Thursday, 7 June 2012

nurture Skni Care Review....


The lovely people at nurture skin care have just sent me some of their product range to review.I got to choose anything I liked form their range from a quick cleansing, daily skincare, anti-ageing, body moisturiser, weak nails, dry hands or something for my feet.I decided to go from the face range as I've still not got into a daily routine of using skin creams to slow the anti ageing process down ...


nurture intensive repair eye contour serum capsules (picture above and below ) £9-95 for 30 capsules


About nurture intensive repair eye contour serum capsules

For younger looking eyes; instantly absorbed, non-greasy formula; visibly reduces fine lines and crow's feet around the eyes; 1 capsule is enough for both eyes.

This specially formulated intensive eye treatment serum in a unique one-dose capsule contains pure micro-fused retinol (natural vitamin A), one of the most effective anti-ageing ingredients, and dermachlorella (a bio-marine extract of sea algae with dermo-cosmetic properties), which has been tested to visibly reduce fine lines and crow's feet around the eye area.

It works overnight to help smooth out the appearance of superficial lines, to reveal smoother, younger-looking eyes after 4 weeks use. With continued use you should see even greater results. One capsule contains a special measured dose, enough for both eyes.


Daily face protector SPF30, 50ml £7-45

High factor sun protection, specially formulated for delicate areas

A light refreshing concentrated cream, for all areas reguarly exposed to the sun. Conforms to the Boots 5-star rating system of protection against damaging UVA rays (responsivle for premature skin ageing), blocking at least 90%. Also gives high factor protection from both UVB rays (responsible for sunburn). Protects skin and fights the appearance of wrinkles caused by sun exposure.

With skin saving, micro-fused antioxidant vitamin E, soothing aloe vera and moisturising pro-vitamin B5 it will help keep your skin supple, protected and hydrated throughout the day. Suitable for year round use on the most delicate areas; face, chest and hands


Intensive night repair treatment cream, 30ml £12.45

Targeted anti-ageing overnight treatment for face & neck. Contains retinol (Vitamin A)

Visibly combats signs of premature ageing; reduces age spots and pigmentation patches; fewer wrinkles after just four weeks use; contains pure retinol; quickly absorbed for smoother skin

This special intensive night cream has been formulated with pure retinol (natural vitamin A) and vitamin C, two of the most effective ingredients in the fight against skin ageing. Many other companies use cheaper alternatives such as retinol derivatives, which are less effective.

Used regularly and thanks to our unique micro-fusion technology, it works overnight from deep inside skin cells to trigger regeneration and visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also improves texture and tone, and refines pore size, to reveal smoother, younger looking skin. The light non-greasy formula also helps reduce the appearance of age spots and pigmentation patches. A great skin booster.

What they say about their website...

Customers can order online during their lunch hour or when the baby is down for a nap and a box of beauty goodies will be delivered to you within days. With multi-tasking, purse-friendly products, nurture delivers on its beauty promise.

What I think of the products

I first thing I noticed was the sweet looking capsules that you get in the intensive repair eye contour serum capsules have just enough cream in for your daily night routine leaving you not waisting any product,they certainly got my attention straight away.All of the products are good quality where a little bit goes a long way.I love the fact that the face cream also has UVA/UVB sun protection in it.The cream also has a plesant mild smell.Having tried the cream it is certainly the type of cream I would buy.

About this review-I got sent 3 products from nurture to review .This is my honest opinion of the creams and I was not paid for this review...

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

What I Wore : Bakewell....


Before the children broke up from school my husband got a day off work so we went to Bakewell in Derbyshire for the day.Trouble was the weather had turn cold again and I was freezing (well not really but it so felt like it after having the beautiful hot spell)....





Jacket New Look
Dress Matalan
Shoe Primark

You could see the big fish swimming...


We heard lots of dogs barking so decided to go check it out and the was a dog event going on which if it was warm I would have loved to stayed and watched...


What else I have been wearing this week...

Dress Matalan
Legging Matalan
Shoes Primark


We visited a car boot sale come market over the bank holiday weekend and although we were late going I picked up some great bargains...

3 new handbags £1-00 for all
Brand new Primark short set £2-00

5 brand new running tops £1-00 each

Now all I've got to do is go running....

Linking up with-Creative Mondays

And Then Came The Rain Again : Wordless Wednesday Linky...

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday hosted by Clairejustineoxox and Judyh-jsThoughts where you can link up your Wordless / not so Wordless Wednesday photo posts each week.




Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Remember Blur vs Oasis? : Time Tunnel Tuesday...


”TuesdayTimeTunnel”
 

Over at Pinkoddy's blog their is a new fun blog hop called Time Tunnel Tuesday...

"Simple post up some music, news, films, or events from a particularly year, link up and then we all guess the year!"

This is the year my oldest son was born so if you guess this you will know how old my son will be on Thursday!!

I was a Blur fan and my son at around 6 months was too. He use to pull himself up out of his playpen and dance to this song...

So can you guess the year Blur released the album Parklife ?


Bon Jovi's album Crossroads was released this year...


And the amazing film Lion King was out this year too...


Can you guess this Amazing year?...

Monday, 4 June 2012

Diamond Jubilee Party Food : Creative Mondays Blog Hop ...

Hello and welcome to Creative Mondays hosted by Clairejustineoxox and Judyh-jsThoughts where you can link up all your creative post each week.... what have you all been up to this week?

Over the last few weeks I've posted some great guest posts recipes for the Diamond Jubilee party so if your still looking for ideas here is a reminder of them all...


Very Berry Pimms
Mini Berry Pavlovas
Union Jack Jubilee Cake
Strawberryade
Party Berry Trifles
Will Torrents Royal Jubilee Trifle
Corgi Biscuits For Jubliee Celebrations
Jubilee Sponge Fit For A Queen
Royal Shortbread

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Will Torrent’s Royal Jubilee Trifle...


Fancy a trifle to celebrate in style?



Ingredients: (makes 6 servings)

  • 1 small Madeira cake
  • 1 punnet fresh raspberries
  • 1 punnet fresh blackberries
  • 1 punnet fresh strawberries
  • 1 punnet fresh blueberries
  • 1 punnet frozen berries
  • 20ml port
  • 25g sugar
  • 2 leaves of gelatine
  • 250g white chocolate
  • 500g fresh custard
  • 2 tsp Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Bean Paste
  • 200g Billington’s Golden Caster Sugar
  • 50ml water
  • 6 egg whites
  • Popping candy/ chocolate covered space dust (optional)

Method:

  1. Begin by slicing the Madeira cake and then using a round cutter, cut discs, placing them in the bottom of a large serving glass bowl.
  2. Carefully place some fruit on top of the sponge pushing the fruit to the sides so that you can see them through the glass.
  3. In a saucepan, bring to the boil the port, sugar and frozen berries, whilst soaking the gelatine in cold water in a separate bowl.
  4. Once the port, sugar and berry mixture has boiled, leave to send through a sieve over a bowl, leaving you with a glossy berry syrup.
  5. Reheat the syrup gently to melt the gelatine in to.
  6. Using a spoon, scoop the berry syrup with gelatine into the glass bowl, pouring over the fresh fruit. Place into the fridge to set (for a few hours).
  7. To make the white chocolate custard, melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water.
  8. Gently fold the custard into the melted chocolate adding a teaspoon of Nielsen- Massey Vanilla Bean Paste.
  9. Spoon the custard over the set jelly and then place in the fridge to set (whilst you make the meringue).
  10. To make the meringue, begin by whisking the egg whites on a medium to high speed.
  11. Place the water and sugar in a sauce pan and using a thermometer heat till it reaches 121ºC. 
  12. Carefully add the sugar syrup to the egg whites, in a steady stream, whilst they continue to beat and keep whisking till the sides of the bowl cools.
  13. Once the meringue has cooled, you should be left with a tight, very glossy meringue
  14. Take the dessert out of the fridge and sprinkle with the chocolate covered space dust
  15. Place the meringue into a piping bag with a plain nozzle.
  16. Pipe bulbs of the glossy meringue on top of the custard/space dust.
  17. Using a blowtorch, flame the meringue to create a lovely caramelised texture and flavour.
  18. Decorate with some of the remaining fresh fruit and enjoy.

Credits : Baking Mad


Traditional Victoria Sponge Cake...



You will need

2 x 8” cake tins

Ingredients
  • 150g Billington’s golden caster sugar
  • 150g Allinson Nature Friendly White Self Raising Flour
  • 150g butter or soft margarine (room temperature)
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 2 tsp Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tbsp strawberry jam
Method
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180C (350F Gas mark 4).
  • Grease the cake tins with some of the butter or margarine and lightly dust with flour, place a circle of greaseproof paper in the bottom of each.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until the mixture turns white and fluffy.
  • Slowly add the beaten eggs and vanilla extract while whisking continuously
  • Sift the flour into the mix and then carefully fold in until it is all combined
  • Spoon mixture into the cake tins (half in each) and bake for 20-25 minutes until springy to the touch and golden brown.
  • Leave to cool.
  • Once cool, spread the strawberry jam on the top of one layer and place the other layer on top.
  • Dust the top with icing sugar
About this post - Recipe and photo credit by Baking Mad

Bakewell Bridge...


Saturday, 2 June 2012

Corgi Biscuits for the Jubliee Celebrations...


Ingredients
  • 125g (4oz) butter or margarine
  • 55g (2oz) caster sugar
  • 180g (6oz) plain flour – sieved
  • 200g Milk Chocolate Simply Melt
  • Black Ready to Roll Icing
  • Red piping icing
  • Gold dragées
Makes 10-12 biscuits

Steps
  • Heat the oven to 190°C/375°F/gas mark 5.
  • Cream together the butter and caster sugar until smooth then gradually stir in the flour to form a smooth paste.
  • Wrap the shortbread in cling film and leave to rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Roll out the shortbread to 1cm thickness on a work surface lightly dusted with flour.
  • Using a Corgi shaped cutter (or cut around a crown shaped template) cut out the shortbread crowns and place on a baking tray.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until pale-golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and leave to cool on a cooling rack for 30 minutes.
  • Melt the Milk Chocolate Simply Melt as per instructions on pack and pour into a shallow bowl.
  • Dip the shortbread corgi biscuit's feet and nose into the chocolate and leave to set on greaseproof paper.
  • Pipe a red line of red piping icing onto each biscuit to create a collar and decorate with  gold dragees.
  • Roll two small balls of black ready to roll icing for an eye and a nose and position onto each biscuit.

Recipes and photo credits My Bakes

A Jubilee Sponge Fit For The Queen...


Serves 10

Ingredients
  • ½ tsp Bart Bristol Blend Five Peppercorns
  • ½ tsp Bart Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Bart Ground Ginger
  • ¼ tsp Bart Ground Nutmeg
  • 2 tsp Bart Mint (Freeze Dried)
  • 250g self-raising flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 250g margarine or butter
  • 250g Bart Vanilla Sugar
  • 4 eggs, beaten
For the filling and topping

  • 250g cream cheese
  • 150ml double cream
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 250g strawberries, quartered
  • 200g blueberries
Method
  • Grease and line 2 20 cm round sandwich tins. Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas 4.
  • Cream together the margarine and vanilla sugar until light and creamy.
  • Mix all the dry ingredients together and slowly add to the mixture, along with the eggs.
  • Divide the mixture between the two prepared tins and smooth the tops.
  • Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until well-risen and golden brown and a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  • Leave to cool in the tins for 10 minutes then turn out onto wire racks to cool completely.
  • When completely cool, cut each cake in half horizontally so you have four thin cakes.
To make the filling
  • Beat together the cream cheese, cream and icing sugar until thick and smooth.
  • Spread the cream on top of one cake layer and scatter over one quarter of the strawberries and blueberries.
  •  Top with another cake and repeat.
Guest post credit~Bart Ingredients

Friday, 1 June 2012

Diamond Jubilee Royal Shortbread Biscuits...


Celebrate the Jubilee festivities by making a batch of these buttery shortbread biscuits – they’ll be your crowning glory!

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 12 minutes, plus cooling
Makes: about 16

Ingredients
  • 100g (4oz) Kerrygold butter
  • 50g (2oz) caster sugar
  • 150g (6oz) plain flour
  • ¼ tsp ground mixed spice
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Red, white and blue writing icing
  • Silver balls and gold stars or small sweets
Method
  • In a mixing bowl, beat the butter with a wooden spoon until smooth and creamy. 
  • Add the sugar and beat for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy.
  • Sift in the flour and mixed spice, stirring to combine. 
  • Add the egg yolk and bring the mixture together with your hands, kneading lightly until smooth. 
  • Wrap and chill for 15-20 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C, fan oven 160°C, Gas Mark 4. 
  • Line 2 baking sheets with baking parchment or greaseproof paper.
  • Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface. 
  • Use crown-shaped cutters to stamp into biscuits (or use a plain or fluted cutter). 
  • Carefully lift onto the baking sheets.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until light golden. 
  • Cool for a few minutes on the trays, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Decorate the biscuits with red, white and blue writing icing, then finish them off with silver balls and gold stars or small sweets.
Approximate cost of total ingredients: £1.90
Calories per biscuit 145 / Fat per biscuit 5.5g

Top tip 
  • Why not try cooking this recipe with Kerrygold Lighter Unsalted butter and save 1.2g fat/10 calories per biscuit.


Recipe and photo credits -

This recipe was made using Kerrygold block butter


Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop 01/06/2012

Hello and welcome to the weekend blog hop a time to find new blogs and new follower's.Link up your blogs,Twitter,Facebook,Google + page Linky Followers Pinterest page or any way your would like to be followed by...
Here are the rules....


Please only family friendly blogs only!!!

1.) Follow me clairejustineoxox in number 1 spot on Google friends connect.

2.) Follow Nekky from Reflexions in number 2 spot my co-host on Google friends connect.

3.) Visit and read some great blogs and follow ones you like.

School Run Style...

The lovely people at Best British Bloggers got in touch with me about a school run style bloggers competition that going on over at Joe Browns website.

They are giving bloggers who are mums the opportunity to win £250 worth of Joe Browns gift vouchers.All you have to do is create an outfit from the styles on Joe Brown website and blog about it.


They have lots of beautiful dresses and tunics in and it was hard narrowing it down to one set but here is the outfit I have chosen.


£49-95

As the weather is very changeable a jacket is always great to have to hand.I think this looks great for dressing up and down.

£32-95
Polka dots make me pop!!

I love,love,love polka dots and flowers are my next favourite pattern so this looks fabulous...
£34-95

One can never have to many jeans and as these are called awesome fit jean then these sound perfect....
£19-95


Best Of British Espadrilles- I would never say no to red shoes.These look great not to high and not to low...

So what do you think? do you love my school run style as much as I do?
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