Review of ChoconChoc melt and make chocolate egg heads

Review of ChoconChoc melt and make

chocolate egg heads

For a chocoholic, this is the ultimate heaven isn’t it?  Layers of chocolate all melted together to make a chocolate egg!  Yum!

We tried out this pack that came with full instructions, a mould, a cute little chef’s hat. decorations and, importantly the belgian chocolate drops.

Review of ChoconChoc melt and make chocolate egg heads

I could have eaten these quite easily on their own but ‘luckily’ our 8 yo daughter was there to keep me on the straight and narrow…

So we started off melting the chocolate and because it was good quality, it was a smooth operation.  We then followed the instructions and added a layer to the moulds.

When I read the instructions, I thought it sounded a bit complicated, long-winded and far too techy for a chocoholic mum and her eager 8 yo.  Layering, leaving to cool, layering again and again…  I was a bit sceptical at how our egg would turn out.

At the risk of sounding like a cliche, I was pleasantly surprised.  I mean, we’re not going to be chocolatiers anytime soon but the layers actually worked!  We had made our own chocolate egg.  Very impressive… er so impressive that we broke a bit off to try and ended up devouring the whole lot before my camera had a look-in!  Now that’s a testimonial to the taste of the chocolate.  I don’t ‘do’ cheap, tacky chocolate.  Life’s too short and I’d rather have good quality stuff that melts in your mouth and leaves you licking the inside of your mouth deliciously.

On that basis alone, I’d highly recommend the chocolate egg kit as a fun activity.  It goes great with a decaf.  Oh and wine too!  It’s often the case that with kits containing sweets or foodie things, that you don’t quite get enough, or ‘just’ enough to do the job properly.  In this case, we got generous helpings and even had enough to stick with tradition and lick the bowl.  I say ‘we’ but you know that never happens when you’ve got an 8 yo in tow!

At £12 a kit, this is really good value and I’d highly recommend doing this.

You can visit ChoconChoc’s website and follow them on facebook, twitter, instagram, pinterest and you tube .

What about you?  Have you tried making your own chocolate eggs?  Comment below or tweet me @AllSortsHere.

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*I was gifted this item for the purposes of this review but all views are my own.

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Review of Owl Hot Water Bottle

Review of Owl Hot Water Bottle Wellbeing

Review of Owl Hot Water Bottle

You know when you just want to get snuggly and cosy?  If your home is anything like mine, you’ll be all snuggly in one room, off you go to bed and you get into your cold bed!  Well, not anymore!  Our old hot water bottle had been well-loved, well-used and become unsafe because the rubber had perished.

Enter stage left, this cute owl hot water bottle from The Hot Water Bottle Shop!  I mean, just look at it, begging to be cuddled and snuggled!

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What I love about it

What I particularly love about this cover is that it’s quirky.  It’s not just any old cover you might get from your local chemist or from a hardware store.  It’s inviting, it’s easy to open, easy to slide your water bottle inside and easy to do up again.

This one has a button which might appear fiddly but it’s not.  It not only keeps your hot water bottle ‘hot’ but it keeps is secure too.  Over the years I’ve found that some covers stretch and you wake up stuck to a hot water bottle that’s now tepid and has left an imprint in your thigh!  Not so snuggly!

What about the price?

At £18.99, this is very good value in my opinion.  The cover is well made and has stood the test over several months in my clutches and through the Beast from the East (if you’re reading this in ‘archive mode’, do you remember that storm?!).  You really can’t get a better test than that!

As the product description says, this: uses an ultra-modern, thermoplastic rubberless design which does not only make it easy-to-use and comfortable but eco-sustainable too. This product is made from 80% renewable materials, is PVC free, recyclable and unlike may other hot water bottle odourless.

Review of Owl Hot Water Bottle Wellbeing

Not only is the bottle odourless, but you can freshen up the washable cover too.  Win, win!

You can follow the Hot Water Bottle Shop on twitter, facebook and instagram.

What about you?  Have you snuggled up with your hot water bottle lately?  Comment below or tweet me @AllSortsHere.

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*I was gifted this item for the purposes of this review but all views are my own.

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Review ~ Kaya Jewellery pendant and necklace

Review ~ pendant and necklace by Kaya Jewellery

The tagline for Kaya Jewellery is ‘meaningful jewellery for baby, child and mum.’  And what could be more meaningful than having a piece of jewellery given to you as a gift and engraved too?

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I was fortunate to be given a piece of beautiful jewellery to review and here it is:

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Review of Palmistry app

Review of Palmistry App Palm Reading Chiromancy Chirognomy

Review of Palmistry app

 I’m a very spiritual person, what with being reiki-attuned, a certified crystal healer and with a recent fascination with the moon and astrology.  My hunger for ‘deeper’ or ‘other level’ things is growing.

…which is why I was really excited to hear of this palm reading app.

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Review ~ Dr Dunner PhytoVitality supplements

Review of Dr Dunner PhytoVitality Immune System Food Supplement Wellbeing TurmericPUT YOUR FAB KEYWORD DESCRIPTION OF YOUR BLOG POST HERE

Review ~ Dr Dunner PhytoVitality supplements

I’ve been using Dr Dunner PhytoVitality most days for a few weeks now.  Admittedly, I don’t always remember to take a capsule and so from that alone it’s hard to say whether they make any difference or not.  I’ve also had a couple of curries in that time, both containing turmuric so there hasn’t been much of a ‘control’ element to this review.

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Review ~ La Juniper wheat eye mask

Wheat Eye Mask Review Revive Tired Eyes Wellbeing Time To Yourself

Review ~ La Juniper wheat eye mask

As part of my daily routine, I love to do some reiki self-treatment or some meditation, or both!

And I’ve find that a great way to ‘get in the zone’ is by shutting my eyes.  I often lie down while I rebalance and realign.  That’s where this wheat eye mask from La Juniper comes in handy.  And at this point I’d like to add that this isn’t a sponsored post, I just love the product and want to tell you all about it!

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Review ~ Hypnosis Ninja for hypnosis downloads

Review Hypnosis Ninja Download Sessions

Review ~ Hypnosis Ninja downloads

 When I heard of hypnosis downloads by Hypnosis Ninja, I thought it sounded a bit gimmicky because I’ve seen a couple of hypnosis programmes on TV and I’m a bit sceptical.  Despite this though, I wanted to give one of the downloads a go.

Which session to choose?

I chose the chocolate addiction session because I didn’t honestly know what the hypnotherapy entailed or what the effect would be on me.  Being overly partial to chocolate and almost binging on it at times (especially at the weekends), chocolate is something that I often crave and I felt it needed to be more under control.  Due to my fast metabolism, it’s not a problem weight-wise but energy peak and slump-wise, it’s a bit of an issue at times.  So the chocolate session seemed like a good one to experiment with.  There’s a whole myriad of sessions with a broad range of treatments and there appears to be something for almost everyone.  Review Hypnosis Ninja Download Sessions

So what about the session?

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Review ~ Aqua Carpatica natural mineral water

Review Of Aqua Carpatica Water

Review ~ Aqua Carpatica natural mineral water

Water.  We can’t survive without it.
Given that I drink a lot of water, I’m a pretty good ambassador for the stuff!  I know about the benefits, and feel them too.
Aqua Carpatica is “The purest natural sparkling mineral water in the world.” according to the marketing material.  Quite a claim and one that may put you off if, like me, you’re not a huge fan of sparkling water and prefer your water still.
In the interests of this review, I tried the sparkling and actually liked it, finishing a whole small bottle to myself!)
That said, I’ve since reverted back to still water.  So, let’s stick to the still for the main purposes of this review.
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Review ~ choconchoc handmade chocolates

Choconchoc Arm Candy Handmade Belgian Chocolate

Review ~ choconchoc handmade chocolates

 First of all, how cute is this bag?
Choconchoc Arm Candy Handmade Belgian Chocolate
Second of all, yes, I did devour it all. by. myself.  (And what of it?!)
Of all the chocolate, Belgian has possibly got the best reputation.  And as a lover of all things chocolate, I can tell you that quality is definitely best.
Predictably in this handbag, the chocolate was as it should be: velvety and totally more-ish.  The detail on the bag was amazing and I was very impressed that all the products are handmade.  Now that is amazing!

A little story…

I love the little story of choconchoc: that it was started by a father and daughter in Somerset and that their first product of noughts and crosses is still stocked and is now called ‘Love and Kisses’.
I love the idea of turning a chocolate bar into a handbag.  It’s cute, it’s quirkey and it’s the perfect gift idea!  The patented layering of chocolate is an absolute chocolate dream too… allll that chocolate!
As for the chocolate handbag, it’s about the size of your average ‘larger’ bar.  You know, the ones perhaps meant for sharing but which you totally don’t share?!  I wasn’t sure about the colour of the chocolate and thought it might make it taste a little cheap and ‘stale’ but I was pleasantly surprised that there was no after taste and that it did, indeed, taste just like a good chocolate should.

The packaging

It was really well packaged, protected in a good wad of big bubble wrap and the chocolate bag itself was held in place securely by a transparent box which slotted nicely around the ‘bag’ and its cardboard surround.  A sweet little touch was the ribbon ‘handle’ of the box.  It’s the little touches that go a long way, isn’t it?
I’d order from choconchoc because quality always wins!

Worth the money?

The RRP of this handbag is £12 and given the work that must go into it, the quality of the chocolate and the concept of the whole product, that’s about right for a gift in my opinion.

If I could change anything…

 It would be my willpower!

Don’t forget to follow choconchoc on social media:

twitter, instagram, facebookpinterest and you tube.

What would you choose from their website?

*I was sent the chocolate handbag ‘Arm Candy’ to review free of charge but all opinions are my own.

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Review ~ personalised photo gifts from Bags of Love

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Review ~ personalised photo gifts from Bags of Love

There’s a picture on my hard drive which I took myself.  It’s not perfect and it’s not going to win any awards.  But that doesn’t matter.  What matters is that it holds memories.
It’s a picture that was taken of the sunset on holiday last year.  The colours came out beautifully and it makes me smile.  I told hubby that it’d look great on a canvas.
So I was really happy when Bags of Love got in touch and offered me one of their products to review.  They’re a personalised photo gift company and when I saw that they do canvases, I knew exactly what to choose, although I could have chosen from personalised clothing, kitchenware, homeware, luggage…
Anything you can think of that can be personalised and I reckon it’ll be on their website!
The design process is very simple.  You upload your picture, alter any dimensions, then you preview and you’re good to go.  I chose a 50 x 40.

And here it is…

Review Of Personalised Photo Gifts From Bags Of Love Canvas

The packaging

The canvas was securely packaged and easy to hang (the screws are included).

Worth the money?

I can only speak for the RRP of the canvas of my size which was £60 including p&p.  It’s very good value and excellent quality.

If I could change anything…

I don’t think I would.  The website was easy to navigate, the order process was straight-forward and you get a reminder email if you haven’t completed your order.  Nothing not to like here really!

Don’t forget to follow Bags of Love on social media:

twitter, instagram, facebook, pinterest and google +..

What would you choose from their website?

*I was sent the canvas to review free of charge but all opinions are my own.

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