18 August 2018

BODY SHOP REVIEW: Summer Essentials!

Hi there and welcome back to my blog. 
I'd like to start this post by saying I hope you guys are all having an amazing summer! I know I am, especially since this season happens to be my favourite time of year. For me there are ton of reasons as to why summer is so special: sleep, travel, sun, food (of course- the food!)...the list is endless. One of the not so obvious things that I enjoy about summer is it’s fragrance. I know that may sound a bit odd but let me explain: I love that feeling of stepping out the pool or shower, sunkissed, and having a generous spritz of your favourite tropical scent or delving into a pot of velvety body lotion. One place that indulges in a range of delicious summer scents (delicious scents of every season for that matter) is none other than the Body Shop. 

For a while now I’ve had this sort of silly tradition to help me feel summery by heading to the Body Shop and picking up some yummy products for my holiday abroad (can anyone else relate?) Seeing as I’m so fond of their products, I thought I’d write a review on two Body Shop items I picked up this year and why I would definitely recommend you try them out.   

One of the most divine scents of all time has to be the Body Shop’s pink grapefruit fragrance. It’s such a fresh and energising smell, perfect for summer. I simply couldn’t resist reaching for the Pink Grapefruit body lotion with it’s rosy coloured tint making the packaging ten times more adorable! It glides onto the skin beautifully and is super quick to sink in, giving a smooth and soft finish. 

Next I picked up the Body Shop’s Mango shower gel, this is both a scent and product that I constantly seem to return to as it smells sooo good. This sweet and citrusy fragrance is simply irresistible and lathers brilliantly, making the most perfect bubble bath you have ever seen. 

Overall I would totally recommend these products, feel free to head to the Body Shop and find a scent that fits for you- leave a comment down below of  Body Shop products or any bath time bits that you enjoy. 

I hope you liked this post and have a lovely weekend!

Love Lulu Xx

04 August 2018

The prettiest place in London: Peggy Porschen Cakes

Hey everyone, welcome back to my blog! It feels like a while since I was writing my last post (mostly because it has been- my apologies), I've been pretty busy with finishing my first year of Sixth Form to than flying off for a weeks holiday in the Algarve, Portugal. However, upon arriving back to the UK I decided to organise a trip to London for a shopping spree in one of the swankiest, most picturesque areas (which also happens to be a favourite of mine)- none other than the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. 

After spending the morning mooching around Peter Jones and walking up and down Sloane Square, my Sister and I became peckish and decided to search for a bite to eat. After strolling across South Kensington we finally came to Elizabeth Street where the scrumptious cake haven that is Peggy Porschen Cakes stands. 

Peggy Porschen Cakes is not only recognised for its pastel pink exterior, adorned with blooming rosebuds and lilac waterfalls of wisteria vine- Peggy Porschen Cakes is also home to the most mouth-watering tray bakes, cupcakes and Victoria sponge across the whole of London. These tasty treats are not only delicious but every cakes delicate piping and rainbow fruit garnishes make them equally as instagramable as the cafe's outside. 

Above is a snap of my younger sister enjoying a refreshing glass of pink lemonade and a slice of strawberry champagne sponge. I also opted for some pink lemonade and slice of raspberry sponge- my mouth is watering just thinking about it! I will definitely be planning another visit some time soon. 

(me posing outside the prettiest place in London! Who couldn't resist a quick photo shoot?) 

I hope you enjoyed this post, make sure to follow or leave a comment- lots of love...

Lulu Xx