Food

Milk Train Cafe


After spotting this beauty on instagram a while back it has been on my list of places to check out for ages, so the first sign of sun in London and I was off. I’m not even ashamed to admit I queued out the door for a good 10 minutes before even placing my order.

LOOK HOW BEAUTIFUL IT IS.

Unfortunately there are very few tables inside (4 I think?) and walking around the streets with it was incredibly messy. Candyfloss and ice cream everywhere, dropping heart shaped sprinkles along the street as I walked.

Depending on how many toppings you order and if you get the candy floss cloud, you’re looking to pay around £5. Is that a lot for an ice cream? Yes. Would I go back anyway? You bet.

Beauty

My white food diet post teeth whitening 

So as you may have seen, I had my teeth whitened recently and it’s recommend that you stick to a diet of white foods only for 24-48 hours post treatment. During the whitening process the teeth become dehydrated and so soak up anything they can afterwards, making them more susceptible to staining. Anything that would stain a white tshirt is a no go.

Here are the very unexciting meals I had in the 24 hours following my whitening.

Chicken and rice, a jacket potato (without the skin), lots of water and lemonade to switch it up.

On day 2 I still stuck to light coloured foods but not as strictly.

And most importantly, for snacks I bought some white chocolate and cheesecake!

Drinks

Tower 42

I have a thing for panoramic views, I think they’re just beautiful. Every time I travel somewhere I’ll make sure I find the tallest place I can for an amazing view whilst I’m there. And hey, I may live in London but you can never see it from above enough!

Me and a friend had a few drinks up Tower 42 and it was a really nice alternative to going to a normal bar. There were a lot of expensive champagnes on the menu and some very fancy cocktails but I felt drinks were reasonably priced (for London anyway).

The entrance to the tower was a bit strange. There was a huge reception area that made you feel you were going to be up there alone but once you get out the lift the atmosphere is really nice. The tower is round with floor to ceiling windows all around with tables and chairs facing outwards. Unfortunately this did mean that where you got seated depended on what view you got. We were lucky in that we overlooked the Shard and most of central London.

A fairly cool place to visit for a date I reckon! You are given a time slot (30 minutes I think), but providing you keep buying drinks, I can’t see them asking you to leave.

Beauty

Zoom Teeth Whitening

So just a quick warning, my teeth are fairly horrific and I am more than aware of that. Since moving to London I have been in the process of getting my far from perfect teeth to perfect but as I’m sure you can imagine, it is a long (and very expensive) process.

On my long list of things to do was teeth whitening. My teeth have been fairly yellow for as long as I can remember which I think is down to a combination of my natural tooth colour, poorly looking after them when I was younger, and the ridiculous amount of coke and tea I have consumed over the years.

I was a little apprehensive, as I had read a fair few reviews online and most people seem to experience some degree of sensitivity during or after the treatment but actually, I’ve had none whatsoever!

The treatment itself was fairly boring and involves gel being put on your teeth, a blue light being placed over the teeth, and then sitting and waiting for 15 minutes. You do this 3 times in total.

Having things in your mouth (there’s a joke in there somewhere) isn’t the most comfortable experience in the world and I did leave looking a little like I’d had my lips done but honestly, I couldn’t say anything negative about the treatment.

For the next 24 hours after treatment it is advised you follow a white food diet. I have talked about what I ate in a post here.

I  was given a zoom home kit to use for the next 7 days which is proving a bit less fun but once my 7 days is up I’ll write another post about that.

Here are my before and after photos (taken in natural and unnatural light).

There is a definite difference, I’m just hoping it stays that way!

I am one step closer on my long teeth journey.