31 July 2014

L.vida Sweet Dream Korean Nail Polish

Oh pretty nail polish! These pictures are actually from a few weeks ago and this post has been sat in my 'drafts' for a little while waiting for me to finish it, and I'd almost forgotten how much I liked this polish! 

Sweet Drem L.vida swatches

You may not be over familiar with L.vida - they're a Korean brand and this polish, Sweet Dream, came as part of a rather extensive polish order when they were all half price for a limited time on the Memebox site

Most of the polishes I ordered with plain ones in an array of colours - but a couple of fancy/glittery ones made it into the mix and I just loved the pretty pale purple colour and mad splotchy glitter of Sweet Dream. 

korean nail polish

The polish itself isn't the thickest, so a few coats were needed to make sure the colour was totally opaque - but this also gave a little more allowance to get all the confetti bits spread about evenly. The bits (I don't want to say 'glitter' as it's not really shiny!) come in a variety of sizes and in a range of contrasting colours - from teeny white specks to the great big pink hearts -  the result being a pretty random and unique finish that I'm just crazy about! 

l.vida fun polish

Oh I forgot one of my favourite things! I must have taken it off this one before photographing but each of the bottles comes with a little flower attached on elastic around the handle bit - very pretty! (Or possibly a bit tacky depending on how you look at it, but I'm easily pleased by things - plus if you don't like them you can just pull it off as above!) 

There's a great range of gorgeous colours and full price these come in at $6 each for the plain ones and $7 for the fancier ones, which is not a bad price at all - BUT it's even better then there is an offer on like currently where the polishes are all $3-$4 each - bargain! 

I can't say how long the offer will be on, these things disappear quite quickly, so if there's any interest I'd pop over ASAP and have a look! All the discounted bits and pieces can be found on the Special Offers section of the site! 

30 July 2014

Memebox Milk Box

Sooo many Memebox posts! If these start to get boring do tell me! But I'm off on various school holiday adventures this week leaving me with little blogging time and energy - so I'm just finishing off half-started posts for now! 

This little beauty is the Memebox Milk Box - I have no idea why this one appealed to me as much as it did, but I knew I was looking forward to receiving it - and I wasn't disappointed! It was a heavy box, wall packed full of products - and here's what I got:

korean beauty products with milk

Hello Everybody Bubble Bath Steam Milk 25g ($4) - I always like new bath products and this whole concept is new to me - it's a powder that apparently creates 'abundant steam bubbles'. It contains skin nourishing ingredients (like almond oil, chamomile and rosemary leaf) but more importantly it smells incredible even through the packet!

pure smile milk mask

Pure Smile Milk Mask Pack ($1) - A sheet mask, common in Memeboxes, that is rich in milk protein nutrients to smooth out uneven skin texture. I do love sheet masks but hardly ever thing to use them - oops!


Hello Everybody Nature Holic Body Lotion Milk 300ml ($25) - This huge bottle of body lotion must have been in large part responsible for the weight of the box - it's pretty hefty! It's made from organic goat milk for a gentle and fast-acting moisture boost.

korean lip mask

Pure Smile Choosy Lip Pack Milk ($1) - I've seen these funny little lip masks before but never used one - this one will supposedly 'revive the juicy glow of my lips'!

Pure Smile Choosy Lip Scrub ($11) - I got this in 'Chamomile Milk', though other boxes came with a 'Peach Milk'. It's not very scrubby - those expecting the ultra-exfoliation of the Lush lip scrubs for instance might be a little disappointed. It's more like a thick lip balm with a few little scrubby bits in.

donkey milk in face cream

Skin Ceramic Donkey Milk and Argan Oil Multi Steam Cream 100g ($34) - This was straight up my favourite product of the box, just based on the name. When I opened it up and say the amazing tin the cream comes in I was even happier - really, just how cute is that?! I imagine the cream is pretty hot-stuff too, as I love the really light texture of Steamcream, and apparently donkey milk is mega-nutritious! 


Enesti Rice & Mmilk Foaming Cleanser 120ml ($15) - I've not tried this nice looking foaming cleanser yet, but Hayley has and raved on about it in her post here about the box so I'm really looking forward to trying it - I just have too many cleansers on the go already at the minute! 

The Milk Box cost $23 + postage (that's all US dollars btw - if you're not familiar with memebox and how it all works there's a but of a run-down on my last meme post!), which I think was great value for the product-crammed box! 

Sadly this box is currently down as sold out but there's plenty of other amazing boxes on the site - the newest one, the Thumbs Up Superbox - is full of the most 'liked products from previous boxes so would be a great place to start (or, y'know, continue!)... 

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29 July 2014

Jeanette's Cakery - Saltaire

Those who didn't hear me panicking about an updated Yorkshire Tea Trail List on twitter the other day may not have heard (or more likely, don't really care) that I've given up on my attempt to visit all the suggested spots. A bit more on the reasons for me throwing in the towel can be found here, but it'll be nice to be able to concentrate on just going for nice tea in places I really like the look of. And the first place that occurred to me was the lovely Jeanette's Cakery in Saltaire

Cute vintage tea room yorkshire

It wasn't my first visit to the adorable vintage tea room, I'd popped over earlier in the year with a couple of right lovely bloggers but while Hayley wrote about her experience here, and Faith here - I never actually put together a post last time! (Too many tea rooms, not enough time!)

jeanettes cakery

I can imagine the long-suffering fella of mine is more than happy to see the back of my tea room ambitions, but had no problem at all in accompanying me up here, especially since it's just up the road and serves 'proper food' (he had a cheese and ham toastie). He was also a big fan of the vintage Coca-Cola merchandise spotted around the cafe in amongst the other cute nick-nacks. 

saltaire cafe

I ordered myself the afternoon tea - finger sandwiches, jam and cream scone and one of the Jeanettes Cakery signature cupcakes. This, along with a pot of really good loose leaf afternoon tea, came to a very modest price (of approximately £8 but can't remember exactly!) and was served on this beautiful cake stand.

afternoon tea jeanettes cakery

Sandwich wise, I got to pick two fillings from the standard sandwich menu. I'm always happy to avoid smoked salmon on an Afternoon Tea, so opted instead for the Roast Ham & Mustard Mayonnaise, and Cucumber and Cream Cheese. Both were delicious, but the cucumber/cream cheese combo being especially suited to the hot weather - it's a sandwich filling I really should consider more at home! 

little afternoon tea sandwiches saltaire

Though I've got nothing against fruit scones really, I'm always happy to see a plain one. There's something about those fat sultanas hat stick out of the scone that I find really unappealing! This was beautiful - the dusting of icing sugar adding to the sweetness of the jam and the light, freshly whipped cream finishing the whole lot off nicely! 

scones at jeanettes cakery saltaire

The cupcake was what I was most excited about though! I just missed out on the Raspberry Ripple one on my previous visit - they'd just sold the last one - so it was my first choice this time round (though not an easy one!). Squidgy sponge and a tonne of butter cream, topped off with just a splash of raspberry sauce made this a sure fire hit with me, and the other two cupcakes I bought to take home with me proved equally as delicious! 

jeanettes cakery cute cupcakes

Thoroughly caked out by this point, there was no hope of me on this occasion trying one of the fabulous sounding ice cream sundaes now being offered at the cafe - but I definitely aim to make another visit for one!

27 July 2014

Sunday Soak - Bubble T Cosmetics

I love tea, and I love baths - it's not all that often I really get to combine both these passions in one good long soak but when the opportunity presents itself, it obviously make me very happy. Well, lucky little me has had this very opportunity this week, in the form of these awesome products from Bubble T Cosmetics

bath stuff with tea

Firstly, isn't that a great name? Obviously inspired by the weird and wonderful drink that is bubble tea, but 'bubbles' definitely has a bath-time ring to it too, evoking deep-filled bubble baths and rich foamy body washes. As well as just regular old tea, which is obviously always amazing. 

The packaging is rather fetching too, fun and bright, with the colours signifying which of the brands three ranges each product belongs to. 

The red, for example, means the shower gel I was sent (£8) belongs to the 'restoring' range, with hibiscus and acai berry tea. It's a glorious scent, fruity and sweet - due in part I'd assume to the wild strawberry base. All the main ingredients here have properties other than their awesome fragrances - hibiscus tea is rich in vitamin C, acia berries help smooth wrinkles, and strawberry helps relieve insomnia! Altogether the add up to a rather lovely shower gel, that has managed to make me feel clean even in this opressively sweaty and gross weather! 

bubble t shower gel

Showers are good, especially in the recent heat, but you know that as far as I;m concerned a good bath takes some beating! I also received a lovely tube of the 'Stimulate' bath bombs. A tube of 7 is £6 and I'm sure one would have done the bath nicely, this morning I felt like I needed a lot of stimulating so threw two in for good measure! 

The fragrance of this one is Lemongrass and Green Tea. I absolutely adore the scent of lemongrass, it's one of my favourite scents - such a fresh and powerful aroma is definitely stimulating! The sharpness of the fragrance is balanced out nicely by the addition or green tea, and the overall effect is wonderful. 

bubble t cosmetics

The third range from Bubble T cosmetics is the 'reviving' range, the basis of which is Moroccan Mint Tea. I've not tried any of the products in this range, but I have drunk my fair share of Moroccan mint tea and know how reviving that can be - so can imagine the shower stuff to be a treat too! 

I can only really respect and appreciate the company's dedication to tea and great products, and highly recommend this lot! You can find the guys on twitter here to say hello to and more out about the brand and all their lush products on their website here

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26 July 2014

Memebox Superbox #31 - Herbal Cosmetics

I get all my post delivered to work and I can see the postman coming well before he gets to me through the window in my office - it's always exciting when I see him carrying one of the bright pink boxes that can only mean one thing - Memebox Day! The most recently delivered of my extensive back-order was the Memebox Superbox #31 - Herbal Cosmetics

herbal ingredients in korean beauty products

I'm sure most of you who read this blog regularly know all about my Memebox obsession, but just case anyone is new here (hi!) or stumbled upon this spot by accident, here's a quick overview borrowed form a previous post:

 A very special and awesome beauty box company, Memebox are based in Korea, the home of the worlds most exciting beauty developments, but ship these fabulous beauty delights around the world providing a fantastic opportunity for us to try out some of the most cutting edge innovations and cutest design ideas available. Rather than a monthly subscription box, Memebox regularly release new boxes along specific beauty themes (ones currently available include things like Tea Cosmetics,  Vitamin Care, and The OMG Special Box - full of the weirdest and wackiest products the nation has to offer, for example). Though there is also a monthly 'Global Box', unthemed and filled with a variety of products, too. Boxes are priced between $15 and $39 (that's US dollars, so actual cost will depend on current exchange rate!) depending on size and value, and standard shipping costs around $7, though there are often deals and discounts to be had! Also, most if not all the products are full sized, no teeny samples here!

Now lets see what came in this one! 

best ever cleanser for removing make up

Calmia Herb Cleansing Oil Gel ($18) - I've only used this once so far, so this far from a thorough review, but I do like a good oil cleanser. This one contains lavender, rosemary, chamomile, basil leaf and free tea extracts - single-handedly ticking a lot of the 'herbal' boxes.  It's got a gel-like consistency that foams ever so slightly when using it, and promises a thorough deep clean. 


Calmia Rooibos Aqua Sprinkler Gel Cream 150ml ($34) - When I think 'rooibos' I think 'tea', and I've not really heard it used in cosmetics before (though it makes a lot of sense considering how well other tea based ingredients have worked in beauty products). Apparently it's an all-in-one skin booster, toner, emulsion, essence  and gel cream - and I think it's fairly obvious my skincare routine is missing a trick or two as I don't really know what many of those are, but sounds good right? I can tell that provides a really cooling (perfect in this heat!) gel-based hydration. It says it can be sprayed on like a mist, or pumped out like a gel but unfortunately my pump is broken so it doesn't do either - but it pours out ok until I can sort the pump out! 


Nasarang Herb BB Cream SPF50+ 30g ($46) - First impressions of this are good - very good. Applies easily and looks really natural, but the biggest draw is that factor 50 spf in this weather! A full review should be on its way once I've got a bit more use out of it! 

korean bath soak

Skinfood Bath Salt Honey Jasmine 80g ($3) - Despite having by far the lowest retail value of any of the products in the box, this might be the item I'm most excited about! I do love a good bath and new bath things are always exciting - this smells amazing even through the packet, and I look forward to using it soon!


Rose Mine Azulene Calming Gel 75ml ($29) - Hopefully I'll avoid getting sunburnt this year but if any unwanted rays sneak their way through my factor 50 barrier, this should help soothe and moisturise the poor tender areas.


KSkin Rose Sense 100% Essential Oil 5ml ($42) - While I'm not keen on one of the description sheets recommended uses for this product ("as your secret perfume for when you're suffering from monthly period and its annoying stench" - What?! I don't even know where to start... so for now I'm going to pretend it didn't say that), I think the product itself will come in quite handy!

It's not often I get to say this when I receive a Memebox, but this one is still available here - they normally sell out pretty quickly and are often out of stock by the time I receive them! This one is $32, making it one of the more expensive boxes but it does have plenty in! 

If this one doesn't seem like you thing there's loads of other box options to explore!

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25 July 2014

Pizza Express York Review Summer Menu

We do love a good day out in York, and the recent acquisition of the Jorvik Pastport (meaning we get into a bunch of the city's museums for free for the next 12 - well, 11 now, months) suggests we'll be spending plenty of time there in the future too - well it's always nice to have an excuse isn't it! 

We popped over at the weekend to learn wander round in the sunshine, learn about archaeology, and most importantly - eat pizza.

kid friendly restaurants in york

It can be a bit of a tricky one, eating out with kids in York, as most of the really good food places I would generally call into are pubs and it's not always easy to tell which of these are family friendly and which aren't - but pizza is always a good call and always goes down well with the little ones. Not to mention, like a lot of places in York, the Pizza Express building is rather stunning. Plus its right on the river too, which always makes you feel a bit like you are on holiday!

This is what we got:

The Drinks


hugo pizza express - elderflower and prosecco


Both the little monsters went asked for apple juice. I can't tell you much about the apple juice as I don't really like it! But as far as apple juice goes it looked nice, had a really creamy/cloudy sorta look instead of that rancid browny colour you usually get so I think it looked a lot more appealing than usual! the kids loved it anyway, and drank it all up.

Since it was a hot sunny day and it was to be a museum filled afternoon, I though it was only fair that I treat myself to a 'proper' drink and the new 'Hugo' from the Summer Menu. Prosecco, with elderflower, fresh mint and lemon over ice - it was a refreshing and delicious as it sounds!
 
Pizza Express were also very happy to provide jugs of iced water for tables too - always helpful in this heat (especially with my spicy pizza, but well get to that!)

The Starters

garlic dough balls

great simple italain starters

The little ones both ordered from the 'Piccola Menu' (which is the kids menu, in case you hadn't guessed) and they both loved the fact that this came with a starter as they never usually get one! The Piccola starter is a small portion of the delicious baked dough balls, served with little nibbly bits of salad and a choice of either garlic butter or olive oil and balsamic vinegar. I'm assuming these were primarily intended for the dough balls but Little Miss insisted her cucumber was delicious dipped in the garlic butter. I wasn't sure whether to tell her off for being insane or congratulate her for not wasting?

My starter was the Bruschetta Originale - tomato, red onion, garlic and pesto on delicious warm bread. This is such a simple thing that you should be able to make it home easily but it never ever seems to taste quite right if I do! It's my go-to Italian starter and is so fresh and light that's its perfect for hot days.

The Mains

kids meals at pizza express

pizza express childrens meals

huge spicy pizza

pizza in york

Probably the biggest surprise of the day for me is when Little Miss decided she didn't want pizza as its usually her favourite thing, but thankfully the Piccola menu caters well for pasta lovers too. The kids pasta is available with a choice of four sauces: bolognaise, bianca (b├ęchamel with mushroom), napoletana (creamy tomato) and burro (garlic butter). Devouring a tub of it on her cucumber must have given her the taste for garlic butter as that's the one she chose. I pinched a bit to 'test it out' - I personally would have struggled to eat a full bowl of plain pasta in garlic butter I think, but the bit I had was nice with the pasta cooked perfectly.

Her brother did go for pizza, and opted for the kids Pollo (chicken) Pizza. I unfortunately didn't get to try any of this one but it looked lovely and the lad ate it all up with glee so I'm guessing it tasted pretty good too!

I had pizza too, and selected the Pollo Forza Romana, one of the Summer Specials. This thing was HUGE! You can see on the picture it's size in comparison to my knife and fork, and the way it hangs of the table! Despite it's size, the really thin base means it wasn't too heavy and filling (that being said, I couldn't quite finish it all despite my best efforts!). This beast was topped with chicken marinated in smoky chilli powder, garlic and dried chilli flakes, chargrilled red & yellow peppers, roquito peppers, Gran Moravia cheese, and chilli oil as well as the usual tomato and mozzarella. It had quite the kick to it, but wasn't too spicy as to be unenjoyable - delicious!

The Desserts



summer desserts

Then came desserts - obviously the most important part of any meal! You get a kids dessert as standard with the Piccola menu, and Harry wasted no time with his mini chocolate fudge cake - I'm surprised I managed to take a picture of it, it was gone that quick!
 
All the kids meals also get finished off with a Bambinoccino, which is what's got Miss Emily all excited in this picture, while she finishes off her mini sundae. Despite it's appearance there's no coffee in there (trust me, this girl on caffeine is a terrifying idea!), just frothed milk with a sprinkling of chocolate powder. It's a really nice little touch that makes the little ones feel grown up!
 
My dessert had to be the Summer Menu's Strawberry and Cream Glory. Nothing really says summer like strawberries and cream! This massive glass of strawberry gelato, thick double cream and fresh strawberries was pretty much everything you could want in a summer dessert!
 
Well that covers the food and I've written plenty so I won't go on too much about the lovely building, the great service or anything else, other than to say we all left feeling very happy, so big thanks to Pizza Express for having us!
 
*Meal provided free of charge

24 July 2014

Korres Gift Sets

Korres are a brand I entirely associate with the summer. I don't know if it's their gorgeous fresh scents or the brands undeniable relationship with their home of sunny Greece, but I know that when the sun comes out, so do the Korres products! 

Holiday in Greece beauty

I have one more day of work left before I break up for some time in the sun, and I have some awesome Korres giftsets to help me get in the mood (not that a good week off work is hard to get in the mood for!)

It's hard to know where to start but I suppose if you are new to a brand you want to start with their flagship products, the most recognised and loved of all that they do - so here is the Best of Korres Gift Set.

travel size beauty

The first product is the White Tea Cleansing Gel. Now, obviously I'm biased towards any products that use tea as an ingredient anyway, but this is a really lovely cleanser. It's thorough but gentle, doesn't product needless skin-drying foam and doesn't leave my poor face with that horrible tight feeling. In short, this is pretty grand! The Wild Rose Moisturising and Brightening Cream is a product I'm a little more familiar with, having used it before. I adore the Wild Rose range, and my skin has never looked better than when most of my skincare routine involved these products. I'd never used the Wild Rose Instant Brightening Mask previously though, and I'm sure it'd make a great addition to the collection. the two final products making up the set are the Basil Lemon Shower Gel and Guava Body Butter


The other set I have is the Holiday In Greece collection - mmmm how nice does that sound about now? This one contains a bottle of the Aloe and Dittany Shampoo - as this is a shampoo for 'normal' hair and my hair isn't what I'd describe as 'normal', I wasn't entirely sure how I'd get on with it. In actuality - not too badly. It's got a pleasant light scent, and cleaned my hair well. I don't think it'll become a favourite simply because it's not really designed for my hair type but as a little travel sized bottle it'd be the perfect kind of thing for say, a holiday in Greece. Also in the set came the Basil Lemon Shower Gel and Body Milk, and the Guava Shower Gel and Body Butter. The Korres shower gels are firm favourites of mine, but its the body milks/butters that really stand out to me. Thick and creamy (though this seems to apply to the milk and butter both as I don't really sense a huge distinction between the two), and really moisturising. Even my dad, who hates anything scented or perfumed, liked the smell of these - and I think it's because the Korres products actually smell like the things they are supposed to smell like, rather than artificial versions of those thing, if you know what I mean. The Lemon body milk doesn't smell of lemon sweets or of lemonade. . . it smells of real lemons. 



Both the little sets are handsomely presented in these gorgeous little brown gift boxes, with the corresponding sleeve carrying not only an evocative related image, but all the ingredient information for the products included. All the products are dermatologically tested, paraben free, mineral oil free, silicone free, propylene glycol free and ethanolamine free. 

These would either make a great gift, an easy travel packing option or just a really great introduction to a fabulous brand!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

If you saw my last post where I was singing the praises of my fab new bake ware items from drinkstuff, you'll know I promised a little run down of my recent Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies.  

Peanut butter and chocolate have to be one of the most delightful flavour combinations in existence! 

I used my clever little measuring cups to follow the original recipe, but here's how it looks with more traditional weight measurements! 

chocolate and melted butter

Ingredients

Brownie Mix

4oz butter
4oz plain chocolate
2oz milk chocolate
3oz plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3.5oz sugar
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Peanut Butter Filling

2oz butter, melted
2.5oz sugar
6oz smooth peanut butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

 
Melt together the butter and chocolate for the brownie mixture. Whisk in the sugar, eggs and vanilla extract. Then stir in the dry ingredients.


To make the peanut butter filling, just mix together the peanut butter, sugar and melted butter and you'll soon end up with a smooth sloppy peanutty mess. Well, that' the theory anyway - it wasn't 'til I got to this stage that I realised I'd bought crunchy peanut butter instead of smooth - ooops - so my mixture wasn't exactly the creamy delight it should have been!


Poor around a third of the brownie mixture into your baking tray, then blob in the peanut buttery filling. Cover this with the rest of the brownie mix and pop in the oven for around 40 minutes. According to the original recipe you were supposed to pop the remaining filling mix on top. . . but I didn't read this part (oops!) and it had already gone in the middle!)


Now, my peanut butter stuff ended up pretty much at the bottom of my brownies - I'm not sure if this is because I didn't put enough of the brownie mix in first or because the switch to crunchy peanut butter made it sink - so they didn't exactly look quite as they were supposed to. But they tasted so blinking good that I can hardly class them as a failure! 


It goes without saying, they go down a treat with a cup of tea!

23 July 2014

GBBO - The Right Tools for The Job

It's just two weeks 'til the return of The Great British Bake Off and I imagine the nation will be abuzz with new-found enthusiasm for baking. 

Though if you get caught up in the excitement and want to get busy in the kitchen, it's really important to have the right tools for the job - and my new Mason Cash baking equipment from drinkstuff.com has definitely helped me get in the mood to get my bake on! 

cute strawberry mixing bowl

I remember doing a lot of baking with my grandma when she was little, usually ginger cake! And she had this great big beige Mason Cash mixing bowl - it weighed a tonne and you couldn't pick it up to stir the contents! That bowl was always so closely associated in my head with the act of baking that I'm very excited to have my own! 

nice baking stuff mason cash


This one though has a bit of a cute modern twist, with its gorgeous red colour and adorable strawberry design. I totally love it, I not only feel like a 'proper' baker but it looks fantastic in my kitchen! I've put it to the test a couple of times in my kitchen now, but it'll get its first 'proper' run out when it comes to Christmas Cake making time as it's usually far and away the biggest mixture on my baking calender.

The measuring cups, also Mason Cash, have a very different story. Instead of being inspired by warm fuzzy memories of baking, these were desired more out of frustration. I can't be the only one that's thought of something I fancy making and headed to the internet for a recipe only to be bamboozled by an American recipe asking for half a cup of sugar! The cups in my cupboard range between the kids mini came-with-a-toddler-breakfast-set cups, to great big pint pots (for when you really need a lot of coffee!) - which cup do I use? 

It would be one thing if all the ingredients on a given recipe were measure in cups, because then at least everything would be ok ratio wise, but it's rarely the case! Usually at the very least there's eggs to consider... 

mason cash cup measures

I took these on a test run recently and I figured since American recipes were now open to me, I'd hit up that oh-so American name in baked goods, Martha Stewart, for her chocolate peanut butter brownie recipe. 

I thought I was going really well 'til the recipe threw me off a bit by asking for a stick of butter. A stick. What? Why can't you just weigh things?! But I figured it out in the end! 

I was going to include those baking exploits within this post but since I've already rambled plenty I'll do it in a separate one shortly - complete with 'proper' measurements for those not lucky enough to have one of these nifty little sets! 

I can imagine that once I got used to the cups a bit more, they would actually be easier than standard weighing. Of course, I'd never make the switch full time (moral objections!) but for recipes I find that are written in cups these will be so handy and I'm very glad to have them! 

drinkstuff also carry a huuuuge range of other baking equipment that's as handsome as it is practical, so you should check out their stock here and get yourself all kitted out for the Bake Off!