Thursday, 18 December 2014

December 2014 degusta box





Degustabox UK
Hey girls and guys my december dugustabox uk has arrived.
Hope you are all set for the holidays and looking forward seeing the new year in not long now and we will be in 2015 seems crazy how time goes quick.
I am sorry i aint blogging as often as i would like to but i am thankful for all your support and every month seeing loads of you send me very nice emails who read my blog posts every time i post.
And also love seeing the new faces who email me saying they have stumbled on my blog from google or twitter or via a friend it means alot to have you not only as my readers but you are like my friends.

Anyway hope you enjoy seeing what was inside my decembers degustabox uk.
As always i have a nice £3.00 discount code for you all so you can get money off your first box.
Your discount code is 0TDW1 
Be sure to try out a box you can cancel at any time meaning you are not in a contract like other companies.




This is what was inside this month's degustabox 



The chia co
Oats and chia £1.70 each
Wholegrain  oats and chia a great taste, may it be for breakfast or a nice simple snack or even a healthy lunch contains  omega-3 fibre, protein these are packed with vitamins and minerals and antioxidants meaning its healthy and great for your health, also you only need to add water meaning it is quick to make meaning you get to enjoy it sooner.



Pukka herbs
green tea with lemon  £2.39 each 
A healthy fair trade green tea contains sencha green tea 40% sweet fennel seed, dandelion root,
licorice root nettle leaf lemon essential oil turmeric root, lemon whole, lemon myrtle leaf.
So the ingredients are pretty healthy and good for you a good way to sit back and enjoy the health benefits of green tea and the great feeling of knowing it is fair trade.







Kents kitchen
Kents kitchen madras meal kit £2.50 each
As some of you know I have had the kents kitchen meal kits in my degustabox uk before and how much I love them and the idea behind them just add meat with the meal kit and like magic you have a tasty delicious packed with flavour meal.







BAHLSEN
bahlsen choco leibniz milk chocolate £1.79 each
bahlsen choco leibniz milk chocolate n caramel £1.79 each

These tasty chocolate biscuits are tasty and even the caramel ones was delightful full of chocolaty flavour and sweetness your be sure to enjoy these as a nice treat they are abit of a luxury so far to good to waste.
I shared mine with my hubby and little girl and they loved them and wanted more.







EISBURG
EISBURG  £3.49 per bottle
Thinking about giving up drink? or are you going to be driving this christmas or new year?
This is a non alcoholic wine it wasnt my cup of tea but i aint a big fan of wine anyway.
But I love the idea of non alcoholic wine which does taste like wine meaning those of you who do like wine who are driving this christmas can still get the taste  without being over the limit to drive.
( it is available in rosé, chardonnay,cabernet sauvignon, and riesling) 


FRYLIGHT INFUSE GARLIC
Frylight infuse garlic spray oil £2.00 per bottle
no need to pour oil when you are cooking , we have all done it pouring oil into a frying pan and poured to much by mistake. with this spray oil your troubles have gone spray as much as you need and your ready to cook, Also it is infused with garlic meaning the oil taste good so if your cooking chicken it will be infused with garlic you can also use it to make a low fat garlic bread.
(For those of you who dont like garlic Frylight also do a chilli infused oil)







POPCHIPS
popchips £1.79 per pack
pop chips are tasty and packed with flavour i had the bbq flavour which was yummy I enjoyed them and buy far one of the most flavourous crisp ever, i love the fact my fingers wasnt greasy after and that there was less than 100 calories not that i count my calories i love my food to much.








Gloworm 
Gloworm cans £1.50 each
Omg when i opened my degustabox uk I was amazed when i saw these you mix them with alcohol.
Gloworm is the first premium mixer of its kind, specifically blended to compliment a selection of spirits.
the unique formula is sugar free and taurine-free i love the idea of these and the flavours sound great cant wait to try them over christmas.
The flavours are as follows 





Raspberry and orris  - perfect with Vodka









ginger and lemon grass - perfect with bourbon













Cucumber and apple - perfect with Gin














Pear spice and lime - perfect with rum












BONNE MAMAN 
Bonne maman £2.30 a jar 
bonne maman is a coarse orange marmalade is fresh, zingy.

I am Not a big fan of marmalade but my hubby is and he said he will be taking this one to his mums to eat over christmas, I am guessing he is gonna put it on his toast on christmas morning.









Overall view this month.

At first i was a little disappointed that there wasnt any christmas items in the box but come to think of it i dont mind so much because the mixers will go down well at christmas. plus whatever happens i will still have chocolates etc at christmas anyway so not having christmas items in the box wasnt really a big deal.

I really loved getting the kent kitchen kit again i adore the flavours in the meal kit and love how well the curry comes out just add chicken and you are enjoying a nice curry ar a low cost even though you have to do the washing up you will not be spending alot.

I wasnt to keen on the non alcoholic wine as I am not keen on wine anyway  but I am sure a few of you will like it because i know alot of you will be drinking at christmas or off to christmas parties or maybe even giving up drinking in the new year.

overall I liked this months box and the bits i wont eat or drink I know my hubby will as he loves his marmalade etc.

So there you have it guys and girls that was my degustabox uk this month.
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Thanks for reading

Caroline








Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Debenhams christmas wishlist 2014






Debenhams christmas wishlist 2014

We all know christmas is just around the corner, so i thought hey why not blog about a kids christmas wish list I am a big kid at heart but ain't we all.
We know recently one of the bestseller has been disney frozen which has sold more than any other disney ever.

As some of you may know i have a little girl who is 5,her wish list consisted off mainly disney frozen items which isn't surprising i am 23 and must admit i kinda do like the film as to be one of the best recent disney films there is, even do i do love some of the good old classics like snow white and cinderella.



Anyway I have decided insted of doing my daughters christmas wishlist i thought id mix it up a little and do something wacky, as a big kid my self i thought id do a wishlist for toys i would ask santa for if i was still a child.
I have to admit i am bit of a big kid and still love lego and other things even my daughter gets me to play with her my little pony's and teddies etc.

IF I WAS STILL A CHILD I WOULD ASK SANTA FOR.......

Hello kitty
 CD player boom box £35 

Teksta 
Kitty   £60

Hellokitty
 Kids safe headphones  £15

Tatty teddy 
Make a bear   £18

Melissa and doug
 friendship stamping set  £9 

Snazaroo 
Unisex facepainting kit £10

Transformers 
Bumble bee rc car £40

Lego
 Lego city police crook pursuit £5





So there you have it my wishlist if i was still a child, I am sure most other girls would love this wish list even boys i am a true believer in toys are for all sex's as as a child i used to play with my brothers toy cars, and he used to play with my barbie dolls. 

Let your kids be kids n play with whatever toys they like my daughter loves fireman sam doesn't mean she is a tomboy just means she likes different things and is exploring as children do.

So go ahead a this year let your child play with something different why not let your little boy push around a buggy with a fireman sam teddy in , or let him play with a barbie doll or let your daughter play with wrestling figures in my eyes all toys are unisex we need to stop being silly and just live a little.

Sorry for the little rant there!

I would d love to know what toys you would want for christmas if you was still a child.
What toys was your favorite when you was little?
Did you play with toys that other people used to label as girls or boys toys?
Would you let your child play with a toy that is aimed at the opposite sex?

I would love to know your views on this and even if you dont agree with my views id still love to hear your views.


Catch you soon

Caroline xx





Thursday, 27 November 2014

November Winter Degustabox




Degustabox UK Review
Hi girls and guys, I hope you are well and excited for the holidays ahead.
My November's Degustabox is here and I will be showing you the contents this month.
I will also include a £3.00 discount for you to use on your box meaning you can get a degustabox at a special price and seeing as Christmas is around the corner I am sure next months box will be extra special.

To claim your £3.00 discount code head over to the degustabox website use the code SXRIM.
(Degustabox is a subscription but you can cancel at any-time meaning if you want to try the boxes for a few months then decide you dont want to continue then you can cancel the subscription hassle free)

Will you be ordering your box ready for Christmas?


Here is what was inside my November degustabox 








£1.50 each


Pip Organic cloudy apple is an organic fruit juice.
pip organic is a family fun business based in London,
that produces an award winning range of pure organic juices
and smoothies.
Available in a range of take home,grab and go and children's formats including following environment sustainable predicables.

important information

(Made from 100% organic fruit and no added sugars,water or preservatives or additives )








Drink Me Chai (sample)

Drink me Chai  award winning spiced chai is the original flavour that was inspired by Amanda Hamilton's travels to India
A blend of exotic spices,milk and sweetened tea the product is a just add water or milk for that taste of India a instant.












rrp £1.50


Branston caramelised onion chutney, is perfect with many things like cheese Sandwiches, or even cheese on crackers.
This is very nice flavour I may try mine with hot-dogs or in burgers
even though it is ment to go better with cheese there is no rule to say what you have to try it with after all that's how recipes come about.

Have you tried this chutney? if so what have you paired it up with?



(branston also do a Mediterranean tomato  chutney that goes well with meats,cheddar etc)




       

rrp £2.79


                                             
Montano is an elegantly crafted Italian cider Made only from apples grown in the foothills of the trentino of northern Italy.
Nesting in the foothills of the dolomites, these orchards are the highest in Europe enjoying fresh mountain air and over 300 days of sunshine each year.

The result is a golden, elegantly sparkling fruit driven medium-dry cider with a refreshing crisp finish.

A wine like bouquet complemented with an effervescent citrus aroma balances the delicate and refined flavour making it perfect with Italian cuisine.









£1.69
Holy cow  curry sauce is perfect for home made curries may it be for a dinner party, or just a weekend treat or a midweek meal your be sure to enjoy cooking with these sauces, just add veg or cook some meat and add the sauce.

Flavour: MUGHLAI Korma is a mild curry sauce,
perfect for those who dont like anything to spicy meaning you dont have to miss out on curry night.

Important information below
made from all natural ingredients, no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
gluten free
suitable for vegetarians and coeliacs.

£1.69
Holy cow  curry sauce is perfect for home made curries may it be for a dinner party, or just a weekend treat or a midweek meal your be sure to enjoy cooking with these sauces, just add veg or cook some meat and add the sauce.

Flavour: Madras Chettinad curry sauce
Its been rated 3 chillies for hotness so not suitable for anyone who dislike spicy food.

Important information below
made from all natural ingredients, no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
gluten free
suitable for vegetarians and coeliacs.






£0.69 each 

5x
Lindor my melting moments are a prefect little chocolate to enjoy may it be whilst the kids are in bed, or whilst your doing homework. no matter how old you are your be sure to enjoy these blissful chocolate in the shape of snowflake witch is filled with smooth melting lindor milk chocolate









rrp £2.19
kettle chips are a perfect snack may it be for movie night when your watching films with friends and family. or a party snack for a party your be sure to enjoy kettle chips.

"These salsa and mesquite flavour are limited edition was one of the original flavours back in 1988 when the brand first launched"

They taste great full of flavour and no need for a dip.
the flavours are tomatoes,chilli and  jalapeño peppers paprika and cumin you may think oh my gosh they will be spicy but they are pretty mild for me, then again I love spice.

tip if you find them abit to spicy why not try dipping in soft cheese spread.







£1.49 each 

Cool dawn is a herbal detox drink that helps prevent and cure hangovers perfect for those of you who suffer from hangovers after a few drinks.
I am pretty lucky as I dont suffer from hangovers.
Anyway I gave this drink a try its not too bad I Wouldn't say its the greatest taste but each to their own.
Its not for guzzling anyway it tastes alot better when sipped,
And to be honest if I suffered from hangover id rather drink Cool dawn than be feeling like death in bed.

The flavour of them is combination of liquorice and citrus.
it does Not contain stimulant ingredients and is not carbonated.

(my hubby liked the taste so it is personal preference really)









rrp £1.85


Kent's Kitchen stir in flavour shots are perfect for most recipes the garlic and coriander is sure to add flavours to your meals.
flavour shots are easy to use and help coat your meat or prawns etc with delicious flavour.
(perfect for wraps, jacket potatoes, salads or even over pasta)









Overall verdict of this months box?

I enjoyed the products in this box apart from the cool dawn drinks which wasnt to my taste, saying that they are a great drink because the fact they can prevent and cure hangovers so perfect for those who suffer from hangover.

I loved all the other products and was very pleased with the selection degustabox have put inside
also very happy that the value of the items in the box are much higher then the price subscribers pay for the box.
if you look at the rrp under the items that the price you would pay in shops for the items each,
and has most of you know degustabox is only £12.99 a month if you pay monthly or £11.99 if you pay biannually.

( Remember you can get a £3.00 discount with my code SXRIM )

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Thank you for reading
Caroline






Friday, 7 November 2014

Octobers 2014's Degustabox







Octobers DegustaboxUK
Hi everyone I am back again with DegustaBox UK this is Octobers box I received.
I Hope you all had a wonderful Halloween to those that celebrate it.
myself and hubby and our daughter had a good one we took her trick or treating and she went dressed as a zombie witch and i went has a zombie dancer, and hubby went as the old style dotty cartoon people back from the old days.

sorry for the late post there was bit of a mix up which I did not mind because it means I get to eat these lovely treats now the weather has turned gloomy.
As some of you know I have reviewed one of these lovely boxes before which contained a variety of items.

Anyway yet again hubby was as excited as I was when i opened it and peaked inside i saw all these sweet tasty goodies and gasped oh my gosh oh my gosh. hubby was excited and I showed him the box he looks and licked his lips and said wow.




Anyway here what was inside my Octobers Degustabox.




Dr Oetker
cocoa powder  rrp: £1.89
Extra dark chocolate. rrp:£2.49

Both these items are amazing for baking and add great flavour and taste to home made chocolate cake,chocolate brownies and many other items you can bake.

 high quality products to use in your baking
why try the rest when you can try the best.
( there are other good ones out there but Dr Oetker  is one of my favourite brands to bake with)





Solo
Toasted marshmallow crème
rrp: £1.99

Sweet and perfect for making marshmallow fudge.
brings the camping life in doors you never be short of toasted marshmallow.
can use in baking experiment with the taste of solo.

(no need for a camp fire enjoy in the comfort of your home)
why not try using this on cupcakes.

Jelly belly
Jelly beans rrp £2.50
sweet tasty and come in a resealable bag,
I love these jelly beans as it contains loads of nice flavours
and you can eat 2 or 3 at once to make another flavour.
 (blueberry pie, strawberry's and cream)








BEAR
Bear paw strawberry and apple.
rrp: £0.55

the bear cereals was a free sample they added.
to try both these items I am going to let my 5 year old daughter try as they are healthy snacks.








Brioche Pasquier
Sliced brioche loaf
rrp:£1.69

Have not tried this yet but cant wait to try as it looks great. I am always up for trying new things so cant wait to give this a try.
my hubby says he has tried this before so least I know it wont go to waste if I dont like it.





Enhance drinks.
Enhance apple and black current.
rrp:£2.49

I am new to trying these drinks,this little container makes 32 drinks.
you only need a little squirt per glass of water which is nice as you could take this in your hand bag out with you ask for a glass of water in a restaurant and add this to it. (money saving tip there)





Brioche Pasquier
Pain Au Lait with  chocolate chips.
rrp:£1.60

I haven't tried these yet but cant wait to try them as my hubby says they are nice.
I guess These will be nice for a treat after a small dinner or maybe for lunch.
even to use with baking a nice dessert.






Kent's Kitchen
(meal kit) rrp: £2.50

i love the idea of this as i adore a good curry it contains 3 pots one garlic infused oil, some spices, and some curry paste. all you need to add is your chicken and rice etc you can make a meal in about 20-30 mins which is amazing.

Kent's kitchen has a few different flavours in this range.

why not give it a try invite a few friends over for dinner party
cook a nice meal see what they think of your cooking skills with the help of Kent's kitchen.






Blue dragon 
Sweet chilli sauce.
rrp: £1.39

I adore eating this chilli sauce its perfect for many things may it be inside a cheese sandwich, or as a dip for chicken dippers or even a salad dressing i love the taste and flavour so was very pleased to have two of these in my box.

have you tried these if so what did you use them with?
I have included some ideas at bottom of the review for you to maybe try.



Kellogs Special K 
cracker crisps barbecue flavour.
rrp: £1.89

These tasted yummy and very light  but yet full of flavour.
I ate these Ones whilst writing up the review.
dont tell anyone,well its not that naughty we all deserve a treat.

Also with this pack there is a promotion on witch ends next year.
if you collect 3 tokens you get to claim a free beach bag

have you tried these yet?
If so what did you think of them?
contains nuts.





GET BUZZING
Nutty flapjack rrp £1.30

Healthy and tasty in a bar, for those on a diet,
or those who want to eat a little bit more healthy.
you wont be disappointed these flapjacks taste great.

(contains nuts not suitable for anyone with allergy)
if you do have a nut allergy why not try baking some
nut free flapjacks there are many great recipes On-line.






 FRIDGE BOX VOUCHER
benecol yoghurt rrp ?

(There was also a voucher inside to get some free benecol Yoghurts which was nice which means when I finally manage to get a free moment to pop to town i can collect them.
which means they will be fresh and cold when i get them from the shop which is great because it shows  the company had thought of me the customer)




Recipe ideas for the sweet chilli sauce.


Breckfast
Ham, cheese and sweet chilli bagels.
  • lightly toast your bagels
  • add a light spread of butter or soft cheese,
  • add ham
  • add grated cheese
  • add drizzle of sweet chilli sauce
  • put bagel together
  • enjoy




Lunch.
Sweet chilli and cheese sandwiches.
( this one is obvious but adding instructions anyway)
  • get 2 slices of bread
  • butter the bread
  • slice the cheese carefully
  • place cheese onto your buttered bread
  • drizzle over sweet chilli sauce
  • our the slices of bread together
  • cut in half
  • enjoy



Snack
Chicken Dippers with a Sweet Chilli Dip.
(only cooking involved is the chicken dippers)
  • Cook chicken dippers
  • check chicken dippers are cooked
  • put your chicken dippers on the plate
  • add the sweet chilli sauce on the side
  • enjoy

Dinner
Chicken, salad with a drizzle of sweet chilli sauce recipe 
(only cooking involved is the chicken which means a quick dinner)
  • cook your chicken, 
  • make sure chicken is cooked,
  • cut chicken into strips or cubes.
  • add cooked chicken to bowl
  • add lettuce, tomatoes whatever you love in your salad
  • drizzle over the sweet chilli sauce 
  • add crotons
  • enjoy

With the recipes if your a vegetarian you can substitute the meat so insted of ham, use Quorn ham.
insted of chicken you can use Quorn pieces witch are like chicken ad can season them too add flavour as Quorn can be bland on its own.

Maybe your abit more creative than what I am and have a better recipe?




My Overall Verdict Of This Months DegustaBox UK.

I was very surprised as there was A lot of sweet treats but seeing as it was Octobers box it made sense with it being halloween and all that even though the box wasn't delivered until november, which didn't bother me to much as i was told in advance that there was going to be bit of delay which was nice of company to let me know.


I especially love the cocoa chocolate And cocoa powder because it means hubby has no excuse not to make his famous chocolate cakes he loves baking and can bake really well.
i also love the idea of the meal kit because if you're like me and love a curry the meal kit is perfect for making your own curry which is nice because home made curry means no need for a take away which means money saved.


overall really i loved pretty much everything in my box i do love my food though and anything i dont eat hubby finishes off anyway which is good. I am looking forward to November and Decembers box because we all know what December means Christmas.


Remember guys and girls!


If you would still like to get your hands on you very own degusta box you can
Use my special discount code  4HLU8  to claim your special offer.
(£3.00 discount when registering)

Remember you can cancel your boxes at anytime as long as you give the company notice before they ship  another box but it is really lovely and for the price you pay you get your moneys worth and more.
the items are worth much more than you pay and it feels like Christmas every month when it arrives.


Well i hoped you liked reading my review on octobers degusta box.
I am sorry its a bit late, but I should be back soon because Novembers box is due near end of November.


Thanks for reading my lovelies.


Caroline.. cazziieglamour x




Monday, 3 November 2014

urban decay naked 3 pallet

Hello my lovelies today i am reviewing naked pallet by urban decay which is an eye shadow pallet.
of course I am sure you already knew that, for those of you who haven't tried or heard about naked 3 pallet keep reading as this is my first time owning a naked eye shadow palette.


House of Fraser was kind enough to send me this wonderful urban decay palette which does indeed look wonderful,so here is what I thought.
I have also uploaded a quick make up tutorial on you tube my first proper video on my channel at last please subscribe if you have you tube.





First impressions of urban decay naked 3 eye shadow pallet.


Well When my urban decay naked 3 eye shadow arrived i was suitably impressed, first of all the tin container the eye shadow sits in, is an wonderful touch which i like as it gives it a nice feel, rather than the plastic containers most eye shadows come in.


when I opened it to look at the eye shadows themselves I was amazed to wonderful colours.
I especially like the black heart eye shadow as it kind of mysterious, I do love all the colours, i probley nearly own every colour eye shadow imaginable well almost, but out of all my eye shadows naked 3 palette is the most expensive eye shadow palette I have owned and I can say the quality is superfine.





Show me the colours of the eye shadows!


Below I have listed the name of the colours that are in the naked 3 
pallet also some photos so you can see what they look like.


  • Strange
  • Dust
  • Burnout
  • Limit 


  • Buzz
  • Trick
  • Nooner
  • Liar


  • Factory
  • Mugshot
  • Dark side
  • Black heart




  • Make up tutorial 


    I have also added A Make up tutorial video…..
    It is my first video tutorial so please excuse any mistakes I made my stuttering or weird blinking I was nervous.









    Overall verdict.


    I am pretty impressed with urban decay's naked 3 pallet, the eye shadows felt light on and did not feel heavy and clogged like most other eye shadows do.
    There is plenty of colours in the pallet to create different looks i especially loved the black heart as it adds mystery.


    the price of the pallet from house of Fraser is £36 so a bit pricey if you're on a budget.
    but i must add you do get quality for this price. quality as in the eye shadows feel lovely on,they look amazing, they have primer in each sample pod is about a weeks worth of primer.




    I would recommend this product to those who have a slightly big budget or for those of you who are looking for an eye shadow that ain't heavy.
    If you think you wouldn't pay this price for an eye shadow pallet that is fine as we all have preferences when it comes to buying, for example set budgets on items i for one have done this many times as a young mum.


    But here is a suggestion for those on a budget  head to a beauty counter and ask if you could try naked pallet as some department stores do makeovers showing you items that work well with your skin tone.


    *if you are not keen on the naked 3 eye shadow colours naked do sell other pallets with other colours just ask your nearest beauty counter.


    > that is all for now thank you for reading I hope to be back soon hopefully if its a video included review again or a video on my you tube channel that I wont be as nervous :)



    Questions and answers!

    Q:How much is urban decay naked3 pallet to buy?
    A: £36 from house of Fraser.

    Q: what does the eye shadow feel like on?
    A: it feels really nice not as heavy as other eye shadows.

    Q: does the brush come with it?
    A: yes the brush is included it is double sided one brush is for the whole eyelid the other is for the crease.

    Q: is it easy to use?
    A: yes indeed.

    speak soon, stay beautiful 
     Caroline



    Thursday, 23 October 2014

    Win BBlonde Ombré kit

    Competition time




    Hey girls and guys as some of you know I have given up smoking again I have now been smoke free for just over two weeks.

    So am giving you a little something back in return for been such loyal friends,readers,fans,supporters you are all beautiful and fantastic. so the competition is fair I have set up a raffle copter so it can pick the winner for me from your entry's.

    please feel free to tell all your friends about the competition so they can have a chance to win As well.
    a Rafflecopter giveaway
    terms and conditions..

    Please only enter if you can use ombre Bblonde always do a strand test before using.
    please do not enter if you are going sell it on or if your under the age of 16 I will only ship to united kingdom if a prize winner lives out of this zone and still wants their prize they will be responsible for postage costs.


    Thank You and Good luck.

    Caroline Bartholomew