Saturday, 7 January 2017

Green Smoothie

Unfortunately veggies are not my favourites. I tried to like them but I was unsuccessful. My tactic is to hide some veggies into my food and drink too. I just mislead myself.

Here is my super healthy green smoothie recipe, loaded with vitamins. It is necessary to boost our immune system with naturally occurring vitamins and minerals. I fight with cold recently so I needed a good home remedy. I blended a big handful of spinach with pineapples. I absolutely cannot taste any spinach just nice sweet pineapples. I blended one banana too to make my smoothie thicker and smoother. Lots of diets advise you to avoid sugar. They always speak about refined sugars. There is not any problem with naturally occurring fruit sugar. Smoothie helps you to boost your energy really quickly.
I used a strong blend of Elderberry & Echinacea Pukka Tea with Elderflower for extra herbs and health benefits. This tea is naturally caffeine free so you can enjoy this green smoothie even before bed. Potassium in banana helps you to have a better night sleep.


-300g pineapple chunks
-1 bigger banana
-big handful of spinach leaves

Monday, 2 January 2017

Happy Holidays

Winter Holidays are nearly over. I love Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations. I love the preparation, home made decorations and Christmas lights. So I am always a little bit sad when January begins.

We had lots of fun during Christmas holidays. I was more relaxed compared to previous years, because I have not been overwhelmed with lots of cooking.

I would like to say big thank you to Tesco for selling Christmas Party Food; Cheese Boards and Christmas Desserts. Prices are really good and the food looks amazing. My family members loved every bites. They even did not realise I did not cook lots from scratch this year. They were satisfied and well fed with my Tesco food haul. I love when my guests eat my food – it even helps to reduce food waste.

I am panel member at Orchard at Tesco. They offered me money off coupon from their Christmas range. I chose Party Food, there were cheese and dessert coupons as well.

Tesco’s Christmas food range is amazing. You can find everything what you need and even more!
I just mention our family favourites. Tesco Finest Scottish Smoked Salmon Trio is delicious, consists of layers of smoked salmon, flavoured with lemon, pepper, beetroot and smoked chestnut and finished with lemon wedges and dill. Even big gourmets will love it.
You can buy Tesco Finest Antipasti Selection on a beautiful handcrafted serving board. This delicious platter of crowd-pleasing antipasti meats is best served with crusty bread and juicy olives for the real Mediterranean experience.
Christmas prices and offers are really good at Tesco. All the party food were on 3 for 2 offer during December. All party foods are freezable so I stocked up to save on Christmas menu.

It was a hard choice, but with Breaded Chicken Sticks & Pops and chips you never go wrong on a Christmas party, even pickiest children will eat these tasty bites. These chopped and shaped chicken sticks and pops in a crispy breadcrumb coating are so crispy and easy to cook. It is impossible to spoil. Even my husband or dad can cook it in the oven when we women have lots to do. Even our very picky cat loved breaded chicken bites. Anyway she does not eat human food. It should have very tempting aroma when she asks to try it. And yes, Tesco Christmas Party Food has very tempting aroma and delicious flavour.

I made the desserts myself because we love traditional Christmas bakes. I bought only some from Tesco. Pear, Plum and Cinnamon Mince Pies were fantastic for my picky guests. These fake mince pies are packed with ripe plums and pears in a buttery, melt-in-the-mouth pastry. I cannot resist to buy some Chocolate Truffle Sprouts (made entirely from creamy Belgian chocolate) just for fun.

I baked some Poppy Seeded Rolls and Walnut Rolls. I tried this recipe first time and luckily the result was delicious. I must repeat it more often.

I was creative with Bramley Apple Sauce and baked mini apple pies decorated with ready to roll icing.

Linzer Cookies are the best Christmas treats. You can bake them any time during December, hide in a biscuit tin and just serve during Christmas holidays. If you do not hide them you must bake 3-4 portions during December. Linzer Cookies are really addictive. Just saying….

After so much good food here is the time to go back to my exercise routine. I had the first run in 2017 today. I was happy to try my Christmas presents in action.

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Elegant Touch

I am a proud member in a new product reviewing panel – Insiders Elegant Touch. I had the opportunity to try three boxes of Elegant Touch false nails for free. Brilliant, I love beautiful nails.

The first kit I tried is Elegant Touch After Dark Limited Edition Chrome Crazy. My first impression was positive, but the colour of the nails is a little bit different from the picture. I thought there are even blue glitters but all the glitters are silver and holographic, so it calls Chrome Crazy. The base of the nails is clear. Anyway looks extremely elegant I can recommend even for weddings.

The Chrome Crazy kit contains glue, mini buffer and information leaflet. It is really easy to apply. The pack contains 24 nails in 10 sizes. Everybody can find the perfect fit. It is very comfortable to wear. It has a long stiletto shape, but I can recommend even as everyday wear. No extreme length no extreme sharpness just glam look.

My second kit has the name Rosie Bea Nails (Top Beauty Vlogger). It has beautiful deep marina colour. I love dark nails, so this very dark blue is one of my favourites. The colour is as beautiful in reality as on the website. It is perfect to wear for any occasion in any season. Just put it on when you like it. It goes well with any style and colour. You cannot go wrong with Rosie Bea Marina. The shape is a short stiletto, very comfortable, never makes you any difficulties in everyday life.

The Rosie Bea Marina kit contains 24 nails in 10 sizes, glue and mini buffer. Very easy to attach and lasts quite long.

Elegant Touch Express is the perfect false nail kit for first users. I recommend to start and practise with Express and try other types later. It is a 3 minute manicure, because you do not need to use glue. No mess! No stress! No glue! All the 24 nails are preglued and have short flattering shapes. Perfect new look. It is just like a nail polish but it is quicker to apply and last longer without a chipping and fading. The kit contains Prep Wipe for even longer lasting.

The Express Garnet Glitter colour fits perfectly with the pictures. These nails have black base with sultry mix of red and pink glitters. It gives a decent dark look, no wonder why Elegant Touch Express Garnet Glitter is my hubby’s and my favourite.

For perfect look always make proper manicure before applying false nails. Uncared for and dry cuticles can ruin any look. Here is a little video how I look after my nails and cuticles.

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Nescafe Original Red Lid

I love the website because they know exactly which BzzCampaign is suitable for me. I was selected to take part in the Nescafe Original 2016 campaign. I was very happy because I love coffee since my childhood. I love everything with coffee flavour: cakes, ice creams, cappuccinos etc.

Nescafe was always my favourite because the very rich flavour but now it has extremely strong and pleasant coffee aroma. When somebody opens a Nescafe jar everybody can smell the delicious aroma and are happy to join for a good cup of coffee. Nescafe brings people together. It is a true social coffee.

My free BzzKit contained a big jar of Nescafe Original and a branded red Nescafe mug. I love mugs!

When I searched for more information about my preferred coffee on the website I realised, that Nescafe offers more than 30 varieties of coffee drinks to try. Huge amount, isn’t it?

This new Nescafe campaign is about Nescafe Original with new red lid. The eye-catching red lid signifies more than a colour change. The coffee itself is produced by exclusive double filter technology which helps to capture richest flavour and aroma. Nescafe Original with red lid preserves more significant notes from freshly grounded coffee than Nescafe with brown lid. I love it so much. Even the aroma wakes me up. Nescafe Original red lid is perfect for coffee enthusiasts.

It is very important to tell, that Nescafe Original is Fair Trade. Nescafe supports coffee farmers to use more responsible farming practices to ensure that future generations can continue to enjoy a delicious cup of Nescafe. It is made of 100% Robusta and Arabica beans. I totally understand why it is the Nation’s Favourite Coffee (GLOBAL Data (IRI + KWP), Volume Sales, 52w/e 16th July 2016).

NescafeOriginal tastes delicious and perfect when it is cold and frosty outside. I always dream about holidays and harmony when I drink it. It warms my body and soul. It helps me relax and regenerate.
I often serve Nescafe Original to my guests because it has delicious aroma and helps to make the perfect festive atmosphere. I even make Nescafe ice cubes to serve with Irish cream liquor. It looks lush and tastes delicious. I like to be creative with high quality ingredients.

I love coffee and I have my 3-4 daily coffees. Nescafe Original is my favourite. Since participating it this fantastic BzzCamapign my view have changed a little bit about Nescafe. I have a bigger respect towards the brand, because they care a lot about their customer’s needs. As I see they sell original, decaf, skinny, flavoured coffees and cappuccinos. Everybody can find his own favourite.

Thursday, 15 December 2016

No Falsies. No Extensions. Just Fibers.

La Belle Famille sent me the new L’Oreal Paris False Lash Superstar X Fiber Mascara in black colour to try. I could not wait my cute little box to arrive.

I never ever go out without mascara, because I have short and thin lashes. I do not use falsies or extensions because I find them very uncomfortable but I like to have visible lashes. L’Oreal Paris False Lash Superstar X Fiber Mascara gives me ultimate false lash look, without the hassle of false lashes or eyelash extensions. It is just perfect and innovative.

False Lash Superstar X Fiber is the mascara I always dreamt about. I no more need to choose between length or volume because 1 mascara has 2 totally different brushes. If you are, like me, who sneakily opens mascaras in the drugstore to check brushes, this is the right mascara for you. These two brushes are both perfect and very easy to use. I can recommend False Lash Superstar X Fiber Mascara even for those who never used mascara before. Perfect result is guaranteed.

How to use it?

Step one: Volumising black primer thickens the look of each lash to build extreme volume. It dries extremely quickly which helps you apply more coat if needed. I apply usually 2-3.

Step two: This formula is enriched with 20X more fibres than Superstar Original mascara for extra length. Apply some more coats with this extra tufty brush for dramatic false lash look.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Green Tea Tips

Home Tester Club is the world's biggest grocery-product testing, reviewing & sharing community. If you check #hometesterclub on instagram you can find lots of photos from club members around the world. I am one of the enthusiastic Home Tester Club members from the UK. My latest test product was Tetley Pure Green Tea.

I enjoyed Tetley Pure Green Tea, it is a really tasty and full bodied green tea. I did not like green tea before, because it always tasted bitter for me. At least I discovered I made it wrong and ruined the tea. You must use around 80 degree water. If you  boil the water to 100 degree it makes the tea unpalatable, bitter. Luckily I have a kettle with outside thermometer. If you have a traditional kettle, just boil the water and wait 2 minutes before pouring it over your tasty Tetley Pure Green Tea filter. Tetley advises on the pack do not add milk to enjoy it, just sweeten with sugar if needed. My advice is add cinnamon and a little milk to your Tetley Pure GreenTea to create unique taste.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Brioche Pasquier

I was being selected as a party host of Team Come Round’s exclusive Brioche Pasquier campaign. They sent me a huge party pack with lots of treats focused on breakfast.

Brioche Pasquier is a traditional French Family Bakery Since 1936. Today, they still follow the same baking methods that the founder, Gabriel Pasquier, used to deliver Brioche Pasquier’s unique taste. These recipes are free from artificial colours, flavours and hydrogenated fats. Great - Brioche Pasquier is good for us!

I have tried Brioche Pasquier products before, because they have fantastic marketing. They give away coupons (click here to print 35p off your next purchase of any product), run competitions (enter Advent Calendar Competition 2016) and have on pack promotions. I prefer brands which try to entertain and motivate customers. Brioche Pasquier makes me feel a valued customer.

Anyway the best thing in Brioche Pasquier products, that these pastries are delicious. I wake up happier if I can have Brioche Pasquier for breakfast and coffee in my favourite Brioche Pasquier mug.
My favourite pastry is the unique Sliced Brioche Loaf, I have never had so tasty thing in my toaster before. You can eat it with butter, jam, peanut butter etc. there are endless possibilities. They even advise you on the pack to try it as a sandwich with vegetables, but I think, it is not for me. I usually do not like to mix sweet and salty. Erm, unless it is salted caramel or sweet & salty popcorn. Maybe I should be more open and try brioche loaf ham and cheese sandwich.

Brioche Pasquier has a wide range of tasty products.

I have got one pack of 8 traditional French all butter croissants. These are best enjoyed warm. Pre-heat your oven to 200°C and warm for 2-3 minutes. These are perfect with sweet spreads or butter, but I enjoy them plain as well with a nice cup of hot drink.

Pain au Chocolat is my second favourite. These are made with a brioche dough which is worked into a light puff pastry and filled with a delicious dark chocolate. One pack contains 6 individually wrapped pastries. I prefer them on the go. They sell even Pains au Chocolat Crème Pâtissière, which is similar to Pain au Chocolat filled with extra pastry cream – tastes like custard. Me, personally, prefer Pain au Chocolat.

Pain au Laits are very light and airy mini rolls, 8 in one sachet. You can toast them or just use your favourite spreads. I love it with butter & strawberry jam or butter & honey - the choice is always though. Perfect breakfast pastry, one never enough.