Tuesday 30 June 2015

Lets Talk About Laverne Cox

Meow! This is a different post to what I normally write but I felt like this post is needed within the world. It may be rambly/raw and it may be a bit weird but this post is needed so let's talk about Laverne Cox.

From The Daily Mail Website

So for anyone that doesn't know who Laverne Cox is then where have you been for the last two years?! Laverne is an amazing actress who found fame via the Netflix original Orange Is The New Black. She found fame within the show via playing Sophia, the transgender hairdresser with her own salon within Litchfield.

Laverne is the first open trangender person to win an Emmy and also the first African-American transgender person to produce and star in her own show. I think that this shows how determined and strong she is. She also has a twin brother who appeared on Orange Is The New Black within the pre operational stages of Sophia's life. Laverne is also getting a waxwork figure at Madame Tussauds London which is such a groundbreaking thing for the LGBTQIAP+ community as it shows that the world is growing and evolving. Laverne is also the first transgender person to be on the front of TIME magazine which breaks the pattern of not celebrating equality and letting everyone being themselves.

I think personally Laverne has set the world out for the future which may sound slightly odd to a few of you but she has set the frame for people to be who they are within the public eye especially within the transgender community. Caitlyn Jenner has also said that Laverne was a great inspiration when she decided to be a woman. If Laverne can show that she can be on the front of TIME magazine and live a full yet amazing life then anyone can do it and we don't need anyone to shun or make ourselves feel unaccepted. I think that thanks to Laverne we could all live in equality within a quicker time that we thought. People like Laverne and all the other LGBTQIAP+ advocates are showing that everything is moving in time and it is not going back in time which is a great thing.

I am sorry that this post didn't make a lot of sense but I just kind of wanted to ramble and talk a bit and explain why I love Laverne quite a lot. Do you think that Laverne has changed the world for the future? Comment below and let me know as this 'Let's Talk About Laverne Cox' post means that we should comment and talk about our thoughts and opinions as they may change the world slightly for the better.

Thanks for reading and I hope to see you next time for another post. Don't forget to check Laverne's acting out via Orange Is The New Black which has a new series out on Netflix which is available to watch right now!

Jamie x

Sunday 28 June 2015

The Body Shop Haul

Meow,  welcome to another blog post. If you have read the VM Bloggers Event post then you will know what this post is going to be all about. If not then the title will explain a bit of the blog post.

So, when I went to the bloggers event, I received a goody bag filled with some amazing products and as I know that most of you enjoy my little haul posts I thought that it would be a good idea to do a blog post on what I got within the goodie bag. I also bought a little extra treat for myself which I will talk about in a bit more detail below...

The first thing that I got in the goody bag is three little samples... The first sample pot contained Virgin Mojito Shower Gel. This little sample will be perfect for when I'm travelling or when I go down to London for Summer In The City as it means that I dont have to take the full version. The texture is a slightly thick gel but the smell is to die for. The strong lime and mint is perfect for when you've came back from a festival or when it's warm weather. It is the shower gel to use for the summer.

The next little sample is the Virgin Mojito Body Sorbet which is so good! The texture is thick but not too thick and is the perfect product to use if you want something refreshing and moisturising on the body without waiting or having a slight greasy feel. It is a great product to use before you go to work or anything like that. The sample size is perfect for travel or when you need to top up on nourishment to the body. The scent is slightly stronger than the shower gel but is great for a day time use.

The last sample is such a great little product. It is the Virgin Mojito Body Butter. Now yes this is thicker than the Body Sorbet and it takes longer for the product to sink in but it does great things for the body as it contains Shea Butter which can help with things such as stretch marks. The scent is still the signature lime and mint but I think that it's a great product for any time of the day such as before putting a bikini or anything like that on or at night before bed. If mixed with a little SPF then I think that this would be perfect to apply whilst you sunbathe even if it's in your back garden.

I also got a few sample sachets of things such as the Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser with its orange like scent and other things such as the Vitamin E Serum In Oil but it would become a mini essay if I talked about them all in detail...

I also got a Pink Grapefruit Body Puree. The scent of this product is so fresh and fruity. It reminds me slightly of grapefruit juice but with added orange which sounds weird but if you know of the scent then you will understand what I mean. The texture is very light but has a liquid consistency which sinks in almost within a minute of application which I love. I feel like this will be an awesome product to use in a morning when you just want something with a cut throat scent but does the job of moisturising and leaving you awake. I will be using this a lot during the summer and probably after that.

From The Body Shop Website 

I also got a Peppermint Cooling Foot Lotion. Now, I don't really use foot products until I have an event that I feel like I need to use foot products for which sounds weird but yeah. Peppermint foot products always remind me of Mean Girls but this product is quite good. The peppermint is there but its not over too strong. The cooling sensation kicks in as soon as you've applied it which all in all makes it a great product.

From The Body Shop Website

The next few things are all from the Virgin Mojito range. I didn't buy them all at once before you ask. The first VM product is the Body Splash. This is a new concept/design at The Body Shop as most of their new range EDT's come in a spray bottle (such as the Fuji Green Tea EDT) whereas the Body Splash comes in a dome like bottle which you splash the liquid onto your skin instead of spritzing. The whole point of the Body Splash is to refresh the scent on your skin so you get the long lasting scent of lime and mint. I love the body splash but it could do with a little less alcohol within the product and if it lasted a little bit longer then it would be the perfect summer product.

The next VM product that I bought was the Virgin Mojito Shower Gel. I have mentioned it above but I love the scent of it and I love getting quick showers so I felt like it was a must to buy it. It's so good. The lime and mint stay on the skin after the shower and it froths up in the shower quite quickly and well so it's a good shower gel to invest in.

This VM product is also mentioned above but I shall talk a little bit more about it as I bought this as well at the bloggers event. The Body Sorbet is a refreshing product but as I was massaged with it at the event I knew that I loved it from the moment I saw it. The staff then brought out another bottle of it and mentioned that it is amazing when applied from the fridge which then resulted in me trying the cold version which made me instantly want it. I will be applying this when I'm in a hurry etc. It is such a great product...

The last VM product is the Body Butter. Now I also got a 50ml version within the goody bag which I can't wait to use before blogger events or going out to meet up with friends as I may get to see people I don't see often within the Summer but I love the strong scent from this product and it leaves skin feeling so god damn smooth and soft. It is worth trying as the full version is slightly expensive.

From The Body Shop Website

I hope that you have enjoyed this haul post. If you've tried any of the products mentioned then comment with what you thought about them. I can't thank the staff at the Leeds Briggate store enough but I hope to see you next time for another post.

Video: https://youtu.be/exBVBqhg9yQ

Jamie x

Saturday 27 June 2015

The Body Shop Virgin Mojito Bloggers Event | Leeds Briggate

Meow, welcome to another post. Today's post is going to be about a bloggers event that I was invited last week as the title is pretty explanatory...

The lovely people at the Leeds Briggate store emailed me and invited me and Luke to an event showcasing the Virgin Mojito range. I already knew that I love the VM range so I knew that I would have to go as the sound of an event all focused around the new Virgin Mojito range sounded amazing to me in my head as it would echo the scent and atmosphere of summer which is amazing in England as Summer means high wind and a good chance of rain not drinking mojitos and sunbathing.

When we had got to the Briggate store after finally getting my phone fixed, we were greeted by the lovely store manager Tahira as we were the first ones to attend so we chatted for a few minutes as I had emailed her beforehand about my anxiety as I was expecting it to be a very packed event which sounds a bit awkward but me and large crowds only go down well if I know that I can actually get away from the crowd... Some other bloggers came and we were put into a group which then led us to being pampered and having massages...

I was served by an employee called Rachel who waited for me to get comfortable in the seat before she started the massage. She then asked me if I preferred the texture of the sorbet or the body butter... As I love both but wasn't up for waiting a good while for my skin to absorb the body butter, I decided to go for the body sorbet as it is cooling and absorbs within seconds as I know from using the Fuji Green Tea Sorbet. Rachel talked to me about anything and everything whilst massaging the refreshing product into my skin. We even discussed Pretty Little Liars which was fun as my life has been around that show as I have been binge watching it lately. Once the arm & hand massage had finished we meandered over to the hair side of the store.

We went over to the hair side of the store where there was lots of different shampoos and conditioners such as the Banana shampoo and conditioner and other hair products. We found out about the banana range that it doesn't do much but it's a cult favourite due to the smell which is true as people such as Emma Blackery has raved about this product in the past. We also found out about the Ginger Anti- Dandruff hair range which included that there is certain chemicals that helps reduce dandruff and that ginger has been used within the medicinal world for centuries so it has been proven that it does amazing things for the hair. We also found out that The Body Shop do a range of hair products to suit specific hair needs so if you need something that will give your hair more volume then there is a hair product that will help with exactly what you need for your hair.

Once we had oohed and ahhed at the different hair products, we walked over to the make up range which sounds weird as we don't really wear make up but we still walked over. We were greeted again by the lovely Sophie who had massaged Luke's arm. She talked about the different things that are at The Body Shop makeup wise and talked to us about makeup which was actually pretty interesting. I found out how the Kendall sisters enhance certain body parts and other things. We then went onto all of the new things that are at The Body Shop make up wise including some amazing highlighting domes. She also talked to us about the new eyeshadows which tied in with the new Virgin Mojito range as one of them was a bright sparkly green colour which looked great but looked more amazing when it was slightly a bit wet... Sophie also talked about the new fragrances that are coming to The Body Shop which includes the new Italian Fig fragrance which is slightl sweet but has a woody sort of earthy backnote to it which we later found out was Amber.

Once we had a thorough chat with Sophie, we then went around the store looking at the Vitamin C, Vitamin E and the Drops Of Youth range as the station that was being used for a beauty consultant was full at the time so we thought it would be better to try out some of the products. We found out that the Vitamin C has a sort of citrus scent where as the Vitamin E range has a more subtle scent to it which adds to the use of the product as you're not going to use it as much no matter the benefits if it doesn't smell somewhat good to you...We tried out the Vitamin C face spritzer as we had already tried out the moisturiser from the range before... I can't remember which Vitamin E product that we used...

I then finally decided on buying the Virgin Mojito Body Sorbet as I loved the texture of the product. I got to try some of the sorbet chilled which was excellent when applied to the skin as it gave the body a great sensation so I felt like I had to buy some. The scent from the sorbet is quite strong but I love the Virgin Mojito scent so I know that I am going to be applying this a lot during the Summer even if it is pouring it down outside as I can close my eyes, apply this and imagine that I'm in a nice exotic location... I also had the advantage of 35% off any products for the night which was an added bonus.

I also got a goody bag for attending but I am going to leave that for the next post where I explain my opinions on the Virgin Mojito range so it'll be a sort of a mini haul post... I can't thank the staff at the Leeds Briggate The Body Shop store for inviting me to come along to this amazing event as I had a lot of fun and learnt some new things and I got to smell the amazing Virgin Mojito range which I am already in love with.

I hope that you have enjoyed this blog post. If you have tried any of the Virgin Mojito range then comment down below with your opinion on the range. I shall see you next time for another blog post. If you want to buy any of the Virgin Mojito range then I shall leave a link below!

Video About The Event: https://youtu.be/dJWiOisnq08
Buy The Virgin Mojito Range Here: http://bit.ly/1dnIMHa

Jamie x

Wednesday 17 June 2015

The Liquorist Leeds Review

Meow, welcome to another blog post. I was invited by the guys at The Liquorist to come and try out their new menu and restaurant which is in Leeds near all the banks and buildings near Trinity Leeds. I hope that you check out the menu and enjoy the blog post.

I met up with my friend Abby  and we headed to The Liquorist from the train station as we had decided to meet at the train station. We walked up and for once we actually knew where we were going which doesn't happen often as if the place isnt in the main hub of around Trinity Leeds then it normally takes me a while to get to it.

We had decided to go as we don't see each other often due to both of us having busy yet unsocial lives so we catch up every 3 or so months and just tell each other what has been going on and we thought that The Liquorist would be a great place to catch up with the added bonus of being invited to come try out some delicious food.

We arrived at the pristine building and waited outside for a minute for various reasons which resulted in a friendly waitress coming outside and giving us menus to take away with us. We then went in and said that we had a reservation which made me very grand as I don't make reservations to restaurants very often which was answered with 'Oh... You're the bloggers!"

We were guided to a cosy leather booth at the corner of the restaurant which was perfect for people watching if you just want to watch the world go by but is also great for a large groups. The waitress came over and asked if we had looked at the cocktail menu which we had not done due to being a blogger which was code for taking too many photos.

We finally had a look through the cocktail menu as The Liquorist is well known for their bar and their cocktail selection. We perused the menu for a few minutes and decided after eliminating certain cocktails eg Passion Fruit Mojito and Peanut Butter And Jelly Martini which Abby loved the idea of as she loves anything peanut butter like.

Abby decided on a Pina Colada which consisted of Malibu coconut rum, pineapple juice, coconut syrup and cream. She loved the taste of cocont within the drink as she loves Pina Colada's but felt like it could do with a little bit more pineapple in the form of maybe a garnish or something. This costs £8.15 but is also £5 within the happy hours which is after 4 from what I remember.

Do you like Pina Colada's?!

I decided on a Rocktail which sounds very punk which is one of the reasons why I ordered this. This cocktail contained Absolut Vodka, Red Bull, fresh lime juice, strawberry puree, passion fruit puree. I normally have a vodka and redbull/monster when I'm ever drinking which I shouldn't do as alcohol, caffeine and anxiety doesn't really mix well but ah well... The strawberry and passion fruit purees added a good amount of sweetness and fruitiness in the drink but I personally felt like it could do with a little bit more Passion Fruit as I love Passion Fruit but each to their own. This comes under the happy hour offer or is normally £8.15.

Only rockstars drink rocktails
We were then able to gander at the food menu and also take a few more photos. We finally decided on what we wanted and ordered it. Whilst we were waiting, we chatted about anything and everything including a few blog post ideas, current things going on and other things. We sipped our drinks a bit as we had a jug of lemon infused water to clear/refresh the palate when needed.

The starter came which was sliders. There was three sliders which each contained something different. One of them contained blue cheese, one of them contained pulled pork and the other one contained barbecue sauce on top of the meat patty within the slider. We split each slider in half and shared them. The meat inside each slider was tender yet slightly spiced from black peppercorns which gave the meat a slight lift within flavour. The meat was moist and tender. The blue cheese added a slight hint of flavour but didn't give off a strong flavour which I liked as I couldn't tell that I was eating lactose or blue cheese. The buns on each slider were soft yet slightly crisp which is needed within a slider to contrast with the softness of the meat. The pulled pork was tender which gave a slightly different meaty taste to the slider compared with the patty. The barbecue sauce in the last slider made it extra moist and tender and added a kick to the whole slider.

Our main courses arrived soon after we had demolished our starters. Abby had ordered beer battered fish. This consisted of homemade beer battered fish with tartare sauce and peas. I had ordered the 20oz Beef Rib which consists of slow cooked rib finished on a char grill with a spicy BBQ sauce with crispy floured onions. We also had ordered some fries and twice baked sour cream and cheese potato with bacon pieces. I can't say much for Abby's fish but she seemed to love it but my beef rib was amazing. The meat literally fell off the bone as soon as you placed your fork onto the skin which made the meat moist and tender which I love as I can't stand it when meat is cooked for too long and its dry. It was coated in a BBQ sauce which made the meat sticky and flavoursome. The sauce on the side was if the meat needed anointing which was used for the fries and potato which we shared. The fries were crispy and fluffy on the inside and the potato was fluffy yet rich which meant that it was made for sharing, The bacon added a lovely smoky flavour to the potato.

We finally ate and chatted and then was asked if we wanted dessert... You can never pass on dessert! We ordered a chocolate chip cookie dough to share and within a good few minutes it had arrived! It was more than what we were expecting. You could smell baked chocolate goods which always tempts me to eat food but the top was crispy yet soft and gooey which I loved and the scoop of ice cream slowly melted so you had the combination of hot and cold which made it so delicious. There was a garnish of mint which I had to explain to Abby was for aesthetic reasons but it was so good!

I would give The Liquorist a 9.8. We went on a quiet Tuesday afternoon which gave it some bias as I know it would be completely different to a Saturday night. I love the restaurant as there's a bar bit and a restaurant section so if you just want drinks then you can just have drinks or if you want food then you can have food. I loved the atmosphere and the staff as they were amazing. I just think the deadness of a Tuesday afternoon and the tweaks on the cocktails would bump it up to a 10/10. I loved how it was near Trinity but wasn't so it was near everything but had it's own unique location.

You should come to The Liquorist if you love good food and good cocktails and want somewhere to catch up with friends or to have a girly/Sex & The City influenced sort of lunch as they do some amazing salads and a Cosmopolitan cocktail. If you're in Leeds then you should come and try some of the great things from The Liquorist which is on Greek Street which isn't that far from Trinity Leeds.

I hope that you have enjoyed this blog post! Don't forget to check out The Liquorist's website and comment down below if you've ever been to The Liquorist and what you thought of it. I hope to see you next time for another blog post.

The Liquorist Leeds Website: http://www.liquoristleeds.co.uk/

Jamie x

DISCLAIMER: I got the food free in exchange for this blog post but all the opinions are my own. I would like to thank The Liquorist for inviting me to do this. 

Sunday 14 June 2015

Kiehls Bloggers Event

Meow, so I got invited to a bloggers event by the lovely Hannah at the Kiehls York store so I thought  that I would do a blog post all about it... I didn't take a lot of photos nor are the photos I did take amazing so you'll just have to cope with them but it will all be explained within the blog post. I hope you enjoy this blog post!

So, we got to York and slowly got lost thanks to Apple Maps until we finally realised where to go which resulted us in finding the store within five minutes. We arrived at the Kiehls store 20 minutes late... Some may say that's way too late for a bloggers event but I say that it's fashionably late...

We entered the store and realised that I had just entered a beauty wonderland which was filled with products. We were instantly offered some Strawberries and the options of either flavoured water or Cava. Luke doesn't really drink and I choose not to due to anxiety so we both opted for the flavoured water. We sat down quickly as everyone was waiting for us. The lovely Hannah started off and let the other colleague talk about the origins of Kiehls. Did you know that it started in New York? Did you know that its over 150 years old? Theres so much knowledge and information behind Kiehls including that it's owned by the L'oreal company so you know every product is worth it.

Hannah then asked one of us to come to the front so she could demonstrate some products on us... I nearly decided to go up but I didn't. This meant doing a few tests... It does sound scary but it is literally two tabs. One on the forehead and one on the cheek. Basically what this does is measure your personal skin type. It does this via coming up with a colour on the tab and that colour then relates to a specific skin type. Mine came out as normal on the forehead which represents the t-zone and I was dry in the cheek area which shows that area of skin was dehydrated which is explainable via my lactose intolerance causing redness and spots galore around that area and the added bonus of puberty...

She tested the bloggers skin and found out that she is quite dry in some places but quite oily in some places with the added bonus of sensitive skin so it was all about getting the right balance and keeping it all simple for sensitive skin. She used a lot of different products including the Calendular range which is very well known to anyone who has or does shop at Kiehls. Laura then came round and tested the products within the demonstration on us such as the calendular range, the well known hand salve and other great products.

Once this demonstration had been done, Hannah and Laura came round to do our tests which I have talked about above and then recommended some of the products to use. I got recommeneded a mixture of products including a face mask that Michelle Keegan has raved about before as she used it quite a bit in the build up to her wedding, It's called the Rare Earth Pore Cleansing Masque. It contains things such as oatmeal and white clay which makes your skin amazing and minimises pores.

We then put our names into a prize draw to win a load of Kiehls goodies as we did it last minute as we had came in late. We didn't win but it was all great fun to participate in as this doesn't happen at most events that I get invited to.

Now, let's get on to the goodie bag... I know you're all wondering what would be in a Kiehls goodie bag so I will tell you. The first thing that was within the bag was a shake made especially for us at Filmore & Union which I think was near the Kiehls store but they have one in many different places in Yorkshire including Leeds and Skipton. It's called the Kiehls shake. Straight to the point. The drink consists of spinach, apple, and some other great things from what I remember.  I got a leaflet in the bag which was basically a 50% off voucher which I will use at some point as the drink was pretty delicious. I should have more green shakes in my life!

I also received some macaroons from Betty's Tea Room. The french meringue things not the coconut things. I have always heard great things about Betty's Tea Room and I was pretty happy when I saw the packaging with their logo on the front of it. The macaroons were lemon and chocolate flavoured. The lemon flavour basically reminded me of summer with the bright yellow colour and the zesty flavour where as the chocolate ones were the complete opposite and were more comforting as they tasted of rich cocoa goodness...

I also got some amazing Kiehls samples. Kiehls products are amazing and I have wanted to try some of the things from Kiehls but I never have for some reason so I was so happy when I noticed that I giot samples of products such as Creme De Corps, Midnight Recovery and other amazing products. They weren't in the full form but they make great travel sized products or little sized products to try out for the first time.

I hope that you have enjoyed this blog post. I'll put a link to the Kiehls website if you want to have a look at their products. I can't thank Hannah and the staff at Kiehls York store for inviting me and I can't wait to try out all of the samples that I got as I know that they are going to be amazing! I hope to see you next time for another blog post!

Kiehls Website: http://www.kiehls.co.uk/

Jamie x

Saturday 13 June 2015

Barry M: Aquarium - Mermaid Nail Polish Review

Meow, so today's blog post is going to be a beauty review. It is going to be about the Barry M nail polish that I bought a week or so ago. This was the first time that I have used nail polish so it may be a bit of a bad review but I hope that you enjoy this post!

So, as I have said in the Haul post, I went to Boots and bought some nail polish. The main reason for this is mainly due to wanting to try it out. Within the last month or so, I have been lusting over the Mermaid nail polish from the Aquarium range from Barry M and I finally bought it. It sounds a bit weird but I don't like to spend money on things that seem a bit pointless which includes bath products. I only buy them if I know that I like them and such which is the same for all beauty products but I plucked up the courage and finally bought the nail polish.

The nail polish is called Mermaid for a particular reason. When the sun hits this beautiful product, the nail sparkles and when it is shown at an angle a different shade of blue will appear to the eye. There is 4 shades of blue within this polish but I felt like it would be a perfect polish for the Summer as it relates to the weather being called and also relates to the beach so you win both ways. It is beautiful when the sun hits it.

As this was the first time I had ever applied a nail colour, I was a bit surprised as I wasn;t sure if the four blues would actually work. I applied a base coat and then applied the polish and then applied a top coat and realised that the colour was more within the glitter which is great but I was expecting it to be a bit more colour and less sparkle but it looked pretty good for a first time round.

I would give this a good 8.5/10. It had great sparkle but was a little bit different to what I was expecting. I think that it would be better to apply a base colour and then apply this on top for the sparkle. I loved the texture of it but I think if you applied a pale blue underneath then it would be an amazing nail polish, I think I might just try a quick dry colour next time but it is a great nail polish for a celebration/event.

I hope that you have enjoyed this blog post as I know that it has been a little bit different. Have you ever used a Barry M nail polush? If so then comment down below and tell me what you thought of it I don't think it went that bad for a first time round. I hope to see you next time for another post.

Buy Mermaid Nail Polish from Boots here: http://bit.ly/1G2tKO8
Buy Barry M Nail Polish from Boots here: http://bit.ly/1cG8lTB

Jamie x

Friday 12 June 2015

Popping The Bubble - Bubbleology Trinity Leeds Review

Meow, so as you may have seen, I went to Bubbleology in Trinity Leeds as they have just opened up their new store there and I have never had bubble tea before so I thought that I would review Bubbleology and tell you what I think.

Within the haul, I went to Bubbleology as I had seen on Twitter that it had just opened so I decided to go. Bubbleology is a bubble tea company that originates from London. The whole concept of Bubbleology is to combine science and tea together which sounds bizarre but works as the employees wear lab coats and it seems that making bubble tea seems like a chemical experiment due to all the pots, colours, textures etc.

The store within Trinity Leeds is a small and quaint kiosk that is reminiscent of a food hall but its when you go up to it the magic happens. The store has a dark yet matte background with lettering and boards describing all of the different products around them yet when you go up to them, the store becomes slightly lab like. You can choose what you want and with the added bonus of the staff in lab coats it makes the drink you have just ordered feel like an absolutely abstract concoction.

The drinks range from milk bubble teas such as Assam all the way to crazy mixed up buhble teas such as Rainbow Ripple and Cookies and Cream. I have tried them twice now. The first time round I ordered a Mango drink with tapioca in which makes it bubble tea. The drink was refreshing yet sweet. You could tell that it was mango. The texture was weird as it was a first time thing but I felt like by the end of the drink I had got used to the texture. The second time around I had ordered a Cookies and Cream with mango popping boba and tapioca. The taste of the drink reminded me of oreos but intensified whereas the mango popping boba created a zing for the drink as I thought that half way through it would get quite sickly/sweet for some so it was great to find a burst of mango every now and again. The texture of the tapioca wasn't that bad as it wasn't my first time and I had gotten used to it.

I would give bubbleology a 9.5/10 mainly due to the texture and the fact that I have only tried it twice due to the price and other variable. The drinks are amazing but are pricey so I wouldn't have them 24/7. The staff are amazing even when it's busy and the whole scientific concept is amazing. I think that they are going to do amazing in Leeds but I could see a lot of teenagers coming for the fact that it's bubble tea so Saturday may not be the best day to go try it...

I hope that you have enjoyed this blog post and if you go try Bubbleology then comment down below. I hope that you are having a great day and I hope to see you next time for another blog post.

Bubbleology's Website: http://bit.ly/1qunrSg
Bubbleology's Twitter: http://bit.ly/1Gzf0Lm

Jamie x

Wednesday 10 June 2015

Cake Shaped Beauty Products?! - Yorkshire Soap Company - Leeds Store Review

Meow. I'm basically going to talk about my new favourite place within the whole of Leeds so I hope that you enjoy reading this post.

When I went into Leeds for my little haul, I went into Yorkshire Soap Company as I got told some amazing things about it by Kel. I'll put her blog link at the bottom of the post. I got told that it was such an amazing little beauty boutique so I thought that it deserved checking out and I loved it that much I thought that I would tell you all about it.

Yorkshire Soap Company is a company that started in Hebden Bridge that sells lots of different beauty products. This includes soap, bath bombs, shower gels etc. They are most known for their soaps which are in the form of cupcakes and cake slices. I know it sounds weird but it makes the products very cute in a way that's slightly unexplainable.

Their stores aren't that hard to miss with their bright stone influenced exterior which gleams in any light that hits it. The interior screams cute boutique cake shop which sounds weird but it really works. The products that resemble food products are all on cake stands giving the beauty store a sort of French-English patisserie sort of vibe which makes it feel more intimate when purchasing products. The cherry on the top of all of this is the cute yet classical Julie Andrews soundtrack that plays in the background...

If you know me then you will know that I have a slight problem with buying too many beauty products so when I finally went into this store I couldn't resist as their staff were so polite and absolutely amazing.A marvellous member of staff called Louise came over and talked to me just about things in general including the amount of shopping I had done and then told me to just get in and sniff as much as I want. The smells and look of all of the products made me slightly hungry yet slightly wanting to live in the store...


Now as I have been in several times since the haul, I am going to talk about everything that I have purchased. The first time that I went in and smelt everything Louise had suggested to me, I finally decided on a Chocolate cake slice of soap. It smelt of chocolate and looked like chocolate cake so I could not not buy it. It's one of those soaps that I know I am going to use a lot of and sniff my hands for the rest of the day once I have applied it.

The second time I went into YSC, I dragged Luke in with me and I talked to Louise again about blogging which resulted in getting a few samples. These included a very zesty citrusy orange influenced soap, a calming lavender soap and a clean sort of sea breeze influenced soap. Luke also bought a Cherry Bakewell cake slice as he loves cherry things at the minute.

The last time I went in which was the weekend just gone, I bought a Cherry Bakewell bath bomb as this was sweeter than the soap and it smelt nice and I also bought a Knickerbocker Glory bath bomb as it smelt sweet and looked so pretty... It felt very chunky to be a bath bomb and I thought it was more of a bubble bar thing but I think it's a bath bomb.

I would give Yorkshire Soap Company a 9.9. Why not a ten? The soundtrack might not be to some people's taste but otherwise it is an amazing/perfect beauty store. I love the quirkiness of the whole store and the concept of moulding food and beauty products together... They're not edible but they look good enough to eat. They have scents to suit everyone from Yorkshire lad which is could be for men to ones like Yorkshire Rose which could be for women... I shall be coming into the store within Leeds city centre a lot... This may become my new beauty product shrine...

If you want to check them out then do it via twitter as their website is getting revamped at the minute.

I hope that you have enjoyed this blog post all about the Yorkshire Soap Company. Have you ever been to the Yorkshire Soap Company? If so then comment down below with your opinions. I hope to see you next time for another blog post. I hope you also stay happy and that you have an amazing week.

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Yorkshire Soap Company's Twitter: http://bit.ly/1dx7l4N

Jamie x

Tuesday 9 June 2015

My Sexuality

Meow. This is the blog post that I am scared to write, upload and even share so try not to be too harsh please... I hope you learn something/enjoy the blog post...

So as you can tell from the title, this blog post is going to be all about my sexuality so I am sorry if I end up rambling but I am slightly classing this as a bit of a coming out post as I have never talked about my sexuality in detail within a blog post.

So, I am gay... Finally,  you all know and yes I have been out of that closet for a good few years but I have been thinking about exactly what is my sexuality lately and I thought I would talk about it because thats the best way to get things off your chest.

Everyone has kind of known that I wasn't exactly straight due to my mannerisms and things like that so when I did come out it wasn't really a surprise. I kind of just let everyone realise instead of shouting about it and if you have me on Twitter or anything like that then you will know that I don't really talk about my sexuality but I will talk and tweet about who I like and that kind of clears everything up as I think that labels shouldn't exist so if I don't say that I am a label then a label isn't really attached to me.

Last week, someone actually asked what my sexuality was and I had to think as this would instantly mean that I am put into a label and then stereotypes can be applied to me and I don't like that at all but I realised at the same time that there isn't really a sexuality that I fit into. This sounds weird but I shall explain.

I like the same sex as myself which makes me homosexual. I only like girls as a person and I don't think of them sexually yet I'm not interested within sex or relationships. I don't like the sound of a relationship due to my anxiety and other reasons and I just don't think that sex is all that it is,,, I just want someone that I can talk to yet understands me and undersrands that I may want to cuddle or just to talk yet that sounds like the basis of a relationship yet I don't want the rest of a relationship due to me being clingy.

I also hate sexuality and labels for one other reason. I basically don't know what sexuality a person is and if I like them then I have to do the awkward thing of asking them and then it becomes more awkward and I just hate it all... If sexuality didn't exist then I could just walk up to someone and try and flirt with them. I would become awkward but not as much. It would just help when I try to find someone cute.

I know that this has been a different blog post but I hope that you enjoyed the blog post/found something interesting. Don't forget to comment down below with your thoughrs. I hope to see you next time for another blog post.

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Jamie x

Monday 8 June 2015

Schwarzkopf got2b Beach Matt Texturizing Salt Spray Review

Meow, so today's blog post is going to be all about a beauty product that I have been loving so I thought that I would talk about. The product in question is the Schwarzkopf got2b Beach Matt Texturizing Salt Spray. I know that it seems like such a weird post but I hope that you enjoy the post as I enjoy writing them.

NB: I have used this product for a week as I wanted to be able to review about it without being bias on one use of it. I normally do this with any beauty product that I review.

 Want to feel like you've just stepped off the sand with that windblown tousled beach look? got2b beach matt texturizing salt spray gives your hair beachy waves - mermaid-style!

I did have my own photo of it but I can't find it so have one from Boots 

I bought this spray as it was on offer at Boots and I have been wanting to try it for a while as I understood what it would do and I normally trust the got2b range as their hairspray is always amazing when I hear reviews from friends. I have been wanting to try out the beach sort of look for a while and as my hair has got to an alright long length I thought that it would be the right time to buy it.

The bottle design relates to the beach as the colour is a bright blue which makes me feel like I'm already at the beach when I apply it. That sounds slightly weird but it does work especially when I'm at college as I can close my eyes and just zone out and imagine that I'm on a beach. The smell of it is also pretty amazing. It's clean due to the amount of sea salt but it's also slightly sweet. I've smelt a few sea salt things from other companies and they always smell really clean to the point where I get put off them a bit. I love the slight sweetness of the product as it makes you want to keep smelling it all day.

The application of this product is quite weird. You spray the product into the hair (I normally just do the back and maybe the ends of my fringe as its pretty long) and then I scrunch up the hair that I want to be wavy a few times and then within a few seconds I become a mermaid or is it a merman? The best way to do this is in just towel dry hair as the mixture of naturally drying hair and sea salt makes it extra wavy but using it on dry hair also works a treat!

I would give this product a 9.8/10. The bottle design is amazing and so is the scent but mainly I don't use hair products as I don't like the way it leaves my hair afterwards so if all products including this amazing salt spray didn't create the crisp/dry feeling afterwards then it would be a bang on 10. That's my personal preference though. It is an amazing product for when England has those rare summery days or when its absolutely windy and you want to feel like you're on a holiday/you've just came back from a holiday.

I hope you have enjoyed this blog post. Comment down below if you've ever used a got2b product. I hope you're having an awesome day and I hope to see you next time for another blog post!

Buy it from Boots here: http://bit.ly/1tWYOub
Check out the got2b range here: http://bit.ly/1AWMHq7

Jamie x

Sunday 7 June 2015

Summer Haul 2015

Meow, so today's blog post is going to be all about a haul. I bought a lot of products and I thought that it would be best to talk about them therefore I can acknowledge and actually salvage in my mind why I bought all the things. I hope that you enjoy this post... I did a video which goes along with this which I shall link at the bottom of this post.

So, I'm going to start off with the clothes as I feel that this is the best way to go...

The first thing that I am going to talk about is the pink shirt that I got. It was from Burton as they had a 2 for £35 offer on shirts so I had a look and found a perfect pink shirt which I instantly knew that I had to get for many reasons. One of the main reasons was so I could be Damien from Mean Girls... That may sound really silly but I don't really care... The shirts on their own were £20 I think... This shirt has a lovely colour mainly consisting of a pale pink which comes a bit more alive when light is hit onto the shirt which sounds weird but it does... It also features rolled up sleeves which I loved the look of as I thought they were sewn to the point of being rolled up until I realised that you can roll the sleeves back down... I think that it would look good as a feature shirt for maybe a good occasion or maybe as a casual outfit as long as you don't have any crazy prints as I feel like this may clash with the pink but you could experiment and see if it works on you or not...

On Wednesdays, we wear pink.

The next shirt that I got that was on the same offer was a black denim shirt which I bought mainly for it being denim as I know that denim is in season right now but the only denim I own is jeans as denim reminds me of either my childhood or cowboys which sounds stereotypical but it just does. I think that it would look good dressed up smart or dressed down casually with maybe a bright top/vest underneath just to make everything else pop colour wise.

The next thing that I got was a rucksack/backpack from H&M. I have been needing a backpack for a while as all of my bags like to break on me so I needed something durable. I mainly bought this for its purpose and the design on the back of it as it was floral. If you know me at all then you will know that I have a strong love for anything floral, It was £7 which was its sale price... I'm not sure what it's original price was but I loved the look of it so I got it.

I also got a floral top to enhance my love of floral... I mean, no one can ever have too much floral clothing, right?! It's a lightweight thin sort of top. The texture has a soft yet sort of mesh feel to it but its not mesh... It's a weird thing to tell you but yeah... The top has a very strong gutsy floral design on it including some red roses. I love floral clothing when it's meant to be the summer season but this was also £7 from H&M.

The last thing that I bought from H&M is a paint splatter top but there is a story towards this item of clothing. The top has a brand on the front of it which I know very well but I thought that they had branched out to stores which was one of the reasons to why I bought this top but when I tweeted them about it I found out that they hadn't released to stores but I like the design of the top so I don't regret buying it at all... The top has a blueish sort of paint splatter design to it which is apparently in season at the moment. It was £10 which was the most expensive thing that I bought from H&M.

The next place that I went to was Topman for some socks which doesn't sound that interesting but it slightly was for me... I needed some new socks as my family like to steal all mine and then when I need some I can't find any so I bought some tube/football like socks with two stripes on the top of them mainly because I'm sure none of the rest of my family have any like these so I have more of a chance of them not been stolen within the house. I also bought them because they would cover more of my legs up which make encourage me to wear shorts and such more. They also felt very soft which encouraged me to purchase them even more. They were around £2 each or 3 for £7 but I also got a discount on  these and the things from Burton as I have an NUS card which means I get discounts eg 10% off at certain stores and such. I bought some in black and some in white.

I bought some things from Lush/ Yes, I doubt this surprises you but I bought no bath products... The first thing that I bought was some Let The Good Times Roll... Now, I've been fascinated by this for a long while but never bought any until now. Let The Good Times Roll is a face and body cleanser. It has a popcorn/fudge smell to it which I love! The cleanser maize flour, polenta and cinnamon which may sound a bit weird but it works within this cleanser as it gently exfoliates the skin. I picked up the wrong tub and bought a bigger version by mistake so I am using it as often as I can. Its priced around £8 for a 100ml.

The next thing that I got was a Each Peach And Two's A Pair Massage Bar. Now again, I have been curious to try it but f=£6 for a solid moisturiser felt a bit indecisive to me but as soon as I smelt it, I had to have it! This massage bar contains peach, lemon and a load more citrus oils within the bar. It contains cocoa butter which makes the bar basically a massage bar but this bar is aerated so it glides across the skin smoothly. You can either use it on yourself or use on a partner... I'm a Bridget Jones spinster sort of person so I'll be using it on myself... Costs £5.95 each but goes a long way!

The last thing that I bought was my usual Catastrophe Cosmetic face mask. I am sure that I have talked about this before but it contains blueberries, chamomile and some other great things to calm down spots which is great for me as I am a lactose intolerant young adult... If you buy any product that has a black pot then if you get 5 then you can take the clean empty pots in store and get a free face mask! £6.50 per tub

I then went to Boots. If you're a beauty blogger then you will understand what I mean when I have to always pop into Boots and Superdrug as they sometimes have different offers on but I normally end up in there on a Saturday which means basically wanting to scream excuse me at people or kicking them slyly because they are moving at a rate of a a step per hour... Sorry...

I bought a Schwarzkopf Got2b Sea Salt Spray which I am going to be doing a review on as I have been dying to try it out for a long while and I feeling feeling very summery/mermaid like so I felt like it was the right time to buy it. It contains sea salt and does amazing things to your hair and that's all I'm going to say so you'll have to read my review to find out more... It was on offer for £3 for a bottle!

The last two things that I bought from Boots were by the same brand but I am also doing a review on them. I bought the Barry M Base Coat/Top Coat/Nail Hardener and the Barry M Aquarium: Mermaid. The mermaid polish looked so pretty and I can't wait to talk about them more in detail so you should read that review when it goes up also. They were £4 each.

The last place that I went to was Yorkshire Soap Company... Yet again, I'm going to be doing a blog post about them but they are an amazing brand with some amazing products... I got some soap and that's all I'm saying on the matter as it will spoil the review if I revealed what I got as its a big part of the review! It was around £5 though and that's all I'm saying about that so go and check out the review when it's up!

So I hope you've enjoyed this blog post! Don't forget to check out the reviews when they go and don't forget to watch the video that goes along with this! I hope to see you next time for another post!

Jamie x