First Impressions of Ruyi Vegetarian Restaurant

Finally visited Ruyi Vegetarian House (Withington) who do delicious vegetarian and vegan food, specialising in mock-meats.

They are doing the #eatouttohelpoutscheme during the week.

The general standard of cooking was fantastic and the staff (even though they were so busy) were so attentive. Really relaxed, friendly atmosphere too.

I ordered: Peking Ribs (lovely), Salt and Pepper Tofu (quality), Mixed Veg (subtle seaweed flavour).

My Bloke ordered: Peking Ribs, Satay Chicken (amazing) and Stir Fried Mushroom (lovely).

They’re moving to Chorlton very soon, which is a very trendy and unique place to be. I do think it will be such a shame for this part of Withington that another veggie/vegan place has gone, along with the closure of Boho Utopia cafe recently.


Souk Souk Beauty Box Review

I came across the brand Souk Souk on Twitter and asked them if they were a cruelty-free beauty company. I’m glad to say the answer was yes, as I’ve been looking for an ethical BB for a while. They offer The Little Green Beauty Box subscriptions for 3, 6 and 12 months or a pay monthly option. They also offer a one offer a Limited Edition Beauty Box and a Bespoke Beauty Box – Large £100 Medium £50 or Small (which is the one I went for) at £25. It says on their website ‘each box contains a selection of full-sized and sample-sized products’ and The Little Green Magazine.


Before Souk Souk put your box together they ask you what type of products you are interested in (all of them), ‘What shade of green are you?’ (I’m interested in organic and natural ingredients), What type of skin (oily/combination), what colour skin (olive as I wasn’t sure what medium really meant and I often use a subtle tanning lotion anyway) and what your hair is like – I was pleased they had a ‘coloured’ option.

My box arrived within 4 days from ordering and I was pleased to see it was an easily recyclable cardboard box filled with the products nestled in shredded paper – I hate those foam peanut things!

Souk Souk Beauty Box Contents

I actually squealed with delight upon opening my box and seeing all of the lovely (and very ethical) products – yay! I’ll be reviewing all of the products individually over the next couple of months but for now here’s the list of contents:

Avril Mascara – I’ve just ran out of my old faithful, so I’m really excited to try this out.

Faith in Nature aloe Vera & Ylang ylang Shower Gel/Foam Bath

Essential Care Lemon & Tea Tree face wash – should be great for my combi skin.

Dr Alkaitis Replenishing Serum (sample)

Dr Alkaitis Treatment Oil (sample)

Dr Alkaitis Night Cream (sample)

Eyelash Curlers – which look like the Terminator of lash curlers!

C’s Almond and Avocado Face Cream

Mint and Avocado Foot Balm – as soon as I opened this the peppermint was overwhelming, gaaaah!

Glam Minerals Eyeshadow in antique gold – wow!

Avril nail polish – toffe colour yum!

Intelligent Nutrients Harmonic Shampoo

Intelligent Nutrients Harmonic Conditioner

Overall a great range of products, most of which where BUAV, Vegan and Soil Association (or their international equivalent) approved. I’m a little surprised the hair products aren’t for coloured hair but they do sound like very gentle and nourishing products and I like that I get to try both shampoo and conditioner. I couldn’t have picked better makeup colours for my natural colouring if I’d tried, in fact I’d previously (and unsuccessfully) looked all over for a polish this colour!

I’m so pleased with my Souk Souk Bespoke Beauty Box, I keep recommending it to any one who will listen!

Rating 5/5

Whoop! Whoop!