Wednesday 26 February 2014

Turn Your Man Into A Sapien Man- A Mini Review from Daddy

A while back I introduced you Surya Brasil in my mini series of Things that did not work for me, I had tried the henna powder but with my bleached hair they did not go hand in hand. Henna powder is not the only thing Surya Brasil has to offer and today I am introducing you to their Sapien Men Range.

Sapien Men Range is Surya Brasil first Men's cosmetic line and has Ecocert Organic Certification. 
It has:
  • No synthetic fragrance
  • No sulfates or phthalates
  • No petroleum by products
  • No silicone
  • No gluten

It specially formulated products for a man’s tougher skin. With citrus, spice and woody notes scents, all derived from pure essentials oil and ethically harvested plants and fruits from the Amazon.

A while back I kindly received the Sapien Men Shave Cream in a goody bag, with the other half not keen on shaving and always hosting a five o'clock shadow or a manly beard I passed it on to my father to give it a test.

Here is what Daddy had to say;
"I have used Sapien Shave Cream for my last 3 shaves. Each time I have had a very close shave using less strokes then I would normally use with my old shaving cream . My skin feels smoother and refresh after each shave. It really does give a closer shave as the I fine I have to shave less often because of the closer shave it gives. I also love the fragrance it leaves."

RRP:  €19.55/£17.00

I recently also received the Sapien Men Facial Scrub which will be up on the blog in a few weeks so keep an eye out.

Sapien Men is available from

Thanks to RDC Commucications for the photos and samples.

Thursday 13 February 2014

#FOODDAY- Trudie's Spicy Rice Recipe

This week I am handing things over to my sister Trudie and her delicious spicy rice.

Ingredients: Serves 4
2-3 bay leafs
2 cups of rice(long grain or brown)
20mls of oil(olive/vegetable/sunflower)
1 large onion
2-4 red chillies (depending on taste)
1 red pepper(optional)
4 cups of water for rice
2 cups of water for mixture (see recipe)
3 tablespoons of tomato puree
1 chicken stock cube (vegetable will work also)
1-2 teaspoons of chilli powder (depending on taste)
Pinch of salt and pepper to season
1 clove of garlic


 In a deep pan or wok on medium heat fry up bay leaves and 15ml of oil for 1 minute

In a pot parboil rice for 7 mins (if brown 15 minutes) in 4 cups of water and 5ml of oil (oil in water can be omitted)

Add garlic( thickly sliced) and chillies and chilli powder and salt and pepper. Fry on medium heat for one minute.

Add onions and peppers to pan and saute for 5 minutes till onions turn clear, if they start to brown reduce heat.

Drain rice and rinse under cold tap for 1 minute and set aside.

Add 3 tablespoons of tomato puree to pan and crumble in stock cube.

Mix all together.

Add rice and mix together.

Add enough water to cover rice mixture. Reduce to simmer, place lid on pan and stir occasionally.

Once all water has evaporated it is ready to serve.


Let me know if you use this recipe using the #FOODAY hashtag on 

Rice - White, long-grain, regular, cooked, 4 cup82217821760Ico_delete
Bay Leaves - 2 Whole, 3 whole leaves300000Ico_delete
Schwartz - Chilli Powder (Mild), 2 tsp2021100Ico_delete
Tesco - Large Onion, 100 g4180106Ico_delete
Vegetable - Red Bell Pepper (Raw) (Net Carbs), 1 cup4090265Ico_delete
Oil - Olive, 1 tablespoon119014000Ico_delete
Vegetable - Red Chilli (Fresh), 100 g4090295Ico_delete
Oxo - Chicken Stock Cube, 1 Cube (5.9g)203017800Ico_delete
Garlic Clove - Each, 1 clove410000Ico_delete
Tesco - Tomato Puree, 45 g541101010Ico_delete
Add Ingredient      

Per Serving:29155462007
* As always Nutritional values are taken from the My Fitness Pal Recipe Calculator. Values may differ from different brands used always check packaging!

Catrice Has Valentines Red Lips Covered

There is no other color that says Valentines then red. From roses to chocolates to hearts to that sexy little number you might have planned for later. ("Wink, Wink")

A red lip always look great on Valentines and can make any outfit look classic and sexy. 

Catrice has you covered with what ever you want to wear on your lips from lipstick to glosses to their new lip polish.

CATRICE Ultimate Colour Lip Colour €4.49 in 310 Red My

These highly pigmented lipsticks provide long lasting, high coverage and ultra smooth finish. This fiery red color will definitely heat things up!

CATRICE Ultimate Shine Lip Colour €4.49 in 260 Berry Delicious 

A slightly deeper wine shade then the lipstick above, this lipstick also provides intense moisture and leaves creamy texture with medium coverage. 

CATRICE Infinite Shine Lip Gloss €3.49 in 160 Walk The Coraline.

For the not so brave hearted these infinite shine lip glosses provides you with a wash of coral red color without the nasty sticking sensation. The moisturising formula also leaves the lips with a pampered feeling.

NEW CATRICE Made To Stay Smoothing Lip Polish €5.49 in 050 Megan Fuchsia.

For those who just say no to red or do not have time for top up this new lip polish is made for you. With up to 8 hours staying power and all the benefits of a lipstick, gloss of a lip gloss and durability of a lip stain. The powerful pink color will last through any kissing session.

CATRICE Longlasting Lip Pencil €2.29 in 50 Red Lip District   

For creating the perfect lip shape and giving your lipstick durability.This waterproof pencil provides a smooth finish and prevents your lipstick from streaking and maintains its color.

Catrice is available in pharmacies nationwide as well as Pennys

Thanks to Rave Communications for the pictures.
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