28 March 2017

KIKO Milano Make Up Masterclass: Sheffield

Make up is not my forte. I am the kind of girl who slings on some foundation and mascara and i'm pretty happy with that - even if it has all slipped off my oily face by about lunchtime - so when i was invited to KIKO Milano for the evening by Sheffield's Alive After Five team for a masterclass in all things make up i was super excited. 

The super talented ladies that worked there were showing us all different techniques by applying a full face of make up on someone and talking us through the process at the same time. Throughout it i learnt that concealer is your best friend and if you make a mistake, fix it with concealer. This is definitely something i always forget and can often be found just removing it all and starting again. 

We were shown a neutral smokey eye with orange-y shades of brown and on the other side we were shown a black and green smokey eye with an amazing eyeliner flick - the trick is to do a tiny line and then wet a thin make up brush and a drag it through the line, creating a longer and more precise flick - and then fix with concealer if you go wrong! This technique for eyeliner is something i've tried since and it definitely makes things easier for me. Result!

Contouring was also something we were also showed how to do however, you can show me all the techniques in the world and i will still not be able to do it. Or look any good in it for that matter. So let's leave that at that. 

Once the masterclass was finished i had a browse around the store. I was familiar with the KIKO Milano brand but had never really had chance to have a look at the products they do. They range from Foundation and Mascara to Face Masks and Fixing Sprays. Something for everyone i think. They had a lot of things on sale and so i picked up a face mask, an eyebrow pen and some fixing spray - if you've read any of my other skincare or make up posts you will know my make up had a tendency to disappear. I was pleasantly surprised by the price with all 3 of those costing me £14 approximately. They do have a lot of things on sale which are really good and super cheap so i might have to have a browse next time i'm looking to treat myself! 



24 March 2017

Taco Tuesday at Revolucion De Cuba!

Ever stuck for what to eat on a Tuesday night? Well, look no further because Revolucion De Cuba has launched a new Taco menu and I. AM. EXCITED. I love tacos. In fact, i love all food so that's not really anything new although, taco's have never been something i would have gone for while eating in a restaurant. Luckily, i was invited down to try some of the new taco menu so naturally me, Billie and Kirstie turned it into Taco Tuesday with 2 for 1 cocktails of course. It would have been rude not too. 

When we arrived we were shown to our table and were told about the 2 for 1 cocktails so we got to having a browse of them while we waited for our tacos to arrive. I went for 2 strawberry margaritas which came garnished with strawberry and lime and looked so yummy. While we were waiting I noticed a band playing cover songs and was so entertained by them. They covered all different genres of songs and it gave the place a really good upbeat atmosphere. It wasn't too loud or too quiet which i often find with live music in restaurants sometimes. 

Then the tacos arrived. 4 instead of 2. Heaven. 

We had 2 mushroom and 2 chicken tacos. I will admit, i had to remove some of the red cabbage as it was a little too much for me and some of the chilli. I am not a massive fan of spicy hot food and there were so many pieces of chilli in them. The mushrooms however, were lovely and creamy and the chicken was soft and the flavours all went together incredibly. Of course i made a mess while eating them because it's me and i was eating tacos but i throughly enjoyed my evening. 

I forget how much i love eating at Revolucion De Cuba, their tapas is to die for and the atmosphere is always amazing no matter what evening of the week it is. It's always busy on a Saturday evening too and i can never get enough of the cocktails they make. They have some amazing ways of serving them! 


21 March 2017

Mothers Day 2017 at Lush!

Mother's Day is fast approaching for the UK - It's at the end of this week on Sunday 26th March so i hope you're all looking for something extra special to pamper all your mothers with this weekend. Recently, Lush Meadowhall invited me down to their store on a quiet Sunday evening to have a nosey at their new Mother's Day products and guess what? I LOVE THEM. Cue buying everything with the intention of gifting them and then slowly but surely using them while i tell myself i'll definitely pick up something else for Mother's Day. Yeah. Sure. 

My favourite product as part of the Mother's Day range is little Scrubee. One because it's a bee. Two because it's absolutely adorable and three because it smells amazing and leaves your skin feeling super soft as it exfoliates and moisturises at the same time. Although, i don't think i could bring myself to use it, it's too cute! I had a hand and arm massage using this product and a shower gel from the easter range (more on that coming soon...) and it was the nicest body scrub i've used. Not too harsh on my sensitive pale skin. 

The Yummy Mummy shower gel was another favourite of mine from the range this year. It's purple, which i love love love and it smells so sweet and floral. I'm all for a sweet smelling shower gel, especially if the smell stays with you all day. 

One of the many things i love about Lush is the gift sets they do around different occasions and i love surprising my mum with a Lush gift set however, she always seems to stash them and never use them so i'm thinking of something different this year. The gift sets are always good value for money and contain some of their most coveted products ranging from bath bombs to soaps and shower gels. Not only that but they smell amazing and look stunning!They range from £12.50 all the way up to £69.95 depending on budget or you can buy a knot wrap to wrap a few products up yourself. 

There are so many more amazing products in the Mother's Day range to choose from that i loved too such as the Pink Custard shower jelly (which wobbles so much it's so fun to play with), the 'Mum' bath bomb (which smells like lemon, orange and rose - a great combination) and some amazing flowery knot wraps to wrap them all up in!

Will you be buying any of this years Mother's Day range from Lush?


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