Monday, February 18, 2019

Adelaide Event: Cinnamon Club Sunday Feast!




Cinnamon Club
179 King William Road
Hyde Park
SA 5061


Hi guys! Recently I was lucky enough to attend a delightful Sunday Feast at the Cinnamon Club's new Hyde Park restaurant! It was a wonderful afternoon filled with delicious Indian food, great wine and lovely company. I really enjoyed meeting fellow food bloggers who I'd been interacting with on Instagram but had never met in person! If you haven't checked out the new restaurant yet, I suggest you hop to it, you won't be disappointed!




The Cinnamon Club already has two established Indian restaurants located at Henley Beach and Norwood. They have won multiple food awards including Best Indian Food from The Advertiser and Best New Restaurant in the Awards for Excellence, and after sampling their delicious fare last Sunday, I can see why! The restaurant features many brightly coloured wall paintings that provide a cheerful and cultural experience during your dining adventure.





FOOD
I found the food served during our Sunday Feast to be mouth-wateringly delicious. Each dish was bursting with big, authentic Indian flavours that felt like a party in my mouth! The samosas were crispy little pockets of goodness and the array of naan breads had me on a foodie high! Each sauce was packed with flavour and the combination of flavours worked like a dream. 







The range of dishes available at The Cinnamon Club is certainly impressive, with choices to suit all tastes. The dishes include Hara Bhara Kebab, Veg Samosa and Pakosa, Tandoori Chicken Tikka, Murgh Malai Tikka, Cheese Naan, Garlic Naan and Cottage Cheese and Spinach Dumplings ~ they were all coming out on platters. Some of the larger dishes included Beef Vindaloo, Saag, Vegetarian Platter, Four Faces of Vindaloo, Biryani and Masala Dosa.








WINES
A special mention goes to the wines provided on the day by The Lanes Vineyard, located in the Adelaide Hills. I love supporting local businesses and after thoroughly enjoying The Lane Vineyard Block 10 Sauvignon Blanc with its vibrant citrussy flavour and clean finish, I'll definitely be seeking out their wines in the future. I also had a glass of their red, which was high quality and delicious, matching perfecting with the food on offer.







SERVICE
The staff were friendly and attentive, happily posing for photos and positioning the platters so all of us food bloggers could snap away at the gorgeous food!

FUN FACT!
The Hyde Park restaurant also has a Function Room perfect for your next event.

HOT TIP!
Be sure to check out the delightful wall paintings next to the toilets, they're so colourful and beautiful!

Thanks so much to The Cinnamon Club and Mercy Me Marketing for putting together such a fabulous afternoon filled with fun, new friends, fabulous Indian food and fantastic local wines!






You can like the Cinnamon Club on Facebook and check out The Lane Vineyard website




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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Mecca Beauty Loop Level 1 Box




Hi guys! It's Mecca Beauty Loop box time again, can you believe it? It always seems to come around super fast (or maybe that's just me). Anyway, let's have a look inside the Level 1 box, shall we?



Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Patina
I'm loving the flattering dusky pink shade of this liquid lipstick from Stila. This is definitely a colour I'd normally go for. I'm noticing as I get older that bold, bright shades make my lips look thinner and it's the nude hues that improve my appearance (I mean I've known this for ages, but been in denial, haha). This feels great going on and is a very light formula. However, it dries down super fast and I'm not that keen on the lip feel once it's dry. I'll have to give this a few more tries.

Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter
In my opinion this 5ml sample doesn't smell very pleasant, although it does feel nice during application. It absorbs into the skin quickly, but the deal breaker for me is the dreaded rubbing off of the product. It balls up, thus making makeup application over the top a pain in the arse. I'm quite disappointed that I can't use this as a base for makeup and might just use it as a body moisturiser instead.

Elemis Peptide4 Night Recovery Cream-Oil
I loved the subtle fragrance of this 2ml sample. It had a really light texture and was a joy to apply. I couldn't be stuffed trying to disperse the remaining product into a sample pot for later, so I just used the whole lot, applying the leftover to my neck and arms. This left my complexion glowing and my skin felt soft and nourished.

Verso Antioxidant Turmeric Booster
I haven't tried this 2ml sample sachet yet, but I'm keen to see how it goes!



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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Priceline's 2018 Product Picks + SALE ALERT!




Hi guys! Happy New Year! I've enjoyed an extended break, having returned from my Cruise a few weeks ago. Now school has started for the year, I can get back into blogging, so here we go! First up, I was gifted a generous bundle of products from Priceline recently, and the theme was 'the Priceline PR Team's 2018 Product Picks'. I love this idea, because we are all time poor thesedays, so if a bunch of favourite products are recommended by those in the know, they are sure to be amazing, and well worth trying. Let's take a look!


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SALE ALERT! Priceline Pharmacy will be holding a massive SALE starting Thursday 31 January with 40 - 50% Off Suncare, Skincare and Tanning! So a lot of the products featured here will be greatly discounted, if anything takes your fancy. I've added in the sales prices below. This sale will end on Saturday 2 February. END SALE ALERT LOL!
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Gabby recommends: CINCH Face Cheat(er) Moisturising Cream + Glow and SOLINOTES Eau De Parfum.
Perfect for busy gals, the Cinch Face Cheat(er) is the ideal multi-tasker, as it moisturises, primes and refines pores. I love applying a product that can do it all; it cuts down my beauty routine which means more time for sleeping! This feels great and absorbs quickly too! (usually $39.99, now on sale for $23.99)
The SoliNotes perfumes are a revelation! I've recently discovered the Vanilla and Orange Blossom ones which work beautifully together. In this package I received the Rose one, which is absolutely divine (it helps that I'm a sucker for rose scents). This range is designed to either be worn alone or mixed and matched, so you can create your own unique scent. Gabby's faves are Rose, Vanilla and Musk.

Sophie recommends: MINETAN Color Create Foam, Color Create Base Tan Drops and Bronze On Applicator Mitt
Personally I'm not really into fake tanning, but if Sophie loves Minetan, it must be effective, as she's an avid fake tanner! This range features four different shade drops to choose from, so you can customise the clear based tan to your desired look. The soft velvet tanning mitt eliminates messy hands and facilitates a smooth, even, streak-free application. The express tan can be washed off after an hour if you desire or left on longer for a deeper tan. (Color Create Foam usually $29.99 now on sale for $17.99, Color Create Base Tan Drops 4 pk usually $14.99 now on sale for $8.99 and Applicator Mitt usually $7.99 now on sale for $4.79)

Nicolette recommends: ETHIQUE Shampoo and Conditioner Bars and KISS Blooming Lashes (Peony)
I received the Ethique Shampoo Bar in Pinkalicious. Ethique was the world's first zero waste beauty company, which is quite an accolade! This solid shampoo smells like pink grapefruit and vanilla and contains Samoan coconut and cocoa butter. I can't wait to try this!
The Kiss Blooming Lashes are quite unique in that they are multi-layered, so instead of a one-dimensional look, you get volume and va-va-voom! I've tried these babies out and although they are a little heavier than what I'm used to, they look amazing from all angles and are well worth persevering with. My pick: the KISS Lash Couture Strip Lash Adhesive in Black (sold separately) is seriously the best lash glue I've tried, while we're talking Kiss.

Geraldine recommends: THE BASE COLLECTIVE Magnesium Oil and GARNIER Pure Charcoal Tissue Mask with Black Algae
Geraldine loves using The Base Collective Magnesium Oil on her sore muscles after the gym, and I think she's onto something! I've tried spritzing the refreshing spray onto my calf muscles and lower back and I feel like the pain has lessened. Love the stylish packaging too! (Usually $20.99 now on sale for $12.59)
I am so bad at getting around to using my face masks, but this Garnier Pure Charcoal Tissue Mask with Black Algae has me intrigued. It's infused with charcoal and clears the skin by drawing out dirt, oil and impurities, leaving it soft and refreshed. I'm ready for a long overdue Sunday pamper session! (Usually $4.99 now on sale for $2.99)




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