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  • Become your own Barrista: Reusable Tassimo Pods & Milk Frother

    The highlights: What is it?: So this is technically 2 things - a reusable tassimo pod and a milk frother - both of which when combined make every single morning an absolute pleasure! Cost: When I got the reusable tassimo pods, several months ago, they were super expensive coming in at about £20 each, but the place I got mine from no longer has an online shop. Plus, the price has now dropped right down to £9.99 each and you can get them on amazon; the milk frother varies depending on where you go for it, but I got mine from ao.com for £40 (or if you want to add to your Amazon shopping basket with the coffee pod you can check it out here). Does it work? Yes, Yes and Yes - but more than works, it means I start every single day on a happy note. Would I buy it again? Definitely - I cannot imagine my life without these contraptions now! Other options?: Loads, and if you don't have a tassimo machine, there's likely a reusable pod for your machine out there too, so definitely give it a quick google! The milk frothers come in all shapes and sizes (and price ranges) but the one I got does the trick for a reasonable price. Where to buy: Amazon has the reusable tassimo pods these days, and ao.com is where I got my milk frother from but it is a Lavazza MilkEasy one, so you could also get it directly from them. So I basically bought the Tassimo reusable pods because I didn't like that the Tassimo pods you buy normally are not recyclable, and I have increasingly cared more about my carbon footprint over the last few years, so I am always looking for ways to make small changes that can make a difference in the world. The pods themselves are pretty cool - made of plastic and silicone, they are easy to fill, empty and clean (you can chuck them in the dishwasher too!). Filling them with coffee was pretty easy too, and they come with a little white cup dispenser to transfer the coffee into the pod from your coffee jar, and a brush if you spill any on the pod that needs wiping away (although I generally just use my finger!). However, the coffee produced by the Tassimo reusable pods by themselves was a little disappointing. The biggest let down was that the reusable pods came out very much like it was from a cafetiere, which sort of defeated the object of having a tassimo machine, and I did miss the little frothiness that comes on the top of the coffee when you use one of the official pods. This is what it looked like: However, I did not want to be disheartened by my quest to reduce my mini carbon footprint, so I googled frothers for coffee and discovered that there is quite a large market for it! I went for a run of the mill middle range model by Lavazza which I got for £40 (but the price has since gone up I believe) and found it to be amazing! It can do foam (the super frothy milk that I like) or latte which is the milk warmed with a little bit of froth on the top, and is electrical as it heats the milk at the same time as frothing it. It can also do milkshakes by cooling the milk and making it a tiny bit frothy, but I didn't massively rate the milkshake option, and I just use my frother for making hot coffees...that said, I might have a go at iced frothy coffees in the summer! Ooooooo actually that's a great idea - if I do that I will update this post too! The machine itself is dead easy to use - there are lines inside it with the words for what type of milk you want, so you know where to fill the milk up to. Then you just press the button either once for foam, twice for a latte or hold it down for 3 seconds for a milkshake. It whirls away whilst the coffee pods are on working. Once they are both finished doing their thing, pour the milk into the coffee... And what you get is this little cup of happiness: I have started this year expressing gratitude for one thing a day, and this foamy yummy coffee has already been on that list. There is no better way to start your day than with an amazing cup of coffee (which you didn't have to pay a fortune for in the barrista's). If you do give this one a go, I invite you to savour that morning coffee! Think of the things that you want to do for 20 minutes on a morning with a really good cup of coffee and then do them. Enjoy it, don't let yourself be distracted by anything else! Me, I do nothing! Nothing at all! I leave my phone in another room, and sit and enjoy my cup of coffee whilst cuddling with Obi, my dog, and ignoring everything else going on in the world! Believe me, if you start your day really enjoying that first cup of coffee, it will put you in a really good mood for the rest of the day! And all of this for the bargain price of £60ish, which cost per wear, is nothing! I've had these coffee pods and milk frother for about 9 months now, and they are still going strong! One proviso I would put out there is that the coffee mugs that taper so they have larger tops compared to the bottom of them tend to make the froth dissipate pretty quickly, so it might take you a while to find the best cup for this frothy coffee, but once you do it is so super worth it!! Treat yourself - you deserve it! with love Rebecca xxx P.S. Please note that this blog may contain affiliate links (including those to Amazon). When you click on the link and purchase the product, I receive a small commission.

  • The Last Cable: Review

    The highlights: What is it?: It is a charger that comes with 3 different attachments so that the same cable can be used for multiple appliances Cost: £22.99 (but I used a discount code to get £2.29 knocked off) Does it work? Yes Would I buy it again? Yes. although the idea is you don't have to because, you know, this is "the last cable" you will ever need to buy! Other options?: I have seen other products similar to this one on websites like Amazon or Ebay, and generally with a google, but I have not reviewed those, so would not want to comment on how good they are Where to buy: I got mine off the back of a facebook advert, but I bought it from The Last Cable Website So when it arrives, it comes in a little plastic resealable bag for storage, which ripped down the side when I opened it! Go figure! One side of the wire is the magnet which attaches to the different heads for the different electronics you may have. The other side is the USB head which goes into your USB ports in the plug and computers. There are three head attachments which come with the last cable as standard, and they fit most of the electronics I tested them on. The few it didn't fit I wasn't going to grumble too much about considering this may well remove the need for me to have multiple cable in little baggies in a box under the stairs! For copyright reasons, I cannot copy and past the list of electronics that the heads fit, but if you go the The Last Cable Website you will be able to see their list. I used this mainly on my ipad and iphone, and some other electronics that were lying around, like the dog's nail grinder and my head torch I use for dark night walks with the dog. Also you can buy just the replacement heads if you need to! On the downside, the heads, once in the appliance, are a little difficult to pull out, and if you have no nails you may struggle a tad! The magnets themselves are super strong, and jump across the table to the wire. The wire itself can bend: and twist: so as to prevent the wires fraying at the connector section, which is pretty cool, as from what I understand it is those little frayed wires that increase the fire risk! BUT the best thing about The Last Cable is that when I compared it to my apple charger, it was actually faster! I have to admit, I was expecting it to be slower, and a sort of second best back up, but charging my phone from absolutely dead for 1 hour brought it back to life by 58%, compared to the 56% of my apple charger...and yes, 2% isn't masses, but if you consider a 2% improvement on every time you charge your phone or ipad, or other general often used electronics, across the year that 2% will add up to saved pennies and a better environment in the long run! So all in all, I was pretty impressed by this little gadget, and would definitely recommend you go forth and buy it! With love Rebecca xxx Please note that this blog post may contain affiliate links. When you click on the link, and purchase the product, I receive a small commission.

  • Kilrock Gel Limescale Remover Review

    The highlights: What is it?: a limescale remover Cost: It varies depending on where you go, but generally around £5 Does it work? Yes, yes and yes! The most amazing limescale remover I have ever used, ever! Would I buy it again? Ab-so-lutley, without a doubt, in fact….I already did get some for my mum! In addition, I bought a whole host of their other products to test and review, so impressed was I by this one! So subscribe to the blog if you want to be updated on those reviews when they go live Other options?: loads of products that claim to remove limescale, but none that I have ever tried have ever been this impressive Where to buy: On the high street I have seen it in Boyes, and The Range, but you can also get it online by doing a quick google, or check out Amazon Made in the UK, the bottle has a safety lid so the bambinos of your household can't get their hands on all those chemicals, and comes with a recommendation that you test is on small indiscreet area before using it. It also advises that you only use it in small sections at a time (less than 5 square cm). For uses, here is what the bottle says: This little tub of thick gel comes with a brush attached to the lid, so you just open it, brush it on, take a step back, and watch it work. And I mean literally, watch it work! I managed to hunt down a tap with masses of limescale buildup to give this a proper test, and this limescale is rock solid, like a barnacle on a whale! This limescale remover takes it on with no hesitation at all, in fact, you can even see the bubbles as the product eats away at the limescale…watch… So the above video is speeded up, and the real time was across about 3 minutes, but even taking three minutes this stuff is pretty incredible! You should also be aware that the little bubbles are a chemical reaction, and so release gas, which was a bit stinky and hits the back of your throat if you breathe in near it...I would very much recommend making sure the windows in the room are open, or trying to resist the urge to stand over it as it bubbles because it will make you cough! You should also be aware that limescale can actually damage whatever surface it is attached to, so it is quite possible that once it is removed, it leaves pit marks on the surface itself. All in all though, it is a truly amazing limescale remover! The most amazing limescale remover I have ever encountered in fact! Here is a quick before and after video of the limescale build up on this tap - I did apply this product about 10 times to get this difference, but I have loads of it left in the bottle because it is such a thick gloopy gel, and it was zero effort because you don't do anything once it is on there, other than maybe set a timer to come back in 3 minutes to rinse it away! So, my advice if you live in a hard water area with limescale being the bane of your existence is to go out there and buy this product right now! I have also discovered that Kilrock do a whole host of other cleaning products, so I bought the lot to review! Subscribe by clicking on the link below if you want to be notified when those reviews go on this blog. With love Rebecca xxx P.S. Please note that this blog may contain affiliate links (including those to Amazon). When you click on the link and purchase the product, I receive a small commission.

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    ABOUT THE BLOG I regularly view amazing products which are thrown at me via various portals. Social media, google analytics, cookies, alexa…all these things regularly take note of the things we are interested in and then bombard us with products relating to those things. Issue is, no one could possibly buy all of those things and still be able to pay their mortgage! Consequently, my role is to try some of those things for you and to then give an honest and frank review of whether or not this amazing new product actually works. Hopefully I can spend my money to help you save yours! Now, in the interests of transparency, it is my long term intention to make money form this blog. In fact, I think very few bloggers do it just for the love of it! That said, blogs make money as a result of the amount of followers they have and I genuinely believe that if I am not 100% honest then the followers drop off, so the chances of making money reduce. So yes, there may be pay per clicks for things you encounter on here, but if there are believe me this has not compromised my review in any way. If you click on the link, and I get 5p, but then you use the product and think its pants, then I lose your future clicks, which would be a very backward way of blogging! So, if you see something that you would love to buy but sense it might be too good to be true, let me know, and I will see if I can buy it, try it, and write about it. Until I hear from you, with love Rebecca xxx Contact Me

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