Ginger Talks returns with some gorgeous bubba fashion from Fred & Noah with celebratory discount code!

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We are bacckkk!!! And heading in the direction of Christmas FAST! What better thing to gift a little one or yourself than some Fred & Noah leggings or dresses? Here baby George wears ‘Arrows’!

To celebrate our love for these amazing leggings, dresses, mama matching legs and more here is 10% off Fred & Noah with code Catherinejohnson 💕

Discover #NOLIMITS with BYKATHRYN’s Petrolhead fragrance

PETROLHEAD is the perfect vibe for women who set no limits by seeking adrenaline and high octane excitement, whilst retaining an air of femininity and glamour. They are fun and fearless, pushing the boundaries whenever possible, knowing their own minds and not conforming to stereotypes.

Although you don’t have to be a car fanatic to love PETROLHEAD, – Mini 7S Class racing driver Jo Polley is the new brand ambassador for the fragrance. Founder and Managing Director of BYKATHRYN, Katie Forman said, “When I first met Jo, I knew immediately she was the perfect person to be the face of PETROLHEAD. We needed someone who exuded the vibe and you can’t get better than a professional racing driver.” Katie added, “Jo is very glamorous and feminine of the track but ruthless behind the wheel of her Mini 7S.”

PETROLHEAD Opens with a blend of citruses in the top notes, followed with a heart of conifers and jasmine, underpinned by spicy balsamic notes giving a warm almost oriental vibe. We think it’s a perfect summer fragrance for those who like a strong scent that eludes confidence and strength!

PETROLHEAD Perfume, RRP £35 (15ml), For more information or to purchase PETROLHEAD please visit www.bykathryn.ltd

Treat your baby’s skin to super soft and gentle Infacare baby bath range…

InfaCare’s bubbly bath time treats are formulated especially for baby’s skin; both the
original ‘Infacare Baby Bath’ and the ‘Infacare Night Time Baby Bath’ are ultra-mild and pH balanced with masses of long-lasting bubbles, making them very popular with parents and little ones!  A baby’s skin is ten times more delicate than adult skin so InfaCare is formulated to be as natural and gentle as possible.  Recommended by hospital midwives and healthcare professionals, the Infacare bubble baths have been clinically tested and developed to promote natural levels of acidity and alkalinity in skin and hair. Reassuringly, each is designed to prevent irritation, and mums say it helps with allergies.

Recently launched, Night Time Baby Bath is fast becoming a favourite with mums across the country; with up to 70% describing it as ‘ideal’ for their bedtime routine.  You don’t need to use much of either of the & Infacare Baby Bath’ or the ‘Infacare Night Time Baby Bath’ to produce masses of long-lasting bubbles, perfect for  little ones to have fun with and the gentle, powdery fragrance helps to relax, easing tots first into bed and then off to sleep.

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We simply can’t wait to use these on our impending arrival as Infacare have #gifted us a set … if you’d like to win a set of  Infacare Baby Bath, & Infacare Night Time Baby Bath, head to our Pinterest, and any of our social channels (@ginger_talks – Instagram & Twitter) (facebook.com/gingertalksblog) and follow us and comment to be in with a chance of winning! 

Infacare is available from all major supermarkets, as well as Lloyd’s
Pharmacy and Boots. For more information: www.infacare.co.uk

 

*Competition NOW CLOSED is not endorsed by any of the social channels. Infacare will send the winner their prize directly. Enter on social channels between 16th July & 30th July!. Open across all of our social platforms. The prize has been gifted by Infacare to us to try too, with no obligation attached.

Soak up the sun and stay protected with Calypso Sun

☀️ As the weather gets hotter make sure the kids are protected in their last few weeks of school with @calypsosuncare #onedaylotion or the baby blue #rollon which shows you exactly where you’ve put it on wriggling little ones!

The one day lotion is perfect to apply before they walk out of the door in the morning and will help to protect them until they get home at night – so you don’t have to rely on the kids applying it themselves. The photostable formula is active after only 15 minutes and provides protection from the sun’s damaging rays. It is specially enhanced and designed to protect children’s delicate skin.

The full range for all of the family is available from £7.99 online at calypsosun.com ☀️

Home Sweet Home enhanced with I love cosmetics!

Keep your home smelling summery sweet with I Love Cosmetics Violet dreams collection! Created for both home and body this fragrance is available in reed diffusers and candles for home, plus body washes, bath salts and even body sprays!

If Violet dreams isn’t for you they have an extensive range available from £3.99 online at ilovecosmetics.co.uk in scents ranging from raspberry to elderflower and cucumber! (Which is delish by the way!)

Grab yours now and keep smelling sweet!

(This week online – GET 2 HOME SCENTS FOR £20 WITH CODE HOME2420 *Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount or offer & 30% off the strawberries & cream scent!)

Keep lunch boxes and water bottles clean and fresh with Milton… plus WIN! One of two bottles!

Summer is starting to show it’s face and it’s the perfect time to head out with the family for a picnic! Keep everything clean and sterilise lunch boxes, water bottles, re-usable coffee cups, plastic tableware and cutlery by following these simple steps using Milton Sterilising Fluid.

  1. Prepare a solution using just 6ml (1/4 cap) of Milton Sterilising Fluid per litre of water and immerse items in solution for 15 minutes

2. Rinse with cold water

You can also clean lunch boxes, water bottles and any other plastic items using the new and improved Milton Antibacterial Wipes with ‘no rinse’ & food safe formula. Parents can use them to wipe clean soothers, teats, teething rings plates and cutlery without worrying about the need to rinse afterwards. The formula is bleach free, preservative free and fragrance free, they kill germs quickly and leave no residue or odour so they are perfect for disinfecting babies’ small accessories as well as their general environment including high chairs, potties, changing mats, car seats, and buggy chairs/handles.

Milton Sterilising Fluid (500ml) – £2.35, Milton Anti-bacterial Surface Wipes – £2.19 All products are available at Boots, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, John Lewis, Mothercare, Ocado and Superdrug.

 

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To enter to win one of two prizes which include a bottle of Milton sterilising fluid and a pack of the new Milton antibacterial wipes head online to our Pinterest, Follow us & comment on the post, additionally visit all of our social media channels @asofreckles on Facebook / Twitter & Instagram to enter there too by following us, and commenting on the post! (Retweeting of on Twitter) Simple!

*Milton will then send you the prize directly. Competition open for one week only from 30th June – 7th July 2019. Not endorsed by Facebook Instagram Pinterest or Twitter. The prize was also gifted to us too! Teddy not included!

Give your hair some well needed R&R with Grow Gorgeous haircare

Is your hair in much need of R&R (Rescue & repair)? Then this R&R shampoo, £15 & conditioner, £16 – set (50ml each), Grow Gorgeous is perfect for you!

This duo is created specifically to:-

Repair, protect and strengthen hair damaged by bleaching and excessive heat styling. | Reinforce hair fibres, increasing strength and elasticity so hair is resilient to breakage. | Intensely nourish and condition dry, weak strands to leave hair hydrated, smooth and soft.

We took it away on holiday with us, to help cleanse harsh chlorine away from the pool plu to nourish and hydrate – sea salty beach hair too! It left us with super soft hair, and the 50ml is the perfect travel size to take with you everywhere you go!

Other tips: Avoiding sun damage to hair requires many of the same practises as protecting our skin from the sun. This includes avoiding over exposure to direct sunlight between the hours of 10am and 4pm when the UV light is strongest. If you have to go out, it’s best to wear a sunhat to keep those strands as protected as possible.

Get your R&R Shampoo, £15 & Conditioner, £16 – set (50ml each),online at Grow Gorgeous

 

Drench your skin with hydration and Piz Buin after sun mist spray!

🌞 Caught the sun this weekend? Drench your skin with hydration, and soothe with this fine aftersun mist spray from @pizbuin_uk Its packed with hyuralonic acid – keeping your skin in tip-top condition, and instant 48hour hydration whilst restoring natural hydration levels! It’s fab because its non-greasy and not sticky either, making for easy quick application and perfect for prolonging your tan – we loved how quickly it sinks in! You can get up dressed and out of the door in minutes! 🌞

 

Piz Buin After sun instant relief mist spray, £13, LookFantastic

 

Celebrate British grown tomatoes with some tasty recipes!

Mid May was #britishtomatofortnight and we delved head first into enjoying tasty british grown sweet tomatoes, with this tasty piccolo and lemonade tomato and soft cheese bagel…  Thanks to @britishtomatoes and @standagencyuk who sent us the most juicy fresh selection of these sweet vine tomatoes (the varieties are listed below)!

 

Piccolo – a premium cherry tomato on the vine… Very sweet with a distinctive flavour that provides a long lasting experience. The best in its class, a real favourite for snaking and salads, but can also be used in a range of hot dishes.

Lemonade – Yellow Cherry/Baby Plum (on the vine) A real break from the norm. A pale almost translucent yellow fruit that has an amazing flavour unlike anything else. A real crunch when bitten into and a wonderful addition to brighten any dish

Royal Star – Speciality Orange Cherry (on the vine) With a colour that is so unusual and a flavour to match, this variety provides a point of difference on both colour and taste, it is a lovely addition to any salad.

Join us in discovering some more amazing recipes below!

British Tomato and Seafood summer pasta

SEAFOOD & TOMATO PASTA
Seafood pasta is always a classic, only made better with great British tomatoes. This deliciously simple dish combines the two for a perfect summer dish!

Serves 2 Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking: 15 minutes

3tbsp olive oil
4 British Large Vine Tomatoes, skinned and finely chopped
1 red onion, finely chopped
Few drops of balsamic vinegar
160g small scallops
180g tagliatelle or linguine
200g cooked, peeled prawns
2tbsp chopped fresh parsley, plus extra to garnish
6-8 British Piccolo Tomatoes, halved
30g Parmesan cheese, finely grated
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 Heat the olive oil in a frying pan. Add the chopped tomatoes and red onion and cook over a low heat for 10-12 minutes, until very soft, adding a splash of water if needed. Season with salt, pepper and a few drops of balsamic vinegar.
2 Meanwhile, cook the tagliatelle or linguine in lightly salted boiling water for 10-12 minutes, until tender.
3 Add the scallops to the tomato mixture and cook for 2 minutes, then add the prawns, parsley and piccolo tomatoes. Cook, stirring, for about 1 minute, until heated through.
4 Drain the pasta. Gently stir through the tomato mixture and share between two warmed serving bowls or plates. Serve, sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and extra parsley.

Cook’s tip: No scallops available? Use a few more prawns and add a handful of thawed frozen peas. To skin tomatoes, put them into a heatproof bowl. Pour over boiling water and leave for 15-20 seconds, then drain. The skins will be easy to peel away.

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BRITISH TOMATO SHAKSHUKA
Perfect for breakfast or brunch, this British tomato recipe tastes fantastic with crusty bread to mop up all the delicious juices.

Serves 4 Prep time: 20 minutes Cooking: 25 minutes
Suitable for vegetarians

500g British medium vine tomatoes
2tbsp olive oil
2 large onions, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 red peppers, deseeded and sliced
1 yellow pepper, deseeded and sliced
1/2tsp cumin seeds
1tsp mild chilli powder
1tbsp tomato puree
2tbsp chopped fresh parsley, plus extra to garnish
4 large eggs
50g feta cheese, crumbed
150g thick Greek-style yogurt
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Crusty bread, to serve

1 Halve the British tomatoes and set to one side.
2 Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan that has a lid. Gently fry the onions,
garlic and peppers in the covered pan for about 10 minutes, or until very soft.
3 Add the cumin seeds, chilli powder, tomato puree and parsley, stirring well.
Season. Add the tomatoes and cook over a medium heat for about 8-10
minutes, uncovered, adding a splash of water if it begins to look too dry.
4 Stir well, then make 4 spaces among the ingredients. Crack the eggs into
these spaces and cook gently for a further 8-10 minutes, until set. If you like,
grill the top for a few moments to set the surface of the eggs.
5 To serve, crumble the feta cheese on top and sprinkle with extra parsley.
Season with a little extra black pepper. Put the yogurt into a bowl and sprinkle
with a little chilli powder. Serve alongside the Shakshuka with crusty bread.
Cook’s tip: This is great as a sharing dish, where everyone just eats straight
from the pan!

Whatever you do – make sure you try your local tomatoes. Don’t refrigerate them, no matter how tempted you are either, as they loose their true flavour. Do what you can to support and celebrate British Tomatoes all year round!

Forget your flakes and soothe your scalp with Philip Kingsley!

Dry flaky scalp? Sort it with this @philip_kingsley scalp mask! Philip Kingsley was a pioneer in recognising that a healthy scalp environment is key to maintaining healthy hair. This flaky itchy scalp mask, £xx is exfoliating, stimulating, and soothing to leave your scalp calm and refreshed. Used regularly this encourages strong, lustrous hair. It soothes and relieves whilst leaving your scalp in tip top condition! Formulated with anti-fungal Piroctone Olamine, exfoliating Salicylic Acid and antioxidant-rich Green Tea Extract, to calm whilst tackling the root causes of dandruff to keep flakes at bay.

Suitable for all hair types, the box contains two 20ml tubes (one tube is adequate for one full scalp application) which can be used once a week to keep on top of irritated scalps calm and at their best.

I always had the issue of itchiness after washing my hair (it would drive me nuts at night as it would keep me awake – especially along my hairline – the hairdresser said it could be due to leaving my hair damp so my scalp dries out easily – but this combined with the elastisizer treatment solves my problems and leaves my hair silky smooth too! Win Win!

Buy your Philip Kingsley Flaky Itchy Scalp mask, £19, online at Cult Beauty.

Top tip! Apply this to your roots then apply Philip Kingsley elasticizer to your lengths for an all over treat in one go!

The sun has got his hat on… make sure you protect your skin with Delph Suncare!

The sun has got his hat on… so make sure you protect yourself with this lightweight suncream with UVA & UVB protection from @delph_suncare ⠀

After a day in the sun, cool and soothe your skin with their #Aloe & #VitE infused aftersun… keeping your gorgeous glow alive for days. Whatever you do please be careful in the sun, your skin is the biggest organ and you need to protect it!

Buy now online at Pharmacy2U or online at Amazon.co.uk

Fabu-lash eyes with Eyeko Mascaras

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Are you looking for that all important mascara? Look no further than Eyeko’s wide range of fabulash mascaras! They have one for nearly every look and occasion, we simply cannot get enough – here we tested three #gifted mascaras to see if we could find our perfect match!

Screen Shot 2019-05-22 at 5.00.22 PMBlack Magic Mascara, £19

If you want to transform your eyes with the power of Black Magic, grab Eyeko’s black magic mascara. Designed for after-hours seduction, this mascara combines drama, volume and curl with a carbon-black finish to intensify your lashes like no other.

The curvaceous brush lifts lashes for a 90-degree curl, while remaining conditioned, supple and defined with colour that stays true and lasts all night long!

This one is simply my fave, as it lasts so long, curls and gives our super fair lashes a jet black appearance perfect for a big night out with the girls! 

 

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Sport Waterproof mascara, £19

Make perfect lashes your goal with Eyeko’s ace brush to grab and catch every lash teamed with our award winning fibre-enhanced, waterproof formula. Create dramatic lashes plumped to perfection that will see you through your morning workout and beyond. It has a fuller appearance and needs a good makeup remover to clear it away too – meaning no sweaty smeary mascara mess for us after we head to the gym, or out on our lunchtime run *ahem jog*!

 

The sport waterproof mascara, £19, has won so many awards, it’s got all the beauty editors talking…

‘A mascara that won’t smudge or flake even in extremely sweaty or wet conditions’ – Allure

‘You can swim at a resort in Tulum or take a vigorous spinning class – this waterproof formula will hold up without flaking or dripping’ – InStyle

‘Best Waterproof Mascara: one staffer tested this during a SoulCycle class, and it stayed put. It also doesn’t clump, which can happen sometimes with waterproof formulas, FYI’ – Brides.com

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Yoga Waterproof mascara, £19

Eyeko’s Korean-made waterproof formula is infused with Matcha Green Tea blended with botanical fruit extracts including Strawberry, Blueberry, Blackberry and Vitamin E for an antioxidant boost – like a smoothie for your lashes!

Featuring an innovative new brush design which evokes the beauty of a lotus flower. With a straight tip designed to catch shorter lashes to lengthen and extend and bulbous dense bristles to create curl and volume for a lifted, enhanced lash look that lasts all day.

For me this gave me a wide eyed full natural lash look, super curly and lengthening, its perfect for your day-time subtle looks and even better it stays on for hours with no flaking!

Take your pick – you’ll be sure to find a mascara for every occasion with Eyeko! 

Shop the range from £19 at eyeko.co.uk