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Holland and Barrett Buddies

It is one thing when one of your favourite stops for yummy food, organic beauty bits and vitamins and supplements gets in contact to offer you the opportunity to receive some goodies, but it is quite another when you get paired up with someone and you get to send them all of your favourite products too! That's the thinking behind the #hollandandbarrettbuddies campaign - we were paired up with a buddy (in my case the lovely Annie Bean) and given £100 to spend as we pleased on the website, with the order sent on to our buddies.  And of course, Annie did the same for me, meaning I received my own box full of H&B treats!

As I'm such a regular customer of Holland and Barrett, I wanted to make sure that Annie received all of my favourite products, as well as some others that I've been itching to try and I thought she would enjoy. Here's a peek into what she received from me - I hope she loves it all!

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I'm not going to go into everything I bought, but here are just a few of my favourites that Annie will be receiving...

Nakd Bars

Nakd bars are probably one of my most commonly munched on foods.  Made from all natural ingredients (just fruit and nuts smushed together) and wheat, dairy and gluten free, they're the perfect guilt free snack and the ones with cocoa help stave off chocolate cravings when I'm trying to 'eat clean'.

Cashew Butter

Anyone who follows my Twitter will know I'm a cashew butter fiend.  My favourite way to enjoy it is to bung a Cocoa Orange Nakd Bar in the microwave until it's warm and then spread cashew butter on top! Cashew Butter is so creamy and tasty and the Meridian one is 100% cashew nuts with no added ingredients.

Coconut Oil

The Lucy Bee Coconut Oil is another cupboard stable of mine.  I bung it in smoothies, use it for frying and baking, I even put it on my hair as a hair mask before washing it.  It's a bit of a wonder product I think!

Biotin

I was recommended this when I started growing my hair as it's good for your hair and skin, apparently it also contributes to a healthy metabolism - so two aims of mine ticked off in one little tablet.  I take this daily, along with...

Vitamin B

This is another one that I was recommended to help with hair growth.  It also supports metabolism and reduces tiredness and fatigue.

Zero Noodles

This is a product I'm desperate to try and will be picking up next time I'm near a H&B branch - Zero Noodles have 0g fat, 0g of sugar and are low calorie (4 cal per 100g) and low carb so are great for adding to stir fries or as an alternative to pasta.

Manuka Honey Lip Balm and Rescue Cream

Manuka Honey is said to be a great ingredient for skincare products and I thought that these Dr Organic products would be a real treat for Annie.  The Rescue Cream gets great reviews and is apparently really nourishing and rich.

Rosehip Oil

I use Rosehip Oil before bed and it makes my skin feel much smoother as well as super soft in the morning.

I also ordered Annie some of my favourite herbal teas, and other supplements, beauty items and food that I thought she would like.  I think that having a healthy lifestyle and being kind to yourself should be both internal and external, so I tried to choose a mix of healthy, nutritious food, and beauty treats for a bit of pampering!

Are you a Holland and Barrett fan? What are your favourite products?  I'll also be blogging about the package I received, I can't wait to show you what Annie chose for me!

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15 comments

  1. What a lovely idea!

    I think I need to stock up in biotin as am desperately trying to grow my hair!

    Beccy // Bluebell & Bumpkin

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  2. wow I bet your over the moon with all those goodies lol. I never think to go into Holland and Barrett as I just don't know what most of the products are and I never know where to start when I go in lol, but some of your picks sound amazing, will have to jot them down and venture in there again :) xx

    Danielle || Miss Sunshine & Sparkle

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  3. Ah I find Holland & Barrett a little overwhelming as well at times, especially the protein-powder section haha! These look great - and I never knew they did tea! xx

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  4. I do love a bit of H&B. It can be quite pricey but they have the best sales that are pretty much on all the time! Have started using oils in my daily routine and am intrigued about rosehip oil, will have to put it on the shopping list for my next trip x

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    1. They have a penny sale on at the moment that's great, there's loads of stuff in it. I think health food can be quite pricey generally - I've never found H&B any more expensive than other shops but I know it can seem expensive when you're picking up a few bits. I'm planning a blog post on the oils I use, Rosehip Oil is lovely though, so soothing! xo

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  5. This is a great idea, I always feel overwhelmed i H&B I never know where to start! I really wish I could love the Nakd bars I just thought they tasted really…odd…the strawberry crunch was okay I guess x

    http://rinicawrites.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Holland and Barrett is a great store and the Penny Sale is fantastic! I always but this licorice chocolate thing from there, so awful as it's not very healthy considering what the shop sells however it is divine! :)
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

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  7. I love H&B - the nut spreads they do, almond is one of my favourites. i'd be intrigued to try the slim pasta & the zero noodles though! Wonder if they tatste any good?!

    Chloe x

    www.chloelolabel.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Got to love H&B, as far as high street health food stores go they are doing pretty well. Great choices here!

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  9. Holland and Barrett is one of my favourite shops. I really have to try to resist going in there every time I go into town, or I'll end up spending a small fortune! Love the things you've picked for Annie - especially the cashew butter, I loooove the meridian nut butters! Have you tried their new bars? The peanut butter one is so good!
    I tried the zero noodles ages ago and they went straight in the bin...I think the fact they don't have anything in them isn't a good thing haha, was not a fan! :) xx

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  10. What a great campaign to be part of. You chose some amazing products! Do H&B sell almond butter? I blumming love Nakd bars, even if they are a tad on the expensive side.

    Jenny | sunny sweet pea xx

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  11. i LOVE LOVE LOVE H&B and all the natural goodness products.
    Coconut oil is the absolute dream - i pop it on my porridge, in my coffee, in the frying pan... any opportunity :D
    x x
    {The Lobster & Me}

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  12. I can't wait to try some of these products...thank you :). I never really know what to get but now I do.
    www.kirsty-y.blogspot.co.uk
    x

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  13. I really agree with the coconut oil, I use it for almost everything. It's become both a beauty and kitchen staple of mine.

    Still trying to get into those nakd bars, I had an orange one and I didn't like it, been scared to try another. Will be brave and give them another go.

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