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Guilt-Free Summer Refreshment From Highland Spring

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The Spring and Summer months are arguably the most sociable months of the year with plenty of opportunities to socialise and pop open the bubbly – from barbeques, garden parties, picnics and holidays, to weddings and sporting events. Ensuring everyone can join in the fun and enjoy every sparkling moment, Highland Spring have created these refreshing mocktails – the perfect non-alcoholic treat for a sunny afternoon with friends, or a quiet evening in.

The Highland Hugo: A light mocktail with delicate floral and minty notes

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Ingredients

  • 25ml Bottlegreen Elderflower cordial
  • 1 wedge fresh lime
  • 5 fresh mint leaves
  • Topped up with Highland Spring Sparkling Water

Method

Half fill a wine glass with cubed ice, add mint leaves and then top up with cubed ice. Squeeze a fresh lime wedge over the ice and drop in the glass. Then add Bottlegreen Elderflower cordial. Top up with Highland Spring sparkling water. Stir, serve and enjoy!

The Refresher: A fresh, classy mocktail perfect for get-togethers and celebrations

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Ingredients

  • 25ml Bottlegreen Ginger & Lemongrass cordial
  • 5 slices of fresh cucumber
  • Topped up with Highland Spring Sparkling Water

Method

Fill a tall glass with cubed ice, adding cucumber slices throughout. Then add Bottlegreen Ginger & Lemongrass cordial. Top up with Highland Spring sparkling water. Stir, serve and enjoy!

These refreshing and zingy mocktails are perfect for summer barbeques and are a great accompaniment for juicy burgers, refreshing salads or a sweet dessert like a classic Eton Mess.

Highland Spring Sparkling water is available from all major supermarkets, retailers and

convenience stores nationwide.

 BY: Charlotte Brouwer

Chicken Skin To Beautiful Swan In 6 Simple Steps

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Have you ever looked at your arms and noticed rough patches of dry skin? Did an itchy rash stop you from wearing your gorgeous sleeveless top again? You are not the only one! Unfortunately, almost 40% of us suffer from bumpy skin at the back of the upper arms, commonly known as Chicken Skin.

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Ketorasis Pilaris, which is the medical term for this ailment, can occur at any age, usually runs in families and often goes hand-in-hand with chronic dry skin. What causes this embarassing condition? When our skin produces too much keratin, it accumulates at the opening of each individual hair follicle, blocking pores. Theselittle bumps can make the surface appear irritated and inflamed, that’s why it’s so important to take special care.

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We asked Shona Wilkinson, Head Nutritionist at NutriCentre.com to give us her tips on what to do, to get your arms summer-ready and banish those bumps:

‘Make sure you exfoliate the area regularly with natural and gentle exfoliator. Avoid anything too abrasive though, as this can cause damage to your skin.’
‘Massage the affected areas twice a day with a natural gentle moisturiser to soften bumps. Some people have found a real benefit by using coconut oil to moisturise the area.’
‘Make sure you use a gentle non-harsh soap when you wash.’

‘Eat plenty of Omega 3 fatty acids, which are beneficial to skin.  Add oily fish to your diet such as mackerel, herring, sardines, anchovies and salmon.  If you are a vegetarian eat flaxseeds or chia seeds.’

‘Make sure your digestive system is running properly. Digestive disorders can manifest themselves in poor skin condition. Lack of nutrient absorption can contribute to Keratosis Pilaris.  You may want to consider taking a digestive enzyme if you think you may suffer from lack of nutrients. Also make sure that your intestinal flora is balanced.  It is important to have enough good bacteria to ensure a proper digestive system.  Try taking a good quality probiotic.’
‘Remove any foods, which may be an allergen. Such foods may include dairy, gluten and sugar.’

To help you get rid of chicken skin, try:

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By: Shona Wilkinson

Pool Side Chic Sunglasses By GUESS

GUESS are renowned for their classic, prestigious and unique designs that offer the ultimate accessory to match your poolside chic attire 

These cute and very girly, floral sunglasses are the ultimate fashion accessory that will complete any festival outfit and channel your inner hippy chick. Available in six different colours: Black, Clear and Lavender, White, Brown and Pink frames they retail at £100.00. GUESS have completed the design with crystal accents on the temple of each frame.

GUESS’ stunning cat eye frames provide the perfect polished poolside finish. Complete with gold-coloured stud detail right along the top of the frame and the temples they are available in five different colours: Pink, Nude, Tortoise Shell, Black and White and retail at £85.00 each from GUESS.com.