Beauty | Lush "The Comforter" Shower Cream

The Comforter is a berrylicous aroma that Lush fans all over the world will recognize and love. The bubble bar is one of my staple lush products so I was overjoyed when they brought out a shower cream to match it.
"A cuddle in a bottle" the good people at Lush HQ called it, and boy are they right. As soon as I got a whiff of the famous scent I was practically powerless to resist buying a bottle (or five). It's truly a god-sent that I can buy this creamy goodness by the kilo, although it does make storage a bit of a tricky task mind you.

One of my favourite elements of the cream is its fabulous warm pink shade with hints of glitter here, there and everywhere. If you're not familiar with the scent, it reminds me of the love child of the snow fairy scent and good ol' ribena; simply delicious. It's like covering yourself in a blanket of berry-goodness of a morning.
Now that I've finished raving about the true beauty of the scent I must note that it's a true skin softening savior. I find some shower products to be ever-so slightly drying for the skin but this has never been the case with the Lush shower range and I'm happy to announce that this product only furthers their reputation. I do believe it has rather a lot to do with the cream formula of the product; it's a darn sight more nourishing than its gel formula cousins tend to be. It lathers up just the perfect amount and my skin felt revitalized as soon as I washed it off. Using it of a morning also left my skin smelling incredible for the rest of the day; what more can you ask for?
(Side note - I do love me the little hilarious messages Lush pop on the side of their products, they add so much character)
Overall The Comforter Shower Cream is perfect if you're after a shower buddy that makes everyday a blissful spa day whilst adding a little bit of shimmer to the mix. But is it as good as a cuddle? All I'm going to say is my boyfriend sure does have some solid competition.
"The Comforter" Shower Cream retails from £4.95 to £27.95 and is available online here.

Food | Muriel's Kitchen, Soho

Back in March I spend an afternoon in Soho having the true pleasure of indulging many of my favourite past times in a single sitting… tea, cake, vintage-style crockery, friends and gossip. Popping out for afternoon tea was one of the points on my 101 in 1001 so I was ever so glad to be able to tick it off, particularly in the capital.

Myself and two of my best chums had found ourselves in London town for a day celebrating the first of our eighteenth birthdays, and the day was eagerly awaited following months of top secret planning on the part of the two youngest of our group (myself included). The piece de resistance of the gift were tickets to see Wicked on the West End, a show whose delights only myself out of the three of us had witnessed prior to this occasion. Wicked was as incredible as usual and - as expected - I sobbed my way through most of the show, much to the amusement of my friends.

No theatre trip would be complete without a bite to eat ahead of the show and we chose to surprise the birthday lady with a gorgeous afternoon tea at Muriel's Kitchen in Soho. I had captained the search for a splendid place to dine on sandwiches and cake and I must say that I was more than proud of my findings; it was the perfect afternoon treat. At just over £15 per person it is such a cost effective option in the pricy world of London afternoon teas but believe you me you do not loose any of the quality you'd expect when dining out on tea and cake.

I must note that Muriel's Kitchen could not be decorated more to my taste. The café is endless shabby chic with olive green hues and oozing quirk and charm from every nook and cranny. It has a real homely vibe which I think is a real rarity in London's dining landscape and even featured some of its seating hanging from the ceiling in swing-style. Whilst I didn't get to rest my derrière on this unique seating innovation on this occasion I really do hope I will if I return in the future; it looks delightful.
We were served a brew of our choice (and plenty of it, may I add) in a simple white teapot and vintage-style duck egg blue tea cups. I'm going to throw my hands up and admit that I'm not normally much of a tea drinker at all (I'll prepare myself to be exiled from England) but the green tea I chose was simply delicious. The afternoon tea also came with a 'berrylicious smoothie', which I believe is normally one shared between two but for whatever reason we ended up with one each which was very well received. There is also the option to have something bubbly with your food if it takes your fancy.

The tea itself was served in the most adorable way, piled high on top of a mini picnic bench. It caught the eye of many a fellow diner as it was brought out to us, might I add. The 'table' of the bench was filled with finger sandwiches galore: Wiltshire ham, coastal cheddar and pickle on granary bread, cracked black pepper and cucumber on white bread, egg mayonnaise and watercress on granary bread and smoked salmon and cream cheese on white bread. Each diner received one of each delight served on wooden skewers.
On one of the benches lay three scones; my personal favourite part of the afternoon tea. The scones are freshly baked and come teamed with clotted cream and strawberry jam (cue a lively debate around the table on which condiment has its rightful place first on the scone). On the opposing side was the naughty bit of the afternoon tea, and the true show stoppers, a delicious selection of cakes and puddings. The collection consisted of a carrot cupcake, a white chocolate and coconut blueberry meringue, a chocolate brownie bite and a banoffee pie. Each of these treats were ridiculously indulgent and much enjoyed by all.

Overall Muriel's Kitchen is truly a beacon of culinary delight. The lovely folks there served a fine array of treats which were just perfect to fill our tummies ahead of trip to the land of Oz and I will most definitely be making many a return visit with whoever I can drag (I may or may not already be pestering my boyfriend).

Can you recommend any spots for afternoon tea?

The Afternoon Tea at Muriel's Kitchen is priced at £15.75 per person and can be booked online here.

'Have Afternoon Tea' was part of my 101 in 1001. You can see what else I'm hoping to achieve here.

Thoughts | Pinch Punch I've Been Absent All Month

Okay so the title of this post maybe a teeny tiny lie because it has in fact been a good 4 months since I last tapped away on my keyboard and popped out a blog post. Oh the shame. There was good reason behind my blogging hiatus however as the (not so) wonderful world of A-Levels had to take priority in my life. But now I sit here with the world of education behind me, for now at least, and with a refreshed mind, ready to blog to my hearts content.

Oh boy I've missed this little space of mine, we're well overdue a serious catch up. It really does feel like forever since I just sat myself down and wrote about one of life’s little adventures. The pause in rambles about the shenanigans I've got up to has meant that I have more than a handful of bits and pieces I'm eagerly waiting to share, whether it be new beauty products I've fallen in love with, outfits I've styled or adventures I've been on.

A lot has changed since I last conversed with the Internet. I've entered the big scary world of adulthood by turning eighteen, waved goodbye to education and a rather amazing fella has become a huge part of my life. I also feel like I'm mentally a hell of a lot stronger than I was say sixth months back. Each of these changes have definitely helped to shape the person I am as I enter this new stage of my life. The changes may have been slight but they've been wonderful and have left me feeling ready to take on the world.

Now what is to become of my little portion of the web? I'm aiming to compose and publish a post three times a week - Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. I've decided to not label each weekday with a type of post, choosing to instead let my mind compose whatever it desires.

So ladies, gents, fairies and unicorns, I hope you're all well and I'm ever so glad to welcome you to Yours, Chloe. If you're a long term reader then hello old friend, I sure have missed you. For those newbies among you, why don't you make yourself a hot drink (I myself are quite partial to a fudge hot chocolate) and delve into the history of my rambles.