Bloggers' Summer Samsung Galaxy Tablet Giveaway

 Bloggers' Summer Samsung Galaxy Tablet Giveaway


 Today we are here to celebrate the start of summer, with some fantastic bloggers and I, having teamed up together to offer one of our lucky readers the chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.7”. For those who are new to collaboration giveaways, they offer us bloggers a chance to giveaway a bigger and better prize than we could alone, with each blogger contributing to the prize fund to offer you an amazing gift. So who has teamed up to bring to you this prize: 















So how can you be in with a chance of winning the Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.7”? Well all you need to do is let us know: What is your top tip for keeping cool in the summer heat?


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How I Improve My Acne & Eczema Skin Thanks To Lush Cosmetics


Let's take it back to when I was around 12-14 years old starting out with all those new feelings of puberty, girls girls girls you know what I mean yep periods and them dam spots.

Thinking it was just a phase and would soon go but it never did after so many trips to the Doctors as my spots seem to be getting worse and forming into Acne, so I ended up getting referred to a Dermatologist which lead to me been put on Roaccutane.


(Roaccutane) capsules contain the active ingredient isotretinoin. Isotretinoin belongs to a group of medicines known as retinoids, which are derivatives of vitamin A. Isotretinoin taken by mouth works by reducing the production of the skin's natural oil (sebum).

Acne occurs due to an excessive production of sebum from over-active sebaceous glands in the skin. The sebum blocks the sebaceous glands, which prevents the oil from flowing freely out and causes an accumulation of sebum under the skin. The bacteria associated with acne thrive in these conditions. They feed on the sebum, and produce waste products and fatty acids that irritate the sebaceous glands, making them inflamed and causing spots.


I soon saw the amazing results of my Acne doing but unfortunately that was very sort lived and ended up been put on this another two times, every time I finished the coarse my acne came back and its not a tablet you can be on forever so I soon became so down again.

Years and years went by trying all other medication and creams ect when I reached the age of 30 and still suffering from adult Acne I kind of said to myself well lets embrace it as had so many other problems going off in my life.

At the age of 32 so around two years ago as I am 34 now I became a Lush nutter lol, by this I mean it started off by going in to one of the Lush stores that was local to me for some Fathers Day items for my Dad.
The one little thing that god me was Melting Marshmallow Moment Bath Melt was so kind and soft in the bath and did not get any reaction to this as I have sensitive eczema skin too.  

I came across Lushes face cleansers and thought I would give a few of them ago,the ones I picked for my skin type are.... 

Dark Angels
Herbalism
Angels On Bare Skin






This is for those of you who really like to scrub your skin to feel clean, with black sugar and charcoal to exfoliate, and rhassoul mud to deeply cleanse. We also use cold pressed avocado oil and vegetable glycerine to moisturise and soften your skin after all that scrubbing, leaving your skin feeling balanced and fresh. Sandalwood and rosewood oils give a rich, earthy fragrance and have a cooling and antiseptic effect on the skin. We buy our powdered charcoal locally in Dorset. It’s a great way to exfoliate and is deeply cleansing, whilst black sugar is in here to scrub away any dead skin cells, leaving you with bright, refreshed skin. 






Nettles, rosemary and rice bran vinegar work to cleanse the skin, removing dirt and grease, leaving bright and beautifully clean skin. Chamomile blue oil and rose absolute are used for balancing skin tone. Rice bran and ground almonds will gently exfoliate the skin and when mixed with water, the almonds create a soft cleansing milk. Our chlorophyllin is extracted from alfalfa, which is rich in vitamins and minerals and is great for revitalising the skin.








This incredibly gentle cleanser is made from 100% natural ingredients. Inspired by a mediaeval recipe and topped off with lavender flowers, this contains kaolin to absorb grease and dirt, leaving skin clean and nourished. Lavender oil and rose absolute calm the skin. As you mix your solid cleanser with water to form a paste, the ground almonds create almond milk which helps to tone and brighten the skin. This can be used all over your body as well as your face.   




I also use ....    

Grease Lightning - 

is a powerful combination of ingredients that will nip any breakouts in the bud without upsetting the skin around them. We use an infusion of antibacterial and antiseptic rosemary, thyme and tea tree, as well as antioxidant-rich grape juice and witch hazel, which is astringent and anti-inflammatory and is said to soothe redness. This product is ideally applied when you feel a spot is about to erupt - prevention is better than cure. 


Tea Tree Toner Water- 

Keep skin clear and refreshed. Tea tree is antibacterial, antifungal and antimicrobial, so can help keep away the bacteria that can cause spots. Grapefruit is rich in vitamins and is also lightly astringent on the skin, whilst juniperberry is antiseptic and helps keep skin clean and clear. Use any time of day to keep skin refreshed, or to remove traces of makeup or cleanser.

Enzymion Moisturiser-

A gentle face cream to replenish moisture without oiliness, leaving a matte finish. We use a whole fresh lemon in every pot to stop your skin looking shiny, popped in fresh papaya, and blended in light oils and cocoa butter. Fresh fruit contains enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids to remove dead skin cells and help to stimulate and brighten.

All these Lush products all together over some good few months have had my skin so much better to be honest they have been a life saver for me just shows when you find the right set of items it can take time but when you do it's so worth it.

May Madness Giveaway Win Fire HD 8 Tablet & Fire Kids Edition Tablet




Once again us bloggers have teamed up to bring such outstanding prizes for our May Madness Giveaway!

But first we are giving you the chance to take a look at all the bloggers that have taken time out to make this giveaway work, images and list on blog names with links to all blogs including ours Precious Little Worlds.

    















Joining forces together has meant we can bring you the chance to win not only a Fire HD 8 Tablet (8gb) but a Fire Kids Edition Tablet (in pink or blue) alongside some accessories (think screen protector and a case for the Fire HD 8). Now that's going to make for one lucky winner!

So how can you be in with a chance of winning? Well all you need to do is let us know:

<em>What do you have planned for this summer? Anything exciting?</em>

The only mandatory entry is to answer the above question, all following entries are optional. However, we would, of course, love it if you could give the bloggers behind this giveaway some support. Full T&C can be found within the Rafflecopter widget.


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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.

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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. 





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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.