#ZestMustHaves

I am always on the lookout for new brands or companies that may have something to offer me in terms of new products and although I have heard of Zest Beauty before, I have never delved into what they offer. Having come across their website one day and seeing their brand on The Blogger Programme, I decided to create a wish list post about my #ZestMustHaves and what I wish I could splurge money on.

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Phytomer CC cream // Elemis pro Radiance Flash balm // Dermalogica Concealing Spot treatment // Medik8 Clay mask // Australian Tea Tree Oil // Burt’s Bees Lip Balm

I decided to pick all skin care product’s although if I had lots of money I would purchase most of their site. I have really problematic skin and it annoys me so much but sometimes it’s like anything I try has no effect whatsoever. The products on the site are very affordable but are what I would consider luxury brands as well. I also selected the Burt’s Bees as I love their products and the tin is fab. My friend let me try her Elemis Flash Balm before Christmas and I loved it but haven’t got round to getting any for myself. The Phytomer, Dermalogica and Medik8 are brands I have wanted to try for so long and the tea tree oil is just something I reckon is really handy to have as a beauty back up.

I love Zest Beauty and these products are definitely my #ZestMustHaves. Go and check their site out before you miss out on some absolute bargain beauty buys.

Hope you enjoyed this post

Laura x

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My Recent Empties

I posted last month about the products I had used up and what I made of them. I have decided to make this a regular feature on my blog as I endeavour to use up all the mountains of products I have accumulated before purchasing many new things. Slowly I am managing to use up things and haven’t spent much money on anything new. Look out for my post next week about what I have been spending my money on recently. So here we go with March’s empty products. They are a bit of a mish mash of things but I don’t always want to base it around beauty products.

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First up I used the last of my Maybelline Dream Pure BB cream foundation in Light. I love this product and have found it gives me great coverage even if I’m having a bad skin day. I always have this as my go to product so I am sad that I have used it up and do intend to buy this one again but I am trying to use up my many other foundations at the moment.

Next up I used L’oreal Casting creme Gloss Sunkiss Jelly which is a hair lightening product. I purchased this back in September after having my hair chopped off and missing the ombre in my hair. I took it to Mexico with me and used it every few days to lighten the bottom of my hair. It had a fab result and I was really impressed with the product itself after costing me a mere £5.99 from Boots. I would buy this again but I have a new kit to try out this week so I will be posting about it to show you the results.

I have many a body cream so finishing one-off is an achievement itself. I have used up the Sanctuary Spa Body Butter which I received as part of a set at Christmas. It is a lovely smelling luxury product that has left my skin soft and supple. I am sad to have finished this one-off but I literally scraped the tub and can’t possibly squeeze any more out. I will be giving my review of another one soon from another brand so keep your eyes peeled.

Lastly, I used up my tube of Berocca Tropical energy supplements. These have been my go to for keeping my energy up as I have been bogged down with colds and throat problems lately and was pretty sick of being ill. I normally try to keep a pack of these in the house all the time but haven’t been organised lately and got anymore. They are packed full of Vitamins B & C as well as minerals so are really good for you as well. I will definitely be buying these beauties again.

That’s all for my March empties this time and keep a look out for this piece every month as I keep you updated on what I have been using and how I rate it. I have lots of posts coming up in the next few weeks which are rather exciting and give you a real insight into my life so please comment if you have any thoughts of questions.

Thanks

Laura x 

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Creme Egg Chocolate Brownies

Easter has been and gone, but a few days before the big day I decided to do some baking. I haven’t baked in so long so I was worried about how it would go or whether I would find my flair for it again but I had a stab at making Creme Egg Chocolate Brownies for the first time EVER! It wasn’t a disaster like I thought it might be in my head but instead they turned out great if a little squidgy at first but once set they were yummy.

I started by melting 180g of butter and 180g of dark chocolate in a pan over some boiling water…

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I then mixed 3 eggs and 275g of Golden caster sugar in a bowl until it went pale and the size doubled…

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Once the chocolate mixture cooled, it was then added to the egg and sugar mixture and I then weighed up 85g of plain flour and 40g of cocoa powder…

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The flour and cocoa powder was then sieved into the rest of the mixture and folded in until well mixed…

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It was then poured into the trays and placed in the oven for 15 minutes. After this I added the creme egg’s. I halved 6 eggs and put them into the mixture evenly and put back into the oven for a further 10 minutes before leaving to cool and set. And here is the final result….

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I am really impressed with the recipe which I found over Here! Did any of you do any easter baking posts?

Thanks

Laura x

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