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Fentimans Sparkling Lime and Jasmine

Cooling off in the summer with an ice cold drink is one of life’s simplest pleasures but if alcohol is not your vice, what alternatives are there? Well Fentimens fills the void between booze and fizzy drinks, earning its status as the original adult soft drink. You may have noticed the name when scanning the drinks chiller in the supermarket. Fentimans does make pre-mixed alcoholic drinks and beers but it is the rich variety of soft beverages in their classic glass bottles that is hard to miss. I’m a fan of Fentimens’ botanical drinks, particularly Curiosity Cola, Rose Lemonade and

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Clocking off for Cali

I’m signing off for the next 2-3 weeks as I’m off to California TODAY (plus Nevada and Arizona) for a road trip with the wifey. LA, Vegas, San Diego, Yosemite, Death Valley, San Francisco, Grand Canyon and a helluva lot more other places. I can’t recall them all – Leanne’s in charge of the itinerary, the playlists and the navigation – I’m going to be behind the wheel. It’s going to be wild – come on, join us! Wooooo! Seriously, we will be on the road and if you fancy seeing what we get up to, you can do so on our

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Review: Urban Beauty United’s Doll Face Dozen Foundation Sponges

Urban Beauty United (UBU) is a new and affordable beauty and accessories brand on the scene. With bright and vibrant colours, their make-up tools are probably the most eye-catching of all with an array of sponges and brushes to choose from. The Face Dozen Foundation Sponges* comes in a pack of multi-coloured square sponges for applying and blending liquid foundation. Made from hydrophilic foam (and not latex), it’s supposed to be more durable than conventional cosmetic sponges, absorbing and locking in water in order to make application a breeze. As with any cosmetic sponge, you wet it first (it will expand) before use.

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