5 July 2015

Chemist Direct - The one stop shop for holiday essentials


Chemist Direct


So you are off on your summer holidays soon, if you are anything like me you will have a toiletries list a mile long....especially with 2 kids.......so would an online pharmacy be your first point of call?? Wouldn't have been my first choice but maybe Chemist Direct can change your mind!

The online pharmacy Chemist Direct has been hanging around on the web for a while now (since 2007) and with a recent website makeover is now more user friendly than ever and is packed with great deals making it an ideal pit stop for pre ordering for your holidays.

From travel products to vitamins, toiletries, medicines, online prescriptions and even pet health...Chemist Direct ticks all the boxes and has a huge range of products and deals. One particularly good addition that stood out for me is their bulk buy section...allowing you to bulk buy items such as deodorants, haircare, skincare, dental, hair removal...perfect for stocking up on those home essentials. It made my holiday shopping easier...everything i needed in one place.

With the recent makeover searching and ordering is simple with free standard delivery (note this is within 5 days but mine did come sooner) so if you did require something sooner there are next day options available.


When your order is complete you also get the option to get £5 off for each friend you refer to the site...perfect excuse for more shopping!!

Overall a very handy little site, hassle free, easy to use and chock full of bargains and offers.

You can follow Chemist Direct via Twitter (@chemistdirect) 
Web: www.chemistdirect.co.uk

(Thank you to Frank Pr for letting me trial the site for this review)





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16 June 2015

Batiste collaboration with Ella Henderson

Ella Henderson Batiste

Batiste have announced yet another new collaboration and this time its with the double platinum award winning singer Ella Henderson.

This limited edition spray was designed by Ella herself (can design and fragrance). The fragrance is perfect for summer with hints of vanilla, coconut and various fruity tones, perfect timing for the festivals and an absolute must if you are camping over the weekends.



Ella's top Batiste tip: Spray through mid lengths and ends and then brush out for an instant texture boost.

The special edition Ella Batiste is available from all the usual outlets and is priced at £3.29....get it while you can!!




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15 June 2015

Foodie Review - The New Beefeater

So the long running Beefeater chain has just had a long overdue branding overhaul with all restaurants being updated, refreshed and a new menu also launched. I was recently given the chance to review the new menu so took my willing family and popped over to the local Coach and Horses pub, Castleton Cardiff.

The first good sign for me was the fair sized queue, luckily we had pre booked so didnt have to wait too long.The restaurant was packed and buzzing when we got in and we were whisked straight off to our table. Straight away we were greeted by our server and offered a flat bread to start if we wanted. Now you'd assume with a flatbread we would be talking a small garlic bread sized creation, oh how wrong we were....when the thing arrived it literally took up half the table.....it was huge....perfect when you have 2 hungry boys....so it was a great start to the meal!


So onto the new menu. Quite a varied selection of foods from grills to chicken, salads, fish, burgers etc and the option to chop and change your sides as you wish. (There is also a great kids menu). I decided on the Paprika chicken, other half went for mixed grill and kids went for Smothered chicken melt and a kids burger.

The wait wasn't too long for the food and when it did come out it was hot, well presented and the portions were spot on. Eating out with kids can be a bit of a minefield so i always gage a good family restaurant on the kids reactions.....and mine were both very happy, no pushing food round their plate, no dissecting, no offloading onto my plate....they just got down to eating it.....so full marks there!!

As for mine and my other half's meals......really nice, chicken was lovely, really tasty and not dry at all, mixed grill was well cooked and all sides were great.....triple cooked chips went down a treat. Wasn't overly keen on the coleslaw but apart from that everything else was great. We didnt go for desserts this time but the selection is very tempting with some really quirky options such as a zingy lemon pudding served in a jar with shortbread biscuits or a chocolate rum melt (I know, sounds amazing!!).....i was very good this time round but i think it would be rude not to dabble on our next visit.

All in all a great venue for families, we always struggle finding somewhere different to eat apart from the usual choices so its great to add another option onto the list. All food is reasonably priced, well cooked and more importantly the kids enjoyed it. The restaurant was constantly busy and we never saw a table empty the whole time we were there.....will be definitely making a return visit....(if only to just try the rum melt)

Our meal was booked at the local Coach and Horses Beefeater which is based in Castleton, Cardiff. For full details of the new menu or to find your local Beefeater check out:



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4 June 2015

A luxury must have with potent results!

Precious Finds Serum

So im back....had a few months leave from the blogging world to concentrate on work and building my own business...and in the meantime iv discovered a multitude of beauty products that just need to be reviewed and boy is this one a gem!!

Now iv never been one to indulge in the more luxury end of the beauty product market but when i was recently introduced to this product via a review panel i just needed to get this little beauty out into the blogging community.

So firstly...what is it. Well i wondered the very same when i first came across it in its mysterious and dark little bottle. This is basically a skin serum to end all others.....a blend of sandlewood, patchouli, rose, frankincense and vitamin E infused in 6 bio dynamic oils. Its made by 001 London and its caused a serious buzz in the beauty world.

Apply at night for best result either under or over your normal moisturiser....a little goes a long way and you can really massage it into the skin. My skin feels baby soft ....and i mean soft and also looks really healthy. 

Now iv always found some serums to be very hit and miss but this one gets its oh so right......don't get me wrong at £112 this is a pricy product and definitely a one off luxury buy...but i can guarantee you will not be disappointed. It literally transforms your skin to one that is super soft, subtle and glowing. This is a daily staple in my beauty routine and i can honestly say my skin is in the best condition its ever been in........and im well over 30!!

001 has a whole range of other luxury products and if this serum is anything to go buy...they are going to be good. Have you tried this yet? if not check out 001 skincare for all the info.



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18 November 2014

A touch of TLC with Batiste Care & Vitality


So my favourite 'go to brand' for dry shampoo has yet again released a new product and this time its not just about blasting the greasy roots and making your hair smell divine...this time Batiste is kicking ass with a little added TLC to tired locks.

Care & Vitality contains manderin oil extract and amino acids and together they help make your hair feel stronger and smoother, giving you extra body and a healthy shine.

Of course fragrance is always key and this one makes no exception with yummy lychee, white blossom, peony, amber, lily, violet leaf, freesia, cedarwood and musk....the fragrance is uplifting and makes your hair smell like its just been washed.

Care & Vitality is part of the new "Nourish" range from Batiste which also includes:
Strength & Shine
Smoothing Conditioning Mist
Nourish & Enrich

Retailing for £3.99 this is at the pricier end of the range but well worth it.

Available from all usual retailers.....you can follow Batiste via Facebook, Twitter and You Tube.



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