Sunday, 30 October 2011

Goodies I bought today!

Today I went shopping (with a budget of £20) and this is what I came back with:

15 piece silicone baking set
I actually bought 2 of these! One for cooking with (I think a butterfly cake will look awesome) and one for crafting. I'm either gonna try it with resin casting or soap making so I'll give an update sometime in the near future so you can see what I end up making!

Thomas Fleece Blanket
I couldn't go shopping without getting something for my little one so I got him a new blanket. His name also happens to be Thomas so it literally has his name all over it.
50 Bobbles
I was desperately in need of some new bobbles so I picked up these funky looking ones. I love the rainbow colours!
3 x Nail Art Laquers 
I did get some of these a while back in pink shades and so I went back and got these. I love how the brushes allow you to do nail art designs or a full plain colour without needing to swap brushes. They are good but you need to use a good top coat with them. These ones are by Angel Cosmetics so they are nothing too fancy but they do the job!

Centipede Sparkly Bag Charm
This caught my eye because of how sparkly it is and I'd never seen a centipede bag charm before. Its nice to have something a bit "different" for a change.

Long Ribbon Bag Charm
Next up was this bag charm. It's my favourite purchase of the day. Its really long too and it spruces up my boring plain looking bag rather nicely.

Last but not least, I bought a long black open cardigan. I didn't get a photo of this as you all know what they look like I buy these quite often in lots of different styles and colours and I wear them nearly every day.

So thats it, and it cost me £19 in all!

Friday, 28 October 2011

It's Skittles, but not as we know them!

So today I am doing my first ever review, yay! So a week(ish) ago I won a bag of skittles Crazy Cores from a Facebook game, and now that they have arrived safely I am going to review them!

So, it seems that these have been available in the US for some time as lots of those American food import sites sell them but now they are available in UK shops too!
This is what I received

Details of flavours

My first thoughts are that the packaging looks nice and bright, and the sweets look like regular skittles in size and shape.

There are 5 flavours. However, I think the flavour choices should have more variety. We have Lemon and Lemonade which I would think are basically the same thing, and then there's Watermelon and Melon, which again are very similar in taste. I get that they are trying to be different here and use a combination or flavours not usually seen in sweets, but I do think they could of made them better.

The other issue is that inside the middle of the sweets they are supposed to be different colours (left to right): yellow, pink, yellow, pink, green. You can just about notice a colour difference in the two end sweets but not really in the rest.  This doesn't really bother me though, as when I normally eat Skittles, I don't bite bits off to check what colour they are, I just eat them whole! :-)

Now for the taste test:
Blue Rasberry & Lemon tastes just like regular lemon  skittles to me but I still like it. I would of liked if the blue rasberry was stronger.
Mango & Peach tastes just as you would expect and I do like this flavour, although I wouldn't want to eat too many.
Cherry & Lemonade tastes just like the cocktail cherries you get in jars. Yum, I love cherries, and I'm actually glad that I can't taste the Lemonade flavour here.
Strawberry & Watermelon.. for me, they ruined the best Skittle of all time here! My favourite Skittle ever is the regular red strawberry one but I hate the flavour of Watermelon!
Melon & Berry actually tastes like pear drops to me, which is a good thing!

To summarise, they are edible, and overall I did like them. I would buy them if I saw them in a shop, but you just can't beat the original Skittles!

P.S I got my free bag from  but this ends today, so if you are quick, you might just be able to grab one!

DISCLAIMER: These were a free sample. This does not affect my opinion and I have not been paid for this post.