R PLACE ~ doughnuts!

I think realistically this is the most exciting blog opportunity to date. I’m so excited to be writing this, a food review!! on a pop up café!! EXCITING, right!? So the pop up café in question is called ‘R Place’ it’s ran by two lovely ladies that became friends over their love of rock music & cuppa teas, perfect! They went from a permanent location in Newcastle to using a converted (very cool) Bedford CF truck, and basically the pop up wherever you want them, any events you can think of! They also do home delivery to Newcastle and surrounding areas!

The menu consists of doughnuts & drink, I mean that is bloody perfect menu! In all honesty I’ve never quite tasted doughnuts as good in my life (.. and I’ve tried a lot). Now I’ve been very blessed to choose 4 doughnut (from the huge list) to try out and tell me opinions on, so here I am, let’s get chatting about doughnuts!

One of my favourite combinations in the world is bacon with pancakes so when I noticed a maple bacon doughnut on the menu, I had to choose, and WOW, oh my goodness, what a taste sensation, it’s the best thing I’ve put in my mouth if I’m honest, I’d be happy with a box of 24, honestly YUM. ps. look how crispy the bacon is, gosh my favourite!!!

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Next one of my second favourite food combos is chocolate orange, again this was just a delight, a delicious delight, the perfect amount of chocolate and orange, just so divine. The orange zest is on the top, but also through the doughnut! Also the doughnuts themselves aren’t heavy or stodgy, you know you get some like that, these are so light and just wow. (can you tell I’m a fan..)

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I used to always eat the rhubarb and custard sweeties, and thought I better just choose this to see what rhubarb and custard tasted like in doughnut form. This had huge chunks of rhubarb which had been caramelised on which is fab and vanilla custard icing on, big yum from me!

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When you get me into autumn / winter I’m always thinking about black forest hot chocolates, you know seasonal. Yes you better believe they have a black forest meringue doughnut!! This has lemon in the doughnut it’s self, lovely fruity icing and mini meringues, how blooming cute, plus how pleasing to the eye!?

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I mean overall I’m a little obsessed, I know where I’ll be going when I want a doughnut or 12. The range that they do is literally incredible, they’ll have something for everyone I’m absolutely sure as there’s over 40 flavours!

I’ll leave a few of their links so you can have a little look for yourselves. (you so should) Website ; Instagram ; Facebook. If you want to order the doughnuts/drinks to your home just give them an email ~ itsrplace@hotmail.co.uk ~ they can give you a menu & prices from there!

Just want to finish with a huge thank you to the ladies at R Place for bringing me these doughnuts yesterday, I love them of course and I’m going to rave about constantly haha!

Xx

seksy embrace ; fragrance review!

I love wearing a perfume daily, I feel like it’s the final piece of your outfit, right!? It’s what most people notice on you, and it’s something that’s very individual.

Recently the brand Seksy have launched a new fragrance collection, called Prism Parfums, Seksy themselves have collaborated with both Time Products, and Swarovski to make the three perfumes happen. The three signature fragrances are designed to embody female tastes across the globe. 

I chose the Seksy Embrace scent, as it sounded most up my street out of the three, and plus, it’s orange, well more peach, but anything warmed toned I love. ( Choosing a perfume because of it’s colour, ok Sarah, you do you ). Anyway it’s hard to describe a scent isn’t it, why isn’t someone inventing smell through screens?! Getting away from the point.. Seksy Embrace is described as floral, feminine, enchanting, and seductive. It has top notes of orange blossom, blackcurrant and pear. The heart is rich with iris, jasmine and patchouli. It’s also a little musky with vanilla, Tonka bean and praline to create a deep and opulent finish. ( !! totally didn’t read that from a sheet !! ). In my words, basically a delight, I’d say it’s more for me something I’ll wear in the coming Autumn months rather than summer, but I’ve been loving it, it’s hard to choose a scent without smelling, but I chose goooood!

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The packaging, or should I say the bottle, we must chat about that next, it’s amazing, it’s a 12 sided glass bottle, that has a lil crystal at the top, stunning! Also has a crystal that you can pop of and use as a charm, or can leave on the bottle! It’s defiantly an easy size / shape to pop in your handbag, which is always HANDY ( ! lol ! ).

Defiantly have a look at the other two fragrances over on the Seksy beauty website ~here~. And here is a lil link to Seksy Embrace ( ! my fave ! ), ~here~!

*the products mentioned in this post have been sent to me for free, but all my opinions are my own*

Love yas x

ootd ~ red boots

Even though it’s now May I must cling on to wearing boots for as long as possible, I just love them, I have a vast collection now, but as soon as I saw these shiny red ones, it was love at first sight really, I had to get them. I paired them with a denim skirt and tights ~standard~, a stripey blue top of dreams, and then a lighter denim bag ~double denim, I’m doing it~, I think this bag is so so cool, it just finished of the outfit!

Outfit details ~~

Boots ~ Primark

Skirt ~ New Look

Top ~ TU; Sainsburys

Bag & Belt ~ Charity shop finds

Love yas x

ANATOMICALS.

Get braced to hear about the most fun brand I have ever come across, I am beyond excited to tell you all about it! Anatomicals, They sell a little bit of everything, mainly face masks, but everything else you could dream of in the way of body & skin care. The main draw for me is the colours, and the funny puns, but the products themselves, are pretty great too.

Let’s start with the face masks (I love face masks, and I’ve tried a lot, practically a connoisseur), and these ones are FAB, they are in the little packets, which I love, normally get one/two uses, mainly share it with someone else, ie. my mam ((hahah she loves it). They have such a variety, for every skin type, and also every sense of humour..

This seaweed mask, is my favourite from the whole collection, it’s such a calming ~smell~ mask, and it leaves my skin feeling the softest ever. Also very cooling, and leaves me feeling very refreshed. Definitely recommend, this is a one I will purchase again n again n agaiiiin!

I mean a chocolate face mask? What more could you want, especially when stressed as it states on the packaging. It left my skin feeling, soft and moisturised. The smell was out of this world, just pure chocolate, which was fab! YUM!

This next mask is a self heating one, which isn’t something I’ve tried a lot of, it’s also mainly for blemished skin, I don’t get a lot of spots as it is, so I can’t say it’s made a difference in that respect, but it’s still a lovely mask! I love whacking on a self

The cherry lip balm has been very close throughout winter, and it’s kept my lips very soft! It has a lovely subtle cheery smell, with a red tint to it, right up my street. It also has spf 8, which is so important, your lips can burn too (facts with sarah).

Hand creams are one of my favourite products (am I 90?) so when I spotted this blueberry one I was so excited, the smell is beyond divine. Then the product itself is very moisturising, this has been a saviour for the past few wintry months.

Have a look over at the Anatomicals website >here<!, they have so many goodies, that you need to have a look at!

*the products mentioned in this post have been sent to me for free, but all my opinions are my own*

Love yas x

Indulge Beauty

Have you heard of Indulge Beauty? If not.. you need too. Ps. this blog post is a long one hehe grab a cuppa tea!

It’s a brand new beauty retailer, and they already have everything sooo right. They have a shop in Westfield’s Stratford City (get me there asap), but thankfully they also have a whole sparkly website full with some amazing beauty bits. They sell a massive range of things from, makeup to fragrances, hair products, bath and body and also have a full range for men. FAB! They sell some amazing brands too, let me list a few; beauty blender, buxom, glam glow, makeup forever, the ordinary & urban decay.. I could go on for days. Find a whole list >here<!

A slight extraction from their website that I love is.. ‘At Indulge Beauty, our mission is to empower you when it comes to beauty and grooming – leaving it all in your hands. We aim to redefine the industry so you feel good about how you shop, feel and look – confidence to show the world the real you.’ I LOVE THIS (already said that hehe, but I do).

So I have been VERY lucky to have been gifted one of their beauty capsule boxes, jam packed with their top picks for 2018, and I am in love, so I’m going to share with you what I got inside, EEP how exciting!

Can you believe I call myself a beauty lover, but I’ve never tried a real Beauty Blender? Well I haven’t.. So when I spotted this in my box I screamed! I have a few beauty sponges of course, but this feels amazing compared, it blends my makeup so much more seamlessly, I am fully converted, and I’m just gutted that I didn’t try it sooner. Also it came with a mini Beauty Blender ‘bender cleanser’ so I can wash it properly, and keep it as pink as possible. (Am I now a proper beauty blogger?).. Shop the Beauty blender >here<! & Buy the Beauty Blender cleaner >here<!

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Glam Glow is again a branded I’ve lusted over for the longest time, hearing constant shining reviews, I did have a few of there masks on my wish list. But finally I’ve tried one! WOO, and I couldn’t be happier, it defiantly live up to the expectations. So the one I’ve received is the gravity mud firming treatment, it’s a peel of mask, and I can’t deny that I resembled the tin man while I had it on (hahah), but it’s left my skin feeling very firm as suggested and so soft, very easy to peel of too! I’m excited to try more from Glam Glow. Shop the Glam Glow range >here<!

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Another thing that I’ve been wanting to try for a while (it’s like my wish list in a box hahah), is the Urban Decay all nighter setting spray, I’ve heard such amazing things about this for years, and I finally have my own YAY. It’s also a mini which is perfect size to pop in my bag, so I can keep my makeup on, on the go. Shop the Urban Decay range >here<!

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Bbrowbar next, an eyebrow gel, I must say I love an eyebrow gel, it’s clear, so handy for keeping your brows in place all day, whether you have them filled in or not it’s always a staple product in my makeup bag. This ones really nice it holds the brows in place without them left feeling hard. The brush is a perfect size too! Shop the Bbrowbar range >here<!

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We all know that I love my lipsticks, but again a brand I’ve never tried is Lord & Berry crayon lipstick in the shade ‘fire’, which is a gorgeous red/orange with a slight pink hint, this is literally right up my street, and I can already tell I’m going to wear this constantly through spring & summer, well probably all year (let’s be honest). It feels very moisturising on the lips, and gives a lovely sheen. Shop the Lord & Berry range >here<!

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When it comes to a moisturiser I defiantly need something hydrating as my skin is mostly dry/dehydrated, so when I spotted the Clarins hydra-essentiel cream in the box I was so excited. I haven’t yet found the ‘perfect’ moisturiser for me yet. This could be it?! (with some luck). I’ve tried it a little, and so far it sits well on my skin, doesn’t bunch up, and does add some hydration, so I’m excited to see in the long run how I get on. Shop the Clarins hydra-essentiel cream >here<!

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Another hydrating product?! My skin couldn’t be more excited (and in need, with it being winter lol). A brand named Perricone MD, sounds fancy, eh?! This is the hydrating cloud cream, it sounds amazing, doesn’t it? I’ve been using this just on little dry areas on my face as a pose to all over, and I LOVE IT! It defiantly is making my skin a lot softer, and giving my skin the treat it needed. Shop the Perricone MD range >here<!

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Let’s chat about a soap next, that I am all heart eyes over the packaging, it looks very vintage, which is right up my street. I never normally venture to buy any snazzy soaps. I just use the ones we have in the house, but it’s defiantly great to have a change. This soap is fair-trade and organic fabulous. It’s by the brand Dr. Bronner’s and it’s the all-one hemp rose, including ingredients such as; coconut oil, palm oil, hemp oil, and rose fragrance. It also smells very fabulous let me tell you. Shop the Dr. Bronner’s soap >here<!

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This product I’m about to chat about is something I didn’t even know existed.. It’s by the brand Skin Laundry and it’s a neck & chest sheet mask?! WOW. I love face masks a lot, so I’m very sure I’ll love this. It’s silly but I suppose it’s easy to forget about looking after your skin on both your neck & chest (or maybe it’s just me that forgets haha), but this is such an easy way to keep them areas moisturised. It claims to refresh, tighten and brighten, which is perfect! Shop the Skin Laundry neck & chest mask >here<!

Night creams are one of my favourite skin care products, mainly because you can whack loads on and let it do the skin some magic overnight. This one is from the brand Verso, it’s there night cream with retinol 8. It claims to have a calming and repairing effect on the skin. It’s another fab smelling product and it has made my skin feel smooth. Shop the Verso night cream >here<!

The next product is from a brand called Sachajuan, which is a professional haircare brand, my hair defiantly gets neglected, so I’m excited to have received this. I want to start of with the smell, it is divine! It’s an ocean mist which basically is going to give your hair a very beachy look, which I love, it’ll be fab for the upcoming summer months. Shop the Sachajuan ocean mist >here<!

There was also a couple of fragrances inside the box eeeep, I love trying new fragrances, but it’s not something I ever get to try very often, I think with fragrances it’s easier to stick with what you know. I got the Loewe; Quizas; Pasion, which is an eau de toilette, for me this would be something to wear every now and then as it’s quite strong, but it is a very expensive, warm smelling scent (so good at describing fragrance lol). And also I got the men’s fragrance too! Shop the whole Loewe range >here<!

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The final product is from M.E Skin Lab, it’s called ‘baume 27’, again fancy right?! I’ve never ever heard of this brand, but I’m excited to see how this works for me. It’s a repairing balm that helps to restructure the skin, it helps with elasticity and firmness. It’s going to repair any damaged skin, so I’m going to give this a go on a couple of face scars I have (from chicken pox lol).

A massive thank you to the team over at Indulge Beauty for sending me over this beautiful capsule box, I couldn’t be more grateful! *squeeeeze*

Check out the Indulge Beauty website >here<!

*the products mentioned in this post have been sent to me for free, but all my opinions are my own*

Love yas x