St. Patrick’s Day is just weeks away and I’m excited to announce that I’ve teamed up with Holland and Barrett to host a green giveaway! This is one seriously healthy haul and it introduced me to things I’ve never tried before. It was so fun and interesting to go through all the various items!
Hemp Oil Intensive Hand and Nail Treatment:
I love hand creams and I’m so happy to add this one to my collection! Made with natural ingredients including organic hemp oil, cocoa butter and hibiscus; this leaves hands feeling soft and nourished. I suffer from (sometimes painfully) dry hands so I’ll definitely be reaching for this regularly!
Hemp Oil Body Wash:
Made with a blend of organic hemp oil and organic bioactive plant extracts, this is a natural body wash ideal for everyday use. It lathers up really well and leaves skin feeling so super soft and refreshed. I love using this in the morning to really wake myself up!
Aloe Vera Gel:
Aloe Vera is something that has long been associated with soothing and healing. This handy gel has a great consistency, quickly absorbs in to the skin and can be used on dry skin, stretchmarks and skin irritations — basically a bit of a wonder product!
Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae; a superfood with high nutritional values. Here we have it in powder form and guidelines suggest stirring a tablespoon in to a glass of cold water or your favourite beverage. I have to admit I was slightly terrified when I first added the powder to water — the result was a dark and thick-looking drink. I cautiously had a sip and quickly decided it wasn’t for me! The taste is incredibly intense, like nothing I’ve ever had before. I do want to try it again though since it’s supposed to have multiple health benefits but I think I need to do some more research on different ways to use it first!
This is another nutrient-dense powder which can be turned in to a drink. The flavour is much milder than the Spirulina powder but it still takes some getting used to! I prefer to add this to smoothies. It blends easily with my favourite fruits and vegetables and gives them an even more substantial feel.
Sourced from the sea, kelp is a natural source of iodine. This is a supplement that can be taken up to three times daily with meals and has become fairly popular over the past few years. As iodine assists in the functioning of the thyroid gland, it’s thought that sea kelp can help regulate the body’s metabolism which in turn can help in weight management. Does it work? I don’t know but I’ll give them a go!
Green Tea Extract:
I’m a big tea drinker. I love mint tea and chai tea and I’m kind of obsessed with regular traditional milky tea. I’ve never, however, been able to enjoy the taste of green tea. We’ve all heard about the endless benefits of it though so a supplement in caplet form is ideal for those of us who want the goodness without having to slug back an entire cup of the stuff.
Apple Yo-Yo Bear
Simply made with fruit puree and natural fruit flavours, these may be designed for kids but that doesn’t mean adults can’t enjoy them either!
Nakd Apple Pie Bar
I’ve mentioned Nakd bars here on my blog a few times before. They make such a perfect little snack for when you’re on the go and in need of a healthy fix! Made with dates, oats, raisins, apple and nuts; these Apple Pie bars are my favourite in the Nakd range — so convenient and so tasty too!
Want to win this whole haul for yourself? Read on to find out how you can do just that! Entry is via Twitter. Simply tag myself (@sineaddaze) and Holland and Barrett (@holland_barrett) and use the hashtag #hbpaddy. You can enter as many times as you like! This giveaway is open until Wednesday 9th of March 2016 and the lucky winner will be chosen at random and contacted within 48 hours. This giveaway is open only to residents of the Republic of Ireland. Unfortunately because the haul contains liquids, there would be an issue with shipping which means I’ve had to keep it local — sorry about that! I’m so conscious that a lot of my readers are international so I’m planning on hosting another giveaway before summer that will be open worldwide — be sure to keep an eye out for that one!
Giveaway is now closed! The lucky winner is Amie – Congrats!
Please note: Holland and Barrett sent me two of every item listed above. I’ve used one of each item for the purpose of review and I’m giving away the second of each item in one single giveaway. Opinions are, as always, 100% honest and completely my own.