Wednesday, 19 September 2018

The Deli at No. 85 | Café Review

How are you doing today? I’m coming back to you with a review of a café I visited recently with my family. I love cosy cafes in the colder months, there is nothing better than popping in to one for a hot beverage and cheeky slice of cake. Keep on reading if you want to hear my thoughts…

The Deli at No. 85 is a deli and café located in Skelton, North Yorkshire. When we arrived we got a warm welcome and the service was excellent. There was such a lovely atmosphere in the café, it wasn’t too quiet or busy and I enjoyed browsing the deli section.

I went for a very indulgent and unique recipe mocha, and it was pretty incredible. I didn’t have a cake as the drink was very filling (and special!). My only one negative was that everything was a little more expensive that we are used too but we enjoyed our visit as it was a treat and I recommend them.

Do you like cosy cafes too? 
What is your usual drink or cake that you like to order? :-) Xx

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Autumn Bake With Me: Vanilla Cupcakes

I often do baking content on my blog but it’s been a good while since I’ve done a photo diary of this so I thought I would revisit that idea. Today I’m going to be sharing how I made vanilla cupcakes which is a very easy bake and one where I could do a photo diary with more ease. I used a recipe from The Hungry Student Baking book by Charlotte Pike. The recipes are great in there and a perfect way to introduce yourself to baking.

Although the mixture went in the oven a little runny I didn’t need to worry as they cooked perfectly fine and the finished cupcakes were tasty and moist. I’ve recently been thinking about how to decrease my sugar intake and if I were to do this recipe again I might try swapping the sugar for sweetener. I have some ideas in my head ready to be put into action as well as some I’ve already done for more healthy bakes so stay tuned!

Do you like baking too? 
What kind of recipes are your favourite? :-) Xx

Friday, 14 September 2018

Autumn/September Misc. Haul

Hi – Today I’m coming to you with a miscellaneous early autumn haul. This is a collection of things I’ve accumulated lately including beauty, fashion and accessories. I’m most excited to test out this shampoo and conditioner set from Faith in Nature because I don’t think I’ve had the lavender and geranium scent before plus it seems fitting for autumn/winter. I was low on make-up remover and did a search on Superdrug for something suitable. B.Pure is a cruelty-free brand and their wipes have had a lot of positive reviews so we will see how I get on with those as well.

I was in town with a friend and we had a little look in River Island at the beautiful bags and purses but the prices were a bit steep. Later we went to Peacocks and I saw this rainbow glitter purse and knew I had to have it at a fraction of the cost. We have a shop called Store Twenty One near us and I often pop in for some amazing deals. They were selling t-shirts for £1-2 so I picked up three! The khaki and navy ones are giving me autumnal vibes. Lastly we went into a boutique called Robanora, they had some beautiful pieces at reasonable prices. The shop owner recommended this seahorse dress which ended up looking lovely on so I bought it.

What I bought:

Faith in Nature lavender & geranium shampoo £5.49 (Buy Here)
Faith in Nature lavender & geranium conditioner £5.49
B. Pure sensitive micellar cleansing wipes £1.49 (Buy Here)

Rainbow glitter purse £7.00

Store Twenty One:
Red acid wash t-shirt SALE £1.00
Khaki t-shirt SALE £2.00
Navy t-shirt SALE £2.00

Robanora Boutique
Seahorse dress SALE £10.00

Have you treated yourself to anything this month? 
Which item from my haul was your favourite? :-) Xx

Monday, 10 September 2018

Original Source Shower Milks

Welcome back. Today I wanted to share my thoughts on the Original Source shower milks. I have the cherry and almond milk as well as the lime and coconut milk. Original Source is one of my favourite brands for shower gels. Since a teen I’ve been using their lime and also lemon variety on and off for years. I’ve been wanting to test out the shower milks for a while, the new formula and scents intrigued me as well as seeing the pretty pastel bottles on the blogosphere.

So what did I think? They lathered well, were nourishing and gentle on the skin and the formula wasn’t too runny, it was actually quite thick. The packaging makes it easy to use in the shower too. The cherry and almond fragrance took me by surprise, it reminded me a little of playdough so I wasn’t sure. The lime and coconut was the winner for me, and was similar to the old lime scent but the products didn’t quite par up to the first range. 

I would recommend the mango, lime or lemon scent the most but a new one has popped up called rhubarb and raspberry which sounds promising. I had a browse on Superdrug today and they have slightly changed the packaging mainly the shape but also the general design. I have to say they are not as pretty to look at as the first branding sadly but they are on offer for £1.00 each if you want to grab a bargain. For those of you who do not know this brand is vegan and can be bought at most chemists and supermarkets. Buy here.

Have you tried these before? 
Did we have similar thoughts? :-) Xx

Saturday, 8 September 2018

The Snack Diaries | Part Ten

Cachet Organic Milk Chocolate
(From Aldi, price unknown, 100g)
This chocolate was kindly gifted to me, and I was really pleased to receive it. The pattern and colours on the packaging are really eye-catching. The chocolate had a milky, creamy and satisfying taste, I recommend you try it!

Malteasers Teasers Chocolate Spread
(From Heron Foods, price unknown, 200g)
This was a luxurious treat, particularly with a bit spread on toast. The malty crunchy pieces made it for me. I couldn’t see myself buying it again because of the calories, but as I was gifted it, it was nice to try it.

Heath & Heather Organic Raspberry Leaf Tea
(From Aldi, price unknown, 20 teabags)
The design on the front of the box is gorgeous, it has a bit of an autumnal vibe and would be a good option for gifting. The raspberry flavour was lovely and sweet but a little weak per teabag. It would make a great everyday tea.

Options Belgian Chocolate for Drinking
(From Heron Foods, price and quantity unknown)
This is one of my favourite brands for hot chocolate because each cup is so delicious at only 40 calories. I do love their mint variety too. Definitely worth a try if you see it in store.

Which of these would you like to try the most? 
Do you have any foodie recommendations for me? :-) Xx