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Hi everyone,   Since C3 has been all about Glimmersticks, I just wanted to know:   What's your favourite Avon Glimmerstick?   Mine probably has to be the Glimmerstick Brow Definer in Blonde I have just discovered the wonders of eye-brow pencils!   Look forward to hearing about your favourite Glimmerstick!   Char x
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Can anyone help me ? Which is the lightest colour of calming effects loose powder foundation ?
 
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Favourite men perfume?
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what is your favourite Avon perfume
Mine is Far Away Bella   Just love the smell of this and I even get to wear it to work   Mark   X
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Fresh and Fabulous Blog - Healthy jar salads

If you haven’t spotted the latest craze in healthy packed lunches, now’s the time to discover jar salads.

 

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They’re a great way to make healthy packed lunch, you just have to know a few basic rules to get you started.

 

First, find a clean jar with a tight fitting lid – I use 490ml mason jars.

 

Next, layer up your salad in the following order:

 

  • 1 tbsp dressing
  • Handful of hard veg
  • Handful of beans or pasta
  • Handful of cheese, meat or tofu
  • Soft fruit and veg
  • Nuts, seeds and cooked grains
  • Salad leaves

You can of course skip layers if you want, but the idea is to start with the dressing and then keep the hardest elements towards the bottom and the softest elements towards the top, so that everything stays fresh and crunchy until you turn it out onto your plate.

 

You’ll be amazed how appealing a salad can look straight out of the jar. Here’s my lunch:

 

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And you don’t even need a plate. If you’re on the go, you can just shake the salad and then eat right out the jar.

 

Loving the sound of jar salads? Here are four ideas to get you started.

 

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For this olive, bean and feta salad, I layered up:

 

  • 1 tbsp French dressing
  • ½ red pepper, chopped into chunks
  • 1 handful butterbeans
  • 1 handful black olives
  • 50g feta, crumbled
  • 6 baby plum tomatoes, halved
  • 1 small handful toasted pumpkin seeds
  • 1 large handful watercress

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For this tofu, rice and beans jar salad, I used:

 

  • 1 tbsp coriander and lime dressing
  • 1/2 carrot, grated
  • 1 handful of edamame beans
  • 1 handful petis pois
  • 50g silken tofu, diced,
  • 3 chestnut mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 handful brown rice
  • 1 small handful cashew nuts
  • 1 large handful curly kale

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For this ham and rocket salad, I used:

 

  • 1 tbsp balsamic dressing
  • ½ green and yellow pepper
  • 1 handful of chickpeas
  • 1 handful green olives
  • 30g cooked ham
  • 6 baby plum tomatoes, halved
  • 1 large handful rocket

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And finally for this couscous chicken salad, I used:

 

  • 1 tbsp honey mustard dressing
  • 1 handful diced cucumber
  • 1 handful kidney beans
  • 1 handful sweetcorn
  • 30g cooked chicken
  • 6 baby plum tomatoes, halved
  • 1 small handful sunflower seeds
  • 1 large handful baby spinach

You can put pretty much anything you like in your salad jars. I tend to make mine the night before so that in the morning I can just grab and go. It’s a great way to use up leftovers too, from canned veg to the last of a bottle of dressing.

 

As a rule of thumb, meat, rice and pasta should be cooked and cooled before you start making up your jars. Most beans, peas and pulses can be used straight from the tin after a quick rinse, and salad leaves labelled ‘ready to eat’ can go straight into the jar.

 

Let me know if you try jar salads for yourself.

 

Until next time.

 

Your food blogger,

 

Emily x

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COMPETITION: Get an Infinite Lift for the end of January!
Hey everyone,   We are almost at the end of the January-blues, and I thought: "What can we do to try and lift the spirits of all of our wonderful Avon Beauty Connects users?"   Since we have just launched our NEW Infinite Lift Firm & Sculpt Cream in Brochure 4 2015, I thought there would be no better way than to do a competition that gives-away 10 Infinite Lift sets- containing the NEW Infinite Lift Firm & Sculpt Cream AND the Infinite Lift Targeted Contouring Serum ( for an ultimate end-of-January lift!)     SO, to be in with the chance of winning one of these 10 fantastic sets, all we want to know is:   How are YOU lifting your spirits in the last week of January?   We'll then announce the winner on Monday 2nd February    Good luck everyone! I look forward to seeing how you'll all be lifting your spirits this week!   Char x   P.S. Please see the T&Cs attached!
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