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Original Source Lavender and tea tree shower gel


After a long day I must admit I love a nice long shower, so I do pay attention to what I buy as it's such nice pamper for me so I usually buy lush or original source shower gels as most of the time they are vegan and the best thing.. They are cruelty free.

Original source have a fabulous selection to choose from such as shower gels and hand wash in a variety of different scents, I'm buying different ones every week. Original source are very affordable and every product is under £3 and they tend to be on offer quite a lot too. The company is cruelty free and most products are vegan.

Lavender and tea tree shower gel is delicate scented shower gel as most lavender products I've tried before tend to be far to over the top and I can barely use them but with this its just right and reminds me of my fresh lavender. They is 157 lavender flowers packed into this shower gel so it has not got a artificial fragrance. The shower gel itself lavers up very well and you don't need loads thankfully. The scent lasts a good 12 hours and I could smell the lavender when I woke up to next morning after my shower. I didn't think it was the most moisturing shower gel in the world but did leave my skin soft but I topped it off my regular moisturiser.

What's original source say..

  • 100% Natural fragrance 

  • Made in the UK 

  • Tested on us

  • Recyclable 

  • Vegan

  • Not tested on animals

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    Till next time lovelies


    Nakd fruit & nut nibbles review

    I just love Nakd Wholefoods they have an amazing variety of snacks from rasins to fruit & nut bars. Nakd snacks are just right for me as I my weakness is snacking and for me having these as an alternative is just perfect and also so much healthier for me.

    I'm trying to stay fit and I do love a chocolate bar but I'm trying to reduce my chocolate and I replace it with a healiher option from Nakd Wholefoods and what makes it so much better is these fruit & nut nibbles are inspired by sweets, so a healthy treat! What's not to love about that?

    I found these in my local Asda and I couldn't resist getting most of the flavours and they are a good price too at 80p each but you can get all 7 online from the Nakd website for £6.50. They is 7 gorgeous flavours to choose from and they are 100% natural, gluten free and vegan too. The flavours are minted humbug, strawberries & cream,  salted caramel,  coconut bliss, toffee treat, tooty fruity and fruit salad.

    I loved every flavour as they tasted exactly what they said on the packet which was a pleasant surprise. My favourite though has to be strawberries and cream, those are just lovely. I love the design of the packets and the fruit & nut nibbles look a bit like like chocolate shaped Nakd bars.

    I can't wait to buy them again and so glad I bought them. On my blog I'm  going to posting more healthy food options and also my personal  fitness journey, so keep an eye out for that.

    Additional information


    Gluten Free

    Till next time 

    Melissa x

    7 ways to get more fruit and vegetables in your diet


    7 ways to get more fruit & vegatables in your diet 

    I have always been a massive fan of fruits and vegatables and eat them with most meals. I know they recommend 5 portions of fruit and vegatables a day, I probably get through over 10! I just can get enough, so you can imagine what my weekly shopping looks like. 

    I know it can be a challenge at times and sometimes they isn't just enough time in the day to worry about it. For an example my husband try's to avoid vegatables so I make him skmnothies etc. I've came up with 7 tips in ways you can get your 5 a day at least. 

    • Invest in a smoothie make - I make smoothies daily and I make smoothies for me and my family. You can add many combinations to make your favourite smoothie and you can have your 5 a day with one smoothie. It's cheaper in the long run then buying ready make smoothies. 
    • Plan your shopping - I used to go shopping without making a list and I ended up making bad food choices and hardly any fruit and vegatables,making a list is easy and saves time shopping and it's more likely you will get the things you need.
    • A weekly Meal plan - I know this isn't always possible but it's great to plan ahead so you have all food ingredients to plan.
    • No matter the meal add vegatables - when I have a curry I tend to eat it with a delicious salad or if I'm having vegan sausage and mash I add loads of greens such as kale, peas and cabbage.
    • Premake meals if you have busy lifestyle - some days I make meals that will last a few days such as soups and curries and store them in the fridge. 
    • Snack on them - fruit and vegatables are the perfect snack! Very versatile such as carrot sticks and celery and hummus, the list goes on. 
    • Hide them in meals - vegatables are versatile and can be put into a variety of different dishes such as spaghetti bolegnase and shepards pie. 

    This only my own ways on how to add more fruit and vegatables and I'm sure they is many other ways too, I hope this is helpful 

    Till next time 

    Melissa x

    Bomb Cosmectics Haul


    I'm a big fan of competitions but I haven't been able to enter as much as I used to as they never seems to be a enough hours in the day, but when I seen Bomb Cosmetics competition over on Instagram to guess the royal baby's weight and I thought it's worth a guess and as luck would have it, I guessed correctly thankfully and won all of these amazing goodies!  In the competition they was a good selection  in the prize from soaps to a candle and they all look really nice and a lot different to the selection from lush, il share all the links of what I won below.  
    I will be reviewing all of them separately very soon, so keep an eye out in the near future for my reviews on all of these.
    Bomb cosmetics is cruelty free and quite a lot of their products are vegan. They sell a vareity of products from bath, soap to home fragrance.
     Melissa x

    Barry M Mango Nail Paint

    Barry m mango nail paint

    The name just says it all with this gorgeous nail paint doesn't it? It's warmer and it's the perfect time for super fruity bright nails. I love bright nails all year round but in the spring and summer months they look just stunning.

    Barry M have a massive range of telly nail paints and in the past couple of years the range has gotten so more with a massive range of shades to choose from.

    Application- applying this was a breeze just like the other gelly nail paints I've tried before, the brush is a good size so it's easy to apply to the whole nail swiftly and evenly, I just love it.

    With this you could easily get away with just one coat but I always apply two as it lasts that extra bit longer.

    Verdict ?

    I just love this nail paint and have worn it for 4 days now and it still looks amazing without any chips .. Yay :)
    Until next time lovelies

    Melissa x

    I've moved to Glasgow

     flamingo home decor
     Hello lovelies

    I've barely posted in the past for the main reason being, I've moved to Glasgow as my husband has been working here a few months and we finally found the perfect flat for us and family, as its 3 bedrooms  with a big living room.

    I myself was born in Essex but I've been raised in a small town in Cumbria so moving to Glasgow was a big thing for me as Glasgow is so much bigger then where I was raised so it's a lot for me to take in. It's only a little bit easier for me because my husband was originally from Glasgow and has lived here for over 20 years. Slowly but surely I will get used to it and I do love it so far ��

     bright and pretty home decor
    The flat was unfurnished thankfully so I just brought my own furniture over in a Luton box van, we hired one for day so we could take all of our belongings easily without making multiple trips. It's only a 100 miles so it made the travelling a bit easier. We started packing at 9am in the morning and finished by 6pm that evening and arrives in Glasgow just before 9.

     flamingo cushions

    Getting to Glasgow was the easy part! The hardest part was getting all our furniture up 3 stair cases as we are on the second floor. My husbands dad and brother helped us get everything in the house but trust me it was hard work for everyone because it's not easy carry fridge and sofas in angles especially when they are heavy. By the time we got everything out the van it was just before midnight and all we wanted to do was sleep, so we just slept on the sofa the first night.

    We have been here now for just over a week and it's been a roller coaster for everyone but for me it's been a one of wow they is so many lovely people here and so many different shops, it's just fabulous. The only thing for me at the moment is finding nursery for my girls and for me to find a job. Another thing for me is I don't know anyone here yet and I really miss my mum and my nana.


    As you can tell my blog name and by pictures of my home you can tell I love everything brigh and loads of flamingos and flowers.

    Week one sorted now just to get used to everything and make it my forever home ��

    Melissa xxx

    Kale and berry smoothie recipe

    A day doesn't go by without using my nutribullet, I'm just so in love with making differeng smoothies everyday that I can't forget to get a refreshing mix of fresh or frozen fruit or vegatables and best of all easy to make any time of the day.
    My husband works for a delivery company and works long hours, so I like to make sure he's had a smoothie that's full of energy boosting properties and you can go wrong with this kale and berry smoothie!


    • Handful of kale

    • 1 Banana

    • 5 strawberries

    • 6 raspberries

    • 8 blueberries

    • Half a cup of coconut water

    • Method

      1. Wash all of the ingredients

      2. Chop all the fruit so they all fit in the smoothie maker. I use the nutribullet.

      3. Blend until smooth, I put the smoothie maker on for at least 1 minutes so all the ingredients are nice and smooth.

      4. Enjoy!

      5. Till next time

        Melissa x
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