Renna's Discoveries: December 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Vita Coco for Kids

All year, I have been trying new healthy drinks, as there is so much sugar in your bog standard fruit juice. I have always drunk loads of juice. I could finish off a litre carton in a day with no problem.
When I was pregnant with my first I drank A lot of freshly squeezed juice ....way too much ( as I think that was where my extra weight gain came from) but it tastes so good. So, I've been trying different ways of drinking healthily at an affordable price.
I still enjoy my fresh juice, that I juice myself. However, I prefer not to take it out of the house. So I take alternatives, or of course just water. 
In the summer, I tried Vita Coco for adults with Pomegranate, and if I'm completely honest, I wasn't a huge fan. Coconut water is an acquired taste. I love coconut, so I thought I'd like it. The kids weren't keen on it either. So I contacted Vita Coco and they suggested we tried the Vita Coco for kids. Brilliant idea, but then I had to try and find it in the supermarket. I failed miserably, as it was new and still finding its feet in the supermarkets in July. Luckily for me, I entered a competition to win Pudsey Premier Tickets and Won ! Wow! I'd never been to a premier, so we were all very excited. 

With our tickets we had a supply of Vita Coco for Kids. Bonus ! 
We all tried both flavours, which were Pineapple & Mango and Blackcurrant & Apple.
Now here's my honest part : they really are Delicious! 
We all loved the Pineapple & Mango, as it was full of flavour, and mango is one of our favourite flavours. The Blackcurrant & Apple is less sweet, and not as much flavour, but very refreshing. We liked them as they are fresh and not to overpowering with sweetness. They are really easy to drink, and pretty much gone in seconds.
The Pudsey Premier was amazing, and we all really enjoyed the film. It's a good family British film. The kids still can't wait to see it again. 

At the premiere, everyone was offered Vita Coco for Kids. Woohoo!

This summer was ridiculously hot, so I had to find out who was selling it. Finally found them in my local Morrisons.
Now here's the bit you really need to know: 
In each carton all there is, is, Coconut Water, Water, Grape Juice and natural flavours. 
That's it! No added sugar, No artificial flavours and No purée (no concentrated juice here!) Nothing! 
You can not get more healthier than that !  
For a box of 4 cartons Prices range from £2.50 (in Asda) to £2.99 (everywhere else) 
Cartons, as you know, are a really convenient way of always having a drink for everyone when you're out and about, or having a picnic or in the lunchbox. 
This is not just a rehydrating drink for the summer, it's for all year round and reminds you of the sun during those dark winter days. 
If you love it like me, it can also be bought in bulk from Amazon. The price isn't any cheaper than Asda, but, it's convenient.
I would definitely recommend Vita Coco for Kids. I have been buying the Pineapple & Mango flavour with my special 50p off coupons sent with our original prize in the Summer.
Due to their popularity, Vita Coco for Kids have just recently enlarged their family with three more flavours to include Paradise Punch, Very Cherry Beach, and Apple Island.
I can not wait to taste these, as I have a feeling, my kids are going to love them!
Give it a Go !!!!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Clams Homemade Cakes

How lucky of me to be given a huge box full of cakes to try. Cakes are one of my favourite things to eat. I would eat Afternoon Tea every day, if I could! 
I enjoy making cakes, always have, although I still need to perfect decorating them. I'm more of a messy finish type of decorator. 
There are so many cake choices in the world, sometimes making it difficult to choose. 
So being given cakes, makes it easier. In my delivery I had :

Christmas Jazzies Shortbread Biscuits

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Germaine De Capuccini Timexpert White Power Light Serum

I've been using Germaine De Capuccini Timexpert White Power Light Serum for a couple of weeks now and I think it's time to share my opinion.
It's Brilliant !
As much as I love my make up, some days, as being a mother, I just can't be bothered in the mornings to put my face on or I just don't have the time. You know, breakfast needs to be chosen and milk needs to be poured, uniform needs to be found ......
I was explaining this to a friend and the fact that although certain moisturisers are amazing and make my skin feel soft and smooth, my skin can then looks dull after a while. Does anyone else have this problem?
So, she bought me home a small limited Christmas Edition of Germaine De Capuccini Timexpert White Power Light Serum. She thought it would be perfect for me to try.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

My Love for Love Flowers in Rickmansworth

My friend from school , Ryan Wicks owns Love Flowers in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire. I have a huge love for flowers myself, I have no idea what most of them are called, but the pure beauty of them fills me with joy.
Whilst working in hotels, you get to understand the huge importance of flowers around the hotel and for each event. The flowers can represent the product that is being promoted, or the season of year, or just a continuation of a colour scheme for a wedding. Flowers bring the room to life and the smell they produce also wakens everyone senses. Flowers are chosen for many reasons. They can be simple displays of one or two flowers or all the way up to a huge mass of flowers.
Ryan has been extremely busy with weddings over the past few years, and now he's moving up the Event ladder, and his displays are absolutely incredible. So I wanted to show you some of my favourite displays that Love Flowers have completed these last couple of months.

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Bali Nutra Coconut Syrup

This bottle of Bali Nutra Coconut Syrup is a very intriguing product. There's a lot of coconut products in the supermarkets and shops at the moment. All trying to help us become more healthy and avoid sugary products. Coconut milk and coconut waters for example.
This is 100% natural coconut syrup. This is achieved by actually collecting the sap from the coconut tree flowers. I had never heard of this before, and I didn't even know that coconuts produced edible sap.