Saturday 29 October 2011

Review: Tommee Tippee Closer to nature hand serum & surface spray

Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Hand Serum

Tommee Tippee’s Closer to Nature Hand Serum provides up to 6 hours of germ protection, making it perfect for cleaning your hands before making up baby’s feeds and after changing nappies. It’s also alcohol free so is kind to your skin.

Clean to clean technology
ü Active for up to 6 hours
ü Alcohol free
ü Kind to skin
ü Taint free
ü Use to clean your hands before making up feeds and after nappy changing
ü At home and on the go

Clean hands, protected baby
With a newborn baby in the house, mums can feel like they spend all day, cleaning and sterilising surfaces and themselves which can really take the toll on their hands. Knowing Byotrol had a technology which sterilised hands without the need for alcohol, Tommee Tippee asked the scientists at Byotrol to develop a serum which in addition to the revolutionary germ barrier Byotrol provides, is also kind to skin. It’s win, win for mums.

Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Surface Spray

Tommee Tippee’s Closer to Nature Surface Spray kills and controls germs for up to 24 hours and it is safe to use on kitchen and bathroom surfaces and all nursery items such as high chairs and baby baths.

Clean to clean technology
ü Active for up to 24 hours
ü Proven to kill MRSA, E Coli, Listeria, Salmonella, Campylobacter, Staphyloccocus and Candida albicans (which can cause thrush)
ü Alcohol and bleach free
ü Taint free
ü Safe to use on all food preparation, kitchen and bathroom surfaces and all nursery items such as high chairs, baby baths, changing mats and small plastic toys

Hygiene fit for a baby
Good hygiene practices are never more important than when there is a newborn in the home as even though mum is well versed in keeping her kitchen and food preparation surfaces clean, with a newborn all bets are off. That’s why the team at Byotrol worked with Tommee Tippee to launch the Closer to Nature Surface Spray which is specifically designed to help parents incorporate good hygiene practices into their baby feeding routine.

Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Surface Spray and Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Hand Serum both contain Byotrol, Byotrol is a ground breaking hygiene ingredient unlike any other ingredient on the market. Most people don’t realise that traditional cleaning products such as bleach and alcohol based hand gels stop working as soon as they dry allowing bacteria and viruses to grow back and multiply within minutes, however products containing Byotrol leave an invisible barrier not only killing 99.9% of germs but continuing to work for up to 24 hours.
With the winter flu season approaching people are becoming a great deal more aware of preventative measure to protect themselves and their families, especially children against illness.
The Byotrol ingredient is found in a number of products which I thought may be of interest to you, this includes Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Surface Spray and Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Hand Serum which are both fantastic products to protect children from bacteria and disease that can lead to illness this winter.

Byotrol - the ground- breaking hygiene ingredient
So why is Byotrol better than any other hygiene technology out there ?
  • It's powerful - it kills 99.9999% of germs fast
  • It's flexible - it kills bacteria, viruses and fungi
  • It's gentle and harmless to you and your family
  • It's long-lasting - it keeps on working long after others have stopped 
Since using Tommee Tippee i have stopped using all other hand serums and cleaning sprays as i love the smell of  Tommee Tippee hand serum it has a lovely smell and doesnt have that horrible cucumber smell or Alcohol smell which i dislike, I now take it everywhere with me.
I like the Tommee Tippee cleaning spray as it has no strong perfume smells which i find can be to much when cleaning Davinas high chair, i also use it for the bath becauase Davina has ezemra i worry about cleaning the bath with strong cleaning products, Tommee Tipppee spray is none odour so i no longer have to worry.

Friday 28 October 2011

Review: Halloween Mocktail recipes from Sodastream

Halloween Mocktails
with Sodastream

Prepare the cauldron for some spoooooky Sodastream mocktails!
Get your Halloween party off to a fizzing start…

Halloween is creeping up on us again and SodaStream has some ghoulish mocktails on hand to refresh all those little devils!
SodaStream has used their range of delicious flavours to create four delicious themed mocktails so there’s something to keep everyone happy from Cola based Vampire Broth to a Cranberry-licious Magic Potion.
The drinks-makers are fun filled gadgets which will keep everyone entertained and add some spooky sparkling fun to any Halloween party.
You can personalise the mocktails by adding more or less of your favourite flavours. If you don’t fancy any of the spooky drink, you can use the new clear flavours to create mouth-watering tropical drinks, a great alternative to trick or treating – just as tasty as any sweets but with far less sugar.
SodaStream is the smarter way to consume soft drinks and are ideal for the eco-conscious creating delicious fizzy drinks from tap water, using bottles which are reusable for up to 3 years.

Mocktail Recipes

Here is our Halloween Mocktails

 Vampire Broth

3 parts SodaStream diet cola, 1 part vanilla ice cream. Mix SodaStream cola with the vanilla ice cream and watch it go all frothy.

Pumpkin Juice

2 parts SodaStream sugar free orange, 1 part SodaStream sugar free lemonade and small pumpkin slices. Mix SodaStream orange with SodaStream lemonade and add the pumpkin pieces.

Witches Brew

2 parts SodaStream sugar free orange, 1 part SodaStream ginger ale, 1 part orange juice and 1 part pineapple juice. Mix all the ingredients together in a jug to make your witches brew!

  Magic Potion
2 parts SodaStream clear cranberry & raspberry, 2 parts SodaStream apple and 1 part fresh raspberries. Crush up the raspberries and mix into the SodaStream apple then add cranberry and raspberry.

 Mine and Michaela favourite was the Witches Brew we thought it tasted like fizzy pinapple juice, Callums favourite was Vampire Broth he said it tasted just like Cola, the vanilla just added extra fun.
We had so much fun createing our Halloween Mocktails.

SodaStream drinksmakers are available from John Lewis, Comet, Argos, Robert Dyas, Lakeland and selected Asda stores, including Asda Living. The drinks makers cost from £54.99 and flavours from £2.99. For more information visit or look us up on Twitter@sodastreamuk

Thursday 27 October 2011

Review: The Orange One Free sampe

Ella's Kitchen
The Orange One

Ell's kitchen introduces new tropical tastes for your little one with The orange one.
This is the first time we have tryed Ella's fruit smoothies and they went do a real treat with  my daughter Davina.
These scrummy fruit smoothies are packed full of tropical flavours, including oranges, mangoes, guavas and bananas, The orange one is 100% organic containing nothing but squashed fruit just for kids.

Ella's fruit smoothies come in 5 different flavours that are a perfect healthy treat for you kiddies lunch boxes, they are a fun and easy snack that your kids will enjoy to get one of there 5 a day.

The Orange one is available exclusively from Sainsburys stores at a great price of just (69p RRP) Per pouch.

Clintons Online Halloween Haunt Guide

The Clinton's Guide to a


Clinton's love Halloween and this year they want your Halloween celebration to be a big, creepy, crawly success !
To help you, Clinton's have designed a Halloween themed guide for parents, Its filled with everything you need to create the ultimate Halloween experience for the whole family to enjoy, with handy tips on how to host a fun-filled party, costume recommendations, tasty treat ideas and safety tips, plus much, much more.

Why not take a look at a Clinton's  Halloween Guide by clicking the link below

Have a Happy Halloween !

Review: Alidi Foods & Drinks


The only time i shopped at Aldi was when i was a little younger and was still living at home, since then i moved into my own place and i have no local Aldi.
The lovely people from Aldi sent me and my children a lovely hamper of there products to try and since then i now pop into Aldi when on my way to visit my mom at least once a week.

I was sent a lovely hamper with a selection Aldi brand products here is what we was sent and what we tought :

Diplomat Red Label Original Round Tea Bags

 These Red Label tea bags are a special blend of fine teas from some of the world’s best tea plantations, producing a rich, full flavoured and delicious cup of tea.
Tea is a natural source of beneficial antioxidants, which can form an important part of a healthy diet.
These tea bags were recommended by the Daily Mirror and featured in our popular ‘Tea or Gin?’ advert.
This pack contains four individual foil wrapped packs of 160 tea bags to ensure  your tea bags stay fresh.
I love my tea and round Aldi Red Label tea bags to taste just like any name brand tea bags i have ever tasted, They are packed with flavour.
Ive noticed some tea bag brand i have used take a while to brew unlike Red Label tea bags, as i poured the water over the tea bag i didn't have to stir its as much as i normally it was in with the milk and out with the tea bag.

 Moser Roth Chocolate

Milk Chocolate & Milk Chocolate Caramel

Moser Roth ( Milk Chocolate Caramel ) is a delicious treat for connoisseurs of sophisticated gourmet chocolate. This chocolate is made with the finest quality ingredients, carefully prepared according to a classic recipe.
The combination of smooth milk chocolate and the crunchy texture of small pieces of caramel create an unforgettable eating experience.
Each pack contains five individually wrapped bars.


Moser Roth (Milk Chocolate) chocolate lovers will enjoy the creamy taste combined with the subtle flavours of selected cocoa.

I really like Moser Roth chocolate it is so delicious and creamy, my favourite is the Milk chocolate with caramel pieces which added extra texture and flavour to the chocolate.
The Moser Roth Chocolate range has been recommended by BBC Good Food.

Passions Hand cooked Potato chips
(Sea Salt and Crushed Black Pepper)

Passions Hand cooked Crisps were awarded Gold at the Great Taste Awards 2011.
Passion hand cooked potato crisps are hand cooked only in sunflower oil, with no Artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
They use the very best potatoes choosing a wonderful varieties and sourcing them exclusively from Irish farms. Each one is sliced and gently hand cooked in a converted castle in the lush green Irish countryside.

I was sent Sea salt and crushed black pepper to try but I'm not a big fan of pepper as I find it a bit spicy on my tongue, but I had a taste any way.
The texture and quality of the potato crisps was great and full of flavour, as i said before there not the type of flavour i would normally pick but alot of people may like pepper. I will be trying a few of there other flavours, I will let you know how yummy they are.

Del Rivo Orange Juice

Del Rivo Orange Juice came out on top against the brand leader Tropicana and juices from Innocent, Marks and Spencer and Lidl. Which? magazine said: “This was the top-scoring juice overall, with many tasters commenting that it tasted just like a fresh orange. They loved the flavour and texture and thought it had just the right amount of sweetness.”

Del Rivo Orange Juice is delicious and smooth  and has not bits, its so sweet and refreshing perfect for those early mornings or even after dinner.
I found it was no different to any other name brands i have ever tasted.

I am now starting to buy more from Aldi stores on a weekly basis, as the quality of there products are excellent and a good value for money.

 Why not like there facebook page where you can read more about the excellent products

Wednesday 26 October 2011

Review; Halloween with Poundland

Get creative with Poundland this Halloween !

Poundland has a HUGE range of Halloween products which would be great for your little Trick or Treaters this Halloween, We was kindly sent a few products from the lovely people at Poundland to try these were:

This fright night witches hat is perfect for your little witches this Halloween,it has black web mesh adding spooky detail to give it that spooky feeling, 
it will fit any little girls head at amazing value of just £1.

Grape flavour gummy eyes of newt are an ideal Trick or Treating or a party sweet each sweet is individually wrapped.

 This black and green spider tinsel is 4m long, and is perfect for decorating for your spooky Halloween party.

Pour your self a  spooky drink with this Skull Goblet plastic drink cup perfect for parties.

Ghost Halloween headboppers perfect for adding loads of fun to your outfit.

We have enjoyed trying each item ready for Halloween, Poundland's Halloween products are a great value for money and make your children Halloween loads of fun at such a small cost.
Why not head on down to your nearest Poundland and check out more of there great products.

Review: GalaxyTraditional Smooth Hot Chocolate

Looking for something keep you warm this winter

Galaxy Traditional Style
Hot Chocolate

There's nothing more warming or reassuring, on a freezing winter's day, than a delicious, steaming mug of hot chocolate.

 This Autumn, Galaxy hot chocolate is taking this "hug in a mug" sensation one step further with its charity partnership - Hot Galaxy, Warm heart.

New this year for Galaxy Traditional Style Hot Chocolate, As the name might suggest , this delicious hot chocolate is made using the traditional method of adding milk.

Galaxy Traditional hot chocolate is specially created powder dissolves quickly and smoothly in hot milk to create a silky smooth hot chocolate drink, with out lumps.

I was kindly asked to try Galaxy Traditional hot chocolate and "Oh boy  was it delicious", Its has a smooth and creamy taste, its not too rich and does exactly as it says on the tub (no lumps in site).
Have you ever brought a hot chocolate that doesn't dissolve completely i know i have.

Galaxy Tradional Style Hot Chocolate is available from Morrisons, Tesco and ASDA, at a RSP of £2.99.

Tuesday 25 October 2011

Giveaway Love hearts Tube of sweets

Love Hearts Christmas Tube
of sweets

Hello all my lovely followers I'm have a little giveaway on my blog, I'm giving away a Christmas Tube of yummy love hearts.

So if you would like to get your hands on this Tube all you need to do is:

1, Follow my Blog

2, Retweet the following link   RT I would like to #win  Love hearts with @kirsty22xx in her giveaway
Please leave a comment saying you have done these and the best way to contact you if you win
Giveway is open to UK ONLY
Ends 17th November

Winner is Minxy81

Review; Swizzels Matlow Love hearts Christmas Tube

Love Heart Christmas Tube

Have your self a sweet little Christmas

Swizzels Matlow Ltd, the British confectionery giant, are launching a range of sweet stocking fillers.

The products festive snowflake and ribbon packaging has been designed to attract seasonal shoppers and convert traditional chocolate eaters. The brands contain no artificial colours and are suitable for vegetarians.

Swizzels Love heart Christmas Tubes are an exciting new Christmas range that's are perfect stocking filler or gifts. They are also ideal for chomping after Christmas dinner. Swizzels gift tubes provide a refreshing alternative to chocolate and are the first in a new range of Christmas products.

I think Swizzels Maltlow Christmas Tubes are great as chocolate can get a bit too much and get a bit sickly when you want some thing sweet after you Christmas dinner, my children get lots of selection boxes each Christmas full of chocolates so its nice to buy them a few sweets too. 
Im alwats stuck for stocking fillers as all there presents are to big but not this year, Ive got the ideal gift who can say no to a yummy tube of Swizzel sweets.

Each tube contains a packet of mini sweets just enough for a yummy treat

Significant promotionally activity will be taking place around the range in the run up to the festive period.

 Swizzels Matlow are putting some of their most iconic brands into 120g tubes for Christmas. The range consisting of Mini Love Hearts, New Refreshers and Drumstick Lollies are available nationally and have an individual RRP of £1.49.

Here is a few pictures of there Christmas Tubes

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