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.


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.


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…


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


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…


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


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….


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


Laura x

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