Posts tagged Tesco

Wedding Hair from THX

Those of you who follow me on Twitter or Instagram might know that I went back to Cardiff last weekend for the wedding of one of my best friends.  It was a really lovely day and the bride looked so beautiful!  We were so lucky with the weather as well – it was sunny all day and warm enough to wear our dresses outside for all of the photos.  It felt more like June than October!

Anyway, the reason for the post, other than showing you some wedding photos, is to tell you about how I did my hair. As you probably already know I have really curly hair naturally but it tends to be much curlier at the front and annoyingly flat at the back.  For a while now I’ve been looking for some tongs to get the back of my hair to match up with the front and I finally got around to getting some just in time for the wedding.  I went with the THX Hold Tight 19mm Curling Tongs which you can get from Tesco for the bargain price of £21.94.  The tongs heat up really quickly and you can start off with them not too hot and keep increasing the heat until you find the one that works for your hair which is great if, like me, you are paranoid about burning your hair!  The barrel is the exact right size to match my curls at the front which makes the back look much more natural.  You can see from this photo how curly the front is (sorry about the colour – it gets dark early up here in Aberdeen so there is no daylight left when I get home from work!). The other photo shows the back of my hair after I’ve used the tongs on the top layer. It makes the back less flat and the curls more defined.I’m so pleased with these tongs at would definitely recommend them!

Has anyone else tried anything from the THX range?

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Smirnoff Cocktails

I’ve recently tried the new Smirnoff Cocktails and I think they are brilliant.  Although you miss out on the fun of making the cocktails yourself, you do get lovely tasting cocktails quickly and easily.  All you have to do is make sure you drink them straight from the fridge and maybe have some garnishes (fresh mint or lime) on hand.  They are perfect for those of us who don’t have cocktails often enough to have invested in a proper cocktail shaker!  The two flavours I’ve tried are the Cosmopolitan and Mojito.  I’d never had a Mojito before but it tasted delicious and the Cosmopolitan tasted exactly like the ones I’ve made.  The cocktails cost £13.99 which is definitely worth it – I know I will be buying them again!  They can be found at Morrisons, Tesco, Co-op and ASDA.

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Easiyo Yogurt Maker

I used my Easiyo Yogurt Maker for the first time a few days ago and was very impressed by how simple it was.  The Yogurt Maker Starter Pack includes the yogurt maker, a jar, a yogurt cookbook, a natural yogurt sachet and a real fruit squirt which is a topping to go on your yogurt.  You can buy all of these items separately if you need extras or replacements.  The only part you will need to buy regularly if you plan to make your own yogurt are the yogurt sachets which come in a number of different flavours including Apricot and Strawberry.

There are only 3 steps to making your own yogurt:

    1. Mix the yogurt sachet with cold water in the yogurt jar.
    2. Pour boiling water into the yogurt maker up to the line and then put the jar inside.
    3. Wait for 8-12 hours for 1 litre of yogurt.

After the yogurt is ready, it is best to leave it in the fridge for a few hours to chill.  Otherwise the texture is slightly slimy and warm yogurt just feels and tastes wrong!  I used a strawberry flavoured sachet and it tasted exactly like shop bought yogurt so I’m looking forward to trying some of the other flavours.  The yogurt cookbook which comes with the Started Pack has some interesting recipes including salad dressings, main courses, cakes and dips.  I haven’t tried any of the recipes yet but they look simple enough and have photos to show you what they should look like.

Yogurt made in the Easiyo Yogurt Maker has no colours or preservatives and as it is freshly made, contains more absorbable calcium than milk.  Yogurts also contain live cultures which have a limited life so freshly made yogurt is better for you than shop bought stuff.

You can buy the Easiyo Yogurt Maker at Lakeland, Julian Graves and Holland & Barrett.  The Starter Pack costs £19.99 in Lakeland with the sachets costing around £10 for 6 depending on the flavour.  £10 for 6 litres seems to work out slightly cheaper than similar shop bought yogurts (that’s from looking on the Tesco website!) so you should make your money back on the Started Pack if you keep on making your own yogurt.

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