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Now when I was offered the opportunity to try Caleño, I just couldn't pass on the opportunity. Now don't get me wrong I love a bit of alcohol every now and then, but most of the time I'm happy with just a plain old soft drink. But Caleño truly is the perfect answer to jazzing up your non alcoholic Friday night drink. 

Now what is Caleño you're probably thinking? Well it's described as a non alcoholic free spirit with notes of Juniper and Inca berry... and spoiler alert, you'll love it. But if you want the full fancy description here it is:

"Caleño's Juniper and Inca Berry is a tropical infusion of juniper, citrus and spice botanicals, steam distilled in stainless steel drums. Beating at its heart is the golden South American Inca berry; Sweet, yet tangy, with pineapple, Mango and citrus fruit flavours. Founded by Ellie inspired by the energetic culture of her Columbian heartland."

When I was sent over this little package it included everything you'd need for the perfect Caleño cocktail night:

  • Tote bag
  • Gold stirrer
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Bar blade
  • 200m Caleño bottle
  • Tonic water
  • Cocktail menu

The first thing I definitely noticed was the branding. I'm the kind of person that will buy something that I don't really need, but will simply buy it because it's aesthetically pleasing. And this collection is definitely that. The tote bag, the bar blade and bottle are created with such attention to detail and to a really lovely quality finish. They've really hit the nail on the head with really showing off those Colombian vibes, and I am quite honestly obsessed. 












Before I go into detail I just wanted to quickly mention where you can grab this for yourselves. It comes in at £24 per bottle (70cl) and you can find it here directly on the Caleño website, and you'll find it stocked on Amazon, or at your local Sainsbury's.

Second of all the taste, now I won't be able to convince you fully until you try it for yourselves, but if you are looking for a little substitute for alcohol then this is the one. Sugar free, Sweetener free and no artificial flavours. It has a really beautiful light taste, and will definitely get you hooked on wanting more.

There are many cocktails that you can create with this spirit, including those within the Caleño cocktail menu, but the classic Caleño & Tonic is as simple as it sounds. Fill your glass with plenty of ice, add a double shot of Caleño, add 20ml of tonic water and if you're feeling extra fancy garnish with an Inca berry. And there you go, a really simple friday night drink, or a week day of course who cares when its alcohol free!


AD | The perfect non alcoholic night in with Caleño



Now when I was offered the opportunity to try Caleño, I just couldn't pass on the opportunity. Now don't get me wrong I love a bit of alcohol every now and then, but most of the time I'm happy with just a plain old soft drink. But Caleño truly is the perfect answer to jazzing up your non alcoholic Friday night drink. 

Now what is Caleño you're probably thinking? Well it's described as a non alcoholic free spirit with notes of Juniper and Inca berry... and spoiler alert, you'll love it. But if you want the full fancy description here it is:

"Caleño's Juniper and Inca Berry is a tropical infusion of juniper, citrus and spice botanicals, steam distilled in stainless steel drums. Beating at its heart is the golden South American Inca berry; Sweet, yet tangy, with pineapple, Mango and citrus fruit flavours. Founded by Ellie inspired by the energetic culture of her Columbian heartland."

When I was sent over this little package it included everything you'd need for the perfect Caleño cocktail night:

  • Tote bag
  • Gold stirrer
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Bar blade
  • 200m Caleño bottle
  • Tonic water
  • Cocktail menu

The first thing I definitely noticed was the branding. I'm the kind of person that will buy something that I don't really need, but will simply buy it because it's aesthetically pleasing. And this collection is definitely that. The tote bag, the bar blade and bottle are created with such attention to detail and to a really lovely quality finish. They've really hit the nail on the head with really showing off those Colombian vibes, and I am quite honestly obsessed. 












Before I go into detail I just wanted to quickly mention where you can grab this for yourselves. It comes in at £24 per bottle (70cl) and you can find it here directly on the Caleño website, and you'll find it stocked on Amazon, or at your local Sainsbury's.

Second of all the taste, now I won't be able to convince you fully until you try it for yourselves, but if you are looking for a little substitute for alcohol then this is the one. Sugar free, Sweetener free and no artificial flavours. It has a really beautiful light taste, and will definitely get you hooked on wanting more.

There are many cocktails that you can create with this spirit, including those within the Caleño cocktail menu, but the classic Caleño & Tonic is as simple as it sounds. Fill your glass with plenty of ice, add a double shot of Caleño, add 20ml of tonic water and if you're feeling extra fancy garnish with an Inca berry. And there you go, a really simple friday night drink, or a week day of course who cares when its alcohol free!


18:53:00


Okay, Okay I know I'm behind with reviewing this product. But fake tan is something I'm quite new too and I wanted to make sure I was getting it right before I wrote about it, but here it is. It's been well tested and I'm ready to spill the tea and share my thoughts on it. 

When I first saw Mollie Mae announce that she was working on something exciting, I had my suspicions that it would be a fake tan so when it officially launched it went straight in my basket. So let’s talk about the basics first such as the price, packaging and what’s on offer. Being quite a pale ghostly individual, I was a little intimidated by the fact that the only two shades available were Dark and Extra dark, I thought it was quite a risky move and that she may be missing out catering for the paler of us population. But I have to say as soon as I tried it, I soon found that this tan is so adaptable and you're really able to control or light or dark you want it to go!








The price for the tan by itself is £19.99 which I think is a reasonable price for the 250ml bottle especially when you compare it to brands such as Bondi sands (£17.99 200ml bottle) and the St Tropez (£30.50 240ml bottle). As part of the collection several pieces have been released including the Dark/extra dark tanning mousse £19.99, mini velvet mitt £6.99, large velvet mitt £9.99 and some bundle packages ranging from £31-£38. All in all, I think the collection is priced really well, it’s a perfect go to if you're looking for great quality products without breaking the bank. 

So I went for the Dark tanning Mousse, and may I just say the packaging is BEAUTIFUL! It comes in a gorgeous nude coloured tube with a gold rim around the top, and the branding as a whole is just so minimalistic which I love! In terms of application it’s pretty straight forward, you simply have to shake the bottle for a minute or two to activate the tan into a gorgeous mousse. And simply apply! 






 What I love about this tan is that it has a guide colour which makes it so much easier to see where you've applied, and the places you may have missed and it gives you an idea of what the colour is going to turn out like. which gives you just that little bit extra control over how dark you may want it to go. It develops between 4 to 10 hours but with the guide colour you do notice a difference straight away.

In terms of transferring onto your clothes, I tend to just leave my tan to dry for around 5 minutes and getting into my comfy’s as I always apply it to sit overnight and so far I've had no issues with it transferring which is something I've struggled with previously whilst using other tans. And finally, how long does the tan last before giving your skin a tiger loaf like appearance? One thing I was really impressed with is how long it lasts. you can get away with around 5 days of it looking completely natural and fresh before it starts turning into tiger loaf which I think is a great amount of time.

It's fair to say that I'm super impressed with this tan, and I can't see myself switching to anything else anytime soon and I'm so excited to see what else Molly Mae has up her sleeve!

Have you tried the Mollie Mae tan? What are your thoughts?  

Average girl tries 'Filter' by Mollie Mae



Okay, Okay I know I'm behind with reviewing this product. But fake tan is something I'm quite new too and I wanted to make sure I was getting it right before I wrote about it, but here it is. It's been well tested and I'm ready to spill the tea and share my thoughts on it. 

When I first saw Mollie Mae announce that she was working on something exciting, I had my suspicions that it would be a fake tan so when it officially launched it went straight in my basket. So let’s talk about the basics first such as the price, packaging and what’s on offer. Being quite a pale ghostly individual, I was a little intimidated by the fact that the only two shades available were Dark and Extra dark, I thought it was quite a risky move and that she may be missing out catering for the paler of us population. But I have to say as soon as I tried it, I soon found that this tan is so adaptable and you're really able to control or light or dark you want it to go!








The price for the tan by itself is £19.99 which I think is a reasonable price for the 250ml bottle especially when you compare it to brands such as Bondi sands (£17.99 200ml bottle) and the St Tropez (£30.50 240ml bottle). As part of the collection several pieces have been released including the Dark/extra dark tanning mousse £19.99, mini velvet mitt £6.99, large velvet mitt £9.99 and some bundle packages ranging from £31-£38. All in all, I think the collection is priced really well, it’s a perfect go to if you're looking for great quality products without breaking the bank. 

So I went for the Dark tanning Mousse, and may I just say the packaging is BEAUTIFUL! It comes in a gorgeous nude coloured tube with a gold rim around the top, and the branding as a whole is just so minimalistic which I love! In terms of application it’s pretty straight forward, you simply have to shake the bottle for a minute or two to activate the tan into a gorgeous mousse. And simply apply! 






 What I love about this tan is that it has a guide colour which makes it so much easier to see where you've applied, and the places you may have missed and it gives you an idea of what the colour is going to turn out like. which gives you just that little bit extra control over how dark you may want it to go. It develops between 4 to 10 hours but with the guide colour you do notice a difference straight away.

In terms of transferring onto your clothes, I tend to just leave my tan to dry for around 5 minutes and getting into my comfy’s as I always apply it to sit overnight and so far I've had no issues with it transferring which is something I've struggled with previously whilst using other tans. And finally, how long does the tan last before giving your skin a tiger loaf like appearance? One thing I was really impressed with is how long it lasts. you can get away with around 5 days of it looking completely natural and fresh before it starts turning into tiger loaf which I think is a great amount of time.

It's fair to say that I'm super impressed with this tan, and I can't see myself switching to anything else anytime soon and I'm so excited to see what else Molly Mae has up her sleeve!

Have you tried the Mollie Mae tan? What are your thoughts?  

19:27:00







*Post contains gifted ad for the purpose of review, all thoughts and opinions are my own*

Working full time whilst attempting to run a blog, an Instagram, a photography business whilst also trying to keep on top of a social life is a tricky old thing. Everything moves at such a fast pace, as if you blink and you'll miss it. With technology ruling the way we think and run our lives, its nice to go back to the old fashioned way of pen and paper.

Now considering I'm a full-time social media co-ordinator, I love a new notebook, a mind map and a good list or two to help me smash my targets. This is what I love about the CGD London goals Diary, a beautiful June 2019 to December 2020 diary designed to keep you on track with reaching your goals. And trust me, your girl has a hell of a lot of goals to fulfill. 

















Next year I have more goals than ever, goals to be happy, goals to be productive and goals to get myself where I want to be. Starting with my fitness journey. Along with joining a weekly fitness group, I have joined the gym. And there's no better way to keep you on track than a diary, here I can note down my goals, what I'll do to achieve them and when I'm hitting them. There's no need to rely on battery power, just one book that contains everything you need that will always be with you on the go. 

Not only does this little diary have a monthly calendar, but its also filled with plenty of little weekly goal and to do sections which is definitely one of my favourite parts! It also includes pages of space for notes and addresses. To note down phone numbers, important need to know info and my healthy recipes! There's just something about organising my life in a diary that truly makes me feel like I've got my sh*t together, and I absolutely love it!

The need to know information
This beautiful diary comes in at £28 and can offer you monthly, weekly and daily overviews for your goals and to do lists. Its made of a vegan friendly black leather front and back which really adds a high quality to finish. Most importantly, you can purchase your very own from here using my discount code 'REBECA15' And I couldn't recommend that you buy this enough!

Happy planning!




Planning your life with CGD London








*Post contains gifted ad for the purpose of review, all thoughts and opinions are my own*

Working full time whilst attempting to run a blog, an Instagram, a photography business whilst also trying to keep on top of a social life is a tricky old thing. Everything moves at such a fast pace, as if you blink and you'll miss it. With technology ruling the way we think and run our lives, its nice to go back to the old fashioned way of pen and paper.

Now considering I'm a full-time social media co-ordinator, I love a new notebook, a mind map and a good list or two to help me smash my targets. This is what I love about the CGD London goals Diary, a beautiful June 2019 to December 2020 diary designed to keep you on track with reaching your goals. And trust me, your girl has a hell of a lot of goals to fulfill. 

















Next year I have more goals than ever, goals to be happy, goals to be productive and goals to get myself where I want to be. Starting with my fitness journey. Along with joining a weekly fitness group, I have joined the gym. And there's no better way to keep you on track than a diary, here I can note down my goals, what I'll do to achieve them and when I'm hitting them. There's no need to rely on battery power, just one book that contains everything you need that will always be with you on the go. 

Not only does this little diary have a monthly calendar, but its also filled with plenty of little weekly goal and to do sections which is definitely one of my favourite parts! It also includes pages of space for notes and addresses. To note down phone numbers, important need to know info and my healthy recipes! There's just something about organising my life in a diary that truly makes me feel like I've got my sh*t together, and I absolutely love it!

The need to know information
This beautiful diary comes in at £28 and can offer you monthly, weekly and daily overviews for your goals and to do lists. Its made of a vegan friendly black leather front and back which really adds a high quality to finish. Most importantly, you can purchase your very own from here using my discount code 'REBECA15' And I couldn't recommend that you buy this enough!

Happy planning!




15:37:00



*All the below products have been kindly gifted for the purpose of review*

Norvell Tannin spray - £35.99
Ahh to be tanned, wouldn’t it be lovely? Now I’m the kind of person that will shoot off on a holiday and return the same colour, despite all my effort to sunbathe as much as I can. (When I say as much I can I mean, for as long as my patience will last) I’m just not the kind of person that can lay in the sun for hours on end and find it relaxing, I become a hot sweaty mess and quite frankly I get pretty bored.

That’s why I decided its time to turn to the fake tan, now I’m not insecure in my paleness but its always nice to jazz it up a little in the sunnier weeks and always interesting to experiment with some new make up colours and tones. I was kindly gifted the Norvell tanning spray from Alex Silver PR and its safe to say that I have found a new staple piece to add to my beauty collection.



So, first thoughts on the crucial eye-catching packaging, it definitely screams luxury as its gorgeous purple and black bottle is an aesthetically pleasing piece to look at. It’s the perfect size, enough product to enable a good few applications but small enough to just chuck in your bag for travel.
In terms of the application itself, similar to most fake tan it can be slightly tricky to apply to hard to reach places such as my back as I’m an individual with particularly short arms so as you can imagine I definitely need a little helping hand. Once left for 8 hours it leaves the most beautiful natural tan, and I am utterly in love.

Design.ME/Puff.ME light - £17
The Puff.Me hair mist from Design.ME. Okay spoiler alert this is revolutionary. I’d gotten o used to having flat hair due to my hate of hairspray, but then this came along and has literally changed the game for me. The puff.me hair mist is designed to be pumped onto our roots to deliver a hella amount of volume. And It works!

When I was first gifted this by Sparkle PR I was questioning how a little powder would work to give me a volume boost, but as soon as I tried it I was in love. Now I don’t know what the competitor of this is whether it be hairspray or any other product, but it has the magical power of creating volume without leaving your hair feeling sticky and stiff which is the element that just sold it to me.


















The Alya Skin ink Clay Mask - £27.99
Now if you have Snapchat you will see that everyone has been raving about the Alya facemask. There have been marketing campaigns being pushed out all over the internet and many people reviewing it. And I was one of the lucky ones that was kindly gifted it. Now I usually don’t get excited over face masks and quite frankly get impatient and bored whilst waiting for them to dry most of the time. But this has definitely changed my mind about them.

This pink clay mask has quite a thick consistency and so you only need a small amount for each application, it smells gorgeous and has a gorgeous little pale pink aesthetic to it.



It’s safe to say that these products have found a special place in my heart, and I’m excited to explore more products from their range.

Summer beauty must haves | Gifted




*All the below products have been kindly gifted for the purpose of review*

Norvell Tannin spray - £35.99
Ahh to be tanned, wouldn’t it be lovely? Now I’m the kind of person that will shoot off on a holiday and return the same colour, despite all my effort to sunbathe as much as I can. (When I say as much I can I mean, for as long as my patience will last) I’m just not the kind of person that can lay in the sun for hours on end and find it relaxing, I become a hot sweaty mess and quite frankly I get pretty bored.

That’s why I decided its time to turn to the fake tan, now I’m not insecure in my paleness but its always nice to jazz it up a little in the sunnier weeks and always interesting to experiment with some new make up colours and tones. I was kindly gifted the Norvell tanning spray from Alex Silver PR and its safe to say that I have found a new staple piece to add to my beauty collection.



So, first thoughts on the crucial eye-catching packaging, it definitely screams luxury as its gorgeous purple and black bottle is an aesthetically pleasing piece to look at. It’s the perfect size, enough product to enable a good few applications but small enough to just chuck in your bag for travel.
In terms of the application itself, similar to most fake tan it can be slightly tricky to apply to hard to reach places such as my back as I’m an individual with particularly short arms so as you can imagine I definitely need a little helping hand. Once left for 8 hours it leaves the most beautiful natural tan, and I am utterly in love.

Design.ME/Puff.ME light - £17
The Puff.Me hair mist from Design.ME. Okay spoiler alert this is revolutionary. I’d gotten o used to having flat hair due to my hate of hairspray, but then this came along and has literally changed the game for me. The puff.me hair mist is designed to be pumped onto our roots to deliver a hella amount of volume. And It works!

When I was first gifted this by Sparkle PR I was questioning how a little powder would work to give me a volume boost, but as soon as I tried it I was in love. Now I don’t know what the competitor of this is whether it be hairspray or any other product, but it has the magical power of creating volume without leaving your hair feeling sticky and stiff which is the element that just sold it to me.


















The Alya Skin ink Clay Mask - £27.99
Now if you have Snapchat you will see that everyone has been raving about the Alya facemask. There have been marketing campaigns being pushed out all over the internet and many people reviewing it. And I was one of the lucky ones that was kindly gifted it. Now I usually don’t get excited over face masks and quite frankly get impatient and bored whilst waiting for them to dry most of the time. But this has definitely changed my mind about them.

This pink clay mask has quite a thick consistency and so you only need a small amount for each application, it smells gorgeous and has a gorgeous little pale pink aesthetic to it.



It’s safe to say that these products have found a special place in my heart, and I’m excited to explore more products from their range.

20:33:00