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Flamingo Candles | Pink Ribbon Boob Collection

I'm always for brands that try to make a difference and one brand that's doing just that is Flamingo Candles. The brand is well known for their use of pretty organic, soy bean waxes housed in jars with laser cut shapes such as glittery flamingos, neon shapes and other kitsch branding additions. 
 
The brand has decided to support the Pink Ribbon Foundation with their limited and special ''Boobs'' collection. Just take a peek at the awesome boob print packaging below...


The Boob collection also includes a scent melt (not pictured) as well as the jar and tumbler candles, the good thing is if you can't afford to donate money (and typically most people are asked to donate to so much at this time of year) or you don't want to go and buy a large or expensive product just because it 'donates money' then why not opt for something smaller such as the scent melt? 
 
Purchasing something lovely like these candles not only helps out the charity but you as a consumer are getting something for your money. Destress while helping out Pink Ribbon? Well, count me in. 
 
Bright Pink & Pastel Gold Boob Candles | £12
Jar Boob Candles | £10
Scent Melt | £2
 
The scent is the Flaming Candles exclusive Pink Ribbon scent so you don't have to worry about picking and choosing fragrances. The scent itself is described as: 
 
''Pink Ribbon is a rich, cranberry accord dominated by top notes of sweet cranberry blended with prune juice, complimented by a fruity floral heart of summer strawberry, sun ripened raspberry and citrus orange with sweet honey and rose notes. On dry down, the base is woody, powdery with notes of cedarwood and vanilla with a hint of raspberry''
 
If you fancy buying one or two of these then you can pick these up now as they only launched on September 4th however you can currently buy the melt and a different jar candle (in the usual Flamingo Candle style with the Pink Ribbon scent) just now over on the Flamingo Candles website. 

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Wellness | Ninja in My Kitchen

At the moment we are on a bit of a health kick, you may have noticed over on Instagram that we're trying to eat right and get more exercise. Generally, just yoga and walking but hey, it's a start, isn't it? 

Our change of lifestyle has been a long time coming but our main issue was organisation - with a few house moves and life changes we just hadn't got a handle on everything and, our eating habits went downhill. We both put on weight and when you're looking to the future, weight gain and crappy health is the last thing you want to hold you back. 


So retrograde ended and with that came a new found passion for eating well. Over the last week, we've taken our eating habits to the Philippines (not literally but our meals have been Filipino inspired) and we've eaten Pancit Canton, Kare-Kare and crispy sea bass with chilli, lemon and coriander sauce. What you've not seen on IG is that we've also had freshly made soups and plenty of smoothies and fruit slush desserts. 

There have been two things that have helped us achieve these changes, the first is ASDA home delivery - it's been a godsend. The second is our Ninja blender and smoothie maker. 

In the past, I've had juicers and blenders and smoothie makers and I've used them but grown bored purely because they take seconds to use but ages to clean. I don't have the patience for that in all honesty. The Ninja, however, is basically a ninja! It's super quick at cleaning which is a major factor in how much I use this. 

The second important factor is the speed or the usability. Again previous blenders have promised the world but fallen short because their speed was too slow and they were unable to blend correctly. The Ninja has a 700W speed which literally takes seconds to blend up my frozen (yes frozen) smoothie mixes which typically consist of frozen chunks of pineapple, mango and other yellow fruits. 

Here is the video showing how easy this is to use. You simply pop in your fruits or veggies, top with a liquid, pop on the blender/smoothie lid and place the cup upside down onto the Ninja machine. To make it work you simply push down the cup and it blends the ingredients to perfection. 

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I used frozen pineapple and mango topped with coconut milk. Blending this up you can either have it straight away by simply swapping the blender lid to an on-the-go lid. It's really as easy as that. You receive two cups and lids so you can make two quickly, pop one in the fridge or simply use one as one is being washed. 

So far this has been a doddle to use, takes up very little room and is helping us immensely in our pursuit of health. The blender is currently on sale for £39.99 from £49.99 and in all honesty, this is a bargain guys. You can check it out over on the Ninja Kitchen website. 

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