Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Lifestyle | Restaurant Review - Giraffe

Restaurant review | Giraffe

What better way to spend your Friday evening, than with good food and even better cocktails! I visited the Giraffe restaurant at the Lakeside Broadwalk location, which is set perfectly on the little lake by the shopping centre. I must say I have heard mixed reviews about this place so I was a little apprehensive at first. But as soon as I walked in I was utterly surprised with the atmosphere, interior mood and the odd bits of food I noticed from wondering past the other diners! 

We were quickly seated even though the restaurant was fairy busy (it was a Friday night after all) and soon after, our drink orders had been taken; a raspberries Bellini cocktail for me and you're average red stripe beer for my partner! 

We decided to just get mains as I'm not overly a starter person (more desert) unless I'm really hungry, or something grabs my eye that sounds amazing! The mains came in great timing, not too early so we could sit and have a drink and chat. I ordered the chilli beef burrito which was just unreal! Full with smoked cheddar, adobe sauce, sour cream, pink onions and crunchy seeds with a side salad and tomato salsa and tequila-lime dressing; just perfect. One of the best burritos I've had.

We also ordered the BBQ ribs and chicken combo, which looked pretty good too, the chips and coleslaw were unreal, and well the onion rings (which I wasn't allowed to sample) looked even better!

Giraffe have all kinds of dining options, from Thai pad Thai style dishes (which I will definitely be sampling next time), to burgers, to salmon and beer battered cod. Or if you want more Mexican food they have quesadillas and great options of salad dishes for anyone watching the calories! 

The only small downfall was, they took ages to come over and ask if we wanted dessert or the bill, which is always something that bothers me, especially when they add on a service charge automatically; although the service at the end was not as efficient. We had well and truly finished our drinks and by the time they came over we couldn't be bothered with dessert and wanted to head off, but I guess it was a busy Friday night! 

Two meals with a cocktail and beer came to just under £40 with the service charge included. Not bad at all for a nice evening out!

Take a look at their website for their full menu : GIRAFFE RESTAURANT

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Tuesday, 8 September 2015



I’m quite lucky in the sense that I have quite full eyebrows and thanks to Lilash who I mentioned in my previous post, my eyebrows are pretty full. Although I am quite fortunate in this department, I still heavily rely on using a brow kit to enhance the colour and define the shaping of my brows. So, as you can guess getting this one from KISS was a dream to review. When we are talking brow kits, you couldn’t really ask for of a better kit than this one. This beautiful brow kit comes with all of the essentials to shape and trim your brows before applying the powder.

It is always a must for me to define the shaping of my brows, but I like to ensure they still look natural when I apply the powder. I find the colours of this kit perfect for my eyebrows for lining and filling. There is also a cream to set your hairs after application, so your shape holds throughout the day – yes perfect. My favourite part of this kit is the highlighter; just amazing! I love to add a highlight under my brow, to again define but lighten my brow bone, so this is an ultimate for me with this kit. The tools included really help to set and shape your brows perfectly; it’s a must try.

Do let me know if you end up trying out the brow kit, I've already lost mine to my teenage sister who loves it! You can find KISS PRODUCTS here on their Twitter @KissProducts +Kiss Products .


Thursday, 6 August 2015

How to Grow Your Eyelashes & get Cara Brows!



LiLash and LiBrow*

Firstly, I'm not sure there’s much of a written review needed for this… the before and after pictures show everything you need to know. I'm so pleased with the results from this product (I'm only wearing an everyday mascara in all of these photos; before and after shots).

If you’re not already buying LiLash and LiBrow, then here is my review on how I found using the products;

Starting out my complimentary
trial of the LiLash and LiBrow, I was certain I wouldn't see any effect, how can a serum really grow your lashes and brows THAT much?
For the first couple of weeks, I didn't see a change, but I didn't give up on using the serum (and how glad I am about that). I continued to follow the instructions using LiLash once a day in either the morning, a few minutes before applying my makeup, or in the evening after removing my makeup - the same with LiBrow.
Around 3-4 weeks later, my lashes had grown unbelievably and the result seemed to have come all of a sudden! I actually had noticeable lashes for the first time, without any mascara on. My eyebrows had also fulfilled slightly in this time too.
It wasn't until people started noticing my lashes that I knew this product had become my ultimate favourite! I was in work when a customer asked me if I was wearing false lashes (I wasn't), so you can imagine my reaction when she said that. This had been the first person to ever comment on my lashes, so I knew this was a result of using LILASH. The lady told me she had been using a different serum for the past few months and saw no result whatsoever, so of course I gave her the details of LiLash and my huge recommendation for the product. Since then, I’ve had so many comments on my natural lashes; it really does make you believe in a brand when people who don’t know you’re trialling a product comment on the results.


LiLash proved more of a benefit to me personally, as my brows have always been quite full anyway (this product does affect people differently). Overwhelming difference in stimulated growth on the targeted areas. One of the most rewarding products I have ever reviewed! Results started to show dramatically with me after 4 weeks of use. The brow serum proved to fulfill the start of my brows and arch, which it what I was hoping for.

Simple, sleek and effective style for a sophisticated look when it comes to beauty

One tube of each will last for roughly three months with everyday use, if buying the demi size. The original size will last for the 3 month trial period and a further 6 months of use for maintenance.

Although I received the demi size, I would personally recommend buying enough of the product to last for maintenance after the three month trial period, to maintain your long lashes or fuller brows (however the effectiveness varies on different people).


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Friday, 6 March 2015

Brazilian Blowdry by Sara Hair

Hair by stylist Sara Benhoukha, professional at Westends AthertonCox salon. Sara is also freelance in easilock hair extensions, haircuts and blow-drys throughout London and Kent areas. The treatment I had in London’s salon was a Brazilian blow-dry and hair cut to maintain my flyways, which had become the bane of my life (to say the least) the treatment lasts around 4 months and was lovely to experience in the comfort of a lovely salon. Sara is known for her precision and perfection in easilock hair extensions. 

Find Sara on Instagram @SARA_HAIRX and message for enquires. 

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Friday, 6 February 2015

Valentines Day Gift Ideas & PROMO Discounts!

Here are a few suggestions for those on the lookout for something special this Valentine’s day, but also something that is not too heavy on the pocket – I have listed three companies I feel would provide the ultimate gifts this Valentine’s Day. I know if I received any of these I would be over the moon! 

First up, this is my ultimate fave jewellery at the moment; Tales from the Earth. They provide stunning pieces which make such special gifts. I currently own the Tales ‘dream’ word circle necklace* which I absolutely love. I just cannot wait to get my hands on another piece. This jewellery would honestly make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift, such sentimental pieces. So, girls feel free to pass on any of these links as hints to your partner… or feel free to use the promo codes as just a treat to yourself! After all, it would be rude not to!

PROMOTIONAL CODE:    VALBLOG    + this entitles you to an amazing 25% throughout the Tales from the Earth website.

(please note code is valid from 1st – 14th February)

Coloristiq via Bloggers Love Hub*

Next up, this should be every girls ultimate dream! Coloristiq (link here) – in simple, provide a monthly loan of nail polishes in a variety of colours. The polishes are high quality and are there for you to use each nail varnish on three separate occasions over the month. Then you simple return in the original box using the FREE postage label included and await your next delivery, amazing right? All for a small subscription each month, us girls can now have beautifully painted nails in a variety of shades without having to continuously spend out on buying new colours! 

Note to boys – this may be the ultimate Valentines present for any nail obsessed girls out there! 

PROMOTIONAL CODE:    Delicate1    +this entitles you to claim back a refund once registered (below) with your first months subscription of Coloristiq. To get your first month totally FREE all you need to do is register to then be entitled for a refund.

(please note, for refund please email promotional code Delicate1 to for refund of one free month)

Bohemian Vixen via Bloggers Love Hub*

Next up, is Bohemian Vixen. This is another jewellery designer which would make for the ultimate Valentines gift. Their jewellery is all handmade and fits perfectly for any festival, summer, boho style. I love the detailing on this skull piece and the prices are amazing for such unique and beautiful pieces.

PROMOTIONAL CODE:    BVbbg2015   +this entitles you to save 15% on items on the Bohemian Vixen website (link here), enjoy!

Hope these codes help you to save a few pennies over the next couple of weeks, enjoy using them!

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