Monthly Archives: May 2016

Review: Just Bee Honey Water.

There is a huge decline in the number of beekeepers currently in the UK and bees are in danger of being completely wiped out from our environment.

Bees are a vital part of our food chain, so much so that about 70 crops in the UK depend on and benefit from bees.

I was delighted to be sent some Just Bee Honey Water to sample and review. I have always bought local honey due to being a hayfever sufferer and always keep my fingers green by planting flowers and plants in my garden. Most of which are bee friendly!

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Just bee drinks are only 49 calories, 100 % natural and contain vitamins and flavonoids which are natural antioxidants. They contain spring water with an added drop of honey from British and European beekeepers.

The drinks come in 3 delicious flavours:

Blueberry –  Sweet and light this a lovely flavour that is thirst quenching. Try pouring it into a tall glass with ice and fresh blueberries.

Lemon & Green Tea – Slightly bitter but I drank this one early in the morning pre-workout.

Apple & Ginger – My favourite flavour! Super refreshing with an added bite I could drink this over and over again!

 

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Just Bee drinks donates 10% of it’s profits to bee charities and even sent me a packet of wildflower seeds to scatter in my garden.

Order direct from their website here and find out more information about you can save the bees!

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Coconut Lane and Ivy Park.

After making recent purchases from online store Coconut Lane and Beyonce’s fitness wear Ivy Park I decided to combine the two together to make a more substantial blog post.

If you follow me on social media platforms Twitter and Instagram you will know that I have been posting a lot about Coconut Lane and talking about their products and how you can get a discount code from me (I’m a coconut queen ambassador).

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I have made a few previous purchases and I constantly scour the ‘new in’ section to see what goodies I can get because I never get bored of shopping. So when I saw the white marble patterned notebook I knew I had to have it. It matches my phone case and my nails and at the moment I can’t get enough of this design.

I love writing lists and doodling so this is the perfect accessory for any journalist and blogger. I will taking it on my vacation next week to write down notes and plans for the days ahead. Sure enough it will match the white and blue architecture of Mykonos.

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Alongside my notebook I bought this rose gold pearlescent bracelet. It is adjustable and shines beautifully in the sun. The jewellery from Coconut Lane is really good value and is on trend. Many people have complimented me on the bracelet and now I can’t wait to buy the black version!

If you like the look of Coconut Lane you can use the code georgiaknight20 to get a discount!


 

Beyonce’s new fitness range definitely hit the headlines last month and created huge excitement across social media. I myself was one of those excited people and fell into the hype and consumer trap of Queen Bee’s exercise wear.

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I purchased a pair of black leggings from the collection online from JD sports and they arrived within three days. As a size 10 on the hips I originally ordered a size XS as I thought the leggings would have stretch. However when they arrived they were far too small, I couldn’t even get them past my knees! I exchanged them for a S and still they were too tight around the legs and bum meaning I had to change them again for a size M!

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Considering Beyonce is a curvy woman I was surprised at how little give and stretch these leggings have. As someone who lifts weights and likes to practice yoga I can’t do either of those things wearing Beyonce’ leggings. Don’t get me wrong I’m a huge fan of Bey but this collection does make me question how much input she actually had in creating and designing this range.

On the plus side they make your legs and butt look great! They lift and tighten in all the right places and if you were to go for a light jog you could do so comfortably. Just remember to size up!

Buy the Ivy Park range here. 


 

Gee

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Review: Pure chimp super tea.

As an avid tea drinker I was delighted to be very kindly sent a pouch of matcha green tea by the pure chimp company who specialise in tea and skincare products.

This is more than you average green tea as it is 100% natural ground tea leaves and one cup of matcha is the equivalent of drinking 10 cups of your standard green tea! It has 137 times more antioxidants and is vegan friendly not to mention it boosts metabolism.

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I was surprised to see that the tea comes in powder form and is the brightest green you could imagine. The vivid colour remains long after adding your hot water and leaving it to stand. It reminded me of the powder paints you could get in primary school!

After frothing it up with a whisk and adding a squeeze of grapefruit it made a pleasant and smooth hot drink. It was nice not having to wait for a teabag to brew (I’m not impatient or anything!) and be able to enjoy it straight away.

I experimented with adding it into a smoothie to turn it into a super drink, giving me a boost of energy in the mornings. The great thing about teas in general is that you can add whatever fruits and flavours you like if you get bored and have it hot or ice cold.

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Overall I think Matcha green tea is the most flavoursome green tea I have tasted so far and I highly recommend it over any green tea teabags. If you are looking for a smooth blended tea and a healthier alternative with more benefits then I think Matcha tea is the one for you!

30g pouch is £6.95.


Comment below with what tea you recommend!

Gee

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Things I’m grateful for

Inspired by Gala Darling I have decided to do my own list of things I’m thankful for. Amongst the madness of this crazy world and the mist our busy day to day lives it is important to stop and count your blessings. It is easy to get tied up in the things that don’t matter and sometimes you have to take a breath and stay grounded.

♥ Jamie: my partner in crime and my better half, always supportive, generous, caring and my best friend. We have been together for 2½ years now and I can’t wait to spend many more with him.

Family: last week my Uncle from Australia visited and some family members from up north came down for the bank holiday. There were on hand to help when I locked myself out of the house (silly me) and were there to help me relax after with a bbq at mums and some beers on hand (coke for me). I’m so grateful to have my parents around and I feel unbelievably lucky.

Friends: as much as I would love to have my best friends around me all the time I understand that it isn’t always possible and thats why I’m thankful for the catch ups and down time I get with them when it happens.

 

The little things…

In two weeks time I’ll be on holiday with my bestie  Beyonce’s new album Lemonade  Wearing comfy joggers  Gala Darling’s book Radical self love  Snapchat filters (they are the best) ♥ Positivity  Smoothies  Muscle and weight gains  Nature and getting up close and personal with the amazing wildlife England has to offer in your very own back garden Cheat day treats from Jamie  Working from home  Being able to get my weekends off  My friend Sasha moving back from Bristol  My trip to Pagham with Jamie’s fam  Messages with Meg  Getting in touch with my spirituality  My pets that make me laugh everyday  Bright lipstick ♥ Falafel  ITV drama Marcella ♥ Astrology Tea (always) 

Gee

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Review: dinkibelle nail wraps.

After recently getting my acrylics taken off I have been looking for ways to glam up my nails as they start to grow longer.

I have always loved experimenting with nail art but I’ve never been very good at it hence why I would buy nail wraps and pay for acrylics. However this would leave me spending £35 – £40 a month on just my nails.

After discovering Dinkibelle nail wraps I asked to be gifted with the white/grey marble design as they look perfect for spring and match the current white marble theme I’ve got going in in terms of my phone case and notebook.

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The pack contains 20 wraps in different sizes and includes a set of instructions, a nail file and two cuticle pushers.

I had to buff my nails, wash them with oil free soap, dry them and choose a size to fit each nail.

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They are relatively easy to apply but I found cutting them down to fit my nails was tricky as they are very short at the moment. I did waste a couple of wraps because they didn’t stick properly and were wide on my nails so I had to trim them vertically as well as horizontally.

Dinkibelle recommends using a non fast drying gel top coat to seal the wraps. I used the Rimmel supergel top coat which left my nails looking glossy after the wraps were applied.

After 6 days my wraps unfortunately peeled off, I’m not sure why but it’s probably down to me washing up most days, being the bath, lifting at the gym and baking etc. I do think I should have been more careful and perhaps applied another coat of gel.

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A few hours after applying. I had to reapply the middle finger as I didn’t cut it properly. 

Overall I enjoyed using the wraps and I’m impressed. I think they are durable, the designs are gorgeous and they are great value for money. I do think it would help having longer nails and also having someone to help you apply them to the hand that everyone struggles with, whether that be your left or right hand!

Dinkibelle wraps are non toxic and 5 free. There is 20 designs available online and they are priced at £6.99 per pack.


Have you used nail wraps before? What brands would you recommend? Comment below.

Gee

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