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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PetShop.co.uk Review *

I was browsing through the Blogger programme last week and saw a company called Pet Shop Bowl on there or www.petshop.co.uk as they can be found on the web. I have a 6-year-old Spaniel Cross called Millie and regularly post photos of her on my Instagram page, so I was delighted when they agreed to work with me and send me one of their lovely boxes catered to Millie.

The box arrived in Thursday and was huge! I meant to take a photo of the box itself but Millie had other ideas and loves to rip apart things like that, so that idea when out the window. Inside was 4 different food products all different from the last. First up we had Huntland Scottish Salmon Grain free Dog food, 2 pouches of James Wellbeloved Lamb and Rice wet food and a packet of Pedigree Schmakos with Chicken Treats.

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That evening I gave her a pouch of the wet food which she gobbled up really quickly, and then later on I gave her a Chicken treat which she practically inhaled it was gone that fast. Overall I was really impressed with the whole box as everything suited Millie down to a tee. If you go on the site itself there are hundreds of different products including toys, beds, medicines etc which you can select yourself at great prices.

I think as a treat for Millie we will definitely be using again as opposed to her regular food we get her. The service was extremely efficient and arrived quickly so I would rate Petshop.co.uk 5/5 on efficiency and product quality. Thanks Petshop.co.uk for letting Millie and I try out your wonderful site and service 🙂

Have you used this company before?

Thanks

Laura x

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