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Wednesday, 26 October 2016

The Yorkshire Soap Company, Leeds

On a recent shopping trip to Leeds I discovered the Yorkshire Soap Company shop for the very first time, although it's in Leeds city centre this was my first time noticing it. As a bath and body product hoarder I always love finding new shops full of lovely smelly things to buy so I couldn't wait to have a look inside.

Yorkshire Soap Company Leeds

The inside of the Yorkshire Soap Company store is absolutely stunning! Hardwood floors, marble counters and cake stands full of bath and body products that look almost good enough to eat.

Yorkshire Soap Company Leeds

Both me and Ellie were in heaven looking around and smelling literally everything in the shop. The sales assistants were all lovely, they were happy for us to look around and touch and had lots of advice on all their products.

After much deliberation I finally chose a Rhubarb and Custard bath truffle as it smelt exactly like the sweets. Ellie chose a Cherry Kisses bath truffle which smells equally as amazing.

Our bath truffles were packaged gorgeously and made them look even more edible.

Yorkshire Soap Company Leeds

The bath truffles dissolve really quickly in the bath. They leave wonderfully scented water and the scent stays on the skin for a long time afterwards. The truffles are full of cocoa butter and almond all so leave the skin feeling moisturised and soft. They dissolve fully in the water so don't leave any gritty residue in the bottom whilst you're relaxing in the bath. I would recommend cleaning the bath afterwards as they are so moisturising it does leave the bath quite slippery.

Yorkshire Soap Company Leeds

Have you visited Yorkshire Soap Company before? Which products would you recommend trying next?


Monday, 17 October 2016

Scotty T in Snow White pantomime, White Rose Theatre

*AD - PR EVENT* This Christmas in Leeds pantomimes have definitely got a whole lot more exciting! Scotty T, from Geordie Shore and Celebrity Big Brother, is the Prince in Snow White at the White Rose Theatre.

This week I was lucky enough to be with Scotty T and a judging panel at the recall auditions for Snow White. We were at Revolucion de Cuba in Leeds city centre, a gorgeous Cuban-inspired bar.

We saw all the potential Snows sing two songs and act a scene from the pantomime. After much deliberation 17-year-old Lucy Dures from Barnsley was crowned Snow White.


The pantomime also stars Louis Emerick as the Royal Tax Collector, Tupele Dorgu as the Wicked Queen, Jimmy Cricket as the Court Jester and Rainbow favourites Zippy and George.

White Rose Theatre promise the pantomime will be a spectacle of pure enchantment unlike any seen before in West Yorkshire. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will play out in a purpose-built big-top tent in the grounds of the former Tetley Brewery. Guests will be welcomed by a host of fairytale characters, and can enjoy food, refreshments and pre-show entertainment.

Of course me and Ellie both had to have our photos taken with Scotty T whilst we were there. He is just as funny in real life and was lovely too.



The scene I saw the Snows perform was really good, so I can't wait to go see the pantomime in full.

For tickets, head to call the Box Office on 0113 8707769 or Jumbo Records in St Johns Centre, Leeds.


Monday, 10 October 2016

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel

*AD - GIFTED* For the past few weeks I've been reviewing a moisturiser from Neutrogena's new Hydro Boost range that is available exclusively in Boots.

The Hydro Boost range redefines moisturisation by working with your skins natural moisture transport system to actively replenish, restore and deliver hydration when skin needs it most. 
The breakthrough range is designed to leave skin so renewed and hydrated, it bounces back, no matter what you throw at it throughout the day. 

The Hydro Boost range includes two moisturisers, a cleanser, micellar water and cleansing wipes.

I've been testing out the Hydro Boost Water Gel moisturiser which Neutrogena claim is suitable for sensitive skin, refreshingly lightweight and instantly absorbing and intensely hydrating.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel moisturiser

Firstly the packaging of the Hydro Boost Water Gel is gorgeous! It is in a metallic bright blue and silver box that looks great on my dressing table (but is a nightmare to try and photograph) and the jar is the same gorgeous shade of blue.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel moisturiser

The moisturiser smells lovely, a really clean and fresh scent, but it isn't too overpowering once applied.

The consistency is exactly how you would imagine Water Gel to be, a watery gel. It does look very strange compared to my usual moisturisers! Although it has a watery consistency it doesn't run off your finger and it glides across the skin. A little of the Water Gel goes a really long way so the 50ml jar will last a long time. 

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel moisturiser

Once on the skin it feels incredibly lightweight and the unique consistency of it makes it perfect for combination skin as dry patches are soothed and moisturised without being too heavy on oily areas. The moisturiser soaks in really quickly, I apply it on a morning after cleansing and by the time I'm dressed it has fully absorbed and I can put my make-up on.

After a few weeks of using it morning and night I can honestly say my skin is feeling amazing, really moisturised and soft and it hasn't caused me to break out.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel is available, with the rest of the Hydro Boost range, from Boots and is £12.99 for a 50ml jar.


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