Scrub Love - Mint Temptation Coffee Scrub

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Hey Guys!

Today I’m back with a review of Scrub Love’s coffee body scrub. 

I was super excited to receive the coffee scrub after hearing so much hype on social media about them - I love exfoliators but always forget to use them!! 

I received the Mint Temptation scented scrub which smells absolutely incredible – I love mint and coffee and this smells almost like mint choc chip ice cream, yummy. Other scents available Original Lovin’ and Coconut Affair, mmm!

Scrub Love products are 100% natural, organic and fairtrade and they use coffee that is ethically sourced and Rainforest-Alliance Approved so you can scrub with a clear conscience.

Mint Temptation features the following ingredients; roast organic coffee, peppermint oil, tea tree oil, dead sea salt, argan oil and aloe vera – all fantastic ingredients on their own with wonderful healing properties.

The coffee scrub promises to banish blemishes, target acne, stretch marks and cellulite – what a wonder product!

Benefits of coffee scrubs are that the ground coffee buffs away dead skin cells while protecting the new skin underneath. The high caffeine content stimulates circulation and this in turn can promote healing in problem areas.

I absolutely love this scrub – I left the scrub on my face for several minutes and felt a nice warm tingling underneath. My skin felt silky and smooth afterwards and well moisturised! I will definitely be adding this to my usual shower routine and using the coffee scrub several times a week :)

I would advise scrubbing up a storm in the tub or shower as the coffee grounds get everywhere, but the results are worth it.
Scrub Loves Mint Temptation comes in a 200ml sized resealable pouch and retails at £12.95 which is fantastic value for the amount you receive!
Check out the hashtag on Instagram #babesthatscrub for some fantastic images of the scrub in use!

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* I was gifted this product in exchange for a review but all opinions are my own

Luxury Family Breaks

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Run out of ideas for the rest of the Half Term break? Or just run out of steam full stop!?

There's still time to treat the family to a luxury, relaxing weekend away! 

Kingsmills Hotel is offering luxury family breaks at their stunning location in Inverness just a mere 1 mile from Inverness Castle!

From £95 per person you can enjoy 1 night accommodation in one of Kingsmills Hotel new luxury family rooms which includes a full Scottish breakfast, 3 course dinner for two in their Inglis Restaurant  and 2 children (under 11) will stay free of charge and eat from their own children's menu at dinner! 

What a fantastic offer!!

To book visit:

Half Term Break Ideas

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Well the Half Term break has certainly snuck up on us! 

We're hoping to go to London for a day out next weekend and visit the Science Museum or the Aquarium, maybe take in a show and have a nice dinner somewhere but we did consider traveling further afield...

We have been toying with the idea of visiting Scotland for several months now. Taking a long weekend, hiring a car and touring some of the landmarks. Hike around the Highlands, search out the Loch Ness Monster or gaze at the amazing architecture of Inverness Cathedral.

I feel tired just thinking about those activities!! And of course we'll need somewhere to rest our heads for a couple of nights and what better place than the Kingsmill Hotel!

A beautiful luxury 4* hotel and spa set in 4 acres of grounds, just under 10 miles from Inverness Airport with Half Term Breaks starting at just £80per person! 

Why not take this perfect opportunity to relax and recharge with the family:

Eat Clean 2016! #3

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Here's the 3rd installment of my Eat Clean 2016! journey and I am in full swing and starting to notice the changes :)

Below are a few of my meals from January. I have learnt over the past couple of weeks that seasoning is the key to a tasty meal and I usually add more than required which I think is absolutely making these dishes! Before I tended to air on the side of caution but I am becoming brave in my cooking and it's paying off.

 . Healthy fry up - scrambled egg, mushrooms, bacon, tomatoes . Roasted veggie & feta bake with salmon and lemon, bacon, mushroom sitr-fry . Chicken tikka salad . Tuna & Avocado salad .
. Broccoli and Stilton soup . Sausages & veggies in a tomato sauce . Homemade bunless burgers with brown rice & veggie stir-fry . Salted caramel granola .


More recipes coming soon - don't forget to follow me on Instagram :)

Salted Caramel Granola

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Last weekend I wanted to cook up a batch of tasty granola to top some Greek yogurt I was saving as a sweet treat. Trying to find something different from the norm but still "clean" was a challenge - I searched Pinterest for ages and then decided to amend some of the recipes I found.

This recipe too around 2 and a half hours but it was cooked in the slow cooker and my gosh it is delicious!!

Firstly I gathered my ingredients and slow cooker and set to work...

I added a bag of mixed unsalted nuts to my blended and gave them a quick whiz so they were still a bit chunky.

I then added 4 cups of oats and blended mixed nuts to my slow cooker (set on high) and mixed thoroughly.

In a microwave proof bowl I mixed cashew butter, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla and salted caramel extract and sea salt and blitzed for 30 seconds  then whisked with a fork.

Next I poured over the wet mixture and added a packet of Nakd's Salted Caramel fruit & nut nibbles and gave it a good stir.

I then checked the granola at half hour increments until it was lovely and toasted golden brown.

Once cooked I spread the granola out on a lined baking tray to cool completely and just before transferring to my storage container I added a handful of dark chocolate chips.

I love this recipe so much - it tastes like Crunchy Nut Granola! I have used it on so many meals and snacks -  topped on porridge, Greek yogurt, added to a banana sandwich, in smoothies! The possibilities are endless!


4 cups of rolled oats
1 bag of mixed unsalted nuts (blended to a chunky consistency) 
1/2 cup of melted coconut oil
1/2 cup of cashew butter
1/2 cup of maple syrup
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of salted caramel flavouring
1 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 bag of Nakd Salted Caramel fruit and nut nibbles
1 handful of dark chocolate chips (optional)


Blend nuts and add to slow cooker (high setting) with 4 cups of oats - mix well.

Add coconut oil, cashew butter, maple syrup, vanilla and salted caramel, sea salt to a microwave bowl and heat for 30 seconds - whisk with a fork.

Pour over oat and nut mixture, add Salted Caramel fruit and nut nibbles and combine.

Cook for 2-3 hours, stirring every half hour until golden brown.

Transfer to baking tray lined with parchment paper to cool.

Add dark chocolate chips and store in a sealed container.


Eat Clean 2016! #2

Sunday, 17 January 2016

A couple of weeks ago I posted about the meals I had cooked so far during 2016 beginning my Eat Clean journey (well for this year at least).

I'm pleased to say that I am still going strong and have flourished with the aid of some new cookbooks and inspiration from Pinterest and Instagram.

I'm thoroughly enjoy cooking and testing out new recipes that are both healthy and nutritious is spurring me on (plus the extra energy from eating well!)

Below are pictures taken from my Instagram account where I try to post all my meals daily - I'm going to try and tie the pictures up with a blog post recipe soon so watch this space!!

. Meal Prep - egg muffins . Chicken and cashew stir fry . Turkey meatballs with tagliatelle . Chicken and Quinoa salad .
. Overnight Oats Smoothie . Cheesy Chicken and Chorizo with Spinach . Wrapless burrito . Scrambled egg, avocado, plum tomatoes .

I struggle with breakfast ideas and ideally would like things I can pack and take to work with me so any suggestions would be fab! I tend to be having Overnight Oat smoothies 3 times a week and forcing myself up early 2 days during the working week to make some eggs to mix things up a bit!

Recipes coming soon but if there is anything you've seen that you want me to prioritize just let me know in the comments below and I'll get them up asap!

Eat Clean 2016!

Saturday, 2 January 2016

After a brief Christmas break I am back with an overview of my 2016 meals so far (yes it has only been 2 days!) 

. Welcome 2016 .  Sale buys - Jamie Oliver Mortar & Pestle, Breville Blend Active . Poached eggs for the 1st time . Cheesy cauliflower bites with jalapeno and bacon .

Me and my husband are making a conscious effort to eat "clean" this year and I have spent the 2-week break over the festive season reading some awesome cookbooks and getting some yummy recipes together ready to try in the New Year.

. Homemade tortilla chips . Fresh prawn salad with a curried yogurt dressing . Snack-time! Apple, banana and Whole Earth peanut butter. Eat Clean .

I read the Deliciously Ella book cover to cover in one day! It was so good and a really interesting read. It opened my eyes to a plant-based diet and although it wont work for me and my household personally it has motivated me to incorporate more meat-free meals into my week, so much so I have proposed #meatlessmonday

Stay tuned for some awesome recipes coming soon and don't forget to follow me on Instagram to see my day-to-day meals and snacks!
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