25 July 2016

Lush Cocktail : The Golden Sunflower

This is a really happy and uplifting Lush cocktail, which is sure to brighten up your bath time.
First of all I'm going to use the Sunflower bubble bar which adds a bright and zesty aroma, turning the bath water a happy yellow colour, along with lots of soft and fragrant bubbles.

Next I'm going to add a splash of the Yuzu and Cocoa shower cream, which doesn't really add colour or bubbles, but it smells fantastic like chocolate oranges. It's also really uplifting and refreshing, and creates a softening and conditioning element to the cocktail.

I'm going to use the Golden Wonder bath bomb from the Christmas range, it again contains zesty lime oils to brighten the mood, and sweet orange oil to refresh the senses.

As the golden shimmer fizzes away, the sparkling turquoise centre explodes and turns the bath water a brilliant bright green.

And finally, the Celebrate body lotion, again a Christmas favourite, contains the same zesty fragrance as the Golden Wonder bath bomb. Cocoa butter and almond oil replenishes and moisturises, and the  lime and Brazilian oils help to hydrate your skin.

A perfect pick me up Lush cocktail that will refresh and reawaken your body and senses.

What is your favourite Lush Cocktail?
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19 July 2016

Sunflowers in The Sunshine

I'm in the process of putting together a Summer LookBook for my YouTube channel, but I couldn't help sharing a sneak peak of my favourite outfit of summer so far...
I love my Superga, I have a pair in white and navy and they're so comfy and go really nicely with summer dresses. Something a little different than the standard Converse which I'll probably be wearing if not these.
The denim smock dress is really comfortable and made from a soft lightweight denim so it isn't too heavy for summer, and quite a flattering length (I've found most smock dresses are far too short). I would recommend sizing down though, I went for a size 8 but I would like it to be a little more fitted.  The ruffle detailing is a lovely feature and gives the dress a romantic and Victoriana feel.
My little straw basket was from Cath Kidston a few years ago, I absolutely adore it and is a staple in my summer wardrobe. I think I might even try a wicker basket, à la Birkin.
(Denim Smock Dress : ASOS, Navy Superga : Office, Straw Basket : Cath Kidston (old) similar here)


11 July 2016

The Botanist, Chester

The Botanist in Chester has been my very favourite restaurant since it opened it's floral gates in 2014. So when I was invited to come and sample their brand new menu I was absolutely delighted! I invited my mum along, who was all to keen to try the meat dishes as I'm a vegetarian (to provide an "in-depth" review of the menu).
Nestled adjecent to the cathedral's gardens, The Botanist is a wonderfully charming restaurant decorated with rustic furnishings, garden tools and floral patterns (it's easy to see why I love it here so much!).
Whilst we perused the menu we ordered non-alcoholic cocktails. Mine was a zesty "Homemade Lemonade" and my mum selected the "Watermelon Dew" - which I was actually quite jealous of.
We also had a little bowl of olives, which completely converted me as I had previously always avoided them.
For our starters, we both chose the "Homemande Houmous Board" which as you can see was a splendid offering of tasty houmous, crudités and fresh bread.
Admittedly for our main courses we were both absolutely spoilt for choice. I usually go for the vegetarian hanging kebab (which, let me tell you, is pretty damn fantastic!). But we wanted to try something new and were here to sample the new menu. So I went for the "Award Winning Sweet Potato and Spiced Lentil Pie" (opting for a jug of gravy instead of curry sauce), fries and a side dish of broccoli.
Best. Pie. Ever.
My mum had 1/2 a Chicken from The Rotisserie, accompanied by Cheesy Fries, Summer Slaw, and Charred Corn on the Cob.
We managed to save just enough space for a pudding... My mum had the Rocky Road Kebab and I had the Chocolate Fudge Cake - yum!
I also had a latte and my mum had a Macchiato in, quite possibly, the most adorable little cup I've ever seen!
We absolutely loved our lunch together and had such a wonderful afternoon! (Also thank you to Beth who looked after us superbly).
If ever you're in Chester and looking for somewhere to eat - I couldn't recommend this place any higher.