Turtle Bay in Middlesbrough…

Have you heard?? … Turtle Bay is now in Middlesbrough and I was lucky enough to be invited to the VIP preview night!!

Obviously if you follow me on social media you would have seen most of my photo’s already of the AMAZING food served at Turtle Bay!

How beautiful is the decor?! Totally gives off the Caribbean vibe and I love the social seating! Carrying on with the Caribbean theme, the music is total reggae and there’s 40 speciality rums served behind the bar as well as 2-4-1 cocktails until 7pm and again from 10pm! Now if you’ve read my travel post you will know that the Caribbean is my favourite place to travel to in the summer so I’m not a stranger to the cocktails and rum! When I told Sean about the 40 speciality rums he has jumped all over planning a date night and since I was driving the night of the VIP launch I would love to go back and try the cocktails!

Anyway, moving onto the food!

On the night we were served two sharing platters… Just Jerk – Marinated Jerk wings, glazed pork ribs, Jerk beef riblets, jamaican beef patties, sweetcorn fritters and spiced popcorn.  Vital Veggie – sweetcorn fritters, crispy okra, jerk pit grilled mushroom and peppers, pepper roti, bara flat bread, spiced curried chickpea and cucumber chutney.

The meat on the platters was out of this world! completely melted in the mouth and fell off the bone!

I’m not a veggie in the slightest so I wouldn’t have ordered the veggie platter but I have to say it was just as good! The okra was my personal fav!

We were then served two curries … Beef Cheek and Sweet Potato. These were both beautiful and not too much of a kick, just nice to suit most people’s spice levels! My fav as you can guess was the Beef Cheek, the beef was just incredible I can’t even put into words!

We were then greeted with the famous Jamaican Jerk chicken and the Slow Braised beef. Honestly this is so hard to explain how amazing the meat here is … it is INCREDIBLE!!!  Head over to Turtle Bay you won’t regret it!

Now to be honest, I was stuffed when the desserts were placed on the table but when I seen the banana and toffee cheesecake I just couldn’t resist! There were also Passion pie, rum cake and brownie as well as rum sauce and grilled pineapple. Although the cheesecake was my fav Mother Hermits fav was the Passion Pie!
Have you tried Turtle Bay?? Did you love it as much as me??

GeordieKisses👄

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That Lame Company Haul…

Welcome to my first haul! I first noticed the That Lame Company when another blogger shared their blogger bundle haul, I had to check them out on Twitter and I wasn’t disappointed!

That Lame Company is all about the stationary and what better way to celebrate National Stationary week last week than treating myself to a bundle!

I decided to go for the Lucky Dip price at £15 (you can choose from different size bundles for different price ranges)

Within my bundle I received a ‘Weekly Planner’ deskplam £6.49, ‘Things I need to do’ Notepad £4.49, ‘I should have done this stuff yesterday’ £5.99, ‘Notes and Dreams’ Notepad £5.49 

At a total of £22.46 that’s already worth my £15 spent on the bundle! However it doesn’t stop there …

I also received 3 x prints which are priced at £2.49 to purchase each, as well as an A6 ‘Important Notes’ pad £3.50 … This bundle is now totally worth the price!

My favourite piece in the bundle I have to say is one of the prints which I loved so much I decided to frame it!

I have to say Chloe at That Lame Company has all the special touches when it came to the packaging and delivery of my bundle, how amazing is this personal touch within my parcel!

Have you tried That Lame Company?
GeordieKisses👄

March Favourites …

It’s that time again where you find out my monthly favourites! To be honest, March has been quite an exciting month for me trying out new products it was hard for me to narrow down my favourites!

Obviously I managed though so here goes …

Firstly, I love my Estee Lauder double wear foundation but I prefer that for nights out or long days where I need good full coverage so I’m always on the look out for cheaper day to day options. I may have just found my perfect match with the Rimmel Lasting Finish, I’m quite pale so this is in the shade Ivory and it’s such a good match! If you haven’t tried this already you totally should, the coverage is amazing and the price makes it so much better!

Since having my hair cut shorter in March I fancied having a bit more of a boost so thought as I use the Alberta Balsam shampoo and conditioner I would try the volume boost spray. Although this doesn’t work like magic, you still need a good blow dry … it smells beautiful! 

Who hasn’t tried the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer??? Me! until March … so many bloggers I follow and vloggers I watch use this and eventually headed out to buy it. I can totally understand what the hype is about, cheap as chips and a lush product for brightening! I use this under my eyes around the creases of my nose and down the bridge of my nose … I don’t really use this one on blemishes I prefer more of a full coverage to hide those pesky things!

Last but not least, Real Technique Flawless Base Set … I’m also behind the times with these brushes! I’m sure I don’t need to go into much detail with these as so many people rave about them, all I will say is they are totally worth it!  

What have you been loving in March??

GeordieKisses👄

What is the Lipstick??

Okay, I had to write this post based on how many people were asking what it is and so many great comments on how long lasting it is!

What is the lipstick in this picture??

I’ve recently discovered a new lip crayon which was totally unintentional! I bought a few products in boots and when I got to the till the cashier just so happened to tell me I was actually able to choose a free lip crayon based on what i had already bought! … Bonus and very nice of her to let me know!

So there I was off running around the store, concious I was holding up the queue at the till when I found the section I was looking for. I had a quick skim over the colours and chose the first one that caught my eye!

So my new found favourite is the Sleek Power Plump Lip Crayon and this one is in shade Berry Burst, you can pick this up for just £5.50!

This gorgeous tingling lip crayon literally goes on effortlessly! Tje consistency is so creamy and it’s definitely a long-lasting magical formula which gives a smoith finish, I wore this all day at work and only needed to re-apply once! 

It comes in 6 shades, go check them out!

GeordieKisses 👄

Have you tried any Sleek products??

February Favourites!

​Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation – RRP £31

This isn’t a new foundation I’ve tried but it is a new bottle I bought in Feb which was well overdue! This is my all-time favourite foundation and I know is many others too. As this is a full coverage and I’m not a massive full make-up everyday type of girl, I tend to only wear this foundation on nights out or special occasions! 


Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Concealer – RRP £20

So unlike the foundation, this is a new one for me! Concealer is never something I’ve really bothered with but when there’s an offer on who can resist???

I’ve been getting into the habit of using this throughout February and have to say I am actually loving it. I have been applying this under my eyes, around my nose creases and any blemishes and it conceals really well! It lasts all day and this shade is perfect for me I can wear with any foundation not just my double wear.

Although I do love this one, I’m on the lookout for a slightly cheaper one to compare if the price is really worth it?!

Sanctuary Foaming Micellar Cleansing Water – RRP £8 (200ml)

Such a great makeup remover and vegan friendly! 

This beauty was in my GlossyBox last month and as I usually use the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water and love it, I decided to give this one a go.

I love that is foams up as it makes is less likely to spill the product and you tend to use a lot less than the water based ones! Massive plus is that my skin instantly felt clean and soft!

Essence Light Up Your Face Luminizer Palette – RRP £3

Okay now I actually love this palette but if you like strong, bold makeup you might want to skip this part!

This palette contains three highlighters which you can use individually or in combination –

Nude highlighter – subtle satin sheer powder perfect for everyday

Rose highlighter – shimmering powder perfect for special occasions

Golden beige highlighter – pearly powder adding a warm finish

These look beautiful on the cheek bones as individual and combination however they are very subtle and I did find that the product didn’t attached to my brush very well so I had to use quite a lot! Perfect for a subtle look at work!!


BareMinerals Stroke of Light Eye Brightener – RRP £22

Confession time … this isn’t a Feb fav as I have had this since August and have been using regular since, I have now ran out!! As I hadn’t used and BareMinerals products before, I decided to treat myself to the starter collection on my flight home from the Dominican Republic and have been loving this product.

It is so beautiful and immediately brightens the eye area, perfect for those pesky dark circles! I would defiantly recommend spending the money on this product, it lasts so well and with the wand it is easy to apply.


Benefit High Beam highlighter – RRP £21.50

This one is currently on offer in Debenhams for £19.35, go grab it ladies!

If you follow my social media you will already know that I have been working on getting my brows into the perfect shape and loving using new products at the moment. This Benefit highlighter is absolutely perfect for under the brow!

I only have a tester at the moment but will defiantly be purchasing full size just for my brows haha!  


Ted Baker Hot Pink Lipstick!
 

Unfortunately this lipstick was out of the Boots Christmas star gift and I can’t find where to buy it anywhere.

This one has been a fav the last couple of weeks. The colour is so beautiful and applies really well onto the lips, the consistency is creamy and actually helps to keep the lips moisturised! 

GeordieKisses 👄

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My Go To Lip Care …

How do women cope with chapped lips when they wear lipstick??

This has been a question I have asked myself so many times, but I think I might have cracked it! 

Im one of those women who have chapped lips all the time and it is so annoying when I love wearing lipstick, lets face it, it basically looks rubbish with chapped lips!

My go to lip care product used to be Nivea Lip Butter (I’ve never been one for vaseline) 

I love the smell of Nivea Lip Butter, my fav’s are Raspberry Rosé and Blueberry Blush. They’re nourishing as they contain shea butter but I do feel like I apply alot throughout the day! It’s also quite thick so isn’t the best for under your lipstick.

I have now discovered Carmex Lip Balm … where has this beauty been hiding for 25year of my exsistence?! 

This lip balm is more like vaseline then the Nivea Lip Butter as it leaves a natural look on your lips which is perfect for a base before applying lipstick! Carmex also cools and soothes your lips with camphor and menthol which gives your lips a slight cold feeling.

I’ve only tried the classic lip balm for now but I’m looking forward to trying Cherry or Strawberry! They also have this in Orange dream, Tropical Colada, Winter mint and Honeydew Melon.

I’ve also discovered the Moisture plus Berry Sheer Tint and Pink which i’m a little excited to try! These are currently on offer in Superdrug for £2.99 each.

You can buy Carmex lip care in Boots, Superdrug etc and currently Superdrug have save 1/3 on selected Carmex … why not give it a try?!

GeordieKisses👄

Christmas Tag 2016

​This is my last post for 2016 which should have really been done sooner!

The beautiful Chloe from Chloehxx tagged me to do this post … a few weeks ago!


What’s your favourite holiday movie (s)?

I love so many! My mam passed away in july and her favourite Christmas film was The Nightmare Before Christmas so I have to have this is a new tradition to make sure I watch this every year!

My fav though would have to be Home Alone (of course), The holiday, Muppets Christmas Carol and Love Actually.

What are your favourite Christmas colours?

Depends what for! I love white and silver decorations … red and gold glittery dresses etc!


Do you like to stay in your PJ’s or dress up for Christmas?

I always spend the morning in my PJ’s while I open presents off Sean and potter about making dinner then just before everyone arrives I like to dress up a bit and feel nice through the day!


If you could only buy one person a present this year who would it be?

My dad


Do you open your presents Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?

I usually always open them Christmas morning but Sean is a nightmare and wants to give me them straight away! I always let him give me one present on Christmas Eve to keep him happy!


Have you ever built a ginger bread house?

No! These look to complicated and need too much patience for me!


What do you like to do on your Christmas break?

Stay in my PJ’s … wrap presents … drink coffee and watch Christmas films!


Any Christmas wishes?

Not that I can think of?!


Favourite Christmas smell?

I LOVE yankee candle Christmas cookie! 


Favourite Christmas meal or treat?

Ohh well I love Pigs in Blankets at Christmas obviously! I love a good cheese board though, this is something I eat a lot and only at Christmas for some reason!

Merry Christmas… see you all in 2017!


GeordieKisses👄