Friday, 11 July 2014

Free 400g Bag Royal Canine

Click here to register for a free 400g bag or Royal Canin. They also send out vouchers throughout the year.

Been a Busy #BzzAgent Bee

I have been lucky to have done quite a few #BzzAgent campaigns over the last few months.

My definite favourite so far has had to have been the Scholl Velvet Smooth Pedi one. Wow what a problem my feet have gone from beat to neat I tell you.

Another campaign I was involved in March - June was the Nair Argan Oil Shower cream. Was not particularly impressed with that, it didn't remove all of my hair and was a bit of a pain to apply as in was messy. Much prefer to shave.

I am currently taking part in the a2 milk campaign.

 a2 Milk is a cows' milk naturally rich in only the A2 protein and none of the A1 protein.  That means a2 Milk may provide relief to many of the one in five Brits who struggle to digest cows' milk.

Cows' milk contains protein.  There are two different types of protein - known as A1 and A2. Originally all cows had just the A2 protein but over the years A1 has become the dominant one in European and UK herds.

 A1 protein digests differently to A2 protein and has been linked to discomfort after drinking milk. Some people may, in fact, be reacting to this specific A1 protein, rather than lactose or other general milk proteins, as is commonly assumed. 

a2 milk tastes great and it really has made a noticeable difference to the comfort of my stomach as i suffer from IBS and is has definitely feels less bloated now I have changed to a2 milk.

The only problem I have is that it is very hard to find it on the supermarket shelves.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

#BzzAgent Campaigns

Sorry I have not been here for some time again, naughty me really I must keep up but work keeps be busy and we have got the builders in to fitting a new heating system.

Anyway in the past couple of weeks I have been taking part in and invited to a few BzzAgent campains.

I have just about completed all the activities for the Vanish Gold campaign which ends in a few days.

This stuff is fab, works really well in removing stains from clothes, I also used it on my carpet which had become a bit grubby. I used it on my work shirts after I had spilt tomato ketchup all down it and this stuff removed that with ease at a 40 degree wash. Highly recommend and have brought some more myself.


Another campaign I have been involved with and enjoyed is the McCain Ready Baked Jackets. I have almost completed all the activities for this too.


I am writing this review as it happens. I am going to try one of the Mccain Ready Baked Jackets for the first time. I am not expecting it to taste as good as an oven baked jacket - but am hoping it will taste better than a normal microwaved one. So upon taking the packet out of the freezer (which is a nice sized box that packs in easily), the first thing I am doing is reading the instructions. The instructions on the 2 portion pack are showing how long you need to cook either 1 or 2 jackets for. They state to be cooked from frozen and warn to not overcook. I have an 800 watt microwave, there are instructions for 650/750/850 watt microwaves so I calculate I need to put mine on for 4 min 45 secs on full power. Plus 2 minutes standing time. (To note there are also instructions to cook in the oven on the box). Upon opening the box its nice to see that there is no other packaging inside such a plastic wrappers and that the potatoes are loose. So many things are over packed nowadays. The potatoes are a nice, larger size than I was expecting and they have a cross slit into the top of them. Whilst my potato is cooking in the microwave I can gather my filling. I have decided on Tuna & Cheese and I must have butter and pepper too. Mmmmm - I can smell it cooking. It is cooked, now I need to wait a couple of minutes to "leave it to stand". Upon taking it out of the microwave I note there is no crispy skin - which is slightly disappointing but would be surprised if the microwave crisped anything anyway. It is extremely soft and fluffy so that's nice. It does smell like a "proper" jacket potato. Filling added, now for the tasting. Well that was rather yummy, the inside of the potato itself tasted exactly like an oven baked jacket potato would, it was soft and fluffy and exactly the texture I like it. It did not shrink either whilst in the microwave. The only negative point is I didn't like the skin, I tried it but left most of it. I like my potato skin crispy and although the colour looked like a crispy potato does, it was very soft. So over all:- For the packaging and instructions I give 5/5 For the ease of cooking I give 5/5 For the taste of the potato I give 4/5 (solely due to personal taste of how I like my skin) If I could give an over all score of 4.5 out of 5 I would but as I am not able to I have had to give a 4 as not quite perfect. In regards to value for money, although £1.65 (which is what they would have been if I hadn't got them free), seems a lot of money for 2 potatoes I think the ease of use and taste justifies the price. I will definitely buy these again however, they will be great to keep a stock of in the freezer for a speedy lunch or quick dinner. Perfect to serve with my curries.


The third campaign I am currently taking part in is the JOHN FRIEDA® FRIZZ EASE® 

This was my first review :


13 March 2014 by DirtyAngelMichelle
To be honest I was really unsure whether this would make a difference to me hair. It is rather lank, frizzy and dry looking. When I opened the bottle and squeezed some onto my hand I did not like the smell very much, I like my shampoo to have a perfumed smell to it, whether it by flowery or fruity. The consistency of it was nice, not too thick or too thin. When I rubbed it onto my hair though, wow did it lather up well, maybe I should have used a bit less, it was very easy to rinse off despite the lather. My hair felt rather dry after using the shampoo but upon putting the conditioner on my hair I immediately felt the smoothness and softness. The other thing I was concerned about prior to using this is serums have always made my hair look greasy but I used the "6 Effects Serum" on soaking wet hair as per the instructions, it did not feel quite as "siliconey" as other serums have felt in the past. Upon drying my hair I noticed the difference from the front straight away and when I took the photo and saw the back. Wow. What a difference. I would highly recommend this product, apart from my personal dislike of the smell, (so only gave it 4 stars out of 5 due to this)it does exactly what it says on the bottle. I have posted this review along with a before and after picture, to prove how good it has worked.

I have also been invited to 2 further campaigns :-

All I am required to do for this one is submit a video. Will be reviewing this with a completely open mind as am rather old fashioned when it comes to my washing and only ever use powder. 

This one I am also extremely interested in, as 2 days ago I completely sliced my nail in half down to the cuticle using one of my disposable razors, and it really hurt. Nair should be pain free. I hope.


Hopefully I won't leave it so long before my next post.

Friday, 21 February 2014

Another BzzReport for Vanish Gold


February 19, 2014 by DirtyAngelMichelle
I went to see my mum who has 3 cats. One of her cats had not been very well and had been sick all over her white cotton duvet cover, however it was some hours before my mum found it so it was dried in. My mum put her duvet cover in the wash but due to the silver thread in it mum can't wash it at a hot temperature. After a 40 degree wash and dried there was rather an unsightly stain remaining in the middle. Mum was rather upset about it when I went to see her as it was very unsightly and the cover had cost her a lot of money. I told my mum that I had been accepted by BzzAgent to test Vanish Gold and offered to take it home for her and try it on her duvet cover after explaining it worked by dissolving the stain, often within 30 seconds. A week later I returned to my mum with a sparkling, stain free duvet cover. I pretreated it with the Vanish Gold prior to washing it in the machine, and also put a scoopful in the machine. My mum was very happy and I gave her one of my vouchers and also advised her that currently the big tubs of Vanish Gold are also currently on offer in Tescos.

Vanish Gold Review


February 19, 2014 by DirtyAngelMichelle
My BzzAgent Review of Vanish Gold I now use vanish gold in the wash for all my sons chef whites. It removes all stains 100% each wash on his clothes which are washed at 60 degrees. However when used on some mud and grass stains on my own Jersey Sweatshirts that I can only wash at 30 degrees, without pre-treating it is not removing all stains. I will add however, if I pre-treat the stain using the Vanish Gold by mixing with the warm water and then rubbing in it does remove the stain, so fab job if you have the time to sort clothes and pre-treat. I will however continue to use Vanish Gold now as a regular part of my laundry routine. The picture shows the slight staining from mud left on my sweatshirt after washing with Vanish Gold added to my wash - this was caused by a rabbit with muddy paws jumping into my arms.

BzzAgent - JOHN FRIEDA® FRIZZ EASE® - Campaign

I was very ecstatic to be invited to join the John Frieda Frizz Ease campaign. Just awaiting my Bzzkit to start this one which begins on the 4th March.

My hair currently is quite dry and frizzy and I like it to be polka straight when I have the time so will be interested to see if this is any good.


I was very happy to be involved with this campaign in support of The Brain Tumour Charity

  • Over 9,100 people are diagnosed with a primary brain tumour each year — that's 25 people every single day

  • Brain tumours are the largest cause of preventable or treatable blindness in children

  • Thanks to supporters like us, The Brain Tumour Charity is changing the face of brain tumour research, spending £2.5 million on world-class research this year

  • (above copied from

    BzzAgent - MCCAIN READY BAKED JACKETS - Campaign

    I was really pleased to be invited to the BzzAgent Mcain Jacket potato campaign and can't wait to try them. I love jacket potatoes but they never taste quite right when done in the microwave.

    The Orchard at Tesco

    Here is another product testing opportunity for those people who like to try things for free then talk about them. This is run by Tesco and is for testing/trying out their own products. Click here to discover this great opportunity.

    Levi Roots Facebook Reggae Reggae Coupon

    If you have a facebook account click here and like the page to get a coupon worth 75p of Levi Roots cooking sauces or £1 off Reggae Reggae wrap kits.

    Its Been A While

    I have not posted for a few weeks. I have been suffering quite badly with Stress/Depression over the last few weeks. Been finding it very hard to cope with things I have no control over. I won't go into details as to what has caused this as they are personal. I have had to take time off of work due to it.

    The panic attacks I have been experiencing are the worse thing, I went to our local supermarket with my husband a couple of weeks ago just for breakfast, and had a panic attack whilst waiting in the queue, thought I was going to pass out.

    I feel awfully pathetic not being able to cope with bad/negative things that happen in my life or to my family, the Dr has prescribed me Citalopram to take and I am going back to work in a few days, however I am really worried about showing myself up by breaking down or having a panic attack at work.

    The Dr believes this is going hand in hand with me being peri-menopausal as my hormones are shot and all over the place.

    Saturday, 1 February 2014

    Vanish Gold Test For BzzAgent On My Carpet

    Oh no this is sooooo embarrassing putting up a photo of my awfully grubby carpet but WOW it worked well.

    I have a filthy carpet in the doorway to my living room, 4 humans, 2 cats and 5 rabbits don't help the muck so I thought "What have I got to lose", so I made a mixture of the Vanish Gold stain remover up popped it into a spray bottle and used a sponge and scrubbed. And I was very pleased with the result. I have used other cleaners on it which has barely touched it so this definitely worked well. I did not expect it to remove every single spot which it hasn't but looks so much better.

    Before shot

    After Shot

    Saturday, 25 January 2014

    ~Feeling Excited About My BzzKit~

    Oh excited much, Oh yes I am, my Vanish Gold bzzkit has arrived today can't wait to open up but am leaving it until Monday as currently have a house full and want to video the opening of it in peace and quiet.

    Friday, 24 January 2014

    Slim Fast Bargains

    Head to Boots on line for some great Slim Fast bargains. The Powder shakes are just £2.97 instead of £5.95. They are also available currently at the same price in Sainsburys.

    Thursday, 23 January 2014

    Tesco Shop Update

    Managed to use all of my vouchers apart from the Listerine one they didn't have any at all on the shelves so will look in town tomorrow in Boots and Superdrugs and see what price they have it at, something like this I will only use the coupon on if it is already reduced in the first place as can always find something cheaper anyway without having to use a coupon - if you get what I mean.

    Mini Sainsburys shop

    Plan on using these in Sainsburys tomorrow should make a £3.65 shop £2.55

    Tesco Offers with Vouchers

    Tesco have got Listerine Advanced Defence on offer at £3.66 instead of £5 another 50p off if using voucher from Caring Everyday. 

    Some of the McCain Wedges at Tesco are £1 - only 50p after using the voucher from

    Robinsons sugar free squash £1 at Tesco - 75p with voucher from Change 4 Life.

    Using all of the coupons below my £17.15 shop will come to £10.31

    Shopping list

    1 pack of 4 Activia Intensley Creamy - £2.19 - £1.00 = £1.19
    Mcains Mexican Wedges - £1.00 - 50p = 50p
    x2 Green Giant Salt free sweetcorn = £1.28 - x2 30p  = 68p
    x2 Quaker Oat So Simple Heaps of Fruit pots = £2.38 - £2.38 = free
    1 lt Robinsons Lemon no added sugar squash - £1 - 25p = 75p
    x2 600ml Pepsi Max - BOGOF £1.19 - 25p = 94p
    Listerine Advanced 500ml £3.66 - £1 = £2.66
    Tena Light Liners - £1.49 - 40p = £1.09
    Neutrogena Visbily Clear Pink Grapefruit Cream Wash  £3 - 50p = £2.50

    Quick Grab a Quaker Oats So Simple Freebie

    Go here to grab a coupon for a free pot of Quaker Oats So Simple but you got to be quick only 20,000 pots available.

    Morries Offers with Vouchers

    Yesterday I popped into 

    and used a couple of my vouchers as they had some items on offer.

    This was on offer at £1.50 so only cost me £1 after using my 50p off voucher,

    and these were on offer at £1.49 so cost me 99p after using my voucher from Caring Everyday

    Tuesday, 21 January 2014

    My Printables and Postal Goodies Today

    This is what vouchers I have printed, (from my new printer) and goodies I have received in the post today.

    Weekend update

    I had my grand-daughter Kira for the weekend. On Saturday we went into town and got some wallpaper samples which I let her choose. On Sunday we used the wallpaper samples to decorate her dolls house.

    I think it looks rather fab.


    Saturday afternoon we paid a visit to

    it was very, very noisy in there. Maybe next time I will pick a much quieter time of day.


    My new microwave has arrived, it looks rather fab, shiny and red.


    Also as I type this my new printer is being installed so I can get back to printing out my lovely money saving coupons.

    Friday, 17 January 2014

    Wow Amazon Prices Change Quickly

    I just went onto Amazon to check the delivery status of my new HP printer I have ordered and it has already gone up by £10 so I thought I would check the price of the cartridges I brought with it they have gone up by £2 . Goes to show you need to research and compare prices. Glad I ordered when I did, although I probably wouldn't have paid £70 for it anyway.

    Thursday, 16 January 2014

    New Microwave Purchase From Next

    My son managed to "melt" my microwave a few weeks back cooking some rice in it. I have been using his very cheap Wilkinsons microwave recently which basically is awful. It only has a 17 litre capacity and I can't even fit my dinner plates in it and it also has a funny overheated electrical smell to it when used for too long, as when I was heating my Snuggle Safe pads for my bunnies at 4 x 8mins each it smelt awful.

    So I have ordered this to replace it from Next, I hope its ok as £65 still pretty cheap but it looks nice and smart in the picture.

    Today's Postal Vouchers

    Mr Postman today has brought me some goodies, I have a £2.00 S C Johnson voucher following my complaint and some money off vouchers I requested in the post from the links I posted in previous posts as my printer has packed up.

    Wednesday, 15 January 2014

    Bzzagent campaign invite

    Well, it's 2am, I am at work on my lunch break and thought I would check my emails, and yippee I have an invite to the Vanish Gold campaign via Bzzagent. I can't wait to start testing this. Be prepared for many updates to follow. 

    What has today brought..

    I am going to appear to be a right blooming misery today ....

    I have woken up after 5 hours sleep following a 10 hour night shift after being awake for 24 hours feeling like death warmed up, can barely function and have another 10 hour shift tonight.

    My Kodak printer has given up the ghost so have had to buy a new printer with new cartridges too - bye bye another £80

    This one - click here for details

    I am rather peeved due to the fact I was printing off all my money off vouchers in one go - went to printer to get them and none of them have printed properly. Replaced cartridge, cleaned printhead, nothing - poof it is buggered.

    Bzzagent has got a new campaign  hope I am one of the lucky ones its for vanish gold which looks fab.

    I would like to recommend a fab facebook page that has helped me find some good money saving offers and sites -