Saturday 19 May 2012

Fathers Day Gifts from Prezzybox

Stuck for gift ideas for Father's Day? Well look no further as Prezzbox have come to the rescue with some fantastic ideas on what you can treat your dad to!

I was lucky enough to be sent 2 of these items in return for an honest review.

The first item I received is the First Class Dad Porcelain Mug ...
First Class Dad Porcelain Mug
This gorgeous mug is 120mm high, 87mm wide and has a depth of 98mm - not huge, but large enough to provide your Dad with a tasty healthy brew! It's made from porcelain and is of extremely good quality with a stunning picture of a 1st class stamp on the front. The perfect way to tell your Dad how much he means to you.
Base of mug
Amazingly, the mug is also dishwasher and microwave safe.

I have to say that I also rather liked the packaging that it arrived in....
..the air mail gift box is a really nice touch and makes it look that bit more special.
If you fancy treating your Dad to this First Class Dad Mug, it is available from Prezzybox and costs just £8.95 - a small price to pay in my opinion!

The second item I was sent to review is the Dear Dad - From You to Me Book....
Dear Dad - From You to Me
Opening Page
This book is a truly fantastic idea for kids to get answers to some of the questions they've been curious about but maybe too scared to ask, it's also a lovely keepsake!
Question on 1 page with plenty room to answer
On each double page is 1 question to be answered by Dad and he has almost 2 full blank pages in which to reply - you might just end up with his life story! There are around 60 questions in total so don't expect it back in a hurry!
The questions vary from 'What were your favourite childhood toys or games?' and 'Tell me about the things that make you laugh' to 'What did you think when you first saw me after I was born?' and as I mentioned earlier, there's plenty room for him to answer and even include photographs where relevant.
The journal is hard-backed and the pages are made from FSC certified paper and have a really nice, quality feel to them. You also get a pretty ribbon book-mark attached to the inside - very handy indeed!
The Dear Dad - From You to Me book costs £11.95 which is a small price to pay for such a lovely keepsake.

If neither of these takes your fancy, then pop over to Prezzybox and check out their other fantastic ideas for Father's Day Gifts - you're sure to find something as there's a huge range of gadgets and treats!

Monday 14 May 2012

New 'LACE' from Batiste


LACE - The newest most elegant fashion statement from Batiste

Low down: Batiste introduce the latest must-have in their collection; Dry Shampoo in LACE*. With vintage style embroidery and lace seen everywhere from designer to Duchess this season, trust Batiste to be bang on trend with their impeccably dressed new variant with a new more sophisticated fragrance. The new scent offers base notes of white musk, cedarwood and sandalwood which are complimented by top notes of citrus fruits, nutmeg and pink pepper. The heart of the fragrance contains stylish floral tones of rose, orchid and iris with jasmine and ylang-ylang.

USP: The original beauty secret weapon for refreshing and reviving your hair between washes, Batiste, the UKs favourite Dry Shampoo has been flying off the shelves for more than 30 years and yet has never been more in fashion.

How to use: Shake the can vigorously, then, keeping the nozzle about 30cm from your hair, spray into roots, lifting sections for maximum coverage. Massage through with fingertips and then brush and style.

See the full Batiste line up at

RRP Price; £2.99, 200ml

Saturday 12 May 2012

Skin Heroes - Montagne Jeunesse

Skin Heroes are a new brand of face masks from Montagne Jeunesse, specifically designed for targetting problem skin. You may remember my first review for the Dry Skin Mask, if not, you can find it here.

The second mask i'm going to review is the Break-Out Mask which is for skin prone to eruptions.

Break-Out Mask
The key ingredients are Tea Tree and Canadian Willowherb and this mask is designed for oily and combination skin.

Once again, I found it easier to seperate the 2 sachets before beginning. The mask itself had a smell which I personally found a little unpleasant - the Tea Tree being the most prominent. Being a mud mask, it was very easy to apply and felt nice and creamy on my skin. This one felt alot cooler than the last which I found quite refreshing. As the mask began to harden,  I could feel a slight tingling sensation on my skin, nothing unpleasant, it just made me feel like it was doing its job.

After 15-20 minutes, I was ready to rinse it off and see if it had made a difference. The Break-Out mask was a little more difficult to rinse, but my skin felt soft, refreshed and visibly clearer afterwards. The moisturiser was most welcoming with it's creamy texture and gentle feel, although I still struggled with the smell a little!

All in all this left my skin looking and feeling great and I would certainly recommend it for fast results.

All Skin Heroes masks are available from Mantagne Jeunesse and also Asda at a cost of £1.49 each - don't forget though, you not only get a one-use face mask, you also get a sachet of moisturiser too!

Thursday 3 May 2012

Activia Pouring Yoghurt BzzAgent Review

As a few of you will already know, I am a BzzAgent and as such, get to try a variety of new products in return for honest reviews and opinions. I was recently lucky enough to be invited to take part in one of the latest BzzCampaigns for Activia Pouring Yoghurt.

Activia Pouring yoghurt is availlable in 3 delicious flavours, Natural, Vanilla and Strawberry. My plan was to play safe and opt for the strawberry but this proved alot harder than anticipated! It would seem that it's the most popular of the three as no matter where I tried to buy it, this was the only flavour that was unavailable anywhere ....i've also chatted with a few other BzzAgents who struggled to find this one! Eventually I settled for the Vanilla flavour.

Admittedly, pouring yoghurt doesn't really appeal to me - maybe i'm just a little too set in my ways, but I believe a yoghurt should be eaten with a spoon! Despite this, I was willing to give it the benefit of the doubt and i'm pretty glad I did!

You're probably thinking that this isn't a new product from Activia, and you're kind of right although the last time this was tried through BzzCampaigns, many complained that it was a little on the runny side ....maybe even too much so. Thankfully, Activia have acted on this feedback and have introduced this 'thicker' pouring yoghurt.

Now then, think what you will but in our household, we decided to try pouring yoghurt over Rice Krispies instead of the usual milk - which incidently I can't stand!
Yummy!! They were absolutely delicious .....they tasted very similar to crunch corner yoghurts so this made breakfast like a sweet treat for my kids and rather than the usual "Eeugh, do we have to have that?" I was greeted with "Can we have some Activia on krispies pleeeease?" which is a major plus in my book!!

We also tried it with a few other cereals but this was our favourite, closely followed by Weetabix with a few slices of banana added.

I will definitely be purchasing this again and would recommend it for a little bit of something different. There's no limit as to it's uses either, just check out some of the suggested recipes here.
I'm now continuing my quest to find Strawberry Activia pouring yoghurt so wish me luck and feel free to come back and share your own experiences.

Tuesday 1 May 2012

With Great Power comes Great Skin

Are you having a skin problem? Do you need help? The Montagne Jeunesse Skin Heroes have landed and are ready to fight for your right to clear, healthy skin the natural way. Montagne Jeunesse face masques are your weekly essential for healthy, gorgeous skin. The new Skin Heroes range is packed with natural, beneficial ingredients to help solve & combat everyday concerns and work wonders for your complexion.
Dream teams for your skin, these Skin Heroes are the ultimate superhero double acts, complete with a
problem-solving masque plus a second stage moisturising treatment:

Problem: greasy, shine-prone skin. Skin Hero: MONTAGNE JEUNESSE SHINE CONTROL
This special mud masque has the power to deeply clean, protect, control shine and restore balance to the skin – infused with acai berries and argan oil to balance moisture and skin sebum. Follow with the sebum balancing moisturiser with light reflecting particles, rich in anti-oxidants and infused with crushed acai berries, argan oil and natural active KiOsmetine.

Problem: dry, dehydrated skin. Skin Hero: MONTAGNE JEUNESSE DRY SKIN MASQUE
This creamy soufflĂ© masque is rich in anti-oxidants and uses its super powers to protect and replenish dry skin - packed with raspberries, blueberries and red grapes. Follow with the serum to rehydrate the skin, infused with crushed blueberries, pulped raspberries and antioxidants including natural active KiOsmetine, clinically proven to smooth the skin.

Problem: Problem skin prone to eruptions. Skin Hero: MONTAGNE JEUNESSE BREAK OUT MASQUE
This mud masque infusion has the power to help flush out blocked pores as well as calm, heal and refresh the skin - infused with anti-bacterial tea tree, calming witch hazel, and soothing Canadian willow herb. Follow with the super moisturiser, with tea tree and Canadian willow herb to help continue to tackle those problem areas.

Problem: Bothersome & Blemished T-Zone. Skin Hero: MONTAGNE JEUNESSE T-ZONE PEEL OFF
This peel off masque has the strength to lift away dirt, clear impurities and target problem areas - infused with calming tea tree and soothing Canadian willow herb. Follow with the calming moisturiser with tea tree and Canadian willow herb that helps to heal.

And finally, with nose pore power, the final member of the Skin Heroes team:
Problem: blocked, clogged up pores on and around the nose. Skin Hero: MONTAGNE JEUNESSE DE-CLOG PORES
These ultra-deep cleansing nose pore strips use their super strength to draw out deep-rooted impurities for cleaner, less visible pores – infused with orange flower water with antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties, witch hazel, and natural clay help to cleanse, absorb excess oil and open pores.
Montagne Jeunesse – combats problem skin naturally
Montagne Jeunesse Skin Heroes (£1.49 RRP) are available from