Degustabox June Picnic Box

picnic drinksThis month’s Degustabox has a picnic theme and there are lots of tasty goodies to enjoy either at home or on a picnic.  A nice cool drink is a part of the whole picnic experience for me and it was nice to try out some different options.  I took the Vybe Juice with me to the school sports day.  The sun was beating down, but I didn’t feel thirsty or dehydrated because I was drinking the Vybe juice.  It’s 100% natural coconut water, so it’s full of nutritional goodies and electrolytes.  If I’m honest I wasn’t that keen on the taste, but definitely I’d buy it again for a hot day, as I was impressed by how refreshed it made me feel. For those that like a little kick to their picnic beverage, there’s the refreshing Rekorderlig, which is made from pure Swedish spring water.  With its strawberry and lime flavour, this certainly hits the spot on a hot afternoon. I love the idea of Icycl which is a frozen vodka icepop, which comes in a range of zingy, fresh flavours like lemon and lime. Zeo’s lightly carbonated soft drinks are a blend of spring water and naturally extracted fruits and botanicals with under 30 calories a bottle it’s nice to have a drink that doesn’t make you worry about the calories.

snacks from DegustaboxOne of the things I like about the Degustabox is the range of snacks and treats you get to try out.  This box was intended as a picnic box and there are loads of products that would be ideal picnic foods.  It’s a good way of sampling new products without having to scour the shelves to find something different. Hubby and I weren’t so keen on the Kallo chocolate topped rice cakes, but I think that’s because we aren’t used to eating rice cakes.  My son eats them daily and he wolfed these down.  Hubby got to try the sea salt and vinegar corn and rice snacks in his lunch box and they were a hit, as was the Love Chin Chin snacks (crunches like a biscuit and tastes like a cake) that also made their way to work for lunch.  I’m saving the Coconom Organic Coconut Sugar up for a baking spree, but it sounds heavenly.

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The Melba Thins were great for snacking or you could use them to make a nice starter or side dish with a bit of pâté or soft cheese. For breakfasts we have been trying the Brioche Pasquier products and they have been very popular – there’s nothing left.  We tried both the PITCH Chocolate 6 Pack and the PITCH Chocolate Chip 4 Pack.  The first has a lovely chocolate filling with a hint of hazelnut. The second is a chocolate chip brioche roll.  Being individually wrapped makes them very easy to take out and about.

3 Amazing Apps for iPhone Users

iphone appsThere are many apps out there for the iPhone, with user favorites such social media apps like Facebook and Twitter leading the way. However, there are many out there that are just as useful and amazing as the aforementioned apps but are virtually unknown. If you’ve always wanted to fill your iPhone with useful apps but are too busy to browse the plethora of apps available at the App Store, here are some of the best ones that seem to never make “the best of” lists but bring great functionality to your smartgadget.

FileThis

Do you view your utility bills via your trusty smartphone? If you do, you’ll love FileThis. This app allows you to gather and organize online statements and other documents that your credit card or insurance company mails you. The app smartly converts these documents to text-searchable PDF files and delivers it to the cloud service of your choice. With FileThis, you can always review your statements with ease. You will also never lose files even if you happen to misplace your phone since they’ll be stored in cloud.

SitOrSquat

When you travel to a non-English speaking country, don’t you just hate it when you can’t easily ask a trivial question like where the toilet is? SitorSquat is the world’s most convenient app for locating nearby toilets. Currently, the app has over 65,000 registered toilets worldwide and the database is still growing thanks to a dedicated community that helps update SitOrSquat regularly.

SnapGuide

Sometimes, learning how to do a certain task can be difficult if you just read text instructions. With SnapGuide, however, DIY guides are made easy. The app is filled with how-to guides for everything from art to food, and each is illustrated with detailed steps. It’s a great app to have around at all times, especially if you’re a bit of a DIY fan. Users can create guides of their own to share with the community.

Smartphones are quite possibly the fastest growing industry in the world, and it isn’t too surprising given the scope of people who use them now. According to the company that manages the entertainment site Pocket Fruity, mobile sales are expected to surpass $40 billion in 2015 so we will probably see more apps in the future that revolutionize the way we see things in every part of our lives.

Do you use a less than popular app that you feels is underappreciated? Share it with us in the comments section!

Father’s Day With Baylis & Harding

father's day giftBaylis & Harding have a lovely range to choose from if you want to buy yourself a little treat, but they have gift shopping sussed too with their lovely gift set ranges.  This Father’s Day is no exception with this sleek SPORT Trio of Treats Gift Set contains a Hair & Body Wash, Shower Gel and Aftershave Balm, in the fresh and zesty Citrus Lime & Mint fragrance.  Available now from both Asda and Tesco, priced at £7.50 (rrp), which I think that’s excellent value and the set looks like it would cost more.

If you’d like to win a set, Baylis & Harding have offered us a set to give away to readers of A Little Luxury For Me.  You can enter via the Gleam widget below.

Competition Terms and Conditions
1. No bulk, third-party or automated entries.

2. Entrants must be UK residents aged 18 years or older.

3. The winners will be chosen by a random draw.

4. The winner will be notified by email and will have a week to claim their prize. Should they fail to respond within this time, an alternative winner will be selected.

5. Promoter is responsible for fulfilling the prize and full contact details of the winner will be passed onto the promoter.

6. Competition closes on 11 June 2015.
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