Weekly Round Up: #9

I know I say this every week but these week has indeed flown by! Where did the time go?! At least we are one step closer to moving house so that’s a real positive – I am not, however, looking forward to what seems like the mammoth task of packing…. especially with all the stuff my partner has in the loft….


This week marks the lifting of my self-imposed beauty spending ban in July and I could not wait to go out and splurge! I picked up a few new bits in Superdrug – check out my Drugstore Mini Haul here

I had also been lusting over MAC lipsticks in the month of July so just had to try a couple once August was here. It was a real struggle to decide on which two I wanted to try as MAC has such an extensive and beautiful range of lipsticks! I did however plump for the truly gorgeous nudey mauve matte shade Mehr and the stunning bright coral Vegas Volt which has a glossy amplified creme finish. For my full review click here

Whilst doing our food shop I also stumbled across the Neals Yard Remedies section in Waitrose (we don’t usually shop in Waitrose but I like to mix things up when it comes to the somewhat boring task of the grocery shop!). I managed to pick up this rehydrating rose toner which has been a real joy to use! Does exactly what it suggests, refreshes the skin whilst leaving it radiant and hydrated. Great stuff! 


Wonderful Friends

  A very talent friend and colleague made me this crocheted Rhino who we have welcoming into our family and named Rhoddy! He will be a great addition to our new home (when we move!). He is a truly beautiful doorstop! Love him! 

 On Saturday we went over to some friends for lunch and Andy made these delicious bread rolls! They were so tasty and made for a very yummy lunch! Great company and great food – nothing better than that on a Saturday afternoon! 

Food: Giraffe

 After a long and tiring week at work we just couldn’t face cooking for dinner so decided to go out to eat. We went to Giraffe because we had enjoyed eating there before and had a 20% off voucher.

As it was the start of the weekend I decided to treat myself to a Mojito cocktail which was rather strong but very refreshing!

For starter we shared the nirvana nachos – nachos covered in a vegetarian chilli, sour cream, guacamole, jalapeños and topped with melted cheese. Delicious!

For main I choose the falafel burger topped with avocado, grilled halloumi and pepper with sides of sweet potato fries and light slaw. I am not vegetarian but I do tend to pick vegetarian dishes when I eat out as I find them more appealing. This dish did not let me down – very satisfying.

I finished off the meal with a gooey warm chocolate brownie and vanilla icecream. I am quite picky with my brownies – they have to be the right consistency, not too cake/sponge like but not under-baked and this one really hit the mark. Beautifully delicious brownie. Scrumptious!

I hope you have enjoyed my weekly round-up. Let me know what you think. I love reading and replying to comments.


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11 responses to “Weekly Round Up: #9

  1. Loved reading this! I’m clueless when it comes to makeup so love the reviews/ tips! I’ve got a makeover booked at Mac soon so we’ll check out this lipstick! Thank you for starring Rhoddy on your blog! So glad you like him xxx

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