Sunday, 30 July 2017

Franco Manca, Reading Launch & Review

Another day, another eatery popping up in central Reading. I've heard people, mainly bloggers, rave about sourdough pizzeria, Franco Manca and have been meaning to try it for myself on recent trips to London which unfortunately never came to fruition. It's popularity no doubt sparks from it's authentic, Neapolitan food with wallet-friendly price points (their most costly pizza will set you back £8.25)

Franco Manca's first restaurant opened in Brixton in 2008 and the chain has since grown, with branches predominantly in London but also spreading across the South to Bournemouth, Brighton, Guildford, Southampton and now Reading. After the announcement of the new local restaurant opening, I couldn't wait to see what the fuss was all about. Keep reading to find out more about the evening of pizza making and wine tasting!

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Miss Patisserie Bath & Bodycare Review

Designed by Charlotte Ridgwell, a beauty and well being loving aromatherapist for those who “want an instagrammable bath that is good for them and their planet too”, Miss Patisserie are a brand after my own heart. Offering a range of plant based vegan skincare spanning across fun shower and bath items as well as treats for your body and face – everything from moisturiser to perfume, bath balls, even candles!

To celebrate the launch of their range in Boots stores, Miss Patisserie were kind enough to send this gorgeous box of goodies for review and boy did these pastel pretties lighten up a dull day in the office. Let’s take a closer peep!

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

The Botanist, Reading Review

If you're local to Reading you'll probably know that the building which housed the old Barclay's branch has been vacant for quite some time so, to have it occupied is a surprise in itself, but for it to be replaced by something as magical as our very own branch of The Botanist is super exciting and as such the press night was one of the most highly anticipated dates in my diary this month!

Monday, 1 May 2017

Lush Reading VIP Evening

A few weeks ago, I checked my emails to find I had been invited to the VIP opening of one of my favourite shops, Lush. The small, older style unit was closing and making way for the larger store in the middle of the Oracle in Reading and I couldn't wait to see what it looked like. The Reading branch has been morphed into a fresh, concept style store, not too dissimilar to the much-loved Oxford Street flagship, just obviously on a smaller scale. Shall we take a look at Lush Reading's extreme makeover?

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Alchemy Oils "Grapefruit Hair Remedy" Review

When Alchemy Oils got in touch earlier in the year to see if I wanted to try out their hair oils, I was so excited. Alchemy's ethos is all things natural - no parabens or nasty chemicals here. They promote the equal importance of treating the scalp as well as hair as this will create a healthy environment for growth. I'm trying to grow my hair but have neglected to get trims as often as I should. The result? Tresses that are on the dry and brittle side. As it's designed to condition and strengthen the hair, I plumped for the Grapefruit Hair Remedy. With celeb fans and plenty of dazzling press coverage, I was super to keen to see how it fared on my hair.
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