Sunday, 11 August 2013

July Favourites

Hello Everyone!
Claire's still sorting her house stuff out at the moment so it's just a monthly favourites from myself again this month.

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Top - Left - Aldi Lacura Aqua Complete Multi Intensive Serum.  Right - Tresemme Liquid Gold Restorative Complex.
Bottom - Left - Mac Blush in Melba. Right - Maybellie Eye Studio Mono in Silken Taupe.

Tresemme Liquid Gold Restorative Complex
Another month... another hair oil... 

I always use a hair oil when drying my hair and this has been the one I've been reaching for this month. I got this on a 3 for £10 offer at Asda so it's great value for money. Works just as good as the more expensive oils I've tried. I really rely on these products to keep the split ends at bay.

Lacura at Aldi Aqua Complete Multi Intensive Serum
I originally tried my mam's hyaluronic acid serum which she got from Aldi which is absolutely amazing. It has really improved her skin. It showed visible results in 1 month which I was really impressed with! Unfortunately I was unable to get some of this for myself but picked this serum up instead as it also contained hyaluronic acid. This serum is only £3.99 and boasts an incredible ingredients list. It contains hyaluronic acid and amino acid complex, glacier water and aloe vera. I've found it's great to use under my anti-shine moisturisers and really quenches the skin. My skin looks smoother and I've noticed its really evened out my skin tone. For the price you really can't go wrong.

Mac Blush in Melba
I've had this for a while, hence the really scruffy packaging! I've brought this back out to use as the weather has really heated up recently up north. It's really pigmented so I need to use a light hand with it. As I'm really pale it gives a lovely peach flush to the cheeks and I find it really warms my face up without having to use a bronzer. 

Maybelline Eye Studio Mono in 610 Silken Taupe
I remember buying this a few years ago to satisfy my craving to buy Mac Satin Taupe when my local Mac store didn't have this in stock. I've been wearing this most days for work. It's not the most pigmented eye shadow in the world but it just looks really pretty.

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Top Left - Mocha Crumble Starbucks and Krispy Kreme Lemon Drizzle Cake Donut. Right - Redhouse Pie.
Bottom - The Brandling, Gosforth. Reuben Burger.
Starbucks and Krispy Kreme in the garden
I bought a Groupon voucher for Starbucks so I've been enjoying using that lately. I usually get a frappacino coffee light but I decided to have a go at their new mocha cookie crumble frap. The Metro Centre Drive thru Starbucks is right next to Krispy Kreme so I decided to pick up a donut as well.

Redhouse, Newcastle Quayside
Steven and I tried the Redhouse pie eatery on the Quayside this month and it was awesome. We opted to go on a Wednesday where it is 2 for £10. 

The Brandling, Gosforth
The Brandling have a massive burger menu at the moment with loads of Man Vs Food style combinations. This one is the Reuben burger. I'd recommend this place to everyone who wants a big meal or to defeat a hangover.

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Room with a View Sharing Starter - Garlic Prawns (in the pot), Sweet potato mini soups with clams, Smoked Haddock fish cakes, Potted Crab and Prawn and Cream Cheese Pate.
Room with a View, Aberdour
This is the restaurant we visited on our recent trip to Scotland. My Dad and I shared this sharing starter and it came beautifully presented in a picnic basket. Every thing was amazing! We were exited to hear that the chef who works there is also a fellow Geordie! I can't wait to go back to this restaurant.

Other Stuff
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Claire - Ready for battle
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Left - Looking like a Christmas reindeer with my stag shirt
Right - Getting ready for battle
This month we were kindly invited along to our own Stag do by Eclipse Leisure who specialise in organising Stag do's and activities. They wanted to see if Stag activities would be enjoyed by girls on hen nights so we were invited, along with some other bloggers including our friend Carla of Messy Carla, to test the water. 

We went paint balling and quad biking. After a few teething problems at first with the paint balling (we were originally put in a huge group with a bunch of IDIOTS who ended up getting chucked out of the venue) we started to have fun. Claire's competitive side reared it's head and she got really into it!

I liked the quad biking the best but Claire liked the paint balling. 

We decided that these activities would be good for hen nights but only in a small group of girls. We started to have the most fun when we had a few games of paint balling in our own group. 

Massive thanks to Eclipse Leisure for inviting us along. We probably wouldn't have ever considered doing these activities if it wasn't for them!

Next Month I'm looking forward to...

  • Going Camping - Steven and I are going camping instead of Leeds Festival this year (boo hoo). We're going to be camping in Keld which is near Darlington so it's not too far to travel. We're going with a big group of friends so it should be fun!
Hope you're all well, 

Bryden x

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