Estrid Razor Review- Is this Brand Really Worth the Hype?

My experience of the Estrid razor got off to a rocky start. Featuring razor burn, bumps and rashes. Read on to hear my full thoughts on the Estrid Razor and if my opinion was turned around…

Hello blogging world! It’s been a while since I last shared a post on my website. Firstly, I want to apologise for the radio silence. I don’t have an excuse for where I’ve been over the last couple of months, other than I wasn’t feeling particularly inspired, or motivated to post. Life hasn’t been hectic or anything, but I am back to working in the office a couple of days per week, so the last thing I wanted to do was write blog posts of an evening. I hope I can get back into the swing of things, but don’t plan on setting myself any major blogging goals, I don’t want to overwhelm my little brain just yet. Anyway, I’m rambling a bit now, so I’m going to get on with why you are actually here. To read my opinion on Hey Estrid.

Disclosure – this isn’t an AD, I purchased the razor with my own money. I thought I’d share this as I know quite a few bloggers have worked with Estrid previously, and I don’t want people to think I’m not disclosing any gifted/paid collaborations.

Who are Estrid?

If you have lived under a rock for the last couple of years, you may not have heard of Estrid. Estrid is a razor subscription for those who want to remove their body hair. The razors are designed with 5 sharp blades, to give you the smoothest/closest shave possible. Estrid are a vegan and cruelty free brand, they don’t use any animal by products and test on humans, not animals.

The Estrid subscription service is tailored to your shaving needs. If you shave every day, a few times per week, or once a week, Estrid has a plan that will suit you. I personally shave a couple of times per week, so my replacement blades are sent out every 2 months.

When you sign up to Estrid for the first time, you can choose the colour of the razor you would like. There are so many different colours to select, including: Matcha (green), Bloom (light pink), Cloud (grey), Space (lialic/blue), Peach, Lemonade (yellow). I opted for Lemonade.

Estrid Razor Review

I had high hopes for the Estrid razor, having seen so many bloggers, influencers and YouTubers talking about how this razor was going to change my life. I debated with myself for so long, before finally deciding to subscribe. The razor I was using at the time just wasn’t doing it for me, so a shaving switch up was required.

Firstly, the order process online was very easy and user friendly. The steps were short and simple, no complicated, long winded questionaires to complete, just a couple of quickfire questions to determine the right plan for me. My starter kit arrived within a few days of ordering and delivery is free.

The razor itself is weighty and of high quality. I could definitely tell the difference between the Estrid razor component, compared with the my usual razor. The Estrid starter kit comes with a handy holder that sticks to the wall, preventing me from forgetting to take it into the shower with me.

The first time I used the Estrid Razor, I made sure to lather my legs up with plenty of shower gel before proceeding with shaving. I must admit, I was impressed by how smooth the blades glided along my skin, but within a few moments I noticed that I’d developed a small cut on my leg. This rarely happened with my old razor, so I was quite surprised when this occured.

After my shower, I always put on some form of body lotion or moisturiser. After applying, my legs started to sting like crazy and after around 20-30 minutes I noticed a shaving rash and small bumps to my legs. Obviously I was really disappointed about this, but didn’t want to make a negative judgement on the Estrid razor too soon.

My initial experience of the Estrid razor certainly wasn’t what I expected it to be. I gave it the benefit of the doubt and decided to continue using it. I shaved under my arms with the razor, again with plenty of soap. In the middle of the night I was woken up by a really panful itching armpit. When I looked at this in the mirror, I noticed a similar shaving rash to what appeared on my legs. Considering how much hype the brand and products were receiving across social media, I was quite shocked that I was experiencing this.

The next few times I was shaving, I made sure to exfoliate the areas beforehand and added even more body wash to assist the razor glide across my skin. I did notice a difference this time, no cuts, no stinging, just smooth shaved legs. I’ve clearly been doing it wrong the entire time! I don’t want to sound as though I’m exaggerating, but my legs genuinely feel like a dolphins back after shaving, so shiny, so smooth. I’m starting to understand the hype now. For my under arms, I followed the same preparation routine as I had done for my legs. However, I also used a lighter hand when shaving, used less shaving strokes and was extra gentle when tackling this area. Finally, I have cracked it! No more razor burn on my arm pits anymore.

At first I was so disappointed, but now I am well and truly obsessed. I feel like there’s a technique to shaving with this razor, more preparation is required then other razors I’ve used, but the effort truly is worth it for the end result.

Did you experience any of the same issues with the Estrid razor like I did? What are your true and honest thoughts on the Estrid Razor?

Until Another Day x

Slide Jewels – Luxury Affordable Jewellery

Luxury jewellery isn’t always expensive, you can find beautiful high-quality pieces without the designer price tag. Enter the world of Slide Jewels.

AD – paid partnership, also contains gifted items.

Jewellery is the beating heart of every fashionista’s wardrobe. Jewellery makes an outfit go from drab to fab, and it doesn’t need to break the bank either. Luxury jewellery isn’t always expensive, you can find beautiful high-quality pieces without the designer price tag. Enter the world of Slide Jewels.

About the Brand

Slide Jewels are a premium Jewellery brand. All of their jewellery is made from stainless steel and 18k gold plating. This means the pieces will not tarnish or become discoloured when wet, so are guaranteed to stay in tip top condition for years, (their rings are made of brass, so take care when washing your hands). Finding jewellery either for yourself of a loved one is often a difficult task; however, Slide Jewels have a large range of Necklaces, Rings, Bracelets and Earrings making your search for the perfect piece easier than ever. With gold and silver options, you will find plenty of gorgeous jewels to add to your jewellery box.

Not only do Slide Jewels have the most beautiful Jewellery, they are also helping to reduce their carbon footprint by using cardboard packaging instead of plastic. The simplest change can have a huge impact on helping our planet.

As you all know, there are subscription services for just about everything, from makeup to pets, there is something for everyone. Slide Jewels have their very own monthly Jewellery subscription box, how fab does that sound! The HONEY monthly jewellery box is £39.99 per month and is delivered straight to your door every 30 days. Each box contains an item of gold or silver plated jewellery, typically a bracelet or necklace. The packaging is reusable, and the jewels are supposed to come with a certificate of authenticity, so you know you are receiving genuine gold. Subscription boxes always feel like you’re getting a present every month, you could either treat yourself, or gift the HONEY box to your friend. Slide Jewels also have a ring monthly subscription box, called BABY. These are limited in stock so are very popular among jewellery fanatics.

Jewellery

The Review

The quality of the jewellery is lovely, the pieces feel and look a lot more expensive than they actually are. One of my favourite items is the snake ring, it has beautiful green jewels for the eyes, and a sleek gold body. I don’t believe you can choose the size of the ring, my hands are quite small, but the ring only fits comfortably on my ring finger, it would be a bit of a squeeze on any of my other fingers.

I think Slide Jewels would make the perfect present for a loved one, especially with Mother’s Day just around the corner here in the UK. Their ‘More Self Love’ engraved necklace is stunning, along with their choker necklace. They could be layered together or worn alone, both options would look really elegant.

I pride myself in being honest with my readers, so I must admit that shipping was very slow. After looking online, this seems to be an issue that a lot of buyers have experienced. Therefore, I’d bare this in mind if you see something you’d like, plan your purchase well in advance of an event or occasion so your order arrives on time.

Overall, I’m obsessed with all of the jewellery I’ve received and couldn’t fault the quality. I shared an unboxing reel over on my Instagram, which gives you an insight into everything from the packaging to the jewellery itself. Are you gravitating towards any of the pieces?

Until Another Day x

GPO – Liverpool’s Largest Food Hall – Review

I recently visited GPO Food Hall, situated in the heart of the City Centre within Liverpool’s Met Quarter. I wanted to share my experience to give you some itinerary inspiration for your next visit to Liverpool!

*Photo by Carl Raw on Unsplash*

I’ve decided to start blogging more about my city, and the places to visit. Liverpool is a city that should be celebrated for its rich culture and vibrancy. Liverpool often gets a bad a name in the press, but I honestly don’t know why. It’s no more crime stricken that any other city in the country, and is full of friendly warm faces, ready to help wherever they can.

I recently visited GPO Food Hall, situated in the heart of the City Centre within Liverpool’s Met Quarter, with direct access on Victoria Street. When GPO opened it’s door I was desperate to get down there, and in January I finally did. GPO features 11 different independent kitchens, with over 400 dishes to choose from. The menu’s encompass different cuisines from around the world. There is definitely something to tantalise everyone’s taste buds, even the fussy eaters!

The Food Hall is decorated in a modern style, with plants and greenery throughout. I wish I had taken some photographs of the interior, as it’s so beautifully presented. GPO also doubles up as an office space. At just £5 you will have access to unlimited coffee, discounts on all retailers, power outlets for laptop chargers, and no obligation to spend to stay. That sounds like a great deal, I’d love to take advantage of it one day.

The ordering system in GPO is perfect. Each table has a QR code to scan, which takes you to an online ordering app. You can pay by card and the food/drink will be delivered to your table as soon as it’s ready. You even earn points when you spend, to instantly get discounts on the traders, I thought this was a great idea.

When I visited GPO, we ordered from 3 traders in total. I’d love to go back this year to sample the goods from the other traders too, as they all looked and sounded delicious!

Jailbird Fried Chicken

Jail Bird Fried Chicken

The first meal we opted for was from Jailbird. Jailbird serve up Nashville Fried Chicken with your choice of heat level. The meal we went with was the Large Boneless Meal for £11, this includes: 3 chicken strips, 2 thighs on sliced bread with pickles and a side of waffle fries. I picked the hot heat level, but there wasn’t much heat at all really, I didn’t find it spicy and neither did my boyfriend. Despite the lack of spice, the chicken was still full of flavour, crispy and tasty. The waffle fries were actually my favourite part of the meal, it took me back to eating Chick-Fil-A in Texas a few years ago. I thought the addition of the sliced bread was a little unusual, so didn’t end up eating it, but I suppose you could make a fried chicken sandwich out of it.

Hee Kee

The previous meal was very filling, but we still wanted to sample the goods from some other traders. My boyfriend and I are obsessed with Chinese food, rice tends to be the staple ingredient in our diets! We decided on some Dim Sum plates and shared them between us. We had Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls, Sesame Prawn Toast, and BBQ Pork Buns (Char Sui Buns). The Prawn Toast was the star of the show, it was genuinely the best Prawn Toast I have ever eaten! It was the perfect ratio of everything, 2 slices weren’t enough, I’d have devoured the whole plate if I had no self control! The BBQ Pork Buns were sweet and savoury, just how I like them. I’d definitely try some of Hee Kee’s other dishes, as they all sounded incredible. 10/10 from me!

ICE Desserts

ICE Milk Chocolate and Strawberry Crepe
Milk Chocolate and Strawberry Crepe

I am a massive dessert lover, I love anything chocolatey and sweet. I couldn’t resist and just had to have a Milk Chocolate and Strawberry Crepe, after spotting another diners order. The melted chocolate was warm and delicious, and completely satisfied my sweet tooth. ICE also have an array of Ice Cream Sundaes, Brownies, Blondies and Milkshakes too.

The GPO Bar

The bar at GPO has a variety of drinks, including plenty of draught beers, cocktails and spirits. We did notice that the beers are not pints, so bare that in mind for pricing when ordering. Unfortunately the drinks menu doesn’t appear to be available online in full, so I can’t list the cocktails that I had, but both were really good.

Overall, my experience at GPO was perfect. I’d love to go back again and try some different food and drink. The atmosphere was great, full of laughter and chatter. Staff were attentive and friendly, and the overall surroundings were very classy. If you’re unsure on what you fancy for tea, give GPO a try, because I’m sure there will be something you’ll love.

Other traders include:

Chit ‘N’ Chaat – Indian street food

Konjö – Japanese street food

Hee Thai Sawadee – Thai street food

Carousel Cheese Co. Liverpool’s first rotating cheese carousel (think Yo! Sushi but with Cheese!!)

Nama – Fresh Fish

Patty B’s Burgers Dirty Burgers

Monkeyboard Coffee – Fresh Coffee

ALS Gongcha – Authentic Taiwanese ‘Bubble Tea’

The next time you’re in Liverpool, don’t forget to add GPO to your itinerary!

Until Another Day x

New Belgian Bar Arrives in Liverpool – Belgica

Welcome to Belgica! A new Belgian Bar in the heart of Liverpool City Centre. I was invited along to their launch party, read on to see what all the fuss is about!

Bit of a different post from me today, and something I’m super excited to be sharing. If you’ve followed me for a while, you’ll know I’m a Liverpool gal through and through! I’m so proud to be from one of the best cities in the UK, you could even say patriotic.

Liverpool has a plethora of bars and restaurants throughout the city and the suburbs, but, as far as I’m aware, has never had a Belgian bar…up until now that is.

Belgica Interior
The stunning interior!

I introduce you to Belgica, the newest addition to Liverpool’s nightlife! Situated on the heart of Wood Street, next to FACT Cinema, Belgica is worth it for the vibes alone, not just for their drinks. I was lucky enough to be invited to their launch party, ahead of their grand opening. The venue is split across two levels, with a relaxed Brussels beer bar atmosphere upstairs and a medieval Bruges vibe club downstairs called the ‘Monastery of Sound’, Belgica will transport visitors to the beer-loving nation from which the venue takes its inspiration.

Cosmopolitan Cocktail
Cosmopolitan Cocktail

The launch party was filled with laughter, drunken dancing, tasty food and speciality drinks, making for a party centric, yet mellow atmosphere. If you’re looking for somewhere to have an enjoyable, and lively night out, then Beligica will tick all of the boxes.

Beef Burger

From mid-December, the full food menu will be available. Including luscious Steak Frites, delectable Ham and Gouda Croquettes, and not to mention, heavenly Belgian Waffles for dessert. We were served some sample dishes at the event, including a Beef Burger, Anti Pasti platter, the Croquettes and a delightful Biscoff Waffle. My taste buds were overwhelmed by the exquisite food and I was left wanting more.

Anti-Pasti Platter
Anti-Pasti Platter
Biscoff Waffle
Biscoff Waffle

Belgica has a wide range of Belgian Beers, including some scouse classics from Love Lane Brewery. Not into Beer? Fear not, there are plenty of cocktails, wine and spirts on the menu. The drinks are slightly more expensive than other places in Liverpool, but it’s unlikely you’ll such wide selection of Belgian beers under one roof, in another part of the city.

Kwak
Kwak

On the night, the staff were very attentive and helpful and not too shy to have a conversation at the bar with. Service was relatively quick and drinks were always flowing. Having spoken with other Liverpool Bloggers following the event, everyone was buzzing and are already planning their next visit, myself included!

Leffe
Leffe

I hope my review has convinced you to visit Belgica on your next visit into the city centre. I can guarantee that you will not be disappointed and will have an evening to remember.

Until Another Day x

PMD Silverpure™ Makeup Removing Cloth Review

AD / Everyone should be making an effort to become more eco-friendly. But why stop when it comes to a beauty routine. PMD have the answer to this with their sustainable Silverpure™ Makeup Removing Cloth. Read my review to find out more!

AD – In my opinion, everyone should be making an effort to help the planet and become a tad more environmentally friendly. Whether that be by using reusable shopping bags, no waste period products, or simply recycling plastics and glass. If you could create a more eco-friendly beauty routine, would you?

I certainly love to incorporate products or beauty tools into my daily routine, that not only benefit me, but the world around me too. PMD Beauty have launched a new quick and easy sustainable way to wipe away makeup, with their Silverpure™ Makeup Removing Cloth. This cloth is reusable so can be used time and time again, without having a negative impact on the environment.

PMD Silverpure™ Makeup Removing Cloth

The cloth itself is made up of tiny microfibres that, when wet, cling to makeup and gently lift it from the skin. Due to the nature of the microfibre properties, creams or oils are not required to remove even the most stubborn of makeup. Simply use with warm water and your skin will be makeup free in a matter of moments. Not only does the Silverpure™ help the planet, it will also help your wallet! Retailing for £28.00, you will save so much by avoiding wasteful makeup wipes and other makeup removing products.

Silverpure™ Makeup Removing Cloth

Worried about hygiene? As the name suggests the Silverpure™ is infused with actual Silver! Silver is antibacterial and will not harbour or spread any bacteria, making it incredibly hygienic.

I have used the PMD makeup removing cloth quite a lot already and it has gone through the washing machine countless times, but still works just as well as its first usage. It removes makeup thoroughly without the need for additional cleansing products. It is gentle on the skin and the cloth is very soft, making it perfect for sensitive skin. Although I haven’t travelled much recently, I will definitely be taking the Silverpure™ Makeup Removing Cloth on any future vacations. If I need to pack light, the Silverpure™ would make the best travel companion!

Silverpure™ Directions for Use

I feel very lucky to have worked with PMD for the third time. I think they are a great brand, with some fantastic beauty tools. The PMD Personal Microderm is perfect for improving the texture of the skin. The PMD Clean Body creates a relaxing bathtime routine, whilst also keeping the skin fresh and supple.

Until Another Day x

PMD Clean Body: Is it Worth it?

The PMD Clean Body has been a popular skincare device in the blogging community for so long now. Read on to find out if I’m a fan!

This post contains gifted products

Last year, I was lucky enough to partner with PMD Beauty to test out there Personal Microderm device, which I am now fully obsessed with! Recently, PMD asked if I wanted to work them again to try out their Clean Body, which of course, I couldn’t turn down.

The PMD Clean Body has been a popular skincare device in the blogging community for so long now, and I can fully see why. The device has four different vibration settings and comes with magnetic interchangeable heads, depending on your skincare needs.

Magnetic Attachments

Cleanse

The cleanse setting is equipped with soft silicone bristles which gently cleanse the entire body. The bristles are anti-bacterial, hypoallergenic and odour resistant. Personally, I’ve used the cleanse setting on my face to give myself a mini facial, using the lowest vibration. I found it to be very gentle and my skin felt cleaner than ever after use. If you’d prefer a skincare device specific to your face, why not try the PMD Clean instead.

Gentle Exfoliation

The Silver Infused Loofah is anti-bacterial and exfoliates the skin without spreading bacteria. This head is perfect for an all-over body cleanse, I’d suggest switching up the vibration settings for a luxurious and relaxing shower. The Silverscrub lathers up shower gel nicely and isn’t harsh on the skin at all.

PMD Clean Body with attachments:

Cleanse
Gentle Exfoliation
Intense Exfoliation
Massage

Intense Exfoliation

I LOVE this attachment! It’s definitely an intense exfoliation, but leaves my skin super soft whenever I use it. It isn’t something I would use daily, maybe once or twice per week. I can get dry skin and small bumps on my arms and legs (Keratosis Pilaris), and the intense exfoliation attachment helped to smooth out my skin. This is also perfect to use during a pedicure to remove any hard callous skin from the feet.

Massage

Using the PMD Clean Body is pretty sensual anyway, but the Relax Body Massager Head will leave you in a state of blissful relaxation. The massager can be used in the shower, and with moisturiser or body oil! The handle is long enough to massage your entire back. It is particularly nice to use after a workout, as it helps to relieve tight muscles.

The Review

Despite being expensive (retailing for £145), the PMD Clean Body is definitely a great investment, once you start using it, you will be hooked from the get go. The device is chargeable and takes around 3hrs for a full charge. A charging USB cable is supplied, and can be inserted into bottom of the device.

PMD Clean Body USB Charging Cable

Of course the Clean Body is completely waterproof so can be used in the bath or shower, without fear of damage (or electricution). Not only can it be used in water, but can be used dry, to massage the skin or with moisturiser, as mentioned earlier.

I adore finding new ways to improve my self care routine, the PMD Clean Body is the perfect bodycare device to use when winding down of an evening. Not only does it give you squeaky clean skin, but helps aid relaxtion. I’m dying to run myself a warm bubble bath, read a book and use the Clean Body for a super chilled bedtime routine.

Thinking of making the splurge? Feel free to ask questions in the comments or DM me on Twitter or Instagram!

Until Another Day x

Glossybox June 2021 Review

A new month brings with it a new GLOSSYBOX review. The theme of June 2021’s GLOSSYBOX is ‘Dreaming of Paradise’, which I’m sure all of us are doing right now.

June is finally here, the weather is brighter and warmer and so is my mood! I can’t believe we are 6 months into 2021 already, time seems to be going quicker then ever before. A new month brings with it a new GLOSSYBOX review. The theme of June 2021’s GLOSSYBOX is ‘Dreaming of Paradise’, which I’m sure all of us are doing right now. GLOSSYBOX had a golden ticket campaign this month, kinda like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. If you received a golden ticket, you could have won a new summer wardrobe from I Saw It First, unfortunately I was one of the unlucky ones and didn’t get a golden ticket. Anyway, lets get into the review!

The Beauty Crop Oui Cherie Lip Oil – Sacrebleu

he Beauty Crop Oui Cherie Lip Oil - Sacrebleu

I have wanted to try a lip oil for so long now, so I was very pleased to find one in my June GLOSSYBOX. I vaguely remember hearing of The Beauty Crop many years ago, but this was my first time trying one of their products. The Oui Cherie Lip Oil felt very hydrating on the lips, it was super glossy without feeling sticky or tacky. Upon first inspection of the lip oil, I assumed it would appear clear on the lips, however it actually develops into a pink shade. I’m a fan of the lip oil itself, however the colour isn’t the most flattering on me. Layering the lip oil over the top of a lipstick makes it a little more wearable.

Nip & Fab Vitamin C Scrub Fix

Nip & Fab Vitamin C Scrub Fix

My skin adores vitamin C, it always looks a lot brighter whenever I use it. I’ve tried a couple of Nip & Fab products over the years and I do really like them. The Vitamin C Scrub Fix contains vitamin C (obviously), coffee seed extract and coconut oil to help cleanse and nourish the skin. Apparently these ingredients are also amazing for reducing fine lines and wrinkles too! I really like this face scrub, the exfoliating particles aren’t too harsh on the skin, but still leave the skin looking fresher and less dry. I don’t often use physical exfoliators on my face, I usually opt for chemical exfoliants, but this certainly makes a nice change. Personally, I wouldn’t use a physical exfoliator every day, but this does feel gentle enough for every day use.

Mitchell & Peach English Leaf Body Oil

Mitchell & Peach English Leaf Body Oil

I have never actually tried a body oil before, I always reach for body lotions or butters. The English Leaf body oil from Mitchell & Peach contains almond oil and vitamin E which is supposed to leave the skin feeling soft. It is described as smelling of ‘freshly cut meadow grass’, which I have to disagree with, it smells more like a herbal tea to me. I found the oil to make my skin feel a little on the greasy side, it seemed to take hours to sink into my skin properly. I much prefer using a lotion to moisturise my skin, as they tend to fast absorbing. I wouldn’t go out of my way to pick this up again, but I won’t let my experience stop me from sampling body oils in the future.

Cetraben Cream

Cetraben Cream

I was over the moon to discover a cream specifically for eczema prone skin. I often suffer with eczema quite severely, mainly on my hands and face, I have to use prescription steroid creams occasionally. Cetraben Cream will hydrate, soothe and repair dry skin, it also helps to protect the skin against irritants. I’ve been testing this cream out during my evening skincare routine as it’s on the thicker side. I wake up with super plump and hydrating skin, which is great when having eczema flare ups. I would definitely purchase this again to calm inflamed skin.

Batiste Dry Shampoo Blush

Batiste Dry Shampoo Blush

Batiste has always been my go-to dry shampoo brand, I usually go for the tinted Dry Shampoo for dark hair to help avoid a white cast in my hair. The Blush scent smells so nice (it contains lily, peony and freesia, so very floral) and it helps to make my hair look fresher in between washing. I don’t like to use too much of this particular version because it can leave visible white residue. The deluxe mini received in GLOSSYBOX would make the perfect travel friendly size.

KIND Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt Bar

I think my favourite product in July’s GLOSSYBOX has to be the Nip & Fab Vitamin C Scrub Fix, followed by a close second of the Cetraben cream. This months GLOSSYBOX also included a little treat, I received the KIND Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt Bar which was really tasty. It was a lovely little surprise addition to the box.

Until Another Day x

Triyit Surprise and Delight Campaign Review

For those of you who have followed my blog for a while, will know that I reguarly receive boxes from Triyit. Triyit are a product discovery company, who send products to reviewers to test for FREE. I don’t want to go into too much detail here, so if you haven’t already seen my other Triyit reviews, I’ve linked them below.

Triyit New Year New Me Review
Triyit Find a Fave Review

This post contains free products for review / testing purposes.

Mikes Hard Seltzer with a Hint of Natural Lime

Mikes Hard Seltzer with a Hint of Natural Lime

I have tried Hard Seltzers in the past but haven’t been too keen. However the Lime version by Mikes was very refreshing, it didn’t tast alchoholic at all, and the Lime added a nice freshness to the drink. Although it was quite nice, I wouldn’t say it was the tastiest cocktail type drink I’ve ever tried, it wasn’t very sweet. Therefore I wouldn’t re-purchase, if you like sparkling water then you’d definitely enjoy this Hard Seltzer.

Butchers Meaty Treats

Butchers Meaty Treats

Triyit love to include treats for pets in their campaigns, it’s such a cute idea! The box included some Butchers Meaty Turkey Treats which my dog absolutely loved. Oscar is quite a fussy eater, so if he doesn’t like something, he will spit it out. He couldn’t get enough of these Butchers treats, I would pick these up for him again if I spotted them in the shops. The treats are made from natural ingredients and the packaging is planet friendly, 10/10 Butchers!

Bounce Peanut Protein Ball

Bounce Peanut Protein Ball

I was super intriqued to try out this Protein Ball from Bounce, as it was something I’d never heard of before. This little ball is high in fibre, palm oil free and contains natural ingredients. The texture was quite unusual but it tasted delicious, it was on the drier side, but if you are a peanut butter fan then this snack will be right up your street. I found the Protein Ball to be very filling, it was a great afternoon treat.

Cheeky Panda Biodegradable Bamboo Cleansing Facial Wipes

Cheeky Panda Biodegradable Bamboo Cleansing Facial Wipes

I stopped using face wipes about 12 months ago due to their negative impact on the environment. Cheeky Panda have invented their own environmentally friendly face wipes from Bamboo. The wipes are completely biodegradable and compostable, meaning they won’t be sitting in landfill for years to come. Face wipes can be very handy to remove makeup when in a rush or out and about. I still make sure to double cleanse before bed even if I’ve used a face wipe, I want to keep my skin in tip top condition. With that being said, the Cheeky Panda wipes are super soft on the skin and helped remove visible makeup well. If I desperately need face wipes, I’ll definitely reach for the Cheeky Panda wipes from now on.

Idahoan Bacon and Cheese Perfect Mash

Idahoan Bacon and Cheese Perfect Mash

Powdered mashed potato has always made me giggle, just boil some potatoes and mash them up for crying out loud! For busy families the Idahoan Perfect Mash would make meal times less troublesome, as it can be made in minutes. I was sent the Bacon & Cheese Mash to try, and it was suprisingly really tasty. I much prefer normal mashed potato, however this was super quick to make and had a nice, none powdery taste to it. Idahoan have various flavours of Mash available, including Roasted Garlic, Chedder Cheese, Butter & Herb, plus many more. I’d love to give their Roasted Garlic flavour a try.

Nudie Snacks Cauliflower Crisps

udie Snacks Cauliflower Crisps

I LOVE vegetable crisps, I don’t know what it is about them, I just can’t get enough. I was sent the Cauliflower Crisps Cheese and Carmalised Onion flavour. They were very flavoursome, some vegetable crisps can be quite bland, however the Nudie Snacks crisps were packed full of intense Cheese and Onion. The crisps themselves don’t even remotely resemble a vegetable, or taste like Cauliflower for that matter. I think they’d be great for fussy children who refuse to eat vegetables. The crisps are also vegan and gluten free too.

I absolutely love using Triyit to sample different products. It’s a great way of discovering new food and drink that you wouldn’t normally pick up during the weekly shop. My favourite item this time has to be the Cauliflowers Crisps, I would 100% purchase these again if I spotted them in store. Do you like the sound of the products I’ve received? Sign up to Triyit now so you’re in with a chance of recieving some free goodies.

Until Another Day x

How The Midnight Library Changed my Life

A fiction book changing someones life sounds a tad melodramatic doesn’t it? However, after reading The Midnight Library by Matt Haig, I can truly say it has changed my perspective on life, here’s how.

I finished reading The Midnight Library by Matt Haig in just under a week. I absolutely devoured the book, I could have finished it a lot sooner, but wanted to savour every word. The Midnight Library has completely changed my perspective on life (not wanting to sound extreme). Although a fiction novel, it contains valuable life lessons which we can ALL learn from. Here is why The Midnight Library changed my life.

The Midnight Library book by Matt Haig

Before I get into the nitty gritty, I want to share a little background on the book, don’t worry I won’t give any spoilers. The Midnight Library is a place in between life and death where there are infinite possible lives a person could have lived. The main protagonist, Nora Seed, is given the opportunity to live the other lives she may have lived, by underdoing her regrets and choosing differently.

Three Ways The Midnight Library Changed my Life

  1. Stop worrying about regrets – Every one of us has some form of regret, whether that’s not going to University, cancelling plans with friends, or not saying yes to a guy/gal that asked you out. Instead of dwelling on things that I didn’t do, I’m going to flip them on their head and turn them into positives. For example, if I went to University, the chances are I wouldn’t be in the job I currently have. I love my day job and have progressed higher up the ranks over the years. I didn’t go to University to get where I am, so why should I dwell on not going, when I’m happy!
  2. Don’t take things for granted – Throughout life, we either make small decisions ourselves, or small things happen which are out of our control. These could have a huge impact on our lives without us realising. For example, a red traffic light slowing down a journey. This exact scenario happened to me a few years ago, stopping at the red light prevented my boyfriend and I from being in a car accident. A few moments after carrying on with our journey we witnessed a car crash, which we likely would have been caught in if the light hadn’t turned red. A red light can be frustrating, but it might just change the course of your life.
  3. It’s helped with grief…kinda – over the past two years my life has been filled with heartbreak and grief. My Grandad sadly passed away in December 2019, right before Christmas. It was unexpected and I really struggled to come to terms with it. Last, November, a family friend of mine past away at just 18 years old from SUDEP, Suddent Epileptic Death Syndrome. A fiction book helping with grief seems a little dramatic, but for me, as someone who constantly thinks of parallel universes and life after death, it gave me a new concept to consider when dealing with life and death. Personally, I find it rather comforting that when we die, there is something beyond simply no longer existing.
The Midnight Library Back Cover Blurb

I truly loved every moment of The Midnight Library, and I would urge everyone to read it. It’s one of those books that is completely deserving of the hype it has received, I will definitely re-read this book at some point in the future. Over the years, I have read a couple of Matt Haig books, every one of them is beautifully written, and deserving of some form of award. I loved How to Stop Time and Reasons to Stay Alive. Humans is sitting on my shelf ready to read too!

Have you read The Midnight Library? Did you love it as much as I did?

Until Another Day x

May 2021 Glossybox Review

Wanting to try Glossybox, but don’t know if it’s worth it? I’ll be sharing an honest review of Glossybox’s Let The Sun Shine May box!

May is finally here! I was hoping to be writing the start of this post on a gorgeous sunny May day, but alas it’s 20mph winds and rain *sigh*. Another month brings with it another GLOSSYBOX. If you read my April GLOSSYBOX review, you’ll know I was bitterly disappointed with it’s contents. With that being said, I was very much looking forward to May’s box, because it brings with it a unique box design. Without further ado, let’s get reviewing!

Minetan Rapid Recovery After Sun Gel

Minetan Rapid Recovery After Sun Gel

Whenever the sun shows her face I somehow always get sunburnt…yes, even when I wear suncream! I have extremely fair skin that the sun cannot seem to stay away from. After Sun has always been a must-have product, especially when I’m travelling. Last July, I visited Cornwall and had such painful sunburn on my legs, I looked like a Squashie sweet!! Anyway, I haven’t been able to try out the Minetan Rapid Recovery After Sun just yet, the weather is pretty dull at the moment, but as soon as the sun makes an apperance I will definitely be trying this out.

Ciate London Gold Definer Liner

Ciate London Gold Definer Liner

Eyeliner isn’t something I wear all that often, especially not shimmer liners. The Gold Definer Liner by Ciate London is gorgeous. The first time I used this, I applied to the inner corner of my eyes to add a pop of bright shimmer. I found the liner to be very creamy, and the colour pay off to be very strong. I didn’t need to apply much for this to show up on my eyes. I’m going to be playing around with this a lot, to try it out in different ways. Dark liners tend to smudge onto my lower lash line, I really want to find out if Ciate London have a dark eyeliner in a similar formula to see how this fairs on my eyes!

Rodial Dragon’s Blood Eye Masks

Rodial Dragon's Blood Eye Masks

Most mornings I wake up with puffy, tired eyes, so I gave the Dragons Blood Eyes Masks by Rodial Beauty a try during my morning skincare routine. After washing my face, I applied the patches to my dark circles. I found them quite fiddly to apply, the masks have two cloth protective covers on each side that I had to remove before applying. The packaging recommends to leave on for 20-30 minutes. When I removed the patches, my eyes looked less puffy and brightened. I was massively impressed by the difference, my under eyes also felt hydrated and nourished. I would definitely consider picking these up again in the future.

Kueshi Lemon Shower Gel

Kueshi Lemon Shower Gel

I am OBSESSED with the scent of the Kueshi Lemon Shower Gel, it smells exactly like a Lemon Drizzle Cake! I found that I needed to apply quite a lot of the shower gel to my body puff for it to lather up nicely. However, the shower gel itself is very enjoyable to use. My body felt clean and hydrated, some scented shower gels can dry out the skin, but this one didn’t. Although I loved it, I’m not sure I’d go out of my way to repurchase because it’s a little more expensive to what I usually buy, it retails for £5.70.

Lottie London Power Foil

Lottie London Power Foil

I’m not going to lie, pigments scare me. I’m so paranoid that I’m going to have masses of glittery fall-out across my entire face. The Power Foil from Lottie London is simply stunning, the shade Golden Hour is perfect for every day wear, but can definitely be used to glam up any eye makeup look. I made sure to do my eyes first, to avoid the dreaded glitter face, but much to my surprise, there wasn’t much fall-out at all. I used a small flat brush to apply, but for a more intense shimmer and colour pay off, I’d use my finger. I can see myself using this product a lot, I feel that it can be worn at any point throughout the year. I’m super impressed by Lottie London with this eye shimmer, I’d love to see if they do other shades!

May Glossybox leaflet

May’s GLOSSYBOX was a lot more impressive then lasts months box. I think my favourite product has to be Lottie London Power Foil, I loved how this looked on my eyes. Did you receive May’s GLOSSYBOX, what were your thoughts on the box? If you would like to sign up to GLOSSYBOX I have a referral friend link, were I receive £5 credit if someone joins using my link.

Until Another Day x