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Sunday Catch Up (19) - Mary Elizabeth & Washi Cloths & Vegan Cupcakes


Last weekend I experimented with another Vegan cupcake recipe from my new cookbook.  I tried Sexy Low Fat Vanilla Cupcakes but I left off the healthy fruit topping adding vegan buttercream instead, naughty but very nice!  


This week I was approached by Mary Elizabeth Bodycare. I declined an offer to review products because I am testing some new ones at this time and I have to be careful not to overload my skin. Since the company is of genuine interest to me I did ask for a press release so I could share their product launch with you guys. I know many of you will be adding this range to your shopping list.  Cecilia Rathe started the company because successful treatment for skin cancer left her skin irritated and she found nothing soothed it. Cecilia is a qualified aromatherapist and a Member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists, so she fully understands the importance of thinking carefully about what you put on your skin. The products launched are Frankincense and Rose Moisturiser, Camellia and Geranium Gentle Face Scrub, Juniper and Jojoba Hand Cream, Spearmint and Tea Tree Nurture Balm. These are manufactured in England and contain natural, organic ingredients with pure essential oils and no SLS, parabens, petroleum or synthetic colours or fragrances.

I have another product discovery this week thanks to Strawberry Blonde Beauty.  I am a massive fan of muslin cloths for removing cleanser and have used them for many years.  Tropic products introduced me to bamboo cloths which I equally adore but now there are Washi Hot Cloths (website link) 



I am tempted to make a purchase, it's just a shame they don't appear to be sold individually.  I've built up a collection of muslin cloths over the years and don't necessarily want to replace them.



Random purchase of the week goes to Mr Hedgehog. I walked past him in Sainsburys Garden section and spotted it was half price (£2.50).  At first I said to myself what would I do with a garden ornament when I don't have a private garden but then I just loved his cute face so much he jumped into my basket.



7 comments:

  1. The cupcakes look delicious. Good call on changing the topping to butter cream. ;) lol. x

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    1. It's not a proper cupcakes unless you put buttercream on top :)

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  2. MMMmmm, buttercream. :) That hedgehog is adorable!

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    1. Agree with you on both of these :)

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  3. Oooooh I'm loving those cupcakes, they're making me super hungry! Where did you get the vegan buttercream from? Also loving the hedgehog :) Where did you put him? xo

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    1. I made the vegan buttercream in the same way you make regular buttercream you just use a dairy free margarine. I did mention where Hedgehog came from it was in my local Sainsburys

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  4. He he he jumped into your basket!

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