Saturday, 16 December 2017

The wonders of Birmingham

As far as UK cities go, Birmingham is my favourite place. When I saw the Christmas markets go up I just had to take a visit. For me it is an hour and a half/ two hours away but it's worth it. 

The stalls were so lovely! Really well located all along the street outside the main shops so perfect to have a little shop and browse while seeing the market.

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The part I was most looking forward to... a yummy Nutella crepe...  yes I know french but who can say no to a fresh crepe. 



Although it looks plain the inside is full of Nutella mmm...


The market takes you straight along to the Bullring which is a must must must if you're in the area. It's not to be missed. It's huge! 3 floors, a Selfridges, a Topshop, a Boots, Superdrugs you name it!

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Once you're all shopped out, it's worth taking a little detour to see the canals, they're tucked away but so very pretty.

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Take a walk through the central square with water features and more little Christmas stalls leading up to the canals.

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You can walk right along the canals or over the bridges, it's so calming and my favourite part of the city. There's also tons of restaurants to sit alongside the canals.

Have you ever been? Let me know your favourite UK city for me to visit.

Kels

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Battle of the beauty blenders - Real Techniques blender

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First impressions
This has to be the most raved about blender out there, so I was pretty sceptical of this one. Would it live up to the hype? It's also the only one with a flat edge which was a little strange I thought.

Overall
I get it!! The flat edge has a use! When blending under the eye its soooo much easier to have one flat side and it feels like it covers more surface than the others without poking you in the eye, you can get a lot closer.

This actually impressed me the most. I love, love, love it. It's the squidgiest of them all which is great. It's pretty close to the original blender but I'd go as far to say better! And cheaper!

Ladies and gents we have a beauty blender winner!!!!

I want to share my love for it too so am giving one away for you to try it! (If you haven't already, or if you love it so much you need another) The winner will be announced on Twitter on 5th December!

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Kels

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Friday, 13 October 2017

Battle of the beauty blenders - The Wilkinsons blender


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First impressions
This one is the cheapest of the blenders. A bit of an unusual shape but cute in a way.

This sponge is the hardest of them. Well, it's not hard, hard but it's not exactly soft and squidgy even when wet (it's more firm than squidgy). I actually found the shape of this one to be a bit useless, it doesn't help the use of it at all getting under the eyes was tricky and around the nose.

Overall
Of all the sponges this one is actually the one I use least. I'd give it a 3/10. I wouldn't buy this again. I don't like how firm it is, it's too firm for blending. I'd like to think there are good squidgy cheap ones out there but this one.. is not it. I've used this twice to give it benefit of the doubt but it's a no go for me. I'd rather pay more for a better one.


Have you tried any cheap blenders? If so let me know how you found them.

Check out the other beauty blenders in the battle - here

Kels

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Monday, 2 October 2017

Stag Coffee Cardiff

Forever finding new or redecorated food places popping up all over the city when I saw the cute little bunting outside this one, I thought why not give it a try. 


The decor does not disappoint, the cafe/coffee shop is quirky throughout but still cosy. It gives off a bit of a hipster vibe.


Originally when I walked in I thought, wow this is small, most seats already full but I was quickly shown another little hidden room with more quirky decor and tables. They also had outside space at the front and back but it was a bit too chilly for that. 


The food was unexpectedly really good! Especially for a little cafe/coffee shop. The burgers were stacked sky high and so so sooo juicy and delicious!




Even the fish finger sandwich was not what I expected, a part of me was just expecting some Birdseye fish fingers inside. But no.. reeal fish fingers inside like I've never seen before. Giving my burger a run for it's money.


I'd definitely recommend anyone who's in the city or passing through to give it a try. You won't be disappointed, but you will be left with a food baby. (I couldn't even make it the whole way through my burger!)

Have you been and tried it?

Kels

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