Sunday, 9 April 2017

LIFESTYLE | *WHAT IS BIDVINE?

Have you ever found yourself looking at your laptop or PC with a hundred and one tabs left open? This happens to me on a regular basis, whenever I am looking for something at the best price, or surfing the web for services with reviews I end up closing them all down in despair. Why cant it be easy to just find what you want at a click of a button?

I have always been the type of girl who knows exactly what she wants, and what she likes, so it should be pretty easy right? Especially with the help of my longest loyal friend Google. Wrong! The internet is basically a complicated yellow pages that is a bit more dull with lots of pop ups. However with technology getting better and better and apps being easily accessible now a days it is literally becoming the norm to click and buy with the use of our mobile phones. 
Bidvine is a local services company that connects customers like me with professionals all over the UK, the website can be accessed via your mobile phone, tablet or computer. Luckily I was able to partner up with Bidvine to see if its services could work for little old me. So your probably wondering what I am looking for, and in all honesty I look for everything, I always scowl the internet to find the best of the best. 
For example ever since I moved into my flat I have looked for reputable places that could clean my windows (as I am not brave enough to hang my body out the window to reach that stubborn smudge in the corner) and for a reasonable price too. I know this sounds really dull and you are probably thinking I am 86 instead of 26 but I live in the real world and need real things dealt with haha.  I also looked into things such as a cleaner to do a deep clean every six months of my property. And on top of that I searched the fitness section, as many of you know (if you have been a long time lurker of SincrelyShug)  I suffer with an auto-immune disease and have said countless times on the blog, that I want to be fitter, leaner and healthier....This was the perfect opportunity to search for personal trainers! Queue Bidvine research....

Welcome Bidvine, the easy accessible way to find services tailored to you! From the ease of my tablet and mobile I was able to search and input what I had to do, and all I have to do is answer a few questions to tailor to my specific needs. Once I have submitted what I am looking for I then wait for the countless offers to be emailed to me, leaving me to be able to pick the professional that I feel is best suited for the job. I literally feel like I am a judge from dragons den picking out the best suitors. 
On my search for a window cleaner/personal trainer I popped in my postcode, and was asked to take a few minutes to answer a few questions, which takes less than 10 minutes. Some of the questions that was asked, was how often I would like the service for, in some occasions my price range, and how many windows I had or how many people would attend the training session. Then I was able to submit my request easy as 1,2,3. What I love most about the service is the ease of tailoring what you are looking for, for instance I know I would only look for a window cleaner/cleaner three times a year. However I would like personal training sessions on a weekly basis. 

As you can see Bidvine offers a range of services from fitness to wellness, learning new things such as how to cook or how to play an instrument, to more hands on jobs such as a handyman, electrician or interior decorator. The list is endless. After being able to share the site with my friends, a few are looking into using the service as a customer and one wants to know how they can get their service on the site. I am thoroughly enjoying using the app and will continue to use it in the future for whatever I may need, with a few simple clicks I am able to sit back and find services available to me. Even for a little while in the beginning I found myself looking through all sectors that may benefit me, just so I knew what I could search for. 
I would recommend the service to anyone who is looking or researching what is available near to them, and if you are looking for a website that is easy to use for all ages whether you're 18 or 109.

Thank you Bidvine for making me aware of your services, I will be back. 

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Tuesday, 14 March 2017

LIFESTYLE | I SEA PASTA REVIEW

Hey all, 
I know you are all looking at the title thinking.... Sea? Pasta.... Sea Pasta? What is all this malarkey. Well I was contacted by Media PR to review a healthier alternative to our much loved complex carb PASTA, who would ever trade you in? Well me, for one night only. 

I Sea Pasta is a green seaweed pasta that can enable you to get your vegetable intake all in one go.The brand 'I Sea Pasta' says exactly what it does on the tin, or in this case packet. The brand launched in 2015 by Sea More founder Willem, who came up with the idea in 2013 by mistakenly consuming seaweed as he believed it was pasta... This idea then became reality, in which Sea More Food was born, the product is harvested in Ireland and only uses sustainable harvesting. 

I Sea Pasta is 100% seaweed which is gluten free, organic and of course low calorie which means all you die hard vegan fans can have a field day. Not only is this green pasta low calorie, but also benefits from being high in anti-oxidants, fibre, vitamins/minerals and omega 3 YAY!
Now let's get down to the nitty gritty... What exactly does seaweed tagliatelle taste like? Well before I give you any specific details on the taste, lets talk about the preparation. 
I Sea Pasta takes around the same time normal pasta takes to boil (however you can also prepare seaweed tagliatelle in cold water to add to chilled dishes), around 15-20 minutes and your meal is ready, making it really easy to prepare and combine with your favourite dishes. 

During my own experience of cooking seaweed pasta the smell was very fishy, no not curious but actual fish from the sea... But then again you know, what comes from the sea smells like the sea. This wouldn't be an issue if you are used to prepping fish or seafood, however I personally do not like to venture in seafood especially fishy seafood... The smell completely threw me off, which I didn't expect upon embarking on my voyage to Sea (get it). To ensure a full review though, I persevered with the smell that lingered in my flat and wanted to get straight into the tasting part. To my surprise there was no fish taste. The seaweed was similar to that of normal pasta in regards to texture and tasted pretty plain, but certainly not my cup of tea.  I made my sample without any additional sauce or side dishes to engage with the full experience of I Sea Pasta. 
I Sea Pasta is a very versatile product which I am sure many will love, I am not sure I will give it another go due to the fish smell. Alternatively you can add ginger, vinegar or lemon to your cooking water to tame the odour, unfortunately if you have been a long time lurker on this blog you  would know I am a very fussy, sensitive and allergic individual so generally try things as plain Jane. So this adventure of lemon ginger and vinegar I will leave to you, the readers.  If you are looking to give it a go why not try mixing it into your original pasta (half n half) or if you are a boss, brave it out like I did!


Available at Seamorefood.com

Thank you to Media PR for the collaboration 

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Sunday, 12 March 2017

LIFESTYLE | PENCLIC MOUSE D3

So you might be wondering what the hell is Penclic... Well its a pen and a mouse combined! MINDBLOWN! To give you some background information I was asked to review this new age tech gadget a few weeks ago and as always you all know when I review something I need to review it properly.

So let's get straight into it. Again like I said Penclic is a new generation hybrid pen and mouse gadget, that enables you to have a more comfortable and strain free experience when using your laptop or computer. It promotes a healthier working position that stops all the fuss and bother that you get with a generic mouse, I don't know about you but as a casual gamer and someone who uses their laptop daily for university and work life, my hand can tend to cramp up from the monotonous position that my mouse contorts my hand into. 
Penclic is simple to use, literally just like your normal mouse. Pop the USB into your computer or laptop and hey presto it follows your every command just like the control and dictation you get from using an ordinary pen. Underneath the base of the mouse, there is an additional switch which is known as a DPI switch (Dots Per Inch- the technical way of saying, this mouse is really sensitive). However it is crucial to know that you will need to use this on a flat surface to obtain maximum mobility and comfort. 

As you are reading this, I used Penclic to create this whole blog post and more. I imagine this small but functional gadget would be beneficial to those who frequently use a graphics tablet, potentially to ease the strain from those who suffer from arthritis or RSI (repetitive strain injury). All in all I think it is clear to see that Penclic is an obvious winner for me and I am sure it will be for you to!
Learn more about Penclic HERE

Thanks for Reading 
xx
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