The Shack 68|Review

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Cocktails, barbecue sauce and your best friend sounds like a recipe for a good night out. K and I ventured into The Shack 68 the other evening for a good old catch up.

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We kicked the evening off with some cocktails, they have a great drinks list but we both loved the sound of the Carribean Shack Cooler – Bacardi Oakheart, pineapple juice and lime. Watch out these cocktails have a kick to them.

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The whole idea of the restaurant is sharing platters and mini plates. We decided to share two starters before the main event. Pork Belly Bites – quite literally some of the best pork I have ever tasted and Grilled Halloumi with Sweet Potato, Broad Bean and Pea Wings.

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Although we were already a little full from the starters we cracked into the main event. K went for a classic Cheese Burger with a side of Fries and Slaw whereas I went for a 1/2 rack of ribs with a side of mash. The ribs, oh my the ribs. Meat that melted off the bone smothered in the most amazing sauce paired with smooth, creamy mash.

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Somehow K managed to squeeze in some pudding before we had to roll ourselves home. I would highly recommend bringing your best appetite with you because the food is very filling but so amazing and there is something for even the pickets of eaters.

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

For menus and bookings click here.

Fuss Free|OOTD

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Dress – Glamorous (similar)|Boots – New Look (similar)|Hat – Primark (similar)|Watch – Mondaine|Rings – Accessorize.

People tell you not to mix blue and black, brown and black, blue and brown but this outfit just works. Now we all know I love a good stripe and this dress from Glamorous is the perfect, it’s great length for a day out in town paired with some brown heeled Chelsea boots which makes the outfit looks less heavy – black boots with bare legs can sometimes make me look ‘dumpy’. I chose equally simple accessorises so as not to take away from the simplicity of the outfit, all silver jewellery.

This is definitely a classic look that I will continue to wear throughout the hotter weather.

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Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream|Review

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Superdrug Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream£2.99

Anything containing Vitamin E gets a thumbs up from me especially in facial moisturisers and this inexpensive offering from Superdrug is amazing.

With a fresh scent and super creamy texture, this leaves my skin feeling super hydrated and really helps repair the skin overnight, if you are a dry skinned girl then this is the night cream for you and it doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy or heavy over night. At only £2.99 I can’t believe that this doesn’t get hyped up more by people because its amazing.

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

Whose Line is it Anyway?

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Instagram – @whatkatedidnext92

If you grew up in the 80’s or 90’s you might remember an amazing TV show called Whose Line is it Anyway which has recently been re-instated on American TV. Its an improvisation comedy show using suggestions from the studio audience and hilarity ensues. For two weeks only a few of the old and current members have got together to bring us Whose Line is it Anyway Live at the Adelphi Theatre.

Not wanting to miss out on the giggles K and I immediately booked tickets and we weren’t disappointed. A two hour show full of improvisation, rapping, audience participation and giggles. Even if you aren’t in the front row it will still have you rolling in the aisles. Performing are Josie Lawrence, Greg Proops, Colin Mocherie and Brad Sherwood and the whole show is presented by Clive Anderson.

If you can still get tickets I highly recommend it!

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

For more information click here.

Update: Whose Live is back this year but this time its playing at the London Palladium ticket information can be found here.

June Favourites 2015

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Game of Thrones S1|No7 Skin Illuminator|Dermalogica Pure Night|No7 Hydration Mask|NARS Tinted Moisturiser.

June was a super busy month for me which meant that I pretty much ditched all make-up and concentrated more on skin care – which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. As a dry skin sufferer this month I was loving the Dermalogica Pure Night moisturiser which really helps boost hydration back into the skin over night and means you wake up with gorgeously soft and moisturised skin. No7 Hydration Mask is one of the best things I have ever bought, it’s a hydrating face mask which I use at night time to add moisture back into my skin. These two skin care items combined is the answer to dry skin.

Make-up wise the NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser has been the only base I have been wearing, it provides just enough coverage but doesn’t leave your face feeling cakey or heavy. To add that inner glow I have been mixing either my skin care or base with the No7 Skin Illuminator which adds a gorgeous gold glow to the skin without making you look like a glitter ball. I have also finally started watching Game of Thrones and I am 100% hooked, from now on I will be walking around in long flowing maxi skirts, gladiator sandals and a dragon on my shoulder.

What were you loving this June?

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

Sleek Contour Kit|Review

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Sleek Face Conotur Kit£6.49

I love to contour, I have good cheekbones anyway but there not up to Ms Jolies standard so I like to have a little help with them. As a pale girl for most of the year I often find it quite difficult to find contouring products which don’t look to orangey or muddy but the Sleek Contour Kit has a much cooler undertone which means it creates a shadow rather than a stripe. The kit also comes with a gorgeous champagne colour highlighter which is very subtle but still packed full of pigmentation. Easy to blend I love applying this with the Real Techniques Blush Brush or Setting Brush.

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

Festival Spirit|OOTD

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Top – H&M (similar)|Shorts – H&M(similar)|Belt – Thrifted (similar)|Wellies – Hunter|Hat – Primark (similar)|Sunglasses – Thrifted (similar).

Channelling the festival spirit in this outfit for a family day out at Painshill Park which you can read about here. This outfit started out with some Converse on but I changed into wellies because it was a little muddy. White shirt and blue jeans is one of my favourite combinations and these boyfriend shorts are the perfect denim for the summer – not to high up the leg and a little loose to allow maximum comfort. This was only the hats second outing, I love it but its very hard to wear in British weather – wind i’m looking at you!

I’m not going to any festivals this year but I will definitely be channelling the festival spirit in my everyday outfits.

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Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO