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Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Afternoon Tea for Two at Sugarhut Brentwood


It’s become a bit of a tradition over the last couple of years, to celebrate my birthday with my Mum and sister, by booking in a special afternoon tea. If you’ve been following me for the last year, you’ll know that last year I hopped on a London Tour Bus for Afternoon Tea, which was truly delectable and really set the bar pretty high.

Sugarhut Brentwood Essex TOWIE Afternoon Tea for Two

This year I was lucky enough to head to Sugarhut, Brentwood with my Mum to experience an afternoon tea for two, TOWIE-style. I’ve long since stopped watching TOWIE, but as we headed towards the venue, I definitely spotted a few of the spots the cast had previously filmed at!

Sugarhut Brentwood Essex TOWIE Afternoon Tea for Two

Sugarhut Brentwood Essex TOWIE Afternoon Tea for Two


If when you hear the word TOWIE and you immediately conjure up thoughts of ‘vajazzles’ and ‘Joey Essex,’ you might be surprised to discover that Sugarhut isn’t all rhinestones, veneers and perfect tans. As well as being a nightclub, there’s a wonderful restaurant area where my Mum and I were seated for our tea – lavish pink leather and velvet chairs, marble-topped accents and contemporary lighting gives Sugarhut a really luxurious feel. In fact it really reminded me of the photos I’d seen of Sketch in London (another bucket list location!)

Sugarhut Brentwood Essex TOWIE Afternoon Tea for Two

Sugarhut Brentwood Essex TOWIE Afternoon Tea for Two

We visted on a Monday afternoon and were lucky enough to have the entire place to ourselves! Despite it being quiet Sugarhut never felt like it lacked atmosphere, my Mum and I happily chatted away whilst we sipped our bubbles whilst we listened to a bit of Amy Winehouse playing in the background. The staff couldn’t do enough for us and were really friendly, even offering us another round of sandwhiches, which we politely declined – I definitely couldn’t have eaten another bite if I tried!

Sugarhut Brentwood Essex TOWIE Afternoon Tea for Two


The food was truly wonderful, there was a tasty selection of sandwich fillings, warm scones and an array of petit fours on the top tier that were pure works of art – we had no problems sampling our way through the tiers!  I honestly thought it was excellent value for money, delicious and a wonderful birthday treat, if you're looking for a a luxury afternoon tea that's got a bit star quality to it, definitely consider Sugarhut,

Until next time..

Georgina 
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Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Wet Skin Moisturiser for Sensitive Skin - The Body Shop Almond Milk Body Yogurt

Thought yogurt only came with a fruit corner, or those delicious little chocolate covered biscuit nibbles? Well you’d be wrong. The Body Shop have reinvented yogurt to be a wonder product that’ll hydrate your skin and leave you feeling smooth and soothed.

The Body Shop Almond Milk Body Yogurt Review

Okay, so it’s not actually yogurt, it’s one of their incredible creations they’ve whipped up in their headquarters, but I’m still here for it.

The Body Shop Almond Milk Body Yogurt Review

The Body Shop Almond Milk Body Yogurt Review

As a long-time fan of their body butters, when an email dropped into my inbox explaining how this new wonder yogurt product worked, I had to give it a whirl.

The new body yogurts have all of the appealing flavours of their existing range of body butters, but have a totally different formula. Where the butters are thick and buttery (funnily enough), the yogurts are much lighter, less greasy and much easier to apply.

The Body Shop Almond Milk Body Yogurt Review

The Body Shop recommend you apply to damp skin when you first hop out of the shower to see the best results. Now this came as wonderful news to me, because for the past two years I’ve been completely addicted to Sanctuary’s Wet Skin Miracle Moisturiser, but have been longing to find something similar to try out and explore some different products.

The Body Shop Almond Milk Body Yogurt Review

When applied, it’s so light and a little really goes a long way. If like me you’re one of those people who never uses ‘just a pea-sized amount’ of products, because you love the feeling of super hydrated skin then these yogurts will be right up your street. They glide on and absorb beautifully within minutes – none of that lying in a towel for an hour like a Grecian goddess, waiting for that tacky feeling to subside. But the instant smoothing effect the product has on your skin is literally incredible! I’m prone to really dry elbows (wonderfully interesting fact, I know) and since using this product daily for a month, my dry skin has completely disappeared, which is incredible really considering the hot weather we’ve been having.

I opted for the Almond Milk yogurt for sensitive skin, because I adore the clean, freshness of the scent. But I’ll definitely be repurchasing once I’ve run out, and will probably work my way through the other scents that are available.

The Body Shop Almond Milk Body Yogurt Review

The Body Shop has really been worming its way into my everyday routine with its latest products. In fact this body yogurt and the Drops of Youth Liquid Peel have become my holy grail items - combined they create the perfect base for applying fake tan! I think that as a company they've really branched out with their offering, and aren't just a go-to for nice smelling bath products anymore, they're so much more!

Have you tried these body yogurts yet, or is there another wonder product from The Body Shop you've been loving lately? I'd love to know!

Until next time..

Georgina 

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Thursday, 26 April 2018

NYX #THISISEVERYTHING Lip Oil

I feel like my spring / summer beauty is always entirely centred around hydration. Whether I'm prepping my skin for the warmer weather, or nourishing it again after a day spent in the sun, achieving smooth, even skin is always my priority and the same can definitely be said for my lip care.

I've said it once, and I'll say it one thousand times, I cannot bear having chapped lips. And after visiting my sister in Cardiff to go see Dua Lipa (who I'm now a massive fan of btw!), she treated me to a couple of beauty goodies she's been loving lately (my sister, not Dua Lipa lol). One of which is NYX's #THISISEVERYTHING Lip Oil.

NYX #THISISEVERYTHING Lip Oil Review

Late to the party, I'd been searching for the right lip oil for a while and have been enticed by Clarin's Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil on a number of occasions, but begrudged paying £19 for essentially a fancy lip balm. So to find out this particular one from NYX is only £6, makes it an utterly amazing bargain in my eyes!

Perfect for creating a smooth, hydrated base before applying a matte lipstick, or even a 'barely there' lip on days when I need some shine but want a natural look, this product is simply divine. It's light, nourishing, shiny (but not in a shimmy glitter way), and easy and comfortable to wear. I'm obsessed.

As a side note, this is all coming from a gal who owns arguably too many matte liquid lipsticks, and has been anti-gloss since probably around the same time Kylie Jenner's lips broke the internet. So you can tell what an impression this product has made on me.

NYX #THISISEVERYTHING Lip Oil Review

Once a virgin to the world of lip oils, I can now honestly say I can't wait to go out and find some tinted ones to expand my collection too. Ideal for creating low maintenance summer looks, this NYX lip oil really is everything - it's a must-have for your makeup bags ladies!

Can you recommend some affordable lip oils from other brands I can try? Leave me a comment below!

Until next time..

Georgina 
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