Monday, 27 April 2015

*Farfetch Curates Food Book

I just love the smell of a brand new book. `This is Farfetch Curates Food, 'the first instalment' of a series from Farfetch for £16.00 that has turned 'that curatorial eye' to other creative fields along with Fashion.
This book shows the trending in modern food and drink around the world and has recommendations from some of Farfetch boutique owners.

I love the look of this book it's been kept simplistic. It has contents of Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner and After Dinner and at the back of the book are the recommendations from the boutique owners in France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom and the US of places to try.

This has been a really interesting read, I've learned alot actually about delectable breakfasts from different countries such as in Nordic their national breakfast is Rye bread served with cold cuts of meat, strong cheese, eggs and Jam but also the stories behind the names of some of the cocktails around the world! I have even been sharing some of this new found knowledge with colleagues from work! 

What I also like about this book is the recommendations from Farfetch such as in Italy there is 'La Baronessa' and Farfetch recommends the best seat in the house which is a corner table that overlooks a coastline! This is a great book to have on the table for people to pick up and have a quick read. Here are a few of my favourite pages.

Here is the link to Farfetch  if you would like to check them out :)


Friday, 10 April 2015

Palmer's Natural Bronze Body Lotion Gradual Tanner

The other day I was speaking to my friend about which self tanner she uses as she always has a nice glow to her. She told me she uses Palmer's Natural Bronze as it's only £5.00 which is really cheap for a self tanner  and the ones I usually go for are at least £20.00.  So from seeing it on her I thought I would give it a go and see if I can save myself some pennies!

The Palmer's Natural Bronze is a cocoa butter formula and this is for all skin tones. As stated it has cocoa butter and vitamin E in and is a moisturising lotion to keep skin beautiful and healthy.
 The directions are to apply evenly once daily or as often as necessary to achieve the desired look and then to wash hands after use.

First of I have to say I hate the smell of this! It does have that strong biscuity smell and it does linger but it also has a cocoa smell mixed in and to be honest the smell does make me feel sick but I have grown more used to it and once you get passed the smell it isn't all that bad.

I decided to test this on my legs first (not very neatly may I add as you can see in the pic lol) in case it all went wrong and I am so glad I did as I made a big mistake! I ended up applying 3 layers to my legs because I assumed the colour was kind of instant whereas I find this colour deepens as the hours pass. My legs ended up turning bright orange as seen below!!!

After seeing this I was so scared to try it again but I though I would risk it and just apply one layer to my face, neck and arms and it turned out so much better and is a nice golden glow, thank god! You do have to make sure you apply this well and even as you can't see where you have applied it. A photo of my arm is below.

I do have mixed feelings on this product and it is growing on me more but I don't think it will ever beat He - Shi tan as I love the colour it gives me plus you can see where it goes when applying and it doesn't smell. You can check my post here He-Shi Post.