Monday, 29 June 2015

20 Small Pleasures

'Life is full of simple pleasures'
  1. A good hair or face day.
  2. Receiving an early morning text, meaning you were someone's first thought of the day.
  3. That lovely warm feeling on your cheeks after a day sunbathing (with SPF on.. obvs).
  4. A perfectly formed, instagram worthy protein pancake that must be shared.
  5. Taking a selfie that doesn't require ALL THE FILTERS.
  6. Waking up with a purpose and feeling positive.
  7. Malibu and steel drums.
  8. A cuddle with an animal (I'm thinking pets here more than an embrace with a cow but whatever floats your boat).
  9. A new lipstick.
  10. Fresh bedlinen.
  11. Trying something on on a whim and it looking great.
  12. The smell of suncream.
  13. A glass of red after a long day.
  14. Looking through old photos.
  15. Catching up with an old friend.
  16. CAKE.
  17. Listening to live music.
  18. Laughing so hard that your stomach hurts.
  19. A lie in on a Sunday.
  20. The sound of rain.

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Victoria Highfield Jewellers Didsbury

On Thursday evening I headed to Victoria Highfield Jewellers which is a gorgeous little Jewellers based in Didsbury Village.

The event was organised by Ledigo PR and we were treated to fizz, orange juice, seriously scrummy cupcakes by Zara Cakes and canapes by Gusto Didsbury! Once we had been fed and watered, myself and the lovely Lily Kitten were shown some amazingly sparkly pieces!!!!

The beauty of the shop is that they can design bespoke jewellery settings with any spare diamonds you have lying around (oh how I wish that was a problem I have). We were allowed to try on some of the rings and I found myself drooling over the above!

Not something I would want gracing my engagement finger (mainly because I would be terrified of losing it!!) but they were absolutely stunning. I am more of a gold and emerald kinda gal - FYI future husband.

All in all it was a really lovely way to spend a Thursday evening and I can genuinely say the quality of some of the pieces were outstanding! They sell a variety of jewellery brands so definitely head on in if you are looking to make a special purchase!!!

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Hobbs Manchester Pop Up Shop

You may have noticed a rather lovely addition to the shop portfolio on King Street in the form of a Hobbs Pop Up Shop!!

Housing high end, premium wardrobe staples, Hobbs is an English institution who create beautifully timeless pieces that could feasibly slot into anyone's wardrobe no matter what your style!

Hobbs have taken some prime real estate on King Street in Manchester and the shop is just gorgeous. Their spring summer collection is filled with pastels, crisp whites and a few brights thrown in too.

Hobbs treated me to an item of my choice and having never shopped at Hobbs before I wasn't sure what I would find to buy! I opted for a gorgeous pair of jeans and whilst they are way more expensive than what I would usually go for, they are such high quality!

If you are off for some shopping in Manchester then definitely head down!

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Barrecore Manchester

Barrecore Manchester
Last Wednesday I tried a sampler of the new way to workout, Barrecore!

Inspired by Ballet moves, the classes use small movements and postural exercises to promote fat burning, toning and stretching.

The taster class was hosted by Selfridges in Exchange Square Manchester, in conjunction with Sweaty Betty.

I had a 20 minute class and I can honestly say I was genuinely quite shocked at how obviously effective the taster session was in that time! I was sweating, aching and knew that I would hurt in the days after...

I really really enjoyed the movements done, everything was doable, what was difficult was that the longer you hold or with each repetition, the burn came on with vengeance!

I'm going to head to their Alderley Edge Studio in the next couple of weeks to give a proper class a try, I will report back!

Big thanks to Selfridges for inviting me and for the amazing makeover I was treated to with Tom Ford Cosmetics!! :)

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Mira #ShowerPerfection Shower Head

When you live in rented accomodation, one of the most annoying things can be those feeble showers that get installed on the cheap and you end up dithering under a trickle of water!!!

When Mira Showers contacted me to show me how they could improve it with one small attachment that would revolutionise our shower, without any additional costs to our monthly bills I was intrigued! Part of me was quite sceptical that as someone who is in no way talented with plumbing, this *could* be an accident waiting to happen...

How wrong was I?! The RRP of the 360 Shower Head is £64* which when you have a bit of a crappy shower that you didn't think you could do anything about, is pretty good! I was treated to the Mira 360m Four Spray Shower Head plus some Shiseido goodies and I installed the shower head earlier this week.

Annoyingly, the picture I have will not play ball and I cannot upload it on here without it inexplicably coming out on it's side, so head over to my instagram and twitter to see how it looks!

It was so easy to screw in and it has completely improved my showering experience!!! I love it and I can't recommend it enough! :)
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