Icéclairs | Mini Food Review

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MELBA AT THE SAVOY: STRAND, LONDON, WC2R 0EU

Another mini review for you guys! Keep seeing this hyped up lately on the internet and I finally got to try this out with Aneeqa the other day! These are ice cream filled eclairs made in a little cart just outside the Melba at the Savoy Hotel. You pick your ice cream flavour as well as however many toppings you want, a selection of glazes as well as sauces and according to online costs £4.95 but I swear it was cheaper than that?

So the ice cream flavours range from dark chocolate, wild berries, salted caramel, pistachio and vanilla. All the eclairs are already pre-made and sat in the freezer, waiting to be picked up and glazed and topped with. We chose pistachio as the ice cream flavour, though I have to say, literally could not taste any pistachio at all lmao. The ice cream was very whatever but I guess all the toppings distracted you from the low quality of it?

As for the toppings, I really appreciated the selection and how you could have as many as you wanted. They even had a variety of colours of popping candy!!!! We chose the rose petals, pistachios, freeze dried berries and the gold coloured popping candy as well as a dark chocolate glaze, though we opted out of a sauce.

We also got a regular éclair just because, you know, wouldn’t have been fair not to. It was the Peach Melba flavour and although it was very delicious and the filling was very nice, there was very little peach melba taste to it.

Gotta say, although the pastry was decent in both eclairs, the iceclair pastry held up especially well considering it was sitting in the freezer, the flavours for both just weren’t super amazing. It just felt like overall the taste were a bit lacking?

They definitely look gorgeous and impressive though and I’m not gonna lie, deffo partially bought the eclairs just for the photos, but I doubt I will be going back to pay £5 for something lacking in taste lol.

(ALSO sidenote, probs being biased here, but I feel like both the pistachio ice cream and the choux pastry made at Chin Chin are a lot higher in quality overall than the Savoy lol…)

Pride London | Outfit of the Day

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Bow MISSGUIDED | Choker MISSGUIDED | Earrings FRILLY POP | Fishnet top MISSGUIDED | Dress AMERICAN APPAREL | Skirt MISSGUIDED | Socks ASOS | Shoes TIMBERLAND

Lashes AMAZON/EBAY | Foundation BOBBI BROWN INTENSIVE SERUM | Concealer LA GIRL PRO CONCEAL | Contour NYX/MORPHE EYESHADOWS | Eyeshadow NYX/MORPHE/TOO FACED | Eyeliner NYX VINYL LIQUID LINER | Lips NYX LIQUID SUEDE/YSL VOLUPTE TINT-IN-OIL | Highlight BARRY M/NYX GLITTERS 

I hope everyone had a good weekend and a good Pride in London! I lied in the title, I actually didn’t go to Pride BUT I was working right in the very heart of it in Soho so I went extra hard with my look. This is only the second time I’ve done drag inspired makeup but I was v inspired by Trixie Mattel both makeup-wise and outfit-wise. I still have a looong way to go in terms of makeup but I’m pretty happy with how it came out this time! Also lol accidentally wore all Missguided that day, so they should really just sponsor me already tbh.

Anyway, I had a few reservations about Pride considering how it seems so fake and corny all the corporations are just capitalising in on this, but loads of my friends went and they had fun and I hope anyone else who went had fun too!

ALSO on another unrelated note – I got interviewed by the wonderful SLAPP app! I was so honoured they even considered me to interview and I had lots of fun doing it so please download the app and check it out!

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Clueless | Outfit of the Day

 

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Shirt ADIDAS | Mesh Skirt ADIDAS ORIGINALS | Legging shorts ASOS | Socks AMERICAN APPAREL | Shoes NIKE AIR FORCE 1S

I know we’re all pretty much over Clueless inspired outfits as a society these days seeing as they’ve all been so overdone but I went to play tennis with VA and I somehow accidentally created a very Clueless inspired outfit haha. It helps that all I ever wear is black and white anyway and I love how fitting it is that they are playing tennis in the Clueless scene as well. I haven’t really played any sports, let alone tennis, since I was in secondary school tbh but I wasn’t as bad as I thought I was! I didn’t completely suck! It’s been really fun playing tennis with VA and it’s such an easier way to get fit because I hate the gym, I really hope we can keep this up and not give up lol. Not to get all deep or whatever but I’ve been feeling a bit down about how I look lately because I’ve deffo gained some weight within the past few months. I almost didn’t post these pictures because I don’t look exactly how I want to here and you can see my rolls and shit but I’m trying to be better about not putting myself down for things like this? I’m just tryna learn to love myself a bit better lol. ANYWAY I loved this outfit and playing tennis is fun lmao. Do any of you guys play tennis too? Or is anyone watching Wimbledon?! Let me know in the comments!

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Bun House | Food Review

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BUN HOUSE: 22-24 GREEK ST, SOHO, LONDON, W1D 4DZ

I finally managed to check out Bun House with VA and I am so glad we did! It’s literally 1 minute down the road from my work but I’ve never had a chance to try it out with the exception of trying a few bites of a friend’s buns. I’m always dubious about new fancy Chinese places, you all saw my initial letdown with Xu, but the fact that there are always Chinese customers seemed promising and I am so relieved I was not actually let down by it lol!

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Bompas & Parrty | Face of the Day

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Earrings FRILLY POPS | Choker ASOS | Dress MOTEL ROCKS | Boots MISSGUIDED

Foundation BOBBI BROWN INTENSIVE SKIN SERUM | Eyebrows NYX | Contour NYX HD BLUSH in ELECTRO | Eyeshadow NYX HD BLUSH in ELECTRO / NYX EYE PENCIL in MILK / BARRY M GLITTER DUST | Eyeliner NYX VINYL LIQUID LINER | Highlight BARRY M GLITTER DUST | Lips NYX LIQUID SUEDE in TEA & COOKIES

I’ve been trying to do more artsy/creative makeup looks and I had the pleasure of being invited to the Bompas & Parr 10th birthday party so this was the perfect opportunity for me to do something more interesting. I was stuck for ideas and was looking at drag queens for inspiration and I ended up on doing this all pink look, even using pink to contour and everything. I love how well everything matches, including my dress! I wish I got better pictures of the look though, because I was too busy having fun and getting messy drunk to take actual quality pictures with my camera than iPhone selfies lol. This is what I get for not leaving enough time to get ready!

Casual Fenty Looks | Outfit of the Day

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Sunglasses JEEPERS PEEPERS| Jacket KYE | Shirt ASOS | Bralette FENTY X PUMA | Shorts ASOS | Socks AMERICAN APPAREL | Shoes NIKE AIR MORE UPTEMPO in TRIPLE WHITE

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I’ve gotten to that stage again where I don’t like anything in my wardrobe and I struggle to get dressed because I hate everything and this hot weather is only making it worse! It’s so hard to be creative and think of new looks when it’s too hot to even wear more than one item of clothing! I think I only ended up wearing this because I had already tried on like 50 things and I was running 10 mins late so I had no choice but to wear this hahaha. How do you guys deal with the heat and dressing nice? If you have any tips let me know please!!!

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Xu London | Food Review

 

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XU London: 30 RUPERT STREET, SOHO CHINATOWN,  LONDON, W1D 6DL

Xu is the latest Taiwanese restaurant by the founders of Bao and having just opened recently, I was very eager to try it out – so eager that I ended up going twice in two days lmao. First time I went with my mum and we had the set menu and the second time I went with VA and we ended up just ordering bits and pieces. I was very excited about coming here because there aren’t really any Taiwanese restaurants in London and also because a number of my friends had already been and loved it… I ended up having a very mixed feelings about this place though? I’m glad I went twice because I was left feeling very confused after the first time lol.

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Eggs | Outfit of the Day

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Shirt ASOS | Skirt H&M | Socks TOPSHOP | Shoes REEBOK INSTAPUMP FURY

Photos CHOOM

Just a casual outfit for hanging out with friends this time! I purposefully wore a loose fitting shirt and an elasticated skirt because I was going for lunch at DF Mexico and I wanted maximum stomach space for unlimited horchata looool. But how great is this shirt though!? I got it from ASOS like a year ago and it’s got SEQUINED EGGS on it!! Deffo one of my top favourite items. This outfit was also before my haircut the other day so I had to tie up my hair cause it was getting too long and I feel like I accidentally ended up copying Dijonay from The Proud Family’s hairstyle lol.

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Sketch Afternoon Tea… Again | Food Review

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SKETCH: 9 CONDUIT ST, MAYFAIR, LONDON, W1S 2XG

So it’s basically halfway through the year (I think?) and I’ve already been to Sketch twice so far, which is pretty good I feel like haha. As anyone who knows me knows, Sketch is my favourite place in London for afternoon tea, given its value and service and aesthetics and everything really. However, this year the price has risen from its previous more affordable ~£45 per person to a higher £58 per person. I was shocked when I went earlier this year because I didn’t realise the price increased but I don’t think it really hinders me from coming back again, as they’ve now added more things on the menu.

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As well as the usual unlimited amounts of sandwiches, pastries, scones and cakes, the new addition is a little ‘egg’ and toast soldiers starter with a spoonful of caviar!! As a bougie bitch with way too expensive taste, this makes me sooo pleased because I will happily take any chance to eat caviar and this alone makes it worth the extra price increase tbh. There’s a man going around called the Caviar Man with a massive tub full of caviar, dishing out portions in cute little mother of pearl spoons, it’s truly amazing!! The egg and soldiers are delicious as well, with the egg being a little pudding thing served in a fake egg shell, made out of a comté cheese mornay for the white and an actual egg yolk for the yolk.

The sandwiches and pastries have also changed a bit too. I am SO sad they got rid of the best sandwich, which was the croque monsieur wrapped in little packages with bows. But the sandwiches now are still good and I really like the variety of the breads used in them as well.

The pastries, I think, have changed for the better and the best thing they have is the little pistachio petit choux! I think they used to have the same thing on the menu but it used to be smaller and just the one choux bun, instead of having two stacked on top of each other. I just feel like somehow this looks more impressive? And of course the warm little scones with clotted cream and fig jam are delicious but usually at this point I’ve filled up too much on sandwiches to eat a whole scone.

I’ve actually never eaten any of the cakes from the trolley they offer at the end, which is either a Victoria sponge or a fudge banana loaf, because I am always way too full and I have still not learned how to pace myself yet. But I guess that’s why I need to go *again* to actually try it out for once! Another thing I need to try out is more of the teas as well, because I still haven’t even managed to try even half of the selection that they have, but I love that you can have as many kinds of tea as you want during the meal. One tea I’d really like to mention is that their matcha is really pleasantly surprising and it’s like a proper matcha and not just a green tea!

Another thing that I love about Sketch is that the service is always really great, everyone is always really attentive and lovely, which I guess is to be expected when you’re paying so much for a meal lol. This time when I went, the scones took a while to arrive and even though we didn’t notice and none of us complained about it, they apologised about it and took the service charge off the bill! I felt like that was really lovely of them.

Has anyone else been to Sketch for afternoon tea since they’ve changed their menu? Let me know what you think in the comments please!

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Triple White | Outfit of the Day

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Choker EBAY | Hoodie GRANTED LDN | Shorts ASOS | Socks AMERICAN APPAREL | Shoes NIKE AIR MORE UPTEMPO in TRIPLE WHITE

Foundation BOBBI BROWN INTENSIVE SKIN SERUM | Eyebrows NYX | Contour NYX | Eyeshadow NYX HD BLUSH in ELECTRO / TOO FACED CHOCOLATE BAR | Highlight NARS ALBATROSS | Lips NYX LIQUID SUEDE in TEA & COOKIES

Photos BLOOMZY

Another simple streetwear outfit with my new shoes! I’ve been wanting these for a while and it just so happened that the triple white ones got released the other week so I ended up buying my first ever pair of all white shoes. I’ve had them for a bit over a week now and I keep wanting to wear them out with every outfit but I’m just so gotdamn scared of ruining them!! How tf do you get over your fear of wearing white shoes? The first time I wore them some lady ran over my foot with her baby pram and scuffed them and now I am living in perpetual fear! Any tips would be great please haha.

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