This is my personal review, no one asked me to write this, nor have I been sponsored.
I heard about Nivea In Shower Moisturiser from Sali Hughes and I knew that at some point, I need to try this. Her recommendations are pretty bullet proof.
Then about a month or so ago, I spotted it in Sainsbury’s on offer (not that it is an expensive product in the first place), so I decided to try it.
For some reason, I had thought that it was a clever moisturising shower gel, but when I read the instructions, I twigged that it is a moisturiser that you use in the shower after showering.
After showering as normal, you rub it in to your skin and then wash it off. It is so easy and quick to do.
You may be thinking, but I already use a body moisturiser. If that works for you, that’s fine. I find that this is great, if you don’t have much time in the morning and don’t have time to wait for a moisturiser to sink in and not grease your clothes.
On top of speed, it is a good moisturiser. I have a leaning towards dry skin and especially at this time of year, I find that my legs feel dry and itchy. Well, Nivea In Shower Mousturiser has done its job very well. It may not quite be like your favourite body moisturiser but I am really impressed with the job it does. It seems such an unassuming product too. It must be good, I’m already on my second bottle.
Now I love a cookbook. I don’t think I’ve ever written about this fact about me. I can’t help buying and then sometimes, when I realise that I will never cook from it, I say good bye.
Recently, I bought another one. Well I went to the launch of a new cook book by Steve Holding, owner and chef at the Pig and Pastry cafe in York, with photography done by the very talented Karen Turner (she photographed our wedding in 2005). It was also their annual brunch day (they don’t open on Sunday’s as a rule) to raise money for the Candelighters. This book has been written party because Steve wanted to write one and partly to raise money for The Candelighters charity, who helped Steve and his wife, when their daughter got sick.
Often books to raise money for charities can look a bit cheap but, this looks better than some of my other cookbooks on my book shelf, so much so, it makes me want to cook from it. Even non cooks, will enjoy looking at the fabulous photos in it.
Now, I just need to decide what to make from it and go for it!
Should you want to buy a copy for yourself, or maybe someone for Xmas, you can get one here. It’s £20 and, all profits are going to The Candelighters.
P.S. I’d never been to the Pig and Pastry before, but I have to say the coffee, tea, cakes and toast that we had were delicious and, on their annual brunch day, the atmosphere was great too. If you are in that area of York ever, it’s well worth a visit.