Sunday, 26 May 2013

Bloggers Night Out, London.

I know I've been talking about this for ages on Twitter now, but the post is finally here and things have finally been organized! I'm hosting a #BloggersNightOut on Saturday 29th June in London. If you've followed me for a while you'll know how much I love going out clubbing and dancing, and I've had so many of you tell me you want to come with me, that I've decided to make it happen. And best of all? The entire night will be free.

With the help of my lovely friend Sophie who's the mastermind behind events company The Pink Fox, you will get complimentary entry to my new favourite club, 3 Cromwell, as well as a table for us to rest weary legs (and dump bags/coats), and unlimited free drinks - vodka, soft drinks, and there may even be champagne if ya lucky ;)

The #BloggersNightOut will start with drinks in the bar at 10pm, before we move to the club, and is for boys and girls. It will be on the same day as Scarlett London's lunchtime meetup in London (hers is from 1pm-4pm), so those of you who are travelling in from outside the city can have a full day of blogger fun, make the most of your time in the city, and you won't have to travel in on separate occasions.

If you would like to come along and join us please comment or tweet me your email, and I will send you the full details, as well as my contact number and Sophie's contact number. Sophie will be outside the club to greet you all and make sure you get in ok, and I'll be inside with the table. 

I really hope you can make it, a lot of time and effort's gone in to making this happen, and I can't wait to party with you all!! Please feel free to spread the word using the hashtag #BloggersNightOut, and bring friends and fellow bloggers, the more the merrier! If you have any questions just ask and I'll reply as soon as I can!

Plus, you'll get to see my DJ-ing skills ;)


Thursday, 23 May 2013

Brunch at The Wolseley.

At the weekend my brother and I headed to The Wolseley in Mayfair for breakfast. They're famous for their breakfasts, but you have to book quite far in advance to get a table. We got there for 11am and were seated in the middle of the huge grand restaurant. I went for the Fresh Orange Juice with Sweet French Toast, and a poached egg on the side, while my brother had the pancakes with berries. 

My French Toast was absolutely delicious; the toast soaked in maple syrup and berries, and the egg perfectly runny! I love The Wolseley's food, but it's very big, very loud, and very busy. It's also quite touristy and the tables are so close together you can hear every detail of the conversation next to you. 

Despite the flaws, I do like it, and I think it's a nice place for a special occasion just for the pure grandeur and delicious food. However the best Sweet French Toast in London still goes to The Providores in my eyes! Apologies for the lack of photos, I only had my phone and they don't really like you taking photos in there!

The Wolseley on Urbanspoon Square Meal

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Moogoo Soothing MSM Eczema Cream.

With all of my eczema issues there's only been one product that I've found to work on it and clear it up, Dr Organics Manuka Honey. Although it's fantastic, it isn't really a moisturiser as it's so thick, and I was struggling to find a natural moisturiser for my whole face that wouldn't irritate my skin. Then I found Moogoo, and their Soothing MSM Cream. To say it's been a life saver is an understatement.

It was when I was in Australia back in April, and I'd seen this Moogoo range in all of the pharmacies and beauty shops there. On my last day I eventually decided to go for it and get some to bring back, after reading some great reviews online. I went for the Soothing MSM Cream rather than the Eczema & Psoriasis Cream, as the Eczema & Psoriasis Cream is more of an ointment than a moisturiser.

How cute is this packaging!? The 75ml airless pump bottle comes in a really cute cardboard packaging that looks like a milk carton. I'd suggest this over the larger pot of it, as it's just more hygienic considering the natural ingredients.

This moisturising cream, along with the Manuka Honey Cream has been my saviour. I use Moogoo twice daily all over my face, and it moisturises well, and repairs any damage recent eczema outbursts have caused. It smells milky, which I quite like as it smells natural, yet is suitable for those who are allergic to milk (EDIT: please note not all Moogoo products are suitable for those with milk allergies, only select ones). It's a very light cream that soaks in really quickly leaving the skin lovely and soft. 

For eczema you can re-apply as much as needed. I use the Manuka Honey for when it gets really bad and needs an intense thick moisturiser, but for every day and when the skin is just a bit dry, the Moogoo is perfect and clears it up within a couple of days no problem!

The Moogoo Soothing MSM Cream is completely natural, paraffin free, and paraben free, and they don't test on animals. It's made in Australia, but you can buy it in the UK via Amazon, and from the US also via Amazon.

Ingredients; Water (Purified), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Squalene (Olive), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethyl Sulfone (MSM or Organic Sulfur), Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera), Allantoin, Piroctone Olamine, Polysorbate 60 (Food Grade Emulsifier), Honey, Apple Cider Vinegar, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract.

Although this list looks scary, if you head to the product page on their website it breaks the ingredients down and tells you what it all is in 'normal' terms!

I can't recommend Moogoo highly enough, and I also find it really great for break-outs and pimples, it's helped clear mine up a lot and I always notice if I stop using the cream as they come back with a vengeance. Also I'm going to do a page on my blog soon with a big list/guide to products to use if you have Eczema, I've found so many great ones so I can't wait to share them all with my fellow sufferers!  

If you're in Australia you can buy the Moogoo range in pharmacies, natural beauty/health shops, and online. If you're in the UK, you can buy it on Amazon, and if you're in the US you can also buy it on Amazon!


Sunday, 19 May 2013

The Pink Fox Night Out.

A friend of mine has an amazing events company called The Pink Fox, so last night a few friends and I went to see Great Gatsby at the cinema, and then went along to 3 Cromwell for dancing with Sophie and her fellow fox's. The Great Gatsby was a really great film, the girls and I spent the whole time drooling over Leonardo DiCaprio (that man sure does improve with age!), however I do prefer the book and can definitely see why it had mixed reviews. Also, I always forget how depressing it is at the end!?

So after seeing the film and getting a bit depressed, we were glad for 3 Cromwell and The Pink Fox's unlimited supply of drinks and dancing there! We had such a fun time, you might remember how we went to the launch party a couple of months ago, but we had a much better time this time with the club open properly and a big group of people there. I started off the night by hitting the DJ decks and playing some tunes to get everyone going...

Woops! I may have pressed the wrong button there... :/ 

Pink Fox and 3 Crom, I LOVE YOU.

If you ever fancy a night out in London with free entry to a club and free drinks all night, get in touch with The Pink Fox and they'll sort you out! I'm also gonna do a bloggers night out soon with them, so keep an eye out for the post on that!

How was your weekend? Do anything exciting or was it a nice relaxing one?


Thursday, 16 May 2013

Black Cat Cabaret - Cafe de Paris.

I had kindly been invited to go and see the Black Cat Cabaret at Cafe de Paris, so last Friday Alex, Claire and I went along to see the show, have a catch-up, and just let-go after a busy week! It was great fun, Cafe de Paris is one of the oldest nightclubs in London, with the likes of Frank Sinatra going there back in the day. My Nanny and Great-Grandparents even went there, so it was pretty amazing going to a club that they also went to. 

The show included singers, dancers, a comedian, mime artist, gymnast, burlesque dancer, hula-hoopist and aerialist. The hula-hoopist and aerialist were our favourites, they were just amazing! 

After the show they had an after party in the club, which has beds in it. Naturally we had to take photos.

We had a really great night, it was something a bit different to the usual night out clubbing, and Alex and Claire loved it! What I will say is get there early, the seats go quickly and you might end up standing for 2 hours if you don't grab one! Also the drinks are super expensive. Apart from that it was a fantastic evening and really entertaining, plus the tickets are only £15 from their website, and that includes entry to the club after - bargain! Let me know if you end up going!


Monday, 13 May 2013

A Family Day by the Seaside.

Yesterday I headed down to the coast for some quality family time at the seaside, as my brother was playing in a concert at Eastbourne Bandstand with the South-West Surrey Concert Band. We picked up my Nanny on the way down, (who, by the way, is fast becoming my blog's biggest fan), and headed over to Beachy Head before going on to Eastbourne. Thankfully it didn't rain until after the concert this year (every year it rains), so we grabbed fish and chips, ate it on the beach with plastic forks, before treating ourselves to an ice-cream.

While Chris got ready for his performance Nanny and I went through the photos we'd been taking and she told me I had to put this one up and say 'That's me and my artistic Nanny' (she is actually very artistic - amazing at drawing, painting and knitting!). So, here it is!

Dylan loves the beach and swimming in the sea, but sadly at Eastbourne dogs aren't allowed on the beach :( so he looked a bit glum sitting on the path watching everyone else on the beach.

We were all a bit naughty and gave Dylan far too many treats. He had a chip, some fish, and a bit of ice-cream that fell on the floor. Then Nanny decided to let him drink some tea from her cup - she's so irresponsible! Thankfully he survived the ordeal.

But seriously, how can you say no to this face?!

I was a very proud sister watching him play the drums. He's been playing since he was 6 years old and is doing his Grade 8 this year in drums and percussion. He's one of those kids who's got this insane talent that just amazes everyone he plays for, at 6 years old we were told he had natural rhythm, yet it still leaves me dumbstruck when he recognizes and names a song just from the first couple of beats. I'm always most impressed when he plays the Timpani's, they always look so difficult with the different notes being on different areas of the drum, and all the pedals etc. 

I love family days out like this, it's nice just to relax and make the most of being together!


Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Fast and Furious 6 Premiere.

Last night I was lucky enough to go to the Fast and Furious 6 World Premiere in London. It was a bit of a last minute thing, and I didn't know until a couple of hours before when a friend asked if I wanted a spare ticket. Obviously I said yes, however I was at work, had no change of clothes, a ladder in my tights, and flat shoes! Thankfully I wore a dress to work that morning, but cue a mad dash to Boots to grab tights, and then running to Green Park to pick up some heels from the amazing Yull Shoes! I'm very lucky to have a friend who's a shoe designer!

With my Cornbury heels I was ready to hit the premiere! They had heaps of really cool cars outside in the park area of Leicester Square, so we had a drool at those before heading to the entrance of the 'Blue' carpet. Sadly I didn't have my camera, only my phone, so the photos aren't great quality.

I wear: Primark dress, Zara Office City Bag, Yull Cornbury Shoes

 Just a liiiiiittle bit excited! M looks super scared.

Our seats right at the back - best seats, we could see everything going on, and as we discussed, we didn't have to worry about anyone behind us murdering us while we watched the film.

 The cast making their speeches - I have a video of Vin Diesel's speech which I'll upload soon!

The film was ah-mazing! I'm a huge Fast and Furious fan, I'm a massive car geek and have a rather large list of dream cars, both old classics and new ones. You have to go see it when it's out in cinemas in a couple of weeks. And I can not wait for Fast and Furious 7!

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