Sunday, 31 July 2016

Monthly samples round up.

Every now and then I am really fortunate to have news products samples sent to me. This is great way to try out and taste different flavours and discover new things that are on the market.

I love rice and I was really excited to receive the Tilda Pulses and rice  pouches that are created for the wonderful quick and speedy rice experience. The single serve pouches come in 5 delicious flavours;

Pinto bean green chilli and lime, Moroccan inspired chickpea harissa and lemon, Black bean, jerk and coconut, Edamame,spring onion and Wasabi and Split pea, green chilli and coriander.

The pouches are perfect for lunch boxes or when ever you want a quick and speedy side rice dish. They are available at most major supermarkets and retail at £ 1.39 each.

We enjoyed all the flavours although I liked the Moroccan chickpea and harissa lemon one the best.

Chocolates who does not love chocolates especially when they are the luxury brand from Godiva.I was sent this 90th anniversary mini selection box . Beautifully packaged with a vibrant and colorful box which is filled with 9 delicious selection of  Belgium chocolates made with the finest ingredients. The selection box retails at £15.00 and is available from the Godiva stores.

I also received 2 bars of these lovely  Bellarom strawberry crisp white chocolate from Lidl.

The chocolates are creamy and delicious with a wonderful strawberry flavour that pops in your mouth. The crunchy texture from the crisp adds a lovely definition to the creamy texture of the actually white chocolate.

I received these samples to try and all views and opinions are of my own experience of them.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Sports Medals #Bostik Challenge

As part of the Bostik Bloggers challenge this month's theme has been Sports. There has been so many sporting events on through out June and July that it was a good theme for the challenge this month.
Unfortunately my craft post helper Little M is is away on vacation so I did not get to create the craft with her however it was still fun as my friends came over with their kids and we made some medals for the kids after they had races in the park.

To make these medals you will need;
  • Gold and Bronze card
  • 2 round cookie cutters to draw around one large and one medium
  • Bostik glue 
  • Scissors 
  • hole punch
  • Ribbon
  • Foam numbers for 1st, 2nd and 3rd

Instructions on how to make please watch this video:

Being part of the Bostik 2016 bloggers with Tots100 and Merrily Crafts, I was sent some craft items in a box to create this project.

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Monthly Samples Roundup

At citrusspice I often get sent some samples, treats and goodies from time to time. I love these little surprises that pop in through my letter box or often I am given them when I attend a press event. This monthly roundup is all about the little surprises I have been able to test and try out.

This Month I attended  an event hosted by The Bloggers Hangout. The event was held in London where a few brands got together to showcase their products. It was  great to meet  mingle amongst other bloggers and also talk to the brands showcasing their products and learning all about their products.
At the event I received some samples which I would like to showcase below.

Sass & Belle - You can get a beautiful collection of pretty and very unique gifts online.

In the picture you can see the lovely fishy shopping bag in a fishy pouch, a parrot emery board, a mini notebook nad pen and such a lovely flamingo glass.

I was over the moon with this amazing and really cute products in my goody bag.

Pink Parcel is a monthly subscription box that is created to make the monthly period better each month.

When you subscribe to the box, you choose your favorite brands of pads or tampons, select a date from three options that fall closest to your period and then sit back and relax until your parcel arrives.
In the box you get a selection of treats and beauty products to pamper yourself with to make that time f month a little bit more enjoyable. There is a beauty box with a selection of beauty products, a sweet treat and a mini pouch to discreetly carry your sanitary towel/tampon. The contents of the beauty box change each month. The beauty boxes retail at £ 10.50 which include postage.

T-TOX Matcha Tea is a superfood that is really healthy for your body. The Matcha tea comes in three different types; Matcha Health, Matcha Energise, Matcha Health

The Matcha  Tea has many health benefits such as:

Boosting metabolism and burning calories
Detoxifying effectively and naturally
Calming the mind and relaxing the body

It is rich in fiber, chlorophyll and vitamins and it
enhances mood and aids in concentration. The tea also
lowers cholesterol and blood sugar resulting in increased energy and less fatigue.

Regenerate Toothpaste and Boosting Serum acts on early invisible stages of enamel erosion. It helps to regenerate enamel by restoring its mineral content and micro hardness with regular use.

These tooth paste and serums are really great to keep the enamel on your teeth intact.

I also met the lovely Zen who is the creator of Hapiness Wherever She creates bespoke jewellery that is really pretty and very eye catching.

Whilst I was at the event Zen showed me how to create a pendant using wire and simple cord. Zen explained that the necklaces she made featured above are made with copper washers and are simple to join together but look stunning.

I would like to thank all the brands that provided me with these wonderful gifts.