Have you heard of teff? I hadn’t heard of it before trying this pasta from Lovegrass Ethiopia. Teff is a grain which is gluten free and high in protein.

What is Teff?
Ethiopian Habesha Teff is a naturally gluten free grain that’s high in fibre, iron and magnesium and is the only grain known to contain significant amounts of Vitamin C. The prebiotic fibre is an especially key benefit for IBS sufferers. The white and brown varieties of Teff are nutritionally exactly the same, the difference is purely down to the colour of the grain.

What is Teff Pasta?
Lovegrass Ethiopia has introduced the world’s first 100% Teff pasta. The Teff grain has been ground into flour, mixed with water and turned into delicious Fusilli Pasta that can be used in place of any of your favourite pasta-based dishes. Swapping to Teff pasta means you can enjoy a delicious, gluten free and nutritionally packed alternative to your regular brand.

Which dietary lifestyles is Teff pasta suitable for?

Vegan
Gluten-free/Coeliac
IBS Sufferers
Dairy-free
Free from all 14 allergens
Paleo
Low salt/fat/sugar
Free from artificial products/flavours

It is easy to cook, just like regular pasta and can be eaten plain or with a sauce. I am quite a big fan of plain pasta so enjoyed eating this by itself. It was a pleasant change from my usual pasta and a lot healthier!

Sarah x

Live in the light is a fab website for gifts, hair and body products as well as aromatherapy oils and a lot more. They have so many different products they supply and these are from the Pure Anada range.

Tropical coconut- Hand and body lotion 300ml

I love that the lotion and wash both come in pump bottles so they are easy to use. It is nice to have something in the bathroom you can use on your hands and body.

The lotion is great to use on your hands after you have washed them and also great to use after a bath or shower over the rest of your body. I love the smell as it reminds me of a holiday scent with the coconut.

Tropical coconut – Hand and body wash 300ml

This wash is great as similar to the lotion it can be used in hands and body. It can be kept by the sink to wash your hands or in the shower for your body. A little goes a long way and it leaves you feeling fresh and smelling great.

Cucumber mint shea hand cream 100ml

I love the size of this hand cream and it is going to last for a long time! Cucumber mint is such a refreshing scent and the cream is very rich so you only need a small amount. It is non greasy and it soaks in quickly leaving your hand really soft.

Sarah x

I love checking out free stuff uk to see what free samples they are offering and if there are any competitions.

Quite often you see offers online for free things but they always want you to sign up and enter so many details and you worry they may sell these on and they aren’t legitimate but with this site you don’t have to worry about anything like that as they are a proper website and only offer legitimate offers and samples.

At the moment there is a competition to win 1 of 100 Maybelline Colossal mascaras

I love entering contests like this and applying for samples as it is a great way to try out new products.

It is easy to enter and they only ask for your name and email and to like their Facebook page.

Full terms and conditions can be found on the competition page.

Do you enter many competitions online?

Sarah x

AA Skincare has launched its award-winning, vegan-friendly Frankincense & Rose Face Toner in a 50ml travel size.

This is the perfect size to carry about day to day in your handbag, leave in your office drawer or to pack in your hand luggage when travelling.

I love using a spray toner when travelling. I find when going on a long car journey or on a plane my skin can often feel dry and dehydrated so it is so easy to grab this out my bag and refresh my face. It is great to use when you are hot too!

I love any skincare that has rose in it as it gives it such a refreshing scent.

“Formulated using 100% natural ingredients, this rehydrating and balancing face toner features rejuvenating Frankincense – highly regarded for its ability to soothe and prevent fine lines, small wrinkles and other signs of ageing – and fragrant Damask Rose to refresh and revive all skin types.

Gently refreshing and designed to prepare skin for moisturising, the toner completes the company’s best-selling Frankincense & Rose range, which also includes a cleansing gel, moisturising face lotion and cream as well as a deep cleansing face mask – all made from pure essential oils and natural ingredients.

Leaving skin soft, calm and rehydrated, AA Skincare’s toner is designed for daily use.  The formulation also includes extracts of anti-inflammatory Honeysuckle and White Willow bark help to soothe skin, with extracts of vitamin and anti-oxidant rich Pomegranate working to give skin a boost.” – www.aaskincare.co.uk

RRP £3.95 for 50ml.

Do you use a toner when travelling?

Sarah x

I love different fruit juices, my favourite will always be orange and pineapple. Last year my husband and I discovered Pago juices and I shared my views on their orange juice.

A year later we are still loving their juices and if we ever go out and see them we always have to get one!

Pago provide 100% natural juice with no added sweeteners or preservatives.

They have so many different flavours: orange, strawberry, mango, peach, cloudy cherry, multivitamin tropical, orange/carrot and lemon, cranberry, rhubarb and pear, pink grapefruit, pineapple, cloudy apple, tomato, pear.

Pago is available in selected bars, restaurants, cafes and hotels. It is not available to buy in the supermarket so keep an eye out when you are out an about for it!

I love the new label design and how appealing the bottle look. The juices are so refreshing either by themselves or with ice or made into a smoothie or cocktail.

The orange will always be my favourite as it is so tasty and much nicer than regular juice from a carton.

What is your favorite flavour juice?

Sarah x