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BrewDog Birmingham: LoneWolf Distillery Tour

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While in Birmingham a few weeks ago, it popped up on my Instagram that Brewdog's own Spirit brand; LoneWolf, was hosting a "distillery tour" in their Birmingham Bar! It was the best idea to round off our couple of days away. 
The event was hosted by the Head of Distillation at Brewdog Distilling Co., Steven and the LoneWolf team. It was a fantastic atmosphere and it was great to go to an event where it wasn't overcrowded with so many people you didn't have time to chat to the hosts. I knew a little about LoneWolf as I already have bottles of their Gin and Vodka at home and as Nick is an avid Brewdog fan, we visit the Leicester bar quite a lot. But it was so interesting to learn how LoneWolf came about and to learn how some of my favourite spirits are actually made. 


When we arrived into Brewdog we were greeted with a (very much welcoming) LoneWolf G&T to kick start proceedings and it was great to have a chat with other fanatics before getting started. 
Steve…

REVIEW: Benefit Cheekleader - Bronze Squad

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One of my HUGE loves throughout early Spring has been the new Bronze Squad Cheekleader by the amazing team at Benefit! I picked this up from the gorgeous Benebabes in Debenhams in Leicester a few weeks ago and I've been using it pretty much every single day when I've not been at work.

I am a lover of the original Hoola but have generally never used anything else from Benefit apart from this, Benetint and the classic Erase Paste so I was super excited to try the Cheekleader. The palette has the perfect product for everyone, no matter what skin colour or tone you are and it's a great product if you're just getting into make up for you to play with, equally it's perfect if you travel and don't want to take a bronzer, highlighter and blush separately. It also comes with the popular square Benefit make up brush too so it's great to just chuck in your bag to top up throughout the day if needed.

I'm not a blush user personally and I normally stick to just bron…

REVIEW: Zoella Brunch Date

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Yes.. I caved! And I will happily hold my hands up and say how excited I was to see that Zoe had brought out a brand new make up range with Colour pop! And I know I'm super late in getting this post up, but I've been taking the time to really test the palette and try out new looks with it before I post my thoughts. 
As much as I love the Zoella skincare ranges, I was so excited to see Zoe bring out Make up as I'm definitely more into my make up rather than skincare - especially when it's a collab with Colourpop! I actually brought the Brunch Date palette the moment it launched and I especially like how prepared both sides were to ensure that nothing sold out straight away which is what I expected. 
For £18, the palette is a firm favourite on my dressing table already as the shadows themselves are wonderfully pigmented. I particularly go for neutral and warm tones in any make up products I use for the most part so this was perfect for me - even the blue is so useable j…

Sale Purchase Favourites

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Mainly for the fact I have a million birthday's in January, I LOVE a good sale! And this year I seem to have got some amazing bargains -more so than I think every before. This year there seemed to be a lot of stuff left in the sale for longer and new stuff later on too. Maybe it's because last year I was living in hell working 20387948 hours a week but this year I've really enjoyed shopping a bit more. 
I need to chuck a disclaimer out there that you can clearly see I have 2 current obsessions: 1) Black skirts, particularly leather! and 2) Dianne Buswell. I picked up a lot of sale bargains so these are just a few of my favourites.
But first for the skirts...  I picked up the first skirt from Peacocks for just £3. It's a cute little button up skirt which is perfect for work. I also picked up 2 new leather skirts. A PVC Style skirt for just £7.50 from Debenhams which I LOVE (as it makes me feel like I'm in the dominatrix) along with a simple plain "leather"…

Get The Glow: With Revolution

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Anyone who knows me knows I am aaaaaaall about that matte finish.. all about the matte, 'bout the matte! Matte everything - and I aways have been! I've never event attempted a dewy look as it's not a look I thought I liked on myself.. HOWEVER.. lately, I've been persuaded by "the glow" after admiring my girl, Meg's, make up at work as well as trying to change up my make up since my skin has dried a little in the cold weather. I've recently been using a dewy finish primer under my foundation to start off with, little steps and all that. But I've been looking at purchasing the Revolution "Glow Revolution Prime Set And Glow" sprays for a while and to beat the January blues, I decided to treat myself. 
The sprays are incredible - they're so easy to use, light way and not too over the top which was my biggest worry. They have a lovely "shimmer" to them which close up does look a little like glitter, but in a casual glance, the …

Favourite Places to Eat and Drink in Leicester

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I can't believe we've been in Leicester a year next month - it's absolutely flown by! But sorting out and organising the photos on my phone a couple of weeks ago made me realise that we've been to some fab places in town since we moved so I thought I'd share a few of my favourites - this time of year is a bit naff isn't it really? So hopefully these give you some inspiration for a date day or a date night, whether it's for cocktails or coffees, pizzas or burgers.. here's where we've loved visiting in the last year...

1) One of my FAVOURITE places since moving to Leicester and it's literally a couple of hundred yards from where we live in Wigston; The Tap and Barrell. A fab little Gin and Ale bar on Wigston High Street - selling a huge variety of ales and ciders, and certainly enough Gin to keep me going, there's something for everyone. Rob and Lou, the owners, are some of the nicest people you could ever meet and they absolutely make the Tap…

2018 Beauty Favourites

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So the end of 2018 will obviously bring a number of "2018 favourite" posts and I'm starting off with the standard beauty/fashion favourite kinda post. 2018 was a great year for me in terms of trying new products, the launch of new products and really upping my make up game - as well as treating myself to plenty of new goodies that I'd never used before. 
Especially now being back in the make up game, and working alongside my gorgeous girl who is younger and more hip and up to date than me, she teaches me daily about new products, the products I need to try and also who half these big and famous Instagrammers are so I took some of her recommendations over the last 6 months.. 

1) Leopard Print Coat (Debenhams) My "dress up" coat for Winter 2018 for when I was going to somewhere a little smarter and dressier or for a more special occasion. It's definitely a coat that I'll be wearing for the next few years.  PS - It's now in the sale in stores! (sol…