you get a discount code for any re purchases :)

I shall update when ive tried the salt brushing!

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Benefit They're Real!

As most people will know Benefit have just launched a brand new mascara! Its called They're Real! I was super excited to get it when i saw all the reviews and photos on there face book page. I got mine from House of Fraser, costing £18.50.

Like all of Benefits products the packaging is great, really sleek and just looks great taking pride of place on my make up drawer's!

The thing i like most about this mascara is the brush. Its the plastic comb brush which is my favourite type. I recently splashed out on a new mascara and the brush is awful!

I took some photos of the mascara before and after so you can decide for yourself whether you like it or not ( Crazyyyyy eyes!) ...

I really do like it! I think i could of gotten away with another coat before it clumped. Ive seen a few people saying how they had a little bother removing the mascara but i had no problem at all! I used a st Ives face wipe and it came straight off :D

It lasted all day without any fallout!

There's not really much else to say ... Its my new favourite mascara! (Band wagon i know, but seriously :) )

Saturday, 3 September 2011

My make up storage! :) (03/09/11)

Hi everyone I've decided to do a post on how i store all my makeup. Ive seen this type of post on lots of other blogs and love seeing how other people do it so i thought i would share mine :)

I would LOVE a dressing table but unfortunately my room isn't big enough so i make do with my chest of drawers. So as you can see its pretty simple, i have a small set of silver drawers which i bought from asda. My main makeup is all stored in the patterned drawers, i got these from WHS ... life saver!

My nail varnish drawer, perfect height so i can have them all stood up. I used to have them in a make up bag and it was a nightmare trying to find a certain one!

A whole drawer dedicated to my ELF mineral makeup which i love!

The other drawers are just random stuff like face cleansers,  nail stuff and my lovely baby wipes!

These are just perfect for storing makeup! i now have two sets a draw for every category! (super organised!) ha ha. I don't know what i did before i got these, i know where everything is which means no rummaging about :)

The ELF brush holders are amazing! more than big enough for my brushes :)

Then i just have my brush cleaner and face wipes on the side, just laziness really ha ha.

So that's how i store my products its nothing special but for me it works! :)

How do you store yours?? xx xx