Never mind my 18th birthday (spent at the Ballroom in Dunfermline… oh dear. Kill me please!), the biggest benchmark in my life so far has been buying my first ever flat with the ever calm and patient Olly. No more panicking over staining the carpet or too many pinholes in the walls… This place is mine to do whatever I want to it!!!
So far, that’s boiled down to 2 things: turfing the back garden… and getting a biscuit jar. To me, a biscuit jar is welcoming and homely. To accompany cups of tea and to offer to guests while trying to distract them from the fact that there are mountains of boxes still to be unpacked.
The main problem with having a biscuit jar is the fact that it means you have to have biscuits. I’m not really one for denying myself something when the mood takes me, and the mood for a biscuit strikes a whole lot more often when you actually have biscuits in the house. Right now, it’s chocolate and caramel digestives.
So, if I have this much love for a plain old chocolate biscuit, imagine how I jumped at the chance to attend the launch for the new offering from Cadbury, the Dairy Milk Bliss bar!!
The Bliss bar is a lighter chocolate bar consisting of the classic Dairy Milk chocolate shell, filled with a soft vanilla mousse. Sweet but not too sweet. If I didn’t loathe the word ‘moreish’, I might just describe the Bliss bar as such.
And if that wasn’t good enough, Cadbury’s has teamed up with one of my favourite nail varnish brands (it’s true! Check back to my post re: egg trays and nail varnish…) Nails Inc. to produce 2 new limited edition colours – Vanilla Bliss and Cocoa Bliss.
Vanilla Bliss is a very pale, cream shade, with a subtle gold shimmer. A striking nude which is both romantic and classy. As much as I’ve tried, I don’t generally suit nude tones, but this works for me.
Cocoa Bliss is a shade that I know will be staple colour for me this winter. Its deep chocolate tone is very on-trend this season and is the perfect way to add a touch of glamour to your outfit.
And adding the cherry to the chocolatey, nail varnishy cake, I got a complimentary manicure to test the shades and a Bliss bar to get me through the bus journey home!!
…now I just have to wait till National Chocolate Week when the Bliss bar is launched so I can buy another one. Damn munchies.
Vanilla Bliss and Cocoa Bliss by Nails Inc. are available from 13th October 2010.