Thursday, 31 May 2018

Urban Decay Heat Palette | Review

Hello, Darlings!

I have had this palette for almost a year now and it has to be one of the most used eyeshadow palettes that I have in my collection. In my collection, I have a variety of different eyeshadow palettes but for some reason, I never seem to have enough of them? they are so many out there to choose from.

Urban Decay was founded nearly 20 years ago when they decided it was time to add purples, greens etc into the makeup routine rather than the usual reds, beige and pinks which were dominating the market. Not only have urban decay brought out some amazing bright products out so many other brands have too.
urban decay heat palette uk review
When it comes to eyeshadows I am completely random when I choose because I like to have a variety of shades to choose from. I never choose his palette personally but my partner bought it for me for my 27th birthday last year as he knows how much I love urban decay products. I started to love urban decay products near my 16th birthday as I was drawn into the packaging and the variety of products they have and that still hasn't changed.


Naked Heat comes in a variety of different products including this full-size palette, lipsticks and a petite palette too. This palette costs a £39.50 for 12 eyeshadows. The shadows are warm amber hued shades with burnt orange, warm browns and deep reds. Urban Decay are a cruelty-free company (owned by parent company Loreal) and has a variety of vegan make too.

urban decay heat palette review
So the Urban Decay Heat palette has 12 eyeshadows inside and for me, they remind me of the autumn leaves with the burnt orange, red and ambers. I think the selection of shades is lovely and warm too as they have a fair few too choose from in it. It has different textures including mattes and shimmery shades such as the copper. This palette is all you need for sultry daytime looks and to take you into intense nighttime looks; the choice is yours.

The packaging of this is just divine and I can't fault it one bit. It comes in a nice sturdy box that shows on the smashed shades on the front of the box. It opens from the side like a drawer and I don't know why but I just love how quirky that is. The palette is very strong and has a gorgeous design which is inspired by the shades inside the palette with a nice raised design with the products name. Inside the palate it has a generous size mirror with a double-sided makeup brush.
urban decay heat palette review
The eyeshadows themselves are mostly creamy and just a dream to apply and to blend. Some of them are a little more chalky but they do blend well on the skin once on but with a little bit of fallout.

So what are the eyeshadow shades inside?

Eyeshadow shades included:
Ounce (ivory shimmer) This has the most fallout out but it's a lovely ivory shade that blends like a dream and works wonderfully as a highlighter too. 
Chaser (light nude matte) This works lovely as a cut crease or to add definition to an eyeshadow look. I like to add this with an ounce. 
Sauced (soft terra-cotta matte) Another lovely shade that I like to use combined with the darker shades to add a smokey eye look.
Low Blow (brown matte) Not only is this a lovely creamy shadow it also works well as a contour product. I like to use this to define my nose before adding a highlighter. 
Ugh, this is my favourite shade, its just love Lumbre (copper shimmer w/gold pearl shift) This has to be my favourite shade in the palette as it suits every style of makeup I do. It's a lovely shimmery copper that shimmers in the sunlight. 
He Devil (burnt red matte) Very intense shade that looks lovely combined with ember and ivory.
Dirty Talk (metallic burnt red) This is another beautiful shimmery shade that looks very nice whatever time of the day. I like to use this with en Fuego and chaser. 
Scorched (metallic deep red w/gold micro-shimmer) I can have 2 favourites right? This is just lovely with lumbre and ivory. 
Cayenne (deep terra-cotta matte) Holy smokes batman this is a super pigmented shade that only requires a small amount of product for the desired look. stunning. 
En Fuego (burgundy matte) I like to use this with the shimmery shades of the palette as it adds definition easily. 
Ashes (deep reddish-brown matte) Perfect for eyeshadow looks and for me personally I like to use it on my brows too as its intense and super long lasting.
Ember (deep metallic copper-burgundy) I like to use this as an eyeshadow when I wear my lush wigs cherry lipgloss wig. It's just a lovely red. 

urban decay heat palette
My Thoughts
I honestly love this palette and I cannot praise it any more than I have already. I wear this eyeshadow palette most days as you can see from my Instagram photos. If you love heat inspired shades then this palette is definitely for you. I definitely recommend it if you love long lasting and easy to apply shadows as urban decay are up there with the top eyeshadow brands.

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Where can I buy it?
Urban Decay Heat Palette retails in at £39.50 and can be found in Debenhams and many online retailers including the urban decay website here. 



Have you tried the Urban Decay Palette? What are your thoughts? 
Melissa. x

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Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Tantrum Doughnuts Glasgow | Review

Hello, Darlings!

I hope everyone had a lovely bank holiday weekend. I know I sure did as I spent it with my family enjoying the funfair eating ice cream and having lots of laughs with my family,  what could be better? Anyways I am a big fan of trying new foods and one of the places I loved to get my weekly treats was tantrum doughnuts.

Tantrum Doughnuts is an award-winning doughnut shop based in Glasgow and was founded in 2015. The doughnuts are so delicious looking that they would make Homer Simpson jealous that they had to expand to 2 shops to meet demand. All of their doughnuts are handmade and with traditional bakery, techniques compared to mainstream factory-produced doughnuts. Each doughnut is made with a yeast-raised brioche bun which is proofed for 16 hours to develop the flavour; talk about dedication eh? 
tantrum doughnuts Glasgow
I have loved doughnuts for as long as I can remember and the all-time favourite doughnut I've had was when I went to Mexico City when I was 15. The doughnut I had was made in a small shop and it was bright pink with pink sprinkles on top and my goodness it was huge and the most delicious doughnut ever.

Tantrum doughnuts have 2 locations but the one I went to is in the west end on old Dumbarton road. The shop is small but it inviting as the decor is lovely and you can see all the doughnuts and drinks they have available in a glass case and also on the chalkboard above the counter.
tantrum doughnuts glasgow review
 You can eat inside the shop even though they aren't a lot of room; if you can find a seat it's possible. You can take out as they put the doughnuts you choose nicely into boxes or a bag. If you buy a dozen or more they take 10% off. They also have a selection of hot and cold drinks.


So what did I choose? 
I choose a selection of doughnuts to give a try with my family. I think I got most of the menu LOL.
Vanilla Creme Brulee 
Pistachio & Hibiscus Ring 
Peanut Butter and Jam
Lemon and Poppyseed 'old fashioned'
Tonka Bean and Orange oil ring
Almond Glaze buttermilk 'old fashioned'

I have to admit I love how unique the flavours of these doughnuts are. I have never tried most of these kinda flavours before trying tantrum doughnuts.
tantrum doughnuts glasgow
I didn't know which doughnut to start with first because they all look so fluffy and delicious to eat! I just chose pistachio and hibiscus first because I just love pink and my goodness does I love pistachios, they are just delicious that I could demolish a packet in no time.

So how did they taste? 
Vanilla Creme Brulee If you love the taste of creme brulee then this is the doughnut for you as inside the doughnut it's filled with a soft delicious vanilla centre. I am not the biggest fan of creme brulee but my son loved the crispy outer of this doughnut and soft centre of this doughnut.
Pistachio & Hibiscus Ring Can I have a crate of these doughnuts, please? Honestly, this doughnut is so delicious, it has a pistachio glaze and hibiscus reduced with a topping of crunchy candied pistachios. If you ever visit Glasgow I would definitely recommend this doughnut.
Peanut Butter and Jam It's peanut butter jelly time! Lovelies if you love peanut butter teamed with jam then this doughnut is for you! It has a lovely topping of thick but creamy peanut butter and a centre of homemade raspberry jam.
Lemon and Poppyseed 'old fashioned' This is an old-fashioned buttermilk style doughnut with poppy seed and lemon glaze. I can't say I am a huge fan of this as I found it a little bitter but my stepdad just loved it as he loves more citrus flavoured things.
Tonka Bean and Orange oil ring This doughnut is infused with tonka bean and orange oil. As I said above I am not the biggest fan of citrus things but if you love citrus with a hint of sweetness then this is definitely for you.
Almond Glaze buttermilk 'old fashioned' This is a buttermilk style doughnut with an almond glaze. I would love to tell you what this tasted like but my kid's dad just loves this doughnut as it was nutty yet milky in taste.
Double blueberry and white chocolate I have never seen a square doughnut before but they are a first time for everything! This doughnut is a buttermilk style doughnut with fresh blueberries, blueberry jam glaze and white chocolate. This doughnut kinda reminded me of a blueberry muffin, very satisfying. 
tantrum doughnuts glasgow
My thoughts
I enjoy getting doughnuts here from time to time as it's nice to support an independent store rather than just getting the usual store-bought doughnuts. These doughnuts are a bit more expensive than store-bought ingredients but the prices can be justified because of the flavours they have to offer and all the doughnuts are handmade every day.

I can't say I loved all the flavours but then again I can be super fussy at some points but I did love most of the doughnuts I bought and if I didn't my family sure did. I would definitely recommend giving their doughnuts a try with a fresh coffee. 

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Tantrum Doughnuts Glasgow 
Atmosphere | 9 / 10
Staff  | 10 / 10
Menu  | 10 / 10
Price | 8 / 10
Food/Taste | 8 / 10
Overall Score | 9 / 10

Where are Tantrum doughnuts?
Westend
27 Old Dumbarton Road, Glasgow G3 8 RD
 TEL: 0141 339 9319
City Centre 
28 Gordon Street
G1 3PU
TEL: 0141 248 1552

More info on their website

Do you like doughnuts? if so what is your favourite flavour?

Melissa 

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Saturday, 26 May 2018

Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighter - Review and Swatches

Hello, Darlings!

I actually can't believe that have started a youtube channel, I know it sounds silly but it has boosted my confidence so much since starting it. I thought why not give a little demo to show you this product while I'm at it. 

Makeup Revolution is a London based makeup company that sell a variety of amazing budget products including eyeshadow palettes, concealer and so much more. The company is cruelty-free and many of the products are gluten free and vegan-friendly.
makeup revolution liquid highlighter unicorn elixir review
 I have never tried liquid highlighters before only ones that are powered pressed into pans so trying this was something totally new for me. I have seen so many high-end liquid highlighters but the price of some of them made me gasp with disbelief so finding a budget-friendly option was very welcome for me.

So what did I choose?

They are 7 different shimmery shades to choose from and boy did I have a hard time which one to choose so I just chose at random and bought 'Unicorn Elixir'. The formula for these is cruelty-free, vegan and gluten-free.

Ingredients list.
sododecane, calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Caprylyl Dimethicone Ethoxy Glucoside, Polybutene, Hydrogenated Styrene/Isoprene Copolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Mica, Propylparaben, BHT May Contain [+/- CI 77891]

makeup revolution liquid highlighter
So 'Unicorn Elixir' is a magical shimmery and reflective and iridescent lilac. I was super impressed with the formula of this because it's so darn thick and very pigmented. You don't need much product for a gorgeous shimmery glow. You can use this as a highlighter or you could mix it with your foundation for a dewy glow. I would even say you could use it on your body for a sparkly look. 

The packaging is very simple and reminds me a lot of serum bottles as it has a droplet applicator. I love the packaging as its got a lovely shine to it and to me has some luxury product vibes to it. They are a choice of 7 other highlights which are called as follows

Liquid highlighters available 
Starlight. Champagne.  Luminous gold. Lustre gold. Rose gold and Bronze gold

makeup revolution liquid highlighter review and swatches
 As you can see by the swatch below which is only one large drop of the product is that you don't need much to get a gorgeous pigmented shimmer.  I suggest putting a small amount of product on the back of your hand ( one or two drops ) and apply the highlighter to places desired with your makeup brushes of choice. I love using Collection contour brush and my Primark buffing brush with this liquid highlighter.

How much is the highlighter?
Well, I was surprised that it only cost £6 which is a good price for a product that works so well and it so pigmented.

Where can I buy it?
It is available on the makeup revolution website here and also in Superdrug stores.
makeup revolution liquid highlighter unicorn elixir swatch
 My thoughts
I love this highlighter and I have definitely been won over by using a liquid highlighter. I would even say that this is a multi-use product as you can use it as a highlighter, mix with foundation for a luminous dewy glow or even use on your body for a sparkly shimmer; whats not to love?

I like to use this on my cheekbones, cupids bow and to highlight my nose too. I think its a very long lasting product and works really well the urban decay all nighter makeup setting spray for the long-lasting finish; especially if you're going to a party.

I can't reiterate enough that a little bit of this product goes a long way, its like magic how well this product works with even a drop, you could even say its magical. It can be a little tricky to use at first but as I said above put it on your hand first and apply with makeup brush of choice to the area desired.

Even though I love this product a lot I am not keen on the smell of it but it works so well that I am not bothered by that at all.

Check out my youtube video of me trying on makeup revolutions liquid highlighter in Unicron elixir which a switch too. Would appreciate a subscribe too 💜




Mels rating
9.5 out of 10

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Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Superdrug Beauty Haul

Hello, Lovelies!

I love shopping in Superdrug as I love finding budget-friendly makeup products that work just as well are premium products. I actually only went to Superdrug to get myself a new eyeliner as my favourite one has run out and what happens? I end up buying more things that caught my eye.

I haven't bought many things from makeup revolution in ages but my goodness they have brought out so many things out lately that I actually want to try out so many of their products including Carmis and Tammis palette
Superdrug beauty haul
So what did I buy you wonder?

I just love how elegant this actually looks! I got this for a steal price of £8 as the design and packaging of this is second to none. The highlighters themselves are embossed with a lovely design and the pigmentation of the swatches is just lovely. I am looking forward to trying out this palette a lot more in the future. 

I have been wanting to try ABH products for a long time but I am little unsure on the price tag seeing as it nearly costs £20! I have bought this pomade before and I just loved it so I thought why not try the blonde version when I just loved the graphite version. This one is a bargain at just £6 and includes a little eyebrow brush.

Revolution Liquid Highlighter Unicorn Elixir 
Yes, I bought another highlighter! I just love wearing highlighters but even more so during the spring and summer months. I have never used a liquid highlighter before so I am excited to give this a try and with a name like Unicron elixir, whats not to love?
superdrug haul
Rimmel Ink Me Up Tattoo Stamp Star 
Me being me I was fooled by accident thinking that this tattoo liner was designed with stars not actually a star eyeliner stamp. I am not even mad though because it looks kinda cute adding little stars to my eyeliner makeup effortlessly. 

Rimmel Soft Khol Eye Pencils
I love these khol eye pencils! I put these on my waterline for a more defined makeup look. I usually use the white pencil more as it brightens my eyes up. These are a bargain at £2.99 each because they are super creamy and easy to apply whilst being long lasting too. 


Have you bought anything in Superdrug lately? 

Melissa x 
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Tuesday, 22 May 2018

My Morning Skincare Regime

Hello, Lovelies!

If you asked me a few years ago what my morning skincare routine was I would have told you quite simply that I didn't even have one and I was lucky if I used a Nivea cream all day never mind waking up with a routine. Now I have a simple routine every morning and I just love it as it keeps my skin feeling soft and hydrated and it also sets me up for the day as I feel fresh.

I have tried a few brands over the years and obviously as new products come out and also you discover more brands they could also feature in my routine but at the moment these following products are must-have products for my morning skincare regime. 
morning skincare routine
Superdrug skincare products are definitely underestimated but to me, they are absolutely amazing. This eye cream is perfect for the delicate skin on the eye area and the formula is cooling and no greasy. This eye cream contains glycerin that helps nourish the eyes. I love this as it works well on my under eyes and its cooling; a perfect wakeup call. 


I am sure a few of you will be wondering why on earth are they a lip scrub on a morning skincare regime? Well for me personally it is a must as it preps and polishes lips ready for makeup application. Even on days, I don't wear makeup this is a must as it helps keep my lips feeling soft and avoids them from getting dry and cracked.

Superdrug Naturally Radiant Cream 75ml - £5.99
This cream is formulated with 15 SPF and is formulated with energising complex infused with kiwi fruit and mulberry extract which helps revive skin radiance and even skin tone. I love how light this feels on the skin and how soft it leaves my skin with its lots of ingredients that feed the skin. This cream is a bargain price and works wonders on the skin, I would recommend Superdrug skincare to anyone.
morning skincare routine
Dr Botanicals Morrocan Rose Superfood Facial Oil 15ml - £29.90
I don't use this every day but I do use this when my skin needs a little more TLC. This facial oil is full of minerals and vitamins that work together to rejuvenate, renew and protect the skin. The active ingredients in this oil are; Vitamin C which stimulates collagen production. Vitamin A which is a powerful antioxidant which aims to rejuvenate skin, even skin tone and signs of ageing. It also has almond oil which nourishes the skin to brighten the skin.


I just love the fact that this toner is enriched with real rose petals and contains no alcohol. This leaves my skin feeling soft, soothed and replenished. I like to apply this just after I wash my face in the morning with a cotton wool pad in the morning. The smell of this is just lovely.
morning skincare


What is your morning skincare routine?

Melissa x
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Sunday, 20 May 2018

Charlotte Tilbury Hel's Bells

Hi, Lovelies!

I have been wanting to try makeup from the brand Charlotte Tilbury. I have heard so many positives about the products from this brand; especially the lipsticks. The thing that drew me into the brand is the art deco vibes it has and also I am a lipstick hoarder, I think I have about 60 different lipsticks in my makeup drawer. Choosing what I wanted to get was a hard choice because they have such a lovely selection to choose from. 

With a variety of lipsticks to choose from such as the hot lips, Hollywood lips, K.I.S.S.I.N.G and Matte revolution it wasn't an easy choice as they are also so many gorgeous shades to choose from. I chose Hot Lips shade in Hel's Bells and the reason I chose it is because it reminds me of the hotel called El's Bells in the Carry On film 'Carry on Abroad'.
Charlotte Tilbury Hel's Bells Review
When my lipstick got delivered it came in a beautiful box and inside the box was very luxurious with three samples inside including her perfume which is called Scent of a dream. The lipstick comes in a lovely box that is embossed with gold and bright red lips. 

Beautiful Rose Gold Art Deco Packaging! 

Hel's Bells is a beautiful deep berry matte lipstick and the lipstick shape is so unique I just love it. This lipstick was inspired by the fashion icon and amazing actress Helena Boham-Carter. The shape of the lipstick looks very retro and the lipstick itself has lots of things that make it amazing. 

Charlotte Tilbury Hel's Bells Review
The pigmentation of this lipstick just blew me away, it is so rich in colour and it applies like a dream. It has brilliant light diffusing pigments for a full-bodied finish and capturing light reflecting out. Not only that it has antioxidant lipstick tree ( no I'm not making it up its called Achiote) that protects lips from UV damage while tackling oxidative stress. The pigments in the lipstick are 3D that create the illusion of lit within lips to make them appear fuller and wider.

A special blend of waxes for ease of use and a seamless finish! 

My thoughts
Applying this lipstick is so creamy and the shade is so intense and beautiful. I don't usually go for berry lipsticks as I usually choose red or nudes but this pleasantly surprised me. It doesn't last all day and needs to be reapplied throughout the day which is fine so I take it in my purse for touch-ups. The good thing about when the lipstick starts to come off it doesn't bleed or makes a mess. This lipstick is my definite go-to luxury lipstick now and I can't wait to add more to my collection, honestly, everyone once you try this you will most likely love it!

I really want to try Duchess and Pillowtalk next time I get lipsticks but I am also interested in trying more of a range of her makeup.


Pros
  • Super pigmented 
  • Antioxidant to protect from sun damage
  • Doesn't bleed outside the lipline
  • Easy to apply 
Cons
  • Its a little bit on the expensive side at £24 each.

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Even though they are expensive I will definitely be getting more when I want to treat myself to something. I am a firm believer that its good to treat ourselves.


Want to know more?

Have you tried Charlotte Tilbury Makeup before; if so what are your favourites?


Melissa x



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Friday, 18 May 2018

Rimmel Match Perfection VoxBox | Review

Hello, lovelies!

Like oh my gosh it has been a few days since my last post as I have been preparing for Ramadan and I haven't been feeling well either so took a little blogging break but I am back now with a little bit of luck and some motivation. 

I recently got sent a VoxBox again recently and I was so excited that I actually did a little dance and opened it like it was Christmas morning. This box is called the match perfection box and basically inside the box is a foundation, concealer and 3 nude liquid lipsticks.
Rimmel Match perfection VoxBox
I was pleasantly surprised at how many products were in this VoxBox as I was with my last box. In the box, they gifted me the shade porcelain for the foundation that matched my skin tone almost perfectly which is pretty impressive seeing as my skin tone is awkward and the best foundation shades that have matched me are Alabaster by Clinique and Bobbi Brown.

The foundation is described by Rimmel to match 99% of the UK skin tones and comes in 25 different shades. The foundation is weightless on the skin with a smooth finish. It has smart tone technology for natural-looking results with a 24hour moisture complex. Match perfection foundation also has soft focus powers to reduce imperfections, pores and dark circles and if that wasn't enough it has an SPF of 20.
rimes match perfection VoxBox
Match Perfection Foundation.  ( From RRP £5.32 each )
Quite impressed with this foundation to be honest as I am rather picky when it comes to foundation. My usual favourites are the urban decay naked which is lovely and weightless on my skin and also the Clinique super balanced foundation which are both premium priced foundations. 

I loved how dewy this made my skin look which is a nice look I like to have during the warmer months. It also has a good light-medium finish which is fab. I, however, don't like the fragrance unfortunately as I am not a fan of fragrances in foundations. Fragrances in foundations usually make my skin break out and can make my skin sore. This one wasn't too bad on my skin but it did leave a slight break out but nothing major. 

The packaging is quite nice and simple with a nice heavy bottle which is nice as some budget foundations are plastic and I always find them awkward to use. The pump is brilliant too as it gives you a fair amount of product each time without any mess, I've generally had a foundation that's pumped foundation past my beauty blender to all over my pillow on bed LOL!

Pros
  • 25 shades to choose from
  • Easy to use the pump
  • Applies evenly
  • Long lasting
  • Didn't transfer
  • Buildable coverage 
  • Light-medium coverage 
  • Built-in SPF
Cons
  • The scent is overpowering 
  • Scent caused a small breakout on my skin



Match Perfection concealer 
I found the shade they sent me ( porcelain) matched my skin perfectly. The concealer blended perfectly even though I am not keen on the applicator as I find them fiddly and much prefer a concealer wand. Another thing I'm not keen on is the scent, it is a little too much for me especially for being under my eyes. It did perform very well like the foundation and gave a lovely dewy effect and had a long-lasting effect too.

Pros
  • Blends perfectly
  • Long lasting 
  • Doesn't crease 
  • Worked well on my dark circles
  • Has buildable coverage 
Cons
  • The scent was too much
  • Not keen on the applicator 

rimmel matte liquid lipsticks

I had a bit of love-hate relationship with these lipsticks. Firstly the applicator is a teardrop shape that is perfect for applying lipstick evenly onto the lips in one go. Then the shades they gave me are all lovely but my favourite has to 'be my baby' as it applies nicely and is a lovely pinky nude shade. I wasn't so keen on the others, unfortunately.

Pros
  • 25 shades to choose from
  • Easy to use applicator 
  • Long lasting
Cons
  • Strong scent
  • Can be a little dry

Until next time lovelies 
Melissa x 

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Friday, 11 May 2018

Pizza Punks Glasgow Review

Hi Everyone!

Some of you may know that I don't live in Glasgow at the moment but I do visit there a lot to see family and just visit from time to time. I love the food in Glasgow they are many different food places and restaurants to choose from and so many of them are just gems that I look forward to going back to in the near future as they just tantalised my taste buds.


I have been meaning to go to Pizza Punks artisan wood-fired pizza in Glasgow for many months now as the front of the restaurant just stands out with its punk style ( reminds me of my favourite wrestler CM Punk lol) Not only that I just love pizza and just had to try it.
During my time in Glasgow, I have tried so many amazing foods and went to many lovely restaurants that are just delicious. In Glasgow, I actually looked forward to trying different foods as they are so many places to choose from.

Pizza Punks is slap bang in the middle of town in Glasgow and can be found at 90 st vincent street which isn't a too long of a walk from central station it is also next door to bread meats bread and over the road from a restaurant I've wanted to visit Topolabamba which is a Mexican street food restaurant with cocktails in actually drooling right now writing about food LOL.

The interior looks very punk style with a huge ale tank near the front door. They are lots of seating so most likely you will find a seat without a booking. The staff were super friendly and as soon as we walked in around lunchtime a nice waitress took us to our table with a menu and told us how the options of pizza they have and also the option in which you can make up your own type of pizza with as many toppings as you like for only £10.

I ordered myself a margarita pizza with rosemary & sea salt garlic bread. I also ordered myself a cocktail seeing as I fancied it called a punk mojito. Who else loves how refreshing mojitos are?

The menu isn't huge but the they have lots of pizza toppings to choose from including halal and vegan options. I think it would have been nice if they offered fries or something like that on the menu as I found it a little lacking for sides.

The drinks came in under 5 minutes which was super impressive and the pizza took about 10 minutes to come which is amazing seeing as its handmade and cooked in a clay oven in front of you. The garlic bread came in a basket with tissue and the pizza came on a big plate with a metal pizza cutter which was brilliant and I need one for my pizzas at home it was that good!

The garlic bread was just delicious and I savoured every mouthful as it had a decent serving of cheese on it and had plenty of garlic to give it that delicious extra flavour 'yum'. The pizza was OK but I can't say I was bowled over by it because the flavour was ok but it was lacking for me and I had to dip it in lots of sauce as I think it could have done with more sauce and maybe a bit more cheese.

The bill was just under £30 for both of us which is decent for a meal for 2. I might be back here in the future as the Freakshakes look amazing.

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Pizza Punks Glasgow review

Where 
90 St Vincent Street
Glasgow
0141 237 8020

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Thursday, 10 May 2018

Choosing a prom dress on a budget with boohoo

Hello, Darlings!
Spring is in the air and we all know whats coming soon for many school/college leavers... PROM! There is one thing I regret about being a teen and that was not going to the prom which is such a big shame because so many said it was one of the memorable days of their lives. The biggest reason I didn't go to prom was the cost of the dress and I didn't want my mum to spend too much money on a dress that going to be used only once. 

That's where this post comes in! Boohoo have so many dresses that are perfect not just for parties but also for prom too. They have many dresses to choose from and not only that they have the shoes and accessories to choose from too. 
choosing a prom dress on a budget uk
As you can see I have styled the dress that Boohoo has kindly sent me with a dusky pink jumper and put on a floral scarf which goes really well with the outfit don't you think? I bought this in petite as I am 5'3 and find it hard to find maxi dresses that aren't too long for me, this one is fine paired with heals.

I was pleasantly surprised with the amount of choice of prom dresses available they are many different types. to choose from including maxi dresses, skater dresses and dresses with lots of detail like with lace and sequins, they are dresses for everyone. I just had to show you some of my favourite dresses and accessories that are all budget friendly. 


My top picks dresses
prom dresses on a budget with boohoo
Price: £20
This dress has a beautiful wrap design and in a lovely pastel pink, I think it looks pretty elegant don't you think? This dress comes in sizes 18-24 

Price: £20
I just love how vibrant yellow this dress it! It stands out from the crowd and looks stunning. I think this will go perfectly with nude heels or sandals. This comes in sizes 6-16

Price: £30
This has to be my favourite dress of all, it has Jessica rabbit vibes and looks like filmstar elegant without the hefty price tag.

For more choices of dresses check out their prom dress category where they are 100s of dresses to choose from.

What about shoes and accessories? 
Well, they have you covered there too and I have made a little list of my favourite products on their website right now.
prom accessories on a budget


I hope this post was helpful to anyone who needed it. 

Has anyone been to prom before? Did you enjoy it?

Melissa x

* Dress kindly sent by boohoo in return for a review. All my reviews are 100% honest * 
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Sunday, 6 May 2018

The Body Shop British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask | Review

Hi Darlings!
I am a big fan of face masks and I usually use one every week as my skin needs a well-needed boost as my skin can get very dry in areas as my skin is combination skin. I have used so many different types of face mask from a few different brands and I always come back to the body shop masks as they work wonders for me. I just had to see what the British Rose fresh plumping mask was like as it's made for skin that needs quenched and re-plumped with moisture.

🌹Infused with real rose petals 🌹
the body shop British rose fresh plumping mask review
Packaging 
I just love the packaging on the body shop super food masks! They are definalty designed to look like home spa products and it does feel like a little bit of luxury home use. The box is strong and the jar looks very nice too. It has a screw lid that has a little cap on top of the product to help keep the product fresher for longer.

Texture
It has a very refreshing gel texture unlike a lot of face mask which tends to be clay, peelable or foam. Not only is it gel its also infused with real rose petals which is a nice touch.

Scent/Fragrance
As you can tell by the name of this mask it does smell 100% like fresh roses. Imagine walking in a garden that has 100s of rose plants and they are all blooming in the beautiful summer's heat... well that's what this face smells like, it's very delightful and very refreshing.

So What does it claim to do?
Its described on the body shops website for skin that needs to be quenched and re-plumped with moisture. It is also great for moisturising, soothing and tone the skin at the comfort of your own home. Like all superfood face mask by the body sho,p they are desbrised. as facial for home.

I also found out its a great mask for skin that needs to be cooled down on a warm spring/summers day, it really is a refreshing treat.

the body shop British rose fresh plumping mask
How to use
The body shop has their own facial mask brushes which are perfect for putting on face masks as they ensure even coverage with their slanted bristles and easy grip handle. But me being me I haven't bought this yet and just use a makeup brush that doesn't get used.

I am no expert with this but I have used a fair number of face masks over the years and it usually serves me well. Basically, I use a clean makeup brush and apply a generous amount of product on my face but avoiding my eyes as the eyes can be sensitive and eyes need products specially made for them or have a product mentioning can be used there. I like to apply one layer of the product but if I am feeling tired, need a treat or my skin drier I will give it another layer. During the recommended 10-15 minute time frame of wearing this mask, it starts to get a little drier and the rose petals come more prominent.

After the 10-15 minute time frame ends I wash my face with warm water until the product has washed off. As soon as its all off I then splash some cold water on my face to close pores.
the body shop British rose face mask demo/review
My Thoughts 
I love this face mask, it's so cooling and refreshing on my skin which is a big bonus as some skincare products can irritate and make my skin sore especially ones that have fragrance in them. The scent was just lovely too, it smells 100% like fresh cut roses and natural.

My skin is definitely more hydrated using this as my skin can get quite dry if I don't keep up with my skincare regime, especially in the warmer months.

I have made a youtube video below with me trying this product out and giving out my thoughts on it too. It would mean a lot to me if you would like, comment and subscribe to my channel 'help a gal out 😉'

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How much?
It costs £17 and isn't involved in and the body shops promotions

Where to buy?
Available in store on online



Have you tried any of the body shops superfood face mask? if not which face is your favourite?

Melissa x
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Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Nutrivitality Boost | Review

Hello, Darlings!!

I am back on my fitness journey finally after getting back into my routine. I recently moved 100 miles back near my mum and my goodness it has been a hectic 2 months so my diet hasn't been brilliant, to be honest, and my routine has been all over the place. Thankfully I had these Nutrivitality Boost sachets as they kept me alert and reduced the tiredness making it easier for me to sort everything out during my move.

Nutrivitality is a company that make a variety of sachets which are Immune Support, Clear Vision and the one I got called Boost. They have NutriProtect technology which delivers 8 times more nutrients into the body compared to tablets. I was kindly sent a box of boost which helps reduce tiredness and fatigue which is brilliant for me as I can get very tired some days and it's annoying when you want jobs done and you are a full-time mum which keeps you on. your feet. 
reducing tiredness with nutrivitality boost sachets
Each box contains 30 sachets so you get a months supply of sachets in each box. The good thing about Nutrivitality is that you can subscribe to them so you can get a box every month for when you need them.

Did you know that each sachet contains 15 million tiny vitamins, delivering in a way others can't! 

Not only are the formulated leading scientists Boost is scientifically proven to reduce tiredness and fatigue with their NutriProtect liposomal for 8 times more absorption. They support the bodies energy-yielding metabolism while assisting the physiological function and mental performance. These aren't just good for tiredness and fatigue they also work wonderfully for promoting healthy hair, skin and nails.

nutrivitality boost review
So what's in each sachet? 

  • B1 ( Thiamine ) Helps release energy from carbohydrates and enhance blood circulation and also formulation.
  • B2 ( Riboflavin ) Helps convert energy from carbohydrates, fats and protein into energy which is essential for healthy skin, eyes and antibody production and growth.
  • B3 ( Niacin ) For releasing energy from food as well as helping the nervous system.
  • B5 ( Pantothenic Acid ) Releases energy from food as well as adding adrenal gland and the formulation of antibodies. B5 is known as the 'anti-stress' vitamin.
  • B6 ( Pyridoxine ) This is involved more than any other single nutrient. It's for the metabolism of protein, absorption of nutrients and to protect antibodies.
  • B7 ( Biotin ) For healthy skin and hair
  • B9 ( Folic Acid ) This is considered brain food as it is essential for growth and reproduction of cells, especially red blood cells.
  • B12 ( Methylcobalamin ) for the production of red blood cells, maintenance of the nervous system and not only that but for digestion and energy too.
  • Vitamin - We all know the benefits of vitamin C! It's a highly effective antioxidant protecting the body from free radicals and also for the synthesis of collagen, blood vessels, tendons, ligaments and bone "phew that was a mouthful but how amazing is vitamin C!

nutrivitality boost review
How do they taste?
At first, I wasn't sure I loved them but the second time I just loved the taste! They are flavoured raspberry but to my taste more like orange.

How do you take it?
Well, you can drink it directly out the sachet like me or you can mix it into the water if you desire.  I personally just drink out the sachet as I like the taste and its also quicker that way.

Do they work?
I have used these all up now and my goodness I am going to be ordering more soon for sure especially with Ramadan being around the corner. I usually drink so much coffee but with having these I don't have coffee to wake me up, I just have a coffee on the occasion of just liking the taste. I feel more awake and more productive during the day after having one of these.

How much are they and where can I buy them?
Prices start at £14.99 and are available at https://www.nutrivitality.com/

Have you tried these before? How do you combat tiredness and fatigue?


Melissa x
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