Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Manchester Fashion Week Day 3

Over May Bank Holiday, Halle St Peter's in Ancoats was transformed into a fashion show space, showcasing some of Manchester's boutiques and fashion brands for Manchester Fashion Week 2014.

I attended on the Sunday night and sat f-row with my Blogger Pals, Irena D Music and Lily Kitten! I have taken a few pics of some of my favourite looks, but the stand out show was Laundry Boutique for me. I absolutely love the shop anyway, but it was really nice to see some of their pieces in the flesh and I made a mental shopping list as I was watching the show!

If you want to read more about Laundry Boutique and grab a discount code for their website please click here.

I'm sure attendees of Manchester Fashion Week will agree it was a great way to spend Bank Holiday Weekend and brilliant to see some of the Manchester Fashion talent we have on our doorstep.

Thanks for having me #MCRFW! :)

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Paul Mitchell Neuro Intelligent Styling

Paul Mitchell Neuro Intelligent Styling Tools

Last week I was kindly invited to sample Paul Mitchell's newest offering in styling tools, Neuro Intelligent Styling.

We were whisked off to a lovely Salon in Leigh called Urban Spirit and treated to fizz and nibbles upon our arrival. Each of the bloggers were then introduced to their stylist and discussed how we would like our hair to be styled.

I like the big hair, wavy look. I would normally achieve this by using straighteners or a curling tong so I was shown both options from the Intelligent Styling range.

What struck me immediately about these tools is that they are ready to go incredibly quickly. They are light, easy to use, and with their titanium plates they don't snag the hair like their ceramic counterparts. There are 6 tools in the range, with the cheapest coming in at about £60 all the way up to £100 for the hair dryer.

I was really impressed with the products and I really like that they cater for all hair thicknesses and types due to the variety of barrel widths and clip/unclipped versions.

If you are looking for a new styling tool then I would strongly recommend Paul Mitchell's Intelligent Styling!

Big thumbs up from me and thank you to Paul Mitchell and Urban Spirit for having me! :)

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Professional Hairdresser Live - Manchester

A couple of weekends back, I attended Professional Hairdresser Live. I love heading to events like this as it is a really good way of staying one step ahead of the beauty trends, check out new products coming our way and stock up on professional quality tools at trade prices!

The show was full to the brim of great hair.. alongside all the hair care and tool brands you would expect to see. It would appear that I am in good company with my ombre locks as it really seemed like that that trend is here to stay!

I stayed strong and didn't go wild on the purchases front, the only thing that came home with me was a tangle teezer style brush with a handle so that I can brush my hair a bit easier when it's wet.

I was drooling over the Beauty Works hair pieces as usual and very much enjoyed wandering around and taking it all in! The competitions and masterclasses looked amazing and I am really pleased I had time to pop down.


Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Beauty FX Wilmslow

Monday nights normally consist of me retreating back to my flat all tired but pleased that first day of the week is over... last night however, I headed out to Beauty FX in Wilmslow for their re-launch following a makeover on the salon.

Treated to snacks, sweeties from Truly Scrumptious and the vocal talents of Izzy Naylor, guests were shown round the salon and given the opportunity to watch and try some treatments!

I had previously heard of the salon as one of the top places in South Manchester to go for nails, lashes and other treatments (Coleen is regularly papped waltzing in and out to get her pampering done) so when the invite popped into my inbox I was really keen to go and take a look for myself.

The salon is, in my eyes, the perfect combination of relaxing, fun, comfortable and definitely not clinical. I sometimes find salons can be quite intimidating but Beauty FX couldn't be further from that. The rooms are all spatious and inviting, and the pedicure room is a sight to behold!

Each of the therapists hosted their own demo room, showcasing their specialism. I watched Charlotte give Chelsea a Crystal Clear Microdermabrasion and I can confirm her skin was soft as a peach upon completion of the treatment! Crystals are gently blown over the surface of the skin and then vacuumed back taking any dead skin cells with it. It was good to see how the treatment works as it's one of those things I have heard about but always avoided as it sounded like it would be an uncomfortable experience!

I ventured into Lynne's room where she was showing their lash extensions. I had a few applied to the outer corners of my lashes and I am super impressed with them!

We also saw Aimee doing HD brows and gel nails being applied by the bucket load. Everyone was really happy with their treatments and it was genuinely a really lovely event to attend.

I always enjoy bumping into my pals, so it was nice to see Janine from Artiste Creative Makeup, Anna from It's a Blogger's World and Lily Kitten!

If you want to get pampered then I would strongly recommend Beauty FX as a really fantastic salon.

To find out more visit their website, Twitter or Facebook! For appointments, call 01625 549 551.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Laundry Boutique

For those of you who have not yet sampled the absolute delight of popping into a Laundry Boutique store or shopping with them online, please alert your banking provider in advance of any purchases this post will encourage you to make.

I have been shopping at Laundry for a while now as it was recommended to me by a friend who knew one of the lovely ladies who owned the shop. There is a branch in Altrincham which is the store I used to go to, but with them cropping up all over now, it is obvious that I am not alone in my enjoyment of their offerings. Taking on stores in Manchester, Chester, London, amongst other prime locations, Laundry Boutique bring together a variety of brands under one roof.

What struck me the most about Laundry is that whoever does the buying has an extremely good eye for stylish pieces that are a very reasonable price! I have alot of their stock in my wardrobe and I almost always get people asking me where I have got it from.

Laundry Boutique will be showcasing their faves on Sunday 20th April at Manchester Fashion Week and I for one am super excited to see their show.

Those of you who can't wait until then, head on over to their website and for a cheeky 10% discount, please enter the code sweetiesal10 at the checkout! It is valid for 6 months and is available to UK friends only :)

Also a tip is to follow their pages on Facebook as they regularly post pictures of the new stock so you can be primed and ready to pounce if you see something you like!
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