The Cake App & Iddu London|Review

It’s a special date, you had an amazing meal, the waiter was super helpful, but now you need to leave and that bill is taking forever to arrive to your table. Don’t you just wish you could walk away and not have to worry about it?


There’s an app for that!

I’ve been recently using CAKE, which is an app that allows you to pick a place with a credit offer on, open your own tab at the beginning of your meal then split or pay the whole bill and leave when you’re ready.

It gives you plenty of extra time and less worries!


I’ve tried it for the first time at Iddu London, a modern Sicilian cafe space with patio seats in South Kensington. My date that day was my sister and we had a lovely brunch before heading for a walk in London.



Iddu is a lovely place with an excellent service and food. We ordered the sweet potato soup of the day, the Penne alla Norma, the Salmon Tartare, avocado and quinoa and scrambled eggs. I definitely recommend it!






The CAKE app just made the whole experience very easy, no worries, no stress and gave my sister and I the opportunity to just talk and relax.


You can download the app here. And you can check all the places they have it available here.  And by using my code TIGERCAKE, you can get £5 to start on the app! I promise you won’t regret it!



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Cosmetic Warrior|Lush Product Review

This is the second face mask I tried from Lush and I’ve used it throughout the entire month of July.

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I’ve been trying to reduce the oily skin on my face and I was recommended this mask as a gentle and balancing fresh face mask with antibacterial tea tree and fresh garlic working together to cleanse.

Fresh green grapes clean and cool the skin, whilst free range eggs tighten its texture and antimicrobial honey leaves it soft and moisturised.



You just need to smooth a generous layer of this mask onto clean skin and leave for 10 to 15 minutes. I use cold water (you can also use lukewarm water, but avoid hot water) to remove the mask while massaging my face. You can feel a softer skin straight away and it lasts till the following day. I was able to see a difference on my skin, not as oily as before, but the garlic smell is quite strong and needs a lot of time to get used to.


The ingredients:

Garlic is antiseptic, and its deep-cleansing action helps to reduce spots and clear the complexion, leaving it feeling soft, fresh and comfortable. Garlic is also a source of selenium, which increases antioxidant activity in the body.


Fresh green grapes help to degrease the skin and give a thorough cleanse without stripping moisture from the skin.  They also help apply absorbant powders onto the skin to keep them absorbing excess oil and sweat throughout the day.


Honey is a natural humectant meaning it attracts and retains moisture. In addition to being very moisturising, the antibacterial action helps to thoroughly clean the skin in shower, hair and skin care.


Tea tree oil has been scientifically proven to be antibacterial, antifungal and particularly effective against the types of fungi we call yeasts.


I’ve been reviewing a different mask every month, so make sure you’re following me on social media so you don’t miss any of the posts!


If you’ve tried this mask, please share your experience on the comments’ section. If you have any facial mask to recommend please feel free to share it too.


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Reasons to start cycling today

If you haven’t yet discovered the wonders of cycling, you are about to, after reading this post. Either you’re a minimalist, Eco friendly, or whatever you like to label yourself, owning a bike and actually use it, is great in so many levels. Here are a few reasons why you should get a bike, now.


1. Exercise. I’ve decided to quit the gym since May. Most of the times it just made me feel guilty for not having time to go there. But you know what I have time to do? To cycle! Because I do it to go to work every day! Cycling burns an enormous amount of calories, and takes you places whilst you’re doing it.

2. Green. Bikes don’t release toxic gases. And they don’t take that much energy to make and transport. They run on good old clean human energy and extra calories!

3. Takes up less space. Bikes can fit in doorways, in the front garden, in alleyways, and in sheds. They can be parked on lamp posts, fences and railings. They’re great for city dwellers, studio flats, apartments, not to mention Minimalists!

4. Easier to maintain. Bike pieces are cheap and a lot of bike shops will help you out for free if you buy the parts from them.

5. Faster. One of the things I’ve been enjoying the most since I’ve got my bike is look at people stuck in a traffic jam and me still being able to cycle all the way through.

6. Quieter. There’s nothing more Zen than the silence of a bike, maybe my house on Sunday mornings when everyone is asleep, but not the point. Imagine the morning rush with no horns or beeps, engine hums and roars or people venting their road rage. Just a few cyclist’s bell things and the quiet clicks of the pedals running.

And these are just a few reasons why I’ve decided to get a bike. If you have more, please share on the comments below!

If you’re curious to know which bike I got head to my Instagram where I’ve been sharing a few pictures!


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