HALLOWEEN BOO'S


TRICK OR TREAT?

Following on from my previous post, where choosing between the options of staying in or going out this Halloween weekend, I offered up the option of staying in to devour the spooky treats from the Hotel Chocolat; Little Monsters Halloween Hamper. So for this post, I will be tempting you with more delicious treats, only this time they come in the form of 'Halloween themed' drinks and will be the perfect way to accompany and kickstart your Halloween night out!

I received three sample bottles, all from 31Dover.com which if you've been following my blog for a while now, you will now that because of 31Dover I have managed to find and try out many new drinks which have now become firm favourites of mine, such as the Kraken Rum!

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DEADHEAD RUM

Without a doubt, my favourite drink out of the three! Perhaps I'm a little biased as I am a big Rum drinker as it is... A spicy and rich Rum which is a great addition to cocktails and I used this Rum alongside Coke. I found the design of the bottle really creepy and was a definite head turner!

OUTERSPACE VODKA

A five time distilled Vodka with a smooth and clean taste which comes in the form of a unique and instantly recognisable, Alien Head. I found the design to be really striking and I mixed the Vodka with Lemonade to keep it refreshing!

CRYSTAL HEAD VODKA

Similar to the Outerspace Vodka in the sense that it felt smooth down my throat and I mixed this with Lemonade. I also love the design of the bottle!

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When buying your chosen drinks from 31Dover.com, they offer Next Day Delivery ensuring that you get your drinks in time... For more drinks and a wide selection, click here!

Have you ordered from 31Dover before? Have you tried any of the drinks that were mentioned? Which is your favourite alcoholic beverage? Don't forget to hit the like button down below, and leave me a comment to reply to!


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SUMMER DRINKS WITH 31DOVER


I love nothing more than to socialise and relax on a warm Summer's evening with a cold and refreshing beverage, and courtesy of 31Dover, I have been able to try out some new drinks!

31Dover sent over 2 bottles of alcoholic beverages, both of which are ideal for the warmer weather!

CIROC LIMITED EDITION SUMMER COLADA

Summer Colada by Ciroc is the first limited edition bottle to be released from the brand and is inspired by the refreshing 'Pina Colada' cocktail. Layered with the Ciroc Vodka, it is blended with natural pineapple flavours with coconut essence. I found the drink to be very tasty and tropical, without feeling too fruity and overpowering! I mixed this with Lemonade and found it to be really refreshing! You can purchase Ciroc Limited Edition Summer Colada here.

ALUNA COCONUT RUM

Out of the two, the Coconut Rum from Aluna was my favourite! I am a big Rum drinker as it is anyway, and this was one I enjoyed drinking the most. From the first sip, it felt incredibly warm down the throat and had a real authentic feel to it. I mixed the Coconut Rum with Coke and with Rum's I find that sometimes it can leave me feeling a little bloated and heavy, however with this Rum, it felt much lighter! You can purchase Aluna Coconut Rum here.

Have you tried either of these drinks before? If so, what are your thoughts? Have you shopped with 31Dover before? What did you buy? What is your favourite drink to have throughout Summer? Do let me know, as I would love to hear from you and don't forget to click that 'like' button below!


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ULTIMATE VALENTINE'S GIFT GUIDE 2017


With less than a week to go now until Valentine's Day, I have put together a Gift Guide for your special loved one! But if like me you are single, then why not go ahead and treat yourself regardless!? 

I have chosen a few of my favourite gifts ranging from fragrances, to food and drink, finishing off with some little treats! I hope you enjoy this Gift Guide, and I hope these inspire you with some ideas!

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FRAGRANCE:

FOR HER -

FOR HIM - 

Marc Jacobs - Daisy; Eau So Fresh/Kiss

I have lost count with the amount of ladies in my life who are in love with this fragrance! A sweet, yet fruity scent and one that will instantly make you a winner in any girls eyes! 

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Viktor & Rolf - Flowerbomb

Another classic ladies fragrance; Flowerbomb! Similar to the Mens Spicebomb version in the sense that they are both very strong when it comes to sillage.

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Narcisco Rodriguez - For Her; Fleur Musc

I find that the bottle of this looks like an enlarged, elegant version of nail varnish.. Just me? Anyway! A floral yet musky scent with vibrant notes.

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Chloé - A Love Story

A clean fragrance that is equally as floral as it is citrusy! Perfect for the upcoming Spring season! 

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Davidoff - Horizon Extreme

A woody, spicy fragrance that has incredible longevity and can give you many compliments!

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Viktor & Rolf - Spicebomb

My first ever fragrance, and one I will always go back to due to it's stunning scent, and the powerful sillage it leaves behind.  

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Issey Miyake - L'eau D'Issey Pour Homme Noir Ambre

An oriental scent that feels warm and sweet. Perfect for a nighttime, and the bottle is just as stunning as the fragrance!      

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Tom Ford - Extreme

A strong, solid masculine scent. One I believe should be in Tom Ford's Private Blend Collection, it's that good. A woody, earthy fragrance and one that lasts for hours upon your skin!

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FOOD AND DRINK:

Hotel Chocolat - The Valentines Pick Me Up

Chocolates from Hotel Chocolat are always a guaranteed way to make somebody feel good! Within this little goody box you get;

  1. Shortbread covered in 50% Milk Chocolate
  2. 6 white hearts flavoured with Passion Fruit 
  3. A slab of caramel-milk chocolate covered in puddles and florentines
  4. 2 hearts, one containing a hint of chilli (my favourite!) and the other, their signature praline

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Kraken Black Spiced Rum

I had been sent a little sample of Kraken Rum last year from 31Dover.com, and ever since that sample, I have been hooked. Honestly, it is all I ever drink now! It is sublime. I drink this with Coke as I have found it to mix perfectly, although I am looking for new mixers and cocktail suggestions to use Kraken Rum with? Any help? 

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GIFTS:

TK Maxx - Stags Head

A gift bought for me a couple of years ago, that I have found instantly grabs peoples attention wherever this is placed within my house. (It is also heavily featured in some of my YouTube videos that you may have seen!) Stunning, slick and bold, a must have for any man after something eye catching for their room!

Now, as with TK Maxx stores only stocking certain items, I have included the link for their website so you're able to find similar options to the stag and I have also found an alternative to the one photographed.

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Jo Malone - Mens Cologne Collection Gift Set #JustBecause

As a huge fan of all things Jo Malone, I was flattered when I had received their Mens Cologne Collection containing 5 of their miniature fragrances; 

  1. Dark Amber & Ginger Lily
  2. Grapefruit
  3. Amber & Lavender
  4. Wood Sage & Sea Salt
  5. Incense & Cedrat

As part of their #JustBecause campaign, in each of their boutiques, they are currently personalising each gift with a special message for your loved one! Your chosen gift will be wrapped with a 'Just Because' ribbon, and will feature your personal message on a gift card. Why? Well, just because!

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Blossoming Gifts - 50 Red Roses

I love roses, any type of rose, I absolutely love! So when Blossoming Gifts sent over this beautiful bouquet of 50 red roses, I was immediately won over! As a special treat to you, my readers, I can exclusively share with you a discount code of a whopping 33% to ensure your loved one will receive a special bouquet of flowers in time for Valentines!

DISCOUNT CODE: BGIFTS33

I would also like to point out, that I received these flowers on Friday 3rd February, and are still in perfect condition now, on Wednesday 8th February! Blossoming Gifts also offer Next Day Delivery when you order by 9pm.

*Please note that the code does not include those in the 'flowers by post' range, but is included on everything else!*

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Have you tried any of these gifts mentioned in my Gift Guide? Which is your favourite? Have you any ideas of what you will be getting your loved one this year for Valentines? Perhaps if you're single, will you be treating yourself to anything? Do let me know your thoughts down below, and don't forget to click that like button! 

PS. Have a wonderful Valentines whatever your plans are. X


FESTIVE DRINKS WITH 31DOVER


I recently received a small selection of drinks by Chase for Christmas from 31Dover.com, and having tasted the Chase Vodka many times before, it had felt as though Christmas had come early! If you are still yet to have your Christmas Party, or you're in need of a few drinks ideas, then hopefully this will help! 31Dover.com's last orders for Christmas Delivery is the 22nd December, so be quick.. Oh did I mention, they also have a sale on?

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The selection of Chase drinks that I received were;

  • Rhubarb Vodka
  • Extra Dry Gin (accompanied with a free hip flask)
  • Marmalade Vodka
  • English Potato Vodka

RHUBARB VODKA

I chose to have the Rhubarb Vodka mixed with Lemonade, and found this blended perfectly and made for a really refreshing drink! Definitely one I could imagine having when Spring/Summer comes back around, and I particularly liked the subtle pinkness to this beverage. Chase recommend serving with a Vanilla Pod in a Champagne Cocktail, which supposedly tastes like 'Rhubarb Crumble', so I am eager to try this recipe out!

*Please note, the current design of the bottle has since been updated! You can see the new design here.*

EXTRA DRY GIN

I'll be honest, I dislike Gin-based drinks as I find Gin slightly too bitter for me.. Having said that however, I must admit that when I tried the Extra Dry Gin mixed with Tonic, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would have been. I thought that the bow on the bottle was a great touch, and really enforced the 'Britishness' to the Chase brand! The Extra Dry Gin also comes with a free hip-flask! 

MARMALADE VODKA

By far, my favourite Chase beverage! I actually drank this as a shot, and found that it stood well on its own with the flavours of the orange and marmalade remaining prominent.

ENGLISH POTATO VODKA

This is the Chase Vodka that I had already tasted prior to receiving the bundle, and is one of my favourite Vodkas! I usually have this with lemonade and ice, and is often my go-to drink!

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Overall, a great bundle of drinks by Chase, and one that has introduced new flavours and ideas for many cocktails! You can view many more products by Chase over on the 31Dover.com website here!

Have you tried any of the Chase beverages before? Which was your favourite? Do you have a go-to drink, if so, what is it? Don't forget to hit that like button down below, and leave me a comment! I would love to hear from you all. 


HALLOWEEN DRINKS WITH 31DOVER


I've made no secret of the fact that I love a good night out! Socialising with my friends, meeting new people, and with Halloween just days away, I was truly ecstatic to have received 3 sample bottles from 31DOVER.com in time for the Halloween's events! Each bottle of the spirit that I received were all specifically picked out for Halloween.

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KRAKEN BLACK SPICED RUM

I am a huge rum-based lover, especially when it's spiced/dark. So this, without a doubt was my favourite out of the three! I mixed the Black Spiced Rum with Coke, and found that it mixed perfectly. 

CRYSTAL HEAD VODKA

Slightly off topic, but I must mention that this was the most aesthetically pleasing out of the three, and one I will use as an 'Instagram' prop for future reference.. Anyway! I mixed the Vodka with Lemonade, and found it to blend well. Also, Vodka mixed with Lemonade is my go-to drink when I'm wanting a good time!

PATRON XO CAFE COFFEE LIQUEUR WITH SILVER TEQUILA

I wasn't a huge fan of the Tequila spirit beforehand, so it came as a pleasant surprise to find that I actually enjoyed this drink! I couldn't taste the Tequila as much, primarily due to the fact that the coffee taste was very prominent. I didn't mix the Coffee Liqueur with Silver Tequila with anything, instead taking it as a shot and found it to be smooth and creamy!

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31Dover.com offers Next Day Delivery on all drinks stocked, and with the enormous selection of drinks, I couldn't think of a more perfect excuse to have a good Halloween weekend... 

Have you ordered from 31Dover before? Have you tried any of the drinks that were mentioned? Which is your favourite alcoholic beverage? Don't forget to hit the like button down below, and leave me a comment to reply to!


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