Monday, 8 February 2016

UPBEAT CHOCOLATE ORANGE


UPBEAT CHOCOLATE ORANGE
Hey guys and girls, so we are in febuary and I am back with another review for you all.
As some of you know I previously have reviewed some upbeat drinks by the good whey.
in the lovely strawberry flavour and also the mango flavour which wasn't really to my liking.
Anyway I am back Trying the New chocolate orange flavour thanks to the good whey who sent me some money of vouchers so I could try the new flavour for you.
 I am A big lover of Chocolate orange chocolates and jaffa cakes,
so I am pretty excited to test these to see how yummy they are for you.


THE REVIEW


Well first impressions looking at the bottle is a nice design on the bottle itself.
Info on the bottle is nice and clear easy to read and very informative.
Anyway Me and hubby both opened a bottle each and took the first sip,
right away I was disapointed to the fact the orange overpowered the chocolate and wasn't really what I  was expecting at all which is a real shame as I normally really love chocolate orange, Hubby also says the orange overpowered the chocolate for him too.

Hubby also says he can still taste the whey in the drink as well, which is not really a good thing in his opinion, for me I couldn't taste the whey though so maybe depends on how good your taste buds are, I am not really sure what else to say as I am sorry to say this drink wasn't to my or my hubbys taste buds.
Also want to add it left a weird taste in my mouth afterwards



PROS
HIGH PROTEIN - 20g
150 CALORIES   
LOW FAT
ONLY NATURALLY OCCURRING,
SUGAR FROM MILK AND FRUIT



CONS

ORANGE OVERPOWERS THE CHOCOLATE
LEFT A FUNNY TASTE IN MY MOUTH.



OVERALL VERDICT

Overall I am sorry to say this drink wasn't to my liking The orange overpowered the chocolate, 
which is a shame as me and hubby are a lover of chocolate orange.
Also this flavour left a weird taste in my mouth afterwards which wasn't to nice.
However as always this is only my opinion on the drinks as obviously we all like different things and  have different tastes, So if you're unsure to try this maybe see if you can pick up a bottle from your local tesco you can check where they are stocked on the good whey website.



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Questions and answers



Where can I Buy UpBeat?

Many stores stock it you can check which stores near you stock it.



Which Flavour Do You Recommend To Try?
I recommend the strawberry upbeat as i reviewed before it tastes like yogurt.



Where can I find the review on the other flavours?
You can find my review on the other flavours  Upbeat beat review here.



Thanks for reading my review on the chocolate orange upbeat.
I catch you all soon, stay beautiful and keep being you.


Lots of love
Caroline



Saturday, 23 January 2016

My Smear Test Results


Hey guys and girls, here is an update on my smear test.
I thought i would share with you all the result because i know how important smear tests are.
Sharing also reminds that not everyone has abnormal results some have normal but it is still important to go, anyway here is the update.



Letter came through the post and I notice it said nhs, releasing this was my results my heart started to beat 100 times a minute i felt a little worried scared to what I was about to read.
Then I took a deep breath and ripped open the letter like my life depended on it.



Started to read and then with relief see it said my results was normal and I am not sure my next smear until 2019 which is only 3 years away. However it does say if you have any symptoms discharge or irregular periods to contact the doctors again so they can do a test early etc as some people may need to be tested before they are due to make sure their cells are still all ok.
Bare in mind some people do get discharge etc even with normal cells but it is always important to go anyway to make sure you are safe and well.



So anyway that is my short update.


Have you had a smear?
Worried about smears?


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Thanks for reading

Caroline



Tuesday, 19 January 2016

I LOVE Coconut


I love…. coconut hand cream and body butter review.
Hello boys and girls I am back again with a review on some I love products.
Yep I have some more from the company this time I do not have a bubble bath,
but instead have a body butter and a hand cream I am excited to share with you all.

Here is The review hope you enjoy reading.


About I love..
taken from the website.

I Love is a bath, body and beauty brand that lovingly creates,
the most gorgeous, deliciously scented products in the World.

All our products are bursting full of ideas, inspiration and happiness. They are fun and sensuous and all encapsulate the most memorable, delicious and delectable scents that magically transport the user to a different place, evoking powerful memories and injecting a little piece of happiness into our customers lives.



Hand Cream

The Hand cream smells very much of coconut like it states, quite a sweet smell and kinda makes you hungry and to eat something sweet afterwards, the smell for me was nice if you love coconut this is the hand cream for you, also the hand cream is very nice on the hands I always using my hands doing housework all day long,constantly bleaching my kitchen worktops few times a day. (ocd) typing reviewing going out in all weathers like most people put my hands through so much they feel dry and horrid at the end of each day the hand cream made my hands feel soft and smoothe which was a plus.




Body Butter

Wow after a nice long soak in a very hot bubbly bath I got out the bath and as usual dried myself off. 
Then notice in my review pile My body butter sitting there, so thinking great perfect opportunity to try it I opened it and straight away the smell of coconuts hits me, it kinda also smelt like rice pudding in a weird way that sweet delicious smell I take a small scoop probably about the size of a small plum and evenly rub it on my legs, omg after just shaving them this put moisture into my skin,The body butter made my skin smell nice and feel smooth.





Overall Verdict




I really loved both products they smell delightful and sweet and made my skin feel nice and smooth, although hubby disagreed and said the  handcream  went from smelling like coconut too smelling like something else a bit like tobacco but not sure if that's because he smokes again it might be but he didn't think it smelt like coconut like I did.


although he did say the body butter smells like coconut more than the handcream did.
but i thought the hand cream smelt more of coconut and the body butter smelt like rice pudding, weird how we smell things in different ways.

But I liked the smell but did find the scent didn't last as long as i would of liked it too but like most products I  feel not many products scents last long anyway.

Overall though I am pleased with the product and am excited to go out and buy it again, maybe put some in the christmas and birthday cupboard so I can gift some to people throughout the year.

The only thing I would change about the product is having the body butter in a squirty container although i do love the one it is in already a squirty one might also be good for some people who prefer that when it comes to lotions and potions for our bodies.




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Thanks for reading

Caroline

have you tried I love coconut?
What do you think it smells like?
feel free to comment below.


Thursday, 14 January 2016

My First Smear Test



Yes Today I am talking about my first smear test
you may ask why and my answer is simple because I care about fellow humans.
I was so scared about having my first smear so am not surprised many woman don't go or put them off but really do wanna share with you my experience and to help inspire others to go book theirs, because it is more important then you may think those few seconds of having a test done can save your life, prevent cancer by catching bad cells early.
Anyway please feel free to read and share my post across your social media.
Guys I know this is about smears but please share this for the woman you know.

Information

As some of you know Jade goody died of cervical cancer back in  march 2009,
A muched loved woman,wife, and mum, jade first discovered she had cancer in february meaning she died a month later.

(Taken from wikipedia) As a result of the publicity surrounding Goody's illness, on 13 March 2009 government health ministers agreed to review the National Health Service policy not to screen for cervical cancer until age 25.

(Taken from boots) What is a cervical smear test?
A cervical smear test is a test of a sample of cells taken from a woman's cervix.
It is not a test for cancer. It is used to detect abnormal cells that left untreated could develop into cervical cancer. It is the best tool to detect precancerous conditions and hidden, small tumours that may lead to cervical cancer. If detected early, cervical cancer can be cured.

The NHS has cervical screening programmes in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to ensure women are invited for regular smear tests.
Some of the age ranges and screening intervals are being adjusted, and across the UK, the first test will be at 25, then every three years until the age of 49. Between the ages of 50 to 64 the tests are every five years.


Stats and Facts
1 in 5 women don't attend their smears, 1 in 4 (under 30's)
1 in 20 smears come back abnormal but Most abnormality clear up by themselves.
Some require simple removal. Very rare they end up as cancer x

Many women are putting off having smear tests, which is shocking because many people die of cancer each year this month already we have lost some great talent who have died from cancer, yes we all hate the c word but the c word is very very real.

Anyway Below is my experience of a smear.

MY FIRST SMEAR TEST

So anyway I turned 25 in december and as most of you may know smear tests can only normally be done from the age of 25, well This month I had a phone call saying I needed a smear so obviously I booked as lady on phone was saying I was Overdue and it is important.

So anyway I booked the appointment along with another for a bump I have on my chin.
Anyway after I got of the phone I googled smear tests and started to feel scared upset worried, a mixture of feelings any young woman may experience when googling smear tests.

Well with this I Set up a facebook group called Smears Not Tears, for woman to talk about smears and other women's problems and just to come and chat and support each other,
anyway So added all my female friends and then began to ask and get some girls to advise me what it will be like etc.

Many of the responses from the girls were pretty much the same, to the effect that it doesn't hurt it just feels weird, others say they feel a slight discomfort others say they feel nothing.

Anyway I went to the docs spoke about the lump on my face got some antibiotics as its inflamed, and booked a blood test for my bad knees, then sat back out in waiting room, the nurse then called me in for my smear, so i told her how scared I was and it was my first one.

so she said she use the small plastic thing which is called a speculum which by the way does not hurt at all, it just feels warm from where they warmed it up.

After the speculum was put in the nurse then took a quick swap of my cervix,
the whole test only lasted 5 seconds if that and I felt amazing after knowing Its now done,
Now I have to wait 2 weeks for the results, which is the most nerve wracking I guess.

Well now I have had my smear and If you're a woman who hasn't been yet  you're probably thinking what does it feel like well it didn't feel like anything, other than warm then a little swap that was it. many people will say it feels uncomfy ie having to get your bottom half out, but trust me on this doctors have seen it all hairy or smooth.

so don't worry about getting your bits out the doctors and nurses know what they are doing, in fact they are probably pretty used to looking at vaginas just like their used to looking at noses and legs.

some people say they feel a little bit of discomfort when they take a swap it all depends, my advice is to relax hold on to the sides of the chair, tell your nurse before hand you're scared and you like her to be gentle, and if you're really worried nervous or scared take a friend.

But trust me on this Don't Be Afraid  you will be fine, the test only lasts a few seconds meaning plenty of time to go shopping after or to the movies, although some ppl rather go home watch films and relax.

you may want to take a pad with you after some people find they spot or bleed afterwards,
although I didn't experience any bleeding with mine everyone is different.

Anyway Now I have about a 2 week wait to see if My cells are Ok, 
or if they need keeping an eye on etc.




Anyway I prob am boring you but here is a link to the nhs about smear tests.
Please note smear tests are not as scary as they look or sound.

This is also a very helpful site

Thanks for reading


feel free to Join the facebook group smears not tears if you're a female.
it would be great to see you in the group and making friends and maybe helping others who may be dreading a smear test, remember don't fear the smear

Hugs and kisses
caroline


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