Monday, 9 March 2015

The Library of Fragrance - Gin & Tonic Cologne Spray Review

So, first off I bloody love gin. Yeah. I said it. 

Now that's out of the way, I'll get on with it. When I read the words Gin & Tonic and perfume, I did a little squeal. 

I'd heard about some of the more unusual offerings from Library of Fragrance and have always been intrigued to have a niff myself.

This is my first Library of Fragrance perfume and I love it!

They say:

Ah... a G&T. End of the day refreshment, best served strong and sweet with a citrus twist. A light, crisp fragrance with a splash of juniper, our Gin & Tonic fragrance has the power to revitalise at any time, anywhere.

I think that the scent is lovely and fresh. The citrus smell perks you up and doesn't have an artificial scent, like some perfumes do. Perfect for every day wear.

It's not too sweet and would be suitable as a unisex fragrance, which I like. 

My brother (also a member of the gin fan club) said it reminded him of a CK perfume he had.

I've read that they're good to mix too to create your own unique fragrance, so I'll definitely be giving that a go & I can't wait to try some of the others now!

Have you tried any of the Library if Fragrance scents before? What is your favourite?

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Hen Dos & Don'ts...

My friends are getting married. All of them. It's bloody lovely.

One of my best friends is marrying one of my uni pals this Summer. I was absolutely thrilled when she asked me to be a bridesmaid.

The last time, in fact the only time I've been a bridesmaid was in about 1992. It was a family friends traditional Orthodox Greek wedding and from what I remember, it was bloody awesome.

Obviously as I was only 7, I didn't have any involvement in hen do stuff.

I've been to a few hen dos in my time, ranging from super cheesy ones through to doing circus skills for my sister-in-laws do.

Now, at age 30 I am involved in the planning of my best friends hen do. Slight panic ensued.

I did events management at university. And all of a sudden I'm involved in the planning of one of my best friends biggest events of her life! Eep!

With this in mind, Red7 shared some of their handy hints for hen do planning with me & I would say that they are pretty spot on!

10 Hen Do Commandments

1. It’s all about the hen – keep her at the centre of attention, always.

2. Choose an activity that will be two things – enjoyable and memorable.

3. Delegate the planning to no more than three people – we all know how “too many cooks in the kitchen” pans out…

4. Consult with the hen on her social media preferences. Some may want a live stream of tagged photos, others may be a little more private.

5. Who said there can only be one do? Try a wild hen night with the girls then a tamer do to celebrate with the family.

6. Guest list is key, so tailor activities accordingly. The hen might love a stripper but will her future mother-in-law be as keen?

7. Ensure all party members are comfortable with the budget. Nobody wants to feel priced out.

8. Find a hotel in the city centre or near activities. Trying to herd a group of tipsy hens in and out of taxis could be a challenge.

9. Allow for time in between your activities. Don’t over fill the weekend so you feel rushed.

10. Keep communication within the group simple. Too much detail and ambiguity allows for too much opinion – surprises are much more fun.

My friend suggested that all the bridesmaids met up to get to know each other, which was a really fun thing to do and it meant that we could do some planning in an informal way. And drink prosecco. Obviously!

Have you ever had to plan a hen do? Do you have any other tips? 

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Still here...


It's been over six months since I last posted anything so I guess this is just a quick post to say I'm still alive..!

A lot has happened since August.

I started my new job, which I love.

I got some new tattoos.

My brother got married.

I went to Berlin.

I ran and completed the Berlin Marathon.

I turned 30.

I went to New York.

I went to lots of gigs.

I caught up with friends.

I made lots of plans for 2015.

I promise it won't be six months until my next post...

Photo credit: My incredibly talented friend Teresa. She rocks.

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