Friday, 24 June 2016

Fruity Nail Art

If you need some inspiration for your nails this summer, look no further! We love these crazy colourful designs...














Which design is your favourite? Let us know @office_fruit

Friday, 17 June 2016

Our Favourite Things About Summer

Summer officially starts on Monday 20th June, so we decided to have a proper think about our favourite things that make summer so special for us....

1. Not needing a jacket

Let your arms breath!


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2. Light evenings 

Later sunsets means light evenings, and those added hours of sunlight after work make our hearts happy.

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3. Evening drives

There's nothing more satisfying than taking a summer evening drive, with the windows down and the wind through your hair.

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4. Pimms

Pimms o'clock is where it's at.

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5. Wimbledon

Whether you prefer Nadal, or UK fave Murray, Wimbledon is the sporting event of the Summer, and gets everyone talking.

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6. Strawberries and Cream 

And of course you can't have Wimbledon without strawberries and cream!
Available to order on our website.

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7. BBQ's

What is summer without a good barbie? Grab your mates, a burger, and beer - perfect!

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And to mention our least favourite thing in a word....BUGS!

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Be gone bugs.

What are your favourite things about summer? Tweet us @office_fruit

Monday, 13 June 2016

Beauty tips for holiday

Now the May Bank Holidays are over (*sob*) many of us are looking forward to our summer holidays. Whether it's 2 weeks in Ibiza, or a week in Cornwall, summer holidays are great to get away from the office and recharge our batteries. We all want to look our best on while we're away, so here's our checklist of beauty tips to ensure you feel and look your best.

1. Eat fruit

Eating well is the foundation of feeling good, so make sure you eat plenty of fruits. They will also help boost the health of your skin, so you can keep that healthy glow before, during and after your holiday!

2. Eat carrots!

More than likely you have already heard about the many benefits to your skin from eating carrots but did you know that many tanning products use the alpha – carotene from carrots to promote the coloration of the skin?
When they are eaten raw, carrots keep all their beneficial skin properties.
Find ways to add raw, organic carrots to your meals and watch the color in your skin really blossom.

3. Drink plenty of water

 Water is a wonderful thing. It helps us to control our calorie intake by keeping us full; keeps our muscles energised; and helps our skin looking good. Hydrated skin is healthy skin! Water ensures all our organs are working to their full potential, and is particularly beneficial for our digestive system. Drink 8 glasses a day for optimum hydration.

4. Move your body

There is the temptation to go mad with exercise on the run up to a holiday, but the best way to make sure you don't tire yourself out is to stick to 30 minutes of movement a day. This could be a brisk walk, weights, yoga, or HIIT. 

5. Exfoliate

Use your favourite exfoliator or firm bristle brush to give some life to your skin. Exfoliation helps lift the dead skin cells off your body, and brings blood up to the surface, revealing healthy new skin.

6. Moisturise

Moisturisation is essential after exfoliation, and is another step towards keeping your skin hydrated. Use your favourite moisturiser nightly on the run up to your holiday, to ensure baby-smooth skin that is shiny and healthy.

7. Treat yourself


Give yourself a treat for all your hard work! Our favourite is a piece of yummy fruit, but if your thing is a small chocolate bar, go for it! Denying yourself of your favourite things leads to a blow-out, so keep the hard work balanced with something you enjoy.


What do you do to get yourself holiday ready? @office_fruit


Friday, 3 June 2016

How to - Keep your lunch safe in the office!

In our last blog post in our "How to keep your stuff safe" series, we showed you how to keep people from stealing your mug in the office. Well, now we have some tips on how to keep your lunch safe from those pesky people who are too lazy to bring in their own food, so they eat yours!

Here's how to combat this age-old problem:

1. Put dark green mould-like splodges on your sandwich bags
No one's going to want to eat your sandwiches when they see your mouldy bags. "That's disgusting!" they will think. Even better if you get to watch their reaction as you remove the sandwich, and eat it before their eyes...


2. Stick your business card to your food

Lunch thieves then have zero excuse for not knowing who you are or how to contact you if they're still unsure about whether or not it's theirs.

3. Use opague containers

Basically putting your food in anything where it can't be seen - so the thief has to open the lid to see exactly what's there. Out of sight, out of mind - the thief tends to be a spontaneous, sensory driven animal whilst also lazy. Opening a box without proof of reward will often be a step too far for them effort-wise.

4. Camouflage your lunch

In a similar vein to the above, this tip means you use a container that's not normally meant for food to trick the wannabe thief.


5. Get stuff that nobody else likes

If your colleagues like all the fancy stuff you bring in, STOP! Make sure you buy all-plain-everything, so only you are tempted when snack-time comes around.

6. And if all else fails, label label label

Post-its are your best friend if you have come to the end of your tether. Whether you label just your lunch, or everyone's lunches, this way you make sure that people know IT IS YOUR LUNCH AND NOBODY ELSE'S.


Do you have any top tips for stopping food-thiefs in your office? Tweet us @office_fruit

Friday, 27 May 2016

Animals Eating Fruit - Because Why Not?

If you are looking for a huge dose of cuteness, you have come to the right place. Today we look at the animals that love fruit just as much as we do...


 Fruit bats eat mostly fruit and flower nectar. They chew the fruit, then spit out the seeds, peel, and pulp. And up close they even look cute!



Hampsters love strawberries, along with apples, cranberries, blueberries, blackberries, cherries, bananas, raspberries, lychees and melons. However, they cannot eat certain fruits, such as citrus.

While meerkats mainly eat small mammels and bugs, they also love fruits such as strawberries, melons and apples.

 Emperor tamarins eat fruit alongside plants, small rodents and reptiles. 


Although orangutans love bananas, it's actually bad for them! This article explains that fruit cultivated for humans is far higher in sugar than wild fruit, and is like giving monkeys chocolate and cake! 


Turtles can eat a variety of fruit, including apples, grapes, strawberries, cantaloupe, banana, kiwi, mango, and tomato.

 What's your favourite fruit-eating animal? Let us know @office_fruit

Friday, 20 May 2016

Cranberry Lipgloss

We love finding out the various ways we can use fruit, not just for eating! And we thought, well what about if we can use fruit as makeup? As it turns out, cranberries can be turned into a really really love lipgloss that is not only beautiful, but is completely natural too! Win win!

You will need:
  • 12 Fresh Cranberries
  • 1 Tablespoon Avocado Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Honey 
  • 2 Drops Vitamin E
  • 1 Cheese Cloth
  • 1 Tiny Tin (to store the lipgloss)
You will need to:
  1. Heat up the cranberries, oil, honey and vitamin e on the stove, bringing it to a boil
  2.  Crush up the cranberries with a wooden spoon until the colour is the perfect for you
  3. Let it cool for 10 minutes and then strain through the cheese cloth to get out the cranberry bits
  4. Let it cool again - but not too long- and then spoon it into your tin
And then you're done! Enjoy your new lip gloss!



Have any other recipes for fruity makeup? Tweet us @office_fruit

Friday, 13 May 2016

Two-layered Hawaiin Berry Smoothie

If you fancy a smoothie which is not only delicious and beautiful to look at, have a go at making these gorgeous two-layered Hawaiin Berry Smoothies. And the best thing? They can be made with all the lovely fruit from your office fruit delivery? Grab a blender, and go!


Makes: 3 smothies
Total time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:
Hawaiin Layer
1 orange
2 frozen bananas
1 cup frozen mango
1/4 cup orange juice

Berry Layer
1 container berry yoghurt
2 cups frozen berries (strawberries, blackberries, blueberries,cherries)
1 frozen banana
1/4 cup milk 

Make each layer seperately
Put the ingredients in the blender, and blend away. Add more liquid if needed.

Assemble
Layer the smoothie mixture in glasses. Use a knife or popsicle stick to create designs inside the glass. You can top each smoothie with fruit of your choice!

Enjoy!

Adapted from: 
thefirstyearblog.com/hawaiian-berry-smoothie/

Have you tried these smoothies? Tweet us @office_fruit

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