29. Review: Sensse Silicone Facial Brush

*Note: This product was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own. *

Review

Now that we’ve got that out of the way… hello! I’ve been meaning to write this post for about six weeks now? It’s all been very busy with the opening of Fruity Lanes, which is currently up on Etsy (you can check that out here), but I’m back! I actually applied to review Sensse’s silicone facial brush via a reviewing company and was lucky enough to get accepted, but had I known that this product existed sooner I would have probably bought it myself anyway!

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sensse box

It comes in a sleek white box that reminds me a lot of Apple’s packaging, which reveals the gorgeous pink brush. The grooves on it immediately gave the impression that the brush would aid circulation along with exfoliation, and I definitely felt that upon first use. It has three modes on it, varying in levels of vibration depending on what extent of exfoliation you require. With more vibration comes a greater sense of circulation on the targeted area of skin. I chose to use the Sensse brush in circular motions on my face, as this ensured that a greater surface area would be covered.

Below are two pictures showing the difference on my skin between day 1 and day 7 of using the Sensse silicone facial brush:

day 1 day 7

As you can see, my skin did clear up a fair amount in the seven days of using the brush, which was quite surprising considering my skin type (acne prone, sensitive/combination). I wasn’t expecting miracles in total honesty, so to even have this amount of progress was better than nothing for me!

Would you recommend this product?

I would definitely recommend the Sensse silicone facial brush 100%! I love its sleek design, the fact that it charges via USB and the impact that it’s made on my skin. It’s satisfying knowing that my circulation is being encouraged through the vibrations, as well as being to exfoliate in a less harsh way than using a damaging micro-bead based face scrub.

If you’d like to purchase the Sensse silicone facial brush, the link is below:

I hope you enjoy this product as much as I did!

21. Gousto Review 

*Note: I did get a discount code to use and the option to review the following product, which I have chosen to do.

Hello all! It’s been a month since I last posted. I had to take that time out to tackle 8 university deadlines, but it’s the summer and I’m back now! To celebrate this, I’m back with a review of Gousto, a cooking service that provides both recipes and ingredients delivered straight to your door nationwide in the UK.

I’ve always been curious about these services as a picky eater, particularly one with allergies. I have both an intolerance to dairy and a nut allergy to contend with, making it somewhat challenging to order food. In spite of that I still wanted to try Gousto, especially as I could check the ingredients prior to ordering the recipes in question. For my first try of Gousto’s recipes, I ordered the teriyaki chicken and the sweet potato and spinach curry.

It comes in this box which is designed to stay cool for 24 hours:

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The ingredients are neatly packed inside, with the dry, fresh and meat products separated accordingly. It was great to see that specific proportions of ingredients were provided, as this prevents contributing to the food waste epidemic in the UK. Here’s how the ingredients looked once they were taken out of the box:

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The first recipe I tried was the teriyaki chicken, which I made on the day that the box arrived. The instructions were incredibly clear, detailing exactly how much of each ingredient was required, along with pictures of each step of cooking the meal. For this recipe I enjoyed the addition of sugar snap peas in the rice, along with having to physically make the teriyaki marinade. It took the predicted time to make, and came out looking like this, which was pretty close to the original!

teriyaki chickenteriyaki chicken 2
I then made the sweet potato and spinach curry a couple of days later. This recipe I altered slightly purely down to preference, as I didn’t want to eat quite so much spinach. I enjoyed how simple this recipe was along with once again altering the rice (this dish involves making lemon rice), along with its ability to yield 3 portions. This is how it looked when it was made:

curry

curry 2

Would I use Gousto again?

Absolutely! In fact I just ordered another box tonight containing the cod and parsley potatoes (I won’t be using the nuts) and the blackened chicken, which I will show the outcome of on my instagram.

If you ever feel stuck for ideas on what to cook and would like some inspiration along with the ingredients, I couldn’t recommend Gousto enough. I’m not just saying that because of the discount either; their food really is that good! The ingredients are fresh, tasty and healthy for you, and can serve between 2 and 4 people.

If you’re interested in trying out Gousto, I have a link just for you! It will get you £25 off of your first box, making it a very affordable meal, much better than a restaurant too! You can access the link here.

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