Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Ask Italian Review

I love eating out and decided I wanted to start reviewing restaurants more because I do eat out quite often and love food so much and wanted to share my experience with you all.

I am a little fussy when it comes to chain restaurants as they can start off being one of the best to then always changing their menu and then going downhill hence why a lot are suddenly closing down. It has never been the case for Ask Italian.  I have always been a fan from the style of their restaurant, the food and the variety of drinks - I have never been disappointed and certainly was not let down by my previous visit.

We were welcomed with a small shot of lemonade which I've never had at a restaurant before and was eager to buy this right away and got the raspberry lemonade which was sweet and delicious.

For starters, I saw the chance to obtain as much cheese as I can with the Cheese Fonduta - a rich cheese fondue, crowned with a garlic and herb crumb, served with warm dough sticks. YUM. I am obsessed with cheese, but only melted or cheese flavoured things, but would never eat a block of cheese. The starter was orgasmic, to say the least, I couldn't fault it.

I always try and never order anything that I can easily make or had a lot of times and go for something different. For mains, I got the crispy pancetta and asparagus in a velvety sauce made with mascarpone, pecorino and riserva cheeses and of course, I said yes to a lot of parmesan. I honestly would've eaten this again straight after I had it. I would give this 9/10 I feel if it had chicken, it would've been perfect though I loved how creamy it was.

Due to still having a lot of Easter eggs back at home, I decided to not get a dessert, but I left pleasantly full and happy from the service throughout.

What is your favourite restaurant to eat out?


Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Where To Eat In Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a hidden gem. From the gorgeous scenery with the canals and buildings to the Red Light District full of exotic shops and women in the windows waiting for a good time, I guess. The last thing that I thought would be the best part is the food, and it is remarkable.

Our hotel was three miles from the city centre, and we impressively managed to walk there and back for two days though it was worth seeing everything in and around Amsterdam. My Steps app was probably shook by how many steps I was doing that weekend, and I don't blame them. Amsterdam is one of the most stunning places I have ever been to, it has a Manhattan vibe to it and what I love most about travelling is the non-touristy parts because it's so authentic and real.

I wanted to discuss the food that I had in Amsterdam and let you know where and what there is. Sit back and enjoy and I hope you're not too hungry because you will be after seeing my pictures.

Albert Cyup market

We chose to go here on our last day, and I was a little upset because I didn't know how bloody fabulous this place is. This market is nearly a half a mile long or probably more as it felt we were walking for ages.

I have found my new fave which is a Stroopwaffle, this is a thin waffle and inside is glazed with caramel and is best served warm. There is so much variety from Kibbeling to Poffertjes, which are those cute mini pancakes and I sure did get them covered in Nutella. It is super cheap too, between Harry and I, we had $20, and by the end, we were full and still had money left over.

NOTE: If you're eager to try a Stroopwaffle, they sell them at Lidl's.

Grizzly Bear

I honestly thought this was the best burger I have ever had, well it's in my top five to say the least. The burger was full of flavour and moist. Harry said it was okay, but I honestly fell in love with this burger.

We also got a hotdog and bitterballen though I wasn't too keen on them. This is based near the Red Light District.

The Pancake Bakery

I've heard so many great reviews about this place and was eager to try this. The Pancake Bakery had a huge queue outside, so from there I knew it would be the place to be.

Harry ordered a pancake which had bacon and onions, and this was more like an omelette than a pancake. I, however, made a fantastic choice. I ordered the 'Dutch' pancake, and it was expensive but worth it. The pancake had mini stroopwaffles with chocolate flakes, ice cream and whipped cream. Delicious.

Vlaamse Frites

OMG. That is how I can explain how good these chips are. If anyone knows me, they would know that chips are my favourite food in the world. These are probably the best chips that I have ever had, and Amsterdam has so many of these around the city.

They're popular with mayonnaise and satay sauce, which may sound strange, but trust me, it's not as weird as it's delightful and so god damn tasty. I want to fly back so I can eat them again.

Where is you favourite place to eat in Amsterdam?


Thursday, 2 May 2019

Three Daisies on the Shirt...

It's nearly summer, and it got me thinking about how bloody great last summer was. From BBQs to England almost winning the world cup to also having Love Island on every night, it was lit AF. I hope it's going to be just as good this year.

Sorry that I haven't been posting for a while, I have started my new job and went to Amsterdam not long ago, so I can't wait to post about that. It's nice to have some time away from blogging and I have been bingeing The Sopranos, and I am loving it.

Summer clothes are always hard especially as I am white as a ghost but this cute t-shirt is perfect from denim shorts to a midi skirt. I cannot wait to wear this more. 

What have you guys been watching at the moment?



Monday, 22 April 2019

My 'To Watch' List For 2019 | AD

One thing 2019 has done well already is the number of fantastic TV shows there is this year. I cannot wait to start binging my favourite shows now that I have settled in our home. I love the full effect when watching a TV show from having the snacks and to the people that are with you, but for me, I find having that visual experience is essentialThe Panasonic wireless home cinema system can make all the difference by transforming your room into a space that will deliver an experience. By watching your favourite TV show and seeing the special effects and experiencing the excitement that comes with it feels like you’re actually a part of it, you, your family, and friends will be amazed.

I have always loved watching a good show from comedy to drama, so I decided to make my 'to watch' list for 2019 as I am so psyched for these shows and I am interested if anyone else will be watching these too.

Big Little Lies

This show has been something that I have always heard about and finally had the chance to watch the first season, and my goodness, I was hooked from episode one. Not only has it won an Emmy and has such fantastic actress' on the show, but this also took me by surprise right away. I seemed to have watched this at the right time as a second season will be starting in June. It starts off leading us think to what has happened at a party and shows the about struggles with family, friends and the past. 


Netflix truly knows what the audience wants and we have been given ten whole episodes by the fabulous Chris Lilley. I grew up watching all of his shows from Summer Heights High to Ja'mie Private School Girl, and always loved every work he has done. I admit I watched this in two days, but I am planning to watch this again, for sure.

Orange is The New Black

I am so heartbroken that this will be the finale in June. I wasn't all that keen on the last season mainly for the reason that there were too many new characters to adjust with and we were missing half the other characters. I hope they up their game for the finale. I am going to miss this show as I have loved it from day one and STILL not happy that they killed off Poussey.

Inside no. 9

From the makers of League of Gentleman, this show definitely gets better and better each series. There is always a new plot every episode and I get the Black Mirror vibe from this show too. Each episode always has the number 9 involved hence the number in the title. I love that there is a shock or twist within the episode and it is always unexpected.

Keeping Up With The Kardashians

I have watched this show for so long and have stopped watching the likes of Made in Chelsea and TOWIE, yet I am never bored with the Kardashians.  There is always something happening, and I am pretty stoked for what this season will be bringing us...

Have you seen any of these shows these too?

*This is a paid post


Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Get Ready With Me | Morning Edition (Gifted)

When I have to go to work, my morning routine is pretty much me rushing around after I have pressed the snooze button for the third time. Harry and I moved house last year, and now the commute to work is a lot longer. It used to be 5 minutes but now it is half an hour which is a huge difference, and means I don't get any more lie-ins.

I get to work for 8 am and try to wake up for 6:30 am, once I am up I make sure to do my skincare routine as I have gotten so lazy at this and had stopped for a while. I use the Simple Refreshing Wash Gel which works wonders for my skin and also wakes me up as I use cold water on my face to wash it off then hot water on a towel to dab on my face. After that, I use Clean and Clear blackhead cleanser and Simple Kind to Skin Soothing Facial Toner.

The most important thing to do in the morning is brushing your teeth though I never feel thoroughly clean and complete until I use mouthwash. I am currently using The Breath Co. Oral Rinse, the formal in the mouthwash uses the natural germ-fighting power of oxygen to attack the source of bad breath odour and gum irritation.

Now you’re probably thinking ‘she has bad breath? Ewww’ but I think it’s important to look after every single part of yourself plus it will leave you with a minty fresh breath at the end of it.  Usually, I don't like using mouthwash, as it can tend to burn but this is far from it, this leaves you feeling fresh for 24 hours. You can find these at Boots and Superdrug stores and online too.

I spend most of the morning putting makeup on I tend to not put loads on yet that never happens... I end up looking like someone of RuPaul's Drag Race.

Finally, once I am out of my pyjamas and into my clothes, every morning I have been using Grether's Pastilles Redcurrants, and it's sugar-free too. I am always looking for something to have throughout the day especially in the morning as I said before driving takes around 40 minutes now and I eat breakfast at work so this helps me before I get this.

They're beneficial soothing sore throats and voice strains – as someone who can get sore throats regularly and sings a lot in the car from the commuting, this is a must have for me. These are a firm favourite with A-lister including Ariana Grande and Katy Perry, each soothing saviour is formulated to ease sore throats and hoarseness, prevent dry mouth and come in both original and sugar-free versions making them suitable for consumption by diabetics.

Beautifully wrapped in a highly coverable and portable gold tin, I am currently trying the redcurrants though they have three other deliciously intense fruity flavours including blackcurrant, delicate elderflower and super fruit blueberry. I feel ready for my day and also love having Grether's Pastilles whilst I am work. 

Do you have a simple morning routine or is yours rushed like mine?


Monday, 1 April 2019

Adding A Few Touches To My Bathroom (Gifted)

It’s nearly been a year since I have moved house and we’re still no way finished with the decorating, but I am totally happy with that as you can sometimes rush the process and end up wanting to change it again. We’re lucky to say that our first bought house is everything and even more than what we wanted.

When we bought the house, the first thing that I was excited about was buying everything and decorating each room, and this meant Pinterest would be my best friend. Each room has there own style, and once I started to plan, I realised that the bathroom would be the hardest to decorate as ours is small meaning we can't add too much to it.

I received some products from Tesa to help make my bathroom not feel so empty, and I am beyond excited to put these up. I mainly use the bathroom as I am obsessed with baths and we have an en-suite too. You realise you need the little things to make your bathroom have some 'life'.

Tesa bathroom hardware sets require no drilling whatsoever, and for me, this is a game changer. Forget the extra miles for screws and nails, and keep your tiles in one piece. Tesa saves you from extensive bathroom remodelling costs and guarantees a reliable hold and an easy mounting and removal experience.

I got the self-adhesive Tesa Smooz soap holder as said before, this doesn't require drilling and can be easily removed and remounted. The soap holder is a reliable hold, waterproof and fits perfectly.

As I love baths, my current bathroom has no towel rack/holder, so I was super excited to put this up. I have the Loxx Swivel towel bar, chromed metal, self-adhesive and again it is simple to put on my tiled wall, and it can also work on the following: metal, natural stone, marble, concrete, wood, glass and many types of plastic. The product has two flexible arms that provide plenty of space for two or more towels of various sizes to dry. With its vivacious design, the round double bar is an attractive addition to any bathroom.

I have never experienced and not even known anything like this can be done as easy at this. The box on the back tells you what you need to do in pictures and you get all the equipment you need inside. The holder is mounted with a powerful adhesive solution that requires 12 hours to harden, and once the 12 hours is up you screw in the rest, and voila, it's complete. 

My bathroom is nearly finished and looks and feels so much more homely with these added products, and now it's time to have a bath and make my hands smell fruity.

*This product was gifted by Tesa 


Sunday, 31 March 2019

White Glo Deep Stain Remover | Review (Gifted)

For some time now I have been insecure with the staining on my teeth. I have always wanted to get them professionally whitened, and when the chance came for me to try White Glo Charcoal Deep Stain Remover toothpaste, I was so excited and could not wait for some shiny pearls in my life. 

Charcoal has become a huge trend in the beauty industry from face masks, soap and now even toothpaste. White Glo has created an activated charcoal whitening toothpaste which helps to detoxify your mouth and removes the deep stains and discolouration. What I find incredible about this product is that it also fights bad breathe (me after a night of devouring garlic bread the night before) and whitens teeth enamel.

The box comes with the tube of toothpaste and a black and orange Flosser Tips toothbrush. The special bristles provide a deeper clean as the bristles are infused with charcoal to deliver even better cleaning and whitening results.

It can be daunting having grey toothpaste on the brush though don't be alarmed as this froths like regular toothpaste and still has the refreshing minty taste.

As soon as I brushed my teeth within one day I had noticed slight results which is something you rarely see straight away, I mean you won't be looking like Ross Geller's teeth, BUT they did make my teeth seem a lot bright than they usually do.

I have been using this product for a week now, and it's worked wonders as I can see less discolouration on my teeth and they also feel so much cleaner too.

If you're like me I would highly recommend this product - they are affordable for £5 at your nearest drugstore.

if you enjoyed this post please check my Instagram post on White Glo Bright Nights White Films.

*This is a gifted product

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