Haul of my Life: The Body Shop

The Body Shop Haul

Due to my skin having a catastrophic freak out lately causing me to sprout angry spots all over my face and after hearing such wonderful things about the Body Shop’s tea tree range, I thought I would give it a go. But during my purchasing I got a bit carried away and bought more than I bargained for. They had a lot of deals on so I would have been silly to pass up the opportunity to fix my skin.

The Body Shop’s focus is creating products that are “inspired by nature” and are very big on sourcing ingredients for their products through the Community Fair Trade program. I used to really love The Body Shop when I was younger so I am glad that I have once again relight the flame!

Here are the wonderful items I purchased:-

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Another great thing about The Body Shop is that if you join their clubcard scheme you get a free gift however there is a £5.00 fee for joining the scheme (so I suppose not entirely free). But the Warming Mineral Mask that I received retails at £10.00 so you are technically getting 50% off!

If you would wish for me to review any of the products in the picture above please let me know. Especially if you’d like to know if the tea tree range actually helps to combat breakouts and spots.

That’s all from me, I hope you had/have a lovely day.

Megan :)

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo [+] Review

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo [+]
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One of this years most in demand products, praised worldwide by models and people alike, this little product is taking the world by storm. It helps correct the appearance of imperfections, even skin texture and unclog blocked pores”

I haven’t been using this for the longest period of time but like it states on the packaging – within 24 hours: imperfections look visibly less red” which was found by a cosmetoclinical study on 38 subjects.  I can also confirm from using this every night for the past few months just how true this is.

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This little product truly is a miracle worker in a 40ml tube.  From a young age I have suffered with breakouts and acne prone skin, I have tried many spot combating products with many good results and some bad.  Some of the products I have used ended up bleaching every single towel in the house. But out of all the creams and lotions I have used, either prescribed by the doctor or bought at my local pharmacy this is by far my favourite.

I noticed within a few days of using this that my skin was slowly improving and within a matter of weeks my breakouts became less often to none existent.  Instead of waking up with greasy skin in the morning it would feel very matte, this is why the Effaclar Duo Plus can also be used as a primer.  Which I have also used it for; it not only keeps breakouts at bay throughout the day but also keeps makeup in place.  

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I would suggest to anyone out there wanting to improve not only their skin condition but also any acne problems they may suffer with that this is the go to product.  It is priced at £15.50 which can seem a bit steep for spot cream but it is a multi-tasking genius so is worth the price tag.

However if you want something a little cheaper I will be testing The Body Shop Tea Tree Night Lotion which is priced at £9.00 and from the ratings has a great track record for helping improve breakouts and acne issues, if this seems more your price tag look out for my post on this item – coming soon. :)

You can pick this product up at your local Boots store or online here  —> www.boots.com/La-Roche-Posay-Effaclar-Duo along with several other outlets.  Let me know what you think of the La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo [+] in the comment section below as I would leave to hear your opinion.

That’s all from me for today,

Megan x :) 

Graze Tester Box

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This is my first box from Graze however due to how long it has taken me to write this short review of the healthy goodies I got, I have since received my second box.  The first box is free so can be seen as a trial run for the boxes you’ll receive in future.  They have several different boxes to choose from – Breakfast Variety Box,  Goodybox (Especially made with Kids in mind) Light  Box (Low-calorie snacks, 50-150 calories) and much much more.

I opted for the Nibble Box as you get a choice of everything and it isn’t focused just on one meal a day like the Breakfast box is, I am awful for snacking especially at work so having some healthy treats I can snack on seems like a far better idea than a Kit Kat…even though I do love them! They are one of my many chocolate Achilles heel.

Another amazing thing about Graze is that you can rate food; anything you love they’ll send often, anything you like they’ll send every so often and things you hate…well you’ll hopefully never see their ugly faces again – I am looking at you dried fruit.  They also have the “send soon” option which is basically what it says on the tin.  HURRY UP AND SEND ME THE GOODIES GRAZE NOW!  You might not get them the next box but you will be due to get them eventually depending on how many send soon options you click!

The first item I got and by far my most hated –
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Ingredients:-

  • Rhubarb Pieces: rhubarb, sugar, sunflower oil
  • Pear: pear, lemon juice concentrate
  • Cranberries: cranberries, sugar, sunflower oil

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There is nothing more to say on this item apart from that I really didn’t enjoy it, I hate dried fruit there are only certain fruit I’ll eat that are dried.  I am not a huge fan of the texture.  Never had tried rhubarb before so thought I’d leave the rating as try and find out first hand my opinion of it, be a bit more open with my food.  But even despite the texture it just tasted awful, I am not a huge fan of rhubarb or this food item in general so will not (hopefully) be getting this again in future boxes.

Next up –
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[Japanese Seaweed Rice Crackers]

Ingredients:-

Rice, Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Modified Tapioca Starch, Maltodextrin, Soy Sauce (water, soya beans, wheat, salt), Lactose (milk), Seaweed, Salt, Paprika, Soy Sauce Powder (soya beans, wheat, salt, maltodextrin), Disodium Guanylate, Disodium Inosinate, Chilli

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Love, love, love this!! I loved the sound of it from the beginning and so pleased I received these in my first box.  Didn’t know they had chilli in until now but that definitely explains the kick – it all makes sense now! Would have these again without a second thought, delicious and different.

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Ingredients:-

Blanched Peanuts: peanuts

Caramel Milk Chocolate Buttons: sugar, cocoa butter, whole milk powder, skimmed milk powder, cocoa mass, caramel powder (skimmed milk powder, milk proteins, sugar, butter [milk]), whey powder (milk), lactose (milk), soya lecithin, natural vanilla flavouring

Fudge Pieces: sugar, glucose syrup, sweetened condensed milk, vegetable oil, butter (milk), soya lecithin, natural vanilla flavouring, salt

Raisins: raisins, sunflower oil

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I really enjoyed this; the chocolate buttons were to die for!  The fudge pieces were a little too small but still tasted amazing and the only thing I wasn’t too keen on was the raisins but they are just disgusting dried fruit so that was to be expected from me.  Really did love these and can’t wait to try them again.


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Ingredients:-

Cheese Flavoured Cashews: cashew nuts (94%), maltodextrin, onion powder, rice flour, tapioca starch, maize starch, salt, sugar, yeast extract powder, natural flavouring, paprika, turmeric, garlic powder, white pepper

Baked Herb Bites: rice, rice bran oil, sugar, tapioca starch, soy sauce (soya beans, wheat, tapioca starch, caramel), salt, tomato, oregano, onion, white pepper, disodium guanylate, disodium inosinate

Salsa Corn Sticks:  corn (71%), vegetable oil, salsa flavouring (4%)

(lactose [milk], natural flavouring, chilli powder, onion powder, garlic powder, citric acid, salt)

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I have always loved savoury items – they make a nice change to chocolate and cake.  This was just perfect for me and what I like. This definitely gets a love rating!

If you wish to try Graze for yourself, use the code below to get your first and fifth box free. Just visit –> https://www.graze.com/uk/ to get yours now! :)  The code is 2K4LLXFCB for those of you who can’t make it out below and for every person that signs up and uses my friendcode £1.00 will go to the Graze School of Farming.  It is a great cause and helps people in Uganda grow food for not only themselves but their families and allows them to sell all produce they grow to local markets for income. This is  a charity that will help families and individuals in Uganda and creates many opportunities. For more information on this charity look no further than—> https://www.graze.com/uk/school

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That’s all from me,
Megan :)

August Loot Crate – Heroes

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Do you have the makings of being a hero?!

Remember “Nothing starts until you take action”

Please enjoy this months little treats from the amazing people at Loot Crate, who once again went above and beyond with the Loot Crate exclusive item.  The item this months is truly incredible and by far one of my favourites…especially the glow in the dark added effect!

TMNT Full Figure by Kidrobot

“We’ve seen a handful of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movies and Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird created these heroes in a halfshell way back in 1984 and probably not with the idea that they’d become so popular! Cowabunga dudes!”

My Opinion: I used to watch TMNT when I was a child but that’s as far as my fandom (if you can even call it that) goes with TMNT, I am not really a huge fan. This is one fandom I missed out on getting in to however the new TMNT film coming out looks…awful! The Ninja Turtles themselves have a striking resemblance to Shrek and this is one film I can live without seeing. I don’t think it’ll be a big blockbuster hit; more a flop than a knockout! But I could be wrong! 

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Funko POP! Groot Exclusive by Funko & Marvel

“Did you know this little guy has been in the Marvel Universe since 1960?…Now, he and his fuzzy companion are taking the world by storm in this month’s box-office hit: Guardians of the Galaxy! Did I mention his arm glows in the dark? I didn’t? Well, check it out!”

My Opinion: I love Funko POP! Figures. Since starting Loot Crate and looking elsewhere online I have started to build up a small collection of these fabulous items. This is not only my favourite item in this crate but my favourite item out of all the crates I have had in the past! If you haven’t seen Guardians of the Galaxy yet you are missing out, it is this summer’s must watch film (in my mind – way better than Lucy and the new Transformers combined).

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TMNT Mask Glasses by H2W

“Show your Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle pride with these bandana glasses!… You can show your love for not just the series but the new big-budget flick from Michael Bay…Cowabunga, dudes!”

My Opinion: If I was a fan of TMNT I would probably like these but I really don’t, they are cool for fans but I wouldn’t wear them. Maybe if I was going to see the new TMNT film I would but I doubt that’s going to happen. At least this matches up with the Donatello figure – on purpose or just coincident? *Twilight Zone music*

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Shoe Lightning Bolts by Schwings

“Now, these fun lil’ bolts that lace into your shoes and make you look ready to race out into action like The Flash!…Let us see how these lighten up your walks, runs and if you figure out how to take off into space – we want to see that too!”

My Opinion: These straightaway reminded me of Percy Jackson; when I was a huge fan of the books and just as the first film was coming out I got something similar to this along with a winged converse air freshener. Of course Percy is a hero of his own accord, there are some perks to being the son of Poseidon. Fortunately these relate to the incredible superhero The Flash, I am looking forward to putting these onto some shoes of mine hopefully I’ll become the Usian Bolt of England – one can dream.

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Sonic Air Freshener by Sega & Epic Scents

“Sonic’s arrival on Sega’s systems in 1991 signalled a burst in speed that everyone loved. You can keep your car, locker or pretty much anywhere you can hang these fellas…Not a bad way to show your love for these gaming favourites!”

My Opinion: I don’t own a car nor do I have a locker but I am sure I can find somewhere to hang this little gem or I could always pass this onto one of my gaming friends who owns a car. It all depends on what this smells like, fingers crossed for something sweet flavoured!

Magnet 2×3.5 by Loot Crate Labs

“Magnet – Deadpool is one of our all-time favourite Anti-heroes and this is his favourite breakfast cereal…Chimichang’Os!”

My Opinion: Who doesnt’t love the anti-hero Deadpool, after last months socks it is nice to have another item relating to him.  I just need to find somewhere amazing to stick it.

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Due to the hype last months box caused with its interior design, this month as promised they did exactly the same and went all out! I am so impressed and for obvious reasons cannot throw this away.

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Another cool part about this box is that underneath the rug is a hidden section.  I think it is another part of the sofa and ten another rug but I am not entirely sure.  If anyone knows it to be something different, please tell me in the comment section down below! :)

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Don’t miss out for next months Loot Crate; subscriptions for September are now open and you can get 10% off by using the code: SAVE10

If you’d rather just read about what items are in next months crate instead of getting one for yourself please feel free to follow my blog as I am not intending on stopping my subscription to Loot Crate anytime soon and will be doing monthly posts of what amazing items I receive.

If you do wish to subscribe to Loot Crate, you can do that here: ——> http://www.lootcrate.com

They ship to America, Canada, Australia and England, along with now Ireland, The Netherlands, Germany, Norway and Sweden, so if you live in any of these countries you can get yours now!

That’s all from me,

Megan x :)
I am not being paid by any of the mentioned companies to make this review. All the views expressed by myself in this review are strictly my own.

Loot Crate August Theme Reveal

As this months reveal video has finally been released by the great guys at Loot Crate I thought I would reveal this months theme.

You didn’t think we’d let the bad guys have all the glory. This month we have assembled an awesome collection that celebrates good guys. Items in our crate draw from HEROES in both geek & gamer lore…Last but not least, our custom box last month was so well received that you’ll get another surprise when you open your August one!

That’s right this month theme is in fact Heroes! And for those of you who didn’t get to see last months Loot Crate, this was the genius little surprise inside everyone’s box:-

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Now I’ll stop with my ranting and let loose the visionary masterpiece that can be seen below. Enjoy!

I’m Feeling all Nostalgic…

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Bringing back some very good memories of amazing games that I had the privilege of playing and immersing myself in their world.

See the picture for yourself here at Cheezburger.com —> http://cheezburger.com/8201191936

They have a lot of amazing pictures both nerdy and funny so feel free to check out their site; it may become apart of your daily routine as well. :)