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Samuel Parris Soy Wax Candles | Review

There's nothing I love more than sitting in the house watching my favourite movies with candles lit all around and the one I have been loving and edging closer and closer to wherever I'm sitting in the house is my Vanilla and White Rum candle from Samuel Parris!

Samuel Parris set up business in 2016 with the idea of developing products that capture the outdoor lifestyle. Each candle is made with Soy Wax, made by hand and they really have captured nature and this can be seen in the packaging, from the wick right down to the scent - oh what a scent they have! All of the products are sourced from within the UK and mainly from small businesses just like themselves which is fantastic especially these days. Yes there are many candles out there on the market, but with Samuel Parris you really feel that they are made with care and not just churned out for the sake of making a buck or two.

Jamtastic' Jammy Dodger Blondies!

I have been very excited to share this Jamtastic' recipe with you as it is definitely one of my Favourites! I have combined my love of Blondies and Jammy Dodgers and the results are AH-MAZING - if I do say so myself, and I do! The sweetness of the White Chocolate and the chewiness of the Dodger is just heaven in your mouth. 

I'm so happy with how they turned out and I hope you like them just as much as I do. Happy Baking!

An ode to the Woman on the bus in the Donkey hat

I'm an avid bus user, not because I love the metal boxes but that's because I still can't drive, whoops but anyway, because I don't drive, buses are my method of transport. I was away to ask whether or not you've ever been on a bus before but I'm guessing that unless you're the Christian Grey's of the world with a driver at your beck and call then you've definitely been on a least one in your lifetime. (Can you tell I've just seen Fifty Shades Darker, wow wow wee wow, that's a story for another time).

Back to the buses, people from every single walk of life use buses every single day from dawn till dusk. There's old biddies away shopping for the latest deals with their pal Ethel, there's the daily commuter and then there's the rude noisy school kids - ugh, let's just ignore them. But everyone just sits there reading their Kindles or gazing out of the windows - no one really seems happy about being there and I am one of these people, there's nothing really enjoyable about the whole thing but then I saw the Woman in the Donkey Hat who brightened up that particular journey.

Bakery Cakery, the Cake subscription box that you need in your life!

There's about 7.4 Billion people in the world. Let's just say 1.4 billion of them don't like cake, that leaves 5 billion people who I'm sure would agree with me when I say that receiving cake in the post is an amazing thing that everyone needs in their life!! Well that is where Bakery Cakery come into play and thank the lord because it really is an amazing thing!

Bakery Cakery was set up by the lovely Kiara in 2008 and her delicious creations have been stocked in coffee shops, she has had an Etsy store selling unique aprons and cake toppers but in 2016 she decided to solely have one focus and that is the amazing subscription boxes full to the brim of cake! (could you really ask for anything better in life?)

Kraking Krakatoa Experience - why you should dive into the world of Tiki in Aberdeen

"Describe Krakatoa to me in five words?"
Flash ponders this question walking up and down the tiki lounge until he turns rounds all bright eyed, "Neon Drenched Dionysian Tiki", how many words do I have left he asks, "One more" I say.

They are the five perfect words to sum up Krakatoa, the newest tiki dive bar in Aberdeen.

(image courtesy of Krakatoa)
Krakatoa, previously The Moorings, is located at Trinity Quay, right on the dock front. It's mysterious and cloaked under some bad misconceptions as people associate Krakatoa with a grungy rock and roll bad vibe, but they couldn't be further from the truth as I experienced drinking cocktails while the owner danced away to some 70's Disco. 

Something sweet, crunchy and full of a whole lotta Love, Valentine's Cookie Recipe

It's the month of love and I am proud to say that I am such a sucker for Valentine's Day! Yes I know that you should show your other half love all year round and I do but there's just something about the supermarkets covered in hearts and loved up couples buying each other soppy cards that puts a massive smile on my face!

I had to take advantage of my new Heart shaped cookie cutters from Curated Stories so I whipped up these double chocolate chip, cranberry cookies!

Lash Lift Experience at Pure Spa | Review, AD

You know what's great? A good pamper and that's exactly what I got when I visited Pure Spa in Aberdeen. I was asked along to receive one of their many beauty treatments available and I went for a Lash Lift as I have quite straight stubby lashes plus I have only ever had a lash tint before and the results weren't that dramatic so I was holding out for big results.

Upon arrival I was treated like a VIP and after admiring the nail bar and the multiple varnishes I was introduced to my therapist Agga and shown to my treatment room. The smell in this room was divine, I have no idea what it was but that mixed with the therapeutic music I was transported to an idyllic paradise. Lying on the treatment bed Agga spoke through every single state of my Lash Lift, from a cleanse, to the silicone pads to the treatment itself and as someone who has never had this before it was good to know exactly what was happening. So how does a lash lift work? Well first of all you choose the size of the curl you want from small, medium and large. I chose medium and I would again. A silicone pad is placed on the lid and it helps lift each lash individually, helping them to look voluminous! Your lashes are stuck to the silicone pad for about 40 minutes, the pad gives a heavy feeling on the eyelid but it's in no way painful (it actually helped me relax more). Your eyes have to stay shut for the full treatment and that's probably why I caught some cheeky z's.