beauty · Products · Reviews

The Body Shop Fuji green tea, Bath Tea review 

Hi everyone today I will be posting my review on The body shops Fuji green tea, Bath tea, now when I saw this in their store I was intrigued so I brought the tea its self and the cool little diffuser that was sold separately. Now it is quite pricey, the tea infuser was £6 and for the actual bath tea was £12, however in the pot you get quite a lot of product so it isn’t too bad For the price. Now with the infuser it has a chain attached so that you can put it on the part of your bath where the chain of the plug is attached to, like it is demonstrated in the image. The scent is very therapeutic and you feel as though you are in a spa, however one thing I noticed is that it is very strong scented so if your not a fan of heavily perfumed products then this may not be for you. So you fill up the infuser about half way with the product and just fill up your bath and it turns it in to this almost milky mixture that I could just tell wa showing to do wonders for my skin, and it really did my skin in fact never felt better after this bath and I felt thoughly relaxed so this one is a great one for bed. One downside is the clean up of the infuser as there are quite a few bits that stay in there and you will need to clean out but all I did was run water through and it soon came out. So over all I would recommend this product to anyone that has trouble with relaxing before bed or relaxing in general, I have defiently added it to my pamper routine before bed. Over all it give this product ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.

Thank you 

Hannah.

beauty · Make up · Products · Reviews

Maybelline New York Lash sensational mascara Review

Today I will be reviewing Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Mascara, I have been using this mascara for about 2 months now and I have fallen in love with it, now I always used to buy Maybelline mascara anyway so I knew that it should be good when I bought it,but I didn’t realise how good it was actually going to be. I got mine from Superdrug and it costs £7.99, which I personally think is really good for the quality of the product. The wand is a really great shape to get all of your lashes and it helps add lots of volume and I can even get my bottom lashes with out getting it everywhere.

Image from Maybelline.com

The actual formula of the product is also great and does not clump on your lashes like some mascara’s do, it creates volume and length to your lashes and leaves them looking luscious and long for a prolonged period of time. I’ve also tested out the waterproof version of this product and the formula really is waterproof as I went swimming in my local pool and went in a hot tub with it on and it stayed put, no panda eyes for me, but it also can be removed easily when using my micellar water and a cotton pad. The packaging is really nice and attractive to the eye , and they have a large range of different kinds such as waterproof, luscious oils, intense black etc. So it all depends on what type of look you are going for. So over all this product is a 10/10 and is going to be one of my go to mascaras of 2016, as I have already repurchased it 3 times in the past 2 months, I definitely recommend it to anyone since there is so many options for what you are looking for.I will link below where you can buy it in the Uk but it should be in any Boots, Superdrug or anywhere they sell Maybelline Make up. Thank you for reading my post.

Superdrug.com

Boots.com

Maybelline.com

Hi everyone, just a little note to say that next Monday (10th October) me and my fiancé will be off on holiday for 1 week so I will be pre writing some posts to be posted on my blog whilst im away, we are going to Butlins holiday resort in Bognor Regis so I will be writing all about our experience there and posting about it once we get back on the 14th, so I hope you enjoy my blog post due to come up next week on our past adventures to Butlins.

Hannah.

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Adventures · Health · Life · Story

 My Experience with having Braces.

Hello, Happy Sunday everybody, today I will be sharing my experience with having braces. Now it all started when I was 13,my dentist at the time (no longer my dentist for this reason) said that I still had a baby tooth and it needed to be removed, and so I thought he is the professional so I had it removed, and quite a few months later a tooth hadn’t grown in it’s place, I then went back to my dentist and saw the same dentist again and he said that he got it wrong and pulled a adult tooth out and referred me to have braces to fix the gap. So I had to go to Winchester a month or so later for a consultation they x rayed my mouth which was strange because it’s this big thing that spins around your head whilst you bite down on something that you just know tons of people have had their mouths around 😵, they also discussed what type of braces I will be needing and If I can get them funded by the NHS or pay for them , luckly I got mine funded since they are very expensive starting at £2,500, Especially seeing it was my dentists fault for me needing them in the first place since I had straight teeth. In this consultation they then take an imprint of your teeth in this horrible clay stuff that sticks everywhere around your mouth. It then took a month or so to have them put on and that wasn’t so bad you are just lay there with glasses on and one of those tools to open your mouth wide and they stick each one on to each tooth with this horrible tasting glue that they then had to set with a uv light and they ask you what colour bands you want, I went with purple at first but there is so many colours to chose from. 

image from http://www.lovethatsmile.com.au/Modules-Colours.html

Now the next stage is the worse the after you get them put on, at first it feels fine a bit strange having things in your mouth, but after a couple of hours the pain starts to kick in and it is excruciating, I mean tooth pain is the worse for me anyway but that was so painful that I just felt like ripping off the braces just to make the pain stop, and I might be a drama queen but it was so painful, the worse bit was I was in Winchester and still had to get two trains to get home, and people on the train don’t understand why your writhing in pain, I then got some painkillers whilst waiting for my next train at southampton central spending £3 on them because I needed them so badly, at which point it calmed down but wasn’t gone completely. Now I wish I could tell you that that pain stops but no every 4-6 weeks when you go back to the orthodontist to have them tightened up again it comes back, not as bad and not for a long time but it still does hurt. I was living on soup, jelly, ice cream and soft foods for months, and I was not allowed to eat ANYTHING hard, which was difficult seeing there was a sweet shop right next door to my orthodontist. Now I had quite a terrible experience with my orthodontist since I had to travel too Winchester each time by getting 2 trains and therefore my mum spending quite a bit of money on the trains that we did need to get. Then my first orthodontist told me it will only take 14 months and that my teeth was moving too fast and the glue used to stick the braces on wasn’t strong enough and kept on coming away from the tooth, which she used to shout at me about for breaking my brace but once I was just talking to someone and it came away so it was not my fault,she then “left” the orthodontist (I thought thank god she was a right witch) I then went through another two at which point the orthodontist I was with was shutting down, at this point I had my braces on for 4 years which is a really long 14 months, so I got moved to this different orthodontist and the day before I was due to go in they transferred me to somewhere else in Winchester, they was really good and finally after only three appointments I finally got my braces off, which was such a relief and I finally felt free, they did hurt a lot since he literally was just ripping them from my teeth and then had to drill all of the messy half handed glue off my teeth ( which there is still some too this day) and my gums had swollen quite abit and started to bleed as he was a bit rough handed. And after 5 years of pain and practically torture I was fianally free. Except I then had to wear a clear retainer which hurt at first but I soon got used to it and I still wear it everyday at night to stop my teeth from moving again since I do not want to have braces again. Here is the before and after.
So this is my experience of having braces they are good since my gap has closed up, I just have had a bad experience since it started when I was 13 and I got them removed at 18, but this was just me I have known others to have a better experience with having braces, I just thought it would help to share my story with you since I had to have them for half a decade which is a quarter of my whole 20 years. I hope you enjoyed this post and don’t forget to like and follow below, thank you.


Sorry for the poor quality before photo I never used to open my mouth in pictures to smile to get a good one. 

Hannah.

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Essentials · Health · Life

Sick day essentials.

Recently I’ve been a bit under the weather and just been spending the majority of my time staying in bed and resting so today I will be sharing all of my essentials for a sick day.

  1. Plenty of fluids- Now when I’m ill my appatite gets thrown right off, I don’t feel like eating anything at all not even my favourite foods. But I do however get extremely thirsty all the time and nothing seems to quench my thirst, so plenty of fluids is essential to me getting better. When I’m especially sick I love a nice ice cold glass of some fruit squash my favourite is blackcurrent Ribena.
  2. My bed and tons of blankets- When I get ill I normally feel the cold so much that I start shivering so blankets is a must. Also when I’m ill I don’t feel like doing anything at all including getting out of bed.
  3. Access to You tube- This one is something I need to have since It does get quite boring just being in bed all day , however you really do want to keep the videos quite relaxing, my favourites to watch is Zoella, The Pointless Blog, KEEMi, Good mythical Morning, Shane Dawson and more.
  4. Netflix- This is like you tube with the fact that it can get boring doing nothing all day so I normally watch a film on there, or even a few episodes of a tv show my favourite at the moment is Gotham whilst I’m waiting for walking dead to start again.
  5. Medication- Now this is one thsat you need plenty of when sick, depending on what is wrong depends on what medication you need, now I’m no doctor so I cant give you the best medication advice, but what I take when I’m feeling ill is 2 paracetamol and 2 ibuprofen every 4 hours, and it normally clears everything up in a couple of days, I also take a tonic for after I’m sick to get me back to my normal self, I normally get the metatone tonic which they sell in Boots or Superdrug stores.
  6. Warming comfort foods- This is a must since even though you may not feel like eating anything you need to have something to keep your energy levels up so you can start getting better so I like too have things that are log and easy to eat, such as soups, noodles, jelly, ice cream, beans on toast etc. My favourite soups are spicy tomato, oxtail, chicken noodle and my own chunky spicy leek and potato soup, which the recipe is in a post but I have linked the post.
  7. Hot bath- This one always makes me feel at least a little bit better I like a nice Hot bath with steam to clear everything, I like to use a relaxing bath bomb such as the Ickle baby bot bath bomb from lush, I will also add some bubbles by using either the relaxing bubble bath from Radox or the Milky bath bubble bar from lush. I will sometimes add some candles to the side of the bath and listen to some relaxing music from a playlist on Spotify.
  8. Soft tissues- This is pretty self explanatory since if you are having a runny nose as a symptom of your illness then you will pretty much need some tissues but I like to get the Kleenex brand especially the ultra soft ones since there is nothing worse than a sore nose.
  9. Phone- I think is one of the main ones since you can do so much on it, from playing games, to searching the Internet, watching YouTube or Netflix, listening to music and going on social media this is the ultimate thing you need for entertainment, but I do suggest not looking up your symptoms as you may freak out and think that you are dying.

So these was some of my sick day essentials, now a little disclaimer this is in my own opinion and what I use and do when I am ill, I’am in no way a doctor or health care professional as this may not work for everyone and I’am not held responsible if it does not work. 

Any way I hope you found this useful, I will link the places mentioned down below.

Boots.com

Superdrug.com

Lush.com

Radox.co.uk

YouTube.com

Netflix.com

Hannah.

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Food · Health · Life · Recipes

Chunky leek and potato soup recipe 

This is my soup recipe that I mentioned in my autumn/fall essentials post, it’s perfect for a cold day and especially if your feeling under the weather, so I hope you enjoy the recipe and if you try it don’t forget to leave me a comment telling me that you did.

Serves 2 

Cook on hob on medium high heat in a saucepan. 

Ingredients:

– 1 whole leek sliced finely 

– 2 carrots sliced 

– 1 large potato cut into cubes

-1 chicken stock 

-enough water to cover the ingredients 

-herbs and spices just a pinch too taste, such as/ basil,parsley,thyme and chilli powder( I like mine quite spicy so I add more of this one)

-80g Pasta per person 

-salt and pepper to taste

The recipe:

  1. Prepare all of your ingredients 
  2. Add some oil into a large saucepan and fry off the leek.
  3. Add in the carrot and potato to fry them off slightly 
  4. Mix the stock cube into a jug of water following the amount you need on the stock cube packet, then add into vegetables.
  5. Now add in all of the herbs and salt and pepper just a pinch of each too taste, but I like to add more chilli powder as I like it hot. 
  6. Next add in your pasta any type is fine, but my favourite is Farfalle, also make sure you cover the ingredients with enough water.
  7. Now you just need too wait for the pasta and potatoes too cook and soften so pop the lid on the pan and turn it down slightly so it doesn’t over cook and leave it to simmer.
  8. Keep checking it to make sure you know when it is done by tasting a piece of the pasta and try cutting the potato to see if it is still hard, this can take up to about 20 minutes but it may take longer or shorted amount of time.
  9. Once it’s done it’s ready to serve, I normally serve it with a slice of bread and butter so you can dunk it in the broth and in a large bowl. Enjoy 

Hannah.

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Adventures · Food · Life · Story

Date Night to Frankie and Bennys

In this post I will be discussing mine and my fiance’s date night out to Frankie and Bennys. Now we have always gone on a date night, since we never really dated before getting together, plus it’s always a great excuse to go out for something nice to eat or drink, even though we don’t really drink alcohol we still just like the atmosphere of being out at night in town so we normally go for a meal instead. And on this specific night we chose to book a table at the restaurant chain Frankie and Bennys, which we have really only just started going too since we used to always go to the Harvester, and we started to get bored with going to the same place every time, so we decided to try F&Bs and we loved it and we change each time we go out now. On this particular night we had not gone out for quite a while and I was really looking forward too going out for something good to eat, so one Conor got home from work we headed off to the train station, as there is not a F&Bs near where we live.We arrived a bit early for our booking so we decided too pop in to Tescos to have a look around and kill some time. However we still had a little bit of time to kill so we decided to go into the arcade next to the restaurant and spent some of our change on the machines, Conor is obsessed with the claw machines, for the last two-times that we went on holiday too Butlins he has been trying to win at least one toy and he has not had any luck as of yet, but we are going again on the 10th of October this year so hopefully he finally gets one. We then finally could go into the resturant and we got seated and got the garlic bread starter since we love that about our meal, we then ordered drinks and or main meals, I ordered a mocktail called Gentle Breeze, which is a mix of cranberry juice, apple juice and lime juice served over ice and finished with a wedge of lime, I totally recommend this mocktail as it is very refreshing. For my main meal I ordered the chicken and prawn alfredo, which is really nice and quite light for an alfredo sauce it had penne pasta with mushrooms, chicken and prawns seasoned with cajan spices and tossed in a creamy cheese sauce and was topped with a heap of rocket which was really way too much for how much pasta I had. Where as Conor had a glass of Coke with ice and his main meal was the New York Chicken burger which is two breaded buttermilk chicken breasts in a brioche bun with mayo, lettuce and tomato and is served with chips and coleslaw on the side, he polished the whole thing so it must be good since he is quite a fussy eater. Once we finished that we was so full we couldn’t have dessert so we just got the bill and made our way to the station for the train journey back home.

I hope you enjoyed hearing about our date night adventure, I would recommend Frankie and Bennys restaurant to anyone that enjoys New York Italian food, you can check out the menu and restaurant finder on the website or app at Frankie and Bennys.com , and in the UK if you join the F&B Rewards club you get £10 off your next visit. I’ve also featured F&Bs in a previous post on the Top 10 restaurants in the UK .

Hannah.