Crabtree & Evelyn Garden Celebrations

On Thursday 30th April, I was lucky enough to attend my first ever blogger event for the lovely Crabtree & Evelyn’s Garden Celebration event in York showcasing their new Garden inspired collection. Many a time do I walk past the shop in York and want to buy everything I see, wishing that I would achieve my life goal of winning the lottery in order to do so! (Aim High right?) I had already spoken to a few of the other lovely bloggers on twitter beforehand including Rhian, Laura and Becky so I didn’t feel too nervous walking into the shop on the evening.

I was greeted by a lovely girl who worked for Crabtree in London and had come up to York to help host the event. My apologies to her because I cannot for the life of me, remember her name but she was from the USA and was so friendly and made everyone feel really welcome. We were offered some of their speciality tea, a glass of prosecco or some gorgeous fruity sparkling juice, all of which were amazing. I then got the opportunity to browse round and test some of the gorgeous products and take lots of photos.

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We were all treated to a 60 minute hand therapy treatment which included exfoliating the hands and then moisturising them with some of their luxurious hand creams. I don’t use hand cream much (I know, scold me) and I know I should because I do notice them looking dry but this treatment certainly gave me a new outlook on hand creams. My hands never felt so smooth! After this we were asked to put some tips on the tree either about afternoon tea or gardening and then our entries were put in a bowl to win 2 afternoon tea hampers. I didn’t win but Becky and Laura won 1 each so they were over the moon and I was so happy for them. After lots of networking and chatting we were given goody bags to take away which had lots of gorgeous treats in them that I am enjoying using.

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I loved my first event and the staff in the shop were all incredibly lovely and chatty throughout the 2 hours we were there. A huge thank you to Crabtree & Evelyn for putting on such a fun event and to the York shop for hosting us. Another big thank you to my fellow bloggers for making the evening fun and hopefully we will meet again soon.

I would recommend any of the products in the garden collection as they were all beautiful and smelt divine and would definitely recommend going to a blog event if you haven’t already for meeting your fellow bloggers and giving yourself a confidence boost.

Thanks everyone

Laura x

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Quick Fix Facials: Review

Last month while in Boots, I decided to treat myself to some new face masks in the shape of Quick Fix Facials. I purchased 2 different types, the Purifying Charcoal Mask and the Anti-Blemish Mud Mask. My skin has been up and down lately and I want to inject some life back into it as well as trying to keep spots at bay, so I had high hopes that these two would help me out.

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I have been trying them both out by using them each once a week to give my skin a 10minute refresh at a time. The charcoal mask is to clear out pores and give you a skin boost which it certainly did. I have seen my skin become a lot softer brighter looking than it was before.

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I loved the Charcoal mask as it didn’t smell much and wasnt difficult to get off after drying either. I used a soft sponge and warm water and it wiped away really easily. I then tried the Anti-Blemish Mud mask to try to prevent any new spots etc. It worked really well and I haven’t seen any new spots appear and also has cleared out my pores as well.

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Overall both masks have worked a treat and I am going to continue using them both to help look after my skin more and remain youthful! each tube states it would provide around 10 masks each so this would last about 4/5 months for me depending on how frequent I use them. I purchased them whilst they were on offer and were about £3.00 each at the time and then got double points on top of that! Happy Face 🙂

I would recommend either of these products to anyone wanting to take better care of their skin so run out and purchase them for yourself whilst they are still on offer in Boots!

Hope you liked my review.

Laura x

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Office Pantry: A Review*

Where to start with Office Pantry. The name alone tells you pretty much what they stand for. This fabulous company delivers office snacks that are nutritionally healthy and wholesome to fuel your office. They can cater for different sizes of offices ranging from 1-15, 15-50 or 50-200 providing many different snacks for you all to beat the office blues with.

I was lucky enough to be sent a little box of my own containing 4 different snack types to try out from the lovely Giles whom I got in contact with after seeing a post on The Blogger Programme. I was very intrigued to find out what would be in my box and found some nutritional yet scrummy snacks.

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First up I received some Pastino’s Tomato & Sweet Basil crisp-like snacks. They were to die for and although one bag is a filler-upper, I could have easily eaten more. They are so more-ish and on my list to buy some more as soon as possible.

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Next up I demolished the Clearly Scrumptious dried cranberries which were an amazing snack whilst watching Once Upon a Time on Netflix. I have never been a big fan of dried fruit before but there were juicy and I just wished there were more in a packet.

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I also received a 9Bar fruity which is a mixed seed energy bar. I have seen this brand a lot and have wanted to try one out for ages so what a perfect opportunity. It was again a yummy addition to my box and given I will admit to being a junk food nut, it made me want to snack better in the future.

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Lastly I received a Marshfield Honeycomb Tiffin slab to try. Words cannot explain my love for Tiffin and this was incredible. Chocolate, Honeycomb, Biscuit and Sultanas all wrapped up together in a beautiful rectangle. I sound a bit strange I suppose but I really do love Tiffin.

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After having more of a browse on the Office Pantry site and eating these delicious snacks I realised that they cater for office meetings, conferences and even deliver fresh fruit to your office for you. I think it’s a fantastic idea as I know from working in an office myself how difficult it is to resist the call of junk food as a snack.

They have a fantastic example on their site from the very first office they provided snacks for giving some truth about those “HANGRY” moments we get at work when you just grab chocolate or crisps. (I have definitely had some of those myself haha)

I would definitely check Office Pantry out if you work in an office, or own a business because if my boss had something delivered like that then I know I would be in an amazing mood!

Hope you liked reading this

Laura x

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