Monday, 31 March 2014

This weekend we went to... Rococo

On Saturday we went on a lovely outing to one of my most favourite places: Liverpool. 

After wandering around and doing a bit of shopping (my 25% off at H+M broke my no new clothes rule!!) we decided we needed a cheeky coffee break.

Now, I don't know about you but I do love Starbucks but if I can find a cute, independent coffee shop than I'd much rather drink there.
Right opposite Costa is Rococo which promises it's: "Saving Liverpool from Corporate Coffee". andddd I think it might be somewhere I have to visit every time I go to Liverpool. 

Based on the second floor above T Mobile it's massive! Taking up approximately three rooms and decorated beautifully with huge sofas and arm chairs and vintage goodies (anywhere that has a singer sewing machine in the corner is a winner as far as I'm concerned!)

It had a lovely atmosphere with friendly staff and patrons (someone offered their seats to us... how sweet?).

Better still I'm not a fan of coffee but I find these places tend to be a bit sparse on a decent cup of tea or nice hot chocolate BUTTTTT they did Bailey's hot chocolate with marshmallows and cream (ok, maybe not diet friendly ;-)) and it was yummy!
Andy had a berry smoothie and despite the berries in his teeth he said it was lovely. 

The hot chocolate was about £4 and the smoothie £3 so it's not dirt cheap but not much more than if you went to Starbucks or something. Worth it, definitely. 

It was pretty busy in there so I'm guessing it's popular (although only 28 people have liked them on facebook so perhaps like me and Andy they all just popped in!)

But I'd recommend a visit if you're ever in Liverpool (it's right in the city centre so easy to find!) 

Until next time.

What's your favourite coffee shop? 

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Product Review- Manuka Doctor Restoring Night Cream

A few months ago Mauka Doctor and A Thrifty Mrs teamed up for a cheeky bargain! For the price of postage (£2.50) you got three, decent sized samples of three of their products:

  • Restoring night cream
  • Rejuvenating face mask
  • Age defying serum
which would normally cost the grand total of: £15.99. Not a bad bargain hey?

As yet, I've yet to use the face mask (but perhaps this weekend with a nice glass of wine) and right now I'm not really in need of an age defying serum (although Andy says that he might start using it because I might give him wrinkles and he also does a JT style frown! - Perhaps I'll let him guest blog!!)

Anyway, I HAVE been using the night cream BUT I've been using it as my daily moisturiser.
I'm not someone who has a religious skin care routine but recently my skin has been quite dry so I thought I'd give it a go.. andddddd I LOVEEEE it!!

Firstly, it really works.. my skin is really soft and noticeably so within first application and even better, I applied some at about eleven this morning it's not six o clock and my skin is still super soft and lovely.

And do you know what's even better?? it smells amazingggggg!!! Like, the first time I wore it, I kept trying to figure out what spelt nice then I realised it was my FACE!! amazing. It smells like honey, naturally. it's yummy!

The only problem is I use quite a bit of it at a time which might just be my preferance but it certainly works.

At $48.49 for a 1.69 fl Oz tub I'm not sure if I'll be investing in some any time soon I might need to stick to something a little more in my non existent price range but if that's the amount you'd normally spend I'd totally, totally recommend it!! 

Until next time...

Have you had any bargains lately? What moisturiser would you recommend?

p.s. Manuka Doctor products contain bee venom so please don't use if you're allergic (sorry, mum!)

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