Sunday, 24 May 2015

How to be Parisian..


My pal bought me this book for my birthday and as a bit of a new style of blog post for me I thought I would feature it on here!

Parisian women just get it right. They are chic, all the time, and as someone who feels far from that I was interested to hear what tips they could give me!

The book is so funny, full of smart quips, recipes, and random bits and bobs! I really enjoyed the book so if you are looking for something fun to read for yourself or a gift then definitely buy this! :)

Friday, 22 May 2015

Manchester Eats: Revolution Parsonage Gardens

Revolution Parsonage Gardens
I had the pleasure of visiting Revolution Parsonage Gardens in Manchester last night to sample their new menu! It has been ages since I have visited that particular bar and I was very pleasantly surprised by the decor, open, relaxing with nice quirky touches and alot brighter than it used to be!

Me and my pal ordered a round of Pornstar Martinis to get going (hello 2-4-1 during happy hour) and looked through the menu. Filled with a real mix of foods, I opted for butterfly prawns to start and cherry cola glazed chicken wrap and sweet potato fries for my main meal! It was gorgeous!!!

My guest had garlic bread to start and a burger for her main. We were both way too full to have dessert (an excuse to go back!) but I rounded off my meal with a jelly baby frozen cocktail!

I think for a bar/restaurant, Revolution has created the perfect balance of a fun and relaxed eatery alongside a great drinking location!

We will definitely be back :)

Thank you Revolution for inviting me!!!

Thursday, 21 May 2015

The Art of Waxing

BRAZILIAN WAXING COMPANY MANCHESTER
We are nearly in JUNE. My god where has the year gone?! It's well and truly holiday season now and I know I harp on about waxing but I am well and truly converted to it since my first trip to the Brazilian Waxing Company in Manchester!

This month's post is alllll about the different options you have when it comes to bikini waxing, everyone who I speak to about it have such different opinions and personal space boundaries that I thought I would clear up any confusion...

Bikini for Beginners: Their basic bikini wax is a good place to start if you're a wax virgin. They remove any hair showing on the outside of the knicker line and upto 2 inches on the inside. It's worth bearing in mind that at Brazilian Waxing Company they tend to do what other salons would call an "Extreme Bikini" as their standard Basic Bikini.

Brazilian: Some women like to have hair left behind because they don’t like the idea of being completely bare. You can choose to have a traditional ‘landing strip’, a square, a triangle or even a shape. Many women have hearts, stars and thunder bolts! You can even choose where you want the hair to be left. Bang in the middle, floating higher up or even off to one side so you can dye it a different colour! Please note that at BWC, a Brazilian wax is not far off a full Hollywood as they remove the hair along the area that you might call the 'inner lips'. Don't worry though as this is actually the least painful area to have waxed.

Hollywood: For those who dare to bare, the Hollywood wax removes absolutely everything. From front to back you'll be super smooth!

Pinky Minky: It may sound funny as you won't of heard of this anywhere else due to it being exclusive to Brazilian Waxing Company. Some girls like to have abit of hair left on that area so that you don't feel completely bald.. well why not dye it? So they wax you a normal brazilian, bleach the hair then add the pink and voilĂ ! There you have it your very own pinky minky!


Feeling embarrassed?
BWC wax so many Brazilians and Hollywoods everyday that they've seen it all! We're all women at the end of the day and they have a lot of experience when it comes to shy customers.

I have to say that my experience at BWC was really great. I was a shy customer and I was made to feel so comfortable and at ease that I can't recommend them enough!

If anyone has any questions feel free to message me on Twitter! @sweetiesal :)

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Think Money Blogger Meetup

THINK MONEY BLOGGER EVENT FEAT: TIRED MUMMY OF TWO // SHE MIGHT BE LOVED // MISSPOND // POLKADOT PINK // CHARITY SHOP GOLD // SWEETIESAL
On Sunday I was invited to Pizza Express as a guest of Think Money to network with other Bloggers in the North West area. Feeling slightly worse for wear after a late Saturday night, this was just what the doctor ordered as instead of spending the day feeling sorry for myself in bed, I got to spend an afternoon with some pretty damn cool people!

After the initial introductions, we headed into the Pizza Parlour to learn alllll about the art of pizza making, including the surprisingly hard dough flipping!!! After we all made our bases, we were able to select a choice of toppings and then we moved things up a notch and mastered Calzones.

A chef will have approximately four minutes to perfect a Calzone and let me tell you, it is actually quite fiddly and there is a definite skill to it! Once we had finished with our pizza making class we headed back to our table to chat and get to know each other whilst we awaited our cooked pizzas to arrive. I think the only time there was silence was when the pizzas were presented to us and I am pleased to say each and every one of us could have earned a master chef award for our finished culinary masterpieces.

After we had eaten as much pizza as we could fit in, plus the gorgeous cupcakes that had been laid on for us, we did a quiz which was hilarious! I am normally quite good at pub quizzes but I think the lack of sleep meant I was far from being on my A-Game on this occasion...

It was so nice to spend an afternoon where the focus wasn't so much on the brand and more about finding out about Bloggers, what makes us tick, how we incorporate blogging into our lives and alongside other commitments and I think that Think Money have set the bar very high in terms of a genuinely really enjoyable event. We will be working with Think Money moving forwards and introducing other bloggers to the network so please let me know in the comments below if you wish to be put forward! It was so nice to meet bloggers who I have never met before and I really like the concept of the Think Money project.

Thanks to Think Money, Pizza Express on South King Street in Manchester and to Laura, Emma, Charlotte, Georgina and Donna, along with Bryony from Think Money for a really lovely afternoon :)

Monday, 18 May 2015

My ASOS Saved Items..


I ruddy love the ASOS saved items option on site. I like to create a wishlist and also if I know of an event coming up I like to get a few options on my saved items and then make a decision nearer the time!

Here are my current faves;

Iridescent two part dress in rose gold - this is a potential for a summer wedding I am going to but at £95 it ain't cheap!! Another perk of having the items stored safely in saved items is that I can be ready to act if a discount code comes along!

I love the colour of this simple baby blue shift dress. It's another maybe for the wedding..

I am going to Marbs in September so I am loving these lace beach trousers! I would most likely never wear them apart from on holiday so I have sneakily kept these in incase they get reduced.

Popcorn necklace - enough said. I love the stuff, so why not adorn myself with a tribute to my favourite snack?

Pineapple socks, I am totally on board with the pineapple craze and I feel I need these pineapple socks as another avenue to showcase my love for them.

This Freya Bra was a sale find, reduced to just £18. I love Freya Lingerie and this print is super pretty!

The Nude Backless Dress is another potential for the wedding.. I'm not entirely sure if the colour would suit me though.. another perk of saved items is that I am quite indecisive at times so having it in there for me to go back to and look at helps me make a decision!

LOVE this sheer floral jumper!

The khaki pom pom shorts are high up on my wish list. I am such a shorts fan and seem to have them in every colour way possible. They are my go to item for nights out and summer!

As I mentioned previously, I am off to Marbs in September and if the diet is successful I am really liking this cut out swimsuit!

Like a magpie, I am drawn to sparkly stuff and this embellished top is no exception.. I love everything about it!

Finally I have some simple gold pull through earrings in the mix, love the simplicity of these in a big way!

What are you loving on ASOS?
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