Summer Cocktails

I’m planning a little get together this weekend and have been trying to think of some exciting things to do for the food and drink. Especially the drink. Normally I tend to gravitate towards a glass of wine but with the sun promising to shine this weekend I thought it would be nice to try something a bit more exotic .


I found some really good cocktail recipes and have since spent hours trying to narrow my option down; so far I am down to 4 choices – all of which sound delicious!

Fancy trying something new this weekend too? Here’s my selection below – join in the fun!

Island Oasis



1½ oz. Voli Light Mango Coconut Vodka

6 blueberries

2 strawberries

1 oz. light sweet and sour mix

1 oz. light orange juice

Garnish: blueberries and strawberries


Muddle berries in a glass. Add remaining ingredients and stir. Garnish with blueberries and strawberries.

(Perfect to drink whilst dreaming of that tropical island you wish you were on!)
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Infusely Diet Tea

Infusely Diet Tea

Like most of the British population I love a cup of tea – black, two sugars. So much so that recently I seem to have stockpiled a ridiculous amount of fruit and herbal teas. Some I like, some I don’t and today I am going to feature one of them (if only to make me feel better about spending so much money on them!).

Infusely are a brand I wasn’t too familiar with until recently. They offer a select of three teas for various outcomes:

Diet Tea: Fat burning, appetite suppressing, super tea.

Sh.Tea: Reduce bloating, feel healthier, look slimmer.

Complexion Tea: Skin rejuvenation and younger looking.

Infusely Diet Tea
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Ohso Chocolate Review

I am a huge fan of anything bad for you: pizza, crisps, indian, wine and chocolate. So I was hugely relieved when I discovered a chocolate that was good for you – not only that, but it is recommended you eat one a day. That’s a guideline I can follow very easily!

Ohso Chocolate is a weekly subscription service; on the day of your choice 7 bars of the chocolate will be delivered through your letterbox and you get the pleasure of devouring one a day!

One individual Ohso bar contains around a billion Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium bacteria. Research says that that this is the optimum amount of friendly bacteria per day. The friendly bateria helps to positively influence healthy gastrointestinal functions and your immune system.

ohso chocolate

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Glamour LIB Box Review

I’m not a huge fan of beauty boxes, despite having signed up to Glossy Box and the like previously I have always felt disappointed at the products included. I always feel that I would rather have taken the £10/£12 to Boots instead and bought something specific.

But Latest in Beauty are different, you can see exactly what is inside the box before you purchase and therefore there are no disappointments!

The latest box in their array is The Glamour Beauty Edit, including products chosen by Glamour Magazine’s Beauty Director.


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Guest Post: How to Travel Stylishly

Hi Carousel Diary readers! I’m Jane and I blog over at Jane Heinrichs: art, life, love.  I’m a children’s book illustrator, based between Canada, England and South Africa.  That means I fly a lot.  I love travelling and I love new adventures.

The summer holiday season is approaching, so I want to share a few tips and tricks with you to make flying effortless and stylish.

We all know flying is a stressful business: tight schedules, tight seating arrangements and tight nerves.  But it doesn’t have to be that bad; all it takes is a little organization and forethought.
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