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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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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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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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Timeless Truth – luxury beauty masks.

So I recently received a facemask from “Timeless Truth beauty masks.”

The company is local to me and I was delighted to get the chance to try out their charcoal detox brightening mask from the fusion range.

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The look – the packaging is bright and sleek. The mask comes in a neat pouch which is easy to open and store. The back of the sachet has directions and ingredients so you know everything that is inside.

Along with the mask you receive a small information booklet which shows you the different types of products you can buy and what each of them does best!

After cleansing my face I removed the mask from the sachet and peeled it apart before smoothing it down onto my face.

The mask is soaked in a serum which means it isn’t dry on application. You also so much excess serum you can keep the pouch in the fridge and re-use it!

I placed my mask in the fridge anyway beforehand just so my face could feel refreshed as well as cleansed!

As seen below I did try to smooth the mask over all my face but unfortunately the bottom part didn’t seem to stick. But it is a comfortable fit and is made from non woven fabric.

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With some face masks I find that after a while I start to feel uncomfortable and my skin feels irritated but with TT this wasn’t the case at all. After 15 minutes my skin already began to feel smooth and tightened.

Overall I would definitely rate this product, it is much easier using a mask of this type than having to apply clay or gel on the skin!

The mask could easily be carried in a travel bag and has left my cheeks feeling smooth and glowing!

Prices range from £4.90- £8.90 with a range of different luxury masks.

I had a great masking experience even if my boyfriend did think I looked a little crazy!

http://www.thebeautymask.co.uk

@TTBeautyMasks.


Let me know what your favourite facemasks are and they might be on my next review!