Sunday, 19 April 2015

The Yorkshire Soap co

Whilst in York I came across the Yorkshire soap company, the amount of times I go to York I have never noticed this shop. When I went in I described it as a fancy Lush but with very affordable prices especially with there soaps,so much cheaper than the lush soaps (apart from one kind...).
I was greeted into the shop with very disney like songs and then 2 mary poppins songs started to play followed by a willy wonka song, I felt like I was in heaven. None of these things I have yet to use (We already have a soap on the go so we can't use these just yet)

Two things I picked up were from the Easter collection sale, both Soaps. The first I picked up is featured in the second image and it is a Chocolate easter egg soap, This smells exactly like chocolate!! It is shaped like one half of an easter egg and coated with a light dusting of glitter.
The next soap from the easter collection is an Easter cake slice, Each slice is pretty generous, some slices can be a tad bigger than others. The soap is a light Green/ Yellow, on top we have a small dollop of soap (resembling the icing) with a little chick on top also a little 'Happy Easter' confetti piece. This has a light floral scent.

The next two things I picked up is general things they always have. I picked up one of the Bath Truffle's, this is presented like a mini cupcake with a blue rose on top. This again has a light floral scent and like I said at the beginning I am yet to use these so I cant give a full review on what Its like.  The last thing is a lettuce and cucumber soap, My mum picked this up to try. This is type of soap is made for very sensitive skin.

Chocolate Egg- £2.40
Cake Slice- £4 (usual cake slices of soap are £5
Bath truffle- £2.50
Lettuce and cucumber soap- £3

 I cant wait to get back to York and visit this shop again...definitely one of my new favourites.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Instagram Week

I have been very snap happy on Instagram this past week so I thought Id share with you some pictures from the week. All the photos have been taken in and around York.

Macaroons from Bettys - Betty's mini cafe - Pancakes from Sand witches - York Minster - York cocoa house (YUM!) - River - Museum Gardens - Minster again - Yorkshire Soap company purchases - Gardens - Betty's Hot chocolate - Bettys again

Monday, 13 April 2015

Sand Witches

While in York last week, we were wandering around trying to find somewhere to get something to eat, we wanted something not to fussy and inexpensive. We ended up coming across a place in the shambles called 'Sand Witches'. The cafe main speciality is sandwiches with a huge variety to choose from, Out of all of the sandwiches they made the one thing that caught my eye was 'Hot American Pancakes'. So I had 3 American pancakes with lemon and sugar with two dolops of wiped cream either side.

The rooms in the cafe were themed, we ended up sitting in the music room. This was plastered with quotes from musicians, Pictures of Blondie, Bowie and Iggy Pop, another half of the room was Jazz inspired. We stayed on the good music side with Bowie, On one wall there was a section of some bands from Yorkshire (pictured above) and my favourite 5 Kaiser Chiefs were featured. The top floor was film inspired.

If you ever visit York I highly recommend this place to eat, inexpensive and super scrummy!