Date Night Destinations

My boyfriend and I have been together a couple months shy of 3 years and every couple of weeks we make it a point to go out and spend some quality time together – how else are you meant to keep the fire alive?!

We love to explore London and experience new things together, so we’re always on the lookout for great places to go on dates. As we’ve got quite different personalities, we never really run out of things to do, which is why I thought I’d share my list of favourite places in London to go on a date night.

Electric Cinema

I am a movie fanatic. I just love a good movie. Sadly though, my boyfriend is not as into movies as I am. When we first started dating a good few number of our dates were to my local cinema – poor him. To kind of negotiate and make going to the cinema a tad bit more enjoyable for him, I found out about the Electric Cinema in Shoreditch – one of my favourite places in London! It’s a little gem buried inside a beauty parlour slash cafe slash bar and it’s amazing. It’s a little pricier than the normal Odeon, but there’s around 30 people per viewing. so if you’re a movie goer like me, you don’t have to worry about annoying people talking throughout the movie. You can order food and drinks to your chair. And when ordering your ticket you can either order a lounge/bed for you and your partner to share or individual comfy chairs complete with a lovely blanket, perfect for snuggling.

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Bowling

Staying on course for conventional dates, Brooklyn Bowl is for those who love bowling, but this has a twist. This is bowling for grownups, you can get alcohol, and a greasy cheeseburger, while listening to dope music and the occasional live concert- yes concert lol. This place is pricey, so its worth checking who will be performing there to make your trip worthwhile, but it is totally cool. I’m not a fan of bowling as my boyfriend always whoops my ass, but it’s good fun once in a while.

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Burger and Lobster

Me and my boyfriend are die hard foodies. We enjoy eating together… you know what they say – food is a way to a man’s heart – even when you’re not cooking it lol. If you’re looking for a chilled evening out, this is the place to go. Forget an easy Byron burger and trade it in for Lobster and fries. This place is lovely and affordable, and if you end up going to the one in Soho, you can also take a stroll around China Town.

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Saatchi Gallery

My boyfriend is an art type (Check out his custom leather jackets if you like) . He’s always dragging me to exhibitions and art galleries and to be totally truthful I’m just not  that into them (I absolutely hate the Tate Modern) but the Saatchi Gallery has become one of my favourites as it’s not pretentious. They always have really modern art pieces, that actually make sense. If you haven’t taken a trip, I would recommend you do so, plus, you can explore Chelsea after and maybe catch a drink at a local bar…ooh la la.

saatchi

Other than exploring different places in and around London, a Netflix & Chill session, or an impromptu concert is always on the cards!

Where do you like going on Date Night? x

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Beautiful Skin

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At the start of the year I made a conscious decision to really look after my skin and try and improve it’s overall condition to acheive #beautifulskin

I have Oily/normal combination skin and suffer from scarring and oversized pores, so if I don’t follow a strict skincare routine, I find the texture of my skin becomes really rough and oily and my pores become super magnified meaning my makeup doesn’t blend in well

As a result I visited The Body Shop. It’s not a store I’ve ever bought from, but, I thought I’d try it out as I kept seeing some of my fave YouTubers rave about their products and loving the results.

I explained to the sales assistant what my main skincare problems were and what I wanted to tackle, and she gave me some really useful advice. She recommended two products in particular…

Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter – This is a product that i’ve wanted to use for some time. As I wear makeup practically everyday when I’m going to work, but one thing I find hard to do is take off my makeup before I go to bed – I know it’s really bad!

This cleansing butter is a miracle product, it has the same consistency as coconut oil. In the tin it’s solid, but once you warm it up by rubbing it in your hand you apply to a dry face of makeup, it turns into an oil. The oil gets to work immediately and saturates your makeup, after I just wipe clean with a muslin cloth and warm water.

This product smells great, it’s relaxing and works a treat so I’d definitely re-buy and recommend as it’s so much better for your skin than using a makeup wipe and just as easy to use.

My next step is to moisturise using the Drops of Youth… This product is from one of the newer skincare collections and I was not immediately sold, but thought I’d give it a try and it’s proven to be great.

I’ve been using both products for over a month and I’m really enjoying using them as a duo. This moisturiser has a weird oily consistency – a gel to water liquid care- to be correct, which I wasn’t too keen on as I have oily skin, however, once applied and massaged into the skin, it dries more matte – perfect!

The Drops of Youth also contain plant stem cells, which help restore and repair the damaged and unhealthy skin, leaving the skin softer, smoother and moisturised.

It’s safe to say that I’ll be back to try out some of their newer collections, do you have any recommendations?