Review – Take-out from Wagamama, Glasgow Fort

Summer is over… I actually can’t believe it. It was over in a flash. Already the nights seem colder, and I’ve been lighting the fire in my living room to keep me cosy! The littlest started P1 today as well – my baby is all grown up! Anyway, I digress…

As much as I love to eat out, there is something to be said about snuggling up at home with some good food, and maybe a glass of wine, in front of the latest box-set on Netflix (I’ve become addicted to Stranger Things). Before we know it, X Factor will have started. I’m looking forward to family nights in front of the fire watching all the crazy auditions.

On the menu will be Wagamama… Yes, that’s right – you can now get take-out from Wagamama and it’s the same menu that you get in the restaurant – including the kids menu.

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I popped into Wagamama at Glasgow Fort at the weekend to try it out, and the service was great (granted they knew I was doing a review and were expecting me, but all the customers are treated the same). If you need to wait for your order you will be offered a complimentary water or green tea, or you can pop out to do a little more shopping. I had a glass of iced water whilst I watched the chefs cook up my chosen dishes. It only took 10 minutes. I had pulled pork steamed gyoza followed by steak bulgogi (marinated sirloin steak with miso-fried baby aubergine served with soba noodles and a sesame and bulgogi sauce). I also chose a freshly made tropical juice, that gets packaged up into a bottle for take-out. Larger orders are ready for collection in a Wagamama bag for life, whilst smaller ones are in paper bags. If you live a bit far away from the eatery, then the meals come in microwaveable pots so you can re-heat it.

The food was excellent. I do love a Wagamama. The gyoza was delightful. I believe it’s the first time I’ve had pulled pork in a dumpling; it worked really well and tasted great. I have a thing for aubergine at the moment, so the steak dish was a real hit. Using my chopsticks that came in the bag I mixed it up real good before demolishing! Unlike other take-outs I didn’t have a “food baby” later that night… a sign of decent food! I’d highly recommend it for a lazy night in when you don’t feel like cooking!

Thank you Glasgow Fort and Wagamama for the complimentary dinner. Opinions as always are my own, and are honest.

 

 

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Review: New bareMinerals skincare

I’ve been trialling a new bareMinerals cleansing foam and moisturising cream, and wanted to share with you my thoughs.

The products are part of the new Skinsorials range; and instead of the typical cleanse, tone & moisturise routine… this range is designed to purify, empower & moisturise!

There are four cleansers for Step One: Purify.

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The Pure Plush Gentle Deep Cleansing Foam (£18) that I have been using is nice, but perhaps not my favourite cleanser from all my skincare products in my cabinet. It smells lovely, containing extracts of elderflower and rosemary, and foams up a treat but I would prefer a single product that can remove eye make up as well as cleansing the face – this is a bit stingy on my eyes for my liking. Maybe it’s just that I’m over sensitive!! I think I may have got on better with the oil cleanser that features in the new range (Oil Obsessed Total Cleansing Oil).

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Step Two: Empower, consists of a new serum – Skinlongevity. Finally, Step Three: Moisturise has a choice of four different products. The Butter Drench Restorative Rich Cream (£32) that I was sent is definitely my favourite of the two products I tried. This cream is just gorgeous. It’s such a lovely thick consistency and yet it absorbs very quickly into the skin. It instantly made my skin feel soft and hydrated.

You probably know already that I’m a sucker for packaging, and the tub of moisturiser is just beautiful! The metallic lid is totally on trend, and it looks brilliant on my new bathroom counter! Love!!!

Thank you bareMinerals for sending me the products to review. As always, opinions are honest and are my own.