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February Food Favourite & Mother’s Day Chocolate Gift Ideas

Deli24 snacks green & black's taster collection guylain

This post might look a bit random at first glance. The combination of savoury snacks and divine chocolates might not be an obvious one, but there is a reason behind my apparent madness. From now on, I want to introduce one foody item a month that was a firm favourite in our household during each month of the year. As you can see above, February’s favourite were the Deli 24 snacks. We were sent an entire box of them a while ago and let me tell you one thing: They didn’t last long!

Deli 24‘s range includes seven different flavours which come in handy single or multi packs making them the perfect snack for lunch boxes, picnics or if you fancy a little something between meals. They come in the following flavours:

I absolutely adored the Ham and Cheese flavour and Amy was a massive fan too. I wasn’t overly keen on the Piri Piri Strips and the Chicken with Sage and Onion Stuffing however, simply because I don’t like sage or stuffing, but Ben and Amy really enjoyed them to the point that we have gone and repurchased them since finishing our samples. What I really liked about Deli 24′s snacks is that they are all individually packaged, which means that they are easily to portion when you are planning your day out or pack your little one’s lunchbox. They also tasted really natural and I couldn’t find a hint of artificial flavouring in them, which always is a massive plus point for me. A real bonus is that they are a great source of calcium for little bones and teeth, so I am happy to give them to Amy as a snack when we are out and about. Unfortunately, our local supermarket doesn’t stock the whole range yet, but I hope the other flavours will soon hit the shelves as well. After all, Deli 24′s snacks are a great alternative to your ordinary cheese string or lunchbox snack and will definitely make a regular appearance on our family outings.

Now onto something completely different. Well, not completely different, but we are going from a savoury snack to something sweet and indulgent. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I would like to introduce to you two gorgeous boxes of chocolate that would make every mother’s heart melt and therefore are the perfect gift for Mother’s Day. They are Green & Black’s Taster Collection and Guylain’s Seashells. Both come in beautiful gift boxes and are great for sharing, entertaining or a cheeky little treat with a nice glass of wine.

While Green & Black’s Taster Collection allows you to trial 24 different chocolate flavours reaching from dark chocolate with crystallised ginger to milk chocolate with butter scotch, Guylain’s Seashell collection concentrates on the chocolate maker’s traditional Belgian recipe of 100% pure cocoa butter and their unique hazelnut praliné filling made with caramelised and roasted hazelnuts. Both boxes of chocolate are rather different in flavour, but both of them will win you over with their love for quality chocolate.

Although both gift sets feature white, milk and dark chocolate, I would suggest Guylain’s Seashell collection to milk chocolate lovers as it definitely has a prominent milk chocolate taste whereas Green & Blacks Taster collections features a number of quite rich and dark chocolate flavours from Belize and the Dominican Republic and is probably more enjoyed by someone with a taste for warmer and deeper flavours.

Either way, they make a wonderful present for Mother’s Day or any other occasion and I’d be happy to receive either of them on Mother’s Day. Both brands are a little more high-end, but you definitely get what you pay for with both Green & Black’s Taster and Guylain’s Seashell collection. You’ll just have to decide which one’s for you now!

Disclosure: Thanks to Deli 24, Green & Black’s and Guylain for the samples for this review.

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide: MeMeMe Cosmetics Naturally Nude Set – Review and Competition


Mememe Cosmetics Naturally Nude Gift Set

Just in time for Mother’s Day, I received this beautiful little gift set from online gift shop find-me-a-gift.com. It’s the MeMeMe Cosmetics’ Naturally Nude Set and features a blusher, a nail polish, two cream eye-shadows as well as a lipstick, all of which are presented in a lovely little cosmetic bag that makes the set a great present for a birthday or special occasion like Mother’s Day. As I wanted to tell you about the set in a little more detail, I put my wannabe-beauty-blogger hat on and took some close ups of the different products included. You can find out more about them and my opinion on all products, if you continue reading.

MeMeMe Blush me in coral review

“Blush Me!” in coral looks super scary when you first open the Benefit-type packaging, but it is actually a really lovely and natural colour once you apply it to your cheeks. It blends brilliantly and stays put all day. I was really impressed with it, especially as it comes in at only £5.49, which is a fraction of what Benefit charge for a comparable product.

mememe lip cream china rose lipstick

I’m usually more of a lip balm and lip gloss girl as too much colour frightens me, but this lipstick from MeMeMe is really beautiful and perfect for everyone who likes to create a natural and more subtle look. It comes in the shade China Rose, is super creamy and other than other lip products I have used before, it moisturises my lips instead of drying them out. Individually, it retails at £8.50.

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This beautiful nail polish from MeMeMe’s Nail Collection is really as long lasting as it promises on the packaging. I wore it for 5 days before noticing any chips and that, in my eyes, is quite an impressive result. It fits in well with the overall nude/natural feel of the gift set and is a great choice, if you are after a reliable nude polish that only costs a fiver.

mememe rich colour eye defining cream coral blossom 9 mememe eye defining cream willow whisper 5

These two cream eye-shadows are just absolutely beautiful to look at. Willow Whisper is a silvery taupe/brown colour and coral blossom is a gorgeous light pink. Both of them have a nice consistency and are easy to blend in, if you use your fingers to apply them. I have tried applying them with a brush and unfortunately, I wasn’t successful. The brush literally ate all the pigmentation, so that there was close to no eye-shadow visible on my eye lids. For a quick application with your fingers they are great though. MeMeMe’s dew pots retail at £7.25 each.

So now, the exciting part for you. If you want to win MeMeMe Cosmetics Naturally Nude Set, simply fill in the Rafflecopter below. Remember, faulty or untrue entries will be deleted and not considered for the draw. 

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Disclosure: I was provided with a MeMeMe Cosmetics Naturally Nude Set for the purpose of this review. 

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Win a Mother’s Day gift set from La Jewellery and M&J London

mother's day competition with M&J London and La Jewellery candle and necklace

Mother’s Day is getting close and to celebrate the extra special lady in our life, Mummy Alarm has teamed up with La Jewellery and luxury candle brand M & J London to offer you the chance to win a beautiful gift set worth £49. The special Mother’s Day gift set has been specifically created with mums in mind and includes a 100% recycled silver disc pendant on an 18inch silver chain as well a luxury hand-poured candle.

Inspired by the myths and magic surrounding the Welsh countryside, La Jewellery’s unique and lovingly created pieces feature accentuating  fresh-water pearls, semi-precious stones, Swarovski crystals and fair-trade gold while M & J London‘s ethical scented candles are inspired their makers’ travels from all around the world, as well as their lives in cosmopolitan London.

If you want to be in with a chance of winning, fill in the Rafflecopter below. Remember, faulty or untrue entries will be deleted and not considered for the draw. 

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PS: If you would like to win a second prize from La Jewellery, pop over to their Facebook page where you can “Like and Share” their latest competition post to qualify for the prize draw.