Thursday, 3 August 2017

Violet Voss 'Holy Grail' Palette - My Thoughts


beauty, eyeshadow palette, Violet Voss Holy Grail


Back in February I asked for the Violet Voss Holy Grail eyeshadow palette for my birthday. I didn't get it. I didn't get anything. So of course I treated myself to it. I wasn't going to miss out, I needed this baby in my life!!

There had been a huge hype when it was first launched, I heard mixed reviews but it was still something I wanted to try myself. Full of warm toned, almost autumnal themed shades; all bronzes, browns and burgundies, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it!

I love the palette.

It's huge. The shadows themselves are a fantastic size. That's what originally drew me to this palette. You're definitely getting your moneys worth. All forty quid of it. 


beauty, eyeshadow palette, Violet Voss Holy Grail


Packaging

This palette is the perfect travel friendly palette. If a huge, chunky palette fits in your case of course! ;) But the 20 eyeshadows are housed inside a hard cardboard case, with a magnetic fastening. All cosy and protected! haha. It has that shiny cardboard that unfortunately leaves messy fingerprints everywhere though, which is a bit of a pain.

The mirror is great though, a great size and an actual proper mirror too, none of that shiny silver card you can get in some palettes. 


beauty, eyeshadow palette, Violet Voss Holy Grail, swatches
beauty, eyeshadow palette, Violet Voss Holy Grail, swatches


Eyeshadows

There are a mixture of shimmers and mattes and all seem to have different formulas. I'll be completely honest, there are some that are absolutely gorgeous; buttery smooth, easy to blend and amazingly pigmented yet some are chalky, difficult to blend and have a lot of fall out. I'll admit, it's pot luck with these shadows. But the majority are gorgeous, I mean, look at those colours!

I'm not the best with eyeshadow, eye looks aren't my strong point, I definitely need more practice, but these colours are beautiful and easy to work with.

The shimmers are my favourites. They're creamy, beautiful colours and lovely to use. They're not so long lasting without a primer though. Whereas the mattes are extremely pigmented and budge proof, they actually stain my makeup brushes :/


beauty, eyeshadow palette, Violet Voss Holy Grail

Am I glad I purchased this palette?

Yes. 
I wish some shades were less chalky, but there are some gorgeous colours in here. I reach for it most days for just a wash of colour or a more dramatic look. I've taken it with me for weekends away and done some lovely looks on me and the bestie! 

If you fancy giving it a try, you can pick one up here.



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Thursday, 13 July 2017

What Your Fitness Routine is Missing



Working out isn’t always fun and it's often difficult to squeeze exercise in to your busy day. 

But there are ways to make it less painful and still get the results you’re striving to achieve.


Goals 

Set yourself goals to aim for. Each workout is a chance to do better than the time before. Set goals that are challenging, but attainable with hard work. Document your goals to make them real in your mind. Put them on paper so you can see them and remind yourself each day why you’re doing it. Write down what it is you’re after. It’s amazing what you’ll conquer when you set your mind to it. For me, my goals are simply to make myself go to my twice weekly kickboxing HIIT classes!

Consistency 

Going to the gym once a month isn’t going to do much for you. You need to outline a schedule and stick to a routine. It’ll become easier as you go along because you’ll expect to be working out on particular days and times. Consistency will get you in shape. Your hard work will pay off if you’re repeatedly working towards a better body. Your schedule should be consistent, but make sure your workouts are always different. Mix in cardio and strength training. Don’t let your body get too comfortable with one move or routine. 

Music 

You need a way to pump yourself up each day. It’s not always going to be easy going to the gym or putting in a long run. Download a playlist that’s motivating and invigorating. 
There'll be days when you really aren't in the mood, this is exactly when you should blast some music to help to get you in the mood. You’ll be amazed at how much energy it brings to your workouts. Select specific songs for different types of exercises and, most of all, have fun with it. At my kickboxing classes, our instructor has the BEST playlists, she knows what we enjoy and what gets us moving. We often get into the rhythm of the music when we're doing our routines.

Waist Trainer 

Get a waist trainer for those days you can’t make it to the gym. A waist trainer is the perfect addition to your exercise routine. It works your stomach without you needing to do anything. You can’t always be at the gym and that’s when you need to come up with other solutions. It also sucks in your tummy so you look thinner in your clothes. Winning! They’re easy to use and deliver results. Everyone needs one in their wardrobe. 

Intensity 

Working out is tough and that’s the way it should be for you. Bring the intensity at every session. Stop slacking! ;) Give it your all when you’re exercising. The harder you work out the better you’ll sleep too. 



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Monday, 10 July 2017

Tips for packing Beauty Products in Hand Luggage



What do you do when life, or rather a man, screws you over?
You book a long weekend to Spain with your girl friends. 
Yaaaas! I couldn't wait for some sunshine, relaxation and some... lemon Fanta. I'm easily pleased like that! ;) A long weekend at my friends Villa in Spain. It gave me something to look forward to which was well needed. Flights were booked, clothes were bought and I was ready to get packing. 
Now as we were only going Friday - Monday, we got hand luggage only flights. Of course, this is the quickest and easiest way to fly. I'd paid a little extra to reserve my seat and get in the priority queue so I knew I'd have space to put my case in the holds above my head. And knowing I had no luggage to have to wait for and I'd be on and off the flight in no time, was great. Especially as I'm someone that always manages to get stopped at security, to be searched, swabbed and whatever else. Seriously, I must look guilty or something. Every single time! Being pulled aside and searched is all part of the process for me. Even this trip alone, I was fully searched, shoes off and all on the way out. And on the way back I was swabbed, bags open, rifling through my stuff and everything. Then left me with a half opened case as they couldn't do it back up! Do they realise how long it took me to squeeze all that in! ;)
So I set out planning my outfits for the 4 days (basically seeing how much I could roll up and squeeze in to my case...!) and then for the most difficult part, in my opinion, beauty products!
Now, this was something that bugged me for a while leading up to the trip. I hadn't flown hand luggage only before so the liquids allowance rule was a new experience for me. How on Earth was I going to whittle it down? What could I fit in? But after doing a bit of research and talking to a few friends that work in airports and cabin crew, I became a bit of an expert!
And I'm glad I did as even though my friends thought I was being OTT, I wanted to ensure I wasn't held up any longer than usual. And well, said friend got stopped due to her liquids didn't she? hahaha!!
So, here are my top tips for packing beauty products in hand luggage...





1. Liquids need to be stored in a 20x20 see through bag, with a zip lock fastening. 
I bought a Nivea Travel Set from Primark, with travel sized products inside and the bag was perfect 'hand luggage' size.

2. Buy travel sized products or small travel bottles to disperse your favourite products into.
I bought a pack of see through travel bottles, again from Primark, to put my beauty necessities into. 

3. Bottles must be no more than 100ml and the bag must include no more than 1 litre.
Remember they go on the size of the containers, even if there is the tiniest amount left in the container. So if you have a 100ml bottle of foundation, with only a small amount in the bottom, that's still classed as 100ml of your allowance, you're better off dispersing into a smaller 'sample size' tub.





4. Be aware of what products are actually liquids.
Sounds silly but it often causes some confusion. Ask yourself 'does it melt' or as security asked my friend, 'does it spread?' haha. Your mascaras, brow wax, lipsticks, lip balm... all liquids. In my liquids bag I packed my Acti Labs 3D Corrector, Estee Lauder Foundation and Acti Labs Collagen Day Cream in plastic sample pots, I dispersed my Acti Labs Collagen & Kelp Body Fondant into an old Nivea tub and then had my Nivea Lip Balm, Acti Labs Brow Wax, Lancome Defincils mascara, a small bottle of perfume from Primark, my favourite nude MAC lipstick, Acti Labs Le Joli Crayon in Posh, a travel sized Nivea shower cream and Dove deodorant. 

5. If you're going with friends, share products amongst you.
Spread out the allowance between you, if you can. Share toothpaste, hair products, etc. so you're not all taking multiples of the same thing.

6. Buy duty free or once you arrive.
I bought my sun tan oil, razors and other things I couldn't pack once I'd arrived in Spain.

7. Have a separate bag for everything else. Don't waste space in your liquids bag by putting non-liquids in. 
I got this cute marble effect makeup bag. Guess where from? haha, and filled it with my favourite powders and pencils. I took my The Balm Betty-Lou Manizer, The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer, Acti Labs Lip Pencils in buff & pink nude, Acti Labs Eye Pencil in black and Rimmel eye kohl in white. Then of course my other bits and bobs.




8. Pack multi purpose make up. 
Makeup palettes that don't take up too much room but can be used for different things are perfect. I used my Acti Labs Illuminating Palette for bronze, blush, highlight, on my eyes and to ombre my lips. And I love my pink Acti Labs Diamond Dust for a gorgeous all over glow, blush or on the eyes.




What about you,
Do you have any tips?



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Monday, 26 June 2017

June Beauty Favourites






It's been a while since I did a beauty favourites post but it was super easy to choose my five most favourite, most used products this month, although I've been loving so much lately this post could easily have been a strong ten products long, haha. 

But I've managed to shortlist my favourites and here are my favourite beauty bits this month...





Acti Labs Collagen & Kelp Fondant (£29.50)

I'm excited to introduce you to this amazing stuff!! I'm now onto my second tub and I use it daily. I'm slightly obsessed with using collagen on my skin right now. I'm in my thirties and it's getting harder for me to keep my skin looking it's best. 

This stuff keeps my skin soft, smooth and firm. It has anti-ageing anti cellulite properties and skin healing ingredients. It's perfect for sun bun, dry skin and eczema.

My skin honestly has never felt so supple. If you fancy giving this stuff a go, click here




Pamper Boutique Bath Bombs

I love bath bombs so I treated myself to a box of them from my friend who makes these amazing bath bombs and bubble bombs in the most amazing fragrances. 

They don't seem to contain the skin softening properties that Lush bath bombs do, but they do smell amazing and send the bath water a gorgeous colour. It's amazing how bright bath water changes your mood. 




Kiehls Damage Reparing & Rehydrating Leave-In Treatment (£20.00)

My hair is naturally very dry and with the bleach from the balayage, I need to keep treating it with the best possible products that will help my hair looking and feeling in good condition. This leave-in treatment is infused with moringa tree oil and hydrating ingredients to help fortify and smooth hair.

It has helped keep my hair feeling healthy and I love knowing that it is working hard to reverse any damage. 




Acti Labs Mega Matte Liquid Lipstick in Diva (£11.00)

You want your liquid lipstick to last all day right? Check. To go on smoothly? Check. To have amazing pigment and long lasting colour? Check.

These newly formulated mattes feel really comfortable on the lips and it's not budging all day and I love that! It's a gorgeous shade too, definitely been a favourite to reach for this month!

To see all the shades available, click here. The original formula mega mattes are currently on offer at just £8.50, grab them while stocks last here.




The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer (£19.99)

I've possibly spoke about this before, but it deserves a mention again, it's THAT GOOD!
I use it every single day without fail, it is THE best highlighter!! I also sometimes use it on my eyes. I'll be gutted when I reach pan with this! It's a beauty! A sheer yet highly pigmented highlight, it's perfect to accentuate those check and brow bones!



What about you, 
what have you been loving this month?


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Friday, 16 June 2017

Spring Update

Hi guys,

It's finally Summer, yaaaaas!! My favourite time of year! And also time for my Spring Update.

It was quite possibly the hardest few months of my life if I'm honest. But I'm happy to leave that behind me and have an amazing Summer. 




March

So at the very end of February I found out that the man I spent the past 8 years with, settled with and started a family with had been having an affair for the past year. 

So March was tough. 

I had to deal with what had happened myself, as well as pick up the pieces for my children. My eldest is obviously old enough to understand and was heartbroken. It has massively affected him. My youngest has been very confused but is slowly adapting to life with Daddy not living at home with us anymore, not having a family; Mummy & Daddy not being together anymore, the way he was supposed to grow up. 

I threw myself in to spending quality time with the boys, making sure they were okay and understood that I loved them and I wasn't going anywhere. Lots of fun days out and keeping them busy. 

I also took some time out for myself, to go see The Full Monty at the local concert hall. Watching some of my fave former Hollyoaks men get their bums out cheered me up a bit, if only for a couple of hours. 


My most popular post this month was The Full Monty, UK Tour.





April

So we started April with a trip to watch Justin Fletcher Live, it was so good. Taylor loved it! His little face when 'Mr Tumble' turned up! Even I was excited! haha

It was a month full of finding my feet, taking over the house and bills.
And if all that change wasn't enough, my employment stopped and I was made self employed. It's been a scary ride. I literally sat there at times thinking, 'wow, how the hell am I going to do all this by myself.'

This pushed me into making the decision to join ActiLabs. It's something I've been thinking about for the past 2 years. I use their products and I adore them. I soon found that it wasn't just another 'direct selling / money making scheme'; the company is an absolute joy to work for, they're super supportive, positive and rewarding. And the products are just amazing. I'll tell you a bit more about them in another post sometime. But if you fancy taking a look at what we do, click here.

I also took a bit of time out for a couple of weeks, to be kind to myself, treat myself... and a few days out in the sunshine with cocktails helped with that too!


My most popular post this month was Sending & Receiving Flowers.





May

May started with a trip to Butlins in Minehead. Bradley spent a week in Corfu with his Dad, so I'd booked a Just for Tots week at Butlins for Taylor. If you have under 5's, TAKE THEM! Honestly, it's such an amazing break specifically aimed at under 5's. Was such a good week. 

When we got back, I had my friends baby shower to get ready for. I was in charge of the games so I tried to go all out for her. She'd been a huge support for me over the past few weeks so I wanted to make sure she had the best time. And I think she was happy! :)

I managed to reach Diamond Status with Acti for the second month running so super happy with how that's going! Getting paid to play with makeup and take selfies can't be bad! :)

It was also Bradley's 13th birthday this month. Yes, I am now the mother of a teenager!! I'm not quite sure how that happened!!! But I made sure I spoilt him with 13 pretty fab presents and he was a very happy boy! 

It wasn't a great month for me. I think things finally caught up with me. Keeping busy, putting everything into work and the boys was all well and good but I think things finally sunk in and I fell into a really dark, dark place. It wasn't nice and I wouldn't wish that feeling on anyone. Well, any decent human being of course! There's a huge stigma surrounding mental illness, but it should be spoken about more. I was in a place that not even my 2 beautiful children were stopping me from not wanting to wake in the morning. But, it's okay not to be okay. 

Now, I'm doing well. I know I deserve to be happy. I know I deserve so much better than to be treated in such a disgusting way. I'm SO much better than all those involved. 
I won't let this ruin me. I have two beautiful boys and we're going to be happy, the three of us.
 
I don't have much support. Unfortunately I don't have family around me to help me out, advise me or check in with me. I have some great friends, that are there if I need them. But otherwise it's just me, me and my boys. Us against the world.


And I'll shine. Watch me.
BRING ON THE SUMMER!


My most popular post this month was Butlins Just for Tots week - Minehead



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Saturday, 20 May 2017

Butlins 'Just for Tots' Break - Minehead

Butlins, just for tots, toddler, holiday, minehead


Holidaying, day trips and generally entertaining my two is hard work.

With a 10 year age gap between them, it's often pretty tricky to find something they'll both be interested in. It's often a case of one being bored while the other is busy doing something they want to do, or before we separated, James and I would take turns taking one child to do something while the other kept the other one busy. 

But when Bradley arranged to go to Corfu for the week with his Dad, I jumped at the chance to take Taylor to the Just for Tots break at Butlins.

I'll throw in my disclaimer now; I am not in any way being paid for this post, I am not a Butlins Ambassador (I wish!) I just simply thought this break was bloody amazing and needed to be shouted about. ;)


Butlins, just for tots, toddler, holiday, minehead
Butlins, just for tots, toddler, holiday, minehead


I've always been a fan of Butlins for the kids, they really have thought of everything in terms of a fun packed family holiday. 
Bradley loved visiting Butlins growing up, he was just spoilt for choice at the amount of activities and things he could do. 

When he was 7 I took him abroad to Menorca. It was nice and all, and I loved being in the sun, but other than playing in the pool and a few kids clubs there wasn't much else for him to do and he often got a little bored. I ended up booking to take him to Butlins when we got home. :)

The Just for Tots breaks are aimed specifically for Under 5's. 

With fully packed entertainment schedules full of toddler friendly shows and activities, early meal times, 'drop in' activity sessions and early finishing evening entertainment, the break is designed to fit perfectly around little ones routines.


Butlins, just for tots, toddler, holiday, minehead
Butlins, just for tots, toddler, holiday, minehead


Minehead is most definitely my favourite Butlins resort.

Although it's the furthest from us, I much prefer how it is set out, and Minehead is just beautiful. The beach is lovely, and we were fortunate to be able to spend a gorgeous-ly (if it isn't in the dictionary then it should be!) warm day there, playing in the sand, splashing in the sea and eating ice cream. Pretty lucky for the first week of May!

I'd booked a Silver Suite with dining plan and housekeeping package and it still came to under £400.

And from the minute we arrived it was go, go, go. 
Taylor didn't stop.

All the staff were so friendly and accommodating. The resort was clean and really beautifully made up. You can tell a lot of work goes into making the place perfect for it's holiday makers.

The dining package is ideal as with a buffet style restaurant you're spoilt for choice for food with options even the fussiest of eaters will enjoy. Taylor loved coming up and choosing what food he would like each morning and evening. The greeting staff on the door were fantastic at getting the little ones involved, calling them by their names and making them laugh. I'm pretty sure kids under 5 eat free on this break too! 


Butlins, just for tots, toddler, holiday, minehead
Butlins, just for tots, toddler, holiday, minehead


Taylor spent most of his days in the Little Tikes village, climbing on the climbing frames and slides, and playing inside the houses. And he loved the car track, full of Little Tikes cars to speed around the track in, filling up with petrol on the way round. It took some bribing to get him out most days.

He loved watching his favourite TV characters live; it was like he'd stepped into CBeebies! He was in awe! Teletubbies, Mr Men, Mister Maker... amazing! I've never seen him sit so still before!! :) And he got to meet his favourites, have cuddles and have his photograph taken with them too.

There was so much on resort to do; the indoor Skyline is full of entertainment, shows, shops, bars, restaurants, amusements. Then there are lots of play areas and playgrounds, the fantastic Splash Waterworld pool, the fairground, the children's indoor fairground, the library and the arts and crafts room in which we had fun playing with Playdoh one day and creating a dinosaur collage the next. 

There was so much that we didn't get to do too; the Puddle Ducks swimming lessons, toddler football, soft play, balance ability and so much more. 


Butlins, just for tots, toddler, holiday, minehead
Butlins, just for tots, toddler, holiday, minehead

It was an amazing week, hats off to Butlins who pulled out all the stops for the Just for Tots week and I'll definitely look into bringing Taylor back again. Although we hadn't been back more than 2 days before I booked a cheeky little break with the boys and our friends for next year! :)

If you get the chance to visit, go go go!



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Sunday, 2 April 2017

Sending & Receiving Flowers

How do you show your love, to your loved ones, family & friends? What about the ones that live further afield? 

A lot of my closest friends live far away and I don't get to see them as much as I'd like. It's difficult on special occasions or even when they're going through tough times, to be there for them as I'd like. I like to send little cards to let them know I'm thinking of them. And I've been known to send flowers too.

Do you like receiving flowers? For me, it depends who they're from. 
When I'd receive them from my ex-partner, I always thought it was a cop-out; he'd regularly pick some up from work on special occasions because he couldn't be bothered to make any effort and put any thought into anything else. But when I receive them from a friend or family member that lives far away, I LOVE the fact that they've personally chose and purchased flowers online for me! Such a lovely feeling! 

A recent survey found that Northerners are more likely to buy flowers than Southerners. What do you think of that? Being from the Midlands I'm staying well out of that debate ;)



What is your favourite flower? 
Apparently 83% of people associate the classic red rose with 'love'. I do like to receive red roses as a token of love. However, my favourite flowers are tulips. I love different coloured tulips in the Spring time!

In Columbia, they have a special day to mark 'Love and Friendship'. Groups of friends gather together for dinner or drinks for a 'Amigo Secreto' (Secret Friend) event, similar to Secret Santa. I love that! Sending flowers to loved ones is also a popular way to mark the day.

While in Korea, they celebrate love and friendship every month! The 14th of every month is a celebration of friends and lovers. For example, May 14th is 'Yellow Day' where couples buy each other yellow roses! Cute.

Fancy telling someone you're thinking of them? Why not consider a flower delivery from Flying Flowers?


I think we should have a special friendship day here too, don't you? 
Make mine tulips... just for future reference! ;)


*In collaboration with Flying Flowers.

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Sunday, 26 March 2017

Toddler Friendly Places to Eat : TGI Fridays

TGI Fridays, Highcross Leicester, family friendly


Eating out with my 2 year old is one of the most stressful situations for me as a parent. He has been known to throw cutlery across a restaurant, shout and scream, not sit still and generally be very hard work. It can be hard to find a place ideal for him when we're out at lunch times;  the thought of him having a tantrum because he's hungry and fed up of waiting for his food makes me shy away from places I would eat at without him. And then there's the battle between good, nutritional food and convenience. I would often find myself heading for certain fast food restaurants simply for the ease and speed of service, but of course I don't want to be feeding my toddler fast food every time we're out...

Which is why I decided to create a series on my blog, visiting different restaurants and reviewing how Toddler Friendly they are. You may have seen my previous post reviewing Bodega Leicester



TGI Fridays, Highcross Leicester, family friendly


We decided to see how family friendly TGI Fridays was.

The lovely people at TGI's HQ sent me this fantastic goody box to take with us, to keep little man amused during our lunch. It included a Team Fridays hat, crayons, puzzle paper, a balloon pump, tons of modelling balloons, and Taylor's favourite part, a Gingerbread man & squeezy icing!


TGI Fridays, Highcross Leicester, family friendly


On Sundays, they're currently offering a FREE ice cream sundae to every child in fancy dress!
So Taylor dressed up in his Bob the Builder costume, hard hat and all, and off we went to our local Fridays.

Our nearest TGI Fridays is set on the corner of Highcross shopping centre's food court, full of amazing eateries. Highcross Leicester is a lovely family friendly shopping centre with great facilities and family parking. It took us a lot longer to arrive at TGI's as Taylor had to stop to play on the interactive play screen and try out all the Strollex trolley cars which are available to hire, to make shopping a little less stressful for parents and more fun for little ones. I think I'm definitely going to have to hire one next time as Taylor is desperate for a ride in the cars! :)

We arrived just in time and were shown to our table by the lovely waiting staff, before Taylor was gifted an amazing modelling balloon, how cool is this?


TGI Fridays, Highcross Leicester, family friendly


Entertainment 

Keeping Taylor amused is very difficult, he's not a child that will sit still for very long. So this is something that is so important to me when eating out; does the restaurant offer anything to keep young children amused while waiting for their food?

As well as the fantastic balloon, they offer a 'kids pack' which includes some puzzle and colouring paper and crayons. Taylor will often get bored of this, he's possibly a little young, so we were lucky to have the goody box for him to attempt to pump his own balloons and decorate his gingerbread man which he really enjoyed. The gingerbread men are available to purchase to decorate, for £2.49.


TGI Fridays, Highcross Leicester, family friendly


Menu

Many kids menus are quite standard. I'm looking for variety and nutritional options...

TGI's have two sections to their Kids Menu; Little League and Major League for older children. The Little League menu offers five options for little ones to choose from, including burgers, fish, chicken & pasta, and all come with a small pot of apple, cucumber and carrot. 

Taylor went for the Tomato Tubes pasta, and out came a huge bowl of yummy pasta, which he really enjoyed.


TGI Fridays, Highcross Leicester, family friendly
TGI Fridays, Highcross Leicester, family friendly


Of course I had to show you my amazing steak, with Jack Daniels sauce and the beautifully creamy mash. Totally worth a mention, it really is lovely!


TGI Fridays, Highcross Leicester, family friendly


We asked for Taylor's ice cream sundae as he started to get a little bored and wouldn't sit still but he managed to demolish it before our sundae's even arrived! They were very yummy! 


TGI Fridays, Highcross Leicester, family friendly
TGI Fridays, Highcross Leicester, family friendly
Overall, we really enjoyed our lunch at TGI Fridays, the food was perfect and the waiting staff were super lovely. It did get a little stressful at times while waiting for food, as little man doesn't like to sit still for very long and spent most of the time trying to climb over seats and run off! But they do offer some great bits for entertainment to keep them amused.
I would recommend TGI Fridays as a Toddler Friendly Place to Eat, but recommend taking something along to entertain them. I will be happy to visit them with my little whirlwind again very soon.

*In collaboration with TGI Fridays and Highcross Leicester
As always, all words, opinions and images are my own



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Friday, 17 March 2017

My new favourite post-workout snack

post-workout snack, healthy, taste inc, chicken fillet


This year I started kickboxing classes, plus working out more at home (although I should do more of that!) but I always struggle with finding the best foods to eat before and after a workout, particularly after. 

By the time I get home from my kickboxing class, it's about 9:30pm and I'm usually pretty hungry at that point and my body ready to re-fuel. But of course it's far too late to cook anything and I usually find a protein shake a bit too much at that time too. 
So when I heard about Taste Inc Chargrilled Chicken Fillets* I was pretty eager to try them out!


post-workout snack, healthy, taste inc, chicken fillet
post-workout snack, healthy, taste inc, chicken fillet


100% chargrilled chicken fillets, high in protein, low in saturated fat, salt and carbs and only 45 calories per portion (52 cals for the spicy version) they make THE perfect post-workout snack!

Ready to eat straight from the fridge, the mini fillets are quick and easy to reach for when I get in from my class and they're super tasty. They're the perfect size too, not too heavy and fill me up just nicely before I settle down for bed.

I've also used the spicy fillets heated up with some steamed veg for dinner before a workout and the kids loved them too. And of course I'm happy knowing they're eating good quality, healthy tender chicken breast! Mummy thumbs up!

In fact, I'm a bit gutted now they've ran out! ;)


post-workout snack, healthy, taste inc, chicken fillet


Taste Inc Chargrilled Chicken Fillets are available from Nisa, Ocado and Morrisons in packs of 5 at £2.70 (and also available individually).



What do you enjoy as a post-workout snack?



*I received these snacks for the purpose of this review.
All words and opinions are, as always, my own.


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