Alexa Sky Botanicals -Soothed 'N Uplifted Wellness Tea + Giveaway


We at Precious Little Worlds are very excited in our new adventure along side 
Alexa Sky Botanicals to bring you the reader some amazing items / offers plus reviews,but first of all lets take a closer look at the brand.



Alexa Sky Botanicals is proud to bring to its customers health, beauty and anti aging skincare products that are natural and highly effective with organic plant and flower oils, aromatic waters, herbs, clays and active botanical extracts with pure therapeutical qualities.



Our products are handmade in Surrey, UK with passion, love and attention to detail. They have been developed for those with skin sensitivities such as: psoriasis and eczema. The gentleness of our products and the efficacy of their ingredients provide amazing results and cumulative health benefits for people of all skin types.



We carefully select sustainably grown ingredients from organic farmers, family run businesses and local communities from all over the world.


Our organic Shea butter is 100% fairtrade sourced from a Cooperative of farmers in Ghana which means we pay a fair price for produce and this gives local people the opportunity to rise out of poverty. 

Our Frankincense sourced from farmers of Salalah – Oman is handpicked and packed without any machinery involved and is of the finest quality. This trade helps these farmers to harvest their lands.

Our organic Acai sourced from the Brazilian rainforest is handpicked by a small group of independent farmers also supports their local economy.

All our packaging is carefully chosen to enhance the quality of our products and is 100% recyclable and reusable.

Alexa Sky Botanicals allows you to create a moment in your day to experience an incredible skin nurturing and beauty ritual.

Our skincare is free from: parabens, synthetic dyes, colors, fragrances, mineral oils or GMO ingredients and no animal testing. 


Now you know a little more about Alexa Sky Botanicals, lets talk about Teas!

 

Dating back to Ancient Egypt and Ancient China, herbal tea has been used for hundreds of years for its health benefits and great taste. Naturally caffeine free, along with its combination with various herbs and spices, the benefits and great taste of herbal tea are still enjoyed around the world today.

HISTORIC HERBAL REMEDY


When combined with different herbs and spices, herbal tea can help in the healing process of many illnesses. For example, the peppermint leaves in Southern Mint herbal tea can be used to help people in a variety of ways. According to Dr. Mercola, peppermint can provide relief to a variety of ailments such as: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Infantile Colic, Tuberculosis, Hay Fever, Memory problems, Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea, Prostate Cancer, Headaches, Stress, and many more. According to GreenMedInfo, dried peppermint leaves have even been found in several Egyptian pyramids carbon dating back to 1,000 BC.

MODERN DAY DISCOVERIES


Honeybush Caramel herbal tea has the South African herb, rooibos, which is rich in antioxidants, minerals, and vitamin C. According to WebMD, these antioxidants “are the organic substances believed to scavenge free radicals.

Our ancient ancestors were on to something when they began implementing tea, herbs, and spices into their health regiment. Not only does it taste great, it can help you feel great too.


£11.99

This uplifting fragrant Black tea is scented and blended with Rose petals. It creates a smooth, aromatic cup with a well balanced character that smells as good as it tastes. This tea taste somewhat light and floral, as if you were walking through a rose garden.



Herbal Tea Blend Glass Jar (60 g/2.11oz), Loose Tea (Contains Cafeine)

I could not wait to get this tea open as I had one very hectic day with my two children toing and throwing from the school run, so what a perfect way to test and unwind by making myself a nice herbal tea.




BREWING INSTRUCTIONS:
Brew 1 TSP of tea per cup/teapot in boiling hot water for 5 to 10 minutes.

INGREDIENTS:
Black tea, Rose buds

CAUTION:
Avoid during pregnancy





This uplifting herbal black tea with rose buds is an ultimate remedy for some downtime and its also soothes away the days worries and troubles,perfect for yourself or even as a gift for Mother's Day.








                                                                                                                


This tea has a floral tone with its rose buds which have many benefits as it is good for .Menstrual Pain. Skin, Acne and Hair Benefits . Immune System Boost. Sore Throat. Improves Digestion. Stress and Anxiety. Urinary Tract (UTI) .Weight Loss + more


The proof is in the taste as the natural rosy taste from the infused rose buds gives it a delightful light sweet floral aroma perfect for any Tea Lover!
I would highly recommend -Soothed 'N Uplifted Wellness Tea by Alexa Sky Botanicals,as the quality and taste you get from them is one of high standards.



As a Special Offer thanks to Alexa Sky Botanicals they are offering 30% off this tea for my followers only perfect timing for Mother's Day , not only that on ALL items too.

The link is --- 
http://www.alexaskybotanicals.co.uk/product-page/soothed-n-uplifted
Enter code is LOVEASB02 for 30% OFF on all products. This offer is only available for the next seven days.





Would you like to win Soothed 'N Uplifted Wellness Tea Jar then if the answer is "yes" why not enter on the Gleams Completion app which is below this post. All you need to do is follow the tasks asked of you on the Competition app.

UK ONLY THANK YOU..... 









       
Alexa Sky Botanicals -Soothed 'N Uplifted Wellness Tea Jar Giveaway

Chewy Moon- Healthy Snack Box Review + Giveaway



As a Parent of two Children it can be hard to find healthy snacks with fussy eaters and this is surely a problem in our house with our four year old boy Alfie!

Chewy Moon is a cool and fun way to get kids eating healthy snacks with their creative alternative snack boxes,lets have a closer look all about this brand.




About us

We created ChewyMoon to make it easy for you to create special snacks that
have a formative impact on the way children perceive snacking in later life.
Nicely balanced snacks energise children, enabling them to participate
in so more of what life has to offer.

We want kids to know their food better, be excited about interesting snacks
and share them with their friends. We want kids to grow up believing that
good, honest and healthy food can be tasty too.
About them

As we developed the idea of ChewyMoon and a snack box that included cool
stuff for kids to do our imaginations started to run wild.

We’ve imagined a bunch of characters who kids will love to know all about.
They are quirky, odd, slightly rude and very energetic. Adults don’t really
get them and some don’t like them… which is exactly what we want!




There are two types of boxes you can choose from the first choice- is a trial box at £4.95 p&p 98p which we find very good as it's this is one box to test out to see if your kids will like the box. 

Second choice - is a weekly deliveries of this box at £3.95 with 98p postage you can cancel at any time so you are not tied in, payments are billed two days prior to the box been dispatched. 

You might be thinking "what if my child does not like a certain fruit" 
well do not worry as when you go to build your box they have a system that you can input your child's likes and dislikes, also Children's needs plus life stages too. 



In your box you'll find 

*5 yummy healthy snacks

*Stackable totem toy


*Brain-busting fact card

*Cool comic strip



In our box we received...


JACK N' BERRIES

Super Power Up:

Our flapjacks are actually healthy! No refined sugar, no fuss, no nasties but plenty of fibre and a good amount of protein to fill and power you up.
Ingredients:

Oat flour, butter (dairy), oats, honey, dates, almonds, cranberries, blueberries, shredded coconut, chia seeds, potato starch, apple puree, strawberry, cherry/strawberry/purple carrot/pineapple/apple juice concentrate, pectin, natural flavour, citrus fibre, sunflower oil, salt


FREAKY FRUITS
Super Power Up:

Non-sugar super sweeties! Our chewy fruit shapes look like real sweets, taste like real sweets, feel like real sweets but contain no sugar or nasties! They are high up on our taste crew's favourites list! Pectin, a gelling agent found in fruits, helps them keep their shape.
Ingredients:

Apple/blackcurrant/lemon/ juice concentrate, dried apricot, dried apricot, dried raspberry, apple/peach puree concentrate, banana flakes, pectin, citrus fibre, carragenan, tapioca starch, cellulose fibre, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), natural flavour




FANTASTICOS
Super Power Up:

Whoa real cheese! Cheese is a rich source of protein and calcium, essential nutrients for bone growth. Cheese also has vitamin B12, an important contributor to a healthy nervous system.

Ingredients:

Edamame bean (soya), wheat flour, cheese (milk, salt, rennet, lysozyme from egg), olive/rapeseed oil, tomato, flax seeds, salt, yeast, wheat malt, onion, oregano, natural flavour


HAPPY BBQ

Super Power Up:

The organic smoky coconut chips in this snack are a savoury superstar! Coconuts are a great source of fibre, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids for healthy bones and teeth
Ingredients:

Almonds, organic coconut chips, organic palmyra blossom nectar, organic lime juice, salt, smoked paprika, natural flavour


JOLLY JUMBLE
Super Power Up:

The long list of health benefits attributed to apples is due to the wealth of vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and organic compounds found within. These help us to keep strong bones, a good immune system and a healthy heart.

Ingredients:

Apple, cranberries, hazelnuts, pineapple/apple juice concentrate, apple puree concentrate, blackcurrant puree, pectin, sunflower oil


The Verdict 

We have been super impressed with the healthy options that you can get from this box and it's a thumbs up from my Daughter Millie.
Alfie also loved the cool brain busting facts whilst tucking into his fruits mix, it was a little harder to get him eating snacks such as theses but am happy to say he enjoyed the ones he tried.

I also think it is such a good way to incorporate healthy eating and fun in one go and love that they have lots of different items to choose from. Very handy in your child's school lunch box or even good to have in for Summer days out with a nice family picnic for some tasty goodness.

     








































Disclaimer- Precious Little Worlds we have been sent out  this box from Chewy Moon -in exchange for our honest opinion for the purpose of our blog, to report back to you the viewers our findings.


Would you like to win a box of healthy snack from Chewy Moon then you can thanks to them teaming up with us, all you need to do is fill in all the tasks asked of you on the Gleams Competition app which is below.

UK ONLY - Please allow upto 28days for your prize to arrive. 





Chewy Moon Healthy Snack Box Giveaway

Prestige Slow Cooker Review +Winter warmers Vegetarian Recipe For Enchilada Quinoa



If you are anything like our family and have a busy on the go lifestyle trying to hold down a job also with Children, then you will know it can be difficult to prepare and cook food with all the hectic family life.

Just think of this you come home from the school run and all you need to do is serve up the food, well you can with this Prestige slow cooker.
This time of year we all need a little pick me up and that can be done in this Winter warmers Vegetarian recipe for Enchilada Quinoa, but before let's take a look what the Prestige Slower Cooker offers.


Learn more about Prestige...



Prestige is one of the world’s best known and well-loved housewares names thanks to more than 50 years of making good quality products for the home. Prestige’s commitment to quality and reliability has built an enviable relationship of trust with its loyal customers.


Prestige 5.5L Digital Slow Cooker

Prestige 5.5L Digital Slow Cooker features include:
Programmable digital control timer - 30 mins to 20 hrs
3 operational levels - High: 260W Low: 200W Keep Warm: 60W
Automatically activated "Keep Warm" function - Once cooking is complete
Removeable ceramic container - Good for convenient clean up
Glass Lid - Keep an eye on your cooking and keep the goodness locked in
Is covered by our 2 year guarantee

Technical Specifications:
Capacity: 5.5L
LCD display
Stainless Steel body - Durable, wipe clean surface






Choosing the right one can be difficult as there is so many on the market, but we have a guide for you to help you along the way. Look for the sizes and yes, it does count when considering a slower cooker, especially for families so make sure it has a good capacity. This has a removable inner ceramic bowl which retains heat and ideal for transporting straight to the table.

Digital as you can program in the time which fits into your lifestyle. 

What you get from this Slow Cooker is one of true perfection, with its stylish looks and long-running durability. It's ideal for preparing and cooking quality meals for the whole family to enjoy.

Time saver - Its just so convenient, just put the ingredients in, set the time and that that's it. You don't need to spend your time in the kitchen, not even in the house. Modern slow cookers are safe and reliable. They're brilliant when you invite people for dinner: dinner is freshly made by time.









SLOW COOKER ENCHILADA QUINOA




INGREDIENTS

1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 15-ounce can yellow corn, drained and rinsed
2 15-ounce cans of mild or medium red enchilada sauce, divided
1 15-ounce can of diced fire roasted tomatoes and green chiles
1 cup un-cooked quinoa + ½ cup water
4 ounces cream cheese (light or fat free is okay)
salt and pepper to taste (I used about 1 teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon black pepper)
We also added chopped peppers and plumb tomatoes to add more texture
1 cup shredded Mexican style cheese
optional: chopped cilantro, diced avocado, sour cream




INSTRUCTIONS
Add beans, corn, 1 can of enchilada sauce, diced tomatoes and chiles, quinoa, water, cream cheese, and salt and pepper to the slow cooker. Stir everything together.






Pour remaining can of enchilada sauce on top, then sprinkle with shredded cheese. Cover and cook 4-5 hours on high or 5-7 hours on low.



Uncover, top with tomatoes, avocados, sour cream, and chopped cilantro and serve.

NOTES
*For added flavor, I like to add 1 teaspoon each cumin and garlic powder.







You can purchase this slow cooker over on this link below.




Disclaimer- Precious Little Worlds we have been sent out a slow cooker from Oakbase marketing agency, who handle the marketing for Prestige -in exchange for our honest opinion for the purpose of our blog, to report back to you the viewers our findings.


T2 Tea & Teaware Shop



Tea has been around in the UK since the 18th century and is drank all over World by us Tea lovers,but not only that its the amazing freedom around Tea by that I mean all the different varieties even drinking it hot or cold!

Recently there has been a big buzz around Tea and I have found on my travels some trendy new shops one of them been T2
So what is T2 all about I hear you say well lets introduce them to you....


We’re inspired by the people we meet, and the far-flung places we visit. We get a kick out of taking ancient tea rituals and reimagining them, bringing them to a modern tea table. Every cup we brew is a chance to make tea more enjoyable, more accessible and more experimental; it’s our opportunity to connect, understand and share with the world our love for a better cup of tea, everyday.



I personally came to find this brand by chance over in Sheffield's Meadowhall. What caught my eye had to be such cool / trendy teapots & tea cups some looking like something you would see at a mad hatters tea party they were so different with it's twist of imaginative style.  

T2 are available to order online or pop into one of their stores , you can choose from a huge rage of teas and exquisite teawares too including.... 




Among the Teaware you will come across so many gadgets if you are first time using loose tea you will find the selection of infusers if you are not sure what they can do then this might help.


A tea infuser is a device in which loose, dried tea leaves are placed for steeping or brewing, in a mug or a teapot full of hot water; it is often called a teaball or tea maker, and sometimes a tea egg.

Have to say I fell in love with T2 and ended up getting a few items that are pictured below 

They included...






Lamington Tea has to be my favorite with it's Sweet chocolaty flavors play with hints of tropical coconut on a backdrop of sharp and full-bodied black tea. It's the classic chocolate covered treat that you can sip!
Enjoy with: Perfect on its own or with a dash of milk.

Store in a cool, dry place.

Taste wise is outstanding as it's made with highest-quality ingredients one of the best I have mad. 


Lots of gifts for Christmas too.
If you are looking to host a Tea party or just want to simply relax with a good cup of Tea then T2 is for you.

I highly recommend going to take a look at this store to find your nearest one pop on over to http://www.t2tea.com/en/uk/stores 


















Santa's Surprise Giveaway

 Santa's surprise giveaway

 December is approaching fast and what better way to get into some pre- festive fun and excitement with a Christmas Giveaway. I have teamed up with a fantastic team of bloggers to offer a duo of great prizes. However before I tell you more about the prize, lets meet the bloggers:












                                                                                                                 Adventures of a Yorkshire Mum | Keep Up With The Jones Family | Sparkles at Midnight | Mother Distracted | Missing Sleep | Hubby Helps | Mums Wine HQ | Chilling With Lucas | Purely Amy | The Mighty Duxburys | Petit Moi Big World | Sally Akins | The Adventures of a Silver Surfer | My Life As A Mummy | Bump and Beyond | EmmaDrew.info A Testing Time 









What can you win? Well one grand prize winner will be walking away with £200 of Amazon vouchers, while a runner up will get £50. So how do you enter? To be in with a chance of winning all you need to do is let us know: What would you spend the vouchers on, should you be the lucky winner? 




Good Luck! The prize draw opens on 1st November at 11:00 GMT and closes at 23:59 GMT on the 30th November, the competition is open worldwide, with winners outside of the UK receiving their prize via paypal funds. For full T&C please see the rafflecopter application.