Review: Nakd Wholefoods – Natural Balance Foods


While I was at the Allergy and Free From Show in London, I had to stop at the Nakd Wholefoods stand. There was a large selection of yummy raw fruit and nuts bars. After tasting it, I had to offer to review on my blog as I wanted to tell my readers how tasty Nakd bars are.

Nakd Wholefoods are healthy snacks, made with 100% natural ingredients. It is nourishing, cold-pressed, never baked and with no added sugar or syrups. They are gluten, wheat and dairy free. Not only it is healthy, it is very tasty too!

I was given four delicious Nakd bars to review: Cashew Cookie, Cocoa Delight, Cocoa Mint and Cocoa Orange.

Cashew Cookie Nakd bar is made with only cashews and dates and it is simply delicious.

As I am lactose intolerant, it was a treat to have chocolate Nakd bars. The chocolate bars are made with dates, cashews, raisins, cocoa and natural chocolate flavouring.

Cocoa Delight has a nice chocolate taste, it is a delight. Cocoa Mint has a hint of natural mint flavouring, it is lovely and minty. Cocoa Orange has a hint of natural orange flavouring. Not only I was having a chocolate fix, Nakd chocolate bars are full of fruit and it contributes to 1 of your 5 a day. It is a tasty way to boost your fruit intake.

Instead of having over-processed foods, you can have delicious nourishing wholefoods with Nakd bars. Check out their website for a full range of healthy and tasty Nakd products.

Nakd Bars can be purchased for RRP £13.99 for 18 bars, which works out at only £0.78 per bar. Great price for such a lovely bar.

You can use the code NFBD-3A67-ELMH to get 25% off everything at Nakd website, but hurry as the code is only valid for 30 days!

There is also free delivery on all orders, so what are you waiting for to stock up on tasty and healthy snacks?

You can follow Nakd Wholefoods on Twitter and become a fan of Nakd Wholefoods on Faceook.

Review: Raw Skin Food Mab Fabulous Set


As you might be aware, I have rosacea and sometimes it flares up when I am under stress. As a result of having sensitive skin, I can only use a few skin product brands. I was delighted to see Raw Skin Food at the Allergy and Free From Show in London and meet Richard.

Raw Skin Food products are natural, vegan and free of eight common food allergens. Raw Skin Food products are of spa quality, high performance products which promote a holistic and homeopathic regime for use at home. It is suitable for the whole family to enjoy and relieve of their skin ailments.

I have been using the Mab Fabulous range, gentle Mother and Baby products, which is ideal for sensitive and oily skin prone to irritation. My skin tends to irritate easily due to my rosacea and I do not feel very comfortable when my skin is irritated. The Mab Fabulous Range is especially brilliant for infants, those with hormonal imbalance & skin tissue exposed severe skin ailment and allergy intolerances. The range was carefully formulated with consultation from NHS midwifery and skincare experts who advised on using Omega Rich, High in Vitamins & anti inflammatory ingredients.

I have been using the Mab Fabulous range and I can see a noticeable improvement of my skin. First I massage the Superbly Gentle Facial Cleansing Milk into my face for a creamy gently cleanse to lift off excess oil, followed by the Superbly Gentel Face & Body Tonique which controls and conceals open pores with a soothing tonique/mist which you spray liberally onto the face, neck & body to reduce shine, treating redness (Rosacea) and calm inflamed skin. I must add that the Tonique is very refreshing and it works wonders on rosacea. Once my face is clean, I apply the Superbly Gentle Face & Body Balm with mild natural fragrance on sensitive and irritated areas twice daily. It is also recommended on cradle cap for babies, nappy rash & shaving bumps.

I highly recommend Mab Fabulous range if you are after great skin products. Raw Skin Food also have the Imperial Whipped range for eradication of blemishes in combination skin types with a unique ability to inhibit bacterial growth in the skin. There is also the WOW range, which is a holistic cell regenerative process of superfood Omega Rich oils for overnight restoration and concentrated fine tissue areas such as undereye and neck area.

You can follow Raw Skin Food on Twitter and become a fan of Raw Skin Food on Facebook for offers, competitions and information on healthy living.

Review: Lavera Natural Cosmetics


I agreed to try Lavera Natural Cosmetics and while I was waiting for my Lavera products to be delivered, I visited the Allergy and Free From Show. I stopped at the Lavera stand to check out their products. Lavera has a wide range: skin care, make-up, lips, body, hair, sun protection, men, baby and children products.

Lavera is a multi award-winning brand championing natural, honest products. Available in over 40 countries world-wide, lavera has three main brand principles; effectiveness, naturalness and skin tolerance. Using these principles it has created more than 230 certified natural products containing sophisticated blends of active ingredients.

Lavera uses only 100% organic, natural ingredients and is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year! The products are entirely free from synthetic aromas and colours, parabens and silicone oils and so are perfect for the whole family!

I will tell you about my lovely Lavera products that I was sent to review:

Lavera gorgeous Brown Soft Eyeliner (RRP £9.50) has built-in sponge applicator, making it really easy to apply and achieve several different looks. Whether you are after a precise line or smoky effect, you will be able to create with lavera soft eyeliner, which is also available in black and grey.

Mountain Blue Beautiful Mineral Eyeshadow (RRP £10.50) has a lovely creamy consistency for excellent coverage. Lavera new Beautiful Mineral Eyeshadow collection is made with 100% natural ingredients, enriched with minerals, organic rice powder and nourishing organic oils. Beautiful Mineral Eyeshadow is also available in several different natural colours: lily white, golden beige, dreamy pink, majestic violet, forest green, magic grey and chocolate brown.

Lavera All-Around Cream (RRP £6.95) is made with organic shea butter and organic almond, leaving your skin soft and smooth. All-around moisterising cream is suitable for all skin types, offering intensive care and protection for drier areas.  All-around cream is part of the family care range for all-around natural care for the whole family.

As days are getting warmer and summer is fast approaching, it is important to have appropriate sun protection. Lavera has a range of 100% natural and organic mineral waterproof sun care: Family Sun Spray SPF 15 (RRP £11.50) is an ideal sun protection for the whole family. It is enriched with organic carotene and organic sunflower oil to nourish your skin. Besides, the minerals reflect penetrating sunlight as soon as the product is applied, therefore your family will be protected immediately.

Lavera Faces Organic Wild Rose is a perfect nourishing care for dry skin demanding skin. Revitalising Face Mask (RRP £2.90) with organic wild rose, organic avocado oil and organic macadamia oil offers intensive skin care for improved skin elasticity. It is a moisturising and luxurious mask that needs to be applied for only 10-15 minutes to pamper your skin, giving you spa results at home.

If you are looking for great organic and natural products, Lavera can look after you from head to toe!

You can follow Lavera on Twitter and become a fan of Lavera on Facebook.

Review: Bianca Marton Handmade Luxury Truffles


I mentioned that I went to the Allergy and Free From Show over the weekend and met lovely companies and here is one of them: Bianca Marton – Genuinely Handmade Luxury Truffles!

As soon as I passed by the stand I had to stop straight away and have a look at the gorgeous truffles: several different flavours from sea salted caramel to poppy seed!

There were so many choices, so I didn’t know which one to try first. Bianca was handing out salted caramel truffles and I had to try since caramel is my favourite flavour!

The flavour of Sea Salted Caramel was amazing, absolutely gorgeous! Rich, but not overpowering! Sweet, but not too sweet! Just right, lovely balance of flavours and textures.

I was so impressed that I volunteered to write a review on Bianca Marton Luxury Truffles! I wanted to take them home and taste some of the gorgeous flavours.

I was given a selection box of 12 Luxury Truffles to taste and a couple of my favourite Sea Salted Caramel truffles in a cellophane bag! Yum!

Bianca Marton are genuinely handmade truffles created from 100% natural and dairy free ingredients, without compromising the mouth-watering flavour and velvety texture!

They are vegan truffles made with organic chocolate and lovely ingredients! The luxury truffles came in a lovely black box with orange ribbon.

In my dairy-free selection box, there was Organic Dark, Raspberry, Strawberry, Summer Berries, Fresh Mint, Mango & Chili, Poppy Seed, Sea Salted Caramel, Coconut, Single Malt Whiskey, Cinnamon and Dark Orange luxury truffles. I already said my favourite flavour is Sea Salted Caramel, but they are amazing! There is a flavour for everyone!

I have noticed there is a 20% discount on Bianca Marton website, so hurry to get your own Genuinely Handmade Luxury Truffles for a great price. You can buy a selection of 12 truffles on special offer for only £10.40 and 24 truffles special offer for only £20!

If you prefer, you could buy single truffles for only £1. Single truffles will be packed in cellophane bags or ballotin boxes depending on order size.

Allergy and Free From Show in London



Today I went to the Allergy and Free From Show in London and had a lovely time!

The Allergy and Free From Show is the UK’s largest annual gathering of people with: allergies, skin & respiratory conditions, coeliac disease, food intolerance & chemical sensitivities.

If you are in Liverpool, you could attend the show later on this year on 27th and 28th October.

I’ve never been to an allergy show before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. As you may be aware, I am lactose intolerant and, although I am not gluten intolerant, I prefer to have gluten-free products.

The show started on Friday and it will be at Olympia until tomorrow, so there is still time to attend. You will have the chance to taste lots of gluten-free and dairy-free cakes, bread, chocolate and even ice cream. They don’t taste any different from standard products, so they are great if you have an intolerance or prefer not to include gluten and dairy in your diet.

Let’s not forget about all the stands for sensitive skin and eczema. I have rosacea, so it was quite refreshing to meet others with the same skin condition.

I met several great companies and I will be talking about them over the next few days, so keep your eyes peeled.