Monday, 29 June 2020

Milka Bubbly Alpine Milk Chocolate Bar Review

Hey everyone! 

Welcome to a brand new blog post. I hope that everything is going well for you! I thought that today, I would talk to you all about the Milka Bubbly Chocolate Bar. 

I recognised this bar when I bought it, as I have viewed this bar before at Morrisons in the past and I have thought about buying it. I finally bit the bullet last week, when I viewed it whilst making my weekly food shop adventure. 

A long rectangular chocolate bar in a purple wrapper with Milka in white font with a picture of a square brown piece of chocolate next to it with bubbly alpine milk in white font on a bright background

'This Bubbly Milk Chocolate Bar takes Milka's Classic Milk Chocolate and adds a fun twist! Little pockets of air give this bar a uniquely soft and velvety texture, all with the natural sweetness of Alpine Milk.' - Amazon. 

I wasn't sure on what I was expecting the consistency of this bar. When I opened it, I found that the bar was covered in Bubbles. Kind of like the well known Nestle Aero Bar, but these bubbles ranged in size compared to Aero, which is normally just one consistent size. The texture on the inside of this bar is whipped but creamy at the same time. It sounds weird, but the bar reminded me of a homemade Chocolate Mousse, whereas Aero reminds me of a store bought Chocolate Mousse. I don't mean any disrespect to Aero or shop bought Chocolate Mousses, but, the shop bought ones normally have more of a bubblier texture than a homemade one ever does. The exterior had a bit of a snap to it which was nice as it contrasted against the velvetiness of the interior of the bar. 

The taste of the bar was pretty much the taste of the original Alpine Milk flavour that is in a lot of Milka Bars. Slightly creamy without being too sickly. I love the Alpine Milk flavour. As the flavour isn't too sickly, it means that I can appreciate the flavour without wanting to put the bar away after a square. I noticed that this bar had a bit of a nutty after taste to it which I quite liked as it cut through the taste of the Chocolate quite nicely. 

Would I buy it again? I think I would. I quite like the texture and the flavour of the bar makes me want more so I think that I would definitely search for this whilst in a supermarket. 

Have you tried this bar? Let me know down below. 

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Thanks for reading! 
Jamie x

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Milka Noisette Chocolate Bar Review

Hey everyone! 

Welcome to a brand new blog post! I thought that today, I would talk to you all about the Noisette Chocolate Bar from Milka. 

After seeing a plethora of purple bars of Milka when I went to Home Bargains, I thought that I would pick up a few different flavours and tell you all what I thought about them. 

I saw that they had a 'Noisette' flavour and was intrigued. The only other time that I have noticed a Noisette flavoured Chocolate product is when I've been looking in the Lindt Chocolate store within Leeds. 

A rectangular purple chocolate bar with Milka in white font with a picture of a brown square chocolate piece next to a light brown oval hazelnut with Noisette in small white font written below on a bright background

'Milka Noisette Chocolate Bar is made with alpine milk chocolate and hazelnut cream for an unforgettable treat!' - Amazon. 

I loved the texture of this bar, but, sadly there wasn't a major contrast compared to other bars that I've tried , such as the Confetti Bar from Milka. The main texture contrast was between the smooth Chocolate exterior and the more truffle based interior. I loved this as I realise that not every bar of Chocolate has to have a textural difference in it, but when reviewing a food product, I do like to talk about texture as it is a main component of the bar. 

The flavour of this bar was amazing. When taking a bite of this bar, you instantly get the slightly creamy yet not overly sweet Milk Chocolate that Milka is known for and then after a few moments, a sea of sweet and indulgent Hazelnut Chocolate cream floods your tastebuds. The after taste is a minute of both the Chocolate and Hazelnut filling. If you ever wanted Nutella to be put into a Chocolate Bar then this Noisette Chocolate Bar pretty much encompasses that concept. 

Would I buy this product again? A thousand times, yes. I love anything that is Hazelnut and Chocolate flavoured and this product definitely did not disappoint me. I think that this is definitely going to be one of those bars that I search for when I'm at the supermarket and if you haven't tried it then I urge you to. 

Have you tried this product before? Is there any new food products that I should try? Let me know down below!

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Thanks for reading! 
Jamie x

Sunday, 21 June 2020

Milka Confetti Review

Hey everyone! 

Welcome to a brand new blog post. I saw some goodies, whilst shopping in Home Bargains, and I thought that I would talk to you about them today. 

I was walking through the aisles and saw a shiny purple bar shining at me. I went towards the shimmer and realised that it was a bar of Milka Chocolate. I have forever loved Milka Chocolate! I decided to pick a couple of bars up, but the main bar that I was intrigued by was the Confetti Bar. 

A rectangular purple bar with milk in white font with a picture of a brown square chocolate piece with circular colourful candy pieces coming out of it with Confetti in white font below on a bright background

'Delicious alpine milk chocolate with colorful cocoa pieces.' - A description of the bar from Amazon. 

The taste of this bar was great. The bar itself had a milky taste, without being cloying sweet, which some bars can be. When you taste a piece of this product, you can still taste the chocolate. The milk just adds a slight sweetness to it which makes you wanting more of the bar. The 'Confetti' pieces, added a touch of sugar to the bar, but didn't add much flavour to the bar. 

I loved the texture of this bar! The smooth velvety chocolate against the crunchy pieces of chocolate beans. it meant that finding a chocolate bean/confetti piece was a great surprise for the mouth. If you have ever had the Smarties bar, then imagine the same concept but with bigger pieces of candy pieces within the bar. if you like a little bit of crunch with your chocolate then you will definitely love this product. 

Would I buy this again? Oh definitely, I love something with a bit of texture when it comes to Chocolate Bars. The taste is amazing and it is colourful. I see no reason of why I wouldn't want to buy this again. I bought a couple of other bars from Milka so look out for those blog posts. 

Have you tried this or any of the Milka Bars? Let me know down below! 

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Thanks for reading! 
Jamie x

Monday, 8 June 2020

Hershey's Cookies 'N' Mint Review

Hey everyone!

Welcome to a brand new blog post! I thought that today, I would talk to you all about something that I found whilst I was doing my essential shopping trip.

I was in Home Bargains, getting some thing that I needed for the week and I saw something that caught my eye. I went up to see what it was and saw that it was a Hershey's Cookies and Mint bar. I had never seen them before and thought to myself, that I had to get one because I love anything that contains Mint, so I did!

A rectangular white bar in white packaging with Hersheys in black big font with cookies 'n' mint in green font on a bright background

First of all, I mainly got it because the packaging drew me in and I saw the word Mint, but I didn't;t realise that it was a White Chocolate based product. I'm very particular when it comes to White Chocolate products. I'm not sure why, but I just am. When you bite into a piece of the bar, you instantly get a kick of marvellous Mint. The Mint alone isn't too strong but is still noticeable. I know that Mint based products have a very reminiscent note of Toothpaste to them, but in my opinion, this bar did not.

As I mentioned at the beginning, I'm not the biggest fan of White Chocolate. I have to be in one of those moods to enjoy it otherwise I don't really want to eat it. The White Chocolate cut through some of the Mint flavour which ensured that Mint flavour within the bar wasn't too strong but my main problem with this, is that the Mint and White Chocolate combined together gave the bar a peculiar aftertaste. I don't know how to fully explain it, but in my opinion, the bar had a sort of sour aftertaste?  It's not an overwhelming aftertaste but it was enough to make me wonder what was causing it.

I loved the texture of this bar. I loved the contrast between the smooth creamy chocolate and the nubbly pieces of milk chocolate based cookies. I loved eating a piece of this product and then being surprised every time my mouth found a piece of Cookie. If you have ever tried the Mint Dairy Milk and Oreo bar, and loved the texture of the interior of the bar, then you will love this. Imagine that but with more crunch and less cream.

Would I buy this product again? Probably. Would I go out of my way to buy it? Probably not, but if I was in a supermarket and I saw it then I would pick it up. Would I suggest this bar to others? Hell yeah, if you love White Chocolate and Mint then you will love this!

Have you tried this bar before? Let me know down below! 

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Jamie x

Thursday, 28 May 2020

Hershey's Strawberries & Creme Chocolate Bar Review

Hey everyone! 

Welcome to a brand new blog post! I thought that today, I would talk to you all about some chocolate that I tried recently.

When I was in Home Bargains doing my weekly necessary shopping, I saw that Home Bargains were selling Strawberries and Creme Hersheys and I knew that I had to try them. I have tried the Hershey's Cookies and Creme several times due to Luke being obsessed with them so I thought that it was fitting to try this product too.

A rectangular pale pink rectangular chocolate bar with little white sugar crystals running throughout in a white rectangular packet with Hersheys in bold black font with strawberries and creme underneath in pink small font on a bright background

From what I could tell, this product was a white chocolate bar with a strawberry sort of flavouring to it with little sugar crystals running all the way through the bar.

I'm not the biggest fan of White Chocolate so I was a little bit anxious when trying it, mainly as some White Chocolate products can make me feel sick after a bite or two, but this product wasn't like that at all. The White Chocolate was more of a backdrop which allowed the Strawberry flavour to sing. To me, the Strawberry is more of an artificial strong Strawberry flavour compared to a more sour real Strawberry flavouring that ive tried in other products before. The best way to summarise this, is imagine a Strawberries and Cream iced drink from a Coffee Chain but in Chocolate Bar form. The sugar crystals make a good surprising textural contrast against the smooth chocolate. The reason that I say surprising is because compared to other bars that have a crunchy texture, this one is a bit more fine thus making you go ooh when you encounter the crystals.

I think that this a great sweet treat and can imagine this particular flavour being released within other products such as ice-cream and frozen desserts. I bought this bar from Home Bargains for 50p whilst it was on offer. Would I buy it again? Yes. Would I buy it regularly? Maybe not, just because I'm not the biggest fan of White Chocolate so unless I;m craving a Strawberry sweet treat then I might not remember to pick this up regularly.

Have you tried this product? Have you tried any new food products lately? Let me know down below!

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Thanks for reading! 
Jamie x

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

The Body Shop Hemp Overnight Moisturising Rescue Mask Review

Hey everyone! 

Welcome to a brand new blog post! Skincare is always important so I thought that I would talk to you all about a Face Mask that I have tried.

A square black sachet with a picture of a cylindrical black tub filled with green liquid with the body shop hemp overnight moisturising rescue mask in white font on a bright background

List Of Ingredients: 
Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Myristyl Myristate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Parfum/Fragrance, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Limonene, Linalool, Citric Acid, Tocopherol, Geraniol, Undaria Pinnatifida Extract, Citral, CI 77288/Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 19140/Yellow 5.

The Body Shop released this as a part of their Spring Range. If you have ever been to The Body Shop, then you will probably know about their very well known Hemp Hand Cream. Well, for 2020, The Body Shop have decided to branch out the Hemp range into other parts of the store rather than the range just consisting of the well known Hand Cream. I really don't know much about the benefits of Hemp and thought that it would be good to try it out to see if it helps my skin in any way, shape or form.

I wasn't sure on what to expect when it came to the scent of this product as I wasn't really that sure of what Hemp smelt of. The scent of this product is kind of a mix of sort of grass mixed with a sort of cooling beach inspired cologne. At first, I wasn't sure whether or not I enjoyed the scent, but the longer I left it on my face, the more I enjoyed the scent.

The directions called for me to either use the face mask for 10 minutes or to leave it on overnight, so, I decided to leave it on overnight. The texture of the product when I was applying it to my face was light and creamy. It reminded me of a Day Cream that I had used before. I left it on just before I went to bed and left it to do it's magic whilst I slept, which is rare at the minute due to everything that is going on. I woke up and my skin felt great. My skin felt plump but as my skin is pretty much super dry at the minute, I felt like I still needed a tad more moisturising but I think that's a skin thing more than the mask.

Would I buy it again? If they did it in the sort of sample size that I have been using then sure as I think that its a great mask to boost moisture every now and again? Would I buy it in it's full size? Probably not, mainly because I don't think I would use it enough to rationalise the price of this product.

Do try it out for yourself when you can and tell me what you think of the product! 

Thanks for reading!
Jamie x


Saturday, 9 May 2020

Lush Valkyrie Conditioner Review

Hey everyone!

Welcome to a brand new blog post! I thought that today, I would talk to you all about a cool conditioner from Lush that I have been using for a while now.

A cylindrical plastic clear bottle with a cylindrical black lid filled with pale pink thick liquid with a black rectangular label that says valkyrie conditioner lush in white font on a white rectangular blanket with a blue-green leaf pattern all over it on a bright background

List Of Ingredients: 

Water (Aqua) Chickpea Cream Cetearyl Alcohol Ethyl Macadamiate Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Perfume Propylene Glycol Behentrimonium chloride Fresh Grapefruit Juice Titanium Dioxide Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane Rose Absolute Rose Oil Geranium Oil Sicilian Lemon Oil Aquafaba Hydrolyzed Wheat Gluten Arginine HCL Lysine HCL Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) Cetrimonium Chloride Phenoxyethanol Benzyl Alcohol Citronellol Coumarin Geraniol *Limonene Colour 17200 Colour 45410:2]

Let's start with the scent of the product. If you're a big fan of Lush, then you will know that most products that contain Rose Absolute, Rose Oil and Sicilian Lemon Oil, make up the very well known Rose Jam scent, and this product is no different. If you're not a big fan of Lush, then imagine a bright yet quite sweet Rose scent, Not too florally with almost slight berry notes to it compared to the light sort of Rose that you might know that normal has powdery notes to it. This conditioner has that scent to it. However, when I smell it through the lid, I almost get a slight sort of plastic smell to it before any of the Rose scent comes through. This may be due to the Chickpea Cream mixing with everything else, or the Wheat Gluten, I'm not sure but it goes away as soon as you apply it to your hair. The scent does also last a long time post using the product, as I could smell it in my hair for the next two days!]

Two cylindrical plastic bottles with black cylindrical lids. One filled with dark pink liquid and one  filled with light pink thick liquid one with a black label that says rose jam shower gel in white font and one that says valkyrie conditioner in white font  next to a big black bottle with a black label that says rose jam body spray in white font on a bright background

The texture of the Valkyrie when squeezing it out of the bottle, is quite thick. Thick to the point that it takes a good amount of squeezing to get any product out. However, when you apply water to this conditioner, Valkyrie becomes a luxurious sort of serum in my opinion. I guess, kind of like the new Shower Gel formula in kind of a way. Even though, it may not feel like there is much in your hair due to the lightness of the formula, you definitely know that its doing something to your hair, as soon as the scent hits your nose!

As I bleach and dye my hair a mixture of three different shades of Pink, I knew that I needed something that could sort my hair out. As soon as I saw this product on Lush UK's website, I knew that I had to try it to see if it would save my hair from total destruction. I normally do my hair on a night and then leave it to air dry. When I woke up after using Valkyrie the night before, my hair felt amazing. It felt a mixture of thick, shiny and healthy, which was a miracle for someone who has been slowly killing their hair to feel and look fabulous. I do try to not use this all the time, as I think that if I did then personally it might make me hate any and every product that contains Rose for the near future, so I use this once a week which is more than enough for me, as I use American Cream and sometimes Candy Rain as more as everyday conditioners. (I may do reviews on them within the future.)

Overall, I would give this a 9.5/10. My only problem is that it is an exclusive to Liverpool Spa, therefore, you have to either make a online order or make a trip to Lush Liverpool Spa to try it. If it was in all stores then I would buy it for the rest of my lifetime!

Have you tried Valkyrie? What hair care products are your favourite at the minute? 

Check out my last Lush post here. 

Thanks for reading! 
Jamie x

Thursday, 30 April 2020

Lush Prince Charming Shower Gel 2020 Review

Hey everyone! 

Welcome to a brand new blog post! I thought that today I would talk to you all about the Prince Charming Shower Gel from Lush that came out earlier this year.


A line of cylindrical clear bottles filled with pink liquid with Prince Charming in white font on a black label on a large light brown rectangular shelf on a bright background

List of Ingredients: 
Marshmallow Root and Vanilla Pod Infusion Sodium Laureth Sulfate Glycerine Sodium Cocoamphoacetate Lauryl Betaine Titanium Dioxide Grapefruit Oil Sandalwood Oil  Geranium Oil Fresh Pomegranate Juice Water (Aqua) Carrageenan Extract *Citral *Citronellol *Geraniol *Limonene *Linalool Perfume Colour 17200 Colour 16035 Colour 14700

I think that it might be best to get the negatives out of the way first. The main one is it's texture. Now, I may be a little bit bias, as I had Prince Charming a fair few years ago when it was a Shower Cream, but the texture just isn't the greatest for me. As I said within my Ginger Shower Gel review, the texture is a mix of an oil and a gel to me and it's just a tad bit unusual for me. If it was an oil, I would love it. I have skin that is dryer than the Sahara Desert, so an oil would be great. The weird sort of hybrid kind of reminds me of Slime or Goo a bit. It does make your skin feel smooth and soft after using the product though, so, it is worth the weird texture experience.

The smell is pretty great. The Pomegranate, Marshmallow Root, and, Grapefruit kind of blend together to create a sort of sour Chocolate Orange sort of smell. It's the right amount of creamy, sweet, sour and citrusy. I just kind of love it. The sweetness makes it great for those sort of days where you want to feel cosy because its raining but at the same time the citrus notes makes you want to smell invigorating because you want to be reminded of Summer. It's kind of weird to fully explain what I mean because its one of those scents at Lush that is so unique you have to smell it yourself to really understand the complex notes. It really is something that will sweep you off your feet.

Check out my last Lush post here.

What's your opinions on Prince Charming? Have you tried any good beauty products lately? Let me know down below! 

Thanks for reading! 
Jamie x

Friday, 10 April 2020

If You Wanna Be My Lover, You Gotta Get With My Shower Gel Addiction | Lush Ginger Shower Gel Review

Hey everyone!

Welcome to a brand new blog post! I thought that today I would talk to you all about the Ginger Shower Gel from the Lush Mothers Day 2020 Range.

This year, Lush's Mothers Day range was inspired by the Spice Girls. This included a delicate Baby's Bum Cleanser, a roaring yet spicy Bath Bomb inspired by Scary Spice, a luxurious Posh Shampoo Bar, a sporty little number in the form of Knock Out Bubble Bar and Ginger Shower Gel.

Four clear cylindrical bottles of different sizes filled with sparkly orange liquid with black labels on them all saying ginger shower gel in white font on a large light brown rectangular shelf on a bright background.

List Od ingredients:
Sodium Cocoamphoacetate Sodium Laureth Sulfate Glycerine Fresh Ginger Root Decoction Lauryl Betaine Mimosa Absolute Bergamot Oil Ginger Oil Sicilian Red Mandarin Oil Geranium Oil Sandalwood Oil  Xanthan Gum Carrageenan Extract Titanium Dioxide Propylene Glycol Synthetic Fluorphlogopite Tin Oxide Silica Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone *Benzyl Benzoate Citronellol *Eugenol *Limonene *Linalool Perfume Colour 16035 Colour 45410:2 Colour 14700 Colour 77491

The first thing, that I thought that I would talk about is the texture of the gel. The gel is slightly different compared to most shower gels that you have tried before. It's thicker than most gels. When you use it on yourself, it has a tendency to be more like an oil rather than a thick lathering Shower Gel. I think that this is due to the Xantham Gum that is in the base of this shower gel. At first, I kind of hated it as I'm used to lather based gels, but I have adapted to loving Due to the texture, it does mean that I have a tendency on using more than I think that I need when I am using the Gel. it. If you have tried any of the Lush Shower Gels within 2020, then you will know exactly what I mean.

Did you know that the Ginger fragrance from Lush, was one of their first fragrances that Lush released? The scent of this Gel can be sparated into two parts. Wood, Ginger and Mimosa. This Shower Gel is also a Fine Fragranced Shower Gel, which I think means that the fragrance that is sold within solid, 30ml and 100ml has been directly turned into a Shower Gel and not diluted. I could be wrong though...

When you smell this directly from the bottle. you get a sort of an almagation of Ginger, Wood and Florals. When you apply this to your body, I got a hit of deep sort of smoky wood first from the Sandalwood and Bergamot. Then the Ginger Root and Ginger Oil then comes through which envelop you in a spicy and warming aroma. After the Ginger hits you, its balanced out straight after with Mimosa, Red Mandarin and Geranium which ends your shower journey with a slightly spicy, but mainly floral note. If you like the Ginger perfume or anything with a spicy yet slightly floral based then you will love this!

Would I buy it again? Yes. I absolutely love this scent. It's one of those that can be used for a mixture of seasons and moods. Versality is always good when it comes to scents. The scent can be used definitely for Spring, Autumn and pretty much Winter, especially from the spice and floral notes in this product.

What's your favourite Shower Gel? What's your favourite Lush product? 

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Thanks for reading! 
Jamie x

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Munching To My Own Groovy Beat | Aldi Groovy Biscuits Review

Hey everyone!

Welcome to a brand new blog post! Whilst I was on my Aldi quarantine shop, I saw some interesting products that I wanted to try. So, I thought I'd tell you all about one of those products in today's blog post.

I remember when I was in my youth, that supermarkets used to sell M&M and Twix based biscuit snacks. These used to consist of, shortbread biscuit, chocolate, and either caramel underneath the chocolate for the Twix ones, or M&M's on top for the M&M ones. So, when I was in Aldi, I noticed a packet that showed a product that resembled the M&M ones and I knew that I had to have them.

A purple square box with groovy biscuits in white thick font with a picture of a rectangular biscuit on it on a bright backgroun

'Crispy biscuits with a caramel and milk chocolate filling, decorated with milk chocolate filled candy shells.' - Aldi UK.

I love the textural difference in each and every one of these snacks. The mix of crumbly shortbread, mixed with the smooth caramel and chocolate and then the crunchy candy shells is exquisite. It's like a party in your mouth.

These snacks are very tasty and once you have had one, you end up wanting more. The taste of the buttery shortbread goes beautifully with the buttery caramel and sweet chocolate. I know that describing all of this makes the product seem very sickly and sweet but there is something about these snacks that aren't too sweet. I think that these would go perfectly with a hot drink and a good TV show. They are only 99p for a pack too which is a steal!

Have you tried these? Do you remember the old biscuits that I am on about? What are your favourite biscuits? Let me know down below!

Thanks for reading!
Jamie x

Monday, 6 April 2020

Lush Harajuku Bath Bombs 2020 First impressions

Hey everyone!

Welcome to a brand new blog post! I thought that today, I would talk to you all about the seven bath bombs from the Harajuku range that dropped at all Lush stores, earlier in the year.

Notice: I smelled all of the products within this post before the lockdown and I didn't go out during these difficult times just for the intention of creating content. 

Temple Of The Sky 

First of all, I love the design of this product. For some particular reason, this bomb reminds me of Zelda. I'm not really sure why but it just does. The Blue and Yellow of the product, make me also think about the Spring. The bright blue skies mixed with the yellow of the blooming flowers that you sometimes see whilst on walks. The scent is amazing. Bright and citrusy. If you love anything that is bright and just invigorating when it comes to smells then you will love this one. I kinda think of this, as, a mixture of Orange, Lemon and Grapefruit, all crammed into a bath bomb!

A group of round yellow and blue bath bombs with an airplane design in the middle in a light brown wooden square box with a black rectangular label with temple of the sky on a bright background

Tengri 

I loved the look of this one. I can imagine that this product, will create a great colour when it is in the tub. This product does contain Lavender, but from the first sniff of this product, I didn't get Lavender. I'm not the biggest fan of Lavender, so that's a plus for me, but it might be different when it is dropped into water. This product reminds me of, Big Blue, from Lush. It also reminds me of that sort of clean Eucalyptus based Shower Gels that you find at most luxury brands such as Molton Brown.

A group of blue spherical bath bombs with a geometrical design all over them in a large light brown wooden box with a black label with tenor in white font on a bright background

Black Ninja 

Black Ninja is such a cute bath bomb. I love any product that is black, as it matches the colour of my soul. The main scent that I got from this one, was a mixture of Patchouli and Floral. I realise that sounds like such a weird mixture, but I kind of liked it. I do like most things that contain Patchouli though. This product also contains Popping Candy, so I would love to see how the little ninja pops off within the water.

A group of spherical black bath bombs with a white middle in a square light brown rectangular box with a black rectangular tabel that says black ninja in white font on a bright background

Rose Clay Salt Cube 

Rose Clay is one that I was confused at when I saw that it had dropped at Lush. I was kind of expecting it to be Rose Jam scented, due to Rose Jam being such a beloved scent at Lush. Nevertheless, the scent of Rose Clay Salt Cube is something that I haven't smelt before. It's slightly florally, like freshly picked flowers with a hint of freshness. If you like scents that aren't full on, then I would definitely recommend this one.

A group of light rose pink square bath bombs in a square light brown wooden box with a black rectangular label saying rose clay salt cube in white font on a bright background

Flight 

Sadly, I don't think I was fully sold on this one. I always have a few that take me a few times sniffing before I love them when it comes to Lush products. I think that Flight is one of them. The smell was kind of a mix of fresh and woody. I think I would need to try this one in the bath before fully making my mind up on if I like it or not.

A light blue and white prickly designed spherical bath bomb in a light brown wooden square box with a black rectangular label that says flight in white front on a bright background

Roar!

If you love Bath products, and you love any type of dinosaur based film, then I think that you're going to love this one. This is one of the cutest Bath Bombs that Lush has created in a long while. The scent is slightly earthy, but at the same time, it is slightly fresh. If you love sort of Grass based scents then you will love this one. I think that this is a great product to use when you want perking up a bit. I think that it would also be a great product to give as a gift too.

A pile of light green dinosaur shaped bath bombs on a square light brown box with a black rectangular table with roar! in white font on a bright background

Blue Gardenia Salt Cube 

Again, like the Rose Salt Cube, I was expecting it to be heavily floral scented. (If you're familiar with Lush, then I was expecting tt to smell slightly like Goddess). Instead, it smelt slightly crisp with a whisper of floral to em. Slightly like fresh cotton with some fresh flower petals mixed in for good measure.

A group of light blue square cubes on a light brown wooden square box with a black rectangular bale with Blue Gardenia Salt Cube in white font on a bright background

Have you tried any of these bath bombs? Let me know down below! What's your favourite Lush bath bomb?

Read my last Lush blog post here.

Thanks for reading! 
Jamie x

Monday, 30 March 2020

Have A Break and Be The Inventor For Once! | KitKat Chocolatory Bars Review

Hey everyone! 

Welcome to a brand new post! I've been gone a while. due, to writing a ten thousand word dissertation. As we all know, we are in hard times at the moment. I thought, that, I would create some content to hopefully help you all escape the problems that we are all going through for a good five minutes.

On that note, I thought that today, I would talk to you all about KitKats. Yes, you heard right. These aren't any ordinary KitKats though! These are weird and whacky KitKats that the people at KitKat Chocolatory have created.

Two rectangular red boxes with white triangular cartons attached to the ends of the boxes. One says the explorer in black font on a rectangular gold strip and the other says the mixologist in black font on a rectangular gold strip on a bright background

KitKat Chocolatory is a concept brought to you by the wonderful people at KitKat. You get to make your own KitKats from a plethora of combinations. This concept was at York Chocolate Factory, but it might now be at John Lewis at their Oxford Street branch. Don't take my word for it though, as that's only what I have seen on the internet. Along with this create your own concept, KitKat Chocolatory have also created some innovative and interesting bars that you can also get at the Factory or John Lewis. I got mine from my local John Lewis a few weeks ago. They do a mixture of singular bars which come with six fingers, or a multipack of two different bars. I decided to get two packs of the multipacks to enjoy as many flavours as I could possibly get my hands on.

The Explorer: 

'A pack of 12 crispy wafer fingers covered in chocolate. The pack contains six KitKat Springtime in Japan wafer fingers with a cherry-flavoured and apple filling covered in high-quality Ruby couverture chocolate, as well as six Jewels of the East wafer fingers with a pistachio and rose petal filling covered in smooth dark chocolate.' - KitKat Chocolatory.

Two rectangular chocolate bars. One pink with long green thin branches on it and red blobs to look like cherry blossoms on it and one brown with with punk and green bits all over it on a bright background

Springtime In Japan:

The bar looks magnificent even before you've tried it. On the front, it looks like your traditional KitKat but on the back, it looks like a magnificent art piece. The back resembles a Cherry Blossom with blasts of red and green running through the bar. The reasoning of this is due to Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) normally come into full bloom during the Spring.

The Cherry comes through instantly when you bite into a finger of this delicious delight. The Cherry is a sort of less intense Sour Cherry flavour which cuts through some of the milkiness of the Chocolate. After this, your mouth gets an intense textural contrast, via, the smoothness of the chocolate, the crispiness of the wafer, and the chewiness of the Apple pieces. Last but not least, the fruitiness of the Ruby Chocolate comes blaring through. The Berry sort of hint from the Ruby Chocolate makes you realise how elevated of a KitKat this is.

I honestly hope that KitKat, well KitKat UK bring this out as a permanent within the future. I think that it would be a great Spring product in the UK, as most Spring time sweet things are based on Strawberries and Cream, therefore this would be a fresh stand out against all of that.

Jewels Of The East: 

I liked this one, but I also had a problem with it.

I love Pistachios. I love the flavour they bring and the texture. So. it was great to have a different texture within the KitKat. I love the texture of the wafer. but having that little bit extra crunch just made the chocolate bar that little bit better. I love the sort of fresh nut flavour that the Pistachios brought, as it cut against the slight bitterness of the Dark Chocolate.

Sadly, my problems included the Rose Petal element of the bar. I love Rose anything. I love the taste of Rose in things, and I love the slight sweet floral scent that Rose brings to a lot of things, Saying this, the petals didn't really add much to the bar, except aesthetics. They just didn't add anything and it was a bit of a shame. I think that having Rose Oil within the bar might have been a bit better.

The Mixologist 


Two dark brown rectangular chocolate bars, one with light golden circular pieces all over it and one with orange bits all over it on a bright background

'A pack of 12 crispy wafer fingers covered in chocolate. The pack contains six KitKat Whisky & Ginger wafer fingers with a whisky flavour and ginger filling covered in dark chocolate, as well as six Zingtastic Gin & Tonic wafer fingers with a gin and tonic flavour caramel filling (made with sugar and sweetener) covered in milk chocolate.' - KitKat Chocolatory. 

Zingtastic Gin & Tonic: 

I'm not the biggest fan of Gin and Tonic, but these are pretty fantastic. The Caramel is slightly crunchy which gives a different textural element to the bar. The Gin and Tonic flavour isn't too full on that you only can have one, but its not too subtle that you're looking for the flavour for a good five minutes after you've eaten a finger. I'd definitely have these again.

Whiskey & Ginger: 

Okay, so I'm already going in with a bit of a bias, due to loving both Whiskey and Ginger. I love this one. When you bite into it, the Whiskey instantly hits you, but after a minute or so, the Ginger punches through and stays there for the rest of the flavour experience. I love the taste of Whiskey and Ginger and Dark Chocolate as the Ginger kind of cuts through the Dark Chocolate slightly and the Whiskey gives you a hit that you weren't expecting.

Have you tried any of these? What's your favourite flavour of KitKat to date? Are you a two finger, a four finger, or a chunky sort of person? Let me know down below!

Thanks for reading! 
Jamie x

Sunday, 23 February 2020

Being The Smartest Of The Bunch | Smarties Buttons Review

Hey everyone!

Welcome to a brand new blog post! I thought, that today, I would talk to you all about the new Smarties Buttons that Nestle have recently brought to the public market.

What are Smarties Buttons, I hear you ask. Well according to the production description that is on every bag of the buttons, it says that they are, 'Milk Chocolate pieces with mini Smarties inclusions (24%) (milk chocolate in a crisp sugar shell). They do come in a variety of flavours. The Smarties Buttons come in either, Milk, White or Orange.

A rectangular white pouch with a blue circle with smarties buttons in white font on a bright background

When I went to my local supermarket to hunt these down. Yes, I did say hunt, as they were out of stock for the first couple of days. Anyways, when I got to my local store, I couldn't find the Orange variety sadly, so I've only tried the Milk and White versions. If you've tried the Orange version then please do let me know your thoughts down below!

The Milk Chocolate ones were amazing. I actually took them with me to enjoy alongside, the screening of, Kinky boots which I saw at the cinema (comment down below if you've seen Kinky Boots and your opinion of it). I loved them. The texture difference between the smooth thick chocolate and the crisp sharpness of the Smarties themselves. I love the sort of sugary freshness against the slightly sweet chocolate too. I get that this sounds ridiculous, but do you ever havee something that is more sweet on top of sweet? Like a trifle, for example? The custard and cream on a trifle are both really sweet but they kind of work together to counterbalance each other? its the same with these Smarties Buttons. Incredibly moreish and the fact that they are in a pouch means that you can put them away and save them for whenever you want more. Lets be real though, no one is really going to stop and put them away for another time... Well, I'm not at least.

Obviously, the main difference in the Milk and White Smarties Button, is that the Chocolate base is different, and, I realise that, to some, this might not mean enough to write another paragraph about them, but to me, it does. I'm not the biggest fan, of, White Chocolate. I mean its pretty much made up of Cocoa Butter and Milk, so for a lactose intolerant, its not the best for me. Weirdly though, I really enjoyed the White Chocolate version/ The White Chocolate reminded me of Milkybar, and the Smarties again gave a textural and taste contrast. My main concern with both of these products, is that, the Smarties are kind of only in the middle of the product, which is fine, but means that once you've eaten the middle its just a chocolate button. In my personal opinion, I would prefer the Smarties to be dispersed throughout the Button.

Would I buy these again? Definitely. They're a great pouch to enjoy alongside a film or something like that. I think that they're good for the price, which when I bought them was, £1.50. I also think that they're a great talking point for those who had Smarties play a massive role within their childhood. I love these, and, hopefully I'll get to try the Orange ones soon.

Have you tried these yet? Let me know down below!

Thanks for reading!
Jamie x

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