9 March 2015

Lush Review - Big Blue, Avobath & Dreamtime melt update!

As a birthday present to myself I stocked up on a few Lush bath products but I also got a couple as gifts from friends too :-)

I tried some new ones out over the last 2 weeks but only one I would re purchase. The reviews are only my point of view so you may wish to try them out yourself.

Big Blue

I had high hopes for the 'Big Blue' bath bomb after the promise of 'feeling like a mermaid' was mentioned in store. I loved the scent of the bomb and the amazing sea blue bath water.... but the unexpected surprise of seaweed once it had totally disolved put me off getting in the bath at first.

Nothing changed once I was in, I really did feel like I was at the beach. The only thing missing was sand.

I only lasted 15 minutes, I couldn't relax with the bits floating around me. So not really value for money, as a Lush bath for me would normally be for at least double that.

Next up is one my bestie Mrs C bought me for my birthday, the 'Avobath'. 

With citrus flavours and bright green water, I was in my element. 

I popped this in my bath early morning for a refreshing burst of energy first thing.


I will be repurchasing for another time when I need a boost in the morning, it's like Berocca for the bath. 

I am more than sure I have told you about my allllllll time favourite bath melt, 'Dream Time' before.... but if you missed it or I am losing my marbles YOU have to purchase this next time you are near lush.

Dream Time is so nice just before bed if you really need to wind down, relax and be feeling all hot and cosy ready for jumping straight into bed once you are ready.

Dream Time Melt

I had a major headache when I purchased 'Dream Time' a few weeks ago. The girl behind the counter in the Metro Centre, Gateshead said this will cure your headache. I said I hope so.... 

She says it will... before you pop it in your bath, massage the bar on your temples and across your forehead. Then once you get in the bath give your head a gentle rub with the melt already on your skin and relax.

It was so nice, and I can really recommend it if you have a headache or really want to relax a little bit extra after a bad day. 

I am heading back to Lush this week to stock up!

What is your favourite Lush product?

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7 March 2015

Miss K's Kitchen - Caprese salad with a twist

Salads are great throughout the year and this is a dish I often eat on its own or a small portion on the side of some ricotta and spinach ravioli. 

I first had the yummy tomato and red onion salad at Carluccios, at the time I did think it was a funny side to order but it goes so well together. 

But another lovely italian salad is the traditional caprese which is based on the italian flag, tomato, mozzarella and basil. 

For summer BBQs I serve my caprese salad on cocktail sticks

So why have one or the other if you can combine the two?

The bread to make it into bruschetta is optional, but here is what you need to make this version of my salad.

Ingredients - 
Mozzarella Ball (0.5 cm slices)
Beef Tomato (0.5cm slices)
Red onion (very thinly sliced)
Basil leaf 
Olive oil
mixed herbs
salt & pepper

How -
Prepare all your ingredients
Find your prettiest plate in your cupboard and get ready to layer up
Layer alternate slices of the tomato and mozzarella around the plate
Sprinkle your red onion all over the tomato and mozzarella 
Drizzle olive oil lightly over the ingredients, follow up with a sprinkle of mixed herbs, salt & pepper

Bread (optional) - 
Slice a french stick into slices (you decide size)
Grill each side to make into toast
Scrap the slices of toast with a clove of garlic
Drizzle with olive oil then place back under the grill for 30 seconds

Nice display for a starter or side dish with green pesto

lovely presentation example, optional to use balsamic vinegar if you wish

I will be sharing a few more of my favourite salads on the run up to summer. 

Let me know your favourite!

Miss K xx
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1 March 2015

Finding the perfect party dress...! ASOS saves the day!

I am one day late posting to my usual... I have a good excuse! I have been busy celebrating my birthday!

The topic of todays blog comes from a conversation I had with my girlie pals when we went out yesterday. Celebrating my birthday these days is much more fun and a much different story to how it used to be. 

2 years ago the thought of going out and celebrating a birthday brought panic, looking for excuses not to leave the house and feeling quite emotional. Not because I was turning a year older but because I wouldn't be able to find anything to wear or want to be seen out. Being a plus size meant I was usually limited of choice and the clothes were always quite dark. 

My friends now confess to me that they knew how I was feeling but they wanted to celebrate with me (thanks ladies).

Now I am a smaller dress size there is more options to choose from but I still spent a few weeks looking for the perfect outfit, but not because I didn't want to go, but because I want to look and feel happy on my birthday.

ASOS always saves the day! 

Last year I got a lovely black and white dress for my birthday party. This year I found a beautiful bright blue dress with beautiful embroidery detail in all my favourite colours - 

Sorry... this dress is already sold out. But I am sure there will be something similar coming along soon. Thats the good thing about Asos, if it's a success they usually repeat in a different colour way. 

The shape of the dress is perfect for me, as it compliments my shape, its not too short and the burst of colour makes me smile. I chose to wear the red lipstick too :-)

Wearing Charlotte Tilbury - So Marilyn Lipstick

Sold out  - ASOS 50% off

My friends and I headed to Newcastle yesterday for an afternoon out. First of all we had happy hour cocktails at Las Iguana's then a late lunch at Carluccios.  The food was delicious, it has always been one of my favourites. I have linked below what I ordered.

After food we went to a new champagne bar called Glass House then we ended our night in Tokyo. 

Double birthday celebrations with Miss S
Carluccio's 'Grissini' 
Carluccios - Penne Giardiniera
Oooh I nearly forgot....a little surprise arrived in a huge box before I went out from one of my lovely friends Miss AJ. We haven't known each other very long but we have very similar wardrobes, even things we have had for years. Fashion twinnies! 

You don't have to see a friend everyday to make them special. Thanks Miss AJ!

Miss K xx
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