#HelloSummerMoments with Costa Coffee

imageLast week I was asked by everyone favourite coffee shop, Costa Coffee, to join in their #HelloSummerMoments campaign which revolved around their newly released summer menu.  With the likes of Iced Ginger Beer on the menu, I figured being set a challenge to eat cakes, sandwiches and drink coffee and iced smoothies a plenty was a pretty sweet deal.
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After gorging myself on a sample menu of Costa’s new offerings, I took a pit stop over the weekend for a mini shopping spree in town.  Laden with bags and feeling non too fresh in the summer heat, I decided to cool myself down with one of Costa’s new iced coolers.  The Green Tea, Lime and Mint cooler is essentially a virgin mojito.  Tasty, refreshing and hits the spot completely (watch out for obligatory brain freeze!)

imageAs part of my Costa Hamper, I was sent a selection of Essie nail polishes to create a Costa Summer Menu inspired manicure – now, I’m no nail art specialist, I’m a bit of a neutral nails does it all kind of gal but I found my inner nail artist and knocked up the following set of nails based around the Raspberry Ripple Fancy, which are basically French Fancies, supersized. & for someone who can easily polish off half a box of French Fancies, these babies are pretty welcome – it’s ore acceptable to say I ate one cake rather than three… it was difficult not smudging my freshly painted nails or getting crumbs on them.
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imageYou know how that Raspberry Ripple French Fancy looked pretty damn tasty? Well they also do a mint chocolate version which is one of the (many) cakes we took along to the park to make the most of the sunshine… with Ted hot on my tail. I figured I’d introduce the curious little cutie to his first Costa and by the looks of it, he’s a fan as well. He’s not too good at the “throw and fetch” routine of a frisby however and instead decided to wear it as a hula hoop, minus the hoola-ing.
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Have you tried any of the menus off the new summer menu? I really fancy the Iced Ginger Beer (for obvious ginger reasons) but weirdly I don’t enjoy the taste of ginger. I’ve also been told the Strawberry and Lime cooler tastes like a blended Twister lolly. WHAT?

BRB. Off to buy everything from Costa.