New Murakami alert!
I’m currently rushing through 1Q84 book two so I can read book three and swiftly move onto the new book ‘Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage.’ It’s released in English this week and Waterstones on Deansgate, Manchester are opening an hour early on Tuesday for his biggest fans. Head down for the 8am opening to grab yourself limited edition stickers and to be in with a chance of winning a signed copy o the book.
[photo from this guy]
I love having a walk around Chinatown in Manchester. It always smells amazing and there are plenty of supermarkets, restaurants, craft shops and bakeries.
I can’t walk through without visiting either Wing Fat or Hang Won supermarket. Usually I pick up Tao Kae Noi crispy seaweed which comes in different flavours including pizza (yeah pizza flavoured seaweed) and 3000 boxes of Pocky and a butt load of sweets. There are some weird and wonderful stuff stocked there, try to avoid the fish head aisle unless you’e into dead things staring back at you. On my latest trip I came across tomato flavoured Pretz, which are super delicious and morish. It’s made by the same company that make Pocky, so like the savoury version. I am now a huge fan and will be going back for more.
If you like Sanrio/San-X/Ghibli, arts and crafts and traditional Chinese goods then visit T La Arts & Craft shop on Nicholas Street. I have been going there since I can remember and have always wanted the maneki-neko below, it’s only £238 – Birthday gift please.
Psst, one of my favourite online stores has a sale on. Psst, don’t miss it.
See what else Ohh Deer has to offer here
Soreen, it’s pronounced SOR-een
I like Soreen cut in slices topped with lots of butter, but did you know you can have Soreen in lots of different ways? There are some great recipes on their website and the Chocolate Soreen Flapjack is one of the best.
Using the Soreen Original malt loaf, butter, caster sugar, porridge oats, golden syrup and dark chocolate you can make your own. Just watch the video below and follow this link for the full recipe *warning, mouth watering*
I’m no beauty blogger, I’ll leave that to the professionals. I do like make up though and signed up for Glossybox. If you haven’t heard of Glossybox yet it’s a monthly beauty subscription service. Every month you will receive 5 beauty samples in a super nice box through the post!
The contents do differ from month to month. This month was all things America to celebrate 4th July. Everything inside was from an American brand and it was all wrapped nicely in a red, white and blue box. The contents were;
• Bellapierre Mineral Lipstick
• Absolute Eyeshadow Primer
• Color Club Nail Polish
• Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara
• Carmex Lip Balm
My favourite has to be the lipstick along with the American favourite, Carmex. I did my research and the contents of my box contained products totalling around £47, so totally worth it! I did find that not everyone was as lucky and their contents were not as good as mine [see their Instagram page for moaners and praisers.] I’m hoping this wasn’t a one off as it was my first one.
You can sign up for a rolling contract which is £10 a month and you can cancel any time. If you do sign up make sure you fill in the questionnaire correctly, they match the right products to your skin tone and style. Perfecto!
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