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26 September 2015

Bread & Whipped Butter

Wild Yeast Bread

Lamb Chips

Kohlrabi Carpaccio, Alexander, Cearphilly & Samphire

Thistle Split Milk, Spinach Ravioli & Truffle

Pigs Cheek

I don't normally write about places I have eaten in, but since my first visit here, it has been nothing but fantastic! So good in fact, I really wanted to share it with you, so if you are living in London like me, or planning to visit anytime soon then I definitely recommend you pop along to Chelsea and try it out for yourself.

Rabbit caught my attention because it is a restaurant that is owned by 3 brothers who farm and forage for the menu, using all of their resources and limit waste. This means that the menu changes regularly, the food is fresh and always in season. The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful, if there is anything on the menu and you don't know what it is they are always are on hand to help... they've probably been up that morning picking it themselves. These guys not only have great values, but the food is delicious. It's described as British tapas, a word of warning though - as the menu looks so good it is easy to over order. We opted for 3 plates each and that was more than enough. One of my pals is veggie and she also had plenty to choose from.

We were lucky enough to bagsy the seat with open patio windows on a warm sunny day, as we nattered and people watched, a chap sat beside us happily chatted through the menu and he offered lots of recommendations. It seems that he, as well as many others frequently visit here and I'm now one of a long list of regulars.

I'll pop a link here so you can take a peek for yourself. I believe they have also recently opened a restaurant in Notting Hill called the shed, which I'll be sure to check out if I'm ever over that way.

As always, I thought it'd be worth mentioning that I have not been paid, bribed, fed or received any freebies at all for writing this post. I am merely just sharing my experience and all opinions are my own :
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19 September 2015

MAC Rebel £15.50

Illamasqua Underworld £19.50

MAC Herione £12.50

Left Underworld, Centre Herione, Right Rebel.
My Fave: Rebel

As the the colder weather draws in, I tend to teeter towards warmer shades on the make up front. Nothing says autumn to me more than a coppery smokey eye, paired with berry coloured lips.

As you may remember, a while ago I blogged about MAC's rebel nail lacquer which won me over instantly, so it was only right I should try the lipstick, right??! :D It's an almost opaque shade, with a sheer/ satin finish. It leaves a slight stain to the lip after washing, but on the flip side, this gives it great staying power.

I bought Herione in a pencil. As you can see, it is much more purple toned in the swatch above compared to rebel. I have seen this shade look fantastic on most skin tones and doesn't leave your teeth looking yellow. This product is buildable, a thin coat looks more pinky, where the more layers you apply, the more the purple tones in this product come out to play.

Last, but not least is illamasqua's Underworld. This is an iridescent purple shade, that contains blue tones in a violet base. One sweep on the lips and the shade gives a subtle hint of purple, I prefer to build it to the shade above in my swatches, which is around 2 layers, any more than that and the product tends to stick to itself and clump.

Has anyone else been exploring purple lips the Autumn?
Thanks for stopping by...

FYI. I'm not affiliated with illamasqua or MAC in any way, I bought these products with my own money and all opinions are my own ;D
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13 September 2015

Air Patrol - £21.50

I'm a self confessed eyeshadow primer addict and this weekend I have been trialling Benefit's Air Patrol BB cream eyelid primer.

The idea of this product is to protect your delicate eyelids from environmental toxins. The product is yellowish, which is ideal for purplish, reddy tones often found around the under eye area. As you can see, this cream offers light coverage and is easy to blend. The tip is sooo soft, it offers a light pressure which will prevent dragging/ reduce skin pulling & with an added bonus of SPF 20... less wrinkles - the ultimate win!

This primer does prevent your shadow creasing and lasts as long as the UDPP, all in all, if your looking for a new eyelid primer or a skin tone colour corrector, then this product looks promising and I'm sure it is set to be Benefits next best seller.

NB. I'm not affiliated with Benefit, I paid for this product with my own money and all opinions are my own :D
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6 September 2015


Rose Jam

Honey Bee


Ceridwen Cauldron 

Inside Ceridwen's Cauldron

Milky Bath

Shimmy Shimmy

Golden Handshake

Dream Steam

As most of you will already know, I'm a mahoosive Lush fan and after moving house I now have the perfect excuse to repurchase all my old faves and top up my collection, as well as a try out a few newbies.

First up, bath stuff. The best scent for me has to be the Rose Jam bubbleroon. The Lemon, Rose & Geranium smell absolutely divine, plus the coconut oil and shea butter leaves my skin feeling silky soft. A close runner up in my fave scents category has to be Honey Bee. This scent has appeared in a soap (Honey I washed the kids) and FUN gold. It's a lovely sweet smell, the honey leaves the skin smelling divine, it also contains aloe vera and rhassoul mud which is great for soothing and cleansing the skin... Feeling is bee-lieving ;D

For smooth skin, Ceridwen's Cauldron is fantastic. You can plop it in your bath & smooth it over your skin. I always keep the muslim cloth and reuse it and you can slice the butter block with a hot knife and pop a slice in with any of your other favourite bath bombs to give a little extra moisturisation.

The newbies I'm trying for the first time are Karma (this literally crumbles in your hand it's so soft), Dream Steam (face cleanser, pop in hot water and steam your face with it), Golden Handshake (moisturising hand treatment), Sunnyside (gold bubble bar, contains orange, tangerine and lemon) and Milky Bath (bubble bar containing cocoa butter, skimmed milk, patchouli and orange oil).

Hope you have a great week and I'll be back next Sunday!

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