Lush Haul and Giveaway

To celebrate Valentine's Day i'm giving away a Lush 'With Love' gift set to one lucky viewer. Have a watch of my YouTube video to see what I picked up recently at Lush and to find out how to enter the giveaway!

You can also enter the giveaway using the form below, but make sure to leave me a comment on the video telling me what your favourite Lush product is too in order to enter! 

The Life of Pye Lush Giveaway UK

Terms and Conditions:
One person will win the 'with love' Lush gift set, which includes a 45g Ro's Argan body conditioner and a 120g 'Tender is the Night' Naked shower gel.
The giveaway is open from Wednesday 14th February 2018 at 18:00 (GMT) until Wednesday 14th March 2018 at 23:59 (GMT). This giveaway is open to UK residents, aged 18+ only. To take part, leave a comment on this video telling me what you're favourite Lush product is. Extra entries can be gained by visiting my instagram, following me on twitter, tweeting about the giveaway, subscribing to my YouTube channel and liking my Facebook page. The winner will be chosen at random via Gleam. The winner will be informed by email/ instagram/ twitter within 7 days of the closing date, and must respond within 7 days to claim their prize. The prize will be delivered via Royal Mail 2nd Class Tracked delivery, 5 working days after address is sent by prize winner. This giveaway is in no way affiliated or sponsored by Lush Ltd or YouTube. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram or Facebook.

Hershey's Cookies 'N' Creme Pretzel Rocky Road

Rocky Road

Hershey's Cookies 'N' Creme Pretzel Rocky Road

Taffy Mail

Hershey's Cookies and Creme Dipped Pretzels

Rocky Road Ingredients

Melting chocolate, butter and golden syrup


Rocky Road Mixture

Pretzel Rocky Road

Rocky Road has to be one of the most delicious and easiest sweet treats you can make and the fact that you can literally add any ingredients you want, makes it a winner in my book! I came up with this Hershey's Cookies 'N' Creme Pretzel Rocky Road recipe after receiving this months Taffy Mail* subscription box.

Taffy mail is a monthly American sweets subscription box delivered to your door each month. The box contains things from typical american sweets to limited edition cereals and even some drinks! There are 3 different types of box you can receive, which all differ in price; Lite, Classic and Extra. If you want to find out more about Taffy Mail and see me unboxing this months box then head over to my YouTube channel The Life of Pye- and why don't you subscribe whilst you're there!? (pretty please). You'll also see some fabulous facial expressions from yours truly, so its definitely worth a watch! 

Anyway back to the recipe...

You Will Need:

210g Unsalted Butter
300g 70% Dark Chocolate 
80g Marshmallows
200g Digestives 
3 tbsp Golden Syrup 
120g Hershey's Cookies 'N' Creme Dipped Pretzels 
Icing Sugar 


(1) Melt the butter, chocolate and golden syrup using a bain-marie (glass bowl over a saucepan of boiling water) 

(2) Crush the digestive biscuits and add to the melted chocolate off the heat and mix well

(3) Add the marshmallows and crushed Hershey's Cookies 'N' Creme Pretzels and mix well (don't forget to save some for the decoration!) 

(4) Pour the mixture into a lined baking dish and refrigerate for 2+ hours (overnight ideally, if you can wait that long!) 

(5) Cut into squares, dust with icing sugar and enjoy! (Top Tip: Run a sharp knife under hot water to make cutting the Rocky Road easier) 

and that's it! Like I said, super easy, delicious and a great recipe to try with the Kids! You can throw whatever you like into this recipe, like sultanas, nuts etc. (that's the beauty of it!) just reduce the amount of biscuit and marshmallows accordingly.

What do you like to add to a Rocky Road?


* Taffy Mail kindly provided me with one of their Extra boxes in order to compile this recipe. 

Luxury Valentines Bouquet | Prestige Flowers

Valentine's Day arrived early at The Life of Pye HQ this year with this stunning Luxury Rose Bouquet* from Prestige Flowers

Prestige Flowers is an online flower delivery service based in the UK and they kindly sent me one of their luxury Valentine's bouquets to review. I was so impressed with the quality of the flowers and how quickly the flowers were delivered. Not to mention the gorgeous box they were delivered in! Prestige Flowers offers next day delivery, perfect for people who leave present buying to the last minute.. *me*. I also received the tastiest box of chocolates boasting flavours such as Mango, Cocoa Crunch and Peach and Passionfruit, along the softest teddy bear, which was a lovely, unexpected surprise. 

I must admit the choccies didn't last long though! 

The bouquet I received was a mixture of 12 Rhodes Roses, Copper Ruscus and a selection of foliage. The bouquet was delivered with a really useful care guide and featured some top tips for looking after the roses. One of the tips was to place newly cut stems into an inch of boiling water for 30 seconds to revive any drooping rose heads, which is great to know! Although, I haven't had to do this yet as a week after receiving the bouquet the roses are still looking perfect and have no signs of drooping. 

I was so impressed with how the flowers were delivered in a secure box and how fresh they were when they arrived. I also liked that they were already beautifully arranged with the added foliage, so all I had to do was cut the stems and place them into a vase! Ordering a bouquet online is very simple, and you can even add extras like vases, chocolates and balloons, although all Valentine's Day bouquets come with free chocolates anyway!

If you really want to spoil someone this Valentine's Day then have a look at the Grand Gesture Hat Box, a truly stunning arrangement of 50 Naomi Red Roses! 

Prestige Flowers offers next day delivery if ordered by 9pm and have a great range of gifts for any budget. You can also purchase hampers and other fab gifts on their site too! Also, if you're worried about ordering flowers online...don't be! Prestige Flowers offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so if for whatever reason you're not satisfied with your order they'll do their upmost best to sort out the issue and refund if necessary.

So whether you're celebrating Valentine's Day, Galentine's Day, or just want to give your significant other a lovely bouquet, i'd definitely recommend checking out Prestige Flowers!

Finally, I'd like to thank Prestige Flowers for sending me this truly stunning bouquet.

Do you have any plans for Valentine's Day this year?


*The bouquet was kindly sent from Prestige Flowers in exchange for an honest review 

How To Spoil Dad This Father's Day

Father's Day is fast approaching and if you're anything like me, you've left it until the last minute to find the perfect present for your dear old Dad. Well, fear not, because i've teamed up with Intu Chapelfield* to bring you some of the best Father's Day presents available! I had a lovely afternoon pottering around the shops in Intu Chapelfield and found some great gifts that I know my dad will love! Intu Chapelfield is home to some of the best shops in the City and it's always my first port of call when present buying. 

I started off my search in House of Fraser and headed straight for the beauty department. I know my Dad likes to take care of his skin, however he would never go into a shop and treat himself to a luxury product like this lovely shave cream from Kiehl's, so I thought i'd get it for him instead! I think thats what a Father's Day present should be... something they would never buy themselves, a real treat- so you can truly show them how thankful you are for all that they do! I love Kiehl's products and have tied a lot of their skincare products myself and to make things even easier, the lovely people at Kiehl's have put together some great Father's Day gift boxes suitable for any budget. They also have some lovely minis of some of their best selling men's products, so you can create a little gift pack yourself too! I was deliberating between the shave cream and moisturiser, so the lovely sales assistant gave me a sample of the moisturiser to gift to my Dad as well. 

You can never go wrong with a great outfit either, and House of Fraser have some great brands to choose from, such as Hugo Boss, Paul Smith, Lacoste, Ted Baker and Jack & Jones. There were some great deals in the men's section and I managed to pick up this grey crew neck T-Shirt  from Jack & Jones in the sale for only £7.00, and you can never go wrong with a basic Tee! I decided to pair it with these navy shorts, also from Jack & Jones, and I love the finished result! Perfect for the Summer.   

Talking of Summer.. BBQ season is well underway and my Dad is definitely king of the BBQ! So these BBQ tools from Tiger were a great little extra and priced at only £2 each they were so reasonable! Tiger had some other great Father's Day gifts (see below) too. I really loved the ginormous mug (made me chuckle) so if you're after a novelty gift then definitely head to Tiger, which is located on the lower ground floor of Intu Chapelfield (near to Krispy Kreme... mmm doughnuts). 

I'd already purchased my Dad a Father's Day card, but I loved having a look around Clinton's to see what they had to offer. They had a huge range of cards, and what's more is they had a great range of Father's Day cards for Stepdads, Grandads, Dads first Father's Day cards and pretty much any card you could think of.

If clothes aren't your Dad's thing, then head to Men Kind and pick up some great gifts and gadgets like a Beer Making Kit or even a Drone, or if you really want to push the boat out the Apple store has some amazing tech gifts, perfect for any Father figure! Or, why not make your own gift!? Boots offer a photo printing service and can print photos to collect the same day and you can pick up a gorgeous frame from the House of Fraser home department too! 

Finally, if you want to take the stress out of choosing a gift another great idea would be an Intu Chapelfield giftcard, which can be used at any store in the shopping mall!

I really loved choosing these items for my Dad and i'm sure he'll love opening them on Sunday! I'm very grateful for intu Chapelfield for allowing me to take part in their Father's Day campaign this year and I'm sure you'll agree that they are the best place to go for last minute gift ideas, as there are so many amazing brands and shops all under one roof!

I hope you all have a wonderful Father's Day, however you might be celebrating it! What do you think of my Father's Day Picks?


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