Benefit Cosmetics Hoola van

On Sunday me and my family headed to Scarborough for a day trip! A rarity in itself, as my brother never usually joins us, so it was nice to have my best bud there too! 

More of Benefit Cosmetics, who are currently touring the country with an ice cream van decked out with their Hoola to promote the new Hoola Contour stick! Plus others in the bronzing wonders collection. Scarborough was the closest stop on the tour i could get to, and you know from reading this blog i LOVE the Benefit pop up events, so i planned to get my bum to Scarbs! 
By the way i'm not endorsed by Benefit Cosmetics, i just genuinely LOVE that brand! 

The Benefit Hoola van looked amazing! They were giving out samples of Hoola contour and sticks of rock, THE seaside must grab! Sadly not products were being sold, which is sad, as i haven't picked up the new treats as i thoight they'd be on sale in the van! However, in order to get the samples we had to post on insta with a snap, and ours was a great family photo! Taken by @jordanoflondon 📸

We are looking fabulous on our staycation! 
Staycation meaning staying here can be just as fab as jetting away, with the help of Hoola bronzing pals! 

I am looking forward to using my contour stick tomorrow as i usually use my Hoola powder (no ord of a lie!) to contour my cheeks! Such a great pop up yet again from Benefit! :) 



North Star Coffee shop brunch

Leeds Dock is not a place i've ever been, and WHY, as i loved my Saturday walk along the canal to visit North Star Coffee, to enjoy a blogger brunch! Excited was an unstatement as soon as i read coffeeeeeee! 
When i arrived i was asked which coffee i'd like, and i went for a filter named Burundi, which was a fruity one mixed with notes of cherry as ita moxed with these when picked. I know check me out... 
Ok, so there's a card which comes with the filted to let drinkers know the origins and flavours. I'm good, but not quite THAT good! 
There were delecious pota of yoghurt and granola to sample, which i am a HUGE fan of granola! 
Plus cheese scones, which tasted like no cheese scone i've ever tried before! 
Which must have been th same for everyone when i saw there were nearly sold out from the counter! 
In true blogger brunch style there was avocado on toast! As much if a hipster admittance this is, i LOVE avo on toast and eat it at least once a week for lunch! This one was with cracked pepper and pickles on a seeded bread. It was good! 
The food kept coming and next up was buttermilk biscuit, spinach, bacon, egg and a brown soicey chutney sauce. It was lovely to accompany my second cup of filter coffee! 
Then to finish our mouth wateringly delcious feast of brunch was brioche toast, with riccotta and black cherries on. It isn't anything i would usually choose but i actually keep thinking how i can recreate it, or if i can squeeze in popping by next week! The mix of cheese savoury with the sweetness of the bread and sweetly sournesa kf thw cherries was juat great. 
The brunch waa so lovely to catch up with some girls i know through other events, plus new faces to chat with. It was a lovely Saturday and just what i needed! Thank you SO much to North Star and Noisette bakery for the treats! 
I grabbed a bag of the Rwanda beans, so will enjoy my morning coffee kick by them this week! Yum! :) 




Kaspas Leeds

There's a new dessert place in Leeds which i was invited to check out last week! Its called Kaspa's and does waffles, ice cream, milkshakes and crepes! 
The smell when me brother and i entered was sweelty intoxicating. We're both fans of chocolate delights and so i junped at the opportunity to check Kaspa's out! 
We were shown to an American style diner booth in the back and given menus, which we poured over, decided on our treats. Once decided i headed to the til to order. 
I've got to say, it did take a good 5 mins to be served, but it was good to watch the staff making waffles in the makers as above, or emptying shakes into the glasses! 
I decided in an oreo milkshake complete with whipped cream, which was delcious and lovely an cooling with Sunday being such a hot day! 
My brother opted for a galaxy shae, and banana toffee waffle with vanilla ive cream! Look how huge it is! 
I went for the brownie waffle, which came with brownie pieces on top, chocolate sauce, accompanied by vanilla ice cream and pouring cream, which is the perfect combination! 
Here's the photo of honesty, the amazingly huge portions defeated us both! We opted to take away our treats in this handy box provided by Kaspa's! How cute is this for leftovers?! 
It was such a chocolatey heaven treat, so thank you so muh to Kaspa's and Don't Panic for the invite to check it out! 
I know review posts end in "i'll be back" but seriously, it was THAT good, i will plan to come back asap to try out other treats on the menu! 






5 of the best holiday destinations

I've been on a plane to somewhere every year if my life. I am so lucky to have being able to holiday in so many places! So i thiught i would some of my top places. Of course there are many places where it was before photos from camera phones were documented like Thassos, Santorini or Zante, but a lot of bloggers have those as faves, so here's my list! 
1. Rhodes, Greece
Full of beautiful cove beaches, bars for quiet or party drinks and the old ruins to have a walk around.
I went there in 2008, and loved the Greek island! 


2. New York, New York, USA
I went to New York in 2009, and have been dreaming of going back there ever since! With great weather in June, we were able to explore the shops, land marks and the island from the free ferry to see the Statue of Liberty! 
New York is well worth saving for and experiencing once at least! 

3. Ibiza, Balerics, Spain
Ibiza was so good. We got a cheap holiday one May in 2008 and enjoyed it so much! 
From enjoying cocktails at the sunset strip, or clubbing until 7am or walking around the shops and bara during the day, there is so much to do and enjoy whatever you're into on your holiday. Get there and experience it! I want to go again SO much! 
4. Yalikavak, Bodrum, Turkey
I love Greece more than Turkey, but since thw resession it has been cheaper to go to Turkey. So we first tried Yalikavak, which is just outside Bodrum centre, and a long beach strip, hidden behind mountains. 
Super quiet, with tranquil blue water it is the perfect beach getaway.

5. Amsterdam, Holland
So many bikes, so much culture and delcious food! 
There's so many pancake houses to try oit, wij this one i went to having gravy boats of chocolate sauce!! Yum!
It was freezing when we went there in March 2008, but we tried to visit lots of places like the Anne Frank house, the flee market and sex museum! Flights are around £40, including taxes/ bags, and 
Hoserls are £8-10 a night! Great for a weekend of getting away!

So there you are plenty of suggestions for you to go this summer! 

Primark beauty

Primark's beauty range is so good at the moment! With highlighter pallets for £4, eye pallets at the same price which rival Urban Decay ones and skincare things, they are great for stocking up! 
My favourite at the monent is their Bronze collection, with the bronzer/ highlighter pallet and the nail polish filled with metallic tones. 
I would say check out the Primark beauty buts next time you're in there as you'll be pleasantly surprised for sure!