Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Beauty Kitchen: Make your own lip balm kit...

Teacups & Buttondrops, beauty

Nine times out of ten, Beauty products which are naturally based will be my weapon of choice. One of my favourite brands, Beauty Kitchen, recently contacted me about reviewing one of their new lip balm making kits*.

I have never made homemade lip balms before so this was something that I was really looking forward to trying. Check out the video below to see how I got on: 


Overall, this was a much simpler process than I thought it would be. The instructions provided are clear and concise.However, I would be wary of anyone younger than 15 trying this without supervision as there is a step which involves melting products over a low heat. This is mentioned in the instructions, but I have mentioned this here just in case you consider buying this as a gift for someone young. However,despite that, I would definitely recommend this as a gift as I really enjoyed making the lip balms.Now, as this pack makes 4 lip balms, I now have the difficult decision of who to give the other 3 to....

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Christmas at the Filling Station...

On the run-up to Christmas, restaurants and pubs change their menus to a more seasonal-appropriate one. A few weeks ago, I headed along to The Filling Station for a cocktail making session as well to sample their Christmas menu.

Mulled Cider to get the evening started! So good!

Laura from Liparazzi making one of their Christmas cocktails


L-R: Goats Cheese Bruschetta Bites (with a bit of mushroom risotto too I think); Maple Bacon Burger; Traditional Turkey Dinner; Cookie Cheesecake

A cute little snowman to finish off the cocktail making session

Well, what can I say? This Christmas menu is amazing: everything tasted really good! I generally never rave about entire menus but everything on this menu is good. The item that surprised me most was the Cookie Cheesecake. Cheesecake, especially those that contain chocolate, can be a hit or miss with me as I find the majority too heavy.However, this one is light and has a mousse like consistency.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Sunglasses style...

Let's face the truth: Sunglasses are one of those all year round essentials. In Summer they are a staple most days (if you're lucky to see sunshine that is) and in Winter they pretty much stop the low winter sun from blinding you while driving.

Recently I was kindly sent a pair of sunglasses to try from My Bag. I selected an aviator style as it is not only a style that I love, it is also a style which suits my face.

Aviator Sunglasses c/o MyBag

What is your sunglasses style?