Spring into the new season with these products

As we bloom towards a new season, it is a fantastic reason to start afresh, to try new things and adopt new habits.

Here are some fabulous products which are perfect for Spring and which I think are fabulous.

Flowers

Spring is when all the flowers start blooming again and it is so nice to have flowers in a home.

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Whether you want to send a special someone a bouquet to make their day or want to order one for yourself for your home, check out the range from Bloomon UK. Their flowers are gorgeous.

Art by Punam

Spruce up your home with a new art print from Art By Punam. I particularly like this yellow abstract Masai tribal print, available from her Etsy store.

‘Masai – Summer Stroll’ The striking contrast between bright Masai dress against a sundrenched backdrop inspired Punam to create this bold, abstract painting. It will bring vibrancy and a pop of colour to any living room, dining room or hallway.

The process used to create the Masai figures is through a layering technique. Each layer is created and then left to dry. The final layer is where I have to work quickly to ensure the paint doesn’t dry before the effects and movement are applied. The original has now sold, but limited edition prints are available to purchase in a variety of sizes to suit your space.

  To buy this print go to: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/262610645/yellow-abstract-masai-tribal-art-print

To see more of her art work go to: www.artbypunam.com/artprints

Honey infused water

Spring is also the start of the beekeeping season and those lovely bees make us lots of honey.

Honey is one of my favourite ingredients and it is so good for you.

I recently found out that there is a brand new refreshing drink on the scene,which is spring water infused with honey, and I am ecstatic about it.

It tastes so good and is healthy too as it natural, refined sugar free and comes in 3 delicious flavours so there is one to suit everyone.

The packaging is awesome as you can pop one in your handbag and they also don’t take up a lot of space in the fridge.

The Apple, Ginger and a hint of honey is my favourite but they all taste good. Really recommend trying this as a different drink to help you stay hydrated.

For more information go to: http://www.justbeedrinks.co.uk

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Photo credit: Just Bee Drinks
Purple Matcha from Williamson Tea

I truly believe Kenyan tea is the best and Williamson Tea are amazing, especially when they support an incredible cause, The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, which is close to my heart, with their #TeaforElephants caddies. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust helps rehabilitate orphaned elephants back into the wild in Kenya, which is my home.

For spring, why not try purple matcha? Matcha has so many health benefits and is a great way to start a new habit in the new season.

Williamson Tea have a brilliant mini Purple Matcha caddy available. The purple matcha is grown on their Changoi far, which is also known as the ‘solar farm’ due to the high levels of sunlight it receives. This makes it the perfect place to grow antioxidant packed Purple Tea.

With a nutty, almost caramel flavour, purple tea leaves are stoneground to produce this Kenyan Matcha. Williamson Tea recommends drinking it in the traditional way, whisked in hot water or alternatively by adding juice to provide natural relaxed alertness.

The caddy is gorgeous and once the tea is finished it makes a brilliant tin to store other things in or simply top it up with more tea!

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Photo credit: Williamson Tea
The mini purple matcha caddy retails at £24.95 and for more information go to: https://www.williamsontea.com/shop/mini-elephant-purple-matcha/

Spring flavours at Starbucks

If coffee is more your thing, then Starbucks have some new flavours for Spring as well as the return of a loved classic.

New Starbucks Vanilla Bean Macchiato

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The sweet and smooth Starbucks Vanilla Bean Macchiato is a delicious spring pick-me-up. Vanilla syrup is blended with freshly steamed milk, topped with two shots of espresso, before being finished with vanilla bean sauce in a crosshatch and double-circle design.

New Starbucks Honey Blossom Macchiato

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The Starbucks Honey Blossom Macchiato is the perfect drink to welcome you into spring. Handcrafted with vanilla syrup and freshly steamed milk, then topped with two shots of espresso, the velvety-rich foam is finished with a Honey Blossom drizzle.

Starbucks Caramel Macchiato

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The signature Starbucks Caramel Macchiato is loved by fans worldwide. Made with a vanilla syrup and freshly steamed milk, it’s finished with a topping of smooth foam, two shots of espresso and a delicious buttery caramel drizzle.

Photo Credits: Starbucks

A fresh new look for Corkers Crisps

My favourite crisps brand have a brand new look. They have amazing flavours in their range and the crisps are absolutely delicious. Perfect match for a nice drink and a chill.

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Photo Credit: Corkers Crisps
http://www.corkerscrisps.co.uk

go ahead snacks

Smart snacking for the new season is all the rage and the lovely folks at go ahead make healthy snack time more fun with innovative food like their new pud bakes and cookie bites.

They also have their original yogurt breaks, fruity bakes and crispy slices which are delicious.

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Photo Credit: go ahead
For more information visit: http://www.goahead.co.uk

Spices from Absolute Spice

Why not start a new habit of using fresh spices in your cooking instead of supermarket brands. I can’t recommend Absolute Spice enough for the variety of fresh spices they have available in their online store.

Using fresh spices makes a massive difference in taste to your food compared to supermarket brands.

You can also step outside your comfort zone and try cooking with spices you have never used before and be inspired to create new dishes.

These spices are such good quality they are even used by Michelin Star chefs, such as Chef Vivek Singh.

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Photo credit: karunakapoor.com
For more information, go to: https://www.absolutespice.com

Lee Stafford Coco Loco Range

It is time to treat your hair to some TLC after the drying effects of winter and get it back to its soft, nourished self in preparation for summer.

Lee Stafford have an amazing Coco Loco Range of hair products which will give you silky, soft, shiny hair. The best part is it uses coconut oil which is really good for your hair! It smells good too.

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The Coco Loco range is available at Boots and you can get a shampoo, conditioner, hair mask, and styling products in the range.

 

 

For more information go to: http://leestafford.com

Lynette Page Define Me Palette

Why not get a new eye shadow palette for the new season? The range from Lynette Page is amazing.

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Lynette Page Mascara

Waterproof mascaras are the best for spring, especially if you suffer from hay fever!

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This mascara has got excellent staying power and is so comfortable to use too.

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Goddess Rocks

These bronzing rocks are seriously amazing! The perfect pot to give you that healthy, bronzed, goddess look!

They are really unique and look fabulous too.

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Photo credit: Me Me Me
http://www.mememecosmetics.com/shop/face/bronzer-and-contour

Hipanema Maupiti Bracelet from Coco Bay

The Hipanema Maupiti Bracelet is a Brazilian inspired, multi band bracelet with pretty beaded details and elaborate strands in white, silver, aqua, pale blue and pink. The Maupiti Bracelet is finished with the Hipanema silver magnetic metallic clasp.

Cult brand Hipanema have created beautiful holiday accessories made from beads, seashells and multi-coloured thread to liven up all your holiday outfits, both on and off the beach.

This beautiful bracelet makes you look the part on holiday and completes any outfit. Coco Bay has a wide range of bracelets, beach wear and beach accessories in their online store.

 

Photo credit: Coco Bay
 This bracelet is  available for £69 http://www.cocobay.co.uk/hipanema-bracelet-maupiti.html

 

 The LinziClip

The claw clip, is one of the most popular hair clips in the world selling many millions of units worldwide each year, yet there has been no change to its look for 26 years. Yep 26 years!!!

The Linziclip ® is a completely different type of claw clip in a cylindrical shape, a flat back and with a stylish finish which is quick and easy to use. It hides the springs, the wings and the teeth in a completely different way to any of the other traditional hair clips. Once it’s in it, it stays securely in the hair and does not slip. It also looks pretty amazing!
Also, because of the new shape, it is very comfortable to wear and when leaning the head back, the plastic does not dig into the back of the head. Big win!
The Linziclip, available in maxi, midi and mini, comes in a wide range of high fashion colours and prints, to match with on trend clothes and accessories. It also comes in Classic colours like black and tortoiseshell together with a range in crystals. Perfect for all occasions – casual, evening, sport, bridal etc.

Here I am modelling one of the Linziclips.



The Linziclip is perfect for spring as it is so versatile, pretty and revolutionary. For more information visit:http://www.linshell.com

To purchase a Linziclip go to their Amazon store

Make up and beauty products I love right now

A slightly different post from me today. I love make up and beauty products as much as I love food and here are my top products (old and new):

  1. Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua in 64 Beige Ambre – I keep going back to this foundation and even have back up bottles! I just love its staying power and it feels so comfortable on my skin.   http://www.chanel.com/en_GB/fragrance-beauty/makeup/complexion/foundations/vitalumiere-aqua-ultra-light-skin-perfecting-makeup-spf-15-p170800.html#page-1
  2. Too Faced Love Flush in Love Hangover – this is AMAZING and lasts for 16 hours! The packaging is super cute. too.     https://www.toofaced.com/c/blushes/
  3. Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette – love this palette and it has so many colours I love with super cool descriptive names as well as glides on amazingly.    http://www.urbandecay.co.uk/collections/gwen-stefani-collection-2016/gwen-stefani-eyeshadow-palette
  4. Essie Nail Varnish in DJ Play that song – an old one but one I just love as it has such a girly, pretty purple/pink hue.  http://www.essie.co.uk/Colours/plums/dj-play-that-song.aspx?gclid=CKG-48jJ9MoCFcYcGwodWCkM1w&gclsrc=aw.ds
  5. NARS lipstick in Fire Down Below – I love NARS and this lipstick is my favourite as it matches my hair!   https://narscosmetics.co.uk/en_GB/fire-down-below-semi-matte-lipstick/0607845010227.html
  6. Ellie Saab Le Parfum – love this scent and it is slowly becoming my signature scent this year.   http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Elie+Saab+Elie+Saab+Eau+De+Parfum/EllieSaab,default,pd.html